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As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. ~ Proverbs 27:19

First responders give tractor safety demonstration Car versus tractor ~ never an equal match

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by Sally Colby A sobering headline: Police say a car trying to pass a slow-moving tractor on a rural road in Yates County, New York, collided with a van full of Amish farmers from Steuben County, killing five people and injuring nine others. “This is a scene we see all too often,” said Dave Hill, senior extension associate and agricultural emergency management program director at Penn State. “There are developments where farms used to be, and those developments are residences for non-farm people who are driving on the roads. We find ourselves sharing the roads with people who don’t understand farm equipment. A lot of these people have less patience — they’re in a hurry and just want to go down the road. They don’t want to be bothered by a tractor that’s pulling an implement from field to field.” Hill manages a program aimed at training first responders who help at farm-related accidents. “We teach fire fighters how to respond to agricultural accidents,” he said. “Tractor turn-overs, machinery entanglements, silo entrapments.” Hill also oversees a farm-family program that teaches farm families what to do while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. “The peak time for farm vehicle accidents is late afternoon — from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.,” said Hill, “and June and October are the peak months for

accidents. The majority of accidents occur when the tractor driver turns left. That person behind you has been putting up with your speed for long enough, so he tries to pass. He can’t see you, and he tries to pass just as you’re turning left.” Hill says that before making a left turn, tractor drivers should pull into the right lane so that they can see everyone behind them prior to turning. He added that the second most common accident is rear-end collisions, many of which are the result of someone is talking on a cell phone, texting or distracted in some other way. “They’re driving at 55 mph, become distracted, and all of the sudden there’s a tractor and implement in front of them going 15 mph.” That type of accident, a rear-ender, is what a team of first responders demonstrated to a huge crowd at Penn State during Ag Progress Days. Hill explained the process for accident response, noting that police are usually first to arrive on the scene. “Next, the fire chief and the rest of the company arrive to stabilize the scene,” he said. “The tractor and car are stabilized so that they don’t roll. The EMS will focus on stabilizing victims and preparing them for transport to the hospital.” The team worked carefully and seamlessly; first stabilizing the woman (a volunteer) who had fallen from the tractor and then working to extricate the driver (a dummy) from the car.

In some cases, parts of the vehicle must be removed to gain access to additional victims.

“We have a ‘golden hour’ rule,” said Hill. “The victim has a much better chance of surviving their injuries if we can get them to a surgeon at a trauma center within an hour.” Hill noted the accident in New York brought numerous rescue workers to the scene, including several helicopters. “The farm vehicle was a field sprayer loaded with chemicals,” he said. “It wasn’t leaking, but it would’ve been a more serious incident if the tank had been breached.” Throughout the demonstration, Hill discussed some of the most important safety measures for those who drive farm equipment on pub-

The stabilized victim is placed on a board and moved away from the accident scene so rescue workers can work on the automobile and tractor as well as the victim in the vehicle.

lic roads. “As farm equipment gets bigger, it also gets faster,” he said. “If you’re driving farm equipment on the highway, make sure you’re driving at the appropriate speed for the equipment. Some of the new tractors are designed to be operated in excess of 25 mph — that’s fine if you’re pulling implements that are also designed to go 25 mph. High-speed tractors with low speed implements are not a good combination.” Hill also noted that all equipment operators should be properly

trained, and that equipment should be wellmaintained and roadworthy with hitch pins, steering, tires, bearings and brakes in good condition. The slow moving vehicle (SMV) sign should be in good condition and properly mounted. “It’s designed to be mounted on the back of equipment for equipment traveling at 25 mph or slower,” said Hill. “The inside triangle is visible during daylight hours and the outside triangle is visible at night. Consider an escort vehicle on busy

rural roads so that people behind know what’s going on. Use proper lighting and take every opportunity to let nonfarm neighbors understand the issues of moving farm equipment on the highway.” Hill says accidents involving automobiles and farm vehicles are becoming more frequent. “Tractors are getting bigger and there are more non-farm people in rural communities,” he said. “It’s our obligation to inform people at every opportunity about farm equipment on the road.”

After the victim is removed from the scene, fire personnel carefully stabilize the automobile and tractor with a series of supporting blocks and jacks. Photos by Sally Colby

NOFA-NY presents transitioning to GAPs compliance for organic farms by Jennifer Wagester PHELPS, NY — The Fellenz family has been organic farming since 2005 and supplies a wide range of fresh produce to over 220 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members in Pittsford, Canandaigua, and Geneva. They also operate a retail farm stand at their farm and offer u-pick strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. This year, Fellenz Family Farm participated in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program that unites auditors from the USDA and Northeast Organic Farming Association — New York (NOFA-NY) Certified Organic, LLC. The resulting joint audit yielded a better understanding of how organic farms can include Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in their existing organic program. On Sept. 29, 14 individuals from the organic farming community met at the Fellenz Family Farm to learn from the farm’s audit experience. The workshop is part of the NOFA-NY 2011 Organic Field Days. In total, 38 workshops were offered this year in conjunction with agencies such as Cornell Cooperative Extension, the USDA, and Alfred State College. Andy Fellenz led participants through a tour of the farm and discussed how operating procedures have changed to improve food safety. Hand washing has increased as employees must wash often, especially before entering the field. All tools are cleaned before harvesting, soil on the produce is removed in the field when possible, and produce is transported in carts or by hand to minimize ground contact. The totes that hold produce are plastic, which allows them to be washed and sanitized. Produce that shows damage is not harvested with consumer-ready produce. There is also no eating while harvesting as saliva can travel from mouth to hands and then to produce. The requirement to use “indoor plumbing” restroom facilities followed by hand washing also reduces contamination risks from workers. For safety, glass is not allowed in the field or packing shed. Inside high tunnels, the rows between plants such as tomatoes are narrow. Small baskets minimize contact with

plants and unripe produce. With the exception of berries, all produce is washed before being offered to CSA members or for sale. Washing produce can introduce food safety risks. Betsy Bihn, Produce Safety Alliance Program Director and Coordinator of the National GAPs Program at Cornell University, provided suggestions for minimizing this risk. Using batch water without sanitizer can lead to cross contamination. This happens when contaminated produce introduces pathogens to water that is later used to wash clean produce. Dr. Bihn recommended adding sanitizer to the water to prevent cross contamination. While municipal water usually has a residual of approximately 2 ppm of chlorine, its disinfecting capacity diminishes as it comes into contact with organic matter. Adding sanitizer and monitoring its concentration levels kills pathogens in the wash water. Dr. Bihn also discouraged cooling produce that comes in warm from the field (such as tomatoes and peppers) with cold water baths. Placing warm produce in cold water can allow water entry at the stem or through blemishes. If pathogens are present in the water, these pathogens can enter otherwise clean produce. Commercial blast chillers, coolers, or other devices that cool produce using cold air or a single pass of cold water pose less risk. Coolers at Fellenz Family Farm operate on a first in, first out principal. This prevents produce from getting “lost” in the cooler, which reduces post harvest rot and the time for bacteria, if present, to grow. Large shipments of fruit leave the cooler three times a week. After each shipment the cooler is thoroughly cleaned to remove debris that could harbor pathogens. When Fellenz Family Farm offers upick onsite, a portable restroom facility with a hand washing station is provided to promote good hygiene. The farm provides clean, new containers for u-picking, though customers are allowed to bring their own containers. Clear boundaries are set to ensure customers stay in areas designated for u-pick to avoid contaminating other fields. In the event that contamination

occurs, Fellenz Family Farm can properly respond and issue a recall if necessary. The farm keeps detailed harvest and transport logs that allow staff to trace produce from the field to its customers. If a problem is reported, CSA members who are affected can be contacted and made aware of the situation. Recently, Andy Fellenz tested their communication network. CSA customers were sent a “test” e-mail and asked to reply — approximately 90 percent responded. The retail farm stand was not included in the recall plan as its customers are usually unidentified. However, produce records that include the times at which the produce was available for sale are kept. These records allow the farm to trace produce if a customer reports contamination or quality issues. Overall, Andy Fellenz considered the

joint audit a good learning experience for his farm and for the auditors. While reviewing his farm, the auditors discussed many of the audit requirements and gained a greater understanding of how their agencies impact producers. Dr. Bihn noted this is one of the pilot program’s goals as it facilitates coordination between two agencies. The Fellenz Family Farm wants to ensure their produce is safe, and the audit process showed how the farm can further reduce food safety risks. Andy Fellenz foresees improvements continuing as Good Agricultural Practices are adopted at the farm. More information about Fellenz Family Farm is located online at Those interested in learning more about NOFA-NY and NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC can find information online at

Agricultural plastic container recycling planned Oct. 13 and 14 U.S. Ag Recycling Inc. will be picking up agricultural plastic containers throughout New York State in the month of October. The service is free to farmers and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to burning or throwing away agricultural containers. Farmers are being “Green” by demonstrating product stewardship. In Steuben County, Cornell Cooperative Extension and The Steuben County Landfill will host a site for U.S. Ag Recycling to pick up ag plastic from our area farmers. Agricultural producers and custom applicators all around western New York State are recycling their triple–rinsed plastic containers from agricultural crop protection products such as specialty pest control, crop oils, surfactants, micro-nutrient/fertilizer, and/or adjuvant products. U.S. Ag Recycling Inc. offers an environmentally “green” convenient option for disposing of their empty containers. US Ag Recycling is a contractor for the industry funded Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) who in 2008 celebrated 100 million pounds of agricultural plastic containers recycled from across the United States. Today ACRC

averages 8 million pounds collected each year. Collected containers are ground into chips and recycled as corrugated plastic field drainage pipe and other ACRC approved products. That’s farmers helping to keep plastic out of the landfills. Containers accepted are HDPE #2 plastic containers only, ranging from less than one gallon to 55 gallon barrels. Only the large 250 gallon shuttle totes must be cut into two foot wide pieces and free of any hardware. Cutting tanks in this manner facilitates proper cleaning and inspection, reduces storage area, and allows for direct feed into the granulation machine. To be acceptable for recycling, plastic containers must be empty, clean, uncapped, and dry. To help store containers until pick up time, large bags that hold 50 to 60 — 2.5 gallon containers are available for free upon registration. Containers can be dropped off to the Steuben County Landfill (Turnpike Road, Bath) Thursday and Friday Oct. 13 and 14 from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. You do not need to pre-register for this event. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-664-2300 for more information.

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In the packing shed, Fellenz Family Farm uses food safety principals from the food service industry. Workshop participants learned how produce from the field is safely prepared for distribution.

From left to right: Jenny Lane and Andy Fellenz of Fellenz Family Farm show workshop participants the tools that they use to promote food safety on the farm. Photos by Jennifer Wagester

2011 National FFA Convention to be televised live on internet Broadcast will also be live to all mobile phones In a significant technological move forward for agriculture, the National FFA Organization will stream its 2011 National Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 19-22 live online via the newly launched Alltech Ag Network on The televised convention will be accessible real time via computers, iPads and all iPhone, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices. As FFA membership stands at more than a half-million students throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, expects this to be their largest telecast ever. Yet the significance of the convention broadcast goes beyond recordbreaking metrics. “Agriculture is taking the lead in communications, moving high tech to engage the world in its story,” said Billy Frey, general manager of the Alltech Ag Network. “’s unique platform enables it to, for example, on a recent Friday night, broadcast more than 170 high school football games simultaneously and live to mo-

bile devices free of charge. This is a capability far beyond many major sports organizations and applications. FFA is now harnessing this power, broadening its reach at a time when our growing population is moving increasingly far away from the stories of the farm and the origins of their food.”, the Global Youth Network, is designed to provide free feature-rich Web services to schools, students and youth organizations, and enables live streaming of events, mobile broadcasting, unlimited photo uploads and more. Using’s unique feature-rich Web and broadcast platform, high schools and organizations such as the National High School Rodeo Association, U.S. Pony Club, USA Swimming, the Bass Federation, BMX tracks, AAU and many others are able to share their events in real time with a global audience that can access the streaming video on any computer or mobile device. Currently, iHigh receives 1.3 million unique

visitors per month with a growth of 30 percent just within the last 30 days. “ is a true supporter of FFA and exemplifies this by providing the means to take our convention message to tens of thousands of FFA members throughout the country and beyond who aren’t able to attend the event,” said National FFA Organization CEO Dwight Armstrong. “This is a major opportunity for FFA and we are extremely grateful for’s expertise, resources and abilities to reach our membership in a new and meaningful way.” “I am so pleased that one of the premier youth organizations in the United States, the FFA, has chosen to use the Alltech Ag Channel on to reach their audience in this ever-changing world of technology,” said Jim Host, CEO of The broadcast schedule for the 2011 FFA National Convention is as follows (times are listed in EST): • I Believe – Opening Session at Conseco Fieldhouse – Oct. 19, 7:15 p.m.

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• I Believe in Action – Second Session at Conseco Fieldhouse – Oct. 20, 2 p.m. • I Believe in... – Third Session at Conseco Fieldhouse – Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. • I Believe in Service – Fourth Session at Conseco Fieldhouse – Oct. 21, 8 a.m. • I Believe in Leader-

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Senator Casey will introduce The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011 While we were in Washington, D.C., [the week of Sept. 26], staff members of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), announced that the Pennsylvania Senator will be introducing the Federal Milk Marketing Act of 2011 [hopefully the week of Oct. 3]. Senator Casey along with former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, had introduced the original version of the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act. Presently we are seeking other U.S. Senators to co-sponsor the proposed bill. Dairy farmers, agri-business people and all interested parties should be contacting their U.S. Senators and urge them to co-sponsor the proposed bill. In our opinion the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011 is the only proposed dairy legislation that will allow the average dairy farmer to cover their cost of operation and return a profit to his dairy farm. The continued decline in the value of manufactured dairy products, which will result in substantial lower prices to dairy farmers clearly indicates that dairy farmers deserve a new pricing formula to cover their continued increase in operating their dairy farms. Another important reason for a new pricing formula: In the past we have printed out several reasons why all dairy farmers deserve a new pricing formula. Now we have another reason. When Congress passed legislation that implemented the Milk Income Loss Contract payments (MILC) on Class I milk, they established the Class I target price (for the MILC program) at $16.94 per cwt. The $16.94 price actually was the same Class I price that was used in the former Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact. After a few years of the $16.94 Class I target price, the U.S. Congress implemented a feed adjuster which resulted in a higher Class I target price. Some people are estimating the target price could reach $22 per cwt this fall. This could call for MILC payments to be made later on. However, for the time being let’s forget about the MILC payments. More importantly the probable $22 target price for Class I milk, (again

for MILC payments) means there will be a $5.06 per cwt increase in the dairy farmers cost of production for the cost of feeding his dairy animals. However, what about the remaining cost of production on the dairy farmers operation? These costs have also escalated. As I observe the cost of production figures issued by the USDA, it appears that approximately 50 percent of the dairy farmers’ cost of production figures are related to feed costs and 50 percent for all other costs of production. With this in mind, then if the target price for Class I milk (again for the MILC payments) raised $5 per cwt because of the increase in feed costs since the beginning of the MILC program, than all other costs also raised approximately $5 per cwt. With these calculations then the true value of Class I milk in Federal Order Number 1 should be approximately $27 per cwt. Is this too high? I don’t think so. The highest Class I price in Federal Order Number 1 was $25.16 per cwt in September 2007. In Pennsylvania, the PA Milk Marketing Board had a premium on fluid milk of approximately $2 per cwt over the $25.16 which meant a total Class I price of approximately $27.16. In order Number 1, if you subtract the $3.25 per cwt differential it would leave a manufactured price of $23.75. Isn’t this strange; the USDA’s cost of production figures indicate the National Average cost of producing milk for June of 2011 was $23.62. This is only $0.13 per cwt different from calculating the price through the MILC payments of $27 per cwt for Class I milk. No matter how you analyze it, by using USDA’s figures, every dairy farmer must realize by now exactly why things have been tough and unrealistic to the average dairy farmer. These figures should convince the dairy farmers that the only way they can cover their cost and realize a profit on their dairy farm is to support the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011. Give us a call or e-mail Pro-Ag. We need your help. Phone 570-833-5776 or e-mail: Arden Tewksbury, Manager, Progressive Agriculture Organization

Cover photo by Sally Colby With more automobiles traveling in rural areas, autos vs tractor accidents such as this rear-ender are becoming more frequent.

Red Angus National Convention opens with commercial symposium by Tina L. LaVallee The 2011 Red Angus National Convention kicked off with a commercial cattle symposium in Durham, NC on Sept. 14. The symposium was hosted by the Red Angus Association of the Carolinas and was free of charge to give local cattlemen an opportunity to hear some of the distinguished speakers who had traveled to the state as part of the national convention. More than 160 attendees from as far away as Montana and Colorado came to Durham to experience the southern hospitality. The president and executive secretary of the Canadian Angus Association were also in attendance to hear the latest news on America’s fourth largest beef breed. This was the first time the Red Angus National Convention was held in North Carolina, but Greenville, SC was the site of the 2005 event. The Red Angus Association of the Carolinas, which encompasses both states, was established in 2004 to serve the growing popularity of the breed in the southeast. “We’re excited to have the Red Angus National Convention here,” said Mark Morgan, national board representative for the Northeastern Region. “Preparations have been under way for a whole year.” The Carolinas may not the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of beef cattle production, but the entire southeast is experiencing steady growth and Red Angus are playing a significant role. “We can see by our national membership that the breed is moving east,” said Morgan. “We see excellent growth potential throughout the eastern United States because of the Red Angus’s excellent disposition combined with the heterosis (crossbreeding) benefits for the

commercial cattleman.” The activity in the Carolinas has not gone unnoticed. “The Red Angus Association of the Carolinas is one of the fastest growing in the United States,” said Greg Comstock, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Angus Association. “Southeastern cattlemen have different needs from those west of the Mississippi and Red Angus are increasing in all areas, especially where heat tolerance is an issue. Red-hided cattle offer better adaptive qualities in many situations.” The Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium featured a stellar group of speakers on the topic of adding profitability to the commercial cowherd. Dr. Tonya Amen, genetics expert for Pfizer, began with an explanation of genomic enhanced EPDs and their importance to commercial breeders. “GE-EPDs can help track the most efficient sires, identify bulls with low fertility, and those that produce the highest value at the feedlot,” she explained. Cows also benefit from genetic evaluation. “Genomic data adds accuracy to the standard EPD, which is strictly an estimate. A single genomic test can add as much information as data collected on eight natural calves, a lifetime’s produce for a cow.” This data available at an early age can identify the potential worth of female even before her first breeding, thus allowing better informed decisions regarding sire selection and a heifer’s retention in the herd. Dr. Gordon Jones, Professor at Western Kentucky University, addressed essential cow herd traits. He stated that females must have adaptability to the local environment and forages, good disposition, calving ease, fertility, and

Convention visitors from across the U.S. mingle among the many vendor displays.

longevity. Of these, Jones considered the most important trait to be longevity. “A heifer does not turn a profit until her third or fourth calf. She must be physically able to stay in a producer’s herd long enough to earn her keep.” As for achieving longevity, Jones recommended judicious crossbreeding with British cattle such as the Red Angus and Continental breeds. Next, Dr. Joseph Cassidy, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, gave an interesting report on a joint study being conducted with Mississippi State University on the rate of hair coat shedding and its effect on cow performance. Data is being gathered on 5,000 cows in an effort to learn the effects of a heavier, slow shedding hair coat on heat stress and calf weight gain. Heat stress is a major factor in the south and southeast where high humidity slows a cow’s natural system of evaporative cooling. The session concluded with Larry

Keenan, director of Beef Improvement for the Red Angus Association of America. He emphasized the importance of the whole herd reporting that has been implemented within the Red Angus breed since its inception and how the information gained can help select and retain cattle for the cow/ calf producer. Red Angus CEO Greg Comstock summarized the symposium by stating that the Red Angus Association’s full herd reporting system provides very clean data sets which make predicting certain traits easier and that the organization is focused on making this information more meaningful to the rancher’s profitability. “We cannot become disconnected from the commercial customer. Our goal must be to produce seedstock that fulfills these needs. We want to add value through superior Red Angus genetics and we help accomplish this by providing accurate genetic predictions to our members.”

2011 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference • Discounted lodging available through Oct. 14 Added bonuses: • Optional four-course dinner at the Culinary Institute of America. The tastiest networking experience you’ll have all year • Training Session on Food Safety for Farm Direct Marketing Activities immediately following conference! For more information & to register: • Go to and follow the conference links. • Downloadable agenda and conference poster. Please help spread the word and post in your communities! Questions? • Contact Todd M. Schmit, PhD, Ruth and William Morgan Assistant Professor in Applied Economics and Management Director, Cornell Program on Agribusiness and Economic Development, 437 Warren Hall, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7801. Phone: 607-255-3015. Fax: 607-2559984. E-mail: Visit:

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Dr. Tonya Amen, genetics expert for Pfizer, discussed the importance of genomically enhanced EPDs. Photos by Tina L. LaVallee

The 2011 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference called Capitalizing on Group Action and Business Alliances to Improve Marketing Return will be held on Nov. 7-8, in Hyde Park, NY. Registration is open. Sign up now. Featuring: • Innovative farmer and collaborative networks through strategic business alliances. • Designing new farmer aggregation models to access new and under-served customers. • Alternative marketing models for pricing, research, training, and promotion. • Hands-on training for strengthening cooperation for new and emerging farmer-owned businesses. New this year • Farmer Scholarships available • Additional funding received will waive the registration costs for farmers attending • Spread the word to farmers in your area and bring them along Register now • Online and hard-copy registration available. • Save money by registering by Oct. 31

A Few Words by Phoebe Hall

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If a tree could talk The other day, my husband came up from cutting wood and told me that one of the largest trees on the farm had blown over in this April’s 90-mile per hour wind. It was a fence line border tree between three different farms. He said that he thought I’d like to see it before he cut it up for firewood. Late Sunday afternoon we made the trip down the lane. He wasn’t exaggerating. After measuring it we realized the tree was over 100 feet high and around 15 feet in circumference. That huge fallen tree, even lying on its side, was still massive, measuring over four feet in diameter, 30 feet from the base. The closest we could estimate by counting the rings was that it began growing before the Civil War. If it could talk, I can only imagine what it might tell us. I’m sure it would open up a lot of

hidden stories we didn’t know about. It’s mind boggling just how much has changed since that tree began its growth. Horse and buggies were replaced by the horseless carriage. Oxen and workhorses made way for the iron horse. The Erie Barge Canal was a major means of travel when this place was settled, but was soon replaced by the railroad system. Today, there are millions of trucks doing the majority of the transportation of our goods. Just look at all the communication changes that have taken place. First, gas lights then electricity came on the scene, with all the conveniences that came with it. Telephones, radios, then television, and later computers that are evolving constantly. Electronic gadgets that are too numerous to mention occupy our time. Robotic milkers, trac-

tors that use GPS to navigate across fields without operators, and new seed varieties that are supposed to be the answer to the world’s future hunger needs. Milk production is on an everchanging upward trend. Back in the 1950’s 20,000 pounds of milk, with 800 pounds of butterfat per cow was a pipe dream, but today it is being surpassed. New apple varieties are coming on the scene every year, replacing old proven ones, all planted on dwarf stock, on trellises. Just look at all the major world conflicts that have taken place in the last 150 years. Today, look at the amount of money that is needed in our national budget for our defense. Back 100 years ago, airplanes were barely making it across our nation in a week, but today our military fighters can make that same trip in hours. I wonder what that tree might try and tell us that might be the answer to all the worlds’ problems that we face presently. Look at how many more people we have to feed today on this earth, compared to 150 years ago.

Just a few years ago we were being paid not to produce certain crops, because there was such a surplus. Today, there is talk of rationing certain crops. Everyday, more and more people are asking why we are using corn for ethanol production when supplies are tight. I always wonder why people are reluctant to let the farmers get a small piece of the action, like our friends in the oil business. Don’t they realize they are going to pay for it, either in their food prices or at the pump? I guess we’ll all have to make some tough choices! We are being forced to readjust our thinking on our food supplies and those supplying it. The weather has become the focal point for everyone’s survival and reigns supreme in our minds, not just for vacations and pleasure, but for our existence. What has not changed in all these years? Take a walk outside on a clear crisp night and look up into the heavens and take in the view of all the stars that are still where they always have been since creation. Gaze at the moon as it moves

majestically across the sky, night after night. Look at the eastern horizon every morning and watch the sun unerringly bring the break of day and warm your hearts. Watch for a rainbow after a summer rain and look into the eyes of a child as they see one for the first time. Our Creator loves us so much that He made all this for our enjoyment. He is so awesome and majestic that it is almost impossible for our human minds to even begin to comprehend what He is able and can do. We find it hard to believe that He loves us so much that He knows the numbers of hairs on our head. It is His desire that we all ac-

cept His free gift and spend eternity with Him. Even the trees and all the plants on the earth are always looking and reaching up towards their Creator. We are a blessed people. But we forget sometimes to thank Him for all this beauty! We all get tired and want to lie down like that tree did after all those years. For there is hope for a tree — if it’s cut down it sprouts again and grows tender, new branches. Though its roots have grown old in the earth, and its stump decays, it may sprout and bud again at the touch of water, like a new seeding. (Job 14:7,8 &9) TLB


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vopasture Grazing Systems — Introducing Trees to Pastures and Pastures to Forests • The Benefits of Silvopastures for Water Quality Protection • The Economics of Silvopasturing — Development Expenses and Projecting Incomes Presented by Dusty Walter, Gene Garrett and Larry Godsey of the University of Missouri Center for Agroforesty • Dinner on your own. A list of great local eateries and pubs within walking distance of the hotel will be provided in registration packets 7:30 to 9 p.m. (Reception to follow) — Silvopastures: A Pantry and Pharmacy for Man and Beast. A Special Evening Session with Jerry Brunetti, Founder of Tuesday, Nov. 8 7-8 a.m. — Buffet Breakfast (provided) — “Joining Forces and Moving Forward — A Vision to Expand Silvopasturing in the Northeast” 8 a.m. — What Every Woodland Manager Needs to Know about Grazing by Dave Roberts, New York NRCS Grazing Specialist 8:45 a.m. — What Every Grazier Needs to Know About Forestry by Dr. Peter Smallidge, New York State Extension Forester 9:30 a.m. — How Much Land is Suitable in the Northeast, and How to Evaluate It, by Nancy Glazier, CCE North West New York Team 10 a.m. — Break — 10:30 a.m. Overview of Current Resources and Assistance for Silvopastoralists by Tom Ward, NRCS Forester with the Eastern National Technology Support Center, NC 11:15 a.m. — Summary of Key Considerations by Presenters, and Discussion 12:15 p.m. — Lunch (provided) 1:15 p.m. — Depart for Field Tour at Angus Glen Farms, LLC (2.4 miles from hotel) by Dr. tatiana Stanton and Brett Chedzoy 4 p.m. — Adjourn, and Keep Networking

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Bio-char: diamond in the rough My friend Bob asked me to research the soil amendment characteristics of bio-char, since he manufactures several fertilizer-type products with his pelletizing business. According to the Wikipedia on-line encyclopedia, bio-char is a high-carbon, finegrained residue, originally produced using centuries-old techniques. It is charcoal produced in the earth, subjected to great heat in the absence of oxygen; if oxygen is present, combustion occurs, resulting in flames. Biochar is also called terra preta (literally “black earth”) is a manmade soil of prehistoric origin that is higher in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and calcium than adjacent soils. Bio-char controls water and reduces leaching of nutrients from the rhizos-

phere. Rich in humus, pieces of hundreds- ofyears old unfired clay pottery, and black carbon, it is a haven for beneficial microbes, that promotes and sustains the growth of mycorrhizae. Mycorrhizae are the minute fibrous colonies of bacteria and fungi which surround and nourish plant root tips. Thus, biochar has been shown to retain its fertility for thousands of years. In university trials, terra preta has increased crop yields by as much as 800 percent. These soils are manmade, generally about two feet deep, most typically created by South American natives prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus (pre-Columbian). They achieved such through the incorporation of charcoal and unfired ceramic pieces into the earth. Nowadays, it is even possible to pro-

duce carbon-negative useable energy (such as biodiesel or hydrogen) while making the major input, bio-char, for farm use. Terra preta sequesters carbon at such a high rate that farming with this technique could be eligible for lucrative carbon credits. Farsighted academics embrace the properties of terra preta, documenting such with unbiased university scientific studies. Bio-char advocates consider terra preta to be the cornerstone of a proposed agricultural system that would both feed starving populations and solve global warming. These centuries-old manmade soils are commonly found in the Brazilian Amazon basin and other regions of South America in parcels averaging 50 acres. Terra preta soils are very popular with the local farmers and are used especially to produce cash crops such as papaya and mango, which grow about three times as rapidly as on surrounding infertile soils. These special


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soils are laced with shards of unfired pottery. Such artifacts were likely introduced into the soil just like modern growers add perlite or sand to potting mix. Shards served to keep the soil from baking hard under the tropical sun, before a cover of vegetation could grow over it. Some authorities believe that this pottery was made solely for incorporation into these soils. William Devan, a geologist from the University of Wisconsin, who is prominent in terra preta research, commented: “The black terra preta is associated with longenduring Indian village sites, and is filled with ceramics, animal and fish bones, and other cultural debris. (These soils) have generally sustained this fertility to the present despite the tropical climate and despite frequent or periodic cultivation. This is probably because of high carbon content and an associated high microbial activity which is self perpetuating.” In fact, archeologists have proven that there were large pre-Columbian indigenous populations thriving in some of the world’s largest, and cleanest, cities in the Americas. In addition to great achievements in art and architecture, these early peoples bred the ancestral forms of modern crops, such as maize (corn), sunflower, beans, potato, sweet potato, tomato, peanut, avocado, tobacco and cotton). They also developed the “three sisters” practice, which involved planting a trio of symbiotic unrelated species together: maize, squash, and beans… a simple, very effective, form of biodiversity. When the Europeans arrived, production of terra preta stopped. These foreigners brought disease and hostile treatment to the natives, which decimated the labor force required to create terra preta (it was labor-intensive). But it was undoubtedly the introduction of the Spanish steel axe that led to slash-and-burn by small bands of people, replacing slash-andchar by large groups.

