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Protecting dairy profitability through risk management A-3

Columnists Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly B12 Paris Reidhead

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Quality is priority at Brookefield Farms ~ Page 2 In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” ~ Isaiah 12:4

Quality is priority at Brookefield Farms by Elizabeth A. Tomlin Pride in the quality of cattle, cattle care, and beef production is in evidence at Brookefield Farms, near Granville, NY. Recently a host to the New York Beef Industry Council Farm Tour, the farm, which maintains a herd of Black Angus cattle, is owned and managed by Barry and Ami Goldstein, along with 29-yearold daughter Jennifer Coleman — who is also the office manager. The Goldsteins traveled across the country studying the Angus breed, and then researched specific cattle genetic lines for 8 years before devising their breeding program. “We chose Black Angus for a number of reasons,” Ami Goldstein states. “The Angus Association has one of the largest and oldest data banks in the industry when we’re looking at EPD (estimated progeny difference).” The other attributes of the breed that attracted the family are the hardiness and the “fierce maternal instincts” of the cows. Of the farm’s 800 acres, half are fenced pasture and the other half are hay fields. “On the fenced pasture we run a total head of about 160,” Coleman said. “We try to calve out between 60 and 70 a year; 20-30 are bulls and steers, and the remaining 20-30 are replacement heifers to replace some of the older females. About 30 of the bred females go into a fall production sale.” According to Goldstein, Brookefield is “a farm in transition.”

“We were doing it the conventional way,” she states, “using a lot of machinery.” “However,” Coleman interjects, “now we’re using less tractors on the land by transitioning to high stock density rotational grazing, putting more cows on less land for a shorter period of time.” Coleman says that this year they put the cows out in mid-April and they’re moved every day, providing a more “holistic” management of the land. Coleman, who attends grazing conferences, describes seeing an improvement in the herd by turning the cows out earlier, and also reports seeing more rapid regrowth in the pastures by using the rotation method. “This is our first year doing this,” she said. “I’m hoping that as the years go on we can get more and more intensive with it, moving the herd twice a day.” According to Goldstein, part of the grazing technique is in the way the bales are put out and the way they are set up. “The cows basically do all of the work for you,” Goldstein explains. “They’ll eat that right down to the ground. They trample it down and they set up a nice foundation for the springtime, and we’ve also seen improvement with that already.” Coleman describes another method of minimizing the amount of time needed for using machinery. “We’ll make all of our hay this summer and then, instead of putting out a bale as the cows need it, as soon as the ground freezes we’ll put out however

Jen Coleman provides information about the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program to NYBIC farm tour attendees. Photo by Elizabeth A Tomlin

many bales we think they’ll need for the winter,” she said. “Then we’ll set them up with electric fencing between them so all we have to do is move back the fencing as they need a bale, that way we can go all winter without running our tractors.” Coleman says by moving the roughly 40-foot circle around the hay every day, “it’s re-seeding and fertilizing at the same time as they trample.” Brookefield is also in transition from

seed stock farming to meat production, and produce “grass fed, corn finished beef.” “Our 100 percent daily focus is on taking care of the animals,” Goldstein stated. “It’s all about them and we want to make sure they are healthy.” To assure this, Brookefield is a member of the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program (NYSCHAP), a program sponsored by the NYS Dept. of Ag

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A “wooly” weekend for first fiber artists showcase in CNY

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by Pat Malin BOUCKVILLE, NY — Despite the calendar

showing the month of June, Suzanne Farrington was dressed more

Suzanne Farrington of Hamilton, NY, demonstrates how she makes felt from wool during the CNY Fiber Artists and Producers Showcase on June 11-12 in Bouckville, NY. She is assisted by Maggie Alexander of Maggie's Farm in Brookfield, who supplies the wool from her Leicester sheep.

appropriately for a cool, rainy, spring day in the countryside in Madison County. She donned a floppy, white wool felt hat and long, maroon-colored wool vest for the Central New York Fiber Artists & Producers’ “Showcase from Animals to Art.” Farrington, who lives in the small village of Hamilton, makes some of her own clothes from wool she has received in barter, usually from Maggie’s Farm in Brookfield or from other sheep breeders. Thus, she was a walking billboard and advocate for the fiber festival, held for the first time at Butternut Hill Campground on State Route 20 in an area wellknown for its antiques and craft shows. Pam Haendle, the festival organizer and a participant, signed up 58 vendors who spread out under six tents on June 11-12. The interest was so good for the initial showcase that she had to turn down requests from some vendors. “We had a group of fiber artisans and sheep

farmers at the Madison County Fair in 2009 and 2010,” she said. “It grew in the second year and we decided we wanted a bigger venue and a place that was more accessible. We saw a need for it.” CNY Fiber Artists and Producers Inc. was formed in 2010 to bring together spinners, weavers, felters and knitters, as well as those who raise sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas and Angora rabbits. Some teach classes in the fiber arts or run fiber mills. “We hope to foster participation in and an appreciation of the fiber arts while offering visitors a chance to make the connection between fiber animals and finished products made from natural fibers,” Haendle added. Many of the fiber vendors and participants have attended large, wellestablished shows over the years in Rhinebeck, NY, and in the Finger Lakes and anticipate that a similar show can succeed in Central New York. “It’s a great venue for us,” said Brenda Clark of Tartan Acres, an alpaca breeder

Pam Haendle, one of the organizers of the CNY Fiber Artists & Producers first Showcase, walked around the grounds with one of her Australian Mallory goats. Haendle has been raising goats on Hermit Pond Farm in Edmeston for 15 years.

from Homer. “I think the public response has been overwhelming. I’ve done well. People are buying and we’re filling a void.” The weather was uncertain, overcast and

rainy at times, and it might have affected turnout. “We had about 600 paid adults, but with children, we probably had 700,” Haendle said.

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Protecting dairy profitability through risk management Part 1: Ruedinger Farms background by Sally Colby “Farming by nature is a risky business,” said Wisconsin dairy producer John Ruedinger. “We need to take some of that risk out and allow profitability. The best thing to do is manage risk and position yourself to capitalize on opportunities — that’s what we’re in business for.” About 10 years ago, Ruedinger had an idea — to broker his own milk. He incorporated a team approach and accomplished what he set out to do. Ruedinger shared his story, beginning with the background of his farm, at a Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania issues forum held recently in Harrisburg, PA. Ruedinger and his wife Karen began working with his parents’ 50-cow traditional-style dairy in 1976. “In 1996, our dairy was drastically changed after a barn fire,” he said. “That’s what really started our progression toward a new, modern dairy facility.” The first new building was a 200cow freestall facility with a double-8 parlor. The Ruedingers continued to

add cows and buildings, and converted the double-8 parlor to a double11, which keeps cows moving through for 3x milking. Today, the herd includes about 970 milking and dry cows. The dairy is set up with DeLaval’s ALPRO™ system with parlor ID and meters. Ruedinger also uses Dairy Comp 305, which estimates the value of each cow in a dairy herd relative to an average fresh heifer and calculates the current value of a pregnancy for each adult animal. This tool helps managers make decisions about whether or not an open animal should be bred. Ruedinger watches production closely, and uses numbers to manage the business. He tracks statistics, and knows that milking takes about 4.1 minutes/cow, with 130 cows moved /hour. The herd average is 30,216, with an average of 92 pounds/cow. Fat is 3.7, protein is 3.02, and cheese yield is 2,956. Milk is strained twice, then goes into a plate cooler before it is piped directly into trailers.

About a trailer and a half of milk is shipped each day. One management aspect that Ruedinger believes is critical to the success of the operation is the fresh cow pen. Fresh cows go to parlor in the morning, then return to a dedicated area where they receive fresh feed. By the third day, cows are expected to be eating well compared to herd mates. This indicates that appetites are normal and metabolic issues are minimal. Each cow is observed for appetite, attitude and appearance — if she fails in any of these areas, she’ll be checked for DA, ketosis and fatty liver. At five days in milk, every cow is assessed once more before she enters the regular herd — regardless of how well she is eating. Her uterus must be clean, she must be eating well, have a normal temperature and have no feet or leg issues. The herd manager continues to watch fresh cows closely, and he says that this rigorous fresh pen protocol has nearly eliminated DAs in the herd; with a herd average

of less than one percent. The individual production average has increased from around 86 pounds to the mid-90s due to the fresh cow program, which means more profit. Calves are started on the farm and are fed pasteurized milk with nipple bottles. Ruedinger says calves have excellent early growth and gain what they need for future production. At the age of 4 1/2 months, calves are finished by a custom heifer raiser, then return to the farm at about 23 months. As the dairy grew, Ruedinger focused on employee training and management. “Employees are your best asset on the dairy,” he said. “As we grew our business, we found out that employees can add value and make money. We have an excellent dairy manager and an excellent crops and maintenance manager. We’re trying to create an atmosphere of self-motivation that creates employee competence. Teaching fundamentals and consistency in our procedures has allowed

John Ruedinger, of Ruedinger Farms in Van Dyne, Wisconsin, talks about how his family farm is using an integrated profit team to broker milk. Photo by Sally Colby

us to gain milk production, parlor through-put and efficiency.” Ruedinger has numerous conservation practices in place including minimal tillage for the 4year alfalfa/2-year corn rotation. Grain is purchased, and forage crops are grown on 1,350 acres. “We try to put up as high quality forage as we can,” said Ruedinger. “It’s the key ingredient to balancing the ration and getting the production we like to obtain.” There is also emphasis on reproduction and genetics. “You can do all you want with cow comfort and milk quality and employee development, but you need to key in on the genetic value of the herd.

We’ve been working with top-end bulls, concentrating on feet, legs, udders and longevity.” At this point, none of Ruedinger’s children plan to return to the farm. “What we’re trying to do with our dairy is set it up to be a profitable business so that someone can come in and partner with us, or maybe sell it directly to another producer,” said Ruedinger. “We’re trying to create high milk production, good quality facilities and maintain them and create value in the business.” Part 2 will discuss Ruedinger Farms’ business plan and team approach to risk management.

A “wooly” from A2 Even back then, she raised sheep as a hobby on rented land in the Garden State. “A friend of mine told me about (available farmland in) Central New York,” she said. “I got a job at BOCES in Norwich and bought a farm in South Brookfield.” Now she has 60 Bluefaced Leicester sheep, Colored Angora goats, and German Angora rabbits. She also sells handmade soap, hand creams and woven handbags. During the festival, she took time to shear some of the sheep she brought, an activity that drew considerable interest. “The sheep don’t enjoy (getting shorn),” said Maggie, “but they do feel good afterwards. It’s like getting out of a shower. The burrs and tangles are gone.” She told the spectators she shears her Leicesters once a year, though some sheep with slow-growing wool can go as long as two years between shearings. Spinning wool was one of many interactive activities at the festival. Local hobbyists signed up in advance to take beginner classes with Amy Cook of Sweetland Hill Finnsheep in Chenango Forks. Cook gave each student a plastic spindle and showed them how to lengthen and pinch the strands of wool before putting it on the spindle and spinning in “S” and “Z” directions. Later that afternoon, Cook introduced her students to the spinning wheel. After pulling up her chair next to the instructor, each student was told to get comfortable, meaning barefoot, because the first lesson is that spinning wheels are meant to be treated gently and with respect.

Amy Cook, left, of Sweetland Hill Finnsheep in Chenango Forks, held a spinning workshop during the CNY Fiber Artists & Producers Showcase in Bouckville, NY, on June 11-12. Cook helps novice weaver Cathy Homrighaus of Cortland learn how to use the spinning wheel. “I’m fascinated by spinning,” said Homrighaus, “but I’ve never been able to get to a workshop until now." Photos by Pat Malin

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“It wasn’t as high as we had hoped, but this is our first year.” She had some assistance in preparing the show from Madison County Cornell Cooperative Extension, but is hopeful of attracting major sponsors next year. It is tentatively scheduled for mid-June at the same location. There were animal tours, shearing demonstrations and informal demonstrations on both days. There were workshops for the more serious spectators, such as sheep and goat farmers, and for those interested in fibers. The workshops included rug braiding, wet felting, beginning spinning, and a lecture by Dr. tatiana Stanton of Cornell University about internal parasites in sheep and goats. The showcase had something of interest for all ages. “We’re trying to do more in terms of educating children as to the source of wool and fiber,” said Haendle. The children’s tent featured a small petting zoo with lively goats and lambs, face-painting, games, coloring books about farming, a hands-on opportunity to make potholders and play with yarn, and educational exhibits designed to give children a taste for weaving and felting and some sense of different fibers and fiber processing. Maggie Alexander, the owner of Maggie’s Farm helped Farrington pound the freshly shorn wool from her sheep into felt for the spectators. Alexander was a high school teacher in New Jersey up until five years ago. “I grew up 30 miles from Manhattan,” she said. “My father died and left me some money, and I decided to cast my fate to the wind.”

Northern Tier Black & White and Red & White Show announced

Judge Jeff Ziegler of Ostrander, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Cathy Bewley

MONTROSE, PA — The Northern Tier Championship Show, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m., at the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fairgrounds, Meshoppen, PA, will again host a Pennsylvania Championship show (open to PA residents only), and an open and junior Red & White show. The Red & White show is open to all exhibitors regardless of state and will be recognized by the Red & White Dairy Cattle Association (RWDCA) when selecting Red & White All-American and Junior All-American nominations this fall. In order to show, exhibitors

must adhere to the following RWDCA requirements: the animal must be true red color; the animal must be registered with the RWDCA; and the exhibitor must be a member of RWDCA. For more information contact the RWDCA at 608-6764900 or e-mail This year’s judge will be Jeff Ziegler, Ostrander, Ohio. He currently serves Select Sires, Inc., Plain City, Ohio, as the Genomics Program Manager, which includes leading all genetic testing and genetic development utilizing genomic tools for the Select Sires program. Ziegler is no stranger to

Millers Mills Grange Sundae Run/Fun Walk scheduled July 17 Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, with a visit to Millers Mills to enjoy some homemade old-fashion ice cream made by the members of the local Grange. You can work up an appetitie by running in a 5K Sundae Run or 2 Mile Fun Walk or burn off calories by testing your skill in crosscut sawing contest. Visitors can also enjoy a horse drawn hay ride, meet a princess, peruse the wares of local artisans and our local church bazaar, or just bring a chair, relax and enjoy live music.

Admission and parking are free. Millers Mills is in southern Herkimer County — follow the signs from Cedarville. Race and walk registration is from 7:30-9 a.m. with a start time of 9:15 a.m. Ice Cream will be served from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or until it’s sold out. Come early and taste life the way it should be lived. For more information visit our Web site, or call 315-822-3003 or 315-822-6860. Source: Millers Mills Grange #581, Chartered 1889, Millers Mills, NY

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the show ring. He has judged national shows in 12 countries and has built a strong reputation as a consistent and reputable judge. In North America, Ziegler has judged at local, state (26 in total) and national levels including World Dairy Expo, the Royal Winter Fair, the All American Jersey Show, Pennsylvania All-American, Western National and the Big E. This past January, Ziegler judged the International Dairy Week National Jersey Show in Shepparton, Australia. And this past March, Jeff, his family, and partners exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Holstein at the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo. Jeff is blessed with four sons and wife Melanie, who is marketing director for a local hospital. Arrival time and checkin is by 7:30 p.m., Aug. 3, which includes

registration and health papers. Entries cost $8 per animal and must be postmarked by July 25. Entries received after this date will be $15 per animal. Send checks payable to the Northern Tier Championship Show and entry forms, available on PA Holstein Association’s Web site (, to David Castrogiovanni,

3621 Turnpike Rd., Montose, PA 18801 or call 570-278-3680. Please indicate on the form whether the entry will show in the PA Championship Holstein show or the Red & White show or both. Animals entered in both shows will be required to pay a double entry fee — one for each show. No supplies or bedding are provided.

New York Governor seeks to lift ban on hydrofracking In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is seeking to lift what has effectively been a moratorium on hydrofracking. Hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking as it is widely known, is a technique used to extract natural gas from shale. According to reports, the new policy would allow hydrofracking on private lands, opening New York

up to one of the fastestgrowing areas of the energy industry. To oversee hydrofracking in the state, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has formed a 12-member advisory panel. Dairylea and DFA will continue to monitor the progress in New York and update you as details become available. Source: The Friday Facts, July 1

Quality is from A2 & Markets, which promotes “Animal Health, Food Safety, and Environmental Stewardship.” The farm practices and advocates preventative care with their herd. Jack Rath, Brookefield’s bovine veterinarian, says a big emphasis is on the fact that the diseases commonly tested for are an impact on the herd — not a food safety issue. “These do not affect meat quality or food safety at all,” he emphasized. “We optimize our performance by doing more testing and surveillance,” Coleman explained. “When you have healthier cattle you have better performance and more efficiency.” Coleman states that purchasing cattle can always be a risk. “When we buy an animal — and we don’t buy many — but, when we do,” Coleman said, “it is tested at its home farm for all of the things we test for.” Roth advises strict surveillance when purchasing cattle. “You shouldn’t be purchasing animals into your herd from a herd that has a poorer level of surveillance than you do,” he states. Brookefield has been using an embryo transfer program with their herd to improve their stock. The cow is bred by A.I., three times at 12 hours apart. After 7 days an embryologist goes to the farm and flushes the embryos out. “If we have recipients — surrogates — lined up, we can put the embryos in that day, if not we freeze them,” Coleman said. “In the past we would go through this with up to 10 different cows, now we only have one cow we are thinking of flushing, but we still have over 100 frozen embryos that we will be using.”

Coleman explains that Brookefield has slowed their embryo program for several reasons. The first is that the procedure is cost prohibitive. According to Coleman, another reason is that “the availability of female sexed semen has expanded, so now we are able to maximize the number of female progeny without flushing embryos, and we are better able to maintain our herd at the size we want it.” Although they are not flushing cows any more, they continue to use their frozen embryos with recipient cows. Coleman, who currently sits on three agricultural boards; the NY Farm Bureau, NY Angus Association, and is CoChair for the Eastern Region NY Beef Producers Association, firmly believes in continuing education for quality farm management. “I would recommend attending as many classes, seminars, field walks, webinars, etc., as possible, along with touring many different farms to see all the different ways of doing things — and talking to everyone you possibly can!” she stated. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer classes and seminars. According to NYBIC Executive Director Carol Gillis, “Brookefield Farms demonstrates multi-generational dedication to the land. They are focused and committed to protecting and improving their farm for future generations and have designed their beef operation to that end.” Visit Brookefield Farms by contacting Jennifer Coleman at 518-796-4833 or e-mail

Cover photo by Elizabeth A. Tomlin Brookefield Farms’ mother and daughter team Ami Goldstein & Jen Coleman recently hosted the Eastern New York Beef Industry Council farm tour.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau troubled by major cuts to agriculture programs in state budget CAMP HILL, PA — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is troubled by deep cuts to several key agricultural programs, especially reductions to Cooperative Extension and agriculture research, which are included in the new state budget approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Tom Corbett. PFB has learned that cuts totaling nearly $10.5 million to Penn State’s Agriculture Extension and Agriculture Research programs will result in the elimination of nearly 200 of the 814 permanent jobs within Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “Agriculture research and Cooperative Extension are vital components of farming and our food industry. Pennsylvania farmers rely on timely

assistance provided by agriculture extension agents and valuable developments in research to stay viable in a constantly changing industry. Innovations in research and new information about agricultural practices have not only helped farmers throughout the years, but have also helped keep food prices down for consumers and resulted in conservation improvements on farms to protect the environment,” said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer. “Pennsylvania's farm families support the efforts of Governor Corbett and the General Assembly to restore fiscal discipline in our state, but the budget cuts in Cooperative Extension and agriculture research are excessive.” Farm Bureau is also concerned that lawmakers have eliminated the

state crop insurance incentive program, which over the past five years has been chipped away to nothing from a $3 million appropriation. More than a decade ago, the General Assembly agreed to provide a modest commitment of funds to help farmers obtain crop insurance. As part of the agreement, the agriculture community encouraged farmers to self-insure, rather than rely on public funds to financially recover from weatherrelated losses, such as in 1999, when the state provided $65 million to farmers who were decimated by drought conditions. “The decision to eliminate crop insurance assistance is unfortunate, because it eliminates what has been a successful program, which typically returned $4 for

World Forage Analysis Superbowl to award $22,000 cash named and each will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, sponsored by Croplan Genetics. The Quality Counts category will be based on a predetermined quality factor, which will not be announced until World Dairy Expo. Corn silage entrants are encouraged to select a corn silage sample now and simply store it in a 2-gallon air tight container in the freezer until Aug. 18 when the entries are due. All corn silage entries must be from the 2010 growing season. All other samples must be received at AgSource Laboratories in Bonduel, WI. before Sept. 7. Your $25 entry fee provides entry into the contest and the opportunity to win cash prizes, along with a detailed laboratory analysis of the sample. Participants may enter as often and in as many categories as desired; however, the Commercial Hay category is intended for hay growers who raise and sell hay for a living. For entry forms and information, call 715-758-2178 or visit The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is held annually in conjunction with World Dairy Expo, Oct. 4-8, in Madison, WI. The winners will be named at the Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon at Expo, held this year on Oct. 5. The 28th Annual World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with AgSource Cooperative Services, AgSource Laboratories, DairyBusiness Communications, Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo. Additional sponsorship is provided by the National Hay Association. To learn more, visit

to insure fewer acres of crops, leaving them vulnerable to losses from uncontrollable acts of nature,” added Shaffer. Meanwhile, PFB credited the General Assembly for doubling REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection Act of Pennsylvania) program funding to $10 million and for restoring funding to the state budget for the Department of Agricul-

Letter to the Editor Opinions of the letters printed are not necessarily those of the staff or management at Country Folks. Submit letters of opinion to Editor, Country Folks, PO Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428. Fax 518-673-2699; E-mail Let’s analyze the dairy bills correctly Different people have tried to analyze the former Specter-Casey Bill, now identified as “The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011.” Here is our analysis of the Bill: Specter-Casey Other Proposals (1) Which Dairy Bill or proposal determines YES NO the raw milk value at the farm by using the national average cost of production (2) Which Bill or proposal contains only two YES NO Classes of milk (3) Which Bill or proposal identifies how dairy YES NO farmers can cover their cost of production (4) Which Bill or proposal aligns the value of YES NO milk in the unregulated areas with the Federal Milk Marketing Orders (5) Which Bill or proposal brings the pricing YES NO formula in line with the intent of the 1937 Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act (6) Which Bill or proposal eliminates the YES NO troublesome “make allowance” (7) Which Bill or proposal clearly favors YES NO a national pricing system, not a regional system (8) Which Bill or proposal mandates that all YES NO dairy farmers and all milk produced be subjected to a milk supply management program (9) Which Bill or proposal prohibits a milk supply YES NO management program being implemented if imports of dairy products exceed the exports of dairy products (10) Which Bill or proposal identifies how dairy YES NO farmers will be notified of any changes in the value of raw milk at the farm and/or the implementation of a milk supply management program (11) Which Bill or proposal clearly allows dairy YES NO farmers to produce milk for the domestic market (12) Which Bill or proposal maintains a Federal YES NO Order in the event a proposed amendment to the Order is defeated (13) Which Bill or proposal mandates the US YES NO Secretary of Agriculture to report to the Ag Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate before he adjusts the milk price or implements a milk supply program (14) Which Bill or proposal identifies and YES NO mandates the continuation of all federal feeding and nutritional programs (school lunch, military, etc.) (15) Which Bill or proposal mandates the YES YES distribution of excess dairy products to the needy (16) Which Bill or proposal allows the quality YES NO of milk standards to be administered by the proper health officials (17) Which Bill or proposal calls for a production NO YES Board to be appointed by one organization (18) Which Bill or proposal clearly identifies the YES NO margin dairy farmers will receive Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Pro Ag

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The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is seeking entries for the 2011 contest. Big cash prizes are available! The deadline for corn silage entries is Aug. 18, and all other entries are due Sept. 7. Over $22,000 cash is being awarded this year with each category champion receiving a check for $1,500. Additional cash will be awarded for additional winners in each category. This valuable prize package is made possible by generous supporters, including Platinum Sponsor Mycogen Seeds. “Every year we’re amazed at the high quality of the forages entered into the contest,” said Dan Undersander, Extension forage specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “The contest is designed to encourage quality forage production. We encourage you to enter or, at least, to stop by the exhibit in the Arena building at World Dairy Expo. Where else can you see so much high quality forage in one place?” Contest categories include: Champion Grass Hay, sponsored by Barenbrug USA; Champion Dairy Hay, sponsored by Syngenta; Champion Dairy Haylage, sponsored by Kent Nutrition Group; Champion Commercial Baleage, sponsored by W-L Research; Champion Commercial Hay, sponsored by Bridon Cordage; Champion Standard Corn Silage, sponsored by Ag-Bag; and Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds. All category winners will compete for the coveted Grand Champion Forage Producer honor and the $2,500 cash award, sponsored by NutriSave Forage Management System. In addition to the above categories, winners of the Quality Counts Hay/Haylage and Quality Counts Corn Silage categories will be

every dollar spent. Because the program was zeroed out, we also lose the ability to ask the federal government to match state funding. Last year, Pennsylvania farmers received $455,000 in matching funds from the federal government for the crop insurance incentive program. We are concerned that farmers will have to pay more for crop insurance or decide

ture in the areas of Agriculture Excellence (such as the Center for Dairy Excellence), Agriculture Research (within PDA) and funding for livestock and dairy shows. “REAP has helped farmers and businesses invest in agricultural conservation measures, such as forested stream buffers, fencing projects, barnyard improvements and no-till practices by providing state tax incentives as part of the costshare program. The practices implemented through REAP benefit the environment and local communities,” concluded Shaffer.

