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26 March 2012 Section One of One Volume 30 Number 1

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Scarpa Ledge Farm provides opportunity for youths ~ Page 2 Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Conference ~ Page 3

Featured Columnist: Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly 22 Crop Comments 6 Focus on Ag 11 Auctions 21 Classifieds 35 Farmer to Farmer 10

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Scarpa Ledge Farm provides opportunity for youths by Sally Colby Deanna Arbucci’s parents didn’t have a background in agriculture, but after working hard and saving enough money, they purchased a farm in rural Connecticut. They wanted to raise livestock, so they purchased dairy calves at auction, and later, Texas Longhorns. When Deanna was old enough and became interested in the livestock, she showed what her family was raising. Today, Deanna has two beef cattle enterprises. She’s developing a quality herd of purebred Murray Grey cattle, a breed developed in Australia through Shorthorn-Angus crosses. The breed was introduced in the United States in the early 1970s, and breeders worked to retain the temperament, calving ease, feed efficiency and carcass quality the breed was known for. Deanna has found that Murray Greys can be raised efficiently and finish well on grass. Deanna currently has about 20 animals, and uses both a bull and A.I. for breeding. “It’s the most popular breed in Australia,” she said. “The association brings a lot of semen to the United States. There are also quite a few bulls here.” Because Deanna sells finished animals to both restaurants and individuals throughout the year, she tries to have both spring and fall calves. She was the first breeder in Connecticut to raise Murray Greys, although there are now other breeders in the state. One of Deanna’s Murray Grey cows has placed in the top three at Eastern

Club calf cows and Murray Grey cows are kept in groups according to due dates, then moved to an area near the barn when they are close to calving. States Expo for several years. In addition to the Murray Greys, Deanna raises club calves. Herd females are primarily Maine Anjou-Chianina crosses, and are bred to club calf-type bulls. “I use what’s popular and what’s winning in the show ring,” said Deanna, adding that she uses bloodlines such as Monopoly and Eye Candy. She noted that club calf bulls are developed primarily based on the ability to gain weight and “bulk up” as well as growing a good hair coat for the showman to work with. She sells club calves both privately and through sales. “If I have an animal that’s really high quality, I’ll take it somewhere like NAILE or the Ohio Beef Expo,” she

said. “If it’s something that will work here in New England, I’ll sell it locally.” However, Deanna realizes that a good club calf is an expensive proposition, especially for youths who are just starting cattle projects. “When I was growing up, I had the worst animals,” said Deanna. “I was showing Texas Longhorn crosses. But I really worked hard — I never had anyone else fit my animals. As I got older, I was determined to give the same opportunity to kids like me who wanted to work hard. Two years ago, a girl approached me who was interested in the cattle. She wanted to help out. That’s when I started purchasing steers and letting kids keep

Scarpa Ledge Farm, Marlborough, CT, has brought home numerous trophies and banners from Northeast livestock shows. Photos by Sally Colby

them at my place.” Although most of the youth Deanna works with are from the city, she says they work hard and are passionate about agriculture. One of the young people Deanna has been working with has transferred to an agricultural high school as a result of her introduction to beef cattle. “I help pay for the animal, help feed it, and then sell the carcass to reimburse myself,” Deanna explained. “They work with the animals, halter-break them, and when we go to the shows, they’re responsible for keeping the animals and their area clean.” Deanna teaches the students about caring for cattle, including everyday care, show preparation and

showmanship. The student has the opportunity to work with the animal as if it’s their own, and can keep any premiums won at shows. “The first year is kind of hard for them (because the animal they worked with will go to slaughter), but then they’ve learned where meat comes from,” said Deanna. “Then they go on and tell others about it. One of them did a school presentation on what she was doing here at the farm.” Each year, Deanna and her students prepare cattle and attend shows including the Big E, VCCP in Virginia, eight local fairs, the Eastern States Expo and the Ohio Beef Expo. Deanna says that if she had started out with top-quality club calves, she probably wouldn’t have the desire she has to show other young people how to work their way from their first project animal to the top. “I had a great opportunity since I was born into it,” said Deanna. “My parents had the farm, but I started buying show animals when I was 16. Everything I purchased was out of my own pocket — I had to work really hard for it.” Right now, Deanna is a student at Manchester Community College, and plans to eventually transfer to the University of Connecticut or Texas A&M to major in agriculture. But one of her biggest joys is working with young people who share a passion for agriculture. “It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done,” she said. “They enjoy it, and I do too.”

Deanna Arbucci purchased this 7-year old Murray Grey cow, Monarch Oak Della, from Stacy Cummings of Indiana. Deanna sold a yearling grandson bull out of Della to a farm in New York and has sold other offspring in other states.


Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Conference chefs and institutions, Farm Fresh RI surpassed $2 million in agricultural sales last year. Last year, customers used $50,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at farmers markets, up 50 percent from the previous year. Through a new meat processing facility in RI, the RI Raised Livestock Association made a $700,000 impact on the economy in 2005; that number has grown to $1 million in 2010 and $1.3 million in 2011. Ayars urged farmers to continue their efforts to “be good neighbors” as they grow their businesses. He said he will continue to work to reduce regulatory burdens so that farmers can maintain margins and keep their farms viable. “You are the future of farming; we want to help you,” concluded Ayars. After welcoming attendees to URI, John Kirby, Dean of URI’s College of Environmental and Life Sciences reminded the audience that RI has the highest proportion of female farmers in the country. Kirby went on to announce funding and support for another RI Extension Agent and the development of a URI Sustainable Agriculture degree program. Marketing Tips and Business Strategies Farmers from across the state shared business marketing tips and strategies and how they balance farm and family. Speakers discussed trends in urban farming and buying locally through farmers’ markets, CSAs and other direct sales options. Panels and moderators included RI produce, herb and meat farm-

“If We Grow It, Will They Buy It?” was the topic of a panel discussion on marketing that included Jean Helger Bento of Pachet Brook Tree Farm, Lauri Roberts of Farming Turtles, Kerri Stenovitch of Phantom Farm, and Martha Neale of Windmist Farm. The panel was moderated by Shannon Brawley of the RI Nursery & Landscape Association.

RI DEM Division of Agriculture Chief Ken Ayars, Chief speaking with Kate Venturini, Urban Agriculture and Landscape Restoration Specialist at URI’s Outreach Center, during a break at the conference. Photos by Sanne Kure-Jensen ers, Farmers Market managers, orchard owners and Christmas tree growers. Value added producers made specialty soaps, goat cheese, cider, liverwurst, Christmas wreaths and “Pet Salad.” Attendees heard from women who carefully planned their annual marketing programs and others like Melody Reynolds of The Reynolds Barn who said she finally “just jumped in” and started her business. Kerrie Stenovitch of Phantom Farm budgeted 3 to 4 percent of projected annual sales for marketing included rack cards. She used Welcome Wagon to distribute coupons for a free product to get new residents in the door. Events targeting slow days and story time for young moms brought in future repeat customers. Jean Helger Bento of Pachet Farm urged everyone to have simple, clear, colorful signs directing visitors to their farms. “Be sure to offer customers an experience and an open space conservation lesson. Treat them like gold; they’ll come back and they’ll bring friends,” promised Bento. The Next Farming Generation Rich Pederson, Farm Steward at Southside Community Land Trust’s City

Farm and Mary Blue Hastings of Farmacy Herbs described their small urban farms. Each participates in farmers markets, teaches city youth where food comes from and offers education through an intern program, summer camp and/or educational workshops. Abbie Rose of Rhody Fresh Milk, praised 4-H programs for teaching her about dairy cows, how to study to win Quiz Bowl and helping prepare her to attend Virginia Tech’s Agriculture program. Lauri Roberts of Farming Turtles urged attendees “believe in yourself, have fun and be profitable; use that great network of PTA, neighbors, customers and Extension staff to help.” Balancing Farm and Family Patience, good communication and “not always insisting on being right” were important recommendation from Sandie Barden of Barden Family Orchard. She urged attendees to share simple chores like thinning peaches with their other halves and to treat that time like Date Night. The Bardens take daily walks and take a family camping trip in their quiet season as a reward for the long hours in the busy season. Barden urged “start kids on the farm when they are young and always have

snacks and water.” Liz Peckham of Wishing Stone Farm eventually taught herself not to expect a weekly day off during the growing season. “If I get alone time in the greenhouse with a good song on the radio, I’m in heaven.” Barden and Peckham encouraged their teenagers to work on the farm and agreed the teens should be paid well. Catherine Watne of Clarks Christmas Tree Farm urged bribery; when their family bought the farm and moved from Newport to rural Tiverton, they offered a dog, cat and pony. Watne gave the kids an ownership stake in the farm and paid them well to help customers in their busy season. She offered these important tips: “Don’t Clean! Really; we seldom have company,” and “always have a few frozen dinners in stock for when you’re exhausted after a day on the farm.” All speakers agreed on the importance of leaning on their networks of other farmers, religious organizations, agricultural support agencies and Extension staff for help and guidance whether starting a new operation or looking for ways to grow efficiency and profitability. Buyers and Eaters Casey Riley, Chief Operating Officer and former chef with Newport Harbor Corporation and Newport Restaurant Group shared his experience purchasing local fresh produce, meats and seafood. Dorothy Brayley, chef and founder of Kids First and Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition, described her efforts to bring RI school kitchen staff, who could only open a can or use a microwave, to the point where all 36 school districts in the state now purchase local, fresh produce including apples, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries and corn. Transitioning the Farm Jean Cotta of Portsmouth Nursery and Jim Pagliarini at Central Nurseries described their challenging experiences in transferring their farms to the next generation. Jim Aukerman, attorney at James V. Aukerman & Associates discussed land trust conservation easement options and Rick Hermanot, Farm Business Consultant with Farm Credit East, urged careful estate planning before it is too late. Everyone agreed the most important thing to do is to start the conversation early and to keep on talking.

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by Sanne Kure-Jensen More than 30 women farmers, government leaders, agricultural advocates, chefs and small business owners and managers shared marketing tips, business strategies and enlightening stories at the second annual Rhode Island Women In Agriculture Conference on March 13. About 200 farmers and agricultural advocates from Rhode Island and southern New England attended the conferences hosted by the University of Rhode Island. Statewide Support of Agriculture Special guests included Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, who worked to create a statewide Buy Local program. She frequents farmers markets and her children insist on only Rhody Fresh milk at home. To the farmers in the audience, Roberts said, “I eat a lot better because of you. Thank you all.” RI Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit said of farmers, “You’re terrific” and “how can DEM help you?” She urged everyone in the room to work towards increasing RI’s food security by tripling the state’s food production within five years. RI DEM Division of Agriculture Chief Ken Ayars listed many recent activities held around RI celebrating agriculture and RI farmers and announced that RI Agriculture Day will be held at the RI State House on April 26. With 45 summer farmers markets and over 80 farmers participating in the Market Mobile program selling to


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Connecticut Farm Energy Meeting offers options by George Looby During the past fall and winter the Connecticut Farm Energy Program presented a series of meetings throughout the state to bring participants and prospective participants involved in agriculture up to speed on some of the new and expanded services offered by the program. The stated mission of the CT Farm Energy Program is to increase awareness about energy conservation and efficiency as it relates to ag producers and ag-based small businesses as well as promoting alternative and renewable energy on farms in Eastern Connecticut. A stated goal of the overall program is to make Connecticut the most energy efficient state in the Union. On March 7, a session was held the USDA Regional Office in Norwich, CT. As so often is the case with new programs, expanded features are added and existing ones modified making periodic updates necessary to insure that all interested parties are kept informed as to what is current. Staff members summarized some of the

salient points that a potential participant would need to know in order to be considered for a grant from either the state or federal government. Money to support the program at the state level comes from one of two sources, either the Clean Energy Fund or the Clean Energy and Investment Authority. To be considered for grant assistance an operation must receive at least 50 percent of its income from agricultural production, it must be in a rural area, the project must be technically feasible and commercially available, an energy efficiency audit must be completed before applying and a rural development grant approval is required before the project begins. As presently structured, grants cover 25 percent of the project cost with the minimum grant being $1,500 for a $6,000 project. The maximum allowable grant is $500,000 and the maximum grant for a feasibility study is set at $50,000. Guaranteed loans are available to eligible farmers for as little as $5,000 up to $25 million. Socalled simplified grant applications are available in amounts less than

Cover photo by Sally Colby Deanna Arbucci with her working students, from left, Joey Schaber of New Britain, CT; Shauna Konopka of New Britain, CT; Arbucci; and Lily Barton of Willimantic, CT.

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$200,000, whereas the full grant applications are for larger amounts. As might be expected full grant applications are somewhat more involved than those granted for lesser amounts. To get the wheels turning in preparing a grant application there are steps that must be followed in order to qualify. First an applicant must meet existing eligibility requirements. Next an energy audit must have been completed. The nature of the project the applicant is proposing and a conversation with a qualified contractor in order to get an estimate must be completed. A budget must be prepared. As of this writing there is $2,540,000 available for grants. Bill Colonis of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority summarized some of the technologies that might be employed in developing an energy efficient system in any agricultural operation. Among those listed were small wind, solar PV and solar thermal, fuel cells, geo-thermal, biomass, wave tidal, hydro, and land fillgasses. Those that have zero emissions include solar electric, solar hot water, wind turbines and hydro. Systems with low levels of emissions include biomass gas, biomass anaerobic digesters, fuel cells, and land fill gas. A rather interesting fact that came out of the afternoon’s discussion is that large wind powered generators are not well suited for use in Connecticut, wind patterns that would make their use economical simply do not exist in the state. Utilities are currently soliciting operators utilizing ZRECs (Zero emissions energy credit) to sign 15 year contracts. Solar hot water heaters are highly efficient and should be carefully considered when doing upgrades. Additional advantages add to the overall appeal of these systems in that they are exempt from town taxes and there is a 30 percent deduction from federal taxes. Some operators are under the impression that if they build a system large enough they can make additional income by selling the excess power that they produce back to their utility, thus generating some additional

income. This, it turns out, is incorrect. When a facility gets into that level of production they become a generator, which puts them into a different category. Joan Nichols, Government Relations specialist for the Connecticut Farm Bureau gave the attendees an update on the activities of the Farm Bureau, especially as it relates to energy conservation activities in the legislature. The Farm Bureau has two lobbyists that work on behalf of the organization to insure that members of the legislature are kept informed as to all bills under consideration that relate to agriculture. Remembering that, today, the majority of the members in both the House and the Senate have very little knowledge or background in agricultural activities makes their work very important. Jason Harris represented Solaris Corp. of Branford, CT, which manufactures solar collectors that make hot water using the sun as the energy source. The system can be mounted on a roof or ground facing the sun. These units are unaffected by cold weather, as they employ a principal similar to a thermos, the water is heated and circulated using a very small motor into a holding tank to be stored until used. One place a very large system is in use is a turkey processing plant in North Carolina where over 100,000 gallons of hot water are used every day. In addition to tax benefits mentioned earlier there is an accelerated depreciation schedule that can be put in place. Staff members who contributed to this most informative session include Amanda Fargo Johnson, the coordinator of The Connecticut Farm Energy Program, who presented the update on the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. Liz Swenson who presented additional information on the Connecticut Farm Energy Program and Javier Cruz of NRCS. It behooves every ag related business in the state to carefully investigate the many advantages of the program and explore the possibilities of joining to make their own operations more energy efficient.

Landowners reminded there’s still time to sign up for conservation programs TOLLAND, CT — Jay T. Mar, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, reminds eligible landowners there is still time to apply for two of the agency’s conservation programs — the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). “Applications for EQIP and FRPP will continue to be taken on a continuous basis,” said Mar, “However, to be eligible for Fiscal Year 2012 funding, the cutoff date is Wednesday, April 11.” • The EQIP Program helps promote farm and forest health by enhancing the environmental quality of soil, water, air, plants, and animals. EQIP

provides payments to implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land. • The FRPP Program protects agricultural lands by limiting non-agricultural uses. NRCS partners with approved state, local, and non-profit entities who arrange for the purchase of development rights through conservation easements on private lands. The entity holds and manages these conservation easements in perpetuity. For more information, visit www.ct.nrcs.usda.gov/programs or contact your nearest USDA Service Center: Danielson, 860-779-0557; Hamden, 203-287-8038; Norwich, 860-87-3604; Torrington, 860-6268258; and Windsor, 860-688-7725.


Maine Dairy Seminar, MDIA Annual Meeting well attended

Maine Dairy Seminar 2011 Maine Dairy Farm Family of the Year Award to the Hardy Family, Farmington: From left, Andrew, Teresa, and Henry Hardy; Fred Hardy, MDIA presenter; Ashley and Ashlie Hardy. Photo by Chad Arms tive issues. Dale Cole also commented on the Federal Order. Items discussed included: • MDIA is working closely with milk economist Dan Smith on behalf of MDIA for improving Federal Order Class I and Class III milk prices. Using competitive prices for Class III milk products versus present procedure should help. Former MDIA member and now Maine Commissioner of

Agriculture Walter Whitcomb is also involved. • Farmers are urged to make direct contact with legislators for keeping the Tier Program as a safety net for keeping farmers afloat during times of depressed milk prices. Farmers are the best voice for influencing legislators. • Other topics included LD 1869 for the Oxford Casino affecting support

for farmers and participating in Electricity Maine, Dairy Energy Audits, and University of Maine cost of production studies. Other topics Remarks were given by Department of Agriculture officials Tim Drake, Inspection Program manager, and Beth McEvoy, assistant State Veterinarian. Drake was recognized as being a strong supporter of the Maine Milk Commission by Julie-Marie Bickford. McEvoy urged support for the Maine Cattle Health Assurance Program. Thirty producers are already taking advantage of it for reimbursing costs for veterinarians, milking system inspections, checking for and reducing mastitis and other diseases such as Johne’s, Leucosis, or BVD. A virtual tour of the 2011 Maine Dairy Farm of the year was given by Henry Hardy of the Henry and Teresa Hardy Family Farm, Farmington. Hardy displayed some of the pastures and crop program, great Ayrshire and Holstein cattle, and other factors contributing to a winning program. His daughter, Ashlie Hardy, spoke on supporting the Maine 4-H Dairy Program. The importance of more frequent dairy intake to achieve better cognitive performance was addressed by Dr. Michael Robbins, Department of Psychology, University of Maine. This recent cutting edge technology supporting dairy products was part of the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study to which Robbins and Dr. Merrill Elias of the University of Maine contributed.

Conference focuses on feed costs and profitability Each year the New Hampshire Dairy Practices Committee and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension host a dairy conference in West Lebanon. This year’s topic was “Controlling Feed Costs and Improving Profitability.” The conference is part of a four -day New England Regional Dairy Conference series held in two locations in New Hampshire, one in Maine and a fourth in Connecticut. The original focus was on dairy equipment, but with changes in the industry over the last decade the focus has shifted more generally to dairy management. Feed cost — buying grain and growing, processing, and storing forage crops — is the single largest expense involved in running a dairy farm. With both grain and fossil fuel prices going up, finding new and creative ways to keep feed costs down is always a concern for dairy and other livestock farmers. Dr. Larry Chase, a professor and extension specialist in dairy nutrition at Cornell University, gave two presenta-

Cornell University professor and Extension Specialist Dr. Larry Chase gave two presentations during the dairy conference. tions. The first focused on identifying the largest costs and savings opportunities and the second focused on practical steps farmers could consider implementing on

their farms. Chase’s main message was to take a good look at the ration you feed your herd in order to see if you are really getting a return on the investment. One par-

ticipant remarked, “I guess we’ve got some number crunching to do. I’m interested in seeing how the figures turnout.” Naturally, analyzing the return on investment is not as simple as it sounds. For example, the price a dairy farmer receives for milk varies from farm to farm and week to week depending on the results of testing carried out on the milk. Higher protein and fat levels in the milk earn the farmer a higher price. According to Chase, between fat and protein, the best opportunity to expand profit is by focusing on the protein levels. However, if you add too much protein to the feed the cow won’t be able to process it all and will instead produce urine and manure with excessive nutrients, particularly nitrogen. This spends money unnecessarily. The goal is to arrive at a balance with a healthy cow producing large volumes of high quality milk at a reasonable cost for feed. Right before lunch, Department of Agriculture Markets & Food Commissioner Lorraine

Merrill presented Glen Farm with a certificate commemorating its winning the 2011 New Hampshire Green Pastures award. Glen Farm is owned by four siblings who are the third generation of the Ritchie Family on the farm located in Piermont, NH. David and Robert Ritchie are the principal operators, and Robert was at the conference to accept the award on behalf of the family. The Green Pastures award started out as a bet between New England governors about which state had the prettiest farms and has evolved into an award that recognizes excellence and good stewardship in the dairy industry. Along with the workshop information and the award presentation, there were also 16 companies and organizations who came to host trade show booths where farmers could examine products, sample cheese, learn about services and ask individual questions on a range of topics that included corn planters, barn equipment, milk testing kits, financial services and grain.