When clearing land with a stone axe, a conservation of all biomas and an intensification of soil production becomes a necessity. Steel axes — and, later, chainsaws — contributed to exploiting the very short-term benefits of ash. Traditional methods can die out in a single generation, and in that Amazonian social structure, the elders were responsible for all technical knowledge. Most likely the elders were the hardest hit by epidemics, and the loss of their cultural knowledge, combined with social disruption, would lead to the replacement of a deeply effective technology with a much less-effective substitute. Recently high-carbon terra preta-like soils have been discovered outside of the Amazon, in Holland, Japan, South Africa and Indonesia, and are currently being studied. Can carbon inputs other than charcoal be used? The Japanese are extensively investigating the use of coal dust for promoting field fertility. Coal dust does seem to reproduce many of the positive effects of wood charcoal. Those who want to use coal dust for soil fertility need to make certain that the dust is from brown coal, which is more humic, and that the coal does not contain toxins. The research of Siegfried Marian on the benefits of carbon incorporation, as reported in Leonard Ridzon’s The Carbon Connection and The Carbon Cycle, led to the development of Ridzon’s NutriCarb product, which claimed agricultural benefits very similar to those claimed for terra preta. NutriCarb stopped being produced following Mr. Ridzon’s passing several years ago. I talked to Ridzon about 10 years ago, and he wanted me to get involved in marketing NutriCarb, which, I must admit, I did not understand very well. Samples he gave me smelled like chimney creosote. But apparently NutriCarb detoxified soils and enhanced crop performance.

A question often asked is how is terra preta is linked to alternative energy and climate change abatement. Terra preta is a carbon sink, as is most carbon in the soil. Slash-and-burn agriculture contributes greatly to global warming. If terra preta technologies were applied to tropical farming, less land would have to be cleared for farming, and if farmers in temperate zones such as the Midwest incorporated charcoal or other chars into their soil, more carbon could be sequestered. If this char is produced by appropriate technology, such as pyrolysis (heat applied, absent oxygen), both fuel and a “restorative, high-carbon fertilizer” can be produced. This process does not require wood — it is just as effective when agricultural wastes, such as manure from all species, as well as wasted feed, and even peanut shells — are subjected to pyrolysis. How much charcoal needs to be incorporated? In published reports on plot tests of the effect of charcoal on plant growth, incorporation at 20-30 percent by weight tended to consistently produce the most benefit. In row crops, this would translate to at least 200 tons of char incorporated in the top six inches of an acre… an investment that can be amortized over a few centuries. In many parts of the U.S. we’re destroying soils in much less time than that. Think of another carbon processing project, this one totally natural, requiring tremendous pressure. Most of the men reading the column have given one of these to a woman. One the writers I studied, who wrote about bio-char, said that a form of terra preta can be created by seriously overheating a loaf of bread in a microwave. The shrunken, very black, end product, if oxygen is sufficiently lacking, is biochar. If you try this experiment, be sure to have baking soda handy, just in case your micro-wave contains more oxygen than you planned on.

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Monroe Tractor offers successful combine clinics by Patrick D. Burk September was the month for Combine Clinics at three of Monroe Tractor stores across Western New York. “It is important

for us to make sure that our customers learn the tips needed to maximize harvest success,” stated Tom Sutter, Monroe Tractor Agricultural Sales Manager. “Our

goal is to be a service to our wide range of combine customers so that they can get the most out of their machines.” Attendance was extremely high, better

reaches out to all its customers on a regular basis with updates and new product information. “The importance of maintaining an open dialogue with our cus-

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than planned, especially in the Auburn store. The wet fall and difficult growing season in western New York has led to a variability of cob size and acre to corn harvested ratio. It is imperative that the combines and corn heads work to get the most corn per acre with little to no waste. Clinics were held in Auburn on Sept. 8, Canandaigua on Sept. 13 and Batavia on Sept. 15. Each location presented the farmers with combine harvest tips and maintenance. “Corn was the main discussion, but we did touch on the soybean harvest as well,” said Sutter, “Soybeans are becoming a more prevalent crop with more and more information needed for a successful harvest.” Monroe Tractor

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available in New York State following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Sept. 29 that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes located in New York State as a result of the excessive rain, high winds and hail that occurred from April 1 through June 15, 2011. The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Franklin, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Orange, Orleans, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Saint Lawrence, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester in New York. “When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities affected by the same disaster,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquacultural enterprises, agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA. The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3 percent for private nonprofit organizations of all sizes and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and

other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits. Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hear-

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FARMER TO FARMER MARKETPLACE 5 MONTH OLD pigs, one female, 2 males, left males are neutered, $65.00 each. Hubbardsville. Call anytime, nice pigs. 315725-2965.(NY)

18’ steel flatbed truck body with subframe & omaha standard double 3 stage hyd. pistons & Hyd. pump, complete setup 860774-5437.(CT)

JOHN DEERE L, engine overhauled, rears 90%, fronts new paint land plow, cultivator , belt pulley. Let’s talk! $3,000. 585-5907383.(NY)

FEED CART, Bodco, Honda engine, N.H. baler, M282, two row international planter; WANTED: 6VDC tractor battery, 16.9x28 tractor tires. 315-926-5689.(NY)

E70B excavator with 24”-28” buckets, 4,000 hours showing, $15,500; JD 455G, track loader, 3,300 hours, good UC. Dundee 607-243-5388.(NY)

GREENHOUSE 30x70, used, currently housing calves. You take down. $2,000 OBO. 518-993-4014.(NY)

WANTED: Badger barn cleaner, complete unit or parts, corner wheels. FOR SALE: NH 1495 self propelled haybine, $1,500 or B/O. 315-717-4464.(NY)

1600 OLIVER Gas Tractor, all new tires, new clutch, with loader and 6 ft. bucket, $3,800 firm. 585-591-1350.(NY)

COMBINATION oil/wood forced hot air indoor furnace, used 2 seasons. Can deliver. Cost new, $6,000. Selling for $2,995 obo. 845-246-1377.(NY)

MINIATURE HORSE foals, two fillies, two colts, friendly, make an offer. 585-5264736.(NY)

GEHL 865 chopper, two row corn and hay head, $3,500; Schulte WR5 rock rake, $8,500. 315-339-4147.(NY)

FOR SALE: Brown egg lay pullets, just started laying. $5.75. 315-536-8967.(NY)

GOATS, Alpine, Female, $70; Metal Detector, new, $30; Pressure canner, Mirro, used once, $50; Hydraulic winch, new, water trough, $110; 315-531-8670.(NY)

IH 203 combine, gas engine, two row corn head, engine runs fine. $600. 315-6266265.(NY)

McCormick horse drawn mower, reaper, grain drill, IH 2 row corn planter, Papec silage blower, cultivator, 2 bottom, 3 bottom, 518-643-2526.(NY) TWO YOUNG BULLS, certified organic, 17 month Holstein and 16 month Holstein Jersey Cross, AI Sired, Pasured, $700 OBO. 802-254-6982.(VT) IHC TD6 pto box 540 rpm, GC; Also, IHC corn bundler, pto on rubber, good condition. 518-686-5418.(NY) JD Green corn head, fits 3940; WANTED: Direct cut head, 3940. 716-257-5129.(NY)

30.5.32 Firestone super All traction tires on 10 bolt rims, 85% tread, $3,500/pair. 14.9.24 Super All Traction $400. 315-4203396.(NY) WANTED: Good quality milk goats, preferably Saanen. Waterloo 315-694-8747.(NY) ALPACAS, two males, cream/white, healthy, excellent fleece! Good bloodlines, $500 each or both for $800, in upstate New York. 607-538-1799.(NY) JOHN DEERE LA No Tag, motor struck, $900. John Deere 140 with deck, $650. Rochester, NY 585-227-1864.(NY)

IH 764 diesel with or without 3 pt h blade and tire chains, $4,600 complete or will sell separate. 802-933-4501.(VT) 7’ DISK, $400; Homemade 3 pt. wood splitter, $400; Reasonable offers will be accepted. 716-680-2456.(NY) FEEDER PIGS, 8 weeks old, $40. Yorkshire 30 hp 3ph electric motor. 315-2723706.(NY) FEEDER PIGS, 7 weeks old, grain fed, all natural cross, Yorkshire, Tamworth, $50 each or 6 for $45 each. 607-647-5775.(NY)

THREE YEAR OLD laying hens, 15 to 20 of them, $1.00 each! 315-655-2283.(NY) CASE IH 1020 20’ flex head and head cart, 3” cut field tracker, extra knife bar and plastic, excellent cond. 585-721-4962.(NY) FOR SALE: Dexter cattle. Call 585-9282725 evenings.(NY) JOHN DEERE Model 25 3 point hitch corn chopper, one row head, used 1 year, like new, shed kept, $3,800 518-8480995.(NY)

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SMALL PORTABLE David Bradley corn sheller on JD gear. Set up for PTO with home built cob stacker, $200. 315-5368206.(NY)

CULTIVATOR for Farmall A or Cub, good condition, make offer; Also, Gehl hammer mill - blower for hi moisture corn. 315-5360512.(NY)

400 GALLON milk tank, in running condition, with Comp., $1,200 or B.O. 413-5622981.(MA)

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JOHN DEERE 336 baler, good working condition, asking $2,800; Call 315-5271220 or 315-823-1419.(NY)

FOR SALE: A Mueller matic automatic washing system. Would work the best on the flattop sunset bulk tanks. Asking $175. 315-942-4069.(NY)

FOR SALE: Jamesway stanchions, good condition, leave message if no answer. 315-776-4197.(NY)

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JD Chopper 3970 Iron guard electric controls, 48 knives, long tongue, 7’ hay pickup, 3 row corn head, $8,900. 315-9862314.(NY)

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Pennsylvania Farmers weathering the storm by George Greig Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Recent rains have forever altered the lives of many Pennsylvanians. Whether from Irene or Lee, the result of these tropical storms has been devastating, and our farms received no mercy. But I know that farmers will weather this storm just as we have others — with determination and hard work. High waters disabled roads, caused power outages and destroyed crops. I’ve seen this destruction first-hand as I toured farms with state Farm Service Agency Executive Director Bill Wehry in Columbia, Dauphin, Lebanon, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Wyoming counties. Many of the farms suffered waters higher than that of Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Where there were once vibrant crops, fields of devastation remain. I saw fields of flattened corn, rotted potatoes and destroyed soybeans. I saw fish that were taken from their

tanks by floodwater, animal feed rendered totally unusable and milk dumped. An undeterminable amount of money was lost in crops that will never be harvested. But the resiliency of Pennsylvania farmers remains intact. I wanted to show the rest of the state just how much farmers in the flood areas were affected, and reporters were at some of the stops we made. As they stepped into the mud raked fields and saw the ruin, they asked farmers about the tragedy of the flood. In response, one farmer told a reporter that he had lost his father and brother and that was a tragedy; this was merely a financial setback. This is the spirit that will help us recover. Thankfully we have partners in recovery. I’m thankful for the swift actions of Governor Tom Corbett to encourage President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for Pennsylvania in the wake of tropical storms Lee and Irene. This declaration means federal

aid is available to our residents who sustained significant damage as a result of flooding. Governor Corbett also issued a waiver extending service hours for drivers transporting food, dairy products and pharmaceuticals to food distribution, retail and wholesale food establishments to ensure no delay in service. I also appreciate the efforts of first responders such as the Pennsylvania State Police, National Guard, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and local fire, police and ambulance services, as well as those by state and county animal response teams. Throughout the recovery period, these dedicated groups will continue to be partners. Additionally, the Department of Agriculture stands ready to help. Whether it’s our food inspectors ensuring restaurants are again ready to serve customers or any of the other federal, state or local agriculture organizations, we’re providing assistance to make your

recovery easier and more effective. So many federal disaster assistance programs are available, but it can be hard to learn about and tap into these resources. That’s why the department has set up a webpage at www.agriculture.state.p with information related to flood assistance. The page includes information on low-interest loans, emergency funding and food safety, with more being added when available, in addition to a photo gallery of extensive flood damage on Pennsylvania farms. The webpage is a starting point on a long journey, so I encourage you to also contact a state disaster recovery center. At 17 locations throughout the state, FEMA and state government representatives are on-hand to help flood victims take advantage of disaster assistance programs. Centers are open in Bradford, Bucks, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, L ycoming,

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DEP funds $1 million for upstate flood relief contribution will help upstate businesses rebuild following historic storms Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland on Sept. 29 announced that DEP will provide $1 million in funding to help West of Hudson businesses recover from flood damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Statewide estimates of the damage as a result of these storms exceed $1 billion, with some of the most severely affected communities in New York City’s watershed. During and directly after the storms, DEP provided significant assistance from its upstate

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NFU: Congress should oppose pending FTAs National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in regard to the submission of the Korea, Panama, and Colombia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) for consideration by Congress: “These three agreements are similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central American Free Trade Agree-

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on a level playing field. In particular, South Korea has manipulated its currency twice in the past. Mexico devalued the peso shortly after the signing of NAFTA, wiping out all trade gains that the U.S. would have gotten otherwise. History is very likely to repeat itself without currency manipulation protections. “Colombia has one of the worst labor records in the world, routinely committing violence against those who attempt to organize workers. In 2010, 51 union members were killed in Colombia. We should not reward the Colombian

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You’re not 21 anymore sampling corn fields is hard work by Karen Baase, Association Issue Leader - Agriculture, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County A handful of Madison County farmers are participating in a series of screening tests to measure the effectiveness of nitrogen uptake and utilization in their corn fields. With fertilizer costing over $500 a ton, the environmental concerns like those in the Upper Susquehanna watershed, and the availability of newer, more precise laboratory tests, Extension Educators with Cornell Cooperative Extension throughout New York are testing these tools “in the field.” The results give each farmer a starting point as he/she plans next year’s corn crop and fertilizer purchases. Thanks to the skilled assistance of Extension colleagues, especially Mark Schmidt and Kevin Ganoe with the Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team, your Agricultural staff at CCE-Madison welcomed their invitation to help with the sam-

pling process. Last May, Kathe Evans and I “cut our teeth” on our first sampling routine, when we measured alfalfa plants on six different dairy farms in Madison County every 10 days for four weeks. That project was designed to pin-point the ideal first cutting harvest date that maximized nutrition for the cow and hay crop yield for the farmer. That was a piece of cake. This time, however, was a little more challenging, since neither of us walk like we did 25 years ago. Or even last year! We needed to sample

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Test identifies Red Angus carriers of bone disease by Sandra Avant A new test that detects a rare and deadly bone disorder in Red Angus is now available to cattle producers, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Marble bone disease,

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species’ influenza viruses, producers also should look at birdproofing their buildings, protecting feed from birds and enforcing biosecurity practices, such as the use of farm-specific clothing and footwear,” Koeman said. According to Lisa Becton, Pork Checkoff’s director of swine health information and research, “It’s very important to monitor your herd’s health daily and contact your herd veterinarian if influenza is suspected. Rapid detection of influenza can help producers and their veterinarians implement appropriate strategies to better manage sick pigs.” Additional general flu-related information can be found at The Pork Checkoff also has a factsheet on influenza, “Influenza: Pigs, People and Public Health.”

Fall harvest is time to remind children of the dangers posed by grain on the farm

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The 2011 harvest will soon be under way, and with National Farm Safety and Health Week occurring Sept. 18–24, now is a good time to remind children how dangerous grain can be during harvest and throughout the year as it is transported and stored on the farm. Grain safety is often a high-priority topic during Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®, which teaches children 8 to 13 years of age things they need to know to remain safe and healthy on a farm or ranch. Though grain may not seem to be an obvious risk on a farm or ranch, the dangers of grain during harvest, transport and storage may be deadly. Adults and children alike die every year from grain incidents that are highly preventable. 2010 was a record year for grain-related deaths. Fifty-one grain accidents occurred and 25 people died — five being children under the age of 16. The most common occurrences include suffocation when grain bridges collapse, or being trapped by flowing grain or by an avalanche of a vertical

grain wall. Grain safety is a highpriority topic. “In a matter of 10 seconds, one can lose their life in flowing grain,” said Bernard Geschke, program specialist for the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF). “Across agriculture, grain-related deaths occur far too often,

and we believe it is critical to have this often unrecognized danger be a part of our education program.” What can parents teach their children to help them avoid a grain-related injury or death? 1. Always stay out of and away from grain bins and grain wagons even if grain isn’t flowing. Bridged grain

can unexpectedly collapse and submerge humans. It only takes three or four seconds for a human to become completely helpless in flowing grain. 2. Never try to save someone who is being entrapped by going into the grain yourself. Attempting to rescue someone without proper equipment and assistance may result in you

being entrapped as well. 3. Always use a harness or rope and have a spotter when walking or working around grain. This way, your spotter can help pull you to safety or stop the flow of grain. Safety tips such as these are examples of the things children learn when they attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, which are

held each year in more than 400 local communities throughout North America. Safety tips such as these are examples of the things children learn when they attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®, which are held each year in approximately 400 local communities throughout North America.

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sparks • Install smoke alarms. Change the batteries and test the alarms every six months • Run regular fire drills so everyone knows what to do if there is a fire • Know where phones, emergency exits and fire extinguishers are • Post emergency phone numbers and directions to the farm at every phone • Clean up fire hazards like brush, oily rags and dust • Check electrical cords, plugs and outlets to make sure they are safe • Don’t leave heaters on or plugged in when they are not being used When a small fire breaks out, make sure everyone gets to safety

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Get ready for fall harvest with renewed focus on tractor safety Get ready: the fall harvest season is nearly upon us. The so-called “lazy” days of summer will undoubtedly give way to a very busy harvest for farmers across the county, increasing the likelihood for fatigue and risk of injury for tractor operators logging extra hours in the fields. That is why Kubota Tractor Corporation is reminding all tractor and equipment users to brush up on 10 critical safety reminders — Kubota’s Ten Commandments to Tractor Safety — before harvest season officially gets underway. “At Kubota, we advocate for safe operating practices year-round, but especially during peak seasons like harvest,” said Greg Embury, vice president of sales and marketing, Kub-

ota Tractor Corporation. “As the end of summer moves to fall, it is a good time to remind everyone who operates tractors and heavy equipment — farmers, ranchers and their families — about tractor safety to help prevent serious injury or fatality due to an unfortunate accident.” Safety starts with use of a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) According to the National Safety Council, if all tractors were equipped with a ROPS and a safety belt, about 350 lives would be saved each year. Make sure your tractor — old and new — has a fully operational ROPS. Along with a fastened seatbelt, ROPS provides a protective zone around the operator, which proves to be highly effective in preventing seri-

ous injury and death due to tractor rollovers. Here are Kubota’s “Ten Commandments of Tractor Safety” and important reminders for tractor operators for a year-round commitment to safe operating practices: 1. Know your tractor, its implements and how they work. Please read and understand the Operator’s Manual(s) before operating the equipment. Also, keep your equipment in good condition. 2. Use ROPS and a seatbelt whenever and wherever applicable. If your tractor has a foldable ROPS, fold it down only when absolutely necessary and fold it up and lock it again as soon as possible. Do not wear the seatbelt when the ROPS is folded.* Most

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tractor fatalities are caused by overturns. (*Kubota Tractor Corporation strongly recommends the use of ROPS and seatbelts in almost all applications.) 3. Be familiar with your terrain and work area — walk the area first to be sure and drive safely. Use special caution on slopes, slow down for all turns and stay off the highway whenever possible. 4. Never start an engine in a closed shed or garage. Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, which is colorless, odorless — and deadly. 5. Always keep your PTO properly shielded. Make it a habit to walk around your tractor and PTO driven implement — never walk over, through or between the tractor and implement, particularly if either is running. The PTO rotates with enough speed and strength to kill you. 6. Keep your hitches low and always on the drawbar. Otherwise, your tractor might flip over backwards. 7. Never get off a moving tractor or leave it with its engine running. Shut it down before leaving the seat. 8. Never refuel while the engine is running or hot. Additionally, do not add coolant to the radiator while the engine is hot; hot coolant can erupt and scald. 9. Keep all children off and away from your tractor and its implements at all times. Children are generally attracted to tractors and the work they do. However, a tractor’s work is not child’s play. Remember, a child’s disappointment is fleeting, while your memory of his or her injury or death resulting from riding the tractor with you, or being too close, will last a lifetime. 10. Never be in a hurry or take chances about anything you do with your tractor. Think safety first, then take your time and do it right. For more information, visit

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Power take-off safety is important for parents and children Power take-off devices (PTOs), though incredibly useful on farms and ranches, can be extremely dangerous to people, rotating at 540 to 1,000 revolutions per minute (RPM), or nine to 16 revolutions per second. These energytransferring machines that generally work to move energy from a tractor to a smaller device such as a grain auger, hay baler or pump can present ex-

tremely hazardous situations to humans, especially children. One of the most common injuries that occurs with PTOs is PTO entanglement. Due to the rapid rotation, people often get caught by the fast-moving PTO shaft and injured before they have time to react to the situation. “The demonstrations we often do during Safety Days show what happens to a straw-

filled dummy when it comes into contact with a rotating PTO shaft. This is a great opportunity for kids to really see firsthand just what these machines are capable of. If even one life is saved from these dangerous devices, our work is well worth it,” says Bernard Geschke, program specialist with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF), an organization that helps rural com-

munities provide safety and health education to children ages 8 to 13. As a parent, there are several things you can teach your child to reduce the likelihood of a PTO-related injury or death. Educate your children on the importance of doing the following: 1. Always remove the keys to the engine before leaving the tractor seat to make sure the PTO will not accidently start running.

2. Make sure all equipment safety shields and guards are in place and properly working before working near a PTO device. 3. Wear tight-fitting clothes and keep hair out of the way. A baggy sleeve or hair can easily get caught in a PTO device. 4. Never step over a PTO device even when it is shut off. Stepping or reaching across a PTO can lead to entangle-

ment. 5. Children should stay away from PTOs that are operating, and children under 18 should never operate a PTO device. Safety tips such as these are examples of the things children learn when they attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®, which are held each year in approximately 400 local communities throughout North America.

Progressive Agriculture Foundation shares safety tips about children operating all-terrain vehicles All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), though helpful tools on farms and in rural areas, can be extremely dangerous, especially for children. If not properly operated, ATVs can cause severe injury or even death to their operators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission attributes nearly 6,500 deaths over the last 23 years to ATV accidents.

More than 2,000 of those deaths involved children under the age of 16. “Children under the age of 16 shouldn’t drive ATVs, and those who are old enough should know how to properly operate the vehicle before using it,” said Bernard Geschke, program specialist for Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF).

PAF reminds parents that keeping children safe on the farm, ranch and other rural areas is a year-round job. Parents should teach their children that ATVs are powerful tools that should be used with caution. If children are old enough to drive or ride, Geschke suggests complying with the following safety precautions:

1. Never ride on paved roads. By traveling on the same road as cars, the ATV driver runs the risk of being hit. Ride only on designated trails. 2. Only one person should be allowed to drive an ATV, with no passengers. 3. Drivers should be at least 16 years old. ATVs are not appropriate for all ages.

4. Always wear a helmet, long sleeves, long pants, boots, goggles and gloves. These will protect riders and drivers in the case of a collision or mishap. 5. Take an ATV safety course. The Web site offers courses to get drivers up to speed on proper safety practices. 6. Make sure the ATV is the appropriate size

for the rider. Information about properly sizing ATVs may also be found at Safety tips such as these are examples of the things children learn when they attend Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®, which are held each year in approximately 400 local communities throughout North America.

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ASA calls for swift congressional approval of FTAs The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the Obama Administration for transmitting to Congress implementing legislation for the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. ASA now calls on Congress to swiftly pass the FTAs so they may enter into force as soon as possible.

The trade agreements combined represent nearly $3 billion of additional agriculture exports to these trading partners. Soybean farmers look forward to increased exports of soybeans and soy products, and domestically produced livestock and poultry that consume soy. “But these export

gains can only be realized by passage and implementation of the three trade agreements. After nearly a five-year delay, we have experienced firsthand the loss of U.S. market share to competitors in those markets, said ASA President Alan Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, IN. “We urge Congress and the White House to work to-

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National FFA President comes to Jasper-Troupsburg Submitted by Leann Green, JT FFA Reporter & District 8 President On Monday, Sept. 19, the JasperTroupsburg FFA had the great honor of hosting a stop on the FFA National Officer Tour. Members of fellow FFA chapters CG May, Fillmore, Cuba-Rushford, Franklinville, and Randolph joined the Jasper-Troupsburg chapter and Ag Advisory Committee in welcoming the six New York State FFA Line Officers and National FFA President, Riley Pagett to the small town of Jasper. The festivities began shortly after school ended. Local agri-businesses participated in a mini-career fair at the gym entryway including Petteys Maple Syrup, Golden Age Cheese, Select Sire, Young Hickory Flower Farm, Genex, and Country Crossroads. All shared information and helped greet attendees as they arrived at Jasper-Troupsburg High School. After a brief welcome by

Jasper-Troupsburg’s Superintendent Chad C. Groff and introductions of the State Officers, the over 120 Western New York FFA members divided into groups to participate in leadership workshops.Members learned their “Recipe for Success”, that “Agriculture is Culture”, and how to use their “CORE”: Character traits, Opportunities, Relationships, and Experiences.” Each workshop helped students learn more about themselves and how to set and work towards individual goals in school and in life. Following the student workshops, the FFA members were joined in the auditorium by over 30 teachers, advisors, and community members to hear a keynote speech by National FFA President Riley Pagett. His message to “be unique, be real, and just be you” resonated throughout the crowd. The evening concluded with a mouthwatering pulled

In picture attached, from left to right: Jacob Walters, Torrie Schenck, Sadie Button, Nate Lundquist, Riley Pagett, Brittany Trumbul, Allycia Leach, Leann Green, Ariana Kaminski, Liz Bracken, Lydsay Snyder, Miranda Parkhurst. Photos courtesy of Jasper-Troupsburg FFA pork and salt potatoes buffet dinner tel in Binghamton, leaving a huge imsponsored by the Jasper-Troupsburg pression on a small community and Ag Advisory Committee. By 7:30 p.m., with many young FFA members across the officer team traveled on to their ho- Western New York.

Haiti – one year later

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Written by Douglas Pierson, DVM, assistant professor, Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department, Alfred State College ALFRED, NY — Twenty-three Alfred State College students sacrificed the first several weeks of their summer to travel to Haiti and offer assistance to that struggling country. These students returned to Christianville, the same locale that Alfred State students had visited the year before. Christianville is located only several miles from the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake that

devastated Haiti. About 75 percent of the buildings in this area were either damaged beyond repair or collapsed completely. Alfred State has partnered with Christianville to help rebuild the much-needed medical facilities that were destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. We were heartened this year to see continuing progress and improvements in Haiti. Christianville continues to offer medical services in temporary quarters housed in some school buildings that survived the earthquake.

Amanda Bush, Altoona, PA, veterinary technology, with goat. Photos courtesy of Alfred State College

However, the new medical complex is beginning to take shape — looking more like buildings than piles of block and rebar. Some new school buildings have been erected on the Christianville site and life is slowly returning to normal for the Haitian people. Alfred State work teams were again composed of students from the building trades, nursing, and agriculture and veterinary technology disciplines. Although the main purpose of the work in Haiti continues to be construction, the nursing and ag/vet tech students were able to do some work in their areas of specialization. Nursing students helped Dr. Jim and Sandy Wilkins, expatriate directors of the medical mission at Christianville, provide care to the many Haitians that depend on the medical services at Christianville. They were able to apply what they have learned at Alfred State in a very hands-on fashion in Haiti and they benefited from seeing some conditions that are unique to both an impoverished population and a population that lives in a tropical climate. Ag/vet tech students also utilized their skills to provide care for livestock in the Christianville area. Veterinary services are not very accessible to Haitian farmers, so the skills of these students were much appreciated. Building trades students became teachers as they molded their classmates from other

Octavia Alston-Wilson, Brooklyn, NY, veterinary technology, and Lorye Manns, Rochester, NY, veterinary technology, playing with Haitian children.

disciplines into efficient block-laying teams. We worked side-by-side with a Haitian crew of about 20 workers and block walls rose skyward during our weeks in Haiti. We were also able to interact with the United Nations troops in Haiti, and our work became a very multicultural affair. The UN has provided a lot of heavy equipment for the rebuilding effort in Haiti, and during our time at Christianville, the UN was excavating and moving dirt at our building site. Our students rubbed shoulders with Korean and Sri Lankan soldiers who were working alongside us at the site. The highlight of the experience in Haiti was again the opportunity the Alfred State students had to immerse themselves in Haitian culture. Our students did things

that they may never do again. They chewed sugar out of raw sugar cane, drank milk from coconuts that hung from the tree minutes before, hunted tarantulas after dark, and swam in the warm Caribbean Sea. They learned words and phrases in Haitian Creole, communicated without language when necessary, laughed and

played with the Haitian children, and baked under the sun with the Haitian work crew. They learned that they could stretch their comfort zone and experience things that will enrich their lives. Above all, they put feet to the Alfred State motto “hit the ground running” as they spent themselves helping the Haitian people.

