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Apple Valley Creamery delivers ~ Page 2 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. ~ Psalm 96:11-12

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Apple Valley Creamery delivers by Sally Colby hen people reminisce about the way life used to be, one topic that often comes up is doorto-door milk delivery. Although most dairy processing companies stopped home delivery years ago, some dairy farmers are finding that on-farm bottling is a valueadded venture worth developing. David Stoner is one dairyman who decided to work toward adding value to his product rather than adding cows to the herd. Stoner’s great-grandfather purchased the family’s East Berlin, PA farm in 1928, and David grew up there. About four years after taking over the farm, Stoner began to pursue his dream of value-added retail so that the farm could remain the same size. “In 2005, Don Everett and I formed Apple Valley Creamery,” said Stoner. “We were milking about 60 or 70 cows.” Stoner says the current milking herd includes 80 cows, but he’d like to add up to 20 more. The first major project for Apple Valley Creamery was the construction of a 60-cow freestall barn. At the same time, Stoner gutted the old tie-stall barn and converted it to what is now the creamery and retail store. Stoner plans to construct a bedded pack barn that will house additional cows, dry cows and heifers. Everett says day-to-day work on the farm is different than what he envisioned when he and Stoner first talked about creating a creamery. “I thought I’d be doing a lot more farming and that we’d be processing one day a week,” he said. “But there’s such a huge investment in starting a creamery — you can’t make that much of a capital improvement and then only operate the plant one day a week and be sustainable.” Everett says business at the farm store grew quickly in the first year, then hit a plateau. “You can only draw so many people to a store that’s out in the country. That’s when we started home delivery.” Sales options for creamery products included having a large farm store, which would work well near populated areas; selling at farmers markets, which didn’t appeal to them; or home delivery. Although the men had considered home delivery from the start and had some idea of what the project would


entail, they say the man who helped them set up the plant used the terminology, ‘extending the retail dollar.’ “Home delivery works well for this location,” said Everett. “We’re out in the country where people support farmers and agriculture, yet within a half hour drive, we can be in York, Hanover or Carlisle.” Home-delivery is very labor-intensive, which meant Everett and Stoner had to consider trucking and truck maintenance, hiring drivers and figuring out delivery routes. Since the start-up of the creamery, every major piece of equipment in the plant has been upgraded. Apple Valley Creamery has about 500 active accounts, and makes about 300 home deliveries each week. Customers use the farm’s interactive website to order products for home delivery, and routes are determined with the help of routing software. Stoner says when they first started to develop the creamery, many people assumed that Apple Valley was going to be a raw milk dairy. Before work was complete, people stopped in to find out if raw milk would be available. Although selling raw milk wasn’t part of their original plan, Stoner and Everett decided to obtain the necessary permits and testing so they could meet the growing demand for that product. Stoner says bacteria standards are same as for raw and pasteurized milk, and believes that maintaining a low bacteria count improves the quality of their processed products. When the creamery first opened, raw milk had a higher price tag because of higher fixed costs to produce it, but sales volume had increased sufficiently to allow the same price for raw and pasteurized milk. Raw milk is the fastest growing sector of Apple Valley products, and accounts for about 20 percent of total sales. Raw milk has a 12-day shelf life and is available at several retail outlets including a local health food store, several farmers markets and some independent markets. The men compare today’s home delivery to what it was about 40-50 years ago. Everett says delivery drivers must have a clean driving record and be strong enough to carry milk crates that weigh 42 pounds when they’re full. “Back then, you could find someone who made a career being a home

delivery person,” he said. “They would know every stop, know what that customer would get, and they’d have a personal relationship with their customers. It’s hard to find people who want to do that now. We want them to be sociable, but the really sociable people don’t want to drive around all day in a truck by themselves and only see three customers. It’s important to develop those relationships, but it’s also important to make good time — most of our full routes have about 50 stops.” In addition to a variety of milk products, including flavored milk, the Apple Valley farm store also stocks a selection of cheeses made on the premises by Caputo Brothers Creamery, an independent company that purchases milk from Apple Valley for cheesemaking. “They use our facilities to process it,” said Everett. “We sell milk to them, they make cheese here and we buy it back.” Everett says he gets calls from dairy farmers throughout the northeast who are interested in starting a bottling plant and home delivery. “I tell them, figure out your market, and don’t fight what you have. See what you have, and make that work for you — not against you.” Visit Apple Valley Creamery on line at

Don Everett, left, and David Stoner check cows in the freestall barn constructed when they formed Apple Valley Creamery.

All of the milk processing equipment at Apple Valley Creamery has been updated since the start of the operation in 2005. Photos by Sally Colby

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Pesticides as a potential danger by Stephen Wagner hough retired, Penn State Extension Specialist Tom McCarty is still the go-to guy for solving water problems involving pesticides and other potentially dangerous potables. A case in point, chronicled by a Penn State magazine, showed how McCarty successfully solved the plight of a woman who was being plagued by an unknown malady. This Harrisburg, PA, woman had been experiencing nausea, diarrhea and skin rashes for three years. No one could determine what was causing her ailment; best guesses indicated some sort of possible allergy. Consequently the remedy, in light of that non-professional diagnosis, was to try to purge the house of possible toxins by getting rid of plastics, clothing made with synthetic fabrics, chemical cleaners, and furniture with formaldehyde. Air filters had even been added to the house but none of those steps were of any avail. It took the victim’s dogs getting sick to make her wonder about the property’s water supply. As an alternative, she started using bottled water, a measure that seemed to afford a measure of relief. When the water was tested, the lab told her that the water had an e-coli count 16 times greater than what the Environmental Protection Agency considered unsafe. Furthermore, a total coliform count registered more than 200 times EPA standards. From there, Dottie Johns, the victim, was at odds about where to turn. An online web search directed her to the PSU extension website about drinking water, and Johns phoned Tom McCarty. McCarty met with her and


explained exactly what the test results were saying. As a result, he recommended installation of a monitoring device that employs ultra-violet radiation to kill bacteria at the primary water line before it travels to the rest of the dwelling’s plumbing. The plumbing was also flushed with a bottle of chlorine to destroy any lingering bacteria. McCarty was the kick-off speaker at a pesticide forum held in Lancaster at the beginning of March. He discussed water quality and pesticide issues. The sessions, which ran all day, were primarily for those interested in pesticide certifications and the subjects under discussion offered credits. Related topics included Transporting Chemicals, and Spill Response and Clean Up. “We get good at measuring stuff,” said McCarty. “We used to pride ourselves with being able to measure parts per million. Then, parts per billion. Now, parts per trillion. If you keep going on down, you are liable to detect things that you weren’t able to detect earlier. The fact that we can find stuff isn’t necessarily a bad thing.” Then McCarty got into the nitty-gritty of the topic by asking for a show of hands by anyone who had ever spilled anything. “Let’s make it more interesting,” he said. “How far from your well is it safe to spill a jug of herbicide?” An allinclusive answer can be found at Penn State’s Ag Communications and Marketing offices. Four years ago, Winand Hock, professor emeritus of Plant Pathology, and Eric Lorenz, senior extension associate, Pesticide Education Program, authored a paper titled ‘How to Handle Chemical Spills.’ It advocates that, “The suggested guide-

lines in the event of a hazardous chemical spill are included under the ‘Three C’ program: Control the spill, Contain the spill, and Clean up the spill.” “Act quickly,” the communiqué says when talking about Spill Control. “The sooner the spill is controlled the less damage it can cause. Immediate steps should be taken to control the flow of the material being spilled, regardless of the source. If a one-gallon can on a storage shelf has rusted through and is leaking, a sprayer has tipped over, or a hazardous chemical is leaking from a damaged tank truck, do everything possible to stop the leak or spill at once…However, stopping larger leaks or spills may not be so simple. If the spill is large or dangerous, have someone get help. Do not leave the site unattended. “…At the same time the leak is being controlled,” the advisory continues, “contain the spilled material in as small an area as possible and keep it from spreading. In some situations, a shovel or power equipment may be needed to construct a dam. Liquid spills can be further contained by spreading absorbent materials such as fine sand, vermiculite, clay, or pet litter over the entire spill. However, a word of caution is needed here. Avoid using sawdust or sweeping compounds if the material is a strong oxidizer (check the label or MSDS) because such a combination presents a possible fire hazard. “…The only effective way to decontaminate soil saturated with a hazardous chemical is to remove the top 2 to 3 inches of soil. This contaminated soil must be disposed of at a proper disposal site. The

Tom McCarty: “Is anybody testing ground water?” Photo by Stephen Wagner

decontaminated area should be covered with at least 2 inches of lime and then topped with fresh topsoil.” McCarty then asked a hypothetical question: “Isn’t contamination merely theoretical? We don’t really have to worry about it?” By that he means that if you believe certain theories, such as soil being low porosity and unable to contain outlandish chemical components, spills are likely to be minimal dangers. “Small pores,” in other words, “don’t necessarily have a lot of materials in them, and it holds them well, and it has all

summer to decay. So if you have something with a reasonable half life, pesticides won’t be transported through or into ground water. You could say pesticides never move through the soil. We didn’t see that,” said McCarty. “We did see that there were some conditions where they may move in small quantities.” Returning to his original question about a herbicide spill near a well, McCarty then asked “Hasn’t anybody ever tested the groundwater to find if herbicides are present?” Stay tuned!

Women farmers empowered by Annie’s Project by William McNutt Annie’s Project was founded 10 years ago by Ruth Hambleton, the daughter of Annette Fleck, in whose honor the project of educating and enabling women to become farm managers, is named. Hambleton retired from a 30 year career as extension educator at the University of Illinois in Farm Management and Marketing. She started Annie’s Project in 2003, after a lifetime career observing the needs of farm women for information

and education. In this 10th anniversary year, a national goal of starting 10 new course work projects in each state has been set. Annie herself was a very successful farm manager who grew up on a small town in Northern Illinois, graduated from teachers college and taught first and second grade before her goal of marrying a farmer became a reality. She then moved into a house containing three generations devoted to a low profit agricultural enterprise, with

varying pressures from the family with varying opinions about achieving a profitable business. Annie gradually emerged as the leader while raising four children. She kept the records that helped point out mistakes, as well as how to become profitable. She kept both the farm business and the family on an even keel, while maintaining a happy family life. Big decisions that could be made based on her meticulous record keeping supported needed changes and resulted

in changing long running but not too profitable farming practices. With considerable disapproval from her extended family, she sent her husband off farm to work while she milked the cows and kept an egg route in Chicago. Her record keeping began pointing the way to moving out of dairying and poultry, then renting the remaining farm operations to better equipped and bigger farmers. She paid her share of expenses and did the marketing for corn

and soybeans, becoming wealthy in the process, though never evading criticism. Project classes concentrate on such matters as risk management, financial records, estate planning and marketing among many others, encouraging participants to make changes on the basis of what they have learned. During six weeks of intensive three-hour sessions, these and many other subjects are covered by

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extension experts. More women are involved in agriculture in managerial roles than ever before — 7,000 women in 22 states have completed Annie’s Project training coursework since 2003. Five years later, 20 workshops had been completed, with half that number to be added for the anniversary year. Many graduates say the main benefit they received came from retaining the camaraderie of learning together, plus helping and mentoring when needed. Like Annie in her day, many workshop graduates have helped improve the profit picture by changing or modernizing the enterprise. With the national trend toward local foods and direct marketing, new opportunities for growers of specialty

vegetables and small fruits has taken on a new lease. But the possibility of expanded income brings increased risk, one result has been expanded emphasis on food safety for this type of unprocessed food product going directly from grower to consumer. Extension educators develop the six week curriculum, usually in conjunction with a local committee that often includes previous class attendees. Resource personnel are secured from state and local extension educators, such as local bankers, insurance and real estate experts, plus leading farmers in the community who have developed a successful enterprise, and also have the ability to lead an educational forum type session. Regional

Cover photo by Sally Colby David Stoner, co-owner of Apple Valley Creamery, with glass milk bottles ready for filling.

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Many graduates say the main benefit they receive from Annie’s Project came from retaining the camaraderie of learning together, plus helping and mentoring when needed. Photo courtesy of Ohio State University

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ty crops, who stress not only production and management techniques, but the ever increasing need for knowledge about commodity markets for agronomic crops, plus expanding fresh market direct sales at auctions, municipal marketing loca-

tions and through community supported agriculture, with food safety sessions now added to an already crowded curriculum. If interested in knowing more about Annie’s Project, contact your local extension agent for details.

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by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant “Black” sheep of the Brassicaceae family Come spring, the first broadleaf weeds to compete with meadows, pastures, and lawns are dandelions. The second weed which provides much more yellow than what crop people care to see in their meadows is yellow rocket. This weed is a rosette-forming winter annual that is usually associated with bare, disturbed soil, or new establishments, preferring nutrient-rich, mediumtextured soils. According to Charles Walters’ Weed Control Without Poisons, a rosette is a cluster of spreading basal leaves, as in the over-wintering stage of certain panicums. Yellow rocket foliage has a distinct pattern that develops on mature leaves: the margins of the leaves vary between straight-edged and wavy. Yellow rocket


can be a winter annual, biennial, or even a perennial in rare cases. The leaves are dark green and glossy. Unlike many annual weeds, yellow rocket can tolerate routine mowing. Flowers are most often formed in the spring on yellow, broccoli-like stalks. The heart-shaped terminal lobe distinguishes yellow rocket from shepherds purse and other members of the group. A publication by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, explains more about this weed, scientific name Barberea vulgaris. Yellow rocket is in the family Brassicaceae, like mustards, radishes, and cabbages. Mustards (even the wild kind) and cabbages are in the genus Brassica, along with turnips, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, and…

my favorite… rutabaga. Yellow rocket can usually be controlled with routine maintenance practices that encourage the development of sod. This should be sufficient to limit the presence of B. vulgaris to the first year. As with other annuals, the plant will not persist after flowering. In my own experience, yellow rocket is much more persistent in second year alfalfa stands or mixed hay stands. The year of seeding, wild mustard is the species much more likely to yellow the landscape, once soils warm up. Wild mustard, scientific name Brassica kaber, is usually associated with a field planted to small grain. Most grain crops follow crops that left a lot of stubble during the preceding year, usually corn or soybean. Frequently such fields are not worked in the

these leaves do appear rocket-shaped (at least the way rockets looked in the early days or our space program). The four-petaled, bright lemon-yellow, racemes form at the end of each branch. Walters said that yellow rocket is a NorthAmerican native and can be found in new meadows, along roadsides, and in fields. He stressed that high levels of potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, sulfate, copper, zinc, boron, chloride, and selenium guarantee an environment which make yellow rocket feel at home. Yellow rocket can be killed chemically like most broadleaves. But if the soil conditions favoring this weed remain the same, before too long, seeds will germinate and bring to life another generation of B. vulgaris. Practically speaking, the best way to bid yellow rocket farewell is to give the stand in question a good dose of the items which this weed really detests. Note: in the above list of elements, calcium and phosphorus are conspicuously absent. Giving a rocket-infested field ag

limestone and your favorite form of phosphorus will take the wind out of Barberea’s sails. Once, upon examining a canola field, I checked out some yellow flowers which weren’t quite like the desired crop. I thought they might be mustard, which is related to canola; these last two items belong to Brassica genus. Barberia is smooth, but both canola and mustard can be either smooth or hairy. Brassica genus foliage tastes radishy… not bad. I plucked a leaf off the plant I was examining, and chewed it vary briefly. It was quite bitter, definitely not radishy… thus ruling out mustard and canola… and its place on my tongue. It’s quite rare that mustard and rocket are seen next to each other, just because they seem to be invited by totally different soil conditions. But occasionally the topsoil chemistry ends up between what the two different weeds would like. As a result of this sort of hybrid soil, Bras-

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fall; usually the stubble is mulched during the spring when fields are cold. An accumulation of trash that winters on top of the soil encourages slime mold production, which makes the soil sour and waterlogged. And this situation can invite certain Fusarium molds. If these undesirable molds take over, they in turn set into motion processes which encourage the germination of mustard, wild radish, and similar weeds. This whole process can be largely avoided by incorporating the stover as soon as possible after harvest in the fall. Slime mold is not likely to take hold, if the decay system is functioning properly. Back to yellow rocket, from Walters’ text we also learn that this weed produces a taproot, as well as numerous stems from a crown which can grow tall, branched near the top, smooth, angular, or ridged. The leaves are long, pinnately divided, with bottom leaves consisting of a large terminal lobe. These lobes form a dense rosette, with the stem becoming progressively shorter. To me

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Save labor with automation ~ feed more, work less by Ben Smink, Lely Farm Management / T4C Support Continuous availability of fresh feed increases dry matter intake, encourages milk production and improves animal health. Labor is oftentimes a limiting factor in making fresh feed available to cows around-theclock. Thanks to new technology, this problem is a thing of the past. Dan Schultz wanted feed pushed in a timely fashion on his Taylor, WI, farm without anyone having to be in the barn. What may have seemed

impossible to some, Dan knew there had to be a solution to the common struggle of breaking up the workday to push feed with a skid steer or tractor. It’s always good to have feed in front of the cows, the trouble is getting workers to actually do it. “Pushing feed was never handy because you always had to go get something,” said Dan. “You could waste 10-15 minutes just getting things ready.” Aside from the time spent, the physical expense of pushing feed multiple times a day

begins to add up fast. Having installed eight robotic milkers on his farm in August 2009, Dan was well-acquainted with the concept of automation and looked into purchasing an automatic feed pusher for his 560 cow herd. One year later, the Lely Juno, a battery-powered automatic feed pusher, became a permanent fixture on his operation. Constant feed with less labor With its 24-hour operation, the Juno pushes as often as Dan likes, is totally automated and travels the feed alley based on pre-determined routings. Programmed to run eight times each day, the automatic feed pusher is crucial when it comes to labor savings. Assuming each “push” is worth five dollars in labor, Dan saves $40 per day, or $14,600 per year, in labor. Based on eight 10-minute feed rounds each day, the automatic feed pusher saves Dan at least 486 hours, or

60 eight-hour working days a year. Dan aptly named his Juno “Rosie” for its resemblance to Rosie’s spinning skirt on the Jetsons. Much like Rosie did for her family, the Juno kick starts the day for his herd. Dan programmed Rosie to take different routes at night to keep feed closer to the bunk for cows to reach and to help keep mangers cleaner in the mornings. “A cow wants to eat the most first thing in the morning,” Dan said. “Fresh feed is right there waiting for them now because Rosie is constantly pushing.” Increased feed intake and cow traffic Constant availability of feed stimulates cow traffic to the milk robots and increases dry matter intake (+3.5%), especially at night, resulting in less waste feed. Cows are given no opportunity to be selective since an equal quantity of roughage is

available day and night. “Timid animals can quickly become costly if they can’t access feed,” said Dan. “Every pound of dry matter is worth two to three pounds of milk. The numbers start to mean a lot in a hurry.” When asked about ROI, Dan takes into account the following conservative calculation. Two pounds more milk equals 40 cents, and subtract an average feed cost of 16.7 cents, and that will give you a net of 23.3 cents per cow. Then, multiply 23.3 cents by your herd size and you can quickly estimate your operation’s total savings per day.