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by Chad Arms There was a good gathering with more than 180 attending the Maine Dairy Seminar March 13 at the Elks Lodge in Waterville. The meeting featured lectures, an MDIA Annual Meeting, Dairy Shrine Awards, and a trade show with 23 exhibitors. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Maine Dairy Industry Association (MDIA) and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Dave Marcinkowski, Extension Dairy Specialist, served as coordinator for the meeting agenda. The featured speaker was Dr. Larry Chase, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Chase addressed “Controlling Feed Costs and Improving Profitability” with lectures both in the morning and afternoon. Chase covered a host of timely tips to monitor and track feeding as much quality forage as possible with income over purchased feed cost being one of most important measures. Among items stressed were forage quality and digestibility, lower crude protein rations, and availability of clean water. Information on his presentation is available at the State Dairy Extension Office. MDIA Annual Meeting MDIA President Dale Cole of Sidney presided at the meeting with a quorum of 30 farms represented. John Hemond, Minot, and Brian Wright, Clinton, were re-elected as directors. MDIA Executive Director JulieMarie Bickford briefly discussed handouts on milk pricing and legisla-


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Rumbling clouds On Thursday, March 15, I was visiting Hiram, one of my Mohawk Valley customers, whose real name is actually something different. I had accidentally left my tarp at another customer’s place on a sunny day. Rain had begun to fall as I drove next to Hiram’s barn, so his sons and I unloaded his order from my uncovered truck as rapidly as possible. The rain continued, a nice soothing unseasonably warm precipitation. What happened next was the rattling of Hiram’s metal barn roof as it resonated with thunder. A

few minutes later clouds in the distance whitened brightly, followed by thunder after another seven or eight seconds. At least this part of Central New York was experiencing its first springtime thunderstorm. I had hoped that the first thunderstorm of the season would wait two or three more weeks, like it did last year. The reason that I had hoped that such an occurrence would hold off a little (or a lot) longer is that a halfyear following the first serious electric storm in the springtime is when we expect autumn’s first killer frost. This forecast

only applies to mid-latitude regions, i.e., those located near the 45 degree parallel, a line running between Watertown and Canton, NY. Vast acreages of serious farmland, heavy in dairy, are situated within five degrees of the 45th parallel. So with a serious thunderstorm striking March 15, we can predict the first killer frost on the other end of the growing season will hit six months later. This means folks should try to plant as much short season corn as possible, particularly for grain. Most crop people in the Northeast try to plant short season corn as much as possible anyway. This year that will be more of a chal-

lenge than in normal years… whatever a “normal” year is. Last year’s growing season for seedcorn was unusually harsh (something I will address in more depth next week). For now, let me shorten that long story by saying that most corn growers will get enough seedcorn, but it probably won’t all be the varieties they were hoping for, particularly for folks waiting till the last minute. These days there seem to be more variety substitutions than there used to be. So often a seed dealer tells a customer, “we ran out of X variety, but we got you Y… which will work just as well”.

There is scientific basis for this 183 day lag between first springtime thunderstorm and the first killer frost at the other end of the growing season. The basis for this prediction is the jet stream polar drift rule. This phenomenon dictates that one weather extreme deviating timewise from the vernal equinox (March 20 this year… today as I write) will be followed half a year later by the opposite extreme, deviating by the same amount of time from the autumnal equinox (Sept. 22). Since the first thunderstorm hit five days before the vernal equinox, the first killer frost should hit five days before the autum-

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nal equinox, or Sept. 17. Again, this climatologic pendulum has scientific basis, at least in regions near the 45th parallel, which is half-way between the 30 degree latitude and 60 degree latitude. The 30th parallel, which runs near New Orleans, is home for the southern branch of the northern hemisphere jet stream. The 60th parallel, which runs near the tip of Canada’s St. James Bay, is home to the northern branch of that jet stream. When the northern branch of our jet stream veers way north, as was the case on March 15, warm moist southern air

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Represent your state in Washington, D.C. Plans for the annual spring trip to Washington, D.C., are well underway. Members of the American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Legislative Action Council, along with memberstate sheep association leaders, will be in Washington May 1-3. The purpose of the visit is to bring the message of the sheep industry to

the nation’s capitol and coordinate updates on wool, lamb, trade, sheep disease and protection programs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Visits with federal policy makers regarding legislation and meetings with agriculture and land management agencies about programs that affect the business of sheep pro-

ducers in this country are being planned. Topics of interest for these meetings include appropriations for top sheep programs at USDA including Wildlife Services, which was the subject of a full House vote last year; an extension of the language prohibiting the federal land management agencies from reducing sheep

grazing due to wild sheep; defending sheep and wool research that is being threatened by budget cuts; the U.S. Forest planning rule; and sheep priorities in the next Farm Bill. The much anticipated American lamb barbecue for congressional and administration representatives will again be hosted by ASI on

Wednesday, May 2, in Alexandria, VA. Producers interested in participating in this event should contact their state association or

Peter Orwick at porwrick@sheepusa.org. Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly March 16

Occasionally, I have backed off from making this forecast when it looks like el Niño might mess things up meteorologically. When this el Niño climate characteristic gets unruly, all bets are off the table, in terms of jet stream behavior. I was able to assess el Niño’s 2012 behavior by referring to the website

of the International Research Institute (IRI) for Climate and Society. El Niño is defined as occuring when the Pacific Ocean surface areas along the equator and west of South America experience water temperature increase (compared to normal) of 1.53.5 degrees Celsius (2.76.3 degrees Fahrenheit).

Let me quote from IRI’s website: “Most of the set of dynamical and statistical model predictions issued during late February and early March 2012 predict cool, but neutral ENSO (el Niño southern oscillation) conditions for the March to May 2012 season currently in progress, although a few models do continue predicting weak la Niña conditions (as are still observed at mid-March) for the period. Many models indicate some warming dur-

ing the second half of the calendar year, but most do not call for el Niño.” (La Niña occurs when these equatorial water temperatures drop an unusual amount.) Based on IRI’s assessment, I’m accepting that el Niño remains “ruly”, and my jetstream polar drift prediction stands. Hiram said he saw some lightning two days earlier. I asked if it was accompanied by rain; he said no. No rain meant no storm, so that was good. A Sept. 17 frost

will be hard enough to take. Following my last year’s first frost prediction, my batting average with these forecasts increased to 82.35 percent. This year I hope I’m wrong with first frost dragging way into fall. Speaking of biblical names (like Hiram) and electrical storms, I thought it would be really cool if some guy named Noah was a really good welder. Then he could start a business with a sign out front which said: Noah’s Arc.

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plows through our region. At some point this air mass collided with a cold front, causing a thunderstorm. Then the opposite should happen six months later, as the northern branch of the jet stream bounces southward, allowing cold Canadian air to spread frost through the midlatitude regions.


Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Sweet ways to celebrate the season (NAPSA) — A delightful way for your family to greet the spring can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake:

Sweet Chicks

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Makes 18 chicks 5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup butter or margarine 2 large eggs Raisins

Powdered Sugar Glaze: 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons milk 2 to 3 drops yellow or red food coloring 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, lemon peel and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat milk, water and butter till very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough into 18 equal pieces; roll each into 10-inch rope. Tie each into a knot, leaving one end slightly shorter. Place knots, short ends up, 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Pinch short end of knot to form head and pointed beak. Insert 2 raisins for eyes. Press long end of knot down; with sharp knife, make 4 to 5 cuts to form tail. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 375°F 12 to 15 minutes or till done. Cover heads with small pieces of foil if they become too brown. Remove from sheet to wire rack. Brush with Powdered Sugar Glaze: Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth.

Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake

You can hatch up a happy surprise with sweet baby chicks.

3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup milk

Here's an egg-cellent idea: A coffee cake that looks like a nest.

1/4 cup butter or margarine 9 eggs 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon water Food coloring Orange Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, orange peel and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in 1 egg, almonds and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; roll each half to 30-inch rope. Loosely twist ropes together. Place twisted rope on large greased baking sheet; shape into circle and pinch ends together to seal. Place 7 eggs, evenly spaced, on dough, pressing between ropes in twist. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes. Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water; brush over dough (not on eggs). Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; let cool on wire rack. Brush eggs with food coloring. Drizzle Orange Glaze over bread: Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers. More recipes and tips are at www.breadworld.com.

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC springing heifers, Holstein and Holstein Jersey cross, April freshening $1,400 each. Yates Co. 585554-4596.(NY)

JOHN DEERE 350B dozer diesel, 6-way blade, winch, good undercarriage, runs and works great asking $9.500. 315-3972892.(NY)

WHITE 252 12’ transport disk harrows, all new disks $3,000. Frontier (J.D.) 3pt. 9’ rear blade like new $600. 315-4124560.(VT)

HUSQVARNA CHAIN SAW 16” bar model 51, starts, runs and works excellent, two extra chains $150. 585-727-2188.(NY)

ROUND BALES 4x5 1st. cutting stored inside, 30 plus bales. 585-657-7324.(NY)

NEW IDEA 4644 round baler, 4x4 bales, excellent, $5,000; Sitrex 7ft. sickle bar mower, 3P.H. hydraulic lift bar, excellent, $2,750. 607-656-4568.(NY)

WANTED: JD B, JD A, in good condition, or JD 40, JD 50, JD 60. 585-6285571.(NY) 2 JD FORAGE HARVESTERS, 3950 long tongue electric control. 1000rpm. 3940 electric control, 540rpm $2,500. each, with heads Penn Yan. 315-536-3834.(NY)

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1066 IH LEHMAN T.A $8,500. aprox. 2000ft 4” irrigation pipe, fittings and trailor $2,200.00 Geneva, NY. 315-789-9759. RICHARDTON S.F. 1016 blower deck, good condition. 315-822-5603.(NY) NH 145 manure spreader; Pittsburgh 10’ disc; IHC 12’ disc; 585-261-4547.(NY) INT. 5000 self propelled 12ft. Windrower low hrs. diesel nice shape $7,500. Farmall C good tin $1,100. 315-790-3600.(NY)

WANTED: Harvestore silos, Any size, Any area. Call 717-768-0452(PA)

LEON 585 Silver spreader hydra pash top beater end gate saper single truck tires ex. condition $13,000. No Sunday calls.315946-0087.(NY)

INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER ENGINE 262 C.I. 6cyl. gas, fits 656 etc., complete, runs good, $1,800. Troy, NY 518-663-7693.

CAST IRON water bowls, push button, 2 hole frost free cattle waterer, best offers. Moravia, NY. 315-730-3733

NEW HOLLAND 1431 Discbine 2 point hitch. No Sunday calls. 607-243-5749.(NY) CEDAR FENCE POSTS, sharpened or unsharpened $2.50 each. 315-8582882.(NY) TRACTOR TIRES: 10x36 $175.00; 11.2x36 $225.00; 12x36 $225.00; 11.2x38 $175.00; 13.6x38 $225.00; 30% to 50% tread 5.00x15 $40. Information call 315699-2200.(NY) HUD-SON FOREST equipment, Farm Boss saw on trailer with blade sharpener and several blades $4,000. 315-7896961.(NY) TEAM BELGIAN 15, 16 year old, well broke, $1,800; American saddlebred gelding 8 years old, rides drives, $1,500. 315963-7103.(NY) SMALL GRAZING HERD FOR SALE: Jerseys, Holsteins, crosses, 32 cows, 4 bred heifers, $65,000. 607-760-9459.(NY) WANTED: 20.8x42 snap-on or JD axle duals, or two used 20.8x42 tires; Also three row snapper head for New Holland 900. 315-651-3807.(NY) NH 311 BALER w/thrower, EZ trail 9x18, (2) 8x16 steel wagons with or w/out running gears, all exc cond. 413-6673692.(MA)

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RUN-IN SHED 10x16 w/kickboard, quaker style, brand new never used, delivery available $3,000.00, OBO. 518-568-3560.(NY)

ATV WINCH heavy duty $140. Auger gas 5in. blade $140. Weed whacker tree limber $130. Planes antique $5. each Bluffpoint. 315-531-8670.(NY)

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HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting alfalfa timothy mix, 45lb. average, small square. If no answer please leave phone number 315589-8568.(NY)

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2 NOFA cert. organic Jersey heifers 1 bred 1 open $2,000 OBO. 518-312-7011.(NY)

DISBINE 408 New Holland 8ft. field ready $5,200. Louisa, VA. 540-748-9018.

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224 MASSEY FERGUSON baler with 212 kicker also 4 easy trail 18ft. kicker wagons used 1yr. 802-635-2633.(VT)

3 JERSEY cross heifers for sale, been running w/purebred Jersey bull since fall $1,000. each. Purebred Jersey bull $750. 315-675-8128.(NY)

EXCELLENT CONDITION, Hesston small square baler, $7,900; Vicon 4 star tedder, $2,900; IH 700 auto reset 5 bottom plow, $2,500. 315-348-6149.(NY)

FORD 3550 TRACTOR loaded 3pt. P.T.O. new rear tires and wheels $6,000. Gravity wagon with new Killbros auger. 716-6529482.(NY)

WANTED: A full Jersey bull that is ready for service now. Iddo Brenneman 1018 Augusta Solsville Rd. Oriskany Fls. NY 134254004

PAYTRAIL SPRAYER 1996, 3150HR model 150, 90’ Booms Dickey John controller, good condition $34,500. IH 1150 1250 feed grinder. 585-370-2544.(NY)

BELGIAN MARE, kid broke, work single or double, any one can drive her. 607-6479849.(NY)

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Trading our way forward by Tracy Taylor Grondine International trade is a cornerstone of our country. From the 18th century when Native Americans traded fur to the French along the Ottawa River to the $131 billion in U.S. agriculture exports forecast for this year, we have always been a player in the trade arena. After all, said President Calvin Coolidge, “The chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.” Agricultural goods make up a significant component of overall U.S. exports. And although the world continues to

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manent the trade status the U.S. extends to Russia each year. The agreement Russia negotiated with the U.S. and other World Trade Organization member nations includes improved tariff and sanitary provisions particularly affecting U.S. beef, pork and poultry exports. In 2011, the United States was the third-largest supplier in the Russian market. Obtaining PNTR is a critical step to ensure the U.S. stays competitive in that part of the world. Another priority is the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, which aims to eliminate tariff — and non-tariff — barriers to trade between the U.S. and countries like Aus-

tralia, Chili, Malaysia and many others. Japan, Canada and Mexico have also expressed interest in joining the TPP, which would increase trade opportunities because they would be unable to exclude certain sectors under the agreement. For example, Japan is our fourth-largest agricultural export destination, with more than $13 billion in sales in 2011. But, the country has many restrictive policies against certain agricultural imports that would have to be addressed under the TPP. Looking to Europe, efforts are under way to increase agriculture trade with the European Union and remove barriers on

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation U.S. products made with biotechnology. In 2011, the U.S. exported more than $10 billion in agriculture products to the EU. Additional market access to the EU is significant for farmers. Lastly, China became the United States’ top agricultural importer in 2011, with more than $20 billion in sales. Continued demand from China for a range of products, primarily soybeans and cotton, with growing demand for meats and corn, will keep China in the forefront as an agricultural customer. If we stay the course and maintain a strong agricultural trade agen-

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The 2012 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 6,014 attendees. This represents a 25 percent increase from last year’s record of 4,826 attendees. Once again, farm families represented over half of the participants, with 3,505 growers, spouses and children attending. “We broke records in every category,” said Commodity Classic Cochair Martin Barbre. “However, the most exciting number was beating last year’s record of firsttime attendees by 48 percent. It’s very gratifying to see that Commodity Clas-

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Payment limit bill would ensure farm payments are adequate, not excessive WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) supports the efforts to establish payment limitations on farm programs in the Rural America Preservation Act of 2012, sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Tim Johnson, D-SD.

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Harvest quality dairy forages der warm, moist conditions are higher in lignin and lower in fiber digestibility. Yield is high, quality is lower. The opposite occurs in cool, dry seasons. Variety Alfalfa breeders continue to progress in providing higher NDFD varieties. Varieties and hybrids are available that may lower stem to leaf ratios. Research is investigating lower lignin varieties that still perform agronomically, and/or do not solubilize as much protein in the silo, saving more usable protein. Grass varieties with higher sugar content are available. These are particularly useful for grazing. However, most sugar is retained in hay and, while lower in silage (it’s converted to acids), it may still be higher with a higher sugar variety. Many are familiar with the short harvest window of cereal rye as a quality double crop for silage. Wheat has a longer window, but may come off too late. Newer triticale (wheat/rye cross) varieties offer a solution and are gaining popularity. Additionally, higher yielding forage oats varieties with wider leaves and higher digestibility are available. Some areas have the growing season

to allow triple cropping with a combination of these. Popularity has jumped dramatically. Brown mid-rib (BMR) corn has always resulted in about 5 pounds of milk / cow /day. NDFD is much higher than traditional varieties. Some “silage specific” varieties are also marketed with higher NDFD than conventional or dual purpose corn. The company with BMR in the market for many years has made major agronomic and yield advances. Ask for multi-year, multi-plot NDFD variety comparison results when selecting. BMR sorghum and sudan varieties and crosses are available. They have much higher fiber digestibility than conventional types, but again differ by genetic strain. BM6 gene varieties are better than others. Multi-plot and year comparisons are best. Select varieties specifically for grazing, ensiling or baling suitability. Harvest height Most are familiar with the positive effect on whole plant corn silage quality by chopping higher. More starch and less fiber typically results. There is a yield trade-off with chopping higher of course, but it may be a good trade in a

wet growing season. The same quality/yield trade may be worth it with alfalfa, grass and small grain forage. Cutting higher will generally leave more of the lower, more lignified, less digestible stem portion in the field. NDFD should be higher in what is harvested. Maturity Harvest at one-tenth bloom, harvest at bud stage, if you see purple it’s too late — all have been heard as guides over the years. Alfalfa NDF increases 4-6 percent per week in spring/summer, more slowly in late summer/fall. RFV falls 3-4 units a day in spring. Wisconsin researchers developed the PEAQ (predictive equations for alfalfa quality) system years ago. Subtracting some loss for harvest and storage gives an idea of feeding value. You can purchase calibrated “PEAQ” sticks or use a yardstick and do the calculations. Scissor cutting samples and sending to labs for analysis before harvest can estimate quality. This method can vary across states and seasons somewhat and is only useful for first cutting. Check with local agronomists and find GDD calculators for your area online. More infor-

mation on these tools is at www1.umn.edu/mfgc /scissors.htm Alfalfa / grass mixes should be harvested at the best combination of both. Cornell has a recommended harvest chart based on the proportion of grass in the stand. Harvest grassier fields earlier. New, later maturing grass varieties are available to better match alfalfa maturity. You should be able to harvest these mixes at greater alfalfa height, maintaining quality and capturing higher yields. More farms are no-till seeding BMR sorghum/sudan into 4th year or depleted alfalfa stands. Triticale harvested at flag leaf stage offers some the highest potential quality forage. Moisture Moisture targets vary by silo structure. Wetter is okay in bunkers/piles/bags. Avoid too wet (over 65 percent) in towers. Seepage losses can exceed field drying losses. Ensiling near or above 70 percent moisture will increase protein breakdown. Ammonia increases, clostridial fermentation, butyric acid and other foul byproducts increase. Test cor n whole plant moisture by chopping stalks when

near 1/4-1/2 ker nel milk line. Prediction charts are available to estimate the time from varying plant growth stages till that point. Be aware with “stay green” varieties the kernels may get too dry while waiting for desirable whole plant moisture. Applying “wide-swath” practices speeds drying by up to a day. Overnight drying results in plant respiration which lowers nutrients harvested. Photosynthesis continues in the wide-swath during the day, reducing net losses. Wide- swathing haylage resulted in 11 units more RFQ in a multiyear WI study. Crimping can actually slow wideswath drying of 65 percent moisture haylage. Crimping is usually beneficial if drying all the way for hay. Intensively managed grazing may be an option on some farms, reducing the need for stored forage. Cows selectively eat the highest quality forage from the sward. Frequently moving high producing cows, follow on grazing with lower demand animals, clipping and/or harvesting excess growth will maximize quality.

