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12 March 2012 Section One of One Volume 29 Number 51

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Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds

Large Black pigs: Breeding for the future ~ Page 2

Poultry ~ nutrition for chickens ~ Page 5

Featured Columnist: Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly 9 Crop Comments 6 Auctions Beef Classifieds Farmer to Farmer VT DHIA

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Large Black pigs: Breeding for the future by Tamara Scully Maine’s population of Large Black pigs is growing. This is good news not only for the pigs, which are a rare heritage breed, but also for future farmers and connoisseurs of local, sustainably raised, pastured pork. At J&J Rouillard and Sons in Farmington, ME, new sow and boar lines are being developed, increasing the diversity of their registered breeding stock, Jean Rouillard said. “Our end goal is to raise awareness to the importance and necessity of keeping these rare breeds on small farms for breeding and meat production, to add diversity to the genetics and to have old-fashioned pork available to customers,” she said. The Large Blacks currently being bred on the farm have come from Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Ohio. With a foundation herd of four sows, two each from two differing lines, and one boar, the farm’s resulting piglets are sold primarily to those wanting registered breeding stock. Any remaining piglets are sold to customers looking to raise their own pig for meat. The farm does not raise pigs for meat sales at this time, although there are future plans for direct-marketing ventures once the number of Large Blacks can be increased and the farm can add more to its herd. “It has been a costly endeavor to get the foundation breeding stock that we have, and we need to get more to meet the need in our area for unrelated stock, so my focus and resources are dedicated to getting more registered stock for our breeding program,” Rouillard said.

About the Breed Known for their docility, the Large Blacks might look intimidating, but are actually quite easy to handle, with good dispositions. The Rouillards initially raised piglets for meat for themselves, which grew into a small custom meat operation. These initial pigs were crosses, mixes of Yorkshire, Hampshire and Duroc breeds. They noted differences in temperament amongst the pigs, with some exhibiting aggressive behaviors. Once the family decided to breed pigs, they knew they wanted a heritage breed, and that a docile nature was one important trait they’d need to consider. “(Large Blacks) have these huge ears that cover their eyes for protection as they are forage in the woods, and this supposedly has led to their calm demeanor, as they can’t see well,” Rouillard said. “Our Large Blacks have been very laid back, easy to handle and move, respectful of fences, love human contact and live in groups well.” The Large Blacks are foragers. At J&J Rouillard and Sons, the pigs are out foraging year-round. They have several huts, which they located near the barn for shelter in the winter months. Orienting the huts towards the sun keeps the pigs warm and the bedding dry. Feed and water are moved around the winter paddock to keep a large area packed down, and hay spread around keeps the area free of icy conditions and spring mud. After the spring thaw, the pigs will be moved to forested areas first, and then onto the pastures as they green up. Free movement from forest to pasture areas

Eating hay in the winter paddock, with pig huts available for shelter. The huts are oriented toward the sun to keep the pigs warm and the bedding dry.

The docile nature of the Large Black pigs that are pastured year-round at J&J Rouillard and Sons in Farmington, ME, is evident, as owner Jim Rouillard casually accompanies one of the rare heritage breeds across the field. Photos courtesy of Jean Rouillard occurs during the growing season. “Large Blacks are hailed as great foragers, and I wanted to foster this trait and give them more than grass, so they’d have a varied diet,” Rouillard explained. “I would like to find different crops that would provide foraging on pasture into early winter, and possibly grow some crops to add for winter feed, such as mangel turnips. “ Rouillard is working to establish a system of paddocks, wherein each contains woods, grass and an additional forage. Cover crops for fallow paddocks will improve the soil. Currently, the farm has had success with forage turnips and rape crop and will be adding field peas this season. “The benefit of more forages is that it cuts down on feed costs for the pigs. I also enjoy growing things and trying new things to see how they work for our land, how the pigs like it and make any changes or additions accordingly,” Rouillard said. The pigs are fed pellets to insure that their necessary vitamin and mineral needs are being met. Hay, all produced on the farm, is also a part of the feed regimen. In winter, each pig receives about four pounds of pellets per day and free choice hay. The amount of pellets is reduced in half during the growing season when foraging can satisfy the animals’ needs. The diet is adjusted during lactation, weaning and breeding. Breeding and Farrowing The farrowing time of the sows is staggered throughout the year, with some sows having two litters, some only one at this time. Farrowing occurs in the barn, for ease and com-

fort of the farmer and the pigs. The new litters are segregated from the herd and the new piglets are kept with the mother. The sow has access to the outdoors for exercise, which also cuts down on the need for manure management within the stall. Rouillard has observed that the piglets nurse more frequently and grow more quickly when kept with the mother, not in creep stalls. Rouillard is present for the duration of the birthing process. She removes each newborn piglet, dries it and cleans it, then returns it to the mother after five or 10 minutes. This protocol helps to make the piglets more alert and able to nurse and less likely to be crushed by the sow as she moves. “I keep the food and water at the opposite end of the babies, so once (the sow) is up they are not underfoot,” Rouillard said. Food is kept readily available so the sow “can have it at anytime and is not jumping up when I come in to give her more. I check on her frequently, but try not to let her know that I am there, so she isn’t getting up.” Farrowing is staggered so that only one litter is born at a time. This is for labor needs, as well as to keep a supply of piglets available and on the market most of the year. Winter farrowing is not desirable, as heating the barn adds to production costs. They try to time farrowing for the early spring or late fall, although fall piglets are not in as much demand locally, with harsh winters limiting foraging. Most recent litters have averaged around eight or nine piglets.

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Paper Clover Campaign benefits Orleans County 4-H ship with the National 4-H Council to help raise money for local 4-H programs and events. Shoppers were invited to purchase a paper clover at checkout for $1 with the proceeds from each sale donated to 4-H. The Horsefeathers 4-H Club in Barton provided general 4-H promotion in the store during the fall and two previous campaigns. Two other Orleans County 4-H clubs, Border Livestock Plus, Derby, and Horse Sense, Glover, participated in past promotions at the store. The next 4-H Paper Clover Campaign is scheduled from May 2 through 13 at participating stores in Vermont and the country.

Kyle Webster, store manager for the Tractor Supply Company in Derby, was recognized for his store’s involvement in the Fall 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign that raised more than $900 for Orleans County 4-H. Horsefeathers 4-H Club members Bridget Webber (left) and Brittany Webber, both from West Burke, hold an oversized check representing the donation as Lindy Birch, Orleans County 4-H educator (center), and Marsha Cloutier, Horsefeathers 4-H Club leader, Barton, look on. Photo courtesy of UVM Extension 4-H

Market-toppers need proof Without a history, premiums paid don’t mean profit made In most investment situations, you get a chance to evaluate the risk and rewards, do some research and make an informed decision. But when cattle pass through the sale barn in 30-second intervals, it’s not always easy for buyers to base decisions on anything more than appearance. Data from Oklahoma-based Professional Cattle Consultants (PCC) shows that challenge could make the difference in whether feeders make or lose money on individual sets of cattle. “You’d think premiums in the marketplace are being based on factors that will ultimately pay off when you’re going to sell those cattle,” said Dillon Feuz, ag economist with Utah State University. This analysis, taken from five years of closeout data on millions of cattle from across the feeding belt, shows otherwise. To get at the answers, actual purchase price was subtracted from the USDA Cash Feeder Price Index. All weights were standardized to a 750pound average using a 5 cent slide, and then sorted into four quartiles: heavy discount, light discount, light premium and heavy premium price. The main finding? “Just because cattle look pretty doesn’t mean they are going to perform,” says Ron Hale, PCC analyst. The top profit-getters were those with the heaviest discount, at — $20.90 per head, followed by those in the light discount (-$9.39) group. They earned $86.92 and $27.44 per head, respectively. “If you pay a premium just because they look good or they have the hide color that you think is best, there’s enough variation in those groups that you’re going to come out short on those premiums,” Feuz said. The PCC numbers illustrate that

point. The quartile with a light “premium,” so slight the average came in barely negative at -$0.79, lost $17.15. The most expensive calves — purchased for $12.37-per-head above the market — lost $101.83 on feed. Does this mean cattle are never worth a premium? Hardly; but it takes information to make them pay. “If we could correctly identify the cattle that make the most money in the feedlot and grade the best, if we could identify those as feeders in the auction market,” Feuz said, “then the premiums aren’t big enough.” The most expensive cattle in the analysis had the worst feed conversion at 6.56 pounds of feed/gain, compared to 6.38 pounds for the most efficient group. They ranked third for average daily gain. Although grade wasn’t part of the dataset, previous PCC work pointed out a highly favorable correlation between gain and grade, so chances are those cattle with the highest premiums didn’t live up to quality expectations either. Danny Herrmann, Ford County Feeders, says he’s willing to pay more for cattle that stay healthy, gain and convert, and grade. The best chance at those is recruiting repeat suppliers into his Kansas feedlot. “If I have a pretty good history, I’ll try to buy those cattle again,” he said. In the long run, partnership pays off for ranchers, too. “Those people probably get more of a premium than the person who is just taking the highest price every year from a different person.” Hale says producers who want to ensure cattle top the market year after year should make certain they deserve to. “For a cow-calf man to do the best at marketing his cattle, he needs to know how his calves have performed and

graded in the feedyard and how their health has been,” he said. “Then he can make changes and improve his cattle and develop a history.” Communication is the key, says Herrmann — that and an extra dose of concern for the entire industry. “If you do all the vaccinations and everything you can to give it 100 percent, I’ll be more interested,” he says. “But if you’re complaining about a 50cent shot, then you’re telling me you don’t care about me. You need to be concerned about how the cattle perform for the next guy.” Paying more for high-grading or source-and-age verified cattle, but selling them on the average live or dressed price is a flawed business model. “If you’re paying a premium for cattle that you think are going to grade above average, but you’re not selling in a market that rewards that,” Feuz said, “then you’re just wasting money on a [calf] premium.” At the ranch level, lack of knowledge on how cattle gain and grade after weaning makes it hard to know if its worth paying a premium for breeding stock, he adds. Through the years, premium levels in the feeder-calf market have remained fairly consistent, but what they’re paid on has evolved. “Feedlots are paying premiums based on perceived feedlot performance or end-carcass merit,” Feuz said. “What we’ve thought would deliver that over time has changed.” Black-hided, Angus influence animals used to fetch a discount, for example. “The biggest impact on feedlot profitability is how much you pay for those cattle,” Hale said. “There are times that discounts and premiums are worth it, but it all comes down to some kind of history.”

Greater optimism that farm bill will get done this year by Bob Gray There is growing optimism among many Members of Congress that they will indeed get a Farm Bill done this year. By midMarch the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release a new baseline of costs for current Farm Bill programs. This will give the Senate Agriculture Committee which is planning to move ahead first in drafting a Farm Bill some much needed momentum. They certainly have a good template to work with based upon the recommendations they made to the failed Super Committee last fall. The CBO scores will give them a road map in determining how much money they have to spend on a new Farm Bill. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee believes that a Farm Bill can be completed on the Senate side by Memorial Day. However, before we get too giddy on the prospects for getting a Farm Bill done this year, there is a fly in the ointment as the old saying goes. The House is preparing to pass a new budget resolution. They haven’t got the votes yet to pass it, but if they do it calls for significant cuts in farm programs, including conservation and nutrition. If this happens it could tie the hands of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (ROK) since he would have to stay within that spending framework laid out in the Budget Resolution. He would have little room to negotiate a final bill with the Senate, if the provisions of their bill were more generous which is very likely. So we have to temper our enthusiasm. However, for the very first time since the beginning of the year I see the possibility of forward movement on a Farm Bill which in itself is very good news. Source: NDFC E-letter for March 1

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DERBY, VT — The National 4H Council recently recognized the Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store in Derby for its successful fundraising efforts on behalf of University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H in Orleans County. The store was named a regional winner in the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign held last fall, raising more than $900 for local 4-H. Lindy Birch, Orleans County 4-H educator, presented a plaque, rosette ribbon and certificate from National 4-H to Kyle Webster, TSC store manager. More than 1,000 TSC and Del's Feed and Farm Supply stores in 44 states participate in the promotional campaign, held each spring and fall in partner-


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USDA to tap vets, transitioning service members for ag careers Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and American Legion National Commander Fang Wong recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will help our nation’s veterans and transitioning military service members find positions that promote agriculture, animal and plant health, food safety, nutrition, conservation and rural communities. With this partnership, USDA and the American Legion will leverage existing resources to expand opportunities for veterans while promoting USDA programs and services in communities throughout the country. “At President Obama’s direction, USDA and the rest of the federal government are working to make sure our veterans in rural areas receive the medical care, training and employment support they deserve,” said Vilsack. “And that’s why this partnership with the American Legion is so critical. America’s veterans are leaders across rural America and we want to help them pursue their dreams by prioritizing innovative new approaches, attracting capital and forming partnerships like this to continue economic development in

rural communities.” Today, about 6.1 million veterans live in rural communities — a higher concentration than anywhere else in the country. Over 5,300 American Legion posts are located in counties with populations under 40,000 and one-third of the Legion’s membership call rural America home. The American Legion has long been committed to helping transitioning military and America’s veterans find jobs and through its vast networks, USDA will actively recruit veterans and transitioning military servicemen for employment while promoting greater awareness of USDA programs. Specifically, USDA and the American Legion have agreed to promote USDA vacancy announcements; share information about activities in newsletters; provide information about USDA programs and vacancies through established networks as well as the on the Web; and promote veteran owned business participation in USDA contracts. USDA also will provide information about the opportunities and support it

Cover photo by Karl Kazaks Because chickens are highly selected for rapid growth, nutritional problems show up quickly. You can look up dietary requirements for your flock at the National Research Council website www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309048923.

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offers, so that service members who want to start their own rural business, farm or ranch are aware of USDA programs, grants, loans or small business contracts. USDA education, training, outreach and mentoring programs, such as www.START2FARM.gov will help encourage our Nation’s young, hard-working veterans to be the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers. On Nov. 9, 2009, President Obama signed executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government; and, as a result USDA created the Veterans Employment Program Office. Through strategic recruiting and effective marketing of USDA to transitioning service members and veterans, USDA increased the percentage of veterans in the total workforce, including permanent and temporary positions, from five percent in fiscal year 2009 to six percent in fiscal 2010 to nearly eight percent in fiscal year 2011. Disabled veterans are a subset of veterans and are a subject of special emphasis in hiring. USDA increased disabled veteran hiring from just over one percent of total persons hired in fiscal year 2009 to nearly two percent in fiscal year 2010 to over two percent in fiscal year 2011.

Additionally, USDA increased its hiring of veterans in the permanent workforce from 17.5 percent in fiscal year 2009 to 20.3 percent in fiscal year 2010 to 23.9 percent in fiscal year 2011. Disabled veteran hiring for permanent positions also increased from nearly six percent in fiscal year 2009 to over seven percent in fiscal year 2010 to over eight percent in fiscal year 2011. According to data from the National Finance Center Report Center, as of Feb. 19. USDA rate of hire of veterans in the total workforce is 12.8 percent and disabled veterans is just over five percent. USDA continues to make steady progress in hiring veterans in light of the strong competition it faces with career offerings at the Departments of Defense (DoD), Veterans Affairs (VA) and Homeland Security (DHS). According to the Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch report dated June 2011, DoD, VA and DHS account for 80 percent of the veterans hired in the Federal government in fiscal year 2010. In order to be more effective at hiring veterans, USDA can promote agricultural careers through veterans service organizations such as, the American Legion. More information about USDA programs is available at www.usda.gov.

Farmland Trust urges support for national easement legislation HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT), Connecticut’s only statewide land trust, is urging state residents to contact their congressional representatives to voice support for the renewal of national legislation that offers tax incentives for land preservation. For the last six years, an enhanced income tax deduction has allowed family farmers to get a significant tax benefit by donating conservation easements on their land. This legislation has recently expired. “In Connecticut, we lose 20 percent more farmland than we save every year. A recent survey by the Land Trust Alliance has found that this tax incentive has helped increase the pace of farmland preservation by a third,” said CFT Executive Director Jim Gooch. “Here in Connecticut, we have worked with many landowners who have been considering protection of their farms for a number of years but told us they were moved to action sooner with this

enhanced incentive.” Bills to make the tax incentive permanent (H.R. 1964 and S.B. 339) have bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, but Gooch says it’s important to make Connecticut legislators aware that this bill will help continue the preservation of farmland in Connecticut as well. “This bill benefits the small farm owner in Connecticut,” said Gooch. “It rewards them for thinking of the future of farming, the character of their community and the fragility of land by giving them an incentive to work with groups like the Connecticut Farmland Trust. Rep. Chris Murphy is a member of the Land Conservation Caucus, but I urge state residents to call or e-mail all of our senators and representatives to ask them to support this legislation. Its passage will allow us to save more farms in Connecticut, maybe even one in their back yard.”

Black Pigs from A2 Looking to the Future “Getting started in farming is expensive and is all-consuming of your time,” Rouillard said. Other obstacles have been the lack of livestock veterinarians in the area, as well as a lack of other farmers available to serve as a resource and to offer knowledge and support, Rouillard said. As J&J Rouillard and Sons grows, Rouillard is cognizant of the need to have a market for the pigs. Ultimately

they will develop a customer base for Large Black heritage pork meat, but not until their herd has a solid foundation, and the demand for breeding stock is fulfilled. Then, Rouillard will focus on developing a customer base for Large Black pork products. “I see too many people grow too fast and not have a market,” Rouillard said. “I have to constantly keep focused on my farm plan to keep growth slow but steady, and to not add more ventures to the farm that would drain more time and money.”


Poultry ~ nutrition for chickens by Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Director, University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory, and Associate Professor Emeritus H. Michael Opitz When you are feeding a formulated diet to animals, they are very dependent on the nutritional balance in every bag of feed. Because chickens are highly selected for rapid growth (broiler breeds) or for high reproductive levels (eggproducing breeds), nutritional problems show up quickly. Those problems can arise because of the content of the feed, whether it is adequately

mixed, or how it is stored. Example: Salt Deficiency In general, sodium (a component of table salt) is added to chicken feeds at the rate of about 0.15% sodium in the feed mix. Without salt, growth is slowed, and chicks are dull and listless. Getting salt levels back up to required levels will speed up appetite and growth, but often the birds never completely recover from the early setback. In broilers especially, the rapid growth that occurs following correction of feed problems may exceed the development of the heart and lungs. These birds may collapse and die suddenly; opening up the body cavity will reveal fluid accumulations around the lungs and heart.

This is known as broiler ascites syndrome, and if it begins to occur in your flock you should consider early slaughter to avoid losing more birds. In older birds, appetite decreases, pecking behavior may increase and egg production is likely to decrease. Why does salt deficiency occur? Occasionally a feed processing company may make a mistake and fail to add ingredients, but more likely a problem may occur with clumping or settling out of ingredients. As well, some forms of salt (like rock salt) are coarser and less miscible than others. In these cases, feed analysis of individual bags of feed may be too low, or too high, in sodium

content, although the overall feed mix was correct. In either case there is a problem, because salt is required, but can be toxic at high concentrations. How do you avoid the problem? 1. Read your feedbag label. Most chickens need between 0.12 percent to 0.2 percent sodium in the diet. If measured as NaCl or “salt,” it should be 0.4-0.6 percent. 2. Consider keeping your feedbag labels, after you’ve written on them the date purchased and the lot number (usually printed on the bag itself). Feed dealers like to know if you are having a problem. 3. Provide the right diet

for your life-stage/breed of chicken. You can look up dietary requirements for your flock at the National Research Council website www.nap.edu/openbook.php? isbn=0309048923. 4. Store feed properly. It should be “in date,” dry, and out of direct sunlight. 5. If your chickens are not doing well, consider checking the feed by sending a sample in to our lab for analysis. We suggest sending a well-mixed aliquot of about 2 pounds of feed, double-bagged using new, dry, well-sealed ziplock bags to: University of Maine Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, 5735 Hitchner Hall, Orono, ME 04469.

Healthy gains hit quality target

Agriscience adult education classes offered at Nonnewaug High School WOODBURY, CT — The Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury is currently offering its winter session of adult education classes and seminars for 2012. A variety of course offerings are being held over a period of seven consecutive Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. throughout the agriscience building at Nonnewaug. The remaining dates for this year’s courses include March 15, 22 and 29, and April 5 and 12. Course titles include Floral Design, Sausage Production, Meat Cutting, Beekeeping, Fly Fishing, Pruning, Composting, Canine Behavior, Home Turf Grass Care, Poultry Processing, Cheese Making, Container Gardening, and several other course titles. There is a $10 fee per class, designed to cover the instructor’s expenses as well as

provide refreshments during the classes. Some of the courses may have additional fees to cover the supplies needed for the course. Most of the classes are limited to the first 20 registrations received on a first come, first served basis. There is still room in several of the classes. A complete listing of all course dates, titles, description, instructor information, and the course registration form for this year’s course offerings are all available at www.woodburyffa.org. To register, complete the adult education registration form from the website, and send it to the high school with payment (checks made payable to “Region 14”). Also, if you would like a copy mailed to your home or have any questions, call 203-266-4038 or e-mail Bill Davenport, Agriscience Program Director, at bdavenport@ctreg14.org.

ungraded [Standard or No-Roll].” On the other hand, the more times cattle were treated, the lower performance in the yard and in carcass value; ungraded cattle turned out to be those that required treatment just about twice as often as other cattle. Sickness usually means a temporary setback. While cattle showing morbidity deposit less external and intramuscular fat, feeding to the same fat-constant endpoint as healthy cattle cuts down on those differences in marbling scores and performance. Of course, it takes more days on feed in a setting where clearly time is money. “The relationship between Yield Grade (YG) and Quality Grade in treated cattle is actually greater than in non-treated cattle,” the report states. “Allowed to reach an adequate degree of finish, marbling should also follow.” Regardless of health, the study suggested all cattle optimize marbling by feeding them with the goal of achieving YG 3 (See tables and full study on page 4 of the 2012 KSU Cattlemen’s Day Report at www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/sr p1065.pdf). Steers reaching that level of cutability made 16.1 percentage points more Choice and Prime as compared to those steers falling within the range of YG 1 or 2. Premium Choice carcasses were increased by 10.3 points in the same comparison. “It pays to keep cattle healthy, yes. But these results also tell us if we want to raise high-quality beef, we do not need to bypass performance genetics for high-marbling traits,” Reinhardt said. “We can select a combination of both.” Management counts, certainly. The research report concludes producers who “reduce opportunities for nutritional stress (e.g. nutrient restriction, health challenges) and ensure their cattle are fed to their target fat content endpoint... will more consistently achieve both excellent performance and quality grade [goals].”

