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17 OCTOBER 2011 Section One e off One Volume e 30 Number r 41

Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture


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Judging fleeces by their cover ~ Page 8

Draftt animalss find their r way y back k in n fieldss and d forests ~ Page 2

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“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:20-21


Draft animals find their way back in fields and forests by Jennifer Showalter LEXINGTON, VA — With the widespread use of modern day technology, many people have let the role that draft animals once played slip away. With this in mind, there are an increasing number of people who fear the struggling economy and are working to become more conservative and connected to the land. To these individuals, draft animals are finding their place back under harness. The upkeep of these animals is not as expensive as modern day technology; the effect of soaring oil prices is not as detrimental on what they do; and on top of all this, the animals tend to be more environmentally friendly. To showcase the many talents of draft animals and encourage small scale farmers and loggers to consider utilizing draft animals, the Virginia Horse Center recently welcomed the American Draft Animal Days to the facility for a weekend filled with educational and exciting events. State of the art, new manufactured equipment utilized in draft animal farming and forestry was on display and demonstrated over the course of the weekend to enlighten visitors on the potential that these animals have in today’s world. From single and double horse pulls, to veterinarian presentations on horse care, panel discussions by long time proven experts from the field, round pen seminars, a parade of draft horse breeds, wagon rides, a restorative forestry demonstrations, invasive plant workshops, horse powered treadmills, and live music, the event provided an opportunity for draft animal enthusiasts to come together and enlighten those who are less familiar with the power and abilities of these animals. With 25 draft animals on display, including two oxen, visitors were able to get a good feel for what draft animals are capable of doing. “The demonstrators did a wonderful job of sharing their horses with first time folks and many got to drive the horses in a working setting, which we hope will encourage them to further their involvement with draft animals in the future. That was the objective of the event. For the individuals who experienced that connection with working animals it was a success,” said Jason Rutledge, organizer of the American Draft Animal Days.

Rutledge added, “We hope our visitors saw that working animals have a part in the present and future. The use of draft animal techniques and culture are appropriate to many small farm and forest needs for power. This culture is an instrument that should remain in the toolbox of addressing human needs in the future. The advent of cheap intensive energy in the form of oil is a short term feature in the history of mankind. We hope that animal power was seen by most visitors as a valid option in the future.” Following a competitive horse pull on Saturday night, recent Presidential Humanities Award Recipient and nationally known author Wendell Berry captured quite an impressive audience as he expressed his unique perspective on the state of rural life. “We think our audience enjoyed and was inspired by Wendell Berry’s talk and reading on Saturday night, after the team pull. His emphasis was on bottom up change and his recognition of the participants in this event being good example of community based leadership was inspiring to all of us who actually do this work by choice,” said Rutledge. Guests were also treated with the opportunity to visit with a number of members of The Biological Woodsmen of Healing Harvest Forest Foundation, a foundation that strives to address human needs for forest products while creating a nurturing co-existence between the forest and human community. Original Productions for the History Channel’s show, “Ax Men,” recently spent two weeks filming members in Floyd County, VA area for a series scheduled to air in January 2012. “We feel that it will be a boost to this small cultural community of interest and will advance modern draft animal power beyond the nostalgic historical pigeon hole it usually is placed in,” explained Rutledge. The American Draft Animal Days was a community event that successfully honored the culture associated with draft animals and connected actual practitioners with individuals who are interested in the use of draft animals in field and forestry settings. For more information on The Biological Woodsmen of Healing Harvest Foundation, visit or find them on Facebook.

Gary Kisamore, of Churchville, VA, gets ready to hook up his team of gray Percherons, Pride and Lynn, to the sled during a horse pull at the American Draft Animal Days. Photos by Jennifer Showalter

The heat is on! Morgan and Rose a Suffolk team owned by Blane Chaffin of Christiansburg, VA, makes a full pull, 6,750 pounds over 27.5 feet, during the American Draft Animal Days.

Presidential Humanities Award Recipient and nationally known author Wendell Berry makes quite an impression on the audience as he expresses his unique perspective on the state of rural life.

Luke Conner, with Hickory Bow Oxen Farm in Ashland, VA, displays a team of oxen he uses in movies, displays at fairs, uses in logging demonstrations, and gives wagon rides with during the American Draft Animal Days.

by Anne Buchanan “Come on, goats! It’s time for our afternoon chat!” James Byler calls to his herd of milk goats. “Baaa!” “Baa,” they answer, as they scramble into the holding area of the milk barn, amiably coming in to say hello, as requested. James loves his goats, and loves how sociable they are. He baas back, and they all reply again. James has just come in from mowing hay. It’s a beautiful warm October day, nearing the end of the second of two rainy hay seasons, and James is making the most of it to put in as much hay as he can before the weather turns. James and his wife, Darla, have been milking goats and processing milk for only two and a half years at Byler Goat Dairy at Sequoia Farm in Belleville, PA, in rural Kishacoquillas Valley, but their products are a presence in the valley and beyond. James can be found selling their milk, yogurt and cheeses at different farmers’ markets around State College, and their products are sold in a number of grocery stores in the area as well as in the Kish Valley. A friend even takes their products to a farmers’ market in Philadelphia every week. James grew up milking cows on the farm where he now milks goats. His

great-grandmother bought the 97 acres, and his grandfather logged the woods and built their first barn from his own lumber. His father was born on the farm, and he milked cows there until the 1980s. James and Darla moved back in 1992. They raised veal calves for 10 or 11 years, until it just wasn’t financially viable anymore. James worked in logging for years, but the logging business was hit hard by the downturn in housing in 2008, and the Bylers knew they needed to find a new way to make a living. They hoped to find a way to make use of the farm. Darla isn’t an animal lover, but she was supportive of the idea. Having grown up milking cows, James wasn’t excited about getting back into the cow business, and they knew that wasn’t going to make them much of a living. James kept some goats when he was younger, and had loved them, so he and Darla thought perhaps they should get into dairy goats. As they made their plans, they looked into selling their milk to a local cheesemaker. But they worried about the uncertainties of the market. Amish farmers in the area, who don’t use power equipment at all and milk by hand, are able to produce milk more cheaply than farmers who milk by machine. So

James Byler feeds hay to his goats. Photos by Anne Buchanan

Darla Byler sets up her 25-gallon milk pasteurizer. the Bylers knew they were unlikely to to be competitive in their local area. Thus, as Darla said, “we decided to take control of our own income.” They chose to process their milk themselves. In preparation, they built a new milking parlor and a processing plant onto one end of the existing milk barn. They bought the headlocks, chiller, 25gallon pasteurizer (they are already in the market for a 50-gallon pasteurizer), and filler/capper, and built a walkin cooler. And then they set to work. And it was hard work. James says it’s a project he should have started in his 20’s rather than his 50’s! They bought 19 registered Alpines from Minnesota, and two Saanen and eight Alpines from Iowa. James had grown up milking cows, so he says he just had to learn how goats tick. Darla learned about processing milk by asking a lot of questions, visiting other goat farms, and she stressed, by mining the wealth of information freely available through the internet. A number of their fields have been rented out, but this year James was able to grow enough corn to meet their needs, and he planted alfalfa and put in much of the hay they’ll need this coming winter. The leases are up on the fields next year and he thinks that

in the coming years he’ll be able to grow all his own hay. At their peak this past summer they were milking 42 goats, who gave some 30 gallons of milk a day. Darla bottles the milk, both raw and pasteurized, makes chocolate milk, drinkable yogurts, dry curd cheese, gouda, feta and cheddar cheese, chèvre, and kefir. The Bylers are firm believers in the health benefits of raw milk, goat milk in particular. Darla works six days a week. She works alone now, but she’d like to teach James how to do the processing so that if anything ever happens to her he’ll be able to take over. He’s willing to learn, but hasn’t yet had the time. Sequoia Farm is a generational farm. James will have 75 to 100 goats in a year or two and, while his goats are producing seasonally now he plans to be making winter milk by next year. Once the business is large enough, the Byler’s son will join them. They also have a 4-year old grandson, who James and Darla allow themselves to envision taking over the farm someday. They hope that farm life will still be attractive enough when that time comes. James and Darla are quite happy with their decision to venture into goat dairying, pleased to have given the old farm new life.

Productivity depends on ‘big picture’ of farm safety net by Lynne Finnerty One size fits all — when most shoppers see that label on clothing, it doesn’t inspire much confidence that the garment will suit them. People come in all shapes and sizes. The same can be said of farm programs. One program cannot and does not fit all farmers. What works well for southern cotton growers or farmers in New England is probably not the best way to help midwestern soybean farmers or western wheat growers get through a difficult year so they can keep putting food on market shelves. Even from one year to the next, different programs can make up stronger or weaker threads in the fabric of the food and farm safety net, depending on volatile markets and weather.

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation That’s why the American Farm Bureau recently sent Congress farm bill recommendations that call for a “big picture” approach — one that maintains most current farm programs rather than depending on just one or two — to provide a safety net for different types of farmers in all regions. The ax has to fall somewhere, however. A congressional “super-committee” is meeting this fall to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts. Every part of the federal budget is likely to be trimmed. The cuts to the farm bill, including farm, conservation and nutrition programs, could

be anywhere in the range of $10 billion to $40 billion. Farm Bureau represents all types of farmers and ranchers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Unlike some groups that have called for absolutely no reductions in favored programs, Farm Bureau is taking a more practical stance. It recommends that an equal proportion, 30 percent, of the needed funding cuts be made in commodity, conservation and nutrition programs, with another 10 percent made in the increasingly important crop insurance program. The cuts in nutrition pro-

grams could come from administrative changes rather than program benefit cuts. The cost of administering conservation programs also could be reduced by consolidating them. When your clothing budget gets smaller, you don’t stop buying shirts or pants altogether. You look for ways to save here and there. That’s what Farm Bureau is asking Congress to do with cuts to farm bill programs — spread them around, but still keep everyone “covered.” Some say farmers don’t need a safety net, because this year’s market prices are high for most commodities. But, so are production costs. Also, cotton and wheat yields are low, in some places nonexistent, because of drought in the Southern Plains. If a farmer

doesn’t have a crop or livestock to sell, good prices don’t benefit him much. Through the current dual structure of risk management and income support programs, the farmer can make it through to another year, ensuring that all of us have a top-quality, stable and economical food supply. The farm safety net has evolved over the last seven decades. And it will continue to change, as it should — to make farm programs work their best in today’s budget environment. However, Congress should maintain the complete suit of current farm programs. Even a thinner coat keeps you warmer than none at all. Lynne Finnerty is the editor of FBNews, the newspaper of the American Farm Bureau Federation.


Reviving a family farm: Byler Goat Dairy at Sequoia Farm


Donald Horsley recognized as Virginia Farmer of the Year BLACKSBURG, VA — Virginia Cooperative Extension has selected Donald Horsley of Virginia Beach as Virginia Farmer of the Year, an award that applauds individual contributions to the commonwealth’s agricultural industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension recognized Horsley — who operates Land of Promise Farms in partnership with his wife and two sons — at the Virginia State Fair in Doswell, on Oct. 7. “Don and his family have built a successful farming operation with hard work, innovation, and resourcefulness,” said Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension. “He is an outstanding leader and advocate for Virginia’s agriculture industry, and we are proud and excited to recognize Don Horsley as Virginia’s Farmer of the Year.” Horsley’s 5,300-acre farming operation comprises 5,200 rented acres and 100 acres he owns. While corn, soybeans, and wheat provide the bulk of his farm income, his other enterprises work equally well at bringing in solid profits. Horsley raises 2,672 head of swine from 160 sows in a farrow-to-finish swine operation. He also grazes a beef herd consisting of 24 head of Angus cattle. Many of Horsley’s pigs are sold to 4H and FFA members to exhibit at livestock shows. “With a good reputation

Virginia Cooperative Extension recognized Donald Horsley of Virginia Beach as the 2011 Virginia Farmer of the Year at the State Fair of Virginia on Oct. 7 in Doswell. Pictured from left to right: Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension; Diane Horsley; Don Horsley; Todd Haymore, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry; Ryan Horsley; and Shane Horsley.

for producing competitive show pigs, we now sell to customers in five states,” said Horsley. Pigs that aren’t sold for livestock shows are sold for scientific research purposes while others are sold to individuals for barbecuing or at the local auction market.

