16 January 2012 Section One of One Volume 29 Number 43
Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture
Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds
Goat hoof care and foot rot prevention ~ Page 4 Nonnewaug’s agriscience program tops in statewide assessments ~ Page 3
Featured Columnist: Lee Mielke
Mielke Market Weekly 18 Crop Comments 6 Auctions Classifieds Farmer to Farmer Vermont DHIA
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“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
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Manage your farm enjoyably, profitably and ecologically by Sanne Kure-Jensen Have you reached the end of the “busy season” exhausted and at odds with your family and business partners; do you dread tax season? Every day producers juggle life and farming — social relationships, financial success and environmental stewardship. “There is a better way,” says Seth Wilner, farmer and University of New Hampshire Extension Educator specializing in Whole Farm Planning. On Dec. 9, Wilner led the first of four Holistic Management workshops at the University of Rhode Island. These handson, interactive sessions help farmers accomplish more and enjoy their chosen work. Two sessions address Problem Solving and Strategic Decision Making and two focus on Financial Planning using the Holistic Management process. Quality of Life and Farm Goals It is easier to manage life and your farm if everyone on your farm is on the same page and is clear what the farm is managing towards. All potential changes in farm management or new ventures should be weighed against the overall Farm Goal and Future Farm Plan. Elements in a Whole Farm Goal are based on the values of the farmers. You can define what you want your life to be like on the farm and manage your farm towards this life. To develop a farm goal and whole farm plan, consider the resources you already have and who the key decision makers are. Things to consider are: • Decision Makers: Family members, staff and business partners are often involved in decision making and farm planning. • Resource Base: This includes land, livestock, farm buildings, home, vehicles, tractors, equipment and other assets. • People who influence or are influenced by our decisions: Your network offers great resources for information and marketing potential. This can include Extension Agents, NRCS staff, veterinarians, fertilizer and seed sales staff, neighbors (farmers and nonfarmers), friends, associations, customers and parents. • Skills: Your family and staff have many skills beyond what they are currently utilizing or were hired for. • Assets: Consider all inventory and streams of income, loans, bank accounts, credit cards and credit lines. This includes off-farm income,
Seth Wilner, farmer and University of New Hampshire Extension Educator specializing in whole farm planning, recently led the first of four Holistic Management workshops at the University of Rhode Island. Photo by Sanne Kure-Jensen checking and savings accounts and income from sale of farm products. Wilner recommends several ways to get the Whole Farm Goal and Farm Plan conversation started. While doing a tedious chore ask, “What else s t i n k s a r o u n d here?” and while doing a fun chore ask, “What else do we love about this job?” When you g a t h e r around a holiday table with the whole family ask, “Where do you see the farm in five years, in 20?” You can ask children, “Do you want to come back to the farm after college? Do you want to be active in major decisions or daily choices on the farm?” Discuss what happens if one child wants the farm and others do not; what role, obligations or privileges should other siblings have if they do not want to actively run the
farm? You can ask your parents how long they want to work and manage the farm, and have they thought about other adventures or travel they might desire? Think of all the things that deplete you and make the opposite your goal. For example: chaos, conflict, anger wasted time, financial stress and being tired all pull you d o w n ; proactive goals can include respect, working well together, efficien~ Seth Wilner cy, making a decent profit and having family leisure time. Are you making any money? When Wilner asks farmers, “What does it cost you to raise a dozen ears of corn?” he is amazed that most cannot answer. How can farmers decide whether to add or shrink the acreage in a crop
While doing a tedious chore ask, “What else stinks around here?” and while doing a fun chore ask, “What else do we love about this job?”
without knowing if it is a profitable crop in the first place? Farm data collection should provide enough information to determine if each current crop, herd or project actually makes any money. Wilner recommends “The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff — and Making a Profit” by Richard Wiswall as a step by step guide to creating a business plan with data collection templates. Wiswall’s 27 years at Cate Farm guides his advice on efficient, profitable vegetable production as well as better employee and financial management. Once appropriate data collection is in place, each crop or herd or project (farm enterprise) can be evaluated against the Farm Goal. Is this crop or project helping us work towards our goal? Is this crop or project profitable? Shall we grow, shrink or change to achieve our goals? Promotion versus Production We could run ads and a clever marketing campaign to sell more products. We could increase production and use more land, resources and time to fulfill that demand. Would this get us closer or further
from our Whole Farm Goal and improve the quality of our farm and environment? Many farmers decide to down side or shift their crop mix after careful analysis of their Return on Investment (ROI) in effort, time and money as well as the impact on their family and environment. “We drive the farm business, it shouldn’t drive us,” urged Wilner. Whole Farm Goal Your family, staff and business partners can all benefit from a simple Management Plan covering everything under your control. This internal document will not be shared with customers or the public. The Whole Farm Goal should include the Quality of Life values that you and your fellow decision makers strive for. Describe “What” rather than “How” you will achieve those values and include your infrastructure needs as well as relevant policies and procedures. You may also describe the future farm landscape you are managing towards. Wilner recommends learning about the biodynamic Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, NY. Their website at www.roxburyfarm.com describes their communication practices, harvesting techniques and includes some theory of holistic management documents. Business Plan If you have ever tried to seek outside funding, you know better results come with a well developed Business Plan and/or Farm Plan. Future sessions will guide farmers through development of this valuable tool. Seth Wilner teaches beginning farmers, consults with established farmers, grows non-certified organic vegetables for nearby restaurants and has worked with the UNH Cooperative Extension since 2000. For more information, contact Wilner via e-mail at Seth.Wilner@unh.edu, at 24 Main Street, Newport, NH 03773-1515 or call 603-8639200. The next three sessions are: Problem Solving with Holistic Management on Jan. 20, and Financial Planning with Holistic Management on Feb. 3 and March 2. Each session will run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include lunch at URI’s East Farm, Building No. 75, Kingston, RI 02881. The cost is $20 per person per workshop payable to URI. Mail checks to, URI Cooperative Extension, 3 East Alumni Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881. For questions or more information, call 401-874-2967.
Farmers need to fight hyper regulation with involvement Farmers need to commit their time, energy, money and best thinking if they want to stop the proliferation of federal regulations that threaten their businesses, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said at the American Farm Bureau Federation 93rd Annual Meeting. “This isn’t academic folks,” said Reed Rubinstein, senior counsel for the Chamber of Commerce. “When the federal government exercises its authority, it can send you to jail. We are all one regulation away from being out of business.” Most of the “hyper regulation” currently affecting farm-
ers stems from expansion of environmental law, he said, but new health care regulations and financial reform will add to their regulatory burden in the next five to 10 years. Increasingly, the Environmental Protection Agency is emphasizing ecological sustainability of agriculture in its regulatory programs, based on what it says are public concerns, Rubinstein said. “Translation: ‘You need somebody to tell you how to run your business because you’re not doing it in the right way,” he said. “But who’s going to decide what ‘sustainable’ means?” EPA also is having internal
discussions about moving away from place-based regulations supported by science to a holistic approach, which includes concern for social issues in writing regulations, he said. Farmers need to get engaged in these issues, Rubinstein said, and comment on proposed regulations at every level of government. Hyper regulation is also a state and local issue, he emphasized. Farmers need to be willing to serve on federal and local advisory panels that draft and review regulations, and file lawsuits if necessary. “If you’re not in there punching, you don’t have a
chance,” he said. In addition to responding, farmers and ranchers need to be proactive in addressing issues, he said. “We all want clean water, clean air,” he said. “We need to ask, ‘how do we work together to achieve it’” in a way that doesn’t handicap farmers’ ability to grow food. Rubinstein also encouraged farmers and ranchers to support legislation that would regulate how EPA settles lawsuits filed against it. Often environmental groups sue the agency to advance their agenda and EPA settles the lawsuits in a manner that establishes the regulatory control
the groups wanted. Farmers can find coalition partners in other groups that feel as strongly as they do about private property rights, he suggested. There also is value in publicizing excessive regulations, Rubinstein said, such as EPA’s plan to regulate spilled milk under the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures program. The agency backed off the chage when the plan was brought to the attention of the general public. “Sunshine is a great disinfectant when it comes to government actions,” he said.
Streamlined, modernized department central to 21st Century USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must be built to meet the evolving needs of a 21st century agricultural economy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Jan. 9 in presenting USDA’s Blueprint for Stronger Service, a plan that helps producers continue to drive America’s economy by streamlining operations and cutting costs. “The USDA, like families and businesses across the country, cannot continue to operate like we did 50 years ago,” said Vilsack. “We must innovate, modernize, and be better stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars. We must build on the record accomplishments of farm communities in 2011 with a stronger, more effective USDA in 2012 and beyond.” The Blueprint for Stronger Service is based on a Department-wide review of operations conducted as part of the Administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste, launched by President Obama and Vice President Biden to make government work better and more efficiently for the American people. The agency took a hard look at all USDA operations, from headquarters to field offices. The end result is a plan that will create optimal use of USDA’s employees, better results for USDA customers, and greater efficiencies for American taxpayers. The USDA will close 259 domestic offices, facilities and labs across the country, as well as seven foreign offices. In some cases, offices are no longer staffed or have a very small staff of one or two people; many are within 20 miles of other USDA offices. In other cases, technology improvements, advanced service centers, and broadband service have reduced some need for brick and mortar facilities. When fully implemented, these actions along with other recommended changes will provide efficiencies valued at about $150 million annually — and eventually more based on future
realignment of the workforce — and will ensure that USDA continues to provide optimal service to the American people within available funding levels. These actions and plans to close or consolidate facility, office and lab operations will impact USDA headquarters in Washington and in 46 states and 1 U.S. territory. • Farm Service Agency (FSA): Consolidate 131 county offices in 32 states; more than 2,100 FSA offices remain throughout the United States • Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS): Close 2 country offices; more than 95 FAS offices remain throughout the world • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): Close 15 APHIS offices in 11 states and 5 APHIS offices in 5 foreign countries; more than 560 APHIS offices remain throughout the United States and 55 remain throughout the world • Rural Development (RD): Close 43 area and sub offices in 17 states and U.S. territories; approximately 450 RD offices remain throughout the United States. • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Close 24 soil survey offices in 21 states; more than 2,800 NRCS offices remain throughout the United States • Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): Close 5 district offices in 5 states; 10 district offices remain throughout the United States • Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Close 12 programs at 10 locations; more than 240 programs remain throughout the United States • Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS): Close 31 field offices in 28 states; 32 FNCS offices will remain throughout the United States The Blueprint for Stronger Service details 133 recommendations that affirm processes already in place, as well as 27 initial improvements, and other, longer-term improvements. For more information, visit www.usda.gov/strongerservice.
Nonnewaug High School’s Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program was recently recognized for outstanding results for student performance on the 2011 Connecticut Statewide CTE Assessments taken last spring. Pictured, from left to right, are NHS Principal Andrew O’Brien, Woodbury FFA Chapter President Becca Espitee, and Agriscience Program Director and Animal Science Teacher William Davenport.
Nonnewaug’s agriscience tops in statewide assessments Nonnewaug High School’s Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program was recently recognized for outstanding results for student performance on the 2011 Connecticut Statewide CTE (Career and Technical Education) Assessments taken last spring by all senior agriscience students in the 19 regional agriscience programs throughout the state. At the annual Career and Technical Education Conference held recently in Farmington, Nonnewaug High School was recognized for being ranked first place in the state in three different concentration areas, including Animal Science, Agriculture Mechanics and Natural Resources. During the awards
program, over 50 different high schools were honored in several areas of state-wide testing in all CTE areas including business, family and consumer sciences, video production and several other CTE course areas. Nonnewaug High school was the only high school in the state to be honored for earning first place rankings in three different areas, all of which were in the agriscience and technology program subject areas. These state-wide assessments are annually given to senior students and they measure the level of competence and knowledge base gained by the CTE classes offered in high schools over the four year period.
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Vilsack announces blueprint to increase USDA efficiency
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Goat hoof care and foot rot prevention Hoof care is a vital part of goat production. Hooves require regular trimming. Depending on the environment and nutrition, some animals need it more often than others, For example, animals in a rocky environment may need trimming less than those not exposed to rocks, and goats can sometimes experience excess hoof growth — called founder — when given too much grain. They can also get hoof diseases like foot rot or foot scald. Regular hoof trimming is necessary to prevent hooves from over-growing and to keep animals walking properly. The overall goal of hoof trimming is for the bottom of the hoof to be flat and parallel to the hair line at the top of the hoof. To keep trimmers sharp and for ease of trimming, excessive dirt should be removed from the hoof before trimming, using a hoof pick or the tips of the trimmers. Recommended types of hoof trimmers The walls, or hard sides, and heels should be trimmed flat with the sole, which may also be trimmed if needed, including between the two parts of the hoof. The toe may need to be trimmed. Both halves of the hoof should be a
similar length. Dirt within the hard wall of the hoof or pockets of dirt or infection should be cut out. To avoid bleeding, the hoof should be trimmed a little at a time and stopped if pink appears. Bleeding can be treated with a “blood stop” powder. A disinfectant or antiseptic can also be used. A proper hoof trimming video is also available. Some conformation, or structure, problems can be addressed with corrective trimming. For example, if an animal walks more on the outside half of the hoof than the inside half, the inside half could be trimmed shorter than the outside half to discourage rolling to the outside. Similarly, improper hoof trimming — especially infrequent trimming — can result in an animal walking as if structural issues exist when perhaps they do not. Hoof Care Issues Laminitis is the swelling of the sensitive tissue beneath the hard walls of the hoof, causing pain, lameness and eventually founder. Founder results when the hoof wall gets thick and overgrown, often with the toes turning up. In some cases, permanent hoof damage could occur. Possible causes of
laminitis include sudden or extreme changes in the diet — for example, too much grain — trauma, or severe bacterial infections. There may be no symptoms of mild laminitis other than the resulting overgrown hooves, often with separation of the hoof wall from underlying tissue as the hoof grows out. In severe cases, the animals may grind teeth in pain and walk on their knees. Hooves hot to the touch could also indicate a current case of laminitis. Prevention includes changing diets slowly, avoiding excessive grain feeding, and preventing or treating acidosis. Hoof abscesses are caused most often by an injury to one hoof that allows the introduction of infective bacteria. The symptoms of abscesses are lameness from pain and swelling at the hairline just above the hoof that might leak pus as the abscess works
out of the hoof. Treatment includes trimming and treating the infected area and using antibiotics if necessary. Proper hoof trimming can prevent abscesses. Granuloma is also caused by injury to the hoof, granulomas are round, red swellings of “proud flesh” that grow at the injury site and keep the hard part of the hoof wall from growing normally. They bleed easily. Lameness from pain and misshapen hooves/hoof walls are symptoms. In Shelly hoof, the white line — where the soft and hard part of the hoof meet — of the hoof can degenerate due to poor hoof maintenance, and a pocket can form that may fill with dirt. Under certain conditions, infections can result, but usually no lameness or pain is associated with shelly hoof. Source: Extension.org
Cover photo by Lorna Quinn Regular hoof trimming is necessary to prevent hooves from over-growing and to keep animals walking properly.
