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11 June 2012 Section One of One Volume 30 Number 12

Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture

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Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds

Adding value at Maple Lane Farms ~ Page 2 Market your farm products effectively ~ Page 3

Featured Columnist: Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly Black Ink Crop Comments Focus on Ag

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Auctions Beef Classifieds Farmer to Farmer June Is Dairy Month VT DHIA

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“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11


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Adding value at Maple Lane Farms by Sally Colby Maple Lane Farms is home to both a dairy and beef herd, which isn’t too unusual until a closer look reveals just how much this Charleston, Maine farm has diversified. When Barry Higgins joined his family’s farm operation in the 1960s, it was primarily a dairy farm. In the early 1970s, the family built a farm store and sold meat and milk directly from the farm. Their enterprise expanded in the early 1990s when the Higgins started growing more hay and silage. Son BJ, the fourth generation on the farm, joined the operation in 1995. Today, the family runs an 80-cow dairy, raises over 100 beef animals and operates a large butcher shop on the premises. But Maple Lane has come up with a unique valueadded enterprise to their beef operation - equestrian sports. Maple Lane has recently become host to the Central Maine Team Penning Association (CMTPA), and that organization has joined the Ranch Sorting National Championships (RSNC). These two equine activities have become the fastest growing equine sports in the United States. Team penning involves three mounted riders who must cut (separate) three animals from a larger herd and move those three to the opposite end of the area and into a pen within an allotted time usually 90 seconds. Ranch sorting is based on traditional ranch work such as branding,

Mary and Barry Higgins market their milk to Oakhurst Dairy. Photos courtesy of Maple Lane Farm

vaccinating and sorting for transport. It involves pairs of riders who must work together seamlessly to cut certain numbered cattle, in order, and move them from one pen to an adjoining pen. “For an event, will have

around 80 horse and rider pairs, said Barry. “This year, we have six weekend events where horses and riders arrive on Friday evening and stay through Sunday.” Throughout the event, cattle are under roof with feed and water in front of

The feeder cattle at Maple Lane Farms that are used for team penning and ranch sorting are handled, fed and cared for carefully so that they don’t lose weight.

them, and don’t seem to be the least bit stressed by the several minutes they’re used in competition.” Maple Lane is also contracted to take 90 cattle to each of three Maine fairs throughout the summer. “If team penning grows at the fairs the way it has here at the farm, we may have to have more cattle,” said Barry. “For each penning, it takes 30 cattle for each pen.” To feed all of these growing beef animals as well as supply feed to neighboring farms, Barry and BJ spend a good portion of the growing season harvesting hay and silage. “We use a disc mower and run two tedders,” said Barry as he explained hay making at Maple Lane. “The biggest thing is running tedders after the mower because we have a lot of moisture here.” With the help of some retired area farmers who are experienced hay makers, Barry and BJ typically put up about 75,000 small square bales and 1,200 to 1,500 round bales each season. “We get two cuttings on most of the land, and on some we get three,” said Barry. “Every acre of hay is fertilized annually, and about 30 to 60 acres are reseeded each season.” The primary market for small square bales is horse owners. Hay is sold primarily in the state, within a 50-mile radius of the farm. “We don’t make enough to take care of all the customers we have,” said Barry, “so we have a few people that make hay for us every year. Most of the hay goes directly from the field to a truck and to the customer. Many of the hay fields are in bromegrass, which horse customers like, although several recent new seedings have been tall fescue. “This will be the second year with tall fescue,” said Barry, “and I think we’re going to stay going with it. We’ve found that the earlycut brome dries hard; the later cut seems to be better.”

Although the family has been in the meat processing business for a long time, they added a new state-inspected custom slaughter facility in 2006. “We do a lot of custom slaughter here,” said Barry, adding that the business is growing annually at about 30 percent. “Last year, we did over 1,100 pigs and 850 pigs. We also did 200 moose in three weeks last fall, and about 350 deer in four weeks.” Two years ago, Maple Lane added a smokehouse. “We bought a reconditioned, computerized unit and it has proven to be a good investment,” said Barry. “I’ve always sent meat out to be smoked, but we had problems with consistency. I use a brown sugar cure, lightened up on the salt, and made it slightly smoky. I use hickory and it seems to be a big hit with customers.” Maple Lane meat products have a reputation for quality. “If we sell you a side or quarter of beef, we guarantee it’s been hung at least 14 days before we put a knife to it,” said Barry. “That’s been a big part of our increase in sales over the years. When we get a new customer, they almost always come back.” Each year, the Higgins add something new to make the operation more efficient. This season, it’s a walkin freezer that will provide more space and make it easier to locate customers’ orders. In addition to processing cuts of meat, Maple Lane Farms has recently added homemade all-beef hot dogs, kielbasa and several kinds of sausage. These items are available at concession stands on team penning and ranch sorting weekends, which helps introduce more people to Maple Lane Farms’ products. We’re trying to add value whenever we can,” said Barry. “We want to stay ahead.” Visit Maple Lane Farms on line at www.maplelanefarmsmaine.com.

Barry Higgins with the first batch of hot dogs made on site at the farm's meat processing facility.


Market your farm products effectively

Knox/Lincoln County FSA office closed

Sherry Simpson & Art Talmadge of Cranberry Hill Farm in Ashford, CT, with their booth at the Old Saybrook CT Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of Sherry Simpson everything. Make it simple and clear. It could just be as basic as your farm name with an oval around it. Have this logo printed or sewn on shirts, coats, hats or aprons to wear at Farmers’ Markets, Farm Stands, CSA pickups or during deliveries. To improve your credibility, use appropriate partner logos on your brochures, fliers, website and Facebook page (e.g. your state department of agriculture logo or Harvest New England logo). If you are a member of NOFA, a Chamber of Commerce or other associations, include their logo as well. Be sure to request permission from the organization and have them send you a high resolution image rather than just pulling it from their websites. Accessorize Print: Create business cards, product signs, tri-fold brochures, rack cards and signs. Each spring, or for special events, print and mail post cards. Simpson creates her promotional materials on her home computer. Be sure your rack cards have your farm logo, contact information, website, direc-

tions and something unique about you. ALWAYS carry business cards and rack cards. Bring rack cards to your local library, your town hall, local stores, Chamber of Commerce, Visitors’ Bureau, garden centers and other relevant sites. Place your business hours in the free calendar listings in your local newspaper, and online calendars. Check with your local or state Visitors’ Bureau, tourism office or Chamber of Commerce to investigate their listing options. Web: Establish a presence on the internet. Take advantage of all the free listings you can: your State’s Department of Agriculture and any member associations you belong. Keep a list and be sure to update all these listings if you change your hours or want to promote a special event. You can get national and international exposure with a free web page at www.LocalHarvest.org or Facebook.com. For southern New England exposure, request a listing at www.FarmFreshRI.org. Your page should include a farm

Bangor, Maine — Donovan E. Todd III, state executive director for the Maine State Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that as of May 29, the Knox/Lincoln County FSA office is officially closed. All FSA program services are now provided by the Kennebec County office, unless a producer has elected to transfer his/her records to another county. The Kennebec County FSA office is located at 21 Enterprise Drive in Augusta and the

description, images, contact information, where you sell, business hours, directions or map, a farm story and special farming practices. Add your farm and business associations, partners, product list, dates products available and customer reviews. You may also choose to invest in your own website. Search or Google your farm name frequently and see what is out there. You may wish to link to a favorable story from your site. If there is an error posted, get it corrected right away. Displays: Use a simple, long, one-color tablecloth over your display table. Let your products be the colorful focus. Use multilevel displays between waist height and eye level. Always make bountiful displays. Refill the baskets or bins from backups in coolers under the tables, switch to smaller baskets or add something when you run low. Customers seldom buy the last of anything. Include something yellow for its eye-catching appeal. Label everything! Print up 4 by 6 cards with your farm logo and your various product

phone number is 207-622-7847. On May 29, Maine Farm Service Agency received approval from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to proceed with the implementation of a county office consolidation plan, including the Knox/Lincoln county office in Maine. “Over the past three years, FSA has faced a variety of budget-related challenges,” said Bruce Nelson, administrator of the Farm Service Agency. “Through a targeted office consolidation effort that

names and laminate them. You can use a wax pencil or marker to write in your prices. Make another set of cards with two or three brief, interesting facts about each item such as: especially sweet, long keeper, heirloom variety, organically grown, Italian seed, and include a cooking or recipe suggestion. Put these near the products. Consider offering recipe cards (with your logo, website and contact information) for customers to take with them. Be profitable Be sure you evaluate your real production costs. Your time is valuable. Set your prices to make a reasonable profit. Educate your customers that you deserve a living wage just as they do. Do not look around at other Farmers’ Market vendors and undercut their prices. This approach makes everyone lose money on their efforts and products. You will do better to offer a quality product, display it in an attractive manner and act courteously. Get the word out; get the visitors on the farm Simpson urged farmers to stay in touch with your State’s Department of Agriculture, Tourism Office and Visitors Bureau to learn about regional and local events. Participate in every relevant event you can for exposure to customers and to get your name out. Some states have a state-wide farm weekend; if your site and insurance can support it, participate in that tour. Encourage farm visitors (on specific days and times) through your mailings rack cards and website. Get media coverage whenever you can. Invite local and regional reporters to join your e-mail and postcard mailing list. Include television, print and online contacts. Contact them directly when you have a photo op or write and send press releases yourself. To learn more about Cranberry Hill Farm, see www.localharvest.org/cranberry-hill-farm-M20409 or visit the farm’s Facebook page. If you have questions on marketing, contact Sherry Simpson via e-mail at cranberryhillfarm@att.net, or call 860429-3923.

includes 125 offices nationwide, FSA is striving to balance significant budget cuts, staff reductions and increasing workloads while focusing the efforts of our staff on high-quality service.” “Although we recognize that change is never easy, we strongly believe that taking this action now is critical to ensuring FSA can continue to serve its customers,” said Nelson. For more information, contact the Maine Farm Service Agency office at 207990-9140.

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by Sanne Kure-Jensen Most farmers focus on production and don’t spend nearly enough effort on marketing. As with any business, this effort is critical to our success. Sherry Simpson of Cranberry Hill Farm shared her marketing experience at the Beginning Women Farmer Conference earlier this year. Her three-step approach was simple, inexpensive and successful: Tell your story, Create a logo and Accessorize. Simpson’s consumer-focused marketing strategies help her run a successful, profitable farm in Ashford, CT. Marketing Everything the consumer experiences, from the way your phone is answered, your business card, displays, website, to a newspaper story, is part of your business marketing. Make sure the message says what you want it to say. Customers today want an “experience” rather than a “product.” If you aren’t interested in working directly with customers, Simpson suggests you hire someone who is more outgoing or sell wholesale. Today’s trendy restaurants promote menus with “local” produce, greens and meats. Customers recognize the health benefits of eating fresh, local produce and pastured or freerange meats. Buyers support local farmers directly at Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands, or indirectly where local farms’ products are featured in restaurants and grocery stores. Tell your story “You are Local!” said Simpson. Be sure you remind customers and sell your farm and farm family. Tell what you grow and how; explain why you are a farmer and when you started farming. Is it a multigenerational effort? Brag to your customers if you use best management practices, organics or Integrated Pest Management practices. Explain why you chose or didn’t choose heirloom varieties or breeds. Was it for disease resistance, flavor, consistency of the crop, etc? Assume that your customers are not home gardeners and will need details. Branding/logo Design a logo and use it on


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Feeding the world tomorrow by Steven E. Smith Born in the waning minutes of Halloween 2011, little Miss Danica May Camacho of Manila, Philippines will forever have the notoriety of being the seven-billionth citizen of the world. The historical event is a reminder of the increasing expectation of U.S. as well as global agriculture production. According to the November 2011 report findings of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations entitled, State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture, “world population estimates predict that the global population will reach nine billion people by 2050. The report also projects increased demands for food production due to improved standard of living in the growth regions of Latin America, Russia, China and South East Asia. These populations will be improving their diets to more protein rich foods such as meat, fish, milk and eggs to total more than 465 million tons of meat and one billion tons of milk.” Can agriculture continue to meet these expectations? While the innovations in technologies and improved

management practices enabled agricultural producers to meet the demands of previous generations, today animal agriculture is experiencing economic pressure from increased cost of feed inputs versus the market price for beef and dairy products. While beef values are at record highs, the inventory of the U.S. beef herd has declined. According to January 2012 National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) cattle inventory reported just 90.8 million head of cattle and calves which is the lowest level since 1952. The market value of animals coupled with the high feed cost has generated this outcome. Within the Dairy sector, the high value of corn due to increased demand for its use in ethanol production and the export market has also had a resonating effect on the cost of feed ingredients. Further, the volatility of farm commodities has led many agricultural producers to scrutinize the input cost side of production. Livestock producers are assessing the importance of their own forage production practices as well as their expectations for offfarm purchased feed ingredients. While some managers are focused on

Cover photo courtesy of Maple Lane Farm Beef cattle at Maple Lane Farms are fed with a homegrown ration that includes silage and dry hay.

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purchasing feed ingredients as bulk commodities that blend on farm, others purchase manufactured feeds based on nutrient specifications placing little emphasis on specific feed ingredients to meet their animal performance needs. Changing the paradigm For some time now, bringing in a few or many commodities on farm has been appealing to farms of all sizes. Dairy managers with on-farm commodities favor following the market and making either spot purchases or forward contract agreements for various byproducts to use in their entire feed program. By budgeting what they plan to spend on their total feed costs, managers aim to source ingredients on a price basis therefore locking in some of the inputs costs for their operation. The strategy of using commodities is considered favorable by these producers because they are already mixing feeds on farm anyway so why pay an outside business for blending the same ingredients. Additionally, commoditized operations consider it advantageous to use these on-farm commodities in their dry cow and heifer feeding programs as well. When considering the challenges with being commoditized, dairy and beef producers note the need for efficient handling systems that limit the loss (shrink) of the feed inventory. Further if a producer decides to use on-farm commodities, they will need to make the commitment to be knowledgeable in purchasing as well as engaging in diligent management of the on-farm inventory. In choosing to use on-farm commodities, these producers need to be mindful the business opportunity costs that come as a result of their chosen management system. These “other side of the coin” issues include such things as increased financial outlay needed to purchase the inventory as well as limited flexibility of ingredients to use once the inventory of a given commodity is on farm. Feeding for nutrients On the other hand, some producers face the impending challenge of increased feed costs with a different perspective. Instead of focusing on the ingredient, it is possible to take a contract on the nutrient analysis instead of the specific ingredients, According to Ellen Durkin, dairy technical sup-

port specialist for Nutreco, this strategy offers producers another tool for cost control. “A producer can evaluate their on-farm forages and herd profile and predict the standard needs of their groups. Some make the commitment to locking the price of specific ingredients such as corn meal, distillers or even soybean meal within a formula. In doing so, they realize an improved and known price going forward without having to own a large on-farm inventory.” Others have come to the conclusion that animals do not have a set requirement for specific amounts of a feed ingredient but ultimately nutrient requirements for performance stated Durkin. But going back to their knowledge of their own feeds and herd performance expectation; producers can contract the cost of their feeds going forward. Feed efficiencies of today and for tomorrow “As we continue to research the complexities of rumen microbiology and fermentation, there will continue to be new innovations available to use in livestock production,” stated Durkin. Since the inception of monensin sold as Rumensin in replacement and then later lactating diets, advancements in ration formulation with this rumen modifier have been refined. In addition, other rumen modifiers have been introduced to complement and result in an additive effect when used in conjunction to monensin. In order to meet the growing demand for production, the technologies will play an essential role in meeting the energy demand of livestock through rumen efficiency from increased beneficial volatile fatty acid production as well as improved starch and fiber digestibility. There has been no time in history where the farmer has had more mouths to feed than today. As in the past, tomorrow should be a continuation of the tradition of our strength as a nation and moreover a race found in the capacity of our agricultural sectors. That willingness to invest in future production of food and fiber despite the high level of inherent risks is a fundamental element within the makeup of agriculturalists. These advancements in science to better understand the nutrient requirements and methods of feeding our livestock will be a certain solution to feeding our consumers.

UNH plans tour of orchard and winery The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is offering a tour of Windy Ridge Orchard in North Haverhill on Wednesday, June 13, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This diversified operation, owned and operated by the Fabrizio Family, includes pick-yourown apples and blueberries, a café, cut-your-own Christmas trees, and a winery. During the tour of the operation, the Fabrizios will discuss their production and marketing practices. The tour will

also include a discussion of pest management techniques with Extension specialists Cheryl Smith and Bill Lord, as well as an Integrated Pest Management update from Extension Specialist Alan Eaton. This workshop is free and open to the public. Two pesticide recertification credits are available to participants. To register, contact Heather Bryant at the UNH Cooperative Extension office in Grafton County at 603-787-6944 or heather.bryant@unh.edu.