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Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) to provide an in-depth look at health management practices on beef feedlots in the United States. “Many changes have occurred on U.S. feedlots since 1999, the last time these data were collected,” said Kevin Pautler, Director, NASS Pennsylvania Field Of-

fice. “By participating in the current study producers will help their entire industry by accurately portraying the beef feedlot industry and ensuring that only the most up-todate and accurate information is readily available to the public.” The study results will help researchers iden-

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tify the most prevalent health problems and help identify new or updated solutions. The study will also gauge the respondent’s awareness and use of various bio-security practices, as well as changes in feedlot management practices. To help producers provide all of the neces-

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GIPSA rulemaking process broken by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas As a lifelong cattle producer, I’m well aware that even small changes in government regulations can have a big impact back on the ranch. I hear from livestock producers every day on a wide variety of issues affecting their ability to produce high quality, affordable meat. In all of these conversations, one issue keeps coming to the forefront: USDA’s proposed rule on livestock markets. The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has put forward a draft rule that defines unfair livestock marketing

practices, prohibits packers from purchasing livestock from another packer, and will inhibit the ability of producers to manage risk and earn premiums for their hard work and expertise in cattle production. While this rule is intended to promote transparent and efficient markets, I’ve heard testimony from many industry leaders who argue that this rule will hurt the very producers it is purported to help. In April, the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry began a series of hearings to examine the current conditions and challenges in the live-

stock community. Cattle, poultry and pork producers all shared their concerns that the proposed rule not only goes far beyond the scope of the Farm Bill, but also lacks the sound economic analysis that allows us to judge both the need and utility of the proposed rule. The first hearing, on the beef sector, took testimony from three witnesses. Jim Strickland, a cow calf operator from Florida; Anne Burkholder, owner of a small feeding operation in Nebraska and Ken Bull, Cargill’s Vice President for Cattle Procurement each presented their views on the state of the beef sector.

Strickland testified that, “Under the new definitions included in the proposed rule, competitive injury and the likelihood of competitive injury are redefined and made so broad that mere accusations without economic proof will suffice for USDA or an individual to bring lawsuit against a buyer, packer, or processor.” Burkholder lamented that the proposed rule “...takes away my freedom to market my cattle as I choose. If marketing arrangements are greatly reduced, cattlemen like me are the losers.” Finally, Bull characterized the proposed rule as “...the single greatest policy threat in

the U.S. livestock and meat sector in my 32 years in business.” I do not take these concerns lightly, and I keep this testimony in mind as my colleagues and I consider the implications of this proposal. I am also mindful that not everyone in the livestock community opposes this rule. However, there is universal consensus that USDA’s decision will have a tremendous impact on how all livestock are marketed in the United States. For that reason, it is particularly important that we carefully and thoroughly consider the potential consequences of this rule. I do not believe that USDA has fulfilled that responsibility. Despite the repeated concerns voiced by producers like you, USDA has failed to conduct a timely cost-benefit analysis on the proposed rule. In today’s economy, when every other conversation in Washington seems to revolve around how to improve government spending, cost-benefit analyses are critical. We need to know how much this rule will cost, who will bear those costs, and what we stand to gain in return. Last fall, the Administration refused to honor a bipartisan request of 115 Members of Congress to conduct a much-needed economic analysis that could be used to address these concerns. In December, the Department reversed course and promised a cost benefit analysis on the rule. Unfortunately, the Department has turned

away requests to perform an independent peer review on the cost benefit analysis, or publish it for comment. It has become clear that instead of using a costbenefit analysis to aid in decision-making, USDA will simply publish the final rule and include a cost-benefit report at that point. This is not good government; USDA is plowing ahead with its own agenda, ignoring the concerns of producers, and refusing to adhere to requests for legitimate policy analysis. Recently, I joined with 146 members of Congress to demand that the Secretary of Agriculture put this rule on hold until its full implications can be considered with a thorough economic impact analysis. My colleagues on the Appropriations Committee clearly share my concerns; in their legislation funding USDA for the coming year, they included language that would bar further work on the GIPSA rule. GIPSA proposed these regulations pursuant to their understanding of their authorities under the Packer & Stockyards Act, which are authorities given to it by Congress. Congress has been clear in our desire for a transparent and open process for developing this rule. I will continue to advocate on your behalf to ensure that the Administration does not move forward without allowing producers the opportunity to comment on a thorough cost-benefit analysis and the potential consequences for America’s livestock producers.

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Consignment Form October 15, 2011 Cobleskill Fairgrounds Send consignments to: AAPC, C/O Donna Cappadona, 121 Schoharie Pkwy North, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY 12043 Name: ___________________________________________________________ Farm Name: ________________________________________ Phone: Day: __________________ Evening: ________________Fax: ______________ E-mail/Web site: _________________________________________________________ Consignment Name: ________________________________________________ Breed: ___________________ Animal ID: ________________________ Birth Date: _______________Sex Heifer/Steer: _______________ Color: _________ Sire: _________________________________________ Dam: ________________________________________ Comments about animal which will be included in the catalog: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ EPDs (if applicable): • Submit photocopies (not originals) of the registration papers with the consignment form. • Sale commission is 15 percent and will be deducted from your animal’s sale price. In addition, this form must be accompanied by a $50 nomination fee per animal; if your animal(s) is sold in the sale you will be refunded this $50 fee. No nomination fees will be returned if your animal is scratched from the sale, they will be used to cover sale expenses. • Deadline for submission and inclusion in the catalog is Aug. 1. Late consignments must be postmarked by Aug. 12; these consignments will not appear in the catalog. • SEND a picture (digital preferred) of your consignment to or mail with entry forms. If you do not send a picture there will not be one in the catalog. Total Number of Consignments: ______ Nomination Fee (# of consignments x $50): ______ Donation for NYSJBP Educational Events: ______ Total Amount: ______ • Make checks payable to American Animal Producers Club •

Hello producers and beef industry supporters SUNY Cobleskill’s American Animal Producer Club’s 14th annual Coby Classic Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds. This year we are proud to announce that Justin Harmon will be our sale chairman and Ashley Simmons will be our co-chairman. These students along with all of the other AAPC club members who help with this initiative are provided a chance to gain real world experience by organizing and facilitating this beef sale. We are hoping for a large turnout this year as we expand our advertising options even with the rough economic times. Our hope is and has always been to get the best possible price for the sale of your animal. We, however, cannot have a sale without your support. As we improve the sale every year, we hope you will continue to support us by considering our invitation to consign one of your quality show animals. We look forward to working with you, whether you’re a new consigner or a returning consigner. The consignments this year will be limited to a total of 40 head. The consignment forms are included; and the deadline for submitting them is Aug. 1. Late consignments

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put together groups of 4-6 people the NYBPA would pay their organization $100 for those hours donated to the NYBPA. If interested please contact Brenda Bippert 716-870-2777 or e-mail so we can put together a schedule. Thank you for your help and support of the NYBPA.

NYBPA at Empire Farm Days 2011 Empire Farms Days in Seneca Falls, NY, on Aug. 9-11. The New York Beef Producers Association will again be serving up their delicious Beef BBQ dinners and sandwiches. Make plans to stop by and visit our cattle displays in the Beef Indus-

try Tent, and find out how our producers are producing safe, wholesome and nutritious beef. There will be a Cattle Handling demonstration daily on the site next to the Beef Tent. Come and see the latest proper handling procedures. Hope to see you all there.

New York State Supreme Beef Female Purina Wind and Rain is once again sponsoring the New York Supreme Beef Female competition at the State Fair on Beef Day, on Aug. 30. The New York Beef Producers are sponsoring the County Fair Supreme Champion fe-

males with the invite to compete at the State competition. If any County Fairs are interested in having the NYBPA sponsor their Supreme Beef Female contact the NYBPA office at to get the

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Cutting farm programs would be a Pyrrhic victory by Lynne Finnerty Most of the programs in the farm bill will expire next year and the debate over a new farm bill has begun. Spending cuts will be needed. Congress must bring down the federal debt. With no prospect for more spending, competition for the remaining dollars is intense. Some would like

to eliminate farm payments and redirect that funding — less than one-half of 1 percent of total federal spending — to other areas. The debate about farm payments brings to mind the term “Pyrrhic victory.” King Pyrrhus ruled the Greek state of Epirus in the third century B.C. When the Greek city of

Tarentum in southern Italy feared invasion by Rome, the Tarentines asked Pyrrhus, who had a strong army, for help. Pyrrhus, seeing a chance to expand his rule, agreed. After two bloody battles, Pyrrhus defeated the Romans. However, Pyrrhus lost so many of his best soldiers that he is said to have re-

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FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation see an opportunity to expand their grasp of farm bill funding. But, the portion of the farm bill that actually goes to farmers has already shrunk. Farm programs in 2010 accounted for just 7 percent of farm bill funding, compared with 33 percent in 2002. Nutrition programs, on the other hand, have

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grown, accounting for a whopping 80 percent of the farm bill in 2010, compared to 52 percent in 2002. Conservation programs take up about 5 percent of the funding authorized by the farm bill. Most crop prices in recent years have been high enough to not trigger price support payments. Meanwhile, restrictive payment and income limits have made some of the most productive farmers ineligible to participate in farm programs. As a result, farm programs are already a shrinking piece of the farm-bill pie. That piece of pie, however, remains important to our agricultural productivity and food security. That mere 7 percent does a lot to keep our pantries full. Like Pyrrhus’ battles, the battle for farm program funding could be costly. America could lose growth in an industry that feeds, fuels and clothes us, and much of the world, and provides U.S. jobs. We would lose an important safety net for a sector of our economy that is actually growing, and the only one that has a positive trade balance. The United Nations predicts that farmers need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 to keep up with population increase. That makes keeping farmers in production more important than ever. Sure, crop prices are high now, but the only constant in agriculture is volatility, something that farm programs help farmers and food consumers ride out. Farmers know that change is in the air and are willing to do their part to cut government spending. Congress should consider changes to save money and make farm programs work better. Many ideas will be put on the table, but it is reckless to redirect funds from farmers’ tiny sliver of the pie to other areas. With a victory like that, American food security may be finished. Lynne Finnerty is the editor of FBNews, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s official newspaper.

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Cornell University’s Musgrave Research Farm holds Annual Farm Field Day AURORA, NY — Cornell University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting a demonstration of field crop research and presentations of interest to the local farming community on Thursday, July 14, at the Musgrave Research Farm, 1256 Poplar Ridge Road, Aurora, NY. The program begins at 9 a.m. with registration and refreshments followed by a tour of research efforts and informational presentations. Lunch will be provided. DEC and CCA credits have been applied for. Through the use of field days at its research farms, Cornell has tried to bridge the information gap between academic research and use of the resulting information by the farming community. Approximately 25 minute presentations

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acres for grain, up 4 percent from last year. U.S. soybean planted area for 2011 is estimated at 75.2 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 74.3 million acres, is also down 3 percent from 2010. Record high

$4.7 million USDA grant will help corn farmers reduce greenhouse gas output by Lauren Gold The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $4.7 million to a Cornell-led effort to help corn growers reduce their carbon footprint and improve net profits by better managing greenhouse gas emissions, soil carbon and nitrogen fertilizer use. David Wolfe, professor of horticulture, is principal investigator for the five-year project, which includes collaborators from Cornell, Columbia University and Colorado State University. The project began in April and focuses on corn farming in New York, Iowa and Colorado. Using strategic soil sampling and biogeochemical modeling, the researchers plan to develop new tools that will

allow farmers to monitor the effect of management decisions on energy efficiency, environmental impact and net profits. The research team will also use regional climate projections and economic data to develop tools for policymakers to analyze economic and environmental implications of a range of policy options. One key focus is the use of nitrogen fertilizers, Wolfe said. Carbon dioxide is the gas most associated with climate change, but nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas released as nitrogen fertilizer, breaks down in the soil and is a major concern in farming operations. The research will include a look at ways farms might customize their fertilizer use based

on factors like soil temperature, rainfall and crop rotations. “That’s low-hanging fruit in terms of what farmers can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions overall,” Wolfe said. The team also hopes that their Web-based greenhouse gas and carbon monitoring tools will make it easier for farmers to enter the carbontrading market and other incentive programs. “As for all businesses, there will be growing incentives for documenting and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Wolfe said. Farms could also at some point get credit for sequestering carbon in soils — but the costs of verifying this are often prohibitively expensive. The research project will

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IRS increases mileage rate to 55.5 cents per mile WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 23, the Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes. The rate will increase to 55.5 cents a mile for

all business miles driven from July 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011. This is an increase of 4.5 cents from the 51 cent rate in effect for the first six months of 2011, as set forth in Revenue Procedure 2010-51. In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2011. The

IRS normally updates the mileage rates once a year in the fall for the next calendar year. “This year’s increased gas prices are having a major impact on individual Americans. The IRS is adjusting the standard mileage rates to better reflect the recent increase in gas prices,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “We are taking this step so the reim-

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ohio will become the first state since 2009 to repeal its state estate tax, which was one of the worst in the nation, taxing any family with more than $338,333 in assets. The repeal goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, and is a part of Ohio’s FY 2012-2013 budget. The American Family Business Institute (AFBI), a national trade association of family business owners, farmers and entrepreneurs across the country, applauds Ohio’s Governor and the State House for passing re-

peal, which was included in Ohio’s 2012-2013 biennial budget and which goes into effect starting Jan. 1, 2013. AFBI’s President Dick Patten, who testified before both the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate in support of the legislation, said: “By repealing and not just ‘reforming’ their state estate tax, Ohio has set an example for the 21 other states and the District of Columbia that still impose these onerous taxes.” “Ohio’s estate tax repeal is emblematic of the larger

trend towards repeal or positive reform of estate taxes that is occurring throughout the nation,” said Patten. For example: • In Oregon, voters spoke out and legislators backed away from a proposal to turn the state inheritance tax into an estate tax with the highest rate in the nation. • In Maine, the Governor signed into law a proposal to double the estate tax exemption. • In North Carolina, the State Senate rejected the governor’s proposal to do

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the safety of glyphosate and we also considered how the regulators, particularly in Europe, have looked at that.” EOS said that U.S. government approval of glyphosate has been rash and problematic. “Our examination of the evidence leads us to the conclusion that the current approval of glyphosate is deeply flawed and unreliable,” wrote the report’s authors. “What is more, we have learned from experts familiar with pesticide assessments and approvals that the case of glyphosate is not unusual. They say that the approvals of numerous pesticides rest on data and risk assessments that are just as scientifically flawed, if not more so,” the authors added. To be fair, Graves interviewed pesticide industry spokeswoman Janice Person, who said, “Based on our initial review, the EOS report does not appear to contain any new health or toxicological evidence regarding glyphosate,” Person said. “Regulatory authorities and independent experts around the world agree that glyphosate does not cause adverse reproductive effects in adult animals or birth defects in offspring of these adults exposed to glyphosate,” she said, “even at doses far higher than relevant environmental or occupational exposures.” While glyphosate has been associated with deformities in a host of laboratory animals (despite what Person said), its impact on humans remains unclear. “Obviously there’s a limit to what’s appropriate in terms of testing poison on humans,” said Jeffrey Smith, executive director of the Institute for

A Few Words by Phoebe Hall Wettest spring on record I was recently asked, “What was it like farming through the wettest spring on record?” One of our local meteorologists stated that, we have received more rain since early March through the end of

May, than has ever been recorded in the last 140 years of record keeping. I suppose we should be thankful that we didn’t have what other areas of the country received and I hope this doesn’t become the norm, as some have suggested.

To answer the above question, it sure wasn’t fun nor was it easy. Farmers are always so dependent on the whims of the weather, because their livelihood depends totally on it being cooperative. We always have our NOAA weather monitor on 24/7, monitoring any changes that are transpiring. Getting back to this wet spring, we’ve also been told that if we delay our planting or harvesting past a certain date, the yields and quality will be greatly reduced. Since

most of the activity of planting and harvesting is up to 60 days late, it looks like everything will be in the negative. But the crops planted later have a much better plant population than the earlier planted ones. Something about being under water for three weeks stifles growth. Another thing we’ve learned over the years, on a year like this any feed is better than no feed. Save perfection for the perfect years. We’ve also been told that we should hold onto our faith. But even our Lord’s

disciples were petrified when the storm was raging and the only Person to ever walk on water was asleep in the back of the boat. The story ended on a good note after they finally woke Him and he spoke the awesome words, “Peace be still.” But even after living through that storm, they were amazed, and couldn’t comprehend what they had just witnessed. I’m still a supporter of teaching gardening to everyone in order to acquaint them with the art of survival when food sup-

plies are reduced significantly by the weather. For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are — high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean — nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. (Romans 8:38 & 39) TLB

NFU Member to Congress: livestock market is broken WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) member Dennis Jones testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry regarding the current state of the livestock industry in the U.S. Jones is a fourth-generation family farmer from Bath, SD and is a member of a pork producer cooperative. “We are very pleased that Dennis could come in and share his story with

the U.S. Senate, giving lawmakers a firsthand account of his struggles in the livestock industry,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Concentration has left the livestock markets uncompetitive. The top four packers control 81 percent of the beef market and 65 percent of the hog market. That leaves producers like Dennis at a severe disadvantage, basically having to accept whatever price the packers give him for his livestock.”

Jones provided several possible policy options to help livestock producers during difficult times. “Implementing the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule would go a long ways towards ensuring that producers like Dennis can negotiate on a level playing field with large processors,” said Johnson. “Beyond that, funding for conservation programs

such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) would help livestock producers install and maintain beneficial conservation practices. The Senate should also consider the implementation of a system of grain buffer stocks, similar to the petroleum reserve that we have, which would help flatten the large price spikes and would make livestock production more conducive to long-term investment.”

Seven Reasons the 3715 Flexwing is an Excellent Choice for Heavy Duty Cutting Jobs. (1) Each axle pivot has a greasable bushing for long life. (2) A “no-disconnect” turnbuckle provides ease of wing adjustment. (3) Dual wheels on center section are standard. Optional dual wheels on wings assist in mowing close to ditches. (4) Optional tandem walking axles available for extreme mowing conditions. (5) Optional deck ring reduces blade to deck contact. (6) Wide wing skids reduce “dig-in” on sharp turns. (7) Optional constant velocity PTO driveline. There’s plenty more features; like a 5-year limited gearbox warranty, a full 15-foot cutting width, 7 gauge steel deck construction, and more. The 3715 flexwing cutter is rated for minimum 80 PTO horsepower tractors. Come in today and see why it’s another legend from Bush Hog.

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Used for round or small square bales, the double spear has two 39” spears and no rack. This attachment can be made into a single spear by adding an additional spear.

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Entomologist discovers that the common eastern bumblebee can boost pumpkin yields by Amanda Garris Each grinning jack-o’lantern starts with yellow pollen grains, ferried from a male to a female pumpkin flower by bees. Honeybee populations are in decline, but Cornell entomologist Brian Nault has identified the eastern bumblebee as the best native pollinator, capable of boosting pumpkin yields and profits for New York growers. “I was intrigued by honeybee colony collapse disorder and interested in the potential contribution of native bees for picking up the slack in vegetable crops like pumpkin that require pollinators,” said Nault, associate professor of entomology. “We found that the common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) was not only the most effective native pollinator for pumpkins, but that supplementing small pumpkin fields with bumblebee colonies significantly increased the number of pumpkins produced per plant.” Pumpkins are big business in New York


state: The 2010 crop was valued at $35 million, the highest in the nation. Nearly half of all vegetable farms in New York, which occupy 6,650 acres, grow pumpkins. “For many growers, pumpkins are the last crop to be harvested and can make the difference between profit and loss,” said Steve Reiners, professor of horticulture and project collaborator. “Only the largest growers are currently supplementing their pumpkin fields with honeybee hives brought in to pollinate other crops, but I think the results of this study will generate interest in bumblebee supplementation among smaller producers as well.” According to Nault, the bumblebee advantage is due to several factors. Compared with squash bees, eastern bumblebees searching for nectar make more visits to fruitproducing female flowers, where they deposit a greater number of pollen grains. They spend more time in the female flowers, and their larger size

causes their pollenladen hairs to graze the crucial spot for pollination: the stigmas. Bumblebees also pollinate in cool and rainy weather that keeps honeybees hive-bound. However, like honeybees, they live in social colonies, making them amenable to commercialization in “quads,” boxes that provide shelter for four colonies and their broods. Nault is expanding the project with a $100,000 grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. This experiment will put bumblebees in a headto-head challenge with honeybees for the designation of best pumpkin pollinator. “We hope to learn whether or not pumpkin producers in the Finger Lakes need to invest money and resources into renting, purchasing or maintaining bees to maximize yield,” said Jessica Petersen, the postdoctoral associate coordinating the study. Based on the results, the team will develop a



cludes cucumbers as well as summer and winter squashes,” said Nault. “We are interested in eventually extending the findings to these other crops, as well as learning more about native bees, their ecology and how they interact with vegetable crops in New York.”