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Erik Hawvermale, at right, from Bethlehem, CT, trims a pork loin during the Pork Crown Roast class held recently at the Nonnewaug High School agriscience program adult education winter series of classes offered to the public. Classes are being held for the next several Thursday evenings, ending on April 12. It is not too late to register, as there is still room in several of the classes.

The first step in achieving goals is to set them. That’s why feedyard managers aim for the best live and harvested performance, and that means a few points better than last year. Carcass value is especially important to those who sell cattle on a grid. Producers may think efficiency comes from choosing genetics for feedlot performance over marbling and beef quality. But thesis research by Kansas State University Master’s student Marisa Hands-Kleysteuber and academic advisor, animal scientist Chris Reinhardt, says otherwise. Data from 17,919 cattle fed at a southwest Kansas feedlot were evaluated for the paper, “Relationships between feedlot health, average daily gain and carcass traits of Angus steers.” Results show the highest quality grade cattle were also the highest gaining, regardless of disease status. They also suggest managing for a consistant end-point can be as influential as genetics. “Even if cattle with similar genetics are fed for the same period of time, differences in carcass qualities will arise,” Reinhardt said. “Many times that is because of illnesses in certain animals.” Healthy animals tend to perform better, and the steers in this study provide an example. All marketed at an individually identified, fat-constant endpoint, those requiring no treatment for disease or illness graded 72 percent USDA Choice or Prime, compared to 59 percent for those treated two or more times. They weighed more coming in, and gained more with fewer days on feed to extend their advantages over steers that required treatment. Reinhardt examined data on those steers that were never sick to look for correlations between average daily gain and quality grade because earlier work has noted that higher gaining cattle tend to grade better. This study found nothing to dispute that, and noted, “performance dramatically dropped for those cattle that were


Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant (Contact: renrock46@hotmail.com)

Early Spring Snow Spring snow is often called “poor man’s fertilizer”. About this time of year people start to look at their gardens and wish maybe they’d been a little more liberal with the fertilizer last year. But in most parts of the Northeast, fertilizer comes right out of the sky... at no cost. Many places the crocuses are up in the grass, which is getting green and then suddenly: yuck. A late spring snow makes everything white again.

But last Wednesday, the last day of February, when the temperature hung around the freezing mark, downtown Hartwick got about eight inches of serious, mean-packing snow… the kind that makes Olympic-class snowpersons and snowballs. But old-timers have historically tried to find the silver lining behind the grey clouds, when the ground turns white in the spring. They call a late spring snow, “Poor Man’s Fertilizer”. But on

Feb. 29, I decided to call it a late winter crystalline precipitation with spring-like characteristics... or early spring snow, for short. The old timers claimed that the late snowfall is good for the crops and helps everything green up. The old-timer weather wisdom likely is more than just folklore. Dr. John Avers, a professor at the University of New Hampshire in the department of natural resources thinks he knows what might be going on. Avers says that snow contains nutrients in addition to lots of moisture. And if that snow falls on ground that’s not frozen, as it would be in late spring, then the nutrients and moisture in that snow can penetrate

into the soil and actually do some good for the plants that will be growing very soon. Asked what nutrients snow contains, Avers replied that it contains nitrogen (N), and these days even more N than it used to because of acid rain (although not all regions have acid rain issues). The content of nitrogen and sulfur and some other elements has increased over the last several decades and has been considered a problem in terms of acidification of soils. But, in soils that we use for gardens and lawns, usually there’s a shortage of nitrogen and that input can be helpful. So when it snows in the spring, some of us may feel cursed, or at least like

we’re adrift on an ice flow. But fluffy snows landing on green grass may be a blessing. Whether falling on your daffodils in April, or on your jack-o-lanterns in late October, snow contains nutrients which benefit plants and soil. Back to old-timers again, many made a point of plowing their fields right after a spring storm. Nitrogen of course is the primary nutrient we’re talking about, and it’s not just in snow, but rain as well. Studies have shown rain actually has a higher proportion of nitrogen, but even moderate rain tends to quickly saturate soil and run off. Snow gets the top billing because it melts gradually, and it theoretically feeds nutrients slowly to

the ground beneath. As every school kid knows, the atmosphere is 78 percent nitrogen gas (N2), which is a couplet, or a compound made up of two bonded nitrogen atoms. Most assume the N2 is what comes down to the ground in precipitation, but that’s not quite right. Nitrogen exists in numerous forms, and N2 isn’t directly usable by plants. It needs to be first converted, or “fixed” into mineralized nitrogen forms. For that matter, what we call “organic” nitrogen, the nitrogen in organic material, crop residue, and animal waste (urea or manure) also needs to be converted before it can be taken up by plants.

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U.S. net farm income projected to fall by Bob Gray Here in Washington many Members of Congress and other government officials like to point with pride to net farm income saying it is clearly one of the “bright

spots” in the U.S. economy. Well, compared to the rest of the economy which is in the doldrums, overall agriculture has done very well despite droughts and floods in various part of

the country. Recently the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service reported that U.S. net farm income will probably fall by 6.5 percent in 2012. Total farm income will be

in the $91.7 billion range, down from $98.1 billion in 2011. However even with this projected drop in income it will still be the second highest ever according to USDA.

The main culprit in the projected decline in farm income this year are increased expenses for diesel fuel and animal feed. In the dairy business we certainly are well aware of feed costs.

The ERS report also added that federal government farm payments may rise to $11.1 billion in 2012, up 4 percent from last year. Source: NDFC E-letter for Feb. 17

trogen cycle. Getting back to snow and rain, it’s not N2 per se which is captured, but rather suspended nitrogen compounds like nitrogen oxides, nitric acid, and especially ammoniacal nitrogen (compounds with NH3). These compounds find their way into the atmosphere from the burning of fos-

sil fuels. We believe that since the industrial revolution, nitrogen content of precipitation has increased dramatically. Lightning produces significant quantities of nitric oxide. All of these nitrogen compounds (which are more immediately useful to plants than N2) are deposited on the soil at

an estimated rate of 5-10 pounds actual N per acre, per year. The concentration of nitrogen in a given precipitation event varies. The compounds tend to accumulate in the air during dry periods, and then wash out in heavy or prolonged rains. Perhaps that’s why the grass looks particularly green

when a thunderstorm breaks a summer dry spell: there’s the built-up concentration of atmosphere-emitted nitrogen, plus what’s produced by the lightning. To put it in perspective though, 5-10 pounds per acre of nitrogen from snow and rain is not much to a modern day farmer or gardener. Consider that a robust legume cover crop can biologically fix up to 300 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and chemical fertil-

izer is applied at whatever rate soil tests call for. Poor man’s fertilizer indeed! Most crop people appreciate a freebie, but if the soil organic matter isn’t high enough to absorb the rain or snow carrying different forms of N, then there are other issues that need to be addressed. So on Feb. 29, for the second time this season, I started up the snowblower, which my sons gave me two winters ago. The machine labored through the heavy white material, including slimy slush. At one point the slush jammed the exit chute, requiring hot water to loosen it up to get things going again. If I hadn’t cleaned out the blockage, it would have soon frozen solid, as a cold front quickly followed the early spring snow. As I write, dawn broke this sunny Tuesday with the “mercury” at five degrees Fahrenheit. If any precipitation were falling right now, it wouldn’t be considered spring snow.

Crop from 6 Many natural processes are at work in our environment, fixing and transforming nitrogen. Manmade processes are a major factor too. Industrial fertilizer production, i.e., the process by which nitrogen gas and hydogen are fixed to form ammonia, has become a significant part of the planet’s complex ni-

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Falling Milk Prices/Rising Feed Costs Have Farmers Caught in the Middle Issued Mar. 2, 2012 Farm milk prices dropped for the second

month in a row. The Agriculture Department announced the February Federal order (FO) benchmark Class III price at $16.06 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 99

cents from January, 94 cents below February 2011, $2.64 above California’s comparable 4b cheese milk price, and equates to about $1.38 per gallon. Class III fu-

tures show additional slippage ahead and were trading late Friday morning with the March contract at $15.27; April, $14.97; May, $15.02; June, $15.46; with a peak cheese closed the first Friday of March on a down note but up on the week, with the blocks at $1.48 per pound, up 1 1/4cents on the week but 54 cents below a year ago. The barrels also closed at $1.48, up a penny on the week and 50 cents below a year ago. Twenty one cars of block traded hands on the week (13 on Friday) and eight of barrel. The NASS U.S. average block price fell to $1.4940, down 1.1 cent. The barrels averaged $1.5143 also down 1.1 cent. Cheese production continues to be active as increased milk supplies are arriving at manufacturing facilities, according to USDA’s weekly update. “Higher than anticipated milk supplies and favorable yields are adding to current cheese production,” it said, but retailers are featuring increased cheese ads in many parts

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of $16.40 in October. The February Class IV price is $15.92, down 64 cents from January and $2.48 below a year ago. The four-week NASSsurveyed cheese price averaged $1.5410 per pound, down 6.9 cents from January. Butter averaged $1.4712, down 11.9 cents. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.3792, down a penny and a half, and dry whey averaged 64 cents per pound, down 4.8 cents. California’s corresponding 4b cheese milk price is $13.42, down 81 cents from January, and $3.50 below a year ago The 4a butter-powder price is $15.51, down 67 cents from January and $2.37 below a year ago. There wasn’t a lot for the cash dairy markets to chew on this week as far as government reports and awaited Friday afternoon’s January Dairy Products report. The


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Somatic Cells: Yes, They Matter! It seems as though everyone is talking about Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) these days, and for the producers with high counts - with upcoming regulations relating to the 400,000 somatic cell count limit driven by the European Union - for good reason. On the other end of the scale, premiums for low cell counts can provide significant economic incentive to produce quality milk. And for everyone, lowering SCC can have direct impact on production for all producers. Studies have shown that herds using DHIA testing and management services have improved milk production due to the milk quality gains of lowered SCC. According to the following chart, high somatic cell counts have a direct correlation to decreased production.

What does this mean? A 100-cow milking herd with an average 300,000 SCC is losing 80,000 lbs of production per year. At $16.00/cwt milk, that's $12,800 in lost income from production alone, and that doesn't even include potential gains in quality premiums. The ability to identify and treat high SCC cows can more than justify the cost of DHI testing. Vermont DHIA has a variety of options and services to offer that can help you monitor your SCC counts and maintain low levels. Testing options range from low-cost "labonly" sampling (either self-sampled or technician-assisted) which provides basic butterfat,

protein, and SCC results to more "traditional" DHI testing which provides complete records in addition to lab results. Either way, Vermont DHIA is here to help!

ports. With either option, soon after test day you can identify the highest somatic cell count cows and also see which ones are contributing the highest

need to collect a separate sample on test-day. You also can pool samples from groups of cows to help cut down on costs and screen more cows. There is a lot of flexibil-

sample is received in the lab, turn-around time is also reduced from 2-7 days to 1-2 days. Like the hotsheet itself, results can be shared with your consultants or

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For years one of our most popular reports for somatic cell count information was our "hotsheet". For fast turnaround, this report is available via e-mail and fax. This year we also began offering a new report with additional in-

formation that we call the "CMR-6" that is available along with regular processed DHI re-

percent of cells to your bulk tank. Additionally, we now also offer PCR DNA Mastitis Testing which can help identify the organisms causing high cell counts. Unlike traditional culture samples, PCR DNA Mastitis Test-

ing does not require sterile samples - we can test your preserved milk samples - alleviating the

ity in choosing which samples you'd like to submit for a PCR test. Although you can identify animals ahead of time, you do not need to preselect animals on testday. Many producers choose to simply test a percentage of their top SCC cows, test cows over a certain SCC threshold, or simply test all fresh cows. Samples can also be held temporarily until you receive your hotsheet so that you can individually select which animals you'd like to submit for PCR testing. Additionally, PCR testing has a number of other advantages compared to traditional culturing, including more specifically identifying coliform organisms and identifying mastitis sources in treated animals. Since the test doesn't depend on culturing, once the

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duction is heavy across the country as cream supplies remain plentiful and building, according to USDA. Demand for both bulk and print butter is fair to good. There have been some increases in cream usage in Class II manufacturing for ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, and dips, ahead of the upcoming holiday needs. This is taking additional cream supplies and is a welcome reprieve for butter makers says USDA’s Dairy Market News. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk inched a halfcent lower, slipping to $1.2875. Extra Grade closed at $1.2775, down 2 cents. NASS powder averaged $1.3681, up a half-cent, and dry whey averaged 61.13 cents, down 2.9 cents. Dairy profitability took a hit in February, according to Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW), based USDA’s latest Ag Prices report which indicated some stark contrasts between the earning power of milk cows

and the cash value of cull cows. Higher corn, soybean and high prices, combined with lower U.S. average milk prices, sent the February 2012 milkfeed price ratio to its lowest level since July 2009, according to DPW. The index, at just 1.58, was down from January revised estimate of 1.72, and February 2011’s 2.01. The index is based on the current milk price in relationship to feed prices for a ration of 51 percent corn, 8 percent soybeans and 41 percent alfalfa hay. At $17.90 per cwt., the average milk price is the lowest in 13 months. Compared to July 2009, the February 2012 index got this low in a slightly different manner, according to DPW, markedly higher feed costs. In 2009, the 1.57 index came about from a milk price of just $11.30 per cwt. Rising feed costs and declining milk prices are

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NY Angus annual meeting March 24: focus on creative media The NY Angus Association will host their annual meeting on March 24, at Hotel Utica, Utica, NY, starting at 9 a.m. The featured speaker will be Eric Grant, of the Public Relations Department at American Angus Associa-

tion (AAA). Eric will show how American Angus has developed its popular “I Am Angus” documentary series — the first-ever television program produced by a breed organization. Additionally, Grant will show the AAA

weekly television news program, The Angus Report, which provides the top cattle industry news and Angus information, aired on RFDTV. New happenings and events will be discussed at the meeting, including

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Youth animal care training modules now available online The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University has launched a Youth Animal Care Training program. The program features free online educational training modules for youth through high school age. Through participation in the training, youth can improve their knowledge of animal handling, animal welfare, antimicrobial residue avoidance and food safety. After a training package is completed, a certificate is available for printing. Through the support of Beef Cattle Institute sponsors, the training packages, certification and electronic record of

training are offered at no cost to youth. Dan Thomson, assistant dean of outreach for the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, said, “Training youth is essential for the future of the agriculture industry. It can ensure worker safety, employee retention and production of wholesome products. We are proud to provide these tools through the generous support of our BCI sponsors.” Youth can work through the multimedia training modules at any time. Once all the modules within a package are completed and the quizzes are passed with 80 percent accuracy or

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Mielke from 9 expected to result in Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) payments in 2012 according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report. It quoted estimates from the University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Brian Gould, who says MILC payments could range from 44 cents in March to almost $1.00 per cwt in June based upon estimated milk and feed costs. Meanwhile; February 2012 cull cow (beef and dairy combined) prices rose above $80 per cwt., likely the highest on record, according to USDA’s preliminary estimates. February prices averaged $80.10 per cwt., up $5.50 from January 2012’s revised estimate of $74.60, and $7.60 per cwt. higher than February 2011. The February 2012 average puts the beef value of a 1,200pound cull cow at $961 per head. USDA also said replacement cows averaged $1,420 per head in 2011, up about $90 from 2010. Dairy farmers in 14 southeastern states have until May 1 to file claims for a portion of the $145

million settlement agreement with Dean Foods and the Southern Marketing Agency. DPW editor, Dave Natzke, reported in Friday’s DairyLine that “The settlement, approved in a federal classaction antitrust lawsuit over fluid milk marketing practices, means more than 7,000 dairy farmers may be eligible for a financial award, prorated based on their milk production total.” Attorneys’ fees are expected to take about a third of the settlement, according to Natzke. Procedures are posted at www.southeastdairyclass.com. The trial date for remaining defendants; Dairy Farmers of America, National Dairy Holdings, LP (NDH), Dairy Marketing Services, LLC (DMS), Mid-Am Capital, LLC (Mid-Am), and Gary Hanman, former DFA CEO, is July 10. Natzke also addressed the disparity between milk prices in California, which has its own state market order, and prices paid in federal market orders covering most of the rest the country. The Cal-

ifornia Department of Food and Agriculture, which denied recent petitions to consider changes to milk pricing formulas, has now scheduled meetings in March and April between processors and farmers to discuss those and other issues, Natzke reported. All meetings will be held in Sacramento. For more information, visit www.cdfa.ca.gov/ dairy/meetings.html. Milk production continues to trend higher across most of the U.S., according to USDA. Class I interest is mainly flat with accounts taking planned volumes of fluid milk. Processors and handlers are seeing unusually heavy milk supplies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The Southeast is also seeing milk output build and the seasonal balancing plants are active. Milk supplies in the Midwest are building on a week-to-week basis. Surplus offerings are available and continue to trade at a discount to Class price. Milk output continues to build in the Southwest and stretch

plant capacity in Arizona and California. Northwest and Mountain States production is building higher with better than normal weather a contributing factor. In dairy politics; the International Dairy Foods Association reports that

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage by Diane Mincher, Extension Nutrition and Food Specialist, University of Vermont On St. Patrick’s Day, serve the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage. The slow cooker is the perfect way to go for this traditional dish since it must bubble away untended for hours. Corned beef is typically made from the brisket or round that has been cured with a seasoned brine. It has about the same nutritional value as other forms of beef. A three-ounce serving contains 210 calories. Traditionally, corned beef is served with steamed or stewed vegetables, which do not add too many calories. However, if you use the leftovers for sandwiches, the rich dressing and bread will add significant additional calories. On its own, corned beef is a naturally low-carbohydrate food containing zero calories from fiber, sugar or other carbohydrates. This food is a good source of protein, vitamin B-12, zinc and selenium but is high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Remember to limit the size of your meat portion to three ounces so that it covers only one-quarter of your plate. Trim any visible fat away before eating. Here’s a favorite corned beef recipe to make for St. Patrick’s Day or any time.

Slow-cooker corned beef and cabbage 4 c. hot water 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 large or 2 medium onions, cut into wedges 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces

1 3-lb. corned beef round or brisket with spice packet 8 small white or yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters 1 head of green cabbage (about 1 1/2 lbs.), cored and cut into 10 wedges In a 6-quart electric slow cooker, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions, mixing well. Place the corned beef in the mixture. Scatter the potatoes and carrots over the top and along the sides. Cover and cook on the “High” heat setting for 4 hours. Remove the lid and scatter the cabbage wedges over the top. Cover and continue cooking on “High” for 3 to 4 hours or longer until the beef is tender. To serve, carve the beef into slices and serve with the cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis

Easy corned beef hash Corned beef is usually brisket that has been brined, but may be another cut of beef. It’s minced into small pieces, along with spices and other ingredients. Corned beef is traditionally used in Eastern European, Irish and Jewish cooking. You can add in a cup of shredded cabbage and carrots when you add in the potatoes, if desired. 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 4 cups diced cooked potatoes, or frozen hashbrown potatoes

1 cup chopped lean corned beef brisket (4 ounces) 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish or hot sauce 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or basil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 large eggs (optional) 1. In a large cast-iron or heavy-bottomed skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until it starts to soften and caramelizes, 5 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes and cook, stirring, until they brown in spots and become crusty, about 8 minutes more. 2. Stir in corned beef, broth, horseradish or hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is absorbed, 5 to 8 minutes. 3. Add parsley or basil, and season with salt and pepper. If serving the Hash for breakfast, break 4 eggs, one at a time, on top of hash in skillet; cover, and cook just until whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 10 minutes. Use a spatula to divide among four plates. Serve with some fresh fruit for breakfast, or a salad for dinner. (Additional information provided by Alice Henneman, MS, RD, University of NebraskaLincoln Extension in Lancaster County.) (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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SUNY Cobleskill student group to host Livestock Judging Clinic On April 21, the members of SUNY Cobleskill’s American Animal Producers Club (AAPC) and Livestock Show Team will be hosting a Livestock Judging Clinic at the Schoharie County fairgrounds. This all-day event will include judg-

ing/reasons clinics for beef cattle, swine, sheep and meat goats delivered by some of the region’s most experienced livestock show professionals. The clinics will be designed specifically for the eight to 20 year-old age group. To enhance

this excellent educational opportunity, an outstanding line-up of speakers has been invited to give presentations on a wide range of topics of interest to livestock juniors and their parents. The students of AAPC hope that this

event will help the region’s livestock enthusiasts to develop skills that allow them to be more successful as breeders and exhibitors. Each year, AAPC hosts a number of livestock events that engage students with the larger

agricultural community. The club’s largest annual event, the Coby Classic Show Calf Sale, is in its 15th year and will be held at the Schoharie County fairgrounds in October. The club has also planned a fundraising

spaghetti dinner to be held at the Cobleskill Fire Department on April 27 at 6 p.m. For information on any of these events, please contact Jason Evans at 518-2555643 or Donna Cappadona at 518-2555262.

small farms and the trend to larger dairy farms has been going on for decades,” but he adds; “What will surprise most people is that the bill endorsed by the House and

Senate agriculture leadership, Democrats and Republicans, will actually increase the rate at which small farms are going out of business.” He charged that “It’s

pretty easy to see how the small farms will get squeezed out of business faster by this new government program,” and said “The solution is to offer dairy farmers the same

opportunity for catastrophic and revenue insurance that is being offered to other farmers. Congress expects to spend $90 billion over the next 10 years on such insurance programs for other commodities but refuses to budget any of this for dairy farmers.” Details are posted at www.idfa.org. Meanwhile; 26 local, state, and national organizations sent a letter in early February to members of Congress, calling on them to take immediate action in response to the crisis affecting dairy farmers. Paul Rozwadowski, Wisconsin dairy farmer

and chair of the National Family Farm Coalition NFFC Dairy Subcommittee, stated, “We are asking Congress to administer a temporary floor price of $20.00 because it is so badly needed to keep the remaining 49,000 dairy farmers in business.” He called on Congress, as it writes the new farm bill, to “take into consideration the farmers’ costs of producing raw milk and establish a pricing system that will reflect it, along with a supply management system based on the proposals in S. 1640, the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011.” For more details, log on to www.nffc.net.