Woodbury FFA Chapter dominates state competitions Members of the Woodbury FFA chapter from the Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT, recently placed first in eight different Career Development Event Contests at the state level held during the past month. Teams from up to 19 different agriscience programs and FFA chapters from across the state are invited to compete in each of these contests held at UConn in Storrs each spring. Each of the eight teams from Nonnewaug that placed first automatically qualify to compete next fall at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, against the best teams from across the country.

Not only did the teams win first place, but most of the Woodbury team score totals were far ahead of second place team scores. Also, Woodbury FFA members on these winning teams dominated the individual results, having 24 of the 27 team members involved place in the top five individually in their respective contests. The Dairy Judging Team placed first by 270 points, the largest margin of victory of any state-winning Woodbury FFA team in recent history. The Meats Evaluation Team made an impressive clean sweep of their contest, placing first, second, third and fourth individually, with another impressive margin of victory beating the second place team by 224 points.

Veterinary Science Second Place: Lindsay Bavone, Southbury; Third Place: Madison Crane, Woodbury; Sixth Place: Shelby Jaffe, New Milford; 10th Place: Kristina Wells, Southbury. Ag Communications First Place: Savannah Sprague, Woodbury; Second Place: Johanna Ploch, Oxford; Third: Ashley Peters, Oxford. Farm Business Management First Place: David Cooper, Woodbury; Third Place: Patrick Dunham, Woodbury; Fourth Place: Ashley Eng, New Milford; Fifth Place: Austin Stewart, Naugatuck.

Novice Parliamentary Procedure Hannah LaFontaine, Bethlehem; Desiree LaFontaine, Bethlehem; Robert Losee, Watertown; Hannah O’Brien, Southbury; Jenny Miller, Southbury; Rebecca Cyr, Seymour; Kent Suslavich, Woodbury; Leanne Golembeski, New Milford. Also, the Environmental Science Team placed Second, the Parliamentary Procedure team placed Second, Ag Mechanics team placed Fourth and the Poultry Judging team also placed Fourth in the state.

Food Science Team members are, from left, Abby Ray, Courtney Nastri, Summer Churchill and Molly Korowotny.

Dairy Judging Team members are, from left, Zach Ready, Sarah Alegi, Denielle Gamelin and T.J. Meyer.1

Veterinary Technology Team members are, from left, Lindsay Bavone, Madison Crane, Shelby Jaffe, Amber Beliveau and Kristina Wells.

Meats Judging Team members include, from left, Rose Guerrette, Taylor Panagrosso, Melissa Gyba and Jessica DiFabbio. Photos courtesy of Ellis Clark FFA

Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team members are, from left, Hannah O’Brien, Leanne Golembeski, Hannah LaFontaine, Desiree LaFontaine, Jenny Miller, Rebecca Cyr and Rob Losee.

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Milk Quality and Products Team members are, from left, Natalie Savoy, Talia Martino, Isabel Williams, Megan Williams and Sam Blick.

The team members expressed their thanks to Jason Woike, the Woodbury LaBonnes Meat Department manager, who helped train the winning Meats Judging team to victory, and to Barbara Losee, NHS Business Teacher, who coached the winning Farm Business Management Team. Besides these eight statewinning teams, the Woodbury FFA chapter had two other teams place first in the state last fall, the Floriculture and Forestry teams. All 10 of these state-winning teams will now move on to compete nationally this fall at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Details for the teams that finished first and individual placings are as follows: Dairy Judging First Place: Zach Ready, Southbury; Second Place: T.J. Meyer, Southbury; Fourth Place: Denielle Gamelin, Roxbury; Fifth Place: Sarah Alegi, Naugatuck. Meats Judging First Place: Taylor Panagrosso, Woodbury; Second Place: Jess DiFabbio, New Milford; Third Place: Rose Guerrette, Woodbury; Fourth Place: Melissa Gyba, Oxford. Food Science First Place: Abby Ray, Woodbury; Third Place: Summer Churchill, Woodbury; Fourth Place: Molly Korowotny, Watertown; Fifth Place: Courtney Nastri, Seymour. Milk Quality and Products Second Place: Talia Martino, Woodbury; Third Place: Natalie Savoy, Derby; Fourth Place: Sam Blick, Bethlehem; 10th Place: Meghan Williams, Woodbury.


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

Mangroves and mangoes Although I lived in Florida, Orlando specifically, from 1953 to 1956, I don’t recall seeing mangroves during that time. When we visited beaches, they were on the Atlantic side, and what I recall about those experiences was a lot of sand and a little sunburn. The first time I saw mangroves, close enough to touch and walk into, was in January 1968, when, as a senior in Cornell’s

Ag College, I was privileged to spend 10 days in Puerto Rico, studying that territory’s tropical livestock production. As a break from the academic part of our trip, we visited some beaches. On the western shore of that island, which basically divides the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea, I waded in far enough to have to swim. A hundred yards or so to the south of the designated swimming area, there was a

mass of woody vegetation, maybe 10 feet tall. When asked about these thickets (for want of a better term), the agronomy professor in our tour group told me they were mangroves. My prominent thought at the time was, “why hadn’t more of the mangroves been cleared away so we could have more beach?” Last week (as I write), I saw mangroves close up for the first time since the Puerto Rico trip. I’ll discuss mangroves some, and then explain why this tropical vegetation provides useful examples to people in temperate climates (like ours). Using some of the frequent flyer miles which my son (the one in Switzerland) earned, Sue

and I visited another son who manages a hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. He got us really good room rates. Our trip lasted from May 27 to May 31. We did touristy stuff, including eating at an upscale… but reasonably priced… seafood restaurant, with docks for diners who arrived by boat. As I ate my meal of local, freshly harvested scallops, I looked across the narrow inlet and studied the mangroves which linked the shore to the briny water. Mangroves are true Florida natives. They thrive in salty environments because they are able to obtain freshwater from saltwater. Some secrete excess salt through their leaves, others block

absorption of salt at their roots. Florida’s estimated 469,000 acres of mangrove forests contribute to the overall health of the state’s southern coastal zone. This ecosystem traps and cycles various organic materials, chemical elements, and important nutrients. Mangrove roots act not only as physical traps, but provide attachment surfaces for various marine organisms. Many of these organisms filter water through their bodies and, in turn, trap and cycle nutrients. The relationship between mangroves and their associated marine life cannot be overemphasized. Mangroves provide protected nurs-

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Crop from 6 than the other two species. All three species can grow intermixed. People living along the south Florida coasts benefit from mangroves, whose forests protect uplands from storm winds, waves, and floods. The amount of protection afforded by mangroves depends upon the width of the forest. A wide mangrove fringe can considerably reduce wave and flood damage to landward areas by enabling overflowing water to be absorbed into the expanse of forest. Mangroves can help prevent erosion by stabilizing shorelines with their specialized root systems, and they also filter water, maintaining its quality and clarity. Mangroves can be naturally damaged and destroyed, but human impact has been much more severe. Florida Marine Research Institute scientists are studying changes in Florida’s coastal habitats, and have evaluated habitat changes by analyzing aerial photographs from the 1940’s and 1950’s,

and satellite imagery and aerial photography from the 1980’s. Often the changes illustrate loss of mangrove acreage… losses are often attributed to human activities. Tampa Bay (which we visited), one of the nation’s 10 largest seaports, located on the southwest Florida coast, and the Gulf of Mexico, has, over the past 100 years, lost over 44 percent of its coastal wetlands acreage; this includes both mangroves and salt marshes. But Mother Nature can re-establish mangrove forest: as tidal flats are colonized by mangroves, tidal flat acreage decreases and mangrove acreage increases. Spoil islands, created as byproducts of dredging, also provide suitable habitat for mangroves. State and local regulations have been enacted to protect Florida’s mangrove forests. So how does this brief study of mangroves relate to growing crops in the Northeast? When we try to grow any plants,

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by Miranda Reiman It’s graduation season. Students emerge from the school system ready to take on the world. Giving each one of them that chance was the impetus for the No Child Left Behind Act. The bill passed in 2001, meaning this year’s high school class spent most of its education course under the influence of what became a controversial law. The idea was to get 100 percent of the students to pass the standardized tests in math and reading by 2014, with mandatory annual

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1998 New Holland TS100 MFWD, 80 hp, 4083 hrs, 16 speed power shift 540+1000 PTO 4 remotes 90% 18.4x34 and 14.9x24 Goodyear super traction radials very clean original runs ex . . . . . . . .$25,000 1998 New Holland TN90F MFWD, cab, air, 5947 hrs narrow orchard tractor 420/70R/28 rears 280/70R/20 fronts creeper super steer dual remotes runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 1997 New Holland 7635 MFWD, 2700 hrs cab, air, 86 hp, 540 + 1000 PTO 24 speed Quicke 310 loader clean runs ex . . . . . . . . .$24,500 1993 Ford New Holland 7840 cab, air, SLE power shift 7487 hrs, like new 20.8x38 Goodyear super traction radials 800 hrs on new engine with turbo very very sharp and clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . .$16,000 1989 Ford TW 15 MFWD, cab, air, series 2 20.8x38s and 16.9x28s 10 front weights and rear weights, 6180 hrs 3 remotes very clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,000 1987 Ford TW15 series 2 MFWD, cab, air, only 3821 hrs, like new 18.4x38 rears 3 remotes dual pto original runs ex . . . . . . .$24,500 1977 Ford 9700 2WD cab, air, 5417 hrs, new 460/85R/38 rears dual power dual remotes and pto clean original runs ex . . . . . . .$12,500 1998 MF 6180 110 hp, MFWD, cab, air, 32 speed dynashift only 1225 hrs, 4 remotes 18.4x38 and 14.9x28 radials quicke alo 6755 SL loader one owner sharp ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,500 1980 MF 275D new style steering 8 speed ex 18.4x30s dual remotes laurin cab extra clean original . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,000 1979 MF 2675 2WD cab, air, 24 speed power shift like new 18.4x38s dual pto and remotes 4095 hrs, very very clean runs ex . .$10,000 1967 MF 135 diesel 14.9x28 tires power steering multi power very clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500 2008 McCormick MTX120 MFWD, cab, air, 118 hp, 16 speed power quad LHR, 18.4x38 and 14.9x28 radials 2591 hrs with L165 SL loader very clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$47,500 2007 CIH Maxxum 110 MFWD, cab, air, 16x16 power shift LHR, like new 18.4x38 and 14.9x28 Michelin radials 1160 hrs, front weights and fenders very very sharp like new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$47,500 2005 CIH JX95 MFWD, cab, air, 80 hp, 841 hrs, 18.4x30 and 12.4x24 Goodyear super traction radials front fenders dual remotes like new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,500 1984 IH 684D only 2317 original hrs ex 18.4x30 rears roll bar and canopy with ex CIH 2250 quick tatch loader joystick very clean original one owner hobby farmer ex tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 1983 IH 3088 2WD laurin ad on cab still has original fenders and steps, 3407 hrs, dual pto and remotes clean original runs ex$8,500 1983 Case 2290 cab, air, 129 hp 20.8x38s 540+1000 pto 5400 hrs, runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,000 1981 Case 1490 2WD 75hp, cab, air, power shift ex 18.4x34s dual pto and remotes 5600 hrs, clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 1977 IH hydro 86 diesel new 18.4x34s dual remotes ex running good hydro clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,500 1981 White 4-175 4x4 5641 hrs. 2002 cat 3208 engine 210 HP, 3ph pto quick coupler ex 20.8x38s runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,500 White 2-105 MFWD, cab, new 20.8x38 and 16.9x26 radials with self leveling loader clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 1977 White 2-105 cab, 4985 hrs, 3 remotes ex 20.8x38 radials front weights original runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 2001 NH BB940 3x3 square baler last bale ejector, roller bale chute applicator knotter fans real clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,500

2005 JD 348 baler with JD kicker very sharp and clean like new must see . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 New Holland 570 baler with model 72 hydraulic drive bale thrower real nice has been through NH dealership field ready . . . . . . . . .$9,000 New Holland 570 baler hydraulic bale tension hydraulic drive bale thrower extra nice very low usage baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,500 2 New Holland 575 wire tie balers hydraulic bale tension pickup heads and hitch with NH 77 pan type kicker real sharp ex cond $7,000 each Hesston 4600 inline baler with hydraulic drive bale thrower real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 2003 New Holland BR750 4x6 round baler wide pickup head bale ramps net wrap endless belts very nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,000 2000 New Holland 648 silage special 4x5 round baler wide pickup head bale ramps ex belts very nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,000 Claas 66 4x5 roll baler wide pickup head ex bale age baler ex cond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,750 2009 JD 582 silage special 4x5 round baler crop cutter edge to edge mesh wrap or dual twine wide pickup 6700 bales very sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,500 2004 JD 467 4x6 silage special round baler mega wide pickup dual twine 11000 bales gauge wheels push bar ex cond . . . . .$12,500 2001 JD 467 4x6 silage special round baler mega wide pickup dual twine gauge wheels and push bar ex cond . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,500 1999 JD 446 4x4 round baler ex belts bale age kit real nice . .$8,500 1996 JD 466 round baler 4x6 net wrap or twine wide pickup head bale ramps ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 2007 New Holland 1412 discbine impeller conditioner very clean ex low usage discbine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 2006 JD 530 discbine impeller conditioner super sharp like new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000 2005 JD 530 impeller discbine hydra angle on head real clean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 Late model Kuhn KC 4000G center pivot discbine rubber rolls ex cond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 NH 38 flail chopper real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,750 New Idea 325 2 row corn picker with 12 roll husking bed real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500 Fransguard SR4200p tandem axle hydraulic lift 13 ft 6 in width rotary hay rake very little use like new . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 Deutz Fahr KS2.42 rotary rake hydraulic lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 New Holland 258 hay rake rubber mounted teeth in ex cond .$3,000 Kverneland Taarup 17 ft hydraulic fold tedder ex cond 2 years old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 Fella TH540T 17 ft hydraulic fold hydraulic tilt hay tedder just like new hardly used at all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500 Kuhn GF5001 TH hydraulic fold 17 ft hay tedder ex cond low usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500 Fanex 500 17 ft manual fold up hay tedder ex cond . . . . . . . .$2,000 NH 144 windrow inverter very nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500 20.8x42 T-rail clamp on duals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000 20.8x38, 18.4x38 and 18.4x34 clamp on duals JD 840 self leveling loader mounting brackets for JD 7000 series tractor high volume bucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$,7,500 Brand new NH 62lb loader fits TM NHS's or MXM Case IH never used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000

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1940 census, a step back in time by Stewart Truelsen Earlier this spring the National Archives released the 1940 Census to the public. If you are wondering what took them so long, there is a 72-year waiting period required by law to respect the privacy of the respondents. The personal informa-

tion had been anxiously awaited by the growing number of amateur genealogists trying to fill out a family tree and learn more about their ancestry. Prior to the release, the 1930 Census was the latest available. A census of the population has been taken every 10 years since

1790, primarily for the apportionment of members to the House of Representatives. However, it also provides a useful snapshot of the population of America; in 1940 it would have been a Kodak Brownie black and white photo. The population of the United States was 132.2

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farmers and ranchers. The postwar years saw rapid change. Suburban living became the compromise between choosing to live in the city or rural countryside. The unemployment rate plunged as manufacturing and construction grew and the Baby Boom Generation was born. The snapshot of America taken in 1940 became quickly outdated by all these events, but its release this year gives many of us a chance to find and appreciate our connection to that difficult yet interesting time. The official website of the 1940 Census is www.1940census.archiv es.gov. Stewart Truelsen is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series and is the author of a book marking the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 90th anniversary, Forward Farm Bureau.

