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Breeding knowledge pays off at NYS Spring Dairy Carousel ~ Page A2 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Three generations of breeding knowledge pays off for Conards’ Ridgedale Farm in NYS Spring Dairy Carousel

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by Pat Malin SYRACUSE, NY — A string of colorful ribbons blew lazily above the heads of the contented fan-cooled cows from Ridgedale Farm of Sharon Springs, NY, during the New York Spring Dairy Carousel on April 15. For W. Cyrus Conard, though, there was little time to celebrate. The robust 16-year-old, certainly no novice to the Carousel, virutally wore blinders as he focused on getting his eight Holsteins to the show ring on time. Then there was feeding and grooming them, removing spoiled bedding and replacing it with clean hay at the temporary stalls at the State Fairgrounds. Conard’s attention to detail paid off as six of the cows he handled for his father, Wayne, won awards over the first two days of the Carousel, including ribbons for Reserve Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Best Bred & Owned in the junior division. He might have not noticed either that the 2012 edition of the Carousel drew a strong field of competitors from 17 states and Canada, according to director Patsy Gifford. And at Saturday night’s Holstein spring sale, the average price was nearly $5,500, with a high price of about $40,000. Ridgedale Farm milks just 100 cows on 70 acres in New York’s Southern Tier. Wayne Conard purposely keeps the farm and herd small and manageable. “We’re able to sell genetics,” he said. And produce show heifers. Obviously, his design is paying off. Cyrus Conard’s Ridgedale Folly won first place in the 125,000-pound cow division during the New York State

Junior Holstein Show on April 14, and then placed sixth overall in the International Holstein Show on April 16. Ridgedale Raven, a Red and White Holstein, collected a pair of ribbons in the Junior show. She placed second in the Senior 3-year-old class, then earned Best Bred & Owned. “The judge (Mark Reuth) said she had a good mammary system and he liked her characteristics,” Conard commented. Also on Saturday, Main-Drag Prescott Silence placed third in the 4year-old class. Sunday, April 15 was a big day for Ridgedale Farm’s Red & White Holsteins. Judge Jason Lloyd of Middleburgh, NY, named Ridgedale-T Raichu-Red (1st Aged cow), the Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand winner. Conard took home the title for Produce of Dam, too, since T Raichu Red is the mother of Ridgedale Raven. Another Red & White, Ridgedale Runway-Red-ET placed second in the 4year-old class. Two of Conard’s fall calves placed in the top 10 on Saturday, Ridgedale Lyrical (7th) and Ridgedale Extensive-Red (10th). As Cyrus took responsibility for feeding the Holsteins in the barn after the show, Wayne Conard took a moment to reflect on his farm’s successes. “My father (Willis) started Ridgedale Farm in 1969 after coming up from New Jersey,” said Wayne, 54. His father, who passed away in 2011, had worked as a herdsman for Jessie Lake, a prominent New Jersey Holstein breeder. Wayne, who came to his first Carousel in 1970, has passed on that shared wisdom to his own son. Cyrus

Wayne Conard came to his first Carousel in 1970 and has passed his wisdom down to his son.

Cyrus Conard from Ridgedale Farm, Sharon Springs, NY, came away from the 2012 Dairy Carousel with ribbons for Reserve Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Best Bred& Owned in the junior division. Photos by Jerry Waskiewicz has been showing here for eight years brother will eventually inherit the reins already and bred Riachu Red. and continue to turn out quality cows. Ridgedale Holsteins is a New York Currie cousins unite State Master Breeder Herd. In 1987, it to turn out champions became the first American herd to win A group of cousins from the Currie the All-Canadian Breeders Herd Award. Farms of Tully, NY, near Syracuse, sat Following the death of Willis S. around in camp chairs in the barn at Conard, his family started a Master the State Fairgrounds on Sunday, finalShowman Award Fund, which provides ly relaxing after a long weekend of presan annual award to the Master sure-packed showing. When you run Showman youth exhibiting at the NY three farms, like the Curries, it takes Spring Dairy Carousel. many knowledgeable hands to show the Cyrus made headlines in the 2011 cows properly. Dairy Carousel, too, as Ridgedale Seventeen-year-old Jessica Currie Runway-Red-ET “ran away” with rib- definitely made her mark at the bons for Senior 3-year-old, Senior Carousel. At the junior show on April Champion and Grand Champion. 14, she took the Senior & Grand To Conard, breeding doesn’t take spe- Champion title with Curr-Vale Goldwyn cial talent. It comes naturally with the Lady-L, 1st Aged Cow. Goldwyn Lady territory. “I’ve been working with my then finished eighth in the aged cow dad since I was a kid,” Cyrus explained, class in the International Holstein Show matter of factly. “He taught me how to on April 16. The 5-year-old cow, who was an Alllook at bulls. I think it’s a good cross of a good-looking bull and his classifica- American nominee in 2011, also racked tion. I’ve grown up selling bulls to other up awards for Best Udder of Show, Senior Champion Female and Best farmers for their breeding.” The Conards are serious about breed- Udder Aged Cow. “She owns four cows,” explained her ing, but are not afraid to share their knowledge. Three years ago, Wayne said cousin, Matt Currie, 13, who was hanghe traveled to Germany and gave a ing around with his cousins, Emma and presentation to farmers in several cities, Taylor Currie. “She’s a better showman but he also brought home an apprecia- than we are.” Matthew hopes Jessica’s luck and tion for their farming methods. Wayne has seen a lot of changes in the expertise rubs off on him. He placed last few decades and is disappointed at fifth in the fall yearling show with Milk seeing neighboring farms disappear. & Honey Aftershock Paige, while “When I grew up, there were 25 farms Jessica placed fourth with Curr-Vale around us,” he pointed out. “Now there Sept Storm Sky. Emma finished sixth are just five.” He is confident, however, in the Summer Yearling show on April that both Cyrus and his 4-year-old 14 with Maple-Slope Rty13037-Red-ET.

National Dairy Producers Organization - where producer profitability is key by Jennifer Showalter DAYTON, VA — Producers recently ended their day with dinner and an informative presentation on where The National Dairy Producers Organization is today and what it is working towards in the future. Roughly 60 percent of the producers present are already National Dairy Producer Organization members. The National Dairy Producers organized the gathering to meet with, learn from, and inform dairy producers of changes that need to be brought about on behalf of producers to gain and maintain profitability. “It was a great event that allowed the producers to learn more about the National Dairy Producers Organization as well as their expected roll in fulfilling the 2012 National Agenda,” said Dennis Trissel, National Dairy Producers Organization board member from Harrisonburg, VA. Guest speaker Tom Van Nortwick with Agribusiness Publications in California may not be an actual producer himself, but he truly feels for those who work day in and day out to produce milk for little to no return. Van Nortwick’s emotional presentation really brought home just how big of a mess the producer sector of the United

States dairy industry is in and how farm after farm is being forced out of business. “We (the U.S. dairy industry) are 2 to 3, maybe even 4 percent, over producing needed milk inventories for profit. We are seeing the highest feed costs in the history of dairies and we are still producing more milk. It is not a problem of revenue. There is plenty of money in the milk industry. However the buyers of milk, your partners in the dairy industry, are not willing to pay you, the producers, the true value of milk because they don’t have to. The system is rigid in their favor, especially when there is no concern in the producer sector about managing the production of milk on the farm to keep within profitable demand. It is very complicated! Producers have not been able to control imports into the country and or production on the farm. That combined with their dogged independence and overall lack of unification has prevented them from stemming extreme volatility and loss,” said Van Nortwick. Van Nortwick stressed over and over that the rules have to be changed in order to save the industry. “The solution to the problem is not in

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Dennis Trissel, National Dairy Producers Organization board member from Harrisonburg, VA, welcomed a group of around 300 to an informative meeting on the National Dairy Producers Organization in Dayton, VA.

Tom Van Nortwick, with Agribusiness Publications in California, shares some shocking figures of just how many dairy farms have recently gone out of business. Photos by Jennifer Showalter Washington. Anyone who believes the focus is nationwide participation. We government is going to come to their have secured a fairly even percentage rescue is still putting their tooth under of members versus producers in each their pillow,” said Van Nortwick. state. We are working harder to organInstead of sitting back and watching ize state delegations in all 50 states the industry go in the wrong direction, and eventually county delegations in Van Nortwick encouraged the audience those counties across the country to pull together as producers, become where dairy is a significant economic members of the National Dairy engine,” said Van Nortwick. Being a member of the National Producers Organization, and address the real problems that are affecting Dairy Producers Organizations, gives their livelihoods. “The right tool in the individuals a chance to come togethright hands at the right time is every- er, combat problems, and ward of thing,” said Van Nortwick. He then future complications that effect their added, “Things happen for a reason! own personal operations. “One of the We must get on our knees and pray greatest benefits to being a member of National Dairy Producers like it all depends on God; then get off the our knees and work together as if it all Organization is the ability each member has to be part of a real solution for depends on us!” Since The National Dairy Producers the entire producer sector of the U.S. Organization was incorporated in Dairy Industry,” said Van Nortwick. “For far too long, dairy producers November 2010, members have been on a mission to unify producers and have been promised and promised and manage the industry in a way to ensure promised and yet 600,000 producers profitable pricing for dairy producers have left the field in just two generations. Producers must come to realize regardless of their size or location. The National Dairy Producers that only 10 percent of all of this counOrganization strives to speak to, listen try’s producers are left and that by to, and better communicate with dairy working together and only by working producers. “We are getting better and together will they be able to change the better at that process and will eventu- rules of a game that left in ruin the ally have in place the best communica- other 90 percent. We cannot continue tion network in the country. The abili- down this path. Producers and those ty to speak with and hear from every of us who truly understand their value dairy producer in the country exists, to this nation’s economy and even its’ and we are using it to insure that we future domestic security have got to do hear what we need to hear and that everything in our power to prevent the producers hear and understand what perpetuation of the status quo,” said the organization is doing and why,” Van Nortwick. For more information on the said Van Nortwick. Dairy Producers The National Dairy Producers National Organization Inc. currently has over Organization, visit www.national1,000 members and is growing. “The

Students compete for top spot in Regional Envirothon Competition Since January, teams of high school students across Wyoming and Allegany Counties were busy studying environmental topics for the Annual “Trailside Envirothon Competition” which was held on April 25, at Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY. This annual outdoor, hands-on, environmental education competition is run by Wyoming and Allegany County Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Teams of five students in grades 9-12 are tested on topics including: wildlife, aquatics, forestry, soils/land use, and a current environmental issue. The teams will compete for a chance to represent their County in the New York State competition. “The Envirothon is a fun way to get students out of the classroom to learn about environmental issues,” said Wyoming County Soil & Water Conservation Water Quality Technician, Bethany Bzduch. This year’s event brought a total of 120 students or 24 teams from both Wyoming and Allegany Counties out for the event. Representative schools from Wyoming County were Perry High School, Warsaw High School, and Attica High School. Cuba Rushford High School, Fillmore High School, and Canaseraga High School attended representing Allegany County. After a long day, and a tough competition, two winners emerged. The Wyoming

Wyoming County Winning Team: Perry High School Team #1 (L-R) Paul Stoddard, Michaela Olin, Ben Zerbe, Jon Borek, Kevin Biondolillo. Advisor (not pictured) Bill Augrom, Perry High School Science Department. Photo courtesy of Wyoming County SWCD County Envirothon Champion was Hobart & William Smith Colleges in businesses that donate supporting funds. To learn more about the Perry High School Team #1 with a Geneva on May 23 and 24. score of 379.5 out of a possible 500. The Wyoming County SWCD Board Envirothon please visit its website at: The Allegany County winning title went of Directors and Staff would like to sin- In addition to our educational proto Fillmore High School Team #5 with cerely thank the Letchworth State Park a score of 417.5. These teams will be staff, sponsors, and volunteers that grams, the Wyoming County Soil & attending the New York State made the 2012 Trailside Envirothon a Water Conservation District provides Envirothon held on the campus of success. Soil and Water Conservation programs and technical services to help Districts across the state help organize residents and communities protect and annual County and Regional improve the water quality and other Envirothon competitions. Essential natural resources of Wyoming County. support is provided by school science To learn more visit: or Western Edition teachers, school districts and local call 585-786-5070. U.S.P.S. 482-190

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Managing Herd Health in Beef Cattle Managing Herd Health In Beef Cattle — A Systematic Approach will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 6-9 p.m., in Ovid, NY. As beef cattle grow, some farmers can be concerned when managing health issues dealing with parasites, flies, pink eye, foot rot, respiratory problems, and getting cows pregnant. Jerry Brunetti, founder of AgriDynamics will be speaking to these concerns on May 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Seneca County 4-H building, 7238 Ann St., Ovid, NY 14521. Besides health issues Brunetti’s presentation will delve into thrifty and non-thrifty calves, diversity of plant species in pastures and ways to nurture the rumen microbial ecosystem. Jerry Brunetti founded AgriDynamics in 1979 to provide a line of holistic animal remedies for farm livestock, horses, and pets. Jerry works towards improving soil and crop quality and livestock performance on farms managed organically. Jerry has spoken at numerous conferences and meetings on soil fertility, animal nutrition

and livestock health. He often speaks to audiences on “Food as Medicine” and “Farm as Farmacy.” Brunetti studied Animal Science at North Carolina State University and managed a cow/calf operation in western Virginia before starting AgriDynamics. He has held leadership positions with the National Farmers Organization and the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). In 2008, Jerry received the Leadership Award from PASA and the Eco-Agriculture Achievement Award from Acres USA. The meeting is sponsored by the Seneca County Beef Producers with support from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County. Light refreshments will be served with a suggested donation of $10. For more information, contact Karel Titus, Seneca County Beef Producers at 607582-6203 or Bobbie Harrison CCE Seneca County at 315-539-9251 to express need for reasonable accommodations.

Cover photo by Jerry Waskiewicz Matthew, Taylor, and Emma Currie from Currie farm from Tully, NY.

Chemung County Dairy Princess crowned The 2012-2013 Chemung County Dairy Princess Court was crowned on Saturday, April 21, at the Sullivanville Methodist Church. The new Court consists of Emalee Becraft of Pine Valley as the Chemung County Dairy Princess, Brenna Becraft as Alternate Dairy Princess, and Hannah Bush, Amber Dyer, and Kendyl Becraft as this year’s Dairy Ambassadors. The girls were crowned by Alternate New York State Dairy Princess, Alex Ormond, who also gave an ADADC update of Fast Food and Dairy, Breakfast in the Classroom, and Fuel Up to Play 60, just a few of ADADC’s programs. Emalee and her Court are excited to bring awareness to the Dairy Industry and the hardworking farmers in our county by visiting schools, local gro-

Participating in the dairy princess coronation dinner on April 21 were: Brenna Becraft (L-R), Amber Dyer, Hannah Bush, Kendyl Becraft, Emalee Becraft, and Alex Ormond. Photo courtesy of Lisa Bush cery stores, farmers markets and the want better for your kids? Start with possible through the support of the fair, as well as other county events. family meals. Less than one-third of American Dairy Association and Dairy The Court this year hopes to teach children sit down to eat dinner with Council — the local planning and manpeople, especially the younger genera- their parents on any given night. agement organization funded by dairy tion, the importance of three servings Though family meals promote more farmer check-off dollars. This provides of dairy every day and important mes- than just good nutrition, when families us many opportunities to teach chilsages about farmers and the environ- eat together, kids are more likely to dren, as well as adults, about the ment and how farmers care for their choose nutrient-rich foods, like milk — importance of milk and dairy products, cows to bring us safe, healthy, and for stronger bones and better health. farming and our dairy farmers. delicious milk. For example, parents, The Dairy Princess program is made

Subcommittee kicks off D.C. Farm Bill hearings with focus on rural development programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 25, Representative Timothy V. Johnson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, held a hearing to review U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural development programs in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill. This is the first of eight hearings, which will be held by the Subcommittees to hear from agricultural stakeholders before the House

Agriculture Committee begins drafting the reauthorization of agricultural programs. Witnesses at the hearing provided feedback on the programs administered by USDA’s Rural Development agency, which includes the Rural Business and Cooperative Service (RBS), the Rural Housing Service (RHS), and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Members heard from two panels of witnesses who explained how programs can be improved to increase their effectiveness. Further, witnesses

Common sense farm tax lien bill clears State Senate Libous. “My legislation allows them to pay off their debts in the order they were created, so older debts don’t continue to generate interest year after year. It saves farmers money and it just makes sense.” New York currently has 36,000 farms — 300 less than last year. We also face a generational crisis as the current generation of farmers is aging and because of high property taxes, high energy costs and overregulation some farms are struggling to stay profitable, deterring the younger generation from coming back to the farm. This situation is particularly poignant for our state’s dairy farmers who struggle to get through low dairy price years, while debt on existing tax liens continue to mount. This situation can make it nearly impossible to keep your head above water even in subsequent years when the price of milk is up. “Every little bit helps and the Senate’s unanimous passage of this bill is a positive step in the right direction,” said Norton. The bill awaits consideration in the New York State Assembly.

to applicants, reduce USDA’s administrative burden, and focus program resources on core responsibilities,” said Chairman Timothy V. Johnson (R-IL). “Over 50 million people call rural America home, and if we truly want to build a 21st century economy, they must be part of the solution. Rural communities rely on the rural development programs to provide and modernize services and facilities. As we move forward with the 2012 Farm Bill, we are trying to target and leverage funds where they can be most effective,” said Ranking Member Jim Costa (D-CA).

Department of Labor retreats on misguided youth labor regulations “Late yesterday (April 26), the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) withdrew its controversial proposal to severely restrict youth employment on farms. Make no mistake — this is a major victory for New York’s farm families and their strong grassroots activism. The agricultural community in our State and across the nation saw this proposal clearly for what is was — a blatant regulatory overreach by Washington, D.C. United in this common cause tens of thousands of negative comments and letters flooded Congress and USDOL, and as a result we were victorious. “I would be remiss if I didn’t thank our friends from the New York Congressional delegation who stood with us, shoulder to shoulder in this battle. Congressman Owens, Gibson, Hanna and Reed, along with Congresswomen Buerkle, Hayworth and Hochul deserve enormous credit for their leadership and advocacy. Senator Schumer also used his significant influence to help us to defeat this

draconian proposal. These federal officials fought hard for the future of our farms and for that we are very grateful and appreciative. “While many people deserve credit for this victory, no one deserves it more than the hardworking rank and file members of New York Farm Bureau. Through their efforts we raised awareness in the media, organized letter writing campaigns and advocacy efforts, and ultimately we triumphed. “We are extremely pleased that USDOL and particularly Secretary Solis finally saw the light and recognized that family farms are vitally important to our economy and our rural way of life, and that we simply can’t afford to jeopardize their future. “Going ahead, New York Farm Bureau looks forward to working with USDOL on its proposed youth education safety initiative. Hopefully, this offer to work collaboratively represents a change at USDOL that will demonstrate that they want to work with us and not against us.”

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ALBANY, NY — On April 30, the New York State Senate unanimously adopted a bill that will help keep some of New York’s most overburdened farmers on their land. The bill, S4514/A7316 sponsored by Senator Libous and Assemblyman Magee, would allow farmers with outstanding tax liens on their property to pay the oldest liens first. This can be critically important if a farmer has multiple liens because under current law, you are required to pay the most recent lien first. This allows additional fees and penalties on the oldest liens to continue to pile up, which could put a family farm in jeopardy. “This may seem like a small change to some, but for farmers that are struggling to stay on their land this could turn out to be a crucial piece of legislation,” said Dean Norton, President of New York Farm Bureau. “I am very grateful to Senator Libous for his steadfast leadership on this issue and for his strong support of agriculture in general.” “In today’s uncertain economy, our farmers and their families have enough to worry about,” said Senator Tom

testified that continued investments in water, energy, and broadband infrastructure are vital for enhancing the quality of life and economic opportunities for individuals living and working in rural communities. “Getting our debt under control will take shared sacrifice. Every single component of federal spending needs to be examined for efficiencies and savings. As the Committee considers how to reauthorize current programs in the next Farm Bill, it’s important to seek ways to weed out activities and authorities that are either redundant or ineffective. In doing so, these programs would be made more accessible

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Non-targeted newts, etc. In his website, on April 2, Howard Garrett published an article titled “Weed Killer Causes Animal Shape Changes”. As soon as I saw that title, what came to mind was research done a few years ago by the biology department at nearby Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. That research dealt with minute traces of the herbicide atrazine as a possible cause of physical malformations in frogs. So I did an Internet search. Several minutes later I found research headed by Professor Stan Sessions, head of that college’s biology department. Without going into all sorts of detail, one of these research projects showed that very low levels of atrazine residue in frog environments was associated with deformed legs, extra legs, or legs absent entirely in these amphibians. Right next to “links” to Sessions’ work was a website (belonging to a multi-national chemical corporation), saying that atrazine residues had nothing to do with malformed frogs… this particular company never even made atrazine. And it keeps getting better. My search for information on frogs and atrazine residue lead to another website, this one titled “Rachel Carson Syndrome: Pesticides, Frogs, and Organic Foods”. This website, belonging to the superbiotech lobby group Hudson Institute, sought to discredit Professor Sessions’ work; if that wasn’t enough, Hudson’s spokesman, Alex Avery, attacked the credibility and reputation of longdeceased Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring. This book, 50 years ago, prompted President John F. Kennedy to convince Congress to ban the pesticide DDT. Attacking Rachel?... well, as they say down South, “them’s fighting words”. So I calmly read Gar-

rett’s article, and will hit its high-spots for our readers. Garrett addresses the impact of glyphosate, as it appears to inflict collateral damage on lesser (?) members of the animal kingdom. He writes that the world’s most popular weed killer can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals, all this according to U.S. biologists studying its effect on amphibians. University of Pittsburgh researchers said the weed killer glyphosate, in sublethal and environmentally relevant concentrations, caused two species of amphibians to change their shape. The study is the first to show that a pesticide can induce morphological changes in a vertebrate animal, this according to biological sciences Professor Rick Relyea in a university release early last month. (Hartwick College research dealt only with one species.) The presence of predators can cause tadpoles to change shape by altering the tadpoles’ stress hormones, Relyea said, causing them to grow bigger tails to better escape. But similar shape changes seen after exposure to glyphosate suggest the weed killer may interfere with the hormones of tadpoles and potentially many other animals, Relyea said. “It was not surprising to see that the smell of predators in the water induced larger tadpole tails,” Relyea said. “That is a nor-

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mal, adaptive response.” What shocked the researchers was that glyphosate induced the same changes… as well as the fact that the combination of predators and glyphosate caused the tail changes to be twice as large. Because tadpoles alter their body shape to match their environment, having a body shape that does not fit the environment can put the animals at a distinct disadvantage, the researchers said. “This discovery highlights the fact that pesticides, which are important for crop production and hu-

man health, can have unintended consequences for species that are not the pesticide’s target,” Relyea said. “Herbicides are not designed to affect animals, but we are learning that they can have a wide range of surprising effects by altering how hormones work in the bodies of animals. This is important because amphibians not only serve as a barometer of the ecosystem’s health, but also as an indicator of potential dangers to other species in the food chain, including humans.” Which brings to mind images of the ca-

nary in the coal mine. According to the Wikipedia on-line encyclopedia, Canaries were once regularly used in coal mining as an early warning system. Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, methane or carbon dioxide in the mine would kill the bird before affecting the miners. Signs of distress from the bird indicated to the miners that conditions were unsafe. The use of miners’ canaries in British mines was phased out in 1987. Hence, the phrase “canary in a coal mine” is frequently used to refer to a person or

thing which serves as an early warning of a coming crisis. By analogy, the term “climate canary” is used to refer to a species that is affected by an environmental danger earlier than other species would be, thus serving as an early warning system for the other life forms with regard to the danger in question. Maybe these deformed amphibians, despite Alex Avery’s wellfunded rhetoric, should serve, for those at the top of the food chain, as the canary in the coal mine. Or the warning shot over the bow… choose your metaphor.

The future is up for debate at Alltech’s 2012 Symposium The SMART debate at Alltech’s 2012 Symposium will be a dynamic conversation about what’s in store for the future of the world. Alltech’s 28th Annual International Symposium will be held May 20-23 in Lexington, KY. “This is our fourth annual debate and promises to be the most compelling, with a hard hitting and noholds barred discussion of the real challenges facing the food and feed industries,” said Aidan Connolly, vice president of Corporate Accounts at Alltech. Panelists on the SMART debate will be CEO of Concern, based in Ireland, Tom Arnold; Dr. Marcus Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, former minister of Brazil’s agriculture and food supply; Tom Dorr, CEO of Grains Council in Washington, D.C.; and senior lecturer in business economics at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, Sean Rickard. Topics of the debate will include: • How will we feed 9 billion people? • Is Africa the new Brazil? What are the implications of the land grab in Africa? • Water — The fight for natural resources • Protecting the rainforests

• Educating urbanites about agriculture • Dealing with groups hostile to agriculture • Solutions for obesity • What ‘local’ really means Looking to 2050’s burgeoning population, Alltech’s 2012 Symposium will focus on ideas for better use of resources, improved business practices and natural nutritional solutions. New in 2012, breakout sessions will include legal, marketing, information technology and designer food in addition to the popular aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, poultry, pig, pet and regulatory-focused offerings. The event is expected to draw more than 2,500 delegates from around the world, making it the industry’s largest symposium. To secure your place at the 2012 Alltech Annual International Symposium, visit or contact One day rates for Monday and Tuesday are $200 a day, with Wednesday’s session being $125. Join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #agfuture, and follow Alltech Symposium related news on Alltech’s agriculture and science blog.