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Ag Literature Program launches March 8 Children to Learn about Sheep & Wool Concord, NH — New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC) is gearing up for its annual Agriculture Literacy Program, which will be launched on National Agriculture Day, March 8. Each year volunteers visit New Hampshire elementary schools during the month of March to help children learn about the importance of agriculture. Storybooks with farm related themes are read to the students and associated programs enable them to meet farmers and learn about the production of food and fiber. This year’s book, “Charlie Needs a Cloak” by New Hampshire author Tomie dePaola, will provide a window into the world of sheep farming and fiber production and use. In 2011, over 4,000 children were reached with the Agriculture Literacy Program. Donations of books to school libraries and lesson plans for teachers enable children to continue to learn about these topics long after the vol-
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Weed management and crop rotation seedbeds are all means of horticultur- impact on disease and insect presal control. Most important is preven- sure. Weed impact is less obvious. A tion of new seed formation by pre- regularly plowed and tilled field will venting weeds from setting a new crop eventually exhaust the seed bank of winter annuals of seeds. that bloom • Chemical and set seed in Control: While this is the eas- “Field weed management is late spring. Crop rotaiest control crucial for the first four weeks tion can help from some perspectives, of growth for most crops, six control diffiit can have weeks for corn plants and cult weeds like Canada thistle significant yellow impacts on eight weeks for other late or farming prac- canopy crops, including many n u t s e d g e . Certain crop tices. Often combinations this choice vegetables.” allow targeted offers more ~ Bradley Majek weeds to be complete weed sprayed multicontrol at a ple times. lower cost than with other techniques, but Other crops can be planted to shade should not be used instead of good or smother weeds during bloom and horticultural practices such as crop seed set, reducing weed pressure over rotations and the use of cover crops. time. To control Canada thistle with its Herbicides should be carefully chosen for weed control without impacting deep wide roots, use tillage, a future crops or the environment. glyphosate product, Stinger or There are pre and post emergent Basagran to prevent the weed from treatments as well as residual, non- emergence in the spring, during selective or growth regulator prod- bloom in early summer and through ucts. Glyphosate is a non-selective the fall on the second growth spurt. herbicide, generally applied with For example, till and plant early seawarm temperatures when weed son snap beans treated with plants are in full bloom to the green Basagran followed by fall broccoli treated with Stinger in year 1; the fruit stage of growth. next year plant sweet corn treated Crop rotations Crop rotations can reduce disease with Stinger, followed by a glyphosate and insect pressure and improve soil product in early fall. In year three fertility and tilth. Horticultural, soil plant matted row strawberries treated and pest control benefits include uti- with Stinger. Yellow nutsedge with its tuber formlizing nutrients and soil moisture. Legume crops in the rotation can ing spreading rhizomes and vigorous increase soil fertility through nitrogen growth is the most prolific weed of fixation. Alfalfa’s deep tap roots pene- horticultural crops worldwide. To trate and loosen compacted soils and control yellow nutsedge, late summer hard pan. Through root renewal and tuber formation must be prevented tilling perennial grass and hay crops for several years. Effective crop rotaincrease organic matter and improve tion with early summer harvest allows tillage to keep the field nutsedge free soil structure. Crop rotation can offer a welcome during the late summer tuber forma-
tion period. The herbicides Dual Magnum, Basagran and Sandea are the most effective on yellow nutsedge. One example of crop rotation is effective: plant early cucumbers treated with Sandea, followed by late summer snap beans treated with Dual Magnum and Basagran in year one; the next year plant tomatoes treated with Sandea. In year three, plant early sweet corn treated with Dual Magnum and Basagran followed by tillage and pumpkins treated with Sandea in year four. This plan prevents yellow nutsedge tuber production and can reduce this weed population to minimal levels that can be managed by cultivation or hand weeding. Be sure to follow all label schedules for elapsed time before replanting with residual herbicides. Refer to the Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendation guide for plant back restrictions to plan crop rotations and weed control programs before applying herbicides. Consider herbicides without plant-back restrictions (or very short periods) or herbicides labeled for used on planned succession crops. When using an early cucumber crop treated with Command and Sandea you should get excellent weed control; late summer crops would be limited to snap beans that year. Using Prefar instead on the cucumbers would yield less weed control, but more late summer crop options would be available. Lettuce, onion, cole, parsley and summer squash or a second cucumber crop (not recommended) are acceptable options shown on the Prefar label. Local Cooperative Extension agents are available to help plan crop rotations. For more information, contact Majek via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-455-3100.
Look who’s talking now by Julie Murphree Someone has convinced farmers and ranchers to start talking. That’s kind of a crazy proposition, especially since sometimes they really don’t care to get into the communication thing too much. Warning: Once they do start talking, you really can’t get farmers and ranchers to shut up. They have lots to say. Maybe they’ve kept it bottled up for so long and now that they have popped the cork, they’re just bubbling over. The trouble is, new research shows “a different approach may be needed for farmers and ranchers to more effectively communicate with consumers.” Remember…most of them really don’t like to talk in the first place. They are good listeners, but they really just want to farm and ranch. Maslansky Luntz & Partners studied the messages we use in agriculture
FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation and concluded what we say and what consumers hear are often two different things. The study, which was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, revealed that agriculture’s (farming and ranching’s) standard go-to messages about sound science aren’t providing peace of mind for consumers. To put it another way, countering emotion with facts does not convey all that’s good about today’s farms and ranches. Today’s food producers have used science and research to improve the way they farm and ranch and they get excited about explaining that to others. But based on what Maslansky Luntz & Partners discovered, farmers
and ranchers are using too many technical terms, too much science talk and too many big, sterile words. One good thing: research shows farmers and ranchers are trusted, although consumers still have lots of questions about farming and everyday practices. And words like mass production, pesticides, big business, subsidies, ag chemicals and “best management practices” just make nonfarmers scratch their heads. So is the answer for farmers and ranchers to adopt a “touchy, feely” style of communicating? Let’s hope not. That would be kind of tough for most of them. They’ve seen a lot, gone through a lot and their mammas raised them not to complain or cry,
and certainly not in public. But, farmers and ranchers get it. Many have committed to being more succinct and understandable in response to consumer questions. Further, farmers and ranchers across the nation share common interests with consumers. Food, health and their futures — especially their families’ futures — are subjects farmers and consumers care about. Most farmers and ranchers hope to continually improve the way they grow food for America. But they’re already doing a lot right and they want consumers to know about it. So, if you’re not a farmer or rancher, keep asking questions. Keep talking to farmers and ranchers. They’re enjoying the conversation, and have lots of good stuff to share in addition to the great food we all eat every day. Julie Murphree is the public relation director for the Arizona Farm Bureau, and previously farmed cotton, wheat and alfalfa with her parents.
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by Sanne Kure-Jensen Weeds were a big problem for producers this year. At the 2011 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference, Bradley Majek of Rutgers University shared his experience with weed management in a low-till program. “Field weed management is crucial for the first four weeks of growth for most crops, six weeks for corn plants and eight weeks for other late canopy crops, including many vegetables.” If farmers cannot manage weeds for these time periods, harvest yields will be impacted. Weed Control Majek discussed four main types of weed control. • Biological Control: Typically this means one insect species works to control, not eliminate, one weed species. This type of weed control makes the least sense on cropland and rangeland. Extreme caution must be used with releasing biological control insects. The target weed must be a weed in all forms in all places. One potential risk might be a dandelion which many treat as weeds while others seed special dandelion varieties as part of mesclun salad green blends yielding $10 million in farm revenue in New Jersey. • Mechanical Control: Plows, disks, hoes and other tools can help remove weeds in fields. Soil profiles are disturbed and new weed seeds are exposed. Repeated tillage at seven- to 10-day intervals removes foliage, encourages regrowth and depletes root carbohydrate stores, weakening plants. Risks include damage to soil structure, increased compaction or erosion risk, organic matter oxidation and loss as well as the decreased nutrient-holding capacity and water penetration. Other considerations are the high cost of labor and fuel. • Horticultural Control: Mulches, cover crops, crop rotation and stale
Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant
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Wandering waste oil My son Peter lives and works in an New York City suburb in Connecticut, and he receives the New York Times, either hard copy, on-line, or both. He is very of aware of my involvement with alternative fuels, particularly biodiesel. So he forwarded to me an article titled: “Thieves Seek Restaurants’ Used Fryer Oil”, written by Steven Yaccino, and printed in the Jan. 7 edition of NYT. This is particularly timely, because just yesterday I was visiting a customer, with whom I was discussing alternative fuels. To be more specific, I was talking about modified fuel systems, ones which handle vegetable oil, without first making it into biodiesel. Normally how this works is that the vehicle in question has a separate fuel tank with heating elements. The raw vegetable oil, or filtered waste veg oil, goes into the extra tank. The diesel engine in the car, or truck, is started with regular petroleum diesel. After the diesel engine is running, the heating elements automatically turn on in the second tank. When the veg oil gets up to a certain temperature (I believe, 90 degrees Fahrenheit usually), the fuel intake is switched from the petroleum diesel tank to the now-heated veg oil tank. Just before the operator shuts the engine down, the fuel intake is switched back to petroleum diesel, so that the conventional fuel is what is used whenever the engine is started. Veg oils,
and even biodiesel, tend to gel at higher temperatures than does petroleum diesel. I have worked with folks who are thinking outside the box with alternative fuel management. One fellow I have advised, who already was growing soybeans, began pressing them (some people use the term “crushing”), and feeds the meal to his milk cows; he then cuts the soybean oil with a little gasoline, then blends that mix with diesel for his tractors. Another man presses homegrown canola (which yields about twice as much oil per ton as soybeans), and blends fairly modest amounts of that veg oil with regular diesel for his tractors). He feeds the canola meal to his dairy cows. Still another man I’ve contacted blends highly filtered waste veg oil (WVO) one-to-one with petroleum diesel; that he does only in non-winter conditions. But the vast amount of fuel is consumed during the cropping season anyway. And the customer I talked to yesterday said he has a neighbor who fuels his tractors, during warm weather, with filtered waste veg oil, using the existing fuel system, without the aid of heating elements. Probably the best arrangement… and I don’t personally know anyone doing this… is to install a second fuel tank on a tractor, one with heating elements. Also grow oilseed, if such is compatible with your crop program, so you end up
with a protein supplement, plus your own home-grown oil; for this you need to own, or have access to, an oilseed press. Then supplement your own oil with what you can pick up at restaurants. But this last arrangement would maximize, year-round, the use of alternative fuel. Meanwhile, back to the article Peter sent me. I’ll try to hit the high points of what Mr. Yaccino wrote. He said that companies that collect used cooking oil from restaurants across the country have turned to all forms of sleuthing in recent years. They use private investigators, surveillance cameras, and rigged alarms. Nonetheless, containers full of WVO are vanishing. For years, restaurants had to pay companies to haul away the WVO and grease (which is an animal-
based product, like lard), which was used mostly in animal feed. Some restaurants gave it away to local biodiesel buffs. But with a demand for biofuel rising, along with conventional energy prices, WVO now trades on a commodities market, commanding around 40 cents per pound, about four-fold its value a decade ago, which makes it a tempting target for thieves, especially in a down economy. Some states, like California and Virginia have enacted special statutes to regulate grease collection from commercial kitchens. Few WVO theft cases go to trial, and when they do, the offenders often get off with no more than a small fine and hit the streets again to siphon off some more, according to Yaccino. For years, law enforce-
ment authorities seemed unaware that fryer oil was being stolen by unlicensed haulers, causing millions of dollars worth of losses each year for the rendering industry that collects and processes the grease. One Houston, Texas, lawyer who represents people accused of stealing WVO and grease, said that in the early 1990s he had won more than a dozen cases by arguing that grease should be considered free to take as abandoned property. Thus, pickups usually take place in the middle of the night. But the rendering industry has been trying to lock down the growing market, driven by demand for biodiesel, from freeloaders. California has a taken a lead in the crackdown on WVO and grease theft. In October, the state’s Department of
Food and Agriculture (CDFA) began a program with local police departments, targeting areas most often hit. As of early December, the police had caught and cited five people suspected of WVO or grease theft, and they will probably pay fines. CDFA will announce full results from the pilot program soon and expand it to other parts of the state. According to Yaccino, turning arrests into convictions with punishments large enough to deter future theft is rare; its hard to determine not just the value of the stolen WVO and grease, but also how much was stolen and from where. Thieves typically strike at multiple restaurants on one night, carting away the grease in tanker trucks or barrels
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cal manuals, guides and references. There are two types of eligibility for CIG — applicant eligibility and project eligibility. For applicant eligibility, an applicant must be located in one of the following areas: the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Also, an applicant must be one of the following: a federally recognized Indian Tribe; a State or local government; a non-governmental organization; or a private individual. For project eligibility, the proposed project or activity must encompass the development and assessment, evaluation and implementation of either of the following: conservation adoption approaches or incentive systems, including market-based systems; or promising conservation technologies, practices, systems, procedures or activities. Landowners must meet Environmental Quality Incentives Program eligibility requirements defined in 16 U.S.C. Section 3839aa-1. CIG funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process. At least 50 percent of the total cost of CIG projects must come from non-Federal matching funds, including cash and in-kind contributions provided by the grant recipient. To apply electronically, visit www.grants.gov/ or contact a local NRCS office. To view the complete Announcement of Program Funding, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/tech nical/cig/. For more information about NRCS conservation programs, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov or visit your local USDA service center.