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million then, including the territories of Alaska and Hawaii; a little more than 5 million were farmers. By the 2010 Census, the population had more than doubled to 308.7 million and there were 751,000 full-time farmers, ranchers and agricultural managers. The decline in farm population started well before the 1940 Census and was expected to continue. The Agriculture Department reported that at least twice as many young people were maturing each year in rural areas than would be needed on the farm. The transition from horsepower to tractor power, which was still going on, reduced the need for farm labor. This was a real concern because the national unemployment rate in 1940 was 14.6 percent. There weren’t many jobs to be found in the cities to accommodate rural youth. Besides, not all were anxious to leave


FARMER TO FARMER MARKETPLACE 2 HOLSTEIN JERSEY cross Heifers, one 7 months, and one 1 month. 607-8476665.(NY)

WANTED: 3pt. hitch disc mower, 9’, leave location, model, price, phone number. 315440-0998.(NY)

JOHN DEERE 336 baler with kicker, excellent condition, stored inside. Western, NY. asking $3,500. Or best offer. 607-225-4516

WANTED: Used cattle trailer 16 foot. 607538-1009.(NY)

AKC BORDER Collie puppies, 8wks., blue merle, shots, wormed, microchipped $400. Parents on site, photo’s by request. 315430-4164.(NY)

RADIATOR FOR John Deere MT, will fit others, new condition $200. Selkirk, NY. 518-439-1547

PAIR OF 18.4-38 axle duals with clamps for 4” axles, make offer. 585-7717724.(NY)

JD 4400 WITH LOADER NH TC30 with loader, like new. Kubota L2900 with loader. JD 2320 with loader, like new. 315-5367713.(NY)

JD 620, RUNS GOOD WFE $4,000. Also free female Beagle. 315-363-0262.(NY) CULTIVATOR #2 3-point hitch, row crop $125. Mower NH sickle bar #1 3-Point hitch $1,200. 518-883-4408.(NY) OLDER BELGIAN Mare, good condition, 9yrs. old. Boy used him to plow this spring $550. obo. 4831State Hwy.10 Fort Plain, NY. CLAAS ROTARY rake VGC $2,000. 50+ Uebler stanchions $100. 8ft. 6in. auger pipe, small vacuum pump 3PH fert./lime spreader. 607-863-4010.(NY)

JD BALER 346 with thrower, works good $3,700. M.F. baler 228 with thrower, part or fix $1,000. 607-435-9976.(NY) KUHN GT5000 TEDDER 4 Star, excellent shape, 2 flat rack wagons. 315-6623440.(NY) SQUARE BALER New Holland 67 kicker under cover, ties every time $600. Leave message. 315-845-8440.(NY) CASE LIME Sower & Seeder, fair condition $100. Kubota Generator 2200W $125. 802-592-3356.(VT) FORD 2N RESTORED, Case 430 restored, Farmall Super H, Fordson Major diesel, MM standard 6, UB restored, ZB restored. 518-922-6301.(NY) 2 CERTIFIED Organic cross cows, will be fresh soon. Let ring 315-858-9151.(NY)

MASSEY FERGUSON 3pt. 7ft. sickle bar mower, ready to mow. 716-735-3272.(NY) 1979 IH TRUCK mod. 1854 14ft. grain/dump, body great shape but needs motor work, excellent tires $3,200. OBO. 315-360-6193.(NY)

WANTED: Box mounted or Barrels mounted corn sheller wanted named old Dominion/Fulton. Name your price. Also any Harrisburg, PA. Shellers. 717-792-0278 NEW HOLLAND model 58 kicker, complete, works good. 315-858-9971.(NY) NH 450, 7’ SICKLE bar mower, good condition. 716-537-9088.(NY)

FARMALL 544 hydro row crop new in frame overhaul, 4,860 hours, good tires, wide front $6,500. 315-246-1948.(NY)

2-2YR. OLD PUREBRED Hereford Heifers with Angus bull calves 1350/pair. WANTED: Ford 352 or White 5100 corn planter, 4-row. 607-863-4422.(NY)

BELTED GALLOWAY Red Holstein cross 1st calf Hfr. Black Baldie Hfr. Calf born 513-12, good momma, full belt $1,500. Both. 315-894-1314.(NY)

SPOTTED BIO team harness $750. 5th/# wheel wagon, rubber tires, wooden wheels $500. Bobsled $750. 315-963-7103.(NY)

NH 258 ROLLBAR rake, field ready $2,500. Ask for Rich. 315-351-5028.(NY)

FRESH HOLSTEIN HEIFERS raised on pasture, due within next 2 months. 585526-5954(NY)

ANGUS BULLS pure bred $1,200. 900 NH Chopper hay & narrow, 3 row corn head $2,500. 607-329-0301.(NY) HUSKY 3000G spreader 21.5x16.1 tires CV PTO, lights, spare tire, GC, $10,500./obo. Five used 30in. fans, 3 phase, guards $700./obo. 716-8641562.(NY) FOR SALE: Irish Dexter cattle bull calves Heifer calves, call evenings or leave message. 585-928-2725.(NY)

CASE IH 8370 center pivot haybine, good condition $2,500. OBO/ 790 NH Chopper, both heads, new knives, elec. controls, excellent. $5,000. 315-750-9164.(NY) RED BOURBON Turkey chicks, two weeks old for $6. each. 315-536-8967.(NY) LOG CABIN farm house located on edge of farm in Windsor, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, new septic, roof, windows $299,900. 413-6844665.(MA)

GRIMM 2-STAR tedder $750. Angus cross bull 600lbs. Sale- trade Hereford bull, service age. JD 520 loader, asking $3,000. 716-257-5129.(NY)

HEREFORD BREEDING bull 16mo. old, ready for breeding season. 716-3372173.(NY)

3 LAYER HEN cages, stackable, egg roll out front, complete water dishes, feeders, litter pans, like new $180. Take all. 585765-2606.(NY)

JOHN DEERE 3 bottom plow mounted also 12’ Brillion Cultipacker. 585-5067300.(NY)

1992 F-350 DUALLY pickup with Gooseneck package. Only 80,000 miles. No undercarriage rust. Automatic, new parts. Details call. $5,200. Cooperstown. 607547-5939.(NY)

NEW HOLLAND model 55 rake $1,200. Deutz Fahr Four Star tedder $1,500. Two five foot Bushhog $400. each. 315-9233692.(NY) GEHL 750 Forage Harvester with hay head TA electric control, works good $1,200. Deutz Allis 7085 4x4 90hp. good tractor. 570-524-5958.(PA)

NEW HOLLAND stack liner model 1003 $3,975. Massey Ferguson 275 diesel tractor $5,350. Massey Ferguson 135 gas tractor, all good. 570-224-4836.(PA)

REGISTERED GUERNSEY bulls. Two year old $1,500. One month old $250. 518573-9571.(NY)

FARMALL S A one owner, restored, new battery, paint, decals, cultivators front rear like new pulley PTO $3,000. OBO. 716942-3994.(NY)

14X48 HEAVY VINYL billboard tarps, $40 each; 21 Hole nesting boxes $50; Makita DA 4031angle drill new $400., asking $250. 585-554-6188.(NY)

HITACHI TRACK dumper CG70 6 cylinder Isuzu, good running condition, needs tracks, made by Marooka. New starter, 7,093 hours $10,000. 207-252-0329.(ME)

“WIFO” DOUBLE arm round hay bale squeezer, good for wrapped bales. No hydraulic cylinder, no attachment brackets $600. 315-391-3503.(NY)

2008 KEYSTONE CAMPER 37ft., three power slides, awning with screen room, washer dryer hookup, storage. In new condition $31,500. 413-834-2526.(MA)

KUHN FC-300 Discbine $5,000. NH-1411 Discbine $10,000. NH manure spreader 329, new floor, bedchain w/endgate $3,000. JD-48 Loader, no bucket. 413-2385380.(MA)

FOR SALE: JD 16A Chopper, good condition. 315-253-9578.(NY)

FOR SALE: JD 327 square baler with kicker, extra wide pickup, excellent condition, field ready. Always stored inside $8,500. OBO. 716-731-4021.(NY) FOR SALE: Cultivator 4 row, good condition, S-Tines $800. 716-257-9016.(NY) WANTED: Farmall Super M rear end or whole parts tractor. FOR SALE: DT466 out of truck $1,200. 518-677-5031.(NY)

2000 FORD EXPLORER XLT, 4 door, runs good. To fix up or parts, 6 cyl. 518-8617118.(NY)

NH 477 HAYBINE, NH 256 rake w/dolly WHL, NH 268 drop baler, NH 273 drop baler, wood rack kicker wagon. 518-8756093.(NY)

INT 5000 DIESEL 12FT. cut self propelled haybine, low hours, very nice shape, good tires, ready to mow $6,000. obo. 315-7903600.(NY)

FARMALL PLOW with snow plow, nice condition, kept inside. 607-237-4000.(NY)

ONE HUNDRED small bales of hay, last years first cutting. 315-245-0279.(NY)

HAND HEWN RAFTER’S, Timber’s, old barn boards, 250 gallons fuel tank $100. Jeff Miller 6422 Egan Rd. Oriskany Falls,NY 13425.

BIG BEAUTIFUL eight year old, registered Haflinger Gelding, needs exercise $2,200. My Daughter lost interest. Amish trained in Ohio. 315-567-6631.(NY)

FARMALL C with cultivators, runs good $2,500. OBO. Can deliver. 315-8437407.(NY)

MASSEY FERGUSON model 202 bucket loader, will trade $2,900. 97 Dodge 1/2 ton 4x4 Extend-a-cab, 10ply. tires $2,300. Will trade. 315-694-2214.(NY)

SAME BUFFALO 130 cab 4whd., rubber 85-90% $10,000. 315-344-2232.(NY)

TD-9B POWERSHIFT 282cu. diesel dozer, 10’ hyd. tilt, new cutting edge clutch’s rebuilt 2009 bevel gear rear end stripped parts machine. 607-695-9731.(NY)

JERSEY BULL 2 years old, registered, sired by T Bone, asking $700. 607-5478536.(NY)

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3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, sliced 2 teaspoons salt 2 large jalapeno peppers, diced 2 medium chile peppers, such as poblano, New Mexico or Anaheim, diced (see Tip below) 2-4 habanero or other small, hot chile peppers, stemmed, halved and seeded (see Tip) 4 cloves garlic, diced 1 large carrot, tip and root end removed, chopped 1 pound tomatoes, diced (about 3 cups) or 1 (28 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1-3 teaspoons sugar or stevia 1 cup distilled white vinegar or apple-cider vinegar 1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and salt, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until onions begin to soften. Add in peppers, garlic and carrots. Cook, stirring, until onion begins to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. (Note: This should be done in a very well-ventilated area! The fumes from the cooking peppers are strong, so do not lean over the pot, or you may inhale the acrid steam.) 2. Reduce heat to medium. Add tomatoes and sugar or stevia. Bring mixture to a boil, then return heat to medium. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 15 to 20 minutes. 3. Remove from heat and allow mixture to steep until it comes to room temperature. Carefully transfer pepper mixture to a food processor or blender. (Use caution when pureeing hot ingredients.) If you’re using a blender, place the lid on loosely and cover it with a dishcloth to allow any steam to escape. Puree mixture for 15 seconds. With food processor or blender running, add vinegar through

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the feed tube or opening in the lid in a steady stream. 4. Puree until smooth. Set a fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl; pour the pureed mixture through the sieve, gently pushing on the solids with a wooden spoon to extract all the liquid. (Discard solids.) Let the sauce cool to room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours. Taste and season with more salt, if necessary. 5. Transfer hot sauce to a sterilized, pint glass jar or bottle and secure with airtight lid. Refrigerate. The hot sauce tastes best when aged at least 2 weeks. Shake bottle to recombine the liquid before using. Can be stored in refrigerator up to 6 months. Makes 1 pint. Tip: The membranes that hold the seeds are the spiciest part of chile peppers (that’s where the capsaicin is). The seeds pick up some spiciness by association. You can adjust the heat of the peppers and the spiciness of the hot sauce by using some or all of the seeds along with the flesh of the peppers. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after chopping hot peppers, or wear rubber gloves. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

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by Angela Shelf Medearis Hot stuff for Father’s Day If your go-to gift for Father’s Day is a tie, socks, shirt or some other article of apparel, on behalf of dads everywhere — please try something new! If your dad loves spicy foods, a signature homemade hot sauce is the perfect gift. You also can start a tradition of presenting him with a new bottle of custom-made hot sauce each year. The trick to the perfect hot sauce is using a combination of peppers with a balance of sweetness, fruit and heat. Fruity peppers like the Aji Amarillo Chili, the Mexican Mirasol Pepper or the Yellow Peruvian Chile (which is a deep yellow, sometimes orange, 4 to 5 inches long) have an intense spice with a fruity flavor. A Mustard Habanero pepper retains the heat found in many Habanero varieties but has fruity overtones. This pepper is dark-yellow with hints of orange and a pointed tip. Chile peppers like poblano, New Mexico or Anaheim are a mix of fruity, mild and spicy. Certain types of peppers like the Caribbean Red Pepper and Scotch Bonnets add to the hot sauce the heat that will make your Dad’s mouth water, his ears pop and his body temperature rise. Combining different types of peppers with vegetables will add sweet, fruity and flavorful notes to your homemade hot sauce. Using your computer or supplies from the artsand-crafts store, create a special label for Dad’s custom “Hot Stuff Hot Sauce” using the recipe below. You also can find beautiful, but inexpensive decorative glass bottles at discount stores. Tie a ribbon to your gift bottle and a new Father’s Day tradition is born!


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Looking at the Cow Page The upcoming release of PCDART has some pretty useful new features, but there are also some features that many people aren't aware even exist. This month, we're going to look at the one of the most frequently used pieces of PCDART, the Cow Page. What's Next - Custom Cow Page If you frequently look up individual animals in PCDART to find our their breeding status, health information, current milkweights, or chores, you've probably realized how many different pages you need to visit in the cow page to see that information. What if you could see all of that information in one place?

will contain six panels which you can customize to show different types of information, such as Chores To Do or Protocols Assigned, if you are a frequent user of Protocols. There are also panels for a custom list of database items (the same list as you might see in User Reports), test-day data, health and status events, and daily milk weights and sort gate data (if you are interfacing PCDART with electronic meters). You can even create separate custom page layouts for cows and heifers. In the example, I have created a Custom Cow Page with two lists of custom database items at the top. In the upper left corner I've displayed reproductive information, including days since bred, date due, service sire, and pregnancy status. In the upper right corner, I've included calving and dry dates, current group, and lacatation number. In the center of the screen, are two lists - one including

daily milkweights are on the left and test-day history is on the right. What's Recent - Life Notes In the most recent release of PCDART from 2011, a new tab (F11) was added to the Cow Page called Life Notes. For years, many people have requested a place to enter information in an animal's record that isn't tied to a health condition, but with more available space than a User Defined Field (UDF) allows. With Life Notes, you have unlimited space to record any information about any animal in your herd. This information is not searchable, so it shouldn't be used to record health events or any information that needs to be analyzed or would need to appear in a User Report, but it does provide a means of recording unique information that doesn't fit elsewhere. For instance, you could record the name of the farm where an animal was purchased, unique circumstances in an animal's life history, or awards she has won in the show ring, among countless others. What's Recent - Display A Pedigree or Picture Also in recent PCDART releases, there is a hidden feature that allows you to

file for a particular animal. The feature becomes available when PCDART finds a PDF file named with the animal's DHIA ID or RFID number in the herdcode folder within the PCDART program directory (ex: C:\PCDART\12345678\). For instance, if I have a cow named BOSSY with a DHIA ID number of 13XYZ1234, I could create a PDF file that included her pedigree, registration, and picture (or anything else) and place it in my herdcode folder with the name of 13XYZ1234.PDF. When a matching file is found, a button will appear on the bottom of the ID/Gen (F4) tab called "View Breed-Provided Pedigree PDF", which will open the corresponding file for that animal. What's Old - Classification Scores / Jersey Performance Index Although the feature has been available for years, many people may not be aware that you can display classification scores and Jersey Performance Index/Appraisals in PCDART. When the information is available, a new tab will appear on the Cow Page called "Br Cls" (CtlF4). Although it is not possible to enter this information manual-

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The next release of PCDART, tenatively scheduled for this summer, will include a Custom Cow Page (CtlF1). This page

repro and status events and another showing health history. In the bottom two screens, I've included milking history;

access a pedigree, picture, or other information right from the ID/Genetic tab (F4) of the Cow Page. Originally designed to allow access to a PDF file that contained an animal's pedigree, the feature could be used to display any information that you might have in a PDF

ly for each animal, your breed association (Holstein or Jersey) can provide you a file that you can use to import the information into PCDART. To Import, simply go to your Tasks menu in PCDART, select "Import/Export", and choose "Import Classifications...". Select

