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“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:20-21


Farm Fest welcomes families to a day on the farm by Jennifer Wagester AVON, NY — Nonstop rain on Oct. 1 kept crowd sizes small at Farm Fest this year. Those who braved the weather came prepared with umbrellas and rain coats and moved quickly between tentcovered areas. The anticipated crowd of 1,000 turned out to be about 250. Last year, approximately 750 people attended Farm Fest. Livingston County Farm Bureau organizes Farm Fest to give families an opportunity to learn more about agriculture. The event started two decades ago and was held every two years. Last year, at the request of participants and the community, the decision was made to hold it annually. For the past few years, Coyne Farms on Route 5 and 20 has hosted Farm Fest. The farm’s location near I-390 makes it a convenient stop for those coming from Rochester or outlying areas. From the I-390 exit, visitors travel east for less than a mile before seeing a large red and white sign for Farm Fest. The Coyne family dairy started in 1922 with 20 Guernsey cows that were milked by hand. Today, Coyne Farms milks about 1,000 cows using a double

16 Germania Herringbone milking parlor. Farm Fest participants were able to tour the milking parlor and visit cows in one of the free stall barns. Jackson Wright and Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, were on hand to help children and adults learn more about cows. They are members of the North West New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for Cornell University Cooperate Extension. Cows contentedly munched their food or rested on their beds while children giggled and pointed. Near the barn, antique tractors and modern day farm machinery were displayed. Adults and children were welcome to check out the equipment and sit in the driver seats. On a rainy day, the cab tractors offered a dry retreat. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department mobile station was parked next to the tractors. Officers and staff were present to issue Safe Child ID cards to parents and guardians. The cards contain a child’s picture, name, biographical information, and fingerprint images of both index fingers. They are made in less than two minutes and assist with locating children if they become missing.

Wheat makes a great “sand” box! Youngsters at Farm Fest dig in.

Team Farm Fest: Livingston County Farm Bureau members helped make the day fun for those who braved the wet weather. Photos by Jennifer Wagester

On the south lawn, tents housing children’s activities and farm animals offered fun for all ages. Young kids could drive toy tractors and trucks through corn and wheat kernels or place their faces in the ovals of farmthemed pictures. Older youth enjoyed watching artist Mr. Scribbles (Michael Sparling) create cartoons before their eyes. Sara Batzing Cole and Donna Walker tended the petting zoo, which included two piglets, a calf, a miniature horse, chickens, ducks, and two donkeys. Livingston County Cooperative Extension hosted a booth promoting 4-H and also displayed Saanen goats and Icelandic sheep. The black, wooly Icelandic sheep were a favorite with visitors. Children could milk a cow (replica) while meeting the reigning Livingston County Dairy Princess, Cali Hauslauer. The Livingston County Dairy Princess Program is sponsored by the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and is open to young ladies who are connected to the Livingston County dairy industry. Princess Cali enjoyed meeting young people and helping them learn more about where milk comes from. Visitors could sample milk in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. The Intense Milk was donated by Upstate Farms. Upstate Farms is a farmer

owned cooperative. About 390 dairy farmers in the Western New York area own and supply milk to Upstate. Hot beverages and lunch items were also available through food vendors. A covered seating area provided a dry spot to eat or relax. Had weather permitted, attendees would have taken a wagon ride down Jenks Road to visit the largest process control vermicomposting facility in the Eastern U.S. At the “worm farm” operated by RT Solutions, manure from Coyne Farms is composted and then processed organically by over 8 million earthworms. The resulting organic worm casting fertilizer is called Worm Power. While kids love learning about worms, the chemical and biological processes involved in turning manure into fortified fertilizer appeal to adults. As many learn, science is a big part of agriculture. Livingston County Farm Bureau President, Peter Vonglis, looks forward to the opportunity for better weather and larger crowds in 2012. Farm Fest is geared toward families with young children who want to experience a day at a farm. In addition to Farm Fest, the Livingston County Farm Bureau also hosts ice cream booths at the Livingston County fairs in Hemlock and Canandaigua and supports agriculture literacy efforts in schools.

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S&T Farm - a love affair with red heads by Sally Colby A New York family began their sheep enterprise with some average animals, but a ram by the name of Clark changed everything. Mandy Swartz, who was in Harrisburg PA, recently for the Keystone International Livestock Expo (KILE), explained the start of her family’s affinity for the Tunis, the only breed of sheep with red heads and legs. “My parents started with Tunis in the 1980s in partnership with my uncle,” said Mandy. “They bought a flock and split it with a farm in Missouri.” Clark, the ram, was acquired through a swap in the late 80s. “He put our farm on the map.