Cover photo by Sally Colby Tom McIlwain judged a variety of fleeces at the Keystone International Livestock Expo. Mid-Atlantic Country Folks


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In addition, the Horsleys grow 15 acres of sweet corn and offer a U-pick pecan business. “The sweet corn and pecan niche crops capitalize on the ‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’ mission, and they provide seasonal labor for their full-time grain and livestock employees,” Horsley explained. “At Land of Promise Farms, our family partnership enjoys sharing in the day-to-day farm work as well as its challenges and rewards,” said Horsley. For many years, Horsley has provided a strong voice for agriculture to local government. He sits on Virginia Beach’s Planning Commission, Farm Bureau’s local board, and on the board of a locally owned Southern States cooperative. He was a member of the Virginia Beach Agriculture Reserve Program Committee and the Agricultural Advisory Committee. As a

Ruritan leader, he helped form a foundation that built a community building. He is a 4-H alumnus and longtime 4-H livestock volunteer. Recently, he was appointed to a “2040” longrange planning committee for Virginia Beach. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Horsley has been active at the state and national levels as well, including involvement with Virginia’s Pork Industry Association, State Fair Board, Agribusiness Council, Grain Producers Association, Soybean Association, Corn Growers Association, Agricultural Council, the National Pork Producers Council and Pork Forum, and the American Soybean and National Corn Growers associations. Horsley is a 1969 graduate of Virginia Tech, where he received a degree in animal science. Both of his sons, Shane and Ryan, also earned animal science degrees from Virginia Tech. Shane is an analyst for Smithfield Foods and works on the farm when time allows; Ryan manages the family hog operation. As Virginia Farmer of the Year, Horsley will receive a $2,500 cash award and an expense-paid trip to the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, GA, from Swisher International; a jacket and a $200 gift certificate from WilliamsonDickie Company; and a $500 gift certificate from Southern States. In accepting the award, Horsley joins not only the ranks of Virginia farmers who have excelled in agriculture through the years, but also the short list of farmers in the running for Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Extension has nominated individuals for Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year since the award’s inception in 1990. Contest judges will announce the overall winner at the Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show in Moultrie, GA, on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Corn Farmers Coalition concludes third year of educating Washington about corn The Corn Farmers Coalition, a program from the National Corn Growers Association and several of its state affiliates designed to educate Washington policymakers about corn and the family farmers who grow it, concluded its 2011 effort with an “Innovation is Growing” reception recently at the U.S. Capitol that included the viewing of a new documentary video about corn growers. “The Corn Farmers Coalition exists to tell the story of the revolution going on in modern farming and the significant role family farmers have had in this success,” NCGA President Garry Niemeyer told a group of dozens gathered at the Capitol Visitors Center. “Corn farmers from across the United States came together through their organizations to found the effort with a simple but clear mission: Tell the story of how American farmers — through innovation, technology and hard work — have become the most productive farmers the world has ever seen.” The positive fact-based messages of the Corn Farmers Coalition are directed at legislators and key staff who participate in the policy dialogue in Washington. The 2011 campaign included “station domination” at Union

Station and the Capitol South Metro Station, placing prominent messages in front of many legislative and regulatory staff that use the station in their daily commute. In addition, it includes a significant online and drive-time radio advertising presence over the summer, and the printing and distribution of the Corn Fact Book by NCGA and its state associations, telling farmer stories while stressing the importance of how they are growing more corn sustainably. Niemeyer, who farms near Auburn, IL, pointed out that nine of the largest corn crops in history have been grown the last nine years. Even this year, despite major challenges from drought, flooding and even hurricanes, corn growers have continued this trend, he said. “The generations of knowledge represented by the farmers of this nation are a national treasure and that’s an American success story the public needs to hear,” Niemeyer said. “The Corn Farmers Coalition helps amplify this message and puts a face on family farmers.” Source: NCGA News of the Day, Thursday, Oct. 6

Farmers, chefs to visit classrooms across the country The first ever National Farm to School Month is taking place this October. In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm to School Month, which demonstrates the growing importance and role of Farm to School programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local farming and ranching economies, spur job growth and educate children about agriculture and the origins of their food. “Farm to School programs are a winwin. They provide our kids with fresh, healthy food that actually tastes like food and benefits our farmers and communities as well,” said Kathie Starkweather with the Center for Rur-

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for all products was down 1.6 percent from the previous event, according to the DDR. New Zealand had a

UNCERTAINTY IS CERTAIN Issued Oct. 7, 2011 The slippage in dairy product prices took a breather the first week of October and rallied some but crystal balls are pretty cloudy, or should I say “milky” right now. The 40-pound Cheddar blocks closed the first Friday of October at $1.7650 per pound, up 4 1/2-cents on the week, but a half-cent below that week a year ago and was the first move up in 10 weeks. The 500pound barrels closed at $1.7850, up 14 1/2cents, a nickel above a year ago, and 2 cents above the blocks. Thirteen cars of block found new homes on the week and 17 of barrel. The lagging NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price fell 4.2 cents, to $1.7589, while the barrels also lost 4.2 cents, and slipped to $1.7276. Cheese prices could dip to $1.50, warned Jerry Dryer in his September 30 Dairy & Food Market Analyst, however “others say the order flow is gaining momentum and buyers and end users are comfortable owning cheese at $1.65.” F.C. Stone dairy broker, Dave Kurzawski, in his October 6 e Dairy Insider Opening Bell attributed the gains in cheese prices this week to the beginning of holiday buying, reporting that USDA’s weekly stocks report showed a 0.8 percent decline, compared with the previous week, but are 3.8 percent above a year ago. Bill Brooks, e Dairy economist, warned; “With consumers and businesses still fretting about recent economic weakness and Europe’s debt problem, holiday demand might not be as buoyant as originally anticipated,” adding that “Back-toschool sales, which typically reflect holiday sales, were not good.” Cash butter inched a quarter-cent lower Wednesday, after holding steady for six sessions, then gained a penny and a quarter on Thursday, and closed Friday at $1.77, up a penny and a half on the week, but 41 1/2-cents below a year ago and reversed five weeks of decline. Only one

car was sold this week. NASS butter averaged $1.8084, down 8.3 cents. Holiday buying for Thanksgiving and Christmas may be providing the lift but butter export potential is “somewhere between zero and nothing,” according to Jerry Dryer. He adds that “Lower prices on offer in the world market, many still not being reported, preclude the US from selling much and, in fact, butter imports are on the horizon.” He adds the caveat that one source says “All is not lost, there will be some meaningful butter exports before year end and into First Quarter 2012,” but most other sources disagree, Dryer said. Cash nonfat dry milk was unchanged with Grade A holding at $1.49 and Extra Grade at $1.58. NASS powder averaged $1.5164, down 2 1/2-cents. Dry whey averaged 60.55 cents, up a half cent. The whey market remains strong. Looking “back to the futures” combined with the announced Class III prices, the Federal order Class III contract’s average for the last half of 2011 was at $19.63 on September 2, $19.36 on September 9, $19.49 on September 16, $19.21 on September 23, $18.72 on September 29, and was close to $19.07 just before the spot market traded on October 7. Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade auction index slipped for the ninth consecutive session. U.S. skim milk powder (SMP) for November delivery traded at an average $1.40 per pound while it saw a weighted average of $1.45, down 0.3 percent from the September 20 auction, and the lowest price since December, according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report (DDR). Anhydrous milk fat averaged $1.68 per pound, down 3.5 percent, and whole milk powder was $1.50 per pound, down 0.7 percent. Cheddar cheese for industrial use received an average winning bid of $1.72 per pound, down 4.9 percent. The tradeweighted average price

great flush, according to Levitt in an interview at this week’s World Dairy Expo. There have been record levels and there

were even reports of some delays in pickups as plants struggled to process the milk, he said. “Buyers look at that

and don’t have a sense of panic that they need to buy as aggressively,” he

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explained, and he said there’s concern over the global financial situation. “People don’t want to carry a lot of inventory now; they don’t want to take the risk so that causes a little bit of push back on the buying side as well.” I’ll report more on U.S. dairy exports next week from our interview at Expo with Margaret Speich of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Levitt also reported in his DDR that massive volumes of milk went into butter/powder in August. Butter production hit 133 million pounds, down 1.6 percent from July, but a whopping 31 percent above a year ago, according to USDA’s latest Dairy Products report. Year-to-date output is up 16.1 percent. Nonfat dry milk and SMP amounted to 152.1 million pounds, up 13.1 percent from a year ago. However, demand from domestic and overseas customers has prevented powder inventories from building, according to the DDR. American type cheese production totaled 347 million pounds, down 0.9 percent from July, and 1

percent below a year ago. Italian type cheese totaled 364 million pounds, up 0.6 percent from July, but 0.2 percent below a year ago. Total cheese output amounted to 868 million pounds, up 1.5 percent from July, but 0.3 percent below August 2010. Pricewise; California’s September 4b cheese milk price was announced at $16.33 per hundredweight, down $2.27 from August but 85 cents above September 2010, and $2.74 below the comparable Federal order Class III price. The 4a butter-powder price is $19.29, down 94 cents from August, and $2.68 above a year ago. The prices reflect changes made to the pricing formulas as a result of the June 30-July 1 hearing, according to the DDR, which said the new formulas added 40 cents to the 4b price, but removed 16 cents from the 4a price. Milk production is lower in Florida and mostly steady to occasionally higher through the rest of the country, according the Agriculture Department’s weekly update. Class I inter-

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son got off to a strong start and indications are that milk volumes are running heavier than last year at this time. Milk producers and handlers are stating that the mid-August snowstorm that blanketed much of New Zealand had limited negative impact on the development or start of the new season. Australian milk volumes are increasing on a steady basis and milk output is projected to peak by the later part of October, according to USDA. In politics; the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) launched a television and print campaign to educate consumers about what it calls “the negative economic impact of the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, a set of regulations that gives the federal government control over setting milk prices.” “It’s time consumers learned that the price of their milk is being artificially inflated by a maze of government regulations,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. “Our campaign is about encouraging consumers to tell big government to get out of their milk.” The commercial, which calls for the elimination of the current pricing system, shows a tiny government bureaucrat enjoying a swim in a glass of milk, much to the dismay of the woman about to drink it. The voiceover states: “It seems like the government is everywhere these days, including in your milk.” An IDFA press release

said “In 1937, the federal government created a huge bureaucracy to establish and enforce milk prices. This maze of regulations and government red tape still exists and it’s costing you every time you buy milk for your family. Don’t you think it’s time for big government to get out of your milk?” Details are posted at . IDFA also praised legislation submitted by President Obama that would allow for implementation of the pending free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama and urged Congress to pass the agreements quickly. “We’re pleased the administration recognized the extreme importance of these trade agreements to the U.S. economy, and we now urge swift passage in Congress,” said IDFA’s Connie Tipton. “The pact with South Korea is particularly important because it would reduce tariffs and expand market opportunities in a high-value market and add 10,000 or more additional U.S. jobs throughout the dairy supply chain.” South Korea is the U.S. sixth largest dairy export market, representing $145 million in exports year to date, according to IDFA, and nearly double the value of exports during the same time period last year. U.S. International Trade Commission estimates say full implementation of the agreement with South Korea would increase U.S. dairy exports by as much

as $336 million a year and the Panama and Colombia agreements are expected to produce gains of an additional $25 million each in exports per year. Meanwhile, Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced a farm bill proposal this week that includes dairy policy reforms advocated by National Milk. Lugar, a former chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), a freshman member of the House Agriculture Committee, have jointly introduced a bill they call the Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act. The bill would reduce farm program spending by $16 billion, and save a total of $40 billion compared to current policy, according to a NMPF press release. The legislation includes the key elements of the Dairy Security Act of 2011, which was introduced in the House as HR 3062 by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) and is modeled after reforms first proposed by NMPF. National Milk testified this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that current labor and immigration policies “put the U.S. dairy farm sector at a disadvantage and that a change in laws is necessary in order to address the realities of dairy production in America.” The Federation warned that there’s a persistent shortage of native-born workers interested in employment on dairy farms which is why farmers cannot find enough American workers to milk cows and perform other critical job functions. “Even in this time of high unemployment, our dairy farmers universally report an inability to find enough American workers, even if they offer better pay than other jobs,” said NMPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak. “Sufficient numbers of local workers are simply not available or not interested in working on dairy farms.” The challenge of hiring workers in 2011 is no different than in 2008 when NMPF conducted a survey to quantify workforce hiring practices of dairy farms. That survey found that U.S. dairies employed 138,000 fulltime equivalent workers, of which an estimated 57,000 or 41 percent were foreigners.


