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Building the beef industry with composite cattle by Sally Colby Composite cattle, the planned mating of two pure breeds that have desirable traits to create a new breed, might be part of the answer to revitalizing the beef industry. Dr. Jerry Lipsey, executive vice president of the American Simmental Association, says that the concept of planned crossbreeding isn’t new. “Animals such as chickens, pigs, turkeys have been bred as composites for quite a while, as have crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat,” he said. “We don’t plant purebred corn or wheat, we plant crossbreds.” Lipsey noted that the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Clay Center, Nebraska began testing the science of composite seedstock around 1980. “We’ve become comfortable with the term ‘purebred’, regardless of how that term is defined,” said Lipsey. “Open herd book breeds — such as Charolais, Simmental, Chianina, Gelbvieh and Maine Anjou — typically consider 7/8 blood animals as purebreds. Closed herd book breeds such as Hereford and Angus don’t accept other breeds, which keeps a certain level of predictability in cattle relative to certain traits.” Lipsey, who has a lifetime of experience in the cattle industry, says when the American Simmental Association recognized that purebred seedstock will perhaps become less popular, and composite, or crossbred seedstock may become more popular in the future, they created a division called SimSolutions

so that Simmental owners could breed to other breeds. However, the association found that almost all the composite Simmental cattle are Simmental x Angus. “We realized that it really wasn’t going to be Simmental x Hereford, or Simmental x Shorthorn,” said Lipsey. “It was going to be Simmental x Angus (both black and red). When we recognized that, we trademarked the SimAngus™ name. The overwhelming proportion of all composite crossbred seedstock are SimAngus™ — it is wildly popular across this nation.” The growing popularity of composite cattle such as SimAngus™ is the result of cattle breeders recognizing the value of hybrid vigor. “We get two things with cross-breeding,” said Lipsey. “We get hybrid vigor, or heterosis, which is crucial — it keeps us alive. Heterosis gives us fertility and longevity on the maternal side. The other thing we get with crossbreeding is when two breeds are combined in a smart and wise way, we get the best of both worlds. For example, Charolais x Angus steers or Simmental x Angus steers are extremely popular. They have the best traits of Angus, and the best traits of Charolais or Simmental.” Lipsey says that although any animal that is 7/8 or higher Simmental can be registered as a purebred Simmental, more members are breeding SimAngus™ to SimAngus™ and stopping there. “Breeders often refer to ‘stabilized’ SimAngus™ which means multigenerational SimAngus™ (half to half),” he

Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) president Ben Eggers, left, presents the 2011 BIF Pioneer Award to Jerry Lipsey, American Simmental Association. The award was presented to Lipsey at the organization’s 43rd annual meeting and research symposium in Bozeman, MT. The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the improvement of beef cattle, honoring those who have had a major role in acceptance of performance reporting and documentation as the primary means to make genetic change in beef cattle. Photo by Troy Smith, provided courtesy of www.BIFconference.com said. “The semen companies know that spread the diversity even more because the data on such crosses is solid, and breeders can use elite bulls that have they know they can sell the product. The high accuracy. “These bulls have so downstream industries — feedyards many progeny, and even though many and packing plants — love to process of them are long dead, there’s a lot of secattle that have less waste fat and still men stored. They can add huge value to herds.” have marketable characteristics.” Composite cattle will benefit farmers Cross-bred composite seedstock are perfect for small beef herds in states and ranchers, and in the end, consuch as New York and Pennsylvania, sumers. “We can keep heterosis in the says Lipsey. “The reason the cross is so cow herd and blend the breeds properpopular for small herds is that you can ly,” said Lipsey. “We can build cattle go back with a half-bred bull on half- that grow fast, use feed efficiently and bred heifers, and pretty soon your en- produce carcasses that are relatively tire herd is half-half, which is just what lean and have great marbling. It’s a win the feedyards, sale barns and packing for the beef business, a win for the farmplants love to buy,” he said. “It really ers and ranchers across the nation, and adds value to the herd.” Using A.I. helps a win for consumers.”

Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season on your Organic Dairy by Katie Navarra Purchasing winter feedstock is the biggest expense on any dairy farm. Stockpiling forages can extend the grazing season and cut costs up to 20 percent. Setting aside pastures to grow and accumulate forage for use at a later time extends the grazing season into October, November and December, a time when farmers typically purchase silage or forages for feed. The eOrganic webinar, Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season On Your Organic Dairy, led by Laura Paine, an Organic Agriculture Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture explained how stockpiling forages is beneficial to livestock farms as well as provided strategies for successful stockpiling. Stockpiling to reduce expenses On average hay production costs $70-$90 per ton. When hay is purchased it costs up to $90-$140 per ton. The cost of pasture production on the other hand is close to $14-$40 per ton. “It is always cheaper to let cows do the harvesting,” Paine explained, “the rationale for stockpiling forages is economics.” Farms that stockpile forages strive to even out pasture use throughout the entire year. “Cool grasses spurt 50-60 percent of growth from April to June,” she said. But pasture growth from October to December is also feasible. “Anything to help spread that (growth period) over the year is better,” she said. Nutrients needed The impact of Nitrogen and water is significant on potential yields. “1 to 1.5 tons of dry matter can be produced with-

out Nitrogen or water. 1.8 to 2.7 tons can be produced with Nitrogen fertilizer,” she explained, “and 2 to 2.5 tons can be produced with Nitrogen fertilizer and water by irrigation or natural sources.” The challenge for an organic farm becomes the source of Nitrogen. “Organic Nitrogen sources can include manure, compost and fish based fertilizers,” she explained, “there is no research on the effectiveness of these types of Nitrogen fertilizer and spurt of growth for stockpiling.” Creating an effective nutrient distribution system is also critical. The most useful fertility management technique for stockpiling is to use the animals themselves as manure spreaders. “Moving the herd to a new paddock every 12 hours provides better nutrient distribution,” she noted. Nutrient cycling can be affected by management techniques to provide more uniform distribution. “Feed the herd on the pasture and provide their minerals on the pasture,” she explained, “provide water on pasture and make the paddocks square.” Each of these methods encourages the herd to move around and more evenly spread their manure. “Avoid single trees that always attract animals and lead to a buildup of manure, avoid sharp angles or narrow areas in a pasture and limit the herd’s access to surface water,” she also suggested. Pasture and species selection Tall fescue and orchard grass stand out as the best grasses for stockpiling because they have more growth in the fall compared to other grasses and their upright waxy leaf help it maintain a high quality. “Tall fescue can bring ani-

mal health issues because of endophytes,” Paine pointed out, “there are endophyte free fescue options, but they do not perform as well.” Alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil are the strongest legume choices. However, these grasses do not hold up as well in stockpiling because of significant leaf loss over the winter. Upright alfalfa performs better compared with grazing alfalfa because the plant can hold itself up under snow and other climatic conditions. Clover species may not be the best option for stockpiling because these grasses lose a lot of leaves and dry matter between short time of frost and when the cattle are actually put on the pasture. Timing The ideal time to begin stockpiling is late summer (August) to allow the grasses time to rest and regrow until the first frost. “Forage mass and quality is maintained by cold, dry weather,” she added. Stockpiling can also be done in the summer, but the quality can be affected by the warmer, humid weather. A study from Western Canada showed that the start date influenced the total yield. “The later you go in the season the less forage accumulation across all species,” Paine said. When stockpiling started July 15th, 2.54 tons per acre of dry matter with 12 percent crude protein and 62.5 percent of digestible protein was produced. However, waiting until Aug. 15th yielded 1.68 ton per acre, with a 14.4 percent crude protein and 67.5 percent digestible protein. “Look at the type of livestock you have and determine if you are going for quality or tonnage,” she suggested.

Land needed Drawing from experiences in her home state of Wisconsin, Paine offered suggestions on the number of acres needed to successfully stockpile forages. “As a rule of thumb approximately two acres per AU (AU=animal unit= 1,000 pounds of animal) for pasture and hay for 12 months,” she said, “assume 3 percent of the animal’s body weight is needed for dry matter intake per day of pasture, likely to be supplemented with silage/grain.” Based on the assumptions above a 1,200 pound cow needs about 36 pounds of dry matter per day or 1,080 pounds per month. A herd of 100 cows weighing 1,200 pounds each would need approximately 54 tons per month. “At 1.2 tons per acre you would need to stockpile 45 acres for one month of grazing,” she said. It can be difficult for farms that buy forage to set aside enough land for stockpiling. However, if the farm is producing forage on its own property, enough land should be available for stockpiling when specific management techniques are implemented. Why stockpile? Stockpiling takes advantage of the second growth period of cool season grasses. With proper management strategies grazing into October, November and December is possible and if implemented can save the farm significantly on expenses. The benefits are not limited to dairies. Other types of livestock operations, including beef and sheep, can benefit too. “With good management and the right conditions it can make a good alterative,” she concluded.


by Tamara Scully NEWTON, NJ — The Brodhecker family has been farming their own 170 acres of land since 1969. Livestock, hay and grain have been — and remain — primary parts of the farming operation, which includes hundreds of acres of rented land in the surrounding area. Service to the farming community, and the community at large, have always been a key component to the operation. While this has not changed, many aspects of doing business have. Tom and Jane Brodhecker raised their six children here, and 4-H and the county fair were always a big part of the farm. Originally a sheep and cattle operation, the Brodheckers bred animals destined to be raised and shown by many 4-Hers in the county. The family itself has always been active in many aspects of agriculture. Son Phil, who was selected as the New Jersey Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year for 2004, and who has dual degrees in Animal Husbandry and Agricultural Economics, as well as having completed the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Development Program, returned to the farm in 1989. He is now running the farm business in partnership with his parents. Expanding operations “We decided we needed to generate more revenue to support the farm,” Phil Brodhecker said. They decided to focus on direct-marketing to small farm operators by adding an emphasis on farm equipment and specialized feed services for this market. They also began to emphasize and promote their meat products, selling USDA retail cuts directly at the farm, as well as offering traditional freezer shares, to attract local consumers. The farm was already growing its own corn and oats on several hundred acres throughout the region and grinding the crops for their own livestock feed, as well as wholesaling the feed in bulk. They worked with the State to obtain the licensing needed for bagged feed sales. Their storage, processing and distribution facilities are inspected annually, and the rations — of which there are currently 10 separate formulas — are nutritionally tested. They also began to offer sales of equipment and supplies to meet the needs of the farmers who were coming out to purchase the feed. The newest product is their own birdseed, derived from 24 acres of black oil sunflowers, grown right on the farm. They harvest and process the seed, and bag it for retail sales, all of which occur on the farm. More customer-friendly products are planned in the near future, designed to attract non-farmers as well as those involved in farming out to the farm on a regular basis. “Production is one part of farming. Selling your products is the other part,” Brodhecker said. Farm fresh feed The Brodhecker “Farm Fresh” feed line is now bagged and sold directly to other commercial farmers, as well as smaller hobby farmers and those raising animals for 4-H. They do still offer bulk feed sales by the ton as well, Brodhecker said. All the feed is made with their own corn and oats, plus soybean

and minerals. Fresh inventory with rapid turnaround keeps the quality of Brodhecker Farm feed high, as a long shelf life can cause feed to absorb moisture, making it less palatable and potentially altering the nutritional value, Brodhecker said. The consistency of the farm’s product is high, as they use the same “high-quality grains in all of our diets consistently throughout the year.” Feed is ground every two to five days, in smaller batches, meaning inventory is all fresh. The farm has opted out of growing their own soybeans, and purchase it already ground into meal, as the processing of the soybeans would require an investment in different equipment. Additionally, the farm has had wildlife challenges which would make growing and processing the beans on-farm cost-prohibitive at this time, Brodhecker said. Livestock The farm’s cow/calf operation breeds all of their own cattle, which are raised on pasture year-round. Simmentals are the breed of choice here, for their leaner, high-yielding, high-quality meat, Brodhecker said. The herd numbers about 70-90 head on average, with about 15 head/year being processed for meat. The farm has one bull, and the animals are naturally bred. The cow/calf pairs are sequestered from the herd, to check for health issues and proper nursing. The calves are castrated at 30 days old and then returned to the general population on pasture. Many are sold as feeder animals for other local farm operators. Although the cows are fed grain, it is in supplement to the pastures. Grainfeeding helps the cows to finish more quickly, in about 15 months compared to 100 percent grass-fed animals, which typically take 24 months, creating a tougher meat, Brodhecker said. At approximately 14 months, the cows are moved into a separate area for finishing, where their feed ratio is adjusted. But forage is always available, although the animals are not pastured at this stage, due to acreage constraints. “Cows are ruminants; they need grass,” Brodhecker said. “Grain is not a substitute. They still need a high-quality forage,” even if grains are a part of the diet. Service and education While diversifying to serve the small farmettes and hobby farms which are prevalent in Sussex County, the Brodheckers realized that many beginning farmers were lacking in accurate information. Many times, feed customers would come in and complain about equipment issues, or not understand why their poultry wasn’t laying, or their animals were not thriving. Brodhecker decided that one of the value-added services which the farm could offer was the simple relay of information. The “opportunity to educate” has become an everyday service at the farm, where customers can get expert from a farm which has been raising livestock and making their own feed for over 40 years. In addition to the family, the retail staff is highly experienced and knowledgeable and are “extremely integral” to the operation, Brodhecker added, as is the field staff. The farm employees has a half-dozen full-time

employees. The farm has also begun to hold workshops on a variety of topics of interest to small farmers. Brodhecker hopes that customers will recognize the farm as not only a source of feed and

supplies, but as a reliable resource. Offering hands-on experience and accurate information as a part of the Brodhecker Farm experience is another way to build a loyal customer base, Brodhecker said. “We are doing the same thing we were doing years ago, only doing it better,” Brodhecker said. For more information visit Brodhecker Farm, www.brodheckerfarm.com 2 Branchville-Lawson Rd, Newton, NJ 07860, 973-383-3592.

Phil Brodhecker stacks bags of Farm Fresh feed at Brodhecker Farm. Photo by Tamara Scully

Opinion: Let’s keep restrictions on Sunday hunting by Carl T. Shaffer, President, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Farmers across the commonwealth and a mounting number of other Pennsylvanians have been sending a clear message to members of the state Gener-

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President, Carl Shaffer.

al Assembly: “Don’t expand Sunday hunting.” Most farmers feel strongly about it because we want a day of peace and quiet on Sunday, when we may work less and enjoy more time with our family and friends around the farm. Posting “No Sunday Hunting” on our lands won’t prevent the intrusions. Hunters frequently wander from one property onto another, and while responsible hunters respect private property, landowners know that trespass and poor enforcement is a serious problem that would become even worse. Farmers also hunt and provide sportsmen access to vast amounts of land. While we feed the wildlife, hunters help us control the devastation of crops and the loss of farm income. It has been a good balance of mutual interests. It’s also noteworthy that many hunters do not want the law changed for a variety of reasons. But this is not only about farmers and hunters. More than 12 million other Pennsylvanians, including those living in cities and the suburbs, should be involved with the discussion and decision. Many take to the outdoors of the commonwealth to hike, bike, ride horses or just go there for a family picnic.

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Martin Kelly voted as President for Montgomery County Farm Bureau by Elizabeth A. Tomlin At 23 years old, Martin Kelly of Fort Plain may be the youngest Farm Bureau President in New York State. “My role in Agriculture started when I was 9 years old,” Kelly said in a recent interview. “My 4-H leaders, John Kellett, Bud Pickard, and Marianne Friers, planted a seed — to be a voice of agriculture, and it has followed me everywhere I go.” Kelly says that when he “aged out” of 4-H, he became a 4-H educator, coaching the junior dairy bowl and judging team. He has also been involved with many other 4-H activities. “I sit on the 4-H Dairy Task Force Committee and the Farmers Museum Junior Livestock

Dairy Committee,” Kelly said. Kelly graduated in the top of his class from Fort Plain High School in 2006. “I took AP courses and SUNY in our school classes to get a head start on my college endeavors,” Kelly says. “I am the first person in my family to graduate high school and the first to attend and get a degree from college.” Kelly received his Associates Degree in Animal Science, in the spring of 2008. “I took two years off to save money to continue on my educational journey towards my Bachelors degree in Agricultural Biotechnology, with plans on getting into Veterinary School.” While attending school at SUNY

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Cobleskill, Kelly was treasurer of the Pre-Vet Club and the American Animal Producers Club, which has the second largest budget behind Student Government. “I was also active in the Dairy Cattle Club and sale chairman of the 2008 Caprine Classic, a registered Dairy Goat sale.” Kelly is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Ag Biotechnology, and he plans on graduating this spring. “I think it’s fair to say that Martin (Kelly) is probably the youngest county Farm Bureau President in New York State,” said John Fidler former President of Montgomery County Farm Bureau. “Martin has been involved with Montgomery County’s FB for the past four years, and has earned the privilege of serving his county as president. He’s been active in the NYFB Young Farmer & Rancher program for the past couple of years and has participated at the State level in Ag discussion forums. As for his involvement at the county level, Martin serves on the Sundae on the Farm committee and plays a vital role in coordinating the event. Martin puts a high priority on membership as well, and that helps build more strength into the organization.” Kelly owns a few dairy cattle, with six milking cows and five heifers. “I raise them to show at local and State level Dairy Shows as well as adopting them out to 4-H to use as their 4-H projects.” He also has a herd of 30 goats, some of which he has for show and others for meat production. In addition to a small flock of sheep, he raises pork and chickens for market. Kelly was elected to the Montgomery

County Farm Bureau Board in 2007. “This experience has provided me with many connections and polished the way to deliver the message of Montgomery County Agriculture. In 2010 Kelly organized “Meet the Candidates Night”, which allowed him to speak with both lawmakers and aspiring lawmakers. “This opened the door to continuing the education process, which allows Montgomery County Farm Bureau to have a closer relationship with our lawmakers in effort to preserve agriculture,” Kelly said. “Because of Farm Bureau, in 2010 I was appointed, by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, to sit on the Montgomery County Agriculture Economic Development Committee. Kelly was also elected to the FultonMontgomery County Cornell Cooperative Extension Board last year. According to the New York State Farm Bureau office, while they could not think of anyone younger than 28 being a President, they did say that he was the first College student to be acting President. “Martin is a dedicated and ambitious person who is exceptionally qualified to be Montgomery County’s Farm Bureau President,” attests Montgomery County Agriculture Economic Development Coordinator, Missy S. Potter. “I’ll learn more about my duties when I go to the President’s Conference in November before our first monthly board meeting,” said Kelly. For now his duties include running monthly meetings and “being a voice of Farm Bureau, and representing Montgomery County farmers and all of our members in everything that I do. I look forward to working with everyone.” Kelly will be representing Montgomery County at Lobby Days in Albany.

Opinion from A3 Right now they aren’t startled or troubled by gunfire on Sundays and they don’t feel a need to wear blaze orange outfits worn by hunters. If the current law changes, so will the nature of Sundays in Pennsylvania. Legislation before the General Assembly in Harrisburg would not only repeal current restrictions on Sunday hunting, but also turn future decision-making about it over to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The Game Commission’s job is to properly manage wildlife populations, not to deal with potential conflicts between segments of our human population. Some advocates of Sunday hunting argue that it is not fair for them to be prevented from hunting on their own land, implying that somehow everyone has the right to do whatever they wish, whenever they want, on their property. The argument ignores the fact that many restrictions or limitations are common on private property and are established for the greater public interest. Many of us likely believe that some of those restrictions are unwarranted or excessive. Most farmers just don’t happen to feel that limits on Sunday hunting are among them, especially since our land borders the property of others. Proponents of a change in the law claim Pennsylvania’s economy will get a boost if it expands Sunday hunting, citing a study commissioned by a committee of

the General Assembly. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and many others, however, believe the statistics are greatly exaggerated and fail to take into account other considerations. For example, how much revenue and how many jobs will be lost if fewer Pennsylvanians and out-of-state visitors participate in recreational activities (other than hunting) on Sundays? And, the study apparently assumes that resident hunters won’t be contributing to the state’s economy if they are not hunting on Sundays. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania hunters already spend more “days afield” than those of any other state. Among those are 103 days to hunt deer, including 18 Saturdays. Meanwhile, the Game Commission already has the authority to respond to hunters’ requests for more deer hunting opportunities by adding two more days to the rifled deer season and by allowing hunting on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving, or further extending hunting seasons. The bottom line is that the current law restricting Sunday hunting provides a reasonable balance for farmers, hunters and the millions of other people who enjoy the outdoors of Pennsylvania. Carl Shaffer is a full-time farmer, who grows corn, wheat and green beans on his farm in Columbia County.

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Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant Itchy powder season Organic standards require growers not to spray synthetic pesticides to deal with pests. Cultural methods reduce or prevent many common apple problems, but pesticide sprays are sometimes still required. U.S. organic standards, spelled out in the National Organic Program, permit growers to use certain lowtoxicity chemicals without jeopardizing their organic certification. Home growers can also use these pesticides to produce better results. Lets start with copper. According to Ohio State University, copper compounds work well against most apple fungus pests. They stay on the crop for a relatively long period, allowing growers to avoid repeated spraying. Avoid using large quantities of copper pesticides or spraying in cool, wet weather, as this increases the risk of copper damage to plant tissues. Common copper pesticides include copper sulfate — bluestone or blue vitriol — and copper sulfate with lime, or Bordeaux mixture. Copper hydroxide (CuOH) is recommended to fight potato blights, early or late, or both… I don’t recall. But as soon as blight signs are evident, apply the treatment. Which means to have the CuOH powder… I believe it’s grayish-white… on hand, so as not to waste valuable time, thus delaying the muchneeded treatment for your potatoes, and even tomatoes. Most of us believe in forgiveness. But forgiveness is a word, which, if Phytophthera infestans (blight’s causative organism) could

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speak, would not be part of the pathogen’s vocabulary. Another pest control category is vegetable derivatives. Common among these are garlic and hot pepper extracts, useful in home gardens for repelling animals and pest insects. According to Cornell University, these methods don’t work well against most major apple pests, but may provide some repellent activity against birds, deer and other animals. These substances are low in toxicity, but require regular application of concentrated formulas. Garlic has medicinal properties: alternative medicine enthusiasts say that it replicates one of the cycline drugs, I believe Aureomycin. Fed to milk cows excessively, garlic can cause a false drug positive reading in bulk tank samples. People who eat lots of garlic need to be sure they’re not taking other blood thinners. Mosquitos prefer the blood of non-garlic eaters over the blood of garlic eaters. That makes sense, since garlic worn around one’s neck is said to repel vampire bats. Sulfur pesticides, including lime-sulfur, work against powdery mildew, scab and other fungi, as well as some insects. Sulfur-containing pesticides have an unpleasant smell, similar to rotten eggs. When lime is present, the compound may also be caustic. Ohio State University recommends against using sulfur in weather above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, because sulfur may kill beneficial insects and spiders. [If I remember correctly, you weren’t supposed to spray Pre-Merge (EPA-banned

years ago), if temperatures got much higher than that.] Only use sulfurbased pesticides when other control methods fail. According to the University of Maine, lime-sulfur can be expensive; microfine sulfur is usually a less expensive option. Another natural pesticide category is activated clay. Spraying apple trees with kaolin clay results in an unattractive appearance but prevents insects from feeding and breeding. Kaolin clay is relatively inexpensive, and so nontoxic that it’s used as a food additive. Kaolin is effective against plum circulio, lesser appleworm, codling moth, and a range of leafrollers and leafhoppers. It is unlikely to poison bees, but may harm some beneficial insect species after repeated application. Clay is messy (think about how mud sticks to your boots) and requires extensive cleaning after harvest. Birds dust themselves so as to get rid of insect pests. Insects hate the tiny dust particles which irritate their soft cuticles, through which some of their respiration occurs. Elephants even suck up dust with their trunks and exhaust it, as they exhale, blowing it all over their huge bodies, to chase away insects, just like the birds do. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a type of activated clay, but it’s actually the skeleton of the single-celled organisms called diatoms. The best way to envision what a DE particle looks like under a microscope is to consider a “jack”, i.e., what a kid plays with (or at least played with when I was little)… when he or she has a ball with jacks. A “jack” has (or had) six points; take away two of them. Then spread out the remaining four, equally through three dimensions, and that’s what the basic DE particle looks like. To tiny insects, encountering DE is as harsh on them as you or I running into barbed wire again, and again, and again.

Often I recommend using DE to counter lice and even mange mites during the dead of winter, when these tiny six-leggers and eight-leggers make life terribly miserable for livestock. When you apply it to the back of affected animals, be sure not to breathe the dust; preferably wear a mask when dusting cattle with DE. I would like to digress and comment on copper, not as a pesticide, but as a coagulant. In high school biology and again in college zoology, I learned that copper is critical in the clotting of, you guessed it, blood. Without copper, if I remember correctly, fibrin, and fibrinogen, will not form. Absent these two highly complex compounds, there is no coagulation. No coagulation… I need go no further. Except one time I was moving 50 pound bags of minerals with a crude home-made hand-cart. I set a small plastic pallet on the “fingers” of this implement. I knew not to drop a bag of mineral on the pallet, so I lay it down carefully. But I did drop the second bag on the first… bad idea. The top of the hand-cart bounced forward so that its flat center piece hit me in the forehead, but with a corner. The sensation was basically a dull sting. Another scar on my head, no problem, since I already have plenty. I looked for a leaky copper sulfate bag, remembering the coagulation trait of this element. I found a small pile of beautiful blue crystals on the mineral warehouse floor. (Think of the lovely blue color resulting from contacting a penny with flame.) I rubbed the crystals on the gash in my forehead. The bleeding stopped immediately. Then the searing pain kicked in. If I’d looked hard around the warehouse, I could have likely found some spider webs, which also have clotting properties. And even if they caused great agony upon contacting the wound, they would have hurt less than the copper sulfate.


