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Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds Rabbits are back trendy and profitable ~ Page A5

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Mielke Market Weekly A18 Crop Comments A6 Moo News A17 Auctions B1 Classifieds B19 Farmer to Farmer A29 Fellowship Christian Farmers A12 Dairy/DHIA

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Goats are not a get-richquick scheme ~ Page A2 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ~ Philippians 4:6


Goats are not a get-rich-quick scheme

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by Bethany M. Dunbar The number of goat dairy farms is increasing in Vermont even as the number of cow dairies continues to decline. In January 2004 there were 1,343 cow dairies and 17 goat dairies. In 2012 there are 985

1987, says the genetics of the goats are critical for goat dairies. If the individual goat is not making 2,000 pounds of milk a year, the math just doesn’t work out, she said. Shirley Richardson in Danville has Spanish cash-

Mabel Huard of Craftsbury with one of her family’s goats. Photos by Bethany M. Dunbar

cow dairies and 26 goat dairies, according to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Goat farms in the Northeast Kingdom range from a small operation called the Northwoods Goat, whose owner milks one goat and sells goat soap on the Internet, to a large 500-goat operation, and everything in between. Even with a huge variety of options for products from goats — and options for ways of marketing those products — the half dozen goat farmers interviewed for this article all said it’s no easy way to make a living. In fact, one of Orleans County’s largest goat dairy farmers, Claude Roberge, who has 500 dairy goats, said he loses money each month due to the high cost of feed and fuel. “It’s a lot more work than it is with cows,” he said. Roberge used to have a cow dairy and has raised and sold vegetables with his sons. His current award-winning goat dairy enterprise with his daughter is enjoyable in many ways, he said, and he loves the goats — but the money is scarce. “You have to have girls who can do 2,000 pounds,” says Laini Fondiller of Westfield. “People in the goat industry don’t put enough value on the goat.” Ms. Fondiller, who has had a successful goat farm and cheesemaking business since

mere goats and raises them for meat and fiber. Richardson grew up on a farm, had a full career in education, and wanted to get back to her roots when she decided to go into goat farming. “I decided that I wanted to do something with animals, and cows were too big, and sheep were not curious enough,” she said. “I found the cashmere goats and I fell in love….They’re actually a Spanish meat goat.” Richardson and her husband, Mike Smith, have Tannery Farm Cashmeres. They have 20 does, 37 kids, and two bucks. She sells breeding stock, meat, pelts, and fleece and figures their farm breaks even. “I think that the meat part is definitely a way to add value,” she said. Goat dairy farmers should consider selling some cull animals for meat as a way to make ends meet, she suggested. Richardson works with other goat farmers to sell goat meat under a label of Vermont Chevon. Richardson believes that if goat farmers work together, there may be economies of scale that could come into play and make raising meat goats profitable. For example, a group of farmers might be able to get a better price for grain by buying in bulk, and might be able to work together on the slaughtering and butchering end of it. “We’re leaving too many goats behind,” she said. “It’s

healthy, it’s available and we need it in the system.” Richardson has seen improvement in the market for goat meat. It was once considered an ethnic specialty, but more and more people and restaurants are featuring it as an alternative local meat. “There’s a lot of people in Vermont now talking about goat meat,” she said. “Healthy local meat is very appealing.” Shirley Richardson said the animals are a joy to have around, fun and cute, entertaining, smart, easy to train. It’s hard for some folks to think about them as meat when they seem like pets. “That’s one of the challenges we have,” she said. Frank Huard of Craftsbury is an award-winning goat dairy farmer who sells his milk directly to his customers. He is a stay-at-home-father who takes care of his two young daughters. His wife, Karen, does bookkeeping. “I wanted to raise my daughters and animals on a working farm,” he said. Huard said he is the first certified tier-two goat farmer in Vermont, which means he gets lots of extra tests done and can deliver the raw goat milk to his customers. He has between 50 and 75 raw goat milk customers. Three Orleans County goat dairies interviewed for this article ship their milk to Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery in Websterville. One farmer said he is losing money on the proposition, the other two said they are paying the bills and coming out about even — and are pleased to be able to do that in the current economy. Marcel and Paula Masse of Craftsbury have been shipping to the creamery for years. Paula Masse said she thinks they are not making a lot of money, but they are paying the bills. “Making money is hard to say. We’re keeping afloat and that’s about all you can ask,” she said. “I don’t think there’s any type of agriculture that you’re going to get rich at.” The Masses used to have a cow dairy and didn’t need to invest a lot in order to get into goat dairying, and that has helped their financial picture. She also said they feed day-old bread from a bakery as a feed supplement, and that has helped as well. They stopped feeding it for a while to see if it would make a difference, and it did. Production dropped off and the goats didn’t seem as healthy, especially their coats.

“Our goats don’t eat very much grain,” she said. The Masses currently have 100 head. Joan Therrien of Newport said she and her husband are milking 121 goats and have only been shipping milk for about two years, so she doesn’t feel like an expert. It’s hard work, she said, and they are breaking even. “As long as we’re not losing money,” she said. Everyone has been hit by the downturn in the economy, she said. Claude Roberge has been shipping milk to the Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery for longer, and he used to milk cows. The Roberges increased the size of their goat herd in order to be able to pay for hired help, but that didn’t solve the problems. He said when they first started dairying with goats he was doing better financially, but the cost of grain and fuel has gone up drastically since then. “I’ve tried everything, and right now they’re eating cow grain,” he said. The creamery pays a different price for goat milk produced in the off seasons, but it’s not very easy to convince goats to come in heat when they don’t naturally, he explained. There are methods to do it, including changing

the light they see, but it’s complicated and doesn’t always work. Allison Hooper, one of the founders of the Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery, said she sets the price paid to farmers based on the basic market price found in Wisconsin and California plus 10 percent. She said one of the problems she runs into with setting prices is that adding a penny per pound to the price paid to farmers for milk adds 20 cents to the cost of a pound of cheese. “Our products are priced higher than our competition,” she said, “probably about 15 percent.” The goat cheese business is growing, she said, and her company sells $15 million worth of award-winning cheeses a year. She would like to get all her creamery’s goat milk from Vermont, but so far hasn’t been able to come close. One goal Hooper has is to attract private investors who might want to buy a farm and lease it to a new farmer, with the idea that the new farmer will eventually be able to buy it and keep it in farming. To read more details regarding starting a goat farming operation, watch for next week’s issue of Country Folks.

Shirley Richardson and Mike Smith of Danville raise Spanish meat goats, which produce meat and cashmere fiber.


Benefits of early planting of cereal rye or triticale after corn silage harvest Daniel Hudson Agronomist, UVM Extension

before it is effectively too cold to accumulate growing degree days. In the St. Johnsbury, VT area, this equates to an optimal planting window of Sept. 15 through Oct. 5 in an average year, understanding that we have wild environmental swings away from ‘average’ in any given year. Research done by Heather Darby and the NW VT Crops Team in 2010 demonstrates that the ideal planting date for a given year can deviate from the stated average by a wide margin (Table 3). In 2010 the planting date associated with highest yields was Sept. 6 and that there was an apparent penalty of 2,800 lb/ac of DM for planting just a week later! While significantly later planting dates would often be equivalent to a Sept. 6 planting date, this study clearly demonstrates the importance of planting date. Table 3 is from Cover Crop Planting Date x Seeding Rate Trial Report (Darby, 2010): www.uvm.edu/exten-

Rye can be an unpredictable cover crop. It is even thinner than normal this year. Photo courtesy of Daniel Hudson

s i o n / c r o p s o i l / w p content/uploads/CC-Planting-Datex-Seeding-Rate.pdf Planting Depth and Seeding Rate Ideally, seeds should be planted at least 1” deep and up to 2” deep if you need to go that far to get to adequate moisture for germination. While lower seeding rates can suffice, a seeding rate of 120 pounds per acre is recommended if you intend to harvest the crop for livestock feed. Somewhat lower seeding rates can work if: • Planting is done early • Soil moisture levels are adequate for immediate germination • Seed-soil contact is excellent (i.e., drilled instead of broadcast seed) • You are planting the crop just for a cover crop and you don’t mind sacrificing some biomass accumulation if it saves you some money. Higher seeding rates will be often needed if you plant after about Oct. 5, if you are planting into suboptimal soil conditions, or if the seed is being broadcast. If you plan to plant a cover crop, whether you intend to harvest it or not, you should get it planted as soon as possible. Realizing that chopping corn is your top priority, it takes only a moment to make a call to order the rye/triticale seed. While triticale seed is difficult to find, rye seed is locally available. When to Harvest as Haylage As with all haylage crops, the quality of the rye or triticale haylage will depend on the stage of maturity at harvest. For more information about using triticale and rye as a dual purpose (cover and haylage) crops, visit: Fall Rye for Silage or Grazing http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/fallrye.htm Winter Triticale Forage (Cornell Fact Sheet 56): http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu/publications/factsheets/fact sheet56.pdf High Yielding Winter Triticale www.ccerensselaer.org/Libraries/Ag/ HighYieldingWinterTriticale.sflb Managing Cover Crops Profitably www.sare.org/LearningCenter/Books/Managing-Cover Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition Specific information about rye can be found on page 98 of this downloadable publication.

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• Increased likelihood of accumulating more than 2 tons of dry matter per acre by mid-May. This material can make excellent (and inexpensive) feed for various classes of livestock including lactating dairy cows. • If you are planting rye or triticale solely as a cover crop, the increased biomass associated with timely planting will scavenge far more nitrogen than a crop that is planted late. • Spring soils are typically very wet; dense stands of cover crop plants often help dry out the soils in the field so that corn can be planted sooner. • Living roots growing in the soil in the early spring will increase soil quality. • When the ground is covered by living cover plant material, less soil is lost from the field. Research done in Vermont and elsewhere clearly demonstrates that rye and triticale are even more sensitive to planting date than corn. This makes sense, given that fall days get progressively cooler and shorter and the plants have a short window in which to establish root systems, store energy, and physiologically prepare

for a long winter. If you often have your eyes on the fields as you travel around the Northeast, you have probably observed cover crops (especially rye) that are so small going into winter that you wonder if they are even going to function as a cover crop. You are right to wonder. While rye almost always survives, a thin stand of weak rye plants is hardly worth having as a cover crop, much less a potential haylage crop. Given that the root mass is approximately equal to the topgrowth, the services that late-planted cover crops offer are negligible compared to those planted on time. Small rye, wheat, and triticale plants with tiny root systems tend to heave easily (on some soils more than others) during the freeze-thaw cycles of late-winter and early-spring. While heaving rarely causes whole stands of rye plants to die altogether, most farmers have all observed fields where the cover crop seems to take forever to ‘wake up.’ In these situations, the roots can be so badly damaged takes a lot of time to re-establish a functional root system to get going again. Planting dates: Long-term research to determine ideal planting dates and associated yield penalties for deviating from them has not been done. Short term research and principles extrapolated from other regions suggest that ideal planting dates should allow between 530 and 960 growing degrees (GDD, base 32) to accumulate


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The 38th Annual NOFA Summer Conference by George Looby, DVM The wailing of sirens and torrential downpours were the features of the opening day of the 38th Annual Summer Conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Conference on Friday, Aug.19. Rain had been coming down in the proverbial buckets when those visiting the exhibit tents were greeted with the sound of campus-wide sirens and attendants literally chasing folks out of the exhibit tents directing them to take shelter in the basement of the nearest dormitory. This was the real thing, with tornado warnings in Amherst, MA. Thus began the annual Summer Conference of NOFA, held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Each year the scope of the conference expands with ever-increasing attendance and diversity and depth of the subject matter offered to those registered. There were two outstanding keynote speakers. On Friday evening Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine addressed the attendees. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, she represents the inter-

ests and concerns of small farmers and consumers. In 2011 she introduced legislation entitled the Local farms, Food and Jobs Act, a comprehensive package of reforms that will expand opportunities for local and regional farmers and increase consumer access to healthy foods. Saturday’s keynote address was given by Jeffrey M. Smith, Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and author of “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods,” the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. His work links GMO’s in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. His research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. There were concurrent programs for both children and teenagers, each geared to meet the interests of both groups. Among the offerings for the younger set were workshops relating to butter making, rabbit raising, organic

Cover photo by Bethany M. Dunbar Hilary Elmer holds Briar Rose, a female kid who is going to be raised to produce milk for the family. Japheth, a wether she keeps as company for her buck, makes sure he will get in the picture, too.

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pizza and raising chickens, among others. For the older kids, there were sessions covering many topics including beginning filmmaking, exploring college options in sustainability, and walking with goats. Two tents were filled with exhibitors providing a wide range of information on almost any subject. In addition many vendors had individual tents set up on the outside to explain, demonstrate or offer for sale their particular product or service. Among those who had displays were federal and state agencies, seed companies, agricultural colleges, insurance companies, solar power companies, book offerings, and many, many others. The variety, scope and depth of the multiple lectures and workshops going on at any one time made making choices very difficult unless one was focused on one very narrow area of interest. There was something for everyone and it was to

the credit of the organizers that they broke out the workshops by category, which made the selection process somewhat easier. Subject matter included but was not limited to: alternative energy, animal power, farm economics and management, farming and the community, food and the family, food and farm education, food preservation and cooking, garden, greenhouse, herbs, land care, nutrition and health, politics and policy, practical skills, and soils and fertility. While targeting those with a strong interest in the organic side of agriculture, this meeting is one that should be on everyone’s calendar. First for developing an appreciation for alternative viewpoints and in addition there is a strong likelihood that there will be more than one application presented that even the most conventional operator can put into practice in his or her own operation.

Silo gas: A threat to farmers by Gail Lapierre, Vermont AgrAbility Project Outreach Specialist, University of Vermont Extension Silo-filler’s disease, caused by exposure to silo gas, is a real risk to farmers this year due to the dry weather. Although New England has been fortunate to have not had the drought conditions that the Midwest has suffered, it has been dry enough to increase nitrates in corn. These high nitrate levels mean a greater potential for silo gas to form from fresh stored silage. Workers can be exposed to silo gas around horizontal silos and bagged silage as well as in upright silos. Inhaling even a small amount can result in serious, permanent or fatal lung injury. Luckily, the disease can be prevented through proper work practices. What is Silo Gas? In a dry year, there will be increased nitrates in the corn. Within a few hours of ensiling, fermentation begins. Some bacteria use the nitrates in the corn instead of oxygen for fermentation, forming nitric oxide, a non-lethal gas. This gas combines with oxygen in the air, producing nitrogen dioxide (N02), which is heavier than air and

toxic to humans and animals. It has a yellowish-reddish-brown color and a bleach-like smell. However, with so many odors around the farm, farmers should not rely on odor alone to alert them to its presence. Carbon dioxide (CO2) also is formed in the process but not often to lethal levels. Silo gas — the combination of NO2 and CO2 — forms within a few hours of ensiling and continues to be formed for up to three weeks after the last silage is added to the silo. Silo-filler’s disease results from exposure to silo gas. The NO2 combines with water in the lungs and forms nitric acid, which is very corrosive. Once exposed to the gas, a person can become helpless in as little as two to three minutes. Symptoms of silo-filler’s disease

include coughing, burning, shortness of breath, chills, fever, headache, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms may take from three to 30 hours to develop after mild exposure to silo gas. The slow, progressive inflammation of the lungs causes a buildup of fluid in the lungs, which often is fatal. Relapses often occur in two to six weeks. The second occurrence may be milder or more severe than the first episode. Prevention starts in the field. The highest level of nitrates in the corn plant is in the lowest part of the stalk. To reduce the nitrate level in forages for silage, farmers should raise the cutter bar when harvesting, leaving 10 to 12 inches of stalk in the field. Other tips include: • Cover bunkers and piles immediately after harvesting. • Stay out of an upright silo for at least three weeks after filling. • Always ventilate the silo room. Open windows and the door to the outside for at least three weeks after filling the silo but keep the door between the barn and the silo room closed for that same time period. • Don’t open the plastic of a silage bag or bunk/pile cover for at least three weeks after ensiling. • Do not puncture bubbles that may appear in the plastic wrap. • Think about where NO2 gas may drift from horizontal silos, piles and silage bags. The gas is heavier than air and may collect in low areas or buildings, good areas to avoid. Anyone exposed to silo gas should see a doctor immediately. Remember, this can be fatal. In addition, high nitrates in corn can cause health issues with livestock. Before feeding, farmers should work with their feed dealer and have the corn tested. The University of Vermont’s Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab will do nitrate testing for $10 per sample. For information on submitting a sample, visit http://pss.uvm.edu/ag_testing or call 802-656-3030.


Rabbits are back, trendy and profitable according to New England Grass Fed

Naomi and Brian hold one of the Silver Fox kits they raise in pasture pens for New England Grass Fed. Kits grow to market weight of 5.5 pounds in about 16 weeks. Photos by Sanne Kure-Jensen

sores. It is important to use a 30-day rotation, and with 3x10 pens, the average rabbit farmer needs just less than 1,000 square feet per pen. Shaded sites protect the rabbits from summer heat but will yield less grass, so Beck recommends supplemental feeding with other greens. Food Household garden leftovers like kale, chard, broccoli, lettuce and carrot tops quickly disappear. Many growers have children who learn to collect rabbit “candy.” These treats include goldenrod, plantain, mullein, rose clippings, cornhusks, apple branches and Queen Anne’s lace. Rabbit Breeds Beck prefers a heritage breed called Silver Fox rabbits first developed in 1920 as a cross between Champagne d’Argent and Patrick Beck, owner of New England Grass Fed, Brian, a self-colored Checkered Naomi with “Pogie” a Silver Fox buck. “Mr. Kitty” looks Giant. Beck’s supplier is Will on. The Marvelle-Smythe family raises six pens of rabMorrow of Whitmore bits for New England Grass Fed. Farm in Emmitsburg, MD. Beck chose Silver Fox for their Pens and Space Needs New England Grass Fed rabbits vigor and health. They have thinner spend their whole lives on-pasture. bones than many common breeds, Portable pens, loosely modeled after yielding more meat per animal but chicken tractors, are moved daily to they often have fewer babies, or kits. fresh grass or forage. Pens have 2x4 Their superior mothering, nursing inch mesh on the bottoms and 1 inch ability and nurturing instincts mean chicken wire for the triangular sides. kits are more likely to thrive to maturiPlywood roof covers offer shade and ty. Silver Fox rabbits have large, furcovered feet so they are not bothered open wide for better ventilation. Pens rest on the ground, not up in by winter cold. Dark or black rabbits “shake” when the air, helping pasture-raised rabbits it gets hot. On hot summer days, host have healthy feet compared to elevated caged rabbits that often develop foot farmers place ice blocks or frozen

unsaturated fats, low levels of “bad’” fats and can be grown without the antibiotics that so many corn-fed animals receive. Compared to traditionally raised meats, grass-fed meats have between two and four times more Omega 3, three to five times more CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) as well as four times more Vitamin A, Beta Carotene and Vitamin E. Beck plans to develop a program with Rhode Island 4-H students to raise grass-fed rabbits. He will buy back harvest-weight rabbits. Students will be able to join Beck in restaurant kitchens and learn how chefs prepare rabbit-based meals. New England Grass Fed rabbits are processed at the USDA-approved, Westerly Meat Packing Company. New England Grass Fed sells meats to the public at the South Kingstown and Wickford Farmers Markets. Beck is working to grow his sales and expand contract growing into adjacent states. Great Family Pets Raising rabbits is a great outdoor pet solution for families with allergies or asthma. While the families working with New England Grass Fed understand that most of the rabbits they are raising will not celebrate a birthday, these families have at least one breeder rabbit that will stay with them for years. The young rabbit farmers reminded everyone to wash hands after petting the rabbits (before eating). New England Grass Fed also grows top-quality 100 percent grass-fed beef on contract pasture. Beck markets free-range organic pork from The Mission Farm in South Kingstown, RI and lamb from Bally Duff Farm in Chepachet, RI. For more information, visit www.newenglandgrassfed.com, email Patrick Beck at pat@newenglandgrassfed.com or call 401-2304027.

water bottles in the pens for the rabbits to rest against to stay cool. Life Cycle Rabbits have a short cycle compared to many protein sources. A female rabbit or doe gestates for 30 days then nurses her kits for about six weeks. The weaned kits move to a grow-out pen. While some breeders start the cycle again right away, Beck allows his does two weeks rest before breeding. Each breeding doe will have about four litters per year, totaling about 25 kits. Rabbits can live up to eight years. Breeding rabbits need to be eight months old or at least eight pounds before their first cycle. When rabbits are sixteen weeks old and weigh about 5.5-6 pounds, they are ready for harvesting. A dressed rabbit yields about three pounds of meat. Homestead, Backyard Production Raising rabbits is a great way for a “live-off the land” or diversified farmer to raise protein inexpensively for their own use or for sale. Family members learn where their protein comes from. Operations have low entry costs as pens, food dishes and water bottles can utilize recycled materials. Save on mowing by feeding rabbits grass, garden extras and weeds. Beck said, “This is a great enterprise for enrichment, but not for making one rich.” Why Grass Fed? Grass-fed meat is Cole, Chad with “Lady,” a Silver Fox doe and Allana with heart-healthy with high one of their chickens. The Trombley family raises rabbits levels of nutritious for New England Grass Fed.

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by Sanne Kure-Jensen Once a meal of necessity, common among rural and depression-stricken families, rabbit is now back at premium restaurants. Grass-fed, pasture raised rabbits grace menus at highend, trendy restaurants like Gracie’s, Local 121 and Waterman Grille in Providence, RI. You can also find rabbit at the Thames Street Kitchen and the Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI and the Oyster Club in Mystic, CT. Patrick Beck is owner of New England Grass Fed. A former landscape architect and grass-fed beef salesperson, Beck has wanted to raise meat rabbits since he was 14. He started a business raising and selling rabbits two years ago. During the summer of 2012, Beck was selling six to twenty rabbits per week to Rhode Island and Connecticut chefs. Beck’s Silver Fox rabbits are naturally pasture-raised and are not fed antibiotics or artificial hormones. In order to grow the business, Beck knew he would have to transition into mass-production, factory-farming techniques or work with contract growers. With a company motto of “Respecting the Protein,” Beck could not switch to factory farming, stacked cages and mass production. Gradually, he has developed a network of families who raise up to six pens of rabbits in their yards or at their farms.


Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant

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Winter Roughages and Woodchucks Tuesday (yesterday as I write), I delivered the balance of a ton-and-ahalf order of winter wheat seed to a Central New York farmer. Three weeks ago he had ordered that amount of winter rye grain seed, in order to plant a cover crop on some ground that would have its corn chopped shortly after Labor Day. Just prior to his order, I had picked up, and delivered 650 pounds of rye seed to another farmer, leaving my seed supplier with at least ten tons of 2012 rye harvest in inventory. When I wanted to place the 60 plus bag order, I was told that someone had just purchased all ten tons of rye seed. My cost on that rye seed on that earlier small order had been $13 per 50 pound bag. I asked my supplier if she could source more rye seed. She had already checked out that option, but that it would cost me about $19 per bag, and she didn’t know when that would come in. So I asked her about triticale, as a plan C. She did some homework, and said there had been a run on domestic triticale, and that seed would have to come out of Canada, and that she would have to charge me about $25 per bag. So I told my Central New York customer that I would try to get the Canadian triticale for him but I didn’t know when it would come in. I didn’t tell him that it would likely cost twice as much as my original rye seed quote, but did tell him that getting the stuff through border customs could be a challenge. The bigger issue with the Canadian seed is that western Canada appears to be getting the rain which the U.S. grain belt was cheated out of all summer; i.e., they have the crop, but they can’t get in the fields. (Actually, I don’t know where the Canadian rain came from... but they got too

much of it.) Plan D emerged. Turns out that my supplier and her husband grow a lot of wheat (which I knew), in addition to corn, soy, sunflower, and barley. Her winter wheat inventory was about 100 tons. I explained to my customer this third option about two weeks ago, and got his okay to bring him wheat, which I finished delivering yesterday. He plans to get the wheat planted within a day or two, and it looks like weather is cooperating. (Good news: the wheat cost less than the original rye quote.) Although the Northeast clearly isn’t as droughtstricken as the country’s grain-belt regions, many of the area’s farmers, particularly dairy, are concerned about winter feed inventories. Where grazing is the central part of the feed program, rain-starved pastures have often forced the premature feeding of stored feeds. These feeds

had been previously allocated for the off-pasture cold weather periods. Even dairymen using little or no pasture expect that reduced hay yields will cause forage shortages late next winter and early spring. A little more about triticale. A unique hybrid of the wheat genus (Triticum) and rye genus (Secale) was first bred in Europe a little over a century ago; the resulting new genus is called Triticosecale, shortened (by non-scientists) to triticale. Triticale combines the high yield potential and good grain quality of wheat, with the disease resistence, weed suppression, and environmental tolerance of rye. Only recently has it been developed into a commercially viable crop, grown mostly for forage. When crossing wheat and rye, wheat is the female parent and rye is the male parent (pollen donor). The resulting hybrid is sterile, and must be treated with a type of drug to make it reproduce. Triticale has much of the weed suppression (allelopathy) trait of its daddy, rye. One thing that amazes me about

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North American International Livestock Exposition scheduled for Nov 3-16 Entry information now available online and by mail. The 39th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is scheduled for Nov. 3-16 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC). The premium and information catalog as well as entry forms are now available on the Expo’s website at www.livestockexpo.org. Those who have entered livestock at the NAILE in the last two years will receive printed catalogs and entry forms in the mail. Catalogs are free, and anyone wishing to receive one in print or on CD should contact the NAILE offices at P.O. Box 36367,

Louisville, KY 402336367, by fax at 502-3675299, or by e-mail at KFECNAILE@ksfb.ky.gov. Purebred livestock from across the United States compete at the NAILE for top breed association honors and national recognition. Last year there were more than 24,500 entries, a new show record. This year’s crop of contestants will compete for nearly $750,000 in premiums and awards. Show dates and fees are as follows: Quarter Horse Show – Oct. 31-Nov. 7 Entry Deadline – Oct. 22

Entry Fees: By Class See Premium List Post Entries - $25 late charge plus entry fee Dairy Cattle Show Nov. 2-6 Entry Deadline - Sept. 20, Late Entry – Oct. 10, Extra Late Entry – In NAILE office by Oct. 25 Entry Fees: Open - $25, Junior — $20, Late Fees — Double, Extra Late Fees — $100 Dairy Goat Show Nov. 2-4 Entry Deadline - Sept. 20 Entry Fees: Open - $15 Llama/Alpaca Show Nov. 2-4 Contact for Kentucky

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many, France, Belarus, and Australia. In 2009, approximately 15 million tons were harvested in 29 countries across the

world. The tenth largest triticale producer globally was Denmark with about 1.5 million tons. (The U.S. ranks some-

where behind Denmark, a country with an area roughly equal to that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined.)