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Judging fleeces by their cover by Sally Colby Tom McIlwain had some specifics in mind as he examined the row of bundled fleeces laid out on a table. “First, I look for crimp,” said McIlwain, who had just finished judging the wool class at the Keystone International Livestock Expo held recently in Harrisburg, PA. “I also look for lanolin and length of staple. A 2 1/2 inch staple will stretch to about 3 1/2 inches. I also look for dirt in the fleece chaff, straw, hay, grain, manure. The fleeces were quite clean this year.” To evaluate a fleece, which is the oneyear growth of wool on a sheep, McIlwain begins by examining all sides of the fleece. Then he reaches deep into the center of the fleece, using his hands to find dirt and second cuts - short fibers that are the result of the shearer not shearing tight against the skin with the original stroke. The fleeces entered in the contest were skirted to remove low-quality wool: belly wool, short wool from around the head and legs, and dirty sections from the hindquarters. After shearing and skirting, each fleece was rolled first, the two sides are rolled toward the center and then the entire fleece is rolled from one end to the other to create a neat bundle. Although some fleeces were in open plastic bags, most were tied with paper twine, which is how all fleeces were tied years ago because paper dissolves during the wool scouring process. Although many shearers handled both the shearing and tying of fleeces, some shearers enlisted the help of a wool-tyer who pulled each fleece aside for skirting and tying. Fleeces from wool-production flocks are often weighed so that shepherds can track which animals are the highest producers of wool. Many of the top-scoring fleeces in the wool

Tom McIlwain compares the staple length and crimp of two natural colored fleeces. Photos by Sally Colby Bob Calvert, Mercer, PA exhibited the grand champion fleece at KILE.

show were from rams, which typically yield heavier fleeces than ewes. Ewe fleeces are more subject to 'breaking', a weak spot in the fleece that is the result of stress of pregnancy and lambing or change of diet. “It's easy to tell when the sheep go from pasture to grain, or from being in the barn to being turned out to pasture” said McIlwain. “It's also easy to tell when they start eating grain - there are dark places in the wool. It doesn't hurt the fleece, it just looks different.” The owner of the grand champion fleece this year is Bob Calvert, a former extension agent from Mercer, PA, who brought 14 fleeces to the wool show this year. Calvert says that he enters fleeces from the youngest sheep because fleeces from sheep in production tend to lose quality. Calvert won several classes, and his Merino ram fleeces was named grand champion. Calvert raises Merinos and Shropshires, and although he is retired, he still has about 40 sheep. “My Shropshire ewes aren't the real modern

extreme type,” said Calvert. “They're sort of middle of the road, so they're good for commercial breeders or for kids who are just starting.” Calvert says that some of the changes in the industry, with livestock becoming extremely tall, helped for a while but many breeders got carried away. “They've toned it down and gotten away from the big, tall animals,” he said. It's hard when you're trying to maintain ewes and rams with $6.00 or better corn, and most of those animals can't eat enough grass to maintain their weight. You can run into breeding problems.” When Calvert purchases sheep, especially Merinos, he looks at something most sheep breeders don't consider wool quality. He shears

Stress affects wool quality, so wool judge Tom McIlwain checks a section of the fleece for signs of stress.

some of his sheep in March, then shears the majority in May and June. Because the Merino has such a heavy fleece, he crutches them prior to lambing. McIlwain is quick to

point out the value of good wool. “Wool stays warm when it's wet and it won't burn,” he said. “The quality of the fleece depends a lot on who is taking care of the sheep; whether they're kept in-

side or outside. Don't throw the grain at the sheep - try to put it down so you aren't putting it down on top of their heads. Same with hay put it so they have to reach up to get it.”

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U.S. and Dutch companies create the world’s largest maker of specialty harvesting equipment Two of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized harvesting equipment — Oxbo International Corp. and Ploeger Agro B.V. — have merged to create the Ploeger Oxbo Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of harvesting equipment and related products for niche agricultural markets. The new company is headquartered in the Netherlands. Oxbo has over 400 employees, mostly in the United States, and Ploeger employs 140, largely in Europe. Executives of the two companies say that together, their organizations can more efficiently pursue opportunities in new markets such as Brazil, China and fast-growing countries in Eastern Europe. “After nearly 20 years of collaborating informally, this new partnership positions both of our companies for a brighter future,” said Gary Stich, president of Oxbo. “Working together, we can accomplish things that we just could not do as individual companies. For example, we could sell more Oxbo olive harvesters in Europe, and more easily offer Ploeger potato and fine bean harvesters in North America,” Stich stated. “This new arrangement allows our companies to freely exchange technology and product information, and to cooperate in complex initiatives such

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ALB co-op funding now available The American Lamb Board (ALB) is now soliciting applications for its first round of cooperative funding programs for this fiscal year. There are two programs, the Supplier Cooperative Funding program, designed for suppliers to fund branded retail or foodservice promotions, and the Industry Matching Grant programs, designed for industry partners to fund local promotions such as festivals, cooking demonstrations and more. Both programs require a one-to-one

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by Jon M. Casey Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Lee covered Sterman Masser’s potato crop from 4 a.m. Thursday Sept. 8 until noon on Sunday Sept. 11, and as a result, nearly 2 million pounds of potatoes will not be heading to market but will be turned when the ground is dry enough to till. For Masser and hundreds of farmers like him throughout Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region, Tropical Storm Lee

brought once-in-a-lifetime flood damage of unprecedented proportions. With more than 15 inches of rainfall in Dauphin, Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania over the course of just a few days, farmers like Masser have their work cut out for them if they are to make it through the fall harvest and planting seasons while making the necessary repair and replacement of buildings and equipment at the same time.

“We got a late start on this crop earlier this year because of the wet and cold spring,” said Masser as state and federal officials toured his farm near Dalmatia, PA. He recalled how after getting the crop in late, they had seven weeks where no rain fell so they had to irrigate the crop on a regular basis. That slowed its development. Because of that delay, the crop was about three weeks behind. That delayed their efforts to harvest the crop or they

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This barn was lifted from its foundation by the floodwater from the Susquehanna River. Photos by Jon M. Casey

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Masser Farm Before and After: On Sept. 9, the floodwaters were deep enough for a motor boat to traverse Masser's potato field. On Sept.14, the water had gone and a muddy field was all that was left. Photos provided by PDA and Jon M. Casey respectively.


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Floodwaters from 15 this farm to the north and the Susquehanna is just a few yards to the west. The Mahanoy Creek is a few miles north of here in the next county, but because it dumps into the Susquehanna so close by, all that water had nowhere to go but through this area,” he said. The visual evidence left no doubt as to the severity of the flood. Photos that were taken as the flooding crested and rainfall had subsided somewhat, showed visitors in a motorboat, traversing Masser’s field. The water was between two and three feet deep at the height of the flooding. Tons of river gravel deposited by the rushing water, cover the rich black sandy loam that previously spanned the property. “The potatoes are living, breathing plants, and they suffocate after just a few minutes of total submersion in water,” he said. “Even the portion of the field out closer to the road that was only under water for a short time, is still 90 percent ruined. We nor-

mally would produce about 50,000 pounds of Round White “Reba” potatoes per acre at this location, so the loss is significant,” he said. When asked how he plans to deal with this tragedy, Masser said that while his seventhgeneration potato farm has suffered a significant setback, that is all that this flooding event really is to him and his family, it is not a tragedy. “I lost my brother unexpectedly in 1980,” he said. “That was a tragedy. This is a money management issue, and to me, it is a setback that we will have to work with. We supply local supermarkets with these potatoes, so we will have to fulfill those contracts with potatoes that we purchase on the open market once the harvest has come in.” Masser said he had crop insurance and was expecting that he will recover about 1/3 of what the crop would have yielded if he had been able to harvest it. “We will turn this under and plant it in Rye,” he said. “That is part of our four

year rotation.” Meanwhile, Masser’s farm manager will recover from the effects of the flood on the tenant house at the farm and from the damage to the storage shed, barn and garage facilities that are a part of this property. Ag Sec reviews events of recent days Following an inspection of the damage to Masser’s crop, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George Greig, issued a statement to the local media who were in attendance. “Over the past couple days, I’ve seen the devastation caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee,” said Greig. “Even with damage to crops and physical infrastructure and fields difficult to enter for harvest, I know that farmers will weather this storm just as we have others - with determination and hard work.” “I thank Governor Corbett for his swift actions, along with those of first responders, including the state police, National Guard and local fire, po-

lice and ambulance services. I also want to note the exceptional work done by state and county animal response teams that established shelters for displaced animals in 13 counties,” said Greig. Greig said producers covered by crop insurance may be able to file a damage claim and receive federal disaster assistance. Individuals should contact Karen Powell, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture risk management specialist, at 717-705-9511 if there are questions pertaining to crop insurance in Pennsylvania. At Governor Corbett’s request, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Pennsylvania in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee, making low interest emergency loans available to producers who sustained flood damage. Eligibility requirements have not yet been established, but more information can be found at or by calling a local FSA office. Bill Wehry, State Execu-

Sterman Masser unearths some of his rotting potatoes for Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, George Greig (R), Michael Rader, Executive Director for the Senate Ag and Rural Affairs Committee (C), and Bill L. Wehry, State Executive Director of the USDA PA State Office Farm Service Agency (L).

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22nd Annual Farm Field Days slated in Prince William County NOKESVILLE, VA — The Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its 22nd annual Farm Field Days Oct. 19 and 20 at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. This year’s event will be the biggest yet. More than 1,750 students, from Prince William County and the

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North Carolina Cooperative Extension plans farm taxation issues workshop LUMBERTON, NC — As we enter the upcoming tax preparation season, there are a number of key changes that will affect income taxes for farmers and farm owners. For those of you who will be preparing income tax returns for farmers and farm owners during the coming months, a Farm Taxation Issues Workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center at 455 Caton Road (Highway 72 W) in Lumberton. According to Nelson Brownlee, Extension area farm management agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center, this

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Senator Casey introduces the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011 Arden Tewksbury, Manager of the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) from Meshoppen, PA, announced on Oct. 11 that Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) recently introduced the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011. The bill is identified as S-1640. Dennis Boyanowski, President of Pro-Ag said, “It’s rewarding to have a U.S. Senator that recognizes that all dairy farmers need a new milk pricing formula that will cover their cost of production, plus have an opportunity to realize a profit from their dairy farm.” S-1640 determines the value of milk used for manufactured dairy products by using the National Average Cost of producing milk as determined by the Economic Research Service (ERS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The ERS determines the cost of producing several agriculture commodities. According to Tewksbury, Senator Casey, who resides in Scranton, PA, has long recognized the need for all dairy farmers across the United States to receive a realistic stable price for their milk. S-1640 is geared to fulfill the Senator’s position. Figures released by Pro-Ag clearly indicate that during 2009 the dairy farmers in Federal Order #1 (the Northeast) received an average pay price of $13.01 per cwt. This pay price was approximately $9 per cwt below the dairymen’s cost of production. During 2009, in the Northeast, this $13.01 per cwt price generated only $130,000 for a dairy farmer producing one million pounds of milk annually. S-1640, if it had been in effect in 2009, would have generated approximately $230,000. John Tewksbury, a dairy farmer from Susquehanna County who serves as Vice-President of Pro-Ag, said these figures clearly illustrate why dairy farmers have been experiencing difficult times. S-1640, which now can be referred to as the Casey Bill, also calls for

a milk supply program (if needed) which will be paid for by dairy farmers, not the USDA. President Boyanowski wants everyone to realize that the Casey bill is not geared to cost the U.S. government any money. The Casey bill also addresses the problem of unneeded, bothersome imported dairy products. The Pro-Ag Manager

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More than 125 farmers, ranchers, teachers, small business owners and others from rural communities and small towns across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4 as part of a “Broadband WORKS for Rural America” advocacy day. Participants delivered the message to policymakers that increased access to highspeed Internet is a criti-

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Ken Salazar and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, calling for policies that promote further expansion of high-speed Internet to rural America. As part of their message, advocates stressed that increased access to high-speed broadband would spur job growth, attract new businesses and allow for the expansion of existing operations, and promote essential social benefits such as distance learning and remote healthcare services via telemedicine in rural communities throughout the country. “Lack of access to high-speed broadband Internet puts rural communities across the country at a serious disadvantage,” said Congressman Shuler (D-NC). “Broadband is the great economic and social equalizer of our time, and expanding highspeed internet access to rural America will give more communities the tools they need to create jobs, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety and health care. Broadband will give small businesses in rural areas a pathway to participation in the global economy and provides the framework for long-term economic growth and stability for years to come.” Residents from regions all across the United States shared compelling stories about the impact of high-speed Internet while in Washington. For instance, Jon Chadwell, Executive Director of the Newport Economic Development Commission in Newport, Arkansas, spearheaded a project to expand high-speed Internet access to the local industrial park, home to three businesses that were losing clients due to a lack of access to broadband. As a result of Chadwell’s work to connect the area to broadband Internet, the companies added a total of 325 local jobs in just six years. “Regardless of location or occupation, the need for reliable, high-speed Internet, both wired and wireless, is something that everyone can agree on. In rural America in particular, there are

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Maryland Ag Secretary kicks off agritourism season ANNAPOLIS, MD — To kick off Maryland’s fall agritourism season,

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be celebrating the 10th year of its corn maze and fall farm activities this October. To mark the occasion, Patrick and Brooke Rodgers have brought back their original crab design, which has grown to two crab shaped corn mazes

spanning a 10 acre field. In addition, this fall they are featuring six acres of pick-yourown pumpkins, hay rides, plus pumpkins, squash, and gourds are available for purchase.