ENFIELD, CT — Farm Credit East announced on Nov. 4 that it has joined with CoBank, Yankee Farm Credit and United Way of the Greater Capital Region to provide financial assistance for farm families hurt by the Irene and Lee disasters. The Farm Credit organizations will be providing donations of up to $500 to aid farm families during the holiday season. Farm Credit East and CoBank have each committed $100,000 as seed funding for this effort. In addition,

Farm Credit employees will also be making individual contributions to the fund. United Way has agreed to receive the funds and work with Farm Credit East in distributing the funds to farm families hurt by the disasters. Farmers that are interested in receiving support from the Farm Credit East Cares initiative can submit an application online at FarmCreditEast. com or visit a local Farm Credit East office. In order to facilitate payments by mid-December all applications need

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A View from Hickory Heights by Ann Swanson Daylight Saving Time Why do we insist on keeping this antiquated system that most of the world has abandoned or never had in the first place? As I viewed a map showing countries that have Daylight Saving Time, I found nearly all of North America and Europe plus Brazil and a small patch in Australia observe DST. Another map at another site showed parts of Asia observing it as well. DST is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana, and Arizona. The idea of daylight saving was conceived by Benjamin Franklin while an envoy to Paris in the late 1700s. It took another century before the idea was proposed as a policy. DST was proposed by George Hudson in 1895 to add more daylight hours to the afternoon and take some away from

the morning hours. It was found that DST benefits retail sales and sports but causes problems for farmers. You can see what won out here. There was a large section about health benefits/drawbacks but much of the information was inclusive. When you come right down to it, there is a matter of personal preference. Although the DST system had an early goal of saving electricity that is less important these days since businesses are running 24/7 and heating and air conditioning are used year-round. DST was first used by Germany and its World War I allies in 1916 as a way to conserve coal during wartime. The U.S. adopted DST in 1918. In 1919 by popular demand the law was repealed and DST became a local option. Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round DST from 1942–1945. From 1945–1966 there was no federal law so communi-

ties made their choice. A law was passed standardizing DST in 1966. In 1974 President Nixon signed the Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act mandating DST from the beginning of January that year until the beginning of October. The statistics point to insignificant savings of energy. Oddly enough it is convenience stores that benefit the most from the time switch! Some studies point to an increased consumption of motor fuel when there is DST, but that is variable. Standard time to change clocks has been the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. That means that the majority of the calendar year is spent on DST. It has become common

practice for fire departments to advocate changing the batteries in smoke detectors when the clocks change. Even that has changed with the hard wiring of those devices into home electrical systems. Now, as to why farmers do not like DST. Have you ever found an animal that could tell time? When the clocks change, animals do not. Even my pets at home do not adapt well. Although the clocks moved ahead, my animals get up at the same time. It takes close to a month before everything equals out. My son works a lot more with the animals at this point than I do. I know that he does not change his schedule when the clocks move ahead or go back. It is like the world around changes but at home the schedule stays the same.

DST also played a role in haying. Farmers wanted their hay to dry early so that they could get it off the field before it was time to milk the cows for the second time that day. With less daylight (sunny) hours, the farmers had to wait to mow the hay until later in the day. It was the same for the baling of hay. My husband was not an early farmer. He learned that little could be done if he finished milking the cows early so he enjoyed sleeping in a bit — at least 7 a.m. Until I married a farmer I did not think about how they were impacted by the change of time. I grew up with DST and thought little about it. I knew that the daylight hours increased and decreased but I never thought about the role that might play on vari-

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TRACTORS 2001 NH TN70 w/32LA Loader, 4WD, ROPS, 2018 Hrs. . . . . . . . . $22,600 1997 NH 8770 4wd, Supersteer, Mega Flow Hydraulics, Rear Duals, 7,164 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$53,750 2009 NH TD5050 4wd, Cab, 90 HP, 2683 Hrs., Excellent Cond. . . $29,750 2000 NH TS100 4wd, Cab, 32x32 Shuttle, 2 Remotes, 2,135 Hrs. $39,995 1995 White 6215 Cab, Tractor, 4wd, Duals, 215 HP, w/Degelman Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P.O.R. 2007 NH TL100A 4WD, Cab, w/NH 830TL Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,795 1988 Ford 1720 4wd, ROPS w/Loader, 12x12 Shuttle Transmission, 3,140 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,995 1976 Ford 3000 3cyl. Gas Tractor, 2wd, Good Condition. . . . . . . . . $2,995 2010 Mahindra 2816 4wd, ROPS w/Loader, 9x3 Gear Trans., R4 Tires, Forks, Bucket, 112 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,200 2011 Mahindra 1816 4wd, ROPS, HST, Loader, 52” Mid Mower - 90 Hrs., Like New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,750 2008 Mahindra 1815 4wd, ROPS, HST, Loader, 185 Hrs.. . . . . . . . $9,875 1977 JD 2440 2wd, Tractor, Good Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,495 2011 Mahindra 3616 4WD, Cab w/Heat & AC, HST Trans, Loader, 4 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,375 Yamaha Rhino UTV, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,995 AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT 2008 Pequea 175 Manure Spreader w/Hyd. End Gate, T Rod Chain, Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,595 2001 Gehl 1075 Forage Harvester, 2 Row Corn Head, Hay Pickup, Metal Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,700 2009 NH 74CSRA 3Pt Snowblower, Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,450 2000 Gehl 1287 Tandem Manure Spreader, 287 Bushel, Slurry Sides, Hyd. Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,495 1987 NH 790 Forage Harvester, Metalert, 790W Hay Pickup . . . . . $4,995 2003 Challenger SB34 Inline Square Baler w/Thrower, Hyd. Tension Like New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,375 2000 LP RCR 2584 7’ Rotary Cutter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,540 2005 H&S ST420 Rotary Rake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 Brillion 24’ Drag Harrow w/Transport Cart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 WIC Cart Mounted Bedding Chopper with Honda Engine . . . . . . $1,450 2008 Cole 1 Row 3pt. Planter with multiple Seed Plates . . . . . . . . . $1,195 1981 NH 320 Baler w/70 Thrower Hyd. Bale Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 Gehl Forage Box, on Dion D1200 Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,895 JD 336 Baler w/Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 2010 NH H7230 10’4” Discbine, Roll Conditioner, Like New, Demo. . $24,900 1987 NH 326 Baler w/70 Thrower, Hydra Formatic Tension, Hyd. Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,700 2010 E-Z Trail CF890 Rd Bale Carrier/Feeder, 4 Available . . . . . . . $4,995 1989 NH 570 Baler w/72 Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,300 2003 NH 1411 Discbine, 10’4” Cut w/Rubber Rolls, Field Ready. . $15,950 Woods B60C 60” Brush Bull Rotary Cutter w/New Blades . . . . . . . $1,195 Pequea HR930 Rotary Rake, Excellent Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,400 2010 LP RCR 1884 7’ Rotary Cutter, Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,495 2002 NH FP240 Forage Harvester, w/ met alert, Crop Processor, 29 P/U Head, 3PN Corn Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,995 NH 824 2 Row Corn Head for a NH 900. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,250

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1998 JD 3970 Forage Harvester w/7’ P/U Head, 3 Row Corn Head - Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000 Miller Pro 1150 Rotary Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 2008 Taarup 80111T 8 Star 32’Tedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,995 NH 892 Harveter w/No Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $895 Kuhn GF5001TH 4 Star Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,850 2009 NH BR7060 Twine Only Round Baler, Wide Pickup, Like New. . $24,500 2001 LP PD15 3Pt. Post Hole Digger w/12” Auger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $695 JD 127 5’ Pull type Rotary Cutter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $725 1995 Vicon H1050 9 Wheel Rake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,195 Kverneland 2 Bottom Spring Reset Mold Board Plow. . . . . . . . . . . $1,795 NH 519 Manure Spreader, T Bar Chain, Hyd Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $950 Gehl 940 16’ Forage Box on Tandem 12 ton on Gehl Gear . . . . . . . $2,995 Wooden Hay Rack on Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $595 Wooden Flatbed on Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350 2008 Agway Accumul8 AC800 Bale Accumulator & AC8006G SSL Grabber, Like New Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,700 1994 NH 575 Baler w/73 Thrower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,200 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 2007 NH M428 Telehandler 42’ Reach - 1050 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . $66,250 2008 NH M459 Telehandler 45’ Reach - 420 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $84,500 2008 NH W50BTC Mini Wheel Loader, Cab w/ Heat/Air, Bucket/Forks, 375 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,500 2007 NH E70SR Excavator w/Blade, Steel Tracks, Car w/Heat/AC - 400 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,500 2009 NH E135B SR Excavator w/Cab, Dozer Blade, 36” Bucket, 1,600 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $128,500 2009 NH E50B Cab w/Heat & Air, Blade, Rubber Track, Hyd. Thumb, 621 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,500 2010 NH E35B Excavator w/Rubber Tracks, Cab w/Heat/Air . . . . . $33,750 2010 NH L170 Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Pilot Controls, Hyd. Q-Attach Plate 72” Bucket - 100 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,750 2007/08 (2) NH C185 Track Skidsteer, Cab, Heat/AC, Pilot, 84” Bucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Choice $46,250 2010 NH L170 Skidsteer, OROPS, 72” Bucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500 Mustang MS60P 60” SSL Pickup Broom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 1999 NH LX865 Skidsteer, OROPS, Bucket, Hi Flow Hyd., 1,202 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,625 2008 NH L160 Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Hyd. Quick Attach Plate, 72” Bucket 3476 Hrs, New Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,250 2005 NH LS180.B Skidsteer, OROPS, Hyd. Q-Attach, 84” Bucket - New Tires - 4601 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,650 1998 Scat Trak 1300C Skidsteer OROPS, Bucket Grouser Tracks, Boom Hyd’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,250 ATTACHMENTS 1999 Mensch M1100 6’ Sawdust Shooter, SSL Mount, Good Cond.. $3,150 2002 Mensch M1100 6’ Sawdust Shooter, SSL Mount, Like New . . $3,640 1999 Coneqtec APX400 Adjustable Cold Planer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 2008 NH 96” Hyd. Angle Dozer Blade, Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 2010 NH/Bradco 6” x 4’ Trencher, Skidsteer Mount, Like New . $3,995 2009 Virnig HD Hyd. Drive SSL Post Hole Digger w/ 9” Auger .$2,195

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Critical mass

rate and climate, a certain amount of land supports a cowherd large enough to justify facilities, lead you to try new marketing alternative and care about profitability. If you try to do too much with poor planning or management, your enterprise can go “supercritical.” Or that could refer to what folks are saying down at the feed store. Once you arrive at a threshold or realized goal that brings the change you were hoping for, good things should keep happening as long as you can manage the dynamics. The beef industry pursued a quest for critical mass in the area of adding value to underutilized cuts. When meat scientists pulled the teres major muscle out of the chuck and realized how good it was, that alone would not bring about the cascade of added value to end meats that we have today. It took a producer-funded and sustained effort in locating other cuts worth fabricating from the chuck. That made it profitable for packers to change the way they process beef and pass some of that back to the ranch. Maybe you picked up on the unusual terminology I used to discuss humidity, a comparison to marbling in beef. Above the Choice/Select border, you find just enough to deliver a pretty good steak, most of the time. As you try beef with lower marbling scores like “practically devoid,” you notice something missing: flavor. At that level, beef demand can fizzle out. When it reaches a critical mass in the mid- to upper Choice grade, the marbling and tenderness that comes with it sustains a consistently great eating experience for millions of consumers. Quality grade in U.S. beef has been on the rise for


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NFU: Senate must honor contract with America’s farmers WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) joined a coalition of organizations in signing a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to oppose amendments to the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that would affect mandatory funding for U.S. farm policies. “This is the end of the fourth year of the current five-year farm bill upon which U.S. farmers and ranchers and their lenders have already made financial decisions,” the coalition wrote. “Amendments to an appropriations bill that would alter the terms of this contract with our producers occur at the wrong time

and in the wrong venue.” The amendments come on the heels of a letter by leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Agriculture Com-

mittees to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction outlining a plan to reduce the deficit. “The Senate should respect the ongoing work

of this bipartisan, bicameral effort,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Leadership of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees

continue to work very hard to find areas to help reduce the federal deficit while maintaining sound policy for America’s family farmers and ranch-

ers. These additional cuts could have very damaging effects on U.S. agriculture and should be opposed by members of the Senate.”

DON’T MISS OUT!! The First Annual Mane Stream Stallion Directory Will Deadline on Friday, December 2nd. Promote your stallion and breeding program! Fill out your form and return it today!

2 012 Stallion Directory The January/February Issue of Mane Stream will feature a Stallion Directory. For $25.00 you can list your stallion. You can add a photo to your listing for an additional $25.00. You can list additional stallions for $20.00 per stallion, add a photo for an additional $20.00 per stallion. Or, you can choose a Premium Listing to promote your Stallion or Stallions. Your information can be e-mailed to tkrieger@leepub.com. This form must be completed and returned by 12/2/11. Questions? Call Tina Krieger at 518-673-0108. CHECK WHICH APPLIES: ________ Listing Only $25.00

_______ Check If Adding Photo to Listing $50.00

How Many_______ Additional Stallion Listings Only $20.00 per stallion, (attach separate form for each stallion) How Many_______ Additional Stallion Listings Adding Photo $40.00 per stallion, (attach separate form for each stallion) How Many_______ Premium Listings $100.00 with enlarged photo (3 1/4” x 3 1/2”), add your Farm Logo, and Press Release of up to 250 words. (Per Stallion) Photos will be 4-Color; Listings will be online at www.cfmanestream.com Farm Name ____________________________________ Contact Person ______________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________ Fax ______________________________________________ Website

______________________________________ E-Mail ____________________________________________

Description (40 words or less) ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list additional Stallion information on separate forms.

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Investing in the next generation of agriculture leaders is what will keep the industry strong. The American Angus Association® and its entities

announce four, paid internships and two scholarship programs for college students. Available internships offer students experience

in the industry and the chance to gain real-world working knowledge — a must-have in today’s competitive market. Scholarship programs,

established by the Angus Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), reward undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about beef and the Angus brand. Deadlines and details for each internship and scholarship are listed below. The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department provides a college sophomore, junior or senior an outstanding opportunity to assist with preparations, communications and correspondence for junior shows and events. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major, and consider themselves a self-starter, detail-oriented and an outgoing individual who has the ability to work well with others. Travel to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other shows and events is expected. The internship spans from approximately late-

NOVEMBER SPECIALS 2009 JOHN DEERE 9770 Combine Premier Cab, Contour Master, Approx. 600 Hrs.

$245,000

2006 JOHN DEERE 7800 SP Forage Harvester High Arch Spout, Sawtooth KP Rolls

$179,900

2001 JOHN DEERE 9550 Combine Walker, New Feeder House, Good Condition

$91,500

2004 JOHN DEERE 9860 Combine w/ Extended Wear Concave & Harvest Monitor

$149,900

2008 JOHN DEERE 9630 Tractor 530 HP, Deluxe Comfort Cab, Only 1060 Hrs!

$219,900

1997 JOHN DEERE 9610 Combine Level Land, Snap-On Duals, 20’ Unloading Auger

$79,000

COMBINE JD 612 Real Nice 12R 30” Corn Head . . $66,500 JD 893 Corn Head, Knife Rolls . . . . . . . .$32,750 JD 893 Contour Master, good cond. . . . .$34,000 JD 9550 Walker New Feeder House, Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$91,500 JD 9610 Duals, Level Land . . . . . . . . . . .$79,000 JD 9610 DAM, DAS, Contour Master . . .$69,900 JD 9770 Comb., Prox. 600 Hrs. 2009 .$245,000 JD 9770 Ext. Warranty till 2014 . . . . . .$248,000 JD 9860 STS Harvest Mon., 900/65R32 .$149,900 HAY AND FORAGE NH 166 Windrow Inverter w/Ext. . . . . . . .$3,900 NH 575 w/72 Twine Baler, Very Little Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 NH 575T+Chute Twine Baler, Excellent Cond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,800 NH HW340 SP Windrower, 15’ Platform . . . .$48,750 JD 335 Round Baler, 4x4 Bales . . . . . . . . .$7,500 JD 466 Round Baler, Good Cond. . . . . . .$14,900 JD 5820+4R Corn SPFH, 225HP . . . . . . .$32,500 JD 640B Hay Head, Trash Screen . . . . . .$12,500 JD 735 11’6” Mo Co, Roll Cond. . . . . . . .$17,900 JD 735 11’6” Mo Co, Roll Cond. . . . . . . .$16,900 JD 7800 600 HP, High Arch Spout, K .$179,900 GEHL 1275+3R+Hay PT Forage Harvester $9,800 CIH DCX161 15’7” MoCo, Steel Rolls . . .$13,900 MISC. EQUIPMENT Mustang 2044 Skidsteer, T-Bar & Ft. Cont. .$9,850 Knight Digistar EZ150 Scale Box . . . . . . . . .$495 Generac 40KW PTO Generator, Trailer . . .$2,500

PLANTER OR DRILL JD 1590-20 No-Till Drill, Grass Seed . .$47,500 JD 1770-16nt CCS ProShaft, SeedStar Var Rat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$82,500 JD 7200-6 Planter, Low Acre User . . . . . .$9,500 JD 7200-6 Planter, Dry Fert, Insect. . . . . .$8,495 TILLAGE JD 16 R Strip Til w/ Demco 500 Gal. Tank .$47,900 JD 2500-6 In Furrow Plow, Trashboar . . . .$2,750 JD 2500-7 Moldboard Plow, In Furrow . . .$3,250 JD RG430 4 Row Cultivator, 3 Pt. Mtd . . . . .$695 IH 800-10 On-Land Plow, Flex Frame . .$13,500 DMI 32’ Basket Harrow, 5 Section . . . . . .$4,950 TRACTOR JD 4055 105HP, 2WD, Powershift . . . . . .$24,000 JD 4430 125HP, 2WD, Duals . . . . . . . . . .$12,900 JD 7320+741 Ldr 105HP, 4WD, PQ Plus .$64,500 JD 7930 IVT, Front PTO & 3Pt Hitch . . . .$146,000 JD 9200 Triple 20.8x42, 1700 Hrs. . . . .$109,900 JD 9630 530HP, Extended Warranty . . . .$229,900 JD 9630 530HP, 1060 Hrs., 2008 . . . . .$219,900 CASE 2294 130HP, 4WD, 540+1000 PTO . .$16,900 WAGON OR SPREADER KNIGHT 2300 Mixer Wagon, 260 Cu. Ft. . . . . . . .$1,900 KNIGHT 3036 Mixer, 360 Cu. Ft., Good Cond . .$11,500 KNIGHT 3036 360 Cu. Ft., Mixer Wagon. . . . . . .$12,000 KNIGHT 3050 500 Cu. Ft. Mixer, Aircraft Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,900 KNIGHT 8118 Spreader, Good Cond.. . . . . . . . . .$15,900

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May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability. A cover letter, resume and references are due Feb. 5, 2012, to Robin Ruff, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information contact Ruff at 816-3835100 or rruff@angus.org. The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is now accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying journalism, agricultural communications or related fields. Applicants should have strong writing and design skills, in addition to completed coursework in news and feature writing, as well as editing and design. Experience in photography, video and social media is an asset in this fast-paced internship. The internship spans from approximately lateMay to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on the applicant’s availability. Applications are due Feb. 5, 2012. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and

writing samples to: Jena Thompson, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information contact Thompson at 816-383-5100 or jthompson@angus.org. Angus Productions Inc. offers a college student the opportunity to be part of its editorial team for the summer. This 10-week, writing-intensive internship will offer the selected intern the opportunity to participate in producing various publications, including the Angus Journal, the Angus Beef Bulletin (ABB), the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA (ABBx), the Angus e-List and editorial websites, as well as assist in social media efforts. The internship will be flexible enough to tailor to the strengths and needs of the intern, but many duties can be expected. Experience in news and feature writing, editing and photography are strongly suggested. The internship spans from late-May to mid-August; specific starting and ending dates will be negotiated with the selected candidate.

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Angus from A13 Applications are due Feb. 5, 2012. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Shauna Hermel, Angus Productions Inc., 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. For more information, contact Hermel at 816-383-5270 or shermel@angusjournal.com. Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) offers internships for college juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in agricultural journalism, communications or animal science. Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2011 for the summer and/or school-year 2012-2013 positions. The summer internship covers a 10to 12-week period from as early as midMay to mid-August and is often eligible for credit, and enrollment is encouraged. Regardless of whether it is taken

for credit, the intern will be accountable for performance, which totals 40 hours a week and must be completed out of the Manhattan, KS, office. Specific dates of the school-year internships will be determined to coincide with the academic year. The part-time fall internship is renewable, with a goal of continuing through spring after the semester break; if circumstances change, a separate spring internship may be offered. Interns can work from home or from the CAB Supply Development office at 1107 Hylton Heights Rd., in Manhattan. Apply online by submitting a brief cover letter, resume and three writing samples. For more information contact Steve Suther, CAB director of industry information, at 785-889-4162 or

ssuther@certifiedangusbeef.com. The Angus Foundation offers general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation’s 2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee. As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2012 NJAS in Louisville, KY. Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2011. Visit www.angusfoundation.org for more information. CAB’s Colvin Scholarship Fund will

award six scholarships in 2012 totaling $20,000. The funds will be split among five undergraduate scholarships — in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 — and one $5,000 graduate-level scholarship. College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 2, 2011, deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement, scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters. As a new opportunity this year, an additional graduate-level scholarship will be awarded to a full-time master’s or doctorate student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 13, 2012.

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Get stuffed

Celebrate with flavorful fillings November is infamous for stuffing — whether we’re fluffing our nest in anticipation of winter or filling our bellies with a harvest of savory flavors. Beef isn’t typically associated with stuffing, but Certified Angus Beef ® brand Chef Michael Ollier has created several rich and tasty beef dishes that will have you stuffing steak — and yourself — in no time. Flank Steak Roulade features an economical cut spread with a mixture of walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic and herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and arugula. It’s then rolled and tied with butcher twine before roasting in the oven. Roulade makes for an elegant presentation and the flavors of this roasted beef are sure to wow the taste buds of everyone at your table. Yes, they’ll stuff themselves with seconds! Add Italian flair to any autumn meal with Stuffed Manicotti and Red Pepper Sauce. A blend of parmesan, Asiago and mozzarella cheeses add just the right balance to this beefy, pepper- and tomatobased dish.

Flank steak roulade 2 to 2 1/2 pound Certified Angus Beef ® flank steak 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 8 ounces chopped walnuts, about 1 3/4 cups 5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon minced garlic (2 cloves) 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups loosely packed baby arugula 8 ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, hand crushed 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Butcher’s twine 1. Butterfly flank with the grain to 1/4-inch thick, yielding about an eleven by fourteen inch rectangle. Place in a shallow baking dish with balsamic vinegar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. 2. In a food processor, pulse together walnuts, 3

tablespoons parmesan, garlic, red pepper flakes and one teaspoon salt to the consistency of coarse cornmeal. Add olive oil while blending to make a paste; set aside. 3. Preheat oven to 450° F. Remove flank, pat dry & lay flat on a cutting board. Layer with walnut paste, arugula and sun dried tomatoes. Roll and tie roast to the 11-inch length. Season the exterior evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, rosemary and pepper. Set in roasting pan with rack, uncovered. 4. Roast for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325° F and roast an additional sixty minutes for medium rare. Allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing, two slices per person. Serves 4-6 Nutritional Information per Serving: 748 Calories; 54g Fat; 9g Saturated Fat; 110mg Cholesterol; 18g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 48g Protein; 926mg Sodium; 24% daily value Iron (based on 2,000 calorie diet).

Stuffed manicotti with red pepper sauce Prep Time 45 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® 80/20 ground chuck 8-ounces manicotti (14 pieces), cooked 2 minutes less than package directions 3 red bell peppers 15-ounce can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 banana peppers, seeded and diced 8 ounces (approximately 2 cups) shredded asiago & mozzarella cheese blend 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup chopped calamata olives (optional) 1. Using tongs, charred peppers over open stove flame. Turn frequently to get a uniform blackened and blistered skin. Allow to cool, remove stem and seeds and place in a blender, leaving skins on. Add

Flank steak roulade

tomato sauce, puree and set aside. 2. Simmer onions in olive oil until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add ground beef and simmer until no pink remains, breaking to small pieces as it cooks, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in banana peppers, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, salt, parsley and olives. 3. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread a third of sauce in a large rectangular baking pan. Stuff each manicotti with beef mixture, line in pan and cover with remaining sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for thirty minutes. Remove foil, top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake an additional twenty minutes until bubbly. Allow to set for five minutes before serving. Roasted Pepper tip: Another way to roast peppers is to seed and quarter, place skin-side up under broiler until charred. Make ahead tip: Assemble up to two days before. Bake the day of, adding ten minutes to cook time. Serves 6 Nutritional Information per Serving: 575 Calories; 29g Fat; 12g Saturated Fat; 106mg Cholesterol; 42g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 38g Protein; 12396mg Sodium; 32% daily value Iron (based on 2,000 calorie diet). Recipes provided by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

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by Stewart Truelsen “Made in USA” are three words you won’t see very often on items sold by major retailers. It’s so true of consumer goods that a store in upstate New York is making a name for itself by selling only items made in

the United States. The Made in America store has been so popular that buses on the way to Niagara Falls are stopping at Elma, NY, so tourists can visit. The owner proudly tells shoppers that he has carefully researched everything

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE he sells and all items are 100 percent made-inAmerica products. The fact of the matter is that if you want to buy products made in this country you don’t have to drive to New York. Your best bet is to shop at a supermarket or

farmers’ market. According to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Americans spend 91 percent of their food dollars on food produced here. The report doesn’t itemize, but it’s a good bet that coffee, tea, tropical fruit and seafood account for a large measure of imported food. If you shop at one of the major discount retailers for consumer goods, the numbers tell a much different story. Nearly 36 percent of personal expenditures for clothing and shoes are for products labeled “Made in China.” American-made clothing and shoes account for just 25 percent of all purchases. A separate report by the Toy Industry Association found that 90 percent of children’s toys are made in China. On a recent trip to a major discount retailer, we found clothing made in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and a country we weren’t familiar

American Farm Bureau Federation with at all — Lesotho. It turns out that Lesotho is an impoverished African nation where several major clothing companies have set up assembly operations because labor is so cheap. Globalization and technology have caused the loss of many factory jobs in the United States. Things we used to buy that were made with American hands are now made by foreign hands or aren’t made with human hands at all, but robots. Some call this progress, others call it unfair and few think it will change. As Americans we sometimes take food for granted. We’ve never had a major food shortage, and we can choose from an infinite variety of safe, affordable food. But, it is not just that we take food for granted. It’s that we take American food for granted.

