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Stamey Cattle Company diversifies into ice cream and yogurt ~Page 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. ~ 2 Peter 1:3


Maryland beef cattle breeders hold 25th convention by Rebecca Long Chaney HAGERSTOWN, MD — Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Maryland Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) welcomed nearly 200 people to its 25th Annual Maryland Cattle Industry Convention held here recently. Held in conjunction with the Maryland Hay and Pasture Conference, the two-day program was packed with educational workshops related to managing a profitable beef cattle operation. University professors, industry experts and veterinarians from Iowa, West Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and Ohio presented 12 sessions. MCA Executive Director and coordinator for the event, Dr. Scott Barao, was pleased with the program and attendance. “The 25th anniversary convention was a success with over 175 cattle producers from four states in attendance,” Barao said. “The educational programs were strong and covered some very critical and timely topics related to nutrient management, the future of farming in Maryland and the regulatory environment facing our cattle producers. The Maryland Cattlemen’s Association also celebrated their 40th anniversary as an organization during the convention.” The mission of the MCA is to foster profitability sustainability and stewardship across the Maryland beef industry through producer education, beef promotion and political action, according to Barao. Highlighting the MCA annual banquet Friday night was the announcement of the Top Hand Award. MCA President Mike Harrison of Woodbine presented the Top Hand Award to Bill Poffenberger of M&M Farm in Hagerstown. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the well being of Maryland’s cattle industry. Bill and his wife, Mary, have been active in the beef cattle industry since the mid 1960s gradually expanding and improving their operation over the years. In 2013, the farm will have been in the family for 100 years. Poffenberger has been at the forefront of conservation and land stewardship innovations since the late 1980s, working in partnership with a variety of regional, state and local programs and organizations to adopt conservation and management practices that would enhance his farming operation while protecting the surrounding ecosystems and environ-

Inspirational speaker and singer Jane Herlong entertains at 25th Anniversary of the Maryland Cattlemen's Association (MCA) Convention Banquet. From left, MCA President Mike Harrison of Woodbine, Angus Breeder Eddie Drapper of Centerville, MD, and former MCA President Chip Smallwood of Dickerson, MD, help Herlong impress the crowd. ment. In 1995 the Poffenbergers were awarded the fifth Annual Regional Environmental Stewardship Award by the National Cattlemen’s Association. The Top Hand winner has given freely of his time and talents, providing insight and leadership while serving on numerous boards and committees. He has been a member of the Farm Bureau for over 25 years and is a pastpresident of MCA. He spent 10 years as a 4-H livestock leader in Washington County and was deeply involved with the development of the Washington County Ag Center. One of his most rewarding efforts has been his service to the Rural Heritage Museum in Washington County.

He places a high value on sharing his knowledge with other farmers and he has been a speaker on beef related educational programs for many years. Capping off the evening was keynote speaker and former Miss South Carolina Jane Herlong. Her down-to-earth humor and musical presentation was a hit. She inspired the group to empower their lives with humor to handle stress. Rounding out the convention was the Saturday luncheon and the announcement of the Maryland Skill-a-thon winners. Held for nine years on the second day of the MCA convention, 4-H kids from across the state gather in Hagerstown to test their livestock knowledge.

Nearly 150 4-H members from across the state competed in the Ninth Annual Maryland 4-H Skill-a-thon held in conjuction with the Maryland Cattlemen’s Association Convention. Karianna Strickhouser of Frederick County, left, and Kelly Spicer of Howard County work at the breed identification station during the contest.

Maryland 4-H Extension Youth Development Specialist and Livestock Skill-a-thon coordinator Christopher Anderson was pleased there were 145 Maryland 4-H members in the contest. “Through the skill-a-thon, 4H members demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge and understanding of animal science and management,” Anderson said. “The practical application of the contestants’ knowledge and skills is emphasized through the different stations, which cover topics such as identification of feeds, livestock breeds, equipment, anatomy and retail meats. Members also judge and place classes of wool, hay and retail meats.” There is also a written test on quality assurance and best management practices, according to Anderson. This was the ninth year for the event to take place during the MCA Convention. “We are grateful to the MCA for their generous support and willingness to host the annual statewide 4-H Livestock Skilla-thon.” Winning the junior division was Julia Jackson of Queen Annes County and coming in second was Brigid King of Queen Annes County. Third was Carl Eckard of Allegany. In the intermediate division Maggie Goodmuth of Howard County came in first. Second went to Katherine Burroughs of Calvert County and third went to Kameron Dorsey of Frederick. Seniors were competing for the top 10 spots and, later this year, four of those 4-H’ers will make the Maryland Livestock Skill-a-thon Team and compete at the National 4-H Skilla-thon contest in Louisville, KY, during the North

American International Livestock Exposition. Senior 4-H members placing first through 10th, respectively, were, Charles Sasscer of St. Marys County, Cody Hancock of Charles County, Caitlin Olejnik of Charles County, Aaron Lantz of Garrett County, Evan Charles of Charles County, Sarah Manning of Calvert County, Helen King of Queen Annes County, Dean Bennett of Howard County, Ashley Braun of Charles County, and Michael Cropp of Montgomery County. For 40 years, the MCA has made an impact and positive difference in Maryland’s beef cattle industry as well as its continued support and commitment to young people. The MCA was formed in 1972 through the merger of two prominent Maryland beef cattle organizations dating back to the 1950s, the Maryland Cattle Producers Association (MCPA) and the Maryland Beef Cattle Improvement Association Inc. (MBCIA). Between the years of 1957 and 1972, several failed attempts were made to merge these two groups into one large state organization. Finally, in 1972, under the leadership of Ken Pruitt and A. Leland Clark of the MBCIA, the two organizations were merged to form the MCA. Today, the MCA serves as the unified voice of Maryland’s cattle industry and plays both an education and political action role to benefit cattle and beef producers across the state. MCA also promotes Maryland beef and beef products through their Beef Industry Council, established in 1986, using checkoff dollars to fund those activities.

Maryland Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) President Mike Harrison of Woodbine, left, presents the Top Hand award to Bill Poffenberer of M&M Farm in Hagerstown.

“In selling cattle for export,” send cattle to Hungary. The family built on that experi- said Bob, “you’ve got to select ence — as well as their suc- individual animals that meet cess in selling dairy cows to the buyer’s specifications.” farms throughout the Though in certain instances Southeast — to start export- that might mean selecting for certain traits, ing cattle the overall abroad. By goal is to the late choose ani1970s that mals with effort was c o r r e c t underway, stature and and by the breed type — 1980s there after all, was no lookwhat the ing back. Stameys are T o d a y , doing is settheir focus is ting the founmainly on dation for T u r k e y . dairy and “Turkey has ~Bob Stamey beef herds been a hot throughout market the the world. last couple of The goal is years,” said David. The Turkish economy to ship heifers which will is growing, the Turkish popu- freshen two to four months lation is becoming wealthier, after they arrive in their destiand consequently there is in nation country. That gives the Turkey an increasing demand heifers time to acclimate to for yogurt, cheese, and other their new surroundings before dairy products popular in the calving. local diet. The Stameys are Prior to export, the Stameys able to help facilitate the first put the animals they expansion of the Turkish dairy have collected into an isolaindustry by providing that tion facility. While in the facilcountry with quality bred ity, the cattle are treated heifers from the U.S. according to the health protocols agreed to by the U.S. and the destination country. Because these health protocol agreements are bilateral, different practices adhere when the Stameys export to different countries. But that’s all part of the business. When shipping to Turkey, the animals leave from the port of Wilmington, DE on boats that have either been custom retrofitted or purpose built for livestock transportation. The Stameys track their shipments on a daily basis while they are at sea. It’s a complicated process, but the Stameys are up for the challenge. “We’ve never not fulfilled a contract,” said Bob Stamey. That consistency in part explains why the Stameys have been in the export business as long as they have — and have built that business solely through word-of-mouth advertising. “Our customers know that we have been in the dairy business a long time,” said Bob. That pedigree helps their export business, too. The Stameys’ dairy, which is 2x, counts about 150 milk cows, mostly Holstein but also about 20 Jerseys and a few Brown Swiss. The high fat and protein content from the Jerseys and Brown Swiss will The Stameys are partners in a yogurt plant sited across from their help as they develop their spedairy. Their main product is a yogurt beverage called Früsh. David cialty dairy businesses. In 2009, the Stameys and Stamey is here with a retail floor advertisement for Früsh. by Karl H. Kazaks STATESVILLE, NC — Stamey Farms has evolved significantly since Howard Stamey, an extension agent, moved his family to a dairy farm here in western Iredell County in 1951. The Stamey family, today headed by Bob Stamey, still runs the grade A dairy established 60-plus years ago, but their principal focus has long been exporting cattle. Stamey Cattle Company, as the export operation is known, has shipped dairy and beef cattle around the world — by ground, sea, and air. Yet the evolution of the family business — today a partnership between Bob and his son David — continues. The Stameys have (along with a partner) bought a venerable North Carolina ice cream company and invested in a brand-new drinkable yogurt business. These two enterprises are designed to meet domestic demand for specialty dairy products as well as garner more value-added revenue for the farm. The Stameys first exported cattle in 1975, when they were suppliers for a U.S. Holstein Association effort to

“Our customers know that we have been in the dairy business a long time.”

David, left, and Bob Stamey run a global cattle export business from their dairy outside Statesville, NC. Photos by Karl H. Kazaks

their partner decided to start making a drinkable yogurt. So what did they do? “The first thing we did,” David said, “was buy Mooresville Ice Cream Company.” Having that business, North Carolina’s oldest ice cream company (founded in 1924), would allow the dairymen to have an outlet for the excess cream from the yogurt plant — when it got up and running. That happened in January of this year. Production takes place in new custom-built buildings, with offices in a renovated building. The main product is a drinkable yogurt called Früsh, available in several flavors. Früsh is currently being sold in a number of grocery stores in North and South Carolina, and plans are underway to sell the beverage in other states. At present, the Stameys’ dairy provides all the fluid milk required by the yogurt plant, which is conveniently located directly across Stamey Farm Road from the Stameys’ dairy. “How’s that for a carbon footprint?” David asked. Like the yogurt business, the ice cream business is growing. A new flagship ice cream parlor has just been constructed in Moorseville, and a new line of ice cream —

Front Porch — is set to join the original DeLuxe brand, which puts out a number of flavors as well as novelties like the long-beloved Nutty Cone. As for the export business, the Stameys get great satisfaction out of being part of an effort to build quality herds throughout the world. “Our customers are purchasing foundation cattle for their farm, their community, and their country,” said Bob. What’s more, the Stameys are also helping the farm communities from which they source their export cattle. They buy cattle from all across the country, and when they do so, they bring to an area new income that wouldn’t be there without the export market. “It means a tremendous amount to those areas,” said David. Just as serving as they do as facilitators to the export market means a tremendous amount to the Stameys. For more information about the Stameys’ export business, please see Information about their yogurt and ice cream operations can be found at,, and


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Online forum gives producers insight into the causes behind increase in the price for fertilizer and strategies for coping by Karl H. Kazaks Recently, Virginia Extension held an online forum to discuss the increase in fertilizer prices and ways forage and livestock producers can adapt their soil fertility management practices to the current market. Extension’s Matt Yancey coordinated the event. The featured presenters were Dr. Gary Schnitkey, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign campus and Dr. Chris Teutsch from Virginia Tech’s Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Blackstone. The fertilizer market Schnitkey started by giving a brief summation of how fertilizer prices have trended since 2000. Prices were stable over the first part of the last decade, until they began a sharp ascent to record highs, peaking right

before the financial crisis and the recent recession. From their heights of 2007 and 2008, fertilizer prices bottomed in the summer of 2009. Since then, they have risen steadily, tracking rises in other commodities. The relationship between nitrogen fertilizer and natural gas over the past decade, Schnitkey said, has de-linked. Until the financial crisis, there was a close correlation between natural gas prices and anhydrous ammonia (which Schnitkey used as a marker for nitrogen fertilizer prices). That’s because natural gas is, as he said, “a major cost component of anhydrous ammonia.” Since the 2009 bottom in commodity prices, nitrogen prices have been “more closely tied to corn prices,” Schnitkey said. The reason for that is there is currently a fairly tight supply of nitrogen and a lot of corn being planted (to meet demand for food pro-

Cover photo by Karl H, Kazaks Stamey Cattle Company ships cattle around the world, but the foundation of Stamey Farms is a 150-cow dairy outside of Statesville, NC. David Stamey is the third generation of his family to farm here. Mid-Atlantic Country Folks


