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30 April 2012 Section One e off Two e 38 Volume Number r 27

Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture


Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds

Got manure? ~ Page A2

Somatic Cell Count ~ 400K Beat it! 200K Get it! ~ A-3 Columnists Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly A17 Paris Reidhead

Crop Comments


Auctions Classifieds Farmer to Farmer Sire Summaries

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But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me. Psalms 22: 19

Got Manure?

by Pat Malin AUBURN, NY — The “Got Manure?” national conference held on March 2729 at the Holiday Inn in SyracuseLiverpool, was marketed to farmers on the basis of improving their economic sustainability. But the conference had a secondary goal, too, by showing the agricultural industry’s interest in addressing climate change and its efforts to improve earth’s environment. The conference attracted many facets of the dairy and biogas industries, including agricultural faculty from colleges in Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Washington State, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Texas. A small number of farmers who use integrated manure treatment systems participated in panel discussions alongside digester and biogas equipment manufacturers, designers and engineers. In addition, there were representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Cornell University who pinpointed funding opportunities and provided detailed case studies of farms with anaerobic digesters.

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Donald Podolak, Executive Director of Cayuga Country, Soil and Water Conservation, addresses the group at the digester facility.

There were also full day and half-day group tours of two local farms, the family-owned Patterson Farm in Auburn and Synergy Dairy, a corporate enterprise in nearby Covington. The event kicked off on March 27 with a press conference and tour at the Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) community digester in Auburn. The facility received about $10 million in funding in 2005 from state and federal grants, including $500,000 from USDA. The digester processes manure from 1,500 dairy cows on three farms and produces electricity and heat to supply county facilities adjacent to the designer site, said Bryan Clerkin, administrative program director for the USDA Rural Development office in New York

State. Todd Campbell, the USDA rural development alternative energy policy adviser, welcomed the visitors at the community digester plant. “We are helping farmers meet their energy needs while they are also creating revenue,” he said. Colleen Deacon represented U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office. “Senator Gilllibrand sends her congratulations on the opening of the community digester... and to new economic opportunities for farmers,” Deacon said. Cayuga County’s digester, made in Germany, began operating in 2006 as a test model for local farms. It takes in a wide variety of influents, including raw manure, food waste and brown fat (grease) from local restaurants, as much as 40,000 to 45,000 gallons a day. The county digester’s system is able to fill up county-owned tanker trucks with digested effluent to return to the farms for long-term storage in lagoons and eventual use. The trucks leave the farm with a fresh load of manure to take to the plant. Electrical power and heat generated by the biogas system is used to power the district campus, including the public safety building and the county nursing home. Surplus power is sold to the grid or a power marketer. The operation is also designed to improve the water quality in the county. Cayuga County is the second-largest in the state in milk production and ranks 40th in the nation in the value of milk and other dairy products ($96.6 million). Synergy Dairy is owned by Synergy Biogas LLC, a partnership of largescale dairy and field crop producers in western New York. Synergy Dairy gathers manure from 1,666 lactating cows and 200 dry cows. Like Patterson Farm, it has separate receiving tanks for manure and for food waste, but each tank at Synergy holds 100,000 gallons. Bill Rowell of Green Mountain Farm in Sheldon, VT, toured the Patterson Farm and compared it to his own operation. He was also a member of a panel discussion with dairy farmers on March 28 regarding integrated manure treatment systems. Rowell sells his milk through the St. Alban’s cooperative to local cheesemakers, to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream plant and to retail outlets in Boston. He said he installed an anaerobic digester on his 1,500-acre farm in 2006 and it produces two million kW for the electric grid annually. “We already have 14 digesters operating in Vermont and more are planned,” Rowell pointed out. “For a small state with only 1,000 dairy farms left, that’s a pretty good number. I think farmers will see an improvement. We are always looking to do things better and with less money.” Connie Patterson, president of Patterson Farm, pointed out that farmers need to spend two or three years researching alternative energy before reaching a decision. While there are many sources of government funding and as digester manufacturers

Todd Campbell from the USDA starts the tour and press conference at the Soil and Water conservation building in Cayuga County. Photos by Jerry Waskiewicz

Mike Riley, shows a cross section of a scale model of the holding tanks at the digester.

patiently wait for business, she said one drawback is New York State’s high rates for electricity. “Until New York does something about electricity, it won’t be profitable for farmers to install digesters,” she said. According to USDA, just 176 anaerobic digester systems for livestock manure were operating in the U.S. by the end of 2011. An average of 15 new digesters come online each year and have generated 541 million kilowatt hours (kWh) a year. Meanwhile, such generators eliminated 1.2 million metric tons of harmful carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in 2011 while 301,000 metric tons of CO2 was avoided. These reductions are equivalent to

removing about 294,000 passenger cars from the road, or reducing oil consumption by approximately 3.5 million barrels or reducing gasoline consumption by more than 168 million gallons, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations. USDA Rural Development, based in Washington, D.C., makes loans and grants available to develop facilities in rural communities with up to 20,000 in population. For more information, go to Cornell University’s AgStar program also provides fact sheets, project data and case studies about anaerobic digestion at

Somatic Cell Count ~ 400K Beat it! 200K Get it! by Elizabeth A. Tomlin As of Jan. 1, 2012, the U.S. dairy industry began a transition implementing a program for farm level milksampling, verifying somatic cell count (SCC) and standard plate counts (SPC) at each farm. This move is to comply with the European Union (EU) Health Certification Program regulation, which states that maximum SCC in raw cow’s milk is not acceptable over 400,000 somatic cells per ml, with maximum bacterial SPC at 100,000 bacteria per ml. With regard to the new regulation, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS) has teamed up with Dairy One offering a program to help dairy producers achieve and maintain milk quality goals and reduced SCC. This program, which utilizes a team approach for improved milk quality, was recently presented at regional meetings around New York State by QMPS Director, Ynte H. Schukken, DVM, PhD; CCE Animal Health Diagnostic Associate, Carmen Gutierrez, MPA; QMPS Tonya Van Slyke; and Dairy One Field/DHIA Services Director, George Cudoc, Jr. “Most processors have to deal with the export to the world market,” reported Schukken. “About 60 percent of milk produced in the U.S. is exported.” This regulation includes all dairy products that are readily recognized as dairy products. Schukken stated that processors were obviously happy with the new regulation because it enforces higher milk quality and cheese production, enhances flavor, and shelf life is extended for the dairy products. In the long run, it also benefits producers since higher quality milk brings higher premium incentives. Schukken pointed out that the U.S. already has a low SCC — at approximately 230K — with about 90 percent of fluid milk meeting standards. “However, that is not necessarily true for every single bulk tank. If you

look at what the producers are delivering per pick up or per bulk tank, then it’s only about 50 percent of the individual bulk tanks that are below 400K,” Schukken stated. He pointed out that 49.9 percent of farms go over 400K at least once a year and although they are not excluded or penalized, they do need to assess where the trouble is and remedy it. “It’s certainly not a small portion of our industry that needs to be careful with these somatic cell counts,” Schukken concluded. Since Jan. 1, data from farms has been collected in a rolling geometric or moving average, encompassing 3 months of SCC data. Farms that do not meet the required standards will have few options of where their milk will go. QMPS Bulk Tank Surveillance Project Coordinator Tonya Van Slyke informed attendees about the program that has been developed by QMPS & Dairy One helping farms to reduce SCC and improve milk quality on dairies. “It’s not only about 400K,” said Van Slyke, “its about improving milk quality. So we’re calling it the ‘400K Beat it! 200K Get it!’ program.” Van Slyke described the program as a “6-month team approach” to ensure that “dairies are developing, prioritizing and implementing goals to enhance milk quality.” The team consists of a Dairy One Market Manager, a certified milk inspector, the herd veterinarian, and a regional QMPS veterinarian. This program consists of a four-step process. First, a short ‘risk assessment’ is compiled on specific farm management practices. Information including identifying cows for culture — such as cows displaying clinical mastitis, cows with multiple high SCC values, cows with high SCC after calving, and high SCC before dry-off; milking procedures, hygiene of the cow housing and nutritional programs are a few examples of information that would be assessed.

Dairy One Field and DHIA Services Director, George Cudoc, Jr., leads an informative discussion on the benefits of a team approach to achieve and maintain success with managing Somatic Cell Counts.

This information provides the team with the necessary facts of the farm’s current situation allowing the team to summarize problems and develop a plan to work on priorities identified through the assessment. The second step of the program includes setting up a testing program for the farm with Dairy One and QMPS. This program includes a sixmonth bulk milk monitoring program and individual cow testing. Management changes including treatment, culling and prevention are also implemented at this point. During the third step, collection and interpretation of data is studied. “We try to help farms read the data,” Van Slyke said. “One way we do this is to color code information.” Van Slyke showed an example of a color-coded spreadsheet listing individual cows and their condition. Green indicated chronic infection and blue indicated a fresh infection with other colors indicative of more information. Van Slyke explained that farmers could tell at a glance, which cow had problems. The last step of the program consists

of the team members meeting to review data and progress and to decide what follow up procedures will be implemented, thus ensuring the continuation of high quality milk produced on the farm. According to Van Slyke, “Continued SCC testing and enrollment in the Bulk Tank Surveillance Program would be examples of recommendations.” Dairy One Field/DHIA Services Director, George Cudoc, Jr., advised that individual testing of cows combined with bulk tank information is required to promote lower SCC and SPC. “QMPS has worked hard with Dairy One to coordinate the transport of milk samples to make it as easy as possible for producers,” said CCE CNY Dairy Management Specialist David Balbian. “The new SCC limit is going to force the issue, and I think that in the long run it will be a good thing. Higher quality milk can’t be bad.” For more information on the 400K Beat it! Program contact Randy Perkins, Dairy One, at 607-227-6528.

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(From left) QMPS Director,Ynte H. Schukken, DVM, PhD; CCE Associate Animal Health Diagnostic Center Associate, Carmen Gutierrez, MPA; QMPS Bulk Tank Surveillance Project Coordinator, Tonya Van Slyke; and Dairy One Field and DHIA Services Director, George Cudoc, Jr., teamed up to present a '400K Beat it! 200K Get it!' program focusing on reducing somatic cell counts through team efforts.

Cargill Dairy Nutritionist Ed Varnum consults with QMPS Tonya Van Slyke, and CCE Animal Health Diagnostic Associate Carmen Gutierrez. Photos by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

Handling cattle with their well-being in mind by Sally Colby Despite dairy producers’ best efforts to ensure animal safety during day-today handling, downed cattle are a fact of dairy farming. Unfortunately, they’re sometimes the subject of videos that falsely portray mishandling and abuse of animals. Although some activist groups have taken advantage of video clips in which downer cattle are moved with a frontend loader, Dr. Ernest Hovingh, Penn State University extension veterinarian, says that using a loader is an acceptable method if it’s done properly. “It’s actually a good way to move cattle,” he said, “as long as the driver knows how to drive properly and doesn’t tip them out of the bucket. It can be tricky getting them into the bucket, so make sure they’re loaded properly.” Hovingh added that the bucket should be placed as close to the downed cow as possible, then carefully roll the animal into the bucket. Use plenty of bedding to cushion any surfaces. Downer cattle can also be carefully moved loaded onto a surface such as plywood platform or mine belting for movement to a place where they can recover. Adequate footing ensures that the cow can maintain a standing position once she is able to rise. Hovingh isn’t completely against the use of electric prods to move animals, but says that prods are not an acceptable tool for frequent daily use in mov-

ing cattle. “It’s going to be effective if you use it quickly, and use it once,” he said. “Don’t use it on the head — use it on the back end or on the top of the cow. If it doesn’t work after once or twice, it probably isn’t going to work. Good use of a prod has to be something you can justify to consumers.” Hovingh urges dairy producers to have written protocol for all cattle handling on the farm, from ensuring good footing throughout cattle movement areas to moving cattle onto tables for hoof trimming and moving downers. As for handling cows for the hoof trimmer, Hovingh says that having a good setup and area for that task means less electric prod use. “It’s a lot easier to not use the prod if there’s a good setup,” he said. “There’s a lot of responsibility on the farm to provide an area for the trimmer where the cows can be worked. You have to have a good setup so that animals can be moved into the area and onto the table without a prod.” Hovingh suggests that a shaker paddle is an equally effective tool for urging cows to move, provided the setup is designed for cows to move easily. “It isn’t for hitting the cow,” he reminds producers. “It extends your arm into the cow’s flight zone.” Hovingh noted that cows that are down with milk fever or other illness must be urged to get up within a certain amount of time or nerve damage will result. Once the cow is moved to a

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Dr. Ernest Hovingh, Penn State extension veterinarian, demonstrates how to use simple body motions to move cattle without causing them undue stress. Cattle handling areas should have adequate footing and allow natural movement without rushing. Photo by Sally Colby

hospital area or a nearby field, provide her with what she needs to be comfortable, and encourage her to get up as soon as possible. Feed and water should be checked several times a day, and the cow should receive medications as prescribed by the herd veterinarian. “Downed cows on pasture can get hot very quickly,” said Hovingh, “so check them frequently. If you have a black cow and there’s a hot August sun, it might be better to put her in a barn.” When rolling cows back and forth to get them moving, make sure there is ample bedding surrounding the cow. “If you look at the videos that are out there, 99 times out of 100 there’s no bedding around the cow,” said Hovingh. “The consumer reacts to that as much as they do to the downed cow. We can explain a downed cow, and we can explain medication, but if the cow is outside in a wet hole, it’s hard to explain how that benefits the cow.” Hovingh recommends that dairy farms have protocol for euthanasia —

how long to allow before the decision is made, how to evaluate the cow and how the euthanasia will be performed. “It’s a tricky evaluation to make,” Hovingh admits, “but it’s valuable to have a plan in place. There are some situations, like fractures, where you can keep a cow alive for a couple of days. But if you know she isn’t going to be up a few weeks from now, it’s probably better to put her down right away.” Preventing downers is always preferable over having to treat cows that are down. Over-aggressive pulling of calves is one of the primary reasons for downer cows in dairy herds. Hovingh suggests keeping track of cows that require assistance at birth, how much assistance was provided, which employees provided assistance and the time it took the cow to recover after calving. “Have written protocols and try to prevent problems,” said Hovingh. “Monitor what you’re doing to see if you’re getting better or worse.”

NMPF statement on USDA BSE announcement from Jerry Kozak, President and CEO of NMPF America’s dairy farmers are encouraged that the on-going surveillance and inspections performed by federal authorities continue to ensure that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, does not enter the U.S. food supply. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced April 24 that a BSE-infected animal was detected in California, in a dairy cow that was presented at a rendering plant. Three previous cases of BSE have been discovered in the U.S. in the past nine years. Although details about the age and origins of the animal are being withheld pending further investigation, NMPF offered the following points about the issue: • Milk and dairy products do not contain or transmit BSE, and animals

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Cover photo by Jerry Waskiewicz On tour at the Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) community digester in Auburn.

Seward: Vital farm safety program funded CORTLAND, NY — State Senator James L. Seward (R, C, I - Oneonta) on April 23 announced that the 20122013 state budget includes, at his insistence, $100,000 to protect New York farmers through continuation of the highly successful New York Rollover Protection System (ROPS) Rebate Program. “Agriculture is our state’s number one industry. It is vital to our economy and our way of life,” said Senator Seward. “Ensuring our farmers have proper safety equipment is crucial and that is why I have strongly supported the ROPS rebate program since its inception.” Funding for the ROPS rebate program, and other agricultural programs, was left out of the governor’s initial budget proposal. Senator Seward led fellow upstate legislators in fighting to have the funding included in the final state budget. “Despite our state’s economic situation, you cannot put a price tag on the lives of our farmers. In the grand scheme of a $132 billion dollar budget, the ROPS rebate program funding is a small expenditure, but it can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a tractor accident,” added Seward. The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) administers the ROPS program, now in

its sixth year, which has outfitted over 1,000 tractors with the life-saving rollover protection. “Our campaign has increased by tenfold the number of farmers making their tractors safe by retrofitting them with rollover protection systems,” said Dr. John May, director of NYCAMH. “This is important because a farmer’s risk of dying on the job is eight times higher than that of the average American worker.” Tractor overturns are the primary cause of these fatal and permanently crippling injuries. In the event of a rollover, the use of ROPS and a seatbelt reduces the risk of injury by 99 percent. Use of ROPS without a seatbelt is less effective, but still reduces serious injury by 70 percent. Tractors built after 1985 have built-in rollover protection, but many tractors in use today are older than that. “We are grateful to Senator Seward and his colleagues in the state legislature for recognizing the need for this program and their continued support even in difficult financial times,” added Dr. May. “In our region we have been blessed with strong legislative concern for the well-being of New York farmers. This has helped make this life saving program an on-going reality.” “I’ve learned a lot about farming from my dad, including the importance

Senator Seward visits Carroll Farms in Cortland to announce $100,000 in state funding for continuation of the New York Rollover Protection System (ROPS) Rebate Program. From left, Dr. John May, director of NYCAMH; Senator Seward, Mike Carroll and Earl Carroll. Photo courtesy of Senator Seward of safety,” said Mike Carroll of “Farmers deal with countless chalCortland, a third-generation dairy lenges every day. Anything that can be farmer. Both Mike and his father Earl done to ease their financial burden Carroll have utilized the ROPS rebate and enhance farm safety in the program to retrofit older tractors. “I am process has my strong support. I conwell aware of the risks associated with gratulate NYCAMH on their leadership farming and want to do all I can to pro- in this field and stand ready to partner tect myself and anyone else who uti- with them moving forward in keeping lizes the tractors on our farm. While I our New York farms safe and produchave always practiced safe farming, tive,” Seward concluded. Farmers interested in more informaknowing the rollover protection systems are in place provides additional tion should call toll-free 877-ROPSsecurity and peace of mind. I am R4U (877-767-7748) or check on-line extremely thankful that Senator at The rebate amounts Seward and NYCAMH have recognized to 70 percent of the cost of purchasing the importance of providing ROPS at a and installing rollover protection on a tractor, a savings of up to $865. cost farmers can afford.”

Conservation grants awarded to lands trusts statewide tion phase of a multi-year Niagara Escarpment Legacy project intended to protect and restore approximately 320 acres of private and public lands along the Niagara Escarpment. The other will enable the Land Conservancy to complete current condition reports and management plans for two fee-owned properties in preparation for national land trust accreditation. The Conservation Partnership Program grants announced on April 23 will help local land trusts around the state sustain and expand community and landowner outreach, land conservation, stewardship and education programs. The grants will advance regional economic development goals, create land trust jobs and strengthen partnerships with local and state governments while advancing locally supported efforts to preserve farmland, municipal watersheds and green infrastructure around the state. Land trusts will also apply grant funds to prepare for national accreditation, supporting New York land trust commitments to rigorous standards for organizational excellence. “The Conservation Partnership Program grants of $1.4 million demonstrate New York State’s continued commitment to the local land trusts who are dedicated to providing clean air, water, food and places of recreation to the communities they serve. Not only will these investments in land conservation boost property values and protect public health but they will also support local businesses thus

saving tax dollars,” said Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. “I am especially pleased that today’s announcement that 53 nonprofit organizations will receive funds includes both the Western New York Land Conservancy and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo.” Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (DLindenhurst), Chair of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, remarked, “This is a challenging time for homeowners, charities, and businesses across New York State. Empowering local communities through the Conservation Partnership Program is one proven way to give New York’s citizens a voice in their future. It is also an effective way for New York to get the most out of the Environmental Protection Fund. We applaud the work land trusts do on Long Island and across the state and look forward to supporting the program in the coming years.” From Buffalo and Rochester to the Hudson River Valley and Long Island, the State of New York is partnering with strong, local private organizations to protect the natural places New Yorkers cherish and depend on for clean air and water, food, and recreation,” said Rand Wentworth, president of the Land Trust Alliance. “I commend Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for supporting this initiative. At a time when states are watching their budgets carefully, the EPF and the Conservation

Partnership Program are proven, costeffective investments that pay vital dividends for public health and New York’s economy.” Grant awards ranged from $75,000 to $5,000. Land trusts awarded grants include the North Shore Land Alliance, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Columbia Land Conservancy, Finger Lakes Land Trust, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, Genesee Land Trust and Western New York Land Conservancy. Grant funds are intended to assist land trusts in advancing goals set in the New York State’s Open Space Plan and state wildlife action plan. The EPF-funded grants will also support urban open space programs administered by the Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn-Queens Land Trusts, Capital District Community Gardens and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo. The $1.4 million was awarded by region as follows: • Western New York /Finger Lakes/Southern Tier: 10 awards totaling $232,650 • Central New York/Mohawk Valley: 5 awards totaling $80,300 • Northern New York/Adirondacks: 14 awards totaling $257,200 • Capital Region: 14 awards totaling $246,262 • Hudson Valley: 22 awards totaling $456,088 • New York City: 2 awards totaling $100,000 • Long Island: 3 awards totaling $45,000

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Western New York Land Conservancy to leverage state and matching funds for the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project and national accreditation EAST AURORA, NY — Conservation Partnership Program grants totaling $1.4 million were awarded to 53 nonprofit land trusts across the state, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance announced in Rochester on April 23. The grants, funded through New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be matched by a total of $1.2 million in private and local funding. The purpose of the grants is to increase the pace, improve the quality and ensure the permanence of voluntary conservation of private lands, which will result in significant environmental and economic benefits for communities throughout New York. “Through the hard work of New York’s many land trusts, the Conservation Partnership Program continues its important role in improving quality of life by enabling environmental, social and economic improvement projects in urban, rural and suburban settings,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “Land conservation benefits New York’s residents, visitors, environment and economy.” The Western New York Land Conservancy will receive two grants totaling $48,400. Of these, one will enable the Western New York Land Conservancy to begin the implementa-

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Weeds Fight Back The April 18, 2012 issue of Scientific American printed an article with the headline: “Farm group seeks U.S. halt on ‘dangerous’ crop chemicals”. I will try to hit the high spots of this article by writer Cary Gillam, and then make my own observations. Two multinational agricultural companies (who shall remain nameless) lead the pack of global chemical and seed companies seeking to market more genetically altered crops and new herbicides. These crop/chemical packages are designed to counter rapidly spreading herbicide-resistant weeds that are choking millions of acres of U.S. farmland. According to these two corporate giants, the new chemical combinations and new crops that tolerate those chemicals are badly needed by corn, soybean and cotton farmers as weeds increasingly resist glyphosate-based herbicides. According to one corporate level weed scientist, farmers need this new technology. But critics say key ingredients in these new herbicide combinations are 2,4-D and dicamba, and that they are already in the market place. These two herbicides have impacted “non-target” fields because they are hard to keep on target. Wind, heat and humidity can move the chemical particles miles down the road, damaging gardens, crops, trees. Many farms have suffered significant damage recently, even though the chemicals are currently sprayed under tight restrictions. (My comment: 2,4-D was a prime ingredient in two Vietnam War herbicides employed by our military, namely Agents Orange and White, used as jungle

defoliants.) “These are the most dangerous chemicals out there,” said John Bode, a Washington lawyer hired by the Save Our Crops Coalition (SOCC). Bode served as assistant Secretary of Agriculture in the Reagan administration. Unlike many other protestors of new biotech crops, the coalition consists of many grower groups that use and support biotechnology. This is not a biotech complaint, they say, but one focused on the danger of the chemicals to be used with the genetically modified crops. “The danger that 2,4D and dicamba pose is a real threat to crops...nearly every food crop,” said Steve Smith, director of agriculture at Red Gold, the world’s largest canned tomato processor, and a leader of the SOCC. The coalition represents more than 2,000 farmers and groups such as the Indiana Vegetable Growers Association, the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association, and major food processors Seneca and Red Gold. According to Smith, over the last four years, more than $1 million in damages have been filed in lawsuits and insurance claims by Midwest growers who have suffered crop losses caused by 2,4-D and dicamba drifting onto their farms. Those losses would increase with

the new herbicide-tolerant crops, because farmers would then be spraying more of the herbicides and later in the growing season, according to SOCC. In their legal petitions, the group is asking the USDA to conduct an environmental impact study, one addressing the ramifications of releasing a new 2,4-D-tolerant corn that is to be accompanied by a new herbicide mix containing both 2,4-D and glyphosate. SOCC wants a similar environmental impact statement on the dicambaand glyphosate-herbicidetolerant crops being developed by the biotech industry. SOCC also demands that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conduct a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting and appoint advisors to the panel to address herbicide spray drift. The legal petitions are provided for as part of the regulatory process and require a response from the agencies before petitioners can file suit to force a response. The two largest global ag technology companies hope to be able to commercialize, as early as 2013, their 2,4-D-tolerant corn and new 2,4D-based herbicide as the “Enlist Weed Control System”.This plan of attack is a hot button issue for many groups because of high profile problems in the past with 2,4-D, which was a component of Agent Orange defoliant used in Vietnam, as mentioned earlier. A separate petition started by the Center for Food Safety says

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that 2,4-D, will “likely harm people and their children, including farmers, and the environment”, and says that USDA has not properly assessed the impacts of a new 2,4-Dbased crop system. Public relations people from the two un-mentioned corporations insist that the critics’ fears are unwarranted, “because their herbicide formulation does not have the problematic ‘drift’ and volatility problems that other 2,4-D formulations have”. With the older formulations, farms miles away have been impacted when one farmer sprays the new herbicide on his fields. The chemical manufacturers state that as long as farmers use their formulation under manufacturer’s

they specifications, would not have the same problems associated with the classic versions of 2,4-D. In opposition to these corporate biotech enthusiasts, SOCC members say no matter how good the new formulation might be, generic versions of 2,4-D still on the market will be much cheaper and many farmers will use those more volatile versions on the new 2,4-D tolerant crops. What I’ve seen with the ongoing drama of man versus weed is that Mother Nature has tricks up her sleeve. The first time I saw a weed “roll with the punch” was in Frederick County, Maryland in 1976: there agronomists were stymied by triazine-resistant Johnson grass. More recent-

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ly, there’s really not too much that can chemically kill velvet leaf; man-made selection has killed off the “nice guys”. Almost two decades ago Canadian crop people learned that glyphosate-tolerant canola will crossbreed with its Brassica cousin, wild mustard; the gene pie isn’t sliced right down the middle, and the resulting hybrid is essentially a glyphosate-tolerant mustard weed. And the most scary end-run pulled off by Mother Nature makes renegade weeds look like choirboys by comparison. It’s a bacterium spawned by over-use of antibiotics. Medical professionals call it methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The rest of us just call it MRSA.

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A View from Hickory Heights by Ann Swanson Consumer issues As we begin the time known as Consumer Protection Week I reflect on the ways that manufacturers attempt to fool the consumer. Although most of it is not outright fraud, it is deception. Last week I stopped in a local restaurant that I have frequented often. I ordered the salad that is one of my favorites. This time I was able to eat it all because it was not the size that it used to be. There was also much less chicken than there used to be. Of course, the price was the same. I was disappointed with my entree size salad and probably will not order it again. If I order an egg, they have to use an egg. Look around the supermarket as you shop for groceries. The halfgallon package of ice cream that we are all used to buying is now

about a quart and a half or less depending on the manufacturer. The three pound can of coffee now holds about two and a half pounds. Candy bars have shrunk in size, but increased in price. When the grocer says that prices have not been raised, what he really means is that you are paying the same amount for less. Having lived on a dairy farm for years this aggravates me no end. There was no way to cheapen what we produced. A quart of milk still sells as a quart of milk. A half-gallon is still a half gallon. The price has gone up, but you still get the same amount. I also checked packages of butter. It is still being sold by the pound. Cheese still comes in half-pound and pound packages. What does the con-

sumer protection agency say about what is going on? They are being amazingly quiet. They are not commenting on the reduced size packages. They leave it up to the consumer to monitor what is being purchased. While I understand that production costs have increased, I also realize that farmers deal with that as well. They cannot add some water to their product to make it go farther and thus make a greater profit. Rigid inspections make sure that the milk you get is of the best quality possible. Times are tough. The economy is not what it used to be. There are people out of work. People have lost their homes. We have all had to tighten our belts. Then there is the price of gas. That keeps going up and up even if the price of the crude goes down. They intend to make the most money they can during the travel season. Now Congress is passing legislation to force farmers to rethink their

policies about farm labor. Children below a certain age will not be allowed to operate machinery if they have their way. Farmers are well aware of the dangers of farming. They do not put their children in danger. Farm children are taught how to drive and operate equipment early. They are no safer on the end of a shovel than they are on a motorized vehicle. Animals are unpredictable. Farm youngsters are a part of the workforce. That is the only way the farm family manages. Now, I must admit that my children did not operate machinery at a young age. The only reason for that was that the farm was run by two generations. Grandpa, dad, and an uncle operated all of the machines except for the hay elevator. There was no need for the young people to drive. Grandpa had an attitude of “over my dead body” would the children mow or rake hay. I remember how tough it was when he was no longer able to operate equipment.

