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Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture

Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds

Beef Profits Page A-3 Livingston County 4-H awards Russell B. Ace scholarship FFA Page B22

Columnists Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly B13 Paris Reidhead

Crop Comments


Auctions B1 Classifieds A27 Farmer to Farmer B22 NY Corn A16 Composting & Manure Handling A21

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

2011 Cornell Sheep and Goat Symposium draws record numbers by Jennifer Wagester ITHACA, NY — For the past decade, the Animal Science Department at Cornell University has sponsored a fall Sheep and Goat Symposium. This year’s symposium was held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Cornell University in Morrison Hall. A presymposium hands-on practical day was held Friday, Oct. 28, at the Cornell Sheep Farm in Harford, NY. Both days had record attendance. The symposium attracted 195 registrants with additional producers stopping by for noon time meetings of the Empire State Meat Goat Producer’s Association, the NYS Dairy Goat Breeders As-

sociation, and the Empire Sheep Producers Association. Dairy sheep farming and managing herd health were top priority topics at the symposium. Demand for sheep’s milk is growing. An increase in consumer demand for sheep milk cheeses and yogurt has led to the development of creameries that use fresh and/or frozen sheep milk. This growing market makes dairy sheep farming a new option for sheep producers. Yves Berger and Claire Mikolayunas traveled from Wisconsin to provide insight for establishing and managing dairy sheep farms. In his

opening presentation, Berger outlined the sheep dairy industry, which includes 75 dairy sheep farms in 22 different states. These farms milk between 50 and 1,000 ewes and tend to be concentrated near creameries where a market for their product exists. Of the 75 farms, 25 are located in Wisconsin with access to eight cheese plants. Most farms without access to processors use their own milk to generate products for sale. There are seven established sheep dairies in New York and that number is expected to increase. Travis Burrows, farm manager for the Old

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In between sessions, Empire State Meat Goat Producer's Association President Deb Borden (right) discusses goat herd health with Cornell Veterinarian Dr. Mary Smith (left).

Chatham Sheepherding Company, was on-hand to share his dairy sheep experience. Old Chatham Sheepherding Company currently milks over 1,000 East Friesian purebred and crossbred ewes and operates a creamery in the upper Hudson River Valley. The creamery needs more milk than the farm provides and is seeking outside sources of fresh sheep milk. Lactating sheep and goats have special nutritional needs. Dr. Claire Mikolayunas’ research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides guidance for meeting those needs. In general, sheep and goats eat 3 percent to 5 percent of their body weight in dry matter per day. A 200 pound ewe consuming 3.7 percent of her body weight will eat 8 pounds of hay, 14 pounds of haylage, or 49 pounds of pasture each day. Producers can ensure every bite counts by controlling pasture sward density, grazing pressures, and re-growth time. For grass-legume mixed pastures of brome grass, orchard grass, or blue grass and alfalfa, white clover, or red clover: 5 inches of forage per acre equals one ton of dry matter. A mix of 50 percent grass and 50 percent legume produces the best milk yields. Increasing legume pasture percentage to 75 percent or more does not significantly increase milk yields beyond the

At the end of the day, the farmer panel gathered to answer questions. From left to right: Trystan Sandvoss (First Light Goat Farm and Creamery), Luce Guanzini (Highwood Meat Goat Farm), Mary Rose Livingston (Northland Sheep Dairy), Kirby Selkirk (Kirbside Gardens Sheep Farm), Harold Boomhower (Woolley Sheep Farm), Travis Burrows (Old Chatham Sheepherding Company), and Kay Kotwica (Kotland Boer Goat Farm). Photos by Jennifer Wagester

Yves Berger traveled from Wisconsin to share his dairy sheep farming industry and research experience.

50/50 mix. Corn supplementation for grazing 200-pound ewes was found effective up to two pounds/day. Ewes fed three pounds/day did not show significant milk production increases. To produce excellent milk and meat yields, sheep and goats must be healthy. Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine presenters Jessica McArt,s Dwight Bowman, and Jan Liotta gave participants an opportunity for hands-on parasite management. Attendees were given a microbiological overview on parasites, learned how to conduct on-farm necropsies (i.e., sheep and goat autopsies), count worm eggs in fecal samples, and use the FAMACHA chart system effectively. Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell Animal Science Extension Associate, also provided herd and pasture management strategies for reducing worm counts. Dr. Mary Smith (DVM) gave guidance for addressing lambing and kidding problems (dystocia), Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (OPP), Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE), and Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL). She also outlined programs for eliminating or controlling CL abscesses, retroviral diseases, and foot rot/scald. Additional seminars related to meat, fiber, and dairy producers were provided as well. Lisa Ferguson from the Laughing Goat Fiber Farm in Ithaca, NY, gave mini-workshops on spin-

ning, carding, knitting, and weaving. Steve Olson, former USDA Livestock & Meat Marketing Specialist, showed producers how to evaluate and cut carcasses for their specific markets. Robert Ralyea, Cornell Food Science Senior Extension Associate, and Dennis Moore from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets discussed methods for producing quality dairy products. Overall, 20 seminars were offered. At the end of the day, participants gathered together in Morrison Hall for a question and answer session with a panel of farmers. Panel participants were: Trystan Sandvoss (First Light Goat Farm and Creamery), Luce Guanzini (Highwood Meat Goat Farm), Mary Rose Livingston (Northland Sheep Dairy), Kirby Selkirk (Kirbside Gardens Sheep Farm), Harold Boomhower (Woolley Sheep Farm), Travis Burrows (Old Chatham Sheepherding Company), and Kay Kotwica (Kotland Boer Goat Farm). Overall, symposium organizer Dr. tatiana Stanton felt the event was a success. High numbers of participants contributed to excellent discussions, lots of producer networking, and wellattended producer meetings. For more information about the Cornell Sheep and Goat Symposium, see at calendar/sgsymposium/index.html.

Fillmore FFA competed at National FFA convention and enjoyed trip by Jeff Sylor, Fillmore FFA Reporter Jeff Sylor, Adam Bennett, Daniel Merriam, and Evelyn Mehlenbacher won 1st place in New York in the FFA Environmental Science/Natural Resources contest at the New York State Fair on Sept. 2. They were awarded with an expense paid trip to compete in the National contest at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, these four Fillmore FFA members along with Rachel Campbell, Mrs. Dawn Bennett and Mr. Mehlenbacher drove out to Indianapolis. They stopped in Ashtabula County,

Ohio, looked over Lake Erie and Point Park where iron ore and coal are stockpiled from various states bordering on the Great Lakes. They then toured a cider press and apple packing business. While in Ashtabula one must look at a few of the 20 covered bridges in this county. They looked over three bridges and then tasted several kinds of grape juice at a winery. The Fillmore FFA finally made it to the National convention on Wednesday morning and registered for the contest, which required the four team members to devote most of Wednesday and Thursday to the contest. Rachel, Mrs. Fillmore FFA accept their plaque from a USDA representative and a scientist from Smithfield Foods, the nation’s largest pork processor.

Bennett, and Mr. Mehlenbacher explored the Career show at the convention Center. On Wednesday night, Fillmore listened to Dave Roever, an inspirational speaker, enjoyed the laser and light show, rocked out to amazing music, and much more at the Convention. On Thursday evening, the now exhausted FFA members finally got some leisure time, which they spent at a Rodeo. A young lady at that rodeo impressed the crowd with her ability to ride two horses at once while standing up, just like the ancient Romans did! When Friday rolled around, one could see Fillmore FFA, as well as several other teams, enjoying the Indiana State Museum, a zoo and a beautiful park

along the White River. On Saturday, teams from around the country gathered in a banquet hall to find out the results. With the results announced, Fillmore discovered that they had placed 20th in the nation as a team, out of 39 states that sent teams! “We are very thankful for the financial support of the New York State FFA Foundation, New York State Fair premiums, Smithfield Foods, and the USDA for financing this trip,” Mr. Mehlenbacher, the Fillmore FFA’s senior advisor, gratefully explains. “We also appreciate our own Fillmore Central School administration and school board for permission to attend this enjoyable Career Development Event.”

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A few of the FFA members enjoying some much deserved leisure time at a park along White River, in Indianapolis, IN. Photos courtesy of Fillmore FFA

Legislation introduced to protect New York’s maple syrup producers and consumers maple syrup.” “New York is the second largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S., and we shouldn’t allow production to be hampered by fraudulent behavior,” Senator Gillibrand said. “This bill ensures that producers of real maple syrup can sell their product in an honest market and that consumers know what they’re paying for.” The bill is being introduced in response to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation that determined that a Rhode Island man was marketing and selling a product as maple syrup when in fact it was cane sugar. Cane sugar costs about 2 percent as much as real maple syrup, thus defrauding consumers who believed that they were purchasing real maple syrup. The bipartisan Maple Agriculture Protection and Law Enforcement (MAPLE) Act would increase the maximum penalty for fraudulently selling maple syrup that is not, in fact, maple syrup from one year to five years in prison.

service and supply sector, gratefully supporting our businesses. Do not get me wrong, we need them and without them we would be at a competitive disadvantage. You decide which inputs will make your farm the most money and, if you are a profitable, they will profit too. Our job is to put money to work in assets that keep on paying. Kind of like a dairyman’s investment in milk commission base — it pays every month. Pasture soil fertility is one of those incomeproducing assets as are fences, certified seed, and proven breeding stock to name some of the top choices. Improved plant and animal genetics are worthwhile. Buy the best bull you can find, subtract salvage value, and figure he will be one of the least expenses in producing a calf. You notice no mention of trucks, tractors, or equipment. There are some minimum needs here varying farm to farm but, often, less is more. Simply put, our equipment spending asks our cows to pay more than they can. In the future plan to grow nitrogen with legumes, manage grazing to control nutrient distribution, and to improve productivity per acre. Make less hay to limit annual costs for nutrients, build cheaper fences using fewer posts while still controlling cattle. Make profitable genetic improvements using proven bulls. Use certified seed when replanting forages. But if you can change only one thing, add days of grazing as it will change your bottom line the most. Cattle are your employees so keep them working for you. Source: Farm Business Management Update, October — November 2011

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New law elevates legal repercussions of mislabeling maple syrup from a misdemeanor to a felony. Mislabeling short-changes producers and defrauds consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Oct. 20 introduced legislation that would make intentionally mislabeling food products as “maple syrup” a federal crime. Currently this form of food fraud is only a misdemeanor. The legislation would make these crimes a felony, increasing sentences that prosecutors can seek for people who defraud consumers and farmers by intentionally mislabeling maple syrup. “Maple farmers across New York state produce some of the highest quality syrup in the world,” said Senator Schumer. “We need to crackdown on individuals trying to pass off fake syrup as the real thing, so that our farmers can compete fair and square. The only thing that should be flowing over mom’s pancakes is good, pure, New York

by Carl C. Stafford, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal Science, Northern District Beef farmers are in an interesting situation now with added cash flow coming from cull cow sales and the steady to rising tide of calf income. We fall prey to the temptation to spend when extra cash arrives in our checking accounts. It may be a replacement tractor, a new piece of hay equipment, a better truck or piece of shop equipment we could never afford. Each farm is different and you know the best use of income, but some spending is more likely to create return. Now is a good time to pay down debt and to target spending to income-producing assets. Improving soil fertility is a good start. For most beef farms, hay production requires regular replacement of nutrients, as we export them from the hay field to the feeding area. Farmers know that nutrients must go back where they came from or the land will revert to briars, bushes, and forest. Hay making forces us to replace nutrients, an annual problem with few easy answers, as fertilizer demand increases world-wide with living standards. Maybe legumes can grow some or all of the nitrogen you need. With pasture ground your soil fertility investments will stay with you as cattle retain only about 10 percent of what they eat, slowly exporting nutrients off the farm as they are sold. If you manage grazing, the nutrients go back mostly where they came from. Continuous grazing allows cattle to decide on nutrient placement, usually in the shade of a tree. The bottom line today is that our extra cash flow is of interest among the

New grants program, job hiring and training assistance in Sandy Creek Watersheds by Kara Lynn Dunn ADAMS, NY — The Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation (JCADC), Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County recently held a workshop to offer farmers in the Sandy Creek Watersheds a new grants program. The Sandy Creeks Watershed Cow Care and Comfort Grant Program is a pilot project of the three organizations with support from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM). A maximum of $28,000 is available in matching funds. Farmers in the southern Jefferson County area are eligible for matching grants of up to $2,000 to implement cow care and cow comfort practices. Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator Jay Matteson will be accepting grant applications through Nov. 19. The proposed projects must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: improving care and comfort and reducing health concerns of dairy livestock, improving milk production measures on a per cow basis, and/or improving the quality of milk as measured by common milk testing. “The Jefferson County Agricultural Development Corporation sees this as a good economic development tool for our dairy farms. Farms will match the grant with an equal amount of cash investment and will have until Sept. 1, 2012, to implement projects that will improve cow comfort and health with a resulting improvement in milk production per cow or an improvement in milk quality,” Matteson said. New or enhanced practices must not be started until receipt of a letter of

Those attending and offering a program on the new Sandy Creeks Watershed Cow Care and Comfort Grant Program included Rick Bullock, Mike Gaylord, CCE Jefferson Dairy and Livestock Educator Ron Kuck, NYS Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District Technician Jacob Ambrose, dairyman Doug Shelmidine, CCE Jefferson Farm Business Management Educator Corey Hayes, and Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator Jay Matteson show a map of the Sandy Creek Watersheds area. Farms within the area are eligible for a new grants program. Photo by Kara Lynn Dunn

grant approval. The grant funds will be paid on a reimbursable basis with receipts submitted through the JCADC to NYSDAM. Award notices are expected after Nov. 19. Depending on the number of applications, awards may be made on a rolling basis. Participating farms will be surveyed six months after the close of projects to record the impact of the improvements. Results will be reported in total with individual

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He noted that the 5-tier AEM program ranges from an easy survey to assess farm activities and potential environmental impacts to in-depth planning and implementation of best management practices to protect the environment and the farm business. Ambrose can be reached at the Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District office in Watertown at 315-782-2749. Farm Business Management Educator Corey Hayes of CCE Jefferson County spoke about the Jefferson County Agricultural Workforce Development Program that is designed to connect farms with local people interested in working in agriculture. A farm interested in hiring can post a work order. To meet that order, The Work Place sorts applications to find people interested in working on a farm and submits appropriate applications to the farmer to evaluate and set up interviews. Matteson pointed out that this service is free for farmers, helps them get applications from more viable job candidates, and saves the cost of advertising. More information on the Jefferson County Agricultural Workforce Development Program is online at Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, ranking minority member of the New York state Assembly Agriculture Committee, attended the October workshop in Adams, NY. “With New York State Senate Agriculture Chair Patty Ritchie being from the North Country along with Assemblywoman Addie Russell in Albany and with Senator Kirsten Gillebrand at the federal level, New York agriculture is increasingly being recognized as our number one industry,” Blankenbush added.

Cover photo by Jon M. Casey Cattle are your employees so keep them working for you. Personally meeting them at the fence line does not hurt.

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Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant (Contact:

Oil: some good news I have two Internet spies in Madison County. One of them sent me a link which I would happily relay to interested parties. I’ll hit the high spots of that message, then switch to some local developments. Cruz Construction is one of the largest dryland oil-drilling facility contractors on the planet. They started a division in North Dakota (ND) just six months ago. They sent all nine of their big-rig Kenworth tractors from Alaska’s north shore to ND, along with several drivers. Cruz also bought two new Kenworths to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor, and the other a new 65-ton lowboy to go with it. They also bought two new cranes (one crawler and one rubber tired) for that division. CEO Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs (oil rigs… not big rigs) in the last six months to ND than his company had moved to

Alaska in the last six years. Williston, ND, is like a gold rush town; the big contractor moved one of their 40-man camps down there, since there are no rentable rooms available. In anticipation of an oil boom, unemployment in ND has dropped to the lowest rate in the nation: 3.4 percent. Strangely enough, there has been darned little national news about how the oil industry is fueling ND’s economy. The “Bakken” (this ND oil reserve) is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay, and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates this reserve is at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10 percent of the oil is recoverable (5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, this resource base exceeds $5.3 trillion. “When I first briefed legislators on this, you

could practically see their jaws hit the floor. They had no idea...” says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s financial analyst. “This sizable find is now the highestproducing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years”, reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. This geologic formation, known as the Williston Basin, is commonly referred to as the ‘Bakken’, stretches from Northern Montana, through ND, and into Canada. For years, U.S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end. Even the ‘Big Oil’ companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken’s massive reserves, and we now have access to upwards of 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet crude oil (which takes minimal refining input), each of those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 to refine! That’s enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for the next two millennia. And it keeps getting better. Further west, hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky

Mountains, lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It has more than two trillion barrels, i.e., four times larger than Bakken. On Aug. 8, 2005, President Bush mandated its extraction. In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted. With this enormous underground treasure of oil, why are we still fighting over offshore drilling… not to mention wallowing in oilbased wars? According to The Denver Post, the U.S. has more oil inside its borders than all the other proven reserves on earth: 8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia, 18 times as much oil as Iraq, 21 times as much oil as Kuwait, 22 times as much oil as Iran, and 500 times as much oil as Yemen. And it’s all right here in the Western U.S. Why are we not extracting this oil? Sadly, overly militant environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil. It seems that a small group of people are allowed to dictate our lives and our economy. Using the above oil reserve data, leading researchers say


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Crop Comments from A6 presses in May of this year. He is a dairy farmer, and grows all his own forages and grains, including soybeans. With two units,

he double-presses his soybeans, and filters the virgin oil through maple sap filtering equipment. He then blends gasoline at 10

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ished product that is 45 percent home-grown, with the meal serving as high-quality protein supplement for his dairy cattle.