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ment. NRCS is especially interested in projects that demonstrate: • Optimal combinations of nutrient source, application rate, placement and timing that improve nutrient recovery by crops. • Procedures for refining the usefulness of the phosphorous index in reducing phosphorous losses. • Suites of conservation practices that protect water quality. • Renewable energy systems that reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase energy efficiency on farms. • The impacts of cover crops, crop rotations, tillage and other conservation practices on soil health. • Conservation practices that increase the water-holding capacity of soils. • Decision tools that help producers assess their operations and conservation needs in order to improve wildlife habitat. • Assess the technology transfer potential of completed CIG projects. Results of successful projects will be included in NRCS policy, techni-
FARMER TO FARMER MARKETPLACE (2) USED SILO unloaders, $1,200 for both or will separate. Jonas Hershberger, 2845 Co. Rt. 2, Pulaski, NY 13142 FOR SALE: John Deere 450 Hydro push spreader, $3,500. 716-337-2543.(NY) FOR SALE: John Deere skid steer model 170 asking $3,000; Leave message. 607264-9056.(NY) 782 NEW HOLLAND forage harvester with hay head, $2,200. 9 lightly used cow mats, $40. 585-554-6292.(NY) LHASA APSO/BEAGLE pups, very small, adorable, colorful, vet checked, shots, crate trained, 11/25/11, pictures available, senior discount, $200. Mary. 315-8230512.(NY)
WANTED: Lime spreader, 5 ton or bigger, belt conveyor, 6” wide or more, to move dirt, crushed stone, into basement. 518279-3241.(NY)
ROUND BALES, 1st cut, dry, wrapped and processed, very good quality. Approx. 245 bales. Please call for price and availability. 802-285-6694.(VT)
JD 18.4 38 axle duals with hubs, $1,250; (2) 6 row cultivator $900; JD 335 lawn mower, 800 hours, $2,000. 585-5544506.(NY)
HINIKER CAB off JD 20 series, complete, good condition, $500; Older JD rake, good condition, works, needs some teeth, $200. 607-863-4422.(NY)
WOODS LS172 loader 48” bucket Joystick control. No Sunday Calls. 315-5366107.(NY) REGISTERED BELGIAN philly and stallion, 20 months old, Red with white stripe and socks. Sired by Stylemaster Ace. $2,000 each. 716-542-2938.(NY)
FOR SALE: 7 close up Holstein heifers, bred to Jersey Bull, size and type, vac. and dehorned. 413-743-1990.(MA)
WANTED: Ten foot transport disc, field ready; For sale, eight foot transport disc, filed ready, $750. 585-526-5442.(NY)
ALLIS CHALMERS 5050 4x4, bucket loader, near new tires, good shape, around 5,000 hours, near Syracuse, $9,200/offer. 315-672-5674.(NY)
WANTED: ROUND BALE unroller, self propelled “feed cart size” to fit in tie stall barn, working or needing repair. 802-862-0915, 802-335-1387.(VT)
JOHN DEERE 4200 4WD tractor, equipped with 3 range Hydro-trans, rear SCV, rear and mid PTO, 420 Q/A loader 716-735-3272.(NY)
WANTED: Locust fence posts, gates, high tensile wire, and Miscellaneous fencing supplies. 607-674-4597.(NY)
6 SURGE Mini orbit claws with shells, 30”: vent-o-matic barn fan. 315-344-2300.(NY)
SNOW BLOWER, 6’ 3 pt hitch, DeLaval 2” receiver jar, dump station, wood trailer, 5’x10’ skid steer chains, barn cleaner chute. 315-337-1499.(NY)
7 YR. OLD Standard bred gelding, 16H Valley Victory Dam, $900. Martin Byler, 5353 Co. Hwy. 18, New Berlin, NY 13411
SNAP ON duals, 18 4 34 & bar type, $700 or best offer. 585-506-7300.(NY) REEL AUGIE mixer wagon, #3025, $6,500; AC 190 xt diesel, runs, many new and used parts with it. Extra rims. 518-6865675.(NY)
MORTY GOOSE NECK trailer, 24’ 6” long, JOHN DEERE petal tractor model, 7600, hand turned corn chopper, 30 Farmall & IH 716-912-6109.(NY)
WANTED: Beef cattle, Dairy cattle, bulls, steers, veal, sheep, and goats, strong market, leave message. 413-441-3085.(MA)
FARMALL 560 diesel, excellent condition, NH 462 disc mower, excellent condition, NH 68 baler, excellent condition, $7,000 bo, will separate. 508-802-1369.(MA)
TWO 235 70R16 trail mark tires, tread wall 500, traction A, $100 or BO. 315-4838137.(NY)
HORSE DRAWN grain drill, nice, kept inside, odd lots of floor tile and contents of tile business. Craftsman table saw. 570642-1298.(PA)
WANTED: Buying Burrall cast iron floor model corn shellers, Mfg’rd in PA. Lebanon, Bernville, Tatamy, York, Wyanokie, others. Name your price. 717-7920278.(PA)
BLUE MINI REX doe with five bunnies. Red Golden Pheasants, Yellow Golden Pheasants, Miniature Horse, red and white philly. 585-509-0471.(NY)
OPEN CENTER steel wheels, excellent condition, 18x60 & 8x30. 315-5367875.(NY)
5 HP single phase cap enclose 220V motor, asking $250 OBO. 315-9424169l.(NY)
SPRINGING Holstein heifer, out of BlitzJintz, due Jan. 19th to Zoro, $1,400. 315497-2292.(NY)
FORD 9N, excellent tin, good tires, best offer. 315-536-3053.(NY)
FOR SALE: IH 234 compact 2wd 3 pt. pto, 80% tires. 315-536-4834.(NY)
WANTED: to trade, a six month old Polled Hereford bull, for the same for breeding. Yates Co., NY 607-243-7854
WANTED: Used 305 or 307 New Holland manure spreader. 802-476-4423.(VT)
1963 FORD 2000 runs but needs attention, power steering, wheel weights, chains, $2,800 OBO. 518-332-4171.(NY)
2240 IH 2WD 3100 original hours, new injection pump, new paint, new tires, good 55 hp tractor for sale, $10,500. 413-2385380.(MA)
NH 326 baler, low wear, MF 560 round baler, NH 492 haybine, new rolls, NH 56 rake, Kuhn GA300 rake. 315-5368183.(NY)
WANTED: Looking to buy used cattle chute or head gate Meadow Brook Farm. 518-943-2046.(NY)
HEAVY DUTY drill press, MT3; oil furnace, 68,000 BTU; Air pot paint sprayers. 585526-5954.(NY)
HAY for sale, 1st cutting, small bales, never wet, Rupert, VT 05776. 802-394-7729
245 JOHN DEERE self leveling loader, $3,750. OBO; 1923 Fordson model F cosmetic restoration, new paint, $2,850. OBO. 607-243-5810.(NY)
FOR SALE: 520 Rissler mixer engine and chain, one year old. Pump worn out. $1,000 with engine, $800 without engine, obo. 315-536-4285.(NY)
WANTED: 5 ft. rotary mower 3 pt. hitch or tow behind any cond. heavy duty A plus. 315-246-7162.(NY)
NORBCO Automatic power curtain controller w/ thermostat, 1/2 hp, 115 volt motor, $600. 603-443-1355.(NH)
HAFLINGER PONIES for sale, priced to sell!! Fat! Many to choose from, all colors and sizes, some broke, some not. 315678-2237.(NY)
5 TUNNEL VENTilation fans, Galv. 48” 1 hp with shutters, $525 each. Heavy duty shop carts, 1 @ $175. 585-554-3574.(NY)
WANTED: Young registered boar billy goat, breeding age, might consider grade if priced right. Also, young registered nannies, due spring. 585-786-2828.(NY)
OWEN NATURAL GAS generator, 30 amp, 120-140 volt, complete with ele. connections, $6,500. 716-665-3338.(NY)
FOR SALE: Holstein heifer calves, 2 to 4 weeks old, nice. Feagles Farm. 518-5682483.(NY)
FEED BIN 7 ft. dia. 4 rings high, $950; Also, Cat. 257B skid steer, enclosed cab, rubber tracks, $17,500. 315-2461154.(NY)
JD 7800 4WD duals, 740 loader, NH 230 chopper processor heads, Wester star dump truck with Houle 4250 tank, offload kit. 802-279-4567.(VT)
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WANTED: PUREBRED red and white Holstein bull, large enough for service. For freestall barn. 315-852-3370.(NY)
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1986 CHEVY C70 diesel truck with 16’ dump body, removable sides, $6,500. 8x60 transport auger, pto driven, good condition, $3,000. 315-789-0882.(NY)
JOHN DEERE 2150 4wd tractor with JD 175 loader. Very good condition. $8,750. 518-441-0289.(NY)
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SIMS after market cab off IH 766, good condition, $300 OBO. 18.4-30 rear tractor tires like new $500 OBO. 607-2435912.(NY)
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$475,000 in environmental enhancement grants awarded to 35 Massachusetts farms BOSTON — Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) awarded 35 farm projects across the Commonwealth with grants for projects designed to increase compatibility between agricultural practices and protection of the state’s natural resources. Awarded through DAR’s Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program (AEEP), grants totaling $475,000 were given to farms in Carver, Cheshire, Cummington, Dracut, East Bridgewater, Granville, Hadley, Hanson, Haverhill, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, North Harwich, Paxton, Plymouth, Plympton, Rehoboth, Shelburne, South Hadley, Sudbury, Sunder-
land, Taunton, West Brookfield, Ware, Westport and Williamstown. “These grants will help protect the state’s natural resources and improve conditions for our farming families,” said Gov. Deval Patrick. “We are committed to helping our local farmers create jobs to support agricultural economies across Massachusetts.” The funding will support projects such as automated irrigation systems for cranberry operations, manure storage areas, compost pads, fencing, milkhouse wastewater treatment areas, and zone tillage equipment for a vegetable operation. “I want to applaud the efforts of this year’s recipients and all those who have participated in the
program since its inception,” said Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray. “Through this program, our administration continues to work with local farmers to not only provide industry resources, but also additional aid to protect the Commonwealth’s land, air and water for years to come.” “This grant program helps farmers protect the state’s environment and encourages sustainable agricultural practices,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr., whose office includes DAR. “These investments reflect the commitment of the Patrick-Murray administration and our state’s farmers to reducing impacts on our natu-
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Commissioner Scott J. Soares. “We are delighted to support our local farmers in their efforts to ensure a sustainable future for their farms and I congratulate all of this year’s award recipients.” The program is one of several within DAR’s Division of Agricultural Conservation and Technical Assistance, whose mission is to enhance the viability of agricultural enterprises and safeguard natural resources through preservation, environmental stewardship, technology, technical assistance and education. “I am encouraged that so many of the state’s farmers are working toward implementing best practices that will enhance environmental
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practices,” said Sen. Marc R. Pacheco, senate chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. “I am pleased to see the Patrick administration allocating these resources to ensure farmers have incentives to make these projects environmentally and economically viable.” “Our farmers strive to prevent any negative environmental impact their operations may have,” said Rep. Anne Gobi, house chair of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. “This partnership with DAR to make grants available for mitigation keeps our farms viable and our air and water clean.”
Gehl 940 16’ Forage Box on Tandem 12 ton on Gehl Gear . . . . . . . . . . . $2,995 Wooden Flatbed on Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350 2008 Agway Accumul8 AC800 Bale Accumulator & AC8006G SSL Grabber, Like New Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,700 Krause 2204A 14’ Disc Harrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,780 1998 Unverferth 13’ Perfecta II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800 Brillian 16’ Drag Harrow w/Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,695 2002 NH 570 Baler w/72 Thrower - Excellent Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,600 2001 NH 163 Tedder, Hyd. Fold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,600 Knight 3300 Mixer Wagon - Good Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,600 NH 716 Forage Wagon on NH Gear w/roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,250 NH 273 Baler w/54A Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,995 2008 Knight 8118 Pro Twin Slinger Spreader, Tandems w/Flotation Tires . $16,250 1998 JD 3970 Forage Harvester w/7’ PU Head, 3 Row Corn Head, Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000 Knight 3300 Mixer Wagon, Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 1993 Wil-Rich 3 Point 10 Shank Chisel Plow w/Gauge Wheels . . . . . . . $2,600 1995 Kuhn FC400RC Hyd. Swing Discbine, Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . $10,200 NH 415 Discbine, Good Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 NH 315 Baler w/70 Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 2009 Erskin 72” Front Mount Snowblower for Class III Compact Tractor . . $4,760 2008 Krause 7300/18WR 18’ Cushion gang disc, Demo Unit, Like New . $25,625 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 2007 NH M428 Telehandler 42’ Reach - 1050 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $66,250 2008 NH M459 Telehandler 45’ Reach - 420 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $84,500 2008 NH W50BTC Mini Wheel Loader, Cab w/Heat/Air, Bucket/Forks, 375 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,500 2007 NH E70SR Excavator w/Blade, Steel Tracks, Car w/Heat/AC - 400 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,500 2009 NH E135B SR Excavator w/Cab, Dozer Blade, 36” Bucket, 1,600 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,750 2009 NH E50B Cab w/Heat & Air, Blade, Rubber Track, Hyd. Thumb, 725 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,250 2010 NH E35B Excavator w/Blade, Rubber Tracks, Cab w/Heat/Air . . . . . $33,750 2010 NH L170 Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Pilot Controls, Hyd. Q-Attach Plate 72” Bucket - 100 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,875 2007 NH C185 Track Skidsteer, Cab, Heat/AC, Pilot, 84” Bucket, 1088 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,500 2008 NH C185 Track Skidsteer, Cab, Heat/AC, Pilot, Hi-Flow Hyd., 84” Bucket, 932 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,750 Mustang MS60P 60” SSL Pickup Broom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 2005 NH LS180B Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Hyd. Mount Plate, New Tires, 4601 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,750 ATTACHMENTS 1999 Mensch M1100 6’ Sawdust Shooter, SSL Mount, Good Cond. . . . . . $3,150 2008 NH/FFC 66” Skidsteer Tiller - Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 2008 NH 96” Hyd. Angle Dozer Blade, Demo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 2010 NH/Bradco 6” x 4’ Trencher, Skidsteer Mount, Like New . . . . $3,995 2011 NH/McMillon Hyd. Drive SSL Post Hole Digger w/9” Auger . . . . . $2,950
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ral resources.” AEEP fund practices that improve water quality, promote water conservation and improve air quality. Farmers selected to participate are reimbursed for the approved costs of materials up to $30,000. Since 1999, AEEP has funded 387 projects statewide, providing growers and producers approximately $4.5 million to address environmental concerns on their farms. This program also helps advance several of the strategies outlined in the recent Climate Change Adaptation report. “AEEP has been a proven tool in helping us safeguard the environment, while ensuring that our local food supply remains viable,” said DAR
VERMONT DAIRY HERD IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
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Visit Us At the Vermont Farm Show Come stop by and see us at our booth during the 2012 Vermont Farm Show! This year the farm show will be held from Tuesday, January 24th through Thursday, January 26th at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex, VT.