All of these winter grains can be used as cover crops. But a much better term (than cover crops), in the opinion of

Cornell Professor Quirine Kettering, is “winter forages”. Among her many responsibilities, Quirine oversees field crop research at the Cornell Valatie Research Farm. (Actual day-to-day operations at that Valatie location are managed by certified crop advisor Tom Kilcer.) Kettering firmly believes that the use of this new phrase will place crop people in a more apt frame of mind to manage the cold weather stage of growing roughages (and grains). Fall-planted grains have demonstrated the ability to store large amounts of nutrients, particularly nitrogen, in their biomass over winter. This means they’re “ready to roll” with the minimum amount of topsoil temperature (40 degrees Fahrenheit) and sunshine during late winter and early spring. Winter forages thus are very much alive under all that snow, often with root systems quietly growing, taking advantage of all that geothermal warmth. Just in case anyone thinks everything is dead underground from December through March, think of the woodchucks, which... like these winter forages... are dormant. Although with woodchucks we use the term “hibernate”. But they are very much alive, much to the regret of the farmers owning the land which houses their boroughs.

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this relatively new crop is how little of it is planted in the U.S. The primary producers of triticale are Poland, Ger-


Dairy Challenge elects new leadership also chairing the host committee for the 2013 and 2014 national Dairy Challenge events in Fort Wayne, IN. Eastridge succeeds retiring director Barry Putnam, Cargill Animal Nutrition, who served seven years on the Board with two of those as NAIDC Chair. During Putnam’s Board tenure, Dairy Challenge grew from involvement of 40 post-secondary dairy programs, to over 50 schools and 425 collegiates in 2012. Putnam will continue to volunteer on the Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge committee and new endeavors. The NAIDC Executive Committee for 2012-13 includes:

• Chair: Luciene Ribeiro, APC Inc., Visalia, CA • Vice Chair: Mike Van Amburgh, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY • Finance Chair: Owen Bewley, Prince Agri Products, Susquehanna, PA • Publicity Chair: Amy te Plate-Church, Genex Cooperative, Inc., Shawano, WI • Program Chair: David R. Winston, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Winston and te PlateChurch were elected to their new roles in summer 2012, while Ribeiro, Van Amburgh and Bewley started their two-year executive roles in 2011. David R. Winston, Dairy Extension Special-

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To kick-off a new season of dairy undergraduate training, the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) has elected new leadership. NAIDC is governed by a 15-person volunteer Board of Directors including dairy producers, university faculty and industry advisors. Recently elected to the NAIDC Board is Maurice Eastridge, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. Dr. Eastridge has coached Ohio State’s Dairy Challenge team since 2003 and served as host coordinator of the 2010 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. He is

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ist at Virginia Tech, replaced Coleen Jones as Program Chair. Winston has volunteered countless hours to many Dairy Challenge roles, dating back to 2002. He was first chair of the Southern Regional Dairy Challenge from 2006 to 2008 and served as 2012 National Contest host coordinator in Roanoke, VA. Winston’s first Dairy Challenge role was as assistant coach for Virginia Tech teams from 2002 to 2004. Amy te Plate-Church succeeds Tami Tollenaar of Elk Grove, CA, as NAIDC Publicity Chair. Te Plate-Church comes to the position with over 15 years of public relations and marketing ex-

perience at Genex Cooperative, Inc., where she currently serves as National Alliance Manager. She has been active on the NAIDC Board of Directors and Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge committee since 2010. Continuing NAIDC board members include: • Devin Albrecht, Prairie State/Select Sires, Hampshire, IL • Jean Conklin, Yankee Farm Credit and dairy producer, White River Junction, VT • Chris Dei, Sierra Vista Nutrition Consulting, Fresno, CA • Marcia Endres, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN • Coleen Jones, The Pennsylvania State Uni-

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versity, Craigsville, VA • David L. Prentice, DVM, M.S., Elanco Animal Health, Elgin, Iowa • Jon Robison, Ph.D., Fresno State University, Frenso, CA • Christie Stanley, Ph.D., Land O’Lakes Purina Mills, Lubbock, Texas • Tami Tollenaar, Tollenaar Holsteins, Elk Grove, CA North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge was established in 2002 as a management contest to incorporate all phases of a specific dairy business. Its mission is to facilitate education, communication and an exchange of ideas among students, agribusiness,

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2003 NH 27P Windrow Pickup head to fit NH 900 . . . . . . . . . $1,800 1992 Landoll 11’Tilloll one pass Tillage Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,400 NH 477 7’ Haybine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,400 Vicon 3pt. Wheel Rake, 4 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $525 Knight 3015 Reel Auggie Mixer Wagon w/Scales, 147 Cu. Ft. Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,450 2007 Sweepster Quick Attach 8’ Broom w/PTO Pump and Reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000 Avalanche 10’ Quick Attach Snow Pusher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750 2000 JD 328 Square Baler w/42 Ejector-Nice Condition . . . $11,500 1991 Case IH 8450 Round Baler, 4x6 Variable Chamber. . . . $9,500 New Holland 273 Square Baler w/54A Thrower. . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 Kuhn FC353GC Hydra Swing Disc Mower/Conditioner . . . . $12,500 1999 NH 570 Square Baler w/72 Thrower, Excellent Cond. . $16,800 New Idea 5209 Disc Mower/Conditoner 9’ Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,400 New Idea 486 Round Baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100 Gehl 95MX Grinder/Mixer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100 Century 3pt. Sprayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $395 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 2010 NH B95B TLB, Cab w/Heat and AC, Pilot Control, Extendhoe, 418 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,000 2008 NH M459 Telehandler 45’ reach, 420 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . $60,000 2011 NH W190C Wheel Loader, 4.5 Cu.Yd. Buckets, Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Choice $172,500 2007 NH E70SR Excavator w/Blade, Steel Tracks, Cab w/Heat /AC 1613 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,500 2009 NH E135B SR Excavator w/Cab, Dozer Blade, 36" Bucket, 2028 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $98,750 2011 NH D85B Crawler/Dozer, LGP Tracks, OROPS, 300 Hrs. $68,750 2010 NH L170 Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Pilot Controls, Hyd. Q-Attach Plate, 72" Bucket, 100 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,875 2007 NH W110 Wheel Loader, 1025 Hrs, Excellent Cond.. . . $87,500 2007 NH W170B Wheel Loader, 2743 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,250 2006 Kobelco SK115SR Excavator w/36” Gereth Bucket, Hyd.Thumb and Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P.O.R. 2007 Kobelco ED150 Blade Runner Excavator w/Wain Roy Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P.O.R. 1990 Hitachi EX60G Excavator w/Rubber Tracks - 3841 Hrs.$24,500 Case 350 Crawler Loader w/4 in 1 Bucket, Diesel, 6417 Hrs. . . . $6,000 2008 NH L160 Skidsteer w/Cab & Heat, 72” Bucket, 3476 Hrs. $13,500 2011 NH L218 Skidsteer w/Cab and Heat, Hyd. Mount Plate, 638 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,500 2011 NH L175 Skidsteer w/Cab, Heat & AC, Pilot Controls, 40 Hrs., Like New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,900 ATTACHMENTS 2008 NH /FFC 66" Skidsteer Tiller - Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 2009 Bradco 48” Pallet Forks, SSL Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600 Wifo SSL Mount Bale Grabber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $950 2011 NH/McMillon Hyd. Drive SSL Post Hole Digger w/9" Auger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,950


Dairy from A8 dairy producers and universities that enhances the development of the dairy industry and its leaders. NAIDC is supported completely through generous donations by 125 agribusinesses and dairy producers, and programs are coordinated by a volunteer board of directors. For more information, visit www.dairychallenge.org or www.facebook.com/DairyChallenge. Dates and locations of the next four regional events and 2013 national contest are at www.dairychallenge.org/ calendar_news.php.

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“The change in conference setting from a large lecture room to a smaller more interactive classroom style was well-received by this year’s participants,” notes Reid. A diverse group of veterinarians, dairy farm managers and employees, industry and milk plant field staff were in attendance. Attendees traveled from 22 states, Puerto Rico and four countries. NMC thanks its regional meeting sponsors who contributed to the program’s success.Gold sponsors include: ABS Global, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Ecolab Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc. and Merck. Silver sponsors include: Capitol Plastic Products LLC and Select Sires Inc. Special thank you to Dean Foods and Land O’Lakes for sponsoring the milk breaks. If you missed the regional meeting, make plans to attend the annual NMC meeting, Jan. 27-29, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Plans are already underway for an interesting and exciting event.

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More than 120 professionals, with a vested interest in milk quality, attended the National Mastitis Council regional meeting in Sioux Falls, SD, in August. In addition to networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities, attendees had the opportunity to participate in specialized, interactive short courses. Attendees could choose to attend four of 10 different short courses, including one taught in Spanish. “This was the first year that we offered just short courses at our regional meeting,” said Dr. David Reid, NMC first vice president and owner of Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting. “This change allowed individuals to select specific topics that were of interest to their individual business. It also provided for smaller group settings and the opportunity to interact directly with instructors.”


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ASA launches soy action center to connect farmers with Capitol Hill As Congress returned from recess, the American Soybean Association (ASA) announces the launch of the Soy Action Center, a grassroots communications portal through which ASA’s 21,000 farmer members can connect with their members of Congress, administration and federal agency officials, and state and local offices. “The Soy Action Center will be a very valuable tool for our members moving forward,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, NE. “While the farm bill takes center stage right now, there is always a need for simple and straightforward communication between farmers and their representatives in Congress, in the administration, and in their state and local governments. The Soy Action Center enables farmers to keep

those lines of communication open, and underscore to their elected officials why informed policy decisions are so important on the farm.” Through the webbased system, available a t www.SoyGrowers.com, farmers can enter their address or zip code to be connected with members of Congress and state and local officials representing their communities. Farmers can also connect with opinion editors at local and national media outlets, research important pieces of legislation, follow local and national elections, check congressional schedules, and learn more about the legislative process through online tutorials. “Many times, the legislative process can be intimidating, or seem like a large time commitment,” added Wellman. “But the Soy Ac-

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1997 New Holland 644 silage special, wide pickup head, bale ramps, netwrap and twine, 7202 bales, very very clean and sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500

1998 New Holland 8160 MFWD, cab, air, power shift LHR, 4317 hrs, ex 18.4x38 radials on bar axles, ex 14.9 x 28 radials, front fenders, ex Hardy X120DL SL loader, very sharp & clean ,runs ex . . . .$32,500

2000 New Holland TS110 2WD cab, cold ac 4698 hrs, 16 speed power shift dual pto and remotes ex 15.5x38 radials very clean sharp runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,500 1998 New Holland TS100 cab, air 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 1997 New Holland 7635 MFWD, 2700 hrs cab, air, 86 hp, 540 + 1000 PTO 24 speed Quicke 310 loader clean runs ex $24,500 1995 New Holland 8970 MFWD, cab, air, 210 hp, super steer 20.8x42 radial axle duals 18.4x30 radials front 22 front weights 4 remotes 7597 hrs clean original runs ex . . . . . . . . .$36,500 1995 New Holland 8970 MFWD, 210 hp, super steer 20.8x42 radial axle duals 18.4x30 radials front, 22 front weights 4 remotes 7597 hrs, clean original runs ex . . . . . . . . . .$36,500 1994 New Holland 7740 SLE MFWD, cab, air, 87hp, 4 remotes ex 18.4x38 and 14.9x28 radials 5073 hrs, Ford 7411 loader very clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,500 1993 Ford 6640 SL 2WD rollbar 12 speed right hand shuttle 5070 hrs, 18.4x34s dual pto and remotes Ford 7411 loader with joystick real nice runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 1988 Ford 6610 series 2 MFWD roll bar 5320 hrs dual power 18.4x28 and 11.2x28s dual remotes Allied 594 loader runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 1987 Ford 7710 series 2 MFWD cab, air, ex 18.4x38 radials 16.9x24 fronts 3 remotes 4800 hrs, clean rusn ex . . .$15,500 1986 Ford 8210 MFWD, cab, cold AC 100 hp, 5000 hrs, ex 18.4x38 radials 14.9x28s front fenders dual power clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,500 1984 Ford TW15 MFWD cab, like new 20.8x38 and 16.9x28 radials 5100 hrs, dual power dual pto and remotes runs ex . . . .$16,000 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 Ford 3000 diesel power steering 14.9x28s 2 remotes runs good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 1981 IH 3688 cab, cold ac ex 20.8x38 radials 5200 hrs, 3 remotes very clean original runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 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 1997 MF 8140 MFWD, cab, air, 32 speed dyna shift 20.8x38 radials 16.9x28 radials front 5300 hrs, 145 hp, 3 remotes runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000 1980 MF 275D new style steering 8 speed ex 18.4x30s dual remotes Laurin cab extra clean original . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,000 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 1981 Case 1490 2WD 75hp, cab, air, power shift ex 18.4x34s dual pto and remotes 5600 hrs, clean runs ex . . . . . . .$7,500 1983 Case 2294 2WD cab, cold ac 4700 hrs, like new 20.8x38 Michelin radials power shift front weights dual pto and remotes very clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 1967 IH 1256D cab, 5666 hrs, dual pto and remotes ex 18.4x38 rears good TA nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 1981 White 4-175 4x4 5641 hrs. 2002 cat 3208 engine 210 HP, 3ph pto quick coupler ex 20.8x38s runs ex . . . . . . . .$11,500 1981 White 2-85 cab 2WD like new 18.4x38s clean original runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,000 White 2-105 MFWD, cab, new 20.8x38 and 16.9x26 radials with self leveling loader clean runs ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500

Allis Chalmers ED 40 diesel 3PH nice clean 40 HP runs good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 2001 NH BB940 3x3 square baler last bale ejector, roller bale chute applicator knotter fans real clean . . . . . . . . . . .$27,500 New Holland 570 baler with model 72 hydraulic drive bale thrower real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,000 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 2003 CIH RBX 452 4x5 round baler same as NH BR740 wide pickup head bale ramps real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 2003 NH BR750 4 ft wide by up to 6 ft high variable chamber wide pickup head netwrap and twine bale ramps very nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,000 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 2005 JD 457 silage special 4x5 bale mega wide pickup head netwrap and double twine bale ramps very nice . . . . .$10,500 2003 New Holland BR740 silage special xtra sweep wide pickup head bale ramps very very sharp low usage . . . . . . . .$10,500 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 1999 JD 925 discbine 540 pto impeller conditioner 9ft 9in very nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 1995 JD 920 9ft9in discbine impeller conditioners works good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Late model Kuhn KC 4000G center pivot discbine rubber rolls ex cond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,500 NH 38 flail crop chopper real nice clean original works ex .$3,500 2-NH 38 flail chopper real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,750 each Kverneland UN7512 bale wrapper self loading arm tailgate counter very sharp hardly used like new . . . . . . . . . . .$8,500 New Idea 325 2 row corn picker and super sheller with 12 roll husking bed on picker real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500 each Fransguard SR4200p tandem axle hydraulic lift 13 ft 6 in width rotary hay rake very little use like new . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 New Holland 258 hayrake rubber mounted teeth in ex cond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 Kvernland 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 Morra trailer type bale wrapper self loading very nice . .$4,500 White 251 10 ft disc harrow spring cushion gangs ex discs real nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500 New Holland 451 3PH 7ft sickle bar mower . . . . . . . . . .$1,500 Allis Chalmers 3PH balanced head mower 7ft mow ex .$1,000 Massey Ferguson 3PH dyna balance sickle bar mower new guards and knife ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,750 Kverneland 3 bottom 3PH plow ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,000 Brand new NH 62lb loader fits TM NHS's or MXM case IH never used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 JD 843 quick tatch self leveling loader 3rd valve to front electronic joystick 9ft bucket like new off JD 8430 MFWD $10,000 JD 840 self leveling loader mounting brackets for JD 7000 series tractor high volume bucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$,7,500

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Annual State 4-H dairy show attracts over 60 competitors HIGHGATE, VT — On Aug. 13, 64 4-H’ers, ages 11 to 18, from throughout the state competed at the annual University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H Dairy Show in Highgate. The show was held at the Franklin County Fair

and Field Days grounds. Judges for the event were Seth Johnson of Tunbridge (colored breeds), and Dan Lacoss of Barton (Holsteins). For the 4-H’ers, activities began the day prior to the show. In addition to practicing and prepar-

ing their animals for the show, they participated in a clipping contest and fun get-acquainted activities. The show got underway with the fitting and showmanship classes where the 4-H’ers were judged on their poise as

well as presentation and handling of their animal. For the conformation classes, arranged by age and breed of animal, judges looked at the physical structure, condition and appearance of the animal. Chelsea Abbott, Fair-

Grand Champion: Kyle Letourneau, East Charleston, with his spring yearling. Renee Lacoss and Susie Marchand, volunteer leaders of the Shelburne Explorers 4-H Club, received the Ed Gould Award, given in memory of Gould, a strong supporter of the dairy industry. The award is presented annually to an adult who provides leadership and support to the Vermont 4-H dairy program. The recipient of the John Knapp Award is Michael Ingwersen of Addison. The award is given in honor of the late John Knapp, a 4-H volunteer who coached the state quiz bowl team for several years, to the 4H’er who receives the highest individual scores in the Vermont 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest. Thirty-five competitors also earned the chance to compete in the regional 4-H dairy show at Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA in September. For information about the Vermont 4-H dairy program contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at 802-656-5418 or 800571-0668, ext. 2 (within Vermont).

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field, was named the Senior Fitting and Showing Champion. The Junior Champion was Maggie Kirby, East Montpelier. In the conformation classes individuals earning championships for their breed were: Ayrshire Senior Champion and Grand Champion: Ashley Woods, Enosburg Falls, with her two-yearold cow. Junior Champion: Kelli Jerome, Leicester, with her fall calf. Brown Swiss Senior Champion and Grand Champion: Shelby Biasini, Morrisville, with her four-year-old cow. Junior Champion: Kathryn Wright, Enosburg Falls, with her summer yearling. Holstein Senior Champion and Grand Champion: Elle Purrier, Montgomery, with her two-year-old cow. Junior Champion Grand Champion: Britney Hill, Bristol, with her summer yearling. Jersey Senior Champion and Grand Champion: Tiffany Tracey, Vergennes, with her threeyear-old cow. Junior Champion: Megan Hill, New Haven, with her winter calf. Milking Shorthorn Junior Champion and


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Editor’s comments

Many of you are aware of the recent controversy concerning remarks made by Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A. Most of the liberal news outlets have accused the restaurant chain of bigotry and intolerance because of Cathy’s stand for traditional marriage. How sad that we as Christians cannot voice our opinions. Mr. Cathy stands firm to the biblical standard of marriage, that being between a man and a woman. In Isaiah 5:20 the Bible warns against “those who call evil good and good evil.” I bring this up because, as I travel to fairs throughout the northeast, it is becoming very evident that our beloved country is falling into a trap. A trap of sin in what is acceptable for dress, talk and yes, even lifestyles. We no longer call sin for what it is. This country is in a spiritual decline like never before. Many people want nothing to do with God and his word. Hearts and minds can only be changed by the power of God. With that said, “what are we as Christians to do?” As members of FCFI, we are reaching out in the market place. Farm shows and especially fairs are great places to reach many who are struggling and seeking answers to life’s

problems. Through God’s love, lives are changed and renewed. This past summer, FCFI had a presence at farm shows in New York, Empire Farm Days, and in Maine, at the Maine Farm Days. We’ve also exhibited at fairs in New York, Maine and Connecticut. Over 6,500 people stopped by our tent and heard the gospel message. The best part is that 718 received Christ as their Savior. The preaching of God’s word is the only hope in a world searching for the truth. God changes lives. Included in this issue of FCFI Country Folks News are reports from various leaders who have helped staff events. Also, included is a poem written by my friend and fellow baseball umpire, Chris Sebastian. Chris was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago and at one time only given three months to live. He is in remission and shares his thoughts in “A Glimpse of Heaven.” Chris believes he received a “spiritual lift” in all that has transpired. Knowing Christ as your Savior will do that. My prayer is that you, as well, will receive such a lift! Remember to give Him thanks, Bill Brown

Dave Sanford, Penns Creek, PA, explains the bead story at the Maine Farm Days held in Clinton, Maine Aug. 22 and 23.

Gina Gant, Marcy, NY, is shown at Empire Farm Days in August. Empire Farm Days remains the largest outdoor show in the east. Over 2000 stopped by the FCFI tent. Nearly 200 made a commitment to accept Christ as their savior.

Large shows like Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, NY, require lots of help. Shown on the far left is Pastor Jeremy Stout from Bible Baptist Church of Willington, Ohio. Ten members of the youth group worked all three days of the show. Also shown are workers from Marcy, NY, Gallupville, NY and Penns Creek, PA.

A Glimpse of Heaven by Chris Sebastian Sr., Spring 2012 I’ve lived my life and tried to see all. I’ve seen the seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. I’ve seen the sky, the horizon stretch from end to end. I’ve seen the birth of a child, the death of a friend. I took it all in stride, barely gave it a second thought. After all it’s part of life, nothing to be fought. Then one day they said you’re sick, You need this surgery and you need it quick. No time to think, nothing for me to see, Life had suddenly crept up on me. I tried not to fear, not to be sad, But mostly, I tried not to be mad. I asked the Lord to guide me through, So I could do what I needed to. From here the story goes from 0 to 11.

Because what he granted was a Glimpse of Heaven. What I felt was a spiritual lift. My wife, my family, my friends, the gift, They prayed so hard to show their love, A million lights shown down from above. And in those lights I could clearly see, A Glimpse of Heaven meant just for me. My heart was lightened, my malady in check, The Lord said love and prayer, I will respect. With that I’m grateful for what I’ve been given, So few are granted a Glimpse of Heaven. To be shown on earth this kind of love, Stretches a stairway to heaven above. If ever you get a glimpse like mine, Your heart will lighten and your strength will shine. So knowing now what I’ve been through, To those you love, always stay true.

Dustin Gant from Marcy, NY, stands ready to guide show visitors into the FCFI tent at Empire Farm Days. The Gant family has helped at the shows for many years.


Fellowship of Christian Farmers Connecticut Fair Report by Roy Norman, Connecticut Representative FCFI This year we were blessed with beautiful weather for all four days of the Brooklyn Fair. The fair was held Aug. 23-26. If you remember, last year at this time, Hurrican Irene came storming up the east coast and shut the fair down early. Thursday evening was very busy with lots of folks stopping by our tent. The beautiful fireworks display attracted many visitors to the fair. Friday was slow but gave us time to prepare sticks, etc. for the rest of the week. Each year we are blessed with volunteers and this year we especially appre-

ciated new volunteers, Charles Douglas, Gene Gerum, Andy Wislowski, and Dave Sanford. Pastor Mitch Santelli has been a faithful partner in sharing the tasks over the many years and is truly appreciated. Without Bill Brown’s direction and coordination all of these fairs and farm shows in the northeast and southeast, none of this would be possible. We are so thankful for all who stopped by the FCFI tent and the opportunity to share with each one the bead story. We thank the Lord for everyone who participates and who helped make this year’s show a success.

19th Annual FCFI Fall Outreach Banquet The 19th annual Fellowship of Christian Farmers, Mohawk Valley Chapter’s Fall Outreach Banquet will be held Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The buffet-style dinner is $14/person and will be held at Steuben Town Hall, at the corner of Rt 274 and 9458 Soule Rd Remsen, NY, 13438. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Randy Johnson, founder and president of Reality Ministries, Inc. For reservations please call 315-831-5681 or 315-829-2243 by Oct. 2.

Roy Norman, Woodstock, CT, watches Dave Sanford, Penn Creek, PA, explain the colored beads to two teenage boys at the Brooklyn, CT, Fair.

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Mountain Valley Chapter Report by Mary Hait Our chapter, led by President Cecil Davis, has exhibited at two fair events this summer. July 20 found us at Delhi Fair on the Square and at the Delaware Fair on Aug. 12. Chapter members were able to spread the salvation message to many and give away lots of gifts, including walking sticks, pot holders and bracelets. Seven members participated in the two events. We’re excited as we anticipate our fall outreach meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Delhi Community Church in Delhi, NY. Pastor Randy Johnson,

founder of Reality Ranch, Zolfo Springs, FL, will serve as guest speaker. We invite you and your family to attend. Meat and beverage provided. Come and listen as Pastor Randy touches your heart with encouraging words. Also, hear about upcoming mission trips to ECHO and Reality Ranch in November. Please save the date and join us for an evening of great fellowship and encouragement. The church is located on Rt 10, east of Delhi. For more information, contact Cecil Davis at 607-538-1334 or Herb Hait at 607-538-9470.

Northern NY Chapter Report

Jack Brake, Clinton, Maine, shares the bead story at the Skowhegan State Fair, Skowhegan, Maine. Jack coordinated the effort for FCFI. Over 2000 fair attendees stopped by the FCFI tent. This was the first time FCFI had a presence at the fair located in northern Maine. Photo courtesy of Pastor Rob Andreas

by Judy Porter, Adams, NY The Northern NY Chapter of The Fellowship of Christian Farmers has been busy this summer handing out the wordless walking sticks at all of the Stone Mills Agricultural events as well as the Adams Cheese Festival. It has been a fruitful year with many visiting us, both new believers and longtime believers stopping by with words of encouragement. We are so blessed to be able to share the gospel message. As we wind down for the year we are planning our Annual Outreach Banquet. Mark your calendars! Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Sixtown Meeting

House, Adams Center, NY. The South Jefferson Historical Association will once again provide us with a family style roast beef dinner for $12/person. Randy Johnson, Reality Ranch, Zolfo Springs, FL, will be our special speaker. There will also be special music and a short business report. At the present time we are planning on having Jessica Heath, from Lydia’s house and Reality Ranch in Florida, along with Don Keib, Bath, ME, share their testimonies. Don was born in Lowville, NY. Any questions, call Dave or Judy Porter at 315-232-9636.

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The Brooklyn Fair in Connecticut advertises as the longest running fair in the U.S. Dave Sanford from Pennsylvania and Charlie Doulas, Woodstock, CT, were busy helping fair attendees with their questions concerning FCFI.


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A world of fresh ideas for dairy producers The global dairy industry is gearing up for the world’s largest dairyfocused event — World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2-6. Officials are anticipating over 65,000 producers and industry professionals gathering from over 90 countries. Attendees can expect to experience innovative new concepts at Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours, dairy cattle competition, dairy company displays and many contests. The 2012 theme, “Market Fresh,” exemplifies the show mantra of sharing fresh ideas for the future success of the dairy industry around the globe. Dairy producers who want to discover the latest in technologies, products and services should find the New Holland Trade Center a welcome expansion of the huge trade show. Over 850 exhibiting companies from 28 countries will be on display at Expo, many unveiling their newest ideas. More than 150 new compa-

nies have been added for 2012. Daily Expo Seminars offer the freshest dairy management research and management concepts. Dairy producers will enjoy face-toface discussion with their peers at the Virtual Farm Tours, which highlight successful dairy operations from across the United States featuring unique facilities, herd management and marketing opportunities. Dairy Forage Seminars will offer producers forage quality presentations on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. World Forage Analysis Superbowl entries will be on display throughout the week. Dairy cattle show fans will be treated to facility improvements this year to enhance their experience as they watch over 2,500 head of North America’s finest cattle parade across the famed “colored shavings.” All seven dairy breeds will compete for the ultimate Supreme

Champion on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. A new, center -hung video board featuring 472 square feet of screens will provide the best viewing of ExpoTV, featuring each breed class as they are evaluated and placed. The Coliseum has been equipped with new energy efficient lighting throughout the facility that produces a brighter view of the Showring. Plus the padded, upholstered seats in the Coliseum have been renovated. World Dairy Expo will be held at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, “the place where the dairy industry meets.” Hours for World Dairy Expo are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, through Saturday. Daily admission is $10 per person and season passes are $30 per person. Parking is free. Visit www.worlddairyexpo.com, contact via e-mail wde@wdexpo.com or call 608-2246455 for more information.