Combined with a milking robot, as it is on Dan’s farm, the Juno increases the visiting rate to the robot. When cows get up to eat, they have a chance to go to the robot. “There’s value in that,” said Dan. “I’ve seen about 7 percent more robot visits since installing the Juno.” Dan acknowledges Rosie as one of the most appreciated and self-explanatory additions to his farm. “It’s one of those ‘no brainers’ of dairy,” he said. “Every farmer knows that it’s not the time it takes to push feed, it’s that it doesn’t get done.”

Crop from 5 sica kaber and Barberia vulgaris can end up becoming neighbors. Another trait of B. vulgaris is its tolerance of cooler soil conditions than what would please most Brassicas. This year’s long, drawn-out, cool, relatively damp

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Ethanol production capacity little changed in past year U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity was 13.9 billion gallons per year (903,000 barrels per day), as of Jan. 1, 2013, according to a report released by EIA on May 20, 2013. The report shows a very slight increase in the total capacity of operating ethanol plants compared to Jan. 1, 2012. A total

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Energy Broad National Energy Coalition throws support behind Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013 New House bill seeks to modify the Renewable Fuel Standard tions Group (DFSG), a coalition of business, transportation, agricultural, food industry, dairy, livestock and state legislative interests seeking solutions to the problems plaguing U.S. energy policies, is throwing its support behind the Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013 (HR 1959), which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Rep Jim Costa (D-CA) and 16 congressmen from both political parties. HR 1959 aims to amend section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act to allow the energy and fuel industries to use alternative feedstocks such as ethanol derived from natural gas to satisfy their obligations under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Currently the RFS limits the feedstocks that are eligible to produce conventional ethanol to renewable sources like corn. But increasing mandates for corn ethanol, coupled with the recent drought and other weather-related factors, have put enormous pressure on corn supplies and prices, severely impacting the fuel, agriculture, livestock, transportation and food service industries and creating hardship for consumers who depend on affordable corn and fuel prices. With efforts to secure waivers to the RFS or repeal it altogether unable to gain traction in Washington, D.C., Congress is now taking a more moderate approach in the hopes that reasonable modification of the RFS will see strong bipartisan support. “Modifying the RFS to add ethanol from sources like natural gas would not only benefit our producers, but as one of the largest natural

the country, it would also strengthen our state’s economy,” said Adam McClung, Executive Vice President of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, a DFSG member. “In addition, encouraging a strong alternative fuel market will also ease the burden of energy costs for Arkansas consumers.” “Many of our members are in agriculture,” said DFSG member Paulette L. Pyle, the Grass Roots Director for Oregonians for Food and Shelter, “and those members are suffering today under the high price of animal feed and other cornbased products. We are supportive of steps that would help stabilize and lower animal feed products for our members and one way to do that is to look at reforming the conventional biofuels portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard.” Cosponsors joining in support for the bill include: Rep. Barton (RTX), Rep. Cole (R-OK), Rep. Crawford (R-AR), Rep. Cuellar (D-TX), Rep.

Flores (R-TX), Rep. Green (D-TX), Rep. Griffin (R-AR), Rep. Hall (RTX), Rep. Morino (R-PA), Randy Neugerbauer (RTX), Rep. Poe (R-TX), Rep. Schrader (D-OR), Rep. Vela (D-TX), and Rep. Welch (D-VT). The DFSG, which has a broad base of members from across the industrial and political spectrum, believes the Domestic Alternative Fuels Act best exemplifies the “all of the above” approach to US energy policy. “We’re not looking to take corn out of ethanol or replace the advanced biofuels program,” said Seth Jacobson, Executive Director of DFSG. “We’re all for having a full diversity of sustainable, low cost and environmentally friendly resources available to make alternative fuel. Allowing natural gas into the RFS is a reasonable solution that aligns perfectly with the ‘all of the above’ approach while reducing our dependence on foreign oil. That’s why we’re supporting HR 1959.”

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Proper parlor and facility lighting plays a significant role in herd performance and an operations bottom line. The new Altus LED Luminaire from GEA Farm Technologies offers dairies the latest in lighting technology with superior savings in energy. LED lighting provides dairy producers savings in three ways, explains Eric Moscho, GEA Farm Technologies U.S. National Sales Manager for Barn Equipment products. They have a longer life expectancy, providing up to 100,000 hours of light life

compared to metal halides and fluorescent lighting that may only last 25,000 hours. Then, because the service life is so much longer, they require less maintenance and upkeep, resulting in fewer visits from your electrician. Plus, they run at a lower wattage, which adds up to big savings in energy costs. LED lights are also designed to provide consistent light over the life of the fixture. Metal halides or fluorescent fixtures, on the other hand, suffer from continuously decreased levels of light, or

lumens, starting immediately after installation. In fact, a metal halide light will only emit 50 percent of its lighting power by the time it reaches its half-life. And, even though light levels decrease, the energy levels of these traditional fixtures remain the same. LED fixtures were created to provide consistently high levels of light throughout their rated hours of life. Altus LED Luminaire features include the following: • Amazingly brilliant light the optimized de-

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Impact of agriculture, commercial fishing, forestry and related businesses in Northeast Farm Credit East Releases Information Analyzing the Economic Impact of Agriculture on the Northeast’s Economy ENFIELD, CT — Farm Credit East, the largest lender to Northeast agriculture, recently released information indicating the economic importance of the agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries in

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value and create jobs for 130,000 people. Add in value-added activity, such as taxes and payroll on farms and activity from suppliers (i.e. veterinarians, seed dealers, equipment repair, etc.) and this impact grows to $17 billion and 175,000 jobs. When products leave the farm, docks or forests, such as milk, processing fruit and veg-

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NCANA holds annual conference by Karl H. Kazaks Agritourism is a growth industry in North Carolina. According to a survey undertaken by the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association (NCANA) and North Carolina’s Tourism Extension, some two-thirds of the agritourism operations in the Old North State have opened their doors since 2001, with 43 percent of them opening since 2006. The survey, which counted 195 operational agritourism businesses in 2011, also found that the largest portion (31 percent) of agritourism farms are located in the north-central part of the state, with an additional 29 percent coming from western North Carolina. The southeast and south central portions of the state each accounted for 14 percent of agritourism

businesses, with 12 percent located in the northeastern part of the state. At the beginning of this period of growth, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) opened an agritourism office. Martha Glass, who previously worked in a different capacity in NCDA&CS’s Marketing Division, opened the office in 2003 and continues to serve as its manager today. One of the first things Glass did in her new job was convene, in partnership with Extension, a series of meetings across the state focused on sustainable tourism. Out of those meetings came the formation of the NCANA, which is dedicated to serving as an advocate for North Carolina’s agritourism farmers as well as a liaison to other organizations which im-

pact or are involved in agritourism. In 2005, after the state legislature passed a law limiting liability for agritourism enterprises, NCDA&CS helped build the membership rolls of NCANA by providing the signs farmers needed to post to establish their limited liability to people who joined NCANA and paid a nominal fee. By September of that year the association had 150 members. That number has crept higher, with average annual membership numbering between 200 and 250. Agritourism continues to expand in North Carolina. “Three to five times a month someone calls me and says, ‘I want to start an agritourism farm,’” said Glass. To support this burgeoning sector of the economy, the NCANA has an annual business conference. This year’s con-

ference featured Megan Toben, co-owner of Pickards Mountain EcoInstitute, as its highlight feature. The topic of her presentation was “How Small Farmers Can Be Heroes.” Some 65 people attended the event. In conjunction with the event, a number of agritourism operations in the eastern part of the state participated in a self-driven farm tour, with participants travelling from farm to farm. Next year Glass hopes to have an organized farm tour, with buses to take participants to the various stops on the tour. In conjunction with the annual conference, NCANA also holds three or four regional workshops to attract people who can’t make it to the conference. Those workshops are held around the state. Attendance at those workshops range from less than a dozen to

RWDCA seeks award applicants – Deadline June 1 The Red and White Dairy Cattle Association is seeking nominations for its five annual awards. The recipients will be honored at the National Red & White Convention to be held in Dunkirk, New York. The dates are Aug. 13-15 and hosted by Darren and Heather Carlstrom. The convention includes an Annual Meeting, 44th National Convention Sale, Awards Banquet, National Queen Selection and Farm Tours. Larry Moore Master Breeder Award Award presented to a

RWDCA member who has done an outstanding job of breeding a herd of Red & White cattle, supported RWDCA programs, and endeavored to promote and advance the Red & White cow. J.P. “Doc” Ostrander Young Breeder Award Award presented to an RWDCA member who has done an outstanding job of breeding a herd of Red & White cattle, supported RWDCA programs and endeavored to promote and advance the Red & White Cow. Junior Breeder Award Award presented to an

RWDCA member who has done an outstanding job of breeding and developing a herd of Red & White cattle, supported RWDCA programs and endeavored to promote and advance the Red & White cow. Recipient must be no more than 21 years of age. Don Albrecht Distinguished Service Award Award presented to a person that has contributed greatly to the success and promotion of the Red & White cow. This special award is given in memory of Don Albrecht who contributed

ROPS Rebate Program grows The National Farm Medicine Center of Marshfield, WI has officially launched a ROPS Rebate Program. Similar to the New York ROPS Rebate Program, a rebate of 70 percent (up to $865) is being offered to farmers who wish to retrofit their

tractor with a rollbar. NYCAMH will facilitate this program along with similar rebate programs in Vermont, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. While New York rebate money is funded by the New York State Legislature, the other states must raise their own re-

bate money. For more information call: 877ROPS-R4U. Source: NYCAMH Healthy Horizons, Spring 2013

almost 40. All told, counting the workshops and conference, each year the NCANA reaches about 200 farmers and other interested parties with their events. The conference also has a trade show, with business in related industries — such as insurance and packaging companies — lining up to meet agritourism businesses. This year’s conference — in addition to having the requisite business meetings — also had seminars on a number of topics. Crafting the best business model for your farm operation was one popular session, with two different agritourism operations with different business models (one has developed a corn maze and other attractions out of a production ag operation, while the other was a pie business which grew out of the need to do something with old orchards on the property).

Other seminars touched on the growing wine industry in North Carolina and how to market your business when you’re off the beaten path. The bottom line conclusion of that seminar is that “word of mouth is the best marketing you can have,” Glass said. “Reputation sells itself.” Finally, there were meetings in which attendees and featured speakers discussed their learning curve in agritourism, with the idea that sharing stories would help newcomers to the industry help navigate the early waters of their new business more successfully. For more information about starting an agritourism operation, check with your local extension agent. If you are in North Carolina, you can also visit .

greatly to the betterment of the RWDCA until his untimely death. Gary Mayhew Keystone Award Award recognizes grassroots members who have given dedicated support to the Red & White breed and the RWDCA. Award is given in memory of Gary Mayhew who strongly promoted Red & Whites and provided service to the RWDCA and RWDCA members. The 2012 RWDCA Award winners and the 2013 RWDCA Award application can be found at: The deadline is June 1, 2013 and can be mailed to RWDCA Award CoChairperson, Dr. Kim Olson, 20501 30th Ave. NE, Atwater, MN 56209 or email at

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) and Representative Colin Peterson (D-MN) were joined by and Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas), William Owens (D-NY), Howard Coble (R-NC), and Kurt Schrader (DOR) in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to reform the federal regulatory process. The Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 2122), which passed the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress, reforms the current federal rulemaking process to lower the costs and improve the quality of new regulations. Chairman Goodlatte: “America’s job creators

are being buried under an avalanche of federal regulations. When small business owners and entrepreneurs have to divert precious resources to manage costly new mandates that are coming down from Washington, they have fewer resources available to grow their business or create jobs and this has a devastating impact on our national economy. If we are to grow our economy and get more Americans back to work, Washington must get out of the way. The Regulatory Accountability Act solves the problem of overreaching and unnecessary regulation by providing greater transparency, cost-benefit analysis of new rules, and a more thorough process for high-impact rules.” Subcommittee Chairman Bachus: “We keep

seeing an ever-rising tide of new regulations out of Washington that is holding back job creation and making it hard for our small businesses to stay in business. The Regulatory Accountability Act will help restore some common sense to the byzantine federal regulatory process. Too often major rules are rushed out without proper study or thorough consideration of the costs along with the promised benefits.” Representative Peterson: “While it is difficult to enact a new law, it’s even harder to get a regulation written correctly. In many cases, interest groups try to use regulation to interpret the law in their best interest, instead of following the intent of the law. By bringing transparency and ac-

countability to the regulatory process, the American people will be allowed to have a voice in these policy decisions.” Representative Smith: “Under President Obama, the regulatory system has become a barrier to economic growth and job creation. Federal regulations cost our economy $1.75 trillion each year. Employers are concerned about the costs these regulations will impose on their businesses. So they stop hiring, stop spending and start saving for a bill from Big Brother. But rather than burdening businesses with more regulations, we need to free up employers so they can create jobs for American workers. The Regulatory Accountability Act places permanent restrictions on regulato-

ry agencies and restores transparency to the regulatory process.” Representative Owens: “This legislation will help drive more transparent, accountable, and costeffective regulatory activity that is based on sound science and robust public input. Eliminating unnecessary and overly burdensome regulations is one of my top priorities, and this bill is another step to ensuring we help make government work better for everyone.” Representative Coble: “This bill will help ensure that future regulations are based on the best available scientific information and that they are efficient. Many of the regulations being issued are founded on a questionable basis and they disregard less costly alternatives. This legislation does not affect the whatis, it addresses the whatwill-be and should be embraced by everyone.” Representative Schrader: “I look forward to working with my col-

leagues to improve the regulatory environment by using serious cost benefit analysis on major regulations and those with high impacts.” The Regulatory Accountability Act requires federal agencies to choose the lowest cost rulemaking alternative that meets statutory objectives, improves agency fact-gathering, fact-finding and identification of regulatory alternatives, requires advance notice of proposed major rulemakings to increase public input before costly agency positions are proposed, and fortifies judicial review of new agency regulations. Companion legislation was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Rob Portman (ROhio), Mark Pryor (DAR), Susan Collins (RMaine), Bill Nelson (DFL), Joe Manchin (DWV), Angus King (IMaine), Kelly Ayotte (RNH), Mike Johanns (RNE), and John Cornyn (R-Texas).