When MBCI imported Mr. Wu from China in 2006, the logistics of so doing were complicated, darned near undercover ops: the importer was in Portland OR, the dealer was in Kansas. Phone contact between MBCI and these two parties was next to impossible. Nowadays, the U.S. (and presumably Canadian) sales of Mr. Wu’s relatives are handled by

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Transition to certified organic milk production by Lisa McCrory, Earthwise Farm and Forest Before you transition: make a plan The following guidelines are based on the National Organic Program (NOP) final rule (United States Department of Agriculture [USDA], 2000). Farmers planning to make the transition to organic dairy production should consider all of the following areas, as well as the time and investment that will be required for compliance with certification requirements. A farmer interested in making a transition to organic production should create a transition plan which includes a timeline from the day that organic practices have been implemented to the day that the farm will ship organic milk. This process takes a minimum of one year and can take up to three years, depending on your farm, current farming practices, and when the last prohibited substance was applied. Fields can be transitioned to organic on a field-by-field basis with each field required to be free of nonapproved inputs for 36 months before the first organic harvest. Your cows will be transitioned as an entire distinct herd and will go through a one-year transition to organic. Before you begin your organic transition, find a market for your organic milk and decide on your organic certification agency. Your certifier will

be able to refer you to Organic System Plan templates and recordkeeping forms that you can use to document your transition to organic production, as well as for each year following. You will be required to supply a year’s worth of production documentation for your livestock and three years worth of production information for your land when you first apply, and annual documentation when you reapply for certification each year. You will want to choose your organic certification agency early to make sure you follow instructions for certification generated by the agency that will certify your operation. If you have questions about the requirements or about the status of a particular input, contact the certifier. All accredited certifiers are required to provide sufficient information to persons seeking certification to enable them to understand and comply with the requirements. Since there are regional differences in available inputs, climatic conditions, agronomic practices, and so forth, it is always a good idea to work with a certifier who is knowledgeable about the conditions, practices, and inputs used in your region. Shippers or processors that buy organic milk may have contract or production requirements in addition to the NOP final rule. Be sure to learn what their requirements

are before deciding who will be your organic milk buyer and going through the USDA organic certification process. Dairy herd transition guidelines There is a once-perfarm, whole-herd transition provision for all dairy herds converting to organic production. During this 12-month transition, all animals — including existing youngstock and calves born during this time — must be managed according to NOP requirements, including compliant feed, pasture, feed supplements, housing, and health management practices. Once the transition starts, you are not allowed to purchase or add nonorganic stock during that year, since these animals would not then have the full oneyear transition time along with the existing herd. If you want to add production animals to your dairy operation, you must either raise your own replacements, or purchase them from other certified organic farms. Once you have completed your year of transition and have a certified organic dairy herd, all organic dairy replacement animals must be managed organically from the last third of gestation (three months prior to birth). Livestock feed For the 12 months prior to selling organic milk, feed for all production animals on the farm (milk cows, dry cows, heifers, and heifer calves)

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must be 100 percent organic, or harvested from your land that was between 24 and 36 months from the last application of a prohibited substance — in other words, in its third year of transition to organic. The 100 percent organic feed ration includes forages and grains as well as any agricultural products, such as oat bran, that are used as carriers or bulking agents in feed supplements. The provision for feeding farm-raised, third-year transitional feed is only allowed for herds in the transition to organic. Once you are shipping organic milk, feed from transitional land cannot be fed to any current or future organic production animals. Time your transition to have your silos, bins, and hay storage empty of transitioned crops, and full of certified organic crops when you are ready to be on the organic milk route. All purchased grains and forages must be certified organic. “In-transition” organic feed (managed organically for 2436 months) cannot be purchased from other farmers and fed to a dairy herd during transition. You must keep all receipts and organic certifi-

cates as documentation of your organic feed purchases, making sure that the receipts provide the seller’s name, transaction date, a copy of the seller’s certificate of organic status, and the amount of feed purchased. All feed supplements, including minerals and salt, must be approved for use by your certifier. Antibiotics, GMO-derived products, animal by-products, artificial colors/flavors, synthetic flowing agents, and synthetic preservatives are not permitted in any feed products. If a supplement contains soy oil, wheat middlings, or molasses, for instance, these are agricultural products and must be certified organic. Please ask your certifier for a list of approved products and suppliers in your area who serve organic farmers with approved feeds and supplements. Calves should be fed organic whole milk and organic feed. As of April 2006, the National Organic Standards Board voted to remove nonorganic milk replacer from the National List, meaning it is no longer allowed for use under any circumstances. Pasture is mandated for all ruminants. The

NOP final rule defines “pasture” as “land used for livestock grazing that is managed to provide feed value and maintain or improve soil, water, and vegetative resources” (USDA, 2000). All animals, once they have functioning rumens (usually by six months of age), must have daily access to pasture during the grazing season. Although specific guidelines are not given as to the number of acres of pasture per cow to be provided, the animals must be able to obtain a significant portion of their daily feed intake from pasture during the grazing season. Green chop or dry hay fed to cows is not considered “pasture.” A dry lot is not considered “pasture” since there is no forage on the ground that offers feed value. Pastures must be managed in a way that prevents erosion and/ or water quality problems. In addition, access to streams and rivers must be restricted and/or managed in order to prevent these problems. For more information v i s i t s/18552/transition-tocertified-organic-milkproduction







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Temporary home heating solutions for flood damaged homes By Mark Pierce, Department of Design & Environmental Analysis, Cornell University With thousands of furnaces and boilers severely damaged or destroyed by the recent flooding across the Southern Tier, there is a long waiting list for qualified heating contractors. As days, and especially nights, turn colder, families are left looking for temporary methods to stay warm until a new central heating system can be installed. This article will examine possible temporary heating solutions. Unvented combustion heaters a poor choice Highly efficient, unvented kerosene heaters are likely one

of the first choices for temporary heating. However, the use of any unvented combustion appliance, whether kerosene, propane or natural gas, is a poor choice in any home and especially in recently flooded homes. Burning any fossil fuel emits lots of moisture. For example, each gallon of kerosene burned in an unvented heater will produce nearly a gallon of water as a by-product of combustion. That water is initially emitted into the home in vapor form, but quickly changes back to liquid form on cooler surfaces throughout the house. All of this water vapor can delay, or even reverse, the drying process so impor-

tant for recently flooded homes. Vented combustion heaters Small kerosene, natural gas, or propane heaters that are vented to the outside solve the excess interior moisture issues created by non-vented combustion heaters. But they also have significant problems as temporary heat choices, primarily because they are expensive. Even the smallest vented combustion heaters sell for several hundred dollars, and their installation requires the services of a qualified heating technician. If qualified heating technicians were available, then the central heating system could be replaced, eliminating the

need for the small vented combustion heater in the first place. Therefore vented space heaters are likely not the best solution for temporary heat. Portable electric heaters Portable electric heaters are likely one of the best choices available for temporary heating of flood damaged homes. They are relatively inexpensive. A 1,500 watt heater, which is capable of producing 5,200 BTU’s of heat per hour, can be purchased for under $30 at many stores. Since electric resistance heaters do not burn fossil fuels, no combustion by-products are produced. This makes electric heaters a good choice

FEMA extends New York deadlines to register for disaster assistance ALBANY, NY — At the request of New York state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Those affected by either storm now have until Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance. “We’ve extended the registration deadline for people who — for whatever reason — have not had the opportunity to register for assistance,” said FEMA Fed-

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smartphone at Follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.” Disaster assistance to individuals could include grants to help pay for temporary housing needs, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Lowinterest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are also available for homeowners, renters and business owners to repair or replace real or personal property.

for temporary heating in recently flooded homes. How much heat do you need? The amount of heat required to keep your home at a comfortable temperature of 70 degrees depends on the outdoor temperature, the amount of insulation in the walls, ceilings and floors of the home, plus the draftiness of the home — that is how quickly warm air escapes to the outside through cracks and holes in walls, ceilings and floors. A small ranch style home where the wall insulation has been removed to encourage drying would require roughly 21,000 BTU per hour to keep the entire house at 70 degrees if the outdoor temperature is 30 degrees. This would require four portable 1,500 watt electric heaters, all operating on high. These four heaters would consume 6,000 watts of electricity per hour. The cost of that electricity would be $1.11 per hour (assuming New York State average cost of electricity at $0.1855 per kWh). If wall insulation is in place, then two electric heaters may be enough to keep the entire home warm. An alternative strategy to heating the entire house would be to heat

just a few frequently used rooms, the kitchen and living room for example. Just one or two portable electric heaters would likely be enough to accomplish this during the shoulder season months of October and November. In bedrooms, extra blankets or electric blankets on beds may be all that is needed to stay comfortable while sleeping. Another option would be to set up temporary sleeping accommodations in one of the heated rooms. Issues with frozen pipes and water lines During fall months, it is unlikely outdoor temperatures will become cold enough to freeze pipes that are protected within the structure of a partially heated home. If most of your water supply and drain pipes are in a basement that is located mostly below grade, then typical October and November nighttime temperatures would unlikely get cold enough to freeze those pipes. However, UpState New York weather can be unpredictable and severe cold is a possibility. If the weather becomes unseasonably cold you should monitor the temperature of your basement and add heat if the temperature approaches freezing.

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A Few Words by Phoebe Hall

Woolly bear caterpillar As we were walking into the house yesterday we noticed a woolly bear caterpillar crawling across the porch. We were amazed, because it was almost completely brown: The old proverb states, the wider the band, the milder will be the winter, contrary to what some weather forecasters are predicting. I hope that little creature is right. My husband asked the inevitable question, “Going hunting this fall?” Not expecting a ‘yes’ answer from the 102-year-old retired dairy farmer, he was amazed to hear, “If my legs were as good as my mind, I wouldn’t have to drive my four wheeler out to my hunting spot.” But time takes a toll on us all. I smile and wonder what this world would be like if all the 102-year old men were able to be out hunting. While visiting our friends, S & BK who will soon be celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary, we came away refreshed as usual. They both have lived in this general area all their lives, except during World War II. They were born during the roaring 20s and grew up and attended one-

room schools during the Great Depression. They reminisced about riding their bikes to school and becoming acquainted along the way. When their rural school became part of our centralized district they rode the bus together. He was even kicked off the bus by the same bus driver that kicked my husband off a few years later. He said that he hitch hiked home and beat the bus and stood waving to the bus driver as he drove by his farm. One day he rode to town with his grandfather in his old Model T Ford. They took eggs from their farm to town to exchange for needed goods. On the trip home, his grandfather tied the kerosene onto the running board and away they went. After being brought up on farms and living through and observing everything to do with farming, they’re hesitant to ask the local farmers how things are going this year, because they know without asking. THANK THE LORD for all the glorious things he does; proclaim them to the nations. (Psalms 105:1) TLB

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Different countries, similar challenges by Tracy Grondine American journalist Linda Ellerbee once said that people everywhere are pretty much the same. “It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities,” she said. After participating in a recent agriculture fellowship in Germany, it is clear that both U.S. and German farmers share more similarities than may initially meet the eye. German farmers have a deep love for what they do, which is paralleled with their commitment to their animals, the future of their industry and the good of their country, which is not so different from U.S. farmers. But, as people are pretty much the same everywhere, so, too, are consumers, activists and the media. And because of this, German and U.S. farmers are also facing very similar challenges with how they farm in a world that is becoming more and more removed from agriculture. While two-thirds of Germans live in rural areas and every eighth job in Germany depends on agriculture, farming is not the thriving sector

it once was. Like many other countries, urban encroachment, stringent regulations and food politics are forcing farms out of production in Germany. Seventy percent of the German population resides outside of the cities, yet a sentimental majority of people want to see a “romantic” countryside. A farm with more than 10 cows is considered too many. And while German farms are relatively small by U.S. standards, this growing feel-good sentiment is hindering German farms from expanding and diversifying. Consumer opinion is displayed most prevalently on German grocery store shelves. Because of a growing push for sustainability from activists groups, more and more grocery chains are requiring

sustainable certification on food products. According to German food policy experts, it’s very difficult to get a grocer to sell a product if it’s not deemed sustainable. Yet, grocers will not pay additional for sustainable products, the cost stays within the food chain. As in America, animal welfare has become a hot-button political issue in Germany. Because of the 2009 European Union ban on hen cages, many German farmers have moved their hens to other countries with less rigid regulations, only to sell them back into the German system. As the saying goes, “Aus den augen, aus dem sinn,” or out of sight, out of mind. Unlike America, there is little open discussion in Germany on most issues, biotech crops be-

enough money in their budgets to meet these activists head on. So, farming groups are instead using their resources to train farmers to be spokespeople. They are having conversations with consumers and becoming more transparent on their farms. German farmers are getting personal. They are “andere seiten aufziehen” — changing tune and getting tough. Sound familiar? By defining our similarities instead of focus-

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recipe and made my first batch of biscuits. The rest is history. The ultimate compliment from my husband was when he told me my rolls were as good as his mother’s! Now, these are not really what most people refer to as biscuits, but that is what my husband and father-in-law called them. They are a type of sweet roll that is not too sweet. When grandpa was having trouble eating while he was in the hospital, I took him a few homemade biscuits. He had no trouble getting those down! I have been making this recipe ever since. There is something about the smell of yeast. Maybe it is because when I smell it I know either bread or rolls will soon be out of the oven. There is absolutely nothing as good as bread fresh out of the oven slathered with butter. Yes, folks, it must be real butter. This morning as I mixed and stirred I

thought of my motherin-law. She is long gone, but her recipe lives on. I included it in my cookbook because it is one of my favorite things to bake. Each of my girls has the recipe in her personal cookbook that I made when they married. Many times I send the girls back to look in their personal cookbooks with the family recipes that I collected. It is hard to tell someone how to make the yeast recipes because there are many variables. The amount of flour depends on the size of the eggs. It can even depend on the weather. I know by the feel of the dough when it is ready. It cannot be sticky or it does not work. These rolls also reminded me of my grandmother. She made rolls and coffeecakes, but I think she used a box of dough mix instead of working from scratch. When I picture homemade rolls I picture two kinds. Grandma made some of her rolls in muffin pans. After they baked she dipped the top of each roll in butter then sugar. Sometimes she rolled out the dough putting butter, sugar, and cinnamon inside.

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van Leeuwenhoek, was the first person to microscopically observe yeast. It was French microbiologist Louis Pasteur who proved that yeast was a living organism. This morning I used a very old technique to make the biscuits rise. Without the addition of yeast my rolls would have been flat, hard, and not very palatable. I am so glad someone discovered yeast! Ann Swanson writes from her home in Russell, PA. Contact at

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Those she rolled up and sliced. Her coffeecakes had a wonderful cinnamon sugar topping. When I think of Grandma Swanson’s rolls I picture twists dipped in cinnamon sugar. Making anything that includes yeast calls for time. You mix the dough, set it aside to raise, then, punch it down, and form your rolls. The rolls also have to rise before they can be baked. The whole process takes the better part of the morning to accomplish. As I write my rolls are setting in the oven raising. I set the timer so that time would not get away from me. When the timer goes off it is time to punch the dough down and form my rolls. I think I will make the twists dipped in cinnamon sugar since that is what my children remember the best. The homemade rolls are my treat for my grown-up children. The grandchildren will get some candy. Usually they all come here last so they can unmask and enjoy a snack of cheese and crackers. Tonight they will have homemade rolls. My ever inquisitive mind wondered about the origin of yeast. I found out that it is classified as fungi and has been used for thousands of years. During fermentation, taking the sugar and transforming it into carbon dioxide, it creates

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NCGA applauds President’s ratification of three Free Trade Agreements President Obama signed three free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama into law on Oct. 21, after their passage

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tens of thousands of jobs in the United States, the National Corn Growers Association said while applauding the president’s ac-

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agreements, we stressed that our nation’s farmers gain equal access to growing markets with the ratification of these agreements,” NCGA President Garry Niemeyer said. “This still holds true. We appreciate the efforts made by both the executive and legislative branches of our federal government to increase meaningful and achievable access to foreign markets. U.S. corn farmers stand ready to meet the growing global demand for corn.” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack also released a statement praising the president and reinforcing the economic impact that these

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Corn Growers Association expressed disappointment in the Senate’s failure to act on legislation that would have clarified federal permits are not required when applying pesticides according to their EPA-approved label. “NCGA is disappointed the Senate did not approve H.R. 872 prior to the Oct. 31 deadline when the NPDES pesticide permitting program takes effect,” NCGA

President Garry Niemeyer, an Illinois corn farmer, said. “Despite broad bipartisan support for the proposal, lawmakers were unable to identify a path forward for this important legislation. As a result, farmers like me are now exposed to a new set of legal liabilities and reg-

ulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act, without a guarantee of any additional environmental benefits.” For most of the past four decades, water quality concerns from pesticide applications were addressed within the registration process under the Fed-

eral Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), rather than a Clean Water Act permitting program. H.R. 872 would amend both the Clean Water Act and FIFRA in order to restore the previous regulatory framework. Under a federal court ruling in 2009, certain

pesticide applicators would have to apply for an NPDES permit if the chemical reaches a body of water, which could include ditches and culverts. The complex new requirements will expose farmers to potential citizen action suits for routine pesticide applications that have al-

ready been deemed safe by the EPA. “It is not too late for Congress to provide regulatory relief to America’s farmers,” Niemeyer said. “We strongly urge Senate Republicans and Democrats to work together to resolve this issue in a timely manner.”

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Mark your calendars for the 2012 New York Corn and Soybean Expo by Steve VanVoorhis, President, New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is once again pleased to host the annual Corn and Soybean Expo. This popular event will continue to provide excellent speak-

ers, topics and exhibitors — all focused on enhancing growers’ profitability. The 2012 Expo will be held on Jan. 26 at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY. We are fortunate to have secured two topnotch speakers, both nationally known. We are happy to have Dr.

David Kohl back this year as the Expo’s keynote speaker. Dr. Kohl is a renowned motivational speaker and author in the agriculture community. Dr. Kohl will be joined by Danny Klinefelter, an economist at Texas A&M University specializing in agricultural finance and management development. We have already secured some top-notch sponsors, including Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Western New York Energy and Farm Credit East — but many more sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information on this year’s expo will be forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, if you’d like to sponsor this annual event that attracts hundreds of soybean and corn producers from all over New York State, please contact Julia Robbins at 315778-1443 or On behalf of the Board of Directors of the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association, we’re looking forward to seeing you in January.

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2011 Field Crops Dealer Meeting Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Field Crop Dealer Meeting on Monday, Nov. 21. The meeting will have a new format this year which consists of the actual live meeting at Jordan Hall at the NYSAES in Geneva with interactive real-time broadcasts of this meeting to multiple CCE offices across the state including offices in Albany, Cayuga, Cattaraugus, Clinton, Genesee, Jefferson and Oneida counties. The meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with participant checkin starting at 9 a.m.