4-H Dairy Goat Dressing Contest at Erie County Fair At the Erie County Fair, it is not uncommon to see people dressed in wacky costumes. Animals can now join in the fun! The Dairy Goat Dressing Contest was held Sunday, Aug. 14, in the Livestock Arena. The results are as follows. 1st Place: Austin

Gabel, 12, Gary the Silent Clown 2nd Place: Samantha Basile, 16, Betsy Ross and Seamstresses 3rd Place: Christy Basile, 18, “Red White and You” Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty 4th Place: Brittany and Courtny Dykeman, 4th of July Party

Home,, Family,, Friendss & You World Egg Day Recipes The entire globe celebrates World Egg Day on the second Friday in October. This year’s celebration, on Oct. 14, means countless countries pay homage to all the attributes of The incredible edible egg™ in activities ranging from festivals to celebrity chef cook-offs to recipe promotions, egg hunts and beyond. And there is a lot to celebrate — 70 calories, varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein-at only 15¢ per serving! America’s egg farmers also celebrate the eggscellent benefits of eggs all year long and help those in need by donating eggs to food banks across the country throughout the year. Through the Good Egg Project, America’s egg farmers donate more than 12 million eggs a year to food banks. Eggs’ high-quality protein, which contains all the essential amino acids, goes a long way in feeding the hungry. Studies suggest eating a protein rich meal, like that in eggs, helps keep you feeling full longer. Couple that with being versatile and convenient, this high quality protein source has food banks around the world applauding farmers and The incredible edible egg™ for their efforts to feed the hungry. The versatility of eggs also helps translate mundane meals into flavorful can’t-get-enough-of dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Need another reason to celebrate World Egg Day? Recent studies by the USDA have determined that eggs are a good source of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, which bodies need to stay healthy. One egg provides 10 percent of the Daily Recommended Value (DRV) of vitamin D and 23 percent of the DRV of choline. Choline, another essential nutrient important for normal brain function, is found mostly in the egg yolk. This is why it’s important to eat the whole egg, yolk and all!

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1 cup frozen peas, thawed 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet; add veggies and sauté until spinach is wilted. With slotted spoon, lift pasta into skillet; stir to coat; sprinkle with cheese. Season to taste. Serve in individual bowls, each portion topped with a poached egg. Serves 8

Try this dairy recipe by Sarah Gerow, Lewis County Dairy Princess Recently I attended the 7th annual Cream Cheese festival where we sold merchandise and watched the public milk Miss EZ Squeeze (The Cow). It is amazing the amount of people that come out to support the community. I didn’t realize how many things can be made with cream cheese. Thanks to Kraft for inviting us and letting us participate in this huge event. I will be attending the annual ADADC meeting Oct. 13 at the Copenhagen fire hall. All farmers are welcome. Hope to see you there! Learn how your check off dollars are being spent. The Lewis County Princess program is made possible through the support of American Dairy Association and Dairy Council — the local planning and management organization funded by the dairy farmer check off dollars. Dairy Fact: It takes 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese.

Taco Dip 2-3 pounds hamburger 2 packets taco seasoning 2 (8 oz.) bricks cream cheese 16 oz. sour cream Shredded cheese (cheddar or taco) Shredded lettuce Diced tomatoes Black olives, sliced Tortilla chips, for dipping Cook hamburger until brown. Drain off fat. Add taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Let cook. In bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream. Pour into 13x 9-inch pan. Layer hamburger mixture on top of cream cheese/sour cream. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Beef Checkoff sets FY2012 plan of work Operating Committee approves 39 proposals for checkoff funding The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest about $39.8 million, from a total budget of about $42.1 million, into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications in Fiscal Year 2012, if the recommendation of the Beef Promotion Operating Committee is approved by USDA, following review by the full Beef Board.

In action concluding its two-day meeting in Denver, the Operating Committee — including 10 members of the Beef Board and 10 members of the Federation of State Beef Councils — approved checkoff funding for a total of 39 “Authorization Requests,” or proposals for checkoff funding in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The committee also will request full Board approval of a budget amendment to reflect the

recategorization of the FY2012 budget in accordance with the programs approved. “After some rough seas over the last couple of years, I was just so pleased with how well our Operating Committee meeting went,” said Beef Board and Operating Committee Chairman Wesley Grau, a cattleman from New Mexico. “We had great discussion on our checkoff priorities and all of the plans present-

ed. It was a demonstration of true cooperation and respect between the Beef Board, the Federation of State Beef Councils, checkoff contractors, and individual state beef councils. “I think the producers and importers who invest in their beef checkoff will be proud of the Plan of Work the Operating Committee has moved forward,” Grau continued. “We are leveraging every checkoff dollar to meet our

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goals the best we possibly can with the limited budget we have.” National organizations that had proposals approved by the Operating Committee (and the number of proposals and dollar amounts approved) are as follows: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (19 programs totaling $29 million); U.S. Meat Export Federation (13 programs totaling $6.38 million); Cattlemen’s Beef Board (one program totaling $1.8 million); American National CattleWomen (two programs totaling $1.7 million; Meat Importers Council of America (three programs totaling $475,000); and the National Livestock Producers Association (one program at $35,000). Committee discussion started with stories from producers and state beef councils in Texas and Oklahoma, where devastating drought may mean more checkoff collections for a year, but will hit the industry hard for years after. Based on that grim outlook for checkoff collections in the next few years, the Operating Committee voted to leave about $1.2 million “unallocated” in 2012 to lessen the extent of the blow looking forward to Fiscal Year 2013 and beyond. “It’s important for us to plan ahead,” Grau said. “Just like on our own farms and ranches, we can’t spend everything as soon as we get it if we know there are leaner times ahead. We have to spread things out. And we’re committed to running your checkoff with that same sense of responsibility, so I think this was a very prudent decision.” Broken out by budget component, the Fiscal Year 2012 Plan of Work for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board budget includes: • $17.8 million for promotion programs, including consumer advertising, retail marketing, foodservice marketing, new product and culinary initiatives; a Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative to build demand in densely populated Northeast states, and veal marketing and communications.

Modern beef production is “green” Efficient cattlemen and women are a boon for the environment. “I am absolutely not anti-grass-fed beef. There is a place for every single kind of system: grass-fed, grain-fed, local, organic and so on,” said Jude Capper, Washington State University animal scientist at the Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Annual Conference. “What I am ‘anti’ is mis-marketing and the perceptions that are passed on to the consumer about what is and isn’t environmentally friendly.” From farm publications and the Wall Street Journal to Cosmopolitan and mainstream women’s magazines, there is a constant stream of information about water, land and resource use. Beef is often held under the microscope, Capper told the crowd of more than 500 who gathered at the event in Sunriver, OR. “In every part of the world we’re going to face the issues of feeding more people on less land with fewer resources,” she said, citing estimates that by 2050

worldwide population will increase by 50 percent and we’ll need 70 percent more food to support that. “On a global basis people are going to have greater incomes,” Capper said. “As people have more money they want more meat, more milk, more eggs.” Today’s conversations about sustainability are well founded, she said, but some of the proposed solutions are not. Take “Meatless Mondays” for example. “Even if we all went meatless every Monday, if we only ate lentils and tofu and magically didn’t give off any methane ourselves, it’s going to cut our national carbon footprint by less than half a percent,” Capper said. And then there are important considerations, like where would animal byproducts like leather, tallow and pharmaceuticals come from? Instead, Capper suggested one proven method for reducing resource use: increase efficiency. “If we can have our animals on the planet for fewer days before

they’re harvested, in total we use less energy, less land and less water per unit of beef,” she said, pointing to examples over the years. In 1977 it took five animals to produce the same pounds beef that it takes four animals to produce today. “Beef yield over that time has gone up fairly consistently,” she said, noting carcasses can’t keep getting bigger because of consumer acceptance and processing challenges. “What we can do is improve productivity, improve growth rate.” The efficiency gains from 1977 to 2010 amount to a 19-percentage-point reduction in feed use, a 12-point decrease in water needed and a 33-point drop in land required per pound (lb.) of beef. “That’s not because ranchers and feedlot operators have implemented specific environmental technologies,” Capper said. “It’s because they’ve been doing what they do best, to improve productivity.” Yet that story hasn’t caught on.

“The consumer often hears that grass-fed must be best,” she said. Capper and her research team analyzed and compared the environmental impact of three beef production systems: conventional, natural and grass-fed. Looking at conventional, with its growthenhancing technologies like implants and ionophores, versus natural production, cattle in the latter system take more days to finish. “Animals that grow faster and weigh more cut the environmental impact,” she said. That’s magnified when comparing conventional to grass-fed, as average days from birth to harvest increase by 226 and carcass weights drop by 185 lb. “To convert to an entirely grass-fed system, we’d need to more than double the number of the cows in the U.S. today just to maintain beef supply,” Capper said. Land use would increase by 131 million acres, equivalent to 75 percent of the area of Texas, and water use would skyrocket by 468

billion gallons. Capper showed several highly publicized studies containing suspect assumptions about the modern beef industry. “This is very dangerous because it’s put out there as fact in an international science magazine,” she said of one example. “Potentially, it turns consumers away from beef.” Ranchers, stockers and feeders need to keep getting better, and talking about it. Reducing mortality and morbidity is one step. “It’s important to keep having healthier animals. They’re going to gain better and grow faster,” she said. Reproduction is another. “Only about 86 percent of cows have a live

calf every year. If that was 90 percent, 95 percent or 99 percent, that would make a huge improvement in productivity,” Capper said. “If we improve our land, better grasses, better feed, those animals are going to grow faster.” Good news is found in a recent study showing 94 percent of worldwide consumers either support or are neutral toward the use of technology in food production. “Most consumers just want affordable, safe, nutritious food that tastes good,” she said. To view Capper’s research visit http://wsu.academia.ed u/JudeCapper/Papers. For more information on the Certified Angus Beef ® brand Annual Conference, go to

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Families join for successful angus female sale Great cattle along with superb customer service, from a family that has been breeding Angus cattle for over 50 years. These are just a couple of the reasons that numerous cattlemen gathered at Trowbridge Farms on Sunday, Sept. 18, to bid at their annual Angus female auction. Named “The Family Affair” this years’ sale additionally had Trowbridge customers marketing cattle through the auction — 12 families from throughout the Northeast participated. After the last animal went through the ring and the auctioneer said, “Sold” there had been buyers from all over New York, as well as 12 other states and 2 provinces of Canada. More information on Trowbridge Farms, including an informative video that looks into their operation more in-depth, can be found at www.TrowbridgeFarms.c om. Please watch for details regarding their upcoming Customer Preconditioned Feeder Calf Sale. Sale report Trowbridge Angus Joint Production Sale 59 Lots, Averaged $ 3657 Top Spring Pairs Lot 21&21A: $8000 pair Trowbridge Barbara 1509 & Trowbridge Barbara 101 from Trowbridge Farms, Ghent, NY; cow sold for $4000 to Linda Steele, Chicora, PA; calf sold for $4000 to Punsit Valley Farm, Chatham, NY Lot 19&19A: $7800 pair Trowbridge Lucy 0209 & Trowbridge Lucy 102 from Trowbridge Farms; cow sold for $5200 to Linda Steele, Chicora, PA; calf sold for $2600 to Rally Farms, Millbrook, NY (all Spring Pairs sold in range of $2000-$8000) Top Fall Pairs Lot 59&A: Burns Precision 432 from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $3000 to Loss Farms, Lima, NY Lot 62&A: Buford Eisa Evergreen 9323 from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $3000 to Sharon English, Woodhull, NY (all Fall Pairs sold in range of $2000-$3000) Top Open Cow Lot 1: Trowbridge Lucy 9307 from Trowbridge Farms, sold 2/3 interest for $6500 to O’Mara Angus, Ghent, NY Top Pregnancy Lot 16A: Greenane Ruby confirmed heifer

pregnancy, from Greenane Farms, Delhi, NY, sold for $5700 to 44 Farms, Cameron, TX Top Open Heifers Lot 4: Trowbridge Forever Lady 107, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $7300 to Kiamichi Link Ranch, Finley, OK Lot 8: Trowbridge Miss Burgess 103, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $4700 to Double R Bar Ranch, Finley, OK Lot 40: Shale Ridge Cathy 1006, from Shale Ridge Farm, Otego, NY, sold for $4700 to Werner Angus, Cordova, IL Lot 3: Trowbridge Pure Pride 070, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $3800 to Paradise Angus, Caledon, Ontario, Canada Lot 5: Trowbridge Forever Lady 055, from O’Mara Angus, sold for $3400 to Clear Choice Angus, Lemont Furnace, PA Lot 3A: Mud Creek Pure Pride 2910, from Mud Creek Angus, Kinderhook, NY, sold for $3300 to Trowbridge Farms, Ghent, NY (all Open Heifers sold in range of $1600-$7300) Top Bred Heifers Lot 63: Trowbridge Lucy 953, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $5100 to O’Mara Angus, Ghent, NY Lot 2: Trowbridge Pure Pride 021, from Mud Creek Angus & Trowbridge Farms, sold for $5000 to Green Oaks Farm, West Liberty, KY Lot 13: Trowbridge Estella 0301, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $4900 to Quality Angus, Bridgewater, SD Lot 7: Trowbridge Lucy 006, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $4800 to Homestead Farm, Pownal, ME Lot 1B: Trowbridge Lucy 977, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $4200 to Mud Creek Angus, Kinderhook, NY Lot 47: PS Burgess 875 014, from Penn State University, State College, PA, sold for $4000 to Windy Point Angus, Potsdam, NY (all Bred Heifers sold in range of $1700-5100) Top Bred Cows Lot 53: Rally Tibbie 8019, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $3800 to Linda Steele, Chicora, PA Lot 58: Trowbridge Camilla Bell 6119, from Trowbridge Farms, sold for $3000 to Clear Choice Angus, Lemont Furnace, PA Lot 50: Stillwater Rita Rito 914, from Stillwater Angus, Stillwater, NY, sold for $2300 to Greenane Farms, Delhi, NY

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NCBA, PLC weigh in on precedent-setting Clean Water Act case Seeking clarification on costly, burdensome uncertainties arising from Clean Water Act The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) recently filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case, which will likely be argued in January 2012. Dustin Van Liew, PLC executive director and NCBA director of federal lands, said Sackett v. EPA could set a dangerous precedent allowing EPA and other federal agencies to make jurisdictional determinations that are not judicially or administratively reviewable. In 2005, Chantell and Michael Sackett purchased a plot of land,

less than one acre in size, to build a home. However, in 2007, after filling in half the lot with gravel in preparation for construction, EPA issued the Sacketts an “Administrative Compliance Order” (ACO), alleging the land was a wetland subject to Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction and ordered the Sacketts to restore the land to its original condition or face nearly $50,000 in fines per day. The Sackett family appealed for a hearing on their alleged violation but was denied by EPA and the federal court. According to Van Liew, the court threw out the case because it determined that the

CWA prevented judicial review ACOs until the enforcement actions have been issued by federal agencies. He said the Sacketts could not challenge the compliance order until they refused to do what it instructed and consequently were fined tens of thousands of dollars. “Like millions of Americans regularly do, the Sacketts rightfully purchased land to build their dream home. Unfortunately, instead of building that home, they have spent the past four years battling EPA and the courts,” Van Liew said. “The Sacketts weren’t trying to cut corners. They followed the rules and now they just

want a fair shake in the courts. The uncertainty surrounding the CWA permitting process and the time and financial costs associated with it has left them with abysmal options of submitting to the regulator’s demands and the costs associated with those demands, risking catastrophic fines for noncompliance or investing significant time and resources pursuing a permit. In this process, the only winner is the federal government. Private landowners lose.” According to NCBA Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley L yon, this case could have farreaching impacts on farmers and ranchers

and all private landowners. She said the CWA has morphed from a statute to protect our nation’s waters in to a tool for regulators to micromanage daily decisions of private landowners. She said the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether petitioners may seek pre-enforcement judicial review of ACOs and whether petitioners’ current inability to seek pre-enforcement judicial review of the ACO violates their rights under the Due Process Clause. “The brief NCBA and PLC filed in this case pushes for a decision that affirms a landowner’s right to challenge a jurisdictional determi-

nation before they are required to either go through the costly and time-consuming permitting process or are fined thousands of dollars,” Lyon said. “Today it is private landowners, who followed the rules, attempting to build a home but private landowners, including farmers and ranchers, will no doubt face future challenges if EPA and other federal agencies’ decisions are not subject to judicial and administration review. We are hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the sweeping impact this case could have our all private landowners in this country.”

2012 National Beef Ambassadors announced 29 of the nation’s best beef industry youth spokespersons competed. John Weber (Minnesota), Kim Rounds (California), Arika Snyder (Pennsylvania), Rossie Blinson (North Carolina), and Emily Jack (Texas) were chosen as the 2012 National Beef Ambassador Team at the annual

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competition, funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Shisler Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn in Wooster, Ohio. Eighteen senior contestants, ages 1720, were judged in the areas of consumer promotion, classroom presentation, media interview technique and issues response. Contestants from throughout the country vied for a place on this elite team of agriculture advocates and $5,000 in cash prizes sponsored exclusively by Farm Credit. Additionally five educational scholarships totaling $5,000 were given by the American National

John Weber (Minnesota), Kim Rounds (California), Arika Snyder (Pennsylvania), Rossie Blinson (North Carolina), and Emily Jack (Texas) were chosen as the 2012 National Beef Ambassador Team.

CattleWomen Foundation, Inc. For the past several years, one Beef Ambassador has also been chosen for a prestigious USDA internship in Washington D.C. This year’s contest also hosted a junior competition for youth beef industry advocates ages 12-16. Eleven passionate contestants vied for cash prizes, competing in two judged categories: Media Interview and Consumer Demonstration. The first place winner was Austin Gaspard (Louisiana), the second place winner was Abigail Grisedale (California), and the third place winner was Rachel Purdy (Wyoming). They all took home checks sponsored exclusively by Farm Credit for their top scores. While preparing for this national beef promotion and education competition, youth across the nation learn about beef and the beef industry within their family and with support from state CattleWomen, Cattlemen’s associations and state beef councils. The preparation highlights industry issues of current consumer interest. Winners of the state competitions compete at the national level receiving additional media training. After the event, as youth ambassadors, they speak to industry issues and misconceptions, while educating peers and others about food safety, nutrition

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New demand index points to profit potential The leading Angus brand has increased the number of pounds sold every year since 2005, but does that really mean demand for the product is soaring? Economists said there was not enough information to tell, so Kansas State University’s Ted Schroeder and Master’s student Lance Zimmerman analyzed additional data and found that the answer is, “Yes.” The methodology and results are explained in their research paper, “Defining and Quantifying Certified Angus Beef ® Brand Consumer Demand.” “The demand for CAB has outpaced Choice product since 2002,” the paper says. “Demand for CAB increased 56 percent over the eight years and Choice demand increased 20 percent.” In both cases, the biggest increase was from 2009 to 2010. “Much of the 2010 demand growth had to do with export market opportunity,” Schroeder said, but also a return of restaurant visitors in 2010. “We were a victim on the foodservice side and beneficiary on the retail side,” said Mark Polzer,

CAB vice president of business development. In 2009, CAB’s foodservice business was down almost 5.5 percent and retail was up 9 percent, but 2010 brought good news in both sectors: foodservice increased 10 percent and retail by 20 percent. CAB sales increased by more than 100 million pounds compared to 2009, and the brand’s cutout value increased more than $5 per hundredweight in deflated U.S. dollars. The paper notes, “There was not another year in the model where both per-capita consumption and real cutout prices increased relative to the previous year.” Demand for Choice beef and demand for CAB products are closely related, but certainly not identical. “The commodity product seemed to be more dramatically affected by negative macroeconomic factors, such as trade barriers and overall economic health,” the research states. “It is also worth noting that demand for Choice product appears slower to rebound during times of recovery than CAB demand.”

The index showed that strong international sales years (2003 and 2010) were also the two highest years for wholesale brand demand. International increases remains strong, on track to break the 2003 record this year as it claims more than 10 percent of the brand’s total sales. “Future dramatic growth will depend more and more on our international side,” Polzer said. “But there are so many variables outside of the cattle industry that affect international demand.” Regardless of where it’s sold, these increasing numbers bode well for producers. It can be hard to make a direct connection between farm-level prices and retail beef price stickers, but earlier research from John Marsh, Montana State University economist, looked at that. He studied total U.S. beef demand from 1976 to 1999 and noted a 66 percent decline. That translated to a 40 percent reduction in fed cattle prices, and feeder-calf prices dropped 48 precent during that period. The recent K-State research says, “Improving demand at the consumer and wholesale level can have an equally dramatic,

positive influence on farm-level prices and production, and these effects can be illustrated by the success of CAB and the Angus breed.” That’s backed by numbers: CAB premiums in the $5 per hundredweight (cwt.) range, video sale Angus breed premiums of $6.55 and 63 percent Angus-influence in the 2010 U.S. steer and heifer harvest mix. “Any beef product line that has growing demand is likely to benefit the entire industry,” Schroeder said. “There may be some substitution of Choice to CAB, but additional substitution is coming from other proteins and competing products around the world. By having CAB growth, you’re enhancing domestic producers’ opportunities to profit.” Continued increases of 5 percent to 10 percent, he says, would be very strong growth that represents value for farmers and ranchers. “To fulfill that need, premiums for that product will flow back down from the processor to the packers, back to the feedlot and ultimately to the cowcalf producer who is influencing those genetic selections,” Schroeder said. Although not 100 per-

Amish Baby Benefit Auction planned Oct. 15

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An Amish Baby Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, 501 Erie St., Little Valley, NY 14755, for Aaron Hertzler’s Down Syndrome Baby Amos who has had complications and long hospital stays. This benefit is for a 11 month old baby with complications since birth. He is a hearty baby with a smile

on his face. In order to save his life another major surgery is needed at a cost of over $250,000. This benefit is an effort to raise money to do that. Will be auctioning Quilts, Crafts, Furniture, Chairs, Rockers, Tack, Livestock and many more items. Please come rain or shine the auction will be under cover. Donations needed. All new or slightly used

items welcome. No junk. Fairgrounds will be open on Thursday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and/or Saturday morning up until the sale time at 9 a.m. for donation and or consignment drop offs. Donations can be made at any Otto, East Otto or Mansfield area Amish residence. Monitary donations. Please pay check to:

Hertzler Hospital Fund, Cattaraugus County Bank, Main Street, PO Box 227, Little Valley, NY 14755. Any questions Contact Noah Hertzler, 7124 Jersey Hollow Road Little Valley, NY 14755.

cent of the premiums are passed through the system, a portion is still significant. “If feeders see that they can get $4 or $5 per hundredweight (cwt.) premiums from CAB-qualifying carcasses, they’ll very quickly bid that back into their purchases for calves that they think will have a high likelihood of attaining that,” Schroeder said. “Beef demand woes historically have surrounded quality issues

with beef products,” Schroeder said, recalling the 1980s and ‘90s. “We needed to start offering customers a more predictable eating experience or we were going to see continually declining demand. “Higher quality and branded products do that or they don’t last,” he said. “If they don’t deliver consistently they’re out of the game.” To learn more, visit


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AUCTION SECTION and MARKET REPORTS German sheep herding trial set Oct. 15 Please join us at our annual sheep herding trial on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. There will be five runs, each run lasting for about 45 minutes. A run resembles a shep-

herd’s day in a miniature. The elements of the trial illustrate what a shepherd tending his or her sheep can encounter during the course of a day. They are: exit from the pen,

narrow road, bridge, wide graze, traffic, narrow graze and at the end the re-pen. The judge evaluating the event is from Germany. He has a large flock of his own that he tends around his home town.

He will read a herding critique of each run right after each competitor has finished. The address if the meeting is 683 Bagley Road in Rushville, NY. Car parking will be along Bagley Road,

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TOOLS & EQUIP.: Ridgid power snake; Flue gas analyzer 712 w/printer like new; Dewalt transit; Sm. trash pump; homelite generator; Alum. Walking legs; Ridgid bender; Con. Gas air compressor; Roofing air guns; Air framing nailers; Elec. wood splitter; Ridgid elec power threader w/oiler, stand & dyes; Sea snake w/100 reel; Ryobi band saw; Ridgid cast iron snap cutter; Ridgid 6200 5/8" cable 100 ft.; Hand sink machine; Hand tools; Roll around top & bottom tool box; Clamps; Shop lights; Router & bits; Buck saw for siding; 2" drain w/ 3/8" 100 ft. floor model; and more. LARGE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Lg. Coke Cola; Hess trucks; John Deere; House collectibles; Pez w/series; Victorian village; Lunch boxes; Holiday decorations, much more. GUNS: ALL GUNS NWTF -NEW - NEVER USED - 30-30 Win w/Bushnell scope micro grove brl M30-A-S; Mossberg Mossyoack brush 30-06 bushnell brl; Tristar-NKC-MO 12 ga. 3" black auto; New England firearms (Papdner pump H&P 1871 LLC) 12 ga. Stamped on gun NY525716; Traditions 50 calb. Black powder w/scope black; Very old 22 Auto pump; Partner H M561 - 3" full 4-10 single shot; Goose gun Orig. Marlin 3" mag. Chamber bolt action 3 shot; Conn. Valley Arms black powder 50 cal. 1:28 twist; Ducks Unlimited black auto (Charles Day) field 12 ga 3"; H&R (1871) LLC partner pump 20 ga. Two and three quarter or three inch-Camo pattern. St. on gun NY500996; Win. M70 bolt action; Weatherby 12 ga pump by Win. Super gun collection Don't miss them. Call for info 585-567-8844 website TERMS CASH OR GOOD CHECK W/PROPER ID 13% BP


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 10:30 AM Tractors & Industrial: IH 806, Ford 5000 w/cab, Ford 9N, IH 1086 w/cab, Satoh S550G w/front blade, IH 2404, IH 986, JD 4230 w/cab, Kubota L3430 w/cab & loader, CaseIH 585, Ford 7600, MF 285, MF 65 diesel, MF 283, Ford 1910, Case 680 TLB, MF 20 industrial w/loader, Ford 575D TLB, Case 480 Construction King TLB, Oliver OC-46-3D crawler loader, Gehl 3825 skid steer, 20 ft gooseneck trailer Implements: NH BR740 Silage Special round baler, CaseIH 8530 inline baler, IH 550 manure spreader, Goosen 3 pt bale chopper, (2) Kilbros 350 gravity boxes, NH 477 haybine, IH 6 ft 3 pt disc, Neidmeyer 3 pt fertilizer spreader, NI 1-row corn planter, 6 ft QT manure scraper, NH Super 717 chopper, MF 3 pt 3 btm plow, MF 3 pt 2 btm plow, 3 pt post pounder, Kuhn TB181 ditch bank mower, NH 316 baler, IH 310 3 pt 1 btm plow, JD 525 disc mower conditioner, Shaver QT post pounder, Brillion 3 pt 2-row cultivator, NH F62B blower, poly calf hutch, International Machinery 3-way dump trailer, Bush Hog 15 ft batwing mower, 6 ft finish mower, MF 41 3 pt sickle bar mower, MF 12 baler, Kewanee 3 pt 7-shank chisel plow, AC 8 ft transport disc, Shaver 3 pt post pounder, Woods 5 ft rotary mower, (2) Kory gravity boxes, Pequea HR10 rotary rake, JD 1360 disc mower conditioner (salvage), Bush Hog bale spear, JD 5 ft rotary mower, Fella SM165 3 pt disc mower, JD 3 pt 2 btm plow, Tufline GB4 8 ft back blade, 5 ft rotary mower, Feterl 85 grain cleaner (rotary screen), Gehl 2365 disc mower conditioner (salvage), IH 1150 grinder mixer, Land Pride 4 ft power seeder, 8 ft box blade, Brillion 12 ft cultipacker, NH 25 blower, Kuhn FC300 disc mower conditioner (salvage), Bean orchard sprayer, Gehl 55 Mix-All, NH 28 blower, Brillion 10-shank chisel plow, Dearborn 3 pt 2 btm plow, NI 4-spool tedder, MF 39 2-row corn planter, Gehl 1000 chopper, Bush Hog 8 ft plowing disc, Bush Hog 12 ft transport disc, NI wheel rake, JD 2940 chopper w/2 heads, Gehl 1310 round baler (salvage), NH 451 3 pt sickle bar mower, JD trailer-type sickle bar mower, JD 7000 4-row planter, White 508 4 btm semi-mount plow, IH 1300 3 pt sickle bar mower, Kuhn 4-star tedder, NH 268 baler, Gehl 99 blower, IH 420 3 pt 3 btm plow, JD 1207 haybine, NH 1430 disc mower conditioner, Kuhn 17 ft tedder, IH 510 3 btm semi-mount plow, IH 496 24 ft wing disc, Gehl 860 chopper w/2-row corn & hay head, Kverneland 5 btm spring-reset plow, IH 12 ft transport disc, CaseIH 3309 disc mower conditioner, MF grain drill w/seed box, Bush Hog post hole digger, Gehl 315 Scavenger spreader, Mayrath 30 ft hay & grain elevator, JD 5 btm semi-mount plow, AgriMetal bale chopper, Kverneland 3 pt 4 btm plow, Gehl 1312 Scavenger spreader, NH 352 grinder mixer, House 5 ft rotary mower, King Kutter 6 ft stone rake, King Kutter 7 ft back blade, Dion forage wagon, ground-drive spreader, 3 pt 2-row cultivator, King Kutter carryall, NH 256 rake w/dolley, NH 472 haybine, Gehl 1000 chopper w/2-row corn head, Sanford field cultivator, Knight 3025 Reel Augie spreader Lawn & Garden & UTV: Polaris Ranger 4x4 UTV, CubCadet 2185 garden tractor, JD GX75 riding mower, CubCadet 724WE snowblower Early Listing - Much More by Sale Day • Listing May Change Due to Daily Business Consignments Accepted Until Friday, October 13th, 5 PM Trucking Available Pre-Approved Financing Available Lunch by Franklin Rotary Club TERMS: Cash or Good Check. VISA and MasterCard Accepted. Positive ID Required. 4% Buyer’s Premium Waived if Paid in Full with Cash or Check. Nothing Removed Until Paid in Full. All Sales As Is Where Is. 20% Down Payment Required Sale Day - Balance Due Within 7 Days. DIRECTIONS: From I-88 Exit 11, take State Route 357 East approx. 7 miles to Franklin. Turn left onto Otego Street. One block to auction. AUCTIONEER: Frank Walker Catskill Tractor, Inc., 384 Center Street, Franklin, NY • 607-829-2600 •

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REAL ESTATE: Selling at 11:30am will be a 32 acre parcel with 1978 4 bedroom 2-1/2 bath home that needs TLC, 48’ x 100’ pole barn w/electric, water & concrete floor, 30’ x 120’ airplane hanger, airplane runway, 5 acres woods and small pond. Great country location. Assessed for $203,900, sells to the highest bidder. $10,000 deposit. OPEN HOUSES: TUES. OCT. 11 from 3-5pm, SAT. OCT. 15 from 10am-Noon, and TUES., OCT. 18 from 3-5pm. Call Penne for details at 585-494-1880. BACKHOE: Case 680 CK loader/backhoe (new tires over $3200 in maintenance this past year); BARN AND SHOP ITEMS: John Deere 110 lawn tractor w/36” deck; remote control model airplane; quantity of hand tools (new and used); 3 Craftsman stackable tool boxes; 5 chain saws; large floor jack; large bolt cabinet with large bolts and screws; quantity of bolt and screw cabinets; hardware; Red Devil paint shaker; revolving parts bin; log chains and chain binders; come-a-longs; Sevylor 12V trolling motor; kit to make sailboat (Katamoran); NEW: X-Pert 5.5. HP water pump; 12V backpack sprayer; McCulloch 35cc gas chain saw (16”); Central Machinery 5” bench grinder; much more; HOUSEHOLD: Winchester (Model 12) 12 ga. pump shot gun; .22 long rifle ammunition; night vision high performance monocular; binoculars; 402 power telescope; furniture, much more - some new in boxes. See website for list and pictures. TERMS: 10% Buyer’s Premium. Cash, NYS check, Visa/MC.