June is National Dairy Month National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world. After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to “Dairy Month.” National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with “3-A-Day” of nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to

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Issued May 24, 2013 April milk production put per cow data was susin the top 23 producing pended because of the states totaled 16.1 bil- government sequester, lion pounds, up 0.3 per- however USDA’s latest cent from April 2012, ac- Livestock Slaughter report cording to preliminary shows an estimated data in USDA’s latest 259,400 culled dairy cows “sequestered” Milk Pro- were slaughtered under duction report. The 50- federal inspection in April, state output amounted down 5,800 from March, to 17.3 billion pounds, but 28,600 more than up 0.2 percent. The total April 2012. was more than expected While 2013 weekly but not overwhelmingly slaughter totals have so. The March data was slowed somewhat, cull not revised, remaining at dairy cow slaughter has 16.4 billion pounds, surpassed the comparadown 0.1 percent from a ble week a year ago in 13 year ago. of the first 19 weeks of California milk output the year. The Januarywas down just 0.2 per- April 2013 total was esticent from a year ago. mated at 1.099 million Wisconsin was up 1.3 head, 56,100 more than percent, New York was the same period in 2012. up 1.7 percent, Idaho Checking the cooler; was up a half-percent, USDA’s latest Cold StorPennsylvania was un- age report shows plenty changed, and Minnesota of dairy products in storage. April butter stocks was up 1.8 percent. Other states of interest totaled 310.7 million saw Michigan up 1.3 pounds, up 55.7 million percent, New Mexico was pounds or a whopping down 2.5 percent, Texas 22 percent from March was down 3.2 percent, and 56.5 million pounds and Washington was up or 22 percent above April 2012. The Daily Dairy 1.7 percent. Cow numbers and out- Report said American

date a year ago, and the five-year average of 42 percent. About 3 percent of the soybean crop has emerged, compared to 32 percent last year and the five-year average of 14 percent. The data is summarized from weekly surveys conducted in early April through the end of November, with input from approximately 4,000 respondents, according to DBU. Feed price volatility is not going away according to Scott Stewart of Stewart Peterson in a May 22 DairyLine interview. Corn will lead the way, he said, and quickly admitted that forecasting the year’s highs and low is nearly impossible, citing weather as the primary reason. He said it’s important dairy producers carefully consider what they can do to position themselves. He warned that it’s possible to see $8$10 corn prices this year if there’s a serious weather scare or they could fall below $4 if we have really good crops. Supplies are tight, he said, and “weather is going to be key.” Price wise; the Agriculture Department announced the June Federal order Class I base milk price this week at $18.93 per hundredweight (cwt.), up $1.17 from May, $3.69 above June 2012, and equates to about

$1.63 per gallon. That brought the 2013 Class I average to $18.22, up from $16.48 at this time a year ago, and compares to $18.14 in 2011 and $14.42 in 2010. The AMS-surveyed butter price used in the calculation averaged $1.6579 per pound, up fractionally from May. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.6367, up 13.5 cents, cheese averaged $1.8388, up 15.9 cents, and dry whey averaged 57.41 cents, down about a half-cent. Looking “back to the futures;” first half Federal order 2013 Class III contracts portended a $17.82 per cwt. average on March 29, $17.92 on April 5, $18.02 on April 12, $18.09 on April 19, $17.98 on April 26, $17.92 on May 3, $17.79 on May 10, $17.80 on May 17, and was trading around $17.75 late morning May 24, including the announced January, February, March, and April Class III prices. Checking the cash dairy markets at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; block cheese closed the Friday before Memorial Day at $1.7525 per pound, down a penny and three quarters on the week but 18 1/4cents above a year ago. The barrels finished at $1.7225 down 3 3/4cents on the week but 25 1/4 above a year ago. The spread between the two this week last year was 10 cents. Eleven carloads of block found new homes this week and seven of barrel. The AMS-surveyed U.S. average block price slipped 0.4 cent, to $1.8847. Barrel averaged $1.7627, up 2.1 cents. Export demand for block cheese had helped push prices higher while barrels faced lower demand, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News (DMN). A combination of lower export demand and anticipated increasing production for the near term brought block prices back in line with the more typical difference between blocks and barrels. Cheese plants are running busy schedules as milk supplies are available for Class III manufacturing. Typical for this time of year is the pressure of increasing butterfat demand as ice cream pro-

duction cranks up, albeit a bit slowly this year and schools begin to close for summer diverting milk away from the bottle to manufacturing. Cheese inventories are above year ago levels, but were not considered burdensome prior to this week’s Cold Storage report. Export interest continues to clear some volumes, but has slowed against higher prices. Retail demand is moderate, according to DMN, as consumers look for specials to make extra purchases. Process cheese demand is reported to be lighter as consumers wait for the grilling season to arrive. Speaking of exports; Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted nine requests for export assistance this week to sell 3 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered through September and raised CWT’s 2013 cheese exports to 56.83 million pounds, 51.73 million pounds of butter, 44,092 pounds of anhydrous milk fat, and 218,258 pounds of whole milk powder to 31 countries on six continents. The sales are the equivalent of 1.65 billion pounds of milk on a milkfat basis, more than USDA’s projected increase in milk marketings for all of 2013, according to CWT. Cash butter closed the fourth Friday of May at $1.55, down 6 1/2-cents on the week but 16 1/4cents above a year ago. Eighteen cars traded hands on the week. AMS butter averaged $1.6387, down 4 cents. Retail demand for butter is slow to restart in some areas, according to DMN. Some grocery and convenience stores are running ads to help push print butter into consumers’ hands. Sale prices on 1 pound packages ranged from $1.79 to $3.91 throughout the country. Orders from food service firms catering to education institution accounts are transitioning toward lighter summer ordering patterns. Butter production is seasonally active, but competition for cream is emerging strongly from frozen

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cheese and butter stocks are both “at historically high levels.” FC Stone’s read is that the butter buildup was larger than expected. But, FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks adds that “a weather event coupled with strong world demand could draw stocks down fairly quickly.” American type cheese, at 698.8 million pounds, was up 2 percent from March and 5 percent above a year ago. Total cheese stocks amounted to 1.12 billion pounds, up 1 percent from March and 4 percent ahead of a year ago. DairyBusiness Weekly (DBU) reports that USDA’s weekly Crop Progress update showed a surge in corn planting progress, nearly catching up to the five-year average, but still lagging last year. As of May 19, just 71percent of intended corn acreage had been planted, compared to 95 percent for the same date last year, and the 79 percent average for the comparable date over the past five years. About 19 percent of the corn crop has emerged, compared to 73 percent last year and the five-year average of 46 percent. About 24 percent of intended soybean acreage was planted as of May 19, compared to 71 percent on the comparable

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis Carrots — from top to bottom The carrot is a very versatile vegetable. It can be used as a starter, main course, dessert or just as a snack. Carrots can be eaten raw or cooked in almost any manner imaginable. Carrots help to maintain acidic and alkaline properties in the system. They provide important vitamins for eyes, skin, bones, heart and muscle health. Carrots also can act as a blood purifier, a diuretic and help to relieve flatulence or colic. The mineral content in carrots lie very close to the skin and should not be peeled or scraped off. When selecting carrots, make sure that they are a deep, rich color. The deeper the carrot’s color, the more beta-carotene it contains. If you’re buying the carrots with the leaves, select ones that are moist and a bright green. Remove the carrot greenery as soon as possible because it robs the roots of moisture and vitamins. You can eat the green tops in a salad or use them similar to the way that you’d use fresh herbs to sprinkle on a dish. Carrots that are less than 8-inches long and relatively uniform in shape and size are the best selection. Carrots should not bend when gently tested. They also should be well-shaped, firm and smooth with no cracks. They should not look wilted. When grated, carrots should be quite juicy. Carrots are often sold with the tops removed. To judge the freshness, check the top of the carrot for darkening. Whether loose or in plastic bags, avoid carrots with green shoots sprouting out (not to be confused with their green tops) yellowed tips, soft spots or withering, as these are a sign of age. Carrots that have an excessive amount of new sprouts or

leaves could have large or woody cores. Also avoid carrots with large green areas at or near their tops. This indicates sunburn damage. Before storing carrots, remove their green tops, rinse, drain and put the carrots in plastic bags. Store them in the coldest part of the refrigerator with the highest humidity, they’ll last several months this way. To keep the carrots crisp and colorful, add a little bit of water in the bottom of the plastic storage bag; this will keep the carrots hydrated. Carrots should be stored away from fruits such as apples, peaches and pears that release ethylene gas, which causes carrots to become bitter. If carrots have become limp or dehydrated, cut off one of the ends and place the carrots, cut side down, in a bowl of ice water for about half an hour, to recrisp them. The coarse, inner core of older carrots should be removed. This Herb Carrot and Mushroom Loaf is an unusual way to serve carrots. It’s a great side dish with roasted meats or fish, and makes a delicious main course for vegetarians.

Herb Carrot and Wild Mushroom Loaf 1/4 cup butter, plus 3 tablespoons for buttering pan and topping loaf 1 cup chopped onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 1/2 cups grated carrots 2 cups sliced, wild mushrooms (cremini, shiitake, porcini or Portobello) 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 5 large eggs, lightly mixed 1 1/2 cups fresh, whole-wheat breadcrumbs 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until golden. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add

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carrots, mushrooms, celery, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Saute until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. 3. Pour carrot mixture into a large bowl. Add eggs to the bowl, and 1 cup of breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Reserve remainder of breadcrumbs and cheese to sprinkle on the top of loaf. Mix the ingredients until well combined. 4. Spread the 2 tablespoons of the butter on the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 inch, oblong baking pan. Spread the carrot mixture into the pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, dot with the remaining tablespoon of butter, and bake for 5 to 7 minutes until brown on top. Makes 4 to 6 servings. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

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Hot dog casserole When you find tasty ways to combine kids’ favorite foods, “kids” of all ages will lick their plates clean! Best of all, this is ready to serve in less than 10 minutes from the moment you start to when you can call, “Come and get it!” 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup 1/4 cup fat-free milk 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni, rinsed and drained 8 ounces reduced-fat frankfurters, diced 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1. In a microwave-safe 8-cup mixing bowl, combine mushroom soup, milk and Cheddar cheese. Microwave on HIGH (100 percent power) for 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Add macaroni, frankfurters, parsley flakes and black pepper. Mix well to combine. 2. Continue microwaving on HIGH for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Mix well before serving. Makes 4 (1 cup) servings. • Each serving equals: 263 calories, 7g fat, 18g protein, 32g carb, 957mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, 1 1/2 Starch. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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That's a consideration few people have; the possibility that we

wouldn't have a "June Dairy Month." You may recall the original "got

dictionary to define all the various terms when ordering? Or, imagine a country without milk for the latest dairy craze, Greek yogurt? That likely will never happen but it could. I think June Dairy Month gives pause for the dairy industry to pat itself on the back and remind consumers of something they so easily take for granted, a fully supplied, safe,

duction. Weather across the country has been favorable to increased cow comfort levels. Processing plants around the country are busy manufacturing various dairy products and Class I demand is slowing as more schools close. Cream multiples are mostly steady with some discounting for out of region sales. Class II demand is increasing, al-

beit slower than expected, as warmer weather has been slow to arrive in parts of the country. The California Department of Food & Agriculture hosted a hearing, May 20, to consider temporary adjustments to the state's minimum milk pricing formulas. DairyBusiness Update reports that Western United Dairymen CEO Michael Marsh requested a temporary 13.8 cent per pound increase in the Class 4b milk solidsnot-fat price used in the state's Class 4b formula. “The impact of our proposed change would re-

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Mielke from 13 dessert and ice cream manufacturers. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk held all week at $1.68 and Extra Grade remained at $1.70. AMS powder averaged $1.6338, down 0.6 cent, and dry whey averaged 57.2 cents per pound, down a half-cent. Milk production levels around the country are trending both higher and lower, says USDA’s weekly update. Southern

regions are mostly past their peak, while many Northern areas are trending towards their Spring flush. Increases in Class I demand in Florida have reduced shipments of milk out of the region. North Central areas of the country are experiencing a later than typical flush and are still building supplies. The Southwest and California report mostly steady pro-

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sult in an approximate 50 cents per cwt increase in the overbase price,” Marsh said. “While this is not enough to recoup the immense losses incurred in the recent past, it will not only help bridge the gap between cost of production and milk revenues, it will provide a much-needed closer relationship between Class III and Class 4b prices.” “The temporary increase proposed for Class 4b is to get to what the producer side of the industry has been advocating for almost three years: a fair pool value

from cheese making revenues.” WUD is the largest dairy producer trade association in California, representing approximately 900 of the state's dairy families, according to DBU. Lastly, a salute, in lieu of the upcoming Father’s Day and my dad’s 90th birthday May 29. Ken Mielke was a simple man who worked hard all his life, loved, and faithfully provided for his wife, Marge of 64 years, (losing her in December 2011) and for me and my brother, David. THANK YOU Dad and many more!

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milk" commercials used that scenario to get consumers to consider what life would be like without milk. Taking that a step further, could you imagine a country without its football field after football field worth of cheese we consume each day, each week, and each month? Can you imagine not having milk for that specialty morning "coffee" that today has so many names and varieties you need a

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Youth dairy cattle and dairy goat shows returning to Virginia State Fair, joining other livestock shows south of state Route 30 DOSWELL, VA — There will be a full complement of 4-H and FFA animal competitions at the State Fair of Virginia now that the event’s youth dairy cattle and dairy goat shows are returning to this year’s fair. The dairy events will be held on a portion of The Meadow Event Park south of state Route 30, near the venue’s equine facility, along with all of the other livestock competitions. “We are excited to be bringing the dairy cattle and dairy goat events,

along with the other youth livestock events, back to the State Fair,” said Dr. Edwin Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension. “We believe the fair provides a quality experience for the youth exhibitors and a great opportunity for the public to see and learn more about agriculture.” The 4-H and FFA dairy shows will kick off the youth animal competitions Sept. 27-29. The youth shows for dairy cattle and dairy goats will be open to all Vir-

ginia 4-H and FFA members. Open dairy competitions are for anyone who wants to compete. Winners of the youth shows will receive premiums and scholarships. “This program not only provides scholarship money but also gives the large number of youth who participate invaluable life lessons that accompany raising and showing livestock,” said Rachel Kohl, an advanced instructor in Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Program and su-

much about the economics of dairy farmers; what it costs to produce a gallon of milk versus what the farmer receives and what the consumer pays in the grocery store. It's one reason I regularly include the monthly milk price per gallon that dairy farmers get so consumers, if they read it, can compare what they're paying

at the store. As I wrote last year at this time, "Like so many things in life, it's easy to take it all for granted but it doesn't just magically appear." What would life be like in these United States without milk? I hope and pray we never find out. Drink up Mr. and Mrs. Consumer. Be thankful. It's June Dairy Month....again!

perintendent of the fair’s dairy goat competitions. The dairy events will join the other 4-H and FFA livestock shows in their new location, which is close to the fair entrance gate and accessible from the midway area via a pedestrian tunnel under state Route 30. “This is a huge positive, moving the livestock events next to the equine facility,” said Glenn Martin, SFVA livestock and events co-

ordinator. “When fairgoers go through the entrance, they will see the livestock tents immediately and will hopefully take the opportunity to start their fair visit there. This is a great chance for the general public to get closer to livestock and horses and ask questions of show participants.” This year’s State Fair of Virginia will run from

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Myers’ family is the inspiration behind his dairy farm Dan is a fifth-generation dairy farmer in Virginia and is proud to say that his grandchildren will make seven generations that have grown up on the farm that has been in his family for more than 135 years.

