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23 January 2012 Section One of Two Volume 29 Number 44

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Evaluating the dairy steer enterprise ~ Page 4 Maine couple receive agriculture commissioner’s service award ~ Page 5

Featured Columnist: Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly A15 Crop Comments A7 Moo News A13 Auctions B7 Classifieds B19 Farmer to Farmer A29 Trucks A8 DAIRY/DHIA VERMONT FARM SHOW

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Page 2 - Section A • COUNTRY FOLKS New England • January 23, 2012

Keeping winter storage crops fresher longer by Sanne Kure-Jensen Do your carrots wilt, your potatoes sprout and your squash pucker and shrink? If so it could be from improper storage. Ruth Hazzard, University of Massachusetts Extension agent, shared her experience with root crop storage and Lee Stivers, Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension, spoke about Vegetables’ Post Harvest Needs at the New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference in December. Long term storage is successful when the natural aging process of vegetables and fruit can be slowed. Growers need to manage four natural processes: respiration, transpiration, ethylene production and potential cold injury. Immediately after harvest, root crops such as carrots or beets should be cooled and then stored at their optimum temperature and relative humidity (RH). Other crops such as potato, onion and winter squash benefit from a curing period before being cooled to their ideal storage temperature. Different crops prefer specific types of storage: cold, cool or warm combined with moist or dry conditions.

“Quality cannot be improved after harvest,” noted Stivers, “it can only be maintained. For best storage, start with the highest quality crop from the varieties best suited to your site; control pests all season, manage water and nutrients and harvest at the optimal time.” Successful storage begins with good harvest practices. “Treat all your crops like eggs,” Hazzard and Stivers agreed. One bad apple really does spoil the whole barrel. Cull cut, bruised and damaged vegetables and fruits before storage. Bruising and cuts cause excess respiration, ethylene production and offer disease a way to get inside skins and rinds. Mechanically damaged fruits and vegetables also lose water more rapidly. Proper curing of skins and rinds can help heal wounds, retain moisture, reduce shrinkage and extend storage life. Prompt post-harvest cooling is critical for most vegetables to lower respiration rates, slow water loss, inhibit potential mold and bacteria growth and reduce ethylene production (ripening agent). Cooling methods include room-cooling, forced-air cooling, hydro-cooling and icing.

Judy Carvalho of Maplewood Farms with two styles of potato storage bins. She and her nephews have traditionally stacked wooden bins with potatoes two high in their insulated storage barn. This year, they are also using tote bags for storage. Photo by Sanne Kure-Jensen

While some crops benefit from cold storage, others suffer cold injury and decline quickly in cool conditions. All crops need consistent temperatures. Rising and falling temperatures can encourage condensation and quickly rot a crop. Oxygen and air circulation are critical to allow respiration to keep the crops alive. Be aware of the ethylene produced by fruits like apples, pears, peaches, plums, cantaloupes, tomatoes and several tropical fruits like bananas. Many growers prefer to brush off but not wash root crops before placing them in storage. Hazzard said some carrot farmers found staining on carrots unless they washed them before longterm storage. Chlorine or other sanitizing agents in wash water and hydro-cooling water help protect against rot and other storage problems as well as consumers. If you do wash root crops before storage, be sure they are dry when you pack them up. Potatoes Maturity is reached when vines are dry and tuber skins are set. Ideal harvest temperatures should be 45 to 60 degrees. Cure before long term storage by holding at 50 to 60 degrees and 95 percent RH for 10 to 14 days. Long term storage temperatures should be 38 to 40 degrees. Properly harvested and stored potatoes typically last three to six months or as long as six to nine months. Beware mixing crops in closed storage spaces as exposure to ethylene encourages potatoes to sprout. Temperatures below 45 degrees cause cold injury, darkening potatoes and turning starches to sugars. Potatoes can cure in storage bins and need good air circulation. Concrete floors are okay for potato storage areas. Potatoes do generate some heat on their own so can be stored in insulated areas without much supplemental heat in cold climates. Winter Squashes and Sweet Potatoes These crops benefit from warm, dry storage at or near 55 degrees. Squash are mature 45 to 50 days from bud set and can be harvested any time thereafter. Winter Squash maturity is indicated by rind hardness, color and corking of stems. Crops should be harvested before frost or cold nights below 50 degrees and cured for at least a week before storage to allow any bruises or cuts to

Forced air curing of onions can be as fast as 12 hours at 86 to 105 degrees. Onions are ready for storage when their neck scales are completely dry and should be stored at, not below, 32 degrees with 65-70 percent relative humidity for best scale color. Photo courtesy of Ruth Hazzard heal. Curing at 80 to 85 degrees and 80 to 85 percent RH for 10 days helps harden rinds, but is not recommended for acorn or green rind squashes. Remove the hard stems on Butternut and other Moschata type squashes to avoid damage to other squash in the same storage bins. Optimum storage temperature is 55 to 59 degrees or 50 to 55 degrees for green rind types. RH should be 50 to 70 percent. Squash are very sensitive to chilling injury when held below 50 degrees. Root cellars and temperatures below 50 degrees can cause cold damage. Most squash can be stored two to three months, longer for Hubbard and butternut squash and shorter for acorn and delicata squashes. Onions and Garlic Maturity is indicated when 10 to 20 percent of the tops lay down in the field. Undercutting 1 to 2 inches can accelerate dormancy. Field curing is ideal when temperatures are over 75 degrees. Tops should be removed after at least two weeks of field or bench curing before dry cold storage of alliums. Forced air curing can be as fast as 12 hours at 86 to 105 degrees. Onions are ready for storage when their neck scales are completely dry and should be stored at, not below, 32 degrees with 65-70 percent RH for best scale color. Onions can be stored up to six to nine months; but typically only three to six

months. Ethylene exposure encourages sprouting. Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Parsnips, Rutabagas and Cabbages Harvest these crops cold and keep them cold. Their freezing temperature is 29 to 30 degrees so a mild frost will not be a problem. These crops need cold, moist storage. Carrots like 95 to 99 percent humidity and 32 degrees. Avoid liquid water which can speed rot. The later the harvest can be delayed, the greater the stability in storage. Hazzard notes that Bolero carrots are widely grown for storage in New England; Chantenay and Berlikum have good potential as storage carrots as well. More mature carrots will store longer than less mature ones. Carrots can typically be stored three to five months under good conditions. Be sure to store these crops separately from ethylene producing crops like apples; exposure to ethylene can cause bitter flavors. Some farmers wrap individual cabbages before storage allowing them to store onions in the same rooms. Others wrap bins or pallets with moist burlap. Fans inside coolers keep some air moving through holes in the bottom of the bins. Household misters can help maintain high humidity levels. Additional post-harvest information is available in the USDA Agriculture Handbook Number 66 at www.ba.ars.usda.gov/hb66/ contents.html.


Leahy cuts ribbon on new food venture center

“We’re in Hardwick for a reason. It has to do with some great entrepreneurs. Projects like this don’t happen because of money alone.”

January 23, 2012 • COUNTRY FOLKS New England • Section A - Page 3

“Individual successes lead by Bethany M. Dunbar to community success,” he HARDWICK, VT — “You’re said. “Welcome to Hardwick.” really redefining community Tom Stearns of High development in Vermont,” Mowing Seeds, and the board U.S. Sen. Pat Leahy told farmpresident of the Center for an ers, entrepreneurs, and offiAgricultural Economy, said cials at the grand opening of for too many years farming the Vermont Food Venture was something people Center on Jan. 6. pushed their children away “Hardwick has become a from. Now, he said, “in national model for the future Vermont, everything seems of agriculture.” possible.” It was the official opening of He added that it’s not just the center, a 15,000-squarethe Hardwick food venture cenfoot nonprofit industrial ter; it’s the Vermont Food kitchen where entrepreneurs Venture Center and open to all. can develop their small busiThe center is available to nesses. Before the speeches, a rent for an hour, a day or a crowd of about 300 people week. milled around and toured the facility, tasting some of the “There’s a lot that’s going to products people have created happen here. So hold onto or perfected using the center’s your hats.” kitchens and with help from Other speakers included its staff. Among the samples Jenny Nelson of Senator were jalapeño chips, smoked Bernie Sanders office, Tricia farm-raised salmon and a traCoates from Congressman ditional farmers’ drink called Peter Welch’s office, and switchel. Not absolutely Senator Pat Leahy addresses the crowd at the grand opening ceremony of the Vermont Food Venture Matthew Suchodolski of the everything was food. One Center in Hardwick. At right is Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross. U.S. Department of farm had also made a salve Commerce. Photos by Bethany M. Dunbar out of bear fat. After the speeches people The venture center is not “Agriculture is defined as an toured the new kitchens. Meyer shrugged and said, and others. new. It has been operating in “It’ll work.” Vermont Secretary of art or a science or a business Operations manager George Fairfax, VT, since 1996 but Agriculture Chuck Ross acted or raising crops,” he said; but Keener and production assisThe senator said he thanked outgrew its space. Hardwick Meyer for his in-depth as moderator and introduced really it’s a passion. Brown tant Connor Gorham said made a successful bid to bring description of his plan. the other speakers. said his father was a dairy among the help available are the center to the industrial “We’re in Hardwick for a farmer in the same spot for 40 two food scientists and packOn a more serious note, he park thanks to a core group of said he knew Meyer and others reason. It has to do with years because of his passion aging experts. farmers and entrepreneurs in “They’ll get down to the involved well enough to know some great entrepreneurs,” for what he was doing, and he the area. The he said. “Projects like this molecular level,” said Keener. sees the same passion in the they could group is He said one woman was havmake it work. don’t happen because of new farmers coming along. establishing “This is not Wall Street. ing trouble with a cheesecake Bill Davies money alone.” a food sysHardwick Selectmen There are not millions of dol- recipe that wasn’t turning out spoke for the tem that board of Chairman Marcus Brown said lars to be made here,” he said. the consistency she had includes not N o r t h e r n it used to be that anyone mak- But there are thriving busi- hoped. One of the food scienonly new Enterprises, a ing a speech in Hardwick nesses within a stone’s throw tists said a five degree differbusinesses nonprofit that would start out with a of the venture center, he said, ence in the baking temperabut infraHardwick joke. He said he’s and they are proving that it ture would make a huge ran the origistructure glad that’s no longer the case. can be done. improvement, and it did. nal center in such as busiF a i r f a x , ness planw h i c h ning and S e n a t o r technical Leahy helped assistance. get started in Senator the first Leahy said ~ Chuck Ross p l a c e . people in Vermont are Vermont Secretary N o r t h e r n Enterprises starting of Agriculture put together vibrant new more than farms instead $3-million in federal and state of closing down old ones. “The Senate Ag Committee’s money to build the new faciligoing to hear about you — all ty. According to a press release of you,” he said. “You don’t from Senator Leahy, the grants need speeches, but I wanted included: a $500,000 United Department of to be here because I wanted to States say thank you to all of you for Agriculture Rural Business making me proud to be a Enterprise grant; a $1.5-million Economic Development Vermonter.” American Senator Leahy said he Administration Recovery and Reinvestment remembers quite well one of his first conversations about Act grant; a $800,000 Vermont Development this project with Andrew Community Meyer, who has started two Program grant to the town of successful businesses in Hardwick; $450,000 secured Hardwick: Vermont Soy and separately for this project by Vermont Natural Coatings. Senator Leahy; and state He asked Meyer how it will grants obtained by state George Keener, operations manager at the venture center, explains how equipment in one of three proSenator Vince Illuzzi of Derby duction kitchens works. work.


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Evaluating the Dairy Steer Enterprise by Bill Halfman, UW Extension County Agriculture Agent In Wisconsin it is common for dairy farms to have a dairy steer enterprise. A number of Wisconsin farms also transition to finishing dairy steers when the owners have decided that they wanted to partially retire and cut back on labor demands by selling the milking herd, and are able use some of the existing facilities with minimal remodeling. Some farmers who are finishing dairy steers are doing an excellent job, and others do not realize how much money their “source of profit” is costing them. At the time of writing this article, fed cattle prices have reached record levels and many producers comment on how big the check will be for those steers when sold, and I have heard some farmers comment that they “don’t have anything in them.” While I agree that right now those checks are big, it is important to take a close look at how much money it costs to finish those steers. If people are honest with themselves they will find that it is very unlikely that they really “don’t have anything in them.” To examine the wide range in profits and losses realized from finishing dairy

steers, let’s compare the high net return group to the low net return group from the Center For Farm Financial Management’s FINBIN (www.finbin.umn.edu) database of 117 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota that reported finishing dairy steers in 2009. The data showed a $220 per head difference in direct costs between the high and low net profit groups and a $77.18 per head in overhead costs difference between the two groups. When looking at the net returns per head when including direct, overhead, labor and management costs, the high net profit group saw a return of $186 per head profit, while the low net return group saw a loss of $408 per head. This information should encourage cattle feeders to examine their costs of production to see where they are doing a good job and where they may have opportunities for improvement. In order to make determining cost of production and evaluating strengths and weaknesses of a cattle finishing enterprise an easier task, UW Extension folks have recently developed a number of spreadsheets and evaluation tools for producers to use. All of these tools can be found at the Wisconsin Beef Information Center

Cover photo by Sally Colby Some farmers finishing dairy steers are doing an excellent job, and others do not realize how much money their “source of profit” is costing them.

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(http://fyi.uwex.edu/wbic) in the “Resources” section. One of these spreadsheets is a Feedlot Yardage Calculator. If you are not familiar with the term yardage, it is a cattle feeding industry term that is used to describe overhead costs. Typically buildings, machinery, utilities, and in some cases labor, and bedding may or may not be included in yardage. The spreadsheet provides a systematic process for cattle finishers to determine how many “cattle on feed days” in the feedlot operation; to identify the buildings and equipment used in the cattle feeding operation; and assign a value for the percentage of the time for those assets used in the cattle finishing enterprise. It is important that cattle feeders use honest and fair values for their inputs when using this tool to get an accurate yardage cost. Another tool available, is an Feedlot Enterprise Budget Worksheet, that provides feeders with a template to enter in their direct expenses including animal costs, feed costs, and other expenses, including the yardage calculated from the yardage tool. The spreadsheet then calculates the expected return from the sale of the animals, as well as calculates the

breakeven price, which determines how much they can afford to pay for cattle. A Feedlot Closeout Worksheet had also been developed that allows producers to analyze the actual return on a group of animals in order to determine if changes need to be made in the future. Another valuable tool for dairy steer enterprises to consider is the Feedlot Cost of Gain Assessment, which is used as a self assessment to analyze current management practices on how those choices contribute to improving feed efficiency. Several factors affect feedlot profitability, but one of the factors feeders have the most control is feed efficiency. When feed costs are high, the importance of improving feed efficiency to reduce cost of gain is important. When using the cost of gain assessment tool feeders should keep in mind the best answer may be dependent on economy of scale considerations. The most successful feeders are those who match resources and efficiency in the best combination and this is different depending on size of operation. Source: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, Wisconsin Beef Information Center

Mad River Food Hub celebrates Grand Opening WAITSFIELD, VT — Vermont’s first small scale food processing facility has officially opened the doors to local farmers and food producers in Central Vermont. Gov. Peter Shumlin attended the ribbon cutting at the facility on Jan. 17. Livestock and vegetable producers now have another way to add value to their products and tap into the growing local food movement in Vermont. The Mad River Food Hub is the first of its kind fully equipped, licensed vegetable and meat processing facility in New England. Located in Waitsfield, VT, it provides farmers and food producers with a wide array of commercial scale meat and vegetable processing equipment, as well as on-site storage and distribution services to local market outlets. The Mad River Food Hub complements what the Vermont Food Venture Center offers in that it is geared to even smaller scale producers and has the only fully licensed, shared meat processing space in the state. Consumer appetite for locally raised meat and homemade sausage is growing rapidly and the Mad River Food Hub is poised to help farmers and chefs to tap into this expanding market. Conceived in 2010 and constructed in 2011, the Mad River Food Hub is the first fully equipped, licensed vegetable and meat processing facility in the state of Vermont. It offers farmers and food producers affordable, daily rental of state licensed meat and vegetable processing rooms. The design and implementation of the Mad River Food Hub’s services

relied extensively on the research, data and analysis from the state’s Farm to Plate Strategic Plan. Funding for this facility was provided by a number of state, federal and foundation funds as well as private investment. “This new facility is the first for-profit food hub and the only facility in the Northeast U.S. that combines a stateinspected meat and vegetable facility,” said founder Robin Morris. “We also chose to organize as a for-profit business as we felt it provided a more likely longevity for the services offered.” More than 10 local farms and food producers are already using the Mad River Food Hub’s services, including Vermont Bean Crafters, The Vermont Meat Company, Vermont Raw Pet Food, Lawson’s Finest, Gaylord Farm, Kingsbury Market Gardens, Screamin Ridge Farm, Knoll Farm, Tannery Farm & Three Springs Farm. The Mad River Food Hub is the result of many years of discussion and collaboration with the Mad River Valley Localvore Project, Valley Futures Network, Mad River Valley Planning District, Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Land Trust, Farmers, Businesses, Non-profit Organizations and residents. Funding has come from a variety of sources including, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund — Farm to Plate, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Farm Viability Program, Vermont Agriculture Innovation Center, Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant and local residents. For more information, go to www.madriverfoodhub.com.


Maine couple receive agriculture commissioner’s service award extensive participation in local state, and national organizations. Notable in their volunteer efforts are their years of work in helping to run the Windsor Fair, and their weekly work with the Augusta Food Bank, helping to expand its service from 20 families per month in the 1980s, to a current level of about 900. A lifetime advocate for Maine agriculture, Bernard served as agriculture commissioner from 1988 to 1996. He held positions with numerous agricultural organizations, including the Maine Potato Council, Maine Potato Board, Aroostook County Extension Service, National Potato Promotion Board, and the Agricultural Bargaining Council, in addition to representing Maine for many years at the Eastern States Exposition — The Big E. At the state level, he also served for eight years on the Land for Maine’s Future board, and was director of the Finance Authority of Maine. At the local level, Bernard was a member of the Limestone school and planning boards.

Bernard and Norma Shaw received the 2012 Agriculture Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award at the 71st Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show. From left to right are Carson and Susan Nile, a daughter of the Shaw’s; Norma Shaw, Gov. Paul LePage; Bernard Shaw; Agriculture Commissioner Walter Whitcomb; Sara Hardy, a daughter of the Shaw’s; Ruth McIlroy, Bernard’s sister; and Mike Hardy.

Funding options available through NRCS by Sanne Kure-Jensen USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers cost-share programs designed to improve natural resource quality while enhancing agricultural production. These funds can assist with forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, livestock and greenhouse operations. The Rhode Island Conservation Districts and NRCS jointly presented statewide workshops in December. About 25 guests at the Portsmouth Free Public Library learned about the roles of RI Conservation Districts and the many NRCS funding programs available. Eastern RI Conservation District board members and greenhouse growers, Skip Paul of Wishing Stone Farm in Little Compton and Ron Mucci of Tiverton, shared their experience constructing and using High Tunnels. Funding is available through a variety of conservation programs to help farmers and growers implement and install conservation practices, There are three Conservation Cost-Share Programs: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA). There are three Conservation Easement Programs: Farm & Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) and Wetland Reserve Program (WRP). NRCS also offers a Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Environmental Quality Incentives Program This voluntary conservation program

provides technical and financial assistance to farmers and growers for addressing resource concerns related to soil, water, air, plants, animals and other related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, rangeland, pastureland, private non-industrial forestland and other farm or ranch lands; eligible farmers are those engaged in livestock or agricultural production and owners of non-industrial private forestland. To participate in EQIP you need to own or rent the land for the term of the proposed contract and have financial and/or legal interest in the farming operation on the land. Your average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must be less than $1 million dollars and you must be in good standing with any other USDA contracts. NRCS and your local Conservation District can help landowners verify eligibility. Conservation Activity Plans CAPs are EQIP-funded Management Plans developed by NRCS certified Technical Service Providers (TSPs). CAPs offered through EQIP include: Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Management, Grazing, Agricultural Energy Management, Irrigation and Water Management, Transition to Organic, Comprehensive Nutrient Management, Pollinator, Integrated Pest Management and Air Quality Management. Wildlife Habitat Incentive Programs This voluntary program helps develop or improve habitat for fish and wildlife of National, State, Tribal and local significance. WHIP practices

include: Fish Passages, Pollinator Habitat, Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats, Forest Stand Improvement, Stream Habitat Improvement and Wetland Restoration. Agricultural Management Assistance Program AMA addresses threats to a farmer’s long term viability, such as droughtrelated crop losses. Financial assistance helps farmers defray the costs of installing new irrigation systems in previously unirrigated areas and converting sprinkler systems to conservation irrigation systems. AMA’s practice list varies and is updated each year. Farm and Ranch Protection Program This Conservation Easement Program provides matching funds to State, Tribal or local governments and non-governmental organizations, with existing farm and ranch lands protection programs, to help purchase conservation easements. Eligible lands include forests and lands that contribute to the economic viability of a farm or buffers adjacent development. Wetland Reserve Program This Conservation Easement Program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Tribes to restore, protect and enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring eligible land from agriculture. This can be accomplished with a permanent Easement where the USDA pays 100 percent of the easement value and up to 100 percent of the restoration costs. Another option is a 30-Year Easement where the USDA

pays up to 75 percent of the restoration costs. Grasslands Reserve Program This Conservation Easement Program allows landowners to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving grassland including rangeland, pastureland, shrubland and certain other lands. This can be accomplished with 10, 15 or 20 year Rental Contracts where the USDA provides annual payments up to 75 percent of the grazing value established by the Farm Service Agency up to $50,000 per year per person or legal entity. Permanent Easements are also available and can pay up to fair market value, less the grazing value of the land encumbered by the easement. Conservation Stewardship Program This voluntary conservation program encourages producers to comprehensively address resource concerns with additional conservation practices to improve, maintain and manage existing conservation activities. The CSP is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land. CSP participants receive an annual land use payment for operation-level environmental benefits they produce; the higher the operational performance, the higher their payment. If you are interested in more information on these or other NRCS programs, view their website at www.nrcs.usda.gov or contact NRCS or your local Conservation District for assistance in developing a Conservation Plan.