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Auction to be held at 765 Hosmer Road, 8 miles SE of Churchville, across from Mill Creek Golf Course, 1 mile south of Clifton, NY.

Having sold small farm will sell: FARM MACHINERY: 1951 JD MC Series #14293 dozer w/blade, restored; JD 1010 R.U. gas tractor, 1839 hrs, restored, with JD No. 5 sickle bar mower; 2005 Big Tex 14' x 7' 7000 GVW, trailer, 100 miles, stored inside; JD X534 4 wheel steer 54" cut mower, cost $7000, 3 years old, low hours; JD 316 garden tractor, hydrostatic, 50" mower w/DR lawn vac, gas, electric start; 6 ft. 3 pt York type rake; 3 pt. super pan; 3 pt. post hole auger; 3 pt. 1 bottom plow; 3 pt. JD 2 bottom plow; Ford 3 pt. blade; 2 wheel tractor; Lilliston 5 ft. Brush Hog; flat rack wagon; Stihl chain saw MS 211C, like new; 6" bench grinder; Echo string trimmer; aluminum ramp, nearly new; tractor chairs for 1010; portable air compressor; 8 ft. aluminum step ladder; Craftsman table saw; misc. tools; ANTIQUES: oak 2 door bookcase; crank telephone; square oak table w/2 leaves; 4 pressed back chairs; small oak buffet w/mirror; oak drop front desk; oak 4 section stack bookcase; oak file cabinet; school desk; small pot belly stove; small table; mirrors and picture frames; ledger books; bolt bins; HOUSEHOLD: grandmother's clock; Everstar portable air conditioner, nearly new; PA House cherry TV armoire. TERMS: 10% Buyer's Premium. cash, NYS check, Visa/MC.

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AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, October 10 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin) . Monthly Heifer sale. A group of reg. fresh young cows from Muranda Holsteins; Larkindale sends 10 -15 fancy Registered cows all stages of lactation. An exceptional group of cattle with deep pedigrees and a lot of quality & milk. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752. • 10:00 AM: Mifflintown, PA. Happy Hollow Dairy Dispersal. 300+ head sell. David & Tina Hunsberger, owners. Comanaged by Stonehurst Farm & The Cattle Exchange. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226, • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, 585738-2104. • 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, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-

847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 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 315-2870220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-3923321. Tuesday, October 11 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Tuesday. 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, 800-321-3211. Wednesday, October 12 • Lexington, KY. Late model Cat & Komatsu Construction Equip. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi.

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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

E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-8449104 • 1:30 PM: Francis Clancy, Alfred, NY. 12 organic cows & heifers. Holstein & Xbred cows. All organic paperwork is in order. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 • 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, 716-2965041, 585-738-2104 Thursday, October 13 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, 585738-2104. • 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 Market-



ing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-2870220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211. Friday, October 14 • Detroit, MI. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-6332944 • Intercourse, PA. Plankenhorn Farms Complete Dispersal. Co-managed with Stonehurst Farms. Dr. Sam & Gail Simon, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518568-3579 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518568-3579 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518568-3579 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518568-3579 • 10:30 AM: Catskill Tractor Co., 384 Center St., Franklin, NY. Fall Inventory Reduction and Machinery Auction. Con-


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 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 signments accepted. Frank Walker Auctioneers, 607-829-2600 • 5:30 PM: American Legion Hall, Main St., Wayland, NY. Auction of tools & equip., large private collections and guns. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-5678844 • 5:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-776-2000 or 315427-7845. 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, 413-569-6421 • 11298 State Route 149, Fort Ann, NY. Late model Construction Equip., Forestry Attachments, Support Equip., Tagalong & Equipment Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 • 8:00 AM: 6 Charmund Rd., Orangeville, PA. Complete Liquidation of Brewer Equipment LLC. Trucks, forklifts, equipment and pallet lots. Fraley Auction Co., Inc., 570-546-6907 • 8:30 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT. 8:30 am rain or shine. Accepting consignments Oct. 12 & 13 from 9-7 pm, Oct. 14 from 9-5 pm with preview all day. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828, Sale Barn 860349-3204 • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equip-

ment, 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: LaPlume Excavating, 119 Newton Rd., Plaistow, NH. Contractor Retirement 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. • 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 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771, Brad Ainslie Sale Chairman 315-8226087 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Calf Sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 • 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. Monday, October 17 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Lamb,

Sheep, Goat & Pig Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Wednesday, October 19 • Manassas, VA. Cat Construction Equip., Support, Attachments, Forklifts, Dump Trucks, Pickups & Equipment Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 • Allentown, PA. State Auction. Complete Liquidation of Automotive Dismantling Operation. MAC Car Crusher, Rubber Tired Loaders, Rollback & Dump Trucks, Vans. Over 100 Cars (4050 running), UNBELIEVABLE Accumulation of Motors, Transmissions, Shocks, Glass & Much More.Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-6332944 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Early consignments include 32 open heifers & 12 bred heifers. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-2965041, 585-738-2104 • 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. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515.

Thursday, October 20 • 140 Manda Ct., Troy, MO. Complete Liquidation of Concrete Precast Plant plus Real Estate. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315633-2944, Site phone 262-903-6269 • Gordonville, PA. Jo-Lan Farm Complete Dispersal. John & Rachel Lantz, owners. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 9:00 AM: 423 Ashwood Rd., Darlington, PA. Construction Equip., Trucks & Trailers. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 Friday, October 21 • Ben K. Stolzfus Farm, Intercourse, PA. Vision-Gen & Partners Elite Offering. Hosted by Vision Genetics. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 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. • 10:30 AM: Woodhull, NY (Steuben Co.). Levi Farmwald Retirement Auction. Horses, Dairy Herd & Farm Machinery. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520


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

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 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

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

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

TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak

PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 James P. Pirrung

WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 •

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

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 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 Fax 607-699-3661

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• 10:30 AM: Castile, NY. Ward Bros. Machinery & Cattle Dispersal. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 • 11:00 AM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Machinery Sale. We will be accepting Machinery on Thurs. 20th & Fri. 21st. Already consigned: Case 5220 tractor 4WD loader, cab; NH L150 Skid Loader; HLA sand/sawdust shooter; Rissler 510 feed cart mixer. Please call to get into the following ads. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 11:00 AM: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY. The Eastern New York Fall Heifer Sale., or call 845702-3643 Tuesday, October 25 • 10:00 AM: 12601 State Rd. 545, North Winter Garden, FL. Rental Returns of Late Model Construction, Support Equip., Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers Wednesday, October 26 • 10:00 AM: 175 Wolf Run Rd., Cuba, NY. Estate of Steve Petzen. Excavating Equip. & Trucks. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Milking Herd Dispersal. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 Thursday, October 27 • Moira, NY. Carl & Annabelle Bilow. 85 head of Quality Dairy Cattle. “Super Milk” every year since 1986. Delarm & Treadway, Sale Managers & Auctioneers, 518-483-4106 • Cleveland, OH. Complete Liquidation Cat Construction Equip. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers Friday, October 28 • Bloomfield, NY. Bennett Farms Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal. Bennett Farms, Inc. owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • Detroit, MI. Large Construction, Agricultural Equip., Attachments, Support Equip. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers Saturday, October 29 • Syracuse, NY. Construction, Support, Attachments, Aerials, Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • 20 McCormick Rd., Spencer, MA. Estate of George Adgalanis. 4 Ford tractors, Trucks & Tools, Hay & other equipment. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, Inc., 413-569-6421 • 9:00 AM: 5563 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Empire Tractor Relocation Auction. Farm Tractors, Equipment, Agricultural Parts, Store Inventory, Store Pictures. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585243-1563. • 11:00 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT. Fall Feeder Cattle Auction. Accepting consignments Fri., Oct. 28 12-6 pm; Sat. Oct 29, 7-11 am. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-8835828, Sale Barn 860-349-3204 Tuesday, November 1 • Pell City, AL. Truck Tractor & Specialized Trailer Auction. Large quantity of specialized trailers of different configurations: 19 axles, Trail Kings, Liddell, Hobb & others. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers Wednesday, November 2 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Saturday, November 5 • Canaan Tire, Gandolfo Dr, Canaan, CT. 5 Oliver Tractors, 1989 Ford Service Truck, Tire and Service Equipment, Office Equipment. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413-569-6421 • Delaware, OH. Late Model Rental Return Construction Equip., Aerial Lifts, Attachments, Support Equip. & Camping Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • Ithaca, NY. New York Holstein Fall Harvest Sale. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • 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, 585-3941515. 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. Selections are underway. Call if you want to participate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Saturday, November 12 • Madison, NY. Fern Hill Farm II Milking Herd Dispersal. 100 outstanding registered Holsteins sell. Jack Russin & Family, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 • Racine, WI. Late Model Earthmoving Equip., Truck Tractors, Dump Trailers, Equip. Trailers, Campers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers • 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. Tuesday, November 15 • Houston, TX. Late Model Construction Equip., Aerials, Forklifts, Support, Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers Wednesday, November 16 • The Pines Farm, Barton, VT. 150th Top of Vermont Invitational Dairy Sale. Free turkey for every buyer! Sales Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-5254774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-6268892 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Thursday, November 17 • Bow, NH. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-776-2000 or 315427-7845. Saturday, November 19 • Ledyard, CT (Foxwood Casino). Earthmoving Construction Equip., Aerial Lifts, Forklifts, Support, Dump Trucks, Truck Tractors, Equip. & Dump Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers Wednesday, November 23 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. 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, 585-2431563. • 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, 585-3941515. Saturday, December 10 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. • 11:00 AM: Ulysses, PA (Potter Co.). Fox Hill Farms (The Hoopes Family) Complete line of upscale vegetable farm equipment. Real estate sells at 10:15 am. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 Wednesday, December 14 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Thursday, December 15 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-776-2000 or 315427-7845. Wednesday, December 21 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Wednesday, December 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Saturday, January 7 • 10:00 AM: 3517 Railroad Ave., Alexander, NY. Z&M Ag & Turf Auction. Public Auction Sale of Farm Tractors, Machinery, Landscape, Tools and Lawn Tractor Mowers. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. Monday, February 6 • Kissimmee, FL. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT October 3, 2011 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt Calves:45-60# .20-.23; 6175# .24-.27; 76-90# .29-.32; 91-105# .35-.38; 106# & up .40-.45. Farm Calves: .50-.60 Started Calves: .22-.25 Veal Calves: .55-1.10 Heifers: Open .63-.75; Beef .65-.95. Feeder Steers: 74-92.50; Beef .58-.74 Stock Bull: .63-1 Beef Bull: 75-80 Sows: 31-33 Feeder Pigs: 30-57.50 Sheep, ea: 65-95 Lambs, ea: 165-260 Goats, ea: 70-160; Kids 2575 Rabbits: 5-14 Chickens: 3-15 Ducks: 4-13

AUCTION, INC Whately, MA October 4, 2011 Calves: (/cwt) 0-60# 5-31; 61-75# 25-65; 76-95# 4075; 96-105# 43-75; 106# & up 75. Farm Calves: 80-210/cwt Start Calves: 45-50/cwt Feeders: 57-110/cwt Heifers: 48.50-68/cwt Steers: 67/cwt Bulls: 82/cwt. Canners: 20-54/cwt Cutters: 55-65/cwt Utility: 66-71.50/cwt Sows: 50.50-57/cwt Pigs: 25-63/ea. Lambs: 125-210/cwt Sheep: 80-132.50/cwt Goats: 21-177.50/ea. Rabbits: 2.50-5.50/ea. Poultry: 1-14/ea. Hay (2 lots wet): 1.301.40/bale.

ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT September 26, 2011 Cattle: 145 Calves: 241 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 73-74.50; Boners 80-85% lean 68-71; Lean 85-90% lean 52-70. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 70-150; 80-92# 7090. Vealers: 60-100# 20-72.50

HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ October 4, 2011 Livestock: 29 Calves .321.40, Avg 1.01; 41 Cows .37.5-.72, Avg .57; 9 Easy Cows .39-.62.5, Avg .52; 23 Feeders 300-600# .50-1.28, Avg .78; 7 Heifers .41-.1.05, Avg .65; 9 Bulls .54.5-.82, Avg .68; 5 Steers .53-.96, Avg .69; 2 Hogs .69; 10 Roasting Pigs 19-66, Avg 44.90; 26 Sheep .90-1.92, Avg 1.10; 3 Lambs (ea) 3892, Avg 74, 73 (/#) 1.302.22, Avg 1.99; 20 Goats (ea) 23-150, Avg 77.28; 29 Kids (ea) 20-127.50, Avg 52. Total 286. Poultry & Egg: Heavy Fowl (/#) .90-1.40; Mixed Fowl (ea) 5.50; Pullets (ea) 1-2; Bantams (ea) 5; Roosters (/#) 1.40-1.55; Ducks (ea) 2.50-6; Rabbits (/#) 1-2.15; Pigeons (ea) 2-6.50. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.65; Brown Jum XL 1.90-1.95; L 1.87; M 1.14. Hay, Straw & Grain: 1 Alfalfa 4.10; 1 Mixed 4.40; 3 Grass 2.40-4; 1 Wheat Straw 4.20. Total 6.

FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA October 4, 2011 Beef Cattle: Canners 3052; Cutters 50-62; Util 5668; Bulls 70-80; Steers 105115; Heifers 55-65. Calves: Growers No. .75 1.20; Veal .55; Heifers .751.10; Other .50-.75. Hogs: Sows .40-.50; Roasters 50-70/ea; Boars .25. Sheep: 70-95; Lambs 1.201.75. Goats: Billies 125-175/ea; Kids 20-90/ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE

CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY No report CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY September 27, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .75-2; Grower Bull over 92# .701.30; 80-92# .50-1. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .58-.75; Lean .40-.62; Hvy. Beef Bulls .62-.76. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 800-1100;


Canandaigua Pavilion Penn Yan Dryden Cherry Creek


Vernon New Berlin


Central Bridge Chatham

CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY October 3, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# 1.10-1.40; 80-92# .901.20; Bob Veal .43-.57. Cull Cows (/hd): Gd 64-70; Lean 53-60.50; Hvy. Beef Bulls 67-72. Beef (/#: Feeders .60-.68; Veal .60-.83; Hols. Slaughter .58-.68. Lamb/Sheep (/hd): Feeder 140-160; Market 120-155; Slaughter 67. Goats (/hd): Billes 180225; Nannies 70-92.50; Kids 25-55. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY No report DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY No report GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY No report PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY September 29, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Calves over 92# 1-1.50; 80-92# .501.20; Bob Veal .05-.70. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .58-.68; Lean .35-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .70-.78. Beef (/#): Hols. Sel .78-.85. BATH MARKET Bath, NY September 29, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1-2.10; Grower Bulls over 92# 11.45; 80-92# .70-1.15; Bob Veal .20-.50. Cull Calves (/#): Gd .61.69; Lean .55-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .70-.81. Beef (/#): Feeders .60-.85. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.30-1.40; Slaughter Sheep .45-.50. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-95; Nannies 70-85. Swine (/#): Sow .46-.50; Boar .20-.25. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY October 5, 2011 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 58-72.50; Canners/Cutters 39-66; Bulls dairy HY Util 61-73. Slaughter Calves: Bobs

95-110# 15-60; 80-95# 1055; 60-80# 5-50. Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 30-65; 80-95# 2560; 60-80# 20-57; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 67-85. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 70-125; 8095# 65-120; 70-80# 60-75; Hfrs. 125-200; Bull calves over 95# 77.50-112.50. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 103-117.50; Sel 85-93.50; Hols. Ch grain fed 86-95; Sel 70-82.50. Hogs: Slaughter US 1-3 6770; Sows US 13 52; Boars US 1-3 17. Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 150-180; Market Ch 80100# 95-142.50. Slaughter Sheep: M 62.5065; Rams Ch over 130# 50. Goats (/hd): Billies L 110# & up 130-157.50; Nannies L 107. October 1, 2011 Beef Steers: 301-500# 67136; 501-700# 65-125; 701# & up 58-112. Beef Heifers: 301-500# 64123; 501-700# 61-124; 701# & up 54-105. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 58132; 501-700# 52-105; 701# & up 50-80. Holstein: 31-500# 35-67; 501-700# 40-65; 701# & up 45-64. Bred Replacements: 3201000.

Cauliflower (hd): .50-2.35 Cucumbers (1/2 bu): 814.50 Eggs (dz): 1.20-1.80 Eggplants (1/2 bu): 3-7.50 Gourds: .40-3.25 Grapes (12 bu): 4-18 Hot Peppers (1/2 bu): 2-13 Hubbards: .15-2 Indian Corn: 1.20-2.40 JBL’s (1/2 bu): 5.50-11.50 Mums: 1.25-4.25 Onions (bu): .10-.32 Peppers (1/2 bu): 2-12 Pie Pumpkins: .35-.85 Plums (peck): 2.50-10.50 Potatoes (50#): 16-19 Pumpkins: .40-9 Sweet Corn (dz): 1.20-3.25 Sweet Potatoes (1/2 bu): 515.50 Summer Squash (1/2 bu): 3.75-23 Tomatoes (25#): 2-36 Produce Mon @ 10 am, Wed-Fri @ 9 am sharp.

FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report. Hay Fridays @ 11:15. Produce Mon. @ 10 am, WedFri. @ 9 am sharp!


FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY September 28, 2011 Acorns: .10-.45 Apples (1/2 bu): 3-11 Beans (1/2 bu): 5-15.50 Beets (bunch): 1.05-1.40 Broccoli (hd): .55-1.50 Brussel Sprouts: .55-2 Buttercups: 10-1.40 Cabbage (hd): .70-1.45 Cantaloupes: .10-1.75

HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY October 3, 2011 Cattle: Bone Util .60-.86; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .60-.83. Feeders: Dairy .60-.83; Hfrs. .77-1.03; Bulls .781.05; Steers .75-.83. Calves: Bull Calves 96120# .80-1; up to 95# .10.95; Hols. Hfrs. under 100# 1.55.

BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA September 28, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1460# 106.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 Hols. 1440# 81.0; Sel 1-3 935# 86. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 68.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 63.50-66.25, lo dress 59-61; Boners 80-85% lean 5862.25, hi dress 65.50; Lean 85-90% lean 52.75-58.50, hi

dress 59.75, lo dress 46.7551.75. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1965# 7.75; 1235# 83.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 650# 104. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-115# 140-172; 90# 120; No. 2 Hols. 95-120# 100-132; 80-90# 70-90; No. 3 95-120# 60-82; 75-90# 5062; No. 2 Hols. Hfrs. 80-100# 70-150/hd; BeefX 100-105# 100-110. Vealers: 70-90# 15-62. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 240# 155/hd; 270-280# 190195/hd; 45-50% lean 260300# 157.50-180/hd. Boars: 270-450# 90100/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 1055# 17-40; 70# 40. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 45-65# 140-195; 80100# 117.50-170; Gd & Ch 1-2 40-55# 70-125; Ewes Gd 2-3 160# 70. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 45-60# 65-82.50; Sel 2 under 20# 4-8; 20-45# 2060; Nannies Sel 1 90-110# 75-77; Sel 3 90# 30. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA October 4, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 1240-1645# 113-119.75; Sel & Lo Ch 1180-1335# 103-112.50; cpl not finished 92-98.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 1540-1695# 103-112.50; Ch 1265-1545# 95-102.50; Sel 1215-1505# 88-95. Heifers: Sel & Lo Ch 12151480# 107.50-114.50; cpl Hols. 65-96.75; Beef cow 95-100 Slaughter Cows: Breakers/Boners 62-68.50; Lean 63-67; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 56-61.50; Shelly 55 & dn. Bulls: Hols. 1 hd 1600# 84. Feeder Cattle: Steers BeefX 430-500# 97-111; Hols. 210-1160# 66-81.50; Hfrs. BeefX 435-575# 89.50-108; Dairy types 7551055# 52.50-74.50; Here-

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COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA October 5, 2011 Cows: Canners 12-52.50; Cutters 53.50-58.50; Util 59.50-72.50. Bulls: 58 Steers: Ch 111-115.50; Sel 104-106.50; Hols. 65-71. Heifers: Ch 112-113.50; Sel 72-96.50. Calves: 25-185/ea. Feeders: 35-143 Sheep: 68 Goats: 45-185/ea; Kids 46101/ea. Sows: 39-55 Boars: 36 Hogs: 59-61/ea. Feeder Pigs: 55-85/ea. Chickens: 1.25-10.50 Rabbits: 3-22 Ducks: 2.50-18 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm.

Springing Hfrs. 7501400;Bred Hfrs. 700-1150; Fresh Hfrs. 900-1300; Open Hfrs. 400-900. Beef (/#): Feeders .50-1.20; Sel .80-.89; Hols. Sel .74.85. Lamb & Sheep (/#): Feeder 1-2; Market 1-1.50; Slaughter Sheep .30-.65. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-180; Nannies 50-125; Kids 30-80. Swine (/#): Hog .25-.35; Sow .30-.40; Boar .05-.12; Feeder Pig (/hd) 10-42.

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT ford 1075# 75; Bulls dairy types 230-1055# 56-102. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 137147; No. 2 85-120# 105-137; No. 3 65-100# 65-105; Hols. hfrs. 90-120# 170-217. Swine: Sows 315-545# 5463; Thin/weak/rough 40-50; Boars 555# 31.50. Goats: L Nannies 80-122; thin 54-70; Family 180; Fleshy Kids 72-114; Small/thin/bottle 20-68. Lambs: Ch 45-70# 180195. Sheep: all wts. 90. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with Calves * Special Fed & Feeder Cattle Sale Tues., Oct. 4. * State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Fri., Oct. 7. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale No report All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm

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CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report *Next State Graded Sales Fri., Oct. 26. Receiving 7:30 am till 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA October 3, 2011 Cattle: 126 Holstein Steers: 12321428# 83-87.50. Cows: Breakers 60.7564.50; Boners 51.50-61; Lean 45-55. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 480528# 100-107; M&L 2 540784# 75-84; L 3 Hols. 500734# 60-64. Feeder Bulls: 380# 88. Calves: 143. Bulls No. 1 94124# 137.50-152.50; 84-92# 105-125; No. 2 94-124# 120-137.50; 80-92# 85107.50; No. 3 94-116# 70115; 80-92# 62.50-87.50; Hfrs. No. 1 84-104# 175222.50; No. 2 78-94# 90140. Veal: Util 20-65. Feeder Pigs: (/hd) 34-47. Sheep: Lambs 40-48# 112.50-147.50; 50-68# 147.50-160; 70-90# 137.50160. Goats (/hd): Kids 50-60# 70-97.50; 60-70# 95-97.50. Hay: 14 lds, 120-350/ton. EarCorn: 2 lds, 225285/ton. Straw: 3 lds, 190-245/ton. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA October 3, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 63-65, hi dress

Pennsylvania Markets Mercer

Jersey Shore

New Wilmington

Dewart Leesport Belleville Homer City

New Holland Carlisle Lancaster Paradise

Eighty-Four 66-67, lo dress 5962.50;Boners 80-85% lean 60-64, hi dress 64-69, lo dress 56-59; Lean 85-90% lean 58-61.50, lo dress 5057. Slaugter Bulls: YG 1 10051945# 72-73, hi dress 79.50, lo dress 65-67. Feeder Steers: Hols. L 3 550-800# 70-75. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 250-450# 117.50-127.50; 500-600# 110-117.50; 700750# 102-103; M&L 2 200400# 90-102.50; 550-650# 103-110. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300400# 122.50-127.50; 400500# 128-136; 600-700# 115-118; M&L 2 pkg 560# 109. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Bulls 95-105# 120-135; 80-90# 107.50-120; No. 2 95-110# 100-112.50; No. 3 80-95# 50-75; Util 50-75# 12.50-30. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-3 60-80# 152.50-163; 100150# 152.50-162; Yearlings Ch 2-3 125-135# 130132.50. Ewes: Util 1-2 100-200# 6065. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 65-85; 60-85# 8092.50; Sel 3 35-45# 27.5035; Nannies Sel 3 100-130# 50/cw. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA October 3, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1234-1448# 118120.50; Ch 2-3 1098-1548# 112.50-118.50; Sel 1-3 1106-1332# 108-112.50. Slaughter Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1424-1592# 100-104.50; 1614-1686# 100-101; Ch 2-3 13281578# 94-99; Sel 1-3 11921510# 90-94. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1274-1330# 115.50116.50; Ch 2-3 1166-1348# 112.50-114.50; Sel 1-3 1224# 106. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 63.75-68.25, hi dress 68.50-69.75, lo dress 59-63.50; Boners 80-85% lean 60-65.25, hi dress 66.25-67.50, lo dress 56.5060.25; Lean 88-90% lean 56-61.50, hi dress 63-67, lo

dress 51-55.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1198-1704# 70.50-79.50, Bullocks 1082# 89. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 308422# 120-127.50; 548-618# 99-120; M&L 2 289-298# 120-127.50; 752# 85; L 3 Hols. 326-376# 71-79; 6091090# 69-83. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 278-490# 110-118; M&L 2 356-492# 90-105; 608-842# 83-104. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 301484# 102.50-116; 502-736# 100-112; M 2 512# 180; L 3 Hols. 378# 81. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 94-118# 135-152.50; 92# 115-117.50; No. 2 94125# 105-142.50; 82-92# 90-115; No. 3 96-108# 67.50-105; 70-92# 5587.50; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90# 225; No. 2 102# 95; Beef X 82-126# 70-125. Vealers: Util 66-96# 12-65. Sows: US 1-3 380-500# 5456. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 2-3 62-66# 178-190; 77-107# 147.50-187.50; Yearlings 160-186# 130-160; Gd 2-3 152-196# 69-75; 209-224# 64-68; Rams 254-274# 6065. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 45-60# 105-120; 65-70# 130-140; Sel 2 20-35# 2544; 40-45# 77.50-85; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 6182.50; Sel 3 70-100# 42.5067.50; Billies Sel 2 110# 110. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA No report KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA October 1, 2011 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 180-220 Mixed Hay: 10 lds, 140-310 Timothy: 3 ld, 175-250 Grass: 4 lds, 130-300 Straw: 4 lds, 175-205 Firewood: 2 lds, 90-110 Oats: 4 lds, 13-14 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA September 30, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Mon. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1230-1625#

116.50-119.50; Ch 2-3 1190-1535# 113-116.50; Sel 2-3 1120-1440# 109.50113; Hols. Ch 2-3 12401470# 94-95. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1245-1380# 114.50116.50; Ch 2-3 1105-1360# 111.50-113; Sel 2-3 12651370# 108.25-109.50; Thurs. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 12851565# 118-122; Ch 2-3 1190-1440# 114-117.50; Sel 2-3 1160-1395# 110113; Hols. Ch 2-3 12501505# 92-95; Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1215-1450# 118-119.50; Ch 2-3 1180-1385# 113.50116.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 71-73; Breakers 75-80% lean 64.50-69, hi dress 70-72.50, lo dress 63-64.50; Boners 80-85% lean 61-65.50, hi dress 65.50-67.50, lo dress 58.50-61; Lean 85-90% lean 55-60.50, hi dress 61-65, lo dress 51-55. Slaughter Bulls: Mon.YG 1 1510-1700# 79-83.50, lo dress 1325-1590# 69-73; Bullocks 835-1365# 74-78; hi dress 860-1180# 78.5089; lo dress 825-1375# 66.50-72; Thurs. YG 1 9001630# 73-77, hi dress 12401760# 82-86, lo dress 67.50-70.50. Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Mon. No. 1 95-115# 165-185; No. 2 95-120# 130160; 85-90# 60-90; No. 3 95105# 60-75; 75-90# 50-60; Util 65-100# 20-60; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 70-80# 110-190; non-tubing 60-75# 22-37; Tues. No. 1 pkg 121# 115; 95-112# 120-140; 90-95# 115-120; No. 2 95-113# 120-137; 90-95# 110-112; pkg 83# 80; No. 3 83-109# 50-66; pkg 74# 22; Util 73103# 20-40; Graded Hols. Hfrs No. 1 103-113# 230255; 8093# 180-200; pkg 80# 180; No. 2 pkg 84-91# 180; non-tubing 62-93# 1250. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 pkg 120-128# 137; 94118# 166-178; 80-92# 6075; No. 2 pkg 120-128# 130; 94-118# 161-176; 80-92# 50-62; No. 3 90-130# 50-70; 72-88# 20-30; Util 60-110# 17-25; Hols. hfr. calves No. 1 95-110# 150-220; No. 2 75-

115# 50-100. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA September 27, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 62.50-63.50; Boners 80-85% lean 56.5061; Lean 88-90% lean 5256.50, lo dress 44-49. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 135-170; 8090# 80-120; No. 2 95-120# 100-125; No. 3 90-120 4575. Vealers: Util 60-100# 30-45. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA September 28, 2011 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1250-1530# 93.5097.75; Sel 1-3 1415-1475# 87.25-90.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 67.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 6466; Boners 80-85% lean 6063.50, lo dress 57-58.50; Lean 85-90% lean 54.5059.50, hi dress 60.50-61, lo dress 48-53.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1990-2040# 72-74.50. Feeder Steers: L 3 Hols. 358# 57.50. Vealers: Util 70-110# 25-61. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-125# 155-172.50; 85-90# 120-157.50; No. 2 95-120# 120-150; 80-90# 85-115; No. 3 95-120# 75115; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 75-90# 95. Lambs: Ch 2-3 55-75# 140157.50; Gd & Ch 1-3 40-70# 120-140. Ewes: Gd 1-2 225# 70. Goats: Kids Sel 1 40# 75; 70-80# 118; Sel 2 40# 6576; Billies Sel 1 150# 152.50; Sel 2 100# 115. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA September 27, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1330-1445# 117118.50; Ch 2-3 1135-1475# 112-117.50; Sel 1-3 10551520# 108-112.50. Slaughter Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1160-1445# 100-105; Ch 2-3 13101565# 95-100.50; Sel 1-3 1260-1535# 88-94. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1155-1375# 114-116; Ch 2-3 1055-1380# 109.50114.50; Sel 1-3 1035-1230# 105-109.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 68.5073; Breakers 75-80% lean 63-68, hi dress 69, lo dress 61-63; Boners 80-85% lean 59-64.50, hi dress 66.5068.50; Lean 85-90% lean 53-60.50, hi dress 62.50-63, lo dress 45-52. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1270-1980# 73.50-82.50; 2005-2225# 71-76, hi dress 1445# 84.50; YG 2 13101810# 59.50-70; Bullocks 1115-1185# 79-85.