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by Dr. Tom Bass, Renaissance Nutrition, Inc. It is now June and with it begin the hottest four months of the year. As summer’s heat and humidity grow, so too do the resulting production losses and health risks for dairy cattle — challenges that often persist beyond the return of cooler weather in the fall. Today’s dairy cows begin to experience heat stress at lower temperatures than many people realize. Earlier guidelines suggested that milk production losses resulting from heat stress started at a temperature-humidity index (THI) of 72. That equates with an air temperature of 79 degrees at 40 percent relative humidity (RH), or 73 degrees at 85 percent RH. However, these guidelines were based on research done back in the 1950s and 1960s with cows averaging 34 pounds of milk. Recently updated guidelines indicate that, for cows making 77+ pounds of milk, production and reproductive losses begin at an average daily THI of 68 (73 degrees at 40 per-


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Live yeast and yeast culture products from several manufacturers have shown improved rumen function, milk production, and/or feed efficiency when fed to dairy cows under heat stress conditions. Research has also found that cows fed an extract from the fungus Aspergillus oryzae may better tolerate hot weather, with cows making more milk and/or having slightly lower body temperatures in some trials. Seaweed/kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) meal and niacin are two other products that have shown benefits in some studies, but not others, when fed to heatstressed cows. Several studies have shown benefits to increasing ration DCAD (dietary cation-anion difference) levels through the inclusion of sodium bicarbonate and/or potassium carbonate, particularly in early lactation cows. Feeding additional sodium bicarbonate helps offset the reduced saliva production and rumen buffering experienced by heatstressed cows. Cows lose more potassium as they sweat more during hot weather. Feeding potassium carbonate can help offset this loss and in-

crease the cows’ blood buffering capacity, and often contributes to higher milk production or improved butterfat percentage in the process. Chromium is a trace mineral that is sometimes fed to transition and early lactation cows. In several international studies, it has been shown to support higher feed intake and better milk production in heatstressed dairy cows. Rumensin® is a feed additive labeled to improve milk production efficiency in dairy cows that typically generates a strongly positive economic return when it is fed. Research-to-date shows that this improvement in milk production efficiency is maintained in heatstressed cows. In addition to decreasing milk production and reproductive perform-

ance, heat stress will also negatively impact a cow’s immune system. With this effect in mind, and depending upon the current ration ingredients and nutrient specifications, producers may consider feeding additional vitamin E, chelated/complexed trace minerals, and/or a

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down from $18.86 at this time a year ago. The AMS surveyed cheese price averaged $1.5215 per pound, down 1.5 cents from April. Butter averaged $1.3657, down 9.8 cents. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.1551, down 9.6 cents, and dry whey averaged 53.89 cents, down 5.3 cents. Looking “back to the futures;� after factoring in the announced Class III milk prices and the remaining futures, the average Class III milk price for the first six months of 2012 stood at $15.65 on March 2, $15.70 on May 10, and $15.94 on May 25. The last half of 2012 was averaging $15.95 on April 20, $15.61 on April 27, $15.08 on May 4, $15.44 on May 11, $15.69 on May 18, $16.13 on May 25, and was trading around $16.00 late morning June 1.

cents on the week, but 40 cents below a year ago when they jumped 24 cents, to $2.05. The 500-pound barrels closed at $1.5325, up 6 1/4-cents on the week and 42 3/4-cents below a year ago. Only two cars of block traded hands on the week and four of barrel. AMS-surveyed block cheese averaged $1.5210, across the U.S., down 0.6 cent. The barrels averaged $1.4932, up a half-cent. Cheese production nationally remains heavy, according to USDA. Increased milk supplies have been moving to manufacturing facilities with cheese plants taking much of the increase. This has increased stocks in cold storage, but manufacturers are reported to be comfortable with current inventories. Export sales are being assisted by the Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) program. American cheese stocks are above year ago and last month’s levels. “Other� natural cheese stocks were below year ago levels, but increasing from last month. A recent earthquake in Italy is reported to have

damaged over 300,000 wheels of aged cheese worth hundreds of millions of dollars. CWT accepted 14 requests for export assistance the last week of May to sell a total of 875,235 pounds of cheese and 1.664 million pounds of butter to customers in Asia, North Africa, Central America and the Middle East. The product will be delivered through November and raised 2012 CWT cheese exports to 54.7 million pounds plus 44.7 million pounds of butter and anhydrous milk fat to 27 countries. Totals of both were adjusted due to cancellations. Cash butter saw a fourth week of gain, closing Friday at $1.40, up 1 1/4-cents on the week but 74 1/4-cents below a year ago. Six cars traded hands. AMS butter averaged $1.3450, up a penny from the previous week. Butter demand has been fair for the current time of year, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News. Butter feature activity has been light to moderate, but expected to increase as more co-featuring is occurring with

sweet corn and the unofficial start of barbeque season during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Lower retail butter prices are also helping sales, says USDA. Cream demand increased, surprising many ahead of the holiday weekend. Cream supplies are declining due to less standardized cream available as school milk needs decline, lower milk output in some areas, and declining milkfat levels in milk. Butter production remains moderate to heavy at seasonal levels. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at $1.1850, up 3 cents on the week on 11 cars traded, while Extra Grade remained at $1.09. AMS powder averaged $1.1317, down 1.3 cents, and dry whey averaged 52.4 cents, down 1.8 cents. USDA reports that Northeast milk production likely plateaued in early May. Nevertheless, production remained heavy and drying at some plants remained at full capacity. Milk production in the Southeast

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HAPPY JUNE DAIRY MONTH!! Issued June 1, 2012 The May Federal order benchmark Class III milk price was announced at $15.23 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 49 cents from April, $1.29 below May 2011, and equates to about $1.31 per gallon. That put the 2012 Class III average at $15.96, down from $16.65 at this time a year ago, and compares to $13.57 in 2010 and $10.23 in 2009. Looking ahead, Class III futures were trading late Friday morning as follows: June, $15.57; July, $16.07; August, $15.89; September, $15.96; October, $16.11; November, $16.00; and December, $16.00. The May Class IV price is $13.55, down $1.25 from April and a whopping $6.74 below a year ago. Its 2012 average now stands at $15.24,

Meanwhile; things remain tough on the farm. Lower average milk prices, combined with higher alfalfa hay prices, more than offset steady soybean prices and slightly lower corn prices, sending the May 2012 milk-feed price ratio to the lowest level in two decades, according to the May Ag Prices report. The May 2012 milkfeed price ratio, at 1.38, is down from a revised 1.42 in April and 1.73 in May 2011 and is the 14th consecutive month it has been below 2.0, reports Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW). At $16.40 per cwt., the U.S. average milk price is the lowest since July 2010. Average hay prices rose $8, to $215 per ton; soybean prices were steady, at $13.70 per bushel; and corn prices dropped 12 cents, to $6.34 per bushel. The April MILC payment to producers will be $1.2110 per cwt. On the bright side; the cash dairy markets saw more strength the final week of the month with 40-pound block cheese closing Friday June 1 at $1.65 per pound, up 8


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Mielke from 19 is declining overall except in the mid-Atlantic. This has kept manufacturing capacity in the Southeast at about 6070 percent of capacity. Milk intakes and component levels are gradually receding from seasonal highs in the Central region. Various marketing representatives and cooperative managers indicate the competition for farm milk is increasing steadily in some areas of the Central region where cheese and butter/powder plants are numerous. California milk output is mostly steady and remains at or near the seasonal peak. Weather has been warm during the daytime but cooler at night. Arizona milk production is trending lower on a week-to-week basis. Hotter temperatures are a main cause, along with time in milk and feeding changes made because of high feed costs, according to USDA. Milk production in the Pacific Northwest has slowed from the heavy levels a few weeks ago but remains heavy.

USDA’s preliminary 2011 milk cost of production (COP) estimates are giving dairy policy leaders and others new numbers to digest. Production costs across the 23 states are analyzed are in a wide range, reports Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW), with regional similarities often difficult to find. The bottom line, DPW says, is that; although the 23-state gross income rose an average of $3.94 per cwt. in 2011 compared to 2010, that was more than offset by a $4.69 per cwt. increase in total feed costs. The average total feed costs for all of the states analyzed was $14.85 per cwt. in 2011, compared to $10.16 in 2010. Total feed costs ranged from a low of $10.64 per cwt. in Idaho to highs of nearly $21.00 in Maine and Oregon (in part due to a higher percentage of organic milk production). On average, purchased feed costs accounted for 75 percent of the total feed cost increase. California averaged $17.73 per cwt. in total

feed costs, about $4.40 more than Wisconsin. Perhaps more amazing, says DPW, California’s purchased feed costs jumped $6.71 per cwt. in 2011, from just $7.04 in 2010 to $13.75 per cwt. in 2011. Wisconsin’s purchased feed costs rose $2.08 per cwt., pushing total feed costs up $2.28 per cwt. When compared to gross value of production (including the milk price, cattle sales and other income) on a per hundredweight basis, average 2011 return over operating costs ranged from a high of $10.05 per cwt. in Florida and $7.63 in Idaho, to losses of $1.47 per cwt. in Maine, 26 cents in Kentucky and Tennessee, and 3 cents in California. The all-state average return after operating costs was $4.00 per cwt. in 2011, compared to $4.96 in 2010. When allocated overhead costs are added, DPW said producers in only two states were in the black in 2011: Idaho, at $4.12 per cwt., and

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A day for cattlemen, teaming up for the best The 77th Annual New York Angus Sale was held on May 12, joined for the 2nd year in a row by the New York Hereford Sale. Graciously hosted by Trowbridge Farms of Ghent, NY, the sale again brought a packed barn of onlookers, bidders, and buyers from all over the north-

east and east coast. Fifty-five lots of Angus cattle sold to average $2,773 and 19 lots of Hereford cattle sold to average $2,263. The sale has become a source for breeders to invest in high quality females, and also merchandise their own production to a wide base of

clientele. Buyers this year were from every part of New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, and Canada. “This sale is made possible by breeders of superb registered Angus and registered Hereford

females from the northeast,” said Mike Shanahan, Co Sale Manager and President of New York Angus Association. “A highlight of the spring sale season, which was proven by the active crowd on sale day.” The sales are sponsored by the New York Angus Association and

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erage was minus $3.73 per cwt. for 2011, compared to minus $2.75 in 2010, according to DPW.

Dialing in the radio; DPW editor Dave Natzke kicked off June Dairy Month talking about how

farmers, organizations and communities are gearing up to host local and regional dairy celebrations, but added, “They can’t be blamed if at least part of their attention is diverted toward policymakers and the dairy economy.” The 2012 Farm Bill and federal dairy policy reforms are one of the issues as well as milk prices and fluid milk sales, according to Natzke. This week, California wrapped up a public hearing to consider petitions to change pricing formulas for milk used to manufacture cheese in the state, Natzke said. Producer organizations filed petitions requesting changes in how dry whey is valued in the formula,

saying disparity between federal and California’s state milk marketing order formulas created a wide gap in the prices received for milk used to make cheese. California’s Department of Food & Agriculture now has about 60 days to announce any changes to the milk pricing formula, Natzke said. Last week’s DPW also looked at reports from USDA’s Dairy Market News regarding dairy product advertising and the continuing downward trend in fluid milk sales. Natzke reported that the article prompted a response from Tom Gallagher, CEO and president of Dairy Management Inc., the farmerfunder dairy checkoff

program that administers dairy promotion and research programs. Gallagher said “advertising is but one brick in a wall of challenges facing fluid milk sales, which are highly impacted by retail prices.” Those challenges cover everything from the financial health of the industry and its ability to make infrastructure changes, to creating fluid milk products in the packages and sizes consumers want, he said. Gallagher called for an industry wide effort to stop and reverse declining fluid milk sales, and Natzke concluded, saying he’ll be addressing those efforts with Gallagher in coming weeks.

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Lamb producers and feeders will soon be receiving an invitation to participate in a production practices survey-the American Lamb Board’s (ALB) second phase of its sustainability assessment project. This survey was developed in conjunction with an industry working group that represented members of ALB, American Sheep Industry Association, independent feeders and producers and academic advisors. It was also tested with 20

on-site visits to lamb and feeder operations in each region of the country. ALB is conducting the survey to review standard operation practices so that the industry can respond with credible data to issues as reported in the media. The board is also hoping to highlight best practices and use the data to protect and enhance the industry’s reputation. The greater the response, the more credible the information and

the better the ALB can help the industry in its quest for continued economic viability. All responses to the industry survey will remain confidential and will not be attributed to any one individual. The survey will be available online, or you can request a paper copy delivered by mail. Questions can be directed to sustainability@americanlambboard.org. Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly May 25

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cussed the applications of genetics in the agriculture industry and how research in this area is responsible for most of the developments in the industry. He also discussed epigenetics, how our genes react to the environment, and how new findings in this area shed light on the complex interplay of nutrition and development. Following the opening address, Dr. Pearse Lyons discussed the nine initiatives that will help shape Alltech’s future: 1. Alltech Academy “We need advanced education for professionals. Advanced poultry nutrition, advanced equine nutrition, crisis marketing, brewing, learning never stops.” 2. Crop Sciences - “We need more crops from a finite amount of land. Alltech Crop Sciences aims to boost productivity and breed healthier plants.” 3. Lyons Farm - “Agriculture needs branding so that consumers know that they are getting a premium product, that’s what the Lyons Farm

range of foods will try to achieve.” 4. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - “Bourbon Barrel Ale is global! In the next few months we are launching Alltech’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in Ireland.” 5. Ecologae - “It’s important that if we replace fish oil, we replace it with a sustainable, traceable and adaptable alternative. This is one of the many exciting applications for Alltech’s algae program.” 6. Alltech® FEI Word Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy - “Alltech is honored to be the title sponsor of the biggest equestrian event in the world.” 7. Investments in our plants throughout the world — “Our business relies on strong global collaboration and research. As part of our growth strategy we continue to invest in our offices and bioscience centers around the world.” 8. New feeds for equine and pet — “Alltech is exploring the idea of pet and equine products for

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2050,” said Lt. Governor Abramson. “We need to make sure that the future is bright for our kids and for our grandkids.” Governor John Y. Brown, co-founder of KFC and Tim Gannon, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, joined Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, on stage to delve into the future of food. These two food revolutionaries have each dramatically changed the industries that they work in, seeking out new ways to operate and adapting to challenges they faced. They possess a unique perspective on how the industry can and should develop in order to feed the world in 2050. Both agreed that no industry is more important than the food industry and that the biggest challenge that we face is getting a safe and nutritious product to the end user. Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech vice president and chief scientific officer, followed with an illuminating overview of the revolutionary science of nutrigenomics. He dis-


USDA targeting six additional strains of E coli in raw beef trim

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Action represents another significant food safety measure WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will begin instituting a zerotolerance policy for six additional strains of E. coli that are responsible for human illness. FSIS will routinely test raw beef manufacturing trim, which is a major component of ground beef, for the six additional strains of E. coli. Trim found to be contaminated with these pathogens will not be allowed into commerce and will be subject to recall. Illnesses due to E. coli serogroups other than O157:H7, which caused a high-profile illness outbreak in 1993, outnumber those attributed to O157:H7. FSIS declared O157:H7 an adulterant in 1994. “These strains of E. coli are an emerging

threat to human health and the steps we are taking today are entirely focused on preventing Americans from suffering foodborne illnesses,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “We cannot ignore the evidence that these pathogens are a threat in our nation’s food supply.” The additional strains that will be treated as adulterants beginning today are Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) serogroups O26, O45, O103, O111, O121 and O145. Like E. coli O157:H7, these serogroups can cause severe illness and even death, and young children and the elderly are at highest risk. This action is in addition to other significant public health measures FSIS has put in place during President Barack

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Symposium this year was the incorporation of several new technologies, such as the Alltech International Symposium app, which lists each session and contains speaker biographies and a map of the convention center. The opening session was also streamed live online on the Alltech Ag Network.