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duction and corn ethanol). As the amount of corn acreage increases, so does the demand for — and price of — nitrogen. The outlook for fertilizer prices over the next few years, thus, depends on supply and demand. Demand for fertilizers will continue to increase, Schnitkey said. As world cereal production continues to rise, “we are going to use more nitrogen. “What we’re seeing is as China and India are becoming more affluent ... more people eat more meat,” he said. With increased meat production comes higher cereal production, and hence an increased demand for fertilizer, especially in Asia and Latin America. As for fertilizer supply, there are new nitrogen facilities and phosphorus mines slated to open in the coming years, though mostly outside of North America. They are located primarily in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Of the three major nutrients, potash has the least supply constraints, yet worldwide there are 30 new projects going on to increase potassium production. As for future fertilizer prices, Schnitkey expects the correlation between fertilizer prices and commodity (especially corn) prices to continue over the “near-term.” However, as the tightness in the supply of nitrogen (and phosphorus) eases as new productive capacity comes on line, he expects fertilizer prices to become linked less to commodity prices than to the cost of manufacturing fertilizer — to cost of natural gas, as was the case for much of the last decade. Spreading out your purchases of fertilizer over the year can help you manage the volatility of the market and ensure that you don’t buy your year’s supply at a price peak. This strategy Schnitkey particularly advocate for nitrogen, which in recent years has had more variability in price than phosphorus or potash. “Spreading out your purchases of nitrogen does make sense,” Schnitkey said. Managing soil fertility in times of high fertilizer prices Since 2000 the cost of N has increased about 237 percent, the cost of P about 184 percent, and the cost of K about 315 percent. With increases like that, said Teutsch, “There’s certainly a strong reason to better manage nutrient flows in forage and forage livestock operations in Virginia.” Teutsch acknowledged that in Virginia the price of feeder cattle is above historic averages, “but that doesn’t mean we’re making a lot of money because input costs are so high. We need a balanced approach to our fertility program in pastures and hayland.” The best way to measure your soil fertility and optimally manage soil fertility is to have soil tests done. “We want to optimize production but limit the amount of fertilizer we’re put-

ting in,” Teutsch said. That means being familiar with a plant’s yield response to fertilizer — eventually you reach a point at which, even though yield can be increased incrementally, the economic viability of paying for more fertilizer disappears. What’s more, it’s important to consider making targeted fertility applications, which is something you can do with the results of a soil test. “If you have limited money to spend” to improve your soil fertility, Tetusch said, one of the best ways to spend it is on lime. Selecting for legumes is also a good strategy for improving soil fertility. Ideally you want 20-30 percent legumes in your pastures. Legumes are important because they turn atmospheric nitrogen into plant available nitrogen (PAN). What’s more, they can increase the forage quality and yield of your pastures, provide summer forage, and dilute the effect of the toxic endophyte in tall fescue stands. Thus, legumes are important, Teutsch said, “not only from a fertility standpoint, but also from a performance standpoint.” There are options for establishing legumes in poor pastures which don’t merit the investment of a lot of lime and fertilizer. Annual lespedeza doesn’t fix as much nitrogen as clover or alfalfa, but it can be a good cost-effective alternative for soils with low fertility. Teutsch recommends the Korean type, and typically overseeds it in late winter, often mixed with other legumes (white and red clover). A good per-acre mix is 10 pounds of annual lespedeza, four to six pounds of red clover, and one to two pounds of white clover. The mix should cost about $25 per acre. Investing in soil fertility in a grazing system has long-term benefits. According to Teutsch, “The amount of nutrients removed by a cow-calf system is very, very small.” Thus, once you improve your soil fertility, you won’t have to continue to make massive inputs to a grazing system every year. That’s because most of the inputs will be retained in the pasture through urine and dung deposition. “This type of agricultural system is very sustainable in the long term,” Teutsch said. Still, some consideration should be given to how nutrient flows occur in your pastures. For best distribution, rather than continuous grazing, using manageable, smaller pastures is ideal. “We’re getting a better distribution of manure over a pasture area with more intensive grazing,” Teutsch said. Rotational grazing of course requires the development of water sources, but that’s where cost share programs with your soil and water board and/or the NRCS comes in. In conclusion, Teutsch said, “To make really concrete changes in a grazing system, it takes time. It takes three to five years. Set your goals, and be patient.”

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Understanding herd mentality in horse training by Mariam Ma Despite mankind’s top level status in the evolutionary chain, understanding and making friends in the animal kingdom has a lot of rewarding benefits. Whether the formed relationship is for companionship, working purposes, or both, it helps when one can learn the language of the animal counterpart. The great thing about animals is their honesty. They give signs of what they are thinking and feeling and it’s up to you to decipher the message. It’s no different with horses as you have to understand their mindset of where they are coming from. Horses are herd animals. They are

also prey animals so they can get a bit twitchy if they perceive you as a hunter. In the wild, a herd is governed by a boss mare. She protects the herd’s safety by looking for dangers and motivates the herd into flight from predators. When the boss mare is on alert with her head up and her ears are pricked forward along with tense muscles, the herd knows it’s a danger sign and is prepared to run at her signal. However, when the lead mare is relaxed with her head down grazing, the rest of the herd knows it can relax too. You can tell that a horse is at ease by the position of its head, the relaxation in the ears, the drop of the tail and yes,

even a deep sigh. For her leadership, the boss mare is given complete obedience from the herd. She controls the space, food, and water resources of the herd. This is the status that a horse trainer would want. A trainer will need to be accepted as part of the herd and take the position of a leader by providing safety and food resources. In training a horse, it’s about a trainer’s ability to control his body language as well. He or she must not back away from a horse or else lose position in the herd hierarchy. He or she must also control his or her breathing and muscles as the fear will be sensed by the

horses. The task is to establish leadership by portraying the ability to care for the herd and showing fear certainly won’t inspire confidence. By taking an interest in the nature of horses and how their minds work, it makes the relationship more beneficial to both the horse and the trainer. A relationship based on bonding rather than fear and pain makes natural horsemanship the preferred method in horse training. Mariam Ma is a freelance writer for Drop In Bucket. Source: Understanding Herd Mentality in Horse Training

Harvest from 5 major agronomic and yield advances. Ask for multi-year, multi-plot NDFD variety comparison results when selecting. BMR sorghum and sudan varieties and crosses are available. They have much higher fiber digestibility than conventional types, but again differ by genetic strain. BM6 gene varieties are better than others. Multi-plot and year comparisons are best. Select varieties specifically for grazing, ensiling or baling suitability. Harvest height Most are familiar with the positive effect on whole plant corn silage quality by chopping higher. More starch and less fiber typically results. There is a yield trade-off with chopping higher of course, but it may be a good trade in a wet growing season. The same quality/yield trade may be worth it with alfalfa, grass and small grain forage. Cutting higher will generally leave more of the lower, more lignified, less digestible stem portion in the field. NDFD should be higher in what is harvested. Maturity Harvest at one-tenth bloom, harvest at bud stage, if you see purple it’s too late — all have been heard as guides over the years. Alfalfa NDF increases 4-6 percent per week in spring/summer, more slowly in late summer/fall. RFV falls 3-4 units a day in spring. Wisconsin researchers developed the PEAQ (predictive equations for alfalfa quality) system years ago. Subtracting some loss for harvest and storage gives an idea of feeding value. You can

purchase calibrated “PEAQ” sticks or use a yardstick and do the calculations. Scissor cutting samples and sending to labs for analysis before harvest can estimate quality. This method can vary across states and seasons somewhat and is only useful for first cutting. Check with local agronomists and find GDD calculators for your area online. More information on these tools is at ssors.htm Alfalfa / grass mixes should be harvested at the best combination of both. Cornell has a recommended harvest chart based on the proportion of grass in the stand. Harvest grassier fields earlier. New, later maturing grass varieties are available to better match alfalfa maturity. You should be able to harvest these mixes at greater alfalfa height, maintaining quality and capturing higher yields. More farms are no-till seeding BMR sorghum/ sudan into 4th year or depleted alfalfa stands. Triticale harvested at flag leaf stage offers some the highest potential quality forage. Moisture Moisture targets vary by silo structure. Wetter is okay in bunkers/ piles/bags. Avoid too wet (over 65 percent) in towers. Seepage losses can exceed field drying losses. Ensiling near or above 70 percent moisture will increase protein breakdown. Ammonia increases, clostridial fermentation, butyric acid and other foul byproducts increase. Test corn whole plant moisture by chopping stalks when near 1/41/2 kernel milk line.

Prediction charts are available to estimate the time from varying plant growth stages till that point. Be aware with “stay green” varieties the kernels may get too dry while waiting for desirable whole plant moisture. Applying “wide-swath”

practices speeds drying by up to a day. Overnight drying results in plant respiration which lowers nutrients harvested. Photosynthesis continues in the wide-swath during the day, reducing net losses. Wide- swathing haylage resulted in 11 units

more RFQ in a multiyear WI study. Crimping can actually slow wideswath drying of 65 percent moisture haylage. Crimping is usually beneficial if drying all the way for hay. Intensively managed grazing may be an option on some farms, reducing

the need for stored forage. Cows selectively eat the highest quality forage from the sward. Frequently moving high producing cows, follow on grazing with lower demand animals, clipping and/or harvesting excess growth will maximize quality.

by Tracy Taylor Grondine International trade is a cornerstone of our country. From the 18th century when Native Americans traded fur to the French along the Ottawa

River to the $131 billion in U.S. agriculture exports forecast for this year, we have always been a player in the trade arena. After all, said President Calvin

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Agricultural goods make up a significant component of overall U.S. exports. And although the world continues to demand large amounts of U.S. farm products, maintaining export values and volumes to benefit U.S. farmers requires constant efforts to expand market opportunities and remove government-imposed tariffs and other barriers. Like the world we live in, trade initiatives and trends are ever-changing. To stay at the top of the game and maintain a competitive edge, our trade agenda has to be forward-looking and ensure plenty of market access for U.S. farmers. For example, achieving Permanent Normal Trade Relations for Russia is Farm Bureau’s main trade priority in 2012. PNTR makes permanent the trade status the U.S. extends to Russia each year. The agreement Russia negotiated

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American Farm Bureau Federation with the U.S. and other World Trade Organization member nations includes improved tariff and sanitary provisions particularly affecting U.S. beef, pork and poultry exports. In 2011, the United States was the third-largest supplier in the Russian market. Obtaining PNTR is a critical step to ensure the U.S. stays competitive in that part of the world. Another priority is the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, which aims to eliminate tariff — and non-tariff — barriers to trade between the U.S. and countries like Australia, Chili, Malaysia and many others. Japan, Canada and Mexico have also expressed interest in joining the TPP, which would increase trade opportunities because they would be unable to exclude certain sectors under the agreement. For example, Japan is our fourth-largest agri-

cultural export destination, with more than $13 billion in sales in 2011. But, the country has many restrictive policies against certain agricultural imports that would have to be addressed under the TPP. Looking to Europe, efforts are under way to increase agriculture trade with the European Union and remove barriers on U.S. products made with biotechnology. In 2011, the U.S. exported more than $10 billion in agriculture products to the EU. Additional market access to the EU is significant for farmers. Lastly, China became the United States’ top agricultural importer in 2011, with more than $20 billion in sales. Continued demand from China for a range of products, primarily soybeans and cotton, with growing demand for meats and corn, will keep China in the forefront as an agricultural customer. If we stay the course and maintain a strong agricultural trade agenda, we can ensure we are reaching all of our potential trading partners while maximizing our full export potential. Tracy Taylor Grondine is director of media relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Sweet ways to celebrate the season (NAPSA) — A delightful way for your family to greet the spring can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake:

Sweet Chicks Makes 18 chicks 5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup butter or margarine 2 large eggs Raisins

Powdered Sugar Glaze: 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons milk 2 to 3 drops yellow or red food coloring 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, lemon peel and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat milk, water and butter till very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough into 18 equal pieces; roll each into 10-inch rope. Tie each into a knot, leaving one end slightly shorter. Place knots, short ends up, 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Pinch short end of knot to form head and pointed beak. Insert 2 raisins for eyes. Press long end of knot down; with sharp knife, make 4 to 5 cuts to form tail. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 375°F 12 to 15 minutes or till done. Cover heads with small pieces of foil if they become too brown. Remove from sheet to wire rack. Brush with Powdered Sugar Glaze: Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth.

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3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup milk

Here's an egg-cellent idea: A coffee cake that looks like a nest.

1/4 cup butter or margarine 9 eggs 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon water Food coloring Orange Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, orange peel and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in 1 egg, almonds and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; roll each half to 30-inch rope. Loosely twist ropes together. Place twisted rope on large greased baking sheet; shape into circle and pinch ends together to seal. Place 7 eggs, evenly spaced, on dough, pressing between ropes in twist. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes. Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water; brush over dough (not on eggs). Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; let cool on wire rack. Brush eggs with food coloring. Drizzle Orange Glaze over bread: Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers. More recipes and tips are at

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) fully support the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service’s (AMS) proposed amendment to expand beef checkoff contracting authority under the Beef Promotion and Research Order. AMS published its proposed amendment in the March 2, 2012, Federal Register,

responding to a request from a number of cattle groups that participated in an industry-wide meeting hosted by NFU and USCA last September. The proposed amendment will change the current date requirement in the order so that organizations otherwise qualified could be eligible to contract with the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC) for the implementation

and conduct of beef checkoff programs if the organizations have been active and operating for at least two years. The Beef Act was passed by Congress as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and the program became effective on July 18, 1986 when the Order was issued by USDA. The checkoffs per head assessments began on Oct. 1, 1986. Language in the Order requires the BPOC

to contract with organizations, which qualify as “established, national non-profit, industry-governed organizations that were active and ongoing before Congress passed the Beef Act to implement programs of promotion, research, consumer information and industry information.” While the law itself does not define criteria for “national, non-profit, industry-governed organi-

zations” the order states that these organizations must be governed by a board of directors representing the cattle or beef industry on a national basis and that the groups were active and ongoing prior to enactment of the Act by Congress. Amending the order does not require statutory action by Congress and can be accomplished by publishing proposed amendments in the Federal Register soliciting comments. USCA President Jon Wooster commented on the organization’s work with Senator Jon Tester, D-MT, on this issue, “Senator Tester was the first to take the lead on enhancing the Beef Checkoff. Senator Tester and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association have remained engaged on this issue for several years and we appreciate the strong leadership and support that the Senator has provided.” Wooster says his organization will be filing comments supporting the proposed change and he encourages all cattle groups to do so as well. “USCA is very pleased with USDA’s responsiveness on this matter and we appreciate the agency’s efforts to enhance the overall beef checkoff. While this amendment, and what it will accomplish, is certainly a step in the right direction, we also know that there is more work to be done to increase support for the checkoff among its stakeholders. USCA looks forward to

being the catalyst for further change in the program in order to ensure the checkoff’s credibility, transparency, accountability, and that all producers have a voice in how their checkoff dollars are invested.” “This is the first of many positive steps that need to be taken to continue to strengthen producer confidence in the checkoff program and expand organizational diversity,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “There have been several organizations developed since 1985 that represent cattlemen across this country and they should have the same access to request checkoff dollars as everyone else.” A 60-day public comment period on the proposed amendment closes on May 2. Comments must be posted online at or sent to Craig Shackelford, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Marketing Programs Division, Livestock and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Room 2628-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 202500251; or fax to 202-7201125. All comments should reference docket number AMS-LS-110086, March 2, 2012 Federal Register, pages 12752-12754. Comments will be available for public inspection at the aforementioned address, as well as on the Internet at

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Anthony Grzemski was recently named Regulatory Affairs Coordinator. Grzemski will be responsible for all products and ingredient regulatory matters both nationally and internationally for Agri-King, Inc. He was previously with Emerald Performance Materials LLC, Cheyenne, WY. Grzemski completed his BS in Chemistry at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL. He is a

member of the American Chemical Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, Enzyme Technical Associations, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and the Defoamer Industry Trade Association. Grzemski, his wife, Mary and their two children, Ann and Abby, and his daughter, Lillian, reside in Albany, IL. Grzemski’s other three children reside in Texas.