Mielke from 14 in size, numbers and percentage of milk production. IDFA’s Jerry Slominski said that “No one should be surprised by these numbers as the decline of

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Agriculture - significant part of Northeast economy With the celebration of National Ag Day on March 8, Farm Credit East recognizes the efforts of hardworking agriculture producers throughout the Northeast and the contributions they make to our economy. Often overlooked as an economic engine, agriculture creates economic activity and hundreds of thousands of jobs in the Northeast. Northeast agriculture has a diverse farm product mix, including dairy, nursery and greenhouse, fruit, vegetable, aquatic and wine to name a few industries. Producers provide consumers with an abundance of fresh, safe and local products all year round. Consider the following for the six state region of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire: • 64,671 farms in the region • 9.3 million acres of land in farms • $6.79 billion in agricultural production value • $29.6 billion in value-added economic activity • 379,000 jobs generated “Agriculture is a major part of the economy in the Northeast” said Bill Lipinski, CEO of Farm Credit East. “Our agricultural businesses are some of the best in the world and create economic opportunities and employment throughout the region. Farmers also support the local tax base and are leaders in local communities.” Farm Credit East is the leading lender and financial services provider to Northeast agriculture. As a cooperative-owned lender, Farm Credit East serves 12,000 customers in six states.


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NCBA President J.D. Alexander makes statement regarding implementation of KORUS FTA

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United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced on Tuesday, Feb. 21, that the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea (KORUS FTA) will be implemented on March 15. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President J.D. Alexander praised the announcement. “NCBA was a key player in working vigorously to ensure passage of the trade pact with South Korea. We are pleased to see a smooth implemen-

tation process taking place and commend Ambassador Kirk for his steadfast commitment to expanding trade opportunities for farm and ranch families like mine. “When the KORUS FTA is implemented, our competitive advantage will be secured. The KORUS pact will phase out tariffs on U.S. beef over the next 15 years and will make U.S. beef a more affordable and appealing choice for our valued Korean customers. This may very well be the most monu-

mental bilateral trade pact our industry has ever witnessed. “With increasing demand and tightening supplies, movement of the KORUS FTA should encourage cattlemen and women to think beyond the current prices for live cattle and think long term. Think about where demand is heading and look beyond the borders of the United States. Now is the time to retain heifers and rebuild what has now become the smallest U.S. cowherd more than five

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decades. In order to meet increasing demand, we have to have the beef. Now is the time. “Ten percent, or ap-

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American Society of Safety Engineers urges farms to invest in safety programs/precautions Safety needs to be the main ingredient in helping keep farms and ranches safe for farmers, family members including children, and employees. American Society of Safety Engineers Agriculture Branch Chair and President of the Chesapeake Chapter Mike Wolf, CSP, said, “Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Farming is the only industry that regularly has young workers and children present and it is critical that everyone working in or around farms is aware of the risks, hazards and ways to avoid injury and illness in these types of settings. Installing rollover protection on tractors and ensuring all farm workers and children are educated on farm safety practices is critical to reducing farmrelated fatalities.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, approximately 1,783,000 full-time workers were employed in the agriculture industry in the U.S. During the same year, 440 farmers and farm workers died from work-related injuries, resulting in a fatality rate of 24.7 deaths per 100,000 workers. Each day, approximately 243 agricultural workers suffer losttime injuries, with five percent of these resulting in permanent impairments, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The leading cause of fatal farm injuries was tractor overturns, which accounts for more than 90 deaths annually. Rollover protection structures (ROPS) are important to reducing risk when it comes to tractor fatalities, noted Wolf. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) supports the theory that ROPS and proper seatbelt use on tractors can help eliminate fatalities by reducing risk of being thrown from the tractor, or crushed in a rollover incident. ROPS can be retrofitted onto older tractors to increase safety of such machines. Many companies provide engineer-

certified ROPS for purchase and installation. Most farms do not fall under the auspices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administra-

tion (OSHA) rules and regulations. Hence, ASSE urges farmers to train workers, including young farmers, in all aspects of farming risks

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3,400 of these injuries due to farm work. On average, 113 youth less than 20 years of age die

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Sat., March 31ST - 8AM Tractors, Farm & Construction Eq., Antiques, Parts & More!!!! At our yard on US Rt. 20, 4 mi. east of Sharon Springs, NY Very early listing, as of Early March, equipment coming in daily!! Online bidding available at www.macfaddens.com TRACTORS: '07 NH TB120 4WD, 2000hrs; JD 4050; '06 Landini Powerfarm 105 w/ldr, 100hrs;'05 McCormick C-Max 75 4WD 360hrs!; '04 Landini Legend 125 4WD 2900hrs; Case IH 584, w/ROPS & canopy, 310 orig. hrs absolutely like new; '97 Landini 85F 4WD orchard w/cab; Ford TW15; IH 1086 4WD; IH 3288; IH 3688-nice; IH 966, 1066, 1466, 886; JD 2440 w/new ldr; MF 255; MF 231 150 orig. hrs; Case 1210 3000hrs, one owner; Belarus 525M 4WD w/ldr, low hrs; AC D17-4; AC D14; Mahindra 575 400hrs; Case IH C80 3800hrs; JD 2150 4WD; Kubota M5000, MF 231S 120hrs; JD 650; New McCormick X10.40 4WD w/ldr; NH TC55DA 4WD & ldr 1050hrs; JD 1050 4WD w/ldr; Kubota B2150 4WD w/ldr; NH TZ22 4WD w/ldr; MF 135 restored; MF 65 gas; plus many late entries not listed!!!! FROM ONE OWNER: JD 6400 4wd w/ cab & JD loader; JD 6200 2wd Power Quad w/ cab 4900hrs-nice!; Nice JD 1010 w/ PS; Kuhn FC4000G 12ft discbine-very nice; Kuhn GA6002 20ft rake-like new; Kuhn F5000THA tedder-like new; JD 338 baler w/ thrower; JD 672 rake-nice; Stoltzfus 27ft feeder wagon; 32ft Little Giant elevator-nice!; NH skeleton elevator; JD 2500 4x reset plows; JD 8250 drill; NI 243 tandem axle spreader; NH CM222 dsl commercial mower; A nice lineup! INDUSTRIAL: Case 75XT skid steer; Case 40XT; Ford 455 4WD TLB w/ext hoe & twistowrist only 2000hrs; IH TD8-C dozer; Bobcat 975 SSL w/JD diesel; HydraMac 2650 SSL w/JD diesel sharp; 632 Bobcat w/ hoe; Case 580D TLB; '92 Dodge Cummins DSL low miles; Kubota RTV 1100 camo like new!; Kawasaki Mule 3010 4WD 4 seats- Like new; Cub Cadet Big Country- like new; Bush Hog 12ft batwing finish mwr; (2) 2005 Jacobsen dsl reel mowers; 8ft Harley rake; Arps 3pt vibratory cable plow, like new; New Bradco trencher for SS, grapples, bkts & more coming. TILLAGE & PLANTING: Case IH DMI 530B EcoloTiger 5 shank-like new!; Case IH 900 9X18 reset plows; White 449 8X18 reset plows, very low acres; White 598 6X variable width; IH 720 5X reset; IH 720 5X reset completely rebuilt; White 508 4X reset completely rebuilt; Many more plows all sizes; Sunflower 6430 31ft finisher; DMI 7 shank disc-ripper; Brillion 15ft Land Commander; IH 6500 9 shank discchisel-like new; Krause 7550 27ft rockflex disc; White 272 30ft rockflex disc; White 273 23ft rockflex discs; Tuffline 16ft rockflex disc; JD 210 & 215 discs; JD 220 20ft rockflex disc; (10) other discs 6-16ft; JD 7200 6R planter; Case IH 900 4R planter; Case IH 5100 21x7 press wheel drill w/seed; Case IH 5300 21x7 drill w/seed; IH 5100 drill; Moore No till drill; Marliss 10ft drill-nice!; Excellent Brillion 21ft cultimulcher; Nice Brillion 13ft & 15ft cultimulchers; New Brillion 6ft cultimulcher; 5 ton tandem fert. spreader; Many more plows, planters, discs; Plus more coming in daily!!! HAY& HARVEST EQUIP: JD 5440 4WD forage harvester-new knives; NEW Kuhn 7922 double rotor 25ft rake; New Kuhn 6622 22' double rotor rake; Claas 180 round baler; NH 638 round baler; Case IH 5240 round baler-sharp!; Hesston 540 round baler; NI 484 round baler; Deutz-Allis 280 round baler; NH 570 baler; (2) NH 315 balers; JD 336 baler; JD 946, 930, 1460 discbines; NI 5209 & 5212 discbines; JD 7ft disc mower; Krone 36ft tedder, like new; Kuhn 8501 8 star tedder; Claas, Fahr, & NH 4 star tedders; Kuhn GA4100 rotary rake; Gehl 1075 FH w/2 heads & kernel processor; Agripac 9100 round bale tuber; NH 1499 SP haybine; Hesston BP25 bale processor; Schulte S150 15ft batwing; Bush Hog 3715 15ft HD batwing; NH; NI; Case IH hay rakes; sicklebar mowers; plus MUCH more coming in!!!! OTHER FARM EQUIP: Kelley 70 10ft 3pt backhoe; Woods 3pt backhoe; Caretree 24" 3pt tree spade; JD 450 HydraPush spreader; NI 3626 spreader; NI 213 spreader, mint! Several smaller manure spreaders; H&S feeder wagon; (4) Cultipackers 8-14ft; PTO irrigation pump; 10 ton Brock grain bin-like new; (5) Used loaders; (20) Farm gates; NI 5623 spreader; (20) New rear tractor tires 24-38"; Belsaw PTO sawmill - 48" blade; lots of 3pt equipt; 100's more items of all kinds!!! ANTIQUE TRACTORS: (Selling after 2pm) Cockshutt Blackhawk 35, restored; Ford 8N restored S/N 167; JD 435; JD 530; JD 430W w/PS, mower, super low hour, original!!!! Cockshutt 30 restored; JD GP; Wallis 12-20; Rare Ferguson 40 LP gas 1 of 6; AC CA w/wide front, low hours original; (2) JD L; JD unstyled B; MM G100LP-original; Rare MM Jetstar 3 diesel; Oliver 70 restored; Original Ford 9N on steel; 7hp Economy engine; Complete 3pt for Oliver 770, much more coming in!!! TERMS: All items sold as is, where is. All sales final. List is subject to change. Consignments taken til Fri., March 30th. Trucking available anywhere. All purchases must be paid for on day of sale. Within 72 hours for online bidders. Buyer's premium for online purchases 15% for payment with credit card. 10% for cash, check or wire transfer, $25.00 fee for all wire transfers. Buyer's premium capped at $750.00 per item. Onsite buyer's premium 5% for payment with credit card. Onsite premium is waived for payments by cash or good check.

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ers, layers, breed selection and marketing eggs. To register to attend this free workshop, contact the UNHCE office at Grafton@ceunh.unh.edu or 603-787-6944. Young people with an interest in the subject are invited to attend with an adult. For any special arrangements including physical access, or other accommodation requests, please contact Bryant at 787-6944. Ten

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quicksand according to OSHA, or when they attempt to clear grain bins. Moving grain can bury a worker in seconds. Grain dust explosions are also a high-risk element of working with grain as it is combustible and will burn or explode if exposed to an ignition source. Electrical safety is another major hazard on farms, noted Wolf. Regular electrical inspections are necessary to prevent accidents due to malfunctioning or old electrical equipment. Harvest season is the best time to inspect all machinery and electrical equipment, including

clearing outlets, lighting, electrical panels and equipment from obstructions or debris. One should check to make sure wires have not been affected by mice or other animals and carefully examine all connections. To learn more about agricultural safety and health and to view ASSE’s farm safety facts for rural areas, farm safety and health tips and farm safety tips for young workers, visit www.asse.org/newsroom. For more information about ASSE’s Practice Specialty Agricultural Branch, visit www.asse.org/practicespecialties/ag-safety.

American from 22 annually from farm-related injuries, with most of these deaths occurring among youth 16-19 years of age. A major agriculture safety risk, according to OSHA, is grain handling. Workers can be exposed to risks such as fires and explosions, suffocate from engulfment and entrapment in grain bins, falls from heights, and crushing or amputation injuries from grain handling equipment. In 2010, 51 workers were engulfed by grain storage in bins and 26 of those trapped lost their lives. This type of tragedy can occur when workers walk on moving grain, which acts like

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MARCH 24, 2012 @ 11:00 - COMPLETE DISPERSAL @ Roger & Kathleen Willingham -- Constable, NY. Selling farm machinery & 33 Jersey/Jx cows, 25 heifers. This is a grazed herd with lots of youth, A.I. bred for 26 yrs. 4.1 BF - 3.3 Protein - 250,000 SCC APRIL 7, 2012 @ 11:00 - FARM MACHINERY SALE @ Nelson & Betty Leduc -- Champlain, NY. Super line of machinery that you don't see sold everyday! Lots of new models & low hours APRIL 13 & 14, 2012 - COMPLETE DISPERSAL @ B & R Dairy (Custom feeding heifer facility) -- Chazy, NY 13th - appox. 300 A.I sired Heifers (200) short bred to fresh by sale day, (100) - 600lbs to RTB. Many with 30,000 lbs dams! All heifers are BVD negative, vaccinated 9-way Mod.Live & 9-Way Clostridium 14th - Farm Machinery & Tiling Equipment This is a large line of super maintained equipment, for running a big or small operation. "There's something here for everyone" APRIL 28, 2012- ANNUAL MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT @ Heifer Haven Receiving Station / Joey St.Mary Livestock Call ASAP if you are interested in putting a piece of machinery in. So we can get it advertised for you!!!

21, from 6-8 p.m. in the Conference Room at the UNH Cooperative Extension Office in North Haverhill. Whether you have an existing flock or are thinking of raising chickens for the first time, join Agricultural Resources Extension Educator Heather Bryant to learn more about poultry housing needs, coop designs, poultry health, feed requirements, broil-


CAB premiums at seven-year high

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Biannual packer survey shows cumulative contribution at $352 million Demand for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand surged higher in 2011, which helps explain a 40 percent jump in packer-reported CAB grid premiums. Licensed packers paid owners of CAB-accepted finished cattle $32.3 million last year, compared to almost $23 million in 2010, according to February reports. That does not include related premiums paid for Choice and Prime grades. The news ended a general downtrend in annual grid premiums for the brand from the historical

high of nearly $37 million in 2002. CAB volume had gained more than 40 percent over the eight years and premiums often decline in the face of more supply. However, during those years, the value added by CAB was becoming relatively more important in comparison to the weakening premium for USDA Choice over Select beef. The latest fed-cattle premium spike is supported by what happened on the boxed beef side. “A simple average across five middle-meat items — the rib, strip, tender, butt and short loin — shows that the CAB product premium in 2011 jumped roughly 20 per-

cent over 2010,” said industry analyst Julian Leopold, of Leopold Foods. That was after a “pretty flat” period for CAB premiums following the 2008 crash in the overall economy, he says. “It looks like demand is picking back up though, and likely at restaurants as well as retail. “The other side of the equation would be the volume, as the 4 percent increase in 2011 CAB sales over 2010 could have further increased the total dollar premiums in the system.” Grid premiums for CAB-accepted cattle have reached a cumulative total of $352 million, with packers paying producers about $28 million per

year for hitting that target over the past 10 years. “We’re seeing the premium nature of our brand on both the product and cattle side of the industry, with rewards to all of the stakeholders and partners who are committed to quality,” said Certified Angus Beef LLC President John Stika. “The investment and focus in taking the high road above commodity beef pays off with more and more satisfied customers.” The numbers come from a “Here’s the Premium” project that has surveyed packers on annual CAB grid premiums paid since 1998. They report total dollars but not volume of grid cattle bought,

FARM EQUIPMENT LIQUIDATION

DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012; TIME: 11AM LOCATION: 2983 Old Silo Rd., Passumpsic, VT 05861 DIRECTIONS: Exit 20 off I-91 take right to Passumpsic. Turn left onto Bridge Street, go over green bridge & continue straight uphill. Approximately 1 mile, turn right onto Old Silo Road, go approximately 1 mile, auction site on right. Watch for auction signs. Due to selling the farm we have been commissioned to sell the farm equipment of Lamothe Dairy Farm. EQUIPMENT M120 Kubota 4wd tractor w/cab & A/C (2,489 hrs.); 7110 Case International 2wd tractor w/cab & A/C (3,125 hrs.); 1294 Case 2wd tractor (1,692 hrs.); 7521 Mahindra 4wd tractor w/ML275 bucket & canopy (2,000 hrs.); 2840 JD 2wd w/canopy (8,000 hrs.); 440B JD skidder w/tire chains; 1600 Bobcat articulating loader; 3975 JD chopper w/2 row corn head & grass head; 85 Deutz-Allis 4-row corn planter w/dry & liquid Fertilizer tanks & corn plates; 3pth Kuhn GMD 7000 9’ disc mower; Kuhn GA 4120 TH rake; 315 Gehl Scavenger II side slinger manure spreader (needs belly work); 220 Luck Now mixer wagon for parts; 8’ York rake; 3pth 8’ Brillion grass seeder; 3pth fertilizer spreader; 14” Kverneland-Stenomat 3-bottom plow; 25’ 8” grain auger w/motor; 15’ Bush Hog harrows; 6’ Bush Hog; 1979 7000 GMC 15’ dump body truck; 1978 DM300 Mack 10 wheel w/14’ dump body (both in good shape); Bobcat lags for skid steer; 10 fiberglass calf hutches w/gating.

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and individual data remains confidential. The trust and integrity built into the CAB program may limit the precision of reporting on price signals, but that’s more of a problem for USDA’s Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) system. Its “Five-Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle - Premiums and Discounts Report” shows a weekly CAB grid premium, but that reflects only the narrowly defined 15 percent of value-based marketing that is “negotiated,” and does not include formula grids that pay higher CAB premiums. MPR Supervisor Brittany Koop admits several “challenges” may lead to understated figures. Packers report intentions rather than actual records, so auditing is

difficult. Even if they offer several grids, packers can list only one expected CAB premium, and Koop notes it is not in a packer’s best interest to report a higher price. Weighted averages only consider total plant volume, not CAB volume, and volume cannot be assigned to grid data. Finally, USDA confidentiality rules keep many grid transactions sealed. Based on published grids connected with several packers, the upper range of available CAB premium last year was more than $5 per hundredweight (/cwt.) in the Plains area. Yet, despite the 40 percent hike in total reported grid premiums to CAB, USDA reported only a 6-cent move in CAB grid premium, to $2.84/cwt.

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Dairy products production On March 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the January 2012 Dairy Products production report. According to the re-

port, butter production continues to expand, reporting monthly production of 180.6 million pounds, 8.5 percent more than the same

month last year, and 9.0 percent more than December 2011. Total cheese, excluding cottage cheese, reported production of 912.3 mil-

lion pounds, an increase 2.9 percent from last year, but 1.9 percent below last month. Of cheese types, American and Italian cheeses both

reported increases year over year. American cheese had a reported 370.6 million pounds of production, 3.1 percent above last year and Ital-

ian cheese reported production at 397.2 million pounds, 2.3 percent above last year. Source: Friday Facts, March 2

ported to CAB by packers

indicates grid premiums have returned to the market in a big way. While it took 20 years to reach an estimated cumulative total of $3 million paid, the 14 years since then have been rewarding for Angus producers who focus on quality. Premiums have been up and down, but among the top four CAB packers, last year’s total was either the second-, third- or fourth-highest annual CAB grid outlay ever. Urner Barry reporter A.J. Munger says higher CAB grid premiums paid

last year are likely due to the sharp increase in wholesale demand for premium Choice beef, “with the continued expansion of branded programs, particularly the CAB brand.” A retail demand shift from Select to premium Choice was obvious by late summer. “That increased the competition for highergrading market-ready cattle,” Munger says, which would be enough to increase premiums. On top of that, however, the shift coincided with a fall-off in quality grades,

thus limiting total available supplies, he adds. What will 2012 bring? It was off to a strong start with even the USDA report showing a weekly weighted CAB grid premium of $8 in January. “Of course that could be seasonal and it is way too early to talk about a trend for the year,” said Kansas State University economist Ted Schroeder. There is much volatility and uncertainty in the market, with severely negative packer margins. But with all beef priced at historic highs, a trigger level may turn consumers toward either higher quality beef for a little more premium or away from beef toward other proteins.

“We also know that not all cattle qualifying for CAB receive a grid premium,” Schroeder said. “Many are sold in ways that return a commodity price to the seller, but enable the packer to capture CAB premiums for the beef.” The big jump in reported CAB grid premiums for 2011, when USDA’s MPR system showed little change, suggests a lot more CAB-qualifying cattle were sold on a valuebased formula or grid last year. “That says if you want in on the higher CAB premiums, you should look at selling your cattle on a valuebased grid that pays a competitive rate for those that qualify,” he added.

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Aprill 14th,, 2012 Tractorss and d Largee AG G Itemss willl selll starting g att 1:30 0 PM. We invite you to attend and enjoy a day with us at an Old Fashioned Country Auction!