January 23, 2012 • COUNTRY FOLKS New England • Section A - Page 5

AUGUSTA, MAINE — Aroostook County potato farmers Bernard and Norma Shaw have received the 2012 Agriculture Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented to the Shaws by Agriculture Commissioner Walter Whitcomb at the 71st Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show, the three-day event was held recently at the Augusta Civic Center. Also in attendance, and participating in the award presentation, was Maine Gov. Paul LePage. “I am very pleased to present this award to the Shaws, two of the most accomplished, yet humble, contributors to Maine’s agricultural community,” said Whitcomb. “Their years of service and ability to focus on the positive are something we all should emulate.” Both natives of Limestone, the Shaws, in their 61 years of marriage, personify the traditional, hardworking Maine farm family. They not only ran a busy and successful farm while raising three children, but also managed to include


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USDA announces sign-up period for New York/New England Forestry Initiative TOLLAND, CT – Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Jay T. Mar, has announced the signup period to apply for assistance through the New York/New England Forestry Initiative. “Forests not only provide clean water,” said Mar, “they form the backbone of rural economies by providing a sustainable source of renewable energy, forest products, outdoor-related recreational opportunities, and tourism.” Forests are home to countless types of fish and wildlife — many of which depend on large forest blocks. However, with much of this land being subdivided and sold, many forests are now at risk. The Forestry Initiative is an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat, forest health and productivity, and water quality on private forest lands. “Connecticut is one of only seven states offering this type of assistance,” said Mar. To be eligible, owners of private forest land must have an interest in a forestry operation or private woodlot. Producer records must be on file with the USDA-Farm Service Agency, and be compliant with the conservation provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill. Applicants must also own or control the land, and agree to implement conservation practices according to the contract schedule. Land is not eligible if it is currently enrolled in another Farm Bill program. Publicly owned lands are also not eligible. Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis, closing date for Fiscal Year 2012 funding is Feb. 3. Interested landowners should call or visit their local USDA Service Center to submit an application and complete the necessary paperwork to establish eligibility — Danielson 860-779-0557; Hamden 203-287-8038; Norwich 860-887-3604; Torrington 860-6268258; Windsor 860-6887725.


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Middle Ages. During that period, in 1481, a papal historian recorded: “the sows of Notza were without equal in hunting truffles, however they should be muzzled to prevent them from eating the prize.” Some time in the last century dogs became the peferred truffle-tracking species, since they don’t eat them. The “black truffle” or “black Périgord truffle” (T. melanosporum) is named after the Périgord region in France and grows with oak and hazelnut trees. Specimens can be found in late autumn and winter, reaching 3-inch diameter and weighing up to 3.5 ounces. Black truffle production is mostly Eu-

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man word Trüffel, which came from the Latin word tuber, meaning “swelling” or “lump”. Biologically, the mycelia of truffles form symbiotic relationships with the roots of several tree species including beech, poplar, oak, birch, hornbeam, hazel, and pine. According to Wikipedia, mycelia are the vegetative parts of a fungus, consisting of long, branching filament-like structures. Truffles prefer calcareous (high lime) soils, which are well drained and neutral or alkaline. Truffles fruit throughout the year, depending oon the species, and can be found buried between the leaf litter and the soil. The “white truffle” or “Alba madonna” comes from the Piedmont region in northern Italy, and Tuscany, further south. Growing symbiotically with oak, hazel, poplar and beech, and fruiting in autumn, they can occasionally reach five inch diameter and 1.1 pound weight. White truffle (Tuber


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Double deck trailer ban in Highway Safety Bill by Cindy Schonholtz, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently included the double deck trailer ban in S. 1950, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enhancement Act of 2011. Section 905 of S. 1950 prohibits the transportation of all horses in double deck trailers, not just those bound for slaughter. This measure is currently waiting for further consideration on the Senate floor. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will likely mark up its version of the Highway Bill in early February. You may be curious as to why Congress is trying to expand this provision. This issue has been a strong interest of Senator Kirk (R-IL). While Senator Kirk was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, he stated he in-

troduced this legislation after an accident in Wadsworth, IL, in October 2007, involving the overturning of a double deck trailer carrying 59 Belgian draft horses. According to accident reports the driver ran a red light causing the accident. Several other accidents cited in background information supporting the ban were caused by driver error. Unfortunate accidents such as this remind those transporting livestock that continued education on transportation safety is vital. The welfare of the livestock we are transporting is our top priority and we must communicate this fact and not allow special interest groups to destroy our industries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture currently regulates the transport of horses to slaughter and recently strengthened those regulations, but there are currently no other federal regulations

on horse transportation. Passage of this provision would possibly lead to further restrictions on livestock transportation. Rodeo stock contractors stand to suffer adverse effects if a ban on transporting in double deck trailers is imposed. The rodeo industry actively opposes the ban with the following facts: • While transporting horses and all livestock, the main goal should always be the safety of the trailer (i.e. headroom, road worthiness, etc.). As with any form of transportation, accidents may happen and the focus of any potential legislation should be on safe transport, rather than the banning one specialized form of transportation. • Stock contractors transport rodeo horses in double deck trailers which are specially ordered or specially modified in order to safely transport horses. These modifications may include changes made to

ramps and doorways to safely accommodate horses. • Rodeo horses must be fit and able to perform when they arrive at their destination. Thousands of horses are successfully hauled each year in specially modified double deck trucks. • Many stock contractors have one level created with a higher clearance (up to 84 inches). The level with the lower floor to ceiling clearance is used to haul timed event cattle or bulls. • The average height of a horse is approximately 60 inches. Floor to ceiling clearance in most double level trailers used to haul bucking horses range from 71 to 75 inches. This leaves from 11 to 15 inches of headroom for the average horse in these modified trailers, more than adequate. • Taller rodeo horses are transported in the single level areas at the front and back of the modified trailers which

Kraft pushes for 97,000–pound Trucks by Mike Oscar On Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, emboldened by U.S. legislation allowing Maine and Vermont to keep 97,000-pound trucks rumbling on their interstate highways, Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) and Home Depot Inc. announced their support for the legislation. Kraft, which stated “their trucks would drive 33

million fewer miles a year with higher weight limits nationwide and they need to carry loads more efficiently to combat high diesel-fuel prices.” Currently, 44 states are already allowed to set higher weight limits for secondary roads and 28 states allow a limited number of heavier trucks on interstates by permit, for certain vital commodi-

ties or for shipping containers loaded from ports. The average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel was $3.93 per gallon as of Dec. 5, according to the U.S. Energy Department, up 18 percent from the beginning of 2011. Additionally, Wisconsin in recently passed a package of nine bills intended to loosen various truck size and weight limits.

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may have up to 9 feet of floor to ceiling clearance. • The majority of bucking horses used in professional rodeos today come from breeding programs where they are specifically bred to buck. These horses are conditioned to riding in specially modified double level trailers from a young age. We must stand together and educate our representatives in Congress on

Trucks the negative consequences of this legislation. Please start today by contacting your elected officials in Congress and urging them to oppose provisions in the Highway Bill that prohibit the transport of horses in double deck trailers.

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Crop from A7 priced, European Tuber cousins. The “Chinese truffle” (T. sinensis) is a winter black truffle harvested in China. Due to their bountiful growth, Chinese truffles are often exported to the West as an inferior-quality substitute (counterfeit?) for T. melanosporum. Some truffle exporters or delicatessen shops sell Chinese truffles into which extracts of the real T. melanosporum are introduced. These truffles are often sold at a high price, marked as Tuber melanosporum, even though the far superior quality fungus is barely represented in the product being sold. According to the CBS reporter, in addition to the unethical truffle marketing tactics practiced by many importers and distributors, Mother Nature is undermining the efforts of legitimate truffle harvesters. Spores of Chinese truffles are escaping into the European countryside, crossbreeding with spores from the expensive fungi. All these plants are genus Tuber. To a large

extent, different species members of the same genus can hybridize. This will make it increasingly difficult for trufflers and their faithful pooches to find the real McCoys. As an example of this hybridization, let me remind you how well glyphosate-tolerant canola can cross-breed with yellow mustard. (I referred to the result of this mating as mustola). In the U.S. Pacific Northwest, several species of truffle are harvested both recreationally and commercially, most notably, the “Oregon white truffles”, T. oregonense and T. gibbosum. The “pecan truffle” (T. lyonii) is found in the Southern U.S., usually associated with pecan trees. Chefs who have experimented with them agree “they are very good and have potential as a food commodity.” Although pecan farmers used to find them along with pecans and discard them, considering them a nuisance, they sell for about $100 a pound and

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ropean, with France accounting for 45 percent, Spain 35 percent, and Italy 20 percent. About 80 percent of the French production comes from southeast France, mostly the Provence region; 20 percent of the production comes from southwest France. Southern France has sweet limestone soils and dry hot weather that truffles need. It’s fitting that a Chinese casino owner, as mentioned earlier, paid top dollar for a European truffle. This is because on Jan. 8, 2012, CBS weekly television program, 60 Minutes, ran a program called, “Truffles: The Most Expensive Food in the World.” This very high value trait, according to CBS, has brought organized crime into the truffle trade, creating a black market and leading to theft of both truffles as well as the highly valued trufflesniffing dogs. This plot thickens with the influx of the inferior Chinese truffles, which unethical importers substitute for their high quality, high-


2012 Conservation Stewardship program sign-up USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2012 ranking period cutoff for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to Jan. 27, 2012. Interested farmers and ranchers have until Friday, Jan. 27, to complete the initial application form to compete for a spot in the 2012 enrollment class for the program. To sign up, producers should visit their NRCS

local service center. * Continuous sign-up, but if you miss the cut-off you wait a full year — While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of the year, NRCS applies a cutoff date for applications to be considered during a particular fiscal year. Once the cut-off date is past, producers may continue to apply for the program, but they will not be considered for entry until the spring of the following year, in this case spring

of 2013, so if you want to enroll in 2012 you must get an application filed by Jan. 27. Process and timeline The application form, available at local NRCS offices, is a fairly short and simple one. Producers will also need to fill out the NRCS-CPA-1200 form. It is the same short generic two page form that is used for all the NRCS conservation programs offering financial assistance to farmers and ranchers. Prior to submitting the

CSP application (or an application for any other USDA conservation assistance program) you must have a farm record number established with the Farm Service Agency. If you do not currently have one, go to FSA first to establish your farm record. All producers who have submitted their completed short conservation program application form by Jan. 27 will then have until early to mid March 2012 to sit down with their local

NRCS staff person and fill out the CSP Conservation Measurement Tool (CMT) which will be used to determine program eligibility, environmental benefits ranking, and CSP payment amounts. The CMT session will generally last an hour or more. NRCS currently expects to complete the ranking process by sometime in March. Farmers and ranchers with the highest environmental benefits scores on the CMT will be chosen

for enrollment. NRCS will then schedule on-farm verification visits and develop a CSP plan and contract for each enrollee. The agency currently expects that process to last through mid to late April. The first annual payments for five-year contracts awarded in this round will be made on or after Oct. 1, 2012 and then every Oct. 1 thereafter. For detailed background information on CSP, visit the NSAC webpage.

started, in the U.S. as well as Europe, even the northern parts. It would be neat if spores from the Oregon

white truffles successfully took root (though technically not their own roots) in the Northeast. That would be fit-

ting also, because exactly a century ago, the hop industry in our region blighted out almost entirely. Oregon hop grow-

ers filled the market void caused by our permanent crop loss. Perhaps it’s time for those Pacific producers to re-

turn a favor. After all we original Yankees do know how to grow oak, hazel, poplar, and beech as well as anybody.

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have been used in some gourmet restaurants. In the last 30 years, new attempts for mass production of truffles have

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TRACTORS 2011 N.H.TD5030 4wd, ROPS - Rental Return. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,250 2011 N.H.T5050 4wd, ROPS - Rental Return - 212 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . $29,995 2001 N.H.TN70 w/32LA Loader, 4wd, ROPS - 2018 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . $22,600 1997 N.H. 8770 4wd, Supersteer, Mega Flow Hydraulics, Rear Duals - 7164 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCED $47,500 2009 N.H.TD5050 4wd, w/New 825TL Loader, Cab, 90 HP - 2683 Hrs. - Excellent Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38,750 2000 NH TS100 4wd, Cab, 32x32 Shuttle, 2 Remotes - 2135 Hr. . . . . . $39,995 2007 NH TL100A 4wd, Cab, w/NH 830TL Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,795 2011 Mahindra 3616 4wd, Cab w/Heat & AC, HST Trans, Loader - 4 Hrs.$24,375 2010 N.H.T6030 4wd, Cab w/NH 840TL Loader - 400 Hrs. - Excellent Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $78,750 2010 NH TD5050 4wd, ROPS, w/Warranty, 480 Hrs. - Excellent . . . . . . $31,875 2010 NH TD5030 4wd, ROPS, w/New 825TL Loader - 495 Hrs. - Excellent Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,800 Kubota L2850 4wd, GST Transmission w/Loader, Backhoe, Front Snowblower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,495 AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT 2001 Gehl 1075 Forage Harvester, 2 Row Corn Head, Hay Pickup, Metal StopREDUCED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 2009 NH 74CSRA 3 Point Snowblower - Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,450 2000 Gehl 1287 Tandem Manure Spreader, 287 Bushel, Slurry Sides, Hyd. Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,495 1987 NH 790 Forage Harvester, Metalert, 790W Hay Pickup . . . . . . . . . $4,995 2003 Challenger SB34 Inline Square Baler w/Thrower, Hyd. Tension - Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,375 2000 LP RCR 2584 7' Rotary Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,540 2005 H&S ST420 Rotary Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 WIC Cart Mounted bedding Chopper with Honda Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,450 2008 Cole 1 Row 3pt. Planter with multiple Seed Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,195 Gehl Forage Box on Dion D1200 Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,895 JD 336 Baler w/Thrower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 2010 NH H7230 10'4" Discbine, Roll Conditioner, Like New - Demo. . . $24,900 1987 NH 326 Baler w/70 Thrower, Hydra Formatic Tension, Hyd. Pickup $7,700 2010 E-Z Trail CF890 Round Bale Carrier/Feeder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 1989 N.H. 570 Baler w/72 Thrower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,300 2003 N.H. 1411 Discbine 10'4" Cut w/Rubber Rolls - Field Ready . . . . $15,950 Deutz-Fahr K500 Tedder, 4 Star, 17' Working Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,260 Pequea HR930 Rotary Rake, Excellent Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,400 2002 N.H. FP240-Forage Harvester, w/metalert, Crop Processor, 29P P/U Head, 3PN Corn Head, New Knives and Sheerbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,995 N.H. 824 2 Row Corn Head for a N.H. 900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,250 2008 Taarup 8011T 8 Star 32' Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,995 2008 H&S RT5200 HYD Hydraulic Fold Tedder - Like New. . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 Smoker Solid Bottom Elevator 20' on chassis w/Elec. Motor . . . . . . . . . . . $795 2009 N.H. BR7060 Twine Only Round Baler, Wide pickup - Like New. . $24,500 JD 127 5' Pull type Rotary Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $725 1995 Vicon H1050 9 Wheel Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,195 Kverneland 2 Bottom Spring Reset Mold Board Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,795 Gehl 940 16' Forage Box on Tandem 12 Ton Gehl Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,995 Wooden Flat bed 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 N.H. 570 Baler w/72 Thrower- Excellent Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $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' P/U 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 Condition . . . . . . . $10,200 N.H. 415 Discbine-Good Condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 N.H. 315 Baler w/70 Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 2009 Erskin 72" Front Mount snowblower for Class III Compact Tractor $4,760 2003 Challenger PTD10 10' Disc Mower/Conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000 2003 Challenger RB46 Silage Special Round Baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,500 2011 N.H. BR7060 4x5 Silage Special Round Baler w/Crop Cutter- Like New . $31,250 2011 H & S CR10 10 Wheel Hyd. Fold Rake - Like New. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900 2008 Krause 7300/18WR 18' Cushion gang disc - Demo unit - Like New$25,625 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 2007 N.H. M428 Telehandler 42' Reach - 1050 Hrs. - REDUCED. . . . . $41,250 2008 N.H. M459 Telehandler 45' Reach - 420 Hrs. - REDUCED. . . . . . $62,500 2008 N.H.W50BTC Mini Wheel Loader, Cab w/Heat/Air, Bucket/Forks-375 Hrs. REDUCED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $61,250 2007 N.H. E70SR Excavator w/Blade, Steel Tracks, Cab w/Heat /AC - 400 Hrs. REDUCED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 2009 . . N.H. E135B SR Excavator w/Cab, Dozer Blade, 36" Bucket - 1600 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,750 2009N.H. E50B Cab w/Heat & Air, Blade, Rubber Track, Hyd. Thumb - 725 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,250 2010 N.H. E35B Excavator w/Blade, Rubber Tracks, Cab w/Heat/Air- REDUCED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,625 2010 N.H. L170 Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Pilot Controls, Hyd. Q-Attach Plate 72" Bucket - 100 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,875 2007 . . N.H. C185 Track Skidsteer, Cab, Heat/AC, Pilot, 84" Bucket - 1088 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,500 2008 N.H. 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 N.H. LS180.B Skidsteer, Hyd. Mount Plate, New Tires - 4601 Hrs.$14,750 ATTACHMENTS 2008 N.H. /FFC 66" Skidsteer Tiller-Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 1994 Locke 8x18 Tandem axle Goose Neck Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 2008 NH 96" Hyd. Angle Dozer Blade - Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 2010 N.H./Bradco 6" x 4' Trencher, Skidsteer Mount, Like New. . . . . . . . . . $3,995 2011 N.H./McMillon Hyd. Drive SSL Post Hole Digger w/9" Auger . . . . . . . $2,950


Four quarts is not enough! large breed calves such as Holsteins. Second, the environment has a significant impact on maintenance requirements. During the winter, calves require deep, dry bedding to help them maintain the insulating capabilities of their hair coat. A wet environment with limited bedding greatly enhances heat loss. Third, calves are born with relatively low reserves of body fat that they can mobilize during periods of low energy intake or environmental stress. The impact of cold weather on nutrient requirements is demonstrated by the following example with a calf weighing 100 lb.: • At 68°F feeding one gallon of a milk replacer with 20 percent fat provides enough energy for

about 0.5 lb. of daily gain. • When the temperature drops to 41°F, four quarts of milk replacer is just enough to meet their maintenance requirements with nothing left for growth. • If the milk replacer has only 15 percent fat, then then 4 quarts of milk replacer is sufficient for maintenance at 50°F. Another stress occurs due to the fact that most calves are fed equal amounts early in the morning and again later in the afternoon. Imagine the nutritional stress calves face during the long interval between the evening and morning feeding when the temperature drops at night. It’s apparent that calf feeding rates need to be increased during the winter. A 20 percent fat milk replacer is highly

recommended over those with lower fat content. Feeding rates should be increased by 50 percent or doubled under extreme cold. Feeding 1.5 gallons of a 20 percent fat milk replacer reconstituted to 12.5 percent solids provides sufficient energy for 0.23 lb. of gain at 32°F. However, it would take 2 gallons of this liquid to maintain a growth rate of 0.4 lb. at 20°F. In response to our research indicating the higher susceptibility of small calves to cold stress, a 25 percent fat milk replacer was developed for Jersey calves. Additionally, successful management of calves during the winter involves creating a dry, stress free environment with deep bedding and protection from drafts and dampness. Calf

coats can help reduce heat loss if they are kept dry. Finally, it should be apparent that feeding management must change to enable calves to grow and resist digestive and respiratory disease. Don’t skimp on liquid feeding programs, especially during the first weeks of life when calf starter intake is low. Savings by limit feeding milk or milk replacer to less

than 1.5 gallons daily (12.5 percent to 15 percent solids) or use of a poor quality milk replacer may reduce feed costs, but substantially increase treatment costs and possibly lead to conditions which lead to increased mortality and a restriction of lifetime performance of the animal. Source: Dairy Pipeline January/February 2012

FDA milk sampling program begins The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) milk residue survey project is now underway. The FDA residue survey involves the collection of a total of nearly 2,000 universal milk samples at central milk testing laboratories:

900 milk samples from dairy producers with a cull dairy cow tissue residue violation, and another 900 random milk samples. FDA will have the samples blinded at the central laboratories, and then shipped to the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) at Illinois Institute of Technology. The milk samples will then be shipped to FDA laboratories for analysis. The milk samples will be tested for about 30 different antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory residues which may include the following: Ampicillin, Cephapirin, Cloxacillin, Penicillin G, Erythromycin, Tylosin, C i p r o f l o x a c i n , Sarafloxacin, Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Sulfachloropyridazine, Sulfadiazine, Sulfamerazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Sulfamethazine, Sulfaquinoxaline, Sulfathiazole, Tripelennamine,Thiabendazole, Pirlimycin, Flunixin, Bacitracin, Virginiamycin, Tilmicosin, Neomycin, Gentamicin, Florfenicol, Chloramphenicol and Tulathromycin. NMPF anticipates that the sampling and laboratory analysis will take about one year. As a reminder, the NMPF Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual is available on the National Dairy FARM Program website. Source: News for Dairy Co-Ops, Jan. 6

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by Bob James, Extension Dairy Scientist, Dairy Nutrition Winter weather has arrived and calf feeding programs need to change. Calves are especially susceptible to cold stress for several reasons. This is especially true for calves during the first three to four weeks of age before they begin consuming measurable quantities of calf starter grain. First, these are small animals that lose body heat much more quickly than larger animals because they have a larger surface area. The smaller the calf, the more important this relationship becomes. Virginia Tech research revealed that small calves, such as Jerseys, had a maintenance requirement which was at least 15 percent higher than


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(NAPSA) — On cool days, family and friends should give a warm welcome to fruit-inspired dishes made with Duncan Hines®, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie fillings that are almost as easy to make as they are enjoyable to eat. For recipes, visit the www.piefilling.com.