We may accept buying a pair of jeans stitched in Lesotho, but would we feel the same about purchasing food from there? It’s doubtful we would. The locavores who insist on locally produced food would have an even bigger problem accepting it. At a time when so many consumer goods are imported and some Americans are even leaving the country to save money on dental work, surgery or prescription drugs, we need to be thankful for American agriculture and support the efforts of farmers and ranchers. Our homegrown food supply is an important economic strength and an envy of the rest of the world. Stewart Truelsen is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series and is the author of a book marking the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 90th anniversary

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A Few Words by Phoebe Hall Visit to a large rotary milking parlor A couple of weeks ago a friend asked my husband if he would like to visit one of the largest rotary milking parlors in the area. This friend, DB, had worked on the Walker Gordon dairy farm, the largest certified dairy farm in the nation, located in Plainsbourgh, NJ. He had been a herdsman back in the early 1950’s, alongside WH, a fellow herdsman. Not wanting to miss this chance, my husband, WC, said yes. So, at the appointed time the three, WC, DB, and WH all started out on their adventure. I should have warned

DB and WH before they left that WC has a knack for getting lost. As they tell it, they were so busy reminiscing that they forgot to tell WC when to turn and before they realized it, they were in unfamiliar territory. All this transpired only 12 miles from WH’s farm. Finally, at a distance, WC recognized a water tower that was near the farm they were trying to find. Talk about luck. All three were relieved when they arrived at their destination. But after all that, their luck seemed to run out. It appeared that the milking was all over and all the three could do was observe as this ultra modern milking parlor was being cleaned up between milkings. As they stood watching, the in-house Rabbi whose job is to validate the pureness of the milk, walked by and informed them that the next milking would begin shortly.

Sure enough, in a few short minutes, cows started entering the 60-stall parlor, one at a time and the milking machines were attached. They timed the first cow’s complete cycle from entering to exiting. It only took nine minutes, which means that it rotates six times per hour. That adds up to 360 cows per hour passing through the parlor, or 2,800 cows per an eight-hour shift. That parlor would have held our whole herd at one time. Something else that was interesting were the comparisons that DB and WH made between the two parlors. The Walker Gordon Rotolactor parlor had a capacity for 50 cows at one time and it took 10 minutes to make a complete revolution. They milked 1,600 cows three times a day in a parlor that was built in 1932 and operated until 1972. Both of these former employees were

born in the early 1930’s and had met at the Walker Gordon farm where they had worked together. Later, both of them served in the U.S. Airforce. WH ended up dairy farming from 1960 until 2006 when he retired, while DB worked in other industries. I’ve asked myself, why would anyone want to farm at the magnitude of these two farms. I’ve concluded that we should all be thankful that there are those out there who are willing to put up with all the grief that comes with farming any size farm, especially when it comes to the uncertainties of the weather. If they didn’t, we wouldn’t have the food choices that we have today. They are a blessing from God! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. (Psalms 107:1) NIV

Schumer and Gillibrand fight to prevent cuts to disaster relief funding WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the members of the House-Senate Conference Committee to include the $3.176 billion for disaster relief in the Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, and Science, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill that passed the full Senate recently. New York State is still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer. The Senate version of the legislation includes $500 million for the Economic Development Administration, $1.9 billion for the Federal Highways Administration Emergency Relief program, $400 million for Community Development Block Grants and $376 million

for three programs within the Department of Agriculture. “The back-to-back storms packed a powerful one-two-punch, leaving devastation in their wake,” said Schumer. “As we continue on the long road towards recovery and rebuilding, it’s absolutely essential that the federal government helps homeowners, businesses, and farmers across the state get the assistance they need. As I’ve traveled throughout the Capital Region, Central New York, the North Country, Southern Tier and Hudson Valley the message has been the same: we’re going to come back, but we need federal help to do it. Congress needs to do what we have done each time our country has suffered a disaster, and step up to the plate to deliver the assis-

tance that will help our communities get back on their feet.” “Hurricane Irene and Tropical Strom Lee had a devastating impact on communities across New York State,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding would be a step forward to ensuring federal assistance to help our families, farmers, businesses and communities recover. America has always stood by those suffering from disaster and helped them to rebuild. We have an obligation to help these families rebuild today.” In October, the Gillibrand-Schumer Amendment passed the Senate, which would invest an additional $110 million for a total of $327 million to support the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) and the Emergency Water-

shed Program (EWP) that provide emergency services and resources for agricultural communities following natural disasters. Nearly $40 million of this funding would go to New York to help farmers rebuild.

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Sussex County man named New Jersey’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer Applications now being sought for 2013 honoree TRENTON, NJ — Beef and produce farmer Paul “Duce” Tallamy II of Wantage has been selected as the 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Tallamy, 39, will be presented with his award in January at the 2012 New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City. In addition, Tallamy was named one of the 10 finalists for the National Outstanding Young Farmer Award and will attend the National Outstanding Young Farmer Awards Congress in Springdale, AR, in February where four of those people will be selected as winners. “Duce Tallamy is a first-time farmer who is dedicated to producing top-notch products, conserving natural resources and educating the public about the importance of agriculture in our state,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “New Jersey agriculture is fortunate to have talented young people of this caliber who choose farming as a profession. Tallamy has truly earned his Outstanding Young Farmer title through his commitment to New Jersey agriculture and serving his community.” Tallamy got involved in agriculture while working on a degree in applied science at SUNY Cobleskill. After graduating, he worked as a herdsman on an 1,800head dairy farm. A few years later, he became partners with the owner of an old farm in his hometown of Wantage and together they renovated the buildings on the 250 acres of property, reclaimed the cropland and purchased some cattle. In 2006, he and his wife, Joy, purchased the farm, which is part of the Farmland Preservation Program, and began Green Valley Farms, a produce and natural beef cattle operation. The Tallamy’s operate four retail markets, all within 20 miles of the home farm, selling their own sweet corn, cut flowers, fruits and vegetables. At their farm in Wantage, they offer pick-

your-own strawberries, cut flower and pumpkins and USDA-certified all natural beef. Joy Tallamy runs class trips and farm education tours and they host yearly strawberry, ice cream, sweet corn and harvest festivals. Conserving natural resources is important to

Tallamy and he works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service on manure management, comprehensive Nutrient Management Program, grazing systems and energy audit program.

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Duce and his wife, Joy, with their son and four daughters - (left to right) – Travis, Leanna, Loree, Joy (Duce’s wife), Larissa, Lanae, with Duce in back of them. Photo courtesy of New Jersey Department of Agriculture


by Patrick D. Burk Established in 1961 by Harvey J. Cummings, Cummings and Bricker has always played an important and integral part of America’s agricultural industry. Harvey, a Salesman for Eastern Machine of Youngstown,

Ohio, became aware of all the opportunities that were in the Western New York Area for distributing a wide range of products. He first set up shop in the old Massey Harris Plant on Harvester Ave and soon joined forces with Robert M. Bricker, thus

becoming Cummings and Bricker. Early products included Weaverline Feed Carts, which is still with Cummings & Bricker to this day and Northland products. Always a family business, Cummings and Bricker now includes

Harvey’s two sons, Jim and Gene as well as their spouses Lynn and Sherry. Jim Cummings is the President, Gene is the Vice President, Lynn is the Controller and Sherry is the Office Manger of the Carlisle Branch. Now with two locations, Cummings and Bricker still serves the unique agricultural market with American made and imported farm equipment. The 50th Anniversary Celebration was a perfect time to hold their 2011 Expo. This was the third time that they had and

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Cummings & Bricker Controller, Show Manager Patrick Burk and Sales Territory Manager Ross Amend are joined by Julie Cummings Amend and their new daughter Brynlee Amend for a walk through the Expo 2011.

The 2011 Expo was started as both a display of all their equipment lines and a celebration of their 50th year.

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Sussex from A20 Through the use of drip irrigation for their vegetable crops, they’ve reduced water usage by 50 percent. Tallamy has served as the president of the Holstein Association, a 4-H Club leader and as a member of the Beef Quality Assurance program. In the community, Tallamy is active in his church, serving as Christian School Board Vice President, Project Development Board Chairman, Long Range Planning Board committeeman and plays an active role in Compass 21, a youth leadership group. He also is a vol-

Cummings from A21 this type of program with one previously at the Holiday Inn in Batavia in 2004 and another at the Hotel Carlisle, in Pennsylvania, in 2007. Both were a successful venture for the company. The 2011 Expo was started as both a display of all their equipment lines and a celebration of their 50th year. It was held the last week of September and lucked out with the weather. Over 450 dealers and guests attended the three day celebration from Europe and the entire Eastern United States. At the 50th Anniversary Dinner, Cummings & Bricker President Jim Cummings thanked all those who attended but more importantly thanked those who had supported the business and were clients and customers of Cummings & Bricker for the past 50 years. Vice President Gene Cummings, thanked the employees and family members who have been an important part of the company’s success. Special tributes were given by Frank Weaver, of Weaverline Products and Tom Kelsey from Z & M Ag and Turf. Kelsey also presented a proclamation from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce commending Cummings and Bricker for all their years of being a part of the Genesee County community. The two-day event was hosted by the Cummings family and included seminars, dinners and hospitality events at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia, NY and the Batavia Downs and Casino. Four races at Batavia Downs were held with sponsorships from Cummings & Bricker.

unteer fireman. New Jersey annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of a young farmer, who is an upstanding leader, respected agriculturalist and is active in community or faith organizations. The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Year 2013 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The submission deadline for nominations is Jan. 15, 2012. Nominees must be

farm operators, deriving a minimum of two-thirds of their income from farming and must be between the ages of 21-40, not becoming 41 prior to Jan. 1 of the year for which they are applying. Candidates who have a financial interest in the farm operation (a sole proprietor, partners, or a corporation) will receive higher ranking in the OYF judging process. However, nominees also may include salaried farm managers and em-

ployees who are actively involved in policy and management decisions. Submission of a financial statement is not required for state competition. A panel of five judges reviews each nominee’s application based on the following criteria: progress in their agricultural career (50 percent of the total score); soil and water conservation practices (25 percent of the total score); and contribu-

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CAB’s Colvin Fund helps education dreams come true Pursuing a passion for agriculture through further education — that’s the top requirement for the Louis M. “Mick” Colvin Scholarship offered by the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. This year, $15,000 will be split among five undergraduate scholarships, in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. College juniors and seniors who have shown commitment to the beef industry, either through coursework or activities, are encouraged to apply by the Dec. 2 deadline. Applications are evaluated on involvement and scholastic achievement, communication skills and reference letters. A new opportunity, an additional $5,000 graduate level scholarship will

also be given to a full-time masters or doctorate student conducting research related to high-quality beef production. Applications for that award are due Jan. 13, 2012. “The graduate level scholarship will build on what the Colvin Scholarship has always done,” says Mick Colvin, who co-founded Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) in 1978 and served as president for 22 years. “We will be able to groom the next great scientist supporting premium beef.” The funds given have more than doubled since 2009. “It’s very, very gratifying to see the amount we’ve offered grow over the years,” Colvin says. “Our partners have really pitched in and they’ve made this scholarship what it is today.” Those supporters raised a record $92,000 in scholarship monies at a golf

outing and auction held during the brand’s annual conference this year in Sunriver, OR. The dollars go into an account that generates the interest proceeds used to fund these scholarships each year. That ensures the longevity of the program and its impact on the industry. The 2012 golf outing sponsorship was purchased by Palmer Food Services/G&C Food Distributors, Rochester, NY. The following companies also supported the live auction: Holten Meat Inc., East St. Louis, IL; Cargill Meat Solutions, Wichita, KS; Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., Dakota Dunes, SD; Sysco Columbia LLC, Columbia, SC; Cattleman’s Choice Feedyard Inc., Gage, OK; Niman Ranch, Denver, CO; and from Canada, Retail Ready Food Products Inc., Mississauga, Ontario; GFS Montreal & Quebec; and Boucherville Quebec.

The top two recipients also win an allexpense-paid trip to the 2012 CAB Annual Conference, Sept. 19-21 in White Sulphur Springs, WVA. This is an opportunity to interact with leaders throughout the production, packing, retail and foodservice industries. “I can’t say enough good about the past winners,” Colvin says. “They’re great, great students and I’m proud to be associated with them.” The Colvin Scholarship Fund began in 1999 when Colvin retired as CAB executive director. The scholarships recognize his role in making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best. Colvin co-founded the CAB program in 1978, leading to establishing the world’s leading brand of fresh beef. For more details, interested students should visit www.certifiedangusbeef.com/ press/colvin/.

Sussex from A22 tion to his/her community, state and nation (25 percent of the total score). Any individual or organization can nominate deserving young farmers’ names. Persons who have been nominated in the past or previous state winners who did not make it to the National competition can

be re-nominated. However, these candidates must still meet the eligibility criteria. Since the United States Jaycees presented the first award, seven New Jersey farmers’ names have been added to the National OYF Honor Roll. They include Abbott Lee (1985), James

B. Giamarese (1989), Robert Von Thun, Jr. (2001), Jeffrey VanderGroef (2005), H. William Sytsema (2009) and Richard A. Norz (2010) and John Melick (2011). The OYF program is the oldest farmer recognition program in the United States, selecting its first group of national

winners in 1955, and is administered by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. The goals of the OYF program are to foster better urban-rural relations through the understanding of farmers’ challenges, as well as the appreciation of their contributions and achievements; to bring

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Program has recognized many talented individuals over the years who have gone on to be leaders in both agriculture and their communities,” said Fisher. “Through recognizing the efforts of our young farmers, we hope to encourage them to continue to farm and contribute to the community and industry.” For an official nomination form or more information on the state’s Outstanding Young Farmer program, visit: www.nj. gov/agriculture/about/sb a/cover.html. If you have any questions on the OYF program or the nomination procedure or need a nomination form, contact Karen Kritz, New Jersey OYF Program Manager at 609-984-2506, by fax 609-341-3212 or e-mail at Karen.Kritz@ag.state. nj.us.

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NYJBPA Fall Festival On the weekend of Oct. 15-17, 76 Juniors and their 129 animals came into Cobleskill, NY for the Annual Fall Festival show. The cattle entries were evaluated by Ben Weikert. The youth were involved in many educational activities over the weekend. A special thank you to all who donated or sponsored the event. Your generosity helps to keep these programs going for our youth, who are the future of the Beef Industry. Silver Sponsors: Pineland Farms: Kevin Woltemath Red Angus Association: Ellen TenEyck, Tres. Bronze Sponsors: Sunrise Farms: Jonah and Abigail Broughton Ledyard Farms: Dan Utter Anthony and Olivia Adams Ladybug Farm: Ken and Mary Gumaer New York Simmental Assocition: Chris Britt, Tres. Elmside Farm: Art, Barb and Darby Reynolds New York Hereford Breeders: Carole Card, Tres. Ledge Knoll Farm: Shawn and Julie Murphy Rambling M Farm: Wm and Christine Metch Thunderview Farms: Ric and Karen Coombe

Hillcrest Farm: Cynthia and Gary Bertrand Shining Star Cattle Co.: Ann Phillips Russel and Darliene Vacinek and Family Donations: Clear Creek Cattle Co.: Jenny Lynn and Joseph Gernatt Double S Farm: Schubert Family Triple H Farm: Mark and Jennifer Hunsinger Hay Acres: Adam and Cindy Hay Librock Livestock Farms: Kathy and Randy Librock David and Susan Austin Hilly Acres Farm: Tatiana and Andrew Hahn Karen and Thomas Hopkins Lynette and Keith Terrell Maple Ridge Farm: Charles and Phyllis Groesbeck Cambridge Valley Market: Joel and Amy McLenithan Mountain View Farm: Cathy and Neil Salisbury Amanda Stang Kelley’s Agway: Scott and Kathy Kelley Dependa-Bull Semen: Ser Duane and Crystal Brayman

President Mike Kelley (315) 245-1343 • ckelley3@twcny.rr.com Vice President Mike Shanahan (518) 598-8869 • mike@cattlepromotions.com Secretary/Treasurer Robert Groom (315) 573-2569 • rnlgroom@hotmail.com www.NY-ANGUS.com

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Producer News Buds View Acres: James and Kelly Marino Jeffrey and Michelle Hicks Richard and Margie Cressy Andersen’s Maple Farm: Peter and Patti Andersen Jennifer and Brent Hobson Tullyfergus Angus Farm: Robert and Linda Groom Andy and Lori Wheeler Hannalore Kennel: Cheryl Eighmey Murphy Farm: Pete and Tom Murphy Erwindale Farm: Erwin and Ellen TenEyck Double RD Farm Ron and Ronda Dziembowski Twilight Alpacas: Jeff and Irene Kulis Trophy Sponsors Hartland Farm: Tom, Chris and Nick Britt New York Angus Assciation: Robert Groom, Secr. Lucky Lane Farm: Dan and Tracey Luckman

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S&L Livestock: Shelby and Libby Kelkenberg Andy Weaber and Jessy Milne-Smith Windy Point Angus: Andy Weaber King’s Roaming Angus: Andrew King Eastern Lowline Juniors: Jon Bates Trowbridge Angus: Phil and Annie Trow-

bridge Cattle Promotions: Mike Shanahan Spring Pond Farm: Ted and Margaret Kriese WBB Farm: Warren and Brenda Bippert The Bunal Farm: Eugene, Russ and Darryl Bunal AAPC Double S Farm: Norm

and Arlene Schubert Challenge Over-All Winners: PeeWee: Champion — McKayla McLenithan Reserve — Samantha Hunsinger Junior: Champion — Jayne Bannister Reserve — Morgan

Wagner Intermediate: Champion — Megan Andersen Reserve — Jala Murphy Senior: Champion — Tom Smith Reserve — Anna Smith Team Fitting: First Place — Jala

Champion Prospect Steer: Lexi Vacinek, of Sardinia, NY with her Crossbred steer — Denali.

Murphy, Jayne Bannister, and Tom Smith Team Marketing: Senior Anna Smith Tom Smith Robert Church Intermediate Megan Andersen Tyler Pallokat Jala Murphy Junior

Evan Kelley Jayne Bannister MacKenzie Brayman PeeWee Samantha Hunsinger Erin Nomman Charlotte Groom Matthew Tweedey Award: Megan Andersen Sportsman Award: Jayne Bannister

Supreme Showman Tom Smith, Hamlin, NY. Photo courtesy of New York Beef Producers Assciation

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Webinar: Embryo Transfer Contracts for the Livestock Industry. Cari Rincker will give an overview on contracts dealing with embryo transfers in the horse and livestock industry. Friday, Nov. 18, 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: Pre-Nuptial and PostNuptial Agreements for the Agriculture Community. Cari Rincker will give an overview on pre- and post-nuptial agreements for farm/ranch families and couples who own or work in various agri-businesses. Friday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: Overview of Estate and Succession Planning for the Agriculture Community. Cari Rincker will give an overview of estate and succes-

sion planning for the agriculture community in hopes of open and honest communication among farm and ranch families during the holiday season. Friday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: New Year, New Resolution – Putting Livestock Sales Contracts in Writing. Cari Rincker will give an overview of the law pertaining to the sale of livestock and give suggested provisions that should be included in a written contract. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: New Year, New Resolution – General Partnership Agreements for the Food & Agriculture Community. Cari Rincker will give an overview on partnership law and suggest lan-

guage that should be included in a general partnership agreement. Friday, Jan. 13, 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: New Year, New Resolution – Legal Issues Pertaining to NY Start-Up Businesses. Cari Rincker will discuss the various issues that should be considered for New York start-up companies including trademark law, business organizations, and business plans. Friday, Jan. 27, 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: Legal Issues Pertaining to Livestock Photographers. Cari Rincker will discuss legal issues that apply to livestock photographers including business organizations, trademark law, and copyright law. Friday, Feb. 10, 2-3

pm ET. $40 Registration Fee. Webinar: Getting Divorced in New York – An Overview of the Process. Cari Rincker will give a brief summary of the divorce process in New York. She will briefly explain court procedures, stages in litigation, the differences between contested and uncontested divorces, grounds for divorce, no fault divorce law, conversion divorce, the Child Support Standards Act, temporary spousal maintenance, orders of protection, experts, appraisers, accounting, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, 2-3 p.m. ET. $40 Registration Fee. Additional information and registration forms for this webinar series can be found at www.rinckerlaw.com/events.

lawmakers to create policy that benefits agriculture in general and the beef industry specifically; We are affiliated with the NCBA and we encourage youth participation in the industry with our New York Junior Beef Producers Association, because they are the future to our industry. We have numerous activities and programs offered throughout the year. Our Annual Meeting, Winter Conferences and Banquet. Field days and clinics. Empire Farm Days Beef Barbeque, New York Farm Show animal display and Beef Sundaes, New York State Fair Beef Day, Beef Promotions at Fairs and Community events, our Annual All Breed Bull and Heifer Sale, Ultrasounding Program, Beef Bovine Improvement Program and the Beef Quality Assurance Program. Informational and educational publications in our Bimonthly newsletter, The Beef Producer, Country Folks Beef Producer Issues and our NYBPA Membership Directory and Handbook with

all paid members listed with locations and descriptions of farms. Check out our website at www.nybpa.org , for upcoming events and classified section to help aide all of our members and inform the public to events and happenings of beef promotion and cattle around the state. All this and more for a $30 annual membership dues. See our membership ad and sign up today. Membership Special — Join now. The rest of 2011 free. Start enjoying the NYBPA benefits for 2011 and 2012 with your paid membership now! Never before in the history of the cattle industry has it been important for you to stand up and be counted as a member of the New York Beef Producers’ Association. The pressures and influences from outside our industry are so varied and dangerous that no individual cattle producer — Large or small — can possibly handle them alone. But working together, we can make a DIFFERENCE.

Join the NYBPA Today Our organization is made up of beef producers and beef enthusiasts across New York State committed to safe, wholesome and nutritious beef supplied to our consumers. With emphases on raising healthy animals, and protecting the environment for future generations. We are a group of beef producers dedicated to working together for the improvement of the

beef industry. Our purposes and goals: Encourage friendly exchange of ideas among members; Promote and protect the interests of beef producers in New York; Aid members in purchase, sale and breeding of quality cattle; We cooperate with Cornell Cooperative Extensions, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and other agencies; Work with

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Calling all beef producers and their friends and family Have you wished you knew the facts to support how much you care for your cattle when talking to a concerned friend or consumer? Do you wish you knew how to effectively communicate your stewardship for your land and livestock to help improve the public image of beef? The opportunity to gain this information and more is being offered to you again this year in conjunction with the annual meeting and Winter Management conference. Daren Williams, will

be one of our keynote speakers at this year’s conference and he will be holding another Master’s of Beef Advocacy graduation. For those of you not familiar with the program, all you need to do is complete six online courses, each of which will take about an hour and then attend the graduation. The topics covered include modern beef production practices, animal welfare, beef safety, beef nutrition, environmental stewardship, and the beef checkoff. This course is perfect for the cattleman to learn the

information and skills needed to convey the positive message about what we do and for the concerned consumer who just wants to know more about where their food comes from. To sign up, go to www.beef.org/mastersofbeefadvocacy.aspx and fill out the application form. With all of the misinformation in the mainstream media and movements such as Meatless Mondays and animal rights organizations gaining steam, we need each one of you to participate in

this program. Even if you are not interested in blogging or doing media interview, we still need you to get your MBA certification so you can talk to your family and friends about all the positive things that beef producers do on a daily basis and how much we care for our animals. We need to have our story heard if we want to protect our way of life from the HSUS and others who would prefer a vegan world. Sign up now!

2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show registration underway Nashville, TN, welcomes cattlemen on Feb. 1-4, 2012 Registration for the 2012 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show is underway. The 114th Annual Convention will be held in Nashville, TN, on Feb. 1-4, 2012, and advanced registration is open until

Jan. 11, 2012. 2012 convention participants will hear from industry leaders, gather insight on industry trends, take part in NCBA’s grassroots policy process and enjoy a Cowboy’s Night at the Grand Ole Opry and admission to the Honky Tonk Party. NCBA President and Montana rancher Bill Donald said the con-

vention is a must for all cattlemen. “The Cattle Industry Convention is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business,” Donald said. “The convention and trade show create a unique environment for cattle industry members to come together to work toward the future of the industry and have some fun.” In addition to access of all the 2012

convention events, registrants for the full convention will receive a 50 percent off coupon for Roper and Stetson apparel and footwear at the NCBA Trade Show. To register for the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org or contact Kristin Torres at ktorres@beef.org.

Education for cattle feeders and cow/calf producers • New York Cattle Feeder’s Conference — slated Jan. 20, 2012 • New York Beef Producer’s Winter Management Meeting — slated Jan. 21, 2012 Both events will be held at the NYBPA’s Annual Meeting and Banquet Weekend at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Syracuse, NY. The Cattle Feeder’s conference will focus on technologies to enhance production and control market risk. The Winter Management meeting will focus on production prac-

tices along with how to interact with the consumer to present a beef friendly message. For information on these meetings, contact Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Extension Specialist, 607-255-5923, mjb28@cornell.edu or Brenda Bippert, Executive Secretary, New York Beef Producer’s Association, 716-902-4305, nybeefproducers@aol.com. Make sure to read the 2012 Jan./Feb. Beef Producer Newsletter for all the lastest updates on the weekend and Registration Forms.

Outstanding Hereford Junior for 2011

Junior Hereford members were recognized for their achievements in 2011. Photo courtesy of New York Beef Producers Association

The Junior Hereford members were recognized for their achievements in 2011. A special thank you to Tim and Dawn Dennis from Glade Haven Farm, for the donation of heifer, which is a pick from their 2011 spring calf crop. This is the first place award in our program. Second is five units of semen to be purchased at the NYJBPA Semen Sale held during the NYBPA Annual Conventions in January 2012, and Third place is a $100 Scottsdale gift Certificate. The 2011 winners were: First place Tom Smith, who wanted to give the heifer to a youth member in the Junior division, 13 years and younger who was first in their points. The winner was Tyler Card. Second place was Megan Andersen and Third place went to James Held.

NYBPA Annual Trade Show The New York Beef Producers’ Association will be holding their Annual Meeting, Winter Conferences and Banquet, on Jan. 20-21, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Syracuse. Spaces are available for our two day Trade Show. Price is $160 for a 10 by 10 space, for the two days. The Trade Show runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

each day. Reserve a space today. Let the growing number of Beef Producers around the state know about your services and or products available to them. If interested please contact Brenda Bippert at nybeefproducers@aol.com or 716-870-2777.