The Farm Bill and the budget negotiations by Bob Gray The saga continues over how large the cuts will be in Farm Bill programs as negotiations continue on the extent of budget cuts associated with the pending legislation to raise the U.S. debt ceiling from $14.3 trillion to $15 trillion. Many farm groups feel that agriculture has been disproportionately singled out for deep cuts which, of course, will clearly effect the debate and development of the Farm Bill next year. Vice President Biden and the bipartisan group of House and Senate members will very likely recommend very deep cuts to the commodity programs in their recommendations to tie reduced federal spending to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. Cuts in commodity payments and crop insurance could be as much as

$34 billion over the next 10 years — a very significant bite in farm program spending. And speaking of budget cuts The recently passed FY2012 spending bill for USDA contained some very significant cuts in various programs. The conservation programs took the hardest hit with $1 billion in cuts for EQIP, the Conservation Stewardship Program, farm and ranch land protection and other similar programs. It was a blood bath for conservation programs. Overall USDA programs took about a 15 percent hit in funding reductions on top of another 14 percent in the Continuing Resolution that was passed back in April to fund USDA for the rest of this fiscal year. The Senate has not yet acted on any of the major 12 appropriations bills. Source: NDFC E-letter, June 30

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Eating healthy at summer picnics

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by Dianne Lamb, Extension Nutrition and Food Specialist, University of Vermont To me, picnics are one of the best parts of summer although traditional picnic fare rarely fits the bill for what experts consider good nutrition. With some updating, you can turn these foods into examples of nutrition at its most delicious. When you plan a picnic, consider just how many different vegetable and fruit dishes are on the menu compared to starchy dishes like potatoes, breads, rice and pasta. You may be surprised to find that there aren’t that many. Although grain products are nutritious, especially if they are whole grain, many picnics include too many starchy foods and too little produce. I like to pass around trays of cut-up raw fruit or vegetables before the main course. Or you can add them to the picnic spread for nibbling throughout the meal. And don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of vegetable salads for variety and good nutrition. You also can slim down potato and pasta salad, two picnic favorites. Just a half-cup serving of either is packed with 180 to 260 calories and seven to 16 grams of fat. Have a serving of one, or take a taste of each, and you are consuming almost a meal’s worth of fat and calories from these two dishes alone. Substitute a variety of chopped vegetables for some of the starchy ingredients, which will reduce calories and boost nutrients. The American Institute for Cancer Research emphasizes eating a wide variety of vegetables for their antioxidant nutrients and health-promoting phytochemicals, a crucial part of a cancer-prevention diet. You don’t have to give up your potato or pasta salad. Just add more vegetables and less starch to make it healthier. Another option is to limit the amount of fat in the dressing or mayonnaise by using reduced-fat prod-

ucts. You may need to sample a few brands before you find one that you like. Or change the proportions of oil and vinegar in a homemade dressing to lower the fat content. Are bread and rolls on the menu? Unless you have extremely high calorie needs, choose either one small serving of pasta or potato salad or a roll or bread, and pass on the rest. A hamburger or veggie burger is just as delicious without the bun, and you can use those “saved” calories to sample something else. Gelatin dishes are another traditional picnic dish, but they may not be the best choice for healthy eating. A small half-cup serving has 80 calories, almost all of it sugar. Add whipped cream and the calorie intake is even higher. Instead, serve whatever fruits are in season. The calorie load will be the same or lower with the added benefit of fiber, vitamins and those good phytochemicals. Serve one type of fruit plain or combine several favorites to make a fruit salad, sweetened only with natural fruit juices. Typically, picnics include red meat or poultry, either grilled or in sandwiches. If you are the cook, choose lean meats. Even if you are a guest and have no control over what is served, you can save calories and limit fat intake by keeping your portion of meat small. Two to three ounces is a serving, which is the size of your palm or a deck of cards. A picnic without dessert? Unthinkable. If you eat healthy, you can splurge on foods like desserts that aren’t high in nutrition. However, remember that dessert is meant to be a tidbit that ends the meal on a sweet note, not something that fills a whole plate. Many desserts are often “overkill.” Pie with ice cream and whipped cream? That’s really three desserts, not one. Instead, have plain pie with one small dollop of whipped cream or

Vampire appliances Consume electricity even when switched off, costing consumers $1 billion a year Most homes have almost two dozen vampire appliances that consume energy even when they are turned off. These appliances cost consumers more than one billion dollars a year in energy costs. “These appliances aren’t really off but function in a stand-by mode,” says Joe Laquatra, a housing and energy expert at Cornell University. “They continuously use power so their features will continue to work when they are switched off, such as a digital video recorder (DVR) recording programs when no one is home.” An energythirsty TV, for example, may cost more than $14 a year for energy consumed when it’s off. “With many vampire appliances in a typical home, the cost

to feed energy-slurping vampires adds up quickly,” Laquatra adds. To minimize energy consumption by vampire appliances in your home, plug appliances into smart power strips that turn off appliances when they enter stand-by mode. Also, look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR® label; these appliances are guaranteed to use far less energy than standard appliances. Saving energy not only means saving money, but by saving electricity it also helps to prevent air pollution. For more energy saving ideas, visit, or contact Nancy Reigelsperger at Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607664-2304.

a dish of fruit with ice cream. Brownies are so irresistible that it’s usually hard to stop at just one or just eat half a large brownie. The standard serving size is a two-inch square, which has 100 to 150 calories, so cut your pan of brownies into portions this size. You’ll be doing your caloriecounting guests a favor, and anyone who wants seconds can always go back for another piece. As you plan your picnic, keep nutrition and portion size in mind. You can serve all the traditional picnic foods, but be sure to look for ways to reduce fat and calories and take advantage of all the seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables available in season. Here’s a healthier, updated version of the layered salad that was popular back in the 1970s and ‘80s. This salad feeds a crowd and includes so many different vegetables that it can suffice as the only side dish at your picnic. If possible, use a clear bowl to show off its many colorful layers.

Seven-layer salad with ranch dressing 1 c. fat-free (or reduced-fat) buttermilk 1/4 c. reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 tsp. finely minced garlic 1 tsp. dried oregano (or 1 Tbsp. fresh) 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Pinch cayenne pepper Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 can (19 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed

and drained 6 romaine lettuce leaves, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise in 1/2inch strips 2 large tomatoes, sliced 6 thin slices red onion, chopped 1 package (10 oz.) frozen green peas, defrosted 2 c. jicama, cut in 1/2?inch cubes 1 c. (4 oz.) reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded To make the dressing, place buttermilk, mayonnaise, garlic, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together until well blended. Cover and refrigerate dressing at least 30 minutes. To make the salad, place a layer of kidney beans in a deep, 8-inch glass serving bowl. On top of the beans, add, in succeeding layers, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, peas and jicama. Sprinkle cheese over top. Pour dressing evenly over salad. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours. Just before serving, toss well and serve. Makes 12 servings. Nutrition information per serving: 120 calories, 3 grams (g) total fat (1 g saturated fat), 177 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 5 g dietary fiber, 280 milligrams sodium. Summers are made for picnics. So plan one today and remember to Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat well!

Campside treat gets revamped S’mores is one of the most popular desserts enjoyed around the campfire and at cookouts. Now you can enjoy the flavor of this delectable dessert without the fuss of toasting marshmallows over an open flame. S’mores history dates back to the early 20th century. While the actual recipe origin is unknown — considering most camping recipes were passed down from generation to generation — the first printed recipe for s’mores appeared in 1927 in the Girl Scout Handbook. S’mores were popular campside treats because of the portability of ingredients. It was easy to pack a bag of marshmallows, a box of graham crackers and a few bars of chocolate. The combination of sticky marshmallow, smooth, rich chocolate and crunchy graham crackers provides a perfect melding of flavors. However, s’mores weren’t the first pairing of these ingredients. Mallomar cookies and Moonpies also featured these ideal components. To make a delicious dessert that builds upon the s’mores flavors and theme at your next summertime event, try this recipe for Frozen S’mores Cake.

Frozen S’mores Cake 1 quart vanilla ice cream 1 quart chocolate ice cream 10 or 12 graham cracker squares 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 jar of hot fudge

1 bag mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoons water Vegetable shortening Crush graham crackers in a zipperlock bag or pulse in a food processor until made into crumbs. Add sugar and melted butter to the crumbs, mix and press into the bottom of a springform pan. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes, or until the crust browns a bit. Soften ice cream by letting it sit out of the freezer for a few minutes. Use a spatula or spoon to spread the chocolate ice cream over the cooled graham cracker crust. Spread desired amount of fudge topping over the chocolate ice cream. Then spread the softened vanilla ice cream over the fudge layer. Coat a microwave-safe bowl with a thin layer of shortening. Add most of the marshmallows, reserving a few for garnish, and the water to the bowl. Microwave for about a minute to a minute and a half until the marshmallows are melted. Top the vanilla ice cream with the melted marshmallows. Place the cake in the freezer overnight to harden. When ready to serve, place the garnish marshmallows on top and drizzle with a little melted hot fudge. You can use a kitchen torch or a barbecue lighter to add a little browning to the garnish marshmallows to make them look like they were toasted over a fire. Slice and enjoy quickly before it melts. This cake also makes a great alternative to a store-bought ice cream birthday cake.

Hornell Tractor Supply store receives certificate from local 4-H members 4-H members from four area Hornell clubs, Country Bunch, M&M, Blue Ribbon Roundup, and Country Critters, recently awarded the Tractor Supply Co. in Hornell with a certificate of appreciation for the store having the highest regional percentage of sales for Paper Clovers. Tractor Supply stores sell the paper clovers to their customers to help raise money for local 4-H programs. The Steuben County 4-H Program is where young people explore, learn and discover in a safe environment. The youth find that their 4-H skills last a lifetime. 4-H programs focus on three main ideas relevant to today’s youth: Science, Engineering, and Technology (4H SET), Healthy Living, and Citizenship. Be it camps, fairs, events, workshops, school programs or clubs — 4-H aims to enrich the education of young people — making them yearn to learn more, give back to their communities and become responsible, capable adults. For more information on local 4-H programs, visit

Back L-R: Ben Knoll, Brandon Knoll, Curtis Hockenberry (Manager, Hornell store), Ryan Schmaldinst, Nicole Schmaldinst. Front L-R: Connor Stewart, Nathan Randall, Matt Stewart, Tucker McCaig, Troy Stewart, Ashlee Zschoche, Caleb O’dell-Oriend, Kaleb Dininny, Emily McCaig, Jenna Schmaldinst and Hannah Stewart. Photo courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County

South Lewis FFA member earns state level recognition On May 6, Lyndsay Snyder, a student at South Lewis Central School, was elected to the office of New York State Sentinel at the 86th annual New York State FFA Convention in Cobleskill. The position, termed New York State Line Officer, is one of the six highest offices a student can earn on the state level. The position of a state officer is an achievement available to juniors and seniors in high school as well as freshmen and sophomores enrolled in New York agricultural colleges or universities. After applying for the position in March, students go

through a series of interviews at the annual state convention in order to be elected by the members. As a state officer, Lyndsay will be one representative for all FFA members in New York. “During the course of the year, we are responsible for traveling across New York State promoting agriculture and FFA. We do over 100 hours of public speaking, present workshops, meet with legislators in Albany and work with our officer team to put on a successful convention” says 2010-11 State Treasurer and 2009-10 District President Brandon Aldous. “Only 16 students in

New York can be elected each year to a state officer position” state FFA Executive Secretary Juleah Tolosky said. “Those who do are driven, young people who will be an asset in the future development of the New York FFA. These students understand that their hard work and dedication will help to make this organization better for its members.” The FFA is a national youth leadership organization for students enrolled in agricultural education that, as the FFA Mission states, “makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for

Cornell Maple Camp scheduled Aug. 25-28 says “this training will position maple producers, especially intermediate and beginners, to learn the details that would otherwise require years.” The Cornell Maple Camp will begin late afternoon on Thursday Aug. 25 and conclude at noon on Sunday Aug. 28. Cornell Maple Camp will occur at the Cornell University Arnot Forest near Ithaca, NY. The Cornell Maple Camp is open to all maple producers and those wishing to become maple producers. The Cornell Maple Camp is designed for anyone who wants to become a producer or who has a few years of experiences, but is seeking to expand production, products, markets or profitability. Registration information is available by going to and selecting Cornell Maple Camp. Registration including all meals (Thursday supper through Sunday lunch) and handouts is $90 per person. Cabins at the Arnot Forest will be available for rent at $90 per person for the complete stay (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) or information on local hotels can be provided. This training is sponsored by the Cornell Maple Program and the New York State Farm Viability Institute.

As her year serving as a New York State FFA officer begins, Lyndsay will soon attend a conference at Camp Oswegatchie known as BLAST Off (Building Leaders And Strong Teams of Officers), which focuses on the new state officer team’s experience with intense leadership training and team development. The six newly elected State Line Officers and 10 District Presidents will work together throughout the year to serve New York state to their greatest potential in order to keep the opportunities through FFA open to its members with the same passion for agriculture as the FFA state officers of New York.

Annual Fashion Revue presented JAMESTOWN, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua 4-H program is proud to announce that the annual 4-H Fashion Revue was held at Levant Wesleyan Church on May 13, with the Levant Live Wires 4-H club hosting the event. This year’s theme was “Sewing With the Stars.” 4-H members were evaluated on sewing as well as their modeling ability. First year sewers receiving special awards were Kayla Anderson, Mathew Brockelbank, Emily Brown, Averil Dubois, Hannah Edwards, Mia Hannagan, Lexus Harris, Haley Hunt, Lynne Nordin, Elizabeth Raymond and Austin Strong. Chosen to attend Western District Fashion Revue at Lewiston, NY, in June were Abbie Bacon, Elizabeth Comstock, Kendra Dorman, Rebecca Heslink, Steven Overend, Sarah Osborne, Carleigh Seeley, Andrea Smith, Melanie Walters, Melinda Waag and Clark Wiltsie. Commentators for the evening were Cassie Skal, Bricuit Brigade and Adventurers; Rebecca Heslink, Clymer Eager Beavers; Seven Overend and Melanie Walters, Levant Live Wires; Kendra Dorman, Abbie Bacon, Lizzy Raymond, Stockton Panthers; and

Sarah Osborne, Little Brokenstraws. For the County Fashion Revue the pianist was Matthew Meyers and the photographer for the event was Billy Eskeli. Matthew Overend was the lighting technician. Arrangements were made by the County 4-H Clothing and Textile Committee, Debbie Caruso, Joyce Edwards, Suzanne Harper, Laurie Short, Opal Sprague, Claudia and Cassie Skal, and Marilyn Whitney. Special Award sponsors were; Mary Lou Bean, Martha Carlson, Debbie Caruso, Irene Lesch, New Dawn’s Daycare Dawn Comstock, and the following 4-H clubs; Clymer Eager Beavers, Levant Live Wires, Little Brokenstraws, Stockton Panthers. The Consumer and Family Science Committee sponsored the Western District Award Trip. A presentation of the Starr Leadership Training trip was give by Cassie Skal. Steven Overend and Kendra Dorman gave a presentation of their experiences at Western District Fashion Revue last year. For more information on the 4-H Club Program for youth ages 5 –19, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or call 716-664-9502.

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Save the date — Cornell Maple Camp will be held on Aug. 25-28 at Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, near Ithaca, NY. The Cornell Maple Program is excited to announce a unique opportunity for maple producers to acquire hands-on experience to increase their production, profitability and efficiency. Peter Smallidge, Cornell Maple Program Director, reports that “this workshop is a unique experience and an unparalleled venue for focused and handson learning in a research and production setting. Participants will learn all aspects of production, processing and marketing.” In the sugarbush, participants will learn how to measure and select trees, how to evaluate, plan and install a tubing system, and how to evaluate vacuum and bucket systems for efficiency. In the sugar house participants will learn about sap storage, reverse osmosis, evaporator operations, and syrup filtering, storage and grading. Further, participants learn to understand the principles of marketing syrup and value added products, making value-added products, and evaluating and managing their business enterprise. Steve Childs, New York Maple Specialist,

premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.” As an FFA member, Lyndsay has participated in prepared public speaking, extemporaneous speaking and the job interview Career Development Events, all of which have helped her gain and strengthen skills that will be important in her future. School districts with agricultural education programs are preparing their students for some of the most up-and-coming

careers available to graduates today. Agricultural education is proven to improve student success, graduation rates, and matriculation rates. Alternative and renewable energy, natural resource management, “Green” technologies and the production and transportation of an affordable and safe food supply are all career areas that are thriving and growing in the world today. One in every five Americans is employed in the agriculture industry, and it is believed that it will continue progressing as the National FFA Organization grows in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Independence from health care restrictions Report examines how Affordable Care Act will revive and sustain small towns, farms and ranches According to a new report to be released by the Center for Rural Affairs, nearly 15 million young adults (19-29 years of age) in America are without health insurance. However, the report estimates that over 12 million of that young adult uninsured population will obtain coverage under provisions of the Affordable Care Act. These provisions are especially important for small towns and rural areas. “Access to affordable, quality health insurance means more young adults can stay, return,

or relocate to rural communities,” said Alyssa Charney with the Center for Rural Affairs and the author of the report. The report examines how the Affordable Care Act significantly benefits young adults, specifically those in rural areas, with provisions that include the ability to remain on their parents’ policies, the creation of health insurance marketplaces, the elimination of pre-existing conditions, and incentives for employers to provide coverage.

According to Charney’s report, of the approximately 7 million rural residents between 20 and 29 years of age, 600,000 will be eligible to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. Nationally it is estimated that 3.4 million young adults will be eligible for coverage under this provision. “The Affordable Care Act benefits rural young people in ways that extend well beyond individual health and affordability, because support-

ing the younger generation means supporting our rural communities for generations to come,” explained Charney. “The places where young people choose to live, the work they pursue, and the passions they follow shouldn’t be decided by limitations on how or where to find health insurance. The Affordable Care Act addresses these limitations,” Charney added. Rural communities are quickly declining in population, with many young adults leaving in search of outside oppor-

tunities and benefits. However, it would be incorrect to assume that this migration is driven by a lack of desire to live in rural places. Forty percent of Americans would prefer to live in a rural area or small town, compared to the less than 20 percent who currently do, according to a survey from the National Association of Realtors. The author concludes that access to affordable, quality health insurance means more young adults can stay, return, or relocate to

rural communities. Young farmers, entrepreneurs, and rural health care providers not only have much to gain from the Affordable Care Act, but they also have valuable skills and knowledge to contribute to rural communities. This is the 13th report in a series dealing with how health care reform and the Affordable Care Act will impact rural America. Visit lth-care/research to review or download earlier Center for Rural Affairs health care reports.

July Dairy PROS Meetings to Focus on Statewide Dairy Price Recovery HARRISBURG, PA — Agribusiness professionals can learn about the dairy price recovery and its effect on how farmers conduct business by attending one of the July series of Dairy PROS meetings. “The meetings provide agribusiness representatives the opportunity to expand their networks and knowledge base to help their customers and clients excel,” said John Frey, executive director of the

Center for Dairy Excellence. “For the July meetings, we’ve asked ag lenders and service providers to share strategies that can offer participants excellent information and fresh perspectives.” Dairy PROS meetings are hosted in a series by the center and the Penn State Extension Dairy Team three times each year and are funded in part by a grant from the Department of Labor and Industry’s Work-

force Investment Board. Workshops also offer a “Take It to the Farm” segment, where extension educators showcase available tools that can help farmers enhance their management, performance and profitability. Dairy PROS workshop dates and locations are as follows: Tuesday, July 19, at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, No. 22, Lancaster, Lancaster Coun-

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USDA urging residents to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle The beetles, which are a serious pest to hardwood trees, are expected to surface in July. This has prompted the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to ask for the public’s help in detecting and preventing the spread of an Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) ( A n o p l o p h o r a glabripennis) infestation. “July is when we start to see adult beetles emerge after a winter spent growing and developing deep

inside the tree they’ve infested, and they are easy to see if you know what to look for,” said Rebecca Bech, deputy administrator for APHIS’ plant protection and quarantine program. “It is important to familiarize yourself with the signs of an ALB infestation and monitor your own trees and trees in your community for this destructive pest.” The ALB is a large beetle. Its body is approximately 1- to 1-1/2 inches long and is shiny black

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Growth energy applauds Lugar proposal to break America’s foreign oil dependence Ethanol plays essential part in “all of the above” strategy WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new proposal from Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) that promotes the use of alternative fuel vehicles will help break America’s foreign oil dependence, according to a statement released by Growth Energy, the leading voice of ethanol supporters. Senator Lugar’s Practical Energy Plan aims to reduce American dependence on foreign oil by 50 percent and save American families and businesses $33 billion annually by maximizing fuel efficiency, increasing the use of domestically produced renewable fuels and encouraging the development of

dual-use vehicles which run on alternative fuels, like ethanol. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said, “We commend Senator Lugar for his leadership on this issue. If we are truly going to meet our nation’s renewable fuel goals and substantially reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we need to invest in policies like these that will encourage greater use of alternative fuels, like ethanol. Each additional Flex-Fuel vehicle on the road gives consumers the option of filling up with domestic, homegrown renewable fuel and enhances our national security, all while creating U.S. jobs and greening our environment.”

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High feed costs increase need for high-quality corn silage Pioneer offers management tips for-high quality, high-yielding silage crop With today’s high feed costs, silage management can have a significant impact on a producer’s bottom line. That’s why Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, recommends growers pay attention to hybrid selection, field conditions and harvest timing/management to help make the most of their silage crops. “It always comes down to good management,” said Steve Soderlund, Pioneer nutritionist and key livestock account manager. “Decisions made throughout the growing season can affect silage success and a producer’s ability to be more profitable.” Lay the foundation Soderlund says, when it’s seed selection time, growers should look for hybrids that not only provide good yield but also above average fiber digestibility and good grain (starch) content. In addition, growers should

consider planting hybrids of varying maturities to help accommodate harvest timing and ensure adequate moisture throughout harvest. “If we can’t grow it, it doesn’t matter what the feed value is,” Soderlund said. “That’s the foundation we need to be working from.” Look at agronomics, field conditions Once hybrids are in the ground and growing, as they are now, it’s critical to know the state of individual fields and individual hybrid maturities so growers can target harvest dates. “Working with your agronomist and nutritionist to figure out what quality you’re shooting for, as well as yield, is key,” Soderlund said. As growers near their anticipated harvest date, they should walk their fields to evaluate how the crop is progressing. Harvest timing can be affected by many factors

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Trucking groups call on NHTSA to examine truck crashworthiness standards American Trucking Associations and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association together called on the federal government to begin researching how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit America’s professional truck drivers. “NHTSA has continuously developed crashworthiness standards for automobiles and light trucks, but to date has generally not applied crashworthiness standards to commercial trucks,” the two groups wrote in a June 6 letter to David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “We believe there may be opportunities to enhance the survivability of professional truck drivers if appropriate, researchbased, uniform standards are developed.” Specifically, ATA and OOIDA highlighted the need for improving cab structure and occupant restraints such as safety belts and airbags, strengthening windshields and doors to prevent occupant ejections, and installing more for-

giving interior surfaces. “Our organizations believe that improvements in truck occupant safety can be achieved,” the letter concluded. “We look forward to working with NHTSA on this and other important highway safety efforts.” “Making our highways safer, especially for our drivers, is one of ATA’s highest priorities,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “ATA has made setting crashworthiness standards a part of our progressive safety agenda and we’re proud to stand with OOIDA in calling on the federal government to take these important first steps that will reduce injuries and fatalities among America’s professional truck drivers.” Todd Spencer, OOIDA Executive Vice President, said “We are more than glad to join ATA in making this request to hold the safety of professional truck drivers to as high a standard as all other motor vehicle users. The most valuable, even most precious, cargo truckers haul is themselves and it’s time that our standards reflect that value.”

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so we now have choices that are designed for specific needs.” Covering critical Finally, covering is critical. Too often growers wait until the silo is completely full before covering. That two- or three-day delay, especially if there is rain in between, will lead to some spoilage loss on top. Those losses can affect the bottom line, so anything that can be done to minimize losses is crucial in a time of high feed costs. “Reducing shrink or managing the face of the bunker, keeping loose material cleaned up and getting the cover on as quickly as possible — those things are all going to pay dividends this year,” Soderlund said. For more information on corn silage management and/or inoculants, contact your local Pioneer sales professional.

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THURS., JULY 21, 2011 5:00 PM • LOCKPORT, NY

At the facilities 3856 Reed Road Savannah, NY 13146 just off Rte. 89 - 6 miles north of Savannah - 6 miles south of Wolcott, NY

ESTATE OF BERTHA MEAL L Auction to be held at 7614 Chestnut Ridge Road (Rt. 77) 4 miles east of Lockport, NY REAL ESTATE: Selling at 5:30 pm will be PARCEL #1: circa 1834 4 bedroom 1-1/2 bath stone house w/2 garages situated on lovely 7.25 acre country lot. Home features newer roof, replacement windows and public water. PARCEL #2: 83.55 acres w/2 large attractive barns. 55 acres are tillable and approx. 4 acres are wooded. Property has 425’ frontage on Chestnut Ridge Road and 710’ frontage on Cottage Road. Parcel #1 sells at $40,000 or above and Parcel #2 sells at $100/acre or above. $5,000 deposit on each parcel. 3% to cooperating Brokers who register clients prior to viewing the property. OPEN HOUSES: THURS. JULY 14 from 3-5 pm, SAT. JULY 16 from 10 am-Noon and TUES., JULY 19 from 3-5 pm. Call Penne at 585-494-1880 for details. Also selling contents of farmhouse, attic, basement and barns (old farm machinery). List available next week on

FOR OUR JULY AUCTION: • A group of 12-15 fresh cows & 1st calf heifers - some with heifer calves at their side in a good flow of milk • A group of bred heifers due in July & August, half Holsteins, half crossbreeds • A group of 25 bred heifers from short bred to 7 months, mostly Holsteins with a few Jerseys • A group of 10 Holstein open heifers 600-700 lbs • 4 Holsteins from 24000 RHA herd - 2 fresh 1st calf, a 2nd calf due sale time and another springer • From an overstocked dairyman, 2 springing heifers, 9 open heifers 10-14 months; and some started calves Plus our regular consignments of cows, bred heifers, open heifers and service bulls. Last months market showed a good demand for fresh cows and bred heifers with 170 head being marketed.


HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Auctioneers, Realtors & Appraisers

PHONE (585) 494-1880 59 South Lake Avenue Bergen, New York 14416



ELMER ZEISET 315-594-8260 OR CELL 315-729-8030 HOWARD W VISSCHER - AUCTIONEER NICHOLS, NY 607-699-7250


2nd Ann ual J ul y Equipment Auction At Martin's Country Market 1138 Rt. 318 Waterloo, NY 13165 Off of Thruway exit 41, take 414 s. 1/2 mile 318 w. 2 miles auction site on left

Thursday July 21st at 6:00pm

Auction will consist of complete equipment dispersal's construction equipment, excavating equipment, bank rep equipment, lawn and garden, heavy & light trucks + consignments. Come be a part of this successful auction. Nice big lot with a very good view from Rt. 318. Reasonable commission rates. 2 miles off Thruway Exit 41. Quick payment after auction on your equipment. No buyers Premium.


Having sold the farm, selling complete line for Bjarny Sorensen. Discounting farming, selling equipment for Wilmer Horst. Very early listing: Krone Big M, 4WD, 30' Head, 1300 hrs • 2000 John Deere 6210 Tractor, Cab, 4x4, 4.5L Powerteck, 12 Spd Syncro, Diff Lock, 2 Outlets, 540/1000 PTO • CIH 7140 5800 HRS. 4WD • Case/IH MXU125 4WD w/Cab/Loader/Power Shift • J.D. 4430 2WD w/Cab • J.D. 2955 2WD Open Station • Kubota L3010 4WD w/Loader • J.D. 4960 4WD Power shift • J.D. 4850 2WD • J.D. 7405, 4WD, Conopy • J.D 4030 Open St • J.D. 3950 Chopper with 2 Row Corn Head • J.D. 3950 Chopper w/7' Green Hay Head and 2 Row Corn Head "Nice" • J.D. 785 Hydra Push Manure Spreader • J.D. 6620 Combine • J.D. 348 Sq. Baler w/Wire Tie • Krone KWT 8 Star Wingfold Tedder • New Holland 654 Round Baler w/Net Wrap • New Holland 315 Baler w/Thrower • J.D. 556 Round Baler • 13 Chank Brillion Chisel Plow • 2005 J.D. 1750 Corn Planter Dry Fert, Cross Aug with 250 Monitor "Nice" • 8 Ton Gravity Wagon with Fert. Aug • 5 Ton Fert Spreader • J.D. 1530 no till Soy Bean Planter with Yetter Frame "Nice" • J.D. 336 Bailer with Kicker • 28ft Little Giant Elevator • International 35 Rake • Grim Hay Tedder • International 1 Row Corn Picker • N.H. 469 Haybine • J.D. 494 Corn Planter • Case 18-7 Drill • Wagon Running Gears • Gravity Boxes • N.H. 166 Hay Inverter • 16' Feeder Wagon on Skids • Heston BP 25 Bale Processor • J.D. 30 Kicker • 7300 Night Reel Augie, Scales • H.S. Tandem Axel, 16' with Roof Forage Wagon • J.D. 70 4 Row Corn Planter, Dry Fert. • 12 Row Strip Til, Flex Frame with Markers, Controls, 3 Rawson Coulter's Per Row Excavating Equipment: Case 580K 4WD Loader/Backhoe w/Cab, 4500 hrs • ASV Posi-Track RC60 SSL • CAT 215 with Hydraulic Thumb • Case 580K 2WD ext Hoe-2500 hr "Nice" • CAT 12E Motor Grader, Scarifier, Elecrtic Start, 12" Hyd. Sideshift Blade. • Farm Drainage Tile Plow, 3pt, Automatic Laser Control Truck Equipment: 79 International Cabover with Late Model 24 ft Box 102" High • 1972 Chevy Pickup "Nice" • 1988 F350 Dually 4x4. 9' Fisher Snow Plow. Newer 7.3L Diesel Engine. Rebuilt Transmission. New Radiator & Transmission Cooler • 99 F250 4x4 Ext Cab. 105,000 miles. Power Stroke • 1998 3/4 Ton Chevy (from Highway Dept.) Selling Line from Steve Burdick. Most all Equipment Bought New and In Immaculate Shape: J.D. 4955 4WD Weights Axel Dual's. 7100 Hrs Power Shift. 18.8 - 42 Tires. "Nice" • New IDEA Rake 4160 • Vicon 4 Star Rs 510 • 05 Kinze 3000 Corn Planter, No til, Dry Fert. Cross Auger, Finger Pick Up with 15' Interplant, CTM5 Monitor, Planted Less Than 400 Acres • Vermeer 840 Disc bine 10', Steel Rolls • Claus Volvto 52T 4Star Tedder • Claus 350 Rake • J.D. 348 Wire Elect Controls • White 7300 V8 Gas Engine Combine, 4 Row Corn - 13 Flex Head "Older But Very Nice" • J.D. 346 With with Inoculator • J.D. 2600 5 bottom Plow

Call Auction Management to get Equipment in Advertising Taking Consignments to 12:00pm on 7/21

Term of sale: Cash or honorable check (no buyer's premium) Trucking Available Call Auction Management

Jay Martin Clyde, NY 14433 315-521-3123

Elmer Zieset Savannah, NY 13146 315-729-8030

Secretary: Melvin Lee High Chicken B-B-Q served at auction by Allen Martin

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Selling Complete Line From Steubin County Farm: 6060 Allis Chalmers • J.D. 4230 Power Quad 4x4. 9000 Hrs 20.8.38 Tires, w/Rock Pan • J.D. 4020 with Loader. Rebuilt Engine • 5100 Soybean Special, Grass Seeder, Packer Hitch, Double Disc • 2015 Tye No Till Yetter System • Tyler Fert Spreader • Ford 9000 20' Grain Box. Tarp • 96 Ford F350 Dual Fifth Wheel Power Strike • Fifth Wheel 27' Flat Bed. Ramps • Glenco Soil Saver 11 tooth • Massy 3pt Chisel 9 tooth • Oliver 5 bottom • Brillion Drag 20' • Hesston 6550 Self Propel Haybine, Excellent • Hardi 550 Sprayer Foam, 45-50' Booms Controls

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TRACTORS '10 JD 9630 #16492 JD 9400T #900200, BB 24 SPD JD 8770 #H003129, 7.10R38 DUALS 24SPD 4257HRS JD 8760 #H005702, 24 SPD BB JD 8530 #17984 JD 8530 #028711, 1150 HRS ILS IVT 710-42 DUALS JD 8520 #P037083, 3300 HRS ILS 50" DUALS '08 JD 8430 #20166 JD 8430 #P017454, MFWD 2802HR 480/80R50R JD 8330 #13179 JD 8320 #15912, ILS MFWD 46" DUALS JD 8310 #P005535, PS 18.4-46 5000 HRS JD 8220 #P026743, 3850 HRS MFWD 18.4-46 JD 8110 #RW8110P016119, 3560 HRS 18.4R46 MFD '04 JD 7800 #7718, CAB AIR 2WD JD 7430 #10772, 1282HR MFWD PQUAD "VERY NICE" JD 7430 #014150, MFWD 290 HRS IVT 50" DUALS W/JD 741 SELF LEVEL LDR "LIKE NEW" JD 6300 #162313, 6459 HRS W/CANOPY JD 6200 #12112575, 2WD CAB W/LDR 2000 HRS "VERY NICE" JD 6110 #282642, 2914 HRS MFD JD 5310 #S131396, 2WD 1900 HRS JOYSTICK JD 5303 #PX53030000681, W/JD 510 LOADER JD 5103 #7136, 1860 HRS 13.6-28 JD 4960 #P008053, MFWD JD 4755 #P002912, MFWD 3HYD DUALS WTS 5400 HRS JD 4630 #007945, 18.4-38 W/DUALS QUAD '97 JD 4560 #P004534, 5900 HRS 2WD PS JD 4555 #P002309, 2WD PS DUALS 18.4-38 4045 HRS JD 4555 #4351, 5701 HRS PS 18.4-42 JD 4455 #P003357, MFWD 18.4-38 2770 HRS 1-OWNER JD 4440 #057841, 7403 HRS 18.4-38 QUAD '72 JD 4320, LOW HRS ROPS JD 4250 #5358, MFD 6700 HRS PS JD 4240 S #346616L, CAH QUAD MFD JD 4240 #004819R, CAH 8876 HRS QUAD JD 4050 #P003026, 5516 HRS 18.4R-38 MFD JD 4050 #6610, 2WD JD 4020 GAS '93 JD 3155 #U716204, MFD 5066HR 18.4R38 JD 3010 #44345, W/48 LDR 15.5-38 JD 2955 #735093, 4467 HRS 16.9-38 ROPS JD 2955 #12674324 JD 2755 W/CAB MFWD JD 2755 #730527 JD 1020 #048420T, GAS 13.6-28 JD 47 LDR JD 820 #8201325, DIESEL 3643 HRS 18.4-34 "V-NICE" PONY MOTOR CIH 9180 #2563, 24.5-32 DUALS 4HYD PS TRANS 6151 HRS "VERY NICE" CIH 7120 #12108, 2WD CIH 7110 2WD, 49XX HRS 18.4-38 DUALS CIH 7110 #0026003, 8000 HRS 18.4-42 PS CIH 5288 #466, MFD DUALS 6405 HRS 18.4-42 TL 3HYD 1000 PTO CIH 4586 #2675, 4011 HRS 20.8R-38 W/DUALS 3HYD '82 IH 1086 #U49976, 4945 HRS CASE 1070, OPEN STATION CASE 930 #270918 IH 856 #U32177, DIESEL 6323 HRS CIH 786 #10008, 5880 ENG HRS 18.4-34 NO CAB CASE 730 #2858841 OLIVER 1755 D #161931, WF NH 8970 MFD SUPERSTEER, 6XXX HRS NH TJ325 #RVS001158, 24 SPD 2500 HRS EXC MASSEY HARRIS 30 #9218A 11.2-38 MASSEY HARRIS 20 #4053, 11.2-28 KUBOTA L3600 #53736, LA680 LDR MFD ROPS HESSTON 160-90 #318820, MFD 4705 HRS FORD 4400 #360311 FORD TW35 #C702820, 3618 HRS 20.8-38 W/DUALS 2WD FENDT 916 #924243180, 710/7R-42 MFD FARMALL C #1816 DEUTZ 130-6 #5529073, 20.8-38 TL 1000 PTO '05 CAT MT 465 MFWD, CAH P-QUAD TRANS LEFT REV 565 ACT HRS W/WESTERNDORF LDR "LIKE NEW" MECHANICS SPECIALS JD 8430 #8430H002897, 4WD JD 8200 #N/A, 2WD 20.8R42 DUALS 5HYD PTO TL QH JD 7800 #P004138, BURNT SALVAGE JD 6420 #324241, MFD 18.4R34 2HYD 3PT "BURNT" JD 4440 #31694, 18.4-38 DUALS QUAD 3HYD JUMPS OUT OF C RANGE OLIVER 80 #813063 JD 310A BACKHOE #801954, AS IS BLOWN MOTOR '93 KENWORTH #2NKPH77X1PM702665, 122625 MILES 6 SPD TRANS 18' BED '97 JEEP, SPORT 4.0L 5SPD SOFT TOP

COMBINES JD 9770 #726582, 12.50-32 FLOATERS 4X4 28L26 AUTO STEER VALVE 1062/800HR '05 JD 9650W #710201, 1654/1258 HRS '02 JD 9650 #697221, 2565/1828 "VERY NICE" '01 JD 9650 #691749, 3100/2400 HRS CM '00 JD 9650W #685780, 30.5-32 2WD CHOP 20' UNLOAD '02 JD 9650W #695351 '98 JD 9610 #676423, 3480/2749 '99 JD 9610 #681836, 3381/2323 HRS '97 JD 9600 #671146, 3247/2158 HRS '94 JD 9600 #658635, 3995/2760 HRS '94 JD 9600 #657464, 3978/2629 HRS '92 JD 9600 #645978, 3388/2616 HRS JD 9600 #660973, 4230/2890HR '99 JD 9510 #680506 '93 JD 9500 #650417, 2975/2278 HRS '90 JD 9500 #638149, 1OWNER 4150/2626 HRS '96 JD 9500 #666965 '95 JD 9500 #661331 '95 JD 9500 #660711 '99 JD 9410 #680208 '82 JD 7720, 31XX HRS JD 7720 #507996 JD 7720 #360837 JD 6620 #553955 JD 6620 #504090 JD 6620 #357808, SH 23.1-26 '92 JD CTS #645681, 4383/3436 HRS 20.8-38 30.5-32 4WD BISH BIN EXT '04 CIH 2388 #JJC0273159, CHOP FIELD TRACKER 1800 HRS Y-M MON W/DISPLAY 2 SPD HYDRO '02 CIH 2388 2WD #271014, 30.5-32 AG LEADER SPEC ROTOR 3330/2789 '00 CIH 2388 #JJC0267851, 3937/2756 HRS '81 CIH 1460 #42360, 4338 HRS '80 CIH 1460 #8840, 4X4 ON STEEL TRACKS 2985 HRS CIH 1460 #024553, 3814 HRS R.T. '87 NH TR96 #528150, 3200 HRS '94 NH TR87 #556340, 1 OWNER '82 MF 850, 35XX HRS MF 550 #4117, 23.1-26 DIESEL '00 GLEANER R72 #MJ72155, 22XX /15XX HRS GLEANER R6, 35XX HRS 4X4 '83 GLEANER M3 HYDRO, 2300 HRS GLEANER M #MKS829HY GLEANER F3 #F-K49917V-83, 1738 HRS PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE FOR AVAILABILITY AND MORE INFO '08 JD 9770 STS #727337, 687HR '09 JD 9770 STS #732424 '08 JD 9770 STS #726952 '05 JD 9760 STS #712352, 1343HR '06 JD 9760 STS #716932, 1033HR '09 JD 9670 STS #730672, 355HR '09 JD 9670 STS #730118, 900/585HR '09 JD 9670 STS #731758 '09 JD 9670 STS #731083, 349HR '09 JD 9670 STS #730132 '09 JD 9670 STS #730113 '08 JD 9670 STS #725662 '07 JD 9670 STS #725470 '07 JD 9670 STS #725209 '05 JD 9660 STS #712381, 1839 HRS '01 JD 9550 #690787, 2782/1800 HRS SH 30.5-32 BIN EXT '00 JD 9550 #685741, 2317/1800 HRS SH 30.5-32 BIN EXT TILLAGE JD 2700 RIPPER, 7X JD 2700 5X AR PLOW JD 2500 5X PLOW JD 845 12 ROW CULT JD 550 MULCH MASTER SEVERAL JD 512 DISC RIPPERS, 9X '94 JD 510 #1435, 7X JD 400, 30' NEW WHEELS JD 230 DISC #015604, 28' 25' JD 100 CHISEL PLOW JD 85 12RN CULT IH 4450 SOIL FINISHER 36' CIH 4200 #JAG0398100, 20' 5BAR HARROW CIH 3950 DISC, 32' CIH 730B 7X DISC RIPPER CIH 690 7X RIPPER CIH 496 ULTRA TILL DISC, 32'

CIH 490 32' DISC CIH 415 MULCHER CIH 315 MULCHER 15' CIH 183 CULT, 8R CIH 181 MT HOE CASE DISC, 28' YELLOW OFFSET DISC, 8' WESTENDORF 10' HYD BOX SCRAPER SUNFLOWER 4410 #4497-042, 9X 24" SUNFLOWER 4311 D RIPPER 7X AR SUNFLOWER 1434 DISC 32' SUNFLOWER 29' DISC '10 SALFORD 24' SOIL CONDITIONER, RTS PHOENIX 42' HARROW KRAUSE 4921 DISC 2 - 'KRAUSE 4850-18 DOMINATOR KRAUSE 4850 DOMINATOR, 12' "SAME AS NEW" DMI 730-B DISC RIPPER DMI 730 DISC RIPPER, TIGERII BRILLION XL144 CROW FOOT ROLLER 36' PLANTER/DRILLS JD 8300 DRILL W/GRASS JD 7000 PLANTER 16R JD 7000 PLANTER #56734A, 8R W/DRY FERT '97 JD 1850 AIR DRILL #X670620, W/1900 CART W/SELFFILL AUGER 7.5" SPACING '06 JD 1790 #715306, 16-31 CCS PDP NT JD 1790 16-31 PLANTER '01 JD 1780 PLANTER #690183, 16-31 '96 JD 1780 #665109, HD SPRINGS 12/23 JD 1770 24R #710141, CCS PDP JD 1770 #725179, NT 24R30 W/PRO UNIT CCS JD 1720 #695498, 16-30 STACK PLANTER JD 1570 DRILL #H01570X685131, W/NO TILL CART JD 752 DRILL #X000702, 10' NT W/DRY FERT JD 750 PLANTER #X009793, 15' NT DRY FERT JD 750 GRAIN DRILL #15867, 20' JD 750 DRILL #28537, 20' JD 750 DRILL JD 750 DRILL JD 730 AIR DRILL #N00730X000109 JD 520 20' DRILL #346, 3PT 10" JD 515 3PT DRILL '01 JD 455 25' DRILL #690320, DRY FERT CIH 5400 DRILL, 20' 3 PT HITCH CIH 5100 DRILL CIH 955 12-23 SS PLANTER '04 WHITE 8531 PLANTER #HN53100104, 16-31 NT VERMEER 10' DRILL UFT 10' NT DRILL W/SEED GP 30' DRILL 3020 #D2010 GP 24' NO-TILL DRILL #GPC1323 GP 15' NT DRILL CORNHEADS 3 - '07 JD 1293 #720648, "VERY NICE" USED 1 SEASON '06 JD 1293 #715862 '95 JD 1293 #655889 '97 JD 1290 #670687, 12-20" '89 JD 1243 #625904 SEVERAL JD 893 & JD 843 SEVERAL JD 693 & 643 '81 JD 653A ROW CROP '88 JD 643, 800 ACRES ON REBUILD 2 - '09 JD 612 #730653 2 - '08 JD 612 #725719 2 - '07 JD 612 #720365 5 - '09 JD 608C #730851 '08 JD 608 #725489 '08 JD 608 #725128, STALKMASTER CHOPPING 3 - JD 444 CIH 2212 #N/A, 12R20" KNIFE ROLLS HYD DECK PLATES '92 CIH 1083 #144205 '92 CIH 1064 #143191 CIH 1063 #JJC0070431, "VERY NICE" '85 CIH 963 #10537 '97 NH 996 #607753, 8RN HYD DECK NH 996 #607675, 6R30 "EXC" NH 974 6R 30 #532389 NH 974 #585151 NH 98C, 12R30 GLEANER 12R-30 #123015564 GRAINHEADS SEVERAL JD 930, 925, 922, 920, 918, 915 HEADS SEVERAL JD 635, 630, 625 HEADS '04 JD 622R #705561



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NAFDMA’s 2011 Advanced Learning Retreat - save the date SOUTHAMPTON, MA — North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association announces their sixth annual Advanced Learning Retreat (ALR). This is a bus tour, workshop, mini tradeshow, and multi-session conference all rolled into a single, networking event. It’s a working vacation. It’s an educational retreat. It’s money in the bank. You’ll socialize with likeminded farm direct marketers and you’ll see firsthand the workings of a successful agritourism farm in season. Most importantly, you’ll go home with fresh new ideas and innovations for adaptation at your own farm as you take it to the next level! Mark your calendars to save the date for NAFDMA’s

2011 ALR on Oct. 29 - Nov. 1. You’ll be away from home for four days, including travel. Every NAFDMA ALR takes on its own personality. This year is sure to reflect that as we visit Roba Family Farms in Pennsylvania. In 1984, John Roba had a dream; he was going to sell 2000 Christmas trees each year at $20 a tree. That would make him fat and happy. Sue Cawley had a dream; she was going to marry a tall, dark, handsome and successful man who would support her and be a solid provider for their children. John and Sue’s dreams have come true; they now operate two farm locations. They are open to the public eight weeks each autumn and four weeks early winter to sell Christmas trees. They greet-

ed 70,000 guests in 2010 during their fall season alone. Make plans to join us to get behind the scenes and hear the whole story. Learn more about Roba Family Farms at “I’m so excited about hosting this year’s event! There is nothing like seeing an operation while it is open,” states Sue Roba. “We will show you firsthand how we handle people flow on our busiest day (and on a slow day); handle cash flow; food operations; our pumpkin corral vs. pick your own in the field; farm animals; pig races and much more. There will be something for everyone to learn!!! See you in the fall” If you have not attended a NAFDMA Advanced Learning Retreat, let us urge you to do

so in 2011. This year, along with the firsthand experiences, our Advanced Learning Retreat will include full group general sessions on marketing, management and employee development. We will also conduct small group sessions on pumpkin and

Christmas tree production, admissions procedures, food service, security and liability, school tours and group parties, building projects and more. You will find complete details on our Web site at

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AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-3237 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, July 11 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 9:30 AM: Athens Stockyards, Athens, PA. Misc. sale starts @ 9:30 am, small animals approx. 12:30-1 pm, followed by livestock (pigs, calves, goats, sheep & beef cattle). All times are approximate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 570-8828500 or 607-699-3637 • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585584-3033, 585-738-2104. • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY (Former Welch Livestock). Misc., Produce & Small Animals @ 12:30 pm. 1 pm Dairy, lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following the dairy. Calves & cull beef approx. 4:30-5:30 pm. Monthly Heifer Sale. All times are approximate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-847-8800 or 607699-3637 • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321. • 5:45 PM: Dealer Liquidation - Crane & Dump Truck. 1960’s Pettibone 30 boom crane, ‘84 Volvo/White dual axle dump truck w/good motor & transmission. • 6:00 PM - Salmanca Board of Public Utilities Poles - (11) New & Unused Shakespeare Washington style fiberglass street light poles. 20” anchor base; 16” fixture mounting height. • 6:05 PM - City of Poughkeepsie Police - Vehicles - Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredos, ‘01 Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altimas, ‘99 Volvo S70, ‘99

Dodge Stratus, ‘98 Chrysler Sebring Lxi & more. • 7:05 PM - Union Springs CSD - Buses & Mower - ‘97 International 3800/Blue Bird handy bus, ‘95 Chevy Van G30 bus & Jacobsen HR15 tractor/mower. • 7:20 PM - Westchester Community College Books - Over 100 (approx. 160) widely assorted decommissioned library books. A complete inventory is provided. • 7:25 PM - Westchester Community College Equip. - Monroe salt spreader, Goossen Rake ‘n’ Vac vacuum and self-propelled hydro drive lawn mower. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 Tuesday, July 12 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Groceries, hay, straw, grain & firewood. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. 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, 800-3213211. • 6:00 PM: Town of Eastchester - Vehicle Auction. ‘98 Chevy K3500 dump truck, ‘91 Ford F700 dump truck, ‘97 Ford CF8000 sweeper, ‘98 Chevy K2500 pickup & more. 6:35 PM - Private Consignor - Excavator & Equip. - ‘89 Case 220B excavator, Joy D800QP Quiet Power compressor and Hobart G-261 gas welder. 6:50 PM - Town of Stony Point Police - Automobiles - ‘05 Ford Crown Vic 4 door Police Interceptor & ‘00 Chevy Lumina. Both regularly serviced by local fleet maintenance. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 • 7:00 PM: On the Farm, 1254 Blacks Creek Rd., Liberty, PA (Tioga Co.) Provident Farms Complete Milk Herd & Bred Heifers. Fraley Auction Co., Inc., 570-546-6907 Wednesday, July 13 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

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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 Auctions of Any Type, A Complete, Efficient Service AUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL 808 Borden Rd. Buffalo, NY 14227 800-536-1401 BENUEL FISHER AUCTIONS Fort Plain, NY 518-568-2257 Licensed & Bonded in PA #AU005568


BRZOSTEK’S AUCTION SERVICE INC. Household Auctions Every Wed. at 6:30 PM 2052 Lamson Rd., Phoenix, NY 13135 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 E-mail: 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 dannauctioneers.htm DELARM & TREADWAY Sale Managers & Auctioneers William Delarm & Son • Malone, NY 518-483-4106 E.J. Treadway • Antwerp, NY 13608 315-659-2407 • 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. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 • 6:00 PM: Town of Cheektowaga - Vehicles & Equip. (2) ‘89 Peterbilt 320 packers, ‘95 Ford F350 stake truck, (2) ‘94 Ford F250 pickups, (2) Jacobsen T422D mowers & more. 6:40 PM - Private Consignor - Ford Taurus SE ‘00 Ford Taurus SE 4 door sedan w/3.0L V6 EFI gas engine. Runs & drives well. Keyless entry. Keys & clean title. 6:45 PM - Town of Nelson Highway - Tractor - 91 Ford 4630 tractor w/Alamo A boom 17’ reach grass flail mower w/16” cut. Good mechanical shape. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 Thursday, July 14 • 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. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, 585-738-2104. • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Dairy Cattle followed by Beef & Calves. Dale Chambers, 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. • 6:00 PM: Town of Kinderhook Highway - Dump Truck. ‘91 International 4800 4X4 dump truck w/side wing plow, 10’ side dump/front discharge, (2) coal chutes. Auctions International, 800-5361401