Cost of attendance is $10 payable on the day of the meeting at the site of your choice. Lunch will be available at all sites for an additional cost. The 2012 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management will also be available for purchase the day of the meeting at all sites for $20. DEC pesticide applicator and CCA credits will be offered as part of the $10 registration fee. Pre-registration for this meeting is required. For more information or to pre-register, please contact Mary McKellar at 607-255-2177 or

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Composting & Manure Handling Emergency composting, and the Livestock Indemnity Program by Stephen Wagner “One of the things we face when we have major storm situations is not only a disruption of farm practices, but then you have recovery, what we call the Emergency Management Recovery phase, where we have to clean up and pick up.” With that, Penn State Extension

Specialist (Animal Response Team) Greg Martin launched into measures farmers are taking after a hurricane and a tropical storm wreaked havoc inland of the Atlantic coastline. PSU had called an immediate Emergency Disaster Issues Meeting in the wake of the flooding. One of Martin’s

specialties is the science of composting. “That sometimes includes dead animals that faced a fate some-

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damage to a poultry farm in the wake of a tornado. There are four major ways of disposing of animals in Pennsylvania: burial, incineration, rendering and composting. But in an emergency situation there often isn’t a lot of time to handle this. “If you’re thinking about burying,” Martin said, “if you have super saturated soils, and you bring in a backhoe to dig a hole to bury your cow, what are you going to find? A pool of water.” Accordingly, you have to consider the fastest way of animal disposal. Conventional wisdom says the process should be underway within 48

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hours. “The best I can suggest in time of great need for high loss,” Martin counseled, “is the use of composting. That’s an above ground arrangement of organic material so that you can at least stage the dead animals for later disposition.” Or have it as the sole method of disposal. In this scenario the animals are sure to be fairly wet, but if they are inundated with water they are extremely wet. “What we do,” Martin explained, “is to use composting materials to help hasten the upswing of bacteria that actually consume the animal. Wood chips, straw, corn husks, anything you can find on the farm that is organic in nature can be used for composting, including bed pack and manure.” To do this properly, Martin cautions, you should observe the Rule of 2s. “That applies to the distance of any water source, the basic material being used, and the amount of material we’re covering.” Keep in mind that this is for composting of large animals. “The first Rule of 2 is to stay 200 feet away from any water source so that we’re not contaminating the waters of the Commonwealth. Any spring, any pond, any well, any river, anything that has water running through it…your composting has to be 200 feet away from any of those.” The second Rule of 2 is a 24 inch base with two feet of material surrounding the carcass. This is the key part of composting. What this does is to form a sponge and also forms an air bed for the animal to rest on to hasten the aerobic consumption of that animal by bacteria. Large chips or even sawdust mulch can work; anything you can use to put a two-foot bed beneath that animal will help. The third Rule of 2 is covering the animal adequately with at least two feet of composting

Composting from A21 material. This is important because if you have anything that is exposed you’re likely to have scavengers and dogs. You need to make sure you have enough material on the carcass to act as a final filter. As the animal is consumed by bacteria, it is filtering that air as it comes out. “A properly constructed pile of compost will have no odor at all to it,” Martin says, “no matter what you have in there. In fact, it should look like a pile of mulch, if done correctly.” And with larger animals you’ll want to lance the rumen which helps prevent what’s called blowback. Lancing prevents bloating and intestinal explosion and hastens the composting process. “Another thing you want to do,” Martin advises, “is to monitor the composting cycle, which we do with the thermometer.” Composting temperatures found in piles will

range between 104° to 140°F. Turning of materials can be done after three or four months, maybe longer. A second composting cycle will start after this turning, or stirring. If you try to cut corners or abridge the process in some fashion you’re going to see things happening. You’re going to smell odors and see leachate or murky water coming out of these piles, symptoms of lack of organic matter in the pile. Livestock Indemnity Program The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 authorized the Livestock Indemnity Program to provide benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather. “Basically, the only requirement we have for that program,” according to Julie Holland with the Farm Service Agency

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Faculty honored for work to improve water quality UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Several faculty members in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are members of a team that recently was honored by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer with the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Institution and Federal Laboratory Partnership Award for applied research on subsurface manure application in no-till systems. Team members included Douglas Beegle, distinguished professor of Agronomy, Heather Karsten, associate professor of crop production/ecology, Robin Brandt, lecturer in agricultural and biological engineering, and Pete Kleinman, a researcher with the U.S. Depart-

ment of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, stationed at Penn State’s University Park campus. Scientists at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Cornell University and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service laboratory in Booneville, AR, also were part of the team. Competition for the award — which is new — was open to all federal laboratories that conduct research, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer is the nationwide network of federal laboratories

that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the six universities throughout the mid-Atlantic partnered for the purpose of quantifying the effects of subsurface application of manure and poultry litter on crop response, nutrient losses and odor emissions in minimumtillage crop-production systems and transferring that technology to farmers throughout the region. “Nutrients — nitrogen and phosphorus — and sediment losses from nonpoint sources in agricultural landscapes are major contributors

to impairment of water quality in streams, lakes, reservoirs and estuaries,” Beegle said. “High-profile initiatives and efforts to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay highlight the concerns over water quality in the region and focus attention on the environmental impacts of animal agriculture. “No-till and minimum-till crop-production systems are widely adopted, because they are very effective in reducing soil erosion and loss of nutrients adsorbed to soil particles. However, surface application of manure and poultry litter without incorporation exposes nutrients in manure to losses in surface runoff.” Over the long term,

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less control of odors and vice-versa. “Farmers were faced with the uncertainty of not knowing which injection technology was best for their individual conditions.” Project partners, led by the Agricultural Research Service’s Kleinman, received multiple grants to fund research and technology-transfer efforts over a five-year period. Initially, Kleinman and Beegle obtained a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant for $196,000 and a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture grant for $114,000 to test, advance and transfer liquid-manureinjection technologies for use by Pennsylvania dairy and swine farmers. Their efforts in Pennsylvania culminated in additional grants totaling nearly $1.7 million for an array of projects aimed at expanding the adoption of manure injection and subsurface poultry-litter application by manure haulers and contract applicators across the region. “The key to the success of this partnership has been the linkage between the research expertise in nutrient management and impacts on water quality embodied within the Agricultural Research Service and the statewide extension programs led by the university partners, who are recognized and trusted by farmers within their respective states,” said Ray Bryant, soil scientist and former research

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leader at USDA’s Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, which is housed at Penn State. The efforts of this partnership have had a profound impact on nutrient management in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond, Bryant noted. Its accomplishments have benefited farmers and state and federal government agencies seeking to meet new and increasingly stringent water -quality goals and standards. “Based on results produced by this partnership, the U.S. Environ-

mental Protection Agency has identified manure injection and subsurface litter application as ‘next generation’ nutrient-management practices warranting emphasis under the Chesapeake Bay Program,” he said. “Indeed, as part of efforts to meet the 2010 Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load limits on nutrient losses from agricultural sources, all states include manure-injection technologies in their Watershed Implementation Plan strategies to curb nutrient runoff to the bay.”

At a national level, members of the partnership currently are working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to modify standards for tillage practices to remove barriers to manure-injection use in reduced-tillage systems. “This partnership has resulted in development, acceptance and adoption of manure-injection technology in the Mid-Atlantic region to the benefit of sustainable agriculture and improved water quality in the Chesapeake Bay,” Bryant said.

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HAY FOR SALE: Small squares and round bales. 518-843-1319.(NY)

LIKE NEW recumbent sun bicycle, used very little. Also, fancy show pigeons, for sale, must sell. No Sunday Calls. 607-2437119.(NY)

NCBA stays firm on farm dust NCBA past president testifies to stop EPA from regulating dust permanently Although rumors are circulating that refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to regulate farm dust as a myth, a hearing hosted by Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power cleared up what many call profound misconceptions. Testifying on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was Steve Foglesong, immediate past president of the organization and a rancher from Astoria, IL. Foglesong said ranchers are pleased EPA has decided not to propose to lower the standard for coarse particulate matter (dust) this year but the

issue is far from resolved. He said EPA does not have a consistent track record of doing what it proposes. In fact, in 1996 EPA proposed to remove the dust standard altogether, only to bring it back in the final rule. In 2006, EPA proposed to exempt farm dust. That exemption also disappeared in the final rule. Foglesong said even if EPA retains the current dust standard, the opportunity remains for the agency to tighten it in the future. Unless Congress passes the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, he said that threat remains. Chairman Whitfield said family farmers and

ranchers need flexible, science-based regulations, rather than an EPA guessing game. “EPA’s unprecedented wave of stringent and inflexible regulations pose a serious threat to the economy,” said Whitfield. “Now, this overly aggressive EPA has discussed focusing their efforts on family farms under the guise of revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter. With record high unemployment and deficits, it is beyond understanding as to why EPA would even think about regulating farm dust.” Foglesong testified that the regulation of dust

under the Clean Air Act (CAA) is supposed to be based on a finding by scientists of adverse health effects. Historically, he said there has been no evidence of adverse health effects from farm dust at ambient levels. But EPA has decided to regulate it anyway. In 2006, EPA based its decision on the precautionary principle. “That’s right, EPA’s dust regulation is not based on science but on caution,” said Foglesong. “In an effort to bring a little common sense back into the process, cattlemen believe the best solution is for Congress to pass the Farm Dust Regulation Preven-

tion Act of 2011. That way regulatory decisions regarding dust will be left to state and local government instead of the federal one-size-fitsall approach.” He cautioned that no one can be sure of the outcome of the rulemaking until it is final. Foglesong still worries about the future since the CAA requires the standard come under scrutiny every five years. He said the only way to provide certainty to farmers and ranchers is for Congress to pass the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. “The fact is, farmers

and ranchers want and need certainty about this issue. Regulatory uncertainty is unnecessary and unproductive,” said Foglesong. “If EPA follows through and does not revise the dust standard, such an action would only provide us with certainty for five years. It provides no relief to those producers who are spending more than $1,000 per day on dust control measures right now. We need immediate, permanent relief from federal dust regulation on farms. And cattlemen believe the best way to achieve that is by passing the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act.”

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

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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

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1998 INTERNATIONAL TOWMASTER on 4700 air ride chassis with DT466, 275hp engine, 6 spd. Allison auto. trans., good paint w/perfect interior & air seats. Nearly new Michelin tires & brakes, 25,000 lb. 5th wheel hitch. Ready to take you on your next trip. 518-993-2618 Fort Plain,NY


Freestall Heifer Commodity Machinery Storage Bldgs

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Dairy Cattle

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

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





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

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

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Cow Mats

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Custom Butchering

Buildings For Sale

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Professional Pole Barns by S&L Builders 35 years of experience Lifetime Warranty We build what we sell Any Size Or Description of Building Most Structures Erected Within 30 Days Beat Our Price? I Don’t Think So!

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

315-204-4089 or 315-204-4084

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

30 HEAD Holstein mixed dairy cows, half milking on first lactation, 85% of herd safe in calf. No SCC. 607-898-3994

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

ALWAYSS AVAILABLE: Whether you’re looking for a few heifers or a large herd, we have a quality selection of healthy, freestall trained cattle. Herds ranging in size from 30-200+ tie or freestall.

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

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

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

Garages • Equestrian • Commercial Agricultural Crews Trained to OSHA Standards

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

Steel or Wood Frame

It’s easy & economical to add a picture to your ad!

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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.

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

(585) 734-3264 • (585) 734-3265



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1-800-836-2888 Dairy Cattle DO YOU WANT LOWER CELL COUNTS? 40 first calf heifers; 45 second lactation & older; Jersey crosses; NZ genetics; SCC less than 100,000. Nice uddered young herd. Certified organic. No strep ag. No staff a. Asking $1,500/ea. Also bred heifers & calves. 607-286-9362

Herd Expansions

WANTED All Size Heifers

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal



Sunny Acres Farm Over 50 Years of Breeding

Lester Tyler


Dairy Cattle REGISTERED holstein bulls of service age. Contact Barb at Will-O-Crest Farms 585455-2763

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



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


Heifers & Herds Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101 WANTED: 200-1,000 head Top Quality Young Holstein Cows & Bred Heifers for new dairy. No Dealers Please. Call 570-363-2831 6am-9pm

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

1978 JOHN DEERE 8430, 4WD, 3Pt., quick hitch, PTO, 3 hydraulic outlets, factory axle duals, good condition. Ithaca,NY 607-273-8070

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.

1995 JOHN DEERE 850C dozer, semi U-blade, single lever steer w/salt tracks, $32,500 OBO. 315-536-3807

@ 585-584-9210

1998 CASE IH 2366 4x4 combine, 1966 sep.hrs., yield & moisture. Priced reduced from $86,900 to $84,500. 3.9%fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

Farm Equipment

Farm Equipment

Call Jeffrey at Agri-Fab & Repair, Inc. dba AFR Electrical Service

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

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

Brian Rogers 716-592-5480

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

• 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

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AUGGIE PARTS 2300, 3300, 3450, 3030 Gehl 7285 TRACTOR & TRUCKS JD 5210 Dsl. . . . . . . . . $9,500 97 Ford 150 Municipal. $2,850 Minot Dsl., 30HP, Turf Tires, 3pt., 35 Hrs. . . . . . . . $5,700 TILLAGE JD 2700 518 plow, exc . $2,200 JD 2600 5-18 . . . . . . . $2,200 DRILLS & FERTILIZER IH 5100, exc . . . . . . . . $2,500 JD 8250 seeder, exc . . $2,250 JD 8350 DD . . . . . . . . $1,850 SPRAYER Century 300 Gallon Chicken Wing Boom . . . . . . . . $1,450 Century 500 Gallon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,250 BALERS & WAGON JD 336 w/Kicker . . . . . $2,450

NH 273 w/Thrower . . . . $1,850 Gehl 12’ Dump Wagon . $1,850 8’ Silage Blade . . . . . . $1,000 NH 848 Round Baler . . $4,500 NH 258 Rake . . . . . . . . $1,200 ENGINES JD 404T, JD 466T, JD 619, JD 329, AC L2 & F2 dsls. IH 436 Dsl. COMBINES Combine Header Cart . . . $1,200 JD 643 Corn Head. . . . . . . $4,500 JD 215 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200 JD 213-216 . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200 IH 810 16.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 MISC. Frickin 185 Gravity Wagon . $2,800 3 PT. Boom Mower . . . . . . $2,750 JD 4 Row Precision Corn Planter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $850 Brillion 12’ Cultipacker . . . . . $950 JD 48 Ldr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,250 NH 36 Flail Chopper. . . . . $1,450


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 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

MABIE BROS., INC. CIH CX90 w/Loader, 90HP Eng., 74 PTO, 16x8 Trans.

Alternative Parts Source Inc. Chittenango, NY •

Farm Machinery For Sale 1200 GEHL chopper, no head, set up to grind high moisture corn at the silo; 980 Gehl silage wagon w/roof & 12 ton tandem running gear, excellent cond. Both always stored inside. 607-279-5810


MF 362 4WD, 55 PTO HP, 900 Hrs.



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COMBINES & JD 4650 MFD, new PS . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 Case IH 9170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,500 CIH 4366 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,900 IH 3588 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,250 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



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15’ Woods Batwing Bush Hog

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BLUE HEELER’S: Farm raised, out of working parents. Shots, wormed, vet checked, $250.00. 607-359-3921 BORDER COLLIE PUPS. Red, Black, Blue & Merle, working lines, ABCA Reg. Shots.Dep. 518-673-5456

REG. HOLSTEINS, 27,000lb. herd average, 100,000SCC, 108BAA, 1 to 10, $1,900. Call Greg 518-284-2991

• 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 • 1000 Gal.Mueller M • 1000 Gal.Sunset F.T.


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Farm Machinery For Sale 1998 INTERNATIONAL TOWMASTER on 4700 air ride chassis with DT466, 275hp engine, 6 spd. Allison auto. trans., good paint w/perfect interior & air seats. Nearly new Michelin tires & brakes, 25,000 lb. 5th wheel hitch. Ready to take you on your next trip. 518-993-2618 Fort Plain,NY (2) 30.5x32 Goodyear 10-ply, came of JD 9500, 50% tread, excellent, $1,400/pair. 315276-5122

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3 ALLIS CHALMERS 5050 tractors, MFD w/new rims & tires, Allis loader, around 4000 hrs., 12 speed transmission, $9,200; (2) 2WD 8 speeds, 1720 hrs. & 2030 hrs., $6,000 each. 315-672-5674 evenings. 3-TRUCKLOADS of CornHeads & Grain-Heads just arrived. Huge inventory, late models. Save $1,000 Off. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-9193322 350-BUSHEL gravity wagon w/heavy duty running gear; LB White natural gas heater, $100. 585-658-3788

Farm Machinery For Sale ATTENTION SOYBEAN GROWERS: have a MF 540 diesel combine, soybean special with 13’ flex head and a new tractor clutch installed this fall. Price $5,900, 716998-6794 or 716-549-7359

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BRILLION 26’ X-Fold packer, nice, $9,200; 4 Kilbros gravity bins w/gears. 315-536-3807 CASE INT. 7220, 4WD, approx. 4500 hours, excellent condition. 585-624-1448 CAT D5B AgCrawler 5401000PTO, dual hydraulic, oil sealed pins-bushings just replaced, good undercarriage, 180hp, chopped corn silage this Fall, field ready, $18,500. 717-354-3971


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CIH 1640 COMBINE w/15’ flex head, recently serviced by Monroe tractor, $16,000 OBO. See at Monroe Tractor in Auburn,NY. 607-793-0085

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518-829-7790 9600 JOHN DEERE combine w/918 flex head, 2900 separater hours, good rubber, $35,000. 607-731-6284 AE ROLLER MILL Model #ATA600x6, best offer; straw chopper, fits 6620 combine, best offer; #300 Kilbros box. 585-269-0698

C O M B I N E & T R AC TO R PARTS: Save 40-60%. New parts store. Zeisloft Farm Equip., Bloomsburg,PA. We ship! 570-437-3440 FOR SALE: Allis Chalmers 3500 diesel generator, 60kw, $3,200.00 or reasonable offer. 315-569-1179

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F2 Gleaner, w/ grain head, 90 hp, 2,098 engine hours, 1,262 separator hours, only harvested 1,200 acres of corn, rest was oats and wheat. Stored inside every winter, many new parts. $9,000. 585-315-1094

JD 7000 corn planter, liquid, 8x30, single disc fertilizer openers, excellent, $10,300; IH 5100 soybean special drill, 18x7, double disc openers, press wheels, markers, $3,850; JD 8300 drill, double disc openers, $2,200; IH 620 press drill, 12’, double disc, press wheels, markers, seeder, $2,200; Mike Franklin 607749-3424

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FLOATATION TIRES: 744400-32 JD rims, 13¼” BC, 11” pilot, offset 18” & 19”, tread depth 2½”, $4,000 OBO. 585-721-0515 FOR SALE: Knight 3300 mixer w/Digistar scales; New Holland 185 spreader. Call 315-717-7495 FORD NH 8770, 4WD, 175hp; White 2-110, 4WD, 110hp; White 2-105, 4WD, 105hp; JD 4630, 4WD, 150hp; JD 3020, PS, gas; NH 885 skid loader, 2 speed. 315-536-8718 FORDSON SUPER MAJOR, same as Ford 5000, excellent condition, EXCEPT seized engine, $1,700. 315-672-5674 evenings. GLEANER K COMBINE, 2WD w/12’ grain head, 3 row wide corn head, $3,000/OBO. 315-689-9330 Hesston 4x4 & cab, $7,500; White 4x4 w/cab, 135hp, nice, $12,500; Int. 4x4, $10,500; JD tractor & ldr, compact, $10,500; JD 4630, nice, $12,500; 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. Excavator, $12,500; Case 450 Dozer, $8,500; JD 350C Dozer, $11,500; White 4x4 ldrhoe, $9,500; Case ldrhoe, $6,000; IH dsl dump truck, $2,500; 99 Ford pickup, $2,000; 08 Dodge 4x4 pickup, $16,500.