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CERTIFIED ORGANIC springing heifers, Holstein and Holstein Jersey cross, April freshening $1,400 each. Yates Co. 585554-4596.(NY)

JOHN DEERE 350B dozer diesel, 6-way blade, winch, good undercarriage, runs and works great asking $9.500. 315-3972892.(NY)

WHITE 252 12’ transport disk harrows, all new disks $3,000. Frontier (J.D.) 3pt. 9’ rear blade like new $600. 315-4124560.(VT)

HUSQVARNA CHAIN SAW 16” bar model 51, starts, runs and works excellent, two extra chains $150. 585-727-2188.(NY)

ROUND BALES 4x5 1st. cutting stored inside, 30 plus bales. 585-657-7324.(NY)

NEW IDEA 4644 round baler, 4x4 bales, excellent, $5,000; Sitrex 7ft. sickle bar mower, 3P.H. hydraulic lift bar, excellent, $2,750. 607-656-4568.(NY)

WANTED: JD B, JD A, in good condition, or JD 40, JD 50, JD 60. 585-6285571.(NY) 2 JD FORAGE HARVESTERS, 3950 long tongue electric control. 1000rpm. 3940 electric control, 540rpm $2,500. each, with heads Penn Yan. 315-536-3834.(NY) WANTED: Horizontal shaft motor 23-30hp. and electric clutch, fits Exmark Lazer Z; also younger Berkshire boar spring breeding, Wayne County. 315-398-841.(NY) SCHULTE ROCK RAKE SW800, three years old, only 15 acres done, excellent condition, like new $7,500. Call leave message. 518-885-648.(NY) 14x40 COROSTONE SILO $500. Oliver 14’ drag; IH 720 830 six foot hay head $500. 518-842-0229.(NY)

6 BELGIAN MARES, well broke, quiet road safe, 15yrs, healthy; 2 matches colts 10 months; 1 filly colt 10 months. 607-5472122.(NY) 1066 IH LEHMAN T.A $8,500. aprox. 2000ft 4” irrigation pipe, fittings and trailor $2,200.00 Geneva, NY. 315-789-9759. RICHARDTON S.F. 1016 blower deck, good condition. 315-822-5603.(NY) NH 145 manure spreader; Pittsburgh 10’ disc; IHC 12’ disc; 585-261-4547.(NY) INT. 5000 self propelled 12ft. Windrower low hrs. diesel nice shape $7,500. Farmall C good tin $1,100. 315-790-3600.(NY)

WANTED: Harvestore silos, Any size, Any area. Call 717-768-0452(PA)

LEON 585 Silver spreader hydra pash top beater end gate saper single truck tires ex. condition $13,000. No Sunday calls.315946-0087.(NY)

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER ENGINE 262 C.I. 6cyl. gas, fits 656 etc., complete, runs good, $1,800. Troy, NY 518-663-7693.

CAST IRON water bowls, push button, 2 hole frost free cattle waterer, best offers. Moravia, NY. 315-730-3733

1957 FARMALL 230, fast hitch w/snowplow, runs good, good condition, $3,250. 315-782-8775.(NY) NEW HOLLAND 1431 Discbine 2 point hitch. No Sunday calls. 607-243-5749.(NY) CEDAR FENCE POSTS, sharpened or unsharpened $2.50 each. 315-8582882.(NY) TRACTOR TIRES: 10x36 $175.00; 11.2x36 $225.00; 12x36 $225.00; 11.2x38 $175.00; 13.6x38 $225.00; 30% to 50% tread 5.00x15 $40. Information call 315699-2200.(NY) HUD-SON FOREST equipment, Farm Boss saw on trailer with blade sharpener and several blades $4,000. 315-7896961.(NY) TEAM BELGIAN 15, 16 year old, well broke, $1,800; American saddlebred gelding 8 years old, rides drives, $1,500. 315963-7103.(NY) SMALL GRAZING HERD FOR SALE: Jerseys, Holsteins, crosses, 32 cows, 4 bred heifers, $65,000. 607-760-9459.(NY) WANTED: 20.8x42 snap-on or JD axle duals, or two used 20.8x42 tires; Also three row snapper head for New Holland 900. 315-651-3807.(NY) NH 311 BALER w/thrower, EZ trail 9x18, (2) 8x16 steel wagons with or w/out running gears, all exc cond. 413-6673692.(MA)

JOHN DEERE LA with plows, mower, cultivator, belt, pulley wheel weights, electric start; Also Case 310 dozer, runs good. 607-369-7656.(NY) JOHN DEERE 5020 tractor 18.4x38 tires 1,000 RPM dual remotes and cab $4,500. 413-684-4665.(MA) HEREFORDS, barn tied, calm, well fed, cows, heifers, steers, tractors, sq-balers, round-baler, tedder, haybind baleage, cattle chute, wagons, rake. 607-8655678.(NY) WANTED: New Holland 718 Chopper electric controls, 2 row corn head w/sickle bar knife. Heads from 717 Chopper also fit. 315-531-8072.(NY) TEN JERSEY and Jersey cross heifer calves, also Jersey Holstein cross cow due April, Robert Yoder Morrisville Organic. 315-684-3422.(NY) 17 ANGUS CROSS bred cows, bred to registered Angus bull. Will start calving May 1st. $1,100. each. 585-330-7874.(NY) EASTER LAMBS, 40 to 100 pounds, 35 lambs, average 55 pounds. 607-4332292.(NY) FULLBLOOD ABGA registered Boer buck, 4 years old; Ennobled pedigree; long, very muscled, gentile disposition; can email photos; $450/OBO. 607-648-2618.(NY) WANTED: Homelite 650 chain saw. 860274-9146.(CT)

RUN-IN SHED 10x16 w/kickboard, quaker style, brand new never used, delivery available $3,000.00, OBO. 518-568-3560.(NY)

ATV WINCH heavy duty $140. Auger gas 5in. blade $140. Weed whacker tree limber $130. Planes antique $5. each Bluffpoint. 315-531-8670.(NY)

FREE 18x50 Curristone stave silo; 98B Patz silo unloader; 16-20’ tripod hoist $800. West Winfield, NY. 315-822-5834

WANTED: Pair of black Australian Swans, L. Kahre, 2448 Rosendale Rd., Schenectady, NY 12309. 518-374-1590.

MCCORMICK G30R 2004, 809HRS. 4x4 30HP. 2hyd. remotes 3pt. hitch, 540 PTO reversible operators station, fold down ROPS. “Nice”. 585-526-5442.(NY)

HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting alfalfa timothy mix, 45lb. average, small square. If no answer please leave phone number 315589-8568.(NY)

JD 2010D 8K Mech RBLD $4,400. Brillion 10’culti-mulcher $2,200. INT 4 bottom rollover plow $2,200, 5 blade soiler $650. Hudson. 518-567-9958.(NY)

2 NOFA cert. organic Jersey heifers 1 bred 1 open $2,000 OBO. 518-312-7011.(NY)

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WHITE PINE SHAVINGS, kiln dried, 3.25 cu. ft. paper bags, nice and soft, good quality. 529 Klock Rd., Fort Plain, 518-5683203.(NY)

IH SUPER C J.G. M.F. 50 gas 3pt. Belarus 250D 3pt. new tires V.G. Oliver plow part wanted large spreader. 607-742-2326.(NY)

224 MASSEY FERGUSON baler with 212 kicker also 4 easy trail 18ft. kicker wagons used 1yr. 802-635-2633.(VT)

3 JERSEY cross heifers for sale, been running w/purebred Jersey bull since fall $1,000. each. Purebred Jersey bull $750. 315-675-8128.(NY)

EXCELLENT CONDITION, Hesston small square baler, $7,900; Vicon 4 star tedder, $2,900; IH 700 auto reset 5 bottom plow, $2,500. 315-348-6149.(NY)

FORD 3550 TRACTOR loaded 3pt. P.T.O. new rear tires and wheels $6,000. Gravity wagon with new Killbros auger. 716-6529482.(NY)

WANTED: A full Jersey bull that is ready for service now. Iddo Brenneman 1018 Augusta Solsville Rd. Oriskany Fls. NY 134254004

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warm weather could be pulling milkfat into ice cream and other Class II products, he said, but warned; “There is no shortage of milkfat.” Looking “back to the futures;” the average Class III milk price for the first six months of 2012 stood at $16.35 per hundredweight (cwt.) on February 3, (after factoring in the announced January and February Class III milk prices) $16.19 on February 10, $16.08 on February 17, $15.69 on February 24, $15.65 on March 2, $15.77 on March 9, and was hovering around $16.04 late morning March 16. California’s April Class I milk price was announced by the California Department of Food and Agriculture at $17.21 per cwt. for the north and $17.48 for the south. Both are down 39 cents from March and $4.45 below April 2011. The northern price 2012 average now stands at $18.30, down from $18.56 a year ago at this time and $16.37 in 2010. The southern price average is $18.57, down from $18.83 a year ago and $16.65 in 2010. The Federal order Class I base price is announced by USDA on March 23. Milk cow estimates were raised again in the Agriculture Department’s latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook; although herd size contraction is still expected later in 2012. Milk per cow was also raised above earlier forecasts. Feed prices are expected to be higher during 2012 than last year. The corn price is expected to average $5.90-$6.50 per bushel for the 2011/12 crop year, an increase from the $5.18 average in 2010/11. Soybean meal is forecast higher than in February at $310-$340 per ton, but lower than the $346 in 2010/11. The increase in the soybean meal price forecast this month is due to reduced supplies from South America.

and dry whey were up from a year ago. Exports of nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder fell just behind prior year levels, while exports of butter/milkfat and whey protein concentrate were notably lower than a year ago, according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report. Cheddar cheese exports increased 27 percent, or 2.4 million pounds, to 10.8 million in January versus a year ago. The DDR said “This stellar gain is due, in part, to the continual growth in Cheddar cheese exports to our neighbor, Mexico.” Cheddar exports to Mexico totaled 2.3 million pounds, up over 560 percent from a year ago. Mexico accounted for over 21 percent of U.S. Cheddar exports during January, according to the DDR. Speaking of exports; Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 15 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 1.7 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 827,000 pounds of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The product will be delivered through August 2012 and pushed CWT’s 2012 cheese exports to 30.4 million pounds and butter to 28.8 million to 18 countries. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 876 million pounds or the annual production of approximately 42,570 cows, according to CWT analysis. In dairy politics; a group of South Dakota dairy manufacturers are opposing the supply management provision included in legislation expected to be included in the draft Farm Bill, according to a press release from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). The group included the presidents and CEOs of four large dairy companies; Saputo Cheese USA, Inc., Lake Norden Food Ingredient Company (Davisco Foods International, Inc.), Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc., and Bel Brands USA, and expressed concern to Senator John Thune (R-SD), pointing to the growing dairy industry in South

As the object of the Nelson boys’ affection, the toy tractors saw a lot of use. “They’ve been bounced around over the years, and about five years ago I put them all together and I had to make some more stuff because it was broken over the years,” he said. “I put them all together and then I put them inside the Plexiglas, so they wouldn’t get broken up anymore.” When he was a teenager, Nelson restored that 1952 Super M, which he still owns. He also restored a late1940s Cub Farmall parade tractor, mid-40s C Farmall tractor and a 1944 H Farmall. Nelson, who married his wife, Mary, in 1961, farmed in the Axtell area until moving near Hildreth in 1969. He continued to farm there until about 20 years ago when he retired and the couple moved into town. Nelson started Nelson Lawn Service

about 10 years ago as a retirement project he called a “half-day job.” He now has two Grasshopper riding mowers on which he puts 500 hours each summer. Along with one full-time employee and one part-time worker, Nelson mows 38 yards in Hildreth, 10 local cemeteries and seven or eight big country yards. “It’s no longer a half-day job,” he said. Nelson and his wife have four children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His grandchildren have their own toy machinery, keeping some well-worn Tonka trucks in Nelson’s garage. Those Tonka trucks keep his grandchildren out of the case full of ERTL toys. “They’d just love to get into these,” he said. “That’s a no-no, and they know it.”

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Nebraska man shares love of tractors by Tony Herrman, Hastings Tribune HILDRETH, NE (AP) — One look in the basement of Don Nelson’s Hildreth home, and it’s obvious how important tractors and toy tractors are to the 70year-old retired farmer. Nelson, who owns Nelson Lawn Service in Hildreth, has floor-to-ceiling cases filled with hundreds of ERTL Co. toy tractors, plows and farm wagons. “Flashback memories,” he said of why he collects the toys. “They’re made so perfect. Most of them are replicas. It’s a hobby.” Many of those toys are replicas of equipment he used growing up, like a late 1950s-model 2MH corn picker. “It’s kind of fun,” he said. “I used to run the corn picker like this when I was 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 years old. Dad had one of them.” Not far from where he displays the corn picker, Nelson has a replica toy

Farmall three-bottom plow. “I used to do a lot of plowing with a three-bottom plow when I was 15, 16, 17, 18,” he said. Some of Nelson’s most prized toys aren’t ERTLs; they’re his own. He and his older brother, Jim, used wood and baling wire to build replicas of the 1952 Farmall Super M tractor his father owned. “I was 10 years old when I built that tractor,” he said. “My older brother and I built our toys.” The wood that eventually became tractors came from boxes the boys’ mother requested from the local grocery store where they lived, near Axtell. The two used a small jigsaw Nelson still owns, a quarter-inch drill and sanders to make their toys. “We started with the hood,” he said. “And if it didn’t look quite right we’d redo it and start over again.”