Maryland Deparment of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance speaks with students rom New Town Elementary School in Owings Mills, MD, before they enter the Rodgers’ Farms North Run Corn Maze. Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance visited North Run Farm in Baltimore County on Oct. 4 to experience first hand the state’s rich selection of agricultural recreational opportunities. “The fall is a wonderful time for families and friends to get outside and onto a farm,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. “Agritourism is a booming industry here in Maryland. Visiting a farm is great fun for all ages and supports our family farmers too. On farm tourism operations look great and are ready for visitors with their fresh products and lively activities.” According to the most

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will celebrate 100 years of breeding Angus beef cattle with a production sale Oct. 21 at the Beef-Sheep complex on Orchard Road near the University Park campus. Featuring 49 lots comprising 84 cattle, the event will include bred cows, cow-calf pairs, bred heifers, weaned heifer calves and weaned bull calves. The cows and bred heifers are sired by leading sires in the breed, and they will be bred to outstanding bulls from across the country.

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sheep production. • The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes individuals actively involved in sheep production that have shown an extraordinary commitment to caring for natural resources and thereby enhancing the environment. • The Shepherd’s Award for Media recognizes outstanding yearlong coverage of the sheep industry in either print or broadcast.

Nominations must be postmarked by Nov. 18 and past award recipients are not eligible. Awards will be presented at the ASI Convention, Jan. 25-28, 2012, in Scottsdale, AZ. Additional information is available at Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly Oct. 7

livered that message to policymakers this week.” Some 26 million Americans in largely rural areas across the nation lack high-speed connections to the Internet and mobile broadband. The advocacy effort, a collaboration of members of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, National Grange, Women Involved In Farm Economics (WIFE), local chambers of commerce, farmers, ranchers,

small business owners, teachers, and others from across the country, with support from the Internet Innovation Alliance, allowed a diverse range of Americans to personally tell their unique stories about the transformative potential of high-speed broadband to Federal lawmakers. “The National Grange has been advocating for affordable access to broadband in rural America for a long time,”

said Ed Luttrell, National Grange President. “Never before in our efforts have we seen so many diverse organizations, telecommunications companies, and advocacy groups at the same table with the same commitment and vision. I believe the drumbeat of increased access to broadband in rural America has been heard in our Nation’s capital this week.”

Twenty-seven students enrolled in a livestock-marketing course will assist with the sale, including developing sale advertisements and Facebook entries. “We are very proud of the tradition we have at Penn State for the production of high-quality Angus cattle,” said John Comerford, associate professor of dairy and animal science and coordinator of the university’s beef program. “This sale marks a milestone for breeding Angus cattle while providing an important educational opportunity for our students and a resource for beef-production research over the

ASI Awards Program reminder There is still ample time to submit your nomination for the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Annual Awards Program. Nov. 18 marks the deadline for the submission of nominations. This program offers a great opportunity to recognize those individuals who have exhibited exceptional commitment and dedication to the sheep industry. There are four award categories

Grangers from 21 acres of opportunity for economic growth, but greater access to next-generation technologies is key to capitalizing on these opportunities,” said Jess Peterson, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and a lead spokesman for the advocacy day. “Right now, Americans need jobs, and we need to make sure that all Americans have the tools to create and sustain them. I believe we successfully de-


Penn State marks 100 years of beef cattle breeding with sale




HAGERSTOWN, MD FEEDER CATTLE: 275. Steers: M&L 400-600# 95-110; 600-800# 97-115; 1800-900# 95-115; 10001100# 94-103. Heifers: M&L 200-400# 90-113; 400-650# 95-111; 650-800# 80-96; 900-1100# to 86. Bulls: M&L 200-400# 95120; 400-600# 95-111; 600800# to 88; 800-1075# 7181. MT. AIRY NC FEEDER CATTLE: 510. Report not available. SILER CITY, NC FEEDER CATTLE: 1054 Feeder Steers: M&L 1-2 220-245# 122-150; 250295# 120-150; 300-345# 110-146; 350-395# 110-144; 400-445# 109-130; 450485# 110-123; 500-548# 105-129.50; 553-597# 108129.50; 602-645# 105-120; 650-680# 100-115.50; 766780# 108-110; S 1-2 290295# 104-115; 355-395# 90109; 400-445# 91-108; 470493# 98-102. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1-2 250-280# 110-133; 300345# 105-120; 350-399# 108-120; 400-447# 106-

118; 450-495# 107-118; 505-546# 105-117; 550595# 105-118; 605-641# 100-115; 650-697# 95-105; 720-745# 93-97; 800-805# 90-92; S 1-2 300-345# 90103; 350-395# 90-106; 400445# 90-105; 455-495# 93106; 500-545# 90-102; 550590# 90-103; 600-647# 8295; 650-685# 84-90. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1-2 450-495# 105-119; 500545# 105-120; 555-595# 100-128; 610-645# 95-114; 655-685# 96-107; 700-735# 90-96; 760-790# 90-97; 830838# 83-87; S 1-2 450-495# 90-104; 500-545# 90-103; 555-595# 90-98; 605-645# 86-95; 655-695# 90-95. BLACKSTONE, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 253. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 400-500# 120-126; 500600# 123.75-124.50; 600700# 119.50-121.50; 700800# 100-115.50; M&L 2 400-500# 118-129.50; 500600# 118; 600-700# 122; 700-800# 109; M&L 3 300400# 125; 400-500# 126; 500-600# 107; 600-700# 109; 700-800# 112; S 1 300400# 115; 400-500# 117124.50; 500-600# 99; 600700# 106. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 400-500# 111-115; 500-

600# 106-112.75; 600-700# 102.50; M&L 2 300-400# 113; 400-500# 93-117, mostly 107; 500-600# 95110; 600-700# 99.50-100; M&L 3 300-400# 108-113; 400-500# 102; 500-600# 106; 600-700# 92; S 1 300400# 100; 400-500# 80-107, mostly 107; 500-600# 100. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400-500# 100-124, mostly 124; 500-600# 85-108, mostly 105; 600-700# 98.50; 700-800# 90; M&L 2 300400# 100-130, mostly 130; 400-500# 106-127, mostly, 127; 500-600# 91.50-13.50, mostly 113.50; 600-700# 101; 700-800# 89; 800-900# 84; S 1 300-400# 122; 400500# 105-108; 500-600# 101; 600-700# 90. N VA FEEDER CATTLE: 1664 Feeder Steers: M&L 1-2 300-400# 116-155; 400500# 111-156; 500-600# 110-143; 600-700# 113-124; 700-800# 110-136.25; 800900# 120-129.50; 9001000# 100-120.50; 10001100# 98; M&L 2 300-400# 123-146; 400-500# 126-144, few 95; 500-600# 108-130; 600-700# 110-120, few 97; 700-800# 105-128; 800900# 85. Feeder Holstein Steers:



8:30 AM

DIRECTIONS: Directional signs will be posted from Rt 74 at Delta traffic circle and from Rt 74 north of Airville at Fisher Rd.

For Updates And Photos Go To Trucks and Trailers: 2005 Ford F-750 Dump truck 31,000 GVW Cat C-7 diesel, only 16,300 miles NICE!, 1991 IH 8100 dump truck 50,000 GVW. 9 speed and L10 Cummins single axle drive with air tag axle & 14 foot dump, 1989 IH S-1600 7.3 w/5 speed, Air cond, air ride, long wheelbase, Cab & Chassis. 2008 F-350 4-Door Dually, diesel 6.4L, 4X4 Auto, Loaded WRECKED/Repairable 86,000, 1994 Ford Explorer 4 x 4 5 spd Sun roof AC, PW, PdL, 1988 F350 4X4 7.3 L Diesel 5 spd with Meyers Snow Plow, Econoline Backhoe Pro 12 ton Equipment trailer w/Multimax suspension, Hudson 9 ton Equipment trailer, Aluminum Tilt bed on one ton frame (cutoff) approx 17’ long Recreation vehicles: 1996 Yamaha Warrior ATV Pro Modified Kilby Rolling Chassis, (Mud Bogger) name of car Under Taker, MSD 10 ignition, complete except for motor, trans, and chain drive Equipment and Paving: NH 885 skid loader, Harley power box rake Attachment, 12” Auger attachment (posthole digger), Grapple Bucket Attachment, (2) Sets of pallet Fork Attachments, Tooth Dirt Bucket Attachment, Loegering Angle V- blade Attachment, Case 580 G Extenda-Hoe 4wd and 4in1 bucket, off set hoe capability, and HD out riggers, Ingersol-Rand DD-23 39” vibrating Roller, Wacker 36” Vibratory Roller, Gehl power Box 12’ Paver, Complete and Running IH DT 466 engine and 5 speed trans, Federal Light plant 6 KW, 7000 LB car lift, hand tools, specialty tools, (3) tire changing stands, Approx (40) 5/16th and 3/8th chains with hooks in lengths from 12 to 20 feet. Chain Binders, (4) Storage containers (2) 525 Gallon tanks, 40’ steel, 12” I beams, 20’ steel I beams in 12”, 1 Ton electric Chain Hoist, Warn 8000lb wench, 6’ angle snow plow, DT 466 parts, Back hoe buckets, Propane Tanks, Grapple hook for bucket, equipment trailer ramps, Delta 24” Tool Box, (2) Truck Bed Tool Boxes, skid steer tires, Back hoe Tires, Truck Tires, Head Ache Rack w/lights, 1 ton Chain fall, engine leveler, levels, Transit with tripod, Tool Totes, Lincoln mig welder, Welding stand, Shop fans, (8) sets Tire Chains, 20 Ton Press, Drill Press, Grease Guns, Air Grease gun with Keg, Gear oil pump in drum, (2) 12 foot Roll up door units, electric retracting awning.

PREVIEW: Friday Oct 21 8 AM till dark! Appointments required for any other time call 717-870-4155 Leaman Auctions Ltd. AY002063

329 Breneman Rd. Willow Street, PA. 17584 717-464-1128 office or cell 610-662-8149

SW VA FEEDER CATTLE: 1689. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 135-144; 300400# 131-144; 400-500# 127-136; 500-600# 122-130; 600-700# 120-127; 700800# 112.50-123; 800-900# 111-118.50; 900-1000# 103.50; 1000-1100# 97; M&L 2 200-300# 135; 300400# 133-135; 400-500# 126-141.50; 500-600# 117131; 600-700# 115-125; 700-800# 105-116; 800900# 103-110; 900-1000# 103.50. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 200-300# 104; 300400# 113; 400-500# 70; 500-600# 67; 600-700# 75.50-86; 700-800# 75.50; 800-900# 74; 900-1000# 70. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 124-132; 300400# 118-136; 400-500# 112-127; 500-600# 106-121; 600-700# 109-121; 700800# 106.50; 800-900# 91103; M&L 2 200-300# 117; 300-400# 119.50-135; 400500# 111-124; 500-600# 101-120; 600-700# 98-119; 700-800# 97-109; 800-900# 95. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 136-148; 300400# 120-147.50; 400-500# 112-140; 500-600# 112-131; 600-700# 103-120; 700800# 92.50-108; 800-900# 84; 900-1000# 75-89; M&L 2 200-300# 149; 300-400# 114-149; 400-500# 111-131; 500-600# 108-126; 600-

700# 90-105; 700-800# 92.50-95; 800-900# 75; 9001000# 64. FREDERICKSBURG, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 23. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 500-600# 112-121; M&L 2 400-500# 120-126 Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 110; 400-500# 105.50-110.50; 500-600# 102.50-107.50; M&L 2 400500# 99-105; 500-600# 9899.50; S 1 400-500# 81.5089. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400-500# 98-123; 600-700# 96-107. FRONT ROYAL, VA FEEDER CATTLE: No report. HOLLINS, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 169. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 134-136; 300400# 134-136; 400-500# 133-135.50; 500-600# 119124; 600-700# 119-128.50; 700-800# 119.25; 800-900# 114; M&L 2 200-300# 137; 300-400# 137; 400-500# 134.50; 500-600# 116-121; 600-700# 95-111. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 116; 300-400# 114-116; 400-500# 114121.50; 500-600# 108112.50; 600-700# 110-113; M&L 2 200-300# 119; 300400# 119.50; 400-500# 111116; 500-600# 105-106; 600-700# 105. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 134; 500-600# 117-123; 600-700# 95-111; M&L 2 400-500# 109-130; 500-600# 116. LYNCHBURG, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 807. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 146; 400-500# 138.50-140.50; 500-600# 122-132.50; 600-700# 123.25-126; 700-800# 120.50-121; M&L 2 300400# 156; 400-500# 140144; 500-600# 121.50131.75; 600-700# 124; M&L 3 400-500# 130-130.50; 500-600# 120; S 1 400-500# 126; 500-600# 122; 600700# 116. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 119-121; 400500# 120.75-123.50; 500600# 117.50-119.25; 600700# 113-117; 700-800# 107.75-109.50; M&L 2 300400# 117-120; 400-500#



4th Annual Bred Heifer Sale - Black Lick Cattle Co., Rural Retreat, VA

Sat., Oct. 29th, 2011 @ 12 Noon

Directions: I-81 take exit 60 (Rural Retreat Exit) go North on Black Lick Rd for 4 miles to Farm.