Tractors: IH H Tractorr 444, like new, restored. JD 2010-D Row Crop, 3pt, rollomatic, JD 1010G 3pt, toplink and w/ JD loader hyd. JD B Cyclone Restored, new tires rollomatic & D 45. Remotes, Fordd 8N in average cond. Fordd 8N restored ex. cond w/new tires. Late AC WD Farmalll Cub w/Hyd, Sickle bar, 4' snow plow, one bottom plow. IH Cub sized ground drive manure spreader, Oliverr OC-3 crawler, narrow gauge, runs, excellent bottoms. FARM M EQUIPMENT: Bushogg 3 pt (4) Pin wheel rake, never used. AC 2 row corn planter m cultipacker 9'. N snap coupler w/ fertilizer. Dunham Cultimulcher 8' real nice! Dunham Holland model 451, 7' 3 pt sickle bar mower like new, (2) Orchard sprayers late model, Irrigation pump w/ engine on wheels, Generacc 20,000 watt generator w/ liquid cooled engine.Pair of 7000 # trailer axles,2008 NH 575 baler,kicker,hyd tension,hyd swing. Jaegger irrigation pump 6" w/ 6 cylinder gas motor. Older 6" irrigation pump w/ Chrysler motor. 3pt PTO fertilizer spinner w/ wooden box. Handy Sprayer model 2655 6 cylinder diesel, runs good. IH front mount 6 1/2' blade, Johnn Bean S.M.C. sprayer with Wisconsin engine. Old sprayer w/ pto pump. 3pt windrower for grapes. 5 ton 2 wheel lime spreader, Century Sprayer 3pt 125 gallon tank w/ pto pump. New & Used 3pt hitch equipment. Misc tractor parts, weights etc. too numerous to mention. CONSTRUCTION N & INDUSTRIAL: 2003 JCB 280 4x4 Backhoe, drives like new. Ditch Witch. Curtis Sander & Salt machine 1 1/2 yard, good condition. Hyd Boom with bucket Active Machine model W18lmax with gas Brigggss & Stratton motor, 16hp, 15' lift. IH 500-c Bulldozer 3 cylinder, diesel with blade. VEHICLES: 94 Chevy 1500 PU 4x4 new engine, 36,000 miles, good condition with snowplow. 1970 BMW motorcycle R65LS, 42,000 miles parked for last 20 years, in heated basement since 1992. 2007 Haulmark 14' tandem axle enclosed van trailer, like new. 1970 Ford Flatbed truck F500, 12ft body, runs good. LAWN N AND D GARDEN: JD 70 garden tractor exc. cond restored w/ rear wts, Ford 1700 4x4 Diesel Tractor, Fordd 5ft 3 Point bush hog, Ecollinee "1988" 24,000 lb Trailer, Pintle hitch electric brakes baevertail & ramps. LESCO walk behind mower 48" good condition. Misc tools; blowers, weed wackers, snows blowers. Leaf Blower. NURSERY Y & COMMODITIES: Assorted flowering trees. Cherry, Crab Apple, Plum, Sugar Maple,White Birch, Evergreens, Spruce, Pine.Assortment of small containers of Evergreens, Spruce & more! We anticipate our usual run of shrubs, trees & nursery stock. MISC:: Full trailer load of SHOP TOOL items from local shop, welders torches etc!! .213.6x28 tires & rims. 100 pieces of pipe 24' long 5 & 6" aluminum. 4 new 7.50x20 tires, highway tread. All kinds of lumber, fence posts etc. Assortment of old milk cans. Tables. Office chairs.Amish built Turkey Calls and other handcrafted items. ESTATEE OFF LOCALL CABINET T BUILDER; contractor's tools & hardware supplies (all labeled). Bolts, screws, brass screws, nails, colored nails, staples, all kinds of electric & plumbing supplies new & used, all in bins & boxes. Lots of woodworking tools, electric tools,saws,drills,routers,chop saw,drill press,right angle grinders,drill bits (boxes).Torque bits too numerous to mention. Complete set of tile equipment tools. Hand tools, saw horses, antique ice cutter, auger for ice fishing, railroad lanterns, aluminum 10ft row boat with oars & seat, motor battery. Books, clock making, framing hinges, electrical supplies (breakers, switches etc) multiples of every tool. Hitachi chop saw, Dayton 14" drill press, bench grinder. NO JUNK,, NO O WORN N OUTT TIRESS AND D NO O FUELL TANKSS OFF ANY Y KIND If you need transportation of items contact Don for Rates and scheduling. Loader and crew will be onsite for two weeks before the auction Please call ahead to Dons cell for appointments at earlier times. Items will be accepted till sundown April the 12th. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND BRINGING YOUR ITEMS IN EARLY FOR BETTER PLACEMENT DELIVERY'S ON FRIDAY THE 13TH REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT GREAT FOOD BY BETTY AND FRIENDS!! • AMPLE PARKING, COMFORT STATIONS

Leaman Auctions Ltd. AY002063 AUCTIONZIP.COM AND USE ID# 3721 J. Edward Leaman 610-662-8149 Leamanauctions.com 329 Breneman Rd.,Willow Street, PA 17584 717-464-1128 office or FAX to 717-464-4130

WEEKLY SALES EVERY MONDAY HOSKING SALES - FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK Weekly Sales Every Monday 12:30 Produce, Misc. & small animals; 1:00 Dairy; **We will now sell lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves and cull beef approx. 5:00-5:30PM. Help us increase our volume - thus making a better market for everyone. **We are Independent Marketers - working 24/7 to increase your bottom line. Take advantage of our low commission rates. Competitive marketing is the way to go. Monday, Mar. 5th sale - cull ave. .70, Top cow .88 wt. 1727 $1519.76, Bulls/Steers top $1.01 wt. 1679 $1695.79, bull calves top $2.35, heifer calves top $1.50. Monday, March 12th - Monthly Heifer Sale. Group of Springing Heifers from one farm. Few Springers from one farm. Special for this sale: 50 - 7' Locust post sell. Friday, March 16th - on the Farm. Andover, NJ. 11:00AM - Mooney Farms Complete Dairy Dispersal. 180 Hi-Grade Holsteins. 90 Milking age, 90 Heifers - All AI sired. This is a well bred year around herd cattle in all stages of lactation with cows milking well over 100#/day. Worth the trip!! Monday, March 19th - Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Monday, March 26th - Note we will start this sale at 10AM due to the amount of small animals. Special Holiday Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Note this date is the last week of March. Call for advertising your group it makes a difference. Monday, April 2nd - Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Friday, April 6th - 11:30AM Spring Premier All Breed Sale. Selections are underway. Accepting registered high quality cattle give us a call, Join in the Excitement - the boys are getting the really good ones- the best lineup we've ever had, join the outstanding herds that are participating Merrilea, Rolling View, Oakfield Corners, Liddleholm, Lylehaven, Spruce-Haven, Muranda, Midas-Touch, Fantasy-Found, Co-Vista, Boanco, Sco-Li, Hills Valley, Dublin Hills, Osborns, Evans, Empire Farm, Wisner Farms, Lundy, Lincoln Hill, Lawton's Jerseys, Pineyvale, Posthaven, Dairysmith, Elm Spring, Carpsdale, Woodmansee, Lismore Dairy, Marshman, Locust-Vale, Blue-Gene- the list is growing rapidly. We will have it all - Great Individuals, many Generations of VG & EX, Red & White, Milk, Show type (Many will be entered in NY Spring show), Genomics and most importantly commercially sound cattle with great earning potential. Watch website for updated sale highlights. Saturday, April 21st - 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. Saturday, April 28th - Sale held on Farm. Otego, NY. 11:00 AM. Gretna Acres Registered Brown Swiss Complete Dispersal. 100 Head sell. This is a long established breeding herd (50 years) DHI tested, AI sired. Regular herd health program. LOOKING TO HAVE A FARM SALE OR JUST SELL A FEW - GIVE US A CALL. **Trucking Assistance - Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on our Web-Site. Call to advertise in any of these sales it makes a difference. Directions: Former Welch Livestock 6096 NYS Rt. 8, 30 miles South of Utica & 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY. www.hoskingsales.com Call today with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

607-699-3637 or 607-847-8800 cell: 607-972-1770 or 1771

ADVANCE NOTICE:

FLOODS ANNUAL MACHINERY SALE ED FLOOD 518-638-8580

ON SAT., MARCH 31, 2012 AT 10:00 AM SHARP Rte. 22, Amenia, NY

Call With Your Consignments P ine e Plains s FFA

20th h ANNUAL

FARM M TOY SHOW and

AUCTION

Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Route 199 Pine Plains, N.Y.

S at.,, March h 17,, 2012 9:00 0 am m - 2:00 0 pm AUCTION N starts s att 2:00 Consignmentt & Donations s are e welcome Auction limited to approximately 100 quality items

0 A dmission n $3.00 Door Prizes!!!

(Children under 5 FREE!)

Lunch will be available

P edall Tractorr Pulll 12:00 0 pm Prizes s Awarded!!

18th h EDITION N SHOW W TRACTOR R AVAILABLE CASE E 1175

For Further Information Contact: John Boadle (845) 868-7515

March 12, 2012 • COUNTRY FOLKS New England • Section A - Page 25

WE ARE ACCEPTING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS LOOKS TO BE AN INTERESTING LINE UP FOR THIS YEAR'S AUCTION WE EXPECT TO HAVE OUR USUAL RUN OF 3 PT EQUIPMENT, HAY EQUIPMENT TRACTOR PARTS AND COLLECTABLE AG RELATED ITEMS!


U.S. agriculture needs a farm bill now WASHINGTON, D.C. — “We must work to pass a farm bill in 2012 because our nation’s farmers and ranchers deserve a measure of certainty. Farmers require a safety net that works effectively, and they need access to tools that help them be good stewards of our natural resources,” said Jon Scholl, President of American Farmland

Trust (AFT). “Those people less fortunate during these economic times deserve a helping hand so they don’t go hungry, while our nation as a whole needs the security which effective food policies and programs can bring.” American Farmland Trust and over 60 organizations have sent a letter echoing Scholl’s comments to the Senate

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Applications for NRCS Organic Initiative due March 30 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds potential applicants to contact their local NRCS office soon to find out if they are eligible for the agency’s Organic Initiative. Applications for this second ranking period of 2012 are due at NRCS offices by close of business on March 30. The NRCS Office Locator is available a t http://go.usa.gov/Uo8. NRCS has financial and technical assistance available to certified organic producers, those who want to make the transition to organic production and producers who sell less than $5,000 in organic products annually. Part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Organic Initiative offers a wide array of conservation practices specifically designed for organic production. Practices will help the select-

ed applicants meet many requirements of their USDA Organic System Plans and stay in compliance with USDA’s National Organic Program. The top five Organic Initiative conservation practices are cover crops, nutrient and pest management, seasonal high tunnels, crop rotation, and fencing. Changes for the 2012 signups include three ranking periods for current and transitioning producers; a threshold ranking score that can speed up approval for qualified applicants; required conservation practices that promote the consistent use of those practices; and an expanded list of conservation activity plans. Learn more about the Organic Initiative at http://go.usa.gov/Uo9 and find out about other NRCS initiatives and programs at http://go.usa.gov/UoX.

Middlesex Livestock Auction

LAMB & GOAT SALE 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455

Sat. March 31 - 9 am to 2 pm & Sun. April 1 - 9 am to 12 Noon This sale will have over 250 lambs, goats, kid goats, and sheep to choose from. Come and pick out the goats or lambs of your choice. No need to wait for sale day! Avoid the hustle and bustle of a Monday sale and take your time in picking out one or more. These lambs and goats will be straight off the farm! Come pick out the highest quality lambs and goats for pets, breeding or the freezer! No buyer's premium! Cash or check Mastercard and Visa with a 3% surcharge.

For more information call Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Res. 860-346-8550 Sale Barn 860-349-3204 email sscirpo35@comcast.net

and House leadership of the agriculture committees. “We, the undersigned, have heard calls for an extension of current law. We ask you to reject these calls for delay and aggressively act to ensure that a new, comprehensive bill is passed this year,” states the letter. “A temporary extension of current policy creates tremendous uncertainty...” In the difficult fiscal climate, Scholl notes, “It is unclear exactly what

budget cuts will be made and the implications for farms, farmland and food, but it’s perfectly clear that agriculture will have to do more with less.” This spring, however, agriculture has an opportunity for better policies and programs. “I believe this farm bill can be transformational. Our country must make big decisions about the nature of government and how it will spend our money, and agricul-

ture and food policy will be no exception,” said Scholl. “I am excited about the prospects for getting one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will consider this year done. Protecting farm and ranch land and keeping farmers on

their land; providing healthy and safe food; and addressing environmental concerns are the top priorities of a majority of Americans — priorities that we believe can be a part of a farm bill this year,” Scholl concludes.

LARGE UNRESERVED INVENTORY REDUCTION AUCTION R EQUIPMENTT LTD.. & PODOLINSKYY FARM M EQUIPMENT For CROSSROADSS EQUIPMENTT LTD. including additions from PREMIER LTD.. featuring an excellent selection of approximately 35 tractors, 15 skid steers, 3 mini-excavators, backhoe, 40 lawn tractors, gators, Kubota RTV, farm equipment & miscellaneous. Auction held at Crossroad Equipment's location at Fire #66 Highway #52. South of Jerseyville, ON, just off Highway 403. Exit 55, 1/2km north.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH @ 9:30AM

***Parkingg forr thee auctionn willl bee availablee att thee Ancasterr fairgroundd locatedd 1/22 km southh off High hwayy 403.. Shuttlee busess willl bee available***

!!!NO O PARKING G ATT DEALERSHIPP SITE!!! TRACTORS:: JD 6420, 2wd, 1450hrs, s/n L06420H41165; White 6175, c/w 4wd, 18 speed power shift, 4900hrs; Neww Hollandd T-5050, 4wd, cab 2355hrs; JDD 6420 4wd, cab, air; 3 (three) JD 6410's, cabs & air, 4wd; JD 6400 c/w 4wd, p. quad, 640 ldr, 4700hrs; JDD 5320 c/w 4wd, Alo 720 ldr, p. reverser, 4000hrs; JD 5220 2wd; JD 52255 2wd; JD 4440 c/w cab, air, 20.8x42's, 6800hrs; JD 6210 c/w 4wd, cab, air; JD 2355 c/w 2wd, JD 146 ldr, hi-lo, rebuilt engine; Casee IH 1896 c/w 2wd, cab, air; Ford TW25 c/w 2wd, cab, air; Fordd 7700 & cab; MFF 1085 & cab; MF 1745, 4wd, open; Deutzz 7110 c/w 4wd, cab & ldr; Ford 4610, series II; MF 2335; IHH 656 gas; Casee IH 4210 c/w 4wd, cab, air, ldr; JD 4010 c/w 4wd & mower; JD 4500 c/w 4wd & mower; MF 1040, 4wd compact c/w ldr; CIH 885; JD 1010 r.s; JD 2140 & ldr. CONSTRUCTIONN EQUIPMENT:: 2006 JDD 50D mini-ex, c/w cab, 1836hrs; 2009 JDD 27D mini-ex, c/w cab, 995hrs; 2006 JD 17D mini-ex, c/w cab, 1501hrs; 2008 Bobcat 232G mini-ex, 823hrs; 2006 Bobcat, 325G mini-ex, 1033hrs; Komatsu PC15R mini-ex, JD CT332 track machine, c/w cab, 1643hrs; 5 (five) JD CT322 track machines, c/w cabs & the hours range from 1600-1900hrs; 3 (three) JD 325 skid steers; c/w cabs & hours from 340-2075hrs; 3 (three) JD 317 skid steers, c/w cabs & hours from 640-1600hrs; JD 270 skid steer, 2300hrs; JD 2500 skid steer, 2440hrs; Cat 252B skid steer; Case 1845C skid steer; Neww Holland LX665 skid steer; JDD 310C backhoe, 4wd, cab & e-hoe; Clark 80 diesel, 8000lb forklift. FARM M EQUIPMENT: JDD 467 silage special round baler w/ net wrap; JDD 466 silage special, c/w net wrap; JD 467 silage special; JD 335 round baler; Casee IH 8420 round baler; JD 336 square baler c/w ejector; JD 935 rotary mo-co; JD 530 mo-co; JD 1560, 15' no-till drill, s/n N01560X681314, markers & caster wheel hitch; JD 7000, 6 row narrow corn planter; Casee IH 5100, 21 run seed drill; NH 1033 stak-liner bale wagon; Fransgard SR3200P rake; Hesstton 1150 haybine; JDD 3600, 6 fur 18" trail plow; JD 2600, 4 fur adjustable semi-mt plow; NHH 679 tandem manure spreader; JD 145 ldr; JDD 24'' modell 960, "S" tyne hydraulic fold cult; JD "C" tyne, 181/2' cult; Mohawk, 10' chisel plow; CIHH modell 4500, 181/2' vibra shank cult; Stolll R335 rake; JD 4'' modell 205 mower; NH 254, 3pth tedder; White 6 row air planter, c/w Market cross auger; JD MX7 HD mower; Woodss 72" mower; 500 gallon, 3pth spray caddy; 7' & 6' Mott mowers; 20.8x42 T-rail duals; Horst 7' power angle blade to fit Alo ldr; Curtis 4 way power blade to fit compact; New 9" 3pth post hole digger; Horst bale grab attachment; 6' 3pth blade; JD 84" bucket; 3pth cult; bale spears; JD bumper guards; mini-ex backhoe buckets; buckets; tires; JD front fenders, etc. etc. etc. CONSUMERR PRODUCTS:: JD 6x44 gator, gas & hydraulic dump; Kubota RTV900 c/w 4wd, hydraulic dump; JD electric turf gator c/w charger; JD 455 diesel, AWS & 54" mower; JD 455, ps & 60" mower; JDD X5400 & mower; JD X485, gas, AWS; JD GX345, ps; JD 345, ps; JD X300; 3 (three) JD LT1880's, one with bagger; JD LX255; 2 (two) JD 185; JD LX288; JD LX186; JD L-110 & bagger; Neww Holland MZ18H; Honda 4518 & bagger; JD 105; JD 180; JD GT262; JD F725 front mount, c/w bagger; JD F925 front mount; Snapper 1621; Ezgo golf cart; JD RX95; JD GS45 commercial, 48" walk behind; JD GS30, 36" walk behind; JD TC7H17 hydro walk behind; Walker 26hp, c/w grass catcher; Cubb Cadet 3184 & blower; Husqvarnna YTH2148; Mastercraft 14.5hp; Yardman 15.5hp; JD Sabre 14.5hp (parts); JD LT180 (parts); Murray 13.5hp; JD SXT 38 (parts); Craftsman 17hp; Snapper 1650; Berco 2 stage, front mount blower; Tooro 826 snow blower; Goosen tow behind vacuum; Kubota T2740, 2 stage front mt blower; Honda 8hp rear tyne tiller.

Internett biddingg availablee by:: www.proxibid.com m PLEASEE NOTE: This is a very large UNRESERVED AUCTION! Crossroads Equipment is reducing their inventory along with some additions from Premier Equipment & Podolinsky Equipment. An excellent offering, something for everyone. Plan to attend as this is THE auction of spring. Don't forget to park at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Shuttle service will be provided! TERMS: Cash or good check day of sale. Pre-approved financing can be provided by FCC or JD Finance. Owners and auctioneers are not responsible for accidents. Any verbal announcements take precedence over any written matter. List is subject to additions & deletions. Visitt Proxibid'ss websitee forr photoss & too register:: www.proxibid.com

PROPRIETORS:: CROSSROADS EQUIPMENT LTD. FOR INFO CALL DON: 905-648-8001 AUCTIONEER:: TOM HAMULECKI Office: 519-424-9993 Cell: 519-421-6957


PO BOX 24 • 301 E. FREDERICK • MILFORD, IL 60953

OFFICE: 815-889-4191 FAX: 815-889-5365 www.mowreyauction.com

MARCH 21, 2012 8:00 A.M.

FARMER CLOSEOUT, GOOD FARMS CONTACT JIM FOR MORE INFO (815) 471-9610 '06 JD 8230 MFWD #P001186, 1828 HRS 18.4-46 W/DUALS 3PT PTO PS 4HYD FRT WTS ACTIVE SEAT '07 JD 9230 #P001211, 1475 HRS 3PT PTO HID LIGHTS ACTIVE SEAT 4HYD PS 18.4-46 DUALS '01 JD 9750 COMBINE #690848, 3400/2400 HRS CTM 2WD 20.8-38 DUALS BIN EXT GS W/DISPLAY & GLOBE SINGLE PT '04 JD 1293 CORNHEAD #706085, HYD DECK PLATES KNIFE ROLLS CTM UNVERFERTH HT30 HEAD TRAILER #51540576, "LIKE NEW" NOTE: ALL EQUIPMENT SHEDDED AND WELL-CARED FOR

FARMER CLOSEOUT #2 2 - JD 644 CORNHEAD CIH 900 12R PLANTER, INSECT MONITOR HARROGATOR 3 - CIH 710 5X16 PLOW CIH 710 6X PLOW CIH 38' F. CULT MC GRAIN DRYER 600B10 #16955 CIH MULCHER DAVIS 3PT BACKHOE PULL SPRAYER, 40' BOOM J&M WAGON KILLBROS WAGON AUGER, 50' 10" 2 - CIH 133 8R F. CULT JD 400 30' FLATFOLD ROTARY HOE COMBINES '11 JD 9870 #740655, 636/387 HRS CM 20.8-42 DUALS 28L26 4WD AUTO STEER MAUER BIN EXT HICAP LONG UNLD EXT WEAR "V-NICE" '04 JD 9760 #S707079, 4WD CHOP DUALS SPREADER CM 1530HR 4WD "NICE" '05 JD 9660 STS #711809, DUALS LL CHOP GS BIN EXT '00 JD 9650W #685661, 2680/1980HR 20.8-38 DUALS CHOP CHAFF SPREADER GS Y&M W/DISPLAY '00 JD 9650 #686281, STS LL CHOP 30.5-32 2WD 20' UNLOAD '98 JD 9610 #678711, 18.4-38 DUALS 2WD 2-CHAFF CHOP 20' UNLD GS Y&M 3740/2518HR '97 JD 9600 #672949, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP MAUER BIN EXT 3350/2450HR "NICE" '95 JD 9600 #661982, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP CHAFF SP 20' UNLD 3755/2753 '91 JD 9600 #640630, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP 20' UNLD 4496/3109 HRS "VERY NICE" '90 JD 9600, 3900/2700 HRS 2WD DUALS "SHARP" '04 JD 9560 #S705539, STS 4X4 2393/1626HR FA SINGLE 38" DUALS CHOPPER '06 JD 9560 #715652, STS DUALS CM '01 JD 9550 #690788, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP CM '00 JD 9550 #685879, CM 2644/1789 24.5-32 2WD '98 JD 9510 #675688, SH 30.5-32 2WD CHOP GS Y&M 3100/2100 "EXC" '98 JD 9510 #675541, SH NEW 24.5-32 4X4 CHOP GS Y&M W/DISPLAY "LOTS OF NEW PARTS" '98 JD 9510 #675865, 30.5-32 CHOP 3601/2684 '96 JD 9500 #665585, SH '91 JD 9500 #642298, 30.5-32R2 2WD CHOP SHOWING 1410/845 ON 10 SERIES TACH JD 7720 #413379, 3024 HRS 30.5-32 '87 JD 6620 #820423, TITAN II 3400HR '86 JD 6620 #X615644, 3736 HRS 30.5-32 '85 JD 6620 #615592, TITAN II SH '83 JD 6620 #552417, 2WD CHOP 24.5-32 '09 CIH 7088 #Y8G000272, 1469/1030 TRACKER RT CHOP 2SPD FEEDER HOUSE 4WD PRO 600 MONITOR 900-32 TIRES ELEC BIN EXT LEATHER SEAT '06 CIH 2388 #293029, 2706/1913 4WD STADDLE DUALS FIELD TRACKER SILENCER KIT IN FEEDER HOUSE NEW ROTOR GEAR BOX YIELD MONITOR W/MANUAL '03 CIH 2388 #273705, 3660/2838HR RT CHOP 30.5 AFS AG LDR Y&M W/PRO 600 AFS MONITOR 2WD 2SP HYDRO "VERY NICE" '02 CIH 2388 #271617, 800R32 2WD RT FT CHOP AG LDR Y&M W/PRO 600 MONITOR 3220/3212 "VERY NICE" CIH 2366 #184744, HILLCO RT 800/65R32 CIH AFS W/DISP 2WD SPEC ROTOR CIH 2188 #195476, 3245/2244 20.8R42 W/DUALS CHOP CIH 2166 #180745, 24.5-32 RT CHOP '96 CIH 2144 #172791, 24.5-32 3731/2882 '90 CIH 1680 #JJC0048565, 76-50-32 600X28 4X4 SPEC ROTOR AG LDR Y&M W/DISP "V-NICE" '93 CIH 1666 #106071, CHOPPER 30.5-32 Y&M MON '90 CIH 1660 #JJC0041325, 24.5-32 RT CHOP 2WD 3237HR AG LEADER MONITOR IH 1440 #021439, RT '96 NH TR87 #557135, 24.5-32 2WD CHOP AG LDR Y&M W/DISPLAY ELEC STONE DOOR 2790/2020HR "VERY NICE" MASSEY 540 #39-01291, 18.4-26 GEAR DIESEL TILLAGE JD 1010 F CULT, 28' '97 JD 980 F CULT #7078, 32' 5 BAR JD 980 #X010679, 27' 3 BAR COIL JD 960 F. CULT, 42', 32', 30', 28' JD 940 21' F. CULT '02 JD 726 MULCH FINISHER, 27.5' W/30' ROLLER BASKET JD 726 #1998, 28' 5 BAR SPIKE JD 712 DISC CHISEL