The Vermont Farm Show is great opportunity to find out what services are offered by organizations in the local ag community, visit with friends and neighbors, and attend organization meetings and banquets. While you're at the
show, it's also a great time to visit our booth and find out what we can do for you! Meet some of our staff and technicians and ask about our numerous testing options. Whether you are looking for in-depth whole-herd management records
with health history and to-do lists, if you just want to know the somatic cell count of a few cows, or something in between, we can provide you the tools to do it. Testing plans range from technician-assisted programs to lower cost own-
er-sample options, with a choice of processed and non-processed records, and a variety of lab services to meet your needs. At the booth, you can also see demo of PCDART herd-management software from DRMS and
find out whether it can help you get more out of your records. Also ask us about handheld devices for running PocketDairy. Before you leave, don't forget to sign up for our door-prizes too! Hope to see you there!
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sub-divided. The minor subgroup is really just a group-within-a-group. You can enter many of the same database items in the major and minor [ ] white boxes that you use to control a report. In the picture, the major subgroup is lactation number (database item # 8) and the minor subgroup is days in milk (database item # 7). This particular report will group all of the first lactation number animals together (with a "1" in both the Lower and Upper columns), all of the second lactation animals
major subgroups. For instance, within the first major subgroup (lactation 1), all animals will be further sub-divided by days-in milk. Animals with 1-45, 46-100, 101-200, and 201-999 DIM will be grouped together. The same thing will happen for each of the other major subgroups. When you preview the report, after each minor subgroup there will be two lines indicating the total number of animals in that minor subgroup along with the averages for most of the database
While you could create multiple reports that control on each of these different subsets, PC-
together, and all of the third-and-greater lactation animals together (with a 3 in the Lower
items that are displayed on the report. After all of the minor subgroups are shown, an average
DART has a built-in feature that provides the same functionality and a few extras. In the PCDART report editor (click on the "Edit" button above your list of reports) the "subgrouping" tab in the center of the window is designed just for this purpose. While the the tab is called subgrouping, it's not limited to just group-number; you can control on lactation, days in milk, production, or any number of other things. The tab is divided into two sections, Major [ ] and Minor [ ]. The major subgroup is the first means by which report is
column and a large number in the Upper
for the major group is displayed. Minor sub-
jor subgroups are indicated by (*****) at both the beginning and end of the line. Each subgroup lists the number of animals in the group along with the number of the subgroup control and what is being controlled. For instance, in the example, "36 cow average for minor group 04 (201, 999) Days in milk-ref" indicates there are 36 cows in the 4th minor subgroup, which represents cows from 201-999 days in milk. Be careful, this is not showing that there are 36 cows in group number 4 in the barn. When entering subgroups, be careful that your numbers are arranged in order, from low to high and left to right, and that numbers in your controls do not overlap. For instance, if you there are rows with larger numbers above rows with smaller numbers, if you have a number in the Lower column that is larger than the Upper column on the same row, or if you have different rows with number ranges that overlap, the report won't run (see the highlighted rows in the example). In addition to providing the added flexibility of major and minor sub-
column). The minor subgroup acts within each of those
group averages have (*****) only at the beginning of the line and ma-
groups, the "subgrouping" feature of PCDART is also useful because it
A simple report in PCDART is great for showing all of the animals in your herd, or a particular subset of those animals. Occasionally, depending on how you manage your herd, it can also be useful to see a bunch of subsets of animals together on the same report along with the totals (number of animals) and averages (production, DIM, etc.) for each of those subsets.
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provides access to the Crosstabs feature, which I will discuss in a different article. As always, if you have any questions about how to use PCDART for subgrouping, building re-
ports, entering information, or just how to make it work better for you overall, please feel free to contact any of us or call our main office at 1-800639-8067 or e-mail email@example.com.
General Manager Brett Denny 1-800-639-8067 (main) 802-233-8662 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org Education Development Specialist Sarah Stebbins 802-356-2841 (cell) email@example.com
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REGION 1 Counties: Franklin/Grand Isle, VT; Lamoille, VT (W); Chittenden, VT (N) Daren Sizen, Vice-President ..........(802) 524-4412...................firstname.lastname@example.org REGION 2 Counties: Orleans, VT; Essex, VT (N); Coos, NH (N) Mark Rodgers, President ...............(802) 525-3001 ................email@example.com REGION 5 Counties: Caledonia, VT; Essex, VT (S); Orange, VT (N); Washington, VT (N); Lamoille, VT (E); Grafton, NH (N); Coos, NH (S) Suzi Pike.........................................(802) 253-4304....................firstname.lastname@example.org REGION 6 Counties: Addison, VT; Chittenden, VT (S) Melanie Carmichael .......................(802) 759-2089 .............email@example.com John Roberts..................................(802) 462-2252..................firstname.lastname@example.org REGION 7 Counties: Windsor, VT (N); Orange, VT (S); Washington, VT (S); Grafton, NH (S); Sullivan, NH (N) Kelly Meacham, Secretary .............(802) 295-8563...............email@example.com REGION 8 Counties: Bennington/Rutland, VT; Washington/Saratoga, NY Brian Hollister, Treasurer ................(518) 361-4526.................firstname.lastname@example.org REGION 9 Counties: Windsor, VT (S); Windham, VT; Cheshire/Hillsboro/Rockingham, NH; Sullivan, NH (S); Franklin/Essex, MA; Worcester, MA (N); Middlesex, MA (N) Susan Rushton...............................(802) 843-2719.................email@example.com REGION 10 Counties: Berkshire/Hampshire/Hampden/Norfolk/Suffolk/Plymouth/Bristol/Barnstable, MA; Worcester, MA (S); Middlesex, MA (S); CT (All); RI (All) David Schillawski............................(860) 303-2866 ..............firstname.lastname@example.org REGION 11 Counties: Albany/Delaware/Montgomery/Otsego/Schoharie, NY Ray Steidle .....................................(518) 234-4659.................email@example.com
Top 10 sheep stories of 2011 Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and California. The www.growour flock.org website contains the program details. 2. Federal Spending Package Includes Wild Sheep Language - The omnibus spending package included ASI-supported language regarding sheep grazing and wild sheep. The language prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from using funds to reduce domestic sheep grazing because of conflicts with bighorn sheep, unless the management is consistent with a state wildlife plan. This inclusion gives the industry and researchers the necessary time to finalize the implementation of promising vaccines to address disease issues, as well as strategies to implement best management practices to promote the coexistence of both species of sheep. 3. Industry Defeats Anti-Wildlife Services’ Amendment - An ani-
mal-rights led amendment by the Humane Society of the United States and Natural Resources Defense Council to cut funding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Wildlife Services (WS) Agency by $11 million was soundly rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives. Fully twothirds of the House rejected an amendment to reduce funding for WS. 4. Generation Setting Wool, Lamb and Pelt Markets - Wool and lamb prices hit all-time highs this year and sheep producers agree that this is a great time to be in the sheep business. A high demand for both products resulted in rising prices. 5. Superwash Line Begins Production - The superwash equipment that was reintroduced into the United States by the Sheep Venture Co., in association with ASI, began production this year. Machine usage has ex-
ceeded industry projections and, according to wool warehousemen, more than $1.5 million in premium prices were paid to producers this year due to the superwash equipment. Additional commercial textile firms in the United States have entered the market because they could buy domestic wool and have the entire process done in America, thereby creating more competition. 6. Wal-Mart and Kroger’s Announce American Lamb Programs - Two major announcements to carry American lamb in our nation’s grocery stores occurred: Kroger, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, launched an American lamb branded campaign and Super Wal-Mart announced that all 40 distribution centers would exclusively carry domestic lamb. 7. Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf Delisted - Legislation passed to delist the gray wolves in Montana and Idaho, as well as portions of eastern Oregon and Washington and
north-central Utah, from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife. The language prevents courts from again intervening in the issue. 8. Drought Hits Texas Moving Record Number of Sheep Out of State In 2011, the sheep industry experienced the most dramatic shift in breeding sheep numbers seen in the past 15 years. Because of the drought in Texas, projections indicate that hundreds of thousands of breeding sheep from the nation’s largest sheepproducing state were exported to farms as far east as Tennessee, north to Idaho and Wisconsin and west to California. 9. NASS Sheep Report Off and Then On Again - In October, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistical Service
(NASS) announced it would be discontinuing the annual Sheep Inventory Report, eliminating the only annual report provided to the sheep industry. The report has been conducted since the 1860s. In December, NASS confirmed that it reinstated the sheep report and would begin collecting data. The report provides critical inventory and production information. 10. Superior Farms Closes Iowa Processing Plant - In May, Superior Farms closed its lambslaughter plant in Hawarden, Iowa, after acquiring the facility from Iowa Lamb Corporation in October 2010 stating reduced volume as a contributing factor. Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly Jan. 6
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From record prices to drought and wild sheep to wolves, there was no room for the minor story when recapping the events of the sheep industry in 2011. The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) selected the following top 10 sheep stories as a recap of 2011. 1. Let’s Grow Campaign Rolled Out - Producers from across the United States are participating in the Let’s Grow with twoPLUS initiative to strengthen the lamb and wool industry’s infrastructure for the longterm sustainability of the industry by increasing the number of sheep in production. With three goals in mind, the primary objective of this campaign is to encourage current producers to expand their sheep numbers by 2014. This initiative will result in 315,000 more lambs and 2 million more pounds of wool for the industry to market. To get the word out, media events were held in
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Wake up to Eggs: the gold standard for a healthy breakfast What’s low in calories, easy to fix, very economical and satisfying enough to keep you full for hours? That’s a no brainer — it’s the incredible egg. At only 70 calories for one large egg (let’s not even begin the packed with top quality protein, loads of vitamins and minerals talk), it’s a super way to start your day. The easy to fix part (a lot of folks don’t believe that) haven’t realized that cooking eggs in a microwave is a total cinch and even children can spray a cup, crack in an egg, swoosh it around a bit, toss in a handful a cheese and nuke it for 60 seconds. It slides out onto whole wheat toast and the cup goes into the dishwasher — done! No time to eat? Just wrap it up in foil and head out the door. And cost wise, we’re talking about a dime an egg. What kind of breakfast cereal costs a dime a serving? None I want to eat. In fact, a simple omelet, taking little more than two minutes to fix will make a really cost effective breakfast, plus you get to recycle whatever leftovers you have in the fridge for the filling. When you think of satiety, that’s where eggs really shine. The combination of nutrients in that egg, combined with uber-protein is what you want when you can’t stop for a mid-morning snack. In fact, research shows that folks that enjoy eggs for breakfast, compared to a high carb entrée, end up consuming 300 to 500 fewer calories throughout the rest of the day since they just aren’t that hungry. These are all good reasons eggs have been crowned the gold standard for breakfast, but the nutrition itself (sorry, we just have to mention it) is reason
enough to get your day started with an egg. Eggs contain 14 percent less cholesterol than previously thought, Vitamin D, choline (for memory health), every vitamin in some amount except Vitamin C, lutein (for eye health), loads of minerals, and the list goes on — in fact, if you could eat the shell, you’d even have some calcium! And after a night’s fast, filling up with top quality protein gets everything moving and working the way it’s supposed to. So in this new year, when you Wake up to Eggs and send yourself and the kids off with the perfect breakfast food — one that’s low in calories, easy to fix, economical, satisfying and infinitely nutritious — you know you are starting the day off to a good beat.
Quick and easy breakfast ideas ~ for one or two Easy Egg Breakfast Quesadillas 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 oz.) 2 whole wheat OR flour tortillas (7”) 4 slices Canadian-style bacon (2.5 oz.) 4 eggs, beaten Salsa Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on one side of each tortilla. Top each with 2 bacon slices. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Pour in eggs. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large soft curds. Continue cooking, moving eggs around until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. Spoon eggs on top of bacon, dividing evenly. Fold tortillas over filling to cover, pressing gently.