Dairy Prices Inching Higher But Still Below a Year Ago Issued Mar. 16, 2012 Cash block cheese closed mid March at $1.5825 per pound, up 9 cents on the week, the third week in a row for a gain, but still10 1/4-cents below a year ago when they plummeted 33 cents, to $1.6850, and barrels plunged 26 1/2, to $1.70. The barrels also closed Friday at $1.5825, up 8 cents on the week, and 11 3/4-cents below a year ago. The gains came on bids; no cheese was sold in the cash market this week. The blocks have been trading below the barrels from time to time the past few weeks. Why is that noteworthy? The March 15 Daily Dairy Report reminds us that “Margins for block manufacturers are squeezed when the barrel price exceeds the block price.” The NASS-surveyed block price inched up a half-cent, to $1.4926. The barrels averaged $1.5146, up 0.8 cent. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks wrote in the March16 e-Dairy Morning Executive Edition; “There is concern about where milk and dairy product supplies will be later this year and some buying is likely occurring for the summer grilling season.” In some heavy trading, cash butter closed Friday at $1.5150, up 6 1/2cents on the week, but 55 1/2-cents below a year ago. Twenty six cars were sold. NASS butter averaged $1.4150, down 0.8 cent. NASS nonfat dry milk averaged $1.3410, down 2.3 cents, but whey reversed six weeks of decline and regained 1.3 cents, climbing back to 61.93 cents per pound. “Unlike the cheese market, buyers of butter have found the price level at which sellers are willing to let go of product,” says Brooks. “There are concerns about future milk supplies and

The higher feed prices expected this year will continue to pressure the milk-feed price ratio. The preliminary February milk-feed price ratio was 1.58, well below 2.01 posted in February 2011. This producer profitability indicator is unlikely to improve as the effect of higher feed prices will be exacerbated by forecast lower milk and dairy product prices this year. Prices for replacement heifers which will enter the herd during 2012 and into mid2013 were also above expectations, suggesting that there is demand for dairy replacements and further expansion. February’s forecast cow numbers were increased to 9.2 million head for the year and production per cow was raised to 21.7 million pounds. Most of the gain in cow numbers is expected to come in the first half of 2012. The relatively mild winter in most of the U.S. is ideal for production, boosting yield per cow in the first half of 2012. However, weaker producer returns are expected to lead to herd contraction and lower milk per cow in the second half of the year says USDA. Milk production remains heavy in the Southwest, according to USDA’s weekly update. California and New Mexico processing plants are working on extended schedules to handle the milk as conditions are favorable for milk cows. Pacific Northwest milk output is well above a year ago. Milk and condensed product is being moved around the region to accommodate ongoing repairs at a drying facility in Lynden, Washington. There are more concerns about high feed prices and future milk price projections, according to USDA. Milk production is increasing in Central region. Surplus milk supplies are being discounted at up to $4/cwt. under Class prices. Bottled milk needs are variable with some snow related storms closing schools. Northeast milk output is increasing. Florida and other Southeastern states are also seeing milk output rise. Auxiliary plant capacity continues to be utilized to balance the milk supplies. Pastures are benefiting from rains, according to USDA. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service reports that January exports of cheese


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by Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Basic conditioning of the equine athlete involves consideration of the event in which the horse will be competing, the level of competition that you expect the horse to achieve, the time you have in which to condition the horse and the horse’s previous conditioning for the event. The goal of any basic conditioning program is to enhance the psychological and the physical responses to exercise. Psychological responses with conditioning include greater confidence and desire to perform

and minimized boredom and resentment. Physical responses include greater strength and endurance, enhanced skills (such as jumping and reining), and minimized soreness or injury due to exercise. Some of the most important physical adaptations achieved by conditioning involve: • Respiratory System — increased oxygen uptake, decreased ventilation during exercise; • Cardiovascular System — lower heart rate during exercise, increased heart size/strength, increased vascularity (decreased resistance), increased to-

tal red cell volume (increased oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood); • Muscular Anatomy — increased aerobic capacity (increased fast twitch high oxidative fibers equals more time before lactic acid accumulation and fatigue during endurance events), increase in muscle size/strength, change in fiber type; • Tendons and Ligaments — strength and quality may be affected; • Bone — decreased bone turnover, increased quantity, quality, and geometry of bone in response to training; and • Thermoregulation —

involves cardiovascular system. A conditioning program should be specific to the event in order to train appropriately for the type of exercise in the event. For example, Thoroughbred trainers would not want to strictly use an aerobic conditioning program for their 3-year-old Thoroughbreds because racing is mostly an anaerobic event. There are two general classes of conditioning programs: slow speed and high speed. Slow-speed long distance conditioning, or endurance training: Pony Pulling Cart

Horse Section Slow-speed long distance conditioning, or endurance training, is used in the first weeks of all conditioning programs and may include breaking. This method usually proceeds fast exercise in some conditioning programs, such as racehorse training. It includes sessions of trotting and cantering at slow speeds for long distances to promote aerobic production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for energy. Trainers usually start the horses off slowly and gradually increase the distance at two-to-three week intervals. The total length of time a horse remains on this conditioning program varies with the type of event and can be anywhere from four to five weeks (racehorses) to nine months (endurance horses). Improvements in aerobic capacity, limb strength, and adaptation of skeletal muscle have been seen with slowspeed conditioning.

High-speed conditioning: Thoroughbreds Racing on a Track High-speed conditioning is used to improve the anaerobic capacity of a horse and is generally interspersed with slowspeed, long distance days. This conditioning method varies with the horse and the event. Some trainers increase the speed for very short distances until near maximum speed is reached, then increase the distance. Others establish a set distance and gradually increase the speed. The frequency of the high-speed days varies with the conditioning method used. For example, in North America, trainers will commonly use "breeze" (fast galloping for short distances) work at 75 percent of the maximum speed of the event one time every seven to 10 days. Other trainers will gallop their horses at near maximum

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Maryland Horse Industry Board honors eight racers ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) — a program of the Maryland Department of Agriculture — honored eight national horse racing champions March 20 with its Touch of Class Award during a “Night of Maryland Horse Racing Champions” at the Sports Legend Museum in Baltimore. The eight national championship honorees represent four different racing disciplines — harness, Arabians, steeplechase and Thorough-

breds. About 250 horse industry professionals “Maryland’s equine industry is alive and well and extremely diverse,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. “The people and the horses that we recognize tonight are great national champions, not just hometown favorites, and they are true ambassadors for the industry and for our state. I congratulate all of them on their successes and for their commitment to this important agricultural sector.”

Maryland’s equine industry includes more than 79,000 equine animals valued at $714 million and total assets worth more than $5.6 billion. The industry holds about 10 percent of Maryland’s land (587,000 acres) and employs more than 28,000 people. Horse farms, which preserve valued green space and serve as a buffer to development, are a critical element in the maintenance of the state’s agricultural heritage. The MHIB established the monthly

Touch of Class Award in September 2011 to honor Maryland horses, individuals, teams, organizations or events that have garnered national or international recognition. Awards for February, March and April were presented during the event. The February Touch of Class Award was presented to one Thoroughbred and two harness racing champions.

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Conditioning from 13 event speed one time every five days. The common goal of high-speed conditioning is to increase the amount of training that stimulates anaerobic production of ATP without causing fatigue or overtraining. It is thought that conditioning at maximum event speed may overwork a horse; therefore, most trainers condition their horses at 70 to 85 percent maximum event speed. In England, horses work on a rotational conditioning schedule of hills and flat ground. Using a treadmill with a 5 to 10 percent incline will also increase the anaerobic capacity of a horse without galloping at maximum speed. The physiological adaptations to high-speed conditioning include an increase in Type II muscle fibers. Interval Horse Training: Interval training is the use of multiple workouts on the same day separated by short rest periods. Some trainers will use this conditioning method as the horse’s high-

speed program. Limited research has shown that interval training may alter muscle fiber type, something that has not been shown to occur with strictly high-speed conditioning. Interval conditioning of the equine athlete should not be performed at 95 to 100 percent maximum speed, as it may lead to overtraining and possibly the reversal of physiological training adaptations. Skill Horse Training: When conditioning a horse for events such as pole bending or fox hunting, skill training can be alternated with high-speed and slowspeed days. Overtraining of Horses: In order to maintain peak fitness of an athletic horse, the conditioning program must always be evaluated and adjusted. Constant exercise at suboptimal intensities will limit the rate of adaptation, and constant exercise at maximum intensities may contribute to overtrain-

ing. Overtraining is a loss of performance ability despite the maintenance of or an increase in training effort. When overtraining occurs, the horse’s conditioning program must stop or be reduced for a variable peri-

od of time in order for the horse to recover. Detraining Horses: Cross Country Jumping Horse Detraining is the sudden cessation of a conditioning program for reasons such as sickness or

injury. During this time, the horse experiences a rapid loss of physiological training adaptations. Changes in muscle occur in two to four weeks, followed by cardiovascular and bone changes. Decrease in muscle size

and strength occur in the shortest amount of time. Oxygen uptake and ventilation capacity decreases within three weeks of detraining. Source:

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• Karin DeFrancis of the Maryland Jockey Club presented the award to thoroughbred gelding RAPID REDUX and his owner Robert Cole Jr., a Baltimore County native. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season in 2011. His winning streak, which began in December 2010, includes winning races at seven different tracks at distances of five furlongs to 1-1/8 miles, using seven riders. During his streak, he ran in Maryland seven times. His 22nd win occurred earlier this year at Laurel Park. Rapid Redux, who has not run since his last win, is currently enjoying a vacation and will likely not run again before May or June. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters honored Rapid Redux with the Special Eclipse Award for extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing. • Cheri Stambaugh of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund present-

ed the award to two harness champions. Standardbred colt ROLL WITH JOE was recently named the United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Award winner as the U.S. Three Yearold Pacer of the Year and was runner-up for Horse of the Year honors. He was bred and raised at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City and is still partly owned by Winbak’s owners Joe and JoAnn Thomson. In 2011, Roll With Joe won the $1 Million Meadowlands Pace, the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine, and the $401,000 Messenger Stakes and earned $1,649,725. He is now retired to stud in New York. • Standardbred colt GOOGOO GAAGAA set a new world’s record for a mile by a trotter at a half mile track when he clipped four-tenths of a second off the previous mark in the Hubert Jackson Memorial Maryland Sire Stakes Final Stakes at Ocean Downs on Aug. 25, 2011. He sped the distance in 1 minute 56 seconds and won the race by 41 lengths. GooGoo GaaGaa is undefeated in six lifetime starts, winning his races by a combined to-

tal of 130 lengths. He finished fourth in votes as USHWA Two Year-Old Trotter of the Year. He was bred and is owned and trained by Richard Hans of Westminster. The March Touch of Class Award was presented to three Maryland national steeplechase champions by Baltimore author Patrick Smithwick, steeplechase author and son of Hall of Fame Steeplechase jockey A.P. Smithwick. (Smithwick also read from and signed copies of his latest book “Flying Change: A Year of Racing and Family and Steeplechasing” during the event.) March awards were presented to: • IRVIN S. NAYLOR, champion U.S. steeplechase owner. A Marylander native who now lives in York, PA, Naylor maintains his impressive racing operation at Still Water Farm and Training Center in Baltimore County. In 2011, Naylor’s stable led all U.S. owners, winning 16 races. His horses earned $719,725. The stable included national Eclipsewinning champion jumper Black Jack Blues


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Noell’s Merriefield Farm in Monkton and is trained by Dawn Williams. Williams trains the horse out of Bruce Fenwick’s facility, Belmont Farm, in the Worthington Valley of Baltimore County. The April Touch of Class Award was presented to two Arabian racing champions by Kathy Smoke, president of the Arabian Jockey Club, who flew into Baltimore especially for the events. Those honorees were: • GOLDEN ODESSY, a Maryland-bred filly raised in Harford County, was named Champion Three Year Old Filly of the Year during the 2012 Darley Awards, which are considered “the Oscars” of purebred Arabian racing in the United States. She also won the Delaware Park Arabian Juvenile Championship Stakes and the Dr. Sam Harrison Juvenile Filly Stakes. • DIXIES VALENTINE, a 7-year-old mare, received the 2012 World Champion Mare Award during the Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Awards, which were awarded for the first time this year to recognize women in Arabian racing and presented along with the Darley Awards. Dixies Valentine was also nominated for a Darley Award for Horse of the Year and has twice before been named a Champion Arabian Filly of the Year. She was retired to the breeding shed when she was 5 years old; however, she preferred racetrack life and returned to the races last year at age 6. She won the Buzz Brauninger Distaff Handicap and was second against the boys in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup at Churchill Downs. Both Dixies Valentine and Golden Odessy are boarded and trained in Harford County at Rigbie Farm, which is owned by Sharon Clark, who accepted the award. During the event, an 18-minute video of the honorees and their championship moments was shown continuously on the museum’s eight video screens. The video was produced by Hunt Cup Productions. Also during the night,

local restaurants whose owners have a deep interest in horse racing provided refreshments, while Maryland wineries and breweries provided beverages during “A Taste of the Race” reception. Participating vendors included Barrett’s, Hunt Valley; Clipper City Brewing Company, Baltimore; Lemon Leaf Cafe, Chestertown; Maryland Jockey Club Caterers, Baltimore/Laurel; Maryland Wineries Association, Timonium; Saschas 527 Cafe, Baltimore; and Wegman’s, Hunt Valley. Entertainment was provided by Hot Buttered Nuggets, a three-piece jazz/swing/Americana band comprising harness racing aficionados Nancy Lisi, Doug Everton and Zack Bronder The event sponsors included Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Associations, GalaCloths, Dulany Noble, Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Standardbred Race Fund, Ocean Downs and Penn National Gaming. MHIB’s Touch of Class Award is named after a Maryland-bred mare who won two Olympic show jumping gold medals and currently holds the Olympic record for number of clean jumping rounds in an Olympic competition. Past Touch of Class winners are listed below. • Graham Motion, who won the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom and ranks as one the nation’s leading trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses. Motion trains his horses in Cecil County. (September 2011) • Colleen Rutledge and her horse Shiraz, who were the third highestplaced U.S. horse and rider combination at the prestigious Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in England and are under consideration for a berth on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Three-Day Team. Rutledge lives in Frederick and operates Turnabout Farm in Howard County. (October 2011) • John Crandell III and his horse Heraldic, who won two silver medals in endurance riding at the 2011 Pan American Games in Chile. Heraldic is the only horse in his-

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Horse home remedies you can use by Ron Petracek Anyone involved with horses knows that riding is a very small part of the larger horse experience. Groom, maid, waiter, servant and nurse are among the hats we wear while caring for a horse. The sheer amount of “stuff” one must collect in order to care for horses is astounding, from shampoos and conditioners, hoof paints, leather cleaners, grooming supplies, supplements, bottles and tack — there is no end to the amount of paraphernalia that goes along with one horse. Although your local tack store may be a valuable source for a variety of the things you and your horse need, sometimes a little ingenuity can save you time, money and solve some of the more common horse-related problems. Next time you — you might just find these work better.