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New officers and directors elected for Livestock Publications Council Osborn Barr Communications, Kansas City, MO. Those who will continue their terms are Carey Brown, Cow Country, Lexington, KY; Jennifer Carrico, High Plains Journal, Redfield, Iowa; Amy Bader, Cowboy Graphic Designs, Arvada, CO; Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman, Topeka, KS; Shelly Sitton, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Jay Carlson, BEEF Magazine, Overland Park, KS; Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa; Mike Deering, Missouri Beef Cattleman’s Association, Columbia, MO, Leanne Peters, Cattle Business in Mississippi, Jackson, MS. LPC is a non-profit international organization serving the dynamic livestock communications industry. Its goal is to provide a forum through which members can obtain information on how to improve their overall effectiveness and value to both readers and advertisers. For more infor-

Newly elected officers of the Livestock Publications Council are: (front row) Kathy LaScala, Lee Publications, Eudora, KS, president; Christy Lee, Cee Lee Communications, Wellington, IL, first vice president; Don Norton, BoelteHall, Roeland Park, KS, second vice president; Angie Denton, Hereford World, Blue Rapids, KS, secretary-treasurer; Scott Vernon, Brock Center for Ag Communication, San Luis Obispo, CA, immediate past president; Second row: Diane Johnson, LPC executive director, Fort Worth, Texas. Board members include: Carey Brown, Cow Country, Lexington, KY; Jennifer Carrico, High Plains Journal, Redfield, Iowa; Amy Bader, Cowboy Graphic Designs, Arvada, CO; Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman, Topeka, KS; Shelly Sitton, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; back row: Jay Carlson, BEEF Magazine, Overland Park, KS; Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa; Mike Deering, Missouri Beef Cattleman's Association, Columbia, MO, Leanne Peters, Cattle Business in Mississippi, Jackson, MS; and Keri Geffert English, Osborn Barr Communications, Kansas City, MO and Greg Henderson, Drovers, Lenexa, KS mation on LPC and its Director, 910 Currie services or membership Street, Fort Worth, Texas please contact LPC, Di- 76107; 817-336-1130; ane Johnson, Executive dianej@flash.net.

U.S. soy trade relationships grow in September International customers meet with soy checkoff farmer-leaders to discuss U.S. soy Relationships are important to building markets for U.S. soy and the farmer-leaders of the soy checkoff recognize that importance. In fact, the United Soybean Board (USB), along with its international marketing arm, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), will host customers from more than 20 countries in September. “Face-to-face meetings mean a lot to businesses throughout the world,” said Marc Curtis, a soybean farmer from Leland, MS, and a member of USB’s international marketing program. “This year, especially, it gets them out in the field to alleviate fears of not having a crop and also highlights our sustainability.” Teams from Europe, Asia, and South and Central America will visit a wide variety of stops in multiple states. They will tour farms, export facilities, modern livestock and poultry facilities and even the Chicago Board of Trade, learning more about U.S. agriculture and, specifically, U.S. soy. “The end goal is to increase demand for soybeans,” adds Curtis, who also serves as past chair of USB. “You increase demand by making foreign buyers more comfortable with the United States, the reliable supply we have and the quality of our product.” By focusing on the needs of the individual teams, USB and USSEC hope to continue to grow the personal relationships needed to sell U.S. soy globally and maintain soy’s rank as one of the top U.S. agricultural exports.

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Kathy LaScala, Lee Publications, Eudora, KS, was elected to serve the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) as its president for 2012-2013. Elections were held during the Agricultural Media Summit at the LPC annual meeting held in Albuquerque, NM. This event is a joint convention of LPC, American Agricultural Editors’ Association and American Business Media AgriCouncil. Serving as first vice president is Christy Lee, Cee Lee Communications, Wellington, IL, with Don Norton, BoelteHall, Roeland Park, KS, fills the second vice president position. Angie Denton, Hereford World, Blue Rapids, KS, will serve as secretary/treasurer position. Scott Vernon, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, will stay on the executive committee as immediate past president. Newly elected to the board are Greg Henderson, Drovers, Lenexa, KS and Keri Geffert English,


Vermeer announces next generation of Rancher® Balers

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The Vermeer Rancher® Balers offer customers a right-sized, right-priced baler for their ranch, with the ability to produce large-diameter bales that can be easily moved and fed. And now, the next

need on their ranch,” said Phil Chrisman, Vermeer Product Manager. “Now, the Rancher Baler models include features such as standard flotation tires and improved Haysaver wheels, enhancements

The Vermeer Rancher® Balers offer customers a rightsized, right-priced baler for their ranch.

generation of Rancher Balers from Vermeer is here with the introduction of the Rancher 6640 and Rancher 6650 Balers. “Rancher Balers are built to meet the needs of our cost-conscience customers, while still providing the features they

meant to make the Rancher Balers an even better fit for these customers.” Standard flotation tires (31x13.5L15) on the Rancher 6640 and 6650 Balers offer improved flotation for smoother handling on rough terrains over previous

Rancher Baler models. In addition, the improved design of the Haysaver wheels make adjustments simple, using just a few turns of the wrench, and the addition of a radial pin clutch at the pick-up provides better durability and reliability. The new Rancher Balers come standard with the Bale Expert™ monitor offering userfriendly functionality such as bale shape sensing, real-time bale size data and optional moisture sensing. Customers can also get the optional Vermeer netwrap system, which is easy to load, feed and operate. The Rancher 6650 Baler produces bales up to 66 inches x 61 inches with a minimum horsepower requirement of just 60hp. The Rancher 6640 Baler can produce bales up to 66 inches x 47 inches with just a 50 hp minimum. For more information about the Rancher 6640 and Rancher 6650 balers, visit vermeer.com.


parables/stories. However in the Old Testament, all illness and healing was thought to be provided by God, so plants specifically for healing were not discussed much. There are about 125 references to plants and plant terms mentioned in the Bible (specific plants or words like vine, flowers, thorns, etc.). Some people plant Biblical herb gardens with plants mentioned in the Bible. These kinds of gardens likely started in monasteries, when monks or nuns were the local providers of medical care to both nobility and peasants. In Italy, the Medici family was famous for their additions of plants and their derivatives to the world of medicines. It only makes sense that herbivores will respond favorably to plants administered as medicines since their digestive system has all the enzymes to digest & absorb plant compounds easily. Even if giving herbal medicine not by mouth, the entire herbivore system of the cow, sheep, goat or horse should respond well. When I read in the late 1990’s that the Chinese

give herbal teas to humans intravenously (IV) in hospitals, I knew I had to try it in my bovine patients. I’ve given tinctures IV since then (in dextrose) and am generally pleased with the results. However, you must make sure that the tincture is extremely well made if giving directly into the blood stream. The most common route of administration is through the mouth — as it should be. There are two good reasons for this. First, it is the normal way that animals take in plants into their system. Thus their digestive tract is alerted and can respond since it’s biologically geared to take in plants anyway. Folks that watch animals on pasture know animals like to eat a variety of plant species — certainly not only orchard grass, white clover, and perennial rye but lambs quarters, smooth pigweed, soft seed heads of spiny red root, poison ivy, multiflora rose, quack grass, etc. The second important reason to give herbal medicines in the mouth is that the sense organs are very concentrated in the head area. The sense of taste of

the tongue is directly related to the sense of smell in the nose while our vision and hearing help orient us in space and time. These four senses are the main ones our herbivorous animal friends have, as they don’t have sensitive finger tips for touch like we do. The four main sense organs are only a very short distance away from the brain, which processes incoming information with amazing speed. Additionally, there are lymph nodes near the base of the tongue, behind the jaw and along the throat that help process incoming information towards the immune system. Between the brain’s immediate response to the herb via the facial senses and the digestive tract’s ability to sift, sort and absorb plant material, it can easily be seen that oral administration is the best method of giving herbal medicines — whether they be tinctures, essential

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oils, dried herbs, teas or glycerites (glycerin as the carrier, which animals like much better than the alcohol of tinctures, which may give a burning sensation). The list of dosages shown below is from a book I stumbled upon

many years ago — it’s a gold mine of real information of plants used by veterinarians for animals “back in the day” — when botanical medicine was commonly used by veterinarians. It’s called The Book of Veterinary Doses by Dr. Pierre Fish (Slinger-

land -Comstock, Ithaca, 1930). Dr. Fish was Dean of the Cornell Veterinary School. All doses shown are tinctures for oral administration in ml/cc. In their widely acclaimed book, Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Mosby, 2007), Dr. Susan Wynn and Dr. Barbara Fougere also show dosages of herbs to give. The doses shown in the table are from modern day veterinary practitioners from all over the world that use herbs. What’s really nice is that these doses match up fairly well with the doses used in the 1930’s with dose for tinctures being between 1-3 Tbsp, which is approximately 15-45 cc (1Tbsp = 15cc & 1 tsp = 5cc) I am pleased to have both Dr. Wynn and Dr. Fougere as friends and we’re among the original members of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association, which was started in 2002. The Association is a world-wide group of veterinarians dedicated to using plant medicine with animals. My commitment to VBMA is long-term, and I’m actually its next president beginning this September for two years. The VBMA promotes the science, traditional use and energies of herbs. I invite you or any veterinarian you work with to learn from the website: www.vbma.org .

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by Hubert J. Karreman Hi Folks, We’ve certainly been blessed with adequate rainfall here in the Lancaster region as crops look nice. I think it’s safe to say that everyone is extremely thankful at this point about our growing conditions, especially when hearing about the devastating drought affecting other parts of the U.S. this summer. Even pasture seems to have made it through August in good shape. I know I spend a lot of time talking about pasture — that’s because pasture is so fundamentally important for cow health. There’s never any good reason to be against pasture for ruminants and horses — especially since that’s what God created ruminants and other herbivores to eat primarily. The term herbivore is simply the scientific way of saying that an animal is biologically programmed to eat plants. Plants have been used for food forever by animals and people. Plants and herbs are spoken about in the Old and New Testament — to eat, to use for health, and as symbols within


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warned that “We could see some downward pressure over the next couple of weeks. Among numerous conversations, two go a long way toward summing up the current market situaCalifornia Dairy Producers Say They’re Being Milked! Issued Sept. 7, 2012 Cheese prices were mixed in the Labor Day holiday-shortened week. The blocks closed the first Friday of September at $1.83 per pound, down a penny on the day, up a penny on the week and 4 1/2-cents above a year ago. Barrels closed at $1.7750, down a quarter-cent on the week and 5 1/2-cents above a year ago. Eleven cars of block traded hands on the week and four of barrel. The AMSsurveyed U.S. average block price hit $1.8469, up 3 1/2-cents, while the barrels averaged $1.8313, down 0.1 cent. USDA’s Dairy Market News (DMN) says cheese manufacturers in all regions of the country would increase production if more milk was available. Recent heavy

tion, Dryer wrote; “Domestically, a veteran marketer said: Overall business is good; not a barn burner, but not bad. Internationally, a veteran trader said: They’re (international buyers) grum-

CME sales were attributed to “buyer demand which found less cheese available from manufacturers than desired, taking some buyers to the CME as a result.” Some demand is from buyers who seek cheese in addition to already contracted levels, DMN said. Buyers are alert for available cheese but also being cautious about locking in a price. Many manufacturers anticipate some milk tightness relative to demand in the near future, as milk production continues to reflect the impact of summer weather and resulting feed prices. Market analyst Jerry Dryer wrote in his August 31 Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter that he believes cheese prices will continue to move in a fairly narrow range; possibly for the entire month of September but he

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bling about the price, but they’re still placing orders. Some are just filling in and waiting for a deal out of Oceania, but right now they’re still buying.” By the end of September, reality will have set-

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Mielke from A18 price inched a half-cent lower Friday, to $1.8650, up 2 1/2-cents on the week, the 11th week of gain, but 4 3/4-cents below a year ago. Eleven cars sold on the week. The AMS average hit $1.7686, up 1.1 cent. Churning across the country is mixed and continues to depend on cream availability and price, says USDA. Some butter producers indicate that standardized cream volumes are increasing as school bot-

tling programs gear up. In recent weeks, churning schedules were often not keeping pace with demand and inventoried stocks were being used. The Cold Storage report indicated the July drawdown was heavier and earlier than normal. Overall butter demand is steady at good levels. Retail orders are the strongest with food service easing. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk held all week at $1.70 while Extra Grade

inched a penny higher to $1.6350. AMS powder averaged $1.3263, up 3 cents, and dry whey averaged 55.97 cents, up 1.2 cents on the week. Milk supplies vary by region, according to USDA. Milk supply and demand are reportedly in balance in the Central region where refilling the school pipeline occurred easily this year. Shipments into the Southeast were phasing in gradually. Requests for fluid milk from the

Southwest appeared the last week of August which, according to some milk handlers, was an unusual pattern. California milk output was leveling off after several weeks of very hot weather. Processing plants were running at reduced levels with some reporting milk levels 3-5 percent or more below a year ago. Manufacturing milk supplies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have declined with the increase in Class I

Together (CWT) accepted seven requests for export assistance this week to sell 734,139 pounds of cheese; 352,740 pounds of butter; and 44,082 pounds of anhydrous milk fat (AMF) to customers in Asia, Central America and the Middle East. The product will be delivered December 2012 and raises CWT’s 2012 cheese exports to 79.1 million pounds plus 56.7 million of butter, and 123,459 pounds of AMF to 34 countries on four continents. CWT Chief Operating Officer Jim Tillison said in Thursday’s DairyLine that CWT’s export assistance program is as, if not more effective than herd retirements and “better than taking dairy cows and dairy farmers out of business.” In other dairy news, July butter production totaled 133 million pounds, down 3.4 percent from June and 2 percent below July 2011, according to the latest Dairy Products report. Production of nonfat dry milk totaled 149 million pounds, down 11.6 percent from June but 12.1 percent above a year ago. American type cheese, at 356 million pounds, was down 1.1 percent from June but 1.8 percent above a year ago. Italian type cheese output totaled 368 million, down

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demand from schools are back in session. Tropical storm Isaac was not the event forecast for Florida and many schools that were scheduled to close did not, resulting in strong Class I demand. Milk production in the Oceania region is trending higher and moving off the low point of the production year. Situations are generally quite favorable from both weather and water standpoints, according to USDA, but weather forecasters are predicting effects of an El Nino cycle that could include dryer summer conditions. This could affect crop and pasture growth more in dry land production areas. Australian output in June was reported to be 4.3 percent higher than June 2011 and up 4.2 percent year to date. FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski said this week’s Global Dairy Trade auction priced index leapt 6 percent over the previous report, as global demand for dairy products remains robust. The gap between U.S. and Oceania prices narrowed but U.S. prices are still above Oceania’s. Cooperatives Working


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Mielke from A19 2.7 percent from June but 2.3 percent above a year ago. Total cheese production amounted to 874 million pounds, down 2.3 percent from June but up 2.3 percent from a year ago. Commercial disappearance of dairy products in the first six months of 2012 totaled 100.2 billion pounds, according to USDA, up 2.4 percent from the same period in 2011. Butter was up 4.1 percent; American cheese, up 0.8 percent; other cheese, up 1.2 percent; Nonfat dry milk up a whopping 45.6 percent; but fluid milk products were down 2.2 percent. USDA’s latest Agricultural Prices report shows the preliminary national average price paid to farmers for corn in August was $7.54 per bushel, up from $7.14 last month and compares to $6.88 a year ago. Baled alfalfa hit $203 per ton, up from $198 in July and $196 a year ago. The soybean

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price, at $15.90 per bushel, is up 50 cents from July and compares to $13.40 a year ago. The preliminary all-milk price of $17.80 per cwt. was up from $16.90 in July but down from $22.10 a year ago. The official July MILC payment is $1.638 per cwt., up 27 cents from June. California’s August 4b cheese milk price was announced at $16.57 per cwt., up $1.39 from July but $2.03 below August 2011, and $1.16 below the comparable Federal order Class III price. The 4a butter powder price is $15.40, up $1.90 from July and $4.83 below a year ago. The 2012 4b price average now stands at $14.34, down from $16.50 at this time a year ago and compares to $12.69 in 2010. The 4a average, at $14.66, is down from $19.24 a year ago, and compares to $14.18 in 2010. Things are heating up in California and I’m not talking temperature. The

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Milk Producers Council (MPC) announced that legal action was filed in Superior Court of California, stating that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) failed to follow the law in refusing to bring California’s Class 4b price into better alignment with prices paid by cheese manufacturers around the country. The “Writ of Mandamus” was filed on behalf of MPC, Dairy Farmers of America, Security Milk Producers Association and California Dairy Campaign. MPC reported that the action stems from a CDFA administrative hearing on May 31-June 1, 2012. That hearing was held to consider changes to the formula used by CDFA to calculate California’s “Class 4b” monthly minimum price, the price paid for milk being sold to cheese manufacturers. California law requires CDFA to calculate prices that are in a “reasonable and sound economic relationship” with what

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comparable milk is sold for around the country, MPC said. “The law is very clear that the prices announced by CDFA must be in reasonable alignment with prices paid for comparable milk produced and sold around the country,” said Rob Vandenheuvel, MPC General Manager. “CDFA is violating that law and

rewarding cheese manufacturers, including several huge national and international corporations, with a state-sponsored discount on the milk they buy, all at the expense of roughly 1,600 California dairy families that deserve a fair price for their milk.” I have regularly pointed out the differences between California’s 4b

price and how it trails the Federal order Class III price by very wide margins. Vandenheuvel cites what that has cost California producers in his August 31 newsletter available at www.milkproducerscouncil.org. California Ag Secretary Karen Ross says she’s committed to working

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Newborn Calf Care The breeding and calving process may be challenging for some dairy calf and heifer farmers. Once breeding is successful, the bred female has to carry the unborn to term and calve with minimum stress to the cow and the calf. Although this seems like a straight-forward process, there are major risk factors for stillbirth and infectious disease. Problematic calvings may result in calves developing respiratory acidosis. Left uncorrected, it may lead to the development of metabolic acidosis. This causes the calf’s blood pH to rise, which

may lower the calf’s capability to absorb antibodies from colostrum. The following steps may help your calf get passed a rough start, ensure survival and thrive. • Clear the airway — Remove mucous from around the mouth and nose, assisting the calf to breathe. Inserting a piece of straw into the nasal cavity or pouring some cold water on the calf’s head should initiate a gasping reflex to promote respiration. • Dry off the calf — Dry the calf with a clean, dry towel. This should be done if the dam is unable to dry her calf, or if the

calf is removed immediately. Vigorous drying around the shoulders and neck encourages respiration and helps the calf to regulate its body temperature. As water evaporates, heat is removed, which can leave the calf vulnerable to chilling. • Feed colostrum once the calf is breathing well, colostrum should be administered. According to DCHA Gold Standards, colostrum equaling 10 percent of body weight should be fed in the first four hours of life. • Colostrum has several positive effects on a calf. Not only does it pro-

vide the calf with disease-

you can read Ensuring Survival with Newborn Care at http://calfcare.ca/calfnews/ensuring-survivalwith-newborn-care Source: Dairy Calf & Heifer Association, Tip of the Week

Mielke from A20 with the state’s dairy industry to find long-term solutions and has invited 32 dairy farmers, cooperative leaders and processors to form the California Dairy Future Task Force, according to Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW). Ross said “It is imperative that task force members begin work as soon as possible and strive to develop recommendations by the end of the year.” “As CDFA tries to balance the interests of farmers with other dairy stakeholders, cooperatives, processors and consumers, it is clear to us that the pathway to future stability can be reached by tackling those reforms head-on.” Meanwhile; more than 50 California Dairy Campaign (CDC) members have called on Congress to pass legislation enabling California to join the Federal milk marketing order (FMMO) system. CDC executive director Lynne McBride charged

that “Prices paid to dairy producers in California are the lowest of any regulated state in the nation and joining the FMMO would increase producer prices significantly.” With dairy producer discontent growing, Western United Dairymen is hosting a program to educate producers about the Federal market order system, September 20, at the Tulare Ag Center, Tulare, Calif. Some dairy producers are organizing a September 13 protest at the State Capitol in Sacramento. On a “happier note,” a California judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) seeking to stop California dairy farmers from airing TV commercials portraying how happy, healthy and well-cared for the state’s dairy herds are. Some might ask; why aren’t the dairy farmers themselves treated that way?

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fighting antibodies, but it also increases the calf’s blood volume and improves blood circulation. • Calves from a difficult calving may need to be moved and handled with extra care. For more information,


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by Bob Gray Well, of all the commodities dairy will suffer the most if the 2012 Farm Bill is not passed and current law is extended. The Dairy Security Act which is part of the 2012 Farm Bill will be put off until later this year. And, of course, the MILC program all but expired on Sept. 1. So unless any short term extension includes a provision that would keep the

MILC program payments at the same level they have been since the passage of the 2008 Farm Bill, there will be no payments during the interim period of September through December under a short term extension of the current Farm Bill law. The following chart prepared by economist Dr. Ken Olson compares MILC payments in the Northeast on a state by state basis for MILC in

2010 and 2012 (up until the end of August 2012). There were no MILC payments in 2011. You can see that the payments have substantially increased in comparing 2010 and 2012 due to lower farm milk prices this past year. The far right column shows the percentage of increase between 2010 and 2012in MILC payments. Source: NDFC Newsletter, Aug. 31

MILC Payments by State Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2012.

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Crossbreeding concept within the Holstein breed? Crossbreeding — or the inter-mating of two to three different breeds of dairy cattle — has gained consideration and practice on many commercial dairy operations over the past decade. The end justifies the means, creating an efficient producing dairy cow that thrives under the pressures of

milk production and reproduction. With proper genetic selection the heterosis attained in traditional crossbreeding produces a generation of animals that are, on average, consistently higher in fertility, body condition, feed conversion rates and other health traits that add to lifetime profitability.

Though true crossbreeding cannot be accomplished within a single breed, increased gene heterozygosity can occur, and individual trait improvement can be attained when specific lines of genetics are crossed, says Jeff Ziegler, genomics program manager at Select Sires Inc. Specifically,

when two animals of distinctly different genetic make-up are crossed, a boost from the genetic differences can be achieved in the next generation. Just as easily as illustrated in the single mating of crossing specific genetic lines, this same practice can be applied on a larger, broader scale — more suitable for modern dairy operations. Using a pool of sires that are pre-sorted in a specific line, which are both complementary to the genetic base, the female population within the herd and significantly different in ge-

nomic make-up, allows the herd to achieve an increase in heterosis without conventional crossbreeding. The key to achieving the maximum opportunity of such genetic enhancement within the same breed is the careful, thoughtful and persistent identification and segregation of genetically similar individuals. To accomplish this, the use of pedigree comparison alone is not sufficient, because it does not account for the significant amount of random genetic sorting that takes place at conception. Drastic differ-

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4.5 3.5 4 3.2 3.3 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6 4.8 4.5

778 774 752 731 706 661 540 514 508 468 448

3.2 3.1 3.2 3 3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3 3.7 3.6

24575 22442 22601 21137 16160 18625 15911 16937 17238 17448 15401

973 909 832 813 802 664 721 667 679 650 628

4 4.1 3.7 3.8 5 3.6 4.5 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.1

753 739 714 660 600 564 552 550 547 547 513

3.1 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.7 3 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.3

24265 22542 22367 21443 21833 19874 16057 17714 12460 11265

968 856 920 851 744 794 825 749 675 542

4 3.8 4.1 4 3.4 4 5.1 4.2 5.4 4.8

728 707 672 665 658 596 570 561 471 417

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25391 24209 21838 20109 19975 19036 18220

932 891 820 781 876 881 707

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801 724 675 616 604 596 582

3.2 3 * 3.1 3.1 3 3.1 3.2

IDEAL DAIRY FARMS HOLLISTER BROTHERS WINDY LEA FARM DON DURKEE SKIFF FARMS INC. SKIFF FARMS INC. ALAIN ETHIER MICHAEL & LOUISE WOODDELL

H H H H H B X H

31 98 122 63 131 48 16 60 48 38

JOHN G. KELLETT JR.

H H H H H H H

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NEW HAMPSHIRE CHESHIRE VINCENT & CAROL MALNATI ECHO FARM INC. ECHO FARM INC. ECHO FARM INC.