Photo from www.incredibleegg.org Clean skillet. Coat with cooking spray; heat over medium-low heat until hot. Toast quesadillas just until cheese is melted, about 1 - 2 minutes per side. Cut into wedges; serve with salsa. Makes 2 servings Per serving: 449 calories; 24g total fat; 2g fiber; 30g protein; 415 mg cholesterol; 24g carbohydrate
Microwave Denver Scramble Slider 2 Tbsp. chopped red or green bell peppers 1 tbsp. chopped onion 1 egg 1 thin slice deli ham, chopped (1 oz.) 1 Tbsp. water 1 slider-size bun or whole wheat English muffin, split, toasted Ketchup (opt.) Place veggies in 8-oz. ramekin or custard cup. Microwave on high, 30 seconds; stir. Add egg, ham and water, beat until egg is blended. Microwave on high 30 seconds; stir. Microwave until egg is almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve in bun with ketchup, if desired. Makes 1 serving Per serving: 204 calories; 7g total fat; 197 mg cholesterol; 22g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 14g protein
Microwave 1-Minute Ham & Egg Breakfast Bowl 1 thin slice deli ham (1 oz.) 1 egg, beaten Shredded Cheddar cheese Line the bottom of 8-oz. ramekin or custard cup with ham slice. Fold ham in half, if necessary. Pour egg over ham. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds; stir. Microwave until egg is almost set, 15 to 30 seconds longer. Top with cheese. Serve immediately. Makes 1 serving Per serving: 133 calories; 8g total fat; 204 mg cholesterol; 2g carbohydrate; 0g fiber; 12g protein Source: Virginia Egg Council
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2011 Looked Pretty Good Issued Jan. 6, 2012 With Auld Lang Sine playing in the background, the December 29 CME Daily Dairy Report (DDR) said 2011 saw record-high milk production, record high exports, and record prices. Milk production is expected to come in around 196.1 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from 2010, with most of the growth in the West. Butter production was up 17 percent in the first 10 months of the year, while nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder was up 7 percent. Cheese production was up just 1.6 percent, a smaller increase than in recent years, according to the DDR, but still on pace for a new all-time high. In the first 10 months
of 2011, U.S. dairy exports totaled $3.96 billion worth, up 29 percent from 2010. Overall export volumes were about 9 percent ahead of 2010, led by gains in shipments of NDM/SMP, up 15 percent; cheese, up 31 percent; and butterfat, up 17 percent from a year ago. Switching to “Happy Days Are Here Again,” the All-Milk price average exceeded $20 for the entire year for the first time ever. The 2011 average will be about $20.10 per hundredweight (cwt.), up 24 percent from 2010. The Class III milk price averaged $18.36, up 27 percent from 2010; and the Class IV price averaged $19.06, up 26 percent. Exports, dairy policy and legal battles dominated dairy news in
2011but, like the rest of the country, the economy had the biggest impact on farmers, according to Dairy Profit Weekly’s Dave Natzke. It’s also the biggest question mark for farmers in 2012, according to Natzke in Friday’s DairyLine. He said that, “Like the rest of the U.S. and global economy, the news was mixed for dairy, with farmers receiving higher prices, but seeing higher costs to produce that milk, too.” Natzke echoed the positive milk price news but said higher feed costs offset some of that. USDA’s monthly index, the milkfeed price ratio, which compares the milk price relative to average feed costs, showed that, with December’s preliminary report, last year’s index will average just 1.89 for all of 2011, the second lowest ratio in about 25 years and rivals the record low set in 2009. A second USDA report detailing average costs to produce milk indicates 2011 will surpass the previous annual high set in 2008. Costs to pro-
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Mielke from 18 costs estimated to average about $1.50 per cwt. more than 2010, according to Natzke. “The bottom line,” he said, “Is that U.S. dairy farmers saw vastly improved milk prices in 2011, but higher feed prices ate into their profit potential,” and he warned that the trend “looks to continue in 2012.” Speaking of milk prices; California’s December 4b cheese milk price is $15.14 per cwt., down $2.05 from November 2011, $2.92 above December 2010, but $3.63 below the compa-
rable Federal order Class III price; the largest gap in nine years. That put the 2011 4b average at $16.37, up from $13.17 in 2010. The December 4a butter powder price is $16.59, down $1.11 from November, but $1.92 above December 2010. The 2011 4a average is $18.82, up from $14.81 in 2010. The Golden State’s February Class I price will be announced January 10, with the Federal order Class I base announced January 20. The California Department of Food
and Agriculture also announced that no new quota will be allotted to the state’s dairy producers on January 1. Looking “back to the futures;” the Federal order Class III milk price average for the first six months of 2012 stood at $16.63 on November 4, $16.72 on November 11, $16.78 on November 18, $17.16 on December 2, $16.84 on December 9, $17.07 on December 16, $17.04 on December 23 and was around $17.53 on January 7. Checking the cash dairy markets; there
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USDA’s weekly butter stocks data this week showed inventory levels rose 22.5 percent from the previous week but are still 55.5 percent below a year ago, according to FC Stone’s January 5 Insider Opening Bell. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks said “The rise in stock levels was only about 300,000 pounds so while the percentage change looks big, it was not a lot of butter.” Meanwhile; feed costs were lower in December but so were milk prices, leaving farm profitability down slightly from November. The All-Milk price was estimated at $19.80 per cwt., down 60 cents from November, while feed costs decreased about 3.5 percent, according to USDA’s latest Ag Prices report. The corn price declined 40 cents, to $5.44 per bushel, and soybeans dropped 60 cents, to $11.10, while alfalfa hay increased $1 per ton, to $199.00. Feed costs compute out to $10.53 per cwt., leaving “Income over feed costs” of $9.27 per cwt., according to the DDR, down from $9.49 in November. This is slightly above the 10-year aver-
age IOFC of $9.09 per cwt, the DDR said. Checking supplies; milk continues to flow into butter and powder production as November butter and milk powder output moved higher but cheese production was fairly steady, according to USDA’s latest Dairy Products report. Butter production totaled 153 million pounds, up 4.4 percent from October and14.2 percent above November 2010. Nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder was estimated at 159.7 million pounds, up 17.5 percent. Total cheese output slipped to 886.5 million pounds, down 1.2 percent from October but 0.3 percent more than November 2010. Italiantype cheese totaled 383 million pounds, up 0.1 percent from October but 0.6 percent less than a year ago. American-type cheese production totaled 348 million, down 1.3 percent from November but 0.7 percent more than a year ago. In regional news; Dairy Profit Weekly reports that a Northeast antitrust lawsuit cannot continue as a proposed
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were no New Year hangovers as 2012 started on an up note for cheese and butter. The 40pound blocks closed the first Friday of 2012 at $1.61 per pound, up 4 3/4-cents on the week and 24 1/2-cents above a year ago. The 500pound barrels finished at $1.59, up a penny on the week and 24 3/4cents above a year ago. 21 cars of block traded hands on the week, 14 on Friday, and only one of barrel. Demand appears to remain good as Super Bowl entertaining approaches. The lagging NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price slipped to $1.6380, down 6 cents, while the barrels averaged $1.6094, down 2 1/2-cents. Cash butter closed at $1.6050, also up a penny on the week, but a whopping 49 1/2-cents below a year ago when butter jumped 43 cents that week. Three cars were sold the first week of 2012. NASS butter averaged $1.5873, down 0.3 cent. NASS nonfat dry milk averaged $1.4006, up 2.4 cents, and dry whey continued to strengthen, averaging 67.1 cents, up 1.1 cent on the week.
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FRALEY AUCTION CO. Auctioneers & Sales Managers, Licensed & Bonded 1515 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, PA 570-546-6907 Fax 570-546-9344 www.fraleyauction.com GENE WOODS AUCTION SERVICE 5608 Short St., Cincinnatus, NY 13040 607-863-3821 www.genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com GOODRICH AUCTION SERVICE INC. 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com H&L AUCTIONS Malone, NY Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 or 483-8576 Ed Legacy 518-483-7386 or 483-0800 518-832-0616 cell Auctioneer: Willis Shattuck • 315-347-3003 HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Bergen, NY 585-494-1880 www.harriswilcox.com Sales Managers, Auctioneers, & Real Estate Brokers
AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-7298030 • 3:30 PM: Erie Co. Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY. WNY Farm Show Virtual Auction! Farm machinery, tractors, ATV’s. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com
Monday, February 6
Saturday, February 11 • 9:30 AM: Penn Yan, NY. Farm Machinery & farm smalls plus a few household goods for Ivan & Verna Zimmerman. L.W. Horst Auctioneer, 315-536-0954
Monday, February 13 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking
Saturday, February 18 • 9:30 AM: Newark Valley, NY. Large auction of farm & construction equipment. Goodrich Auction Service, Inc., 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com • 10:30 AM: Owens Farm, Smithfield, VA. Another Absolute Auction by Ownby. Farm Equipment Dispersal. No Buyer’s Premium!. Ownby Auction & Realty Co., Inc., 804-730-0500
Friday, March 2 • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-7298030
Saturday, March 3 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com
Saturday, March 17 • 1138 Rte. 318, Waterloo, NY. Third Annual Spring Equipment Auction. Large public auction selling for farmers, dealers, bank repo & construction equipment. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • 8:00 AM: Mendon, NY. Saxby Implement Corp. Public Auction. 200 Lawn Mowers, Vehicles, New Trailers & Much
More . Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:30 AM: Nathan Mason, Callaway, VA (near Rocky Mount). Another Absolute Auction by Ownby. Farm Equipment Dispersal. No Buyer’s Premium. Ownby Auction & Realty Co., Inc., 804730-0500
Wednesday, March 21 • 9:00 AM: 3186 Freshour Rd., Canandaigua, NY. Coryn Farm Supplies, Inc. Public Auction of Farm Equip. & Tools. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com
Friday, March 23 • 10:00 AM: Batavia, NY. Jeff & Kathy Thompson Farm Machinery Auction. Selling a full line of farm machinery including Case IH Maxxum 115, Case IH MX110, Case IH 7220, Case IH CX70 plus hay, tillage, barn equipment and much more. William Kent, Inc., 585343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com
Saturday, March 24 • Atglen, PA. The Gala at Glen Valley II. Hosted by Glen Valley Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, email@example.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Clymer, NY. Z&M Ag and Turf Farm Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com
Saturday, March 31 • Cobleskill, NY. 31st Annual Cobleskill
Dairy Fashion Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, firstname.lastname@example.org www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Routes 39 & 219, Springville, NY. Lamb & Webster Used Equipment Auction. Farm Tractors & Machinery, Lawn & Garden Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com
Saturday, April 7 • Champlain, NY. Betty & Nelson LeDuc Farm Machinery Auction. Full line of machinery: Case MX120 w/ldr., Case IH 8920, Case 5130, NH TB110 w/ldr., Ford 6610. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666 www.nnyds.com • 11:30 AM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Spring Premier All Breed Sale. Selections are underway. Accepting reg. high quality cattle. Give us a call! 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com
Saturday, April 14 • Syracuse, NY. New York Spring Holstein Sale. Held in conjunction with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, email@example.com www.cattlexchange.com
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HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030 HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 Fax 607-699-3661 www.hoskingsales.com firstname.lastname@example.org HOSKING SALES-FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK MARKET Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 008392 P.O. Box 311, New Berlin, NY 13411 607-847-8800 • 607-699-3637 cell: 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny,rr.com LEAMAN AUCTIONS LTD 329 Brenneman Rd., Willow St., PA 17584 717-464-1128 • cell 610-662-8149 auctionzip.com 3721 leamanauctions.com
L. W. HORST AUCTIONEER 1445 Voak Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-0954 • Fax: 315-536-6189 KELLEHER’S AUCTION SERVICE R.D. 1, Little Falls, NY 315-823-0089 We Buy or Sell Your Cattle or Equipment on Commission or Outright In Business Since 1948!
NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 • Ray - 802-525-6913 email@example.com NORTHAMPTON COOP. AUCTION Whately, MA • Farmer Owned Since 1949 Livestock Commission Auction Sales at noon every Tues. Consignments at 9 AM 413-665-8774
MEL MANASSE & SON, AUCTIONEERS Sales Managers, Auctioneers & Real Estate Brokers Whitney Point, NY Toll free 800-MANASSE or 607-692-4540 Fax 607-692-4327 www.manasseauctions.com
NORTHERN NEW YORK DAIRY SALES North Bangor, NY 518-481-6666 Sales Mgrs.: Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 Harry Neverett 518-651-1818 Auctioneer John (Barney) McCracken 802-524-2991 www.nnyds.com
MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455 Sale Every Monday Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Sales Barn 860-349-3204 Res. 860-346-8550
PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 www.pirrunginc.com James P. Pirrung
NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales
R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844
ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 • 802-777-1065 cell firstname.lastname@example.org ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115 www.wrightsauctions.com
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• Kissimmee, FL. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 email@example.com www.yoderandfrey.com • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com
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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT January 9, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .24-.35; 6175# .4250-.45; 76-90# .55.60; 91-105# .65-.70; 106# & up .75-.80. Farm Calves: .8250-.1.15 Started Calves: .38-.42 Veal Calves: .55-.9750 Open Heifers: .60-.90 Beef Heifers: .73-.80 Feeder Steers: .75-.85 Beef Steers: .57-.83 Stock Bull: .65-1 Beef Bull: .74-.95 Sows: 1 at .31 Feeder Pigs (ea): 20-100 Goats (ea): 125-155 Kid Goats (ea): 37.50-175 Canners: up to 71.50 Cutters: 72-75 Utility: 76-80.25 Rabbits: 5-25 Chickens: 5-24 Ducks: 8-36 * Open Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Day. On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT January 9, 2012 Cattle: 142 Calves: 178 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 82-86; Breakers 75-80% lean 7282; Boners 80-85% lean 6878; Lean 85-90% lean 45-72. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 70-145; 80-92# 7082. Vealers: 100-120# 70-82; 90-100# 55-75; 80-90# 5575; 70-80# 52-70; 60-70# 20-46. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA January 11, 2012 Cows: Canners 38-70; Cutters 70.50-79; Util 80-85.50. Bulls: 60-93.50 Steers: Ch 119.50-130.50; Sel 100.50-125.50; Hols. 76.50-85.50. Heifers: Ch 126-131; Sel 104-122.50; Hols. 71-88.50. Calves: 5-124 ea. Feedes: 55-109 Goats: 111-154 ea; Kids 78 ea. Hog: 68-72.25 Chickens: 3.50-15 Rabbits: 2-16 Ducks: 5.50-17
Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 15-31; 61-75# 33-62; 76-95# 4267; 96-105# 36-66; 106# & up 56-66. Farm Calves: 70-130/cwt Feeders: 52-90/cwt Heifers: 64/cwt Steers: 64/cwt Bulls: 82/cwt Canners: 20-67.50/cwt Cutters: 69-78/cwt Utility: 79-87.50/cwt Hogs: 77-83/cwt Boars: 18.50/cwt Shoats: 73-84 ea. Feeder Pigs: 36 ea. Lambs (new crop): 135280/cwt Sheep: 67.50-110/cwt Goats: 125-265 ea. Rabbits: 4-8 ea. Poultry: 2-10 ea. Hay: 10 lots, 2.90-5/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ January 10, 2012 Livestock Report: 33 Calves .05-1.28, Avg .83; 41 Cows .36-.89, Avg .73; 6 Easy Cows .43.25-.66.5, Avg .55; 10 Feeders 300-500# .64-1.20, Avg .90; 16 Heifers .46-.86.5, Avg .74; 7 Bulls .59-.88, Avg .77; 10 Steers .64.5-1.22, Avg 1.04; 1 Hog .51; 4 Roasting Pigs (ea) 143; 1 Boar .28; 1 Sow .38; 8 Sheep .78-1.40, Avg 1.13; 36 Lambs (/#) 1.85-2.88, Avg 2.41; 10 Goats (ea) 84162.50, Avg 117.55; 7 Kids (ea) 30-170, Avg 66.31; 9 Hides (ea) 3.60-30, Avg 8.56. Total 211. Poultry & Egg Report: Heavy Fowl (/#) .70-2.50; Roosters (/#) 1.25; Pullets (ea) 7; Roosters (ea) 3.509.50; Bunnies (ea) 2.50; Ducks (ea) 6; Rabbits (/#) 1.40-2.90; Pigeons (ea) 1-4. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.40; Brown Jum XL 1.42-1.55; L 1.45; M 1.151.20. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 4 Alfalfa 3.20-3.30; 18 Mixed 2.70-4.10; 2 Timothy 3.80-5; 15 Grass 2-5.30; 1 Mulch 2.30; 1 Rye Straw 3.40; 1 Shelled Corn 9; 1 Oats 5.80; 3 Firewood 20-40. Total 46. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report
* Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA No report NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA January 10, 2012
EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY January 5, 2012 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .50-1; Grower Bulls over 92# 11.75; 80-92# .70-1.20. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .64-.84;
Lean .45-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .66-.83. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 850-1300; Springing Cows 1000-1400; Springing Hfrs. 950-1500; Bred Hfrs. 800-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 850-1350; Open Hfrs. 500-900; Started Hfrs. 100400; Service Bulls 500-900. Beef (/#): Feeders .50-1; Hols Sel .85-.99. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-170; Nannies 65-120; Kids 20-80.