260 Bred Heifers - 9 Registered Angus Bulls Big Strong, Mountain bred heifers the Absolute right kind. Free Chuck wagon Lunch 10:30 to 12:00 Noon For more info contact:


Independence, VA Office 276-773-3623 • Fax 276-773-3079 Mobile 276-768-8539 • VAAR # 3035


122-122.50; 500-600# 115122; 600-700# 114.25115.50; 700-800# 110.50; M&L 3 300-400# 115-116; 400-500# 121.50-122.75; 500-600# 115.50-117.75; 600-700# 113-116.25; 700800# 106; S 1 300-400# 105-122.25; 400-500# 114.25; 500-600# 114-117; 600-700# 113; 700-800# 96. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 139-151.50; 400500# 127.50-143; 500-600# 116.50-122.25; 600-700# 116; M&L 2 300-400# 152; 400-500# 134.75-142.25; 500-600# 119.50-125; 600700# 116; S 1 300-400# 117-143, mostly 143; 400500# 125.25-127.50; 500600# 115.75-119. MARSHALL, VA FEEDER CATTLE: No report. NARROWS, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 507. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 142; 400-500# 130-147.50, mostly 142.75; 500-600# 126.50-135.50; 600-700# 111-124; 700800# 115-116; M&L 2 300400# 144.50-149.50; 400500# 130-144; 500-600# 129-133; 600-700# 112123.50; 700-800# 118. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 130-139; 400500# 120-139, mostly 123.25; 500-600# 113119.25; 600-700# 110.25114.25; 700-800# 100106.50; M&L 2 300-400# 121-136.75; 400-500# 115120; 500-600# 110-119.25; 600-700# 114; 700-800# 108. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 146.50-148; 400500# 126-130; 500-600# 128-132; 600-700# 110-115; M&L 2 300-400# 146-148; 400-500# 125-133; 500600# 120-126; 600-700# 105-109. ROCKINGHAM, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 62 Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 136; 400-500# 144; 500-600# 130; Hols. L 2-3 300-400# 89. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 400-500# 111-112; 600700# 101. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400-500# 137. STAUNTON, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 900 Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 155; 400-500# 142-156; 500-600# 128-143; 600-700# 121-124; 700800# 124-136.25; 800-900# 120-129.50; 900-1000# 120.50; M&L 2 300-400# 146; 400-500# 132.50-144; 500-600# 128.50-130; 600700# 110-118; 700-800# 117-128. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 118-127; 400500# 113.50-118; 500-600# 112-122; 600-700# 110118.50; 700-800# 113.50114; M&L 2 300-400# 110; 400-500# 109-114; 500600# 106-110; 600-700# 104-112.50; 700-800# 104;

AUCTIONS S 1 400-500# 104; 500-600# 101; 700-800# 106. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 153-154; 400500# 145-151; 500-600# 112-131; 600-700# 109-117; M&L 2 400-500# 129-136; 500-600# 114-116.50. TRI-STATE, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 887. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 144; 300-400# 144; 400-500# 132-136; 500-600# 125-130; 600700# 123.50-127; 700-800# 119-123; 800-900# 118.50; M&L 2 500-600# 119-126; 600-700# 120-125. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 132; 300-400# 125-136; 400-500# 122-127; 500-600# 116-121; 600700# 118-121; 700-800# 9798; M&L 2 300-400# 122127; 400-500# 111-124; 500-600# 114.50-118; 600700# 110-119; 700-800# 99109. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 140-148; 300400# 140-144; 400-500# 127-140; 500-600# 122-131; 600-700# 103-120; 700800# 108; M&L 2 300-400# 114-122; 400-500# 111-119; 500-600# 117-126; 600700# 90-102. WINCHESTER, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 155. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 124-139; 400500# 125-138.50; 500-600# 113-136.50; 600-700# 101116.50; 700-800# 113; M&L 2 300-400# 118-127; 400500# 116-126; 500-600# 108-118; 600-700# 94-106; 800-900# 87-91; 900-1000# 94; 1000-1100# 89. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 108.50-116; 400500# 108.50-124 500-600# 96-118; 600-700# 105.50110.50; M&L 2 300-400# 89110; 400-500# 95-110; 500600# 101-105; 600-700# 94100; 700-800# 73-75; S 1 300-400# 79-88; 400-500# 79.50-91; 500-600# 79-92. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 136-151; 300400# 122-136; 400-500# 120.50-136.50; 500-600# 113-126.50; 600-700# 96110; 700-800# 94-100.50; M&L 2 200-300# 127-144; 300-400# 116-129; 400500# 118-125.50; 500-600# 108-117; 600-700# 8998.50; 700-800# 84.50-91; 800-900# 70. WYTHE COUNTY, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 572. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 135-140; 300400# 140; 400-500# 127136; 500-600# 126-129; 600-700# 120-126; 700800# 121.50; 800-900# 111-115; 900-1000# 103.50; 1000-1100# 97; M&L 2 200300# 135; 300-400# 133135; 400-500# 131.50141.50; 500-600# 117-131;

600-700# 120; 700-800# 105-116; 800-900# 103-109; 900-1000# 103.50. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 200-300# 104; 300400# 113; 400-500# 70; 500-600# 67; 600-700# 75.50-86; 700-800# 75.50; 800-900# 74; 900-1000# 70. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 124; 300-400# 135; 400-500# 112-119; 500-600# 110-117.75; 600700# 112.50-115; 700-800# 106.50; 800-900# 99-103; M&L 2 200-300# 117; 300400# 125-135; 400-500# 118-120.50; 500-600# 105120; 600-700# 110-115; 700-800# 103; 800-900# 95. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 136; 300-400# 146-147.50; 400-500# 117.50-125; 500-600# 112118.50; 600-700# 105109.25; 700-800# 92.50; 800-900# 84; 900-1000# 7589; M&L 2 200-300# 149; 300-400# 140-149; 400500# 129.50-131; 500-600# 112-117; 600-700# 100-105; 700-800# 92.50; 800-900# 75; 900-1000# 64. SLAUGHTER CATTLE SILER CITY, NC SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80% lean 935-1375# 5766.50; 910-1155# lo dress 53-56; Lean 85-90% lean 680-765# lo dress 30-47; 895-950# 50-53; 805-1040# lo dress 37-48. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1210-1450# 73-77.50; 17652135# 77-78.50. Baby Calves, per head: Holsteins 40-65. MT. AIRY SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Report not available. SW VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 295. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 53-64; 850-1200# 49-63.50; 1200-1600# 55-65.50; HY 1200-1600# 67-76.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 55-64; 1200-2000# 48-68; HY 1200-2000# 60; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 4352; 850-1200# 46.50-63.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 69-82.50; 15002500# 65-82; HY 10001500# 78-88.50; 15002500# 82-83.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 12. M 1, 5-8 yrs. old 1065-1335# 830-850/hd; L 1, 8-12 yrs. old 855-1340# 400-845/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 1. M 1, 5 yrs. old w/calf 1200# 1250# 960/pr. HAGERSTOWN, MD SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 99 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 64-69.75; Boners 61-66; Lean 55-60; Thin/Light 55 & dn. Bulls: 6. YG 1 1400-

2200# 74-79; YG 2 13001500# # 72-74. Fed Steers: Hi Ch full 1300-1400# 117-120; Std Hols. 1150-1250# 74-76. Fed Heifers: Hi Ch 1250# @ 116. Calves: 134. Hols. Ret. to Farm No. 1 95-120# 130147; 92-94# 125-147; 8090# 70-80; No. 2 95-120# 110-132; 92-94# 75-110; 8090# 50-67. Holstein Heifers: No. 1 90-110# 170-180; BW Face Bull 90# @ 215; Beef X Hfr. 126# @ 130. N VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 569 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1100-1300# 109.50-116.75; 1300-1500# 109.50-117.75; 1515-1605# 110-117.25; Sel 2-3 1100-1300# 96.75-111; Hols. Ch 2-3 1100-1300# 95-102.50; 1300-1500# 94.50-103.50; 1510-1545# 94-100; Sel 2-3 1300-1500# 93.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 23 900-1000# 115.50; 10001200# 105-114.50; 12001300# 106-114.75; 13001500# 104.50-116.75; 1640# 107.50. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 52.50-66.50; 1200-1600# 52.75-70; HY 1200-1600# 63.25-77.25; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 52-69.50; 1200-2000# 51.50-69.25; HY 1200-2000# 60-73; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 2453.50; 850-1200# 42.5056.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 65-87; 15002500# 62-76; HY 15002500# 73.50-78.75. Cows Ret. to Farm: 40. M&L 1-2, 3 yrs. old to aged bred 1-8 mos. 748-1360# 440-1060/hd. Holstein Bred Heifers: 20. L 2-3 bred 4-7 mos. 9001175# mostly 80-105/cwt, 1 at 122/cwt. Cows w/Calves at Side: 8. M&L 1, few 2, 3-7 yrs. old w/calves baby to 220# 7751400# 950-1320/pr. Calves Ret. to Farm: 80. Hols. Steers Bulls 70-100# 10-112/hd; 100-130# 128/cwt. BLACKSTONE, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 51. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 50-58; HY 1200-1600# 5962; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 52-64; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 35-47; 8501200# 45-52. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 45-60; HY 1000-1500# 69-73; 15002500# 61-66. FREDERICKSBURG, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 34 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600#


L 2-3 300-400# 89; 400500# 85; 500-600# 80. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 105-114; 300400# 107-127; 400-500# 105.50-122.25; 500-600# 112-122, few 96; 600-700# 97-118.50; 700-800# 101114; 800-900# 95.50; M&L 2 300-400# 101-120; 400500# 99-114; 500-600# 94.50-110; 600-700# 94112.50; 700-800# 83-104; S 1 400-500# 104, few 81.5089; 500-600# 101; 700-800# 106. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 141-162; 300400# 115-154; 400-500# 115-151, few 98; 500-600# 105-131; 600-700# 96-117; 700-800# 89-102.50; 800900# 90; M&L 2 200-300# 131-144; 300-400# 99-122; 400-500# 107-136; 500600# 99-116.50; 600-700# 89-98.50; 800-900# 79.


AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact Dave Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 • e-mail: Monday, October 17 • 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. A flock of 35 sheep & lambs from one farm ranging from 50 - 100# good quality. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 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. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585584-3033, 585-738-2104. • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 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 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518392-3321.

Wednesday, October 19 • Manassas, VA. Cat Construction Equip., Support, Attachments, Forklifts, Dump Trucks, Pickups & Equipment Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 • Allentown, PA. State Auction. Complete Liquidation of Automotive Dismantling Operation. MAC Car Crusher, Rubber Tired Loaders, Rollback & Dump Trucks, Vans. Over 100 Cars (40-50 running), UNBELIEVABLE Accumulation of Motors, Transmissions, Shocks, Glass & Much More.Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Early consignments include 32 open heifers & 12 bred heifers. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041, 585-7382104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716296-5041, 585-738-2104

Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607746-2226 • 9:00 AM: 423 Ashwood Rd., Darlington, PA. Construction Equip., Trucks & Trailers. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585584-3033, 585-738-2104. • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Dairy Cattle followed by Beef & Calves. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-8293105

Friday, October 21 • Ben K. Stolzfus Farm, Intercourse, PA. VisionGen & Partners Elite Offering. Hosted by Vision Genetics. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226

Saturday, October 22 • 8:30 AM: 8721 Woodbine Rd., Airville, PA. Public Auction for Paul Breaud. Dump Trucks, Backhoe, Skid Loader, Paving Equip., Shop Tools, Repairable Vehicles. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 • 9:00 AM: Syracuse, NY (NYS Fairgrounds). Onondaga County Area Municipal Equipment Auction of Municipal & Contractor Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:30 AM: Lyman Truk & Auto, 2429 Rt. 16, Olean, NY. Garage Auction. Tools, Equipment, Truck Parts, Forklift, Wreckers, etc. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-567-8844 • 10:30 AM: Woodhull, NY (Steuben Co.). Levi Farmwald Retirement Auction. Horses, Dairy Herd & Farm Machinery. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 • 10:30 AM: Castile, NY. Ward Bros. Machinery & Cattle Dispersal. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585738-2104 • 11:00 AM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Machinery Sale. We will be accepting Machinery on Thurs. 20th & Fri. 21st. Already consigned: Case 5220 tractor 4WD loader, cab; NH L150 Skid Loader; HLA sand/sawdust shooter; Rissler 510 feed cart mixer. Please call to get into the following ads. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 10:30 AM: Newport, VT. Selling all Tools & Equipment for Newport Technologies Machine Shop. Roberts Auction Service, 802-334-2638.