Smiley’s Equipment 518-634-2310 IH 843, 4 ROW CORN HEAD, good shape, $3,000 OBO. 315-271-1005 IH-TRACTOR PARTS: Newused-reman. 06-86 Series. We stock A&I and Ag Parts. Jim’s Fix-It. 315-536-7653 INTERNATIONAL 700 plow, 6 bottom; Used JD corn head 444 for parts; IH 35 hay rake; NH 1495SP haybine; V ditcher, 3Pt.H. 716-912-4176

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315-683-5365 JD 4 ROW CLAAS style corn head, fits 5000 Series choppers, $5,000. 716-801-5329 JD 918 flex head, 100 acres on new knives and guards, good poly, excellent condition, $6,500 firm. 315-276-5122 JD Kernal Processor, reconditioned w/new rollers/bearings, fits 6000 series JD forage harvester, $6,500. 802-758-2138

JOHN DEERE 6400 MFWD, dual hydraulics, open station, rebuilt trans, 540/1000 PTO, good condition, $14,500. 315536-3807 JOHN DEERE 6620 combine, 4WD, 3700 hours, many new parts, field ready. 315-5767034 JOHN DEERE 693 corn head, contour shafts, good poly, 2 year old chains & sprockets, field ready, $12,000. 315-2920404 JOHN DEERE 730, diesel, fenders & 3pt., very good condition, 315-536-3807 JOHN DEERE BALER PARTS. Winter discounts for baler repairs. New hay equipment. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705 JUST ARRIVED: 1996 J.D. 9500 sidehill RWA, late model. These 4x4’s are hard to find. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322

Kennedy Tractor (315) 964-1161 Williamstown, NY “We Deliver” Int 574 w/Int Ldr 52HP, exc. rear rubber, very good tin & runner, wheel wts., outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,950 Ford 540 w/Ford Ldr & Heated Cab 50HP Dsl, 3pt PS, live PTO, good rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,950 MF 85 w/Hydr. Ldr w/snow bkt, 60HP, new rear rubber wheel wts., hi-lo $4,950 Arps 3pt 7’ Snowblower double auger, hydr. chute, good shape . . . . . . . .$975 Front Snow Pushers 7’ & 8’ QA or Loader types 4x4 NH TC45D w/NH LA16 Ldr, 40-45HP 1500 hrs, outlets, rabbit/turtle control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 PTO Generators: 50/25KW on trailer $2,750 & 70/30KW on pallet $2,450 “both very good” Lots more tractors & equipment in stock

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 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. 315-3648596, 315-246-1032 LARGEST SELECTION of Combines on East Coast. One year motor & transmission warranty. 3.7%fin. Zeisloft Farm Eq., Bloomsburg,PA 800-919-3322 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. NEW HOLLAND LS 180 skid loader, 2 speed, high flow, nice, $10,500. 570-966-9893

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PAIR 28L-26 rice & cane tires, 90%, on JD rims, $3,700. 1-30.5-32 rice & cane, 75%, $1,500; Pair 23.1-26 rice & cane, on rims, $1,200. 716515-8001 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 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 SAVE 40-60% on NEW aftermarket combine & tractor parts. Huge selection. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 570-437-3440 SKID LOADER BUCKETS Universal, snow & litter: 66” $485; 72” $540; 78” $595; 84” $650; 48” pallet fork $500; 72” rock bucket $650; 773 Bobcat skid loader, 2344 hrs. w/cab & heat. Fingerlakes Skid Loader Repair, 315-536-0268

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(Qty 3) 2005 Sterling Tri-axle Dump Trucks Detroit 14L 515hp w/engine brake, 8LL transmissions, 265,000 miles, 16’ steel bodies w/electric tarps. 18k front, 46k rears, 20k lift axle $54,900 each

2003 Peterbilt 357 Cab & Chassis Cummins 305hp, Allison Automatic, 20k front axle, 46k full locking rears, 16’ 8” of frame behind the cab, 189k miles. $55,000

2000 Freightliner FL112 Cab & Chassis Cat C10, automatic transmission, 15’ of HD frame behind the cab, 120k miles, auto lube system, 13k front axle, 46k rears. $30,900

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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: NOV 6-8 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. Registration fee for the 2011 conference includes two full days of farm tours, intensive learning circles, exciting workshops, timely panel discussions, inspiring networking opportunities and an abundance of fine dining. Contact Ann Stone, 814863-4489. On Internet at f206999ffe6bbc540b033650 0&id=537029cb9a&e=e5858 cc0d5

Brett Chedzoy, 607-5357161 or e-mail bjc226@ Northeastern Silvopasture Conference Watkins Glen, NY. A two day conference devoted to sustainable woodland grazing in the Northeastern U.S. Learn how Silvopasturing can improve the health, performance and viability of livestock and forestry systems. Intended participants include: Conservation Professionals & Foresters, Livestock Graziers, Woodland Owners, Extension and University Faculty, Students, Ag Support Agency Personnel & Rural Community Development Advocates. The early registration rate is $89 which covers conference meals (breakfast, lunch & breaks). The normal rate of $129 will apply after Oct. 23. For a complete program, go to http://nesilvopasture. A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at the beautiful Harbor Hotel on Seneca Lake: www.watkinsglenhar NOV 7-8 & 9-10 Dairy Skills Training Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Synergy Farm in Wyoming, NY. 9 am - 3 pm each day. Topics to be covered include: Anatomy & Physiology, Heat Detection, Synchronization Protocols, Reading Bull Proofs, Insemination Techniques, Thawing Frozen Semen, Nitrogen Tank Prac-


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2003 New Holland LW230B 5 CY Wheel Loader, cab w/ heat and A/C, JRB coupler w/ bucket & forks, 26.5 tires, 5325 hours. $74,500

2001 Kenworth W900 Daycab Cummins 500hp, 10 speed, 210” wheelbase, 24.5 tires, polished aluminum wheels, good rubber. $31,900

2002 Mack CH613 Day Cab 460hp, 18 speed, 14,600# front axle, 46k rears, double frame, good rubber, 527k miles. $27,900

John Deere 9500 4WD, 30.5x32’s at 90%, Straw Spreader, 3794 Sep. Hours. $27,000

2007 Case 621D Wheel Loader, 3045 hrs, GP bucket, JRB coupler, good rubber, cab with heat. $73,950

40-43 ft. Aluminum Grain Hopper Trailers in stock and arriving weekly. Prices Starting at $22,500

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NOV 7 Energy Efficiency Workshops Memorial Library of Little Valley, 110 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY. 7 - - 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. NOV 7-8 2011 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference Hyde Park, NY. A full conference agenda and registration information will be available. Check out regularly for updates. Got Woods? Got Livestock? Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY. Come learn how Silvopasturing (sustainable woodland grazing) can improve the health, performance and viability of livestock operations and woodlands in the Northeast. The conference is open to all, but foresters, graziers, researchers and conservation professionals are especially encouraged to attend this inaugural event. For agenda and registration, visit http://nesilvopasture Contact

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Planning Survival Guide will be held from 3-5 pm. Wills versus Trusts will be offered from 6-8 pm. Registration is required Contact CCE, 607664-2300. NOV 10 Timber Tax and Finance Workshop Clinton County Resource and Education Center, Mill Hall, PA. 8 am - 4 pm. Forestry professionals, financial advisors, accountants, attorneys, and forest landowners are welcome to attend. Continuing Education Credits - eight hours. Register online at .Contact Mike Jacobson at or Darlene Jury at

NOV 11-18 North American International Livestock Exposition Sheep Show Louisville, KY. On Internet at NOV 12-13 Third Annual Fibers of Your Life Event Center Court, Oakdale Mall, Binghamton, NY. Saturday 9 am - 9 pm and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm. Call 607-7728953. NOV 14 Make Ends Meet CCE office, County Office Building, 3 E Pulteney Square, Bath, NY. 9:3011:30 am. Registration is requested. Call 607-6642300. On Internet at www.

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Biologist from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will begin with a presentation on the PGC’s Landowner Program. Steve Hawkes, consulting forester from Landvest Corp. & Scott Wenzel, Warren County Farmer, will discuss the crop tree release work done on the Wenzel property. A light lunch will be served then we will head out to the woods. Registration: Contact the Warren County USDA NRCS office by phone at 814-723-1217 or e-mail laura. Registration is free and lunch is included, but space is limited. Please call to reserve your place and remember to bring your boots.

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NOV 15 CCE of Livingston Co. Annual Meeting Large Hangar, Geneseo Airport, Big Tree Lane, Off of Rte. 63. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm program & business meeting. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Nov. 8. Hangar is not heated so dress appropriately. Contact CCE of Livingston County, 585-658-3250 or e-mail Jen Damon at Forestry for Farmers Field Day Warren Co. Conservation District Office at the Stone Building, Warren State Hospital Grounds, Warren, PA. 10:30 am. Stacy Wolbert,

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November PA Forest Web Seminar Center webinar Gerald Hoy, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry Service Forester, will be presenting Forest Management Plans on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon, and again at 7 p.m. Each seminar lasts approximately one hour. The Forest Management plan is used to provide an overview of a woodland property in the context of a landowner’s needs and

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course, none of the interactive elements will be available when watching the recording. To participate in the live seminars you must register and have a “Friend of Penn State” user ID. The “Register Now” page on the Web site will walk you through this process. Participation in the web seminar does not require any special

software. To view live and previously recorded seminars all you need is a high-speed Internet connection and sound. To register and take part in the live seminars or to view the upcoming seminars schedule, visit http://extension.psu.e d u / p r i v a t e forests/tools-resources/webinars. We look forward to having you join these discussions and learning experiences. “See” you there on November 8. Looking Ahead: Second Tuesday of the Month Forest Stewardship Series • Dec. 13, Small-

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ward contracting by dairy processors will only serve to transform the American dairy industry at a heavy cost to farmers and rural communities.” The DSA currently has no program for farmers who opt out of the insurance program, which would likely lead to further vertical integration of the dairy industry. “Without a program that will help smaller dairy producers, the use of forward contracting should be prohibited in order to prevent the consolidation and vertical integration of the dairy industry,” said Johnson. “The DSA must include a program that could provide protection to dairy farmers if prices fall too low. This is especially helpful for family dairies, to ensure that they are able to continue producing during difficult times.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) sent a letter to leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Agriculture Committees urging them to continue working to reform dairy policy in the farm bill as part of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction process. The Dairy Security Act of 2011 (DSA) could lead to further vertical integration of the dairy industry if additional steps are not taken. “The DSA, in its most recent form, will likely encourage the use of forward contracts,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “For many years, NFU has opposed the increased use of forward contracting for dairy producers. Similar to the consolidation and vertical integration that has occurred in the poultry and swine sectors, the DSA could lead to increased for-

DON’T MISS OUT!! The First Annual Mane Stream Stallion Directory Will Deadline on Friday, December 2nd. Promote your stallion and breeding program! Fill out your form and return it today!

2 012 Stallion Directory The January/February Issue of Mane Stream will feature a Stallion Directory. For $25.00 you can list your stallion. You can add a photo to your listing for an additional $25.00. You can list additional stallions for $20.00 per stallion, add a photo for an additional $20.00 per stallion. Or, you can choose a Premium Listing to promote your Stallion or Stallions. Your information can be e-mailed to This form must be completed and returned by 12/2/11. Questions? Call Tina Krieger at 518-673-0108. CHECK WHICH APPLIES: ________ Listing Only $25.00

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Section B

AUCTION SECTION and MARKET REPORTS Travel fellowships offered to young producers NCBA offers $250 travel vouchers for annual convention

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is offering financial assistance to young producers who wish to attend the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. NCBA is offering 10 $250 travel fellowships to Young Producer’s Council (YPC) members to assist with travel costs and registration. YPC is an active player in NCBA policy development and is working to cultivate more peer members to serve as industry advocates. NCBA members between the ages of 18-35 qualify as YPC members and are encouraged to apply for one of the fellowships. The fellowships will help young producers attend the convention in Nashville, TN, Feb. 14, 2012. Ben Neale, YPC president and rancher from McMinnville, TN, said the opportunity to get involved with NCBA members and staff at the convention will be beneficial to all young producers. “We encourage all YPC members to consider applying for these fellowships and to get involved with the YPC program,” Neale said. “This is a great opportunity for young members to engage in policy decisions, network with many industry leaders and grow as leaders in this organization.” In order to apply for the 2012 Travel Fellowship, sponsored by NCBA, applications must be submitted by Nov. 11. Applications are available on NCBA’s Web site at Any questions regarding the application or application process should be directed to Ben Neale at or to Travis Hoffman at

Transmission pilot project brings a line to your town Putting America’s wind power on the grid In the midst of an ongoing quest to create jobs and boost the renewable energy industry, President Obama’s administration may have found a way to do both. The White House unveiled a new plan to modernize the grid by fast-tracking the approval of seven muchneeded electric transmission lines. According to Johnathan Hladik, Energy Policy Advocate, for the Center for Rural Affairs, this effort will serve as a pilot project demonstrating streamlined federal permitting and improved cooperation among federal, state and tribal governments. The goal is to demonstrate and create long-term changes to the transmission siting and permitting processes. The Center for Rural

Affairs has created an interactive map to help the public engage in this p r o c e s s (, where landowners and rural leaders can access information on proposed transmission lines throughout the Midwest and Great Plains. The database includes the Hampton-Rochester LaCrosse line, which covers parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and is one of the seven projects included in the administration’s pilot program. “Rural communities have much to gain and their involvement in the planning and permitting process is essential,” said Hladik. “And that is why we created this interactive map, to ensure that as many people as possible are heard in the review and approval

processes.” The projects announced will bring jobs to a total of 12 states, ranging from the SunZia Project which will create 3,408 direct jobs while transporting renewable energy from Arizona and New Mexico to markets across the Desert Southwest to the 700-mile Transwest Express stretching across Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. “The expedited permitting process and result-

ing construction will create new jobs in rural areas, improve our nation’s energy independence and increase confidence among manufactures of renewable energy infrastructure, creating additional economic and job creation opportunities,” said Hladik. According a previous Center for Rural Affairs report authored by Hladik, renewable energy sources are most abundant near rural communities, where up

to 275,000 MW of potential wind power remain unconnected due to a lack of available transmission. Developing these resources will encourage economic development while keeping much of that money in local communities. Wages paid to those involved in transmission construction average $65,300 compared to $33,760 across all industries. The report also notes that now is an opportune

time to upgrade the transmission system. A majority of transmission lines were constructed 30 to 50 years ago. “The system needs to be upgraded. By investing strategically, we can improve the reliability of the transmission grid and unlock new wind potential at the same time,” concluded Hladik. “The White House’s pilot program to fast-track approval of these seven crucial transmission lines is a good first step.”


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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, 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. 31st sale - Cull cows ave. .69 top cow .80 wt. 1452 $1161.60, Bulls up to .79, bull calves top $1.45, heifer calves $1.50. Dairy Milking age up to $1900, Bred Heifers $1150. Monday, Nov. 7th - Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Group of Holstein Steers from one farm. Friday, Nov. 11th - 11:30AM Fall Premier All Breeds Sale - held at the sale facility in New Berlin. Consignments are coming in rapidly call to participate catalog deadlines are near watch our website - We Don't want to miss anyone. Brown Swiss Semen selling: 11 units of Wonderment selling - bring your tanks. Monday, Nov. 14th - Monthly Heifer Sale. From one Farm: 11 Registered & 4 Grade Heifers. Registered ones are mostly R&W and on service - they are sired by: Debonair, Lawnboy, Incarne, Tornado with Dams records up to 24,000M. Also 4 Grade open heifers. Also 6 Registered Holsteins From Paul Kobler, 1 being a Rubens from an EX94 Marquis Ned fresh in August also a Fresh Red Rock from the Rubens. Two Advents one Fresh in July & bred back to Milestone all Red or Red Carriers. Also two Milking Shorthorns sired by Supreme; one fresh in March and milked to 65# from a beautiful udder, the other being a bred heifer due in Dec.; Jim Hudson sends 4 really nice registered open heifers sired by Advent, Comestar Lee, Lundy, & Promote. Friday, Nov. 18th - sale held on the farm in Spencer, NY. Arvo Rautine Complete Dispersal. 130 Head of Freestall herd. 65 Milking age, 65 youngstock to springers. SCC 163,000 NO BST Monday, Nov. 21st - Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. 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.

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NASS visits New York and Pennsylvania farmers for conservation survey CEAP survey focuses on Chesapeake Bay Watershed USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will soon visit selected farmers in

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“Conservation programs help agricultural producers reduce soil erosion, enhance water and air quality, conserve energy, and enhance wildlife habitat,” said King Whetstone, Director of the NASS New York Field Office. “These programs are important to farmers and rural communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed who use them to help maintain productive farmland and restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. I encourage all farmers contacted to respond to the survey.” Why respond to the

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Fern Hill Farm II Holstein Dispersal Saturday, November 12, 2011 • 11 AM *

Madison, NY

Held at Fern Hill II: 4349 Cole St. • Madison, NY 110 Registered Holsteins Sell! Oct. RHA: 23,481 3.9 927 3.2 758 All animals are both freestall and tiestall trained! SCC runs 250,000


Selling 110 Registered Holsteins


85 young cows milking up to 120 pounds/day! 55 sell milking in their first lactation; 25 sell in second lactation & only 5 sell that have calved 3 times! Many are fresh in the past 60 days!

25 bred heifers due shortly after the sale in excellent condition!

Sale Highlights

Herd Health: The herd is in excellent health and on a routine vaccination and herd health program. All cattle will be pregnancy examined and inoculated against Shipping Fever. Directions: GPS Address 4349 Cole St., Madison, NY 13402. From Rt. 20 in Madison, turn North at the flashing light on Solsville Road and follow to stop sign. Turn left on Canal Road for 500 feet and take right at Y on Cole Street. Follow for 3 miles to the farm on the left. Sale Managers Note: One of the top herd dispersals of the year! Quality milk from young cows with excellent feet & legs and beautiful udders. A dairyman's dream herd that is trained for both freestall & tiestall set ups!

See the complete catalog online at! Sale Managed by/Catalogs Herd Owners Fern-Hill Farm II Jack, Lesa & Scott Russin 4349 Cole St. Madison, NY 13402 315-893-7277 (House) or 7551 (Barn)


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• Private dtr fresh 9/13 w/ 1st calf. Dam is VG 85 Strategy w/ 1309F; 2nd dam 2E 93 Adan w/ 185,000 LT. Jackson bred heifer due right after the sale to sexed Plateau. Dam GP 81; 2nd dam VG 87 Lindy & 3rd dam 2E 93 Adan. • Rochester fresh w/ 1st calf in June sells milking 70 lbs a day & bred back to Phoenix. Dam is GP Dutch Boy; 2nd dam GP 82 Duster w/ 135,000LT followed by 8 more VG or EX dams. • Trent dtr sells fresh in August, milking 95 lbs a day & bred 10/5 to Phoenix. Dam is VG 88 Encore w/ 172,000LT: 2nd dam VG 87 Test w/ 159,000LT. Fancy Moscow sells fresh in October from same family! • VG 87 Primetime sells milking 85 lbs and bred 9/23 to Melody Soup. She's made 2 records over 1000F & working on her 3rd! • Sovereign w/ 1104F sells fresh right before the sale. Dam is VG by Manat w/ 1115F.