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, cut into small pieces 1 tablespoon sugar 1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Place pie crust on a rimless baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dust a rolling pin and parchment paper with flour and roll pastry into a rough 13-inch circle. 2. Place pie filling in center of pastry, leaving a 2inch border all around. Grate 1 teaspoon of lemon peel; squeeze 2 teaspoons of lemon juice from the lemon. Sprinkle both over pie filling. Scatter butter over top. 3. Fold pastry back over pie filling to make an uneven edge of 11⁄2 inches, leaving center of pie filling exposed. Sprinkle sugar over pastry border. Bake 20 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the pastry is golden brown. Cool slightly. Serve with ice cream if desired.

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Apple Pie Rustica 1 refrigerated pie crust (half of a 15 oz. package, or pastry for one 9-inch single crust pie) 1 (21 oz.) can Duncan Hines®, Comstock® or Wilderness® Apple Pie Filling 1 lemon

1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice, undrained 1 can (21 oz.) Duncan Hines®, Comstock® or Wilderness® Cherry Pie Filling 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Classic Yellow Cake Mix 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 13x9-inch pan. 2. Dump pineapple with juice into pan. Spread evenly. Dump in pie filling. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over cherry layer. Sprinkle pecans over cake mix. Dot with butter. 3. Bake 50 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Creamy Hawaiian Apple Salad I think I’ve created almost as many apple salads as there are leaves on an apple tree! Apples add so much more than flavor when stirred into a palatepleasing salad. They also add fiber and vitamins. Try this tasty harvest-time apple salad and see if you don’t agree. 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder 3/4 cup water 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, packed in fruit juice, drained and 1/4 cup liquid reserved 3/4 cup reduced-calorie whipped topping 2 cups cored, unpeeled and diced Red Delicious apples 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows 3 tablespoons chopped pecans 1. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, dry milk powder, water and reserved pineapple liquid. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in whipped topping. Add apples, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans. Mix gently to combine. 2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 6 (3/4 cup) servings. • Each serving equals: 146 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein, 29g carb., 269mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1/2 Fat. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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mitment that was itself nearly a full-time job (but unpaid). And there were the two books I wrote about organic dairy cow care. The latest one, The Barn Guide to Treating Dairy Cows Naturally, was published last January and has over 200 color pictures and is very farmerfriendly in terms of reading it (published by Acres USA). While I have accomplished a fair amount over the last 16 years in the veterinary world, the most important thing for me as a vet will always be direct interaction with the animals. But unfortunately, like many dedicated vets, this at times

has taken time away from being a good husband and dad. Also, while I was running around to accomplish the things mentioned above, I got into a very set routine of treatments — but at least the shots and treatments were almost always okay for certified organic livestock. From direct experience I learned what works and what doesn’t work (preventions, home remedies and then my treatments). And like most people doing things repetitively, I became somewhat numb — kind of like being a mindless robot at times. While I felt good about using natural treatments in

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ed in my first book, remaining small family farms will either be Amish or Mennonite and/or become grazing, organic and eco-friendly; other small family farms will elect to become more intensive with their inputs, keeping cows continually inside under more intense control striving for very high production and then expanding cow numbers at some point. But just because you make a lot of milk doesn’t mean you make a lot of money! As we know, organic cows make significantly less milk on average than their conventional cousins — many studies have shown this. The trick then is to know how to feed your cows to be profitable, if not increase profits (and keeping them in good body condition). Part of that is to try to be as self-sufficient as possible. If you can’t be self-sufficient due to land base and/or herd size, you need to consider which inputs are best to buy in, perhaps accept decreased milk per cow, or reduce your herd size to balance it with your land base to match the carrying capacity of your farm. Of course there are mortgage payments to be made and, yes, the quantity of milk and butterfat/protein sold is reflected in your paycheck. But fortunately for organic producers, you can budget ahead of time due to the consistent organic milk price. The consistent milk price in organics is a much safer place to be than on the roller coaster of conventional milk pricing. Farmers “sitting on the fence” wondering if they should “go organic” have many factors to consider. A long running Vermont economic study shows that organic farmers haven’t gained much

compared to conventional farmers — as in money in the bank. But then why aren’t organic farmers fleeing from the organic sector? One major factor is definitely the consistent organic milk price. I hear it might hit $30/cwt this year (plus quality bonuses). Another factor would be not being exposed to potentially carcinogenic sprays used for field work. Yet another would be seeing less intervention to keep animals healthy along with typically also having a lower culling rate with spare animals to sell. While the paper work for organics is a small mountain to climb, hopefully the milk companies will start helping farmers fill out that paperwork (especially the transitioning farmers). But then again, doing the paperwork does help organic farmers get to know their farms better from a management perspective. (Many organic farmers say they are better managers now.) The amount of detail that certifiers require these days could drive some people nuts — a few folks have left organic due to the paperwork issue from what I’ve heard. But I haven’t heard of people leaving because they can’t use antibiotics or hormones in the animals, or that they can’t use pesticides on the soil, crops and land — certainly these issues are more important on a daily basis to almost all farmers. Farming organically certainly can be done, there is absolutely no question about that. While the paperwork involved is time consuming and there are no guarantees of becoming rich in organic, then why are people drawn to

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by Hubert J. Karreman Hi Folks, Greetings for a great New Year to you all. As I start the New Year I think about what I have learned during my time off over the last year and a half. Due to my heart surgery for the valve problem I was born with, I couldn’t be in practice any longer as I had been for close to 15 years. But it wasn’t just practice that I had been involved with, as I was invited to give talks about organic animal health treatments by many different groups and companies. Then there was also being on the National Organic Standards Board — that was a time com-

the barns, I eventually got to feeling somewhat “burned out”, mainly due to the many things I was involved with that demanded my attention. Yet I was also very hesitant to give up practice in the way I had been carrying it out, all the way to the time where I simply had to stop to prepare for my surgery. But I am grateful for the perspective my sabbatical (time off) from “the trenches” has given me. It’s allowed me to more fully appreciate the farmers that strive to produce food for society while not using herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides on crops and produce. Also, seeing animals out on pasture seems more and more to me now as something uniquely aligned with eco-friendly and organic livestock production (whether it is cows, pigs, or poultry). It is unfortunate, but pretty much true, that the farming world is becoming more and more split between conventional and organic methods. As I predict-


Deadline near for USDA’s conservation initiatives TOLLAND, CT — Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Jay Mar reminds potential applicants of the importance of submitting applications for the agency’s On-Farm Energy, Organic, and Seasonal High Tunnel Conservation Initiatives. All offer technical and financial assistance through the agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous

basis; however, there will be three ranking periods. Applications for the first must be received by Feb. 3; second by March 30; and third by June 1. At the end of a period, NRCS ranks all proposals that have been submitted for funding consideration. NRCS will notify applicants of the results and begin developing contracts with those selected. “Producers tell us they want to apply for these initiatives, but many want more time to make sure they choose the one that’s right for their oper-

ation,” Mar said. “Moving to multiple ranking dates will make it easier for them to apply and begin implementing the practices they need to benefit natural resources.” Initiative Overview • On-Farm Energy Initiative: NRCS and producers develop farm energy audits that assess energy consumption on an operation. NRCS then uses audit data to develop energy conservation recommendations; • Organic Initiative: NRCS helps certified organic growers and producers working to

soil/crop health and management, along with using natural treatments for an occasional sick animal — then an organic farmer may find tight economic times less burdensome than when they were farming conventionally. To many organic farmers, the non-economic benefits to the health of their

family, animals and soil outweigh only looking at the potential economic benefits. And that is truly holistic: looking at all the various inputs, natural resources, living creatures and human beings in order to create a system that is vibrant and respectful of all the other parts, not only the money involved.

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2012 Looking Guardedly Optimistic Issued Jan. 13, 2012 The big question in everyone’s mind is what lies ahead in 2012. The Agriculture Department revealed what they see in their crystal ball via their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The Department lowered its milk production forecast slightly for 2011 due to lower expected cow numbers for the fourth quarter, but the forecast for 2012 was unchanged from last month. The 2011 estimate was put at 196 billion pounds, down 100 million pounds from the December estimate, and 2012 output remains projected at 198.5 billion pounds. The 2012 cheese price forecast was lowered but the nonfat dry milk (NDM) and whey price

1 stocks on hand for the U.S. since 1988. Hay stocks decreased across much of the Nation’s midsection and in most cases, were attributed to an unusually dry year that negatively impacted hay production as well as pasture and rangeland. Stocks on hand were the lowest since 1985 in Oklahoma and Texas, two States that were hit hardest by this year’s prolonged drought, according to USDA. Ironically, the CME’s January 10 Daily Dairy Report (DDR) said that, “On the heels of the driest year on record, West Texas has been hit with massive snowfall the last two weeks. Some counties received nearly 20 inches this season, more than triple the snowfall in Buffalo and double that in Minneapolis. Winter still hasn’t really set in, in the Midwest, according to the DDR, where temperatures were 20-30 degrees above normal and snowcover was almost completely absent. Still, nearly a third of Texas remains in exceptional drought, the most extreme category, according to USDA’s Drought Monitor. Looking “back to the futures;” the Class III milk price average for the first six months of 2012 stood at $17.16 on December 2, $16.84 on December 9, $17.07 on December 16, $17.04 on December 23, $17.60 on January 6, and was hovering around $17.34 on January 13. The cash dairy markets saw little change the second week of 2012. Block cheese closed Friday the 13th at $1.5950 per pound, down 1 1/2cents on the week but 7 cents above a year ago when the blocks jumped 16 cents. Barrel closed at $1.55, down 4 cents on the week and 7 1/2cents above a year ago when the barrels rolled 13 1/4-cents higher. Twenty one cars of block traded hands on the week and four of barrel. The NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price lost 5.7 cents, slipping to $1.5810. The barrels averaged $1.6036, down 0.6 cent. Market analyst Jerry Dryer wrote in his January 6 Dairy and Food Market Analyst that


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Mielke from A15 there would likely be more cheese price strength the second week of 2012 and “maybe for the next two weeks, then look for a retracement in prices as the sales lull ahead of Easter/Passover arrives. He adds the caveat that “the bulls will be back.” “The aforementioned holidays are reasonably good for sales and they are two weeks earlier this year than last.” He reports that overseas orders for Second Quarter 2012 and Second Half 2012 will support the market in the not-toodistant future. And the milk supply will begin to tighten up.” Cash butter closed the second Friday of 2012 at $1.6125, up three-quarter cents on the week but 48 3/4-cents below a year ago. Six cars were sold on the week. NASS butter averaged $1.6015, up 1.4 cents. NASS nonfat dry milk averaged $1.4133, up 1.3 cents, and dry whey averaged 67.91 cents, up 0.8 cent. February Class I milk prices in California will

take a dip. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced their northern price at $18.52 per cwt., and $18.79 for the south. Both are down $1.36 from January but are $1.64 above February 2011. The Federal order Class I base price is announced January 20. Dairy farmer members of California’s Milk Producers Council were challenged in their January 6 newsletter regarding the discrepancy between their Class 4b cheese milk price and the comparable Federal order Class III, which I have outlined for many months. You can read about it at www.milkproducers.org. Click on “Latest News” for the January 6 edition. That price difference has ranged from 8 cents in February, 2011 to December’s $3.63 below the federal order price. The newsletter also features an article reporting that two of the three major ethanol subsidies are now history but warns the work is not over as the last re-

maining major support is “still alive and well.” Many believe ethanol production has raised feed prices for every aspect of livestock agriculture, including dairy. And, Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW) reports that, just weeks after CDFA denied a dairy producer hearing petition to consider adjustments to California’s Class 4b milk price whey factor, the leading dairy processing cooperative in the state requested a hearing to consider modifying the Class 4a minimum price formula. In its request, California Dairies, Inc. (CDI) is proposing an increase in the “make allowance,” the amount processors can deduct from the minimum milk price paid to producers, to cover manufacturing costs for butter and nonfat dry milk. CDI also asked that the “f.o.b. adjuster” for butter be lowered. According to MPC’s Rob Vandenheuvel, the effect of the requested changes would be to re-

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Mielke from A16 duce the Class 4a minimum price paid to producers by 31.33 cents per cwt. CDFA has until January 18 to decide if a hearing is warranted. For details, log on to www.cdfa.ca.gov/dairy/ dairy_hearings_matrix.h tml . In other dairy news; Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 18 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, and United Dairymen of Arizona to

sell a total of 6.4 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The product will be delivered January through June 2012. The CWT program aided in the sale of 92.4 million pounds of cheese in 2011 to 26 countries, the equivalent of 910 million pounds of milk, or the annual production of 43,500 cows, according to a CWT press release. Farm milk production

is clustered on either side of the seasonal tipping point in most areas of the country, according to USDA’s weekly update. Florida milk production is already on the rise, as it is in other Southern states. Northern tier states are just beginning to see production tick higher. Bottled milk demand is variable throughout the country. Some bottler demand bounced up to preholiday volumes as grocers restocked and

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front; drug use in animals that produce or become food for humans is coming under greater scrutiny, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued an order affecting some antimicrobial use in livestock. DPW’s Dave Natzke talked about what the proposal means for dairy farmers in Friday’s DairyLine. He said that the FDA order establishing guidance for the use of a class of antimicrobial drugs, cephalosporins, in food-producing animals, was published in the January 6 Federal Registrar. The order prohibits using cephalosporin drugs at unapproved dose levels, frequencies, durations or routes of administration. It also prohibits the use of cephalosporins intended for human or companion animal use in a food animal species, and prohibits using cephalosporin drugs for disease prevention. Natzke added that it does not, however, prohibit all extra-label use of approved cephalosporin products in food-producing animals and gives veterinarians latitude to select appropriate treatments for diseases they diagnose. As long as the extra-label use adheres to a treatment regimen approved on the label (such as dose, frequency, duration and route of administration), veterinarians may prescribe the product for other diseases beyond those on the product label. According to industry experts, the order respects veterinary discretion in determining the appropriate and responsible use of cephalosporin antibiotic medicines in the interest of animal health and human health where a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship is in place. FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine issued the order on January 4; it was published in the Federal Register on January 6. The public has a 60-day comment period, closing on March 6. Following the comment period, FDA has 30 days in which to implement the final rule on April 5, 2012, Natzke reported.

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schools reopened. However, some areas in the Midwest experienced light Class I demand in addition to spot loads of milk entering the region for processing. These conditions kept many manufacturing facilities on a third week of holiday-like production schedules. Cream markets were somewhat unsettled the first week of 2012, with some loads retaining the holiday surplus pricing of the previous two weeks and other loads garnering seasonal multiples in the 1.20 neighborhood. Churning is active throughout the country, according to USDA.


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Are your calves ready for Ol’ Man Winter? Ol’ Man Winter finally returned with a vengeance to our area recently. With the days so short and the chilly nights so long, it is time for some cold-weather reminders to keep your calves comfortable and safe until warm weather makes a comeback. Combat cold stress in calves with bedding and blankets Just like people, calves attempt to maintain a constant body temperature regardless of the outside temperature. Within a certain range of temperatures called the thermoneutral zone or TNZ, calves can maintain body temperature without needing extra energy. The boundaries of the TNZ are called the lower critical temperature and the upper critical temperature. These boundaries are not constant and are not determined

by the outside temperature alone. The effective temperature experienced by the calf depends in part on wind, moisture, hair coat, sunlight, bedding and rumination. During their first month, calves are most comfortable at temperatures between 55 and 70°F. Cold stress in these calves can occur when temperatures remain below 50°F. Between one month and weaning, the comfort zone widens to 46 to 80°F. At this age, cold stress is not likely until temperatures drop below 28°F. Small calves have a larger surface area relative to their weight than larger calves, which allows much more heat to be lost rapidly. Also, as calves reach one month of age they begin to eat starter. Fermentation of this grain in the rumen produces heat. The ru-

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Don’t let Salmonella sneak up on your herd The clinical signs of Salmonella are easy to identify — sudden weight loss, weakness, fever, diarrhea and dehydration. While these symptoms signal clinical Salmonella on your dairy, they are only the tip of the iceberg. The majority of Salmonella infections in herds are sneaky and often can go undetected for long periods of time in the form of subclinical salmonellosis. These cases show no visible clinical signs of disease, so they are difficult to identify yet reduce a herd’s productivity. What’s worse, Salmonella pathogens can spread from animal to animal throughout an operation for months without detection. “USDA data tells us

that nearly half of all dairies are infected with Salmonella, and in herds over 500 cows, that number jumps to 61 percent,” explains Gary Neubauer, DVM, senior manager, Pfizer Animal Health Cattle Technical Services. “Most of those infections are subclinical, resulting in decreased milk production and cattle that are more susceptible to other diseases, especially right after calving.” A subclinical case of salmonellosis can develop as a result of exposure to three different types of pathogen carriers: • Active carriers that shed the Salmonella organism in manure and/or milk • Symptom-free carriers that infrequently

shed organisms • Dormant carriers that harbor Salmonella but do not shed bacteria Dr. Neubauer points out that cattle can often move among these carrier states. For example, a dormant carrier may become an active carrier and vice versa. Carriers can infect the rest of the herd through fecal-oral contamination of bacteria shed during periods of stress. Dr. Neubauer recommends taking

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Livestock outlook appears tight for 2012 Consumers should expect little relief in the price of a T -bone steak as cattle producers continue to decrease their herds because of soaring feed prices and a weak economy. Dr. James Mintert, professor of Ag Economics and assistant director of Extension at Purdue University, spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. High demand for

ethanol has forced the price of corn to nearly double in the past few years, driving livestock production costs up and putting cattle producers in the red. They’ve responded by raising fewer cattle, according to Mintert. “Beef producers are recouping production costs by putting less meat on consumers’ plates,” Mintert said. “Fewer pounds of meat mean higher prices

throughout the system.” From 1925 to 1975 the beef industry was relatively healthy, Mintert explained, as demand and production grew with the population and income growth. The span from 1975 to 2011 looks a lot different, as the number of cattle dropped from 132 million head to 90 million in 2011. “That’s the picture of

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TOLLAND, CT — Do you own farmland that you would like to see remain in agriculture for generations? You could be a potential applicant for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). While applications are accepted on a continuing basis, the cutoff date for applications for this year’s funding is Feb. 24. “The FRPP program helps ensure that valuable, productive land is protected,” said Jay T. Mar, state conservationist for NRCS in Connecticut. “Since 1996, NRCS has provided $32 million to protect over 100 farms in Connecti-


USDA announces funding for water quality markets, seeks proposals for projects $10 million available for projects nationally WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a funding opportunity that will bring states, USDA and other stakeholders together to enhance the effectiveness of water quality credit trading. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing up to $10 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for these projects, with up to $5 million focused on water quality credit trading in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Proposals for

projects are due March 2. “For the first time USDA has offered funding specifically for water quality trading. We want to help states and other partners develop robust and meaningful markets,” Vilsack said. “Our goal is to demonstrate that markets are a cost-effective way to improve water quality in places like the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and agricultural producers are critical to the function of these markets.” Water quality credit trading is a market-based

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Get the most out of your calf blankets Calf blankets play an important role in calf comfort and warmth on any calf-raising operation, especially as the colder temperatures set in. But you can’t just put the blanket on the calf and forget about it. A little time spent checking could make a huge difference in the comfort of the calf. Land O’Lakes Purina Feed calf and heifer specialists offer the following tips to ensure producers are getting the most out of their calf blankets. • Calves under three weeks of age are the primary target for calf blankets. • Make sure calf blankets are put on correctly. If not put on correctly they can come off and could end up dangling around the calf’s neck. Common

approach to lowering the costs of reducing pollution, and has the potential to engage more farmers and ranchers in water quality improvement efforts through the implementation of more conservation practices on agricultural lands. Through water quality credit trading, a producer who implements conservation practices to reduce water quality pollutants can also benefit by generating water quality market credits that could be sold in an open market, which would reduce the costs of implementing and main-

taining the conservation practices. NRCS requests CIG proposals for projects that: • Support the completion of state water quality market rules and infrastructure needed to carry out water quality trading between point and nonpoint sources; • Deploy and test tools and metrics needed for crediting and verifying the effectiveness of conservation practices on agricultural lands; • Establish certification, registry and reporting systems; and • Educate and reach out

to agriculture and other sectors. 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. Projects must involve producers who are eligible for the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program. To apply electronically, visit Grants.gov or contact a local NRCS office. The Chesapeake Bay

portion of this effort is part of NRCS’ Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative, which helps agricultural producers in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia improve water quality in the watershed. NRCS will host a webinar at 3 p.m. EST on Jan. 24 for prospective applicants. USDA officials and staff will discuss the goals of the program and answer questions about the request for proposals. For more webinar details please go to the CIG website.

mistakes include putting the blanket on inside out, putting the front leg through the neck hole, or two rear legs in the same leg strap. • The most important concern to be watching for is the tightness of the jacket. Keep an eye out if the straps need to be adjusted or the blanket taken off because the calf outgrew the jacket. • Calf blankets should be washed between each use and only put on a new calf when they are completely dry. • When choosing a calf blanket, make sure to pick one with the correct thickness for adequate insulation, as well as one that will be easy to put on and take off. Source: Land O’Lakes Purina Feed

Applications for 2012–2013 Pork Industry Scholarships due Feb. 15 College juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for one of 19 available scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff, PIC and Pioneer. The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, with recipients notified in April. The application guidelines are located on pork.org. Applications may be submitted online using this form.

