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When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:10-11


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Making grass angels by Troy Bishopp CANASTOTA, NY — As the lake effect band of snow hovered 20 miles north, 30 hearty graziers braved a frigid west wind while giving up the morning’s deer hunt and Christmas shopping on a quest to see and discuss winter grazing strategies at Dave and Suzie Taylor’s Thistle Dew Beef Farm. The cold, surprisingly sunny day devoid of snow cover in an area the locals call “The banana belt of Madison County” was no deterrent for man or beast in being out on the stockpiled pasture. The day was also made a little warmer with New York Beef Farmer Cooperative Inc., Project Manager, Bee Tolman and Chairman Paul O’Mara announcing the group had secured $250,239 as part of Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative funding to the Central New York Regional Council to assist in start-up operations of the cooperative in Madison County and launch a meat CSA. “We’re going to be looking for more producers to fill the customer’s local need,” said Paul. Dave welcomed the

farmers and gave a brief history of their grazing experience: “Four years ago we would have scoffed at the idea of grazing this late into the season because we used to start feeding hay in early October due to overgrazing. That was until we caught the rotational grazing bug, got a grazing plan and were introduced to the benefits of portable fencing via the conservation district’s beginning grazier fence kit. These tools plus monthly mentoring have revolutionized our land and cattle management,” he concluded. The 90 acre grass farm with its 46 head of cows and calves has averaged 50 more days of grazing for the last three years since adopting planned grazing and learning to stockpile fields around Aug. 10 which has saved them over $2,500 per year in hay savings. The grazing group discussed the animal number to acres needed ratio, for making this work. “People say you can graze around one animal unit (1,000 pounds) to one acre for the season, but to make this extended grazing system work for us

and make hay for winter we shoot for around 2 acres per animal on our soils,” commented Dave. As the graziers staged around the pasture, Dave and Suzie made feeding cows look like child’s play by reeling up the polywire between the old grazed off paddock and the luscious third cutting standing grass in less than 30 seconds. “Now that’s what I call a labor savings,” said Suzie. Questions from the audience of snowbirds ranged from determining the right size paddock, how to plan for stockpiling, what were the contingences for bad weather, pugging the soil concerns, quality of the forage meeting the animal’s needs and health concerns with relation to Johne’s disease from feeding on the ground. Credit their management style of moving daily with not having as many issues as discussed. “Since we move them every day we notice the little things and make quick adjustments according to what we see with the animal’s condition and how we want our land left for spring. It takes some prac-

Farmers celebrating winter grazing by making snow angels; Left to Right Judy Cary, Harmon Hoff, Garth Brown, Edmond Brown.

tice and patience, when the neighbors look at you a little funny sometimes,” said Dave. So what knowledge did farmers gain from the unorthodox winter grazing? Jonathon Ling, Farm Manager from J&D Farm commented, “I needed to see this practice in action. I went home with a formula (250 pounds dry matter/inch/acre) for calculating the feed in my fields, even in the winter!” “I got some validation that there are no steadfast recipes when farmers bring different scenarios to the table and that you gain wisdom by doing. I also saw how important water placement and backfencing is in reducing pasture damage,” said Matt Campbell of Ridgeville Farm. Karl Palmer from Sugar Daddy Ranch added his own synopsis, “I can appreciate Dave and Suzie’s enthusiasm to share money saving ideas with us. It motivates me to do a better job on my own farm. And having coffee and Christmas cookies on hand didn’t hurt either.” Dave and Suzie summed up their winter grazing hosting role: “We wanted to show others what’s possible in saving money, growing healthy

Dave and Suzie Taylor pose with their Australian Shepherd Cowdog. Photos by Troy Bishopp cattle and pastures, feed- Protection Alliance, The ing local markets and re- Upper Susquehanna Coalition and the NYS ducing erosion.” This gathering of winter Agricultural Environmengrazing knowledge and tal Management Program. To learn more about Christmas cookies from Troyer’s Country Store planned grazing initiawas supported by the tives and approaches, Madison County Soil and call Madison County SWWater Conservation Dis- CD at 315-824-9849 or trict, The Finger Lakes- visit madcoswcd.com and Lake Ontario Watershed U-S-C.org

Group shot of winter grazing attendees

Upcoming Farm Bill challenges ~ conservation title by Sally Colby The 2012 Farm Bill, the legislation that sets government farm and food policy, is currently on the table. Although there is already considerable controversy about proposed changes, farmers have an opportunity to express their views and make suggestions about how to best use funds. “The Farm Bill has been very evolutionary,” said Jim Shortle, professor of ag and environmental economics at Penn State University. “We have taken the basic structure and changed it over time to serve a broader set of purposes. Environmental aspects have expanded, beginning in the 1980s.” Although most of the money allocated in the Farm Bill goes into nutrition and commodity programs, farmers are interested in other aspects of the legislation, including conservation programs. During an open discussion focused on the conservation title portion of the Farm Bill, Shortle stated that farmers

are most interested in programs related to soil quality, water quality and wildlife habitat. He pointed out that conservation programs fall under technical assistance programs, which help people figure out how to do things, and voluntary financial assistance programs, which help them pay for those things. “Those programs are broadly categorized as land retirement programs,” he said, “with CRP being the number one. Those programs entail switching land from crop production into other non-intensive uses that are viewed as being good for the environment.” Land retirement programs tend to be used by smaller farms, while working lands programs are used by large farms. The environmental quality incentives program, or EQIP, helps farmers with best management practices for soil erosion control, pollution control and other practices. EQIP is the number one working lands program and the second largest program for funding.

Shortle says that by the end of this decade, all tax money raised under the existing revenue structure will cover only the cost of entitlements and interest. “All of the things you might think of as really important functions of government — defense, conservation, environ-

mental protection — there won’t be money to cover it,” he said. “It’s an unsustainable system. It’s not going to work, and we have to change it. There are a lot of people who are fighting to get

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Farm Bill conservation programs such as CRP provide landowners with funding to plant trees that help maintain waterway boundaries and control erosion. Wildlife habitat is enhanced, especially with the use of duck nesting boxes such as the one in this CRP area. Photo by Sally Colby


by Elizabeth A. Tomlin Members of the Mohawk Valley Young Farmers group met at the home of dairy farmers Chris and John Nellis in Montgomery County for their Dec. 15 meeting, where Dr. Harold Fisher, DVM, instructed an informative presentation on dairy management, specifically addressing the issue of milk antibiotic residue and testing. Dr. Fisher, who practices with the Herkimer Veterinary Associates, handed out recently released 2012 Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention manuals to the group. The manuals, which are published by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are intended to assist farmers in improving their herd’s health, while minimizing the risk of pharmaceutical traces being found in food. “Residue is anything that is detectable in the milk that shouldn’t be there,” Fisher stated, explaining that any type of treatment or antibiotic that leaves any trace of a pharmaceutical that is detected through specific testing qualifies as residue. Fisher commented that new testing methods have made it easier to detect traces of residue. “One thing that’s changed,” Fisher reported, “is that our testing equipment is much better.” Sensitive tests can detect a drug from a treated quarter even when the milk has been highly diluted in a bulk tank by the milk of a multitude of cows. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not accept drug residue in milk or meat. Milk with drug residue will not be used by a milk plant and will contaminate an entire truckload of milk. Farmers responsible for selling contaminated milk are subjected to severe penalties. Fisher pointed out there are several reasons why antibiotic residue is unacceptable in dairy products and meat. One reason is that there are a percentage of people who are highly allergic to antibiotics — and even minute doses can be fatal. Continuous low-level in-

takes of antibiotics from milk and food may result in a buildup of antibiotic-resistance, and antibiotics interfere with growth of starter cultures used in making yogurt and cheese. However, another very important reason, according to Fisher, is “public perception and consumer confidence in our product. One report of antibiotic laden milk shoots down the good PR of milk as a wholesome product,” Fisher stated. “It’s going to drive the market price of milk down — and cause more regulations. If there’s a perception of drugs in our food supply, they’re going to come down on us.” Relationships with the beef cattle industry are also negatively affected by antibiotic residue found in dairy beef. Although statistics show that only about .3 percent of violated residue in contaminated meat going through the U.S. slaughterhouses is from the beef industry, a high percentage of that .3 percent is from dairy. “Dairy beef is 90 percent of the problem,” Fisher reported. “We need to do a better job.” Fisher advised the young farmers that offenders are now listed on a website. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) tests for various drugs and chemicals, and compiles a Residue Violation Information System List, which is posted online and updated weekly. Fisher stated that in the last local case he was aware of, the farmer was prevented from selling any animals without contacting the FDA for a period of one year. He pointed out that a well-planned drug use program could avoid drug residues. Charts in the Drug Residue Prevention manual show a variety of screening tests that may be used by farmers to avoid contamination to bulk milk and equipment, and may be used to screen newly purchased animals. “When treating one quarter, we all know that all quarters need to be discarded,” he reminded the young farmers group. “Antibiotic treated cows should be milked last, and marking

Dr. Howard Fisher, DVM, (left rear) explains a residue sensitivity chart used for serum and urine screening in dairy cows to attendees at the Mohawk Valley Young Farmers December meeting. Dairy farmer and Herkimer Veterinarian Associates Practice Manager Chris Nellis (center rear) and David Balbian, Central NY Dairy Management Specialist (far right) added to the discussion. Photo by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

cows and making sure they are identified appropriately; all of these things are pretty straight forward.” Fisher also reminded the farmers that keeping records are very important, and all people working on the farm should be instructed to keep documented records. People speaking other languages who are employed need to be able to keep records, too. “If you have a residue and you have no records, FDA is really coming at you with a vengeance,” Fisher said. “If you have records, you have a leg to stand on.” Fisher pointed out that the manual has sample record keeping pages that could be copied, and said even a simple composition notebook could be used for record keeping. “You have to write everything down, what the cow number was, what you treated her with, the dose, the round of administration, everything.” David Balbian, Central NY Dairy Management Specialist, who attended the meeting, mentioned that some farmers are having suspicions that the effects of molds or mycotoxins in feed

have caused a positive drug residue result in testing. It is noted that pregnant cows and dairy cows are more susceptible to the effects of molds and/or mycotoxins than other cattle. The National Drug Residue Milk Monitoring Program is insisting that dairy industry responsibilities are more important than ever, and preventing drug residues in milk and cull dairy cows is a priority. “You need to sit down with your veterinarian and discuss treatment protocols,” advised Fisher. “Preventing drug contamination of milk and meat is the responsibility of every farm.” The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) updated version of the Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual for 2012, containing the residue prevention manual can be found online at www.nationaldairyfarm.com. Harold E. Fischer, DVM may be reached at 315-866-9999. For more information on the Mohawk Valley Young Farmers, contact Missy Potter at melissa.potter@ny. nacdnet.net.

New York Agri-Women sends New York pumpkin farmer to Tokyo New York Agri-Women member Erica Leubner inspired Japanese women involved in agriculture during her recent presentation to The Rural Women Empowerment

and Life Improvement (“WELI”) Association in Tokyo, Japan. Leubner, the co-owner of Tim’s Pumpkin Patch in Marietta, NY, was selected to represent New

Leuber speaking at the conference.

York Agri-Women because of her success as a female entrepreneur and experience with agritainment. The title of her presentation was: Developing a Successful AgriBusiness Using Your Strengths and Simplicity. Leubner shared with the group her decisions and successes at achieving a higher education, marrying a dairy farmer, and raising three daughters all while growing Tim’s Pumpkins Patch, a full service agri-tourism operation attracting thousands of visitors annually. The heart of Leubner’s presentation focused on growing a business slowly, giving consumers what they ask for, keeping the farm authentic, and most importantly,

how she created a niche for herself within the family business in which she married. Leubner’s presentation took her beyond her own farm, as she found herself playing the role of an ambassador for U.S. agriculture. The inquisitive audience questioned the international focus of U.S. agricultural labor, farm subsidies, the U.S. debt, corporate agriculture, and President’s Obama’s plans for further expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) for agricultural products. Setting emotion aside, Leubner proudly defended the misconceptions of America. Leuber proudly told

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Leubner with Hitomi Tomizawa from WELI. Photos courtesy of New York Agri-Women

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Holiday events offer ag marketing opportunities by Kara Lynn Dunn In November New York State Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell partnered with the Indian River FFA Chapter to host a one-day “North Country Department Store” at the Indian River Middle School in Philadelphia, NY. The array of 70 vendors included regional farmers and food processors with antique dealers, artisans, shops, services and organizations. Why did the Assemblywoman want to offer the event in her district that reaches from Massena along the St. Lawrence River to south of the City of Watertown and east to Antwerp, Canton and Potsdam? “The backbone of our economy has always been agriculture, but how often do we look for local food products? Buying your food locally supports our economy, our farmers, and our environment. I invited local business owners, including farmers, to create this ‘one-day department store’ filled with local products in time for the holiday season,” Russell said. Patty Forbes of Forbes Farm in Evans Mills attended the Store with her Milk Made Soaps and Lotions. Patty is a graduate of a 2006 beginning farmer training sponsored by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program and the New York Farm Viability Institute. She and her husband Mark raise and sell Registered Saanen

goats, Registered Jersey cows, and Great Pyrenees livestock dogs. “Events like the North Country Department Store help local crafters sell their wares at affordable prices. They let local people know what is available. People are looking to buy local products and keep their money in the local community. As a producer, I greatly appreciate the opportunity this event represents,” Patty said. Since 2009, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Oswego County has organized a Holiday Farmers’ Market at the Mexico, NY, VFW. Shoppers can purchase fresh produce, food products and gift items directly from local farmers. “Agricultural products make great gifts. This early winter market is a winwin promotion for the Oswego County Harvest brand in conjunction with Christmas in Mexico festivities,” said CCE Oswego County Agricultural Team Coordinator Jonathan J. Schell. Cindi, Joe and Chrissy Rudd of Rudd’s Maple greeted visitors as they entered the holiday marketplace. Their booth offered maple syrup in various sizes, gift baskets and a tasting of farmmade cheese. “We make cheese in the sugarhouse until it is syrup season,” said Joe, who is trained in the culinary arts and an emerging cheesemaker.

Cover photo by Troy Bishopp Suzie Taylor poses in the winter stockpiled grass with her happy cows.

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NYS Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell talks with livestock producer and goat’s milk soap maker Patty Forbes at the North Country Department Store event in Philadelphia, NY. Photo by Brian P. Whattam Three generations of Rudd family re- her alpaca fleece judge credentials. cently received a Dairy Farmers of Paul Askew of Paul’s Nursery operAmerican Member of Distinction Award ates Oswego County’s only hydroponic for their Boylston, NY, farm. greenhouse. He had fresh-picked salad The Torrices of Fruit Valley Orchard greens and tomatoes for sale at the earFarm in Southwest Oswego displayed a ly December market. full array of fresh products from toma“This market is a good way to extend toes and pears to holiday greens and our direct-to-consumer selling season nine varieties of apples for sale. away from the farm,” Askew said. He Jack Torrice said, “This is a very good sells at warm weather farmers’ marmarket and helps us move product after all kets, through local retailers, and to the other local farmers’ markets are done.” some wholesalers. Mark and Angela Mattison raise allAlan Dixon of Snow Valley Honey natural beef and pork at Mattland Farm does just two events a year — this Farms in Richland, NY. They actively holiday market in Mexico and the fall support local CCE Oswego County out- Jamboree at Ontario Orchards in reach and marketing efforts, including Southwest Oswego. He says when the an annual Oswego County Harvest Din- price of sugar went up to 50 cents per ner, a recent Oswego County Meats pound he started making his own Fair, and the Holiday Farmers’ Market. sweetener with honey. Mark is a sixth-generation farmer. He “The neighbor children used to proand his dad Arthur sold their dairy cows vide muscle for the extractor. When in 2001, but continued to sell hay and they all grew up, I had to get an electric began raising beef and pork. Mark and extractor,” Dixon said with a smile. Angela bought the farm in 2008. Oswego County Maple Princess “Events in the community provide us Makayla Fowler was on hand at her famwith an opportunity to meet people and ily’s Maple Hollow Farm booth. The educate the public about eating natu- Fowlers, of Hannibal, NY, make syrup rally-raised meats. We have adapted from 2,000 taps, turning some into conour business to the tough economy by fections to fill gift baskets. Makayla said, offering individual cuts of meat in addi- “I enjoy meeting people at different events tion to whole and half options,” Mark and inviting them to visit sugarhouses on said. the Maple Weekends in the spring.” Shoppers “oohed” and “aahed” at the The Mexico Holiday Farmers’ Market softness of Salmon River Alpacas’ soft includes a demonstration each year. socks, hats, mittens, sweaters and yarn This year a BOCES student was demonmade of rich shades of brown and beige. strating how to make holiday floral The fiber is from Chris and Jody Hatch’s arrangements. 20-some huacaya alpacas on their PuSchell credits the inspiration for the laski area farm. Chris is a semi-profes- Mexico event to the Schoharie Holiday sional alpaca shearer; Jody works full- Farmers’ Market. Similar events are time on the farm, shows, and is earning held in counties statewide.

NY Agri from A3 the audience that she “like many other farm women around the world rise at 5 a.m. every morning to do my share to feed the world, and support the family unit.” Leubner continued, “the conference attendees soon realized that although, we lived on different continents, our roles and responsibilities as farm women were similar.” Leubner will be making a presentation about her trip to Tokyo at the second annual New York Agri-Women meeting to be held in Riverhead, New

York on March 3, 2012. New York AgriWomen will have two panelists next spring at the United Nations Commission on Women in New York, New York discussing food security. New York Agri-Women is a state affiliate of American Agri-Women. It was organized in 2010 by Cari Rincker, a food and agriculture attorney in New York City. For more information about New York AgriWomen, please visit www.newyorkagriwomen.com.

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Leubner speaking with attendees about U.S. Agriculture after the conference.


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Knowing soybean stages simplifies communication by Sally Colby Although winter crop meetings will soon be here, think ahead to midApril: you’re scouting soybeans and there’s evidence of insect or disease issues. You call your certified crop advisor or extension agent for advice, and they want to know what the growth stage is. Can you answer accurately? Del Voight, Penn State Extension grain crop specialist, explains that producers should be familiar with the commonly understood stages of soybean growth, from emergence to harvest. “In order for us to talk intelligently with others, we go by these growth stages,” said Voight during one of

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several soybean workshops held recently throughout Pennsylvania. “A critical time is the first 20 days. Then later in the season, the pod fill stage becomes critical. Then it’s important to harvest beans in time to reduce shatter loss.” The first stage of growth is emergence, or VE, when the first two cotyledons and growing points emerge from the ground. In the next stage, VC, the cotyledons are expanded, and unifoliate leaves are expanded and unfolded. Next is the trifoliate stage, or V2, in which the margins of leaflets of the second trifoliate no longer touch. V5 is the stage in which the margins of the leaflets

of the fifth trifoliate no longer touch. “We use indeterminate varieties of soybeans,” said Voight. “They fluctuate in growth — their height is not fixed. The plant can grow very tall depending on conditions. Determinate varieties grown in the south get up to a certain height and stop. As nights get shorter and days get longer, the plant is triggered to enter the reproductive stage. As soon as there is a flower, the plant is into the R stages.” The soybean plant is susceptible to infection by rhizobium during the first 21 days of the life; the critical time for nitrogen production. “It takes about four pounds of N

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money into the Farm Bill to do the things it has done in the past, and they may succeed, but we will be looking at a shrinking budget for conservation programs.” In order to maintain programs, Shortle says that it’s time to start thinking about how to get the best use from our money. “The Farm Bill has a range of interest groups that have interest in specific program components, and they would all like to have those components stay and grow, but they’re not — they’re going to change. The changes will be designed to make better use of our money.” Shortle explained that ‘targeting’ is directing money to address specific problems in specific places to get the most out of that money without spreading it too thin. “Targeting has been a bad word because everyone wants some of the money,” he said. “Look at programs like CRP and EQIP — there are a lot of people who want that money and can’t get it.” When if comes to funding, Shortle says that states in the Midwest tend to fare better than mid-Atlantic states because the senate ag committee, which is the determiner for farm policy in the U.S., is historically dominated by Midwest senators. “Those areas aren’t necessarily the best place to be spending that money for the public purposes they’re supposed to be addressing,” said Shortle. “We have significant issues in this part of the country — where should they rank compared to the Midwest?” As far as implementation of programs, Shortle says that the targets should be naming priorities and goals, and how to reach those targets. “What mix of education, technical assistance and financial assistance do we need?” he said. “Numerous studies show that education about conservation goals can be really helpful in helping people understand these issues and take them on.” Farmers should also consider whether they want to work on those goals quickly (which means more money immediately), or over a given period of time. “We’ve been working on the Chesapeake Bay for over 30 years,” said Shortle. “Some people don’t think we’ve made nearly enough progress, and they

want to speed up that progress quite a bit. If you’re going to speed it up, you’re going to spend more money. How much do you want to accomplish in any one conservation objective? In thinking about controlling nutrient pollution how deep do we need to cut?” Shortle says that we need to think about other ways to create effective conservation programs. “The Farm Bill might not do the things it used to do — what other resources can we utilize?” he said. “As resources shrink, we have to be partners with people that we didn’t used to partner with — we have to begin to leverage resources.” One example of such cooperation is American Farmland Trust putting money into best management practices in Pennsylvania. Should financial assistance programs be activity or performance based? “Performance programs ask what is the goal we want to achieve, then base payments on that goal,” said Shortle. “In general, performance-basing is viewed as good idea, but often, programs are based not on performance but on activities undertaken. For example, EQIP is a collection of formulas for adoption of specific practices, usually BMPs. If you’re going to reward performance, you have to be able to measure it. Some incentive programs are fixed-payment: the farmer knows how much he will receive for certain activities completed. A new approach, which is used in the CRP, is competitive bidding, which you don’t know what you’re going to get. You submit a bid, and if it’s accepted, you know what you’re going to get.” Competitive bidding requires more effort from the farmer — a fixed payment program is easier — but competitive bidding saves the government money. Shortle urges farmers to consider the conservation accomplishments of various programs as well as benefits and costs to farmers, consumers and farm input suppliers. However, these programs also serve consumers, so it’s important to consider how these programs provide benefits beyond the agricultural community — making the case for public money ultimately helps demonstrate good stewardship.

per bushel,” said Voight. “A 60 bushel crop needs about 240 pounds of N. It also needs P — at least 40-50 pounds of phosphate per 60-bushel crop. And it needs about 80 pounds of K. If we don’t account for that, we’re going to be mining our soil rather than farming it — you’ll see soil test drop.” During this 21-day stage, the rhizobium produces that nitrogen. Voight says that Ohio State research showed that rhizobium infection at the tiny root hairs is critical. “The natural rhizobia can get lazy,” he said. “You’ll get infection, and if you squeeze the nodules, they’ll be green or white. They’re not producing anything. Today’s rhizobia strains are much more aggressive and produce more nitrogen. For a very cheap treatment, the return on investment is high — about 200 percent.” Voight says that growers should check plants for nodules when there are two leaves — the first trifoliate. Early rhizobia infection is critical. “It’s like corn,” said Voight, “you want N on between D6 and D8 for massive uptake of N. It’s the same with beans. If the nodules become fixated later in the season, it’s too late.” One of the main factors that optimizes rhizobia growth is a higher pH, around 6.5 to 6.8, so soil testing essential. Voight says that on virgin ground, or ground that has not had soybeans for five or more years, producers should triple inoculate with rhizobia. “But you can still have problems,” he said. “If you have excessive moisture levels after emergence, you won’t get infection. If it’s too dry, they can die. There are also a relationships with seed treatments.” In the R1 stage, the plant has one flower, then flowers spread up the plant resulting in the R2 stage which is fully flowered from bottom to the top of the plant. “It’s full bloom,” said Voight. “Walk into the field, open the canopy, and look all the way to the soil and see flowers — that’s R2.” Voight says that R3 is a critical stage for getting the most response from fungicides. The R2 stage lasts about 10 days, then the R3 stage is about 10

Penn State Program Development Specialist Dwight Lingenfelter, left, helps field crops extension educator Del Voight distribute young soybean plants for growers to examine. Photo by Sally Colby to 15 days, depending on change capacity).” the weather. “If you’re a The results of soil samcustom operator, and ples are important tool for your growers’ beans are soybean growers. Beentering the R2 stage and cause the pH of samples you have three weeks of taken at different depths work to do, you could can vary greatly, Voight miss that window,” said suggests sampling at both Voight. “You have to be two and six inches. Voight ready to treat beans at mentioned a study done the R3 stage.” by agronomist colleague Identifying the R3 stage Doug Beegle that showed is simple: from the top of that it takes nine years for the plant, count down surface-applied lime to rethree to four nodes. Any act to the six-inch furrow that are 1/4 inch or slice. Voight recommends longer are R3. At this using the quick Cornell point, plants are fully pH test for the two-inch flowered and starting to test, or surface test, and push pods. R4 is a fully send the six-inch samples developed pod at one of to a soil lab. the four uppermost The biggest issue for nodes on the main stem Voight is convincing with a fully developed growers to drop the corn leaf. R4 is the most criti- head and get the beans cal stage for seed yield — when they’re fit. “Every any stress to the plant day that you wait after between stages R4 and physiologic maturity, R6 causes more yield re- you’re losing about a duction than any other pound of dry matter per stage. day,” he said. “As the Once the pods are pres- pods shrink and swell, ent, they begin to fill. the shattering can be “The bean in the pod is tremendous. It isn’t very connected by a thin hard to go from two to thread,” said Voight. “As four bushel yield loss to soon as that thread is 10 to 15 bushel yield loss. disconnected, the bean That was okay when has reached physiologic beans were $4, but now maturity. Ten to 14 days they’re $12.” later, you’re running the Voight suggests that combine.” Voight added growers use the Corn and that in any given field, Soybean Field Guide, there will be variation in published by Purdue Exgrowth due to drainage, tension and distributed exposure and slopes. through numerous state Voight mentioned that extension services. “The about 70 percent of soy- critical time is getting the bean fields tested last plant in the ground and year were below 6.0 pH. protected, then up and “If you go to a reputable growing,” said Voight, limestone quarry, you summarizing the growth should get 95 and 105 stages. “Keep track as it percent CEC (cation-ex- goes through the stages.”