Vinegar Tired of that yellow, urine soaked tail on your pretty white horse? With stubborn stains, all the expensive bluing shampoo in the world might not get out that yellow (but it may give it a nice purple hue!). To help whiten tails, soak the tail in plain, white vinegar for 5 minutes, before washing and conditioning normally. Those bubbles you see are cutting through the urine and stains, getting down to the nice white root. Vinegar is safe for the hair, and actually can contribute to a shinier, healthier tail. Used weekly, vinegar can help to prevent urine from becoming too ingrained on the tail. In horses prone to developing enteroliths (stones) in their intestines, a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in

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Seventy-six Delaware 4-H members competed recently in the state 4-H Horse Bowl Competition held at Lake Forest North Elementary in Felton, DE. The Horse Bowl event is a knowledge-based, quiz bowl competition. The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group composed of 4-H volunteers from all three Delaware counties that are dedicated to providing quality 4-H horse programs to members, sponsors this annual event. Members compete on teams of up to four individuals and teams are divided into brackets based on age. 4-H volunteer adult leaders coach young people to prepare them in the months leading up to the competition. Thirty-six Delaware 4-H volunteers assisted with

the Horse Bowl event. The top three teams in each age division were: Beginner (8-10 year olds) 1st Place — Holler-N-Hooves, Kent County. Team Members: Hayley Halloran, Kassidy Kohland, Claudia Little, Sophia Peterson. Coach: Rosemary Baughman. 2nd Place — Little Ponies, Kent County. Team Members: Jessica Bergold, Kenley Cook, Jazz Peterson, Rylee Ridgely. Coach: Jennifer Ridgely. 3rd Place — Bridgeville Mustangs, Sussex County. Team Members: Jenna Anger, Gerald Carroll III, Tanner LeCates. Coach: Melissa Layton. Junior (11-13 year olds) 1st Place — East Coast 4-H Riding

Club, Sussex County. Team Members: Rebecca Arpie, Mikayla Ockels, Katelyn Records, Garrett Smith. Coaches: Cindy Ockels and Heather Records. 2nd Place — New Horizons. Team Members: Kelly Howe, Ashley Hurd, Peyton Ridgely, Ryan Wheatley. Coach: Jennifer Ridgely. 3rd Place — Holler -N-Hooves, Kent County. Team Members: Brittany Cahall, Nicole Canavo, Faith Gorlich, Maggie Vrem. Coach: Rosemary Baughman. Senior (14-19 year olds) 1st Place — Horse Sense, Kent County. Team Members: Molly Johnson, Carissa Lilly, Mikhaela Whitley. Coach: Cara Lilly. 2nd Place — Holler-N-Hooves, Kent

County. Team Members: Christie Little, Madison Messick, Hannah Ziccarelli. Coaches: Rosemary Baughman and Sharon Little. 3rd Place — Buckin Beauties, Sussex County. Team Members: Jackie Arpie, Whitney Records. Coaches: Cindy Ockels and Heather Records.

Remedies from 16 the food once to twice a day can help to reduce the pH level in the gut and inhibit stone formation. Most horses tolerate the taste of vinegar in their food very well. Finally, vinegar is a natural insect repellent. Adding vinegar to

the food, or even diluted and sprayed directly on the horse can act as an excellent, chemical free fly repellent. WD-40 The amazing rustbuster has a plethora of barn-related uses, but here’s one that you have

to try to believe. Sprayed into the tail or mane, WD-40 is a fantastic detangler and it works even better (and is much cheaper) than most commercially available products. A small amount sprayed directly into matted areas can make

brushing through the tangles a breeze. Take care using WD-40 (or any de-tangler, for that matter) right before riding — if you get it on your hands, your may find your reins slipping out of your hands. Chlorine Bleach

Thrush is one of the most persistent hoof related problems known to horse owners. Many products exist on the market to combat thrush, most of them quite pricey. Old-time horsemen and farriers will tell a different tale

when recommending a good thrush product — bleach. Poured into a spray bottle, spraying a thin coat of bleach to a clean, picked hoof once daily for several days will help to quickly eradicate thrush. Weekly re-application will help to prevent further problems. Take care to avoid getting the bleach on you or your horses skin, as it will sting and burn. Sugar There are a variety of salves, creams and sprays that are available to combat wounds and every person has their own favorite product. For stubborn, infected wounds, plain white sugar applied on the wound can help to combat infection and stimulate healing. The sugar changes the pH of the wound, creating an inhospitable environment for bacteria and helping to clear out necrotic flesh and promote healing in wounds. Diapers Hoof abscesses are a frustrating problem that often require days and weeks of careful treatment, as well as bandaging to keep the foot clean as it heals. Instead of spending hundreds on bandage material like vet wrap and elastikon, tape a child’s diaper to the underside of the foot-using duct tape. The diaper will keep poultices and medications in place, last longer than regular bandage material and the extra padding it provides will help the foot be more comfortable as it heals. Source: Horse Home Remedies You Can Use


Delaware 4-H’ers compete at state Horse Bowl Competition


Mielke from 11 Dakota, and called it “alarming that Congress would consider legislation that would limit milk production, increase regulation and allow government interference in free markets,” according to the release. Thune sits on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which will consider the legislation as part of the proposed “Dairy Security Act,” expected to be included in the Farm Bill. “The dairy industry in South Dakota has been growing tremendously in recent years,” the dairy leaders wrote. “Our investments in dairy manufacturing plants in the state bring new jobs as well as increased demand for milk from dairy farmers. In fact, we have been working with Governor Daugaard in his efforts to bring new milk production to our state in order to keep up with the growth in our operations.” “It’s also important to note that the opportunity for dairy expansion into global markets is terrific for our industry,” the dairy leaders added. “Just a decade ago, our nation was a net importer of dairy products. Now, we export the equivalent of 15 percent of the milk produced by our nation’s dairy farmers.” They called on Thune to oppose “this approach for the dairy industry and our nation.” Meanwhile; National Milk’s (NMPF) Board of Directors supported a resolution urging Congress to pass a Farm Bill in 2012 that contains “an improved safety net for farmers in the form of the Dairy Security Act” (DSA). A press release said the Board does not support any extension of current farm programs and “delay the creation of a better dairy program.” “Kicking the can down the road into 2013, where the farm bill is concerned, is neither good politics, nor good policy,” said Randy Mooney, Chairman of NMPF and a dairy farmer from Rogersville, MO. “The tough choices about budget priorities won’t be any easier next year. But more to the point, dairy farmers need a better program than what we have right

now. A farm bill extension in 2012 doesn’t do us any good.” The Federation has worked since 2009 to formulate a comprehensive economic safety net that is based on margins, rather than just the farm level price of milk, a NMPF press release stated. After developing its own proposal, the “Foundation for the Future,” NMPF worked with Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) to include those concepts into H.R. 3062, the DSA. NMPF’s Chris Galen reported on the first of four field hearings on the new Farm Bill by the House Ag Committee in Thursday’s DairyLine. The first hearing was held in upstate New York where much of the focus was on dairy. The Federation had three dairy producers testify in support of the DSA, Galen reported. The Senate, on the other hand, completed its four Farm Bill hearings this week. Galen said “All the cards are now beginning to line up to have something done, at least in the Ag Committees by

the end of this spring or by early summer, getting a Farm Bill created.”

“The key,” he concluded, “Will be trying to get it passed through Con-

gress and signed by the White House this year before the elections

sweep away anything that can get done here in Washington.”


HAGERSTOWN, MD FEEDER CATTLE: Feeder Steers: Fed Jersey 830# at 90. Feeder Heifers: 450550# 140-150. Feeder Bulls: Hereford 550# at 120; Plain Hols. 290-450# 75-97. MT. AIRY NC FEEDER

CATTLE: 699. Feeder Steers: M&L 1-2 210-240# 183-228; 265285# 163-190; 305-342# 180-190; 352-385# 170-188; 420-446# 167-175; 455490# 176-177; 505-545# 152-174; 600-625# 142-145; 655# 141-151.50; 710# 143.50; S 1-2 255-290# 120-161; 300-345# 141-158; 350-395# 126-160. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1-2

260-280# 150-179; 350395# 162-166; 415-441# 153-163; 450-485# 149161.25; 500-548# 147-150; 555-560# 143-146; 622635# 135.50-137; S 1-2 275-290# 140-152; 385395# 110-141; 455-457# 147-148.50; 535# 130-137; 615-640# 115-120. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1-2 415-448# 154-174.50; 452475# 165-174.50; 500-545#

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AUCTIONS 151-167; 600-643# 140-149; 733# 115; S 1-2 405-438# 120-150; 460-465# 134139; 500-545# 122-151; 555-590# 120-128. Bred Cows: M&L 1-2 Young 745-885# (840) 775890/hd 4-6 mos bred;12351325# 950-1050/hd 7-9 mos bred. SILER CITY, NC FEEDER CATTLE: 1485 Feeder Steers: M&L 1-2 255-290# 140-193; 300345# 140-186; 350-395# 150-197; 400-445# 150-187;

450-488# 151-192; 500549# 138-176; 550-595# 130-170; 600-640# 135-157; 650-695# 130-170; 717730# 130-135.50; 755-785# 128-138; 818-845# 120129; 903# 124.50; S 1-2 305-340# 104-135; 355390# 116-140; 400-447# 100-146. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1-2 210-245# 150-160; 250298# 116-146; 300-345# 130-160; 350-396# 135-188; 400-445# 130-174; 450498# 130-166; 500-545# 130-160; 550-598# 130-

146; 600-645# 120-140; 650-695# 116-130; 700740# 110-126; 753-780# 115.50-124; 800-848# 103118; 920-935# 100-110; S 1-2 310-345# 105-127; 355395# 107-128; 400-445# 125-137; 455-495# 105-126; 500-540# 114-127; 550575# 102-119; 600-645# 111-115. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1-2 450-498# 140-185; 505545# 130-166; 550-595# 130-160; 600-645# 130151; 650-695# 110-140; 700-735# 120-133; 750-

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AUCTIONS 775# 105-115; 800-845# 105-110; 865-890# 100-107; 900-945# 100-102; S 1-2 455-480# 124-140; 525545# 120-126; 550-595# 100-125; 720-740# 97-111. BLACKSTONE, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 168. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 196; 400-500# 165-177.50; 500-600# 170.50-172; M&L 2 300400# 193; 400-500# 176; 500-600# 168; 700-800# 118; M&L 3 400-500# 171; S 1 300-400# 150; 500-600# 138; 600-700# 142. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 161; 400-500# 147-150; 500-600# 145; 600-700# 108; M&L 2 300400# 154-164; 400-500# 153; 500-600# 141-144; 600-700# 134; M&L 3 300400# 153-158; 400-500# 140-147.50; 500-600# 134140; 600-700# 132; S 1 300400# 150; 400-500# 134; 500-600# 124-129. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 180; 400-500# 162-166; 500-600# 150-152; M&L 2 300-400# 172; 400500# 163.50-172; 600-700# 126; S 1 300-400# 150; 400500# 137-146; 600-700# 108; 700-800# 101. N VA FEEDER CATTLE: 2801. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 190; 300-400# 195-210; 400-500# 175207.50; 500-600# 167-199; 600-700# 149-180; 700800# 137-149.50; 800-900# 124-144.50; 900-1000# 123137.25; 1000-1100# 115120; M&L 2 200-300# 190210; 300-400# 175-195; 400-500# 175-200; 500600# 151-192; 600-700# 125-160; 700-800# 131144; 800-900# 117; 9001000# 106-124.50; 10001100# 106; S 1 600-700# 135; 700-800# 136; 800900# 119. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 300-400# 103. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 117-125; 300400# 157-170; 400-500# 116-168; 500-600# 142160.50; 600-700# 105148.50; 700-800# 130-134; M&L 2 300-400# 150-155; 400-500# 137.50-163; 500600# 135.50; 600-700# 114126; 800-900# 97-108; M&L 3 400-500# 123. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 180-226; 300400# 170-197.50; 400-500# 159-191; 500-600# 150-181; 600-700# 145-161; 700800# 110-133; 800-900# 116; M&L 2 200-300# 169185; 300-400# 150-187;

400-500# 140-187.50; 500600# 130-173; 600-700# 131-156; 800-900# 94; 9001000# 92; M&L 3 400-500# 119-130. SW VA FEEDER CATTLE: No report. FREDERICKSBURG, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 46. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 300-400# 103. Feeder Heifers: M&L 2 400-500# 137.50-139.50; M&L 3 400-500# 123. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 192; 500-600# 151; M&L 2 200-300# 170; 400-500# 140-143; M&L 3 400-500# 119-130. FRONT ROYAL, VA FEEDER CATTLE: No report. HOLLINS, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 280. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 193-194; 400500# 179-186.50; 500-600# 170-177.50; 600-700# 164168; 700-800# 134-146; 800-900# 121; M&L 2 400500# 175.50-184; 500-600# 170-178.50; 700-800# 124. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 166; 400-500# 148-154; 500-600# 155-160; 600-700# 128-148.50; 700800# 121.50; 800-900# 116; M&L 2 300-400# 167-178; 400-500# 157.50-166.50; 500-600# 145-150.50; 600700# 110-122; 700-800# 115.

Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400-500# 165; 500-600# 159; 600-700# 131-132; 700-800# 133; M&L 2 400500# 167; 500-600# 140153; 600-700# 134-135; 700-800# 117-129. LYNCHBURG, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 1083. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 199; 400-500# 181-190; 500-600# 175; 600-700# 163; 700-800# 118-127.50; M&L 2 300400# 193-203; 400-500# 184-194.75; 500-600# 159175.50; 600-700# 142.50160.50; 700-800# 123; M&L 3 300-400# 184-193; 400500# 180.50-182; 500-600# 152.50-162.75; 600-700# 129-136.50; S 1 300-400# 181-196.50; 400-500# 181; 500-600# 152; 600-700# 130-135 Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 168-172.50; 400500# 158.50-162; 500-600# 149-156; 600-700# 137138.25; 700-800# 128.25; M&L 2 300-400# 172180.50; 400-500# 161.25164.25; 500-600# 149-150; 600-700# 141.50; 700-800# 132; M&L 3 300-400# 167182; 400-500# 158-164; 500-600# 148.50-151.25; 600-700# 140; 700-800# 128.50; S 1 300-400# 131165.50, mostly 165.50; 400500# 141-157; 500-600# 145; 600-700# 112.25; 700800# 108.50. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 196-203; 400500# 175-189; 500-600#

10th Annual “2 DAY” Spring Berryville, VA Farm & Outdoor Equipment Auction Thurs. & Fri., March 29TH & 30TH, 2012 9:30 AM

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Thursday, March 29th @ 9:30AM Selling all lawn & garden - small items - Building & construction - tools & misc. lots

Friday, March 30th @ 9:30AM Ellerslie Farm Dispersal - Farm Tractors & Equipment - Livestock Equipment - ATV’s & RV’s TERMS: Check, Cash & Plastic. Please have ID for buyer’s number. 5% buyers premium. All items sell to you as they come consigned to us.

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160-162.50; 600-700# 151; M&L 2 300-400# 190-202; 400-500# 179-189.25; 500600# 153-160.50; 600-700# 149; S 1 300-400# 170-197, mostly 197; 400-500# 171186; 500-600# 143. MARSHALL, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 60. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 500-600# 168. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 400-500# 155-168; 600700# 125-134; M&L 2 400500# 141-153; M&L 3 400500# 144. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400-500# 156-167; 500600# 140-142. NARROWS, VA FEEDER CATTLE: No report ROCKINGHAM, VA

FEEDER CATTLE: 96. Feeder Heifers: 15. M&L 1 200-300# 117-125; 400500# 116; 600-700# 105108. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 175; 500-600# 150; M&L 2 500-600# 149. STAUNTON, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 2075. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 190; 300-400# 195; 400-500# 175-207.50; 500-600# 174-199; 600700# 159-180; 700-800# 137-147; 800-900# 136144.50; 900-1000# 123137.25; 1000-1100# 115; M&L 2 200-300# 190-210; 300-400# 178-195; 400500# 181-200; 500-600# 173-192; 600-700# 154-160; 700-800# 131-144; 9001000# 124.50; S 1 600-700#

135; 700-800# 136; 800900# 119. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 202-226; 300400# 192.50-195; 400-500# 170-186; 500-600# 161-176; 600-700# 145-161; M&L 2 300-400# 187; 400-500# 163-187.50; 500-600# 168173; 600-700# 131-156. TRI-STATE, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 630. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 191-195; 400500# 176-186; 500-600# 169-174; 600-700# 163.50170; 700-800# 130-141; 800-900# 129-135; 9001000# 116-126; 1000-1100# 104-113.50; M&L 2 400500# 165-180; 500-600# 160-172; 600-700# 140-155; 700-800# 130; 800-900# 123; 900-1000# 110-111; S 1 300-400# 163.

WINCHESTER, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 1289. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 186-213; 400500# 185-206; 500-600# 181-198; 600-700# 165-182; 700-800# 145-154; 9001000# 130-134.25; M&L 2 300-400# 178-182; 400500# 170-187; 500-600# 171-186; 600-700# 129144.50; 800-900# 127.50135; S 1 500-600# 170. Feeder Holstein Steers:

L 2-3 200-300# 162.50; 300400# 125; 800-900# 94. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 175; 300-400# 156-176; 400-500# 150-173; 500-600# 147-164; 600700# 134-153.50; 700-800# 128-139; 800-900# 128; M&L 2 300-400# 130-145; 400-500# 142-150; 500600# 143-153.50; 600-700# 128-140; 700-800# 111-125; S 1 400-500# 125-134; 500-600# 132; 600-700# 125. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 195-229; 300400# 186-211; 400-500# 180-200; 500-600# 155-170; 600-700# 142-155; 700800# 118-130; 800-900# 113; M&L 2 300-400# 160180; 400-500# 160-177; 500-600# 142-157; 600700# 124.50-136; 700-800# 106-112; S 1 400-5003 160; 500-600# 150. WYTHE COUNTY, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 697. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 161-185; 400500# 162-185; 500-600# 177.50-190; 600-700# 164.50-171.50; 700-800# 139.50-143; 800-900# 125130.50; 900-1000# 122; M&L 2 300-400# 170; 400500# 169-187; 500-600# 155-174.50; 600-700# 149.50-155; 800-900# 129. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 600-700# 120. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1

200-300# 159; 300-400# 159-166; 400-500# 162163.25; 500-600# 148.50155.50; 600-700# 144; 700800# 127; M&L 2 300-400# 162-165; 400-500# 160.50168; 500-600# 146-152.75; 600-700# 142. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 161-184.50; 400500# 180-187; 500-600# 153-155; 600-700# 141.50; 700-800# 118; M&L 2 300400# 172-181.50; 400-500# 179-182; 500-600# 151-152; 600-700# 123-130; 700800# 116.50-119. SLAUGHTER CATTLE HAGERSTOWN, MD SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Breaker 82-89; Boner 79-89 Lean 71-78; Thin & Light 71 & dn. Calves: Hols. Bull Ret. to Farm No. 1 80-115# 230252; No. 2 80-115# 200-230; No. 3 80-115# 140-195; Hols. X bulls 85-100# 125197; Hols. Hfrs. 98# at 150; Jersey Hols. X Hfrs. 80# at 122; Jersey Hols. X Bulls 7090# 90-98. Slaughter Calves: Gd 70-90# 75-87; 60-70# 40-60.

SILER CITY, NC SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80% lean 1405-1600# 78-87.50; 1405-1660# hi

dress 88-95; 1515-1715# lo dress 74.50-77; Boner 8085% lean 780-880# 7478.50; 905-1390# 74-88.50; 950-1355# hi dress 8994.50; 940-1320# lo dress 62-73.50; Lean 85-90% lean 685-795# 55-76; 720780# lo dress 54-65; 8101095# 64-69.50; 850-1165# lo dress 53-60. Other Cows: M&L 1-2 Young 710-870# 82-97. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1615-2440# 100-106.50; 1770-2025# hi dress 104111.50. Cows/Calf Pairs: 5. M 12 950-1100# middle age cows w/100-400# calves 1000-1500/pr; L 1-2 11501200# middle age cows w/200-400# calves 13001550/pr. Baby Calves, per head: Holsteins 80-120. MT. AIRY SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80% lean 990-1390# 8089.50; 1165-1285# hi dress 91.50-93; 1470-1590# 7989.50; 1505-1920# hi dress 91.50-96.50; Boner 80-85% lean 815-880# 78.50-81.50; 915-1365# 75-90.50; 10201310# hi dress 90.50-93.50; 935-1055# lo dress 72.5074; 1400-1985# 76-90; 1420-1690# hi dress 9192.50; Lean 85-90%lean 635-795# lo dress 44-68;

830-1115# 70-72.50; 8051190# lo dress 46-71.50. Other Cows: M&L 1-2 Young 635-890# 75-91.50; S&M 1-2 Young 825-865# 75-87. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1135-1460# 88-102; 10851380# lo dress 79-86.50; 1505-2095# 92.50-103.50; 1640-2145# hi dress 105110. Cows/Calf Pairs: 4. S 1-2 685-890# middle age cows w/60-115# calves 600670/pr; M 1-2 815-850# middle age cows w/175185# calves 850-1125/pr. SW VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: No report N VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 415. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 7994; 1200-1600# 76-90.50; HY 1200-1600# 86-99; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 61.50-89; 1200-2000# 6884.50; HY 1200-2000# 84103; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 56.50-73; 8501200# 40.50-76. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 71-106.50; 1500-2500# 71-95; HY 1000-1500# 95-117; 15002500# 94-107.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 63. M&L 1, few 2, 3 yrs. old to aged, bred 2-8 mos. 775-

1325# 850-1350/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 12. M&L 1, few 2, 3-12 yrs. old w/calves to 125# 7151095# 1000-1285/pr. Calves Ret. to Farm: 67. Hols. Bulls 70-100# 42.50140/hd; 100-130# 85227/cwt. BLACKSTONE, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 53. Slaughter Heifers: 12001300# 108-114; 1300-1500# 110-117. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 8289; 1200-1600# 84-93; HY 1200-1600# 89-96; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 4858; 1200-2000# 58-64; HY 1200-2000# 79-84; Lean 8590% lean 750-850# 52-57. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 88-92; HY 1500-2500# 94.50-96. FREDERICKSBURG, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 15. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 87; HY 1200-1600# 91; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 69.50-82.75; 1200-2000# 74.50-84.50; HY 12002000# 89.50-93.25; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 67.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 92.50-95. FRONT ROYAL, VA

Amelia Area Cattlemen’s

12 ANNUAL FALL BRED HEIFER SALE “Heifers with Design” TH

at Knoll Crest Farm

April 14, 2012

(following KCF's Spring Bull Sale w/ heifers selling at 2:30 p.m.) Volume Discount 5% per head when buyer purchases 5 or more heifers Bred heifers come with full 45 day guarantee from Sale Date • Your choice - money back or heifer replacement Offering 60+ Virginia Premium Assured+ Bred Heifers Average yearling pelvic measurement 180 sq. cm. Selected for sale by 3rd party evaluation Visual and electronic RFID Tag ID Fully vaccinated according to VAPAH+ Protocol Bred Heifers offered are all A.I. Sired to calve Sept. 2012 AI Sires Utilized KCF Bennett Energizer Or CAR Efficient 534 Or EGL Target 1148

All Females Sell BVD Free Selling in groups of 2 to 4 head Fetal sexed Over 90% of heifers offered are out of KCF Angus or Gelbvieh bulls or out of AI Angus bulls Over 90% of heifers offered carry AI Sired Calves All calves are VQA Qualified 10 Registered Balancer Heifers will be offered by Cross River Farm Coming from River Bluff Farm, Windy Springs Farm, Adams and Adams Greg Wade, Cross River Farm, Indie Place Farm, Whit and Jennifer Morris, John and Carolyn Hutcherson, Taylor and Jodie Clarke, Bob McClenny

These farms represent the 'Heart' of our Heifer Development Program Sale Order and breeding information available by contacting Mike Henry at 804-337-2513 or email at Information available on our Web Site Including 'PICS' with Sale Order released on 3/26/2012) Heifers can be viewed at KCF as follows: At KCF on April 13th after 11 a.m. Or in their Sale Pens at KCF after 10 a.m. on April 14th


Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 300-400# 134. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 165-175; 400500# 157.50-167; 500-600# 150-166; 600-700# 145-161; 700-800# 135-140; M&L 2 200-300# 163; 300-400# 160-170; 400-500# 154-164; 500-600# 140-151; 600700# 140-158; M&L 3 300400# 146-156; 400-500# 128-145; 500-600# 135; S 1 200-300# 137-140; 300400# 120-141; 400-500# 121-140; 500-600# 116-119. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 202-212.50; 300400# 190-214; 400-500# 172-187; 500-600# 163-174; 600-700# 149-161; 700800# 138; M&L 2 300-400# 190-209; 400-500# 160-175; 500-600# 155-169; 600700# 133-140; 700-800# 107-110; S 1 200-300# 132143; 300-400# 157-168; 500-600# 137.