H J G M

93 25 12 88

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701 3.7 707 4.6 749 5 593 3.8

567 3 539 3.5 521 3.5 490 3.2

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967 928 837 829 780 762 696 565 569

4 4 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.8

755 724 689 668 655 635 581 476 427

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.6

29520 27520 24937 22084 18339

1003 969 964 938 867

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878 764 870 694 785 602 680

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740 647 645 582 569 538 532

3 3 3.1 3 3.3 2.9 3.2

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858 821 785 878 756 727 517

4.5 3.9 3.6 5.3 4 4.8 3.8

700 681 642 631 592 559 437

3.7 3.2 3 3.8 3.1 3.7 3.2

GRAFTON PATCH FAMILY DOUGLAS & DEBORA ERB RICH & DOREEN MORRIS GRAFTON COUNTY FARM WILLIAM & DIANNE MINOT JOHN C. PERKINS SCOTT & COLLEEN JOHNSTON PUTNAM GLEN RUSSELL & MARY HICKS

H H H H H H H X J

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22680 18067 22604 20988 20684 18760 19858

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23099 22578 23680 22135 21085 20059 19353 19117 19650 19228 18182 17548 18175 17382 16585 13695 13583

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4 4 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.8 4.9

730 705 688 669 657 611 600 580 578 565 564 546 544 531 507 496 481

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

271 586 526 78 42 87 111 262 221 161 24 158 135 275 92 239 89 128 30 25 49 33 77 110 62 81 86 38 124 40

GRAND ISLE

ADDISON VORSTEVELD FARM KAYHART BROTHERS LLC TIM & JULIE HOWLETT B DANYOW FARM LLC WAYNE & JEANNINE PARTRIDGE WOODNOTCH FARMS INC. BRACE ALEX & MICHELE FOSTER BROTHERS FARM INC. HATCH FARM INC. CHIMNEY POINT FARM L.P MARC & NORRIS BRISSON TERRIER LEE HANSON STEPHEN & SYLVIA ARTHUR & JOAN HUESTIS HAROLD & ANJE DEGRAAF ANTHONY & BARBARA CORREIA JEFF & BRIAN TREADWAY ROBERT & SUZANNE HUNT ORR ACRES MILES & CHERYL TUDHOPE MILES & CHERYL TUDHOPE JEFFREY & OLIVE PHILLIPS FIFIELD JEFF & LISE LESLIE RUBLEE MARTHA SEIFERT KETTLE TOP FARM SCOTT & MARY PURINTON JOHN & LISA ROBERTS DAVID & MELANIE CARMICHAEL COTA BROTHERS FARM INC. TACONIC END FARM MIEDEMAS THE MICHAEL LEE

FAT

FRANKLIN

PROVIDENCE WRIGHT'S DAIRY FARM

J G

Milk

ESSEX

KENT KEVIN BREENE KEVIN BREENE THE WOLOOHOJIAN FAMILY

Brd Cows

ROUTHIER & SONS AUBURN S STEPHEN & CARLA RUSSO RICHARD & MURIEL MARTIN

RHODE ISLAND

MONTGOMERY GLEN MEADOWS FARM HOBART & CYNTHIA PICKARD PETERSHEIM SAMUEL & SADIE HOBART & CYNTHIA PICKARD JOHN G. KELLETT JR. PHILLIPS & SUSAN FERRY DELLAVALE FARM

436 4.6

CALEDONIA

ROCKINGHAM STUART F

9448

102 143 80 101 38 26

H

MERRIMACK-BELKNAP PINELANE FARM BOHANAN FARM TOPLINE JERSEYS YEATON DAIRY FARM TOPLINE JERSEYS

25

VERMONT

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

NAME

ORGANIC

FRANKLIN H H H H H X J H J J

PRO %

MONTGOMERY

MASSACHUSETTS DARRIDGE FARM GUNN STEVE HAGER BROS. FARM LLC. DAVID DUPREY HUNT FARM KAREN HERZIG HAGER BROS. FARM LLC. PAUL L WILLIS CRAIG W. AVERY MAPLEDGE JERSEYS

%

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

WASHINGTON 24631 25212 23582 24738 23222 20221 17079 16246 16991 12727 12583

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

FAT

SCHOHARIE

NEW LONDON H H H H H H H H H J J

Milk

OTSEGO

Following is the August 2012 VT DHIA Top 40 herds of 10 or more animals based on protein pounds in each County serviced by VT DHIA and processed through the Dairy Records Management Processing Center, Raleigh, NC during the calendar month. Rolling herd averages will appear on this list for herds which have chosen the option to have their herd average published and the herd has 12 consecutive tests including components for each test.

CLARK WOODMANSEE III JOHN OSGA JACK TIFFANY STEVE SNURKOWSKI DAVID HYDE VALLEY VIEW DAIRY REW FARM GIGLIO LEONARD LUKE BOTTICELLO SANKOW BEAVER BROOK FARM LLC. CATO CORNER FARM

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

J & M LADD FAMILIES FARM

H

67

572 2.9

LAMOILLE ARTHUR & LARRY MORRILL DEBORA WICKART WARREN RANKIN

H H G

ORANGE WHITE FARM ROBERT & MELANIE SWENSON PINELLO FAMILY FARM VERMONT TECH COLLEGE HARKDALE FARM INC. ROBERT J HOWE RAY E. CHURCHILL RANDY & AMY FERRIS TIM & JANET ANGELL HANFIELDBJ DERRICK & BEVERLY WRIGHT CHAPMAN COREY & ANN HARKDALE FARM INC. ANTHONY & CHRISTINE BROWN OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP PEASE FAMILY FARM & SHIRLEY PEASE JOSEPH O. ANGELL KENNETH & LISA PRESTON ALLENVILLE FARM ROBERT J HOWE NONEMACHER CHRIS DAVID CHILDS L.JR. & GORDON HUNTINGTON A. & K. BURGESS HERD 1 OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP DUANE & DALE WILLIAMS JAMES WILLIAMS WARREN PRESTON FARM 1 LLOYD & JASON BAKER DEAN & TERRI CONANT A. & K. BURGESS HERD 1 PEASE FAMILY FARM & SHIRLEY PEASE JAMES T DOYLE STEVEN & LINDA SMALL M. GARY MULLEN CHESTER & SCHEINDEL ABBOT M. GARY MULLEN CRAIG RUSSELL JAMES & DAWN BLODGETT THEODORE & LINDA HOYT

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

ORLEANS VERNON & MARY JUDITH HURD TAFT WILLARD & TED J DENIS & CLAIRE MICHAUD NEIGHBORHOOD FARM ANDERSONVILLE DAIRY LLC WEBSTER DANIEL & MEGAN DOUG NELSON PADDLEBRIDGE HOLSTEINS BRUCE & LAURIE PERRON JACQUES COUTURE ADAM & JOANNA LIDBACK GARY & GAIL LYMAN JAMES & SHARLYN JORDAN ANDY ANDREWS RANDALL DEXTER & ALICE PAMELA HELENEK RYAN BROS

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

49 401 434 815 229 84 95 57 59 66 32 71 258 93 109 25 209


Benefits of using ultrasound to detect pregnancy

Figures From Agritech Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holstein Association USA.

Top Herds For August HERD NAME

STRAFFORD

COWS BRD

NEW HAMPSHIRE

SCRUTON'S DAIRY

RHA MILK

RHA RHA FAT PRO

H

25544

892

749

6 1939

H H

22961 28944

990 1081

762 866

ANGELROSE DAIRY HILLBROOK HOLSTEINS

83 20

X H

22727 21950

847 827

698 664

CHA-LIZ FARM LLC

986

H

28592

982

843

CURRIE VALLEY DAIRY LLC

904

H

27084

1040

841

DARLING,ROBERT & SONS

193

J

16068

744

577

OAKFIELD CORNERS DAIRY 2

1393

H

23874

837

739

GRAND VENTURE DAIRY HYLIGHT FARMS, LLC

860 366

H H

27899 29437

1018 1114

865 906

ROLLNVIEW FARMS

1062

H

28601

1023

873

WORMONT DAIRY

265

H

16952

725

556

5 B RANCH

35

H

31526

945

943

EILDON TWEED FARM

992

H

28738

1145

914

MOUNTFIELD FARM

162

H

24233

939

765

SILVER SPOON DAIRY FLY CREEK VALLEY FARMS

81 84

H H

23687 22436

907 863

717 699

2721

H

26319

938

788

GAIGE FARMS

52

H

17851

657

533

CRITERRIDGE CAROLRAY FARMS

47 86

H H

23039 20075

783 753

674 630

TRUE FARMS INC EMERLING FARMS

1088 1114

H H

25663 24496

955 880

786 748

282

H

24602

854

762

CAYUGA

VALLEY MOUND FARM AURORA RIDGE DAIRY

CHENANGO CLINTON

CORTLAND

DELAWARE GENESEE

JEFFERSON

LIVINGSTON ONEIDA

MADISON

MONTGOMERY ONONDAGA OTSEGO

ST. LAWRENCE

WOODCREST DAIRY LLC

SCHOHARIE

WASHINGTON WYOMING

LEBANON

PENNSYLVANIA

REID K HOOVER

ly pregnancies, but the true benefit to reproduction comes from identifying the open cows even sooner. A skilled ultrasonographer can identify a fetus and a heartbeat within 26 days of gestation. A pregnancy at such an early stage requires more methodical scans since the fetus and pocket of fluid are

very small making it difficult to detect. Following the schedule for timed artificial insemination (A.I.) programs, most people who include ultrasound into their pregnancy diagnosis wait until after 32 days bred to check for pregnancy. The fetus is much bigger at this time and there is more fluid to help detect a pregnancy. Ultrasound testing also plays a major role after diagnosing pregnancy. • Identifying dead fetuses — Soon after fertilization there is some embryonic loss beginning to take place and continues after fertilization in a decreasing rate. Most of the loss takes place prior to day 45 of the pregnancy. There can be many fetuses dead or dying during the time of the pregnancy diagnosis depending on when the pregnancy diagnosis occurs. • Once dead fetuses are identified, strategies can be applied to resynchronize them as quickly

DHI TOP 40 FOR AUGUST NAME

Brd Cows

LEATHER JEREMY & JENNIFER JACK & ANNE LAZOR LEATHER JEREMY & JENNIFER LAURENCE LUMSDEN & FAMILY ANDREW KEHLER WAYNE SR. DONCASTER

J J G H A J

76 50 12 49 54 51

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

193 65 70 107 34 13 144 24 28 91 39 30

RICHARD SHELDON CALEB P SMITH CASH & KAREN RUANE BARTHOLOMEW BROS. HERD 1 CLIFTON & D.R. CRESSY CASH & KAREN RUANE PAUL & KARI LUSSIER BARTHOLOMEW BROS. HERD 1 JOESPH & OR UNA MORRISSETTE PARKER DAVID & MICHELE SHAUN YOUNG SHAUN YOUNG

RUTLAND

WASHINGTON

FAIRMONT FARM WALTER C'O RAYMON BO BOTHFELD DAVID PULLMAN DOUGLAS H & SHARON A TURNER DAVID PULLMAN FRANK & MARILYN JOHNSON STANLEY & CATHERINE SCRIBNER MORGAN & JENNIFER CHURCHILL MOLLY BROOK FARMS CHARLES P. CARRIER JAMES ACKERMANN STEPHEN & AMY BOTHFELD WOODARD FARM HARVEST HILL FARM HARVEST HILL FARM WALT & JOSEPH MAHR MORSE JR. JOHN ARMSTRONG VONTRAPP FARMSTEAD MARK RUSHTON

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

850 55 200 40 34 74 285 93 119 84 53 65 26 13 13 26 20 44

WINDHAM H

34

Milk

FAT %

PRO %

NAME

Brd Cows

14207 12670 13686 14039 12981 9898

643 622 585 496 502 430

4.5 4.9 4.3 3.5 3.9 4.3

476 464 431 422 414 343

3.4 3.7 3.1 3 3.2 3.5

26357 16948 20218 18945 18219 14913 17594 14962 14776 13412 14838 11083

945 871 735 745 661 620 560 614 526 510 557 451

3.6 5.1 3.6 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.2 4.1 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.1

789 641 621 570 528 512 491 475 443 429 415 344

3 * 3.8 3.1 3 2.9 3.4 2.8 * 3.2 3 3.2 2.8 3.1

AMY & NICK STONE MARK RUSHTON WESTMINSTER FARM PETER MILLER AMY & NICK STONE KEVIN HAMILTON LILAC RIDGE FARM THE CORSE FARM MALCOLM SUMNER THE PUTNEY SCHOOL

H J H H X H H H J X

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

26038 1001 3.8 803 3.1 * 23744 857 3.6 752 3.2 22891 868 3.8 707 3.1 23561 748 3.2 705 3 18838 831 4.4 639 3.4 21269 738 3.5 629 3 18958 727 3.8 607 3.2 17358 714 4.1 570 3.3 14322 702 4.9 550 3.8 17840 706 4 548 3.1 16581 655 4 520 3.1 16620 629 3.8 498 3 14906 648 4.3 476 3.2 15401 583 3.8 473 3.1 14658 563 3.8 458 3.1 13311 725 5.4 448 3.4 10691 474 4.4 386 3.6 10288 506 4.9 342 3.3 23537

957

4.1 758 3.2

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

FAT %

PRO %

NAME ANTHONY & CHRISTINE BROWN OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP ALLENVILLE FARM ROBERT J HOWE DAVID CHILDS OUGHTA-BE-FARM LLP DEAN & TERRI CONANT JAMES T DOYLE M. GARY MULLEN CHESTER & SCHEINDEL ABBOT M. GARY MULLEN CRAIG RUSSELL THEODORE & LINDA HOYT DANIEL J CILLEY

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

27 24 654 161 15 49 41 60 43 38

22724 16865 20864 19228 16431 18436 18004 16539 13971 15903

901 832 783 798 775 725 742 646 717 662

4 4.9 3.8 4.2 4.7 3.9 4.1 3.9 5.1 4.2

705 640 630 583 581 575 552 503 499 496

3.1 3.8 3 3 3.5 3.1 3.1 3 3.6 3.1

H 111 H 484 H 83 H 48 J 60 H 67 J 83 H 153 J 48 X 34 J 16 M 42 A 28 X 31 G 13

23797 23659 22764 22592 16809 20774 17069 19763 14801 14375 12504 14148 13083 10110 9125

905 823 903 795 982 742 869 706 670 584 520 491 479 406 443

3.8 3.5 4 3.5 5.8 3.6 5.1 3.6 4.5 4.1 4.2 3.5 3.7 4 4.9

735 729 703 683 680 650 622 617 512 458 430 429 404 321 314

3.1 3.1 * 3.1 3 4 3.1 3.6 3.1 3.5 3.2 3.4 3 3.1 3.2 3.4

WINDSOR

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

Milk

ORGANIC TACONIC END FARM MIEDEMAS THE BEN WILLIAMS BEN WILLIAMS GARRY & EILEEN TRUDELL KIRT WESTCOM WALTER & DIANE BERTHIAUME ROBERT J HOWE CHAPMAN COREY & ANN

ADDISON J H

31 123

11268 11222

543 434

4.8 404 3.6 3.9 340 3

H X H H X

49 33 110 124 40

18666 16856 15254 11592 10523

690 692 570 448 411

3.7 4.1 3.7 3.9 3.9

FRANKLIN

ORANGE H H

28 52

19546 18409

776 4 700 3.8

561 554 440 356 323

as possible. This will improve heat detection rate and ultimately increase the pregnancy rates. • Detecting small pyometras — Using a palpator to detect small pyometras can be difficult. However, using ultrasound, even a small pyometra can plainly be distinguished from an early pregnancy and strategies can be applied to return the cow to a fertile state (giving an injection of prostaglandin). • Maximizing profits — For bull-bred herds, recognizing pregnancies and staging them precisely so that the dairy knows when to dry the cow is important to boosting profits. Ultrasound is considered to be exceptional at doing this since it can more find pregnancies earlier in gestation. By applying measuring techniques to the fetus, the stage of the pregnancy can be anticipated with strong accuracy. Source: Dairy Calf & Heifer Association, Tip of the Week

3 3.3 2.9 3.1 3.1

605 3.1 569 3.1

PADDLEBRIDGE HOLSTEINS ANDY ANDREWS RANDALL DEXTER & ALICE JACK & ANNE LAZOR SHAUN YOUNG SHAUN YOUNG DOUGLAS H & SHARON A TURNER FRANK & MARILYN JOHNSON MORGAN & JENNIFER CHURCHILL CHARLES P. CARRIER JAMES ACKERMANN STEPHEN & AMY BOTHFELD WOODARD FARM WALT & JOSEPH MAHR MORSE JR. PETER MILLER THE CORSE FARM MALCOLM SUMNER JAMES JR. & TINA SPAULDING JAMES JR. & TINA SPAULDING LONE OAK FARM

Brd Cows

Milk

FAT %

PRO % 552 551 540 511 498 490 428 405 402 397 376 375 363 363

* Denotes Herds Milked 3X

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

41 12 81 16 45 50 61 34 18 50 34 51 55 25

15505 15903 18472 13856 13793 13862 13963 13612 12440 11853 10712 12799 12131 11423

735 725 694 666 634 653 562 539 509 527 490 483 464 467

H H H

57 93 109

19117 17382 16585

705 3.7 645 3.7 622 3.8

580 3 531 3.1 507 3.1

J

50

12670

622 4.9

464 3.7

H X

39 30

14838 11083

557 3.8 451 4.1

415 2.8 344 3.1

H H X H H H X J

40 74 93 84 53 65 26 26

23561 21269 17358 17840 16581 16620 14906 13311

748 738 714 706 655 629 648 725

705 629 570 548 520 498 476 448

H H J

161 60 43

19228 16539 13971

798 4.2 646 3.9 717 5.1

583 3 503 3 499 3.6

J A X

16 28 31

12504 13083 10110

520 4.2 479 3.7 406 4

430 3.4 404 3.1 321 3.2

ORLEANS

RUTLAND

WASHINGTON

WINDHAM

WINDSOR

4.7 4.6 3.8 4.8 4.6 4.7 4 4 4.1 4.4 4.6 3.8 3.8 4.1

3.2 3.5 4.1 4 4 3.8 4.3 5.4

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

3 3 3.3 3.1 3.1 3 3.2 3.4

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

HERD OWNER

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

MAINE

ANDROSCOGGIN-SAGADAHOC DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHIR-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H M J H H H A H

477.1 314.2 64.5 106.3 41.3 62.8 93.0 53.6 27.3 74.5 116.8 30.6 107.7 17.6 81.2

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

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

H H X H H H A

74.6 52.3 57.5 78.6 47.9 53.5 25.4

25171 21745 20557 20608 19512 18748 16469

926 867 773 806 717 693 630

3.7 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.8

751 677 648 625 589 571 508

3.0 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1

DAVIS, JIM & RICK JOHN DONALD MARC BAILEY FARRINGTON, THAYDEN BAILEY HILL FARM THOMAS BAILEY RICHARD COREY SHADY LANE FARM

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

H H H H H H X X

56.3 77.3 61.4 55.5 32.4 13.7 41.6 36.6

21270 19732 19727 18350 18574 17751 16683 14875

839 695 658 725 665 602 686 640

3.9 3.5 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.4 4.1 4.3

669 571 570 569 568 527 521 506

3.1 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.4

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

H H J H H X X J

121.2 97.1 91.5 93.0 138.6 75.7 14.4 62.2

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STONEHOLM FARM SAWYER SHELDON S STONEWALL FARM

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

CUMBERLAND

KENNEBEC

SILVER MAPLE FARMS INC 1 PEARSON RICHARD SILVER MAPLE FARMS INC 1 CLEMEDOW FARM NICK MICHAUD GAIL QUIMBY PEARSON RICHARD JASON & JOY RAY

KNOX-LINCOLN RALPH PEARSE & SONS HAWES LINCOLN J

OXFORD

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

DHI-AP H 31.9 DHIR-AP H 34.8

27949 980 3.5 829 3.0 3X 26886 941 3.5 816 3.0 26325 1009 3.8 798 3.0 25800 966 3.7 785 3.0 3X 23286 865 3.7 689 3.0 20817 776 3.7 628 3.0 19344 720 3.7 597 3.1 19472 751 3.9 596 3.1 19758 710 3.6 595 3.0 15997 747 4.7 580 3.6 19126 711 3.7 580 3.0 18476 691 3.7 576 3.1 18177 673 3.7 557 3.1 18276 694 3.8 545 3.0 17591 640 3.6 519 3.0

27404 1014 3.7 819 3.0 23177 962 4.2 742 3.2 20951 987 4.7 731 3.5 23277 760 3.3 730 3.1 20624 786 3.8 620 3.0 3X 20013 845 4.2 619 3.1 16896 810 4.8 603 3.6 15272 651 4.3 533 3.5 24450 18940

891 3.6 730 3.0 735 3.9 595 3.1

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

H H H J H H

75.6 100.5 36.5 21.5 21.3 30.6

25479 22492 21377 16567 18332 17726

836 855 764 708 690 647

3.3 3.8 3.6 4.3 3.8 3.7

748 692 650 572 563 542

2.9 3.1 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.1

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

H H H H H H H H H H

331.0 378.2 993.5 654.6 52.0 44.9 179.8 125.5 187.3 203.5

27240 24715 24583 24742 22733 22362 20512 20405 20117 19051

970 862 831 874 875 879 798 758 729 721

3.6 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.8

807 757 736 725 704 667 650 627 622 593

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

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

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

71.7 266.9 270.5 410.6 173.5 59.0 380.1 84.3 57.8 42.6 49.9 43.7 46.2

24630 24220 19959 21751 19454 20559 20656 18280 19716 16089 17725 16907 16366

837 935 866 809 802 749 786 785 702 768 722 619 606

3.4 3.9 4.3 3.7 4.1 3.6 3.8 4.3 3.6 4.8 4.1 3.7 3.7

735 722 670 661 633 614 612 590 578 570 555 516 513

3.0 3.0 3.4 3.0 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.5 3.1 3.1 3.1

THE THOMPSON FARM DHI-AP H 68.6 LARRABEE HAROLD & GALEN DHI-APCS H 464.9 INGRAHAM JOHN W & SONS DHI-APCS H 467.7 SCHOFIELD, WAYNE DHI-AP H 21.2 KEENE DAIRY DHI-AP H 103.3 CLEMENTS WALTER DHI-AP H 37.4

23694 23732 21778 20209 19267 18868

935 922 855 744 730 668

3.9 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.5

735 699 678 612 590 553

3.1 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9

23200 20301 17555 20188 19577 19131 16958

827 732 850 736 694 735 645

3.6 3.6 4.8 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.8

748 635 618 615 611 607 505

3.2 3.1 3.5 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.0

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

SOMERSET

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

WALDO

YORK

JOHNSON FARM INC. ALDERWOOD FARM, INC. HIGHLAND FARMS INC DUNN, FRED GIRARD, RYAN HARRISON FARM LEARY FARM INC.

CHESHIRE

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

H H J H H H H

82.7 87.7 256.4 50.4 24.9 42.1 50.0

NEW HAMPSHIRE

WINDYHURST FM PARTNERSHIP

DHIR-AP H 181.7

TYPE TEST

HERD OWNER

26341 1006 3.8 790 3.0

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

RHA MILK

DHI-APCS H 772.4 DHI-AP J 320.7 DHI-AP H 26.6

GRAFTON

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

HILLSBORO

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

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

15.1 217.1 23.7 74.8

22299 19627 15575 16830

687 804 662 587

3.1 4.1 4.3 3.5

696 627 557 538

3.1 3.2 3.6 3.2

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

H H H H

102.2 332.6 74.7 18.9

26504 24140 24236 21145

865 967 875 858

3.3 4.0 3.6 4.1

797 779 752 625

3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0

H H H H H H X

62.9 233.4 61.3 159.8 78.2 81.8 13.0

25355 25276 24238 23819 21125 20432 17250

980 944 912 869 781 686 729

3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.4 4.2

781 760 728 713 631 618 575

3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.3

DHI-APCS H 238.6 DHI-AP H 190.4 DHI-APCS H 91.2

24613 23841 21315

920 3.7 752 3.1 901 3.8 708 3.0 820 3.8 640 3.0

STRAFFORD-CARROLL UNH CREAM UNH RESEARCH HERD NAUGHTAVEEL FARM

SULLIVAN

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

833 3.4 735 3.0 3X 831 4.9 620 3.6 655 3.8 512 3.0

H H X A

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

ROCKINGHAM

24577 17043 17098

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

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

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

DHI-APCS H 17.8 DHI-APCS H 66.4 DHI-AP H 116.4

27775 1095 3.9 850 3.1 26288 1020 3.9 809 3.1 24481 889 3.6 727 3.0

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

27564 24555 22509 22021 22069 20843 16889

H H H H H H J

177.9 36.9 80.7 559.3 185.3 111.3 63.6

998 957 809 853 862 752 757

3.6 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.6 4.5

873 722 704 693 682 616 601

3.2 2.9 3.1 3.1 3X 3.1 3.0 3.6

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.5

778 771 756 660 658 653 649 586 544

3.1 3.0 3X 3.1 3X 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

VERMONT

ADDISON

BLUE-SPRUCE FARM INC DEER VALLEY FARM M AND J DAIRY SABOURIN, GERARD & JUDY BLUE-SPRUCE FARM INC FOUR HILL FARMS MIDDLEBROOK FARM INC. THOMAS, BRAD AND JILL PLOUFFE HILL FARM

H 1412.9 H 480.4 H 292.5 H 104.8 A 60.3 H 1470.4 H 183.9 H 183.0 H 34.4

25076 25655 24347 21554 20562 21358 21626 19428 18266

921 931 884 809 792 798 830 713 646

DHI-AP H 66.0

27274

951 3.5 814 3.0

BURT, JASON AND CHRISTINA DHI-AP H 260.6 FOURNIER INC, RENE & SON DHI-AP X 73.6 GORT0N, GRANT JOHN DHI-APCS H 104.3

22409 19785 19285

835 3.7 668 3.0 755 3.8 612 3.1 778 4.0 601 3.1

DHI-AP H 375.8

26630

953 3.6 785 2.9 3X

DHI-AP H 874.8

25137

943 3.8 783 3.1

CHITTENDEN

TWIN OAKS DAIRY FARM LLC

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

FRANKLIN

GRAND ISLE QUINTIN, ANDRE

ORANGE

KNOXLAND FARM

RUTLAND

BOOK BROTHERS MACH FARM, INC. GLEN AND MARTHA HAYWARD GLEN AND MARTHA HAYWARD

DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHI-APCS

H H H B

118.4 158.3 86.8 11.5

22067 21449 21422 15897

798 769 837 694

VERMONT FARMSTEAD CHEESE DHIR-AP H BILLINGS FARM MUSEUM DHIR J

59.9 41.5

19959 15046

751 3.8 635 3.2 751 5.0 573 3.8

WINDSOR

3.6 3.6 3.9 4.4

662 657 646 543

3.0 3.1 3.0 3.4

MASSACHUSETTS

BERKSHIRE

FAIRFIELDS DAIRY FARM, LLC DHI-AP H 228.1 MARTHA & ROBERT KILMER JR DHI-AP H 106.5 MARTHA & ROBERT KILMER JR DHI-AP J 24.3 HIGH LAWN FARM DHIRAPCS J 208.5 TURNER FARMS, INC. DHI H 124.6 ZIEMBA, MICHAEL, MARK & TIM DHI-AP H 181.0 LEGEYT, RICHARD & BETTY DHI-AP H 67.6

FRANKLIN

WHOLEY COW FARM WHOLEY COW FARM BOYDEN BROS. DAIRY MT.TOBY FARM ROBERTSON, CHRIS & BOB

HAMPSHIRE

COOK, GORDON, JR. & HANK DEVINE FARM, INC. BELDEN,LUTHER A.INC PARSONS, HENRY & EDWARD JOYNER DAIRY FARM ALLARDS FARM INC. COOK, GORDON, JR. & HANK KOKOSKI, JOHN HD1 HARTSBROOK FARM

23529 22192 16334 16170 19862 18417 17865

930 884 809 788 757 685 702

4.0 4.0 5.0 4.9 3.8 3.7 3.9

737 684 600 584 573 553 532

3.1 3.1 3.7 3.6 2.9 3.0 3.0

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

H X H H H

39.6 19.4 88.4 102.6 88.3

28610 1078 3.8 888 3.1 23314 1029 4.4 815 3.5 24530 914 3.7 759 3.1 22509 864 3.8 702 3.1 22297 907 4.1 694 3.1

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

H H H H H B J J H

53.8 185.7 109.4 109.6 23.6 129.2 11.0 111.3 87.9

24478 22312 21635 20812 20799 19597 14613 14579 17822

929 874 825 821 775 733 758 733 660

3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 5.2 5.0 3.7

777 689 660 656 650 646 573 564 549

3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.9 3.9 3.1

TYPE TEST

HERD OWNER

HAMPDEN

PALMER,TERRY POMEROY & SONS

MIDDLESEX

TULLY FARMS, INC. PICKARD, JAMES & ELEANOR

ESSEX

HERRICK,DAVID SAM RICHARDSON'S DAIRY, INC.