Case IH Steiger tractors set new industry records for fuel efficiency RACINE, WI — The latest results from the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab show that Case IH Steiger® tractors with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power. The Steiger 600, Steiger 500, Steiger 450 and Steiger 350 all showed significant fuel efficiency and drawbar horsepower advantages over the competition, according to test lab reports. “Steiger tractors are built with Case IH Efficient Power to pull the largest implements available, while reducing fuel costs,” says Mitch Kaiser, Case IH

Steiger Tractor Marketing Manager. “These test results prove Steiger tractors perform and deliver in the field and in the lab.” For example, the Steiger 600 set the record for drawbar horsepower and fuel efficiency versus the competitions’ biggest tractor. Measured at maximum power in horsepower-hours-per-gallon, the Steiger 600 tested 8.4 percent more fuel efficient than the Deere 9630 at maximum drawbar pull, and 10.5 percent more fuel efficient at 75 percent drawbar pull maximum power.

Mike Daigh of Taylorville, IL, says he’ll take his Steiger over any other tractor. “We have a 24-row planter and we haven’t had any issue with the Steiger when it comes to power — not pulling down, not hesitating, even going over hilly ground,” Daigh says. “You can do just about anything with this tractor. I’ll take Steiger over anything.” Engine research and meeting Tier 4 standards Several years ago, Case IH began to focus engine development efforts on SCR technology in order to meet Tier 4 standards. Case IH will meet the 2014 Tier 4B (Tier 4 Final) engine emissions standards using exclusively SCR technology found in the Steiger models. Cool-running and quiet, SCR is an engine exhaust after-treatment system. Rather than interfere with engine performance, it actually improves it. Case IH Tier 4B technology will not require regeneration of particulate filters or any Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) technology for high horsepower equipment. For Case IH customers who have purchased Tier 4A equipment, there will be no additional requirements in 2014. Filling the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank is all it takes to reduce fuel consumption and extend service intervals. Case IH and Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) have been working together on engine innovations that meet Tier 4 regulations for Case IH tractors and combines since 2004. The FPT U.S. Research & Development Center is in Burr Ridge, IL, in the same facility as Case IH Engineering. Together, FPT and Case IH engineers work to design and test high-horsepower engines. Before these engines even enter the market, they go through several thousand hours of rigorous testing. Today, there are more than 10,000 Case IH tractors powered by Case IH SCR technology already performing in farmers’ fields across North America. Beyond power – new cab comfort In addition to power and fuel efficiency, Steiger tractors feature the most comfortable, productive cab on the market. Already boasting the largest cab in the industry with unprecedented visibility, the new Steiger cab is designed to function as an office in the field with exclusive, four-post cab suspension. Steiger tractors also feature an exclusive 40-degree,

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Columbia Tractor 841 Rte. 9H Claverack, NY 12513 518-828-1781

Randall Implements Co. 2991 St. Hwy. 5S Fultonville, NY 12072 518-853-4500

Dragoon’s Farm Equipment 2507 Rte. 11 Mooers, NY 12958 518-236-7110

Salem Farm Supply 5109 Rte. 22 Salem, NY 12865 518-854-7424

White’s Farm Supply, Inc. Rte. 26 • Lowville, NY 315-376-0300 Rte. 12 • Waterville, NY 315-841-4181 Rte. 31 • Canastota, NY 315-697-2214

This chart visually depicts the Case IH Steiger 600 tractor recordsetting fuel efficiency results from the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab.

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More than 10,000 Steiger®, Magnum™ and Puma® tractors powered by Case IH Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology are already performing in farmers’ fields across North America and continue to be put to the test at the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab. Photos courtesy of Case IH

A Few Words by Phoebe Hall The credit game We had an interesting week, as our young, 19 year old pickup decided it wanted to semi retire and become a full time farm truck. So we ventured out to see if we could find a replacement that was in our price range. One particular truck caught our eye and a deal was made, as long as we could secure a fair interest rate and acceptable payments. This is where it got interesting… the salesman called the next day and said that the place where he applied for the loan said we do not have any credit rating, either good nor bad, because we haven’t purchased anything on credit in the last few years, or used an ac-

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tive credit card. But he stated that the lending institution agreed to lend us the money for a little higher interest rate. Higher? It was double what he had earlier guaranteed, and we told him that the offered rate was approaching usury. We thanked him and told him we might be able to do better on our own. When we bought this farm 50 years ago, the only lending institutions that would help us beginners were FHA and FLB. After a couple of good years we were able to meet all our obligations with FHA and switched to PCA. We always had a very good working relationship with our loan officers at PCA and one thing we al-

right-hand swivel seat, which provides operators a more ergonomic field of vision to see the front of the tractor while also monitoring the implement behind, minimizing neck strain. In conjunction with Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) AccuGuideTM autoguidance, operators in the swivel position can more easily monitor the true productivity zone — the implement behind the tractor. Also, several cab controls have been relocated to the upper right-hand side of the cab headliner within easy reach,

ways appreciated about the last one we worked with was that he would always ask us to justify each and every expenditure. A few years ago, things worked out so we were able to retire the mortgage and then after that we cash flowed all our purchases. So that’s where we found ourselves as we attempted to line up credit for another farm truck. We were being penalized for not playing the credit game. It seems that if you don’t play the game by their rules, even if you have plenty of equity, you can not participate in the game. Equity doesn’t seem to add up to much when it comes to a credit rating. We decided to go back to basics and reestablish our good working relationship with PCA/FCE. But the loan officer that we had worked with had moved on to another position within the organi-

zation, leaving us to establish a rapport with a new loan officer. We were pleasantly surprised when we met the new officer and found that he was well equipped for the challenge at hand. To make a long story

just a little shorter… all of our old records and credit history of the past with this farm oriented organization were still accessible, making all our hard work from the past, worthwhile. What I’m wondering is… what

would the world be like financially, if everyone tried to only spend within their means? A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Proverbs 11: 25) NIV

FDA clarifies use of the term “non-lactating dairy cattle” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine has become aware that the term, “nonlactating dairy cattle,” may be confusing and that users could mistakenly interpret it to mean that drugs approved for use in nonlactating dairy cattle are safe when used in dry dairy cows. The term “non-lactating dairy cattle” includes replacement dairy heifers, replacement dairy bulls, and dairy calves. The term non-lactating dairy cattle does not include dry dairy cows. FDA says this is an important human food safety issue because of the

potential for residues of drugs labeled for use in nonlactating dairy cattle to be present in milk of the treated cows, as well as in the tissue of the calves born to the treated cows. FDA is working with sponsors of products approved for use in non-lactating dairy cattle to revise labeling to clarify that dry dairy cows are not nonlactating dairy cattle and therefore should not be treated with drugs labeled for use in non-lactating dairy cattle. Source:, as reprinted from Udder Topics Vol. 35, No. 1 & 2

while the most frequently used functions are contained in the new MultiControl Armrest console, bringing all vital tractor operations into one easyto-operate controller. And, a new AFS Pro 700 color display is integrated into the MultiControl armrest, and moves with the seat. “Steiger tractors deliver the total tractor solution — efficient power combined with improved operator comfort,” says Kaiser. For more information, visit

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DWIGHT LEWIS LUMBER CO Hillsgrove, PA 18619 (570) 924-3507

VALLEY PERFORMANCE LOGGING & LAND CLEANING, ROAD & EXCAVATING Howard Hoose 328 Onesquethaw Creek Road, Feura Bush, NY (518) 768-2086


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

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

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

CATSKILL TRACTOR INC. 384 Center St. Franklin, NY 607-829-2600 SHARON SPRINGS GARAGE, INC. Rt. 20 Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-2346

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FARMER TO FARMER MARKETPLACE WANTED: Enrosse RP5 in line wheel rake, good working condition only. 716-5236436.(NY) RESTORED 1941 LA with plows, mower, cultivators, belt pulley, wheel weights 1941H, 1943A, 1946B Case 310 dozer and 10-38 rear tire. 607-369-7656.(NY) 5HP CORN GRINDER 40’ flex auger 1hp. motor $1,900. Katolight 85KW PTO generator $5,000. 315-252-3039.(NY) REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS Spring Pairs. Bull or Heifer calves. Available now. All calves AI sired. Excellent blood lines. 315-706-1693.(NY) TWO FERTILIZER spreaders, one 3pth. $350. One pull behind $650. 12’ Brillion Cultipacker with 4” axle, very nice $1,200. 607-532-8512.(NY) DRY 4X4 ROUND BALES grass hay, stored inside, cut in early July $25. each. (Boonville, NY) 315-942-4475 NEW BELTING SKIDSTEER wheels eight bolt, tandem axle running gear $950., NH 315 baler $3,000. JD 2-row green corn head. 607-243-5555.(NY) WANTED: Guard rail as in letter W type used, new, any length. 315-673-3995.(NY) WANTED: Metal bale wagon sides in good condition 16 or 18ft. need 2-sets, hay rake w/dolly wheel, used 30-40KW generator PTO. 215-791-3948.(PA) FOR SALE 85 ft. tower for wind mill lattice type- 4 legged 120’ available- already down $1,500. former power tower. 607869-5581.(NY) JD 4/16 PLOW Oliver sulky potato corn 2R planter Ford 5610 diesel $9,000. Antique planters, digger, rake, other equipment. 585-457-7061.(NY) REGISTERED HAMP Ram born 1/2009 hope breeding or trade for similar Ram- different bloodline. 716-549-0649.(NY) IH 3PT DISC, Ford 3-bottom 3pt. plows, 24ft. elevator, NH 477 Haybine NH 256 rake, 9x18 steel rack wagon- new. 518875-6093.(NY) CASE IH 881 forage harvester with two hay heads 2 row corn head, working condition $2,800. 585-554-6678.(NY)

FARMALL SUPER “C”, nice rubber, runs excellent $2,200. Int. fast hitch conversion to three point $275. Fast hitch Carryall $250. 203-623-2956.(CT)

FOUR BUGGY wheels striped and everything still has good rubber. Call for pricing. Also Pullets laying two months $5. each. 607-292-6184.(NY)

FOR SALE: Rops fits Oliver 1850-1855, no canopy, used 6 months, stored indoors, Made by Laurin $1,100. obo. 315-2693794.(NY)

492 NEW HOLLAND haybine 9ft. with hydro swing cylinder good condition $4,000. 315-265-0026.(NY)

IH 5088 6,270 hours, 75 hours on complete restoration, includes engine, overhaul transmission, update wiring, tires, paint cab, interior $30,000. 716-870-3155.(NY)

VACUUM PUMP $350. Chicken debeaker $250. Antique wagon wheel. Antique chicken crates. John X. Florek. 413-5622981.(MA)

TWO FIBERGLASS TANKS 500 gal. with lids $50. each. F&H wheel WTO $125. pair. Power steering off JD 50 $475. 908-3627478.(NJ) JD 620 WFE runs good $4,000. Free 2yr. old male Beagle. 315-363-0262.(NY) WEBSTER FERT. box with auger 6hrs. motor needs work $1,500. JD Brush Hog 5ft. 3pt. hitch $300. W.N.Y. 716-432-9104 NEW HOLLAND model 254 3PT. hitch 2Star Rake Tedder EC. 315-923-7789.(NY) NH 499 haybine center pivot 12’ cut rubber rolls, good condition $2,500. JD Canopy $200. 24’ Belt conveyor $400. 607-2437951.(NY) 2 YEARLY KATAHDIN rams, one white one black, proven sires $150. each. 315-8232256.(NY) LELY TEDDER (vintage) for parts or repair $250. 315-821-6628.(NY) FORD 2006 F250 4x4 regular cab, gas, auto, air, cruise, 50,000 miles, excellent $11,000. 315-232-4326.(NY) NH 514 manure spreader $2,000. Lely 8 wheel rake $2,000., JD 446 round baler $7,000., stored inside under cover, retiring. 315-629-4894.(NY) WANTED: Soybean drum for IH 400 planter. 315-858-6956.(NY) ROUND BALE feeder, wheatheart post pounder for rent, see us at 518-638-6370.(NY) BIG SIX HORSE drawn mower. 315-3763460.(NY) WANTED: Front suite case weights for John Deere. Also rear wheel weights for D14 Allis Chalmers. 607-566-2116.(NY)

JOHN DEERE model 42 bale ejector. Brand new, complete set up. Also 18.4-38 rear tractor tires, 30% $35. each. 716-7735333.(NY) FARMALL C with loader $1,250. wide front end for Farmall C $350. belt pulley for C $30. 518-993-5531.(NY) 1ST CUTTING GRASS hay 60lb. bales 1+3rd. cutting baleage grass fed Beef Knight 3300 mixer wagon. 716-9836232.(NY) REGISTERED BRED Holstein Heifer due 7-5, 18’ Brillion transport drag 12’ Brillion transport cultipacker. 315-963-3826.(NY) FOR SALE: Allis Chalmers D-17 series IV ser# 82071, new tires and engine, very nice tractor, over $10,000 invested, $8,500. 607-535-2395.(NY) WANTED: Buying Alfalfa in the field, one cutting or rent for the whole year. Newark, NY and surrounding areas. 315-545-2027 WANTED: Single Harpoon Haymow forks wanted by collector, Blacksmith made or by hay tool Mfg’rs. Buy- Trade- Swap. Also Mfg’rs catalog’s. 717-792-0278.(PA) 1947 SC CASE, good tin, recent paint, fenders, runs good, all new tires $2,000. 315-626-2689.(NY) 886 INTER. CAB TIRES 90%, 4,800 hrs. $8,500. or trade for 856 no cab. 3 Row cultivator $300. 607-936-1257.(NY) SMALL SQUARE BALES 1,000+ mixed hay, late cut, must move, make offer. Owego, NY area. 607-659-5904 HOLSTEIN HFRS 600-700 lbs. out of top Sires 20,000 lb. herd average certified organic, also would sell a few cows. 518361-8129.(NY)

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FARMALL M partially dismantled, engine seized. Great project tractor. Complete with fenders, lights, battery box, good tin $650. 315-749-4431.(NY)

NH 116 HAYBINE 14’ cut $3,000. Berthoud 400 gal. grape sprayer $2,800. obo. 585301-5041.(NY)

FOR SALE: International Hydro 100 less than 200hr. on motor, overhaul, new rubber, VG paint, asking $11,900. obo. 315825-5244.(NY)

SHEEP SHEARING blade grinder with 12” aluminum disc, asking $300. obo. Call Dale 585-394-5814.(NY) NH 144 iNVERTER, new bearings, good condition $1,000. 585-554-6415.(NY) JD 640 HAY RAKE, nice $2,900. JD 1209 Haybine, little use $2,700. JD 541 self-leveling loader, like new $4,500. L.M. 518885-5106.(NY) WHITE 5100 no- till airplanter, new discs $5,000. IH six bottom plow with sodbuster $1,500. New diesel generator 8500 watt $4,000. 570-767-1117.(PA) PICK UP TO 10 Jersey Heifers ready to breed May $800. each, most are polled. Looking for polled Jersey bull. 802-4642644.(VT) WANTED: Two or three bottom plow with three point hitch. Belleville, NY. 315-8465612 300 GAL. CENTURY field sprayer, good condition $1,000. 2005 Ponderosa stock trailer bumper hitch 16’ $1,500. 315-7764110.(NY) WANTED: Grain drill planter with grass seeder in good working condition. Please call day 315-531-8133 or evening 315-6510248.(NY) REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS bull calves. All natural, grass fed, superb bloodlines, calving ease, calming demeanor. Don’t miss out! 716-378-7151.(NY) WANTED: Flail Chopper in working condition 518-894-8112.(NY)


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FOR SALE 1965 Ward LaFrance fire truck 19,000 miles, good condition, pumper truck 750 tank, asking $2,800. obo. 315865-5657.(NY)

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WANTED: Large Stave silo 1980 or newer 20x80, 24x80, 24x70, selling Westfalla vacuum pump. 315-237-1448.(NY) CASE 4490 4X4 tractor 4,400hrs. 175hp. 3-ph. 1,000 PTO $9,500. Ready to work. 860-688-1638.(CT)

LOWE 750 classic 12” post hole auger with quick attach. Asking $2,500 or best offer, Hinsdale, NY. Ask for Ron. 716-557-2440

CIDER PRESSES water operated 4-1/2bu. to 14 bushel 6” grinders available send for prices and brochure. Amon Zimmerman 1077 Hall Rd. Lyndonville, NY 140989651.

1250 GEHL CHOPPER 7’ hay two row corn fair $1,000. No Sunday calls 607-2437578.(NY)

IH 45, 16’ VIBRA SHANK $1,600./ 33’ bale carrier low profile $2,600./ Brillion 12’ Cultipacker 4” axle $1,150. 585-5265685.(NY)

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Mothers are the glue that holds families together Often it is the woman in the family that holds a family together.Women are by nature the nurturers. When a family loses its mother things are just not the same. I know that something happened inside of me when my mother passed away. Although she had been sick, the doctor could never figure out exactly what made her ill. When I think of my mother I do not think of her as she was that last year. I remember her in better days. When my mother died I became the oldest one in my immediate family. That was a funny feeling. Mom was a strong woman, but she was very caring. She put everyone ahead of herself. She followed the

commandment that said, “Honor your mother and father that their days might be long…”. We lived with my grandparents. They helped raise me. I am a product of my environment. I had the benefit of two generations of strong women. It was hard to fool my grandmother. She always knew what I was up to. If you are fortunate to still have your mother with you, be sure to honor her. The celebration does not need to be anything formal or fancy. A meal that she does not have to prepare is often a luxury. If you are a daughter with a family of your own you can certainly appreciate that. When I was a young mother I remember that I felt that I did not count when it came to Mother’s Day. My husband was not one to take over the responsi-

bilities of the kitchen. He did not even like to grill. If we were going to eat on Mother’s Day, I had to cook. Of course, I invited the mothers. Sometimes my motherin-law had other plans since she had a daughter as well as a son. There were times that I resented that responsibility. Now, I would give anything for a chance to cook for my mother and mother-inlaw again. They were not hard to cook for. They loved whatever was put in front of them. A day to relax was what it was all about. The gifts were not what Mother’s Day was about.The day was about family. I did not need gifts. What I needed most was time. The best Mother’s Days were those when the family did something together. In the years that the children were away from home attending college I looked forward to a call from them. They say that the phone lines are the busiest they ever are on Mother’s Day. I suppose

though with all of the ways we have to connect these days that has changed. Being a mother was one of my greatest joys. From the day my first child was born I cherished my time with my children. All phases of motherhood were fun. I knew as all mothers do that the children would not always need me as much as they did when they were babies. I just did not know at that time how much the children will always need me. I have a wonderful relationship with my children. There is a give and take at this point. I help them and they help me. I am so thankful that my children live nearby. I realize that many mothers do not have that luxury. When I saw the graph in the newspaper the other day that noted that most children would leave this area after high school it saddened me. Family is what ties our lives together. A strong family life is something to

treasure in my book. Although I moved away from home to become part of this country family I maintained close contact. My mother lived close enough to be part of the children’s lives. The American culture is one of the few that do not revere their elders. There is an attitude that it is all about me in this culture. That is so wrong. It does nothing to strengthen the family unit. In some countries several generations live under one roof. That is just the way it is. Children learn from their elders. They also learn to respect their elders. In America the oldest part of the population gets put into homes so that they are not a bother. Please note here that your Amish neighbors do not function that way. They build additions to their homes so that the older generation stays nearby. In that respect I think they have the right idea. Now I am on to the

next generation. My grandchildren spend a lot of time with me. That time has been well spent creating a bond that spans the generations. They enjoy coming to my house. They enjoy doing things with me. Last week it was grandparent’s day at school. My youngest grandson invited me for lunch. We had a good time sharing things from our lunchboxes and visiting. The class that sat behind us did not seem to have many visitors. What a shame! I am not sure if the children did not have grandparents nearby, or if they did not invite them, but it was an opportunity missed to connect the generations. As you prepare for this special day set aside to honor mothers think of the simple things that your mother might like. Most of all, plan to spend time with her. Ann Swanson writes from her home in Russell, PA. Contact at

Prime time for sharing the story of agriculture by Ken Gordon Spring planting is in full swing in many parts of the country and is only a few weeks away in others. Most farmers have been preparing for this task since they wound down from fall harvest. Field work, particularly planting, is a highly visible undertaking for farmers. Because of that, planting season is ripe for farmers to engage with people who are not familiar with agriculture. It’s unfortunate that a lot of people have completely lost touch with where their food comes from or how it gets to

their table or favorite restaurant. The editor of an agricultural publication once told the true story of an encounter she had with a person who made the dietary choice of being a vegetarian. That person truly believed it was okay, as a vegetarian, to eat chicken wings “Because they grow back.” Granted, this is an extreme example. But, a growing number of people have lost touch with farming. And farmers have found that explaining modern production agriculture isn’t always easy. That’s not always what people are most in-

terested in hearing about, anyway. Most people don’t want to hear national facts and figures about agriculture, either. And they don’t want to be on the receiving end of a one-sided lecture. They’re more interested in what the farmers near them do on their farms. This brings to mind a quote located in the Cox Corridors of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Daniel Webster is credited with saying, “When tillage begins other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”

Those of us involved with agriculture know that what Webster said so many years ago remains true today, but as citizens pursued other arts, they have forgotten what brought our nation to prosperity. Still, many people are curious about today’s agriculture. An interesting dichotomy is that public curiosity with farming and ranching continues to increase as people become further removed from knowing how their food is produced. This presents a great opportunity to fill that knowledge gap. More and more often,

farmers are joining in the national conversation consumers are having about food and farming. By listening carefully, farmers often discover they can address concerns consumers have about food by sharing their stories about their farms. As urban populations expand into the countryside, farmers are finding increased opportunities to tell their stories. Interacting in this way helps consumers gain a true understanding of the passion farmers have for the environment, animal well being and how

important, strong and viable farming methods are to our nation’s overall prosperity. So while you are engaged in planting the seeds for this year’s crops, also think about ways you can help plant seeds of better understanding with the consuming public. As you are turning that planter at the end of the row, you might just be asked to join in the conversation. Don’t hesitate to do so. Ken Gordon is a new contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. He is a public relations consultant in Ohio.

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Citing concerns raised in “thousands of comments,” the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced April 26, it will withdraw its proposed rule regarding youth in agriculture. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President J.D. Alexander commended the administration’s action and said farmers and ranchers made their voices heard on the proposed rule, which could have restricted, and in some instances totally prevented, America’s youth from working on farms and ranches. “This is a victory for farm and ranch families throughout the country. This ridiculous rule would have prevented the next generation of farmers and ranchers from acquiring skills and passion for this very noble profession. It also would have restricted urban kids from working on farms and acquiring a solid worth ethic and enthusiasm for this very diverse industry,” said Alexander. “We absolutely have to have a sensible regulatory environment in Washington, D.C. We should not have to worry about negligent rules being promulgated by out-oftouch regulatory agencies. We encourage the administration to venture off the city sidewalks and learn more about where their food comes from.” Alexander said this is not the first time the administration has proposed rules impacting agriculture before fully evaluating the consequences of the regulations. He said agency officials should reach out to farmers and ranchers prior to proposing a rule that could jeopardize the future of their profession. “Rather than strapping our hands behind our backs and preventing American youth from learning the ropes of food and fiber production from today’s farmers and ranchers, the administration should work with farmers and ranchers to ensure the rules on the books are workable,” Alexander said. “Rules and regulations, including those related to America’s youth working on farms and ranches, need to ensure safe working conditions. But the original proposal simply went too far. Cattlemen’s voices were heard.” Alexander said the administration’s action to withdraw the rule showcases the importance of farm and ranch families being engaged in decisions being made inside the Beltway. He said NCBA will work with the beef community, regulatory agencies and policymakers to ensure a similar rule does not resurface in the future.

