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Merging Strengths ~ Page 2

Featured Columnist: Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly 21 Crop Comments 7 Focus on Ag 31 Alternative Fuels Auctions Classifieds Farmer to Farmer Manure

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Picadilly Farm named 2011 Cooperator of the Year ~ Page 2 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5


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Picadilly Farm named 2011 Cooperator of the Year Each year, the Cheshire County Conservation District honors an individual, business, or organization with the “Cooperator of the Year” award. The award is presented to celebrate the efforts of the recipient to steward the natural resources on their land, in cooperation with the Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). For 2011, Picadilly Farm has earned the distinction of Cooperator of the Year. Picadilly Farm is located in Winchester, NH, on 71 acres in the Connecticut River valley. In 2006 Jenny and Bruce Wooster purchased the farm, which had been a dairy for 35 years. They now grow certified organic produce crops on 26 acres and raise laying hens, pigs, and sheep. The bulk of their produce is sold through the Community Supported Agriculture model. Picadilly Farm has demonstrated a commitment to steward their farm with a focus on the long term sustainable use of the land and building soil health while working for a high quality harvest each season. The following are conservation practices that Picadilly Farm applied through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program: riparian, forest buffer, seasonal high tunnel system for crops, conservation cover, lined waterway, heavy use area protection, grassed waterway, access road, nutrient management, pest management, cover crop and transition to organic production. Beyond their work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Picadilly Farm is deserving of this honor because of their strong commitment to com-

munity involvement through generous food donations, opening their farm as an outdoor classroom for the local school garden club and supporting the club with donated materials. Picadilly Farm has also hosted educational workshops in collaboration with UNH Cooperative Extension, the Conservation District, and other organizations. Since 2006 when they started building their business, they have accomplished a great deal. Future goals include keeping the food they produce closer to home and expanding their market in a region where many folks are unfamiliar with the CSA model. They would also like to take on a renewable energy project to take the farm to the next level of sustainability. The conservation district stated that it is pleased to honor Picadilly Farm as the 2011 Cooperator of the Year. The district thanked Bruce, Jenny and their crew for making Cheshire County their home, and for all they offer to the community and contribute to its strong and growing local food system.

Antonio Mendez and Jose Garcia working in a field at Picadilly Farm. Photos courtesy of Picadilly Farm

Picadilly Farm is located in Winchester, NH, on 71 acres in the Connecticut River valley.

Antonio Mendez, Iver Mendez, Jenny Quinn and Adelina Reyes.

Bruce Wooster waives to the camera as he climbs into the cab of his tractor.

Picadilly Farm workers, left to right, Laura Waters, Iver Mendez, Jess Tyler, Antonio Mendez, Alejandro Perez, Susie ParkeSutherland and Biz Giancola.


State officials award funds to promote local agriculture grown products. “Massachusetts’ Buy Local groups serve an important role in support of our state’s efforts to promote local agriculture,” said Soares. “These groups are in tune with specific regional challenges and opportunities making these grants an important tool of our joint efforts to bring farm products to tables across Massachusetts.” The groups receiving awards are as follows: • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) will receive $75,000 in partnership with Berkshire Grown to increase the sales of local agricultural products in Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Berkshire counties. The grant will support efforts to increase awareness of agriculture; partner with organizations in the region and throughout the state to promote local agriculture; and build organizational capacity related to recruiting new community members into their Buy Local program and retaining business members. CISA and Berkshire Grown will expand their marketing campaigns for local agriculture through point-of-purchase materials, paid and earned media and direct consumer engagement. • Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) will

receive $75,000 and work with Sustainable Nantucket, Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod, and the Island Grown Initiative on assorted projects — all designed to promote local agricultural sales and forge strategic partnerships in the southeastern region of Massachusetts. • Northeast Harvest will receive $50,000 to organize and coordinate an agricultural conference and a series of farm-to-table dinner events, along with a continuation of its mission to help consumers discover, enjoy and support the farmers and local agriculture in Essex and Middlesex counties. “SEMAP is essential to promoting local agriculture and farmers in my district and this grant will support the great work they already do,” said Senate President Therese Murray. “Buying fresh food and local food is essential for the health of our communities and for our local economic growth.” “I am pleased to see the Department of Agricultural Resources and the Patrick-Murray administration make these funds available,” said Sen. Marc R. Pacheco, Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. “These grants will go a long way to help main-

Dairy farmers deserve pricing formula that covers costs

Letter to the Editor

packaging and distributing cost There appears to be continued plus a price that allows your reasons for the need of dairy local stores to cover their cost, farmers to receive a price for their raw milk based on the cost Opinions of the letters printed are not necessarily plus a profit. Again, nothing of producing milk. those of the staff or management at Country Folks. wrong here. Your local store owners do Ever since the Federal Milk E-mail letters of opinion to jkarkwren@leepub.com Marketing Improvement Act was or fax to 518-673-2699, or mail to Country Folks, PO have the privilege of changing the bar code price. This could developed and introduced in the Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. be done on certain items for difU.S. Senate by Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and former Senator Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Milk ferent reasons. It all makes sense. Arlen Specter in 2007, and subse- Marketing Board (PMMB) establish I just explained this to one of our quent years, some people have down- minimum prices into the store and dairy activists, Donna Hall, from played the need of dairy farmers hav- also the minimum retail price. My Muncy, PA. Donna said, so let’s place understanding is the PMMB’s formula a bar code on our milk! Donna is ing a cost of production formula. Certainly, the spiraling cost of feed covers the value of raw milk and the right. Our bar code is S-1640! should be reason enough to warrant a bottlers’ costs. Also I understand Let’s all realize that we are missing there is a value added to the mini- a great opportunity if we don’t get cost of production formula. Some people say every farmers’ mum price to cover the costs experi- behind S-1640. costs are different, therefore a cost of enced by the bottler and the retailer. Remember, some people say Sproduction formula cannot be (This is done by existing statute.) 1640 would command a big price Somewhere along the way our legis- increase to consumers. I just worked achieved. Let’s look at that argument. Let’s recognize that the value of milk lators in Pennsylvania felt it was pru- with officials in the PMMB. If we elimused for manufacturing dairy prod- dent to maintain bottlers of milk and inate the complete so-called premiucts is the same in all Federal Milk having stable retail outlets. We agree ums on fluid milk in Pennsylvania, Marketing Orders. No one seems to whole-heartedly with this philosophy. (wouldn’t this make the dairy co-ops complain about that. However, the However, the price of raw milk is a praise us?), and return to just using cost of production on our dairy farms National situation. Therefore a the Class I price (for fluid milk), which varies under the present system. So National pricing formula is needed. is contained in S-1640 at $25.25 per Some people say no other industry hundred weight and using the what’s wrong with a cost of produccovers their cost, so why should dairy PMMB’s formula, the price of one galtion formula? S-1640 establishes a price for milk farmers have a formula to cover their lon of milk in Northeastern used for manufacturing purposes costs? Think about this: when you Pennsylvania would be $3.81 a galbased on the National Average Cost of purchase a food product in a store or lon. (This again is the minimum Production. The difference between any dry goods, the majority of these price.) the pricing formula used in S-1640 items have a bar code on them indiRecently the gallon price did reach and the present pricing system is sim- cating the selling price. Do you know in the vicinity of $4 per gallon. The ple. S-1640 gives the average dairy at what point the bar code is placed on best part is all of the dairy farmers farmer a chance to survive, and when the item? My understanding is that would benefit under S-1640. So let’s you add the Class I differentials to the the bar code is placed on the item dur- get it passed. manufactured milk price, than the ing packaging or before the item is disPro-Ag can be reached at 570-833average dairy farmer has a chance to tributed to the local stores. And this is 5776. make a profit. probably all right. However, the bar Arden Tewksbury, Manager ProAs most people know here in code price is high enough to cover that Ag, Meshoppen, PA

tain the viability of local agriculture. When we buy locally grown food, we help enhance the diversity of the local economy, maintain jobs and help to create a sustainable future for everyone.” “I appreciate all that DAR does to promote our local farms and the fantastic products they produce. I know people I speak with want to know where their food is coming from and are glad to have the opportunity to buy local and support Massachusetts agriculture,” said Rep. Anne M. Gobi, House chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. “CISA is a national innovator and leader in agriculture’s Buy Local movement, and I am pleased that these state funds will enable them to continue to serve farmers and consumers in our area,” said Rep. Stephen Kulik. “CISA’s work strengthens our local farm economy, helps to preserve farmland, and educates consumers about the benefits of fresh local food." “The timing is perfect as more and more communities and residents in Massachusetts connect to their local agricultural farms,” said Phil Korman, executive director of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).

UNHCE offers growing small grains workshop The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, is presenting a workshop on growing small grains from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH. Are you looking at diversifying your farm as the demand for local food has spilled over into the grain market? Or are you looking at growing grains for your own home consumption and farm animals? Before getting involved with grain production there are many factors that should be considered and planning needs to be done. This new demand is creating a niche opportunity for many farmers and could for many more. Growing grain for this market requires grain to meet certain quality parameters. Learn about strategies to produce high value grains for this new and emerging market. The workshop is presented by with a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency. The featured speaker is Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension, and Brookford Farm. Speakers from the USDA Farm Service Agency will cover Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and cost sharing for storage facilities and UNH Cooperative Extension will cover adequate Risk Management Plans for 2012. The registration fee is $5 per person for morning refreshments and to cover some workshop expenses. Attendees should bring their own lunches. For registration information, contact Deb Stevens at deb.stevens@UNH.edu, or Nada Haddad at nada.haddad@unh.edu. Both can be reached at 603-679-5616.

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BOSTON — Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Scott J. Soares has announced the awarding of $200,000 in grants to three agricultural organizations for projects to enhance regional Buy Local efforts in Western, Central, Northeastern and Southeastern Massachusetts. Buy Local groups are organizations that connect farmers to their surrounding communities using innovative marketing and educational programs to promote agriculture. Buy Local groups help generate consumer awareness and demand for locally grown food products while improving access to these important food sources, and are committed to the idea that knowing where your food comes from is healthy and makes good sense for local economies. First formed in the Pioneer Valley in 1993 as a way to identify and address issues facing agriculture in specific regions across the state, Massachusetts Buy Local organizations now number eight groups across the Commonwealth and offer members and consumers a variety of resources. From technical assistance information to the newest recipes, consumers and food producers can find resources to help them grow, buy, cook, and eat wholesome locally


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Merging Strengths by Stephen Wagner Lancaster County, Pennsylvania’s Dairy Herd Improvement Association is located on a rural road amid a hilland-dale farmland terrain. Few other businesses populate Old Line Road. Immediately next to DHIA is a home interior design shop that operates out of a private residence. Further down the road are a plumbing-heating contractor and a vineyard. Otherwise, this headquarters for DHIA in the northeastern United States is mostly unremarkable and nearly anonymous. Yet its 20 some employees populate three 8-hour work shifts per day, and this DHIA coordinates activities for a great many dairy farmers from Maryland to Maine. Jere High, Lancaster DHIA’s CEO, is a focused man, a man who thinks so fast that his thoughts seem to tumble out of his mouth in a race to see which one gets out first, a man with a mission. That mission, reflected on one of the walls of its laboratory, is “To help

our members, and the agriculture community, prosper while promoting a safe and abundant food supply.” How Lancaster DHIA differs today as opposed to just a few months ago is that they have merged with the Vermont DHIA. Why? According to a press release from Vermont DHIA, which also doubled as a letter to about 500 members, a juxtaposition of circumstances has forced this particular issue. “Faced with declining cow and herd numbers,” the letter says, “and the need to spend up to $400,000 to retool its laboratory, the directors of the Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Association have decided to merge their organization into the Lancaster PA DHIA.” Somehow the new machine cost coupled with the dwindling number of cows might still have allowed the company to maintain its status quo. Probably not, but there was at least an outside chance. “Maintaining status quo isn’t enough,” says Brett Denny,

Cover photo courtesy of Picadilly Farm Bruce and Jenny Wooster with their children. The Wooster’s purchased the farm in 2006 and grow certified organic produce crops on 26 acres and raise laying hens, pigs, and sheep.

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Ver mont D H I A ’ s G e n e r a l Manager. “I think we always need to be moving ahead to provide better services to our members, and if we just keep doing the same things that we’ve always done, that isn’t enough.” The scheduled May closing of the nearby White River Junction Post Office, DHIA’s unofficial business partner by dint of its very proximity added Jere High, Lancaster DHIA’s CEO believes the mergeer offers many a n o t h e r benefits to both sides. problem. The closing, says broadening their base. For us, it offers High, “is a huge deal. That post office us more resources and services that was a good thing for them because it we can provide our members. That’s was so close. When that closes it always what we’ve been focused on.” moves things an hour away from them, “A further benefit of merging into or wherever the next distribution cen- Lancaster DHIA,” according to ter is going to be, which will be a major Vermont DHIA President Mark bind on their service.” Thus, what Rodgers, “is access to MUN, DNA masmight easily and with little argument titis screening, and Johne’s Disease been perceived by some as bad news is testing, plus forage analysis services coming to pass. available through Cumberland Valley However, upon taking a closer look Analytic Services of Hagerstown MD.” there is actually cause for celebration Denny now also assumes the mantle because the pluses seem to outweigh of Field Operations Manager. “He’ll be any minuses. First of all, the doing some testing,” High notes, “but Lancaster-Vermont relationship goes will also be the guy who’s on my manback a long way. “Probably from about agement team here; we work as a team 1991,” as High remembers it, “we as to how we approach sales and marstarted working with Vermont DHIA. keting in the business plan at hand.” When our founding group decided we The Vermont employees journeyed to were going to do this, and have our Lancaster on Jan. 9 - 10 discussing own lab, we went up to Vermont to how things haven’t changed a lot, but look at their lab. Vermont has always have changed a little bit. “I’m excited been a key part of our existence from that the merger allows us to do so the standpoint that we’ve always much more than we could do before,” worked together. We always had a syn- Denny says. ergistic look at ourselves insofar as “When you look at two groups merghow we work with each other, ing,” Jere High concluded, “it might be exchanging ideas.” Furthermore, construed as one company taking over “Brett Denny and I have been serving another. We’re not! We’re looking at on a committee together for a develop- bringing two companies together and ment team at Raleigh [NC] with DRMS trying to improve both sides. The [Dairy Records Management Systems]. Vermont DHIA name is being preSo we’ve known each other for a long served there. Their lab is closed and a time. We’ve always tried to help each small office will be maintained. You other be better at what we do. It’s been can do business so long and run an easy fit for us to work together.” things into the ground until they dis“I think this is going to be a great integrate. Or you can do something opportunity for both our organiza- about it while there’s still strength tions,” Denny adds. “We’re both bring- within a company, and build for the ing things to the table. The further in future instead of letting the future we go, the more excited I am about the deteriorate. Vermont DHIA comes to us whole process. For Lancaster, we are with strength, not weakness.”