He was our big star,” she said. “We focused on structural correctness, the biggest thing we needed to change. In 1992, we had the grand champion ewe at the Big E — one of the biggest highlights ever.” Since that win, the family has had several more national champions. At one time, the Attica, New York farm was home to 200 Tunis ewes and 800 Dorset cross commercial ewes — one of the largest flocks in the northeast. Mandy says that her mom’s bout with cancer forced the family to cut back on sheep numbers. “When we cut back, we kept the best of the best,” said Mandy. “We kept concentrating

on keeping and breeding the best ones, and now we have the best ewes we’ve ever had.” Today, S&T farm includes 25 Tunis ewes and several rams. Why Tunis? “They’re a dual-purpose breed,” said Mandy. “Their fleece is sought after by spinners, especially the lambs’ fleeces because they have that red tint.” Mandy describes the fleece as soft, somewhat open, and creamy colored rather than true white. Another breed feature is strong mothering instincts and good milk quality. “Sheep dairies sometimes use Tunis for components,” said Mandy, comparing the breed to Jersey cows.

“The high-fat milk makes lambs grow quickly.” Rams are added to the flock for mid-January through mid-March lambs. The family also breeds for some mid-fall lambs, although Mandy says that it’s hard to manage spring breeding because it comes at the same time as haymaking and other spring farm activities. “We flush them with extra feed,” said Mandy, “and they do pretty well for fall lambing.” Because Mandy and her siblings had always competed against one another in Tunis classes, they decided to branch out with other breeds so they could compete

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Tunis sheep owned and exhibited by S&T Farm were in harmony with the season during the Keystone Livestock Expo in Harrisburg, PA.


LynOaken Farms: A signature variety by Jennifer Wagester LYNDONVILLE, NY — Differentiation, regardless of the industry, is a vital component to surviving in a competitive market. LynOaken Farms embodies this concept and has developed a taste all their own. From the sweet, crisp crunch of a Jonagold to farm fresh apple cider — it’s LynOaken. Leonard Oakes established the farm in 1918. It has operated under the Oakes family since that time. Leonard’s daughter-in-law, Wanda Oakes, is still actively involved at age 81. As the family matriarch, she provides encouragement and support to her children who are now at the helm. Her son Darrell Oakes directs fruit production and daughter Wendy Oakes Wilson oversees business administration. Additional family members and employees, totaling 78 with more at harvest time, contribute to farm operation. In total, LynOaken grows 260 acres of apples along with 50 acres of tart cherries, 20 acres of peaches, and 15 acres of grapes. Continuous improvement is what creates their signature. Alongside proven practices are experimental ones. Variety trials are maintained to identify promising new apples, one of which included the Jonagold that was named by Wanda’s husband, Jim Oakes. He was the first producer to raise it commercially, and it has become a staple in LynOaken’s fields. The latest addition is Sweetango, a cross between Honeycrisp and Zestar. Its fresh, sweet taste with melon-like flesh delights customers. Staying innovative has transitioned

apple growing from 40 foot trees and yields of 400 bushels per acre to 10 foot whips producing 1,000 to 1,200 bushels per acre. Today’s trees are spaced three feet apart with six foot row spacing. They are pruned to discourage establishment of lead branches and extensive root systems. One, two, and three year branches are kept on the tree, with the third year branches being the most productive. The emphasis is on focusing the tree’s energy into growing fruit instead of unnecessary branches and roots. Darrel Oakes is optimistic about this method, which offers a productive field for 20 years. Professional apple pickers are hired each year to harvest the fruit. Great care and dexterity are needed to ensure only ripe apples are picked, and that they reach the consumer in perfect condition. However, weather can thwart even the best efforts. For 2011, crews are picking twice — once to remove damaged apples and then again to pick those that are consumer ready. This year’s recent hail storm left many apples split and bruised. Diversified marketing options help the Oakes family make the best of this disaster. LynOaken operates a cider press that transforms the blemished fruit into fresh cider. At LynOaken, only hand picked apples are used. Washed fruit enter the processing facility and are manually sorted before traveling up a conveyor to be ground. The apple puree is then processed through a series of screens and flash pasteurized before being bottled. Flash pasteurization