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Kozak tells panel that dairy farmers need improved safety net WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s dairy farmers need a dramatically revised safety net in the next Farm Bill, one that shifts its emphasis from milk prices to margins, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) told a House of Representatives panel on April 26. At a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, NMPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak testified that in a globalized dairy industry, buffeted by increased price volatility, dairy farmers needs a new safety net “that addresses both low milk prices, high input costs, or the combination.” Pointing to the collective loss of $20 billion in farmer equity that occurred between 2007 and 2009, Kozak said that current farm bill dairy programs are inadequate, considering the higher cost of production that livestock producers are facing, and will continue to face. With America’s farmers more reliant today on volatile export markets, better risk management tools are needed, Kozak said. For that reason, NMPF has endorsed the Dairy Security Act (DSA), which was introduced in Congress last year by Representative Collin Peterson, the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, along with Representative Mike Simpson, a leading congressional Republican. The DSA package “is proactive, budget conscious, and fixes longterm challenges that our current safety net can’t address,” he said, adding that because of its advantages, the legislative proposal is backed by the American Farm Bureau, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the National Farmers Organization, the National Holstein Associa-

tion, the Milk Producers Council, as well as a majority of other state dairy associations. “This is an unprecedented level of support for such a major change, and has never happened before; shouldn’t this say something?” Kozak asked. The DSA replaces three existing farm bill dairy programs — the Dairy Product Price Support Program, the Milk Income Loss Contract program, and the Dairy Export Incentive Program — and uses the budget savings from those to help pay for the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program. But the margin insurance program “isn’t a guarantee of profits or success. Farmers won’t be able to insure all of their milk production, or all of their costs. This is first about protecting against the worst-case scenarios, and second about giv-

ing farmers the tools to help them manage their risk,” Kozak said. Kozak cited several advantages to the approach taken by the DSA. Most importantly, it shifts away from a sole focus on milk prices, to insuring farmers against poor operating margins caused either by low milk prices or high feed costs. The Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program provides a nocost basic level of margin insurance under the program, while offering farmers the option to purchase supplemental insurance to indemnify a larger margin. “The DSA allows farmers to better manage their risks, offers a better safety net, reduces government involvement in our industry, and positions our entire industry to compete in a global marketplace. It is simple, affordable, and convenient,” he said.

Importantly, Kozak noted that the DSA is voluntary. The farmer “has a choice to accept a free basic margin insurance, as well as subsidized supplemental insurance, in which they share the costs with the government. As part of that agreement, they will be asked to manage their milk output through the Dairy Market Stabilization Program when worst-case conditions appear. Or, they can forgo government assistance, and not be subject to the DMSP.” He pointed to the fact that the Market Stabilization program also contains triggers so that it does not activate when the world price and the domestic price are out of alignment, “a situation that could negatively affect the ability of the U.S. to export our products,” he

said. Critics of the Market Stabilization program have said that the program will choke off dairy exports, but Kozak pointed to the ongoing financial commitment that America’s farmers make in both the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the Cooperatives Working Together program. “Why would NMPF support a program that would negatively impact the investment of all those producer dol-

lars?” Kozak asked. Kozak said the DSA would not raise consumer prices, but “merely reduces price volatility, and frankly, that benefits farmers, processors and consumers alike.” The full House Agriculture Committee is expected to write a Farm Bill later this spring, and the hearing was part of the effort to consider policy options as part of that process.

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progress toward providing a fiscally responsible farm safety net directed to family farmers and ranchers. The bill’s investment in rural America will create jobs and opportunities for farmers to continue providing energy and conservations benefits to all Americans. “NFU applauds the passage of the amendment offered by Senators Kent Conrad, DND, and Richard Lugar, R-IN, and its bipartisan cosponsors, to restore $800 million in mandatory funding for energy programs. Renewable energy production is at the core of recent rural economic development progress and we appre-

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Introduction to biogas and anaerobic digestion by Dan Ciolkosz, Extension Associate, Penn State and Pius Ndegwa, Washington State University On-farm biogas production has long been a topic of interest for farmers, with historical records of biogas production going back several hundreds of years. In modern livestock production systems, for example, the benefits of producing biogas are significant and include: • provision of supplemental renewable energy • odor reduction • reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases • pathogen control • waste biostabilization. The economics of biogas production, however, are sometimes difficult to justify unless the accompanying environmental benefits and other byproducts are considered. What is a biogas? Biogas is a by-product of the anaerobic (without oxygen) breakdown of organic matter. The organic matter could be any of a number of materials, but on the farm, it most often comprises animal manure or other agricultural waste. The most important component in biogas is methane, a flammable gas that can be used in furnaces, for cooking, or even as an engine fuel. However, biogas also contains carbon dioxide and small amounts of hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen, and water vapor. What is a digester? A digester is a sealed vessel or container in which anaerobic digestion of organic matter occurs. The bacteria “feed” off the manure and, in the process, release biogas as a by-product. This process is referred to as anaerobic digestion, and the sealed vessel or container is thus usually referred to as an anaerobic digester. Anaerobic digestion also occurs in the anaerobic zones of open or unsealed swamps, bogs, and wastewater lagoons. Today, farmers in developed countries are using digesters primarily to improve the quality of their

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Environmental benefits of anaerobic digestion by Doug Hamilton, Oklahoma State University Waste Management Specialist The manure handling system of any farm is made up of many different components, each with a different function and purpose. An anaerobic digester, although only one component of the system, can greatly improve the environmental performance and efficiency of the overall system. The main effect of anaerobic digestion is conversion of organic matter to biogas. This conversion has many potentially beneficial environmental and management side effects. Odor reduction By removing organic matter, the digester reduces the organic matter-loading and associated oxygen demand on downstream manure handling components. This may allow the downstream components to be smaller, operate more efficiently and function with less environmental impact. Anaerobic pretreatment may be a more economical method of converting an anaerobic lagoon to an aerobic lagoon, compared to mechanical aeration. Digester effluent is more stable than raw manure. It contains more stable organic material and less volatile odorants. Thus, storage and land application of digester effluent greatly reduces odor nuisance compared to raw manure. Uses for digested solids Manure solids are stabilized through anaerobic digestion. What was once reactive, partially digested material has been processed into stable microbial biomass and precipitated nutrients, although the majority of nutrients remain with the liquid. The potential to dry and transport digester solids is greatly improved over raw manure. The solids can be recycled and used for bedding or a soil amendment on the farm. The reduction in moisture content also increases the feasibility of selling the solids to farms that are greater distances away. In the right market conditions,

composting the digested solids can result in a value-added product that can be sold to homeowners, gardeners or the landscape industry. Plant nutrients Plant nutrients are conserved and transformed during anaerobic digestion. Ammonium is created from manure proteins. This can be a benefit or a nuisance. If injected immediately into the soil, ammonium-rich effluent is highly available for plant growth. On the other hand, if digester effluent is stored under anaerobic conditions, ammonium will convert to ammonia gas and escape to the atmosphere. Since digesters are also a reducing environment, the potential exists for capture of ammonium and soluble phosphorus through precipitation as struvite. Many metals are precipitated during anaerobic digestion. Sulfur is reduced to sulfide, which is generally a bad thing

since it can escape as hydrogen sulfide gas. However, the digester environment can be manipulated so that sulfides are precipitated along with potentially harmful metals such as Ni and Zn. Greenhouse gases Anaerobic digestion results in the reduced emission of greenhouse gases. This may seem ironic, since the methane contained in the resulting biogas is a powerful greenhouse gas. An anaerobic digester is a controlled environment that captures the methane. After capture, it is either flared or used to generate electricity and/or heat. When flared, the carbon dioxide formed in the combustion has less heat trapping potential than the original methane, and it is essentially recycled atmospheric carbon. What is released to the atmosphere through combustion of methane was

once plant material formed through photosynthesis from atmospheric carbon dioxide. When used for energy generation, the biogas replaces power that might have otherwise been created through conversion of fossil fuel. Regardless, if the biogas is flared or used for energy generation, the farmer may be eligible for carbon credit payments. Anaerobic digestion on farms With all of the potential benefits, one might wonder why relatively few farms utilize these systems. One major reason is that anaerobic digesters are expensive to install and operate. The economic benefits have, in the past, been limited to a reduction in electricity purchased by the farm, which is not enough to offset the costs of the system. As the interest in renewable energy sources increases, farms are increasingly able to apply

and receive carbon credits. Some farms also accept off-farm waste, collecting tipping fees, to co-digest with manure. In many states, more favorable net-metering laws have also made the economics more favorable. Power generated by the digester is valued at retail costs rather than wholesale costs. The decision to install a digester is often driven by additional considera-

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10 percent and 30 percent with air, there is an explosion hazard. In 2003, several explosions on Canadian swine farms were thought to have been caused by the methane in biogas exploding (Choinière, 2004). Hydrogen sulfide and ammonia are also potentially explosive. Because of the explosion hazards, no open flames should ever be used near a digester. Also, equipment such as large engines and electric generators must be suitable to the environment so a spark will not ignite the gas. Explosion-proof equipment and electrical service, as well as nonsparking tools, should be used around digesters and biogas. There must be no smoking near the digester or related biogas lines and equipment. Asphyxiation Asphyxiation from biogas is a concern in an enclosed space where manure is stored. Osbern and Crapo (1981) report one case of three people who died from asphyxi-


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ation created by swine manure gas in an enclosed space. Even open-topped manure pits can generate methane at a sufficient rate to push out the air above the manure and render the space oxygen-deficient. Never enter a facility where manure is stored or where there is a suspected biogas leak as natural ventilation cannot be trusted to dilute the explosion hazard sufficiently. Airing out a facility does not impart safety, as some of the gases produced are heavier than air. If a person is found unconscious in such a facility, do not enter the facility because you may be overcome as well. Contact emergency services so that firefighters wearing selfcontained breathing apparatus (SCBA) can safely retrieve the victim. Disease Animal manure contains bacteria, viruses and, possibly, parasites. Biogas is generated by the anaerobic digestion of manure, which occurs because of the bacteria present in animal wastes, some of which can produce infection. When handling waste material, exercise appropriate precautions by using personal protective equipment to avoid contact with manure. Washing after working around the digester is recommended. It is particularly recommended to wash hands before eating and drinking and before touching the eyes or other mucous membranes. Keeping the digester facility clean will reduce disease hazards as well as the spread of odors and fly populations in the digester facility. Precautions Manufacturer warnings Failure to heed manufacturer warnings may result in death or serious injury. Contact the manufacturer for maintenance and service requirements and availability of service.

Eastern New York State Wool Pool scheduled June 14-16 GREENWICH, NY — The second annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative wool pool will be held June 14-16 at the Washington County Fairgrounds on State Route 29 in Greenwich, NY. The pool hours will be noon-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 14; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. A large national wool buyer is offer-

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Safety from A17 Safety walk-throughs A safety walk-through can help you determine potential hazards and preventative measures. Cornell University developed a comprehensive self-assessment guideline for farmers. It is intended to be used by farm owners and managers or farm staff who are responsible for the operations and/or maintenance of anaerobic digesters and their related processes. It provides guidance for process and job evaluation with suggestions based on typical potential hazards for farm digester systems and their associated preventative measures. Gas sensors Explosion, suffocation, and poisonous gas hazards may be detected using gas sensors. These sensors include both disposable and electronic sensors. Electronic sensors need testing regularly, and these sensors may have a disposable component that needs periodic replacement. Only qualified people should use these sensors to determine if an area is safe. Personal protective equipment An area where manure is stored should never be entered without the appropriate personal protective equipment, which may include a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The use of protective equipment such as an SCBA is covered by OSHA regulations, and the operator must be certified in its use with equipmentfit testing and medical clearance. The information presented here is for reference purposes only. No liability is implied. Source:

ing sheep farmers from throughout New York State and neighboring Massachusetts and Vermont excellent prices for their fiber. Three classes of wool will be accepted: 1. Clean white wool at least 2-1/2 inches in length; 2. White offsorts including short and dirty fiber, and head and belly wool; and 3. Natural color wool. Farms with lots of 1,000 pounds or

more are encouraged to call ahead; and to deliver their fiber to the Fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon, June 14. The pool is only accepting fiber from 2010, 2011, and 2012 shearings. All sellers are asked to contribute some time to the pool when they are dropping off their fiber. Help needed includes unloading vehicles, taking

empty bags and scraps home, and filling the baler. The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District is lending the Coop its agricultural plastics recycling baler for use at the pool again this year. For more information, contact Coop President Mary Jeanne Packer on 518-692-2700 or e-mail

Nation’s largest 100 agriculture co-ops post near-record sales, margins The nation’s 100 largest agriculture cooperatives reported nearrecord revenue of $118 billion in 2010, USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager announced on May 1. This was an increase of 4 percent over 2009 figures. Net income for the 100 top agriculture co-ops was also up more than 10 percent in 2010, reaching $2.39 billion, up from $2.16 billion in 2009. “Farmer and rancherowned cooperatives are a mainstay in the American economy, not only helping members market and process their crops, milk and livestock and creating jobs, but also helping producers keep more of the earnings de-



rived from their products at home, in rural counties and communities,” Tonsager said. “The end result is a huge net benefit for producers, their communities and the overall rural economy. Farmer co-ops also account for significant numbers of jobs and economic activity in many cities.” CHS Inc., a farm supply, grain and foods cooperative based in Saint Paul, MN, topped the list with 2010 revenue of $25.3 billion. Land O’ Lakes, a dairy foods and farm supply co-op, also based in Saint Paul, ranked second, with revenue of $11.1 billion; Dairy Farmers of America, based in Kansas City, MO, was third with $9.8

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billion in 2010 revenue. USDA’s top 100 ag coop list shows that 23 coops had 2010 revenue of more than $1 billion. Another 47 co-ops had revenue between $506 million and $1 billion. The 100th ranked co-op had sales of $276 million. Leading the revenue increase from 2009 to 2010 were dairy cooperatives, which saw 2010 revenue climb more than 14.5 percent from the previous year, to $29.5 billion. Dairy cooperatives accounted for more than half of the revenue increase recorded by the top 100 ag co-ops in 2010. Gross margins, as a percent of total sales, were up slightly, from 9 percent to 9.2 percent. The increase in gross margins partially covered higher expenses. Gross margins plus service revenue climbed to $684 million. Total expenses for the top 100 ag co-ops were up $575 million in 2010. The largest cost increase was for labor, where expenses climbed by 7 percent, to $4.6 billion. On the other hand, lower interest rates and less debt caused interest expense to drop 11 percent. “While it is encouraging to see the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives reporting strong revenue and income, it is also noteworthy that the nation is seeing a surge in the formation of small-farmer cooperatives and quasicooperatives that have been created to meet the growing demand for locally produced foods,” Tonsager said. The asset base for the top 100 ag co-ops grew by $2.3 billion between 2009 and 2010. Current assets accounted for nearly two-thirds of that increase. Fixed assets also showed an increase of $600 million. For a complete list of the top 100 cooperatives, go to www.rurdev For a more detailed look at the top 100 Ag Co-ops, see page 16 of the March-April issue of USDA’s “Rural Cooperatives” magazine: s/pub/openmag.htm.

Double-Crop Soybean Management for New York and New England For New York and New England, the viability of double-crop soybeans is largely dependent on favorable conditions during wheat harvest. Wheat harvest after July 12, is not conducive to double crop soybeans. Tips for managing wheat before planting double-crop soybeans: • Consider harvesting wheat at 20 percent grain moisture. Air drying wheat in storage will result in higher test weight and quality. This practice allows for a 3 to 5 day earlier planting window for soybeans. • Leaving 8 to 12 inches of wheat stubble in the field will help maintain soil moisture. Utilize no-till whenever possible. • Wheat straw should be baled or spread uniformly with the combine. Leaving heavy amounts of residue on the ground may result in poor seed/soil contact during soybean planting. • Some fungicides and excessive

nitrogen rates can delay wheat maturity, which in turn can further delay soybean planting. Tips for managing double-crop soybeans: • Soil moisture must be charged in June as the later summer months typically do not provide enough moisture to produce a good soybean crop. • Plant as soon as possible after small grain harvest. Soybean yield could decline by as much as one bushel per acre for each day planting is delayed. It is generally not recommended to plant soybeans after July 12 in New York/New England. • Plant double-crop soybeans deeper into moist soil, especially if the soil surface is dry. 1” to 1.5” planting depth is acceptable for most soil types. • Increasing seeding rates and narrow row widths have been shown to potentially increase yields in double-cropping systems.

Varieties for New York/New England double-crop soybeans When selecting soybeans in New York/New England, consider your current planting maturities. Key points for soybean yield in a double crop situation are: • Height • Herbicide resistance for easier weed control of volunteer wheat Considerations: • Yield potential of double-crop soybeans in New York/New England averages 25-30 bushels per acre. • Advantages of above average

bean prices may accommodate lower yield potentials. • Additional nitrogen credit of beans may help with corn rotation costs. • Double-crop soybeans can be injured by early frost, expect some green beans in the bin at harvest. • Weed control, including control of volunteer wheat, is important to avoid competition for moisture in the soybean crop. Source: Jeff Miller of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oneida County, New York from Dan Mongeau of Pioneer.



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Krone EC4013 disc mower, field ready . . . . . .$13,000

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

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Farm Equipment


JD 4050 MFD PS . . . . . . . . .$25,500 CIH 9170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,500 CIH 7120 MFD . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,500 CIH 5140 MFD NICE . . . . . . .$24,500 CIH 4366 NICE . . . . . . . . . . .$10,500 IH 3588 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,250 IH 1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,250 IH 1066 CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,750 IH 1066 MFD . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 1066 W/LDR . . . . . . . . . . .$10,500 IH 1066 FENDER & NEW TA .$10,900 IH 966 FENDER . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 856 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,900 IH 656 WEAK HYDRO . . . . . .$3,500 IH 424 W/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 FD 4100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 BOBCAT CT225 W/LDR NEW $14,900 JD 9510 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . .$69,900

JD 9510 2WD . . . . . . . . . . . .$53,000 JD FLEX HEADS . . . . . . . . . . .CALL JD CORN HEADS . . . . . . . . . .CALL DEMCO 1000 GAL SPRAYER .$3,000 KILLBROS 350 GRAVITY BOX NICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,750 CORN PLANTERS . . . . . . . . . .CALL ELWOOD 4WD UNIT . . . . . . . .$5,500 IH & WHITE PLOWS 4X-10X . .CALL FRONT END LOADERS NEW & USED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL CASE 8430 ROUND BALER . .$5,000 1ST CHOICE GS520-4 TEDDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,250 ROCK PICKER . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL CHISEL PLOWS 9-17 SHANK .CALL 33FT AL DUMP TRAILER . . . .CALL LOTS OF DUALS . . . . . . . . . . .CALL IH, JD, FD TRACTOR WEIGHTS .CALL

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WANTED: Dairy Herds/bred & open heifers & AI calves. Xenodocha Stock Farm. 607745-7007

Dairy Equipment

Dairy Equipment/Farm & Refrigeration Services



Dairy Cattle

REG. AYRSHIRE HEIFERS, due soon, 4-H projects, $1,500 each or $2,800 for both. Including delivery within 50 miles of Central Square, NY. Extra beyond. 315-5699200 or 315-676-2237

Dairy Equipment

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1-800-836-2888 Farm Machinery For Sale ’09 FARMALL 70, 2WD, ROPS, front weights, 2 remotes, 1,000 hrs, $18,500; 499 White, 718 trailer plow w/buster bar, no welds, painted Ford Blue, $4,500; 585526-7133

Farm Machinery For Sale 1976 JD 8630, good condition, 7700hrs., duals, quick hitch, tires 80%, $17,500 firm. 585-526-6755

16’ INTERNATIONAL drag, 12’ International drag, good condition. 716-542-9139 1948 FARMALL H Tractor, serial #269311, good paint, good tires, good tin, wide front, 12 volt, $2,600 OBO. 585-243-2769, 585-704-4764

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

Farm Machinery For Sale

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BUY ~ SELL ~ TRADE PH:570-869-1551 570-833-5214 Cell:607-759-4646 4698 ST. RT. 3004


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 6 Bean Cups for JD 7000 Planter . . . .$50.00 ea.

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Penn Yan, NY


2011 JD 6430 P. C/A MFD, IVT Trans., 4 remotes, fenders, rear wts, all this with 563 SL Loader, Bale Spear, Only 109 hrs, Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $94,500 2010 JD 7530 P., C/A MFD, IVT Trans, fenders, 4 remotes, rear wts, 42” duals, all this with 741 SL loader, 180 engine, 152 drawbar hp extended warranty, 8/24/15, Only 689 hrs, duals have never been on the tractor! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $137,500 JD 7930 C/A MFD IVT Trans, 46” duals, 4 remotes, only 336 hours! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $159,500 JD 313 Skid Steer aux hyds, bucket, only 155 hrs . . $15,900 Firm! JD 2550 2 wheel drive, nice little Tr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,750 Case IH 245 Magnum C/A MFD, 46” duals, wts, 4 remotes, only 1050 hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $129,500 Case IH 245 Magnum C/A, MFD, 46” duals, wts, 4 remotes, 3100 hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109,500 Case IH MX 120 C/A 4x4 w/Loader, LH Rev, 3168 hrs, Nice Outfit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,500 NH BR740 Rd baler, Silage Special, net wrap, wide pickup ONLY 2500 bales, Looks New! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call! NH BB940 Big Sq. Baler auto preserve, last bale eject, processor, tandem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call! NH 570 Sq Baler, no thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500 “New” McHale Rd Bale Wrapper, Model 991 BC self load, bale tip, monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 New HD Kicker Wagons 9x20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,800 IH 5100 Grain Drill w/grass & press. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call! JD 1590 “No Till Drill”, dolly, markers, no grass seed . . . . $29,900 JD Model 340 12 ft. off set disk, dual wheels, good blades $4,200 White 14 shank disk chisel, good one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,900 Wilbeck 11 shank disk chisel, poor paint, very good cond . $4,900 DMI 5 shank ripper with parabolic tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500

Financing, Warranty, Trucking Available

See us at

ANDREWS FARM EQ. INC. Conneautville, PA 814-587-2450

Farm Machinery For Sale

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Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

1987 NEW HOLLAND 1900SP forage harvester, 4WD, 2400 cutter head hours, 340W pickup head, 4 row corn head, auto sharpener, 3306 Cat, many new spare parts, machine works excellent! $32,500 OBO. 207-717-7000

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. Vicon 20’ 3pt. hyd. fold, field cultivator w/rolling basket $2,500. Mike Franklin 607749-3424

JD 2600 PLOW 18”, good condition, $1,000 OBO. 585535-7971

JOHN DEERE 4890 self propelled windrower, one owner, excellent condition, 2300 hours; 910 Pequea tedder, new condition. 518-843-0999

(2) JD 9510 sidehill, one with 4x4, both resent purchases. One exceptional! 3.7% fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 2003 HESSTON 1345 Discbine, w/hydro swing 12’ cut w/steel on steel conditioners, hyd. tilt w/2pt. swivel hitch, field ready, $15,000 OBO. 585-303-4241 2005 JOHN DEERE HX14 rotary cutter, excellent condition. Ithaca, NY 607-273-8070 2009 CASE SBX540 Baler, 14x18 bales, like new, $11,000. 315-256-6253 3100 REESE MOWER, 10’3” cut, for sale. Call 315-5952537 4) JD 750 no till drills in stock. 3.7% fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322 5 Ton Fertilizer spreader, $2,500; JD axle mount duals plus hubs, 20.8x38, $1,250. 607-279-6232 days, 607-5334850 nights. AG BAGGER 9’ bags, up to 200’ long, good working condition. Please call Eric at 607745-7568 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.

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

585-356-2634 CASE IH round bale grinder, model 8610, $3,500; New Idea discbine, model 5209, $5,900; New Holland hay head, model 890A, $1,250. All very good condition. 716-9374708 CAT CHALLENGER PTD12 discbine, 12’ hydroswing, roller conditioner, 1000 rpm, new condition, same as Massey Ferguson 1372 & Hesston. 585-392-7692, 585424-0795 FERGUSON 3pt. hitch rake, post hole digger under the axle mount, pull behind, ground driven cockshut rake. 716-353-4629 H&S 1000 GAL. Pull-type sprayer, 80’ boom, hyd. fold, foam markers, Raven 450 controller, new hypro pump, $10,000 OBO. 585-734-8457 IH 1 ROW corn picker. 716785-1773 or 716-679-4666 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


IH 1466 fender tractor, 6100 original hours, must see, call for details; Gehl 970 on tandem axle Gehl running gear, $4,700; front axle for 3588 2+2, $1,000, more parts available. 716-771-9199.