Friday, July 15 • Enosburg Falls, VT. Carpenter’s Tools of the Trade Sale. Jim Carpenter & Family, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • Fairfield, VT. St. Jacobs Celebration Sale. Tim & Sharyn Abbott, hosts. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 9:30 AM: Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY. Public Auction to be held in our yard. 2 & 4WD farm tractor, 20 & 150 hp. Large selection of haying, tilling, harvesting & construction equipment. Consignments welcome. Goodrich Auction Service, Inc., 607-642-3293, • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 6:00 PM: Village of Hudson Falls - Vehicles & Assets. (3) Chevy Impalas, ‘90 Ford F250 utility truck, ‘68 International Farmall 140 tractor, Kohler generator, motors, tires & more. • 6:50 PM - Western Suffolk BOCES - Surplus Assets - Pexto Shear, Kenmore refrigerator, cameras, (5) GBC laminators, TV & VCR, tables & chairs, (10) bookcases & more. • 7:05 PM - Valhalla Fire District - Surplus Assets - Motorola Minitors II & III, Metro gear rack, Accoweed single truck chains, (10) chairs & TV stand. • 7:15 PM - Heritage Centers - Shrink Wrapper ‘82 Shanklin A-22 Automatic L-Sealer shrink wrapper. Weighs approximately 350-400 lbs. Seals 25-30 packages per minute. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 • 7:30 PM: On the Farm, 8071 Rt. 414, Canton, PA. 80 Dairy Cattle. Leroy Dale Farms Complete Milking Herd Dispersal. The Blackman Family. Est. 1928. Fraley Auction Co., Inc., 570-5466907 Saturday, July 16 • 601 North Peterboro St., Canastota, NY. Lyon’s Annual Summer Hay Camp & Friday Night Barbecue. Late Model Construction, Support, Aerial Lifts, Trucks & Trailers. *Stop in for the Barbecue


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 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

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

AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-3237 • Fax 518-673-2381 Fri., July 15 before the sale! Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 Sunday, July 17 • 6:00 PM: Onondaga County - Industrial Pumps. (3) Penn Valley Diaphragm/Positive Displacement pumps for use in food processing, dairy, paper mills & wastewater treatment. • 6:05 PM - Onondaga County - Surplus Equip. Cameras, car stereo equip. GPS navigation systems, Dell laptop, DeWalt router & saw, air conditioners & more. • 6:20 PM - Asset Recovery Svcs. - Vintage Electronics - Vintage audio, broadcast equipment, computers, TV’s, projectors, lighting, tools, restaurant equip. Too much to mention!. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 Monday, July 18 • 9:30 AM: Athens Stockyards, Athens, PA. Misc. sale starts @ 9:30 am, small animals approx. 12:30-1 pm, followed by livestock (pigs, calves, goats, sheep & beef cattle). All times are approximate. Monthly Feeder Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 570-882-8500 or 607-699-3637 • 9:30 AM: Norwich, VT. Selling equipment, trucks, trailers and scrap iron for the estate of Richard “June” Thompson. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY (Former Welch Livestock). Misc., Produce & Small Animals @ 12:30 pm. 1 pm Dairy, lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following the dairy. Calves & cull beef approx. 4:30-5:30 pm. All times are approximate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-847-8800 or 607-699-3637 • 6:00 PM: Village of Monroe Public Works Pickup. ‘02 GMC Sonoma SL pickup. Starts, runs & drives, new tires this year. Sold with keys & clean title. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 Tuesday, July 19 • 6:00 PM: Village of Brockport Police - Crown Vic. ‘06 Ford Crown Vic 4 door Police Interceptor. Starts, runs & drives. Good body & interior. Keys are available. • 6:05 PM - City of Stamford CT - Sutphen Fire Truck - ‘96 Sutphen TS-100 fire truck w/QSMG150-23-S, 1500 GPM Pump & 100’ ladder. Starts, runs & drives/operates. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 Wednesday, July 20 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104. • 10:00 AM: Haverling Central School Auditorium, Bath, NY (Steuben Co.). Steuben Co. Tax Title Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-7282520 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, July 21 • Prattsburgh, (Steuben Co.) NY. John Brezinski Farm Equipment, Farm Accessories, Household. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 • 6:00 PM: Village of Mamaroneck - Vehicles & Assets. ‘00 C-Hawk boat, ‘98 Mack RD688S garbage truck, (3) GO-4 scooters, wood docks, tow bars, GM parts & repair manuals. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 • 6:00 PM: Martin’s Country Market, 1138 Rt. 318, Waterloo, NY. 2nd Annual July Equipment Auction. Complete equipment dispersal’s, construction equip., excavating equip., bank repo equip., lawn and garden, heavy & light trucks & consignments. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zieset 315-7298030 Friday, July 22 • 6:00 PM: Village of Depew DPW - Vehicles. ‘95 GMC C7H042 box truck, ‘99 Ford E350 XL Super Duty van & ‘84 Ford 4000 tractor w/776B loader. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 Saturday, July 23 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Monday, July 25 • 9:30 AM: Athens Stockyards, Athens, PA. Misc. sale starts @ 9:30 am, small animals approx. 12:30-1 pm, followed by livestock (pigs, calves, goats, sheep & beef cattle). All times are approximate. . Tom & Brenda Hosking 570-882-

8500 or 607-699-3637 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, New Berlin, NY (Former Welch Livestock). Misc., Produce & Small Animals @ 12:30 pm. 1 pm Dairy, lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following the dairy. Calves & cull beef approx. 4:30-5:30 pm. All times are approximate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-847-8800 or 607-699-3637 Tuesday, July 26 • 6:00 PM: Livingston Co. Hwy. Shop Facility, Rte. 63, Geneseo, NY (Livingston Co.). Livingston Co. Tax Title Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 Wednesday, July 27 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, July 30 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equipment, Autos, Trucks, Trailers and small tools. Consignments accepted on Friday from 8 am till noon. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161 • 9:00 AM: 291 Maple Hollow Rd., New Hartford, Ct. Sunset Hollow Farmbr. Combined the contents of the Old Mill of Bakersville with the Nathan Estate Tractor collection for this spectacular auction. 19 JD antique tractors, IH, Case & other antique tractors, 1919 Ford Model T depot hack delivery sedan & 1956 IH R190 cab & chassis trucks, Hit & Miss engines & early walk behinds, horse drawn equip., quilt collection & antiques. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413-5696421 Monday, August 1 • 12:30 PM: New Berlin, NY (Former Welch Livestock). Misc. produce & small animals @ 12:30 pm. 1 pm dairy, lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following the dairy. Calves & cull beef approx. 4:40-5:30 pm. Monthly Feeder & Fat Cattle Sale. All times are approximate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-847-8800 or 607-6993637, Brad Ainslie Sale Chairman 315-822-6087 Wednesday, August 3 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every

Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Friday, August 5 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. Sunday, August 7 • Detroit, MI. Complete Liquidation of Construction, Agricultural Equip., Support & Vehicles. Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, 315-633-2944 Wednesday, August 10 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. • 2:00 PM: NY Steam Engine Assn. Grounds, Gehan Rd, off Rts. 5 & 20, 5 mi. east of Canandaigua, NY. NY Steam Engine Associations 3rd Annual Consignment Auction. Selling antique and modern farm and construction equipment. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585396-1676 Thursday, August 11 • Route 414, Seneca Falls, N.Y. Farm & Equipment Auction. Next to Empire Farm Days Show. Farm Equipment, Tractors, Antique Equipment, Construction Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. Wednesday, August 17 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, August 18 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607776-2000 or 315-427-7845. Friday, August 19 • Lebanon County Expo Center, Lebanon, PA. Arethusa-Kueffner Klassic II. Hosted by Arethusa Farm & Kueffner Holsteins. The Cattle

PA RT I C I PAT I N G A U C T I O N E E R S HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030

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 hoskingsales@stny,

LEAMAN AUCTIONS LTD 329 Brenneman Rd., Willow St., PA 17584 717-464-1128 • cell 610-662-8149 3721

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

NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 Ray - 802-525-6913 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 PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 James P. Pirrung R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844

ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 • 802-777-1065 cell ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 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 • WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115 •

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HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 607-699-3637 • Fax 607-699-3661

KELLEHER’S AUCTION SERVICE R.D. 1, Little Falls, NY 315-823-0089 We Buy or Sell Your Cattle or Equipment on Commission or Outright In Business Since 1948! 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

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(cont. from prev. page) Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 Saturday, August 20 • 10:00 AM: Prattsburgh, (Steuben Co.) NY. 206 Acre Farm in two (2) Parcels. 153 acres with buildings and 53 acres Farmlands & Woods along County Rd. 75 & Townline Roads in Prattsburgh Township for the John Brezinski Trust. Absolute Auction! Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 Thursday, August 21 • 5:00 PM: 7614 Chestnut Ridge Rd (Rt. 77) 4 miles East of Lockport, NY. Real Estate selling at 5:30 pm. Parcel 1: circa 1834 4 bdrm, 1-1.2 bath stone house w/2 garages situated on lovely 7.25 acre country lot. Newer roof, replacement windows & public water. Parcel 2: 83.55 acres w/2 large attractive barns. 55 acres tillable & approx. 4 acres wooded. 425’ frontage on Chestnut Ridge Rd. & 710’ frontage on Cottage Rd. Parcel 1 sells at $40,000 or above and Parcel 2 sells at $100/acre or above. $5,000 deposit on each parcel. 3% to cooperating brokers who register clients prior to viewing property. Open Houses: July 14, 3-5 pm, July 16, 10 am - noon & July 19, 3-5 pm. For more info call penne at 585-4941880. Also selling contents of farmhouse, attic, basement & barns (old farm machinery). List available next week on Harris Wilcox Inc., Auctioneers, Realtors & Appraisers, 585-494-1880 Wednesday, August 24 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Feeder Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, August 25 • 5:00 PM: Elba, NY. Dan & Penny Bridge Farm Machinery Auction. Selling a full line of farm machinery including New Holland 1915 forage harvester, 7 tractors, mixer wagon and more. William Kent Inc., Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 585-343-5449 Saturday, August 27 • 9:00 AM: 140 Perrin Rd., Woodstock, CT. Estate of Ernest Levesque. JD 2355 tractor w/loader, JD 327 baler, Woods backhoe, equipment, huge collection of horse drawn equip. & collectibles, lumber, tools, real estate, barns & 57 acres. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413-5696421 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Produce Auction. Inc. Fall Machinery Consignment Sale. For info contact Edwin Zimmerman at 315-536-6252. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 • 9:00 AM: Oswego County DPW, Oswego, NY. Oswego County Municipal Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. Wednesday, August 31 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, September 10 • Morrisville, NY. Morrisville Autumn Review Sale. Hosted by the Morrisville College Dairy Club. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607746-2226 • 9:00 AM: Town of Lansing Highway Dept., Rts. 34 & 34B, Lansing, NY. Municipal Surplus & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. Wednesday, September 14 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, September 15 • Belleville, PA. First String Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Andrew Fleischer, owner. Co-managed by Stonehurts Farms & The Cattle Exchange. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607776-2000 or 315-427-7845. Saturday, September 17 • Canton, CT. Estate of Dean Moulton. 1922 IH 8-16 Tractor, Cat 15 Dozer, Boat Motors, Early Canoe; Early Mowers & Gravely’s, Horse Drawn Equipment, Early tools, Antiques & Collectibles. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413-569-6421 • 8:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Groveland, NY. Special Fall Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks. Consignments welcome. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Wednesday, September 21 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, September 24 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equipment, Autos, Trucks, Trailers and small tools. Consignments accepted on Friday from 8 am till noon. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161 • 9:00 AM: Routes 39 & 219, Springville, NY. Lamb & Webster Used Equipment Auction of Farm Tractors & Machinery. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. • Woodward, PA. Houserdale Holsteins Dispersal. Featuring 100 registered Holsteins. David Houser & family, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 Wednesday, September 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, September 29 • 10:00 AM: Bath, NY (Steuben Co,). Steuben Co. Surplus Vehicles, Heavy Equipment & Accessories. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-7282520 Friday, September 30 • 9:00 AM: 44 Hair Rd., Newville, PA. Public Auction of rare & unique memorabilia. Two day event - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. Quality collection of Farmall, McCormick & IH. Leaman Auctions Ltd., 717464-1128, AuctionZip Auctioneer ID #3721 Saturday, October 1 • 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., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. Wednesday, October 5

• 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, October 8 • 9:00 AM: Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY. Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. Wednesday, October 12 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Friday, October 14 • Intercourse, PA. Plankenhorn Farms Complete Dispersal. Co-managed with Stonehurst Farms. Dr. Sam & Gail Simon, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 5:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607776-2000 or 315-427-7845. Saturday, October 15 • Sweet Water Farm Auction, 26 Barker St., Three Rivers, MA. IH 5088 & 1086, JD 2020, Dozer, IH Silage Trucks, Equipment, Owner George Foskit. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413569-6421 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equipment, Autos, Trucks, Trailers and small tools. Consignments accepted on Friday from 8 am till noon. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. • 11:00 AM: Richfield Springs, NY. 63rd OHM Holstein Club Sale. 100 head of quality registered Holsteins sell. Hosted by Roedale Farm, the Pullis Family. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607847-8800 or 607-699-3637, Brad Ainslie Sale Chairman 315-822-6087 Wednesday, October 19 • Allentow, PA. State Auction. Complete Liquidation of Automotive Dismantling Operation. MAC Car Crusher, Rubber Tired Loaders, Rollback & Dump Trucks, Vans. Over 100 Cars (40-50 running), UNBELIEVABLE Accumulation of Motors, Transmissions, Shocks, Glass & Much More.Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, 315-6332944 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, October 20 • Gordonville, PA. Jo-Lan Farm Complete Dispersal. John & Rachel Lantz, owners. Co-managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607746-2226 Saturday, October 22 • 9:00 AM: Syracuse, NY (NYS Fairgrounds). Onondaga County Area Municipal Equipment Auction of Municipal & Contractor Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-2431563. Wednesday, October 26 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Friday, October 28 • Bloomfield, NY. Bennett Farms Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal. Bennett Farms, Inc. owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-7462226 Wednesday, November 2 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

Saturday, November 5 • Ithaca, NY. New York Holstein Fall Harvest Sale. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607746-2226 • Ithaca, NY. NY Fall Harvest Sale. Hosted by Cornell University Dairy Science Club. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equipment, Autos, Trucks, Trailers and small tools. Consignments accepted on Friday from 8 am till noon. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. Wednesday, November 9 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, November 10 • Ben K. Stolzfus Farm, Intercourse, PA. Reserved for a major New York Herd Dispersal w/ a BAA of 110%!Co-managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 Friday, November 11 • 11:30 AM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Premier All Breeds Sale. 100 head of quality all breeds sell. Call to participate in this sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-8478800 or 607-699-3637 Saturday, November 12 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. Wednesday, November 16 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, November 17 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607776-2000 or 315-427-7845. Wednesday, November 23 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, December 3 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Groveland, NY. Special Winter Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks, Liquidations & Consignments. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. Wednesday, December 7 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, December 10 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515.

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT July 4, 2011 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt Calves:45-60# .25-.32; 61-75# .35-.42; 76-90# 45-47.50; 91-105# 5052.50; 106# & up .55-.60. Farm Calves: .65-.75 Started Calves: .45-.55 Veal Calves: .65-1.15 Heifers: Open 55-80; Beef .88-1.08. Beef Steers: 74-79 Stock Bull: .85-1.1175 Beef Bull: 78-90 Sows: one at 36 Butcher Hogs: 45-47.50 Feeder Pigs, ea: 2562.50 Sheep, ea: 40-65 Lambs, ea: 40-130 Goats, ea: 50-180 Kids, ea: 25-45 Canners: up to 69.75 Cutters: 70-73 Utility: 74.50-82 Rabbits: 4-15 Chickens: 5-17 Ducks: 11-23 COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA July 6, 2011 Cows: Canners 10-70; Cutters 71.50-75.50; Util 76-80. Bulls: 79-84 Calves: 29-90/ea Feeders: 77-81/ea Goats: 48-154/ea Hogs: 67-69/ea Chickens: 2-8.50 Rabbits: 1-20.50 Ducks: 2-18 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm.

NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA July 7, 2011 Calves: (/cwt) 0-60# 1121; 61-75# 10-36; 76-95# 20-50; 96-105# 36-50; 106# & up 38-50. Farm Calves: 55-110/cwt Start Calves: 40-75/cwt Feeders: 63-105/cwt Heifers: 65/cwt Steers: 65/cwt Canners: 5-57/cwt Cutters: 58-71/cwt Utility: 72-85/cwt Sows: 45-46/cwt

HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ July 5, 2011 Livestock: 63 Calves .241.10, Avg .68; 23 Cows .46.25-.79.5, Avg .67; 10 Easy Cows .14-.54.75, Avg .44; 9 Feeders 300600# .74-1.20, Avg .91; 5 Heifers .81.5-.88, Avg .86; 8 Bulls .85.5-.96.5, Avg .91; 3 Steers .71.5-1.03, Avg .94; 43 Sheep .451.20, Avg .72; 13 Lambs (ea) 57.50-77.50, Avg 67.50, 72 (/#) 1.30-2.35, Avg 1.98; 7 Goats (ea) 30.10-160, Avg 116.79; 29 Kids (ea) 21-60, Avg 33.22. Total 296. Poultry & Egg: Heavy Fowl (ea .60-4.50; Pullets (ea) 8-9.50; Roosters (/#) .60-1; Bunnies (ea) 14.25; Ducks (/#) 1.25; Rabbits (/#) 1.10-1.25; Pigeons (ea) 1-5. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.20-1.30; L 1; M .75.80; Brown Jum XL 1.30; L 1.25. Hay, Straw & Grain: 1 Alfalfa 6.50; 19 Mixed 13.40; 2 Timothy 4.40-4.50; 1 Grass 3.20; 1 Mulch 1.20; 4 Rye Straw 2.903.50. Total 30. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY June 29, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1-1.80; Grower Bull over 92# 11.30; 80-92# .80-1.15; Bob Veal .30-.75. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .78.85; Lean .72-.81; Hvy. Beef .80-.87. Beef (/#): Feeders .70.80. EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY June 30, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .601.50; Grower Bull over 92# .30-.70; 80-92# .25-.67. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .62.80; Lean .45-.74; Hvy. Beef .75-.88. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 10001700; Springing Cows 900-1400; Springing Hfrs. 800-1500; Bred Hfrs. 8001250; Fresh Hfrs. 8001400; Open Hfrs. 600-

1000; Started Hfrs. 200400. Beef (/#): Feeders .601.10; Hols. Steers Sel .80-.90. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Billies 1-1.90; Nannies .75-1.30; Kids .40-.80. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY June 27, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .75-.95; Grower Bull over 92# .951.25; 80-92# .55-.77. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .79.84; Lean .65-.73; Hvy. Beef .84-0.885. Beef (/#): Feeders .55.75; Hols. Steers Sel .85. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder 1.60-2.10; Market 1.801.95; Slaughter .40-.55. Goats (/hd): Billies 170225; Nannies 100-170; Kids 38-70. Swine (/#): Sow .300.355; Feeder Pig .72-.79. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY June 29, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 3; Grower Bull over 92# 1-1.20; 80-92# .40-1.10; Bob Veal .05-.50. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .71.89; Lean .50-.70; Hvy. Beef .75-0.85. Beef (/#): Ch 1-1.125; Sel .90-.98; Hols. Ch .92-1. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY July 30, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .802.45; Grower Bulls over 92# .70-1.375; 80-92# .60-1; Bob Veal .15-0.375. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .65.84; Lean .60-.78; Hvy. Beef .70-0.92. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY July 30, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Bulls over 92# .90-1.15; 80-92# .40-.75; Bob Veal .05-.30. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .70.79; HY Util .80-.87. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Springing Cows 950. Beef (/#): Feeders .98; Ch 1. Swine (/#): Hog .60; Sow .50. BATH MARKET Bath, NY No report FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY June 29, 2011 Cows: Boners/Util 66-80; Canners/Cutters 51-76. Bulls: Dairy 95-110# 1525; 80-95# 10-22; 60-80#

5-20; Ret. to Feed over 95# 30-132; 80-94# 25130; 70-80# 20-100; Hfrs. 205. Steers: Beef Ch 94-113; Sel 88-94; Hols. Ch 8595; Sel 78-83. Hogs: St. 40-62; Sows 38-45; Boar 10; Feeder Pigs 25-77/hd. Lambs/Goats: Lambs 152-245; Sheep 50-65; Goats 90-162/hd. FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon @ 10 am, Wed-Fri @ 9 am sharp. HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY July 6, 2011 Cattle: Bone Util .70-.84; Canners/Cutters .60-.70; Easy Cows .50 & dn. Dairy Feeders: .40-.93 Calves: Bulls 96-120# .80-1.15; up to 95# .10.95. Dairy: Milking age up to 890; Bred Hfrs. up to 1175; Open Hfr. up to 675. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA June 29, 2011 Heifers: Ch 2-3 Hols. 1280# 87.50; Sel 1-3 9851045# 84.50-85-75. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 77; Boners 80-85% lean 73.2577.50, lo dress 68-72; Lean 85-90% lean 66-72, lo dress 60.25-64.75. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 925-1505# 72.50-83.50. Feeder Steers: L 2 410# 79; S 3 Jersey 680# 69.50; L 3 Hols. 190-200# 84-89; 445# 80. Feeder Heifers: L 2 790# 61 Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 90112; 90# 82-87; No. 2 95115# 72-90; No. 3 80-110# 50-67; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 95-125# 220-305/hd; No. 2 70-110# 90-165/hd; Beef X Calves 95# 100. Vealers: Util 60-115# 1743. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 200# 120/hd; 300-310# 135145/hd; 40-45% lean 200# 100/hd. Sows: US 1-3 500# 235/hd. Boars: 260-400# 90120/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 1045# 25-54; 90# 58; 100120# 100-104. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 2-3 25-65# 95-145; 95# 125; Gd & Ch 1-2 35-50# 6575.


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Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 120# 50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 under 20# 15-25; 2540# 27.50-40; 45-50# 4557.50; Sel 3 25-40# 6-35. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 2 90-100# 55-87.50. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA July 5, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 1235-1510# 110.50-116; Sel & Lo Ch 1120-1380# 99.50-110; Hols. & Jerseys Hi Ch & Pr 12651335# 104-106.50; Ch 1355-1610# 94.25-99.25; Sel 90-94. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 1150-1410# 105-112.50; Sel 1145-1350# 99.50104; cpl thin 1125-1225# 93-98; Beef cows 13201530# 90-96. Slaughter Cows: Boners 71-76.50; Lean 65-74.25; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 57-68; Shelly 55 & dn. Bulls: Hols. 1485# thin 70. Feeder Steers: Dairy types Hols. & Jersey 305410# 77-98; L No. 1 fleshy 865-875# 94-99.50. Feeder Bulls: 770-1090# 70-73. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. bulls No. 1 90-130# 95-110; No. 2 90-105# 80102; No. 3 70-95# 47-80; Util 45 & dn; No. 1 Hols. Hfr. 105# 180. Swine: Hogs 315-320# 63-64. Sows: 320-390# 47.5057.50; 410-475# 47-48; 480-570# 48.50-51.25; one 490# 45. Feeder Pig: Roaster 110# 98. Goats: cpl Fancy Kids 110-122; Fleshy Kids 7080; Small/Thin/Bottle 1066. Lambs: Gd & Ch 50-70# 147-175; 70-105# 157186; one 115# 148. Sheep: all wts. 50-117. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with Calves * State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Fri., July 15. * Special Fed Cattle Sale Tues., July 19.

CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale July 5, 2011 Rabbits/Bunnies: .50-12 Chickens: .75-8 Ducks: 2-7.50 Pigeons: 2.50 Geese: 9 Guinea: 7 Chicken Families: 3.50-7 Chicken Peeps: 2 Turkey Poults: 12 Guinea Pigs: .50-1.50 Guinea Family: 22 All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report *Next Sale Fri., July 14. 1 pm. Receiving 7:30 til 10 am. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA No report EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA No report GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA No report INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA June 30, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1392-1472# 109110; Ch 2-3 1198-1532# 105-108.50; Sel 1-2 1086-1356# 101-104.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1532# 110; Ch 23 1100# 106.50; Sel 1-2 1072-1288# 100.75103.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 81;Breakers 75-80% lean 77.50-78.50; Boners 8085% lean 70-73, lo dress 66; Lean 85-90% lean 61.50-69.50, lo dress 5960. Slaughter Bulls: YG 2 1312# 75.50. Feeder Bulls: S 2 550#

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FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA July 5, 2011 Beef Cattle: Canners .40.70; Cutters .65-.78; Util .70-.80; Bulls .80-.90; Steers 95-110; Heifers 6085. Calves: Growers No. 1 80-115; Heifers 1.50-2; Veal Util .65-1.15. Hogs: Roasters 100110/ea; Market 60-70/ea; Sows 28-42; Boars 2022/ea. Sheep: 50-75 Goats: 80-120/ea; Billies 150-200; Kids 50-90/ea. Lambs: 1.40-2.10

Lambs: 135-195/cwt Sheep: 42.50-112.50/cwt Goats: 40-100/ea. Rabbits: 1-10.50/ea. Poultry: .25-17/ea. Hay (12 lots): .503.20/bale.

73; L 3 600-700# 53-65. Holstein Bulls No. 1 90125# 90-100; No. 2 90125# 80-90; No. 3 85-120# 35-50. Holstein Heifers: No. 1 82-92# 200-225. Vealers: Util 70-120# 1030; Gd & Ch 274-358# 82.50-92.50. Barrows & Gilts: 49-54% lean 234-258# 74-75; 4550% lean 252-266# 6972.50. Sows: US 1-3 400# 56. Boars: 224-232# 32.5037.50 Slaughter Lambs: Ch 2-3 102# 165. Slaughter Yearlings: 140# 70. Slaughter Ewes: Util 1-2 218# 47.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 30# 35-37.50; 5060# 55-65; Nannies Sel 3 50-70# 55-62.50.

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KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA July 2, 2011 Alfalfa: 5 lds, 75-245 Mixed Hay: 6 lds, 105-265 Timothy: 2 lds, 75-180 Grass: 5 lds, 100-235 Oat Hay: 1 ld, 140 Oats: 38 bu., 4.75 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA July 1, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1250-1570# 113.50-115; Ch 2-3 12401565# 110.50-114; Sel 2-3 1100-1405# 106.50110.50. Slaughter Holsteins: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1370-1735# 98.50-102; Ch 2-3 13651710# 94-99; Sel 243.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 23 1020-1315# 104.50110.50; Sel 2-3 10751250# 104-107. Slaughter Cows:Prem. White 65-75% lean 77-82; Breakers 75-80% lean 7578, hi dress 78.50-80.50, lo dress 69-75; Boners 8085% lean 70-76.50, hi dress 76.50-79, lo dress 66-70; Lean 85-90% lean 66-72, hi dress 72-74, lo dress 61-65. Slaughter Bulls: Mon. YG 1 1455-1875# 88-90; hi dress 1430-1705# 98100.50, very hi dress 1605-1630# 110-112; Bullocks 830-1485# 8892.50; lo dress 790-1590# 81-86.50, YG 2 625-1295# 76-81; Thurs. YG 1 few lo dress 1315-2060# 7982.50. Holstein Bull Calves: Mon. No. 1 95-115# 112125; 80-90# 90-105; No. 2 95-115# 95-112; 80-90# 60-85; No. 3 80-115# 5580; Util 70-105# 28-50; Hols. hfrs. No. 1 85-105# 220-270; No. 2 85-95# 8090. Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Tues. No. 1 95122# 110-122; pkg 90# 92; pkg 84# 65; No. 2 95111# 103-106; pkg 95# 92; 75-90# 30-63; No. 3 pkg 108# 90; 95-96# 56-

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73; 73-84# 20-35; Util 73106# 12-40; Graded Hols. Hfrs No. 1 pkg 113# 340; pkg 102# 410; pkg 93# 295; pkg 84# 295; No. 2 pkg 90# 260; pkg 83# 235; non-tubing 65-95# 12-45. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 94-128# 107117; 90-92# 100; 86-88# 50; No. 2 102-128# 100109; 94-100# 90-93; 8092# 40-50; No. 3 100-130# 80; 80-98# 35-40; 72-78# 20; Util 80-110# 20-35; 6078# 11; Hols. hfr. calves No. 1 100-110# 170-280; No. 2 65-110# 80-14; Jersey X bred 85-105# 50110; non-tubing 55-85# 11-30. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA No report LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA June 29, 2011 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 14801635# 94-96.50; Sel 1-3 88.50-91. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 76.5078.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 71-75.50; Boners 8085% lean 69-74; Lean 8590% lean 65-69, lo dress 60-64.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1830-1900# 86.50. Vealers: Util 70-115# 2547.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-125# 105117.50; 85-90# 70-80; No. 2 95-120# 80-95; 80-90# 45-52.50; No. 3 80-130# 40-80. Holstein Heifers: No. 2 85-105# 85-100. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 35-50# 197.212.50; 60-92# 177.50-197; Ewes Gd 1-2 105-135# 87.50-106. Goats: Kids Sel 2 50# 65; 60-80# 107-129; Sel 3 60# 78-89. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 6380# 120-125. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA June 28, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1255-1485# 115118.50; Ch 2-3 11551560# 110-115.50; 16251670# 106-108.50; Sel 1-3 1140-1445# 105.50-110. Slaughter Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1385-1580# 101-104; Ch 2-3 1285-1600# 95-101; 1690# 96; Sel 1-3 1220-

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1560# 90-95. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1275-1390# 114116.50; Hols. 1490# 95; Ch 2-3 1085-1390# 106.50-112.50; Hols. 1250-1615# 85-90; Sel 13 970-1290# 99.50104.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 8384; Breakers 75-80% lean 78-82.50; Boners 80-85% lean 72-78, lo dress 66.50-71; Lean 85-90% lean 67-72, lo dress 6266. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1065-2160# 87.50-97; 2285# 79.50, hi dress 1365-2125# 98.50-99.50; YG 2 885-1945# 73.5085.50. Feeder Steers: L 1 212282# 125-137; 575-790# 107-117; M&L 2 302-390# 90-110; 695# 119; L 3 Hols. 280-410# 81-89; 785# 79. Feeder Heifers: L 1 675# 98; M&L 2 305-455# 81112; 516-670# 85-106; 815-825# 80-88. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 230-285# 110-125; 320# 132; 500# 115; M&L 2 300-490# 100-115; 615755# 83-88; L 3 Hols. 425430# 75. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 105122; 90# 90-110; No. 2 95115# 70-102; 85-90# 6585; No. 3 95-105# 52-70; 80-90# 40-62; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 85-95# 180-210; No. 2 80-120# 105-175; Beef X 80-105# 85-102. Vealers: Util 70-95# 3045. Barrows & Gilts: 49-54% lean 230-268# 73.25-77; 45-50% lean 230-280# 70-74.50; 285-355# 67.50-72.50. Sows: US 1-3 395-477# 44-46.50; 565-670# 45.50-48.50. Boars: 375-710# 28.5034; Jr. Boars 230-375# 4958. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 4045# 40-45; Roasters 130215# 78-81/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 55-62# 127-132; 75-95# 137-152; 110135# 130-142; Gd & Ch 12 32-73# 60-72. Slaughter Yearlings: 170# 72. Slaughter Ewes: Util 1-3 125-210# 40-60; Rams 145-180# 40-57. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4550# 107-115; 55-75# 110137; Sel 2 under 20# 1040; 20-40# 37-85; 45-75# 60-102; Sel 3 30-50# 3550.

Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 100-150# 85-112; Sel 2 90-140# 72-90; Sel 3 90130# 50-70. Slaughter Billies: Sel 1 170# 180. Slaughter Wethers: Sel 2 150# 150. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA July 4, 2011 Cattle: 81 Steers: Ch 100-109; Gd 95-100. Heifers: Ch 98-107; Gd 95-98. Cows: Util & Comm 7076; Canner & Lo Cutter 68 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 80-87 Bulls: YG 1 72-78 Feeder Cattle: Steers 7095; Bulls 65-85; Hfrs 6390. Calves: 88. Ch 102-112; Gd 80-99; Std 15-50; Hols. bulls 90-130# 60-110; Hols. hfrs. 90-130# 100205. Hogs: 39. US 1-2 70-72; US 1-3 65-70. Sows: US 1-3 43-48 Boars: 22-40 Feeder Pigs: 46. US 1-3 20-50# 15-80. Sheep:15. Ch Lambs 160180; Gd Lambs 140-160; SI Ewes 50-80. Goats: 20-140 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA July 4, 2011 Mixed Hay: 75-130 Rd. Bales (/bale): 27.50 Straw: 160-165. Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA July 4, 2011 Roosters: 3-5.75 Hens: 1-3.50 Banties: 1.50-9.50 Pigeons: 2-3 Guineas: 14-20 Ducks: 4-6.25 Geese: 7 Bunnies: 1.25-5 Rabbits: 5.50 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA June 30, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1345-1505# 113.50-115; Ch 2-3 12401565# 111-114; Sel 2-3 1110-1405# 107-110.50. Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1370-1545# 98.50102; Ch 2-3 1365-1620# 94-98; Sel 2-3 13751590# 91.50-94. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 24 1020-1290# 104.50108.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 77-82, hi dress 87-89.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 75-77, hi dress 78.50-79.50, lo dress 70-74; Boners 8085% lean 72-74.50, hi dress 74.50-80, lo dress

Market Report 66-68; Lean 88-90% lean 66.50-70, hi dress 71.5074, lo dress 61-64. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 few lo dress 1315-2060# 79-82.50. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 94-128# 107-117; 9092# 100; 86-88# 50; No. 2 102-128# 100-109; 94100# 90-93; 80-92# 40-50; No. 3 100-130# 80; 80-98# 35-40; 72-78# 20; Util 80110# 20-35; 60-78# 11. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 100-110# 170-280; No. 2 65-110# 80-140; Jersey X bred 85-105# 50110; non-tubing 55-85# 11-30. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA July 4, 2011 Slaughter Lambs: Nontraditional markets: Wooled & Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 217-235; 6080# 209-233; 80-90# 207222; 90-110# 204-209; 110-130# 200-215; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 40-60# 185-211; 60-80# 186-204; 80-90# 176-191; 90-110# 188-203; 110130# 178-192; 130-150# 170-185; 150-200# 179194. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 81-94; 160-200# 74-89; 200300# 73-88; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 55-70; 160-200# 59-74. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 120-134; 60-80# 144160; 80-90# 167-172; 90110# 168-183; Sel 2 3040# 76-84; 40-60# 84-119; 60-70# 116-142; Sel 3 3040# 63-74; 40-60# 72-86; 60-80# 94-113. S l a u g h t e r Nannies/Does: Sel 1 80150; Sel 2 80-130# 122137; Sel 3 50-80# 82-97; 80-130# 94-109. Slaughter Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 199-214; 150-250# 228-243; Sel 2 100-150# 166-181. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary June 20, 2011 Compared to last week corn sold .30 to .40 lower, wheat sold .10-.15 lower, barley sold steady, oats

sold .10-.20 lower & Soybeans sold .20 to .30 lower. EarCorn sold steady. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.80-8.85, Avg 8.11, Contracts 6.566.58; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.97-7.10, Avg 6.57, Contracts 5.87-6.65; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-4.80, Avg 4.75, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.204.90, Avg 4.55; Soybeans No 2 Range 12.37-14, Avg 13.38, Contracts 12.7312.77; EarCorn Range 228-230, Avg 229. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.80-8.85, Avg 8.20; Wheat No. --; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-4.75, Avg 4.72; Oats No. 2 Range 4.80; Soybeans No. 2 Range 13-13.80, Avg 13.53; EarCorn Range 165-225, Avg 195. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.60-8, Avg 7.82; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.80-8, Avg 7.40; Barley No. 3 Range 4-5, Avg 4.61; Oats No. 2 Range 34.20, Avg 3.59; Soybeans No. 2 Range 13.08-14, Avg 13.47; EarCorn Range 165. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 7.70-8.12, Avg 7.88; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.70; Barley No. 3 Range 5; Oats No. 2 Range 4-4.55, Avg 4.27; Soybeans No. 2 Range 13.40-13.88, Avg 13.59. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.608.85, Avg 8.05, Mo. Ago 8.25, Yr Ago 3.71; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.97-8, Avg 7, Mo Ago 7.48, Yr Ago 4.24; Barley No. 3 Range 4-5, Avg 4.69, Mo Ago 5.27, Yr Ago 2.14; Oats No. 2 Range 3-4.90, Avg 4.04, Mo Ago 4.08, Yr Ago 2.38; Soybeans No. 2 Range 12.37-14, Avg 13.48, Mo Ago 13.58, Yr Ago 9.26; EarCorn Range 165-230; Avg 202.60, Mo Ago 202, Yr Ago 115.40. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 7.10-8, Avg 7.70;Wheat No. 2 Range 6.02; Barley No. 3 Range -; Oats No. 2 Range 3.204.50, Avg 3.86; Soybeans No. 2 Range 13.03. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary June 24, 2011 Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 113.50-118; Ch 1-3 110114; Sel 1-2 103-110. Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 98-102; Ch 2-3 9498; Sel 1-2 88.50-94. Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 109.50-116.50; Ch 1-3 104.50-110.50; Sel 1-2 99.50-104.50. Cows: Breakers 75-80%

Market Report lean 75.50-78.50; Boners 80-85% lean 68-74; Lean 85-90% lean 64-70. Bulls: YG 1 86-93; YG 2 77-85. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300-500# 135-137; 500700# 107-145; M&L 2 300500# 115-135; 500-700# 120-127. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 117-129.50; 500-700# 102-130; M&L 2 300-500# 87-132; 500700# 91-120.50. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 112-125; 500-700# 93-122; M&L 2 300-500# 87.50-120; 500-700# 92-

116. Vealers: Util 60-120# 1040. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 105-130; No 2 95-125# 80-100; No. 3 80-120# 40-80; No. 2 84105# 170-270, few to 340. Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 4954% lean 220-270# 70.5074.50; 45-50% lean 220270# 49.50-55. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 47-49; 500-700# 49-51. Feeder Pigs: US 1-2 2030# 127-133; 50-60# 124130; 60-70# 101-113; 7080# 94-97; 80-90# 80-98; 90-99# 91-96; US 2 40-

50# 141. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 184232; 60-80# 197-216; 80110# 198-216; Ch 1-3 4060# 162-178; 60-80# 165184; 80-110# 171-189. Ewes: Gd 2-3 120-160# 76-91; 160-200# 80-94; Util 1-2 120-160# 49-62; 160-200# 72-80. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 100-122; 6080# 120-153; Sel 2 4060# 66-91; 60-80# 98-108; Sel 3 40-60# 54-70; 6080# 72-78. Nannies: Sel 1 80-130# 122-133; 130-180# 134146; Sel 2 80-130# 78-90; Sel 3 50-80# 60-74; 80130# 76-84. Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 192-207; 150-250# 227242; Sel 2 100-150# 154169.

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary June 20, 2011 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 140-225; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 130-225; Timothy 130-165; Straw 100170 clean; Mulch 50-60. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 108 lds Hay, 29 Straw. Alfalfa 130-265; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 100-265; Timothy 160200; Grass Hay 100-300; Straw 115-255 clean. Diffenbach Auct, N. Holland: June 13, 47 lds Hay, 13 lds Straw. Alfalfa 125430; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 120-400; Timothy 115-200; Grass Hay 125300; Straw 135-255 clean. Green Dragon, Ephrata: June 17, 25 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Alfalfa --; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 105-265; Timothy 170177; Grass Hay 100-270; Straw 160-230 clean. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: June 9, 8 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa 200; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 150-245; Grass Hay 170295; Straw 115-220 clean. Wolgemuth Auct, Leola: June 15, 28 lds Hay, 3 lds Straw. Alfalfa 200; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 100-

235; Timothy 157; Grass 110-220; Straw 132-205 clean. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 64 Loads Hay, 12 Straw. Alfalfa 150-155; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 90-235; Timothy 155-190; Grass 130-375; Straw 120-240 clean. Belleville Auct, Belleville: June 15, 11 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 170-235; Timothy 175-200; Grass 147.50-152.50. Dewart Auction, Dewart: June 13, 3 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 90-135; Straw 60 clean. Greencastle Livestock: June 13 & 16, 9 lds Hay, 0 ld Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 90135. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: June 18, 20 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 150155; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 120-220; Timothy --; Grass Hay 130-375; Straw 200 clean. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: June 14, 6 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa --; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 100-205; Timothy 155190; Grass Hay --; Straw 100-200 clean. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: June 11 & 14, 15 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 100145; Timothy 210; Straw 84-175 clean. New Wilmington Live-

stock, New Wilmington: June 17, 20 lds Hay, 1 ld Straw. Alfalfa --; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed Hay 130; Timothy 80-85; Grass Hay 100; Straw 140 clean. VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA July 4, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1270-1560# 114116.50; Ch 2-3 11601510# 112-114.50; Sel 2-3 1020-1320# 107.50111.50. Slaughter Cows: Boners 80-85% lean 71.50-76.50; Lean 85-90% lean 67-70. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-115# 90-105; No. 2 90-110# 60-75; No. 3 80105# 40-45. * Next Feeder Cattle Sale July 8. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA June 30, 2011 Loads: 24 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 260-300 Mixed Hay: 12 lds, 90-340 Grass: 3 lds, 130-145 Straw: 5 lds, 150-220 Alfalfa (old): 1 ld, 180 WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA July 6, 2011 Loads: 28 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 275 Mixed: 7 lds, 224-310 Timothy Hay: 1 ld, 280 Grass: 5 lds, 154-180 Straw: 12 lds, 159-180

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$37 million available for Value-Added Producer Grants Proposals due Aug. 29 The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that $37 million is available for the ValueAdded Producer Grant (VAPG) program. A special reserve is set aside for beginning farmers and ranchers and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The deadline to apply is Aug. 29. “Any farmer or rancher needing planning or working capital funds to move their value-added ideas forward should check out the ValueAdded Producer Grants program,” said Traci Bruckner, Assistant Director of Policy at the Center for Rural Affairs. “The 2008 Farm Bill made some important changes to the Value Added Producer Grants Program by giving a priority to projects from beginning and small and mid-size family farmers and ranchers,” added Bruckner. “Value-added, niche markets are one of the best strategies for creating and maintaining profitability for beginning and small and mid-size family farmers and ranchers. Those applicants that meet the beginning, small or midsize family farm criteria

will automatically get 10 points out of a total of 100.” Agricultural producers, businesses majorityowned by agricultural producers, and organizations representing agricultural producers are eligible to apply for Value Added Producer Grants for business planning or working capital expenses associated with marketing value-added agricultural products. Agricultural producers include farmers, ranchers, loggers, agricultural harvesters and fishermen that engage in the production or harvesting of an agricultural commodity. According to Bruckner, the program was created to help producers expand their customer base for the products or commodities they produce. This results in a greater portion of revenues derived from the value-added activity being made available to the producer of the product. For more information on the Value-Added Producer Grants Program and how to apply, visit: CP_VAPG_Grants.html. Applicants can also contact their USDA Rural

Development State Office by calling 800-670-6553 and pressing (1). Applicants are encouraged to contact their state USDA RD offices well in advance of the deadline to discuss their projects and ask any questions about the application process. “These grants are popular and competitive but help is available,” commented Bruckner. Bruckner went on to explain that the Center for Rural Affairs is gearing up to help producers as much as possible dur-

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In light of late planting, NCGA extends yield contest entry deadline Due to widespread planting delays, the final entry deadline for the 2011 National Corn Yield Contest has been extended 10 days, to July 25, the National Corn Growers Association has announced. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked on or before that date and are subject to the standard entry fee of $110 per entry. “It was a late, long planting season for many growers through-

out the Corn Belt,” said Steve Ebke, chairman of the Production and Stewardship Action Team. “At NCGA, we recognize the strain farmers experience while attempting to get the crop in the ground. Furthermore, early delays can cause tasks to pile up. We want every grower interested to have an opportunity to participate in the contest and hope that by extending the deadline we make it easier for them to do

so.” For nearly a half century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers. Winners receive national recognition in publications such as

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Forest owners support EPA’s final biomass deferral rule Urge an even-handed approach to reviewing biomass energy emissions WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) supports the final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to defer the regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from biomass for three years while the agency studies the science and policy of regulating biomass energy the same as fossil fuels. David P. Tenny, President and CEO of NAFO, stated, “Forest owners are pleased that the EPA has finalized this rule. The final Tailoring Rule was flawed by treating biomass carbon emissions the same as fossil fuels. This is a prudent step towards restoring the federal government’s long-standing policy that biomass energy is an environmentally beneficial alternative to fossil fuels and does not increase the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. “As the scientific and policy review commences, it is important that the EPA and other key agencies, like the Department of Agricul-

ture and the Department of Energy, conduct a review free of arbitrary assumptions or parameters that skew well-settled science. For instance, the review should recognize that the forest carbon cycle is a dynamic, ongoing process that occurs across broad landscapes without a specific start and end date. Arbitrarily limiting areas and timeframes when accounting for biomass carbon emissions inevitably skews the forest carbon picture. “NAFO is committed to working with the EPA and other key agencies to develop a policy accurately reflecting the science of working forests that helps meet our nation’s renewable energy goals and reduces carbon emissions.” NAFO submitted extensive comments to the EPA’s Call for Information and on the proposed Deferral Rule. NAFO’s full comments are available NAFO’s comments to

the EPA provide answers with supporting science to the policy questions the EPA must answer, including: • Forest carbon is most accurately measured on a national scale over a continuous timeframe rather than applying arbitrary time and space limitations on carbon measurement • Because forests remove more carbon from the atmosphere than they release through natural and human activities, biomass energy emissions don’t increase carbon in the atmosphere and should be excluded from GHG regulations for stationary sources • EPA should not impose a regulatory “baseline” or “business-asusual” requirement on forest carbon that would compel forest owners to continually increase the carbon stored in individual forest tracts. A new policy must be in place before the rule’s three year sunset or biomass energy will once again be regulated the same as fossil fuels.

NAIDC elects board members, executive committee State University/Dairy Records Management Systems, Raleigh, NC. NAIDC manages and operates one national and four regional contests. The national contest will be held March 29-31 in Roanoke, VA. Regional contest dates and locations include: Northeast, Oct. 27-29, Watertown, NY; Southern, Nov. 17-19, Live Oak, FL; Midwest, Feb. 1-3, location tba; and West, March 2-3, Visalia, CA. The North American Dairy Challenge was established as a management contest to incorporate all phases of a specific dairy business. It strives to incorporate a higher learning atmosphere with practical application to help prepare students for careers in the dairy industry. The first NAIDC was held in April 2002.