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Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant Super-frost, right on time As I’m writing on a Tuesday morning, winter is still two days away, according to the calendar. Personally, I’m hoping for a white Christmas. And since a large portion of our readership actually receives their Country Folks (with its Monday date) on Saturday, my Merry Christmas wish to you is on time. To everyone else who reads this, I’m trusting that your Christmas just past was truly blessed. Thus far winter’s warning shots have been quite gentle throughout most of the Northeast. An exception to that statement occurred about ten days ago when three inches of white fluff piled on most of Central New York, with the mercury right at the freezing mark. I had to creep home at about 30 miles per hour from a customer who lives 55 miles away. Between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that evening, highway maintenance crews were conspicuous by their absence; I know they’re trying to economize with road salt, fuel, and manhours. Fortunately, there were very few other idiots on the roads beside me. I had about a thousand pounds of weight in the back on my pick-up, so my rear wheels had enough authority to find pavement through all this snowball quality fluff. Last year I told anyone who would listen (plus some who wouldn’t) that winter started on Halloween. November 2010, according to my electric company’s bill, was five degrees colder

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than the same period 12 months earlier. My NYSEG bill for November 2011 showed an average temperature of 43 degrees Fahrenheit, which was three degrees warmer than one year ago. This comparative warm spell made possible the production of another batch of biodiesel, which certainly didn’t happen last year (our refinery is not winterized). We experienced our first bout of serious sublimation on Dec. 18, as the temperature plummeted to 3.3 Fahenheit in Hartwick, NY. This happening compares very favorably with the previous year’s first sublimation taking place on Dec. 10, with the mercury nose-diving to minus three at sunrise. For those who have forgotten, sublimation is the transition of a substance from its solid phase to its gas phase, without first passing through an intermediate liquid phase. In the case of water, freezing begins at 32 degrees F (zero degrees Celsius). Even below the freezing mark, a little extra energy, normally from the sun, causes the ice or snow to melt into liquid water, which then evaporates. However, as the temperature drops to 14 degrees F (-10 degrees C) and below, frozen water is able to change to gaseous state from the solid state, without melting at all. This fact helps snow and ice quietly fade away without ever becoming liquid. Not surprisingly, at these lower temperatures, new-fallen snow does not readily become

snowballs, nor snowmen, because what helps the snow assume the shape crafted by human hands is moisture in that intermediate phase. There are at least two important benefits of sublimation. The first one is a boon to everybody: much of the water vapor squeezed out of snow and ice by super-cold temperatures, particularly on starry winter nights, ends up forming cloud layers. These cloud layers tend to put the brakes on radiational cooling; this fact has meaning for anyone paying a heating bill. The second benefit is pretty much agricultural: cold intense enough to trigger sublimation enhances the soil-weathering effect. Such weathering, absent snow cover, breaks down fall-plowed furrows, as well as broadcast mined soil amendments, such as ground limestone and rock phosphate. If the ground is frozen in these cold temperatures, it’s possible to apply limestone, rock phosphate, and even gypsum. These mined inputs will be nicely bro-

ken down by spring planting time, and thus more biologically available to germinating seeds. If winter 2011-2012 is a little milder than the previous winter, I can learn to live with that, even if there’s less total sublimation. On Dec. 5, 2010, snow began to fall in our part of Central New York, and there wasn’t a day without new snow until Feb. 7. That was the day on which rain fell, adding to a mass of snow and ice on our metal roof. I wrote about that event in a column called “Glacier meets Chimney”. The huge mass of ice, snow, and rain pushed against the new (four-monthold) chimney, which was not properly secured to our house, causing it to topple over into our driveway. Mercifully, enough chimney still stood to convey away the exhaust gases from our oil burner. The chimney was rebuilt during warm weather… by a different mason.

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Crop from A6 As few weeks ago, one our paper’s writers elated that she had seen woolly bear caterpillars with wide black bands, which symbolized a mild winter ahead. There are maxims, as well as legends, that are fun to believe. I like that caterpillar’s prophecy. When I was substitute-teaching at the local vocational school, a few years ago, I asked the conservation instructor about the woolly-bear forecast tool. He said that there was no scientific basis. Then I asked him about wasps’ nests being built higher off the ground in anticipation of a big snow load; he said some years wasps do that, other years they don’t… it’s perfectly random. I asked him if beavers built more ponds in anticipation of a drier summer; he said no to that, there’s more beavers, so they need more ponds.

My disillusionment had begun to compound itself. Then Sue and I went to Switzerland for the first time 10 years ago, and I looked forward to talking to the locals about their thirteenth century hero William Tell. They told me that Tell was just a legend, a story that made them feel good… there was no historical proof of his existence. I was so disappointed to learn that. Upon returning to the U.S., I told my sister, who is editor-in-chief for a major publisher in New York City, what I’d learned about William Tell. She told me that she already knew that. Moreover, that if I was sitting down, she could share with me some recently findings regarding Johnny Appleseed. You know, a man can only handle so much enlightenment.

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It’s Not the Holiday “Dip” We’d Like to See Issued Dec. 16, 2011 Cash cheese prices declined for the fifth consecutive week. The blocks closed December 16 at $1.5625 per pound, down 9 1/4cents on the week but still 24 cents above a year ago. The barrels dropped to $1.5350, down 3 3/4-cents on the week, and 17 cents above a year ago. Seven cars of block traded hands on the week and 22 of barrel. The NASSsurveyed U.S. average block price lost 2 cents, averaging $1.8606. The barrels averaged $1.8325, down 8 cents. Stewart Peterson’s Matt Mattke speculated in Tuesday’s DairyLine that cheese prices might remain close to current levels, pointing out that $1.58-$1.60 is a “key range of support” and “pretty important level to stay above,” because, if we don’t, he warned that we could see the market test $1.54 and possibly as low as $1.48. He quickly added that, if cheese prices stay at current levels, it doesn’t necessarily mean prices will take off and move higher either. He also contrasted the trading activity and pointed to the large volume of butter particularly that changed hands the last week of

November and first week of December and reminded us that the first couple weeks of December are typically not seasonally strong for cheese prices. Sometimes the first week of December is positive, he said, but the second, third, fourth, and whenever we have a fifth week, they’re typically down weeks so “we’re kind of in the seasonal doldrums.” He pointed out that, historically, if cheese finishes December on a down note we have seen some pretty decent rebound in January so, “perhaps there’s a little bit of a silver lining here.” Butter reversed two weeks of small gains despite a small uptick on Thursday and finished

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holiday weekend have been good to very good, helped greatly by retailers’ ads and promotions. Buyers who have not already placed orders for the next big wave of expected consumer demand are now taking advantage of the current lower prices to place those orders. All aspects of the butter manufacturing and marketing channel are very active, producing, shipping, converting and packaging. MPC said price increasing two weeks in a row “may be a possible indication that the long, but unsteady, fall which began the last week in August may be at an

end,” and added that “DMN hears from butter exporters of possible growing interest as U.S. prices are super competitive with Europe’s but major competition for those sales continues to be Oceania, where milk production is booming. Mattke praised the whey market which “has had a phenomenal year,” rallying from the 32 cent level to the mid 60s and “we haven’t seen much of a setback this year.” “It’s been a pretty quiet, pretty steady and controlled rise,” he said, but recalled that, in 2007, whey got to the mid 70s. He advised that we keep an eye on that market

because every penny movement in whey translates into 6 cents on the milk price though he warned “we could see a setback at any point.” Meanwhile; schools are or will be closing for the Christmas/New Year’s holidays sending more milk to the cheese vat and pressure prices. Hopefully, Super Bowl will keep cheese demand strong. I have to mention that my favorite team is the Green Bay Packers and I think it a safe bet they will be in the Super Bowl again so it’s so appropriate that the “cheese heads” will be driving cheese demand.

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The Agriculture Department’s latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook said that an improved feed price outlook is balanced by lower milk prices in 2012. Production in 2012 is forecast to rise slightly based on higher milk output per cow. Exports are likely to decline next year compared with 2011, contributing further to the lower milk price outlook. Cow numbers were virtually unchanged from the November forecast and dairy cow slaughter for the January to October 2011 period was about 4 percent above the corresponding 2010 period, and replacement heifer prices are steady. This suggests no major liquidation is in the offing, according to the Outlook, but cow numbers are expected to decline slightly next year. Output per cow continues to rise, and lower expected feed prices are the basis for the increase in the December projected output per cow to 21,315 pounds this year and 21,610 pounds next year. Looking “back to the futures;” the Class III average for the first six months of 2012 stood at $16.63 on November 4, $16.72 on November 11, $16.78 on November 18, $17.16 on December 2, $16.84 on December 9, and was around $17.02 late morning December 16. California starts 2012 with a 79 cent drop in its January Class I milk price. The Northern price was announced at $19.88 per hundredweight. The Southern price is $20.15. Both are up $3.43 from January 2011however. The Federal order Class I base price is announced by the USDA on December 23. Like a broken record, U.S. fluid milk demand continues to slip. USDA

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Fellowship of Christian Farmers Mission trip to Reality Ranch by Steve Hutton, Holland Patent, NY What did I find on a mission trip with The Fellowship of Christian Farmers? We spent a week in early November at a ranch in central Florida. I must say that I found sun and heat. Coming from upstate New York, even with the mild fall that we’ve had, it felt good. Reality Ranch is home to many different ministries and is run by a humble quadriplegic man, Pastor Randy Johnson and his parents who are in their eighties. He sponsors a rodeo once a month for school age kids. Randy serves as the Florida State Rodeo High School Chaplain. In Florida, rodeo is a high school sport and very popular. This was the second year that FCFI has volunteered at the ranch. There were plenty of different types of work; the team built a pole barn (12 x 100-

foot) to be used for stabling rodeo horses, bleacher seat replacement and painting (over 15 gallons of paint were used), pressure washing of lots of buildings, cement work, assorted cleaning and painting, wood board fence building and doubling the size of a garage for Pastor Randy to park his handicap accessible van. Of course with all the hard work comes a need for hearty meals. A couple of mission trip ladies did a great job keeping the volunteers well fed. I certainly enjoyed the work, good food and fellowship. We worked full days, starting at 7 a.m. and trying to finish around 5 p.m. After our evening meal we had a delightful devotional service in the small, cozy chapel located on the ranch. Most evenings Pastor Randy shared life experiences to encourage and challenge us in our daily

walk with the Lord. The ladies stayed at a home near the ranch and the guys got to experience real cowboy life by sleeping in a bunk house. It was not all work as each evening the guys enjoyed each other’s company by playing a few hands of cards before settling in for a much needed night’s sleep. The Ranch serves as home to “Cowboy Church” held each Sunday morning. The ranch is appropriately named “Reality Ranch” as it certainly gets you grounded in reality and what is truly important in our lives. The team was there to help and we did. Emphasis was placed on caring and unity. Fourteen volunteers from all across the U.S. and Canada served with joy. At 53, I was on the young side but found that these older folks sure know how to work. Bill Brown, area leader for FCFI, seemed to be able to come up with work to accommodate the various abilities of the team members. On this trip I found sun, heat, great fellowship, good food and a sense of thankfulness. It was a well spent “vacation.” If you’d like to join us next year give Bill a call at 315736-5964. The dates are already set for Nov. 4-10. If you’d like to experience a life changing week, this is it.

Joyce Kitchen, Vernon Center, NY, puts a new coat of paint on the bull riding chutes. The ranch hosts rodeos throughout the school year and also uses the facilities for theraputic riding classes.

The nearly finished building. Next year’s group will add another 100 feet to the building.

New York FCFI Outreach meetings

The group takes a few minutes off for a photo at Reality Ranch. Pastor Randy Johnson, founder of the ministry is in front. Members came from New York, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada.

Reality Ranch — Miles Pratt, Zolfo Springs, FL; John Waterman, Stittville, NY; Cliff Kitchen, Vernon Center, NY and Joe Smith, Westernville, NY, start working on a new horse corral facility. This building will be used for overnight stays by participants at the rodeos.

Several New York chapters held Outreach meetings the last part of September. Chapters serving as hosts for these dinner meetings were the Mountain Valley (Delhi) Northern NY (Adams Center) and Mohawk Valley (Utica). Each meeting started with a wonderful meal and followed with reports of chapter and national FCFI news. The keynote speaker each evening came to us from Olcott, NY. Pastor Rob Andreas serves as a missionary with Church Planters to America and is very familiar with our purpose after working at local fairs for over 10 years representing FCFI. Under his guidance, over 1,900 people have responded to the

need to accept Christ as their savior. Pastor Andreas shared from his heart each evening challenging those in attendance with the following question. “Are you a convenient Christian or a committed Christian?” Certainly a question for each of us to consider, what would your answer be? He also shared the need for all of us to become involved in reaching the lost for Christ and after all is said and done, which is really all that matters. However, sometimes there’s a lot more said than is done! He also challenged those present that “FCFI is worthy of financial support.” FCFI thanks Pastor Rob and his wife Sue for their commitment to FCFI.

Outreach meetings were held the last of September at three FCFI chapters in New York. Pastor Rob Andreas from Olcott, NY, served as keynote speaker, shown here speaking at the Mountain Valley Chapter Meeting in Delhi, NY.


ECHO Mission trip “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?” Matthew 7:9. Twelve members of FCFI spent the week of Oct. 27- Nov. 2 at ECHO (Educational Concerns for World Hunger Organization) located at North Fort Myers, FL. ECHO exists for one major reason, “to help those working internationally with the poor be more effective, especially in the area of agriculture!” “Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” It’s one thing to share the gospel with those around the world, but they listen more intently when they have food to sustain themselves and their families. ECHO is such an organization and therefore the reason FCFI has partnered with them for a week each year for the last five years. You can check out this great organization on the web at echonet.org. Our group was made up of folks ranging in age from 14 to 75. There’s always

work on FCFI mission trips for everyone no matter the age or skill level and ECHO is no different. We were greeted by sunny, warm (not too hot) weather the entire week. A couple of showers did little to slow work down. Many tasks were accomplished during our stay at ECHO. Buildings went up, painting took place, lots of cleaning and just plain, much needed maintenance. There is no better way to explain our work there than through pictures. Please take a few minutes to view them. Maybe you’ve been considering a mission trip but have been concerned about safety, travel expenses to a foreign country or simply need to take a step of faith? ECHO might be just the trip for you. Next year’s trip is scheduled for Oct. 27 - Nov. 3. We’d love to have you join us. Contact Bill and Kathy Brown at 315-736-5964. It’s never too late in life to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

Building a new chemical storage facility for the ECHO research farm. Jan Barendse, Utica, NY and Ron Herrold, Westville, IN, starting the frame work.

John Waterman, Stittville, NY and Paul Davidson, Barneveld, NY replacing an old stairway in the farm shop at ECHO.

Farm Show report

Jesus in Luke 15:10 says this about our faith “Likewise, I say unto you, there is more joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” That alone should be enough to keep us encouraged. Over the past three months FCFI has had the opportunity to share at events in the northeast, Canada and the south. I believe there has been lots of joy in the pres-

ECHO mission trip, Ft. Myers, FL. Always lots of painting to do as we help spruce up the facility in preparation for their Missions Conference in December. Over 250 third world missionaries will hear of new developments in food production for their respective countries. Shown (left to right) Jen Kelley, Clearwater, FL; Deb Herrold, Westville, IN and Hannah Pilmore, Deerfield, NY.

ence of angels. Thousands have heard the colored bead story and hundreds have responded. The two largest shows, International Plowing Match in Ontario, Canada and the Sunbelt Ag Expo alone had over 12,000 people come through our tents. FCF has visited with over 50,000 people from September through December. We thank God for this privilege.

Water everywhere. Seems like wherever we went this year we were greeted by lots of rain. The Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA was no different. It’s hard to work in a tent when you have 3 inches of standing water.

In October, I accompanied Bill Brown on an ECHO trip. I was the youngest person in the group, which made me a little nervous. However, when we arrived at ECHO and I met everyone, I felt welcome and the other participants treated me like an adult. It was a blessing to meet so many good people, who have become my friends and wonderful role models. This trip taught me about using available resources to help produce various foods in different climates. I thank God for this wonderful experience and for the talents he has given the leaders of ECHO. Their talents allow them to be a blessing to so many in need. Also, I learned the importance of volunteering, helping is fun! This trip has changed the way I look at myself, and my life. I am so happy I had the opportunity to go on this amazing adventure. Now I know there is a big world out there, and there are so many people to help. I look forward to returning in 2012! Hannah L. Pillmore, age 14 Deerfield, NY

Please stop by and visit us at The New York Farm Show in Syracuse, Feb. 2325, 2012. We have moved to the International Building and will be enjoying working out of a much larger space. If you’ve stopped by in the past, you experienced a very crowded situation. This move should allow us space to accom-

modate more visitors and workers alike. It will also allow us the opportunity to display more aspects of the FCFI ministry. With this move to more space also comes the need for more staff. If you could spare a day to help at the booth, please give me a call at 305-736-5964. We would appreciate the help.

Sunbelt Ag Expo — Even with a slow start due to rain on the first day of the show, we were still able to share with over 6000 visitors. God was good as usual. One of our youngest presenters, Logan Tillman, from Moultrie, GA, (cowboy hat) hard at work in the tent. Notice how intent the folks are listening to Logan. You are never too old or young to share your faith.

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Mielke from A13 this time. Spring and early summer weather patterns have generally been good in both countries. In other international news; the December 9 CME Daily Dairy Report said that October U.S. dairy export volumes of milk powders, whey, lactose, cheese and butterfat totaled 281million pounds, down 2 percent from September (daily-average basis) and down 9.1percent from a year ago. Shipments of skim milk powder and nonfat dry milk, the largest U.S. export category, totaled 76.1 million pounds in October, down 13.6 percent from September, and down 30.1 percent from the record-high levels of a year ago. Cheese exports, on the other hand, amounted to 37.3 million pounds, up 8.5 percent from September, and up 22.2 percent from a year ago. In the first 10 months of the year, U.S. dairy exports were valued at $3.96 billion, 29 percent higher than last year, according to USDA. This is already a record-high figure for a full year, even with two months to go in 2011. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) gave a thumbs-down on a 4b milk price hearing petition. In a letter to Western United Dairymen (WUD) CEO Michael

Marsh, CDFA director Kevin Masuhara, denied a request for a public hearing on the California Class 4b milk pricing formula. Masuhara said CDFA would review the issue in mid-2012 to determine if a hearing was necessary at that time, according to Dairy Profit Weekly. The current dry whey sliding scale in the Class 4b formula has been in effect since September 1 and Masuhara said the three-month period was not long enough to determine how the formula will perform. As the result of a June 30-July 1 hearing on the issue, CDFA raised the whey factor paid to California dairy farmers, from a permanent 25 cents per hundredweight, to an adjustable rate between 25 and 65 cents. In its December 2 petition, WUD called for the new hearing, proposing changes to the Class 4b formula to more closely reflect the whey value generated by the federal order Class III formula. The 4b price in the California order and the Class III federal order price reflect minimum prices paid to dairy farmers for milk used in cheese processing. WUD was joined by other dairy farmer groups in calling for the hearing, including the Milk Producers Council, Dairy Farmers of America

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2006 JD 5105 4WD, Loader, 16.9-28 Tires, Dual Mid Hydraulics, 45 PTO HP, 2300 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,500

2007 JD 5225 4WD, Flat Platform, Reverserr Trans, 16.930 Tires, 50 HP, Only 400 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,900

1998 NH 5950 2WD, Cab, Loader, Turf Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,900

2009 JD 6430, 4WD, Cab, Power Quad Trans w/Left Hand Reverser, Only 1900 Hrs, 90 HP . . . . . . . . . . . .$57,900

2011 JD 6430, 4WD, Cab, Power Quad Trans, Left Hand Reverser, 90 HP, 2071 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58,000

2004 JD 7220, 4WD, Cab, Power Quad Trans, 18.4-38 Tires, 95 HP, 4500 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$49,900

2001 JD 8310, 4WD, 20.8-42 Tires, 1000 PTO, 205 HP, 6800 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$80,000

2010 JD 6115D 4WD, Cab, 18.4-38 Tires, 540-1000 RPM HP, Only 1200 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$49,900

1993 Ford 6640 4WD, Cab, Loader, 16.9-34 Tires, 76HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,500

2002 NH TN 75, 4WD, 16.9-30 Tires, 3 Remotes, 8 Speed Trans, 62 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,500

2009 JD 6140 4WD, Cab, 540-1000 PTO, Air Seat, 18.438 Tires, 115 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$48,000

2006 NH TB110, 4WD, Loader, 18.4-34 Tires, Dual Remotes, Only 1100 Hrs, 90 HP . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,800

Ford TW20, 2WD, Cab, 20.8-38 Tires, 135 HP, Dual Remotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,000

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HORSE TALES By Judy Van Put Back to the barn… keeping horses healthy and safe We’ve been fortunate to see a slower transition to winter weather here in the northeast. Generally, in our area of upstate New York, there is enough cold weather and snow on the ground by the end of November to end our horses’ pasture days, but this year, the transition has come later, and the horses have enjoyed those last bits of grass longer into the year despite having to keep them close to the barn during the biggame hunting season. They have made the changeover to hay for their daily sustenance, in addition to those precious bits of green in between.

By this time, most horse owners will have prepared their barns and turnout areas for winter horse keeping — but it is a good idea to check your paddocks and turnout areas on a regular basis, especially for those horses that have been used to being pastured for much of the year. We’ve heard many tales of horses longing for their summer pasture to find an escape route via a broken or cracked board, stretched wire, unsecured gate. Check for fallen trees or branches in or around the fenced-in area that might have broken or loosened up fencing. Look for and tend to loose nails, replace cracked boards, straight-

en and sturdy-up fence posts. If you have electric fence or wire, tighten and check the tension on your fencing, and be sure there is no short in your electric system. If you have a cribber or “fence chewer,” cover wooden fence, rails and stalls with wire mesh, or use an anti-chewing paint. We have a young cherry tree just outside the paddock fence that one of our horses started chewing on; and since cherry bark is poisonous to horses, we wrapped the trunk in burlap and

tied it securely. Remove any overhanging branches, especially those of red maple, the wilted leaves of which are also poisonous if ingested by horses. Keep an eye on your paddock or turnout area to make sure your horses have good footing. Remove as many rocks or obstructions as possible, and level out rough or hilly areas if necessary. Before the heavy snow comes, we often will spend time removing rocks that tend to push up through the soil each year. Try to level and re-

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Check electric wires, outlets, fuse boxes to be sure all free of cobwebs and are in good repair. You may need to switch to Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI) outlets for safety's sake. Photo by Judy Van Put breathe in excess dust. Check your stall flooring on a regular basis, inspecting rubber mats for holes or wear, and wooden floors for cracks or holes; replace boards if necessary. If you have a dirt floor, you will have to fill in low spots with dirt, sand or clay from time to time. Stall doors should be operating smoothly and have no protruding or loose nails or screws. Windows should be protected with wire mesh or grills to prevent breakage. Your feed room should have a solid, hinged door that is horse-proof and rodent-proof. If there’s a gap between the floor and the bottom of the door, tack or nail a rubber strip along the bottom of the door so that it sweeps along just above the floor, to provide a rodent-proof seal. If you do not have a separate room for feed, make sure that the container you keep your feed in is not accessible to hungry or mischievous horses — and that it is rodent-proof. Keep your feed bins and pails clean; use up old feed from the bottom before starting a new bag. Check the expiration dates on your horse’s medications, de-wormers and feed supplements from time to time, and toss those that are outdated. If your barn is unheated (as most are) take medications and liquids into the house that might freeze in the barn during the winter. By taking the time to keep your turnout in good repair, and your barn tidy and well-organized, you’ll rest assured that your horse is safe and secure and sheltered from the from the cold and inclement weather of winter.

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Another landmark day for the beef business in New York Dec. 3 was another landmark day for the beef business in New York. Trowbridge Farms held another Customer Preconditioned Feeder Calf Sale in Canandaigua, NY, in conjunction with the regular Finger Lakes feeder calf sale. At the top of the market were these vaccinated calves from Trowbridge customers at $1.43 per pound. Cattle feeders have long known the value of Trowbridge sourced, vaccinated cattle, and this market has again shown that demand.

Grain marketing webinar Jan. 18 A fast paced, fact based, interactive webinar series has been designed to keep you informed on the current state of the corn and soybean markets on the East Coast. In addition to the sharing of market news and trends, this educational series features a “marketing strategy lesson” twice each month. An additional component of this activity that many farmers enjoy is the ability to participate in the Commodity Challenge market simulation. We have a specific challenge set up for webinar participants. The Commodity Challenge is a time tested, web based grain marketing “competition.” Farmers have the opportunity to practice marketing strategies without really risking anything put their pride. Each participant receives: • Access to the twice monthly interactive webinars; • Access to recorded and archived webinars for review at any time; • Use of the exclusive Commodity Challenge marketing game for this series; • Opportunity to compete for the Commodity Challenge awards; and • John Hall's weekly grain market commentary delivered via e-mail. For additional program details and registration information check http://goo.gl/mqQS2 or contact John Berry, johnberry@psu.edu, 610-391-9840.

This event is one of many things that make up the well known Trowbridge customer service program. Preceding the sale, on Friday night, Dec. 2, Trowbridge Farms also hosted an educational seminar for customers and friends, with more than 30 people in attendance. Topics included a presentation from Phil Trowbridge on

how to score feet and udders in cattle. The Trowbridge family thanks all who participated in the weekend events, and look forward to seeing breeders at their upcoming producer meetings throughout the spring, and their annual bull sale on May 5, 2012. More information is always posted at www.TrowbridgeFarms.com.

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Crop insurance has been paying claims to those who suffered losses this year. Did you get yours? Buying crop insurance is a task that requires a knowledgeable purchaser, careful crafting to your farm operation and a well-informed, responsive crop insurance agent.

While selected counties have crop insurance available for some crops, a written agreement can be requested from your crop insurance agent for most coverage anywhere in NYS, if you have experience growing the crop or similar crop. Crop insurance changes every year. Take another look. Soybean coverage is now available in 38 counties (all counties, with a written agreement), hay and pasture are now available statewide, pilot contract-grown fresh market green beans crop insurance is now available in 9 counties (but not other counties, since it is a pilot program). CAT coverage is minimum crop insurance - and usually not sufficient to cover your cost of production, farm loan payments and replacement costs. Run the numbers and then insure to stay in business in the event of a crop failure. Deadlines for purchasing or modifying a number of crop insurance policies: Onions February 1 Most Spring Planted Field Crops and Vegetables March 15 AGR-Lite (for first time buyers) March 15 (renewals Jan 31)

Contact a crop insurance agent to help you evaluate your risk exposure in all areas of your operation and create a risk management plan. If you don’t have a crop insurance agent, lists are available on the web at http://www3.rma.usda.gov/apps/agents/.

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consider providing training to first responders in livestock safety and emergency response • A recommendation that those farms designated as “Wholesalers” as opposed to “Direct Marketers also be allowed to apply for disaster funding through the Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund • Complimenting State Agencies for being flexible with deadlines, permits and reporting requirements in the wake of recent disasters “Governor Cuomo and his staff as well as the entire state workforce deserve tremendous credit for their tremendously helpful response to the recent storms,” said Julie Suarez, Director of Public Policy for New York Farm Bureau. “The fact that 97 percent of all roads and bridges are now accessible and communities are receiving funds to assist recovery efforts, is a testament to their dedication and persistence. Moving forward New York Farm Bureau will continue to work with all of the stakeholders to complete the recovery process.”


by Lynne Finnerty Two recent news reports contained troubling year-end news for farm families. Farmland values are booming. Minnesota farmland prices are nearly 30 percent higher than a year ago, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. It’s a similar catastrophe in Iowa where, an Iowa State University survey shows, high corn and soybean prices have driven average farmland values to a new record of almost $7,000 per acre. I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t that good news for farmland owners?”