But Myers didn’t plan to be a full-time dairy farmer. With a degree in mathematics, Myers taught high school for four years, serving as assistant principal for two of those years. “Working as assistant

principal for those two years is probably what sent me back to the farm,” Myers joked. On a more serious note, though, Myers said when he wasn’t at the school, he was milking cows at the farm and only

saw his daughter on weekends. He knew that working on the dairy farm was the best way for him to focus on his family. “The tag line for our farm is ‘Walkup Holsteins is more than a business. It’s a way of life, about

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Seven generations of the Myers’ dairy farm. cows, about family,’” Myers said. Today, Myers, in partnership with his son, D.J., and daughter, Teresa Callender, operates the family farm in Harrisonburg, VA, milking about 130 cows on close to 400 acres. Myers said a volatile economic environment has been challenging for dairy farmers, but knowing his family is close and committed to dairy farming provides its own form of stability. Another source of joy for Myers is working daily with the cows on the farm. He said the animals are a huge draw when he

speaks to the public, as well. Earlier this year, Myers took a cow and a calf to a local elementary school for World School Milk Day. “Some of the kids said they had never seen or touched a cow,” he said. “I think it’s important that we as dairy farmers, or anybody who is an agricultural food producer, share with the public where their food comes from and what we do to ensure that you get a safe, nutritious product.” For more information about the Myers family or other dairy farm families, visit

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New Kuhn large square bale wrapper The new Kuhn SW 4004 large square bale wrapper features a solid

ing in less damage to the bale and less chance for contamination. Bales are

The patented loading system featured on the Kuhn SW 4004 has fewer moving parts, resulting in less damage to the bale and less chance for contamination.

design and a hydraulic sliding feature that allows unique drivethrough operation. This provides the ability to widen the wrapper for easy bale loading, outstanding stability and unmatched visibility of the wrapping process. The patented loading system featured on the Kuhn SW 4004 has fewer moving parts, result-

Dairy promotion programs invest in future of food The National Dairy Council, in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, were driving partners in the Future of Food 2013 Forum. This event was cohosted by the Washington Post & Slate and promoted dairy and agriculture food systems of the future. The forum took place on May 22 in Washington D.C. and brought together key public figures to discuss the roles farmers, government, and industry will play in finding solutions to food sustainability. Highlights of the forum are available at nferences/futureoffood. Source: Friday Facts — May 24

picked up by the unique roller pair and automatically placed in their predefined position (horizontal or vertical start). Bales dropped in hardto-reach locations can easily be retrieved by backing over them if necessary. The patented design of the short top rollers allow the film to wrap very close to the bale, resulting in less wrinkling of the film and

less chance for damage to the film. The hydraulic sliding system provides a

transport width of 8 feet for narrow transport. The drawbar with Cat. II

swivel headstock can be controlled via the monitor for unlimited turning

angles. Up to 10 rolls of film can be stored on the heavy-duty tongue.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) asked the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) to keep the Class I over-order premium price for milk at $1.85 per hundredweight for the sixmonth period beginning

July 1, and to continue the current fuel adjuster premium. During testimony before the PMMB, PFB stated that overall conditions for dairy farmers over the past six months have not improved due to consid-

erable stress on tight profit margins, even with a modest increase in milk prices and a small reduction in feed costs. “Our cost of production is significantly higher than it was a few years ago. In fact, the majority of input costs have continued to go up, with some costs nearly double the cost level of 2009,” said PFB Vice President Richard Ebert, who is chairman of PFB’s State Dairy Com-

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mittee. “Dairy farmers need every penny they can get to help ease tight profit margins.” The Westmoreland County dairy farmer, who owns Will-Mar-Re Farms in partnership with his brother, says income over feed costs (IOFC) offer a good snapshot of the strength of economic conditions on his farm. The IOFC is down 26 percent when you compare prices from March 2011 to March 2013. Meanwhile, crop expenses continue to eat away at profits, as seed,

fertilizer, and crop insurance have increased 97 percent from 2009 to 2012. Over the same time, machinery maintenance and repairs have climbed 81 percent, while fuel costs have jumped 91 percent. Ebert says the figures are troubling as he attempts to add a member of the next generation onto the family farm. “We are trying to picture a future where my son Josh can quickly come on board as a partner on the farm, but we’ll have to work even harder to

sustain cash flow, particularly if current conditions remain the same. Although we are proactively milking every penny out of each facet of our operation, there is the very real worry that we are just one low price swing away from disaster,” concluded Ebert. PFB noted that although expenses vary from farm to farm, the challenges facing Ebert’s farm are consistent with the challenges and economic concerns of many other dairy farms across Pennsylvania.

National Grange releases statement regarding CAF issue WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Grange on recently released comment on the May 23 FCC decision to release the rest of the Connect America Funds to be used for broadband expansion. “The expansion of broadband access has been and will remain one of the Grange’s top legislative priorities be-

cause now, more than ever, our members need fast and reliable access to keep up with global economic demands. There are nearly 18 million rural Americans living without high-speed Internet and serving these households must remain a priority if we hope to keep skilled and qualified growers and producers in rural areas

to continue growing our food, fuel and fiber. We’re especially thankful the FCC has chosen to release Connect America Funds in its entirety because it helps assure these small businesses and households alike that connectivity service is a near-future reality,” National Grange Legislative Director Grace Boatright said.

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Run for the Wall Riding for those who can’t, in rememberance of those who never came home This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Run For The Wall. The POWs and MIAs are remembered and honored each year as thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and veterans make the run to the Vietman Memorial in Washington D.C. over the

Memorial Day weekend. Riders came from all over the United States by either a northern or southern route to Washington D.C. The Southern route comes to Wytheville, VA and this year over 700 bikes made the trip. Each year, the local elemen-

tary school children present a patriotic program to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedom and liberty. Please take the time to reflect and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberties.

Wytheville Mayor Trent Carver holds a book written by fifth graders at Spiller Elementary. They wrote their ideas of what Memorial Day means to them. This book was presented to the mayor as well as Laurie “Airborne” Clay, organizer of the run. An additional copy made it to the Vietnam Memorial in D.C.

Run for the Wall riders, L-R: Mike Beckdolt of Sacramento, CA; Jerry Wilson of Duncan, OK; and Greg Hammock of Kilgore, TX. Photos by Kegley Baumgardner

When in a cast last year, Wythe County youth Trenton Mitchell wanted all the riders to sign his cast. This year the riders did one better and presented him with his own personal vest and a Harley Davidson flag signed by all the riders.

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SW VA FEEDER CATTLE: 771. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 161; 300-400# 156-161; 400-500# 134-152; 500-600# 125-146; 600700# 126-138; 700-800# 115-126; 800-900# 117-119; 900-1000# 101-113; 10001100# 100; M&L 2 200-300# 156; 300-400# 151; 400500# 135-145; 500-600# 130-144.50; 600-700# 113129; 700-800# 117-123; 800-900# 103-117.50; M&L 3 400-500# 114-128; 500600# 125. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 200-300# 127; 300400# 99; 400-500# 96-111; 500-600# 77-80; 700-800# 85; 900-1000# 79.50; 10001100# 79. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 126; 300-400# 125-137; 400-500# 122-133; 500-600# 111-126.50; 600700# 106-118.50; 700-800# 103-108; M&L 2 200-300# 141; 300-400# 125-132; 400-500# 118-130; 500600# 116-128; 600-700# 104-114; 700-800# 98; M&L 3 300-400# 112; 40-500# 115-116; 700-800# 74-88; S 1 500-600# 106. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 143-151; 300400# 143-167; 400-500# 126-144; 500-600# 117-144; 600-700# 102-126; 700800# 98-119; 800-900# 93; 900-1000# 90-114; M&L 2 200-300# 128; 300-400# 152; 400-500# 127-138; 500-600# 117-134; 600700# 113.50-117; 700-800# 103; 800-900# 90; 9001000# 92; S 1 200-300# 105; 300-400# 116. N VA FEEDER CATTLE: 1120. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 145-164; 400500# 135-158; 500-600# 134-152; 600-700# 131-152;

700-800# 124-136; 800900# 113-121.50; 9001000# 107-115.75; 10001100# 107.50; M&L 2 300400# 115-142.50; 400-500# 120-148; 500-600# 129-152; 600-700# 129-137.50; 700800# 116-117; 800-900# 97107; 1000-1100# 98; S 1 400-500# 112.50; Hols. 300400# 103-117.50; 500-600# 79-100; 600-700# 92-97; 700-800# 85; 800-900# 80. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 125-144; 400500# 120-133; 500-600# 118-126; 600-700# 105-116; 700-800# 97-116; 800-900# 104; M&L 2 300-400# 116128; 400-500# 108-130; 500-600# 110-122; 600700# 93-110; 700-800# 84; 800-900# 85-86. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 176-192.50; 300400# 152.50-160; 400-500# 126-139; 500-600# 117-130; 600-700# 112.50-121; 700800# 96-100; 800-900# 8994; 900-1000# 93-99; M&L 2 200-300# 168-177.50; 300400# 135.50-149; 400-500# 119-129; 500-600# 107-132; 600-700# 101-126; 700800# 81-86. BLACKSTONE, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 127 Feeder Steers: M&L 1 400-500# 139; 500-600# 120-134; 600-700# 123; 700-800# 115-123.50; M&L 2 400-500# 130; 500-600# 132; M&L 3 400-500# 130.50; 500-600# 117; S 1 400-500# 134; 500-600# 118. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 400-500# 120; 500-600# 117; 600-700# 105; M&L 2 300-400# 129; 400-500# 128; 500-600# 113; 600700# 100; M&L 3 400-500# 111; 500-600# 96-106; S 1 300-400# 112.50; 500-600# 103. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1





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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: Sunday, June 3 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 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 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY. Weekly Livestock Commission Sale starting at 12:30 pm with Produce, Small Animals, Dairy, Feeders, Sheep, Lamb, Goats, Pigs. Calves & cull cows at approx. at 5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 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 starting with calves. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-420-9092 or Auction Barn at 518-392-3321. Tuesday, June 4 • 10:00 AM: Lebanon, PA. Real Estate Auction. YMCA building w/attached gym & townhouse. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 • 11:00 AM: Gordonville, PA. Hollow-Ridge Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Owners: Eli & Barbie Stoltzfus. 100+ head of reg. Holsteins. Sale co-managed by Stonehurst Farm & The Cattle Exchange. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226 Wednesday, June 5 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 • 1:30 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, June 6 • 9:00 AM: 58 Bald Mountain Rd., Newport, NH. Absolute Consignment Auction. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990

• 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, June 7 • 6:00 PM: D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Horse Sales every other Friday. Tack at 1 pm, horses at 6 pm. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-369-8231 Saturday, June 8 • 11:00 AM: Woodcrest Dairy LLC, 322 Wood Rd., Lisbon, NY. 100 of the finest at Woodcrest will be offered! Owners: Dr. Robert Cruikshank DVM & Peter Braun. Barb Ziemba marketing manager. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226 Monday, June 10 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY. Weekly Livestock Commission Sale starting at 12:30 pm with Produce, Small Animals, Dairy, Feeders, Sheep, Lamb, Goats, Pigs. Calves & cull cows at approx. at 5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 4:00 PM: Mt. Morris, NY. Estate of Virginia Andrews Auction. Selling nice three bedroom, one bath home on country lot plus contents and 2008 Chevy Express van, 28k, 1 owner! Visit our website for more information. William Kent Inc., 585343-5449 Tuesday, June 11 • 9:00 AM: Mt. Bethel, PA. Greenhouse, Nursery Business Liquidation. Leaman Auctions, 717-4641128 Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 • 1:30 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, June 13 • 11:00 AM: Constantia, NY. Online Real Estate Auction. Selling two parcels. Both parcels include homes, one with view of Oneida Lake! Visit our website for more information. William Kent Inc., 585-343-5449 Friday, June 14

• 11:00 AM: Little Falls, NY. Patsy Vennera Real Estate & Tool Auction. Selling nice two family home in Little Falls plus very nice collection of tools from this former master woodcrafter. Visit our website for more information. William Kent Inc., 585-343-5449 Saturday, June 15 • 9:00 AM: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Watertown, NY. Jefferson County Area Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc, 585-243-1563 • 9:00 AM: 207 Chestnut St., Columbia, PA. Office Furniture, Tools, 6 Vehicles & more. Real Estate at 11 am. 15,000 Sq. Industrial Distribution Warehouse located at 207 Chestnut St., Columbia, PA. Zone River front Commercial. First bldg. off the east end of the Wrightsville Bridge on north side of 462. Leaman Auctions, 717-4641128 • 10:00 AM: 573 West Ames Rd., Canajoharie, NY. Farm Estate of Richard Wilday. Tractors, trucks & trailer, hay equip. & tools. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 Monday, June 17 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY. Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Weekly Livestock Commission Sale starting at 12:30 pm with Produce, Small Animals, Dairy, Feeders, Sheep, Lamb, Goats, Pigs. Calves & cull cows at approx. at 5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Tuesday, June 18 • 12:00 Noon: Spencerport, NY. Online Machinery Auction. Featuring line of equipment from retiring local contractor including JD 450G dozer, JD 210C backhoe, Komatsu PC90 excavator and more! Visit our website for more information. William Kent Inc., 585-343-5449 • 4:00 PM: Cherry Creek, NY. Estate of Donald Yahn Real Estate & Machinery Auction. Selling for the Estate 70 acre farm with very nice home and great livestock barn plus two Featherlite trailers, Bobcat S185 skid loader and more! Visit our website for more information. William Kent Inc., 585343-5449 Wednesday, June 19 • 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 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515

• 1:30 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 • 3:00 PM: D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Dairy Day Special Feeder Sale. Every Wednesday following Dairy. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-369-8231 Thursday, June 20 • 4:30 PM: Geneseo, NY. Estate of Francis Farley Auction. Selling house, barn & 4+ acres plus vehicles, tractor, equip., tools, household & antiques. Visit our website for more information. William Kent Inc., 585-343-5449 Friday, June 21 • 9:00 AM: 2214 Conowingo Rd., Bel Air, MD. 2 Day Auction. Hickory Hardware Store Liquidation. Owners have retired, store is closed. Contents support equipment. Leaman Auctions, 717-4641128 Monday, June 24 • 10:30 AM: Saranac Lake, NY (along State Rte. 3 in Exxex Co. between Bloomingdale & Saranac Lake. Ron Edgley’s Retirment of Windy Mountain Farm. (Grower of early stage seed potatoes). Complete dispersal of high quality machinery. Pirrung Auctioneers, 585-728-2520 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY. Weekly Livestock Commission Sale starting at 12:30 pm with Produce, Small Animals, Dairy, Feeders, Sheep, Lamb, Goats, Pigs. Calves & cull cows at approx. at 5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Wednesday, June 26 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 • 1:30 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 Friday, June 28 • 4918 Rozzells Ferry Rd., Charlotte, NC. General Consignment Auction. Godley Auction Co., 704399-6111, 704-399-9756 • 5:30 PM: Refton, PA. 2 Day Auction. 5:30 pm on the 28th and 8:30 am on the 29th. Refton Community Fire Company Sale. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 Wednesday, July 3 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515

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118; 600-700# 112. LYNCHBURG, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 570. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 155.50; 500-600# 139.50-146.50; 600-700# 139.50; 700-800# 125; M&L 2 400-500# 143; 500-600# 132-141.25; 600-700# 128; 1400-1500# 135; M&L 3 300-400# 127-144; 400500# 122-134; 500-600# 125; 600-700# 121.50; 700800# 117.50; S 1 300-400# 135; 400-500# 117-126.50; 500-600# 119; 600-700# 118. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 135; 400-500# 132.25; 500-600# 124.50127; 600-700# 118.75; M&L 2 300-400# 142; 400-500# 129.50-135; 500-600# 122128; 600-700# 122.75; 700800# 104; M&L 3 300-400# 136-137; 400-500# 127-131; 500-600# 124-126.75; 600700# 118; 700-800# 96.50; S 1 300-400# 128; 400-500# 119; 500-600# 107-110; 600-700# 96. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 146; 400-500# 139; 500-600# 128.75-138; 600-700# 119.25; M&L 2 300-400# 135-154, mostly 154; 400-500# 126-145.25, mostly 139.25-145.25; 500600# 117-128.50; 600-700#