'11 JD 637 DISC, 35' "LIKE NEW" JD 550 MULCHMASTER, 24' JD 512 DISC RIPPER, 5X, 7X, 9X JD 12R CULT, S-TINE JD 8' DISC, RWA '08 CIH 5200 TOOLBAR, 13X SUPER COOLER "VERY NICE" CIH 4300 F CULT, 30' SPIKE CIH 496 22' DISC IH 490, 25', 24' CIH 470 DISC 15' CIH 415 CULTIMULCHER, 25' "EXC COND" '10 CIH 370 DISC #21090, RF CRUMBLER "EXC COND" CIH 370 DISC 14' CIH RMX 340 DISC, 25' 2 - CIH 330, VERTICAL TILLAGE TOOL W/25' ROLLING BASKET YETTER 4421 HOE WHITE 435 DISC CHISEL, 11X "NICE" UNVERFERTH 220 ROLLING HARROW "EXC" SUNFLOWER 6332-23 #6398-024, 7 BAR SPIKE HARROW SUNFLOWER 6332 MULCH FINISHER #6396-171 ROME WING DISC, 25' OLIVER 271, 22' RF MCFARLAND 25' HARROW 7 BAR M&W 2500 EARTHMASTER, 11X LANDOLL TO THE MAX 32' KRAUSE 4960 28' RF DISC KRAUSE 4100 SOIL FINISHER 33' KRAUSE 4100 F.CULT W/HARROW, 26" 2 - KEWANEE 1010 DISC "VERY SHARP" KEWANEE 12' CULTIMULCHER GLENCOE 28' F CULT #892, HARROW GLENCOE 13X SOIL SAVER DMI 32' F CULT W/COIL "VERY NICE" DMI 45', 30' CRUMBLERS DISC HARROW 2424, 2422 BUSH HOG 9X CHISEL BRILLION XL-144 PACKER #164795, 32' '08 BRILLION XLD144 ROLLER, "LIKE NEW" BRILLION X108 #155284, 25' X-FOLD CROW FOOT BRILLION 32' X-FOLD #16732 2 - BRILLION 30' #171468, X-FOLD BRILLION #154079, 28' X-FOLD BRILLION PACKER #164916, 27' X-FOLD BRILLION 25' MULCHER #160223 BRILLION MULCHER, 24' "SHARP" BRILLION 21' MULCHER BRILLION 12' MULCHER BRENT 7X RIPPER, 7.0 EARTHQUAKE PLANTERS/DRILLS JD 8300 18 DRILL W/GS JD 8250 DRILL W/GS JD 7200 #302855, 12R WING FOLD NT COMBOS "VERY NICE" JD 7200 #102322, 6R30 DRY FERT FINGER PICK-UP "V-NICE" JD 7000, 6X LIQ JD 7000 8R JD 7000 6-30 DRY FERT '07 JD 1890 #720164, 1910 310BU COMMODITY CART 42' 7.5" SPACING HAUKOS MARKERS SELF FILL AUGER '00 JD 1860 #685280, 36' MARKERS 42' 7.5" SPACING HAUKOS MARKERS GANDY AIR SEEDER '96 JD 1780 #665296, 12-23 VAC NT HD SPRING 3BU BOXES '09 JD 1780 #R730189, 6-11 NT HD SPRINGS W/350 MONITOR LESS THAN 1500@ '02 JD 1770 PLANTER #695274, 16-30 VAC NT HD SPRINGS 1.6 W/EXT INSECT W/MON JD 1530, 20' W/1570 CADDY NT '95 JD 750 #H106417, NT 20' 2PT MARKERS JD 750 #22373, NT 20' MARKERS 2PT HITCH JD 750 #21337, 20' NT MARKERS 2PT 7.5 SPACING JD 750 DRILL #16970, 15' JD 730 AIR SEEDER, 24' 7.5" SPAC 2 - JD 455, 7.5" SPAC DRY FERT, 25', 30' IH 5100 DRILL 18X7 WHITE 5100, 8R36 DRY FERT '09 KINZE 3800 #755212, 36R30 5500 ACRES LIQ FERT TANK CCS-ADS SYSTEM MARKERS W/MARKERS "VERY NICE" '07 KINZE 3700, 24R NT 5000@ 1.6BU BOXES W/EXT 1-OWNER "VERY NICE" '06 KINZE 3700 #750855, 36R20 NT MONITOR '03 KINZE 3700 #750595, 24R30 '02 KINZE 3700 #750354, 24R30 '09 KINZE 3660 #660066, NT COMBOS 16-31 LIQ FERT KEATON FIRMERS "EXC COND" '06 KINZE 3600 #619930, 16-31 NT '03 KINZE 3600, 16R30 NT LIQ FERT "NICE"

KINZE 3600, 16-31 3 - '07 KINZE 3500, 8/15 SPLITTER LIQ FERT NT '96 KINZE 2600 #610715, 16-31 NT GP 2420 DRILL, 24' 3PT GP 2410 NT DRILL GP 2020 3PT DRILL #5453B, "EXC COND" GP 20' DRILL W/AUGER, REMLINGER FILL '95 GP 15' DRILL, NT "SHARP" CORN HEADS JD 643 #474035, OIL BATH '09 JD 608C #730475, CHOPPING 2 - JD 444 3 - CIH 1083 3 - CIH 1063 3 - IH 863 MASSEY 1163 #113437 '11 GERINGHOFF, 12R HYD FOLDING CHOPPING '04 CHALLENGER 1230, HYD GRAIN HEADS SEVERAL JD 930, 925, 922, 920, 915 HEADS '89 JD 924F #631774 SEVERAL JD 635, 630, 625 HEADS JD 620F #F705665 3 - JD 216F CIH 2020 #21666, 35', 25' SEVERAL CIH 1020 HEADS - 15', 16.5', 17.5', 20', 25' & 30' CIH 820, 13' FORAGE

JD 930 MOCO 2 - JD 568 BALER, MEGA WIDE JD 535 BALER, KICKER "VERY NICE" JD 346 BALER NH 575, 316, 315 SQ BALERS, WIRE TIE 2 - MC 2408, 20' MC 12' STALK CHOPPER GEHL 2880, 1800 RD BALER GEHL 135 GRINDER ARTSWAY 475 GRINDER W/SCALES WAGONS/GRAIN CARTS JD 1210A CART JD 500 CART UNVERFERTH 5000 CART SEVERAL GRAVITY WAGONS KILLBROS 1150 #D46520139 3 - KINZE 840 CART W/ROLL TARPS "V-NICE" KINZE 640 CART, SCALES KILLBROS 490 CART, 66X43 FLOATERS 2 - J&M 750 #574006, 24.5-32 FRONTIER GC-1108 #401004, SCALES EZ TRAIL 500 GRAIN CART BRENT 1080 CART, W/TARP BRENT 782 CART BRENT 774 CART W/DUALS & TARP BRENT 674 CART INDUSTRIAL JD 310G TLB #895909, 4WD CAH EXT HOE 4N1 BKT 3035 HRS CASE 1840 SK STEER, 900HR "VERY NICE" IH 250A #101611, DIESEL LDR ROPS 2HYD 1PTO TCM FORKLIFT REYNOLDS 5YD DIRT SCRAPER NH LW90 #601301, 17X5X25 CAH QK ATT BKT 4880 1OWNER "VERY NICE" MF 30 BACKHOE, LDR 6092HR MANITOU FORKLIFT, ALL TERRAIN DIESEL 4X4 527HR FNH 655D #A432714, 4X4 TLB A/C CAB EXT HOE 3200 HRS "VERY NICE" FIAT ALLIS 545B WH LDR, 4N1 BKT BOBCAT 753 SK LOADER MISCELLANEOUS JD 725 LOADER '07 CIH 3320 SPRAYER #21587, PATRIOT 2766HR 380/85R46 VIPER II CONTROLLER AIM COMMAND SYSTEM CASE TRIMBLE LIGHT BAR 90' BOOM CIH 2350 LOADER '02 CIH SPX4260 WILMAR EAGLE SPRAYER, 2386 HRS 90' BOOM AG LDR W/DISP 1000 GAL SS FOAM 380/90R46 2 - WILMAR DRY FERT SPREADER TOP AIR 1100 SPRAYER, 1000 GAL 80' BOOM TOP AIR 550 SPRAYER, 500 GAL SPRAYER SPECIALTY PULL SPRAYER, 60' BOOM RED DEVIL 9664H SNOW BLOWER SOUND GUARD CAB OFF JD NI 354 TANDEM MANURE SPREADER NI MANURE SPREADER, GROUND DRIVE NH 795 MANURE SPREADER

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NH 514 MANURE SPREADER SEVERAL LOADER BUCKETS 5' KOYKER 645 LOADER HI CAP GRAIN CLEANER GRAIN CLEANER FC 2080 "LIKE NEW" EZ TRAIL HEAD HAULER, 31', 26', 21' DMI APPLICATOR, 11X "V-NICE" DEGELMAN DOZER BLADE, 4 WAY BLADE MFWD BRADCO BACKHOE ATTACHMENT BLUMHART 1000 GAL SPRAYER BESTWAY SPRAYER, FIELD PRO 11 BBI TANDEM LIME SPREADER, 32" CHAIN "VERY NICE" G6000 AG BAGGER ANHYDROUS RUNNING GEAR TITLED EQUIPMENT '97 IH 4900, ALLISON AUTOMATIC 51,309 MILES '90 VOLVO SEMI TRACTOR FLATBED SEMI TRL W/3 - 2000 GAL TANKS W/GAS POWERED ENGINE 2 - '03 MAC CX613 SEMI, ENGINE E7 460 HP 640199 MILES AIR RIDE CAB 200" WHEEL BASE 42" BUNK '86 FORD 8000, SINGLE AXLE CAT 3208 ENGINE ALLISON AUTOMATIC '95 CHEVY 3500HD, DUMP TRUCK AUTOMATIC 103,862 MILES LANDOLL DOUBLE DROP TRAILER, HYD TAIL, WINCH ABSOLUTE EQUIPMENT '78 JD 8630 #007564R JD 4240 #29706, 5931 HRS 2 OWNER JD 4230, SELLS AS IS BAD TRANS JD 4020 #153813, GAS WF 3743 HRS 1 OWNER JD 3020 #64888, D NF JD 2930 #380839, AS IS BAD CLUTCH '98 CIH 8930 #86627, MFD 18.4R-42 DUALS IH 1066 #10244, 8072 HRS IH 1066, AS IS IH 856 #17845 IH 656 #7519, GAS UTILITY W/IH 2000 LOADER '07 NH TM130 #ACM288015, 10 FRT WTS 770HR MFD "LIKE NEW" NH TC35D #503770, 1305HR 4WD LDR BACKHOE ATTACH '96 FORD 7740 #05732, SLE MFD DUAL 255 LDR ROPS 4214HR SHUTTLE TRANS CAT CHALLENGER 45 #1DR00435, 24" TRACKS 4HYD 10 FRT SC WTS ALLIS 7010 TRACTOR #9650, 4311HR "VERY NICE" '98 JD 9610 #677058, 4WD LL 4238/3227HRS DUALS CHOP '96 JD 9600 #667250, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP 4429/3352 '93 JD 9600 #651651, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP 4100/3000 '82 JD 7720 #511299, 24.5-32 CIH 2188 #195222, 4280/3280 HRS 30.5-32 CHOP AFS W/DISPLAY JD 845 CULT. 12R30 2 - CIH 3900, 19' "LIKE NEW" WALKING CULTIVATOR 1R '10 GP 18' TURBO TILL HYD FOLD "V-NICE" IH 800 PLANTER 12-30 2 - JD 750 DRILL, 15' NT 1 DRILL HITCH JD 750 15' DRILL #7442, MARKERS GRASS SEED 2PT '08 JD 450, 10' GRASS SEED LIKE NEW ARTSWAY 20' STALK SHREDDER JD 68 AUGER WAGON JD F935 LAWN MOWER, DIESEL 2 - JD 350 SICKLE MOWER JD MX10 3PT MOWER #3569 "LIKE NEW" WOODS 3168 3PT 12' CUTTER NH 7' DISC MOWER M&W 20' BATWING "AS IS" BUSHOG MOWER #0655, DITCH BANK CIH 3300 SK STEER #18333 '01 CASE 580 #JJG0279638, SUPER M TLB C/W A/C CAB GEHL 2600 SKID LOADER JD 953 WAGON GEAR TRUCK FLAT BED W/TRL HITCH 1000 GAL TANK & RUNNING GEAR 500 GAL TANK & BESTWAY SPRAYER 4 - SQUEEZE PUMP GROUND DRIVEN PISTON PUMP PISTON PUMP W/SHAFT MAYRATH AUGER 35' HAGIE 284 SPRAYER, 60' BOOM 2040 HRS 13.6-28 RAVENS SPRAYER CONTROL GRAIN BINDER TALBERT 53' ALUM COMPOSITE TRAILER, 225/17.5 TIRES AIR RIDE

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TRACTORS '04 JD 9320 #31176, 4HYD BB 4899 HRS 620/70R42 DUALS PS "VERY NICE" '01 JD 9300 #H041036, 7.10-38 24SPD 3486HR DUALs 4HYD "VERY NICE" '01 JD 9200 #H040653, 24SPD BB 1400HR 20.8-42 DUALS "VERY NICE" JD 8970 #1202, 4X4 24SPD 20.8-42 7600HR 3PT DUALS 4HYD JD 8640 #5634, 3PT PTO JD 8450, 3PT PTO DUALS '10 JD 8295R #13863, PS 18.4-50 W/DUALS 4HYD 1018HR WARRANTY "SAME AS NEW" '10 JD 8270R #P009149, PS 823HR 480.80R46R W/DUALS 4HYD '02 JD 8220 #4966, 2WD 18.4-42 DUALS 7740HR '93 JD 7800 #3307, W/DUALS MFWD PQUAD JD 6410 #312274, MFWD CAH P-QUAD 18.4-30 760 HRS 1 OWNER "SAME AS NEW" JD 6300 #119658, W/JD 563 LDR W/JOYSTICK MFD JD 5510 #S152422, 18.4-26 ROPS JD 4955 #P001468, MFWD 7000HR 18.4-42 DUALS "VERY NICE" JD 4955 #P001361, MFWD 18.4-42 DUALS WTS "VERY NICE" JD 4650, MFWD DUALS WTS 3HYD PS "VERY NICE" '80 JD 4640 #016792R, CAH QUAD 18.4-38 W/10 BOLT DUALS 7758HR "VERY NICE" '78 JD 4640 #1420, W/DUALS 2WD PS JD 4630 #20694, 6936 HRS 18.4-42 QUAD NO CAB JD 4555 MFWD JD 4455 #H008477, C/A QR 1 OWNER 3HYD 4657 HRS JD 4440 #57280 JD 4320, CAB 3HYD '90 JD 4255 #H003344, 2WH 5400 HRS '85 JD 4250 #9611, 2WD QUAD '92 JD 4055 #11103, 6751 HRS MFD JD 4050 #007764, 3707 HRS MFD JD 4050 #00645, PS JD 4020 #188973, 6878 HRS JD 2150 #565032 88 CIH 7120 #3725, W/DUALS 2WD CIH 5230 #JJF1062303, MFWD NO CAB W/SELF LEVELING LDR P-SHIFT "V-NICE" IH 1486 #U18836, 5040HR 18.4-38R W/DUALS '10 CIH 535HD #Z9F117394, 3615HR 4WD WEIGHT PKG 710-70R42 4HYD '08 CIH 305 #Z8RZ07787 MFD, 18.4-46 DUALS SUSPENDED AXLE 1015 HRS CIH MX255 #2135572, MFWD 18.4-46 DUALS 4HYD FULL AUTOSTEER W/DISP 1 OWNER 2455 HRS "VERY NICE" '08 CIH 215 #Z8RZ08385 MFD, 18.4-46 DUALS 1277 HRS '08 CIH 275 #Z7RZ06872, 18.4-46 DUALS FRT DUALS FULL GUIDANCE 994 HRS CIH MX210 #JAZ134743, MFWD 18.4-46 W/DUALS 5HYD 3PTO DELCAB JD UNIVERSAL AUTO TRACK 3109HR "EXC" WHITE 2105, 18.4-38 2HYD TL VERSATILE 846 #330368, 4WD 18.4R38 W/DUALS CUMMINS ENG 4HYD 4910HR 1 OWNER "VERY NICE" KUBOTA 105S #10150, CAB 2044 HRS FORD 9700, CAH 5376 HRS FORD 445A #C702309, W/LOADER '05 CAT MT535B #P201009, CAH POWER QUAD W/LEFT REVERSER 2WD 3000HR "VERY NICE" '69 AC 220 #1243 AC 185 #14170, 3761 HRS AC 180 #N/A, W/INT LDR 4617 HRS '62 AC D19 #4335, 15.5-38 2HYD DIESEL DOES NOT RUN "AS IS"


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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, March 12 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. Group of Springing Heifers from one farm. Few Springers from one farm. Special for this sale: 50 - 7 ft. locust post sell.1 pm Dairy, followed by sheep, Lamb, Goats, Pigs & feeders. Calves & Cull beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 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. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Regular Monday schedule. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 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 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick,

Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321. Tuesday, March 13 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Consigned from Washing Co. Farmer. Overstocked sends 10 fresh hfrs., Hols. X. All have had 9 way & have been wormed. Real nice group of hfrs. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518868-2006, 800-321-3211. Wednesday, March 14 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Calf Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 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, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Thursday, March 15 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752

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• 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Our usual run of dairy cows, heifers & service bulls. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211. Friday, March 16 • On the Farm, 196 Airport Road (county 603), Andover, NJ. Mooney Farms Complete Dairy Dispersal. 180 Head sell - DHI RHA 21061 3.9 836 3.4 687. 90 milking age (59 cows milking in 1st or 2nd lactation), 22 bred heifers, balance open heifers & calves. Hi-Grade Holsteins all AI sired & bred. This is a well bred herd of cows with cows milking over 100#/day and go out everyday. Not many sales held in NJ anymore this is an opportunity to purchase cattle worth the money. This will be worth your trip. Cattle will be inoculated for shipping fever and pregnancy checked. Interstate testing will be provided after the sale to anyone who will be needing it. Catalog at ringside. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, March 17 • 1138 Rte. 318, Waterloo, NY. Third Annual Spring Equipment Auction. Large public auction selling for farmers, dealers, bank repo & construction equipment. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030

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• 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 Monday, March 19 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Dairy 1 pm followed by sheep, lamb, goat, pigs & feeders. 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 Tuesday, March 20 • North Woodstock Rd, Southbridge, MA. Foreclosure Greenhouse Farm Auction. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.com Wednesday, March 21 • 8:55 AM: Rising, MD. 3 Day Retirement Auction. Business Liquidation. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 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, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer

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FRALEY AUCTION CO. Auctioneers & Sales Managers, Licensed & Bonded 1515 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, PA 570-546-6907 Fax 570-546-9344 www.fraleyauction.com GENE WOODS AUCTION SERVICE 5608 Short St., Cincinnatus, NY 13040 607-863-3821 www.genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com GOODRICH AUCTION SERVICE INC. 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com H&L AUCTIONS Malone, NY Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 or 483-8576 Ed Legacy 518-483-7386 or 483-0800 518-832-0616 cell Auctioneer: Willis Shattuck • 315-347-3003 HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Bergen, NY 585-494-1880 www.harriswilcox.com Sales Managers, Auctioneers, & Real Estate Brokers


AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 - it makes a difference. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.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., 585343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com Saturday, March 31 • Cobleskill, NY. 31st Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 205 Hanley Rd, Nassua, NY. Estate Auction. Case-IH 685 4x4 Diesel w/loader, JD 4030, Oliver 1755 tractors, Befco C50 15’ Batwing finish mower, Wood Working & Mechanics tools, Horse equip. & Tack, Lumber, Cattle Show equip. & gates, Asst furniture & collectibles. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.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.htm • 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 • 12:00 Noon: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Lamb, Sheep and Goat Easter Sale. All animals taken Fri., March 30 from 8 am - 5 pm.. Also accepting until 10 am day of sale. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 Monday, April 2 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 10:00 AM: Eden, NY. Don Mammoser Farm Machinery Auction. Selling a complete line of farm machinery including John Deere and IH tractors, trucks, tillage, harvest, barn and more! Watch our website for more information. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.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, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.htm • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies, registered and grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Friday, April 6 • 10:00 AM: Alfred, NY. Alfred State College Spring Fling. All Breed Sale featuring choice cattle of all ages! Watch our website for more information. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449

www.williamkentinc.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, Join in the Excitement Best lineup we’ve ever had, join the outstanding herds that are participating Merrilea, Rolling View, Oakfield Corners, Liddleholm, Lylehaven, Spruce-Haven, Muranda, MidasTouch, Fantasy-Found, Co-Vista, Boanco, ScoLi, Hills Valley,Dublin Hills, Osborns, Evans, Empire Farm, Wisner Farms, Lundy, Lincoln Hill, Lawton’s Jerseys, Pineyvale, Posthaven, Dairysmith, Elm Spring, Carpsdale, Woodmansee, Lismore Dairy, Marshman, LocustVale, Blue-Gene- the list is growing rapidly. We will have it all - Great Individuals, many Generations of VG & EX, Red & White, Milk, Show type (Many will be entered in NY Spring show), Genomics and most importantly commercially sound cattle with great earning potential. Watch website for updated sale highlights. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.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 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, April 7 • 10:30 AM: Independence Township (Allegany Co.) New York. Complete Line of Good Farm Machinery and Livestock Handling and Support Equipment for Lyon View Farm. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com

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

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

ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.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 NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales

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

PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 www.pirrunginc.com James P. Pirrung R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844

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

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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Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 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, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 11:00 AM: Roger & Kathleen Willingham, 3773 Rt. 37 Constable, NY. 58 head of Jersey, Jersey cross cattle. Plus full line of machinery. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518-5690503 www.nnyds.com Monday, March 26 • 10:00 AM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Special Holiday Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. We will start this sale at 10 am due to the amount of small animals. This date is the last week of March. Call for advertising your group


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(cont. from prev. page) • 11:00 AM: 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 Wednesday, April 11 • The Pines Farm. Barton, VT. 151st Top of Vermont Invitation Dairy Sale. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 Friday, April 13 • B&R Dairy, West Chazy, NY. 2 Day Sale April 13-14. 13th: 300 top quality AI sired free stall heifers. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518569-0503 www.nnyds.com • 10:30 AM: Catskill Tractor, Inc., 384 Center St., Franklin, NY. Farm Equipment Consignment and Inventory Reduction. Franklin Used Equipment Sales, Inc. Auction Service, 607829-2600 • 6:00 PM: Syracuse, NY. NY Spring Color Breed Sale. Held in conjunction with the NY Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, April 14 • B&R Dairy, West Chazy, NY. Farm machinery & tiling equipment. 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 • 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, 717464-1128 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, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 4:00 PM: Syracuse, NY. New York Spring Holstein Sale. Held in conjunction with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com 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 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, 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, 607746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 8:25 AM: Newton, PA. Inventory Reduction. Farm tractors & equipment. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-4641128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 9:00 AM: Gerry Rodeo Grounds, RT. 60 Gerry, NY. Chautauqua County Area, Municipal & Contractor 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. 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 607-8295172 • 10:30 AM: Dalton (Livingston Co.) New York. Dr. Lonnie and Donna Meeusen Retirement Auction. Clydesdale Horses, Show Wagon, Tack, new JD Tractors, haying line & general purpose line! Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Tuesday, April 24 • 11:00 AM: Paul & Darcy Graves Farm, Comstock Rd., Adams, NY. Complete Machinery Dispersal. Watch future ads and our website for complete listing. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 Wednesday, April 25 • The Pines Farm. Barton, VT. Annual Equipment Auction. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 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. Machinery Consignment Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, April 28 • Rising Sun, MD. 40 plus tractors. Watch for future ads. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 172 Marsh Rd., Litchfield, CT. Farm Auction for Bill Butts. Hay & Tillage Equipment, Tools & Cattle Support Equipment. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.com • Heifer Haven, North Bangor, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666, 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, 585-243-1563 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 • 11:00 AM: On the farm Otego, NY. Gretna Acres Registered Brown Swiss Complete Dispersal. 100 Head sell. This is a long established breeding herd (50 years) DHI tested, AI sired. Regular herd health program. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 12:00 Noon: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Spring Dairy Cattle, Feeder Cattle & Machinery Consignment Sale. Good listing f cattle & machinery already. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 Tuesday, May 1 • 5:00 PM: Greenwood (Steuben Co.) New York. “Warrinerdale Homestead.” The estate of Wayne Warriner, Sr. Farm Equipment. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com

Friday, May 4 • Ron Paro Farm, Heuvelton, NY. Complete Dairy Cattle & Machinery Dispersal. Watch papers for complete listing. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 Saturday, May 5 • Burke, NY. Complete Dispersal. 90 head AI sired, many red & whites plus equipment for Nate & Krista Beachy. H&L Auctions, Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787, 483-8576, cell 5690460, Ed Legacy 518-483-7386, cell 832-0616, with Willis Shattuck 315-347-3003 • 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, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, May 11 • Arcade, NY. Co-Vista 20th Anniversary Sale. Hosted by Co-Vista Holsteins, the George Family. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, May 12 • Burke, NY. Miller Family Spring Consignment Auction. Contact Paul Miller 518-483-6804 (No Sunday Calls). Delarm & Treadway, 518-4834106 • 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.htm • 10:00 AM: University Dr, Torrington, CT. Estate Auction. Ford 2810 tractor w/loader, Hay & 3 ph equip., Farmie winch, storage trailers. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.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, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, May 19 • 10:00 AM: Langdonhurst Farm, 1601 Rt. 7A, Copake, NY. Buildings, Dairy, Cattle & Milking Equipment, Case/IH 5240 & Ford 7700, (2) Mack Trucks & Dump Trailer, Hay & Manure Equipment. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.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 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, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.htm Tuesday, June 12 • Cowtown Sales Arena, Derby Line, VT. Kueffner Kows at Cowtown. Ernie Kueffner & Terri Packard, owners. Managed by the Cattle Exchange. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226,daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Tuesday, June 26 • At the Farm, Newport, VT. Poulin-Royer, Inc. Complete Dispersal of all cattle and most equipment. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 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. Held in conjunction with the NY Holstein Summer Picnic. 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, 585-394-1515 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 • Morrisville, NY. 30th Annual Morrisville Autumn Review Sale. Hosted by Morrisville State College Dairy Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.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 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, 585-394-1515 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, October 27 • Ithaca, NY. NY Fall Harvest Sale. Hosted by Cornell University Dairy Science Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.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 Thursday, November 29 • Lampeter, PA. Destiny Road Holstein Dispersal. Jay Stolzfus, owner. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.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, 585-394-1515 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


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT

ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT No report COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA March 7, 2012 Cows: Canners 25-77; Cutters 78.50-89; Util 90.50100. Bulls: 87-108.50 Steers: Ch 129-134.50; Sel 95. Heifers: Hols. 95-98.50 Calves: 20-205 ea. Feeders: 60-128 Lambs: 155-225 Goats: 108-247 ea. Kids: 27-143 ea. Hogs: 91-91.50 Feeder Pigs: 69-85 ea. Roaster Pigs: 125-150 ea. Chickens: 5.50-15 Rabbits: 6-21 Ducks: 4.50-22 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA March 6, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 30-70; Cutters 65-82; Util 75-87; Bulls 90-102; Steers 95-115; Hfrs. 88-100. Calves: Growers No. 1 90190; No. 2 108-220; Hfrs. 100-175; Veal 80-130; Other 75-100. Hogs: Feeders (ea) 40-65; Roasters 70-100; Sows 4045; Boars 20-25. Sheep: 80-110; Lambs 1.802.50. Goats: 110-150 ea; Billies 150-200 ea; Kids 20-110 ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA March 6, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 20-54;

61-75# 49-75; 76-95# 64-75; 96-105# 65-83; 106# & up 62-72. Farm Calves: 85-235/cwt Feeders: 30-86/cwt Heifers: 50-122/cwt Steers: 72-96/cwt Bulls: 77-98.50/cwt Canners: 35-72/cwt Cutters: 73-82/cwt Utility: 84-92/cwt Hogs: 67-71/cwt Boars: 21.50/cwt Lambs: 245-300/cwt Sheep: 60-102.50/cwt Goats: 110-135 ea. Rabbits: 7-19.50 ea. Poultry: 7.50-12.50 ea. Hay: 13 lots, 3.50-5.30/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ March 6, 2012 Livestock Report: 21 Calves .15-1.95, Avg 1.13; 42 Cows .56-1.01.5, Avg .80; 4 Easy Cows .16-.62, Avg .46; 1 Feeder 300-500# .86; 7 Heifers .35-1.11 Avg .93; 9 Bulls .56.5-1.35, Avg .89; 5 Steers .68-1.25, Avg 1.04; 2 Hogs .64-.66, Avg .65; 3 Roasting Pigs (ea) 20-46, Avg 28.67; 3 Boars 25-56, Avg 31; 4 Sows 42-57, Avg 50; 6 Sheep .40-2, Avg 1.02; 11 Lambs (ea) 65-95, Avg 77.27; 5 Goats (ea) 135-205, Avg 163, 37 Kids (ea) 9-130, Avg 61.82; 4 Hides (ea) 1035, Avg 25.75. Total 144. Poultry & Egg Report:Heavy Fowl (/#) .40.65; Leghorn Fowl (ea) 4.50; Roosters (/#) 1.20-1.35; Rabbits (/#) 3-3.30; Pigeons (ea) 2.75-5.50; Guineas (ea) 7.50. Grade A Eggs: Brown Jum XL 1.10-1.25; L 1-1.15; M .70-.90. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 24 Mixed 2.30-6.80; 4 Timothy 4-5.20; 6 Grass 3.50-6; 1 Ground Corn 5.50; 1 Feed 5.75; 1 Cedar Post 77; 1 Fencing 50; 5 Firewood 2070. Total 43. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY March 1, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 50-170; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-220; 80-92# 70-200; Bob Veal 1075. Cull Cows: Gd 68-88; Lean 45-69; Hvy Beef Bulls 75104. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 700-1700; Springing Cows 800-1600; Springing Hfrs. 850-1650; Bred Hfrs. 750-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 800-

1650; Open Hfrs. 400-900; Started Hfrs. 200-500; Service Bulls 600-1100. Beef: Feeders 50-120; Veal Hols. Sel 84-104. Lamb/Sheep: Market 100200; Slaughter Sheep 25-65. Goats: Billies 75-175; Nannies 75-120; Kids 20-60 CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY February 28, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 50-175; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-225; 80-92# 70-210; Bob Veal 1065. Cull Cows: Gd 68-89; Lean 45-69; Hvy Beef Bulls 75-94. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 700-1400; Springing Cows 750-1250; Springing Hfrs. 800-1350; Bred Hfrs. 800-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 7501450; Open Hfrs. 400-800; Started Hfrs. 150-500; Service Bulls 600-1000. Beef: Feeders 50-129; Hols. Sel 84-107. Lamb/Sheep: Market 100180; Slaughter Sheep 30-75. Goats: Billies 100-185; Nannies 75-125; Kids 20-85. Swine: Sow 40-80. CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY February 27, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 155-210; 80-92# 170-205; Bob Veal 66-80. Cull Cows: Gd 84-95; Lean 74-82; Hvy. Beef Bulls 9994.50. Beef: Feeders 95-122; Hfrs. 84.50-95. Lamb/Sheep: Market 210275; Slaughter Sheep 70-80. Goats: Billies 160-205; Nannies 120-132.50; Kids 65-80. Swine: Feeder Pig 66-76 ea. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY February 29, 2011 Calves: Hfrs. 120-205; Grower Bulls over 92# 140217.50; 80-92# 130-225; Bob Veal 30-60. Cull Cows: Gd 79-87.50; Lean 61-80.50; Hvy Beef Bulls 87-98. Dairy Replacements: Springing Hfrs. 1250; Fresh Hfrs. 950-1350. Beef: Feeders 95-132.50; Veal 200-300# 112-122; Ch 97-104; Sel 105-110; Hols. Ch 95-101. Swine: Hog 62-66; Sow 5054; Boar 23; Feeder Pig/hd 52-62. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY March 5, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 150; Grower Bulls over 92# 160-220; 8092# 150-215; Bob Veal 2045. Cull Cows: Gd 81-92; Lean

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60-79; Hvy. Beef Bulls 86-90. Beef: Feeders 120-165; Beef Ch 121-125; Hols Ch 104113; Sel 92-100. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY No report PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY March 1, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 155-210; 80-92# 130-210; Bob Veal 35-50. Cull Cows: Gd 84-90.50; Lean 79-85; Hvy Beef Bulls 82-96.50. Beef: Hols. Ch 92-100 BATH MARKET Bath, NY March 1, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 60-150; Grower Bulls over 92# 180-225; 80-92# 140-215; Bob Veal 30-85. Cull Cows Gd 77-87; Lean 66-76; Hvy Beef Bulls 90-96. Beef: Feeders 100-125; Beef Sel 119-122; Hols. Ch 105116; Sel 96-104. Lamb/Sheep: Market 160; Slaughter Sheep 50-80. Goats: Billies 120-185; Nannies 80-140. Swine: Hog 71-87; Sow 4055; Feeder Pig/hd 45-65. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY March 7, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 60-85.50; Canners/Cutters 50-76. Dairy Bulls for Slaughter: HY Util 76-99. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Bred hfr. 960. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95110# 60-85; 80-95# 55-80; 60-80# 50-75. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 100-235; 8095# 95-237; 70-80# 90-175;

hfrs. 100-200. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 118-126; Sel 98-114; Hols. Ch grain fed 98-110; Sel 8894. Hogs: Slaughter US 1-3 4065; Sows US 1-3 44-46. Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 220-255. Slaughter Sheep: M 82150. Billies: L 110# & uo 150180. FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY February 28 & March 2, 2012 Hay: 65-190, 1st cut; 130310, 2nd cut; 275-310 3rd cut. Straw: 190-240 * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY March 5, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .70-.88; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .961.01. Feeders: Dairy .73-1.04; Hfrs. .80-1.03; Bulls 1-1.05; Steers .98-1.09 Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# .80-2.35; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. under 100# 1.90.

BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK

AUCTION Belleville, PA February 29, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 90.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 8286, lo dress 77.50-82.50; Boners 77-82.50, hi dress 82-86.50, lo dress 71-75; Lean 85-90% lean 72-78.50, hi dress 80, lo dress 6671.50, very lo dress 55-64; Light Lean 85-92% lean 6370.50, hi dress 75, lo dress 58-62.50, very lo dress 50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1500# 87. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 3 Hols. 190-222# 106-116; 760# 89; Bulls L 3 Hols. 232406# 99-112; 1028# 80. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 94-110# 182-207; 8490# 180-200; No. 2 96-116# 145-182; 74-90# 152-180; No. 3 80-124# 120-150; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 95-110# 170240/hd; No. 2 80-90# 130135/hd; Vealers 78-96# 2685. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 230-270# 160-180/hd; 45-50% lean 220-230# 145-150/hd; Sows US 1-3 400-450# 130175/hd; Boars 550# 105/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 15-40# 32-52; 90# 78-90; Roasting Pigs 130-200# 110-140/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 92# 190; Yearlings 144# 130; Ewes Gd 2-3 124186# 92-100; 206# 97; Rams 236-264# 75-95. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 25-40# 75-110; 65# 115; Nannies Sel 1 130-150# 135150; Sel 2 100-120# 115127.50. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA March 6, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 120-1660# 127-130; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 1425-1825# 114.50-

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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT March 5, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .45-.50; 6175# .90-1.10; 76-90# 1.351.45; 91-105# 1.50-1.60; 106# & up 1.70-1.75. Farm Calves: 1.80-2.02.50 Started Calves: .72-.75 Veal Calves: .70-1.40 Open Heifers: .90-1.25 Beef Heifers: .78-1.07.50 Feeder Steers: .92-1.22.50 Beef Steers: .87-1.17.50 Stock Bull: .85-1.55 Beef Bull: .84-1.11 Feeder Pigs (ea): 40-80 Sheep (ea): 65-85 Lambs (ea): 60-75 Goats (ea): 85-205; Kids 105-145 Canners: up to 80.75 Cutters: 81-85 Utility: 81-122 Rabbits: 22-32 Chickens: 6-25 Ducks: 8-12 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt


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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 121; Ch 1325-1790# 106113; cpl Sel & lo Ch 14551850# 94.50-104.50; Hfrs. Ch 1095-1435# 125-130; Fed Beef Cows 1525-1630# 105-115. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites/Hols. Hfrs. 99.50-105; Breakers 91.50-95; Boners 84.50-90.50; Lean 80-86; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 7084.50; Shelly 69 & dn. Bulls: Hereford 1920# 95.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 1 730-850# Beef X 105-120; L 3 720-945# 103-112; Hols. 930-1050# 95.50-98.50; Feeder Hfrs. M&L 1 200500# 136-162; 1 hd w/horns 605# 114; L 3 1120# 85; Feeder Bulls M&L 1 165300# 162-168. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 80-120# 210-225; No. 2 75-135# 180-217; No. 3 75-110# 140-165; Util 50100# 50-130; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 85-125# 110-145. Swine: Hogs 325-345# 6972; Sow US 1-3 315-585# 55-66; thin/weak/rough 4047; Boars 620-630# 31-32. Goats (/hd): Family 260;Nannies/Billies 140187;Fleshy Kids 114-140; Small/thin 10-97. Lambs: Ch 50-65# 225-245; 170-215# 117-145. Sheep: all wts. 70-77 Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Feb 21 & March 20 & Apr 37. * State Graded Feeder Pig Sales March 16 & 30. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA March 6, 2012 Rabbits: 9-27 Bunnies: 4-15 Chickens: 4-9 Chicks: 2 Goose: 24 Guinea Pigs: .50-10 Pigeons: 3-4 Quail: 5 Guinea: 8.50 Guinea Pig Family: 5 Ducks: 6-6.50 Eggs (/dz): White XL 1.151.25; L Green 2.10; Jumbo Brown 1.55; XL Brown 1.451.65; L Brown 1.40-1.45; Mixed Colors/Sizes 1.15 Peacock: 50 Turkeys: 14-24. All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report Receiving from 7:30 until 10

Pennsylvania Markets Mercer

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New Holland Carlisle Lancaster Paradise

Eighty-Four am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC March 5, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 83-86.50; Breakers 77-83; Boners 75-82.50; Lean 67-79. Bulls: 91-95 Bulls: 91-95. Feeder Steers: 500-600# 127-132; 700-800# 102.50116; Hols. 670-1030# 83-93. Feeder Heifers: 380-500# 107-117.50; 500-600# 122.50-125; 600-700# 102110. Feeder Bulls: 350-500# 114-145. Calves: 227. Bull Calves No. 1 94-122# 220-245; 80-92# 212-235; No. 2 94-122# 190220; 76-92# 175-207; No. 3 94-120# 125-185; 80-92# 105-165; Hfrs. No. 1 88-106# 205-240; 72-106# 100-180. Hogs: 478-586# 58-68. Goats: Kids 60-70# 135155/hd; Billies 225-285/hd. EarCorn: 5 lds, 205-235/ton Oats: 1 ld, 5.50/bu. Hay (/ton): 39 lds, Timothy Grass 140-170; Mixed 115300; Grass 80-320; Alfalfa/Grass 125-330. Straw: 13 lds, 80-200/ton. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA March 5, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Hols. Steers Ch 2-3 1370-1445# 99-103; Hfrs. Sel 1-2 12001265# 116-121. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 9091.50, hi dress 96; Breakers 75-80% lean 87-89.50, lo dress 84-86; Boners 82-86, lo dress 78.50; Lean 85-90% lean 73.50-78.50, hi dress 79-81, lo dress 68.50-73. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 14801760# 93-101; YG 2 15202360# 88-90. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300# 190; 500# 167; M&L 2 400500# 137.50-150; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-500# 150-162.50; 500700# 140-152.50; 700-900#