NYBIC needs recipes Do you have a favorite or other beef recipe that you would like to share with others? The New York Beef Industry Council is working on a cookbook

for the NYBPA. Submit your recipes to Jean O’Toole at jotoole@nybeef.org or mail to: NYBIC, PO Box 250, Westmoreland, NY 13490.

Upcoming events 2011-2012 • November — Watch for Feeder Calf Sales • Nov. 19 — Council Meeting, 10 a.m., Syracuse, NY • Nov. 24 — Happy Thanksgiving from the NYBPA • Dec. 25 — Merry Christmas from the NYBPA 2012 • Jan. 1 — Happy New Year from the NYBPA

• Jan. 20-21 — Annual Meeting, Banquet and Winter Conferences, Embassy Suites Hotel, Syracuse, NY • Feb. 1 — All Breed Sale Consignments Due • Feb. 1-4 — NCBA Convention, Nashville, TN • Feb. 23-23 — New York Farm Show, Syracuse, NY • April 27 — All Breed Bull & Heifer Sale, Seneca Falls, NY


The NYHBA held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Abigal’s Resturant in Waterloo, NY. Ted Kriese, Presi-

dent, presided over the meeting. The 2012 elections were held. The officers are: President - Bill Smith, Vice President -

Kathy Wagner, Secretary - Irene Russell, Treasurer - Carole Card and Jr. Advisor - Brenda Dermody. Congratulations

to the 2012 officers. The NYHB is holding a raffle for a set of Custom Made stall dividers including Farm sign holder. If interested in a $5 ticket contact, Bill Smith at 585-964-3248 or any New York Hereford member. Their next meeting will be at the NYBPA Annual Conferences on Jan. 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Syracuse. The New York Hereford Beef Association Board of Directors for 2012. Photo courtesy of New York Beef Producers Association

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NFU: Senate Ag Appropriations Bill a step in the right direction WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the agricultural appropriations bill by a 69-30 vote: “The passage of the Senate ag appropriations bill is a step in the right direction towards reducing our nation’s deficit while avoiding some of the more damaging cuts. “We have maintained that agriculture will do its part to help reduce the deficit. The bill represents a 15 percent reduction in ag funding levels since Fiscal Year 2010. That is still larger than many other departments, but better than the 26 percent cut passed in the House appropriations bill earlier this year. “NFU was also pleased that the Senate did not include a policy rider to defund the completion and implementation of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule. The GIPSA rule will help restore fairness to the livestock market and ensure that independent producers are not at the mercy of large packers. “Overall, the ag appropriations bill is a reasonable bill, and we hope that the final ag appropriations bill, after conferring with the House, closely resembles the Senate version.”

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Bradford County illegal dumpsite survey in progress TOWANDA, PA — Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with the Bradford County Conservation District, has started surveying Bradford County roads for illegal dumpsites. The goal with this project is to identify and map every visible illegal dumpsite from the public right-of-way within the county. The data gathered will be summarized into a final report, which will be available to the public in June 2012. Funding for the survey is provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In order to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to address illegal dumping including public policy, proper resource allocation, community education, and cleanup and abatement efforts, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful embarked on a statewide illegal dump survey program in 2005. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that in order to truly address the root causes associated with illegal dumping, the problem needed to be better defined. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has surveyed a total of 55 counties, locating 5,759 dumpsites with a total estimated

tonnage of 17,088 tons. Illegal dumping mostly occurs in remote and secluded places, rural areas where few persons live, and the roads that are less traveled. However, for many people who are residents of an urban area, an illegal dump is often within a one-mile radius of their home. Overall, very few people are aware of the widespread problem of illegal dumping in Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s illegal dump surveys educate state, county, and local officials, as well as citizens, about the problem of illegal dumping and provide valuable data about the dumpsites and the community in which they reside. “The purpose of an illegal dump survey is to assess and document as many illegal dumpsites as possible within a county,” says Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “The survey is a tool that can be used for planning purposes within a community, provide valuable insight into development of solid waste and recycling programs, and be used to gain support for funding for public awareness programs and education, as well as generate

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Greenwich FFA members attend National FFA Convention On Sunday, Oct. 16, thirteen Greenwich FFA members and their advisor, Betsy Foote, began their trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. The tour was arranged by Rick Welsh, of Lutz Dairy Nu-

trition, David Marbot, Schoharie Agriculture teacher, and Todd Cipperly, Schoharie Valley FFA Alumni. The tour made stops across New York State picking up another 100 FFA members. The first

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tour stop was at HemDale Farms. This vegetable and 600 cow dairy farm in Seneca Castle, NY, had 13 robotic milkers and stressed the importance of synergy throughout their business. The FFA members were impressed by the high level of technology with their milking system and automated robotic feed scrapers. Other tour stops included the Henry Ford Museum of American history. Greenwich FFA member, Dylan Gibson, had the opportunity to sit in the exact seat that Rosa Parks sat when she made history in Alabama over 50 years ago. Super bowl footballs were being made while the group toured the Wilson Football Factory. Other stops included a pickle factory, an agricultural incubator facility, Cabellas and Louisville Slugger. More than 54,000 FFA members and advisors converged on Indianapolis, IN, for the National FFA Convention on Oct. 19. National level career

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What can 4-H do for you? by Karen E. Soule, 4-H Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County If you have children between the ages of 6-18, have you ever considered 4-H? Similar to scouting in the fact that it is positive youth development, it is for both boys and girls and in most cases, free for youth to join. Through 4-H, youth achieve mastery of skills, and gain a sense of belonging, independence, and generosity. In today’s world 4-H is much more than farm animals, sewing, and cooking, although if that suits your tastes, you can certainly find that in one

of several clubs in our county. We like to tell kids that anything that you like to do, we do in 4-H. We have rocketry, entomology, aerospace, computer technology, geospatial, robotics, woodworking, photography, small engines, forestry, environmental sciences, gardening, nutrition, theater arts, citizenship, and, of course, animal science. That’s a lot of things to do and learn about! In Jefferson County, we have four specialty clubs. The Adventure Club specializes in shooting sports and outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and living history. We have certified instructors in archery,

Alicia Anuszewski, Mandy Scheeren and Breana Scribner at Pickle Factory. Photo courtesy of Greenwich FFA development events, agricultural education Cornell University. The workshops and motiva- program marketing, agri- anticipation reached a tional speakers were ex- cultural education pro- high during the last sesperienced by all the gram development and sion on Saturday, Oct. Greenwich FFA mem- evaluation and profes- 22. When the announcesional development of ment was made that the bers. Region Vice education Eastern Betsy Foote, Green- agricultural wich FFA Advisor, was teachers. Foote, along President was from New honored with the Hon- with Michelle Sutton, York, the entire New York orary American Degree, agriculture teacher from delegation shrieked in exthe highest Honorary De- Ithaca, were the first fe- hilaration! The Greengree bestowed on teach- males from New York wich group was there to ers and FFA supporters. State to ever receive this share in this historic event. The last National Recipients in the teacher honor. One of the highlights of FFA officer from New category are selected on the basis of their contri- the convention was the York was elected 15 years butions in the following excitement that Wash- ago. Kenny heads back to seven areas: ington County’s own Ken Cornell to finish the seclassroom/laboratory in- Quick was running for mester before taking a struction, experiential National FFA Office. year off to fulfill his reas the learning of students, Na- Quick is a past New York sponsibilities Region Vice tional FFA Organization, State FFA President and Eastern building partnerships, currently a sophomore at President.

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air pistol, rifle, and shotgun. During the winter they meet once a month at Gander Mountain for archery practice. The Furry Friends 4-H Dog Club focuses on dogs, and also goes hiking with their dogs among other activities. The Peeps and Squeaks 4-H Club features rabbits, cavies, and poultry. The Jefferson County Dairy Club youth focus on dairy cows and agriculture. There are also several horse clubs scattered throughout the county. These are just a few of the clubs we have to choose from. Community Service is a big project that clubs participate in. We’ve had a club do work with Habitat for Humanity, another has done reading for the

blind. Recently the Furry Friends held a Cache In-Trash Out (CITO) Event at the Wildlife Management Area at Black Pond in the southern part of the county. These CITO events are for the geocaching community where they come in, do some caching, and clean up an area of trash. It was a perfect fit to start off National 4-H Week which was held on Oct. 2-8. The theme for the week was ‘Join the Revolution of Responsibility’. If 4-H sounds interesting to you, give us a call. We are also always looking for volunteers and new club leaders. We can be reached at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office at 315-788-8450.


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ARLINGTON, VA — American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves and Chairman Dan England questioned Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s contention in a letter to Congress that the administration is drafting a new hours-of-service proposal based on the “most comprehensive and up-to-date data and analysis.” In an Oct. 21 letter to the secretary, Graves and England said LaHood’s contention was well off-base. “There is little or no comprehensive, up-to-date evidence, data or science supporting FMCSA’s proposal,” ATA wrote. “FMCSA readily admitted it did

not have sufficient data on which to base a driving time limit change, yet the agency argued for and stated it ‘currently favors’ reducing the limit.” Graves and England, chairman of C.R. England Inc., Salt Lake City, said this wording is “a clever way of attempting to shift the burden of proof to the industry to justify the current drive-time limit.” ATA’s letter goes on to point out the flaws in FMCSA’s research and supporting arguments relating to fatigue’s involvement in large truck crashes. The pair also took issue with the Department’s contention that a delay in

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promulgating this flawed final rule would “create confusion and uncertainty” around the regulation, noting that “the record... is replete with industry and state law enforcement commentary on how much confusion and uncertainty the proposed changes would cause if finalized.” Graves and England said ATA agreed with LaHood on the need to do everything possible to promote safety on our highways, but criticized the department for forgoing other, more promising safety strategies in favor of an unnecessary revision of the hours-ofservice rule. “Too many other safety-critical opportunities have been lost... and we hope your department will stand behind the current rules and shift re-

sources to other high priority issues that will have a meaningful impact on highway safety issues such as sleep disorders that are not even currently addressed by FMCSA guidelines much less rules,” Graves and England wrote.

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Conference and Exhibition here. “Little did I know that ‘bigger’ was going to be the size of the federal debt; ‘bigger’ was going to be the unemployment rate and ‘bigger’ would characterize the number of government regulations our industry would be facing. And ‘better’ — well ‘better’ is apparently caught up in some sort of political traffic jam and just hasn‘t been able to get here yet.” Despite frustration with Washington’s inability to come together on seemingly simple like the need to fix roads and bridges and pass a highway bill, Graves said he was still optimistic about the economy and trucking’s future. “I really believe we are blessed with a country, with a people and with an economy that is capable of surviving anything our government can throw at it,” Graves “Government is not supposed to solve all our problems — but at this point we’d be thrilled if government could figure out how to not ‘be the problem.’” Even with many consumers and businesses “on the sidelines” due to

economic uncertainty, Graves said there “is an inviting, long road ahead for trucking.” “During this time of economic uncertainty, it‘s easy to misjudge the opportunity that‘s on the trucking industry‘s horizon,” Graves said. “The economy will recover. And when it does, the trucking industry is going to be one of the ‘first in line’ beneficiaries.” “In almost every speech I make, I point out the expected population growth of America — expected to grow from 300 million people in 2006 to 400 million by 2050 — something on the order of adding a city the size of Houston or Chicago each and every year. 400 million people need a lot of Good Stuff and most of time we’ll be bringing it. Keep on Truckin‘ is not just a slogan, it‘s an economic imperative,” Graves said. For full text of Graves‘ State of the Industry Address, visit www.truckline. com/Newsroom/ATA%20Comments%20Filed/SOS%20MCE%202011 Speech.pdf.

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AUCTION SECTION and MARKET REPORTS BENCHMARK MILK PRICE DROPS $1.04 Could Selling Dead Corn Stalks Help?

Issued Nov. 4, 2011 The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal order

Class III benchmark milk price Friday at $18.03 per hundredweight, down $1.04 from Sep-

tember, $1.09 above October 2010, and equates to about $1.55 per gallon. The decline pulled

the 2011 Class III average to $18.25, up from $14.36 at this time a year ago and an anemic $10.72 in 2009. The Class IV price is $18.41, down $1.12 from September, but $1.26 above a year ago. The NASS cheese price averaged $1.7471 per pound, down 11.2 cents from September. Butter averaged $1.7893, down 19.9 cents. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.5109, down 3.3 cents, and dry whey averaged 61.52 cents, up 2.3 cents. The November Class III futures contract was trading late Friday morning at $18.89 and December at $18.40, which would result in a 2011 average of $18.32, up from $14.41 in 2010 and $11.36 in 2009. California’s October 4b cheese milk price was $15.78 per cwt., down 55 cents from September, but 12 cents above October 2010, and $2.25 below the comparable Federal order Class III price. The 4b price has trailed the Federal order Class for 13 months, ranging this year from a low of 8 cents in February to a high of $3.07 in August. The Golden State’s 4b price average now stands at $16.41 but is still $3.15 above the level at this time a year ago. The 4a butter-powder price is $18.29, down a dollar from September but $1.64 above a year ago. Its 2011 average now stands at $19.15, up $4.48 from 2010. Cash cheese saw some holiday strength for the third week in a row. The blocks closed the first Friday in November at $1.88 per pound, up 10 3/4-cents on the week, and 40 cents above that week a year ago. Good demand for barrel pushed the price above the blocks, to $1.92, up 15 1/4-cents on the week, and 41 cents

above a year ago. Only five cars of block traded hands on the week and six of barrel. The NASSsurveyed U.S. average block price slipped a half-cent to $1.7226 and barrel averaged $1.7411, down 0.1 cent. Cash butter headed down Friday, reversing four weeks of gains, and closed the week at $1.8325, down 4 3/4cents, and strangely 4 3/4-cents below a year ago when it plunged 30 1/2-cents on the week for no real clear discernable reason. Sales for Halloween week amounted to eight carloads. NASS butter averaged $1.8290, up 2 1/2cents. NASS nonfat dry milk averaged $1.4872, down a penny, and dry whey averaged 62.38 cents, up 0.3 cent. Milk is being channeled to the churn and the dryer. September butter production was reported at 138 million pounds, up 3.5 percent from August, and a whopping 21 percent above October 2010, according to USDA’s latest Dairy Products report. Nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder output totaled 139.5 million pounds, up 10 percent from a year ago. American type cheese output, at 337 million pounds, was down 3.2 percent from August, and 4.2 percent below a year ago. Total cheese production hit 867 million pounds, down 0.2 percent from August, and 0.6 percent below a year ago. I wrote about declining fluid milk sales last week but this week we learned that June to August sales were off 1.5 percent from a year ago, according to USDA and California data. August sales were up 0.9 percent but it’s only the second positive month in

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Mielke from B1 the last 21, according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report (DDR). Year-todate sales were down 1.5 percent from last year and down 2.9 percent from two years ago. Switching to the export picture; the DDR reported that China only imported 15.4 million pounds of whole milk powder (WMP) in September, the smallest figure in almost three years. June to September imports were down 43 percent from the prior year. From January 2010 to May 2011, China imported 69.7 million pounds of WMP per month, but that pace dropped significantly this summer, leaving New Zealand suppliers to find other markets for their products, the DDR said. Speaking of the world market; Global Dairy Trade auction prices were down on most products in the November 1 auction, while skim milk prices were flat, according to the DDR. The weighted average price was $1.49 per pound, up 0.2 percent from the October 18 auction. SMP from the U.S. (Dairy America) averaged $1.44 per pound for December delivery and $1.43 for January delivery. Anhydrous milk fat dropped 9.3 percent, to

$1.50 per pound, and Cheddar cheese for industrial use fell 3.2 percent, to $1.54. The weighted average price for whole milk powder was $1.58 per pound, down 0.8 percent. Back home, USDA reports that milk production continues to be at the seasonal low point in the Northeast and MidAtlantic. Milk volumes in the mid to upper Midwest are steady to slightly lower. Milk components are rebounding to near annual peaks. California is mostly steady to slightly higher and at levels above a year ago. Milk production in New Mexico is tending to flatten out at current levels. Most of the growth in production is in the western states, according to University of Wisconsin Emeritus Professor Bob Cropp in Tuesday’s DairyLine. Texas was up substantially, he said, while California slowed some due to output per cow being down as high feed and hay prices and lower milk prices took their toll. He also believes the growth in cow numbers has slowed so, if milk production gains stay around 1.5 percent or less, milk prices might be a little stronger than the futures are portending,

WEEKLY SALES EVERY MONDAY HOSKING SALES - FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK Weekly Sales Every Monday 12:30 Fresh Produce from Casey Farm Market, Misc. & small animals; 1:00 Dairy; **We will now sell lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves and cull beef approx. 5:00-5:30PM. Help us increase our volume - thus making a better market for everyone. **We are Independent Marketers - working 24/7 to increase your bottom line. Competitive marketing is the way to go. Monday, Nov 7th sale - Cull cows ave. .60 top cow .79 wt. 1459 $1152.61 cows up to $1347.06, Bulls up to .81, bull calves top $1.30, heifer calves $1.00. Dairy Milking age up to $1150, Bred Heifers $1275. Monday, Nov. 14th - Monthly Heifer Sale. From one Farm: 11 Registered & 4 Grade Heifers. Registered ones are mostly R&W and on service - they are sired by: Debonair, Lawnboy, Incarne, Tornado with Dams records up to 24,000M. Also 4 Grade open heifers. Also 6 Registered Holsteins From Paul Kobler, 1 being a Rubens from an EX94 Marquis Ned fresh in August also a Fresh Red Rock from the Rubens. Two Advents one Fresh in July & bred back to Milestone all Red or Red Carriers. Also two Milking Shorthorns sired by Supreme; one fresh in March and milked to 65# from a beautiful udder, the other being a bred heifer due in Dec.; Jim Hudson sends 4 really nice registered open heifers sired by Advent, Comestar Lee, Lundy, & Promote. Friday, Nov. 18th - sale held on the farm in Spencer, NY. Arvo Rautine Complete Dispersal. 130 Head of Freestall herd. 65 Milking age, 65 youngstock to springers. SCC 163,000 NO BST Monday, Nov. 21st - Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. A group of Boer Goats from one farm. Monday, Dec. 5th - Monthly Fat cow & Feeder Sale. Monday, Dec. 12th - Monthly Heifer Sale. Featuring Rolling Ridge Dairy Milking Herd Dispersal. 25 Head of Registered Cattle. Grazing herd with light grain & balage. 20 fresh within the last 60 days. Some really deep pedigrees represented - Really nice young herd. High quality Grade & Registered consignments welcome - call soon for advertising. LOOKING TO HAVE A FARM SALE OR JUST SELL A FEW GIVE US A CALL. **Trucking Assistance - Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on our Web site. Call to advertise in any of these sales it makes a difference. Directions: Former Welch Livestock 6096 NYS Rt. 8, 30 miles South of Utica & 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY. www.hoskingsales.com Call today with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

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the high $16s, maybe the low $17s, he said. Cropp admits prices could be stronger as some predict but the market is “very sensitive.” He listed some positive developments; the new free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia; South Korea particularly. The truck dispute with Mexico has been resolved and cheese tariffs were removed. Stronger exports and holding production in check prices could mean stronger milk prices than we’re now forecasting, Cropp concluded.

Offshore the New Zealand season continues strong, with milk deliveries still running about 4-5 percent above year ago levels and Australian milk receipts are around peak levels, and if not now, within the next few weeks. The forecast continues for increased milk production for the current season but not nearly as optimistic as New Zealand. The September U.S. Consumer Price Index for all food is 230.6, up 4.7 percent from September 2010, according to the latest data. The

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dairy products index is 219.4, up 10.2 percent from a year ago. Fresh whole milk is was up 13 percent; cheese, up 10.2 percent; and butter, up 9.2 percent. Commercial disappearance of dairy products in the first eight months of 2011 totaled 131.2 billion pounds, 1.2 percent above the same period in 2010. Butter was up 10.9 percent; American cheese, up 0.8 percent; other cheese, up 4.7 percent; NDM, down 3.1 percent, and fluid milk products, were off 1.5 percent.

Meanwhile, the bottom line isn’t improving on the farm. Profitability declined for the third month in a row as milk prices fell faster than feed costs. The Agriculture Department’s latest Ag Prices report pegged the October All-Milk price at an estimated at $19.90 per cwt., down $1.20 from September. The cost of feed to produce 100 pounds of milk was $11.12, down just 35 cents from September. Corn dropped 45 cents, to $5.92 per

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bushel, and soybeans lost 30 cents, slipping to $11.90. Alfalfa hay jumped $7, to $203 per ton, and that left income over feed costs of $8.78 per cwt., down 85 cents from September. The DDR points out that, over the last 10 years, the IOFC averaged $9.09 per cwt. Bill Van Dam, of California’s Alliance of Western Milk Producers, gave some perspective on whey in his recent newsletter, writing that “In a very interesting switch, dry whey prices in the U.S. are higher than prices in the export

trade. However, marketers of dry whey understand that it is important to maintain market share and, for now, are willing to sell to the export market at prices below what they can get from domestic markets. This imbalance cannot last very long, he said, and prices will equalize at some point. Prices in Europe have in the past two weeks already increased 4.5 cents. It is also interesting to note that lactose prices are very strong and are now 8 to 9 cents higher than dry whey,” he wrote. In dairy politics; we

learned of a new study from two dairy economists, reported in Wednesday’s DairyLine by Jerry Slomionski, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Economics at the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Slominiski reported that the study was conducted by Charles Nicholson of Cal Poly and Mark Stephenson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who did the economic modeling for National Milk’s original Foundation for the Future plan. “Nicholson and Stephenson have looked

at the latest proposal, introduced in Congress by Representative Collin Peterson as the Dairy Security Act (DSA), and found that it will have some very eye opening results,” Slominski said. “The economists say one of their original findings remains consistent: milk price volatility would be substantially reduced under the proposed plan,” Slominski admitted, “But that reduced volatility comes at a price for dairy farmers: significantly lower farm milk prices and lower net farm income across all sizes of dairy farms.” He

said this new look suggests the reforms could lower the U.S. all-milk price by 92 cents per hundredweight and lower cumulative net farm operating income 32 percent to 48 percent. He also quoted a press release from the Professional Dairy Business Association in Wisconsin, where one of the authors concluded that “the proposal would cause small farms to leave the dairy industry at a faster pace than without the program.” For more details, log on to www.dairy.wisc.edu. A National Milk press

release questioned the “selective and simplistic interpretation of new dairy legislation by organizations opposed to the Dairy Security Act.” At issue are government costs of the program and speculation as to how many dairy producers would participate in DSA’s safety net provisions. National Milk CEO Jerry Kozak said “these contrary findings clearly illustrate the challenges associated with simplistic attempts to communicate results from complex economic modeling,” adding that “assump-

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AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, November 14 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, 585738-2104. • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. &

Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321. Tuesday, November 15 • Houston, TX. Late Model Construction Equip., Aerials, Forklifts, Support, Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Tuesday. Groceries, hay, straw, grain & firewood. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-3213211. Wednesday, November 16 • The Pines Farm, Barton, VT. 150th Top of Vermont Invitational Dairy Sale. Free turkey for every buyer! Sales Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-5254774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-6268892 neks@together.net • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041, 585-

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ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES Rte. 125, E. Middlebury, VT 05740 Sale every Monday & Thursday Specializing in Complete Farm Dispersals “A Leading Auction Service” In Vt. 800-339-2697 or 800-339-COWS 802-388-2661 • 802-388-2639 ALEX LYON & SON Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc. Jack Lyon Bridgeport, NY 315-633-2944 • 315-633-9544 315-633-2872 • Evenings 315-637-8912 AUCTIONEER PHIL JACQUIER INC. 18 Klaus Anderson Rd., Southwick, MA 01077 413-569-6421 • Fax 413-569-6599 www.jacquierauctions.com Auctions of Any Type, A Complete, Efficient Service philcorn@jacquierauctions.com AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL 808 Borden Rd., Buffalo, NY 14227 800-536-1401 www.auctionsinternational.com BENUEL FISHER AUCTIONS Fort Plain, NY 518-568-2257 Licensed & Bonded in PA #AU005568

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BRZOSTEK’S AUCTION SERVICE INC. Household Auctions Every Wed. at 6:30 PM 2052 Lamson Rd., Phoenix, NY 13135 Brzostek.com 315-678-2542 or 800-562-0660 Fax 315-678-2579 THE CATTLE EXCHANGE 4236 Co. Hwy. 18, Delhi, NY 13753 607-746-2226 • Fax 607-746-2911 www.cattlexchange.com E-mail: daveramasr@cattlexchange.com A Top-Quality Auction Service David Rama - Licensed Real Estate Broker C.W. GRAY & SONS, INC. Complete Auction Services Rte. 5, East Thetford, VT 802-785-2161 DANN AUCTIONEERS DELOS DANN 3339 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com dannauctioneers.htm DELARM & TREADWAY Sale Managers & Auctioneers William Delarm & Son • Malone, NY 518-483-4106 E.J. Treadway • Antwerp, NY 13608 315-659-2407

738-2104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-8449104 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 Thursday, November 17 • Bow, NH. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 info@yoderandfrey.com www.yoderandfrey.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, 585738-2104. • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Dairy Cattle followed by Beef & Calves. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing,

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315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-776-2000 or 315-4277845. • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211. • 5:00 PM: Fillmore Fire Hall, 20 S. Genesee St., Fillmore, NY. Toys, tools, electronics, collectibles, closeouts, household goods & more. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-567-8844 www.rgmasonauctions.com Friday, November 18 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518568-3579 • 11:30 AM: Spencer Farm. Complete Holstein Dispersal for Arvo Rautine. 130 head of AI sired freestall cattle. 65 milking age, ave. 70#/cow. DHI RHA 22,484. 65 head of youngstock from newborn to springers. SCC 163,000. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, November 19 • Ledyard, CT (Foxwood Casino). Earthmoving Construction Equip., Aerial Lifts, Forklifts, Support, Dump Trucks, Truck Tractors, Equip. & Dump Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com Monday, November 21 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New