Popp awards presented at 2012 NEDPA conference LIVERPOOL, NY — Three individuals — two Cornell students and a Cornell professor — were honored with prestigious awards provided by the family of industry trend setter Richard

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Popp recently at the 2012 Northeast Dairy Producers Association Conference near Syracuse. Seniors Jordan Fisher and Daniel Durfee, both active in Cornell Dairy

Fellows and Cornell University Dairy Science Club, have exhibited leadership and excellence through participation in several work-related internships in the industry, as well as educational trips within the U.S. and abroad. Both expressed eagerness to put their skills to work in production dairy upon their graduation, and spoke highly of their interaction with professors and advisors during their careers at Cornell. Fisher, of Madrid, NY, and Durfee, of Chittenango, NY, also praised their families for support along the way. Dick Popp challenged the Northeast dairy industry to become one of the progressive leaders in the country. He was keenly interested in dairy students and welcomed them regularly to

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his western New York farm until his death in 1997. The scholarship check, made possible by his wife Jan and their adult children, is presented annually. Dr. David Galton, long-time dairy professor and winning judging coach, head of the Cornell Dairy Management Group, former director of PRO-DAIRY, and advisor to scores of students, gratefully received the Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award. He was introduced with words of affection and respect by one of NEDPA’s past chairmen and three former students who are all active in dairy careers. Dick Popp’s daughter Aileen, also one of “Doc’s” students, sent a note of congratulations to be shared in her ab-

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by Dr. Tim Snyder, Nutrition Manager, Renaissance Nutrition, Inc. Growing season, variety, chop height, maturity, moisture, (field drying), and likely other factors affect forage quality for dairy feed. With the exception of the first item, most are under your control. Measuring quality Most dairies grow forages to provide digestible NDF (neutral detergent fiber) which allows more profitable milk production. Lab measurement of the NDF digestible at 24 (NDFD24) or 30 hrs (NDFD30) of rumen fermentation provides a useful quality measure. Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) provides a better method of valuing forage because it incorporates forage nutrient analysis and digestibility into one number. Relative Forage Value (RFV) didn’t consider digestibility. NDF percent and NDF digestibility are not highly correlated. Grass and small grain forages are more accurately valued with RFQ. Corn silage RFQ isn’t calculated and NDFD is used. Growing season Growing season has a large impact on quality, perhaps more than some variety differences. Generally, forages grown un-


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Popp from 16 sence. The dairy program at Cornell rose to national and international prominence under Galton’s leadership, drawing excellent faculty and students from great distances. He developed the Dairy Fellows Program which takes students regularly to the most progressive working dairy farms where they learn to analyze the businesses and enjoy the privilege of observing best management practices. Galton, of Genoa, NY, emphasizes the importance of U.S. and global travel for his students, and works diligently to place them in internships where they can put their skills and education to work while still in college. Known throughout the industry as a hard-driving, fun-loving mentor, Galton counsels students to pursue their dreams while keeping the realities of family dynamics, economics, and the dairy industry’s volatility close at hand. Popp frequently advised Galton as he sought to raise the standards and efficiencies of the New York industry through formal education and hands-on learning. Galton demonstrates many qualities that defined Popp as a unique role model of our time: pioneering new ideas and technologies, forsaking certainty for strides on the cutting edge of the industry, and selfless support of the dairy community. For these reasons and more, Dr. David Galton joins the growing list of Popp Leadership honorees. Past recipients: • 1998 Don Rogers, First Pioneer Farm Credit, Enfield, CT • 2000 David Porter, Porterdale Farms, Inc., Adams Center, NY • 2002 George Mueller, Willow Bend Farm, Clifton Springs, NY • 2004 Willard DeGolyer, Table Rock Farm, Castile, NY • 2006 Rick Smith, Dairylea Cooperative, Inc., Syracuse, NY • 2008 Eleanor Jacobs, Northeast Dairy Business, Syracuse, NY • 2010 George Conneman, Cornell University (retired), Ithaca NY

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Farm Bill hearings get off to a roaring start Chairman of the Board of Agri-Mark; Eric Ooms, Vice President of New York State Farm Bureau and Jeremy Verratti of Upstate Niagara Cooperative. All three witnesses did a great job. And the most important thing about their testimony was that it was consistent in terms of policy changes needed to deal with milk prices in the future. The three dairy witnesses all endorsed the Dairy Security Act, H.R. 3062, which was introduced last year by Congressman Peterson of Minnesota and Congressman Simpson of Idaho. Neal Rea emphasized the importance of the Margin Insurance Program in the Dairy Security Act. He pointed out how margins (the differ-

ence between the all milk price and feed costs) had shrunk to just $3.66 when farm milk prices declined precipitously in 2009. Although margins recovered to $7.59 in 2011 Mr. Rea noted that they were shrinking already in 2012 and will probably average $5.80 this year. Eric Ooms covered a variety of subjects important to the dairy industry. He pointed out that overall the federal milk marketing order system has worked and that current Class I differentials are working. He stressed the importance of dairy products in the school lunch program and how important the EQIP conservation program has been for dairy producers. And he pointed out the impor-

tance of the Capper-Volstead Act in the marketing of dairy products by cooperatives. He mentioned that the Farm Bureau supports the Dairy Security Act because the production management provision (Market Stabilization Program) is voluntary. Jeremy Verratti made a key point on the importance of diversity in the sales of various dairy products such as yogurt, cottage cheese, chip dip, ice cream, whey and other products to the dairy industry. He linked this to NMPF’s development of the Foundation for the Future which ultimately became the basis for the Dairy Security Act. Mr. Verratti stressed the need for a stable and fair price for milk as a key ingredient in the fi-

nancial well being of dairy producers. As a fourth generation dairy producer, Jeremy Verratti wants to stay in the dairy business. Therefore he emphasized the need for new dairy policies such as the Dairy Security Act to make that happen. The two key tenets of the Dairy Security Act include the Margin Potection Program (dairy insurance) which serves as a safety net for dairy producers when farm milk prices decline. The Margin Protection Program replaces the current MILC program. The second piece of the Dairy Security Act is the Market Stabilization Program which would only “kick in” when national supplies of milk both for domestic use and export

needs exceed demand. This key provision is aimed at mitigating dairy price volatility which has been a major problem for dairy producers for the past several years. The last dip in prices in 2009 was so severe that it placed many dairy producers in difficult financial straits. The Market Stabilization Program by itself can’t eliminate price volatility but it can if it works properly to reduce the deep valleys in farm milk prices. At the same time the concept of injecting feed margins into the provisions of the Dairy Security Act recognize that increased feed prices have the biggest impact on the cost-price squeeze faced by dairy farmers. Source: NDFC E-letter for March 16

NFU outlines less expensive, more effective farm bill plan during Senate Committee hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 15, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to discuss risk management and commodities in the 2012 Farm Bill. “Every family farmer, rancher and consumer benefits from a strong and effective safety net for commodities,” said

Johnson. “Commodity prices do not remain high and do not always return a profit to our producers. When prices fall, and we know they will, it is critical that a price-based safety net be in place, because we know that long lasting drops in commodity prices and artificially high price peaks are harmful to the entire production supply chain, in both domestic and international markets.”

In an effort to offer Congress a plan that might be more effective and less expensive than what is currently in place, NFU commissioned the University of Tennessee’s Agricultural Policy Analysis Center (APAC), to help develop a farm program that would moderate extreme price volatility in commodity markets while allowing farmers to receive their income from the market-

place rather than from government payments, saving the federal government a significant amount of money in the process. The plan NFU proposes is known as the Market-Driven Inventory System (MDIS). “MDIS is an agricultural commodity program that mitigates price volatility,” said Johnson. “It provides advantages to livestock producers and the biofuels industry. In addition, it

would reduce government expenses, increase the value of crop exports and maintain net farm income over time. The central feature of MDIS is a voluntary, farmer-owned and market-driven inventory system based on recourse loan rates set a level below total cost of production but above variable costs.” According to the study by APAC, during the 1998 to 2010 time period, actual government payments for the eight program crops (corn, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum, barley, oats, cotton and rice) totaled $152.2 billion, excluding crop insurance premium subsidy payments. If MDIS had been in place during this time, farmers would have received $56.4 billion from the government (in storage payments), while earning roughly the same net

farm income over the period as historically received. Taxpayers could have saved nearly $100 billion. If current programs were continued from 2012 to 2021, government payments would total $65 billion over those 10 years. With MDIS in place, government payments are estimated to total $26 billion, or 60 percent less. “NFU will remain engaged during the coming weeks and months as more decisions are being made related to the 2012 Farm Bill,” said Johnson. “We will continue to work with Congress on coming to an agreement that will benefit family farmers in times of market crashes or when disasters strike so that the United States can continue to provide a consistent, safe and abundant food supply to its residents and the world.”

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by Bob Gray It is very pleasing to see dairy being one of the first commodities out of the chute in the Congressional Hearing process for the upcoming Farm Bill debate. Recently, seven members of the House Agriculture Committee attended a field hearing at Saranac Lake, NY, to hear testimony from three dairy producers and other livetock and crop farmers. The members of the House Agriculture Committee in attendance included Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Bill Owens (D-NY), Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Mike Conaway (R-TX) and David Scott (D-GA). Dairy producers testifying included Neal Rea,


2012 Northeast Dairy Producers Association Conference attracts 400 of the dairy industry’s brightest and best LIVERPOOL, NY — More than 400 of the dairy industry’s brightest and best assembled recently at the 2012 Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) Conference in central New York State. Presented by NEDPA and Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY, the two-day conference provided dairy producers, agriservice personnel, educators, and students with the global perspective, hands-on strategies, and scientific facts they’ll use

to propel their industry to even more progressive and profitable levels. Guest speakers from the United Kingdom and United States explored a broad range of topics including: • How U.S. agriculture and dairy industry are impacted by a world increasingly in chaos • How dairies can capture more value from the marketplace • Why it’s critical that we speak up to support the consumer’s right to choose in the dairy mar-

ketplace • Why dairy businesses need to take more leadership in the role as educators of the public • How to minimize challenges and embrace opportunities present in today’s New York dairy industry with the latest technologies and business analysis techniques • What impact new genomic technologies have on producing herd replacements • How to use activitybased accounting sys-

tems to manage multiple business sites • How to employ onfarm mass balance assessments to use nutrients more efficiently • Which management tools best control incidence of “today’s” ketosis • How updated research champions dairy products’ important contribution to U.S. intake of key nutrients, debunks 1950’s failed theory that fats lead to heart disease and saturated fats raise choles-

terol levels A panel comprised of Cornell researcher, veterinarian and dairy producer also shared onfarm lessons learned establishing successful group-housed feeding systems for young calves in locations across the state. This presentation prompted an extended and spirited discussion with the audience, always eager for battletested “take home.” NEDPA’s Executive Director Caroline Potter pro-

vided the membership with a detailed update on the association’s make up, recent accomplishments, strategic plan for the near future, and then introduced the Board’s recently-elected Directors. NEDPA is a group of forward-looking dairy producers committed to an efficient, profitable, environmentally-responsible and consumer conscious dairy industry in the Northeast. For more information visit www.nedpa.org.

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USDA warns of fraudulent letters WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA officials learned late Friday afternoon, March 16, that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information. The fraudulent letters bear USDA’s logo and seal and are signed by an individual identified as “Frank Rutenberg” using

a title of “Senior Procurement Officer”. Letters have been received by FAX in Alabama, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, but may have also been sent to other states. Recipients should not respond and should not supply the requested information. USDA is investigating this matter through the Office of the Inspector General. If you suspect you have received such a letter or have questions please contact USDA at: procurement.policy@dm.usda.gov or call 202-720-9448.

Grzemski named Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for Agri-King, Inc. Anthony Grzemski was recently named Regulatory Affairs Coordinator. Grzemski will be responsible for all products and ingredient regulatory matters both nationally

and internationally for Agri-King, Inc. He was previously with Emerald Performance Materials LLC, Cheyenne, WY. Grzemski completed his BS in Chemistry at

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, Enzyme Technical Associations, Regulatory

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2012 Everything Equine “An Extreme Event” Everything Equine “An Extreme Event” is one of the largest equine events in the Northern New York-New England region for horse enthusiasts. The event will take place on April 28-29 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex

Junction, VT. In the ninth year, organizers are excited about the all new layout and programming for “Everything Equine” including: • Our theme this year is Everything Equine “An Extreme Event,” featuring eventing expert Sue

Berrill. • Sunday April 29 the special guest will be Denny Emerson, “One of the most influential horsemen of the 20th century...” (The Chronicle of the Horse, 2002). • Over 30 indoor and outdoor demonstrations

& seminars and 130 exhibitors providing equipment, product and services for equine enthusiasts and their horses. • The Extreme Trail Challenge with $2,700 in prize money on Sunday April 29 at 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., coordinated by the

Northeastern Riding & Driving Club is a great addition. • The Poulin Grain and Guy’s Farm & Yard Arena has been moved to Expo North. • Blue Seal Feeds & Farm Family Insurance Breed Row has moved in-

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doors and will be setup in Expo South. • Equine Art Exhibit, artists in various media with a special focus on horses have a chance to submit their work for display and appreciation. • The Charlotte Pony Club will be working with 4-H to expand & enhance the Equine Kids Corner Activity Center. • “Horsin’ Around on Saturday Night” is Saturday night April 28 at 6:30. Admission is separate for this popular equine variety show and tickets are limited. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Vermont Farm Bureau. The two days of Everything Equine involves continued strong partnership between many organizations including Mane Stream, Northwestern Riding & Driving Club, Charlotte Pony Club, 4-H, University of Vermont Extension, Horse Works, Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar, Equine Journal, Poulin Grain, Guy’s Farm & Yard, Alltech, Blue Seal Feeds, and Farm Family Insurance. Be sure to visit the very popular Breed Row in Expo South sponsored by Blue Seal Feeds and Farm Family Insurance, don’t miss the Equine Art Gallery and 4H & Pony Club Kids Corner in Expo North; these areas offer excellent horse related family activities. Attend educational sessions in the seminar rooms, sponsored by The Equine Journal and watch demonstrations in the Poulin Grain indoor arena. Also get your tickets early for the very entertaining “Horsin’ Around Show” an equine variety show on Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from Horsin’ Around helps benefit the Vermont Farm Bureau Equine Industry Committee. Tickets are available for Everything Equine “An Extreme Event” at the door on April 28-29, children under 5 are free and daily tickets are $8 purchased in advance by April 27 and $10 after April 27. There is no charge for parking. For more information call 802-878-5545 ext. 26 or www.cvexpo.org


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Subcommittee examines ways to save with rural development programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 21, Representative Timothy V. Johnson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to identify duplicative federal rural development programs. There are at least 16 federal agencies which operate more than 88 programs relating to rural development in communities across the country. Subcommittee Members questioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Undersecretary for Rural Development and the Director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the efforts being made to streamline duplicative programs and improve coordination among agencies that administer programs. “Given our limited re-

sources, it’s critical now more than ever that government programs operate as efficiently as possible. Today, Subcommittee Members pressed the administration for insight on how they are working to leverage current resources to benefit more communities in a tight fiscal environment. My colleagues and I want to craft the best policy possible to benefit rural America. Making these programs work better for our constituents is our top priority; clearly, much progress is needed,” said Chairman Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL). “Rural America faces different challenges than those of urban communities in promoting economic development so the public-private strategy for addressing those needs often requires a distinctive approach. USDA Rural Develop-

USDA provides disaster recovery assistance in 20 states WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced, on March 6, $19.7 million of financial and technical assistance to help communities rebuild and repair damages caused by flooding, drought and other natural disasters. Funds are made available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. “A strong safety net is important to the longterm success of American communities,” Vilsack said. “To keep America’s lands safe for the public, and ensure continued strong growth in the rural economy, USDA responds to disasters across the country, ranging from record floods and droughts to tornadoes, with direct support through disaster assistance programs.” Earlier this year, NRCS distributed $215 million to 26 states to assist in disaster recovery projects around the nation. The $19.7 million will meet additional needs expressed by states. Con-

gress set up EWP to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. In this year’s appropriations, Congress provided funds to put towards wait-listed projects from presidentially or locally declared disasters that occurred during 2011. Disaster recovery projects are administered by NRCS in partnership with local sponsors, often municipal or county governments. NRCS pays up to 75 percent of the construction costs while the remaining 25 percent is obtained by local sponsors. When funding is dedicated to a project, contracts for construction work are awarded to local companies, spurring job creation. Typical projects funded under EWP can include removing debris clogging waterways, protecting eroded stream banks, reseeding burned or eroded areas, and in some cases, purchasing floodplain easements on eligible land. To learn more about EWP or see a list of the states and their funding allocations, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov.

ment, with field offices throughout rural America, is well-positioned to help rural communities, businesses and entrepreneurs drive economic development. As we move forward with the 2012 Farm Bill, we must ensure that the needs of rural America are effectively and efficiently met,” said Ranking Member Jim Costa (D-CA).

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:00 AM Sharp Rte. 22, Amenia, NY ### Call Tony (Yard Manager) at 860-435-2810 for unloading equipment ### ## NO FUEL TANKS ~ NO TIRES ## List of consignments so far: Kioti CK25 with bucket loader (100 hrs), JD BN Single front tire tractor, 4RW Cultivator, 2 Wooden Kicker Racks, IH Manure Spreader, Ford Disc, Trailer w/Dump Body, York Rake, Pipe Staging, Stock Tanks, Mineral block shelter, Chain Saws, Locust Posts, JD Manuals, Wheelbarrows, 12' Gates, (35) 2x4-22' Trusses (New) Kept under Cover.

We have consigned a line of machinery from Riverdale Farm, Millbrook, NY, which will be sold at 1:00pm Sharp- THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE SALE JD 5420 (D) 4x4 Tractor w/Power Reverser (1000 hrs), JD 7400 (D) 4x4 Tractor (4002hrs) (like new), 2 Btm Plow, Spike tooth drags, JD 450 Seeder (no till), Mobility 500 (5 ton) 520/4 Fertilizer/ Lime Spreader, MF 4 Row Corn Planter, 3610 Bushhog, JD Moco 926 Discbine, NH 57 Rake (Rolabar), NH 256 Rake (Rolabar), Top Notch Double Rake Attachment, Jober GS Tedder, JD 348 Square Baler w/Kicker (liq tanks), JD 456 Silage Special Round Baler, Silomac 991B Bale Wrapper, (2) Metal Hay Racks, York Rake, Bulldozer blade for Skidsteer, Flatbed Trailer w/Winch (T12), Flat bed trailer, Dotner 2 Horse Trailer, European Fleming Bale Grabber, Bale Grabber, Manure Grabber, Helix 4 Wheeler, Grizzly 660 Ultramatic 4x4, DL603 Helix 4 Wheeler, Yamaha Rhino 660, Round Bale Feeders, Headlocks There will be a limit on small items. All consignments must be in working condition. We are not responsible for items that do not show up.

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2 Auctioneers Selling at the Same Time on Small Items 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT AUCTION! WHETHER YOU HAVE MACHINERY, A DAIRY OR BOTH TO SELL, WE CAN TAKE CARE OF YOUR SALE AT YOUR PLACE OR OURS. CONTACT ED FLOOD AT 518-791-1257 OR 518-638-8580.


Graduate Student Grant proposals due May 25 Starting April 15, the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program will accept proposals from graduate students who want to conduct research in sustainable agriculture under the supervision of a faculty

advisor. The deadline is midnight, May 25. Awards will be announced in August. Proposals should address issues of current or potential importance to Northeast farmers, agricultural researchers, and farm

service advisors. Instructions on how to apply are posted to the Northeast SARE website at www.nesare.org. You can also read brief descriptions of previous awards to get an idea of the wide range of topics compati-

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Completee Dispersall off Farm Equipmentt & Barn n Equipment Pat Bennett Farm 63 Decker Road Westport, NY 12993

TUES. APRIL 10, 2012 11 AM SHARP Outstanding line of late model equipment 2010 John Deere 7130 deluxe cab, 4x4; JD 741 loader, 115 HP, 24 speed power quad plus left hand reverser, 1150 Hrs., 460/85R38 rears, 380/85R24 front; 2010 JD 7330 deluxe cab, 4x4,135 HP, 600 Hrs., 20 speed power quad, 3 remotes, left hand reverser, front weights, 18.4R42 rears, 16.9R28 front; 1997 JD 8100 4x4, 16 speed power shift, 180 HP, duals, 3 pth, quick hitch, 4 remotes, 8100 Hrs, 20.8R42 rears, 420/90R30 front; New Holland L170 skid steer with heated cab & new tires; 2011 PJ gooseneck flat bed trailer, 34’ bed, 22,400 lb. GVW, ramps; 2010 JD 946 MoCo disc mower; 2010 JD 348 baler with kicker & preserver; NH BB940 tandem large square baler with crop processor, less than 22,000 bales last bale eject, preserver; 2011 Anderson SB-780 remote control square & round bale wrapper, Agland 6610 Macerator (conditioner); 2011 Kuhn GA 4521 GTH gyro rake; 2010 Kuhn GF 8501 MH, 3 pth, 32’ tedder with hyd foldup, Kuhn 7922 double gyro rake (needs work), bale spears, bale grabber, Generac 40kw generator, JD 340 offset harrows with 22” disc, Brillion ML148-1 cultipacker, Pequea tandem steel kicker wagon, 5 steel kicker wagons, round bale wagon, Vicon 3 pth fert spreader, NH solid bottom elevator on wheels, 2 Strick 53’ box trailers with air ride, 1500 gal poly tank, 18..4-26 tractor tires and rims. Dairy Kool 2000 gal bulk tank complete, DeLaval 1000 bulk tank (bad comp.), Mueller plate cooler, Brock 68 gal oil fired water heater, oil tank, Sutorbilt 7.5 hp vacuum pump, DeLaval 5 hp vacuum pump, DeLaval double 7 parlor, some gates, head locks. From a neighbor’s farm: John Deere 510 Loader Backhoe Power Shift, Reverser, Heated Cab (small reserve), Little Giant 60 ft. solid elevator on wheels; Taylor Way 12’ Disc Harrows; NH 256 Rake; John Deere Model 320 portable, oil fired, hot water pressure washer; New Holland model 451, 7’ Sickle Bar Mower.

Terms: Nothing will be released without a check! www.lussierauction.com for pictures and mailing list Sales Manager’s Note: Sale of the Year! This is one of the best lines of equipment we’ve ever sold. Farm equipment will be sold first followed by barn equipment. Owner: Pat Bennett 518-962-2281 • 518-637-4072 cell

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Directions to Farm: I-87 to Exit 31 to Rt 9 South to Rt 22N to Decker Road. From VT: 8 miles south on Rt 22 from Charlotte Ferry to Decker Road or 24 miles north on Rt 22 from Champlain Bridge to Decker Rd, 1/4 mile to farm.