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, March 26 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 10:00 AM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Special Holiday Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. We will start this sale at 10 am due to the amount of small animals. This date is the last week of March. Group of Boar cross goats from one farm; 2 Boar cross Billy Goats. 25 - 100% Boar kids from one farm. Group of sheep from one flock. Group of 6-8 lambs from one flock. We expect a good run. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 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. 12:30 Produce, 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Regular Monday schedule. . Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-8293105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518392-3321. • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 12:00 Noon: East Middlebury, VT. Annual Spring Dairy/Feeder & Consignment Sale. Addison Co. Commission Sales E.G. Wisnowski & Sons, 800339-COWS or 802-388-2661 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Easter Lamb & Goat Sale approx. 5 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

Thursday, March 29 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St.,

Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Our usual run of dairy cows, heifers & service bulls. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220

Friday, March 30 • 11:00 AM: Rt. 5, Coventry, VT. Organic Farm Auction of 135 head organic Holsteins and B.C., Full line of equipment for Paul Lehoullier. Roberts Auction Service, 802-334-2638

Saturday, March 31 • Cobleskill, NY. 31st Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, • 205 Hanley Rd, Nassua, NY. Estate Auction. Case-IH 685 4x4 Diesel w/loader, JD 4030, Oliver 1755 tractors, Befco C50 15’ Batwing finish mower, Wood Working & Mechanics tools, Horse equip. & Tack, Lumber, Cattle Show equip. & gates, Asst furniture & collectibles. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 • 9:00 AM: Windmill Farm Market, 3900 Rt. 14A, 5 mi. S. of Penn Yan, NY. Equipment Consignment Auction. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 • 10:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Horse & Tack Sale. Starting with tack at 10 am. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 12:00 Noon: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Lamb, Sheep and Goat Easter Sale. All animals taken Fri., March 30 from 8 am - 5 pm.. Also accepting until 10 am day of sale. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220

Monday, April 2 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 or 1771

Thursday, April 5 • 11:00 AM: 2324 Ridge Rd., Penn Yan, NY. Marvin & Mildred Koek Excellent Farm Equipment Retirement Auction. IH 1420 4WD combine, ‘95 Ford 16’ grain truck, tillage, planting & harvest equip. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 • 5:00 PM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Open house & viewing of cattle for the Spring Premier Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771

Friday, April 6 • 11:30 AM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Spring Premier All Breed Sale. 165 Head selling: 100 Holsteins, 30 Jerseys, 30 Brown Swiss, 5 Guernsey. Selections are complete the quality is the best ever. We have show calves of all breeds, outstanding bred heifers, fresh young cows that will please the most discriminating. Watch our website for complete catalog on line. (Join us the evening before for open house and cattle viewing). Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771

Saturday, April 7 • 10:30 AM: Independence Township (Allegany Co.) New York. Complete Line of Good Farm Machinery and Livestock Handling and Support Equipment for Lyon View Farm. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520

Monday, April 9 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. 1 pm dairy followed by sheep, lamb, goats, pigs & feeders. Calves & cull beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771

Tuesday, April 10 • Westport, NY. Pat Bennett Equipment Dispersal. Full line of equipment including 2 2010 John Deere Tractors. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774,, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802626-8892

Wednesday, April 11 • The Pines farm, Barton, VT. 151st Top of Vermont Invitation Dairy Sale. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774,, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802626-8892

Friday, April 13 • The Pines Farm. Barton, VT. 151st Top of Vermont Invitation Dairy Sale. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774,, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802626-8892 • Batavia, NY. 2012 Spring Consignment Auction to benefit Agriculture Education. Sponsored by the Farm Burewau. Now accepting quality consignments. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 • 10:30 AM: Catskill Tractor, Inc., 384 Center St., Franklin, NY. Farm Equipment Consignment and Inventory Reduction. Franklin Used Equipment Sales, Inc. Auction Service, 607-829-2600 • 6:00 PM: Syracuse, NY. NY Spring Color Breed Sale. Held in conjunction with the NY Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226,

Saturday, April 14 • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • Canton, NY. Machinery Dispersal for Mark Brown Farm. Case 1896 & Case JX80 (both 4WD) & full line. Willis Shattuck, Sales Manager & Auctioneer 315-347-3003 with H&L Auctions, Malone, NY. Ed Legacy 518-483-0800, Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787

• 8:00 AM: Beaver Mountain Farms, 1820 County Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. On the Farm of Don & Betty Duksa, 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128, 3721 • 4:00 PM: Syracuse, NY. New York Spring Holstein Sale. Held in conjunction with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226,

Wednesday, April 18 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-2965041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558

Friday, April 20 • Pennellville, NY. 2012 Twin Brook Farms Machinery & Equipment Auction to settle the estate of Eugene Blumer. Full line of farm machinery including John Deere & Case tractors, John Deere forage harvester plus harvest, tillage and barn equip. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449

Saturday, April 21 • Dekalb Junction, NY. 12th Annual Machinery & Equipment Consignment. Call for info or to consign. Willis Shattuck, Sales Manager & Auctioneer 315-347-3005 with H&L Auctions, Malone, NY. Ed Legacy 518-483-0800, Scott Hamilton 518-4838787 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Annual Spring Machinery Sale & Plant, Tree & Shrub Auction. Accepting consignments groups or single items. Consignments already coming in call today to get into advertising it will make a difference. Expecting a field full of quality farm equipment. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • Quarryville, PA. Wea-Land Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Landis Weaver & Family, Owners. Comanaged by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, • 8:25 AM: Newton, PA. Inventory Reduction. Farm tractors & equipment. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128, 3721 • 9:00 AM: Allegany Fairground, 15 North Main St., Angelica, NY. 22nd Annual Spring Extravaganza Auction. Call now to consign for advertising. 585-567-8844 or 585-261-8844 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 • 10:00 AM: Argyle Livestock Station, 8 McEachron Hill Rd., Argyle, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Franklin Used Equipment Sales Inc., Frank Walker Auctioneer 607-8295172

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HOLLINS, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 29. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 86; HY 1200-1600# 8889.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 84; 1200-2000# 85-87; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 64-74. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 96; 1500-2500# 87-97. LYNCHBURG, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 284. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 7689; 1200-1600# 78-89; HY 1200-1600# 90-96; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 6778; 1200-2000# 70-80; HY 1200-2000# 81-86; Lean 8590% lean 750-850# 5163.50; 850-1200# 58-71. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 89-97; 15002500# 83.50-97; HY 10001500# 98-101; 1500-2500# 98-107.50.

MARSHALL, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 80.50-83; HY 1200-1600# 84-87.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 70.2582.50; HY 1200-2000# 84.25-88.50; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 58.50-61. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 80-90; 15002500# 78.50; HY 15002500# 91. Cows Ret. to Farm: 87. M&L 1-2, 8-12 yrs. old 1150-1400# 1175-1685/hd, mostly 1250-1375/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 10. M&L 1-2, 6-10 yrs. old w/calves neworn to 175# 1200-1400# 1300-1650/pr. ROCKINGHAM, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 138. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 7985; 1200-1600# 77-90; HY 1200-1600# 91-99; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 6981; 1200-2000# 68-82; HY 1200-2000# 84-87; Lean 8590% lean 750-850# 73; 8501200# 60-72. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 89; 1500-2500# 90-94; HY 1500-2500# 97.50-107.50. Calves Ret. to Farm: 51. Hols. Steers/Bulls 70-100# 55-140/hd; 100-130# 227/cwt. STAUNTON, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: No report TRI-STATE, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 90. Slaughter Cows: Breaker


WED., APRIL 4, 2012 AND

WED., MAY 2, 2012 SALE TIME - 7:00 PM

Cattle weighed from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cattle will be graded and sold in uniform lots All cattle on our yard by 3:00 p.m. will be handled Requirements: Weight 300-1000 pounds Steers & Heifers of Beef Breeds Also accepting Bull calves 300-600 pounds Excellent Opportunity for Consignors & Buyers For Consignment Information contact Fredericksburg Livestock Exchange, Inc.

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75-80% lean 1200-1600# 87.50-90; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 70-77.50; 1200-2000# 76-85; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 5257; 850-1200# 60-67.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 106-111.50. WINCHESTER, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 134. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 7785.25; 1200-1600# 77-88; HY 1200-1600# 89-94; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 73.50-83; 1200-2000# 73.50-82; HY 1200-2000# 85-89.50; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 64.50-68.50; 8501200# 60-74.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 79.50-95; 15002500# 85.50-96.75; HY 1000-1500# 97.50-105.25; 1500-2500# 98.50-102.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 45. M 1, few M 2, bred 2-8 mos. 1048-1400# 875-1150/hd; M 2, few M 1, bred 2-7 mos. 810-995# 680-990/hf; M 1, bred 7 mos. 1600# 1450/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 17. M 1, few M 2, w/calves 100-200# 705-1230# 9751350/pr; M 1 w/400# calf 1035# 1550/pr. Calves Ret. to Farm: 10. Hols. Bulls 70-100# 110180/hd. WYTHE CO SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 124. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 90; 1200-1600# 75-85.50; HY 1200-1600# 86.50-87.50; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 73.50-81; 12002000# 72-78; HY 12002000# 87-92; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 61-71. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 97.50-103.50; HY 1500-2500# 107.50109.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 40. L 1, 7-9 yrs. old, bred 7-9 mos. 1220-1625# 1230-1400/hd; M&L 1, 8-12 yrs. old bred 46 mos. 1080-1200# 10001170/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 25. M&L 1-2, 6-10 yrs. old 150-250# calves 150-250# 1050-1150# 1540-1600/pr; M&L 2, 7-12 yrs. old w/150200# calves 900-1150# 1300-1380/pr.

AUCTIONS HAGERSTOWN, MD PIGS Pigs & Shoats (#): 150210# 62-68. Butcher Hogs: No. 1-3 250-290# 70-76. Boars: Stock 264# at 45. NC SOWS: 300-399# 5258.29; 400-449# 52-59.04; 450-499# 53-62.29; 500549# 53-64.29; 550# & up 59.91-65.29. FREDERICKSBURG, VA HOGS: No report. HOLLINS, VA HOGS: No report. MARSHALL, VA HOGS: No report. N VA HOGS: 26. Barrows & Gilts: US 1-3 270-300# 62. ROCKINGHAM, VA HOGS: No report. S VA HOGS: No report. STAUNTON, VA HOGS: 26. Barrows & Gilts: US 1-3 270-300# 62. WINCHESTER, VA HOGS: No report. WYTHE CO, VA HOGS: No report. LAMB & GOAT MARKET N VA SHEEP: 36. Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled, Ch & Pr 1-2 90-110# 180; Wooled, Ch & Pr 3-4 130-160# 170; Wooled, Gd & few Ch 1-2 30-60# 185; 60-90# 150220. Slaughter Rams/Ewes: Ewes Ch 2-4 79; Gd 2-4 106; Util 1-3 72-97; Rams all grades 75-104. HAGERSTOWN, MD LAMBS: No Report. HAGERSTOWN, MD GOATS: No Report.



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WINCHESTER, VA SHEEP: 17. Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled, Gd & Ch 13 30-60# 225-235; Wooled, Ch Pr 3-4 110-130# 180; Wooled, Gd & few Ch 1-2 60-90# 180; 90-110# 180. Rams/Ewes: Gd 2-4 8895. WINCHESTER, VA GOATS: 47. Kids: Sel 1-2 20-40# 240; 40-60# 210-245; 60-80# 192. Bucks: Sel 1-2 50-70# 118; 70-110# 95-130; 100150# 139; 150-250# 121. Slaughter Does: Sel 1-2 50-70# 131-140; 70-100# 120-182; 100-150# 107. WYTHE CO SHEEP: No report. WYTHE CO GOATS: No report. CASH GRAIN MARKET NC GRAIN US 2 Yellow Corn was 5 6¢ lower. Prices were 6.827.12, mostly 6.82-6.97 at the feed mills and 6.57-6.92, mostly 6.92 at the elevators. US 1 Yellow Soybeans were 10¢ higher. Prices were 13.90 at the processors, 12.43-13.65 at the feed mills and 13.25-13.55, mostly 13.45 at the elevators. US 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat was 7¢ lower. Prices were 6.56 at the elevators. Soybean Meal (f.o.b.) at the processing plants was 392.80/ton for 48% protein. Feed Mills: Bladenboro 6.95, -----, ----; Candor ----, ----, ----; Cofield 6.82, 13.65, ----; Laurinburg 6.95, -----, ---; Monroe 7.07, -----, ----; Nashville 7.02, -----, ----; Roaring River 7.12, -----, ---; Rose Hill 6.95, -----, ----; Selma ----, 12.43, 6.41; Statesville 6.92, -----, 7.36; Warsaw 6.95, -----, ----; Pantego #2 6.97, -----, 6.36. Elevators: Bladenboro 6.95, -----, ----; Candor ----, ----, ----; Cofield 6.82, 13.65, ----; Laurinburg 6.95, -----, ---; Monroe 7.07, -----, ----; Nashville 7.02, -----, ----; Roaring River 7.12, -----, ---; Rose Hill 6.95, -----, ----; Selma ----, 12.43, 6.41; Statesville 6.92, -----, 7.36; Warsaw 6.95, -----, ----; Pantego #2 6.97, -----, 6.36. Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 13.90; Raleigh, 13.90.


SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 15 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 1200-1600# 86.50-90.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 61.5076.50; 1200-2000# 6977.25; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 40.50-56.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 71; 1500-2500# 71-93.50. Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1100-1300# 129-129.75; 1300-1500# 127.25-134; 1500-1850# 123.75-131.75; Sel 2-3 1300-1500# 123123.50; 1500-1850# 90.50. Slaughter Heifers: 10001200# 106-125, mostly 125; 1200-1400# 125-134.50; 1400-1600# 133.75.