BRISTOL

BRISTOL COUNTY

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

DHI-AP H 154.3 DHI-AP H 72.3

21607 18247

813 3.8 667 3.1 714 3.9 591 3.2

DHI-AP H 123.5 DHI-AP H 87.1

20786 17785

829 4.0 659 3.2 683 3.8 550 3.1

DHI-AP H 95.8 DHI-AP H 161.3

27374 24040

947 3.5 817 3.0 766 3.2 708 2.9

DHI-AP H 18.7

22150

793 3.6 643 2.9

RHODE ISLAND

WASHINGTON COTTRELL HOMESTEAD KENYON, FRANCIS

HARTFORD

DHI-AP H 15.0 DHI-AP X 63.4

LITCHFIELD

JACQUIER, ROBERT & PETER CHRIS & TODD HANNAN FREUND'S FARM, INC. TANNER T. WEIGOLD FARMS LLP MEADOW RIDGE FARM LLC. ARETHUSA FARM LLC ARETHUSA FARM LLC THORN, CLINTON CARLSON,DOUGLAS J. JACQUIER, DAVID & MELODY NUTMEG ACRES

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

20.7 45.9 29.9 40.8 111.8 15.5 27.2 46.7 28.9 76.0

22135 22750 20857 19844 20271 16731 16714 16139 18357 17609

772 799 776 723 766 767 742 697 784 662

3.5 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.8

681 665 646 622 600 563 562 559 548 528

3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.0 3.0

H 1006.6 H 40.8 H 284.7 H 109.2 H 91.3 H 68.9 H 80.2 J 27.4 H 33.3 H 58.5 H 370.5 X 54.6

27514 21817 22288 20796 21991 20281 19970 15672 18019 17402 16168 15903

934 821 813 774 808 814 821 784 744 664 630 589

3.4 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0 4.1 5.0 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.7

812 681 659 656 655 600 593 566 563 542 529 509

3.0 3X 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.6 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.2

DHIR-AP H 130.8 DHI-AP H 15.7 DHIR H 73.3

19313 17163 16159

652 3.4 577 3.0 645 3.8 512 3.0 611 3.8 503 3.1

DHI-AP H 369.1 DHI-AP H 50.8 DHI-APCS H 113.5

22134 20855 17591

856 3.9 687 3.1 783 3.8 641 3.1 670 3.8 528 3.0

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

962.3 929.3 257.7 88.5 234.0 23.0

26430 25002 23590 25579 22918 16620

913 877 934 875 889 783

DHIR-AP H 112.3 DHI-AP H 116.8 DHIR-AP J 150.6

21838 20298 16098

882 4.0 665 3.0 757 3.7 635 3.1 799 5.0 564 3.5

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

H H H H H J G X H H

NEW HAVEN/MIDDLESEX GREENBACKER, C & SNS FM 2 CEDAR RIDGE DAIRY PAGE, ROBERT A.

NEW LONDON

TOLLAND

BAHLER FARMS INC. BAHLER FARMS INC. HYTONE FARM UNIV OF CONNECTICUT MAPLELEAF FARM, INC UNIV OF CONNECTICUT

WINDHAM

TYLER BROTHERS HD. 2 MAY HILL FARM TYLER BROTHERS HD. 2

773 3.7 636 3.0 718 3.7 590 3.1

CONNECTICUT

MILLBORNE FARM FUSIEK,D, & COULTER FUSIEK SMYTHS TRINITY FARM COLLINS POWDER HILL FM. HASTINGS FARM HASTINGS FARM MILLBORNE FARM COLLINS POWDER HILL FM. PERRY, SCOTT H0USE OF HAYES

SPIELMAN FARM RIVER PLAIN DAIRY BLUESLOPE FARM, INC

20908 19290

H H H H H J

3.5 3.5 4.0 3.4 3.9 4.7

800 758 725 719 705 565

3.0 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.1 3.4

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Navel dipping: Are you putting your calves at risk? Every minute a calf ’s navel goes without dipping puts it at risk. Increased calf mortality and illness is blamed on a variety of things: fluctuating weather patterns, an increased number of calvings per day or even transitioning of employees from one task to another. Oftentimes the real cause is the easiest one to fix. “A common area that is overlooked on many operations is a calf’s navel or umbilicus,” said Bethany Fisher, calf and heifer specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. “This simple thing that triggered the first breath could easily be the source of the last.” Proper

disinfection of the navel can reduce the risk of many ailments in calves. The umbilicus of the calf is made up of a tube leading to the bladder, two arteries and a vein that connects to the liver and thus the bloodstream. “Once the umbilicus of the calf is detached from the placental membrane the calf begins to breath and the umbilical cord is open to a plethora of bacteria in the environment of the calving area. This means that every minute the calf’s navel goes without dipping the likelihood of illness in the coming hours or days in-

With less than two months to go, dairy farmers are encouraged to register soon for the 2012

annual meeting that NMPF hosts jointly with the National Dairy Promotion and Research

creases,” she explained. Studies show that calves with non-dipped navels had an 18 percent death rate, compared to calves with dipped navels at 7 percent. There are many outlets for exposure of bacteria to a calf’s navel, including: calving area, tools or equipment and other calves. “These outlets for exposure show just how easily and quickly navel contamination can occur,” said Fisher. To protect the calf Fisher suggests that dipping the navel should be the first and last thing done when processing new

calves. “Dipping the navel of a wet calf has its benefits but once the calf has had time to dry re-dip as an extra precaution,” she said. To effectively dip the navel, Fisher offers the following tips: • Use 7 percent tincture iodine designed for navels. Teat dips contain substances that slow the drying process of the navel down and thereby, reduce the effectiveness of dipping. The drying of the navel makes the healing process much quicker. • Make sure to achieve full coverage from tip to

abdomen. A navel dip cup is good to use to ensure full coverage of the navel, but be sure dip cups are also cleaned and refilled with new iodine regularly. Spraying the navel is also acceptable if full coverage is achieved. • If clipping the navel, be sure equipment used is clean and sanitized. Be advised that clipping the navel too short can expose the opening in the body cavity, making it more readily available to organisms. Another key part of monitoring your navel dipping protocols is detecting navel infections

and illness. Fisher explains the most common signs include swollen, hard, wet or pain in the navel region. If left untreated or severe enough the body wall does not fully close and the infection will present as a hernia: a bulging mass on the abdomen. Remember the next time you see the miracle of birth, that the simple thing that triggered the first breath could easily be the source of the last. For more information contact your Purina Animal Nutrition representative or go to: www.amplicalf.com.

Registration available for NMPF annual meeting

NEW YORK ALEXANDER EQUIPMENT 3662 Buffalo St., Box 215 Alexander, NY 585-591-2955

ELDER SALES & SERVICE INC. 4488 Greenville-Sandy Lake Rd. Stoneboro, PA 724-376-3740

CATSKILL TRACTOR INC. 384 Center St. Franklin, NY 607-829-2600

MAINE KRAMERS INC. 2400 W River Rd. Sidney, ME 207-547-3345

SHARON SPRINGS GARAGE, INC. Rt. 20 Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-2346

NEW YORK CORYN FARM SUPPLIES INC. 3186 Freshour Rd. Canandaigua, NY 585-394-4691

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, FL. With the theme of “Securing Dairy’s Future,” the meeting offers attendees several days of informative programming, in addition to opportunities to interact and network with dairy producers and industry leaders from across the country.

Dairy producers, cooperative staff, Young Cooperators (YCs), industry suppliers, trade press, and others from within the dairy sector are all invited to attend. Individual and group meeting registration, along with hotel reservations, can be made online at www.dairyevents.com. Although online registra-

tion is preferred, a registration form may also be filled out and submitted via mail or fax. Online, mail, and fax registration must be submitted with payment by Friday, Oct. 5. Visit www.nmpf.org/nmpfjoint-annual-meeting for more information. Source: News for Dairy Co-Ops, Sept. 11

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Start your day with peanut butter (NAPSA) — If you’re looking for a better way to start the day, try some peanut butter. This nutrient-dense food is a smart option for breakfast because it’s filling and tastes great. Two tablespoons of smooth-style peanut butter offers 8 grams of plant-based protein and more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. “Making time for breakfast and choosing a meal that has fiber, protein and good fats can play a role in maintaining a healthy diet,” said Registered Dietitian Sherry Coleman Collins. “Research shows that a balanced breakfast including fruit, whole grains and protein such as peanut butter gives you the fuel and nutrients needed to stave off hunger until lunchtime.” Here are four easy breakfast ideas: 1. Swirl peanut butter into oatmeal. 2. Add smooth-style peanut butter into a breakfast smoothie for an easy portable meal. 3. Toast whole grain frozen waffles and top with peanut butter instead of syrup for a low-sugar start to the day. 4. Spread peanut butter on whole grain bread and top with slices of banana. According to National Peanut Board research, 90 percent of American households contain one or more jars of peanut butter. For a new twist, try one of the slightly indulgent gourmet chocolate peanut butters, such as those from Peanut Butter & Co. or Sunland Peanut Butter. Flavored peanut butter is a great way to perk up a dull breakfast routine.

Peanut Butter Banana Power Muffin Serves 12 1/4 cup honey 1 large egg 3 medium bananas 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth 2 Tbsp peanut oil, salad or cooking 1/2 cup prune puree 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 Tbsp peanut flour, defatted (optional) 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt, table 1/2 cup multigrain cereal 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray or use muffin tin liners. In a large bowl, mix honey, egg, mashed bananas, peanut butter, peanut oil and prune puree. In a separate bowl, mix whole wheat flour, peanut flour, bak-

Peanut butter is a source of good fats.

ing powder, baking soda, salt and multigrain cereal. Mix wet and dry ingredients. Mix until almost completely combined. Fold in peanuts. Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter between 12 muffin tins. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Adding peanut butter to your morning meal can help provide the energy necessary to live, work and play well.

Comfort foods made fast and healthy by Healthy Exchanges

Easy peanut butter muffins

Close your eyes and imagine a pan of muffins coming out of the oven right now — doesn’t it make you smile with pleasure just thinking about it?! Well, wait until you bite into this. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or snacks, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear!

1/2 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon no-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat biscuit baking mix Sugar substitute to equal 1/4 cup sugar, suitable for baking 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 wells of a 12-hole muffin pan with butter-flavored cooking spray or line with paper liners. 2. In a large bowl, combine milk, peanut butter, sour cream, vanilla extract and egg. Add baking mix and sugar substitute. Mix gently to combine. Evenly spoon batter into prepared muffin wells. 3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place muffin pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Remove muffins and continue cooling on wire rack. Serves 8. Each serving equals: 145 calories, 5g fat, 5g protein, 20g carb., 317mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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FARMER TO FARMER MARKETPLACE PAIR 7 YEAR OLD Black Molly mules, good workers, lots of snap, 16 hands $4,000. 518-673-2431.(NY)

H&S FORAGE wagon $4,000. JD 716A wagon $2.500. Parting out IH 915 combine 200 4x5 mulch bales $10. each. 607-7609459.(NY)

FOR SALE: Grape bins with Welsch liners and lids, brand new. Dundee, NY. 607-2435370

A-C HOPPER BLOWER good condition $400. 607-842-6628.(NY)

SIX YORKSHIRE feeder piglets $60. each; Butchering hogs $300. each. WANTED: Good hay. Gouverneur, NY. 315-854-5729

FREE BIG OLD barn with hand carved beams, yours if you remove it. Penn Yan, NY. 315-536-2377

GEHL 980 FORAGE wagon tandem w/roof, good condition $6,500. JD 2630 80HP field ready and nice $7,500. No Sunday calls. 315-536-7841.(NY) JD 3960 CHOPPER with both heads $3,500. also six to eight week old feeder pigs $60. a piece. Pulaski, NY. 315-7272503

JD-A 1952 WIDE, 801 hitch $3,000; JD430T 1959 wide $4,500; JD BN-H 1951 42” $6,500; Looks and runs good, B.O. 518885-4155.(NY) JD #3 HORSE drawn mower, new wood, works good $275. IH #100 manure spreader, restored, tires, tin, wood new $1,200. 518-587-1755.(NY)

GMC PICKUP truck 2000 model K-2500, 79,000m. good mech., some rust V-8 auto 4 wheel drive, air, cruise, good tires $6,500. o.b.o. 607-775-4359.(NY)

FARMLAND 3PT WRAPPER $7,000. New Holland 477 haybine $3,500. Nicholson ground drive tedder $300. Go Kart $250. 845-482-4296.(NY)

FIRST CUTTING 4X4 baleage $30. Second cutting 4x5 $30. Second cutting small square $6. a bale. 315-404-2547.(NY) TRUCK BODY 8’x19’ Troybilt wood chipper 7HP. 1400x24 loader tires used tires 13” 17” used oil for heat 50¢. 585-9918489.(NY) 1½YR. Percheron stud $700. 2 Year Old Belgium Gelding, broke $1,550. 55 Gal. plastic barrels $30. 4831 State Hwy.10 Fort Plain,NY.

PERCENTAGE BOER Billy kid 6 months old $100. firm. 518-483-2695.(NY) SET OF 18X4X38 no dry rot, good for duals $600. or best offer. Call after 5:30 on weekdays. 585-815-3830.(NY) TEAM OF REG. Haflinger mares, also team harness and wagon. For more information call after 6pm. 315-269-5276.(NY) WANTED: Two rollers for New Holland 467 haybine, also front fenders for JD 6x4 Gator. 607-829-6817.(NY)

BLUE HEELER puppies out of working parents, friendly, cute. Ready to go $100. o.b.o. First come first serve. Males, females. 607-532-9582.(NY) PARLOR 2X6 HERRINGBONE boumatic. Complete low line system. VF-Drive pump, meters, chain detachers, crowd gate, will separate. 315-292-4229.(NY) 15 ACRES STANDING corn NH 717 forage harvester 1 row head boumatic 10HP vacuum pump. Oneida County, NY. 315827-4761

JAMESWAY VOLUMAXX ring drive silo unloader, works good. Kelly silage elevator 4’ portable fan. 716-257-3667.(NY)

(2) HAY WAGONS $1,500. each o.b.o. also potato grader used once $150. 4 Foot Iron Hog kettle $200. 315-673-3485.(NY)

NH 782 CHOPPER pickup two 30-row corn CIH 600 blower IHC 2-row wide pull type cornpicker shed kept. Western, NY. 585-547-9573

1964 MODEL 2000 gas tractor runs smooth rubber metal bucket, hay spear, snow blade, all nice $3,500. 518-3273106.(NY)

BEEF BULL born 10-22-11 weight 800 Dam black white face sire AI Red Angus Javelin $1,100. Cert. ck. or cash. 315-6856169.(NY)

GEHL MODEL 99 blower, good working condition, stored inside $750. o.b.o. Richfield Springs, NY. 315-867-7417

DELAVAL PUMP HEAD variable speed control, 2 grain augers, 4 feed conveyors, 7 Westfalia pulsators, 6 Westfalia claws. Sinclairville, NY. 716-499-0770

400 BUSHEL GRAVITY wagon 12-ton gear $2,500 300 Gal. trailer sprayer, 30’ booms $800. 2000 EZ-GO golf cart, excellent $1,850. 585-658-3788.(NY) FIVE BRED HEIFERS, two second calf Heifers with records. Four registered, three grade, start calving in October, nice. 607674-6094.(NY) NEW HOLLAND 900 chopper, 3 row corn head and hay pickup on auger base $8,000. o.b.o. 585-746-0550 Glenn, or 585-749-6557 Brian.(NY)

NH (2) CROP carrier #6 $1,250 each. 28 Blower, like new $2,500. ARPS half track Farmall M $250. stored inside. 315-5248978.(NY)

JOHN DEERE 730 diesel, electric start, excellent condition, too many new parts to list, wife says must sell lower price. 315497-0323.(NY)

LAMBS FOR SALE Tunis and Tunis cross Ewe lambs 10 available at $165. each. Call 585-394-5814.(NY)

FOR SALE: 12x8 Diamond plate truck body $500. Also artificial insemination service for pig semen and supplies included. 315-858-0088.(NY)

2-18.4-42 RADIAL TIRES on IH rims 3½in. axles. 2.21L-24 Industrial tires, good tread. WANTED: Dolly wheels NH rake. 315-4629027.(NY)

REGISTERED HAMPSHIRE and Shropshire Ram lambs and yrls. for sale. 585335-3703.(NY)

15K PTO GENERATOR antique side del. rake 1/2bu. baskets, scales. 3PT hitch forks. Utica, NY area. 315-853-5889

60 REGISTERED AND grade Holsteins and Jersey SCC 120,000 or less all AI bred. 585-224-6013.(NY)

PURE ANGUS cow and calf pair AI Bando sired $1,495. 3yr. Old pure Angus cow bred ZEB’S final answer $1,395. 585-5384219.(NY)

FOR SALE: 2008 Kuhn 4 star hay tedder, like new $4,500; New Holland 1465 haybine, excellent condition $7,500. 315-5368848.(NY)

CASE IH 1063 corn head, good condition, field ready $8,200. No Sunday calls. 315536-1112.(NY)

HAY FOR SALE, local delivery available. Round bales $40. pickup, $45 delivered. Square bales $3.50 pickup, $4.50 delivered, stored inside. 518-265-5150.(NY)

3718 NEW IDEA 180 bushel, 5 ton manure spreader, like new condition $7,200. Yates County, NY. 585-554-4612

100% REGISTERED Buck Boer goat D.O.B. 8/08. Grand champion ABGA show 9/09 show quality offspring $450. or best offer. 607-865-5678.(NY)

JOHN DEERE 443, 4 row, narrow combine head, very good condition, stored inside. 845-626-7768.(NY)

2 REGISTERED HOLSTEIN bulls Sebastian X Bolton 15mos. Bookem X Toystory 12mos. Genomically tested, also JD 148 loader, no welds. 413-527-6274.(MA)

OLD M-H TRACTOR to restore RUM is good sheet metal, single 16” John Deere plow 3pt. 585-437-2796.(NY)

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Master milk fat depression There is no time to waste when butterfat levels drop. Depending upon how you’re paid for your milk — butterfat can add a significant amount to your milk check. Looking back to 2011, butterfat averaged $2.15 per hundredweight, and that’s no small change. When milk fat levels are depressed, there is no time to waste in finding the cause and resolving the issue quickly. Hot weather is often blamed for suppressing fat levels, but milk fat

levels.” Fats – saturated vs. rumen inert Consider the fat level and source in the diet. There shouldn’t be more than 5 percent fat in the diet, notes Baker. Be mindful of polyunsaturated fatty acid or PUFA levels. Once care has been taken to maintain proper total fat levels, evaluate the source. The different compositions of fat fed impact milk fat. “Our continued use of highly unsaturated byproducts to other animals has the ability to impact the saturation level of the tallow. As a result, the level of saturation of the fat sources at the mill you work with may have changed unbeknownst to you,” notes Baker. Yeasts and molds Consider the level of yeast and mold that might be in the diet. Lower the amount of feed coming from the affected source; dilute it with other non-affected feedstuffs. Research is ongoing surrounding the negative impact yeast and molds have on milk fat depression. Feed additives Take into account feed additives that could help improve milk fat levels. “There are many pieces that make up the milk fat depression puzzle, and therefore it’s important to be aware of all the components,” said Baker. “Awareness of all these parts and addressing them to some degree simultaneously will allow you to rapidly fix the problem.” She explains that if you address one issue at a time it may take too long to find the cause of the milk fat depression, and as a result the herd will lose money. “Remember, when formulating rations, it should always be top of mind to feed every cow, exactly what she needs, where she needs it, when she needs it — nothing more and nothing less,” said Baker. This approach will aid dairy farmers in capturing opportunities for improved efficiency and bottom line potential. For more information, contact your local Purina Animal Nutrition representative or go to: www.lolfeed.com.

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depression is actually a multifactorial problem with many moving parts, says Martha Baker, dairy nutrition specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. Whether you’re struggling with milk fat depression or want to head it off at the pass, here is a look at six key areas that can influence milk fat production. Management Take a look at your total mixed ration (TMR). Evaluate delivery times — including nighttime feedings, feed refusals, availability of bunk space and overcrowding. Avoid slug feeding, as it can create subclinical acidosis which impacts milk fat. “Any of these issues should be addressed right away,” said Baker. Forages and fiber in the diet Concurrently, while you are taking a closer look at management factors that influence milk fat, examine the forage and fiber levels in the diet. Use the Penn State Shaker Box to evaluate particle length. “The goal should be to have 47 percent of the TMR in the bottom and 7 percent on top,” said Baker. Cud chewing can also be a good indicator of forage and fiber in the diet. “Look for 50 percent or better of the pen to be chewing their cud,” she said. The percent of neutral detergent fiber digestibility (NDFD) should also be evaluated to make sure it isn’t too high. Starch content Assess how many pounds and what percent starch is being fed. Technology like rumen degradable starch testing can help assess starch levels in the ration ingredients and how they will perform in the cow. “Different ingredients ferment faster in the rumen than others. This affects the dynamics of the rumen and can have a major impact on milk fat levels,” explained Baker. “An awareness of the rate of starch digestion, especially in the rumen, is critical when trouble shooting milk fat depression,” she said. “Rumen degradable starch testing allows you to very quickly rule out starch as a culprit of suppressed milk fat


Penn State releases DairyCents – A mobile app for Income Over Feed Costs

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — New technologies, such as smart phones and tablets, allows new opportunities to access almost any type of information and data with the simple tap of an app. Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team has developed a mobile app titled

DairyCents that offers two features: calculate income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed price comparisons with the Penn State Feed Price List or other users across the country. Funding was provided in part by the USDA-Risk Management Agency.

The goal of developing the app was to provide useful information to the user while keeping it very simple. Income over feed cost is determined by taking milk income per cow minus feed cost per cow and addresses only the lactating animals. It is a

simple calculation but for most producers requires a lot of inputs because of all the different feeds fed and grouping strategies. The question arose: if using readily available market information to simplify the calculation would it result in a number that

was realistic to the more in-depth calculation? Penn State has a very extensive database of feed prices and IOFC for the University dairy herd over multiple years. Starting with market data from 2001, monthly prices for alfalfa hay, milk, corn grain and 48 percent soybean meal were used to determine feed cost per cow per day on diets developed by Virginia Ishler for cows averaging 65, 75, and 85 pounds of production. The information was graphed over the multiple years and compared to the Penn State dairy’s IOFC. The results showed that trends and interpretations were identical using the simplified version compared to the more indepth calculation. If a producer wanted to get a sense of what was happening with the markets and how it was affecting IOFC, this app would show similar trends to the more detailed calculation. However, this approach should not replace a farm’s own IOFC as ultimately that is the best measure to determine if feed costs are in line with the herd’s performance. Using the mobile app DairyCents is as easy as entering a zip code, selecting a milk production level, and date and the app will calculate IOFC. The display will show feed cost/cwt, feed

cost/cow, gross milk price, milk margin/cwt milk and IOFC/cow/day. Historic data can also be graphed for IOFC, feed cost and milk price starting from January 2012 on either a per cow or per cwt basis. The second feature of DairyCents is allowing the user to compare their purchased feed price to the Penn State Feed Price List and to other users in the database who have purchased the same feed. This section of the app allows the user to track over time how prices of select ingredients are trending. Each month the database will be populated with prices from the Penn State Feed Price List. As more users populate the database with their prices, eventually the user can compare their price paid to not only Pennsylvania but to other users across the country. The inputs are very simple: enter zip code, feed selection, unit, price per unit, number of units purchased and date. Feed Prices can be tracked over time and it can also be graphed against the feed price list and other users. DairyCents is available for free through the app store on iTunes. More information about the app and the calculations can be found at extension. psu.edu/dairycents.

Wamogo FFA chapter receives national ranking The Wamogo FFA Chapter in Connecticut has been recognized as a 2-star chapter in the National Chapter Award Program and is recognized as a Gold Ranking State Superior Chapter. The National Chapter Award recognizes FFA chapters like the Wamogo FFA Chapter that have completed an annual Program of Activities (POA). The POA must include activities and events that help students grow as individuals and as part of a team as well as teach students to serve others in the community. The Wamogo FFA Chapter was selected by the National FFA Organization from a pool of 660 candidates nationwide. Of the 7210 chapters in the United States only 255 chapters received a ranking or two stars or better. Wamogo will receive the National Chapter Award this October at a ceremony in Indianapolis, IN. This is a reflection of the strong leadership and dedication of the Chapter Advisors, Chapter Officer Team and the Wamogo FFA Chapter members. The National Chapter Award Program is sponsored by John Deere.

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AUCTION SECTION and MARKET REPORTS Impact of dry weather on corn growth and development mean that corn silage harvest will begin in the next few weeks on many farms. Others will need to harvest soon due to severe drought stress. Impact of Drought on Pollination Recently many producers have observed leaf rolling in their cornfields, especially in fields where soil compaction is severe. Some of these fields are entering the critical pollination and

fertilization period where any type of environmental stress will result in yield loss. Corn is the most sensitive to drought stress when corn enters the period of grain-yield determination about two weeks before silk emergence. Continued wilting of the plant at this stage can decrease yield three to four percent per day. Inadequate plant moisture also can delay silk

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elongation, and silks that do emerge may become non-receptive to pollen. Obviously, this can result in poor pollination. During the silking and pollen shed period, severe stress may reduce yield up to eight percent per day. Drought Stress on Grain Filling Water stress during grain filling (kernel development) reduces yield two to six percent with each day of stress. Abortion of kernels during the first two weeks following pollination is common during drought. Kernels also can abort during blister and milk stages if there is severe drought stress. Once kernels have reached the dough stage of development, yield losses will occur mainly from reduced kernel test weight. Drought stress during dough and dent stages can lead to premature black layer formation in the kernels and significant decline in

test weight. Impact of Drought Stress on Corn Nitrate Levels Under normal growing conditions, nitrates are quickly converted into plant proteins and other compounds. When plant growth is slowed or stopped, such as happens in drought conditions, nitrates can accumulate in the plant. Rainfall following an extended dry period may cause an immediate increase in nitrates for two to five days until the plant can utilize these nitrates. To help reduce nitrate levels in droughtstressed plants, farmers can try several strategies. The first is to wait three to five days after an appreciable rain or long cloudy spell before harvesting crops. Since nitrates accumulate in the stalks, consider a higher cut height. Leaving 12-inch stubble in the field can reduce nitrates but also would reduce yields.