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

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

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

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

US or Canada American made quality parts at big savings

JD 4755 MFWD, duals, PS, $55,000; JD 4850, 2WD, $29,500; JD 4650, JD 7810, MFWD, and more. 4 months motor warranty. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 JD 4755, MFWD, duals, power shift, very sharp tractor. 3.7% fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322

JOHN DEERE 7200 6 row conservation planter. Vacuum for corn/soybeans new cross auger for dry fertilizer. $6,500 315-730-3571 JOHN DEERE 7200 6 row Maxemerge 2 dry fertilizer finger pickup tested and ready to go $7,500. 315-256-4343

JD 8420, 7920, 7700, 7405, 7210, 6615, 4650, 4055, 2555. Brillion 20’ fold-up drag. 585-732-1953 JD BALERS with Ejectors: 347, $5,800; 338, $7,900; 338, $9250; 348, $14,900; 40’ bale elevator, $3,400; 9x24 wagon, tandem gear, $3,800; Hesston 10 wheel rake, $3,150; JD 1219 haybine, $2,400. New Tedders, Wrappers, Crimpers. JD Canopy’s. JD Baler Parts. 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

Farm Machinery For Sale

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

Leray Sealed Storage

315-783-1856 Farm Machinery For Sale

Agway Breeding Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200 CIH 8520 Inline Baler w/Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 Oliver 546 16” On-land Plow w/Busterbars . . . . . . . .$1,850 NI Apron Spreaders, Tandem & Single Axle .$1,400-$2,200 JD 9 Shank Disk Chisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,850 3PH Bale Wrapper, Excellent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,800 6 Row S-Tine Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$900 CIH Magnum Weights & Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$95 ea. 8x22 Digital Platform Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,800 Mueller Accutherm 61 Plate Heat Exchanger . . . . .$1,700

WANTED: JD 6400-6410 2 WD P. Quad, Cab, Excellent Inline Bale Wrapper Free Trucking to Penn Yan


Closed Sundays 518-529-7470

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


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1-800-836-2888 Farm Machinery For Sale Kennedy Tractor Williamstown, NY

(315) 964-1161 “We Deliver”

10’ Brillion Seeder $Call; NH 258 Dolly Rake $1,500; Steel Rack Kicker Wagon 18’ on good gear $2,500; JD 335 Round Baler nice $5,950; 3Pt NH 451 SB mower 7’ $1,875; 4x4 Landini Globus 80HP, glass cab w/heat & AC, dual outlets, clean $15,900; ‘04 JD 5520 2x4 Deluxe Cab w/Heat/AC/Stereo & JD Ldr 75-80HP Dsl, dual outlets, 2500 hrs, 12 spd, power reverser, super clean inside/out $24,900; 4x4 Kubota M8950 Cab/Heat/AC 85-90HP Dsl, dual outlets $12,500; (1) (2) & (3) Btm plows; Ford 2000 w/Ldr Just In; PTO Generators; 4x4 Kubota 30-35HP Dsl, hard heated cab, “ag” rubber, hydro $7,500; Tow Type 7’ Bush Hog Brand (very good) $1,875; Demo Land Pride 10’ Semi Mt Rotary Mowers 540 PTO, (3) gearboxes, just like new $5,650; Lots More Tractors & Equipment In Stock

KICKER BALE WAGONS $2,350; 8 & 10 Ton Running Gears, $1,325-$1,500; 20’ Bale Carriers, $2,750. Horst’s Welding, 585-526-5954 KINZE 2300 twin line, 12 row planter, liquid, precision fingers meters, keetons, $12,000. 518-791-2875 KNIGHT 3700 mixer wagon, $3,500; Martin Conveyors, 80’, 3 drive units, $750. Call 585-526-7133

Maine To North Carolina

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

NEW HOLLAND P240 Chopper, hay head and 3 row corn head, works good. In good condition. Asking $32,000. Call 607-336-5151

Smiley’s Equipment


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 NH 1411 discbine 540 RPM, very good condition $9,000. 16 Bale grabber with extra hooks, like new $3,200. JD 346W baler $2,400. DMI 2500 6-shank MRD with coulters cover disc, like new $8,500. 6 row Brillion HD cultivator $1,000. Caterpillar D6/9U Dozer very good tracks, works good $6,000. 315-521-3824 NH 316 Baler, w/pan thrower, $2,500; JD 224 wire baler, $1,200; NH 56 rake, $950; Kuhn 4-Star Tedder, $1,450. 607-279-6232 days, 607-5334850 nights. NH 8560, Case IH MX135, MX120, JX95, C80, Int. 6 row 900 plate planter, dry. 585732-1953 NH hay rake, 258 rollerbar, field ready, $2,050; JD Gater, diesel, 4x6 w/canopy, good shape, $3,200. 315-374-2788

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 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 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.

22 Acres of Equipment Buying Equipment Dead or Alive

518-634-2310 SPRAYER TRUCK: Ford, 60’ booms, Raven 440 controls, foam markers, very good condition, $7,500. Will separate. 585-943-0278

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


Massey Ferguson

165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition

814-793-4293 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.

PEOPLE WILL PAY TO HUNT on your land. Earn top $$$ for hunting rights. Call for a FREE quote and info packet toll free 1-866-309-1507 or request at

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

Farm Machinery Wanted

Farm Machinery Wanted

(315) 549-7081 WANT TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD? CALL: 1-800836-2888

Green Haven Open Pollinated Corn Seed. ***Silage, Grain, Wild life plots ***Available Certified Organic ***Early Varieties ***Free Catalog ***Green Haven Open Pollinated Seed Group 607-566-9253

THE LARGEST SELECTION of quality later model combines on East Coast. All with 1 year motor & trans warranty. 3.5% financing. 800-919-3322 NH MODEL 27 forage blower, $550.00; pair 20.8x34 clampon duals, $375.00. 585-8805393

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


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

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

WANTED: Grain drill planter w/grass seeder in good working condition. Steve 315-5318133 or 315-651-0248

(315)) 549-82266

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Romulus, NY 14541

WANTED! Fox Forage Harvester Models 6660 or 6860 Do you know where one of these models, heads for these models, kernel breaker/processor or any parts are in any condition?

Please call 715-250-2112

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

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

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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

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; finishing 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.

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

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Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers MAYRATH 8x62 grain auger, nice, $4,000. 570-966-9893

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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

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The Best Method For Covering Hay Stacks • High Tensile • Split Rail • Misc. Types of Fence • Energizers • Fencing Supplies 4097 Rt. 34B, Union Springs, NY 13160 RUSTIN WILSON (315) 364-5240

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Custom Fence Building for: Horses, Cows, Goat, Sheep and Deer We Build: Hi-tensile, woven wire, hot coat, split rail and board fences Also, we sell pressure treated or cedar post, fencing supplies and gates

ROCKY MEADOW FARM 810 South 14th Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

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Free Estimates Anthony Burkholder 607-869-5780 Closed Sundays

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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.

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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.

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SEED COMPANY DEALERSHIPS DOEBLER’S is searching for professional seed sales men and women in all of its Eastern regions from New York State into Ohio and as far south as North Carolina. Ideal candidates must demonstrate an ability to quickly learn new seed product information, a desire to not only grow Doebler’s business but also the businesses of his or her customers, and a thorough understanding of and ability to communicate Doebler’s reputation in agribusiness as “Your Regional Advantage”. If you would like to be considered for a dealership position with a company nearly eight decades in the industry, please call 1-800-853-2676. Thank you.

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Articles could include educational topics as well as feature articles. Please send resume to Joan Kark-Wren or call 518-673-0141

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

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2326 6 - Madison n Countyy Land - 180 acres 60 acres tillable, excellent soils, grows tremendous corn & alfalfa. Balance woods. Awesome hunting. Nice location. Close to schools, shopping, and hospitals. Nice place to build or have for recreation. Multiple farmers to rent land, helps pay the taxes. Askingg $180,000, make an offer, property will be sold. See it soon! 2223 3 - Madison n Countyy Freee Stalll Operation- 500 acres, 330 tillable well drained high lime very productive soils w/additional 200 acres rented with more land available. 2 Modern Barns w/305 free stalls 2 other barns for 100 head of young stock or dry cows. 36x80 machinery building with heated shop. Large pad for corn silage and haylage. Separate heifer facility for 200 head of heifers available for rent close by. Good remodeled 2 story 3 bdrm home. This is a great area of Central NY to farm in. Everything is close by. 5 million Long growing season, good milk markets Askingg $1.35 2297 7 - Western,, NY Y Gentleman'ss Farm near the beautiful Town of Fredonia mins from Beautiful Lake Erie. Quiet road, nice setting, exceptional buildings. 90 m/l beautiful acres of land. 30 acres in fields and pasture, balance woods. Some timber, lots of firewood. Excellent deer hunting. Very nice 2 story remodeled 3 bedroom home with new roof, windows, and septic system. 2 story 36x70

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barn used for raising heifers and hay storage and also a 40x80 machinery building with 2 big box stalls for horses. Year round pond. Owner is currently raising beef and has raised veal and dairy replacements in the past. This would make a nice farm for beef, horses or other livestock. 15 mins to town, Rt 90, and Lake Erie. Unbelievable world renowned fishing and boating. 45 mins to International Airport and Buffalo . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $300,000 2324 4 - Lewiss Countyy Dairyy Farm 150 acres mostly tillable. High Lime well drained soils. Grows excellent alfalfa and corn. Modern 150 stall 3 row free stall barn w/drive thru feed. 30x50 heifer barn for 30 head of large heifers plus some machinery storage. Good 2 story 60 stall barn with dbl 6 flat barn parlor with large holding area. Calf pens, side addition for 36 head of young stock. 30x100 bunker silo. Very nice remodeled 2 story 6 bdrm home. Farm is turn key. Good dairy area. Machinery and feed dealers close by. Great milk market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $450,000 2280 0 - Otsego o Countyy Dairyy Farm. 25 acres total, 10 tillable, balance pasture. Plenty of additional land close by to rent or purchase feed dealers in the area. Single story conventional barn with 55 ties set up to milk. 20x80 young stock barn. 2 upright silos 20x60 & 18x60. Older 2 story 4 bdrm 2 bath home in good condition. New windows, new septic. All located on a quiet road, mins to Cooperstown. Buy for Dairy or would make a nice farm for horses or beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $175,000 2317 7 - Nearr Cortland. Intensive grazing dairy operation on 62 acres all in high tensile fencing with 30 additional acres rented. Good 2 story dairy barn with 65 ties, ready to milk. Good 40x60 Morton Machinery building for young stock and machinery. 2 story 4 bdrm farm house with new furnace and septic. Buildings and land all on the same side of the road. Owners are currently milking 50 cows. Farm makes a good dairy farm but will also be suitable for beef horses and making hay. Great location close to I81 and Cortland. Machinery and AG dealers all close by. Just 20 mins north of Binghamton. Beautiful setting overlooking the Cortland Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Askingg $259,900

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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), 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 607-687-

4020 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. 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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donation of $10. Contact Karel Titus, 607-582-6203 or Bobbie Harrison 315-539-9251. Volunteer to Monitor Local Stream Quality Schuyler County Human Services Complex, Room 120, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls, NY. 6 pm. 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. If you would like to get involved but cannot come to the Information Session, please e-mail Becky Bowen at becky@community or call 607-2576606. MAY 9 Master Gardener Program Seeking Fourth Class of Participants Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown, NY. 6:30-8 pm. Registration requested by May 1. Space is limited. Contact Betsy Burgeson, 716664-9502 ext. 204 or e-mail


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

MAY 10 Dairy Skills Training: Quality Milk Production CCE-Ontario & CCEWyoming Co. 6:30-9 pm. Cost is $50/person. Contact Amy Berry, 585-786-2251 ext. 132 or e-mail MAY 10-11 New York State Spring Wool Pool Empire Farm Days site, Route 414, south of Seneca Falls, NY. Wool receiving will be Thurs., May 10 & Fri., May 11, from 8:30 am - 4 pm and Sat., May 12, from 8:30 am - 3 pm. This is the only spring pool in New York State. Those bringing over 1,000 pounds of wool must contact Gary Fisher at 607387-5804 for scheduling. Contact Mark Harth, 607-546-2341. MAY 11 Western New York Land Conservancy 21st Annual Meeting McCollum Orchards & Home, Lockport, NY. 6-8:30 pm. Members $25, nonmembers $30. Contact Land Conservancy, 716-687-1225 or e-mail MAY 12 Dairy Skills Training: Quality Milk Production On farm location (TBA). 9 am - 2 pm. Contact Amy Berry, 585-786-2251 ext. 132 or e-mail Ontario County Master Gardener Plant Sale CCE of Ontario County, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY. 9-11:30 am. There will be no early inspection. Bring boxes to carry home purchases. If you have plants you would like to donate, please call 585-3943977 ext. 436 or 427.Call 585-394-3977 ext. 427 or e-mail MAY 15 Raising Pastured Beef 304 Lainhart Road, just off Gaskill Road, Owego, NY. 5:30-7:30 pm. Whether you want to raise beef for your own family or to sell pasture raised meat to customers, this CCE farm tour will help you learn the skills you’ll need. Come dressed for the weather and the barnyard. Cost per class is $10/farm. Call 607-687-4020, or e-mail MAY 18 & 19 Food Workshops • May 18 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Proudfit Hall, Route 22, Salem, Washington County, NY • May 19 - 8:30 am - 4 pm Battenkill Kitchen, Inc., 58 East Broadway, Salem, Washington County, NY

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Calendar of Events Registration for each class is $50 and includes materials. Participants should bring their own lunch. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Workshops are limited in size and the deadline to register is May 11. Contact Trish Kozal at 518-854-3032 or Steve Hadcock at 518-380-1497. On Internet at MAY 19 Plant Exchange Nannen Arboretum, CCE, 28 Parkside Dr., Ellicottville, NY. 9 am. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Cornell University Cooperative Extension Cattaraugus/Allegany Counties. Bring your plants at 9 am, the swap begins at 9:30 am. Take home a plant for each one that you bring. Call 716699-2377. MAY 21 Agriculture & Farmland Protection Board Meeting Human Services Complex, Montour Falls, NY. 7 pm. Contact Rocky Kambo, 607535-7161 or e-mail

MAY 22 Kidding & Lambing Management Field Day Highwood Farm, 87 West Hill Rd., Spencer, NY. 6-8:30 pm. This Field Day is being hosted by Mark Baustian & Luce Guanzini of Highwood Farm. Dress warmly as we will be in barns and pastures much of the time. Be prepared to wear booties (provided on site) or to walk through a foot bath. Thank you for leaving your dogs at home. Contact Molly Shaw, 607-687-4020 or JUN 2 Got Woods - Keep Woods CCE of Wayne County, 1581 Route 88 North, Newark, NY. 9:30 am - 1 pm. Registration is $10. Limit of 25 participants. Contact Laurie VanNostrand, 315-331-8415. 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 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

JUN 9 Dryden Dairy Day Montgomery Park, Dryden, NY. The “mooing” contest will be held during Dryden Dairy Day. Sign ups will take place at the Gazebo, starting at 10 am. If you would like to get involved in Dairy Day with a sales or information booth, would like to share your talent at the Gazebo, prepare an entry for the parade, or decorate a cow for Time Square, please contact Brenda Carpenter, 607-8448049, or visit our newly revised website, JUN 14-16 Eastern New York State Wool Pool Washington County Fairgrounds, State Route 29, Greenwich, NY. The pool hours will be noon-4 pm on Thursday, June 14 and 9 am - 4 pm on Friday & Saturday, June 15-16. Contact Mary Jeanne Packer, 518692-2700 or e-mail SEP 15-20 The 49th All American Dairy Show Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Harrisburg, PA. Featuring 23 shows in six days, including four full days dedicated to youth shows and more than 2,400 animals shown by nearly 1,000 exhibitors from across the nation. Call 717787-2905. On Internet at

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1 Week $12.25 per zone / 2+ Weeks $11.25 per zone per week





1 Week $12.55 per zone / 2+ Weeks $11.55 per zone per week

1 Week $12.85 per zone / 2+ Weeks $11.85 per zone per week

1 Week $13.15 per zone / 2+ Weeks $12.15 per zone per week

1 Week $13.45 per zone / 2+ Weeks $12.45 per zone per week

Study suggests shale-gas development causing rapid landscape change As the Marcellus natural-gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to Penn State researchers. First, most of the development is occurring on private land, and the greatest amount of development falls within the Susquehanna River basin. Second, a regional approach to siting drilling infrastructure is needed to help minimize development in core forest and productive agricultural lands and to decrease the potential risk to waterways. Patrick Drohan, assistant professor of pedology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was lead investigator on a study that examined the early effects of Marcellus gas development on

landcover change and forest fragmentation in the Keystone State. Drohan estimates that slightly more than half of the well pads in Pennsylvania occur on agricultural land; most of the rest are on forestland, but many of those are on core forest that is privately owned. The loss of agricultural land to shale-gas development presents some concern because, in some areas, drilling is now competing with food production for space on the landscape, the study states. “Our results suggest,” said Drohan, “that shale-gas development could substantially alter Pennsylvania’s landscape. The development of

new roads to support drilling could affect forest ecosystem integrity via increased fragmentation.” The fragmentation of forestland, especially northern core forest, places headwater streams and larger downstream waterways at risk of pollution, the study suggests. Based on the intensity of development in the Susquehanna River basin, future expansion of shale-gas production in this basin could become a significant landand water-management challenge for Chesapeake Bay water quality and ecosystem services. The concentration of existing core forest in the northern part of the state — and the focus of drilling in this area, largely on private land — led the researchers to conclude that remaining areas of public land are key refuges for the protection of wildlife, ecosystems and associated ecosystem services. “These areas should receive further protection,” Drohan said. “An organized effort across government and private entities may be a way to manage development.” Coauthors of the study, which was published in the March 25 issue of the journal Environmental Management, were Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources; Joseph Bishop, research associate in geography; and Kevin Yoder, former field assistant in the School of Forest Resources. The research was sponsored by the Heinz Endowments, Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and the USDA-NRCS Soil Survey program.

Biodiesel industry urges Congress to reinstate tax incentive Continued Industry Growth at Risk

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has called on Congress to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive to avoid further disruption to an emerging American industry that is creating jobs across the country while diversifying U.S. energy supplies. In written testimony submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures for a hearing on expiring tax provisions, NBB Vice President Anne Steckel emphasized that the biodiesel industry achieved record production of nearly 1.1 billion gallons last year before the $1-per-gallon tax incentive expired on Dec. 31. She urged lawmakers to pass an extension as quickly as possible to prevent a drop in production and potential layoffs. “This is a bipartisan tax provision that is a proven job-creator and has strong support in Congress,” Steckel said. “With petroleum prices where they are now, we shouldn’t need any reminders about how important it is to continue developing new American energy sources.” “We hear a lot in Washington about all-of-theabove energy policies, but the reality is that new energy industries need support in the early stages,” Steckel added. “Every energy sector up to now has had that support and we have to continue those investments if we want to diversify our energy supplies and gain all of the resulting benefits in terms of jobs, energy security and the environment.”

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Country y Folks

Section B



At Visscher Farm 1400 S. Main St. (Rte. 282) - 1 1/2 mile south of the Village of Nichols, Tioga County, NY - use Exit 62 off Southern Tier Expressway (Rte. 17/future I-86) or 20 miles north of Towanda/Wysox via PA Rte. 187

WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FARM LINE WE CAN FEATURE FOR THIS AUCTION If you're thinking of selling give Howard or Bill a call. Also taking individual consignments of Farm Machinery - Construction - plus equipment and the like items. Already consigned a good selection of balers, discbines, mower conditioners, rakes, tillage, tractors, dozers, watch future papers for more details



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.


TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 AT 5:00 PM

Wooden Toys; Crafts from Elias Kiem; Groffdale will send an assortment of scooters; Rolling Delight will send misc. express wagons

8040 Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport, NY 14094

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.

Auction located 1 mile north east of Rapids Road, 3 miles south west of Route 93, 8.5 mile north west of Akron, and 10 miles south west of Lockport.

Looking for consignments of Hickory Furniture; Lawn Furniture; Sheds; Swings; Lots of homemade food - all day proceeds will go for charitable cause


For Vendor Space contact Benuel Fisher at 568-2257

Auctioneers: Benuel Fisher Auctions & Associates Terms and Conditions by MVPA 518-568-3579 All Announcements Day of Sale Precedence Over Advertising

SELLING: John Deere 2755 tractor; Hesston 100-90 tractor, MFWD, cab; Ford 4000 tractor, diesel, one owner; Mustang 920 skid steer, 4,400 hours; 2003 14' Corn Pro bumper hitch trailer; New Holland 488 haybine; New Holland 1033 stackliner; New Holland 570 baler; John Deere 327 baler; New Holland 162 tedder; New Holland 256 rake; double rake hitch; Wheel rake; John Deere 65 blower; New Idea 323 picker; John Deere 444 4 row head; John Deere 213 grain head; 28' hay & grain elevator; 24' hay & grain elevator; flat wagon w/ new deck; flat wagon; 16' McConnell fold up drag; Ford 3 btm 3pt plow; 3pt 2 row cultivator; cement mixer; 3 pt Meyer hydraulic ditcher; 3pt back blade; platform scale; electric fanning mill & screens; 500 gallon & 250 gallon fuel tanks; quantity of rough cut 2"x4"; planks; pig feeder; grass seeder for 4 wheeler; cylinders; and more; TERMS: Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa. 13% buyer's premium, 3% discount for cash or check. Nothing to be removed until settled for. All items sold "AS IS"!

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Nursery Stock: Trees; Shrubs; and Flowers All Day. Expecting a large truckload from Sanders Nursery.

E15 clears final EPA hurdle The American ethanol industry stands on the brink of bridging the final federal hurdle to E15 availability after three years of concerted efforts. So far, 99 ethanol producers have joined together to fund a nationwide fuel survey which will satisfy the final requirement of the partial E15 waiver granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “The National Corn Growers Association applauds the ethanol industry for this momentous accomplishment,” said NCGA President

Garry Niemeyer. “We have long understood the economic, environmental and national security benefits of this renewable, domestic fuel. Finally, the hard work invested in pushing to increase these benefits through increased ethanol usage can come to fruition.” Ethanol producers stepped up to provide the vast majority of the funding for this survey despite owning only a handful of the 160,000 gas stations that participate in the survey. “Ethanol producers have taken on a proac-

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tive role in this process and American consumers will benefit,” said Niemeyer. “Ethanol has the capacity to lower staggering prices at the pump while also reducing pollution. With the survey in place, E15 is set for commercial sale as laid out by the EPA.” Now, efforts to promote E15 adoption will shift to focus on specific states with regulatory issues that act as an impediment. Notably some states, including Iowa, Illinois and Kansas, are prepared for commencement of E15 sales immediately upon registration

of all parties with EPA and implementation of the Misfueling Mitigation Plan. “We understand that some challenges may still arise, but this step forward renews our optimism that E15 will become a reality for American drivers,” said Niemeyer. “Now, we must overcome pending litigation and anti-ethanol rhetoric by some in Congress in order to reap the benefits of this transition.” Groups representing the ethanol industry, including the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol also spoke out



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in defense of E15 and to applaud progress. “America’s ethanol industry is committed to giving consumers greater choice at the pump by making E15 a commercial reality,” said RFA, Growth Energy, and ACE. “We will work diligently with the petroleum industry, gas retailers, automakers, and consumers to ensure E15 is used properly. But we will not stand idly by and allow some of these interests to make wild and unsubstantiat-

ed claims about ethanol and E15 in order to malign ethanol and scare consumers. The fact remains that E15 is the most tested fuel ever approved by EPA and is perfectly safe and effective for those engines approved in the waiver.” The survey, which is required annually, will collect more than 7,500 samples of all gasoline types available nationwide. Source: NCGA News of the Day, Tuesday, April 24

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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, May 7 • Town of Owasco. Online Auction closing at 8:05 pm. 8 lots available including 95 Case 621 bxt .Loader. Auction’s International, 800536-1401 ext. 115 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 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 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 12:30 PM: 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. 55:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 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 8 • Madison County. Vehicles & Equipment. Online Auction closing at 6 pm. 62 lots available. Auction’s International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115 • Town of Lewisboro. Vehicles & Equipment. Online Auction closing at 7 pm. 10 lots available. Auction’s International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115 • Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Wholesale Flower Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518568-2257 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Consigned from Washing Co. Farmer. Overstocked sends 10 fresh hfrs., Hols. X. All have had 9 way & have been wormed. Real nice group of hfrs. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-321-3211. • 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-

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


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

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, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 • Town of Amherst. Compost Facility. Online Auction closing at 7:45 pm. 7 lots available including 06 Volvo L110e loader. Auction’s International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115 • City of Stamford CT. Vehicles & Equipment. Online Auction closing at 6:15 pm. 46 lots available. Auction’s International, 800-5361401 ext. 115 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 • 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, 315-829-3105 • 1:30 PM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup



Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-450-0558 • 5:15 PM: Prattsburgh, NY (Steuben Co.) Peter Connors Estate Auction. Pickup, Kubota, boat, Jeep, guns, tools. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 Thursday, May 10 • Town of Wheatfield. Vehicles & Assets. Online Auction closing at 6:10 pm. 14 lots available. Auction’s International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115 • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop off only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 12:30 PM: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-584-3033, Sue Rudgers, Manager, 518-584-3033 • 1:15 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Our usual run of dairy cows, heifers & service bulls. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-868-2006, 800-3213211. Friday, May 11 • Arcade, NY. Co-Vista 20th Anniversary Sale. Hosted by Co-Vista Holsteins, the George


D.R. CHAMBERS & SONS 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY 13849 607-369-8231 • Fax 607-369-2190 EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKETING LLC 5001 Brittonfield Parkway P.O. Box 4844, East Syracuse, NY 315-433-9129 • 800-462-8802 Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-776-2000 Burton Livestock . . . . . . . . . . .315-829-3105 Central Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-868-2006 Chatham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-392-3321 Cherry Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . .716-296-5041 Dryden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-844-9104 Farm Sale Division . . . . . . . . . .315-436-2215 Gouverneur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-287-0220 Half Acre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-258-9752 Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585-584-3033 FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK 3 miles east of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Livestock Sale every Wednesday at 1 PM Feeder Cattle Sales monthly Horse Sales as scheduled 585-394-1515 • Fax 585-394-9151 FRANKLIN USED EQUIPMENT SALES, INC. AUCTION SERVICE Franklin, NY 607-829-5172 Over 30 Years Experience in Farm