Feeder Steers: S 1 440592# 83-85; L 1 840# 107; M&L 2 480# 85-93; 502545# 82-93; L 3 Hols. 505725# 52-61. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 275# 119; 450# 92; 525632# 87-100; M&L 2 265# 100; 335-480# 86-92; 505800# 80-85. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 375440# 91-102; 555-700# 8594; M&L 2 215-275# 100125; 375-467# 88-92; 510870# 74-89; L 3 Hols. 240485# 60-67. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-130# 140-182; 90# 125-140; No. 2 95-115# 110140; 80-90# 95-122; No. 3 70-115# 45-110; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 100# 220; No. 2 Hols. Hfrs 75-120# 97-205. Vealers: Util 65-110# 20-60. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 215-218# 70.75-71; 235-257# 69.5072.75; 290# 69.50; 45-50% lean 231-277# 66.50-69.75; 292-323# 65-67. Sows: US 1-3 400-490# 5057.50; 510-620# 59-60. Boars: 370-850# 33.5034.25; 370-850# 33.5034.25; Jr. 275-345# 48.5053.50. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 1555# 10-31. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 35-60# 130-157; 70100# 120-152; 118-130# 120-132; Rams 225# 80. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 72-92; 65-70# 87-105; Sel 2 20-40# 27-67; 45-60# 60-72. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 120# 90; Sel 3 110# 62; Sel 3 90# 30. Billies: Sel 2 130# 110. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA October 3, 2011 Cattle: 145 Steers: Gd 95-100 Heifers: Gd 90-95 Cows: Util & Comm. 62-69; Canner/lo Cutter 61 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 70-78 Bulls: YG 1 63-71 Feeder Cattle: Steers 7595; Bulls 60-85; Hfrs. 60-90. Calves: 88. Ch 100-110; Gd 80-90; Std 15-60; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 60-150. Hogs: 47. US 1-2 70-72; US 1-3 68-70; Sows US 1-3 5060. Feeder Pigs: 32. US 1-3 20-50# 20-36. Lambs Ch 155-180; Gd 130-150; SI Ewes 50-70. Goats: 8-150 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA October 3, 2011 Alfalfa: 250 Alfalfa/Grass: 200-300 Grass: 170 Timothy: 130-165 Rd. Bale: 100 Lg. Rd, Bales: 130 Straw: 185-215 Wood: 57.50 Hay Auction held every

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA October 3, 2011 Roosters: 1-4 Hens: .25-2.75 Banties: .05-1 Pigeons: 1.50 Guineas: 1.25-3 Ducks: 2 Bunnies: 1.50-3 Rabbits: 4-10 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA September 29, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1285-1565# 118-122; Ch 2-3 1190-1440# 114117.50; Sel 2-3 1160-1395# 110-113. Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1250-1505# 92-95. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1215-1450# 118119.50; Ch 2-3 1180-1385# 113.50-116.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 70-72, hi dress 73.50-75.50, lo dress 67-67.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 67-70, hi dress 70-72, lo dress 59-63; Boners 8085% lean 63-67, hi dress 68-72; Lean 88-90% lean 56.50-61, hi dress 61.50-63, lo dress 53-55. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9001630# 73-77, hi dress 1240-1760# 82-86; lo dress 67.50-70.50. Graded Bull Calves: Hols. No. 1 pkg 120-128# 137; 94118# 166-178; 80-92# 6075; No. 2 pkg 120-128# 130; 94-118# 161-176; 8092# 50-62; No. 3 90-130# 50-70; 72-88# 20-30; Util 60110# 17-25. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 95-110# 150-220; No. 2 75-115# 50-100. NEW HOLLAND

PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA October 3, 2011 Slaughter Lambs: Non-traditional markets: Wooled & Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 190-2177; 60-80# 191-211; 80-90# 184-202; 90-110# 189-202; 110-130# 191206; Wooled & Shorn Ch 23 40-60# 181-202; 60-80# 171-196; 80-90# 175-190; 90-110# 166-183; 110-130# 145-160. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 82-97; 160200# 78-91; 200-300# 6876; Util 74-86; 160-200# 7084. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 90-112; 60-80# 106140; 80-90# 136-151; Sel 2 30-50# 68-84; 50-60# 7994; 60-80# 88-106; 80-90# 94-109; 90-100# 98-113; Sel 3 30-40# 32-46; 40-60# 34-56; 60-80# 53-80; 80-90# 79-88. Slaughter Nannies/Does: Sel 1 50-80# 78-94; 80130# 94-108; 130-180# 101-116; Sel 2 50-80# 6674; 80-130# 69-84; 130180# 81-96; Sel 3 50-80# 49-64; 80-130# 62-76. Slaughter Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 165-175; 150-250# 190-208; Sel 2 100-150# 121-136. Slaughter Wethers: Sel 1 100-150# 249-265; 150200# 275-288; Sel 2 100150# 188-203; 150-200# 195-210. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to last week corn sold .60 to .70 lower, wheat sold .25-.30 lower, barley sold .10-.20 lower, oats sold .05-.10 lower & Soybeans sold 1 to 1.25 lower. EarCorn sold 5 lower. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.13-7.31, Avg 6.64, Contracts 5.95-6; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.596.34, Avg 5.91, Contracts 6; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-5, Avg 5.10, Contracts 4.50, Oats No. 2 Range 4.25-5, Avg 4.62; Soybeans No 2 Range 11.04-11.49, Avg 11.20, Contracts 11.09; EarCorn Range 190-200, Avg 195. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-7, Avg 6.68; Wheat 5.80; Barley No. 3 Range 4.60-4.75, Avg 4.67; Oats No. 2 Range 3.804.30, Avg 4; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10-11.40, Avg 10.92; EarCorn Range 220. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.38-6.52, Avg 6.50; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.30-6.10, Avg 5.70; Barley No. 3 Range 3.70-5, Avg 4.31; Oats No. 2 Range 3-4, Avg 3.41; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.88-11.79, Avg 11.27; EarCorn Range 165240, Avg 201.66 Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.45-6.85, Avg 6.67; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.60; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70; Oats No. 2 Range 4.35; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.10-11.25, Avg 11.17; Gr. Sorghum Range 7.15. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-7, Avg 6.44, Mo. Ago 8.16, Yr Ago 4.70; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.30-6.60, Avg 5.95, Mo Ago 6.88, Yr Ago 5.93; Barley No. 3 Range 3.70-5.50, Avg 4.65, Mo Ago 4.88, Yr

Ago 2.49; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5, Avg 3.95, Mo Ago 4.13, Yr Ago 2.34; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.88-11.79, Avg 11.10, Mo Ago 13.88, Yr Ago 10.12; EarCorn Range 165-240; Avg 202.50, Mo Ago 211.25, Yr Ago 114. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.83-7.50, Avg 6.64;Wheat No. 2 Range 5.34; Oats No. 2 Range 3.40-4, Avg 3.67; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.99. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary September 30, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 115.50-119.50; Ch 13 112-117.50; Sel 1-2 108113; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 100-105; Ch 2-3 95-100.50; Sel 1-2 88-94. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 114-119.50; Ch 1-3 109-113; Sel 1-2 105109.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 63-69; Boners 80-85% lean 58.50-64.50; Lean 85-90% lean 52-60. Slaughter Bulls: lo dress 67-71.50, Avg dress 72-77; hi dress 81.50-86. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 132.50-146; 500-700# 122.50-137; M&L 2 300500# 119-125; 500-700# 105-117. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 117-126; 500700# 111-123; 300-500# 102.50-114; 500-700# 98107. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 120-144; 500-700# 109-130; M&L 2 300-500# 110-122.50; 500-700# 92110. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-60. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 140-185; No. 9 95-125# 100-145; No. 3 80-120# 45-110; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 205-305; No. 2 84-105# 180-250; No. 2 80-105# 100-175.

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PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary October 3, 2011 Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. Compared to last week hay sold steady to 10 higher and straw sold steady to firm. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Alfalfa 175-250; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160300; Timothy 150-200; Straw 100-160 clean; Mulch 60-80. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 161 lds Hay, 53 Straw. Alfalfa 160-305; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 130-355; Timothy 147-295; Grass Hay 150-340; Straw 140280 clean. Diffenbach Auct, N. Holland: September 26, 65 lds Hay, 16 lds Straw. Alfalfa 170-305; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 165-355; Timothy 195-295; Grass 150-340; Straw 140-280 clean. Green Dragon, Ephrata: September 30, 39 lds Hay, 14 Straw. Alfalfa 160; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 130-285; Timothy 147-275; Grass Hay 160-250; Straw 147215 clean. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: September 29, 15 lds Hay, 11 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160310; Grass 180-280; Straw 155-245. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: September 28, 42 lds Hay, 12 lds Straw. Alfalfa 192-195; Alfalfa/Grass Mix 150-260; Timothy 170-295; Grass 105-245; Straw 165240 clean. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 87 Loads Hay, 9 Straw. Alfal-

fa 180-290; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 105-300; Timothy 135-180; Grass 150-300; Straw 135-205 clean. Belleville Auct, Belleville: September 28, 12 lds Hay, 0 ld Straw. Alfalfa 205-290; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 140300. Dewart Auction, Dewart: September 28, 14 Lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 155-340; Straw 160-185 clean. Greencastle Livestock: September 26 & 29, 8 lds Hay, 0 ld Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 142.50-155; Timothy 135-165. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: October 1, 19 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 180220; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 105-310; Timothy 175-250; Grass Hay 130-300; Straw 190-200 clean. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: September 27, 15 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 105-255; Grass 100150; Straw 185. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: September 24 & 27, 19 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120-285; Timothy 165-187.50; Straw 125-162 clean. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: September 30, 17 lds Hay, 0 lds Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 160185. VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA October 3, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1355-1555# 119.50123.50; Ch 2-3 1220-1490# 115-120; Sel 2-3 10901380# 108-114. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1105-1455# 112-116. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 64.50-68.50; Boners 80-85% lean 6164.50; Lean 85-90% lean 56.60-59.50, lo dress 48-54. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 130-167.50; 8590# 60-75; No. 2 100-120# 105-130; No. 3 80-125# 4070; Util 65-115# 15-45; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-100# 100130. * Next Feeder Cattle Sale Oct. 14. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA September 29, 2011 Loads: 36 Mixed Hay: 12 lds, 160-310 Grass: 3 lds, 180-280 Straw: 12 lds, 155-245 Rye: 3 lds, 12.75-13 WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA October 5, 2011 Loads: 51 Alfalfa: 5 lds, 130-320 Mixed Hay: 14 lds, 137-300 Timothy: 4 lds, 225-385 Grass: 5 lds, 132-187 Straw: 11 lds, 147-190 Rye: 8 lds, 12.25-13.50 Firewood: 1 ld, 75

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Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 73-77; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6873. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5356; 500-700# 61-63.75. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-30# 170-200; 40-50# 130-165; US 2 20-30# 200205; 30-40# 165-190. Slaughter Sheep: Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 168-213; 60-80# 159-178; Ch 1-3 40-60# 140-157; 60-80# 148-163; 80-110# 137-154; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 69-84; 160200# 70-85; Util 1-2 120160# 61-76; 160-200# 5873. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 106-112; 60-80# 100-131; 80-100# 122-137; Sel 2 40-60# 73-88; 60-80# 88-100; Sel 3 40-60# 40-76; 60-80# 67-83; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 112-120; 130-180# 116-130; Sel 2 80-130# 7085; 130-180# 96-106; Sel 3 50-80# 46-62; 80-130# 6378; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 136-151; 150-250# 147162; Sel 2 100-150# 108123.

A walk on the wild side of ag advocacy by Cyndie Sirekis Steering clear of “producer” and “industry” when talking about food grown or raised by America’s farm and ranch families was one of the tidbits of advice offered at a recent gathering of Farm Bureau members and staff from around the country involved in agricultural promotion and education. The solution? Just use farmer. J. Scott Vernon Ph.D., a featured speaker at Farm Bureau’s national Promotion & Education Conference, is the founder of I Love Farmers… They Feed My Soul and a professor of agricultural education and communication at California Polytechnic State University. He is not alone in urging food producers to call them-

selves farmers. Vernon and the board of directors of I Love Farmers, none of whom are older than 25, do stand out in the growing field of those dubbed “agricultural advocates” due to their chosen methods of engaging with the nonfarming public. Provocative is an apt description for some of the strategies used by the young agricultural enthusiasts (ages 1525) who make up I Love Farmers, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by Vernon to “create a conversation among peers about our food, our farmers and our future.” The slogan “Where’s the Food, Without the Farmer?” is one example. Tee shirts, ball caps and temporary rub-on




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tattoos emblazoned with the slogan are wildly popular as conversation starters when worn by supporters. Hosting rap and reggae concerts and using social media are other fun ways to get points about today’s farming across to young people, according to Vernon. Going even further afield from the traditional venues ag advocates often frequent to reach the public, such as farmers’ markets

and community fairs, supporters have placed “I Love Farmers” artwork in tattoo parlors. Spreading the word about today’s agriculture in tattoo parlors may have some merit. According to the Web s i t e VanishingT, which features facts and statistics about inked body art, 14 percent of Americans now have one or more tattoos. That’s up from 6 percent in 1936.

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation Looking at age breakdowns is even more revealing. A 2006 a study done by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 36 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. Expanding the age bracket studied up to 50 reveals that 40 percent sport some ink. Despite the growing prevalence and in-

creased acceptance of tattoos, does Vernon really think people will ask for “I Love Farming… it Feeds My Soul” tattoos? Not at all, he says. “This is just one more place where we can reach people and get them talking about food and farming,” he suggests. Cyndie Sirekis is director of news services with the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Shoresbrook Registered Holstein Milking Herd Dispersal & a Select Group of Heifers

Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011 - 10:00 A.M. **Sale to be held at our Whipple farm location** 2892 Sheshequin Rd. , Towanda, PA 18848 Located just 15 miles south of Waverly, NY. From Waverly, take route 220 south to Ulster, PA. Take left at light on Bridge St. Go across bridge and turn right on SR 1043 Sheshequin Rd. Go 3 miles to the Robert Whipple Farm, first farm on right.

100+ head of Registered Holsteins - 65 Milking Animals; 5 EX cows; 45 first lactation; 12 second lactation; 10 bred heifers; 15 yearlings (6-12 months); 15 calves; 15 red & white cattle; another 15 red carriers BAA - 109.5; RHA - 19,786; Fat - 3.5; Protein - 3.1 Army - 3E 94 EEEEE 10 daughters sell directly out of Army including: • VG 88 91MS - First lactation talent - Fresh 8/11 with second calf Looks tremendous - Milking 108 lbs. • Other milking daughters: 3 Talents, Roy, Shottle • Heifers by Goldwyn, Stormatic, and Dundee • Army is 7th generation VG or EX

Trisa - VG 85 @ 2-03 • VG fresh Advent from the Tobi family sells; backed by a VG 86 Inferno. Then 2E 93 Radius Tess, • Ruebens Tory EX 92, Storm Tobianna 2E 94, Tobi 3E 96, Tina 2E 95. • Also selling: Advent full sister fresh in June and a pair of black and white Talent sisters recently fresh.

Briana - VG 87 - 88 MS @ 2-03 • This stylish Jr 2 sells completing 13 gen vg or ex and her first four dams are all ex. From the heart of the Packard herd. • Also selling from this family - 3 VG 86 2-year-olds September Storms from Briana's VG 86 Durham sister

Other highlights include: • Fresh second calf Dundee with 8 out of 9 excellent dams. • Linjet 2 yr old from 2E 93 Durham x 2E 90 Encore • 2 Talent 2 yr olds x 2E 92 Astre x 3E 94 Mark x 3E 92 x Ex 93 Fond Matt • 2 fresh Shottles x 87 Skyfame x 2E 95 Encore Rip • 4 daughters sell from 87 pt 2 yr old Stromatic x 2E 94 Chief Adeen x 2E 94 Starbuck Ada; include shottle, 2 jaspers, and Bolivia • Red September Storm and Rampage sell from Ex Kite x Ex 94 Red Marker Rizz • Ex Jordan 94 MS sells with her VG 87 Ex MS from Ron Con Carla Factor-Red 3E 93 family

Renee - EX 90 - 91 MS • This excellent Durham daughter sells out of Maple-Flat Astre Rio - 3E 92 • Second dam the one and only Maple-Flat Aries Rosie -3E 96 *6 times NOM AA • Renee sells being fourth out of five generations excellent • Renee's vg 87 pt 4 yr old sells along with her shottle bred heifer due in January to Crackholm Fever • Milking 122 lbs - Fresh in June

Managed by: Shoresbrook Farm & Howard Visscher Auctioneers: Howard Visscher: 607-699-7250 Lic. #000959L Art Kling: 717-439-5117 Lic. #000500L Catalog/Pedigrees: Daniel Brandt: 717-821-1238 Sale Staff — Glenn Shores: 570-265-8280 Randell Shores: 607-857-2224 Russell George: 716-913-8977 Ryan Shores: 914-805-3351 Kenny Young: 570-596-2842 Ray LeBlanc: 802-249-2155 Dave Packard: 860-459-5868

A View from Hickory Heights by Ann Swanson Pumpkins in short supply Usually my grandson has lots of pumpkins to sell, but this year they are in short supply. If he has enough for the family, that is about it. Once again the growing season this year played a trick on this crop. While the vines grew, they rapidly shriveled up from lack of moisture. I heard an announcer on the radio reiterate the same message. If you

hope to have a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern you better get it as soon as they are out unless you live in an area that was not part of the drought. Years ago we used to grow pie pumpkins. They are smaller and sweeter than those used for jacko-lanterns. We used the pumpkins we grew for small jack-o-lanterns. I always kept stubs of candles to light the little jack-o-lanterns.

Once the pumpkins were all picked my mother-in-law canned and froze the meat of them. First we cleaned out the seeds, then, we cut the flesh into small pieces that could be boiled or baked. Once they were cooled we removed the skin and mashed them. I froze most of mine because I did not have a pressure canner at the time. I wonder if pie pumpkins are in the same boat. Since they grow during the same time frame I assume they are. We just recovered from a short crop a couple years ago where the cans of pumpkin flew off the shelves as quickly as they were stocked. I

wonder what this season will bring. No matter how you look at it farmers play a game of chance as they head into their fields each spring. They sow the seeds in faith that there will be enough sun and rain to grow a good crop. Then they wait to see how things play out. The return may swell the coffers or they may get very little. It is always a gamble. I have to say that businesses no matter what they are the ultimate gamble. An investor puts money into a

business hoping for an adequate return. That is not always the case. I feel fortunate to have some pumpkin put away so I know I will be able to make pies, breads, and pancakes. The October birthdays are coming up fast. I know my daughter-inlaw intends to make pumpkin pie for her son’s birthday. I thought we were doing something different this year but the boy has chosen for us to go to the Audubon Society to celebrate once again. We

wander the trails where “animals” tell about themselves, and then we go into the building for cider and popcorn. We have our pie at home when we are all done. It really is a very nice night as long as the weather is decent. My baking skill will be called into play when we celebrate for my son and daughter. I’ll make pie for him, but my daughter prefers cake. Ann Swanson writes from her home in Russell, PA. Contact at

Wayne CCE announces Annual Meeting on Oct 15 by Beth Claypoole, Executive Director, Wayne County Election for members of the Board of Directors, program reports and a presentation by Tom Rivers, a reporter for the Batavia Daily News and author of the book“Farm Hands”, will highlight this year’s special event. Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County will be celebrating in collaboration with Wayne County Farm Bureau, highlighting our joint 100th anniversary of the two organizations. The 2011 anniversary event and annual meeting will take place at Cary Lake, Macedon, NY, on Saturday, Oct. 15. Dinner reservations are required by Oct. 7. The cost is $15. Please call

315-331-8415. During the annual meeting, votes will be taken for the Board of Directors. There are three open positions on the Board of Directors, nominations will be taken from the floor. The annual meeting will start at 8:30 p.m. All persons who are county residents, at least 18 years of age, and have attended or participated in any CCE event/program/committee are eligible to vote. There are slightly different requirements to be nominated. Please call the office to verify eligibility. You do not have to attend the dinner portion of the event to vote. CCE is an equal opportunity program and all community members are invited to this event.

Guest speaker for the evening will the Tom Rivers. Tom wrote “Farm Hands: Hard work and hard lessons from Western New York fields”, a book based on his experiences working at 13 farms in Genesee and Orleans Counties. He planted onions, milked cows, and harvested cucumbers, cabbage, pumpkins, apples, and other fruits and vegetables in 2008. Rivers, 37, works as a newspaper reporter for The Daily News in Batavia. He covers agriculture, local government and other community events for the small town newspaper. He has won numerous awards for his agriculture series, including one from The New York State Agricultural Society.


Sat., Oct. 15, 2011, 9am

Old Maintenance Center, located behind Canandaigua Emergency Squad building, 239 N. Pearl St., 1 block W. of N Main St. Rt. 332, Canandaigua, NY

Info: Nick Cutri, 585-396-3745, 8-5pm Preview: Saturday, 8am Sale Order: 9am equip., 10am vehicles, remaining equip. Terms: ID for bidder number, cash, check. Payment with Visa, MasterCard & Discover, 3% fee.


3339 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, 585-396-1676. UPCOMING AUCTIONS Fri Dec. 2nd, 7pm: - Geneseo Farm Toy Show Auction. Geneseo NY School, Rt. 39. Show Sat. Dec. 3, 9am. Info: Doug Harke 585-243-3882.

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Vehicles: 1998 IH 70 pass bus, diesel, auto; 1995 IH 15 pass handicap bus, diesel, auto; 1997 Ford Taurus GL station wagon; 1994 Ford Aerostar XL van, 4wd; 1993 Chev S-10 Blazer; 1991 Ford F250, 4wd; 1991 GMC 1500 Sierra, 4wd; 1989 GMC 2500, 4wd; 1987 Dodge Ram Charger, 4wd; 1986 ambulance, 4wd, no engine; 1981 Ford bucket truck Equipment: Niagara 30” shear; Pexto 24” bender; heavy duty engine stand; dual wheel dolly; retractable reel fluid dispensers; air compressor; commercial shop vac; diesel/gas pump; radial arm, table, scroll & Skil saws; sander; floor burnishers; commercial carpet cleaner; 20” floor scrubber; high bay quartz halogen lights; commercial stainless steel chest coolers & other stainless steel kitchen equipment; electric stove/oven/microwave units; commercial meat slicer; condiment dispenser; vending machines; washing machine; offset press; 20' diving board; weight/exercise equipment; AC; student desks & chairs; tables; shelving; file cabinets; architect drawing desks; chalk & bulletin boards; 16” wall clocks; Xerox copier/fax; laptop computer carts; upright pianos; overhead projectors; TVs; radios; VCRs; electronic lab equipment; cameras; photo equipment & supplies; misc.

Issued Sept 30, 2011 Farm gate milk prices are heading down. The Agriculture Department announced the September Federal order Class III milk price at $19.07 per hundredweight (cwt.), down $2.60 from August, but still $2.81 above September 2010, and equates to about $1.64 per gallon. That pulls the 2011 Class III average to $18.28, up from $14.07 at this

time a year ago and $10.49 in 2009. Class III futures settled Friday as follows: October $17.44, November $16.41, and December at $16.35. Looking “back to the futures” now combined with the announced Class III prices, the Federal order Class III contract’s average for the last half of 2011 was at $19.63 on September 2, $19.36 on

September 9, $19.49 on September 16, $19.21 on September 23, and $18.72 on September 29. The September Class IV price is $19.53, down 61 cents from August, but $2.77 above a year ago. California’s comparable September 4a and 4b prices are scheduled to be announced October 3. The four week NASSsurveyed cheese price averaged $1.8592 per pound, down 28.1 cents from August. Butter averaged $1.9886, down 8.1 cents. Nonfat dry milk averaged $1.5439, down 3 cents, and dry whey averaged 59.26 cents, up 2.4 cents.