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Dairy Prices Inching Higher But Still Below a Year Ago Issued Mar. 16, 2012 Cash block cheese closed mid March at $1.5825 per pound, up 9 cents on the week, the third week in a row for a gain, but still10 1/4cents below a year ago when they plummeted 33 cents, to $1.6850, and barrels plunged 26 1/2, to $1.70. The barrels also closed Friday at $1.5825, up 8 cents on the week, and 11 3/4cents below a year ago. The gains came on bids; no cheese was sold in the cash market this week. The blocks have been trading below the barrels from time to time the past few weeks. Why is that noteworthy? The March 15 Daily Dairy Report reminds us that “Margins for block manufacturers are squeezed when the barrel price exceeds the block price.” The NASS-surveyed block price inched up a half-cent, to $1.4926. The barrels averaged $1.5146, up 0.8 cent. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks wrote in the March16 e-Dairy Morning Executive Edition; “There is concern about where milk and dairy product supplies will be later this year and some buying is likely occurring for the summer grilling season.” In some heavy trading, cash butter closed Friday at $1.5150, up 6 1/2-cents on the week, but 55 1/2-cents below a year ago. Twenty six cars were sold. NASS butter averaged $1.4150, down 0.8 cent. NASS nonfat dry milk averaged $1.3410, down 2.3 cents, but whey reversed six weeks of decline and regained 1.3 cents, climbing back to 61.93 cents per pound. “Unlike the cheese market, buyers of butter have found the price level at which sellers are willing to let go of product,” says Brooks. “There are concerns about future milk supplies and warm weather could be pulling milkfat into ice

cream and other Class II products, he said, but warned; “There is no shortage of milkfat.” Looking “back to the futures;” the average Class III milk price for the first six months of 2012 stood at $16.35 per hundredweight (cwt.) on February 3, (after factoring in the announced January and February Class III milk prices) $16.19 on February 10, $16.08 on February 17, $15.69 on February 24, $15.65 on March 2, $15.77 on March 9, and was hovering around $16.04 late morning March 16. California’s April Class I milk price was announced by the California Department of Food and Agriculture at $17.21 per cwt. for the north and $17.48 for the south. Both are down 39 cents from March and $4.45 below April 2011. The northern price 2012 average now stands at $18.30, down from $18.56 a year ago at this time and $16.37 in 2010. The southern price average is $18.57, down from $18.83 a year ago and $16.65 in 2010. The Federal order Class I base price is announced by USDA on March 23. Milk cow estimates were raised again in the Agriculture Department’s latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook; although herd size contraction is still expected later in 2012. Milk per cow was also raised above earlier forecasts. Feed prices are expected to be higher during 2012 than last year. The corn price is expected to average $5.90-$6.50 per bushel for the 2011/12 crop year, an increase from the $5.18 average in 2010/11. Soybean meal is forecast higher than in February at $310-$340 per ton, but lower than the $346 in 2010/11. The increase in the soybean meal price forecast this month is due to reduced supplies from South America. The higher feed prices expected this year will con-

tinue to pressure the milk-feed price ratio. The preliminary February milk-feed price ratio was 1.58, well below 2.01 posted in February 2011. This producer profitability indicator is unlikely to improve as the effect of higher feed

prices will be exacerbated by forecast lower milk and dairy product prices this year. Prices for replacement heifers which will enter the herd during 2012 and into mid-2013 were also above expectations, suggesting that there is demand for

dairy replacements and further expansion. February’s forecast cow numbers were increased to 9.2 million head for the year and production per cow was raised to 21.7 million pounds. Most of the gain in cow numbers is ex-

pected to come in the first half of 2012. The relatively mild winter in most of the U.S. is ideal for production, boosting yield per cow in the first half of 2012. However, weaker producer returns are expected to lead to

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NELSON & BETTY LEDUC • 818 PERRY MILLS RD CHAMPLAIN, NY 12919 • 518-298-8068 Directions: 3 miles west of I-87 in Champlain to Perry Mills Rd approx. 5 miles east of Mooers, Turn north at V.F.W onto Perry Mills Rd. First farm on left "WATCH FOR SIGNS"

MACHINERY LINE-UP Tractors: Case 8920 4WD - 3850hrs, w/ front weights & duals, Case MX 120 4WD - w/ quick hitch loader, 3200hrs, NH TB110 4WD-w/ loader, approx. 3000hrs, Case 5130 4WD- w/ deluxe cab, 8600hrs, Ford 6610 - w/ front weights, 6600hrs, Ford 7210 loader, (2) NH LS 125 skid steers,1@1900hrs, 1@ 3100hrs Tillage & Planting: Schulte SRW 1400 rock rake (like new), Schulte Giant 2500 rock picker (like new), JD 7000 4 row corn planter, Brillion seeder, Glencoe chisel plow 7 shank, IH 12' spring tooth, MF 520 disc harrows, IH 710 5 bottom plow, Kverneland 3 bottom plow, JD 7000 corn planter for parts, J&M gravity box w/ auger, Pronovost tandem dump wagon, Tandem dump box Hay Equipment: NH 1411 discbine (like new), NH BR740A silage special round baler (like new), Taarup 853 round bale chopper (like new), Pronovost 6200 round bale tuber, NH 256-side delivery rake, (2) Pronovost kicker wagons, 20' Round bale wagon, JD 410 round baler, 3pth hay forks Harvesting: NH 900 chopper w/ both heads, NH 892 corn head, (2) Pronovost dump forage boxes, NH Super 23 blower, IH 56 blower, Dion forage wagon Misc: NH 3106 slinger spreader, 6' bush hog, (2) running gears, 500 gal Zero bulk tank, Gates, Hay feeders, Tires (18.38 radial -14.9 x 24), Inoculate injectors, 6' barn fan, trailer axles, electric fence post, (10)- round bale tubes, Bunk Tarps- (4) 40x100 - (2) 50x100 Special Interest: Pequea CX 55 Champion chipper- 3pth high speed (like new), Antique Fanning Mill Managers Notes: Nelson has a super line of machinery. It's a line-up you don't see sold everyday. Lots of new models; low hour equipment. Don't miss this spring sale! Terms of Auction: Cash or honorable check. Nothing will be removed until settled for. Out-of-state buyers must have a bank letter of guarantee made out to Northern New York Dairy Sales or leave equipment until check clears. (NO EXEMPTIONS & ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT)

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Auctioneer: John"Barney"McCracken 802-524-2991


Mielke from 22 herd contraction and lower milk per cow in the second half of the year says USDA. Milk production remains heavy in the Southwest, according to USDA’s weekly update. California and New Mexico processing plants are working on extended

schedules to handle the milk as conditions are favorable for milk cows. Pacific Northwest milk output is well above a year ago. Milk and condensed product is being moved around the region to accommodate ongoing repairs at a drying facility in Lynden, Washing-

ton. There are more concerns about high feed prices and future milk price projections, according to USDA. Milk production is increasing in Central region. Surplus milk supplies are being discounted at up to $4/cwt. under Class prices. Bottled

milk needs are variable with some snow related storms closing schools. Northeast milk output is increasing. Florida and other Southeastern states are also seeing milk output rise. Auxiliary plant capacity continues to be utilized to balance the milk sup-

plies. Pastures are benefiting from rains, according to USDA. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service reports that January exports of cheese and dry whey were up from a year ago. Exports of nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder fell just behind prior

year levels, while exports of butter/milkfat and whey protein concentrate were notably lower than a year ago, according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report. Cheddar cheese exports increased 27 per-

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MACFADDEN'S HUGE SPRING AUCTION SAT. MARCH 31ST - 8AM

TRACTORS - FARM & CONSTRUCTION EQUIP. - ANTIQUES - PARTS & MORE!! At our yard on US Rt. 20, 4 mi. east of Sharon Springs, NY Online bidding available at www.macfaddens.com • Our best line-up of clean ready to go equipment in years!

15TH ANNUAL LAWN & GARDEN AUCTION SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH - 10AM

MACFADDEN N & SONS, , INC. 1457 Hwy. Rt. 20, Sharon Springs, NY 13459 (518) 284-2090 or www.macfaddens.com

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TRACTORS: '07 NH TB120 4WD, 2000 hrs; NH TD80D 4WD w/cab & ldr 1000 hrs like new; NH TB110 4WD w/cab & ldr; NH TN70 4WD w/ldr, 2000 hrs; JD 4050; JD 3055; JD 2955 4WD w/cab & ldr; '06 Landini Powerfarm 105 w/ldr, 100 hrs; '05 McCormick C-Max 75 4WD 360 hrs!; JD 6200 2WD PowerQuad cab 4900 hrs, nice!; JD 2940 4WD, Fresh eng OH; MF 2605 w/ldr, almost new!; '04 Landini Legend 125 4WD 2900 hrs; 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 2094; Case 1210 3000 hrs, one owner; Belarus 525M 4WD w/ldr, low hrs; AC D17-4; AC D14; Mahindra 575 400 hrs; Case IH C80 3800 hrs; Kubota M5000 MF 231S 120 hrs; Ford 2000 w/ldr; Ford 5000; Ford 800; MF 135, restored; MF 65; & more! COMPACT TRACTORS: All are 4WD most have loaders!!! New McCormick X10.40 4WD w/ldr; NH TC55DA 4WD & ldr 1050 hrs; NH TC33DA w/ldr; Kubota B7510 w/ldr; NH T1510 w/ldr new; Kubota L3200 w/ldr; Kubota BX2200 w/ldr; Kubota B7200 w/ldr; Kubota L2900 w/ldr; NH L4330 w/ldr; Kubota BX2360 w/ldr, new; JD 4610 w/ ldr; JD 1050 4WD w/ldr; JD 1050 4wd w/ ldr & backhoe; Kubota B2150 4WD w/ldr; NH TZ22 4WD w/ldr; Kubota BX2750 w/snowblower; Bolens 244 4wd w/ldr; JD 650 4WD; (2) Kubota front blowers; several 3 pt backhoes; Plus more coming in daily! SKID STEER LOADERS: Unbelievable selection!!!! NH L185 w/cab & AC 850 hrs like new!; NH LS170; (2) Case 75XT; Case 40XT; Hydra-Mac 2650 w/JD diesel, low hrs; Bobcat 883 w/cab & AC; Bobcat S175; Bobcat T140 track SS; Bobcat MT55 track loader; Bobcat 743; Bobcat 975 w/JD diesel; Bobcat 632 w/hoe; Bobcat 48in snowblower; Bobcat 54in sweeper; Bobcat M06 backhoe; Valby chipper for SS; Bradco trencher, like new; More coming in daily! INDUSTRIAL: JD 3420 telehandler w/cab & AC, Bobcat 325 excavator; Sharp Cat 307 excavator; Ford 455 4WD TLB w/ ext hoe & twistowrist only 2000 hrs; IH TD8-C dozer; Case 580D TLB; NH LB620 dsl ldr backhoe; Drott Feller Buncher on tracks w/ 20in shear head & Cummins dsl; '92 Dodge Cummins DSL low miles; Kubota RTV 1100 camo like new!; Kawasaki Mule 3010 4WD 4 seats - Like new; JD HPX Gator; 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; 20 ton Talbert, 9 ton Interstate trailers, 20ft Hillsboro; & much more! TILLAGE & PLANTING: JD 1560 10ft NoTill drill w/seed-Very Nice!; Kinze 6R narrow dry fert planter; Case IH DMI 530B EcoloTiger 5 shank-like new!; Case IH 900 9X18 reset plows; White 598 6X variable width; IH 720 5X reset; IH 720 5X reset completely rebuilt; White 508 4X reset completely rebuilt; Kverneland 4X; CIH 6500 9 shank disc chisel, sharp; IH 13 shank disc chisel; Glencoe 7 shank disc chisel; Many more plows all sizes; Haybuster Rock EZ 106 rock picker-very low acres; DMI 7 shank disc-ripper; Brillion 15ft Land Commander; IH 6500 9 shank disc-chisel-like new; Krause 7400 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; Sharp JD 7000 4R planter; Kinze 4r NoTill planter; Case IH 900 4R planter; Case IH 5100 21X7 press wheel drill w/seed; Case IH 5300 21x7 drill Springfield Tractor Rts. 20 & 80, Springfield Ctr. NY w/seed; IH 5100 drill; Moore No till drill; Marliss 10ft drill-nice!; Excellent Brillion 21ft cultimulcher; Nice 200+ pcs like new garden tractors, compact tractors, toy collection & more! Brillion 13ft & 15ft cultimulchers; New Brillion 6ft cultimulcher; 5 ton tandem fert. spreader; More plows, discs; The nicest tractors for sale anywhere, all will sell w/no minimums or reserves planters, HAY& HARVEST EQUIP: Our best selection ever! JD 5440 4WD forage harvester-new knives; NEW Kuhn 7922 double rotor 25ft rake; New Kuhn 6622 22' double rotor rake; Kuhn GA4120 Rotary Rake-nearly new; Nothing like it anywhere else!!!!!!! Kuhn GF5001 tedder-nearly new; NH H7330 discbine-nearly new; (2) NH 1432 discbines; NH 1441 discbine; 21 COMPACT TRACTORS & UTILITY VEHICLES: Kubota L5030 4WD w/ldr & backhoe, 500hrs; (2) Cub Cadet (2) NH 1431 discbines; NH 1412 & 1411 discbines; JD 946 discbine; Gehl 2330 discbine; Nice 2006 NH 575 8404 4WD w/ldr; (3) Cub Cadet - Yanmar EX 3200 4WD w/ldr; (2) Cub Cadet EX 2900 4WD w/ldr; (3) Cub Cadet EX baler w/thrower; NH 326 baler w/thrower; ROUND BALERS: Claas 180; JD 446; NH 638; Hesston 856A 2400 4WD w/ldr; Cub Cadet 7254 4WD w/ldr; Cub Cadet 7265 4WD w/ldr; Cub Cadet 5234 4WD w/ldr; Kubota w/net wrap, like new; Hesston 540; NI 484; Deutz-Allis 280; Kverneland 806S round bale chopper, like new; B2400; (3) Cub Cadet Big Country 4X4 utility vehicles, all low hours; Kawasaki 2510 Mule 4X4 low hours; Case 1150 SQUARE BALERS: '06 NH 575 baler w/ thrower; NH 570; (2) NH 315; Sharp NH 311; JD 336; NH 273 B dozer, very good cond; JD 450C crawler loader, very good cond; IH 656 tractor; Oliver 1550 w/ldr; Farmall M; More w/thrower; JD 946, 930, 1460 discbines; NI 5209 & 5212 discbines; JD 7ft disc mower; Krone 36ft tedder, traded by auction! like new; Kuhn 8501 8 star tedder; (6) Claas, Fahr, & NH 4 star tedders; Kuhn GA4100 rotary rake; NH 166 50+ CUB CADETS: (10) Cub Cadet 3000 series 16-25 hp w/mowers, power steering & some w/snowblowers; (4) Cub inverters; Gehl 1075 FH w/2 heads & kernel processor; Agripac 9100 round bale tuber; JD 3970 FH w/ corn Cadet Super garden tractors; (27) Cub Cadet 2000 series 16-25 hp-many like new; (15) Cub Cadet 1000 series 10-18hp; head-new knives-excellent!; NH 1499 SP haybine; NH 489; Hesston BP25 bale processor; JD 3970 FH-excelSeveral older Cub Cadets including a 100; 107 & more traded in by auction day. lent; Schulte S150 15ft batwing; Bush Hog 3715 15ft HD batwing; Nice Little Giant 32ft elevator; (4)skeleCOMMERCIAL MOWERS: (8) Late model Cub Cadet Zero-Turn mowers 44-48-54-60 inch; Toro 4500D commer- ton elevators; (3) NH 256 rakes; (2) NH 258 rakes w/NH tandem hitch-like new!; NH; NI; Case IH rakes; sicklebar mwrs; NI 2R picker; more coming in!!!! cial mower; JD 525; NH LS45 & more coming in! 50+ TRACTORS OTHER BRANDS: (26) John Deeres 8 - 25hp including 425; 345; 312; 314; 316; 317; & many oth- OTHER FARM EQUIP: Brock 10 ton grain bin-like new; N-Tech 4000 gal tank spreader w/brakes; Husky 4000 gal tank spreader; Calumet 2500 gal tank spreader; Kelley 60 10ft 3pt backhoe; Woods 3pt backhoe; ers; Plus at least 25 more tractors various brands! 200+ PCS MISC NEW & USED EQ.: tillers; dump carts; push mowers; chippers; baggers; generators; log splitter; 3pt Caretree 24" 3pt tree spade; JD 450 HydraPush spreader; NI 3626 spreader; NI 213 spreader, mint! Several hitch implements including mowers, blades, York rakes, snowblowers; (10) pallet lots of misc. parts, owners manuals, smaller manure spreaders; Stoltzfus & H&S feeder wagons; (4) Cultipackers 8-14ft; PTO irrigation pump; Jacto airblast sprayer; (10) rotary mowers 4ft-15ft; (3) 3pt snowblowers; Keenan FP80 & 140 mixer wagons; parts equipment row & much more!!! (2) Gehl mixer wagons; (5) Used loaders; (20)Farm gates; NI 5623 spreader; (20) New tractor tires 24-38 Selling 10 AM Sharp!!! inch; Belsaw PTO sawmill - 48" blade; M&W dyno; lots of 3pt equipt including tillers; snowblowers; backAntique Cub Cadets - Pedal Tractors & Toys hoes; rakes; plows; rotary mowers + more! Iver is reducing his collection: LAWN & GARDEN: JD X475 w/bagger; Kubota ZD28F-72P dsl Zeroturn; Kubota ZD331 dsl Zero Turn; (2) 1961 Original Cub Cadet tractors, one electric start, one recoil both restored. 1976 Cub Cadet Spirit of '76 Cub Cadet M72 & M60 Tank ZT mowers; Ferris ProCut 72-like new; Grasshoppper ZT; (2) Jacobsen LF3400 restored. (7) Pedal Tractors: Original open grille Farmall H; IH 400 w/ cart, original, 1986 Kubota 8950, new, dsl comm'l mwrs; & more! (2) JD 4020 w/wide front; (2) IH 1066; plus approximately 50 farm toys all NIB ANTIQUE TRACTORS: (Selling after 2pm) JD 820 diesel w/ 3200 orig hrs original tires-restored and near Come early & have some fun!!! perfect!! Cockshutt Blackhawk 35, restored; Ford 8N restored S/N 167; JD 435 GM dsl; JD 530; JD 430W TERMS: Cash or good check only! All items sold "as is." List is subject to change. w/PS, mwr, super low hr, orig! Cockshutt 30 restored; JD GP; Wallis 12-20; Rare Ferguson 40 LP gas 1 of 6; NOTE: The best selection of clean Cub Cadets anywhere! Auction under big tent, rain or shine. This auction features AC CA w/WF, low hours orig; (2) JD L; JD unstyled B; MM G100LP-orig; Rare MM Jetstar 3 dsl; Oliver 70 top quality equipment and you set the price!! These tractors are all reconditioned and ready to mow. Many have snow- restd; Orig Ford 9N on steel; 1939 Worthington; 7hp Economy eng; Complete 3pt for Oliver 770 & at least blowers, tillers, cabs, etc. Iver says business has been good and it is again time to clean house for a big spring season. 10 more antique tractors Auctioneer's Note; Most of this clean ready to go equipment is here on a one way ticket with no reserves Plan to attend, a great opportunity!!! or minimums! Be ready to buy! Starting early with 2 auctioneers for the first 3 hours; Big equipment starting at 9 AM! Owner: Springfield Tractor (315) 858-2578 TERMS: All items sold as is, where is. All sales final. List is subject to change. Consignments taken til Fri, Auctioneers: MacFadden & Sons, Inc. 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 10% for payment with credit card. 5% for cash, check Rt. 20 Sharon Springs, NY • (518) 284-2090 or wire transfer, $25.00 fee for all wire transfers. Buyer's premium capped at $750.00 per item. Onsite buyer's Pictures at www.macfaddens.com premium 5% for payment with credit card. Onsite premium is waived for payments by cash or good check.


Mielke from 23 cent, or 2.4 million pounds, to 10.8 million in January versus a year ago. The DDR said “This stellar gain is due, in part, to the continual growth in Cheddar cheese exports to our neighbor, Mexico.” Cheddar exports to Mexico totaled 2.3 million pounds, up over 560 percent from a year ago. Mexico accounted for over 21 percent of U.S. Cheddar exports during January, according to the DDR. Speaking of exports; Cooperatives Working

Together (CWT) accepted 15 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 1.7 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 827,000 pounds of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The product will be delivered through August 2012 and pushed CWT’s 2012 cheese exports to

30.4 million pounds and butter to 28.8 million to 18 countries. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 876 million pounds or the annual production of approximately 42,570 cows, according to CWT analysis. In dairy politics; a group of South Dakota dairy manufacturers are opposing the supply management provision included in legislation expected to be included in the draft Farm Bill, according to a press re-

lease from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). The group included the presidents and CEOs of four large dairy companies; Saputo Cheese USA, Inc., Lake Norden Food Ingredient Company (Davisco Foods International, Inc.), Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc., and Bel Brands USA, and expressed concern to Senator John Thune (R-SD), pointing to the growing dairy industry in South Dakota, and called it “alarming that

Congress would consider legislation that would limit milk production, increase regulation and allow government interference in free markets,” according to the release. Thune sits on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which will consider the legislation as part of the proposed “Dairy Security Act,” expected to be included in the Farm Bill. “The dairy industry in South Dakota has been

growing tremendously in recent years,” the dairy leaders wrote. “Our investments in dairy manufacturing plants in the state bring new jobs as well as increased demand for milk from dairy farmers. In fact, we have been working with Governor Daugaard in his efforts to bring new milk production to our state in order to keep up with the growth in our operations.”

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SPRING PREMIER ALL BREEDS DAIRY SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012 @ 11:30AM Hosking Sales - New Berlin, NY 155 Head Sell

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110 Holsteins with 20 R&W, 1 Holstein Service Bull, 20 Brown Swiss, 20 Jerseys & 5 Guernseys - With 50 fresh young heifers and cows at peak production.