Farm Equipment Auction June 8th, 2013 - 9:00 AM Sale Site: 1260 Raynor Mill Rd., Mt. Olive, NC See the end of the list for special antique items... Tractors & Heavy Equipment: MF 135, 4 Cylinder, Gas, 6 spd; MF 50, 4 Cylinder, Gas, 6 spd; CUB Farmall; Super A Farmall; MF TO 30, Gas; Long LandTrac 450, Diesel, Power Steering, Turf Tires; Case 580K Turbo Backhoe, 4WD, 4N1 Bucket, ExtendaHoe, All Weather Cab, 4300 Hrs.; Case 650 dozer 6 way blade 3793 hrs. Uc 85% to 90% serial JAK0011780; Bobcat 873 Serial# 514124577 Been Sitting A Few Years; JD 7820 4WD Power Quad 43H Hrs. 46 In. Rubber Cab & Air; JD 2840 With 148 Loader; JD 4020 Synco Range With Side Console; Ford 981; Farmall 140 Late Model; JD 420T; Clark Fork Lift GPX15E 3500 Lbs. Lift With Side Shift LP Gas Engine; Cat Fork Lift 4300 Lbs Lift With Side Shift Lpg Engine; TCM 835 Articulating Loader Diesel Serial 64300148 Load Rated At 5260 Ib; Allis Chalmers 185; TCM 835 Loader Salvage; Scat Trak 1700 Salvage; Cat 90 LP Gas Forklift with Side Shift; JD 2955, 4 post canopy, 10.00x16 Front Tires, 18.4x38 Rear Tires, 4013 Hours, Serial #L02955T676195; JD 6605 4WD, 2 Post Roll Guard, 18.4x38 Rear Tires, 12.4x28 Front Tires, Quad Range, 950.3 Hours, Serial #6l06605M271712; JD 4560 4 WD, Cab and Air, 15spd Power Shift, 16.9x30 Front Tires, 20.8x42 Rear Tires, Quick Hitch, Serial #RW4560P001408; JD 3055, 4 Post Canopy, 10.00x16 Front Tires, 18.4x38 Rear Tires, 3821 Hours, Serial #L03055T740641; JD 2955, 4 Post Canopy, 18.4x38 Rear Tires, 10x16 Front Tires, 7160 Hours, Serial #L02955T725036; MF 231, 2 Post Roll Guard, 14.9x28 Rear Tires, 6.00x16 Front Tires, 469 Hours, Serial #5681B24060; JD 9400 Art. Tractor 4WD, PS Transmission, 710/70R38 Front and Rear Tires, 5530 Hours, Serial #RW9400P041281; Combines & Cropper: Case IH 1420, 4WD, Duals, 16.5 Foot 1020 Bean Head and 1044 Corn Head, 4000 Hrs. Upgraded to Spec. Rotor; John Deere 6620 & 216 Bean Head; 2002 Roanoke Two Row Tobacco Cropper with New Defoliators and Short Tipping Heads, Hyd. Seat, 2312 Hrs. Serial 701MM394; Motor Home: 2000 Damon Intruder Motor Home 37Ft. Dual Slide On Drivers Side And Single Slide On Passenger Rear, V10 Gas, 38 K Miles, Fully Self Contained. Vehicles & Trailers: 04 Ford F 350 Crew Cab Dually With Service Body 6.0 Diesel Runs Rough; 90'S Ford F 350 Service Truck; Chevy 1973 C60 1000 Miles On Rebuilt 366 Gas With 5 Spd. 2Spd. With 16 Ft. Grain Dump; 98 Freightliner 980 K Miles N 14 Cummins With 10 Spd. Wet Line; Red Hardee Tilt Top Trailer (no title); Red Trailer with Racks and Ramps (no title); Trailer (no title); Farm Equipment: 2 Row Middle Buster; Ford Sickle Mower; 1 Row Planter; Bush Hog; 8100 JD Grain Drill; IH 3 Bottom Plow; JD Roll Bar; Backhoe Bucket; Front End Loader (fits JD 2955); 4 Bottom JD Plow; 3pt. 20 Blade Disc; 3pt. 24 Blade Disc; 3pt. Finishing Mower; Cub Sickle Mower; 3pt. Spray Frame; 2 Bottom Fast Hitch Plow; 1 Bottom Plow; 2 Bottom JD Plow MJD; 3 pt. 28 Blade King Disc; 3 Bottom Breaking Plow; King Kutter Rotary Cutter; 2 Row Pittburgh Cultivator; Perfecta II 8' Field Cultivator; Caroni Finishing Mower; King Kutter 5 Foot Box Blade; Massey Ferguson 3 Bottom Plow; 3pt Spin Spreader; 3pt Sprayer; JD 630 64 Disc Wing Fold; JD 8100 Grain Drill 14 Drop Single Disc Drag Chain; IH 470 36 Blade Disc; Farm Shop Made Stump Burner; Hesston 555 Baler; Hesston 3750 Power Rake; New Holland 644 Hay Baler; JD 435 Hay Baler; JD 510 Hay Baler; New Idea Manure Spreader, Ground Drive; Mill Creek ATV Pull Type Spreader, Ground Drive; 3pt Holland Setter with Water Barrel; Complete Set of Cultivators for Cub Farmall; Johnny Sheppard 3pt. 200 gal. Sprayer with 60' Booms; Kinze 2100 Planter, 8 Row 30" Vertical Fold with Monitor, Finger Pickups, and Bean Meters; JD 15 Shank Mobile Chisel Plow; Johnny Sheppard Poultry House Washer; Lewis Bothers Caking Machine with Spreader Attachment; Model 330 Unverferth Rip Strip, 8 Row 30" with Flat Fold Row Markers and Auto Reset Shanks; 5' Caroni Tiller Misc: Pure Metal Sign; Coke Metal Sign; Royster Fertilizer Metal Sign; 3pt. Hitch Bush Burning Fan; Trailer Frame; IH Wheel Weights; Mudder Tires & Rims off of a Case IH 5240; Grasshopper 220 52 Inch Cut; Cub Cadet Mower

The auction items below are from the Estate of Mr. David Littleton of Grantham, NC

1925 Model T Truck All Metal Running; 1925 Model TT Truck Wooden Truck Running; 1926 Model T Truck Wooden Truck Partial Restored Is Taken Apart; 1926 Model T Doctors Coupe Car; IH 444 Tractors Gas With PS There Are 4 Of These; Ford 8 N Been Restored; Ford 8 N Tractors Not Restored There Will Be 2 Of These; IH 3 Bottom Plow; IH 20 Blade Disc; 3pt Bog Disc; 2 Section Harrows; Carry All 3pt; Sickle Mower 3pt

1260 Raynor Mill Rd. Mt. Olive, NC • NCAL 4854 Auctionzip ID #12128

120; S 1 300-400# 130; 400500# 126.50-132.50; 500600# 119. MARSHALL, VA FEEDER CATTLE: No Report NARROWS, VA FEEDER CATTLE: No Report SPRINGLAKE STOCKYARD MONETA, VA No Report STAUNTON, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 405. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 145-151; 400500# 135-146; 500-600# 142-152; 600-700# 138-152; 700-800# 129-136; 800900# 121.50; 900-1000# 115.75; M&L 2 400-500# 120-135; 500-600# 152; 600-700# 129-134; Hols. L 2-3 500-600# 79; 600-700# 95.25-97; 700-800# 85; 800900# 80. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 141-144; 400500# 122-126.50; 500-600# 123-124; 600-700# 114; 700-800# 116; 800-900# 104; M&L 2 400-500# 116130; 500-600# 113-122. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300-400# 160; 400-500# 126-131.50; 500-600# 123130; M&L 2 400-500# 124; 600-700# 126. TRI-STATE, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 196. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 400-500# 144-152; 500600# 138-144; 700-800# 124; 800-900# 119; 9001000# 113; M&L 2 400-500# 136-145; 500-600# 132-138; M&L 3 400-500# 114-128; 500-600# 125. Holstein Feeder Steers: L 2-3 400-500# 96-103. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 135-137; 400500# 122-133; 500-600# 116-126.50; 600-700# 118.50; 700-800# 108; M&L 2 200-300# 141; 300-400# 125-132; 400-500# 119-130; 500-600# 117-122; 600700# 113; M&L 3 300-400# 113; 400-500# 115-116;

700-800# 74-88; S 1 500600# 106. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 150-151; 300400# 152-167; 400-500# 129-144; 500-600# 125-144; 600-700# 121-126; 700800# 116-119; 900-1000# 112-114; M&L 2 500-600# 123-134; S 1 200-300# 105; 5300-400# 116. WINCHESTER, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 779 Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-400# 182; 400-500# 146-157; 500-600# 150157.50; 600-700# 125-141; 700-800# 120-130; 800900# 108; 900-1000# 105.50; M&L 2 300-400# 165-167; 400-500# 131; 500-600# 115-143; 600700# 109-120; 700-800# 109-118; 800-900# 101-106; 1000-1100# 80-82.50; S 1 400-500# 131; 500-600# 109-119; Hols L 2-3 300400# 91-99; 400-500# 105; 500-600# 86-99; 600-700# 95. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-400# 130-16; 400-500# 121-139; 500-600# 117130.50; 600-700# 114-125; 700-800# 109-113; 800900# 97-100; M&L 2 300400# 114-128; 400-500# 118-128; 500-600# 100-115; 600-700# 110-119; 700800# 104.50; 800-900# 92. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 172.50-200; 300400# 159-177.50; 400-500# 121-145; 500-600# 129-155; 600-700# 121-140; 700800# 111-116; 800-900# 88105; 900-1000# 91-95; M&L 2 200-300# 135; 300-400# 131-162.50; 400-500# 116131; 500-600# 110-134; 600-700# 108-115; 700800# 84-99; 800-900# 91; 900-1000# 85; S 1 500600# 110. ROCKINGHAM, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 84 Feeder Steers: M&L 1 800-900# 119; M&L 2 300400# 139. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 300-400# 103; 500600# 100; 600-700# 92. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 600-700# 114-115; 700-


Saturday, June 15th - 10:00 AM 603 Dykers Creek Rd. - Lexington, NC Farm Equipment of Myers McMahan (Deceased) From Lexington take Hwy 64 towards Davie County & turn right onto Dykers Creek Rd. Sale on left.

2440 John Deere Tractor w/146 Front End Loader, 2 Farmall Super A Tractors, Hardee 8ft Bush Hog, 37 Ton Vertical Wood Splitter, 1979 Chevrolet Silverado (46,000+ Miles), Cow Trailer, 472 New Holland Hay Bine, International Model 37 Hay Baler, Hay Tedder, David Bradley Manure Spreader, 3pt. Tiller Tool, Triple Turning Plow, Ford Sickle Mower, Old Hay Rake, 3pt. Cultivator, Hay Spear, Quick Hitch Disc, Carry All w/Sprayer, Wood Splitter, Manatee Boat w/Mercruiser Inboard Motor, Quick Hitch Turning Plow, 3pt. Hitch Disc, 5ft. Bush Hog, 6ft. Bush Hog, 3pt. Scrape Blade, Post Hole Digger, Cow Head Gate, Fence Gates, Fiberglass Extension Ladder, Varmint Traps, Fertilizer Distributor, Cider Press, Push Planters, Push Mower, Street Rod Toy Cars, 5gal.Churn, Produce Scales, Skil Drill Press, 044 & 041 Stihl Chainsaws, Husqvarna Chainsaw, McCulloch Chainsaw, Top Links, Air Impacts, Hand Tools, Air Compressor, Tobacco Setters, Vise, Old Crosley Radio, Grinder, Fence Charger, Wood Plane, Ryobi Sawzall, Drill, Berger Transit, Side-By-Side Hot Point Refrigerator + MUCH MORE!!

Visit Us On TERMS: Cash or Good Check - No Buyers Premium - Food by Hopper's Quick Bite All Items Sold As Is - Where Is - Auction Co. Makes No Guarantees. Keith Yokeley - Auctioneer - NCAL 5323 - NCAF 8708 - Phone: (336) 243-7404

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AUCTIONS 800# 97. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 400-500# 136; M&L 2 500600# 132. WYTHE COUNTY, VA FEEDER CATTLE: 154 Feeder Steers: M&L 1 200-300# 161; 300-400# 156-161; 400-500# 134-140; 500-600# 125-137.50; 600700# 126; 700-800# 115126; 800-900# 117; 9001000# 101; 1000-100# 100; M&L 2 200-300# 156; 300400# 151; 400-500# 135; 500-600# 130; 600-700# 115-129; 700-800# 117-123; 800-900# 103-117.50. Feeder Holstein Steers: L 2-3 200-300# 127; 300400# 99; 400-500# 111; 900-1000# 79.50. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 200-300# 126; 300-400# 125; 400-500# 125; 500600# 125; 600-700# 115; 700-800# 103; M&L 2 400500# 120-130; 500-600# 128; 600-700# 114; 700800# 98. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 200-300# 143; 300-400# 143; 400-500# 126; 500600# 117; 600-700# 115; 700-800# 103; 800-900# 93; 900-1000# 90-102; M&L 2 200-300# 128; 300-400# 152; 400-500# 138; 500600# 117; 600-700# 115117; 700-800# 103; 800900# 90; 900-1000# 92. SLAUGHTER CATTLE HAGERSTOWN, MD SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites to 79; Breakers 7377.50, very hi dress to 92; Boners 74-79, hi dress 7984; Lean 68-72, hi dress 6872; Thin & Light 67 & dn. Bulls: hi dress 1600# at 102.50; Hols. 1800# at 87; YG 1 1390# at 95.50. Fed Steers: Hi Ch Hols. 1200-1325# 105-108. Fed Heifers: Ch 2-4 1100-1300# to 123; L Ch 1175# at 115.50. Calves: Hols. Bull Ret. to Farm No. 1-2 94-116# 180202; 88-92# 157-177; 8486# 112-142; Hols. Swiss Hfr. 116# at 130; Hols. Hfr. 88# at 115; Jersey Hfr. 60# at 130. Slaughter Calves: Gd

80-100# 70-82; 60-80# 5070. SILER CITY, NC SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80% lean 11410-1605# 77.50-82.50; 1570# hi dress 85.50; Boner 80-85% lean 920-1365# 76-82.50; 12101385# hi dress 83-84.50; 1030-1210# low dress 6673; Lean 85-90% lean 795# hi dress 72; 815# lo dress 58. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1195# 98.50; 1380# lo dress 90.50; 1560-1930# 97101.50; 1650-1955# hi dress 107-110.50; 1570-1700# lo dress 85-90. Cows/Calf Pairs: 1. M&L 1-2 1000 middle age cow w/150# calf 860/pr. MT. AIRY SLAUGHTER CATTLE No Report SW VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 313. Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1000-1100# 89.50; 11001300# 96.50; 1300-1500# 88. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% Lean 850-1200# 77.50-86.50; 1200-1600# 80-89; HY 1200-1600# 8494.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 72-83; 12002000# 77-87, HY 12002000# 84-90; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 57-69.50; 850-1200# 63-78. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 88.50-102.50; 1500-2500# 88-108; HY 1000-1500# 102-105; 15002500# 104.50-106.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 7. M&L 1, 6-12 yrs. old, 8301353# 680-950/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 2. M&L 1, 3-8 yrs. old w/200250# calves 900-1400# 1090-1350/pr. Calves Ret. to Farm: 1. Hols. Bulls 100-130# 225. N VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 486. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 86.50-92; 1200-1600# 6986, HY 1200-1600# 77-94; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 64.50-86; 12002000# 72-90.50, HY 1200-

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300-400# 128-129; 400500# 134; 500-600# 113127; 600-700# 104-107.50; 700-800# 90-104; M&L 2 300-400# 140; 400-500# 122-130.50; 500-600# 106115; 600-700# 101-105; 700-800# 97.

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MARKET REPORTS 2000# 77-100; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 60-79; 8501200# 61-84. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 85.50-104; 1500-2500# 86-104.50; HY 1500-2500# 104-112.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 49. M&L 1, few 2, 3-12 yrs. old bred 2-8 mos. 788-1436# 760-1350/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 12. M 1, few M&L 2, 3-10 yrs. old w/80-260# calves 785-1315# 800-1550/pr. Calves Ret. to Farm: 60. Hols. Bulls 70-100# 32.50195/hd; 100-130# 60-197. BLACKSTONE, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 50 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 77.50-89; 1200-1600# 7487.50, HY 1200-1600# 9092; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 73-82; 1200-2000# 73-84, HY 1200-2000# 8589; Lean 85-90W% lean 750-850# 55-67; 850-1200# 55-74. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 87-92; 15002500# 7-91; HY 1500-2500# 92-97.50. FREDERICKSBURG, VA No Report FRONT ROYAL, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: No Report HOLLINS, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 18 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% Lean 1200-1600# 77-84; Boner 80-85% lean 1200-2000# 75-80, HY 1200-2000# 84.50; Lean 8590% lean 850-1200# 69-70. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1500-2500# 98-103. LYNCHBURG, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 134 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 7484; 1200-1600# 72-86; HY 1200-1600# 87-97; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 7484; 1200-2000# 72-82, HY 1200-2000# 83-90; Lean 8590% lean 750-850# 51-62; 850-1200# 55-65. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 84-94; 15002500# 91-98; HY 10001500# 95-99; 1500-2500# 99-103. MARSHALL, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 39 Slaughter Cows: Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 75.50-79; 1200-2000# 75.50-78, HY 1200-2000# 80-81.50; Lean 85-90% lean

850-1200# 60-68.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 94-104; 15002500# 96-102.50. ROCKINGHAM, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 108 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% Lean 1200-1600# 69-71, HY 1200-1600# 7778; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 69-74; 1200-2000# 72-75, HY 1200-2000# 7780; Lean 85-90% lean 750850# 73.50; 850-1200# 666 9 . Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 85.50; 15002500# 86-100. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls 70-100# 32.5075/hd; 100-130# 173. STAUNTON, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 59 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% Lean 1200-1600# 76.50-77, HY 1200-1600# 84.50-89; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 78; 12002000# 74-79.50, HY 12002000# 82-85; Lean 85-90% lean 850-1200# 67-78.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 92-98; 15002500# 89.50-99. TRI-STATE, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 143 Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 8086.50; 1200-1600# 83-89, HY 1200-1600# 92.5094.50; Boner 80-85% Lean 800-1200# 72-80; 12002000# 79-87, HY 12002000# 90; Lean 85-90% Lean 750-850# 57-65; 8501200# 63-70. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 98-102.50; 1500-2500# 95-108. WINCHESTER, VA SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 116. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% Lean 1200-1600# 66-78.50, HY 1200-1600# 80-80.50; Boner 80-85% lean 800-1200# 66-78.50; 1200-2000# 60.50-72.50, HY 800-1200# 81-85; 12002000# 74.50-7750; Lean 8590% lean 750-850# 45-60; 850-1200# 55.50-69. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 79.50-93; 15002500# 82-99; HY 10001500# 95-98; 1500-2500# 100.50-101.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 38. M&L 1, few 2, 2-10 yrs. old, bred 2-9 mos. 945-1715# 735-1160/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 27. M&L 1, few 2, 3-12 yrs. old w/90-2650# calves 8101485# 825-1500/pr.

Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls 70-100# 96-210; 100-130# 147.50-280/hd. WYTHE CO SLAUGHTER CATTLE: 112 Slaughter Steers & Heifers: Steers Ch 2-3 1000-1100# 89.50; 11001300# 96.50; 1300-1500# 88. Slaughter Cows: Breaker 75-80% lean 850-1200# 77.50-86; 1200-1600# 8089, HY 1200-1600# 89.50; Boner 80-85% lean 8001200# 72.50-82; 12002000# 78-83, HY 12002000# 84; Lean 85-90% lean 750-850# 62-69.50; 850-1200# 66-78. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2 1000-1500# 88.50-102.50; 1500-2500# 96-102; HY 1000-1500# 102-105; 15002500# 104.50-106.50. Cows Ret. to Farm: 7. M 1, 6-12 yrs. old 1035-1040# 680-7510/hd; L 1, 6-10 yrs. old, 830-1353# 750-950/hd. Cows w/Calves at Side: 2. L 1, 3 yrs. old w/200# calf, 900# 1090/pr; M 1, 8 yrs. old w/250# calf 1400# 1350/pr.. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls 100-130# 225. HOG REPORT


SILER CITY, NC GOATS: 8 Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Sel 1 20-40# 50-55; 40-60# 70. Yearlings: Sel 1 80-100# 150-165. Does/Nannies: Sel 1 5070# 85-95.

LAMB & GOAT MARKET N VA SHEEP: 28 Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled Ch & Pr 80110# 120-130; Spring, Wooled Gd & Ch 1-3 30-60# 105-135; 60-90# 146; Wooled, Gd & few Ch 1-2 30-60# 125; 60-90# 120146; 90-110# 107. Slaughter Rams/Ewes: 50. Ch 2-4 35-55; Gd 2-4 3064; Util 1-3 36-39; Rams all grades 28-45. S VA SHEEP: No Report HAGERSTOWN, MD LAMBS/SHEEP: 11. Lambs: Ch 50-75# 125137; Gd 50-75# 95-115. Sheep: Ewes 100-125# 55-57. N VA GOATS: 21 Kids: Sel 1-2 20-40# 135200; 40-60# 130; 60-80# 185-265. Slaughter Bucks: Sel 1-2 100-150# 175. Slaughter Does: Sel 1-2 70-100# 190; 100-150# 95125.

SILER CITY, NC SHEEP: 7 Slaughter Lambs: Gd 60-100# 70-100. STAUNTON, VA SHEEP: No Report STAUNTON, VA GOATS: No Report TRI-STATE, VA GOATS: No Report WINCHESTER, VA SHEEP: 41 Slaughter Lambs: Spring, Wooled Ch & Pr 6080# 120-134; 100-125# 125; Spring, Wooled Gd & Ch 1-3 30-60# 134-137.50; 60-90# 133-147.50. Slaughter Rams/Ewes: Ewes Ch 2-4 45; Gd 2-4 3844; Util 1-3 60; Rams all grades 48-65.


WINCHESTER, VA GOATS: 61 Kids: Sel 1 1 20-40# 110150; 40-60# 175-205; 6080# 235; Sel 3 20-40# 100; 40-60# 85-90; 60-80# 75115. Bucks: Sel 1-2 75-110# 85-185; 100-150# 165; 150250# 110. Does: Sel 1-2 50-70# 75120; 70-100# 120-270; 100150# 66-165.





NC SOWS: 300-399# 49.45-66.50; 400-449# 48.99-67.50; 450-499# 48.99-71; 500-549# 59.0772; 550# & up 61-73.









N VA HOGS: No Report



S VA GOATS: No Report

S VA HOGS: No Report


HAGERSTOWN, MD PIGS Pigs & Shoats (/hd): 4560# 56-61, 2 lots 67-78; 7085# 63-71; (/#) 100-130# 76-78, 1 at 92; 150-180# 7275, 2 at 85. Stock Boars: 242# at 35. Short Bred Sows: 200300# 60-62. Butcher Hogs: No. 1-2 220-260# 63-64; No. 1-3 210-260# 59-61; few 350# 53-54. Sows: 3 680-825# 4651.50; 3 400-550# 45-49. Boars: 730# at 12.50.

HAGERSTOWN, MD GOATS: Billies Sel 1 90115# 122-155.


NC GRAIN US 2 Yellow Corn was 910¢ higher. Prices were 7.16-7.61, mostly 7.36-7.56 at the feed mills and 6.877.41, mostly 7.07 at the elevators. US 1 Yellow Soybeans were 32-33¢ higher. Prices were 15.43 at the processors, 15.59 at the feed mills and 14.79-15.49, mostly 15.49 at the elevators. US 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat was 4¢ lower. Prices were 5.44, mostly 5.44 at the elevators. Soybean Meal (f.o.b.) at the processing plants was 507.30/ton for 48% protein. Feed Mills: Bladenboro

7.36, -----, ----; Candor 7.52, -----, ----; Cofield 7.17, 15.59, ----; Laurinburg 7.36, -----, ----; Monroe 7.56, -----, ----; Nashville ----, -----, ----; Roaring River 7.61, -----, ---; Rose Hill 7.36, -----, ----; Selma ----, -----, ----; Statesville 7.16, -----, 7.53; Warsaw 7.36, -----, ----; Pantego #2 7.56, -----, ----. Elevators: Cleveland ----, -----, ----; Belhaven ----, -----, ----; Chadbourn ----, -----, ---; Clement ----, -----, ----; Creswell 7.01, 15.49, ----; Elizabeth City 6.87, 15.34, ---; Greenville ----, -----, ----; Lumberton ----, -----, ----; Monroe ----, 15.24, 5.44; Norwood 7.07, 14.79, ----; Pantego ----, -----, ----; Register ----, -----, ----; Warsaw #2 7.41, -----, ----. Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 15.43, Raleigh, 15.430. RUSHVILLE SEMIMONTHLY HAY AUCTION Prices/ton FOB unless otherwise noted. Delivery beyond 10 miles mostly 2.50/mile. Hay 4 tons. Orchardgrass: Sm. Sq. Gd 5.10/bale 1st cut. Mixed Grass: L Rd. Fair 14/bale. POULTRY REPORT NC BROILERS & FRYERS The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in NC is 2,894,000 head compared to 2,871,000 head last Tuesday. NC EGGS: The market is steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is light. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: XL 143.82, L 143.05 M 117.64 & S 88. NY EGGS Prices are steady. Supplies and offerings are light to moderate for trade needs. Demand is light to mostly moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate. Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade A & Grade A, white eggs in ctns, delivered store door, cents per dz. XL 96-100, L 94-98, M 92-96. FARMERS MARKET

NC STATE FARMERS MARKET Collards (18-20# bx) 10; 10-13; Greens (18-20# bx) Turnip, Mustard, Kale 10; Strawberries (8#) clamshell 12, (8# clamshell organic) 18 Wholesale Dealer Price: Apples (traypack ctn 100 count) WA Red Delicious (traypack ctn) 32-36.85, WA Golden Delicious (traypack ctn) 34-38, Granny Smith WA (traypack ctn) 34-39.50; Gala WA 36-38; WA Fuji (traypack ctn) 36-41; WA Pink Lady (traypack ctn) 3841.50; Asparagus (11# ctn) 30.85-33.75; Bananas (40# ctn) 21-23; Beans: Round Green (1-1/9 bu ctn 23-27, Pole (1-1/9 bu) 34-42; Beets (25# sack) 12.15-22.65; Blueberries (flat 12 1-pt cups 22-30; Broccoli (ctn 14s) 22.85-29.75; Cabbage (50# ctn) 15.75-24.35; Cantaloupe (case 12 ct) 24.15-

27.75, (bin) 250: Carrots (50# sack) 20.75-32; Cauliflower (ctn 12s) 21.95-26; Cherries (16# bx) 48; Celery (ctn 30s) 49.50-64.65; Cilantro (ctn 30s) 19.6528.25; Citrus: Orang-es, CA (4/5 bu ctn) 29.95-40.95, (FLA) (4/5 bu ctn) 21-22; Pink Grapefruit (CA) (4/5 bu ctn) 26-33.15; Tangelos (FL) (80 ct bx) 25-26.95; Lemons (40# ctn) 32-39.35; Limes (40# ctn) 26-38; Oranges (CA) Naval (4/5 bu ctn) 23.05-35.35, (FL) Naval (64 count) 23.05-26.15, Tangelos (80 count) 20, Tangerines (120 count) 22; Corn (ctn 4 ?-5 dz) Yellow 1519.85, White (ctn 4 ?-5 dz) 15-19.85; Cran-berries (24 12 oz pkg) 24.50; Cucumbers (40# ctn) Long Green 21-26; Pickles (ctn 40#) 3034; Eggplant (25# /ton) 2629; Grapes (red seedless) (18# ctn) 28-31, (white

seedless) 28-48.45, (black seedless) 31-44 (Red Globe) 28, (19# ctn); Grapefruit (36 size) 40# ctn 20; Greens: Collard (bu ctn/loose 24s) 10, Kale (ctn/bunched 24s) 10.5517.15; Turnips (bu ctn) 11.55; Honeydews (ctn 5s) 24; Kiwi(Ctn 117s) 15.9516.35; Lettuce (ctn 24s) Iceberg (wrapped) 22.9526.55, Greenleaf (ctn 24s) 21.50-22.50, Romaine (ctn 24s) 23.50-24.50; Nectarines Yellow-white flesh (1/2 bu ctn) 24; Onions, Yellow (50# sack) Jumbo 20.05-21; White (25# sack) 15-21, Red (25# sack) 24-25, Green (ctn 24s) 20.05-28.50, Sweet Onions (40# ctn) 2335.45; PeachesYellow/White Flesh (1/2 bu ctn) 30; Peanuts (35#) Green 53-69; Pears (Bartlett) 16# ctn 34; Bell Peppers-Green (1-1/9 bu

ctn) 27.65-34.35; PeppersRed (11# ctn) 25-32.50, Bell Peppers: Yellow (11# ctn) 25-29; Potatoes (50# ctn) Red size A 18-31.45, Red Size B 19.50-32, White size A 21-27.55, Russett (ID) 1721.45; Radishes (30 6-oz Film bgs) Red 12.95; Plums: red (28# ctn) 27; Squash: Yellow crooked neck (3/4 bu ctn)18-22.05, Zucchini (1/2 bu ctn) 18.95-20; Strawberries (FL/NC/CA) (flat 8 1qt conts) 15-24.15; Sweet Potatoes: Orange (40# ctn) 16-21.45, Sweet PotatoesWhite (40# ctn) 20-20.75, Orange (40# ctn) 16-21.45; Tomatoes: vine ripened XL (25# ctn) 21-27; Tomatoes, Cherry (flat 12 1-pt conts 2024.35; Romas (25# ctn) 2429; Grape(flat 12 1-pt conts) 21-22; Turnips (25# film bg) Topped 10.55-17.15; Watermelons (bin) 200-225.

WESTERN NC FARMERS’ MARKET (Wholesale Apples (traypack ctn) Apples traypack ctn) Red Delicious 26-38, Golden Delicious 32-38, (Bu) Bulk, Rome, Red & Golden Delicious, Stayman, Fuji, Gala 22-28; Bananas (40# bx) 19.50-20; Beans (Bu) Snap 27-28, Halfrunners 32-38; Beets (25# sack) 14.50-15; Broccoli (ctn 12s) 18-21.75; Cabbage (50# sack) 15, (50# ctn/crate)15-17; Cantaloupes (ctn 9-12 count) 16-16.75, (ea) 2.50-3, (bin 120-140 count) 215-225; Carrots (50# sack) 25.75; Cauliflower (ctn) 16.75-20; Citrus: Lemons (ctns 95 count) 29.50-30, (165 count) 30-30.50; Limes (ctn 150/200 count) 38; Navels (4/5 bu) 21.50-22; Cucumbers (1-1/9 bu) Long Green 18.75-21; Picklers (11/9 bu crate) 24-26; Grapes (18# ctn) Red & White Seed-

less 24-30; Lettuce (ctn) Iceburg 17.50-19, Green Leaf 16-18.25, Ro-maine 18-19; Onions (50# bg) Yellow Jumbo 17-18.50; Vidalia Onions, (50# bg) 30-32, (25# bg) 1618; Peanuts, Raw (50# sack) 55-58; Bell Pepper (1-1/9 bu ctn) L & XL 18-22.75; Potatoes, Irish (50# bg) White 1927.50, Red 22-30, Russet 12.50-18; Squash (3/4 bu) No. 1 Yellow Crookneck 17.50-20, (1/2 bu) Zucchini No. 1 15-17; Strawberries (4 qt cont) NC & SC 9-14; Sweet Potatoes (40# bx) Red or Orange #2 12.50-15; Tomatoes, Vine ripe (25# bx) XL & Larger 25-26, M 21.5024; Green 25; Roma 1818.50; Turnips (25# sack) 1213; Watermelons (ea) 4-8.

18.2% higher than the five year average. Lean boneless beef prices in the US have been struggling to get much seasonal traction and the inventory number shows that total boneless beef stocks at 459.8 million pounds were 3.2% higher than a year ago and 25.2% higher than the five year average. Unfortunately the survey does not give much detail as to what kind of boneless beef is in

storage but anecdotal evidence and the price performance indicates that lean beef supplies are heavier than a year ago. Stocks of fat beef trimmings reportedly are back to more normal levels and lower than last year when the LFTB saga caused product to be backed up in freezers across the country. Stocks of beef cuts moved counter seasonally lower, in part because high beef prices

forced end users to deplete inventories. Total inventory of beef cuts at 50.2 million pounds was 30.5% lower than a year ago and 21.8% lower than the five year average. PA Center for Beef Excellence Inc. with information from the CME Report, Cattle Buyers Weekly and other resources. For more information call 717-705-1689.


CBE news for May 29, 2013 The latest cold storage report did little to alleviate market’s concerns about the outlook for meat prices going into the summer months. Cattle futures pulled back yesterday even before the cold storage release. The latest USDA survey indicated that as of April 30, 2013, there were 2.336 billion pounds of beef, pork and poultry in US cold storage inventory, 5.4% higher

than a year ago and 8.2% larger than the five year average. In recent years, the expansion in US meat protein exports, especially in pork exports, has affected the size of the inventory positions since more meat needs to be staged before it is shipped to overseas destinations. However, with pork exports slumping and beef and poultry exports on a softer footing, the big inventory num-

bers likely imply that a larger portion of this supply will have to be absorbed in the domestic market. It is also important to look at the details in the report as the situation for specific items (e.g. wings or bellies) is vastly different. Below are some of the highlights: Beef: Total beef inventory at the end of April was pegged at 510.0 million pounds, 1.5% lower than a year ago but

Webinars to reveal findings about Pennsylvania’s dairy future Webinars to detail findings of comprehensive PA Dairy Futures Analysis A series of 10 webinars will be held over the next four months to detail the findings of the comprehensive “Pennsylvania Dairy Futures Analysis,” completed by the Center for Dairy Excellence, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania and Saint Joseph’s University School of Food Marketing. Webinars will be held at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of every month, with each one reviewing a different portion of the final Penn-

sylvania Dairy Futures Analysis report. The analysis was funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and was a year-long review of historical trends and future projections within Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. The study looked at trends in producer demographics, on-farm production, processing, marketing and consumption patterns. The analysis also identifies necessary interventions to foster growth

and revitalization of the dairy industry in the commonwealth. “The analysis team has put quite a bit of work in this review over the past 12 months, and we are excited to unveil the findings of this research,” said John Frey, executive director of the Center for Dairy Excellence. “We believe it offers a very telling story on the Pennsylvania dairy industry’s historical trends, its strengths, and the opportunities that exist for growth in all sectors of the industry.” Both dairy professionals and individual producers are invited to participate in any or all of the webinars, which will be held both as a conference call and in a webinar format. The webinars will also be recorded

and will be available for later viewing, along with the comprehensive “PA Dairy Futures Analysis” report, at The dates, topics and hosts of the webinars are outlined below. All webinars begin at 2 p.m. To pre-register, email • Friday, June 14, “An Overview of the Analysis Objectives & Findings,” led by Frey and Rebecca White with the Penn State Extension Dairy Team • Friday, June 28, “A Review of the Dairy Producer Survey Results,” led by Frey and Alan Zepp with the Center for Dairy Excellence • Friday, June 12, “Profit Growth Options for Pennsylvania’s

Dairy Industry,” led by White and Dr. David Galligan with University of Pennsylvania • Friday, July 26, “Culling Management Strategies to Maximize Profits in Pennsylvania,” led by Galligan • Friday, Aug. 9, “Reproductive Management Strategies to Achieve a Pregnancy Rate of 25 Percent,” led by Dr. Jim Ferguson with the University of Pennsylvania • Friday, Aug. 23, “Milk Quality Management Strategies to Achieve a SCC of 150,000 or Less,” led by Dr. Mike Kristula, University of Pennsylvania • Friday, Sept. 13, “Milk Yield and Nutritional Management Strategies to Gain 4-5 Pounds in Milk Yield,” led by White and Dr. Lin-

da Baker with the University of Pennsylvania • Friday, Sept. 27, “Heifer Rearing Strategies to Achieve an AFC of 22 Months,” led by Galligan • Friday, Oct. 11, “Milk Processing & Consumption Trends in Pennsylvania,” led by White and Dr. John Stanton with the Saint Joseph’s University School of Food Marketing • Friday, Oct. 25, “A Review of What Labeling Can Do for Pennsylvania Milk Sales,” led by Stanton A copy of the comprehensive “PA Dairy Futures Analysis” will be uploaded prior to the first webinar on June 14. To receive an alert when the analysis is released or to register for any of the upcoming webinars, e-mail

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Fellowship of Christian Farmers Farm Show Report

Kathy Brown, Marcy, NY, shares with a couple young boys at the NY Farm Show in Syracuse, NY.