Well, yes, it is good news. That is, unless the farm family patriarch or matriarch dies after December 2012, when current estate tax relief will end. Higher farmland values mean that more people will face the difficult task of figuring out how to pay the estate tax and keep the farm in the family — without having to sell land or other assets needed to farm. Estate tax relief would have expired last year, but Congress passed a bill to set the exemption at $5 million and the top tax rate at 35 percent for two years. Unless Congress extends the exemp-

tion and rates, or even better, eliminates the estate tax, a $1 million exemption and a top tax rate of 55 percent will kick in on Jan. 1, 2013. Farm families will be outside the exemption on as few as 143 acres in Iowa, where the average farm size is about 330 acres. In Minnesota, the transfer of just 166 acres from one generation to the next will come with a tax bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars. For all the talk these days about buying local food from family farmers, you’d think that keeping farms in the family would be a top priority for Con-

gress. But if estate tax relief expires, then it’s almost certain that some of today’s farm families will be selling land rather than selling corn and tomatoes at the local farmers’ market or grain at the local elevator. Some are able to avoid the tax through savvy planning. But, the cost of estate tax planning, an ongoing endeavor due to changes in farm structure and tax law, is a heavy burden on a farmer’s bottom line in a time of high production costs. While farm income rose 28 percent this year, production expenses rose 12 percent to $320 billion.

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation Some agricultural experts warn that increases in costs for feed, fertilizer and fuel — and land — could outpace increases in farm income after 2013, due to the cyclical nature of crop profitability. They advise farmers and ranchers to save now for the rainy days ahead, something that’s easier to do if you don’t have to pay lawyers and estate tax planners. Today’s record-breaking farmland values should indeed be good news for farmers, but the threat of estate taxes to their families’ ability to

continue their agricultural heritage puts a damper on things. Farmland values combined with the expiration of estate tax relief and the aging of America’s farmers and ranchers forecast a perfect storm that could leave fewer farms in business to feed their communities and our nation. Congress needs to take action early next year to stop this gathering storm. Lynne Finnerty is editor of FBNews, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s official newspaper.

Year end accounting on your dairy farm by Peggy Murray, Farm Business Mgt. Educator (Lewis County) The year 2011 is winding down, crops have been harvested and equipment is being put away for the year. Now is the time to take a look at the financial side of your business. Fine tune your accounting system and make sure that it is up to date and meets the needs of your busi-

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by Phoebe Hall Visiting grandkids Five of our grandkids were here for a visit last week and Grandpa took them out for awhile, keeping them busy most of the afternoon. They came in all excited. Grandpa did this and that, I finally got to the meat of all their jabbering. Grandpa had taken a ladder and one of the oldest grandsons had helped him cut down the wasp nest in the tree by the wood heater. They thought they’d struck gold! I disagreed. There could have been a few wasps still alive in the old nest, but there weren’t, although I’m still not

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through March. The Calf Health and Management Workshop will focus on calf care for animals from birth through 6 months of age. Colostrum management, calf health, vaccines for calves and younger heifers, calf and weaned calf housing, and calf and weaned calf nutrition are among the topics to be explored. Animal well-being issues will also be discussed. The Heifer Management Workshop explores all factors necessary to effectively and efficiently manage a successful heifer program. The emphasis is on animal wellbeing as it relates to management of heifer nutrition, health and vaccination programs, reproduction and synchronization, and housing systems. “These workshops are for managers or employees who manage, care and feed calves and heifers,” explains Dr. Jud Heinrichs, professor of dairy and animal science at Penn State, who will be one of the workshop instructors. “Calves and heifers are the future of a dairy farm and their health growth, and well-being are important to the success of the dairy.” Other workshop instructors include Dr. Ernest Hovingh, Dr. Robert Van Saun, and Dr. David Wolfgang, Penn State Extension veterinarians; and John Tyson and Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension engineers. Each one-day workshop will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on these dates at the following sites: Calf Health and Management Workshop • Mifflin County: Jan. 24, Penns Valley Christian Retreat, McVeytown, PA; and • Blair County: Jan. 31,

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ones they have been told and probably shouldn’t have been? This week as I was waiting for my husband to come out from the chiropractor, I saw a couple who are a little older than we are that we’ve known for years, walking into the office. My husband had been fussing with rambunctious animals in the barnyard, which made for another trip to the chiropractor. I don’t know who will retire first, my husband or the chiropractor, but I know who should. When this other couple entered the office, my husband smiled and asked them if they had milked cows for a living. They didn’t recognize him, so both the wife and husband smiled. “Who is that?” he heard the husband mumble, and she answered, “I have no idea.” “We share the same


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New York Farm Safety Program increases rebate to farmers by $100, to $865 Farmer hotline open at 877ROPS-R4U COOPERSTOWN, NY — In late October, livestock farmer Edward Machuga had a large tree limb he had just cut spring back at him as he sat on his tractor. The limb stuck his rollbar, and Machuga walked away unharmed. He had recently installed a rollover protective structure (ROPS) on his tractor through a life-saving program sponsored by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH). “That limb sprung up from the bottom, came across and caught that bar, otherwise I don’t know what it would have done to me,” Machuga said. “It was a good thing that I had that protection on my tractor. My grandson drives it all the time so I feel safer that he has the rollbar, and I feel safer too,” he adds. Machuga, of Bradford, NY, is in the process of retrofitting his third John Deere tractor through the ROPS Program. NYCAMH’s New York State Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) Rebate Program has successfully targeted the leading cause of death on farms — tractor overturns. Now in its sixth year, NYCAMH refunds farmers 70 percent of the cost of installing a roll

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Trucks Anti-truck groups seek to dismantle successful safety regulation ARLINGTON, VA — In advance of the Nov. 30 hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves questioned the aims of groups pressing the federal government to dismantle a successful regulation. “Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration first revised the hours-of-service rules in 2004, a coalition of advocacy groups and organized labor, abetted by their political allies have tried through lobbying and litigation to undo what has proven to be a

successful regulation,” Graves said. “Since these rules went into effect, fatal crashes involving large trucks are down 32 percent, even as truck miles traveled have increased. These rules are working, so we have to ask: what part of success troubles these groups? “It is apparent to us that since these crusaders cannot win an argument on the merits, as shown in analysis after analysis of FMCSA’s proposal, they now are attempting to use our country’s weak economy as a wedge, arguing for this rule simply because it will reduce productivity and create driving jobs,” Graves said.

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“What this rule will do, if enacted as proposed, is force fleets to put even more trucks on the road, which elevates the risk of a crash. ATA will not support rules that create more exposure to crashes for professional drivers or for the motoring public.” ATA estimates that if enacted, these new rules will reduce productivity by a minimum of 5 percent, which artificially creates a need for at least 115,000 additional trucks to haul the nation’s freight. These trucks will need to travel an estimated five billion miles to deliver their goods and, given the most recent crash rates, could lead to an additional 52 fatal crashes, and nearly 900 injury crashes. “By baselessly cutting the productivity of the industry, these alleged cham-

pions of safety will, by forcing thousands of additional drivers and vehicles onto the highway, make our roads less safe,” Graves said. “The highway is our workplace, and we have a vested interest in making it safer for everyone. If compelling evidence existed that the changes these groups want would increase safety, we would embrace it. However, the FMCSA itself said in its proposal the safety benefits of this rule do not outweigh the costs. “Rules should be written based on sound data and research, not the theories of outside interest groups. We hope and trust the factual record, and not politics will guide policymakers as they complete their review of this rule,” Graves said.

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more than 800 million gallons produced through October. It is possible that the year-end volumes could approach 1 billion gallons. There is still the possibility that Congress, as it has done in the past, could enact a retroactive tax extenders package next year. The biodiesel tax credit lapsed in 2010, resulting in a significant drop in production, job losses and some plant closings. Eventually, it was extended retroactively for 2010 and through 2011. Leaders in both parties have indicat-

ed a desire to consider a tax extenders package early in 2012. Another positive sign is that a draft package of tax extenders, recently circulated by Senate leaders, includes the biodiesel incentive. For this reason, the American Soybean Association (ASA) will continue to urge Congress to come together on a bi-partisan basis to extend the biodiesel tax credit early next year. ASA, along with the National Biodiesel Board and our biodiesel industry partners, will continue to stress the positive economic impact the

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New FMCSA report shows continued, marked improvements in trucking safety American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves praised the efforts of the nation’s truck drivers, safety directors and law enforcement officers for their contribution to the continued progress in the industry’s safety record. “Based on the latest report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal crashes involving a large truck have fallen 31 percent from 2007 to 2009 and crashes resulting in injury have fallen 30 percent,” Graves said

following a review of FMCSA’s 2009 Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, recently posted on FMCSA’s website. In addition, the report says the large truck fatal crash rate fell to 1.0 crashes per 100 million miles in 2009 from 1.1 crashes per 100 million miles traveled in 2008. Since 2000, the fatal crash rate for large trucks has fallen 54.5 percent — more than twice as much as the passenger vehicle fatal crash rate, which dropped just 25 percent — in the same time period.

“These safety gains,” Graves said, “are the result of many things, sensible regulation, improvements in technology, slower more fuel efficient driving, the dedication of professional drivers and safety directors as well as more effective enforcement techniques that look at all the factors involved in crashes, not just a select few.” Graves also chided FMCSA for not doing more to share this good news about trucking’s safety progress. “These results deserve to be heralded

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ATA asks OMB to consider if ‘legitimate’ reasons exist for hours change American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves, in a letter to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office

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Those findings come from a single study that the researchers themselves said was not enough to answer all the questions surrounding the rule’s effect on safety. “An objective read makes clear that this single study is insufficient to justify a policy change,” Graves said, comparing the need for more research to the Obama administration’s recent decision to delay approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in lieu of further study. “Critical highway safety policy decisions by our government deserve no less scrutiny and understanding by government policymakers and the public than environmental and energy decisions,” Graves said.

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Team mac ‘n’ cheese with holiday leftovers Macaroni and cheese is, without doubt, one of America’s most popular comfort foods. It’s quite adaptable and can be served as a festive side to roast beef, lamb or pork, chicken or turkey. It’s also the perfect partner to enjoy with that leftover holiday ham, and travels well, too, for tailgate or bring-a-dish gatherings. Its roots here are in the South, and was first served at a White House dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson. His cousin Mary Randolph help to popularize it with a mention in her cookbook “The Virginia Housewife,” published in 1824. The macaroni dish featured here is simple to prepare using a mixture of three distinct cheeses, and has an incredible rich, creamy texture, thanks to a combination of Jarlsberg and American cheese. The fresh goat cheese adds just the right touch of delicious tangy flavor. While a curly pasta version is pictured, you also can use classic elbow. With so many tasty possibilities, don’t feel limited to the variations suggested below.

until coated; mix in diced cheese. 4. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with buttered breadcrumbs. If desired, sprinkle with additional paprika. Bake 30 minutes or until center is bubbly-hot and crumbs are golden. Serves 8 to 10. VARIATIONS When combining pasta with cheese sauce, fold in: • 2 cups cooked small shrimp or shredded cooked chicken (or 1 can of tuna) with 1 cup frozen petite peas. • 2 cups small cubes of chorizo, kielbasa or ham, with 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes. Instead of buttered breadcrumb topping, use crushed, lightly salted tortilla chips. • 2 cups small broccoli florets and 1 cup each (cooked, well drained) lean, chopped beef and chopped mushrooms. • 2 cups cooked crumbled bacon or prosciutto and 1/4 cup fig jam. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

2 cups (8 ounces) elbow macaroni or other curly pasta 1/2 stick butter, divided 1/3 cup unseasoned fine dry breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon paprika 3 tablespoons flour 3 cups milk 1 4-ounce log soft Chevrai (unripened goat cheese) 2 cups coarsely shredded Jarlsberg cheese 1 cup diced American cheese 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 2-quart round ovenproof casserole dish. Cook pasta until al dente; transfer to colander and drain. 2. In same pasta pot over very low heat, melt butter; remove from heat. Measure off 2 tablespoons butter and, in small bowl, combine with breadcrumbs and paprika. Set aside. 3. Return pot to heat. Blend in flour and simmer until bubbly (1 minute). Gradually whisk in milk, goat cheese and shredded Jarlsberg. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture is creamy-smooth and thickens slightly. Return pasta to pot and toss

‘Tis the season to receive delicious food gifts such as sausage, cheese and hams, says Londa Nwadike, the University of Vermont Extension food safety specialist. If you receive a gift of food this holiday season, ensure quality and safety by following the storage guidelines listed below. • Cans or jars of meat: Check the label to determine if refrigeration is required. If so, it can generally be refrigerated for six to nine months unopened. If refrigeration is not required, the unopened product can be stored for up to two years (However, the sooner you consume it, the better the quality will be.) After opening, you can store the product safely in the refrigerator for three to four days. • Country ham: If unsliced, dry-cured ham is shelfstable for one year. If sliced, ham may be refrigerated for two to three months. Once cooked, it can be refrigerated for three to five days. • Sausage: Dry fermented sausage that is NOT labeled “keep refrigerated” can be stored unopened at room temperature for four to six weeks or in the refrigerator for up to six months. Once opened, sausage will keep about two weeks in the refrigerator. If the package says “refrigerate,” keep the product refrigerated and use it within three weeks once opened. • Turkey: Frozen uncooked turkey can be stored in

Three cheese macaroni

A handy guide to storage of food gifts the freezer for up to six months without loss of quality or safety. Otherwise, refrigerate for use within one to two days. • Game birds: If raw, store in the refrigerator no more than one or two days before cooking, or three days after cooking. Frozen birds will keep up to one year in the freezer. • Cheese: Most hard or processed cheeses can be safely stored unopened for three to six months in the refrigerator and three to four months if opened. • Nuts: Refrigerate after opening to preserve freshness and prevent rancidity. Nuts also may be frozen for up to a year after opening to retain quality and freshness.

Madison County Dairy Princess Emily Livermore was recently at the Share-A-Caring Christmas presented by Nye Ford in Oneida, NY. Livermore partnered with WMCR and handed out goodies to the crowd such as cookies, cheese, pizza, milk, and oranges. Livermore also talked with the crowd and the people listening on the radio about the importance of 3every-day of dairy. Livermore would also like to remind everyone at home to make sure to get their 3-every-day of milk, cheese, and yogurt. Photo courtesy of Emily Livermore

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FOR SALE: Feeder calves, Angus-Irish black cross, all natural 6-8 months old, call Riverside Cattle Farm. 716-569-3484.(NY)

ROUND BALES, 4x5 grass hay, $40, $30 based on cutting, quantity discounts, dry barn, stored, never wet. 518-6386370.(NY)

HAY FOR SALE: 1st cutting Timothy mix, no rain, $2.50 per bale. 518-725-6309.(NY)

WANTED: Discharge conveyor for mixer wagon, hydraulic driven, at least 33” wide, any condition. 716-913-3008.(NY) WANTED: WTB Vermeer bale wrapper and New Holland Disc Mower. Y’all call anytime. 276-988-9654.(VA) BABY DOLL Southdown ewes, 5 total, 1 ram, $150 ea. 607-263-2409.(NY)

JAMESWAY direct express 18” smooth belt, 60’ long with incline and motor, $2,000; Balzer 1016a silage table, $6,000. 585-969-2204.(NY)

CAT 3208, Claus rims, 1700 loadstar, AC cultivator, Oliver 1650 for parts, or whole, 2 horse mowers, 2 mills. 607-849-3856.(NY)

EARLy 50s gas pump, gulf tokiem #39, tall, older, restoration, excellent condition, $1,600, cash only, firm. 315-2520360.(NY)

WANTED: Need a farmer in Central NY interested in raising lambs. 518-3324171.(NY)

OLDER BELGIAN mere, kid broke, price to sell, to good home only, makes good produce horse! 315-858-9236.(NY)

FRENCH ALPINE REG. buck, www.freewebs.com/mayrholm, Price $300, Kids due in spring 2012. 315-6368835.(NY)

MANY IH 1066s, 1466s, fender and cab tractors $6,500 - $12,000. 340 dual baler w/ bale spear, nice, $1,500; 518-6772854.(NY)

FARM MARKET, 27 acres, two large buildings, house, on State Road new state park, needs TLC, lots of potential, $130,000. 585-493-2398.(NY)

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AUCTION SECTION and MARKET REPORTS Connecting students to their watershed The Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program offers grants up to $3,000 to groups organizing and implementing watershed

and forestry-related field trips to the New York City water supply watersheds. These grants are open to any organization, community group,

TRACTORS Case IH 9110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville CAT D4H LGP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen Ford 8N w/Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 555B WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 2840 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 7930 Lease return . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 4010 w/Loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5510 w/540 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville AC CA 2btm/cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville AC 200 w/ cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,900 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 4230 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5325 2WD/Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5065M w/553. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen NH TD95 Cab, MFWD, loader . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . Fultomville COMPACT TRACTORS MF 1220 w/mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,595. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 110 TLB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 750 w/ldr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 750 w/67 ldr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900. . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 2305 w/ldr & deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 850 w/cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500. . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 855 w/cab, & loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,800 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1600 wam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 3720 w/blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,900. . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 4410 w/420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham Kioti DK455 TLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000. . . . . . . . . . Goshen Kubota L39 TLB, canopy . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,400. . . . . . . Clifton Park Kubota L5450 loader/backhoe . . . . . . . . $21,000. . . . . . . . . Chatham NH TC45D cab/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen NH TZ25DA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900. . . . . . . . . . Goshen SKID STEER / CONSTRUCTION 72” Sweepster Broom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200. . . . . . . . . Chatham 78” Skidsteer Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 236 cab, heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH L170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville MOWERS CONDITIONERS Gehl DC2414 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham NH 477 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900. . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 925 Moco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn FC 302 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville HAY AND FORAGE Claas 870 SPF H w/Heads . . . . . . . . . $169,500 . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH Flail Chopper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller Pro Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville (2) JD 74 Rakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville

4th-12th grade classroom, or other entity within New York City or the upstate regions of the Catskill/Delaware and Croton watersheds.

In 2011, 14 schools and community organizations planned and explored the watersheds through bus tours. Some organizations made solo

Double Rake Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller Pro Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller 1416 merger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,500 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 385 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 714 Forage Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3960 forage harv., base unit . . . . . . . . $3,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3970 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 735 Moco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Gehl 860 w/2R 6’ po . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Gehl 1470 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham NH 166 inverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Pequea Fluffer 81⁄2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Fahr KH500 Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Vicon 4 Star Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200. . . . . . . . . . Goshen Kuhn 500 Disc Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham Krone 550 Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Krone 552 Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville PLANTING / TILLAGE Brillion 18’ Harrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 220 disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Taylorway 16’ disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 12’ BWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Brillion Seeder 10’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,600 . . . . . Schaghticoke IH 710 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200 . . . . . Schaghticoke IH II Shank Chisel 5700. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,600 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1450 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2000 6 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville BALERS NH 326 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,900 . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 316 baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen Hesston 560. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston Rounder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Krone 1500 Rd baler, Knives. . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville MISCELLANEOUS HARDI 210 3pt Sprayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville POLARIS RAZOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 165 Spreader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 245 loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 666R corn HD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 6600 combine w/215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 7000 Series 3 pt./PTO, front hitch . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville H&S 125 spreader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Great Bend loader for JD 7000’s . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Bush Hog 4 ft. mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $850. . . . . . . . . Chatham 7’Loader blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $875 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Landpride 7’ HD Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900 . . . . . Schaghticoke Frontier 7’ HD back blade, hyd Angle . . . $1,850 . . . . . Schaghticoke Woods 1035 backhoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,650. . . . . . . . . Chatham Woods RB72 rear blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425. . . . . . . . . Chatham

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trips, like the teens at Rocking the Boat and their visit to the Ashokan Center last January. Other groups introduced their community to another. 4th graders at Stamford Central School partnered with PS 33 to connect upstate and downstate students around a watershedbased theme — clean drinking water and how it gets from one place to another. Teachers are encouraged to download the online application due Jan. 15. Funding for the bus tour program is provided by DEP and U.S. Forest Service. If

you are a teacher interested in planning a visit to the New York City watershed region to learn how New York City water quality is influenced by the working landscapes miles away, visit the Watershed Forestry Bus Tour web page or contact Jessica Olenych of Common Ground Educational Consulting at 845586-1600.

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Progressive Agriculture Organization visits Washington, D.C. Officials of the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag), were in Washington, D.C. in mid-December conferring with several members of the Agriculture states of various members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as meeting with different individual members of Congress. The officials had high level meetings with the staffs of Senator Stabenow (DMI), Senator Harkin (D-Iowa), Senator Roberts (R-KS), Senator Leahy (D-VT), Senator Gillibrand (D-NY), and Senator Reid (D-NE). Senator Harry Reid is the leader of the U.S. Senate. The officials also had high level meetings with Agriculture staff members of members of Congress including: Collin Peterson (D-MN), Louise

Slaughter (D-NY), Tom Marino (R-PA), Richard Hanna (R-NY), and Chris Gibson (R-NY). Arden Tewksbury, Manager of ProAg, stated, “There is growing concern in Washington D.C. concerning the financial crisis facing the majority of dairy farmers across the United States. However, it is very evident that thousands of dairy farmers need to speak up and let their Senators and members of Congress know what should be done to correct the crisis. Pro-Ag and the National Family Farm coalition are moving forward with S-1640, the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011. While S-1640 has been obtaining additional support from many farm organizations, the Pro-Ag officials re-

alize that more support for S-1640 must be obtained. The question is, do you dairy farmers want to have your milk price based on the cost of producing milk, or do you

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While U.S. corn production this past year was impacted by several major weather-related events that cut acres and yield, taking a broader look shows how grain demands can be met by taking into account overseas production. This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is reporting record global corn, wheat and rice production. “We always hold that, no matter the challenge we face, the global marketplace will respond to make sure all needs are covered,” said National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer. “When our production is reduced, we appreciate that other options are available for some of our end users. We live in a diverse and global marketplace and it’s important to support and expand trade, whether

through pushing for beneficial trade agreements or improving outdated transportation infrastructure.” In its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, USDA notes that global corn production this year is projected at a new record high of 867.5 million tons. A 3.5-millionton decline in the United States was more than offset by a 43.4-million-ton increase in foreign corn production. Global wheat production this year is projected at a record 689 million tons, up more than 37 million from last year, and rice production worldwide is projected at a record 460.8 million tons, up 11 million tons from 2010. Source: NCGA News of the Day: Monday, Dec. 12

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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, December 26 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 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 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Cull cows ave. .65 top cow .76 wt. 1670# $1269.20, Bulls up to .80, bull calves top $1.58. Lambs up to $2.02, Goats $250.00, piglets up to $32.50. 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, 315322-3500, 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, December 27 • 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, 800-321-3211.

Wednesday, December 28 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 9:30 AM: Tuscaloosa, AL. Large Logging, Construction, Truck Tractors, Dump & Utility Trucks, Support Equipment Auction. Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc., 315633-2944, 315-633-9544 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regu-

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lar livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 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. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041

Thursday, December 29 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585584-3033 • 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,

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Friday, December 30 • 10:00 AM: 398 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich, NY (Washington Co. Fairgrounds). Rental Returns of New Holland, Kobelco, Cat Construction Equipment, Support, Attachments, Trucks & Trailers. Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc., 315-633-2944, 315-633-9544

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 • 9:00 AM: 5253 Rt. 364, corner of Upper Hill Rd., 1 mi. E of Middlesex, NY. Melvin & Joan Bodine Retirement Auction. Farm is sold, selling farm equipment and shop tools. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.htm

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To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 • 12:30 PM: 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. A group of Jersey & Jersey X steers.Misc. & Small Animals. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com

Saturday, January 7 • 9:30 AM: Pittsburgh, PA. Very Large Job Completion Auction for Fleischner Excavation. Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc., 315-633-2944, 315-633-9544 • 10:00 AM: 3517 Railroad Ave., Alexander, NY. Z&M Ag & Turf Auction. Public Auction Sale of Farm Tractors, Machinery, Landscape, Tools, Lawn Tractor & Mowers. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585243-1563. www.teitsworth.com

dairy’s. Outstanding cattle all ages. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com

Thursday, January 12 • Portland, OR. Major Job Completion Auction. Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc., 315633-2944, 315-633-9544

Monday, January 16 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin) . Monthly Lamb, Sheep, Goat & Pig Sale. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com

Monday, January 9

Wednesday, January 18

• 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. 2 groups reg. cattle from overstocked

• 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. Empire Livestock Market-

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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Friday, January 20

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Saturday, March 31

• 12:00 Noon: 73 West First Ave., Windsor, PA. Public Auction of Windsor Meat Market. Operating business with retail meat sales & custom slaughtering. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 or 610-6628149 www.leamanauctions.com

• Cobleskill, NY. 31st Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com

Saturday, January 21

Saturday, April 14

• 10:00 AM: Gray’s Connecticut Valley Indoor Auction, White River Junction, VT. Townline Equipment Sales Used Equipment Auction. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., 8027852161

• Syracuse, NY. New York Spring Holstein Sale. Held in conjunction with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com

Monday, February 6 • Kissimmee, FL. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 info@yoderandfrey.com www.yoderandfrey.com

Saturday, February 11 • 9:30 AM: Penn Yan, NY. Farm Machinery & farm smalls plus a few household goods for Ivan & Verna Zimmerman. L.W. Horst Auctioneer, 315-536-0954

Saturday, March 24

Saturday, April 21 • Quarryville, PA. Wea-Land Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Landis Weaver & Family, Owners. Co-managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com

Saturday, July 21

• Atglen, PA. The Gala at Glen Valley II. Hosted by Glen Valley Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226, daveramasr@cattlex-

• Middleburgh, NY. Reflections of Maple Downs Sale. Hosted by Maple Downs Farm II. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com

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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT December 19, 2011 Calves: 45-60# .18-.22; 6175# .35-.45; 76-90# .55-.60; 91-105# .70-.75; 106# & up .80-.85. Farm Calves: .9250-.1.0250 Started Calves: .25-.32 Veal Calves: .65-1.15 Open Heifers: .55-1 Beef Heifers: .68-.86 Feeder Steers: .71-1.10 Beef Steers: .60-.84 Stock Bull: 72.50-95 Beef Bull: .73-.79 Boars: 10-11 Butcher Hogs: one at 1.30 Feeder Pigs (ea): .65-.90 Sheep (ea): 62-170 Lambs (ea): 135-230 Goats (ea): 95-165 Kid Goats (ea): 57-120 Canners: up to 65.50 Cutters: 66.50-70 Utility: 71-74.25 Rabbits: 5-22 Chickens: 6-36 Ducks: 3-26 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT December 19, 2011 Cattle: 170 Calves: 207 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 70-79; Boners 80-85% lean 69-82; Lean 8590% lean 45-73.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bul.s 92-125# 70-140; 80-92# 7090; Vealers 100-120# 65-75; 90-100# 55-75; 80-90# 5575; 70-80# 50-67.50; 60-70# 30-59. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA December 14, 2011 Cows: Canners 44-61; Cutters 61.50-70; Util 71-80.50. Steers: Ch 118-121.50; Sel 100-118.50; Hols. 90-93. Heifers: Ch 114-120.50; Sel 91-117; Hols. 55-84.50. Calves: 5-82/ea. Feeders: 15-111 Sheep: 41-100 Lambs: 105-200 Goats: 48-201/ea. Kids: 5-150/ea. Sows: 40 Boars: 25 Hogs: 51-76/ea. Feeder Pigs: 37-64/ea. Chickens: 2-14 Rabbits: 2.50-13 Ducks: 1.50-18.50 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA No report NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA December 20, 2011 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 10-28; 61-75# 15-60; 76-95# 30-75; 96-105# 30-75; 106# & up 30-40. Farm Calves: 80-175/cwt Feeders: 36-85/cwt Heifers: 38/cwt Canners: 25-61.50/cwt

Cutters: 62-73.50/cwt Utility: 74-80/cwt Sows: 25-49/cwt Hogs: 31/cwt Boars: 13.50-17/cwt Pigs: 11-48 ea. Lambs: 125-300/cwt Sheep: 40-125/cwt Goats: 62.50-185 ea. Rabbits: 1-19 ea. Poultry: .50-13.50 ea. Hay: 11 lots, 1.60-6.30/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ December 20, 2011 Livestock Report: 47 Calves .11-1.30, Avg .63; 48 Cows .30-.82.5, Avg .65; 9 Easy Cows .34.5-.60, Avg .49; 23 Feeders 300-500# .40-1.18, Avg .85; 9 Heifers .46.5-.96, Avg .75; 11 Bulls .58-.85, Avg .76; 21 Steers .31-.99, Avg .75; 4 Hogs .56.58.5, Avg .57; 7 Roasting Pigs (ea) 13-18, Avg 41.78; 7 Sows .45-.52, Avg .50; 34 Sheep .02-1.58, Avg .88; 28 Lambs (ea) 30-82.50, Avg 75.43, 100 (/#) .50-2.66, Avg 1.79; 11 Goats (ea) 65-145, Avg 103.60; 13 Kids (ea) 65132.50, Avg 72.88; 18 Hides (ea) 3-11, Avg 4.67; 2 Llamas 65-120, Avg 92.50. Total 392. Poultry & Egg Report: Heavy Fowl (/#) .40-.60; Pullets (ea) 13.50; Roosters (/#) .50-1.50; Bunnies (ea) 1-4; Rabbits (/#) 1.50-4.10; Pigeons (ea) 2-3; Guineas (ea) 10. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.65; Brown Jum XL 1.901.95; L 1.89; M 1.15. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 15 Mixed 2.60-3.90; 3 Timothy 3.60-4.20; 15 Grass 2.804.10; 8 Mulch 1.70-2.60; 3 Oats 2.50-2.60; 2 Wheat Straw 2-4; 1 Rye Straw 3.10; 1 Corn Screening 8.75. Total 48. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY December 15, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. ..30-1; Grower Bulls over 92# .501.25; 80-92# .40-.85. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .64-.78; Lean .45-.63; Hvy Beef .62.80. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 700-1500; Springing Cows 750-1400; Springing Hfrs. 800-1350; Bred Hfrs. 700-1100; Fresh Hfrs. 600-1300; Open Hfrs. 300-800; Started Hfrs. 100300. Beef (/#): Feeders .40-.95; Hols. Sel .80-.90. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market .75-1.50; Slaughter Sheep .30-.55. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-170; Nannies 70-100; Kids 20-80.

CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY December 13, 2011 Calves (/#): .Hfrs. 30-1; Grower Bulls over 92# .501.25; 80-92# .50-.80. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .60-.78; Lean .45-.62; Hvy. Beef .55.78. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 600-1400; Springing Cows 750-1350; Springing Hfrs. 800-1300; Bred Hfrs. 650-1100; Fresh Hfrs. 800-1350; Open Hfrs. 300-700; Started Hfrs. 100400; Service Bulls 300-900. Beef (/#): Feeders .50-1.06. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder 1.60-2.30; Market 1.50-2; Slaughter Sheep .30-.75. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-200; Nannies 50-100; Kids 20-75. Swine (/#): Feeder Pig (/hd) 15-35. CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY December 19, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# .95-1.40; 80-92# .65-.80; Bob Veal .55-.62. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .77.7550; Lean .64-.69; Hvy. Beef Bulls .78. Beef (/price): Feeders 111116. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.50-1.70; Slaughter Sheep .58-.64. Goats (/#): Billies 1.10-1.30; Nannies .75-.90; Kids .65.80. Swine (/#): Feeder Pig (ea) 40. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY December 14, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1.70; Grower Bulls over 92# 11.375; 80-92# .975-1; Bob Veal .20-.50. Cull Cows (/#): Gd. .635.755; Lean .60-.75; Hvy. Beef Bulls .795-.835. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Open Hfrs. 550-710. Beef (/#): Feeders .50-1.37; Beef Ch .95-1.25; Hols. Ch .85-1.02. Goats (/#): Kids .80-1.25. Swine (/#): Hog .51-.56. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY December 19, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Bull over 92# 1.10-1.60; 80-92# .751.15; Bob Veal .10-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .66-.76; Lean .58-.67; Hvy. Beef .68.71. Beef (/#): Feeders .70-.86; Hols. Ch .94-1.04; Sel .82.89. Goats (/hd): Billies 120-160; Nannies 60-90. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY December 19, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .70-1.30; Grower Bulls over 92# .801.70; 80-92# .65-1.10; Bob Veal .25-.53. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .63-.79;

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Lean .55-.72; Hvy. Beef .75.855. Beef (/#): Feeders .80-1.40. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY December 19, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# .90-1.425; 80-92# .40-1.10; Bob Veal .30-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .67-.79; Lean .59-.70. Beef (/#): Hols. Ch .88-.98. Goats (/hd): Nannies 132.50 BATH MARKET Bath, NY December 13, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .80-1; Grower Bulls over 92# 1.101.35; 80-92# .70-1; Bob Veal .20-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .66-.74; Lean .58-.65; Hvy. Beef Bulls .68-.70. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY December 21, 2011 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 62-82; Canners/Cutters 45-78; HY Util 63-80. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95110# 40-67.50; 80-95# 3565; 60-80# 30-60. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 70-160; 80-95# 65-157; 70-80# 60-90; Hfr calves 80-172. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 110-126; Sel 95-108; Hols. Ch grain fed 88-103; Sel 7884. Hogs: Slgh. US 1-3 63; Feeders US 1-3 15. Lambs: Market Ch 80-100# 165. Slaughter Sheep: M 70; Rams Ch over 130# 75. Goats (/hd): L Nannies 82.50-160. FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY December 16, 2011 Hay: 50-170, 1st cut; 165305, 2nd cut; 265, 3rd cut. Straw: 135-230 Firewood: 35-45 Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp!

FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY December 19, 2011 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .60-.76; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .65-.80. Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# .80-1.58; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. under 100# 1. Lambs: 30-70# 1.47-2.02; 75# & up 1.65-1.80; Cull Sheep .5250-.60. Piglets: 27.50-32.50. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA December 14, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1168-1534# 117-122; Sel 1-2 1186-1466# 105.50-115.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1266-1426# 116.50-120; Sel 1-2 1105-1192# 103.50-111. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 77.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 7275.50; Boners 80-85% lean 69-72, lo dress 63-65; Lean 85-90% lean 62.50-67, hi dress 69, lo dress 59-61. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11722016# 74-75; YG 2 11301700# 66.50-71. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 300-400# 143-144; 600-700# 112.50-120; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-400# 108-119; 500-700# 95-107.50; Bulls M&L 1 400500# 135-139; M&L 2 500600# 105.50-114. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95120# 105-112.50; No. 2 90-130# 90-102.50; No. 3 90-120# 47.50-77.50. Vealers: 65-120# 17.50-40. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Giltsd 45-50% lean 382# 79; Sows US 1-3 300-500# 4047; Boars 500-700# 2224.50. Feeder Pigs: 60# 46/hd; 110-150# 45-60/cwt. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-2 60-80# 170-185; Gd & Ch 23 40-70# 152.50-165; Year-

lings 116136# 91-131; Ewes Util 1-2 152-294# 48-70. Slaughter Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 2 40-50# 87.50; Nannies Sel 1 95-100# 102.50-104; Sel 3 70-100# 47.50-52.50; Billies Sel 1 90# 140; Sel 2 110# 139; Wethers Sel 1 95100# 140-170; Sel 2 80-110# 74-80. BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA December 14, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 73.5075.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 67-72.75, lo dress 61-66.50; Boners 80-85% lean 61.5067, hi dress 67-72.25, lo dress 61.75; Lean 85-90% lean 56.50-61.75, hi dress 64.50, lo dress 49.75-55. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 13961574# 73-76.25, lo dress 2095# 64.25. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 566-695# 69-71.50; L 3 Hols. 268# 69; 638-800# 6369.50; Hfrs. M&L 2 390495# 74-80; 784# 78.50; Herefords 390# 76. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 94-116# 110-138; 92# 108; No. 2 94-118# 80-104; 88-90# 75-92; No. 3 78-94# 54-75; No. 2 Hols. Hfrs. 8090# 40-90/hd; Beef X 102# 100;Vealers Util 64-130# 2574. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 310-330# 180-265/hd; 45-50% lean 320# 175/hd; Sows US 1-3 400# 135/hd; Boars 400# 135/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 15-55# 10-32; 70-150# 31-90. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ewes Gd 2-3 144# 70; Slaughter Rams 204# 60. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 30-40# 55-77.50; 45-60# 82.50-117.50; 65-75# 87.50120; Nannies Sel 3 170# 75; Billies Sel 2 130-140# 165177.50. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA December 20, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch


1.375-1595# 124-130.50; 2 Std 109-110; Hols. & Jerseys Ch & Pr 1 Jersey 1445# 125.50; 1070-1610# 113115; Ch 1290-1580# 107112.50; 1040-1785# 90-105; Hfrs. Sel & Lo Ch 120501590# 109-117. Slaughter Cows: Boners 66-73.50; Lean 67-73; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 54.5067; Shelly 54 & dn. Bulls: 1235-1420# 73.50-82. Feeder Cattle: Steers 9301175# 101.50-115; Hols. 1135-1290# 78-89.50; Bulls L 1 300-520# 78-105; 185285# 86-106; one RWF 980# 80. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 130-137; No. 2 90-145# 110-130; No. 3 75-115# 70-105; cpl Util 65 & dn. Swine: Hogs 250-290# 6567; 300-315# 58-60; US 2-4 61.50-63.50; Sows 350-465# 50-57; 485-570# 50.5052.50; Boners 44-49.50; Boars 600# 31. Goats (/hd): L Billies 205232; Nannies 110-140; Fancy Kids 132-152; Fleshy Kids 85-126; Small/thin/bottle 582. Sheep: (all wts.) 66-127 Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Dec. 20 & 27. * Breeding School - Buying Open Cows Tues., Dec. 20. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale December 20, 2011 Rabbits/Bunnies: 1-11 Chickens/Chicks: .25-5 Quail: 2 Guinea: 7 Love Birds: 7-14 Turkey: 7-17 Ducks: 2-13 Pigeons: 2-5.50 Geese: 20 All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA December 16, 2011 US 1-2 (306 hd): 5 190# 270; 16 23-29# 172-264; 38 31-39# 164-214; 2 325# 120; 75 45-49# 157-170; 32 5459# 150-158; 40 74-78# 117127; 92 93-108# 101-113; 6 91# w/tails 82. US 2 (102 hd): 56 49-55# 141-155; 15 62-71# 111-149; 9 67# w/tails 90; 22 85-95# 101-107. US 2-3 (49 hd): 13 28.5# 250; 4 20# /tails 70; 12 3340# 140-149; 20 48# 160. No Grade (10 hd): 4 275276# 276; 6 70# 130. As Is (18 hd(: 3 15-20# 2066; 5 33# 122; 2 40-45# 20; 5 48-55# 51-67; 2 60-65# 5-10; 1 70# 101. *Next Sale Fri., Jan 13 for Chinese New Year 28-42#,

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Eighty-Four 100-130# in strong demand for this sale. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA December 19, 2011 Cattle: 141. Hols. Steers 1326-1486# 103-105.50. Cows: Prem. White 7073.75; Breakers 66-70; Boners 60.60-70; Lean 52-63.50. Bulls: 1194-2044# 70.5075.50. Feeder Steers: 834-1088# 85-91. Feeder Heifers: 380-500# 63-66; 596-716# 62-80. Feeder Bulls: 400-500# 8288; 500-700# 72-84. Calves: 126. Bull Calves No. 1 94-122# 135-147; 90-92# 117-122; 82-88# 90-102; No. 2 94-126# 120-140; 90-92# 90-97; 80-88# 80-95; No. 3 94-124# 75-110; 80-92# 6587; Hfr. Calves No. 1 88-110# 160-215; No. 2 78-102# 125160; Util 12-70. Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 4270# 212.50-220; 78-86# 190205; 92-106# 172.50-180. Kid Goats (/hd): Sel 1 90120# 125-160; Sel 2 under 20# 21-37; 30-40# 42-60; Nannies 80-100# 55-75. Feeder Pigs: 30-40# 31-52; 50-60# 44-47. Hogs: 318-444# 42-61. Hay: 29 lds, 110-290/ton. Straw: 6 lds, 145-200/ton. Earcorn: 3 lds, 170-200/ton. Firewood: 16 lds, 45-97/ld. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA December 19, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Sel 12 965-1170# 99-107; Hols. Sel 1-2 1220-1500# 82-90. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 7879.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 74.50-77.50, hi dress 79.50, lo dress 72.50; Boners 8085% lean 70-74.50, lo dress 68.50-69; Lean 85-90% lean 64.50-69, hi dress 70-71.50, lo dress 61-63.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11401985# 82-88;YG 2 1445# 64. Steers: M&L 3 500-700# 9395. Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 120-126; 500-700# 109122.50; 800-900# 102; M&L 2 300-500# 90-102.50; 500700# 82-97.50. Bulls: M&L 1 300-500#

122.50-127.50, one fancy 152.50; 500-600# 115-125; M&L 2 250-300# 137.50140; 300-500# 102.50-119; 500-700# 92.50-107.50. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 90-120# 125-142.50; No. 2 90-130# 95-115; No. 3 85-120# 40-87.5; Beef 75200# 114-142.50; Vealers Util 65-120# 27.50-35. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 50# 35/hd. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-3 50-60# 190-225; 60-80# 186200; 100-110# 160-165; Ewes Util 1-2 153-285# 4575. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40# 77.50; Sel 2 30-50# 30-40; Nannies Sel 1 105# 92.50/cwt; Sel 2 105# 75; Billies Sel 1 85# 155. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA December 15, 2001 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 73.5075; Breakers 75-80% lean 66-71.50, hi dress 71.5072.50; Boners 80-85% lean 62-67, hi dress 67-68.50; Lean 85-90% lean 57-61.50, hi dress 61.50-64.50, lo dress 48-53. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10981346# 73.50-74.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bull Calves No. 1 96-124# 100110; 80-94# 50-75; No. 2 94124# 70-100; No. 3 94-114# 40-65. Utility: 66-130# 10-50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA December 15, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1532# 123; Ch 2-3 1426# 115; Sel 1-2 11641210# 106; Hols. Sel 1-2 1530# 89.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1334# 123. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 78.50, hi dress 83.50, lo dress 74.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 72.50-80, lo dress 65.50; Boners 80-85% lean 68.5072.50, hi dress 73.50, lo dress 66.50-67.50; Lean 8590% lean 63.50-66.50, hi dress 69, lo dress 58-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12861698# 74-81; YG 2 12641640# 67.50-72.

Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 400# 120; M&L 2 400-500# 105; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-500# 105-112.50; M&L 2 300-500# 99-102.50; 500-700# 93-95; Bulls M&L 1 300-500# 121122.50; 500# 108. Holstein Bulls: No. 1 90125# 115-132.50; No. 2 90125# 105-115; No. 3 85-120# 60-90. Vealers: 70-120# 20-40. Boars: 300# 34. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 134162# 34-35/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Ch 1-2 80-100# 177.50-190; 100130# 157.50-170. Slaughter Yearlings: 125# 145-150. Slaughter Ewes: Util 1-2 178# 70. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 40-50# 30-42.50; Billies Sel 2 110# 100. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA December 17, 2011 Alfalfa: 6 lds, 210-360 Mixed Hay: 13 lds, 180-280 Timothy: 5 lds, 160-260 Grass: 24 lds, 135-250 Straw: 6 lds, 180-210 Firewood: 7 lds, 30-65 Oats: 2 lds, 5.50-5.75 Clover: 1 ld, 180 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 115 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA December 16, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1285-1620# 126.50130; Ch 2-3 1115-1600# 122-127.50; Sel 2-3 11551425# 115-118; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1300-1555# 108116; Ch 2-3 1290-1635# 102-112. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1050-1425# 119-123. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 70.5075; Breakers 75-80% lean 68-72, hi dress 72-75, lo dress 62-66; Boners 80-85% lean 63-68, hi dress 6970.50, lo dress 59-62.50; Lean 85-90% lean 57-64, hi dress 65.50-68.50, lo dress 52-57. Slaughter Bulls: Thurs. YG 1 865-1835# 72-76.50, hi dress 1350-1460# 87-94. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 114-128# 107-115; 94-

112# 120-124; 80-92# 75-90; No. 2 94-118# 115-121; 8092# 75-76; No. 3 80-130# 7484; 72-78# 26; Util 60-110# 20-32; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 9095# 130-170; No. 2 85-120# 90-120. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA December 13, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 64-69, lo dress 61.50-63.50; Boners 80-85% lean 55-60; Lean 85-90% lean 51.50-54.50, lo dress 44-49. Feeder Calves: No. 1 95120# 120-145; No. 2 95-115# 100-120; No. 3 80-110# 60105; Util 70-105# 20-60. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA December 16, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1400# 128; Ch 2-3 1275-1415# 120.50-122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 15001510# 110.50-116; Ch 2-3 1315-1475# 99.50-103. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 72.5074.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 65.50-70, hi dress 70.50-72; Boners 80-85% lean 62.5067.50; Lean 85-90% lean 56.50-62, lo dress 50-54. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1245# 77, lo dress 12401260# 65-68. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 500-700# 129-131; L 3 500700# 56-61; Bulls M&L 2 300-500# 81-89; 500-700# 60-72. Vealers: Util 70-110# 10-50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 130-147.50; 85-90# 80-100; No. 2 95130# 100-130; No. 3 80120# 50-100; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-90# 70-100. Lambs: Ch 2-3 40-60# 155165; 60-80# 169-199, few to 212.50; 80-100# 165-182; 100-120# 177.50-192.50. Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 85124; Sel 2 40-60# 5974;Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 112.50-132; Sel 2 50-80# 5674; Billies Sel 2 100-150# 91110; Wethers Sel 1 125# 141; Sel 2 75# 56. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA December 13, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1305-1480# 127.50130; Ch 2-3 1205-1565# 122-127.50; full YG 4-5 11651535# 118-120.50; Sel 1-3 1075-1395# 115-122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1320-1505# 107.50-112; Ch 2-3 12751570# 102-107.50; Sel 1-3 1350-1500# 96-101. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1260-1450# 124-126; Ch 2-3 1165-1315# 119.501254; full YG 4-5 1145-1470# 115-119; Sel 1-3 1080-1215# 113.50-118. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 67-70, lo dress 63.50-66; Boners 80-85% lean 62.50-66.50, hi dress

66.50-67.50, lo dress 59-61; Lean 85-90% lean 57-62.50, lo dress 50-56. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12502030# 74-82.50, 2135-2190# 65-72.50; hi dress 1225# 85; 2080# 84, lo dress 1402070# 60-73. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 450480# 125-139; 517-605# 117-127; M&L 2 415-437# 90-100; 757# 100; Herefords 480-670# 77-87; L 3 Hols. 625-1105# 65-86. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 375497# 102-114; 520# 112; M&L 2 300-450# 80-115; 540-670# 95-102; Herefords 280-545# 77-90. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400450# 117-127; 590-722# 94111; M&L 2 275-415# 85117; 565-790# 84-92; Herefords 510-607# 82-85; L 3 Hols. 245-350# 65-70; 545730# 60-72. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120-160; No. 2 95-120# 92-120; 80-90# 80102; No. 3 80-120# 65-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-120# 70130; Beef X 95# 110; Vealers Util 65-120# 22-70. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 242-278# 66-70.50; 280-295# 6770.50; 302-355# 66.50-69; 45-50% lean 245-276# 6568.50; 285-300# 65.50-68; 310-330# 63.50-68.50. Sows: US 1-3 405-450# 5455; 545-630# 53-57. Boars: 425-585# 27-30 Jr. Boars 250-365# 40-51.50. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 20-55# 17-40; 70# 34. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 38-65# 175-235; 73100# 142-182; 110-125# 125-140; Ewes Gd 2-3 95190# 65-85; Rams 250# 75. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 95-115; 65-100# 115167; Sel 2 under 20# 15-40; 20-40# 50-92; 45-60# 65110; 65-75# 85-122; Sel 3 20-40# 15-47; 45-55# 35-65. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 110-130# 102-115; Sel 2 90140# 70-105; Sel 3 80-120# 40-72; Billies Sel 1 150-180# 185-215; Sel 2 130# 120. Wethers: Sel 1 130# 142. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA December 19, 2011 Cattle: 128 Cows: Steers Ch 110-117; Gd 102-108; Hfrs. Ch 108115; Gd 98-107; Util & Comm. 63-73; Canner/lo Cutter 62 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 72-78 Bulls: YG 1 65-74 Feeder Cattle: Steers 85110; Bulls 75-100; Hfrs. 75105. Calves: 106. Ch 95-110; Gd 75-90; Std 15-75; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 75-140; Hols. Hfrs. 90-130# 100-150. Hogs: 43. US 1-2 75-82; US 1-3 70-75; Sows US 1-3 4555; Boars 22-32. Sheep: 37. Ch Lambs 160180; Gd 135-150; SI Ewes 60-75. Goats: 30-110

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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA December 19, 2011 Alfalfa: 180-200 Alfalfa/Grass: 230-270 Grass: 190-260 Mixed Hay: 180-240 Round Bales: 125-175 Lg. Sq. Bales: 155-205 Straw: 165-200 Wood: 45-70 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA December 19, 2011 Roosters: 2-6 Hens: 1-2.25 Banties: .25-2 Guineas: 3.50-4.25 Bunnies: 1-6.25 Rabbits: 7-13.50 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA December 15, 2011 Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 12851620# 126.50-129.50; Ch 23 1155-1600# 122-126; Sel 2-3 1278-1490# 115-119; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 13001555# 108-112; Ch 2-3 1305-1635# 102-107; Sel 2-3 1455-1515# 96-99. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1050-1425# 119-123. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 70-74, hi dress 74-76, lo dress 64-69; Breakers 75-80% lean 66-70, hi dress 71-74, lo dress 6566; Boners 80-85% lean 6367, hi dress 67-71, lo dress 57-62; Lean 88-90% lean 5861.50, hi dress 62.50-65, lo dress 52-56. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 8651835# 72-76.50, very hi dress 87-94. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 107-115; 94-112# 120-124; 80-92# 75-90; No. 2 94-118# 115-121; 80-92# 7576; No. 3 80-130# 74-84; 7278# 26; Util 60-110# 20-32.

Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-95# 130-170; No. 2 85120# 90-120. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA December 19, 2011 Slaughter Lambs: Non-traditional markets: Wooled & Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 240-280, new crop 40-60# 250-320; 60-80# 180-240, 70-80# Whiteface 224; 8090# 180-200; 90-110# 170190; 110-130# 168-184; 130150# 150-170; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 40-60# 190220; 60-80# 165-190; 80-90# 160-180; 90-110# 158-176; Fleshy 156-160; 110-130# 140-160; 130-150# 147-150. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 83-103; 160200# 78-93; 200-300# 74-94; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 64-84. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 88-116; 60-80# 110-140; 80-90# 124-144; 90-100# 122-139; 100-110# 134150; 110-120# 145-160; Sel 2 50-60# 80-100; 60-80# 88120; 80-90# 105-122; 90100# 111-131; 100-110# 118-138; Sel 3 30-40# 35-52; 40-60# 51-78; 60-80# 70-90; 80-90# 79-99. Slaughter Nannies/Does: Sel 1 80-130# 112-132; 130180# 133-153; Sel 2 80-130# 105-121; 130-180# 116-130; Sel 3 50-80# 66-86; 80-130# 90-110. Slaughter Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 220-240; 150-200# 285-305; Sel 2 100-150# 175-195; 150-250# 216-235. 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 lower, wheat sold steady to .05 lower, barley sold .10 to .15 lower, Oats sold .05 to .10 lower & Soybeans sold .10.15 higher. EarCorn sold 2-4 lower. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.55-6.84, Avg 6.70, Contracts 5.56-5.60; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.547.04, Avg 6.39, Contracts 5.75-5.91; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-6.50, Avg 5.56, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.25-5, Avg 4.58; Soybeans No 2 Range 10.55-10.80, Avg 10.69, Contracts 11-11.05; EarCorn Range 190-200, Avg 195. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-7, Avg 6.57; Wheat 5.6; Barley No. 3 Range 4.75-5.25, Avg 5; Oats No. 2 Range 3.60-4.30, Avg 3.96; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1010.60, Avg 10.44; EarCorn Range 195-220, Avg 207.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.35-6.58, Avg 6.52; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.60-6.60, Avg 6; Barley No. 3 Range 3.80-5.30, Avg 4.45; Oats No. 2 Range 3-4, Avg 3.55; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.10-11.60, Avg 10.73; EarCorn Range 180. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.50-6.95, Avg 6.68; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.75; Barley No. 3 Range 4.95; Oats No. 2 Range 4.55; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.30-11.75, Avg 10.77; Gr. Sorghum Range 5.75. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-7, Avg 6.62, Month Ago 6.85, Year Ago 5.92; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.54-7.04, Avg 6.21, Month Ago 6.16, Year Ago 6.84; Barley No. 3 Range 3.80-

6.50, Avg 4.86, Month Ago 4.96 Year Ago 3.72; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5, Avg 3.99, Month Ago 4.13, Year Ago 2.72; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.10-11.60, Avg 10.66, Month Ago 10.95, Year Ago 12.30; EarCorn Range 180220; Avg 194.16 Month Ago 196.66, Year Ago 140.20. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.53-6.50, Avg 6.01; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.24; Oats No. 2 3.20-4.90, Avg 3.96; Soybeans No. 2 10.65. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary December 9, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 127-131.50; Ch 1-3 120-127.50; Sel 1-2 115-120; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 108116; Ch 2-3 102-107; Sel 1-2 95-100. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 124-127.50; Ch 1-3 119-124; Sel 1-2 112-118. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 66-73; Boners 80-85% lean 62-67; Lean 8590% lean 57-62. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 88-103; Avg dress 74-81; lo dress 67-72. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 125-153; 500-700# 117-140; M&L 2 300-500# 100-140; 500-700# 110-116. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 114-138.50; 500-700# 107.50-124; M&L 2 300-500# 100-131; 500-700# 85-102. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 135-146; 500-700# 97125; M&L 2 300-500# 107125; 500-700# 92-114. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-70. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 130-170, late week 100-125; No. 2 95-125# 100-135, late week 70-100; No. 3 80-120# 60-105; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 160-230; No. 2 80-105# 60-160. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 65.5072.50; 45-50% lean 220270# 61-66. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 58-

60; 500-700# 55-59. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-25# 170-190; 25-30# 140-150; 30-40# 120-145; 40-60# 110-120; 80-90# 7590; US 2 15-20# 180-210; 20-30# 100-140; 20-30# 175180; 30-40# 100-150. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 245-305, new crop to 358; 60-80# 207250, new crop 298-312; 80110# 180-195; 110-150# 170-194; Ch 1-3 40-60# 203224; 60-80# 175-203; 80110# 161-188; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 91-104; 160-200# 87-103; Util 1-2 120-160# 7884; 160-200# 72-84. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 90-119; 60-80# 116134; 80-100# 131-156; Sel 2 40-60# 73-104; 60-80# 105122; Sel 3 40-60# 62-83; 6080# 79-98; Nannies Sel 1 80130# 121-136; 130-180# 124-140; Sel 2 80-130# 108124; 130-180# 116-131; Sel 3 50-80# 76-91; 80-130# 90105.50; Billies Sel 1 100150# 196-211; 150-250# 253-266; Sel 2 100-150# 160-175; 150-250# 190-205.