Equipment Auctions Frank Walker, Auctioneer P.O. Box 25, Franklin, NY 13775 FRALEY AUCTION CO. Auctioneers & Sales Managers, Licensed & Bonded 1515 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, PA 570-546-6907 Fax 570-546-9344 GENE WOODS AUCTION SERVICE 5608 Short St., Cincinnatus, NY 13040 607-863-3821 GOODRICH AUCTION SERVICE INC. 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 607-642-3293 H&L AUCTIONS Malone, NY Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 or 483-8576 Ed Legacy 518-483-7386 or 483-0800 518-832-0616 cell Auctioneer: Willis Shattuck • 315-347-3003 HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Bergen, NY 585-494-1880

AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 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 • Onondaga County. Surplus. Online Auction closing at 6:25 pm. 97 Daewoo Mega 400-lll 4WD wheel loader. Auction’s International, 800-536-1401 ext. 115 • 6:00 PM: D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Horse Sales every other Friday. Tack at 1 pm, horses at 6 pm. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-369-8231 • 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, 607-692-4540, 800-MANASSE Saturday, May 12 • Burke, NY. Miller Family Spring Consignment Auction. Contact Paul Miller 518-4836804 (No Sunday Calls). Delarm & Treadway, 518-483-4106 • Mohawk Valley Produce Auction. Spring

Consignment Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • 8:55 AM: 73 West First Ave., N. Windsor, PA. Windsor Meat market Butcher Shop Equipment, Recipes & Business. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128, cell 610-662-8149, auctionzip #3721 • 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. 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, 585-394-1515 • 12:00 Noon: Up The Creek Farm, 6085 Feathers Creek Rd., Belmont, NY. Country Farm Auction. Tractors, Farm equip. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-567-8844 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. Overstocked herd sends a group of Jerseys open & shortbred. Several other groups of heifers coming. 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 802626-8892 • 10:00 AM: Plainfield, VT. Selling 205 head freestall cattle, farm & barn equipment for MacLaren Farm, LLP. Wright’s Auction Service, 802-334-6115 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 • 3:00 PM: D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Dairy Day Special Feeder Sale. Every Wednesday following Dairy. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-369-8231 Friday, May 18 • Whiting, VT. Complete Milking Herd & Heifer Dispersal for Leo & Arlene Lamoureux. 60 cows & 60 heifers. Sale Managers, Northeast Kingdom Ssales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 • 10:30 AM: Gene Woods Auction Service, Cincinnatus, NY. (2) Dairies, Heifers & Machinery Sale. Gene Woods Auction Service, 607-863-3821 • 11:00 AM: On the Farm, Cobleskill, NY. Fran-Lan Farms Complete Certified Organic Dairy Dispersal (NOFA). 90 head sell. 55 milking age, 15 bred heifers, balance heifers

& calves. SCC 200-250,000. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 • 6:00 PM: 500 Belmont Rd., Gettysburg, PA. 52 Acre Adams County Farm & Equipmment. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128, cell 610662-8149, auctionzip #3721 Saturday, May 19 • 8:25 AM: Refton, PA. Inventory Reduction of Farm Tractors & Equipment. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128, cell 610-662-8149, auctionzip #3721 • 9:00 AM: Lauren & Veronica Liddiard, 46A Vine St., Naples. Bolens G 152 diesel w/48” deck, lawn equip., shop tools, some household. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 5853 9 6 1 6 7 6 • 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

Sales Managers, Auctioneers, & Real Estate Brokers

KELLEHER’S AUCTION SERVICE 817 State Rt. 170 Little Falls, NY 13365 315-823-0089 • 315-868-6561 cell We buy or sell your cattle or equipment on commission or outright! In business since 1948 LEAMAN AUCTIONS LTD 329 Brenneman Rd., Willow St., PA 17584 717-464-1128 • cell 610-662-8149 3721

NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 • Ray - 802-525-6913 NORTHAMPTON COOP. AUCTION Whately, MA • Farmer Owned Since 1949 Livestock Commission Auction Sales at noon every Tues. Consignments at 9 AM 413-665-8774

ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 • 802-777-1065 cell


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 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,

MEL MANASSE & SON, AUCTIONEERS Sales Managers, Auctioneers & Real Estate Brokers Whitney Point, NY Toll free 800-MANASSE or 607-692-4540 Fax 607-692-4327 MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455 Sale Every Monday Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Sales Barn 860-349-3204 Res. 860-346-8550 NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales

NORTHERN NEW YORK DAIRY SALES North Bangor, NY 518-481-6666 Sales Mgrs.: Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 Harry Neverett 518-651-1818 Auctioneer John (Barney) McCracken 802-524-2991 PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 James P. Pirrung R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844

ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115

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

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(cont. from prev. page) 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 • 6:30 PM: 210 Pottsville St., Port Carbon, PA. 4.92 Approx. Industrial Acreage w/Building. Leaman Auctions, 717-464-1128, cell 610662-8149, auctionzip #3721 Friday, May 25 • D.R. Chambers & Sons, 76 Maple Ave., Unadilla, NY. Spring Round up. D.R. Chambers & Sons, 607-369-8231 Saturday, May 26 • 10:00 AM: Middlefield, MA. Estate Auction. Case 580 backhoe, Ford & AC tractors, hay equip & tools, horse equip, furniture & antiques. Jacquier Auctions, 413-569-6421 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 315-521-3123, 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 Friday, June 15 • Gene Woods Auction Service, Cincinnatus, NY. Pedersen Farms 100 head Holstein Cattle & some machinery. Gene Woods Auction Service, 607-863-3821 • 4:00 PM: Wayne & Roxanne Force, 7819 High Rd., off CR 75, 4 mi. NE of Prattsburg, NY. Kubota BX2230 4wd w/deck, excellent contractor shop tools, antiques, household. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 Wednesday, June 20 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 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 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Saturday, July 7 • Garden Time LLC in Glens Falls, NY. 3rd Annual Auction. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518568-2257 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 Wednesday, July 18 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 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, 607746-2226, 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 315-729-8030 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 Sunday, July 29 • 10:00 AM: Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Rt. 29 & 392 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich, NY. Tri-State Antique Tractor Club Inc. antique Wheels and Iron Showw. 1st time consignment auction. Selling antique & modern farm, construction, gas engine, signs, toys, literature and related items. Show: Sat-Sun July 28-29. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585396-1676 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., 585-7282520 Wednesday, August 8 • 2:00 PM: Gehan Rd., off Rts. 5-20, 5 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. NY Steam Engine Assoc. 4th Annual Consignment Auction. 1st day of pageant of Steam Show Aug. 8-11. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 Wednesday, August 15 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie

Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 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., 585-7282520 Thursday, September 6 • 1:00 PM: 10400 Gillette Rd., Alexander, NY. WNY Gas & Steam Engine Assoc. 2nd. Annual Consignment. 1st day of show Sept. 6-9. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 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, 585-394-1515 Wednesday, September 19 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 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 315-822-6087. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 Wednesday, October 17 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 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, 607-746-2226, • 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, 607-8478800, 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 Wednesday, November 21 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 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, 585-394-1515 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 Wednesday, December 19 • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842, Sue Rudgers, Manager 716-296-5041, Lonnie Kent, Auctioneer & Sales Manager 716-4500558 Friday, April 5 • Intercourse, PA. Past Present Future Sale hosted by C.K. Kerrick & Matt Kimball. Held at te Ben K. Stolzfus sale barn. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226,

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT April 30, 2012 Calves: 45-60# .45-.55; 6175# .60-1; 76-90# 1.35-1.40; 91-105# 1.45-1.50; 106# & up 1.60-2.05. Farm Calves: 2.10-2.20 Started Calves: .70-.75 Veal Calves: .85-1.5750 Open Heifers: .8750-.92 Beef Heifers: .84-.90 Feeder Steers: .86-1.02 Beef Steers: .82-1.05 Stock Bull: .9750-1.25 Beef Bull: .94-1.0150 Feeder Pigs: 45-75 Sheep (ea): 105-160 Lambs (ea): 60-200 Goats (ea): 75-215; Kids 5075. Canners: up tp .83 Cutters: .84-.87 Utility: .96-1.04 Rabbits: 5-23 Chickens: 3-37 Ducks: 5-16 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT No report COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA May 2, 2012 Cows: Canners 35-74; Cutters 75.50-83; Util 83.50-91. Bulls: 81-111.50 Steers: Ch 113.50-115; Sel 81-110; Hols. 85.50-104.50. Heifers: Ch 114-114.50; Sel 77-108; Hols. 84-92.50. Calves: 35-126ea. Feeders: 69-154 Sheep: 106 Goats: 114-240 ea.; Kids 108-165 ea. Hogs: 45-61 Chickens: 4-15 Rabbits: 3.50-22 Ducks: 5-21 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm.

NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA April 24, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 41-45; 61-75# 37-80; 76-95# 56-70; 96-105# 41-75; 106# & up 80.

HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ No report CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY April 27, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 50-150; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-295; 80-92# 80-280; Bob Veal 1075. 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. 8001500; Open Hfrs. 600-1000; Started Hfrs. 150; Service Bulls 500-1000. Beef: Feeders 60-125; Hols. Sel 82-104. Lamb/Sheep: Market 100200; Slaughter Sheep 30-65. Goats: Billies 75-175; Nannies 70-100; Kids 10-80. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY No report CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY April 30, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 185-210; 80-92# 155-205; Bob Veal 69-74. Cull Cows: Gd 79-84; Lean 72-78.50; Hvy. Beef Bulls 8489.50. Beef: Feeders 121-144; Hols.Sel 88. Lamb/Sheep:Market 230255. Goats: Billies 140-175; Nannies 85-110; Kids 80-130. Swine: Hog 40-40.50. *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 23, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 100-150; Grower Bull over 92# 180230; 80-92# 120-200; Bob Veal 10-50. Cull Cows: Gd 80-90; Lean 70-80; Hvy. Beef 90-92. Beef: Feeders 85-104; Hols. Ch 90-96 Swine: Hog 52-57. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY April 26, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 90-190; Grower Bull over 92# 90-270; 8092# 110-215; Bob Veal 3688. Cull Cows: Gd 83-94; Lean 70-87; Hvy. Beef 90-109. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY April 23, 2012 Calves:Grower bulls over 92# 170-215; 80-92# 170190; Bob Veal 40-60. Cull Cows: Gd 86-91; Lean 73.50-84; Hvy. Beef 98. Beef: Ch 109-113; Hols. Ch 95-106. BATH MARKET Bath, NY April 26, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 125-170; Grower bulls over 92# 190240; 80-92# 140-210; Bob Veal 10-80. Cull Cows: Gd 79-87; Lean 70-80; Hvy. Beef 90-105. Beef: Feeders 75-90; Hols. Ch 101-106; Sel 92-99. Lamb/Sheep: Slaughter Sheep 50. Goats: Billies 90-140; Nannies 70-100. Swine: Hog 52-57; Sow 3545; Feeder Pig (/hd) 60-68. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Penn Yan, NY May 2, 2012 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 68-90; Canners/Cutters 46-82; HY Util 92.50-104.50. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95110# 40-70; 80-95# 35-65; 60-80# 30-60. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 85-247.50; 8095# 80-230; 70-80# 75-150. Beef Calves Ret. to Feed: bull over 95# 140-200. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 112-126.50; Sel 97-108; Hols. Ch grain fed 96-107; Sel 84.50-93. Hogs: Slgh. US 1-3 49-57; Boars US 1-3 15; Feeders US 1-3 70-80. Hot House Lambs: Ch 40-


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50# 137.50-210. Slaughter Sheep: M 35-87 Billies: L 110# & up 140205. Nannies: L 85-110 FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY May 2, 2012 Flats: Flowers 2-10; Vegetable Plants 1-11. Hanging Baskets: 4.5012.50 Planters: 7-28 Pots: .20-4.50 Shrubs: 6-9.50 Produce Mon., Wed. & Fri. at 9 am sharp, Hay Auctions Fridays@ 11:15. FINGER LAKES FEEDER SALE Penn Yan, NY No report FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY April 24 & 27, 2012 Hay: 1st cut 57-235; 2nd cut 295-390; 3rd cut 245-305. Straw: 175-225 * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY April 30, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .70-.83; Canners/Cutters .58-.70; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .93-.99. Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# 1-2.75; up to 95# .10-1.50; Hols. under 100# 2. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA

April 25, 2012 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1286# 87.50. Slaughter Cows: Boners 80-85% lean 78.50-84, lo dress 74.50; Lean 85-90% lean 73.50-76.50, lo dress 70-72, very lo dress 5558.50; Light Lean 85-92% lean 66-71.50, lo dress 60, very lo dress 43-57.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 7441950# 90-93, lo dress 73. Holstein Steers: L 3 425510# 99-101. Holstsein Bull Calves: No. 1 94-122# 197-240; 86-92# 215-242; No. 2 94-122# 172195; 86-90# 172-190; No. 3 80-110# 125-160; Util 72-96# 50-77. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 100-130# 210-255/hd; No. 2 75-100# 80-135/hd. Slaughter Hogs (/hd): Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 230# 100; 270# 145; 45-50% lean 350-370# 140-155; Sows US 1-3 350-480# 135165; Boars 350-380# 100110; Jr. Boars 200# 90. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 20-55# 24-51. Slaughter Sheep: Ch 2-3 38-72# 200-245; 80-102# 150-180; 116-138# 135-145; Yearlings 104-142# 85-105; Ewes Gd 2-3 108-156# 7090. Slaughter Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 2 35# 42.50; 50-60# 8590; Nannies Sel 1 120-160# 125-145; Sel 2 80-140# 7595; Billies Sel 1 160# 170. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA May 1, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 1335-1620# 120124.50; Ch 1300-1635# 116119; Sel 1370-1440# 113115; one hd full 1410# 109; Hols. Ch 1265-1695# 102106.50; full 1535-1740# 98.50-101.50; one hd 1780#

94; cpl cowish 84-92; Hfrs. Ch 1175-1430# 114-121; one Hols. 109. Slaughter Cows: Breakers/Boners 80-86; Lean 7986; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 70-79; Shelly 68 & dn. Bulls: 1055-1510# 118997.509. Feeder Cattle: Steers 360500# 131-144; 870-1015# 105-113; Hfrs. 655-740# 95112. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 80-125# 205-225. Swine: Shoats 150# 68-70 Goats (/hd): L Nannies/Wethers 117-197; Small Fleshy Kids 87-112; Small/thin/bottle 30-80. Lambs: Gd & Ch 40-60# 214-236; 60-80# 197-217; 85-100# 202-207; thin 3055# 155-200; Sheep (all wts) 50-84; one yearling 135# 124. 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. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA May 1, 2012 Rabbits: 9.50-26 Bunnies: 2-20 Turkey: 45 Chicks: 1-4 Pullets: 2-5 Peeps: 1-2 Hens: 4.50-9 Roosters: 4-11 Ducks: 5.50-8 Muscovy Peeps: 3-3.50 Pigeons: 2-4 Guinea Pigs: 1 Turkins: 10 Eggs (/dz): XL White 1.051.10; XL Brown 1-1.40; L Brown 1.15-1.25; L Tan 1.05;

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FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA May 1, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 50-68; Cutters 60-72; Util 78-86; Bulls 95-106; Steers Hols. 95-110; Hfrs. 80-95. Calves: Growers 170-250; Hfrs. 125-200; Veal 90-110; Other 75-90. Hogs:Sows 35-42; Roasters 70-110 ea; Boars 25; Market 50-60 ea. Sheep: 75-105; Lambs 200275. Goats: 100-170 ea; Billies 150-210 ea; Kids 40-85 ea.

Farm Calves: 100-225/cwt Start Calves: 100-175/cwt Feeders: 100-150/cwt Heifers: 68-92/cwt Steers: 65-90/cwt Bulls: 72-100/cwt Canners: 28-72/cwt Cutters: 74.50-83.50/cwt Utility: 84-91.50/cwt Sows: 44.50-60/cwt Hogs: 71-109/cwt Boars: 17-49/cwt Shoats: 85-99 ea. Feeder Pigs: 60-80 ea. Lambs: 210-265/cwt Sheep: 60-155/cwt Goats: 61-175 ea. Rabbits: 3.50-12.50 ea. Poultry: 3-12.50 ea. Hay: 5 lots, 1.90-3/bale

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Sm. Banty .35; Green 1.101.40; Fertile XL Brown Chicken 1; Fertile XL Blue Chicken 1.50; Sold Single: Fertile Turkey .75; Fertile Ringneck Pheasant .35-.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 April 27, 2012 US 1-2: 101 hd, 19-28# 100150; 46 hd, 30-39# 110-209; 33 hd, 40-48# 99-120; 30 hd, 55-59# 106-118; 67 hd, 6269# 113-124; 40 hd, 70-79# 99-118; 65 hd, 83-90# 88103; 47 hd, 91-99# 89-97; 48 hd, 100-110# 89-97. US 2: 20 hd, 31-38# 111180; 34 hd, 49-55# 100-122; 69 hd, 60-75# 109-124; 3 hd, 93# 97; 9 hd, 123# 86. As Is: 14 hd, 33-48# 71-129; 6 hd, 55-74# 71-77. *Next State Graded Feeder Pig Sale May 18. Receiving 7:30 - 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC April 30, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 88; Breakers 83.50-85; Boners 80-82; Lean 6979.50. Bulls: 1020-1870# 92-93.50 Feeder Steers: L 1 400500# 130-147; L 3 550# 115. Feeder Bulls: L 1 350# 145. Calves: 112. Bull Calves No. 1 94-124# 200-220; 78-92# 210-220; No. 2 94-126# 195215; 76-92# 195-215; No. 3 76-116# 120-180; Hfrs. No. 1 86-104# 195-202; No. 2 74108# 115-162; Util 70-112# 25-62; 60-68# 12-32. Hogs: 490# 27. Lambs: 40-50# 217-230; 5070# 220-232; 70-80# 220227.50; 120-140# 130-152. Ewes: Gd 1-2 136-232# 8297; Util 1-2 120-186# 70-75. Goats (/hd): Kids Sel 1 30# 60; Sel 3 40# 37-45; 50-60# 72-85; Nannies 80# 120. EarCorn: 2 lds, 250-275/ton. Hay (/ton): 20 lds, Alfalfa/Grass 170-360; Grass 150-315; Mixed 120-300; Timothy/Grass 165-260. Oats: 1 ld, 5.10/bu. Straw (/ton): 1 ld, 205 EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA April 30, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Sel 1-2 1065-1250# 101-103; Hols. Ch 2-3 1255-1390# 99.50-106; Hfrs. Sel 1-2 9851140# 107-114. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 98; Breakers 75-80% lean 9195, lo dress 85; Boners 8085% lean 84-89, hi dress 90-

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Eighty-Four 91, lo dress 80-83; Lean 8590% lean 74-81, lo dress 8283; lo dress 70-74. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10102025# 98-103, hi dress 108.50; YG 2 1425-1855# 95-97.50. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300400# 175; 500-700# 142.50157.50; M&L 2 300-400# 145; M&L 3 600# 94. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 137.50-151, few 157.50; 500-700# 130-145, few 151; 700-800# 120; M&L 2 300-500# 114-120; 500700# 113-120; 700-900# 9396. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 152.50-170; 500-700# 140-165; 900-1000# 98-100; M&L 2 300-500# 141; 500700# 115-123. Ret. to Farm Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 85-120# 200220, few to 230; No. 2 80120# 175192.50; No. 3 80120# 85-150; Util 70-120# 52.50-80; Beef type 80-200# 140-225. Holstein Heifers: No. 1 8095# 190-225; No. 2 75-80# 130-170. Slaughter Hogs: Sows US 1-3 400-500# 41; Boars 780# 12. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 40-60# 220-225; 6080# 215-221; Ewes Gd 1-2 120-165# 62.50-70. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 2 45# 25. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA April 30, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1310-1578# 118.50122; Ch 2-3 1212-1596# 116-119; 1584-1680# 115119.50; Sel 1-3 1022-1570# 110.50-114; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1516-1564# 107.50108.50; Ch 2-3 1348-1648# 103.50-106.50; Sel 1-3 10641422# 85-91. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1164-1432# 117.50122.50; Ch 2-3 1256-1432# 110-115; Sel 1-3 1266-1290# 105-108; Hols. Ch 2-3 1270-

1628# 97-100. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 8896.25; Breakers 75-80% lean 82.50-87, hi dress 87-89, lo dress 75.50-80; Boners 8085% lean 79-82, hi dress 83.50-88, lo dress 73-78.50; Lean 85-90% lean 75-81, hi dress 82-86, lo dress 69-71, very lo dress 67.50-74.50; Light Lean 85-92% lean 6670.50, very lo dress 56-61. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11801656# 96-103; hi dress 9861640# 106.50-112.50, lo dress 89.50-94. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 300-500# 135-150; Hols. L 3 200-400# 110-135; Hfrs. M&L 1 300-500# 151-157; 500-700# 137-145; M&L 2 500-700# 117.50-127.50; 700-900# 95-107; L 3 Hols. 300-500# 85-100; 500-700# 71-92.50; 902-960# 8891;Bulls M&L 1 300-500# 165-184; 500-700# 157.50145. Ret. to Farm Hols. Bull Calves: No. 1 Hols. 94-126# 210-220; 82-92# 210.50-215; No. 2 94-116# 190-215; 7692# 205-212.50; No. 3 70120# 140-195; Util 68-98# 30-90; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 100104# 180-205; No. 2 76-92# 100-130; Hols/Beef X 76118# 135-202.50. 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 20-40# 200-215; 4060# 197.50-237.50; 60-80# 185-210; 80-100# 195217.50; 100-120# 180-205; Gd & Ch 2-3 20-40# 165192.50; 40-60# 107.50122.50; Ewes Gd 2-3 120160# 75-87; 160-200# 75-77. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 20-40# 97.50; 80-100# 160; Sel 2 20-40# 52.50-77.50; 40-60# 65-85; 60-80# 107.50; Sel 3 under 20# 1135; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 115-130; Sel 2 80-130# 90112.50; 130-180# 110-

137.50; Billies Sel 1 100150# 200; Sel 2 100-150# 137.50-182.50; Wethers Sel 1 200# 222.50. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA April 26, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1260-1494# 123.50-125.50; Ch 2-3 12481588# 120.50-123.50; Sel 12 1246-1400# 114-117.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 15981620# 106-109; Ch 2-3 1466-1598# 102-103; Sel 1-2 1264-1276# 95-98.50; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 1412-1448# 123.50-124.50; Ch 2-3 12201392# 118-119.50; Sel 1-2 1204-1414# 112-117. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 89-90.50, lo dress 84-85.50; Boners 8085% lean 79.50-84.50, hi dress 85-85.50, lo dress 7778; Lean 85-90% lean 7478.50, hi dress 79, lo dress 70-74. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11462286# 91.50-97.50, YG 2 904# 87. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 600-700# 122.50; M&L 2 500-600# 117.50; Hfrs. M&L 1 500-600# 117.50; Bulls M&L 1 600-700# 117.50122.50; 700-900# 110-120. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 85-120# 210-235 85-90# 210-235; No. 2 80120# 170-205; No. 3 80-120# 90-165; Util 70-120# 35-80; Beef type 80# 140;Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 84-92# 140-210. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 40-45% lean 256-270# 56-58.50; Sows US 1-3 700750# 45.50. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-2 40-50# 195-215; Ewes Util 1-2 130-240# 5592.50. Goats: Kids Sel 2 60# 130. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA April 29, 2012 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 140-340 Mixed Hay: 6 lds, 200-270

Timothy: 3 lds, 240-270 Grass: 11 lds, 160-265 Straw: 2 lds, 210-220 Firewood: 1 ld, 75 Wood Shavings: 1 ld, 3.50 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA April 27, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1295-1565# 121.50-124.50; full/YG 5 117-121; Ch 2-3 1165-1535# 118-122; Sel 1-3 1225-1505# 115-118; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 24 1175-1625# 110-111; Ch 2-3 1190-1545# 103-108; Sel 2-3 1160-1340# 96.50102.50; Hfrs. Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1170-1335# 115.50-120; Ch 2-3 1065-1440# 112-116.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 85-93, lo dress 82-83.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 82-87.50, hi dress 87-91, lo dress 75.5083; Boners 80-85% lean 8187, hi dress 86-92, lo dress 73-80; Lean 85-90% lean 7480, hi dress 82-86, lo dress 67-74. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12051845# 95.50-99.50, lo dress 84-89, hi dress 102.50107.50. Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 pkg 122# 232; 95-113# 253-265; 85-95# 235-245; No. 2 83-114# 220-255; No. 3 pkg 110# 210; 85-110# 182187; pkg 82# 222; pkg 73# 125; Util 70-103# 20-50; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 92-113# 230-240; No. 2 83-93# 120180; non-tubing pkg 70# 50. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-110# 145-180; No. 2 75115# 100-140. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA May 1, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 76-80; Boners 80-85% lean 70-74; Lean 8590% lean 64-69, lo dress 5360. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 85-120# 185-210; No. 2 80-120# 135-170; No. 3 80-120# 100-130; Util 65130# 30-70. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA April 25, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Ch 2-3 1395-1425# 115-117; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1530-1600# 102-103; Ch 2-3 1450-1650# 98-102.50; Sel 1-3 11401425# 90-93. Slaugher Heifers: Ch 2-3 1255-1285# 116-117; Sel 2-3 1035-1335# 108-112. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 85-88; Breakers 75-80% lean 77-82, hi dress 82-84; Boners 8085% lean 75-79.50; Lean 8590% lean 65-71, hi dress

71.50-76, Light Lean 85-92% lean very lo dress 50-55.50. Bulls: YG 1 1355-1910# 9899.50, lo dress 1115-2210# 87.50-94.50; YG 2 9601980# 80-88.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 300# 152; M&L 1 565# 138; 780-865# 105; M&L 2 555605# 102-131; 735-995# 8599; Herefords 91; Hols. L 3 270-325# 97-112; 530-1075# 90-95; Hfrs. M&L 2 320-455# 105-135; 520-710# 102-127; 870# 83; Bulls M 1 Herefords 600# 112; M&L 2 310-375# 112-134; 535-690# 107-120; 755# 82; Hols. Bulls L 3 230350# 85-95; 530-585# 70-89. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 230-250; 85-90# 215-235; No. 2 95115# 200-225; 75-90# 175215; No. 3 70-125# 130-185; Util 60-85# 35-95; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 105-125# 192-220. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 228-275# 60.50-62.50; 280-327# 5861.50; 45-50% lean 222275# 60.50-61.75; Sows US 1-3 375-490# 45-47; 610# 49; Boars 380-835# 2627.50; Jr. Boars 235# 60. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 65-70# 61; cpl 87# 121/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 37-60# 200-220; 85100# 152-165; 135# 130; Yearlings 155# 90; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-200# 65-77; Util 1-2 180# 50. Goats: Kids Sel 1 70-100# 130-177; Sel 2 under 20# 1737; 20-40# 45-92; 50-75# 87130; Nannies Sel 1 170# 147; Sel 2 100-110# 70-85; Billies Sel 1 220# 250. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA April 24, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1390-1425# 122124.50; Ch 2-3 1190-1450# 118-122; full/YG 4-5 115117; Sel 1-3 1115-1465# 110-115; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 23 1345-1650# 105-109, few to 114; Ch 2-3 1240-1560# 98-103; Sel 1-3 1230-1530# 88-93.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1205-1360# 122-124; Ch 2-3 1095-1320# 117119.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1435# 105; Ch 2-3 13201380# 95-101. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 8386.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 78-82, hi dress 82-83, lo dress 75-77.50; Boners 8085% lean 75-79.50, hi dress 80-81.50, very lo dress 75.50-76.50; Lean 85-90% lean 77-82.50, lo dress 7075.50, very lo dress 65-66; Light Lean 85-92% lean 7278, lo dress 65-71, very lo dress 50-60.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11852050# 92-102; 2130-2355#

WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 86.50-88; YG 2 860-2090# 80-91.50; 2340-2420# 8286.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M 1 300# 152; M&L 2 385-475# 128-145; 585# 132; L 3 Hols. 315-420# 92-102; 500-980# 80-102; Hfrs. L 1 520-675# 110-132; M&L 2 420-495# 125-130; 500-700# 87-112; 825-860# 91-96; Bulls M&L 1 260# 150; 415-450# 132140; M&L 2 390-490# 112132; Herefords 112; 515660# 105-136; Herefords 112; 745-790# 80-94; Hols. L 3 335-490# 87-110; 550875# 85-93. Ret. to Farm Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 190-222; 85-90# 190-202; No. 2 95115# 160-200; 75-90# 160197; No. 3 70-125# 100-157 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# 3139; 70# 47-57; 130# 75. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 33-62# 177-250; 7092# 160-217; 115-150# 135165; Yearlings 110# 100; Ewes Gd 2-3 115-180# 6085; 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 1 110# 130; Billies Sel 2 120# 147; Wethers Sel 1 100# 182.

MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA April 30, 2012 Alfalfa: 260 Timothy: 165-185 Round Bales: 70-175 ea.

MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA April 30, 2012 Roosters: 4.50-6 Hens: 1-4.25 Banties: 2-4.25 Pigeons: 2 Bunnies: 2.50-4 Rabbits: 7.50-16 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA April 26, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1295-1565# 121.50124.50; full/YG 4-5 117-121; Ch 2-3 1165-1535# 118-122; Sel 1-3 1225-1505# 115118; Hols. Ch 2-4 11751625# 110-111; Ch 2-3 1190-1454# 103-108; Sel 2-3 1160-1340# 96.50-102.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-4 1170-1335# 115.50120; Ch 2-3 1065-1440# 112-116.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean lo dress 88-92, lo dress 82-83.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 83.5087.50, hi dress 90-91, lo dress 78-83; Boners 80-85% lean 81-86, hi dress 86.5089, lo dress 75.50-80; Lean 88-90% lean 74-79, hi dress 82-86, lo dress 67-72. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12051845# 95.50-99.50, lo dress 84-89, hi dress 102.50107.50. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 212-232; 94-108# 240-264, pkg 90-92# 225; No. 2 120-128# 210; 94-114# 240-258; No. 3 80-130# 207215; 72-78# 80; Util 60-110# 20-40. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 90-110# 145-180; No. 2 75115# 100-140. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA April 30, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Non-Traditional, Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 50-60# 222-238; 6080# 218-230; 80-90# 218228; 90-110# 205-220; 110130# 182-200; 130-150# 178-188; 150-200# 161-166; Hair sheep 50-60# 210-225; 60-80# 212-224; 80-90# 218224; 90-110# 210-218; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 4060# 205-234; 60-80# 180210; 80-90# 172-192; 90110# 160-180; 110-130# 145-160; 110-130# 145-162;

130-150# 140-150; 150-200# 138-157; Hair sheep 4060# 195-210. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 80-96; 160200# 80-94; 200-300# 68-83; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 78-95; 160-200# 69-82. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 105-125; 40-60# 128164; 60-80# 154-177; 80100# 164-190; Sel 2 20-40# 70-99; 40-60# 98-131; 6080# 121-144; 80-90# 139152; Sel 3 30-40# 45-65; 4060# 65-103; 60-70# 109124; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80130# 159-173; 130-180# 169-181; Sel 2 80-130# 135156; Sel 3 50-80# 94-108; 80-130# 100-122; Wethers Sel 1 100-150# 202-224; 150-250# 252-262; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 204-224; 150-250# 235-255; Sel 2 100-150# 152-170; 150-250# 165-180.

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 6.55-7.25, 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 190-220; 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 27, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 122-125.50; Ch 1-3 118-122; Sel 1-2 113.50-118; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 106111; Ch 2-3 98-103; Sel 1-2 93-97. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 120-124; Ch 1-3 116119; Sel 1-2 110-117. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 78-86; Boners 80-85% lean 75-83; Lean 8590% lean 71-78.50. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 103-111; Avg dress 94-99; lo dress 97-94. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 160-177; 500-700# 130-170; M&L 2 300-500# 120-157; 500-700# 110-130. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 135-155; 500-700# 120-135; M&L 2 300-500# 120-135; 500-700# 100-122. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 145-175; 500-700# 130-162; M&L 2 300-500# 120-140; 500-700# 95-130. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-90. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 80-120# 210-265; No. 2 80-120# 180-255; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 180-240; No. 2 80-105# 100-200. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 60-63; 45-50% lean 220-270# 5863. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 4550; 500-700# 48-52. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 30-40# 160-190; 50-60# 160-175; US 2 20-25# 200240; 25-30# 180-210; 30-40# 170-180; 40-50# 180-210. Slaughter Sheep Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 225-255; 6080# 212-242; 80-110# 205230; 110-150# 150-200; Ch 1-3 40-60# 200-235; 60-80# 185-226; 80-110# 192-222;

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 45, Avg 4.45; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.50-14, Avg 13.21; EarCorn Range 195-220, 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

Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 80100; 160-200# 79-98; Util 1-2 120-160# 64-79; 160-200# 60-79. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 130-170; 60-80# 160180; 80-100# 168-198; Sel 2 20-40# 68-81; 40-60# 89130; 60-80# 118-159; Sel 3 20-40# 45-59; 40-60# 64-80; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 155170; 130-180# 160-175; Sel 2 80-130# 125-144; Sel 3 5080# 77-93; 80-130# 101-118; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 210225; 150-250# 225-250; Sel 2 100-150# 185-200; 150250# 225-245.

190. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: April 17, 22 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa 140-320; Mixed Hay 140-315; Timothy 145210; 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.

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 150-350; Timothy 150-295; Straw 120-190; Mulch 60-90. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 144 lds, 26 Straw; Alfalfa 125-340; Mixed Hay 110400; 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 140-210. 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 245-340; Mixed Hay 120-355; Timothy 220345; 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 90-200, 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 90200, mostly 130-180. Greencastle Livestock: April 16 & 19, 10 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Mixed Hay 85-152.50; Straw 105. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: April 21, 9 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa 180; Mixed Hay 190-250; Timothy 250-320; Grass Hay 120-200; Straw

VINTAGE SALES STABLES April 23, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hols. Ch 3-4 1370-1530# 122.50124.50; Ch 2-3 1235-1515# 117.25-122; 1540-1830# 117-121; Sel 2-3 1445-1580# 113.50-118. Slaughter Holsteins: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1265-1425# 107.50110.50; Ch 2-3 1330-1380# 100-102.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1170-1510# 120-122; Ch 2-3 1225-1435# 114-119; Sel 2-3 1245-1485# 108112. 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. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 12451990# 96-99, lo dress 9501915# 86-93.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 80-120# 200-222; No. 2 80120# 160-200; No. 3 80-105# 80-130; Util 75-100# 55-80. *Next Feeder Cattle Sale May 11. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA April 26, 2012 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 210-270 Timothy Hay: 1 ld, 305 Orchard Grass: 2 lds, 165280 Mixed Hay: 14 lds, 140-285 Grass: 3 lds, 210-310 Straw: 6 lds, 160-205 Baleage Bales: 1 ld, 60/bale. Alfalfa Bales: 1 ld, 5/bale. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA May 2, 2012 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 315 Mixed: 19 lds, 233-335 Timothy: 4 lds, 240-295 Grass: 7 lds, 238-295 Straw: 7 lds, 163-185

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MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA April 30, 2012 Cattle: 85 Steers: Ch 105-112; Gd 100104. Heifers: Ch 105-110; Gd 98104. Cows: Util & Comm. 80-89; Canner/lo Cutter 80 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 90-95 Bulls: YG 1 85-92 Cattle: Steers 115-130; Bulls 90-120; Hfrs. 100-125. Calves: Gd 90-110; Std 2090; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 150230. Hogs: 48. US 1-2 60-63; US 1-3 55-58; Sows US 1-3 3045; Boars 18-40. Feeder Pigs: 3. US 1-3 2050# 40-65. Sheep: 18. Lambs Ch 200220; Gd 150-180. Goats: 60-140

Lg. Sq. Bales: 165-190 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm.

Double Crop Buckwheat may be an option in the Northeast this spring Given the current state of the wheat crop, this could be the year many North East growers could slide in buckwheat after wheat. Information on growing buckwheat: A. Climatic Requirements: Buckwheat grows best where the climate is moist and cool. It can be grown rather far north and at high altitudes, because its growing period is short (10 to 12 weeks) and its heat requirements for development are low. The crop is extremely sensitive to unfavorable weather conditions and is killed quickly by freezing temperatures both in the spring and fall. High temperatures and dry weather at blooming time may cause blasting of flowers and prevent seed formation. Generally, buckwheat seeding is timed so that the plants will bloom and set seed when hot, dry weather is over. Often seeding is delayed until three months prior to the first killing frost in the fall. B. Soil Requirements: Buckwheat grows on a wide range of soil types and fertility levels. It produces a better crop than other grains on infertile, poorly drained soils if the climate is moist and cool. It is an efficient crop in extracting phosphorous of low availability from the soil. In addition, buckwheat tends to lodge badly on fertile soils. It is often better suited than most other grains on newly cleared land, on drained marsh land, or on other rough land with a high

content of decaying vegetative matter. Buckwheat has higher tolerance to soil acidity than any other grain crop. It is best suited to light to medium textured, well-drained soils such as sandy loams, loams and silt loams. It does not grow well in heavy, wet soils or in soils that contain high levels of limestone. It grows well where alfalfa or red clover would not. On soils high in nitrogen, lodging may occur and cause a reduction in yield. Once lodged, a buckwheat plant does not return upright. Crusting on clay soils may result in an unsatisfactory stand because of poor seedling emergence. C. Seed Preparation and Germination: Buckwheat will germinate at temperatures ranging from 45 degrees to 105 degrees F. Freshly harvested seed of some types may not germinate until after 30-60 days of drying and storage. The seed may retain its viability for several years, but seed that is no more than one year old is best to use for planting. Buckwheat plants will emerge from the soil 3-5 days after planting. The time required is influenced by depth of seeding and the temperature and moisture content of the soil. Cultural Practices: A. Crop Sequence and Rotation: Serious diseases affecting other dicot field crops have not been important in buckwheat; therefore the volunteer plant problem is the main problem in

Estate of Tom Oliver

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3080 Spangle St. - 1 1/2 mi. N. of Rts. 5 & 20, 6 mi. E of Canandaigua, NY. From I-90 NYS Thruway use exits 42-44 Tom was an enthusiastic collector of the unique and unusual & was a long time vendor of farm collectables, literature & signs at the NYSEA Pageant of Steam. Oliver: 66 tractor, hydra-matic, sn 422045C66C; 66 tractor, side shields, belt pulley, sn424915C66C; Ertl 1800 pedal tractor w/ plastic grill; Goodison Oliver literature rack; Oliver Plows and Cultivators umbrella; walking plow, cast iron and tin seats. Signs: 40 plus farm, petroleum, highway including Cub Cadet neon sign. Farm Collectibles: advertising clocks, thermometers, yardsticks, corn planters, bean sorters, handle tools, pens, pencils, yolks, lanterns. Farm Literature: Large quantity, all makes, books, paper items. Pedal toys: Fire car, Tee Bird car, Scale Models Oliver 70, IH, Cub Cadet, pedal tractors NIB. Toys: Loblaws Express Wagon, Huber cast iron roller, misc toys, games, puzzles, books, sleds. Misc: Wallace Nutting prints; antique furniture; Victrola; large quantity misc items. 3 Auctions Sale Order: Auction #1 - 9am Collectibles, toys. Auction #2 - 9:30am farm literature, signs, 12 noon Oliver tractors, pedal tractors, literature, memorabilia, remaining signs. Auction #3 - 9:30am Antique furniture, Victrola, corn sheller, handle tools, farm misc, small items. Preview: 8:00 am auction day Terms: ID for bidder number, cash, check auction day. Payment w/ Visa, MC, Disc 3 %.

D ANN A UCTIONEERS , D ELOS D ANN , 3339 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, 585-396-1676. UPCOMING AUCTIONS Sat., May 19, 9am: - Lauren and Veronica Liddiard, 46A Vine St., Naples, Bolens G 152 diesel w/48” deck, lawn equip, shop tools, some household. Sat., June 9, 9am: - Don Rice Jr., 5761 Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. 15 MM farm tractors including 14th built G-1000, parts, 15 MM farm toys. MM & gas signs. Fri., June 15, 4pm: Wayne & Roxanne Force, 7819 High Rd, off CR 75, 4 mi. NE of Prattsburg, NY, Kubota BX2230 4WD w/deck, excellent contractor shop tools, antiques, household. Sun., July 29, 10am: Tri-State Antique Tractor Club, Inc. Antique Wheels and Iron Show, 1st time consignment auction. Washington County Fairgrounds, Rt. 29 & 392 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich, NY. Selling antique and modern farm, construction, gas engine, signs, toys, literature, and related items. Sat-Sun, July 28-29. Wed., Aug. 8, 2pm: NY Steam Engine Assn 4th Annual Consignment Auction, 1st day of Pageant of Steam Show Aug 8-11, Gehan Rd, off Rts 5-20, 5 mi E of Canandaigua, NY. Thurs., Sept. 6, 1pm: WNY Gas & Steam Engine Assn 2nd Annual Consignment, 1st day of show Sept 6-9, 10400 Gillette Rd., Alexander, NY

crop sequences. Volunteer sunflower, rapeseed, mustard, and corn can be serious weeds in buckwheat planted before June 15. Volunteer buckwheat can be a problem in crops following buckwheat, but herbicides will control these in most crops. B. Seedbed Preparation: A firm seedbed is best for successful buckwheat production because of its relatively small seed size and its shallow root system. A firm seedbed facilitates absorption of nutrients essential for rapid growth, and tends to reduce losses from drought. If soil has been plowed for a previous crop which has failed, only disking or harrowing may be required. Rolling or cultipacking the seedbed just prior to seeding is sometimes helpful. C. Seeding Date: Buckwheat may be sown at any time after all danger of killing frost is past. Since the crop grows rapidly and matures in a short growing season, the most common practice is to seed the crop only 10-12 weeks before a killing frost is expected. For Wisconsin, seeding in mid-June is advised. Thin stands of buckwheat produce strong plants that branch and resist lodging on good land. Thick stands produce plants that are spindly and have short branches and poor seed set. D. Fertilizer and Lime Requirements: Buckwheat has a modest feeding capacity compared to most other

grains, and if fertilizer is not applied, the removal of nutrients by a buckwheat crop may have a depressing effect on the yield of the following crop. Typical nutrient removals by the grain for a 1200 lb/a crop are 9 lb/a N, 3 lb/a P2O5 and 12 lb/a K2O. However, in Minnesota, a 2000-pound yield of seed removed 40 pounds N, 20 of P2O5 and 13 pounds per acre of K2O or about the same as a 2000 pound crop of sunflower seed. The crop grows well on acid soils and gives little response to liming above a pH of 5.0. It has about the same acid tolerances as oat and potatoes. Soils should be limed for the crops grown in rotation with buckwheat. It is unlikely that buckwheat will respond to additional P or K at soil tests above 30 lb/a P or 300 lb/a K. E. Method and Rate of Seeding: The most satisfactory method of sowing buckwheat is with a grain drill that plants the seed one to two inches deep. Poor stands are likely when seedings are more than two inches deep. A seeding rate of 36 to 72 pounds per acre or 16 seeds per square foot of clean, viable seed is sufficient. At least 48 pounds per acre should be used of large-seeded varieties such as Pennquad. Source: This information was shared with Country Folks by Jeff Miller, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County, New York.

BBB offers high school seniors help toward college expenses $17,000 in scholarship funds available from BBB and AT&T BUFFALO, NY — Collegebound students are full of expectations and sometimes a lot of worry about how to pay for their education. The Better Business Bureau is proud to offer welcomed assistance each year through the BBB Student of Integrity Edward A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, which honors students who exhibit high standards of ethical and honest behavior. This year BBB, along with AT&T, will offer $17,000 among five collegebound high school seniors who attend school in Upstate New York.

No one can underestimate the power of one individual and the Better Business Bureau knows this more than most organizations. Back in 1912, the year BBB was founded, the marketplace was full of mistrust and abuses. It wasn’t until a small group of individuals rolled up their sleeves to fight against infractions of misleading and dishonest information that a more honest and ethical marketplace began to prevail. The BBB is proud to offer awards for students who, like their founders, fight for ethics today in a world that often seems to have lost its own moral compass.

“This is an exciting opportunity for high-school students that hold true to important values,” said David Polino, Better Business Bureau President. “We’re pleased to afford financial help to students that demonstrate ethical behavior. We’re grateful for AT&T’s support toward this well deserved recognition.” The Better Business Bureau’s Student of Integrity Scholarships will honor students for their demonstration of high ethical standards and personal integrity. To compete, students submit peer nominations that include a description of an ethical dilemma they faced and how

they overcame it. Independent judges review hundreds of applications each year to select the winners. BBB and AT&T contacted high schools across Upstate New York State to encourage nominations from their student body. “AT&T is committed to helping high school students stay in school, prepare for college, and learn skills workforce readiness so they can become successful members or community,” said Robert Holliday, vice president and general manager, AT&T Upstate New York. “We’re proud of our partnership with the Better Business Bureau now in its fifth year

and hope students across the state will consider applying for the scholarship.” • Students who would like to compete are asked to contact their local public, private or parochial high School Administrator for guidelines • Nomination forms, available online at, must be signed and submitted by School Administrators • Five scholarships will be awarded: $5,500; $4,500; $3,000; $2,000; $2,000 • Applications are due by May 11 and will be accepted by the Better Business Bureau Scholarship Department at 100 Bryant Woods South, Amherst, NY 14228

Lely starts North American production of dairy equipment Lely Group, the world leader in robotic milking systems, has expanded its North American presence with production facilities in Pella, Iowa. The expansion significantly increases Lely’s services to the North American market. The new space will be Lely’s first dairy production facility outside of their headquarters and production facilities in the Netherlands. The new facility was officially opened by Alexander van der Lely (CEO of the Lely Group) and his son Laurens on March 29. The dealer for Lely Group products in New York State is Finger Lakes Dairy Services of Seneca Falls, NY. Finger Lakes Dairy Services can be reached at 315-568-0955. Their office is located at 175 Ovid Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. To meet the increasing demand of the North American market for dairy products, Lely has decided to start production in Iowa. With a view to operating faster, more efficiently and reducing transport costs, Lely has started its U.S. facility for the assembly of milking robots using locally sourced parts. The production site is located on

the premises of Lely’s strategic forage solutions partner Vermeer, who has been working in alliance with Lely for over 20 years. The aim was not only building a production site for operations, but also to ensure ample office space for other Lely departments such as Technical and Customer Service and Farm Management Support. Lely USA has been headquartered in Pella for the past eight years. The North American market holds tremendous potential and Lely is seeing great interest in its dairy products from family farms up to large scale dairy herds. STEVE SCHUTT Auctions and Appraisals

4024 North Main Street Marion, New York 14505 PHONE (315) 926-5211 Or (315) 926-4232



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TRACTORS Ford 1920 4x4 w/loader; White 2-105 Field Boss w/cab. FARM EQUIP. MF 300 Combine; 2- NH 269 baler w/kicker; 3 pt Spreader; Metal kicker rack wagon; JD 13 hole grain drill (stored inside); 2 Wooden rack kicker wagon; NH 514 spreader; Jig cart; NI 40' elevator on wheels; Tractor chains; 8- 85 lb Suitcase weights; Implement wheels; Bale feeder; 3x3 barn fan; Scales up to 300 lbs; Corn crib; NH haybine 489; NH 717 Chopper w/grass & corn head (stored inside); Rake; Tedder; 3 Grain wagons; Sprayer; JD 2 row planter; Cultipacker Brillion; AC disc transport; 20' Elevator on wheels; IH 3 btm semi mt plow SPECIAL INTEREST Heavy Duty People wagon nice with extra tongues. Very well known lady. Everything well cared for and good line of affordable equipment. Call for info 585-567-8844. Website TERMS CASH OR GOOD CHECK W/PROPER ID 10% BUYER PREMIUM

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1961 Corvair 95 Van (75,309 mi.), Empire oak side by side, Empire 3pc. Parlor set, East Lake bed, dressers and server, oak ice boxes, sq. oak ext. table, set of 4 oak t-backs, oak lo boy dresser, oak office desk, sq. oak parlor stand, 1 draw country table, pine wash stand, Depression china cab., 7pc. Dining room suite, living room furniture, 7 pc. Dinette set, upright freezer, Amana Refrigerator, washer and dryer, bentwood and other rockers, upright player piano and rolls, Old Trusty Incubator, OK#3 Creamery, 40s Maytag wringer washer, 60s cigarette machine, lg. Hercules safe, crocks and jugs, misc. glassware (chalkware, Depression, pressed, china, etc.), Duncan parking meter, post office box, ironware, graniteware, prints (1-Leroy), costume jewelry, oil lamps, mirrors, sm. wooden prop., lanterns, Daisy BB guns, Military items, toys and games, store scales, milk bottles, boxes and cans, Kolster radio and speaker, trunks, cedar chest, cameras, traps, car parts, Federal Signal Fire Truck Siren, Planters paper maché peanut, wooden skis, snow shoes, 50s bicycles (Indian scout, BF Goodrich, Endies Utica, NY), snow blowers, roto tillers, Agway 12.5 hp. 38" lawn tractor, enameled cook stoves, N.H. ensilage blower, N.H. 611 1 row corn chopper, horse harness, Milwaukee steel wheel garden cultivator, Massey Harris tin sign, David Bradley garden tractor and buzz saw, S.S. bulk tank, compressor, milkers, corn bin, qty. of scrap iron, firewood, antique tools, ALSO MANY MORE LG. AND SM. ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. SALE HELD UNDER TENTS AND OUTSIDE, BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS, LUNCH AVAILABLE, PROPER I.D. REQUIRED FOR BIDDING NUMBER, PREVIEW 9:00 AM., STANDARD 10% BUYER'S PREMIUM, TERMS CASH OR GOOD CHECK DAY OF SALE. NO GOODS REMOVED UNTIL SETTLED FOR.