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, November 7 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. 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 607-6993637, 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. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, 585-738-2104. • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 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 315-287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321. Tuesday, November 8 • 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, November 9 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 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, 585-7382104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 1:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Calves followed by beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regu-

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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

lar sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 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 • 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, 585-738-2104. • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Dairy Cattle followed by Beef & Calves. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-8682006, 800-321-3211. Friday, November 11 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-5683579 • 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.Brown Swiss Semen selling: 11 units of Wonderment selling bring your tanks. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 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 • 8:00 AM: 89 Church St., Refton, PA. Fall Consignment Auction. Tractors, Construction & Farm Equipment. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 or 610-662-8149 • 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, 585-3941515. • 10:30 AM: Jasper, NY (Steuben` Co.). Eggleston Farm Equip. & Machine Shop Liquidation. Nice tools! Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 Monday, November 14 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles


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 HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030

AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. 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, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 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 • 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, 585-7382104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Thursday, November 17 • 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 315-4277845. Friday, November 18

• 11:30 AM: Spencer Farm. Complete Holstein Dispersal for Arvo Rautine. 130 head of AI sired freestall cattle. 65 milking age, ave. 70#/cow. DHI RHA 22,484. 65 head of youngstock from newborn to springers. SCC 163,000. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 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 Monday, November 21 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin) . Monthly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. 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 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771 Wednesday, November 23 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Friday, December 2 • 11:00 AM: 3144 Dalton Rd., Cato, NY. Andrew Dennison Equipment Dispersal. Having sold the cows selling complete

line of late model equipment. Hilltop Auction Co., Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030 Saturday, December 3 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Groveland, NY. Special Winter Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks, Liquidations & Consignments. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. Wednesday, December 7 • Newport, VT. Complete Dispersal of Registered Holstein and Registered Ayrshire herd for Agawam Farm. Sales Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Saturday, December 10 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-3941515. • 10:15 AM: Ulysses, PA (Potter Co.). Hoopes Turf Farm, Inc. (Preston Hoopes) Sod Farm Dispersal in conjunction with Fox Hill Farms Retirement Auction at 11 am. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-7282520

Wednesday, December 14 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. 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 315-4277845. Wednesday, December 21 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. Wednesday, December 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. 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. Friday, January 20 • 12:00 Noon: 73 West First Ave., Windsor, PA. Public Auction of Windsor Meat Market. Operating business wit retail meat sales & custom slaughtering. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128 or 610-6628149 Monday, February 6 • Kissimmee, FL. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990


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

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

Phone/Fax 585-567-8844 ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 802-777-1065 cell ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563

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

MOHAWK VALLEY PRODUCE AUCTION 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-568-3579

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 •

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

R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment

WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115 •

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

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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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MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT October 31, 2011 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt Calves:45-60# .18-.23; 6175# .25-.28; 76-90# .30-.35; 91-105# .37.5-.40; 106# & up .42.5-.48. Farm Calves: .55-.60 Started Calves: .15-.20 Veal Calves: .75-.90 Heifers: Open .65-1.02.50; Beef .80-.89. Feeder Steers: .65-.97.5; Beef .70-.90. Stock Bull: .75-.90 Beef Bull: .72-.83 Sows: one at .43 Butcher Hogs: one at .41 Feeder Pigs (ea): 9 at 45/ea. Sheep, ea: 60-125 Lambs, ea: 85-220 Goats, ea: 40-235; Kids (ea) 55-105. Canners: up to 61.5 Cutters: 62-67 Utility: 68-73 Rabbits: 5-15 Chickens: 4-14 Ducks: 5-25 ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT October 31, 2011 Cattle: 129 Calves: 271 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 70.50-74; Boners 80-85% lean 66.5072.50; Lean 85-90% lean 50-67.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 65-125; 80-92# 6585. Vealers: 90-100# 35-68; 80-90# 35-65; 70-80# 3450; 60-70# 25-37. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA November 2, 2011 Cows: Canners 25-55; Cutters 56-64; Util 66-73.50. Steers: Ch 112-116.50; Sel 74-110.50; Hols. 81-91.50. Heifers: Ch 108-111.50; Sel 80-107; Hols. 77-84. Calves: 10-41/ea. Feeders: 49-108 Goats: 101-261/ea. Kids: 51-181/ea. Sows: 48 Hogs: 50-60/ea. Feeder Pigs: 37-65/ea. Chickens: 2-7.50 Rabbits: 2.50-12 Ducks: 5-15.50 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA November 1, 2011 Beef Cattle: Canners .35.48; Cutters .44-.58; Util .55.68; Bulls .65-.85; Steers .90-1.15; Heifers .70-.80. Calves: Growers No. 1.201.65; Veal .70-.90; Heifers .70-1.20. Hogs: Feeders 30-35/ea; Roasters 35-50/ea; Sows .40-.48; Boars .22. Sheep: .80-1.05; Lambs 1.50-2.20. Goats: 100-150/ea; Billies

150-220/ea; Kids 50-150/ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA No report due to storm. HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ No report CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY October 27, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .50-1.50; Grower Bulls over 92# .801.20; 80-92# .50-1. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .63-.77; Lean .45-.62; Hvy. Beef Bulls .66-.82. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 800-1450; Springing Cows 750-1300; Springing Hfrs. 800-1400; Bred Hfrs. 700-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 750-1350; Open Hfrs. 350-900; Started Hfrs. 150300; Service Bulls 5001000. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder .75-1.30; Market .801.50;Slaughter Sheep .30.60. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-150; Nannies 65-100; Kids 20-45.

CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY October 31, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# .90-1.20; 80-92# .55.70; Bob Veal .50-.58. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .65-.70; Lean .58-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .70-.78. Beef (/#): Ch 103.50. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder 1.75-1.90; Market 1.902.40;Slaughter Sheep (ea) 72-82.50. Goats (/#): Billies 1.101.40; Nannies .85-1.10; Kids (ea) 77.50-100. Swine (/#): Hog .60. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY October 26, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfr. Calves 1.60; Grower over 92# 1.101.50; 80-92# .60-1.25; Bob Veal .05-.40. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .620.755; Lean .40-.67; Hvy. Beef Bulls .68-.78. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Springing Cows.

1150;Springing Hfrs. 1250; Service Bulls 550-700. Beef (/#): Ch 1.05-1.13; Sel .80-.88; Hols. Ch .90-.92; Sel .78-.82 Lambs (/#): Feeder 1.702.05; Market 1.80-1.875; Slaughter .50. Goats (/#): Kids 1.70-1.95. Swine (/#): Hog .73-.82; Sow .55. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY October 26, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfr. calves .601.30; Grower Bull over 92# 1.10-1.80; 80-92# .80-1.20. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .66-.77; Lean .58-.68; Hvy. Beef Bulls .65-.70. Beef (/#): Feeders .96-1.06; Hols. Sel .86-.90. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY October 27, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .50-1.425; Grower Bull over 92# .751.675; 80-92# .50-0.875; Bob Veal .20-0.575. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .63-.78; Lean .58-.69; Hvy. Beef .620.975. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY October 24, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Calves over 92# 1-1.325; 80-92# .50-1.25; Bob Veal .05-.50. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .60-.80; Lean .40-.65; Hvy. Beef Bulls .75. Beef (/#): Beef Ch 1.101.13; Hols. Sel .80-.87. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Slaughter Sheep .45-.50. Goats (/#): Kids 1.50-1.70. Swine (/#): Hog .68. BATH MARKET Bath, NY October 27, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .70-1.70; Grower Bulls over 92# 1.201.65; 80-92# .75-1.15; Bob Veal .20-.60. Cull Calves (/#): Gd .66.72; Lean .58-.66; Hvy. Beef Bulls .69-.84. Beef (/#): Feeders .70-.88; Hols. Sel .80-.85. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.40-1.60; Slaughter Sheep .60-.70. Goats (/hd): Billies 70-.90; Nannies 50-80; Kids20-25. Swine (/#): Sow .46-.54; Boar .20-.25; Feeder Pig (/hd) 35-40. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY November 2, 2011 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 58-75.50; Canners/Cutters 38-68; Bulls dairy HY Util 64-76. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95-110# 40-60; 80-95# 3557.50; 60-80# 30-55; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 76-84. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 121; Sel 84.50-90; Hols. Ch


Canandaigua Pavilion Penn Yan Dryden Cherry Creek


Vernon New Berlin


Central Bridge Chatham

(grain fed) 88-103; Sel 77.50-84.50. Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 165-230. Market Lambs: Ch 80-100# 80-190. Slaughter Sheep: M 75125. Rams: Ch over 130# 85132.50. Goats (/hd): Nannies L 85165. Feeder Sale October 15, 2011 Beef Feeders: 301-500# 70-136; 501-700# 60-133; 701# & up 53-110. Beef Heifers: 301-500# 62134; 501-700# 58-129; 701# & up 51-106. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 58131; 501-700# 57-125; 701# & up 54-108. Holsteins: 301-500# 60-78; 501-700# 54-74; 701# & up 52-73. Bred Replacements: 210870. Families: 700-980. FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon @ 10 am, Wed-Fri @ 9 am sharp. HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY October 31, 2011 Cattle: Bone Util .60-.80; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .68-.79. Calves: Bull Calves 96120# .80-1.45; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. Hfrs. under 100# 1.50. Jones Dairy: Top Milking Age 1900; Top Bred Hfr. 1150. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report

BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA October 26, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 66.25-70.24, hi dress 73-74, lo dress 62.75; Boners 80-85% lean 61.2566.75, hi dress 68.25, lo dress 55.75-59.75; Lean 8590% lean 56.25-61.25, lo dress 49.75-55. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1170-1520# 67-70; Bullocks 880# 74.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 395-505# 86-98; L 2 725# 67; L 3 Hols. 310-390# 6569. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-125# 117-146; 90# 125; No. 2 Hols. 95-130# 87125; 85-90# 67-80; No. 3 80110# 47-75; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 90-110# 110-152/hd. Vealers: 65-85# 26-52. Sows: US 1-3 350-400# 205-215/hd. Boars: 550# 70/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 2055# 16-37; 60-90# 42-80. Slaughter Sheep: Ch 2-3 45# 160.50; 70-105# 190200; Gd & Ch 1-2 40-55# 105-125; Ewes Gd 2-3 150# 95; Rams 180# 140. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 50-65# 115-120; Sel 2 under 20# 5-20; 20-40# 32.50-80; 45-65# 55-110; Nannies Sel 1 100-160# 100-130; Billies Sel 1 120# 170; Sel 2 110# 110. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA November 1, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 1260-1525# 116-124.50; Sel & Lo Ch 1100-1560# 107-117.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 1375-1745# 107-110.50; Ch 1415-1585# 104-105.50; Sel 1250-1350# 95.50-99; Ret to Feed 89-93.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 1210-1470# 113-120.50; 2 hd 1035-1310# 100-105; Hols. Ch 1375-1505# 10.50110.50; Beef Cows/Hfrs. 81100.

Slaughter Cows: Breakers 73-77.50; Boners 66.5072.50; Lean 63-70; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 54-65.50; Shelly 55 & dn. Bulls: 1265-1940# 68-87. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 285-290# 104-109; 310390# 105-114; 420-550# 103-114; 1030-1075# 93.50-98; Hfrs. L No. 1 245300# 86-101; 355-375# 87100; 430-455# 79-98; 515610# 91-100; Hols. 240490# 63-80; Bulls L No. 1 545# 80. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 135145; No. 2 80-120# 105-135; No. 3 80-105# 70-105; Util 65 & dn. Swine: Hogs 330# 67.50; Sows 520-645# 62.5064.75; 355-485# 60.7564.25; Boners 48-54; Boars 190-240# 47-52.50; 410635# 34-35. Feeder Pigs: one lot 31# black 104. Goats (/hd): Fancy Kids 145-177; Fleshy Kids 72125; Small/thin 36-77. Lambs: Ch 55-90# 200205. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Nov. 15 & 29. * State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Nov. 18. 1 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale November 1, 2011 Rabbits: 1-13.50 Rabbit Family: 13.50 Ducks: 4.50-5.50 Pigeons: 2.50 Chickens: .50-6.50 Turkeys: 6-18 Guineas: 7 Guinea Pigs: .50-.75 All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Pig Sale Carlisle, PA October 28, 2011 US 1-2: 31-39# 99-137; 4248.5# 79-90; 52-59# 90-100; 60-67.5# 91-100; 71-79# 75-90; 83# 79; 95# 80; 115# 85. US 2-3: 47# 20. As Is: 31-48# 2-50; 52-75# 10-40.

Pennsylvania Markets Mercer

Jersey Shore

New Wilmington

Dewart Leesport

DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA October 31, 2011 Cattle: 154 Cows: Breakers 67.50-71; Boners 64-66.50; Lean 52.50-63.50. Bulls: 1930# 76. Feeder Heifers: 300-500# 88-97; 764-830# 96-101. Feeder Bulls: 300-450# 89101. Calves: 160. Bulls No. 1 94124# 140-150; 84-92# 110132; No. 2 94-120# 117145; 80-92# 100-117; No. 3 94-116# 70-110; 80-92# 6285; Hfrs. No. 1 92-106# 150185; No. 2 82-102# 65-135; Util 10-50. Feeder Pigs: 10-40# 3542/hd. Lambs: 62-82# 177-195; 112# 175-177. Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 4050# 85-97; 100# 120; Sel 2 30-40# 50-70; 40-50# 6267; Nannies 80-120# 77-90. Hay: 15 lds, 100-398/ton. EarCorn: 3 lds,155-290/ton. Straw: 1 ld, 280/ton. Firewood: 6 lds, 60-102/ld.

Homer City

New Holland Carlisle Lancaster Paradise

Eighty-Four Vealers Util 65-120# 30-45. Slaughter Hogs: Sows US 1-3 500-600# 54-64; Boars 200# 43; 400# 25.50; 700# 23. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 1-3 60-80# 201-215; 80-100# 195-206; 110-115# 180188; Gd 1-2 60-80# 167.50174; Yearlings 85-160# 132160. Slaughter Ewes: Util 1-2 112-128# 60-70. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 65-85# 132.50-147.50; Sel 2 35-50# 60-90; 60# 100115; 80-100# 112.50-140; Nannies Sel 1 115# 111/cwt; Sel 2 100-160# 72.50-102/cwt; Billies Sel 1 100# 122.50; Sel 2 115# 117.50/cwt; Whethers Sel 2 155# 97/cwt. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA October 31, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1320-1554# 122.50125; Ch 2-3 1256-1534# 117-122.50; full YG 4-5 1378-1532# 110-116; Sel 13 1104-1450# 111.50116.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1472-1576# 103-105.50; Ch 2-3 1420-1606# 97-103; 1706-1730# 94.50-98; Sel 1-3 1412-1598# 92-96.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1164-1340# 118.50122.50; Ch 2-3 1118-1358# 113-118; Sel 1-3 12481250# 107-111.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 68.25-71.50, hi dress 73.75-74, lo dress 6367.75; Boners 80-85% lean 63-68, hi dress 69-71, lo dress 57-62; Lean 85-90% lean 57-64, hi dress 66-68, lo dress 52-57. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1528-1736# 75-88, hi dress 1700# 86.50; lo dress 10821312# 69-73; 1856# 77. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 1012# 114; Herefords 556# 102.50; M&L 2 300-428# 102.50-120; 598-664# 96106; L 3 Hols. 560-1164# 79-97. Slaughter Heifers: M&L 1 463-476# 100-123; M&L 2 304-485# 95-105; Herefords 311-350-442# 78-80; 721# 80.

Slaughter Bulls: M&L 1 356-444# 117.50-119; 5721008# 101-118; L 2 792# 89. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 94-120# 125-150; No. 2 94116# 95-125; 84-92# 72.50100; No. 3 94-104# 57.5085; 76-92# 50-75; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 84# 145; Vealers Util 62-110# 10-67.50. Slaughter Lambs: Ch 2-3 55-68# 187.50-237.50; 70102# 187.50-227.50; 120148# 187.50-202.50; Yearlings 92-108# 100-162.50; Ewes Gd 2-3 137-217# 80105; Util 1-2 150# 67.5077.50; Rams 152-242# 80100. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 130-137.50; 6575# 130-165; Sel 2 20-40# 47.50-52.50; 45-60# 71115; Sel 3 20-45# 10-37.50; Nannies Sel 1 100-140# 112.50-135; Sel 2 100# 105; Billies Sel 1 130-150# 195205; Sel 2 120# 95. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA October 20, 2011 Slaugter Steers: Ch 2-3 1422-1480# 109.50-111; Sel 1-2 1378# 103.50104.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1316-1476# 107-110.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 74-79; Breakers 75-80% lean 68.50-70.50, lo dress 67; Boners 80-85% lean 66.5068, lo dress 61.50; Lean 8590% lean 60-63.50, hi dress 66, lo dress 58-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1788-1906# 72.50-75; YG 2 1500-2550# 65-68. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 600# 97; Hfrs. M&L 1 500# 111; Bulls M&L 1 300-500# 105-122.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 112.50127.50; No. 2 90-125# 80105; No. 3 85-120# 50-80; No. 2 84-144# 160-200; Beef type 144-174# 90-100; Vealers 70-120# 10-15. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 298-314# 73-75; 40-45% lean 322# 69; Sows US 1-3 300-500# 56.50-61; Boars 350# 35;

950# 25. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 30# 27.50-42.50/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-2 60-80# 192.50-200. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 65# 120; Whethers Sel 1 120# 150. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA No report LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA October 28, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1255-1580# 124129.50; Ch 2-3 1195-1565# 117.50-126; Sel 2-3 11201490# 110.50-120; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1235-1595# 100-106; Ch 2-3 12651670# 93-96; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1200-1340# 119.50122.50; Ch 2-3 1050-1420# 115.50-120. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 7074.50, hi dress 75-78.50, lo dress 64.50-69; Breakers 75-80% lean 65.50-71, hi dress 71-77.50, lo dress 6265.50; Boners 80-85% lean 62-68, hi dress 68-73, lo dress 59-62; Lean 85-90% lean 58-63.50, hi dress 63.50-67.50, lo dress 50-58. Slaughter Bulls: Mon.YG 1 1430-1555# 77.50-81, hi dress 1185-1690# 83-88; very hi dress 1635-1745# 97-101; Bullocks 900-1340# 75-80; hi dress 920-1250# 91-96, very hi dress 9551450# 101-108; lo dress 845-1315# 68-72; Thurs. YG 1 1445-1995# 72.50-78. Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Mon. No. 1 95-135# 140-160; 85-90# 85-90; No. 2 95-135# 120-137; 80-90# 70-80; No. 3 100-110# 7080; 75-95# 50-70; Util 70105# 40-60; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-100# 120-170; No. 2 80-100# 70-120; non-tubing 60-90# 20-62; Tues. No. 1 95-122# 122-146; 85-90# 97-107; No. 2 95-112# 126138; 83-90# 72-99; pkg 74# 30; No. 3 94-108# 112-120; pkg 94# 82; 74-82# 22-57; Util 70-100# 13-42; Graded Hols. Hfrs No. 1 94-113#

LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA October 25, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1115-1265# 118-120. Slaughter Heifers: 2-3 1225-1405# 117-120. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 120-140; No. 2 95-115# 90-120; No. 3 80110# 40-75; Util 70-105# 1040. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA October 26, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1250# 123; Sel 2-3 11901365# 114.50-116.25; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1315# 104; Ch 2-3 1385-1620# 96.50100; Sel 1-3 1200-1365# 8690. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1130-1165# 117.50121; Ch 2-3 1040-1235# 109-112. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 71.5073.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 64.50-69; Boners 8085% lean 61-64.50, hi dress 65-68.50; Lean 85-90% lean 55-60, hi dress 63.50-66, lo dress 49-54. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1285-1785# 75-82; YG 2 1275-1540# 65-70. Feeder Cattle: Steers L 3 Hols. 200-245# 57.50-65. Vealers: Util 60-110# 1067.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 137.50157.50; 80-90# 65-110; No. 2 95-120# 97.50-137.50; No. 3 80-120# 60-100. Lambs: Ch 2-3 60-65# 202.50-215; 110-125# 142.50-137.50; 140-185# 105-132.50; Ewes Gd 1-2 135-150# 89-90. Goats: Kids Sel 2 15-25# 40-56; 50-60# 70-82.50. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA October 25, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1255-1550# 122-124; Ch 2-3 1120-1570# 117.50122.50; 1640-1675# 115116; full YG 4-5 1435-1535# 110-115.50; Sel 1-3 11101540# 112-117.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1320-1545# 104-109; Ch 2-3 13151590# 98-103.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1200# 119; Ch 2-3 1150-1390# 114.50-117; Sel 1-3 1090-1230# 109.50-

113. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 69-74.50, hi dress 75.50-78, lo dress 6469; Boners 80-85% lean 63.50-68, hi dress 68-71, lo dress 55-61; Lean 85-90% lean 55-61.50, lo dress 4955. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1095-1905# 78-84.50; lo dress 1570# 72; YG 2 11151540# 66.50-73; Bullocks 1040# 90. Feeder Steers: M 1 385425# 125-132; 645# 117; Herefords 420-465# 90-112; 930# 87; M&L 2 540-595# 95-110; L 3 Hols. 430# 80; 535-765# 62. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 337-427# 100-117; 545585# 98-105; Herefords 310-410# 79-92; 730-832# 75-92; M&L 2 295-450# 96107; 630-665# 83-86; Herefords 385-520# 70. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 465# 125; 550-785# 88-115; L 2 875# 75; Herefords 510# 67. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120-155; 90# 102-110; No. 2 95-115# 95120; 80-90# 72-97; No. 3 95125# 60-85; 75-85# 55-70; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 80-100# 125-200; No. 2 75-105# 65115; Beef X 75-100# 62-75; Vealers Util 65-110# 17-60. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 240-277# 73-76; single 83.50; 279295# 69.50-74; 45-50% lean 232-265# 71-73; 360-365# 60-66. Sows: US 1-3 425-475# 49.50-56; 515# 60. Boars: 740-755# 29.50-30; Jr. 380# 55. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 3550# 26-34; 65# 34. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 52-65# 155-202; 70105# 165-190. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 5055# 92-107; 65-80# 125152; Sel 2 30-40# 47-65; 4555# 60-85; 60-70# 92-125; Sel 3 20-40# 20-30. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 110-140# 85-107; Sel 2 100-110# 60-80; Sel 3 7090# 25-60. Billies: Sel 1 150# 185; Sel 2 100-160# 125-170. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA October 31, 2011 Cattle: 140 Steers: Ch 105-113; Gd 100-105. Heifers: Ch 105-112.50; Gd 100-105. Cows: Util & Comm. 63-70; Canner/lo Cutter 60 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 73-83. Bulls: YG 1 68-77 Feeder Cattle: Steers 90110; Bulls 90-105; Hfrs. 80105. Calves: 93. Ch 100-110; Gd 80-95; Std 15-55; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 60-130. Hogs: 16. US 1-2 75-83; US 1-3 70-75; Sows US 1-3 52-

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EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA October 31, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1195-1240# 116-117.50; Hols. Ch 2-3 1305# 100. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1150-1180# 113-116. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 74.5079, hi dress 82; Breakers 75-80% lean 70.50-74, lo dress 67-68; Boners 8085% lean 66.50-69, hi dress 70.50-72, lo dress 63-66; Lean 85-90% lean 61-65, hi dress 68, lo dress 58-60.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1475-2250# 74-79, few hi dress 81-82; YG 2 11402290# 66-73. Steers: M&L 1 300# 132.50; 500-700# 109-125; M&L 2 500-700# 80-91; L 3 700900# 77-85. Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 110-125; 500-700# 99112.50; 700-900# 95-102; M&L 2 300-500# 95-107.50, few 111; 500-700# 93-105. Bulls: M&L 1 300-500# 125-137; 500-700# 102121; M&L 2 300-500# 100115, few 122.50-137.50; 500-700# 90-105. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 90-120# 120-140; No. 2 90-130# 102.50-117.50; No. 3 85-120# 50-100; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 80-90# 150-170; Beef Calves 220# 117.50;


160-180; No. 2 84-93# 100150; pkg 74# 45; non-tubing 63-85# 12-52. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 114-128# 137-147; 94112# 149-152; 80-92# 6880; No. 2 102-128# 130-144; 94-100# 87-100; 80-92# 5060; No. 3 72-130# 42-50; Util 90-110# 30-50; 60-88# 1520; Hols. hfr. calves No. 1 90125# 125-165; No. 2 80100# 50-100.

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 58; Boars 26-40. Feeder Pigs: 19. US 1-3 20-50# 10-35. Sheep: 63. Ch Lambs 190210; Gd Lambs 170-185; SI Ewes 65-102. Goats: 10-185. MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA October 31, 2011 Alfalfa: 300, 1 ld. Grass: 195-240 Round Bales: 175-195 Lg. Sq. Bales: 195 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm.

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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA October 31, 2011 Roosters: 3-6.50 Hens: .25-1.50 Banties: .10-.75 Pigeons: 1-2 Guineas: 5 Ducks: 1-4 Geese: 6-7.25 Bunnies: 1.25-4 Rabbits: 3.50-11.50 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA October 27, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1255-1525# 125129.50; Ch 2-3 1195-1565# 122-126; Sel 2-3 11201450# 116-120. Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1355-1565# 95-96; Sel 2-3 1255-1520# 88-94. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1070-1230# 116-120. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 7174.50, hi dress 75.50-78.50, lo dress 64.50-68; Breakers 75-80% lean 67-71, hi dress 73.50-77.50, lo dress 66-68; Boners 80-85% lean 63-67, hi dress 68-73; Lean 88-90% lean 60-63.50, hi dress 63.50-66.50, lo dress 54-58. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1445-1995# 72.50-78. Graded Bull Calves: Hols. No. 1 114-128# 137-147; 94112# 149-152; 80-92# 6880; No. 102-128# 130-144; 94-100# 87-100; 80-92# 5060; No. 3 72-130# 42-50; Util 90-110# 90-50; 60-88# 1520.

Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-125# 125-165; No. 2 80-100# 50-100. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA October 31, 2011 Slaughter Lambs: Non-traditional markets: Wooled & Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 50-60# 227-241; 60-80# 226-240; 80-90# 222-237; 90-110# 218-232; 110-130# 212226; 130-150# 183-197; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 4060# 210-227; 60-80# 191220; 90-110# 190-205; 110130# 172-187; 130-150# 170-185. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 106-120; 160-200# 88-102; 200-300# 79-88; WF 120-160# 91104; 160-200# 86-100; 200300# 91-101; Hair Sheep 120-160# 112-126; 160200# 108-120; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 85-100; WF 120-160# 76-91; 160-200# 72-81. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 125-155; 60-80# 155193; 80-90# 180-195; 90100# 204-219; 100-110# 216-231; 110-120# 225240; Sel 2 30-50# 86-109; 50-60# 118-141; 60-80# 126-152; 80-90# 155-170; Sel 3 30-40# 56-70; 40-60# 65-90; 60-70# 78-86. Slaughter Nannies/Does: Sel 1 80-130# 145-160; 130-180# 165-180; Sel 2 80-130# 122-137; 130-180# 127-143; Sel 3 50-80# 89104; 80-130# 110-125. Slaughter Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 210-245; 150-200# 230-245; Sel 2 100-150# 170-185; 150250# 202-217. 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

CHRISTMAS S TREE E AUCTION FRI., NOV. 18 @ 1:00 PM Finger Lakes Produce Auction, Inc. 3691 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527 Christmas trees, wreaths, etc. Selling right after regular Fri. hay and produce auction. Info contact: Edwin Zimmerman 315-536-6252 or Harvey Leid 315-536-2698

Compared to last week corn sold steady to .05 higher, wheat sold steady to .05 higher, barley sold .05-.10 higher, Oats sold steady & Soybeans sold steady to .05 lower. EarCorn sold steady. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.95-7.50, Avg 7.20, Contracts 6.07-6.11; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.956.65, Avg 6.37, Contracts 6.14-6.39; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-5.80, Avg 5.33, Contracts 4.50, Oats No. 2 Range 4-5, Avg 4.66; Soybeans No 2 Range 11.4711.71, Avg 11.59, Contracts 11.47-11.84; EarCorn Range 200-210, Avg 205. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.85-7.25, Avg 7.04; Wheat 6.65; Barley No. 3 Range 4.75-5, Avg 4.87; Oats No. 2 Range 4.30; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1111.80, Avg 11.43; EarCorn Range 195. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.75-7.10, Avg 6.93; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.60-6.80, Avg 6.14; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6, Avg 5.01; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5, Avg 3.89; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-11.60, Avg 11.38; EarCorn Range 180190, Avg 185. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 7.05-7.40, Avg 7.27; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.55-7.20, Avg 6.87; Barley No. 3 Range 4.95; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.35-11.76, Avg 11.52; Gr. Sorghum Range 7. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.757.50, Avg 7.10, Mo. Ago 6.44, Yr Ago 5.83; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.60-7.20, Avg 6.38, Mo Ago 5.95, Yr Ago 6.56; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6, Avg 5.06, Mo Ago 4.65, Yr Ago 3.45; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5, Avg 4.22, Mo Ago 3.95, Yr Ago 2.67; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1111.80, Avg 11.47, Mo Ago 11.10, Yr Ago 11.74; EarCorn Range 180-210; Avg 195, Mo Ago 202.50, Yr Ago 137.50. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.25-7, Avg 6.56; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.85; Oats No. 2 3.75-4.75, Avg 4.10; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.32. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE

Weekly Livestock Summary October 28, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 122-129.50; Ch 1-3 117.50-126; Sel 1-2 113.50120; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 103-109; Ch 2-3 95-100; Sel 1-2 88-94. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 117.50-122.50; Ch 13 114.50-117; Sel 1-2 106.50-110 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 66-73.50; Boners 80-85% lean 62-68; Lean 85-90% lean 56.5062.50. Slaughter Bulls: lo dress 67-72, Avg dress 75-83; hi dress 83-88. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 120-140; 500-700# 114-130; M&L 2 300-500# 102-122; 500-700# 104117. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 110-125; 500700# 98-122 M&L 2 300500# 96-120; 500-700# 86110. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 120-135; 500-700# 87.50-126; M&L 2 300-500# 100-124; 500-700# 88-114. Vealers: Util 60-120# 10-60. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 120-157.50; No. 2 95-125# 85-135; No. 3 80-120# 40-85; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 125-200; No. 2 80-105# 60-120. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 70-74; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6769. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5657; 500-700# 59-61. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-25# 200-205; 25-30# 120-140; 30-40# 70-100; 4050# 90-100; 50-70# 80-85; US 2 30-30# 70-110; 30-40# 70-115; 40-50# 70-75; 5060# 60-85. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 229260; 60-80# 209-242; 80110# 204-252; 110-150# 167-196; Ch 1-3 40-60# 194-211; 60-80# 177-200; 80-110# 166-184; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 104-119; 160200# 90-100; Util 1-2 120160# 82-96. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 118-150; 60-80# 146-170; 80-100# 175-190; Sel 2 40-60# 94-124; 60-80# 118-148; Sel 3 40-60# 6083; 60-80# 77-100; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 119-134; 130180# 122-138; Sel 2 80130# 95-108; Sel 3 50-80# 78-92; 80-130# 88-103; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 171186; 150-250# 201-216; Sel

2 100-150# 139-154. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary October 31, 2011 Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. Compared to last week hay and straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Alfalfa 175-250; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160-300; Timothy 150-200; Straw 100-160 clean; Mulch 60-80. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 123 lds Hay, 13 Straw. Alfalfa 250-390; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 125-495; Timothy 170-370; Grass Hay 155-340; Straw 145255. Diffenbach Auct, N. Holland: October 24, 51 lds Hay, 4 lds Straw. Alfalfa 265390; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 185-495; Timothy 175-360; Grass 155-340; Straw 165220. Green Dragon, Ephrata: October 28, 30 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 280; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 180375; Timothy 370; Grass Hay 185-330; Straw 185255. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: October 27, 11 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 165; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 125240; Straw 145-195. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: October 26, 31 lds Hay, 1 ld Straw. Alfalfa 250300; Alfalfa/Grass Mix 155340; Timothy 185-365; Grass 175-300; Straw 215. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 95 Loads Hay, 16 Straw. Alfalfa 125-147.50; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120350; Timothy 160-275; Grass 155-275; Straw 120215. Belleville Auct, Belleville: October 26, 18 lds Hay, 1 ld Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 125-285. Dewart Auction, Dewart: October 24, 12 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 75-350; Straw 120-195. Greencastle Livestock: October 24 & 27, 1 ld Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 130; Straw 120-135. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: October 22, 17 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 195; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160235; Timothy 180-240; Grass Hay 140-275; Straw

160-215 clean. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: October 25, 10 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120-275; Timothy 275; Grass 165-235; Straw 145. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: October 22 & 25, 37 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 125147.50; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 117-332; Timothy 162-194; Grass 155-195; Straw 182207 clean. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: October 28, 19 lds Hay, 1 ld Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 170200; Straw 145. VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA October 31, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1330-1540# 123-126; Ch 2-3 1200-1490# 117123.50; Sel 2-3 1195-1445# 113.50-117.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1235-1595# 104109; Ch 2-3 1225-1500# 95.25-102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1200-1450# 117.50121.50; Ch 2-3 1010-1380# 114.50-117.50; Sel 2-3 1050-1435# 109-113. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 64.50-69.50, hi dress 71-74.50; Boners 8085% lean 64.50-68; Lean 85-90% lean 55-61, hi dress 61-62.50, lo dress 48-52.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 120-147; 85-90# 50-60; No. 2 pkg 100-120# 85-100; No. 3 80-125# 3060; Util 65-115# 20-50. * Next Feeder Cattle Sale Nov. 11. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA October 27, 2011 Loads: 24 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 165 Mixed Hay: 9 lds, 125-240 Grass: 1 ld, 50 Straw: 4 lds, 145-195 Oats: 1 ld, 3.50/bu. Firewood: 7 lds, 75-100 Corn Fodder: 1 ld, 120. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA November 2, 2011 Loads: 75 Alfalfa: 4 lds, 195-300 Mixed Hay: 35 lds, 110-370 Timothy: 7 lds, 197-355 Grass: 14 lds, 160-315 Straw: 2 lds, 180-215 Fodder: 4 lds, 115-160 Rye: 3 lds, 10 Firewood: 2 lds, 75-115

Advanced ethanol companies press Ag Committees on Farm Bill PO BOX 24 • 301 E. FREDERICK • MILFORD, IL 60953

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on price. This will facilitate market access that is critical to the ongoing development and deployment of advanced ethanol fuels. • Reform the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) to increase cost effectiveness and better encourage and “de-risk” energy crop production for the advanced biofuel sector, including efforts to preserve the environmental benefits of land coming out of conservation programs by incenting sustainable energy crop production. “The next generation of the U.S. ethanol industry is just beginning to break ground on first commercial projects across the country, and while the Energy Title currently accounts for less than 1 percent of total budgetary outlays for the 2008 Farm Bill, many of these programs will be critical to existing and future ad-

vanced ethanol development projects,” wrote Coleman. Additionally, members of the AEC expressed interest in working with lawmakers to modify the Repowering Assistance program to help existing biorefining operations deploy advanced ethanol technologies and feedstock utilization. Many emerging advanced ethanol technologies will provide value to existing ethanol production facilities by diversifying feedstocks and improving efficiencies as well as creating new opportunities as stand alone facilities. “We are aware that the funding available for the new Farm Bill will be reduced significantly,” wrote Coleman. “That said, we look forward to thinking creatively with you about comprehensive solutions that cut cost but continue to provide meaningful value to an emerging advanced ethanol industry.”



Sale at the farm along State Route 417 about 1 mile east of Jasper at the corner of Five Corners Road. (App. 1 1/2 miles east of Rtes. 417 and 36 intersection at Jasper.) Selling the following due to ill health: Farm Machinery & Hay Sells 1st @ 10:30 a.m.: NH 316 baler with #70 hyd. drive belt thrower orig. owner; NH 489 orig. owner haybine; NH 258 orig. owner rake with rubber mt teeth; Hesston 3760 4 umbrella, manual fold, orig. owner tedder; NH 33 ft. orig. owner skeleton transport elevator, motor driven; H&S and other steel rack hay wagons; (3) wooden rack hay basket wagons; Lely 3 pt. broadcast spreader; 1970 Ford 3500 Industrial 2WD tractor, diesel power, p.t.o., (no 3 pt. hitch); Hyd. wood splitter; JD 12 ft. transport disk; 3 pt. 9 ft. drag; Yardman MTD riding mower, 42 in. deck; Snowmobiles: Yamaha 433; Scorpion 440 and (2) Kawasaki 440 (1 with freshly rebuilt engine); Hay: 50 (4 ft. x 5 ft.) 1st cut round bales 2011 grass hay sold in lots of 10; App. 500 sq. bales of 2011 1st cut grass hay; App. 1000 sq. bales of 2010 1st cut grass hay; Nice Shop: Romi orig. owner Tormax 16-5 engine lathe (sold and serviced by Bridgeport), 3 ph., 16 in. x 5 ft. long bed; Bridgeport vertical milling machine, orig. owner, 3 ph., Series 1 with AccuRite numerical control XY axis, 43 in. table; Harig 6x12 orig. owner surface grinder, 3 ph. complete with Torit; M.S.C. vertical metal band saw, orig. owner, auto feed, 27 in. x 29 in. table, 3 ph. with “band saw welder”; M.S.C. horizontal band saw, orig. owner, 16 in. cut x 5 in. high, liquid cool, single ph.; Lincoln 225 AC welder, like new; Rockwell 15 in. floor model drill press; Kennedy and Craftsman roll around tool cabinets; Various tool accessory items such as: Collet drills; Tool bits; End mills; Tap & dies; Selection of oil hardening steel drill rod; Bolts/Nuts/Screws/Nails; Acc. torch outfit with Harris gauges; (2) portable Craftsman compressors; Landra 220 volt pressure washer (hot water burner system not working); Craftsman wood tools such as: table saw; radial arm saws; table router; 12 in. band saw/sander; Foley Belsaw (12 in. wide x 6 in. high) 5 h.p. planer/ molder/shaper/sander; Metro digital weigh store scale with unit price indicator (cap. 30 lbs. x .01); Misc. other items of interest! Machinery at 10:30 then hay then tools!! Lunch and portajohn on site. TERMS: CASH or honorable check day of auction. Acceptable ID required for bidders card

Owned by/for INFO Contact: John Eggleston 607-792-3782 home OR 607-382-6852 Cell Auction Conducted By James P. Pirrung and Associates PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. Wayland, New York • 585-728-2520 Pictures on