“A survey of past scholarship winners indicated that 42 percent enrolled in graduate school or veterinary college and 67 percent are involved in swine,” said Chris Hostetler, animal science director for the Pork Checkoff. “Supporting the education of young people is critical to ensuring that the next generation of leaders is prepared for all aspects of the pork production chain.” For more information, contact Lana Modlin LModlin@pork.org or at 515-223-2609. Source: Pork Leader, Jan. 12

Visit These New York-New England Dealers

KRAMER'S INC. RFD #3 Box 245 Augusta, ME 04330 207-547-3345

CLINTON TRACTOR & IMPLEMENT CO. Meadow Street, PO Box 262 Clinton, NY 13323-0262 315-853-6151

FOSTERDALE EQUIPMENT CORP. 3137 Route 17B Cochecton, NY 12726 845-932-8611

WHITE'S FARM SUPPLY, INC. RD 4, Box 11 Jct. Rtes. 31 & 316 Canastota, NY 13032 315-697-2214

LAMB & WEBSTER INC. 601 West Main Springville, NY 14141 716-592-4924


New Year is right time for dairy producers to find farm energy opportunities Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® urges producers to apply now for NRCS and other funding sources With the national energy inflation rate at 10 percent and business

costs continuing to climb, the New Year is a good time to maximize farm energy efficiency and minimize monthly utility bills. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® — estab-

lished by dairy producers in 2008 to foster industrywide innovation and efficiencies — urges dairy producers interested in cutting on-farm energy costs to contact their local Natural Resources

Conservation Service (NRCS) office. Funding is available right now to help producers address on-farm energy use and increase efficiency. The Innovation Center and U.S. Department of Agri-

NEW YORK CNY FARM SUPPLY 3865 US Rt. 11, Cortland, NY 13045 607-218-0200 www.cnyfarmsupply.com

BOURQUIN FARM EQUIPMENT 9071 Rt. 12E, Chaumout, NY 13622 315-649-2415

MABIE BROS., INC. 8571 Kinderhook Rd., Kirkville, NY 13082 315-687-7891 www.mabiebrosinc.com

CATSKILL TRACTOR INC. 60 Center St., Franklin, NY 13775 607-829-2600

VERMONT DESMARAIS EQ., INC. Orleans, VT 05860 802-754-6629

on-farm energy audit, also known as an Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP), is a vital decision-making tool. An energy audit can identify improvements that could reduce energy use by 10 to 35 percent - most often in areas such as lighting, milk cooling, ventilation, vacuum pumps and electric water heating. “I think an energy audit is an excellent tool and another step in the farm plan,” said Ryan Anglin, a dairy producer from Bentonville, AR, and chairman of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Anglin recently completed an AgEMP. “It helps to have the results of the farm energy assessment in black and white. As a business man, seeing the potential for energy savings and payback period is important in making good investment decisions.” Saving energy directly translates to cost savings and improved profitability for dairy operations. On average dairy producers spend $40 per cow per year on electricity. Improved energy efficiency can mean $4 to $14 savings per cow. This can translate into thousands of dollars per year.

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NEW YORK ABELE TRACTOR & EQUIP. CO. INC. 72 Everett Rd. Albany, NY 12205 518-438-4444

culture NRCS are focused on helping dairy producers learn about those opportunities. “One of the goals of the Innovation Center Sustainability team is to work with state and local organizations to connect dairy producers with the energy and cost-saving opportunities that are immediately available,” said Barbara O’Brien, president of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and senior executive vice president of Dairy Management Inc.™, which manages the dairy checkoff on behalf of the nation’s farmers. “While initiatives vary across the country, all regions offer assistance to offset the cost of farm energy audits as well as incentive and rebate programs to make equipment upgrades and retrofits more affordable. January 2012 is the right time to take action. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding is available through NRCS for farm energy audits and equipment upgrades (available to those with qualifying audits). Producers should act now. The first national application cutoff is Feb. 3. More details can be found through local NRCS field offices. An


DHI TOP 40 FOR DECEMBER NAME

Brd Cows

Milk

FAT

%

PRO %

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

Vermont DHIA Country Folks List for the Month Ending December 2011 Following is the November 2011 VT DHIA Top 40 herds of 10 or more animals based on protein pounds in each County serviced by VT DHIA and processed through the Dairy Records Management Processing Center, Raleigh, NC during the calendar month. Rolling herd averages will appear on this list for herds which have chosen the option to have their herd average published and the herd has 12 consecutive tests including components for each test.

CONNECTICUT NEW LONDON JOHN OSGA JACK TIFFANY STEVE SNURKOWSKI CLARK WOODMANSEE III GARY PISZCZEK REW FARM GERALD & DEBORAH GRABAREK SANKOW BEAVER BROOK FARM LLC. CATO CORNER FARM

H H H H H H H J J

105 81 137 113 35 30 49 13 47

25050 24569 25648 24160 17804 17925 18847 13122 12998

865 968 836 1044 728 677 685 615 582

3.5 3.9 3.3 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.6 4.7 4.5

780 777 768 743 573 557 555 486 470

3.1 3.2 3 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.7 3.6

23594 19032

987 4.2 766 4

674 2.9 * 589 3.1

24583 22237 22437 22445 22026 21911 16837 16748 16605 17295 14829

977 892 830 798 1000 783 833 757 697 699 635

754 731 718 698 670 651 629 584 558 545 505

NAME

Brd Cows

Milk

FAT

%

PRO %

NAME

DELLAVALE FARM DELLAVALE FARM

H J

29 23

6121 5148

243 4 234 4.5

202 3.3 187 3.6

ROLAND & SHONNA HEATH JR. BRIAN & KATHLEEN SOMERS

57

24119

903 3.7

736 3.1

19953 21032 19817 14437 15420 13785

789 810 741 669 595 592

4 3.9 3.7 4.6 3.9 4.3

666 654 601 529 488 442

3.3 3.1 3 3.7 3.2 3.2

23440 23147 21112 20375 17428 14788 16335

864 935 915 872 651 609 671

3.7 4 4.3 4.3 3.7 4.1 4.1

723 704 655 616 529 504 501

3.1 3 3.1 3 3 3.4 3.1

MURRAY THOMPSON CREAM PAT FITZGERALD PAT FITZGERALD NORDIC HOLSTEINS LLC SHELBURNE FARMS NORDIC HOLSTEINS LLC CREAM MURRAY THOMPSON WAYNE BARR

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WINDHAM HIBBARD HILL FARM COATNEY HILL FARM 2 FAIRHOLM FARM INC. VALLEYSIDE FARM LLC WOODHILL FARM ROCK MAPLE FARM 1 COATNEY HILL FARM 1 ROCK MAPLE FARM 1 ROCK MAPLE FARM 1 KINGSWOOD FARM SELBUORT VALLEY FARM

H H H H H H J J X A X

84 35 210 211 358 23 107 54 18 96 70

H

SEVEN VIEW FARM SLATEHILL FARM MIKE SWART GEORGE B. WILSON GEORGE & KATHY CRAFT GEORGE & KATHY CRAFT

H H H J X G

3.1 3.3 3.2 3.1 3 3 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.4

H H H H H B X

31

H H X H H H H J J J

33 129 38 86 46 117 64 15 50 38

9710

411 4.2

337 3.5

26487 25001 22754 21276 21269 19783 18261 16342 12445 11416

976 1069 904 843 847 697 757 882 658 524

3.7 4.3 4 4 4 3.5 4.1 5.4 5.3 4.6

782 768 727 673 637 593 585 585 484 412

3 3.1 * 3.2 3.2 3 3 3.2 3.6 * 3.9 3.6

24759 25300 24820 22044 21615 21052 20486 15396 17041

911 906 851 877 835 875 899 748 691

3.7 3.6 3.4 4 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.9 4.1

794 746 743 686 675 643 640 572 556

3.2 2.9 * 3 * 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.7 3.3

WORCESTER CV & MARY L SMITH JR JORDANS DAIRY FARM INC. OTTER RIVER FARM LLC JIM & KRISANNE KOEBKE WHITTIER FARMS INC. TEMPLETON DEVELOPMENTAL CR TEMPLETON DEVELOPMENTAL CR PETER HAWKES CHERRY HILL FARM

H H H H H H X J H

32 321 206 84 147 30 29 122 85

NEW HAMPSHIRE CHESHIRE VINCENT & CAROL MALNATI

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18571

722 3.9

562

3

25627 24959 23982 22491 19346 13003 10406

993 989 972 862 741 628 392

3.9 4 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.8 3.8

799 766 744 699 597 463 306

29891 29368 27868 21284 19184

998 1036 1111 911 909

3.3 3.5 4 4.3 4.7

921 3.1 * 875 3 * 841 3 690 3.2 666 3.5

24168

940 3.9

740 3.1

1105 3.7

920 3.1 *

GRAFTON TULLANDO FARM INC. PATCH FAMILY DOUGLAS & DEBORA ERB RICH & DOREEN MORRIS SCOTT & COLLEEN JOHNSTON RUSSELL & MARY HICKS LYMAN ROBIE

H H H H H J H

449 119 82 146 26 51 36

3.1 * 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.6 2.9

MERRMK-BELKNP PINELANE FARM BOHANAN FARM TOPLINE JERSEYS YEATON DAIRY FARM TOPLINE JERSEYS

H H X H J

234 210 14 95 66

ROCKINGHAM STUART FARM LLC

H

239

STRAFFORD-CARROLL ATHMOR HOLSTEINS

H

187

30162

SULLIVAN PUTNAM FARMS INC. TAYLOR FARM INC. JOHN W. LUTHER EDWARD MACGLAFLIN GREGORY & MARCIA CLARK ASCUTNEY VIEW FMS.LLC GREGORY & MARCIA CLARK TAYLOR FARM INC. GREGORY & MARCIA CLARK

H H H H X H B M M

476 53 37 478 11 30 17 12 35

24255 23360 21431 20331 19921 18728 16844 17700 16796

893 839 777 908 890 712 816 601 711

3.7 3.6 3.6 4.5 4.5 3.8 4.8 3.4 4.2

737 697 654 621 608 578 551 534 525

3 3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.3 3 3.1

24321 21873 18288 17029 21141 18527 15391

955 843 831 926 782 729 747

3.9 3.9 4.5 5.4 3.7 3.9 4.9

779 714 686 667 629 586 564

3.2 3.3 3.8 3.9 3 3.2 3.7

NEW YORK MONTGOMERY SKIFF-S DAIRY FARM LLC HOBART & CYNTHIA PICKARD GLEN MEADOWS FARM HOBART & CYNTHIA PICKARD PETERSHEIM SAMUEL & SADIE JOHN G. KELLETT JR. PHILLIPS & SUSAN FERRY

H H J J H H J

83 36 148 15 87 67 65

18527

729

3.9

586 3.2

18959 14576 5719

713 619 269

3.8 4.2 4.7

584 3.1 499 3.4 192 3.4

23988

930

3.9

735 3.1

29449 27707 27258 27453 27292 27558 26339 27146 25020 25657 24301 25237 24300 24515 25068 23352 23522 22342 19879 22383 22124 21379 20743 23134 21686 19789 20444 19402 19044 19342 17144 18980 19631 16950 19247 15381 16892 17736 16181 16123

1102 916 997 1009 996 1034 984 996 907 1062 960 970 976 913 965 856 859 852 819 805 857 810 807 810 725 800 815 769 765 775 727 748 757 736 752 649 605 630 625 591

3.7 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 4.1 4 3.8 4 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 4.1 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.5 3.3 4 4 4 4 4 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.3 3.9 4.2 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.7

924 888 870 863 834 834 817 814 802 778 764 763 747 745 742 717 709 702 698 684 660 653 652 649 646 642 631 611 611 603 597 589 579 572 569 516 515 515 509 501

3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3 3.1 3 3.2 3 3.1 3 3.1 3 3 3.1 3 3.1 3.5 3.1 3 3.1 3.1 2.8 3 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.1 2.9 3.4 3 3.4 3 2.9 3.1 3.1

22636 23137 20744 19101

895 974 812 806

4 4.2 3.9 4.2

739 729 645 584

3.3 3.2 * 3.1 3.1

24469 24310 24166 22734 22835 22803 19341 21442 20110 20427 17048 18606 18361 18178 19032 16893 17645 14860 15492 14895

902 934 915 875 903 790 805 869 757 802 792 759 728 741 734 756 649 782 727 701

3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 4 3.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.9 4.6 4.1 4 4.1 3.9 4.5 3.7 5.3 4.7 4.7

773 764 759 722 713 689 661 659 649 631 601 590 577 572 563 545 540 537 522 516

3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3 * 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3 3.2 3.1 3.6 3.4 3.5

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FRANKLIN DARRIDGE FARM HAGER BROS. FARM LLC. HERBERT & ROBERT PURINGTON GUNN STEVE KAREN HERZIG HUNT FARM PAUL L WILLIS HAGER BROS. FARM LLC. CRAIG W. AVERY MAPLEDGE JERSEYS

67

H X G

VORSTEVELD FARM FARR ASHLEY LORENZO & AMY QUESNEL HERD 1 WAYNE & JEANNINE PARTRIDGE DAVID RUSSELL KAYHART BROTHERS LLC GOSLIGA FARM INC. B DANYOW FARM LLC TIM & JULIE HOWLETT CHIMNEY POINT FARM L.P CHARLES & BRENDA CHARRON FOSTER BROTHERS FARM INC. BRACE ALEX & MICHELE HATCH FARM INC. PHIL & DIANE LIVINGSTON MARC & NORRIS BRISSON TERRIER LEE BRIAN & CINDY KAYHART LORENZO & AMY QUESNEL HERD 1 MILLBORNE FARM JEFF & BRIAN TREADWAY ROBERT & SUZANNE HUNT JOHN E. & BILLIE JO C. FORGUES KAYHART FARM INC. HANSON STEPHEN & SYLVIA HAROLD & ANJE DEGRAAF ARTHUR & JOAN HUESTIS ORR ACRES KATE INGWERSEN MILES & CHERYL TUDHOPE MILES & CHERYL TUDHOPE FIFIELD JEFF & LISE JEFFREY & OLIVE PHILLIPS KATE INGWERSEN LESLIE RUBLEE JOHN & LISA ROBERTS SCAPELAND FARM KETTLE TOP FARM MARTHA SEIFERT JOHN BUZEMAN

H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H B H H X H H X H H H H H B H H X H B A H H H

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CALEDONIA WAYSIDE MEADOW FARM LLC PHILIP BROWN ROGER & JOY WOOD DOROTHY & ANGELA WILLSON SCOTCH BURN FARM DON-SIM FARM JAMES W. SEYMOUR KEITH DAY SCOTT LANGMAID ROY & BRENDA PATTERSON LAGGIS BROS. HOWARD & JACQUELINE BENNETT BILL & JENNIFER NELSON PLYN N BEATTIE MARY KAY & DENNIS WOOD BILL & JENNIFER NELSON DON LANGMAID DWAYNE & DEBORAH MARCEAU MARY KAY & DENNIS WOOD WILLIAM & GWEN PEARL

H H H H H H H H H H J H H H H X H J X J

PRO %

16832 12371

646 559

3.8 4.5

490 2.9 450 3.6

18 23 41 19 143 116 143 17 35 25

22765 21989 21789 18486 20234 17070 19467 17198 16248 18872

976 886 739 725 712 740 699 792 842 657

4.3 4 3.4 3.9 3.5 4.3 3.6 4.6 5.2 3.5

753 672 648 607 607 602 586 581 578 562

3.3 3.1 3 3.3 3 3.5 3 3.4 3.6 3

317 233 221 24 222 114

25101 24181 21824 21051 19926 19106

925 990 798 804 775 788

3.7 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.1

778 742 669 666 638 594

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1

25891 25868 24410 24734 24120 23483 23489 23914 23335 22389 21662 22983 21805 22029 21414 21564 21034 19919 17511 16282 19294 17564 15267 16694 17052 20159 15877 14768 14850 12365 10541 10584

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3.6 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 5.1 3.8 3.9 4 3.8 4.9 4.7 3.8 4.2 4.7 4 3.8 3.1 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.4 4.1

822 793 751 747 741 739 734 720 713 701 699 686 666 662 659 648 648 618 614 607 589 582 552 526 521 493 480 465 425 375 368 336

3.2 3.1 * 3.1 * 3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3 3.1 3.1 * 3.2 3 3.1 3 3.1 3 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.7 3.1 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.4 3 3.1 2.9 3 3.5 3.2

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549 2.9

35 54 90 25

21418 17764 14705 17624

867 4 853 4.8 721 4.9 674 3.8

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3.9 4 3.8 3.7 4.1 3.9 3.7 4.2 3.8 3.7 4.7 3.4 3.7 4.1 4 4.5 4.9 5.3 4.6 3.9 3.8 4.5 3.8 4.9 4.1 3.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9 3.9 4.1 3.4 4 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.4

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25256 23623 22465

937 945 882

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779 3.1 * 744 3.1 725 3.2

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BENNINGTON WILHELM & KARL STROHMAIER RUPERT VALLEY HOLSTEINS LEON CLARK JR KEN LEACH

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ROUTHIER & SONS AUBURN STAR FARM TANGUAY MIKE STEPHEN & CARLA RUSSO RICHARD & MURIEL MARTIN K. DEAN & CLAUDETTE HOOK

VERMONT

BERKSHIRE B

151 106 154 72 72 18 35

ORGANIC

MASSACHUSETTS CRICKET CREEK FARM

118 142 69 110 23 34

WASHINGTON WILLIAM LUNDY HOLLISTER BROTHERS WINDY LEA FARM DON DURKEE SKIFF FARMS INC. SKIFF FARMS INC. ALAIN ETHIER

Brd Cows

CHITTENDEN

SCHOHARIE

JOHN G. KELLETT JR. 4 4 3.7 3.6 4.5 3.6 4.9 4.5 4.2 4 4.3

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OTSEGO M. CHARLES EVANS

TOLLAND BRADWAY FARMS INC. HILLSIDE FARM

Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Assn., Inc. 226 Holiday Drive Ste. 3 White River Jct, VT 05001-2089 Phone 1-800-639-8067

ARTHUR & LARRY MORRILL BEAUDOIN GREG & KATHY LES & CLAIRE PIKE DEBORA WICKART

H X J H

ORANGE WALTER & MARGARET GLADSTONE ROBERT & MELANIE SWENSON PINELLO FARM SILLOWAY FARMS VERMONT TECH COLLEGE ZACHARY FEURY RANDY & AMY FERRIS HARKDALE FARM INC. DAVID P. DAVOLL CHAPMAN COREY & ANN TIM & JANET ANGELL KENNETH & LISA PRESTON PEASE FAMILY FARM & SHIRLEY PEASE CHAPMAN COREY & ANN ROBERT J HOWE RANDY & AMY FERRIS GRAY - WHITE HARKDALE FARM INC. RAY E. CHURCHILL ROBERT & LINDA DIMMICK JEFFREY & BETH BAILEY OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP ALLENVILLE FARM ROBERT J HOWE L.JR. & GORDON HUNTINGTON WARREN PRESTON FARM 1 DAVID CHILDS OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP PEASE FAMILY FARM & SHIRLEY PEASE LLOYD & JASON BAKER A. & K. BURGESS HERD 1 DEAN & TERRI CONANT STEVEN SMITH M. GARY MULLEN CHESTER & SCHEINDEL ABBOT BRANDON BUCOSSI A. & K. BURGESS HERD 1 STEVEN & LINDA SMALL M. GARY MULLEN ROCK BOTTOM FARM

3.1 * 3 3.1 3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.2 3 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.7 3 3.1 3.3 3 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.1 3.1 3 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.2

ORLEANS FAIRMONT DAIRY LLC VERNON & MARY JUDITH HURD POULIN-ROYER

H H H

384 51 110


Jersey production in 2011 sets new records in all categories The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) announced that new records for production by Registered Jersey™ cows were established in 2011. The official Jersey lactation average increased to 18,633 pounds milk, 889 pounds fat, and 676 pounds protein. On a Cheddar cheese equiva-

lent basis, average yield was 2,294 pounds. All are new category records. A record 91,028 lactations were processed by the AJCA, an increase of 51.4 percent in 10 years. The lactation average is calculated on a standardized 305-day, twice daily, mature equivalent (m.e.) basis. These records for Jer-

sey production come on the heels of a study published in the January, 2012 issue of Journal of Dairy Science that documents lower production inputs and reduced environmental impacts of Jersey milk production because of higher component levels and small body mass to be maintained.