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FRALEY AUCTION CO. Auctioneers & Sales Managers, Licensed & Bonded 1515 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, PA 570-546-6907 Fax 570-546-9344 www.fraleyauction.com GENE WOODS AUCTION SERVICE 5608 Short St., Cincinnatus, NY 13040 607-863-3821 www.genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com GOODRICH AUCTION SERVICE INC. 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com H&L AUCTIONS Malone, NY Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 or 483-8576 Ed Legacy 518-483-7386 or 483-0800 518-832-0616 cell Auctioneer: Willis Shattuck • 315-347-3003 HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Bergen, NY 585-494-1880 www.harriswilcox.com Sales Managers, Auctioneers, & Real Estate Brokers HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030


To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Wednesday, November 23 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, November 25 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Public Christmas Auction, Black Friday. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 Saturday, November 26 • 10:00 AM: Galeton, PA. Jackson Stables Retirement Dispersal. 2 tractors, farm machinery, butcher items, mechanical & woodworking tools, dozer, backhoe, horse, feeder cattle, lots of tack, Trail King 1200 bandsaw & lots more. Fraley Auction Co., 570-546-6907 www.fraleyauction.com Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, December 2 • 11:00 AM: 3144 Dalton Rd., Cato, NY. Andrew Dennison Equipment Dispersal. Having sold the cows selling complete line of late model equipment. Hilltop Auc-

tion Co., Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030 • 7:00 PM: School, Rt. 39, Geneseo, NY. Geneseo Farm Toy Show Auction. Boy Scout Troop 4070. 250 excellent farm toys. For information contact Doug fHarke at 585-243-3882 or e-mail dherke@rochester.rr.com. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com / dannauctioneers.htm Saturday, December 3 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Groveland, NY. Special Winter Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks, Liquidations & Consignments. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Monday, December 5 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Wednesday, December 7 • Newport, VT. Complete Dispersal of Registered Holstein and Registered Ayrshire herd for Agawam Farm. Sales

Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 neks@together.net • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 10 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 10:15 AM: Ulysses, PA (Potter Co.). Hoopes Turf Farm, Inc. (Preston Hoopes) Sod Farm Dispersal in conjunction with Fox Hill Farms Retirement Auction at 11 am. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Monday, December 12 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Wednesday, December 14 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, December 15 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Spe-

cial Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-776-2000 or 315-4277845. Wednesday, December 21 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, December 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 31 • 8:30 AM: Hoover Tractor, Mifflinburg, PA. 5th Annual New Years Sale. Accepting consignments. Fraley Auction Co., 570-546-6907 www.fraleyauction.com Saturday, January 7 • 10:00 AM: 3517 Railroad Ave., Alexander, NY. Z&M Ag & Turf Auction. Public Auction Sale of Farm Tractors, Machinery, Landscape, Tools and Lawn TractorMowers. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. www.teitsworth.com Friday, January 20 • 12:00 Noon: 73 West First Ave., Windsor, PA. Public Auction of Windsor Meat Market. Operating business wit retail meat sales & custom slaughtering. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 or 610662-8149 www.leamanauctions.com Monday, February 6 • Kissimmee, FL. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990

PA RT I C I PAT I N G A U C T I O N E E R S HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 Fax 607-699-3661 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny.rr.com

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

Phone/Fax 585-567-8844 ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 802-777-1065 cell robertsauction@together.net ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com

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

TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak

MOHAWK VALLEY PRODUCE AUCTION 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-568-3579

PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 www.pirrunginc.com James P. Pirrung

WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 • www.williamkentinc.com

NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341

R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment

WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115 • www.wrightsauctions.com

MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455 Sale Every Monday Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Sales Barn 860-349-3204 Res. 860-346-8550

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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT November 7, 2011 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt Calves:45-60# .10-.16; 6175# .18-.20; 76-90# .22-.25; 91-105# .30-.35; 106# & up .37.5-.40. Farm Calves: .55-.81 Started Calves: .20-.26 Veal Calves: .55-1 Heifers: Open .60-.90; Beef .58-.86. Feeder Steers: .60-1; Beef .55-.75. Stock Bull: .60-1 Beef Bull: .55-.80 Boars: one at .10 Butcher Hogs: .65-.75 Feeder Pigs (ea): 30-55/ea. Sheep, ea: 55-105 Lambs, ea: 50-190 Goats, ea: 50-160; Kids (ea) 40-65. Canners: up to 61.5 Cutters: 62-66 Utility: 67-70 Rabbits: 5-40 Chickens: 3-55 Ducks: 3-9 ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT November 7, 2011 Cattle: 143 Calves: 271 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 70-74.50; Boners 80-85% lean 64-71.50; Lean 85-90% lean 48-69.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 65-120; 80-92# not well tested. Vealers: 100-102# 50-65; 90-100# 45-65; 80-90# 3564; 70-80# 31-62; 60-70# 26-46. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA No report * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA November 8, 2011 Beef Cattle: Canners .25.45; Cutters .45-.58; Util .58.71; Bulls .60-.77; Steers 11.10; Heifers .60-.75. Calves: Growers No. .601.25; Veal .60-.75; Heifers .70-1. Hogs: Roasters 40-110/ea; Market 65-75/ea; Sows .40.50. Sheep: .60-.80; Lambs 1.25-2.10. Goats: 100-150/ea; Billies 100-210/ea; Kids 45-140/ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA November 8, 2011 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 5-24; 61-75# 11-45; 76-95# 1365; 96-105# 14-60; 106# & up. Farm Calves: 70-120/cwt. Start Calves: 30-50/cwt. Feeders: 20-105/cwt. Heifers: 25-47.50/cwt. Steers: 64/cwt.

Bulls: 65-82/cwt. Canners: 15-50/cwt. Cutters: 51-63/cwt. Utility: 65-75.50/cwt. Sows: 14-53.50/cwt. Boars: 23/cwt. Pigs: 13-54/ea. Lambs: 40-165/cwt. Sheep: 10-85/cwt. Goats: 15-155/ea. Rabbits: .50-6.50/ea. Poultry: .50-21/ea. Hay: 13 lots, 2.50-5.70/bale. northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ November 1, 2011 Livestock Report: 61 Calves .20-1.55, Avg .79; 38 Cows .47-.78, Avg .64; 10 Easy Cows .01-.55.5, Avg .37; 15 Feeders 300-500# .45-.94, Avg .74; 5 Heifers .64-.89.5, Avg .72; 12 Bulls .63.5-.94, Avg .82; 19 Steers .60-.96, Avg .74; 1 Sow .45; 15 Sheep .30-1.75, Avg .97; 131 Lambs (/#) 1.25-2.40, Avg 1.96; 36 Goats (ea) 25145, Avg 86.75; 27 Kids (ea) 21-130, Avg 67.009; 1 Hide 26; 3 Alpacas 10-26, Avg 19.33. Total 403. Poultry & Egg Report: Heavy Fowl .50-1.55; Pullets (ea) 4-4.50; Geese (ea) 1623; Bantams (ea) 1; Roosters (/#) 1.50-1.70; Bunnies (ea) 3.75-4.50; Ducks (ea) 1.50-9..50; Rabbit (/#) 1.752.85; Pigeons (ea) 2.255.50. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.60; Brown Jum XL 1.90-1.95; L 1.89; M 1.14. Hay, Straw & Grain: 15 Mixed 2.60-6.40; 7 Grass 3.20-4.60; 2 Mulch 2.70-3; 1 Oat 5. Total 25. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY No report CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY November 7, 2011 Calves (/#): .90-1.15; Grower over 92# .85-1.20; 80-92# .60-.75; Bob Veal .50-.58. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .67-.70; Lean .58-.64.5; Hvy. Beef Bulls .77-.80. Beef (/hd): Feeders 50-95; Hols. hfr. 60-65. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.20-1.65; Slaughter Sheep (ea) 55-68. Goats (/#): Billies 1.802.40; Nannies .85-1. Swine (/#): Feeder Pig .37.40.

*Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY No report DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY November 2, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Bull over 92# 1.20-1.65; 80-92# .70-1.10.; Bob Veal .20-.32. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .64-.75; Lean .55-.66; Hvy. Beef Bulls .66-.70. Beef (/#): Feeders .60-.85

Gouverneur

Canandaigua Pavilion Penn Yan Dryden Cherry Creek

Bath

Vernon New Berlin

Cambridge

Central Bridge Chatham

GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY No report PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY October 31, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Calves over 92# .95-1.325; 80-92# .725-0.875; Bob Veal .30.475. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .62-.75; Lean .46-0.625; Hvy. Beef Bulls .595-.79. Beef (/#): Hols. Sel .70-.87. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.10-1.675; Slaughter Sheep .55. BATH MARKET Bath, NY Npvember 1, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1.25; Grower Bulls over 92# 11.25; 80-92# .70-1.05; Bob Veal .20-.40. Cull Calves (/#): Gd .67.76; Lean .55-.66; Hvy. Beef Bulls .71. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY No report FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon @ 10 am, Wed-Fri @ 9 am sharp. HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY November 7, 2011 Cattle: Bone Util .60-.80; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .68-.81. Feeders: Steers .80-1.08; Hfr. .73-.98; Dairy .53-.74. Calves: Bull Calves 96120# .80-1.30; up to 95# .10-.95. Jones Dairy: Top Milking Age 1150; Top Bred Hfr. 1275. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report

BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA No report CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA No report Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Nov. 29. * State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Nov. 18. 1 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale No report All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA November 7, 2011 Cattle: 256 Heifers: 1066-1218# 113115.50. Cows: Prem. White 71.7574.25, hi of 83.50; Breakers 68-71.50; Boners 65-68; Lean 60-64.75. Bulls: 1082-1638# 7377.50; hi dress 1308-1954# 80-81.50; one 2230# 74.50. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 306392# 125-136; 396-562# 122-136; M&L 2 314-477# 107-118. Feeder Heifers: 292-492# 106-117; 496-630# 98-112. Feeder Bulls: 318-446# 123-132; 504-608# 112121. Calves: 134. Bulls No. 1 94124# 140-162; 84-92# 75105; No. 2 94-120# 110135; Hfrs. No. 1 92-106# 130-165; Util 25-60. Goats (/hd): Kids 40-50#

70-85; Nannies Sm. 45-75; L 85-105; Billies Sm. 70-115. Feeder Pigs: 23. 15-25# 15-23/hd. Hogs: Boars up to 336# 29; up to 302# 69. Hay: 15 lds, 100-340/ton. EarCorn: 3 lds, 200205/ton. Straw: 1 ld, 280/ton. Firewood: 6 lds, 42-85/ld. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA November 7, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1180-1220# 116. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1080-1160# 116-117.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 72.50-74.50, lo dress 67-68; Boners 8085% lean 67.50-71, hi dress 72-74, lo dress 65.50-67; Lean 85-90% lean 62.50-67, hi dress 68-69, lo dress 60.50-62. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1100-2155# 74-79, few hi dress 80-82; YG 2 10302150# 67-73.50. Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 132.50-140; 500-700# 117.50-121; M&L 2 500700# 98-106; L 3 500-700# 60-69. Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 112.50-127; 500-700# 107110; 700-900# 93-95; M&L 2 300-500# 106-102.50; 500700# 90-105. Bulls: M&L 1 300-500# 125-142.50, few 150; 500600# 125-127.50; 600-700# 99-112.50; M&L 2 300-500# 112.50-117; 500-700# 94110. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 90-120# 120-145; No. 2 90-130# 100-115; No. 3 85-120# 52.50-82.50; Vealers Util 65-120# 22.50-35. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 320# 77; Boars 250# 27; 715# 20. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-3 60-80# 179-205, few to 215; 100-125# 162-180; Yearlings 117-145# 95-140. Slaughter Ewes: Util 1-2 115-205# 72.50-82.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel

1 60# 117.50; 70-85# 130155; Sel 2 45-61# 70-82.50; 75# 87.50; Nannies Sel 2 90# 87.50; 123# 80/cwt. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA November 7, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1324-1566# 122126.50; Ch 2-3 1218-1592# 115.50-121.50; Sel 1-3 1152-1502# 108.50-114.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 14541602# 102.50-105.50; Ch 23 1408-1614# 97-102; Sel 1-3 1388-1520# 90-96. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1136-1370# 118123.50, one 127; Ch 2-3 1186-1378# 113-118. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 68-73.25, lo dress 65-68; Boners 8085% lean 63-69, hi dress 68.50-71.25, lo dress 58.2564.50; Lean 85-90% lean 58.50-64.50, hi dress 6570.50, lo dress 53-58. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1234-2076# 72-77, lo dress 998-1692# 61-73.25. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 430# 127.50; 520-524# 117.50122.50; Herefords 392-494# 100-112.50; L 3 Hols. 5421148# 73-79. Slaughter Heifers: S 1 330# 112.50; M&L 1 409440# 100-119; 570-723# 99-113; Herefords 448728# 92.50-96; M&L 2 227292# 90-117.50; 339-456# 90-117.50; 516-717# 77105. Slaughter Bulls: M&L 1 390-497# 102.50-122; 528678# 90-120; 794-894# 8590; M&L 2 284-490# 75-95; L 3 Hols. 356# 61. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 94-128# 135-166; 92# 110115; No. 2 94-118# 105-140; 84-92# 75-105; No. 3 94118# 70-105; 76-90# 62-75; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 72-94# 80155; Vealers Util 56-94# 1965. Sows: US 1-3 434# 48. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 2-3 44-64# 185-212.50; 74-93# 185-190; 110-124# 182.50-


210; Yearlings 132# 160; Ewes Gd 2-3 102-156# 62.50-85. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 25-40# 87.50-90; 50-60# 95-112.50; 65-90# 97.50125; Sel 2 20-40# 50-80; 4565# 70-92; Nannies Sel 1 100-170# 110-122.50; Sel 2 90-140# 77.50-105; Billies Sel 1 140# 175; Sel 2 130# 112.50.

Pennsylvania Markets Mercer New Wilmington

LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA October 28, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1260-1540# 122-126; Ch 2-3 1175-1490# 117124; Sel 2-3 1150-1445# 112-118; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 23 1235-1610# 103-110; Ch 2-3 1225-1630# 94-102; Sel 2-3 1135-1325# 86-92; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1200-1450# 117.50-121.50; Ch 2-3 1010-1380# 114.50-117.50; Sel 2-3 1050-1435# 109113. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 7076.50, hi dress 76.50-83; Breakers 75-80% lean 6672, hi dress 72-76, lo dress 62-65; Boners 80-85% lean 64-68, hi dress 68-71.50, lo dress 58-62; Lean 85-90% lean 59-64, hi dress 64-70, lo dress 51-59. Slaughter Bulls: Mon.YG 1 1320-1855# 77.50-83.50, hi dress 85-89.50; lo dress 7075; 1970-2160# 67-74; Bullocks 935-1305# 79-85; hi dress 90-97, very hi dress 104-110; lo dress 71-75; Thurs. YG 1 935-1395# 8892; lo dress 940-125# 8286, hi dress 930-1385# 98106. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA No report LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA November 2, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Sel 1-3 1380-1455# 109.50-114.50; Hols. Ch 2-3 1350-1505# 98.50-104.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 65.50-68, hi dress 69-70; Boners 8085% lean 62.50-66.50; Lean 85-90% lean 58.50-62, lo dress 53.50-57. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 hi

Dewart

NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report

Leesport Belleville

INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA No report KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA November 5, 2011 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 230 Mixed Hay: 200-530 Timothy: 230-280 Grass: 260-330 Straw: 150-250 Firewood: 85-125

Jersey Shore

20-40; Util 60-110# 15-30. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 85-115# 170-175; No. 2 75-105# 50-110; Jersey Xbred 65-105# 50-80; nontubing 60-80# 15-35.

Homer City

New Holland Carlisle Lancaster Paradise

Eighty-Four dress 1395# 82.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 3 Hols. 373-453# 72-77.50; 530-757# 59-70. Vealers: Util 70-110# 35-65; 55-65# 10-30. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 140-157.50; 85-90# 117.50-122.50; No. 2 95-130# 130-145; 80-90# 75-100; No. 3 80-120# 70130. Lambs: Ch 2-3 60# 200; 130# 188; Ewes Gd 1-2 135-175# 94-95. Goats: Kids Sel 1 30# 6067; 60# 137.50; 100# 187.50; Sel 2 under 20# 32.50-42.50; 70# 130; Nannies Sel 2 80-100# 115-125. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 2545# 65-80. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA November 1, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1290-1580# 123.50127; Ch 2-3 1230-1505# 118-123; 1580-1685# 117.50-119.50; Sel 1-3 1085-1360# 111-116; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1275-1535# 103-109; Ch 2-3 11051615# 97-102.50; Sel 2-3 1315-1645# 86-91. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1180-1435# 119.50122.50; Ch 2-3 1105-1235# 114.50-118.50; Sel 1-3 1090-1350# 105-111. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 71-74; Breakers 75-80% lean 6469, hi dress 70.50-71.50; Boners 80-85% lean 60-65, lo dress 58-61; Lean 8590% lean 53-58, lo dress 48-53. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1095-1905# 75-79.50, hi dress 1250-1520# 80.5088.50, lo dress 1570# 72.50-73.50; YG 2 11001630# 66.50-69. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 118-132; 500-700# 112-118; M&L 2 500-700# 81-90; L 3 Hols. 300-500# 65-77; 500-700# 75-82. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 98-110; M&L 2 300-500# 80-95; 500-700# 70-72. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 110-127; 500-700#

102-120; M&L 2 300-500# 86-110; 500-700# 84-89. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 130-157; 8090# 75-120; No. 2 95-115# 90-120; No. 3 95-125# 5077; 75-85# 47-60; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 80-100# 155165; No. 2 75-105# 130135; Vealers Util 65-110# 17-60. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 265-285# 82-85.50; 45-50% lean 255290# 80-83; 300-325# 7176.50. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5558; 500-700# 59-63.50; 700900# 59.50-60.50. Boars: 305-530# 33-35. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 1530# 15-28; 40-50# 30-33; 60-70# 65. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-60# 180-197; 6080# 195-227; 80-100# 207237; 100-140# 150-185; Sheep Gd 2-3 120-235# 82100. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 5070# 97-102; Sel 2 30-40# 40-47; 40-60# 67-75; Sel 3 20-40# 10-30. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 80-130# 92-127; 130-180# 110; Sel 2 80-130# 80-97; Sel 3 80-130# 50-77. Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 122152; Sel 2 100-150# 110112. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA November 7, 2011 Cattle: 119 Steers: Ch 108-115; Gd 90105. Heifers: Ch 105-112; Gd 85-100. Cows: Util & Comm. 64-70; Canner/lo Cutter 62 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 74-85 Bulls: YG 1 67-80 Feeder Cattle: Steers 80105; Bulls 70-100; Hfrs. 7590. Calves: 108. Ch 100-110; Gd 70-90; Std 15-60; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 70-140; Hols. Hfrs. 90-130# 75-150. Hogs: 79. US 1-2 80-85; US 1-3 75-80; Sows US 1-3 3065; Boars 22-48. Feeder Pigs: 41. US 1-3 20-50# 15-55. Sheep: 60. Ch Lambs 170-

190; Gd Lambs 140-165; SI Ewes 60-80. Goats: 40-140. MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA November 7, 2011 Alfalfa: 225-290 Alfalfa/Grass: 215-275 Grass: 120-275 Timothy: 200-215 Mixed Hay: 125-215 Round Bales: 60-90 Straw: 230-295 Wood: 60-70 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA November 7, 2011 Roosters: 2-4 Hens: .50-1.50 Banties: .50-1.25 Pigeons: 2 Ducks: 4 Bunnies: 1-3.50 Rabbits: 8-13 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA November 3, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1260-1520# 122126.50; Ch 2-3 1175-1465# 120-124; Sel 2-3 11501320# 112-118. Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1260-1610# 103-110; Ch 2-3 1390-1620# 94-99; Sel 2-3 1135-1325# 86-92. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 7276.50, hi dress 78.50-83; Breakers 75-80% lean 6872, hi dress 73-76; Boners 80-85% lean 65-68, hi dress 68-71.50; Lean 88-90% lean 60-63, hi dress 63-66.50, lo dress 55-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9351395# 88-92; lo dress 9401625# 82-86; hi dress 9301385# 98-106. Graded Bull Calves: Hols. No. 1 110-128# 122-130; 94-108# 135-139; 86-92# 60-80; No. 106-128# 120127; 94-104# 135-143; 8092# 55; No. 3 100-130# 65100; 90-98# 50-65; 72-88#

NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA November 7, 2011 Slaughter Lambs: Non-traditional markets: Wooled & Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 227-235; 60-80# 202-224; 80-90# 192-207; 90-110# 179-194; 110-130# 181196; Wooled & Shorn Ch 23 40-60# 179-193; 60-80# 165-183; 90-110# 165-176. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 82-97; 160200# 76-88; WF 120-160# 83-98; 160-200# 79-94; Hair Sheep 120-160# 80-94; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 6681; 160-200# 60-68; WF 120-160# 74-89; 160-200# 69-84. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 95-126; 60-80# 118145; 80-90# 136-149; 90100# 156-164; Sel 2 30-40# 74-89; 50-60# 86-101; 7080# 100-114; Sel 3 30-40# 40-53; 40-60# 48-70; 60-80# 62-84. Slaughter Nannies/Does: Sel 1 80-130# 112-126; 130-180# 116-131; Sel 2 80-130# 100-114; Sel 3 5080# 69-84; 80-130# 76-91. Slaughter Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 145-160; 150-200# 173-180; Sel 2 100-150# 119-134. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to last week corn sold steady to .05 higher, wheat sold steady to .05 lower, barley sold steady to .05 higher, Oats sold .05-.10 lower & Soybeans sold steady. EarCorn sold steady to 2 higher. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.96-7.46, Avg 7.21, Contracts 6.01-6.03; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.876.86, Avg 6.32, Contracts 6.01-6.50; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-5.90, Avg 5.51, Contracts 4.75, Oats No. 2 Range 4.25-5, Avg 4.58; Soybeans No 2 Range 11.43-11.58, Avg 11.51, Contracts 11.52-11.58; EarCorn Range 200-208, Avg 204.

Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.85-7.40, Avg 7.06; Wheat 6.65; Barley No. 3 Range 4.75-5, Avg 4.87; Oats No. 2 Range 4.30; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.2511.80, Avg 11.31; EarCorn Range 195. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7-7.30, Avg 7.09; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.80-6.70, Avg 6.16; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-5.30, Avg 4.95; Oats No. 2 Range 34.25, Avg 3.62; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.31-11.65, Avg 11.48; EarCorn Range 195. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 7.10-7.44, Avg 7.29; Wheat No. 2 Range 7.15; Barley No. 3 Range 4.95; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.40-11.92, Avg 11.59; Gr. Sorghum Range 5.95. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.757.50, Avg 7.15, Mo. Ago 6.68, Yr Ago 5.77; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.95, Avg 6.51, Mo Ago 5.95, Yr Ago 6.56; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6, Avg 5.10, Mo Ago 4.89, Yr Ago 3.17; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5, Avg 4.11, Mo Ago 4.03, Yr Ago 2.61; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-11.80, Avg 11.46, Mo Ago 11.05, Yr Ago 11.58; EarCorn Range 180-210; Avg 199.50, Mo Ago 190.50, Yr Ago 135. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.21-7, Avg 6.56; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.77; Oats No. 2 3.75-4.75, Avg 4.10; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.46. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary November 4, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 123-127; Ch 1-3 117123; Sel 1-2 111-117; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 103-110; Ch 2-3 97-103; Sel 1-2 9196.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 117.50-122.50; Ch 13 113-118.50; Sel 1-2 105111. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 65.50-71.50; Boners 80-85% lean 63-68; Lean 85-90% lean 55.50-61. Slaughter Bulls: lo dress 69-75, Avg dress 79-88; hi dress 89-106. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 118-132; 500-700# 109-125; M&L 2 300-500# 102-122; 500-700# 80-90. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 110-125; 500700# 99-112.50; M&L 2 300-500# 95-107; 500-700# 93-105. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 125-137; 500-700# 102-120; M&L 2 300-500# 100-115; 500-700# 89-105. Vealers: Util 60-120# 10-60. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 120-160; No. 2 95-125# 90-130; No. 3 80-

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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 120# 50-100; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 150-200; No. 2 80-105# 60-120. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 70-74; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6769. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5657; 500-700# 59-61. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 30-39# 99-137; 40-49# 79-90; 50-59# 90-100; 6069# 91-100; 70-79# 75-90; US 2 30-39# 40-70; 40-49# 65-86; 50-59# 89; 60-69# 59-88. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 227242; 60-80# 226-241; 80110# 218-237; 110-150#

183-226; Ch 1-3 40-60# 210-227; 60-80# 191-220; 80-110# 172-205; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 106-120; 160200# 88-102; Util 1-2 120160# 85-100. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 125-155; 60-80# 155-193; 80-100# 180-219; Sel 2 40-60# 94-132; 6080# 139-152; Sel 3 40-60# 65-90; 60-80# 78-86; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 145-160; 130-180# 165-180; Sel 2 80-130# 122-137; Sel 3 5080# 89-104; 80-130# 110125; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 210-225; 150-250# 230245; Sel 2 100-150# 170185.

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. Compared to last week hay and straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Alfalfa 175-250; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160-300; Timothy 150-200; Straw 100-160 clean; Mulch 60-80. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 172 lds Hay, 27 Straw. Alfalfa 195-300; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 145-500; Timothy 180-360; Grass

Hay 160-400; Straw 150230. Diffenbach Auct, N. Holland: October 31, 61 lds Hay, 12 lds Straw. Alfalfa 250-290; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 155-500; Timothy 180-360; Grass 190-400; Straw 175-230. Green Dragon, Ephrata: November 4, 31 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Alfalfa 240-290; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 145-330; Timothy 247-310; Grass Hay 170-265; Straw 162215. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: November 3, 19 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 150270; Straw 150-185. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: November 2, 61 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa 195300; Alfalfa/Grass Mix 185370; Timothy 197-355; Grass 160-315; Straw 180215. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 89 Loads Hay, 18 Straw. Alfalfa 200-275; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 100530; Timothy 270-300; Grass 190-335; Straw 137.50-305. Belleville Auct, Belleville: November 2, 16 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa 275; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 182-345.