Sat., May 12, 2012 9:00 AM Receiving Time: May 5 to May 10 9am to 5 pm; NOT Sunday, May 6 Already y Consigned: Farmalll Superr C - Intt 140 w/belly mower - Kuhn 4 star hay Tedder - Ford 2 Row Corn Chopper D #35 5’ Back Blade - JD Flail Chopper - JD D 1240 - JD Cornplanter - Gehl Hydro Bale Mover - Jaeger PTO Cement Mixer - A/C Bucket Loader - 26ft electric elevator - Demco 9 Polariss 250 Trail Boss 4 Sprayer 200 gal w/45ft Boom - 1999 0 Cub b Cadett mower 42 inch deck - NH H 850 wheeler - 2000 Round Baler - 5ft Bush Hog - 3pt Disc - 3 pt JD 3 Bt plow 1000 Fence posts - Variety of Trees & Shrubs - Hay & Straw Variety of Lumber - 5 Wagons of Flower & Vegetable plants And non-running Lawn mower. Orderr off Sale: 9:00 AM Small Items - 10:00 AM Flower - 11:00 AM Lumber & Hay and Straw - 11:30 AM Lawn Mower that runs - 12:30 Tractors - 1:00 PM Farm Equipment Everything sold as is w/no warranty. MC/Visa. 10% Buyer Premium, 2% Waived if paid w/Cash or Check, $350 Max per item. NOTHING REMOVED UNTIL PAID FOR!

Any questions, please call Dave 585-798-1966 • Cell 716-510-6008


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Having placed her farm up for sale Kaye will offer the following at public auction. Directions: turn off Rt. 244 onto Feather Creek Rd, follow approx. 2 miles. Also approx. from N AUCTION arrows. Angelica, NY. Watch for R.. G.. MASON

Twenty years after its introduction the Lely Astronaut milking robot is still a very successful product, enabling the company to establish a leading international position in the dairy farming sector. More than 12,500 Lely Astronaut milking robots have already been sold, while nowadays the yearly production totals about 3,000 milking robots. The production building in Pella is totalling 3,133 square meter with an additional 572 square meter office space and exuding a modern look that was inspired by the newest Lely Center in Bain de Bretagne, France.

Update from USDA regarding a detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States On April 26, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released the following update on the BSE detection: On April 24, USDA confirmed the nation’s 4th case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in an animal that was sampled for the disease at a rendering facility in central California. This animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States. As the epidemiological investigation has progressed, USDA has continued to communicate findings in a timely and transparent manner.

As a result of USDA’s ongoing epidemiological investigation, more information about the history and age of the animal is now available. The animal in question was 10 years and 7 months old and came from a dairy farm in Tulare County, CA. The animal was humanely euthanized after it developed lameness and became recumbent. The animal’s carcass will be destroyed. It is important to reiterate that this animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, did not enter food supply channels, and at no time presented any risk to human health. USDA is continuing its epidemio-

logical investigation and will provide additional information as it is available. The positive animal was tested as part of targeted BSE surveillance at rendering facilities. Samples were sent to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory for testing and forwarded to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) on April 20 for confirmatory testing. APHIS announced the confirmed positive finding April 24. The United States has a longstanding system of three interlocking safeguards against BSE that protects public and animal health in the United States, the most important of

which is the removal of specified risk materials — or the parts of an animal that would contain BSE should an animal have the disease — from all animals presented for slaughter in the United States. The second safeguard is a strong feed ban that protects cattle from the disease. The third safeguard — which led to this detection — is our ongoing BSE surveillance program that allows USDA to detect the disease if it exists at very low levels in the U.S. cattle population and provides assurances to consumers and our international trading partners that the interlocking system of safeguards in place to prevent BSE are working.

4-H beef program holds annual fundraiser by Valerie Pawlak JAMESTOWN, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is proud to share a 4-H story with you. “As a grandparent I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about 4-H and the wonderful experience it has been for myself and my granddaughter Shelby Sek. Shelby was an active

member with 4-H for 11 years as a Silver Creek Grapestompers. She participated with several projects which included animal science such as the beef, goat, and dog projects. She learned about nutrition for animals and humans. She learned how important Agriculture was in our world and how to we feed our people. Shelby learned life

skills such as photography, sewing, woodworking, metal working, and ceramics. But most importantly she learned how to speak publically. She participated at the County level and went on to District, and eventually made it to the State level. She was awarded the Silver Award at State. This has helped her currently at college. I was com-

municating with a teacher from another state. We discussed how important 4-H can be and the teachers’ comment was “over the years I can always identify a 4-Her without even asking them. They are caring, respectful to each other and especially to adults. Always putting others first before themselves”. Community service is

very important in the 4H program. Children learn to help others in need. During holidays such as Christmas children often give their own money to help purchase food, clothing and toys for someone in need to make their holiday better. They also visit nursing homes and adult centers to Christmas carol and bake cookies to take there.


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Mad Cow Disease Here Again Issued Apr. 27, 2012 USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California. Dairy Profit Weekly (DPW) reported that the carcass was being held under state authority and will be destroyed. It was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, DPW reported, so did not present a risk to the food supply or human health and milk does not transmit BSE. Samples from the animal in question were tested at USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa and confirmed the animal was positive for atypical BSE, a very rare form of the disease not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed. FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks didn’t expect much impact on dairy markets however warned that the news could hit beef consumption and thus curb cheese consumption through lower demand for cheeseburgers. Cash block cheese closed the last Friday of April at $1.5350 per pound, up three-quarter cents on the week, but 7 3/4-cents below a year ago. Barrel closed at $1.4350, down 2 1/2cents on the week, 16 3/4-cents below a year ago, and a dime below the blocks. Twenty eight cars of block traded hands on the week and 25 of barrel. The Ag Marketing Service (AMS) surveyed block price lost a penny- and-a-half and slipped to $1.5041. Barrel was down 2.2 cents, to $1.4891. American type cheese stocks stood at 621.9 million, up 14.2 million or 2 percent from February and 10.7 million or 2 percent above a year ago,

according to USDA’s latest Cold Storage data. The total cheese inventory hit just over a billion pounds again (first time since October 2011), up 2 percent from February, but 2 percent below a year ago. Traders said the report was pretty much as expected. Heavier than anticipated milk production across the country continues to find its way to cheese plants, according to USDA. Mid April production levels were at or near capacity in many areas. Midwest milk supplies were being offered to some cheese manufacturers at below class price enhancing production. Retail demand was lower than the previous two weeks as cheese features were not as prevalent in store ads. In some cases, retail prices have increased while wholesale prices are somewhat steady. Export demand is good as U.S. prices are favorable compared to current prices in Oceania. Cash butter slipped to $1.36, down 5 1/4-cents on the week and 71 1/2cents below a year ago when the spot price gained 7 1/2-cents and hit $2.0750. Two cars sold on the week and the AMS price lost 2.2 cents, hitting $1.4408. Butter stocks are abundant compared to a year ago. The March 31 inventory stood at 210.6 million pounds, up just 5.4 million or 3 percent from February but a whopping 66.4 million pounds or 46 percent above those a year ago. Churning schedules have eased from the Easter/Passover holiday. Cream remains plentiful and USDA reports that many churns are running at or very near capacity levels. Many butter producers are able to manage their output at this time and be selective with their additional cream purchases. Butter demand has slowed considerably. In

most instances, orders are being placed for near or short term needs as many buyers feel that further price weakness will develop as milk and cream volumes increase seasonally. Retail buyers are indicating that feature activity is limited, although advertised butter continues to be present in many grocery ads. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at $1.1475, down 2 cents,

and Extra Grade was also down 2, hitting $1.1075. Farm milk supplies are steady to slowly declining. Florida milk exports dropped 24 percent the week of April 16 (190 loads) compared to the previous week (250 loads). Production in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Utah and California continues to run ahead of 2011 volumes but is holding steady. Farm milk intakes in the up-

per Midwest continue to surpass year ago volumes and are holding steady. Arizona production, which is decreasing, reflects the arrival of warmer weather. Bottled milk demand is steady to lower. Milk handlers speculate the early arrival of warm weather in the Northern states decreased several weeks of mealtime milk consumption and pushed the calendar

ahead to preferences for iced beverages. Cream demand from ice cream and ice cream mix end users hasn’t moved out of the doldrums yet, according to USDA. Looking “back to the futures;” after factoring in the announced Class III milk prices and the remaining futures, the average Class III milk price for the first six

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Mielke from B14 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, $15.95 on April 20, and was trading around $15.49 late morning on April 27. Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance the final week of April to sell a total of

2.615 million pounds of cheese and 752,000 pounds of butter to customers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. The product will be delivered through July and raised 2012 CWT cheese exports to 46 million pounds plus 39.2 million of butter to 26 countries. CWT also announced that it will begin accepting requests for export assistance for Anhy-

drous Milk Fat (AMF). The decision was “the result of a thorough economic review of world market fundamentals and the potential return on investment for dairy producers,” according to the CWT. In dairy politics; the draft Farm Bill released April 20 by the Senate Agriculture Committee included the key components of National Milk’s “Foundation for the Fu-

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ture” dairy policy reform in preparation for Agriculture Committee markup. Committee Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), along with Ranking Member Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), released the provisions of the entire farm bill, including the dairy legislative language. The Committee passed the bill April 26, 16 to 5, including the dairy reforms, and now moves to the full Senate for a vote. An amendment was going be offered by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) that would strike the dairy market stabilization program and replace it with a stand-alone margin insurance program for dairy producers but it was withdrawn. IDFA’s Jerry Slominski said “We fully support a margin insurance proposal without it being tied to a program that limits milk supply and manipulates prices. This (Bennet) amendment accomplishes the true compromise we have been urging for a long time.” National Milk countered that the amendment would have cost dairy farmers more than $400 million in additional expenses. DPW also reports that the committee did approve two amendments to the dairy title, without making major changes to the bill. One, offered by Sens. Johanns (R-Neb.) and Casey (D-Pa.), that authorizes a review of the Market Stabilization program at the end of the five-year farm bill lifespan; and a second, offered by Sen. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), that extends the MILC program through June 2013, at a reduced rate, so there is a safety net in place while the USDA implements the new dairy margin insurance program. The bill was not amended in any way that diminishes the value of the margin protection or market stabilization elements, according to NMPF CEO Jerry Kozak. Meanwhile; the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry heard testimony the same day on the dairy provisions. Part

of the discussion included a new analysis of the dairy policy changes by Dr. Scott Brown of the University of Missouri and the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), which was commissioned by the House Agriculture Committee. Brown said the reforms will have a minimal effect on milk production and dairy product exports, according to a NMPF press release. Brown’s report analyzes the Dairy Security Act (DSA), which features a voluntary margin insurance program to protect against low milk prices or high feed costs, with a basic level of coverage available to all producers for free, and a supplemental, expanded level of coverage available for farmers to purchase. If farmers enroll in the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program, they will also be subject to the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which asks them to reduce their milk output when margins are very low. NMPF said “The key take-away from the FAPRI report is that the dairy reforms reduce margin volatility at the farm level, without negatively affecting the supply of milk to either domestic or international markets.” Two other farm groups, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC), have endorsed the plan while two Midwest producer groups, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and the Minnesota Milk Producers Association (MMPA) gave it a thumbs-down. The DBA has been vocal in their opposition of the supply control mechanism contained in the DSA, according to DPW, while the MMPA said the proposed legislation must remove all language referring to “Milk Stabilization.” The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), which also testified at the Thursday hearing, previously named other dairy leaders who called for the Senate Agriculture Committee to remove the new dairy program from the draft 2012 Farm Bill and instead focus on provid-

ing proven safety-net programs, such as revenue insurance, typically used for other commodities. Those leaders included Miriam Erickson Brown, president and CEO of Anderson Erickson Dairy; Jon Davis, president and CEO of Davisco Foods International, Inc.; and David Ahlem, vice president of dairy procurement and policy for Hilmar Cheese Company, Incorporated who joined the IDFA in opposing the milk supply management program, called Dairy Market Stabilization. They charge that it would raise consumer prices, hurt exports, cost thousands of new jobs and stifle investments in new facilities. Jerry Slominski, IDFA senior vice president for legislative and economic affairs, said “Congress has been told that they can attempt to control milk supply and demand without harming consumers and the overall dairy industry, and that is simply not true.” Erickson Brown charged that the plan “will create a chain of events which will limit the milk supply for dairies like AE and result in higher milk prices for consumers.” “Last year, milk prices increased nationally on average by 11 percent, driving consumers to purchase fewer gallons of milk. A gallon of milk is the foundation for most dairies like ours.” NMPF’s Kozak testified that “America’s dairy farmers need a dramatically revised safety net in the next Farm Bill, one that shifts its emphasis from milk prices to margins,” and cited the collective loss of $20 billion in farmer equity that occurred between 2007 and 2009. “Current farm bill dairy programs are inadequate,” he argued. “Considering the higher cost of production that livestock producers are facing, and will continue to face. With America’s farmers more reliant today on volatile export markets, better risk management tools are needed,” he said.

Center for Rural Affairs applauds amendment of Senate Farm Bill Farm payment limit loopholes closed for first time On April 26, the Center for Rural Affairs praised the Senate Agriculture Committee for closing loopholes in the farm payment limitation. “We applaud the Senate Ag Committee for passing a Farm Bill that for the first time in a generation closes the gaping loopholes that have made a mockery of the farm program payment limitation,” said Chuck Hassebrook of the Center for Rural Affairs. “Most of all, we thank Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for his tireless advocacy for reducing subsidies for mega farms to drive family farms out of business.” According to Hassebrook, closing the loopholes is a critical step. And the next step is to apply those limits to uncapped premium subsidies for federal crop insurance, the most expensive element of the farm program. “If one corporation farmed every acre in America,” said Hassebrook. “The federal government would pay 60 percent of its crop insurance premiums on every acre, every year.” “Crop insurance subsidies are

highest in times of high prices — when they are needed least. That’s because it costs more to insure $6 corn than $4 corn. Crop insurance costs have doubled in the last 5 years and quadrupled in the last 10 years,” Hassebrook continued. The Center for Rural Affairs also praised Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for working to fund rural development programs through the farm bill. “If passed as it now stands,” said Hassebrook, “this farm bill will be the first in a generation to include no funding for rural development.” Brown and Nelson are pressing to change that before the bill comes before the full Senate. The Center also praised Senators John Thune (R-SD), Ben Nelson (DNE), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mike Johanns (R-NE) for winning a sodsaver provision that will reduce federal crop insurance subsidy premiums for breaking out erosion prone native grasslands for crop production.

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Subcommittee explores priorities and recommendations for farm bill conservation title WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 26, Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a hearing to learn from members of the agriculture community on how conservation programs should be structured in the 2012 Farm Bill. Conservation programs protect soil, water, wildlife, and other natural resources on agricultural land. Witnesses testified to the importance of conservation programs to assist producers and landowners with voluntary conservation initiatives, while also acknowledging the difficult budget circumstances for reauthorizing Farm Bill programs. Currently, there are more than 20 conservation programs and subprograms that are administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Some of the larger programs include: Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). Witnesses explained that streamlining programs could

achieve dual goals of making them more effective and efficient while also providing savings for deficit reduction, but cautioned that heavy funding cuts could undermine critical program functions. “We heard from a variety of witnesses today who offered their viewpoints on how we should draft the next conservation title. Given the fiscal challenges we face, we know we will have to reduce conservation spending while improving the efficiency of program delivery. Today’s panel provided us with important feedback on how we can achieve these goals while keeping our farms profitable and ensuring a better return on investment for both our nation’s producers and the America taxpayer,” said Subcommittee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA). “Conservation programs play an important role in preserving our natural resources and provide producers with the necessary tools to meet regulatory requirements. In this budget environment, it is especially important to ensure that current conservation programs are operating as efficiently as possible,” said Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).

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American Agri-Women heading to Washington D.C. to deliver ag policy positions American Agri-Women recently drafted resolutions to address issues and threats to agriculture. Representatives from this all-volunteer coalition of more than 50,000 farm, ranch, and agribusiness women will deliver these resolutions to elected officials in Washington, D.C., in early June. The group’s resolutions, which are reviewed each spring, cover ag business and economics, commodities, and natural resources. “It’s our mission — and our duty — to represent and protect those who produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for the world,” says Karen Yost of Billings, MT, AAW president. “Our meetings are also an important way we educate legislators and policy-makers.” Issues education Members also heard from ag experts at the midyear meeting, which was held at Lied Lodge, in

Nebraska City, NE. • Senator Mike Johanns from Nebraska, former secretary of agriculture, addressed the 2012 Farm Bill. • Gary Sides, cattle nutritionist, Pfizer Animal Health, addressed misconceptions regarding beef nutrition and production. • Damien Schiff, senior staff attorney from the National Litigation Center, spoke as lead attorney in Sackett v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, which concerns whether Clean Water Act compliance orders can ever be judicially reviewable. • A panel of animal ag experts answered questions regarding threats to livestock owners and producers. The panel included Mindy Patterson from the Cavalry Group; Andrea Hutchinson,

2011 New York milk production increases Total milk production in New York during 2011, at 12.8 billion pounds, was up 1 percent from 2010, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field office. The annual average number of milk cows, at 610,000 head, was down 1,000 head from the previous year. Annual output per cow averaged 21,026 pounds, up 1 percent from 2010. Cash receipts from the sale of New York milk during 2011 totaled $2.7 billion, up 24 percent from the previous year. The $21.40 per hundredweight received for all milk sold by New York farmers was up $4.00, or 23 percent, from the $17.40 re-

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Regional representation on the agriculture committees has shifted by Bob Gray It wasn’t that many years ago when the House and Senate Agriculture Committees were dominated by southerners. At one time for example more than half of the Senate Agriculture Committee members were from the south and they often had a Southern Chair on the two Committees. Over the last several years there has been a noticeable shift in geographical representation in the agriculture committees. The Senate Agriculture Committee, which numbers 21, has just four southerners that were listed previously. And that includes Senator McConnell from

Kentucky which is a border state. Eight of the Senate Agriculture Committee members are from the Midwest which has the heaviest representation on the Committee of any region. The northern plains’ states have four members and, of course, the Northeast has three which is a much larger number than we have ever had in the past. With the increased emphasis on ethanol production and nutrition programs, the cotton, rice and peanut producers now have a much smaller voice on the Senate panel. It is a sign of the times. Source: NDFC E-letter, April 27

farms was 9.19 million head, up 75,000 head from 2010. Cash receipts from marketings of milk during 2011 totaled $39.5 billion, 26.0 percent higher than 2010. Producer returns averaged $20.25 per hundredweight, 23.9 percent above 2010. Marketings totaled 195.3 billion pounds, 1.8 percent above 2010. Marketings include whole milk sold to plants and dealers and milk sold directly to consumers. An estimated 985 million pounds of milk were used on farms where produced, unchanged from 2010. Calves were fed 90 percent of this milk, with the remainder consumed in producer households.

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FDA proposes voluntary limits on antibiotics use The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a voluntary initiative to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock in order to curb antimicrobial resistance in humans. “It is critical that we take action to protect public health,” FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg said. “The new strategy will ensure farmers and veterinarians can care for animals while ensuring the medicines people need remain safe and effective. We are also reaching out to animal producers who operate on a smaller scale or in remote locations to help ensure the drugs they need to protect the health of their animals are still available.” FDA issued three guidance documents to help veterinarians, farmers and animal producers “use medically important antibiotics judiciously in food-producing animals by targeting their use to only address diseases and health problems.” The voluntary initiative discourages use of certain antibiotics for so-called production purposes such as growth and feed-efficiency enhancements in an animal. Such antibiotics would still be available to prevent, control or treat illnesses in food-producing animals under the supervision of a

veterinarian. The FDA published three documents in the Federal Register: • Final guidance for industry that recommends phasing out the agricultural production use of medically important drugs and phasing in veterinary oversight of therapeutic uses of these drugs. • A draft guidance, open for public comment, which will assist drug companies in voluntarily removing production uses of antibiotics from their FDA-approved product labels; adding, where appropriate, scientifically-supported disease prevention, control, and treatment uses; and changing the marketing status to include veterinary oversight. • A draft proposed Veterinary Feed Directive regulation, open for public comment, that outlines ways that veterinarians can authorize the use of certain animal drugs in feed, which is important to make the needed veterinary oversight feasible and efficient. The links to the Federal Register postings can be found in the FDA section at Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly April 13

2011 meat animal marketings and gross income New York livestock producers marketed 269 million pounds of meat animals during 2011, down 6 percent from the 2010 total of 285 million pounds, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA’s National Agri-

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Applications accepted now through June 15 for Farm to School grants On April 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a Request for Applications (RFA) for a new farm to school grant program. The RFA is now posted on and the USDA Farm to School website. There will be two types of grants available. 1. Planning grants are intended primarily for K-12 school food authorities who participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program that are in the beginning phases of their farm to school efforts.

2. Implementation grants are geared towards advancing existing farm to school initiatives. K-12 school food authorities who participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program, along with State and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, and non-profit entities working in partnership with school districts, may apply for implementation grants. The grants require at least a 25 percent funding match. Applications are

due June 15, 2012 and awards are expected to be made in October 2012. Planning grants are expected to range from $20,000 - $45,000 and represent approximately 25 percent of the total awards. Implementation grants are expected to range from $65,000 $100,000 and represent approximately 75 percent of the total awards. Given the HHFKA mandate that priority consideration be given to schools serving a high proportion of children who are eligible for free or reduced price meals, projects that serve school districts and

schools that have high free and reduced price meal enrollment will receive extra points in evaluation scoring. Two webinars will be offered in order for applicants to learn more about this grant opportunity. • Tuesday, May 15, 1 p.m. EST Implementation grants • Thursday, May 17, 1 p.m. EST Planning grants For more information, please visit the USDA Farm to School website at and the Farm to School grant program RFA.

Penn State webinar will explore link between dairy flooring, footing and lameness UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Lameness is a critical animal health, profitability and wellbeing issue. There are numerous risk factors associated with lameness – including conditions that originate inside the hoof, and stresses and challenges from the environment in which the cow lives. The design and management of both the flooring and the resting area in a dairy have a direct influence on the overall hoof health of the dairy herd. The Penn State Ex-

tension Dairy Team is hosting a webinar that will show producers how lameness develops, and how to design and manage dairy facilities to help promote healthy hooves. Titled “The Relationship between Flooring, Footing and Lameness,” the webinar will be presented by Dr. Ernest Hovingh, Penn State Extension veterinarian, and Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension engineer. It will be held Tuesday, May 8, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Eastern

time. It is free of charge. The webinar is part of the Technology Tuesdays series designed for dairy producers, their employees and agri-business professionals. The webinar format permits participants to enjoy an educational program, in real-time, from the comfort and convenience of their office computer. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters. Although there is no fee to participate, advance registra-

tion is required no later than noon the day before the webinar. To register, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Office, toll-free, at 888-373-7232 or register online at Participants must have a highspeed Internet connection and speakers on their computer in order to see and hear the presentation. Past Technology Tuesdays webinars have focused on a

myriad of cow-centered housing topics, including the design and management of resting areas, hot-weather management in freestall and tie stall dairies, feed and water system design and management, among others. Recordings of all past Technology Tuesdays webinars can be found at This webinar series qualifies for SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit.

NFU: Palm oil does not meet RFS WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting the agency’s analysis that found that palm oil used as biodiesel and renewable energy would not qualify as meeting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) set by

Congress. “We are seeing the conversion of rainforests to production agriculture in order to produce palm oil, which negatively impacts biodiversity and carbon sequestration,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “Many palm oil plantations are draining peatlands, which has a significant

impact on CO2 emissions. Together, these two factors negate most of the benefits realized from using palm oil as a renewable fuel.” Because of the negative environmental impact caused by the reduction of rainforest land and draining of peatlands, the EPA’s analysis found that palm


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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 • 10:30 A.M. Allenn Byler, (17) Head dairy. Good milk cows in this herd. Hols. & (8) Jersey Crosses. Robertt & Tinaa Sharp, (50) Head dairy. (45) Mature cows & (5) bred heifers. (18) Recently fresh, and (15) Due for May & June. AI breeding. (12) R&W Holsteins, (1) Brown Swiss due in June. (10) Jersey's & Jersey Crosses. A nice, young herd. Already consigned, springing 1st calf heifers & open heifers from NB to breeding age. Machinery: JD 5325, 4WD, ROPS. JD 4030, canopy, 2942 hrs. Kubota M4700, 4WD & loader, 665 hrs. Kubota L3300, 4WD & loader, 1129 hrs. NH LS 170 skidsteer, 2500 hrs. JD 335 round baler. INT 430 square baler. NH 7ft. haybine. 4 star tedder. NH 24 ft. hay/grain elevator. 12" rock flex discs. MF chisel plow-7 shank. Brillion 10 ft. cultipacker. JD 10 ft. disc. NH 305 V spreader. NI 3622 spreader. FS 500 fert. spreader. Many more items. Watch for complete listing. Sale Managed By:

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oil would not reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions enough to qualify under the RFS. “NFU supports the findings of EPA’s analysis, which indicates that biodiesel and renewable diesel produced from

palm oil would not qualify as meeting the minimum 20 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) performance threshold for renewable fuel under the RFS program,” said Johnson. “EPA’s analysis estimated lifecycle

greenhouse gas emission reductions of 17 percent and 11 percent respectively for these biofuels compared to the statutory baseline petroleum-based diesel fuel used in the RFS program.”