Labor, feed costs and productivity for different kidding and lambing systems ular season of birthing and unexpected catastrophic health problems such as floppy kid syndrome, Cache Valley Virus, iodine deficiencies had far more impact on newborn mortality rates for the farmers in our study. Observational skills were helpful at diagnosing common health problems, such as ketosis, early and helped reduce labor spent coping with these problems, emphasizing that time spent on prevention and early treatment is well justified. Good organizational skills helped shorten the time spent on management tasks. Spending a little time getting organized is time well spent. Several farms who spent less time checking for and assisting births indicated that they had previously culled dams based on dystocia and/or poor mothering. The percentage of young weaned per dam was lower for fall birthings (115 to 186%, mean 146%) as compared to winter (141 to 216%, mean 183%) or spring birthings (127 to 200%, mean 163%). This was a result of fewer newborns delivered per dam rather than increased mortality rates. This corresponds to previous studies indicating that the main disadvantages of out of season breeding include smaller litter sizes as well as reduced conception rates. In the spring, pasture birthing versus barn birthing did not result in decreased herd productivity as measured by mortality rates, growth rates or weaning percentages but resulted in big savings in feed costs per dam. In fact, 3 of 4 barn birthing herds experienced some death of dams at birthing as compared to no pasture birthing farms experienced dam death at this time despite the occurrence of several large herds in the pasture birthing group. Farmers cited the ability of the dams to give birth without disturbance and to have plenty of space to separate themselves for bonding with their offspring as an advantage of pasture birthing. One herd that kidded in the barn did experience a sudden bout of Floppy Kid Syndrome with over 20 percent of the kids dying within one week of life. Mortality rates probably would have been even higher for this herd if the same disease had occurred while pasture kidding instead. Feed costs for pasture-birthing goat herds averaged $6.80 per dam as compared to $21.74 for barn-kidding herds and $8.14 for pasture-birthing sheep flocks as compared to $42.86 for barn-lambing sheep flocks. We did not consider property taxes or fencing costs when calculating forage costs on pasture because all of the farms indicated that these expenses would have been incurred regardless of whether they had dams with offspring out on their pastures. Thus, pasture grazing was assigned a forage cost of $0. Data indicated that decisions about fencing choices, predator control, prenatal nutrition, and especially, parasite management greatly impacted the

success of pasture birthing. Some farmers loved birthing on pasture while others felt they had too little control at a time when their labor and attention needed to be focused on field or hay crops. Expected market price needs to be considered when deciding what birthing seasons to use and what kid and lamb management practices to adopt. However, evaluating your labor

demands, feed costs and herd productivity for different kidding and lambing systems is a valuable, and necessary, decision tool. Partial funding for this study came from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NE SARE). Thank you to all the farmers who gave their valuable time to this study.

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by Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell Small Ruminant Specialist The success of kidding or lambing season strongly determines the potential earnings from a meat goat or sheep farm. Because of this, most farmers invest a major portion of their time and feed inputs into birthing and cite these increased demands as one reason they don’t make their herd larger or consider “early” retirement. These concerns prompted the Cornell Goat & Sheep Program to do a multiyear study on the distribution of labor and feed inputs across different farms and birthing seasons. The objectives of this study were to obtain information for different birthing tasks under various birthing systems during different seasons of the year and to identify efficient birthing practices. Eighteen, 24, and 24 case study farms collected birthing data in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The study is ongoing and we have only examined the 2009 lambing and kidding records thus far. However, we can make some generalizations based on the 2009 information. Chart 1 shows that not unexpectedly, labor demands per Dam during birthing time were higher in Winter 2009 (range = 1.2 to 10.8 h, mean 4.7 h), than in the spring (0.7 to 3.1 h, mean 1.2 h) or fall (0.9 to 4.1 h, mean 1.8 h). This was primarily because of the large amount of extra time spent by some farmers to check for and assist winter births. However, there was not a clear relationship between herd size and increased daily labor during kidding or lambing (Chart 3). Smaller herds varied widely in labor spent during winter birthing in particular with some farms spending 12 to 15 extra hours per day as compared to others spending only 2 to 3 extra hours per day despite similar mortality and growth rates. There were noticeable differences in the time farmers spent on various management tasks such as birth checks, artificial rearing, and transitioning dams and offspring from pregnancy to lactating areas during Winter 2009 (Chart 2). Kid or lamb management tasks that seemed to take the most time were disbudding and tattooing with castration, docking, eartagging and weighing taking far less time particularly if done in the jug or shortly after birth. However, spending a lot of time per dam checking for birth and assisting births did not necessarily result in lower mortality rates in winter for either dams at birth (DamDeadB%), offspring at birth (%DeadB), or offspring at 1 to 7 days of age (%Dead1to7) and was accompanied by increases in the percentage of offspring that had to be artificially reared. However, keep in mind that we used very experienced farmers for the first year’s study. If anything, beginning farmers make the mistake of not understanding that extra time is needed during birthing season. However, the suitability of facilities for a partic-


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Cellulosic ethanol production delayed, but coming Recent reporting, including in the New York Times, accurately points out the current shortfall in cellulosic biofuel production relative to the targets established by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, the New York Times is just the latest media outlet to miscast the reasons for delay and the state of the advanced ethanol industry. “In a very difficult financial and policy environment, the first wave of commercial advanced ethanol production facilities are under construction in a number of states across the country,” said Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director

Brooke Coleman. “Diversifying America’s fuel supply with increasing amounts of clean, domestically produced renewable fuel requires us to keep our eyes on the prize and not be distracted by the noise and misdirection coming from naysayers protecting the status quo.” Coleman continued, “It is important to remember why the RFS is needed. If the market operated based on free market principles, then we would not need blending requirements to force regulated parties to purchase renewable fuels. But instead, the market is controlled by one industry, and few players,

who are increasingly reliant on OPEC to secure their product. In turn, we need forceful programs with the right incentives to introduce new fuels made by Americans. That’s what the RFS is, and it’s working.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by Congress to adjust the RFS cellulosic biofuel blending volumes based on forecasted future available supplies. For both 2011 and 2012, EPA reduced those volumes by over 90 percent to provide relief for regulated parties and simultaneously implement the very type of credit system the oil industry requested to ad-

Alternative Fuels dress the inherent market uncertainties of deploying new fuel technologies in the marketplace. For perspective, the anticipated cost for 2011 waiver credits for obligated parties is $6.8 million. In 2010, the three largest publicly traded oil companires reported profits of $58.3 billion. These waiver credits represent approximately one percent of these profits and a pittance compared to the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies enjoyed by oil producers. Yet, this provision maintains at least a base lev-

el incentive in the marketplace for the oil companies to facilitate rather than obstruct the deployment of advanced ethanol. “We must not let the crocodile tears of a few multi-national oil companies become a Trojan horse for second guessing ourselves on the RFS. The progress of cellulosic ethanol industry has been slower than anyone in the industry would like due to a number of factors outside of their control, but it is simply false to suggest that the technology is not working and the in-

dustry is not emerging.” “Today, commercial scale facilities are being built and production is on the way to meet the adjusted requirement in 2012, and hopefully more aggressive requirements in the years to come,” Coleman added. “As crucial chokepoints of world oil supplies are being threatened, America cannot afford to back track on an RFS program that has already dramatically reduced foreign oil dependence and remains a linchpin for local bioeconomies all over the country.”

NBB remarks on State of the Union Urges administration to finalize EPA rule for increased biodiesel use WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), the trade association for the U.S. biodiesel industry, released the following statement regarding early reports from administration officials and others regarding President Obama’s State of the Union Address delivered Jan. 24: “The U.S. biodiesel industry is proving that we can accomplish the president’s goals of creating jobs while building a clean-energy economy,” said Anne Steckel, NBB’s vice president of federal affairs. “With the help of strong domestic energy policy, we had a record year of production last year and supported nearly 40,000 jobs across the country.” “We know we can build on that success, and we

couldn’t agree more with the president that it should be a top priority,” Steckel added. “That’s why we’re calling on the Administration to quickly finalize the delayed EPA rule for boosting biodiesel use under the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2013. This is a decision that the Administration can make singlehandedly and that would support more than 10,000 new jobs.” Biodiesel was a bright spot under the RFS in 2011. The industry produced a record volume of 1 billion gallons, easily exceeding the 800-million-gallon requirement for Biomass-based Diesel. The EPA last year proposed increasing the volume requirement from 1 billion gallons in 2012 to 1.28 billion gal-

lons in 2013. But the agency announced in December that it was delaying a final decision to conduct further review. Along with advocating for the final RFS rule, the biodiesel industry also is urging Congress to reinstate the $1-pergallon biodiesel tax incentive that expired on Dec. 31, 2011. “The tax incentive and the RFS are clearly working as Congress envisioned,” Steckel said. “These policies are creating jobs. They’re displacing imported diesel fuel with clean, American-made biodiesel. And they’re significantly cutting tailpipe pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.” Biodiesel is the first and only commercial-

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his steers. The company men said, “You wouldn’t do that.” Charlie replied, “Watch me.” Before Charlie fed too much timothy seed to his steers, his wife Martha talked him into advertising his seed… which he did in Country Folks. The clover seed which Charlie was selling was basically an heirloom variety which he had started growing some 20 years earlier. It was Pennscott red clover. He had tried other clovers, but this one survived the best. So he kept saving the Pennscott seed, and that’s what he sold. Back during the 1970s, Pennscott red clover had been listed by Cornell Recommends for Field Crops as a variety wellsuited for less than perfectly drained soils with low pH. A little research on my part showed that after World War II plant breeders at Pennsylvania State University crossbred different strains of red clover. They wanted to develop a variety which would thrive on strip-mined soil replanting projects. Such soils abounded in their state, typically pH-testing in

low 4s and high 3s. Charlie had some pretty old seed-cleaning equipment, and used an interesting assortment of augurs to convey the seed. The whole arrangement looked like a Rube Goldberg set-up… but it worked. When in doubt about how clean his seed was, Charlie would clean it a second time, thus separating smaller seed from the normal-sized seed. A verse in the Old Testament book of Leviticus sternly advises against “sowing with mingled seed”. Charlie followed that advice, going the extra mile (which is actually a New Testament reference). Seed that I bought from Charlie Cherwak has been planted with timothy, nursed along by oats. It has been spun onto fall-planted grains just coming to life in the early spring. This clover has been thrown into loaded manure spreaders, and thus broadcast on meadows during the winter. It also has been spun onto honeycombed frozen meadow mud. Folks carrying out

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rode with Neil to buy some clover seed from Charlie Cherwak. Neil planned to buy some timothy, oats, and clover seed from Charlie. As we began the twoand-a-half hour trip out to Charlie’s, Neil told me something interesting about the seed grower. Charlie had been growing clover and timothy seed for a big seed company, which, at the time, was a subsidiary of the largest farmer -owned co-op in the Northeast (that co-op later went bankrupt). The seed company had a contract with Charlie to pay 75 cents per pound of clover, and 40 cents per pound of timothy. After the seed was harvested and cleaned, two representatives from that seed company visited Charlie to tell him that they wouldn’t honor the contract: they would only pay him 50 cents per pound of clover. Charlie asked what they would pay him for his timothy. They told him six cents per pound. Charlie told them that for six cents per pound he would sooner feed the seed to


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Crop from 7 these practices were pleased with how the seed performed. A lot of people I work with are not blessed with ideal soil conditions which would empower certain alfalfa varieties to realize their true potential. Ever since my first visit to Charlie in 1998, I would make one or two pilgrimages to his farm each year to buy seed. Usually, someone would ride with me, or if the other person’s seed order was pretty big, and he had the bigger truck, I would be the passenger. The trip consistently chewed up a whole day. Sometimes if Charlie was just finishing seed cleaning operations, I would hold the bag on the balance scale while he augured the seed in my direction. One morning, a few years ago, I called Charlie to say that I was heading his way to get seed. He told me to come when the weather cooled off. That particular day was forecast to be as hot as the previous day, which reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit. That day before was bad

enough to send some guests attending the nearby Empire Farm Days to the hospital with heat stroke. So I went another day. My visits with Charlie were enjoyable. They were business-like, but also filled the need to “stop and smell the roses”. Charlie harvested a lot of dry round bales to feed his Hereford beefers; small square bales he sold, often out of state. On one visit, when I complimented Charlie on his nice-looking cattle, Martha said that all they were good for was to look at. She said, “We’ve got 50 beef cattle on this farm, but can I ever get one for my freezer? Noooo, I have to buy my beef at the supermarket just like everyone else. Charlie won’t butcher an animal unless it’s mean”. At that point I asked Charlie, “Don’t you think that the cattle have learned that their good behavior promotes a long life?” Charlie didn’t say anything. Charlie felt that most of agriculture in the Northeast is over-regu-

lated. He was very intolerant of folks he referred to as the “state’s dogs”. He said that all too often somebody would call him, unidentified, and ask if he sold seed. Charlie would say yes. The man on the other end would ask, “How much do you have?” Charlie would answer with a question, “How much do you want to buy?” Usually the caller just hung up. Since I first met Charlie, he had been battling an assortment of health issues, which rarely interfered with his work. I will say that the last three or four years, the cold weather really bothered him when he tried to clean seed. If he didn’t get clover seed combined till way into fall, he might not get it cleaned before winter so as to have it ready for frost seeding in late March and early April. My own health issues and other commitments kept me from visiting Charlie and Martha in 2011. Sometime before this past Christmas I got a phone message from

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(NAPSA) — This year, sandwich lovers are celebrating the 250th anniversary of this handy, delicious meal. Since the best sandwich starts with homemade bread, the best way to launch any celebration is to bake some bread. The 250th anniversary only marks the naming of this classic meal. Bread has been eaten with meat or vegetables since Neolithic times. During the Middle Ages, slabs of bread, called trenchers, were used as plates. Eventually, the sandwich appeared as a latenight meal among the aristocracy. The meal was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th century English aristocrat, who in 1762 ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between bread. Others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” Here are some recipes to help you enjoy some classic sandwiches. The whole wheat bread works well with peanut butter and jelly, while the Italian Daily Bread is perfect for a Tuscan Tuna Sandwich. The two bread recipes use Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast, which reduces rising time by as much as 50 percent, eliminating the first rise.