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TRACTORS JD 2640 #242261, JD 146 LOADER CIH 5240 #JJF1040409, WESTENDORF XTA-400 LOADER MFWD CAH NH 8870 #D406626, MFWD 18.4-42 W/DUALS SUPER STEER FTR WTS DEL CAB 3HYD 8179 HRS, "VERY NICE" COMBINES '08 JD 9870 #725548, 273/847 CM 20.5-42 DUALS HI CAP 5SPD FEEDER HOUSE FACT BIN EXT POWER TAILBOARD '02 JD 9650 #696956, STS 30.5-32 2WD CHOP CM 2960/2245 DELCAB MAUER BIN EXT GS Y&M MONITOR "VERY NICE" '02 JD 9650 #696182, FLOATERS 2WD 28L26 MAUER CHOP 20' 2430/1627 CM AUTOSTEER 68X50-32 "VERY NICE" '01 JD 9650 #691978, CM STS 4X4 20.8-42 18.4-26 CHOP GS Y&M W/DISPLAY DEL CAB 2915/2037 "VERY NICE" '97 JD 9600 #670430 '96 JD 9600 #665763, 30.5-32 PLANETARY DRIVE 4X4 18.4-26 2-JD CHAFF CHOP DEL CAB W/AIR SEAT 916/504 ON 10 SERIES UPDATE '97 JD 9600 #673522, GS MAUER EXT 28L26 4X4 FLOATERS 2-JD CHAFF CHOP 3815/2525 '00 JD 9550 #685879, CM 2644/1789 MAUER BIN EXT 24.5-32 DEL CAB AIR SEAT Y&M W/DISPLAY CHOP "VERY NICE" FIELD READY '00 JD 9550 #685723, 2465/1652 CM 30.5-32 DEL CAB AIR SEAT GS Y&M NO DISPLAY CHOP "VERY NICE" '01 JD 9550 #690499, 2794/2110 HRS, MAUER BIN EXT 30.5L-32F 16.9-26R DUAL CHAFF SPREADER '97 JD 9500 #673657, 3482/2546 HRS, GS 800-65-32 SINGLE CHAFF SPREADER '86 JD 7720 TITAN II, 4WD 4000 HRS '79 JD 6620 '02 CIH 2388 #269089, 20.8-38 DUALS CHOPPER SPECIALTY ROTOR 1944/1485 HRS, HYD REVERSER MAUER BIN EXT 20' UNLOAD CIH 2188 #189230, RT MB EXT SP ROTOR CHOP 20' UNLOAD AFS Y&M W/DISPLAY 3575/2575 30.5-32 2WD '97 CIH 2144 #173000, 30.5-32 2WD RT SP ROTOR 4011/3071 HRS, AFS MAUER BIN EXT CHOP 14.9-24R '97 CIH 2144 #JJC0172694, 2937/2539 HR 24.5-32F 14.9-24R CHOP CIH 1660 #39610 NH TR99 #565220, 18.4-42 DUALS 4X4 CHOP TILLAGE JD 335 DISC, 28' WHITE 271 25' ROCKFLEX DISC SUNFLOWER 4311 DISC RIPPER #4395-030, 7X 18' W/HARROW PLANTERS/DRILLS JD 1850 AIR SEEDER, 42' W/JD 787 SEED CART JD 750 DRILL #8064, 2PT HITCH YETTER MARKERS HARROW 7.5" SPACING "VERY NICE" SEVERAL CORNHEADS GRAINCARTS PARKER 710 GRAINCART KINZE 1200 GRAINCART KINZE 840 GRAINCART A&L 838 AUGER CART

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to Senate and House ag leaders, the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) urged the current farm bill discussion to include extensions and smart modifications to a number of important rural energy initiatives currently being administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Specifically, AEC Executive Director Brooke Coleman pressed lawmakers on three specific provisions: • Extend the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Loan Guarantee program for biorefinery projects, but improve critical provisions of the program to more effectively facilitate participation by lending institutions. • Support USDA’s efforts to build out ethanol refueling infrastructure via the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to allow ethanol to compete in the market based

EPA announces schedule to develop natural gas wastewater standards Announcement is part of administration’s priority to ensure natural gas development continues safely and responsibly WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coalbed and shale formations. No comprehensive set of national standards exists at this time for the disposal of wastewater discharged from natural gas extraction activities, and over the coming months EPA will begin the process of developing a proposed standard with the input of stakeholders — including industry and public health groups. The announcement is in line with the priorities identified in the president’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future, and is consistent with the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board recommendations on steps to support the safe development of natural gas resources. “The president has made clear that natural gas has a central role to play in our energy econ-

omy. That is why we are taking steps — in coordination with our federal partners and informed by the input of industry experts, states and public health organizations — to make sure the needs of our energy future are met safely and responsibly,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “We can protect the health of American families and communities at the same time we ensure access to all of the important resources that make up our energy economy. The American people expect and deserve nothing less.” Recent technology and operational improvements in extracting natural gas resources, particularly shale gas, have increased gas drilling activities across the country. Production from shale formations has grown from a negligible amount just a few years ago to almost 15 percent of total U.S. natural gas production and this share is expected to triple in the coming decades. The sharp rise

in domestic production has improved U.S. energy security and created jobs, and as with any resource the administration is committed to ensuring that we continue to leverage these resources safely and responsibly, including understanding any potential impact on water resources. Shale Gas Standards: Currently, wastewater associated with shale gas extraction is prohibited from being directly discharged to waterways and other waters of the U.S. While some of the wastewater from shale gas extraction is reused or re-in-

jected, a significant amount still requires disposal. As a result, some shale gas wastewater is transported to treatment plants, many of which are not properly equipped to treat this type of wastewater. EPA will consider standards based on demonstrated, economically achievable technologies, for shale gas wastewater that must be met before going to a treatment facility. Coalbed Methane Standards: Wastewater associated with coalbed methane extraction is not currently subject to national standards for being di-


rectly discharged into waterways and for pretreatment standards. Its regulation is left to individual states. For coalbed methane, EPA will be considering uniform national standards based on economically achievable technologies. Information reviewed by EPA, including state supplied wastewater sampling data, have documented elevated levels of pollutants entering surface waters as a re-

sult of inadequate treatment at facilities. To ensure that these wastewaters receive proper treatment and can be properly handled by treatment plants, EPA will gather data, consult with stakeholders, including ongoing consultation with industry, and solicit public comment on a proposed rule for coalbed methane in 2013 and a proposed


FRIDAY,, NOV.. 18,, 2011,, 11:30AM SPENCER, NY (ON THE FARM)

130 HEAD FREESTALL HERD OF SIRE ID GRADE HOLSTEINS COMPLETE HOLSTEIN DISPERSAL FOR ARVO RAUTINE ON THE FARM IN SPENCER, NY. 130 Head of Freestall. 65 milking age cows - Ave.. 70#/cow DHI RHA 22,484 3.6 803 3.0 666 ( No BST )

SAT.,, NOVEMBER 122 • 111 AM LOADS OF DRIVING HORSES CALL IN ADVANCE FOR HAULING Christian Stoltzfus, Auctioneer AU005142L Dan Johnson, Owner/Autioneer AU3967L (716) 761-6167 / (716) 499-0611

SCC 163,000


This is an exceptional AI sired homebred herd. Year around herd w/cows in all stages of lactation. 65 head of youngstock from newborn to springers. Managers Note: This is one of the finest herds to sell this Fall. After a lifetime of Dairying Arvo has decided to retire. Watch next week for more info. Health: Cattle have been inoculated for shipping fever & vet examined. Directions: Farm is on Rt. 34, 1 1/2 miles North of the light in Spencer Rt. 34/Rt.96 intersection. 15 miles south of Ithaca on Rt. 34. Direct all questions about the cattle to Paul Winch - Herd Manager - NO CALLS AFTER 9PM. Sale Managed by: Hosking Sales Owner Herd Manager Tom & Brenda Hosking Arvo Rautine Paul Winch 6810 West River 311 Ithaca Road Nichols, NY 13812 607-589-6291 Spencer, NY 14883 607-699-3637


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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 ~ 10:00 AM 2709 Ridge Rd. ~ Williamson, NY (Corner of Fisher & Ridge) Take Rt. 104 E. of Rochester to Fisher Rd. to Ridge Rd.

Kiernan Dispersal Partial Listing: Trojan Pay Loader, Caterpillar D6 Dozer, Case 350 Dozer (Auto) w/Loader, Ford 555 HD Backhoe, JD 500C Backhoe, Grillinger 16,500 Forklift w/Kicker New V8 Ford Engine, Pettibone 15,000 Lift All Way Steering (New Engine), Lull 4x4 Forklift All Way Steering (Rebuilt), Yale 6000 Numatic Propane Forklift, Hyster 820 Forklift, Clark 3000 lb. Stand Up Forklift, Small 1200 lb. Clark Forklift. Small Hyster Lift, Sky Track 50-30, Several Other Forklifts, Ditch Witch V30 4 Wheel w/Backhoe, Massey Ferguson 2135 Utility Tractor, David Brown Utility w/Loader & Forks, Farmall H Tractor, Ford 8N Tractor, Case C Tractor, Allis Chalmers WC, Allis-Chalmers B Tractor, Massey Harris Pony, Jacobson Garden Tractor w/Snow Blower, Several Lawn Tractors, Garden Tractor Lift Unit, Trailers, 25’ Mack Lift Scissors Lift, Hyd. Jack Lift, 23 Volt Airport Cart HD, Ford 3 Point Snow Blower, Woods 7’ York Rake, Woods Back Blade, Perfect 12’ Offset Orchard Mower, Tractor Cab, 3 EZ Go Golf Carts, Air Compressor On Trailer. Machines & Tools: Pullmac Hydraulic Hammer Mill, 48 C-Nibbler 3/4 T. Surface Grinder, Cincinnati Mill Lathe, Hot Tank Rotation Parts Washer, Rockwell Commercial Wood Lathe, Rockwell 14” Saw, Craftsmen 12” W 6” T. Power Feed Planer/Molder, Hobart 440 Wired Welder, P&H AC/DC Welder (Tig) Single Phase, Lincoln L8 Wire Feed Welder, Welding Table, Hobart 250 Gas Engine Welder, Several Welders, Minster No. 9 Comm. Drill Press, Startrite CF 350 Precision Cut Off Saw, Lg. Hyd. Jig Saw, Several Air Compressors Rotunda Ford Valve Grinding Unit, 8’x3’ Thick Turntable, Snap On Valve Grinding Unit (good for Flat Heads), Floor Model Drill Press, Lg. Sun Service Cabinet (Dealer Units), Sev. Generators, 24 V DC Generator For Starting Airplanes, Diesel Engine Generators, AC GM Tune Up Machine, Grease Gun Unit, Set of Torches, GI Generator, Battery Charger, Tool Grinder, Bench Grinder, Chains, Makita Chop Saw, Delta Portable Planer, Lots of Power & Hand Tools, Router, & Bits, Misc Lumber 2x4’s - 2x8’s 2x10’s 6x6’s, 3 Fuel Tanks w/Pumps. Trucks: 1985 Chevy C70 D w/Roll Off bed, 1972 Brockway 10 Wheel Dump Truck, 1985 Ford F-150 Stack Rack, 1964 Ford Camper Special 3/4 Ton Pick Up 292 V8, Other Large Trucks, ‘80’s Mack Tilt Bed. Cars: ‘46 Ford 2 Door, ‘48 Packard Super 8 4 Door ‘48 Chevy 2 Door Coupe Fleetmaster, ‘50 Chevy 2 Door Coupe, ‘50 Packard 4 Door, ‘57 DeSoto 2 Door Sportsman, ‘51 Mercury 4 Door SS Doors, ‘52 Dodge, ‘51 Ford 4 Door, ‘53 Buick 8, ‘52 Packard 4 Door (Nice), ‘53 Pontiac, ‘53 Mercury, ‘55 Packard, ‘64 Lincoln Convertible, ‘67 Cadillac DeVille Rag Top, ‘68 Buick LeSabre, ‘72 Lincoln 2 Door, ‘96 Buick Wagon, ‘51 Dodge Truck Parts, Flat Head Ford Engines & Parts, Diamond Roo 6 Wheel Roll Off, Tractor Ties, These Care Are In Fair To Good Condition - Most of Them Run, Expect Additions - Check For Updates And More Photos., This is NOT A Consignment Auction. For More Info. Call 315-483-1900 or 315-573-4466 Terms: Cash or Good NYS Check, M/C, Visa, Discover Cards Accepted. I.D. Required For Bidding Numbers. No Goods Removed Until Settled For. 10% BP Inspection Friday 10-5, Saturday 8am.

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Timber Tax and Finance Workshop A Timber Tax and Finance Workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., at the Clinton County Resource and Education Center, Mill Hall, PA. Forestry

professionals, financial advisors, accountants, attorneys, and forest landowners are welcome to attend. Topics to be covered include: Forest Valuation and

Appraisal, Operating and Management Expenses, Timber Sales and Income, Capital Gains on Timber Sales, Depreciation Methods, Cost-sharing Expenses, Reforestation Ex-

penses, Conservation Easements, Estate Planning and Property Taxes, and the Pennsylvania Inheritance Taxes Continuing Education Credits — eight hours. Regis-

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EPA from B10 rule for shale gas in 2014. The schedule for coalbed methane is shorter because EPA has already gathered extensive data and in-

formation in this area, EPA will take the additional time to gather comparable data on shale gas. In particular, EPA will be looking at the potential for cost-

effective steps for pretreatment of this wastewater based on practices and technologies that are already available and being deployed or tested by industry to

reduce pollutants in these discharges. This announcement is part of the effluent guidelines program, which sets national standards for industri-

al wastewater discharges based on best available technologies that are economically achievable. EPA is required to publish a biennial outline of all in-

dustrial wastewater discharge rulemakings underway. EPA has issued national technology-based regulations for 57 industries since 1972. These regulations have prevented the discharge of more than 1.2 billion pounds of toxic pollutants each year into U.S. waters. More information: wsregs/lawsguidance/c wa/304m/

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Ag groups praise legislation clarifying agricultural hours of service exemption WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of American Trucking Associations, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) voiced their support on Oct. 27 for legislation that would clarify transportation regulations that are critical to the agricultural sector’s ability to expeditiously distribute farm supplies. Congressmen Sam Graves (R-MO) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (RMO), along with 38 additional congressional co-sponsors, introduced the legislation intended to resolve questions regarding the applicability of the agricultural hours of service exemption. The exemption came into question in 2009 when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an interpretation of the regulations that resulted in transportation restrictions for certain farm supplies. The legislation introduced this week by Reps. Graves and Luetkemeyer amends aspects of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, which served as the basis for FMCSA’s 2009 interpretation, to clarify the applicability of exemptions for agricultural products. “When I visit with agricultural retailers across the country, one of the top issues they bring up as a threat to their business is the Hours of Service issue,” said ARA President & CEO Daren Coppock. “We appreciate the efforts of Congressmen Graves and Luetkemeyer on this issue so that agricultural retailers are able to serve the needs of farmers during the busy planting and harvest seasons.” “The agricultural exemption to the HOS rule is a crucial tool for transporters of agricultural products during the busiest times of the year,” said AFTC Chairman, Rick Yost. “We

commend the work of Congressmen Luetkemeyer and Graves, and the other co-sponsors, for their work on this very important legislation.” Specifically, the legislation clarifies that the agricultural hours of service exemption is applicable to: • Drivers transporting

agricultural commodities within a 100 airmile radius; • Drivers transporting farm supplies for agricultural purposes from a wholesale or retail business to a farm or other location where the farm supplies are intended to be used within a 100 air-mile radius from the distri-

bution point; or • Drivers transporting farm supplies from a wholesale location to a retail location so long as the transportation is within a 100 air-mile radius. “This legislation will ensure that farmer coops can continue to provide their producerowners and other cus-

tomers with farm supplies in a timely and efficient manner,” said NCFC President & CEO of Chuck Conner. “We appreciate Representatives Luetkemeyer and Graves, and other members of Congress, efforts to permanently resolve this issue.” “TFI commends Congressman Graves and

Luetkemeyer, along with the other co-sponsors of this legislation, for taking the steps necessary to ensure that the agricultural community has access to the crop nutrients and farm supplies necessary to produce safe, healthy and abundant crops,” said TFI President Ford B. West.

Has Fluid Milk Won the Battle But Lost the War? Issued Oct. 28, 2011 I hit a milestone this week, turning 60. I’m being fitted for a walker next week; just kidding. It’s amazing how young 60 looks when it ap-

peared so old in my 20s. Age is indeed a number and I love the message from a preacher I recently heard on the radio. He had walked through a cemetery and noticed the dates on the headstones; the year of birth and the year of death. But, he

said the most important part is left blank and that is what went on in “the dash,” the years between the two dates. He asked; “what are you doing with your dash?” That’s profound and I challenge you today with that question as well! Back to business; all eyes remain on dairy product prices which continue to keep pundits gainfully employed trying to figure out what they mean. The cash Cheddar block cheese price closed the last

week of October at $1.7725 per pound, up 5 1/4-cents on the week, and 13 1/4-cents above a year ago. Barrel, which traded a few days above the blocks, closed at $1.7675, up 7 3/4-cents on the week, and 10 1/4 above a year ago. Seven cars of block found new homes on the week and 11 of barrel. The NASSsurveyed U.S. average block price hit $1.7271, down a penny, and the barrels averaged $1.7417, up 1.9 cents. Butter closed Friday at

$1.88, up 2 cents on the week, but 30 1/2-cents below a year ago. Thirteen cars were sold. NASS butter averaged $1.8039, up 5.1 cents. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk lost 6 cents on the week, closing Friday at $1.43. Extra Grade held all week at $1.58. NASS powder averaged $1.4969, down 2.6 cents, and dry whey averaged 62.08 cents, up 0.2 cent. Checking the cupboard; the latest Cold Storage report shows


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September butter stocks at 151.1 million pounds, down 9 percent from August, but 16 percent above September 2010. The CME’s Daily Dairy Report (DDR) says the decline was the smallest for the month in 10 years and barely half the historical rate. USDA’s Dairy Market News says “Butter producers and handlers are indicating that orders remain strong for upcoming holiday needs.” American type cheese stood at 632.6 million pounds, down 2 percent from August, and 1 percent below a year ago. The total cheese inventory stood at 1.04 billion pounds, down 2 percent from August and a year ago. The data suggests “little improvement in cheese sales in September as the total inventory is 15 percent above the five year average for that date and American stocks are 10 percent above the five year average,” according to the DDR. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks said in Tuesday’s DairyLine that the drawdown in stocks wasn’t as much as he thought it would be but the American type cheese inventory decline was between the 5 and 10 year average and a little stronger than the 5 year average but overall “pretty typical” for September. He doesn’t see that having much impact on the market. Cheese has been “bouncing around some” since prices came off the $2 plus level, he said, but he doesn’t believe anyone is overly comfortable with where prices are at. “Buyers would like to see them a little bit lower, sellers would like to see them a bit higher,” he said, “But there’s a fair amount of selling taking place.” The high price had buyers purchasing hand to mouth, anticipating that the price would come down, he said, and now that the price has fallen there’s more demand and likely some rebuilding of inventories. The relatively strong milk production is resulting in making more cheese than we otherwise would have, given where prices are and where producer’s profitability is at, according to Brooks, so even though the Dairy Products report showed cheese production has slipped some “it wasn’t