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by Dr. Heather Darby, Extension Agronomist, University of Vermont Very low precipitation over the last few months has caused drought stress in isolated areas of the state. This dry weather can have a serious impact on corn growth and development leading to significant economic loss for some farmers. An above average accumulation of growing degree days this year will


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Impact from B1 affected by forage dry matter intake over a given time period. To manage high nitrate forages, follow feeding practices that regulate dry matter intake. When stored forages contain more than 1,000 parts per million (ppm) of nitrate nitrogen (NO3N), intakes generally must be managed to avoid toxic effects. Anything under this amount is safe to feed under most conditions. When NO3-N is in the 1,000 to 1,700 ppm range, forages must be gradually introduced to the ration and diluted to 900 ppm in the total ration dry matter. Feed as part of a balanced ration that includes concentrates. Levels between 1,700 and 2,300 ppm may cause acute toxicity in animals. Again, dilute to 900 ppm and feed with concentrates. For any level above 1,000, restrict single meal size. Silo Gas Dangers Lastly, high nitrates also can contribute to elevated levels of deadly silo gas. Silo gas is produced four to five days after silo filling. During this period the nitrates are converted to nitrogen oxides. Nitrogen dioxide or NO2, a yellowish orange gas with a bleachlike odor, is the most common. This gas is heavier than air and can form in the silo and then escape down the unloading chute into the barn, endangering humans and livestock. Exposure to silo gas can cause immediate death or severe lung injury. To avoid exposure to silo gases, keep the door between the feed room and the barn closed, ventilate the silo by running the blower for at least 20 minutes before entering and learn to recognize the bleach odor and yellow-orange color as signs of silo gas. For more information on nitrate testing of forages, please contact University of Vermont Extension agronomists Dr. Heather Darby at 802-524-6501 or Dr. Sid Bosworth at 802656-0478.

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New fruit fly threatens fruit crops in Vermont impact it will have and what management tactics will be most effective. The scientific name for this invasive pest from Asia is Drosophila suzukii. It looks very similar to the fruit flies that typically feed on and fly around overripe fruit on a kitchen counter. However, unlike these flies, it feeds on healthy, intact fruits as they ripen. Once a crop has finished fruiting, the flies move on to other crops. To the naked eye, SWD is hard to tell apart from other species of small flies. A hand lens or microscope is needed to see its identifying features. Like other fruit flies it is small, only one-twelfth to one-eighth inch long, but it has yellowish-brown coloration and prominent red eyes. The males have a dark spot near the edge of each of their clear wings (thus their common name). However, some other species of small flies also have spots on their wings, so SWD is a bit tricky to positively identify. If you see fruit flies

swarming in the evening around ripening fruit in the garden or on the farm that is a pretty good clue that you have SWD. To date, they have only been found outdoors. Fruit flies found indoors are likely to be a different species. What makes this insect such a concern for farmers and gardeners is that the females have a saw-like egg laying structure, which they use to puncture firm, ripening fruit. Once deposited in the fruit, the eggs quickly hatch into small larvae that feed inside the fruit, causing discoloration and decay. Sometimes these symptoms won’t show up until after harvest. In addition to the damage from larvae, infested fruit becomes susceptible to fungi and bacteria that cause softening and rot. SWD has a short life cycle with many generations per year. After the larvae feed, they pupate and later emerge as adults ready to mate and lay more eggs. Thus, populations can build up

over the summer and fall. It overwinters as an adult. Its ability to survive in Vermont is not known, but since it has overwintered successfully in Michigan, it is likely to be able to survive here, too. Extension specialists suggest several tactics for managing this pest. Timely harvest and sanitation are important to reduce local buildup of SWD populations. This means frequent picking of a crop to ensure ripe fruits are removed from the field as soon as possible and removing and destroying any old fruit remaining on stems. Fine-mesh row covers may be able to exclude the pest if placed over a crop before any fruit starts to ripen, but this technique needs field research to prove that it works well enough to justify the expense. Certain insecticides will kill SWD, but frequent spraying is needed to adequately protect a fruit crop during the harvest period. Insecticides must be used according to the la-

bel, which often includes a lengthy waiting period until harvest can resume after spraying. For home gardeners and organic growers, alternating sprays of two natural insecticides can protect fruit if the sprays are applied before the insects lay eggs in the fruit. Both spinosad and pyrethrins have a short waiting period and are available in formulations allowed for organic production. Keep in mind that overuse of an insecticide can cause the target pest to develop resistance to it. Use of any insecticide also poses risks to honeybees and other pollinators if a crop is still in bloom. In that case,

sprays should be applied in the evening when pollinators are less active. Trapping may be an effective means of reducing overwintering SWD populations. In late fall, once all ripe fruit is gone in an area, the adults can be attracted to and trapped in plastic cups or small buckets baited with apple cider vinegar plus a drop of dish detergent so the flies will drown. For more information check out these four factsheets developed by Penn State University Extension: http://extension.psu.edu/vegetablefruit/blog/2012/spotted-wing-drosophilafact-sheets-completedand-online

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FARM & CONSTRUCTION EQ - COLLECTOR TRACTORS - PLUS LOTS MORE!!! THIS IS A VERY EARLY LISTING - MUCH MORE COMING IN! LIVE ONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE! TRACTORS: JD 4960 4wd w/ duals, 20 wgts, 5800 hrs - very good; White 6125 4wd w/ Alo ldr - 2200 hrs!; 2008 NH TB120 4wd - 2000 hrs; JD 7700 4wd cab PS-5100 hrs nice; Kubota M9000 4wd w/ cab & ldr - 540 orig hrs!; JD 4050 4 post quad; Sharp Ford 7710 Series II 4wd w/ cab & loader - 3200 hrs!!; Sharp'75 IH 1066 - one owner 4200 hrs; IH 1066 Black Stripe; IH 1086; IH 786 w/ 2255 ldr; MF 1105 w/ cab - 4200 hrs - sharp; MF 3435GE Orchard tractor w/ cab & loader 1600 hrs; Landini Legend 125 4wd; Oliver 1855 w/ rops & canopy - new tires; Oliver 1655 - Fresh $5300 overhaul; IH 686 dsl w/ Rops - fresh overhaul; IH Hydro 70 gas 3300 hrs - one owner; IH Farmall Hydro 86 Hi Crop w/ Rops & canopy; (3) Ford 2000s; Modified mini pulling tractor w/ small block V8 - over 20K invested!; (2) mini rod pulling tractors w/ 4 cyl Yamaha engines; MF 1105; MF 1130; Ford 7700; (10) compact tractors including a New McCormick X1040 4wd w/ ldr; JD 770 4wd & ldr; Kubota L245 4wd & ldr; Kubota B8200 4wd w/ backhoe; JD 850; (3) JD 870; Ford 1920; IH 284 4wd; IH Cub LoBoy w/ Woods mwr; Cub Cadet, JD & Kawasaki Utility vehicles; + at least 25 more tractors! CONSTRUCTION & INDUSTRIAL: Ingersoll-Rand VR530 telehandler w/ cab - 1700 hrs - like new!; Case 550H WT dozer - 1800 hrs; JD 544D wheel ldr - nice one owner machine; Sharp JD 450E dozer; JD 325 Skid Steer - nice; Bobcat 743; Bobcat 325 excavator - 2021 hrs; JD 555 Crawler Loader; Cat 955 crawler loader; JD 440 dozer; Lumbermate 2000 Bandsaw mill - like new; IH 3500 TLB; '96 Peterbilt w/ 24ft JerrDann rollback; Cushman, Bobcat 2200 dsl 4wd, JD & Cub Cadet UTVs; Goosen 3pt bale chopper - brand new; 10 backhoe & skid steer bkts + more SALVAGE: JD 6400 4wd w/ loader; JD 6200 4wd w/ loader; NH LS190B, Case 420 & Gehl 3635 Skid Steers - all are partial fire damage. Cat D6D w/ water in oil-runs & drives; Hesston 1380; several older tractors ANTIQUE & COLLECTOR TRACTORS: 1961 JD 840 diesel elevating scraper - S/N 849 very low hours and all original; 1960 JD 830 diesel S/N 6669 - only 4997 orig. hours super nice all original tractor w/ rare foot throttle; John Deere AOS-restored w/ original nose!; JD AOS - original runs good; 1951 JD A High Crop S/N 686252 - on one farm since new - totally original! JD BO Lindeman; '29 JD GP on steel - original Nice JD 820 diesel; JD 720 gas Std w/ 3pt; JD 620 gas; JD 620 LP gas - original; JD 730 dsl ES w/ 3pt - nice!; JD 730 gas w/ 3pt; JD 730 dsl NF; '44 JD B

w/ cable loader; Unstyled B; JB AW; JD GW; JD Unstyled A puller .125 over - it's hot!; JD 4010 LP Standard; Rare Long-Landini R9500 - all original; Farmall 460 gas - 2600 original hours; JD 2010 diesel high crop - original; 1939 JH H - Totally original including tires & paint!; 1939 Farmall H - all original including the tires!; 1947 Farmall HV high crop - nice all original tractor; Farmall Super C w/ 2pt very low hours and all original; Rare Oliver 660 rubber tired roller 2000 orig hrs; Oliver 770 rubber tired roller; MMR industrial w/ ldr - very low hours; Cockshutt 560 dsl; Cockshutt 1850 diesel Wheatland - original; Case 900 - original; MH 333 standard; Nice restored IH collection including WD-9; 400 dsl; 10-20 and others; JD GW; JD AW; AC WD45 diesel; Farmall 350 diesel; Case RC; MH 44 Special dsl; JD L-restored; Avery V-nice original; Cockshutt 50 w/ V8; Rare Opperman Motorcart; Original 3 wheel Bobcat ldr; (4) JD Patio Garden tractors Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue; IH Spirit of '76 Garden Tractor; 1884 Ellis Keystone Pony Treadmill original; Several Hit & Miss Engines incl a Reliance Bracket & Shaw 5hp Made in Somersworth, NH; IH 1hp Famous beautiful restoration; IH Tom Thumb; 1/2 hp Economy-original; 3/4hp Associated-air cooled; Orig IH Open Grille H & JD 60 pedal tr; 50 lots of toys, literature; primitives + more FARM & EQ: 100+ pcs of farm and construction equipt of all kinds. Early list includes; '08 NH 1411 discbine - less than 200 acres since new! Krone Big Pack 88 3x3 big square baler; Krone KR160, NH 848 & Hesston 5600 round balers; Degelman rock picker; Elho bale wrapper; Kverneland KD 807 bale chopper; Nice Tye 12ft No-Till drill w/ grass; NH 311 baler; Kuhn 7ft disc mwr; Nice JD 950 12ft cultimulcher; JD 510 grain drill - nice; Bush Hog 12ft finish mwr; Kuhn GTA5100 hyd fold tedder - nearly new; (5) manure spreaders including Sharp NI 3718; Nice JD 40; Nearly new Pequea 50; Millcreek plus others; Rebuilt NH 716 Forage wagon; Several smaller plows, discs, tillers, rakes, rotary cutters, (20) new rear tractor tires 24-42 in; (5) sets new compact tractor wheels & tires; '09 Moritz 16ft gooseneck Stock Trailer - like new; More coming in. Call early to advertise your items! AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: Lots of quality here impossible to duplicate! Absentee & phone bidding available. Trucking available anywhere. List is subject to change.

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

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by Dr. Vern Grubinger, Extension Vegetable and Berry Specialist, University of Vermont A new fruit pest, the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), has arrived in Vermont. This small fly feeds on many different cultivated and wild fruits but is a particular threat to soft fruits that ripen in the late summer and fall. SWD is likely to be a significant problem in small fruits such as blueberries, fall raspberries and grapes as well as tree fruits including peaches and cherries. So far it appears that early season fruit such as strawberries and hard fruit such as apples will be less impacted, but more information is needed. SWD was first spotted in southern Vermont and parts of New England in fall 2011 and in recent weeks it has become widespread across the state and the region. With this pest being so new to the United States — it was first found in on the west coast in 2008 — little is known about how big an


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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, September 17 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 12:30 PM: 6096 NYS Rt 8, New Berlin, NY. Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig sale. 20 spring Lambs from one flock; 10 spring lambs from another flock. Special for this week- Montgomery County Herd 35 Head Dairy - 30 cows and 5 close bred heifers. Year around herd ave. 50# AI sired, AI bred. Mostly Holsteins, few crosses with 4 -5 R&W Holsteins. Misc & small animals. 12:30 produce, 1 pm dairy. We now sell lambs, goats, pigs & feeders immediately following dairy. Calves & cull beef app 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking, 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Regular Monday schedule. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale starting with calves. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-420-9092 or Auction Barn at 518-392-3321. www.empirelivestock.com Tuesday, September 18 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY.

Auction every Tuesday. Groceries, hay, straw, grain & firewood. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Special Pumpkin and Fall Decor Auction. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 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, September 19 • Atlanta, GA. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-2965041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041,

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

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

Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 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 Thursday, September 20 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Our usual run of dairy cows, heifers & service bulls. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315287-0220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211. Friday, September 21 • Parkersburg, WV. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 10:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Groceries, hay, straw, grain & firewood. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 Saturday, September 22 • Scranton, PA. Complete Liquidation: Aggre-

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gate, Construction, Support Equipment, Truck Tractors, Dump Trucks & Trailers. A. Lyon & Son 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • Waddington, NY. Farm Machinery, Milkhouse & Barn Equip. Willis Shattuck, 315-347-3003, with H&L Auctions, Ed Legacy 518-483-0800, Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 • 9:00 AM: Alabama, Genesee County, NY. Carmine Scopano Real Estate. Firearm, fishing eq, tool and bar eq. Selling former Dew Drop Inn plus over 130 guns, numerous rods, reels and tackle, plus contents of the bar. William Kent Inc. www.williamkentinc.com • 9:00 AM: 4276 Rt. 96 South, Waterloo, NY. Estate of Carl Poormon. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.dannauctioneers.htm, www.cnyauctions.com • 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 • 9:30 AM: Manasse Auction yard, 12 Henry St., Whitney Point, NY. 100 repo vehicle auction and more. Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers, 607692-4540 www.manasseauctions.com • 10:00 AM: On the Farm, 2006 Grant Rd., Poland, NY (Herkimer Co.). B&L Dairy Complete Organic Dairy Dispersal “NOFA.” 250 head sell - 120 milking age, balance bred heifers & young stock. Equip. selling, Case IH 7220 Magnum 4WD w/cab, NH L465 skidsteer, Knight 8118 Manure spreader, Kuhn 5042 Vertical Mixer & more. Hay & Haylage. Tom & Brenda Hosking, 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 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, 585-394-1515

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D.R. CHAMBERS & SONS 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY 13849 607-369-8231 • Fax 607-369-2190 www.drchambersauction.com EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKETING LLC 5001 Brittonfield Parkway P.O. Box 4844, East Syracuse, NY 315-433-9129 • 800-462-8802 Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-776-2000 Burton Livestock . . . . . . . . . . .315-829-3105 Central Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-868-2006 Chatham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-392-3321 Cherry Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . .716-296-5041 Dryden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-844-9104 Farm Sale Division . . . . . . . . . .315-436-2215 Gouverneur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-287-0220 Half Acre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-258-9752 Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585-584-3033 FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK 3 miles east of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Livestock Sale every Wednesday at 1 PM Feeder Cattle Sales monthly Horse Sales as scheduled 585-394-1515 • Fax 585-394-9151 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com

FRANKLIN USED EQUIPMENT SALES, INC. AUCTION SERVICE Franklin, NY 607-829-5172 Over 30 Years Experience in Farm Equipment Auctions Frank Walker, Auctioneer P.O. Box 25, Franklin, NY 13775 fwalker2@stny.rr.com FRALEY AUCTION CO. Auctioneers & Sales Managers, Licensed & Bonded 1515 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, PA 570-546-6907 Fax 570-546-9344 www.fraleyauction.com GENE WOODS AUCTION SERVICE 5608 Short St., Cincinnatus, NY 13040 607-863-3821 www.genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com GOODRICH AUCTION SERVICE INC. 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com H&L AUCTIONS Malone, NY Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 or 483-8576 Ed Legacy 518-483-7386 or 483-0800 518-832-0616 cell Auctioneer: Willis Shattuck • 315-347-3003


AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, September 27 • Charleston, SC. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 10:00 AM: Bath, NY. Steuben Co Surplus Equipment, Vehicles, & Buses Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. www.pirrunginc.com • 3:00 PM: Brockport, Monroe County, NY. Donald Hibsch Contracting Retirement Auction. Full line of contracting equipment, including JD 323DT skidsteer w/ 40 hours, Kubota KX161 excavator, 07 Chevy 2500 Duramax, 03 Ford E450 diesel, Delta power tools and more. William Kent Inc. www.williamkentinc.com • 4:00 PM: 6312 CR 36 W. Lake Rd. Honeoye, NY. For Leland and Nancy Durkee. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.dannauctioneers.htm, www.cnyauctions.com Friday, September 28 • Chicago, Il. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 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, 607-369-8231 www.drchambersauction.com Saturday, September 29 • Atlantic City, NJ. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • Twister Valley, Fort Plain, NY. Power Sports Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • 9:00 AM: Ridge, Rd, Brockport, NY. Lakeland Equipment Auction. Used equipment, lawnmowers. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Binghamton, NY. 30th Annual

Broome & Local Municipalities Surplus Auction. Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers, 607-6924540 www.manasseauctions.com • 10:00 AM: 43 Meadowbrook Rd, Granby, CT. Complete Commercial Woodworking Shop & Antiques. Jacquier Auctioneers, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.com Sunday, September 30 • Atlantic City, NJ. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com Wednesday, October 3 • Rolumas, NY. Real Estate & Machinery Dispersal. Landini Tractor; NH skidsteer (low hours), Eby 7’ x 20’ trailer,Pequea flat trailer 8’x24’, NH 130 manure spreader, bedding chopper. Watch for more details on website. Real Estate will handled by William Kent, Inc. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Thursday, October 4 • 4:00 PM: Lockport, Niagra County, NY. Lockport Farm Machinery & Consignment Auction. Now accepting consignments. William Kent Inc. www.williamkentinc.com or 585-343-5449 Friday, October 5 • Lapeer, MI. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 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 315729-8030 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, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, October 10 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Friday, October 12 • 1:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Two day Sale. 1-5 pm. Fall Beef & Feeders Roundup Collection. Hay & water for overnight. Call to consign. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315420-9092 or Auction Barn at 518-392-3321. www.empirelivestock.com Saturday, October 13 • Odessa, TX. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S of utica & 6 miles N of New Berlin. OHM Holstein Club Sale. Sale hosted by Roedale Farms in Richfield Springs. Brad Ainslie sale chairman 315-8226087. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771

PA RT I C I PAT I N G A U C T I O N E E R S HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Bergen, NY 585-494-1880 www.harriswilcox.com Sales Managers, Auctioneers, & Real Estate Brokers 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

KELLEHER’S AUCTION SERVICE 817 State Rt. 170 Little Falls, NY 13365 315-823-0089 • 315-868-6561 cell We buy or sell your cattle or equipment on commission or outright! In business since 1948 LEAMAN AUCTIONS LTD 329 Brenneman Rd., Willow St., PA 17584 717-464-1128 • cell 610-662-8149 auctionzip.com 3721 leamanauctions.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 MOHAWK VALLEY PRODUCE AUCTION 840 Fordsbush Rd. Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-568-3579

NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales

R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844

NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 • Ray - 802-525-6913 neks@together.net

ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com

NORTHAMPTON COOP. AUCTION Whately, MA • Farmer Owned Since 1949 Livestock Commission Auction Sales at noon every Tues. Consignments at 9 AM 413-665-8774 NORTHERN NEW YORK DAIRY SALES North Bangor, NY 518-481-6666 Sales Mgrs.: Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 Harry Neverett 518-651-1818 Auctioneer John (Barney) McCracken 802-524-2991 www.nnyds.com PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 www.pirrunginc.com James P. Pirrung

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 DON YAHN AUCTIONEER P.O. Box 136, Cherry Creek, NY 14723 585-738-2104

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www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 10:00 AM: Fuller St, Ludlow, MA. JD Skidsteer; Tractors; Tools; Horse Drawn Mowers & Equipment Bumper Livestock Trailer. Jacquier Auctioneers, 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.com • 10:30 AM: 7554 Page Rd., Perry Center, NY. Quality Auction for Marilyn & Raymond Riley. Equipment & Tools, etc. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-567-8844 www.rgmasonauctions.com • 4:00 PM: 5159 Telephone Rd., Cincinnatus, NY. Tractors, Farm Equip., tools, etc. Mel Manasse & Son Auctioneers, 607-692-4540 www.manasseauctions.com Monday, September 24 • Dallas, TX. A.Lyon & Son www.lyonauction.com • Kutztown, PA. Plushanski Farm Real Estate Auction. Co-managed w/Bachman Auction. 320 acre state of the art dairy farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 6:15 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Feeder Calves & Beef Replacement Sale during regular livestock auction. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-420-9092 or Auction Barn at 518-392-3321. www.empirelivestock.com Wednesday, September 26 • 10:00 AM: Monkton, VT. Dairy Herd Dispersal of 103 head tie-up cows for Coto Bros., Inc. Wright’s Auctin Service, 802-334-6115 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of


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(cont. from prev. page) www.hoskingsales.com • 8:30 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT. Rain or Shine. Farm & Landscape Equipment Auction. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-8835828, Sale Barn 860-349-3204 • 9:00 AM: Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY. Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Fall Machinery Auction. Call to consign. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-420-9092 or Auction Barn at 518-392-3321. www.empirelivestock.com • 11:00 AM: Ben K. Stoltzfus Farm, Intercourse, PA. Vison-Gen & Friends Sale. Co-managed with Stonehurst Farm. 100 outstanding Holsteins, many with contract Genomic pedigrees. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Sunday, October 14 • 1:00 PM: Cohocton, NY. Komma Land Auction. 321 acres in two parcels of outstanding private hunting and recreational lands plus agricultural lands with rental income. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. www.pirrunginc.com Wednesday, October 17 • 10:00 AM: Bridport, VT. Complete Dispersal of 235 head artifically bred Holstein herd and full line of machinery including 6 Ford tractors, for Leonard & Linda Barrett. Addison County Commission Sales, E.G. Wisnowski & Sons, 802388-2661 or 800-339-COWS • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-2965041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, October 18 • Wyoming, Wyoming Co., NY. Farm Real Estate Auction. Selling 20 acre farm w/ house, barns, pond, pasture, woods and orchard. Excellent hunting. William Kent Inc. www.williamkentinc.com Saturday, October 20 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S of utica & 6 miles N of New Berlin. Eastern Breeders Brown Swiss Sale. Sale managed by Modern Associates, Hosking Sales assisting. Call with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 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, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 10:30 AM: Catskill Tractor Inc., Center St., Franklin, NY. Inventory Reduction & Consignment Auction. Sale by Franklin Used Equipment Sales. Call to consign. Frank Walker Auctioneers, 607-829-2600 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer & 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 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek, NY. Don Yahn Monthly Heifer & Feeder Sale. Don Yahn Manager & Auctioneer, 585-738-2104. • 11:00 AM: Hobart, NY. Hosking Farm Complete Dispersal. 120 Holsteins. Don & Joanne Hosking. Tremendous cow families, quality, low SCC & lots of type & production. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226

daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Wednesday, October 24 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Thursday, October 25 • Pigeon Acres Farm, Manheim PA. Selling complete dairy of 175 mature cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Friday, October 26 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • Cherry Creek, NY. Tor-Li Genetic Opportunity Sale. Contact Don Yahn, 585-738-2104, Larry Hill, 716-680-5116 or Dean Sharp, 585-7218066 for selections. Saturday, October 27 • 9:00 AM: Syracuse, NY (NYS Fairgrounds). Onondaga Co. area Municipal Equipment Auction. Municipal & Contractor Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Professional Auctioneers, 585243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 11:00 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT. Fall Feeder Cattle Auction. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828, Sale Barn 860-349-3204 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 11:00 AM: Cornell Livestock Pavilion, Ithaca, NY. The NY Holstein Harvest Sale. 100 of the finest Holsteins to sell all year!. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Wednesday, October 31 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Thursday, November 1 • 11:00 AM: Reserved for major Holstein Herd Dispersal in NY. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Friday, November 2 • 10:00 AM: Dansville, NY (Livingston Co.). Dwight & Deanne Knapp retiring from dairying. 265 freestall/parlor top end Holsteins. (135 milkers), corn ensilage, haylage. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. www.pirrunginc.com • 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 315729-8030 Saturday, November 3 • Canastota, NY. A.Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 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. Early consignments from Oakfield Corners, George Farms, Muranda, Roll n View, Bennett Farms, Tiger Lily, Fantasy Found, Boardwalk Holsteins, Roedale Farms, Gaige Farms, Lawton Jerseys, Tornado Valley, O-C-E-C Embryos, plus many more. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-

8800, cell 607-972-1770 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, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, November 7 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Friday, November 9 • Pleasant Lane Beef Farm, Hannibal, NY. Selling complete line of late model equipment. (Save the date, late model equip. you don’t find at absolute public auction.) Ray was very successful and equip. is in great shape with most only few years old. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Saturday, November 10 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, November 14 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Friday, November 16 • Wyoming County. Reserved for 300 head dairy dispersal. Excellent pedigrees!. William Kent Inc. www.williamkentinc.com • Gettysburg, PA. Spungold Holsteins Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal. Dale & Deanna Bendig owners. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.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 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-2965041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, November 23 • 9:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Black Friday Auction. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 Wednesday, November 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Thursday, November 29 • 11:00 AM: Lampeter, PA. Destiny Road Holstein Dispersal. Jay Stolzfus, owner. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226 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, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Tuesday, December 4 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Hay Auction. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 Wednesday, December 5 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Saturday, December 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Tuesday, December 11 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Hay Auction. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 Wednesday, December 12 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 15 • 10:00 AM: Rt 5, Hall, NY. Lakeland Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc www.teitsworth.com Tuesday, December 18 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Hay Auction. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 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 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-2965041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, December 26 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-4473842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716450-0558 Friday, April 5 • Intercourse, PA. Past Present Future Sale hosted by C.K. Kerrick & Matt Kimball. Held at te Ben K. Stolzfus sale barn. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT

ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT No report COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA September 5, 2012 Cows: Canners 10-54; Cutters 54.50-64; Util 64.50-75. Bulls: 81-96.50 Steers: Ch 118-121; Sel 110-115.50. Calves: 15-106 ea. Feeders: 68-130 Sheep: 57-130 Lambs: 100-170 Goats: 41-160 ea. Kids: 24-137 ea. Sows: 29-33 Feeder Pigs: 13-74 ea. Chickens: 2-11.50 Rabbits: 1.50-15 Ducks: 2-16 FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA September 11, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 4567; Bulls 90-110; Cutters 6075; Steers Hols. 100-115; Util 72-78; Hfrs 75-90. Calves: Growers 60-97; Hfrs. 70-100; Veal 90-105. Hogs (ea): Feeders 20-40; Sows 25-35; Roasters 70100; Boars 5-7; Market 4550. Sheep: 60-70 Lambs: 1.10-1.75 Goats (ea): 80-120; Billies 110-175; Kids 50-110; baby goats 10-40. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA September 11, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 5-30; 61-75# 20-65; 76-95# 3765; 96-105# 40-60; 106# &

up 56-68. Farm Calves: 70-100/cwt Feeders: 63-94/cwt Veal: 99-117/cwt Heifers: 91/cwt Bulls: 83/cwt Canners: 10-59/cwt Cutters: 60.50-73/cwt Utility: 74.50-84.50/cwt Sows: 39/cwt Hogs: 60/cwt Boars: 8.50-15.50/cwt Feeder Pigs: 28-41 ea. Lambs: 120-125/cwt Sheep: 45-117.50/cwt Goats: 21-185 ea. Rabbits: 1-16.50 ea. Poultry: .50-14 ea. Hay: 18 lots, 2-5.20/bale. HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ No Report CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET Chatham, NY No Report VERNON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY September 3-6, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. .30-1; Grower Bull over 92# .40-.85; 8092# .40-.70; Bob Veal .10.40. Cull Cows: Gd .65-.84; Lean .40-.73; Hvy Beef Bulls .68-.97. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 900-1300; Handling Hfrs. 700-1200; Springing Hfrs 700-1250; Bred Hfrs 600-1000; Fresh Hfrs 4001300; Open Hfrs 300-700; Started Hfrs 100-400; Service Bulls 400-900. Beef: Feeders .50-1.20 Lamb/Sheep: Market 1-2; Slaughter Sheep .20-.60. Goats: Billies .80-1.75; Nannies .65-1; Kids .10-.50. Swine: Sow .30-.60. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY No report CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY August 29, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. .80-1.50; Grower Bulls over 92# .75-1; 80-92# .60-.95; Bob Veal .10-.55. Cull Cows: Gd .68-.80; Lean .45-.73; Hvy. Beef Bulls .89-.92. Dairy Replacements: Springing Hfrs. 850-1400;