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Gillibrand urges U.S. Senate not to tighten our belts on backs of the hungry at Farm Bill hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand released the following opening statement on the Farm Bill for the Agriculture Committee Mark-Up on April 26: “Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, for your leadership. Thank you, Ranking Member Roberts, for your leadership. Both of your dedication and extraordinary hard work has led us up to today. I do appreciate the great work you did in terms of including some of my amendments in the Manager’s Package. I am particularly grateful for the investment in rural broadband that will make a huge economic engine available for all of rural America. I think including the Healthy Food Initiative will make sure that fewer food deserts exist in our country, that kids can have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. I was very grateful for the crop insurance for fruits and vegetables. We obviously needed to reform that, and I think the way you did that really will make a difference, so farmers don’t lose everything if they have a catastrophic storm. “And I do appreciate the investments you’ve made in terms of trying to help long-term dairy reform. I think the transparency that you’ve added, both for cold storage and for voting rights, is really important and will help to reform that industry. I also think that the transition you’ve provided, to allow a better, safer and a more reasonable transition between now and the implementation of the current draft of the dairy title is not only wise, but extremely helpful, so, I appreciate those areas. “I’ve been traveling all across New York State since I’ve been in the Senate, over the last three years, and I’ve listened intently to my farmers. I’ve listened intently to all those in ag industries, and those who are so committed to making sure our children get the food they need to be healthy. And I know that this farm bill

is much more than a set of esoteric numbers. It’s very much about the decisions we are making towards economic growth, towards our agriculture industries, and the moral obligation we have to our families that are at risk. So as we move forward in this debate, there’s two issues I just want to highlight because I feel so strongly about them and I have some significant concerns. “First of all, under this current draft, families in New York will lose about $45 a month in their food stamps, which means the third week of the month, many families’ children will go to school hungry, and that’s a high concern for me as a mother. Now, not every state has the population that New York State has. We have 20 million people in our state. That means under this draft bill, 300,000 families are going to be affected. That’s 300,000 families that may be more food insecure now than they were before. And that means less food on a kitchen table for children. And so I have very grave concerns about what that says about us, and what we’re going to do for it. “I want to bring three issues up about food stamps. First, it is such an extraordinary investment. For every dollar that you put into the SNAP program, you get out $1.79. That is a statistic from the USDA. Second, there is so little fraud in food stamps. It’s less than 1 percent. One cent for every dollar. This is not a place where people are taking advantage, it’s a place where families need these resources. And, third, as a mother, our children need food to grow. It is the most simple, elemental thing that a family must provide for their children. They need food to grow, they need food to learn, and they need food to reach their Godgiven potential. “So I urge my colleagues who are looking for places where we need to tighten our belts. Please, do not ask that of

hungry children. It is the one place we should not be tightening a belt. These are children who need this food. I’ve been to food pantries, I’ve been to food banks, I’ve been to soup kitchens, and I can tell you: they say that the increase is with families with children. And so, when we are looking at these balancing issues, we should be making the choice to increase our investment in food stamps. With every bit of belt tightening we do, and we are all very proud of the fact that this bill is doing deficit reduction, I urge you: this is the one place we should not increase our cuts. For every Senator who has an amendment to increase cuts, this is the wrong priority for America and it’s the wrong priority for our future. “The second issue I care a lot about is the future of dairy in this country. New York is the number three producer of dairy in the nation. We have had historic losses over the last decade. Hundreds of dairy farms are going out of business every year. Over 25 percent in the last several years have been lost in New York State, because of our policies and because of the volatility in

the market. Agricultural inputs, like feed and fuel, keep rising, but safety nets have not been preserved. “And so the concern I have with this current dairy title is very simple. Right now, we are asking if you want to have a safety net, you have to cap your production. Now, many of us share this concern about capping production because we want to export our dairy, so we don’t love capping production. And so, if you’re going to have a safety net, you have to cap your production. That’s concern number one. “Concern number two: if you are a small dairy, these payments are expensive, thousands of dollars a year to have this safety net. And the return under this new revised program will be less than it’s been before. So, MILC has been inadequate, largely because MILC has never been indexed to inflation. It’s never kept up with the cost of production, the cost of feed, the cost of fuel. And so now we’re taking a new program that will reduce the amount of money that will go to small dairies even if they agree to cap their production and buy this new insurance pro-



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gram. “So I’m very worried about more small farms going out of business. I’m very worried about what happens to America if we consolidate milk production. Once you consolidate an industry, the next step is outsourcing. I don’t ever want to have to buy my milk from China. I want milk produced in America, and so I think, from a national security per-

spective, we should be making sure we have good, wholesome food production in all parts of the country. “So Madam Chairwoman, I look forward to working with you on these issues. I know that we’re going to continue to work through them with some other amendments, and perhaps on the floor, but I did want you to know where my concerns lay.”

New York State Spring Wool Pool set May 10-12 Finger Lakes Sheep Producers Co-op will hold wool pool at Empire Farm Day site, Route 414, south of Seneca Falls, NY. Wool receiving will be Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. This is the only spring pool in New York State. Those bringing over 1,000 pounds must contact Gary Fisher at 607-387-5804 for scheduling. There are three grades clean, off sorts and colored wool. Wool needs to be sorted prior to bringing it to the pool. We will not accept wool that is more than two years from shearing, wool with poly contamination, any hair sheep cross wool. The wool pool is run with your volunteer help. For additional information call Mark Harth at 607546-2341.

NYFVI Bilingual Project prompts spinoff for Western New York dairy farms The New York Farm Viability Institute’s bilingual dairy training project has spunoff an independent program in support of Western New York dairy farms with Spanish-speaking employees. Learning a new job can be tough enough — imagine trying to learn it in a foreign language, and then add that the job is working with dairy animals. Thanks to a New York Farm Viability Institute project designed to help facilitate the training of Spanish-speaking employees on New York’s dairy farms, farms are seeing the benefits and Western New York dairies now have access to a new dairy-knowledgeable, culturally-sensitive bilingual trainer.

Based on the success of the bilingual project on farms in more than two dozen New York counties since the program began in 2007, the North West New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension and PRO-DAIRY have recently hired a Dairy Hispanic Training Associate to work with farms in the 10-county region. New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) Managing Director David Grusenmeyer says, “This spinoff from the Institute’s successful demonstration project is a perfect example of the agricultural community seeing the value of an initiative supported by the Institute and now making it their own to meet a


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with access to an educator-trainer well-studied in the dairy industry and Spanish-speaking cultures, and fluent in both English and Spanish. Project leader Jerry Bertoldo notes, “The cultural aspects of this type of training are a vital aspect of its success. An educator needs to have a skill for putting the Latino employees at ease and gaining their respect with an understanding of their culture, customs, and dialect of Spanish.” Project educator Greg Coffta developed Spanish language training resources on milking parlor protocols, bovine reproduction, herd health, calving and calf care, and other topics. Individual training sessions were customized to fit each farm business’s specific needs. Jeff Mulligan of Mulligan Farm in Avon, NY, has Spanish-speaking employees in such critical roles as assistant herdsman, feeder, and

fresh cow caretaker. He says, “Having access to a trainer who speaks Spanish is especially important when you introduce new equipment on the farm.” Katie Stein of D&D Dairy of Scottsville, NY, says, “We need this program to help us communicate with our workers and to make the farm work well. For example, Greg did a Spanish language training on heat detection here that has helped us get our cows bred sooner which helps us make more milk. This program is a great asset to us and critical to our farms’ success.” D&D Dairy has already begun working with Libby Gaige, Coffta’s successor. Gaige brings bilingual fluency, Cornell Animal Science and Spanish degrees, and experience with the Peace Corps and on dairy farms in New York and Spain to her new role in Western New York. “This project now moves forward with sup-

port from farmers who pay a fee-for-service and with funding through Cornell University and the 10-county North West New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team. People took note of the success of the project and the transfer of this training has been a perfect segue from the Institute to the industry,” Bertoldo says. To learn more about the North West New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team’s new Dairy Hispanic training program, visit the Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY; or call 585-343-3040 ext.133; the Team’s bilingual printed resources, include the Spanish language edition of the “Calf Manager” CD are online at Learn more about the New York Farm Viability Institute at

Wyoming County Drinking Water Taste Test Results: In observance of New York State Water Week, the Wyoming County Health Department and Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District conducted the water taste test at the 2012 Trailside Envi-

rothon held on April 25. Activities held during Water Week, such as the taste test, are designed to help citizens understand the importance of protecting and conserving our valuable water supplies. Samples from

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Friday, May 18th, 2012 • 5 PM 104 Ushers RD. Mechanicville, NY (Town of Halfmoon) 2800 sq ft ranch home and barn w/ 40 acres plus one acre building lot. Sold separately and in combination. Zoned light industrial. Can be used for Ag, residential or industrial purposes. A great opportunity to buy a home in nearly perfect move-in condition with some great land. House has 3 bedrooms/2 baths and separate mother in law or income apartment. 2 car garage and paved driveway. Real estate sells @ 7pm.Check our website for details. Terms for Real Estate: 10% buyers premium. 10% of bid payable immediately following auction. All buyers must have $5000 cash or guaranteed funds made out to Mary Ann Larkin Realty to register. Balance of 10% in cash or check. Closing required within 60 days. RE Brokers protected. Call our office for details. Also selling: At 5PM sharp 24 older farm tractors including JD520: (4) Ford 851; (3) Ford 840; Ford 600 & 900; (6) Ford 8Ns & 9Ns; (2) Ford 3000; Ford 8N Worthington Chief; Ferguson; MM BF; IH H; Case DC; trailer; several 3pt implements; 10 scrap vehicles; 20 pcs scrap farm eq +many more misc items. Term on Farm Equipment: All items sold as is. Full payment by cash or good check payable at auction. List is subject to change. James MacFadden-Auctioneer 518-284-2090

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six municipal water systems throughout Wyoming County, including Warsaw, Castile, Wyoming, Arcade, Attica, and Perry, were taste tested and ranked. The 2012 best tasting water for the second year in a row, earning the most votes was the Village of Arcade; second place went to the Village of Perry. The Village of Arcade

now has the honor of being the best tasting water in Wyoming County and is eligible to compete for the title of the best tasting water in New York State. Special thanks to the Wyoming County Health Department for their assistance in conducting this year’s contest. Source: Wyoming County SWCD, Warsaw, NY


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Directions: (GPS address: 320 Genesee Road, Arcade, NY 14009) Arcade is 30 miles south of Buffalo. From Arcade take Rt 39W, go 2 1/2 miles to 16N, turn right at light and go 1 1/2 miles (next intersection past Earl's Drive-In) then turn right onto Genesee Rd. Farm on left. From the North Take Rt 16S to Chaffee-Farm is 1/2 mile South of Chaffee. Look for auction signs.

specific need for New York’s agricultural industry. “Worker retention is a key concern for any employer. Most Spanishspeaking employees on dairy farms are interested in learning new skills or improving existing skills,” he adds. “Bilingual trainers with technical knowledge about the dairy industry can help minimize language and cultural barriers so willing workers can learn to handle more responsibility and make New York’s farms stronger.” Grusenmeyer and Cornell University colleague Thomas Maloney were the first to report on Hispanic dairy farm labor issues in the northeast in 2005. Grusenmeyer says, “Our survey of farm owners and employees identified language and communication issues as the two of the top challenges on dairy farms.” In 2007, the NYFVI developed a pilot project to provide dairy owners

Mild winter: Pests and diseases likely on the rise Pioneer experts recommend scouting fields early and often to minimize damage Mild temperatures have kick-started an early planting season this year, as well as the potential for increased pests and disease pressures for growers. In fact, entomologists already are seeing significant captures of black cutworm and true armyworm in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Scouting the fields may be one of the best ways to successfully manage damage to young plants, say experts from Pioneer HiBred, a DuPont business. “Below freezing temperatures normally kill most pests and diseases or sets them back a bit,” says Paula Davis, Pioneer senior manager for insect and disease traits. “Given this year’s mild winter conditions, however, we might see insect and disease activity earlier

and more of it.” Because seed treatments vary in the degree of control against different pests and diseases, Davis says farmers should keep a close eye on their crops as the growing season progresses. Potential pests to watch for Several insects should be carefully monitored during the planting season: Black cutworm Black cutworms are most commonly drawn to weedy fields with high plant residue and weedy field boundaries. Clear, tilled fields generally see lower levels of infestations. Although fields that use no-till or conservation tillage and use a burndown herbicide to control weeds are still at risk. A timely application of a burndown herbicide in spring can kill potential host plants.

Davis recommends that, if using a burndown herbicide, growers should wait at least a week before planting to reduce the risk of cutworms moving from dying weeds to seedling corn. True armyworm True armyworms migrate north in the spring and prefer to lay eggs in grassy areas. Small grains, pastures and corn planted near grassy areas are at greatest risk of damage. Corn flea beetle Corn flea beetles can cause severe plant damage and reduce yields through the possible transmission of Stewart’s bacterial wilt. Although most corn hybrids are resistant to Stewart’s bacterial wilt, it is still important to scout for flea beetles. The most effective management tactic is to use an insecticide

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A new approach to molecular plant breeding by Dennis O’Brien A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has shown researchers and plant breeders a better way to handle the massive amounts of data being generated by plant molecular studies, using an approach that should help speed up development of improved crop varieties. Jean-Luc Jannink, who is with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit at the agency’s Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, in Ithaca, NY, has demonstrated that by using a statistical approach known as Genomic Selection (GS), scientists can capture and exploit more of the data produced by the growing number of studies focused on DNA sequences found in plant genomes. GS is currently used in cattle breeding. ARS is the principal intramural scientific research agency in USDA. This research supports the USDA priorities of improving agricultural sustainability and promoting international food security. Scientists and plant breeders increasingly use molecular tools to develop improved crop varieties. By identifying genes associated with desirable traits, they don’t have to wait to observe crops grown from seeds. But molecular tools require analyzing massive amounts of data, and important traits like drought tolerance and yield are the result of the

combined actions of multiple genes, each with a small effect. These genes are called quantitative trait loci (QTLs), and the conventional Marker -Assisted Selection (MAS) approach to handling molecular data has limited power to detect small-effect QTLs and estimate their effects. Jannink’s recommended GS approach exploits more data by including all of the small-effect QTLs and estimating the effects of all of the known genetic markers in a plant population. Jannink and his colleagues recently constructed statistical models, using both GS and MAS approaches, and compared how well they could predict values associated with 13 agronomic traits in crosses made from a “training population” assembled for the study. They gauged the model’s accuracy by comparing their predictions with field observations of 374 lines of wheat. The results showed the GS approach was more accurate at predicting trait values. Jannink had similar success in a study using oats. Both studies were published in The Plant Genome. The work is expected to speed up molecular breeding efforts and should prove extremely useful, given the pace of advances in DNA technology. Read more about this research in the April 2012 issue of Agricultural Research magazine.

seed treatment first. Insecticides also may be applied as foliar sprays if insect populations are abundant according to each state’s recommended threshold. Bean leaf beetle Mild winters increase overwintering survival of bean leaf beetles. Adults are strongly attracted to early-planted soybean fields — making the newly emerging plants more at risk for damage. When scouting for bean leaf beetles, look closely in soil cracks or under debris where they typically like to hide. Potential diseases to monitor Pythium and Phytophthora - These water molds are favored by cool, wet conditions that delay emergence. Phytophthora is much more aggressive when soil temperatures are above 55 degrees and

soils are saturated for more than 24 hours. “Seedling diseases caused by fungi can be extremely destructive on corn and soybeans,” says Scott Heuchelin, Pioneer research scientist, field pathology. “Fungicidal seed treatments are a great way to protect the seedling for the first few weeks until the plant has emerged and is well established,” he says. “Suboptimal field conditions, such as prolonged saturated soils, can diminish a fungicidal seed treatment’s effectiveness. Saturated soils also stress the germinating seed with low oxygen conditions that make germinating seeds more susceptible to fungi like Pythium and Phytophthora.” Management suggestions Compared to other seasons, the importance of scouting the

fields for insect pests has never been greater. Fields with previous seedling blight issues and no-till or non-rotated fields are at greater risk of seedling blights. To catch possible problems early on, ideally growers should examine their fields at least once a week and observe emergence. Delayed or uneven emergence may indicate a fungal or insect pest is affecting seedling establishment. Heuchelin says if there are any indicators of pest or disease pressure, growers can look to their local Pioneer agronomist for guidance. For more information about disease and pests in your area, visit the Pest and Disease Guide on under the Agronomy tab or contact your local Pioneer sales professional.

Cattaraugus County 4-H member visits New York City by Katie Stang, Perrysburg, NY ELLICOTTVILLE, NY — The following article was written by Katie Stang of Perrysburg, NY. The trip Katie is writing about is an award trip sponsored by the Cattaraugus County 4-H Program. The member must complete an interview process complete with a 4-H resume and cover letter to show their participation in the 4-H program. The New York City Careers’ Trip is a competitive trip, with only two members chosen to represent the county each year. When talking about sightseeing in school there was never a time that Times Square in New York City was not discussed. I would see pictures and listen to the others’ fascinating stories on how beautiful it was. I always longed for one day where I could tell the story of my own experience in Times Square. Luckily for me, I was chosen to be one of the Cattaraugus County 4-H members to be on my way to NYC. A dream I never thought possible. It was in NYC that I discovered a whole new world outside the cows and small towns of western New York. The days leading up to the trip became very nerve wrecking. The new experience I was about to face had my excitement level through the roof. The six hour car ride was the only part I was dreading. Fortunately I had my good friend Colleen Bailey there to keep me company. Well, the morning of the trip my 4-H educator, Bonnie Moore, and I come to find out that Colleen came down with a terrible cold and was unable to attend. At that moment I did not feel quite too comfortable either. Riding with four other people I did not know was stepping a little far outside my comfort zone. The

silence grew awkward with the minutes that passed. It was not until I lost my phone in the car that us four kids actually spoke to each other. After the five minutes it took to find my phone the ice had been broken and I knew I was going to be alright after all. Entering NYC was like entering a war zone. No matter what way I turned there was always something going on, every which way had a different activity going on — similar to the New York State Fair except these activities were everyday motions for these people. The first day we spent sightseeing Times Square. It was absolutely beautiful, just as those kids had mentioned and nothing less. We had gone to Toys-RUs, the Hershey store, and the M&M store. We had passed the Rockefeller Center and I happened to notice that they were in the process of putting up the huge Christmas tree. The trunk had to be bigger than an average car. The ice skating they had underneath was like heaven on earth. The next place we were able to go was the Top of the Rock. We had the chance to be on the top levels of the building which has 70 floors. Being up there made me feel as if you I could not be any higher. It was truly spectacular. It was heaven in the skies. The next two days seemed all but perfect. The weather held off which had allowed us to enjoy every moment in New York City. Visiting the monument that has been a part of our country for centuries, Lady Liberty had to have been one of the best experiences of the trip. I underestimated the actual size and was in complete amazement. It’s incredible seeing the history of America unfold with the trip to Ellis Island. We walked through the

4-Hers at Times Square near CBS morning show. Katie Stang is the second student on the right. Photo courtesy of Cattaraugus County CCE

museum and made our way to the wall of names of those who came to America through Ellis Island. It was truly a sight to see. Overall, my trip to New York City was everything I had imagined it would be. I would not have had it any other way. Those I met from different counties were some of the nicest people. My life long goal of taking a trip to the Big Apple has been fulfilled, unfortunately, it only has made me want to travel there more and more. I want to take this time to thank Cattaraugus County 4-H and the 4-H program for allowing me to attend such an event. The lessons I learned, the places I was

able to go and the memories I built would not have been possible without the 4-H program. Thanks to 4-H I was able to check off going to the city that never sleeps off my bucket list. I will always consider this trip as one of the greatest experiences, out of the many, that 4-H has given me. Thank you 4-H for allowing me to blossom in the land we call America. Anyone aged 5 to 19 years old can become a 4-H member, if you would like to join 4-H, please contact your local 4-H office. In Cattaraugus County, please contact Bonnie Moore, 4-H Program Educator, at 716-6992377 Ext. 120.

Ontario County 4-H — Unique Horse Careers Camp — opportunity for young horse lovers older youth may apply especially if they have not yet decided on a career path. With over 150,000 horses in New York State, there are a lot of careers that will be explored during the 6-day camp, including veterinarian, vet technicians, horse breeders, riding instructors, trainers and barn managers. Past participants may apply for this camp again this year. This year the focus, like in the past, is to have fun and learn while being with others who love horses. This week long camp cost is $300 which includes all meals, day tours and 4-H Camp Bristol Hills experience. In addition, the 4-H Equine Careers Camp is being partially funded by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Agriculture and New York State Breeding Development

Photo from the 2010 Equine Career Camp.

Fund, Cargill Feeds and other donors. For more information or an application, contact Amy Morrisey at Ontario County Cooperative

Photo courtesy of Ontario County CCE Extension at 585-394-3977 x 429 or at or at or

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Young people who are passionate about horses and learning more about the equine industry as a career have a unique summer camp to attend July 1-6. These youth are invited to attend the 8th Equine Career Camp sponsored by Ontario County 4-H. This year those attending will experience a week of day trips to many interesting farms, clinics, a race track and a college visit with an equine focus. This Equine Career Camp will be held at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, outside of Canandaigua where those attending will be able to enjoy the camping program including the camp pool and the ropes course during the evening hours. This camp is targeted at middle school youth who are thinking about the horse industry as their career, but

Home,, Family,, Friendss & You The Kitchen Diva by Angela Shelf Medearis

Create a home spa for Mother’s Day If you’re looking for an unusual (and budget-friendly) gift Mother’s Day, why not create a spa at home? You can pamper Mom using a few simple recipes that will make her feel loved from head to toe. When mixing your home spa treatments, use fresh, high quality ingredients for the best results. All of the ingredients can be found in your refrigerator, pantry or local grocery store. Never use ingredients for your home spa treatments that you wouldn’t want to eat. Your skin, the largest organ on your body, breathes and is porous. It will absorb the properties of the ingredients you are using. Finally, ensure the containers or jars you will be using are sterile by boiling them in hot water. This will help prevent contamination of your finished product, which could lead to spoilage. Do not store the assembled spa treatments any longer than the shelf life of the most perishable ingredient. A pretty box or basket filled with jars of your custom-made spa treatments, a decorative label you create, hand-written or printed instruction labels, and a note of appreciation for your Mom makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day!

Cucumber hair treatment

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If Mom loves to swim or has trouble with dry hair, this home-made spa treatment works wonders to combat the effects of chlorine damage and adds moisture to the hair. 1 egg 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 medium-sized cucumber, peeled and chopped Blend egg, olive oil and cucumber in a blender or

food processor until smooth. Spread evenly through hair, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Tomato blemish remedy This homemade spa recipe aids with facial blemishes using household ingredients. 1 ripe tomato, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon instant-style oatmeal or old fashioned rolled oats Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until just combined into a paste. Apply to blemishes on the skin, making sure mixture is thick enough to stay in place. Leave on skin 10 minutes. Remove mixture with damp washcloth, rinse and pat dry.

Chocolate facial mask This creamy mask is an excellent moisturizer, leaving skin baby soft. Recommended for normal skin. 1/3 cup cocoa powder (not Dutch processed) 3 teaspoons heavy cream 2 teaspoons cottage cheese 1/4 cup honey 3 teaspoons instant oatmeal Mix all ingredients together in food processor or blender. Smooth mixture onto face. Relax for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat face dry.

Strawberry hand and foot exfoliant Strawberries contain a natural fruit acid that aids exfoliation. 8-10 strawberries 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon of coarse salt, such as Kosher Salt or Sea Salt Mix all ingredients together into a paste using food

stock.xchg photo processor or blender. Use mixture over a sink or place feet in empty tub, as the paste is messy. Massage mixture onto hands and feet. Leave on hands and feet for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry. (Recipes courtesy of Guide to Spas.) (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

Comfort Foods made Fast and Healthy! by Healthy Exchanges Ham and scalloped potatoes Scalloped potatoes as they were intended to taste! Just fill your slow cooker and forget about it until dinnertime. What could be easier? 3 cups diced extra-lean ham 6 1/2 cups thinly sliced cooked potatoes 1 cup diced onion 1 1/2 cups shredded, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can reduced-fat cream of celery soup 2 tablespoons fat-free half and half 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1. Spray a slow-cooker container with butter-flavored cooking spray. Layer half of the ham, half of the potatoes, half the onions and half the cheese in prepared container. Repeat layers. 2. In a small bowl, combine celery soup, half and half and parsley flakes. Spoon soup mixture evenly over top of potato mixture. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Mix well before serving. Makes 8 (1 cup) servings. • Each serving equals: About 230 calories, 6g fat, 18g protein, 26g carb., 876mg sodium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 Meat, 1 1/2 Starch. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Town of Palmyra Highway Department • Palmyra, New York (Rochester Area) General Public Welcome!

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, E-hoe, 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 L4WD 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., 69K100K 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, 47K-67K 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:

Special Public Auction @ CNY Farm Supply

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SELLING - Construction Equipment incl: Excavators, Backhoes, Dozers, Boom Lifts, Forklifts, Skid Steer Loaders & Accessories. Tractors & Compacts, Farm Machinery, Trucks, Vehicles, Trailers. Also Selling: Lawn mowers incl: Cub Cadet, John Deere, Ferris & X-Mark; Many ATV's, Toys & much more! Check out for updates, terms and pics of items. CNY Farm Supply - 607-218-0200


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