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HYDRA RAM manure spreader, 790, Vertical beaters, like new, excellent condition, was new in spring of 2011. No Sunday Calls! 315-531-9331.(NY) FOR SALE: Lancaster spreader manure spreader, 110 bushel, 5 y.o. $2,500 OBO. Emanuel Stoltzfus, 707 Thompson Road, Little Falls, NY 13365 Case IH 510 loader, big bucket w/ valve, brackets for Maxxum, $2,500; 585-5545303.(NY) PUREBRED Saanen buck, registered ADGA, 21 months old, gentle temperament, proven breeder, very nice pedigree, wants to improve your herd! 585-6592936.(NY)

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FOR SALE: 3 cleaned up 8 hole Aluminum 16 inch rims off 3/4 ton Chevy Duramax $120. ea. 716-863-8841.(NY) WANTED: Auger to load manure slurry or semi solid manure. 315-771-0716.(NY) REG. Guernsey heifer, calf due 05/01/2012 to LG00434, $1,500. 607-648-9533.(NY) 1940 OLIVER 70RC, 90% restored, needs rear tires, same work on fenders with 2 bottom plow and extra spare parts, $2,000. 607-844-9545.(NY) ORGANIC CERTIFIED short bred Holstein and H/Jersey cross heifers, ready to freshen, August to November. SS 2”: pipeline, Surge stallcocks. 607-522-4340.(NY) REAR WHEEL rim for Ford 8N, new, 6 loop, $100; 12 volt alternator conversion kit for Ford 8N, new, $100. 607-5328512.(NY) QUIKWAY Sub Frame mount, forklift, 4000 lb. capacity, all hydraulic side shift, tilt, excellent condition. Mecca pull type grape harvester 607-243-8803.(NY) JD 8430 tractor with duals, nice but needs engine work, $9,000. 585-554-4506.(NY)

IH 10 grain drill, IH one row picker, Case 12’ disc, 12’ cultipacker, 30’ hay grain elevator, Oliver 4rn planter. 315-5368183.(NY) GEHL 970 forage wagon, tandem gear, metal sides, w/ roof, 14’ ex condition, $4,900. Gehl hay and corn heads, $300 each. 67-243-8282.(NY) JD 630 rollomatic front three point hitch, hydraulic, working condition, needs some TLC, $3,500 OBO. 315-536-3834.(NY) 1/4 turn chute for JD baler, never used, $300. 585-721-9346.(NY) 7.5 HP universal masport vacuum pump with oil reclaimer, nice unit, $1,600; Also, feed roll gear box off 3940, $200. 585-5544577.(NY)

AVCO NEW IDEA 279 cutditioner; Gehl MX 135 mixer grinder; NI 323 1 row corn picker. WANTED: NI manure spreaders; 315-219-9090.(NY) 2200 H & S spreader, good augers, flotation tires, $4,000; 4600 Hesston baler w/ thrower, like CIH. No Sunday Calls. 315536-7841.(NY) HAY, wet and dry, high quality, 4x5, round 1st and 2nd cut, local delivery available. Wayne Co. Area. 585-329-7954.(NY)

FOR SALE: ROPS fits Oliver 1850 - 1855 only used 6 months, new, $1,600, will sell for $1,200, stored indoors. 315-2693794.(NY)

1996 JD 6400 Synchro Plus, OS, 2wd, 540-100 dual Hyd., 8,000 hours, $11,900 OBO; JD 46A loader with mounts, bucket 315-536-8854.(NY)

OLIVER 1755 tractor, diesel, excellent condition. 518-843-0999.(NY)

PIONEER HEAVY DUTY Forecart, bakes, pole, shafts, skis, used 6 times, $975. WANTED: USED head locks and head gate. 508-954-3366.(MA)

WANTED: Steiger tractor in good condition, reasonably priced; Also, wanted, used JD round baler belts. 585-465-0235.(NY) JERSEY BULL, 1 1/2 years, purebred, also 4 yr Angus bull. 413-824-7614.(MA) BELGIAN Percheron cross, yealing filly, black with narrow strip. Been handled and shown at fair. Make a good pet. $500. 585437-5336.(NY) PAIR JD quick attach brackets. Fit JD 240, 245 loader. $100. 603-443-1355.(NH) HORSE CART, $900, two wheels, good training cart, good for local shows, easy rear entry, Amish made wooden cart. 860928-7180.(CT) 4 BLACK ANGUS feeder bulls, 10 month old. 607-829-2837.(NY)

WANTED: Massey Harris tractor mod. 22, to restore. Please leave message. 413738-5379.(MA) 1933 CHEVY CABRIOLET 2 dr. sedan, $13,500; 1928 HUPMOBILE sportsman coupe, $29,500, both original, no rust, stored in heated garage, b/o. 716-6046087.(NY)

BELT PULLEY for Ford 8N, $85. Adjustable wide front for Allis B, $300; Ford 8N tractor, needs work, runs, $950. 315462-6906.(NY) WANTED: Loose haying tools. WANTED: Haymow forks, hay carriers, for wood and steel, rod tracks. Especially NY. MFGRs, MFGRS catalogs, collector. 717-7920278.(PA)

PIGLETS: Red And White, Born 11/2011, Family Farm raised, “Chunky Porkers”, ready to go, $100 each. Leave Message, Sullivan County. 845-887-5802.(NY) 1 TON LIVESTOCK truck, older GMC, good condition, good box. Rubber 90%, 4 speed. Call for details. 607-546-4055.(NY)

DEUTZ-ALLIS 7085 FWD 5000 hrs., $6,800 OBO. Pioneer forecart, mechanical brakes, draft size, excellent condition, $700 OBO. No Sunday Calls! 315-5368803.(NY)

WANTED: Ford Model A car, would prefer coupe body. For Father And Son Project. Please leave message. 716-5729102.(NY)

IH 17.5 foot grain head, good cutter bar and wobble box, $2,000 or BO. Call 585494-6020.(NY)

FORD 5000 model 772 loader, lift arms, bucket, cylinders only, good shape, $400 OBO. 607-264-3090.(NY)

BUCKET FOR TRACK loader, $300; Also, loader mount for IH tractors, $225. obo. Stephen Swarey, 4404 Gardner Road, Lowville, NY 13367

FEEDER pigs, 10 weeks old, raised in heated barn. Hutch, hard rock maple, 44” wide, excellent condition. 716-8075902.(NY)

FORDSON MAJOR Tractor, 1958 diesel, like new condition, one owner, $5,000. 518-597-3215.(NY)

JD MoCo 936 discbine, excellent condition, $11,900. 518-527-2701.(NY)

FOR SALE #430 Weaverline feed cart, new web and batteries, ex. cond. 315-5366027.(NY)

THREE CROSSBRED dairy cows, one due soon. Two mid lactation. Low SCC herd. 5 hp Dayton Farm Duty Motor. 315655-4395.(NY)

FOR SALE: Wall mountable Reznor heating unit, natural gas or propane, 100,000 BTUs, asking $200. 315-732-2932.(NY)

GOATS BOER PUREBRED (5)females, (1)male does bred all yearlings due in spring $2,500; Post pounder $800; 9’ Fisher plow; 914-896-5599.(NY)

MUSCOVY Ducks, hens, and drakes, $5.00 a pair or $3.00 a piece. IRA Hoover, Himrod, Yates Co. 315-536-2141.(NY) WANTED: 1935 Ford dump truck for restoration. 518-654-6620.(NY) FOR SALE: BADGER 20’ silo unloader, ring drive, with 5 hp motor, $1,800 OBO. 607-292-6184.(NY)

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FOR SALE: NH 166 inverter with ext. table, good condition, $3,250. No Sunday Calls. 607-243-8932.(NY)

420/70 R24 tire, $125, parts needed for Case 1690, John Deere 1460, looking for Rye or Winter Wheat seed. 315-8684787.(NY)

WEAVERLINE FEED CART, #430, GC, $1,850. 585-554-4589.(NY)

FOUR 21” by 30’ steel I beams. Also, 6” flange beams. All in good condition. $1,500. Delivery Available. 716-7735333.(NY)

EXCELLENT JD 3955 forage harvester, corn head, grass head - 1987 LN 8000 10 wheel dump truck - 1985 LN 8000. 978544-6105.(MA)

REG. Jersey heifer, born 07/12/2011, out of a real nice high producing cow, $900 firm, real tame, handled daily. Call 315858-2508.(NY)

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WANTED: 24’ - 28’ field cultivator, 28’ cultipacker, 2 row 3 pt corn planter, good condition. 607-738-1180.(NY)

6x41’ transport auger, 5 hp electric motor, $1,500; Case IH 5100 21x7 drill with seeder, $4,500; Case IH 1660 combine, $25,000. 315-789-0882.(NY)

JD 620 WFE, good condition, $4,000. 315363-0262.(NY)

DMI 250 bu. gravity wagon, with extensions, $1,800. Make offer. 315-5362877.(NY)

2000 Zr2 Sonoma 4x4, GC, 126,000 miles, asking $4,00 or BO. Will consider trades for farm equipment or diesel pickup. 315-6847358.(NY) WANTED: Looking for hunters interested in leasing 379 ac., 254 ac. wooded, 125 open, secluded, on dead end road. $15/ac. 607-542-7648.(NY)

7 1/2’ snow blade with skid steer, quick tash, good condition, $800. WANTED: 1 1/2” - 2” steel pipe. 315-684-3228.(NY)

15 Month old Lowline steer, gentle $1.30/lb and 7 month old Reg. full blood lowline bull, $1,000. 585-624-7637.(NY)

BLACK ANGUS FEEDERS, 12 from performance proven bulls, good blood lines, vaccinated and wormed. 607-7255511.(NY)

SEVEN HEREFORD springing heifers, 2-7 years, due April, bred to Reg. Hereford bull, very docile, must sell. 607-6874679.(NY)

DETROIT diesel power unit, clutch, and triple hyd. pump; Heavy cylinders. WANTED: Tumble type feed mixer. 315-5365860.(NY)

3 HP Mueller compressor, with sub cooling valve, works, make an offer. WANTED: Small grain bin. Penn Yan. 315-5363182.(NY)

5 year old sheep guard dog, $300; Also, Remington 1100 12 gauge, Enos Schmucker, 1061 Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo, NY

JD 260 skid loader, 4300 hours, 2 speed, cab, head, good bucket, good solid machine. 315-536-3176.(NY)

WANTED: Brillion packer rollers, 4” axle, useable condition. 315-725-7488.(NY)

TD15C dozer, Bonag 120 vib/roller, rotating grapple, white, # 588 w4/18” bottoms, Ford #600, #5610, JD 2010 tractors, Potato planters, two row corn planters. 585457-7061.(NY)

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FARMALL A parts tractor, model 401 12 ft. power set drag, 7 ft. balanced head mower, belly mount. 607-343-2768.(NY)

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NASF Keystone Farm Show winner Dennis Koogler, a dairy farmer in Harrisonburg, VA, redeems his Keystone Farm Show $100 certificate for Fresh Cow and Healthy Calf Program products from John Clark of Northeast Agri Solutions Force (NASF). Dennis won a gallon of Dr. Register Nia Plus ketosis drench, Qwik Qwench calf electrolyte, Wound & Hoof Spray for hairy heel wart and ringworm and an SPT Ointment for teat-end wounds. The Qwik Qwench is a 4-way calf therapy 1) natural antibiotic 2) electrolyte 3) energy source and 4) immune stimulant. “I attend the Keystone Farm Show each year with a group of 40 other farmers from Virginia,” says Koogler. “The Show and the fellowship during our bus ride are equally enjoyable.” Congratulations to Dennis!

NFU: Existing data adequate for EPA to monitor water quality around CAFOs National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule. “The EPA does not need to collect any more information from CAFOs in order to monitor water quality,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “By utilizing existing data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and relevant state agencies, the EPA can adequately access necessary information regarding CAFOs and water quality.” The proposed rule would require CAFOs to submit basic operational information to the EPA so the agency can more effectively carry out its permitting programs on a national level and ensure that CAFOs are implementing practices to protect water quality and human health. “NFU supports the implementation of alternative mechanisms for promoting environmental stewardship and compliance,” said Johnson. “This alternative is in alignment with NFU policy and would work more efficiently than other data collection efforts. By expanding technical assistance, outreach tools, and partnerships, this alternative provides an avenue to address the most significant water quality problems.”