NYS SEIZED / REPO VEHICLE AUCTION Plus: Motorcycles, ATV's, Trailers, Lawn & Grounds Equipment And Restaurant Equipment Held @ Manasse Auction Yard, Whitney Point, NY

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Auction To Be Held @ Manasse Auction Yard/Office, 12 Henry St. (Rt. 26S), Whitney Point, NY 13862. Take I-81: To Exit 8, Just Off North Bound Exit Ramp (Whitney Point Is 15 Miles North Of Bing. & 20 Miles South Of Cortland). Watch for Arrows. (100) NYS Seized / Financial Institution Repo Vehicles (100) NYS Seized Vehicles Including: '79 Chevy Corvette, T-Tops, Nice!; '79 Lincoln Continental Mark V, 86k Orig. Miles, Nice!; '00 Ford Windstar SEL Van; '99 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2DSN, Red, 93k; '99 Ford Ranger PU; '97 Ford F150 Ext. Cab, 4wd; '97 Cadillac Catera, 4DSN; '96 Subaru Outback Wagon, AWD; '95 Honda Accord; '94 Ford F150 PU; '95 Buick Lesabre, 4DSN; Enclosed Trailers: '04 Carmate 14', S/A Enclosed Trailer; KZ Cargo Trailer, T/A, 16'; Personal Watercraft: (2) '03 Polaris Genesis 1200, Direct Injection PWC, Both Nice Condition, On Karavan Dbl. Trailer - To Be Offered Individually & Together, Whichever Is Greater; Plus: Some Tools & Misc. Items Out Of NYS Seized Vehicles; Etc.; NOTE: NYS Seized Vehicles Subject To Prior Redemption & State Approval; Local Finance Co. Repos Including: Cars: '03 Olds Alero, 4DSN; '03 Pontiac Grand AM, GT, Loaded; '04 Hyundai Sonata; '01 Chrysler PT Cruiser, LTD; '03 Kia Spectra; '02 Buick Century; '02 Chevy Malibu; (2) '02 Mercury Sables; '01 Ford Focus ZX3, 2Dr Hatchback; '00 Ford Contour; '01 Cadillac Deville; '00 Cadillac Eldorado, 2DSN; '00 Cadillac Seville, STS; '01 Chevy Monte Carlo, 2DSN; '01 & '00 Lincoln Continentals; '02 Saturn L200, 4DSN; '00 Buick Regal; '00 Saturn SL1- 4DSN; '00 Chrysler Cirrus; '00 Chevy Prizm, 4DSN, 77k; '00 Olds Alero, 2DSN; '02 Pont. Gr. AM; '01 Chevy Cavalier, 4DSN; '00 Pont. Grand Prix GT, 4DSN; '00 Dodge Stratus; '99 Chevy Lumina; '99 Olds Alero; SUV's: '04 & '01 Isuzu Rodeo's; '03 Land Rover Freelander; '01 Jeep Cherokee Sport; '01 GMC Jimmy; (3) '01 & '00 Chevy Blazers; '00 Mercury Mountaineer; '00 Ford Explorer; '01 Chevy Tracker, 4Dr; MiniVans: '01, (2) '00 Dodge Caravans; (2) '02 & '01 Ford Windstars; '00 Chevy Venture; '04 Kia Sedona; '00 Oldsmobile Silhouette; Many Other Repo Vehicles Coming; Additional Consigned Vehicles Including: '78 Chrysler Cordoba, 2DSN, 78k Orig. Miles, Real Sharp!; '95 Mercedes-Benz E320, low miles; '99 Lincoln Continental; '05 Ford Freestyle Wagon; '92 Ford Bronco SUV; '00 Dodge Caravan; Dump Truck: '79 Chevy C70 S/A Dump Truck, 427 Gas Eng., 5 & 2 Spd., Runs & Works Good!; Others Coming! Special '07 Harley Davidson & '06 BMW Motorcycles - Selling @ Approx. 1:00PM '07 Harley Davidson Softtail Deluxe, 1560cc, 9k Orig. Miles, Leather Saddle Bags, Windshield, Military Green/Black Two-Tone, Super Nice Bike; '06 BMW K1200R Motorcycle, 19k Orig. Miles, 1-Owner, Super Nice!!!; Commercial Mower, ATV's, Snowmobile, Motorcycle, Trailer And Lawn & Garden Equipment Mowers: Jacobsen HR 5111, Self-Propelled, 11' Wing Mower, 4wd, Kubota Diesel, Fancy Unit!; (2) JD Riding Mowers; '08 Polaris MXZ450 Outlaw ATV, Like New!; '86 Honda 250R, 3-Wheel ATV, All Redone!; '03 Ski-Doo, MXZX - 800CC, REV, Snowmobile; '85 Yamaha XJO, 700cc Motorcycle, Lots Of Recent Repairs, Nice!; EZ-GO 4-Wheel Golf Cart w/ Roof, Elec.; New Cross Country 18' Equip. Trailer; Toro 54" Walk Behind Mower; Etc.; Group Of Restaurant Equipment, Exercise Equipment & Misc (3) Coldelite Soft Ice Cream Machines; Bev-Aire Ice Cream / Syrup top Chest Cooler, SS; SS 3-Bay Sink; (2) Hot Fudge Dispensers; Donut Making Machine; Nautilus Ab Machine; (8) Pcs. Curves Style Womens' Exercise Equip.; Treadmill; Nice Dining Room Table - Matching Cabinet Set w/ (6) Chairs; Other Misc. Items; Etc.; Auction Order: 10:00AM - Restaurant Equip., Exercise Equip., Misc. Items; 10:30AM - NYS Tools & Misc. 11:00AM - NYS Seized Vehicles, Followed By Repos, Consigned Vehicles, Approx 1:00PM - Motorcycles, Followed By ATV's, Commercial Mowers, Golf Cart, Trailer, Mowers, Etc.; Preview: Day Of Auction From 2 Hours Prior To Auction Time. Terms: Payment In Full Evening Of Auction In Cash, Good Check or Major Credit w/ Positive ID. 13% Buyers Premium, w/ 3% Waived For Payment In Cash Or Good Check. Nothing Removed Until Settled For. Titles Sent Out To Cash Purchasers On Wed. 10/19; Check Purchasers Wed. 10/26. NO Exceptions! Announcements Made Day Of Auction Take Precedence Over Printed Material. Visit Our Website For More Info, Pics & More!!

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Cash cheese lost a little more ground the last week in September though some positive movement occurred in the week. The 40pound Cheddar blocks closed Friday at $1.72 per pound, down three quarter -cents on the week, and 4 cents below that week a year ago. The 500-pound barrels closed at $1.64, down 6 3/4-cents on the week, and 9 1/2cents below a year ago. Ten cars of block traded hands on the week in the spot market and 18 of barrel. The NASS U.S. average block price fell to $1.8005, down a penny and a half from the previous week, and the barrels averaged $1.7694, down 1.2 cents. FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski wrote in his September 26 Insider Opening Bell that, “As long as domestic spot cheese prices stay in the $1.70 range with international prices about a dime higher, export demand isn’t likely to change enough to lift domestic prices.” The CME’s Daily Dairy Report says

USDA confirmed the slowdown in cheese usage this summer, reporting that disappearance of American cheese was down 1.9 percent from 2010 in the May-July period and down 9.6 percent in July alone. Growth in butter movement slowed as well, due to a decline in exports. Overall butter disappearance was up 2.7 percent in MayJuly; domestic use was up 4.1 percent, while exports were down 8.7 percent, according to USDA numbers. The cash butter market closed September 30 at $1.76, down a penny on the week, and 47 1/2-cents below a year ago when it peaked for 2010 at $2.2350. Only four cars were sold this week. NASS butter averaged $1.8911, down 4.8 cents. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk held all week at $1.49, while the Extra Grade remained at $1.58. NASS powder closed at $1.5413, up a half-cent, and dry whey averaged 60.04 cents, up a penny. In other milk price news, looking “back to

the futures” combined with the announced Class III prices for July and August, the Federal order Class III contract’s average for the last half of 2011 was at $19.75 on August 5, $19.42 on August 12, $19.18 on August 19, $19.36 on August 26, $19.63 on September 2, $19.36 on September 9, $19.49 on September 16, $19.21 on September 23, and was close to $18.80 at our deadline on September 29. Milk production across the country is settling into fall trends, according to USDA’s weekly update. Weather patterns and temperatures are basically conducive to late season milk output, although milk volumes are declining to the point that balancing plants and surplus operations are greatly reducing processing schedules. Schools are now back in session, thus the school bottling pipeline is full and milk volumes are less stressed to maintain capacities. The fall harvest is well underway in many regions of the country

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for corn silage, although many corn and soybean fields still need drying time before combining. In some northern areas, a killing frost recently occurred which came earlier than crops in the region were ready for. Speculation is that the frost will reduce yields and crop maturity will be challenged. Cream markets are unsettled as cream volumes build and buyers are hesitant to purchase. The sharp drops in daily pricing and falling weekly price averages of CME butter, are affecting the basing points used for most cream sales. Cream buyers are negotiating

for the lowest basing point. As pricing multiples and basing prices continue to fluctuate, butter producers are very cautious with their additional cream purchases and churning schedules. Butter producers are often limiting their cream purchases to contractual commitments. Class II cream demand has eased as ice cream production declines seasonally, although other cream based product production (cream cheese, sour cream, and bottled cream) is seasonally active, according to USDA. Farm profitability de-

clined in September, according to the USDA’s latest Ag Prices report issued September 29. The September All-Milk price was estimated at $20.90 per cwt., down $1.10 from the August record high. The cost of feed to produce 100 pounds of milk was $11.88, up 24 cents from last month, according to the DDR. Corn decreased 19 cents, to $6.69 per bushel, alfalfa hay was up $5, to $196 per ton, and soybeans were down 30 cents, to $13.10 per bushel. The DDR reports the “Income over feed cost” came to $9.03 per cwt., down $1.33 from Au-

gust. Over the last 10 years, it has averaged $9.09. In politics, National Milk CEO and president Jerry Kozak reported in a September 26 teleconference that additional sponsors in the House are signing on to its Foundation for the Future (FFTF) dairy policy reform proposal. The Dairy Security Act of 2011 (HR 3062) was introduced by Reps. Collin Peterson (DMinn.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). Other sponsors included Democrats Jim Costa, California; Joe Courtney, Connecticut; Rick Larsen, Washington; Kurt Schrader,

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Oregon; and Peter Welch, Vermont. Rep. Billy Long, Missouri, was the only Republican to join Simpson. Additional cosponsors are being sought, according to Kozak, who added that the list of cosponsors represented bipartisan, regionally diverse support for the bill, including representatives from several major dairy states and he urged dairy farmers to contact their elected officials to encourage their support. Kozak said the Congressional budget Office has scored the legislation and stated the measure would reduce government expenditures by $167 billion over the next five years and $131 billion over 10 years, based on a 60 percent enrollment of U.S. milk in FFTF’s supply management program. The bill has been referred to the House Ag Committee. Meanwhile, National Milk’s Cooperatives Working Together program (CWT.) accepted 12 requests for export assistance this week from Darigold, Dairy Farmers of America, and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 6.78 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The product will be delivered October through March and raised CWT’s 2011 cheese exports to 72.3 million pounds to 20 countries, the equivalent of 723 million

pounds of milk. Speaking of the CWT; Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW) reports that a law firm representing two consumers, a school and an animal advocacy group, filed a lawsuit against several dairy organizations, alleging the dairy groups used the CWT program to “fix” milk prices. Hagens Berman, on behalf of consumers, including Compassion Over Killing (COK) members, filed a classaction lawsuit that various dairy companies and trade groups, including National Milk, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Land O’Lakes, Inc. and AgriMark, Inc. formed CWT in order to fix the price of milk in the U.S. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on September 26, 2011, alleges that between 2003 and 2010, more than 500,000 cows were slaughtered under CWT’s dairy herd retirement program. The complaint alleges the program was a concerted effort to reduce the supply of milk and inflate prices nationally. The increased price allowed CWT members to earn more than $9 billion in additional revenue, according to the complaint. DPW editor Dave Natzke reported in Friday’s DairyLine that, if the lawsuit moves forward, the suit seeks establishment of a class representing milk consumers, and seeks financial damages on their behalf for dairy products purchased since 2004. Jim Tillison, CWT chief operating officer, defended the program, saying it was a self-help initiative to assist family dairy farmers and dairy cooperatives who were losing money producing milk, Natzke reported. Tillison said the program was designed and operated consistent with U.S. anti-trust laws, the lawsuit was without merit, and that National Milk would vigorously defend its actions. Finally, a salute to World Dairy Expo in Madison which I will be attending for the 26th or 27th time, but who is keeping track. It’s a great show, enjoyable and educational.

PRO-DAIRY hires two new staff members

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PRO-DAIRY hires two new staff members. Betsey Howland joins PRODAIRY as an Extension Support Specialist. Julie R. Berry joins PRO-DAIRY part-time as a communications manager. “I am particularly excited to fill both of these positions. Betsey brings solid financial skills as well as background in dairy management that will enable her to continue the Dairy Profit Monitor and Enterprise Analysis programs as a PRO-DAIRY collaboration with the New York Farm Viability Institute. Julie has an excellent dairy industry background along with key experiences in communications, media, and journalism. We need to continue to enhance the visibility of the great work that our PRODAIRY specialists do to enhance the dairy industry in New York, and Julie is the right person to help us accomplish that,” said PRO-DAIRY director Tom Overton. Howland grew up on a small dairy farm in Candor, NY. She is a 2009 Cornell University animal science graduate, with a concentration in dairy and agribusiness management. After graduation she joined Farm Credit’s career development program and then accepted a position as a loan officer/credit representative in the Sangerfield, NY, and Potsdam, NY, branches. Berry has 12 years of

experience as a writing and media professional. She’s worked as a reporter for the Watertown Daily Times and a weekly newspaper in Australia, as a columnist for Northeast DairyBusiness, on editing projects for the Department of Agriculture and the National Academy of Sciences, in public relations for Fort Dodge Animal Health, as marketing director of the New York State Zoo

at Thompson Park, and led development of the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition. She has a BS animal science degree with honors from Cornell University and a MA in scientific writing from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Adams, NY. Howland’s primary focus will be farm business management, including the Dairy Profit Monitor (DPM) and the Enterprise Analysis Pro-

ject. DPM is an online tool used to provide a snapshot of a dairy’s operating performance through a benchmarking component that focuses on key production and financial measures. The Enterprise Analysis Project develops user-friendly tools for farmers to evaluate their business activities more effectively. Howland will also assist with the Dairy Profit Discussion Groups and

the Jr. Dairy Leader Program, which focuses on exposing interested high school students to careers in the dairy industry. Berry will work with the PRO-DAIRY director and staff to increase outreach of PRO-DAIRY research and programs, including editing The Manager insert in Eastern DairyBusiness and implementation of a strategic communications plan.

PRO-DAIRY’s mission is to facilitate New York State economic development by increasing the profitability and competitiveness of its dairy industry. PRO-DAIRY specialists have made a positive impact on the technical knowledge, management skills and economic strength of New York State’s dairy industry since 1988. Visit PRO-DAIRY online at prodairy/index.html.

All-American ‘Treats’ New York Brown Swiss to Champion Title

Dublin Hills Treats the All American Open Brown Swiss Grand Champion, exhibited by Ken Main and Peter Vail of Copake, NY, on Sept. 21. The Reserve Grand Champion, Hills Valley Perfecta Ritz, exhibited by Richard Hill of Cattaraugus, NY. Featured from left to right: Tyler Schaeffer, Judge Lee Barber, Bill Taylor, Richard Hill, Victoria Peila, Allyn Paulson. Photos courtesy of All-American Dairy Show

HARRISBURG, PA — Dublin Hills Treats was named the Brown Swiss Grand Champion and Senior Champion of the National Open Show during the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Treats was exhibited by Ken Main and Peter Vail of Copake, NY. Reserve Grand Champion and Intermediate Champion honors went to Hills Valley Perfecta

Ritz exhibited by Richard Hill of Hill’s Valley Farm from Cattaraugus, NY. Dublin-Hills Sunrise Twin was the Reserve Intermediate Champion exhibited by Jonathan Hubbard from Thurmont, MD. The Reserve Senior Champion went to Windsor Manor Brittany exhibited by Jenna Smith of Martinsburg, PA. This year’s Brown Swiss Junior Champion went to Meadow Hill

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Legacy Appache exhibited by Katlyn Moffett of Jeromsville, Ohio. Nichelle Upton of Thurmont, MD, exhibited the Reserve Junior Champion, Dublin Hills Sonora. First-place winners of the National Open Brown Swiss Show were: Spring Calf – Covells Wonder Tia Encore, Emmy Covell, Knoxville, MD. Winter Calf – DublinHills Sonora, Nichelle Upton, Thurmont, MD. Fall Calf – Hills Valley Legacy Fly ET, Jennifer Hill, Thurmont, MD. Summer Yearling – Hills Valley Galaxy Brack, Richard Hill, Cattaraugus, NY. Spring Yearling – Cutting Edge Reba Ruth, Peter Vail, Copake, NY. Winter Yearling – Cutting Edge Secret Dee, Kyle Barton, Copake, NY. Fall Yearling not in Milk – Meadow Hill Legacy Appache, Katlyn Moffett, Jeromsville, Ohio Dry Cow 3 Years and Older – Old Mill E Snickerdoodle, AJ Bassler, Upperville, VA. Fall Yearling in Milk – Terra Rose Rhy Sheyenne ET, Arielle Wagner and Steven Chard, Quarrville, PA. Jr. 2 Year Old – Dublin-Hills Sunrise Twin, Jonathan Hubbard, Thurmont, MD. Sr. 2 Year Old – Cutting Edge JP Swift ET, Peter Vail, Copake, NY. Jr. 3 Year Old – Old Mill Sol Tracy, Lorraine Bassler, Perville, Va. Sr. 3 Year Old – Hills Valley Perfecta Ritz, Richard Hill, Cattaraugus, NY. 4 Year Old – Hills Valley Solut Smarteez, Richard Hill, Cattaraugus, NY. 5 Year Old – HeizAcres Legacy How-TW, Derek Heizer, Middlebrook, VA. 6 Years and Older – Top Acres Pilot Gaiety OCS-ET, Lindsey Rucks, Okeechobee, FL. The 48th All-American Dairy Show, the world’s largest dairy show, ran Sept. 17-22 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This year’s show featured 23 shows in six days, the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show, more than 2,400 animals and 935 exhibitors from 24 states and Canada. For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.p or call 717-7872905.

Beef Checkoff helping to motivate health professionals The beef checkoff’s nutrition communications program helps motivate health professionals to recommend beef because they recognize that Americans need to eat beef and can eat beef every day to live strong and be strong. The program provides nutrition leaders with the reasons to believe in beef’s contribution to improving health since nearly half of Americans say they are trying to consume more protein, and more than threequarters of Americans reportedly change the types of food and/or food components to improve the healthfulness of their diet. That’s why each fall, your beef checkoff attends the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) annual meeting — the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts — where more than 6,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders address key issues affecting the health of all Americans. This year’s annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) featured

more than 100 research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. More than 350 exhibitors, including your beef checkoff, showcased healthy foods and nutrition education materials. “When I started doing beef promotion in 1994, I gave out beef samples in a grocery store, and consumers refused to take them because their doctors told them they can’t eat red meat. Now, I see the American Heart Association logo or seal on packages of lean beef. That is a huge step in educating nutritionists and dietitians,” said Jeanne Harland, a beef producer from Illinois and vice chairman of the beef checkoff’s Joint Nutrition and Health Committee. “That mindset is changed by attending shows like ADA and the work that our state and national partners do with influencers,” she added. “It’s all about education and showing these nutrition leaders sound checkoff research to base their decisions on. It’s exciting to see actual results.”

This year, the beef checkoff also supported a session titled, “Interpreting Epidemiology: Another New Study… Now What Do I Say?” Sixty-four percent of consumers cite too much conflicting information about which foods are healthy as a roadblock to healthful eating. Registered dietitians need to be able to interpret the most current research for their clients, organizations

and the media succinctly and clearly. This session provided concrete examples of how to review epidemiological research and create one or two sentences that puts the research in perspective. “Most of the questions we received centered around how the lean cuts of beef fit into a weight-loss program,” said Bill Brandenberg, a beef producer from California who met with

conference participants at the beef checkoff booth. “As a cattle feeder from the Imperial Valley, it was good for attendees to see a producer face sharing the message about how beef is high in protein, low in fat, and a lowcalorie option at mealtime. The younger generation has a lot more concerns about the safety of food and antibiotic use, but they were open-minded and

asked great questions.” In addition, the checkoff’s presence at the trade show included recipe demonstrations and samples, a resource CD, educational materials, “Beef Nutrition IQ and You” challenge and giveaways of the checkoff-funded Healthy Beef Cookbook. For more information about checkoff-funded activities, visit

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Directions: Roedale Farm is located 1 mile west of the intersection of Rts. 20 and 80 in Springfield Center, turn North onto McShane Rd. for 3 miles to sale site.

Semen sale on Friday night, October 14th at 7:30 PM. Semen selling includes Advent, Shottle, Goldwyn, Linjet, Stormatic, Marquis, Durham, Triple Threat, and many other hard to find breed greats. Barbequed Beef served the night of the open house sponsored by Judy King Insurance, Growmark F.S. and Farm Credit East ACA. Cattle sell in all ages and 100 lots sell, 40 milk cows sell, with many from VG and EX dams and granddams. Sired by Advent, Toystory, Jasper, Pronto, Roy, LHeros and Aspen. Many fresh or close up cows and heifers with a large selection of younger calves and open yearlings from some of the deepest pedigrees of the Holstein Breed today. Families represented include consignments from Gaige Highlight Tamara 4E 97, Laurieshiek, Citation Roxy, Blackrose and many more For catalog contact Sale Chairman, Brad Ainslie 315-822-6087 or Semen Sale Chairman, Doug Wolfe 315-858-2882 Sale Managed by: Hosking Sales Sale Hosted by the Pullis Families Allan & Pat 315-858-0651 or Luke & Theresa 315-263-7422 Sale Staff: Richard Keene 607-783-2328, pedigrees Carman Lamanna 315-823-2649 Kerm Fassett 607-264-3795



Saturday, Oct. 15 @ 10:00am Machinery & Equipment selling at noon: New Holland Skid Steer (L783) diesel with new bucket, 1959 Ford Dexter diesel tractor w/Ford snow plow, WFE, new rubber, 3 pt. hitch & pto-ex.condition, Scotts 20hp/50” garden tractor w/cruise control & hydrostatic-ex.condition, Suzuki 160 quad runner, Bridgeport J12526 series, 3 pt. hitch lift, 5’ 3 pt hitch bush hog, off center 3 pt hitch rototiller, 6’ 3 pt. hitch trailer pull behind pto mower, Deerborn 3 pt. hitch 2-bottom plow, 3 pt. hitch sprayer, garden trailers, Lincoln welder, tractor parts, vice, bench grinder, wrenches, socket sets, hydraulic rims, Delta table saw, Delta-Milwak commercial ban saw, 612 FAMCO metal hack saw, elec. grinders-sanders-impact wrenches, grease guns, taps & dies, pipe threaders, CLAUSING metal lathe, EZ floor drill press, generator, carpenters work bench w/vice, cutting torch set w/cart, weed wacker, upright air compressor, 12” planer, 51/2 bucket for Bobcat, misc. scrap, misc. lumber, belt disc sander, Makita miter saw, lg. early drill press, BCS rear-tine tiller, hydraulic floor jack, landscape rakes, elec. hand tools, early farm manuals, Modine hanging furnace, chains, pulleys, firewood, alum. Xtension ladder, char broiler, 275 fuel tank w/hand pump, gas cans, HOUSEHOLD selling at 10am: washer & dryer-like new, dining set, living room furniture, bedroom set, Meilink steel safe (2’X4”), dressers, filing cabinets, 8’ cherry bench and more. AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: An excellent auction, plan to attend. Something for everyone. Partially under tent. Much more. Bring chairs. Food available. Preview: Friday 3:00pm-5:00pm, Day of auction 8 a.m. TERMS: Cash or good NYS check day of auction. ABSOLUTELY NO BUYERS' PREMIUMS OR PENALTIES WHEN PAYING WITH CASH

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45 Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts, Equipment, Shop tools, Van & Storage Containers, Scrap Steel, 100’s of pallet Lots! All sales absolute to the highest bidder!!!! 6 Charmund Road Orangeville, PA (Columbia County)

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Starting at 8:00 AM 45 + TRUCKS

1999 GMC C7500 S/A 10’ dump, 3126 Cat, 7 spd., air brakes, 33,000 GVW, only 68,000 miles; 1980 Int. Rollback, 238 Detroit, 9 spd., 24’ Jerr Dan roll back & tow bar, rebuilt motor less than 100k; 1991 Ford F-800 Bucket Truck, diesel, auto, air brakes, w/Telsta - T40C Pro Series, only 92,000 miles; 1992 GMC Topkick Bucket Truck, diesel, auto, air brakes, w/Telsta T40C Pro Series, only 142,000 miles; 1993 GMC Topkick Bucket Truck, 3116 Cat, auto, w/Telsta Pro Series (missing parts), 109,000 miles; 1994 GMC Topkick, 3116 Cat, auto, w/22’ van body & lift gate; 1996 Topkick Cab/Chassis, 3116 Cat, auto, 73,000 miles; 1993 GMC Topkick, Cab/Chassis, 3115 Cat, auto, 199,000 miles; 1994 Ford Super Duty, gas, auto, w/Telsta - A28D - Aerial lift; 1994 Ford reel carrier Truck, auto, diesel, 96,000 miles; 1992 Kodiak Cab/Chassis, 427 gas, 5 & 2, 127,00 miles; 1991 Ford F-800 Pitman Pole Cat digger Truck, diesel, 5 & 2, 64,000 miles; 1989 Ford Cargo 7000 Cab/Chassis, diesel, auto, 101,000 miles; GMC 7000 gas service truck; Plus 25 Parts Trucks including: Grumman Alum. Van., Ford E350 Van, GMC’s, Fords, Dodges, Topkicks, Etc. PICKUP TRUCKS: 2008 Ford 150, etc. cab, auto, 5.4 gas, 60,000 miles; 1999 Ford 250, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, Alum. Dump, only 35,000 miles, like new; 2006 Dodge Dakota, ext. cab, 4x4, auto, (white) only 31,000 miles, nice; 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van, 94,000 miles; Dodge 2500 gas van. TRAILERS: Beck 10’ T/A 10,000 GVW w/ramps; 10’ 6,000 tilt bed T/A Trailer; 16’ T/A equipment Trailer; Army Trailer, w/tent, generator & heat; 30+ Storage Van Trailers & storage boxes from 12’ to 40’; 5 Sea Containers: 4 - 8’x20’, 1 - 8’x24’, all very nice, w/double rear doors.

EQUIPMENT Case 586C forklift, diesel, side shift, only 1,900 hrs.; Gehl Dynamite DM54 extend-a-boom forklift, 4x4, diesel, pallet turner, only 1,565 hrs.; Hyster RT100 forklift, 10,000 lift, 6 cylinder, Int., 14’ lift, 8’ forks; 2000 Brush Bandit 200XP chipper, Ford 6 cylinder gas; 1997 Woodchuck chipper, Ford 6 cylinder gas, (up to 12” brush); Ditch Witch 7620 4x4 diesel, w/cable plow, only 574 hrs.; Ditch Witch 4010 4x4 diesel, w/Trencher/Backhoe/C. plow, only 623 hrs.; Tarco Big T Vac, leaf vac. w/hyd. power feeder, JD diesel, only 842 hrs.; Jacobsen F10 7 gang real mower; 2 - Hesco Trailer model 10KW generator/compressor units; Marlo 6” water pump on cart, w/Ford 6 cylinder gas, only 74 hrs.; American Blinkomatic road sign on cart, w/diesel engine; Wacher W74 walk behind vibrating roller, w/11hp Honda; 3 - National 50 booms; HGP 6’ skid steer snowblower, nice; JD 42” snowblower; Large pallet forks; LARGE ASSORTMENT OF GENERATORS & POWER UNITS Including Delco 50KW w/Detroit diesel; Onan multi gas, 30KW; GMC 50KW, Detroit diesel; 2 - Detroit power units w/hyd. pumps; Jaeger sludge pump; Pallets of Kubota WG 2300 motors; Kubota 2019 5’ front blade; Large assortment of 10’ snowplows; Cat 3116 motor; 275 gal. fuel tank w/pump; Large Army alum. fuel tank; Heavy duty pallet fork boom; 3 pth. 5’ blade; New 8 ton scissor hoist; New small scissor hoist; 3 pth. Fert. spreader; Toledo 400 lb. platform scales; Pallets of chipper parts; Large selection of truck hoods; Large Quantity of Scrap Iron Large Quantity of ALL KINDS OF SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS Auct. Note: After 45 years in business this is a complete retirement auction. Very large Auction selling w/2 Trucks, so bring a friend. Trucks & Large Equipment sells at 12 Noon. There will be 100’s of pallets. Something for everyone ~ Plan to Attend.

Owners: Kelly Brewer & Sons for info call Doug at (570) 683-5411

Auction Co., Inc.

1515 Kepner Hill Road • Muncy, PA 17756

(570) 546-6907

ference, Tell Your Story, focuses on the benefit of networking to women in agriculture. Through networking, women share their stories and knowledge and gain inspiration and companionship needed to survive challenging economic times. Women in agriculture have amazing stories to tell, and this conference will capture the struggles, passions, and history of the incredible women that have chosen careers in agriculture. The conference will include authors and artists who tell stories of women farming through non-fiction, literature, art, and film. The conference keynote speaker is Karen Washington, an urban farmer, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, and founding member of Black Urban Growers (BUGs). With over 20 years of experience working in New York City, Washington has developed abandoned lots into successful community gardens and food initiatives. She is the driving force behind the revitalization of numerous impoverished Bronx neighborhoods through the establishment of community gardens. She is a strong believer in the connection between food and greater social justice issues. The conference will offer more than 30 workshops on sustainable and holistic farm management, urban farming, organic vegetable production, livestock management, health and well-being, value-added agriculture, marketing, sustainable communities, creating a local food system, and on writing your story. The first day of the conference will feature four farm tours: a tour of value-added agriculture in Amish country; a tour of wineries and artisan cheesemakers; a collaborative marketing tour; and a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm tour. Registration deadline is Oct. 28. For a complete list of conference offerings and to register for the conference, visit: .

October 10, 2011 • COUNTRY FOLKS West • Section B - Page 17

Selling for the Floyd & Beulah Austin Estate of 7361 Thompson Road, N. Syracuse (13212). Take I-81 to Taft Road to Thompson Road. Across Thompson Rd. from Spinning Wheel. Watch for auction arrows.

Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference on tap

USDA awards $18 million to support beginning farmers The USDA on Sept. 30 announced $18 million in grants to beginning farmers and ranchers at a press conference held in Washington, D.C. USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan highlighted these recent awards that were funded through the 2011 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), a competitive grants program administered

by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). BFRDP was first authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, and over the past three years, has awarded over 100 grants to organizations that provide training and technical assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers. Merrigan stressed the importance of BFRDP in supporting our nation’s


Sat., Oct., 15, 2011 • 10 AM PLEASE BRING CATTLE IN ON FRIDAY, OCT. 14TH

For info call: 585-394-1515

FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK EX. 3 Miles East Of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20 Cash or good check day of sale, nothing to be removed until settled for, Announcements day of sale take precedence over advertising Visit Our Web Site

Next Feeder Cattle Sale Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 @ 10 AM

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WEEKLY SALES EVERY MONDAY HOSKING SALES - FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK Weekly Sales Every Monday 12:30 Fresh Produce from Casey Farm Market & Ciampi Greenhouse sends Asters, Mums (all in 8" pots). Misc. & small animals; 1:00 Dairy; **We will now sell lambs, goats, pigs, feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves and cull beef approx. 5:00-5:30PM. Help us increase our volume - thus making a better market for everyone. **We are Independent Marketers - working 24/7 to increase your bottom line. Competitive marketing is the way to go. Monday, Oct. 3rd sale - Cull cows ave. .56 top cow .86 wt. 946 $813.56 (cows up to $1230.65) Bulls up to .83, bull calves top $1.00, heifer calves $1.55. Feeder bulls up to $1.05, Feeder Heifers $1.03, Feeder Steers .83, Dairy Feeders .83. Monday, Oct. 10th - Monthly Heifer Sale. A group of Registered cows from Muranda Holsteins - Damion GP82 @ 2yr., Dam VG88; Bred back GP83 2yr. Lucifier; VG Powerhouse Dam VG 32850; VG Outside w/103# last test Dam EX 37,090. Larkindale sends 10 Outstanding young cows: EX90 Boss Iron due in March to Big Shot; VG Zenith safe in calf to Abectin; Just Fresh Krull Mr. Sam Edison w/65# 1st test; VG86 Durham Rudy due soon to Drama; GP 82 Talent w/102# last test; additional dtrs. Of RSVP, Primetime, Cousteau, Garter in all stages of lactation. Paul does an outstanding job and has a limited number of stalls in his barn. Angelrose Holsteins, Bainbridge sends 4 fresh Registered Heifers sired by: Nor-Bert Emerson Everett and Buckeye - Dams to VG86 w/35,980 3.5 1246. Deep Pedigrees - "Lots of Milk". Additional consignments from Boanco & Ira-Moos. These herds are overstocked and need to make room. An exceptional group of cattle with deep pedigrees and a lot of quality & milk. Watch website might be more outstanding additional groups. Saturday, Oct. 15th - Richfield Springs, NY. 63rd OHM Club Sale - 11 AM. Chairman - Brad Ainslie 315-822-6087. Watch for future ads. Brad says this will be the best group ever! Catalog online on our website. Monday, Oct. 17th - Monthly Lamb, Sheep, Goat & Pig Sale. Saturday, Oct. 22nd 11AM - Fall Machinery Sale. We will be accepting Machinery on Thurs. 20th & Fri. 21st. Already consigned: Case 5220 Tractor 4WD loader, cab; NH L150 Skid Loader; HLA sand/sawdust shooter; Rissler 510 feed cart mixer. Please call to get into the following ads. Spring sale was a big success lets keep it going. Pictures on website. Friday, Nov. 11th - Fall Premier All Breeds Sale - held at the sale facility in New Berlin. Selections are underway - Call if you want to participate - We Don't want to miss anyone. LOOKING TO HAVE A FARM SALE OR JUST SELL A FEW - GIVE US A CALL. **Trucking Assistance - Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on our Web-Site. Call to advertise in any of these sales it makes a difference. Directions: Former Welch Livestock 6096 NYS Rt. 8, 30 miles South of Utica & 6 miles North of New Berlin, NY. Call today with your consignments. Tom & Brenda Hosking 6096 NYS Rt. 8 New Berlin, NY 13411

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

beginning farmers, and spoke about the major challenges the country faces in transitioning our workforce to the next generation of people who will work the land. Merrigan cited that the average age of farmers in the U.S. is between 57 and 59, and that the forthcoming census of agriculture being conducted next year, will likely show an increase from the 2007 Census. “BFRDP is just the type of program we need to help beginning farmers succeed so they can create jobs and economic development in our rural communities,” said Adam Warthesen, a policy organizer with the Land Stewardship Project — a non-profit organization based in Minnesota and an NSAC member group — adding that the next slate of beginning farmer and rancher policies and initiatives are in the works, with the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011 set for introduction in Congress next month. “As we’ve seen with BFRDP, the demand is strong and the need is there for community based programs that support the next generation of farmers,” said Warthesen. 2011 BFRDP Awards For Fiscal Year 2011, BFRDP projects were awarded in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Georgia,

Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Eight of the 36 grants announced were awarded to NSAC member organizations, totaling $4.8 million, and representing over a quarter of total program funding for 2011 includes: Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NJ) — There are currently no beginning farmer programs in the Garden State, yet there is an ever -increasing demand for local, organic produce and an ample amount of preserved farmland. This program will empower New Jersey's new small scale farmers through technical training courses, internship and apprenticeship programs, an incubator farm, and the development of land leases and contracts that can be used by beginning farmers to gain access to land. Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NY) — The “Cultivating the Next Crop of Organic Farmers” project will support the next cadre of beginning farmers in every Northeast state by strengthening the support they receive from


~ Trucks ~ Tractors ~ Machinery ~ Tools ~ Lumber ~ Shrubs ~

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 • 5:30 PM We Will Be Selling Small Tools Off Wagon Inside Friday Night

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 • 10:00 AM Auction Held At Village Auction Gallery - Route 14 - Sodus, NY Already Consigned: Ford 7710 Tractor, Kubota L2250 Tractor, Farmall M w/ WFE, Ford 8N Tractor, Ford 8000 lb. Forklift (air tires), Case W4 Mini Payloader w/ Fork & Bucket, Farm Machinery, Lg. Quickway Sand Blaster, Vehicles, Lumber, Lawn & Garden, Chainsaws, etc.

Attn: Farmers, Farmers, Contractors, Builders & Alike We Will Be Accepting Consignments Such As: Tractors, Farm Equipment, Construction Equipment, Trucks, Vehicles, Building Supplies, Lawn & Garden, Trailers, Lumber, Tools, Shrubs, Trees, ATV’s & Related!

Consignments Accepted From Wednesday, October 12 2thh - Friday, October 14 4thh From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Prompt Consignment Checks. No Household Items, Bikes Or Junk Accepted!

Village Auction Company Alton, NY 315-483-1900

James C. Hoyt ~ Auctioneer Building Friendships One Bid At A Time... ~ Farms ~ Households ~ Antiques ~ Estates ~ Livestock ~ Appraisals ~ Check Us Out At: Auctioneer # 2898

seven regional organic and sustainable farming organizations. The project's goals include providing a formal apprenticeship and mentoring program, as well as shared learning opportunities such as onfarm workshops, webinars, and conferences to build a strong and supportive generation of new farmers. Stone Barns Center for Food And Agriculture (NY) — Stone Barns is a working farm and education center that addresses the critical need to train young farmers in the Northeast. This award will be used to grow and improve their program that provides workshops, conferences, apprenticeships, on-line resources and mentoring services geared towards the needs of beginning farmers. The project will provide intensive hands-on training for more than 1,200 farmers by 2014 to ensure a better-equipped corps of regional farmers that will be able to supply the region with healthful food. 2012 Request for Applications Earlier this month, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) also released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the next round of BFRDP funding for Fiscal Year 2012. Approximately $19 million will be made available for projects next year. This will be the last round of mandatory funding for BFRDP authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, and the

program will require reauthorization and a dedication of funding in the next Farm Bill. NSAC will be pushing hard to reauthorize this program in the coming Farm Bill, and will advocate for increased mandatory funding in order to meet the incredible demand for the program. BFRDP grant projects address five major priority areas that provide technical and financial assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers, and include: • Production and management strategies to enhance land stewardship by beginning farmers and ranchers; • Business management and decision support strategies that enhance the financial viability of beginning farmers and ranchers; • Marketing strategies that enhance the competitiveness of beginning farmers and ranchers; • Legal strategies that assist beginning farmers with farm or land acquisition and transfer; and • Other Priority Topics to enhance competitiveness and sustainability of beginning farmers and ranchers for the next generation. Additionally, grants may be awarded for educational enhancement team projects that assemble a team of experts to review beginning farmer and rancher curriculum and programs, identify gaps, and develop and disseminate recommendations and materials to address these gaps.

LLAND SALES STABLES, IN W HO E N Located 12 Miles East of Lancaster, PA Just Off Rt. 23, New Holland C.

Dairy Cow & Heifer Sale Wed., Oct 12TH • 10:30 AM SHARP Complete Milking HERD Dispersal for Big Spring Farm, Sussex Co. NJ 40 Reg. or A.I. Sired Holsteins Herd milked in tie stalls, closed herd for 36 yrs., Herd or yearly, Vacc. program, Herd sold due to sale of farm.

All Consignments of Cows-Heifers-Bulls Welcome

Please send all info w/Trucks Thank You

SALE MANAGED BY: New Holland Sales Stables, Inc. David Kolb 61-L

717-354-4341 (Barn) 717-355-0706 (FAX)

Reminder (1) Wed., Oct. 19th - Special Fall Heifer Sale (2) Wed., Oct. 26th - Annual Show & Sale

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

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9’ & 10’ Ag Bag Machines w/Truck Table Reasonable Rates ~ Responsible Service Brett (cell) 585-689-1857 William (cell) 585-689-1816 (Home) 585-495-6571 Announcements


ADVERTISING DEADLINE Wednesday, October 12th

ANGUS FOR SALE, groups of registered females, and also embryos from great genetics, proven cow families, some high carcass EPDs, more info call MIKE SHANAHAN 518-598-8869. FOR SALE: Champion Angus bull, sired by Cortachy boy & award winning dam New Design 878, $1, 200. Home of the Gentle Angus Triple B Angus. 607-525-6358

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


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

LOW-LINE ANGUS CATTLE, AI sired calves, bred heifers & cows. Quiet Valley Farm, 315626-6893

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

At Your Farm or At Our Stud in Verona, NY

ADVERTISERS Get the best response from your advertisements by including the condition, age, price and best calling hours. Also we always recommend insertion for at least 2 times for maximum benefits. Call Peg at 1-800-836-2888 or 518-673-0111 CAMPAIGN ROAD SIGNS: Awesome prices. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518673-0101 or email YARD SIGNS: 16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering.

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.

SEMEN COLLECTED ON YOUR BULL All Semen Processed at Our Lab Under Strict Regulations Electronic Seal of Straws (no powder plug)

40 Years Experience

Dependa-Bull Services

Building Materials/Supplies

Seward Valley 518-234-4052 WOOD SHAVINGS: Compressed bags, kiln dried, sold by tractor trailer loads. Call SAVE! 1-800-688-1187

WIDE White Pine boards kiln dried, 1x12’s, 1x8’s tongue & groove, ShippLapp. Yellow Pine #2 2x8’s T&G, 3/4 or 1½” log siding. 585-554-4289



GOT GAS: 315-729-3710 35¢ above spot. No contracts, membership or tank fees.

Gypsum Bedding

1959 FARMALL 140 serial # 2514-J Runs good, hydraulics good. Included are cultivators, flat belt pulley, draw bar, $3,500 OBO. 607-546-2524

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

Buildings For Sale

Buildings For Sale

Designed, Constructed and Warranted by Morton Buildings, Inc.


Weitz Construction


WANTED: Steers 200# & up. 570-561-8488

INSULATION 1/2” to 4” - 4x8 sheets foam insulation. 1x6, 2x6 tongue & groove, white pine siding. Large quantities available!! Beachy’s Lumber & Insulation. 585-765-2215

Antique Tractors

Standing Seam


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 518-673-0111

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• 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 Central Dairy & Mechanical, Martinsburg, PA, ph 814-793-3721 Genesee Valley Nutrition, Piffard, NY, ph 585-243-9597 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 Elam Miller, Fort Plain, NY, ph 518-993-3892 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

Call for the Sales Office Nearest You:

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Buildings For Sale

Buildings For Sale

Professional Pole Barns by S&L Builders 35 years of experience Lifetime Warranty We build what we sell No Sub Crews Any Size Or Description of Building Most Structures Erected Within 30 Days Beat Our Price? I Don’t Think So!

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CLASSIFICATION Announcements Antique Tractors Antiques Appraisal Services ATV Auctions Backhoe/Loaders Bale Covers Barn Equipment Bedding Beef Cattle Bees-Beekeeping Bird Control Books Building Materials/Supplies Buildings For Sale Business Opportunities Cars, Trucks, Trailers Chain Saws Christmas Trees Collectibles Computers Custom Butchering Dairy Cattle Dairy Equipment Dogs Electrical Employment Wanted Farm Machinery For Sale Farm Machinery Wanted Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn Fencing Fertilizer & Fert. Spreading Financial Services For Rent or Lease For Sale Fresh Produce, Nursery Grain Handling Eq., Bins & Dryers Groundcover Guns Hay - Straw For Sale Hay - Straw Wanted Help Wanted Herd Health Hogs Hoof Trimming Horse Equipment Horses Housing For Stock Industrial Equipment Insurance Irrigation Lawn & Garden Legal Notices Livestock For Sale Livestock Wanted Llamas Lumber & Wood Products Maintenance & Repair Maple Syrup Supplies Miscellaneous Mobile Homes Motorcycles Organic Parts & Repair Pest Control Plants Poultry & Rabbits Real Estate For Sale Real Estate Wanted Recreational Vehicles & Motor Homes Seeds & Nursery Services Offered Sheep Silos, Repairs, Silo Equip. Snowblowers Snowmobiles Snowplows Stud Service Tires & Tire Repair Service Tools Tractors Tractors, Parts & Repair Trailers Tree Trimming & Removal Truck Parts & Equipment Trucks Vegetable Vegetable Supplies Veterinary Wanted Water Conditioning Waterwell Drilling Wood For Sale

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

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CUSTOM CROPPING & HARVESTING O Manure hauling, semis & tankers. O Hay & corn chopping with trucking.


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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.

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Complete Renovations

R. & C.. Konfederath

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

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

Hi-Capacity for Hi-Moisture Corn or Corn Silage

Freestall Heifer Commodity Machinery Storage Bldgs

• Wet or Dry • Wet Bale Wrapping

110 WELL-GROWN freestall trained Holstein heifers due November & December. Had all shots. 315-269-6600





(JD 9550 Combine)

Steel or Wood Frame

Buildings For Sale


Combining & Manure Spreading

Garages • Equestrian • Commercial Agricultural


11 HOLSTEIN HEIFERS w/bull May through July; 540 gallon Sunset bulk tank; 1000 bales timothy hay. 607-7762597

Use Our Roto-Cut to Make Your Bales More TMR Friendly

A&J Spreading

Clyde:: 315-923-7777 Batavia:: 585-343-1777

Dairy Cattle

O High moisture corn snaplage harvesting.


Crews Trained to OSHA Standards

Custom Services

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Custom Services

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


COMPLETE DISPERSAL 90+ AI Holsteins (40+ milking/dry & 50+ bred/open hfrs.)

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4722 NYS RT 41 Cortland, NY

Cortland Auction Pavilion Concrete Products


1/2”, 3/4” or 1 1/2” Wide Grooves Protect Your Cows From Injuries and Slippery Concrete • Free Stalls • Holding Areas SAFE A T LA ST • Feed Lots • Pens • Stalls • Walkways

Dick Meyer Co. Inc. CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5471

Custom Butchering

Custom Butchering

New York Custom Processing, LLC Rt. 8, Bridgewater, NY

Now Open & Booking Animals No Lines ~ No Waiting Cutting & Wrapping Rate

.65¢ per Lb.


AV ZOGG, JR. Auctioneers "Since 1952" Consignments Welcome

Herd Expansions

WANTED All Size Heifers

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal



All Cuts Vacuum Packed and Bar-Coded for Tracking and a Complete Printed Inventory of Your Product

Heifers & Herds

315-204-4089 or 315-204-4084

Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101

Call For Appointment

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

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Dairy Equipment


COMPLETE pipeline milking system: 220’ of stainless pipeline, 5 hp vacuum pump with oil recovery, complete washing system, 1,000 gal. Mueller bulk tank, (6) universal units. 315-729-4769


300 Lbs. to Springing Free Stall Herds & Tie Stall Herds (ALL SIZES)

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

DOUBLE 8 HERRINGBONE Boumatic Parlor for sale, $25,000. Call for details. 607847-6809

Employment Wanted Highly motivated, experienced and educated individual looking to secure a feed manager position on a dairy farm. Would prefer Livingston or Ontario county but am open to other locations for the right opportunity. Contact me at

Farm Machinery For Sale 02 HOULE Multi-purpose lagoon pump, 540PTO, 8” discharge, new impleller, no sand, $8,500. 315-374-3396

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



Dairy Equipment 6000 Mueller 900 Mueller 4500 Mueller 850 Sunset 4000 Mueller 800 Universal 3500 Mueller 800 Sunset 3000 Girton 800 Mueller 3000 Mueller 800 Surge 2-3000 S.S. 735 Sunset Sugar Tanks 700 Mueller 2500 Mueller 625 Sunset 2-2000 Mueller 600 Mueller 1500 Mueller 545 Sunset 1500 Surge 500 Mueller 1350 Mueller 400 Mueller 1000 Zero 310 Sunset 3-1000 Mueller 300 Mueller 1000 Surge 250 Mueller New Sunset Tanks New & Used Compressors 200-4000 Gal. StorageTanks Used Freheaters

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.


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Dairy Equipment

@ 585-584-9210


Very Durable ~ Easy to Install Mats That I’m Most Satisfied With As a Dairyman Myself

Brian Rogers 716-592-5480

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

• 3000 Gal.Girton D5 • 3000 Gal.Storage • 2000 Gal.DeLaval • 2000 Gal.Mueller OE • 2000 Gal.Mueller OH • 2000 Gal.Mueller O SOLD RI OH • 1500 Gal.Mueller • 1500 Gal.Mueller OHF • 1500 Gal.Mueller OH • 1250 Gal.DeLaval • 1250 Gal.Mueller OH SOLD PA • 1000 Gal.Mueller O • 1000 Gal.Mueller M • 1000 Gal.Mueller OH SOLD PA

• 1000 Gal.Sunset F.T. • 1000 Gal.Mueller OH • 1000 Gal.DeLaval • 900 Gal.Mueller OH SOLD NY OH • 800 Gal.Mueller • 800 Gal.Majonnier • 800 Gal.Mueller OH • 735 Gal.Sunset • 700 Gal.Mueller OH • 700 Gal.Mueller V • 700 Gal.Mueller M • 600 Gal.Mueller OH • 600 Gal.Mueller M • 600 Gal.DeLaval Rnd

• 545 Gal.Sunset • 500 Gal.Mueller MW • 500 Gal.Mueller M • 500 Gal.Majonnier • 415 Gal.Sunset • 400 Gal.Jamesway • 400 Gal.Majonnier • 375 Gal.Milkeeper • 300 Gal.Majonnier • 300 Gal Mueller M • 300 Gal.Sunset • 200 Gal.Sunset SC • 180 Gal.Milkeeper • 150 Gal.Mueller RH

HEAT EXCHANGERS • TUBE COOLER 300-6000 Gal Storage Tanks

We Do Tank Repair


505 E. Woods Drive,

Sales 717-626-1151

Lititz, PA 17543


(585) 993-0983

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



JD 4650 MFD, new PS . . . . . . .$28,500 Case IH 9170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,500 CIH 5140 new eng. C/A . . . . . . .$21,500 CIH 4366 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,900 IH 3588 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 IH 966 Fender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 1066 Black Stripe, new engine, exc. cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 IH 1066 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 1066 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH 1066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,900 IH 806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,900 IH 656 weak hydro . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 424 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 656 diesel, RBT eng . . . . . . . .$6,500 FD 4100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500

JD 9500 . . . . .$39,900

Kilbros 350 gravity wagon . . . . .$2,200 JD Combines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call JD 9510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$69,900 JD 915 flex head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call JD 843 corn head . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,900 JD 643 corn head . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,750 Gehl CB1200 chopper w/heads.. ....$2,000 JD 4-8R corn head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call JD 8300 drill w/seeder . . . . . . . .$3,750 Case 8430 Round baler . . . . . . .$5,000 Elwood 4WD unit . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 Loaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH & White plows 3x-10x . . . . . . . . .Call IH 100# Front End wgts.. . . . . . . .$105 1st Choice GS520-4 tedder . . . .$4,500 Chisels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call

Canandaigua, NY White 140 4x4 tractor w/duals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In Oliver 1550 gas, wide front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 IH 1460 combine, just in, very nice . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,900 F2 Gleaner diesel combine, only E . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 Gehl 1540 silage blower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 White 508 5x18 reset plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 M&W gravity box, gear & top ext . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 Trail Eze gravity box & gear, sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200 Very good selection of gravity boxes . . . . . . . . . $800 & up Gehl 95 grinder mixer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,250 Gehl 970 14’ 3 beater box with gear . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000 Parker 4500 grain cart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,000 IH 1460 combine, 15’ flex head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,000 John Deere 500 grain cart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,000 Kill Bros 375 box with 10 ton gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 White 2-105 cab tractor, . . . . . . . . . . . Just Came In, Call Kill Bros 385 box & ext, 10 ton gear . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,800 Bush Hog 9 shank disc chisel, walking beam . . . . . $6,000 New Idea 324 2 row narrow picker & 2 row sheller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please Call (2) Case IH 183 12 row flat fold danish tine cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 & $2,500 Like New John Deere Cat II quick hitch . . . . . . . . . . . $400 IH 1010 15’ grain head, very nice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 3 1 8 6 Fr e s h o u r R d . , C a n a n d a i g u a , N Y 1 4 4 2 4

(585) 394-4691 or (585) 394-4057 Serving the American Farmer Since 1937

Alternative Parts Source Inc. Chittenango, NY •

Farm Equipment 1 PAIR ANTIQUE Bob Sleds (no box), heavy duty, excellent condition, $550 or make offer. 315-331-8929


Farm Machinery For Sale 1990 IH 1660 COMBINE, 4WD, high hours, many, many new parts, w/tracks & combine mover, $35,000. 585591-1234 leave message

Loader, Industrial Ford A62 w/large bucket. Excellent for snow removal. $11,900

(2) NEW Farm dump trailers, asking $2,700 & $2,900. 315536-8446 JD 5730 chopper, 4wd processor hay & 4 row chain heads. 585-746-5050

(6) GRAIN CARTS. Brent, Killbros, Parker. All Nice. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322

RICHARDTON 1400 dump wagon, no roof, $4,000. 585746-5050

BALZER 1016A blower cable, excellent, $6,000. 585-9692204


(585) 993-0983

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Lower your feed cost!

REG. BORDER COLLIE pups, working parents, excellent for work or agility, first shots, ready to go, $400.00. 716-785-2596


Rebuilt motor, pumps, new tires, freshly painted, etc. Excellent Condition.

$1,000 OFF Most any corn heads & grain heads in stock. Huge selection. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

Farm Equipment

Farm Machinery For Sale

JD 4230 Tractor

Call 888-596-5329 for Your Subscription

Farm Equipment WANTED: 50 used freestall loops in good condition. Prefer double loop for side longe space. 607-836-4512, Cortland,NY

Farm Machinery For Sale

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

1-800-836-2888 Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Big Tractor Parts Steiger Tractor Specialist

IH DISGUSTED??? With your shifting? Now is the time to fix. Put a good tractor back to work. 800-808-7885, 402-374-2202

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.

IH-TRACTOR PARTS: Newused-reman. 06-86 Series. We stock A&I and Ag Parts. Jim’s Fix-It. 315-536-7653

JOHN DEERE 930 flex head, Crary air reel 00-10 Series hook-ups, Contour Master dial-a-matic, 1/2” thick MayWes poly skids, stored inside, w/header cart, $14,995.00. 585-704-5762


US or Canada American made quality parts at big savings

FOR SALE: 1986 JD 644D payloader turbo, 3½ yard bucket, new tires, good condition, $28,500. Phil Keller 315678-1605 FOR SALE: New Idea two row corn picker, $750.00; New Holland 355 feed grinder, $2,000; Kilbros gravity wagon, $800. 585-591-0116 FORD 4610 tractor; Case IH 1010, 20’ grain head, $1,800; JD 3 row harvester head. 315536-8718 GEHL 970 forage box, 3 beaters w/roof, heavy gear, nice shape, ready to go, $4,000. 315-396-2267 GLEANER 6 row 30” corn head, L or M combines, excellent shape, no dents or rust, 585-738-7554 GLEANER A combine with 2 heads, 12’ grain head and 3 row corn head, $2,900; MF 1745 4’x5’ round baler like new approx. 900 bales $12,500. 716-795-9276 GOTTA GO! Large selection of JD 6620 & 7720 combines. We dropped prices! Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 H&S Rear unload forage wagon, (3) 9’ 5-ring hopper beds. Case IH 1063, JD 893, NH 824, 2 Row Green JD corn heads. 585-732-1953

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HAVE A BREAKDOWN OR NEED A EXTRA TRACTOR? John Deere 4230 for rent, $12.00 per hour. Nelson Parts, 315-536-3737 HUSKY Tiger lagoon pump, 6”, 42’, used one season, $11,000; (8) 50” barn fans, $450/ea. 518-895-2088 IH 5100 GRAIN DRILL 15’, very good condition, $3,000; Farmall 666, very nice condition, 3400 hrs., $7,500; 1966 Mack single axle road tractor, good cab, $2,500. 315-6266779

Farm Machinery For Sale

INT. 1460 COMBINE, 4WD, new radiator, rebuilt rotor, $8,000. 315-271-7091 INTERNATIONAL 800 10 bottom/700 8 bottom trailer/White 588 7 bottom on-land; 2 M&W 400 bushel w/heavy hi-floatation gear, grain boxes. 315536-3807 JD 4400 COMBINE, diesel, air, Dial-a-matic, 213 flex, $6,800. 607-533-4850 eves, 607-279-6232 days. JD 4960 MFWD, recent engine OH; JD 4760 MFWD, duals. both good rubber. 800919-3322 JD 4WD off 7700 combine; JD 2850 same as 2755 for parts. 607-243-7032 JD 6600 Diesel combine, has 404 engine, looks & runs very good, $3,800; JD 215, 218 & 220 flex heads, stainless bottoms, poly skids, $3,200; Westfield 8x36 transport auger w/5hp motor, $1,500; JD 443 low tin, oil bath, $3,800; JD 7000 planter, 6x30 cross auger, $4,200. Mike Franklin 607-749-3424 JD 7720 4x4 w/approx. 100 hrs. on new engine, 643 low tin oil bath corn head, 918 flex, 216 rigid, straw chopper. Willing to separate; IH 886, CAH, 5000 hrs., very clean & straight; Krause 21’ disk w/packer hitch & float, needs blades. 315-730-4469 JD 8420, 8200, 4955, 4560, 7920, 7810, 7700, 7210, 7405, 5500, 4020. FORD TW20, TW15, 8560. 585-7321953 JOHN DEERE 2950, 4 wheel drive with cab, $17,000. 607544-4632 JOHN DEERE 6400 MFWD, PTO 540/1000, dual hyd., $14,500; Brillion 27’ X-fold packer, good cond., $9,200. 315-536-3807

JOHN DEERE Model A pulling tractor, excellent condition, $5,800; IH Model H tractor, $1,150; fast hitch IH 2 bottom plow, $325. 585-7270350 JUST ARRIVED! 1997 JD 9500 sidehill 4x4, very nice, last year made. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322 JUST ARRIVED: 1997 2166 very very nice; Case IH 2144, very high quality; Case IH 2188, loaded. Being trucked now. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800919-3322 4x4 Ford 545D w/Heated Factory Cab & Ford Ldr 65+ HP Dsl, 1000 hrs, wheel wts $12,900; 4x4 NH TC45D w/NH 16LA Loader Adj. ROPS, 40HP Dsl, 1500 hrs, hydro, outlets, rabbit/turtle control on joystick $14,500; 4x4 Kubota L3410 Heated Cab 30HP Dsl, hydro w/3pt snowblower $9,650 Package; Dayton 50/25KW PTO Generator on nice cart $2,750; 3Pt Snowblowers & Front Mt. Snow Pushers new & used, many sizes of each; NH 256 Rake $675; Farmi Winches; 4x4 Kubota B1750 w/Ldr & Belly Mower 20HP Dsl, hydro $7,950; Oliver 550 live PTO & all orig. $4,150; Lots More Tractors & Equip In Stock

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


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

USED COMMERCIAL Heavy Duty slant bar feeder, 6’x24’, asking $2,500. Call 607-6744484

We broker and manage Multi Farm Partnerships.

Wet fields? Make land tile application a part of your crop rotation @ Compare our front PTO tractors speed, options, and prices. MECCA pull type grape harvester, good condition, field ready; JD 245 self leveling loader, joy stick, complete w/brackets, excellent condition. 607-243-8803, if no answer leave message. MF 180, $3,200; NH 1495 haybine; JD 3940 & 60 choppers for parts. 607-243-7032 NEW & USED tires & rims of all sizes. Parting out Int. 1460 combines & NH choppers; Also Case 970, 1070 & 1370, 2470, 886, 986, 1486. 585732-1953 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 NEW HOLLAND 782 chopper, 3 heads, electric controls, $2,500. 716-257-5129

LOOK! 1993 JD 9500 that is exceptional! Central Illinois. Fresh from farm. None better, $54,500 firm. Save $2,000 Off any head with this combine. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322


MASSEY FERGUSON 3140 tractor, 140 hp, 4wd w/ cab. 716-652-9763

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Conneautville, PA 16406 See Lots More at 814-587-2450 or 814-573-3344

Farm Machinery For Sale

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

JOHN DEERE BALER PARTS. Winter discounts for baler repairs. New hay equipment. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705


Farm Machinery For Sale

KILBROS 350 gravity wagon, like new, $3,500; Little Giant gravity wagon, $1,500; Keenan 115 mixer, $5,000; 1969 Chevy dump truck, $1,500. 315-364-8596, 315246-1032

MATURE STANDING CORN for sale, will sell by acre or ton, for silage or grain, harvesting storage and trucking available; set of Int. 735 6 bottom variable width moldboard plows, $4,000. 607-329-2302

JD Trs., 8420, 8110, 7930, 6115-D, 2555, 2550, 720 others coming! Case IH Trs. 305 Magnum, 275 Magnum 140 hrs., 125 Maxium w/500 hrs., NH TD 5050 c/a 4x4 w/ldr., 7740 2x. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 JD 9510 combine, 2900/2400 hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $57,500 Just in: New McFarlane Vertical tillage tools, Demo - this Sat. 8th & Mon. 10th Call for Details.