That one summer he sat beside the hay field while I drove the tractor. If you think that wasn’t stressful for me think again! I remember seeing a political cartoon in the newspaper years ago that predicted the rise in prices for groceries and other products. The cartoon showed a lady wheeling a grocery cart of money into the store and coming out with a couple small bags. The consumer must be diligent these days. We cannot depend on the government to fix everything. As far as I am concerned the government has their hands on all sorts of things that they have no business regulating. We cannot legislate to take care of every problem that arises. We cannot continue the endless handouts. People have to learn how to care for themselves and their families. In many cases you will have less, but that is not all bad. People who grew up when I did worked with what they had. The job my mother had did not bring a huge salary al-

though she worked the full 40 hour work week. My grandmother sewed and knited, giving us clothes to wear. If we had meat for dinner there was no more than one piece each. Grandpa planted a garden. Grandma canned. We all helped keep the expenses down. They say there are still children starving in the United States. That is unfortunate. I am at a loss to say why. The school feeds them breakfast and lunch so things should not be that bad as I look at it as an outsider. There are even summer programs where children can go to be fed. If children cannot afford to pay for their meals they get them free. Consumers beware. You must make the decisions to make sure the paycheck or welfare check goes as far as possible. It is possible to live on quite a meager amount, but you will not have all of the extras. Ann Swanson writes from her home in Russell, PA. Contact at

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Colic and Equine Lipomas by Judy Van Put The loss of a horse is a devastating blow, especially when that horse has been a part of your life for a long time. Such was the case with our red-roan Tennessee Walking Horse mare, Misty. She was the Queen of the Barn — such a good horse that I added the words “Good Girl” to her official name. Misty died on St. Patrick’s Day morning, March 17, after experiencing a sudden onset of upper abdominal pain and being treated for colic the day before. We’d enjoyed Misty’s company for the past dozen or so years, and in that time, the sturdy mare had never colicked or had any health problems, save a discharge several years ago that the veterinarian thought could be due to a slowgrowing tumor. However, despite all of our and our veterinarian’s best efforts, we were not successful in providing a remedy or cure; Misty passed away and we were just grateful that it was a peaceful passing. After consultations with the veterinarian and a few other horse experts, as well as copious research I conducted, we believe that Misty’s colic and ultimate demise came from complications due to a lipoma. Many believe that “Colic” is a disease — and would say that their horse died of colic. But to be correct, the term “colic” is defined by the Merck Veterinary Manual as “abdominal pain.” It explains that over the years ‘colic’ has become a broad term for a variety of conditions that cause the horse to exhibit clinical signs of abdominal pain. The horse has a relatively small stomach compared to its size, just two- to twoand-one-half gallons, and is located on the left side of the abdomen beneath the rib cage. It is equipped with a one-way valve that allows gas and fluid to move into the stomach but not back out; consequently, conditions that impede the normal movement of gases and fluid through the small intestine may

result in severe dilation and even rupture of the stomach. And if a horse rolls to alleviate the pain in his abdomen, his intestines may twist or even rupture, which will result in the death of the horse. In some instances of intestinal twist, surgical intervention may save the horse. Colic may be caused by “excessive gas in the intestinal lumen, obstruction of the intestinal lumen, obstruction of the intestinal lumen and the blood supply to the intestine (strangulating obstruction), interruption of the blood supply to the intestine alone,(nonstrangulating infarction) inflammation of the intestine (enteritis), inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis) erosion of the intestinal lining (ulceration) and ‘unexplained colic.’ In general, horses with strangulating obstructions and certain simple obstructions require emergency abdominal surgery, whereas horses with other types of disease can be treated medically.” This is why it is so important to call your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your horse is exhibiting signs of colic. These signs include “pawing repeatedly with a front foot, looking back at the flank region (or touching the abdominal area with their nose), curling the upper lip and arching the neck, repeatedly raising a rear leg or kicking at the abdomen, lying down, rolling from time to time, sweating, stretching out as if to urinate, straining to defecate, distension of the abdomen, loss of appetite and the decreased number of bowel movements.” The most common cause of colic is excessive gas or intestinal obstruction. This may come from overeating foods such as grain, lush grass, pelleted feed, beet pulp, straw, barley. Some contributing factors may include diseased teeth, inadequate intake of water, and rapid eating. Young horses that are kept on farms without an adequate deworming program can develop colic from the impaction of ascarids,

which should be suspected if the horse is a weanling or yearling, in poor bodily condition and has a recent history of deworming. Masses of these worms in the small intestinal lumen can cause obstruction. Older horses that are not on an adequate deworming program may colic from an overload of worms such as roundworms, bloodworms, tapeworms and bot larvae, ranging from irritation of the lining of the stomach and intestinal walls to blood clots and even rupture. If a horse dies from colic, it may be too difficult to determine what the cause of the colic was that resulted in the horse’s death without a necropsy (autopsy). However, in Misty’s case, taking into account all of the above and knowing her so well, we believe the cause of her colic was due to a “pedunculated” or strangling lipoma (fatty tumor.) Colic due to pendunculated lipomas occur in horses greater than 10 years of age. A horse can have a lipoma for years without having any problems; however, if the lipoma developes a stalk or pedicle, it becomes suspended from the mesentery (supporting membrane) and becomes wrapped around a seg-

ment of the intestine, and interferes with the blood supply. The lipoma frequently forms a knot with the pedicle or stalk, and actually shuts off or strangulates that segment of the intestine. Clinical signs of colic occur; and unfortunately the only hope of recovery is surgery — if diagnosed early enough. If surgery is not performed until signs of cardiovascular deterioration is present (in Misty’s case, her consistently rapid heartbeat) the prognosis is poor. Due to her advanced age (27) we felt surgery was not an option. Again, should your horse begin to exhibit signs of colic, it is imperative to call your veterinarian. In many cases, the administration of medications and steps taken such as walking your horse may be successful — but if left untended, even a simple colic can become complicated and result in the death of the horse. Be sure to keep your horse on a deworming program, watch his intake of feed and especially new grass, and be aware of your horse’s medical history and overall physical condition and daily habits in order to keep him healthy, safe and sound.


Lee Van Put riding Misty Good Girl - our dependable "Go To" horse - at age 27, just two days prior to her passing. Photo by Judy Van Put


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150th anniversary of Lincoln’s legacy to agriculture by Stewart Truelsen Biographers and historians have written more about Abraham Lincoln than any other American president but never seem to pay much attention to his influence on American agriculture. If they are ever going to recognize his contributions, this would be an appropriate time. One-hundred fifty years ago in 1862, the 37th Congress passed, and the president signed, three laws of great importance to agriculture. They were an act to establish a Department of Agriculture, the Homestead Act and the Morrill Land-Grant Act. The department did not immediately attain cabinet level status; that came more than two

decades later. It was Lincoln who referred to the Department of Agriculture as “The People’s Department.” He undoubtedly called it that because half of the nation’s people were farmers. Recently the term has been misused by some to try to subordinate the needs of farmers and ranchers. Before becoming president, Lincoln told a farm audience in Milwaukee, WI, that farmers were neither better nor worse than other people, and added, “But farmers being the most numerous class, it follows that their interest is the largest interest.” The Homestead Act to open up the West had been a platform plank of the fledgling Republican Party. It allowed a

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NCBA statement on USDA announcement regarding positive BSE test result WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 24, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Health and Well-being Committee Chairman Tom Talbot issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) confirmation of an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow in central California. “USDA confirmed this afternoon a positive test result as part of its targeted surveillance program to test cattle for BSE. USDA has confirmed this dairy animal was discovered at a rendering facility and was never presented for human consumption and poses zero risk to human health. The bottom line remains the same — all U.S. beef is safe. “America’s cattle producers’ top priority is raising healthy cattle. As such, the U.S. beef community has collaborated with and worked with animal health experts and government to put in place multiple interlocking safeguards over the past two decades to prevent BSE from taking hold in the United States. This effort was recognized in May 2007 when the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the leading international body for animal health, formally classified the United States as a controlled risk country for BSE. The controlled risk classification recognizes that U.S. regulatory controls are effective and that U.S fresh beef and beef products from cattle of all ages are safe and can be safely traded due to our interlocking safeguards. “USDA’s ongoing BSE surveillance program tests approximately 40,000 high-risk cattle annually, bringing the total of tested animals to more than 1 million since the program began. BSE is fast approaching eradication worldwide. According to USDA, there were only 29 cases of BSE worldwide in 2011, which is a 99 percent reduction since the peak in 1992 of more than 37,300 cases. “We commend USDA and animal health experts for effectively identifying and eliminating the potential risks associated with BSE.”

citizen to file for 160 acres of public land. All he had to do was pay a nominal fee, improve the land and settle there for five years. The Morrill Act gave the states federal lands to establish land-grant colleges which formed a higher education framework for the nation and became centers of agricultural learning. After the Civil War, the act was extended to the Southern states. Lincoln was raised on the frontier by parents who had limited suc-

cess farming. He understood the importance of farmers obtaining knowledge to farm better. In fact, Lincoln thought farming was an ideal occupation for the “combination of labor with cultivated thought.” “Every blade of grass is a study;” he said, “and to produce two where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.” Those feelings still ring true with farmers today. If Lincoln needed another reason for the federal government to

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Forage Sorghum, Sorghum Sudangrass, Sudangrass? by Scott Rushe, Seedway Forage Market Development Manager According to the third addition of Southern Forages by Drs. Don Ball, Carl Hoveland, and Garry Lacefield, “Sorghum-Sudan Hybrids and Sudangrass major uses are pasture, hay, and silage, having high quality if harvested at immature stage” and they are “difficult to make hay because of thick stems.” “Management requires high stocking rates, preferably grazed rotationally, to utilize rapid growth and maintain high quality. Thinstemmed varieties recover more rapidly after cutting or grazing than thick-stemmed varieties.” While most people are familiar with the

benefits of a good summer annual program for forages, the tendency has been focused on using products that provide high tonnage and rapid growth. Depending upon growing conditions, Sorghum-Sudangrasses can provide 5-7 tons of dry matter yield per acre, during a time of year when cool season grasses are not producing at adequate levels. Sorghums and Sudangrasses should be seeded after soil temperatures reach 60-65 degrees F. Depending upon location, this should be around May 1st. Successful plantings may be accomplished with drill or broadcasted and then culti-packed. A well prepared seed bed (firm) is highly recommended. Seeding rates vary de-

pending upon variety with Sorghum-Sudangrasses typically in the 50-75 pounds/acre range and Sudangrass varieties seeded in the 25-40 pounds/acre range. Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.5, and seed should be planted 1/2 to 1 inch in depth. Optimum forage production of Sudangrasses and Sorghum-Sudangrasses should be based upon current soil test fertility requirements. Apply sufficient Nitrogen (50-75 pounds/acre) at planting to insure establishment and stimulate plant development. An additional 40-50 pounds of N after each harvest will help reach optimum growth and production, but be careful to avoid over fertilization of N

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silages are 15-20 percent lower in available energy than corn silage. Grazing management will improve animal performance. The use of brown midrib (BMR) Sudangrasses and SorghumSudangrasses will improve animal intake with less lignin in the plant, thus making it more palatable. The combination of the BMR trait, as well as the smaller stems of Sudangrasses (when compared to SorghumSudangrasses and Forage Sorghum) has made BMR Sudangrass a desirable hay crop as well as grazing crop. Relative Feed Value (RFV) ranges between 75-110 for most Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass species, but timing of grazing or harvest can adversely affect the quality. Sudangrasses mature earlier than Sorghum-Sudangrasses, so good management practices should be implemented to achieve optimum results. Higher yields (by weight) can be achieved if plants are allowed to reach maturity, but quality of feed decreases as maturity increases. Higher yields or higher feed value, or perhaps a combination of the two? Scott Rushe can be reached at 814-2802451 or e-mail

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young plants, therefore it is not recommended to graze or cut for green chop until the plant is approximately 20 inches tall (this also applies to young re-growth in pastures). In addition, do not graze or green chop for 10 days after a killing frost. Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass hybrids may be grazed any time after the plant has reached a height of 20 inches, usually 4-5 weeks after planting. For best results, it should be grazed with a heavy stocking rate (6 or more animals per acre) to remove forage down to approximately 6 inches in a few days. Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass will grow rapidly when the cattle are removed, and if the grazing period is short, cattle will be less likely to graze re-growth that is high in prussic acid. When planting any of the Sudangrasses or Sorghum-Sudangrasses for grazing, it’s best to stagger plantings about 2-3 weeks apart in order to stagger maturities and make grazing management easier. According to University studies, Sudangrass grazed early in its vegetative stage contains as much available energy as corn silage and considerably more protein, however mature Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass

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~ STUD 097 ~ CRV Holding B.V. P.O. Box 454 Arnhem 6800 AL •The Netherlands 31-26-3898522 Fax: 31-26-3898591

New crop of sires bountiful at CRV The April 2012 sire evaluations proved most bountiful for CRV. The addition of 11 InSire genomically selected bulls adds a whole crew of genetics to be harvested for U.S. and global dairy producers. Sires specialized with increasing milk solids, improving health and fertility, and functional type are the main fields of expertise. Leading out the new additions for CRV is MASTER (M-O-M x Shottle). This bull hails from the prestigious Windsor Manor Farms in Maryland with well-known brood cow, Windsor Manor Rud Zip EX-95 4E as his granddam. MASTER keeps his family tradition strong by offering high type, production and components. He is also our highest GTPI bull this proof run at +2353. This bull is an all-arounder that will create great daughters. BARROW is a well-rounded, outcross bull. This Bowser x Jeeves sire comes from a very unique cow family out of Richmond Farms in New York. His dam scored VG as a two year old and produced over 27,000 pounds M that same year, maintaining the integrity of the family line. With a solid UDC and extremely good udder linear, BARROW will be able to create tremendous udders. He also scores well in health traits with a +2.73 SCS, +6.1 PL and is calving ease.

Another high UDC bull, TABOR is sure to create outstanding udders. A Trigger x Jet Stream, he also posts an outstanding PTAT at +2.65. TABOR’s maternal line traces back to the brood cow, Horststyle Patron Mandy EX-93. Beyond his excellent conformation, TABOR still proves to be functional with a +1.3 DPR, +6.2 PL and a Temperament breeding value of 107, meaning daughters will be well-mannered. Our first Freddie son, JEPSEN (Freddie x Ramos) has a lot to offer producers being our Cheese Merit specialist at $717. Deep in JEPSEN’s cow family is the highly recognized Morningview Converse Judy EX-93 brood cow. A product of Dan Weigel’s breeding, the same herd as Katana, JEPSEN touts a superior DPR at +1.4 and is calving ease. Expect good production from these daughters with +1448 Milk and positive Fat and Protein Percentages. SIREN (Observer x Auden) excels in milk production at a score +1614 PTAM and over 100 pounds combined solids. He ranks among the top in the InSire line up for this trait. Even with this high production potential, he sires good SCS at 2.82. SIREN hails from My Ladys Manor Farm in Maryland. For those looking for a balanced conformation traits, and good FLC

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While U.S. soybean farmers plant, their Checkoff prepares for future As they get their own crops in the ground, the farmer-directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff will also be busy planning the activities for fiscal year 2013 — each designed explicitly to maximize the profit opportunities of their fellow U.S. soybean farmers. That means carefully investing the funds that U.S. soybean farmers entrust them with each year. “My fellow 68 soybean farmers and I who serve on USB invest these funds as if we’re standing alongside our families and our neighbors, whose trust we treasure,” says USB Chair Vanessa Kummer, a soybean farmer from Colfax, ND, “Every day, with every checkoff activity, we work to keep that trust. And U.S. soybean farmers should expect no less.” Each activity USB funds — from investing in research to protect and increase yields, to expanding markets for U.S. soy exports abroad, and more — include explicit objectives, strategies and, most importantly, performance measurements subject to the review and approval of the entire farmer-driven board, as well as of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The federal law creating the soy checkoff also requires that a set percentage of all checkoff funds collected be invested to audit and evaluate programs and

projects each year by a panel of USB farmer-directors that make up USB’s Audit & Evaluation (A&E) program. The law also requires USB to engage an objective third party every five years to measure the return on investment (ROI) that U.S. soybean farmers receive in exchange for their national-checkoff dollar. The last ROI study, conducted in 2009 by Texas A&M University, found that U.S. soybean farmers see a net return of $6.40 for each checkoff dollar invested. The rigorous checks and balances of the national soy checkoff do not stop there. The federal law that created the soy checkoff in 1990 requires USB to ensure that all soy checkoff funds are used in accordance with federal law, including the funds invested by the 31 Qualified State Soybean Boards. So, the farmers who run USB’s A&E program work with an independent compliance coordinator dedicated to this purpose. “Our fiscal year begins Oct. 1, 2012, and we’re kicking into heavy planning for the future,” says Kummer. “As usual, our official mission will be at the center of our work: to maximize the profit opportunities of all U.S. soybean farmers, complying with the federal law that created the soy checkoff.”

and UDC, HERBST (Trigger x Goldwyn) is your bull. He is a new son from the proven TPI superstar, Trigger. HERBST passes on high component percentages from his dam, GilGar Goldwyn Saturday, who made 1226 pounds F as a 2 year old. Out of all the InSires, he is top for Udder Health at 107, making him a total package for those looking for balanced animals. TOM (Man-O-Man x Mac), is the ideal combination between health and components. With extreme component percentages at .15 percent F and .10 percent P, he is the perfect bull for producers who sell to a cheese market. TOM touts an impressive +1.7 DPR and is calving ease, for use on heifers. NICODEMUS is a solid conformation Super son from a very sound Goldwyn dam. As a two year old she scored VG-87 and produced 1110 pounds F on 2X. He ranks over +1.50 for PTAT, UDC and FLC, creating functional daughters. NICODEMUS also excels at SCS, allowing him to improve producers’ somatic cell counts. Behind this exciting young bull, is the brood cow, Sher-Mar Highmark Hiawatha EX-94. MELBOURNE (Sebastian x Shottle) comes from two generations of dams with lactations over 30,000 pounds M on two times a day. This should be no surprise as he is from the same

cow family that produced Veazland Marion — a top PTA Milk bull in his day. MELBOURNE couples good milk production with high solids, for an overall balanced production proof. In addition, this bull posts a solid FLC of +2.97, making him one our best for feet and legs. Component and health bull, GRAHAM (Trigger x Goldwyn), greatly improves both fat and protein percentages in his daughters. Across all the health and management traits, GRAHAM does incredibly well, excelling the most in SCS at +2.67. His dam from Welcome Stock Farm in New York, is scored VG-88 with an EX Mammary. Rounding out the new InSire bulls, is a bull named SU (Jeeves x Goldwyn). He is a late Jeeves son with two generations of dams producing over 30,000 pounds M as 2 year olds. His dam produced 1570 pounds P right out of the gates. SU is an all around, balanced bull and excels most in health traits, specifically DPR and calving ease. When traced back, SU hails from the same cow family as Regancrest Barbie, but was the branch developed at De-Su Farms in Iowa. To learn more about CRV, it’s people, or products in your area, please visit or give us a call at 800-400-crv4all.

Why use Normande Genetics in your program Low input and high output For several centuries, farmers from Normandy have developed this exceptional breed on the pastures of Northwestern France. Raised on rough forage, the Normande is very well known for quality in both the dairy and beef productions. Normande milk components are the best for making cheese. Carcass yield and marbling are superior. The Normande is the quintessential cow: unlike specialized breeds, it has preserved hardiness and breeding qualities, such as fertility, calving ease, feed and legs conformation, feed conversion and genetic diversity. The Normande demonstrates that milk production can be accomplished without losing essential breeding qualities. We are pleased to introduce you to this unique genetics, a perfect fit for the new needs of dairy genetics. The trouble-free cow: fertility, hardiness and disposition Long cold damp winters and simple forage diets have prepared Normandes for the worst. Today Normandes spread from Canada to the tropics. Because the Normande has not been selected solely on one character, it has retained exceptional qualities usually lost by specialized breeds, such as fertility, calving ease, excellent feet and legs and overall hardiness. Its thick curly winter hair insures a good protection against the cold, while eye rings are effective against the sun in the summer. The breed also shows remarkable docility. In addition, Normande presents exceptional feed conversion rates continually improved with ongoing selection. Finally, raised on grass for centuries, the Normande shows outstanding grazing ability. 300,000 cows on test The Normande Herd-Book was founded in 1883. Today there are approximately 1 million cows in France of which 300,000 are milk recorded. Using both progeny testing and genomics, the breed is improving its traits on a regular basis. The selection model is unique in the world for

its balance between breeding qualities and milk production, and yet permits regular genetic progress for both milk quantity and solids percentage. Normande breeders from around the world can therefore be assured that exceptional bulls will keep coming year after year. The best suited milk for cheese Normande cows on high forage feeding systems average between 15,000 and 18,000 lbs of milk per lactation at 3.6 percent protein and 4.4 percent fat. Many cows produce more than 22,000 pounds and some reach 30,000 pounds. These results do not reflect the genetic originality of the breed: more than 90 percent of the individuals carry the B Kappa Caseine gene. The levels of casein beta and kappa in the milk are known to improve the curdling quality of the milk for cheese manufacturing (speed and firmness of gel). In addition, Normande milk presents favorable calcium/phosphate ratio and casein miscella of small diameter, all of which result in yields of cheese 15 to 20 percent higher depending on the type of fabrication. In France, the Normande is associated with such famous cheeses as Camembert, Pont-Lévêque and Livarot. As today’s dairy industry and market trends strongly favor cheese manufacturing, one can see the immediate benefit of having Normande milk in the tank. Ideal for crossbreeding From Vermont to California and Texas, dairy farmers are increasingly deciding to cross their cows with Normande. Beyond hybrid vigor, they hope to make up for the lost breeding qualities, and especially fertility and strength, that specialized breeds may lack sometimes. Studies conducted in California have shown that Normande x Holstein crosses have a lifetime profit that is 16 to 26 percent higher than purebred Holsteins. In addition, inbreeding is becoming a bigger issue for U.S. dairy breeds and constitutes another reason for crossbreeding in the dairy industry. Because of its combination of fitness,

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swers. The market is more and more concerned with quality, while the production side is more than ever concerned with overall efficiency rather than quantity. The Normande brings you the genes you need for a high ouput/low input mode of operation.

The Normande, such as Vampineau Binette, brings you the genes you need for a high ouput/low input mode of operation. Photo courtesy of Normande Genetics

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fertility and components, the Normande is well positioned to play a major role in any breeding program involving rotational crossing. Today’s realities are different from yesterday’s. Our new global economy asks for creative and innovative an-


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xls. Looking “back to the futures;” after factoring in the announced Class III milk prices and the remaining futures settlements, the average Class III milk price for the first six months of 2012 stood at $15.65 on March 2 and $15.83 on April 6. The last half of 2012 was averaging $16.20 on March 2, $16.52 on April 5, $16.26 on April 13 and was trading around $15.96 late morning April 20. Cash dairy product prices didn’t see a lot of changes the third week of April as it awaited Thursday afternoon’s Milk production report. Block cheese closed that Friday at $1.5275 per pound, up 4 cents on the week, but 7 1/4-cents below a year ago. Barrel held at $1.46. Thirty one cars of barrel traded hands on the week and no blocks. The Ag Market Service (AMS) National Dairy Products Sales Report (NDPSR) had the blocks averaging $1.5190, down 2.4 cents from the previous week, while the barrels averaged $1.5108, down 3 cents. Increased milk supplies across the country continue to push cheese production, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News. Many plants are operating at or near capacity. Some milk is being offered to cheese plants at a discount. Cheese inventories are building, but export sales helped to move some of the excess. Cash butter closed at $1.4125, down 1 1/4cents and 58 3/4-cents below a year ago. Four cars sold. AMS-surveyed butter averaged $1.4481, down 2.7 cents. Churning schedules across the country have been very active but have slowed somewhat. Class II cream demand has declined considerably from the weeks prior to Easter. Most handlers anticipated the decline but were also hopeful that Class II ice cream needs might absorb a good portion of the cream. It appears that some ice cream output continues, but not at a pace that would readily absorb available cream vol-

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umes. Many ice cream producers indicate that their production lines are often running heavier than usual for this time of the season but

very favorable temperatures and weather has encouraged ice cream and soft service consumption. Butter orders slowed the week after

Easter as buyers assessed their holiday carryover before returning to the market. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday

at $1.1675, down 2 1/2-cents on the week, while Extra Grade closed at $1.1275, down 5 1/2-cents. Milk production continues to build in the East and Central regions of the nation, according to USDA. California and the Pacific Northwest saw steady to slightly higher milk supplies. Arizona and Florida are the only states to have declining production, having reached their seasonal peak. Fluid milk sales are mostly steady and “continue to underperform compared to year ago,” USDA says. Processing capacity is being stretched nationwide to handle the increases in the milk supply. Numerous plants have to take on the costly task of shipping milk and components to out of state and/or out of region plants with available capacity. This month’s Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook says February cow numbers were higher than anticipated “in light of mediocre producer returns and relatively high cow slaughter the last two quarters.” A reduction in herd size is expected late this year but the decline is projected to be less than expected last month. As a re-

sult, 2012 cow numbers were raised slightly from last month to 9.2 million. Corn prices were forecast at $6.00-$6.40 per bushel in 2011/12, a narrowing of the price range by 10 cents on each end. Soybean meal prices were projected higher this month at $335-$355 per ton. This slightly more adverse feed outlook for producers, combined with higher cull cow prices and lower milk prices over the course of the year, is likely to lead to lower cow numbers by yearend, USDA says. Production per cow was raised again in April as the February Milk Production report indicated higher milk per cow than previously expected. Ideal weather in most of the U.S. likely contributed to cow performance, thus production per cow is likely to remain above trend this year and the heavy slaughter that has removed marginal producers from the herd. Annual production per cow in April is forecast at 21,825 pounds for 2012. February fluid sales totaled 4.3 billion pounds up 0.2 percent from February 2011 however, after adjusting for calendar composition, sales were down 3.4 percent. Estimated sales of total conventional fluid milk products decreased 0.2 percent while total organic fluid milk products sales increased 11.2 percent. The direction of dairy policy, production and prices remain uncertain as we move into the second quarter of 2012, but one area that has remained fairly steady so far this year is dairy

trade. DPW’s Dave Natzke reviewed the latest USDA trade estimates in Friday’s DairyLine, saying that “February might have been a shorter month, but you couldn’t tell it by the monthly dairy product and dairy cattle export estimates from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.” Valued at $437 million, February U.S. dairy exports topped $400 million for the 12th consecutive month. Exports were up 3 percent from January, he said, and 11 percent more than February a year ago. Through the first five months of fiscal year 2012, exports have topped $2.1 billion and, when compared to imports valued at about $1.3 billion, the dairy trade surplus for the October-February period was more than $800 million, according to Natzke. On a milk solids basis, February U.S. dairy exports were equivalent to 12.6 percent of U.S. production, the 23rd straight month exports averaged 12 to 15 percent of output, while imports equaled just 3 percent of February production. U.S. dairy export volumes improved slightly in February, boosted by continued strong sales of powder and cheese which offset some weakness in dry whey and butterfat sales, keeping overall volume up about 1 percent from a year ago. U.S. female dairy cattle also remain in strong demand, according to Natzke, with February exports topping 6,000 head for the fourth time in five months. At nearly 11,000 head so far this year, female dairy cattle exports

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Announcing 2012 Small Dairy Field Days! A series to highlight creative strategies on family dairies to take place between May 9-July 11. Are you interested in how small dairy farms across New York are improving profitability, sustainability, and quality of life? Whether you are a farmer, educator, homesteader, or just curious, the Cornell Small Farms Program has teamed up with educators and dairy producers to offer you a series of idea-generating on-farm field days. Topics include everything from incorporating new value added products to improving nutrition to producing on-farm biodiesel. These small dairies vary in location, but share a common size; each farm milks between 35 to 75 head. The field day series is free and open to all. See below for locations and descriptions. Please pre-register by contacting the educator host for the field day. For more information, visit /2012/04/24/announcing-2012small-dairy-field-days/ Hope to see you there! Fingerlakes, Steuben County Barley Fodder Feeding for Organic Dairies: Sprouting Small Grains to Increase Benefits — May 9, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Be-A-Blessing Organic Dairy, 1553 Heselton Gully Road, Whitesville, NY 14897.

John and Tammy Stoltzfus will host Barley Fodder Feeding for Organic Dairies: Sprouting Small Grains to Increase Benefits. We will be going over the technique of sprouting small grains to not only increase their nutritional benefits but also to reduce the negative effects of feeding grains to ruminants. Scheduled Speakers will include Jerry Brunnetti and Veterinarian Silvia Abel-Caines, DVM. Both are proponents of Small Grain Fodder Feeding. The Stoltzfus’ have perfected the sprouting room on their dairy to produce enough to feed their 40 cows. To register, contact Fay Benson at 607-745-3807 or Catskills, Delaware County Adding Income Streams to a Small Dairy — June 8, Time TBA. DelRose Farm. 9635 Co. Hwy. 18, Bloomville, NY. Ernest and Barbara Hanselman will present Adding Income Streams to a Small Dairy. The Hanselmans milk 75 Registered Holsteins and Brown Swiss in the fertile valley of the Delaware River. They have been in the dairy business for over 30 years and have gradually added enterprises that diversify the farm into various income streams. They will discuss making the best use of onfarm resources and trends to create a diversity of income streams that

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Mielke from A18 cheese manufacturers, compared to their competitors around the country, have enjoyed a discount, courtesy the CDFA, of more than $38,000,000 per month on the milk they’ve bought in the seven months since CDFA “fixed” the Class 4b formula (that’s about $266 million since September!).” “That,” says MPC “Came directly at the expense of the roughly 1,700 dairy farmers who desperately need all the revenue available in order to operate in our current high-cost economic environment. While it is coming far too late, a hearing has been scheduled by CDFA on May 31-June 1 to reexamine the issue.” Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 16 requests for export assistance this week to sell a total of 1.82 million pounds of cheese and 1.1 million pounds of butter to customers in

Asia, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered through September and raised CWT’s 2012 cheese exports to 43.4 million pounds plus 38.5 million of butter. Speaking of the world market; FC Stone’s April 18 eDairy Morning Executive Edition reported that the April 17 Global Dairy Trade Auction (GDT) saw prices for anhydrous milkfat prices fall 6.9 percent, compared to the April 3 auction. Skim milk powder was down 7.6 percent and whole milk powder plunged 11 percent. Cheddar cheese fell 15 percent for June and 2.1 percent for July-September, for an average drop of 12.1 percent. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks cautioned that the GDT numbers are contracts for future delivery rather than for spot transactions.

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are running ahead of last year’s record pace, in which 74,000 cattle were exported. One thing that has changed, he said, is where the cattle are headed. So far this year, Russia is the leading market for U.S. dairy heifers, moving ahead of last year’s leader, Turkey. In dairy politics; seven months ago, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) updated its Class 4b pricing formula after a twoday hearing last summer. Since that formula was put in place (September 2011), the Milk Producers Council (MPC) reports that the California Class 4b milk price has trailed the Federal order Class III price by an average $2.57 per hundredweight. “In that time,” says MPC, “California’s dairy farmers sold an average of about 1.5 billion pounds of milk per month to our cheese plants. Using those numbers, our California

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Effort to help spur job creation – strengthen farm families Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R, C, I Schoharie) was joined by State Senator Stephen Saland and United States Congressman Chris Gibson to announce the conversion of a vacant factory in the Town of Livingston, Columbia County, into the first phase of development of Hudson Valley Creamery to process French gourmet cheeses. The project has been a high priority for the coalition which sees agriculture as key to bringing New York State out of its recession. Assemblyman Lopez, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Assembly’s Food, Farm and Nutrition Task Force, said, “Hudson Valley Creamery has made a deliberate commitment to producing and marketing in the region and across the United States. Along with reusing a formerly empty building and creating new jobs, this project brings the promise of partnering with local family farms to bring more nutritious, affordable, food products to our tables.” Supporting New York State’s farmers and food producers has been a top priority for Assemblyman Lopez,

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Ag committee advances reconciliation proposal WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 18, the House Agriculture Committee advanced, by voice vote, the proposal to satisfy reconciliation instructions required by House Concurrent Resolution 112. Instructions included making policy changes that resulted in one, five, and 10 year saving estimates of $7.7 billion, $19.7 billion, and $33.2 billion, respectively. The proposal achieves these savings by making common sense reforms in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program. Over the last 10 years, the cost of the SNAP program has grown 270 percent. The Committee proposed clos-

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nent for the finest goat cheeses.” Both state legislators, the congressman and the investors also worked very closely with Columbia County and its economic development organization, the Columbia Economic Development Corporation, on development of Hudson Valley Creamery as well as with the Town of Livingston. The project has garnered significant statewide attention from Governor Cuomo’s office and from Kenneth Adams, President, CEO and Commissioner of Empire State Development (ESD), the state’s lead economic development agency. Funds for this project were channeled through New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), using federal Community Development Block Grant monies, and awarded through the Housing Trust Fund Corporation. Recently, 15 awards were made through HCR, totaling $4.2 million statewide,

which drives as much as $64 million in private investment. Hudson Valley Creamery will use the $300,000 grant to further assist their startup, which has already seen more than $2 million in private investment. The company has completed phase 1 of their start-up, which included the conversion of their new state-ofthe-art cheese producing and packaging plant, housed in the site formerly abandoned by Entenmann’s over a decade ago. During phase 1, the company created 25 full-time jobs to produce and package artisan cheeses. Hudson Valley

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From left, Little International Chair Courtney Cowden; Amy Kraus, fitting champion in horse; Tiffany Mosier, champion showman in swine; Kara Riccioni, champion showman in sheep; Julia White, overall reserve champion; Nick Britt, overall grand champion; Brooke Milbrandt, champion fitter in beef; Suzy Black, champion fitter in sheep; Erica Marshall, champion fitter in swine; and Ethan Whiteside, assistant 2012 Chair.

cent events on his own farm. At the Little “I,” students exhibited livestock they had worked with for up to four weeks in horse, sheep, beef and swine classes. They were judged on fitting and showing abilities. The day began with the horse and sheep shows, in which Julia White, Pittsburgh, PA, took showmanship champion and Amy Kraus, Independence Township, PA, merited fitting champion. Kara Riccioni, Frenchtown, NJ, earned sheep champion showman and Suzy Black, Dysart, PA, received sheep champion fitter. Following the morning shows, the beef heifers and swine took the ring, ending with Nick Britt, Gasport, NY, taking champion showman in beef with Brooke Milbrandt, Lewis Run, PA, capturing champion fitter. Tiffany Mosier, Saegertown, PA, received champion showman in swine with Erica Marshall, Greencastle, PA, earned champion fitter. Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences Dr. Bruce McPheron also was present and shared inspiring words with the crowd about the promise students, who are the future of the food supply, make by receiving an education fueled not only by the classroom, but through hands-on experiences such as the day’s events. Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences, commended the students for their hard work in preparing for the

Little “I,” and in carrying on the 95year-old tradition. This year’s Outstanding Alumnus, Jana Malot, Harrisonville, PA; Block and Bridle President Dustin Dreyfuss; and the Little International Chair Courtney Cowden, each expressed gratitude for the commitment students had made to make this year’s Little “I” the best yet. Cowden, Prosperity, PA, stated, “We were honored to have President Erickson at the 95th Little International and pleased to know how supportive he is of the students interested in agriculture. It was great to have him present at an event that truly showcases the hard work of so many students.” The day culminated in the competition awaited by all: the Round Robin competition. Round Robin requires each Champion and Reserve Champion showman to exhibit all four of the livestock species to demonstrate their true expertise as a master livestock showman. After a grueling four rounds, the Overall Little International Champions were announced with Nick Britt from the heifer show taking Grand Champion and Julia White from the horse show capturing Reserve Champion. Students and their families attended a banquet afterwards to celebrate their achievements and look back on a year of hard work and fond memories made in the Penn State Block and Bridle Club.