TRACTORS Case IH 9110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 416 WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 8N w/blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 555B WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 7930 IVT/loaded (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 4010 w/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5045D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5045D w/512 LDR only 105 hrs. . . . . . $17,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 5075 w/553 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5303 w/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 6430 Rental Returns (3) . . . . . . . . . . . $65,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JD 7130 Rental Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $71,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville AC CA 2btm/cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5325 2WD/cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville COMPACT TRACTORS MF 1220 w/mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,595 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 750 w/ldr . . . . . . . . .SOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 850 w/cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 375 backhoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 855 w/cab, & loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,800 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 1600 wam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2210. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,750. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 3720 w/blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 4010 w/loader, mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 4410 w/420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 855 loader/blower/blade . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900 . . . . . . . Clifton Park Kioti DK455 TLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Kubota L39 TLB, canopy . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH TC45D cab/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen NH TZ25DA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen SKID STEER / CONSTRUCTION 72” Sweepster broom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 . . . . . . . . . Chatham 78” skid steer blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 96’ pwr rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800 . . . . . . . . . Chatham NH LS 85 cab/AC/heat. . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . . Goshen NH LS 180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville Gehl 3935 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 236 cab, heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH L175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH LS180 cab/heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . . Goshen MOWERS CONDITIONERS Gehl DC2414 mo-co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham CIH 8880 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 1411 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 530 mo-co/rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 925 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 946. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 4890 w/890 14’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn 500 disc mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Kuhn FC 302 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville

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Our selections were geared to satisfy the commercial dairyman and the elite breeders alike! We'll have something for everyone - Milk, show appeal, many generations of outstanding performance and genomics. We're excited about the lineup - join us the evening before the sale for an open house and cattle viewing from 5PM - 9PM. A few Holstein sale highlights to watch for: Woodmansee, CT sends six tremendous bred heifers from famous cow families; Wisbee Farms sends a nice group of springing and fresh heifers; Genesse-Hill sends a smashing group of 10 freestall fresh cows and heifers with deep pedigrees; for the R&W enthusiast Locust-Vale sends 6 fresh cows milking up over 100# and four open heifers ready to breed - super production pedigrees; Morrill Farm sends five top young cows and heifers, other R&W consignments up to 9 generations of EX from famous cow families. Kel-Vista sends four exceptional fresh young cows; Grassland Farms sends a group of heifers and young cows. Many other deep pedigree, show calves, fresh heifers, high genomic individuals sell. Also 1st Choice Scientific Destrys of Four IVF females from Pierstein Dundee Rosebud-ET VG88 2yr. old - 2-04 286 26959 4.4 1175 4.4 1547, 2D 2E 97 Can Thrulane James Rose 6-01 365 43120 4.1 1768 3.5 1517- All American - All Canadian Aged Cow Supreme Champion 2008. 3 #1 Embryos x Comstar Lauthroity-ET from Windy-Knoll Peace VG85 at 2yr. - 2-04 3x 365 34820 3.7 1277 3.0 1061, 2D Pledge 3E 95 GOM DOM, 3D Promise 2E 95 GMD DOM, 4D Pala 4E 94. 3 #1 Embryos Crackholm Secure from Ridgedale Riviera-RedET VG85 - 2-01 3x 365 23190 4.4 1027 3.2 742, 2D Ridgedale-T Rehema Red-ET 2E93, 7 more EX in the Roxy Family. Jersey sale highlights: Evans sends a group of fancy bred heifers lead by a Jr. 2yr. old prospect for the fall shows sired by Verify-ET from a EX 91 Belmont w/1196f, next dam EX92 w/1161f. Lawtons sends a fancy Int. Calf by Tequila from 2yr. T-Bone, 2D VG85 and a fancy fresh 2yr. Action with Dam EX90 25,730 1256f 894P. Parkview- Jerseys sends six young cows and heifers; Underground Genetics sends a tremendous Indiana Fall Calf from an EX Duaiseoir, 2nd Dam EX91. Many more exceptional show calves, young cows - exceptional group. Brown Swiss highlights: Hills-Valley has a smashing Dec. calf by Blessing Mort Laura Legacy from 4 Gen. EX w/big records, Dam 2E-92 5-04 365 34300 3.7 1267 3.0 1034, 2D 2E 92, 3D EX, 4D EX. Glen Moss sends a beautiful uddered Power Surge 3yr. old already VG from 2 EX dams. Dublin- Hills has a fall calf by Wonderment. Osborn Bros sends three fall showage calves sired by Total and Vigor. Empire Farm has a Wonderment bred heifer due 4/28; and also an outstanding Vigor Dec. calf from an VG88 Ace, 2nd D VG88, 3rd Dam VG, 4Dam EX. Also a VG 86 3yr. old Vigor dams 2E 91, 2D 3E 90, 3D VG, 4D is Whizzbang 5E 93 - she is due after the sale to Emory. Bruno sends a VG 3yr. old Top-Acres EP Premium-ET, D EX91 Jetway, 2D VG88. Also a Wonderment 3yr. old from 2 EX Dams. Cedar Lane Farms sends a Brothers Three Parker 2yr. old from a famous Top-Acres pedigree; and a VG 3yr. old Jade Max, DVG87, 2D 2E 92 Jetway Primo. Many more show age calves and sound young cows. Guernsey Highlights: Grassland farms sends 2 VG young cows both from EX Dams. A fresh 3yr. old Super Lux sells with her March calf sired by Natural.

Open house - viewing of cattle Friday, April 5th from 5PM - 9PM. Watch next week's ad for exciting consignments. Catalog will be online www.hoskingsales.com Directions: (Former Welch Livestock Market) 30 miles South of Utica, 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY. Sale Staff: Shaun Merrill - pedigrees 315-246-1636 Denny Ferguson 607-844-4473 Nate Osborn 315-224-2772 Jordan Thomas 315-404-5056 Lester Hosking 845-649-2063 Brian Skarka 518-369-6874 Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

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Mielke from 23 “It’s also important to note that the opportunity for dairy expansion into global markets is terrific for our industry,” the dairy leaders added. “Just a decade ago, our nation was a net importer of dairy products. Now, we export the equivalent of 15 percent of the milk

produced by our nation’s dairy farmers.” They called on Thune to oppose “this approach for the dairy industry and our nation.” Meanwhile; National Milk’s (NMPF) Board of Directors supported a resolution urging Congress to pass a Farm Bill

in 2012 that contains “an improved safety net for farmers in the form of the Dairy Security Act” (DSA). A press release said the Board does not support any extension of current farm programs and “delay the creation of a better dairy program.” “Kicking the can down

Cattle Exchange Managed Auctions are a symbol of Quality! For catalogs, visit our web site at www.cattlexchange.com or email Daveramasr@cattlexchange.com. Serving the dairy industry from coast to coast. The sales below will offer the finest Dairy Cattle to sell all year. The herds and consignment sales we manage afford buyers an opportunity to buy cattle that will surpass your expectations! May 2nd: Ocean-View Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Windsor, CA. One of America's greatest breeding establishments! 600 head in one huge day! Co-Managed w/Burton Assoc.

March 31st: 31st Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. 100 special offerings!

May 5th: Northeast District Classic, Harford, PA. 11:00AM. Dave RamaAuctioneer. 75 lots. Show calves & heifers, 4-H projects & more!

April 13th: NY Spring Colored Breed Sales, Syracuse, NY: Held at 6:00PM at the NY State Fairgrounds. Brown Swiss, Guernseys, Short Horns & Ayrshires! (A great place to buy Junior's fancy show winning heifers for the 2012 show season!) April 14th: NY Spring Holstein Sale, Syracuse, NY: Held at 4:00PM at the NY State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. Contract heifers, deep pedigrees, show prospects, fancy Red & Whites & more! April 21st: Wea-Land Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Quarryville, PA. Landis Weaver & Family. 11:00AM. Fantastic dispersal with 50% Red or Red factor & one of the highest type herds to sell all year! CoManaged w/Stonehurst Farm. April 26th: Genesee-Hill Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Avon, NY. 11:00AM Complete Dispersal of all cattle owned by Genesee-Hill Holsteins, Mulligans & Larry & Beanie Hill owners. 240 head will sell! Free Stall, parlor trained & sensational breeding! April 28th: Delaware County Calf Sale, Walton, NY. 11:00AM. Hosted by the Delaware County Holstein Club. Dave Rama-Auctioneer.

May 11th: Co-Vista 20th Anniversary Sale, Arcade, NY. 11:00AM. Russ George & Family. 120 Outstanding Free Stall Cows & heifers! June 12th: Kueffner Kows at Cowtown, Derby Line, VT. Dispersal of all Holsteins owned by Ernest Kueffner! 150+head of the breeds finest! July 21st: NY State Holstein Picnic & Reflections of Maple Downs Sale, Middleburgh, NY. Hosted by the Lloyd Family. Aug. 18th: Lebanon County Showcase, Myerstown, PA. (Assisting) Sept. 8th: 30th Morrisville Autumn Review Sale. Hosted by SUNY Morrisville College Dairy Club. Oct. 27th: NY Holstein Harvest Sale, Ithaca, NY. 100 of the greatest NY & the Northeast have to offer! Hosted by Cornell Univ. Dairy Science Club. Nov. 29th: Destiny Road Holsteins Complete Dispersal, Lampeter, PA. Jay Stoltzfus & family. 150 Registered Holsteins. Co-Managed w/Stonehurst Farm.

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The Federation has worked since 2009 to formulate a comprehensive economic safety net that is based on margins, rather than just the farm level price of milk, a NMPF press release stated. After developing its own proposal, the “Foundation for the Future,” NMPF worked with Reps. Collin Peterson (DMN) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) to include those concepts into H.R. 3062, the DSA. NMPF’s Chris Galen re-

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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.

ported on the first of four field hearings on the new Farm Bill by the House Ag Committee in Thursday’s DairyLine. The first hearing was held in upstate New York where much of the focus was on dairy. The Federation had three dairy producers testify in support of the DSA, Galen reported. The Senate, on the other hand, completed its four Farm Bill hearings this week. Galen said “All the cards are now beginning to line up to have something done, at least in the Ag Committees by the end of this spring or by early summer, getting a Farm Bill created.” “The key,” he concluded, “Will be trying to get it passed through Congress and signed by the White House this year before the elections sweep away anything that can get done here in Washington.”

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March 30th: Siemers Holsteins Spring Showcase, Fond du Lac, WI. 110 lots featuring contract heifers and show age heifers! (Auctioneer)

the road into 2013, where the farm bill is concerned, is neither good politics, nor good policy,” said Randy Mooney, Chairman of NMPF and a dairy farmer from Rogersville, MO. “The tough choices about budget priorities won’t be any easier next year. But more to the point, dairy farmers need a better program than what we have right now. A farm bill extension in 2012 doesn’t do us any good.”


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Monday, March 26 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 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. Group of Boar cross goats from one farm; 2 Boar cross Billy Goats. 25 - 100% Boar kids from one farm. Group of sheep from one flock. Group of 68 lambs from one flock. We expect a good run. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 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, 607-847-8800, 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 315287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203,

Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321.

Tuesday, March 27 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Consigned from Washing Co. Farmer. Overstocked sends 10 fresh hfrs., Hols. X. All have had 9 way & have been wormed. Real nice group of hfrs. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211.

Wednesday, March 28 • 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 Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 12:00 Noon: East Middlebury, VT. Annual Spring Dairy/Feeder & Consignment Sale. Addison Co. Commission Sales E.G. Wisnowski & Sons, 800339-COWS or 802-388-2661 • 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 • 1:00 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 • 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

B RO U G HT ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES Rte. 125, E. Middlebury, VT 05740 Sale every Monday & Thursday Specializing in Complete Farm Dispersals “A Leading Auction Service” In Vt. 800-339-2697 or 800-339-COWS 802-388-2661 • 802-388-2639 ALEX LYON & SON Sales Managers & Auctioneers, Inc. Jack Lyon Bridgeport, NY 315-633-2944 • 315-633-9544 315-633-2872 • Evenings 315-637-8912 AUCTIONEER PHIL JACQUIER INC. 18 Klaus Anderson Rd., Southwick, MA 01077 413-569-6421 • Fax 413-569-6599 www.jacquierauctions.com Auctions of Any Type, A Complete, Efficient Service philcorn@jacquierauctions.com AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL 808 Borden Rd., Buffalo, NY 14227 800-536-1401 www.auctionsinternational.com BENUEL FISHER AUCTIONS Fort Plain, NY 518-568-2257 Licensed & Bonded in PA #AU005568

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BRZOSTEK’S AUCTION SERVICE INC. Household Auctions Every Wed. at 6:30 PM 2052 Lamson Rd., Phoenix, NY 13135 Brzostek.com 315-678-2542 or 800-562-0660 Fax 315-678-2579 THE CATTLE EXCHANGE 4236 Co. Hwy. 18, Delhi, NY 13753 607-746-2226 • Fax 607-746-2911 www.cattlexchange.com E-mail: daveramasr@cattlexchange.com A Top-Quality Auction Service David Rama - Licensed Real Estate Broker C.W. GRAY & SONS, INC. Complete Auction Services Rte. 5, East Thetford, VT 802-785-2161 DANN AUCTIONEERS DELOS DANN 3339 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com dannauctioneers.htm DELARM & TREADWAY Sale Managers & Auctioneers William Delarm & Son • Malone, NY 518-483-4106 E.J. Treadway • Antwerp, NY 13608 315-659-2407

Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

Thursday, March 29 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 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 315287-0220 • 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 30 • 10:00 AM: Warsaw, Wyoming Co. Estate of Ronald Milcarek Auction. Selling vehicles, farm machinery, tools & household including ‘07 Chevy Silverado, NH TB100 tractor, MF 573 tractor and more! Watch our website for a complete list and photos. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com • 11:00 AM: Rt. 5, Coventry, VT. Organic Farm Auction of 135 head organic Holsteins and B.C., Full line of equipment for Paul Lehoullier. Roberts Auction Service, 802-334-2638

Saturday, March 31 • Cobleskill, NY. 31st Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com

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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, 585396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.htm • 9:00 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefiled, CT. Lamb & Goat Sale. This sale will have over 250 lambs, goats, kid goats and sheep to choose from. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828, res. 860-346-8550, sale barn 860-349-3204 or e-mail sscirpo35@comcast.net • 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 • 10:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Horse & Tack Sale. Starting with tack at 10 am. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 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 315287-0220

Sunday, April 1 • 9:00 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefiled, CT. Lamb & Goat

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

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


AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Sale. This sale will have over 250 lambs, goats, kid goats and sheep to choose from. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828, res. 860-346-8550, sale barn 860-349-3204 or e-mail sscirpo35@comcast.net

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Thursday, April 5 • 11:00 AM: 2324 Ridge Rd., Penn Yan, NY. Marvin & Mildred Koek Excellent Farm Equipment Retirement Auction. IH 1420 4WD combine, ‘95 Ford 16’ grain truck, tillage, planting & harvest equip. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.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 315-7298030 • 5:00 PM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Open house & viewing of cattle for the Spring Premier Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 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 • 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

Monday, April 9 • 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. 1 pm dairy followed by sheep, lamb, goats, pigs & feeders. Calves & cull beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com

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Tuesday, April 10

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

• Westport, NY. Pat Bennett Equipment Dispersal. Full line of equipment including 2 2010 John Deere Tractors. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892

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 802626-8892

Friday, April 13 • 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 802626-8892 • 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 518-5690503 www.nnyds.com • Batavia, NY. 2012 Spring Consignment Auction to benefit Agriculture Education. Sponsored by the Farm Burewau. Now accepting quality consignments. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.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, 607-829-2600 • 6:00 PM: Syracuse, NY. NY Spring Color Breed Sale. Held in conjunction with the NY Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226, 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 • Canton, NY. Machinery Dispersal for Mark Brown Farm. Case 1896 & Case JX80 (both 4WD) & full line. Willis Shattuck, Sales Manager & Auctioneer 315-347-3003 with H&L Auctions, Malone, NY. Ed Legacy 518-483-0800, Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 • 8:00 AM: Farm of Don & Betty Duska, 1820 Co. Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 8:00 AM: Beaver Mountain Farms, 1820 County Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. On the Farm of Don & Betty Duksa, 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 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

Wednesday, April 18 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-2965041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558

Friday, April 20 • Pennellville, NY. 2012 Twin Brook Farms Machinery & Equipment Auction to settle the estate of Eugene Blumer. Full line of farm machinery including John Deere & Case tractors, John Deere forage harvester plus harvest, tillage and barn equip. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com • 9:00 AM: Melvin Miller, 240 Phillip Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Farm Equipment & Tools. Benuel Fisher

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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

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 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

ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115 www.wrightsauctions.com

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• 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, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 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

• 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. 165 Head selling: 100 Holsteins, 30 Jerseys, 30 Brown Swiss, 5 Guernsey. Selections are complete the quality is the best ever. We have show calves of all breeds, outstanding bred heifers, fresh young cows that will please the most discriminating. Watch our website for complete catalog on line. (Join us the evening before for open house and cattle viewing). Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com


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Saturday, April 21 • Dekalb Junction, NY. 12th Annual Machinery & Equipment Consignment. Call for info or to consign. Willis Shattuck, Sales Manager & Auctioneer 315-347-3005 with H&L Auctions, Malone, NY. Ed Legacy 518-483-0800, Scott Hamilton 518-4838787 • 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, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • Quarryville, PA. Wea-Land Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Landis Weaver & Family, Owners. Comanaged by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 8:25 AM: Newton, PA. Inventory Reduction. Farm tractors & equipment. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 9:00 AM: Allegany Fairground, 15 North Main St., Angelica, NY. 22nd Annual Spring Extravaganza Auction. Call now to consign for advertising. 585-567-8844 or 585-261-8844 • 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 607-829-5172 • 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., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com

Monday, April 23 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin) . Boardwalk Holsteins 50 Head of Registered Milking & Close bred heifer Dispersal. RHA 19837 3.8 760 3.0 592. SCC 126,000. No BST or TMR. Brad & Carol Ainslie & Family. 315-822-6087 Watch future ads for more details. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.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, 413569-6421 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 • Twister Valley, Fort Plain, NY. Power Sports Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518568-2257 • 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, 315-8293105 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Townline Equipment Annual Spring Used Equipment Sale. C. W. Gray & Sons, Inc., 802-785-2161 • 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, 315829-3105 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 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 607-6993637, 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, 315322-3500, 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 • Rt. 125, East Middlebury, VT. Annual Spring Machinery Auction. Addison Co. Commission Sales E.G. Wisnowski & Sons, 800-339-COWS or 802388-2661 • Burke, NY. Complete Dispersal. 90 head AI sired, many red & whites plus equipment for Nate & Krista Beachy. Also selling machinery for Don & Jo Eastman, 4 JD tractors, JD discbine & other equipment. H&L Auctions, Scott Hamilton 518483-8787, 483-8576, cell 569-0460, Ed Legacy 518-483-7386, cell 832-0616, with Willis Shattuck 315-347-3003 • 9:00 AM: Fraley Farm Complex, Muney, PA. 4th Annual Lawn & Garden Event. Everything for your farm, cabin, river lot, garden & home. Shrubs, trees, 100’s of hanging baskets, flowers, plants, lawn furniture, lawn tractors, RTV’s, trailers, campers, boats, tools, etc. Fraley Auction Co. 570-546-6907 www.fraleyauction.com • 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, 518-483-4106 • Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Spring Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518568-2257 • 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

Wednesday, May 23 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

Friday, June 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 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

Wednesday, June 27 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

Saturday, July 7 • Garden Time LLC in Glens Falls, NY. 3rd Annual Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257

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Wednesday, August 22 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

Saturday, September 8 • North Country Storage Barns. 2nd Annual Shed and Shrubbery Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • Morrisville, NY. 30th Annual Morrisville Autumn Review Sale. Hosted by Morrisville State College Dairy Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, 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

Wednesday, September 26 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

Saturday, September 29 • Twister Valley, Fort Plain, NY. Power Sports Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518568-2257

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 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558

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

Friday, July 13

Saturday, November 10

• 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

• 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, 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

Tuesday, May 8

Friday, August 3

• Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Wholesale Flower Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-5682257

• 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515

Thursday, November 29 • Lampeter, PA. Destiny Road Holstein Dispersal. Jay Stolzfus, owner. The Cattle Exchange, 607746-2226, 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


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT

ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT March 19, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 95-100; Breakers 8095.50; Boners 78-86.50; Lean 60-83.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 90-220; 80-92# 85205; 70-80# 80-145; Vealers 100-120# not well tested; 90100# 70-90; 80-90# 60-88; 70-80# 65-87.50; 60-70# 5066. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA March 21, 2012 Cows: Canners 40-81; Cutters 81.50-85.50; Util 86-91. Bulls: 89.50-106 Steers: Ch 121-126.50; Sel 85-120.50; Hols. 100. Heifers: Ch 120; Sel 114118; Hols. 96 Calves: 51-118 ea. Lambs: 181 Goats: 123-222 ea. Kids: 35-86 ea. Sows: 50-53.50 Hogs: 69-75.50 Chickens: 5.50-21 Rabbits: 6-25 Ducks: 7-22 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA No report NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA March 20, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 15-56; 61-75# 41-72; 76-95# 20-85; 96-105# 49-80; 106# & up 66-90. Farm Calves: 100-225/cwt

Start Calves: 106-110 Feeders: 69-80/cwt Heifers: 40-88.50/cwt Canners: 20-71.50/cwt Cutters: 72-82/cwt Utility: 84-93.50/cwt Sows: 48-53.50/cwt Hogs: 66-72.50/cwt Feeder Pigs: 55 ea. Lambs: 160-315/cwt Sheep: 30-100/cwt Goats: 30-235 ea. Rabbits: 3-11.50 ea. Poultry: 3-17.50 ea. Hay: 24 lots, 1.50-5.30/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ March 20, 2012 Livestock Report: 44 Calves .35-2, Avg 1.47; 49 Cows .38-.90, Avg .78; 6 Easy Cows .02-.69, Avg .42; 20 Feeder 300-500# .461.30, Avg 1.13; 12 Heifers .58-1.09 Avg .88; 10 Bulls .70-.95, Avg .86; 22 Steers .74-1.02.5, Avg .90; 2 Hogs .65-.74, Avg .68; 3 Roasting Pigs 68.50; 1 Boar .48; 2 Sows .50-.54, Avg .52; 23 Sheep .38-1.40, Avg .85; 2 Lambs (ea) 95, 18 (/#) 1.583.10, Avg 2.22; 9 Goats (ea) 75-170, Avg 144.44, 25 Kids (ea) 42-165, Avg 68.96. Total 248. Poultry & Egg Report:Heavy Fowl (ea) 5.75; Pullets (ea) 10.50; Roosters (/#) 3.25; Bunnies (ea) 2-10; Rabbits (/#) 1.503.10; Pigeons (ea) 6-7.75. Grade A Eggs: White Eggs Jum XL 1.25; Brown Jum XL 1.20-1.25; L 1.05-1.15; M .85-.90. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 29 Mixed 2.50-6; 4 Timothy 3.70-4.30; 4 Grass 3.604.60; 1 Mulch 2.30; 1 Wheat Straw 4.60; 1 Ground Corn 10.25; 1 Firewood 15; 1 Cedar Post 30. Total 42. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY March 15, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. .30-1; Grower Bulls over 92# .50-1.25; 8092# .40-.85. Cull Cows: Gd .64-.78; Lean .45-.63; Hvy Beef Bulls .62.80. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 700-1500; Springing Cows 750-1400; Springing Hfrs. 800-1350; Bred Hfrs. 700-1100; Fresh Hfrs. 6001300; Open Hfrs. 300-800; Started Hfrs. 100-300. Beef: Feeders .40-.95; Hols. Sel .80-.90.