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TRACTORS 2010 NH T1530 HST Trans. w/NH 250 TL Loader, 72” Quick Attach, R1 Tires, 148 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 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 1985 Ford 445 Industrial Tractor, 2WD, ROPS, Loader, Conv. Trans. . . . . . $7,995 AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT 2001 Gehl 1075 Forage Harvester, 2 Row Corn Head, Hay Pickup, Metal Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCED $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 NH 273 Baler w/54A Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,995 2008 Taarup 8011T 8 Star 32' Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,995 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 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 Erskine 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 Gehl 1315V Spreader, Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 1988 Hesston 530 Round Baler, w/Gathering Wheels, 39x54” Bales, Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 NH 258LA, NH 260 RH Rakes w/double Hitch & Dollies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,800 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 2009 N.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. 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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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3.4 percent on a 40-pound gain per cow and 7,000 more cows. Pennsylvania was off 0.2 percent on a 10-pound loss per cow and 4,000 fewer cows. Minnesota was up 0.8 percent despite 5,000 fewer cows but output per cow was up 30 pounds. Checking other key players, Michigan was up 4.2 percent on a 30pound gain per cow and 9,000 more cows. Missouri recorded the biggest loss, down 1.7 percent despite a 10-pound gain per cow. Cow numbers were down 2,000 head. New Mexico was up 2 percent, thanks to 13,000 more cows but output per cow was down 40 pounds. Texas was up 4.1 percent, thanks to 15,000 more cows but output per cow was off 10 pounds. Washington State saw a healthy 4.7 percent gain in milk production on 11,000 more cows and 5 pounds more per cow. Meanwhile; the cash dairy markets had little reaction. Block cheese closed the last Friday of January on an up note at $1.51 per pound, up a half-cent on the week, but 22 1/2-cents below that

cent from November and 29 percent above December 2010. Market analysts viewed the overall data as bearish for both butter and cheese. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks stated in the January 23 Insider Opening Bell that “December can be a swing month on butter stocks.” He reported that stocks were down in six of the last 10 Decembers when compared with November levels but butter stocks built more than expected and are stronger than a year ago on a percentage basis. “They are not burdensome,” he said, but warned; “With more product coming out of the Southern Hemisphere, U.S. exports of butterfat have slowed and more butter has moved into storage.” American cheese stocks totaled 600.7 million pounds, up 3 percent from November but 5 percent below a year ago. The total cheese inventory, at 981.3 million, was up just 1 percent from November and 6 percent below a year ago. Stewart Peterson’s Matt Mattke blamed rising cheese inventories for the price weakness in Tuesday’s DairyLine. He said stocks are up abnormally on a weekly basis and up 7 1/2-percent from a year ago, but down on the month. The weekly buildup however leads him to believe that

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No Shortage of Milk on the Horizon Issued Jan. 27, 2012 U.S. dairy cows keep producing thanks to a mild winter and expanding numbers. The Agriculture Department’s preliminary December data put output in the top 23 producing states at 15.425 billion pounds, up a surprising 2.7 percent from December 2010. The 50-state total, at 16.559 billion, was up 2.5 percent. 2011 output in the 50 states was estimated at 196.216 billion pounds, up 1.8 percent. December cow numbers in the 23 states totaled 8.49 million head, up 12,000 from November and 99,000 more than a year ago. Output per cow averaged 1,818 pounds, up 27 pounds from a year ago. California was up 3.8 percent from a year ago thanks to 30,000 more cows and a 40-pound gain per cow. Wisconsin was up 2.6 percent on a 45pound gain per cow. Cow numbers were unchanged. New York was up just 0.2 percent on a 5 pound gain per cow though cow numbers were down 1,000. Idaho was up

week a year ago when they jumped 21 cents to $1.7350. The barrels closed Friday at $1.4950, down three quarters on the week and 21 cents below a year ago when they gained 19 1/2 and were trading at $1.7050. Eight cars of block found new homes on the week and 25 of barrel, with 20 coming on Friday morning. The NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price hit $1.5899, up 1.8 cents, while the barrels averaged $1.6053, down 0.3 cent. Butter saw more weakness, closing Friday at $1.55, down 2 cents on the week and 55 cents below a year ago. Only one car was sold all week. NASS butter averaged $1.5923, up a penny. NASS powder averaged $1.3654, down a nickel, and dry whey averaged 71.13 cents, up yet another 0.9 cent. FC Stone’s January 27 Insider Opening Bell reports that signs of erosion are starting to surface in the whey market, according to USDA. Dairy economist Bill Brooks warned that, “If the whey market sees a sharp price decline, it could knock Class III prices down unless an offsetting increase in cheese prices occurs, which is unlikely.” December 31 butter stocks stood at 105.2 million pounds, according to USDA’s January 20 Cold Storage report, up 12 per-


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Mielke from 21 stocks will be up on the month as well. The big question, he asks; is the buildup due to supply as milk output climbs or have exports taken a hit due to the rallying U.S. dollar to a recent 15 month high. Cheese production remains steady for this time of year and inventories are expanding for most varieties, according to USDA. Orders for aged sharp Cheddar remain good ahead of the Super Bowl. Demand for mozzarella has improved as colleges and universities start spring semesters. Analyst Jerry Dryer wrote in his January 20 Dairy and Food Market Analyst; “A growing chorus of voices now say the market will press down to the low $1.40s and this seems like a distinct possibility. While buyers are waiting, cows are enjoying a mild winter; there is plenty of milk, cheese and butter available.” He adds that “There is; however, some inventory building underway and the pace will pick up as prices continue to move further south. Current

prices are also fairly attractive internationally. The only unanswered question: When will inventory building and commercial orders pick up enough to put a floor under the price?” But, California’s Milk Producer’s Council is not happy. Its January 20 newsletter quoted Dairy Market News reporters, saying “U.S. cheese production and sales are fairly closely balanced and current prices, which are now well below those in other major exporting countries, are attracting continuing interest from exporters.” USDA says commercial disappearance of all cheese is greater than production this year so MPC asks; “Why have prices moved lower at the CME?” “Most people who follow this market know the answer,” wrote MPC, “It is because of how the CME Spot Price market works. Cheese and butter price movements over shortterm periods seem to defy logic, common sense, and basic economic theory, unlike any of the other

sound markets for very important national and international commodities. It is a “thin” market, dominated by a relatively few traders, used in one way or another by all cheese plants and their customers according to their own respective interests which may be overly influenced by the lucrative cheese by-product industry.” “Call it what you may, whimsical, erratic, thin, unpredictable, useful,” says MPC, “It, along with the related markets for futures contracts, puts, and calls, and what seems to be CME’s relatively stand-offish approach to oversight of those instruments perhaps should be given another long look by the Government Accountability Office.” The Cold Storage data at the end of December “supports the belief that current cheese prices are not too high,” MPC said. In other news, USDA reports that Class I demand has leveled off nationwide. Milk production is steady to increasing in most regions with the Pa-

cific Northwest, Utah and Idaho near their seasonal low points. A winter storm in the Northwest slowed milk handling, but many areas welcomed the moisture. Florida’s drought conditions are continuing, causing deterioration of pastures and winter forages. Cream supplies are moderate to heavy throughout the nation. Sellers in the East and West are finding it challenging to move cream. Cream demand has improved for sour cream, dips and cream cheese,

but supplies quickly exceed demand resulting in heavy volumes going to butter churns. Milk production continues to trend lower in both New Zealand and Australia but New Zealand handlers project a 3-4 percent annual increase over last season and their Australian counterparts project a 2-3 percent seasonal increase. Speaking of the international market; the Cooperatives Working Together program accepted 18 export assistance bids to sell just over 4

million pounds of cheese to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central America for delivery through June. 2012 cheese exports now total 10.4 million pounds. Meanwhile; the January 25 CME Daily Dairy Report said China imported 85,400 tons of whole milk powder (WMP), skim milk powder (SMP), and whey in December, up 20.6 percent from the prior year, according to Global Trade Atlas.

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Mielke from 22 WMP purchases were down 42 percent from December 2010, but SMP

and whey imports were each up nearly 80 percent. China imported

805,700 tons of milk powder and whey in 2011, up 16.9 percent from 2010.

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nary estimates from USDA, annual gross income per cow improved for a second straight year, according to Natzke. Milk production per cow was up about 186 pounds from the year before, to about 21,335 pounds. More importantly, the 2011 U.S. milk price was up about $3.88 per hundred pounds from the year before, averaging $20.14 per hundredweight. Multiplying the increased milk production and price, each cow brought home nearly $4,300 in milk sales in 2011, up $859 per cow from the year before. Even more startling, gross income per cow was up more than $1,650 from 2009, the year of devastatingly low milk prices, Natzke said. “The 2011 estimate gross income per cow is the highest on record, and when you add the increase for all 9 million cows, U.S. dairy farmers saw their gross income increase by about $7.7 billion from 2010,” Natzke reported. “Of course, that’s gross income, and the nation’s dairy cows will be declaring a few deductions,”

Natzke cautioned. USDA updates its cost estimates to produce milk next week, but through November, feed and operating costs were running about $1.75 per hundredweight more than 2010, and even with the previous high-cost year of 2008. Adding in those higher costs will reduce the earning power of each cow by about 43 percent, he concluded. “The bottom line, our cows made more, but they cost more, too.” The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) praised USDA’s updated school meal standards that it says “continue to stress the nutritional benefits of low-fat and fat-free milk and dairy products.” A final version of those standards was released January 25 following more than a year of public comment and review. The International Dairy Foods Association also praised the action but expressed concern that restrictions on flavored milk could reduce overall milk consumption in schools in favor of less healthy alternatives.

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Record purchases of SMP and whey offset a slight decline in WMP, according to the DDR. Almost half of China’s imports came from New Zealand and about 22 percent came from the U.S. South Korean imports of milk powder, cheese, butterfat and whey reached 152,140 tons in 2011, up 35 percent from the year before. The U.S. was the leading supplier, shipping almost one-third of that total, according to the DDR. Most Americans are collecting information to fill out federal and state tax forms and they’ll be comparing their 2011 income to the year before. Dairy Profit Weekly’s Dave Natzke discussed how much income the nation’s 9 million dairy cows made last year in Friday’s DairyLine and said “Every year about this time I calculate what the average dairy cow earned the year before, based on the simple average annual milk price and milk production per cow. Based on gross income, at least, our dairy cows had more earning power in 2011.” According to prelimi-


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To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, February 6 • Kissimmee, FL. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 info@yoderandfrey.com www.yoderandfrey.com • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 12:30 Produce, 1 pm Dairy. Due to farm accident, Schoharie Co. Herd Dispersal. 85 head, 45 milking age, 13 bred or breeding age, 27 started calves to 300#. Mixed herd Hols. few crosses, Jerseys, Normandy Cross. Low SCC all stages of lactation & AI bred. This herd

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Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716296-5041 or 585-447-3842 Thursday, February 9 • 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. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220

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• 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-8682006, 800-321-3211. 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 • 10:00 AM: Benton Fire Dept., 932 Rt. 14A, Benton Center, 3 mi. N. of Penn Yan, NY. Collectible Toy Auction. Quality toys accepted. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm 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. A group of Sire ID heifers from Springdale Farm: Bred heifers, breeding age - some being red carriers. 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 Wednesday, February 15 • 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, 716-296-5041 or

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EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKETING LLC 5001 Brittonfield Parkway P.O. Box 4844, East Syracuse, NY 315-433-9129 • 800-462-8802 Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-776-2000 Burton Livestock . . . . . . . . . . .315-829-3105 Central Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-868-2006 Chatham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-392-3321 Cherry Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . .716-296-5041 Dryden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-844-9104 Farm Sale Division . . . . . . . . . .315-436-2215 Gouverneur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-287-0220 Half Acre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-258-9752 Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585-584-3033 FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK 3 miles east of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Livestock Sale every Wednesday at 1 PM Feeder Cattle Sales monthly Horse Sales as scheduled 585-394-1515 • Fax 585-394-9151 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com FRANKLIN USED EQUIPMENT SALES, INC. AUCTION SERVICE Franklin, NY 607-829-5172 Over 30 Years Experience in Farm Equipment Auctions Frank Walker, Auctioneer P.O. Box 25, Franklin, NY 13775 fwalker2@stny.rr.com

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 Large Rd., Auburn, NY. Large Public Retirement Auction. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Calf Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716296-5041 or 585-447-3842 Thursday, February 23 • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. February Heifer Consignment Sale. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 Tuesday, February 28 • 10:00 AM: 97 Loop Rd., Quarryville, PA (Lancaster Co.). 53 Acre Dairy Farm. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 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 315521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 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 10 • 9:00 AM: Penn Y an, NY (Yates Co.). Finger Lakes Produce Auction Spring

Farm Machinery Consignment Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com • 9:30 AM: 653 Youkers Bush Rd., St. Johnsville, NY. Public Auction. Farm Equip., Guns, Stoves, Tools & Household. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • 3:30 PM: Benton Fire Dept., 932 Rt. 14A, Benton Center, 3 mi. N. of Penn Yan, NY. Seneca Farm Toy Auction. Show 8:30 am - 2 pm. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm 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 315521-3123, 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, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.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., 804-730-0500

Wednesday, March 21 • 8:55 AM: Rising, MD. 3 Day Retirement Auction. Business Liquidation. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-6628149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 9:00 AM: 3186 Freshour Rd., Canandaigua, NY. Coryn Farm Supplies, Inc. Public Auction of Farm Equip. & Tools. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585243-1563 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., 585-343-5449 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, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515

HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030

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

ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 • 802-777-1065 cell robertsauction@together.net

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

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HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 Fax 607-699-3661 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny.rr.com HOSKING SALES-FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK MARKET Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 008392 P.O. Box 311, New Berlin, NY 13411 607-847-8800 • 607-699-3637 cell: 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny,rr.com LEAMAN AUCTIONS LTD 329 Brenneman Rd., Willow St., PA 17584 717-464-1128 • cell 610-662-8149 auctionzip.com 3721 leamanauctions.com

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

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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585-447-3842 Thursday, February 16 • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Fat Cattle & Feeder Sale. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 Saturday, February 18 • 9:30 AM: Newark Valley, NY. Large auction of farm & construction equipment. Goodrich Auction Service, Inc., 607-6423293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com • 10:30 AM: Owens Farm, Smithfield, VA. Another Absolute Auction by Ownby. Farm Equipment Dispersal. No Buyer’s Premiu!. Ownby Auction & Realty Co., Inc., 804-730-0500. Monday, February 20 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 2:00 PM: Windsor Meat Market, 73 West First Ave., Windsor, PA. Public Auction Online and On Site. For updates go to auctionzip.com 3721. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 Wednesday, February 22 • 10:00 AM: Doody Farms LLC, 4451


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www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, March 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Easter Lamb & Goat Sale approx. 5 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, March 30 • 10:00 AM: Warsaw, Wyoming Co. Estate of Ronald Milcarek Auction. Selling vehicles, farm machinery, tools, & household including ‘07 Chevy Silverado, NH TB100 tractor, MF 573 tractor and more! Watch our website for a complete list and photos. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.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: Windmill Farm Market, 3900 Rt. 14A, 5 mi. S. of Penn Yan, NY. Equipment Consignment Auction. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm • 9:00 AM: Routes 39 & 219, Springville, NY. Lamb & Webster Used Equipment Auction. Farm Tractors & Machinery, Lawn & Garden Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com Thursday, April 5 • 11:00 AM: 2324 Ridge Rd., Penn Yan, NY. Marvin & Mildred Koek Excellent Farm Equipment Retirement Auction. IH 1420 4WD combine, ‘95 Ford 16’ grain truck, tillage, planting & harvest equip. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies, registered and grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 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, Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 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 registered high quality cattle. Give us a call. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Friday, April 13 • 10:30 AM: Catskill Tractor, Inc., 384 Center St., Franklin, NY. Farm Equipment Consignment and Inventory Reduction. Franklin Used Equipment Sales, Inc. Auction Service, 607-829-2600

Saturday, April 14 • B&R Dairy, West Chazy, NY. Livestock. Full line of JD farm machinery & tilling equip. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 www.nnyds.com • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 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 • 8:00 AM: Farm of Don & Betty Duska, 1820 Co. Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 8:00 AM: Beaver Mountain Farms, 1820 County Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. On the Farm of Don & Betty Duksa, 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-6628149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 Saturday, April 21 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Annual Spring Machinery Sale & Plant, Tree & Shrub Auction. Accepting consignments groups or single items. Consignments already coming in call today to get into advertising it will make a difference. Expecting a field full of quality farm equipment. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • Quarryville, PA. Wea-Land Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Landis Weaver & Family, Owners. Co-managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Gerry Rodeo Grounds, RT. 60 Gerry, NY. Chautauqua County Area, Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 10:00 AM: Argyle Livestock Station, 8 McEachron Hill Rd., Argyle, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Franklin Used Equipment Sales Inc., Frank Walker Auctioneer 607-829-5172 Friday, April 27 • Waddington, NY. Complete Dispersal for Gary Tiernan. 200 head of AI sired dairy cattle. Delarm & Treadway, 518-483-4106 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, April 28 • Heifer Haven, North Bangor, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Northern New

York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 www.nnyds.com • 8:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. 42nd Annual New York’s Favorite Consignment Auction . Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 8:00 AM: Benedict Farms, Turin, NY. Complete Machinery Dispersal on the Farm. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 9:00 AM: 796 No. Cream Hill Rd., Bridport, VT. Jim Ferguson Farm Machinery & Small Equipment Sale. All machinery like new. Wide selection of tractors, tools, hay & farm equip. Well maintained. Addison Co. Commission Sales E.G. Wisnowski & Sons, 800-339-COWS or 802-388-2661 • 10:30 AM: Benedict Farms, Turin, NY. Complete Machinery Dispersal on the Farm. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 Saturday, May 5 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Also selling Trowbridge Angus Bulls. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, May 11 • Arcade, NY. Co-Vista 20th Anniversary Sale. Hosted by Co-Vista Holsteins. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, May 12 • 9:00 AM: 3080 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY. Estate of Tom Oliver. Excellent farm collectibles, signs, 2 Oliver 66 tractors. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, May 19 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, June 1 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, June 9 • 9:00 AM: Don Rice Jr., 5761 Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. 15 MM farm tractors & parts, 150 MM farm toys, MM & gas signs. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm Friday, July 13 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, July 21 • Middleburgh, NY. Reflections of Maple Downs Sale. Hosted by Maple Downs Farm II. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-

2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, July 28 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, August 3 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 15 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 22 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, October 6 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, October 20 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, November 3 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, November 10 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 1 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, April 5 • Intercourse, PA. Past Present Future Sale hosted by C.K. Kerrick & Matt Kimball. Held at te Ben K. Stolzfus sale barn. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com


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ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT January 30, 2012 Cattle: 141 Calves: 198 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 89.5095.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 82.50-90; Boners 8085% lean 74.50-87.50; Lean 85-90% lean 65-81.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 80-145; 80-92# 75107.50. Vealers: 100-120# 70-80; 90-100# 65-80; 80-90# 6580; 70-80# 50-70; 60-70# 35-43. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA February 1, 2012 Cows: Canners 44-71.50; Cutters 72-82; Util 82-91. Bulls: 69.50-95 Steers: Ch 120-121; Sel 84-115; Hols. 99-101.50. Heifers: Sel 77-108.50; Holstein 81-94. Calves: 5-183 ea. Feeders: 70-105 Goats: 124-183 Kids: 25-150 ea. Sows: 55.50-56 Chickens: 4.50-15 Rabbits: 5-26 Ducks: 7-22 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA January 31, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 4065; Cutters 65-78; Util 7886; Bulls 75-90; Steers 95120; Hfrs. 75-85. Calves: Growers 80130;Hfrs. .75-1.40; Veal 75-

100; Oyher 65-80. Hogs: Feeders 30-50 ea;Sows 40-45; Boars 20. Sheep: 65-85; Lambs 1.302. Goats: 70-150 ea; Billies 110-200 ea; Kids 60-120 ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA January 31, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 35; 6175# 42-63; 76-95# 44-80; 96-105# 60-80; 106# & up 40-80. Farm Calves: 80-150/cwt Feeders: 40-131/cwt Heifers: 73-82/cwt Steers: 88/cwt Bulls: 55-70/cwt Canners: 10-71/cwt Cutters: 72-84.50/cwt Utility: 85-90/cwt Sows: 41-51/cwt. Shoats: 60-74 ea. Pigs: 41-51 ea. Lambs: 125-250/cwt Sheep: 45-110/cwt Goats: 11-195 ea. Rabbits: 1-10.50 ea. Poultry: 1-12 ea. Hay: 10 lots, 2.90-5.70/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ January 31, 2012 Livestock Report: 46 Calves .02-1.32, Avg .77; 57 Cows .44.5-.86, Avg .71; 12 Easy Cows .35-.77, Avg .53; 9 Feeders 300-500# .661.12, Avg .95; 7 Heifers .74.92, Avg .83; 9 Bulls .68.5.94.5, Avg .87; 11 Steers .40-1.24.5, Avg .95; 7 Hogs .45-.68, Avg .50; 35 Roasting Pigs 10.09-84, Avg 39.06; 1 Sow 40; 1 Sheep 89; 9 Lambs (ea) 58.60-106, Avg 94.50, 33 (/#) .90-2.20, Avg 1.48; 9 Goats (ea) 85150, Avg 117.50; 10 Kids (ea) 60-100, Avg 77; 6 Hides (ea) 2-18, Avg 5.33. Total 262. Poultry & Egg Report: Heavy Fowl (/#) .50-.80; Mixed Fowl (ea) 8.50-9; Pullets (ea) 4.50; Geese (ea) 24; Bantams (ea) 6; Roosters (/#) .90; Bunnies (ea) 4.50-5; Ducks (/#) 2; Rabbits (/#) 1.60-2.70; Pigeons (ea) 7.50-9. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.15; Brown Jum XL 1.15-1.30; L 11.20; M 1. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 41 Mixed 1.604.60; 3 Timothy 3.90-5.10; 1 Clover 2.50; 10 Grass 2.605.50; 3 Mulch 1.50-2.20; 1 Wheat Straw 4; 1 Rye Straw 3.80; 2 Oats 5-6; 1 Firewood 46; 1 Cedar Post 125. Total 64.

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EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY January 26, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 40-130; Grower Bulls over 92# 70-140; 80-92# 50-100; Bob Veal 1045. Cull Cows: Gd 68-91; Lean 50-67; Hvy. Beef Bulls 7892. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 750-1400; Springing Cows 800-1300; Springing Hfrs. 850-1350; Bred Hfrs. 700-1250; Fresh Hfrs. 800-1550; Open Hfrs. 300-750; Started Hfrs. 100300; Service Bulls 7501000. Beef: Feeders 50-100; Hols Sel 88-108. Lamb/Sheep: Market 100175; Slaughter Sheep 3065. Goats: Billies 75-150; Nannies 65-100; Kids 20-80. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY January 30, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 90-130; 80-92# 75-85; Bob Veal 32-64. Cull Cows: Gd 75-87; Lean 59-79; Hvy. Beef Bulls 7588. Beef: Feeders 400-500# 88-155; Steer 67-94.50; Veal Jersey X 36-52; Hols. Hfr. 84-94. Lamb/Sheep: Slaughter Sheep 155. Goats: Nannies 65-165; Kids 45-65. Swine: Hog 51-68; Sow 4357; Feeder Pig 55-64. *Buyers always looking for pigs.

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92# 72-130; Bob Veal 5-50. Cull Cows: Gd 73-89; Lean 60-73; Hvy Beef Bulls 80-91. Beef: Feeders 95-121; Hols. Sel 92-98. Swine: Hog 7-65. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY January 26, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 60-100; Grower Bulls over 92# 75-157.50; 80-92# 60-105; Bob Veal 2557. Cull Cows: Gd 72-87.50; Lean 60-75; Hvy. Beef Bulls 69-93.50. Beef: Ch 90-101; Hols. Sel 90-102. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY January 30, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 100-137.50; 80-92# 90; Bob Veal 20-50. Cull Cows: Gd 72.50-89; Lean 65-77.50; Hvy. Beef Bulls 85.50. Beef: Ch 102-120; Hols. Ch 87.50-99. Lamb/Sheep Market 157.50; Slaughter 50-70.

CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY January 25, 2011 Calves: Hfrs. 120-150; Grower Bulls over 92# 100137.50; 80-92# 80-110; Bob Veal 30-50. Cull Cows: Gd 76-87; Lean 50-76; Hvy Beef Bulls 87-94. Beef: Feeders 95-14.50; Ch 115-124.50; Sel 101-115; Hols. Ch 102-110; Sel 9297. Goats: Nannies 82.50-215.

BATH MARKET Bath, NY January 26, 2012 Calves: Grower Bulls over 92# 115-147.50; 80-92# 75120; Bob Veal 10-45. Cull Cows Gd 76-89; Lean 60-75; Hvy Beef Bulls 8593. Beef: Feeders 70-90; Hols. Sel 90-109. Lamb/Sheep: Market 190220; Slaughter 40-45. Goats: Billies 110. Swine: Hog 70-75.

DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY January 30, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 30-75; Grower Bulls over 92# 110-170; 80-

FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY February 1, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter:

Bone Util 64-85; Canners/Cutters 42-76; HY Util 75-87.50. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95-110# 50-70; 80-95# 4567.50; 60-80# 40-65; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 79-94. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 70-150; 8095# 65-147.50; 70-80# 60100; Hfr calves 80-110. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 115-128; Sel 95-109. Hogs: Slaughter US 1-3 6366; Sows US 1-3 50-52; Feeders US 1-3 16-60. Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 200. Billies: L 110# & up 170 FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY January 24 & 27, 2012 Hay: 100-180 1st cut; 85340 2nd cut; 85-245 3rd cut. Straw: 150-265 Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY January 17 & 20, 2012 Hay: 80-160, 1st cut; 100345, 2nd cut; 85, 3rd cut; 235, 4th cut. Straw: 225-300 * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY January 30, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .60-.86; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .82.90 Calves: Bull Calves 96120# .80-1.55; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. under 100#

1.20. Dairy: Deb-ray Dispersal milking age up to 1800. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA January 25, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Sel 1-3 1420# 98. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 7981.50, lo dress 72.75-74.75; Breakers 75-80% lean 7377.75, lo dress 68-71.50; Boners 69-73.75, hi dress 76.75, lo dress 65; Lean 8590% lean 63-69.25, hi dress 72.75, lo dress 55-62.75. Bulls: YG 1 1325-2124# 74.50-80. Feeder Cattle: Steers S 3 Jerseys 510-590# 61-69; L 3 Hols. 618# 86.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 94-122# 110-132; 90# 120; No. 2 96-120# 97-110; 80-92# 100-110; No. 3 82102# 70-85; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 95# 150/hd; Vealers 60106# 11-75. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 230-260# 135-150/hd; 320# 200/hd; Sows US 1-3 400# 175/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 2030# 26-30; 80-100# 26-40. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 90-94# 187; 110116# 155; Ewes Util 1-2 180# 52; Rams 162# 80. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 under 20# 5; 70# 112; Nannies Sel 1 100# 92; Sel 2 100-110# 80-92; Sel 3 90# 50; Billies Sel 2 120# 130. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA January 31, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Sel & Ch

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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT January 30 , 2012 Calves: 45-60# .20-.28; 6175# .50-.55; 76-90# .60-.65; 91-105# .70-.75; 106# & up .80-.8250. Farm Calves: .85-1.15 Started Calves: .37-.42 Veal Calves: .75-1.50 Open Heifers: .65-1 Beef Heifers: .77-.83 Feeder Steers: .70-.98 Beef Steers: .84-.90 Stock Bull: .70-1.39 Beef Bull: .70-.95 Boars: one at .65 Sows: .38-.40 Butcher Hogs: .85-1 Feeder Pigs (ea): 20-35 Sheep (ea): 110-130 Lambs (ea): 110-145 Goats (ea): 50-60. Canners: up to 74.50 Cutters: 75-78 Utility: 79-82 Rabbits: 5-21 Chickens: 4-20 Ducks: 5-13 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt


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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 1340-1490# 118-126.50; Hols. Sel & Lo Ch 13101495# 92-105.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 79-83; Boners 75.50-81.25; Lean 73-79; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 62.50-76.50; Shelly 61 & dn. Feeder Cattle: Steers Hols. Dairy types 665-1230# 85.50-91.50. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 125130; No. 2 85-120# 105-125; No. 3 80-120# 85-105; Util 88 & dn; Hols. Hfr. 95# 130. Swine: Hogs 210-215# 6468; 235-265# 68-76; 270285# 73-81;; 295-300# 7080. Goats (/hd): L Billy 230; Fancy Kids 130-140; Fleshy Kids 108-126; Small/Thin/Bottle 32-80. Lambs: Ch 65-75# 191212; Gd & Ch 95-130# 157191. Sheep/Yearliings: all wts. 120-137 Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Jan 31 & Feb 7 & 21. * State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Feb. 17. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small 31, 2012 Rabbits: 3-16 Chickens: 2-6 Turkeys: 13-24 Rabbit Family: 24 Guinea: 6.50 Pot Belly Pigs: 4 All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report *Next State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Fri., Feb. 17. Receiving from 7:30 until 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC January 30, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Hols. Steers Ch 1634-1688# 107.50-108.50; Sel 14421494# 102-105. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 80-82.50; Breakers 77-79.50; Boners 73-76.50; Lean 71-73, lo dress 66.5071.50. Bulls: 1670# 87. Feeder Steers: L 2 400476# 112.50-132.50; M 3 Jersey 350-456# 46-64. Calves: 175. Bull Calves No. 1 94-122# 140-155; 80-

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Eighty-Four 92# 122-145; 94-124# 120137; No. 2 80-92# 110-125; No. 3 94-120# 70-117; 8092# 65-92; Hfrs. No. 1 94106# 162-167; No. 2 80108# 95-137; Util 70-110# 42-85; 52-68# 15-40. Lambs: 100-106# 155-165. Hay (/ton): 28 lds, Timothy Grass 120-205; Mixed 110400; Grass 90-220; Alfalfa/Grass 135-340. Straw: 7 lds, 200-230/ton. Firewood: 10 lds, 50155/ld. Round Bales: 5 lds, 20-37; Alfalfa 70/bale.

Util 1-2 250# 57.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 45# 77.50; Nannies Sel 2 140# 86/cwt; Billies Sel 1 190# 105/cwt; Sel 2 90# 87.50; 105# 87.50/cwt. Special Dairy Sale Holstein Cows: No 1 10901230; No. 2 925. Jersey Cows: No. 1 635735; No. 2 570-630. Holstein Bred Heifers: No. 1 1022-1150; No. 2 850. Jersey Bred Heifers: No. 1 700-750; No. 2 585-630. Holstein Open Heifers: No. 1 640-700; No. 2 585-630.

EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA January 30, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Sel 1-2 995-1215# 107112.50; Hols. Sel 2-3 1315# 99; Hols. Hfrs. Sel 1-2 12951455# 104-111. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 93; Breakers 75-80% lean 8184, lo dress 78.50-80; Boners 80-85% lean 75-79.50, hi dress 81-82.50, lo dress 69-71; Lean 85-90% lean 69-74, lhi dress 75.50-76, o dress 66-68. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1345-1990# 91-98; one hi dress at 105; YG 2 1240# 84. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 300-400# 150-165, few a 170; 500-600# 151-159; 700-800# 129-135; Heifers M&L 1 300-500# 140-156; 500-700# 128-139; M&L 2 300-400# 110-130; Bulls M&L 1 400# 152.50; 500700# 125-139; M&L 2 300500# 110-132.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-120# 130-140; No. 2 90-130# 105-125; No. 3 85-120# 50-100; Hfrs. No. 1 145-210# 127.50-165; Vealers Util 65-120# 17.50-45. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 40-45% lean 190-267# 74; Boars 455# 23. Slaughter Sheep: Ewes

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA January 26, 2012 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1536-1766# 98.50-104; Sel 2-3 13761590# 93-97. Slaughter Heifers: Sel Hols. 2-3 1114-1522# 8592. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean hi dress 92; Breakers 75-80% lean 77-83.25, hi dress 83.25-84; Boners 80-85% lean 71.25-74.75, hi dress 76.25-81, lo dress 66.25-71; Lean 85-90% lean 64-70, hi dress 70.50-74.75, lo dress 55-60. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1544-1876# 84.50-92. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bull Calves No. 1 96-124# 132.50-150; 80-94# 100120; No. 2 94-124# 105-130; No. 3 Hols. Bulls 70-114# 75-110; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 8294# 80-130; Vealers Util 66130# 20-80. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA January 26, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1464# 126.50; Ch 2-3 1342-1580# 119123.50; Sel 1-2 1342-1625# 115-118; Hols. Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1308-1498# 108;

Ch 2-3 1362-1394# 100106; Sel 1-2 1308-1579# 9094; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 1296-1548# 119-124.50; Sel 1-2 12921504# 114. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 85; Breakers 75-80% lean 8184.50; Boners 80-85% lean 76.50-80; Lean 85-90% lean 69-72.50, lo dress 65.50-67. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1986-1996# 85.50-86; YG 2 1324# 78. Feeder Cattle: Hfrs. M&L 1 400# 136; Bulls M&L 1 400# 144. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 125-140; No. 2 90-125# 105-120; No. 3 85-120# 60-97.50; Vealers Util 70-120# 20-50. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 236-284# 73-75; 45-50% lean 240300# 67-71.50. Sows: US 1-3 500-700# 5462. Boars: 600# 26.50. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 4060# 25-30; 60-80# 37.5042.50. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-2 80# 185. Goats: Nannies Sel 2 110# 110. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA January 29, 2012 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 225-265 Mixed Hay: 20 lds, 170-300 Timothy: 7 lds, 200-300 Grass: 11 ld, 165-320 Straw: 9 lds, 170-210 Corn: 9 lds, 70-125 Oats: 1 ld, 5 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA January 27, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1225-1605# 127.75-134; Ch 2-3 11701575# 124.50-130; Sel 2-3 1200-1495# 116-122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 12501635# 109-116; Ch 2-3 1260-1615# 98-108; Sel 2-3

1250-156# 94-98; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1120-1325# 129-131; Ch 2-3 11601420# 120.50-126. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 80-86, hi dress 87-91, lo dress 7280; Breakers 75-80% lean 74-83, hi dress 83-88, lo dress 67-74; Boners 8085% lean 71-80, hi dress 80-85, lo dress 66-71; Lean 85-90% lean 67-73.50, hi dress 73.50-81, lo dress 57.50-67. Slaughter Bulls: Thurs. YG 1 1115-1690# 87.50-91.50, hi dress 1355-1505# 95-98; lo dress 990-1430# 79-84. Holstein Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 114-128# 129139; 94-112# 145-150; 8692# 80-100; No. 2 112-128# 127-134; 80-10# 135-143; No. 3 80-130# 115-127; 7298# 50; Util 100-110# 50; 60-98# 15-30; Hfrs. No. 1 90-110# 115-175; No. 2 80110# 50-110. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA January 24, 2012 Slaughter Heifers: Hols. Ch 2-3 1325-1445# 100.50105. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 73.50-78, hi dress 78-80; Boners 8085% lean 66.50-70.50; Lean 85-90% lean 60-65, lo dress 50-55. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1255-1720# 72.50-77. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120-130; 8090# 70-110; No. 2 95-120# 100-120; No. 3 80-110# 70100; Util 70-105# 30-60. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA January 25, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1205-1365# 123-125; Hols. Ch 2-3 1370-1725# 104109. Slaughter Heifers: Sel 1-3 1260-1480# 88-98. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 87-89; Breakers 75-80% lean 78.50-83.50, hi dress 8487.50; Boners 80-85% lean 74.50-79, hi dress 79-81.50; Lean 85-90% lean 68-72, lo dress 54-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1055-1455# 89-91. Feeder Cattle: Vealers 70110# 10-50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120-145; 8090# 110-140; No. 2 95-130# 120-140; No. 3 80-120# 80130; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 95105# 190-195; No. 2 80-90# 75-140. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 70-80# 177.50-190;

120-140# 132-140; Yearlings Gd 2-3 95-110# 120134; Sheep Gd 2-3 130200# 89-130. Goats: Kids Sel 1 25-30# 100-122.50; Sel 2 pkg 10@ 24; 30-60# 77.50-80; Nannies Sel 1 130-200# 112.50115; Sel 2 80# 85; Billies Sel 1 150# 200; Wethers Sel 1 100-125# 140-157.50 MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA January 24, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1295-1540# 128132.50; Ch 2-3 1155-1545# 122-127.50; 1635 118; Sel 1-3 1215-1495# 117.50121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1415-1570# 108-112; Ch 23 1275-1550# 102-108; Sel 1-3 1255-1515# 96-102.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1150-1585# 122.50-124; Sel 1-3 1295# 118. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 84.5085; Breakers 75-80% lean 77-82, lo dress 77; Boners 80-85% lean 73-78.50, hi dress 80-83, lo dress 68.5072; Lean 85-90% lean 6572, hi dress 74.50, lo dress 57-66. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1295-1675# 84-94, hi dress 1700-1940# 95-100.50; 2250# 88.50. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 320395# 152-164; 510-552# 147-148; 920-1085# 108117; M&L 2 350-425# 142147; 550# 115; L 3 Hols. 640-1035# 71-87. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 280-498# 130-143; 512610# 118-134; M&L 2 310488# 120-135; 510-610# 102-129. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 545715# 120-133; Herefords 315# 112; M&L 2 387# 117; 600-705# 85-112; 8451010# 77-85; Herefords 755# 69; L 3 Hols. 220-320# 82-90; 500-930# 72-86. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 125-150; 8590# 125-142; No. 2 95-110# 110-130; 75-90# 100-125; No. 3 70-120# 75-100; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 90# 155; No. 2 85-115# 80-115; Vealers Util 60-115# 20-70. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 230-275# 85-95; 280-340# 85-102; 4550% lean 225-275# 77-87; 300-332# 82-90; Sows US 1-3 350-480# 55-62; 536# 56;Boars 410-600# 30-32; Jr. Boars 155-260# 50-70. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 4070# 26-47. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 37-65# 202-217; 7095# 160-197; 115-130# 130-175; Ewes Gd 2-3 175217# 87-85.


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 70# 102-140; Sel 2 20-40# 60115. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 120# 135. Slaughter Billies: Sel 1 140# 145.

MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA January 30, 2012 Alfalfa: 225-295 Alfalfa/Grass: 315-405 Grass: 165-390 Timothy: 120-190 Round Bales: 85-130 Lg. Sq. Bales: 135-185 Straw: 175-215 Wood: 55-85 Fodder: (/bale) 40 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA January 30, 2012 Roosters: 4.50-7.50 Hens: .25-2 Banties: .10-1.50 Pigeons: 2.20 Ducks: 9.25-9.75 Geese: 8.50-13.50 Bunnies: 2-6.50 Rabbits: 7-15 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA January 19, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1225-1605# 130-134; Ch 2-3 1180-1575# 125130; Sel 2-3 1190-1450# 116-121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 34 1250-1635# 112-116; Ch 2-3 1295-1615# 103.50108; Sel 2-3 1250-1565# 9498. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1120-1325# 129-131; Ch 2-3 1160-1320# 122126.

NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA January 30, 2012 49-54% lean 220-270# 66.50-72; 270-300# 6469.50; 300-400# 69-74; 4549% lean 220-270# 60-62; 270-300# 61-63; 300-400# 55-60. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5358.50; 500-700# 57-61.50. Boars: 300-700# 31-34. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA January 30, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 50-60# 225-240, fancy 290-315; 6080# 215-241; 60-70# fancy 250-270; 80-90# 191-296, fancy 212-224; 90-110# 172-187, fancy 205-238; 110-130# 183-198; 130150# 158-170; 150-200# 144-158;Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 40-60# 210-240; 6080# 187-235; 80-90# 172189; 90-110# 142-157; 130150# 140-154. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 103-118; 160-200# 94-109; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 88-100; 160-200# 80-95.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 90-104; 40-60# 118-136; 60-80# 130-150; 80-100# 148-165; 100-110# 153-168; Sel 2 30-40# 6880; 40-60# 74-95; 60-80# 108-123; 80-90# 122-132; Sel 3 30-40# 37-52; 40-60# 60-75; 60-90# 67-100; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80-130# 128-143; 130-180# 145160; Sel 2 80-130# 114-129; Sel 3 50-80# 90-105; 80130# 104-119; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 184-200; 150-250# 210-225; Sel 2 100-150# 138-153; 150250# 175-184.