Dewart Auction, Dewart: October 31, 15 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 100-398; Straw 280. Greencastle Livestock: October 31 & November 3, 9 lds Hay, 4 lds Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 130-170; Straw 137.50-142.50. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: November 5, 12 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 230; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 200530; Timothy 230-280; Grass Hay 260-320; Straw 165-250 clean. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: November 1, 17 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa 200; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120330; Timothy 290-300; Grass 250-335; Straw 180240. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: October 29 & November 1, 20 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 110258; Grass 190-220; Straw 160-178 clean. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: November 4, 12 lds Hay, 1 ld Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 140185; Straw 170. VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA November 7, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch &

Pr 3-4 1185-1520# 127-130; Ch 2-3 1190-1495# 122.50127; Sel 2-3 1195-1445# 114-121.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1460# 111; Ch 2-3 1460-1590# 99.50-105. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1175-1340# 122.50126; Ch 2-3 1010-1380# 116.50-122. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 67-70.50, hi dress 71.75-73; Boners 8085% lean 60-66.50; Lean 85-90% lean 55.50-61, hi dress 61-64, lo dress 4852.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 120-157; 85-90# 50-60; No. 2 100-120# 85120; No. 3 80-125# 40-70; Util 65-115# 20-50. * Next Feeder Cattle Sale Nov. 11. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA November 3, 2011 Loads: 30 Orchard Grass: 3 lds, 155270 Grass: 4 lds, 105-235 Straw: 5 lds, 150-185 Oats: 1 ld, 3.50/bu. Firewood: 5 lds, 50-135 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 135. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA No report

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(110) TOP DAIRY CATTLE SALE (110) FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 2011 11:00 A.M. Directions: Sale to be held at Jack Wood's Sale Barn, located on Taylor Valley Rd., Cincinnatus, NY - 2 mi. north of Cincinnatus, just off of NYS Rte. 26. Watch for auction arrows. HELLMAN'S FARM: Selling their complete free stall milking herd of (110) Head. This is a top young dairy, with over 50 yrs. of farming. Closed herd. Low SCC-150,000. Regular herd health program. Shots are all up to date. Cows are currently averaging 70 lbs. There is a lot of milk in this herd, with over (90) fresh cows in August, September, October, & November. Years of AI breeding, sires include: Dotson, River, Champ, Paxton, Contact, Palermo and others. (40) 1st calf heifers and (40) 2nd calf heifers in the dairy. Cattle are in good condition, and show dairy with great udders. If you need milk, it's in this dairy. The Hellman's have done a great job with there cattle, with many years of milk awards.

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Profit Weekly editor Dave Natzke reported in Friday’s DairyLine that the action comes more than three years after those organizations filed a lawsuit against a 2008 regulation covering milk and dairy products labeled as rbST -or bovine growth hormone-free. A lower court initially upheld Ohio’s labeling requirements but a three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of IDFA and OTA in 2010. The organizations

claimed the labeling rule requirements violated dairy processors’ First Amendment rights and consumers’ rights to know regarding food production. Proponents of the rule said the labels implied product quality or safety differences which did not exist. I have often read about and even written about the gap between “city slickers” and “country folk” but that gap was greatly evidenced to me this week as I visited a local nursery in town

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Sunday November 20, 2011 11:00 AM A SUPER AUCTION OF ALL TYPES OF NEW HOME IMPROVEMENT ITEMS & LOTS OF NEW ITEMS Including: (35) Complete New Kitchen Sets; Granite Countertops; HUGE Qty. Hardwood (Finished & Unfinished), Lots of Laminate Flooring; Porcelain & Ceramic Tile; Carpet; Carpet Pad; Fancy Center Ent. Doors; Int. & Ext. Doors; Vanities; Plywood & Sheet Material; Dimensional Lumber; Moulding; Cross Country Trailer; SPECIAL: New Consignment Of Over (200) FANCY EXTERIOR DOORS AND WINDOWS FROM PELLA; PLUS: Qty. Name Brand Tools; Etc.; Removal Within 2 Hrs. Of End Of Auction. Terms: 13% Buyers Premium, 3% Waived For Payment In Cash Or Good Check. Payment In Full Day Of Auction. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Licensed Real Estate Brokers In NY, NJ & PA Whitney Point, N.Y. 13862 607-692-4540 / 1-800-MANASSE www.manasseauctions.com

Friday, December 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM Cato, New York Auction Address: 3144 Dalton Rd., Cato Watch Next Week's Country Folks for Full Listing Having sold the cows, selling line of late model equipment. PARTIAL LISTING: Dennison Farms: JD 946 MoCo w/flails (2010); Claas 750 twin double rake; Taarup 8064 6-Star tedder; JD 3970 51/2' hay head, 2 row corn head; 4 H&S hay wagons on JD rims; JD 716A silage wagon, tandem gear; NH 575 baler w/hydraulics & acid applicator, like new; 30' hay & grain elevator; Superb SA250 continuous flow grain dryer currently in use; Knight 8114 slinger spreader; lots of barn equipment: fans, carts, new WIC bedding chopper, 11hp (2010), etc. Denn-E-Dale Farms LLC: John Blue 5100 NH3 16 row applicator, 560 gal. tank; JD Model 158 loader w/bucket; Bobs Eq. 6 row bean windrower, model 630; 6 row 30' bean puller; JD 1065 running gear; JD 953 running gear; Vermeer RP 78 rocker picker; Glencoe SS7400 Soil Saver, 11 shank; Vermeer 840 Disc Pro w/rolls (nice); Westfield 8051 grain auger (like new)

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that was selling dead corn stalks for $4.95 each! Sure hope they were “organic.” Now if city slickers can be convinced to buy water in a bottle and dead corn stalks, there just has to be a way for the dairy industry can get them to consume more milk and dairy products. PT Barnum said “There’s a sucker born every minute” or words to that effect. We just have to find a way to satisfy the sucker, I mean the slicker.

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At the auction facilities 3856 Reed Road Savannah, NY 13146 just off Rte. 89 - 6 miles north of Savannah, 6 miles south of Wolcott, NY FOR OUR NOVEMBER AUCTION: 1 a group of 6-8 fresh 1st and 2nd calf Holstein Dairy cows 2 a group of 15 good Holstein bred heifers 2 a group of 12 Holstein milk cows from an overstocked dairyman 3 a group of open heifers from an overstocked dairyman A Short list due to the early Veterans Day holiday deadlines Plus our usual consignments of fresh cows, 1st calf heifers, bred heifers, open heifers, and service bulls. We marketed 155 head at our October auction with a good demand for milking cattle and springers.

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Bull-related fatalities and injuries by James Carrabba, The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health — NYCAMH A recent agricultural injury surveillance project conducted by the Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program has identified 287 cases of bull attacks on people or property during the years 1987 to 2008. Of these 287 cases, 261 were attacks on people, 14 were vehicle collisions caused by escaped bulls (three of these were fatalities), and 12 were bull attacks on property (stationary vehicles, homes, and a shed). Of the 261 attacks on people, 149 (57 percent) re-

sulted in fatalities. The age range of the victims was from three to 91 years old, with the average age being 56 years. Bulls are only two percent of the total cattle population but are the number one cause of fatalities among people who handle livestock. Also, given the relatively low hours of exposure to bulls, they may actually pose a greater risk of injury or death than other types of more widely recognized farm hazards, such as tractors and machinery, where exposure time is greater. The authors of this project noted that historically, dairy bulls seem to be the most aggressive type of bull and have contributed to most of

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off guard by the bull’s behavior, such as in incidents involving bulls that were raised from birth and handled on a daily basis. Many experts believe that bulls under two years of age are the least likely to be aggressive towards people. After the age of two, bulls are much more likely to challenge people and to assert dominance. It is very important to be able to read a bull’s body language. Bulls may exhibit certain behaviors that are threat displays. These postures and stances include: • A broadside stance with the bull’s head down and the hair on its back standing up. • Direct threat stance, where the bull stands head-on with its head lowered, shoulders hunched and neck curved toward the object of its aggression. • Bulls may show a display of aggression by pawing the ground with its forefeet plus rubbing

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Discuss vaccine choices with your herd veterinarian to help ensure complete protection Not all vaccines are created equal, and the myriad of choices can be confusing. Your veterinarian is the best resource to help you sort through product information and make sciencebased vaccine recommendations to provide complete protection for your

herd. If your cattle aren’t fully protected against respiratory and reproductive diseases, your herd’s health, productivity and profitability could be at risk. “Vaccines need to be carefully assessed and chosen to ensure your dairy operation isn’t in danger of a dis-

ease outbreak,” says Greg Edwards, DVM, Cattle Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health. “The investment you make in selecting the right disease prevention products also can help reduce the significant costs and labor associated with disease treatment.”

Dr. Edwards suggests sitting down with your veterinarian to evaluate vaccines based on eight areas of product differentiation and pick vaccines that best fit your management needs and vaccination program goals.

Safety from B10 when the bull is mature. • Dairy bulls should be housed in strong, secure facilities. Escape routes and man-passes should

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• Do not enter a bull pen unless the bull is restrained. The safest facilities are designed so that handlers can care for the

bull without having to be in the pen with it. • Never work alone with a bull. • Avoid sudden or

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Factors B13 slowly while watching him. • Carry a cane, stick or other large object that will make you appear larger to the bull. • Any bull that acts threatening or attacks a person should be immediately culled for slaughter purposes. They should not be sold at general auctions where they could end up in other herds and potentially injure the new owner or handler. Agitated bulls are likely to attack again, so first responders to a bull attack need to be wary. Rescuers will use large equipment or vehicles as a barrier between the victim and the bull. Bulls can jump over power-take-off (PTO) shafts and wagon tongues, so be cautious if using this combination of equipment as a barrier. In a few documented cases, emergency responders reported bulls being very possessive of the injured victim preventing them from approaching. In a few of these situations, the bull stood over the victim and had to be euthanized in order for the rescuers to reach the victim and administer aid. In one case, a bull dragged the deceased victim by the belt away from the rescuers. It is clear that mature bulls are unpredictable and, if they are handled improperly, can be deadly. Information used in this article comes from Bull-Related Incidents: Their Prevalence and Nature, Sheldon, Deboy, Field, Albright, Journal of Agromedicine, 14:357369, 2009. For more information on bull safety, or any other farm safety topic, please contact us. NYCAMH continues to offer on-farm safety surveys and on-farm safety trainings, available in English and Spanish, at no cost to the farm. If you are interested in this service call 800-343-7527, or e-mail jcarrabba@nycamh.com A program of Bassett Healthcare Network, NYCAMH is enhancing agricultural and rural health by preventing and treating occupational injury and illness.

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Eight factors for confident vaccine selection


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1. Label indications and levels of protection: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants label claims based on demonstrated efficacy for each disease organism in the vaccine. These levels of protection include: Prevention of Infection, Prevention of Disease, Aids in Disease Prevention, Aids in Disease Control and Other Claims. 2. Duration of immunity: Duration of immunity (DOI) is the minimum amount of time you can expect a vaccine to help protect your cattle, based on manufac-

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turer efficacy and disease challenge studies. A vaccine’s DOI should help protect during the critical risk period for disease risk. Your veterinarian can help schedule revaccination protocols according to your vaccines’ DOI. 3. Immune response time: Some types of vaccines stimulate protective immunity more rapidly than others. For example, intranasal vaccines can help provide a quick immune response. 4. Modified-live virus vs. killed virus vaccines: Modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines contain live organisms that can undergo limited replication within the body. MLV vaccines can have benefits including rapid immune response, comprehensive immune response and duration of immunity, and few postvaccination reactions. 5. Route of administration: Follow the route of administration indicated on the label to help achieve the expected efficacy of the vaccine. Your vaccine choice and preferred route of administration may depend on your management capabilities, and training your employees on administration may be necessary. 6. Safe for use in pregnant cows and calves nursing cows: Choose vaccines that are safe for

use during pregnancy to help bolster immunity of the cow and enhance colostrum quality. Having flexibility to revaccinate cows during gestation provides protection against viral shedding and supports herd immunity. 7. Convenience: Vaccines come in a variety of combinations that can be tailored to fit your disease challenges and management needs. Your veterinarian can help you identify disease risks based on herd history or geographic challenges. When choosing combination vaccines, remember that DOI and levels of protection may be different for each antigen in the vaccine. 8. Cost-effectiveness: Profitability on the operation is important, and cost-effectiveness is always a factor in product selection. Work with your veterinarian to discuss factors that impact a cost-effective vaccine, including management time and labor for administration, vaccine combinations, levels of protection, duration of immunity, cost of a potential disease outbreak, and price. Partner with your veterinarian to select vaccines that provide complete protection for your cattle and optimal results for your operation.

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CLUB CAR XRT1550SE - 2 ROW SEAT, DIESEL .$11,375 KAWASAKI 610 MULE - EXCELLENT COND. 200 HRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,575 PLOWS MF 3 X 16” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $975 JD 1250 - 3 X 16”, NEW POINTS AND SHIMS . . . . .$850 MF 4 X 14”, COULTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,495 FORD 140 - 4X16”, HYDRAULIC SHIFT, NEW POINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,675 JD 145 - 4 X 16” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,275 MF 880 - 4 X 18”, COULTERS, AUTO RESET . . . .$2,500 WILRICH - 7 X 18”, ON LAND, COULTERS, AS IS .$3,975 CULTIVATORS WESCO - 4 ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,875 FORD 460 - 4 ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,975 WHITE 230 - 25’ WIDTH, HYDRAULIC LIFT AND FOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,275 DRAGS KNOWLES 20’, HYDRAULIC FOLD, MANUAL LIFT, C-TINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,875 FORD 8’ 3PT HITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $875 CULTIPACKER BRILLION - 12’ WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,250 BRILLION - 12’ WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,275 BRILLION - 12’ WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,875 SEEDERS PLANTERS DRILLS NEW IDEA 101 - 12', LIME OR FERT., SEEDER . . $1,275 SUNFLOWER 9412-12 - 12’ NO TILL DRILL NEW DISC OPENERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,675 MANURE SPREADERS NEW IDEA 3718 - 180 BU., END GATE . . . . . . . . .$4,775 NEW HOLLAND 155 - 220 BU., END GATE . . . . . .$6,575 KNIGHT 8114 - 300 BU., 1400 GALLONS . . . . . . .$9,875 NEW HOLLAND 3110 - 375 BU., 1800 GALLONS .$7,275 KNIGHT 8118 - 400 BU., 1800 GALLONS . . . . . .$17,975 KNIGHT 8124 - 500 BU., 2400 GALLONS . . . . . .$19,275 NEW HOLLAND 3106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,975 NH 130 - 145 BU., END GATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,875

MOWER CONDITIONERS NEW IDEA CUTDITIONER - 7’, AS IS . . . . . . . . . . . .$575 NH H6740 - 7’10 DISC MOWER, 3PT HITCH . . . . $7,975 NH 489 - 9’ WIDTH, ROLL CONDITIONING, HAYBINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,275 NH 492 - 9’ WIDTH, ROLL CONDITIONING, HAYBINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,995 KUHN FC300 - 9’ WIDTH, FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,975 JD 530 MOCO - 9.9’, FINGER CONDITIONING . .$17,475 JD 730 MOCO - 9.9’, FINGER CONDTIONING . . .$16,775 NH 1412 - 10’4”, FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . .$12,275 GEHL DC2412 - 12’, ROLL CONDITIONING . . . . . .$9,275 KUHN FC4000 - 13’, ROLL CONDITIONING . . . .$21,975 NH 1432 - 13’, FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . . . .$20,975 SQUARE BALERS HOELSCHER 1000 10 BALE ACCUMULATOR . . . .$6,975 NH 310 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,875 NH 316 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,875 CASEIH SBX540 - CHUTE ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,500 NH BB940A - PACKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL FOR $ JD366 - HYD TONGUE, W/ EJECTOR . . . . . . . . . .$8,775 NH 326 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,875 ROUND BALERS NH 638 - 4X4, TWINE ONLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,575 NH BR7050 - 4X4, TWINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,775 NH BR7060 - 4X4, TWINE & NET . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,775 MIXERS SCHULER 125BF - 125 CU FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,875 KEENAN 140 - 500 CU FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,500 LUCKNOW 300 - 300 CU FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,250 KNIGHT 3030 - 300 CU FT, AS IS . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,975 KNIGHT 3042 - 420 CU FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,975 NH 354 - GRINDER MIXER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,975 FORAGE BLOWERS NH 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,875 NH 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,775 CASE 600 - 60” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,575 NH 28- 60” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,875

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MISC UEBLER 810 FEEDCARTS (4) - 30 BU . . . . . . . . .$3,995 AUTOMATIC 1200-4 - EAR CORN MILL W/ BLOWER . . . . . $9,275 NH 816-818 - SELF UNLOADING WAGON, 12 TON GEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,575 NEW IDEA 177 - HAY & GRAIN ELEVATOR 50’, PTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,975 KVERNELAND KD8244 - 3PT BALE PROCESSOR $6,275 BRIM SSL MOUNTED ARM MOWER - 10’ ARM 39” HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,975 KID 7-16 - BALE PROCESSOR, 3PT HITCH . . . . . .$3,975 GREAT BEND LOADER - FITS FORD 4000 SERIES $3,675 WOODS 1020 LOADER - FITS FORD 5000-7600 . .$4,975 BUSH HOG 862H BACKHOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,275

BUFFALO HENEKE 745 - ROLLER MILL W/ BLOWER ATTACHMENT, 45” ROLLERS. RENTAL UNIT. . . . . $14,500

MY D HAND D GRAIN AUGER - 41’ LONG, ELECTRIC PTO, EXCELLENT CONDITION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,475

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TEDDERS PEQUEA TT4000 - 17’ WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . .$5,775 KUHN GF5001TH - 17’ WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . .$5,275 KUHN GF7501 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,375 SITREX 5200-H - 17’ WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . .$5,275 NH 162 - 17’ WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,575 UTILITY VEHICLES LANDPRIDE - 4WD, 20 HP HONDA, DUMP BOX . .$8,475 CLUB CAR XRT1550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,575

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COMPACT TRACTORS FORD 1210 - 2WD, 13 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,875 FORD 1320 - 17 HP, 4WD, LOADER . . . . . . . . . .$10,775 CASE IH 245 - 18 HP, 2WD 72” PLOW, AS IS . . . .$3,975 FORD 1510 - 19 HP, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,875 KUBOTA 3130GST - 25 HP, SOFT CAB, 4WD . . .$16,275 FORD 1710 - 26 HP, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,995 NH TC33D - 33 HP, LOADER 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,775 NH TC34DA - 28 HP, 4WD, LOADER, CAB . . . . . .$25,975 NH TC34DA - 28 HP, 4WD, LOADER . . . . . . . . . .$19,975 NH 3045 - 35 HP, CAB, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . . . .$31,975 NH T1520 - 35 HP, 4WD, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . .$15,975 NH BOOMER 3045 - 45 HP, 4WD, CAB, HST, LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$31,975 AC 5015 - 18 HP, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,975


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

Bedding

Load Size

110 Cu. Yd. Trailer Loads

Ground Unground

$125.00 $115.00/Ton

“Specializing in Dairy Bedding” e Oak Farm Bedding, LLC W h it 508 White Oak Rd. New Holland, PA 17557 Wendell • (717) 989-4153 Wesley • (717) 587-7192

KD FIBER BEDDING Mixed with Fiber

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315-729-1499

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Bedding

Bedding

Bedding

USA Gypsum Bedding

Barn Equipment

Reduce your bedding costs! And Improve Soil Naturally!

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

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

Bedding

$165.00/Ton

Works Great in Both Freestall & Tiestall Barns

KILN DRIED SAWDUST

Barn Equipment

Bedding

Bedding

BEDDING SAND for COW STALLS

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

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

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

ph 814-793-3721 ph 888-348-1747 ph 518-993-3892 ph 315-531-9497 ph 888-336-7878 ph 585-243-9597 ph 717-734-3145 ph 717-532-7845 ph 330-897-6492 ph 570-649-6765 ph 570-898-1967 ph 717-365-3804 ph 419-342-2942

KILN DRIED BULK BEDDING Delivered all of NY & New England or you pick up at mill.

Seward Valley 518-234-4052 WOOD SHAVINGS: Compressed bags, kiln dried, sold by tractor trailer loads. Call SAVE! 1-800-688-1187

Beef Cattle 3 YEAR OLD Angus bull from grass fed herd, 1/4 Devon, moderate frame, heavy muscle, easy calving, $1,400. 860435-2089 ANGUS BALDIES HEREFORD heifers bred to Angus calving ease bulls. 607-8634422 Chenango County,NY LOWLINE ANGUS calves for sale, PUREBRED Bulls & Heifers. Call 315-497-0095 REG. BLACK ANGUS Bull born 3/2/09, good temperament, used to tiestall, $1,500. 607-334-5502 NICE Beef Cattle raised on pasture and hay: Black white faced cows and calves; Large gray white faced cows and calves; Also some heifers. Call 607-588-7717 REG. ANGUS BULLS Embryo Yearlings out of Final Answer, $2,000; show heifer and market steer prospects. 802-3766729, 518-436-1050


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Building Materials/Supplies

SEMEN COLLECTED ON YOUR BULL At Your Farm or At Our Stud in Verona, NY

All Semen Processed at Our Lab Under Strict Regulations Electronic Seal of Straws (no powder plug)

#1-40YR painted steel, galvanized & galvalume, also #2 available w/all trim & accessories. Complete Building Packages. Before you buy call Mohawk Metal Sales, 315-853-ROOF(7663)

40 Years Experience

Dependa-Bull Services

315-829-2250 WANTED: Quality grain finished beef cattle. Now booking for December. 518-2310239

Cars, Trucks, Trailers

Building Materials/Supplies

Midlakes Metal Sales

www.JOESFARMERSPLACE.com Time to Start Thinking of

“THE DEER MAN” Winner of State & National Awards for His Products

        

Jerky* Polish Kielbasa Polish Kielbasa w/Cheese Ring Bologna* Ring Bologna w/Cheese* Summer Sausage* Hot Sticks* Hot Sticks w/Cheese* Pepperoni*

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

$26,500 518-221-4103 3 orr 518-673-0104

Custom Butchering

Custom Services

LARRY’S CUSTOM MEATS

MOORE’S CUSTOM FIELD WORK: Fall tillage, planting, bush hogging, corn stubble. Spring tillage and planting. Otsego County area. 607643-1551 Cory

• All Processing Available • Smoking Done on Premises

3528 St. Hwy. 205 Hartwick, NY 13348 (607) 293-7927

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

(Direct Shipments - Wholesale, Retail)

• Polebarn Packages - Any Size up to 80x600

Custom Services

~ Quick Turn-Around, We Ship Anywhere ~ Located in the Heart of the Fingerlakes Cow Mats

Cow Mats

Custom Butchering

Custom Butchering

2845 Rte 364 Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-0944

Empire Rib

PBR pannel

Standing Seam

Buildings For Sale

Buildings For Sale

Double O Builders LLC

Dairy Cattle 100 WELL-GROWN freestall trained Holstein heifers due December & January. Had all shots. 315-269-6600 30-50 HOLSTEIN COWS on DHI, low SCC, tiestall on pasture, not pushed. 315-8682438

• Gluelam Poles, Lumber, Trusses

Metal roofing available cut to your length 18 + colors painted • Galvalume • Galvanized aluminum • #1 & #2, material in stock.

Winners

607-847-8234 - Somewhere Downtown South Edmeston

24 ga, 26 ga, 28 ga, 29 ga, Plus Aluminum

t direc Buy ave! s And

Pepperoni Sticks* Pepperoni w/Cheese* Boneless Smoked Legs Hot Sausage* Sweet Italian* * 2004 Breakfast* International Ground Gold Medal Hot Dogs*

Always Booking Hogs & Beef WE BUY DEER HIDES

• Metal Roofing and Siding in Many Colors

607-869-9483

       

Our own custom blended spices used in all of our own award-winning products.

Cars, Trucks, Trailers

Building Materials/Supplies

Custom Butchering

Joe “The Deer Man” Will Process Your “BONELESS” Deer Meat Into Any of His Famous “Award Winning” Products...

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

1998 INTERNATIONAL TOWMASTER on 4700 air ride chassis with DT466, 275hp engine, 6 spd. Allison auto. trans., good paint w/perfect interior & air seats. Nearly new Michelin tires & brakes, 25,000 lb. 5th wheel hitch. Ready to take you on your next trip. 518-993-2618 Fort Plain,NY

Custom Butchering

R A R E & FA S T ‘06 Caddy CTS-V

Buildings For Sale

WANTED: Steers 200# & up. 570-561-8488 2 ANGUS BULL Calves For Sale. 1-7 months old, 1-5 months old. 607-263-9743, 607-434-7874.

Cars, Trucks, Trailers

New York Custom Processing, LLC Rt. 8, Bridgewater, NY

Now Open & Booking Animals

518-673-1073 or 518-774-7288 • Dairy Facilities • Machinery Sheds • Pole Barns • Free Stall Barns • Tie Stall Barns • Garages • Gravity Flow Manure Systems • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas

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

Call today and join our family of satisfied customers!!

315-204-4089 or 315-204-4084

No Lines ~ No Waiting

Call For Appointment

Custom Services

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

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

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Equipment

USED COWS WANTED

1,000 GAL. MUELLER BULK TANK for sale. 315-729-4769

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

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

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

Bose Quality Dairy Sales

Tom 845-482-4380 • Sonny 845-482-4166

ATTENTION FARMERS

WA N T E D

Down - Disabled & Fresh Dead Cows For Rendering - Courteous Service

315-793-0043

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

1-800-777-2088

AMERICAN RENDERING CO. BINGHAMTON, NY

 WANTED 

HEIFERS

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

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

WANTED

Down, Disabled & Fresh Dead Cows for Rendering

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

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

WANTED: 200-1,000 head Top Quality Young Holstein Cows & Bred Heifers for new dairy. No Dealers Please. Call 570-363-2831 6am-9pm

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

3 FRESH HOLSTEIN Heifers; 1 Red and White Holstein due Dec.; 9 Due January; 7 Shortbred Heifers. Charlie Reed, Carlisle. 518-234-4559

518-791-2876

FOR SALE: Nitrogen tank and Semen. Durham, Lanslide (R&W), Lynch Lawnboy, High Metro and many more. 74 Straws total. Call 315-7673830.