Dewart Auction, Dewart: December 12, 25 lds Hay, 9 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 140-400; Grass 107-310; Straw 100-270. Greencastle Livestock: December 12 & 15, 20 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 105-170. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: December 17, 48 lds Hay, 6 Straw. Alfalfa 210-360; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 180-295; Grass Hay 135-260; Straw 175-210 clean. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: December 14, 37 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 300; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 125-310; Timothy 180-230; Grass 145305; Straw 150-240. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: December 10 & 13, 61 lds Hay, 22 Straw. Alfalfa 207-375; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 130-350; Timothy 150-405; Grass 140-330; Straw 122245 clean. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: December 16, 18 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Alfalfa 230-250; Alfalfa/Grass 195-275.

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Compred to last week hay & straw sold steady. Alfalfa 175-250; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160-300; Timothy 150-200; Straw 100160 clean; Mulch 60-80. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 253 lds Hay, 47 Straw. Alfalfa 130-500; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 130-470; Timothy 130-310; Grass Hay 170-400; Straw 145-250. Diffenbach Auct, December 12, 123 lds Hay, 18 lds Straw. Alfalfa 165-500; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 140-430; Timothy 200335; Grass 185-400; Straw 150-250. Green Dragon, Ephrata: December 16, 52 lds Hay, 13 Straw. Alfalfa 130-360; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 130-410; Timothy 135-310; Grass Hay 170-250; Straw 165-210. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: December 15, 27 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 250-360; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 150-470; Grass 175-310; Straw 175205. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: December 14, 51 lds Hay, 12 Straw. Alfalfa 170250; Alfalfa/Grass Mix 150390; Timothy 130-325; Grass 170-290; Straw 145215. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 221 Loads Hay, 50 Straw. Alfalfa 207-375; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 105-400; Timothy 150405; Grass 107-315; Straw 100-270. Belleville Auct, Belleville: December 14, 30 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa 275-310; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 135-270; Grass 200-315.

VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA December 19, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1330-1540# 127131.50; Ch 2-3 1200-1475# 123-128; Sel 2-3 1200-1495# 118-122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1240-1340# 109-110.50; Ch 2-3 1260-1345# 98-104. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 12451295# 122.50126.50; Ch 2-3 1020-1420# 117.50-123.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 67.50-71.50, hi dress 72.50-75; Boners 8085% lean 63-68.50, hi dress 69-72.50; Lean 85-90% lean 58-62,hi dress 66.50-68.50, lo dress 49-54. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1151855# 76-84, lo dress 11051505# 59-74.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 110-130; 85-90# 6090; No. 2 100-120# 75-110; No. 3 80-125# 40-40; Util 65115# 20-65. Holstein Heifers: No. 2 80115# 80-130. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA December 15, 2011 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 250-360 Orchard Grass: 1 ld, 310 Mixed Hay: 19 lds, 150-470 Grass: 5 lds, 175-250 Straw: 4 lds, 175-205 EarCorn: 1 ld, 210 Firewood: 6 lds, 50-100 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 130 Oat Hay: 1 ld 225 Soybean Stalks: 1 ld, 100 WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA December 21, 2011 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 190-215 Mixed: 18 lds, 145-395 Timothy: 3 lds, 190-285 Grass: 14 lds, 150-355 Straw: 12 lds, 175-210 Firewood: 77-80/ld


On Friday, Dec. 9, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2012 ranking period cutoff for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012. Interested farmers and ranchers have until Jan. 13, 2012, to complete the initial application form to compete

for a spot in the 2012 enrollment class for the program. To sign up, producers should visit their NRCS local service center. • Extension possible, but not definite — The ranking cutoff leaves NRCS with roughly one month (during the busy holiday season) to publicize the program and conduct outreach

# HOLIDAY SALE #

TOP HI GRADE CATTLE & HEIFERS

FRIDAY

DECEMBER 30, 2011

11:00 A.M.

Directions: Sale to be held at Jack Wood's Sale Barn, located on Taylor Valley Rd. Cincinnatus, Just off of NYS Rte. 26. Watch for auction arrows.

(15) Top Holstein 1st calf heifers, with size and condition, and show dairy. Some fresh by sale day, others due for January. Nice group from one place. (14) Hi Grade 1st calf heifers out of a 22,000 lb. herd. All AI breeding. Will have sires. All bred to Jersey for January & February. Closed herd and all home raised. (18) Head from one consignor, some good 1st & 2nd's milking well. There are some Crosses in this group, and (5) Open heifers. (10) Cows from another consignor, with nice 2nd & 3rds, selling as they bag or freshen. Several 1st calf heifers consigned, some registered and just fresh. Milking 60-70 lbs. (30) Open heifers from 400 lbs. to breeding age, more cattle being consigned daily. Registered Holstein service bull. Already bred cows & heifers. Also selling misc. items; (2) Electric waters, like new. WIC bedding chopper w/ Honda motor. Tractor chains (20.8X38) like new. Tractor seat, nuts & bolts, and more. Managerss Note: We have good dairy cattle at this sale. Cattle & heifers look good. Selling misc. items, then cattle.

Sale Managed By:

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

Tel: (607) 863-3821

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FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION M SHARP S AT.. DEC.. 31 ST 11:00AM

349 COUNTY ROUTE 111 (JOHNSONVILLE RD.) VALLEY FALLS, NY 12185 HAVING SOLD THE FARM WE HAVE BEEN COMMISIONED TO SELL THE COMPLETE LINE OF MACHINERY FROM BIG OAK VIEW FARM. TRACTORS: IH 3588 2 + 2, 4WD; JD 6300 W/640 LOADER 2WD; JD 4240 4WD, CAB, QUAD SHIFT; JD 2640 2WD, ROPS; IH 856 4WD; NH LS160 SKID STEER 1300 HRS.; FORAGE & HAY EQUIP: JD 5440 SP HARVESTER 4WD, HAYHEAD, 3 ROW CORNHEAD (SOLD SEPARATELY); NH 648 ROUND BALER (LIKE NEW); NH 320 SQUARE BALER; NH H7330 DISCBINE (LIKE NEW) H & S HYD. BI-FOLD HAYRAKE; KUHN GF5001 HYD-FOLD TEDDER; 2 - RICHARDTON DUMP WAGONS; 3 - METAL HAY WAGONS; HAYRITE HAY ELEVATOR; JD FLAIL CHOPPER; IH S1600 SILAGE TRUCK; STOLTZFUS ROUND BALE WAGON; TILAGE & PLANTING EQUIP: IH 700 5 BOTTOM PLOWS; CASE WING FOLD DISC; IH 5500 9 SHANK CHIESEL PLOW; JD 12' ROLLER HARROW; BRILLION 12' SEEDER; IH GRAIN DRILL; JD 7200 6 ROW DRY CORN PLANTER; 2 - KILBROS 350 GRAVITY FLOW WAGONS ONE W/AUGER; KUKER BOOM SPRAYER MISC: KNIGHT 2450 MIXER WAGON; GEHL GRINDER MIXER; GEHL MS1315 SCAVENGER MANURE SPREADER; GEHL BOX SPREADER; MENSCH SKID STEER SAND SHOOTER; MENSCH SKID STEER RUBBER TIRE SCRAPER; SCHAVER POST POUNDER; 3 - SETS OF DUALS; 2 - ROUND BALE SPEARS 3PT HITCH; GRAIN BIN W/AUGER BARN EQUIP: WIC BEDDING CHOPPER (LIKE NEW); AGWAY BREEDING WHEEL; ZIMMERMAN FREESTALLS (30-35); FOOT BATH; COW STANCHIONS; 3 - PICKUP FIFTH WHEEL PLATES; NEW 18.4 X 34 TIRE; MILKING EQUIP: DOUBLE FOUR PARLOR 3" LOWLINE STAINLESS STEEL RECIEVER; 8 SUPER FLOW CLAWS; 9 DELTRON 2 PULSATORS; WASH UNIT; 7 HP VACUUM PUMP; SURGE 600 GALLON TANK; COMPRESSOR; TANK WASHER; 8 - WEIGH JARS DIRECTIONS: FROM TROY FOLLOW RT 7 TO CO. RT 111 TAKE LEFT FOLLOW FOR 2 MILES TO FARM; FROM HOOSICK FOLLOW RT 7 TO CO RT 111 TAKE RIGHT FOLLOW FOR 2 MILES TO FARM; FROM SALEM OR CAMBRIDGE FOLLOW ROUTE 22 SOUTH TO ROUTE 67 TURN RIGHT FOLLOW TO JOHNSONVILLE TURN LEFT ON CO RT 111 FOLLOW FOR 5 MILES TO FARM; FROM MECHANICVILLE TAKE ROUTE 67 EAST THROUGH SCHAGTICOKE CONTINUE TO JOHNSONVILLE TURN RIGHT ON CO RT 111 FOLLOW FOR 5 MILES TO FARM.

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TERMS: CASH OR GOOD CHECK DAY OF SALE / SALE HELD RAIN OR SHINE AUCTIONEERS NOTE: GLEN & KYLE SAY COME SPEND SOME OF THAT HARD EARNED MONEY BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR RATHER THAN GIVING IT TO UNCLE SAM !!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE VISIT AUCTIONZIP.COM ENTER AUCTIONEER ID # 11699 FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND PICTURES.

through its state and local offices. We hope that this will be enough time for NRCS and partners to reach out to producers; however, given the tight turnaround, NRCS may end up extending the ranking cutoff date as we approach mid January. We will alert our readers and sustainable agriculture networks of any possible extension, which if granted would likely run through later January or early February. At this point in time, however, to be assured a chance to compete to enroll in the program you must submit an application by Jan. 13. • Continuous sign-up, but if you miss the cut-off you wait a full year — While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of the year, NRCS applies a cut-off date for applications to be considered during a particular fiscal year. Once the cut-off date is past, producers may continue to apply for the program, but they will not be considered for entry until the spring of the following year, in this case spring of 2013, so if you want to enroll in 2012 you must get an application filed by Jan. 13. Process and timeline The application form, available at local NRCS offices, is a fairly short and simple one. Producers will also need to fill out the NRCS-CPA-1200 form. It is the same short generic two page form that is used for all the NRCS conservation programs offering financial assis-

tance to farmers and ranchers. Prior to submitting the CSP application (or an application for any other USDA conservation assistance program) you must have a farm record number established with the Farm Service Agency. If you do not currently have one, go to FSA first to establish your farm record. All producers who have submitted their completed short conservation program application form by Jan. 13 will then have until early March 2012 to sit down with their local NRCS staff person and fill out the CSP Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT) which will be used to determine program eligibility, environmental benefits ranking, and CSP payment amounts. The CMT session will generally last an hour or more. NRCS currently expects to complete the ranking process by early March. Farmers and ranchers with the highest environmental benefits scores on the CMT will be chosen for enrollment. NRCS will then schedule on-farm verification visits and develop a CSP plan and contract for each enrollee. The agency currently expects that process to last through mid to late April. The first annual payments for five-year contracts awarded in this round will be made on or after Oct. 1, 2012 and then every Oct. 1 thereafter. For detailed background information on CSP, visit the NSAC webpage.

Melvin & Joan Bodine Retirement Auction

Sat., Dec. 31, 2011, 9am blizzard date Sat., Jan. 7, 2012

5253 Rt. 364 at corner of Upper Hill Road 1 mile E. of Middlesex, NY, 11 mi. W. of Penn Yan, 12 mi. S. of Canandaigua.

Farm is sold, will sell: Truck: ‘99 IH 4700 T444E, 6+1, 4 yr. old 22’ steel flat bed body, Edbro hoist, lift axle, 82,234 mi, 2,557 hrs; Tractor, Vineyard and Hay Equipment: JD830 (3 cyl.) tractor, 1,988 hrs, 1 owner; Shaver 4 way post pounder; Bob Equipment grape trimmer; 10 grape totes; 600 plastic grape picking boxes; NH 1035 sp bale wagon w/Wisc VG4D, 70 bale capacity, 1 owner; Fahr KH-40 4 star tedder; Ford 3pt. 5’ rotary mower; 3pt. 6’ rotary mower; Ford 3pt. 4-16 plow; 18.4x38 bolt on duals; JD Quick Couplers; 2 poly 1,100 gal tanks; Homelite portable pumps; 30 gal trailer mounted sprayer w/boom; stone boat, 5”x10’ grain auger; Wisc VE4 engine; Herd and Gerber seeders; hydraulic cylinders; 50-8’ cedar sharpened vineyard posts; quantity used vineyard posts suitable for shorter posts or firewood; Towmotor LPG 4000 lb forklift; Glencoe 3pt 4R s-tine cultivator. Shop Tools: Lincoln welder; Lincoln portable welder; torch set; welding table; Sears 5hp 120 gal air compressor; Craftsman tool chests; 3/4” drive socket sets; wrenches; quantity hand, electric and air power tools; 4T porta power; floor and hyd. jacks; tap and die set; new and used parts washers; bench grinder; metal band saw; portable air compressor; shop press; engine lift; transmission jack; wheel jack; bench drill press; chain falls; JD and Sears portable generators; Honda XR 2600 5hp pressure washer; Craftsman 12” table saw; bolts bins; lubricants; new JD AC165 portable heater; shop portable stairs; log chains; quantity misc. tools. Misc equipment: Quantity new and used parts used in farming and trucking businesses; 2 sleeper cab fairings off IH and Peterbilt; aluminum diamond plate truck fenders; 9.00x20-11R 24.5 tires; cherry lumber; 120 chicken waterers; Wells Ulkut K-2467 meat saw; wood block meat table; meat hooks; 14 livestock gates 8-20’. Antiques and Household: Regulation size slate top pod table; wainscot cupboard; Widmer grape picking box, milk cans; potty chair; picnic table; lawn set. Info: Mel Bodine 585-554-6629 Preview: Starts Tues., Dec. 27, 9-5pm Terms: ID for bidder number, cash, check auction day. Payment w/Visa, MC, Disc. 3% fee. Sale Order: 9am antiques, household, 9:15am shop tools, 11am truck, tractor farm equip. remaining small tools; most of Auction sells indoors.

D ANN A UCTIONEERS , D ELOS D ANN , 3339 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, 585-396-1676. www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.htm UPCOMING AUCTIONS Sat., Mar. 10, 3:30pm: - Seneca Farm Toy Auction, Show 8:30-2pm. Benton Fire Dept., 932 Rt. 14A, Benton Center, 3 mi. N of Penn Yan, NY. Show info hosts David and Debra Dean 585-797-4211, 585-747-5025. Sat., Mar. 31, 9am: - Equipment Consignment Auction, Windmill Farm Market, 3900 Rt. 14A, 5 mi. S. of Penn Yan, NY. Thurs., Apr. 5, 11am: - Marvin and Mildred Koek Excellent Farm Equipment Retirement Auction, 2324 Ridge Rd., Penn Yan, NY. IH 986, IH 1420 4wd combine, ‘95 Ford 16’ grain truck; tillage, planting, harvest equip.

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Power take-off safety is important for parents and children Power take-off devices (PTOs), though incredibly useful on farms and ranches, can be extremely dangerous to people, rotating at 540 to 1,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), or nine to 16 revolutions per second. These energy-transferring machines that generally work to move energy from a tractor to a smaller device such as a grain auger, hay baler or pump can present extremely hazardous situations to humans, especially children. One of the most common injuries that occurs with PTOs is PTO entanglement. Due to the rapid rotation, people often get caught by the fast-moving PTO

shaft and injured before they have time to react to the situation. “The demonstrations we often do during Safety Days show what happens to a straw-filled dummy when it comes into contact with a rotating PTO shaft. This is a great opportunity for kids to really see firsthand just what these machines are capable of. If even one life is saved from these dangerous devices, our work is well worth it,” says Bernard Geschke, program specialist with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF), an organization that helps rural communities provide safety and health education to children ages 8 to 13. As a parent, there are several things you can

teach your child to reduce the likelihood of a PTO-related injury or death. Educate your children on the importance of doing the following: 1. Always remove the keys to the engine before leaving the tractor seat to make sure the PTO will not accidently

start running. 2. Make sure all equipment safety shields and guards are in place and properly working before working near a PTO device. 3. Wear tight-fitting clothes and keep hair out of the way. A baggy sleeve or hair can easily get

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caught in a PTO device. 4. Never step over a PTO device even when it is shut off. Stepping or reaching across a PTO can lead to entanglement. 5. Children should stay away from PTOs that are operating, and children under 18 should never operate a

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The 2012 Winter Maple School will be held at the Lowville Central School in Lowville, NY, on Saturday, Jan. 21. A variety of sessions will be offered on Saturday covering topics such as the latest in research and

grower experiences regarding maple production, tubing and vacuum, energy efficiency in maple production, invasive species, maximizing your profit, and marketing of maple value added products. Relative new-

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discuss the basics for small and new maple producers. Saturday’s conference is open to the general public, as well as maple producers, and is geared toward all levels of sugar makers. Saturday’s program starts with registration at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is preferred and the workshop flyer is available on either the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County

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comers to the maple industry are encouraged to attend, as these workshops are geared towards beginners as well as workshops for the experienced maple sugar producers. In addition we will be offering a beginner maple school on Friday evening, Jan. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension conference room. This is a free program to

website under Agricultural calendar of events. Cost of the program is $15 per person and includes lunch and materials. Sign ups and money is due to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County by Jan. 17, 2012. Registration at the door is $20 per person and available on a limited basis. The Lowville Central School is located on State Street in Lowville and provides plenty of onsite parking. For more information on conference

topics and presenters or to receive a brochure, contact Joe Alm or Michele Ledoux at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County at 315-376-5270. Source: CCE of Lewis County

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5000+/- S/F Comm. Bldg. w/Former Grocery Store, Apt. & Comm. Space. Open House: Thurs., Dec. 29th 10-11 AM & Auction Day 1 PM Terms: $2,500 down payment plus a 10% buyer’s premium in cash or official bank check made payable to the bidder (This means you).These funds must be shown at time of registration. Closing on or before Feb. 18, 2012. See Web Site for Details, Photos & Full Terms

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2004 Bobcat 331G Excavator ROPS, rubber tracks, 18” bucket 645 hrs, $19,900

2006 Bobcat S300 skid steer with bucket, good condition, 586 hrs., $27,900

2010 Kubota RTV1100 4WD, C/A/H, hyd dump same as new, 27 hrs, $15,500

2007 Morbark model 12 chipper, 4 cyl, cat diesel, good condition 325 hrs.

TRACTORS International 504 2WD tractor WFE very nice tractor JD 2240 4WD tractor w/loader ‘05 Kubota M105 2WD, C/A/H, 2 remotes, good condition, 850 hrs. ‘07 Kubota M108 4WD C/A/H cast centers 1 remote 793 hrs ‘08 Kubota M108XDTC 4WD, C/A/H w/loader, PS, 3 remotes ‘06 Kubota M125XDTC 4WD, C/A/H, ldr., PS, 2 remotes, sharp tractor ‘06 Kubota M5040 2WD, low hrs., clean tractor, 363 hrs. ‘11 Kubota M5140 4WD, C/A/H, ag tires, 8x8 trans, 1 remote, like new ‘09 Kubota M5640 4WD tractor w/canopy ‘06 Kubota M6040 4WD, C/A/H, R4 tires, 1 remote, hyd. shuttle, 290 hrs. ‘09 Kubota M7040 4WD, C/A/H w/loader, 2 remotes, ag tires, good cond., 391 hrs. ‘07 Kubota M8540 4WD w/canopy and new tires, 1166 hrs. ‘08 Kubota M9540 4WD, C/A/H, hyd. shuttle, 12 spd., creeper kit ‘07 Kubota MX500 4WD, R4 tires, 1 remote, 108 hrs. ‘09 Kubota MX4700DT 4WD tractor w/loader, ag tires, like new, 59 hrs. ‘07 Kubota MX5000 2WD tractor w/ag tires, low hrs. ‘10 Kubota MX5100 2WD w/ldr., SS QT, ag tires, very clean, 127 hrs. ‘09 Kubota MX5100 4WD w/ldr., 8x8 trans, R-4 tires, SS QT, 229 hrs. COMPACT TRACTORS & LAWN TRACTORS ‘08 Bobcat CT235 4WD, TLB, hydro, R-4 tires, 249 hrs. Ford 1510 4WD w/loader, realy clean ‘86 John Deere 1050 tractor w/ldr., 4WD, ag tires, 2105 hrs. ‘09 Kubota B2320 4WD with mid mower 6 speed R-4 tires good condition 126 hrs. ‘00 Kubota B2710 4WD, TLB, R-4 tires, hydro, very clean, 310 hrs. ‘10 Kubota B2920 4WD tractor hydro, R-4 tires, 24 hrs. ‘09 Kubota B2920 4WD TLB hydro, R-4 tires, thumb, like new, 78 hrs. ‘11 Kubota B3200 4WD TLB hydro R-4 tires mid pto good cond.186 hrs. ‘08 Kubota L2800 2WD tractor, ag tires, low hours clean 85 hrs ‘11 Kubota F2680 lawn tractor w/60” cut, same as new ‘08 Kubota GR2010 20hp, AWD 48” cut w/ catcher, clean 151 hrs. ‘06 Kubota L440DT 4WD w/ldr., R4 tires, 8x4 trans, 538 hrs. ‘07 Kubota L2800 4WD TLB, good cond., ag tires, thumb, 249 hrs. Kubota L2850 tractor w/ ldr., 4WD, good cond., 1 owner ‘94 Kubota L2950 4WD tractor w/ ldr., SS QT, new rear tires, good cond. ‘07 Kubota L3130 4WD tractor w/ ldr., hydro R4 tires, good cond., 347 hrs. ‘08 Kubota L3240 4WD tractor, R-4 tires, good cond., 590 hrs. ‘07 Kubota L3240 2WD tractor w/ ldr., good cond., 332 hrs. ‘10 Kubota L3240DT 4WD w/ldr., R4 tires, SS QT, like new, 101 hrs. ‘09 Kubota L3400 4WD tractor with loader R-4 tires 43 hrs ‘08 Kubota L3400 4WD tractor w/ ldr., ag tires, 104 hrs. ‘07 Kubota L3400 4WD TLB, hydro, ag tires, as new, 29 hrs. ‘06 Kubota L3400 4WD tractor w/ canopy, ag tires ‘08 Kubota L3540 4WD tractor w/ ldr., hydro SS QT, clean machine, 264 hrs. ‘09 Kubota L3940 4WD tractor w/loader, 8x8 trans., R-4 tires, SSQT, clean, 352 hrs. ‘09 Kubota L3940 4WD, w/ loader, R-4 tires, GST trans, 408 hrs. ‘08 Kubota L3940 4WD tractor w/ ldr., 445 hrs. ‘07 Kubota L3940 4WD tractor, hydro, canopy, R4 tires, clean, 149 hrs. ‘07 Kubota L4240 HST 4WD w/loader, hydro, R4 tires, SS Qt sharp, 168 hrs. ‘06 Kubota L4400DT 4WD w/loader, ag tires, 254 hrs.