112-129; M&L 2 300-500# 125-152.50; 500-700# 115120; Bulls M&L 1 300-400# 197.50-200; 400-500# 165190; 500-700# 145-157.50; 700# 123; M&L 2 142.50162.50; 500-700# 142.50143. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 90-120# 190-212.50; No. 2 90-130# 150-185; No. 3 85-120# 87.50-140; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90# 215; Beef 70190# 135-200; Vealers Util 65-120# 50-80, few 100-105. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 200-220# 80-81; 40-45% lean 230240# 72-73; Sows US 1-3 400# 64. Slaughter Ewes: Util 1-2 160# 63. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 90# 140; Sel 2 35# 31; Nannies Sel 2 65# 87.50; 110# 74/cwt; Sel 3 80# 77.50. *Special Spring Feeder Cattle Sale March 12, 2012. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA March 5, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1414-1526# 130.50-133.50; 1630-1678# 127.50-131.50; Ch 2-3 12961540# 126-131; 1618# 125.50; full/YG 4-5 13461540# 121.50-124.50; Sel 13 1100-1366# 118.50124.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1472-1536# 110.50-115, one 118.50; Ch 2-3 1348-1602# 104.50-110.50; 1676-1762# 104-109; Sel 1-3 1348-1394# 98.50-104.50; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1250-1478# 130-132; 1644# 123.50; Ch 2-3 1481528# 123-128.50; full/YG 45 1256-1512# 121; Sel 1-3 1242# 118.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 90.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 83-87, hi dress 88.75-89.75, lo dress 79.75-83, very lo dress 75.50-78; Boners 80-85% lean 79.50-84, hi dress 85.50-88, lo dress 76-80.75, very lo dress 73-74.50; Lean 85-90% lean 74.50-80, hi

dress 79.50-84, lo dress 6874, very lo dress 61-67.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12921774# 92.50-103; 2134# 88; hi dress 1672-1794# 105109.50, lo dress 1074-1670# 87.50-93.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 440# 175; 646# 130; M&L 2 652-752# 120-127; 865# 118; Herefords 5000-730# 99-130; L 3 Hols. 442# 105; 563-749# 96-107; Hfrs. M&L 1 544# 147.50; M&L 2 482# 144; 862# 110; Bulls M&L 1 429# 180; M&L 2 556-672# 130; Herefords 448# 142.50; L 3 Hols. 212# 132.50; 564949# 83-100. Vealers: Util 66-130# 2082.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 94-118# 212.50-235; 82-92# 210-225; No. 2 94126# 180-220; 78-92# 167.50-215; No. 3 76-118# 100-165; Hfrs. No. 1 92# 182.50; No. 2 76-82# 90-145; Beef X 122# 180; Vealers Util 56-106# 22.50-95. Slaughter Sheep: Ch 2-3 46-66# 180-222.50; 102110# 170-180; 112-126# 142.50-175; Yearlings 108124# 115-130; Ewes Gd 2-3 124-154# 85-92.50; 214# 82.50; Rams 124# 87.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 127.50-162.50; Sel 2 under 20# 16-21; 20-35# 57.50-115; 40-60# 95-145; Nannies Sel 1 130-180# 140160; Sel 2 90-120# 107.50147.50; Sel 3 80# 82.50; Billies Sel 1 160# 250; Wethers Sel 1 170# 172.50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA March 1, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1458-1522# 125-127; Ch 2-3 1296-1474# 120-123.50; Sel 1-2 12101510# 117-119; Hols. Steers Ch 2-3 1505-1572# 100-103; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1468# 130; Ch 2-3 1506# 124; Sel 1-2 1326# 117. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 85.50-88.50, lo

dress 82.50; Boners 78.5083.50, hi dress 85.50, lo dress 76-76.50; Lean 8590% lean 71-77.50, hi dress 78.50, lo dress 68.50-70.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 13202116# 88-97;YG 2 1400# 82. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 400# 172.50; 600# 137.50145; Hfrs. M&L 1 500# 165; 700# 114; M&L 2 250-300# 130-132.50; 500-700# 112.50-120; Bulls M&L 1 500# 165; M&L 2 300-500# 132.50-145. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 190-212.50; No. 2 90-125# 150-187.50; No. 3 85-120# 80-140; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 94-125# 175-200; Vealers 70-120# 30-75. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 236-272# 68-70; 40-45% 110-172# 6469; Sows US 1-3 500-600# 65-66.50. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-2 76# 190; Yearlings 165# 105; Ewes Gd 2-3 212# 90. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 50-60# 80-90; Nannies Sel 2 130# 135. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA March 2, 2012 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 200 Mixed Hay: 4 lds, 175-300 Timothy: 2 lds, 190-280 Grass: 8 lds, 130-190 Straw: 4 lds, 140-150 Firewood: 5 lds, 60-135 Baleage: 1 ld, 60 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA February 24, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1370-1580# 126-128.50; Ch 2-3 11251615# 123.50-126.50; Sel 23 1180-1250# 119.50-122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 13501660# 111-115; Ch 2-3 1250-1625# 104-109; Sel 23 1360-1425# 99-101; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 1020-1180# 123.50125.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 85.5092, hi dress 92-96, lo dress 84-85.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 83-89, hi dress 89-92, lo dress 76-83; Boners 80-85% lean 80-86, hi dress 8690.75, lo dress 74-80; Lean 85-90% lean 73.50-80, hi dress 80-83.50, lo dress 6573.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10351850# 96-101; hi dress 10451470# 104-115; lo dress 8801485# 89.50-95. Holstein Bull Calves: Mon. No. 1 95-125# 180-195; 7590# 190-215; No. 2 95-120# 160-180; 75-90# 160-185; No. 3 95-135# 110-150; 7090# 100-140; Util 75-110# 70-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 80110# 170-215; No. 2 80-115#

140-170; non-tubing 75-85# 65-120. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 142-155; 106-112# 157-175; 90-104# 197-210; No. 2 112-128# 141-150; 102-110# 185-189; 94-100# 194-200; 88-94# 217; 80-86# 182; No. 3 100-130# 167177; 90-98# 190-197; 80-88# 170; 72-78# 70; Util 60-110# 20-50; Hols. Hfr. Calves No. 1 85-110# 180-220; No. 2 80110# 100-16; 70-75# 80-130; non-tubing 70-85# 30-70. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA No report LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA February 29, 2012 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1370-1695# 102-108; Sel 1-3 1240-1340# 9399.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 89-92.50, hi dress 94; Breakers 7580% lean 84-88.50; Boners 80-85% lean 81.50-86, hi dress 88, lo dress 78-79; Lean 85-90% lean 75-80, hi dress 83-85.50, lo dress 7073.50. Vealers: Util 70-110# 35-85; 60-65# 10-35. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-125# 190-210; 8090# 190; No. 2 95-120# 180195; 80-90# 170-175; No. 3 95-120# 130-175; 80-90# 100-145. Holstein Heifers: No. 2 7590# 105-125. Slaughter Sheep: Ewes Gd 1-2 145-180# 98-103. Goats: Sel 1 20# 98; Sel 2 30# 72; Nannies Sel 2 80# 119; Billies Sel 2 100# 175. Slaughter Hogs: Sows US 1-3 340-460# 48-49; 500515# 54. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA February 28, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1335-1515# 127.50131.50; Ch 2-3 1245-1540# 122-127;1635-1665# 116120; full/YG 4-5 1310# 117.50; Sel 1-3 1220-1430# 118-121.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1240-1530# 110.50-111; Ch 2-3 1315-1540# 103.50108.50; Sel 1-3 1210-1455# 98-100. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 Hols. 1515# 114; Ch 2-3 1110-1340# 118.50123.50; full/YG 4-5 12951500# 113-118; Hols. Hfrs. 1300-1310# 103-104. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 90, lo dress 85; Breakers 75-80% lean 81.50-86, lo dress 7781.50; Boners 80-85% lean 77-81.50, hi dress 82.5083.50, lo dress 73-76, very lo


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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA March 5, 2012 Cattle: 123 Steers: Ch 118-122; Gd 110115. Heifers: Ch 117-120; Gd 110-114. Cows: Util & Comm. 80-91; Canner/lo Cutter 78 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 85-95 Bulls: YG 1 82-89 Cattle: Steers 110-155; Bulls 100-140; Hfrs. 90-140. Calves: 64. Gd 80-100; Std 15-80; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 100-210; Hfrs. 90-130# 150200. Hogs: 29. US 1-2 75-80; US 1-3 70-75; Sows US 1-3 4858; Boars 20-60. Feeder Pigs: 7. US 1-3 2050# 30-50. Sheep: 17. Lambs Gd 150180; SI Ewes 70-110. Goats: 80-150 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA March 5, 2012 Alfalfa: 175-300 Alfalfa/Grass: 205-325 Grass: 135-295 Timothy: 180-215 Mixed Hay: 185-295 Round Bales: 125-185

Lg. Sq. Bales: 160-245 Straw: 210 Wood: 40-70 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA March 5, 2012 Roosters: 5 Hens: .75-3 Pigeons: 2-2.60 Ducks: 5.25-7 Geese: 10.50 Bunnies: 3.50-12 Rabbits: 16-25 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA March 1, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1350-1625# 130-134; Ch 2-3 1280-1520# 124-129; Sel 2-3 1115-1445# 118122; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1350-1630# 111-114; 16851775# 104-109; Ch 2-3 1310-1630# 102-108; Sel 2-3 1220-1415# 98-100. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1260-1405# 122.50-125. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 87-89, hi dress 89-91, lo dress 8486.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 83-88, hi dress 88-90, lo dress 79-82; Boners 80-85% lean 80-85, hi dress 86-87, lo dress 74.50-77; Lean 8890% lean 73.50-78, hi dress 79-83, lo dress 67-72. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10351475# 96-99.50; lo dress 935-1200# 91-93. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 142-155; 106-112# 157-175; 90-104# 197-210; No. 2 112-128# 141-150; 102-110# 185-189; 94-100# 194-200; 88-94# 217; 80-86# 182; No. 3 100-130# 167177; 90-98# 190-197; 80-88# 170; 72-78# 70; Util 60-110# 20-50. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 85-110# 180-220; No. 2 80110# 100-160; 70-75# 80130; Non-tubing 70-85# 3070. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA March 5, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Non-Traditional, Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-50# 250-270; 6080# 226-263; 80-90# 220238; 90-110# 217-233; 110130# 189-204; 130-150# 188-202; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 50-60# 220-235; 70-90# 175-208; 90-110# 188-203; 110-130# 179-194; 130-150# 168-183.

Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 86-96; 160200# 86-101; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 95-110. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 122; 40-60# 118-145; 60-80# 138-166; 80-100# 160-177; Sel 2 30-40# 79-91; 40-60# 88-116; 60-70# 117134; 80-90# 135-147; Sel 3 20-40# 55-82; 40-60# 69-84; 60-80# 82-102; 80-90# 99114; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80130# 160-175; 130-180# 165-180; Sel 2 80-130# 130145; Sel 3 50-80# 85-102; 80-130# 109-123; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 184-199; 150-250# 242-265; Sel 2 100-150# 148-155; 150-200# 176-185.

7.14, Month Ago 7.12, Year Ago 7.12; Wheat No. 2 Range 6-7.55, Avg 6.89, Month Ago 6.65, Year Ago 7.66; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.25, Avg 5.47, Month Ago 5.16, Year Ago 4.86; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5.65, Avg 4.45, Month Ago 4.38, Year Ago 3.55; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-13.18, Avg 12.47, Month Ago 11.69, Year Ago 13.16; EarCorn Range 195-225; Avg 209, Month Ago 205.85, Year Ago 161.25. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.30-6.75, Avg 6.44; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.40; Oats No. 2 3.50-4.85, Avg 3.99; Soybeans No. 2 12.88.

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PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary March 2, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 126-134; Ch 1-3 122129; Sel 1-2 118-123.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 110.50115; Ch 2-3 102-110; Sel 1-2 97.50-103. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 1-3 122.50-125. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 82-88; Boners 80-85% lean 79-86; Lean 8590% lean 73.50-86. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 103.50-115; Avg dress 96101; lo dress 89.50-95. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 172-182; 500-700# 135-180; M&L 2 300-500# 130-175; 500-700# 125-165. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 130-167.50; 500-700# 122-150; M&L 2 300-500# 122-160; 500-700# 120-158. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 165-195; 500-700# 147-165; M&L 2 300-500# 127.50-168; 500-700# 122151. Vealers: Util 60-120# 32-85. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-120# 180-217; 8090# 180-222; No. 2 95-120# 150-200; 80-90# 160-217; No. 3 80-120# 100-200; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 165-220; No. 2 80-105# 100-190. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 66-70; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6466. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5357; 500-700# 58-61. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-30# 150-165; 45-50# 120-125; US 2 20-30# 110120; 30-40# 130-140. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 50-60# 256-270; 60-80# 234-263; 80-110# 209-242; 110-150# 188-211; Ch 1-3 60-80# 222-243; 80110# 180-214; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 100-115; 160-200# 94-109; Util 1-2 120-160# 93108; 160-200# 82-96. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 122-141; 60-80# 148167; 80-100# 160-180; Sel 2

NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to two weeks corn sold .05 to .10 higher, wheat sold .15 to .20 higher, barley sold .10-.15 higher, Oats sold steady to .10 lower & Soybeans sold .20-.30 higher. EarCorn sold 3-4 higher. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.15-7.35, Avg 7.21, Contracts 5.75-6.02; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.557.20, Avg 6.95, Contracts 6.53-7.12; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-5.50, Avg 5.10, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50-5.10, Avg 4.80; Soybeans No 2 Range 12.53-13.18, Avg 12.86, Contracts 12.30-12.58; EarCorn Range 210. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.80-7.48, Avg 7.07; Wheat No. 2 7.10; Barley No. 3 Range 5.65; Oats No. 2 4-5, Avg 4.53; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.50-13.18, Avg 12.43; EarCorn Range 195-225, Avg. 213.33. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.10, Avg 7.03; Wheat No. 2 Range 67.10, Avg 6.68; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.25, Avg 5.48; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5.20, Avg 4.24; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-12.78, Avg 12.17; EarCorn Range 195-200, Avg 197.50. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.95-7.30, Avg 7.10; Wheat No. 2 Range 7.55; Barley No. 3 Range 6; Oats No. 2 Range 4.55; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.8513.12, Avg 12.54; Gr. Sorghum Range 6. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.48, Avg

40-60# 90-114; 60-80# 120144; 80-100# 130-145; Sel 3 20-40# 66-80; 40-60# 70-96; 60-80# 83-100; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 156-168; 130180# 166-180; Sel 2 80-130# 146-161; Sel 3 80-130# 118133; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 194-209; 150-250# 240-265; Sel 2 100-150# 147-165. 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 175-325; Mixed Hay 170-325; Timothy 150-260; Straw 110-180; Mulch 60-90. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 213 lds 47 Straw; Alfalfa 170-380; Mixed Hay 140430; Timothy 120-315; Grass 140-310; Straw 130-225. Diffenbach Auct, February 27, 103 lds Hay, 27 lds Straw. Alfalfa 170-380; Mixed Hay 140-430; Timothy 120-315; Grass 140-300; Straw 145190. Green Dragon, Ephrata: March 2, 65 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 190-277; Mixed Hay 147-325; Timothy 195315; Grass Hay 160-310; Straw 152-210. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: March 1, 24 lds Hay, 7 Straw. Alfalfa 200-245; Mixed Hay 140-280; Timothy 280; Grass 190-295; Straw 130225. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: February 29, 21 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa 200-285; Mixed Hay 180-305; Timothy 190-205; Grass 180-265; Straw 170-180. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 259 Loads Hay, 60 Straw. Alfalfa 110-350; Mixed Hay 80-405; Timothy 140-265; Grass 105-310; Straw 80225. Belleville Auct, Belleville: February 29, 22 lds Hay, 3 lds Straw. Alfalfa 145-215; Mixed 125-270; Straw 140170. Dewart Auction, Dewart: March 1, 51 lds Hay, 12 Straw. Alfalfa 305-350; Mixed Hay 115-405; Grass 135310; Straw 140-225. Greencastle Livestock: February 27 & March 1, 37 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Alfalfa 110220; Mixed Hay 70-132.50; Timothy 140-200; Grass 152.50; Straw 80-127.50. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: March 3, 15 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 200; Mixed Hay 175-300; Timothy 190-250; Grass Hay 130-190. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: February 28, 56 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 110-

275; Mixed Hay 100-320; Timothy 165-250; Grass 95235; Straw 135-175. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: February 25 & 28, 78 lds Hay, 23 Straw. Alfalfa 135-240; Mixed Hay 80-335; Timothy 215-265; Grass 105260; Straw 90-175. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: March 2, 55 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa 180-195; Timothy 160-200; Grass 160-180; Straw 100170. VINTAGE SALES STABLES March 5, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1310-1615# 128-130; Ch 2-3 1265-1605# 124-128; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 14101645# 111-113; Ch 2-3 1360-1635# 106-109.50; Sel 2-3 1150-1405# 98-103. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1260-1420# 127-130; Ch 2-3 1245-1540# 124.50127; Sel 2-3 1080-1380# 121-123. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 75-80% lean 83.5087.50, lo dress 80-81; Breakers 75-80% lean 8-84, hi dress 85-89.50, lo dress 77-78; Boners 80-85% lean 78-83, hi dress 86-89.50, lo dress 72-77; Lean 88-90% lean 73-79, hi dress 80-85, lo dress 65-71. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1215-2215# 92-97.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-125# 180-215; 65-90# 150-180; No. 2 95-135# 135175 70-90# 105-130; No. 3 90-120# 100-120; Util 80110# 45-85. Holstein Heifers: No. 2 75105# 120-175. *Next Feeder Cattle Sale is March 9. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA March 1, 2012 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 200-245 Timothy Hay: 1 ld, 280 Orchard Grass: 1 ld, 250 Mixed Hay: 17 lds, 140-280 Grass: 3 lds, 190-295 Straw: 7 lds, 130-225 Firewood: 3 lds, 60-100 Corn Fodder: 2 lds 140145. Baleage: 3 lds, 50/bale Alfalfa Wrapped Bales: 1 ld, 60/bale. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA March 7, 2012 Alfalfa: 9 lds, 217-322 Mixed: 41 lds, 203-385 Timothy: 4 lds, 217-235 Grass: 16 lds, 193-325 Straw: 15 lds, 170-202 Fodder: 2 lds, 141-147 Baleage: 2 lds, 62-70 Firewood: 2 lds, 83-100

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dress 67-68.50; Lean 8590% lean 73.50-78.50, hi dress 80, lo dress 67-72.50, very lo dress 61.50-66.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11801730# 86.50-100, 2355# 87.50; hi dress 1855# 106 lo dress 985-1530# 76-84. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 645# 141; L 3 Hols. 546-740# 86-92; Hfrs. M 1 Herefords 775# 86; M&L 2 635# 102; 755# 89; Bulls M&L 1 520575# 142-160; 750-1095# 98-122; M&L 2 495-535# 95132; Herefords 485# 94; 785825# 79-97; L 3 Hols. 680# 79. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 180-197; 7590# 200-222; No. 2 95-125# 150-185; 70-90# 160-200; No. 3 75-105# 100-150; No. 2 Hols. Hfrs. 80-95# 115-145; Vealers Util 70-115# 35-92. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 250-270# 87-92; 280-315# 87-92; 4550% lean 225-270# 80-89; 290-315# 75-85; Sows US 13 555-745# 56-63; Boars one 415# 50; Jr. Boars 200# 60. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 40-45# 31-44; 100# 74; Roasting Pigs 145-200# 56-75/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-60# 187-275; Ewes Gd 2-3 155# 97; 200205# 80; Rams 155# 120. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 under 20# 10-25; 20-40# 5590; 70# 162; Nannies Sel 1 100-170# 135-172; Sel 2 80130# 85-125; Sel 3 90-110# 62-97; Wethers Sel 1 160# 217.


USDA celebrates 150 years In 2012, USDA will commemorate and celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln

signed into law an act of Congress establishing the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA South Building in Washington,

D.C. was completed in 1937. At the time it was the largest office building in the nation.

COMPLETE DISPERSAL

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 @ 11:00 AM Roger & Kathleen Willingham 3773 ST RT. 37 Constable, NY 12926 • 518-358-9987

Directions: 8.7 miles NW of Malone on St Rt. 37 on right 6 miles SE of Fort Covington on St Rt. 37 on left. From intersection of Rt. 122 & St Rt. 37 go North 1/8 mile on right. Watch for signs!!

33 Jersey /Jersey Cross Cows & 25 Heifers 4.1 BF -- 3.3 Protein -- 250,000 SCC - 26 yrs of A.I breeding This is a rotational grazed herd with lots of youth 10 Fresh -- Jan. to March; 4 Due - April. Balance Due through the summer.

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Machinery AC 7010 w/cab 4810hrs, MF 1085 w/cab 6680hrs, MF 180, JD 1360 Discbine, Hesston 530 Round baler, NH 305 side slinger spreader, NH 256 side delivery rake, NH 273 Baler w/ kicker, E-Z trail kicker wagon, 20' steel round bale wagon, MF 4 bottom plows, JD harrows, 3pth Back blade, 3pth hay spear, 24' hay elevator, Allied 40' mow elevator, 40' portable elevator, Fox chopper for parts MISC: Wayco milk meter, Semen tank, Breeding kit & few small items. Appox. 100- 1st cut round bales selling by the bale Managers Notes: Roger is planning on going full time with his ministry so Kathleen and Roger have decided to retire.

To see pictures check out our website: www.nnyds.com Terms: ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT!! CASH OR GOOD CHECK

Northern New York Dairy Sales

1838 STATE RT. 11~NORTH BANGOR, NY 12966 • 518-481-6666

Sales Managers Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 Harry Neverett 518-651-1818

Auctioneer John “Barney” McCracken 802-524-2991

ANNUAL SPRING DAIRY/FEEDER CONSIGNMENT SALE!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH

AT ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES BARNS RT. 125, EAST MIDDLEBURY, VT

12:00 NOON SHARP

OVER 150 HEAD EXPECTED! FRESH AND SPRINGING HOLSTEIN • PUREBRED HEIFERS 22,000 LB. HERD AVE. TOP QUALITY DAIRY HEIFERS, SPRINGERS, HOLSTEINS RTB, YEARLINGS & CALVES ALL QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME! CASH IN ON YOUR OVERSTOCK!!

* FOLLOWING DAIRY *

ALSO CONSIGNING BEEF FEEDERS BULLS-HEIFERS-COWS W/CALVES AND STEERS!

DON’T MISS THIS ANNUAL SPRING SALE ALL QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME • A MUST SALE TO ATTEND!!

FOR MORE INFO CALL 802-388-2661 (ACCS) SALE MANAGER: TOM WISNOWSKI 802-989-1507 * APRIL 28TH FERGUSEN “GENTLEMAN FARM” MACHINERY & TOOL AUCTION ** MAY 5TH ANNUAL SPRING MACHINERY SALE ** AUCTIONEER - JOHN NOP

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THE E BIG G 3 DAY Y SPRING G AUCTION N with h 1000’s s off LOTS MAJOR PUBLIC EQUIPMENT AUCTION with equipment from TILCON CT & ROCK EQUIPMENT LLC & ORLANDO EXCAVATIONS, INC. & THE ESTATE OF THOMAS J. MAHON & THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN PANSY & AREA CONTRACTORS & EQUIPMENT DEALERS

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Beef Cattle

Concrete Products

Dairy Cattle

REG. ANGUS BULLS Embryo Yearlings out of Final Answer, $2,000; show heifer and market steer prospects. 802-3766729, 518-436-1050

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KILN DRIED BULK BEDDING

    

ADVERTISERS Get the best response from your advertisements by including the condition, age, price and best calling hours. Also we always recommend insertion for at least 2 times for maximum benefits. Call Peg at 1-800-836-2888 or 518-673-0111 YARD SIGNS: 16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call your sales representive or Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering. NEED BUSINESS CARDS? Full color glossy, heavy stock. 250 ($45.00); 500 ($60.00); 1,000 ($75.00). Call your sales representative or Beth at Lee Publications 518-6730101 bsnyder@leepub.com

Barn Equipment 240 FT Patz barn cleaner chain. Clockwise, 16 in. gutter, $750.00. Can deliver 802-5869675

Barn Repair BARN REPAIR SPECIALISTS: Straightening, leveling, beam replacements. From foundation and sills to steel roofs. HERITAGE STRUCTURAL RENOVATION INC., 1-800-735-2580.