Tuesday, October 25

Thursday, October 20

• 10:00 AM: 12601 State Rd. 545, North Winter Garden, FL. Rental Returns of Late Model Construction, Support Equip., Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers

• 140 Manda Ct., Troy, MO. Complete Liquidation of Concrete Precast Plant plus Real Estate. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315633-2944, Site phone 262-903-6269 • Gordonville, PA. Jo-Lan Farm Complete Dispersal. John & Rachel Lantz, owners. CoManaged by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst

• 10:00 AM: 175 Wolf Run Rd., Cuba, NY. Estate of Steve Petzen. Excavating Equip. & Trucks. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange,

Wednesday, October 26

585-394-1515. • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Milking Herd Dispersal. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104

Thursday, October 27 • Moira, NY. Carl & Annabelle Bilow. 85 head of Quality Dairy Cattle. “Super Milk” every year since 1986. Delarm & Treadway, Sale Managers & Auctioneers, 518-483-4106 • Cleveland, OH. Complete Liquidation Cat Construction Equip. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • 5:00 PM: 2105 Ireland Rd., Brockport, NY. Estate of Skeeter Van Marter. Tools & Equipment. Harris Wilcox, Inc., Auctioneers & Appraisers, 585-494-1880

Friday, October 28 • Bloomfield, NY. Bennett Farms Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal. Bennett Farms, Inc. owners. . The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-7462226 • 4918 Rozzells Ferry Rd., Charlotte, NC. General Consignment Auction. Godley Auction Co., 704399-6111, 704-399-9756 • Detroit, MI. Large Construction, Agricultural Equip., Attachments, Support Equip. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers

Saturday, October 29 • Syracuse, NY. Construction, Support, Attachments, Aerials, Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • 20 McCormick Rd., Spencer, MA. Estate of George Adgalanis. 4 Ford tractors, Trucks & Tools, Hay & other equipment. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, Inc., 413-569-6421 • 9:00 AM: 5563 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Empire Tractor Relocation Auction. Farm Tractors, Equipment, Agricultural Parts, Store Inventory, Store Pictures. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:00 AM: Mason Facility, 10784 Rt. 19, Fillmore, NY. Annual Fall Consignment Auction. Tractors, Farm Equip., Construction, ATV’s, Classic Cars, Tools, Trucks, Camper, Generators, Boats and Lumber. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585567-8844 or 585-261-8844

Tuesday, November 1 • Pell City, AL. Truck Tractor & Specialized Trailer Auction. Large quantity of specialized trailers of different configurations: 19 axles, Trail Kings, Liddell, Hobb & others. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers

Wednesday, November 2 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

Thursday, November 3 • 9:30 AM: Goodrtich Imp., Inc., 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY. Public Auction. 100+ Flood Units plus more. Goodrich Auction Service, 607642-3293

Saturday, November 5 • Canaan Tire, Gandolfo Dr, Canaan, CT. 5 Oliver Tractors, 1989 Ford Service Truck, Tire and

Service Equipment, Office Equipment. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413-569-6421 • Delaware, OH. Late Model Rental Return Construction Equip., Aerial Lifts, Attachments, Support Equip. & Camping Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • Ithaca, NY. New York Holstein Fall Harvest Sale. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • Ithaca, NY. NY Fall Harvest Sale. Hosted by Cornell University Dairy Science Club. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equipment, Autos, Trucks, Trailers and small tools. Consignments accepted on Friday from 8 am till noon. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161

Saturday, November 5 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

Wednesday, November 9 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Feeder Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041, 585-7382104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

Thursday, November 10 • Ben K. Stolzfus Farm, Intercourse, PA. Reserved for a major New York Herd Dispersal w/ a BAA of 110%! Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226

Friday, November 11 • 11:30 AM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Premier All Breeds Sale. 100 head of quality all breeds sell. Call to participate in this sale. Selections are underway. Call if you want to participate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771

Saturday, November 12 • Madison, NY. Fern Hill Farm II Milking Herd Dispersal. 100 outstanding registered Holsteins sell. Jack Russin & Family, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • Racine, WI. Late Model Earthmoving Equip., Truck Tractors, Dump Trailers, Equip. Trailers, Campers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

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FRONT ROYAL, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 70. Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1100-1300# 105.75-122.75; 1300-1500# 110.50-126.50; Sel 2-3 1000-1100# 93. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 23 1000-1200# 103.25118.25; 1200-1400# 67.50123, mostly 105-123; 14001600# 115.

Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 55.50-70; HY 1200-1600# 71.50-77.25; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 57.5069.50; 1200-2000# 62.7569.25; HY 1200-2000# 7273; Lean 85-90% lean 8501200# 42.50-56.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 69.50-71.75; 1500-2500# 62-73.50. HOLLINS, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 19. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 62-65; HY 1200-1600# 67; Boner 80-85% lean 800-

1200# 63-66; 1200-2000# 62.50-66; HY 1200-2000# 69; Lean 85-90% lean 750850# 49-56; 850-1200# 5358. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 66.50-68.50; 1500-2500# 60-71.50; HY 1000-1500# 71; 1500-2500# 74. Cows Ret. to Farm: 5. S 1, 10-14 yrs. old 320570/hd; L 1, 3 yrs. old bred 8 mos. 1300# 1080/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 1. S 1, 10 yrs. old w/calf 700# 510/pr LYNCHBURG, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE:

208 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 5565; 1200-1600# 56-66; HY 1200-1600# 67-71; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 5163.50; 1200-2000# 52-64; HY 1200-2000# 65-68; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 4051; 850-1200# 45-55. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 64-70; 15002500# 62-70; HY 10001500# 71-76; 1500-2500# 71-76. MARSHALL, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 50. Slaughter Cows: Breaker

75-80% lean 850-1200# 55.50-57; 1200-1600# 60.25-65.25; HY 12001600# 64.25-67.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 5663.25; 1200-2000# 6263.50; HY 1200-2000# 66.50-72; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 40.50; 850-1200# 47-55.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 64.50-65.25, one at 77. Calves Ret. to Farm: 5. Hols. Bulls 70-100# 1042/hd. ROCKINGHAM, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 136

Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 59.50; 1200-1600# 52.7566; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 61-65.50; 12002000# 56-61; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 44.50-55. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 72-73. Calves Ret. to Farm: 57. Hols. Bulls 70-100# 20112/hd; 100-130# 128/cwt. STAUNTON, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 60 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 52.50-64; 1200-1600# 6065.25; HY 1200-1600# 67.25-70; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 55-66; 1200-2000# 55-67.25; HY 1200-2000# 68-70.50; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 5255. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 82-87; 15002500# 65-76. TRI-STATE, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 133. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 5963.50; 1200-1600# 62-65; HY 1200-1600# 76.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 55-64; 1200-2000# 61.5068; Lean 85-90% lean 750850# 50-52; 850-1200# 5255. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 73-82.50; 15002500# 73-82. WINCHESTER, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 83. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 62-69.50; HY 1200-1600# 76; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 55-65.50; 12002000# 52.50-68; HY 12002000# 71.50; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 54-54.75; 850-1200# 49-64. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 63-69; 15002500# 62.50-73; HY 10001500# 74.50; 1500-2500# 76.50-77. Cows Ret. to Farm: 43. M&L 1, few 2, 3 yrs. old to aged bred 1-8 mos. 8031310# 525-990/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 2. M 1, 6-7 yrs. old w/calves 125-180# 1030-1430# 1030-1380/pr. Calves Ret. to Farm: 5. Hols. Bulls 70-100# 1180/hd; 100-130# 40110/cwt. WYTHE CO SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 142. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 4963; 1200-1600# 55-65.50; HY 1200-1600# 67-68.50; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 55-57; 1200-2000# 48-58; HY 1200-2000# 60; Lean 85-90% lean 750850# 43-50; 850-1200# 46.50-63.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 69-79.50; 15002500# 69-74.50; HY 10001500# 78-88.50; 15002500# 82-83.50.


61.50-63; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 52-59.25; 1200-2000# 51.50-57; HY 1200-2000# 63.50-70; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 3845; 850-1200# 42.50-48. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 63.50-65.


MARKET REPORTS Cows Ret. to Farm: 12. M 1, 5-8 yrs. old 1065-1335# 830-850/hd; L 1 8-12 yrs. old 855-1340# 400-845/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 1. M 1, 5 yrs. old w/calf 200# 1250# 960/pr.

129-141. S VA SHEEP: No report. S VA GOATS: No report MT. AIRY SHEEP: No report

HOG REPORT HAGERSTOWN, MD PIGS Pigs & Shoats: (/hd) 102. 40-50# to 32; 50-70# 40-52; Culls 70-90# 30-44; (/#) 100-125# 50-65. Butcher Hogs: 34. US 12 240-290# 69-71; 290-350# 65-70. Sows: 1 698# @ 67.50. Boars: 1 532# @ 26. NC SOWS: 300-399# 49.34-62.40; 400-449# 49.34-63.35; 450-499# 61.57-64.38; 500-549# 62.58-66.60; 550# & up 63.59-66.75. FREDERICKSBURG, VA HOGS: No report. HOLLINS, VA HOGS: 3. No report. MARSHALL, VA HOGS: No report. N VA HOGS: No report. ROCKINGHAM, VA HOGS: No report. S VA HOGS: No report. STAUNTON, VA HOGS: No report. WINCHESTER, VA HOGS: No report. WYTHE CO, VA HOGS: No report. LAMB & GOAT MARKET N VA SHEEP: 53. Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled Ch & Pr 1-2 80-110# 170-177; 110-125# 162; Spring, Wooled, Gd & Ch 1-3 30-60# 140. Feeder Lambs: Wooled, S&M 1-2 40-60# 187.50; 6090# 188-189. Slaughter Ewes: Ch 2-4 100-103. Slaughter Rams: all grades 78. HAGERSTOWN, MD SHEEP: No report HAGERSTOWN, MD GOATS: (/hd) 33. L Billies/Wethers 150-167; Nannies to 82; Kids Sel 1 80-90# to 117; 50-60# to 90; Sel 2 50-80# 60-85; 30-50# 30-50. N VA GOATS: 23. Kids: Sel 1-2 20-40# 129135; 40-60# 150-175; 6080# 123-150; Sel 3 20-40# 100. Bucks: Sel 1-2 100-150#


4 130-160# 175; Wooled, Gd & few Ch 1-2 30-60# 141171; 60-90# 175. Slaughter Rams/Ewes: 10. Ch 2-4 59; Gd 2-4 71-82. Slaughter Rams: all grades 81-93. WINCHESTER, VA GOATS: 56. Kids: Sel 1-2 20-40# 120-175; 40-60# 150-175; 60-80# 102-160. Bucks: Sel 1-2 70-110# 163; 100-150# 89-135; 150250# 81. Does: Sel 1-2 70-100# 80-100; 100-150# 52-105; 150-250# 78. WYTHE CO SHEEP: No report.


WYTHE CO GOATS: No report.