REGISTERED Black and White Holstein service bull, 2 years old, sired by Primer Red, $1,000. 315-677-4013. REGISTERED holstein bulls of service age. Contact Barb at Will-O-Crest Farms 585455-2763

Call Jeffrey at Agri-Fab & Repair, Inc. dba AFR Electrical Service

@ 585-584-9210

‘01 FX58 NH forage harvester with new ‘09 cutter head, ‘05 6-row rotary corn head, ‘09 12’ hay head, all for $99,000. 570-966-9893 18 bale grabber set up with quarter turn, set up for fork lift operation, approx. 3 1/2 years old. $5,000. 315-945-2259

FOR SALE

1000 Gal. Fuel Tank Clean, Like New Will Deliver in New York State

WANTED

REG. HOLSTEINS, 27,000lb. herd average, 100,000SCC, 108BAA, 1 to 10, $1,900. Call Greg 518-284-2991

Electrical

www.cattlesourcellc.com

Herd Expansions

315-269-6600

BLUE HEELER’S: Farm raised, out of working parents. Shots, wormed, vet checked, $250.00. 607-359-3921

Farm Equipment

Dairy Cattle

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal

Dogs

Providing Complete Grain/Dairy Facility Installations, Facility Power Distribution & Lighting, Motor Control Centers, Automation & Troubleshooting, and New Services & Upgrades.

315-375-8459

All Size Heifers

CJM Farm Equipment 802-895-4159

Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101

Heifers & Herds

518-497-6246 Dairy Equipment

Farm Equipment

You can’t afford downtime! Use Dual-Cut Rolls For Peak Performance

Y QUALIT EED T N GUARA

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

Let our 35 years of electrical experience go to work for you.

PINE TREE RENDERING Route 37, Brier Hill, NY

USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT

- WANTED -

ATTENTION FARMERS Operating 6 Days~Monday thru Saturday

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

Farm Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Questions? Call us. PH#

FA L L B A R GA I N S AC 8018 4WD, not pretty but runs OK! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,750 NH 8160 4WD, ROPS, Canopy, 100 HP, LH Reverser, Frt Tires 70%, Rear Tires New . . . . . . . . . . .Was $25,000 NOW $22,000 JD 2750 4WD w/Cab, 7200 Hrs., Good Tires, Nice Looking Tractor w/JD 240 Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,500 JD 2155 2WD w/New Woods 720 Loader, 6 Ft. Bkt, 2 Remotes, Canopy, Nice Unit! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 ‘06 Landini PowerFarm 105 4WD w/New Alo Q30 Loader, ROPS, 2 Hyd., Warranty, 99 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,000 Ford TW25 Series 2, 4WD, Runs Good, Good Tires, but has Water in Oil! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,500 IH 1086 w/Cab, 4600 Hrs., Great Buy! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,750 New 2011 McCormick X10-55 4WD Tractor w/Cab, AC, 55 HP, Special Cash Deal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000 Landini PowerFarm 105 2WD, Cab, 99 HP, Very Low Hours, w/Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000 MF 383 2WD, 200 Original Hours, Looks New . . . . . . . .$20,000 Claas 62 Round Baler, 4x5, Good Condition Includes 2nd Baler for Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500

USED PARTS FOR ALL MAKES OF TRACTORS Check our web site for more good deals! MACFADDEN & SONS INC. 1457 Hwy. Rt. 20 • Sharon Springs, NY 13459

518-284-2090 or www.macfaddens.com

HARVEST TIME IS HERE IH P& W

HITE

COMBINES & HEADS

JD 4650 MFD, new PS . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 Case IH 9170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,500 CIH 4366 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,900 IH 3588 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,250 IH 966 Fender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 1066 Black Stripe, new engine, exc. cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 IH 1066 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 1066 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH 1066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,900 IH 806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,900 IH 656 weak hydro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 424 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 656 diesel, RBT eng . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500

LOWS

& PARTS

FD 4100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 Kilbros 350 gravity wagon . . . . . . . . .$2,200 JD Combines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call JD 9510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$69,900 JD 915 flex head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call JD 843 corn head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,900 JD 8300 drill w/seeder . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,750 Case 8430 Round baler . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Elwood 4WD unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 Loaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH & White plows 3x-10x . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH 100# Front End wgts.. . . . . . . . . . . .$105 1st Choice GS520-4 tedder . . . . . . . .$4,500 Chisels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call

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MABIES OEM PARTS Massey Challenger Allis White Krone Perkins Hesston Gleaner

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

1200 GEHL chopper, no head, set up to grind high moisture corn at the silo; 980 Gehl silage wagon w/roof & 12 ton tandem running gear, excellent cond. Both always stored inside. 607-279-5810

CIH 1640 COMBINE w/15’ flex head, recently serviced by Monroe tractor, $16,000 OBO. See at Monroe Tractor in Auburn,NY. 607-793-0085

1995 JOHN DEERE 850C dozer, semi U-blade, single lever steer w/salt tracks, $32,500 OBO. 315-536-3807 1998 CASE IH 2366 4x4 combine, 1966 sep.hrs., yield & moisture. Priced reduced from $86,900 to $84,500. 3.9%fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

315-687-7891 315-510-2400

MABIE BROS., INC. CIH CX90 w/Loader, 90HP Eng., 74 PTO, 16x8 Trans.

1998 INTERNATIONAL TOWMASTER on 4700 air ride chassis with DT466, 275hp engine, 6 spd. Allison auto. trans., good paint w/perfect interior & air seats. Nearly new Michelin tires & brakes, 25,000 lb. 5th wheel hitch. Ready to take you on your next trip. 518-993-2618 Fort Plain,NY

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315-687-7891 JD 7930 C/A MFD, 260 Hrs., 46” Duals, P.Q. w/LH Rev, Same As New!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $139,500 JD 7410 C/A MFD, 20 Speed, P.Q. w/LH Rev., w/ JD 741 SL Loader, Bale Spear Only, Only 1670 Hrs., Very Nice Outfit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,900 JD 6115-D C/A MFD, Hyd. Rev., 1500 Hrs., Great Price At . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,500 JD 2555 & 2550 Both Nice. . . . . . . . . . . $12,700 & $10,500 JD 4020 w/ 148 Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,250 JD 720 wide ft., 3ph., remotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,800 Some 8000 Series Deere’s Coming In! CALL! 2010 Case IH 275 C/A MFD, 50” R. Duals, 38” Ft. Duals, 3 PTO’s, Loaded Luxury Cab, Only 200 Hrs. Absolutley Like New! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159,500 Case IH 7150 C/A MFD, 20x42’s, Wts, Very Nice w/4800 Hrs., This is One of the Real Good Ones! . . . . . . $59,900 Case IH 125 Maximum C/A MFD, Only 500 Hrs. Same As New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,500 JD 9510 Combine w/ 643 Corn Head in the Field Here Now! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,500 Killbros 385 Gravity Wagons w/Side Boards on 12 Ton Gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,800 New & Used Westfield Augers In Stock, CALL! www.andrewsfarm.com

ANDREWS FARM EQ., INC. Conneautville, PA 16406

814-587-2450 or 814-573-3344

F2 Gleaner, w/ grain head, 90 hp, 2,098 engine hours, 1,262 separator hours, only harvested 1,200 acres of corn, rest was oats and wheat. Stored inside every winter, many new parts. $9,000. 585-315-1094 FLOATATION TIRES: 744400-32 JD rims, 13¼” BC, 11” pilot, offset 18” & 19”, tread depth 2½”, $4,000 OBO. 585-721-0515 FOR SALE: 3-PRONG bale spear, fits JD 245 loader. Excellent condition, paint not worn off yet. 315-858-0369 please leave message.

75CM SCHULER Mixer Wagon w/scales, $2,500 OBO; 6300 Pronovost tuber w/tubes, $8,000 OBO. 518758-1855 or 518-256-1740 BRILLION 26’ X-Fold packer, nice, $9,200; 4 Kilbros gravity bins w/gears. 315-536-3807

BUYING MACHINES DEAD OR ALIVE

Smiley’s Equipment 518-634-2310

IH 966 Hydrostatic w/IH 2350 loader, $13,500; IH 1256 turbo w/cab, 18.4x38 radials, $10,500; Hesston 7155 chopper, $3,500; Richardson 700 dump wagon, $8,000; 1981 Chevy C60 w/silage dump body, $5,000; old JD rake, $500; Int. 400 gas tractor, $2,000; Harsh 290 mixer wagon, no scales, $1,500. 607-286-9362

2010 EDGE high-flow snowblower, used one season, 36”H 86”W, chute hydraulically controlled, $8,900. 518872-1386

3-TRUCKLOADS of CornHeads & Grain-Heads just arrived. Huge inventory, late models. Save $1,000 Off. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-9193322

Hesston 4x4 & cab, $7,500; White 4x4 w/cab, 135hp, nice, $12,500; Int. 4x4, $10,500; JD tractor & ldr, compact, $10,500; JD 4630, nice, $12,500; David Brown, $3,500; new dump trailer, $5,000; 9 ton trailer, $1,500; Baler, $2,000; Round Baler $1,500; Corn Picker, $1,500; Corn & Flail Choppers, $1,200 up; Brush Hogs, Discs, Harrows, Plows & more. Excavator, $12,500; Case 450 Dozer, $8,500; JD 350C Dozer, $11,500; White 4x4 ldrhoe, $9,500; Case ldrhoe, $6,000; IH dsl dump truck, $2,500; 99 Ford pickup, $2,000; 08 Dodge 4x4 pickup, $16,500.

IH 843, 4 ROW CORN HEAD, good shape, $3,000 OBO. 315-271-1005

2004 NH TL-100A, 52LC selfleveling loader, 850hrs., 4WD, full cab, very clean, $39,500. 518-872-1386

3 ALLIS CHALMERS 5050 tractors, MFD w/new rims & tires, Allis loader, around 4000 hrs., 12 speed transmission, $9,200; (2) 2WD 8 speeds, 1720 hrs. & 2030 hrs., $6,000 each. 315-672-5674 evenings.

MF 362 4WD, 55 PTO HP, 900 Hrs. w/Loader

C O M B I N E & T R AC TO R PARTS: Save 40-60%. New parts store. Zeisloft Farm Equip., Bloomsburg,PA. We ship! 570-437-3440

Farm Machinery For Sale

2 BOTTOM OLIVER PLOWS. mechanical lift, double disc, 6’, both in good shape. 315963-3586 before 7pm FOR SALE: Cat Grader Model 12 with Pony engine, $7,000 or best offer. 518-993-2708 FORD PLOWS, 5 bottom 18” auto reset, model 151, hydraulic sidehill hitch, $1,800. 518-791-7825 FORDSON SUPER MAJOR, same as Ford 5000, excellent condition, EXCEPT seized engine, $1,700. 315-672-5674 evenings.

CIH 1083 8 row corn head, straight tin, very good cond., $8,500 OBO. 585-721-4728

GLEANER K COMBINE, 2WD w/12’ grain head, 3 row wide corn head, $3,000/OBO. 315-689-9330

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale JOHN DEERE TRACTOR PARTS

Many New Parts in Stock RECENT MODELS IN FOR SALVAGE:

• 5215 burnt • E3020 • 4430 qd, cab • 6420 burnt • 5400 4WD burnt • E4020 •3010 •2630 •L4020 PS •2010

We Rebuild Your Hydraulic Pumps, SCV Valves, Steering Valves, etc. All Units are Bench Tested Many Used Tractor Parts Already Dismantled CALL FOR YOUR NEEDS

NELSON PARTS 800-730-4020 315-536-3737

Kennedy Tractor (315) 964-1161 Williamstown, NY “We Deliver” Protech 15’ Angle Blade for backhoe $1,675; Used 3Pt Snowblowers 4’ $1,295; 7’ & 7 1/2’ starting at $975; New 3Pt 5’ Snowblowers: complete $1,890 & $1,990; New 7’ (QA or Ldr) snowpushers $1,425 ea.; Farmi Winches: new/used; PTO Generators: 50/25KW on trailer $2,750 & 70/30KW $2,450; Ford NH 4630 Heated Factory Cab 1800 hrs, 55-60HP Dsl, dual outlets, super clean inside & out $11,500; 4x4 Ford 2120 w/Ford 7109 Ldr 35-40HP Dsl, 1300 hrs $8,950; 4x4 NH TC45D w/Adj. ROPS & NH 16LA Ldr 40-45HP Dsl, 1500 hrs, hydro, outlets, rabbit/turtle $14,500; Ford 540 w/Ford Ldr & Heated Cab 50HP Dsl, PS 3pt live PTO $4,950; 4x4 Ford 545D / Cab/Ldr 1000 hrs, 65HP Dsl $12,900; Int 574 w/Int Ldr, 52HP exc. tires, runner & tin, wheel wts., outlets $4,950; MF 85 w/Ldr, 60HP, New Rear Rubber; 4x4 Kubota L3410 Full Cab/Heat 30HP Dsl, “Ag” rubber, hydro $7,950; Lots More Tractors & Machinery In Stock

IH DISGUSTED??? With your shifting? Now is the time to fix. Put a good tractor back to work. 800-808-7885, 402-374-2202 JD 7000 corn planter, liquid, 8x30, single disc fertilizer openers, excellent, $10,300; IH 5100 soybean special drill, 18x7, double disc openers, press wheels, markers, $3,850; JD 8300 drill, double disc openers, $2,200; IH 620 press drill, 12’, double disc, press wheels, markers, seeder, $2,200; Mike Franklin 607749-3424 JOHN DEERE 6400 MFWD, dual hydraulics, open station, rebuilt trans, 540/1000 PTO, good condition, $14,500. 315536-3807 JOHN DEERE 693 corn head, contour shafts, good poly, 2 year old chains & sprockets, field ready, $12,000. 315-2920404 JOHN DEERE 730, diesel, fenders & 3pt., very good condition, 315-536-3807

KICKER BALE WAGONS $2,350; 8 & 10 Ton Running Gears, $1,325-$1,500; 20’ Bale Carriers, $2,750. Horst’s Welding, 585-526-5954 KILBROS 350 gravity wagon, like new, $3,500; Little Giant gravity wagon, $1,500; Keenan 115 mixer, $5,000; 1969 Chevy dump truck, $1,500. 315-3648596, 315-246-1032 LARGE SELECTION OF FARM TRACTORS available. Call for great pricing. BUYING good tractors too! Located just below LJ HANDS Farm Center, 518-922-6301

JOHN DEERE BALER PARTS. Winter discounts for baler repairs. New hay equipment. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705

LARGEST SELECTION of Combines on East Coast. One year motor & transmission warranty. 3.7%fin. Zeisloft Farm Eq., Bloomsburg,PA 800-919-3322

JUST ARRIVED: 1996 J.D. 9500 sidehill RWA, late model. These 4x4’s are hard to find. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322

MASSEY FERGUSON 65 diesel tractor, $3,500; John Deere 336 baler without ejector, $2,200; New Holland 1003 bale wagon, $2,500. 315-2196025

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Farm Machinery For Sale

RECENT TRADES

U59139

Maine To North Carolina Need to defer 2011 taxes? Through Partnership and Custom Work We can out compete any of the largest of the Mid-West’s Crop Farms Your neighbor will leave his mower in the shed! Wet Fields? Make land tile application a part of your crop rotation. Compare our front PTO tractors speed, options and prices @

PleasantCreekHay.com New Skid Loader Attachments, Buckets, Pallet Forks, Manure Forks, Round Bale Grabbers, Bale Spears, Feed Pushers, Adapter Plates, Skid Steer Hitch

H&S 270 Spreader $7,000 702603

NH 8N Boomer, 10 Hrs, Special Price

PEOPLE WILL PAY TO HUNT on your land. Earn top $$$ for hunting rights. Call for a FREE quote and info packet toll free 1-866-309-1507 or request at www.BaseCampLeasing.com

SAVE 40-60% on NEW aftermarket combine & tractor parts. Huge selection. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 570-437-3440

Farm Machinery Wanted

WANTED

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

814-793-4293 Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

2011 CROP high moisture corn delivered to your farm. Also dry corn, whole or ground. 585-732-1953

ATTENTION

Buying Flood Damaged

Shelled Corn With Mold or Sprout Damage

315-729-0918

WANTED

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

315-531-8672

GT RB500 Dryer $11,500

MACK ENTERPRISES Randolph, NY

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

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

814-793-4293

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Charles McCarthy Farm Machinery

702194

Sunflower 13’ Cushion Gang Disc, Very Nice

TRACTORS • FARM MACHINERY • UTILITY TRAILERS

BUY ~ SELL ~ TRADE PH: 570-869-1551 Cell: 607-759-4646 4698 ST. RT. 3004

$8,900

To place a Classified Ad

NH 520 manure spreader w/hydraulic endgate, used one year. Call 315-822-6055 leave message

RECONDITIONED 4-6-8R 7000 and 7200 planters. Also, one and two row sweetcorn, vegetable, pumpkin planters w/JD Max-Emerge. FrameMount no-till coulters. Custom b u i l d p l a n t e r s . Pe q u e a Planter, 717-442-4406

MARTIN’S WELDING

1-800-836-2888

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Rissler Bale Cart $6,850 LOOK UP AND ORDER YOUR PARTS ONLINE THRU OUR WEB SITE: www.whitesfarmsupply.com 4154 State Rt. 31, Canastota (315) 697-2214 (800) 633-4443 962 State Rt. 12, Waterville (315) 841-4181 (800) 859-4483 8207 State Rt. 26, Lowville (315) 376-0300 www.whitesfarmsupply.com

570-833-5214 MESHOPPEN, PA 18630

Combine Salvage

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

TRANSPORT HAY ELEVATORS 1 1/2” square tubing, 14 gauge 24’ - 48’ Includes Motor & Wheels Other sizes available Call for prices.

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

MILO MFG. • PENN YAN, NY ©2007 CNH America LLC. All rights reserved. Case IH is a registered trademark of CNH America LLC. CNH Capital is a trademark of CNH America LLC. www.caseih.com

315-536-8578


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

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Grain Roasting On Your Far m

Soybeans • Corn Barley • Wheat

Fencing ELECTRIC FENCE CONTROLLER REPAIRS. Factory authorized warranty center for Zereba, ParMak, many others. No charge for estimates. Quick turn-around time. Send or bring to our shop, any make, any model. 518-284-2180

Fencing

Fencing

Generators

Improve Your Farm Efficiency

ALL TYPES OF FENCES

Custom Roasting and Cooling Your Soybeans,Corn, etc. At Your Farm or Mill Serving All of NY State

WEILER’S GRAIN ROASTING

(315) 549-7081

LOCUST POSTS, POLES, Split Rails, 6x6’s, 4x4’s. Other hardwood & softwood boards and planks, custom cut. Also lots, land cleared, woodlots wanted. 518-883-8284

Fencing

Fencing

E FARM FENCE & SUPPLY EMPIR “Miles of Quality Start Here”

• High Tensile • Split Rail • Misc. Types of Fence • Energizers • Fencing Supplies

4097 Rt. 34B, Union Springs, NY 13160 RUSTIN WILSON

(315) 364-5240

FALL DISCOUNTS NOW

Cyclops Energizers

Heavy Duty Galvanized Gates

Made in USA

BOARD • VINYL • WOVEN WIRE • HI TENSILE Serving The Northeast

E&A Fence LLC 518-993-5177

771 St. Hwy 163, Fort Plain, NY Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

AG LIME

SCHAFER LIQUID FISH FERTILIZER, 100% Organic OMRI listed. For pricing call WIGFIELD FARMS, Clyde, NY 14433, 315-727-3910

HI-MAG

3 0 To n M i n i mu m Spreader & Spreading Available Large Quantity Discount ALSO BEDDING SAND & CHICKEN MANURE

Call T J Allen 315-845-6777 315-868-2438

2033 Brothertown Rd., Deansboro, NY 13328 Phone: (315) 841-4910 Fax: (315) 841-4649 Hrs.: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm; Fall/Winter Sat. BY APPT. ONLY

DRY POULTRY MANURE. Analysis available. Delivery or pick up. 845-482-5464

• Treated Posts • Horse Stalls • Bale Feeders • Horse Mats • Gates • Energizers • Waterers • Electrobraid • Cattle Handling Equip. • And Much More!

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

(315)) 549-82266 Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

HI-MAG LIME

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“Monday just isn’t Monday without your Country Folks!”

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

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New Lime Hi - Cal

Spreader By Float

Delivered by the Truckload Also BEDDING

SAND

for Horse Arenas or Cattle FOB McConnellsville, NY

888-339-2900 ext. 10 Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture

SPREADING SERVICE LLC

Delivery Available

Supplier of Organic Feed and Fertilizer

Country Folks

ROY’S

WE SELL:

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Call Us Today For Your Subscription To:

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www.williamsfarmfence.com

Romulus, NY 14541

PTO Units in Stock 25 & 40 KW. Portable & Standby •Shipping Available•

GREENVILLE SAW SERVICE, INC. 518-966-4346 FAX 518-966-4647

315-534-8948

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

GENERAC SERVICE CENTER

Quali Guara ty nteed

Waterville Grain Roasting Oneida Co., NY

GENERATORS

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

cell#

607-434-1024

Roy Van Warner

607-432-7476 Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

“BUYERS OF GRAIN” “Call for Market Information and Bids” 518-272-7212 or 800-833-3636 Clayton Charles - Ext. 131 - Corn • John Maloy - Ext. 102 - Soybeans Matt White - Ext. 115 - Oats

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS 315-923-9118

Clyde, NY

WE SPECIALIZE IN • Sukup Grain Bins • Dryers • Grain Legs • Custom Mill Righting

• Hopper Feed Bins • Transport Augers • Crane Service • Dryer Service

Hay - Straw Wanted Giorgi Mushroom Company, located in Berks County now buying the following materials:

HAY CORN STOVER STRAW All bale sizes and types, including ROUND BALES, accepted. Spot Buys or Long Term Contracts Small or Large Quantities Quick Payment Contacts: Kevin Eickhoff 610-926-8811 ext. 5216 keickhoff@giorgimush.com Allen Hollenbach 610-926-5753 ahollenbach@giorgimush.com Michele Fisher 610-926-8811 ext. 5189 mfisher@giorgimush.com

WANTED

Hay & Straw - All Types Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Hay - Straw For Sale

NEW AND USED Grain Dryers: GT, MC, GSI. Call anytime toll free 1-877-422-0927

H AY

Hay - Straw For Sale

Wet and Dry

Farmer to Farmer

Round & Square Bales

STANTON BROTHERS

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut Hay Also Square Bales of

10 Ton Minimum Limited Availability

STRAW

518-768-2344

519-482-5365

1st & 2nd cutting alfalfa timothy & grass, small squares & large square bales, also round bales. Stored inside. Get your order in early before hay shortage due to Western drought & Northern rains. 518-929-3480, 518-329-1321

HAYLAGE BALES & dry round bales. 700 bales baleage, 400 bales dry hay. Mulch/bedding round bales available. Albany,NY area. James Frueh, 518-436-1050

1st CUT ROUND BALES dry hay, 1st & 2nd cut baleage. Delivered in 40 bale loads. Nice feed. 315-737-0820

CALL STEVE

LARGE QUANTITY of good quality small square bales. Zip zode 13339. Call 516-4296409

4’x5”-1000# round silage bales, mixed grass, first and second cutting. Schaghticoke, NY 518-796-2344 450 4x4 ROUND BALES, 800# mixed 1st, 2nd, 3rd cutting, $35-$40/bale negotiable. 518-758-1855, 518-256-1740 60 BALES of Barley and Rye Straw, $3.50 each. Schenectady,NY area. 518-864-5741

WANTED

HAY & STRAW

Trailer Load Lots Janowski Bros. 315-829-3794 315-829-3771 WANTED: 1st & 2nd cut big & small squares. 315-363-9105

Heating CENTRAL BOILER EClassic OUTDOOR FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call North Creek Heat 315-8663698

1st CUT SMALL SQUARES, $3.00/bale; 2nd cut square, $4.00/bale. 1st cut round, $30.00/bale; 2nd cut round, $40.00/bale. Accessible to tractor trailers. Mike Quinn, Middlebury,VT 802-388-7828 1st CUTTING DRY Round Bales; also 2nd cutting baleage. Delivery available. 315-794-8375

We Pick Up & Pay Cell 717-222-2304 Buyers & Sellers

LOT’S OF GOOD HAY: 1st & 2nd cutting. 518-284-2180

ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

Quality Alfalfa Grass Mix Lg. Sq. - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

519-529-1141

Hay - Straw Wanted

BALEAGE for sale, 54”x84” 3rd cutting grass and clover mix. Call 315-497-0095

ALWAYS WANTED

HAYLAGE; Big square bales hay first & second cutting; Big square bales straw. 716-6284470 or 716-433-7235

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cuttings Also Small Square Mulch

TIMOTHY MIXED HAY ALFALFA MIXED HAY Call 4M FARMS 315-684-7570 • 315-559-3378

Central Boiler E-Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Buy NOW and save up to $1500! The next generation of cleaner wood furnaces has arrived. 97% Efficient. Call Today Border Drive Heating/Royal Stoves 570537-2447 CENTRAL BOILER E-Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call today Halloran Farm 845-482-5208.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Sales Positions Available Full-time. Must have valid NYS driver’s license. Good communication skills, computer literate. The position will be selling advertisements to businesses in the Oneida County (Utica) area. Previous sales experience is a plus.

Help Wanted

ASSISTANT HERDSPERSON Needed on Progressive 450 Cow Registered Dairy Self-Motivated with Supervisory Skills

CO-VALE HOLSTEINS

315-729-3220

Send resumé to: Lee Publications, Inc. Attn: John Snyder P.O. Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428 or email to: jsnyder@leepub.com

www.leepub.com Help Wanted

ROBERT H. FINKE & SONS INC.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We are currently seeking a full time parts associate with at least 2 yrs. part counter sales experience in the heavy construction industry. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Job Title: Parts Counter Person Company: Robert H. Finke & Sons, Inc. Location: Selkirk, New York Industry: Construction Equipment Position Details & Responsibilities: This is an excellent opportunity to join the Finke Equipment team. This position will be responsible for performing the duties required by a professional in a fast paced heavy construction dealership. Qualifications: Computer skills are required with knowledge of MS, Excel. At least 2 years of parts counter experience or equivalent. A valid driver license. Strong self-motivational skill set.