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POULTRY REPORT NC BROILERS & FRYERS The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in NC is 2,317,000 head compared to 2,000,000 head last Wednesday. NC EGGS The market is steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: XL 132.02, L 129.69, M 103.95 & S 78. NY EGGS

Prices are of M & Larger sizes are 4¢ higher. Offerings are light to moderate. Retail demand contines light. Distributive demand is moderate to good. Market activity is moderate to active. Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade A & Grade A white eggs in ctns, delivered to store door, cents per dz. XL 125-129, L 123-127, M 99103. FARMERS MARKET NC STATE FARMERS MARKET Beans, Green (25# bx) 30; Beets (25# bg) 17.65; Cabbage (50# crate) Pointed Head & Round 12; Greens (bu ctn) Collards 9, Turnips 12-13.25; Spinach (25# bx) 18; Peanuts (35# bg) Green 35; Sweet Potatoes (40# bx) 14-21.75. Wholesale Dealer Price: Apples (traypack ctn 100 count) WA Red Delicious (traypack ctn) 32.95-33.15, WA Golden Delicious (traypack ctn) 33-34.50, Granny Smith WA (traypack ctn) 34-

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White size A 14.50-20.75; Russet, ID 20.50-24.65; Radishes (30 6 oz film bgs) Red 12.95-15; Plums, Red (28# ctn) 24; Squash, Yellow crooked neck (3/4 bu ctn) 20.75-22.95, Zucchini (1/2 bu ctn) 17-18; Strawberries, CA (flat 8 1-qt conts) 21.4526.45; Sweet Potatoes, Orange (40# ctn) 16-20.05, White (40# ctn) 20-20.75; Tomatoes, vine ripened XL (25# ctn) 18-20.15; Tomatoes, Cherry (flat 12 1-pt conts) 18.25-21; Romas (25# ctn) 16-21, Grape (flat 12 1pt conts) 16-19.50; Turnips (25# film bg) Topped 11.5515. WESTERN NC FARMERS’ MARKET Apples (traypack ctn) Red Delicious 20-30.75, Golden Delicious 20-30, Granny Smith 30; (bu loose pack) Red & Golden Delicious, Stayman, Romes, 16-20; Bananas (40# bx) 20-20.50; Beans (bu) Halfrunners 34.50, Snaps 16.75-18; Broccoli (ctn) 15-15.75; Cabbage (50# bg) 9-10; Cantaloupes (ctn 9-12

count) 17.25-18; Cauliflower (ctn) 20-21; Citrus: Grapefruit 14.50-18, Navels 2022.50, Oranges 16.50-20; Lemons (ctns 95 count) 2626.50, (165 count) 26.50-32; Corn (crate) Bi-Color 1617.75; Cucumbers (1-1/9 bu) Long Green 16.50-17, Picklers (1-1/9 bu crate) 29.50-30; Grapes (18# ctn) Red & White Seedless 2832; Lettuce (ctn) Iceburg 15.25-17; Nuts (50# sack) Mixed 60; Onions (50# bg) Yellow Jumbo 10-12; Onion Sets (32# bg) Yellow, White & Red 23-25; Bell Pepper (11/9 bu ctn) L & XL 15-20; Potatoes, Irish (50# bg) 17.75-24, Russet 16-23; Seed Potatoes (50# bg) Kennebec, Yukon Gold & Red Pontiac 16-19.50; Squash (3/4 bu) #1 Yellow Crookneck 23-25, (1/2 bu) Zucchini #1 16-18; Strawberries (flat 8 1#) FL 10.7512; Sweet Potatoes (40# bx) Red or Orange #2 12-16; Tomatoes (25# bx) XL & Larger 16-18; Turnips (25# sack) 13. MARKET

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay while preserving agriculture and local economies by Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Tim Holden Farming is a tough business — no one can deny that. Regardless of whether you run a large scale operation or a small family farm, many in the agriculture community have felt the impact of tightening federal regulations. Farmers and producers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are no different. With new environmental regulations looming overhead, there is much uncertainty for those who call the watershed home. The Chesapeake Bay watershed stretches across portions of six states — New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia — as well as the District of Columbia. Home to more than 17 million people, the watershed includes all types of land uses, from intensely urban areas to rural farmland. The Bay is a cherished part of our American heritage and certainly worthy of our attention and concern. Whether you live in the Susquehanna River Valley of Pennsylvania or the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, everyone has a role to play in restoring and protecting this valuable natural resource. The goal of all involved is the same: the continued health and vitality of the Bay. However, the methods proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reach this goal would limit economic growth and unfairly over-regulate local agriculture producers and economies. The EPA’s Total Maximum Daily

Load (TMDL), which sets the limit on the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment discharged into the Chesapeake Bay and each of its tributaries by different types of sources, has far-reaching impacts on all of those who live, work, and farm in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue or rural vs. urban. In addition to the agriculture community, local and state governments, homebuilders, and businesses would be impacted by the EPA’s regulations. It has the potential to cost localities millions to comply while adding significant compliance costs for producers already hard-hit in this economy. Fixing this problem requires a truly integrated and flexible approach that is economically achievable. Last week, we introduced the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act (H.R. 4153). This bipartisan legislation addresses water quality concerns and provides agriculture producers the tools and certainty they need to implement conservation practices on their land. H.R. 4153 gives all sectors the flexibility to meet their regulatory requirements, while ensuring the strength and vitality of local economies. Instead of overregulation and intrusion into the lives and livelihoods of those who choose to make the Bay watershed their home, our legislation allows states and communities more flexibility and sets up programs to

give farmers, homebuilders, and localities new ways to meet their water quality goals. This includes preserving current intrastate nutrient trading programs that many Bay states already have in place, while also creating a voluntary interstate nutrient trading program. Additionally, H.R. 4153 creates a voluntary assurance program for farmers. Under this bill, farmers would be deemed fully in compliance with their water quality requirements as long as they have undertaken appropriate conservation activities to comply with state and federal water quality standards. H.R. 4153 makes sure that federal agencies are using common sense when regulating water quality goals for localities. Our legislation requires the regulators to take into account the availability, cost, effectiveness, and appropriateness of practices, techniques, or methods in meeting water quality goals. This will ensure that localities are not being mandated to achieve a goal when the technology to do so does not currently exist. The bill also calls for more oversight of the Chesapeake Bay Program and a review of the EPA’s Bay Model. America’s farmers have long been some of the most responsible and proactive environmental stewards, and, rightfully so, the people who call the Chesapeake Bay watershed home are the ones who are the most concerned about protecting and restoring this natural resource. Producers need

to be assured that by doing what is required of them, they are actually improving water quality and wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay and not opening themselves up to unnecessary penalties and economic burdens. We can restore the Bay while also maintaining the economic livelihood of communities in the watershed. The Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act is the way we can do both. Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Tim Holden (D-PA) introduced the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act (H.R. 4153) on March 7, 2012. Both serve on the House Committee on Agriculture.

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Large strong production dairy operation in central New York looking for experienced, hands on dairy cattle professionals. Demonstrated dairy nutrition, herd health skills, education, people skills and analytical ability. Responsible for improving herd performance by adjusting protocols’ along with setting, communicating and reaching goals with fellow herdsmen, milkers, feeders, nutritionist, and facility personnel. We are competitive on salary and benefits, along with offering a rewarding work environment, a stable schedule, while living in an area offering exceptional quality of life opportunity.

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ORGANIC DAIRY FARM/ CREAMERY, 318 acres. 8 miles from Cooperstown,NY. Two 3 bedroom homes, 100 cow freestall, Double 6 milking parlor. Many outbuilding for young stock, hay & equipment. New cheese room, aging facility & solar electric system. 200 acres fenced for grazing. $998,500. 607-2869362




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MAR 28 Using Smart Phones and Tablet Computers in Direct Marketing Silk Hope,NC. 7 pm. On Internet at http:// chatham. farms/workshops.html MAR 28-29 National Manure Management Conference Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, NY. Optional farm system tours on March 27. The

conference agenda is posted online at www.ansci. manure/agenda.html Register online at agstar/news-events/events/ conference12_reg.html.. APR 11-12 Cage Aquaculture Forum VSU’s Cooperative Extension Pavilion, River Rd., Ettrick. Special program features include a site visit to a local farm where fish are being raised in cages, and a caged trout farm pond demonstration. Since space is limited, interested persons are strongly encouraged to register before or by April 2. Contact Debra B. Jones, 804524-5496 or e-mail dbjones APR 27 MDA to Conduct Training Workshops for On Farm Poultry & Rabbit Processing Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Boonsboro, MD. 9 am - 4 pm. Registration check in begins at 8:30 am. The training fee is $20 which includes lunch and materials. To download a copy of the registration form, visit poultryrabbitwkshp.pdf. Workshop participants will learn to recognize diseases of public health concern, take basic bio-security measures, write and implement basic Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures, develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans and properly dispose of offal and waste water. To become certified for off farm sales, producers must: • Complete the training; • Pass a brief test at the training; • Submit an application for certification along with a $75 annual fee; and • Be inspected by MDA. Note: MDA inspectors will conduct an inspection at least once per year to verify that producers are following food safety requirements. Space is limited, so register early. Contact Sherry Weygant, 410-841-5769 or e-mail MAY 4-6 Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival Halifax County Fairgrounds, Hwy 360-E, South Boston, VA. Call 434-572-6879 or email or On Internet at www.halifax OCT 24-27 National FFA Convention & Expo Indianapolis, IN. On Internet at


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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced recently that it is working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) again to conduct a statewide survey to determine the extent of areas infested with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This is the fourth consecutive year for the EAB survey.


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FORAGE EQUIPMENT Gehl 1075 Pull Type w/Corn Head & Hay Head . . . .$13,200 (M)

SEEDING EQUIPMENT (2) JD 1590 15’ Drills, both 2008 yr model, Grass, 2pt Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Choice $31,900 (H) SKID STEERS CALL L FOR R ADDITIONAL L NH L185 SS Foot control, 6850 hrs, cab, heat, a/c . .$18,500 (CH) INFORMATION N ON N INCOMING JD 960 Backhoe for SS Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,400 (M) E EQUIPMENT FORAGE JD 260 SS Loader, Series 2, 2 Sp., Foot Control, 1400 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,100 $17,900 (M) HAY EQUIPMENT TRACTORS JD 435 round baler, twine, net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 (CH) JD 4455 cab, 4wd, duals, powershift . . . . . . . . . . .$43,900 (M) JD 457SS round baler, twine tie only . . . . . . . . .$12,900 (CH) JD 4050 cab, 2wd, quad range . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,900 (M) JD 458 Silage Special round baler, net, string, . . . . . .$23,900 (M) JD 7930 4WD, IVT, cab, 4 SCV’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .$144,900 (M) JD 467 Round Baler, 540 PTO, 4x6 Bales, No Surface Wrap . . . . . MISC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,900 $13,900 (M) JD 521 NSL loader to fit 5000 Series tractors . .Just Arrived (M) JD 558 round baler, net wrap, ramps, megawide. .$23,900 $22,900 (H) JD 37A Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$299 (M) JD 926 MoCo, 9’9” cut, impeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coming In (M) *NEW* Sno-Way 90” snowplow, JD 500 series loader mounts$2,950 (M) JD 4990 Windrower with 990-14.5 head, impeller . . .Coming In (M) Polaris 6x6 utility vehicle, roof, 350 Hrs., sharp! . . . .$6,900 (CH) FR DM1140 disk mower, 5’ cut, 3pt hitch . .$5,200 $4,400 (H) NI 483 round baler, twine tie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 (H) BARGAIN LIST SEEDING EQUIPMENT All Sold “AS IS” JD 1770NT 12 row, front fold planter . . . . . . . .Coming In (H) 4-N-1 Bucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000 $1,800 JD 1990 30ft air seeder w/central tank fill . . . . .Coming In (M) JD 1209 Sickle bar mower conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,900 (CH)




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As part of the 2012 EAB survey efforts, USDA has again contracted with Delta-21 Resources Inc. to install approximately 2,300 traps throughout portions of central, southern and western Virginia. The traps are easy to identify. They are purple in color, triangular in shape and measure 14" wide by 24" long. The traps are baited with natural plant oil attractant and covered with a non-toxic glue to catch the EAB. The traps are especially useful for revealing new infestations that would otherwise remain undetected. The EAB larvae kill ash trees by feeding on the inner bark and disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. EAB was introduced accidentally into the United States, most likely in wood packing materials coming from Asia, and was first detected in Michigan in 2002. The first EAB detection in Virginia occurred in Fairfax County in 2003, at an elementary school where infected ash trees originating from a nursery in Michigan had been planted. To prevent the spread of EAB, all ash trees within a half mile radius of the school were cut and chipped. Over the next few years, surveys for EAB were negative suggesting that the infestation had been contained and effectively eradicated. Unfortunately, EAB was detected again at multiple sites in Fairfax County in 2008. This resulted in the establishment of a quarantine for 10 northern Virginia counties and independent cities, including the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. The quarantine was expanded in 2010 due to additional EAB detections and now also includes Frederick and Clarke counties and the city of Winchester. The quarantine restricts the move-

ment of articles capable of transporting EAB from quarantined localities to non-quarantined localities in an effort to slow the spread of this destructive beetle. The regulated articles, which include ash trees, green (non-heat treated) ash lumber and ash wood products, as well as hardwood firewood, pose a significant risk of transporting EAB. Along with the trapping program, VDACS and USDA have been urging campers not to move firewood but to buy it at the camp site. Movement of firewood is a known factor in the artificial spread of EAB and other insects and diseases such as Asian Longhorned Beetle, Gypsy Moth and Thousand Cankers Disease. In 2011, Delta-21 surveyors placed 5,500 traps around the state. There were no positive traps found, indicating that the quarantine may have helped slow the spread of the borer. The survey is continuing in 2012 in an effort to detect new infestations. VDACS Commissioner Matthew J. Lohr explained the reasons for continuing the EAB survey, which will begin April 1 and will run through September, “Although we hope the spread of this highly destructive pest has been contained, we cannot afford to let down our guard. The damage caused by this invasive insect can mean the loss of millions of dollars for homeowners, landowners and our nursery and forest products industries. It is extremely important to track the movement of EAB in order to help slow its spread and to work with localities to help them make informed pest management decisions.” Find additional information about the EAB at fo/. Additional information regarding specific trap locations can be obtained by calling Delta21 Resources Inc. at 877-207-9406.


Trapping program helps track movement of Emerald Ash Borer


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GROWER W and fruit growers, and nurseries in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northwest market areas. Reach your target audience with this monthly publication that is by far the number one media for these industries.

Is our newest publication. Started in 2011 to serve an important and growing segment of horticulture, this newspaper is targeted at businesses active in commercial scale growing and winemaking in the United States. In addition to a six times a year mailing, a searchable version is available to our online readers. WASTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT NEWS, since 1992, serving asphalt/concrete recyclers, composting facilities, construction demolition companies, wood waste recyclers and scrap metal recyclers with 2 monthly editions that cover the entire United States. NORTH AMERICAN QUARRY NEWS since 1998, serving the quarry, sand & gravel, hot mix asphalt and ready mix concrete industries with one national edition. This is the fastest growing publication for these markets.

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Lee Publications produces trade shows, both regionally and nationally for each of the markets listed above. Go to our website at for more information or call 800-218-5586.


We specialize in short run (5,000-100,000) copies) web offset printing. Tabloid style print jobs like this publication are available in increments of 4 pages in black & white or full color. Complete mailing sources are available as well as insertions in any of our publications


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Country Folks Mid-Atlantic 3.26.12  

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Country Folks Mid-Atlantic 3.26.12  

Country Folks Mid-Atlantic March 26, 2012