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson, second from left, spoke with the crowd attending the Little International. From left are Little “I” Chair Courtney Cowden, Erickson, Dean Bruce McPheron and Outstanding Alumnus Jana Malot.

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Leaders at the Little International included, from left: Dustin Dreyfuss, Block and Bridle Club president; Courtney Cowden, Little “I” Chair; Penn State University President Rodney Erickson; Outstanding Alumnus Jana Malot; Head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science Dr. Terry Etherton; and Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences Dr. Bruce McPheron.

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Newsletter of Penn Dutch Cow Care by Hubert J. Karreman Hi Folks, It looks like it’s an early grazing year, at least earlier than average. I’d like to cover the grazing topic one time real well before the new season gets going, since I’m passionate about good grazing and seeing pasture land used efficiently and profitably. How do we know how much green, growing mass of edible plants are there for the animals once they arrive in a pasture field? Is there as much as you think? Or might there actually be more? Or possibly less than you thought? How will you really know? The question is this: are you providing the right amount of pasture space to match what the paper ration says that they are eating in pasture? Are you possibly giving them more space than what is needed — and therefore cheating yourself out of important pasture intake? Instead of guessing or giving some repeating amount of new area as you unwind the poly wire, how about placing the poly wire so you actually are giving the cows the right amount of space to match the planned dry matter intake? So, how can we know how much pasture is actually out there — in real time, right now? It’s pretty simple actually. You need three basic things: 10 minutes once a week, a small batterypowered digital scale ($50) and a collapsible yard stick with sides of one foot each ($5). Using these, you can become an excellent manager of your land and grazing cattle. Without these, you may be giving them too much space and wasting your forage resources. How do I know this? By having clipped some 125 pasture samples and sizing paddocks in 2010, I found it doesn’t take much more than a small part of an acre for a 50 cow herd to meet the 30 percent dry matter intake required. How can you do this for yourself?? Identify a field where the herd

will be for the week ahead and scout the standing vegetation — then pick one average spot which the cows will graze. Next, outline one square foot of the standing pasture by placing your collapsible yard stick on the ground. Clip this one square foot sample down to about 3-4 inches (since you don’t want to graze the stand any shorter). Now weigh the sample, in ounces, on your digital scale. Next, multiply by .20 to figure much dry matter is there in that one square foot sample (since green growing plants contain basically 80 percent water). To then see how much dry matter is available in one acre worth of that sample you just clipped, multiply by 2850. The herd will not consume all of that, however, since they will trample some of it, urinate on parts and drop manure in some places — this is called refusal. Fortunately, the NRCS has done studies that show cows moved onto new paddocks every 24 hours will utilize 80 percent of what is given to them (refuse 20 percent). Since good graziers move their cows every 12-24 hours, this 80 percent utilization is figured by multiplying the first answer by .80. So the entire calculation is: weight of fresh sample in ounces x .20 = dry weight of sample; x 2850 = dry weight of an acre of the sample; x .80 = weight of an acre that’s available to utilize. Now we can figure out what size paddock we will need for a herd of animals. It is safe to say that organic cows weighing about 1200 pounds will, on average, need about 45 pounds of dry feed per day (regardless if stored feed, fresh pasture or cardboard). And for this example, let’s exceed the organic minimum of 30 percent intake from pasture just a little, so let’s shoot for 33 percent (1/3) of their daily intake to come from pasture. Since 33 percent of

45 pounds is 15 pounds, then one cow will need 15 pounds from pasture for the day. Now say we have an acre of standing vegetation which we find to be 2000 pounds in dry weight from our clipping and quick calculation done right there in the field. Now take into account the 80 percent utilization rate. So in this example, a 2000 pound field stand will provide 1600 pounds to a herd grazing it. (2000 pounds x .80) Since we figured one cow needs 15 pounds from pasture to get 33 percent dry matter intake, then that one cow put into that field of 1600 pound needs only .009 acres of that stand (15 pounds/1600 pounds = .009). Multiply that one cow by 50 cows (the herd) and 0.45 acres of that stand will be needed for 24 hours. And if the herd is moved up every 12 hours, they will need just 0.225 acre of that stand — for the entire herd. That’s not even a quarter acre every 12 hours for an entire 50 cow herd! Now imagine if you had been moving up the same 50 cows to a new acre of that same stand every 12 hours but you actually only needed to provide .225 ac to get the 33 percent — I would say that you should’ve given yourself more dry matter intake credit than you did. You could have potentially saved standing vegetation for later use — either for more grazing or harvesting it for stored feed. By not truly knowing what was out there,

you either didn’t take enough credit for actually pasture intake and/or you were going through pasture at a faster rate than you needed to. Now, let’s look at that same 1600 pound pasture stand from a different angle. Now let’s say the paper ration shows they’re getting 60 percent dry matter from the field. What size paddock would that same 50 cow herd need now? Take the same 45 pounds dry matter intake that one cow needs in a day (from whatever source — green grass to cardboard) but now multiply that by 60 percent to account for the new intake from pasture. One cow will now need to consume 28.8 pounds from pasture (versus the 15 pounds as shown earlier). Next, we again divide the pounds from pasture needed by one cow (28.8 pounds) by the same 1600 pounds that is standing there and now one cow will require .018 ac to take in 60 percent from pasture. Multiply that again by 50 cows and an increased paddock size of .9 ac (.018 x 50) for 24 hours is now needed. For 12 hours, it’ll be half that (.45 ac). If you’d been giving them 1 ac every 12 hours you again wouldn’t have taken enough dry matter intake credit. But now let’s say you don’t use a single string poly wire system — all you have is unmovable barbed wire fencing of 1 acre paddocks. You also don’t have a nutritionist or paper ration. For this example let’s say you like to move your 50 cow herd into a new 1 acre paddock every 12 hours. How much IS that 1

acre providing in percent dry matter intake, given the same 1600 pounds per acre in the stand to utilize? Those 50 cows can consume 32 pounds each from that 1 acre pasture paddock (1600 pounds available/50 cows). They still need to take in 45 pounds of feed daily, regardless if it’s from pasture or cardboard. In this example they are now receiving 71 percent of their dry matter intake from pasture (32 pounds from pasture /45 pounds needed from wherever). The 71 percent is the actual number which truly reflects what they are encountering and eating. These examples are to show you that unless you walk out into your field and take a simple one square foot representative sample to truly know how much “stuff” is standing there ready to be grazed, you could be wildly off in your thinking about how much dry matter intake they are receiv-

ing. For those using the “back calculation” method of simply taking the winter time ration dry matter provided and then a spring time paper ration showing less dry matter provided in the barn and thinking that the remainder is coming from pasture… please realize that you may be actually short changing yourself in actual dry matter being consumed out in pasture. Taking a simple real life pasture sample and weighing it is the simplest way you will ever come close to providing the correct space to reflect what you want them to be taking in. This method allows you to understand what paddocks provide in terms of dry matter intake and to manage better during dry times as well as lush growing times. So for a $60 investment and 10 minutes a week, you can learn how to key into the correctly balancing your cattle needs with what the pasture provides.



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Talking their way to state competition Regional Horse Presenters competed for a chance to advance to State Competition JAMESTOWN, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Horse Program annually offers a Public Presentation contest known as Horse Communications. Youth participants prepare speeches, demonstrations, team presentations, videos, or perform impromptu speeches. This year Chautauqua County 4-H had 29 county horse presentations, seven of which were selected to advance to the regional competition. Public Speaking teaches youth to be confident, assertive, youth gain the ability to think and speak in front of a large group, develop poise and self confidence. At the Regional event, Chautauqua County youth met and competed against youth from Wyoming, Orleans, Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Erie County. Over 30 Horse Presentations took place at Regional Horse Communications in Cuba, NY. Youth presented in four separate categories at the junior, 14 years of age and under, and senior 14-19 years of age, levels. The top four participants in each category will advance to the state competition. The Public Speaking section of the contest requires youth to research, design, and deliver a 7-10 minute

presentation without props or posters. In the senior public speaking division, Hailey Watkins of Orleans County won first place, Andrew Stady of Cattaraugus County won second place, and Paige Levandowski of Cattaraugus County won third place. The Individual presentations are 912 minutes long and may be a demonstration or illustrated talk. A demonstration is defined as a presentation of a step by step procedure with an end product or result. An illustrated talk is defined as a presentation of an idea or topic that uses visual aids to convey the message. Visual aids may include but are not limited to handouts, posters, props, videos, slides, and computer generated media (Power Point, websites, etc.). In the Senior division for individual presentations Colleen Bailey of Cattaraugus County won first place, Natalie Zeitz of Erie County won second place, Jordan Sweenten of Cataraugus County won third place, and Lara Bannister of Wyoming County won fourth place. In the junior division Haleigh Youll of Cattaraugus County won first place, Amy Breslin of Erie County won second place, Justin Murphy of Cattaraugus County won third place and Samantha Powell of Chautauqua County placed fourth. Gracie Morrison of Chautauqua County was the first

Ashley Crandall (L) and Kendra Hockran (R), from the Fluvanna Farmyard Friends 4-H Club in Chautauqua County placed first at regional horse communications in the Senior Team competition with their presentation “The Controversy”. Photo courtesy of Chautauqua County CCE

alternate and will be attending state competition, filling the position Breslin of Erie County who is unable to attend State Competition. Team presentations may be illustrated talks or demonstrations as well. Youth present in teams of two for 1015 minutes. In the senior team division, Kendra Hockran and Ashley Crandall of Chautauqua County, won first place, and Amanda Lenau and Shelby Weisedel of Erie County won second place. In the junior division,

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Livingston County 4-H Public Presentations Fifty-four Livingston County 4-H members participated in the Public Presentations program at the Livonia Central School. Presenters conducted demonstrations, illustrated talks, PowerPoint presentations, speeches, and recitations. Blue and red ribbon winners included: Abby Bean, Clara Benham, Clark Benham, Kyra Burgess, Benjamin L yness, Maggie Dempsey, Andrew Freeman, Matthew Freeman, Rebecca L yness, Sean Dempsey, Hannah Nation, Katie Hill, Emily Watkins, Trevor Rossborough, Rebecca Sanza, Matthew Short, Sarah Watkins, Kaitlyn Monroe, Leah Watkins, Ryan Nation, Alicia Faville, Amy Faville, Jacob Faville, Robbie Herberger, Andrew Herberger, Emily Haubner, Jeffrey Herberger, Leah Herring, Sarah

Linsner, Ethan Low, Harley Kuhn, Xavier Schleede, August Schleede, Sarah Nation, Rachel Schofield, Caroline Veldhuizen, Bryce Waltman, and Cole Werner. Cloverbuds (the youngest participants) receiving a rainbow colored participation ribbon included: Lauren Hanglow, Thomas Herberger, Lucas Mensinger, Makenna Mulvaney, Matthew Mulvaney Madeline Murray, Sidney Murray, Adrienne Sanza, Michael Sanza, Ryan Sanza, Emmalynn Schleede, Quinten Schleede, Johnathan Schofield, Alyssa Smith, Ella Vanderbilt, and Teagan Weaver. The Livingston County 4-H Program truly appreciates the time and energy given by our evaluators. Thank you to Bryan Albert, Pat Auinger, Peggy

Auinger, Doris Marsh, Mary Jane Emigh, Betty Holden, Nita Hawkins, Harry Hellwig, Ming Mei Chang, Pattie Hamilton-Rodgers, Bonnie Turner, and Tess Wallace.

Fair Camp for the Erie County Fair Have you ever wondered what it is like to sleep in the barns at the Erie County Fair, or to take care of those precious animals that stay right there too? What about riding in the parade or seeing just how cotton candy and taffy is made? Well, now here’s your chance! The Erie County Fair is inviting all 8, 9, and 10 year olds to fill out an application for the chance to be one of the “campers” chosen in the fourth year of Fair Camp. Campers (and their same

Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Spring Weekend The Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Spring Weekend will be held on May 12 at 10 a.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m., at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, Watkins Glen, NY. The camp is open to all youth ages 818. $55 per 4-H member. $65 per non4-H member. Pre-registration required by May 5. Saturday, May 12 You don’t want to miss the fun at camp! • Hike beautiful Watkins Glen State Park and search for an “Ephemeral Pool”. Few people know about them, but they are the breeding ground for special amphibians.

• Like to create? Then this one’s for you! Environmentally friendly salt and sugar scrubs for your hands, face or feet made out of simple kitchen items! • Bake with Lisa! Help create our Sunday Brunch bakery items! • Visit with counselors, see old friends and make new friends! • Evening fun too: Movie Time! Talent Show! Be Prepared To Have Fun! Sunday, May 13 Special Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Prepared and served by your Hidden Valley Camper. • Everyone attending Spring Camp weekend is invited to bring one special

If you are interested in this program or joining 4-H Youth Development, contact Mary Ann Scharmberg, 4-H Educator, at 585-658-3250.

person (compliments of Hidden Valley) for brunch on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Mother, Aunt, Sister, Dad, Grandma, special friend — it can be anyone you choose! • Additional family members can join you too — but will need to reserve a spot and pay in advance. Please call 535-7161 for brunch reservations. (Brunch - $6 per person. $3 under age 5) Register and pay online at l. Questions - e-mail us at or call 607535-7161.

sex parent or guardian) will sleep in the barns, help take care of the AgSperience animals, have the opportunity to show an animal, learn more about that yummy fair food, and even ride in the parade. Campers and their guardians will come away from the ultimate Fair Camp experience with a greater knowledge of agriculture and livestock, not to mention an inside view of the great Erie County Fair, through hands-on activities under the supervision of qualified staff (camp counselors). The Erie County Fair will choose lucky participants to camp on the Fairgrounds for two nights and participate in actual farm “chores” of all types, for FREE!! For 2012, campers can choose between Aug. 10, 11, 12 or Aug. 17, 18, 19. To apply simply obtain an application (1) by clicking on the Fair Camp logo on our website at; (2) by emailing; (3) or by calling 716-649-3900 ext. 407 and having one mailed to you. But hurry! Applications are due by May 1. Campers will be notified by mail of Fair Camp selection by June 1. For more information call the Competitive Exhibit Office 716-6493900 ext. 407.

Home,, Family,, Friendss & You The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis Berry good! Farmers markets and grocery stores are bursting with strawberries. Strawberries are always a nutritious choice and a wonderful treat. The strawberry got its name from the common practice of growing berries under straw to protect them from winter cold and late spring frosts. A member of the rose family, the strawberry sometimes gives off a rose-like aroma. Many speculate about how the luscious fruit was discovered. It is known that the strawberry goes as far back as the Romans and perhaps even the Greeks. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. It helps protect the skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy. One cup of strawberries provides 3 grams of fiber and only 46 calories. Strawberries also have potassium, which can help maintain a healthy blood pressure. When picking or buying packages of strawberries, look for ripe, shiny and brilliantly colored berries without any soft or brown patches. Never buy strawberries that are green or hard, or that look dry, dull or wrinkled. When buying berries packed in a basket, check the bottom to see if there is a juice stain. This means that the strawberries at the bottom are crushed. Always dispose of any berries that have signs of mildew or are rotten, as they’ll contaminate the rest. Refrigerating strawberries ruins the flavor, and the strawberry aroma is easily picked up by other foods in the refrigerator. Store the berries in a cool place. Strawberries should be lightly rinsed, not washed before serving, and eaten as soon as possible. This Strawberry and Spinach Salad with blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic-based dressing is a “berry” good way to serve strawberries.

Strawberry and spinach salad 1 pound baby spinach leaves, triple washed 2 cups strawberries, leaves and stems removed and sliced 1/2 small purple onion, sliced thinly 1/2 cup sliced almonds 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Dressing: 1/2 cup stevia or honey 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil In a saucepan, heat the stevia or honey, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil over medium heat until the stevia or honey dissolves. Remove mixture from heat. When dressing is cool, toss with the salad mixture until well-combined. Serves 4. (Additional information provided by Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, nutrition and health education specialist, Barton County, University of Missouri Extension.) (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Good Housekeeping Warm cabbage salad 1/2 package (4 ounces) bacon 1 head (large) green cabbage, about 3 pounds 1 bunch (about 3/4 pound) spinach, or 1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach 2 tablespoons salad oil 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt

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1. Cut strips of bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. In 8-quart Dutch oven or saucepot over medium-low heat, cook bacon until browned, about 10 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Discard bacon fat from Dutch oven. 2. Meanwhile, cut cabbage into 1-inch chunks; discard any tough pieces. Reserve several pretty spinach leaves to line platter later; coarsely chop remaining spinach. 3. In same Dutch oven over medium-high heat, in hot salad oil, cook cabbage, stirring frequently, until cabbage is tender-crisp, about 15 minutes. Stir in vinegar, sugar and salt; cook 5 minutes longer. Remove Dutch oven from heat; stir in chopped spinach. 4. To serve, garnish deep platter with reserved spinach leaves; spoon cabbage mixture onto leaves. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serves 8. • Each serving: About 105 calories, 6g total fat, 4mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at recipefinder/. (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Delicious dessert to start outdoor season (NAPSA) — For barbecue lovers, the season can’t start too early. As daylight hours get longer, the action heats up and the season can last well into the frosty days of fall. But the standard fare of such traditionally warm-weather gatherings — grilled meat and veggies — deserves to be followed with a delicious chilled dessert. One tasty way to kick off the outdoor season is with Strawberry Lemonade Pie, a light summer dessert with a nontraditional twist. Like many crowd-pleasing desserts, this recipe uses Karo Syrup to add just the right amount of sweetness.

Strawberry Lemonade Pie Prep time: 25 minutes Bake time: 30 minutes Chill time: 2 hours Yield: 8 servings 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 eggs 1/2 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons Karo Light Corn Syrup 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel 3 cups thinly sliced strawberries Sweetened whipped cream and thinly sliced lemon, optional

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Oatmeal raisin muffins Somehow, muffins seem to fit the bill for a filling breakfast, a tasty snack and even as an offering for dessert. These muffins are no exception! 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup quick oats 1 cup raisins Sugar substitute to equal 1/4 cup sugar, suitable for baking 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 cup fat-free milk 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 12-hole muffin pan with butter-flavored cooking spray or line with paper liners. 2. In large bowl, combine flour, oats, raisins, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda and apple pie spice. In a small bowl, combine milk, sour cream, applesauce and egg. Mix well with a fork to combine. 3. Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Mix just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Evenly divide batter into prepared muffin wells. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. 4. Place pan on a wire rack and let set 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and continue cooling on rack. Makes 12 servings. • Each serving equals: About 129 calories, 1g fat, 4g protein, 26g carbo., 140g sodium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Fit pie crust into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom and trim the edge OR a 9-inch pie pan and flute the edge. Line the crust with a double sheet of foil. Bake in preheated 350˚F oven for 10 minutes. Remove foil and cool slightly. Combine sugar and flour in a medium bowl. Add eggs, 1/2 cup corn syrup, 1/3 cup lemon juice and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour into partially baked shell. Bake about 30 minutes until filling is golden brown. Cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons corn syrup, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and lemon peel. Cover and set aside. Just before serving, arrange sliced berries on top of baked filling and drizzle with lemon mixture. Top each serving with whipped cream and a lemon slice, if desired. For more dessert recipes, visit

One tasty way to kick off the unofficial beginning of the outdoor season is to whip up a Strawberry Lemonade Pie.

Good Housekeeping Asparagus Availability: Almost year-round Peak season: March, April and May Buying tips: Look for bright-green, firm, crisp stalks with compact tips and no trace of brown or rust. Buy evenly sized stalks for uniform cooking. To store: Asparagus is very perishable. Stand the stalks in 1/2 inch of cold water in a container. Refrigerate up to two days. To prepare: Hold the base of each asparagus spear in one hand and bend back the stalk; the end will break off at the spot where the stalk becomes too tough to eat. Discard the tough stem. Rinse well to remove any sand. Some cooks like to peel asparagus, but this is a matter of personal choice. Leave asparagus whole or cut diagonally into 1- to 2-inch pieces. To cook: Asparagus can be boiled, steamed, stirfried, roasted or grilled. Serve hot, room temperature or cold. To boil, in a 12-inch skillet, heat 1 inch of water to boiling over high heat. Add asparagus and 1/2 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, until barely tender, 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the thickness of asparagus); drain. If serving cold, rinse under cold running water to stop cooking; drain again.

Spring Garden Saute With its bright colors and flavors, this warm dish of spring vegetables tastes even better than it looks. 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2inch pieces

8 ounces sugar snap peas, strings removed 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 1 pound radishes, each cut into quarters Salt and pepper 4 tablespoons snipped fresh chives 1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Fill large bowl with ice water; set aside. To saucepot, add asparagus and snap peas; cook 4 minutes. Drain vegetables; cool in bowl of ice water. Drain vegetables well. 2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat margarine on medium until melted. Add radishes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper; cook 10 minutes or until tender-crisp. Transfer to bowl; keep warm. 3. To same skillet, add asparagus, snap peas, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper; cook 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Stir in 2 tablespoons chives. 4. Transfer to serving bowl; arrange radishes around edge. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Makes 10 side-dish servings. TIP: Asparagus and snap peas can be cooked through step 1 up to one day ahead. Place in plastic storage bag and refrigerate until ready to use. • Each serving: About 45 calories, 2g total fat, 185mg sodium, 5g total carbs, 2g dietary fiber, 3g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Dress up your diet with delicious dressings and mayonnaise (NAPSA) — Eating a more nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight may have more to do with what you add to your daily routine than what you subtract. Adding salad dressings and mayonnaise to your menu could help you achieve your goals. Many diets cut calories at the expense of flavor, so it’s hard to stay motivated. A smarter way to stick to your goals may involve including more vegetables in your diet and using dressings to add a tempting dollop of tasty flavor. For example, salad is delicious and nutritious. Salad eaters tend to have higher intakes of essential nutrients such as vitamins C and E and folic acid. Adding a variety of flavorful dressings can add to

the appeal of eating salad every day. The healthy oils found in many salad dressings can help the body to better absorb key nutrients. Mayonnaise can also be part of a well-balanced diet, as it’s made with healthy oils and contains omega-3 fatty acids. You can use salad dressings as dips, while mayonnaise adds terrific flavor to deviled eggs, sandwiches and deli salads. If you must count calories, there are a number of reduced-fat and light options of salad dressings and mayonnaise available. For more information, visit

Commissioner announces $1 million for specialty crops $100,000 for Projects that Enhance Research & Education, Food Safety & Marketing New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine on April 23 announced the availability of $1,000,000 in federal funds to enhance the competitiveness of New York specialty crops, which include fruits, vegetables, maple, honey and horticulture crops grown in New York State. The Department is seeking research and grower education, food safety and marketing focused projects that must have general applicability and statewide significance to the State’s specialty crop industry. Applications are due by May 16. “Specialty crops represent a wide range of important commodities here in New York State,” the Commission-

er said. “Since these crops do not receive any traditional assistance in the form of subsidies, it is important that we continue to support them through other means. Federal special crop funding provides that means and we are pleased to offer once again a grant program to help identify ways to further improve this important and growing sector of New York’s agricultural industry.” The purpose of New York’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is to enhance the competitiveness of New York specialty crops. There is a total of $1,000,000 available through this RFP. Projects must solely enhance the competitiveness of New York specialty crops and benefit the industry, rather than an individual product or entity. Government organizations,

not-for-profits, and educational institutions are eligible to receive funding, starting at $30,000 per project up to a maximum of $100,000. Based on input collected from stakeholders in the State’s specialty crop industry, priority will be given to projects that have a research and grower education focus that leads to the production and manufacturing of safe, high quality fresh and/or value-added specialty crop products and marketing projects that increase the long-term sales and competitiveness of New York’s specialty crop producers. Applications for the 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program must be received by the Department by May 16. A copy of the RFP can be found on the Department’s website or by contacting Sue Santamarina at sue.san- Specialty crops are defined by USDA as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture), herbs and spices. A detailed list of commonly recognized specialty crops is provided in the RFPs and on USDA’s website. Specialty crops generate over $1 billion annually in New York and make up one-third of the State’s total agricultural receipts. They also rank high nationally in both production and economic value. For example, New York is ranked second in the nation for apples and cabbage; third for grapes, cauliflower, pumpkins, snap beans and maple syrup; and fourth for tart cherries, squash and sweet corn.

Your urgent action for farms needed now by Jon Scholl, President, American Farmland Trust As I write this, the Senate is debating the 2012 Farm Bill and we need your help to speak out in support of farms.

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ficult economy, and beyond. Yet despite a solid base of bipartisan support for the Farm Bill and many of our goals for its 2012 reauthorization, a combination of political and economic factors has put much of what we’re fighting for in jeopardy: • Despite clear signs of modest yet sustained economic recovery, there is still tremendous pressure on Congress to cut spending in support of farms to the bone. • This year’s presidential and congressional campaigns are proving to be wildly unpredictable, and the Farm Bill could fall victim to a “race to bottom” frenzy by candidates trying to outdo one another on calls for spending cuts as well as weakened federal authority.

• Partisanship is at a never-beforeseen level of intensity, which could threaten this core national legislation that all farmers depend on. Our policy experts have the track record and credibility to keep the Farm Bill moving forward to strong bipartisan passage. But we need grassroots supporters like you to take action today and sign our petition asking Congress to honor its responsibility to preserve farmland and farming and support struggling farmers. This is the critical window of opportunity for voicing your support. Please take action and sign the petition. The petition can be found at eServer?pagename=2012_farm_bill_p etition&autologin=true.

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DOL’s pending rules on farm labor practices by Mike Oscar Through a lengthy, wide-ranging list of prohibitions, the Department of Labor wants to stop children from hazardous duties. That would mean, for example, no work around silos, no driving 4-wheelers, no construction work, no corralling livestock, and no work more than six feet off the ground. It would also mean, say proponents of the changes, a downturn in farm-related injuries for children, which are four times higher than work in other fields. However, critics of the DOL are now pointing to a new study published by the USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) showing a downturn in farm accidents without the DOL changes. Looking at injuries to youth in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009, NASS found that “agriculture-related injuries to youth under 20 years of age on United States farms have decreased from 13.5 injuries per 1,000 farms in

2001 to 7.2 injuries per 1,000 farms in 2009. An injury was defined as any condition occurring on the farm operation resulting in at least four hours of restricted activity or requiring professional medical attention.” DOL responded that it received some 10,000 comments on the proposed rules. Currently in the process of “carefully” reviewing those comments, DOL has not set a deadline for drafting or publishing a final rule. When the new rules were first proposed last September, DOL said children of farmers would be exempt. However, confusion remains about what exactly constitutes its parental exemption. DOL stated that the proposed rule would “increase protections for children 15 years old and younger who are employed to work on a farm that isn’t owned or operated by a parent or person standing in the place of a parent” and provided the following bullet-

points: Hired farm workers 15 years old or younger could work on farms and would only be prohibited from doing work that has been determined to be particularly hazardous; Hired farm workers 15 years old or younger may operate tractors if they are bona-fide student learners, and if the tractor is equipped with seatbelts and rollover protection structures; Hired workers under 18 years old could not work off a farm in silos, grain storage bins or manure pits, which present numerous hazards in many forms. Children 15 and younger could not do this work on or off a farm. DOL said the proposed rules would not: Eliminate 4-H, FFA or other agricultural education programs; Prohibit children from doing their chores or from helping a neighbor in need, for example by rounding up live-

stock that have escaped; Prohibit children from using wheelbarrows, flashlights or screwdrivers; Eliminate the statutory parental exemption, which Congress established in 1966. Under the exemption, parents or persons standing in the place of a parent may employ their children to do any hazardous work on a farm that they own or operate. They are not required to comply with federal child labor regulations that prohibit children from performing hazardous work on a farm the parents own or operate; and By statute, children 16 years of age and older may be employed on any farm to perform any job. The proposed rule would not change this. Most work on a farm is not hazardous, and kids as young as 12 may be employed to do it. Source: NDFC E-letter for April 20

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Worker Protection Standards – make sure you are in compliance All farmers, including organic farmers, that employ (for any compensation including academic credit, room and board or credit on a CSA share) people other than their immediate family to work in fields or greenhouses that have been treated with a pesticide of any nature (botanicals, organic accepted etc.) must comply with the federal Worker Protection Standard. This includes maintaining current pesticide use information at a central location, training workers/handlers and providing them with proper notice of treatments and making them aware of the location of water, soap and paper towels in case of some type of exposure event. These items don’t need to be provided for workers if they are kept out of treated areas for 30 days after the expiration of an REI. The challenge for some organic farmers is that the farmers/employers need to be certified pesticide applicators or handlers in order to legally train employees about the WPS. To understand if you fall into the category of organic farmer that is applying a pesticide, whether it is organically approved or not, that still falls within the WPS, you must check the product label. For example, most copper based fungicides that are labeled for crop protection contain an Agricultural Use Require-

ments section and reference to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). In fact, the restricted entry interval (REI) for them is 48 hours. Contact for some helpful CD’s on WPS if you are in non-compliance. This

issue was brought to our attention by Department of Environmental Conservation pesticide inspectors who along with our help, would like to make every effort to assist growers in their efforts to become compliant. Please call us if you

have any questions. Do not delay in at least inquiring about how you can become compliant. WPS non-compliance falls into the category of pesticide use violations and carry fines dependent upon the infraction. Please visit for information about New York State private pesticide applicator certification, or visits for Statewide testing dates and visit materials_minerals_pdf/ privatercdfrm.pdf for private applicator record keeping. Source: Capital District Vegetable and Small Fruit Program Weekly Update Newsletter for April 18

USDA announces funding for Risk Management Education The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced the availability of funding for two separate programs. There is $3 million available for the Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnership Program. Partnership agreements are awarded to qualified partners who will provide crop in-

surance education and risk management training to producers, including limited-resource, socially disadvantaged and traditionally underserved farmers and ranchers. Nearly $5 million was announced for the Risk Management Education in Targeted States Program. This program provides funding for the development of risk man-


agement training programs in 17 underserved states. The Risk Management Education is designed to help ensure that far mers and ranchers ef fectively manage their risk