ROCKINGHAM, VA GOATS: No report. ROCKINGHAM, VA SHEEP: 4. Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled Ch & Pr 1-2 1100-125# 162. SHENANDOAH SHEEP: 21. Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled Ch & Pr 1-2 80-110# 177; Spring, Wooled Gd & Ch 1-3 30-60# 140. SILER CITY, NC GOATS: 87. Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Sel 1 under 20# 2532.50; 20-40# 50-60; 40-60# 65-75; 60-80# 80-90; Sel 2 20-40# 35-45. Yearlings: Sel 1 60-80# 90-110; 80-100# 120-140; Sel 2 60-80# 75; Sel 3 6080# 52.50. Does/Nannies: Sel 1 5070# 70-80; 70-100# 85; Sel 2 50-70# 65; Sel 3 50-70# 40-45. Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100150# 140-157.50; 150-250# 165-175.50. SILER CITY, NC SHEEP: 17. Slaughter Ewes: Util 80100# 95-110; Cull 60-120# 65-70. STAUNTON, VA SHEEP: No report. STAUNTON, VA GOATS: No report. TRI-STATE, VA GOATS: No report. WINCHESTER, VA SHEEP: 52. Slaughter Lambs: Wooled Ch & Pr 2-3 110130# 175; Wooled Ch & Pr 1-2 90-110# 175; 110-130# 140-175; Wooled, Ch & Pr 3-

NC GRAIN US 2 Yellow Corn was mixed. Prices were 6.717.06, mostly 6.71-7.05 at the feed mills and 6.20-6.85, mostly 6.76 at the elevators. US 1 Yellow Soybeans were 4¢ higher. Prices were 12.39 at the processors, 12.30 at the feed mills and 11.7512.20, mostly 12.20 at the elevators. US 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat was without an available trend. Prices were -, mostly - at the elevators. Soybean Meal (f.o.b.) at the processing plants was 342.70. Feed Mills: Bladenboro 7, -----, ----; Candor 7.06, -----, ---; Cofield 6.71, 12.30, ----; Laurinburg 7, -----, ----; Monroe 7, -----, ----; Nashville 6.90, -----, ----; Roaring River 7.05, -----, ----; Rose Hill 7, ----, ----; Statesville 6.90, ----, 6.70; Warsaw 7, -----, ----; Pantego #2 7.05, -----, ----. Elevators: Cleveland ----, -----, ----; Belhaven ----, -----, ----; Chadbourn ----, -----, ---; Clement 6.74, -----, ----; Creswell 6.20, -----, ----; Elizabeth City 6.51, 12.20, ----; Greenville ----, -----, ----; Lumberton ----, -----, ----; Monroe ----, -----, ----; Norwood 6.76, 11.75, ----; Pantego ----, -----, ----; Register 6.80, -----, ----; Warsaw #2 6.85, -----, ----. Soybean Processors Fayetteville, 12.39; Raleigh, 12.39. RUSHVILLE SEMIMONTHLY HAY AUCTION Prices/ton FOB unless otherwise noted. Delivery beyond 10 miles mostly 2.50 /mile. Hay 20 tons. Alfalfa/Orchard Grass: Lg. Sq. 650-750# Gd 80/bale; Sm. Sq. 35-45# Gd 4.80/bale 2nd cut. Mixed Grass: Lg. Rd. over 1000# Fair 19/bale; Sm. Rd. under 1000# Gd 20/bale.

Orchard Grass: Lg. Sq. 750-850# Gd 30/bale; Sm. Sq. 35-45# Gd 2.40/bale 1st cut. Timothy & Orchard Grass: Lg. Rd. over 1000# Gd 17/bale; Sm. Sq. 45-55# Gd 4.85/bale. Wetted Alfalfa: Sm. Rd. 50/ton. POULTRY REPORT NC BROILERS & FRYERS The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in NC is 2,650,000 head compared to 2,564,000 head last Wednesday. NC EGGS The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: XL 136.89, L 133.79, M 120.86 & S 96. NY EGGS Prices are steady. Supplies are moderate to heavy on larger sizes, moderate on M’s. The New York shell egg inventory is 4% higher than last Monday. Demand is light to moderate. Market activity is slow. Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade A & Grade A white eggs in ctns, delivered store door, cents per dz. XL 124128, L 122-126, M 109-113. FARMERS MARKET NC STATE FARMERS MARKET Apples (box loose) 12— 20; Beets (25# bg) 17.65; Cabbage (50# crate) Pointed Head & Round 12; Cantaloupes (ea) Athena 1-1.25, Cucumbers (3/4 bx) Long Green 15-18, Pickling 1520, Cucumbers (bx) Pickling 25; Eggplant (1-1/9 bu ctn) Black Beauty 10-12; Grapes (bx 20#) Scuper-nong 2028; Greens (bu ctn) Collards 9, Turnips 13.25, Spinach (25# bx) 18, Peas, Crowder (bu bg) 12-20, Crowder (bu shelled) 24; Okra (1/2 bx) 15-20; Peanuts (35# bg) Green 35; Pepper (1-1/9 bu ctn) Green Bell 15-20, (1/2 bu box) Hot 10-13; Squash (3/4 bx) Yellow Summer 1820, (1/2 bx) Zucchini 14-15; (1/2 bx) Potatoes, Irish (40# bx) 20-22; Sweet Potatoes (40# bx) 14-21.75; Red Potatoes (40# crate) 18-20; Tomatoes (25# bx) Field Grown (L) 15-20, (S) 10, Romas (25# box) 20; Watermelons, Seeded (ea) 1-3.50. Wholesale Dealer Price: Apples (traypack ctn 100

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by Donna Erickson Apple crisp with a berry twist There is something about fall, with its cooler days and the abundance of juicy apples, that brings out the baker in us all. Brisk breezes and rustling leaves almost seem to whisper “apple crisp.” Measure, stir and bake this mouthwatering apple dessert using autumn’s apple harvest and colorful, juicy frozen blackberries. In this recipe the steps are not only simple, but also mixed with play! Every member of the family will want to be part of the preparation, not to mention the tasting when it comes out of the oven!

Apple Blackberry Crisp

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by Healthy Exchanges Octoberfest Meatballs Octoberfest or Oktoberfest? Which way do you spell it? We may have Americanized a traditional German celebration, but we certainly have embraced the best of their traditions — from polka music to hardy fare. 16 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin or turkey breast 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon purchased graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat tomato soup 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. 2. In a large bowl, combine meat, applesauce, graham cracker crumbs and apple pie spice. Form into 12 (2-inch) meatballs. Place meatballs in prepared baking dish. 3. In a small bowl, combine tomato soup, onion flakes and parsley flakes. Spoon soup mixture evenly over meatballs. Cover and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. 4. For each serving, place 2 meatballs on a plate and evenly spoon sauce mixture over top. Serves six. • Each serving equals: About 208 calories, 8g fat, 14g protein, 20g carb., 328mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, 1 Starch/Carb. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Filling: 5 apples or about 4 cups when peeled and sliced 1 cup frozen blackberries, thawed slightly 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour Juice from one lemon Topping: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups quick oats 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of salt 1/2 cup melted butter 1. To make the crisp, peel the apples. If your children are skilled at using a vegetable peeler, make

Good Housekeeping Sausage and Pumpkin Pasta There’s no getting around pumpkins this fall! Paired with spicy sausage, convenient canned pumpkin livens up the usual dinner pasta. 1 pound rigatoni 8 ounces spicy Italian sausage, casings removed 5 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 1 can (15-ounce) pure pumpkin 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1. Cook rigatoni as label directs, reserving 1 cup cooking water.

peeling the apples a game. Start at the stem, and peel in a spiral motion. Try to make the longest strip without breaking it. If your kids are competitive, they’ll have the apples peeled in no time! 2. Cut the peeled apples into 1/4-inch slices. While you are at it, for a surprise, cut an apple in half widthwise to reveal a star design in the middle. Place the slices in a large bowl. Add slightly thawed blackberries, sugar, flour and lemon juice. Combine and spoon into a medium-size 8-inch-by-11-inch baking dish. 3. For the topping, in another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, salt and melted butter. Mix lightly until crumbly. Sprinkle this topping mixture with fingers over apples and berries. Press lightly. 4. Place in preheated oven. If you have a window on your oven door, let the kids keep watch to observe when the fruit juices bubble up through the browned topping. That will be the clue that the apple-berry crisp is done, about 30 minutes. 5. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint on top. Then give yourselves a standing ovation! Extra idea: Add a teaspoon or two of leftover berry juice to the whipped cream. Swirl it around to create a purple marbled effect, and then spoon on top of each serving. (c) 2011 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage on medium 6 minutes, breaking up sausage. Add fresh sage leaves; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add pumpkin and reserved pasta water; mix well. 3. Drain pasta; return to pot. Add sausage mixture; heat through. Stir in Parmesan. Serves 4. Velvety Pumpkin Soup Enjoy this rich soup as the weather gets colder. 2 tablespoons butter 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 can (15-ounce) pure pumpkin 2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. In 4-quart saucepot, melt butter on mediumhigh. Add shallot, cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add cumin; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add pumpkin, lower-sodium chicken broth and water. Cover and heat to boiling on high. Stir in salt. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at (c) 2011 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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Pennsylvania Farmers weathering the storm by George Greig Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Recent rains have forever altered the lives of many Pennsylvanians. Whether from Irene or Lee, the result of these tropical storms has been devastating, and our farms received no mercy. But I know that farmers will weather this storm just as we have others — with determination and hard work. High waters disabled roads, caused power outages and destroyed crops. I’ve seen this destruction first-hand as I toured farms with state Farm Service Agency Executive Director Bill Wehry in Columbia, Dauphin, Lebanon, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Wyoming counties. Many of the farms suffered waters higher than that of Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Where there were once vibrant crops, fields

of devastation remain. I saw fields of flattened corn, rotted potatoes and destroyed soybeans. I saw fish that were taken from their tanks by floodwater, animal feed rendered totally unusable and milk dumped. An undeterminable amount of money was lost in crops that will never be harvested. But the resiliency of Pennsylvania farmers remains intact. I wanted to show the rest of the state just how much farmers in the flood areas were affected, and reporters were at some of the stops we made. As they stepped into the mud raked fields and saw the ruin, they asked farmers about the tragedy of the flood. In response, one farmer told a reporter that he had lost his father and brother and that was a tragedy; this was merely a financial setback. This is the spirit that will help

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Angus Board approves long-range strategic plan After more than a century of expansion, the Angus breed has become one of American agriculture’s greatest success stories — a story of quality, demand and innovation. Today, more than 60 percent of cattlemen identify their herd as Angus, and those Angus-sired calves continue to put more money back into the pockets of cow-calf producers than any other breed — approximately $35 more per head than nonAngus contemporaries according to a recent 10-year study. And thanks to branded beef programs like Certified Angus Beef®, “Angus” has become a household name. Indeed, the breed is thriving, but Association President Joe Hampton says Angus success won’t be taken for granted. “Our success, like most successful business models, has always depended on our ability to adapt, to innovate. That’s what will carry us into the future,” Hampton said. “The American Angus Association must remain open to new ideas and new opportunities for growth and relevance.” With an eye toward the future, the American Angus Association® Board of Directors approved a long-range strategic plan geared toward growing the relevance of the Angus breed. The plan outlines strategies for the nation’s largest beef breed association for the next 5-10 years — strategies

aimed at benefiting all users of Angus genetics, from members to commercial cattlemen to consumers. In fact, many of these Angus stakeholders ultimately shaped the Association’s long-range initiative, Hampton notes. “This is the first time in the history of this organization where so much effort has gone into collecting input from our members, their commercial customers and others with an interest in the Angus business,” he said. “Through this input, the people who will ultimately benefit from our long-range plan are also those who helped to build it. Their vision for the future of this breed is interwoven into our outlined strategies, and that’s key to the success of the plan — and the success of the Business Breed.” The initiative is months in the making. The Board first announced the long-range planning process in fall 2010 and began collecting comments from members, their customers and other industry representatives in January 2011. Surveys were included in the Angus Journal and online at, and additional input was gained through a series of listening sessions and individual comments collected by Board members. “The input gained from the longrange planning process was as insightful as it was valuable,” Association CEO Bryce Schumann said. “Thanks

to this process and the dedication of our members who are so invested in the success of this breed, we now have an outline for our organization’s goals and how to accomplish them.” The strategic intent of the plan focuses on an overarching effort to increase member success and profitability by: • growing registered Angus demand; • increasing marketing and education efforts; • fostering development and use of technology; • leveraging entity resources and expertise; and • growing the industry leadership role of the Association and its entities. With this in mind, Hampton says long-range strategies focus on the Angus breed’s core sectors: seedstock breeders, commercial cow-calf operators, feeders/stockers, consumers and youth. Several key initiatives have emerged to advance marketing, education, and technology and research. They include the development of: 1) reproductive trait data and voluntary inventorybased reporting in order to form longevity and fertility measures; 2) an education and culinary center to advance beef knowledge and Certified Angus Beef® brand recognition among retail and foodservice partners as well as consumers; 3) an expanded Angus television presence that provides edu-

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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

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REGISTERED miniature Australian Shepherds, $500$850; All colors, shots, wormed and socialized. 607244-1644

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ADVERTISERS Get the best response from your advertisements by including the condition, age, price and best calling hours. Also we always recommend insertion for at least 2 times for maximum benefits. Call Peg at 1-800-836-2888 or 518-673-0111 YARD SIGNS: 16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering. CHECK YOUR AD - ADVERTISERS should check their ads on the first week of insertion. Lee Publications, Inc. shall not be liable for typographical, or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the first weeks insertion of the ad, and shall also not be liable for damages due to failure to publish an ad. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. Report any errors to 800-836-2888 or 518-673-0111 NEED BUSINESS CARDS? Full color glossy, heavy stock. 250 ($45.00); 500 ($65.00); 1,000 ($75.00). Call Lee Publications 518-673-0101 Beth

Beef Cattle LIVESTOCK BUYING STATION, Cody, Virginia. Slaughter cattle bought every Tuesday 9am-2pm. Load lots of feeder cattle and herds bought by appointment. Statewide service, Grey Puckett 434-610-6689

RICHARDTON 1400 dump wagon, no roof, $4,000. 585746-5050

“Solutions for Slick Concrete” • 2” & 1” Wide Scabbling


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US or Canada American made quality parts at big savings

165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition


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

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2006 New Holland TC55DA

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

EHSS Transmission, 4x4, Loader, 55HP, Canopy, 538 Hours

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PICK 50 OUT OF 65 cow tie stall herd young. Mostly winter freshening. Priced Right! Call Joe 845-344-7170.