Ground apples are pumped through a flexible hose into the press that expresses cider ready for flash pasteurization and bottling. Photos by Jennifer Wagester allows it to retain its fresh pressed fla- trucked directly to buyers. Three trucks vor while meeting all government food are on the road five days a week most of safety regulations. the year. Apples meeting fresh pick standards The majority of apples are sold wholeare sold or retained in storage to be dis- sale, though u-pick remains a promitributed from fall until June, when nent part of LynOaken Farms. Confresh strawberries are ready. Partner- necting consumers with agriculture is ing with local grocers throughout west- important to the Oakes family. In 2012, ern and central New York gives Ly- the u-pick operation will move adjacent nOaken a broad network for reaching to the farm’s retail store. The new locaconsumers directly. LynOaken apple tion will feature a seven acre, 400-varitotes are the hallmark of many grocers’ ety “apple museum,” allowing conproduce sections. LynOaken provides sumers to experience heritage apple varetailers with a cooler for the apples, re- rieties alongside modern ones. The stocks apples throughout the year, pro- heirloom apple trees were acquired by vides a cost guarantee that allows com- working with Schlabach’s Nursery. petitive pricing, and accepts the return These trees offer apples with unique of blemished fruit. It’s a win-win part- tastes and appearances that ripen at nership that offers a high-quality prod- different times throughout the season. uct at a reasonable price, providing groStriving to continuously improve Lycers with a profitable produce option. nOaken Farms, while maintaining deep Only a select group of apple varieties roots in their heritage, has worked well store well throughout the year. Empire, for the Oakes family. Developing ways Gala, Cortland, Macintosh, Crispin, to best utilize what nature offers has alJonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Deli- lowed LynOaken Farms to thrive in a cious, and Fuji can maintain quality in weather-dependent industry. Wendy controlled atmospheric (CA) storage. Of Oakes Wilson notes it is the love of the those, the Empire, Jonagold, Crispin, industry that keeps them going. “Every and Fuji are the most desirable. Ly- time you see someone experience a nOaken Farms has 235,000 cubic feet fresh apple or glass of cider… that’s of cold storage with 198,000 of that be- what makes this worthwhile — knowing ing CA storage. Once apples are taken your work gives people joy is extremely out of storage, they are packed at Ly- rewarding.” nOaken’s Apple Depot. The depot More information about LynOaken serves as the farm’s packing and distri- Farms is available online at www.lybution center. From there, apples are noakenfarms.com.

Wendy Oakes Wilson and Wanda Oakes have a lot to smile about. LynOaken Farms continues to grow while remaining true to the Oakes family's heritage.

against other breeders rather than just among themselves. “We’d come to a show with 15 Tunis between us,” she said. “We each had a group. Then when we started to downsize the Tunis, we didn’t have as many lambs between us.” In 1999, brother Chad added Cheviots and brother D.J. added Southdowns. In 2000, sister Justine added Romneys and Mandy added Shropshires. “It gave us the freedom to make a name for ourselves as individuals.” Although the family no longer has Romneys and Southdowns, the siblings still work together as a group. This year, one of Justine’s Tunis ewes was named reserve champion Tunis ewe at KILE. The family exhibits at local 4-H shows in Wyoming, Saratoga and Genesee counties. They travel to Ohio for the

National Tunis Show and Sale held Memorial Day weekend, and to Harrisburg for KILE. “One of the shows we go to is the NorthEast Youth Sheep Show in Springfield, MA,” said Mandy. “It’s one of the biggest youth shows in the country. We get a lot of 4-Hers from all over the northeast, and they get the experience of competing against some of the bigger flocks. There’s a scholarship class, a quiz bowl and a skill-a-thon. It’s to encourage the youth and foster them along.” Mandy has been working with the Tunis association to develop a junior association to get the youth more involved. “I like to promote youth,” she said. “They’re the future. If they don’t become involved when they’re young, it’s harder to keep them involved as they grow up. We want them to enjoy what they’re doing.”

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Goat farming for beginners class Part 1: Deciding to raise goats by Judy Van Put On Friday, Sept. 30, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County hosted the first of its four scheduled classes on Beginning Goat Farming. The day-long workshop was given in conjunction with the Watershed Agricultural Council, which funded the program, and was well attended. The morning session was held at the Hamden headquarters; after lunch the group traveled to Glenanore Farm, Bovina Center, where Mike Noonan hosted a tour of his commer-

cial meat goat farm and provided hands-on learning experiences with his Boer goats. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Janet Aldrich welcomed the group and introduced Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell University and State of New York’s goat specialist. Dr. Stanton provided an informative and interactive power point presentation to the group, and welcomed questionand-answer sessions throughout. Participants ranged from those just entering the work force who wanted to learn

Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell/New York State Goat Expert presented a Power Point program on Beginning Goat Farming on Friday, Sept. 30, at the CCE of Delaware County office, Hamden, NY.