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use, and are driven by farm operator responsibility and stewardship ethics. This is clearly the case in Cortland County, where the several farms participating have committed nearly $740,000 in resources for projects on their farms. These projects will help farms recycle and reuse on farm nutrients in an environmentally sound manner, will help control soil erosion and aid in the protection of both our surface and groundwater resources. According to a recent survey by the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, well over 90 percent of grant dollars spent on conservation projects were reinvested back into the local and regional economy. Local contractors are hired to implement the projects and supplies are purchased from area businesses that spend this money locally on labor, materials and equipment. In addition to the positive local economic impacts, participation in these programs also helps foster a positive and active relationship between Cortland County agriculture, local supporting agencies, the community, and the environment. Farms that do not have a current AEM Tier 3 plan or Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan, and wish to be eligible for future grant funding should contact the District. Having up to date conservation plans helps ensure that the appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs) are being implemented in the most suitable places to meet both environmental needs and farm management objectives. For more information on AEM or any of the other programs or services offered by the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District, please call 607-756-5991 or visit their website at

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AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, April 30 • Village of Hastings on Hudson. Online Auction closing at 6:05 pm. 94 Mack Dm688s refuse truck, 81 Hahn 1500 GPM pumper & 96 Chevy 3500 dump truck. Auctions International, 800-5361401 ext. 115 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 12:30 Produce, 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses & Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Regular Monday schedule. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105

• 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 4:00 PM: Chatham Market, 2249 Rte. 203, Chatham, NY. Regular Sale. Harold Renwick, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-392-3321. Tuesday, May 1 • Town of Darien Hwy Dept. Online Auction closing at 6 pm. 2010 Ferris Pro Cut mower/H2226B/ 61” deck. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Consigned from Washing Co. Farmer. Overstocked sends 10 fresh hfrs., Hols. X. All have had 9 way & have been wormed. Real nice group of hfrs. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-8682006, 800-321-3211. • 5:00 PM: Greenwood (Steuben Co.) New York. “Warrinerdale Homestead.” The estate of Wayne Warriner, Sr. Farm Equipment. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Wednesday, May 2 • Private Consignor/Onondaga Co. Online Auction closing at 6:15 pm. 88 Case 170c excavator W/NPK 16x hammer. Auctions International, 800-536-1401

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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


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ext. 115 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-2589752 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Easter Lamb & Goat Sale approx. 5 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock, 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. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Thursday, May 3 • Town of Woodstock. Online Auction closing at 6:05 pm. 11 lots available including a 89 JD 7555 tractor. Auctions International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115


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campers, boats, tools, etc. Fraley Auction Co. 570-546-6907 • 10:00 AM: Boonville, NY. Advance Notice - Kelleher Annual Equipment Auction. Please call with consignments. One piece or full line. An auction that for years has been very sccessful for both seller and buyer. Trucking available. Kelleher Auction Service, 315-823-0089, John 315-868-6561 cell • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Also selling Trowbridge Angus Bulls. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 • 10:30 AM: Between Culpeper & Warrenton, VA. Another Absolute Auction by Ownby. Farm Equipment of Kyle Peters of Rixeyville, VA & neighboring farms. No buyers premium. Ownby Auction & Realty Co., Inc., 804-730-0500 Monday, May 7 • 11:00 AM: 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Group of 600# black baldies from one farm. Misc. & Small Animals. 12:30 Produce, 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-9721770 or 1771

Tuesday, May 8 • Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Wholesale Flower Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • 5:00 PM: Lockport NY. Ed & Tina Winter Farm Machinery Auction. Selling full line of farm machinery including JD 2755 tractor, Hesston MFWD tractor, Ford tractor, Mustang skid steer & more. See our website for a complete list and photos. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449, cell 585-813-1760 Wednesday, May 9 • West Addison, Vt. Bodette Farm, LLC, Complete Holstein Herd Dispersal. 140 cows & 150 heifers. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Ssales, 802-5254774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-6268892 • 5:15 PM: Prattsburgh, NY (Steuben Co.). Peter Connors Estate Auction. Pickup, Kubota, boat, Jeep, guns, tools. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Friday, May 11 • Arcade, NY. Co-Vista 20th Anniversary Sale. Hosted by Co-Vista Holsteins, the George Family. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, • Franklin, VT. Complete Herd Dispersal of 109 head Top Jerseys for Mike and Joan Lothion. Sale Managers, Northeast

Kingdom Ssales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 • 6:30 PM: Manasse Auction Yard, 12 Henry St., Whitney Point, NY. Absolute Real Estate Auction. (2) vacant commercial lots on corner in high traffic area. Only corner not developed. Mel Manasse & Son, Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Auctineers, 607-692-4540, 800-MANASSE • 6:30 PM: Manasse Auction Yard, 12 Henry St., Whitney Point, NY. Absolute Real Estate Auction. (4) vacant lots Town of Chenango & Town of Triangle. Mel Manasse & Son, Licensed Real Estate Brokers & Auctineers, 607-6924540, 800-MANASSE Saturday, May 12 • Burke, NY. Miller Family Spring Consignment Auction. Contact Paul Miller 518-483-6804 (No Sunday Calls). Delarm & Treadway, 518-483-4106 • Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Spring Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • 9:00 AM: 3080 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY. Estate of Tom Oliver. Excellent farm collectibles, signs, 2 Oliver 66 tractors. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 • 10:00 AM: University Dr, Torrington, CT.

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

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

NORTHAMPTON COOP. AUCTION Whately, MA • Farmer Owned Since 1949 Livestock Commission Auction Sales at noon every Tues. Consignments at 9 AM 413-665-8774

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

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

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


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, KELLEHER’S AUCTION SERVICE 817 State Rt. 170 Little Falls, NY 13365 315-823-0089 • 315-868-6561 cell We buy or sell your cattle or equipment on commission or outright! In business since 1948

MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455 Sale Every Monday Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Sales Barn 860-349-3204 Res. 860-346-8550 NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 • Ray - 802-525-6913

PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 James P. Pirrung R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844 ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 • 802-777-1065 cell

TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115

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HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 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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Estate Auction. Ford 2810 tractor w/loader, Hay & 3 ph equip., Farmie winch, storage trailers. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 Monday, May 14 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. 3 started Jersey bulls sired by Alexander, Vete & Tbone. 1 pm dairy followed by sheep, lamb, goats, pigs & feeders. Calves & cull beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Wednesday, May 16 • The Pines Farm, Barton, VT. 152nd Top of Vermont Invitation Dairy Sale. Including Robert Tetrault Complete Herd Dispersal. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Ssales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Friday, May 18 • Whiting, VT. Complete Milking Herd & Heifer Dispersal for Leo & Arlene Lamoureux. 60 cows & 60 heifers. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 Saturday, May 19 • 10:00 AM: Langdonhurst Farm, 1601 Rt. 7A, Copake, NY. Buildings, Dairy, Cattle & Milking Equipment, Case/IH 5240 & Ford 7700, (2) Mack Trucks & Dump Trailer, Hay & Manure Equipment. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Monday, May 21 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Monhly Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. 1 pm dairy followed by sheep, lamb, goats, pigs & feeders. Calves & cull beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Wednesday, May 23 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY.

Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Friday, June 1 • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, June 9 • North Bangor, NY. Craigmoor Farms Dispersal. Eric & Joel Craig. 140 head of reg. Guernseys, reg. Jerseys & reg. R&W Holsteins. Complete line of machinery. Delarm & Treadway, 518-483-4106 • 9:00 AM: Don Rice Jr., 5761 Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. 15 MM farm tractors & parts, 150 MM farm toys, MM & gas signs. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 Tuesday, June 26 • At the Farm, Newport, VT. Poulin-Royer, Inc. Complete Dispersal of all cattle and most equipment. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774,, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 Wednesday, June 27 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Friday, July 6 • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Saturday, July 7 • Garden Time LLC in Glens Falls, NY. 3rd Annual Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 Friday, July 13 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, July 21 • Middleburgh, NY. Reflections of Maple Downs Sale. Hosted by Maple Downs Farm II. Held in conjunction with the NY Holstein Summer Picnic. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, Thursday, July 26 • 6:00 PM: County Highway Maintenance Facility, Geneseo, NY. Livingston County Tax Title Auction. Thomas P. Wamp/Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Friday, July 27 • 10:00 AM: Haverling Central High School, Bath, NY. Steuben County Tax Title Auction. Thomas P. Wamp/Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Saturday, July 28

• 9:30 AM: Martins Country Market. 3rd Annual Large Summer Equipment Auction. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-7298030 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 Friday, August 3 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, August 4 • 10:00 AM: 1507 Pre-Emption Rd., Penn Yan, NY (Yates Co.). Real Estate Absolute Auction. 103 acre DeWick farm w/100 acres tillable, farmhouse, shop 2 machine sheds. Thomas P. Wamp/Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Wednesday, August 22 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, August 25 • 9:00 AM: Penn Yan, NY. Finger Lakes Produce Auction Farm Machinery Consignment Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Saturday, September 8 • North Country Storage Barns. 2nd Annual Shed and Shrubbery Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • Morrisville, NY. 30th Annual Morrisville Autumn Review Sale. Hosted by Morrisville State College Dairy Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, September 15 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 Saturday, September 22 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Wednesday, September 26 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, September 29 • Twister Valley, Fort Plain, NY. Power Sports Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 Saturday, October 6 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi.

E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, October 13 • Hosking Sales. OHM Holstein Club Sale. Brad Ainslie sale chairman 315822-6087. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Saturday, October 20 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, October 27 • Ithaca, NY. NY Fall Harvest Sale. Hosted by Cornell University Dairy Science Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607746-2226, • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 Saturday, November 3 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Premier All Breed Sale. Call early to consign to make catalog & advertising deadlines. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, November 10 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Thursday, November 29 • Lampeter, PA. Destiny Road Holstein Dispersal. Jay Stolzfus, owner. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, Saturday, December 1 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Saturday, December 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 Wednesday, December 12 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Feeder Sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558.

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT April 23, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .55-.62; 6175# 1-1.25; 76-90# 1.421.45; 91-105# 1.50-1.60; 106# & up 1.65-1.8250. Farm Calves: 1.85-1.9250 Started Calves: .58-.70 Veal Calves: 1.25-1.57 Open Heifers: .85-1.35 Beef Heifers: .94-1.01 Feeder Steers: 1.0250-1.35 Beef Steers: 1.02-1.24 Stock Bull: 1.05-1.4750 Beef Bull: .8925-.99 Sows: .25-.35 Butcher Hogs: .60-1.05 Feeder Pigs: all at 75 Lambs (ea): 65-155 Goats (ea): 145-245; Kids 28-60. Canners: Cutters: Utility: Rabbits: 6-19 Chickens: 5-35 Ducks: 15-18 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT April 23, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 95-100; Breakers 82-90; Boners 70-86; Lean 50-78. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 87.50-240; 80-92# 87.50-155; 70-80# 82.50150; Vealers 100-120# 5585; 90-100# 53-85; 80-90# 50-85; 70-80# 65-82.50; 6070# 30-65.

FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA April 24, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 5065; Cutters 68-78; Util 7585; Bulls 88-100; Steers Hols. 80-90; Hfrs. 78-88. Calves: Growers 150-235; Hfrs. 125-190; Veal 100-175; Other 75-90. Hogs: Feeders 60-75; Sows 35-45; Boars 20-22. Sheep: 100-110, new crop

NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA April 24, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 62-75; 61-75# 40-87; 76-95# 1690; 96-105# 99. Farm Calves: 100-265/cwt Feeders: 65-147/cwt Heifers: 67-88/cwt Steers: 85/cwt Bulls: 79-86/cwt Canners: 49-65/cwt Cutters: 66-76/cwt Utility: 76.50-85.50/cwt Sows: 60/cwt Hogs: 50-82/cwt Boars: 28-31/cwt Shoats: 43-73 ea. Lambs: 225-295/cwt Sheep: 50-110/cwt Goats: 35-180 ea. Rabbits: 2.50-16 ea. Poultry: 1.50-23 ea. Hay: 4 lots, 3-6/bale HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ April 24, 2012 Livestock: 17 Calves .151.85, Avg 1.29; 25 Cows .50-.90.5, Avg .72; 6 Easy Cows .21-.56.5, Avg .42; 3 Feeders 300-600# 1.261.45, Avg 1.33; 3 Heifers .70-.78.5, Avg .75; 7 Bulls .62-.98.75, Avg .90; 14 Steers .68-1.12, Avg .91; 5 Hogs .50-.67, Avg .60; 5 Sheep .24-.62, Avg .48; 37 Lambs (ea) 10-24, Avg 15.14, 7 (/#) 2.25-2.65, Avg 2.41; 13 Goats (ea) 45-175, Avg 126.77; 12 Kids (ea) 1543, Avg 24.08. Total 154 Poultry & Egg: Heavy Fowl (ea) 3.75-6.50; Pullets (ea) 4-7.75; Bantams (ea) 3.756; Roosters (ea) 9-10; Bunnies (ea) 1.25-6; Ducks (ea) 11.50; Rabbits (/#) 1.202.50; Pigeons (ea) 5. Grade A Eggs: White Jum. XL 1.07; Brown Jum. XL 1.15-1.25; L 1.15; M .90. Hay, Straw & Grain: 9 Mixed 2.70-3.50; 2 Timothy 4.20; 2 Grass 2.40-4.30; 3 Wheat Straw 3.40-4.60; 1 Ground Corn 7.75; 1 Cedar Posts 155. Total 18. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY April 20, 2012

Calves: Hfrs. 70-200; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-235; 80-92# 80-210; Bob Veal 1065. Cull Cows: Gd 68-88; Lean 45-75; Hvy Beef Bulls 70101. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 850-1600; Springing Cows 900-1400; Springing Hfrs. 850-1500; Bred Hfrs. 750-1250; Fresh Hfrs. 800-1500; Open Hfrs. 600-1000; Started Hfrs. 150500; Service Bulls 5001000. Beef: Feeders 70-135; Sel 85-109; Hols. Sel 82-101. Lamb/Sheep: Market 100200; Slaughter Sheep 3065. Goats: Billies 80-160; Nannies 75-120; Kids 10-50. Swine: Sow 30-60. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY April 12, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 50-200; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-235; 80-92# 70-210; Bob Veal 1065. Cull Cows: Gd 63-87; Lean 45-75; Hvy Beef Bulls 70102. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 750-1300; Springing Cows 800-1400; Springing Hfrs. 900-1550; Bred Hfrs. 800-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 750-1450; Open Hfrs. 500-900; Started Hfrs. 150400; Service Bulls 6001000. Beef: Feeders 60-130; Hols. Sel 82-100. Lamb/Sheep: Market 150230; Slaughter Sheep 3080. Goats: Billies 80-200; Nannies 75-135; Kids 10-80. Swine: Sow 40-77. CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY April 23, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 155; Grower over 92# 185-210; 80-92# 140-195; Bob Veal 74-80. Cull Cows: Gd 82-87; Lean 74-82; Hvy. Beef Bulls 95.50. Beef: Feeders 114-130; Hols. Hfr. 84.50-85. Lamb/Sheep:Market 160175; Slaughter Sheep 6773. Goats: Nannies 137-157. *Buyers always looking for pigs. *Spring Feeder Sale May 5 at 1 pm. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY No report DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY April 18, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 120; Grower


Canandaigua Pavilion Penn Yan Dryden Cherry Creek


Vernon New Berlin


Central Bridge Chatham

Bull over 92# 180-230; 8092# 140-210; Bob Veal 2050. Cull Cows: Gd 80-94; Lean 65-79. Goats: Nannies 85-120. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY April 19, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 80-190; Grower Bull over 92# 140-270; 80-92# 120-230; Bob Veal 40-80. Cull Cows: Gd 85-93.50; Lean 70-88; Hvy. Beef 90109. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY April 19, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 205; Grower bulls over 92# 175-230; 8092# 165-175; Bob Veal 6080. Cull Cows: Gd 78-87; Lean 65-86; Hvy. Beef 93. Beef: Hols. Ch 96-102 Swine: Hog 50-57 BATH MARKET Bath, NY No report FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Penn Yan, NY April 25, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 68-89; Canners/Cutters 48-76; HY Util 89-97.50. Slaughter Calves: Bobsd 95-110# 50-65; 80-95# 4562.50; 60-80# 40-60; Vealers (grassers) 250# & up 83108. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 85-225; 8095# 80-220; 70-80# 75-200; Hfrs. 100-180. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 112-124; Sel 82-109.50; Hols. Ch grain fed 98-107; Sel 88-95.

Hogs: Slgh. US 1-3 50-58; Sows US 1-3 40; Boars US 1-3 20; Feeders US 1-3 25101. Feeder Lambs: Ch 50-80# 170-197.50; Market Ch 80100# 100-125. Billies: M 80-110# 132.50. Nannies: M 60

Dairy: Boardwalk Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal. Avg. $2016, Top cow $3650.

FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY April 17 & 20, 2012 Hay: 75-265 1st cut; 240380 2nd cut; 205 3rd cut. Straw: 190-210. Produce Mon. @ 10 am, Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp!


FINGER LAKES FEEDER SALE Penn Yan, NY April 21, 2012 Beef Steers: 301-500# 87169; 501-700# 83-168; 701# 75-137. Beef Heifers: 301-500# 83155; 501-700# 78-152; 701# 72.50-131. Beef Bulls: 301-500# 80157; 501-700# 81-152; 701# 86.50-130. Holstein: 301-500# 82-104; 501-700# 76-97 701# 74103. FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY April 23, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .70-.91; Canners/Cutters .58-.70; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .78-1. Calves: Bull Calves 96120# 1-2.35; up to 95# .101.50; Hols. under 100# 1.95.


CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA April 24, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers/Boners 82-87; Lean 79.50-85; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 71.50-84; Shelly 69 & dn. Bulls: 1 at 1180# 119. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 365-520# 142-144; Hols/Jerseys 240-585# 75104; Hfrs. 490# 119; Bulls 370-825# 99-134; 1 Hereford w/large horns 475# 84. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-120# 210252; No. 2 90-120# 190-220; No. 3 70-105# 90-175. Hogs: 1 at 275# 72 Goats (/hd): Family 1+1 145; Thin mature Nannies 120-122; Fancy Kids 150187; Fleshy Kids 130-145; Small Fleshy Kids 97-125; Small/thin/bottle 45-92. Lambs: Gd & Ch 35-60# 215-255; 65-80# 200-222; 1 hd 55# thin 180; Sheep (all wts) 64-130. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales May 1 & 15. * State Graded Feeder Pig Sale May 18@ 1 pm. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am.

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COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA April 25, 2012 Cows: Canners 25-73; Cutters 74-81; Util 81.50-85. Bulls: 70-105.50 Steers: Ch 120; Sel 101113.50; Hols. 90-96.50. Heifers: Sel 90-100 Calves: 50-147 ea. Feeders: 80-150 Sheep: 131 Goats: 131-171 ea. Hogs: 61-66 Chickens: 5-14 Rabbits: 6-16 Ducks: 7-20.50 Cow/Calf Pair: 1100-1125 ea. * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm.

up 230; Lambs 140-170. Goats: 110-175 ea; Billies 140-180 ea; Kids 30-145 ea.

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA April 24, 2012 Rabbits: 11-16.50 Bunnies: 2.50-12.50 Rabbit Families: 14-18 Chicks: 1.50-2 Pullets: 2.50-3.50 Peeps: 1-3.50 Hens: 1.50-8 Roosters: 3.50-10 Ducks: 9 Ducklings: 3.75-5.25 Tumbler Pigeons: 3.254.75. Guinea Pigs: .50-.75 Geese: 11 Hamsters: 1.50-5 Pot Belly Pig: 55 Eggs (/dz): Non-fertile Duck Eggs 1; XL Brown 1.10-1.50; L Brown 1.0; Mixed Clors Fertile 1.50; Fertile Muscovy Duck Eggs 2.50; Fertile Guinea Eggs 4.50-7.50; Sold Single: Fertile Pheasant Egs .50-.55. All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm.

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CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report * Next State Graded Feeder Pig Sale - April 27. Receiving 7:30 - 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC April 23, 2012 Steers: Ch 1360-1410# 110-110.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1320-1500# 105; Ch 2-3 1314-1648# 95-97.50; Sel 1-3 1260-1320# 91-93. Heifers: Ch 2-3 1284# 114; Sel 1-3 100-108. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 85; Breakers 80-85; Boners 73-80; Lean 6878.50. Bulls: 1326-1762# 98-101, lo dress 94.50-95. Feeder Steers: Hols. L 3 300-350# 102.50. Feeder Bulls: L 2 300400# 110-115. Calves: 164. Bull Calves No. 1 94-124# 205-222; 7892# 200-210; No. 2 94-126# 192-210; 76-92# 190-205; No. 3 76-116# 140-200; Hfrs. No. 1 92-106# 182212; No. 2 72-92# 120-165; Jersey/X bred 72-92# 115155; Util 70-112# 47-95; 6068# 30-50. Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 208# 65; 224-246# 52.50-57.50; Sows 628# 49; Boars 906# 22. Feeder Pigs: 40-55# 3565/hd; 112-194# 57.5067.50/hd. Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 4050# 70-75; 60-70# 85-100; Sel 2 under 20# 22.50-30;

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Eighty-Four Sel 3 under 20# 5-15; Billies 100# 117.50; Nannies 80100# 100-122.50. EarCorn: 4 lds, 150225/ton. Hay (/ton): 8 lds, Timothy Grass 290; Alfalfa/Grass 340; Mixed 205-320. Oats: 1 ld, 5.10/bu. Straw (/ton): 1 ld, Mixed 165; Rd. Bales 1 ld, 21/bale. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA April 23, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Sel 1-2 1230# 103; Hols. Ch 2-3 1335# 107; Sel 1-2 1180-1650# 92-97. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 94-99; Breakers 75-80% lean 9094.50, lo dress 86-89; Boners 80-85% lean 83-88.50, hi dress 89, lo dress 80-81; Lean 85-90% lean 76-81, lo dress 74-76. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1345-1685# 97.50-108.50; YG 2 1220-1345# 85-95. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 500600# 175; 700-800# 145147.50; M&L 2-3 300-400# 155. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 140-155; 500700# 120-137.50; 700-900# 107-113; M&L 2 300-500# 120-138. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300400# 175; 400-500# 145157.50; 500-600# 155162.50; 700-900# 118122.50; M&L 2 300-500# 120-139; 500-700# 125; Hols. No. 1 85-120# 195220; No. 2 80-120# 160-185; No. 3 80-120# 95-150; Util 70-120# 52.50-80; Beef type 85-250# 150-225. Holstein Heifers: No. 1 85120# 170-180. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 235-245# 60-64. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 3040# 50. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 60# 202.50-212.50;

115# 170; Yearlings Gd 1-2 125# 160; Ewes Gd 1-2 147-230# 66-71. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 35# 37.50; Billies Sel 3 58# 40; Wethers Sel 2 210# 60/cwt. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA April 23, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1310-1578# 124.50127; 1598-1636# 120122.50; Ch 2-3 1212-1596# 119-124.50; full/YG 4-5 119.50; 1612-1656# 114.50116.50; Sel 1-3 1022-1570# 113.50-118; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1478-1544# 108.50109; Ch 2-3 1312-1562# 102-107; 1619-1640# 100103; Sel 1-3 1158-1396# 95100. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1284-1372# 121.50125; Hols. Hfrs. 1140# 106; Ch 2-3 1346-1570# 118119; full/YG 4-5 111; Hols. 1210# 96.50; Sel 1-3 12661290# 109.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 91.5095.25; Breakers 75-80% lean 87-89.25, lo dress 83.75-86.50; Boners 8085% lean 84.75-88, hi dress 87.50-91, lo dress 80.5085.50, very lo dress 7878.50; Lean 85-90% lean 80-85.50, hi dress 86-89.50, lo dress 74.50-80, very lo dress 67.50-74.50; Light Lean 85-92% lean 78-82.50, lo dress 70-75, very lo dress 62-70. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1154-1910# 96-106.50; lo dress 93.50-96.50; 2194# 98; YG 2 998-1590# 8692.50; 2080-2366# 9191.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 460# 145; 535-640# 119139; 805# 118; Hols. L 3 300-490# 91-114; 6451154# 91-96; Hfrs. M&L 1 315# 120; 850# 114; M&L 2 465# 129; 660# 114; Bulls M

1 555# 132.50; M&L 2 250# 130; Herefords 638# 119; Hols. Bulls L 3 326# 115; 820-935# 89. Ret. to Farm Hols. Bull Calves: No. 1 Hols. 94-126# 220-240; 82-92# 222.50240; No. 2 94-116# 180227.50; 76-92# 190-227.50; No. 3 70-120# 100-175; Util 68-98# 62.50-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 66-92# 100-170; Hols/Beef X 78-114# 150185, fancy 220-250. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 200# 58.50; 235-242# 61-62; 280# 55.50; 45-50% lean 220# 49; 345# 42; Sows US 1-3 466# 46; 700# 54. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-64# 195-240; 76# 197.50-230; 124# 130; Ewes Gd 2-3 128-192# 72.50-86; Util 1-2 76-140# 50-67.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 105-145; Sel 2 under 20# 10-27.50; 20-40# 47.50-97.50; 45-60# 85102.50; 65-100# 95-125; Nannies Sel 1 130-180# 122.50-155, fancy 300; Billies Sel 2 180# 190; Wethers Sel 2 180# 207.50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA No report KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA April 21, 2012 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 180 Mixed Hay: 3 lds, 190-250 Timothy: 3 lds, 250-320 Grass: 2 lds, 195-200 Straw: 1 ld, 190 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA April 20, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1335-1625# 121.50-124.50; Ch 2-3 1265-1570# 113-115; Hols. Ch 2-3 1265-1550# 103-

108; Sel 2-3 1220-1425# 9394; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1225-1525# 114-116.50; Ch 2-3 1095-1320# 109-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 89-93, lo dress 79-85; Breakers 7580% lean 86-93, hi dress 93-98.50, lo dress 78.50-85; Boners 80-85% lean 83-88, hi dress 88-93.50, lo dress 76.50-82; Lean 85-90% lean 75-83.50, hi dress 83.50-88, lo dress 68-75. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1015-2140# 99-104, lo dress 87-97. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 110-128# 197-198; 86108# 219-227; No. 2 106128# 192-207; 80-104# 215235; No. 3 100-130# 200207; 80-98# 216-217; 7278# 180; Util 60-110# 45-70; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-110# 180-230; No. 2 75-115# 100150. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA April 24, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 79-84.50, hi dress 85-86.50; Boners 8085% lean 73.50-77; Lean 85-90% lean 65-71, hi dress 71-74, lo dress 58-63.50. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 85-120# 200222; No. 2 80-120# 150-180; No. 3 80-120# 100-130; Util 65-130# 30-70. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA April 18, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1475# 120; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1345-1690# 102.50105.50; Sel 1-3 1160-1665# 96.50-99.50. Slaugher Heifers: Ch 2-3 1495# 117.50; Sel 2-3 1315# 110. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 85-90; Boners 80-85% lean 84.50-89; Lean 85-90% lean 79-84, hi dress 84-87.50, lo dress 64-69. Bulls: YG 1 1105-1885# 99101, lo dress 1545-2235# 92.50-94; YG 2 2115-2460# 84.50-87. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 235252.50; 80-90# 215-240; No. 2 85-125# 185-250, mostly 220-240; No. 3 80-120# 110155; Util 70-110# 55-75; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 85# 195; No. 2 80# 145. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-50# 225-230. Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 119-130; Sel 2 30-40# 97.50-114; Sel 3 20-30# 5055; Nannies Sel 2 80-130# 145; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 200.

MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA April 17, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1195-1575# 121.50-125.50; full/YG 4-5 119.50-122; Sel 1-3 1210-1525# 116.50120; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1535-1625# 108-110.50; Ch 2-3 1345-1585# 102106.50; 1700-1735# 97; Sel 1-3 1230-1530# 96-101. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1550# 123.50; Hols. 1320-1395# 104-104.50; Ch 2-3 1070-1495# 118122.50; full/YG 4-5 114-119; Sel 1-3 1130-1365# 110114.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 84-88, lo dress 80.50-85; Boners 8085% lean 81.50-85.50, hi dress 86-88, lo dress 7780.50, very lo dress 75.5076.50; Lean 85-90% lean 77-82.50, lo dress 70-75.50, very lo dress 65-66; Light Lean 85-92% lean 72-78, lo dress 65-71, very lo dress 50-60.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1185-2050# 92-102; 21302355# 86.50-88; YG 2 8602090# 80-91.50; 23402420# 82-86.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 300# 152; M&L 2 385-475# 128-145; 585# 132; L 3 Hols. 315-420# 92-102; 500980# 80-102; Hfrs. L 1 520675# 110-132; M&L 2 420495# 125-130; 500-700# 87112; 825-860# 91-96; Bulls M&L 1 260# 150; 415-450# 132-140; M&L 2 390-490# 112-132; Herefords 112; 515-660# 105-136; Herefords 112; 745-790# 80-94; Hols. L 3 335-490# 87-110; 550-875# 85-93. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 190222; 85-90# 190-202; No. 2 95-115# 160-200; 75-90# 160-197; No. 3 70-125# 100157 Util 60-85# 35-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 90-95# 160-200; No. 2 70-95# 90-145. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 238-277# 62-66, 280-293# 60.50-63; 45-50% lean 233-285# 5862; Sows US 1-3 330-490# 44-49.75; 515-820# 4953.50; Boars 520-535# 30.50; Jr. Boars 205-380# 41-58. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 10# 31-39; 70# 47-57; 130# 75. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 33-62# 177-250; 7092# 160-217; 115-150# 135-165; Yearlings 110# 100; Ewes Gd 2-3 115-180# 60-85; Rams 185# 70; 380# 47. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 45-55# 110-140; Sel 2 2040# 50-102; 45-60# 87-135; 80# 117; Nannies Sel 1

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 110# 130; Billies Sel 2 120# 147; Wethers Sel 1 100# 182. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA April 23, 2012 Steers: Gd 105-110 Heifers: Gd 104-108 Cows: Util & Comm. 80-92; Canner/lo Cutter 78 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 88-97 Bulls: YG 1 80-93 Cattle: Steers 112-125; Bulls 90-110; Hfrs. 85-115. Calves: Ch 100-115; Gd 80100; Std 15-80; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 125-225. Hogs: 53. US 1-2 57-60; US 1-3 55-57; Sows US 1-3 3545; Boars 22-40. Feeder Pigs: 9. US 1-3 2050# 40-87. Sheep: 43. Lambs Ch 210250; Gd 180-200; Sl Ewes 70-90. Goats: 90-140 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA April 23, 2012 Alfalfa: 190-240 Grass: 205-215 Mixed Hay: 165-195 Round Bales: 45 ea. Lg. Sq. Bales: 190 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA April 23, 2012 Roosters: 3.25-6.50 Hens: 4.50-5.25 Banties: 1.50-2.75 Pigeons: 1.50-3.25 Bunnies: 2-8.50 Rabbits: 14-16 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm.

NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA April 18, 2012 US 1-3: 59 hd, 30-40# 160190; 16 hd, 50-60# 160-175. US 2: 36 hd, 20-25# 200240; 43 hd, 25-30# 180-210; 81 hd, 30-40# 170-180; 21 hd, 40-50# 180-210. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA April 23, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: NonTraditional, Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 225255; 60-80# 212-245, fancy 252; 80-90# 210-229; 90110# 205-230; 110-130# 185-200; 130-150# 150168; 150-200# 142-159; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 4060# 200-235; 60-80# 185226; 80-90# 192-208; 90110# 212-222; 110-130# 174-190. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 80-100; 160200# 79-98; 200-300# 6884; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120160# 64-79. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 100-115; 40-60# 130-170; 60-80# 160-182; 80-100# 168-198; Sel 2 3040# 68-81; 40-60# 89-130; 60-80# 118-159; 80-90# 151-168; Sel 3 30-40# 4559; 40-60# 64-80; 60-70# 75-90; 90-100# 93-105; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80130# 155-170; 130-180# 160-175; Sel 2 80-130# 125145; 130-180# 150-167; Sel 3 50-80# 77-93; 80-130# 101-118; Wethers Sel 1 100150# 210-225; 150-250# 225-250; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 185-200; 150250# 225-245; Sel 2 100150# 142-159; 150-250# 160-179. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to last week corn sold .25-.30 lower,

wheat sold .10-.15 higher, barley sold .05-.10 lower, Oats sold steady to .05 lower & Soybeans sold .15.20 higher. EarCorn sold steady. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.53-6.85, Avg 6.71, Contracts 5.40-5.46; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.966.67, Avg 6.39, Contracts 5.96-6; Barley No. 3 Range 4.50-5.50, Avg 5, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50-4.80, Avg 4.65; Soybeans No 2 Range 13.7214.11, Avg 13.95, Contracts 13-13.02; EarCorn 190. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.25, Avg 6.88; Wheat No. 2 6.67; Barley No. 3 Range 5; Oats No. 2 4-5, Avg 4.45; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.50-14, Avg 13.21; EarCorn Range 195220, Avg. 207.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.62-7.05, Avg 6.75; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.20-6.75, Avg 6.55; Barley No. 3 Range 4.25-6, Avg 4.96; Oats No. 2 Range 3.50-4.80, Avg 4.26; Soybeans No. 2 Range 13.6013.96, Avg 13.84; EarCorn 190-195, Avg 192.50. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.55-6.89, Avg 6.72; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.90; Oats No. 2 Range 4.20-4.65, Avg 4.42; Soybeans No. 2 Range 13.4014.10, Avg 13.76; Gr. Sorghum 5.90. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.557.25, Avg 6.78, Month Ago 6.98, Year Ago 7.73; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.96-6.90, Avg 6.53, Month Ago 6.38, Year Ago 7.85; Barley No. 3 Range 4.50-6, Avg 4.97, Month Ago 5.26, Year Ago 5.50; Oats No. 2 Range 3.50-5, Avg 4.33, Month Ago 4.24, Year Ago 4.05; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.50-14.10, Avg 13.63, Month Ago 12.97, Year Ago 13.37; EarCorn Range 190220; Avg 198, Month Ago 205, Year Ago 190. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.75-7, Avg 6.43; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.81; Oats No. 2 4-5.25, Avg 4.41; Soybeans No. 2 13.97. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary April 20, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 122-127; Ch 1-3 117123; Sel 1-2 113-118; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 105-111; Ch 2-3 102-108; Sel 1-2 94.50101.

Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 116.50-119; Ch 1-3 109-116; Sel 1-2 109-114. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 85-91; Boners 80-85% lean 81.50-87.50; Lean 85-90% lean 76-82. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 110-115; Avg dress 94-104; lo dress 86-88. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 155-185; 500-700# 145-170; M&L 2 300-500# 130-155; 500-700# 125145. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 140-165; 500700# 125-145; M&L 2 300500# 120-140; 500-700# 115-140. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 150-170; 500-700# 130-150; M&L 2 300-500# 125-145; 500-700# 125140. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-90. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 80-120# 190-230, w/spots to 250; No. 2 80120# 90-170, w/spots to 215; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84105# 200-320; No. 2 80105# 100-200. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 60-64; 45-50% lean 220-270# 5863. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 4550; 500-700# 50-55. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 30-40# 160-190; 50-60# 160-175; US 2 20-25# 200240; 25-30# 180-210; 3040# 170-180; 40-50# 180210. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 255274; 60-80# 240-270; 80110# 230-255; 110-150# 155-210; Ch 1-3 40-60# 258-264; 60-80# 200-255; 80-110# 180-200; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 98-106; 160200# 80-96; Util 1-2 120160# 64-86; 160-200# 6079. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 138-170; 60-80# 167-185; 90-130# 187-205; Sel 2 20-40# 55-98; 40-60# 108-142; 60-80# 140-162; Sel 3 20-40# 49-70; 40-60# 60-106; Nannies Sel 1 80130# 158-174; 130-180# 164-179; Sel 2 80-130# 135152; Sel 3 50-80# 98-114; 80-130# 110-130; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 210-235; 150250# 235-251; Sel 2 100150# 178-240.

PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and/ton. All hay and straw reported sold/ton. Compared to last week hay & straw sold steady. Alfalfa 150-350; Mixed Hay 150350; Timothy 150-295; Straw 120-190; Mulch 6090. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 144 lds, 26 Straw; Alfalfa 125-340; Mixed Hay 110-400; Timothy 115-345; Grass 127-360; Straw 140-212. Diffenbach Auct, April 16, 68 lds Hay, 9 lds Straw. Alfalfa 125-285; Mixed Hay 110400; Timothy 115-340; Grass 145-310; Straw 140210. Green Dragon, Ephrata: April 20, 28 lds Hay, 9 Straw. Alfalfa 140-310; Mixed Hay 120-360; Timothy 115-242; Grass Hay 127-360; Straw 152-212. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: April 19, 15 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa 245340; Mixed Hay 120-355; Timothy 220-345; Straw 185-190. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: April 18, 33 lds Hay, 6 Straw. Alfalfa 160-340; Mixed Hay 140-305; Timothy 175-300; Grass 195-280; Straw 145-200. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 113 Loads Hay, 22 Straw. Alfalfa 65-320; Mixed Hay 80-335; Timothy 170-320; Grass 70-210; Straw 90200, mostly 130-180. Belleville Auct, Belleville: April 18, 22 lds Hay, 2 lds Straw. Alfalfa 220; Mixed 160-300; Straw 165-187.50. Dewart Auction, Dewart: April 16, 19 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Mixed Hay 97-335; Straw 90-200, mostly 130-180. Greencastle Livestock: April 16 & 19, 10 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Mixed Hay 85152.50; Straw 105. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: April 21, 9 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa 180; Mixed Hay 190-250; Timothy 250320; Grass Hay 120-200; Straw 190. Middleburg Auct, Middle-

burg: April 17, 22 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa 140-320; Mixed Hay 140-315; Timothy 145-210; Grass 70-210; Straw 245. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: April 11 & 14, 31 lds Hay, 9 Straw. Alfalfa 65-245; Mixed Hay 80-265; Timothy 180-190; Grass 170-178; Straw 130-165. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: April 20, 21 lds Hay, 0 Straw. Alfalfa 190-225; Timothy 180-190; Grass 180-215. VINTAGE SALES STABLES April 16, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hols. Ch 3-4 1350-1505# 123125.50; Ch 2-3 1250-1545# 119-123.50, 525-1710# 118-123.50, few 127-128; Sel 2-3 1115-1475# 114.50119.75. Slaughter Holsteins: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1375-1645# 107-111; Ch 2-3 13551420# 104-106.50; Sel 1-3 1240-1490# 94.50-99. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1080-1400# 114-119; Sel 23 1065-1445# 109.50-114. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 82-87.50; Boners 80-85% lean 79-83, hi dress 83-89.50; Lean 8890% lean 73-79.50, hi dress 79-84, lo dress 59.50-66. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 90-120# 180-205; 80-90# 120-155; No. 2 80-120# 155175; No. 3 80-105# 125-145; Util 75-100# 20-85. *Next Feeder Cattle Sale May 5. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA April 19, 2012 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 245-340 Timothy Hay: 2 lds, 135300. Orchard Grass: 3 ld, 220345 Mixed Hay: 6 lds, 120-355 Straw: 2 lds, 185-190 Wrapped Grass: 1 ld, 35/bale. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA April 25, 2012 Alfalfa: 9 lds, 222-297 Mixed: 35 lds, 227-325 Timothy: 1 ld, 370 Grass: 8 lds, 215-260 Straw: 10 lds, 176-265 Fodder: 2 lds, 131-150

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NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA April 19, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1335-1625# 121.50124.5; full 114-118.50; Ch 23 1265-1570# 117-121; Sel 1-3 1250-1520# 113-115; Hols. Ch 2-3 1265-1550# 103-108; Sel 2-3 12201425# 93-94. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1225-1525# 114116.50; Ch 2-3 1095-1320# 109-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean lo dress 79-84; Breakers 75-80% lean 86-88, hi dress 89-94, lo dress 79-83; Boners 8085% lean 83-87.50, hi dress 87-90, lo dress 77-81.50; Lean 88-90% lean 75-80.50, hi dress 82-86.50, lo dress 68-73. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1

1015-2140# 99-104, lo dress 87-97. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 110-128# 197-198; 86-108# 219-227; No. 2 106-128# 192-207; 80-104# 215-235; No. 3 100-130# 200-207; 8098# 216-217; 72-78# 45-70. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-110# 180-230; No. 2 75-115# 100-150.

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Penn State identifies strategies of profitable dairies UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — What proven strategies and tools can Pennsylvania dairy producers use on-farm to become more profitable? The Penn State Extension Dairy Team has spent the past two years investigating the practices of a cross section of Pennsylvania dairy farms, and is ready to share its research findings with producers and the agribusiness professionals who serve them. “We found great opportunities to increase profits on dairy operations,” notes Rebecca White, senior project associate with the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, who helped conduct the research. “For example, the farms in the study lost, on average, $242 per cow per year due to a high herd average days in milk,” explains White, adding: “These losses can be minimized by utilizing tools from the Penn State Extension Dairy Team to pinpoint the route of the problem and, most importantly, to find a solution that can be implemented.” In 2010, the Penn State Extension Dairy Team began the dairy profitability research project titled: “Whole Farm Assessment Tools to Identify Strategies for Increased Dairy Farm Profitability.” Financial and production data collected from a cross section of Pennsylvania dairies over two years has been analyzed to determine relationships between operational and capital efficiency and overall return on assets of high profit level farms in the study. Specific strategic changes that will result in improvement in management and financial parameters have been identified and summarized. Information about the strategies shown to improve profitability and the specifics on how to implement them onfarm from this project may be accessed two ways. Audio recordings detailing the research and its findings are available online, free of charge, at Click on the “Dairy” link to visit the Penn State

Extension Dairy Team website. There, you will find the audio recordings explaining the strategies, supporting resource materials, and links to Penn State profitability tools, including the Penn State Profitability Assessment Dairy Tool and the Penn State Income over Feed Cost Tool.

Agribusiness professionals may also schedule Penn State educators to offer presentations about the new dairy profitability research and strategies to their clients. Presentations are free of charge and will include: • Results from Penn State Extension research project: “Whole

Farm Assessment Tools to Identify Strategies for Increased Dairy Farm Profitability;” • Specific strategies for improving farm profitability; and • Available Penn State Extension resources including, but not limited to, the Penn State Profitability Assessment Dairy Tool, the Penn

State Income Over Feed Cost, the Penn State Profitability Newsletter, including additional data and strategies, and cash flow planning workshops. Presentations may be scheduled May through August and can be adapted to focus on specific goals or subject matter, including forage

quality, risk management, ration balancing, replacements, reproduction, milk production, milk quality, purchased feed and more. For more information, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team at 888-373-7232 or visit the Penn State Extension Dairy Team website at

Ag committee wraps up final Farm Bill field hearing On April 20, Chairman Frank Lucas wrapped up the House Agriculture Committee’s field hearing series in Dodge City, KS. It was the final hearing that was held across the country to listen directly to producers on the ground and gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill. Members heard from producers of a variety of commodities and beef about the tools they need to continue to produce a safe and affordable food and fiber supply. Witnesses explained that one of the goals of the Farm Bill should be to provide opportunities for effective risk management for all of agriculture. “Field hearings are a vital part of the

Farm Bill process and I appreciate the participation of all our witnesses. There are some challenges that vary by region, and we need to tailor farm policy to fit those unique requirements. We also need to be mindful that farmers and ranchers across the country share many of the same experiences, especially as they relate to regulatory burdens. I look forward to continuing the Farm Bill process as we prepare to write legislation,” said Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK). “As a freshman Congressman, it was truly a privilege to have the opportunity to showcase my district for members of the House Agriculture Committee. It was

an honor that Dodge City in Kansas’ Big First was chosen as one of only four towns across the country to host a farm bill field hearing. As the witnesses explained today, agriculture is one of the few bright spots in America’s economy and yet still has room to grow. However, agricultural prosperity faces dangers that are both real and present. Overregulation from Washington directly threatens not only the continuity of our family farms, but also the existence of our way of life in rural America. Our farmers need to be freed from the regulatory grips of eager bureaucrats,” said Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS).

Spring Auction Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 9AM Hop Bottom, Susquehanna County, PA To be held at our yard, 2 miles East of Hop Bottom, PA (US Route 11) or from I-81, Exit 211, Lenox, West on Route 106. 2 miles to 1st left. SR2020, 3 miles to sale site. (GPS 1577 Forest St., Hop Bottom, PA 18824) TRACTORS: (New) McCormick, Cmax 90, 2wd, open; Kubota M125X M.F.W.D., C.A.H., P.S., 1139 hrs; Kubota 7950; NH TS110, C.A.H. 4000 hrs, (Nice); JD 2950 M.F.W.D., 265 Loader, R.O.P.S.; JD 4430, CAB; JD 2840, open, (Nice); JD 3020, Gas; JD 2010, Gas; IH 1256, Cab, (Nice); IH 986, Cab; IH 966, Cab; IH 656; MF 2745, Cab; MF 275; MF 255; MF 165D; MF 165G; MF 135D; MF 135G; M 150; Ford 8000; Ford 5000; Ford 4000G; Case 2090, Cab; Case DB 990 w/loader; DB 990; DB 885; Same 85 M.F.W.D. w/loader; Deutz 8006, Cab; IMT (Massey Ferguson) 70hp; IH 584; IH 484, w/loader; IH 560, w/loader; JD 4030, 4 post; White 2-110, Cab; Oliver 1855, Cab, 2800 hrs, (Nice); Cockshutt 1855; Oliver 1750, over/under; Oliver 770, gas 3pt ps; JD 2155 w/Nunes mounted wing mowers; (All from one consignor) AC 190XT III Diesel, open; AC 185D, 2 post canopy; AC 180G; AC 175D; AC 160D w/loader; AC 5040; AC D14 w/side mower SENIOR TRACTORS: MH 44, Diesel; MH 33 w/3pt; MH 101 Sr, w/loader, (Nice); IH 400 w/rear fork lift; JD A; MH 44 Special w/P.S. PARTS TRACTORS: MF 1085; Oliver 1755; Ford Major; Case 530; Farmall, C FARM EQUIPMENT Round Balers: (New) Feraboli, 265, 4x5, net wrap; JD 446, nice, (silage); NH 648; NH 640; NH 630; (New) Hesston 745, 4x5; Deutz-Allis, GP 2.80;` Vermeer 605F; M&W 4590, 4x4, net wrap; Square Balers: JD 347 w/ejector; NH 320 w/thrower (Nice); NH 315 w/thrower; NH 273 w/thrower; Case IH 5420 w/thrower; Disc Mowers: NH 1441 center pivot, (nice), late model; JD 925; JD 1360; NI 5209; Gehl 2345; Krone AMT 283V; Kuhn, 3pt, GMD 700, 9' Bar; Rakes & Tedders: Kuhn 2-star tedder; NH 258; NH 256; NI 403; NH 163, 4 star; NH 169, 6 star; (New) Claas 52T, 4 star; Wagons & Spreaders: (New) Lancaster, 85 BU Spreader; Tyler 5 ton tandem, Fertilizer Spreader; Gehl 312 "V" Spreader; 8 X 16 metal Hay Wagon, 8 X 20 metal, tandem Hay wagon; Papec Silage Wagon; NH Silage Wagon; Planters, Plows & Disks: IH 520, 5x, Spring Reset, Side Hill; Kverneland 3x, Spring Reset, Side Hill; MF 345, 3x, 3pt, Spring Reset; MF 3pt, 3x plows; IH 2 Bottom, 3pt plow, (Nice); Ford 2 Bottom plow (excellent); Several 3pt & pull type Chisel plows; MF 10' Transport Disk, (Nice); White 12' Disk; Bushhog 12' Disk; Several Harrows; White 5100, 4 row, planter; NI-Kinze 4 row, no-till planter, (Nice); AC 600, notill planter, 4 row; JD 2 row, 3pt planter; MF 2 row, 3pt planter; JD 8300 Drill; MF 33 Drill (Nice); IH 5100 Drill (Like New); Brillion 8', Seeder 3pt; IH 3 Shank, Sub Soiler, Spring Reset, Pull Type; Ford Disk; Haybines & Mowers:

No Buyers Premium

NH 488; NH 479; NH 467; Hesston 1190; Gehl 2170; Hesston PT-7; IH #10; JD 1219; Harvest & Feeding: Fox Silage Dump Table; Bagdor Hammer-Mill Blower, (Nice); Bear Cat 950 Grinder-mixer, (Nice); JD 100 Grinder-mixer; Feeder Wagons; Feeder Wagon w/head locks; Rissler 3pt Bale unroller; Tanco 580S, Baler wrapper (low use); Farmland 3pt wrapper (New); Hay & Grain Elevators; Bale Elevators; NH 892; NH 717; McCurdy Gravity Wagon; NH 848 Baler; 9' self-powered Ag Bagger; MISC. FARM EQUIPMENT: Skid Steer Mount Bale Grabber; 20.8 x 38 Snapon Duals; Ag Bags; P.T.O. Irrigation Pump; Chicken Feeder; Pig Feeder; Round Bale Feeder; Box Blades; Back Blades; Stone Rakes; Rotary Mowers; Finish Mowers; Bale Spears; Bush Wacker Bat-wing mower; Lely 3pt Spin Spreader; KIDD 6-10 Round Bale Chopper; Covered Fence Line Feeder; 30.5L x 32 tires & wheels; Assorted Ag tires; NH Double Rake Hitch Bar; JD 148 Loader; JD 145 Loader; Leon Loader, fits IH; Dual Q/T Loader, fits IH; (New) 6' Taylorway Finish mower; (New) Brushhog 5' Finish Mower; Howard 6' Heavy Duty Rototiller; 300 gallon Field Sprayer; NI 272 Cutditioner; JD Tedder; Brillion 8' Cultipacker; Mueller, 1000 gallon Bulk Tank, compressor, washer; IH 5100 8' Grain Drill, grass seed, fertilizer (Excellent); 3pt. Cultivators, 10’ 3pt. disk CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES & TRAILERS: 2006 FORD F650, 10' Dump, Cat Diesel, Allison Auto (3900 Miles!!) Like New!! 2000 F350, 4x4, 7.3 Diesel, Stick, 12' flat bed; 94 Ford LTL 9000 Tri-axle Dump, 435 Cat, 8LL, new clutch; 1978 Ford 8000, 25' rollback (Good Runner); 1999 Ford F150 4x4 Reg. Cab; Several used Skid Steer Trailers; 10 ton Trail King, airbrake, deck-over, trailer; Ford 555B Backhoe; Ford 4500 Backhoe; NH 865 Skid Steer; Skid Steer Tracks; Skid Steer Post Drill; Skid Steer Log Splitter; Grapple Bucket; Buckets; Forks; etc.; Ray Craft 24' Boat w/trailer; Brush chipper; (New) BHX172 Case IH Backhoe for Compact Tractor; 95 Chevy 3500 4x4 Dump, Plow, Cinder Spreader; Stow R 2000 Roller; '09 Chevy 8' Pickup Box; Bale Chopper w/Motor & Hose; 30-28' Trusses (New) Belmont 920 Deck-over Trailer; Case 586 4wd, 6000# forklift LAWN & GARDEN: (NEW) McCormick X10-25 4x4 w/loader; (New) Cub Cadet Volunteer 4x4 U.T.V.; Challenger MT 4x4 w/loader, 81 hrs!!; Kubota R.T.V. 900, Diesel, Cab, 400 hrs; (New) Woods BH 6000 Backhoe Attachment; Cub Cadet 72" Zero-Turn; Skag Turf Tiger Zero Turn; CC 1450; CC 1000; CC 1863; JD 180; JD 175; JD 170; JD 160; JD 212; JD 317; JD 332 Dsl w/PTO & 3pt. hitch; Ford 145 (Nice); JD 318; Craftsman 4000 w/bagger; Sears 20hp; Toro Lazer Zero-Turn Mower; Weedeater 18hp; (New) Troy Built Rear-tine Rototiller; Pallets of bagged Lime Stone; 8x8 Shed; 8x12 Shed; Outhouse; Bridge; 10' Octagon Gazebo; Chicken Coops; CC Walk behind Snow Blower. Plus much more by sale day

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Will hydrofracking affect local streams? Volunteer to monitor local stream quality No one can say with certainty how or if hydrofracking will impact our streams, lakes and rivers. The Community Science Institute (CSI), based in Ithaca, NY, will be recruiting and training several groups of volunteers in the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed to find out. The Community Science Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower citizens to monitor and protect their community’s natural resources, especially water. In addition to partnering with volunteer groups, CSI also operates a

state certified water quality testing lab (NYSDOHELAP #11790). CSI’s currently partners with eight volunteer groups in the Cayuga Lake watershed and Upper Susquehanna River Basin, covering over 800 square miles of drainage area. Water monitoring by volunteer groups in partnership with the certified laboratory is a low-cost and effective strategy for tracking water quality. With support from the CSI lab, volunteers will perform regular “red flag” field tests on stream samples to assess whether or not contamination occurs from shale gas operations. If a “red flag” is

found, the CSI lab will perform further testing. CSI will be holding an Information Session on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m., at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex, Room 120, at 323 Owego Street, in Montour Falls, NY. Come and find out how CSI’s stream monitoring program works and how to get involved! This event is hosted by the Schuyler County Cooperative Extension Office. CSI is not affiliated with Cornell Cooperative Extension. If you would like to get involved but cannot come to the Information Session, please email Becky Bowen, CSI’s Outreach Coordinator, at or call 607-2576606.

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New York FFA to holds 87th Convention at VVS Central School Youth organization provides link to agriculture’s future VERONA, NY — Wearing their traditional blue corduroy jackets, a wave of nearly 1,000 FFA members will flood Central New York as part of the 87th Annual New York State FFA Convention. High school students from 65 schools statewide will ascend to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (VVS) Central School as it plays host to the youth organization’s annual meeting on May 3-5. Throughout the Convention, FFA’ers will be competing in state level Career Development Events such as Prepared Speaking, Job Interview, Parliamentary Procedure, Agricultural Issues, Extemporaneous Speaking, FFA Creed, and a variety of specialty contests. Since 1925, the student-based FFA youth organization has helped thousands of students develop their leadership skills and fundamental agriculture

skills, practices and interests. The FFA organization provides leadership development to all youth interested in careers in agriculture. While in town, Convention participants will have the opportunity to attend a variety of local agricultural-based tours of interest. Dairy tours include Vaill Farm, Brabant Dairy Farms and a visit to Stoltzfus’ Family Dairy, a newly developed cheese and yogurt facility. Agriculture technology stops include Aqua Vita aquaponics facility, Noble Premium Wood Shavings, and VVS Agriculture Department’s own maple syrup facilities and biomass laboratory. Agriculture mechanics tours include Ferris Industries and Kuhn Equipment while specialty agriculture tours include a stop at Root’s Horse Farm, Pohl’s Feedway, Burton’s Livestock, Empire Aquatics, Foothill Farms Hop Farm, and McDonough Sawmill. Other tour


Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 11:00 AM 2456 Route 14 Penn Yan, NY 14527

18 mi. south of Geneva, 18 mi. north of Watkins Glen right along Route 14 Specializing in registered and grade dairy cattle, Jerseys, complete dairy herds, heifers, and service bulls. Set up for interstate transportation. Reasonable commission rates. Great dairy location. Licensed and bonded. Auction held every first Friday of the month. Excellent ventilation, all cattle vaccinated upon arrival and vet checked by Keseca Vet. 1. From Lamar and Virginia Martin - selling their complete Holstein dairy which consists of 36 head with 27 milking, 8 springing heifers, 1 service bull, also selling like new MVE-millennium 2000 semen tank w/27 units of Holstein straws, breeding kit, these cows are mostly sired and bred AI, are in good condition and are milking around 60-65#, Lamar got milk Quality awards for the last 6 years. 2. From Kenneth Young in Braford, NY - selling complete Holstein dairy which consists of 45 head. This dairy has 35 years of AI breeding and a few are purebred, dairy is in good condition and are milking around 50#. There is 3 dry cows and a few springing heifers and herd is a year around herd, sample of bulls being used: Toystory, Beacon, Garrett, Marion pedigrees at ringside. 3. From Bud and Carol Nurse - 8 top of the line fresh and springing heifers w/one red and white. 4. From Raymond Martin - selling 5 fresh heifers, a few with heifer calves. 5. From Machuga Farms - selling 4 heifers bred 7-8 months. 6. From local farm - selling 4 fresh heifers. 7. 4 Reg. yearling heifers from 28,000# herd with 2 Holsteins sired by Autumn Ridge Matson ET and 2 Ayrshires, one sired by Dupetit Lac Hammer w/77 point dam, one sired by Double Wany ET out of a 85 point dam. 8. From Meadow Winds Farm - sending a nice Reg. Jersey which is springing.

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9. 3 springing heifers from John Hershburger. 10. And selling lots more heifers and cows. AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: We have a nice quality group for this month. We take extra measures in having a clean, healthy environment for our cattle. Come be part of this successful auction. Last month we marked 295 head with the top coming to $2,350. Next Lakeview Holsteins Auction Being Held Friday, June 1st Celebrating June is Dairy Month, we will be Offering Free Soft Ice Cream Call to Advertise Your Cattle in this Sale.

Terms: Cash or honorable check. Nothing to be removed until settled for.

FOR TRUCKING AND CONSIGNMENT CALL: Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Raymond Zimmerman 315-531-8521

Auction Staff: Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 (Pedigrees By) John Mikel 585-356-5551 Leon Good 315-374-2788 Raymond Zimmerman 315-531-8521 Clarence Shirk 570-259-0032 Melvin Lee High 315-651-1924 Jay Martin 315-521-3123

Specializing in Large Agriculture & Construction Public Auctions Jay Martin Clyde, NY 14433 315-521-3123

Elmer Zeiset Savannah, NY 13146 315-729-8030

stops include Vernon Downs, Northstar Orchards, and National Historic Site Fort Stanwix. As an added highlight, the Central New York Antique Tractor Club will be joining the Convention and displaying tractors, agriculture implements and toy replicas at this year’s show. Featured at the show will be a 1917 Moline Universal tractor exhibited by Mabie Bros Inc of Kirkville, NY. More than 100 tractors and implements are expected to be on display from throughout New York, making it one of the largest tractor shows in New York State.

Saturday’s tractor show is open to the public with scheduled demonstrations throughout the day. Contact show coordinator Gary Alley at 315- 829-4738 for more details. VVS has hosted the convention three times in the past — in 1956, 1989, 1995, and most recently in 2006. The 100-member FFA student organization will be joined by the VVS FFA Booster Club in planning all facility and meal accommodations for the two-and-a-half day affair. For more information, contact the VVS FFA at 315-829-2520 ext. 7462. (100) SEIZED / REPO VEHICLE AUCTION Plus: (15) Vehicles From Broome County, Complete Liquidation Of Local Tool Rental Company, Motors Home, Camping Trailers, Wheel Loader, Tractor, Equipment, ATV's, Trailers, Etc. @ Manasse Auction Yard, 12 Henry St., Whitney Point, NY 13862


May 5, 2012

9:00 AM

Auction To Be Held @ Manasse Auction Yard, 12 Henry St, Whitney Point, NY 13862. From I-81 Take Exit 8; From Northbound: Take Left Off Exit, Go 100 Yards To Henry St.; From Southbound: Take Right Off Exit, Go 1 Mile To Route 26 South, Go 1/2 Mile To Henry St.; Watch For Auction Arrows. Special: (15) Vehicles From Broome County - Selling @11:00AM, Online Bidding Available Including: '03 & '02 Chevy Impala's; '02 & '98 Chevy Malibu's; '00 & (2) '99 Chevy Lumina's; (3) '98 Chevy Cavaliers; '05 Ford Crown Vic., Police Interceptor; '00 Ford E250 Cargo Van; '99 Dodge 2500, 4wd w/ Plow, Needs Body Work; '99 Dodge 1500, 2wd; '95 Ford Ranger PU; (100) NYS Seized / Local Finance Co. Repo Vehicles Of All Types (100) - Selling @ 11:30AM Including: NYS Child Support Seized Vehicles: '03 Chevy Avalanche Z71, 4wd, Loaded!; '01 Ford F150 Pickup; '01 Pontiac Grand AM 4DSN; '00 Honda Civic; ' 99 Ford F150 XL; '99 Chevy Blazer LS, 4wd; '95 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup; '97 BMW 328i 4DSN; '89 Honda CRX Hatchback 2DSN; Note: NYS Seized Vehicles Are Subject To Prior Redemption & Approval. Also, Personal Items Of Value To Be Sold; (50+) Local Finance Co Repo Vehicles Including: Sedans: '05 Chevy Monte Carlo, 2DSN; '04 Buick Century Custom 4DSN; '03 Hyundai XG250L 4DSN; '03 Ford Taurus; '02 Pontiac Grand Prix; '01 Chevy Malibu 4DSN; '02 Saturn 4DSN; '02 & '01 Nissan Sentra 4DSN; '00 Olds Intrigue 4DSN; '02 Pontiac Sunfire; '00 Dodge Neon; '01 Pontiac Grand AM; Vans: '04, '03 & '02 Kia Sedonas; '03 Ford Windstar; '03 Chrysler Voyager; '02 Pontiac Montana; '02, '01 & '00 Chevy Venture; SUV's & Trucks: '02 Ford Explorer XLS, 4wd; '02 Buick Rendezvoux; '00 GMC Jimmy Envoy, 4wd; '00 Jeep Cherokee SE, 4wd; (2) '00 Chevy Blazers, 4wd; '00 Chevy Tracker; '99 Dodge Ram 1500; '99 Dodge Dakota Sport, 4wd; Many Other Repo's Coming In!! Other Consigned Vehicles: '07 Chevy Colorado Pickup, 2wd, Sharp!; '01 Subaru Forrester, AWD; '98 Dodge Dakota Pickup, 4wd, Low Miles, Super Nice!!; '01 Ford F150 Super Crew Pickup, 4wd; '00 Ford F150; '95 Chevy 2500 w/ Fancy Boss Snowplow; Motor Home & Campers: '85 Winnebago Motor Home, Nice!; '75 Smith Semi Camping Trailer; '94 Pop-Up Camping Trailer, Nice; Complete Liquidation Of Conklin Tool Rental Company, Owners Are Pursuing Other Business Interests, Top Quality Items Selling @ 10:00 AM - Online Bidding Available On Rental Items Including: (2) Case CX36B Mini Excavators, '05 & '06 Models, 700 & 800 Hrs., Rubber Tracks, Blades, Zero-Spin, Real Nice Machines; Bobcat T190 Track Skid Loader, 1500 Hrs., Nice; Bobcat S185 Skid Loader, 600 Hrs., Super Nice; Skid Steer Hydraulic Hammer; Husqvarna SG 13 Stump Grinder - New; DR Walk Behind Trimmer; Skyjack 19' Scissor Lift; MK Walk Behind Concrete Saw w/ Subaru 6 Hp Eng., 12" Diamond Blade, New, Never Used; Riding Tractors; (2) 5500 Watt Generators; DeWalt & Milwaukee Cordless Power Tools; Concrete Mixer; Fancy Tile Saw; Push Mowers; Demo Breakers; Hammer Drill; Water Pumps; Salamander Heaters; Husqvarna Chainsaws; Air Compressors; Air Nailers; Etc.; Etc.; Lots Of Other Quality Items!! Tractor, Trailers, Lawn Tractors, ATV's & Van Body - Selling @ 1:00 PM Wheel Loader: IH H65 Art. Wheel Loader, Nice Cond.!!; Tractor & Attachments: Ford 9N Tractor w/ Sherman Trans. & Rear Blade; Woods Ironside 6' Boxblade, H.D.; Whiteman 3pth Tree Transplanter; Mowers: Cub Cadet 147, Nice; Others Coming!; Car & Equipment Trailers: (2) New Cross Country Car & Landscape Trailers; ATV- '03 Honda Rancher, 4wd, ATV; Van Body / Storage Body: 22' Van Body To Use Or Storage; Old Gas Pump, Woodworking Tools, Group Of Household Items, Etc. - Selling @ 9:00 AM Restored Old Texaco Gas Pump, 6' Tall, Hard To Find; Truck Hitches; Hand Tools; Pedal Cars; Vending Machine; Etc.; Estate From Chenango Bridge Including: Reliant Band Saw; Craftsman Table Saw; Craftsman Jointer; Delta Mitre Saw; Drill Press; Hand Tools; Rolling Tool Box; (40) Hummell & Rockwell Collector Plates; Collector Toy Airplanes; Chairs; Some Hummells; Other Nice Items; Estate From Cortland County: Furniture; Dressers; Household & Kitchen Items; Handicap Power Wheel Chair; Many Nice Items; Tools & Misc. Items Out Of NYS Seized Vehicles, Watch Our Website For More Detailed Listing & Other Info. Terms & Conditions: Payment In Full Day Of Auction In Cash, Good Check or Major Credit Card w/ Positive ID; 13% Buyers Premium w/ 3% Waived For Cash Or Good Check Payments. Nothing Removed Until Settled For. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS-IS, WHERE-IS. Titles Will Be Mailed Out Approx. 3-4 Business Days Following Auction For Cash / CC Payments & 8-9 Business Days After Auction For Check Payments. Auction Order: 9:00AM: (2) Local Estates, Gas Pump's & Items Inside: 10:00AM: Rental Equipment; 11:00AM: Broome County Vehicles, Followed By NYS Seized Vehicles, Then Repo's; Approx 1:00PM: Tractors, Trailers, Campers, Equipment, Van Body, Etc; All Times Are Approx. Special Online Bidding Available on County Vehicles, Rental Equipment & Equipment, For Details Refer To Our Website @ Sales Managers & Auctioneers Licensed Real Estate Brokers In NY, NJ & PA Whitney Point, N.Y. 13862 607-692-4540 / 1-800-MANASSE

NFU joins coalition to support funding of Farm Bill energy programs On April 5, National Farmers Union (NFU) joined more than 100 organizations representing a broad range of renewable energy, farm, ranch, commodity, environmental, and other groups to send a letter to leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Agriculture Committees asking for reauthorization and funding of energy title programs from the farm bill that revitalize rural America and improve both national security and the environment. “Renewable energy is a tremendous opportunity to help our rural communities thrive by providing them with additional sources of income,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “These programs are vital not

only to rural America, but they also provide us with a clean, homegrown fuel that helps America become more energy independent, which is critical for national security. These programs need our support.” The letter states that farm bill energy programs like the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), Biorefinery Assistance Program (BAP) and Biobased Markets Program (Biopreferred) “strongly support American agriculture and ensure broad public benefits to the entire country,” helping rural communities create or save thousands of direct and indirect jobs. According to USDA, REAP has created or saved approximately

21,688 jobs since 2003. “These programs provide rural Americans with a level of certainty for their investments in renewable energy, so they can be guaranteed at least some return,” said Johnson. “We urge members of Congress to support these farm bill energy title programs that provide tremendous benefits for all Americans.” Senators Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Kent Conrad, DND, Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, and Al Franken, DMN, recently introduced energy title legislation providing more $1.2 billion in funding over the next five years for these programs.