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Obama’s Administration to date to safeguard the food supply, prevent foodborne illness, and improve consumers’ knowledge about the food they eat. These initiatives support the three core principles developed by the President’s Food Safety Working Group: prioritizing prevention; strengthening surveillance and enforcement; and improving response and recovery. Some of

these actions include: • Test-and-hold policy that will significantly reduce consumer exposure to unsafe meat products, should the policy become final, because products cannot be released into commerce until Agency test results for dangerous contaminants are known. • Labeling requirements that provide better information to consumers about their food

TRACTORS Case IH 9110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 416 Backhoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,800. . . . . . Schaghticoke Farmall Cub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 750 B Crawler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 2950 cab/MFWD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 4430. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5045D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5075 w/553 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5325 2WD/cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5525 cab, loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 6430 Rental Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JD 7130 Rental Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $71,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 7400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville (3) JD 7930 IVT. . . . . . . . . . . Starting at $123,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville AC CA 2btm/cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville COMPACT TRACTORS MF 1220 w/mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,595 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 850 w/cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 375 backhoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 755 Loader/Mower/Blower. . . . . . . . . . . $6,895 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 855 w/cab, & loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,800 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 1600 wam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2210. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,750. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 2210 w/Loader/Mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2520 Loader/Mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 3120 w/300CX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville . . . . . . . $13,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 3120 w/300CX. . . . . . . . . . . .SOLD JD 3320 w/300/448. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3720 w/blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,900 . . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 4410 w/420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kioti DK455 TLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Kubota L39 TLB, canopy . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,900. . . . . . 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 180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 236 cab, heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH L175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH LS180 cab/heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen MOWERS CONDITIONERS Gehl DC 2412 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham NH 1411 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . Chatham NH 1465 Moco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn FC 302 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn FC 313 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham HAY AND FORAGE Claas 870 SPF H w/heads . . . . . . . . . . $169,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 74 rake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville

by requiring nutrition information for single-ingredient raw meat and poultry products and ground or chopped products. • Public Health Information System, a modernized, comprehensive database with information on public health trends and food safety violations at the nearly 6,100 plants FSIS regulates. • Performance stan-

dards for poultry establishments for continued reductions in the occurrence of pathogens. After two years of enforcing the new standards, FSIS estimates that approximately 5,000 illnesses will be prevented each year under the new Campylobacter standards, and approximately 20,000 illnesses will be prevented under the revised Salmonella standards each year.

Miller Pro rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller 1416 merger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke (2) JD 2 Row Corn HD . . . . . . . . $2,850 / $3,250 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3960 forage harv., base unit . . . . . . . . . $3,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Gehl 860 w/2R 6’ po . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 166 inverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Pronovost wrapper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Pequea fluffer 81⁄2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Fahr KH500 tedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Vicon 4 Star tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Vicon 423T rotary rake. . . . .SOLD Krone 550 tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 1217 MoCo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 640B Pickup Head . . . . .SOLD PLANTING / TILLAGE Frontier RT 1280 Roto Tiller . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 750 15’ No-till drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville IH 710 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1450 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2000 6 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2500 5 bottom (nice) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 8300 23 x7 drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 8300 23 x7 drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville BALERS Claas 46 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 458 R baler silage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Krone 1500 w/knives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 326 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 335. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 335 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 348 w/ 1/4 Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 348 w/40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 446 round baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 457 silage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 458 silage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 567 RB w/Mesh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 316 baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Gehl 1470 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston 560. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston rounder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,250 . . . . . . . . Fultonville MISCELLANEOUS 300 HUSKER w/243 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 390 flail mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 920 Flex HD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 6600 combine w/215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 7000 Series 3 pt./PTO, front hitch . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kelly Ryan Blower Deck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Hardi Ranger 2200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Bush Hog 4 ft. mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham 7’ loader blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $875 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Woods 1035 backhoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,650 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Woods RB72 rear blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425 . . . . . . . . . Chatham

HUDSON RIVER TRACTOR COMPANY LLC FULTONVILLE 518-853-3405

GOSHEN 845-294-2500

CHATHAM 518-392-2505

SCHAGHTICOKE 518-692-2676

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COMBINES '09 JD 9870 #731460, 20.8-42 DUALS 2WD PRO DRIVE "VERY NICE" '07 JD 9760 #722026, 25XX/19XX HRS 20.8-42 2 - JD 9750 #696218, STS 4X4 CM CHOP JD 9750 #691695, STS 2WD '06 JD 9660 #716521, STS 798 SEP HR '02 JD 9650 STS #698805, 2912/2166 HRS CM AHC DAS 42" DUALS JD 9650 STS #690572 '00 JD 9650W #686312, 18.4-42 DUALS '00 JD 9650W #685321, 3690/2601HR 30.5-32 4WD CM W/SINGLE PT '00 JD 9650 STS #686089, 20.8-42 2WD 2315/1710 GS Y&M W/DISPLAY SINGLE PT H/U "VERY SHARP" '97 JD 9600 #673592, 32XX/23XX HRS '97 JD 9600 #X672356, 4X4 CHOP '97 JD 9600, 3500/2600 HRS "SUPER SHARP" '96 JD 9600 #666857, 30.5-32 2WD 4835/3257HR '95 JD 9600, 4X4 CONTOUR 35XX/24XX HRS '95 JD 9600 #660650, 30.5L-32 3566/2291 '91 JD 9600 #640914, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP BIN EXT '90 JD 9600 #X635703 '06 JD 9560 #715652, STS DUALS CM 1288/917 '05 JD 9560 #710704, STS CM 30.5L-32 2WD AUTO STEER 2038/1391 "VERY NICE" '00 JD 9550 #686144, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP 3144/2289 HRS '99 JD 9510 #680371, 3934/2672 HRS '96 JD 9500 #667758, CM 4068/2871 HRS '92 JD 9500 #645270, 4100/2800 '97 JD 9400 #678484, 2979/2267HR '88 JD 8820 #626253, TITAN II 4X4 '86 JD 6620 #X615644, 3736HR 30.5-32 '02 CIH 2388 #271617, 30.5-32 2WD RT FIELD TRACKER 3220/2412 "VERY NICE" '99 CIH 2388 #266467, 18.4-38 DUALS FT SPEC ROTOR CHOPPER 3579/2507 '98 CIH 2388 #198537, FT RT 30.5-32 SPEC ROTOR CHOPPER 3640/2795 HRS CIH 2188 #195222, 4280/3280 HRS 30.5-32 CIH 2166 #180745, 24.5-32 '88 CIH 1660 #36789, SPEC ROTOR 24.5-32 2196HR 1-OWNER "VERY NICE" CIH 1660 #17089, 4849 HRS '90 CIH 1640 #35595, 2WD CHOP 4435 HRS '89 CIH 1640 #35686, SPEC ROTOR RT CHOPPER 3908HR IH 1460 #6180 '96 NH TR87 #557135, 24.5-32 2WD 2790/2020HR MF 8780 #681197, 4048 HRS 30.5-32

MASSEY 550 #4188, 1958 HRS CHOP W/15' GRAIN HEAD 4R CORNHEAD '97 GLEANER R72 #R7277096, 3103/2218HR W/DUALS CHOPPER '98 GLEANER R62 #68407, 30.5-32 FT 2630/1950 '95 GLEANER R52 #55040, HYDRO 2WD 2093/1559 HRS 1-OWNER "V-NICE" CAT LEXION 480 #2B200488, 3972 HRS 20.8R42 W/DUALS CHAFF CHOP BIN EXT '08 CIH 2577 #303166, 838/653 HRS 900/R32 2WD FT RT CHOPPER AFS Y-M MONITOR W/DISP AFX ROTOR 2SPD HYDRO MAUER BIN EXT '07 CIH 2206 #31304 '09 CIH 2020F #44552, 25' SS FA 3" CUT STEEL DIVIDERS TILLAGE JD 980 F CULT #10321, 5 BAR SPIKE HARROW JD 712 DISC CHISEL '10 JD 637 DISC, 45' RF "SAME AS NEW" JD 550 MULCH MASTER JD 512 DISC RIPPER #X002213, 5X '01 JD 512 DISC RIPPER #X001162, 9X JD 510 #X004484, 5X JD 200 33' CRUMBLER JD TWA 10' DISC '08 CIH 5300 ANHYD, 13X CIH 3950 #752179, 32' ROCK FLEX CIH 490 DISC, 24' CIH 183 12R CULT. CIH RMX 340 DISC, 25' CIH DMI 45' CRUMBLER IH 4X PLOW WHITE 271, 22' RF SUNFLOWER 6332 SOIL FINISHER #6394-123, 32' PROGRESSIVE 1300 #354, PULL TYPE TOOLBAR MARKERS/ COULTERS/SEALERS 6X NO MONITOR PHOENIX HARROW KRAUSE 4100 F. CULT. 26' KRAUSE 30' SOIL FINISHER KEY 16R CULT, 5 TINE KEWANEE 1025 DISC HINIKER ECONO TILL 12RN CULT HINICKER CULT W/RAVEN CULT FLOW ANHYDROUS FORD 3PT PLOW 3X FORD 2X DISC PLOW DMI 730 DISC CHISEL, 7X AUTO RESET DMI 530B DISC CHISEL, 5X DMI F. CULT. 32' DMI 45' CRUMBLER BRILLION PACKER #197322, 36' X-FOLD LIGHTS BRILLION PACKER #179789, 27' X-FOLD BRILLION PACKER #158819, X-FOLD 32' BRILLION 30' MULCHER, FF GRAY DECAL BRILLION 25' MULCHER BLU JET 5X SUB SOILER #077383 PLANTERS/DRILLS JD 8300 #15233, 25X6 GRASS SEED "V-NICE" '90 JD 7200, 16R36 FINGER P/U COMPLETE REBUILD "VERY NICE" JD 7000 WIDE PLANTER 4R JD 7000 PLANTER, 16R30 JD 1560 DRILL #691159, 20' 2PT W/MARKERS '02 JD 1535 DRILL #695170, NT MARKERS W/JD 1570 CART JD 750 NT DRILL, 15' DOLLIE 2 - '01 JD 455, 25' 7.5" SPACING DRY FERT JD 455 #3276, 30' 7.5" SPACING DRY FERT "VERY NICE" IH 800 SOY BEAN PLANTER '07 KINZE 3700 #750371, NT COULTERS 24R 20" '02 KINZE 3700 #750354, 24R30 '07 KINZE 3600 #620602, 16-31 '00 KINZE 3000 8R PLANTER, LIQ FERT NT "VERY NICE" KINZE PLANTER #31132, 12R DRY FERT KINZE 24R #750166, 16R30 LIQ W/OPENERS GP 12R, #122524TR16 GP NT DRILL W/AUGER 20' FREISEN 220 SEED TENDER CRUSTBUSTER 4025 NT DRILL 20' BRILLION SEEDER CORNHEADS SEVERAL JD 893, 843, 693, 643 HEADS 3 - '09 JD 612, STALKMASTER CHOPPING '11 JD 608 #740337

'09 JD 608C #730475, 8R CHOPPING CIH 3406 #19282 CIH 3206 #19098 3 - CIH 2208 #38002 SEVERAL CIH 1083 & 1063 HEADS CIH 1064, 1054, 944, 844 NH 6R30 #26777 MASSEY 1163 #113437 '11 GERINGHOFF, 12R HYD FOLDING GRAINHEADS SEVERAL JD 930, 925, 924, 922, 920, 915 HEADS '92 JD 853A #645428, ROW CROP LL "VERY NICE" SEVERAL JD 635 HEADS '10 JD 630F #736726, FA POLY DIVIDER FF AUGER JD 220R, 218R JD 220F #588317 3 - JD 212, 5 BELT P/U CIH 2020 #21666, 35' SEVERAL CIH 1020 HEADS - 15', 17.5', 20', 25' & 30' CIH 1015 #310924, DUMMY HEAD W/7 BELT PICKUP IH 820 #2103, 15' CIH 810, P/U 6 BELT NH 973F #580428, 25' '93 NH 973F #573554, 18' GLEANER PLATFORM #84191F, 30' CAT LEXION F530 #4380-383 CAT F525 #43801353 FORAGE JD 3970 CUTTER #896397, 3 RN CORNHEAD JD 640 HAY RAKE JD 557 RD BALER JD 530 RD BALER #785008, EXC COND LOW BALES JD 348 SQ BALER JD 338 SQ BALER W/JD 40 KICKER JD 27 SHREDDER IH 8465 RD BALER NI 484 RD BALER NH 850 RD BALER NH 660 RD BALER #873481 '99 NH 590 #714117012, BIG SQUARE BALES 3X3 NH 474 HAYBINE NH 352 GRINDER MC 2408 #58558, 20' GEHL 125 GRINDER MIXER #14602, SCALE & SCREENS "LIKE NEW" GEHL 72 GREEN CHOPPER ARTSWAY 425A GRINDER MIXER, SCALES ARTSWAY 20' SHREDDER WAGONS/GRAIN CARTS JD 716A SILAGE WAGON 2 - UNVERFERTH 530 WAGON W/TARP UNVERFERTH 325 WAGON W/CONVEYOR PARKER 6500 GRAIN CART PARKER 4500 GRAIN CART PARKER 614 GRAIN CART #14100 KINZE 1040 GRAIN CART TRACKS #503202 KINZE 1040, 840, 640 GRAIN CART, SCALES KILBROS 1800, 30.5-32 TIRES TARP KILBROS 1150 #D46520139 KILBROS 690 GRAIN CART, PTO 24.5-32 J&M 620 GRAIN CART J&M 525 GRAIN CART #3405 FRONTIER GC-1108 #401004, SCALES & MONITOR 2 - BRENT 674 GRAIN CART 2 - BRENT 544 WAGONS BRENT 472 GRAIN CART A&L 508 GRAIN CART MOWERS/CUTTERS JD 350 9' SICKLE BAR MOWER JD MX8 MOWER RHINO 272 MOWER 72" FORD 515 SICKLE MOWER DITCH BANK MOWER BUSHOG GHM 800, DISC MOWER BUSH HOG 3710 INDUSTRIAL JD 410D BACKHOE #801971, 7473HR EXTENDAHOE JD 401C #286539, 2403 HRS W/LDR 7' BKT

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Monitor heifer average daily gain (ADG) This Tip of the Week has been brought to you by DCHA and sponsored by Fermenten, brought to you by Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition. A heifer’s average daily gain (ADG) and cost per pound of gain are more sensitive metrics than cost per day, and more top managers are turning to them to assess heifer program performance. When used in conjunction with health records and visual observation, these assessments offer a better means to determine which animals have the potential to bring the most productivity and profitability. The concept of managing for average daily gain and feed efficiency is a model that has long been used by the beef feedlot industry, which is skilled at separating feed cost from fixed costs like yardage (or

housing) and labor. This perspective enables managers to increase income by increasing lean gain. To know which animals meet your goals for optimum growth, track heifers by cohort group. This enables you to account for seasonality of performance and helps fine-tune your management response to rearing challenges. Here are a few guidelines to see how your heifers stack up: • For the first 70 days of age, a reasonable ADG should be 1.7 to 2 pounds per day. This will be driven by colostrum management and the feeding program, as well as weather and animal comfort. • By six months of age, heifers should average at least 2 pounds of gain per day. • Your target for first breeding should be

based on size rather than age. Depending on breed and individual herd dynamics, heifers should be about 51 inches at the hip (for Holsteins) and about 55 percent of their dam’s mature body weight at breeding, and about 85 percent of their dam’s mature body weight at calving. To reach these ADG goals, proper protein nutrition is critical. Feed a rumen fermentation enhancer in heifer rations to provide essential nutrients that rumen microbes use to make more microbial protein for greater volumetric growth. The goal should be for heifers to look and perform like athletes, with strong muscle and bones and little fat. To learn more about helping your heifers reach their growth potential, visit AHDairy.com.

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Tuesday June 19th @ 6pm HELD AT C.V.L.M BEFORE THE BEEF SALE. THE SALE SO FAR CONSISTS OF 58 HOLSTEIN COWS. 6 TO 8 COWS ARE DUE IN JUNE. 14 COWS-FRESH IN THE LAST 6 WEEKS. THE REST ARE ALL DUE IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF LACTATION. ALL ANIMALS FROM BOTH SALES WILL ALL BE PREG CHECKED AND VACCINATED BEFORE HAND. CHARTING IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL OUT OF STATE BUYERS. TRUCKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL. CONSIGNMENTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR BOTH SALES.