Farm Machinery For Sale

MARTIN’S WELDING NEW Skid Loader Attachments. Low profile buckets, snow & litter buckets, rock buckets, pallet forks, hay spears, auger power head, grapple buckets. Call for prices. Fingerlakes Skid Loader Repairs, Penn Yan,NY 315-536-0268

PRICES REDUCED. Case IH 2366 combine, reduced $2,000; JD 9550 LL, priced reduced to $89,500. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 RECONDITIONED 4-6-8R 7000 and 7200 planters. Also, one and two row sweetcorn, vegetable, pumpkin planters w/JD Max-Emerge. FrameMount no-till coulters. Custom b u i l d p l a n t e r s . Pe q u e a Planter, 717-442-4406 ROTOGRIND grain grinder, model GG7, like new, $8,500. 315-209-7183

Skid Steer Attachments


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

814-793-4293 WANTED: Front blade for Case IH 8920. 716-785-2596

Farm Machinery Wanted COMBINE w/ 4rn corn head, Gleaner or John Deere preferred; Also, a batch dryer. Troy, NY. 518-279-3241


•Buckets •Pallet Forks •Bale Spears •Rock Forks •Grapples ~ Call for Price Burkholder Repair LLC

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers



Smiley’s Farm & Ind Equipment

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Excavator, $12,500; Case 450 Dozer, $8,500; JD 350C Dozer, $11,500; White 4x4 Loaderhoe, $9,500; Case Loaderhoe, $6,000; MF 4x4 Hoe, $10,000; IH diesel Dump Truck, $4,000; GMC pickup, $1,500; JD Lawnmower, $600; 4x4 Ford, $4,500; Hesston 4x4 & cab, $8,500; JD 4230 Tractor, $12,500; 1020 JD, $4,500; David Brown, $3,500; New Dump Trailer, $5,000; 9 Ton Trailer, $1,500; Baler, $2,000; Round Baler $1,500; Corn Picker, $1,500; Corn & Flail Choppers, $1,200 up; Brush Hogs, Discs, Harrows, Plows & More.

Buying Machines Dead or Alive



2011 CROP high moisture corn delivered to your farm. Also dry corn, whole or ground. 585-732-1953 2011 HIGH MOISTURE corn for sale. Owego, NY 607-7258558 3 TOTES of Rye Seed. 315536-8718

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


NH 790 chopper w/2 heads, like new. Gehl 2 beater selfunloading wagon; NH 26 blower, both in good working order. 716-782-4808

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

(315) 549-7081

Farm Machinery For Sale

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

2009 MAXXUM 115




Pat O’Brien & Sons For all your feed needs! • Steam Flaked Corn • Protein Mixes

• Corn Meal • Minerals

• Energy Mixes • Nutritional Services

Pick-up or Delivery from our Geneva Feed Mill

We Buy All Grains! Call Pat @ 716-992-1111

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

1-800-836-2888 Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn


Your Forage & Grain Crops May Have Challenges This Year MOLD YEAST MYCOTOXINS

Waldon, NY (Orange County) Trailer Loading Available

845-778-5073 845-784-6423

We Have Unique and Proven Tools to Help Get You Through Call Today



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”

Visit Us Online!! Fencing




• Livestock Feeds • Ration Balancing • SeedWay Seeds • Crystalyx Products

Sales & Installations Building Since 1981

Empire Farm Fence & Supply

“Miles of Quality Start Here”

(315) 549-8226

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

Romulus, NY 14541

NEED FORAGE? Will have approx. 50 acres Oatlage for sale about October 15th. Actively growing. Call 607582-6874 or 607-342-7314 Lodi,NY


8545 MAIN ST. P.O. BOX 660 CLARENCE, NY 14031 PHONE# (716) 633-1940 FAX# (716) 633-1490



Spr ing Lak e Far ms Quality Services You Can Count On Custom Farming “Since 1995”

4097 Rt. 34B, Union Springs, NY 13160 RUSTIN WILSON (315) 364-5240

rkholder BuFencing Custom Fence Building for: Horses, Cows, Goat, Sheep and Deer We Build: Hi-tensile, woven wire, hot coat, split rail and board fences Also, we sell pressure treated or cedar post, fencing supplies and gates Free Estimates Anthony Burkholder 607-869-5780 Closed Sundays

Improve Your Farm Efficiency

ALL TYPES OF FENCES Quali Guara ty nteed


Heavy Duty Galvanized Gates

Cyclops Energizers Made in USA

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers


Clyde, NY

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

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

50 Mile Radius

HI-CAL Lime & Lime Spreading Big Square Baling Liquid Manure Spreading & Pumping Electronic Rate Controlling GPS Guidance Clinton Zimmerman Savannah, NY

315-729-1066 For Rent or Lease G E N T L E M A N ’ S FA R M : Extended Lease. good for hunting, cattle (not for dairy), horses, sheep. Fields, meadows, woodlands on 109 acres. 1 hour west of Albany,NY. Modern house, 3-car garage, 2 barns, working farm. Rural setting with panoramic views, on paved road. $1,500/Mo. plus utilities, security first and last month. Call 518-301-4099 or 401-486-1837

Fresh Produce, Nursery

PUMPKINS, GOURDS, WINTER SQUASH etc. Pie, Jack-O-Lantern, White & Munchkin Pumpkins Butternut, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Acorn, Ambercup, Sweet Potato, Sweet Dumpling Squash

Hay - Straw For Sale 1st & 2nd CUTTING small square bales; wrapped round bales 2nd cutting & dry round bales inside. 716-532-4609, 716-560-7447 1st CUTTING Dry Round Bales; also 2nd cutting baleage. Delivery available. 315-794-8375

Hay For Sale First Cut, Second Cut, Timothy and Alfalfa

Hay - Straw For Sale

TOO MUCH HAY? Try Selling It In The


800-836-2888 or email



Hay - Straw Wanted

519-604-8683 Farmer to Farmer Wet and Dry Round & Square Bales

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut Hay Also Square Bales of

ALWAYS WANTED TIMOTHY MIXED HAY ALFALFA MIXED HAY 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cuttings Also Small Square Mulch

Call 4M FARMS 315-684-7570 • 315-559-3378



From Bushels to Tractor Trailer Loads


Giorgi Mushroom Company, located in Berks County now buying the following materials:




Hoeffner Farms

607-769-3404 607-324-0749 eves


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


ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

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

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS


All bale sizes and types, including ROUND BALES, accepted. Spot Buys or Long Term Contracts Small or Large Quantities Quick Payment Contacts: Kevin Eickhoff 610-926-8811 ext. 5216


MOELLER SALES 1-800-346-2348

Allen Hollenbach 610-926-5753

E&A Fence LLC

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Michele Fisher 610-926-8811 ext. 5189

771 St. Hwy 163, Fort Plain, NY

NEW AND USED Grain Dryers: GT, MC, GSI. Call anytime toll free 1-877-422-0927

Serving The Northeast


PROCESSED & ROTARY combined wheat straw. Mark Horst, 519-887-9743, cell 519525-6659

WANTED: 1st & 2nd cut big & small squares. 315-363-9105

October 10, 2011 • COUNTRY FOLKS West • Section B - Page 23


SCHAFER LIQUID FISH FERTILIZER, 100% Organic OMRI listed. For pricing call WIGFIELD FARMS, Clyde, NY 14433, 315-727-3910

Save Money ~ Call Us

Buying Corn, Feed Wheat & Oats




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

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

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

1-800-836-2888 Hay - Straw Wanted


Hay & Straw - All Types We Pick Up & Pay Cell 717-222-2304 Buyers & Sellers

Hay - Straw Wanted


Pre Cut Rye Straw 50 to 75 Lb. Bales

302-737-5117 302-545-1000 Heating



Help Wanted

Trailer Load Lots Janowski Bros. 315-829-3794 315-829-3771

ASSISTANT HERDSMAN for 950 cow farm in Western Saratoga County,NY. Wage plus benefits. David Wood, 518-882-6684 or

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Empire Tractor in Waterloo, NY is seeking to hire Agriculture Technicians to fill immediate job openings. These are F/T positions that offer competitive wages and benefits. For more info & to apply please contact Karl @ 315-539-7000 or in person: 1437 Route 318; Waterloo, NY

Help Wanted Assistant herdsman opportunity is available on 600 cow dairy in East Smithfield, Pa.(Bradford Co.) This individual will work with the herdsman in all areas of herd health. Duties include milking and treating the sick barn, identifying sick animals, administering vaccines and repro shots, breeding, drying off cows, and pulling blood for BioPryn. This individual will also help manage the parlor and milking crew. Knowing how to breed cows is not necessary, but must be willing to learn. Some field work will round out the job. Salary will be determined upon experience. 570-596-2624

Herd Health

High Somatic Cell Count? Mastitis Problems? Our Natural No Withhold Products Can Help CALL

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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 518-673-0141

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale


90 ACRE FARM, Crawford County, PA w/newer buildings, free gas, 60 open acres, more organic land available. Also, 71 head crossbred dairy cattle. 814-789-2813

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With 70 Holstein milkers, 40 young stock, including one month old- up to 2 years old. Beautiful land with lots of opportunity. Buildings include renovated barn with spacious cow stalls, tiestalls w/mats, addition on barn houses heifers & dry cows. Big spacious 5 stall garage. Big 5 bedroom, 1½ bath farmhouse. Must see property. Tons of equipment in excellent shape and wellmaintained.





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POSSON REALTY LLC 787 Bates-Wilson Road Norwich, NY 13851

(607) 334-9727 Cell 607-316-3758 David C. Posson, Broker

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


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New - 2304 - Oneida County Dairy Farm 140 acres, 80+ acres tillable well drained very productive soils right behind the barn, flat to gently rolling fields. An additional 86 acres close by available to rent. Nice remodeled 2 story dairy barn with 86 stalls. Tunnel ventilation. Nice barn to work in. Attached 74 stall free stall barn w/large bedding pack and pens for calves. Barn has a manure pit for 3 month storage. 2 large machinery buildings. Good 2 story 5 bdrm home and 2 bdrm mobile home for hired help. This is a good turn key operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $450,000 New - 2305 - Oneida County Gentleman’s Farm. 30 acres of flat to gently rolling land mostly tillable, conducive to growing road side crops. Remodeled two story barn used for storage and vegetable sales. Remodeled 2 story 3 bdrm farm house. Owners are growing and selling veggies road side. Awesome opportunity for someone looking to do this type of business. Priced to sell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1159,900

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2256 - Madison County Free stall Operation. 210 acres 160 acres of very productive tillable land. 2 barns with 280 free stalls. Double 10 rapid exit parlor. Large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 5 bedroom home with 2 baths. Several custom operators in the area for harvesting and planting feed. This farm is turnkey, ready to milk. Good farming area, agricultural and machinery businesses all close by. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking $550,000 Showplace Madison County Dairy Faarm with a large modern home 2254 - 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. 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 leading Ag Bank at close to $550,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $550,000 cattle, machinery, and feed available 2265 - Hunting and Recreational Paradise! 220 acres of land located on a quiet road. Good 36x100 2 story barn used for beef and hay storage. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Large beaver pond great for ducks and geese. Snow mobile and ATV trails close. Barn could be used for storage, snow mobiles, ATVs, etc. 15 mins from I81, easy to get to, 1/2 hour from Syracuse, NY. Owners are retiring, property has been priced to sell at. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$220,000

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Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment 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

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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FOR SALE: Farm machinery parts and older tractor parts. DON’s PLACE, formerly Knapp’s. 585-346-5777

2005 BARRETT aluminum stock trailer, 8Wx28Lx7H, 3 axle, electric over hydraulic brakes, excellent condition, with extras, $19,000/OBO. 570-398-2688

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(4) REG. TEXEL ram-lambs, well muscled, excellent disposition, easy keepers, born Jan.-Feb., sire from Fisher flock in Idaho. 518-853-3678

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OCT 5 - NOV 9 Business Planning Class for Farmers Cornell University. All classes are from 7-8:30 pm. Course fee is $175. Register online: OCT 10-11 DFA/Dairylea 2011 Annual Meeting Syracuse, NY. Call 888-5896455, ext. 5598. Joint Leadership Conference Syracuse, NY. Like usual, an Agri-Business Breakfast will be held the morning of Oct. 11 with a focus on growth of dairy in the Northeast. Call 888-589-6455, ext. 5598. OCT 11 Fresh Food Face Off Apple Hills, 131 Brooks Rd., Binghamton, NY. 6-8 pm. $30/person or $50/couple. Silent auction proceeds will benefit CHOW efforts for those affected by the Sept. 7 flood. Call 607-584-5014. OCT 12 2011 Save Energy Save Dollars Workshops • Oct 12 - 6-8 pm, Dormann Library, West Morris St., Bath. • Oct 20 - 5:15-7:15 pm, Steuben County Office Building, 3 E Pulteney Square, Bath, NY. • Oct. 25 - 6-8 pm, Southeast Steuben County Library, Nasser Civic Center, Corning. • Oct. 27 - 1-3 pm, Wayland Library, Wayland, NY. Call 607-664-2300. First Steps in Farming Cornell Cooperative Extension Center, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Workshop fee is $10/family, which includes a take home information packet and answers to questions about starting a farm. Please preregister. Contact Nancy Anderson, 585-394-3977 ext. 427 or e-mail nea8@ Southern Tier Commercial Berry Growers Workshop Belfast Town Hall, 11 Merton Ave., Belfast NY. 8:30 am 4:30 pm. DEC credits have been approved for categories 1a, 10 and 22 (3 credits). There is a fee for this program (lunch is included in price), $25. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 3, fees are non-refundable. Contact Colleen Cavagna, 585-2687644 ext. 12 or e-mail

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Just 1 mile south of Route 20 on 36 south

Trucks for All Your Needs - Specializing in Agri-Business Vehicles

1986 SP Grain Dump Trailer, 32’ Frame 2002 Pete 357 Tri Axle 19’ Alum type, Steel Composition, Roll Tarp, Dump, C12 Cat 380/410hp, Jake, 13 spd, Spring Susp., Good tires and Brakes Air Susp, 19’ Ravens Dump, 66” Sides, $14,500 Grain Chute, 18/20/46, Quadlock, Steerable Lift Axle, 427k mi. $53,500

(Qty 3) 2004 Freightliner Columbia Day Cabs Cat C-13 425hp, 10 speed, 185” wheelbase, 46,000# rears. $29,900 each

2001 Freightliner FL80 Cab and Chassis Cat 3126, automatic transmission, double frame, 18k front axle 46k rears, 60,488 miles, auto-lube system, 16’ of frame behind the cab. $33,500

(Qty 6) Peterbilt 335 Mixer Trucks, Cummins ISC 315hp, 8LL, 20 front axle, 46k full locking rears, average 68,000 miles. 18-1/2’ of frame behind the cab. We will separate the mixer from the chassis. Call for price.

2001 Nissan 8000# Forklift Cab with heat, sideshift, 7800 hours $9,900

1999 Petrebilt 378 Winch Truck with Flat Top Sleeper Cat 3406 425hp, 18 speed, aluminum wheels, 444k miles, 45,000# Braden winch. $44,500

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888-497-0310 2005 Terex TCX225 Excavator, Long stick and long U/C. Only 1348 hours, 42” digging bucket, excellent condition $69,750

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2006 J&J 36’ x 102” Aluminum Dump Trailer, 2 Way Gate, Liner, Aluminum Wheels, Tarp, Work Ready Price To Sell or Trade

1999 Freightliner FL-70 Cummins 6 Speed Trans., Air Brakes, 33,000 GVW, Double Frame, Southern Truck, No Rust, 16’ Steel Dump Body Priced To Sell or Trade

2001 International 4900 DT466, 6 Speed Trans., 33,000 GVW, Air Brakes, Double Frame, Southern Truck, No Rust, Cheap! Priced To Sell Or Trade

2006 Deere 310G Loader/Backhoe, 2044 hrs, MFWD, cab with heat and AC, extend-a-hoe $46,900

1999 Kohler 350KW Generator Self contained, 350kw, 3 phase, 480v, 60hz, 200 gallon fuel tank, 6638 hours $28,900

2007 Case 621D Wheel Loader, 3045 hrs, GP bucket, JRB coupler, good rubber

John Deere 9500 4WD, 30.5x32’s at 90%, Straw Spreader, 3794 Sep. Hours $27,900

1979 Ford LTS 9000 350 HP Diesel 8LL Trans., 18,000 Front, 40,000 Rears, 16.5’ Steel Dump Body, Work Ready, Cheap! Priced To Sell Or Trade

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Calendar of Events OCT 12 & 14 LGM-Dairy Crop Insurance Meetings Please join Dr. Brian Gould and New York crop insurance educators for one of the live online meetings which start at 11 am. To register, go to www.agmkt.state. and click on the date that works best for you. You will need a broadband internet connection and a telephone to participate in the webinar. OCT 12, 13, 20, 26 & NOV 7 Energy Efficiency Workshops Dates & times listed as follows: • Oct. 12 - John J. Ash Community Center, 112 North Barry S., Olean, NY - 12:30 pm. • Oct. 13 - Portville Free Library, 2 North Main St., Portville, NY - 6 pm. • Oct. 20 - King Memorial Library, 9538 Rte. 16, Machias, NY - 6 pm. • Oct. 26 - Allegany Senior Citizens Center, 3790 Birch Run Rd., Allegany, NY - 6:30 pm. • Nov. 7 - Memorial Library of Little Valley, 110 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY - 6 pm. These 2 hour workshops, available throughout New York State, provide energy information for households with limited resources faced with higher energy costs. These workshops are free to the public. Door prizes and refreshments are provided. Pre-Registration is required. Contact Kimberli MooneyKratts, 716-699-2377 ext. 128. OCT 15 Annual Sheep Herding Trial 683 Bagley Rd., Rushville, NY. 9 am - 3 pm. German Shepherd Dogs tending more than 200 sheep. German trial with several hundred years of tradition resembling a shepherd’s day in a miniature Admission is free, spectators are welcome. A program as well as food and drinks will be available. Call 585-554-3313 or e-mail ulf@whitecloversheepfarm.c om. On Internet at www.whitecloversheepfarm.c om Exotic Livestock Bus Tour Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. 9 am. $15/couple; $25/family of four. Contact Carol, 607584-9966. Maple Syrup Production For Beginners Hofheins Maple,1058 Attica Gulf Rd., Attica, NY. 10 am 2 pm. Cost for this workshop is $10, which includes lunch. Registration is required by Mon., Oct. 10, so we can plan for lunch accordingly. Woods walk included - dress for the weather. To register, you can go online to download the registration form: http://counties.cce.cornell.e du/wyoming/calendar/pdf/ 2011-10-15_Maple-SyrupFor-Beginners.pdf. Contact Deb Welch, 585-786-2251 or e-mail wyomingcountycce Wayne CCE Anniversasry Event and Annual Meeting Cary Lake, Macedon, NY. Dinner reservations are required by Oct. 7. The cost is $15. Call 315-331-8415.

CHB LLC foodservice marketing experiences tremendous growth in 2011 Fiscal year 2011 was excellent for Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, posting the second highest year in volume at 40.5 million pounds sold. Foodservice was the big winner with 47 percent growth and a total of 11 million pounds sold. “2011 proved to be a very successful year in

both growth and exposure for the brand,” said Craig Huffhines, American Hereford Association (AHA) executive vice president. CHB LLC is a subsidiary of the AHA with its fiscal year ending Aug. 31. This year also proved to be a success in both growth and exposure for the brand. Volume in-

creased this past fiscal year by 6.4 percent. Total tonnage reached 40.5 million pounds. According to the Food Marketing Institute, 50 cents of the U.S. consumer dollar spent on food is spent at restaurant establishments. Even though the foodservice industry has seen a dip in consumer spend-

ing during the recession, CHB has witnessed tremendous growth across the U.S. in this category. This year, CHB® licensed processors sold 11.3 million pounds of CHB into the restaurant trade, up 3.6 million pounds from a year ago — a 47 percent increase. The most impressive

growth came from three Sysco Food Distribution centers located in Baraboo, WI; Minneapolis, and Nashville, TN; and Kohls Foods located in Quincy, IL. The Minneapolis center was licensed at the beginning of the fiscal year and marketed 1.2 million pounds in its first year of selling the brand. The

Baraboo and Nashville divisions marketed a combined 1.35 million pounds this year. Another highlight of the program this year was the licensing of Sysco Food Distribution in Sacramento, CA. This new relationship in California has made CHB product available in Reno and Tahoe, NV, and a large area of northern California. Finally, in its second year of selling CHB, Kohls Food Service located in Illinois grew its business by nearly a million pounds. 215,000 total carcasses were certified as CHB in 2011, and the pounds used from each carcass increased 11.4 percent to 190 pounds. Currently CHB is offered in 233 retail supermarkets in 35 states, as well as 37 foodservice distribution centers serving restaurants in 25 states. Since the inception of CHB, 3.9 million head of cattle have been identified through licensed packing plants as meeting the live animal specifications to carry the CHB name.


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PH (585) 243-1563 FAX (585) 243-3311 6502 Barber Hill Road, Geneseo, New York 14454 WWW.TEITSWORTH.COM

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Saturday October 15, 9 A.M. Backhoes, Loader, Trucks, Excavators, Snow Plowing Equipment & Shop Supplies 119 Newton Rd. Plaistow, New Hampshire

Notice - The fussy buyer will appreciate the quality here! Even the older machines are in exceptional condition as all the equipment has been very well maintained. Equipment All Backhoe's - EROPS, E-hoe, 4x4 Cat 420DIT Cat 416CIT Cat 416 Cat 426 Cat 312 Excavator Hyudai 160 H23 Excavator Cat 257B Track Skid Steer (2) Dresser 510 Loaders Case W14 Loader Trucks 2006 Ford F250, 4x4, Snow Plow, 39K

2002 Ford F250 Service Truck 1999 Chevy 3500 dump, snow plow, 15k 1989 Ford F800, S/A, Diesel, Dump 1985 Ford F350, Diesel, 4x4 Dump, Plow, 64K 1996 Ford F250 w/Plow and Sander 1994 Ford F800 utility truck, 29,000 GVW, Cummins, 86k 1992 Ford L9000 boom truck, 26' reach, 10 spd, 52k GVW 1992 GMC Topkick digger truck, Cat eng., Altec boom, AWD, 38k 1997 GMC 7500 bucket truck, auto, AC, 36' boom, Cat 3116, 101k Trailers 2001 Rodgers 20T Airbrake Tag Trailer

2001 12T Utility Trailer 1996 Eager Beaver 12T Trailer 1997 Pequea Roller Trailer Miscellaneous Equipment Several Snow Plows Aluminum Storing Box Several Road Plates Stainless Steel 8' & 10' Sander Water Pumps Portable Air Compressor 1000 & 2000 Gal. Double Wall Fuel Tanks w/Pumps Sign Boards Storage Van Trailers Several Backhoe & Excavator Buckets Symons Concrete forms, (Appx. 3,400 Sq ft) complete sets with ties and brackets

Shop Tools, Supplies & Inventory PVC Pipe & Tile Water Line Pipe Cones & Signs New 19.5 Tires Hand Tools Pavement Cutter Slings 40' Container Tent Shed Sand Blaster Walk Behind Snow Blowers Miller Mig Welder Tool Boxes Power Washer Tampers Road Saw Thor - 60lb Rotary Air Drill

Gardner 60lb Denver Rotary Air Drill Power Eagle 1470PE, 3,000 psi pressure washer Power American PA1322N, 1300 psi power washer Tenco Sol 324 Mig/Tig AC/DC welder Transit & Much More! Owner - Ron Laplume (978) 337-1371 Roy Teitsworth, Auctioneer NH License# 2695 TERMS - Full Payment auction day, cash, check, or MC/Visa. 3% Buyers Fee on All Items. Additional 2% buyer's fee will be waived for payment with cash or check. No Sales Tax in New Hampshire.


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NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, New York Now Accepting Consignments! PRELIMINARY LISTING ONLY! Check out website for up-to-date listing. Selling: 2008 Chevy 2500 HD, Duramax diesel, gooseneck hitch, 4-door, 4x4, PL, PW, AC, CD, 84k Cat 938F wheel loader, cab, radial tires, Balderson coupler 1996 John Deere 770BH motor grader, cab, AC, New motor and trans.

Komatsu WA180PT-3MC wheel loader, cab, AC, GP bucket, JRB coupler, (2) Bobcat T190 track skid loaders, GP bucket Yanmar B-5 mini excavator, OROPS, zero tail swing, 3032 hrs Wacker diesel plate tamper 2004 Sterling SA day-cab tractor, Cat C10, 10spd, 312k

2007 Ford F-350 flatbed 1 ton, lift gate, diesel, 144k 2007 Chevy 2500 HD, ext cab, 4x4, loaded, Fisher 8' plow, 74k 1989 Autocar SA dump, new Heil body, 1-way plow & wing, Cummins, 146k 2005 Ford F-550 flatbed, diesel, 125k 2006 Toyota Tundra SR5, ext cab, AC, CD, PL, PW, 123k New PJ Tilt-top and Landscape trailers

TERMS: Full payment auction day, cash, check, MC/Visa or municipal voucher. 10% buyer's premium on items selling for under $1,000. 2% buyer's fee waived for payment with cash or check. Inspection: Friday, October 21st, 12-4pm Questions: Cindy Wolcott 585-738-3759 Can't make it to the auction? Bid live, online with RTI Live online Bidding.

October Internet Only Auction • Bidding ends Oct. 12 2011 @ 6:00PM Municipal Cars, Trucks, Equipment For complete details, please visit 2006 Kawasaki Brute Force 4x4 ATV, 750 V twin engine, independent rear suspension, front differential lock, trailer hitch, digital dash, 1106 miles 1991 Hofmann rim clamp tire machine, Model - Monty 12 SE 18" , 110 Volt 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4WD SUV,. 6 cyl. Gas, A/C, PW, PL, CC, 90,172 Miles, 40%-60% tire wear remaining 1998 Dodge Durango 4WD SUV,.V-8 Magnum Gas, A/C, PW, PL, CC, 90,592 miles 2006 Chevy Silverado 4WD Extended cab Pickup Truck,. A/C, PW, PL, Cruise, Hitch, Hard Toneau Cover, 103,368 miles. V8

Engine, club cab, Municipal 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4, 94,000 miles, 5.3L V8, auto, a/c, tilt, cd, power windows and locks 2002 Ford E-150 Panel Van, V-8 Gas, A/C, PW, PL. 118,118 miles. Dog control vehicle. As-is, Where-is. Municipal 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, 153,370 miles, A/C, PW, PL, Cruise. Vehicle mileage is mainly highway miles. Municipal 1979 Oshkosh T/A Fire/Ariel ladder Truck Model A1838-C31, VIN: 15888. Detroit diesel engine, automatic transmission, 7807 miles 1979 Dodge Rambler RV Gas V-8 engine, (low mileage) A super RV for anyone interested in being comfortable while camping.

Bus # 97- 2003 IH Navistar / Bluebird, 117,534 Miles, 3800 chassis, DT466E, Allison 2000 transmission, air brakes Bus # 99 - 2003 IH Navistar / Bluebird 122,846 Miles, 3800 Chassis, DT466E, Allison 2000 transmission 1995 IH 3600 Thomas Vista bus, diesel, auto, odometer reads 133,353 miles 2000 International Model 2674 tandem axle plow truck, powered by Cummins, Model ISM 320 Engine, allison auto transmission model HD4560, 20K front axle, 46K rear axle, double frame, 120K miles John Deere 6520L 4X4 Tractor ROPS Canopy, 3-pt hitch, PTO, 2 Remotes, 1691 hrs John Deere 2840 Fender tractor w/ loader

(hydraulic problem) JD MT Tractor, tractor runs and drives 1982 JCB C36000 4X4 Tractor/Loader, Cab, Shuttle-shift, rear weight, GP front bucket, flipover forks, 1632 hrs 1990 Dresser TD-15 Crawler/Dozer, Straight blade w/Hyd. Tilt, Power shift, 5160 hrs on meter, Rear screen, 2-speed on tracks and does work well 1990 Dresser TD-15 Crawler/Dozer, Power shift, Manual Angle Blade w/Hyd. tilt, ROPS canopy Grove Hydraulic Crane Model RT-58, Detroit Diesel Power, runs and works well 1965 Cat 955 track loader, power shift, scarifier w/ 3 teeth, 4 in 1 bucket, peddle steer,

1983 Galion 503L T/A Motor Grader, OROPS, 10' Moldboard, Front Scarifier, GM diesel, 2525 hrs. GBC Ultima 65-1 Laminating Machine, 2006 Canon iRC3220 Color Copier Books: Over 600 discarded books from TJ Connor Elementary Library Media: Approximately 70 VHS tapes that include some science topics as well as books made into videos. For Information Please Call Milo @ 585-739-6435 • Richard @ 585-721-9554 Cindy @ 585-738-3759


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