Canandaigua Pavilion Penn Yan Dryden Cherry Creek
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CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY January 9, 2012 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# .90-1.15; 80-92# .70.85; Bob Veal .57-.64. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .77-.84; Lean .62-.7050; Hvy. Beef Bulls .79-.81. Beef (/price): Feeders 90115; Steer 80; Hols 7375.50; Hols. Hfrs. 61-84.50. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder 1.90-2.05; Market 1.90; Slaughter Sheep .65-.70. Goats (/hd): Nannies 135. Hogs (/#): .62-.68; Sow .36; Boar .20. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY No report DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY No report GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY January 5, 2012 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .48-1.10; Grower Bulls over 92# .901.875; 80-92# .70-1.15; Bob Veal .30-.54. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .76-.83; Lean .56-.72; Hvy. Beef Bulls .73-.85. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY January 5, 2012 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# 1.20-1.60; 80-92# .50.95; Bob Veal .30-.50. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .665.805; Lean .63-.73; Hvy. Beef Bulls .67-.71. BATH MARKET Bath, NY January 4, 2012 Calves (/#): Grower Bulls over 92# 1.20-1.45; 80-92# .75-.90; Bob Veal .15-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .66-.76; Lean .55-.65; Hvy. Beef Bulls .75-.83. Beef (/#): Feeders .75-.92. FINGER LAKES
LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY January 11, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 58-83.50; Canners/Cutters 43-76; HY Util 76-89. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95110# 40-70; 80-95# 3567.50; 60-80# 30-65; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 50-89. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 80-115; 80-95# 75-110; 70-80# 70-85; Hfr calves 85-145; Beef Calves bull over 95# 75-115. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 116-128; Sel 90-112; Hols. Ch grain fed 88-110; Sel 7884. Hogs: Sows US 1-3 65. Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 197.50-250. Slaughter Sheep: M 46-56. FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY January 7, 2012 Beef Steers: 301-500# 75140; 501-700# 74-144; 701# & up 67-129. Beef Heifers: 301-500# 70132; 501-700# 501-700# 75-139; 701# & up 52-122. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 67141; 501-700# 70-124; 701# & up 72-105. Holsteins: 301-500# 64-84; 501-700# 58-83; 701# & up 49-78. Bred Replacements: 3601110. Families: 760-1010. Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY January 3 & 6, 2012 Hay: 65-190, 1st cut; 125330, 2nd cut; 110-360, 3rd cut. Straw: 200-255 Firewood: 52
* Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY January 9, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .60-.89; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .70-.99. Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# .80-1.30; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. under 100# 1. Dairy: Top Milking age 1800; Top Bred Hfr. 1500; Top Open Hfr. 1050. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA January 4, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Sel 1-2 1166-1282# 111.50-116. Slaughter Heifers: Sel 1-2 1266# 109. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 81; Breakers 75-80% lean 75.50-78; Boners 80-85% lean 71.50-75, lo dress 67.50-69; Lean 85-90% lean 65-69.50, hi dress 70-73.50, lo dress 61.50-64.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1550-1980# 76.50-82.50. Feeder Cattle: Hfrs. M&L 1 400-500# 112-121; 500600# 113-115; M&L 2 500600# 90-95; Bulls M&L 1 400-500# 125-133; M&L 2 500-600# 89-107. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 107.50117.50; No. 2 90-130# 72.50-92.50; No. 3 90-120# 52.50-70. Vealers: Util 65-120# 10-35. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 242-284# 77-79; Sows US 1-3 500600# 53-63. Feeder Pigs: 40-45# 56/hd. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-2 73-82# 182.50-196; Ewes
Util 1-2 152-162# 86-89. Slaughter Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 55# 115; 60-70# 140142.50; Sel 2 50-60# 85-95; Nannies Sel 1 100-115# 120-140; Sel 2 90-110# 87.50-110; Billies Sel 1 140# 195. BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA January 4, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 70.75-75.25; Boners 66-72.75, lo dress 59-61.50; Lean 60-66, hi dress 69.25-71.50, lo dress 51.50-58. Bulls: YG 1 1375-1800# 7275; YG 2 792-1042# 5064.75. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 508-542# 100-114; L 3 Hols. 272-494# 73-95; 612# 73. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 96-124# 118-136; 9092# 106-108; No. 2 94-110# 94-110; 86-92# 85-98; No. 3 78-106# 60-84; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-95# 75-100/hd; Vealers 64-94# 5-66. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 250-280# 180-185/hd; Sows US 1-3 550# 165/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 20-55# 5-25. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-46# 130-195; 7882# 175-217.50; Ewes Gd 23 130-134# 75-92.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 20-50# 20-65; 60-75# 90122.50; Nannies Sel 1 140# 100; Sel 2 120-130# 90-95; Billies Sel 2 130-140# 100155. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA January 10, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Hfrs. Hols. 1540# full 107. Slaughter Cows: Prem.
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CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale January 10, 2012 Rabbits: 1-18 Chickens: 1.25-7 Pot Belly Pigs: 20 Pullets: 4-5 Banties: 4.25 All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report *Next Sale Fri., Jan 13 for Chinese New Year 28-42#, 100-130# in strong demand for this sale. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA January 9, 2012 Cattle: Steers Ch 1472# 121; Sel 1-2 1258# 113.50; Hols. Ch 1322-1625# 103109; Hfrs. 1124-1308# 115.50-118.50. Cows: Prem. White 73.5075; Breakers 70-74.50, lo dress 68.50-70; Boners 66.50-70.50, lo dress 63-65; Lean 61-65.50, lo dress 5559.50. Bulls: 1294-1388# 7576.50, hi dress 80.50. Feeder Bulls: 462-530# 114-123; 612-750# 80-112. Feeder Heifers: 496-506# 106-116. Calves: 181. Bull Calves No. 1 94-120# 130-147; 90-92# 110-130; 82-88# 100-127;
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Eighty-Four No. 2 94-126# 115-135; 9092# 90-115; 80-88# 77-107; No. 3 94-124# 75-110; 8092# 72-87; Hfrs. No. 1 86118# 125-150; No. 2 78106# 95-115; Util 70-90# 2560; 54-68# 22-37. Lambs: 98-102# 150-177; 134-138# 120-135. Goats (/hd): Kids 60-70# 120-122; 20-30# 30-37; Nannies 100# 87-112. Feeder Pigs: 57/hd. Hay: 34 lds, 100-400/ton. Straw: 5 lds, 155-245/ton. Earcorn: 5 lds, 180-215/ton. Rd. Bakes: 2 lds, 21-37/ld. Firewood: 11 lds, 37-162/ld. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA January 9, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1185-1580# 121.50-123; Sel 1-2 1065-1270# 108-114. Slaughter Heifers: Sel 1-2 1160-1345# 107-115.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 83-90, hi dress 92; Breakers 75-80% lean 78.50-82.50; Boners 80-85% lean 73-77.50; Lean 85-90% lean 68-72, hi dress 74, lo dress 66-67. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9502015# 81-84; few hi dress 88-93; YG 2 1080-1910# 7179. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 500-700# 132.50-142; M&L 2 300-500# 135-138; L 3 300-400# 91-102.50; 500# 96.50; Heifers M&L 1 300500# 125-135; 500-700# 110-115; 800-900# 93-95; M&L 2 300-500# 108122.50; 500-700# 87-105; Bulls M&L 1 400-500# 135145; 500-600# 118-128; 700-800# 95-114; M&L 2 300-500# 110-127.50; 500700# 105-116. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-120# 130-155; No. 2 90-130# 107.50-127.50; No. 3 85-120# 45-87.50; Hols. Hfrs. No 1 90# 180; Beef 100-250# 100-130, few 152.50-155; Vealers Util 65-
120# 25-40. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 350-408# 60-62; Sows US 1-3 300500# 55-59; Boars 540# 25. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-3 60-80# 199-217.50; Ewes Util 1-2 105-140# 8193. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 35# 70; 65-75# 135-149; Nannies Sel 2 80# 110; Billies Sel 1 145# 130/cwt. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA January 9, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1354-1506# 126.50-128.50; Ch 2-3 12701584# 122-126.50; 16161618# 121.50-123; full/YG 45 1340-1550# 119-122; Sel 1-3 1120-1556# 115-120; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 15721694# 106-109; Ch 2-3 1332-1590# 101-106; Sel 13 1296-1396# 97.50-101.50; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 12061466# 123-125; Ch 2-3 1274-1488# 116-121; Sel 13 1078-1406# 106-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 78.7580; Breakers 75-80% lean 73-77, hi dress 77-78.75, lo dress 66.50-73; Boners 8085% lean 68-74, hi dress 7476.50, lo dress 63.25-67.50; Lean 85-90% lean 62.5068.50, hi dress 69-72.50, lo dress 56-61.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1382-2040# 72-81, hi dress 1308-1906# 83.50-90, lo dress 1040-1486# 65-69. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 2 Hereford 718# 105; L 3 Hols. 240# 92; 763-984# 84.5091; Hfrs. M&L 1 246-280# 127.50-135; 406-436# 120125; 578-620# 120-125; M&L 2 350# 95; 638# 118; Hereford 598# 79; Bulls M&L 1 246# 145; 346# 150; M&L 2 448# 132; 576-626# 115117; 856-920# 92-94. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bull Calves No. 1 94-124# 120-
135; No. 2 95-128# 95-120; 82-923 80-100; No. 3 94112# 77.50-100; 76-80# 7080; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 84-92# 72.50-137.50; Vealers Util 66-108# 37.50-77.50. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 46-62# 180-225; 7596# 192.50-217.50; 124# 195; Ewes Gd 2-3 126-136# 87.50-97.50; Util 1-2 206# 82.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 110-155; 70-90# 152.50-175; Sel 2 25-40# 75-102.50; 45-55# 72.50-85; Nannies Sel 1 100# 127.50; Billies Sel 1 170# 202.50; Sel 2 120# 150; Wethers Sel 1 140# 215. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA January 5, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 2-3 1290-1430# 117-121; Sel 1-2 1206-1636# 105.50116; Hols. Steers Ch 2-3 1590-1730# 90.50-97.50; Sel 1-2 1140-1524# 86.5089.50; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1304# 124; Ch 2-3 12361532# 116-120; Sel 1-2 1004-1490# 112.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 82.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 7678.50; Boners 80-85% lean 74-75, lo dress 69-71; Lean 85-90% lean 65-70.50, hi dress 71, lo dress 63.5064.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1400# 77; YG 2 1080-1712# 72-74. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&l 1 300-400# 121-135; 500# 115; Hfrs. M&L 1 400# 107; M&L 2 300-500# 80-93. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 112.50127.50; No. 2 90-125# 90110; No. 3 85-120# 5087.50; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 96# 150; Beef type calves 132250# 120-135; Vealers Util 70-120# 15-40. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 242-270#
66-69; 40-45% lean 196238# 63-64; Sows US 1-3 500# 56; Boars 400# 26. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 60-70# 30-35/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 80# 180. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA January 7, 2012 Alfalfa: 4 lds, 130-355 Mixed Hay: 21 lds, 160-300 Timothy: 6 lds, 155-260 Grass: 13 lds, 155-285 Straw: 8 lds, 175-230 Firewood: 13 lds, 55-95 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 100 Wrapped Hay: 1 ld, 400 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA January 6, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1255-1630# 127.50133; Ch 2-3 1230-1570# 124-128; Sel 2-3 10851450# 118-123.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1335-1635# 111-116; Ch 2-3 1225-1530# 98-103; Sel 2-3 1305-1495# 94-98. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1085-1455# 123126.50; Ch 2-3 1200-1375# 124-127; Sel 2-3 11051435# 117-119. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 76-82, hi dress 82-87, lo dress 7176; Breakers 75-80% lean 70-77.50, hi dress 77.50-80, lo dress 64-70; Boners 8085% lean 68-73, hi dress 73.50-76.50, lo dress 61-67; Lean 85-90% lean 60-65, hi dress 66-70, lo dress 53-60. Slaughter Bulls: Thurs. YG 1 995-1640# 79-84, lo dress 965-1900# 71.50-76; 20102105# 73-78. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 106-128# 127-140; 94-104# 123-131; No. 2 94-128# 120135; 80-92# 85-87; No. 3 80130# 70-88; 72-78# 65; Util 80-110# 77-83; 60-78# 57; Hfrs. No. 1 95-110# 110-150; No. 2 80-125# 50-90. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA January 3, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 74-75.50, hi dress 72.50-74.50; Boners 80-85% lean 61-67; Lean 85-90% lean 59-64, lo dress 49-54. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 137-142; 8090# 80-120; No. 2 95-120# 110-130; No. 3 80-110# 6070; Util 70-105# 20-50. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA January 4, 2012
Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1610# 125.50; Ch 2-3 1530# 121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1405-1460# 113-115; 1675# 101; Ch 2-3 12601455# 103-108; 1800-1925# 95.50-97.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1115-1150# 116-119.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 74-77; Breakers 75-80% lean 71.50-75, hi dress 75-77; Boners 80-85% lean 68-72, hi dress 71.50-74; Lean 8590% lean 62-67, hi dress 6870, lo dress 55-61. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9952020# 75-80; hi dress 1625# 83.50. Feeder Cattle: Bulls L 3 Hols. 228-252# 74-75; Vealers 70-115# 30-50; 60-65# 17.50-20. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 127.50137.50; 85-90# 105-127.50; No. 2 95-125# 110-130; 8090# 90-100; No. 3 95-120# 60-100; 80-90# 40-70; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-95# 40-75. Lambs: Ch 2-3 55# 237.50; 70-75# 197.50-207.50; Ewes Gd 1-2 160-165# 91-107. Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 90-97; 70# 132.50; Nannies Sel 1 80-100# 94-122.50. Feeder Pigs (/cwt): US 1-3 50# 60; 55# 100; 70-75# 7595. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA January 3, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1370-1555# 129133.50; 1600# 127; Ch 2-3 1190-1585# 123-128.50; 1590-1660# 118.50-123; full/YG 4-5 1305-1585# 120; Sel 1-3 1160-1440# 117122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1340-1560# 107.50-113.50; Ch 2-3 1260-1520# 100105.50; Sel 1-3 1295-1500# 95-99. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1300-1450# 125-130; Ch 2-3 1125-1395# 119.50124.50; full/YG 4-5 11651255# 114.50-115.50; Sel 13 1175-1370# 113-118. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 70-75.50, hi dress 75-77, lo dress 65-69; Boners 80-85% lean 6772.50, hi dress 71-73.50, lo dress 60-65; Lean 85-90% lean 58.50-65, hi dress 67.50-70.50, lo dress 5258.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1240-2105# 74-84, hi dress 1730-1785# 90-92; YG 2 1265-1880# 70.50-75. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 626# 100; Hereford 595# 92; M&L 2 620-930# 90-110; Herefords 490-620# 87-90; L 3 Hols. 205-325# 71-87; 8951106# 69-78.