Robert McGarry, Lyman Rudgers receive Fred Stout Experience Awards REYNOLDSBURG, OH — Robert T. McGarry, Enosburg Falls, VT, and Lyman Rudgers, Attica, NY, have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the Fred Stout Experience Awards. The fund supporting these awards was created in 2000 in memory of Fred J. Stout Sr., Mt. Carmel, IL, a lifelong Jersey breeder and member of the Jersey Marketing Service staff from 1978 to 1997. Stout was instrumental in the growth of JMS marketing activities, and later added duties as a type evaluator and in customer field service for the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). Stout believed that the best learning experiences happen in the everyday world. These awards honor that conviction by providing financial support for on-farm and JMS internship experiences. JMS Internship Recipient: Robert McGarry Robert McGarry begins his internship with Jersey Marketing Service on May 21. His experience will include working on the crews at the Cow Power Sale on June 23 in Byron, NY, and the 55th National Heifer Sale, June 30, in Fryeburg, Maine. McGarry combines strong practical experience in dairy herd management with a passion for working with and marketing registered cattle. Growing up on his family’s Holstein dairy near Enosburg Falls, VT, Robert purchased his first Registered Jersey™ at age 14, and increased his herd to nine cows enrolled on the AJCA REAP program. He worked the summer of 2010 at St. Pierre Dairy in Enosburg

Falls, taking care of 1,000 calves, making sure vet clinics ran smoothly, and working as a relief milker. He has also prepared cattle for shows, sales and picture sessions at seven different operations in the Mid-Atlantic states, including Kingsmill Farms and Janney Holsteins. A junior at Virginia Tech majoring in dairy science with a minor in applied agricultural economics, Robert also works in the university’s Mastitis and Immunology Lab, taking blood samples from calves and cows in addition to regular lab work. He is a member of the Virginia Tech Dairy Club and worked with the Showcase Sales held in 2010 and 2011. McGarry was a member of the Vermont state 4-H dairy cattle judging team, and received the John Knapp Award in 2005 for the highest score in the Vermont State 4-H Quiz Bowl. In 2011, he was a member of the Virginia Tech dairy judging team that won at Eastern States Exposition and placed fifth in Jerseys at the NAILE Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Lousiville, Ky. Robert’s long-term ambitions are to return to the family dairy farm and work as a type evaluator for a breed association. Farm Experience Recipient: Lyman Rudgers A lifelong breeder of Registered Jerseys™, L yman Rudgers of Attica, NY, was selected for the on-farm experience this year. He is completing his first year of studies in dairy science at the State University of New York, Morrisville.


SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 2012- 11:00 A.M. NATHAN & KRISTA BEACHY 5426 ST. RT. 11, BURKE, NY 12917

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DIRECTIONS: From Malone, take Rt. 11 East approx. 7 miles to farm on right or from Chateaugay, Take Rt. 11 West approx. 6 miles to farm. Watch for signs. 83-Cattle- many red & whites, balance Holsteins & Jersey / Jersey Cross 35 mature cows - 10 bred heifers - 14 ready to breed - 14 4-12 mo. - 11 calves 10 fresh last 60 days - 13 due next 60 days - SCC 190,000 - 4.1 B F- 3.12 P Great selection of red & whites from milking herd to started calves, cattle have great feet, legs & fancy utters and are in ex. condition. Genex service sires include Matrix Red, Sachel Red, Menefer, Everglad, & Sason Cattle have been vet checked and have all necessary shots Machinery- Also selling for Don & Jo Eastman & Neighbors Beachy: JD 4020 w/ syncromesh transmission, Rissler stationary TMR mixer, NH 185 tandum manure spreader, WIC bedding chopper Eastman: 2002 JD 6405 4 WD w/ cab & 640 loader, left hand reverser, 18.4-34 tires, new rubber, JD 4440 w/ P.S., 4 post canopy, 20.8-38 tires front & wheel weights, JD 2940 w/ cab & 260 SL loader, dual remotes, 18.438 tires, new, JD 2130 dual remotes 18.4-30 tires, like new JD 635 moco disc bine w/ fingers, Ex., 10' Brillion hydraulic seeder, Ex., 40' pipe elevator on rubber, Ex. & straight, Oliver 546 5 bottom AR plows, 12' bush hog hydraulic discs, NH 56 rake 12' drag harrows, bale spear Neighbors: JD 1520 w/ loader, gas, 49 Case VA 20 HP tractor, Amco 20' ROC flex disc harrows, JD 955 hyrdo swing disc bine, Miller Pro 1416 merger, JD 3960 chopper w/ hay head, 3206 Cub Cadet 22 HP w/ 4' snow blower & weather cab, shaft drive, F40 flexi bale auto bale wagon, w/ hydraulic lift & unload, NH 479 hay bine, NH 273 baler w/ thrower, WIC 13 HP bedder chopper, Sheaver hydr. Post pounder, DR all terrain mower, 13 HP, elec. Start, v.g, oil fired HW steam jenny, tire changer, 4 sets cow clippers, SS wash vat. MANAGERS NOTE: Nate & Krista have sold the farm & are offering this great herd of cattle for sale, 50% of milking herd is red & white along with several heifers & calves. Don & Johave an ex. Line of equipment for sale that is well maintained & field ready w/several pieces like new. For great replacements & quality equipment, plan to attend. Very few smalls, please be on time.

Rudgers’ early work experience in the dairy business came growing up on his family’s 180-head Holstein and Jersey farm. The herd was dispersed in 2005, with eight Jerseys retained for the 4-H projects of L yman and his three younger brothers. These cattle were housed at a nearby operation dairy and Rudgers Brothers Jerseys now has 16 cows and 18 replacements. Ten of them are owned by L yman. In 4-H, L yman has shown at the Wyoming County Fair for the past 10 years, and twice at the New York State Fair. He has competed in the county Dairy Quiz Bowl multiple times, as well as on the dairy judging team at county, district and state levels. He has also served as an officer of Attica FFA. Over the past five years, Lyman has developed his management skills working at a calf-raising operation and three dairies in the area. For more than two years, he was the wet calf feeder at Merle Heifers LLC, managing 90-plus calves on milk in individual stalls. He currently works at Boxler Dairy Farm at Varysburg, NY. Lyman is taking care of fresh cows and calves at this 2,000-cow operation, in addition to entering records in DairyCOMP 305. Rudgers’ plans are to complete the two-year program at Morrisville, then transfer to Cornell University. His

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We will be offering at public auction the estate of Anthony Caruso's complete firearms collection and garage tools & equipment. Watch for Daniel A. Carter signs and equipment. LONG GUNS: Remington model 799-.22 hornet w/scope; Springfield w/scope; Winchester 32-20; Winchester 1892-lever action; Marlin 1894 cowboy-32 cal. lever action; Sportster model 551- 22 long w/scope; New England 30-30 win. hand rifle w/scope; 6S Remington mod. 03-43; model 70-222 Remington w/leupold scope; savage sporter 25-20 w/scope; savage sporter 32-20 w/scope; .38 spl-.357 mag. lever action w/oct. stainless barrel; M48 rifle; WWI rifle; marlin model 25mm .22 cal. w/scope; 12ga. single barrel; Thompson center arms 54 cal; stoeger 12 ga. dble barrel coach gun; Savage Concor 410 3 inch o/u; Winchester 1873 32cal Lever action; Winchester M1892 32-40 Limit edition Lever Action. PISTOLS: Smith & Wesson-44 cal; 45 colt; model 1989 45 cal; 357 highway c.t.g patrolman; 38 wspl, 38 special c.t.g., model 39-2-9mm; 45 US army model 1917; Jennings J-22 .22lr, Iver Johnson; Winchester 45 lc w/box Taylon & Co.; Strum Ruger single-six-winch. 22 rf; Thompson center 35cal w/extra barrel & scope; Ruger Vaquer .32 cal-20 cal w/ss barrel; Cimapron 38/40; Ruger Vanquer .357 cal; Glock 9x18; Ruger .22cal. Mark II target; US Army - model 1911 A1-45 acp; Ruger 45 cal. New model Blackhawk; 357 mag. performance center; Navy arms 44 cal. black powder; lg. quantity of ammo - all sizes - self loading equipment, dies, brass, loads of ect. SPECIAL INTEREST: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcon 500 motorcycle w. 570hrs (cream puff). SHOP EQUIPMENT/TOOLS/MISC. Lg. commercial H.D. Grizzley G4003 metal lathe w/accessories; industrial H.D. Grizzley G1006/1007 mill drill-w/accessories & tools; heavy duty 9 speed drill press; Grizzley G0561 metal saw; Miller econotig mig welder; lg. airco mig welder (nice); lg. portable H.D. Lincoln arc welder/generator; torch/accy tanks; engine stand; H.D. vise; valve face grinding machine; parts washer; shelving; excellent machinist tools; bites; boaring tower sets; keyway broach sets; hand mechanic tools; lg. winch; lg anvil; bench grinders; jacks; lacks; lots of welders c clamps; iron welding tables; scrap metals; new skill table saw; welding stock; air tools; chop saw; lots of electrical; nuts/ bolts inventory; power tools w/cases; lots-lots-lots- of smalls and misc. TRACTOR: Oliver Cleo Trac-w/extra dozer tracs & parts (collectors) vintage farmall pony tractor (restorable) AUCTION TERMS: cash/ck-credit card - premium sale - removal sale day - you must have a valid pistol permit to purchase a pistol! Dan's Comments: Super Sale here! Guns are all Anthony's personal guns and all are in excellent condition! Tools & equipment are all well maintained and in working condition. Preview is Saturday morning at 8:00am. Guns will be delivered back to auction site on Saturday morning! OWNERS: Estate of Anthony Caruso

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Telematics will advance hay baling technology Telematics will soon be changing the way farmers produce and harvest hay, and in a good way. “With telematics, farmers can remotely capture data from harvesters and tractors,” says Kevin Shinners, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of WisconsinMadison. “A farmer can sit at a computer and see if the harvester is moving in the field and can tell when another truck or crew is needed,” says Shinners. “If we can track things like fuel use and tonnage in each field, we can really start to get a handle on costs, figure out where there are inefficiencies and determine how to overcome those problems.” The productivity benefits of this type of system are obvious, but Shinners cautions that now people need to learn how to use all of the available information. “As researchers, we need to help producers exploit that information to make management decisions.” Brett DeVries, Case IH Hay and Forage Marketing Manager, explains how new technologies will push hay productivity advancements even further. “With a bale weight system, you can monitor and control bale density, shape, weight and length, all from the cab. You can monitor the moisture content in each bale, so you know exactly what you’re putting up. “With telematics, we’ll also be able to direct all that information to an office computer, along with real-time information about how the equipment is

operating, how much fuel is being used, engine speed, etc.,” he says. Starting this spring, Case IH dealers will begin retrofitting AFS Connect Manager™ and AFS Connect Executive™ packages on fleets of both Case IH and competitive equipment as part of its commercial introduction of Case IH telematics technology. A Radio Frequency Identification bale ID tag system can also help assure hay quality, says Shinners. “A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag on a bale can store a lot of important information related to the quality of the bale,” he says. “It includes which field it’s from, where in the field it was made in and the bale’s moisture content. With that information, a producer can feed the highest-moisture bales sooner and store the driest-moisture bales longer. The information can help a producer make decisions on which bales to use first and how to price them.” Farmers can see Case IH AFS Connect™ telematics technology, new Case IH balers, bale weight systems and RFID tags firsthand at Case IH dealers. And, they can take advantage of the great offers on the full line of Farmall®, Puma® and Maxxum® tractors, as well as balers and windrowers, through the Case IH Field of Deals sales event that is running now through April 30, 2012. For more information on the Case IH Field of Deals sales event and sweepstakes, including official rules, visit

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Soy Checkoff studies cost of losing EU market for biodiesel

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EU policy shuts off pumps on U.S. biodiesel, costing U.S. soybean farmers $1.1 billion A soy checkoff study shows a European Union renewable-energy policy would ultimately cost U.S. soybean farmers money by lowering U.S. soybean prices. The study, funded by the United Soybean Board (USB), shows the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, which currently excludes biodiesel made from U.S. soybean oil in renewable energy quotas, could decrease U.S. soybean prices by as much as 35 cents per bushel. If left unresolved, the regulation would cost U.S. soybean farmers more than $1.1 billion per year. The checkoff contends the policy unfairly singles out biodiesel made from U.S. soy. USB Immediate Past Chair Marc Curtis says the checkoff continues to work with the American Soybean Association (ASA) on efforts to gain inclusion for biodiesel made from U.S. soy. “The EU is the second-largest market for U.S. soybeans, and that market is at risk due to this regulation,” says Curtis, a soybean farmer from Leland, MS. “We can use this study to show allied organizations and the U.S. government how much of an impact this regulation would have on U.S. soybean farmers. It will also give the U.S. government facts to demonstrate to the European Commission that the regulation needs to be based on sound science.” ASA continues to work with the U.S. government to reach an agreement with the EU to include biodiesel made from U.S. soy in the policy. Meanwhile, the U.S. government will begin sending certificates with every shipment of U.S. soy to the EU. The certificates will verify U.S. soy complies with U.S. conservation laws and regulations that satisfy the policy’s criteria. According to the study, the EU biodiesel regulation would negatively affect the price of U.S. soybeans as well as the cost of shipping U.S. soy to other markets. U.S. soybean farmers currently

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grants, which are administered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), are available through a competitive application process on The grants aim to increase the availability of local agricultural products in communities throughout the county. They will also help strengthen farmer-to-consumer marketing efforts. Projects that expand healthy food choices in

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Mohawk Valley Produce Spring Consignment Auction Location: 840 Fords Bush Rd., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-568-3579 Directions: 7 miles West of Fort Plain on 5S, turn South on Fords Bush Rd. Auction 1/4 mile on left.

Sat., May 12th - 9:00 AM Quilts: Morning Glory w/Border Applique; Improved Lone Star; Lone Star; Spin Star; Cathedral Window; Bargello 104x113; Butterfly Garden; Orion’s Star; Wedding Ring; Spinning Borgello. Nursery Stock: Trees; Shrubs; and Flowers All Day. Expecting a large truckload from Sanders Nursery. Wooden Toys; Crafts from Elias Kiem; Groffdale will send an assortment of scooters; Rolling Delight will send misc. express wagons

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should start the registration process as soon as possible to meet the deadline. Contact Carmen Humphrey, Program Manager, by phone: 202-720-8317, or email: for more information. Authorized by the Farmer -to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1976 and amended by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the Farm Bill), the Farmers’ Market Promotion Program is in the seventh year of funding direct markets that benefit local and regional economies. The Farmers Market Promotion Program is part of USDA’s commitment to

support local and regional communities. These investments are highlighted in USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass. The KYF Compass is a digital guide to USDA resources related to local and regional food systems. The Compass consists of an interactive U.S. map showing local and regional food projects and an accompanying narrative documenting the results of this work through case studies, photos and video content. Get the latest AMS news at ws or follow us on Twitter @USDA_AMS. You can also read about us on the USDA blog.



From blinking light on Rte 53 in downtown Prattsburgh take County Road 7 (toward Avoca) for about 2 1/2 miles, turn right onto Mattoon Road, 2nd place on right. From Naples Rte. 53 south through Ingleside and follow to top of hill, make right onto Mattoon Road follow 1.7 miles. Selling will be: REAL NICE 2006 Chevy 1500 4x4 pickup, with ONLY 10,600 original owner miles, standard cab, V-6, auto. trans., air, heavy duty sups., trailer tow package, bed liner and 8 ft. bed with cap, forest green color, Peter was proud of this!!; 1988 Tracker “Magna 17” 17 ft. open bow fishing boat selling complete with 19 ft. Tracker Trailer, Mercury “Classic Fifty” 45 power trim outboard motor, down riggers, trolling motor; etc., very nice and well kept!!; Kubota B7200 4WD compact tractor with #1630 front bucket loader, 653 hrs., 3 pt. hitch, p.t.o., rear tire chains, low hour estate tractor!; 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 hard top, 4 cyl., 5 sp. standard, 175,357 miles (Peter’s pet); 1997 Homestead 10 ft. enclosed cargo trailer, original owner; American Standard model “SL4 Way” commercial trailer type wood splitter, 24 inch, powered by Kohler 12 h.p. electric start engine, low hrs. usage!; Tarp type complete carport app. 24x12x7 1/2-8 ft. tall with roll up doors; Chain Saws such as: Stihl “Farm Boss 290”; Stihl 009L; Homelite “Super 2”; Hand log turner; Hand malls; Log chains; New 10x20 car cover/events cover tent; Brand new 2 h.p. motor driven 8 gal. portable air compressor; Set of acc. tanks, tank cart, torches and gauges, complete; B&S 8 h.p. engine powered 5000/4400 generator; Craftsman bench grinder; floor jack; Fishing poles and tackle; Two (2) Belgium Browning “Sweet Sixteens”; Sako Ruhimaki .22 with Weaver scope; Mossberg 402 model 22 LRLR lever action; Stevens Springfield 12 ga. double; Other double barrel shotgun; Various hand tools; Englander “25 PDVCT” wood pellet stove (looks like new, needs new auger drive motor); Old Hickory front load woodstove; White porcelain side unit coal/wood heater; Few other related items! Clean, stored, well kept and cared for equipment and tools. A fine little evening auction! TERMS: CASH. Honorable check from known persons in good standing! Acceptable ID required for bidders card.

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Farm Equipment: 986 International Tractor w/2350 Loader, good cond.; Farmall Cub w/sicklebar and deck mower; 1948 Ford 8N, good tires; Massey Harris Mod. 44; 14” Papec Hammermill, good cond. w/dust collection system; 10 ton running gear on rubber; 5’ drag; Case 30’ hay elevator; Vicon fertilizer spreader; New Conestoga 1100 gal. manure spreader w/Honda engine, 4 wheeled manure spreader; Grimm tedder, rebuilt; New Morra 4 star tedder w/13HP Honda; 316 NH baler w/31HP Vanguard, good cond.; NH 69 super hayliner; 56 NH rake, rebuilt; 3Pth spring tooth harrow; 4’ Lower Valley roller harrow; Mud Creek roller harrow; 3pt hitch forklift; 456 NH bar mower w/Wisconsin 4cyl engine, rebuilt; grain drill; Freeman Bush Hog Model 132PTO manure spreader; New sm. Meadowcreek manure spreader; Mighty OX L30 log splitter, like new; New Farmland round bale wagon; Smyrna Grove heavy duty round pen; milk dumping station; round bale spears; NH 488 haybine, good cond., 5 units old Surge milkers; misc. flat wagons; Sunnyburn headlock feeder wagon; Sunnyburn round bale feeder; transport disc harrow; Terrain King batwing mower bush hog; 2 skeleton hay elevators with motors; hay wagon with racks; diesel fuel tank on skids; 24’ Little Joe elevator, new; Tools & Lawn and Garden: 8 misc. chainsaws; sawbars and parts; chain tighteners; torch set; Honda 6500 watt generator; tomato stakes; new tools misc; 12’ picnic tables; rototillers; garden tractors; lawn mowers; hand tools; Building Material: 2x4’s; 2x6’s; railroad ties; various nails and screws; truckload of Everlast painted metal; Small Animals: sheep; goats; chickens; pigeons; pigs; ponies; rabbits; and other sm. exotic animals - Sm. animals will be sold in the open Pavilion with concrete floor. All sheep and goats must have scrapie tags; all ponies must have current coggins test. New horse tack will be sold before sm. animals. Groceries misc. from different suppliers.

food deserts or low-income areas (where the percentage of the population living in poverty is 20 percent or above) will receive additional consideration. USDA, in coordination with the Departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services, seeks to increase access to fresh, healthy and affordable food choices for all Americans, while expanding market opportunities for farmers and ranchers. Applications will only be accepted via and must be received by May 21, 2012. Applications that are incomplete, handdelivered, or sent via U.S. mail will not be considered. Applicants

New York sees start to recovery in funds to protect farmland by American Farmland Trust staff in New York State Like the state’s overall economic recovery, this past fiscal year has shown brighter signs for efforts to protect farmland from development in New York. In Fiscal Year 2011-2012 the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets, working with farmers, communities and private land trusts, was able to close on 19 farmland protection projects, paying out more than $13 million, with an additional $2 million approved for disbursement in April. “We are encouraged that New York is once again investing in our farmers and protecting the land that we need for farming and growing food,” said David Haight, New York State Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT). “Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have stabilized Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) dollars that are enabling the Department of Agriculture and Markets and local partners to make a significant dent in the backlog of farmland protection projects.” For Fiscal Year 2012-2013, which began April 1, the state’s Farmland Protection Program has again been allocated $12 million from the EPF. AFT estimates that at least 16 farms across the state are already on deck to close this year, with a total closing cost of approximately $16 million. Legislation has been proposed to grow the EPF by directing revenue from unclaimed bottle deposits into the fund. Though this measure was seriously considered during budget

negotiations, the legislation ultimately was not included in the final 2012-2013 State Budget and it will remain under active consideration during the remainder of the 20122013 Legislative Session. Increasing funding for the EPF would increase money for conserving farmland, aiding farmers in protecting water quality and other important environmental programs. According to AFT, at the end of Fiscal Year 2012-2013, approximately 25 farmland protection projects will remain in the backlog with estimated closing costs at just over $25 million. This is an enormous reduction in the once-daunting backlog of nearly $70 million of awards made to protect 60 farms. The large backlog was the result of disproportionate cuts to the EPF and the Farmland Protection Program. This project backlog has resulted in no new projects being solicited since 2008. New York’s Farmland Protection Program was established in 1992 under the leadership of then Governor Mario Cuomo to provide funds to towns and counties to develop community-specific strategies for strengthening business opportunities for local farmers and protecting farmland. The program also awards funds to communities to purchase permanent conservation easements on working farmland. The state’s Farmland Protection Program provides funding to communities to purchase conservation easements on farmland, ensuring that the land remains available to grow food for future generations. This vol-

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Peterson statement at meeting to consider Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 2012 The following was the opening statement by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson to consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by H. Con. Res. 112: “Thank you Chairman Lucas and good morning. “It’s often said that the Agriculture Committee is the least partisan of all the Congressional committees. We have a bipartisan tradition of being reasonable and a commitment to working together in the best interests of our constituents. While I still think that’s true, today is one very unfortunate exception. “In fact, I would contend this entire process is a waste of time. It doesn’t mean anything. The Senate has not agreed to reconciliation and, as you have said Mr. Chairman, the Senate almost certainly will not touch this bill. “The proposal before us is not serious. You can’t have a serious conversation about getting our budget under control when you take large items like defense off the table, which is really why we’re here. Taking a meat ax to

nutrition programs that feed millions of hard-working families, in an effort to avoid defense cuts, is not a serious way to achieve deficit reduction. No wonder no one likes Congress. “We have a farm bill to write, Mr. Chairman. We’ve heard from folks representing all titles of the farm bill from farm programs to conservation to nutrition. One thing is clear. They want us to get our work done, and they want us to get it done this year. I stand ready, Mr. Chairman, to work together in a bipartisan and serious manner to set the priorities for farm and food programs for the next five years. “It won’t be easy. We know that. There are real and legitimate budget pressures. I hope we are all ready to make the difficult decisions we know will be necessary. “I understand why you need to engage in this political exercise. I just caution that if we continue down the path before us today it will be far more difficult to come together and enact responsible and thoughtful policy for the American people. “With that Mr. Chairman, I yield back.”

untary program pays farmland owners for permanently protecting their land for agriculture. Participating farmers are generally offered the difference between the fair market value of their land and its value if it is restricted. A 2009 study by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found that many participating farmers use these funds to reinvest in their farm businesses by reducing business debt, buying new equipment, constructing farm buildings, purchasing additional land or establishing family retirement funds. Brothers Brian, Eric and Stuart Ziehm received funding from the New York State Farmland Protection Program to protect their 343-acre Tiashoke Farm in the Town of Easton in Washington County and used the proceeds to re-invest in their dairy operation. Stuart Ziehm explains, “The money we received through the state’s farmland protection program has helped us build a modern, 300cow free-stall barn with a special maternity area. This has allowed us to continue to grow our operation and has improved our calf care.” The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA), a regional land trust that works with farmers and communities in Washington and Rensselaer Counties to protect farmland, has assisted Deep Roots Holstein Farm along with many other farms throughout the process of protecting

their farmland. “We currently have four great projects which have been awarded funding from the state’s Farmland Protection Program,” said Teri Ptacek, ASA’s executive director. “If the money becomes available this fiscal year and these projects are completed it would give these farmers an important opportunity to reinvest in their operations and act as a boost to our local economy.” Since 1996, the Farmland Protection Program has awarded more than $173 million to protect more than 200 farms encompassing roughly 73,000 acres. The program has been popular with farmers, but was subject to drastic budget cuts starting in 2008. In 2008, the Farmland Protection Program was originally budgeted to receive $30 million from the state’s EPF. By 2010, the funds available from the EPF to protect farmland had been reduced to $5.5 million. Saving farmland from suburban sprawl is critical to sustaining the state’s nearly $5 billion agricultural economy which employs more than 100,000 New Yorkers. Though farmland serves as the basic infrastructure for the state’s robust farm and food economy the state continues to lose farmland to development at a rate of one farm every 3 1/2 days. Between 1982 and 2007, New York State lost 449,000 acres of farmland to development.