Mielke from B13 enough to offset the slowdown in demand and that kept inventories from growing a great deal. They bounced around and didn’t go in any one direction, Brooks concluded, “and now sellers have product they want to get rid of and buyers are willing to buy it.” Jerry Dryer’s October 21 Dairy and Food Market Analyst predicted that cheese would “bop around $1.70 until cheese supplies simply overwhelm orders.” He reported that order takers in the cheese business “might as well be on holiday.” “July felt like October, now October feels like July,” according to an Upper Midwestern broker. He was referring to the fast pace of orders in July and the extremely slow pace this month; Dryer said, “Just the reverse of a typical year.” Retail cheese sales were down about 4 percent in July, August, and September, according to Dryer, and Kraft’s sales were off 16 percent, based on Nielsen data. Most other brands were in positive sales territory, he said, but beverage milk sales were also down 4 percent in the same period. The DDR reported that American cheese use in the June-August period was down 3.1 percent, while disappearance of other cheese varieties was up just 1.5 percent,

according to USDA data. That left total cheese disappearance down 0.4 percent in the threemonth stretch, the first decline in total cheese use in two-and-a-half years. Cheese export growth slowed to +4.2 percent and domestic use was off 0.6 percent in the three-month period, according to the DDR. Looking “back to the futures” combined with the announced Federal order Class III prices, the Class III contract’s average for the last half of 2011 was at $18.72 on September 29, $19.16 on October 7, $18.97 on October 14, $19.12 on October 21, and was hovering around $ 19.34 at our deadline on October 28. Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 13 requests for export assistance this week from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 3.92 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The product will be delivered through March 2012 and raised CWT’s 2011 cheese export total to 78.9 million pounds. FC Stone’s e-Dairy Insider reminds us that Mexico has lifted its retaliatory tariffs following resolution of a U.S.-Mexico trucking dispute, opening prospects for increased


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exports to that country. Meanwhile; farm milk production is steady in the Northeast and Central regions and some states in the Southwest, according to USDA. Idaho and Utah milk supplies are decreasing. Florida and California milk is steadily trending higher. Weather hadn’t taken a toll on production the week of October 17 but manufacturing milk supplies continued to be lessened by fluid milk demand. Cream demand from ice cream accounts softened but interest in cream for sour cream, dips, cream cheese and other holiday-related items is increasing. Cost of production is one of the top concerns for farmers, especially those regularly purchasing feed inputs. Alfalfa hay supplies are tight. During 2011, domestic buyers are increasingly competing with off shore buyers for hay. Foreign Agricultural

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Mielke from B14 supplies. Estimates vary, the DDR said, but as much as a third of New Zealand’s milk production was reportedly withheld from the market on Tuesday, October 25. In politics; the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) gave a thumbs-down to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) front-of-pack nutrition labeling rating and symbols recommendations, saying it uses a “flawed formula that could confuse consumers seeking information on the nutrient content of food and beverages.” “According to the proposed labeling system, low-fat dairy products,

which are recommended as nutrient rich foods to encourage in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, would receive a rating of 2 stars while products devoid of positive nutrients such as a diet soft drink could qualify for 3 stars,” said Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs. “A labeling system that focuses on calories and ‘nutrients to avoid’ does not provide consumers with the full range of information needed to make healthy and nutritious choices,” IDFA said. The call was made for a simplified label symbol that would go on

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according to Bavido, and DMI totally eliminated the generic advertising of milk as they felt they could gain more with partnerships with fast food outlets like McDonalds. Bavido said fluid sales have grown there and DMI concentrated on doing a better marketing job of milk in schools, offering a product “the way kids wanted it and where they wanted it.” The repackaging of milk was also part of that switch, he said, pointing to the plastic, single-serve, re-sealable

bottle, which helped spur fluid sales. The latest challenge is to chocolate milk and its sugar content. Bavido said their answer has been to work with processors to reduce the sugar level so it comes into compliance with new dietary guidelines and in areas where they have reformulated chocolate milk, sales have been successful. Whenever flavored milk is eliminated in schools, there’s a definite decrease in sales, Bavido said, but the re-

duction in sugar content has not resulted in lost chocolate milk sales. The reformulation was initially tested with kids, he said, and the processors who have done so have not lost volume sales. I asked if the data reported on fluid sales included milk sold in fast food outlets and schools and he said yes but added the caveat that 70 to 78 percent of fluid milk sales are in retail, the gallon or half gallon jugs. “We haven’t done anything to innovate changes to the consumer

so we haven’t given the consumer incentive to increase retail sales,” Bavido admitted. This still has to be addressed by processors and the checkoff program and research needs to be conducted to find out what we can do. There is “unmet demand there,” he concluded, “We just have to reach the con-

sumer in that area.” To this reporter it’s pretty sad when bottled water outsells milk. Bavido admitted that bottled water is “one of our biggest competitors but the board still believes there’s a way to resolve that if we find the right way to approach the consumer.”

Mielke from B15 The continuing slide in fluid milk sales remains a disappointment for the dairy industry and some question whether fluid milk promotion is “spending good money after bad.” Dairy Management Incorporated’s Joe Bavido told me in an interview at World Dairy Expo that DMI’s board has had similar thoughts after spending $50-70 million per year in the ‘90s on the “Got Milk” and “Milk Mustache” campaigns and yet sales continued to fall. That led to changes,

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Antique Tools: 200+ antique hand tools; anvils; handmade roller chain anvil sign; 4 cast iron seats (1 Advance); Maytag engine, needs part. Guns: Browning NRA Whittington Center Custom Firearm 2002 351mm; T Barker double barrel shot gun; Thompson Center Arms New Englander .50 cal black powder gun; Henry .22 w/Simmons scope; New White Powder Wonder gun 12ga.; Hamilton & Son 22; Winchester 70 30-06; Grossman Trapmaster 1100; Victor Ejector 12ga.; New York Arms 12ga, needs repair; Ithaca Deerslayer and model 37 featherlite barrels 12 ga. Trapping, Hunting, Fishing Equip: 200+ antique bear, muskrat, raccoon, varm t traps; stretchers; recurve bows; fishing poles & equip; rendezvous camping equip.; deer antlers; beehives. Antiques & Collectibles: Signs; advertising tins; lanterns; butter churn; ice cream makers; wash boards; yard sticks; canes; small cabinet; AMF Ranch Trac Turbo 502 Pedal Tractor; misc. collectible toys; Simmons Coaster Wagon; Harley-Davidson & DU Collectibles; Frankoma pottery; glassware. Shop Tools: Larin MAL-2 1500# Motorcycle ATV Jack; Campbell-Hausfeld portable air compressor; bench grinders; homeowner shop hand tools; step ladders. Lawn, Garden Equip.: Cub Cadet GT 1554 w/54” mower; new Craftsmen 18 plow, disk & cultivator, never used; Troybilt Horse 8hp rototiller; handle tools: 8x10 storage building. Preview: 8am auction day, guns sell 10am, Cub Cadet 12 noon. Terms: ID for bidder number, cash, check. Payment with Visa, MasterCard & Discover, 3% fee.

Last February Penn Soil RC&D sponsored a workshop entitled Forestry for Farmers at the Conservation District office in Warren, PA. The workshop was attended by about 30 local landowners. Presentations were made by representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, DCNR Forestry, the Association of Consulting Foresters and USDA NRCS. Unfortunately, bad weather prevented the group from going outside in the afternoon to visit Scott Wenzel’s forest to view the work

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that the animal feed produced by U.S. ethanol plants (known as distillers grains or DDGS) is replacing even more corn and soybean meal in livestock and poultry feed rations than previously thought. The report’s findings have important implications for discussions regarding ethanol’s impact on feed grains availability, feed prices, land use effects, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of producing corn ethanol. According to the report by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), “Findings demonstrate that, in aggregate (including major types of livestock/poultry), a metric ton of DDGS can replace, on average, 1.22 metric tons of feed consisting of corn and soybean meal in the United States.” Every 56-pound bushel of corn processed by a dry mill ethanol plant generates 2.8 gallons of ethanol and approximately 17.5 pounds of animal feed. In essence, the new ERS report dispels the conventional assumption that every bushel of corn processed by an ethanol plant generates an amount of feed equivalent to just onethird of the original corn bushel. ERS underscored this point by stating, “Feed market impacts of increased corn use for ethanol are smaller than that indicated by the total amount of corn

used for ethanol production because of DDGS.” In fact, ERS found the amount of feed (corn and soybean meal) replaced by the DDGS represents nearly 40 percent (on a weight basis) of the corn used in the associated ethanol production process for a given crop year. “The value of the animal feed produced by the ethanol industry has long been misunderstood, understated and misrepresented,” said Geoff Cooper, RFA Vice President of Research & Analysis. “Distillers grains continue to be the industry’s best kept secret, despite the fact that we are producing tremendous volumes of this high value feed product today. DDGS and other ethanol feed products significantly reduce the need for corn and soybean meal in animal feed rations. Over the past several years, distillers grains have been one of the most economically competitive sources of energy and protein available on the world feed market. While some critics of the ethanol industry attempt to downplay the role of DDGS, the facts simply can’t be ignored.” One of the reasons that one ton of DDGS can replace more than one ton of conventional feed is that its energy and protein content are concentrated. Only the starch portion of the corn kernel is converted to ethanol, while the protein, fat, fiber and other

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Livingston County 4-H awards Russell B. Ace scholarship Olivia Emigh is the 2011 recipient of the Russell B. Ace Scholarship. She received the honor on Oct. 2 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County 4-H Achievement Day. Olivia has been a member of 4-H for 10 years. She has enjoyed doing projects in the arts and crafts, food, and clothing areas. In addition, she has been a teen leader at

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will assist me in college and my career as an occupational therapist.” Olivia is attending the University of Buffalo. This scholarship, established in 2007 by Livingston County 4-H, honors the memory of Russell B. Ace — who was the first 4-H Agent in the county. It recognizes a current 4-H member who has demonstrated leadership skills and served

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Olivia Emigh is the 2011 recipient of the Russell B. Ace Scholarship. Her mother joined her when she received the honor at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County 4-H Achievement Day. Photo courtesy of Livingston County CCE

Cayuga County 4-H Youth Fair 2011 There were 38 members (ages 8-18) and 20 Cloverbuds (ages 5–7) that entered over 450 items in the Youth Building exhibits division. Items in the Youth Building include foods, clothing & textiles, home environment, arts & crafts, communications & expressive arts, child care, horticulture, photography, engineering exhibits and miscellaneous other categories. These items were judged during the fair this summer, at the Ward O’Hara Ag Museum by volunteers that

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2011 Cayuga County 4-H Youth Fair sponsors Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County would like to thank all of its partners and sponsors for the 2011 4-H Youth Fair, which was held at the Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum in July. With over 40 local businesses and individual’s support, you made it possible for Cayuga County 4-H youth to showcase their projects and animals. Thank You to the following partners/supporters: Volunteers and Board of the Ward O’Hara Ag and Rural Life Museum, Timothy Quill, Gary Duckett, Cayuga County Parks and Trails, Cayuga County Youth Bureau, Cayuga County Legislature, Assemblyman Gary Finch, Skip Jensen, New York Farm Bureau, Cayuga County Dairy Promotion Council, Farm Boy Graphics and Custom Signs Express. Thank You to the following individual sponsors: Scott Saroodis, Mike and Heather Whitten, Karen White, Dr. Thomas Gill, Roderick A. Lawrence, Elizabeth Farrell, Thomas Wright, Karl

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Exhibits receive either an excellent (blue), good (red), or worthy (white) award, based on how closely the project meets the ideal. Members entered and received awards in any of the disciplines of Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Home Environment, Arts and Crafts, Communications, Photography, Horticulture, Engineering and Miscellaneous: Cloverbuds that entered exhibits in the Youth Building include: Audrey Bartholomew, Gavin Bartholomew, Marissa Bartholomew, Emilia Bennett, Harry Brown, Jeffy Carmichael, Will Chappell, Alexis Fredette, Aric Hall, Tristan Lee, Trista Lunkenheimer, Cody Manitta, Chris Moscato, Taryn Langtry, Jeremy Moscato, Kylie Rejman, Dakota Pickreign, John Read, Madalaina Raymond, and Marissa Wiemann. Members: Juniors: Tyler Abbott 7 Blue 1 Red, Cara Carmichael 6 Blue 1 red, Amber Cassick 6 blue 1 red, Katie Chappell 16 blue, Tommy Chappell 14 blue 5 red, Ryan Bailey 3 blue, Kyle Bailey 3 blue, Ben Davis 9 blue, Juliann Hall 3 blue 2 red, Baylee Kennedy 6 Blue, Ben Langtry 6 blue, Brittney Lillie 4 blue, Kayla Rotondo 6 blue 4 red, Dillon Hunter 4 blue, Taylor Hunter 3 blue, Sophie Throop 7 blue 1 red, Morgan Steele 2 blue 1 red, Duncan Brickner 13 blue 1 red, Emma Thompson 5 blue, Niel Wiemann 9 blue 1 red, Collin Rejman 7 blue 3 red, Kelsey Lafave 14 blue 1 red, Ella Read 10 blue 3 red, and Ana Brickner 13 blue. Seniors: Zachary Abbott 4 blue 1 red, Emily

Bates 22 blue 3 red, Taylor Brown 2 blue, Anna Carmichael 10 blue, Alexandra Cassick 2 blue, Vivian Chappell 16 blue 1 red, Emily Clark 6 blue, Azure D’Angelo 7 blue 3 red, Zachary Davis 7 blue 2 red, Dan Gordon 1 blue, Logan LaFave 15 blue 1 red, Evelyn Marks 4 blue 3 red, Carl Minde 7 blue 1 red, Brittany Somes 26 blue 5 red Club displays that were represented at the Youth Fair: • Little Rascals 4-H Club • Pins and Needles 4-H Club • Millard Fillmore 4-H Club • Northwoods Coyotes 4-H Club • Pony Pals 4-H Club • Trail Mixers 4-H Club • Independent Members • Southern Cayuga Country Kids 4-H Club • 4-H Teenz RAVE Club • Sennett Saddle 4-H Club There were also some members that participated in the 4-H Fashion and Performances that were held on July 15 and 16. Members showcased their sewn apparel items as well as their talents at the Ag Museum during the 4-H Youth Fair Event. Featured 4-H Youth in fashion were Trista Lunkenheimer, Brittany Somes, Marissa Bartholomew, Audrey Bartholomew, Gavin Bartholmew, Ana Brickner, and Duncan Brickner. Those that gave performances include: Trista Lunkenheimer, Dan Gordon, Harry Brown, Will Chappell, Katie Chappell, Tommy Chappell and Vivian Chappell. All of our youth did a wonderful job! Cayuga County 4-H were in the Youth Building at the New York State Fair on Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Our members participated in animal events throughout the length of the state fair.

Pioneer FFA competes at the New York State Fair Submitted by Jessica Brown, Pioneer FFA Reporter YORKSHIRE, NY — Pioneer FFA members competed in state FFA competitions at the New York State Fair held in Syracuse this past summer. Pioneer was represented in both individual and team events. In the poultry contest, Junior FFA team members Allison Herrick, Alexandria Vacinek, and Kelsey O’Hare placed first. Allison Herrick placed first in individual standings, Alexandria Vacinek placed second, and Kelsey O’Hare took fifth place. In the senior division, Denille Pingrey placed fourth overall, and the team placed sixth. Team members included Denille Pingrey, Dakota Pingrey, Melissa Struck, and

Lauren Vacinek. Pioneer FFA members dominated in the Small Gas Engine contest. Tyler Sanders and Xavier Almeter took first place, with Tyler and Xavier individually placing first and second, respectively. Brandon Mankins finished third, and Dakota Sampson placed ninth to finish as the third place team overall. In Diesel Engine Troubleshooting, Brandon Mankins placed first, with Xavier Almeter and Tyler Sanders following in second and third place, respectively. Dakota Sampson finished in fifth and Brad Fontaine placed seventh. Congratulations to all the Pioneer FFA members for their hard work at the New York State Fair!

Pioneer FFA Chapter members competing at the New York State Fair included: Xavier Almeter (L-R), Tyler Sanders, Brad Fontaine, Brandon Mankins and Dakota Sampson. Photos courtesy of Pioneer FFA

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WWW.TEITSWORTH.COM SELLING: Equipment: 2001 Cat 938G wheel loader, S/N 938GJ9HS01020 Case W20B wheel loader, S/N 9142954 Case W14B wheel loader w/GP bucket Case 580 2WD tractor loader backhoe Cat D3B LGP dozer, S/N 24Y0909, 6 way blade P&H T750 rubber tired 75T hyd. Crane, S/N 35543 Cat CB224B double drum vibratory roller, S/N 6LF00277 John Deere Pull-Type Pan Roscoe 1 1/2 ton double drum roller 1983 Champion 715A motor grader, scarifier Athey 7-12 Force-feed loader Bobcat 1600 loader w/grapple bucket, S/N 503112132 Bobcat 500 skid steer loader (parts machine) 1979 Elgin White Wing street sweeper JD 2840 2WD tractor w/loader 1991 Flying Carpet MK11 scissors platform lift 1985 Up Rite RT-28E man lift 1981 Sicard Junior T-400JB 4x4 snow blower 1982 Meyer sewer cleaner Rock Hound Gorman Rupp 6" pump/John Deere Gorman Rupp 4" pump/Deutz Goulds 4" pump/Elec. Hollingsworth gen set Waukesha gen set 10-Ton wagon running gear (like new) 6-Ton wagon running gear (like new) 14' “V” type Sander T/A & S/A Trucks: 1997 Ford L9000 T/A tractor 1995 IH 2674 T/A dump, Cummins L10 2000 IH 4900 T/A Dump 1991 Ford F700 S/A C&C

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1981 IH 1800 S/A dump 1 Tons, Pickups, Cars, & Vans: 1999 GMC 5500 Flat-bed 1999 Ford F550 dump, diesel, hoist not working 1998 Chev. 3500 crew cab 2WD pickup 1998 Chev. 3500 utility 1997 Ford F350 2WD dump 1997 Ford F350 utility 1995 Chev. C30 van 1992 Ford F350 utility 1982 GMC 3500 4WD dump 2000 Chev. 2500 ext. cab 4WD pickup 1993 Ford F250 XL 4WD pickup 1989 GMC 2500 4WD pickup (2) 1985 GMC 2500 4WD pickup 1998 Ford F150 pickup 1998 Chev. 1500 ext. cab pickup 2008 Chev. Impala LS 4DSD, 78K 2006 Chev. Impala LS 4DSD, 84K 2006 Ford Crown Vic, 64K 2003 Ford Crown Vic 1998 Chev. Lumina 1993 Ford Crown Vic 1993 Dodge Intrepid 1998 Chev. Astro van Landscape & Misc: Bolens 1900 LT; Alamo boom mower; Trenching aggregate stone box; Case 160 excavator bucket; John Deere Mo. 265 loader; (3) Homelite generators; (2) concrete mixers; (2) Mercury outboard motors; (2) rototillers; push mowers; tow behind air compressors; 200 gal. pressure tank; (2) Homelite cutoff saws; radial arm saw; hedge trimmer; trash pumps; chain saws; sand blaster; sewer snake, printers, & more Check our website for more information and photos or call our office at 585-243-1563.

Special Winter Consignment Auction Saturday, December 3, 2011 9:00 A.M. Teitsworth Auction Yard Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks Consignments Welcome

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