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Why some apples fall farther from the tree by Miranda Reiman “Boy, if he isn’t a spitting image of his grandpa!” You’ve likely heard similar references before and they make this concept easy to grasp: Just like people, cattle don’t inherit genes equally. “Because of random assortment and recombination, or crossover events during the sperm or egg cell formation, they can get an unequal proportion of genetic material from their grandparents,” said Bob Weaber, Kansas State University animal scientists. Thus, an animal might

favor its maternal grandfather and look nothing like the paternal one — which matters in cattle herds where sires vary greatly for economically important traits. That’s just Mother Nature’s mechanism for maintaining genetic diversity in the population. “But from a geneticist’s perspective,” Weaber said, “we’re trying to figure out: Did they get a good assortment of genes or a bad assortment of genes from their parents?” The question is especially relevant in explaining variation in composite

cattle breeds and herds. More than a decade ago, Colorado State University professor Daryl Tatum noticed that variability when looking over the King Ranch’s Santa Gertrudis bulls. “They all were the same percentage of Brahman and Shorthorn breeding, but there was everything from what looked like straight Shorthorn to ones that looked like a big, old redcolored Brahman,” he said. “If the genes segregated so differently in these populations to where they looked so

much different, does it mean their meat quality was different as well?” So, the curious meat scientist studied it. Steers of known genotype, either a quarter Braham and three-quarters Hereford or halfand-half, were scored based on appearance to estimate their percentages of each breed. “We had some all over the spectrum based on phenotype,” Tatum said. The breed estimates for quarter-blood Brahmans came in anywhere from no Brahman influence to 9/16. Looking at the

half-bloods with each chromosome in the pair coming from different breeds would help. “You could do some pretty interesting things if you had those genotypes,” Weaber said. “You could optimize heterosis through different breeding structures.” Of course, making sure the genes from both sides of the pedigree are superior is an insurance policy. “You don’t dig yourself out of the hole just by crossbreeding,” he said. “The merits of the parents going into those systems are important,” especially for traits with moderate to high heritability where heterosis is low. “If you’ve got two parents that you put together, one excels and one does not, the rules of additive genetics suggest you’re likely going to produce an animal that’s somewhere near the middle.”

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half-bloods, estimates ranged from a quarter to 13/16 Brahman. “They were highly variable in appearance and we found it was correlated with tenderness,” he said. “At the end of the day, cattle that looked more Brahman produced tougher steaks than the ones that looked like they had less Brahman in them, even though they might have been the same actual percentage.” In steaks from cattle that appeared to have 1/8 or less Brahman breeding, the WarnerBratzler shear-force value (the standard mechanical measure of tenderness) was 3.88. That’s compared to a less desirable 4.91 rating for those with more than 50 percent Brahman influence. “We don’t have conclusive proof, but perhaps the cattle that looked less Brahman in phenotype actually have genes that are more like the other breed,” Tatum says. Scientists are anxious to use DNA technology for additional research. Weaber says variation in the progeny (F2) from two first-cross (F1) animals is more noticeable. “Where it becomes more complicated is when you breed a hybrid to a hybrid,” he said. “Even though the F2s have half of their genetic material from each breed on average, some re-pairing of chromosomes from the same breed occurs.” That explains why the heterosis advantage is diminished the second time around, though some will have more and others less than average. Using DNA to identify which ones were truly


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To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, June 11 • 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. 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 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 12:30 Produce, 1 pm Dairy. 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 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Regular Monday

schedule. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321. Tuesday, June 12 • 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, June 13 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com

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• 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 Thursday, June 14 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Em-

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pire 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 Thursday, June 14 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211. Friday, June 15 • Gene Woods Auction Service, Cincinnatus, NY. Pedersen Farms 100 head Holstein Cattle & some machinery. Gene Woods Auction Service, 607-863-3821 www.genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com • 4:00 PM: Wayne & Roxanne Force, 7819 High Rd., off CR 75, 4 mi. NE of Prattsburg, NY. Kubota BX2230 4wd w/deck, excellent contractor shop tools, antiques, household. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m Saturday, June 16 • 9:00 AM: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Watertown, NY. Jefferson County Area

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AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 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 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 3:00 PM: D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Dairy Day Special Feeder Sale. Every Wednesday following Dairy. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-369-8231 www.drchambersauction.com • 5:00 PM: Coleman’s, Rt. 17C, Barton, NY. Tractors, farm machinery & consignments. Goodrich Auction Service, 607-642-3293 Thursday, June 21 • Sharon Springs, NY. High Hill Farm Complete Dispersal. 120 plus head will sell. C/O Greg Law, owners. Managed by The Cattle Exchange. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 6:30 PM: 210 Pottsville St., Port Carbon, PA. 4.92 Approx. Industrial Acreage w/Building. Leaman Auctions, 717-4641128, cell 610-662-8149 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip #3721

Friday, June 22 • 6:00 PM: D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Horse Sales every other Friday. Tack at 1 pm, horses at 6 pm. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-3698231 www.drchambersauction.com Saturday, June 23 • 9:00 AM: Little Falls Groceries, 1972 St. Rt. 169, Little Falls, NY. Public Auction. Household Estate, Food, Consignments, Small Animals. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 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, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 • West Charleston, VT, Milking herd and bred heifer dispersal for Brian Dane. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 Friday, June 29 • 9:30 AM: Newark Valley, NY. Farm & Construction, Tractors and machinery. Consignments. Goodrich Auction Service,

607-642-3293 Monday, July 2 • Hosking Sales. Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Friday, July 6 • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Saturday, July 7 • Garden Time LLC in Glens Falls, NY. 3rd Annual Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 Friday, July 13 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, July 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 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 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 Ex-

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HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030 HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 • Fax 607-699-3661 www.hoskingsales.com 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

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 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

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

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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Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Selling Heavy Equipment, Trucks & Trailers. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:30 AM: RG Mason Auctions, 10784 Rt. 19, Filmore, NY. Sale of the Estate of Raymond Rink. RG Mason Auctions, 585567-8844. www.rgmason-auctions.com Monday, June 18 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. 1 pm dairy followed by sheep, lamb, goats, pigs & feeders. Calves & cull beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Tuesday, June 19 • 5:00 PM: 3660 Oatka Trail, Leroy, NY. Harmon Farms Machinery Auction selling all farm equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 5:00 PM: 5781 Curriers Road, Arcade, NY, approximately five miles north of Arcade, just south of Curriers, NY. Estate of Ronald “Ringo” Ring. Classic Car, equipment and tools. William Kent Inc., office 585-343-5449, cell 585-813-1760. Wednesday, June 20 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular


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change, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • Leyden, MA. Selling trucks, trailers, shop tools & farm equip. including pay loader and farm tractor for Zimmerman Livestock Trucking. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 Wednesday, July 25 • West Addison, VT. Bodette Farm Complete Equipment Dispersal. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 Thursday, July 26 • 6:00 PM: County Highway Maintenance Facility, Geneseo, NY. Livingston County Tax Title Auction. Thomas P. Wamp/Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Friday, July 27 • 10:00 AM: Haverling Central High School, Bath, NY. Steuben County Tax Title Auction. Thomas P. Wamp/Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Saturday, July 28 • 9:30 AM: Martins Country Market. 3rd Annual Large Summer Equipment Auction. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Sunday, July 29 • 10:00 AM: Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Rt. 29 & 392 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich, NY. Tri-State Antique Tractor Club Inc. antique Wheels and Iron Showw. 1st time consignment auction. Selling antique & modern farm, construction, gas engine, signs, toys, literature and related items. Show: Sat-Sun July 28-29. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m Friday, August 3 • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, August 4 • 10:00 AM: 1507 Pre-Emption Rd., Penn Yan, NY (Yates Co.). Real Estate Absolute Auction. 103 acre DeWick farm w/100 acres tillable, farmhouse, shop 2 machine sheds. Thomas P. Wamp/Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Wednesday, August 8 • 2:00 PM: Gehan Rd., off Rts. 5-20, 5 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. NY Steam Engine Assoc. 4th Annual Consignment Auction. 1st day of pageant of Steam Show Aug. 811. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-

396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m Thursday, August 9 • 1:00 PM: Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY. Farm & Equipment Auction. Next to Empire Farm Days Show. Farm Equipment, Tractors, Antique Equipment, Construction Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com Wednesday, August 15 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Wednesday, August 22 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Friday, August 24 • Barton, VT. Important Holstein Dispersal. More info soon. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, neks@together.net, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802626-8892 Saturday, August 25 • 9:00 AM: Penn Yan, NY. Finger Lakes Produce Auction Farm Machinery Consignment Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Thursday, September 6 • 1:00 PM: 10400 Gillette Rd., Alexander, NY. WNY Gas & Steam Engine Assoc. 2nd. Annual Consignment. 1st day of show Sept. 6-9. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m 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 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Town of Lansing Highway Dept., Rts. 34 & 34B, Lansing, NY. Municipal Surplus & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional 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, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 15 • 8:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, 6502 Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. Special Fall Consignment Auction. Farm & Construction Equipment. Heavy & Light Trucks. Consignments welcome. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515

www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, September 19 • 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 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, September 22 • 9:00 AM: Routes 39 & 219, Springville, NY. Lamb & Webster Used Equipment Auction. Farm Tractors & Machinery. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional 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, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, September 26 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, September 29 • Twister Valley, Fort Plain, NY. Power Sports Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 Saturday, October 6 • 9:00 AM: 145 Paul Rd., Exit 17, Rt. 390, Rochester, NY. Monroe County Municipal Equipment Auction. Heavy Construction Equipment, Cars & Trucks. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, October 13 • Hosking Sales. OHM Holstein Club Sale. Brad Ainslie sale chairman 315-822-6087. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, October 13 • 9:00 AM: Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY. Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com Wednesday, October 17 • 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 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, October 20 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 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 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Syracuse, NY (NYS Fairgrounds). Onondaga Co. area Municipal Equipment Auction. Municipal & Contrac-

tor Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, November 3 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Premier All Breed Sale. Call early to consign to make catalog & advertising deadlines. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, November 10 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, November 21 • 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 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Thursday, November 29 • Lampeter, PA. Destiny Road Holstein Dispersal. Jay Stolzfus, owner. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, December 1 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, 6502 Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. Special Winter Consignment Auction. Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks, Liquidations & Consignments. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional 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, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, December 12 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Wednesday, December 19 • 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 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558


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ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT June 4, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 89.50100; Breakers 75-80% lean 80-93; Boners 80-85% lean 88-91; Lean 85-90% lean 6085.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 80-200; 80-92# 80165; 70-80# 100-110; Vealers 100-120# 50-85; 90-100# 60-87.50; 80-90# 75-85; 7080# 60-73; 60-70# 45-65; Hols. Hfrs. 81-99# 75-110. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA June 6, 2012 Cows: Canners 41-81; Cutters 81.50-86; Util 86.50-93. Steers: Ch 114.50-120; Sel 103-115. Heifers: Ch 114-117.50; Sel 100-111.50. Calves: 27-147 ea. Feeders: 71-147 Sheep: 70 Lambs: 155-200 Goats: 70-270 ea.; Kids 40125 ea. Sows: 34 Hogs: 51-62 Feeder Pigs: 45-93 ea. Chickens: 1.50-10.50 Rabbits: 2-23.50 Ducks: 2.50-18 Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA June 5, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 55-70; Cutters 70-80; Util 78-85; Bulls 100-115; Steers 85-95; Hfrs. 75-90. Calves: Growers 1.50-2.10; Veal 90-100. Hogs: Sows 40; Feeders 4050. Sheep: .70-.78; Lambs 1.50-2. Goats: 110-160 ea; Billies 170-210 ea; Kids 30-45 ea.

NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA June 5, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 41-62; 61-75# 57-77; 76-95# 60-84; 96-105# 76-80; 106# & up 80-90. Farm Calves: 100-200/cwt Start Calves: 90-128/cwt Feeders: 70-129/cwt Heifers: 77-89/cwt Canners: 40-72/cwt Cutters: 73-82/cwt Utility: 83-92/cwt Sows: 39.50-53/cwt Hogs: 40/cwt Boars: 25/cwt Shoats: 77-100 ea. Feeder Pigs: 74-127 ea. Lambs: 100-145/cwt Sheep: 52.50-105/cwt Goats: 19-170 ea. Rabbits: 2-23 ea. Poultry: 3.50-25.50 ea. Hay: 3 lots, 2.50-3/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ May 29, 2012 Livestock Report: 37 Calves .10-2, Avg 1.15; 24 Cows 75.5-96.5, Avg .88; 3 Easy Cows .33-.49.5, Avg .39; 11 Feeders 300-600# .85-1.40, Avg 1.10; 9 Heifers .5491.05, Avg .90; 7 Bulls .84-1.09, Avg 1; 2 Steers .81.5-1.17, Avg 1.03; 2 Hogs .65-.80, Avg .73; 16 Sheep .40-1.60, Avg 1; 5 Lambs (ea) 23-104, Avg 63.50, (/#) 2-2.48, Avg 2.20; 26 Goats (ea) 60-165, Avg 112.50; 12 Kids (ea) 37-68, Avg 52.50. Poultry & Egg Report: Hvy. Fowl (ea) 2.75-7, (/#) 1.05; Pullets 3.75; Geese 7.50; Bantams 1.75; Roosters 5.25-9.50; Bunnies 1.753.50; Ducks 4-8; Rabbits 1.05-1.65; Pigeons 1.50-3. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.05-1.15; L .75; Brown Jum XL .80-1.25; L .70-1.15; M .70-1.15. Hay, Straw & Grass: 1 Alfalfa 4.80; 7 Mixed 2.80-3.40; 2 Timothy 4.30; 9 Grass 1.754.60; 1 Mulch .75; 1 Cedar Posts 80; 1 10x10 Dog Pen 125. Eggs: Goose .50; Green 1; Bantam .40; Duck 1.50; Guinea Hens 7. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY May 31, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 80-180; Grower bull over 92# 100-220; 8092# 75-235; Bob Veal 10-75. Cull Cows: Gd 77-93; Lean

45-85; Hvy. Beef 75-103. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 900-1500; Springing cows 850-1450; Springing Hfrs. 900-1550; Bred Hfrs. 750-1250; Fresh Hfrs. 8001600; Open Hfrs. 400-850; Started Hfrs. 150-400; Service Bulls 400-1000. Beef: Feeders 60-125. Lamb/Sheep: Market 100220; Slaughter Sheep 25-65. Goats: Billies 75-180; Nannies 65-120; Kids 10-80. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY June 4, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 180-205; 80-92# 150-175; Bob Veal 78-84. Cull Cows: Gd 83-88; Lean 79-83; Hvy. Beef Bulls 97101. Beef: Veal 1.20/#; beef/hfrs. 87-92; Hols. steers 94-99. Lamb/Sheep: Market 160180; Slaughter Sheep 71-73. Goats: Billies 160-200; Nannies 75-87.50; Kids 65-80. Swine: Hog 73-81; Boar 4752. No Sale May 28 - June 1. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY May 30, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 140-200; Grower Bulls over 92# 150205; 80-92# 145-210; Bob Veal 30-85. Cull Cows: Gd 78-89; Lean 68-84; Hvy. Beef 92-98. Beef: Ch 109-115; Hols. Ch 101-105; Sel 95-97. Lambs: Feeder 170-220; Market 150-200; Slaughter Sheep 85-102. Goats: Kids 175-210 Swine: Sow 44-47; Feeder Pig (/hd) 45-60. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY May 30, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 85-150; Grower Bull over 92# 170-215; 8092# 140-200; Bob Veal 1045. Cull Cows: Gd 77-86; Lean 65-76; Hvy. Beef 90-98. Beef: Feeders 110-135; Hols. Ch 99-110. Lamb/Sheep: Market 170; Slaughter Sheep 38-45. Goats: Nannies 125; Kids 35. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY May 31, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 80-162.50; Grower Bulls over 92# 110212.50; 80-92# 150-215; Bob Veal 30-77.50. Cull Cows: Gd 86-94; Lean 70-87; Hvy. Beef Bulls 89101.