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The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) board of directors elected two new board members: David Prentice, DVM, Elanco Animal Health, Elgin, Iowa, and Christie Stanley, PhD, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, Amarillo, Texas. In addition, the NAIDC board elected new officers to lead the group. Luciene Ribero, APC, Inc., Visalia, CA, is incoming chair, while Michael Van Amburgh, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, was elected vice chair, and Owen Bewley, Prince Agri Products, Susquehanna, PA, is finance chair. Returning executive committee members include Coleen Jones, Pennsylvania State University, Craigsville, VA, as program chair, and Tami Tollenaar, Tollenaar Holsteins Dairy, Elk Grove, CA, as publicity chair. Other NAIDC board members include Devin Albrecht, Prairie State/Select Sires, Hampshire, IL; Jean Conklin, Yankee Farm Credit, ACA, White River Jct., VT; Chris Dei, Sierra Vista Nutrition Consulting, Fresno, CA; Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; Barry Putnam, Cargill Animal Health, Ithaca, NY; Jon Robinson, PhD, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA; Amy te Plate Church, Genex, Shawano, WI; and Dave Winston, MS, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Retiring board members are Rob Sheffer, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Albany, NY and Kas Ingawa, PhD, NC

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The June Federal order benchmark farm milk price took a much needed jump. The Agriculture Department announced the Class III manufacturing grade milk price on July 1 at $19.11 per hundredweight, up $2.59 from May, $5.49 above June 2010, the highest it has been since June 2008, and equates to about $1.64 per gallon. The 2011 average now stands at $17.06, up from $13.58 at this time a year ago, and compares to an anemic $10.19 in 2009. Looking ahead, Class III futures were trading late Friday morning as follows: July $20.50, August $18.79, September $18.18, October $17.75, November $17.06, and December $16.60. These prices would result in a 2011 average of $17.61, up from $14.41 in 2010, $11.36 in 2009, and $17.44 in 2008. The June Class IV price is $21.05, up 76 cents from May, and $5.60 above a year ago. California’s comparable 4a and 4b prices were announced after our deadline. I’ll report them here next week. The 4-week NASSsurveyed cheese price averaged $1.8999 per pound, up 24.7 cents from May. Butter averaged $2.1287, up 10 cents. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.6520, up 4 cents, and dry whey averaged 52.33 cents, up 3 cents from May. California’s June 4b cheese milk price is $18.79 per hundredweight, up $4.05 from May, $6.56 above June 2010, 32 cents below the comparable Federal order Class III price though the gap continues to narrow, and equates to about $1.62 per gallon. Its 2011 average now stands at $15.67, up from 12.29 a year ago. The 4a butter powder price is $20.79, up 85 cents from May, and $5.53 above a year ago. Its 2010 average is now $18.94, up from $13.69 a year ago. Cash dairy prices saw

little change in the week entering the 4th of July holiday. Block cheese closed that Friday on a down note at $2.1250 per pound, down a half-cent on the day and the week, but 67 cents above that week a year ago. Barrel closed at $2.0975, up 2 cents on the week, and 69 3/4-cents above a year ago. Only two cars of block traded hands on the week and none of barrel. The lagging NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price hit $1.9861, up 3 1/2cents, and the barrels averaged $2.0478, up 5 1/2-cents. FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski looks for cheese to slip after the 4th. In a Wednesday DairyLine interview Kurzawski said he has heard of discounted cheese being sold. Cheese sold at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is no more than 30 days old, he said, so the steady current price is a “symptom of some tightness in fresh cheese,” but he believes that’s about to change. Eyes are on butter which slipped the second week in a row, though it did rally a penny on Wednesday and Thursday. It has been at or above $2 since the first of the year. The cash price closed Friday at $2.04,

down 2 cents on the week, following the previous week’s 8-cent drop, but is still 29 cents above a year ago. Ten cars traded hands on the week. The NASS price hit $2.1272, up 0.8 cent. Kurzawski doesn’t believe we’re out of the woods yet on the tightness in butter as demand still appears to be good but the real issue in his mind is what will demand look like on August 1. By then a lot of commercial buyers will have sourced their needs almost for the balance of the year, he said, and we could see prices slip at that point but, “as of today, we still have a pretty decent support underpinning the market.” Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk held all week at $1.6250 while Extra Grade remained at $1.61. NASS powder averaged $1.6629, up 0.9 cent, and dry whey averaged 53.06 cents per pound, up a halfcent. Powder has been pretty quiet, Kurzawski said, and he cited an old adage, “Don’t sell a sleeping market.” He’s not calling it a sleeping market, he said, as it is quiet most of the time and right now buyers have been quiet and international pressure has come on prices but we’ll know more from Fonterra’s auction on July 5. “The demand picture has been quiet,” he concluded, “I really wouldn’t think that this market is going to be very well supported as we

roll into the middle of third quarter.” Looking “back to the futures;” the Federal order Class III contract’s average for the last half of 2011 was $17.64 per hundredweight on May 6, $17.49 on May 13, $18.22 on May 20, $18.39 on May 27, $18.72 on June 3, $18.34 on both June 10 and June 17, and $18.21 on June 24. The University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Brian Gould pointed out in Tuesday’s DairyLine that the high butter price has increased butter’s contribution to the Federal order Class III milk price. Butter typically represents about 40 percent of the Class III value, he said. That jumped to 48 percent in May but the big player is whey. The strong protein market has meant a strong nonfat dry milk and dry whey price, according to Gould, and whey’s contribution to the Class III price has doubled since the first of the year in terms of its relative value. Now it’s about 10 percent of the Class III value, he said, something not seen since late 2007. He attributed that to the strong export market for protein and said domestic users of dry whey are competing for whey with the export market. Last month’s calculation of the Class III price showed dry whey averaged about 49 cents per pound, Gould reported, and whey typically averages 25-30

cents. (The June whey price was 52.33 cents as reported earlier.) Export markets tend to be more volatile than domestic markets, Gould said, and that was evidenced in 2008 and 2009 when we lost a significant amount of exports resulting in a dramatic downturn in prices. It’s something to be aware of, he warned, “when we start relying on the export market to be a major source of our dairy product demand.” Speaking of exports; more U.S. cheese will be taking a cruise. The Cooperatives Working Together program announced the acceptance this week of four requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Darigold to sell 1.4 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia and Europe. The product will be delivered July through September and raises 2011 CWT cheese exports to 44.7 million pounds after adjusting for a

cancellation. Milk receipts are generally past the annual peak throughout the country, according to USDA’s weekly update, with appreciable declines prevalent in the Southeast, Arizona, and New Mexico. California temperatures broke 100 degrees, so handlers expect receipts may decline. Fluid demand remains at lower summer levels. Cream demand has improved as warmer temperatures stimulate ice cream sales. Also, production of dips, sour, and whipped cream were steady to stronger ahead of the 4th of July holiday. Cream was getting shipped from region to region to supplement local offerings. Milk production in the Oceania region is nearing seasonal low levels. The end of the 2010-11 milk production season was positive in both New Zealand and Australia with herd health and

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16 MONTH OLD Standard Bred stud colt, can be registered, blind in one eye. $300 No Sunday Calls! 607-243-7142.(NY) NEW HOLLAND 460 haybine, works, $500 or BO. 518-234-4907, Leave message if no answer.(NY) 4 YR. OLD. REG. Saddle Bred, upheaded, fast trotter, not a beginner’s horse, $2,100. 607-243-9147.(NY) FORD 8700 tractor, 1987 model, open station, dual power, 540-1000 shaft, $7,000. 315-536-4783.(NY) IH 2-ROW pull type corn picker, wide row, shed stored, and in good working condition. 585-547-9573.(WNY) (5) NICE, white, full grown silkies, $4.00 each; IH Grain Head, 15 ft., good condition, $1,500; YAtes Co. 315-536-7978.(NY) COMMERCIAL MIXER “Globe” 20 quart, great for farm market, bakery, excellent condition, $1,200. 607-334-9961.(NY)

VICON tedder, $2,900; NH 56 rake, $900; Hesston baler, $7,900; 9’ haybine, $4,900; 4 row cultivator, $400; IH 700. 315-3486149.(NY)

FARMALL Model “c” restored, new tires, paint, battery, decals, hydraulic pulley, power take off, runs good, $2,200 OBO. 716-942-3994.(NY)

TWO Aluminum FEED truck boxes with hoists. One in good condition, one fair, $1,000 each. Not for junk. 315-7370421.(NY)

FOR SALE: Combine, International 403 12 ft. cut, field ready, excellent condition, $3,500 or b/o. 716-731-4021.(NY)

WANTED: Complete front loader for Allis Chalmers model B tractor. 315-8436055.(NY)

NEW HOLLAND 1044 stacker wagon, 120 bale, field ready, $3,200. 518-6325600.(NY)

WANTED: Dorset or Dorset-Cross ram for August breeding. 585-786-2451.(NY)

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NH 1465 haybine, new, $11,000; 10 ton and 6 ton running gears, $600/400; 600 gal. fuel tank with new pump, $475. 585567-2526.(NY)

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WANTED: JOHN DEERE 175 loader bucket, 72 inch, good condition, need bucket only but will consider complete loader. 315697-5348.(NY) JOHN DEERE 3970, 2 row, green corn head, 7 1/2’ grass head, $7,500. 607-2438151.(NY)

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Mielke from B12 conditioning also positive which, if that carries through the winter months, will provide a strong start to the new season. The new milk production season is underway in New Zealand. Milk handlers are reporting that output during the 2010-2011 fiscal season was up 23 percent from the previous year. The outlook for the 2011-2012 season remains strong with some estimates in the 5-6 percent range. The 2010-11 milk production season in Australia comes to a close at the end of June. At this point, milk handlers estimate that annual output will be up about 1 percent from a year ago and project the 2011-2012 year to be slightly higher. Back on the home front; dairy farm profitability improved slightly in June as milk prices increased to cover a small hike in feed. The Agriculture Department’s latest Ag Prices report shows the AllMilk price for June estimated at $21.00 per hundredweight, up $1.40 from May, $5.60 above June 2010, and the highest since December 2007, according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report (DDR). The cost of feed to produce 100 pounds of milk was $11.48, up just 15 cents from May. Corn averaged a record $6.58 per bushel, up 28 cents from May and $3.17 above a year ago. Soybeans averaged $13.30 per bushel, up a dime from May and $3.85 above a year ago. One bright note, alfalfa hay averaged $180 per ton, down $6, but still $61 higher than a year ago. That left “Income over feed costs” of $9.52 per cwt., according to the DDR, $1.25 higher than May, and compares to a 10 year average of $9.09. There’s more good news on the feed front. USDA’s Acreage and Grain Stocks reports showed U.S. corn

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CHECK YOUR AD - ADVERTISERS should check their ads on the first week of insertion. Lee Publications, Inc. shall not be liable for typographical, or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the first weeks insertion of the ad, and shall also not be liable for damages due to failure to publish an ad. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. Report any errors to 800-836-2888 or 518-6733237 ext. 225 GOT GAS: 315-729-3710 35¢ above spot. No contracts, membership or tank fees. HEAR livestock market report. HEAR weather forecast. TOLL-FREE 800-465-8209 NEED BUSINESS CARDS? Full color glossy, heavy stock. 250 ($45.00); 500 ($65.00); 1,000 ($75.00). Call Lee Publications 518-673-0101 Beth

Barn Equipment 50’ KELLY TAPER BOARD FEEDER, complete, excellent; Patz barn cleaner chutes, CW & CCW. 585-732-1953

Barn Repair BARNS, STEEL BUILDINGS, GARAGES. We repair them! From extensive renovations to minor repairs. 585-739-0263

Buildings For Sale

Beef Cattle


Bedding ANIMAL BEDDING: Kiln dried sawdust/woodchips. Bulk, up to 120yd. loads. Willow Creek Farms, 716-741-2599

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

Seward Valley 518-234-4052

40 Years Experience

Dependa-Bull Services


QUALITY REG. HEREFORD BULLS, excellent EPD’s, 717-642-9199, 240-447-4600 REG. BLACK ANGUS first calf heifers with heifer calf at side. All AI breeding, champion bloodlines. 716-735-9150

WOOD SHAVINGS: Compressed bags, kiln dried, sold by tractor trailer loads. Call SAVE! 1-800-688-1187

REGISTERED YEARLING Polled Hereford Bulls for sale. Semen tested. Excellent genetics. Transportation available. or 518-469-3777



Call for the Sales Office Nearest You:

Warsaw, NY (585) 786-8191


BLACK ANGUS YEARLING BULL, sired by OO4 Traveller, DAM on premesis, quiet, well grown, can be registered $1,500. 607-661-2417 HEREFORD and RedAngus Bulls, Docile, Great Calving Ease. Sires fromNYS Bull Test, Vaccinated. 585-624-2983

Designed, Constructed and Warranted by Morton Buildings, Inc.

At Your Farm or At Our Stud in Verona, NY

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


USED lighting fixtures, 150 watt high pressure sodium, 50+ available, flourescents, (2)-4’ tubes/fixture, 20+ available. 518-882-6684


or email

Get the best response from your advertisements by including the condition, age, price and best calling hours. Also we always recommend insertion for at least 2 times for maximum benefits. Call Peg at 1-800-836-2888

Randolph, NY

Leading carcass genetics • ALL Genomically Tested JOHN 716-397-0047 • CHUCK 716-307-1851 Request catalog now, or view online with video preview



Building Materials/Supplies



• Up North Silage Bags • Bunker Covers • Sunfilm Bale Wrap • Elastic Tubes • Poly & Sisel Twine • Net Wrap


Beef Cattle

Weitz Construction


WANTED: Steers of all breeds & sizes! 570-561-8488

FOR SALE: WALDO Ezy Grow greenhouse, gothic style, 40x30, $1,000/OBO. 585-492-2260

Building Materials/Supplies

Building Materials/Supplies

Midlakes Metal Sales • Metal Roofing and Siding in Many Colors 24 ga, 26 ga, 28 ga, 29 ga, Plus Aluminum

• Gluelam Poles, Lumber, Trusses (Direct Shipments - Wholesale, Retail)

• Polebarn Packages - Any Size up to 80x600 ~ Quick Turn-Around, We Ship Anywhere ~ Located in the Heart of the Fingerlakes


USA Gypsum Bedding

2845 Rte 364 Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-0944

Reduce your bedding costs! And Improve Soil - Naturally!

Gypsum Bedding

GRIP X 1 Barn Dry

• Cheaper than sawdust shavings or straw. • Barn dry filling your gutters & tanks? • Reduce mastitis & cell Gypsum dissolves. counts. • Use less! More • Use in place of absorbent than lime Hydrated Lime. products. • Improves your soil Try Grip X1 Today! •Available in bulk. • Phone 717-335-0379 Also Available at:

Dealers wanted in select areas

Elam Miller, Fort Plain, NY, ph 518-993-3892 Himrod Farm Supply, Penn Yan, NY, ph 315-531-9497 Homestead Nutrition, New Holland, PA, ph 888-336-7878 Levi Fisher, Honey Grove, PA (Juniata County), ph 717-734-3145 Martin’s Ag, Shippensburg, PA, ph 717-532-7845 New Bedford Elevator, Baltic, OH, ph 330-897-6492 Norm’s Farm Store, Watsontown, PA, ph 570-649-6765 Robert Rohrer, Millmont, PA, ph 570-898-1967 Steve B. Stoltzfus, Lykens, PA, ph 717-365-3804 Walnut Hill Feeds, Shelby, OH, ph 419-342-2942

Empire Rib

PBR pannel

t direc Buy ave! s And

Standing Seam

Metal roofing available cut to your length 18 + colors painted • Galvalume • Galvanized aluminum • #1 & #2, material in stock.

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Buildings For Sale

Buildings For Sale

Buildings For Sale

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

Herd Expansions



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.

All Size Heifers

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal



Heifers & Herds Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

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

ATTENTION DAIRY FARMERS Call before you dump high bacteria or antibiotic bulk tanks!

WANTED: Heifers 200# to Springing. 570-561-8488

Buildings For Sale

Custom Services

Custom Services Buying all hot loads of milk, minimum of 9000 pounds. Price is $2/hundred. Prompt and timely pickup at the farm or Grade A tanker wash facility on premises for loads being delivered.


Before you pull the plug... call day or night.

(585) 734-3264 • (585) 734-3265

Freestall Heifer Commodity Machinery Storage Bldgs




Complete Renovations

High Components, Excellent Type, Low SCC Great group of cows. Mainly grass based freestall herd. Cows never pushed and work well in ties.


R. & C.. Konfederath Corfu, NY

585-599-3640 716-474-3348

15 BRED REG. JERSEY HEIFERS & SPRINGERS Real fancy group w/good pedigrees & excellent type. Cows are vaccinated, health tested, trimmed and ready to go. Prime Bulls Available, some out of multiple generations. 92 point dams w/good numbers & some bulls Genomic tested.


Located in Connecticut

Dairy Cattle

REG. TEXAS LONGHORNS: Cows/calf pairs, bulls, heifers exhibition steers. See them Tom/Julie (w)607-363-7814

To place a Classified Ad


Custom Butchering

Custom Butchering




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

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

New York Custom Processing, LLC


Dairy Equipment 2-DARI KOOL glycol chillers w/compressors & plate coolers, will separate; 1-large Schreiber gylcol chiller, (3ph.); also various tube coolers & plate coolers. 585-732-1953 FOR SALE: 400 cow waterbeds, $100.00 each. With brisket boards. Will sell one or all. 585-749-6557 Brian, 585749-6559 Bradley

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SEVERAL USED Double 6 and 8 parlors w/ATO’s and 3” low lines complete. Several 2”: pipelines, used vacuum pumps, receiver groups, claws, ATO’s, washer boxes, etc. 585-732-1953

Dairy Cattle 110 WELL-GROWN freestall trained Holstein heifers due August & September. Had all shots. 315-269-6600 25 BIG FIRST CALF freestall heifers due by July 20th, all or part. Also 50 heifers bred 5-7 months. 585-732-1953 50 WELL GROWN Freestall Heifers due within 60 days. Joe Distelburger 845-3447170. FOR SALE: Herd of 45 Holstein cows and 45 Heifers. Cows are AI sired, housed in sand-free stalls, averaging 95# per cow. 315-283-0477 • Search All of our Auction and Used Equipment Ads at One Time! Auction and Used Equipment Ads from:

• Country Folks • Country Folks Grower • Hard Hat News • North American Quarry News and • Waste Handling Equipment News

are combined into our searchable database.

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Electrical Let our 35 years of electrical experience go to work for you. Providing Complete Grain/Dairy Facility Installations, Facility Power Distribution & Lighting, Motor Control Centers, Automation & Troubleshooting, and New Services & Upgrades. Call Jeffrey at Agri-Fab & Repair, Inc. dba AFR Electrical Service

@ 585-584-9210

Farm Equipment ALUMINUM IRRIGATION PIPE 3” to 6”, fittings, risers, valves, over 14,000’, $12,500. Steve 716-649-6594

Farm Equipment

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

06 TAKEUCHI TL130, 2400 hours, good cond., $12,800; 05 Gehl 3935, 4300 hrs., 36hp, 1300 lb. lift, Yanmar diesel, good cond., $6,800. 315-536-3176

1999 CASE IH 8590 Big Baler, reduced to $22,500. Very nice. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322

$1,000 OFF most any corn head & grain heads. Huge election of later model heads, any size. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322 12 TON AGCO tandem axle dump wagon w/5’ sides, $4,500/OBO; Craftsman 6hp, 17” cut, power roto-tiller, walk behind, $400/OBO. 585-4922260 1954 JD 40 UTILITY, wide front, 3 point hitch. 518-2563169

Farm Equipment


200 gallon field sprayer, $1,000; 3940 chopper, 2 heads, $3,000. 315-531-9315

2005 CHALLENGER Model MT445B Farm Tractor C.A.H., MFD, 3pt., 2 remotes, full set front weights, 16.9-34 rear tires, 13.6-24 front tires, 75 PTO HP, 370 hours, like new . . . . . . $35,500.00

MARTIN’S MACHINING & WELDING 717-892-2717 Concrete Weights setup for quick hitch & 3pt CAT. 2, 3, 3N, 4’ & 4N, 3500 lb, 5000 lb, 6000 lb, 7000 lb & 8000 lb.

You can’t afford downtime! Use Dual-Cut Rolls For Peak Performance


IH & WHITE PLOWS & PARTS CIH 5140 new eng. C/A . . . .$21,500 CIH 4366 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,900 (2) IH 3588 . . . . . . .$9,500-$12,000 IH 1486 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,500 IH 986 mechanics spc . . . . . . . .Call IH 966 Fender . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 1066 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,900 IH 656 weak hydro . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 656 diesel, RBT eng . . . . .$6,500 FD 7710 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,000 FD 4100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 JD 4650 MFD, new PS . . . .$28,500 (2) JD 7000 6R, Dry/Liq $2,500-$4,500

Gehl CB1200 chopper w/heads.$2,000 JD 8300 drill w/seeder . . . . . .$3,750 JD 9500 4WD . . . . . . . . . . .$45,000 Case 8430 Round baler . . . .$5,000 Degelman 14’ Sil. blade . . . .$6,000 Elwood 4WD unit . . . . . . . . .$5,500 1000 gal sprayers . . . . . . . . . . .Call Loaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call New Cat 4 cyl. eng. . . . . . . . .$5,400 Kewanee cultipacker 24ft . . . . .Call IH & White plows 3x-10x . . . . . .Call IH 900 6 row narrow . . . . . . .$3,500 1st Choice GS520-4 tedder .$4,500 Chisels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call

Alternative Parts Source Inc. Chittenango, NY •


Penn Yan, NY



1 1/2” square tubing, 14 gauge 24’ - $2,900 48’ - $3,650 Price Includes Motor & Wheels Other sizes available Call for prices.

20x50 UNADILLA WOOD SILO for sale. 518-256-3169 5 USED 15’ & 20’ Batwing mowers, Woods, Bushog & JD. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-9193322

Big Tractor Parts Steiger Tractor Specialist

We Custom Build Wagon Gears - 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Ton



MABIE BROS., INC. See the Krone Difference for Size, Strength and Unmatched Durability

1. 10-25% savings on new drive train parts 2. 50% savings on used parts 3. We buy used or damaged Steigers 4. We rebuild axles, drop boxes, transmissions with one year warranty.

US or Canada American made quality parts at big savings

$45,000.00 Call 570-587-1725

Lackawanna County, PA CAT 955K 85J serial number, $6,800. Call 607-243-7032 FARMALL 450, gas, excellent condition, new rubber, new TA, 12V, fast hitch, stored inside, pictures available, $7,900 OBO. Branchport,NY 315-436-3135 FARMALL A 12V, runs great, cultivators, for corn or garden, asking $2,200. Branchport,NY 315-436-3135 FIELD STRAYER, 250Gal., 45’ booms, $250; New Idea 900, 6x30 planter, liquid Kinze planter units, $2,500. 585526-7133

IH-TRACTOR PARTS: Newused-reman. 06-86 Series. We stock A&I and Ag Parts. Jim’s Fix-It. 315-536-7653 JD 213 flex, black reel, very good condition, $2,000. GP 1205NT 12’7” space no-till drill w/small seed, 2228 acres, exc. cond., $18,800. 315-5363218 JD 2355 4x4 w/cab, $8,200; JD 6400 w/cab, $8,900; JD 3650 same as 2955, $6,800. 607-243-7032 JD 3150 4x4, good tires, 6305 hours, very good condition, $19,500 OBO. 585-554-3069 JD 348 baler, no kicker, $3,000; (2) JD 220 flex heads, $2,800 & $3,800; homemade 20’ head carrier, nice, $1,500; several 4 & 6 row cultivators, $800 to $1,050; JD 6600 & 4400 diesel combine, $5,500 each; year around cab for JD tractor, $700. Mike Franklin 607-749-3424 JD 348 Twine Baler w/#42 thrower, like new; IH 1020 15’ grain head; new & used tires and rims of all sizes. 585-7321953 JD BALEAGE GRABBER, fits 640 and 740 loaders, $1,800. Martin’s Welding, 315-5368854


BOBCAT 763 skid steer loader, good condition, $7,900; JD #30 hydraulic bale kicker, $1,100; (2) Killbros gravity boxes 1/350, 1/375, w/extensions, 12T gear. 315536-3807

Farm Machinery For Sale

JOHN DEERE 4400 gas combine, 28” tires, 213 rigid grain head, nice shape, ready for wheat, $2,750 OBO. Caledonia,NY 585-734-8457

SW 42T

JOHN DEERE 6400, 4WD, open station, good condition, $14,900; big M&W 400 bushel gravity bins w/center dividers & 2 doors, 12 ton M&W gears w/16.5L/16.1SL tires. 315536-3807

13’ 9” Rake

$140/Mo. 0% for 48 Mos. OR 2% for 60 Mos.

JOHN DEERE Baler Parts: 347, 346, 336, 224, 214, 24T, 14T. Nelson Horning 585-5266705

15% Down

On Rakes, Tedders, Mowers



JUST PURCHASED 3 more Case IH 2366 combines, now 7 in stock. All very nice. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

Farm Machinery For Sale

Maine To North Carolina

Hiring For Fall?