Using Jersey and Holstein data from the Dairy Records Management System (DRMS) database in 2009, researchers Jude Capper and Roger Cady determined that Jersey cows required 20 percent less total feedstuffs by weight and 32 percent less water to produce the same amount of milkfat and protein as Holstein cows.

Their analysis also documented substantial reductions in land usage, fuel consumption, waste output and greenhouse gas emissions. Per unit of cheese produced, the Jersey carbon footprint (total CO2-equivalents) was 20 percent less than that of Holstein. Commented Erick Metzger, general manager of National All-Jersey Inc.,

“If a dairy can produce a given amount of protein, butterfat and other solids while using less feed, water and fossil fuels, and producing less waste, the cost of producing that amount of milk solids is reduced and yet the revenue realized from the pounds of milk solids produced is the same. The bottom line is more net profit.”

audit a wise choice.” Rice said that small changes can make a difference. Recently, the lighting at Prairieland Farms was upgraded to LED incandescent fixtures. “We expect to save the farm 131,000 KwH, which could result in more than $9,000 per year.” Producers can learn about financial assistance opportunities in one of

three ways: 1) call an energy expert at 800-7321399; 2) contact a local NRCS field office; or 3) use the Innovation Center’s easy-to-use, SaveEnergy web tool at USDairy.com/SaveEnergy. The Innovation Center is supported by NRCS and is focused on accelerating energy conservation and building awareness for on-farm energy audits. The farm energy efficiency project is an effort established by U.S. dairy producers to reduce their environmental footprint while creating business value across the supply chain that benefits everyone.

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DHI TOP 40 FOR DECEMBER NAME

Brd Cows

J DENIS & CLAIRE MICHAUD WILLARD & TED TAFT MARK RODGERS DOUG NELSON WEBSTER DANIEL & MEGAN BRUCE & LAURIE PERRON PADDLEBRIDGE HOLSTEINS GARY & GAIL LYMAN MICHAUD BARN 2 BRIAN & CYNTHIA DANE ANDY ANDREWS ADAM & JOANNA LIDBACK JOHN & DEANNA BROE RANDALL DEXTER & ALICE JACQUES COUTURE PAMELA HELENEK JOHN & DEANNA BROE JACK & ANNE LAZOR JONATHAN & JAYNE CHASE JOHN & DEANNA BROE ANDREW KEHLER LAURENCE LUMSDEN & FAMILY WAYNE SR. DONCASTER LAINI FONDILLER

H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H J X J X J A H J A

WOOD LAWN FARMS INC. RICHARD SHELDON CASH & KAREN RUANE BARTHOLOMEW BROS. HERD 1 PAUL & KARI LUSSIER BARTHOLOMEW BROS. HERD 1 CASH & KAREN RUANE CLIFTON & D.R. CRESSY JOESPH & OR UNA MORRISSETTE PARKER DAVID & MICHELE SHAUN YOUNG SHAUN YOUNG MCCULLOUGH BURTON & SON

458 401 213 113 78 61 48 80 86 92 86 31 21 99 68 27 33 48 119 21 49 55 50 39

RUTLAND H H H H H A X H H H H X H

171 192 64 103 146 32 11 26 25 93 37 28 33

WASHINGTON

DAVID PULLMAN LYLEHAVEN FARM DOUGLAS H & SHARON A TURNER WALTER C'O RAYMON BOTHFELD BOTHFELD DAVID PULLMAN FARM LLC. NEILL STANLEY & CATHERINE SCRIBNER FRANK & MARILYN JOHNSON MOLLY BROOK FARMS

H H H H X H H H J

184 74 44 67 31 74 287 67 99

Milk

FAT

%

PRO %

NAME

Brd Cows

24805 23006 21296 20215 20320 20821 19102 18628 18865 17591 18114 17145 17870 16840 17237 14248 15085 13147 13741 12116 12991 14004 9959 1972

897 905 894 734 785 802 747 714 718 653 665 691 651 643 641 670 658 652 642 580 517 501 452 78

3.6 3.9 4.2 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 4 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.7 4.4 5 4.7 4.8 4 3.6 4.5 4

721 711 668 641 631 619 582 579 566 550 539 539 533 518 514 507 502 473 467 429 420 414 348 57

STEPHEN & AMY BOTHFELD JAMES ACKERMANN HARVEST HILL FARM HARVEST HILL FARM WOODARD FARM JOHN ARMSTRONG DEREK WILSON VONTRAPP FARMSTEAD SHARON PECK

H H A A X J X X D

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

2.9 * 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3 3 3.1 3 3.1 3 3.1 3 3.1 3 3.6 3.3 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.2 3 3.5 2.9

23040 23595 21026 19957 18440 15492 14632 16896 15965 14299 15034 13693 13746

907 895 735 788 593 644 613 622 592 544 590 574 530

3.9 3.8 3.5 3.9 3.2 4.2 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.2 3.9

734 698 630 609 520 493 492 480 476 449 435 431 430

3.2 3 * 3 3.1 2.8 * 3.2 3.4 2.8 3 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1

24552 24917 23018 21804 19631 20552 19258 19678 15106

918 963 690 823 887 784 742 699 730

3.7 3.9 3 3.8 4.5 3.8 3.9 3.6 4.8

772 757 711 703 683 663 628 586 573

3.1 * 3 3.1 3.2 3.5 * 3.2 3.3 3 3.8

VERN-MONT FARM LLC MARK RUSHTON AMY & NICK STONE MARK RUSHTON KEVIN HAMILTON AMY & NICK STONE CLARK FARM LLC WESTMINSTER FARM LILAC RIDGE FARM MALCOLM SUMNER THE CORSE FARM THE PUTNEY SCHOOL JONATHAN WRIGHT

61 59 13 18 21 24 107 46 40

WINDHAM H H H J H X H H H J H X X

572 37 22 24 42 15 79 641 41 40 58 34 31

WINDSOR

LEMAX FARM RHOMAN WAI FARMS DAVID AINSWORTH ROBETH HOLSTIENS LLC. RICHARDSON FAMILY FARM MICHAEL & HEIDI DOLLOFF BASSETT ROBERT P GEORGE MILLER SPRING BROOK FARM JAMES S. LEWIS MIKE L CLARK GREEN ACRES MILKING SHORTHORNS JAMES & TINA SPAULDING JR. JAMES & TINA SPAULDING JR. ROYAL TERRACE GUERNSEYS LONE OAK FARM LLP

H H H H J H J H J J X M J A G X

94 448 37 98 57 85 88 66 47 63 31 38 14 27 20 32

Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Assn., Inc. 226 Holiday Drive Ste. 3 White River Jct, VT 05001-2089 Phone 1-800-639-8067

Milk

FAT

%

PRO %

NAME

17311 16410 16441 15400 15025 12866 15213 10287 717

679 675 637 582 649 557 601 491 44

3.9 4.1 3.9 3.8 4.3 4.3 4 4.8 6.1

531 516 502 477 475 455 452 336 28

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.5 3 3.3 3.9

BEN WILLIAMS BEN WILLIAMS GARRY & EILEEN TRUDELL KIRT WESTCOM WALTER & DIANE BERTHIAUME

26370 23827 22387 17243 20808 17274 18905 18829 18092 14346 16302 15056 6104

1064 959 888 846 813 824 765 730 731 658 657 609 236

4 4 4 4.9 3.9 4.8 4 3.9 4 4.6 4 4 3.9

806 763 693 648 642 604 580 570 556 511 488 471 180

3.1 * 3.2 3.1 3.8 3.1 3.5 3.1 3 3.1 3.6 3 3.1 2.9

23779 24045 23773 23038 18038 22441 18255 21483 15536 13401 14749 14653 11909 12914 10605 8756

938 898 846 938 1054 917 925 779 722 611 615 526 499 477 511 380

3.9 3.7 3.6 4.1 5.8 4.1 5.1 3.6 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.6 4.2 3.7 4.8 4.3

752 737 716 714 712 696 673 661 554 474 474 451 406 398 365 287

3.2 3.1 * 3 3.1 3.9 3.1 3.7 3.1 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.4 3.3

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

ADDISON J H

27 124

FRANKLIN

CHAPMAN COREY & ANN CHAPMAN COREY & ANN ROBERT J HOWE ROBERT & LINDA DIMMICK OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP ALLENVILLE FARM ROBERT J HOWE DAVID CHILDS OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP DEAN & TERRI CONANT M. GARY MULLEN CHESTER & SCHEINDEL ABBOT M. GARY MULLEN ROCK BOTTOM FARM CRAIG RUSSELL THEODORE & LINDA HOYT JAMES T DOYLE PADDLEBRIDGE HOLSTEINS ANDY ANDREWS JACK & ANNE LAZOR JONATHAN & JAYNE CHASE SHAUN YOUNG SHAUN YOUNG DOUGLAS H & SHARON A TURNER FRANK & MARILYN JOHNSON STEPHEN & AMY BOTHFELD JAMES ACKERMANN WOODARD FARM DEREK WILSON MALCOLM SUMNER THE CORSE FARM

ORGANIC TACONIC END FARM MIEDEMAS THE

BEAUDOIN GREG & KATHY

11736 11557

574 455

4.9 3.9

417 3.6 357 3.1

JAMES JR. & TINA SPAULDING JAMES JR. & TINA SPAULDING LONE OAK FARM LLP

Brd Cows H X H H X

Milk

FAT

%

PRO %

19294 17564 14850 12365 10584

739 734 570 482 429

3.8 4.2 3.8 3.9 4.1

589 582 425 375 336

54

17764

853

4.8

558 3.1

39 11 26 65 17 82 13 49 44 64 24 53 37 53 65 52 34

19785 18287 19272 18495 16551 18499 14568 13648 14265 15410 14451 13408 11345 12037 12986 12722 13111

740 746 771 720 743 709 718 640 683 627 579 620 520 525 519 493 525

3.7 4.1 4 3.9 4.5 3.8 4.9 4.7 4.8 4.1 4 4.6 4.6 4.4 4 3.9 4

608 585 583 558 551 547 536 501 498 473 457 455 391 389 388 385 382

19102 18114 13147 13741

747 665 652 642

3.9 3.7 5 4.7

582 3 539 3 473 3.6 467 3.4

15034 13693

590 574

3.9 4.2

435 2.9 431 3.1

23018 19678 17311 16410 15025 15213

690 699 679 675 649 601

3 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.3 4

711 586 531 516 475 452

14346 16302

658 657

4.6 4

511 3.6 488 3

11909 12914 8756

499 477 380

4.2 3.7 4.3

406 3.4 398 3.1 287 3.3

44 35 123 124 38

LAMOILLE X

ORANGE H X H H J H J J J A X X J G X A H

ORLEANS H H J X

48 86 48 119

RUTLAND H X

37 28

WASHINGTON H H H H X X

44 67 61 59 21 107

WINDHAM J H

40 58

WINDSOR J A X

14 27 32

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

3.1 3.3 2.9 3 3.2

3.1 3.2 3 3 3.3 3 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2 3 3 2.9

3.1 3 3.1 3.1 3.2 3

January 23, 2012 • COUNTRY FOLKS New England • Section A - Page 27

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For Records Processed Through DRMS Raleigh 800.496.3344 • www.dairyone.com TYPE TEST

HERD OWNER

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

MAINE

ANDROSCOGGIN-SAGADAHOC HEMOND HILL FARM STEPHEN BRIGGS TWIN BROOK DAIRY LLC R.E.HEMOND FARM INC. ALDEN FISHER EAST LEDGE FARM WATERMAN FARM INC. CHRIS & JEANIE LEWIS BOTMA FARM JOHN & SANDY NUTTING ALDEN FISHER LOWELL FAMILY FARM JOSEPH & VIRGINIA ROSEBERRY BARKER FARMS INC GOODNOW JERSEY FARM INC

CUMBERLAND

KAYBEN HOLSTEINS HALL C.W. PINELAND FARMS, INC BAKER BROOK FARM GARY WINSHIP AND FAMILY YOUNG C.E.

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FRANKLIN

DAVIS, JIM & RICK BAILEY HILL FARM FARRINGTON, THAYDEN JOHN DONALD RICHARD COREY MARC BAILEY SHADY LANE FARM TURNER, MALCOLM HERD 1

KENNEBEC

SILVER MAPLE FARMS INC 1 CLEMEDOW FARM SILVER MAPLE FARMS INC 1 PEARSON RICHARD NICK MICHAUD PEARSON RICHARD GAIL QUIMBY PLOURDE, ARTHUR E. JASON & JOY RAY

KNOX-LINCOLN

RALPH PEARSE & SONS HAWES LINCOLN J NEWBERT, GARY & ANDREA TIBBETTS, BARRY & ELAINE

OXFORD

BISSELL JOHN & CINDY CONANT ACRES INC. KUVAJA FARMS INC KUVAJA FARMS INC LONE MOUNTAIN FARM

DHI DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHIR-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR

H H H H H H H H H H M J H H J

67.6 488.6 102.8 302.6 44.5 53.7 60.6 111.6 87.5 23.1 26.4 65.0 73.0 101.0 30.1

DHIR DHIR DHIR DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR

H H H X H H

78.0 51.2 74.6 58.5 48.9 58.9

24762 23209 21302 19757 17918 17256

925 880 827 757 672 644

3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7

745 709 655 609 535 519

3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0

DHIR DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H X H

57.3 28.9 55.0 76.5 38.4 58.4 39.2 37.6

21169 20195 19661 20158 18638 18745 15331 17398

826 709 784 748 733 650 685 617

3.9 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.5 4.5 3.5

679 634 604 589 574 557 522 514

3.2 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.0

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP

H H J H H X X H J

121.0 97.2 82.9 98.6 136.4 18.7 76.0 63.4 62.5

26673 23408 19719 21568 20614 16850 19035 18275 14900

971 760 940 928 805 851 792 665 665

3.6 3.2 4.8 4.3 3.9 5.1 4.2 3.6 4.5

808 727 706 692 624 617 574 535 526

3.0 3.1 3.6 3.2 3.0 3.7 3.0 2.9 3.5

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H

33.8 38.3 57.6 51.8

24293 18978 18624 18066

875 752 694 664

3.6 4.0 3.7 3.7

723 594 560 542

3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0

DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H X H

74.2 101.7 37.5 19.6 22.0

24950 22336 20489 17245 18083

843 853 750 730 683

3.4 3.8 3.7 4.2 3.8

742 679 636 596 539

3.0 3.0 3.1 3.5 3.0

PENOBSCOT-PISCATAQUIS SCOTT KEITH VEAZLAND FARMS SIMPSON RON,BETH UNIVERSITY OF MAINE STONYVALE INC. LIBBY LAND HOWARD BROS SAWYER WILLIAM & SONS VELGOUSE FARM, LLC EATON FARM

SOMERSET

DANIEL HARRIMAN DICKINSON FRANK CHARTRAND FARMS INC. CAMBRIDGE FARMS MARK OUELLETTE JR. SOMERSET FARMS L.P SEVEY LAROY L FARRAND CHARLES BOSWORTH FARMS INC. SMITH ROGER DEAN PAINE CONNOLLY JAMES D & MARY JOSHUA CLARK GRASSLAND JAMES STROUT

WALDO

THE THOMPSON FARM LARRABEE HAROLD & GALEN INGRAHAM JOHN W & SONS KEENE DAIRY SCHOFIELD, WAYNE CLEMENTS WALTER ALAN & SUE HUNTER ALAN & SUE HUNTER SCHOFIELD, WAYNE

YORK

JOHNSON FARM INC. GIRARD,RYAN HIGHLAND FARMS INC ALDERWOOD FARM, INC.

26809 1034 3.9 820 3.1 26738 947 3.5 805 3.0 3X 25611 982 3.8 805 3.1 3X 25358 915 3.6 769 3.0 22042 798 3.6 650 2.9 20744 797 3.8 635 3.1 21243 765 3.6 632 3.0 20052 756 3.8 609 3.0 19742 753 3.8 601 3.0 19966 712 3.6 599 3.0 19423 671 3.5 585 3.0 15911 750 4.7 574 3.6 18496 698 3.8 558 3.0 17378 647 3.7 536 3.1 14812 706 4.8 519 3.5

DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H H H

51.9 368.7 628.7 47.7 998.9 205.6 200.2 168.3 128.9 38.6

24799 23553 24490 22914 22901 20302 20363 18767 19882 15738

935 875 891 893 818 737 772 750 735 666

3.8 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.7 4.2

750 726 720 697 697 642 639 613 612 516

3.0 3.1 2.9 3X 3.0 3.0 3X 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.3

DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP

H H H X H H X H H H H H J X H

119.5 72.4 262.3 270.2 121.3 405.1 88.7 60.8 370.5 52.5 56.4 47.2 39.0 43.6 45.8

25963 24617 23527 20391 21134 21501 18771 20371 20167 18981 19505 19132 15711 16432 15984

917 858 916 874 888 813 779 726 784 770 734 737 744 639 605

3.5 3.5 3.9 4.3 4.2 3.8 4.2 3.6 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.9 4.7 3.9 3.8

780 746 710 687 665 663 608 604 602 582 582 558 549 509 502

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.5 3.1 3.1

DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H X J

76.7 478.1 435.5 98.2 25.9 36.5 79.8 20.2 39.3

23252 24089 21476 20320 19599 19391 18630 16489 13703

896 896 876 785 760 695 745 734 664

3.9 3.7 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.6 4.0 4.5 4.8

728 703 668 623 605 578 554 544 505

3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.7

DHIR DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP

H H J H

79.5 27.5 248.7 77.8

22668 21872 17748 20143

859 740 886 761

3.8 3.4 5.0 3.8

731 664 628 627

3.2 3.0 3.5 3.1

TYPE TEST

HERD OWNER DUNN, FRED HARRISON FARM LEARY FARM INC.