“The world does not understand theology or dogma, but it understands love.” ~D.L. Moody And we sure have the ultimate message of love: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 (NIV). That’s what we share and people continue to respond. Check out the pictures from the winter farm shows. FCF had a presence at shows in Florida and New York during February and March. We were able to share with

over 6,000 people, with around 400 asking Jesus into their hearts. With all that’s going on in the world around us — several shootings, trials for abortion doctors, and plenty of storms — people have a sense of despair. Only God can fill that need of emptiness. The summer and fall schedule is included for your information. Please stop by and say ‘hi’ — it encourages us. If you like to join us and help at a show, give the Browns a call at 315-736-5964. We are so thankful for all the volunteers who stand beside us, drive trucks and trailers to shows, help set up and staff events, and of course those who pray for FCF.

Jim Credle from Holland Patent, NY, attended the NY Show for the first time as a volunteer. FCF is completed staffed by volunteers. The old saying ‘many hands make light work’ is certainly true.

20th Annual Conference This year’s event will take place Aug. 2-4, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will include: • Tim Haas, featured speaker from Samaritan’s Purse • Educational Workshops • Special Music by the group “Heartsong” • Mission Reports Adults: $225 Children, 12 and older: $80 Registration deadline: July 1 Come early and visit the Creation Museum! Check it out at For more details, contact Dennis Schlagel at 309365-8710 or

Pastor Ric Zacek, Redeeming Love Fellowship Church, Stittville, NY, goes over the bead story with some youngsters. We are always pleased to have pastors volunteer at the shows.

Pioneer Days - Zolfo Springs, FL

Laura Sorentino, Orlando, FL, helped out two days at the Pioneer Days. Families and young people are attracted to our tent and always love to get a free gift. The greatest news of all, Jesus Christ is always shared.

FCF at Pioneer Days, Feb. 28 March 2 in Zolfo Springs, FL. Shown sharing the gospel to two youngsters using our ‘Farmer Andy Doll’ is Ron Herrold from Indiana. Over 1,500 stopped by the FCFI tent.

Fellowship of Christian Farmers take beads to South Sudan Recently Tom DePalma, from Gallupville Gospel Church and the Fellowship of Christian Farmers, went to the South Sudan as an FCFI volunteer. Tom travelled with Water Harvest Ministries (WHI) out of Fort Worth, Texas. WHI drills fresh water wells for villages along with other ministries to the local people. At the present time they are also building a leadership academy. In three villages in which they ministered, the beads were a great hit. One pastor is already using them in teaching his young folks how to share the gospel and lead people to Christ. Tom experienced many miracles while in the Sudan and requests that we pray for the country. A new shipment of beads and rawhide is on the way to the Sudan and will be used to further God’s kingdom.

Veteran worker, Dave Iamelli from Cassville Baptist Church shares with a father and son. It's always great to have families stop by our booth.

Editor’s Comments Planting season should be nearly complete as you read this. Plenty of rain throughout the northeast and in other areas of our country should help in making a good crop. God has some words of advice in Ecclesiastes 11:4, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Sounds like we need to move ahead no matter what we’re working at. In 11:6 “Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow — perhaps it all will.” (The Living Bible). It’s our prayer that you’ll have a great growing season. I’d like to share another scripture that has pricked my spirit, challenged me and impressed upon me the need to reach a needy world with the good news: Ezekiel 22:23-31. Please take a few minutes to read this scripture of God’s displeasure with and warning to his people. Time has a way of repeating itself. As we look at our country today, we find the same shortcomings as in Ezekiel’s time — sin. I believe much of our failings come from our neglect to observe and keep Sunday as a day of rest and keep it holy. Just drive around and you’ll see ball fields, shopping centers, etc. busy but church parking lots empty. We farmers can fall into the same trap. God made Sunday a day of rest. He knew what he was doing. It might do us all some good to take a little time off. How is the younger generation going to learn if we don’t show them by example? Verse 30: “And I sought for

a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but found none.” (KJB) Is that where we find ourselves today? I pray not. It’s time for one Christian to step up before it’s too late. What a terrible situation, that not one man could be found to “stand in the gap.” Makes me wonder if God is viewing our country the same way? The sin in Ezekiel’s day are pale in comparison to what we see today. There’s still time but we need to stand in the gap and sound the warning. And now, a little encouragement for you farmers and others who work so hard. Ecclesiastes 3:1-12: There is a time for everything, planting, reaping, etc. Verse 9 - “What does one really get from hard work?” vs. 12 and 13 “So, I conclude that, first, there is nothing better for a man than to be happy and to enjoy himself for as long as he can; and, second, that he should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of his labors, for these are gifts from God.” (TLB) FCFI is doing all it can to reach as many as possible. We have the good news. Please check out our event schedule and other articles. You’ll be blessed if you join us. For more information please give me a call at 315-7365964. Remember to give Him thanks in all things, Bill Brown

Holmes recently return from Missions trip to Albania

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Albanian SOWERS Team

George and Julie Holmes, Trumansburg, NY, returned from Albania. This was their 19th winter doing missionary work in that struggling country. They work in eight rural farming villages. Now there are two churches in two of the villages for people to attend. The Holmes also have two active children’s meetings going each Saturday. The children are actively learning Bible verses, new Christian songs, listening to Bible stories and playing games. The Albanian SOWERS Team continues with the village work while Holmes are home farming. The SOWERS Team continues with Bible Studies, the two children’s meetings, relationship building and encouraging new believers. While in Albania this winter, the Holmes packaged 2,485 family seed packets. They were distributed at schools and in 23 villages. Each packet included eight vegetables and one flower seed packet. They also gave out 100 pairs of reading glasses to needy senior citizens, held orphan babies at the hospital, and helped a private Eng-

Region Eight 2013 Event Schedule

June June 1-2: Western New York Dairy Festival, Springville, NY 1: Strawberry Fest, Madison, CT 8: Dryden Dairy Day, Dryden, NY 14-15: Strawberry Festival, Owego, NY July July 11-13: Two Cylinder Show, Canandaigua, NY 11-14: Madison County Fair, Brookfield, NY August July 31-Aug. 4: Niagara County Fair, Lockport, NY 2-4: FCFI Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio 3: Old Home Days, Vernon Center, NY 6-8: Empire Farm Days, Seneca Falls, NY 8-17: Skowhegan State Fair, Skowhegan, ME 21-22: Maine Farm Days, Clinton, ME

22-25: Brooklyn Fair, Brooklyn, CT September Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1: New York Festival of Balloons, Dansville, NY 5-8: Hebron Harvest Fair, Hebron, CT 11-12: Oneida-Herkimer Farm Progress Show, Mohawk, NY 14: Cream Cheese Festival, Lowville, NY 17-21: International Plowing Match, Mitchell, ON, Canada 28-29: Apple Fest, Central Square, NY October 11-13: Riverton Fair, Riverton, CT 15-17: Sun Belt Ag Expo, Moultrie, GA 26 Start of ECHO Mission Trip November Oct. 26-Nov 2: ECHO Mission Trip, Fort Meyers, FL 3-9: Reality Ranch Mission Trip, Zolfo Springs, FL

Western NY Farm Show

lish school with conversation. The Holmes also hosted two couples for 16 days. They shadowed the ongoing work in the eight villages, toured historical sites, helped with English classes, and packed seeds. Christian growth was very evident this year. Plus new contacts were not so confrontational, like in the past. God is at work softening hearts of the people to His Gospel. Any questions about the ongoing missionary work in Albania or joining the Holmes in 2014, please contact them at 607-387-6538.

Surviving Life’s Trials by David Porter Trials of life this past year confirm our belief in faith, hope and love offered by our Creator God. Trial 1: Wife is being treated for lung cancer and now has cardiac disease at age 76. I am a 77 year old farmer inflicted in right leg with paralysis from polio in Sept, 1949. We spend six months in Venice, FL where wife receives treatment in wintertime and then return to Adams Center, NY for the summer and six more months on the farm. Our dairy was established in 1939 by my father and mother with 198 acres and 35 cows. We now farm 5,000 acres, milk 1300 cows, and are home to 1800 heifers. Trial 2: Last spring we returned home to find that our son — who was responsible for the outdoor crew, crops, and machinery — had decided to leave the family business and strike out on his own after working for 29 years with his grandfather, dad, and brother. Where would we find a new partner with the knowledge, dedication and integrity of the son leaving? Trust and culture are so important. Should we sell the farm? Ultimately, our remaining son decided to seek a new partner. Our nephew, a Cornell

grad who initially had thought he wanted to farm with us but had left a few years ago to become an insurance agent, was asked to return. When we first approached him about returning to the farm, he declined. A month or so later, he, his wife, and four great kids decided to accept our offer and return to the farm. They also agreed to move into our home and we would move to a smaller, modular home on one of the farms. Where do you put “125 years of stuff?” With help from the family, we will return home all moved into our new home. The two car garage is full and many decisions await our return. Faith can move mountains. The great news is that my nephew called the other day to say that he is convinced he was meant to be a farmer. I knew it all along. Trial 3: The third trial of the summer was arranging the financing for the business so my son’s payout would be accomplished with minimal risk. Deal done. Praise God. Through all the consideration and ‘what ifs,’ the goal was to preserve family relationships. It’s most important to believe in God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and invite the Holy Spirit to live in your heart. Be an overcomer by trusting in Him. Walk in His will.

Blue Grass Festival Brooksville, FL March 21-23 found FCF at the Blue Grass Festival at Sertoma Youth Camp in Brooksville, FL. Pictured are FCF members Herb and Mary Hait, Hobart, NY, Terry and Janet Johnston, Renfrew, ON and Bill and Kathy Brown, Marcy, NY.

Clark Phillips, North Collins, NY works the Western NY Farm Show at the Erie County Fair Grounds, Feb. 7-9. Over 700 people stopped by the booth.

George and Julie Holmes

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USDA provides program updates to sheep industry During their annual trip to Washington, D.C., producer leaders with the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) spent the morning of May 10 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in dialogue with officials from many of the agencies that partner with the association for programs important to wool and sheep production. “The department came to report and listen to the needs and the concerns of the industry,” began Clint Krebs, ASI president. “Multiple speakers from seven different agencies made themselves available for discussion and questions from the nearly 40 sheep producers in attendance at USDA.” “I understand that the sheep industry is being confronted by a lot of challenges beyond imports and predators,” said Edward Avalos, undersecretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs. “Things like lamb prices and high feed costs come to the top of my mind. I am here to let you know that the staff at USDA and I are here to support you. Our top priority is to keep the farmer on the farm.” Avalos pointed out the many tools the agency has available to assist the industry, from knowledgeable, committed employees and Section 32 funding to commending the sheep industry for maintaining long-term relationships with USDA. He referred to a blog discussing a multi-faceted approach to supporting the sheep and lamb industry. The blog is available at 2013/05/09/responding-to-the-challengesof-the-u-s-sheep-andlamb-industry. John Clifford, DVM, deputy administrator for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS), began his presentation by updating the producers from nearly 20 states that the measured prevalence of scrapie has been reduced by 96 percent since 2003. The prevalence of scrapie is now .006 percent or, more clearly stated, only one in every 20,000

sheep is inflicted with scrapie. There are currently four confirmed cases of scrapie in sheep and goats in the United States — three in sheep and one in goats. Revisions to the import regulations for sheep and sheep products should be published for comment by the end of the year, according to Clifford. Sheep and sheep product export opportunities will become easier to address when the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) changes the BSE classification for the United States. A vote on a new BSE classification for the United States is expected at the OIE meeting later in May. Clifford stated he was very pleased with the work of the federal-stateindustry partnership that has led to the current low prevalence of scrapie and that the hard work through those joint efforts, along with past appropriated federal funds, got us to this point. He also commented that as the prevalence of scrapie reduces, it takes more surveillance to find the last pockets of infection (a needle in a haystack scenario) and thus more funding is needed in the future. Commenting on sheepmeat exports, Clifford stated that he has met with Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) and U.S. trade representative staff and expressed APHIS/VS willingness to proceed with those agencies towards efforts to open trade channels. “A call for nominations to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) and to the American Lamb Board (ALB) was posted,” began Craig Morris, Ph.D., deputy administrator, Livestock and Seed Division, Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS). Morris emphasized his excitement that AMS and the industry, through funding received from ALB and NSIIC, will be conducting a field trial very soon on the instrument evaluation of lamb carcasses. The project will be a twophased approach to hopefully finalize an AMS voluntary standard for yield and quality and to evaluate the benefits and return on the invest-

ment to the industry. AMS continues to analyze the current Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) system for lamb and how it can make more lamb marketing data available to the industry. Some new reporting recommendations will require a change in the regulations; therefore, the importance of open dialog between the industry and the agency at this time was stressed. Current discussions include updating regulatory guidelines to better reflect the current industry structure by adjusting the reporting volume thresholds, changing report categories and descriptors to reflect current marketing practices in an effort to provide more accurate and usable market information and consolidating reports and/or sections of reports (internal and external) to ensure market data is reported. “We appreciate the hard work that Secretary Avalos and Dr. Morris are doing for the industry,” mentioned Krebs. “They are in the process of making changes to LMR and acknowledged our request for a $5 million section 32 purchase to help strengthen lamb prices at the farm and ranch gate that continue to be under the cost of production.” “I am familiar with ASI because of the wool programs that are funded through our Market Access Program, Quality Samples Program and Foreign Market Development program,” began Suzanne Heinen, administrator, FAS. “I would look forward to the same relationship with your industry if we are able to move lamb trade forward through FAS.” Exports to Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the European Union (EU) were discussed as the sheep industry has identified these markets as highpriority export opportunities for lamb. Japan has restricted lamb imports because of the incident of BSE in an imported cow back in 2003. Even though some categories of beef have since been approved for import, lamb remains locked out of this mar-

ket. Japan is expected to continue to expand its list of importable products as it opens up its borders to more U.S. products. Opening up lamb exports to Taiwan is in progress. APHIS has completed its portion of a questionnaire received from Taiwan to allow lamb imports and has forwarded the paperwork on to the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to finalize the document. There are a number of challenges when looking into the European market. The EU runs a hormone-free program. Even though there are no sheep-labeled hormones sold in the United States, because there is one registered for this country, the current EU regulations disallow sheepmeat imports. It will likely be necessary to either use a certification program, as is done in the cattle industry, or eliminate the approval of a product in order to enable exports to the EU. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) occupies 90+ locations while working on more than 800 separate research projects, Steve Kappes, Ph.D., deputy administrator, Animal Production and Protection, told attendees. Research funding is being squeezed and, therefore, two sheep programs, one in Wyndmoor, PA, and one in Booneville, AR, are on the FY-2014 research facility closure list. “The news that the sheep industry could be losing the wool research lab in Pennsylvania after the scientists were able to make a break threw on keratin research that the rest of the world has been trying to come up with for years is very disappointing,” related Krebs. The research to understand the relationship between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep continues to move forward. Kappes iterated that with 48 percent of all domestic sheep spending some time on public lands, this remains a critical area. The sheep industry provides an economic benefit of $232 million at the farm gate and $576 million in supported economic activities. One of the latest find-

ings is that bighorn sheep are not necessarily more susceptible to pneumonia than domestic sheep; their immune system has less exposure to it than other animals resulting in a much different result. The next step in the research is to do more proximity testing in range environments versus in confinement and investigate potential mitigations to disease development. Other sheep projects underway across the country include an easy care sheep project targeted to reduce labor costs, identifying the genetic marker to reduce the risk of OPP, including lifetime productivity and parasite resistance. Larry Mitchell, administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), discussed the open investigation underway pertaining to lamb markets. Producers, feeders and processors have been interviewed as well as the data from AMS and Risk Management Administration. “Although no conclusions have yet been determined, to date, we have not identified any market manipulation,” said Mitchell. “We will continue to review all of the data and look at any contradictory information in hopes of completing our report by the end of the month and making it public after that.” He believes the result

of the investigation will show that a number of factors caused the price crash including the severe drought in the United States, weather patterns across the world, the value of the U.S. dollar in the international market, the number of lambs in the feedlots and the number of large lambs, to name a few. Covering the issues within APHIS’s Wildlife Services (WS) was Janet Bucknall, deputy director, Wildlife Operations. WS is one of the few agencies anticipating an increase in funding for the next fiscal year to cover a program to reduce feral swine in 35-38 states. WS is also field testing European breeds of guard dogs for use against wolf depredation in Montana as a pilot. Additional breeds of guard dogs will soon be coming to the United States to be field tested in Idaho, Wyoming or Washington. According to Bucknall, WS is on the brink of field testing para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) on coyotes. PAPP is being pursued as a complimentary tool to the other predacides available to ranchers. It is expected that trials will begin in 2014. “Our industry has friends at USDA,” concluded Krebs. “We appreciated the progress report on our requests to support the lamb market.” Source: ASI Weekly, May 10