Springing Cows 450-1100; Bred Hfrs. 750-1350; Open Hfrs. 400-650; Started Hfrs. 250-350. Beef: Feeders .75-1.10; Veal (finished) .85-1.20. Lambs:Slaughter Sheep .45-1.10. Goats: Billies .65-1.05. Swine: Sow .20-.35; Boar .05-.15; Feeder Pig (/hd) 25. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY September 3, 2012 Calves: Grower Bulls over 92# 1-1.25; 80-92# .65-.90; Bob Veal .10-.50. Cull Cows: Gd .76-.84; Lean .65-.75; Hvy. Beef Bulls .95-1.05. Beef: Feeders 1.05-1.20; Hols. Sel .88-.94. Lamb/Sheep: Slgh. Sheep .30-.40. Goats: Billies 120-150; Nannies 70-90; Kids 25. Swine: Boar .06. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY September 6, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. .70-1.25; Grower Bulls over 92# .701.30; 80-92# .60-.95; Bob veal .10-.40. Cull Cows: Gd .77-.85; Lean .65-.79; Hvy. Beef .88.97. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY September 3, 2012 Calves: Grower Bulls over 92# 1-1.2.5; 80-92# .70; Bob Veal .10-.35. Cull Cows: Gd .73-.79; Lean .64-.76; Hvy Beef Bulls .92-.98. Beef: Feeders 1.10-1.27.5. Goats: Billies 50. BATH MARKET Bath, NY No report FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY No report FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY September 10, 2012 Acorns: .25-.65 Apples (1/2 bu.): 5.20-15 Beans (1/2 bu): 2-14 Buttercups: .60-.70 Butternuts: .25-1.20 Cantaloupes: .40-1.50 Cucumbers (1/2 bu): 7.5014 Eggplants (1/2 bu): 3-7.50 Eggs (dz): 1.20-1.40 Grapes (1/2 bu): 8-21 Hot Peppers (1/2 bu): 1.507 Lettuce (hd): 1.10-1.35 Mums: 2.25-3.40 Onions: .35-.50

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Peppers (1/2 bu): 2-6.50 Pumpkins: .80-6.50 Salad Tomatoes (pt): .20.90 Sweet Corn (dz): .20-2.10 Summer Squash (1/2 bu): 3.50-9 Tomatoes (25#): 5-18.50 Watermelons: 1.10-2.30 Zucchini (1/2 bu): 2-8 FINGER LAKES FEEDER SALE Penn Yan, NY September 8, 2012 Beef Steers: 301-500# 95149; 501-700# 89-143; 701# & up 86-128. Beef Heifers: 301-500# 89143; 501-700# 86-139; 701# & up 88-112. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 71146; 501-700# 80-144; 701# & up 85-102. Holstein: 301-500# 60-93; 501-700# 65-95; 701# & up 70-91. Bred Replacements: 5901040. Families: 925-1090 FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY September 7, 2012 Hay: 1st cut 150-250; 2nd cut 155-275; 3rd cut 255375. Straw: 110-155 HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY September 10, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util .70-.83; Canners/Cutters .58-.70; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls/Steers: .85-.94 Calves: Bull calves 96-120# .90-1.08; up to 95# .10-1; Hfrs. Hols. under 100# 1. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report

BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA No report CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA September 11, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 1245-1580# 102.75108.50; 1 hd Hols. 1280# 88.50. Cows: Breakers/Boners 7580.50, 1 hd 87; Lean 72.5077; Big Middle/Lo Dress/Lights 66.50-74; Shelly 64 & dn. Bulls: 1035-1905# 83.5096 Feeder Cattle: Steeers Hols./Jersey 315-655# 7099; Hfrs. M&L 1 770-840# 95-106; Dairy types 285970# 82-85. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. bulls No. 1 95-120# 101108, 1 hd 75# 114; No. 2 90115# 90-100; No. 3 75-100# 60-85; Util 60 & dn. Swine: Sows 300-365# 3039.50; 445-485# 27.5034.50; 515-605# 34.5035.25. Goats: Fancy Kids 128145; Fleshy Kids 85-122; Small/Thin/Bottle to 80. Lambs: Gd & Ch 50-70# 112-132; 75-95# 115-137; 130-155# 114-130. Sheep: all wts. 52-85 *Graded Pig Sale Sept. 14. Receiving 7:30-10 am. Sale 1 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA September 11, 2012 Rabbits: 3-15.50 Bunnies: .50-5 Roosters: .50-7 Hens: .75-5.50 Banties: 1-4 Peeps: .75-2.75 Guinea Pigs: .50-.75

Ducks: 2-11 Ducklings: 3.50 Pigeons: 2.50-2.75 Pheasants: 7-10.50 Guinea: 5.50-9 Guinea Keets: 1.50-2.25 Eggs (/dz): Jum Brown 1.85; Jum White 1.45; XL Brown 1.55-1.75; XL White 1.55; L Brown 1.75; L White 1.50; L Green 1.30; M Brown 1.45; S Brown 1.20; S Banty .90; Fertile Guinea Eggs 3.75. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC September 10, 2012 Cattle: Steers Sel 1-3 10561182# 104-109; Hols. Ch 23 1332# 105.50; Hols. Hfrs. Springers 1200-1400/hd; Shortbreds 900-1200/hd; Opens 700-975/hd. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 72-76.50; Boners 69.50-76; Lean 60-73.50. Bulls: Grade 1 1340-1728# 85-93. Feeder Steers: Hols. L 3 550-700# 74-75; 700-900# 76-80; 900-1100# 80.5087.50. Feeder Heifers: M 1 480520# 92-98; M&L 2 5660656# 80-81. Feeder Bulls: L 1 878# 100; M&L 2 578-800# 8490. Calves: 156. Bulls No. 1 94128# 97-117; 82-92# 85110; No. 2 94-114# 85-105; 80-92# 75-90; No. 3 94116# 55-77; 80-92# 50-77; Util 70-110# 30-65; 60-68# 17-20; Hfrs. No. 1 82-100# 100-115; No. 2 78-116# 5082; non-tubing 68-86# 32-

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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT September 10, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .26-.38; 6175# .44-.50; 76-90# .60-.65; 91-105# 1.750-7.250; 106# & up .75-.85. Farm Calves: .8750-.90 Started Calves: .4250-.45 Veal Calves: .35-1.25 Beef Heifers: .68-.85 Beef Steers: 1-1.1250 Stock Bull: .86-1.10 Beef Bull: .93-.93 Boars: .01-.11 Butcher Hogs: .75-1 Feeder Pigs (ea): 50-145 Sheep (ea): 55-14.50 Lambs (ea): 50-170 Goats (ea): 90-125 Kids Goats (ea): 40-145 Canners: up to 71.50 Cutters: 72-75 Utility: 76.50-79 Rabbits: 5-24 Chickens: 3-18 Ducks: 6-21


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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 47. Hogs: Boars 434-646# 8.50-9.50. Feeder Pigs (/hd): US 1-3 20-25# 32.50-35/hd. Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 4060# 105-112; 60-70# 115135; 70-80# 120-130; 80100# 90-92; Gd & Ch 1-2 80-90# 105-112; Ewes Util 1-2 138-168# 55-60. Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 40# 50; Sel 2 30-40#30-45; 50# 45-50; Sel 3 20-30# 2027.50; Nannies Sel 1 120# 130; Sel 2 90-110# 90-100; Sel 3 80-100# 50-85; Billies Sel 1 140# 170; Sel 2 120# 150. EarCorn: 185-250/ton. Hay (/ton): Alfalfa 150; Grass 75-150; Mixed 110220. Straw: Rye 160/ton Oats: 4.60-4.85/bu. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA No report GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA September 6, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem.White 65-75% lean 80.25; Breakers 75-80% lean 72.25-75.75, hi dress 76-77, lo dress 70.50-71.75; Boners 80-85% lean 67.5071.75, hi dress 73.50, lo dress 63-65; Lean 85-90% lean 59.50-64.50, hi dress 65-66.50, lo dress 53.50-58. Slaughter Bulls: YG 2 1318-2052# 79.50-82.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 96-126# 105-122.50, few to 127.50; 80-94# 85-105; No. 2 80-128# 80-102.50; No. 3 80-118# 50-70; Util 60-124# 10-45; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 100# 102.50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA No report KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA September 8, 2012 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 100-285 Mixed Hay: 8 lds, 150-260 Timothy: 2 lds, 100-215 Grass: 6 lds, 115-200 Straw: 1 ld, 185 Rye Seed: 3 ld, 11-11.50/bu LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA September 7, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1285-1640# 122126.50; Ch 2-3 1225-1625# 117-121.50; Sel 2-3 10751470# 112.50-116; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1400-1555# 107-111; Ch 2-3 1425-

1725# 102-107.75; Sel 2-3 1245-1630# 93-101.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1275-1475# 117-121; Ch 2-3 1065-1455# 112116.50; Sel 2-3 1095-1300# 105-111. Slaughter Cows: Prem.White 65-75% lean 74-79.50, hi dress 81-86.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 7277.50, hi dress 78-85.50, lo dress 65-71; Boners 8085% lean 72-77.50, hi dress 77.50-85, lo dress 66-70.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9001700# 88-94, hi dress 95100. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 94-128# 105-111; 90-92# 100; 80-88# 65-70; No. 2 112-128# 185-90; 98-110# 97-102; 94-96# 90-92; 8092# 77-80; No. 3 100-130# 72-89; 80-98# 62-70; 72-78# 30; Util 90-110# 30-35; 6088# 15-25; Hols. Hfr. Calves No. 1 95-125# 95-125; No. 2 75-110# 55-80. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA No report LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA No report MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA September 4, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1285-1589# 119.50123.50; Ch 2-3 1210-1450# 114-119.50; Sel 2-3 10751470# 108.50-113.50; Hols. Hi. Ch & Pr 2-3 1300-1560# 102.50-106.50; Ch 2-3 1390-1655# 96-101.50; Sel 1-3 1055-1405# 86.50-90. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1175-1295# 116-118; 10551260# 108.50-114.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem.White 65-75% lean 80-84; Breakers 75-80% lean 69.50-73, hi dress 75.50-78.50; Boners 8085% lean 65-70, hi dress 72-74.50, lo dress 60-64.50; Lean 85-90% lean 58-63, lo dress 53-58; Light Lean 8592% lean 46-51. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1000-2150# 92-98, hi dress 1300-1605# 105.50-108; lo dress 1005-2450# 78-89. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 300-500# 125-137; 500700# 120-130; Hols. Steers L 3 300-500# 65-80; 500700# 80-104; Hfrs. M&L 1 500-700# 121; M&L 2 300500# 110-126; Bulls M&L 2 500-700# 97; Hols. Bulls L 3 300-500# 82-87. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 110127.50; 80-90# 70-105; No.

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Eighty-Four 2 95-120# 75-107; No. 3 75115# 40-70; Util 65-95# 1050; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 80-95# 90-110. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 240-257# 60.50-63; few singles to 68; 45-50% lean 230-280# 5558; 40-45% lean 245-375# 47-52.50. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 3138; 500-700# 39-45. Boars: 420-750# 12-20; lighter wts. 205-250# 3239.50. Feeder Pigs: US 1-2 1020# 11-27; 30-35# 50-61. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-60# 137-152; 6080# 100-125; 80-120# 85100; Ewes Gd 1-3 130-180# 40-62. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 20-40# 90-120; 40-60# 110-125; Sel 2 20-40# 3050; 40-60# 52-75; 60-80# 67-100; Sel 3 20-40# 20-65; Sel 3 20-40# 25-35; 40-60# 40-52; Nannies Sel 1 80130# 97-112; 130-180# 127135; Sel 2 80-130# 82-95; Sel 3 80-130# 65-85; Billies Sel 2 100-150# 127-135; Sel 3 80-130# 75. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA September 10, 2012 Steers: Ch 110-116; Gd 106-110. Heifers: Ch 109-114; Gd 102-107. Cows: Util & Comm. 72-82; Canner/lo Cutter 72 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 90-98 Bulls: YG 1 85-92 Cattle: Steers 110-130; Bulls 100-125; Hfrs. 90-125. Calves: Ch 115-130; Gd 80100; Std 15-60; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 60-120; Hols. Hfrs. 90-130# 100-125. Hogs: US 1-2 63-68; US 13 58-62; Sows US 1-3 2535; Feeder Pigs US 1-3 2050# 20-40. Sheep: Lambs Ch 115130; Gd 100-110. Goats: 20-130

MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA September 10, 2012 Alfalfa: 255-270 Alfalfa/Grass: 195-310 Grass: 185-210 Mixed Hay: 85-115 Rd. Bales: 95-110 Lg. Sq. Bales: 95-160 Straw: 160 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA September 10, 2012 Roosters: 2.50-6 Hens: .10-1.50 Heavy Hens: .50-2 Banty Hens: .05-1 Guineas: 3 Ducks: 3-4 Bunnies: .25-1.75 Rabbits: 2-8 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA September 6, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1300-1720# 122126.50; Ch 2-3 1225-1625# 117-121.50; Sel 1-3 10751470# 112.50-116.50. Slaughter Holsteins: Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1510-1555# 110111; Ch 2-3 1425-1695# 102-106; Sel 2-3 12451630# 93-101.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 12735-1475# 117121; Ch 2-3 1065-1430# 113-116.50; Sel 2-3 10951300# 105-111. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-70% lean 7777.50, lo dress 72-76; Breakers 75-80% lean 7477.50, hi dress 80-83, lo dress 69-73.50; Boners 8085% lean 72-75, hi dress 76-78, lo dress 66-71; Lean 88-90% lean 66.50-71.50, hi dress 72-77.50, lo dress 60-

65.50. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 94-128# 105-111; 90-92# 100; 80-88# 65-70; No. 2 112-128# 85-90; 98-110# 97-102; 94-96# 90-92; 8092# 77-80; No. 3 100-130# 72-89; 80-98# 62-70; 72-78# 30; Util 90-110# 30-35; 6088# 15-25. Holstein Heifers: No. 1 95125# 95-125; No. 2 75-110# 55-80. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA September 5, 2012 US 1-2: 15-30# 70-105; 3040# 100-110; 40-50# 75100; 50-65# 70. US 2: 20-30# 60-95; 30-40# 85-120; 40-50# 90-130; 5060# 65-90. *Next Feeder Pig Sale Sept. 19. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Report Compared to last week corn sold .10-.15 lower, Wheat sold .15 to .20 higher, Barley sold .15-.20 higher, Oats sold .05 to .10 higher & Soybeans sold .05-.10 lower. EarCorn sold steady to 5 higher. All prices per bushel except EarCorn is per ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 8.10-8.91, Avg 8.60, Contracts .8.08-8.10; Wheat No. 2 8.86-9.50, Avg 9.09, Contracts 8.10-8.21;

Barley No. 3 5-6, Avg 5.50, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 4.90; Soybeans No. 2 16.70-17.32, Avg 17.06, Contracts 16.70-16.92; EarCorn 240. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 7.99-9.19, Avg 8.50; Wheat No. 2 7.70-9.25, Avg 8.38; Barley No. 3 4-6.20, Avg 4.73; Oats No. 2 3.255, Avg 3.97; Soybeans No. 2 16-16.66, Avg 16.33; EarCorn 230. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 7.99-9.19, Avg 8.65, Month Ago 8.81, Year Ago 8.16; Wheat No. 2 7.70-9.50, Avg 8.55, Month Ago 8.54, Year Ago 6.88; Barley No. 3 4-6.20, Avg 5.18, Month Ago 4.83, Year Ago 4.88; Oats No. 2 3.255, Avg 4.18, Month Ago 4.15, Year Ago 4.13; Soybeans No. 2 16-17.32, Avg 16.57, Month Ago 16.17, Year Ago 13.88; EarCorn 195-290, Avg 238.75, Month Ago 215, Year Ago 211.25. Western PA: Corn No. 2 88.85, Avg 8.39; Wheat No. 2 7-8.66, Avg 7.73; Oats No. 2 4-4.50, Avg 4.33; Soybeans No. 2 16.96. Central PA: Corn No. 2 8.50-9.09, Avg 8.79; Barley No. 3 5.15-5.85, Avg 5.50; Oats No. 2 4-4.50, Avg 4.25; Soybeans No. 2 16.50-16.67, Avg 16.54; EarCorn 195-290, Avg 242.50. Lehigh Valley: Corn No. 2 8.45-9.09, Avg 8.71; Wheat No. 2 9.20; Barley No. 3 5.75; Oats No. 2 3.85-4.50, Avg 4.17; Soybeans No. 2 16.50-16.90, Avg 16.65. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary September 7, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 120.75-124.25; Ch 13 115.50-118.50; Sel 1-2 111-114.75; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 107-109.50; Ch 2-3 100-104; Sel 1-2 92-97.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 116.25-119; Ch 1-3 111.75-115.50; Sel 1-2 105111. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 72-76.25; Boners 80-85% lean 69.2572.75; Lean 85-90% lean 62.75-67.50. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 101.50-107.50, Avg. dress 90.25-96; lo dress 81.2587.25. Feeder Catle: Steers M&L 1 300-500# 142.50-145; 500700# 115-120; M&L 2 300500# 110-125; 500-700# 125-137; M&L 3 300-500# 72.50-86; 500-700# 81.5096; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-500#


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Ch 1-3 40-60# 118-130; 6080# 110-132; 80-110# 94120; 110-120# 108-128; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-130# 6080; 160-200# 68-82; Util 1-2 120-160# 57-74. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 102-122; 60-80# 114-144; 80-100# 120-135; Sel 2 40-60# 62-86; 60-80# 114-122; 80-100# 117-128; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 140142; Sel 2 80-130# 82-112; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 138140; 150-250# 204-212; Sel 2 100-150# 118-144; 150250# 144-145; Wethers Sel 1 100-150# 182-252. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and/ton. Compared to last week hay & straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Alfalfa 140-325; Mixed Hay 110325; Timothy 100-250; Straw 100-180; Mulch 5075. Summary of Lancaster

Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 97 lds of hay, 15 Straw; Alfalfa 180-290; Mixed Hay 75-355; Timothy 100-275; Grass 75-280; Straw 100-240. Diffenbach Auction, No report. Green Dragon Auction, September 7, 30 lds Hay, 7 lds Straw. Alfalfa 150-255; Mixed Hay 120-290; Grass 145-270; Straw 117-200. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: September 6, 35 lds hay, 4 lds Straw. Alfalfa 200-240; Mixed Hay 150280; Timothy 100-275; Grass 75-220; Straw 120200. Wolgemuth Auction, September 5, 32 lds Hay, 4 lds Straw. Alfalfa 240-290; Mixed hay 75-355; Timothy 225; Grass 140-280; Straw 157-270. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 68 Loads Hay, 7 Straw. Alfalfa 55-200; Mixed Hay 50-220; Timothy 72-215; Grass 65-200; Straw 85185. Dewart Auction, Dewart:

September 3, 8 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Mixed Hay 95-225; Grass 65-150. Greencastle Livestock: August 9 & 13, 4 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Mixed Hay 50-95; Timothy 72.50; Grass 80. Kutztown Auction: September 8, 18 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa 100-285; Mixed Hay 140-260; Timothy 100-215; Grass 115-200; Straw 185. Middleburg Auction: September 4, 12 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Mixed Hay 70-205; Timothy 110-140; Grass 140; Straw 120. Shippensburg Auction: September 1 & 4. 26 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa 55-200; Mixed Hay 60-170; Timothy 65-175; Grass 70-167.50; Straw 85-120.

Whites 65-75% lean 74-77; Breakers 75-80% lean 7277, hi dress 79-85, lo dress 65-71; Boners 80-85% lean 72.50-77.50, hi dress 79-85, lo dress 66.50-70.50; Lean 85-90% lean 66-71.50, hi dress 72-77, lo dress 60-65. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1480-2210# lo dress 84.5086.50. Graded Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 122# 105; 95113# 119-130; 85-90# 7795; No. 2 95-115# 115-127; 90# 100-105; No. 3 94-108# 73-82; 83# 57; Util 73-110# 30-40. Graded Holstein Heifers: No. 1 93-112# 112; 78# 60; No. 2 92-100# 88-90; 74-81# 50-60; non-tubing 73-92# 40-50; 62# 12.

WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA September 6, 2012 Alfalfa: 4 lds, 200-240 Timothy Hay: 1 ld, 330 Orchard Grass: 3 lds, 150280. Mixed Hay: 17 lds, 100-275 Grass: 10 lds, 75-320 Straw: 4 lds, 120-200 EarCorn: 1 ld, 300 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 125 Rye: 5 lds, 13-15/bu WOLGEMUTH AUCTION September 5, 2012 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 265-290 Mixed: 23 lds, 201-355 Timothy: 1 ld, 225 Grass: 6 lds, 199-280 Straw: 4 lds, 208-270 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 155 Oats (/bu): 1 ld, 4.5-5 Rye (/bu): 3 lds, 14-15

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120-132.50; 500-700# 119121; M&L 2 300-500# 119126; 500-700# 92-104; M&L 3 300-500# 70-107.50; 500700# 80-87; Bulls M&L 1 300-500# 122.50-126.50; 500-700# 116-126.25; M&L 2 300-500# 97-119; 500700# 105-115; M&L 3 300500# 72.75-78; 500-700# 78-82. Vealers: Util 60-120# 10-70. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 105-120; 8090# 80-100; No. 2 95-120# 85-105; 80-90# 80-90; No. 3 80-120# 55-75; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 100-120; No. 2 80-105# 70-90. Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 4954% lean 220-270# 58-60; 45-49% lean 250-300# 55.50-57; Sows US 1-3 300500# 31-35; 500-700# 4144. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 15-30# 70-105; 30-40# 100-110; 40-50# 75-100; 5065# 70; US 2 20-30# 60-95; 30-40# 85-120; 40-50# 90130; 50-60# 65-90. Slaughter Sheep: Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 145-172; 60-80# 120-160; 80-110# 102-128;


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UConn to host major invasive plant conference in October The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) will present a one day symposium on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. The symposium will take place from 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m. The theme of the 2012 symposium is Getting Real About Invasive Plants: Prioritize, Strategize, Mobilize. The symposium is open to the public and will include introductory information about invasive plants. People with all levels of interest and experience are invited to attend. Commissioner Dan Esty of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will deliver opening remarks. Keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth of the New

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Youth learn responsibility and patience at Central Region 4-H Dairy Show TUNBRIDGE, VT — Twenty-eight Orange County 4-H’ers competed at the Central Region 4-H Dairy Show, at the Tunbridge World’s Fair Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, vying for ribbons and championships in fitting, showmanship and conformation classes. To prepare for the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension-sanctioned show, youths learned to

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ment, the youngest youth ever to receive this honor. The award is given in memory of Dodge, a former UVM Extension dairy specialist and staunch supporter of the Vermont 4-H dairy program. Brooke Russell, Tunbridge (Clever Clovers 4H Club) was named Senior Fitting and Show Champion. The Junior Fitting and Show Champion was Claire Cook,

Eight-year-old Keenan Thygesen of Tunbridge took top honors in fitting and showmanship at the Central Region 4-H Dairy show at Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of UVM Extension 4-H

yearling GUERNSEY — Jackson Ransom, Strafford (Clever Clovers 4-H Club) with his fall calf HOLSTEIN — Tim Carson, Newbury (Rambling Rivers 4-H Club) with his spring yearling JERSEY — Keenan Thygesen, Tunbridge (Clever Clovers) with his summer yearling For more information about the 4-H dairy program in Orange and Washington Counties, contact UVM Extension 4-H Educator Michael Wilson at 802-223-2389, ext. 205 or by e-mail at m.wilson@uvm.edu.