‘09 Kubota L4400HST 4WD TLB, hydro SS QT, 1 owner, 181 hrs. ‘04 Kubota L4630 4WD tractor C/A/H creeper good cond., choice of tires ‘10 Kubota T2080 20 HP, hydro, 42” cut lawn tractor ‘08 Kubota T2380 48” cut, good condition ‘08 Kubota ZD321 zero turn, 21 HP diesel, 54” cut, very good cond., 71 hrs. ‘01 Kubota ZD326 60” rear discharge, like new, 28 hrs. ‘08 Kubota ZD326 26 HP dsl 60” pro deck ‘07 Kubota ZD331P-60 zero turn, 31 HP diesel, 60” cut, very good cond., 195 hrs. ‘08 Kubota ZG222-48, 22 HP, hyd lift, canopy, 167 hrs. ‘08 Kubota ZG222 48” cut, just like new, 36 hrs. ‘10 Kubota ZG227 54” cut, like new, 27 hrs. ‘09 Kubota ZG227 27 HP, 54” cut, good condition, 181 hrs. SKID STEERS ‘07 Bobcat MT55 skid steer, good cond. w/ bkt., 634 hrs. ‘05 Bobcat S175 w/bucket, as is ‘06 Bobcat S300 good condition with bucket 586 hrs. ‘03 Bobcat S300 C/A/H, hi flow ptach, very good cond., 288 hrs. ‘08 Bobcat T190 skid steer, new tracks, good cond., 808 hrs. ‘08 Bobcat T300 C/A/H, SJC controls, 80” bucket, good cond. ‘05 Cat 257B Skid Steer, C/A/H, 72” heavy duty bucket, 882 hrs. ‘10 Kubota SVL75HW wide tracks, hyd, coupler, low hrs. 108 hrs. ‘05 Mustang 2099 skid steer C/A/H like new, 109 hrs. PLOWS W/ SPRING RESET 7 shank high clearance chisel plow Asst. 1, 2, 3, or 4 x 3 pt. plows Ford 101 3x plow Ford 309 2x plow SIDE RAKES & TEDDERS New First Choice 2 star tedder New First Choice 4 star tedder, hyd. fold New First Choice 4 star tedder, spring assist First Choice 6 star hyd fold First Choice 10 wheel converge rake JD 660 hay rake w/dolly wheels and rubber teeth NH 55, 256, 258, 259 side rakes - priced from $500 NH 256, 258 side rakes, some w/ dolly wheels Tonutti RCS8 hay rake, good condition INDUSTRIAL ‘02 Bobcat 328 excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, runs & operates, good cond., 1634 hrs. ‘04 Bobcat 331G ROPS, rubber tracks, 18” bucket, 645 hrs. ‘05 Bobcat 334G excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, QT bucket, 2182 hrs. ‘07 Bobcat 337 excavator, 24” bkt., hyd. thumb, good cond., 499 hrs. ‘07 Bobcat 341G excavator, C/A/H hyd thumb good condition 577 hrs. ‘06 Bomag BW211D 84” smooth drum roller, very good cond. Case 550E dozer, 6 way blade, rubber tracks, runs & works well Cat D3GXL dozer, C/A/H, 6 way blade, hy state, sharp ‘09 Dynapac CA134D roller, 54” smooth drum, w/shell kit, very clean Gehl 153 excavator, adj. tracks, low hours ‘07 Hamm 3205 54” vibratory roller, clean Hamm BW172D 66” smooth drum w/vibratory Hyundai Rolex 110D-7 excavator C/A/H manual thumb, good condition Ingersoll Rand SD77DX vibratory roller, 66’ drum, very nice

Ingersoll Rand 706H fork lift, 4WD, 15’ see thru mast 6,000 lb Cummins dsl. International TD20 dozer, runs and works good undercarriage ‘96 JCB 506B telehandler, 6000# lift capacity, good cond., 3800 hrs. ‘07 JLG 450A lift ‘08 Kubota B26 4WD TLB, 4WD, hydro, R4 tires, 207 hrs. ‘07 Kubota K008 excavator, 10” bucket, good cond., aux hyd. ‘11 Kubota KX41 excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, 92 hrs. ‘08 Kubota KX41 excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, 12” bkt, 933 hrs. ‘09 Kubota KX91 excavator, ROPS, hyd thumb 16’ QT bucket clean 360 hrs. ‘10 Kubota KX080 C/A/H, super double boom, hyd thumb, rubber tracks, good condition, 580 hrs. ‘07 Kubota KX080 C/A/H, hyd. thumb, rubber tracks, straight blade, clean, 1 owner, 799 hrs. ‘10 Kubota KX121 excavator, C/A/H, angle blade, hyd thumb, rubber tracks, 127 hrs ‘09 Kubota KX121 ROPS, hyd thumb, angle blade, 24’ bucket, 368 hrs. ‘09 Kubota KX121 excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, angle blade, 133 hrs. ‘08 Kubota KX121 excavator, rubber tracks, hyd. thumb, angle blade, 237 hrs. ‘07 Kubota KX121 excavator, C/A/H, straight blade, good cond., 1852 hrs. ‘08 Kubota KX121-3 excavator, ROPS, angle blade, hyd. thumb, rubber tracks, 343 hrs. ‘09 Kubota KX161 excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, hyd thumb, 24” bkt ‘07 Kubota KX161 excavator, C/A/H, hyd thumb, angle blade, good cond., 571 hrs. ‘07 Kubota KX161 excavator, C/A/H, angle blade, thumb, 1 owner 337 hrs., clean ‘06 Kubota KX161 excavator, C/A/H, rubber tracks, 24” bucket, 1270 hrs. ‘05 Kubota L39 4WD TLB, front aux hyd, 1 owner, sharp, 542 hrs. ‘09 Kubota L45 4WD, TL, hydro w/ HD box scraper & aux. hyd., like new, 73 hrs. ‘08 Kubota M59 4WD TLB, front hydraulics, good cond., 466 hrs. ‘07 Kubota U35 rops, rubber tracks, 24” qt bucket 594 hrs. ‘09 Kubota U35 excavator, ROPS, angle blade, hyd thumb, 249 hrs. ‘07 Kubota U45 excavator, ROPS, rubber tracks, hyd. thumb, sharp, 198 hrs. ‘04 Morbark 2050 25 HP, gas, 5” capacity, clean machine Rayco C87D crawler dozer. C/A/H, pilot controls, winch and forestry pkg., very clean Rayco RG1625A stump grinder, 25hp, fair condition ‘00 Takeuchi TB135 w/cab & heat, rubber tracks, 2 buckets BALERS Haybuster 256DS bale chopper, good cond., dairyman special M&W round baler with monitor, good condition NH 570 square baler, good cond., w/#72 thrower NH 575 square baler, good cond. w/thrower Tanco 580S new, 30” wrap, cable controls, standup CULTIPACKERS & SEEDERS 8-10-12 cultipackers Bobcat 72 seeder, 3pt. or SS mount, 6’ cultipacker seeder, good cond. Land Pride APS1572 seeder 72” spike roller front, cast roller rear, like new

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Extension Home Study Courses Are you looking for more information to help make your livestock enterprise more profitable? Penn State Extension will be offering three Extension Home Study Courses this winter, beginning Feb. 1, 2012. The purpose of the courses is to teach producers about production principles for beef, sheep or meat goats that will help their operations become more profitable. All three courses are available through the postal service and the sheep and meat goat courses are available through e-mail/internet. Each course has six lessons that are to be completed weekly. The lesson topics include basic production information, nutrition, health, reproduction, marketing, and financial issues. Each lesson has information about the topic and a worksheet for producers to complete and mail or e-mail back to the Extension Office for comments. Producers can also submit any questions

that they would like answered. Melanie Barkley, Bedford County Extension Agent, said “Each course is a great way for producers to learn new information without having to rearrange their schedule to accommodate a meeting. Producers can study the lessons at their leisure in their own home.” The worksheet questions are designed to ask producers about their current operation so that comments from the instructor are tailored to participants’ individual situations to help them improve their management skills. According to Barkley, over 1,400 producers from across the country have taken one or more of the three courses. Comments following the courses show that information contained in the courses is very beneficial and that producers are able to adapt the information for use in their own operations. For more details or to sign up for a

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — For the past several years, the Penn State Extension Dairy Team has been conducting research about key aspects of dairy farm profitability. Penn State researchers will share this information at a series of informal conference calls, starting in January. Titled “Show Me the Money: Strategies for Dairy Farm Profitability,” the program is open to anyone in the dairy industry at no cost, courtesy of a USDA grant. Callers will learn dairy profitability strategies gathered from the research, and will have an opportunity to discuss strategies for improving their own dairy farm profits, all from the comfort and convenience of their home or office. The format for the conference calls will be short presentations by Penn State researchers or other agribusiness professionals, followed by opportunity for questions and discussions from participants. Each call will be no more than one hour in length, and will be made using a toll-free phone number. The series features calls on five topics, offered on various dates and times. Each topic

will build off of the previous topic discussed, but participation in all calls is not required. Topics, dates and times include: • Topic #1 – Current Research Update: Whole Farm Assessment Tools to Identify Strategies for Increased Dairy Farm Profitability. Offered Jan. 18, 12 to 1 p.m. and repeated on Jan. 19, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Financial and production data have been collected on dairy operations from across Pennsylvania. Learn more about what information was collected, what types of farms were used, and some of the overall themes from 2009 and 2010. Penn State Profitability Assessment Dairy Tool data summary information will be discussed. • Topic #2 – Forage Quality, Feed Costs, and Financials. Offered Feb. 1, 12 to 1 p.m. Virginia Ishler, Penn State nutrient management specialist and manager of the Penn State Dairy Research Complex, will discuss how forage qualities and feed costs affect your Income over Feed Cost and what changes you can make today to increase cash flow. • Topic #3 – Loaning Money to Farms: Opportunities, Risks, and People. Offered Feb 15, 12 to

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1 p.m. Richard Stup, director of business management services at AgChoice Farm Credit, will discuss what banks look for when lending to farms. Find out what you can do today to better prepare for borrowing tomorrow. • Topic #4 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Investments. Offered Feb 29, 12 to 1 p.m. Return on an investment is critical for a dairy operation when expanding or just renovating and updating equipment. How do you get the most “bang for your buck” when investing in your dairy? Dr. Lisa Holden, associate professor, Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science, will discuss good and bad investment decisions and how they affect the bottom line. • Topic #5 – Best Management Practices for Profit. Offered March 14, 12 to 1 p.m. and repeated on March 15, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rebecca White, senior project associate, and Dr. Lisa Holden will discuss key best management practices that can improve profitability. There is no fee to participate in this conference call series, but preregistration is required. To pre-register, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team office toll-free at 888-3737232 or complete the online registration form at www.extension.psu.edu; click on “dairy” to find the Penn State Extension Dairy Team program list. Upon registering, participants will receive a toll-free conference call number to dial into to participate in the phone call. Pre-registration no later than five business days prior to each call is required to receive printed materials that will be discussed during the calls. Lastminute registrations will be accepted, but printed materials will only be available to those who register at least five days in advance. This program is funded through USDA Dairy Profitability Special Grant #2009-3443719958. The series qualifies for SmartStart credit from AgChoice Farm Credit. Participants must attend 3-5 conference calls to receive 1 SmartStart credit.

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Greenwich FFA members give of their time by Breana Scribner, Reporter, Greenwich Central School Greenwich FFA members have been busy during this holiday season giving of their time and skills for others. On Dec. 3, the Greenwich FFA in cooperation with the FBLA and Honor Society held the popular Breakfast with Santa at the Greenwich Elks Club. Alicia and Anissa Anuszewski organized and chaired the event. Nearly 400 people attended and enjoyed breakfast, crafts and a picture with Santa. All the proceeds from this event were donated to local charities offering food and gifts for families in need. On Friday, Dec. 9, the Greenwich

Agriculture Department organized a bake sale for the family of a former Greenwich FFA member who was in a bad car accident. The bake sale along with donations earned over $400 to help the family cover expenses. On Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14 and 15, Greenwich FFA invited 5th and 6th graders to the agriculture classroom for PALS (Partners in Active Learning). The High School students mentored the elementary students and assisted them creating beautiful centerpieces. FFA members also enjoyed sharing the many animals with their PALS partners.

4-H awards presented at Achievement Night 4-H Achievement Night was held recently at the Chatham High School. 4-H Teen Ambassadors who were MC’s for the evening are: Bethany Meyers, Old Chatham; Brandi Shook, Valatie; Rachel Fay, Chatham; Chevett Ortiz, Valatie, Kaley Decker, Valatie and Austin Kellogg, Spencertown. JUDGING AWARDS WERE PRESENTED TO: • Senior Dairy Bowl Team — Jesse Bonin, Schodack Landing; Kayla Carson, New Lebanon; and Danielle Keller, Kinderhook. • Junior Dairy Bowl Team — Courtney Dearnley, Copake; Emily Ooms, Valatie; Katelyn Ooms, Valatie; and Caroline Lafferty, Schodack Landing. • Novice Dairy Bowl Team — Keagan Carson, New Lebanon; Mackenzie Sparacino, Copake; Hannah Robinson, Hillsdale; Kirstyn Suchoski, East Greenbush; Hanan Ibradim, Copake; Nicole Kernan, Hillsdale; and Caitlin Dearnley, Copake. • State/National Dairy Bowl Team — Jesse Bonin, Schodack Landing • Senior Horse Bowl Team — Chelsea Palladino, Valatie; Jackie Sheerin, Ghent; Forrest Johnson, Millerton; Kimberley Eckerle, Hudson; and Berkeley Pirrone, East Chatham. • Junior Horse Bowl Team — Wilder

Johnson, Millerton; North Johnson, Millerton; Ashley Pirrone, East Chatham; and Vidar Pirrone, East Chatham. • State/National Horse Bowl Team — Forrest Johnson, Millerton. • Senior Hippology — Kimberley Eckerle, Hudson; Chelsea Palladino, Valatie; Jackie Sheerin, Ghent; Paige Rielly, Kinderhook; Sierra Dexheimer, Chatham; Morgan Hanson, Canaan; and Eliza Voltz, Kinderhook. • Junior Hippology — Ashley Pirrone, East Chatham. COUNTY FAIR AWARDS WERE GIVEN TO: • Award for Club Contributing Most to the Success of the Fair — TO: first, Columbia Clovers, Valatie; second, Silver Eagles, New Lebanon; third, Barn Buddies, Copake. TEEN PROJECT WORK AWARDS WERE GIVEN TO: (sponsored by Farm Credit East) • Dairy — Jesse Bonin, Schodack Landing; Meagan Chittenden, Schodack Landing; Emily Ooms, Valatie; Katelyn Ooms, Valatie; Courtney Dearnley, Copake • Rabbit — Courtney Dearnley, Copake. YOUTH PROJECT WORK AWARDS WERE PRESENTED TO: (sponsored by 4-H Special Projects)

Greenwich FFA member Ashley Rodd recently mentored elementary students and assisted them in creating beautiful holiday centerpieces. Photo courtesy of Greenwich FFA • Visual/Expressive Arts — Alexis Schodack Landing. Hoffmann, Kinderhook. • Swine — Abigail Harty, Canaan. • Rabbit — Megan Gilligan, Canaan; • Rabbit — Kyle Fiske, Stephentown. Caitlin Dearnley, Copake; Kristen Farn• Horse — Ashley Pirrone, East ham, Millerton; Mackenzie Sparacino, Chatham. Copake; Hannah Robinson, Hillsdale. DISTRICT 4-H PUBLIC PRESENTA• Dairy — Brendan Ooms, Valatie; Car- TION PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS — oline Lafferty, Schodack Landing; Chris- were: Carly Horton, Catskill; Jesse tian Lafferty, Schodack Landing; Jacob Bonin, Schodack Landing; Forrest JohnLafferty; Schodack Landing; Caitlin son, Millerton; Meagan Chittenden, Dearnley, Copake; Kristen Farnham; Schodack landing; North Johnson, Millerton; Mackenzie Sparacino, Co- Millerton. pake; Hannah Robinson, Hillsdale. For more information about our pro• Sheep — Keagan Carson, New grams call us at 518-828-3346; e-mail Lebanon. columbia@cornell.edu or write: Cornell • Poultry — Maggie Huston, Chatham. Cooperative Extension of Columbia • Dairy Goat — Caroline Lafferty, County, 479 Rte. 66, Hudson, NY 12534.

Susquehanna County 4-H Horse Judging Team competes in Kentucky The Susquehanna County 4-H Horse Judging Team made their trip to the Eastern National 4-H Roundup in Louisville, KY! The team, consisting of Nathan Moyer, Samantha Turner, Stephanie Koloski, and their coach Kelli Agler had a wonderful experience in Kentucky and at the national competition. They were able to visit KESMARC, a state of the art equine rehabilitation center, as well as the Kentucky Horse Park. It offered many great educational opportunities and experiences of a life time. The competition went well. They looked very professional and went into the ring with confidence. They made the top 20 in the placings. Their coach Kelli Agler states, “The team did great; I am so proud of each one of them. They all worked very hard to get to the national competition. No matter what they had placed, the experienced and knowledge they gained is worth more than anything.” The team would like to give a huge

thank you to all of their sponsors. Sponsors include: Williams Pipeline & Midstream Company, Endless Mountains Pharmacy, Bridge Street Auto, Bridge Street Marketplace, Karl and Jane Barrows, Kathy Stevens, Montrose Feed & Supply, Kool Cow Cabin Creamery, Dixie and Rick Herbert, Don Light Farrier Service, Debbie and Dave Gaige, Joe and Dorris Koloski, Matt and “The Diaz Crew”, Jennifer Hibbard, Diane Youmans, Tim Fruehan Construction, Silver Lake Ladies Community Club, Sheryl Boyle - The Cut Shop, Karen Leonard, & Mary Hull. From the Team and their coach Kelli:

Team Coach Kelli Agler with Stephanie Koloski, Samantha Turner and Nathan Moyer. Photo courtesy of Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County “Without all of you, we would not have er for traveling with the team to Kenbeen able to travel to Kentucky and tucky and supplying the means of compete. Thank you for helping us to transportation. A special thank you to achieve our goal and having a great ex- each member’s parents for their supperience. Thank you also to Karen Moy- port and help to the team.”

Scholarship for college student studying agriculture The Saratoga County Agricultural Promotion Committee is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for college students who are residents of Saratoga County, New York. Applicants must be successfully attending and pursuing an agricultural

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Great lineup of presenters set for NNYDI Transition Cow Management training; register by Jan. 10 Strong management of a dairy’s transition cows can positively impact farm profitability. To help North Country farm owners and employees learn more about this critical period in a cow’s life, the Northern NY Dairy Institute Training (NNYDI) is offering four training sessions on Transition Cow Management with Cornell University researchers, veterinarians and industry professionals. The 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. interactive lectures and hands-on learning opportunities begin in midJanuary: Tuesdays Jan. 17-Feb. 7 at sites in Jefferson and Lewis counties; Wednesdays Jan.

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Transition Cows Need with Dr. Thomas R. Overton of the Cornell University PRO-DAIRY program and veterinarian Dr. Paula Ospina, a Senior Lecturer with the Cornell University Department of Animal Science. “There are many things that relate to rations fed to transition cows or to other management and facility factors that can have huge impacts on not only cow health but also milk yield and reproduction.

Farms that stick to key principles in these areas can have really successful transition cow programs,” Overton said. Dr. Ospina, who will complete her PhD in Epidemiology in the Spring of 2012, will talk about her research on risk factors that predispose transition cows to negative outcomes at the time of calving. “Energy metabolites such as non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) and ketones may be markers

for negative energy balance. My work is measuring their association with disease and with decreased milk and reproductive activity,” Ospina said. Cowside Care and Decisions at Calving & Post-Calving is the second session topic on Jan. 24, 25 or 26 with veterinarians Dr. Mark Thomas with the Countryside Veterinary Practice in Lowville, NY, and Dr. George Palmer, Palmer Veterinary Ser-

vice, Plattsburgh, NY. They will address the observation, evaluation, and treatment of conditions that commonly affect transition cows in the critical weeks before and after calving. The Jan. 31, Feb. 1 or 2 session will focus on Pen Moves and Herd Dynamics: Take Advantage of Natural Cow Behavior with President Dr. Rick Grant and Research Scientist Heather Dann, Ph.D. of the W. H. Miner Agricultural Research

Institute, Chazy, NY. “How and how often a farmer introduces and moves transition cows into and out of pen groups impacts the cows’ adjustment period and milk production during that period. Farmers need to manage cow movement in a way that encourages a dairy cow’s natural behavior, which supports her well-being, optimal productivity, fertility and health, and the farm’s economics,” Grant says.

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Week four’s session (Feb. 7, 8 or 9) with Dr. Bill Stone, DVM, Ph.D. (Dairy Cattle Nutrition) with Diamond V, Auburn, NY, will talk about controlling variability in feeding programs and Dr. Ken Sanderson of Balchem, New Hampton, NY, will discuss opportunities with dietary additives. Stone says, “Three years ago Diamond V began offering TMR audits to help producers reduce the variability in their rations. Feeding a consistent TMR supports the goal of successfully transitioning cows into the milking herd with the best opportunity for maximum milk and premium components production.” Registration contacts with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) are CCE Clinton/Essex: 518-962-4810 ext. 0, essex@cornell.edu; CCE Franklin: Rick Levitre, 518-483-7403; CCE Jefferson: Ron Kuck, 315-788-8450; CCE Lewis: Frans Vokey, 315-376-5270; and CCE St. Lawrence: Brent Buchanan, 315379-9192. FSA borrower credits are available to anyone completing all four sessions. ARPAS credits will be available, pending approval. The course is made possible with funding from the NY Center for Dairy Excellence and the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program with support from Cornell Cooperative Extension and the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute.

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‘00 JD 4200 compact tractor, 4x4, 420 loader, 47 backhoe, hydro, 1500hrs., $12,500. 315-536-6382

1991 LOR-AL EZ Rider F350 Spray Truck, 60’ booms, 500Gal. tank, light-bar, chemical injection, Mattracks available. Jantzi Crop & Turf Spray. 315-523-2249

‘01 MUSTANG 2044 skid loader, 49hp Yanmar, aux. hyd. weights, 4650 hrs., $7,900. 315-536-6382 ‘04 CAT 257B track loader, heated cab, 1200 hrs., very clean machine, $17,900. 315536-6382 $1000 OFF Most All cornheads & grainheads in stock. Huge Selection. Zeisloft Farm Eq., Bloomsburg,PA 800-9193322

APPROX. 250 15Bu. APPLE BINS for sale, excellent condition, $20.00 each. 518-9299172

13’ PERFECTA II field finisher, $2,200; 14’ Bush Hog disc w/mostly new 24” blades, $4,500 OBO. Both in good condition. 18.4x28 tire, 80%, $300.00. 315-942-4475

Farm Equipment

Farm Equipment

THINK ABOUT TAX PLANNING 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 1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,250 IH 966 Fender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 1066 Black Stripe, new engine, exc. cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 IH 856 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,950 IH 1066 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 1066 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 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 9500 2WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,500 JD 9510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$69,900 JD 915 flex heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call JD 643, 693 & 843 corn heads . . . . . . . .$7,900 JD 8300 drill w/seeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,750 Case 8430 Round baler . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Elwood 4WD unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 New Holland Loaders New . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH & White plows 3x-10x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH 100# Front End wgts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$105 1st Choice GS520-4 tedder . . . . . . . . . .$4,500 Chisel Plows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call Planters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call

Alternative Parts Source Inc.

Dairy Equipment

ATTENTION FARMERS

Call Jeffrey at Agri-Fab & Repair, Inc.

(2) 20.8x38 r1, like new, mounted and loaded, $1,000; 845-895-3160

WANTED

Down, Disabled & Fresh Dead Cows for Rendering

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

Farm Machinery For Sale

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

Dogs BLACK & WHITE Border Collie Pup for sale, male $350, 3 months old. 802-728-4489 BORDER COLLIE PUPS. Red, Black, Blue & Merle, working lines, ABCA Reg. Shots.Dep. 518-673-5456

Chittenango, NY •

315-687-0074

H O L I DAY

B A R GA I N S NH 8560 4WD, Cab, 3500 Hrs, Powershift, 4 New Tires, Very Nice!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,500 JD325 Skid Steer w/Cab & AC, Hi flow, 68 Hrs!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,500 Claas 46 Round Baler w/Netwrap, Very Nice . . .$8,750 JD 457 Baler w/Megawide, 2900 Bales, Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 Krone RR280 5x6 Round Baler, Very Good . . . . .$5,750 Case IH C80 2WD, 3500 Hrs, Bargain!! . . . . . . . .$8,750 Vermeer 504I Round Baler, Sharp! Always Shedded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,750 ‘07 Krone KW1102 36 Ft. Tedder, Like New!! . .$12,500 Case IH 395 4WD Tractor w/Quick Tach Loader, 800 Original Hrs!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 JD 4050 4 Post, Quad, 4500 Hrs, 3Pt, 2 Hyd, Future Collector Tractor, Factory Yellow . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 15 Ft. Brillion Land Commander Very Good . .$15,000 NH 2120 4WD Tractor w/Loader, 1500 Hrs . . .$12,500 Case IH 9X, 800 Spring Reset Plows, Very Good!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 MACFADDEN & SONS INC. 1457 Hwy. Rt. 20 • Sharon Springs, NY 13459

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

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

1993 Peterbilt 378* 1993 Peterbilt 379* 1997 Peterbilt 379* 2004 Mac Tri-Axle dump trailer, 34’* 2005 Trailstar Tri-Axle dump trailer 34’* JD 348 baler w/ ejector

315-868-7467 Leave Message pics available ~~~ *call for specs

2-Gehl 970 forage wagons; Valmetel 5600 round bale chopper. 315-532-5581 2001 JD 3710, 8 bottom plows, auto reset, hydraulic variable width, many new parts, field ready, $14,500. ALLIS CHALMERS D17, recent motor overhaul, 3 bottom plows included, very good condition, $3,200. 315-3237699 2001 JD 7710 MFWD, 4718hrs., power quad, fresh from farm, $62,500. 3.7%Fin. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-9193322 2004 NH BR730 round baler, excellent condition, $12,000; 2005 NH TN85A, 4WD, ROPS, 480 hours, $24,000. 845-482-4296 2006 JOHN DEERE 6420, 4x4, cab, 16 spd. power quad w/push button 4 spd. power shift, left hand reverser, R-P axles, 100hp, Firestone radial tires, 10 front weights, 254 engine hours, same as new, $57,300. 585-393-1485 2010 EDGE high-flow snowblower, used one season, 36”H 86”W, chute hydraulically controlled, $8,900. 518872-1386

2880 Krause 9 Shank Chisel Plow Hyd., Front Coulters w/Leveler, Great Shape In Field Now

10,500 518-829-7790 $

4 USED GRAIN CARTS, Brent, Parker. Starting at $7,900. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322 8’ BADGER snowblower, excellent; 6-1/2’ International snowblower. New & used tires & rims of all sizes. 585-7321953 8’ SNOW PUSHER, standard quick tach, others available, 10% off thru Dec. 31st, 2011. Pine Ridge Welding and Machine, Penn Yan, NY. 315536-2102 85 GMC Brigadier, 10 wheel truck, 300 cummins, 7 speed, 18’ silage box, fair condition, $7,000. 607-843-6281, 607343-0360 BIG AUGGIE 216 w/auger chute, exc. shape, $4,500. 607-279-6232 days, 607-5334850 nights

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Farm Machinery For Sale CASE 85XT skid steer, reduced to $13,500; NH LX865, 60hp, $13,500. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

Farm Machinery For Sale FANCY! 2006 J.D.7720 MFWD w/746 loader, only 1200hrs., local PA farm tractor, one owner. Both like new. 24spd., 3hyd. Both PTO. Nicest one you’ll find. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322

CASE-IH 8930 MFWD, 3hyd., both PTO, real nice one! $62,500. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322

FEED/GRAIN BIN: Holds 8 tons, new plastic boot, 12’ auger, $1,600/OBO. Little Falls,NY, 315-868-4905

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

For Sale Bulk Feed Body with Auger Unload System

$4000 OBO

518-537-6509

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

FOR SALE OR TRADE: John Deere 2640, w/loader & rollbar, 3pt. hitch, clean; John Deere 2640, 3pt. hitch; Allis Chalmers D14; Farmall 460 diesel, WF, doesn’t run; Farmall M, completely rebuilt, WF; Int. 1066 hydro, needs paint; 856 tractor w/cab, 3pt. hitch.; Int. 1206, needs paint. For more information & pricing 802-758-2396 or email lawtonfamily@gmavt.net

IH DISGUSTED??? With your shifting? Now is the time to fix. Put a good tractor back to work. 800-808-7885, 402-374-2202

FOR SALE: John Deere 2940 4x4 with loader, 150 hours on new engine. John Deere 4040 cab, 1650 hours on rebuilt. 585-567-2306 FORD 641 w/2 bottom plow, 8’ drag, 6½’ disc; International 574 diesel; International 1586; Case IH 685; 30hp electric motor. 315-691-2927 IH 966 Hydrostatic w/IH 2350 loader, $12,500; IH 1256 turbo w/cab, 18.4x38 radials, $9,500; 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