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PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY May 31, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 150-210; Grower Bulls over 92# 175195; 80-92# 170-197.50; Bob Veal 30-70. Cull Cows: Gd 78-91.50; Lean 77-86.50; Hvy. Beef Bulls 96.50-101.50. Beef: Hols. Ch 95-102 Lamb/Sheep: Market 110170; Slaughter Sheep 98157.50. Goats: Kids 170-202.50. BATH MARKET Bath, NY May 29, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 100-140; Grower Bulls over 92# 190230; 80-92# 200-220; Bob Veal 30-70. Cull Cows: Gd 80-88; Lean 72-80. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Penn Yan, NY May 23, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 78-90; Canners/Cutters 60-82. Dairy Bulls for Slaughter: HY Util 84-100. Dairy Replacements (/hd): No Report Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95110# 50-70; 80-95# 4567.50; 60-80# 40-65; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 76-105. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: bull over 95# 95-210; 80-95# 85-225; 70-80# 75-200; Hfr. Calves 100-185. Beef Calves Ret. to Feed: bull over 95# 125-200. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 118-127; Sel 109-114; Hols. Ch grain fed 96-110; Sel 8293. Hogs: Slgh. Hogs US 1-3 60-80; Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 125-280. Market Lambs: No Report Slaughter Sheep: M 30-60 Goats: Billies L 110 up, 95-

130. FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY May 30, 2012 Flowers: Flats 1-10; Flats (vegetable) 1-13; Hanging Baskets 3-14; Planters 1035; Pots .10-3.50. Produce: Asparagus (bunch) 3.30-3.65; Beets (bunch) .60-1.20; Black Raspberry Plants 3-4; Eggs (dz) .17-1; Lettuce (hd) .02.55; Peas (1/2 bu) 11-31; Spring Onions (bunch) .25-1; Strawberries (qt) 1.60-4.10; Tomatoes (25#) 32.50-61. Produce Mon. @ 10 am Wed. & Fri. at 9 am sharp, Hay Auctions Fridays@ 11:15. FINGER LAKES FEEDER SALE Penn Yan, NY June 1, 2012 Beef Steers: 301-500# 117166; 501-700# 98-159; 701# & up 88-148. Beef Heifers: 301-500# 118161; 501-700# 96-157; 701# & up 89-158. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 102.50-159; 501-700# 86129; 701# & up 90-126. Hols: 301-500# 88-105; 501700# 84-96; 701# & up 8286. Bred Replacements: 8101460. Families: 1270-1280. FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY June 4, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .70-.90; Canners/Cutters .58-.70;

Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .72-.95. Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# 1.50-2.45; up to 95# .10-2; Hols. under 100# 2. Dairy: Milking age up to 1800; Bred Hfrs. up to 1300; Open Hfrs. up to 870; Hfr. calves 225. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA May 23, 2012 Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 Hols. 1324-1404# 97-99; Sel 1-3 1472# 103. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 93; Breakers 75-80% lean 8991, lo dress 82.50; Boners 80-85% lean 84-88, hi dress 89.50-90.50, lo dress 81.50, very lo dress 75.50; Lean 8590% lean 77.50-83.50, hi dress 84-87, lo dress 72-78;, very lo dress 66-68.50; Light Lean 85-92% lean 74, lo dress 65-68, very lo dress 51-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12381908# 97.50-106.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers Hols. L 3 296-398# 99-117; 812# 94. Holstsein Bull Calves: No. 1 94-116# 175-217; 84-88# 195-230; No. 2 94-118# 155180; 80-90# 150-175; No. 3 74-112# 110-155; Util 62-98# 42-95. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 85-110# 220-290/hd; No. 2 75-100# 135-165/hd. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 240-250# 105-110; Sows US 1-3 340350# 145-165/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 30-45# 28-60; Roasting Pigs 130200# 32-90 Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 44-66# 155-195; 72-

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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT June 4, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .50-.65; 6175# 1.30-1.45; 76-90# 1.601.70; 91-105# 1.75-1.85; 106# & up 1.90-1.95. Farm Calves: 2-2.15 Started Calves: .70-.85 Veal Calves: 1.15-1.60 Feeder Steers: 1-1.05 Beef Steers: .95-1.05 Stock Bull: 1.4250-1.5250 Beef Bull: .9250-1.12 Feeder Pigs (ea): 75-100 Sheep (ea): 75-125 Lambs (ea): 130-170 Goats (ea): 95-150; Kids 35125. Canners: up tp 80.50 Cutters: .81-.84 Utility: .85-.8725 Rabbits: 6-22 Chickens: 5-30 Ducks: 10-22 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt


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88# 177.50-205; Ewes Gd 23 154-178# 80-100; 236# 50. Slaughter Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 50-65# 85-110; 90# 170; Sel 2 under 20# 25; 3040# 30-55; 45-70# 57-105; Nannies Sel 1 100-130# 130140; Sel 2 90-150# 70-120; Billies Sel 1 150# 160. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA June 5, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 1225-1570# 112-117; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 1330-1725# 107.50-114; Ch 1480-1630# 102.50-106.5; Sel & Lo Ch 1340-1705# 97.50-102; 1 Hfr 1465# 92; 1 Hols. 1660# 104.50; Hfrs. Ch 1270-1445# 117-123.50; Sel 1045-1450# 111-115. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 88-96; 1 Hfr 106; Boners 85.50-92.50; Lean 86-96; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 7284.50; Shelly 76-87; Shelly 70 & dn. Bulls: 1310-1740# 94-101. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 9301005# 92.50-107; Hols. 470965# 86-110; 1 Jers w/hrns 490# 75; Feeder Hfrs. M & L1 295-805# 137-152; Feeder Bulls M1 295# 150; Hols 390-450# 101; 1 HD 970# 100.50. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 80-115# 200-212; No. 2 75-100# 190-200; No. 3 65-125# 102-187; Util 60-90# 40-9. Swine: Hogs 225-286# 65.75-66.50; Sow 370-480# 48.50-50. 490-605# 47.53.25; Couple Thin & Weak 44. & Down Goats (/hd): Small/Thin/Bottle 20-80. Fancy Kids 130.140.; Small Fleshy 85.-100.; Fleshy 107.-125. Lambs: Gd & Ch 20-45# 155-175; 55-65# 165-174; 70-100# 167-187. Sheep (all wts): 46-75 Sale every Tuesday 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. Special Fed Cattle Sales June 5 & 19. State Graded Feeder Pig Sale June 22. No Sale Tues., July 3. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA May 29, 2012 Rabbit Family: 17-20 Rabbits: 5.-16 Bunnies: 1.75-14.50 Hens: 3.50-7.25 Roosters: 1.-8. Pullets: 1.-6.50 Peeps: .50-2.50 Turkeys: 13.-26. Turkey Keets: 3.75-4.25 Turkey Pullets: 3.25-5.50 Ducklings: 2.-4.25 Ducks: 4.50-6.50

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Eighty-Four Roller Pigeons: 2.50-3.25 Guinea Pigs: .50-2.50 Hamster: .50 Pheasants: 2.-24. Mice: .50-1 Quail: 6 Eggs (/dz): XL Brown 1.301.55; L Brown 1.20; M Brown .70-.95; Fertile Mixed Color & Sizes 1.; Fertile Guinea 4; Fertile Pekin Duck 2.75; 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 7:30 - 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC June 4, 2012 Holstein Steers: Hi Ch up to 102-103.50; Ch 2-3 13501450# 96-99.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 77-89; Boners 77-82.50; Lean 71-83.50. Feeder Bulls: L 1 400-500# 168-177; L 2 500-600# 110120. Feeder Heifers: L 1 450# 132; L 2 500-700# 84-91. Calves: Bull Calves No. 1 94-138# 195-215; 80-92# 210-227; No. 2 94-124# 182207; No. 2 78-92# 170-205; No. 3 76-124# 145-185; Util 70-104# 50-75; 58-68# 1035; Hfrs. No. 1 94-124# 197227; No. 2 80-106# 145-180. Sows: 400-550# 46-51. Boars: 244# 39. Lambs: Ch 2-3 48-52# 140150; 60-62# 180-185; Ewes Util 1-2 126# 52. Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 3040# 60-77; 50-60# 80; 80# 110; Sel 3 50-60# 57-80; Nannies Sel 1 100# 120-130; Sel 2 80-100# 100-117; Sel 3 80-100# 70-77. EarCorn: 4 lds, 150-230/ton. Oats: 1 ld, 6.50/bu Hay (/ton): 6 lds, Grass 160245; Mixed 125-175; Timothy/Grass 215. Straw: 4 lds, 170-240/ton.

EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA May 21, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 2-3 1120-1240# 111-116; Sel 1-2 1090-1385# 102-109; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 1400# 118.50; Sel 1205-1465# 109.50-113. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 99-106; Breakers 75-80% lean 94.50-98.50; Boners 80-85% lean 86.50-92, hi dress 94.50, lo dress 85; Lean 8590% lean 77-83, hi dress 8486, lo dress 72-76. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12051660# 104-117; YG 2 12801680# 92-99. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 185; 500-600# 146; 800-900# 138; M&L 2 800900# 115. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 150-162.50, one at 177.50; 600-700# 139; 700900# 107-118; M&L 2 400500# 120; 600-700# 115. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 500600# 150; 700-800# 117.50119. Ret. to Farm Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 85-120# 240265; No. 2 80-120# 180-230; No. 3 80-120# 120-170; Util 70-120# 65-100; Beef type 100-255# 182.50-215. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 265-290# 56-59; Boars 380# 15. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40# 175; 60-80# 142.50-170; 80# 163; 100# 161; Ewes Gd 1-2 155-230# 58-68. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 50# 107.50; Sel 2 30-40# 2037.50; Billies Sel 1 130# 112.50/cwt; Sel 2 95# 102.50. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA May 21, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1362-1582# 123.50127.50; Ch 2-3 1244-1510# 118-123.50; full/YG 4-5 115.50; 1602-1682# 115119; Sel 1-3 1152-1412# 114-117; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-

3 1348-1550# 106.50109.50; Ch 2-3 1244-1594# 101.50-106.50; 1782# 101; Sel 1-3 1070-1326# 95100.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1142-1350# 118-123; Ch 2-3 1106-1398# 114117.50; Sel 1-3 1128# 113. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 98; Breakers 75-80% lean 90.75-95.50, hi dress 97.50, lo dress 85.50-91.25; Boners 80-85% lean 86.50-91, hi dress 90.25-93.50, lo dress 81.75-86, very lo dress 7377.50; Lean 85-90% lean 81.50-87.50, hi dress 87.5091.50, lo dress 76-81, very lo dress 68.50-75; Light Lean 85-92% lean 78-81.50, lo dress 72-76, very lo dress 62-70. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10601996# 98-110; hi dress 11250, very hi dress 140,2148-2150# 98-104; YG 2 1086# 90. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 525# 151; 786-860# 110125; M&L 2 640-660# 106112.50; Hols. L 3 255# 102.50; 490# 113; 895# 108; Hfrs. M&L 1 430-480# 140155; 508-605# 137.50-155; M&L 2 407# 140; 735# 100; Bulls M&L 1 430-460# 157.50-187.50; 540-580# 132-145; Hols. Bulls L 3 354# 117; 856# 99. Ret. to Farm Hols. Bull Calves: No. 1 Hols. 94-122# 227.50-242.50; 82-92# 230247.50; No. 2 94-122# 190227.50; 76-92# 195-235; No. 3 70-120# 110-195; Util 56108# 40-115; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 98# 230; No. 2 70-88# 100170. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 49-68# 180-210; 70109# 180-230; 112-122# 170-227.50; Yearlings 91# 157.50; Ewes Gd 2-3 134164# 67.50-70, 214-267# 6062.50; Rams 156# 90. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 50-75# 115-155; Sel 2 under 20# 12.50-35; 20-40# 32.5067.50; 45-55# 77-110; Nannies Sel 1 120-160# 137.50165.50; Sel 2 90-130# 115-

140; Sel 3 90-130# 70-75; Billies Sel 1 130# 200; Wethers Sel 1 160# 215; Sel 2 170# 180. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA May 31, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1258-1490# 124.50; Ch 2-3 1270-1358# 118.50122.50; Sel 1-2 1295-1360# 114.50-117.50. Slaughter Hols. Steers: Sel 1-2 1505-1550# 94-97.50 Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1210-1340# 118-121; Sel 1-2 1030-1060# 117.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 91-97, Hi Dress 100.50; Boners 80-85% lean 86-89.50, hi dress 90.50-91, lo dress 80.50-81; Lean 8590% lean 78-83, lo dress 74.50-76. Slaughter Bulls: YG 2 1565-2280# 98.50-99. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 400-500# 137.50-147.50; 500-700# 132.50-135. Hfrs. M&L 2 300-500# 130-135; L 3 600-700# 100. Bulls M&L 1 500-700# 132.50-147.50. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 85-120# 180-200; No. 2 80-120# 155-175; No. 3 80-120# 90-145; Util 70-120# 50-80; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 80100# 205-215. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 250-270# 69-70; 40-45% lean 218258# 62.50-65. Lambs: Ch 2-3 35-54# 150155. Ewes: Util 1-2 144-202# 4052.50. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA June 2, 2012 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 190 Mixed Hay: 5 lds, 100-215; Rd. bale 25. Timothy: 2 lds, 170-180 Grass: 12 lds, 85-290 Straw: 6 lds, 120-200 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA June 1, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 2-3 1310-1365# 116-122; Hols. Ch 2-3 1435-1440# 99103; Sel 1-3 1105-1390# 93.50-94.50; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 11655-1300# 113-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 89-95; Breakers 75-80% lean 8492, hi dress 92.50-95, lo dress 80-84; Boners 80-85% lean 82-89, hi dress 89-93, lo dress 78-82; Lean 85-90% lean 79.50-87, hi dress 8789.50, lo dress 72-79.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9002060# 100-109.50, hi dress 109.50-118, lo dress 92-100. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 114-128# 165-175; 98112# 184-193; 86-96# 175-

180; No. 2 80-128# 170-182; No. 3 80-130# 160-165; 7278# 130; Util 60-110# 17-40; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-115# 200-240; No. 2 80-110# 130185. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA No report LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA May 30, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 2-3 1310-1365# 116-122; Hols. Ch 2-3 1435-1440# 99103; Sel 1-3 1105-1390# 93.50-94.50; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 11655-1300# 113-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 91.5094, hi dress 97-98; Breakers 75-80% lean 84-89, hi dress 89-91.50; Boners 80-85% lean 84-87, hi dress 88-90; Lean 85-90% lean 74-79.50, hi dress 80.50-841, lo dress 68-71.50. Bulls: YG 1 1355-2100# 95103.50, lo dress 93.50. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 190-225; 80-90# 200-230; No. 2 85125# 165-195; No. 3 80120# 120-170; Util 70-110# 25-75; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90# 240. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 20-40# 217.50227.50; Ch 40-60# 185-205; 60-80# 182.50-183; Ewes 105-140# 72-84. Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 8284; Sel 2 40-60# 64-72.50; Sel 3 20-40# 15-27.50; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 167.50; Sel 3 50-80# 50-58; Billies Sel 3 50-100# 70. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA May 29, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1360-1530# 120-123; Ch 2-3 1245-1470# 117.50120.50; 1585-1675# 113.50118.50 Sel 1-3 1070-1550# 110-115; Return To Feed 950-1065# 93-103 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1365-1530# 106-109 Ch 2-3 1200-1555# 100-105.50 Sel 1-3 10601525# 89-95 Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1160-1210# few 118 Ch 2-3 1010-1340# 115-117 Sel 1-3 1050-1150# 105-110 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% Avg Dress 89-90; Breakers 75-80% lean 84.50-89.50, Avg Dress 8387 hi dress 87-89; Boners 80-85% lean 80-85, Avg Dress 78-82; Lean 85-90% lean 76-81, Avg Dress 74-80, lo dress 68.50-71; Light Lean 85-92% very lo dress 55-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10501605# 96-106.50; hi dress 107-110; lo dress 1860-


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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA June 4, 2012 Steers: Ch 110-114; Gd 102108. Heifers: Ch 108-112; Gd 100-106. Cows: Util & Comm. 82-91; Canner/lo Cutter 80 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 92-98 Bulls: YG 1 85-92 Cattle: Steers 85-140; Bulls 80-120; Hfrs. 90-130. Calves: Ch 130-175; Gd 90100; Std 15-85; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 140-220. Hogs: US 1-2 60-62; US 1-3 55-59; Sows US 1-3 30-48; Boars 21-60. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 20-50# 35-50.