1992 INT. LITTER SPREADER, cummins engine, tandem axle w/hyd. 20’ Chandler litter spreader, exc. cond., $20,000 OBO. Mount Jackson,VA 800541-7496

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

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





Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

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

DOUBLE 8 HERRINGBONE Boumatic Parlor for sale, $25,000. Call for details. 607847-6809

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1. 10-25% savings on new drive train parts 2. 50% savings on used parts 3. We buy used or damaged Steigers 4. We rebuild axles, drop boxes, transmissions with one year warranty.

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Large Selection Available


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

JOHN DEERE BALER PARTS: 347, 346, 336, 224, 214, 24T, 14T. Nelson Horning 585-5266705

The Scabbler Man

Hereford Bulls, exc. Epd’s 717-642-9199, 240-447-4600

Concrete Products

Big Tractor Parts Steiger Tractor Specialist

JD 5730 chopper, 4wd processor hay & 4 row chain heads. 585-746-5050

Concrete Products

Dairy Equipment

50 BLACK/BLACK WHITE FACE, big cows, some w/calves by side; 4 purebred Angus bulls. 540-379-5253

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Farm Equipment

Beef Cattle

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FOB Wytheville, VA $150.00 ~ 8’ sections CATTLE GUARDS (deliverable locally) Call for Details!


Wytheville, VA (276) 620-1821 Ask for Chris

NOLT’S EQUIPMENT 403 Centerville Rd., Newville, PA 17241 off 81 Exit 11, 2 mi. N of 233

(717) 776-6242

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BEST WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts on Motor & Transmission, most all combines BEST QUALITY: Selected Direct from Farm or OEM Dealers BEST SELECTION: Just visit website; We got em BEST TRUCKING: Lowest Rates Available BEST “TRUE” INTEREST: 3.8% 3 Years • 4.3% 5 Years • 5.0% 7 Years Over 25+ Years Selling Combines

WE WANT TO SELL YOU YOUR NEXT COMBINE Bloomsburg, PA • Route 44 (Jerseytown) 328 Danville Rd. (Near I-80)

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Westfield 8x51 Auger MF 1835 Baler Allied 8x50’ Grain Auger White 285 Tractor Miller 5300 Forage Box Miller 1150 Rake IH 37 Baler w/Thrower Westfield 8x56 Auger Hesston 4550 Square Baler Vicon 553 Tedder Farmall 460 Tractor MF 246 Loader White 5100 4R Planter White 6100 4R Corn Planter White 543 Corn Planter Case IH 8830 SP Mower Cond. MF 285 Tractor NI 290 Mower Conditioner White 549 SAR 5 Bottom Plow Int’l. 20x7 Grain Drill Miller Pro Forage Boxes In Stock


Farm Machinery Wanted

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading


USA Gypsum Bedding

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

814-793-4293 Fencing

BLACK LOCUST POSTS: Poles up to 30’. Authentic split rails 6x6, 4x4, 1” & 2” boards. Photos at Call Tom 518-883-8284

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

Reduce your bedding costs! And Improve Soil Naturally!

Gypsum Bedding

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

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

GRIP X 1 Barn Dry

RD Box 46 Klingerstown, PA

• Barn dry filling your gutters & tanks? Gypsum dissolves.


• Use less! More absorbent than lime products.

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Central Dairy & Mech. Delmarva Farm Service Elam Miller Himrod Farm Supply Homestead Nutrition Genesee Valley Nutrition Levi Fisher Martin’s Ag New Bedford Elevator Norm’s Farm Store Robert Rohrer Steve B. Stoltzfus Walnut Hill Feeds

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

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Fall Special! 9 49-6 Fixknot

WOVENWIRE FENCE One Strand Barb Wire 5x6x7 post set at 18 ft. $2.55 per ft., 2000 ft. or more and $34.00 per H Brace

Pie, Jack-O-Lantern, White & Munchkin Pumpkins Butternut, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Acorn, Ambercup, Sweet Potato, Sweet Dumpling Squash

ANY SIZE LOTS AVAILABLE From Bushels to Tractor Trailer Loads

Hoeffner Farms Hornell,NY

607-769-3404 607-324-0749 eves Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers NEW AND USED Grain Dryers: GT, MC, GSI. Call anytime toll free 1-877-422-0927



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Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw Wanted

1st CUT large square bales, no dust, no mold, delivery available. Pat 518-361-4333

Giorgi Mushroom Company, located in Berks County now buying the following materials:

4x5 MIXED GRASS round bales, good quality, net wrapped, barn kept, $40. Pick up at farm. No delivery. Brookview Farm, 854 Dover Rd., Manakin Sabot,VA 23103 email 804-784-3131 FOR SALE: Quality first & second cut big & small square bales. Delivered. 315-264-3900 HAY FOR SALE: 1st and 2nd cutting 4x5 round bales, w/ net wrap, delivery available. 804-3392500

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

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


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


Hay & Straw - All Types We Pick Up & Pay Cell 717-222-2304 Buyers & Sellers


519-482-5365 MIXED GRASS HAY for sale. $35.00/Roll, 4x5. 540-8602145


Quality Alfalfa Grass Mix


Lg. Sq. - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

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Parts & Repair


New, Used & Rebuilt We Ship Anywhere CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY WEB SPECIALS! Call the IH Parts Specialists:

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1-800-248-2955 Real Estate For Sale 220 ACRE FARM IN CENTRAL NEW YORK With 70 Holstein milkers, 40 young stock, including one month old- up to 2 years old. Beautiful land with lots of opportunity. Buildings include renovated barn with spacious cow stalls, tiestalls with mats, addition on barn houses heifers & dry cows. Big spacious 5 stall garage. Big 5 bedroom, 1½ bath farmhouse. Must see property. Tons of equipment in excellent shape and well-maintained.

650,000.00 315-489-0742 $


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HOBBY FARM Fingerlakes, NY

Modern 3 bdr., 2-1/2 bath ranch on 62 acres overlooking the Genesee Valley. 2 barns, 8 horse stalls, 50 open acres mostly fenced now in horses, sheep, cattle & chickens.



585-335-7436 HUNTING/CAMPING PROPERTY Southwestern Virginia Bland County

62+/- ACRES ATV Trails, Springs Deer, Turkey, Grouse Adjoins National Forest

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment REPLACEMENT SILO DOORS & HARDWARE AGRI-DOOR Jake Stoltzfus 649 South Ramona Rd. Myerstown, PA 17067

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 “1908-2008” Celebrating 100 Years

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



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Calendar of Events MID-ATLANTIC REGION 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:

OCT 19 Food for Profit Seminar A Recipe for Success Maryland Agriculture Research Center, 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville, MD. 9 am - 4 pm. A $40 registration fee covers class materials and lunch. Preregistration is required.To attend this session of Food for Profit, please registrar at or call 877-489-1398. Young Farmers Advisory Board to Meet Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD. 11 am. Contact Florence Jordan, 410-841-5882. OCT 20 SSCC Meeting Prince George’s Soil Conservation District, 5301 Marlboro Race Track Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on soil conservation and water quality programs. Contact Louise Lawrence, 410-841-5863.

OCT 21 Ginger Day Workshop Dayspring Farm, Cologne, VA. 9-11 am. Registration is limited to 60 participants and will only be accepted via mail or e-mail. Registration fee is $10/person. Contact Mark Klingman, 804-5245960 or e-mail OCT 22 PA Sheep & Wool Growers Assoc. Annual Meeting PA Livestock Center. Contact Joanne Evans, 717-4850539. Tree Farm Field Day Burnham Woodlot, East Finley, Washington County, PA. 12:30-6 pm. $10/person. Call 724-223-8781. OCT 24 Governor’s Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture to Meet Maryland Dept. of Agriculture (MDA), 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD. 10 am - noon. Contact Joanna Kille, 410-841-5886. VSU 24th Annual Aquaculture Field Day Randolph Farm, River Rd., Ettrick, VA. 8:30 am - noon. Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 14. Contact Debra Jones, 804-524-5496 or email OCT 24, DEC 12, NOV 9, 15, 16 & 21, DEC 7, 12 & 15 Upcoming Nutrient Management Voucher Training & Renewal Courses Allegany Co.. Free voucher training & renewal courses to farm operators who apply





1 Week $12.55 per zone / 2+ Weeks $11.55 per zone per week 1 Week $12.85 per zone / 2+ Weeks $11.85 per zone per week 1 Week $13.15 per zone / 2+ Weeks $12.15 per zone per week 1 Week $13.45 per zone / 2+ Weeks $12.45 per zone per week nutrients to 10 or more acres of cropland. The two hour nutrient applicator training course is required once every three years for these operators. For additional dates and locations, operators should contact their local Extension office or visit Scroll down the Quick Links to Nutrient Management and click on Nutrient Management Training Classes for the complete 2011-2012 schedule. Locations as follows: • Worcester Co. - Oct. 24. Call 410-632-1972. • Anne Arundel Co. - Dec. 12. Call 410-222-6757. • Calvert Co. - Nove. 9. Call 410-535-3662. • Carroll Co. - Nov. 15 & Dec. 15. Call 410-386-2760. • Frederick Co. - Nov. 16. Call 301-600-1594 • Kent Co. - Dec. 14. Call 410-778-1661. • Montgomery Co. - Dec. 7. Call 301-590-9638. • Prince George’s Co. - Nov. 21. Call 301-868-8780. • Somerset Co. - Nov. 21. Call 410-651-1351. • Wicomico Co. - Dec. 12, 2011. Call 410-749-6141. OCT 27-29 Ninth Annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge Morrisville State College, Watertown, NY. Contact Molly J. Kelley, e-mail On Internet at www.dairy

Maryland Sheep Breeders Annual Dinner Meeting Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. Contact Jeff Hevner, 410-984-7712 or e-mail NOV 5 Fall Hops Conference & Annual Northeast Hop Alliance Meeting Brown’s Brewing Co., Revolution Room, 417 River St., Troy, NY. This meeting is a professional level conference for current and prospective hop growers. Tickets available: http:// Seating is limited. Please register by Oct. 28. Lunch is included. NeHA Member Tickets: $85 for 1st farm member $65 for additional farm member(s). Non Member Tickets: $95 for 1st farm member. $75 for additional farm member(s) NeHA Membership $40/farm membership. Checks can also be addressed to Madison County AED, PO Box 1209, Morrisville, NY 13408. Contact Lindsey McDonnell 315-6843001 ext. 125 or Steve Miller 315-684-3001 ext. 127. NOV 11-18 North American International Livestock Exposition Sheep Show Louisville, KY. On Internet at

NOV 19 University of Maryland 2011 Lambing & Kidding School Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Registration deadline is Nov. 9. The registration fee is $40/person; $30 for additional family members and $25 for youth. Checks payable to the University of Maryland should be sent to 2011 Lambing & Kidding School, 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756. Contact Susan Schoenian, 301-432-2767 ext. 343. On Internet at grams/11LKschool.html DEC 1 Direct to Consumer Farm Marketing & Agri-Tourism Seminar Berks Co. Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport PA. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Contact John Berry, 610-391-9840. On Internet at DEC 8 Commodity Marketing Seminar Berks Co. Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Contact John Berry, 610-391-9840. On Internet at DEC 8-12 Acres USA Conference & Trade Show Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH. See Web site for details.

Call 800-355-5313. On Internet at www. NOV 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.NoTill JAN 27 & 28 4th Annual Winter Greenup Grazing Conference Century House, Latham, NY. Please contact Tom Gallagher at, Lisa Cox at or Morgan Hartman at for more information and to get on the mailing list for registrations. Contact Lisa Cox, 518-765-3512. FEB 1-3 Southern Farm Show NC State Fairgrounds. Over 300 exhibiting companies make the Southern Farm Show the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. Free admission and free parking make the show a can’t miss for farmers, as well as allied professionals including landscapers and excavation contractors. Show Hours: Wednesday through Friday 9 am - 4 pm. Admission is free. Call 800-849-0248. On Internet at www.southernfarmshow. com



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