DISCOVERY & BOX LOT AUCTION Friday Evening, May 4th - 5pm (4pm Preview) Co-Managed w. RG Mason Auctions Held at The Mason Auction Facility 10795 RT. 19 FILLMORE, NY 14735 United & Mason Auctions will be Co-Managing Two Special Back-To-Back Auctions that will feature handpicked selections and discoveries from "One of The Largest Collections in WNY", plus select consignments from other Local Estates & Cleanouts. The Friday Evening Discovery Auction contains 100's of interesting Collectibles & Smalls, plus many Large Packed Box Lots. Saturday will feature a Large Toy Collection with much variety from New Old Stock Ertl Farm Toys to Early Cast Iron Banks & More. Auction located at the RG Mason Auction Facility 10795 Route 19 - Fillmore, NY 14735, 75 Miles South of Rochester 90 Miles East of Buffalo - 35 Miles North of Olean. TO INCLUDE Early Carriage Lamps - Sets & Singles; Several Antique Stoneware Crocks Including Decorated, Advertising, Banded, Beer, & Butter Crocks; Advertising Items Including - Humphreys Cupboard, Coke & Pepsi Adv. Trays, Coke Advertising Clock, NOS Cigarette Embossed Tin Signs, Gasoline Adv. Tin Signs, Porcelain Mail Pouch Tobacco Thermometer, Store Tins & More; Oak Wall Phone; Duck Decoys; Milk Bottles; Wall Mount Early Coffee Grinder; Kitchen Collectibles; Batter Bowls; Several Pieces of Hull, Hall, McCoy, & Roseville Pottery; Copper Tea Kettles; Old Bottles; Toby Mugs; Depression Glassware; Primitive Tool Box Full; Enamelware; Double Student Lamp; Bookend Collection; Cast Iron Cookware; Cookie Jars; Small Furniture & Much More - Plus Many Large Unsorted Box Lots of Antiques, Collectibles, & Household Items. Snowmobiles 2 - 1979 Arctic-cat (1 Cheetah, 1 Jag). Consignments Accepted

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TOY COLLECTION AUCTION Saturday, May 5th - 10am (8am Preview) TO INCLUDE Toys & Collectibles From A Wide Variety of Eras, Many Categories, & All Conditions. From Early Cast Iron Banks & Tin Wind Ups to New Old Stock 1970's-80's Ertl Farm John Deer Toys. Large Quantity of Structo, Tonka, Buddy L, & Wyandotte Trucks & Transporters; Buddy L Texaco Promo Truck; Chein Tin Wind-Up Roller Coaster; Cast Iron Popeye Patrol Motorcycle; Large Quantity of Cast Iron Horse Drawn Vehicles & Surreys; Marx Tin Dick Tracy Squad Car; Marx Automatic Siren Car Tin Police Station; Tin Wind Up Space Ships - Several w/ Original Boxes; Battery Operated Bartender & Others; Rare Marx 1961 Fred Flinstone on Dino; Chaulkware Flinstone & Muppets Figures; Star Wars Figures; LARGE QUANTITY of Ertl Scale Die Cast Toy Tractors & Implements; John Deere Pedal Tractor & Cart; Fire Ladder Truck Pedal Car; Barbie; Mickey Mouse & Disney; Auburn Rubber Tractors; Marx Tractors; Early Steelcraft Truck; Tootsie Toys; Collection of Early to Modern BB Long Guns; Cast Cap Guns; Several Character Tin Lunch Boxes; Erector & Gilbert Sets; Race Cars & Sets w/ Boxes; Model Cars; Board Games & Advertisements; Wooden Earlier Fisher Price Toys; Fisher Price Circus w/ Original Box; Cast Iron Toys & Still & Mechanical Banks Including Arcade & More; Cast Iron Fire Trucks and Hook & Ladders; American Metal, Auburn, & Barclay Military Soldiers; Tonka Construction Trucks & Machinery; Auto Transport Trucks w/ Carts; Military Tanks Tin Wind-Up Marx & Tonka; Dunwell; Hess Pieces; Japanese Tin Ford Ambulance 1956; Ford Gumball Machine & More! Several Hundred Pieces. Everything from Gorgeous to Graveyard Conditions. If you like to play, come play with us at the Auction!! Consignments Accepted

TERMS: Cash/Check/Creditt Card d (Visa,, MC,, Discover)) -13% % BP P / 10% % BP P Forr Cash h & Check k -Alll Itemss Sold d As-Iss Where-Iss e Forr Accidentss Att Auction n Site e - Removall Sale e Dayy - Absentee e & Phone e Bidss Accepted Nott Responsible AUCTIONEERS: Greg Carter - United Auctions & Antique Purchasing - Olean, NY (716) 307-3405 or (716) 372-0924 Rich & James Mason - RG Mason Auctions, FILLMORE, NY (585) 721-8844 or (585) 567-8844

Casper testifies before Senate Subcommittee on importance of Asia-Pacific region to U.S. soybean industry Paul Casper, a soybean farmer from Lake Preston, SD, and president of the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA), went before the

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importance of a strong and expanding relationship with trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region, and advocate for the aggressive pursuit of market-opening initiatives within the area. Representing SDSA, and the American Soybean Association (ASA), Casper cited the staggering growth and potential of the Asia-Pacific region, which represents close to 60 percent of world GDP, nearly 50 percent of world trade, and is home to more than 2.7 billion people, as a major factor

in expanded export opportunities for U.S. soybean producers. “The rapidly growing markets in the Asia Pacific region, led by China, are key drivers of U.S. soybean demand. In fact, six of the top 10 foreign markets for U.S. soybeans are in the Asia Pacific region. We strongly encourage the U.S. Government to aggressively pursue market-opening initiatives throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and we strongly support the inclusion of Japan in the Trans Pacific Part-

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nership negotiations,” stated Casper in his testimony. Casper hailed the recently-implemented free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea as evidence of how expanding trade with Asia-Pacific partners benefits American producers. “Nearly two-thirds of U.S. agricultural exports to Korea are now duty-free, including U.S. soybeans for crushing and U.S. soybean meal,” he stated. “Implementation of the agreement will also trigger the gradual elimination of tariffs on refined soybean oil over five years, and the elimination of tariffs on crude soybean oil over 10 years.” The potential inclusion of Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement was also a critical topic in Wednesday’s testimony, as Casper reiterated the industry’s support for Japan’s entry into TPP, and encouraged the subcommittee to recognize the potential impact of the inclusion. “Soybean farmers strongly support Japan


CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Saturday, May 5, 2012 @ 9:00am

John Deere 4630 die., w/cab, quadrange, matching axle mount duals & weights, 18.4-42 tires-Very Good Cond., IH tandem grain drill hitch for 5100 drills, 1944 Farmall M gas N.F.E., 2-2840 John Deere tractors, very nice, 1992 Chevy 3500 gas pick up with stake rack & electric hoist-4WD, nice shape, IH die. 1066 cab tractor w/5900 hours, White die. 2-105 184.38 tires with 5900 hours, Bushell gravity wagon with 10 ton gear (new tires & rims), nice, hay wagon, trailer sprayer, JD semi-mount 3-bottom plow, 4 Star hay tedder, Farmall 560 WFE gas, Farmall 300 utility 3 pt. hitch-2 pt. back blade-5' wood finishing mower 3 pt., Farmall Cub w/wood's belly mower, Farmall Cub w/blade, Case 310 gas crawler loader, 1992 3500 Chevy stake rack w/elec hoist, 1975 Int 1600 dump truck, 1977 Dodge truck w/14' rack & hoist, Wood's 5' Zero Turn mower, Bolens GT 1800 w/48" deck, JD STX 46 w/bagger, 2-Husky Supreme 21 hp w/46" cut, Case 1800 10 shank 3 pt. chisel plow, Big Gravity box on 12 T gear-new tires & rims, AC 1350 25' field cultivator, JD 450 hydro push spreader, 18.4 34 duals, Oliver 546 5 bottom semi M plows, fast hitch equipment: 8' disk, 2 row colt., 2 bottom plow, 6' carrier, 2-Ford 3 pt 2 bottom plows, Ford 6' 3 pt disk, 5' ID bush hog, Ford 3 pt. scoop, 3 pt. back blade, 1 6x8 & 1-4x6 new chicken coops, Big 20 miller gas mower, 18' Glastron boat w/trailer, 20 gauge Springfiled shotgun, yard items, 2Commodity grain bins, trees, shrubs, new tools, 2-Bolens Husky tractors (1053 parts, 1050 w/snowblower & chains), Maintenance book (1053), Wisconsin books, 70's Case 580 back hoe (bad cylinder), 3 pt. hitch back hoe, numerous Hess Toys-some new in boxes and more. 1995 Ford E 150 Leisure Van-Nice! 2002 Olds Premiere Van. Accepting consignments! To consign Items Call Larry Wallace 315-626-6838 or cell 729-7710 AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: Food Available. Preview: Friday & Saturday 8am. TERMS: Cash or good NYS check day of auction. Models to be sold at 10:00 am. Tractors around noon. ABSOLUTELY NO BUYER’S PREMIUMS OR PENALTIES when paying with Cash or Good NYS Check. Larry Wallace - Auction Manager, Dean Cummings - Auctioneer 315-626-2248, Brian Resseguie Assisting Auctioneer


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Selling at the Larry Wallace Farm, NYS Route 34 1 mile north of Cato, 8 miles north of NYS Thruway Exit 40 (Weedsport) or 11 miles west of Baldwinsville on NYS Route 370, turn north on NYS Route 34. Watch for auction arrows.

joining the negotiations,” Casper stated, pointing to increased export opportunities for U.S. dairy, pork, beef and poultry products, which require soybean meal as feed. Casper also called on the subcommittee to echo the industry’s support for a pilot program to speed the process of approving new biotechnology traits in China. “China is the only major importing country that requires registration or deregulation of a biotech trait to be completed in an exporting country prior to even applying for import approval,” he stated. “This requirement delays commercialization of new traits in the U.S. for as much as two years after U.S. regulatory approvals are obtained.” Finally, Casper praised the progress made possible in the Asia-Pacific region by the Foreign Market Development (FMD Cooperator) Program and the Market Access Program (MAP), authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. “By any measure, the FMD Cooperator and MAP Programs have been tremendously successful and extremely cost-effective in helping expand U.S. exports of soybeans and other agricultural commodities,” he stated. Casper also noted soybean farmers themselves are making substantial investments in international market development through the soybean checkoff; investments that are implemented by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). These farmer checkoff investments more than match any investments made under the FMD and MAP programs.

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1981 2,000 GALLON Mueller Bulk Tank, compressors, control. $17,000 OBO. 716-4717601 5HP SCROLL milk compresso, $2,600 OBO. 518-4410289 7½-HP SUTOBILT vacuum pump, includes variable speed drive, ran double 8 milking parlor, $5,000. 315250-0652 FOR SALE: MILKING PARLOR EQUIPMENT: Variable speed controller; 10HP motor; DeLaval 84 vacuum pump; 28 Germania claws; 28 Wakatio take-offs; 3 Conde rotary valves; Mueller plate cooler. No Sunday calls. 716-4740221 SEVERAL USED Double 6 and 8 parlors w/ATO’s and 3” low lines complete. Several 2”: pipelines, used vacuum pumps, receiver groups, claws, ATO’s, washer boxes, etc. 585-732-1953

New Holland 1495 Haybine 2577 hrs., diesel, original owner, field ready $6,000; International 56 Silo Blower. Always stored inside, good condition, $1,500 OBO. 585768-8085 RED DRAGON 12 row propane flamer for organic weeding, used one year, excellent condition, $15,000; 15’ rotary hoe, good condition, $1,500. Call Doug 585721-4728


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2001 Bruning Seed Blower model 423-11G w/air boom and pro box hopper, 7-8 bu/min adaptable to any bulk seed application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6800 42' Krause field cultivator model 4237HR, 2 piece K-tine shank on 6" spacing w/spring levelers . . . . . .$12,500 40' Unverferth rolling harrow soil conditioner, model 1235 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 '96 WT Patriot sprayer, 6200hrs,175hp, 90ft, 750 gal. poly tank, GPS w/auto swath, Trimble EZ Guide & EZ Boom, tires 12.4x38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,000 '82 JD 410 backhoe, 2WD, 4985 hrs . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 JD 348 wire balers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 JD 347 wire balers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500-$3,000 All equipment stored inside except tile plow.

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JD 8430, 8330, 8270, 8295 ALL SOLD THANK YOU! 1-JD 7930 c/a MFD, 20x46 duals IVT, ONLY 336 hrs., . . . $159,000 2-Case IH 245 Magnums, 1040 hrs & 3100 hrs. . . . . . . . . . Call! Case IH MX 120 c/a 4x4 w/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call! NH 940 Sq. Baler, processor, applicator, tandem . . . . . . . . . . Call! NH BR 740 Rd Baler, silage, net, ONLY 2500 bales . . . . . $21,500 “New” McHale Rd Bale Wrappers, Model 991 BC, Self Loader, Bale Tip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500

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ALLIS CHALMERS 5050 2WD tractors, very low hours, $6,000 each. 315-672-5674

CASE IH 5100 Soybean special and JD 8300 drill, double disc, press wheels, grass seeder, nice, $5,600 + $4,500. Two Dunham cultimulchers, 13 and 15’, $2,500. + $4,600. White 5100 liquid corn planter, 6x30, no till coulters $6,200. Bush Hog 11-1/2’ offset disc, heavy $4,500. Oliver 252 disc, 12-1/2’, good blades $2,200. Two Hardy tandem axle sprayers, 45’ booms, foamers, 500 gal. tank, one mechanical and one electric controls $4,200. + $5,900. IH 20’ Vibra shank field cultivator, nice, $2,200. Vicon 20’ 3pt. hyd. fold, field cultivator w/rolling basket $2,500. Mike Franklin 607-749-3424

B&E MANUFACTURING: Kicker racks, slant bar feeders, headlock feeders, round bale carriers, low profile bale carriers. 315-536-9513 BALZER Model 1018, truck table, $4,500 OBO or possible trade. 2-used tires 20.8.42 & 20.8.38. 607-435-5345, 607547-2797, ask for Eric BEST BUY ON ROUND BALE GRABBERS! $1,250 until 5/31/12. Afterwards $1,500. MARTIN’S WELDING 315-531-8672

Best Price! Buy Now! • Pallet Forks - $595.00 Universal Attach Also Buckets for Skid Steers Price Subject to Change

Burkholder Repair LLC 315-536-8446

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


US or Canada American made quality parts at big savings

BOBCAT MINI X-vator-320, 3600#, blade, 3rd valve, nice, $9,600. 585-230-3038 CASE IH 181 15’ rotary hoe, good condition, $1,700 OBO; IH 133 6 row 30” cultivator, spring shanks w/shovels, $600 OBO. 315-730-5144

Case IH DCX 101 discbine . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 Westgo rock picker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 John Deere 960 field cultivator . . . . . . . $9,000 20’ Round Bale Wagon w/IH running gear $3,500


IH 720 6-bottom, 18” on land plow, $5,000; IH 720 5bottom, 20” furrow plow, works great for corn stalks, $4,000. 585-330-7264 IH-TRACTOR PARTS: Newused-reman. 06-86 Series. We stock A&I and Ag Parts. Jim’s Fix-It. 315-536-7653 I N T E R N AT I O N A L 5 4 8 8 MFWD tractor, cab & AC, $18,900. 585-261-2604 JAMESWAY Volumax 16’ silo unloader, used 2 years, ready to install, asking $6,000. 518369-9848 JD 2600 PLOW 18”, good condition, $1,000 OBO. 585535-7971 JD 4430, 4-post, quad, 2WD, needs motor. Reasonable Offer call 585-547-2269 please leave message. JD 4430, power shift, 2,000 hours on rebuilt engine, $10,900. 585-457-3429 or 716-864-3267.

GEHL 970 on tandem axle Gehl running gear, $4,700; 2-38” wedge lock IH 3-1/4” cast centers, $750/ea; 2-38” rims for 18.4-38, $185 ea.; front axle for 3588 2+2, $1,000 more parts available. 716-771-9199.

JD 4755, MFWD, duals, power shift, very sharp tractor. 3.7% fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322

IH 1 ROW corn picker. 716785-1773 or 716-679-4666

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

JD 7210 cab, 4WD, power quad trans. . . .$24,800 JD 7400 canopy, 4WD, syncro trans . . . . .$17,300 JD 6605 canopy, 4WD, syncro . . . . . . . . .$17,800 JD 5510 ROPS 4WD, pwr reverser w/541 ldr. $17,500 Snap-on Duals 18.4x38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,200


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•6215 burnt •3020 •4240 •L4020 • E3020 syncro • E3020 PS • 4030 • 3010 • 2955 4WD • 2840 • 2630 • 2550 4WD • 830 We Rebuild Your Hydraulic Pumps, SCV Valves, Steering Valves, etc. All Units are Bench Tested Many Used Tractor Parts Already Dismantled CALL FOR YOUR NEEDS


800-730-4020 315-536-3737 JUST ARRIVED: 2005 JD 9560 sidehill, rare find, only 1100 hours, one of a kind, last year for sidehill. 3.7% fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

KELLY RYAN BAGGERS 1999 9' w/200' cables, hyd. rewind, bag lift 1998 8' w/150' cables, new tine caps 1998 7' custom w/150' cables

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JD BALER PARTS: Used, New Aftermarket and rebuilt. JD canopy new aftermarket, $750. Call for pictures. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705 JOHN DEERE 2350, 6841hrs, new injection pump, new injector, battery, starter & alternator, fenders and draft arms, new 9.5L/ 15 front tires, rear 16.9/ 28, on new rims, 75% tread, tractor is painted $12,500. 585-293-2966 JOHN DEERE 336 baler with kicker for sale, excellent condition, stored inside, Western New York 607-225-4516 JOHN DEERE 4890 self propelled windrower, one owner, excellent condition, 2300 hours; 910 Pequea tedder, new condition. 518-843-0999 JOHN DEERE 5830, self propelled Chopper with KP 4 row corn head, 4 row snapper head Windrow pickup $40,000. Also John Deere 12 row liquid corn planter $7,000. 607-656-8244 JOHN DEERE 7200 12 row vacuum planter, field corn, soybean, green bean & sweetcorn disks, $17,500 OBO. 585-261-2604

315-783-1856 Kennedy Tractor Williamstown, NY

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4x4 Landini 80HP Globus Glass Cab heat/AC, dual outlets & clean! $15,900; 4x4 Kubota M8950 Cab Heat/AC 85-90HP Dsl, dual outlets, new rubber, lots of wts $12,500; 2004 2x4 JD 5520 Deluxe Cab Heat/AC/Stereo w/JD Ldr 75-80HP Dsl, dual outlets, 12 spd. power reverser, 2500 hrs $24,900; 4x4 Long 50HP Dsl w/reverser, 3000 hrs, field ready $6,950; JD 335 Round Baler nice! $5,950; Case 444 Lawn Tractor w/48” mower deck, all orig., nice cond. $1,150; 3Pt SB Mowers 6’ & 7’ cutter bars; New 25Bu. Ground Driven Spreader galvanized $1,875; New Farmi 501 log winch, complete $4,400; Bush Hog Brand Trailer Type Rotary Mower 7’ very straight/clean $1,875; Landpride 10’ Trailer Type Rotary Mower 540 PTO chain guards, (3) gearboxes, demo $5,650; Lots More

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 LARGEST SELECTION of quality combines on East Coast. All sell with 2 year motor & transmission warranty. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 LOADER TRACTORS: 1994 JD 7200, $27,900; JD 6200, $18,900; Case IH 5230 MFWD ldr., $26,900. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 MACERATOR model 6610, with tedder attachments, very little usage $19,500. 518-4882696

Farm Machinery For Sale

Randolph, NY

Organic Weed Control

(716) 358-3006 • (716) 358-3768

Weeder w/Kovar Tines

Ship UPS Daily

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

MANY IH 1066’s, 1466’s fender & cab tractors, $6,500$12,000; 3088 open station, nice; 3100 Du-al Loader, bale spear only, $1,500. 518-6772854 NEW AND USED CHOPPER PARTS for New Holland 770 to FP240. John Deere 3940 to 3975. NEW Horning crop processors. NEW & USED New Holland baler parts & service. Closed Sundays. 607-243-5555

NEW EQUIPMENT New Holland Hay Equipment, Round Balers, Discbines, Rakes New Holland Tractors, Skid Steers Kioti Tractors & Loaders Bush Hog Rotary Cutters, Blades H&S Manure Spreaders, Forage Boxes, Rakes Claas Rakes & Tedders

570-673-5143 HESS FARM EQUIPMENT INC. Rt. 414 2 miles East of Canton, PA NEW HOLLAND 144 windrow inverter, very good condition, $2,100. 585-542-4621 leave message NEW HOLLAND 450 7’ 3pt. hitch sickle bar mower, good condition, $2,900. 716-5379088 NEW HOLLAND 790 chopper, two heads, 1000 PTO, electric controls, very good, stored inside, $4,000.00. 716-7953302

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GIVE ME A BREAK Mowing is the easiest Task it’ll ever perform! SAVE $1000 on any corn head or grain head in stock. Zeisloft Eq., Bloomsburg, PA 800-919-3322

Smiley’s Equipment JD discbine, $7,000; Kuhn discbine, $3,500; NH hay rake, $1,500; tedder, $850; NH tedder, $1,250; JD hay rake, $1,200; like new JD round baler, all the bells & whistles, $17,500; Hesston round baler, $2,500; NH round baler, $2,000; JD square baler, $1,500; NH square baler, $1,250; York rake, $400; new rototillers, $1,650; post diggers & pounders, $350 up; JD dozer, 6 way blade, $9,000; 4x4 tractor with cab, $9,000; JD 4x4 ldr., $7,500; Ford 4x4 compact, $4,500; Hitachi excavator, $10,500; MM excavator, $12,500; 2-3-4 bottom land plows, $200 up; harrows, $150 up; 3pt. and tow behind disc’s, $450 up; brush hogs, $300 up; fiinishing mowers, 3pt., $350 up; corn planters, $500 up; Brillion seeder, $1,500; Case backhoe, $5,000; MF backhoe, $3,000; Case 1150C dozer, 6 way, $18,500; scraper blades, $200 up; hay wagons, $850 up; Int. dump, $5,500; skid steer, $7,000; landscape trailers, $850; new 5 ton trailer, $5,000.

NEW SKID LOADER ATTACHMENTS: Buckets, Manure Forks, Pallet Forks, Bale Spears, Round Bale Grabbers, Feed Pushers, Adapter Plates, Skid Steer Hitch, 3pt. Bale Spears. Tire Replacements for tire scrapers. Truck Freight Available. MARTIN’S WELDING, 315531-8672

SPRAYER TRUCK: Ford, 60’ booms, Raven 440 controls, foam markers, very good condition, $7,500. Will separate. 585-943-0278

IMANTS Spading Machine, 15’, requires minimum 160hp, new $64,000, asking $22,000. 315-853-2837

TRACTOR: INTERNATIONAL 1086, 150hp, 2WD, new heavy duty PTO, high hours, $7,800. 607-272-1233

22 Acres of Equipment Buying Equipment Dead or Alive


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CASE IH 2366 Hillco, being shipped now. Beautiful cond., 1yr. warranty. Zeisloft Eq. 800919-3322

Farm Machinery For Sale

Penn Yan, NY

FERGUSON 3pt. hitch rake, post hole digger under the axle mount, pull behind, ground driven cockshut rake. 716-353-4629

IH 1206 in-frame engine overhaul, 6,074Hrs., 2 remotes, 3Pt., dual PTO, new batteries, $8,750/OBO; IH 310 German diesel, starts and runs excellent, can hear run, $3,500/OBO. 315-536-7653

Penn Yan, NY

Farm Machinery For Sale

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Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

TRUCK MOUNTED BODCO LIQUID TANK SPREADER, 4560 gallons, spread or nurse w/legs, on 79 Autocar with 19’ aluminum body $25,000; 415 gallon stainless flat top milk tank, $650; Bobcat 709 skid steer mounted backhoe, needs paint, $2,500. 315-2437283

Green Haven Open Pollinated Corn Seed ***Silage, Grain, Wild Life Plots ***Available Certified Organic ***Early Varieties ***Free Catalog ***Green Haven Open Pollinated Seed Group

VICON KMR3200 discbine, rubber rows, ’01 model, VG condition, $7,500/OBO; JD 210 14’ disc w/furrow fillers, $3,200/OBO. 315-536-5073




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

Massey Ferguson

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Farm Machinery Wanted


John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers


NIEMEYER POWER Harrow 450 or 400, or for parts. 315784-5466 315-246-9612 Leave message.

Romulus, NY 14541

WANTED: Non GMO Soybeans & Corn. 717-222-1628


R & R FENCING LLC • • • •

Equine Livestock Post Driving Pasture & Paddock Design BRIAN ROSS


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

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NEW HOLLAND 892 Chopper, field ready, $5,000; 3 New Holland 716 Chopper boxes, field ready w/12 ton running gears $5,000 each; Case 600 blower $1,000. Call 585-5674219 Leave message.

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

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


(315) 549-7081

Hay - Straw For Sale


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

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices

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

Spr ing Lak e Far ms Quality Services You Can Count On Custom Farming “Since 1995” 50 Mile Radius

HI-CAL & MAG Lime & Lime Spreading Electronic Rate Controlling GPS Guidance

Clinton Zimmerman Savannah, NY

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Kersch’s Ag

Fencing WANTED TO BUY: Used farm & construction equipment, all makes and models, running or not, 1980’s & newer. Will 315777-2357

Financial Services


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

Buying Corn, Feed Wheat & Oats

165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition

WHITE 588, 4/18-plow, shed kept, excellent condition, well maintained $2,800., sidehill hitch available. 607-227-5375

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading


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

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

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

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

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For Rent or Lease Outdoorsmen Club with fields available to lease for corn or suitable crop. Approx. 60 Acres. Guilford, Chenango County, N.Y. 201563-7816 Vince

Hay - Straw For Sale HAY SAVER Plus Hay Preservative, 68% Propionic Acid. 87¢ per pound. Product available in Waterloo, NY. Delivery Available. Conoy Ag, Elizabethtown, PA 717-367-5078

ROUND Roll bales, $50.00 per bale or $150.00 per ton. Please call 585-738-5160 SOYBEAN STRAW for sale, $125.00 per ton. Delivery available. 315-374-5549


Hay - Straw Wanted

REGISTERED DAIRY GOAT HERD, milking machine, all equipment one lot for sale to small family farm only. 585659-2936


Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers 36’ SUPERIOR 17,000-bushel grain bin w/drying floor, 8” unload auger, dismantled, $9,500, nice! 570-966-9893

H AY Farmer to Farmer Wet and Dry Round & Square Bales

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

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MAYRATH 8x62 grain auger, nice, $4,000. 570-966-9893


Cell 717-222-2304 Growers, Buyers & Sellers

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

MIXED HAY: 4x4 round bales, $25.00. Gasport, NY 716-7357912

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

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers


Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers


Clyde, NY

WE SPECIALIZE IN • Sukup Grain Bins • Dryers • Grain Legs • Custom Mill Righting Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

• Hopper Feed Bins • Transport Augers • Crane Service • Dryer Service Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

HAY CORN STOVER STRAW All bale sizes and types, including ROUND BALES, accepted. Spot Buys or Long Term Contracts Small or Large Quantities Quick Payment

2012 Contracts Now Available Contacts: Allen Hollenbach 610-929-5753 Kevin Eickhoff 610-926-8811 ext. 5216 Michele Fisher 610-926-8811 ext. 5189



Trailer Load Lots Janowski Bros. 315-829-3794 315-829-3771 WANTED: 1st & 2nd cut big & small squares. 315-363-9105

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WANTED: Buying Alfalfa in the field, one cutting or rent for the whole year, Newark and surrounding areas. Also custom hay mowing available. 315-545-2027.


Help Wanted 120 COW DAIRY farm, has an immediate milking position available for a responsible dependable and self motivated individual. Milking experience and/or animal care preferred. Compensation based on job experiences and performance. Stanchion barn type milking. No parlor. No housing. Hours 3:30-7AM all days, 3 to 7PM. Sat-Sun. anchor 716-741-2254 Leave message.

ASSISTANT HERDSPERSON Needed on Progressive 450 Cow Registered Dairy Self-Motivated with Supervisory Skills



Dairy Cattle Feeder position on a 700 cow dairy farm located in Southern Cayuga County. The eligible candidate will have experience in TMR feeding with a payloader and mixer truck. Knowledge of FEEDWATCH is preferred, but not necessary. Excellent compensation package provided. Please submit resume to:

Available on an Expanding 1,000 Cow Dairy in CNY A successful candidate will be a motivated individual who will be responsible for mixing and delivering a total mixed ration to the dairy herd as well as overseeing bunk management and feed equipment preventative maintenance. Experience operating machinery, a valid driver’s license, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude are a must. Experience as a feeder is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person. Contact Chris At 315-729-3186 after 7PM A job description is available upon request

Help Wanted

HERDSPERSON WANTED! Must have 5 years experience in animal husbandry with grass-fed and finished beef cattle and sheep, pastured pork and poultry for egg production. Housing Available. Contact Erica at or 845-707-8308 Animal Health and Feed Additives Company seeks independent entrepreneurial minded individuals to represent our products direct to farm customers. Agricultural background with sales experience beneficial. Persons currently engaged in seed sales, farm route sales, nutrition, semen and other farm direct sales preferred. Excellent opportunity for Independent Nutrition service provider or Feed Company. Several open territories throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with special needs in Western New York. Send letters of interest to 155 Arrowhead way, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or

Horse Person Wanted For Hope Island, Casco Bay, Maine Farm

MUST KNOW HORSES. Five days a week, weekends a must! Non-Smoker, Motivated, Gentle and Kind. APARTMENT, Utilities, Health Insurance and Salary Included.

ONLY HARDY NEED APPLY!!! Email Resumes to:

WRITERS WANTED Country Folks is looking for self-motivated free-lance writers to contribute to their weekly agricultural paper. Knowledge of the industry a must. Articles could include educational topics as well as feature articles. Please send resume to Joan Kark-Wren or call 518-673-0141

Help Wanted

Lumber & Wood Products

Parts & Repair


WANTED: Large quantity of Larch and White Oak logs 585-765-2215.

STARTERS, ALTERNATORS, and GENERATORS for all domestic and import engines. Also HIGH TORQUE DIESEL STARTERS. Prompt Service 315-826-7892 Gary Sneath

Dairy Replacement Heifer & Beef Cattle Facility Located in Batavia, NY Must be organized & able to pull & treat animals. Excellent pay & benefits.


585-727-4330 RELIABLE & RESPONSIBLE PERSON WITH COMMON SENSE TO WORK ON MODERN BEEF FARM. *MUST know how to feed cattle & operate machinery. *Very nice house, top salary, bonus, vacation. MUST be experienced & currently working on a farm. References preferred. 315-633-2944 or fax resume to 315-633-8010.

Horses 12 YEAR OLD light grey 16-1 hand Percheron gelding, broke single, double and rides. Erin C. Lundy 315-4931051



NEW, USED & RECONDITIONED PARTS FOR CONSTRUCTION & AGRICULTURE Case-JD-IHC Crawlers Case-JD-Ford-IHC TLB’s Case-JD-Wheel Loaders Skid Loader Parts SPECIAL: MultiKey Construction Sets $45


Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

607-642-3293 THOUSANDS OF AG PARTS available online at parts include Teejet & Hypro Nozzles/Tips, Nozzle Bodies, Pumps, GPS Guidance, Foam Markers, and much more. Weasler PTO Driveline Parts available for North American, Italian, and German series. Or call 717-738-7355 ex. 275. Shipping is FREE if picked up at the Lititz store.

Parts & Repair FOR SALE: 4,400 feet irrigation pipe with sprinklers on trailer, 3,000 five inch, 1,500 feet two inch, $3,000. 716795-3302


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Day Old Chicks: Broilers, Layers Turkeys, Ducks

NEPPA Hatchery Jill & Ken Gies 660 Fordsbush Road Ft. Plain, NY 13339 email: Write or call for prices & availability

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CENTRAL VERMONT DAIRY for sale, 394 acres, double 8 parlor, 200+ cow capacity, slurry store, Harvestore, bunk silos. $750,000 firm. Cows, machinery, and feed available. Call 860-836-1524

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Help Wanted


Hay - Straw Wanted

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Rentals FOR RENT: 2012 vertical beater manure spreader, 450 bushel, gives a wide consistent spread pattern in a range of unloading speeds; also available 8-12’ straight wall pit pump, 3500 gallon tank. Lewis N Martin, Penn Yan, NY 315536-3994


ORGANIC DAIRY FARM/ CREAMERY, 318 acres. 8 miles from Cooperstown,NY. Two 3 bedroom homes, 100 cow freestall, Double 6 milking parlor. Many outbuilding for young stock, hay & equipment. New cheese room, aging facility & solar electric system. 200 acres fenced for grazing. $998,500. 607-2869362

SAWMILL: Meadows#2 handset, 15’ carriage, 45’ track, 50” blade, electric with 90kw Caterpillar 3304 generator, $15,000.00. 607-264-3242

Services Offered

Sheep SHEEP SHEERING: Quality sheering for flocks of any size. Will travel. Tate Reifsteck, 585-350-5740

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment NORTHEAST SILO DEMO: Need a cheap, quick & easy way to get your silo down? Will travel, give us a call. 518568-3560

REPLACEMENT SILO DOORS & HARDWARE AGRI-DOOR Jake Stoltzfus 649 South Ramona Rd. Myerstown, PA 17067

717-949-2034 Toll-free 1-877-484-4104 SILO, 14x30, aluminum roof, concrete stave, good condition. FREE for removal. Located 15 minutes from Amsterdam,NY. 518-882-6239

• Sales & Installation • On The Farm Service • A Large Parts Inventory • Willing to Travel for Service Work • 7 Days a Week, Parts & Service • Financing Available

TOWN OF MINDEN, near Fort Plain,NY, 60 acres of open fields, 2800’ frontage on paved road, great views, $142,000. Also smaller parcels available. Owner financing. 518-861-6541

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Tires & Tire Repair Service

Trailers DUMP TRAILER: 25’ aluminum tri-axle dump with Sherlock rollover tarp, silage & grain door, asking $14,500. 315-480-0250

FARM AND FLEET TIRE SERVICE 3165 Route 246 Perry, NY 14530 585-237-2124

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TEITSWORTH TRAILERS: Over 400 in stock now! PJ Goosenecks, Dumps, Tilt Tops, Landscape, Car Haulers, Skid Steer & more. Best prices, largest selection. 585-243-1563


Calendar of Events WEST NOTE: Calendar entries must arrive at the Country Folks office by the Tuesday prior to our publication date for them to be included in the calendar of events. Email:

1995 A35C Volvo Articulating Haul Truck 6 x 6 $37,000. (716) 433-3373






HERDSMAN WANTS small pasture to rent, lease,and/or exchange for services such as AI-breeding, DA-toggling, or other herd health issues. Have 30yrs in dairy industry. Must have good fence and water supply. Prefer lower Washington Co.NY, but will consider other areas. References available. Brian@518-307-6046

FEB 7 - SEP 17 Raising Livestock in Tioga County 56 Main St., Owego, NY. 6-8 pm. You will learn how to assess your land and choose livestock, review infrastructure requirements and get tips on pasture/hay management. Tioga County livestock farmers will host the second part of the series. Learn how they raise hogs (April 18), beef (May 15), sheep and goats (June 19),


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Metal Roofing Sale The following are cancelled orders/returns, etc.