Sheep: Lambs Ch 160-180; Gd 140-160; Sl. Ewes 55-80. Goats: 30-210. MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA June 4, 2012 Grass: 210-230 Mixed Hay: 160-175 Round Bales: 75-100 LG Bales 115 Straw: 165 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA June 4, 2012 Roosters: 5.50 Hens: .50-3.50 Banties: 1-2.50 Pigeons: 1 Ducks: 8 Geese: 10-14 Guineas: 3.50 Turkeys: 11-17 Bunnies: 1-6 Rabbits: 8-14 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA May 31, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1320-1600# 120-123, few to 124.50; Ch 2-3 11801650# 116.50-119.50; Sel 13 1060-1345# 113-116; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1310-1560# 108-110; Ch 2-3 1330-1615# 103-106; Sel 2-3 1175-1445# 96-101. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1135-1375# 115-118; Sel 2-3 1135-1340# 110-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 84-88, hi dress 92-95; Breakers 7580% lean 84-88, hi dress 9095, lo dress 80-83; Boners 80-85% lean 82-86.50, hi dress 89-93, lo dress 78-81; Lean 88-90% lean 79.5083.50, hi dress 84-87.50, lo dress 73-78.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12552060# 105-108, lo dress 99104.50. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 165-175; 98-112# 184-193; 86-96# 175-180; No. 2 80-128# 170-182; No. 3 80-130# 160-165; 72-78# 130; Util 60-110# 17-44. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-115# 200-240; No. 2 80110# 130-185. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA June 4, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Non-Traditional, Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 50-60# 160-180; 6080# 162-183; 80-90# 154-

170; 90-110# 152-158; 150200# 122-134; Fancy 50-70# 192-212; 90-110# 178. Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 156182# 177-210; 60-80# 146161; 80-90# 151-169; 90110# 146-166; 130-250# 144; Hair 40-60# 150-160; 60-80# 144-170, 80-110# 139-160. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 100-150# 64-80; 150200# 61-74; 200-300# 65-68; Util 1-2 thin flesh 100-150# 42-60; 150-200# 56. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 20-40# 85-101; 40-60# 119154; 60-80# 158-175; 90100# 192-200; Sel 2 20-40# 60-86; 40-60# 96-134; 6080# 140-156; Sel 3 20-40# 27-59; 40-60# 58-79; 60-80# 85-102; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80-130# 140-156; 130-180# 167-184; Sel 2 80-130# 126141; Sel 3 50-80# 80-96; 80130# 106-120; Wethers Sel 1 100-150# 208-230; 150-200# 265-290 Sel 2 100-110# 192197; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100150# 220-245; 150-250# 265-290; Sel 2 100-150# 172-190; NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to two weeks ago corn sold .40-.45 lower, wheat sold .45-.50 lower, barley sold .70-.80 lower, Oats sold .10 to .15 lower & Soybeans sold .30-.40 lower. EarCorn sold steady. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.97-6.45, Avg 6.24, Contracts 5.25-5.42; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.92-6.62, Avg 6.22, Contracts 6.15-6.21; Barley No. 3 Range 3.65-4, Avg 3.90, Contracts 4; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50-4.80, Avg 4.65; Soybeans No 2 Range 12.69-13.37, Avg 13.05, Contracts 12-12.29; EarCorn 180. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.20-6.80, Avg 6.53; Barley No. 3 Range 5; Oats No. 2 3.50-5, Avg 4.16; Soybeans No. 2 Range 12.4213.70, Avg 12.96; EarCorn Range 195-220, Avg 207.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-6.45, Avg 6.18; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.306.40, Avg 5.79; Barley No. 3 Range 3.75-4.75, Avg 4.19; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-4.25, Avg 3.81; Soybeans No. 2 Range 12.35-13.75, Avg 12.87; EarCorn 180-195, Avg 187.50. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn

No. 2 Range 6.15-6.49, Avg 6.29; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.22-6.90, Avg 6.51; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50; Soybeans No. 2 Range 12.80-13.23, Avg 12.96; Gr. Sorghum 5.92. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.97-6.80, Avg 6.32, Month Ago 6.76, Year Ago 8.37; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.30-6.62, Avg 6.05, Month Ago 6.11, Year Ago 7.49; Barley No. 3 Range 3.65-5, Avg 4.15, Month Ago 4.85, Year Ago 7.73; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5, Avg 4.15, Month Ago 4.28, Year Ago 4.19; Soybeans No. 2 Range 12.35-13.75, Avg 12.95, Month Ago 13.88, Year Ago 14.07; EarCorn Range 180220; Avg 194, Month Ago 20, Year Ago 210. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.42-6.29, Avg 6.02; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.57; Oats No. 2 3.80-5.30, Avg 4.27; Soybeans No. 2 12.99. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary June 1, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 120-123; Ch 1-3 115121; Sel 1-2 110-116; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 106-110; Ch 2-3 103-107; Sel 1-2 94-101. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 1-3 114-118; Sel 1-2 110-114. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 81-87; Boners 80-85% lean 76-86; Lean 8590% lean 69-79. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 109-114; Avg dress 95.50105; lo dress 88-95. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 162-185; 500-700# 145-160; M&L 2 300-500# 140-162; 500-700# 132-137. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 130-155; 500-700# 131-155; M&L 2 300-500# 120-140; 500-700# 120-132. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 157-187.50; 500-700# 145-177; M&L 2 300-500# 127-140; 500-700# 130-135. Vealers: Util 60-120# 30-75. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-120# 200-240, late week sales 165-200; 80-90# 210-230, late week sales 185-210; No. 2 95-120# 175210, late week 150-165; 8090# 175-210; No. 3 80-120# 130-170; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84105# 195-245, few to 280; No. 2 80-105# 100-185. Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 4954% lean 220-270# 63-66; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6062. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 4246; 500-700# 51-52. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-25# 210-230; 25-30# 145-180; 30-40# 130-140; 40-50# 120-140; 50-60# 110140; 60-70# 140; US 2 2030# 170-200; 30-40# 130165; 50-60# 115-125. Slaughter Sheep Lambs Ch

& Pr 2-3 40-60# 202-222; 6080# 192-214; 80-110# 191208; Ch 1-3 40-60# 177-210; 60-80# 170-188; 80-110# 168-186; Ewes Gd 2-3 100150# 84-100; 150-200# 7082; Util 1-2 100-150# 58-70. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 20-40# 102-112; 40-60# 128160; 60-80# 152-196; 80100# 170-182; Sel 2 20-40# 78-102; 40-60# 122-147; 6080# 144-178; 80-100# 160172; Sel 3 20-40# 58-70; 4060# 98-110; 60-80# 108-150; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 160178; 130-180# 185-197; Sel 2 50-80# 106-108; 80-130# 138-157; 130-180# 156-168; Sel 3 50-80# 80-112; 80130# 112-136; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 245-257 150-250# 268-300; Sel 2 100-150# 175-207; 150-250# 200-247; Sel 3 100-150# 166-185. 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 sold steady to 10 lower & straw sold mostly steady. Alfalfa 120325; Mixed Hay 100-325; Timothy 100-210; Straw 100160; Mulch 70. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 96 lds, 39 Straw; Alfalfa 150290; Mixed Hay 70-325; Timothy 150-330; Grass 70-300; Straw 90-210. Diffenbach Auct, May 28, 36 lds Hay, 10 lds Straw. Alfalfa 200-290; Mixed Hay 100-325; Timothy 220-330; Grass 90-300; Straw 110180. Green Dragon, Ephrata: June 1, 18 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Alfalfa 132-225; Mixed Hay 100-215; Timothy 200-220; Grass Hay 122-210; Straw 117-190. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: May 31, 19 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 205; Mixed Hay 75-285; Timothy 130; Grass 185-280; Straw 90-210. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: May 30, 23 lds Hay, 11 Straw. Alfalfa 195-210; Mixed Hay 70-225; Timothy 205-225; Grass 70-250; Straw 95-200. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 77 Loads Hay, 13 Straw. Alfalfa 150-190; Mixed Hay 50-290; Timothy 170-315; Grass 85-290; Straw 110205. Belleville Auct, Belleville: May 30, 12 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Mixed 122.50-222.50; Straw 110-150. Dewart Auction, Dewart: May 28, 5 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Mixed Hay 150-290. Greencastle Livestock: May 28 & 31, 4 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Mixed Hay 50-87.50;

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2250# 88-91.50. Feeder Cattle: No Report Steers: M 1 655 # 140; 765# 132 M 2 300-465# 132-160; 535# 107. Holstein Steers: L 3 240335# 90-105; 580-875# 86107. Heifers: M 1 500-610# 130135; 755-900# 106-127, Herefords 94 M & L 2 355500# 110-127. M & L 320455# 67-105; 560# 97. Bulls : M 1 335# 150. M & L 2 290-500# 112-145; 925950# 85-99. M 3 455-475# 90-99. Holstein Bulls: L 3 385475# 85-92; 530-780# 83-87. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# Holstein Bulls Calves: No. 1 95-120# 200-227; 80-90# 220-242. No. 2 95-125# 180207; 75-90# 170-222. No. 370-125# 120-132. Uti. 6085# 42-115 Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-100# 195-200. No. 2 70120# 95-155. Holstein Beef Cross Calves: 105# 200. Slaughter Hogs: No Report Barrows & Gilts: 49-54 pct. lean 225-270# 63-64.50; 280-330#63-64, Single 67. 45-50 pct. lean 245-258# 6164; 290-330# 56.50-62. Sows: U.S. 1-3 415-465# 4448.50; 517-650# 46.50-53. Boars: 475-530# 22.5023.50. Feeder Pigs: U.S. 1-3 40# 40; 60-90# 56-70. Roasting Pigs 180# 66.50 per cwt. Slaughter Sheep: No Report Lambs: Ch 2-3 45-65# 167185; 80# 180. Yearlings: 105-150# 100122. Ewes: Good 2-3 137# 67. Slaughter Goats: No Report Kids: Sel 1 85-90# 112-135. Sel 2 unde 20LB 10.; 20-40# 22-72; 45-60# 60-125. Nannies: Sel 1 140-170# 127-162. Sel 2 100-130# 100-140. Sel 3 80-90# 80-85. Billies: Sel 1 150-200# 172234, Fancy 290. Slaughter Wethers: Sel 1 170# 242-252.


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2323 3 - Littlee Chenango o Countyy Gentleman'ss Farm.. 8 acres, 6 acres in fields. 2 story barn with drive in mow. Stalls for 15 head of cattle and two box stalls for horses and chickens. 2 stall shop and garage building with power. Good 3 bdrm farm house in good shape. This would make a great little farm to have a garden, raise a beef cow or two, have horses and chickens. Live self-sufficient. Schools, shopping and hospitals all within minutes. Very nice area of n reduced d to o $89,000. Great buy on a Central NY. Pricee hass been neat little place. da Countyy - 258 8 acree dairyy farm, 80 ac tillable, good 2308 8 - Oneid well drained flat ground all in hay. Balance woods and pasture. Nice 56 stall 2 story dairy barn ready to milk, nice barn to work in. Good 2 story remodeled 6 bdrm, 3 bath home. 3 out buildings for machinery storage and young stock. Year round trout stream. A nice farm to milk a small dairy or would be excellent for beef or horses. Lots of additional land to rent for little or nothing. Nice area to live, hiking, skiing, and snowmobile trails close by. Farm is priced to sell. . . . . . . . .Askingg $429,000. That's $1662 per acre with good buildings.

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2317 7 - Nearr Cortland. Intensive grazing dairy operation on 62 acres all in high tensile fencing with 30 additional acres rented. Good 2 story dairy barn with 65 ties, ready to milk. Good 40x60 Morton Machinery building for young stock and machinery. 2 story 4 bdrm farm house with new furnace and septic. Farm makes a good dairy farm but is also very suitable for beef, horses and making hay. Great location close to I81 and Cortland. Machinery and AG dealers all close by. Just 20 mins north of Binghamton. Beautiful setting overlooking the Cortland Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $259,900 2 - Jefferson 2312 n Countyy Farm - 190 acres located on a quiet road. 70 tillable acres good well drained soils all in hay. 20 acres pasture, balance woods. Modern 36x100 2 story barn. 32 tie stalls. One large calving pen, enclosed manure room. Two good machinery buildings. This is a very nice little barn to milk a small dairy, raise beef or horses. Good 2 story 5 bdrm farm house w/new windows and siding. This farm could be organic. Close to machinery, grain dealers, and shopping. . . . . . . . Ownerss havee reduced d thee pricee from m $385,000 0 to o $300,000. $1500 per acre w/buildings. Great buy on a nice little farm. 2256 6 - Madison n Coun ntyy Freee stalll Operation. 210 acres 150 acres of very productive tillable land. 2 barns with 280 free stalls. Double 10 rapid exit parlor. Large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 5 bedroom home with 2 baths. Several custom operators in the area for harvesting and planting feed. This farm is turnkey, ready to milk. Good farming area, agricultural and machinery businesses all close by . .Askingg $550,000, owners will consider offer. 2337 7 -137 7 acree parcell off baree land. Located mins south of Utica, NY. 30 acres in fields rented to local farmer. 20 acres of pasture balance woods. 2 man-made stocked fish ponds. Lots of deer and turkey. Property would make an excellent place to build or have for the weekend. Property is mins from the Brookfield Equine Trail System. Priced right. . .Askingg $195,000. Note* Owner would consider holding a large mortgage with a qualified buyer.

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JUN 14 Agroforestry Workshop Wichland Woods, Nelson, NH. 10 am - noon. Learn about fungi inoculation, habitat and harvest! Take home knowledge on how you can better manage your own woodland as well.. Contact Conservation District, 603756-2988 ext.115, e-mail sharlene@cheshireconser vation.org. On Internet at www.cheshireconservation. org Nitrogen Management Windyhurst Farm, Rt. 63, Westmoreland NH. 10 am noon. Learn how the tools of the trade can assist you in meeting the nitrogen needs of your crops and the benefits of having a nutrient management plan. 2 pesticide credits available to participants. . Contact Conser-

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JUN 19 Breeding & Genetics: Considerations for Organic Dairy Farms Online. For more information or to register visit www. extension.org/pages/25242. JUN 27 New Urban Farmers: Community Partner Agricultural Model Pawtucket, RI. 1-3 pm.. On Internet at www. ecolandscaping.org JUL 12 Early Successional Habitat Duck Hole, Marlow NH. 10 am - noon. Directions upon request. Join us for a site walk & discussion at a successful location & learn more about young woodland wildlife habitat! Contact Conservation District, 603756-2988 ext. 115, e-mail sharlene@cheshireconser vation.org. On Internet at www.cheshireconservation. org JUL 14 Internal Parasite Management for Small Ruminants Heifer Learning Center at Overlook Farm, Rutland, MA. 10 am - 3:30 pm. Participants will learn about getting the most from the chemical dewormers available, best management practices from the barn to the pasture, genetic selection of sheep and goats for better parasite resistance, alternative forages and other non-chemical treatment and prevention methods. Participants will also have the opportunity to be FAMACHA certified. Cost: $40 registration fee includes lunch, resource materials, and FAMACHA cards and certification. Contact Sam Anderson, 978-654-6745 sanderson@comteam.org. On Internet at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e= 001GzQOOsimNOu WexqutxtMA33GOYw-GL_JDWLeLgXt2Wa-DVAdrk MQ8S2678o3ONr0q NbeTiO3HfM-mN5VECm DzPRphIqX1pZVCAyiV6B0J S8J-2NNhANnflOb_ uCX5lboNfY0_oJ7wV6VFjjivbTFygm8U8zDheYJXK4id 8puw= JUL 21 Pastured Poultry Farm Tour Pete & Jen’s Backyard Birds, Concord, MA . 1 -3 pm. Get a close-up look at one of Massachusetts’ most successful pastured poultry enterprises.. Contact Sam Anderson, 978-654-6745 sanderson@ comteam.org. On Internet at http://nesfp.nutrition.tufts. edu/training/poultrytour.ht ml AUG 2 Livestock Feeds and Nutrition Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Road, Grafton MA . 10 am - 3 pm. This workshop will focus on feed options and nutritional requirements for pigs, cattle, sheep, or goats. Cost: $40 registration fee includes lunch and resource materials. Contact Sam Anderson, 978-654-6745 mailto: sanderson@comteam.org. On Internet at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e= 001GzQOOsimNOuKC9GIG md4-pQWviTUqbkKqHPpt YsUdKCIOkB-HBs CS_BzZb38I9hBRSZOrb CfPQCXx3sDBYAvwIlQTrF4

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1 Week $11.95 per zone / 2+ Weeks $10.95 per zone per week 1 Week $12.25 per zone / 2+ Weeks $11.25 per zone per week meeting room). 11 am. Dr. Geof Smith will discuss these critical points and give an overview of how drug residue testing in milk and meat is implemented in the US. Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1). On Internet at www.worlddairyexpo.com Building U.S. Agricultural Exports: One BRIC at a Time Alliant Energy Center, 1919

Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI (Mendota 2 meeting room). 1 pm. Brazil, Russia, India and China, also known as BRIC, have huge buying power, Jason Henderson will discuss this growing market and how it will affect agricultural exports and global food production. Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1). On Internet at www.worlddairyexpo.com


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SEE ONE OF THESE AUTHORIZED KUBOTA DEALERS NEAR YOU! MAINE

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW YORK

EAST DIXFIELD, ME 04227

WILLIAMSBURG, MA 01096

R. S. OSGOOD & SONS

BACON’S EQUIPMENT

SALEM, NY 12865

U.S. Route 2 207-645-4934 • 800-287-4934 www.rsosgood.com

29 Goshen Road (Rte. 9) 413-268-3620

FAIRFIELD, ME 04937

HAMMOND TRACTOR COMPANY 216 Center Road 207-453-7131

SALEM FARM SUPPLY 5109 State Rte. 22 518-854-7424 • 800-999-3276 www.salemfarmsupply.com


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