ASA releases positions on amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill The Senate wrapped up the first portion of its debate on amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill on May 23. Senators filed more than 200 amendments to alter certain aspects of the legislation before it comes to a final vote. There are some of these amendments that soybean farmers support and some that they oppose. ASA compiled a list of the amendments currently filed in the Senate that the association supports and opposes. ASA reminds members that in order to see a farm bill signed into law that represents the

interests of soybean farmers, we must ensure that amendments to scale back programs like crop insurance, place unscientific regulations on biotech crops, hamper trade or restrict the growth of biodiesel are opposed. ASA encourages farmers to visit the Soy Action Center to send ASA’s position on these amendments to their Senators. Source: ASA Weekly Leader Letter for Thursday, May 23

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Angus juniors ‘Raise the Bar’ at Virginia Tech Leadership event in Blacksburg, VA brings together 24 junior Angus leaders The future of the American Angus Association® is bright. That’s

because Angus juniors from across the country are participating in events to continue learning about the industry and expanding their leadership potential. Most recently, National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members met May 3-5 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA to participate in a Raising the Bar conference. “The Raising the Bar conferences allow Angus juniors to interact outside of the showring and

learn about more indepth beef industry issues,” says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association director of junior activities. “These opportunities give them a chance to expand their knowledge outside of the everyday classroom.” Throughout the weekend, 24 Angus junior leaders, officers and advisors from seven state junior Angus associations toured Virginia Tech and area Angus operations, heard from in-

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dustry experts, participated in leadershiptraining workshops and spent an evening bowling on campus. Participants made stops at the Kentland Farm, where they learned about feeding different hay types during a cow’s breeding cycle and fetal sexing; visited the Daltons on the Sycamore farm, where they toured the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, a new multipurpose facility in Southern Virginia; and also visited the Big Spring Mill, a fifth-generation feed and flour mill. On the Virginia Tech campus, juniors met with the Virginia Tech Beef Leadership Council about the importance of beef advocacy; heard from agricultural professor Paige Pratt about the importance of evaluating cattle with expected progeny differences (EPDs); and met with David Kohl about the optimistic future of agriculture.

Angus youth gathered at the 2013 National Junior Angus Association Raising the Bar Officers Training. Pictured front row from left: Meghan Blythe, White City, KS; Sarah Harris, Buchanan, VA; Courtney Pooton, Sperryville, VA; Lindsey Fenster, Buchanan, VA; and Daniel Brown, Boone, NC. Second row from left: Caroline Maxey, Chatham, VA; Helena St. Clair and Morgan Alexander, both of Berryville, VA. Third row from left: Sally Yon, Ridge Spring, SC.; Kendra Merriman, Lowell, MI; Katelyn McCoy, La Grande, OR; Catie Hope, Berryville, VA; and Dan Eversole, Virginia Tech Professor. Fourth row from left: Jake McCall, Greenville, VA; Cody Boden, Clear Brook, VA; and Michael Cropp, Damascus, MD. Back row from left: John Knight, Montpelier, VA; Shane Heizer, Hagerstown, MD; and Mark Alexander, Berryville, VA. Photo courtesy of American Angus Association

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Thurs., June 20, 2013 9:30 AM Preview & Pre-Registration: Wed. June 19th, 10 - 4 PM & Auction Day 8 AM Complete Liquidation of Tree & Landscape Company To Include: Late Model Trucks, Bucket Trucks, 90' Crane Truck, Service Trucks, Dumps, Trailers, Cat Excavator, Rubber Track Skid Steers, Logging Truck, Stump Grinders, Chippers, Compressors, Complete Repair Shop, Chainsaws, Nursery Inventory, Block, Pavers, Brick, Support Equipment, Trees, Fertilizers, 20' & 40' Steel Storage Containers, Comm. Mowers & More... Also Offered At 11:45 AM: 4 Prime Properties: Beautiful Home With Barn, Commercial Nursery With Pole Barn & Repair Shop, 17+- Acres Prime Land With Lg. Pond & 6 Acre Parcel Land. Personal Property Terms: Full Payment Within 30 Min. of Auction. Cash, MC, Visa, Disc., Debit Card or Ck w/Bank Ltr of Guarantee. 16% BP, 3% BP Disc. Cash/Ck w/Bk Ltr. Everything Sells "AS IS". "WHERE IS" To Highest Bidder. RE Subject To Seller Approval. No Deposit at Registration. See Web Sites For Internet & Real Estate Registration & Terms.

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COMBINES JD 9660STS 1900 hrs beautiful unit H000752 (B)..........................$243,063 Case IH 6088 2009, 1490 eng. hrs, 998 rotor hrs, MFD, 18.4x42 w/ duals, straw chopper, lateral tilt feeder w/2speed header (C)...$213,313 Case IH 8010 4WD 1500 hrs H000500 (A)..............................$156,250 Case IH 8010 2003, 1200 hrs U17986 (B) ...............................$160000 Lexion 570R straw walker, 2400 hrs H000246 (B)......................$135,000 JD 9650STS 2WD H000127 (H) .........................................................$75,000 JD 9610 H000605 (B).........................................................................$56,250 JD 9500 1996 H000603 (B)......................................................$41,250 COMBINE HEADS Case IH 983 corn head (A)..........................................................$3,995 Gleaner 630 6RN corn head off N-Series combine U19334 (A) ...$5,000 IH 963 6R head 1986 U12223 (B) ...............................................$5,384 Case IH 1063 corn head U12110 (B) ..........................................$5,384 Case IH 1063 corn head 1993 U12213 (B) .................................$8,995 Case IH 1083 8R corn head 1991 U12202 (B) ..........................$18,995 Case IH 2212 12R corn head H001428 (B) ...............................$33,750 Case IH 2062 platform head H000496 (AC) ..............................$37,500 Case IH 1020 1993, 25ft 3”knives w/Crary air reel, 1 yr old U87319 (C) ...............................................................................$19,913 Case 1020 flex head H001706 (B) ............................................$14,286 Case IH 2020 U17581 (B).........................................................$20,634 Case IH 2212 corn head (B)......................................................$32,500 Case IH 3412 12R corn head 2008 U11560 (B) ........................$56,250 Geringhoff Northstar 120 2008 (B) .........................................$56,250 JD 625 flex head 25’ H001505 (B)..............................................$9,995 RS70 header cart - fits 2062 platform head H000499 (AC)........$1,995 SP FORAGE HARVESTERS NH 2115 with heads H000918 (B)......................................................$39,995 JD 6810 fwd with KP and rotary corn, p/u heads H001548 (B)..$62,500 Claas 870 eng and cutter drum rebuilt, new knives and shearbar, all new wear liners U11254 (B)....................................................$106,000 Claas 870 2850 eng hrs, 2100 cutter head hrs, 800x65R32 drive, 540x65R24 steer tires, rear hydr, auto lube, KP (C)..................$139,900 Claas 870 2004 U17760 (A) ...................................................$149,900 Claas 860 1996 3787 hrs U19332 (AC) ....................................$59,995 Claas 850 2005 U12206 (B) ...................................................$125,000 Claas 870 2005 1139hrs new Scherer KP U11214 (B)............$150,000 Claas 890 2004 Speedstar H000126 (AC) ..............................$109,900 Claas 900 2003 4000 hrs H000228 (A) ..................................$120,410 Claas 900 2006 3320 eng hrs, 2781 cutter hrs, 800x65R32 50%, 540x65R24 50%, auto lube, cracker, U16177 (C) ....................$175,913 Claas 970 2009, Scherer KP, 4WD, cameras H002256 (AC) ....$256,250 Claas 960 2009, Scherer KP, 4WD, cameras H002257 (H) ......$287,500, Claas 960 2009 1900 hrs U17232 (AC) ..................................$287,500 HAY FORAGE HEADERS Claas PU300 1996 U16151 (C)...................................................$7,500 Claas PU300 2000 U19534 (A)...................................................$6,995 Claas PU380 2008 U15392 (B).................................................$15,385 Claas PU380 2005 U17983 (AC)...............................................$18,700 Claas PU380 2006 H000131 (AC).............................................$18,900 Claas PU380 2005 (A)..............................................................$19,900 Claas PU380 2005 (A)..............................................................$19,900 CORN FORAGE HEADERS Claas RU450 2003 U11189 (B).................................................$37,500 Claas RU450 2002 U11255 (B).................................................$38,750 Claas RU450 extra (A) ..............................................................$39,900 Claas RU450 U11188 (H) .........................................................$41,250 Claas RU450 extra (A) ..............................................................$42,500 Claas RU600 (A).....................................................................coming in Claas RU600 2001 H000128 (AC) ............................................$29,900 Claas RU600 U15836 (AC) .......................................................$47,368 Claas orbis 600 U15598 (AC)...................................................$61,250 MOWER CONDITIONERS NH 1441 2006, 16ft discbine, has shear hubs, rubber rolls (C) ..$24,888 Case IH DCX131 2004 U12232 (B)...........................................$18,571 Hesston 1365 2004 15’ hydro swing U11555 (B) .....................$17,460 Claas 3050C front mower U17567 (C) ......................................$16,239

MOWER CONDITIONERS continued Hesston 1365 U11555 (B)........................................................$15,714 Taarup 4036C merger on rear 2000 U15363 (AC).....................$12,900 Krone Big “M” 2002, 1460 eng hrs, 1052 cutter hrs, auto lube, 700/50R26 60%, 600/25R26.5 60% (C)....................................$59,900 Case 8870 1999 H001723 (AC) ................................................$12,900 NH 116 16ft sickle bar, hydra swing, good shape (C)...................$8,547 RAKES/TEDDERS/MERGERS JD 705 double roll bar rake, 2000 H002073 (AC) ........................$6,995 H&S BF12H 2000, 12 whl bifold rake U07508 (C) .......................$7,995 Claas 3000 2004, rake U01206 (AC) ........................................$37,500 Claas 3000 2009, rake U01207 (AC) ........................................$44,500 Kuhn 7302 twin rake U19190 (albany ) ......................................$9,462 Kuhn GA4120TH rake H001473 (B)............................................$7,143 Kuhn GA4120TH rake H001474 (B)............................................$7,143 Kuhn GF222T rake 2010 H001926 (AC)......................................$2,000 Harley MX7H landscape rake N93969 2008 (BG) .......................$7,400 Krone KWT8.80 tedder 28ft. 2004 U02159 (H) .........................$11,750 Miller Pro 7916 merger H002241 (B) .......................................$11,429 BALERS NH 855 coming in.......................................................................$5,833 JD 457 twine baler .................................................................coming in JD 346 wire baler with 1/4 turn bale chute H000390 (B).............$6,154 Case IH RBX 442 round baler 2005 (A).......................................$8,883 NH 74A 4x5 round, wide sweep pu 2007, twine & netwrap (C)..$18,813 Case LBX 432 square baler 2004 U15420 (B)...........................$62,500 DISKS Athens 167 H001293 (H)............................................................$3,995 White 270 rock flex, 24ft, rear hitch & hydraulics H001759 (C)...$5,295 Krause 3954WR (A) .................................................................$14,900 Krause 3950 21ft disk harrow H001679 (B) .............................$15,428 Gentil II 22.5ft, single roll w/coulter cart, straight coulters on front, tine are 7” (C) ...........................................................................$24,400 Krause 2400 25ft (B)................................................................$25,000 Krause 8200-38 disk H001305 (B)...........................................$43,125 Krause 8300 28ft H001052 (B) ................................................$44,700 Sunflower 1435-30 2010 H000969 (AC)..................................$33,125

SKID STEERS continued Case SR220 Cornell lease returns, low hrs, (A) for details Case SR220 2012 H001581 (B)................................................ $30,306 Case 420 4200 hrs 60” bkt s/n N7M466586 U22497 (C).......... $12,500 Case 430 (A) ............................................................................ $11,500 Case 420 2006 H001588 (B) .................................................... $14,286 TRACTORS Ford 7700 4WD H001481 (B).................................. $13,571 Case IH Farmall 95 ROPS, 2 remotes, 419 hrs, 2WD, 540/1000 PTO, 18.4x34 with LX730 loader and 83” bkt, like new H001010 (C). $33,333 Case IH JX1080U cab, 942 hrs, 2 remotes 24x24 power shuttle, 2WD, 540/1000 PTO, air seat, 16.9x30, 9.5L s/n HJT079387 (C)........ $29,513 JD 4320 1971, 9801 hrs, w/ldr H001407 (AC) .......................... $14,286 Case IH Maxxum 5140 1990, 9163 hrs H001813 (A)............... $25,000 JD 8430 w/30.5x32 singles, 2 remotes, 3pt. w/quick hitch (A).. $15,900 Steiger ST310 20 speed, 20.8x38 (C)....................................... $23,810 JD 9100 2001 4WD 6200 hrs, bareback, H000493 (A).............. $65,000 Case Puma 195 2010, 794 hrs H000538 (AC)........................ $143,750 Case IH STX375 full auto guidance ........................................ $112,500 Case IH 400 Steiger 2011 PTO, 550 hrs H000526 (A) ............ $250,000 Case IH 7230 H002240 (B)....................................................... $34,900 SPRAYERS / APPLICATION EQUIPMENT Rogator 874 sprayer H000778 (B).......................................... $155,250 Rogator 854 1997, 60/80ft. booms, 3-way nozzles, 60ft on 20” & 30” spacing, 80ft on 20” spacing only, 750 gal stainless tank, chem inductor, foam markers, 3329 hrs, Raven 460 controller (C) ...... $47,813 BBI Liberty 6 ton, 1000 PTO like new (C) ................................. $17,200 BBI Liberty fert spreader H001923 (B) ..................................... $14,236 MISCELLANEOUS Landpride RCM5615 15ft bush hog N88227 (C) Genesis Tillage 40ft C flex head, 2007 H000157 (B) ................$25,000 Meyers 2636 spreader 2004 U06904 (B)....................................$5,018 Claas kernal processor 2005 U11616 (B) .................................$5,128 Claas processor fits Jaguar 860 U00703 (AC) ...........................$8,995 Grouser blade, 16ft. U17184A (AC) ..........................................$18,045 Keenan FP230 feeder mixer U15285 (AC) ................................$25,000

PACKERS / CRUMBLERS Brillion XL108 27ft packer H002053 and H002239 (B).............$16,429 Brillion 12ft packer H000688 (H)................................................$1,666 DMI 110 1998 H001720 (AC)......................................................$8,950 Unverferth 1225 28ft rolling harrow, 1 yr old H001933 (C) .......$17,900 FIELD CULTIVATORS Wilrich 20’ field cultivator H001204 (B)......................................$8,923 DMI TM 1995 30’5” w/hitch and hydraulics H000958 (A) .........$10,000 Ezee on 3500 H001292 (AC ) ...................................................$11,000 JD 980 24.5ft walking beams center and wings, 3R coil tine, hitch and hydraulics, like new (C) ......................................................$25,213 Krause 5630 32ft field cult. 3 bar spike-rebuilt 2 yrs ago, walking beams (C) .................................................................................$25,713 JD 2210 30ft 2007, walking beams, 4 bar tine harrow (C) ........$31,413 Case IH Tigermate 42ft, coil tines H001374 (B) .......................$31,350 JD 726-24 3R remlinger, homeade rear hitch 2006 H001983 (AC)..$25,900 EZZE-ON 5100-18 4 row remlinger, rear hitch, 9” sweeps 1990 H001984 (AC) ...........................................................................$13,200 PLANTERS / GRAIN DRILLS Case IH 1250 12R, front fold, single fert dic, double seed opener, liquid fert, AFS Pro monitor U07648 (C) ...................................................... call JD 1750 planter H001424 (AC) ................................................. $10,000 JD 7200 conservation vaccum planter, liquid double disk, bug boxes, mechanical drive, seed disk, 6R, s/n 665116 (C) ....................... $21,413 Case IH SDX30 grain drill w/box H001787 (B) .......................... $62,500 SKID STEERS Case 450CT track loader 2006 U75005 (E)............................... $27,778 Case 445CT track loader 2008 N36866 (BG) ............................ $42,778 Cat 242B 2005, 3471 hrs, U57008 (E) ...................................... $20,556

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After-hours support: You always have help with your equipment emergencies. Adams Center: 315.408.6381 Albany: 518.365.3174 Auburn: 315.374.6287 Batavia: 585.746.1670 Binghamton: 607-349-5030 Canandaigua: 585.303.6270 Elmira: 607.481.0095 Hornell: 607.661.0393 “We’re there to keep you doing your job.”

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