Lamb/Sheep: Market .751.50; Slaughter Sheep .30.55. Goats: Billies 75-170; Nannies 70-100; Kids 20-80.

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CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY March 19, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 110-150; Grower over 92# 185-220; 80-92# 200-240; Bob Veal 71-76. Cull Cows: Gd 83-87.50; Lean 74-80.50. Dairy Replacements: Service Bulls 73-78. Beef:Feeders 128-163; Hfrs. 74-84.50. Lamb/Sheep: Feeder 225270; Market 180-215; Slaughter Sheep 70-78. Goats: Billies 140-190; Nannies 120-162.50; Kids 40-60. Swine: Sow 62-65; Boar 50; Feeder Pig 63. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY March 7, 2011 Calves: Hfrs. 170; Grower Bulls over 92# 1-1.375; 8092# .975-1; Bob Veal .20-.50. Cull Cows: Gd .635-.755; Lean .60-.75; Hvy Beef Bulls .795-.835. Dairy Replacements: Open Hfrs. 550-710. Beef: Feeders .50-1.37; Ch .95-1.25; Hols. Ch .85-1.02. Goats: Kids .80-1.25. Swine: Hog .51-.56 DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY March 19, 2012 Calves: Grower Bulls over 92# 1.10-1.60; 80-92# .751.15; Bob Veal .10-.40. Cull Cows: Gd .66-.76; Lean .58-.67; Hvy. Beef Bulls .68.71. Beef: Feeders .70-.86; Hols. Ch .94-1.04; Sel .82-.89. Goats: Billies 120-160; Nannies 60-90. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY March 19, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. .70-1.30; Grower over 92# .80-1.70; 80-92# .65-1.10; Bob Veal .25-.53. Cull Cows: Gd .63-.79; Lean .55-.72; Hvy Beef Bulls .75.855. Beef: Feeders .80-1.40 Calves: Hfrs. .50-1.40; Grower Bull over 92# 1-1.90; 80-92# .70-1.20; Bob Veal .40-.60. Cull Cows: Gd .62-.765; Lean .55-.70; Hvy. Beef Bulls .70-.80.

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Vernon New Berlin

Cambridge

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PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY March 19, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# .90-1.425; 80-92# .40-1.10; Bob Veal .30-.40. Cull Cows: Gd .67-.79; Lean .59-.70. Beef: Hols. Ch .88-.98 Goats: Nannies 132.50. BATH MARKET Bath, NY March 15, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. .60-1.20; Grower Bulls over 92# 1.201.35; 80-92# 1-1.25; Bob Veal .20-.65. Cull Cows Gd .66-.79; Lean .55-.64; Hvy Beef Bulls .70.77. Beef: Feeders 1.10-1.18. Lamb/Sheep: Market 1.501.65; Slaughter Sheep .40.50. Goats: Billies 100-140; Nannies 75-110; Kids 20-25. Swine: Sow .47-.55; Boar .10-.20. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY March 21, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 88; Canners/Cutters 74. Dairy Bulls for Slaughter: HY Util 86.50-98.50. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95110# 90; 80-95# 87.50; 6080# 85. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 113198; 501-700# 102-187; 701# & up 96.50-140. Dairy Calves Ret. to Farm: Bull over 95# 217.50; 80-95# 227.50; 70-80# 190; Hfr. calves 200; Beef calves bull over 95# 90-145. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 115-132.50. Slaughter Hogs: US 1-3 4567. Hot House Lambs: 40-50# 177.50-222. Market Lambs: Ch 147.50167.50.

Rams: Ch over 130# 102.50. Goats: Billies L 110# & up 160-182.50; Nannies L 97.50-142.50.

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 March 13 & 16, 2012 Hay: 85-305, 1st cut; 90365, 2nd cut; 245, 3rd cut. Straw: 180-200 * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY March 19, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .70-.88; Canners/Cutters .58-.70; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .98. Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# 1-2.55; up to 95# .10-2.40; Hols. under 100# 1.60. Dairy: Milking Age up to 1225. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA March 14, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 76-79.50, lo dress 73.50; Boners 74-77, lo dress 69.50-72; Lean 70-73.50, hi dress 76-76.50, lo dress 6066, very lo dress 52.5059.50; Light Lean 85-92% lean 62-67.50, lo dress 5557, very lo dress 36-50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1438# 82.50.

Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 780-950# 89-94; Hols. L 3 300-500# 94-108; 500-800# 73-91; Bulls M&L 2 350# 92; 860# 79. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 94-116# 225-245; 84# 225; No. 2 94-116# 185-220; 8690# 185-210; No. 3 80-116# 100-185; Util 56-116# 10-70. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90# 150/hd; No. 2 80# 130/hd. Holstein/Beef X Calves: 126# 150. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 250-270# 175-180; 45-50% lean 250# 130. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 20-50# 12-54; 60-80# 50-68. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 44-64# 130-220; 70-108# 130-215; 114-120# 137-165; Yearlings 140-156# 116-127; Ewes Gd 2-3 116-122# 95107; Rams 192-312# 67-88. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 34-52; 60# 135; Nannies Sel 1 160# 130; Billies Sel 2 140# 170. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA March 20, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1450-1590# 130-133.50; Ch 2-3 14101570# 127-29; Ch 4-5 full 1535-1645# 119-126.50; Sel 1210-1300# 17-123; Ret. to Feed 108-115; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1440-1620# 113.50123; Ch 2-3 1095-1725# 104.50-112.50; cpl full 103.50-106.50; 1 Swiss 1475# full 95; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1275-1415# 129-131; Ch 2-3 1250-1380# 127-129; Thin & Sel 1160-1235# 111124; Ret. to Feed 98-110; 1 Hols. full 1285# 95. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 87-92; Boners 82-89; Lean 75-86.50; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 63-77; Shelly 62 & dn.

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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT March 19, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .40-.50; 6175# 1.35-1.40; 76-90# 1.451.50; 91-105# 1.55-1.60; 106# & up 1.65-1.70. Farm Calves: 1.80-2.30 Started Calves: .60-.72 Veal Calves: 1.10-1.30 Open Heifers: .72-1.60 Beef Heifers: .88-.90 Feeder Steers: .71-1.2750 Beef Steers: .95-1.1750 Stock Bull: .76-1.56 Beef Bull: 1.01-1.03 Sows: 1 at .34 Butcher Hogs: .75-.85 Feeder Pigs: 60-75 Sheep (ea): 120-150 Lambs (ea): 145-260 Goats (ea): 80-255; Kids 8090. Canners: up to 83.50 Cutters: 84-86 Utility: 87.50-90.50 Rabbits: 10-46 Chickens: 6-35 Ducks: 12-36 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt


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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Bulls: 1475-2235# 86-104. Feeder Cattle: Steers BW Face 465-875# 115-127; Hols. 325-400# 107-112; 975-1120# 94.50-97.50; Feeder Hfrs. L 2 240-885# 78-104; M&L 1 fleshy 620875# 97-116; 1 hd 1025# 78; Bulls Hols. 465-1015# 73-93; Dairy type stags 545-1070# 82-112. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 80-120# 240-260; No. 2 70-120# 215-242 No. 3 70-140# 135-205; Util 125 & dn; No. 2 Jerseys 90-115# 115-125. Swine: Hogs 235-300# 62.50-64; Sow 365-555# 55.50-58.75; Boars 670# 32. Goats (/hd): Nannies/Billies 129-167; Fleshy Kids 129145; Small/thin/bottle 30-87. Lambs: Ch 90-115# 210217.50; Sheep all wts. 80112. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Apr 3-17. * Complete Easter Sale March 30. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA March 13, 2012 Rabbits: 14-20 Bunnies: 1-9 Rabbit Family: 42 Chickens: 2-14 Ducks: 8 Guineas: 9-12 Guinea Family: 7 Turkeys: 14 Pigeons: 3.50 Guinea Pigs: .50-1.50 Cockateil: 14 Eggs (/dz): XL Brown 1.50; L Brown 1-1.35; M Brown .75; Sm. Banty .30; Fertile Chicken Eggs 1; Fertile Turkey & Goose Eggs .80-1. 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 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC March 19, 2012 Heifers: 1280# 120 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 83-85; Breakers 8183.50; Boners 80.50-83.50; Lean 71.50-82. Bulls: 1140-2068# 92-98 Feeder Heifers: 400-600# 107.50-117.50. Feeder Bulls: Hols. 300500# 105-115. Calves: 185. Bull Calves No. 1 94-122# 222-250; 80-92#

Pennsylvania Markets Mercer

Jersey Shore

New Wilmington

Dewart Leesport Belleville Homer City

New Holland Carlisle Lancaster Paradise

Eighty-Four 220-247; No. 2 94-122# 200230; 78-92# 185-217; No. 3 94-120# 145-200; 80-92# 130-180; Hfrs. No. 1 88-120# 230-300; No. 2 70-12# 120205; Util 70-100# 25-90; 5868# 10-37. Sheep: Lambs 50-70# 255275; Ewes 116-154# 70-75. Goats: Kids 30-50# 50110/hd; Billies 100# 160180/hd. EarCorn: 6 lds, 175-200/ton Hay (/ton): 32 lds, Timothy Grass 135-215; Mixed 80330; Grass 170-325; Alfalfa/Grass 250-340. Straw: 5 lds, 160-300/ton. Round Bales: 3 lds, 22-75. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA March 19, 2012 Slaughter Heifers: Sel 1-2 1080-1315# 109-110. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 95-99, hi dress 101-102.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 87-91, hi dress 93; Boners 81-86.50, lo dress 79; Lean 85-90% lean 73-78, hi dress 79-80, lo dress 70-72.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12502095# 94-100; hi dress 107.50; YG 2 1000-1820# 87-89. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 163-177; 500-700# 157-158; 700-800# 12; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-500# 137.50160; 500-700# 135-147; 700900# 115-125; M&L 2 300500# 111-133; 500-700# 111-130; Bulls M&L 1 400500# 147.50-167.50; 500600# 150-163; 700-900# 114-128; M&L 2 300-400# 139-162.50; 400-500# 113133; 500-600# thin type 135. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 85-120# 225-255; No. 2 80-120# 180-210; No. 3 80120# 110-170; Util 70-120# 40-75; Beef type 155-175# 150-225; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 100-165# 135-150. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 180-225# 72-74; Boars 800# 16. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 2-3

45-50# 240-262.50; 80-100# 192.50-215; Gd & Ch 1-2 7580# 172.50-182.50; Yearlings Ch 2-3 115-120# 117.50160; Ewes Gd 1-2 118-185# 70-74. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 50# 88; 65# 125; 72-75# 120-141; Sel 2 60-65# 90112.50; Nannies Sel 2 80100# 75-80/cwt; Billies Sel 1 95# 132.50; Sel 2 115# 95/cwt. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA March 19, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1320-1586# 129-133; full/YG 4-5 129.50; 1696# 127.50; Ch 2-3 11501562# 124-129.50; full/YG 118.50-123; Sel 1-3 11941452# 118-123; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1404-1596# 109.50113.50; Ch 2-3 1308-1574# 102.50-108.50; 1722# 102; Sel 1-3 1196-1428# 99101.50; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1406# 128.50; Ch 2-3 10981422# 119-123; full/YG 4-5 118; Hols. Hfrs. 1436-1488# 96.50-100. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 91.25; Breakers 75-80% lean 8487.50, hi dress 90, lo dress 81-83.75; Boners 80-85% lean 79.75-85, hi dress 85.75-89.50, lo dress 7479.50; Lean 85-90% lean 7379, hi dress 81-85, lo dress 68-73, very lo dress 59.5066.50; Light Lean 85-92% lean 70-75, hi dress 7879.50, lo dress 59.50-67.50, very lo dress 50-58.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11642102# 96-105; hi dress 105.50-106, lo dress 91.50; YG 2 1472# 89. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 350-450# 160-180; 730# 140; M&L 2 300-500# 126137.50; 500-700# 127.50131; L 3 Hols. 380# 83; 6501140# 82.50-105.50; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-450# 135-165; 550# 137.50; M&L 2 300500# 122.50-145; 500-750# 98-135; Bulls M&L 1 300-

500# 140-190; 500-700# 130-145; 750-900# 111-120; M&L 2 300-500# 131-150; 500# 117.50; Hols. Bulls L 3 Hols. 300-500# 77.50-115; 650-1020# 74-100. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 94-118# 240-262.50; 80-92# 242.50-262.50; No. 2 94-116# 205-250; 80-92# 215-245; No. 3 74-106# 100190; Util 54-84# 10-92.50; Hfrs. No. 1 80-94# 155-200; No. 2 68-96# 95-155; Hols/Beef X 80-112# 175250. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 50-65# 225-240; 75110# 192.50-230; 110-140# 170-207.50; Yearlings 98196# 95-122.50; Ewes Gd 23 84-196# 65-95; 278-284# 52.50-55; Rams 260# 65. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 97.50-145; 45-60# 105-147.50; 70-90# 145-165; Sel 2 under 20# 5-45; 20-40# 47.50-102.50; 45-50# 85107.50; 70# 157.50; Nannies Sel 1 100-170# 147.50182.50; Sel 2 110-130# 122.50-140; Billies Sel 1 170# 240; Sel 2 100# 127.50-142.50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA March 15, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1388-1488# 125.25-126; Ch 2-3 11981484# 121.50-124.50; Sel 12 1274-1366# 118-121; Hols. Steers Ch 2-3 1238# 99.50; Hfrs. Sel 1-2 1374# 119.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites hi dress 94; Breakers 75-80% lean hi dress 89.50, lo dress 82.50; Boners 8084.50, hi dress 85-85.75, lo dress 79.50; Lean 85-90% lean 73.50-74, lo dress 71.50-72.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1346# 100.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 300-400# 120-140; Hfrs. M&L 1 500-600# 125-145; M&L 2 300-400# 120; 500700# 112.50-120. Ret. to Farm Feeder

Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 85120# 200-230; No. 2 80-120# 170-190; No. 3 80-120# 120160; Util 70-120# 30-50; Beef type 82-110# 80-110; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-120# 150-210. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 214-288# 69-73; Sows US 1-3 600# 56; Boars 400# 21; 600# 24.50; Feeder Pigs 30-50# 37.50-50/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 60# 215-260; Ewes Gd 1-2 154-184# 80-92.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 50# 115; 70# 167.50; Sel 2 30# 62.50; Nannies Sel 2 140# 160. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA March 17, 2012 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 160-190 Mixed Hay: 17 lds, 120-335 Timothy: 7 lds, 170-260 Grass: 8 lds, 120-250 Straw: 7 lds, 145-175 Firewood: 4 lds, 60-85 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA March 16, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1290-1635# 125-130; Ch 2-3 1160-1590# 122-126; Sel 2-3 1130-1475# 117-121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 34 1410-1580# 111.50-114; Ch 2-3 1285-1695# 102108.50; Sel 2-3 1290-1580# 99-102; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1215-1480# 123-126; Ch 2-3 1180-1425# 124-127, late week sales 118-121. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 83.5089, hi dress 90-94.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 81-88, hi dress 88-94, lo dress 78-81; Boners 80-85% lean 79-87, hi dress 87-89, lo dress 72.50-79; Lean 85-90% lean 73-81, hi dress 81-85, lo dress 66-73. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9001835# 93-100; hi dress 100108, lo dress 83-93; 21002355# 94.50-99. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 120-128# 197; 110118# 249-260; 94-108# 261270; 80-92# 245-255; No. 2 120-128# 228; 98-118# 240252; 94-96# 220-225; 80-92# 237-252; No. 3 90-130# 197207; 80-88# 237; 72-78# 150; Util 60-110# 17-40; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-100# 180-270; No. 2 80-110# 80150. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA March 13, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 86.5089; Breakers 75-80% lean 78-81.50, lo dress 74-75; Boners 73.50-77.50; Lean 85-90% lean 68-72.50, lo

dress 62-66. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 220-240; 80-90# 200-220; No. 2 80-120# 175210; No. 3 95-120# 150-175; Util 65-130# 30-80. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA March 14, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1265-1430# 124.50-127; Sel 2-3 1220-1565# 117.50122.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1380-1610# 106.50-110; Ch 2-3 1335-1670# 103-107. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 89.50-90; Breakers 75-80% lean 81-86, lo dress 78-81; Boners 8085% lean 79-83.50, hi dress 84-86, lo dress 74-76; Lean 85-90% lean 72-78, hi dress 79.50-84, lo dress 64-68; Light Lean 88-92% lean lo dress 55-58. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12801565# 97-99. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 96-124# 235-265; 8094# 255-290; No. 2 96-124# 190-235; 80-94# 205-245; No. 3 96-124# 120-170; 8094# 195-230; Util 65-130# 50-120; Hfrs. No. 1 215-270; No. 2 75# 185; Jersey Hfrs. 55-70# 75-145. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 50# 265; Gd & Ch 12 75-80# 195-232.50; Ewes Gd 2-3 215# 75. Goats: Sel 2 30-50# 55-85; 60# 90-100; Nannies Sel 2 80-130# 127; Sel 3 80-130# 109. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA March 13, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1215-1515# 129132.50; full/YG 4-5 128.50129; Ch 2-3 1225-1540# 124-128.50; Sel 1-3 11401460# 118.50-124; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1335-1585# 110-113.50; Ch 2-3 12951560# 104.50-109.50; Sel 13 1235-1535# 101-102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1225-1485# 127129.50; full/YG 4-5 125; Hols. 1340-1380# 100-105; Ch 2-3 1090-1440# 121-125; full/YG 4-5 117-120; Sel 1-3 11251295# 114-117.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 83.50-87, lo dress 78.50-82.50; Boners 80-85% lean 79-84, lo dress 75-79, very lo dress 7073.50; Lean 85-90% lean 72.50-78.50, hi dress 80, lo dress 65-72.50, very lo dress 60-65; Light Lean 85-92% lean 70-74, lo dress 60-65, very lo dress 49.50-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 13051785# 89-100; hi dress 102.50; lo dress 81.50-87. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 420# 167; 500-550# 135-


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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA March 19, 2012 Cattle: 83 Steers: Gd 108-113 Heifers: Gd 105-110 Cows: Util & Comm. 78-89; Canner/lo Cutter 75 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 91-101 Bulls: YG 1 85-90 Cattle: Steers 110-140; Bulls 100-135; Hfrs. 90-135. Calves: 78. Ch 110-125; Gd 90-105; Std 20-90; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 150-240. Hogs: 44. US 1-2 73-75; US 1-3 65-72; Sows US 1-3 4257; Boars 22.50-65. Feeder Pigs: 10. US 1-3 2050# 40-80 Sheep: 58. Lambs Ch 160180; Gd 140-160; Sl Ewes 65-75. Goats: 15-160 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA March 19, 2012 Alfalfa: 150-225 Alfalfa/Grass: 240-275 Grass: 150-200 Timothy: 120-205 Mixed Hay: 95-165 Round Bales: 70-150 Lg. Sq. Bales: 135-230 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm.

MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA March 19, 2012 Roosters: 4.50-8.50 Hens: 2-4.50 Banties: 1-4 Pigeons: 2 Guineas: 6-14 Ducks: 4-4.50 Bunnies: 3-8.25 Rabbits: 7-13 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA March 15, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1295-1635# 126-130; Ch 2-3 1220-1535# 122-126; Sel 2-3 1130-1350# 117121; Hols. Ch 2-3 12951540# 100-102. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1180-1425# 118-121. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 86-89, hi dress 90-92, lo dress 83-85; Breakers 75-80% lean 83.5088, hi dress 88-89, lo dress 78-83; Boners 80-85% lean 82-87, hi dress 87-89, lo dress 74-80; Lean 88-90% lean 75.50-81, hi dress 8285, lo dress 69-74. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9101830# 95-100, hi dress 103105, lo dress 88-93; 21002355# 94.50-99. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 120-128# 197; 110-118# 249-260; 94-108# 261-270; 80-92# 245-255; No. 2 120128# 228; 98-118# 240-252; 94-96# 220-225; 80-92# 237252; No. 3 90-130# 197-207; 80-88# 237; 72-78# 150; Util 60-110# 17-40. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-100# 180-270; No. 2 80100# 80-150. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA March 7, 2012 US 1-2: 25 hd,, 30-40# 140175; 46 hd, 45-50# 130-150; 4 hd pkg 82# 95. US 2: 62 hd, 20-30# 160200; 85 hd, 30-40# 160-180; 4 hd, 60-70# 75-110. *Next Feeder Pig Sale is March 21. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA March 19, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Non-Traditional, Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 230-250; 4050# fancy 275-288; 60-80# 208-230, fancy 60-70# 250258; 80-90# 190-210; 90110# 176-191; 110-130# 170-183; 130-150# 153-170; 150-200# 164-170; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 40-60# 217230; 60-80# 178-221; 80-90# 168-183; 90-110# 144-160; 110-130# 142-154; 130-150#

137-152. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 88-105; 160200# 84-102; 200-300# 96100; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120160# 78-94; 160-200# 65-80. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 125-140; 40-60# 127158; 60-80# 160-174; 80100# 162-179; 100-110# 184-198; 110-120# 188-198; Sel 2 20-40# 78-96; 40-60# 100-134; 60-80# 125-156; Sel 3 20-40# 56-73; 40-60# 64-89; 60-70# 101-108; 80100# 108-134; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80-130# 147-163; 130-180# 170-180; Sel 2 80-130# 135-150; Sel 3 50-80# 92-107; 80-130# 111-126; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 177-193; 150-250# 222-245; Sel 2 100-150# 151-168; 150-250# 172-189. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to two weeks corn sold .05 to .10 higher, wheat sold .05 to .10 lower, barley sold steady to .05 lower, Oats sold steady to weak & Soybeans sold .15.20 higher. EarCorn sold 1-2 higher. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.13-7.45, Avg 7.27, Contracts 5.75-5.80; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.617.15, Avg 6.85, Contracts 6.40-6.44; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-6, Avg 5.40, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50-5.10, Avg 4.76; Soybeans No 2 Range 12.63-13.07, Avg 12.95, Contracts 12.99-13.50; Avg 13.25, Contracts 112.6412.70; EarCorn Range 208210, Avg 209. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.95-7.56, Avg 7.18; Wheat No. 2 6.61; Barley No. 3 Range 5.30; Oats No. 2 4-5, Avg 4.50; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.50-13.30, Avg 12.78; EarCorn Range 195-220, Avg. 207.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.23, Avg 6.95; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.50-7.03, Avg 6.74; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.25, Avg 5.13; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-4.50, Avg 3.91; Soybeans No. 2 Range 12.8713.24, Avg 12.99; EarCorn Range 190. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 7-7.32, Avg 7.19; Wheat No. 2 Range 7.45; Barley No. 3 Range 6; Oats No. 2 Range 4.60; Soy-

beans No. 2 Range 12.5013.38, Avg 12.99; Gr. Sorghum Range 6. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.56, Avg 7.17, Month Ago 7.02, Year Ago 6.92; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.50-7.45, Avg 6.88, Month Ago 6.56, Year Ago 7.05; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6.25, Avg 5.33, Month Ago 5.29, Year Ago 4.44; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5.10, Avg 4.41, Month Ago 4.36, Year Ago 3.06; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.50-13.30, Avg 13.01, Month Ago 11.67, Year Ago 13.07; EarCorn Range 195-220; Avg 204.60, Month Ago 205.71, Year Ago 171. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.20-7, Avg 6.55; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.37; Oats No. 2 3-4.85, Avg 3.87; Soybeans No. 2 13.29. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary March 16, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 126-132; Ch 1-3 122126; Sel 1-2 117-121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 110-115; Ch 2-3 103-107; Sel 1-2 99-102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 123-130; Ch 1-3 118125; Sel 1-2 113-117.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 80-88; Boners 80-85% lean 77-84.50; Lean 85-90% lean 73-78.50. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 103-114; Avg dress 95-100; lo dress 83-92. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 170-187; 500-700# 144-175; M&L 2 300-500# 135-170; 500-700# 120-160. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 140-170; 500-700# 135-160; M&L 2 300-500# 120-145; 500-700# 114-135. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 140-175; 500-700# 130-155; M&L 2 300-500# 120-150; 500-700# 127.50136. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-80. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-120# 220-270; 8090# 245-290; No. 2 95-120# 175-220; 80-90# 185-255; No. 3 90-120# 120-200; 7090# 185-240; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 200-287; No. 2 80-105# 130-225. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 65-71; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6367. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 54.50-58; 500-700# 57.5059.50. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 30-40# 140-175; 45-50# 130-150; US 2 20-30# 160200; 30-40# 160-180. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 247-295; 60-80# 217-251; 80-110# 194-221; 110-150# 161-188; Ch 1-3 40-60# 204-235; 60-

80# 203-228; 80-110# 184209; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 86-101; 160-200# 84-100; Util 1-2 120-160# 85-100; 160-200# 82-96. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 20-40# 82-125; 40-60# 115158; 60-80# 152-171; 80100# 162-182; Sel 2 40-60# 110-137; 60-80# 125-147; Sel 3 20-40# 52-74; 40-60# 70-94; 60-80# 94-101; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 160-176; 130-180# 178-188; Sel 2 80130# 139-154; Sel 3 50-80# 93-108; 80-130# 113-128; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 195218; 150-250# 245-267; Sel 2 100-150# 155-170. 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. Compared to last week hay & straw sold steady. Alfalfa 175-325; Mixed Hay 170325; Timothy 150-260; Straw 110-180; Mulch 60-90. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 267 lds 36 Straw; Alfalfa 90405; Mixed Hay 100-440; Timothy 150-370; Grass 120340; Straw 130-265. Diffenbach Auct, March 12, 110 lds Hay, 13 lds Straw. Alfalfa 170-405; Mixed Hay 140-440; Timothy 170-370; Grass 120-330; Straw 130250, mostly 145-180. Green Dragon, Ephrata: March 16, 43 lds Hay, 7 Straw. Alfalfa 155-335; Mixed Hay 160-355; Timothy 195260; Grass Hay 120-295; Straw 180-265, mostly 180195. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: March 15, 37 lds Hay, 6 Straw. Alfalfa 240-250; Mixed Hay 145-400; Timothy 150335; Grass 140-340; Straw 160-205. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: March 14, 77 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 90-310; Mixed Hay 100-365; Timothy 215260; Grass 160-300; Straw 140-167. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 243 Loads Hay, 40 Straw. Alfalfa 110-385; Mixed Hay 100-400; Timothy 115-260; Grass 95-335; Straw 122200. Belleville Auct, Belleville: March 14, 43 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa 250-265; Mixed 112.50-260; Grass 280; Straw 200. Dewart Auction, Dewart: March 12 35 lds Hay, 6 Straw. Alfalfa 200-290; Mixed Hay 130-400; Grass 95-335; Straw 160-225. Greencastle Livestock: March 12 & 15, 14 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Mixed Hay 100152.50; Timothy 122.50-180; Straw 122.50-140. Kutztown Auction, Kutz-

town: March 17, 35 lds Hay, 7 Straw. Alfalfa 160-190; Mixed Hay 120-230; Timothy 170-260; Grass Hay 195250; Straw 145-175. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: March 13, 51 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa 110-385; Mixed Hay 85-340; Timothy 115-215; Grass 85-165; Straw 140-190. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: March 3 & 6, 65 lds Hay, 17 Straw. Alfalfa 132300; Mixed Hay 95-365; Timothy 140-265; Grass 115280; Straw 100-190. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: March 16, 49 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa 100-235; Timothy 190-210; Grass 185-190; Straw 115220. VINTAGE SALES STABLES March 13, 2012 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1285-1550# 103-108; Sel 2-3 1350-1405# 99.50102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1215-1480# 123-126. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 75-80% lean 83.5084.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 81-85, hi dress 86.50-88.50, lo dress 78.50-80.50; Boners 80-85% lean 79-84, hi dress 85-87, lo dress 73.50-79; Lean 88-90% lean 75-79, hi dress 80-83, lo dress 6872.50. Graded Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 122# 215; 104-113# 235-243; 90-95# 247-257; No. 2 104-114# 227-235; 84-103# 240-247; No. 3 109-110# 195-200; 9394# 200-219; 82-83# 235242; Util 73-103# 20-50. Graded Holstein Heifers: No. 1 93-111# 270-287, pkg 85# 225; No. 2 90-100# 205225; 82# 150; non-tubing 7283# 55-77. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA March 15, 2012 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 240-250 Timothy Hay: 7 lds, 150335 Orchard Grass: 2 lds, 290340 Mixed Hay: 20 lds, 145-400 Grass: 5 lds, 140-175 Straw: 6 lds, 160-205 EarCorn: 2 lds, 205-225 Firewood: 1 ld, 40 Corn Fodder: 2 lds, 85-115 Oat Hay: 1 ld, 175 Alfalfa Baleage: 2 lds, 4055. Mixed Baleage: 2 lds, 6070/bale. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA March 14, 2012 Alfalfa: 16 lds, 90-310 Mixed: 42 lds, 185-260 Grass: 13 lds, 160-300 Straw: 10 lds, 140-167 Fodder: 3 lds, 70-125 Firewood: 2 lds, 35-50

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150; M&L 2 350-500# 122142; 500-700# 120-128; 850900# 115-125; L 3 Hols. 350500# 95-112 600-1000# 7287; Hfrs. M&L 1 250# 160; 300-500# 132-150; 500-600# 122-132; M&L 2 300-500# 125-127; 500-700# 95-125; Bulls M&L 1 300-500# 140165; 500-600# 130-155; M&L 2 250-400# 135-137; Herefords 112-120; Hols Bulls L 3 340# 87; 800# 65. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-125# 220-245; 8090# 222-250; No. 2 95-120# 190-235; 70-90# 190-230; No. 3 65-110# 115-185; Util 60-100# 15-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 100# 195; No. 2 75-90# 100-130. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 235-277# 72-78, singles 80; 280-325# 71-75, singles 78-80; 280325# 71-75, singles 78-80; 45-50% lean 220-265# 65290-325# 67; Sows US 1-3 525-740# 60-69; Boars 825# 30; Jr. Boars 235-370# 5659. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 10-35# 39-58; 80# 61; Roasting Pigs 110-190# 55-63/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 30-65# 180-252; 72# 165; Ewes Gd 2-3 150-175# 72-92; 200-205# 80-85; Rams 270# 185. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-45# 130-127; 80# 165; Sel 2 under 20# 30-55; 2545# 105-125; Nannies Sel 1 100-140# 130-160; Sel 2 8090# 95-110; Billies Sel 2 130# 155.


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New study explores innovation and opportunities for diverse local food distributors WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 16, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan released a new report on the distribution practices of eight producer networks and their partners distributing locally or regionallygrown food to retail and foodservice customers. The report, entitled Moving Food Along the Value Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution, shows how these networks tap into the growing commercial demand for local and regional food products while creating additional economic opportunities and expanding healthy food access. “The Obama Administration is committed to putting Americans back to work and to revitalizing our rural agricultural communities, and one way to do that is through the expanding local foods movement which provides new economic opportunities for farmers and producers across the country,” said Merrigan. “This report provides powerful lessons on how groups of local and regional farmers are collectively distributing their products to grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, schools and universities in a cost-effective and efficient way.” The study details how these organizations help local and regional producers overcome bottlenecks in the food marketing system through collaborative

and transparent planning and adherence to a shared set of operating principles. By sharing lessons learned and best practices, the new study serves as a resource for producers, food processors and marketers organizing to supply local and regional food products to commercial customers. To compile the report, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) studied each of the eight network models over a three-year period. The eight models were La Montanita (New Mexico), Oklahoma Food Co-op (Oklahoma City, OK), The Wedge Coop (Minneapolis, MN), Red Tomato (Boston, MA), California Alliance of Family Farms (David, CA), New North Florida Cooperative (Marianna, FL), Appalachian Sustainable Development (Abingdon, VA) and Minnesota Food Association (Marine on St Croix, MN). AMS looked at network

organization, product branding and labeling, infrastructure management, and price negotiation. The report identified four factors that influenced performance across all the case studies: • The amount and timing of investments made in infrastructure are vital to the success and survival of food value chains; • Preserving the identity of growers on product labels is critical for connecting with consumers, distinguishing the product from the competition and providing traceability; • Informal farmer networks can offer additional flexibility for suppliers and buyers and allow food value chains to be highly responsive to the shifting demands of specialty food markets; and • For-profit businesses, nonprofits and cooperatives all have unique strengths. By partner-

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ing with each other within food value chains they can leverage organizational competencies and reduce the risk of failure. The study amplifies the successful local and regional investments detailed in USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass. The KYF Compass is a digital guide to USDA resources related to local and regional food systems. The Compass consists of an interactive U.S. map showing local and regional food projects and an accompanying narrative documenting the results of this work through case studies, photos and video content. A large selection of USDA-supported programs and projects is also visible on the KYF Map, which can be displayed by theme, pro-

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AUCTION Sunday, April 1ST 11:00 a.m. • Preview 9 a.m. 375 South Street (Rte 10) (Formerly Cahillane Dodge) Northampton, MA 01060 Consignment of power woodworking tools from one of our local college accounts: Dewalt 3 hp radial arm saw, Delta 10" chop saw, Delta Rockwell 12-14" tilting arbor saw, American woodworking Machinery Corp. 17" Joiner, Crescent Rockwell 24" planer, Delta Invecta 14" table saw model RT 40, Beach Mfg. Shaper. All 3 phase machines and in use until week of auction. 1953 Dodge B4B pickup truck, flat top 6 cyl, 3 spd on the column, professionally restored in 2004 (final bid subject to confirmation of owner) 1964 Pug (Bruce Mfg.), 4 wheel drive early ATV, articulates, original winch, enclosed cab, 18 hp gas eng. 2002 Dodge Caravan, power windows & locks, AC, 7 passenger, 59,000 miles, used on campus Military single axle, pintle hitch, tilt trailer Antiques, collectibles, some vintage toys, estate glass and china, furniture to include dining room set, exc. computer secretary/workstation, some military items, including 2 WWII era swords Photos/Directions/more detailed listing at www.auctionzip.com ID #9337 Cash or Check w/proper ID / 10% Buyer's Premium / 6.25% MA sales tax

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FARM MACHINERY TRACTORS: 2004 MT 635 Challenger 160 h.p. 4 w/d w/L355 Loader & Cab (2700 hrs); MF3545 4 w/d 125 h.p. w/Cab-new tires; Int'l 1066 125 h.p. 4 w/d w/Cab; Int. 3388 2x2 w/dr 175 h.p. w/Cab; J.D. 250 skid steer (3100 hrs); J.D. 600 w/bucket; Ford 800 w/scraper. EQUIP: '08 Knight 1140 350 bu. Hydro-drive apron; 2- FC4000 Kuhn disc mowers; NH 900 chopper; Gallagher 3200 L round baler; Kuhn 7822 27 ft. rake; double Kuhn tedder; 12' water fill land roller; 2 Fargo hy-dump wagons; Richardson 700 hy-dump; '10 Anderson selfpropelled bale wrapper; J.D. 616 bush hog; Bodco 42' liq manure pump; WIC 2700 gal. liq. spreader; WIC 4350 gal. liq. spreader; Huskey 3500 gal. truck mount liq. tank; 2 Pequea 520 24' feeder wagons; 36' solid bottom elevator on wheels; foot trimming cage; R.B. picker; Agri metal stationary feed mixer; 5th wheel 24 ft. cattle trailer; Bodco feed cart; tandem axle 15' trailer; R.B. fork; 4 wheel hay wagon; 5th wheel 32 ft 3 axle trailer; 5000 gal. Fuel tank; also some shop tools. TRUCKS: '80 Mack w/16 ft dump body; '78 GMC Dump truck; '83 Chevy 1 ton-parts. TERMS: Cash/check settlement prior to removal. OWNERS: Paul Lehoullier

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NRCS offers help for Massachusetts organic farmers AMHERST, MA — USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Massachusetts State Conservationist Christine Clarke reminds local organic farmers and those transitioning to organic production practices to contact their local NRCS office soon to find out if they are eligible for the agency’s Organic Initiative. The cut-off date is March 30 for applications to be considered in the

second ranking period of 2012, although applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Farmers interested in applying for EQIP Organic Initiative funding must submit applications through their local NRCS Service Center, which can be found at http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov. Learn more about the Organic Initiative at www.ma.nrcs.usda.gov/p rograms/organic and find out about other NRCS ini-

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Excavators 2009 Kubota KX080-3 C/A/H, hyd thumb, QT bckt 515 hrs. 2009 Kubota KX161-3 C/A/H, hyd. thumb, angle blade, QT, 24 & 36 bckts. 2007 Kubota KX121-3 C/A/H, 1852 hrs 2006 Kubota KX91-3 rops, hyd thumb, 16" qt bucket, 360 hrs 2004 Kubota KX91-3 rops, rubber tracks 18" qt bckt, thumb 2006 Bobcat 430 C/A/H, hyd thumb, 24" bucket, 649 hrs QT bckt 2006 Bobcat 335 rops, hyd thumb, 733 hrs QT bckt 2007 Bobcat 329, 5' blade, 20" bucket, 692 hrs QT bckt 2004 Bobcat 331G, rops, rubber tracks, 18" bucket 645 hrs QT bckt 1999 Bobcat 331 with manual thumb 2500 hrs 2005 Hyundai Robex 110D-7 C/A/H, thumb, good condition, 2939 hrs 1996 Cat 315L with cab and hyd thumb 1991 CAT 307B C/A/H, 2 buckets, thumb, steel tracks, blade, aux hyd (2) 2006 IHI 35NX,orops, front blade, swing boom, aux hyd, rubber tracks 2002 Kobelco SK35SR2E, open rops, 2500 hrs 1990 JD 892DLC with approx 2000 hrs new motor 2007 JCB 8035 ZTS with orops, hyd thumb, 630 hrs Crawlers & Dozers 2004 JD 650HLT 4400 hrs 85% undercarriage JD 550HLT cab, heat, 3200 hrs 85% undercarriage 1997 JD 550G, 6 way blade, long track 3300 hrs 1992 JD650G, open rops, 6 way blade, 8650 hrs 1993 JD 750BLT w/ 10.5ft blade gd. U/C 2004 Rayco C87D, C/A/H, 6-way, pilot controls, winch & forestry package 168 hrs Case 550E 6 way blade, rubber tracks 1988 Case 450C new steering clutches 3274 original hours International TD20E runs and works very good condition JD 555 track loader with forks and bucket, 4500 hrs Wheel Loaders 1999 Samsung 120 loader good rubber 5000 hrs 1997 Cat IT28F loader GP bucket, q coupler, 3rd valve, new rubber, 6722 hrs Cat IT28B loader rubber tire with bucket and forks 1200 hrs good rubber TLBS 2008 Kubota M59 4wd,TLB, hydro, front and rear qt, 24" bucket NH 75LB 4wd, TLB, cab with heater, 4651 hrs AC 715 TLB gd cond. Compaction 2009 Dynapac CA134D vibratory roller, 54" smooth drum, shell kit, very clean 309 hrs 2002 Ingersoll Rand SD77DX vibratory roller 66" drum, very nice 1631 hrs 1993 Bomag BW172D vibratory roller 66" smooth drum (2) Stone SD54 rhino, single drum, vib. roller Rayco 400A Roller vib roller JD VR73C skid steer mount vibratory roller Allied 1000 Vib compactor 5' skid steer mount very good condition Forklifts & Manlifts 2004 IR 706H forklift, 4wd, 15' see thru mast, 6000 lbs Cummins dsl 1996 Cat TH63 telescopic forklift 6k cap. 41 ft. 1996 JCB 506B telehandler 6k cap. 36ft. Terex SS836C telehandler cab with heat 8K cap. 36ft. JLG 450A bucket lift 4wd, max height 45', horizontal lift Forestry 2010 Morbark M20 chipper, 325hp Deere, tandem axle, infeed bed, remote control Morbark 2050 wood chipper, 25 hp, gas, 5' capacity, Woodchuck WC17 chipper

(2) Whisper Chippers Rayco RG1625 stump grinder with fold up ramp Timberjack 380 log skidder new tires Cat D30C end dump 2nd & 3rd transmission problems Omal MB125 hydraulic hammer pin mount with point Rockblaster RB-100G hydraulic hammer fits JD 160 and JD 892 excavator Bobcat HB980 hydraulic hammer good condition x change mount Orsi River L549 4' boom mower 3 pt mount (2) Ground heating blankets 11x23 120 v Torwel EGM-1200 sander with Honda 5.5 hp engine 12 cubic feet Reinco TWm5X VSg hay mulcher 489 hrs Wic blizzard hay mulcher 2 new pressure washers

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2008 Kubota M125XDTC 4wd, C/A/H P. shift, 2 remotes, clean 2008 Kubota M108XDTC 4wd C/A/H, w/ loader, p shift, 3 remotes 2007 Kubota M8540HDC 4wd, C/A/H, cast centers, 2 remotes, 640 hrs 2011 Kubota M5140DTC 4wd,C/A/H, ag tires, 8x8 trans, 1 remote 2009 Kubota M5040DT 4wd w/ loader ag tires, 255 hrs 2011 Kubota L5240HST 4wd,hydro w/loader 2009 Kubota L4400, 4wd, TLB, hydro, SS QT, 181 hrs, 2005 Kubota L3430HSTC 4wd, C/A/H with loader, hydro, ag tires, clean 2005 Kubota L39 TLB 4wd,front aux hyd, 1 owner 542 hrs 2007 Kubota L3130 4wd w/loader, hydro, R-4 tires, 347 hrs 2008 Kubota L3400 HST 4wd w/ loader, SS QT, R-4 tires 2008 Kubota L3400 HST 4wd w/ hydro, 206 hrs 2008 Kubota L2800 4wd, TLB, ag tires, thumb, 249 hrs 2008 Kubota L2800 2wd, ag tires 108 hrs 2004 Kubota B2910 4wd TLB, R-4 tires, 112 hrs 2007 Kubota BX24 TLB 4wd 194 hrs 2002 Kubota BX22 TLB, bar tires, 432 hrs 2010 Kubota BX2660 4wd, 26hp, hydro, 60" mower, 59 hrs 2008 Kubota BX2660 4wd,w/ 60" mower Kubota L2950 4wd w/ loader SS QT new rear tires Kubota B6200 HSD 4wd,hydro Kubota B8200 w/ dozer blade, snow blade, 5' mower 2009 Bobcat CT440 4wd w/ loader 68 hrs Bobcat CT122 4wd TLB -New New MF 1528HL 4wd w/ loader 2007 Cub Cadet 7284 4wd TLB, hydro, mid mower, 264 hrs 2010 JD 5055E 4wd with loader 60hrs- like new JD 1050 4wd w/loader, diesel, ag tires

JD 3020 dsl, JD 2010 gas, MF50, FM 504, AC B Ford 545 loader, Sims cab 3pt & pto Lawn and Garden 2010 Kubota ZD331 31 hp diesel, 72" cut 2007 Kubota ZD331 31 hp diesel 60" cut 200 hrs 2008 Kubota ZD21F 21 hp, 60" cut,284 hrs 2008 Kubota ZG327 27 hp gas 60" cut 248 hrs 2009 Kubota ZG227 27 hp gas 54" cut 234 hrs 2010 Bad Boy 6000 CZT 23 hp, 60" cut like new 2007 JD 757 zero turn mower 1285 hrs 2001 JD M665 zero turn mower 60" cut Toro Master 100-52 zero turn mower 675 hrs Cub Cadet R2T50 zero turn mower 412 hrs BCS W/B tractor with tiller, snowblower and broom IR 3018 tractor with mower and snowblower 337 hrs Many other trade in lawn mowers Utility Vehicles 2008 Kubota RTV1100, 4wd, C/A/H, hyd dump, power angle blade 433 hrs 2009 Kubota RTV1140 78 hrs 2008 Kubota RTV900 4wd, canopy, hyd dump bed, 606 hrs 2007 Kubota RTV900, 4wd, canopy 2010 Bobcat 3400G manual dump 69 hrs 2008 Kawasaki 3010 4wd, diesel, 4 seater, 1 owner 2001 Kawasaki 1500 motorcycle garage kept 4268 miles

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FARM EQUIPMENT

Hay Equipment 2008 Claas 350RC Round baler silage with net wrap 2009 Tanco 580S round bale wrapper Elho silage wrapper JD 925 discbine, tine cond. JD 955 discbine center pivot, tine cond. NH 1411 discbine NI 5209 discbine, gray model Hesston 1160 haybine 14', center pivot NH 472 haybine, Hesston 1070 haybine, 2003 NH 570 square baler with thrower clean NH 575 baler w/ thrower NH 273 baler NH 1018 bale wagon Pequea HR-15 hay rake NH 258 & 260 rakes NH 144 hay inverter Sitrex RT5200 tedder-New 4star hyd fold Tonutti RCS8 V-rake good condition Gehl BU970 forage wagon tandem axle with roof Manure NH 185 manure spreader. 2 axle with tailgate, good condition NH 145 manure spreader no gate New-Massey Ferguson 3715 manure spreader Millcreek 75 manure spreader low usage, fair condition New- Pequea MS125 manure spreader

Implements and Miscellaneous Equipment

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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

KILN DRIED BULK BEDDING Delivered all of NY & New England or you pick up at mill.