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White/Hols. Hfr. types 81.5089; Breakers 75-80% lean 76.50-79; Boners 72-76.25; Lean 70-76; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 61.50-69.50; Shelly 59 & dn. Feeder Cattle: Steers Hols. 465-490# 82; Bulls Hols. 775-785# 74-79.50. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120130; No. 2 95-120# 105-120; No. 3 75-130# 75-105; Util 70 & dn. Swine: Hogs 270-290# 7176; 300-320# 72-76; Sows 345-430# 62-70; 450-595# 60-68; Boars 395# 35.50. Goats (/hd): Fancy Kids 145-150; Sm. Fleshy 60-96. Lambs: Ch 70-80# 200-235; 105-120# 156-175; 125130# 142-159. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Jan 17 & 31. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am. Sale 1 pm for Chinese New Year.
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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 545595# 105-110; Hereford 515# 86; M&L 2 355# 105; 595-600# 87-88. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 620# 119; M&L 2 360# 124; 500# 113; L 3 Hols. 260-325# 67. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-125# 130-147; 90# 115-127; No. 2 95-125# 105132; 80-90# 80-105; No. 3 95-125# 75-100; 75-90# 6787; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 90-110# 150-190; No. 2 80-100# 70110; Vealers Util 60-105# 1075. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 230-275# 66-69; 280-360# 64-69; 4550% lean 247-275# 6366.50; 290-375# 61-65; Sows US 1-3 370-455# 5362; Boars 580-695# 2929.50. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 35# 22. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 65# 240; 110-112# 127-152; Ewes Gd 2-3 120160# 77-90. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 70# 145; 100# 182; Sel 2 under 20# 25-30; 20# 42; 70# 107. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 170# 150; pygmies 80# 7080; Sel 2 140# 92; Sel 3 100110# 40-77; Billies Sel 1 pygmies 80# 100. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA January 9, 2012 Cattle: 107 Cows: Steers Ch 115-120; Gd 108-115; Hfrs. Ch 112118; Gd 102-110; Util & Comm. 72-80; Canner/lo Cutter 70 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 75-90 Bulls: YG 1 75-80 Feeder Cattle: Steers 105120; Bulls 90-110; Hfrs. 75110. Calves: 86. Ch 100-120; Gd 80-100; Std 15-80; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 80-130. Hogs: 28. US 1-2 70-75; US 1-3 65-68; Sows US 1-3 3758; Boars 22-45. Feeder Pigs: 7. US 1-3 2050# 25-30. Sheep: 12. SI Ewes 50-100. Goats: 20-140 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA January 9, 2012 Alfalfa: 210-260 Alfalfa/Grass: 205-280 Grass: 175-195 Timothy: 150-190 Mixed Hay: 115-200 Round Bales: 85-140 Lg. Sq. Bales: 125-155 Straw: 150-210 Wood: 40-65 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE
LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA January 9, 2012 Roosters: 2.75-6 Hens: 1.50-3.25 Banties: 1.50-2 Ducks: 7 Bunnies: 4-9 Rabbits: 10-15.50 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA January 5, 2012 Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 12551535# 128-133; Ch 2-3 1230-1520# 124-127; Sel 23 1085-1450# 118-122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1335-1635# 111-116; Ch 2-3 1385-1528# 98-102; Sel 2-3 1305-1495# 94-98. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1085-1421# 124-126; Sel 2-3 1105-1435# 117119. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 78-82, hi dress 82-87, lo dress 71-77; Breakers 75-80% lean 73.50-77.50, hi dress 78-80, lo dress 70-72; Boners 8085% lean 68-73, hi dress 73.50-76.50, lo dress 61-67; Lean 88-90% lean 61-65, hi dress 65.50-68, lo dress 5560. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9951640# 79-84, lo dress 9651900# 71.50-76; 2010-2105# 73-78. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 106-128# 127-140; 94-104# 123-131; No. 2 94-128# 120135; 80-92# 85-87; No. 3 80130# 70-88; 72-78# 65; Util 80-110# 77-83; 60-78# 57. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 95-110# 110-150; No. 2 80125# 50-90. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA January 4, 2012 US 1-2: 10-20# 150;20-30# 120-155; 30-45# 130-140; 80-90# 60. US 2: 20-30# 110-125; lot 160; 30-40# 135. *Next Feeder Pig Sale will be Wed., Jan. 18. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA January 9, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 240-260; 60-80# 220-243; 70-80# fancy 245; 80-90# 219-234; fancy 242-244; 90110# 218-232; 110-130# 196-211; 130-150# 198-210; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 4060# 194-214; 60-80# 184203; 80-90# 180-195; 110130# 177-193. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M
flesh 90-110# 118-135; 120160# 104-119; 160-200# 100-114; 200-300# 96-111; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 88-102; 160-200# 94-109. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-50# 95-118; 50-60# 112125; 60-80# 132-157; 80-90# 160-170; 90-100# 161-171; Sel 2 40-60# 76-107; 60-80# 108-132; 80-90# 125-140; Sel 3 30-40# 45-60; 40-60# 56-80; 60-80# 85-110; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80-130# 126-141; 130-180# 143-158; Sel 2 80-130# 110-125; 130180# 120-135; Sel 3 50-80# 85-100; 80-130# 96-111; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 182-197; 150-200# 225-240; Sel 2 100-150# 148-163; 150-250# 190-205. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to two weeks ago corn sold steady, wheat sold steady to .05 higher, barley sold .20 to .30 higher, Oats sold steady to .10 higher & Soybeans sold steady to 1 higher. EarCorn sold 2-4 higher. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.05-7.58, Avg 7.30, Contracts 5.83-5.85; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.226.85, Avg 6.49, Contracts 6.50-6.56; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-6.50, Avg 5.56, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.10-4.80, Avg 4.46; Soybeans No 2 Range 11.22-11.70, Avg 11.48, Contracts 11.25-11.30; EarCorn Range 207.50. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.50-7.15, Avg 7; Wheat 6.22; Barley No. 3 Range 4.75-6.25, Avg 5.51; Oats No. 2 Range 4-4.83, Avg 4.44; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.50-11.63, Avg 11.05; EarCorn Range 195220, Avg 207.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.80-7.25, Avg 7.04; Wheat No. 2 Range 67.15, Avg 6.45; Barley No. 3 Range 4-6.10, Avg 4.75; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5.20, Avg 3.89; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-11.70, Avg 11.23; EarCorn Range 180-190, Avg 180. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 7.15-7.33, Avg 7.24; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.35; Barley No. 3 Range 5.70; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50;
Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.15-11.71, Avg 11.42; Gr. Sorghum Range 5.75. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.50-7.58, Avg 7.14, Month Ago 6.67, Year Ago 6.07; Wheat No. 2 Range 6-7.15, Avg 6.44, Month Ago 6.25, Year Ago 7.24; Barley No. 3 Range 46.50, Avg 5.15, Month Ago 5.01 Year Ago 4.23; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5.20, Avg 4.19, Month Ago 4.08, Year Ago 2.88; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.50-11.71, Avg 11.28, Month Ago 10.54, Year Ago 13; EarCorn Range 180-220; Avg 200, Month Ago 199.60, Year Ago 159.50. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.70-6.85, Avg 6.35; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.65; Oats No. 2 3.20-4, Avg 3.56; Soybeans No. 2 11.30. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary January 6, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 127.50-133; Ch 1-3 123-127; Sel 1-2 111.50122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 109.50-116; Ch 2-3 98-105; Sel 1-2 92-98. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 124-130; Ch 1-3 116122; Sel 1-2 107-117. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 69.50-76; Boners 80-85% lean 65.50-73; Lean 85-90% lean 60-67. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 86-92; Avg dress 74-84; lo dress 68-74. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 122.50-152; 500-700# 115-147; M&L 2 300-500# 112-135; 500-700# 95-115. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 97-127; 500-700# 110122.50; M&L 2 300-500# 80115; 500-700# 80-102.50. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 122.50-137; 500-700# 115-125; M&L 2 300-500# 88-119; 500-700# 87-114. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-75. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 120-147.50; No. 2 95-125# 100-130; No. 3 80-120# 50-100; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 140-200; No. 2 80-105# 75-135. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 62-68; 45-50% lean 220-270# 5862. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 4346; 500-700# 50.50-54. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 10-20# 150; 20-30# 120155; 30-45# 130-140; 80-90# 60; US 2 20-30# 110-125; 30-40# 135. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 260-280; 60-80# 218-275; 80-110# 188-206; 110-150# 150-192; Ch 1-3 40-60# 190-232; 60-
80# 179-200; 80-110# 174188; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 115-130; 160-200# 102-118; Util 1-2 120-160# 64-84. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 125-140; 60-80# 128-160; 80-100# 150-165; Sel 2 40-60# 106-118; 6080# 118-140; 80-100# 126150; Sel 3 40-60# 70-90; 6080# 84-103; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 128-143; 130-180# 145-160; Sel 2 80-130# 120135; 130-180# 130-145; Sel 3 50-80# 85-100; 80-130# 103-118; Billies Sel 1 100150# 180-195; 150-250# 240-260; Sel 2 100-150# 152-167; 150-250# 188-203. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Compred to last week hay & straw sold steady to 10 higher. Alfalfa 175-335; Mixed Hay 170335; Timothy 150-240; Straw 120-170; Mulch 60-90. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 240 lds 510; Mixed Hay 100480; Timothy 195-330; Grass 125-335; Straw 130-240. Diffenbach Auct, January 2, 103 lds Hay, 13 lds Straw. Alfalfa 200-510; Mixed Hay 165-480; Timothy 195-330; Grass 165-335; Straw 165240. Green Dragon, Ephrata: January 6, 56 lds Hay, 9 Straw. Alfalfa 215-390; Mixed Hay 100-360; Timothy 192295; Grass Hay 195-300; Straw 160-210. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: January 5, 32 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Mixed Hay 210-320; Timothy 270; Grass 200-350; Straw 130-195. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: January 4, 49 lds Hay, 7 Straw. Alfalfa 195-280; Mixed Hay 110-370; Timothy 150-315; Grass 125-250; Straw 185-222. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 163 Loads Hay, 37 Straw. Alfalfa 130-375; Mixed Hay 100-390; Timothy 180-290; Grass 90-335; Straw 160270. Belleville Auct, Belleville: Janary 4, 31 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa 205-225; Mixed 102.50-280; Straw 180-270. Dewart Auction, Dewart: January 2, 33 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Mixed Hay 135-390; Grass 90-310; Straw 190235. Greencastle Livestock: January 2 & 5, 19 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa 180-375; Mixed Hay 100-160; Straw 170. Kutztown Auction, Kutz-
town: January 7, 45 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Alfalfa 130-355; Mixed Hay 140-300; Timothy 155-260; Grass Hay 180230; Straw 175-230. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: January 3, 33 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa 330-345; Mixed Hay 110-260; Timothy 175-290; Grass 110-335; Straw 180-225. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: December 31 & January 3, 69 lds Hay, 18 Straw. Alfalfa 145-300; Mixed Hay 100-350; Timothy 180-240; Grass 125-235; Straw 160210. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: January 6, 37 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa 230-270; Timothy 170-200; Grass 230; Straw 200-220. VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA January 9, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1275-1640# 126-130; Ch 2-3 1220-1585# 121.50125.50; Sel 2-3 1050-1385# 118.50-122.50. Slaughter Holsteins: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 fw 1355-1430# 111-115.50; Ch 2-3 13251520# 104.50-109; Sel 2-3 12751350# 95.50-99. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1345-1555# 121.50123.50; Ch 2-3 1120-1310# 120-123; Sel 2-3 10001170# 115.50-119.25. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 73-77, hi dress 77-79.50, lo dress 69-70.50; Boners 80-85% lean 71.5074, hi dress 75.50-79; Lean 85-90% lean 62-67, hi dress 68-72.50, lo dress 59-61.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 120-140; No. 2 95120# 105-120; 80-90# 80105; No. 3 95-115# 80-95; 80-90# 60-75; Util 70-105# 35-65. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA January 5, 2012 Timothy Hay: 1 ld, 270. Orchard Grass: 4 lds, 220280. Mixed Hay: 19 lds, 185-320 Grass: 8 lds, 185-350 Straw: 3 lds, 130-195 Firewood: 16 lds, 40-100 Clover: 1 ld, 190 Soybean Fodder: 1 ld, 140 Baleage: 1 ld, 95 WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA January 4, 2012 Alfalfa: 5 lds, 184-280 Mixed: 34 lds, 195-370 Timothy: 2 lds, 233-315 Grass: 12 lds, 188-250 Straw: 8 lds, 173-222 Baleage: 1 ld, 50 Fodder: 1 ld, 140 Stubble: 1 ld, 130
FDA issues final rule on cephalosporin drugs The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to restrict a family of antibiotics commonly used to treat livestock, citing concerns that overuse might promote the development of drug-resistant bacteria that can infect people. In the Jan. 6 Federal Register, the FDA said it would limit the use of cephalosporin in cattle, swine, chicken and turkey. The antibiotics can no longer be used to prevent diseases in livestock starting April 5, though they can still be
used to treat illnesses, the FDA said. A proposed order was published in 2008 prohibiting the extra-label use of cephalosporin drugs in food-producing animals, citing cephalosporin resistance in human medicine as risk to public health. The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) registered comments in 2008 on this order stating, “We believe that the extra-label use of the cephalosporin class of products in
sheep would have a diminutive effect on any antimicrobial resistance in humans. We also believe that allowing the extra-label use of cephalosporins in sheep will reduce the pain, suffering and mortality in sheep from disease conditions for which there are no other available effective products.” In its Final Rule, the FDA agreed with ASI and several others who commented similarly by stating, “When considering the foodborne pathway,
the potential for human exposure to antimicrobialresistant pathogens is significantly less for food derived from minor species than it is for food derived from the food-producing major species. In addition, cephalosporins are approved for use in sheep and goats, thereby, reducing the potential for extra label use in these species.” As stated in ASI’s 2008 comments, “Naxcel (ceftiofur sodium), for example, has a very limited label approval for the treatment of respiratory disease by
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NRCS accepting applications to protect Connecticut farmland TOLLAND, CT — Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Jay Mar recently announced the sign-up period for the agency’s Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). “Applications are currently being accepted,” said Mar. “However, the cutoff date for this year’s funding is Feb. 24. This program helps ensure that valuable, productive land is protected. Since 1996, NRCS has provided $32 million to protect over 100 farmers in Connecticut.” FRPP provides matching funds to help purchase development rights to keep farms in agricultural uses. Working through existing partner programs, USDA works with state, Tribal, or local governments and nongovernmental organizations to purchase conservation easements from landowners. USDA provides up to 50 percent of
the fair market easement value of the conservation easement. To qualify, farmland must be part of a pending offer from a qualified state, Tribe, or local farmland protection program; be privately owned; contain at least 50 percent prime, statewide, or local important farmland soils; and include at least onethird cropland, grassland, and pasture land of the total acreage. All funds will be awarded to the highest ranking eligible parcels through a statewide, competitive process. Applications submitted after Feb. 24, will be held for 2013 funding consideration. For more information, visit www.ct.nrcs.usda. gov/programs, or contact your nearest USDA Field Office: Danielson, 860-779-0557; Hamden, 203-287-8038; Norwich, 860-887-3604; Torrington, 860-626-8258; Windsor, 860-688-7725.