CHESHIRE

Top 40 Herds For December B R COW E E YEARS D

DHI H 51.9 DHIR-AP H 43.4 DHI-AP H 51.2

RHA MILK

20198 17577 17840

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

759 3.8 611 3.0 720 4.1 560 3.2 661 3.7 519 2.9

NEW HAMPSHIRE H H J H

184.1 788.0 314.9 26.1

26180 23910 16677 19865

983 824 840 730

3.8 3.4 5.0 3.7

776 721 614 604

3.0 3.0 3X 3.7 3.0

RITCHIE, GEORGE F. HD2 KEITH DAVID RITCHIE, GEORGE F. HD3 RITCHIE GEORGE F HD 1

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H X A

15.2 214.8 26.6 74.2

22492 19821 15873 15650

723 804 697 582

3.2 4.1 4.4 3.7

717 621 582 513

3.2 3.1 3.7 3.3

KNOXLAND FARM INC FITCH FARM, LLC POMEROY, KEITH E. ALVIRNE SCHOOL FARM

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H

334.2 101.2 76.1 19.3

24742 1000 4.0 792 3.2 26314 936 3.6 790 3.0 22710 822 3.6 706 3.1 21895 1044 4.8 678 3.1

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H X

216.8 59.6 62.4 158.2 79.1 78.3 14.8

25814 24475 24375 23228 20546 21910 17055

952 954 942 862 753 806 757

BODWELL, H & SONS FERNALD FARM DAIRY, LLC GREAT BAY FARM

DHI-APCS H 243.6 DHI-AP H 186.8 DHI-APCS H 107.4

25116 23641 20307

947 3.8 769 3.1 995 4.2 692 2.9 807 4.0 604 3.0

UNH CREAM UNH RESEARCH HERD SCRUTON'S DAIRY FARM NAUGHTAVEEL FARM

DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP

H H H H

25.3 79.1 244.9 105.8

27083 1043 3.9 824 3.0 25534 978 3.8 778 3.0 24327 895 3.7 737 3.0 23770 854 3.6 722 3.0

LECLAIR GARY D. KEITH KIMBALL JOHNSON, JOLYON MC NAMARA, PATRICK ECCARDT FARM, INC. HOLMES, JEFF AND STEVE

DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP

H H H H H J

171.1 558.7 36.9 182.1 110.7 62.4

26106 22422 23659 21676 21909 16483

HILLSBORO

MERRIMACK-BELKNAP HIGHWAY VIEW FARM BACHELDER, KEITH JONES, MARION & GORDON MORRILL FARM DAIRY GLINES, GEORGE HERD BARTLETT,A.S.&S.A. GLINES, GEORGE HERD

ROCKINGHAM

STRAFFORD-CARROLL

SULLIVAN

3.7 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.4

793 752 750 703 644 635 592

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.5

992 867 886 865 795 756

3.8 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.6 4.6

823 710 699 677 655 582

3.2 3.2 3X 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.5

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8

761 754 716 698 678 636 634 622

3.0 3X 3.1 3.1 3X 3.0 3X 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1

VERMONT

ADDISON

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Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) have been the subject of many conversations during the past year. Dairy processors are moving ahead with a plan to limit SCC levels to 400,000 or less, even though legal limits were voted to remain at 750,000 for now. Sources indicate that farms must meet that level by May 1st and will be calculated on a 3-month geometric mean. February, March, and April milk will go into that calculation. Determining which individual cows are infected and ranking them with respect to their contribution to the milk sold has the potential to most quickly improve profits through greater milk quality premiums, yet by itself is typically shortlived. Further analysis of dry and fresh cow performance as it applies to udder health and milk quality will have a greater chance of long-term success, but the results are not seen as quickly. Proper milking management and the correct cow environment will have a positive effect on limiting the number of new infections occurring once cows have entered the milking string. If we are successful at reducing the fresh and new infections, then managing the chronic cases will be a much more manageable. Chronic cases needn’t be such a big issue if we identify the cow, the quarter, and the pathogen, and then proceed with the best management practices for each. Teamwork is an effective way to fight battles against elevated SCC and mastitis. A group of interested parties both on and off the farm can provide the expertise and moral support needed to win these battles. During the past 5 to 6 months, much interaction, planning, implementing, and analyzing took place on several farms in a pilot project called “400 Beat It”, aimed at lowering SCC on dairies. This pilot, and now program, is a partnership of Dairy One, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS), and Dairy Marketing Services (DMS). An important thing I learned from this is that a consultant working with a farm can best serve the farm by asking the right questions.

When we look at new infections trends over time, we can do so most easily with this graph. Awareness of the impact that new infections have on the overall SCC performance, as well as addressing some milking procedure deficiencies, have had an impact to date. During a month where heat and summertime stresses adversely affect SCC, we are observing a lowering of the new infection rate and risk. If we be able to maintain this level, we will reach our goal of 7% new infection rate or better. Discussions with the team included keeping cows clean and dry, increasing bedding maintenance, and improving milking procedures, especially concerning unit removal timing.

The process improve SCC performance starts with a farm survey interview that will help introduce farm management practices and deficiencies to the total team. We next use monthly testing and analyze the results using the flow chart of risk. Then, we plan to make appropriate changes to that part of the management.

One of the initial challenges encountered when working with this herd was the level of fresh cow infections. At the beginning, we saw a yearly 31% infection rate for fresh cows having gone through a dry period. That number came down over the past few months to 23% and currently only 1 new high fresh cow having gone through a dry period was infected in the past 5 test periods. Part of the team recommendations are to increase bedding frequency, use an internal teat sealant at dry off, and prevent overcrowding.

Case Study Farm 1 We look at the individual contribution list for this farm. It is a small herd therefore the impact of high individual cows can be relatively large. 55% of the bulk tank SCC is coming from the 4 cows or 8% of the herd. Of them one is a new infection this month, and 2 of the 4 were fresh cow infections when they began this lactation. Significant numbers of cows are starting lactations in an infected state, and we have reviewed dry off protocols as well as dry cow housing and management. Chronic infections are on the increase currently. Plans are to sample new chronic infections each test day and culture, with the priority being 1st and 2nd lactation animals in early lactation. Once the infected quarter is identified, we discard the milk for that quarter.

Summary: By looking separately at individual cow contribution, fresh cow performance, new infections, and chronically infected cows we begin to see longer-lasting results. Looking only at the high cows list usually has limited and short-lived success. Teams that focus on a particular area of dairy management reduce the tendency to focus on the problem of the day and search more broadly to develop permanent solutions. Often, asking the right question is the first step in developing a long-term strategy for success.


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AUCTION SECTION and MARKET REPORTS DCHA’s Gold Standards III, animal welfare standards for rearing dairy calves and heifers, devotes a large section to elective medical procedures and supportive care. It is important to perform procedures like dehorning, tattooing and castrating humanely.

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gon. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension’s Northwest Crops and Soils Program and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Vermont’s Organic Dairy and Livestock Technical Assistance Program have teamed up to offer the 2012 Vermont Organic Dairy Producer Conference. It will be held at the Red Schoolhouse on the Vermont Technical College campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registrations are due by Feb. 10. The fee is $20 per person and covers lunch and materials. The brochure and online registration information is available at www.uvm.edu/extension/organicdairy. Farmers also may register by mail by sending a check, made payable to University of Vermont Extension, to Organic


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Deadline for USDA Conservation Innovation Grant pre-proposals Jan. 31 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently reminded applicants that Jan. 31, 2012, is the last day to submit project pre-proposals for fiscal year 2012 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Pre-proposals support large-scale demonstration projects that test and prove original approaches to conserving America’s private lands. “These conservation grants continue to generate exciting new ideas that help farmers and ranchers run sustainable and profitable operations and address highpriority natural resource concerns,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We are proud to encourage the advancement of innovative conservation methods that will benefit producers, the public and the economy for years to come.” This year’s CIG projects focus on nutrient management, energy conservation, soil health, wildlife and CIG projects assessment. NRCS is especially interested in projects that demonstrate: • Optimal combinations of nutrient source, application rate, placement and timing that improve nutrient recovery by crops.

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ASA issues call to meeting notice for spring board meeting The American Soybean Association (ASA) has issued the official call to meeting notice for its spring Board of Directors meeting, March 12-14, in Washington, D.C. ASA Board members should plan to arrive the morning of March 12. March 12: • ASA Executive Committee meets 7:30 a.m. to noon • Finance Committee

meets noon to 1 p.m. • All other committees meet 1:45 to 6 p.m. March 13: • General Session takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Policy speakers in afternoon March 14: • Visits to congressional offices on Capitol Hill • Soyfoods Lunch • ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program com-

mittee meets 3 to 8 p.m. The WISHH Nutrition Conference will be all day on Thursday, March 15, followed by the World Soy Foundation meeting on March 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Board meeting will be held at the Washington Court Hotel. ASA will make reservations for ASA Board members. All other state staff or guests must call the hotel direct-

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AFBF delegates approve flexible, fiscally sound farm policy strophic revenue losses that can threaten the viability of a farm or ranch,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “That is consistent with what we believe is the core mission of the federal farm program.” Stallman was re-elected as AFBF president for a seventh two-year term. He is a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas. In addition, Barry Bushue was reelected to a third twoyear term as AFBF vice president. Bushue produces berries and nursery plants in Boring, OR, and also serves as Oregon Farm Bureau president. The delegates defeated a proposal to retain the current farm bill’s direct payments. In addition, by almost a two-to-one margin, the delegates defeated an amendment that would have allowed a patchwork of support through multiple programs for different commodities and regions. “Delegate action against the patchwork approach recognized that it is impossible to ensure equity between diverse programs for various commodities,” Stallman said. “Without that as-

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surance, one program would inevitably provide more government protection than the next program and we would inadvertently be encouraging producers to take their signals from government programs rather than the marketplace. “Our delegates approved a policy that is flexible enough to work within the funding constraints we, as a nation, are facing, and the fiscal challenges we have a duty to address,” Stallman said. “Our delegates recognize we need to move beyond the policies of the past and to move toward programs to help producers deal with risk.” One of the big advantages of the new AFBF farm policy position is that it offers a much simpler approach to farm program design than other farm policy proposals, according to Stallman. The AFBF farm policy also encourages farmers to manage their farms using available risk management tools. According to Stallman, farmers should be allowed and encouraged to make individual management decisions to purchase crop insurance coverage that suits their farms and individual levels of risk. Another positive aspect of the Farm Bureau farm policy proposal is that it can be applied to specialty crops. “Our new farm policy position also includes the

possibility of providing a farm bill risk management program for producers of fruits and vegetables,” Stallman said. “This is just one positive aspect of the proposal that we believe not only will broaden its utility to all farmers but will also appeal to an American public that is more interested in the wholesomeness, safety and variety of our domestic food supply.” In a related discussion on dairy policy, delegates voted to move away from the current dairy price support and Milk Income Loss Contract programs and toward a program that bases risk protection on milk prices minus feed costs. This takes production costs into consideration, as well as recognizes the dairy industry’s regional differences, according to Stallman. On renewable fuels, the delegates reaffirmed support for the federal Renewable Fuels Standard by defeating an amendment to strike that support. “The RFS remains critical to the viability of ethanol as an alternative to imported petroleum fuel,” explained Stallman, “and the delegates felt that continuing to support production and use of domestic renewable fuels was a national security issue.” The delegates opposed the Labor Department’s proposed expansion of

the list of jobs deemed too hazardous for minors. “The proposal has raised serious concerns in farm country about our ability to teach our children how to farm and instill a good work ethic,” Stallman said. “There is a great deal of concern about federal regulatory overreach, but few issues have piqued farm families more than this. It goes to the very heart of how agriculture works, with farmers and ranchers, who were taught by their parents how to do farm work safely and responsibly, training the next generation to follow in their own footsteps.” The delegates also supported a moratorium on new regulations on small businesses and agriculture. At the AFBF annual meeting, 369 voting delegates representing every state and agricultural commodity deliberated on policies affecting farmers’ and ranchers’ productivity and profitability. The policies approved at the annual meeting will guide the nation’s largest general farm organization in its legislative and regulatory efforts throughout 2012. Farm Bureau elects grassroots leaders In addition to voting for president and vice president, the delegates elected three state Farm Bureau presidents to the AFBF board of directors: Kevin Paap of Minnesota and Craig Hill of Iowa to one-year terms for the Midwestern region and James “Hank” Combs of

Nevada to a two-year term for the Western region. Fourteen other state Farm Bureau presidents were re-elected to represent their regions on the AFBF board of directors: Midwest Region — Steve Baccus, Kansas; Blake Hurst, Missouri; Philip Nelson, Illinois; and Scott VanderWal, South Dakota. Southern Region — Mark Haney, Kentucky; John Hoblick, Florida; Randy Knight, Mississippi; Jerry Newby, Alabama; Randy Veach, Arkansas; David Winkles, South Carolina; and Wayne Pryor, Virginia. Northeast Region — Patricia Langenfelder, Maryland; and Richard Nieuwenhuis, New Jersey. Western Region—Bob Hanson, Montana. Glen Cope, a beef cattle producer from Missouri, was elected the new chairman of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, which also makes him a member of the AFBF board of directors during his oneyear term. Terry Gilbert of Kentucky continues to serve as chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee and on the AFBF board of directors. Committee members Isabella Chism of Indiana and Beth Pool of New Jersey were re-elected to two-year terms on the committee. Denise Hymel of Louisiana and Lillian Ostendorf of Montana also were elected to twoyear terms.

Obama proposes reorganizing trade agencies President Obama announced that he will ask Congress for the power to merge agencies to streamline government and improve efficiency. First up on his list is the merger of the Commerce Department, the Small Business Administration, the Office of the U.S. Trade representative and other independent business agencies into a new, unnamed cabinet agency to create a more efficient experience for businesses. The president said six agencies focus on business and trade. “In this case, six isn’t better than one,” he said. “With the authority I am requesting today, we could consolidate them all into one department with one website, one phone number and one mission — helping American businesses succeed.” The White House said the plan would save up to $3 billion over 10 years. Between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs could be eliminated in the merger, but the reductions would take place through attrition. The president will need the cooperation of Congress to enact his proposal. Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly Jan. 13

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National farm policy should be rewritten this year to establish a program that protects farmers from catastrophic revenue losses by using a flexible combination of fiscally responsible tools, said voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. In approving the organization’s farm policy for 2012, the farmers and ranchers endorsed a multi-pronged policy proposal, including a provision for catastrophic revenue loss protection that works with a flexible range of crop insurance products, as well as amending the current farm bill’s marketing loan provisions to better reflect market values. The adopted policy calls for a farm bill that “provides strong and effective safety net and risk management programs that do not guarantee a profit and minimizes the potential for farm programs affecting production decisions.” “Our delegates approved a program to help farmers manage the many different types and levels of risk they face today, in particular cata-


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Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-2870220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-3923321.

Tuesday, January 17 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Consigned from Washing Co. Farmer. Overstocked sends 10 fresh hfrs., Hols. X. All have had 9 way & have been wormed. Real nice group of hfrs. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211.

Wednesday, January 18 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842 • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-8449104 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105

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• 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842

Thursday, January 19 • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Fat Cattle & Feeder Sale. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033 • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Our usual run of dairy cows, heifers & service bulls. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-2870220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211.

Friday, January 20 • 12:00 Noon: 73 West First Ave., Windsor, PA. Public Auction of Windsor Meat Market. Operating business with retail meat sales & custom slaughtering. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 or 610662-8149 www.leamanauctions.com

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Saturday, January 21 • 10:00 AM: Gray’s Connecticut Valley Indoor Auction, White River Junction, VT. Townline Equipment Sales Used Equipment Auction. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., 802-7852161 • 10:30 AM: 2725 Lime Lake/Elton Rd., Delevan, NY. Estate Auction for the estate of Michael J. Sargent. Semi Tractor, Trailers, Trucks, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bike. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585567-8844 www.rgmasonauctions.com

Wednesday, January 25 • 9:00 AM: Rt. 11 Cortland, NY (off exit 10). CNY Farm Supply of Recreational Equipment, Farm Machinery, Heavy Equipment, Cars & Trucks. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Calf Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842

Thursday, January 26 • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. January Heifer Consignment Sale. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105

Tuesday, January 31 • 3:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Beef Replacement & Feeder Sale. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-3213211.

Friday, February 3

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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, daveramasr@cattlexchange.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, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com 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, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com

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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 neks@together.net 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 robertsauction@together.net 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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ly subsidizing machinery and changing the efficiencies of the way farmers plant and harvest crops. However, water shortages in northern portions of the country hinder this progress and make the nation increasingly dependent on agricultural imports. “China is our largest market for ag exports in all commodities and our trade with the country is up more than 1,000 percent since 2002,” said Westman, “But this re-

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mains one of the world’s most challenging markets. Even as interest in U.S. commodity exports rises, the Chinese government is going to continue to invest primarily in pork and poultry.” The consumer market in China is shifting, too. Consumers are not only concerned about the quality of the food they are buying, but are also increasingly demanding high-quality presentations for that food. This becomes more apparent

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WEEKLY SALES EVERY MONDAY HOSKING SALES - FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK Weekly Sales Every Monday 12:30 Produce, Misc. & small animals; 1:00 Dairy; **We will now sell lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves and cull beef approx. 5:00-5:30PM. Help us increase our volume - thus making a better market for everyone. **We are Independent Marketers - working 24/7 to increase your bottom line. Competitive marketing is the way to go. Monday, Jan. 16th sale - Cull cows ave. .70 top cow .94 wt. 1132 $1064.08, Bulls up to $1.01, bull calves top $1.35. Monday, Jan. 30th - Due to Farm accident - Schoharie County Herd Dispersal. 85 Head; 45 milking age; 13 bred or breeding age; 27 started calves to 300#. Mixed herd Holsteins few crosses, Jerseys, Normandy Cross. Low SCC all stages of lactation. Also 18 heifers from calves to breeding age from one farm. Monday, Feb. 6th - Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Monday, Feb. 13th - Monthly Heifer Sale. Monday, Feb. 20th - Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Saturday, April 7th - 11:30AM Spring Premier All Breed Sale. Selections are underway. Accepting registered high quality cattle give us a call. Saturday, April 21st - Annual Spring Machinery Sale - accepting consignments groups or single items. Consignments already coming in call today to get into advertising it will make a difference. Expecting a field full of quality farm equipment. 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 our Web-Site. Call to advertise in any of these sales it makes a difference. Directions: Former Welch Livestock 6096 NYS Rt. 8, 30 miles South of Utica & 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY. www.hoskingsales.com Call today with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

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TRACTORS Case IH 9110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 416 WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 8N w/Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 555B WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 3010 w/Loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 7330 330hr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In. . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 7930 IVT/loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 4010 w/Loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5075 w/553 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5303 w/Loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen (4) JD 6430 Rental Returns . . . . . . . . . . $65,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4) JD 7130 Rental Returns . . . . . . . . . . $71,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC CA 2btm/cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5325 2WD/Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH TD95 Cab, MFWD, loader. . . . . . . . . $27,900 . . . . . . . Fultomville COMPACT TRACTORS MF 1220 w/mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,595. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 110 TLB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 750 w/ldr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2305 w/ldr & deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 850 w/cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500. . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 855 w/cab, & loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,800 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1600 wam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,750 . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 3720 w/blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,900. . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 4410 w/420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 4100 cab/loader/blower . . . . . . . . . . . $11,995. . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 855 loader/blower/blade . . . . . . . . . . $11,900. . . . . . . Clifton Park Kioti DK455 TLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000. . . . . . . . . . Goshen Kubota L39 TLB, canopy . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,900. . . . . . . Clifton Park Kubota L5450 loader/backhoe . . . . . . . . $21,000. . . . . . . . . Chatham NH TC45D cab/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen NH TZ25DA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900. . . . . . . . . . Goshen SKID STEER / CONSTRUCTION 72” Sweepster Broom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200. . . . . . . . . Chatham 78” Skidsteer Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 332 Track loader/Cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,000. . . . . . . . . Chatham FFC 72’ SS Snowblower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham Brush Wock R-cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000. . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 96’ pwr rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800. . . . . . . . . Chatham JD PA 30 post hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham NH LS 85 cab/AC/ heat . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In. . . . . . . . . . Goshen Gehl 3935 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 236 cab, heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH L175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville MOWERS CONDITIONERS Gehl DC2414 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham CIH 8880 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 1411 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In. . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 925 Moco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 735 Moco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 946 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500. . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 4890 w/890 14’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn 500 Disc Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500. . . . . . . . . Chatham Kuhn FC 302 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville

exchange reserves and is starting to use it. The country’s agricultural production isn’t adequately keeping pace with its rapidly growing population, even in areas where farmers are producing multiple crops per year on intensively utilized land. Westman explained that the Chinese government is trying to improve the nation’s agricultural infrastructure and productivity by investing in new technologies, heavi-


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Eastern States Exposition 1305 Memorial Ave • West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone: 413-737-2443 • Fax: 413-787-0127 FROM SOUTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT Take Rte. 10/202 North to Southwick, Mass., turning right onto Rte. 57 East (4.7 mi.) to center of Feeding Hills. Continue straight on Springfield Street to Rte. 147 East, about 2 1/2 mi. to ESE grounds. Continue to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM CONNECTICUT AND POINTS SOUTH Take I-91 North from Rte. 2, I-84, I-95 or the Merritt Parkway -Follow I-91 North to Mass. Exit 3 to Route 5 North to Rte. 147 West, Memorial Avenue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot. ALTERNATE ROUTES FROM CONNECTICUT AND POINTS SOUTH Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 38 (Poquonock) to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot. Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 40 (Bradley Int'l. Airport) to Rte. 20 West to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM THE BERKSHIRES AND POINTS WEST Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East to Exit 4, to Rte. 5 South, to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot. FROM VERMONT AND POINTS NORTH Take I-91 South to Mass. Exit 13B, to Rte. 5 South, to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE's Gate 9 public parking lot. FROM NEW YORK CITY From New York City, take I-95 North to New Haven, Conn., travel North on I-91 and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South. Or, follow Merritt Parkway or I-84 to I-91 North. FROM LONG ISLAND Take the Orient Point Ferry to New London, Conn. or the Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport. (See following)

FROM NEW LONDON Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 42 to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot. Follow I-95 South and from Bridgeport, follow I-95 North to New Haven and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South. Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 47 West to Rte. 190 West to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE's GPS INFO Gate 9 parking lot. If you are attending a show/event at Eastern States Exposition (The Big E or non-Fair), use 875 Memorial Avenue, West FROM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Springfield, Mass., as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05'38.88"N - 72 °36'42.36"W - Elev. 52') to enter Gate 9. Take Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 For Gate 1, use 1761 Memorial Avenue as your destination mile to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot. address (coordinates: 42 °05'29.21"N - 72°37'28.35"W - Elev. 53')

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FROM BOSTON AND POINTS EAST Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 6 (Springfield). Go left at the light, following I-291 South to I-91 South (right lane) to Exit 3 and follow signs. OR, take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 4, to Rte. 5 South to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE's Gate 9 parking lot.