Farm Machinery For Sale

BEST BUYS IN USED EQUIPMENT

TILLAGE

BRILLION 10’ SEEDER W/HYD BRILLION 5 SHANK CHISEL DISC BRILLION 13 SHANK CHISEL DISC BRILLION 13’ CULTIPACKER BRILLION 16’ CULTIPACKER BRILLION 20’ CART HARROW BRILLION 25’ PULVIMULCHER - EX COND BRILLION 38’ X-FOLD BRILLION 28’ X-FOLD CASE-IH 3850 19’ CUSHION DISC - EX COND CASE-IH 475 12’ CUSHION LIKE NEW CASE-IH 496 30’ DISC CASE-IH 496 21’ CUSHION DISC CASE-IH 530B 5 SHANK RIPPER

CASE-IH 720 5-18” AUTO - EX E-Z-ON 5200 24’ FIELD CULTIVATOR FORD 2 BOTTOM PLOW JD 980 30’ FIELD CULTIVATOR KNOWLES 25’ CART HARROW KRAUSE 4945 25’ CUSHION GANG DISC KRAUSE 7300 21’ CUSHION GANG DISC KRAUSE 7300 18’ CUSHION GANG DISC KVERNELAND AUTO 8 BOTTOM PLOW ON LAND SCHULTE RSH4 ROCKPICKER SUNFLOWER 13’ CUSHION DISC UNVERFERTH 22’ X-FOLD WIL-RICH 39’ FIELD CULTIVATOR WIL-RICH 27’ FIELD CULTIVATOR

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

©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

J.D.4450, 2WD, quad, just arrived. Also J.D.4650 power shift & duals. Zeisloft Eq. 800919-3322

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

JD 338 baler, good condition; 910 Pequea fluffer, new condition. 518-843-0999

JOHN DEERE 420 tricycle, very good condition, with belt pulley; Papec PTO corn grinder, good condition, $250. 315-896-6144

JD 7720 COMBINE, 4X4, vg!, just finished our corn and beans, $16,500. Mike Franklin 607-749-3424

JD 336 wire baler w/kicker good cond $2500; Wooden kicker wagons good gears, wagons 2 and 3 years old $1600 choice. 315-224-1667 315-730-3271

JD 8420, 8200, 7920, 7700, 7405, 7210, 5500, 4955, 4560; NH 8560; Ford 8830, TW15; Case IH MX135, MX120, JX95, C80. 585-7321953

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

IH 5488, 190hp, 7800 hrs, 20.8x38 duals 70%, great condition, $20,000. 607-4351478 JOHN DEERE BALER PARTS. Winter discounts for baler repairs. New & Used hay equipment. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705

JOHN DEERE TRACTOR PARTS

Many New Parts in Stock RECENT MODELS IN FOR SALVAGE:

• 6420 burnt • 6215 burnt • 5400 4WD burnt • 4430 qd, cab • E4020 •L4020 PS • E3020 • 3010 • 2840 • 2630 • 2010

Gifford’s TEMCO Replacement Parts & Supplies For Agricultural Equipment All Types of Repairs and Welding

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

136 Kardas Road • Valley Falls, NY 12185

JUST TRADED: Gleaner R62 4x4 combine w/15’ grainhead. Priced for quick sale, $29,900. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

Hours: M-F 8-5, Sat: 8-3

Farm Machinery For Sale

(518) 753-6207


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

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Kennedy Tractor (315) 964-1161 Williamstown, NY “We Deliver”

Maine To North Carolina

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

4x4 Kubota 34HP Dsl Hydro w/Heated Cab “Ag Tires” w/New 5’ 3pt Snowblower $9,950; Ford NH 4630 Fully Heated Factory Cab 5560 Dsl 1800 hrs, Dual Outlets, Super Clean $11,500; JD 335 Round Baler; PTO Generators; Ford 540 w/Ford Heated Cab 50HP Dsl ps 3pt live PTO $4,950; Land-Pride RCR2510 10’ Rotary Mower 540 PTO Demo (3) Gearboxes, Chain Guards (New list over $7,400) our price $5,950; 4x4 JD 4200 Heated Hard Cab & JD 72” Mower Deck 20-25HP Dsl $Call; Quicke 980 LDR & 7’ Bkt (New) w/mts to fit Agco, MF & Challenger $4,150; Bush Hog Brand 7’Trailer Type Rotary Mower w/Cylinder Heavy Duty, Very Good Shape $1,795; MF 85 New Rear Rubber $Just In; 3pt 4’ & 5’ Roto-tillers; 3pt 7’ Snowblowers Good Used; Front Snowpushers 7’ & 8’; Buckets (New); Lots More Tractors & Machinery In Stock

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

PleasantCreekHay.com MANY IH 1066’s, 1466’s fender & cab tractors, $6,500$12,000; Du-al loader, $1,500. 518-677-2854 MASSEY FERGUSON 285 diesel, 1981, 2WD, 4cyl. Perkins, approx. 80hp, 540 PTO, 18.4x34 tires, dual remotes, 3 point hitch, Category II, 2,300 hrs., works great! $9,200, Middleburgh, NY. 518-827-4016 MF MANURE SPREADER runs and operates, $450.00. Call 315-497-0095 MUST SELL! NH 170 skid steer, 1300 hrs., $21,000; MF 1105, 7000 hrs., $7,000; Keenan mixer wagon 115FP, 400CF, new floor, $9,000; 6 calf hutches, $150.00 each. Contact Andy at 860-5340 5 5 6 o r j e r s ey _ c ow _ g u y @yahoo.com pictures available

315-531-8672

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 PRICES REDUCED on all combines in stock! Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322

MACK ENTERPRISES Randolph, NY

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

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

NH TB 110 TRACTOR, 90HP, FWD, Loader w/Quick Attach, 4 remotes, new clutch in 2010, good shape, very reliable, $22,000/OBO. Little Falls,NY 315-868-4905

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

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

NEW IDEA disc mower, 12’ center pivot, rolls, very good condition, $10,000. 607-8436281, 607-343-0360

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Charles McCarthy Farm Machinery TRACTORS • FARM MACHINERY • UTILITY TRAILERS

BUY ~ SELL ~ TRADE

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

SNOW PLOW BLADES

518-634-2310 SUPER SHARP JD 6420 IVT, cab, MFWD, like new, 1500hrs., one of a kind, one owner, retired, $59,500. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

VERY NICE J.D.6400, cab, low hours, local farm, only raked hay. Zeisloft Eq. 800919-3322

WANTED

Massey Ferguson

814-793-4293

WANTED: New Holland or Kuhn discbine, 9’ to 10’ in good condition. 518-396-8011

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

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 FOR SALE: #1 Roasted Corn. 518-537-6509

YOUR SOURCE FOR:

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

(315)) 549-82266 Romulus, NY 14541

Farm Machinery Wanted

For Compact Tractors and Skidsteer Loaders. HP Required 20 to 50 HP sizes 5’, 6’, 7’, 8’. Comes complete with skid shoes, Cylinder & Hoses. Replaceable Cutting Edge, Quick Tach Mount, 24” Mold Board. MFG. BY HORNING PALLET FORKS DISTRIBUTED BY:

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

315-536-8578

BUYING MACHINES DEAD OR ALIVE

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

WANTED: 900 New Holland chopper w/Metal Alert, preferrably w/kernel processor; also Case IH 900 or 950 6 row corn planter in good condition. 315-688-2850

Other sizes available Call for prices.

MILO MFG. • PENN YAN, NY

JD 4630, nice, $12,500; JD tractor & ldr, compact, $10,500; Hesston 4x4 & cab, $7,500; White 4x4 w/cab, 135hp, nice, $12,500; Int. 4x4, $10,500; 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; ‘08 Dodge 4x4 pickup, $16,500; ‘99 Ford pickup, $2,000; IH dsl dump truck, $2,500; 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.

814-793-4293

K & J Surplus

Includes Motor & Wheels

WANTED

165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition

Combine Salvage

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

Smiley’s Equipment

USED BATWING mowers, 15’ & 20’, Woods, Bushog, JD. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-9193322

MESHOPPEN, PA 18630

TRANSPORT HAY ELEVATORS

Farm Machinery Wanted

607-529-3294 570-888-5370

570-833-5214

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

Farm Machinery For Sale

TT60A New Holland Tractor, Mint Condition, low hours.

NEW IDEA 708 4WD diesel, 3300 hours, 717 combine, 713 flex head, 844 corn head, nice condition. 315-536-0798

KUBOTA mini x-cavator 7000#, blade, rbr tracks, NICE, $12,500. dvburly@aol.com 585-230-3038

PH: 570-869-1551 Cell: 607-759-4646 4698 ST. RT. 3004

MARTIN’S WELDING

Farm Machinery For Sale

800-879-5717 Call for Nearest Dealer

GEHL 2340 discbine for parts. 607-588-7794

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Grain Roasting On Your Far m

Soybeans • Corn Barley • Wheat

Waterville Grain Roasting Oneida Co., NY

315-534-8948

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

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

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 Fencing

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

MIRACO HEATED WATERERS

ALL L SIZES S AND D STYLES

IN N STOCK!

We Also Carry Posts, Gates & More

Fencing

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

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

2033 Brothertown Rd., Deansboro, NY 13328

315-841-4910

Hrs.: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm; Saturday By Appointment

www.williamsfarmfence.com • williamsfence@gmail.com

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

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

(315) 364-5240

Improve Your Farm Efficiency

ALL TYPES OF FENCES

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

GENERATORS

STANTON BROTHERS

Made in USA

BOARD • VINYL • WOVEN WIRE • HI TENSILE

HI-MAG LIME

Also BEDDING

518-993-5177

771 St. Hwy 163, Fort Plain, NY

SAND

for Horse Arenas or Cattle FOB McConnellsville, NY Delivery Available

888-339-2900 ext. 10

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

ROY’S

SPREADING SERVICE LLC Spreader By Float

Serving The Northeast

E&A Fence LLC

cell#

607-434-1024

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

GREENVILLE SAW SERVICE, INC. 518-966-4346 FAX 518-966-4647 Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers GRAIN DRYER 2007 Top Dry 10,000 Bushel, like new, Batch or continuous flow. 716 998-6081

10 Ton Minimum Limited Availability

518-768-2344 1st & 2nd CUT HAY & OAT STRAW, Large square bales, processed. 716-474-3973 1st CUTTING square bales; 4x5 wrapped 1st cutting silage bales. All good quality. Roscoe,NY 607-498-5812 1st CUTTING, dry wrapped hay, 4x4, 2nd cutting sq. bales. 607-965-8184 2nd CUTTING grass hay, 4x5 round bales, unwrapped $50 per, wrapped $55 per. 607588-7794

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

BALEAGE for sale, 54”x48” grass and clover mix. Call 315-497-0095

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Delivered by the Truckload

PUREBRED Light Gray Flemish giant rabbits, (2) lt. gray giant doe chinchillas. 585567-2306

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

Cyclops Energizers

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

For Sale

Quali Guara ty nteed

Heavy Duty Galvanized Gates

Hay - Straw For Sale

GENERAC SERVICE CENTER

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

Generators

Roy Van Warner

607-432-7476

New Lime Hi - Cal

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS 315-923-9118

Clyde, NY

WE SPECIALIZE IN • Sukup Grain Bins • Dryers • Grain Legs Grain Handling Equip. • Custom Mill Righting Bins & Dryers

• Hopper Feed Bins • Transport Augers • Crane Service Grain Handling Equip. • Dryer BinsService & Dryers


1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw Wanted

Heating

BEDDING HAY, $100/Ton; Dry shelled corn, $12/per hundred weight. Mike Franklin 607-749-3424

WANTED

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

GOOD QUALITY hay & straw. Large Square Bales. Will load or ship direct. 802-849-6266, GRASSY HAY FOR SALE, 1st cutting $4.00/bale; 2nd cutting $5.00/bale. 45-50 lb. bales, no rain. Located near Homer,NY. 315-496-2356 HAY FOR SALE: 4x5 dry wrapped bales. Larchar Farms, 607-847-8393 HAY SAVER Plus Hay Preservative, 68% Propionic Acid. 87¢ per pound. Product available in Waterloo, NY. Delivery Available. Conoy Ag, Elizabethtown, PA 717-367-5078

H AY Farmer to Farmer Wet and Dry Round & Square Bales

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut Hay

Hay & Straw - All Types We Pick Up & Pay Cell 717-222-2304 Buyers & Sellers WANTED: 1st & 2nd cut big & small squares. 315-363-9105

Hay - Straw Wanted

Hay - Straw Wanted

WANTED

LARGE QUANTITIES PAID UPON PICKUP OR DELIVERY

HORSESHOE ACRES 845-783-4507 Ask for Mario

TOP MARKET PRICES PAID

Also Square Bales of

For Quality Hay in 2 String Bales

CALL STEVE

Looking for Long Term Supply Paid for On Scale

STRAW 519-482-5365 HAYLAGE BALES & dry round bales. 700 bales baleage, 400 bales dry hay. Mulch/bedding round bales available. Albany,NY area. James Frueh, 518-436-1050

Also Buying All Grades of Hay and Straw in 2 String or Large Square Bales

Nick Fitzpatrick 845-901-1892 or 845-609-7315

ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

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

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

adenbrook.com

Call for Competitive Prices

Heating

NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

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

519-529-1141

Hay - Straw Wanted

ALWAYS WANTED TIMOTHY MIXED HAY ALFALFA MIXED HAY 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cuttings Also Small Square Mulch

Call 4M FARMS 315-684-7570 • 315-559-3378

Heating

Livestock Equipment

Employment OpportunityAgricultural business in Wayne County, NY seeking a conscientious individual to do application of fertilizer and pesticides to farm fields as well as other duties. CDL license, some mechanical ability, and pesticide applicators license a plus. Full time position with benefits. Call 315-374-5847

Round Bale Feeder $150.00 / OBO 518-673-2885

PATTERSON FARMS

HAY & STRAW All Grades - 2 String Bales

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. 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.

Is Looking for a Self Motivated Team Player to Join Our Team If you are a Jack or Jill of all things, we are looking for you. Repairs, crop, dairy animals and manure. Positive attitude a must and Class A license helpful. Please Call Jon at

315-729-0438

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

Lowville Sport & Farm Equipment

Call 315-376-3329

NEW, USED & RECONDITIONED 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

GOODRICH TRACTOR PARTS

Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

607-642-3293

Horse Equipment THREE-SEATER Bob Sleigh, medium size, rebuilt runners, new bed. Can be used by single draft or pole for team. Erin C. Lundy 315-493-1051

Horses

Parts & Repair

IH TRACTOR SALVAGE PARTS BATES CORPORATION 12351 Elm Rd BOURBON, IN 46504

4 year old Reg. black Percheron stallion, top bloodlines. 315-406-1105

New, Used & Rebuilt We Ship Anywhere CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY WEB SPECIALS!

5 YEAR OLD Belgian Gelding, 17.2hh, Sorrel, light M&T, well broke, traffic safe. 315-6882853

Call the IH Parts Specialists:

Insurance

Insurance

Our Web Address: www.batescorp.com

1-800-248-2955

Cazenovia Equipment offers competitive compensation package, 401K retirement program, employee discount, personal leave days many group employee benefits.

Apply now...

CENTRAL BOILER E-Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call today Halloran Farm 845-482-5208.

www.cazenoviaequipment.com

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

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.

Key responsibilities 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

The ideal candidate should 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 DATE: JAN. 1, 2012

Alltech | Pennsylvania 1860 Charter Lane, Suite 203 Lancaster, PA 17601 Fax: 717-393-9774 • mgast@allltech.com

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Parts & Repair

Real Estate For Sale

STARTERS, ALTERNATORS, and GENERATORS for all domestic and import engines. Also HIGH TORQUE DIESEL STARTERS. Prompt Service 315-826-7892 Gary Sneath

FULTON NY: Good 3 bedroom home with 2 story 3 car garage. 7 acres, meadows and woods. Private, Borders state forest. Excellent hunting and recreation. $118,500. Call Broker Alton Makely 518-2310304

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Van Billings Real Estate, LLC Van Billings, Broker/Owner 14 S. Main St., Dolgeville, NY 13329

315-429-0300

www.vanbillingsrealestate.com

Want To Sell Your Farm or Land? Call Van!

HELP WANTED

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

DEMEREE REALTY Little Falls, NY 13365 Phone (315) 823-0288

www.demereerealty.com • demeree@ntcnet.com #720 - VERY NICE 250 ACRE DAIRY FARM - 4 miles south of Sangerfield borders Rte. 12. 170 acres tillable, 50 pasture, 90 woods - 60 tie stall 2 story cow barn with wide fronts, large milk house, 2 bulk tanks - 72 stall 2 story heifer/dry cow barn with black top for unloading wagons. Big 20 room house built by a doctor 150 years ago new wood/oil furnace - great water supply. Some of the best soils in NEW YORK STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ASKING $698,000 REDUCED TO $650,000 BIG HOUSE HAS BEEN PAINTED, NEW ROOF, COMPLETELY REMODELED. #66 - VERY NICE 5 acre building lot on quiet paved country road, not far out of Utica, 440’ of road frontage, open lot with trees on outside borders. PRICED RIGHT $28,000 #261 - 43.4 A. on Woodcreek Rd. - Town of Verona with 620 ft. road frontage borders Barge Canal in back - 25 A. open & 18 A. wooded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking $198,000 REDUCED TO $125,000 (WANTS QUICK SALE - MAKE OFFER) #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-52 - Certified Organic Dairy Farm Operation w/340 A. - 285 tillable, remainder woods & pasture - 50x75 two story dairy barn w/50 tie stalls, 2 box stalls & 22 calf ties - 2 inch pipeline, 3 units, 800 gal. bulk tank, 20x30 & 20x60 ft. Harvestores w/unloaders - unrestored 8 rm. stone home; prime certified organic farm land; 1.8 mi. road frontage; drilled well; stream runs thru property - parcel could be divided into 185 A. with no bldgs & 149 A. or 149 A. w/homestead - Asking $1,350,000 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC DAIRY ALSO AVAILABLE. B-301 - This income producing property is located on 6 acres. The house is completely remodeled and updated. It has a large sprawling yard with an in ground pool right out the back door. The 50x90 pole barn is rented for $1000/month. It also has a 3 bedroom attached apartment as income. The main barn has 9 overhead doors and has been seasonally rented. The main residence in the house is 3 large bedrooms including a large master bedroom. The bath has a garden tub and shower. It has hot water baseboard heat with a new furnace in 2009. Close to Clinton & Utica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking $349,500

POSSON REALTY LLC 787 Bates-Wilson Road Norwich, NY 13851

(607)) 334-97277 Celll 607-316-3758 www.possonrealty.com possonrealty@frontiernet.net David C. Posson, Broker

Richard E. Posson, Associate Broker

All of us here at Posson Realty LLC wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! 22999 - Veryy Nicee Homee - Montgomeryy Countyy Dairyy Farm m - 110 acres of beautiful land. 70 acres tillable in 2 fields that lie flat to gently rolling. Exceptional soils, well drained, high lime. Balance woods. Good 2 story Dairy barn with 45 stalls and a side addition with 25 additional stalls for young stock. Good 4 bay shop and garage. Very nice remodeled 5 bedroom home with 1 1/2 baths. Has been completely remodeled top to bottom. With new siding, windows, and an oil fired furnace. This is a nice little farm with exceptional buildings and land. Owners have retired and have no family to take the farm over. They have reduced their original Asking w too $350,000. They would like to sell this good price of $400,000 now farm before spring. All offers will be considered. #23022 - Otsegoo County Freee stalll Operation. Buildings for 300 head. Double 8 milking parlor, 3,000 gallon bulk tank, large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 4 bdrm home. All situated on 70 acres of land w/40+/- acres tillable, gravel loem soils w/lots of additional land to rent reasonable. Great location. Mins from Cooperstown or Oneonta. Farm would work well for dairy although buildings are conducive for horses and beef. Farm has 2 trout streams. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Nice area to live and farm. Priced to sell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Askingg $245,000

Real Estate Wanted NEEDED FOR THE SPRING of 2012: Dairy Farm to Rent or Lease for 60+cows with pasture. Current farm becoming too small. 518-321-0889. Best time to call 7-9pm

Roofing

Roofing

ROOFING & SIDING

Active farm real estate broker seeks person with extensive farming experience to handle farm sales in Madison County and nearby areas. Must have real estate license or be willing to get one. Phone Van Billings @ 315-429-0300

e Metall Roofing g & Siding.. BUY DIRECT – Wee manufacture

FARMS

A.B. MARTIN ROOFING SUPPLY, LLC

NEEDED: 100-300 Acres Tillable

IN

MADISON COUNTY - LEBANON - EATON - EARLVILLE

QUALITY BUYER WILL PAY MY COMMISSION

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.

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 - 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.

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

#22722 - Onn thee Riverr - Minutess from m thee Adirondackk Park. No Better Location for Roadside Sales. Located on the Beautiful West Canada Creek. Herkimer County 123 acre Gentleman's Farm. Exceptional soils. 50 acres tillable. Silt Loem. High organic matter and premier vegetable soil. 20 acres of pasture in good fence. Balance woods. Lots of firewood. Awesome hunting. 2 story dairy barn w/65 tie stalls. Enclosed manure room. Side addition for 20 additional heifers. Large drive-in hay mow 10,000 bale capacity. Good 60x80 machinery building w/8x14 cooler for vegetables. Good 28x48 Greenhouse with water and power. Nice 2 story 3 bdrm home with a large attached 2 car garage. New windows and furnace. Farm is currently used for roadside sales of beef, hogs, and veggies but could be Dairy again. Over 1500 ft of frontage on West Canada Creek. m $320,0000 too $300,000 Awesome fishing and kayaking. Reducedd from 22799 - Madisonn County,, Nearr Brookfieldd Statee Lands. Good little buy on a good little farm. 18 surveyed acres mostly tillable. Beautiful year round trout stream. 2 story barn with 50 stalls. Milking equipment still intact. Patz barn cleaner. Good 40x80 machinery building. Additional older 2 story barn with side addition for storage. Remodeled 2 story home. Good 2 car garage. Farm is close to the beautiful Brookfield State Forest and the Equine trail system with over 300 miles of trails for riding horses. Close to snow mobile and ATV trails, great hunting and fishing. Nice little farm to raise a few horses or beef. Farm is reasonably priced to sell. Askingg $140,0000 Owner would consider fair offer. 2307-- Herkimerr County - 100+/- acres all wooded, good amount of road frontage. Power and telephone. Year round stream. Awesome deer & turkey hunting. Mins from the Adirondack Park. Mins from I90, hour to Albany. This is a very nice area of the Mohawk Valley region. Seller is a retiring dairy farmer from the area. Looking to downsize his land base. Would m $110,0000 too $90,000 for this like to sell before spring. Reducedd from good property. This is an AWESOME buy anywhere! Make an appointment to see this property soon. 70+/-- acress closee too I81 Half tillable half woods, excellent soils, phenomenal hunting, and lots of road frontage. Being sold with mineral rights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Askingg $1440,000

ABM M & ABX X Panell - Standingg Seam m - PBR R Panel LOW PRICES - FAST DELIVERY – FREE LITERATURE Ephrata, PA 1-800-373-3703 N e w v i l l e , PA 1-800-782-2712

Full line Pole Building material. ~ Lumber - Trusses - Plywood.

www.abmartin.net • Email: sales@abmartin.net

Seeds

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment

YES WE HAVE SEED CORN Conventional, GT, 3000GT, CB/LL, GT/CB/LL, Viptera, Waxy 866-471-9465 request@gristmillinc.com

MID-STATE TECH INC. 6024 Greene Rd. Munnsville, NY

WANT TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? CALL: 1-800836-2888

315-495-6506 315-404-6721 David Stanek

Pre-Owned Tanks & Silos NRCS Approved Slurry Storage Systems

New Conventional Silos FULL LINES VAN DALE NORBCO RISSLER GRAETZ LAIDIG Ventilation Cow Mattresses Stalls & Gates All Silo Repairs Conveyors & Mixers Utility Augers

Hammer Mills

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment

MARTIN’S SILO REPAIR Specializing in Teardown & Rebuilding New & Used Staves Silos • Shotcrete Relining • Distributors • Fill Pipe • Replacement Doors • Roofs • Chutes • General Repair

Will Buy Good Used Concrete Stave Silos SHOTCRETE SERVICE Repair Retaining Walls Strength Existing Masonry Walls Stanley, NY

585-526-6575


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For All Your Automation and Filling Needs Call:

Center State Ag. Service Morrisville, New York

315-684-7807

JAMESWAY & VAN DALE

Equipment, Parts & Service Authorized Harvestore & Laidig Dealer Sales, Service-Repair

PATZ DEALER Parts-Sales-Service

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Trailers

Trucks

WANTED: Stock trailer, 16’, in good condition. Call after 6pm 518-828-1102

1998 INTERNATIONAL 4900, DT466, single axle, 6 speed, 6 year old 18’ Allstar silage body, hydraulic tailgate, grain chute, very good condition, $19,500. 315-727-1290

Trailers

Trailers

Horse • Livestock • Dump • Cargo Equipment • Landscape • Motorcycle Snowmobile • ATV • Car and More

Trailer Parts & Towing Accessories

Route 12, North Norwich, NY

Trucks

Trucks

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SILO REPAIRS - Blower Pipe, Vinyl & Steel, Distributors, Silo Hoppers, Poly Chute Hoppers, Chute Replacements, # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Chute Liner, Klean Chute Tubing, Wood Doors # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # WOOD CONVEYORS - Single & Double Chain, # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Taper Board Feeders

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2005 Western Star 4900SA 450HP Mercedes, 73K Miles, One Year Old 2666 USA silage/grain body (26’x6’ 6”) $88,000 complete unit OR $68,000 cab/chasis only

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NORTHEAST SILO DEMO: Need a cheap, quick & easy way to get your silo down? Will travel, give us a call. 518568-3560

REPLACEMENT SILO DOORS & HARDWARE AGRI-DOOR

Call Kevin at 315-247-5592 to buy

Jake Stoltzfus 649 South Ramona Rd. Myerstown, PA 17067

AIRPLANE TIRES 14”-50” used & recapped, 34ply, custom rims available. Hill Top Tire, State Hwy. 163, Fort Plain, NY 518-993-2235

Tractor Parts NEW AND USED TRACTOR PARTS: John Deere 10,20,30,40 series tractors. Allis Chalmers, all models. Large inventory! We ship. Mark Heitman Tractor Salvage, 715-673-4829

Trailers TEITSWORTH TRAILERS: Over 400 in stock now! PJ Goosenecks, Dumps, Tilt Tops, Landscape, Car Haulers, Skid Steer & more. Best prices, largest selection. 585-243-1563

EAST NOTE: Calendar entries must arrive at the Country Folks office by the Tuesday prior to our publication date for them to be included in the calendar of events. Email: jkarkwren@leepub.com

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

JAN 14, FEB 7, APR 4 & MAY 10 Basic Farm Business Management Planning 5 dates and locations, choose the one most convenient for you. Helping your farm business achieve success, $25. Choose the site, time most convenient for you. • Jan. 14 - CCE-Washington Co, 411 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, 9:30 am to noon. • Feb. 7 - CCE-Washington Co, 411 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, 6-8:30 pm. • April 4 - CCE-Albany Co, 24 Martin Rd., Voorheesville, 6-8:30 pm. • May 10 - CCE-Greene Co, Acra, 6-8:30 pm. Contact Sandy Buxton, 518380-1498 or sab22@ cornell.edu. JAN 5 & 19, FEB 2 & 16, MAR 1, 15 & 29, APR 12 Farm Business Planning Course Ithaca, NY. All classes 6-9 pm. Cost: Sliding scale, $80 - $300 Application required.