Bedding WOOD SHAVINGS: Compressed bags, kiln dried, sold by tractor trailer loads. SAVE! www.pinebec.ca 1-800-6881187

At Your Farm or At Our Stud in Verona, NY

All Semen Processed at Our Lab Under Strict Regulations Electronic Seal of Straws (no powder plug)

40 Years Experience

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We have clients in need of herds, fresh cows, bred, and open heifers. Call Us with your information or email

CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5471

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SEMEN COLLECTED ON YOUR BULL

(ALL SIZES)

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Delivered all of NY & New England or you pick up at mill.

Beef Cattle

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HEIFERS

300 Lbs. to Springing Free Stall Herds & Tie Stall Herds

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Dairy Cattle

50 WELL GROWN Freestall Heifers due within 60 days. Joe Distelburger 845-3447170.

Herd Expansions Building Materials/Supplies

Metal Roofing

WANTED

20 quality AI sired ready to breed open Holstein heifers. 802-295-4998

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal

Dairy Equipment

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Cut to the INCH

315-269-6600

Agricultural Commercial Residential

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Beef Cattle

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Heifers & Herds

USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT Bulk Milk Coolers, Stainless Steel Storage Tanks, Pipeline Milkers, Milking Parlors, Vacuum Pumps, Used Milking Machine Plus Agitator Motors, Stainless Steel Shells, Weigh Jars, Etc.

Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101

CJM Farm Equipment 802-895-4159

Dairy Cattle

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ALWAYSS AVAILABLE: Whether you’re looking for a few heifers or a large herd, we have a quality selection of healthy, freestall trained cattle. Herds ranging in size from 30-200+ tie or freestall.

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

Visit Our New Troy, NY Location! DISTELBURGER R LIVESTOCK K SALES,, INC. Middletown, NY (845)) 344-71700 buycows@warwick.net

WANTED ORGANIC DAIRY HERD and ORGANIC HEIFERS Bred 6-8 Months Call

(802) 274-0179

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Dairy Equipment

Dairy Equipment

BERG-BENNETT, INC. RD #2 Box 113C, Wysox, PA 18854

Call Toll Free 1-800-724-4866 Hook & Eye Chain • Manure Augers & Pumps Replacement Gutter Cleaner Drive Units Free Stalls

Tumble Mixers

Tie Rail Stalls

Conveyors

Comfort Stalls

Feeders

Cow Comfort Pads

Ventilation

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WE OFFER PARTS & COMPONENTS FOR EVERY CLEANER

BETTER PRICES ~ BETTER SERVICE

ATTENTION DAIRY FARMERS We Need Good Used Tanks • 100-8,000 ga. - Call Us

• 6000 Gal. Storage • 4000 Gal. Surge (99) NY (95) • 3000SOLD Gal. Surge • 3000 Gal. Storage • 2700 Gal. Mueller OH • 2000 Gal. Mueller OH • 2000 Gal. Mueller OE • 1600 Gal. Surge • 1500 Gal. Mueller OHF • 1500 Gal. Mueller OH • 1250 Gal. Surge • 1250 Gal. Mueller OH • 1250 Gal. Majonnier • 1250 Gal. DeLaval • 1000 Gal. Sunset F.T. • 1000 Gal. Mueller OH

• 1000 Gal. DeLaval • 1000 Gal. Mueller M • 900 Gal. Mueller OH • 800 Gal. Majonnier • 800 Gal. Mueller OH • 735 Gal. Sunset • 700 Gal. Mueller OH • 700 Gal. Mueller V • 700 Gal. Mueller M • 600 Gal. Mueller OH • 600 Gal. Mueller M • 600 Gal. DeLaval Rnd • 545 Gal. Sunset SOLD CT M • 500 Gal. Mueller • 500 Gal. Mueller MW • 500 Gal. Mueller M

• 500 Gal. Majonnier • 415 Gal. Sunset • 400 Gal. Jamesway • 400 Gal. Majonnier SOLDMilkeeper WV • 375 Gal. • 300 Gal. Majonnier • 300 Gal Mueller M • 300 Gal. Sunset • 200 Gal. Mueller RS SunsetPASC • 200 Gal. SOLD • 180 Gal. Milkeeper • 150 Gal. Majonnier • 150 Gal. Mueller RH • 100 Gal. Milkeeper Self-Contained

HEAT EXCHANGERS S • TUBE E COOLER 300-6000 0 Gall Storage e Tanks

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Farm Equipment

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Farm Equipment

New Hay Wagons-Cheap! COMPLETE WAGONS 18’ w/8 ton gear . . . . . . . .$3,500 20’ w/8 ton gear . . . . . . . .$3,700 24’ w/12 ton tandem gear .$4,400

RACKS ONLY 18’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,100 20’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200 24’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,700 Bale Grabbers . .$1,800 w/QA incl.

Buy 2 or More Any Size Complete Wagon or Just Rack, Take $100 Off the Price of Each! Free Delivery On 3 or More!

Feeders, Headlocks, Round Bale Wrappers, and more! Multiple purchase discs! “Farmer to Farmer” Sales that can’t be beat! Call Today! 802-875-2031

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

USED COMBINE PA R T S K & J SURPLUS

Int. 766, Black Stripe, cab, 3100 hrs. orig., super nice! $14,950; Int’l 966, open, 115hp, nice machine! $9,500; JD 920 disk mower, flail cond., $5,500; NH 162, 17’ tedder, $2,100; Kuhn 13’ tedder, $1,850; 2 new 6’ Grapple buckets SS, mint, $19,50 ea.; 6’ rock bkt, SS mount, $1,100. 603-477-2011

LANSING, NY 607-279-6232 Days 607-533-4850 Nights

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Kennedy Tractor (315) 964-1161 Williamstown, NY “We Deliver”

KINZE 4 row corn planter, double frame, no till, fertilizer box, excellent condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 JD 3970, 2 row corn chopper, new knives, shear bar, bearings, field ready . . . .$6,500 FARGO dump wagon with cover . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 1973 FORD 9000 silage truck, 18’ body, auto gate, tandem, runs & looks good . .$4,000 JD loader, model 146, quick hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000 CAT 922 wheel loader, diesel, new paint & glass, good tires, runs good . . . .$8,000 NEW Culvert Pipe, gal. corrugated, 24’ long, 52” dia.$500

4x4 Kubota M8950 Heated Factory Cab, 85-90HP Dsl, new rubber, dual outlets, field ready . . . . . . . . .$12,500 4x4 Ford NH 555D TBL Full Factory Heated Cab E-Hoe, super clean w/(2) bkts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,900 Trojan Ldr 1700M well maintained, good tires, work ready . . . . . .$12,900 JD 5520 2x4 Deluxe Cab w/Heat, AC & Stereo & JD Ldr 75-80HP Dsl, 12 spd power reverser, dual outlets, super clean inside & out!! . . . . . . . . .$26,500 4x4 JD 4200 Soft Cab (w/Heat) 60” JD mower deck, 20HP Dsl, hydro .$8,950 4x4 Kubota L3410 Heated Hard Cab 34HP Dsl, “Ag” tires, outlets, hydro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,950 Spreaders: 75Bu & 50Bu PTO types Bush Hog Pull Type 7’ Rotary Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,850 JD 335 Round Baler ready to bale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,950

CI 695, 4WD, w/2255 ldr., new motor/clutch, $13,500; JD 2940, 2WD, new motor! ROPS, nice! $10,500; JD 970, 4WD w/ldr., Really nice tractor! $9,500; A/C 5020, 25hp, $2,950; JD 680 manure sprdr w/end gate, $2,000; JD 450 hydra push, $950; White 252, 10’ disk harrows, $2,200; Kelly backhoe, 8’, 3ph, $1,900; Kub #4560 backhoe, 9’, $3,200; Henke chipper, 6”- hyd. feed, $2,200. Full line of farm equipment available! 802-885-4000 www.youngsmilkywayfarm.com

860-537-1974 FORD skid loader CL40, 4 cyl. gas engine, runs & works good, $1,500. 2 PAPEC Silage wagons, 3 beaters high, no roof, no tandem axles, stored inside, good floatation tires, 10 ton running gears, $2,500/both. NEW HOLLAND chopper, 1895 4WD, 3306 Cat engine, 10’ pickup head, 3 row wide row corn head, engine runs real strong, $8,500. Ontario County,NY 315-986-2314

GEHL CB1000 chopper, corn & hay head, good condition, field ready. Asking $1,800. Call 802-362-3454.(VT)

EXCELLENT CONDITION John Deere 3955 forage harvester, 2 row corn head & grass head, $18,000. 978544-6105

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Charles McCarthy Farm Machinery TRACTORS • FARM MACHINERY • UTILITY TRAILERS

BUY ~ SELL ~ TRADE PH: 570-869-1551 Cell: 607-759-4646 4698 ST. RT. 3004

570-833-5214 MESHOPPEN, PA 18630

Lower your feed cost! Save an average of 3 to 4 lbs of grain per cow per day Going from non processing to a processor. $6.00 corn. . . .

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

JD 6310 4x4, 640 ldr., $26,000; JD 730 & 530; NH 575 baler w/thrower; NH 315 baler w/thrower; 311 baler; JD 336 baler w/kicker; new Morra 17’ hyd. fold tedder; new Pequea rotary rake; IH plow, 710 4 bottom, 720 4&5 btm reset plows; JD 1600 4 btm. 3pt. hitch plow. Augur Farms, 203-530-4953

NEW HOLLAND 315 baler, $2,500; Kuhn Model 500 discbine, 16’, $15,000. Call Todd 860-836-1524

FORD, approx. 1960 w/ snowplow, and cab, no 3ph, $1,800; Ford 2N, excellent tin, engine overhauled, $1,600; Sping tooth harrow, 3 pth, 11’; International fast hitch 2 row corn planter; Ford 5’ finish mower, 3ph. 978-9482674.(MA) 9’ AG BAGGER, 3950 John Deere chopper with 7’ grass head & 2 row corn head, truck mounted Badger forage box with hydraulic drive, Richardson dump wagon. All in very good condition, always kept under cover. 207-858-5360

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WANTED

Massey Ferguson 165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition

814-793-4293 2007 KRONE BIG X 650, 1156 cutter head hours, 1573 engine hours, 8 row corn head w/processor, 12½’ hay head, all upgrades are done, cab camera, inoculant sprayer, $229,000. 802-373-7215 JOHN DEERE no-till 1750 6Row planter w/Unverferth zone till, dry fertilizer, insecticide hoppers, precision planter units completely updated. 518-882-6684

Farm Machinery Wanted

WANTED

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

814-793-4293 Fencing

WELLSCROFT FENCE SYSTEMS Hi Tensile & Portable Electric Fences Solidlock Woven Wire Pressure Treated Posts King Hitter Post Pounder

Great Prices/Fast Service Call For Brochures 603-827-3464 or info@wellscroft.com

Generators

NOBODY beats our prices on Voltmaster PTO Alternators, Sizes 12kw-75kw. Engines Sets and Portables Available.

MOELLER SALES 1-800-346-2348 Goats Boar Billy Goat for sale. 2 years old in excellent shape. 518-686-9602

IH DISGUSTED??? With your shifting? Now is the time to fix. Put a good tractor back to work. 800-808-7885, 402-374-2202 JOHN DEERE 6300, 2WD, comfort cab, with power quad transmission, 8000 hours, $16,900. 518-461-5379 JOHN DEERE 2500 5-bottom plow, $1,500. 845-266-5042

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS 315-923-9118

Clyde, NY

WE SPECIALIZE IN GET A

• Sukup Grain Bins • Dryers • Grain Legs • Custom Mill Righting

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Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

FOR SALE

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

All Grades Hay & Straw Horse & Dairy Quality Bagged Shavings & Sawdust

WILL DELIVER

ROBERT ROLLE (518) 234-4052

TOO MUCH HAY? Try Selling It In The

CLASSIFIEDS 800-836-2888 or email

classified@leepub.com 3x3x8 Squares bales. Also 4x5 round bales. Really early cut & timothy hay. All hay stored inside on pallets. Early cut 1st cutting square bales, approx. 58lbs. grass & timothy mix. Picked up or delivered, any amount, large quantity.

518-929-3480 518-329-1321

ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

Quality Alfalfa Grass Mix Lg. Sq. - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

519-529-1141

10 Ton Minimum Limited Availability

518-768-2344 1st cut, 4’x4’ round bales. Mixed grasses, dry hay, stored indoors, not dusty. Call Norm 413-768-8948. Davenport Farm, Shelburne MA AMARAL FARMS 1st & 2nd cutting good quality hay, round silage bales 4x5. Call 860-576-5188 or 860-4506536 GOOD QUALITY HAY & STRAW. Large Square Bales. Will load or ship direct. 802849-6266 HAY: Wrapped round bales, 1st, 2nd & 3rd; 1st cutting small squares. Louis 860-8030675 NOFA second cut grass small squares. Cheap round bales. JD 630 & 3020 PS, recently overhauled. 413-458-3424 4X4 ROUND SILAGE BALES, 1st & 2nd cutting, FOB SE Mass. 508-648-3276 DRY ROUND BALES 900 lbs., $20.00 & $25.00 each. 802-537-2435, 802-345-4752 FOR SALE: Quality first & second cut big & small square bales. Delivered. 315-264-3900

Hay - Straw Wanted

HAY & STRAW

SECOND CUT Baleage, Alfalfa Grass, 4’ bales, real nice feed, 40 bales per load; First cut round bales, stored inside, cheap feed, not quite horse quality, 40 bale loads. 315737-0820

For Sale All Types Delivered

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

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Help Wanted

WANTED

Assistant Herd Person

with recent experience doctoring cows. Some assistance in AI breeding on sizeable modern dairy in northern VT. Salary based on experience, housing package possible.

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Modern dairy farm has FT opening. Experience with field crops and equipment preferred. Applicants must be dependable and have understanding of dairy farming. Bridgewater/W.Winfield. Send resume with references to dairyfarm82@yahoo.com SEEKING EQUITY PARTNER (S) in New York Dairy Farm. Minority or Majority partner in midsize diary operation. Herd, equipment, or land, or all. Send inquiries to: HedgerowsDairy@gmail.com

Call 802-782-9058

WANTED: Young dairyman, skilled in Dairy Herd Management interested in building a Dairy on my farm located in Northern Schoharie County. 518-234-2188

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Sales Position Available Due to our sales rep retiring, Country Folks has an opening in Central NY. Applicants must have a basic knowledge of agriculture, reliable transportation, good driving record and be willing to learn. Sales calls to agribusinesses requires an average of 3 days on the road a week with no overnight travel required. If you are interested, contact Bruce Button at Country Folks, PO Box 121, Palatine Bridge NY 13428 or e-mail your resume to bbutton@leepub.com or fax to 518-673-2381

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DEMEREE REALTY Little Falls, NY 13365 Phone (315) 823-0288

www.demereerealty.com • demeree@ntcnet.com #1 - UNIQUE PROPERTY with much potential & lovely views of valley - 400 rolling acres, some lg. fields, nice woods & pasture land - restored & elegant Victorian home 11 lg. rooms with Victorian period decor is a step back in time - 130 yrs old & in VG. condition - 4 bdrms., lg. LR, DR, fam. rm. - nice library & 3.5 baths - lg. bay windows upstairs & downstairs - attached 2 car garage - patio area - also carriage house in entrance to 120x36 ft. dairy barn - 75x25 ft. mach. shed & attractive tree lined entrance to property - A MUST SEE FOR BUYERS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$898,000 #66 - VERY NICE - 5 acre building lot on quiet paved country road, not far out of Utica, 440’ of road frontage, open lot with trees on outside borders. PRICED RIGHT . .$28,000 #261 - 43.4 A. on Woodcreek Rd. - Town of Verona with 620 ft. road frontage - borders Barge Canal in back - 25 A. open & 18 A. wooded. Asking $198,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCED TO $125,000 (WANTS QUICK SALE MAKE OFFER) B-301 - This income producing property is located on 6 acres. The house is completely remodeled and updated. It has a large sprawling yard with an in ground pool right out the back door. The 50x90 pole barn is rented for $1000/month. It also has a 3 bedroom attached apartment as income.The main barn has 9 overhead doors and has been seasonally rented. The main residence in the house has 3 large bedrooms including a large master bedroom. The bath has a garden tub and shower. It has hot water baseboard heat with a new furnace in 2009. Close to Clinton & Utica. . . . . . . . .Asking $349,500 C-77 - 213 Acre Farm, 191A tillable, 12A woods, remainder brush lot. Level open fields presently used in hay production all on one side of a paved road in the Flat Creek area. This property includes road frontage on both ends. 8 room farmhouse in good condition, 5BR, 2 baths, full cellar, new steel roof, front deck with L-shaped covered front porch, attached one-car garage. Old dairy barn in need of repair, two concrete stave harder silos, 20x50 with unloader, and 14x35. Separate 16x20 storage bldg., excellent drilled well with 21 gal. per minute output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $435,000 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 need some TLC. Located in a great farming community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $425,000

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2177 7 - 662 2 +/-- acree farm m located d in n Oneidaa Countyy NY.. Close to 200 acres tillable all in hay, 460 acres of woods and pasture. 2 year round streams, 3 small ponds. Good 2 story Victorian home. 3 large bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Attached 2 car garage. Very nice home high ceilings, large rooms. Farm has REA power, cheap electric. Nice location, close to the city of Utica. Close to Adirondack mountains. Lots of road frontage. Would make an excellent investment property or for someone who would like to raise beef, make hay. Excellent hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $750,000.. Ownerr willl considerr selllingg 480 0 acress with h homee forr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $550,000.

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MAR 9-12 ABCs of Farm Based Education: A Project Seasons Workshop for Farmers Shelburne Farms, VT. Call 978-318-7871. On Internet at www.farmbasededuca tion.org MAR 13 Growing Your Agri-Tour & Food Tour Business Applecheck Farm, MacFarlane Rd., Hyde Park, VT. For Lamoille Co. area farmers of all kinds, value added producers, wineries, brewers and hospitality operators who want to establish or grow their agri-tour business or connect with people who do. Panel discussion & light lunch with connecting time afterwards. Contact Barbara Morrow, 802-467-8379 or email tomorgen@charter.net.

Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Conference URI, CBLS Building, Flagg Rd., Chafee Lot Rd. (Parking), Kingston, Rhode Island. 8 am - 4 pm. The agenda is focused to present women farmers with tips for the trade, strategies for how to make it work and enlightening stories. For more info, see www.regonline.com/ builder/site/Default.aspx?E ventID=1048819. MAR 15 8th Annual Vermont Grain Growers Conference The Essex Resort and Spa, Essex, VT. Registrations are due by March 7. The fee, which includes materials and lunch, is $45 per person and $40 for NGGA members. Registration forms and payment also may be mailed to Grain Conference, UVM Extension, 278 South Main St., Ste. 2, St. Albans, VT 05478. Checks should be made payable to University of Vermont Extension. Contact Erica Cummings or Heather Darby at 802-5246501 or 800-639-2130. On Internet at www.uvm.edu/ extension/grainconference Farm Pricing Strategy Clinic UVM Extension Offices. Free one day clinics to provide hands-on opportunities to learn about various cost

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0 - Madison n Countyy - 45 5 acree Gentleman'ss Farm.. Quiet 2310 road beautiful view. 20 acres tillable Balance pasture. Good 2 story barn with 41 ties, barn cleaner, and milking system. New 30x56 insulated shop in-floor heat. Remodeled 2 story 3 bdrm home in very condition. Nice location, close to machinery and ag dealers. Beautiful views of Chenango Valley. Mins from shopping and hospitals. Surely a very nice little farm. Owners are serious sellers who 0 makee uss an n offeer will consider all offers . . .Askingg $230,000 4 - Oneidaa Countyy Dairyy Farm m 140 acres, 80+ acres tillable 2304 well drained very productive soils right behind the barn, flat to gently rolling fields. An additional 86 acres tillable close by available to rent. Nice remodeled 2 story dairy barn with 86 stalls. Tunnel ventilation. Nice barn to work in. Attached 74 stall free stall barn w/large bedding pack and pens for calves. Barn has a manure pit for 3 month storage. 2 large machinery buildings. Good 2 story 5 bdrm home and 2 bdrm mobile home for hired help. This is a good turn-key operation. Owners are retiring . . . . .Askingg $450,000

based pricing techniques using your own production & financial data. Follow-up mentoring & technical support will be available. Preregistration is required. Register at www.uvm.edu/farm pricing/sign-2012-pricingclinics. Call 802-223-2389 ext. 203 or e-mail newfarmer@uvm.edu. MAR 16 Bionutrient Crop Production for Commercial Growers Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT. Two session, bionutrient rich crop production course designed especially for commercial farmers. On Internet at www.realfoodcampaign.org/ workshop-series-2011-2012 MAR 17 Maine Grass Farmers Network 2012 Grazing Conference Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, ME. 8 am 4 pm. For more information visit http://umaine.edu/ livestock/mgfn/conference. MAR 19 2012 Winter Hops Conference Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington, VT. On Internet at www.uvm.edu/ extension/agriculture/?Page =hopsconference.html MAR 20 Farm Pricing Strategy Clinic UVM Extension Offices. Free

one day clinic to provide hands-on opportunities to learn about various cost based pricing techniques using your own production and financial data. Call 802223-2389 ext. 203 or e-mail newfarmer@uvm.edu. On Internet at www.uvm.edu/ farmpricing/sign-2012pricing-clinics Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Managers Professional Development Seminar Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, 222 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury, MA. Speakers, networking and plenty of discussion. Contact Martha Sweet, 781-893-8222. MAR 22 Beginning Woman Farmer Conference; Exploring Whole Farm Planning University of Massacusetts, Amherst, Lincoln Campus Center. Two day conference with 28 sessions to learn about Holistic Management Whole Farm planning. Vermont farmers can contact Jessie Scmidt at newfarmer@uvm.edu for conference details, travel and lodging. On Internet at holisticmanagement.org/ conferencebwfne Vermont Food Safety Stakeholder Summit Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT. Contact Elizabeth Wirsing, 802-951-0109 or e-mail Elizabeth.Wirsing@state.vt.us or Ginger.Nickerson@uvm.edu

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