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, barley & Oats sold .10 to .15 higher & Soybeans sold .30 to .40 higher. EarCorn sold steady to 5 higher. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.02-7.38, Avg 7.22, Contracts 5.78; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.27-7, Avg 6.57, Contracts 5.90; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-6, Avg 5.40; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50-4.80, Avg 4.60; Soybeans No 2 Range 11.4412, Avg 11.83, Contracts 11.51; EarCorn Range 200208, Avg 204. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.80-7.38, Avg 7.04; Wheat No. 2 6.45; Barley No. 3 Range 6; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-12, Avg 11.74; EarCorn Range 225. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.65-7, Avg 6.89; Wheat No. 2 Range 4.87-6.90, Avg 5.99; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.34, Avg 5.04; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5, Avg 4.14; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.30-11.69, Avg 11.54; EarCorn Range 180-200, Avg 190. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.95-7.25, Avg 7.14; Wheat No. 2 Range 7.35; Barley No. 3 Range 5.20; Oats No. 2 Range 4.55; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.40-11.75, Avg 11.52; Gr. Sorghum Range 5.85. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.657.38, Avg 7.09, Month Ago 6.62, Year Ago 6.53; Wheat No. 2 Range 4.87-7.35, Avg 6.39, Month Ago 6.21, Year Ago 7.68; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.34, Avg 5.26, Month Ago 4.86 Year Ago 4.41; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5, Avg 4.36, Month Ago 3.99, Year Ago 2.95; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1112, Avg 11.60, Month Ago 10.66, Year Ago 13.41; EarCorn Range 180-225; Avg 202.60, Month Ago 194.16, Year Ago 150. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-6.50, Avg 6.23; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.97; Oats No. 2 3.75-4.85, Avg 4.30; Soybeans No. 2 11.69.

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary January 27, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 128-134; Ch 1-3 123129; Sel 1-2 115-122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 109116; Ch 2-3 102-108; Sel 12 94-99. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 125-131; Ch 1-3 122126; Sel 1-2 110-118. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 75.50-83.25; Boners 80-85% lean 74.5079; Lean 85-90% lean 6572. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 93-100; Avg dress 84-92; lo dress 77.50-84. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 152-164; 500-700# 121-148; M&L 2 300-500# 125-147; 500-700# 105137. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 124-146; 500700# 118-137; M&L 2 300500# 110-130; 500-700# 102-129. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 120-152.50; 500-700# 120-142.50; M&L 2 300500# 117-145; 500-700# 95112. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-80. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 120-160; No. 2 95-125# 100-130; No. 3 80-120# 70-125; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 125-210; No. 2 80-105# 80-140. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 6370.50; 45-50% lean 220270# 63-68. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 4855; 500-700# 57-60. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 15-30# 135-150; 15-30# 160-180 fancy; 30-40# 250 fancy; 40-50# 140; US 2 2030# 100-110; 20-30# 190240 fancy 30-40# 240-270; 40-50# 105. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 242262; 60-80# 202-270; 80110# 188-220; 110-150# 150-194; Ch 1-3 40-60# 200-218; 60-80# 222-217; 80-110# 180-196; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 100-120; 160200# 88-102. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 20-40# 74-106; 40-60# 120-138; 60-80# 128-142; 80-100# 130-144; Sel 2 2040# 70-84; 40-60# 100-124; 60-80# 118-130; 80-100# 130-142; Sel 3 20-40# 5080; 40-60# 88-112; 60-80# 104-112; 80-100# 100-120; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 108126; 130-180# 128-144; Sel 2 80-130# 102-118; Sel 3 50-80# 70-88; 80-130# 94112; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 145-167; 150-250# 167212; Sel 2 100-150# 130-

150; 150-250# 170-180. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Compred to last week hay & straw sold steady. Alfalfa 175-335; Mixed Hay 170-335; Timothy 150-240; Straw 120-180; Mulch 60-100. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 142 lds 38 Straw; Alfalfa 225-405; Mixed Hay 115-420; Timothy 180-300; Grass 145-370; Straw 130-240, mostly 150205. Diffenbach Auct, January 23, 25 lds Hay, 6 lds Straw. Alfalfa 190-270; Mixed Hay 200-420; Grass 155-370; Straw 150-200, mostly 165170. Green Dragon, Ephrata: January 27, 24 lds Hay, 7 Straw. Alfalfa 200-270; Mixed Hay 160-330; Timothy 185-205; Grass Hay 215270; Straw 160-180, mostly 165-175. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: January 26, 22 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Mixed Hay 115-370; Timothy 230-300; Grass 160-255; Straw 130240. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: January 25, 71 lds Hay, 21 Straw. Alfalfa 225405; Mixed Hay 155-400; Timothy 210-265; Grass 145-300; Straw 140-190. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 810 Loads Hay, 24 Straw. Alfalfa 170-370; Mixed Hay 100-370; Timothy 180-315; Grass 90-320; Straw 125220, mostly 170-215. Belleville Auct, Belleville: Janary 25, 34 lds Hay, 3 lds Straw. Alfalfa 195; Mixed 110-335; Straw 180-185. Dewart Auction, Dewart: January 23, 15 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa 330-370; Mixed Hay 170-370; Timothy 180; Grass 170-280; Straw 215-220. Greencastle Livestock: January 23 & 26, 7 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Mixed Hay 100160; Timothy 170; Straw 137.50-142.50. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: January 29, 41 lds Hay, 9 Straw. Alfalfa 225265; Mixed Hay 170-325; Timothy 240-315; Grass Hay 185-320. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: January 24, 33 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 170320; Mixed Hay 115-280; Timothy 180-300; Grass 90240; Straw 125-180.

Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: January 7 & 10, 80 lds Hay, 23 Straw. Alfalfa 145320; Mixed Hay 85-295; Timothy 175-250; Grass 135-285; Straw 150-210. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: January 27, 47 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa 200; Timothy 140-160; Grass 150-180; Straw 130-180. VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA January 30, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1275-1630# 127130.50; Ch 2-3 1210-1565# 123-126.50; Sel 2-3 11601455# 120.50-124; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1460-1650# 112.50-116.50; Ch 2-3 1400-1565# 105.50-108.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1105-1365# 121.50-124.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 79-81; Boners 80-85% lean 75-79.50; Lean 85-90% lean 70.50-74, lo dress 64.50-69.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 115-132; 80-90# 80-90; No. 2 95-110# 95115; 85-90# 65-75; No. 3 95-115# 60-80; 80-90# 5560; Util 70-100# 30-60; 5565# 12-15; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-90# 65-70. * Next Feeder Cattle Sale is Feb. 10. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA January 26, 2012 Timothy Hay: 1 ld, 230300 Orchard Grass: 4 lds 225255 Mixed Hay: 14 lds, 115-370 Grass: 3 lds, 160-225 Straw: 4 lds, 130-240 Firewood: 7 lds, 60-105 Baleage Mixed: 3 lds, 57110/bale. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA February 1, 2012 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 247-325 Mixed: 35 lds, 211-310 Timothy: 9 lds, 220-275 Grass: 18 lds, 212-330 Straw: 15 lds, 143-185 Fodder: 2 lds, 106-130 Baleage: 5 lds, 49-62 Firewood: 1 ld, 75

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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA January 30, 2012 Cattle: 105 Cows: Steers Ch 115-121; Gd 110-114; Hfrs. Ch 112118; Gd 105-110; Util & Comm. 72-82; Canner/lo Cutter 72 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 80-90 Bulls: YG 1 75-83 Cattle: Steers 125-145; Bulls 110-140; Hfrs. 110140. Calves: 74. Ch 100-115; Gd 80-95; Std 15-80; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 80-140. Hogs: 24. US 1-2 75-80; US 1-3 62-70; Sows US 1-3 5565. Sheep: 19. Gd Lambs 170180; SI Ewes 60-70. Goats: 20-185

Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 81.5086, hi dress 87.50-91, lo dress 80-81.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 77.50-83, hi dress 83-88, lo dress 7477.50; Boners 80-85% lean 74.50-80, hi dress 81.50-85, lo dress 71-74.50; Lean 8890% lean 68-73.50, hi dress 76-81, lo dress 60-64. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1115-1690# 87.50-91.50, hi dress 1355-1505# 95-98; lo dress 990-1430# 79-84. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 129-139; 94-112# 145-150; 86-92# 80-100; No. 2 112-128# 127-134; 80110# 135-143; No. 3 80130# 115-127; 72-98# 150; Util 100-110# 50; 60-98# 1530. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-110# 115-175; No. 2 80-110# 50-110.


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USDA invites applications for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill). “Renewable energy development presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural America,” said Vilsack. “This funding will assist rural farmers, ranchers and business owners to build renewable energy projects, providing opportunities for new technologies, create green jobs and help America become more energy self-sufficient.” The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet the Nation’s critical energy needs. For 2012, USDA has approximately $25.4 million budget authority available to fund REAP activities, which will support at least $12.5 million in grant and approximately $48.5 million in guaranteed loan program level awards. USDA is accepting the following applications: • renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications until March 30, 2012; • renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications on a continuous basis up to June 29, 2012; • renewable energy

system feasibility study applications through March 30, 2012; and • energy audits and renewable energy development assistance applications through Feb. 21, 2012. More information on how to apply for funding is available in the Jan. 20, 2012 Federal Register, pages 2948 through 2954. This funding is an example of the many ways that USDA is helping revitalize rural economies to create opportunities for growth and prosperity, support innovative technologies, identify new markets for agricultural producers, and better utilize our nation’s natural resources. The Obama Administration is working to promote domestic production of renewable energy to create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, combat global warming, and build stronger rural economy. Today, Americans import just over half of our transportation fuels — down from 60 percent when President Obama took office — but we can do more to meet the President’s goal of reducing our net fuel imports by one-third by 2025. At Secretary Vilsack’s direction, USDA is working to develop the national biofuels industry producing energy from non-food sources in every region of the country. USDA is conducting and encouraging research into innovative new energy technologies and processes, helping companies build biorefineries — including the first ever commercialscale cellulosic ethanol facilities — and supporting farmers, ranchers, and businesses taking risks to pursue new opportunities in biofuels. Along with Federal part-

ners, USDA is establishing an aviation biofuels economy, and has expedited rules and efforts to promote production and commercialization of biofuels. USDA’s Biorefinery Assistance Program was authorized by Congress under the 2008 Farm Bill. It provides loan guarantees to capitalize on the growing opportunities in renewable energy provided by advanced

biofuels. The Program is designed to assist with the commercial deployment of production technologies to produce advanced biofuels, and thereby increase the energy independence of the United States; promote resource conservation, public health, and the environment; diversify markets for agricultural and forestry products and agriculture waste material; create jobs and

enhance the economic development of the rural economy. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of more than $155 billion in affordable loans and

loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers, and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA Rural Development’s website at www.rurdev.usda.gov.

OPEN HOUSE DATES Fultonville - Saturday, March 10TH Goshen - Wednesday, March 21ST Chatham - Friday, March 23RD TRACTORS Case IH 9110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 416 WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 8N w/Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 555B WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500 . . . . . . . . . . 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 JD 6430 Rental Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2) JD 7130 Rental Returns . . . . . . . . . . . $71,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC CA 2btm/cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5325 2WD/Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville COMPACT TRACTORS MF 1220 w/mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,595 . . . . . . . . . . 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 NH LS180 cab/heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . . Goshen 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’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn 500 Disc Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Kuhn FC 302 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville

HAY AND FORAGE Claas 870 SPF H w/Heads . . . . . . . . . . $169,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH Flail Chopper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller Pro Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 74 Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Double Rake Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller Pro Rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller 1416 merger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 446 w/mega wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 714 Forage Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3960 forage harv., base unit . . . . . . . . . $3,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Gehl 860 w/2R 6’ po . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 166 inverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Pronovost Wrapper 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Pequea Fluffer 8 ⁄2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Fahr KH500 Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Vicon 4 Star Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Krone 550 Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 . . . . . . . . Fultonville PLANTING / TILLAGE JD 220 disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Taylorway 16’ disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 7000 Grow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 12’ BWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Glencoe 7 Shank tillage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Brillion Seeder 10’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,600. . . . . . Schaghticoke IH 710 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200. . . . . . Schaghticoke IH II Shank Chisel 5700. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,600. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1450 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2000 6 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville BALERS JD 458 R baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Krone 1500 w/knives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 326 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 316 baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Gehl 1470 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston 560. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston Rounder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville MISCELLANEOUS HARDI 210 3pt Sprayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville POLARIS RAZOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 245 loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 666R corn HD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 6600 combine w/215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 7000 Series 3 pt./PTO, front hitch . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kubota KX900 U Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Bush Hog 4 ft. mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham 7’Loader blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $875 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Landpride 7’ HD Blade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke Woods 1035 backhoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,650 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Woods RB72 rear blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425 . . . . . . . . . Chatham H&S 235 spreader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Polaris Ranger 6x6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen

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Farmers get trendy by Stewart Truelsen According to Phil Lempert, best known as the Supermarket Guru, “Farmers are becoming the latest food celebrities.” He goes so far as to predict that celebrity chefs are out, celebrity farmers are in. Lempert is an astute food industry observer, journalist and trend watcher. He created a virtual grocery store and consumer information

center, Phil’s Supermarket, on Second Life, a rapidly growing online world. If you have time for a second life you might want to check it out. Otherwise there is his website, www.supermarketguru.com. The notion that farmers are becoming celebrities is one of Lempert’s Top Ten Food Trends for 2012. He may have gone a bit too far with this one. Most farmers don’t

have time to be celebrities, but they do recognize the value in opening lines of communication with consumers. Lempert believes the “farm to fork” journey has become increasingly important. Shoppers want to know where their food comes from. “We’ve seen ‘buy local’ become one of the most important supermarket offerings; now we get to meet the people who are

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE the producers, farmers and ranchers,” he said in describing the trend. The American Farm Bureau Federation has facilitated this trend with an emphasis on social media. AFBF’s FBLog has opinions and perspectives from the nation’s top producers. Want to know what coldclimate farmers do all winter? It can be found there at www.fb.org/blog.