2004 DODGE crew cab 4x4, 5.9 Cummins diesel, automatic, 59,500 miles, 8’ box, 5th wheel hitch, tonneau cover, fully loaded, new tires & brakes, no rust, like new. $24,500. 315-727-1290

Trucks

Trucks

Martin’s Farm Trucks, LLC

Trucks for All Your Needs - Specializing in Agri-Business Vehicles

2004 FL M2 SA C&C 3126 Cat 210hp, 6spd, Air Brakes, Spring Susp, 33,000 GVW, 220k mi, Several to choose from $16,900

Eager Beaver 20 Ton Pintle 21’ flat, 6’ Tail, 6’ Ramps, 102” Wide, Air Brakes, 5 D-Rings Per Side $9,900

Trucks

CALEDONIA DIESEL, LLC TRUCK & EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE “The Diesel People!”

2905 Simpson Rd., Caledonia, NY

585-538-4395 • 1-800-311-2880 Since 1982

Just 1 mile south of Route 20 on 36 south

1 (2)) 19855 FREUHAUFF 80000 GALLON N ALUMINUM M TANKS,, on hub pilot rim and 23’ boom, field spread or nurse. Very Sharp!

Call 585-734-3264

Tires & Tire Repair Service 2-600/65/28 Firestone R1W on John Deere rims; 2710/70R38 Firestone R1W on John Deere rims. All deep tread and have 80-90% tread, no cuts, Exc. Cond., never hauled heavy loads. Complete with rims, $4,500.00. Call Kevin at 315-247-5592 to buy.

Calendar of Events

LOOKING for tillable acreage for 2012 season, prefer Herkimer Co, will consider Montgomery & Oneida Counties. 315-868-7467 Leave Message

888-497-0310

717-949-2034 Toll-free 1-877-484-4104

SOLLENBERGER SILOS, LLC, 5778 Sunset Pike, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Poured Concrete silos since 1908, Manure Storage and Precast Products. For Information: Ken Mansfield 717-503-8909 www.sollenbergersilos.com “1908-2008” Celebrating 100 Years

Wanted

Pines 45x96 Walking Floor Trailer, Swing Doors, Roll-Over Tarp, Cheap! Priced To Sell Or Trade

2000 Peterbilt 379 Winch Truck Cummins 500hp, 13 speed, Air lift 3rd axle, 972k miles, Tusla 45,000# winch w/tail roller, Rubber 90% 24.5’s on aluminum $35,900

2003 Kawasaki 60Z V Wheel Loader, 4532 Hrs, cab with heat & A/C, JRB quick coupler, 2 1/4 CY Bucket, Forks Available. $48,500

2001 Freightliner FL80 Cab & Chassis 310hp Cat, Allison Automatic, 18k front axle, 46k rears, 16’ of double frame behind cab, 60,000 miles, auto-lube system $34,000

2003 Peterbilt 357 Cab & Chassis Cummins 305hp, Allison Automatic, 20k front axle, 46k full locking rears, 16’ 8” of frame behind the cab, 189k miles. $55,000

(Qty 2) 2006 Mack CH613 Daycabs 427hp, 10 speed, 44k rears, wetlines, Rubber 90%, aluminum wheels, 177” wheelbase, very clean trucks. $34,500 each

1995 Steco Walking Floor Trailer, Roll-Over Tarp, Cheap! Priced To Sell Or Trade

2008 Mack Pinnacle CXU613 Daycab 445hp, 18 speed, 364k miles, 14,600# front axle, 46k full locking rears, 222” wheelbase, wetline, polished aluminum wheels. $58,950

Please check our Web site @ www.caledoniadiesel.com Trojan 1900 Articulating Loader, Detroit Power, Heat, Lights, Wiper, Runs Excellent, Cheap! Great Snow Machine Priced To Sell Or Trade

2001 International 4900 DT466, 6 Spd. Trans., 33,000 GVW, Air Brakes, Double Frame, Southern Truck, No Rust, Cheap! Price To Sell Or Trade

ADVANTAGE TRUCKS (716) 685-6757 www.advantagetrucks.com

WE DELIVER

“Exporters Welcome”

1996 Western Star 4900SA 475 HP C-15, 397k miles, 46k rears, 20k front, 20k lift axle, new rear radials (not recaps) $52,000 complete unit OR $35,000 cab/chassis only

Call Kevin at 315-247-5592 to buy

2006 Deere 310G 4x4 Backhoe, EROPS, Extenda-hoe, 2050 Hrs. Excellent Condition $46,950

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

2006 Deere 450J LT Dozer 1267 hours, OROPS, good U/C, 6 way blade, very clean machine $39,950

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

40-45 ft. Aluminum Grain Hopper Trailers in stock and arriving weekly. Prices Starting at $22,500

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Calendar of Events Visit www.groundswellcen ter.org for online application. For more information e-mail info@groundswellcenter.org. JAN 6-7 New York State Maple Conference Verona NY. Contact Keith Schiebel, e-mail kschiebel@ vvsschools.org. On Internet at www.cornellmaple.com JAN 7 Contestants Sought for Multi-County Maple Royalty Contest Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School. This event is open to young people ages 12-24 who are interested in promoting the maple industry. An optional preparatory workshop will be offered for any potential contestant who would like to attend. This will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14. from 3:30-7:30 pm, at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School. To participate in the workshop please RSVP to 315-717-6288 no later than Dec. 10. Contact Laurie Jean Britton, 315717-6288. JAN 10 & 24 Manure Management Workshops Canton High School Room 122/123, Bradford Co., PA. 6:30 pm all sessions. Contact Bradford County Conservation District, 570-2655539 ext. 6.

JAN 11 2012 Madison County Crop Congress Empire Tractor, Route 20, Cazenovia, NY. 9:30 am - 3 pm. The day long meeting gives central New York crop and dairy farmers the opportunity to update themselves on new diseases, insects, legislation and products available Pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for and it is anticipated that 2.5 credits will be awarded. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required by Jan. 6. Contact CCE of Madison County, 315-684-3001 ext 106. Special Farm Family Relationships Webinar 3 pm. EST. “Dealing with the complexity of family and business relationships that exist on family owned farms,” the webinar will cover these discussion points: • Estate Planning - active and non-active family members in the farm business; • Farm Transition - ownership and control; • Organization - multiple family members working together; and • Exit strategies for the retiring farmer without a successor. Question should be submitted to c.merry@agconsult ants.org at least 10 days prior to the event. JAN 11-14 National No Tillage Conference St. Louis, MO. Registration is $279/person, with a special $252 rate for additional farm or family members. On

Internet at www.NoTillCon ference.com JAN 12-13 Long Island Agricultural Forum Suffolk Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead. Growers/producers and agribusinessmen will be brought up to date on the latest issues and technology and can earn pesticide recertification credits. Call 631-727-7850. JAN 17 Stability Amidst Volatility: Growing Crops and Feeding Livestock The Century House, 997 Rte 9 Latham, NY. 9 am - 3:30 pm. Topic include skills to use the commodity markets, dairy rations insulated from market volatility, business skills needed in a volatile economy, managing crops in adverse environments, high forage rations; snaplage, BMR corn silage, growing your own grain, crop insurance and LGM-Dairy insurance. $45 pre-registration due by Jan 12. Contact Gale Kohler, 518-765-3500 or gek4@cornell.edu or Aaron Gabriel, 518-380-1496 or adg12@cornell.edu. JAN 17, 24, 31 & FEB 7 Transition Cow Workshop Series Featured during The Northern New York Dairy Institute Winter 2012 Workshop Series. The series is especially designed for farm personnel with responsibility for transition cow management and dairy industry consultants and advisors. Sessions will include on farm, hands on activities in addition to

interactive classroom time. Jefferson & Lewis Co. Sessions Tuesdays, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7. Note other locations in Northern New York: Wednesdays - St. Lawrence County (contact 315-376-9192). Thursdays Franklin / Clinton Counties (contact 518-483-7403). Four weekly sessions, 10:30 am-3 pm. Lunch provided. Register for one or for all. Each session stands alone; $35/session; $100 for all four sessions (FSA Borrower Credits available). Earn certificate of completion by attending all four. For more information, contact: Jefferson County: Ron Kuck at 315-788-8450 or rak76@ cornell.edu or Lewis County: Frans Vokey at 315-3765270 or fjv2@cornell.edu. JAN 20 Lewis County Maple Production for the Beginner CCE Lewis County, 5274 Outer Stowe St., Lowville, NY. Call 315-376-5270 or email mel14@cornell.edu. JAN 20-22 NOFA-NY Annual Conference: The Cooperative Economy Saratoga Hilton & City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. Contact Katie Nagle-Caraluzzo, 585-271-1979 ext. 512 or e-mail register@ nofany.org. JAN 21 Lewis County Maple School CCE Lewis County, 5274 Outer Stowe St.,Lowville, NY. Call 315-376-5270 or e-mail mel14@cornell.edu.

JAN 22-24 The National Mastitis Council (NMC) 51st Annual Meeting TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL. For dairy professionals from around the world to exchange current information on udder health, mastitis control, milking management and milk quality. Call 727-3676461. On Internet at www. nmconline.org JAN 25-26 Northeast Pasture Consortium (NEPC) Annual Meeting Century House Hotel & Conference Center, Latham, NY. Topics are nutrient management, silvopasture, results from grazing trials and more. Contact Becky Casteel, 304293-2565 or e-mail becky.casteel@mail.wvu.edu JAN 27 Clinton County Maple School 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY. Contact Mike Farrell, 518-523-9337 or email mlf36@cornell.edu. JAN 27 & 28 4th Annual Winter Greenup Grazing Conference Century House Hotel & Conference Center, Route 9, Latham, NY. This year’s conference will feature speakers on Wye Angus genetics, grazing behavior, branding your farm’s products, leasing land to graze, extending the grazing season and more. Contact Lisa Cox, 518-765-3512. JAN 28 Maple Expo St. Lawrence County. Call

315-379-9192. FEB 1 Extension Home Study Courses The purpose of the courses is to teach producers about production principles for beef, sheep or meat goats that will help their operations become more profitable. For more details or to sign up for a course, go to http://guest.cvent.com/d/s dqb58 or call 877-489-1398. To speak to one of the instructors you can contact the Penn State Extension Office in Bedford County at 814-623-4800 or in Fulton County at 717-485-4111. Cost for the course is $45 if taking over e-mail/internet (sheep and meat goat courses only) and $80 if taking through the postal service. Deadline for registration is Jan. 23, 2012. FEB 1-4 2012 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Nashville, TN. Advanced registration is open until Jan. 11, 2012. To register visit www.beefusa.org or contact Kristin Torres at ktorres@ beef.org. FEB 4 Madison FFA Farm Toy Show Madison Central School, 7303 State Rt. 20, Madison NY. 10 am - 2 pm. Adults $2. Children $1. Call 315-8931878 ext.181. Warren Washington County Maple School CCE Warren Co., 377 Schroon River Rd., Warrensburg, NY. Call 518-623-3291 or e-mail lrg6@comell.edu.

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President's Column

New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association President, Steve Van Voorhis Henrietta, 585-746-1542

Vice President, Ron Robbins Sackets Harbor, 315-382-3883

Secretary/Treasurer, Ralph Lott Seneca Falls, 315-568-9501

Board Members Roger Arliss, Pit Farm Clyde, 315-521-0488 Adam L. Craft Williamson, 315-589-2386 Todd Du Mond, Du Mond Ag, LLC Union Springs, 315-252-9191 Loren Herod, Community Bank NA Geneva, 315-781-2138 Bruce Howlett, Howlett Farms Inc. Avon, 585-746-2122 Bill Jenkins, Jenkins Farm Wyoming, 585-786-5793 Seth Pritchard, Catalpa Farm Canandaigua, 585-748-3334 Mike Stanyard, Cornell Cooperative Extension Newark, 315-331-8415 Tom Sutter, Monroe Tractor Alexander, 585-591-3239, 585-703-9628 Jason Swede, Gary Swede Farms Pavilion, 585-243-9739 Tim Taylor, SeedSource, LLC Skaneateles, 315-374-2611

Julia Robbins Executive Director

2011’s Challenges are 2012’s Opportunities

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he holiday season is upon us, and while this is a busy time for most families, it also means a time to slow down for most farmers, with the harvest coming to an end. Extreme weather this year was a challenge for many growers throughout New York, with a wet spring preventing some crops from getting into the ground until June; and a wet fall delaying parts of the harvest until November. But a wet spring and a wet fall was nothing compared to what farmers experienced in Eastern New York and the Southern Tier, with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee wiping out entire crops in some cases. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those farmers and families who lost so much of their livelihoods during these devastating storms. I'd also like to remind our growers and agri-business colleagues about the annual Corn & Soy Expo, to be held January 26 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, NY. We are happy to have Dr. David Kohl, a renowned motivational speaker and educator, back this year as our keynote speaker, as well as Dr. Danny Klinefelter, an educator and economist. The expo will also feature over two dozen exhibitors representing various forms of agri-business in New York State.

I’m also pleased to announce that Julia Robbins will be joining NYSCGA as the Executive Drector. Julia comes from an agricultural background and has extensive legislative experience, most recently serving as the Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Ken Blankenbuh. Happy Holidays to our growers and friends. We look forward to seeing you in January at the Expo.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Corn Board

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he National Corn Growers Association Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from members for the 2013 Corn Board. Through the Corn Board, members can become an integral part of the organization's leadership. Go to www.ncga.com for the application, which provides complete information on requirements, responsibilities and deadlines.

Sackets Harbor, 315-778-1443

The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association is a grassroots membership organization representing corn and soybean producers’ interests. The Association works to develop and expand markets, educate members, and enhance public policy for corn and soybean growers in the Empire State. The Association sponsors research on corn and soybean production, utilization and marketing and hosts educational programs.

Steve Van Voorhis, President

The NCGA Corn Board represents the organization on all matters while directing both policy and supervising day-to-day operations. Board members serve the organization in a variety of ways. They represent the federation of state organizations, supervise the affairs and activities of NCGA in partnership with the chief executive officer and implement NCGA policy established by the Corn Congress. Members also act as spokespeople for the NCGA and enhance the organization's public

standing on all organizational and policy issues. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 13. Nominated candidates will be introduced at the March 2012 Corn Congress meeting, held in conjunction with the Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn. Corn Board members will be elected at the July 2012 Corn Congress in Washington, and the new terms begin Oct. 1. New York is not currently represented on the National Corn Board, so get your applications in to make sure Northeastern growers are represented! For more information, growers may contact Kathy Baker at NCGA's St. Louis office at (636) 733-9004.


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resident Obama recently signed three free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama into law. These important

agreements will allow our nation's farm exports to remain competitive while supporting tens of thousands of jobs in the United States, according to the

National Corn Growers Association. "During NCGA's testimony to the House Agricultural Committee in May on these three

agreements, we stressed that our nation's farmers gain equal access to growing markets with the ratification of these agreements," NCGA President Garry Niemeyer said. "This still holds true. We appreciate the efforts made by both the executive and legislative branches of our federal government to increase meaningful and achievable access to foreign markets. U.S. corn farmers stand ready to meet the growing global demand for corn." U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack also released a statement praising the president and reinforcing the economic impact that these FTA's will have upon the nation's economy. "Farm exports help support more than 1 million American jobs," said Vilsack. "This year and next, U.S. agricultural exports are on track to reach new highs, leading to a trade surplus of over $42 billion, eight times greater than five years ago. When implemented, these three agreements will increase farm exports by an additional $2.3 billion-supporting nearly 20,000 American jobs-by eliminating tariffs, removing barriers to trade and leveling the playing field for U.S. producers."

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Advanced Biofuels Activities Abound Across New York

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n many ways and many places, New York is living the mission of Advanced Biofuels USA, to promote the understanding, development and use of biofuels and advanced biofuels.

York, Sunoco complies with NASCAR's strict environmental and sustainability standards. This plant also extracts corn oil as a co-product that can be used to make biodiesel and other bioproducts.

Understanding: NASCAR fans increased their understanding of ethanol when the official fuel for NASCAR changed to Sunoco Green E15. Produced from corn in a renovated Miller Brewery in Fulton, New

"real world" projects for his startup biofuels company, even developing their own research project and writing a federal grant application during the following school year. Cosenza's work resulted in extensive lesson plans and policies and procedures available to other companies and teachers at no charge. Development: Research that will enable biofuel production at new levels of sustainability, open new markets for energy crops, forest materials, agricultural residues and municipal wastes abounds in New York. From Mascoma's Rome, NY, pilot facility that works on converting corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, palm residue, softwood, miscanthus, switchgrass, paper sludge and sorghum into (continued on page 5)

A dedicated entrepreneur, Larry Cosenza of Germantown, New York's C2Biotechnologies, developed an innovative approach to prepare high school students work in biotech labs. During the summer of 2010 he worked with three paid student interns in a lab he created at the local high school. They worked on


ethanol; to Brookhaven National Laboratory's work analyzing the production of oils in rapeseed plant seeds and studies using jatropha oil in industrial furnaces.

United Soybean Board and the state soybean board's Green Ribbon Fairs use and promote soybean-based products ranging from paints used to spruce up buildings to biodiesel used for carnival ride power generators.

using a modular approach they can convert biomass within miles of a processor, reducing transportation and storage expenses.

Cornell scientists spend time at a brewery working on preventing microbes from producing methane, a harmful greenhouse gas; and instead producing useful carboxylates, precursors to the alkanes found in fuels.

And More: The operators of the kitchens at the US Open bring things full circle by collecting nearly 1000 gallons of used cooking oil for conversion into biodiesel fuel; and 50 tons of food waste to compost for landscape and farming uses.

For almost 20 years, the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry Willow Biomass Project, has studied shrub willows as a renewable raw material for heat, biofuels and biodegradable polymers. The college's Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering researchers are experimenting with different strains of bacteria to ferment sugars extracted from wood into biobutanol for fuel.

What does the future hold? Perhaps a waste-to-ethanol plant that is on the Finger Lakes regional wish list.

The growing popularity of using "sugar platforms" served by the sugars obtained from conversion of plant biomass (cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectin) to make biofuels and other biochemicals benefits Sweetwater Energy. In its demonstration facility in Rochester, NY, Sweetwater will convert several types of biomass (agricultural residues, woody biomass, etc.) to constituent sugars, with a lignin-rich co-product. By

Use: WNY Energy captures one of the co-products of ethanol production, CO2, for its new neighbor, EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products which sells that fizz to food companies. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's BioGenset project provides marketing assistance to find customers who have needs that can be met by using biodiesel and educates them about its availability for heat and power generation. Stationary systems, known as gensets, are often used by hospitals, schools, and businesses to maintain function during a power outage. Portable diesel generators are commonly used to supply power for special events, such as concerts or ball games. In New York, these are becoming powered by home-grown biodiesel.

At a New York City harbor sewage treatment plant, Patrick Kangas, a researcher from the University of Maryland, grows algae, a potential biofuel feedstock, fed with the pollutants in the wastewater. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology also grow algae in wastewater for biodiesel. The algae consume the nitrates and phosphates to reduce bacteria and toxins in the water. The development Authority of the North Country teamed with researchers from Clarkson University to grow algae for fuel from wastewater in its regional landfill. Astonished to find so much biofuels activity in New York? From energy crops to new uses for old waste and residues; from research to production, New York has it all.

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Despite Reductions, Corn Crop Still Forecast to be Fourth Largest on Record

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espite slightly lower corn harvest estimates for 2011, growers are still pulling in the fourth-largest U.S. corn crop ever to meet all needs for food, feed and fuel, the National Corn Growers Association said last month upon release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly report on supply and demand. "Even in light of slightly lowered estimates, U.S. corn farmers remain on track to produce an abundant crop that will be more than enough to meet all demand," said National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer. "Recently, we have become accustomed to setting new yield and production records every year, but 2011 reminds us that the weather still plays a major role in growing a successful crop."

Estimated U.S. corn production fell by one percent, roughly 123 million bushels, from October projections as national average yield forecasts were revised down by 1.4 bushels per acre according to U.S. Department of Agriculture reports released today. With yield estimated at 146.7 bushels per acre, total U.S. corn production is still forecast at 12.3 billion bushels for the current crop year.

minimizing the negative impact of harsh conditions, as clearly demonstrated by our ability to produce the fourth-largest corn crop on record even with drought, flooding and other severe weather. I am proud of the resilience and dedication shown by my fellow farmers and of our ability to pull through for America even when facing major challenges," said Niemeyer.

The reports also indicated lower feed and residual use projections in light of the smaller crop, with estimates revised down by 100 million bushels. Additionally, the decreased corn estimates led to reduction in the broiler production outlook. The U.S. ending stock projections for corn were lowered by a mere 23 million bushels.

New York's corn harvest is projected to be at 78.7 million bushels, down approximately 10 million bushels from last year, possibly due to the wet spring and fall, and Hurricanes Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

"Farming has come a long way in

The reports also indicated minor changes to corn import and export markets with China now projected to import one to three million metric tons more corn this

year. At the same time, Argentina is now expected to increase corn exports by somewhere between one-half and twenty million metric tons. According to the report, soybean production is forecast at 3.05 billion bushels, down 9 percent from last year. Based on Nov. 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 41.3 bushels per acre, down 2.2 bushels from last year. If these harvest numbers hold true, the average yield will be the second lowest since 2003 (again, possibly due to the severe weather New York experienced this year). Area for harvest is forecast at 73.7 million acres, down 4 percent from 2010. In New York, the harvest is expected to bring in 11.9 billion bushels, a decrease of just over 1 billion bushels from last year.

NASCAR GREEN: Good for the Environment, Good for the Rural American Economy

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ntil a few years ago, NASCAR was still using dirty leaded gasoline, which regular cars ditched back in the 1970s. In a single season NASCAR drivers burned 450,000 gallons of the stuff. But now America's second-most watched sport is greening its image thanks to American Ethanol and thanks to corn farmers.

"This has been one of the largest and most successful program state corn grower groups and NCGA have ever executed and it would not have been possible without corn growers investing membership and checkoff dollars in the NASCAR effort. We look forward to expanding our efforts in 2012," Niemeyer said.

In 2008, NASCAR started using unleaded fuel. In 2011, it made an even bigger switch to Sunoco Green E15 ethanol because of its ability to reduce emissions. They now run E15 in all three NASCAR series including the Sprint Cup races that feature the biggest names in racing. The change is evident because of the addition of a green circle around the fuel port of every car with the words "American Ethanol." Every restart during races also utilizes the branded green flag.

For the 2012 season, NASCAR will switch to electronic fuel injection systems, another change that is long overdue. Fuel injection will further reduce NASCAR's emissions and make incorporating higher-blend ethanol fuels even easier.

NASCAR joined forces with American Ethanol, a partnership of National Corn Growers Association and ethanol producer Growth Energy to further promote the use of ethanol fuel. NASCAR estimates they will reduce its stock car emissions by 900 tons just from the fuel switch. During the 2011 season the sport's race cars logged 1.5 million miles on track on E15 and reported increased performance and no negative effects on fuel mileage. "This partnership is able to demonstrate to the American public the many values of ethanol," said Garry Niemeyer, NCGA president. "NASCAR is especially proud that E15 helps create rural jobs and strengthens the business prospects for family farmers across America." Together, NASCAR's 80 million fans are putting faces like Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the green movement in America. Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Ray Childress Racing says "it's amazing how fan's input has changed. At first they were asking, "What is ethanol?" Now fans are asking, "Where do I get it?" Those fans are also seeing NASCAR Green television commercials featuring drivers and farmers carrying the message of E15's arrival in NASCAR with an estimated media value of more than $10 million. Corn Growers across the country have also been involved in ethanol education and promotion at tracks from Daytona to Sonoma, California. In fact, when the season started in Daytona all the fans in the stands helped announce E15's arrival in the sport by waving miniature green American Ethanol flags to help start the race.

"This is phase one of biofuels for the sport. This is a long-term commitment. I would say the prevailing feeling about Sunoco Green E15 is better than good, it's actually great," said NASCAR's Mike Lynch, managing director of green innovation. "Leading up to its debut was a two-year effort with a tremendous amount of live track testing and scientists doing their due diligence. We had to be sure that the fuel would stand up to the demanding conditions of racing." In 2011, the difference between NASCAR fans and non-fans in awareness that NASCAR is running ethanol blend nearly doubled after E15 launch, thanks to a public relations campaign that resulted in: * NASCAR Green accounting for ONE-THIRD of all ethanol industry news coverage in July 2011 in 1-month sample * 30 million impressions to date in 2011 * NASCAR Green being featured In more than 225 news stories across the country This PR campaign has also helped to turn public opinion about the production of American Ethanol thanks to: * 92% positive news stories about NASCAR Green ethanol * 6 times as many NASCAR Green stories portraying ethanol as having a net positive effect on the environment * 2.5 times as many stories portraying ethanol as helping the American family farmer * 2 times as many stories portraying ethanol as creating jobs Here in New York, we are proud to be a part of the NASCAR/ American Ethanol partnership: the Sunoco ethanol facility in Fulton, NY (Oswego County) produces E15 fuel for NASCAR.


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ore than 200 miles separate Russ Carpenter's upstate New York soybean farm and New York City. The business connections, however, are much closer. Starting in October 2012, the 1 billion gallons of heating oil that New York City residents use annually must contain at least 2 percent biodiesel. This blend, marketed commercially as Bioheat(r), combines B100 biodiesel and home-heating fuel. These new standards will replace 20 million gallons of petroleum with soy biodiesel. That requirement equals the need for soybean oil from 30 million bushels of soybeans, biodiesel's largest feed stock. The soybean checkoff helped the National Biodiesel Board complete some of the legwork

when it came to marketing Bioheat. They recognized the market potential for soybeans used as a home-heating fuel and supported educational efforts in the northeastern United States, where most home-heating oil is consumed. Now soybean farmers, like Carpenter, see their marketing efforts coming to fruition with city officials taking note.

Carpenter hopes that New York City will set an example for the rest of the nation. The city already represents the largest municipal user of biodiesel, using B20 (20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel) in their 4,000 sanitation trucks. The city's parks department uses a B50 blend at landmarks including

Central Park, Yankee Stadium and Coney Island. "It's a win-win for New York and other cities to use soy-based biodiesel," adds Carpenter. "As a farmer, it verifies our efforts and the investments we've made in this industry."

"With the new requirements, soybean farmers increase markets for soybean oil while New York City residents gain a cleaner, more environmentally friendly home-heating option," says Russ Carpenter, a soybean farmer from Trumansburg, NY. "I see growth throughout the region with Bioheat potentially heating millions more homes in the next decade."

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