Partner Up Instead

GEHL 170 grinder mixer with electronic scales, $7,000. 315-946-0087 IH 1460 COMBINE, very good condition with 810 16.5 grain table. 585-548-2277

25% Bank Financed @ $47,250 / Partner / The Works

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’02 JD 7210 Cab, 4WD, PQ, 8498 hrs. . . .$24,800 ’07 JD 6615 Cab, 4WD, syncro, 4786 hrs. .$27,500 JD 2950 Cab, 4WD, hi & low dual remotes . . .Call JD 6400 ROPS, 2WD syncro . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call ’07 JD 5325 ROPS, 4WD, 164 hrs., nice .$25,500 JD 640 Loader w/joystick & valves . . . . . . .$3,800

Lackawanna County, PA

CASE IH 2009 MAXXUM 115 Tractor, MFD, CAH, 24 speed, 3 remotes, 90% Rubber, 1801 hours, 117hp, Factory Warranty Ending Sept. 29, 2011 or 2000 hours

Questions? Call us. PH#

Farm Machinery For Sale


B&E MANUFACTURING: Kicker racks, slant bar feeders, headlock feeders, round bale carriers, low profile bale carriers. 315-536-9513

Now with Changeable Hookups

Farm Machinery For Sale

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Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale


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

570-833-5214 MESHOPPEN, PA 18630

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale


NEW STEEL BALE WAGONS, all steel, 2”pressure treated floor, 9x8x18 w/wide track 8T gear, $3,799. 10 bale round bale carrier, 6x12”box beam, $2,999. Feeder wagons all sizes. 570-446-3170

STAINLESS STEEL horizontal storage tanks, various sizes available, 2,000 to 3,000 gallons, priced at $1.00 per gallon. Located in Hammondsport,NY. Call Fred at 607868-4884


•JD L3020 dsl PS •E4020 •3010 •2630 •2950 4WD •L4020 PS •2640 •3020 std, burnt •2010 •JD 5400 4WD burnt •4020 PS 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

NELSON PARTS 800-730-4020 315-536-3737

Combine Salvage

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

ai products

Case, IH, John Deere, Massey Harris/Ferguson, Ford, Kubota, Oliver, AC

TRACT Service and Repair OR PA RTS • Baler Belts • Clutch Kits • Injection & Hydraulic Pumps • Turbo’s • Tires & Tubes • Rims

Parts for All Makes of Tractors

RIDGE FARM SUPPLY, Inc. 10243 Ridge Rd., Medina, NY 14103 585-735-7429 Order online

KICKER BALE WAGONS $2,350; 8 & 10 Ton Running Gears, $1,325-$1,500; 20’ Bale Carriers, $2,750. Horst’s Welding, 585-526-5954 KUBOTA 2008 M125X Tractor, 125hp, MFD, CAH, Dual Remotes, 85% Rubber, 3pt. Hitch, PTO, 2580 Hours, Drive Train Warranty Ends Aug. 11, 2011 or 3000 Hours . . . . . .$42,000.00 Call 570-587-1725 Lackawanna County, PA L2 GLEANER COMBINE, 16’ flex & 16’ rigid head, good condition, $15,000 OBO. 585721-7684


(716) 358-3006 • (716) 358-3768 Ship UPS Daily

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

MASSEY FERGUSON 300 combine, w/ 12’ grain head, $1,500; (1) 18.4x38 rear tractor tire, $100; 300 GAL. RUBBERMAID stack watering tank, $75; 585-658-3788 NEW AND USED PARTS for New Holland 782, 790, 890, 892, 900; John Deere 3940, 3950, 3960. NEW & USED New Holland baler parts. Closed Sundays. 607-2438151

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NEW for Martin’s Welding: Round Bale Grabber, regular price $1,200.00, special $1,075.00. 315-536-8854

MABIES OEM PARTS Massey Challenger Allis White Krone Perkins Hesston 315-687-7891

NEW HOLLAND 707 chopper, 2 heads, $1,000 OBO; New Holland 607 V-tank manure spreader, many new parts, $3,200 OBO; John Deere hydro push spreader, $950 OBO. 716-751-9649 leave message. NEW IDEA 2 row corn picker, PTO, super sheller, shed kept, model 325. 845-626-7103 NEW JOHN DEERE Mo-Co, never used. 717-629-3006

New Skid Loader Attachments, Buckets, Pallet Forks, Manure Forks, Bale Spears, Feed Pushers, Adapter Plates, Skid Steer Hitch



NH ROUND BALER 644, net wrap, asking $10,000. 315521-2552

NH 316, ejector, electric controls, $3,200; JD 24T, $1,100; new HD bale grabber, $1,950; new Miller wrapper with cut & hold, $8,100; Super Crimp hay conditioner, $4,200. 585526-6705 NH BC5070 baler, thrower, hydroformatic, hydraulic tongue, preserve applicator, stored inside, $19,250; WHITE 588 plow, 6-bottom, spring reset, semi-mounted, side hill hitch, $3,200; VERMEER RP78 rock picker, $5,000; 315-391-8949. ONE OF LARGEST Selection of used JD & Case IH combines in East. Most with 1 year warranty on motor & transmission. Bloomsburg, PA 800919-3322 ONE OF LARGEST Selections of JD & Case IH combines in East. All backed by warranty. We specialize in later model combines. 3.9% 5 year or 4.9% (7) year. 1-800919-3322 PEOPLE WILL PAY TO HUNT on your land. Earn top $$$ for hunting rights. Call for a FREE quote and info packet toll free 1-866-309-1507 or request at Red Dragon 12 row propane flamer for organic weeding, one year old, excellent condition, $15,000; 15’ rotary hoe, good condition, $1,500. Call Doug 585-721-4728 ROTARY CUTTERS, 15’ JD, like new; H&S bi-fold rake; 15’ Rhino, very good; heavy duty 10’ 3pt. hitch brush cutter; 3pt. offset 7’ Alamo flail mower; 8’ offset Woods bushog; parts for JD & NH bale throwers; also parts for JD balers; quarter-turn bale chutes. 585-7321953

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn


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

814-793-4293 WE HAVE 7 CASE IH 2366 combines for sale today. All have super sharp appearance & quality. all sell with one year motor and transmission warranty. 3.9% fin. Zeisloft Farm Eq., Bloomsburg, PA 800919-3322 WE SELL AFTERMARKET combine & tractor parts. We ship! Most parts 1/2 of OEM with 1 year warranty! Zeisloft Eq. parts #570-437-3440 WIL-RICH 2900 semi-mounted 4 bottom plow, excellent condition. 585-584-8334 WIRE CORN CRIB, 16’ dia. 16’ tall with roof, torn dorn, good condition, $600.00. 315754-6350 evenings STRAW CHOPPER for John Deere combine, 42” wide. 814-683-4168

Farm Machinery Wanted WANTED: Straw chopper for 1620 Case IH combine. 814683-4168




• Livestock Feeds • Ration Balancing • SeedWay Seeds • Crystalyx Products Buying Corn, Feed Wheat & Oats

(315)) 549-82266 Romulus, NY 14541

VNS Buckwheat seed, certified organic, 90% germination, cleaned, $25.00/50lb. bagged, $23.00/50lb. totes. 607-564-7701 BUCKWHEAT SEED for sale. $30.00 per 50 lbs. Certified organic seed also available. 716-761-6786


Smiley’s Hay Equipment

Buying Machines Dead or Alive

(315) 549-7081

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers WANTED: 4CYL. DIESEL engine with clutch; Steel tracks for IH combine. Call 585-526-7133

All in Stock - Call For Pricing



SLURRYSTORE 45’ dia. 20’ high, is dismantled, $2,000 OBO. 315-754-6350 evenings.

4x4 tractors, backhoes, dozers, compact tractors, excavators, blacktop rollers, pavers, seal outfits, dump trucks, rollback truck perfect to haul scrap with. Square balers, round balers, tedders, brush hogs, York rakes, hay elevators, mixer wagons, hay wagons, finish mowers, post pounders, post hole diggers, sickle bar mowers. Land plows, disks, harrows, cultivators, seeders, fertilizer spreaders, cultipackers, rototillers, corn planters, hay rakes, haybines, discbines.

Custom Roasting and Cooling Your Soybeans,Corn, etc. At Your Farm or Mill Serving All of NY State




8408 CARNEY HOLLOW RD., WAYLAND, NY 14572 Sales & Installations Building Since 1981

• Posts • Board • Split Rail • HT Wire • Vinyl • Energizers

E FARM FENCE & SUPPLY EMPIR “Miles of Quality Start Here”

• High Tensile • Split Rail • Misc. Types of Fence • Energizers • Fencing Supplies

4097 Rt. 34B, Union Springs, NY 13160 RUSTIN WILSON

(315) 364-5240

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





3 Board • Split Rail HT Wire • Ag Fence Chain Link • Vinyl Residential • Commercial

585-349-4119 R & R FENCING LLC • • • •

Equine Livestock Post Driving Pasture & Paddock Design BRIAN ROSS


9479 Alleghany Rd Corfu NY 14036 15 Years of Professional Fencing Installations “Quality You Can Trust”

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw Wanted

Help Wanted

The Best Method For Covering Hay Stacks


Service Tech Needed

PROTECT YOUR FEED FROM THE WEATHER Save money in prevented feed losses & up to 5 seasons of use Large Inventory • Next Day Shipping

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FARM EQUIPMENT MECHANIC: Qualifications Needed: 2 years + previous experience as farm equipment mechanic. Skills required - diagnosis of repairs needed and proper repair of farm tractors - hay and forage equipment, planting and seeding equipment - tillage equipment. PARTS COUNTER PERSON: Qualifications Needed: 2 years experience as parts counter person or related experience. Familiarity w/looking up parts on computer w/customers on phone or at counter for farm. Familiarity w/farm - light construction - lawn & garden equipment will be a plus. Good people & communications skills w/customers & employees.

Case/IH, Kubota dealer seeks motivated Service Technician. Great compensation and benefits package. Compensation based on experience. Willingness to grow a plus. Send resumé in confidence to

Randall Implements Co. 2991 St. Hwy. 5S, Fultonville, NY 12072 or email to SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE EDUCATOR/ LAND PROTECTION SPECIALIST The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County and the Finger Lakes Land Trust seek a dynamic individual to advance land protection and sustainable agriculture programs within New York’s scenic Finger Lakes Region. This position is supported by a joint venture involving these two organizations and is responsible for implementing conservation easement projects, working with landowners to develop proposals for farmland protection funding, and also developing and implementing educational programs relating to sustainable agriculture, horticulture and natural resources. Practical knowledge of agriculture, natural resources, and conservation easements is preferred as is a BS degree in agriculture, natural resources, or a related field. Competitive salary and benefits provided. Position is based in Penn Yan, NY. For more information, application materials and a full job description, call 315-536-5123 or visit Additional information about the Finger Lakes Land Trust is available at< Applications accepted until the position is filled. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

WRITERS WANTED Country Folks is looking for self-motivated free-lance writers to contribute to their weekly agricultural paper. Knowledge of the industry a must. Articles could include educational topics as well as feature articles. Please send resume to Joan Kark-Wren or call 518-673-3237 ext 241


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Enjoy the spectacular view and southern exposure from the deck of your remodeled farm house. The first floor features an open dining room kitchen combination with Hickory cabinets, cathedral ceiling and a skylight. Living room and office complete the first floor. A sliding glass door leads to a deck with views into the Pennsylvania hills. The second floor has the master bedroom, master bath and a second bedroom. There is a 45x100 metal pole building that is divided into a 45x48 cement floored radiantly heated shop with an oversized overhead door. The remaining portion is used for loose housing and feed storage. The property consists of 50 acres of woodlands, 50 acres of pasture and hay ground, 50 acres of tillage ground . . . . . . . . . . .$324,900

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2254 - Large Modern Home - Owner is retiring. Madison County Showplace Dairy Farm. Neat, Clean, & Turn-key. 220 acre farm, 160 exceptional well drained tillable acres with additional 40+ acres to rent. Balance mostly pasture, some woods. Two story 68 stall dairy barn with attached 80 stall free stall for dry cow and young stock. 3 very nice Morton machinery buildings. Nice 2 story 5 bedroom 3 bath modern home. Farm is located near the beautiful town of Cazenovia. Just south of Syracuse, NY. This is truly an exceptional farm that has everything. Great milking facility, room for heifers and dry cows, plenty of machinery storage, and enough supporting lands. Farm recently appraised by lead550,000, ing Ag Bank at close to $550,000. . We're asking $5 cattle, machinery, and feed available. 2285 - Western NY Free Stall Operation. 560 acres of land, 315 acres tillable with additional 440 acres available. 3 good free stall barns with 300 stalls. 30x90 machine shop, 5 bunker silos with 7,000 ton capacity, double 6 herringbone parlor. Good 2 story 4 bedroom 1 bath home in good condition. This farm is an ongoing operation, can be purchased with cattle, machinery, and feeds. Owners are retiring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking $750,000 bare. Cattle, equipment and feeds available. 2272 - Herkimer County Faarm - 120+ acres with 50 m/l acres tillable, mostly class 1 soils. Exceptional fertility conducive to growing vegetables. Good 2 story barn 65 tie stalls, enclosed manure room. 60x80 machinery building, with 8x14 cooler room. 28x48 greenhouse building. Location of this farm is outstanding for growing and selling vegetables, sweet corn and beef. Farm borders the beautiful West Canada Creek.Awesome fishing and kayaking. Close to Adirondack Park. This is a very good farm with a lot of different opportunities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking $320,000. 2286 - 450 +/- Acre Jefferson County Dairy Farm. 200+ tillable, good soils, fields are large and lay nice. Land is also partially certified organic. Lots and lots of additional land close by to rent, if needed.Very nice 118 stall free stall barn, Patz TMR mixer, and shovel feeder system. Double 6 milking parlor, 2 good machinery buildings, additional 2 story barn for young stock. A very nice 2 story remodeled 5 bedroom home with additional 2 story older 5 bedroom home included. 2 houses, great barns, lots of land all close by.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking $600,000, farm can be easily made into 2 farms with a 3rd farm available. Call for details or see 3rd farm on our Web site #2273.

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SOLLENBERGER SILOS, LLC, 5778 Sunset Pike, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Poured Concrete silos since 1908, Manure Storage and Precast Products. For Information: Ken Mansfield 717-503-8909 “1908-2008” Celebrating 100 Years

Tractor Parts NEW AND USED TRACTOR PARTS: John Deere 10,20,30,40 series tractors. Allis Chalmers, all models. Large inventory! We ship. Mark Heitman Tractor Salvage, 715-673-4829

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Trucks NEW 22’ Long Truck Bed American ABC Body Co., Steel Frame and Headboard with Composite Floor and Mayon Lift Gate. Model MTB-25. 2500 lb. Lift Capacity . . . . . . . . . .$5,500.00

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JUL 9-15 National Junior Limousin Show, All American Limousin Futurity Tri-State Expo Complex and the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, Texas. The NJLS&C will not accept entries after June 10. Contact North American Limousin Foundation (NALF), 303220-1693. On Internet at JUL 10-16 National Junior Angus Show Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA. Contest entry deadlines and further information about the NJAS are available at Contact Junior Activities Dept., 816383-5100. On Internet at JUL 12 Grassland Dairy Pasture Walk Grassland Dairy, Brent Tillotson & Family, 6350 Sparks Rd, Pavilion, NY. Lunch at noon. Wrap up at 3

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(Qty 5) Freightliner FL112 Daycabs Cat C13 125hp, 10 speed, 12k axle, 46k rears, Average 510k miles, 185” Wheelbase $32,500 each

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2008 Lufkin 38’ Dump Trailer Excellent condition, electric tarp $22,500

1999 Cat D5M X Engine just rebuilt, 70% U/C, 6 way blade, OROPS. $45,000

2006 Komatsu D31PX-21A Dozer 3700 Hours, new U/C, cab with heat and air, 6 way blade, Ready to work. $48,000

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pm. Workshop fee is $10/person, which includes lunch.Registration deadline is July 6. To register for the workshop, contact Cathy Wallace at 585-343-3040 ext. 138 or e-mail your name, address and phone number to For more information, contact Nancy Glazier at 585315-7746. JUL 13 Weed Days H.C. Thompson Research Farm,Freeville, NY. 8 am registration. Coffee (beverage), doughnuts and informational trial packet ($8) Afternoon program 2-5 pm. Field Crop Weed Control at Robert B. Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, NY (1256 Poplar Ridge Road, connects 90 and 34B). 1:30 pm registration (free). 121:30 pm NYSABA Pork BBQ lunch at Musgrave Research Farm. JUL 13 & 20 Strategic Marketing Workshops for Livestock Producers The four part series costs $10/farm (up to two people) per session or $30 for the series of four workshops. This workshop series will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension at locations around New York State. Preregistration is required. 1. Cornell Cooperative Extension Center Ontario County 480 North Main St., Canandaigua Registration contact: 585-394-3977 ext. 427 or e-mail Nancy Anderson with your name, address and phone number. 2. CCE Saratoga County, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa Registration contact: 518885-8995 or email Paula Schafer at pjb11@cornell .edu Contact Matt LeRoux, 607-272-2292 or mnl28 JUL 14 Aurora Farm Field Day Robert B. Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, NY. 10 am - 3 pm. Free registration begins at 9 am with coffee and doughnuts. Free lunch at noon. JUL 16 Game of Logging The Arnot. On Internet at orestconnect/GOL.html Obtaining a Raw Milk Permit Sunny Cove Farm, 1444 Randolph Rd., Alfred Station, NY. 10 am - 12:30 pm. Free for NOFA-NY members and $15 for all others. JUL 16, 24 & 30 Guided Farm Tours at Heather Ridge Farm Heather Ridge Farm Store & Cafe, 989 Broome Center Rd.. Your guide will show you many animals: all grassfed Devon and Angus cattle, Icelandic and Dorset sheep, Boer goats, heritage breed pigs, meat chickens, layers, guinea hens, guard llamas, an alpaca and donkey. All tours will start at 10:30 a.m. Reservations for the farm tours can be made by calling 518-239-6234, or sending and e-mail to $5 per adult, who can be accompanied by two children. The walking tour goes up and down hills and through grassy fields. Sturdy walking shoes that can get dirty are recommended. JUL 17 Tour of West Haven Farm and Local Foods Dinner CSA farm located right at EcoVillage. The Celebration will kick off at 4 pm with a reception and educational

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Calendar of Events poster display highlighting the students’ final projects. At 4:30 pm the students will lead an educational tour of West Haven Farm. The culminating event, a gourmet locally sourced dinner prepared and served by the students, begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 suggested donation for the general public; children 10 and under are admitted free. Tickets are on sale now; visit www. to order online or call Devon at 727-410-4073 to reserve your plate. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but RSVP is required. JUL 18 & 25 Caring For Your Woodland I Campbell’s Tree Farm, 1348 Stitzinger Rd, Tionesta, PA. 6-9 pm. Cost is $15 to attend. Make checks payable to PSCE Forest Co and return to: PSCE Forest Co., 668 Elm St., Suite C, Tionesta, PA 16353. Register by July 11. Call 814-755-3544 or e-mail

JUL 19 High Tunnel Tour and Meeting 10 am - 2 pm. Participants will need to bring their lunch with them. Pre-registration is required by July 15. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County, 607-664-2300. Organic Grain Marketing Webinar 12 pm. Register online at CropInsurance.html JUL 19 - AUG 31 The 7 Threats to Your Family Security 5789 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, NY (1st Floor Conference Room). Topics include: Wills & Trusts, Probate, Health Care Proxies, Powers of Attorney, staying in control of your “stuff” & protecting it from the govt., nursing homes, lawsuits, taxes, children’s divorces, creditors & “predators,” paying for quality care in your home/assisted living facility without losing your business and/or lifetime of assets, qualifying for Medicaid/ VA Benefits, keeping personal information private and much more. There is no cost or obligation to attend this workshop, however, registration is required due to limited seating. Call 315-446-3850.

JUL 20 Farmland Protection Webinars Future webinars include: Helping a “New Generation” Succeed in Farming, March 16; Slicing and Dicing Our Way to New Jobs and Economic Opportunities, April 20. Exploring Alternate Ways to Protect Farmland, May 18. When Local Food Is Illegal: Keeping Zoning Farm Friendly, June 15 & Buy Local First: How to Keep Public Food Dollars in Your Community, July 20. Contact New York AFT Office, 518581-0078, e-mail: On Internet at www.farmland. org/newyork JUL 21 Diversifying the Family Farm Engelbert Farms, Nichols, NY. 1-3 pm. Cost is $10. Contact Katie, 585-2711979 ext 512. JUL 21-22 2011 Finger Lakes Environment and Development Conference Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. This 2 day conference will provide education, information resources, and practical

knowledge regarding potential costs and benefits of shale gas development in NY, for the purpose of facilitating informed decisionmaking by individuals, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, health professionals, planners and their counsel Registration Fee includes meals, on campus parking and printed conference materials. For details and registration visit http://fli. JUL 24 Small Scale Woodlot & Sugarbush Management Workshop Pierce Whitney Woodlot, Route 242, Machias, NY. 1-5 pm. Registration includes all handout materials, scale stick and approximately 4 hours of instruction. Space is limited; pre-registration is required and costs $15. Contact Lynn A. Bliven, 585268-7644 ext. 18, e-mail On Internet at http://ccealleganycat JUL 25 PowerPoint and Your Farm Cornell Food & Agricultural Technology Park, Geneva, NY. 7-9 pm. $10. Learn how to use PowerPoint software

to plan and create a basic digital slideshow. Registration requested. Contact Nancy Anderson, 585-3943977 ext. 427 or nea8@ AUG 10-12 31st Annual National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association Show National Pike Steam, Gas, & Horse Association Grounds, 222 Spring Rd, (4 miles west of Brownsville off US 40), Brownsville, PA. Antique farm, construction, mining equipment, trucks and more. Contact Louis McMaster, 724-356-2307. AUG 13 Farm City Day Jerry Dell Farm, Freeville, NY. 11 am - 4 pm. Contact CCE Office, 607-257-2292. AUG 25 - 28 Cornell Maple Camp Cornell University Arnot Forest near Ithaca, NY. Open to all maple producers and those wishing to become maple producers. Registration information is available by going to and selecting Cornell Maple Camp.

SEP 16 & 21 14th Annual All Dairy Antiques & Collectibles Show Dairy Activity Center, PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Harrisburg, PA. Fri. noon - 5 pm. Sat. thru Wed. 8 am - 5 pm. Free parking, free exhibitor space & free admission. Featuring Holstein breed items, but all dairy related collectors and invited and encouraged to attend. Antique Consignment Auction Tues., Sept. 20. Contact Gary Gojsovich 717-635-5067 or Lolly Lesher 717-787-2905. SEP 18/20 2011 New York State Maple Tour The tour will feature visits to a variety of maple operations. Tour stop information will be available soon at and SEP 22-24 3rd International Symposium on Mastitis and Milk Quality St. Louis, MO. Submission of abstracts for presentation at this fall symposium (either as a poster or orally) will be due by March 1. Watch the NMC Web site at for more details.

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TITLE 1 Ì President/CEO 2 Ì Manager/Supervisor 3 Ì Other FULL TIME EMPLOYEES 1 Ì 1-5 2 Ì 6-25 3 Ì >25 NUMBER YOUR PRIMARY BUSINESS #1, SECONDARY #2, ETC. 1 Asphalt Paving _____________________ 2 Concrete Paving ___________________ 3 Oil & Stone Paving__________________ 4 Bridge Construction _________________ 5 Excavating ________________________ 6 Utility/Underground _________________ 7 Construction Demolition______________ 8 Landscaping ______________________ 9 Land Clearing _____________________ 10 Logging _________________________ 11 Other ___________________________

HOW MANY OF THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU OWN OR LEASE? 1 Excavators ________________________ 2 Dozers ___________________________ 3 Track/Wheel Loaders ________________ 4 Trucks____________________________ 5 Backhoes, TLB’s ___________________ 6 Other Heavy Equipment _____________

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AUCTION NOTICE Farm Days Equipment & Truck Auctions Thursday, August 11, 2011 Next to Empire Farm Days Show • 2973 Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY Roy Teitsworth, Inc. ~ Successful Auctions for 41 Years Plain old-fashioned hard work, experience and market knowledge make this the team to choose for successful auctions. Now is the time to call for a no obligation consultation or appraisal. There are many options available to market your business assets. We would be pleased to discuss the auction methods with you. Give us a call today. If you are looking for clean, well-maintained municipal equipment and trucks, at absolute public auction, here are some tentative dates to keep in mind. Please also visit THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011 FARM & EQUIPMENT AUCTION NEXT TO EMPIRE FARM DAYS SHOW FARM EQUIPMENT, TRACTORS, ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ROUTE 414 SENECA FALLS, N.Y SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 9:00 A.M. OSWEGO COUNTY MUNICIPAL CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT AUCTION OSWEGO COUNTY DPW OSWEGO, NY

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