Send or email your resumes to: Robert H. Finke & Sons PO Box 127 Selkirk, NY 12158 browe@finkeequipment.com


1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Dairy Apprentice Apprentice sought for a 42 cow grass based Jersey operation. We currently bottle our own milk. A full scale creamery will be operating by Jan. of 2012 processing our milk into butter, cream, yogurt and cheese by our award winning cheese maker John Miller. Appleton Farms a 1000-acre farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts, is owned by The Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit land conservation organization. The farm supports hayfields, woods, wetlands, and a Community Supported Agriculture produce operation. The farm is conveniently located near several towns, beautiful beaches, and the commuter rail to Boston. Responsibilities include milking, feeding, cleaning and management of the dairy facilities, assisting with herd health, caring for 100-200 laying hens, and other farm related tasks as needed. Compensation: Includes stipend and a private room with shared living 3 miles from the farm. Position available: Nov. 1, 2011 and will last 10-12 months. To apply, contact Matt Lombard, Livestock Manager at 978-356-5728 or by e-mail at mlombard@ttor.org

Agronomy Educator Rensselaer County, Troy, NY Agronomy and agriculture education in Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County. Integration of field crop management, crop production, protection, harvesting, and storage enhancing the overall profitability and sustainability of the field crops industry. Demonstrate willingness to collaborate with other staff in a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach. Applicants should have interest and expertise in conducting industry-based research in cooperation with commercial growers. Collaboration in development and delivery of educational programs with other members of the educational team. Applications accepted until position filled: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobdetail.ftl?la ng=en&job=16305 for application details. Qualifications Masters Degree in agriculture, agronomy, soil science, field crops or related field required. Experience relevant to the role of the position required. Bachelor’s Degree position available directly through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, contact David Hawley, Executive Director, dhh10@cornell.edu

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS It’s easy and economical to add a picture to your ad!

For Information Call

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

WANTED: Ag Service Tech

Cazenovia Equipment Company, a premier John Deere Dealer is looking for experienced service technicians to join our team in any of our eleven locations in New York.

3yr. old Spotted Draft/ Percheron cross, solid color, currently under saddle, all shots and coggins current. $2,500. If interested in meeting this handsome horse call 518-872-2005

Logging Equipment 1990 648D grapple skidder, single arch, runs excellent, good condition, power shift, chains on rear, asking $18,000. 607-849-6013

The right candidate has strong mechanical skills, understands the performance of farm equipment and implements applications. The job requires computer knowledge and good communication skills. John Deere equipment repair knowledge and experience is a plus. Technicians have access to state-of-the-art computer diagnostic information, John Deere education programs, as well as performance incentive programs. Cazenovia Equipment offers competitive compensation package, 401K retirement program, employee discount, personal leave days many group employee benefits.

Consider one ($1,500) or both ($3,000) of these spotted draft yearlings. Handled daily, currently walk/trot in hand and good for farrier. NASDHA registered Sire and Dams on site. Contact for more pictures or call for an appointment to spend some time with these sweet horses.

BAILLIE LUMBER CO. buys all species of hardwood veneer logs, sawlogs and standing timber year round. IMMEDIATE LOCAL PAYMENT AND TRUCKING AVAILABLE. Please call for an updated price and spec sheet today! Smyrna Sawmill 607-627-6547. Mark Mowrey 315-796-6644; Phil Day 315436-2766; Jonathan DeSantis 315-882-8174; Sean Karn 315-436-3588. Boonville Sawmill 315-942-5284. Dave Prezyna 315-436-5329; Paul Snider 315-827-4062 (home) or 315-436-0949 (cell); Tom King 315-436-0936; Lukas Myers 315-263-6909.

FOR SALE: Repossessed single-wide and double-wide homes, discount prices, covering New York State and surrounding states, delivery and setup available. 315-771-6217

Parts

518-872-2005 Insurance

Lumber & Wood Products

Mobile Homes

Insurance

Apply now...

Badger Farm Parts, Wic, Miller, Miraco, Ideal & Honda Parts.

Lowville Sport & Farm Equipment

Call 315-376-3329

Fax Resume to (315) 655-8433 Email Resume: jobs@cazequip.com

www.cazenoviaequipment.com

NEW, USED & RECONDITIONED

T R A C T O R / M A C H I N E RY Operator Wanted. Must be reliable, dependable & knowledgeable. St. Johnsville,NY area. 518-568-2643

PARTS FOR CONSTRUCTION & AGRICULTURE Case-JD-IHC Crawlers Case-JD-Ford-IHC TLB’s Case-JD-Wheel Loaders Skid Loader Parts SPECIAL: MultiKey Construction Sets $45

Horse Equipment

GOODRICH TRACTOR PARTS

85 Bushel Lancaster Manure Spreader

Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

607-642-3293

Ground Drive, Brand New $ 3,200 Delivery Available

315-963-3586 BEFORE 7:00 PM

THREE SETS of draft size bob sleighs with approximately 5’6”x14’ beds. All in excellent conditions. Erin C.Lundy 315-493-1051

Help Wanted

Alltech is currently looking for a Territory Sales Representative with a strong dairy background for Pennsylvania. Alltech sales people are highly motivated professionals who provide a natural link between marketing, research and the customer. Alltech ranks among the top 10 animal health companies in the world. The company has experienced consistent growth since it was founded in 1980. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Alltech has a presence in over 110 countries with distributors around the world. Today it employs 2,600 people and growth continues at a rate of 20 percent.

Keyy responsibilitiess include: Regularly visit our industry partners (feed companies, consulting nutritionists, veterinarians, producers, government agencies, etc) across the territory to manage existing relationships while cultivating new relationships Drive sales by identifying customer needs and finding solutions Attend industry events and tradeshows to showcase Alltech in a positive, professional manner

Thee ideall candidatee should d have: A strong technical background: BSc, MSc or higher Strong verbal and written communication skills Interest and experience in the animal health or nutrition industries Self-motivated and proactive A valid driver’s license E-mail resumé and cover letter to: mgast@alltech.com

CLOSING G DATE:: JAN.. 1,, 2012

Horses

Alltech h | Pennsylvania 1860 0 Charterr Lane,, Suitee 203 Lancaster,, PA A 17601 Fax:: 717-393-9774 4 • mgast@allltech.com

Horses TEAM of 7 & 8 year old black Percheron 17 hand geldings, Team of old style black 10 year old Percheron mares 16-3 hands and just under 2000 lbs. each. Both teams are well broke. Also, 15-3 hand 6 year old black Percheron gelding and 17 hand plus, spotted draft gelding. Both are broke to harness and saddle. Erin C. Lundy 315-493-1051

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23044 - Oneidaa Countyy Dairyy Farm 140 acres, 80+ acres tillable well drained very productive soils right behind the barn, flat to gently rolling fields. An additional 86 acres tillable close by available to rent. Nice remodeled 2 story dairy barn with 86 stalls. Tunnel ventilation. Nice barn to work in. Attached 74 stall free stall barn w/large bedding pack and pens for calves. Barn has a manure pit for 3 month storage. 2 large machinery buildings. Good 2 story 5 bdrm home and 2 bdrm mobile home for hired help. This is a good turn-key operation. Owners are retiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $450,000 23088 - Oneidaa Countyy - 2588 acree dairyy farm, 80 acres tillable, good well drained flat ground all in hay. Balance woods and pasture. Nice 56 stall 2 story dairy barn, enclosed manure room, 2" pipeline milking system. Big mangers, high ceilings, nice barn to work in. Good 2 story remodeled 6 bdrm, 3 bth, new kitchen and bths; a very well maintained home. 3 out buildings for machinery storage and young stock. Year round trout stream. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Would make a nice farm to milk a small dairy or would be excellent for beef or horses. Lots of additional land to rent for little or nothing. Nice area to live, hiking, skiing, and snow mobile trails close by. Farm is priced to sell, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askiingg $429,0000 That'ss $16622 perr acree withh goodd buildings 22977 - Exceptionall Homee andd Buildings.. 87 acre Gentleman's Farm located in Western, NY. Located mins from beautiful Lake Erie. 20 acres in field and

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pasture, balance woods. Some timber, lots of firewood, and awesome hunting. Very nice 2 story 36x70 barn. A very nice 40x80 machinery building with 16ft high ceilings, power and water, a multi-use building. Remodeled 2 story 3 bedroom home. Drilled well, good water, and lots of it. Nice setting, fairly quiet road. This farm would make a nice farm to raise a few beef, or horses. Very nice woods for trails to ride, lots of deer and turkey. Would make a nice farm to raise a family or retire too. Close to schools and shopping. 30 mins to Lake Erie and public boat launch. Great Fishing and Boating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ownerss aree askingg $300,0000 forr thiss veryy nicee well-keptt farm . . . . . .O 22799 - Madisonn Countyy Gentleman'ss Farm. Close to Brookfield, NY and renowned horse riding trail system. 18 acres of land mostly in fields and pasture. 2 story dairy barn with 46 tie stalls. Good 40x60 machinery building. Additional 2 story barn with side addition for young stock and machinery storage. Fairly new 24x36 2 car garage with room for lawn mowers 4 wheelers and snow mobiles. Good 2 story remodeled farm house new roof windows siding furnace. Drilled well lots of good water. This farm would make a nice little horse or beef farm. Close to the Brookfield trail system. Mins to schools, shopping, and ag related businesses. Priced to sell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $140,000.. Thiss iss a greatt buyy onn a nicee littlee farm m 22655 - Goodd Buy!! 220 acres, 20 acres open mostly pasture, balance woods. Phenomenal deer and turkey hunting. Large beaver pond, ducks and geese. Good 2 story dairy barn with power and water. Easy to get to from I81. Priced to sell . . .Askingg $200,0000 Ownerr willl considerr financingg forr qualifiedd buyerr 22899 - Oneidaa Countyy Lan nd. Located on a quiet road. 87+/- acres, mostly wooded. 1300ft road frontage. Easy to get to from Rt 90 Thruway. Great 4wheeling and snow mobiling, close by trail system, awesome deer and turkey hunting. Nice place for hunting camp, weekend getaway, or year round residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $120,000 Gass Potentiall - Nearr Cortland,, NY. 138 acres 60 acres open pasture and tillable land, balance woods. Road frontage on 2 quiet roads. Close to the beautiful Finger Lakes, I81. Gas rights included. This is a great investment property would also make a nice place to build and live. Raise horses or beef. Ithaca, Cortland, Syracuse, with shopping. schools, hospitals, all close by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $250,000

Beautiful Vintage home in need of total restoration. Being sold in "As Is" condition. Create a mini farm on this 22 level acres of hay and cornfield within the village. City water available. Victorian carriage garage with great detailing overlooks West Canada Creek.

Manheim - 42 Acres - $135,000 Barn on about 42 acres with apartment built into barn. Includes the business of Zook’s storage shed, lawn furniture and food goods, but does not include the inventory. Excellent main roadbusiness site.

Norway - 69 Acres - $199,900 Wonderful small farm with pasture, barn, hayfields and updated farmhouse in perfect setting on quiet road. Ideal for beef or gentleman's farm. Second floor of house is apartment but could be converted back to single family. Excellent setting for wildlife, hunting, 4 wheeling, and snowmobiling. New septic installed.

Manheim - 83 Acres - $440,000 Vintage brick farmhouse fully restored with beautiful floors and trim, keeping the original look, yet with a modern kitchen and baths.The main house has 3200 sq ft including 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. There is a 1 bedroom, 1800 sq ft apartment with a huge great room, amazing fireplace and wonderful views. Could be used as a 2 family or in law apartment. Set on 83 magnificent acres of useable farmland this property is ideal for horses or a small sustainable farming operation. There is an old barn and two modern steel barns. The Morton pole barn, 40X80 has water and electricity. Part of a larger parcel, taxes to be determined.

Oppenheim - 96.5 Acres - $149,900 Old 4 Bedroom farmhouse set on 96.5 wonderful acres of land. House is being sold “As Is”

Champion - 190 Acres - $365,000

Nice small dairy farm on a quiet country road with plenty of land. Could be organic, 100 acres tillable, 50 acres wood and 30 acres pasture. 32 tie stall barn in excellent condition, new roof and all milking equipment stays. Older solid 6 bedroom house with updates. First time offered for sale in over 100 years, don’t miss out!

Johnstown - 80 Acres - $265,000 Nicely remodeled old farmhouse on beautiful land, including hayfields, pasture and woods. Ideal horse farm with fenced areas, barn with three stalls and hay storage. Additional building has fenced dog run. Access to snowmobile trails. Located on dead end road, this is the perfect retreat!

Minden - 81.6 Acres - $299,900 Superb Horse Farm - 36x96 Morton Building with 8 gorgeous stalls. Plus old dairy barn, turn out sheds, equipment shed, pond, all fenced. Remarkable post and beam passive solar design on home with very open floor plan. Spectacular private setting at end of road. Any offer subject to court and bank approval.

Oppenheim - 37.1 Acres - $110,000 Beautiful old multi-level barn would make an excellent home. A drilled well, 2 septics and electricity already on the property. 37.1 acres of nice farmland, great hayfields, beautiful and magnificent distant views all makes a perfect spot for a retreat.


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322 CASTLE RD. Hunters beware!! Great lot with hardwood, close to snowmobile and ATV trails. Other acreage and home for sale! 40.8 acres located in the town of Fairfield. Huge camp with garage and storage sheds available as well for only $200,000 plus acreage!

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113 W MAIN ST. A very nice family home in a nice residential neighborhood. This home offers 4 bedrooms and a bath upstairs, dining room, large living room, family room, bath and laundry room downstairs. It has some hardwood floors, a great front porch for those warm summer nights and a 17' by 34' in-ground pool! Within walking distance of the downtown area and near the Little League fields. A must see, priced to sell! $89,000

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Salisbury 932 JERSEYFIELD RD. Enjoy this beautiful cabin year round. This newly built home in 2007 comes with all the furnishings and features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Never pay high electric bills again, cabin is wired to generator for all power and vent free gas. Brand new gas refrigerator, stove, woodstove with stainless steel liner system, and fully insulated. Price is dropped drastically to sell so don't let this great counCall Heidi Mouyos @ 315-717-7269 try property pass you by. $99,900 Fortt Plain n 203 HEISER RD. A beautiful ranch home in country setting, offers 2 or 3 bedrooms, large master bedroom, loft, large bathroom w/jacuzzi tub, large living room w/propane fireplace, large kitchen, and an open floor plan. Only 8 years old, this home has a lot of natural woodwork and natural light. $169,000 Call Bob Snell @ 518-321-9897

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Previously known as Pine Ridge Ski Area. This magnificent 3 bedroom and 1 bath log cabin is located on 200 picturesque acres. Spacious land features open cross country and snowmobile trails that run throughout property. Many more features to be seen. OWNER FINANCING TO QUALIFIED BUYER! $495,000

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Ilion 505 ELIZABETHTOWN RD. Spectacular brand new custom built home on 10 scenic acres of land. This 3 bedroom and 2 1/2 bath home is a must see. Living room has natural wood cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and beautiful wood floors throughout. Large eat in kitchen with new appliances and master bathroom features a jacuzzi tub. Additional features include attached 2 stall garage, barn with tack room and running water, and full walkout basement. Private driveway off quiet country road welcomes you to your new dream home. $247,000

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www.demereerealty.com • demeree@ntcnet.com #1 - UNIQUE PROPERTY with much potential & lovely views of the valley - 400 rolling acres, some lg. fields, nice woods & pasture land - Restored & elegant Victorian home - 11 lg. rooms with victorian period decor is a step back in time - 130 yrs. old & in VG condition - 4 Bdrms., lg. LR, DR, Fam. rm. - nice library & 3.5 baths - lg. bay windows upstairs & downstairs - attached 2 car garage - patio area - also carriage house in entrance to 120x36 ft. dairy barn - 72x25 ft. mach. shed & attractive tree lined entrance to property - A MUST SEE FOR BUYERS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY . . . . . . .$898,000 #16 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC - 175 ACRES NEAR LITTLE FALLS WITH ACREAGE ON BOTH SIDES OF ROUTE 5S - 90 acres tillable the rest woods and a pond - has great views of the Mohawk Valley. It is located one mile from the AMISH SALE BARN THAT HAS AN AUCTION AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $350,000 #20 - Well-kept country property w/12.7 A. - 8 rm., 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths, brick ranch home in VG condition - 2 rec. rooms in basement - also central air - 30x36 ft. unattached garage & lg. paved driveway - tall pole barn is 54x96 ft. w/20x20 ft. heated, insulated office & half bath - 2 wells, spring & creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$249,000 #71 - Hobby farm with 8.2 A in nice quiet location - 2 story post & beam 7 rm. home mostly remodeled - attached garage - also 40x80 ft. pole barn with 36x60 ft. addition & water irrigation pond for veg. gardens is stocked w/bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$130,000 #266 - Nice hobby farm w/35 acres - 10 tillable, 22 pasture & 2 woods - good 6 rm., 3 bdrm. home w/new roof & vinyl siding has oil hot air heat & full cellar - also 64x36 ft. 2 story barn w/high ceilings, new electric service & good upstairs storage area - year around creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$160,000 REDUCED TO $150,000 C-40 - Hobby/dairy farm on 70 A. of gravel soil, 40 A. pasture, 30 A. woods - 52 tie stalls, 3 lg. pens, 2” pipeline, 5 units, 800 gal. tank, tunnel ventilation, mow conveyor, 2 Patz barn cleaners, 8 ton grain bin, 16x40 & 16x60 silos w/unloaders, tiled mangers, concrete barnyard, 50x80 pole barn & outbuildings all w/concrete floors, water & electric - nice 7 room, 3BR, 1 bath home - new outside wood furnace, inside oil furnace, drilled wells & spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $260,000 C-67- 3.75A Adirondack Park Waterfront Property, one quarter acre developed with year round camp, remainder wooded undeveloped area, located on motorless Lake Edward. The pleasant one-story house is fully furnished with three rooms, one full bath, full cellar, new forced air furnace and new chimney, enclosed porch, tiled well, line phone, and septic. All in a private setting at the end of a dirt road. Great investment property. A nice waterfront location at a modest price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $199,000

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2000 Freightliner FL112 Cab & Chassis Cat C10, automatic transmission, 15’ of HD frame behind the cab, 120k miles, auto lube system, 13k front axle, 46k rears. $30,900

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2000 Terex TA27 Off-road Haul Truck 4181 hrs, good rubber, Work ready $39,900 Also 2000 TA25 in Stock

Please check our Web site @ www.caledoniadiesel.com 1 (2) 1985 FREUHAUF 8000 GALLON ALUMINUM TANKS, on buds, new pump and book kit field spread or nurse. Very sharp!

2003 New Holland LW230B 5 CY Wheel Loader, cab w/ heat and A/C, JRB coupler w/ bucket & forks, 26.5 tires, 5325 hours. $74,500

9000 GALLON HEIL TANKER, New Pump and Swing Boom, With 8 inch Piping Will unload in 4-5 Minutes! Excellent Brakes, Tires and Suspension

1974 International IH 2010 18 foot body, 66 sides, air brake, DT 466 runs excellent $9,000 OBO

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2001 Kenworth W900 Daycab Cummins 500hp, 10 speed, 210” wheelbase, 24.5 tires, polished aluminum wheels, good rubber. $31,900

2002 Mack CH613 Day Cab 460hp, 18 speed, 14,600# front axle, 46k rears, double frame, good rubber, 527k miles. $27,900

John Deere 9500 4WD, 30.5x32’s at 90%, Straw Spreader, 3794 Sep. Hours. $25,500

2007 Case 621D Wheel Loader, 3045 hrs, GP bucket, JRB coupler, good rubber, cab with heat. $73,950

40-43 ft. Aluminum Grain Hopper Trailers in stock and arriving weekly. Prices Starting at $22,500

MAY 7 - DEC 17 Cooperstown Farmers Market 101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown, NY. 9 am - 2 pm. Fresh local produce, meat, cheeses, herbs, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, flowers, crafts and much more. On Internet at www.otsego2000.org/ farmersmarket SEP. 12 - DEC. 12 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program 9 am - 3 pm. Regular attendance at the weekly training sessions is required. Training sites may vary, however, transportation will be provided. The fee for this comprehensive training is $250/person and covers the costs of the training, materials and resources. Contact Donna Peterson, 518-3929576 ext. 103 or e-mail dmp234@cornell.edu. NOV 11-18 North American International Livestock Exposition Sheep Show Louisville, KY. On Internet at www.livestockexpo.org NOV 15 4-H Horse 101-Part II: No Hoof, No Horse! Queensbury Intermediate School in the WHBI building, Queensbury, NY. 6:30 pm. Interested youth should preregister. This event isfree and open to all 4-H & non4-H members. Contact CCE


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Calendar of Events Office, 518-623-3291 or 518-668-4881. NOV 16 Agricultural Planning Meeting Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. 6:30 pm. Contact Bradford County Conservation District, 570-265-5539 ext. 6. NOV 16 & 30 4-H Shooting Sports Session William Rice Extension Building in Voorheesville, NY. Participants must be between 11 and 18 years of age. There is a participation fee of $30. The deadline to register for the air rifle session is Wed., Oct. 26 and registration is limited. Contact Albany County 4-H Office, 518-765-3500. NOV 16, JAN 10 & 24 Manure Management Workshops • Nov. 16 - Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, Bradford Co., PA • Jan. 10 & 24 - Canton High School Room 122/123, Bradford Co., PA. 6:30 pm all sessions. Contact Bradford County Conservation District, 570-265-5539 ext. 6.

NOV 17 2011 Value Added Institute Geneva - New York Agricultural Experiment Station Food Venture Center. Farmers and others in the Adirondack Region interested in food businesses have an opportunity to take classes toward a food processors’ certificate issued by the New York Small Scale Food Processors Association (NYSSFPA) this fall. Classes will be: $25 registration fee covers three classes and lunch at one of the sites, and the Geneva class with lunch, dinner and graduation at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, NY. Valued at over $250, this institute is funded by a grant from the United States Dept. of Agriculture’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (NESARE) program. Contact Alison Clarke, 585-394-0864 or accompost@gmail.com. On Internet at www. adirondackharvest.com Madison County CCE Meeting CCE Office Building, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville, NY. Register before Nov. 14. Call 315-684-3001 or e-mail madison@cornell.edu. On farm Renewable Energy Generation Workshop Synergy Farm, 6534 Lemley

Rd., Wyoming, NY. 10 am - 2 pm. Registration fee is $10 for lunch. Contact Jenny Pronto, 607-227-7943 or email jlp67@cornell.edu. Save Energy Save Dollars Glen Arden Continuing Care Retirement Community, 46 Harriman Dr., Goshen, NY. 3 pm Pre-registration is required. Contact Christina, 845-344-1234. NOV 18 Beginning Meat Goat Farmer Workshop Series Various Locations throughout Delaware County. Fridays 10 am - 4 pm. Preregistration and prepayment are required by Sept. 23. Fee is $50/person for entire program or $15/program. Make check out to “Cornell Cooperative Extension” and mail to P.O. Box 184, Hamden, NY 13782. Bring a bag lunch and chair. Water and juice will be provided. Contact Janet Aldrich, 607-8656531. NOV 18 & 19 Washington County SWCD Educational Workshops More details can be found for this workshop at www.washingtoncountyswcd.org or calling Aaron Gabriel at CCE in Hudson Falls, 518-7462560. Call 518-692-9940 ext. 3 or 518-692-7285. On Internet at www.agsteward ship.org

NOV 19 45th Annual Farm City Feast Mountain View High School, Kingsley, PA. 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for $10 each at the Penn State Extension Office, call 570-278-1158 or stop by at 81 Public Ave. in Montrose, PA. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thurs., Nov. 10. Mohawk Valley Farmer’s Market Alpin Haus, Rt. 5s near Amsterdam, NY. 9 am - 1 pm. Come and sample fresh, local produce at its best! Everything from Apples, Broccoli, Celery, Dairy products, Elk meat, Flowers, Goat milk soap, Honey, Iced cupcakes, Jams, Kale, Lettuce, Maple syrup, Note cards, Organic eggs, Pork, Quaint arts, Radishes, Spinach, table displays by Rubi & Quiri, unusual gift ideas, many varieties of Vegetables, Wreath making demonstrations, Xtra quality, yummy baked goods, Zucchini and live entertainment! Free admission! Lots of samples! Summer may be over but the harvest is still coming in! Support your local farmers! Shop local! Pride of NY. NOV 21 Field Crop Dealer Meeting 121 Second St., Oriskany, NY. 9:30 am - 3 pm. NYS-

DEC recertification credits and CCA credits will be available. Cost is $22 and includes Lunch. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jeff Miller, 315-736-3394 ext. 120. Field Crop Dealer Meeting Jordan Hall at the NYSAES in Geneva, NY. Contact Mary McKellar, 607-255-2177 or e-mail mem40@cornell.edu. DEC 1 “Group Housed Dairy Calf Systems” Symposium and Tours Doubletree Inn, East Syracuse, NY. Tours to follow Dec. 7-9. For full details on the symposium agenda and tour sites please visit www.ansci.cornell.edu/pro dairy/calfsystems. If you do not have web access, please contact your local CCE Ag Educator. DEC 3 Horse Emergencies: What to Do Until the Vet Arrives American Legion Post 1492, 10789 Miner Rd, Brookfield, NY. 1 pm. Cost is $5. Sponsored by the Brookfield Riding and Driving Association. Refreshments will be served. Contact Karen Nowak, 315899-7778 or Sandy McGuire, 315-899-8267. Maple Confection Workshop Countryside Hardware, 1712 Albany St., DeRuyter, NY.

Contact Countryside Hardware, 315-852-3326 or email store@countrysidehard ware.com. Tack Auction JP’s North The Old Florida Town Hall, 214 Fort Hunter Rd., Amsterdam, NY. Used Tack Tag Sale & Preview start at 11 am. Auction starts at noon. Presented by Adirondack Miniature Horse Club. Bring your used tack & apparel for our Tag sale. Call 518-4615039. DEC 8 Commodity Marketing Seminar Berks Co. Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Contact John Berry, 610-391-9840. On Internet at extension.psu.edu Organic Fertilizers & Substrates Hands On Workshop for Commercial Growers Hudson Valley Laboratory, 3357 U.S. Highway 9W, Highland, NY. 8:30 -11 am. Cost is $15/person if preregistered by Dec. 2. Seating is limited to 30 participants, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If seating is still available after Dec. 2, fee will increase to $25/person. Call 845-340-3990. On Internet at www.cceulster.org

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