16 pc. 13’8” Ivory #1 16 pc. 14’11” Galvalume 17 pc. 10’ Galvalume 7 pc. 16’ Galvalume 24 pc. 17’9” Green NS 170 pc. 10’2” White mixed shades 24 pc. 16’2” White liner 63 pc. 13’7” Burgundy 12 pc. 8’4” Burgundy 20 pc. 9’6” Black #1 1500 ft. galvalume cut to length bad wavy edges both sizes

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Subject to prior sale

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

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2000 Sterling Tri-Axle Dump 1992 Int 8200 SA Dump C12 Cat 410hp, Jake, 10spd, Air N14 Cum 330hp, 10spd, Spring Susp, 32,000GVW, 10’ Galion Steel Susp, 18/18/46 Axles, Quad Lock, 16’ Steel Dump, Tarp, Double Dump, Tarp, Pintle w/air, 452k mi. Frame, 288k mi. $32,500 $12,900


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1988 Fruehauf 34’ Aluminum Bath Tub Dump Trailer 2 Way Gate, Steel Frame, New Cylinder, Work Ready Priced To Sell Or Trade

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2005 Trailstar Aluminum Dump Trailer 37’ Frame, 35’ Box, Steel Frame, Air Ride, Air Lift Axle, Aluminum Wheels, 2 Way Gate, Grain Chute, Roll-Over Tarp, Liner

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1994 Vantage 40’x102” Aluminum Dump Trailer, 2 Way Gate, Grain Chute, Roll-Over Tarp, 10’ 2” Spread, Air Ride, Air Lift Front Axle, Cheap! Priced To Sell Or Trade

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poultry (July 17), and horses (Aug. 21). At the final class, Sept. 17, you will learn how to navigate New York State regulations and sell your local meat products. Cost per class is $10/farm ($75 for the whole series) and includes light snacks and handouts. Call 607-6874020 or e-mail meh39@ APR 18 - NOV 14 Groundswell’s Sustainable Farming Certificate Program Now Accepting Applications For aspiring and beginning farmers and market gardeners, providing 124 hours of classroom training, hands on workshops, farm visits and supervised work experience on sustainable farms. Tuition is on a sliding scale and ranges from $125 to $800, with substantial support offered to people of color, new immigrant & limited resource trainees. Applications are now online. Visit

to learn more and apply today. APR 30 Food, Land and People Training Participating Cornell Cooperative Extension offices throughout New York State. 6:15-8:30 pm both classes. Registration deadline is March 26. Registration contact: Sandra Prokop, 8003 4 2 - 4 1 4 3 , For a full list of participating Cornell Cooperative Extension office locations and more information about Food, Land and People training, visit s/file_kyy4j4hz2l.pdf. MAY 1 Dairy Skills Training: Quality Milk Production CCE-Ontario & CCEWyoming Co. 6:30-9 pm, Cost: $50/person.. Contact Amy Berry, 585-786-2251 ext. 132 or e-mail Is Your Financial Household in Order? Two free Life Planning workshops on May 1, both running from 6- 7:30 pm at the Southeast Steuben County Lbirary or 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. One

workshop is for those under 60 and the other is for those 60 and over. Choose whichever session fits your needs. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Contact CCE, 607664-2300. MAY 2 & 9 Master Gardener Program Seeking Fourth Class of Participants Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown, NY. • May 2 - 10-11:30 am • May 9 - 6:30-8 pm Registration requested by May 1. Space is limited. Contact Betsy Burgeson, 716664-9502 ext. 204 or e-mail MAY 3 Dairy Skills Training: Quality Milk Production CCE-Ontario & CCEWyoming Co.. 6:30-9 pm, Cost: $50/person. Contact Amy Berry, 585-786-2251 ext. 132 or e-mail MAY 3, JUNE 7, JULY 5, SEPT. 6, OCT. 4, NOV. 1 & DEC. 6 Maple Training Webinars 7-8 pm. Webinar connection details are available at http://maple.dnr.cornell.ed




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u/webinar.html A high speed internet connection is necessary to participate. Access is free of charge. No pre-registration is required. Contact Stephen Childs, e-mail MAY 4 Chainsaw Safety Jeff Muller Woodlot, Clinton Road, Town of Cameron, Steuben County, NY. 3-5:30 pm. There is no charge for this workshop, however, reservations are appreciated. Contact Carl Albers, 607-664-2300. MAY 4-5 11th Annual Spring Dairy Preview Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. The early entry deadline is Fri., April 20. Entries will also be accepted until Fri., May 4, at 12 noon, but for a higher fee. If you have any questions regarding this event please visit our website at and click on “Year Round Events” then click on “Livestock” link, where an entry form can be downloaded. Contact The Fairgrounds, 716-649-3900 ext. 407.

MAY 5 The Business of Pasture Poultry Production HLW Acres, 1727 Exchange St. Rd., Attica, NY. 9 am. Registration deadline: April 28, Cost: $35/person or $50 for 2. For more information or to register contact: Hermann Weber at 585-5910795. MAY 6 Processing your Own HLW Acres, 1727 Exchange St. Rd., Attica, NY. $20/person. We have limited space for this part as it will be hands on. Pre-Registration is a must. Contact Hermann & Laura Weber, 585-591-0795. MAY 8 Dairy Skills Training: Quality Milk Production CCE-Ontario & CCEWyoming Co. 6:30-9 pm, Cost: $50/person. Contact Amy Berry, 585-786-2251 ext. 132 or e-mail Managing Herd Health In Beef Cattle Seneca County 4-H building, 7238 Ann St., Ovid, NY. 6-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served with a suggested

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2001 Volvo ACL64 Boom Truck Cab and Chassis Cummins N14 435hp, 8LL, 20k front axle, 61,524 miles, 58,000K full locking rears, double frame, Fasse F380SE boom, 26’ deck, 31’ of frame behind cab $61,000


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2005 Freightliner Columbia Daycab Cat C15 435hp, 15 speed, 180” wheelbase, Air ride, very clean $39,250

1994 Autocar Winch Truck, Cummins N14 410hp, 18 speed, 20k front axle, 46k full locking rear, 65,000# Tulsa winch, fifth wheel and tail roller. Only 25K miles!! $37,900

2007 Ingersoll Rand WL350-5A Wheel Loader, 4 in 1 Bucket, 3 spool hyd., OROPS, Kubota Diesel $46,850

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25 1998 Deere 744H Wheel Loader, very good condition, GP bucket, EROPS with AC, good rubber, 18K hours $58,500

1997 Peterbilt 352 Cab and Chassis, Cat C10, 8LL, 20k front axle, 46k locking rears, 18’ 10” of frame behind the cab, 156” C-T, 172,000 miles $19,000

1994 Deere 570B Grader 9060 hours, 12’ moldboard, Front push blade, cab with heat and A/C $32,750



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2006 Case 750K Dozer, 1960 hours, very clean, 6 way blade, ready to go $41,500

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parasite control before summer turnout can prevent inhibition-prone larvae from infecting grazing calves. Fall calves and yearlings also should be dewormed at this time. Aligning deworming application with pasture management and parasite activity can help producers improve their bottom line. Fewer worms in the herd mean improved appetite and weight gain, resulting in healthy immune systems and optimal responses to vaccines. This leads to more profitable cattle and higher-quality carcasses. The success of a strategic deworming program will vary depending on location and environment, but by implementing a program, cow/calf producers can expect to see many benefits, including: • $201 per head return on deworming • Lower cost of production over the lifetime of the animal • Improved feed efficiency and gain • Healthy calves that are ready to earn producers more on sale day Ultimately, the best way to protect the overall health of a cow/calf herd is to work with a veterinarian to develop a year-round strategic parasite control and deworming program that matches specific production and management goals. All cows, calves and yearlings can benefit from the application of strategic parasite control — leading to economic gain and a sound cow/calf herd.

Cortland County Farm Bureau puts the spotlight on safety Awareness campaign aims to reduce the number of farm vehicle accidents on public roads CORTLAND NY — Each year more than 15,000 accidents that involve farm vehicles take place on public roads. Reports demonstrate that in more than two-thirds of cases, the farm vehicle is hit from behind and that more than 90 percent of collisions happen during normal weather conditions. The Cortland County Rural Road Safety Initiative (CCRRSI) was created to address this growing problem. CCRRSI, is a coalition that includes Cortland County Farm Bureau, The Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, Cortland County Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Nationwide Insurance. “Between late April and mid-October, motorists are likely to see more slowmoving agricultural vehicles,” said Paul Fouts, President of Cortland County Farm Bureau. “We want to make sure that our farmers are fully aware of the rules that New York State requires us to abide by when operating an agricultural vehicle on a public road, so that we can prevent accidents before they happen.” New York State law requires vehicles that travel at 25 miles per hour or less to display a Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem. The emblem must be placed in the middle of the back end and be kept clean and visible. In addition, self propelled agricultural vehicles are required to have working signaling devices, two red reflectors,

two white lamps mounted on the front, one red tail lamp mounted on the rear, and two amber lamps that are at least 42 inches high and visible from both the front and rear. “While it’s important that our farmers know and obey safety rules, it’s equally important that motorists are well aware of their responsibilities,” said County Sheriff Lee Price. “Motorists should slow down immediately when they see an agricultural vehicle and then increase their following distance. In addition, it’s very important for drivers to be even more cautious and courteous than usual, because farm vehicles may have poor visibility due to loads and equipment in tow.” “I very pleased with the efforts of Paul Fouts and the Cortland County Farm Bureau, in bringing this important issue to the forefront,” said Michael Park, Chairman of the Cortland County Legislature. “On behalf of my fellow legislators I am proud to declare this Rural Road Safety Week, here in Cortland County.” “As someone who operates my farm vehicles on local roads, I think that this event is very important because it serves as a reminder to both farmers and the general public about what the rules are and how to best abide by them.” said local farmer Ken Poole. For more information about New York State laws and regulations in relation to slow moving agricultural vehicles visit or contact your County Farm Bureau.

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Planning ahead can have a positive impact on cow/calf health and productivity by Jon Seeger, DVM, Veterinary Operations, Pfizer Animal Health Strategic deworming success is the result of precise timing. Once perfected, cow/calf producers can expect to see many benefits to their operations — not only in their wallets but in the health and productivity of their cattle as well. One key to successfully managing herd health is the ability to plan ahead and control parasites year-round. Timing, in relation to seasonal challenges, geographic areas, pasture types and overall management goals for the operation all play a large role in the success of specific protocols. Changing a product class or adjusting the time of application also can have a direct effect on parasite control in the herd. Incorporating spring administration into a strategic deworming protocol can pay off for producers who normally only deworm in the fall months. In the spring, producers should develop a plan for the entire year — according to grazing activity and prevalence of specific parasites in the area — that can help keep cattle in the best health possible and reduce pasture contamination. Time it right and break the cycle of pasture contamination. Deworm cows during the spring calving period and before summer pasture turnout. This



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Starting May 1st, 2012 6pm Ending May 8th, 2012 6pm Selling Municipal - Cars, Trucks, Construction Equipment, Farm Tractors & Equipment, All types of Surplus 2002 Krone Big "M" mower conditioner; AWD, 30' cut, new headers, AC, 27mph road speed, hours, for information call Aaron at 315-536-8718 (6) 2008- 2009 Ford E150 passenger van, currently seats 8, additional seat can be purchased from dealer. Equipped with power locks, power windows, cruise, air conditioning, cloth seats, vinyl floor, AM/FM radio, automatic transmission, gas engine, Flex Fuel, odometer reads 16,346, very good tires. This van is in very good to excellent condition, service records available. For additional information or an appointment to view the vehicle contact Sally Compton @ Cornell Fleet University Fleet Services 607-255-3247. (334) 1995 John Deere 4100 4x4 compact tractor, Curtis enclosed, heater, 3pt hitch, PTO, approximately 1972 hrs, turf tires, 20%, 60" belly mount mower, 54" hydraulic lift blade, mo 51 front mounted broom. Tractor runs and drives fine. Village of Bainbridge, NY (30 mi. NE of Binghamton, NY). For more information or appointment, call Jeff at 607-967-8696

John Deere 345 Lawn & Garden Tractor, 1056 hrs, 54" cut, hood cracked, Tractor runs and drives fine. Village of Bainbridge, NY (30 mi. NE of Binghamton, NY). For more information or appointment, Call Jeff at 607-967-8696 1985 FMC Mo 1-V3H/D Vanguard Street Sweeper, S/N V3-0170, 15597 miles, GM diesel engine, hydrostatic drive, breaks are NOT working- need repair. Sweeper runs and operates. Village of Bainbridge, NY (30 mi. NE of Binghamton, NY). For more information or appointment call Jeff at 607-967-8696 2004 Ford F-550, 4x4, Diesel, Stake body with hoist, 80,000 miles Power Screen Screening Plant, Lister Diesel, double deck, with extra screen cloth. Misc: furniture, heater, projector for entire catalog, pictures, updates, and terms

BUISCH FARM AUCTION Tuesday Evening, May 1st, 6pm 7562 McCarriger Rd., Ovid, NY Some consignments will be added Directions: The Farm is 2 miles South West of Ovid or 21 miles North of Watkins Glenn Notice: Chuck & Nancy are moving off the farm and will sell all of their tools. Selling: JD 4020 gas, with side console, cab and loader; JD loader; JD 3020 gas; Case 8460 round baler; (4) flat wagons;

sickle bar mower; 12' disc; (2) drags; 3pt cultivator; 4B Ford plow; 2 bottom plow; 3 bottom plow; chisel plow; elevator; 3 section roller; 2 heavy bale feeders; several farm gates (some new); two stage snow blower; 6' tow rotary mower; HT fence & supplies Shop tools: Gen-set; Many hand tools; Steel, Aluminum & stainless steel New full lengths of angle, channel, flat and round steel.

Meat tools: Saw; slicer; grinder; and much more.... Consignments: JD 850 Tractor; Bobcat 7773 Skid Steer; Bobcat T-190 Skid Steer on tracks Owners: Chuck & Nancy Buisch Terms: Full payment auction day, cash, check, MC/Visa. 2% buyer's fee waived for payment with cash or check for more info and pictures


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NOTICE: We will be selling equipment for over 150 municipalities in one location. MORE equipment consigned daily, check our website for updates. Early consignments listed here!!!! LOCATION - The auction will be held at the Town of Palmyra Highway Department, 131 Kent Street, Palmyra NY, 14522, just off Rt. 21 North. EQUIPMENT including: WHEEL LOADERS, BACKHOES, DOZER: 2008 John Deere 644J wheel loader, ride control, GP bucket, S/N 644JZ618705, 23.5R25 rubber, 1,770 hours, very good condition!; John Deere 644G wheel loader, S/N 644GD542122, MP bucket, engine noise; John Deere 644G wheel loader, GP bucket, radial tires, trans. problem; 2011 Cat 938H wheel loader S/N 938HPMJC01657, ride control, quick coupler, GP bucket, under 100 hours, L3 20.5R25; (2) 2001 John Deere 624H wheel loaders; (4) 2011 Cat 930H wheel loaders, ride control, quick coupler, GP bucket, A/C, under 200 hours each, S/N 930HTDHC02616, 930HVDHC02588, 930HKDHC02540, 930HJDHC02538; 2006 JCB 436ZX wheel loader, JCB quick coupler, GP bucket, MP bucket, 900 hrs.; Case 621B wheel loader; 2006 JD 444J wheel loader, quick coupler, ride control, GP bucket, MP bucket, S/N 605832, 3000 hrs; 2001 Daewoo Mega 200 wheel loader, 2200 hrs.; 2005 NH LB95B 4WD TLB, E-hoe, EROPS, 2,339 hrs.; 2005 JCB 214 4WD TLB, E-hoe, EROPS; 2000 Case 580L Turbo 4WD TLB, Ehoe, EROPS, 2,500 hrs.; 2000 Case 580L 4WD TLB, E-hoe, EROPS, S/N 249969; 2000 Case 580L 4WD TLB, E-hoe, EROPS, ride control, MP buckets/N JJG0304578; Case 580 L 4WD tractor loader backhoe, EROPS, E-hoe, S/N JJG0248102; Ford 555E 4WD TLB, E-hoe, EROPS, S/N A421281; IH 2544 tractor backhoe; MF 50 tractor backhoe; Cat D5 dozer, 4 way blade, OROPS, S/N 96J2336 SKID STEER LOADERS & ACCESSORIES: 2011 Bobcat S650 skid steer loader, High Flow, 2 speed, cab w/ heat & AC, Bob Tach, hyd. bucket positioning, 200 hrs.; 2007 Bobcat S250 skid steer loader, 2 speed; (2) 2002 Bobcat S250 skid steer loaders; 2011 Bobcat S205 skid steer loader, High Flow, 2 speed, cab w/heat & A/C, under 200 hrs.; (2) 2011 Bobcat S185 skid steer loader. High Flow, cab w/heat & A/C, Bob Tach, 25-125 hours; 2011 Bobcat S185 skid steer loader, High Flow, 2 speed, Bob Tach, cab, A/C, 150 hrs.; 2010 Bobcat S185 skid steer loader; 2007 Bobcat T300 track skid steer loader, enclosed cab, AC & heat, joystick, S/N 53201562, 1200 hrs.; 2005 Bobcat 5600 Tool Cat; Erskine 2418 6' blower for skid loader; Bobcat 6 way blade SCREENING PLANTS, EXCAVATORS, ROLLERS, CHIPPERS & MISC.: 1996 Powerscreen "Power Grid" MK-2 screen plant, Deutz diesel, 2500 hrs., fifth wheel, single deck, S/N 7209819; 1992 Powerscreen "Chieftain"

screen plant - Ford diesel; 1990 Powerscreen Stacker M70 - 6000lbs; 2002 Komatsu PW170ES-6K rubber tired excavator, S/N 32268, Wain Roy coupler, hyd. thumb, 60" ditching bucket, 5300 hours; 1995 Badger 1085C rubber tired excavator, E-hoe, ditching bucket, Wrist-O-Twist; 1990 Case 1085B rubber tires excavator, Cummins, ditching, & digging buckets, S/N JAK0032098; Gradall G3WD Series E excavator, S/N 0131284, ditching bucket; 1988 Gradall G660 T/A excavator, ditching & digging buckets; Case 888 track excavator, S/N CGG0015519; Daewoo Solar 55V rubber track excavator, S/N 32511; 1995 Wacker RD11A roller; 1991 Case 602B single drum vibratory roller, Cummins, S/N LKC8405211; Tampo RS-166 vibratory roller, S/N 5000429A, JD eng.; 1993 Stow roller w/trailer; Layton 8' drag box paver; Blaw Knox 25 road widener, S/N 0054 023; Salsco Cobra 1300 Curber curb machine, gas; Vermeer TS-30 4 blade tree spade, electric start Wisconsin eng.; Wallenstein BX625-B 3 point hitch chipper, like new!; Salsco wood chipper TANDEM/SINGLE AXLE TRUCKS & TRAILERS: 2002 IH 2674 Tri-Axle w/J&J aluminum dump, Cat C12, Fuller RTO16908LL, Jake brake, sealed tailgate, 50K!!; 2002 Sterling T/A dump, Cat engine; 1997 Ford T/A dump w/All season body, Cummins N14, Fuller 8LL, 118K, sells w/plow & wing; 1996 Ford L9000 T/A dump, Cummins, Fuller 13 spd., Jake brake, 154K, sells w/plow equipment; 1996 Mack T/A dump w/All Season body, Mack eng., 18 speed, 108K; 1993 Volvo T/A tractor, Cummins; 1989 Autocar T/A dump w/All Season body, 82K; 1986 Autocar T/A dump, Cummins; 1971 General T/A dump, Cummins, 21K; 2003 IH 7400 S/A dump w/Viking 11' HD reversible plow & wing, Fuller 8LL trans., DT530 engine, trailer tow w/pintle hook, air controls, 33K, very good condition!; 2001 IH 4700 S/A dump, plow wing, DT444E, 6 speed; 2000 Sterling S/A dump, Cat engine, Allison auto., 35K; 2000 Sterling S/A w/Tenco All Season body, Cat C-10, Fuller 9 spd., w/plow equip., 93K; 2000 IH S/A brush truck, auto., 72K; 1998 Freightliner FL80 S/A w/MG All Season body, Cummins, Fuller 8LL, 41K; 1998 Ford L9000 S/A dump, All Season body, Cummins, Fuller trans., 80K; 1997 IH S/A dump, Cummins, Fuller trans., 77K; 1997 IH 4700 S/A dump, DT466, auto., 47K; 1996 Ford L9000 S/A dump, Cummins; (2) 1994 Ford L9000 S/A dumps, Cummins, 73K-84K; 1992 Autocar S/A dump, Cummins, plow/wing; 1991 IH S/A dump, Cummins; 1991 Ford L8000 S/A w/16' dump, Ford diesel, auto.; 1991 Ford F800 S/A dump; 1989 Autocar S/A dump, Cummins; 1987 Ford 8000 S/A w/Air Flow sander, diesel; 2008 Carry On 5'x10' utility trailer; 1999 Worthington T/A equipment trailer; 1999 Flow Boy live bottom trailer; 1996 JB Enterprise 16' landscape trailer; 1995 Owens tilt top trailer; 1982 Wenge show trailer; 1976 General Low Boy trailer; 1974 General 15T trailer, elect. brakes SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT: 2001 Sterling T/A equipped w/Vac Con, needs pump, 80K, Cummins/Cummins, Allison auto., AC, PL, PW, cruise; 2000 Sterling T/A equipped w/Camel Vac & Flush, Cat C13 eng., auto., positive displacement vac blower, 62K, good working condition!; 2002 Freightliner Condor C&C; 2000 Sterling 9500 w/Leach 25 cu. yd. 2RII, Cat 3126, Allison auto., winch, 87K; 2000 Mack T/A equipped with 25 cu. yd. Formula 5000 packer, Perkins tipper, Mack 300, Allison auto., 68K; 1997 Ford L8000 T/A w/Heil 25 cu. yd. packer, Cummins, Allison auto.; 1993 IH

w/Pak Mor packer body; 1992 Ford L8000 T/A w/2001 Heil 25 cu. yd. packer; 2006 Pak Mor 25 cu. yd. packer - body only; 1987 White Volvo C/O T/A roll off truck, Cat diesel, auto.; Road 40 cu. yd. enclosed compactor, container; 2004 NPK hyd. compactor; Heil Seattle Stationary roll off container compactor, elect./hyd. drive, Unit located in Springwater, NY, Buyer must disassemble, Town will assist buyer with loading; Bucks 30 & 22 cu. yd. containers w/tarp; 2002 Ravo 5002 sweeper, 5 cu. yd. hopper, 6 cyl. diesel, HD package, catch basin suction hose, 4400 hours; 1972 Ford 9000 4x4 2000 gal. tank truck, Cummins engine; 2004 Chev. Corbeil bus, 22 pass., 63K; 2001 Freightliner FL-70 bus, 3 wheel chairs, 63K; 1995 IHC 3600 bus, diesel 1 TONS/CARS/PUS/VANS: 2007 Ford F550 4WD dump, diesel, plow, 29K; 2007 Ford F550 4WD dump, diesel, Fisher V plow, 9' Stahl dump; (2) 1999 Ford F550 4WD stake body w/hoist, diesel, auto., 69K-100K; 2009 Ford F450 4WD dump, w/plow, gas, 26K; 2008 Ford F450 4WD dump w/plow, diesel, AC, PL, PW cruise, 34K; 2004 Ford F450 4WD dump, V10, auto., Fisher plow, 23K; 2004 Ford F450 4WD utility, diesel, A/C; 2011 Ford F350HD 4WD pickup, reg. cab, PL, PW, AC, cruise, tow package, Fisher plow, less than 30K; 2008 Ford F350 4WD stake body w/hoist, 22K; 2006 Ford F350 4WD pickup, plow, PL, PW, AC, 35K; 2004 Chev. K3500 stake body, 43K; 2003 Ford F350 crew cab dump, auto., V10, 112K; 2003 Ford F350 w/12' enclosed body, lift gate, diesel; 2003 Ford F350 4WD pickup, Fisher EZ plow; 2002 Chev. 3500 4WD dump, gas, plow, 80K; 2002 Ford F350 XL 4WD utility, A/C, auto., 60K; 2002 Chev. 3500 stake body, 32K; 2001 Dodge 3500 dump; * (2) 2000 Chev. 3500 crew cab pickups; 2010 Ford F250 4WD ext. cab pickup, AC, cruise, CD, 19K, like new!; 2008 Ford F250 XLT 4WD ext. cab pickup, Fisher plow, gas, 43K, very good condition; 2008 Ford F250HD XLT 4WD pickup w/plow, 40K; 2007 Chev. 2500 4WD pickup, plow; 2006 Ford F250HD XLT 4WD pickup, plow, 88K; 2005 Chev. 2500HD 4WD ext. cab pickup, AC, PL, PW, cruise, tow package, 56K; 2005 Chev. 2500 pickup, AC, tow package, 73K; 2004 Ford F250 4WD ext. cab pickup, plow, 66K; 2003 Chev. 2500 4WD pickup; 2003 Dodge 2500 4WD Super cab pickup; 2003 Ford F250 4WD pickup, plow, Tommy gate, 62K; 2002 Chev. 2500 4WD utility, AC, 75K; 2002 Dodge 2500 pickup, 59K; 2001 Dodge 2500 4WD pickup, lift gate, 64K; 2001 Chev. 2500 pickup; 2001 Dodge 2500 4WD pickup, plow, 42K; 2001 Dodge 2500 4WD pickup, plow; 1999 Dodge 2500 4WD utility, plow, 69K; 2008 Ford F150 XL 4WD ext. cab pickup, PL, PW, AC, cruise, 30K; 2008 Ford F150 4WD pickup, 70K; (4) 2008 Ford F150 pickups, A/C, 47K67K; 2007 Ford F150 4WD pickup, AC, 64K; 2007 Chev. 1500 Silverado pickup, 58K; 2007 Ford F150 pickup, 50K; 2002 Chev. 1500 pickup; 2001 Chev. K1500 pickup; 1999 Ford F150 4WD pickup; 2000 Ford Ranger; 1999 Chev. S-10 pickup; 2006 Ford F250 cargo van, A/C, cabinets; 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD, PL, PW, AC, cruise, 83K; 2006 Jeep Cherokee 4WD, A/C, PW, auto., 88K; 2004 Ford Escape 4WD, 53K; 2001 Chev. Trailblazer, 4WD, 76K; 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, 4WD; 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4WD, 78K; 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, 91K; 2006 Chev. Impala, AC, PL, PW, cruise, 52K; 2004 Chev. Malibu; 2002 Ford Taurus wagon, AC, PL, PW, 56K; 2001 Ford Taurus; 2000 Ford Crown Vic, 85K; 1999 Ford Taurus wagon; D.A.R.E robot car w/R.C. transport cart & cover TRACTORS, MOWERS, LANDSCAPE: NH TL-70 4WD tractor w/cab; Ford

6610 MFWD tractor, OROPS, equipped w/mid mount Tiger 6'flail and 60" rotary boom; 1995 NH diesel tractor, w/mid mount flails; Ford 545D tractor; Ford 8N tractor; John Deere 4600 4WD tractor, loader, forks, backhoe, 1200 hrs.; John Deere 4200 4WD compact tractor, cab; JD 1050 4WD tractor w/loader and backhoe, diesel; (2) NH 4835 2WD tractors; Ford 3910 tractor, diesel; 2004 JD 6x4 Gator w/cab; JD 6x4 Gator, hyd. dump; 2009 Jacobsen HR9016 batwing mower, 4WD, Kubota diesel engine, 442 hours, Like new!; 2002 Jacobsen HR9016 batwing mower, 4WD, 530 hrs.; (2) Jacobsen HR15 mower, Perkins diesel; 2003 Jacobsen 4WD mower, diesel, 1500 hrs.; 2010 Ferris Zero Turn mower, 61" cut, 470 hrs.; 2010 X Mark Zero turn mower, 60", 432 hrs.; (3) 2009 X Mark Laser Z 60" zero turn mowers, Kohler 23 hp., 585-775 hours; 2009 JD Z810A zero turn mower, 48" cut, 97 hrs.; 2009 Ferris IS3100 zero turn mower, 72" cut; 2008 JD Z850 zero turn mower, 72" cut w/bagger; (2) 2008 JD Z830 zero turn mower, 60" cut; Ferris IS zero turn mower, 44" cut, 150 hrs.; Ferris IS2000Z zero turn mower, 61" cut, 425 hrs.; 2007 Ferris IS3100Z zero turn mower, 72" cut; 2005 Dixie Chopper XT3200 zero turn, 72" cut, 1600 hrs., many new parts; Husqvarna zero turn, 72" cut, 200 hrs.; Ferris zero turn mower 61" cut; 1997 X Mark Turf Ranger, 60" cut; 2007 Hustler zero turn mower; JD X300 lawn tractor, 54" cut, 1,000 hrs.; JD GX335 mower, 48" cut; 2003 Scag walk behind mower; (2) walk behind mowers; Misc. push mowers; 2009 Land Pride 10' folding bat wing mower; (2) Bush Hog rotary mowers; King Cutter 6' finish mower; Vicon LM2400 mower; (3) Giant Leaf vacs; Smithco leaf sweeper; NH 615 disc mower; Ford stone rake; Ford 5' rotary mower; Graco stripper MISC.: (14) 2 way radios, 1100 gal. aluminum water tank, Snap On AC machine, Snap On MT 2500 scanner tool, Prolink engine scanner, (2) vacuum pumps, leak detector, 2001 Aquaside weed control system, 2004 Tenco 10' side dump all season box, 10'dump box w/hoist, plows, sanders, tampers, pallets of military tools, 100KW gen set trlr. mtd., (2) new B&S 10hp., 5500 watt generators, pallets of parts, rims, Anderson windows, 8' AirFlow SS sander, leaf blowers, chain saw sharpener, Cummins engine, 10T floor jack, fuel transfer tank, Army surplus air compressor, Drott 30" & 60" buckets, Intercont parts washer, Lincoln grease gun w/pump, (2) Partner cut off saws, Reznoir heat exchanger, 10' hydro turn plow, 40 gal. fuel transfer tank w/pump, concrete mixer, Canoe trailer, chainsaws, (3) Miller welder, road saw, 1 3/4 cu. yd. SS spreader, Coates 850 tire balancer, Coates tire machine, Rockwell drill press, (2) torch sets, Lindsey 300-LA sand blaster, (4) Wacker tampers, Vector light bars, assorted red/amber stop lamps, fiberglass dog kennel for pickup, hot water pressure tank, (4) Precore 965-2 treadmills, Minuteman floor scrubber TERMS - Full payment auction day, cash, check or MC/Visa, 2% buyer's premium waived with payments made by cash or check. ONLINE BIDDING @ Inspection Friday, May 11th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Equipment Removal - No later than May 18 @ 3:00 P.M. Sales Manager: Cindy Wolcott, 585-738-3759 FINANCING Available: Contact Michael Macy, 1-800-388-7394 Email:


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