Mielke from 23 plus milk offerings were heavy in most regions and manufacturing facilities were located in close proximity of production without too many long hauls reported. Cream placement was probably the most challenging. Cream volumes moved from Eastern and Western regions of the country into the Midwest for processing. In most
areas of the country, churns were running at capacity and generating bulk butter versus print. Surplus milk offerings were expected to ease during the New Year’s holiday weekend as bottlers enhanced their schedules as many primary and secondary school students return to the classroom on Tuesday, January 3.
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1992 Like New Belarus 572 4WD w/Kelley loader, 400 eng. Hours, Last 572 Sold New by Us, Hobby Farm Tractor, Always Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 2011 McCormick X-10 40 4WD w/Loader, Nearly New! Only 15 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 JD 5440 4WD Forage Harvester w/P.U. Head, 4500 Hrs., New Dura Drum Cutterhead rebuilt in 2011, Priced Right!. .$12,500 NH 8560 4WD, Cab, 3500 Hrs, Powershift, 4 New Tires, Very Nice!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,500 JD 325 Skid Steer w/Cab & AC, Hi flow, 68 Hrs!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,900 Claas 46 Round Baler w/Netwrap, Very Nice . . . . . . . . . .$8,750 Krone RR280 5x6 Round Baler, Very Good . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,750 Case IH C80 2WD, 3500 Hrs, Bargain!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 ‘07 Krone KW1102 36 Ft. Tedder, Like New!! . . . . . . . . .$12,500 JD 4050 4 Post, Quad, 4500 Hrs, 3Pt, 2 Hyd, Future Collector Tractor, Factory Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 15 Ft. Brillion Land Commander Very Good . . . . . . . . .$15,000 NH 2120 4WD Tractor w/Loader, 1500 Hrs . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 Case IH 9X, 800 Spring Reset Plows, Very Good!! . . . . . . .$9,500 2009 JD 582 Round Baler, Roto Cut, Cover Edge, Like New!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,750 2005 JD 5325N 2WD Open Orchard Tractor, 1170 Hrs, Like New & Priced Right! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,750
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22566 - Madisonn Countyy Freee stalll Operation. 210 acres 160 acres of very productive tillable land. With additional land to rent. 2 barns with 280 free stalls. Double 10 rapid exit parlor. Large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 5 bedroom home with 2 baths. Several custom operators in the area for harvesting and planting feed. This farm is turnkey, ready to milk. Good farming area, agricultural and machinery businesses all close by . . . . . . . 50,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $55 Makee ann offer.
22799 - Madisonn County, Near Brookfield State Lands. Good little buy on a good little farm. 18 surveyed acres mostly tillable. Beautiful year round trout stream. 2 story barn with 50 stalls. Milking equipment still intact. Patz barn cleaner. Good 40x80 machinery building. Additional older 2 story barn with side addition for storage. Remodeled 2 story home. Good 2 car garage. Farm is close to the beautiful Brookfield State Forest and the Equine trail system with over 300 miles of trails for riding horses. Close to snow mobile and ATV trails, great hunting and fishing. Nice little farm to raise a few horses or beef. Farm is reasonably priced to sell . . . . .Askingg $140,000 Ownerr wouldd considerr fairr offer.
23022 - Otsegoo Countyy Freee stalll Operation. Buildings for 300 head. Double 8 milking parlor, 3,000 gallon bulk tank, large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 4 bdrm home. All situated on 70 acres of land w/40+/- acres tillable, gravel loem soils w/lots of additional land to rent reasonable. Great location. Mins from Cooperstown or Oneonta. Farm would work well for dairy although buildings are conducive for horses and beef. Farm has 2 trout streams. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Nice area to live and farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pricedd too selll Askingg $245,000
22755 - Makee uss ann offer! Madison County Gentleman's Farm. 190+/- acres. 60 well drained high lime tillable acres. Balance woods and pasture. 2 large machinery buildings. 50x70 loose housing livestock barn. Also an older 72x175 Free stall barn. Good completely remodeled 2 story Victorian home. House is ready to go for two families but could easily be changed to one 5 bedroom home. Farm has a great location, 25 mins to Syracuse. Beef, horses, or gentleman farming. Farm has been reasonably priced to sell m $300,0000 too $275,000. . . . . . . . . . . . .Pricee Reducedd from
22911 - Drasticallyy Reducedd - Otsego County Gentleman's Farm New Home and Buildings. Spectacular views. Mins to Cooperstown, NY. 93 acres located on a quiet road w/30 tillable acres all in hay. 15 acres of pasture, balance woods. Lots of deer & turkey. Nice modern 2 story 4 bdrm home. 52x60 pole barn w/partial concrete floor would work well for horses, livestock, machinery storage. 20x40 horse barn. Home & buildings sit well off of quiet road . . . m $440,0000 too $395,0000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reducedd from Ownerss aree lookingg forr a fairr offeer.
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JAN 18 Energy Audit Workshop with CISA MDAR Amherst Office, 101 University Dr. Suite C4. 5:30-8 pm. This workshop will review energy audit options that can help assess energy saving and renewable energy options on your farm by looking at energy use, financial savings, recommendations and payback periods for equipment upgrades. Contact Devon Whitney-Deal, 413-6657100 ext. 22 or e-mail email@example.com. Southeast Agriculture Mediation Workshop: Conflict Resolution Skills The Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver MA. 6-8 pm. Call 508-2952212 ext. 50 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org On Internet at http:// semaponline.org. JAN 20-21 16th Annual VT Grazing & Livestock Conference Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. Featuring local, regional and national speakers on multiple species grazing management & production. Several workshops. Contact Jenn Colby, 802-656-0858 or e-mail email@example.com. On Internet at www. uvm.edu/pasture JAN 20-22 NOFA-NY Annual Conference: The Cooperative Economy Saratoga Hilton & City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. Contact Katie NagleCaraluzzo, 585-271-1979 ext. 512 or e-mail register@ nofany.org. JAN 22-24 The National Mastitis Council (NMC) 51st Annual Meeting TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL. For dairy professionals from around the world to exchange current information on udder health, mastitis control, milking management and milk quality. Call 727-3676461. On Internet at www.nmconline.org JAN 25 Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Annual Meeting Barre, VT. Contact Jane Woodhouse, 802-592-3062. JAN 25-26 Northeast Pasture Consortium (NEPC) Annual Meeting Century House Hotel & Conference Center, Latham, NY. Topics are nutrient management, silvopasture, results from grazing trials and more.. Contact Becky Casteel, 304-293-2565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org JAN 26 2012 Dairy Farmers’ Banquet
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Now is the time to make your estate plans Attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting picked up valuable advice from Christopher Hesse on how to protect their estates. Hesse is a CPA with LarsonAllen Firm-Wide Tax Resource Group and a partner in a family farm. According to Hesse, proper planning is critical to ensure an estate will be passed down to future generations, and not the government. The current death tax exemption for 2012 is $5 million. While Congress is expected to extend the current exemption to 2013, Hesse warns that if this is not the case, it will be reduced to $1 million. Any amount over the death tax exemption is subject to a taxable amount of 55 percent of the asset’s present value. “It’s important to start the estate planning process now, because no one has a crystal ball that can predict the future,” said Hesse. With the high price of farmland today, farmers and ranchers can easily find themselves having an estate worth more than $5 million. For these individuals, Hesse says there are several ways to transfer ownership of their estates. One option is to start reducing total net assets through annual gifting. The government currently allows gifts up to $13,000 to be given to one individual without being taxed. While Hesse encouraged members to begin setting up their estate plans, he offered some words of caution regarding estate trusts. “One of the things people sometimes don’t realize is that if you just change your will, if you have an estate trust, the changes you make in the will do not effectively change the estate trust.”
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Tips for a successful breeding season by Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech The start of the fall breeding season is just around the corner. Proper management of both rams and ewes prior to, during, and after the breeding season is critical for a successful sub-
optimize maturity). To prepare ram lambs for the breeding season, rams should be “hardened up” prior to introduction with ewes. This can be accomplished through limit feeding grain while on pasture. The amount of supplementation will vary ac-
sequent lambing season. Ram Management Most often, newly purchased ram lambs are coming off a high plane of nutrition heading into their first breeding season (completing a structured performance test, or managed on the farm for high growth rates to
cording to the ram’s body condition and pasture quality, but as a guideline 1-2 percent of body weight will suffice to achieve a moderate body condition at the start of the breeding season (not excessively fat or thin). Be certain that housing and facilities provides
adequate shade and ventilation so that rams can stay cool. These principles also apply to mature rams, which may be new to the flock or been in use for several years. Exposure to high temperatures can compromise the reproductive soundness of rams.
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Newly acquired ram lambs should not be commingled with older, mature rams either prior to or during the breeding season. Particular care should be taken if rams from different sources (of similar age) need to be commingled and all commingling should take place prior to the breeding season. Prior to the start of the breeding season, all rams should be subjected to a breeding soundness exam by a veterinarian. The breeding soundness exam assess the physical fitness of the ram, and most importantly the ram’s reproductive soundness and capability of settling ewes. Plan ahead to allow adequate time to find a replacement ram should an existing sire be found to be a non-breeder. Many factors influence the breeding capacity of rams, including age, breed, nutrition, management, and environment. As a general guideline, ram lambs are capable of breeding 15 to 25 ewes during their first breeding season, and most mature rams can service 50 or more ewes. All rams, and particularly ram lambs, should be observed closely to monitor their breeding behavior and libido to ensure they are servicing and settling ewes. The use of a marking harness, rotating colors every 17 days, is an excellent management tool for this purpose. The breeding season should be kept to a maximum of 60 days for young rams. This will prevent over-use, severe weight loss and reduced libido. Severe weight loss
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Tips from 39 may impair future growth and development of the young ram and reduce his lifetime usefulness. When practical, supplementing ram lambs with grain during the breeding season will reduce excessive weight loss (feeding rate of 2 percent bodyweight daily). Rams used together in multiple-sire breeding pastures should be of similar age and size. Ram lambs cannot compete with mature rams in the same breeding pasture. A sound management practice is to rotate rams among different breeding pastures every 17-34 days. This practice decreases the breeding pressure on a single ram. Ewe Management Some advance planning and simple management practices will assist in having a successful breeding season. Vaccination of the ewe flock for Campylobacter (vibrio) and Chlamydia are important for abortion disease control. For ewe lambs and ewes not previously vaccinated, these products typically require an initial injection prior to the breeding season followed by a second vaccination during gestation. In subsequent years, a single booster vaccination is required. Follow product label directions when administering any vaccine. A month prior to the breeding season is also an opportune time to trim and inspect feet on the ewe flock and perform preventative foot care. This is also a good time to make final culling decisions and sell poor producing and thin ewes. Flushing is the practice of increasing energy intake, and therefore body condition, during the 10-14 days prior to breeding. This practice has been shown to be effective in increasing ovulation rates, and thereby increasing lambing percentage by 10-20 percent. The response to flushing is affected by several factors, including the body condition of the ewe and time of the breeding season. Ewes that are in poor body condition will respond most favorably to the increase in energy, whereas fat ewes will show little if any response.
Flushing can be accomplished by moving ewes to high quality pastures or through providing .75 to 1.25 pounds of corn or barley per head per day from two weeks prebreeding through four weeks into the breeding season. Provide a highselenium, sheep mineral
free choice. Like rams, ewes are also prone to heat stress during the breeding seasons. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can have an effect on ewe fertility and embryo survival. To help reduce these embryo losses and resulting decrease in
lamb crop, minimize handling during the heat of the day and allow the flock access to a cool, shaded area. Ram Management After the Breeding Season Young rams require a relatively high plane of nutrition following the
breeding season to replenish body condition and meet demands for continued growth. Body condition and projected mature size of the ram will determine his nutrient requirements during the months following the breeding season. Rams should be kept away
from ewes in an isolated facility or pasture after the breeding season. In the winter months, provide cover from extreme weather that may cause frostbite to the scrotum resulting in decreased fertility. Source: Livestock Update, August 2011
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