Seward Valley 518-234-4052 WOOD SHAVINGS: Compressed bags, kiln dried, sold by tractor trailer loads. SAVE! www.pinebec.ca 1-800-6881187

Beef Cattle FOR SALE: 20+ purebred British Park White heifers, certified organic, born spring 2010-2011. 315-376-4905 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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400 Gallon bulk tank, all stainless, half round, self contained, all working. Asking $1,000/OBO. 207-654-2393

HEIFERS

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

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Cattle REG. TEXAS LONGHORNS: Bred cows, heifers, bulls, exhibition steers. See www.triplemlonghorns.com Tom/Julie (w)607-363-7814, 607-287-2430

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

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.

CJM Farm Equipment 802-895-4159

Heifers & Herds Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101

Complete Double eight milking parlor, everything except the stalls. Boumatic Airstar variable-speed 10hp vacuum pump with converter, 16 Boumatic signature series corded take-offs, pulsators, pre-cooler 3” low-line, receiver with milk pump, washer. $25,000. 315-250-0652

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NU PALTZ 2” pipeline, 4 units, milk up to 50 head, automatic washer, Surge 3 hp vacuum pump, using every day. $3,000 OBO. 207-654-2393

Dairy Cattle

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Dairy Cattle 50 WELL GROWN Freestall Heifers due within 60 days. Joe Distelburger 845-3447170. BRED HEIFERS, (2) Jersey, (2) Jersey cross breeds, due March thru May. $900/ea., or one money will take all. 207654-2393

Herd Expansions

WANTED All Size Heifers

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal SERVICE AGE Registered Holstein Bulls, 6 over 1-year. Dams w/2 generations of 1,000 fat, excellent pedigree, $1,200/each. Delivery available. Robeth Holsteins, Rochester, VT 802-767-3926

Dairy Cattle

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.

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Dairy Cattle

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Dairy Equipment

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

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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 SOLD VA • 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 • 500 Gal. Mueller M • 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 • 200 Gal. Sunset • 180 Gal. Milkeeper • 150 Gal. Majonnier • 150 Gal. Mueller RH • 100 Gal. Milkeeper Self-Contained

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Farm Equipment

1987 LN8000 10 wheel dump truck, 17’ body, $9,500; 1985 LN8000, 6 wheel 18’ platform dump, $2,900. 978-544-6105 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

Farm Equipment

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

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

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. . . .

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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

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

Degleman 46-57 12 ft. blade with mounts for CaseIH MX tractor. Nice shape. $10,000 315-250-0652 EXCELLENT CONDITION John Deere 3955 forage harvester, 2 row corn head & grass head, $18,000. 978544-6105

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JD 7000 corn planter, 4 row narrow, w/ bug boxes, dry fert, monitor, very nice condition, $3,250. 315-515-8788, 315889-7635 JOHN DEERE 2350 diesel, 56HP, 8Spd, 520 quick hitch loader, 7Hrs. on complete rebuilt motor, have receipts on parts, new paint & decals, excellent condition, $13,500/OBO. 508-839-3288

Farm Machinery For Sale

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

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Lititz, PA 17543

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

Farm Machinery For Sale

HONDA 3cyl. water cooled diesel engine, 22HP, runs excellent, hear it run! $700/OBO. 508-839-3288

JOHN DEERE no-till 1750 6Row planter w/Unverferth zone till, dry fertilizer, insecticide hoppers, herbicide spray attachment, precision planter units completely updated. 518-882-6684

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

Kennedy Tractor Williamstown, NY

(315) 964-1161 “We Deliver”

2004 JD 5520 2x4 Deluxe Cab, Heat, AC, Stereo & JD LDR 2,500 hrs, 1580 HP Dual Outlets, Power Reverser, 12 Spd Super Clean $26,500; 4x4 Ford 555D TBL w/Factory Heated Cab (2) Bkts, Ready to Dig! $16,900; Trojan LDR 1700M Good Tires, Well Maintained $12,900; 4x4 Kubota M8950 Heated Factory Cab 85-90 HP Dsl Lots of Wts, Dual Outlets $12,500; Int 404/LDR 40 HP Gas $2,950; AC C w/ (1) Btm Plow $1,275; JD 1010 Gas All Orig $2,750; JD 2240 50 HP Dsl Only 1000 hrs!!! $8,750; Int 450 (3) Btm Plow $1,275; 3pt Howard Used 5’ Rototiller Heavy Duty $1,275; 3pt NH 451 SB Mower 7’ $1,875; Int 100 SB Mower $1,250; 3pt Landscape Rakes 6’ & 7’; Landpride 10’ Semi mt. Rotary Mower Demo (3) Gearboxes 540 PTO $5,600 (new list over $7,000); Lots more Tractors & Machinery

LOADER, International 2350 w/84” bucket; Agri-Metal belt conveyor, 60’ long, 18” belt; Flyght manure pump, electric, 20hp. 802-864-5382, 802578-7352

Farm Machinery Wanted

WANTED

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

814-793-4293 Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

MORRISON'S

CUSTOM F E E D S Quality Organic and Conventional Feeds

We ship pallets of bagged organic & conventional feed to any farm in the North East by Land Air Express

Maine To North Carolina

FARMALL A tractor, new rear tires, potato hoe & one row cultivator, $3,500; Ford 861, good shape, $3,500; 56 corn planter, w/new runners, good shape, ready to plant, $1,200; commercial meat saw & cube steak maker, $100/both. 413229-8554 FORD 5000 tractor, 772 loader, 4000 hours, 2WD, excellent condition, $6,500 OBO. 315-737-0820

Farm Machinery For Sale

570-833-5214 MESHOPPEN, PA 18630

John Deere 8200 grain drill, 18 X 7", grass seed boxes, packer wheels. . . . . . . . $4,000 DMI chisel plow, 11 shank, 3 point hitch, spring reset, spike points . . . . . . . . . . $1,950 Brady chisel plow, 11 shank, 3 point hitch, spring reset, new points. . . . . . . . . . $1,950 Kewanee chisel plow, 13 shank, pull type, spring reset and new points. . . . . . . .$2,250 Kuhn FC4000RG disc mower, 13', roll conditioner, gyro hitch, center pivot. . . . .$10,500 (3) Forage King bale baskets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 choice or $6,500 for 3 New Holland 308 side slinger spreader, 2,000 gallon, tandem, flotation tires. . . . $4,500 Tyler fertilizer spreader, 5 ton, stainless tub, tandem axle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,750 18.4 X 38 snap on duals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$750 3,000 gallon poly vertical tank, used for liquid fertilizer and irrigation water storage, 2" valve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,200 1,500 gallon poly vertical tank, used for liquid fertilizer and irrigation water storage, 2" valve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800 John Deere 400 Rotary hoes 8' and 15'. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$65 and $1,100 (2) 4 row Danish tine cultivators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$950 each

Call - Sam Lincoln 802-793-1206 • sam@swlincoln.com

PleasantCreekHay.com

www.morrisonsfeeds.com

NEW, NEVER USED. Purchased spring 2011. Aitchison No Till Drill 3 point hitch, Model 1414C, $12,000.00 845-629-1462

Fencing

PROGRESSIVE 12 row side dresser. 315-822-6883

USED COMBINE PA R T S K & J SURPLUS LANSING, NY 607-279-6232 Days 607-533-4850 Nights

802-633-4387

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

WANTED

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition

HAVE WET FIELDS? Have compaction issues? Low yields? Call D&D Farm Service/Agri-SC 1-888-401-4680

Massey Ferguson 814-793-4293

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Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

CERTIFIED ORGANIC MOSTLY LEGUME

HAY: Wrapped round bales, 1st, 2nd & 3rd; 1st cutting small squares. Louis 860-8030675

HAYLAGE $ 75.00/ton With present grain price, Dairy One analysis makes it worth over $130 per ton.

GRASS HAYLAGE $ Certified Organic 55.00 Delivery Available Live Floor or Dump

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HEN MANURE

FIELDS? Hauling to Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont Call Warren Hood At

SPLASH TRUCKING Turner, Maine 2 0 7 - 7 5 4 - 1 8 5 3 Generators

Hay - Straw For Sale

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

200 - 3x3x8 Squares Bales 175 - 4x5 Round Bales Really Early Cut & Timothy Hay. All Hay Stored Inside on Pallets. Approx. 50 Outside Round Bales, Good for Beef Cattle Picked Up or Delivered, Any Amount, Large Quantity

MOELLER SALES 1-800-346-2348 Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

518-929-3480 518-329-1321

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS 315-923-9118

Clyde, NY

WE SPECIALIZE IN • Sukup Grain Bins • Dryers • Grain Legs • Custom Mill Righting

• Hopper Feed Bins • Transport Augers • Crane Service • Dryer Service

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

STANTON BROTHERS

4’ 2nd cut round bales, $40.00/bale, stored under cover, can load tractor trailers. Mike Quinn, Middlebury,VT 802-388-7828

518-768-2344

4X4 ROUND SILAGE BALES, 1st & 2nd cutting, FOB SE Mass. 508-648-3276

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

10 Ton Minimum Limited Availability

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 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

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

WILL DELIVER

ROBERT ROLLE (518) 234-4052

GOOD QUALITY HAY & STRAW. Large Square Bales. Will load or ship direct. 802849-6266 Grass haylage $50.00 ton. Good quality. Delivery available 207-225-3871

HAY & STRAW

For Sale All Types Delivered Cell 717-222-2304 Growers, Buyers & Sellers

LARGE SQUARE BALES, processed first & second cut. Call 802-864-5382 or 802578-7352 MADE IN AMERICA!!! Dry Round, Square & Wrapped, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Delivery available. 845-9857866

Heating

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

Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

519-529-1141

ROUND BALES 4x5 netwrapped dry hay stored inside, good quality $50.00/ bale. Baleage grass 4x4 put up in May 2011, $45.00. 860435-2089

TOO MUCH HAY? Try Selling It In The

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HAY FOR SALE: First cutting round bales stored outside. Bennington,VT. Delivery available 802-688-3700

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Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

or email

STONEHOLM FARM A progressive 700 cow dairy with sites in Putney, VT and Walpole, NH is looking for a HERD MANAGER for our 400 cow dairy in Putney. Qualified applicants must have a strong reproduction background and excellent A.I. skills. They must be up to date in the most modern dairy practices. Duties will include repro, herd health, fresh cow and supply mgt. They must be able to interact and manage employees. Spanish a plus. Housing, health ins., retirement plan. Call Mike at 802-579-4739 or email at gotmilk_vt@yahoo.com

Horses

ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Help Wanted

FOR SALE: Corn Stove. 50,000BTU, can be used inside fireplace or by itself. 802-948-2765

WHITE PERCHERON Gelding for use in Wedding Carriage. Also small black farmbroke Percheron Team. Erin C. Lundy 315-493-1051

Lawn & Garden

Help Wanted

HERDSMAN

Large strong production dairy operation in central New York looking for experienced, hands on dairy cattle professionals. Demonstrated dairy nutrition, herd health skills, education, people skills and analytical ability. Responsible for improving herd performance by adjusting protocols’ along with setting, communicating and reaching goals with fellow herdsmen, milkers, feeders, nutritionist, and facility personnel. We are competitive on salary and benefits, along with offering a rewarding work environment, a stable schedule, while living in an area offering exceptional quality of life opportunity.

MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 877439-6803

Parts

NEW, USED & RECONDITIONED PARTS FOR CONSTRUCTION & AGRICULTURE Case-JD-IHC Crawlers Case-JD-Ford-IHC TLB’s Case-JD-Wheel Loaders Skid Loader Parts SPECIAL: MultiKey Construction Sets $45

GOODRICH TRACTOR PARTS

Email resume to: lodell364@aol.com

Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

607-642-3293

DAIRY HERDSMAN OR HERDSWOMAN

Looking for Long Term Customers Wheat Straw, Grass Hay, Mixes and Alfalfa available in large square bales. FULL TRAILER LOADS ONLY

Call Nick 845-901-1892 Miriam 800-747-3811 or visit adenbrook.com

The Lands at Hillside Farms, a non-profit educational dairy farm located in northeastern Pennsylvania, seeks experienced dairy herdsman or herdswoman. Must have ability to work well with coworkers from various departments as well as interact with the general public, a desire to fully implement a grass-based rotational grazing model, willingness to participate in educational programs including 4-H. Responsibilities include heard health, working with veterinarian, administering basic medicine, working with nutritionists to develop feed grogram assisting with all aspects of feeding and feed production/field work, maintaining herd records, heat detection, and milking. Additional responsibilities include organizing and cleaning facilities, operating skid steer and tractors, caring for calves and heifers. The farm’s current desire is to milk 40 head of multiple breeds with the possibility for increased herd size. Competitive salary. Benefits include housing with electric and heating budget, cell phone, health care, long-term disability and 401K. Opportunity for advancement. Contact us:The Lands at Hillside Farms, Shavertown, PA 18708 or 570-696-4500 or e-mail chet@thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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FOR YOUR

207-754-3871

HORSE HAY - 1000 bales of 1st cutting mixed grass hay, 60# square bales. Good quality. $180/ton. Wes Carr, Aurora, NY 315-364-7316 or 315-237-2139.

Hay - Straw Wanted


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Parts THOUSANDS OF AG PARTS available online at www.PaulBparts.com.Sprayer parts include Teejet Nozzles/Tips, Nozzle Bodies, Pumps, GPS Guidance, Foam Markers, and much more. Weasler PTO Driveline Parts available for North American, Italian, and German series. Or call 717-738-7355 ex.275.

Poultry & Rabbits

Poultry & Rabbits

Real Estate For Sale

RABBITS: MEAT. Fryers $15.00; Roasters $20-$30. Dutch $30.00; Lopps $30.00. 860-778-8766, Scottland,CT. Will grow to order.

Real Estate For Sale

CENTRAL VERMONT DAIRY for sale, 394 acres, double 8 parlor, 200+ cow capacity, slurry store, Harvestore, bunk silos. $750,000 firm. Cows, machinery, and feed available. Call 860-836-1524

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale ORGANIC DAIRY FARM/ CREAMERY, 318 acres. 8 miles from Cooperstown,NY. Two 3 bedroom homes, 100 cow freestall, Double 6 milking parlor. Many outbuilding for young stock, hay & equipment. New cheese room, aging facility & solar electric system. 200 acres fenced for grazing. $998,500. 607-2869362

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2295 5 - Oneidaa Countyy Gentleman'ss Farm. 46 acres of beautiful property. 30 acres tillable all in hay balance woods and pasture. Year round stream Remodeled 2 story 3 bdrm home. 2 car garage. 2 story Dairy barn remodeled for storage and a large machinery building. Farm would be great for raising beef or horses. Very nice location close to schools and shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . d from m $259,000 0 to o $239,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reduced 1 - Madison n Countyy Faarm 2311 m - 240 0 acree Farm bordering large State Land and the Brookfield Equine Trail System. 60+ acre tillable mostly hay 70 acres in pasture, balance woods. Older 2 story barn for 70 head of cattle. 2 out buildings for machinery storage. Older 2 story 5 bedroom home. Excellent hunting. Sits on a very quiet road with lots of possibilities. Raise beef or horses. Excellent hay making farm. Road frontage on two roads. Farm could be easily sub-divided for investment. Gas and Mineral rights convey. Owners are relocating their dairy operation to another area this spring and have priced this farm very reasonable to move it . Priced to sell, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $310,000

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www.demereerealty.com • demeree@ntcnet.com 93-A - HUNTING CLUB SPECIAL!!! 716 ACRES IN ADIRONDACK PARK - Great for recreation - all wooded with creeks & ponds thru out property - great hunting and fishing - hunting cabin - logging road up thru middle of property - 4-wheeler trails thru property - Town of Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .price $798,000 REDUCED TO $494,000 93-B - Great property for hunting & fishing is joined on its northern border by 93-A, it’s mostly wooded, 475 acres with creek going thru - road goes by east end of property & log road thru west end - mostly level with hills on east end. Located in Town of Ohio, Herkimer Co., southern part of Adirondack Park, Poland School District - priced to sell fast at . . . . . . . . . . . .$327,750 93-C - Another great property for hunting & fishing is joined by 93-B on the east - mostly wooded, 157 acres, log road thru property, trout stream going thru center of property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sale Price $108,330 93-D - 574 ACRES OF LAND BORDERS 93-A - great for recreation and hunting - mostly wooded, creeks & ponds - trees marked for cutting with over ONE MILLION BOARD FEET OF LUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PRICED AT $575,000 93-A + 93-B + 93-C + 93-D form a square of 1,922 acres. This great piece of property in the Adirondack Park joined together sells for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,504,080 C-75 - Completely remodeled, certified organic dairy farm in Washington County. Turn Key Operation. 105A total, 50A tillable, 45A pasture (used for organic status but could be tilled), 10A woods, land to rent available; two-story barn w/68 tie stalls w/mats, 5 lg. pens w/mats, lg. milkhouse w/1000 gal bulk tank, 8 milking units, knotty pine office overlooking stable, tunnel ventilation, mixer rm. and steel grain bin, Patz barn cleaner w/enclosed spreader room; second barn w/tie stalls, barn cleaner, run-in area w/head locks for heifers; 20x60 concrete stave silo w/unloader, 40x100 bunk silo, concrete barn yard w/100’ concrete feed bunk; two lg. steel bldg. w/concrete floors and enclosed shop. Completely remodeled center hall colonial home, 8 rm. 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, hot water heat/new boiler, attached garage. Second residence-ranch style home, newly remodeled, 2BR, patio and garage. Third site for residence w/slab, septic, water, and garage. Back-up generator w/bldg., good drilled water supply. . . . . . . . .Asking $695,000 Organic cattle and machinery available. B-102 - This is ideal hunting land. It borders a NYS protected wetland. It is surrounded by farm fields and other wildlife land. Although it is only 64 acres it has the benefit of a much larger property for wildlife habitat. Many conifers have been planted along the boundary. It also has a small stream that flows through the property.There are 30 acres that are tillable, 20 acres fallow and 14 acres in woods. The cabin although small has all the comforts of home. It has a bathroom complete with a shower, a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator.There is a full basement for the pump, water heater, and a work area. It was built so that a second story could be added in the future. There are porches on both the front and back of this cabin. It is fully insulated and is heated by a propane gas stove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $159,000

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2304 4 - Oneidaa Countyy Dairyy Farm m 140 0 acres, 80+ acres tillable 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

22 280 0 - Otsego o Countyy Dairyy Farm. 25 acres total, 10 tillable, balance pasture. Plenty of additional land close by to rent or purchase feed dealers in the area. Single story conventional barn with 55 ties set up to milk. 20x80 young stock barn. 2 upright silos 20x60 & 18x60. Older 2 story 4 bdrm 2 bth home in good condition. New windows, new septic. All located on a quiet road, mins to Cooperstown. Buy for Dairy or would make a nice farm for horses or beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $175,000.

2319 9 - 135 m/l acres. 20 acres open balance woods. Over a half of mile of road frontage on a quiet road with beautiful views overlooking a gorgeous valley. Would make a nice piece of land to build a home or cabin on for year round or weekend living. Some timber, awesome deer and turkey hunting. Trails to ride 4wheelers and snow mobiles. Nice location. Just west of Cooperstown NY. Close to the City of Utica. Shopping, hospitals within minutes. If you are looking for a piece of property for investment, recreation, or a nice place to build this has a great location and setting .Priced to sell, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Askingg $195,000

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