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Use long-term trends as planning guide for 2013 Know factors impacting crop in post-drought season and rely on that information to make decisions.” Wilson offered these suggestions for growers at a forum at the Farm Progress Show recently in Boone, Iowa. Seed product selection for the following year is on most growers’ mind this time of year and following harvest. Wilson reminds producers that 2012 was not a typical year in most regions and suggests relying on years prior to 2012 for product selection and placement. He says making product selections based on one year of experience alone may not be a sound strategy. “Another suggestion is to contact your seed professional early in the season to make sure you’re able to reserve the products you want on your acres.” Wilson says that Pioneer expects to have a

good supply of quality seed for growers for 2013 planting. The company has grown seed across the Corn Belt, from Ohio to Nebraska, in varying growing conditions. In addition, more than twothirds of its seed production acres were irrigated this past year. Pioneer will evaluate supply and determine how much to grow in South America over the winter to provide supply for its growers. As far as fertilizer application for 2013, most growers planned for a larger crop than they realized, says Wilson, and they should use grain removal as a guide for phosphorous and potassium application. Due to the drought, there may be opportunities to take nitrogen credits going into next year. Nitrogen is mobile with soil moisture and may move or

No-till farming helps capture snow and soil water by Ann Perry A smooth blanket of snow in the winter can help boost dryland crop productivity in the summer, and no-till management is one way to ensure that blanket coverage, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist David Huggins conducted studies to determine how standing crop residues affect snow accumulation and soil water levels across entire fields. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency, and this work supports the USDA priority of responding to climate change. Huggins, who works at the ARS Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit in Pullman, WA, carried out this investigation on two neighboring farms. Both farms have the hilly topography typical of the Palouse region in eastern Washington. But much of one farm has been under continuous no-till management

since 1999, while the fields on the other farm were conventionally tilled. For two years, snow depths, density and soil water storage were measured manually at hundreds of points across the fields on both farms. Residue height at data collection points was also measured on the no-till fields. Huggins found that standing wheat residue on the no-till farm significantly increased the amount and uniformity of snow cover across the entire field. Snow depths on the no-till field ranged from 4 to 39 inches, with an average depth of 11 inches, while snow depths on the conventionally tilled field ranged from 0 to 56 inches, with an average depth of 8.5 inches. The snow distribution pattern on the no-till farm made soil water distribution more uniform and increased soil water recharge rates there. The more uniform snow distribution under no-till was particularly apparent for ridge tops

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disappear with wetter soils. Waiting until spring to apply nitrogen may allow better decisions on how much nitrogen may be available for the following crop. Potential herbicide carryover “After a drought year, herbicide carryover may be a big concern, but that’s often difficult to predict,” said Wilson. “Microbes in cooler fall temperatures are not as effective in breaking down herbicide compounds, but the chemicals are broken down best in warm spring soils. Water can also help degrade the compounds. “Know your chemicals to help you determine if there might be carryover. Look at your records and labels to know exactly what herbicides were on each field. You might know the retail name of a product, but not be familiar with all the active ingredients in the mix. It’s best to contact an expert — such as your local crop protection dealer or university Extension specialist — for information on possible carryover concerns.” Wilson says weeds may be more prevalent next

year due to less-thanideal weed control during the dry weather. He recommends checking fields for an inventory of which weeds are growing. “You’ll probably not find new weeds in your field, just a shift in populations,” he said. “You may find that some large seeded weeds that can germinate from deeper in the soil may be more common. You may want to consider a broad spectrum herbicide to cover both broadleaf weeds and grasses. Be on the lookout for glyphosate-resistant weeds that you may have noticed earlier in the season and plan your weed control program accordingly for 2013.” Insect pressure A new insect for some corn growers — the Japanese beetle — is moving westward. The beetle is usually not a significant problem in normal years, but can be devastating in tough years with weakened plants. Wilson suggests putting the Japanese beetle on the list of insects to scout for in 2013. “Corn rootworm is a bigger problem if we have a dry, warm winter, followed by dry conditions,”

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Portable Sawmill Workshops in New York and New England Portable Sawmill Workshops will be held in New York and New England during October 2012. Dan Cassens, Purdue University Professor and author of the recently released book “Manufacturing and Marketing Eastern Hardwood Lumber Produced by Thin Kerf Band Mills” teaches a series of workshops for the portable sawmill owner or wanna-be owner. Join us at one of these workshops to learn how to be a better sawyer and marketer of lumber sawed from a small mill. Live sawing will occur on site. A copy of Dan’s book is included in the registration fee. Workshop locations: New York • Oct. 1: Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club, Rhinebeck, NY • Oct. 2: Green Re-

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Many producers use the past season as a guide for planning for the next one, but that isn’t the best policy for growers who want to get the most from each acre, says a DuPont Pioneer crop production expert. Instead, it’s best to plan for next year by looking at the long-term weather trends. “This past growing season was obviously extremely dry for most growers across the Corn Belt and many of them are suffering from the drought as they plan for harvest — and the next growing season,” said Brent Wilson, DuPont Pioneer technical services manager. “But weather changes from year to year and we can’t predict the next growing season. Rather than using this year’s drought as a guide, growers should look at several seasons


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

Business Opportunities

800-218-5586

25 REGISTERED Jerseys reasonably price. 203-2633955 50 WELL GROWN Freestall Heifers due within 60 days. Joe Distelburger 845-3447170.

HEIFER BOARDING Concentrate Your Efforts on Making Milk - Let Us Raise Your Heifers - Quality Care ~ References Available ~ SILAGE ALSO AVAILABLE Springfield, VT • 802-885-4000

Building Materials/Supplies

Building Materials/Supplies

Agricultural Buildings Metal Roofing Pressure Treated Posts

Dairy Cattle Lower your SCC & improve conception. Low cost, effective, easy use. Our 39th year. If over 50,000 SCC call today. 1-800876-2500 1-920-650-1631 www.alphageneticsinc.com Registered Holsteins from a 30+yr old closed herd. All ages & pedigrees. Last BAA 109.2 18,000herd aver. Simply do not have the room. Don Langmaid 802-748-4038 or arshla_farm@hotmail.com REGISTERED JERSEY COWS, 30 to 40 head, various lactations, available now. Please call 845-386-1112

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We Need Several Good Quality Holstein Free Stall Herds Please Call 802-525-4774 ALWAYSS AVAILABLE: Whether you’re looking for a few heifers or a large herd, we have a quality selection of healthy, freestall trained cattle. Herds ranging in size from 30-200+ tie or freestall.

DISTELBURGER R LIVESTOCK K SALES,, INC. Middletown, NY (845)) 344-71700 buycows@warwick.net

FOR SALE Good Quality Organic Herd For Info Call

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Dairy Equipment

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

Hook & Eye Chain • Manure Augers & Pumps Replacement Gutter Cleaner Drive Units

BASKIN LIVESTOCK 585-344-4452 508-965-3370

- WANTED -

Heifers & Herds

P.O. BOX 262  EPSOM  NEW HAMPSHIRE 03234

Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101

FAX 603.798.5088

Visit Our New Troy, NY Location!

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

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TELEPHONE 603.798.5087

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

Call Toll Free 1-800-724-4866

HEIFERS (ALL SIZES)

CENTER HILL BARNS

Dairy Cattle

 WANTED 

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

518-791-2876

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Dairy Cattle

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Seward Valley 518-234-4052

Contact Us With Your Information

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

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

315-269-6600

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Cattle

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Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal

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Free Stalls

Tumble Mixers

Tie Rail Stalls

Conveyors

Comfort Stalls

Feeders

Cow Comfort Pads

Ventilation

WE OFFER PARTS & COMPONENTS FOR EVERY CLEANER

BETTER PRICES ~ BETTER SERVICE

September 17, 2012 • COUNTRY FOLKS New England • Section B - Page 19

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All Size Heifers

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Dairy Equipment

Farm Equipment

USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT

Bale Wrapper Salsco excellent condition,$5500; JD 74 9’Hay Rake,$2300 (bought new equipment) delivery possible. 508-353-1091 anytime

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

CJM Farm Equipment 802-895-4159

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Farm Machinery For Sale

KEENAN MIXER wagon 400cu. ft., new floor, digital scale, forage knives. In Eastern Connecticut $7,000. Or best offer. Must sell, pictures a v a i l a b l e jersey_cow_guy@yahoo.com. Call Andy 860-534-0556

Farm Machinery For Sale

2006 Krone Big M II, 784/558 Hrs., Hyd. Float & Tilt, AM/FM/CD, Auto Lube, High Skid Shoes, Full Service, All Safe Cut Bars, 32’ Mower, CV, Merger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$169,000

2006 NH FX60, 3,279 Eng. Hrs., 2,626 Cutter Head Hrs., 525 HP, 4WD, C/H/A, Remote Rear Hitch, 901 Corn Head, 6-Row Big Drum 356W, 11.5’ Grass Head, Rear Remote & Hitch . . .$142,500

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

2006 NEW HOLLAND Model 230 field harvester w/kernal processor & diverter valve, field ready, hay head available, $22,000 firm. 860-6498818, 860-324-1602

Kennedy Tractor of Williamstown, NY (315) 964-1161

MF #822 round Baler, Sil/String, $5,500; Krone 1250 Combi-Pack round baler & wrapper, exc., 100K new, $22,000; Int’l 966, open, 115 hp., Nice machine! $9,500; Kuhn GA6000 Double Rotary Rake, ready to save you lots of time! $8,900; Fransgard Winch V-5000, $2,300; Rotary rakes, 10-13’, $1,800 & up; Sitrex 17’ tedder, $2,300; 2Grapple buckets, hyd., 6’ $1,800 & $2,250; NH 66 Square baler, $1,500. 802376-5262

GLEANER MODEL F COMBINE, 4 row corn head, 13’ grain head, $3,500. 518-3322904 IH DISGUSTED??? With your shifting? Now is the time to fix. Put a good tractor back to work. 800-808-7885, 402-374-2202

Farm Machinery For Sale

You can’t afford downtime! Use

2007 Claas Jaguar 870 Forage Harvester w/Processor, Corn & Grass Head, C/H/A, 1-Owner Machine, 4WD, Auto Lube, Rear Hitch & Remotes, Speedstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$219,900

Dual-Cut Rolls For Peak Performance

Y QUALIT EED T N GUARA

2004 Claas SpeedStar Forage Harvester, C/H/A w/Processor, Corn & Grass Head, Rear Hitch, Rear Hyd. Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$153,900

2000 Kuhn GA7302, w/Pt. Hitch, Twin Rotor, Raking Width 1-22’ or 2-11’, 1 0r 2 Swaths, Field Ready, Make An Offer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,995

Questions? Call us. PH# FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

• 1994 Mack 22 foot steel dump, Heavy Spec 350HP 8LL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000.00 • Volvo truck w\manure tank, 4250 Houle tank 350HP 8LL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000.00 • JD 4960 4 new tires, brackets for 14' Degelman Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $52,000.00 • JD 7410 remanned transmission. . . . . . . . . . . $42,000.00 • JD 4030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,000.00 • Kuhn 24' rake GA 7922 1 yr old . . . . . . . . . . $20,000.00 • Chisel Plow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500.00 • Landoll 2200 disk ripper, many new parts, 5 shank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,000.00 • Richardton 700 Dump Wagon w\lift extensions and scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,000.00 • JD 3970 Chopper w/kernel processor, grass head only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,000.00 • JD 780 Hydrapush Box Spreader . . . . . . . . . . . $8,000.00 • GA 6000 Double Rake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,000.00 • 12 Ton Shelby Equipment Trailer . .SOLD . . . . . . . . . $2,800.00 • 14' Degelman Blade set up for 4960, has brackets for midmount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,000.00 • 956 Mower conditioner w/trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . $22,000.00 • 18' Sunflower V-tine plow\finisher. .SOLD . . . . . . . . . $2,500.00 • 1989 Mack dump 7sp 300 HP aluminum dump, hyd tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,000.00 • Houle 42' trailer pump, 2 years old great shape, heavy duty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000.00 • Houle Tank 4500 gallon low discharge . . . . . . $12,000.00 • 10 HP Variable Speed LobeSOLD vacuum pump . . . $5,000.00 SOLD . $5,400.00 • 20 8' Cement H-Bunks, 7 8' Cement J-Bunks • 70 Calf Hutches Various brands various condition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50-$250 each • 20 Calf Tel Super hutches, various condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250-$450 each • 14 Germania Model-E arm detachers . . . . . . . $2,800.00 • Keenan Mixer-FP70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500.00 • Knight Reel Auggie-3050 Commercial . . . . . . . $8,000.00 CALL STEVE or WADE 603-399-9922 WESTMORELAND, NH

2005 Challenger SP185, Self-Propelled Mower w/Merger, 2WD, 185 HP, Cab, AM/FM Radio, 2,023 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $54,995

JD 450B bulldozer, $5,000; Dresser 520B payloader, $14,000; Case W11, 1 yard payloader w/new loader, $12,000; JD 6310 w/640 loader, $23,000; NH 575 baler w/thrower, $12,000; NH 311 baler w/chute, $4,500. Augur Farms, 203-530-4953

Many New Parts in Stock RECENT MODELS IN FOR SALVAGE:

•6215 burnt •4240 •4230 ROPS •L4020 •3020 •3155 cab w/AC •E3020 syncro •E3020 PS •4030 •3010D •2955 4WD •2550 4WD 2006 Bobcat T300, Only 936 Hrs., Cab w/Heat & A/C, Self Level, Suspension Seat, High Flow, Bobtach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39,900

MACK ENTERPRISES Randolph, NY

(716) 358-3006 • (716) 358-3768 Ship UPS Daily www.w2r.com/mackenterprises/

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

Maine to North Carolina

We Rebuild Your Hydraulic Pumps, SCV Valves, Steering Valves, etc. All Units are Bench Tested Many Used Tractor Parts Already Dismantled CALL FOR YOUR NEEDS

Deep Til and Inject Manure and Get 3’ of Top Soil With a

Penn Yan, NY

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NELSON PARTS

2005 Bobcat Toolcat 5600, 1,066 Hrs., 4WD, 4W Steer, Cab w/Heat & A/C, 1,500# Loader, High Flow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,995

Krone #130 round baler, Sil/String, $5,500; Int’l 5288, 4WD, ROPS, 200 hp, 4,000 hrs., $15,000; Int’l 766, Black Stripe, Cab, 3,100 hrs. orig, Super nice! $12,500; JD 750, 2WD, 23hp, turf tires, $4,200; Int’l 574, 50 hp, gas, 3ph., $3,800; NH 1412, 10’ Discbine, flail cond., $8,500; Kverneland Round Bale Processor, $2,500; Kelly Backhoe #30, 6’, 3ph., good cond., $2,800; Kub Backhoe #4560, 10’, exc., $2,800; NH 329 Manure sprdr., 90 bu., $2,200; Full line of farm equipment available! 802-885-4000 www.youngsmilkywayfarm.com

JD BALER PARTS: Used, New Aftermarket and rebuilt. JD canopy new aftermarket, $750. Call for pictures. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705

JOHN DEERE TRACTOR PARTS

2008 Bobcat 337, ROPS, 24” Trenching Bucket, 39” Grade Bucket, Hyd. Thumb, Only 680 Hrs., 2 Year/500 Hr. PT Warranty Available . . . . $38,900

3pt PTO Wood Chipper (New) 4” Feed for 20-45 HP Tractor $1,875; Kuhn Knight 8110 Slinger (1) Yr. Old, Single Axle, Like New $10,500; Gehl 970 SU Wagon $2,775; PTO Generators; 2004 JD 5520 Deluxe Cab Heat/ AC/Stereo & JD LDR 75-80 HP, Dsl, 2700 hrs, Dual Outlets, Power Reverser, 12 Spd, Super Clean! $23,500; 4x4 Landini Globus Fully Heated Glass Cab w/AC 75-80 HP, Dsl, Dual Outlets, Field Ready $15,900; 4x4 Kubota M8950 fully heated cab w/AC 85-90 HP, Dsl, All New Rubber $11,900; 4x4 MF 1040 Loader 35-40 HP, Dsl, 1100 hrs $8,950; 3pt Snowblowers: 4 1/2’-8’; 6000 Gal Water/Fluid Storage Tank; Lots More Tractors & Machinery In Stock

800-730-4020 315-536-3737 Farm Machinery For Sale

Partnership!

NORTHEAST FARM SALES & SERVICE, INC. Serving You Since 1981

4497 Rte. 5 (Coventry Rd.) Irasburg, VT 05845 • (888) 232-7646 www.northeastfarmservice.com

Fencing

WELLSCROFT FENCE SYSTEMS

Additional Bobcat Items

$2,000 off towards trucking for self propelled equip.

668 RT. 12, PLAINFIELD, CT 06374

860-564-2905 Farm Machinery For Sale

2005 Bobcat S185, 4,316 Hrs., Cab, w/Heat, Hand/Foot Controls, New Tires, 74” Self Leveling Bucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call New 2011 Bobcat 3450, 4x4, Rapid Link, Utility Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call 2007 Bobcat 90, QT 90” Hyd. Drive Front Mount Mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,295 1997 Bobcat 763, Hand/Foot Cntrls., 3,188 Hrs., 60” Bkt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,495

SANDY DODGE

McCormick MCX140 Power Shift, 4WD, cab, AC, quick-tach 810 loader . . . . . . . . . . .$38,500 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • New 8x18 Bale Wagon, Steel Sides & Oak Floor, 8 Ton Gear w/11Lx15 Implement Tires, Ready for Field $3,585 *With All Steel Construction .Add $300 •••••••••••••••••• New Running Gear - 3 Ton $750 6 Ton $900; 8 Ton $1150; 10 Ton $1295; 12 Ton Tandem . .$1,995 With 11L by 15 Implement Tubes & Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . .$90 Ea. •••••••••••••••••• Exchange 15” for 16” Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Plus $15 Ea. Wide Track Gear . . . . .Plus $60. •••••••••••••••••• Dry Hill Bale Grabbers Round Bale . . . . . . . . . . $1,150 Heavy Duty Round or Square Bale double piston . . . . . $1,795 •••••••••••••••••• 16’ & 20’ Aluminum Ladder Conveyor w/Belt for Hay or Bag Shavings, 120# w/Motor . .$1,450/$1,550 •••••••••••••••••• Morra Tedder 17’, Used .$4,350 New . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,950 Morra Rotary Rake, Tandem 9’ 3pt. Hitch, New . .$4,500 11’ Pull Type, New . .$7,200 Tandem Rake Hitch . . . .$1,850 CIH DCX101 Discbine (Same as NH 1411) . . . . . . . . . . .$13,500 CIH SBX540 Baler w/Thrower (Same as NH 575) . . . .$15,500 J&L Hay Saver, Feeders Avail Call Other Sizes Wagons,Tedders, Rakes, Feeders & Gates Available Call SANDY DODGE

Combine Salvage

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

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

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


Sell Your Items Through Reader Ads P.O. Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com

For Rent or Lease DAIRY FACILITY: Sharon,CT. Registered cattle, 45 cow tiestall w/dry cow barn & calf barn with or without house, flexible as which buildings for rental, available November 1st. 860-364-5019

Fresh Produce, Nursery

Pumpkins, Gourds, Winter Squash, etc.

Pie, Jack-O-Lantern, White & Munchkin Pumpkins Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Ambercup, Sweet Potato, Sweet Dumpling Squash

ANY SIZE LOTS AVAILABLE From Bushels to Tractor Trailer Loads

Hoeffner Farms

607-769-3404 607-324-0749 eves Fruit Processing Equipment

Help Wanted

Horses

Parts

Parts & Repair

ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

ASSISTANT HERDSPERSON WANTED

3Y/O REGISTERED Friesian Sport Horse Stallion, broke to drive, 16.2hands, $10,500.00. Menno Stoltzfus, Ovid,NY 607-869-1221

NEW, USED & RECONDITIONED

IH TRACTOR SALVAGE PARTS

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

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

519-529-1141

Premium Western Alfalfa

800-747-3811 845-901-1892 adenbrook.com

TOP QUALITY 1st cut 4x4 wrapped round bales, timothy/rye & grass/clover combination, $55.00. 413-626-1379

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS Clyde, NY

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

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

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw Wanted

STANTON BROTHERS

HAY & STRAW

10 Ton Minimum Limited Availability

518-768-2344 AMARAL FARMS 1st & 2nd cutting good quality hay, round silage bales 4x5. Call 860-576-5188 or 860-4506536

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

GOOD QUALITY HAY & STRAW. Large Square Bales. Will load or ship direct. 802849-6266 LARGE SQUARE BALES, processed first & second cut. Call 802-864-5382 or 802578-7352

Help Wanted

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER

New Pond Farm is a non-profit environmental education center and working farm located on 102-acres in West Redding, CT. AFM responsibilities will include: Care of farm animals, buildings and property; milking and processing milk for our state licensed dairy; haying, wood splitting and equipment maintenance; helping with programs. Qualifications: Strong communication skills; a degree in agriculture or a related field, or prior farm experience; knowledge of machine maintenance, “light carpentry and plumbing” capabilities. Benefits: Competitive salary; a two-bedroom apartment on site; health insurance, and a retirement plan are also provided.

For more details or to send your resume contact Ann Taylor: ann@newpondfarm.org

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

DOEBLER’S is searching for professional seed sales men and women in all of its Eastern regions from New York State into Ohio and as far south as North Carolina. Ideal candidates must demonstrate an ability to quickly learn new seed product information, a desire to not only grow Doebler’s business but also the businesses of his or her customers, and a thorough understanding of and ability to communicate Doebler’s reputation in agribusiness as “Your Regional Advantage”. Portage and Main Outdoor Water Furnaces See why our boilers burn 1/3-1/2 the fuel of other similar units. Watch bio-mass chip videos @ www.portageandmainboilers.com Call 1-800-561-0700 to speak to a representative today!

Call the IH Parts Specialists:

Our Web Address: www.batescorp.com

1-800-248-2955

607-642-3293

SEED COMPANY DEALERSHIPS

FOR SALE: Quality first & second cut big & small square bales. Delivered. 315-264-3900

New, Used & Rebuilt We Ship Anywhere CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY WEB SPECIALS!

Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

Help Wanted

If you would like to be considered for a dealership position with a company nearly eight decades in the industry, please call 1-800-853-2676. Thank you.

BATES CORPORATION 12351 Elm Rd BOURBON, IN 46504

GOODRICH TRACTOR PARTS

FA R M H A N D N E E D E D : Small grass based Jersey dairy in Sullivan Co., NY; Prefer live-in with room and board. 845-887-5737

Reasonable Prices - Delivered

Large Square Bales

Case-JD-IHC Crawlers Case-JD-Ford-IHC TLB’s Case-JD-Wheel Loaders Skid Loader Parts SPECIAL: MultiKey Construction Sets $45

YARD SIGNS: 16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call your sales representative or Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 or bsnyder@leepub.com. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering.

All Hay Tested

Semi Load or Half Load

PARTS FOR CONSTRUCTION & AGRICULTURE

Miscellaneous

Bright Clean WHEAT STRAW

FOR SALE: Heavy Duty Apple Hand Parer/Slicer Combination. 15 to 20 apples per minute with 2 operators. $995. 518-284-2256

315-923-9118

Berkshire, VT Looking for an honest, hardworking individual who is interested in working at a progressive 1,800+ cow dairy. Duties include: Parlor Management, Assisting with A.I. & Herd Help. Experience Preferred. Competitive compensation package. Call 802-323-3385

Real Estate For Sale FARM FOR SALE in Fayston, VT. 48.6 acres, barn, milkhouse, good ag soils, 3-bed home. Restricted by easement and option to purchase at ag value. Vermont Land Trust seeks buyers who will farm commercially. $175K. Contact Jon Ramsay at 802-533-7705 or jramsay@vlt.org. www.vlt.org/bragg

Parts & Repair

Parts & Repair

Dave Gabel Agricultural Belt Services

“BELT T BUSTERS” $ave on Flat Belts for Your Farm Machinery

21 Years of Customer Satisfaction QUALITY BELTS AT FARMER PRICES Now Available: Extensive Line of Trailers & Trailer Parts ~ Call for Information & Prices

Agricultural Belt Service Route 75, Eden, NY 14057 Call 716-337-BELT Now accepting MasterCard, Visa & Discover

Real Estate For Sale

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

www.demereerealty.com • demeree@ntcnet.com #680 - Nice hobby farm near COOPERSTOWN w/22 acres - 6 tillable - 1,000 ft. rd. frontage - tastefully remodeled 11 rm. home w/5 bdrms. - lg. eat-in kitchen with wood stove - lg. formal dining rm. & living rm. - new insulated windows - 2 tone hardwood floors down & pine upstairs - 2 baths - jacuzzi - full basement - combination oil/wood furnace - 2 stall garage - paved driveway - 2 story barn - on quiet country road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Great Buy at $225,000 REDUCED TO $195,000 #62 - THUNDER MOUNTAIN - A GREAT PLACE FOR FAIRS OR SPORTS - 1.5 MILES FROM RTE. 90, NY STATE THRUWAY. ALSO KNOWN FOR ITS LARGE SUPPLY OF HERKIMER DIAMONDS AND ALSO A LARGE SUPPLY OF COMMERCIAL WATER FOR FUTURE USE - 210 acres - 100 tillable, 20 pasture, 86 woods. Only one entrance to property. Nice road one mile long with electric all the way back thru center of property (private), 40x192 ft. one story barn with 7 rm. home w/3 stall garage - GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500,000 #36 - Nice hunting & recreation property on very quiet road - 141 acres near Adirondack Park on south side - 5 rm. A-Frame home w/attached 10x18 ft. breeze-way & 20x24 ft. work shop - lots of water - 125 ft. well - 3 ponds, 2 stocked w/bass & 3 creeks - INCLUDES TRACTOR AND LAWNMOWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PRICED AT $268,000 C-40 - Hobby/Dairy Farm on 70 A. of gravel soil, 40 A. pasture, 30 A. woods - 52 tie stalls, 3 lg. pens, 2” pipeline, 5 units, 800 gal. tank, tunnel ventilation, mow conveyor, 2 Patz barn cleaners, 8 ton grain bin, 16x40 & 16x60 silos w/unloaders, tiled mangers, concrete barnyard, 50x80 pole barn & out buildings, water & electric - nice 7 room, 3BR, 1 bath home - new outside wood furnace, inside oil furnace, drilled wells & spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $260,000 C-17 - Wood lot w/5.35 acres on the edge of the Adirondack Park located on paved rd. w/electricity - property has never been logged - very clear brook trout stream running thru property - small hunting cabin - great location for fishing & hunting . . . . . . . . . . . .$33,000 B-103 - This is a 130 acre farm with 30 acres tillable, 30 acres pasture and 70 acres in woods. The house has a full basement and the second floor is gutted and ready to be remodeled with 5 bedrooms and a bath. The first floor has a kitchen and two rooms plus a full bath. There are 3 barns; a newer pole building with 3 bays, a 40’x40’ machine shed and a livestock barn that is 35’x150’. There are 3 paddocks developed with hi-tensile fence which will be a start for a grazing system for beef or horses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $290,000 REDUCED TO $230,000

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2297 7 - Western,, NY Y Gentleman'ss Farm near the beautiful Town of Fredonia mins. from Beautiful Lake Erie. Quiet road, nice setting, exceptional buildings. 90 m/l beautiful acres of land. 30 acres in fields and pasture, balance woods. Some timber, lots of firewood. Excellent deer hunting. Nice 2 story remodeled 3 bedroom home. 2 story 36x70 barn also a 40x80 machinery building with 2 big box stalls for horses. Year round pond. This would make a nice farm for beef, horses or other livestock. 15 mins. to town, Rt. 90, and Lake Erie. Unbelievable world renowned fishing and boating. 45 mins. to International Airport and Buffalo . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $250,000. 0 - Otsego o County.. 265 +/- acre farm. Bordering a year 2320 round river. 130 acres, exceptional, exceptional soils. flat to gently rolling currently in Nursery stock and farm crops. 130 acres of woods some timber lots of deer and turkey. Good 2 story dairy barn. Holds approximately 50 head of cattle. Drive in mow for hay storage. 40x60 Machinery shed. Partially remodeled 5 bedroom 2 story home. Interior has been gutted and remodeled. Exterior is

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original. One car attached garage. Quiet road. Schools, shopping, hospitals all close by. This farm can be used for multiple things. Owner is using it as a Nursery stock farm. Would make a good vegetable farm. Easy irrigation from river. Would be great for horses, beef, or dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $500,000. 2302 - Otsego o Countyy Freee stalll Operation.. Buildings for 300 head. Double 8 milking parlor, pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 4 bdrm. home. All situated on 70 acres of land w/40+/- acres tillable, gravel loam soils w/lots of additional land to rent reasonable. Great location. Mins. from Cooperstown or Oneonta. Farm would work well for dairy although buildings are conducive for horses and beef. Farm has 2 trout streams. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Nice area to live and farm . . . . . . . .Askingg $199,900.

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2009 Hyundai HL740-7A Wheel Loader; Cab with heat and A/C, 2.70 CY GP bucket with new cutting edge 20.5 x 25 radials, this loader is like new! - $89,900

2005 JCB 214E 4WD Backhoe; New rubber, 1900 hours, EROPS - $39,500


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