American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Bureau also reaches out to consumers with Foodie News, an electronic newsletter that appeals to those most passionate about food and food trends. Individual farms and ranches are represented on Facebook and Twitter and are eager to have friends and followers. For many years farmers have wanted to tell their

story to consumers, but it was always hard to reach an urban audience. Print and broadcast media just didn’t get the job done. The only time consumers paid much attention was when food prices were rising or a drought, freeze or some other calamity affected farmers. The growing consumer interest in the “farm to

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Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo coming in November The Northeast Greenhouse Conference (formerly the New England Greenhouse Conference) will be held Nov. 7 and 8 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The show offers atten-

dees the opportunity to network with growers and other colleagues, hear the latest updates from nationally recognized speakers and visit the trade show. Educational sessions

will include four tracks throughout both days focused on pest and disease management, production techniques and tips, and business and marketing strategies. Pesticide recertification

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of The Food Channel’s top trends for 2012 is the rise of the agri-chef, a new breed of chefs who like to grow their own food. TFC expects this trend to evolve from gardens to full-fledged farms. One thing we know for sure is that growers have reached out to renowned chefs, and they are almost as likely to be on the

agenda for a major farm convention as an economist. It’s no secret that people like to visit farmers and ranchers and see firsthand how their food is grown, but it is impossible in today’s world for everyone to do that. Social media connections help make the farm to fork journey possible for more people.

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MECHANICS' SPECIALS NH 688 RD BALER, NET WRAP NO MONITOR JD 7200 6R PLANTER, FINGER PU LIQ FERT NO MONITOR CASE 2390 TRACTOR, CAH NOTE: SLIGHT FIRE DAMAGE COMBINES '04 JD 9860 #706204, 2WD CHOP CM DUALS '09 JD 9770 #731777, 990/640 HR '09 JD 9770 #733067 '05 JD 9760 #710870, 2172/1470HR '08 JD 9670 #726054, 4X4 980/702 HRS '00 JD 9650W #685661, 2680/1980HR '03 JD 9650 STS #700705, 4108/2636 HRS LL '02 JD 9650 STS #695771, 3800/2400 HRS LL '01 JD 9650 STS #690763, 1635HR OVER 11K SPEND NOV 11 FIELD READY "NICE" '98 JD 9610 #678711, 3740/2518HR '99 JD 9610 #681397, 3348/2075 HRS "VERY NICE" '96 JD 9600 #667250, 4429/3352 HRS "ROUGH" '95 JD 9600 #661982, 3755/2753 HRS '96 JD 9600 #667409, 4WD 3900/2800 HRS '96 JD 9600 #665319, 3863/2530 LL '91 JD 9600 #640630, 3800/3000 APROX HOURS "VERY NICE" '90 JD 9600 #637387, 3555/2448 '90 JD 9600 #637249, 4751/3312 '05 JD 9560 #710102, SH 1800/1200 HRS "VERY NICE" '98 JD 9510 #675688, SH 3100/2100 HRS 1-OWNER "EXC" '95 JD 9500 #662304, 3859/2564 '95 JD 9500 #661114 '91 JD 9500 #642298, 1410/845 ON 10 SERIES TACH JD 9500 #638656, 6100/4400 HRS '84 JD 7720 #611201, 30.5-32 CHOP '82 JD 7720 #511299, 30.5-32 CHOP '10 CIH 7088 #2724, 800 METRICS 4X4 CHOP RT 600 PRO MONITOR

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As automakers retool engines to maximize gas mileage while minimizing emissions to meet future Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards, a new study reveals that ethanol provides the higher -octane these high-efficiency engines require while remaining both affordable and environmentally friendly. The study, conducted by AVL, a global leader in the development of powertrain engines with internal combustion systems, was funded in part by the National Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol Committee and Research and Business Development Action Team. The goal of this research was to explore the role corn ethanol could play in meeting the new CAFÉ standards enacted by the U.S. federal government. “The findings of this study further support our existing understanding of ethanol in that they demonstrate its inherent ability to meet our nation’s need for an affordable, sustainable domestically-produced fuel source,” said NCGA Ethanol Committee Chairman Chad Willis. “NCGA, together with the states that also contributed, funds studies such as this to add to the data on biofuel. We do this not only as proponents of corn farmers, but also as citizens concerned with finding the innovative solutions that will help our nation improve the economy, environment and national security.”

The study, which evaluated various fuel blends along a long range of knock limit operation, found additional benefits of ethanol’s favorable octane sensitivity in that it offers twice the octane potential expected. The octane benefits derived from ethanol had been inconsistent in most testing performed up to this point. However, this inconsistency was the result of the variability of the gasoline used in the blend, limiting the reliably demonstrating the biofuel’s true performance. The new data illustrates the level of performance which can actually be achieved simply by adding ethanol to gasoline and shows the value of using intermediate blends to automakers in meeting the new fuel efficiency standards. “Implementation of the CAFÉ standards will require auto manufacturers to decrease carbon dioxide emissions while increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon,” Willis explained. “Considering this data, it becomes increasingly evident that ethanol offers an important tool to help meet this challenge. Prior to the study, we understood that ethanol was part of the solution. Now, we know that it holds even more potential for helping meet our energy goals.” The full study will be available this spring pending journal publication. Source: NCGA News of the Day: Tuesday, Jan. 17

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DRY HAY: Several grades & quality levels available for horse, cow, sheep & goat. Large square, barn stored, no rained-on hay. Also, straw available. Pick up or deliver. Free loading. Fox Valley Vail Farms 518-872-1811 FOR SALE: 4x4 baleage, second cut. Halifax, Mass. 781293-1385 FOR SALE: Quality first & second cut big & small square bales. Delivered. 315-264-3900 GOOD QUALITY hay & straw. Large Square Bales. Will load or ship direct. 802-849-6266, HAY FOR SALE: Dry round, wet round, second cutting small squares. Call Louis 860803-0675 JUNE CUT 1st cutting round bales, grass hay, $35.00 each; 2nd cutting grass hay, $4.50/bale. 518-281-5293

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Large 3x3x8 Squares & Small Squares approx. 5560 lbs. Also 4x5 round bales. Really early cut & timothy hay. All hay stored inside on pallets. Also approx. 20 large square bales of mowed rye straw, excellent for horses. Picked up or delivered, large quantity. 518-929-3480, 518329-1321

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CONNECTICUT FARM MANAGER POSITION: Seeking full time person to oversee beef and hay operation. Housing, medical benefits and compensation market competitive. Good schools and social amenities local. Contact creamhillfarms@gmail.com

MADE IN AMERICA!!! Quality Hay = Healthier Animals! All hay is tested and meets production and nutrient needs... Dry Round, Square & Wrapped, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Delivery available. 845-9857866

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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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K & J Surplus 60 Dublin Rd. Lansing, NY 14882 (607) 533-4850 • (607) 279-6232

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EXPERIENCED CHEESE MAKER Established, well equipped grass-based sheep dairy in Cazenovia, NY producing on-farm artisanal yogurts and award winning cheeses seeks experienced head cheese maker starting April 2012. Commercial acumen and marketing experience a plus. Send resume to resumes@meadowoodfarms.com

FARM EQUIPMENT OPERATOR WANTED Basic mechanic skills are necessary. Responsibilities include: equipment operation, feeding, cleaning, cropping and equipment maintenance. Prior experience required. References required. Heated shop. 85 cow registered Holstein farm and farmstead creamery. Housing is available.

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#40 - DAIRY OF DISTINCTION - very nice 395 acre river bottom dairy farm w/240 tillable, 70 pasture & 80 woods - 350 ft. stone barn w/108 tie stalls & room for 75 young stock - 1500 gal. B.T. & 2” pipeline - 6 stall garage & 100x25 ft. carriage barn - 4 concrete silos w/unloaders & 40x80 ft. bunk silo - 3 bdrm. brick home & 2 fam. tenant house - also 5 rm. mobile home - 1 lg. pond, 2 springs & 100 ft. well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $1,500,000 - machinery available. #69 - Farm w/150 A. - 130 tillable, 20 woods, nice apple orchard, outstanding looking property w/very good 2 story home w/beautiful lawns and nice in-ground swimming pool - also outside wood furnace, 2 story barn with lg. heated shop at one end - nice creek borders property - located across the road from #70. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Priced at $435,000 #267 - Hobby/horse farm w/49 acres - 27 tillable, 12 pasture & 8 woods - 10 rm. 2 story home in good condition w/deck, above ground pool, vinyl siding, steel roof, circular driveway & full basement - 84x40’ 2 story barn w/cleaner, 34x18’ horse barn w/4 stalls - 24x74’ garage w/shop - 26x75’ hay storage shed & 14x30’ steel silo - 2 wells & half acre pond w/fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$210,000 #26 - Ten plus acres between Middleville & Herkimer on Rte. 28 near KOA campgrounds with 40x80 ft. maintenance/shop/garage w/two 16 ft. over head doors, one 14 ft. door, 16x30 ft. storage space inside plus office space - radiant heat in floors, 250 gal. oil tank, dug well & septic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$149,000 REDUCED TO $129,000 C-14A - 130 Farmland, 80A tillable, 29A pasture, 21A woods; large, level fields of prime farmland, pond located in pasture; can qualify for organic status. Priced at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$330,000 C-76 - 186A. Dairy Farm located in the Town of Canajoharie/Montgomery County. 156A tillable, 10A pasture, 20A woods; high tensile fencing in place for pasturing cropland; 120 head freestall barn, double four parlor-no units, holding area, 625 gal. bulk tank, tie rails for heifers and calves, 24x60 concrete stave silo with unloader, two drilled wells; two-story farmhouse, 5BR, 2 1/2 baths, full basement, coal and wood burning furnaces. Additional small residence across the road with older barn for storage. Buildings needs some TLC. Located in a great farming community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $425,000

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2316 6 - 120 0 acree m/ll Hobbyy Farm situated on a quiet road. 30 acres of farm ground used for pasturing and making hay, two year round streams, balance woods, some timber, lots of firewood, excellent hunting. Good 2 story 4 bedroom farm house inside has been remodeled. New front porch. Good 2 story 30 stall dairy barn, would work well for beef or horses. Good 32x40 shop, concrete floor, and power. Nice building to work on equipment or vehicles. This farm has a great location close to Lake Delta for boating and fishing. Snow mobile and ATV trails close by. Mins to Rome or Utica, shopping and hospitals close by. Nice area to live and farm, handy to everything. Death in family forces d to o $215,000. This is a great buy sale Price has been reduced on a nice little farm of this size. 2311 1 - Madison n Countyy Farm - 240 acre Farm bordering large State Land and the Brookfield Equine Trail System. 60+ acre tillable mostly hay 70 acres in pasture, balance woods. Older 2 story barn for 70 head of cattle. 2 out buildings for

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machinery storage. Older 2 story 5 bedroom home. Excellent hunting. Sits on a very quiet road with lots of possibilities. Raise beef or horses. Excellent hay making farm. Road frontage on two roads. Farm could be easily sub-divided for investment. Gas and Mineral rights convey. Owners are relocating their dairy operation to another area this spring and have priced this farm very reasonable to move it. Priced to sell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $310,000 22799 - Madison n County, Near Brookfield State Lands. Good little buy on a good little farm. 18 surveyed acres mostly tillable. Beautiful year round trout stream. 2 story barn with 50 stalls. Milking equipment still intact. Patz barn cleaner. Good 40x80 machinery building. Additional older 2 story barn with side addition for storage. Remodeled 2 story home. Good 2 car garage. Farm is close to the beautiful Brookfield State Forest and the Equine trail system with over 300 miles of trails for riding horses. Close to snow mobile and ATV trails, great hunting and fishing. Nice little farm to raise a few horses or beef. Farm is reasonably priced to sell . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $140,000 Owner would consider fair offer. 22755 - Madison n Countyy Gentleman'ss Farm. 190+/- acres. 60 well drained high lime tillable acres. Balance woods and pasture. 2 large machinery buildings. 50x70 loose housing livestock barn. Also an older 72x175 Free stall barn. Good completely remodeled 2 story Victorian home. House is ready to go for two families but could easily be changed to one 5 bedroom home. Farm has a great location, 25 mins to Syracuse. Beef, horses, or gentleman farming. Farm has been reasonably priced to sell . . .Price Reduced from $300,000 to $280,000

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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. Contact Ben Grosscup, 413-6585 3 7 4 o r e - m a i l ben.grosscup@nofamass.org On Internet at www. nofamass.org/seminars/win terseminar.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 11 Cattleman’s Conference Norfolk County Agricultural High School, 400 Main St., Walpole, MA. Contact David Green, 508-668-0268 ext. 370 or e-mail dgreen@ norfolkaggie.org. On Internet at www.SNESA.org

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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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FEB 18-20 2nd Annual Beginning Farmer Conference Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI. Beginning farmers and ranchers interested in all types of agriculture are encouraged to attend. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with other farmers from around the country and learn from experts about how to start and maintain a thriving farm or ranch business. For more information,

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. FEB 27 Rutland Natural Resources Conservation Annual Meeting 9:30 am. USDA Service Center, 170 S. Main St., Rutland, VT. Pre-register by Feb. 20. For more info contact Nanci McGuire, 802-7758034 or e-mail nanci.mcquire@vt.nacdnet.net

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