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Proposed child labor rules are hopelessly flawed by Jon Olson My very first job off my parents’ farm was for my neighbor Don Altman. I was 14. He had me drive a grain truck. Of course, I had to learn how to drive the truck. So he taught me. It was old, and I had to double clutch it — first to take it out of gear and then to place it in a different gear. Mr. Altman drove a combine harvesting wheat. When the hopper was nearly full, he would stand up on the driving platform and wave to me. I would drive the truck over to the combine and line it up under the hopper spout. Then he would unload the hopper while still combining. I learned to drive that truck really well. If I stalled it or if I went too fast, the grain would miss the truck and land on the ground. You can bet that Mr. Altman would yell at me whenever that happened. Mr. Altman taught me the value of a strong work ethic. This has stayed with me all my all my life. When I was 15, I milked Guernsey cows for my neighbor, Wayne McCoy. I also helped bale hay for him. I never did decide where the hottest place was doing this — either in the sun on the hay wagon behind the baler or in an airless hay loft in his dairy barn. I also used his tractor with its bucket loader to load the manure spreader. Then I would spread the manure on his fields. I did this sometimes before school started. Once the high school principal took me aside and suggested that I shower and change my clothes before coming to school. Mr. McCoy taught me how to care for farm animals. Of course, I worked on my parents’ farm. It was a typical multi-generational family farm, but at the time my grandparents still owned it. I did field work when I was 12 — plowing, harrowing, cultivating. In the fall, I drove a tractor to the fields and hooked it up to a full wagon of either shelled corn or soybeans. Then I drove the tractor and wagon back to our farm yard, unloaded the grain onto the grain elevator which took it to the top of the storage bin and dumped. My parents and grandparents taught me how all members of a farm family need to help to make it successful. Now the U.S. Depart-

ment of Labor (DOL) apparently thinks the work that I and thousands of other youths working on farms did is hazardous work. This includes driving and being around farm equipment and working with livestock (including horses). So, DOL is proposing new

regulations that will prohibit any one under 16 from doing this. Under this proposal there’s still a parental exemption. But one needs to read the fine print of what this actually means. The exemption is only for the children of the owner of the farm. It doesn’t ap-

ply if the child is part of a multifamily farm that has incorporated for tax or legal reasons. If these rules were in place when I was a youth, I couldn’t work for Mr. Altman or Mr. McCoy. It would have been considered hazardous. I couldn’t even work on my parents’

farm either. At the time, it was still owned by my grandparents. There is no exemption for grandchildren doing hazardous work on a family farm. I hope Congress comes to its good sense and stops this proposal. It’s unnecessary. I wonder if the person who thought

this up thinks their milk comes from the refrigerator case at the supermarket? Jon Olson is the lobbyist and executive secretary for Maine Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, representing the interests of all types of agriculture statewide.

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Finger Lakes Community Health • 936 Fingerlakes Construction Co • 800 Fingerlakes Trellis Supply • 605, 607 Food Bank Assoc of NYS • 504 Friends of Natural Gas • 811 Frontlink, Inc • 941, 942 Gowan Company • 501 Grimes Horticulture • 304 Growers Mineral Solutions • 319 Growers Supply • 217 Growth Products • 210 GVM, Inc • 723, 725, 820, 822 Hansen-Rice, Inc • 904 Harris Seeds • 901 Haygrove Tunnels, Inc • 307 Hill & Markes, Inc • 808 Hillside Cultivator Co., LLC • 301 Hillside Orchard Farms • 419 InterCrate Inc • 603 IPM Laboratories, Inc • 112 J&M Industries, Inc • 703 Kepner Equipment, Inc • 1005, 1006 Koppert Biological Systems • 805 Kube Pak Corp • 706 Lambert Peat Moss, Inc • 938 Lansing Sales & Service, Inc • 929 Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc • 906 Lucas Greenhouses • 520 Maier Farms • 305 Mankar Ultra Low Volume Sprayers • 1000 Marrone Bio Innovations • 701 MAS Labor H-2A, LLC • 203 Mid-Lantic Labeling & Packaging • 903 Mike Weber Greenhouses, Inc • 809 Miller Chemical & Fertilizer Corp. • 316 Monte Package Company • 206 N. M. Bartlett, Inc • 801, 803, 900, 902 Natural Forces, LLC • 221 Natural Industries • 321 New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health-NYCAMH • 623 Niagara Label Co., Inc • 925 Nichino America, Inc • 506 Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York • 109 Nourse Farms, Inc • 707 NTI Global • 1001

NY DOL - Rural Employment • 122 NY Farm Viability Institute • 921 NYS Department of Ag & Markets • 1013 NYS Department of Ag & Markets-Crop Insurance Education • 204 NYS Flower Industry • 111 NYS Vegetable Growers Association • 950 O. A. Newton • 819, 821, 920, 922 OESCO, Inc • 525, 624 Oro Agri Inc • 202 Paige Equipment Sales & Service, Inc • 711, 713, 810, 812 PCA - Supply Services • 418 Penn Scale Manufacturing Co • 116 Pennsylvania Service & Supply, Inc • 937 Phil Brown Welding Corp. • 323 ProducePackaging.com® • 502 RE & HJ McQueen • 209, 211, 213, 215, 308, 310, 312, 314 Reed’s Seeds • 407 Rockford Package Supply • 302 Rupp Seeds, Inc • 406 Seedway, LLC • 318 Siegers Seed Company • 400 Sinknmore Div - Polyjohn Enterprises Corp • 618 Spectrum Technologies, Inc • 625 Stanley Paper Co., Inc • 917 Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co • 207 Stoke Seeds, Inc • 401 Stokes Blueberry Farms & Nursery • 212 Storage Control Systems • 420, 422 Summit Tree Sales • 507 Suterra, LLC • 505 Syngenta • 702, 704 Targit Sales Associates, LLC • 807 Tew Manufacturing Corp • 935 The Horticultural Society • 907 Tompkins Insurance Agencies • 950 Treen Box & Pallet • 919 Tuff Automation • 802 USDA NY Agricultural Statistics Service • 113 Valent U.S.A. Corp • 306 Van Ernst Refrigeration • 620 VirtualOne • 500 Wafler Nursery • 404 Wessels Farms • 601 W. H. Milikowski, Inc • 722, 724 White’s Farm Supply, Inc • 619, 621, 718, 720

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ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT January 16, 2012 Cattle: 82 Calves: 159 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean not well tested; Breakers 75-80% lean 77-84.50; Boners 8085% lean 72-81; Lean 8590% lean 45-75.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 70-135; 80-92# 70100. Vealers: 100-120# not well tested; 90-100# 50-75; 8090# 50-75; 70-80# 50-65; 60-70# 25-45. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA January 18, 2012 Cows: Canners 37-71; Cutters 71.50-80; Util 80.5085.50. Steers: Ch 118-127; Sel 90-117; Hols. 81-88.50. Heifers: Holstein 81-88.50. Calves: 20-161 ea. Feeders: 65-144 Lambs: 154-170 Goats: 162-222 Kids: 54-103 ea. Feeder Pigs: 54-103 ea. Chickens: 4-16.50 Rabbits: 5-18 Ducks: 4-17.50 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA January 17, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners .40.60; Cutters .55-.75; Util .75.82; Bulls .78-.89; Steers .90-1.17; Hfrs. .70-.85. Calves: Growers No. 1 11.30; No. 2 .80-1.05; Veal .75-.90; Hfrs. 1-1.10; Other .75-.80.

Hogs: Feeders 20-40 ea.; Roasters 50-80 ea; Market 55-75 ea; Sows 40-50; Boars 20-25. Sheep: 80-120; Lambs 1.40-1.75. Goats: 120-150 ea; Billies 110-200 ea; Kids 70-135 ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA January 17, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 24-30; 61-75# 31-63; 76-95# 1068; 96-105# 61-66; 106# & up 56-60. Farm Calves: 70-140/cwt Feeders: 55-100/cwt Heifers: 74-96.50/cwt Steers: 61-83/cwt Bulls: 70-82/cwt Canners: 25-62/cwt Cutters: 63.50-77/cwt Utility: 77.50-85.50/cwt Feeder Pigs: 48-62 ea. Lambs: 150-230/cwt Sheep: 40-90/cwt Goats: 82.50-137.50 ea. Rabbits: 2-13 ea. Poultry: 2-11 ea. Hay: 5 lots, 1.60-2.90/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ January 17, 2012 Livestock Report: 36 Calves .20-1.10, Avg .62; 30 Cows .41-.86, Avg .72; 7 Easy Cows .30-.68, Avg .50; 5 Feeders 300-500# .52-1, Avg .78; 12 Heifers .61-.89, Avg .74; 8 Bulls .54-.92, Avg .77; 8 Steers .84-1.24, Avg 1.04; 2 Hogs .65-.68, Avg .66; 1 Boar .15; 5 Sheep .601.40, Avg .86; 8 Lambs (ea) 50-122, Avg 109.50; 8 Lambs (/#) 1.80-2.60, Avg 2.15; 2 Goats (ea) 100-104, Avg 102; 1 Kid (ea) 50; 3 Hides (ea) 2-4, Avg 2.67. Total 136. Poultry & Egg Report: Heavy Fowl (/#) .40-1; Pullets (ea) 7.50-8.50; Bantams (ea) 1.75-3.75; Roosters (/#) 1.50-1.60; Bunnies (ea) 1.75-2.75; Ducks (/#) 1.653.10; Rabbits (/#) 2-3; Pigeons (ea) 3.25-4.50. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.25; Brown Jum XL 1.25-1.40; L 1.30; M 1.15. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 6 Mixed 2-3.50; 15 Grass 2.30-4.30; 1 Firewood 35. Total 10. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET

BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY January 12, 2012 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .40-1; Grower Bulls over 92# .801.20; 80-92# .30-1. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .62-.83; Lean .45-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .66-.82. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 750-1300; Springing Cows 800-1400; Springing Hfrs. 800-1550; Bred Hfrs. 700-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 750-1350; Open Hfrs. 400-800; Started Hfrs. 100300; Service Bulls 600-900. Beef (/#): Feeders .50-1; Hols Sel .75-.90. Goats (/hd): Billies 50-150; Nannies 60-100; Kids 20-60. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY January 16, 2012 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# 1.10-1.40; 80-92# .75.85; Bob Veal .58-.62. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .7750.81; Lean .67-.74; Hvy. Beef Bulls .79-.8550. Beef (/price): Feeders 116126; Ch 103-110. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.30-1.60; Slaughter Sheep .67-.70. Goats (/hd): Kids 65-80 Hogs (/#): Feeder Pig 61. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY January 11, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1.401.625; Grower Bulls over 92# .90-1.10; 80-92# .50.90; Bob Veal .20-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .68-.85; Lean .57-.74; Hvy Beef Bulls .835-.90. Beef (/#): Ch .90-1.145; Hols. Ch .79-1. Lambs (/#): Slaughter Sheep .60-.70. Goats (/#): Billies 1.30; Kids 1-1.10. Feeder Pig (/hd): 42.50. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY January 9, 2012 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1; Grower Bulls over 92# 1-1.30; 8092# .70-1.10; Bob Veal .05.35. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .70-.89; Lean .60-.72; Hvy Beef Bulls .70-.85. Beef (/#): Feeders 1-1.20; Hols. Sel .82-.95. Goats (/hd): Billies 160. Swine (/#): Sows .40 GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY

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January 12, 2012 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .50-1.05; Grower Bulls over 92# .50-1; 80-92# .70-1.275; Bob Veal .20-.53. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .73-.83; Lean .60-.71; Hvy. Beef Bulls .77-.85. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY January 9, 2012 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# 1.075-1.325; 80-92# .90-1.05; Bob Veal .20-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .76-.87; Lean .645-.775; Hvy. Beef Bulls .81-.83. Beef (/#): Feeders .90-1.11; Beef Ch 1.03-1.23; Hols. Ch .86-1.095. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market .825-1.725. Swine (/#): Hog .575-.58. BATH MARKET Bath, NY No report FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY January 18, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 63-82.50; Canners/Cutters 48-76; HY Util 76-85. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95-110# 50-67.50; 80-95# 45-65; 60-80# 40-62.50; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 61-90. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 70-120; 8095# 65-115; 70-80# 60-90; Hfr calves 85-145; Hfr Calves 90-127.50. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 115-130; Sel 94.50-110. Hogs: Slaughter US 1-3 6065; Feeders US 1-3 2-61. FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report

Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY January 10 & 13, 2012 Hay: 85-170, 1st cut; 190305, 2nd cut. Straw: 215 * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY January 16, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .60-.84; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .601.01. Calves: Bull Calves 96120# .80-1.35; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. under 100# 1. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA January 11, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1266-1404# 124-125.75; Sel 1-2 1140-1342# 110115. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1118-1358# 119-123; Sel 12 1104-1318# 109-115. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 75.50-79.50, hi dress 80, lo dress 69-70; Boners 80-85% lean 70.5074.50, lo dress 67.50-69; Lean 85-90% lean 65.5069.50, lo dress 64.50-65. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9281852# 82-86. Feeder Cattle: Hfrs. M&L 1 300-500# 125-131; 500600# 111-116; M&L 2 300500# 105-117; Bulls M&L 1 600-700# 106-110; M&L 2 300-500# 109-114; 500700# 88-104. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 110-135; No.

2 90-130# 85-95; No. 3 90120# 52.50-80; Beef type 100# 100. Vealers: Util 65-120# 20-45. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 240-285# 74-80; 40-45% lean 245320# 70-73; Sows US 1-3 300-500# 59-64; 500-700# 51-56.50; Boars 300# 24.50; 500# 18. Feeder Pigs: 50-70# 4562/hd. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-2 60# 207.50-220. Slaughter Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 60# 115; Sel 2 50-60# 62.50-70; Sel 3 7080# 70-92.50; Nannies Sel 1 100# 125; Billies Sel 1 180# 245; Sel 2 140# 150. BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA January 11, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Hfrs. Ch 2-3 Hols. 1458# 97. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 81.75; Breakers 75-80% lean 73.75-79.25, hi dress 79.2579.50, lo dress 67-70; Boners 68.75-74.25, hi dress 74; Lean 64-69, hi dress 72.25-74.75, lo dress 57-64. Bulls: YG 1 1134-1588# 75.50-82.50, hi dress 1948# 90.25, lo dress 924-1224# 50-70. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 2 Hereford 582# 68; L 3 Hols. 582# 68; Hfrs. L 2 Hereford 616# 67. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 94-122# 110-127; No. 2 98-112# 90-112; 88-92# 70-87; No. 3 90-112# 70-87; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-95# 125-200/hd; No. 2 80-95# 65-115/hd; Vealers 60-120# 38-72. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 275-300# 190-195/hd; 45-50% lean 350# 170/hd; Sows US 1-3

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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT January 16, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .22-.28; 6175# .45-.50; 76-90# .55-.60; 91-105# .65-.70; 106# & up .75-.85. Farm Calves: .90-.9750 Started Calves: .25-.32 Veal Calves: .6750-1.15 Open Heifers: .80-.90 Beef Heifers: .78-.80 Feeder Steers: .64-.86 Beef Steers: .71-.98 Stock Bull: .7750-.85 Beef Bull: .84-.8850 Sows: 1 at .37 Lambs (ea): 60-115 Goats (ea): 50-112.50 Canners: up to 76 Cutters: 77.50-80 Utility: 81-87 Rabbits: 7-25 Chickens: 6-25 Ducks: 7-19 * Open Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Day. On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt


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400-450# 145-150/hd; Boars 600# 240/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 2555# 4-35; 100-150# 29-62. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 78-98# 182-200; 112# 182. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 45-50# 95-110; 65-75# 120-130; Sel 2 35-40# 17.50-42.50; 45-55# 67.5075; Nannies Sel 1 160# 130; Sel 2 100# 105. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA January 17, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 1440-1495# 128130; Ch 1395-1580# 124.50-127; Sel & Lo Ch 1215-1500# 114.50-123.50; Ret. to feed 98-111.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 1455-1660# 112121.50; Ch 1400-1650# 103-111; Sel & Lo Ch 12851605# 96.50-102; Hfrs. Ch & Pr 1300-1430# 122-129.50; Hols. 970-1360# 103-104. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 77-79.50; Boners 70-77; Lean 66.50-74; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 61-69.50; Shelly 59 & dn. Bulls: 1285-1980# 60-95. Feeder Cattle: Heifers M&L 1 510-605# 123-125; Hols. 565# 73; Bulls 580-685# 116-124; Dairy type 750# 54. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120130; No. 2 95-125# 105-120; No. 3 70-130# 75-105; Util 75 & dn. Swine: Hogs 260-290# 6571; Sows 300-470# 5366.50; 490-535# 55.5059.50. Goats (/hd): L Billies & Wethers 172-250; Fancy Kids 135-145; Thin 72-95. Sheep: all wts. 132. 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. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale January 17, 2012 Rabbits: 1.50-14 Chickens: 1-8.50 Ducks: 3-12 Goose: 8.50 Guinea Pigs: .25-.50 Parakeet: 8 Pullets: 4.50-5 Chicken Family: 3-6 Guinea: 9-10.50 Pigeons: 2.75-3.50 Turkeys: 14-24 All animals sold by the

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Eighty-Four piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA January 13, 2012 US 1-2: 22-29# 178-245; 30-39# 166-205; 48# 91; 5456# 100-104; 61-71# 90105; 83# 88; 101.5-132# 9295. US 2: 20# 152; 95-115# 8990. As Is: 12.5# 61-112; 65-83# 50-80. *Next State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Fri., Feb. 17. Receiving from 7:30 until 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA January 16, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 78-87; Breakers 7377; Boners 67.50-73; Lean 62-67. Bulls: 1470-1948# 77.5084. Feeder Steers: 248-382# 110-136. Feeder Heifers: 292-434# 102.50-112.50. Calves: 172. Bull Calves No. 1 95-120# 115-152; 9092# 90-122; No. 2 94-126# 95-115; Hfrs. No. 1 90-110# 125-162; No. 1 80-89# 90127. Lambs: 134-146# 155-157. Goats (/hd): Nannies 100# up to 130; S Nannies 45-47; Billies 130-175. Hay: 34 lds: Alfalfa 280360/ton; Timothy 130190/ton; Grass: 95-230/ton; Mixed 160-375/ton. Straw: 12 lds, 90-220/ton. Earcorn: 4 lds, 175-185/ton. Rd. Bales: 2 lds, 2055/bale. Firewood: 8 lds, 45-90/ld. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA January 16, 2012

Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1225-1495# 114-118. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 8386.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 77-81; Boners 80-85% lean 72-75.50, hi dress 76, lo dress 69-70; Lean 8590% lean 66-71, lo dress 63.50-66. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1530-1960# 85-92; YG 2 1235-1990# 72-81. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 500-700# 138-150; 9001000# 111-114; Heifers M&L 1 300-500# 140147.50; 500-700# 127.50138; 800-900# 85-93; M&L 2 300-400# 122.50; 500-700# 102-110; Bulls M&L 1 300400# 160-175; 600-700# 120; 800# 105; M&L 2 300500# 90-108. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-120# 132.50-150; No. 2 90-130# 105-130; No. 3 85-120# 50-90; Hols. Hfrs. No 1 95-130# 190; Beef 90250# 112.50-145; Vealers Util 65-120# 20-42.50. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-3 50-60# 182.52212.50; Ewes Util 1-2 157# 100. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 70# 137.50; Sel 2 95# 82.50; Nannies Sel 2 70-80# 70-81. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA January 12, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 78.5081.25; Breakers 75-80% lean 69.50-74.75, hi dress 75-77.75; Boners 80-85% lean 66-70.75, hi dress 71.25-75.50; Lean 85-90% lean 61.50-66, hi dress 6667, lo dress 54.50-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1252-2100# 76-81.50, hi dress 1530-1846# 82-85.25, lo dress 1054-1614# 66-74. Feeder Cattle: Hfrs. L 3 Hols. 250-450# 77-115. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bull

Calves No. 1 96-124# 125147.50; 80-94# 60-100; No. 2 94-124# 85-120; No. 3 Hols. Bulls 2 70-114# 60100; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 82-94# 77.50-110; Vealers Util 66130# 10-67.50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA January 12, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 2-3 1254# 121; Sel 1-2 1114-1400# 108.50-116; Hols. Steers Ch 2-3 14721562# 97-98.50; Hfrs. Sel 12 1068-1492# 108-110. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 76-80.50, lo dress 75.50; Boners 80-85% lean 72-75.50, lo dress 6869.50; Lean 85-90% lean 65.50-70, hi dress 70.50-72, lo dress 63-65. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1394-2022# 79-88. Feeder Cattle: Hfrs. M&L 1 500-600# 119-132.50; M&L 2 300-500# 110; Bulls M&L 1 400# 120; M&L 2 500# 100. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 115-130; No. 2 90-125# 95-112.50; No. 3 85-120# 40-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 94-110# 130-175; Vealers Util 70-120# 10-35. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 40-45% lean 296-332# 75-77. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 3040# 27.50-37.50/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Yearlings 130-160# 150-160; Ewes Util 1-2 120-216# 85-100. Slaughter Goats: Wethers Sel 1 90-100# 135-145. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA January 14, 2012 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 215-280 Mixed Hay: 17 lds, 145-340 Timothy: 8 lds, 10-260 Grass: 6 lds, 155-260 Straw: 7 lds, 145-220 Wood: 12 lds, 50-90 Oats: 2 lds, 5-5.25

LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA January 13, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1195-1640# 126131.50; Ch 2-3 1110-1585# 121.50-126; Sel 2-3 10501500# 118-122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1275-1690# 107-115.50; Ch 2-3 12251575# 99-109; Sel 2-3 11601455# 93-99. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1210-1555# 121.50126.50; Ch 2-3 1120-1525# 117-123; Sel 2-3 10001170# 115.50-119.25. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 78-83, hi dress 83-87, lo dress 7377; Breakers 75-80% lean 74-78.50, hi dress 78.5083.50, lo dress 68-74; Boners 80-85% lean 67.50-73, hi dress 73-79, lo dress 6467; Lean 85-90% lean 61.50-67, hi dress 67-71, lo dress 55-61. Slaughter Bulls: Thurs. YG 1 1005-1600# 84-89, hi dress 1000-1620# 98-102; lo dress 865-1475# 7781.50. Holstein Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 114-128# 108115; 90-112# 118-128; No. 2 94-128# 100-109; 80-92# 92-95; No. 3 80-130# 87-99; 72-78# 72; Util 80-110# 2540; 60-78# 11; Hfrs. No. 1 90-110# 110-150; No. 2 80115# 50-100. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA No report LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA January 11, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1465# 124; Sel 1-3 13151360# 107.50-117.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1495# 108.50; Ch 2-3 1480-1635# 102.50-105.50; Sel 1-3 1405-1545# 90-98.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1175-1475# 119.50-125. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 77.5081.50, hi dress 82.50-86.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 7578; Boners 80-85% lean 7074.50, hi dress 74-77; Lean 85-90% lean 65-69.50, hi dress 69.50-73.50, lo dress 57-62. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1545-2175# 76-81. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 797-957# 70; L 3 Hols. 307-512# 50-73; 725# 72; Hfrs. M&L 2 475-575# 132135; Bulls M 2 Hols. 450# 125; Vealers 70-115# 30-50; 45-65# 7.50-25. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-120# 127.50-

142.50; 80-85# 115-127.50; No. 2 90-125# 115-127.50; 80-85# 95-115; No. 3 90120# 90-115; 80-85# 40-65; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 105# 135; No. 2 75-80# 60-90. Goats: Kids Sel 1 40# 90; 60# 125; Sel 2 30-40# 7084; 80# 120; Billies Sel 2 140# 175. Slaughter Hogs: 50-54% lean 260-275# 69.50-72. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA January 10, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1255-1565# 126129.50; 1265-1590# 122126.50; Ch 2-3 1265-1590# 122-126.50; Sel 1-3 10901555# 116.50-122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1210-1575# 109-114; Ch 2-3 13951585# 102-108.50; Sel 1-3 1265-1470# 95-101. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1205-1445# 124.50128; one 1445# 132; Ch 2-3 1090-1360# 118-124; full/YG 4-5 1160-1475# 114.50-119; Sel 1-3 10201300# 111-117. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 82; Breakers 75-80% lean 73.50-77.50, lo dress 6571; Boners 80-85% lean 6773.50, hi dress 72-75, lo dress 59-65; Lean 85-90% lean 62.50-67.50, lo dress 55-62. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1165-2245# 78-87.50, lo dress 990-1555# 65-76. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 450# 138; 520-612# 123-137; L 2 745-805# 87-120; L 3 Hols. 490# 81; 850-1255# 79-89. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 270-285# 125-144; 362447# 122-138; 545-595# 110-136; M&L 2 420# 127; 640-720# 87-88. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 627670# 125-128; M&L 2 295# 132; 450# 120; L 3 Hols. 575-750# 75-93. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 110-135; 90# 110-120; No. 2 95-120# 95112; 80-90# 90-107; No. 3 75-115# 72-95; No. 2 Hols. Hfrs. 90-130# 75-117; Beef X 90# 107; Vealers Util 6095# 10-70. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 220-275# 64-69; 280-325# 65.50-70; 45-50% lean 235-280# 6265.50; 285-332# 60.5065.50; Sows US 1-3 420480# 48-58; 530-810# 5556;Boars 390-430# 28-29. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 2555# 12-25; 70# 42. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 70-105# 150-207; 122# 120; Yearlings 165# 120. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 70-


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 100# 137-175; Sel 2 under 20# 15-35; 20-40# 35-80; 45-55# 92-102. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 2 100-110# 90-92; Sel 3 70# 50; Billies Sel 1 180# 220; Sel 2 140# 96; 170# 200.

MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA January 16, 2012 Alfalfa: 165-300 Alfalfa/Grass: 180-305 Grass: 200-310 Timothy: 175-205 Mixed Hay: 125-200 Round Bales: 130-180 Lg. Sq. Bales: 155-180 Straw: 175-180 Wood: 50-90 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA January 16, 2012 Roosters: 3-6 Hens: 1.50-2 Banties: 1-3 Bunnies: 3-8 Rabbits: 8.50-21 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA January 12, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1195-1575# 127.50131.50; Ch 2-3 1110-1550# 123-126; Sel 2-3 10901500# 118-122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1275-1580# 108113; Ch 2-3 1345-1575# 99103; Sel 2-3 1160-1455# 93-

NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA January 16, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 275-300; 60-80# 257-276; 60-70# new crop 315-330; 80-90# 235-250; 90-110# 234-249; 110-130# 218233; 130-150# 185-200; 150-200# 170-184; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 40-60# 235260; 60-80# 222-247; 8090# 229-244. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 125-140; 160-200# 115-130; 200300# 82-97; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 103-118. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 115-135; 60-80# 128-158; 80-90# 158-166; 90-100# 162-177; 100-110# 165-179; Sel 2 30-40# 7787; 40-60# 85-114; 60-80# 110-125; 80-90# 126-141; 90-110# 128-142; Sel 3 3040# 43-56; 40-60# 56-82; 60-80# 86-104; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80130# 128-140; 130-180# 143-158; Sel 2 80-130# 136151; Sel 2 80-130# 115130; Sel 3 50-80# 73-88; 80-

130# 87-103;.Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 190-205; 150-200# 230-245; Sel 2 100-150# 155-170; 150250# 170-185. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to last week corn sold .20-.30 higher, wheat sold .10 to .15 lower, barley sold steady to .05 higher, Oats sold steady to .10 higher & Soybeans sold .20 to .25 lower. EarCorn sold 2-3 lower. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.63-7.47, Avg 6.88, Contracts 5.60-5.65; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.826.55, Avg 6.21, Contracts 6-6.78; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-6, Avg 5.40, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.25-4.80, Avg 4.51; Soybeans No 2 Range 10.8311.83, Avg 11.14, Contracts 11.21-11.22; EarCorn Range 193-200, Avg 196.50. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.49-7.14, Avg 6.75; Wheat 6; Barley No. 3 Range 4.75-6.25, Avg 5.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4-4.50, Avg 4.33; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10-11.20, Avg 10.91; EarCorn Range 195220, Avg 197.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.49-7.10, Avg 6.88; Wheat No. 2 Range 66.40, Avg 6.20; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6, Avg 4.85; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5, Avg 3.91; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.90-11, Avg 10.96; EarCorn Range 195. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-6.90, Avg 6.79; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.22-7.05, Avg 6.63; Barley No. 3 Range 5.20; Oats No. 2 Range 4.40; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-11.39, Avg 11.14; Gr. Sorghum Range 5.75. Eastern & Central PA:

Corn No. 2 Range 6.497.47, Avg 6.82, Month Ago 6.62, Year Ago 6.53; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.82-7.05, Avg 6.27, Month Ago 6.21, Year Ago 7.86; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.25, Avg 5.20, Month Ago 4.86 Year Ago 4.38; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5, Avg 4.27, Month Ago 3.99, Year Ago 3.03; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1011.39, Avg 11.03, Month Ago 10.66, Year Ago 13.46; EarCorn Range 193-220; Avg 196.60, Month Ago 194.16, Year Ago 158.60. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.80-6.85, Avg 6.31; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.52; Oats No. 2 3.20-4.85, Avg 3.85; Soybeans No. 2 11.08. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary January 13, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 126-130; Ch 1-3 121126; Sel 1-2 115-122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 108-114; Ch 2-3 98-106; Sel 1-2 95-99. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 123-128; Ch 1-3 116123; Sel 1-2 107-115. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 73-79.50; Boners 80-85% lean 67-74.50; Lean 85-90% lean 62-67. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 85-93; Avg dress 76-84; lo dress 69-75. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 147-165; 500-700# 127-163; M&L 2 300-500# 135-150; 500-700# 115135. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 125-158; 500700# 115-135; M&L 2 300500# 105-125; 500-700# 105-120. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 135-172; 500-700# 110-149; M&L 2 300-500# 110-137; 500-700# 104135. Vealers: Util 60-120# 10-70. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 115-135; No. 2 95-125# 90-120; No. 3 80120# 60-100; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 110-175; No. 2 80-105# 60-135. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 63-67; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6061. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 4851; 500-700# 53.50-58. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 10-20# 150; 20-30# 120155; 30-45# 130-140; 8090# 60; US 2 20-30# 110125; 30-40# 135. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 240260; 60-80# 220-243; 80110# 218-244; 110-150# 196-210; Ch 1-3 40-60#

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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA January 16, 2012 Cattle: 103 Cows: Steers Ch 110-118; Gd 90-108; Hfrs. Ch 108115; Gd 90-107; Util & Comm. 70-80; Canner/lo Cutter 70 & dn. Bulls: YG 1 72-75 Calves: 84. Gd 80-90; Std 15-80; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 80-140. Hogs: 39. US 1-2 70-72; US 1-3 67-70; Sows US 1-3 6270; Boars 22-40. Sheep: 22. Gd Lambs 140180; SI Ewes 50-90. Goats: 10-150

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www.demereerealty.com • demeree@ntcnet.com #20 Well-kept country property w/12.7 A. - 8 rm., 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths, brick ranch home in V.G. condition - 2 rec. rooms in basement - also central air - 30x36 ft. unattached garage & lg. paved driveway - tall pole barn is 54x96 ft. w/20x20 ft. heated, insulated office & half bath - 2 wells, spring & creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $249,000 #1- UNIQUE PROPERTY with much potential & lovely views of valley - 400 rolling acres, some lg. fields, nice woods & pasture land - Restored & elegant Victorian home - 11 lg. rooms with Victorian period decor is a step back in time - 130 years old and in V.G. condition - 4 bdrms., lg. L.R., D.R., Fam. Rm., - nice library & 3.5 baths - lg. bay windows upstairs and downstairs attached 2 car garage - patio area - also carriage house in entrance to 120x36 ft. dairy barn 72x25 ft. mach. shed & attractive tree lined entrance to property - A MUST SEE FOR BUYERS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$898,000 #71 - Hobby farm with 8.2 A. in nice quiet location - 2 story post & beam 7 rm. home mostly remodeled - attached garage - also 40x80 ft. pole barn with 36x60 ft. addition & water - irrigation pond for veg. gardens is stocked w/bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $130,000 #70 - 178 ACRES IN STARK, HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. - 60 acres tillable - 30 pasture - 80 nice woods, 2 story barn w/72 ties - 26x40 ft. heifer or horse section off main barn. V.G. 8 rm. home with H-W-HEAT - 3 car garage with nice work shop. Across rd. from #69 .Ex. Buy at $289,000 C-62 - Very Attractive 1860 Built Brick Italianate House situated on 45 Acre Hobby Farm, 20 A. Tillable, 25 A. Pasture, This 2400 Sq. Ft. Home In The Process of Refinishing, has 4 BR, 2 Full Baths, 8 Rooms Total, New Forced Air Heating System, New Appliances, New Roof, Finished original plank and hardwood floors.Third floor Available for additional living area. 36x90 Gambrel Style barn, Two large box stalls, Clear Span Drive-In Second Story, New Roof, New Wiring. 24x36 Three stall garage with door openers. Overlooks The Mohawk Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $425,000 Reduced to $375,000 B-101 - This is a small 70 acre farm with a rental apartment as income located on a quiet road. There are 35 tillable acres, 10 acres of pasture, and 10 acres of woods. The main residence on the first floor of the house has 5 bdrms, 2 full baths and a modern kitchen. The master bedroom has a private full bath. There are lots of closets and pantries for storage. The house has been remodeled and insulated. It has hot water oil fired heat. The boiler is only 5 years old. It has a new 200 amp electric service and a new septic system that was installed in 2007. The second story apartment has 3 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a small barn (55’x30’) with a large hay loft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $199,000

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22233 - Madisonn Countyy Freee Stalll Operation- 500 acres, 330 tillable well drained high lime very productive soils w/additional 200 acres rented with more land available. 2 Modern Barns w/305 free stalls 2 other barns for 100 head of young stock or dry cows. 36x80 machinery building with heated shop. Large pad for corn silage and haylage. Separate heifer facility for 200 head of heifers available for rent close by. Good remodeled 2 story 3 bdrm home. This is a great area of Central NY to farm in. Everything is close by. Long growing season, good milk markets. 5 million . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Askingg $1.35 22800 - Otsegoo Countyy Dairyy Farm. 25 acres total, 10 tillable, balance pasture. Plenty of additional land close by to rent or purchase feed dealers in the area. Single story conventional barn with 55 ties set up to milk. 20x80 young stock barn. 2 upright silos 20x60 & 18x60. Older 2 story 4 bdrm 2 bath home in good condition. New windows, new septic. All located on a quiet road, mins to Cooperstown. Buy for Dairy or would make a Askingg $175,000 nice farm for horses or beef. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A

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2254 4 - Neat,, Clean,, & Turn-key.. 2200 acree farm, 160 exceptional well drained tillable acres with additional 40+ acres to rent. Balance mostly pasture, some woods. Two story 68 stall dairy barn with attached 80 stall free stall for dry cow and young stock. 3 very nice Morton machinery buildings. Nice 2 story 5 bedroom 3 bath Modern Home. This is truly an exceptional farm that has everything. Great milking facility, room for heifers and dry cows, plenty of machinery storage, and enough supporting lands. Farm recently appraised by leading Ag Bank at close to $550,000. . . . .Askingg $550,000, cattle, machinery, and feed available ohariee County - Nestled in the beautiful Catskill 23011 - Southernn Scho Mountains. 80 acre Gentleman's Farm 40 acres fields and pasture. 40 acres of woods. Nice 59x60 Building used for a shop w/power, electric, heat, and bathroom. Very nice building. Was used for refurbishing antique cars. Good 2 story 3 bdrm farm house with 2 baths. Oil hot air heat. Nice front porch and large back deck. Drilled well, good water. 2 stocked fish ponds for swimming and fishing. Lots of deer and turkey. Buildings sit a the end of a dead end road. Quiet setting. Farm would make a nice place to raise horses or beef. If you like to hunt or watch wildlife, the day I listed the farm I personally saw over 25 deer and a large flock of turkeys. Not more than 3 hours from NYC easy to get to from the Northway. Farm has been reduced from recent listing of $325,000 to. . . . . . . . . . $275,000 Great little farm in a hard to find area of the Catskills. 9 - Oneidaa Countyy Land - 87 acres mostly wooded. Easy to get to 2289 from I90. Great recreational property. Close to trail system. Excellent deer & turkey hunting. Nice place for camp, weekend getaway, or year round residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Askingg $120,000

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Since 1980 the Cristaldi Family located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Washington County in Greenwich, NY have provided the Northeast including Martha’s Vineyard with top quality hay. We take pride in our production assuring repeat customers. Due to the quality & customer base we are now limited to first cutting mixed grass hay harvested in late May & June. Deliveries are available. Please call our office from 8-5, M-F @ 518-692-2647 or Home 518-692-2791

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FEB 14-16 45th Annual World Ag Expo International Agri-Center, 4450 South Laspina St., Tulare, CA. The Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,600 exhibitors displaying cutting edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds. On Internet at www.WorldAgExpo.com

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

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, 304293-2565 or e-mail becky.casteel@mail.wvu.edu JAN 26 2012 Dairy Farmers’ Banquet Champlain Valley Exposition (Hamlin Room). Come celebrate with Vermont highest quality dairy farmers and those who support them! Vermont’s highest quality milk awards, Finley Award and Dairy Farm of the Year will be presented. Tickets $10 in advance or at the door. Seating is limited! Contact Nathan Miller, 802-5452320 or e-mail kettltop@ gmavt.net. JAN 27 & 28 4th Annual Winter Greenup Grazing Conference Century House Hotel & Conference Center, Route 9, Latham, NY. This year’s conference will feature speakers on Wye Angus genetics, grazing behavior, branding your farm’s products, leasing land to graze, extending the grazing season and more. Contact Lisa Cox, 518-765-3512.

JAN 31 USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training Program Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation Office, 249 Lakeside Dr., Marlboro, MA. 12:30-5 pm. Registration deadline Jan. 20. Contact Doreen, 413-545-2254 or email dyork@umext.umass. edu FEB 1-4 2012 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Nashville, TN. Advanced registration is open until Jan. 11, 2012. To register visit www.beefusa.org or contact Kristin Torres at ktorres@ beef.org. FEB 4 New Hampshire Dairy Goat Seminar Center of New Hampshire, Radisson Hotel, Frost Room, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Basic veterinary practices & hoof care. Registration is $5/family at the door, anyone 4-H age is free. Visit their website for a detailed brochure. On Internet at www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org FEB 6 & 8, MAR 5 & 7 Connecticut Farm Energy & Assistance Workshops Locations as follows: • Feb 6 - 2-4 pm. Hartford Co., USDA Rural Development Office, 100 Northfield Dr., 4th Floor, Windsor, CT • Feb 8 - 6-8 pm. Middlesex Co., UConn Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Rd., Haddam, CT • Mar 5 - 10 am - Noon. Litchfield Co., UConn Extension Center, 843 University Dr., Torrington CT • Mar 7 - 4-6 pm. New London Co., USDA Rural Development Office, 238 West Town St., Norwich, CT Register today. Call 860345-3977 or e-mail ctfarmenergy@aol.com. On Internet at www.CTFarm Energy.org FEB 9-11 Soil and Nutrition: An Education and Coalition Building Conference First Churches, 129 Main St, Northampton, MA. On Internet at www.nofamass.org/ seminars/winterseminar.php FEB 10-12 30th Annual NOFA-VT Winter Conference University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The conference will feature over 70 workshops. Learn more, browse workshops and register at www.nofavt.org or call 802-434-4122.

FEB 25 6th NH Grazing Conference Holiday Inn, Concord,NH. Featuring Kathy Voth on “Training Livestock to Eat Weeds” and Brett Chedzoz on “Benefits of Silvopasturing.” Contact Bill Fosher, 603-399-9975 or e-mail Bill@edgefieldsheep.com. Agriculture & Food Conference of Southeastern Massachusetts Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA. 8:30 am - 5 pm. Registration is $35 for farmers; Register online or call 508-295-2212 ext. 50. MAR 9-12 ABCs of Farm Based Education: A Project Seasons Workshop for Farmers Shelburne Farms, VT. Call 978-318-7871. On Internet at www.farmbasededu cation.org

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Best to enact new farm bill this year Farmers are better off if members of Congress can agree on a new farm bill this year, according to American Farm Bureau Federation farm policy specialist Mary Kay Thatcher, who spoke at the 2012 Farm Bill issue conference at AFBF’s

93rd Annual Meeting. With Congress unable to agree on much these days and with a shrinking budget to work with, passing a new farm bill could be an uphill climb and get pushed to next year. “There is no upside to

that,” Thatcher said. “There will be even more budget cuts if that happens. There’s every reason to push it through this year if we can.” Thatcher outlined the political situation surrounding the farm bill, including growing sup-

port in Congress for limiting eligibility by capping farmers’ income and increasing use of food stamps and other nutrition programs as the U.S. economy remains sluggish. “The economy will be a tremendous issue going

forward,” said Thatcher, “and one of the reasons it will be difficult to finish a farm bill in 2012.” Nutrition programs already account for about $700 billion — 76 percent — of the farm bill’s total $911 billion in spending over 10 years.

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In addition, the growing cost of crop insurance premium subsidies, which grew from $4.7 billion in 2010 to $7 billion in 2011, could make them more of a target for cuts. Thatcher also provided an analysis of how other farm groups’ “shallowloss” proposals could leave a lot of farmers in dire straits in years of catastrophic farm revenue losses. Most of those proposals would provide support more often but only cover 5 percent to 10 percent of a farmer’s losses. AFBF economist John Anderson provided an explanation of Farm Bureau’s Systemic Risk Reduction Program farm bill proposal, which is designed to protect farmers from catastrophic revenue losses. Proposed SRRP coverage levels would be in the 70 percent to 80 percent range. It would be administered by the Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency and operate as a core program with farmers buying crop insurance as “wrap-around” revenue risk protection. One of the most attractive features of the SRRP proposal, according to Anderson, is the impact it would have on lowering farmers’ crop insurance premiums. “As a program that’s integrated with crop insurance, crop insurance premiums could be rerated to account for the fact that much of the risk is covered elsewhere,” he explained. “That would lower premiums and make buy-up coverage more affordable.” Farm Bureau delegates will set AFBF policy on the farm bill and other issues when they meet Dec. 10. The policies they approve will form AFBF’s agenda for the year.


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