about farming to retired dairy farmers who wished to work with animals again; as well as students who had some farming background and wanted to find a good use for extra land to others who were looking to make some extra money, in many cases to help pay their taxes. Dr. Stanton told the class that goats are historically one of the most common sources of milk and red meat worldwide. One of the advantages of raising goats over other animals is their small size, which enables them to be easily handled by women and children. Their size also makes them less risky as an investment — as the investment is spread across several animals rather than just one, minimizing losses from illness, flood, etc. In addition, goats are multipurpose, providing fiber, meat and milk. They also have very versatile eating habits, being ruminants and eating forages of fairly complex carbohydrates. Goats will thrive as browsers of forbs, broadleaf plants with succulent stems such as dandelions, curly dock, plantain, legumes and grasses; as well as

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tree legumes such as black locust. There are disadvantages in raising goats, however, in that they are very labor intensive. For dairy goats, there are many more animals to milk to get the same amount of milk as you would from one dairy cow. And dairy, fiber or meat goats also require very good fences and/or herding, as they are prey animals and need protection from predators such as coyotes and dogs, and they will also girdle trees and shrubs, and will eradicate brush rather than sustain brush. In addition, most goats are sensitive to photoperiod, which means that they are seasonal breeders; and as goats tend to breed when the days are getting shorter, it can be challenging deciding when best to breed for the meat market. But as with any farm endeavor, there are always pros and cons involved. One of the major advantages of raising goats is the wide variety of businesses a goat farmer can choose to become involved with, such as: 1. Commercial: a. Many meat goats are raised primarily to sell commercially — the backbone of this industry is slaughter animals. b. There is also a strong market for dairy goats — not only goat milk, but goat cheeses and yogurts are steadily gaining in popularity. 2. Fiber: The fiber industry uses mohair from angora goats as well as cashmere and is prized for its softness. In addition, fiber goats may be marketed for meat as well. 3. Seed stock for goat farming or for show: There is a viable industry that is geared toward selling seed stock to others who wish to get started in goat farming. In addition, showing meat goats is becoming a popular industry, especially for the South African Boer goat breed. 4. Land reclamation: Goats are being used to reclaim old pastures or other areas that have been taken over by weeds and invasive plants. They are especially effective in

The Beginning Goat Farming workshop was split into smaller groups; each worked with a goat and learned how to monitor a goat’s pulse, respiration and temperature as well as the goat’s condition and conformation. Photos by Judy Van Put

eradicating multiflora rose. 5. Family projects: many goats are multipurpose and can be raised for family uses of fiber, milk or meat. 6. Companion animals: Goats are very gregarious and friendly, and have great recreational use. They have been used as draft or packing animals; therapy animals; and pets. In addition, there is a market for supplying goats that are used as 4H projects. 7. Training herding dogs: goats can be used for training herding dogs for use on livestock farms. In order to choose which industry best suits the purpose, a potential goat farmer needs to examine his expectations, taking into consideration some important issues, such as his lifestyle: a person who enjoys taking vacations frequently or having weekends “off” would not be a suitable goat farmer, as goats require daily care, and would not be a good choice for a part-time business. However, a person who enjoys working with people and animals, as well as doing some traveling, might be happy pursuing a career in showing goats, for example. It’s also important to take into take stock the resources you might have to start out with, such as land, facilities and family labor.

And finally, you should be aware of your financial expectations. Before embarking on a project or business of raising goats, it’s important to research what your costs will be to begin goat farming. Some figures you will need to get good estimates of include: 1. The approximate annual costs of rearing a doe and her kids in your region. What is the price of hay? Feed? What medicines or supplements will be necessary? If you need to construct a barn or build fence, you’ll need to add in those costs as well. 2. What’s average market value of slaughter goats in your area? Which breeds might you decide on that will work best for your farm? Is there a local market for starting goats? 3. What is carrying capacity of your land and facilities? Pasture and forage area will vary and you’ll need to know what to expect from the land you have available. 4. What sort of productivity can you expect from a doe under your farm conditions? Again, with so many variables it’s important to study different breeds of goats and families of those breeds to find what will be most suitable to your situation. The next column will be devoted to goat breeds, breeding goats and facilities necessary for raising goats.

Cover photo by Sally Colby Chad and Mandy Swartz with one of S&T’s Tunis ewes.


Judging fleeces by their cover by Sally Colby Tom McIlwain had some specifics in mind as he examined the row of bundled fleeces laid out on a table. “First, I look for crimp,” said McIlwain, who had just finished judging the wool class at the Keystone International Livestock Expo held recently in Harrisburg, PA. “I also look for lanolin and length of staple. A 2 1/2 inch staple will stretch to about 3 1/2 inches. I also look for dirt in the fleece - chaff, straw, hay, grain, manure. The fleeces were quite clean this year.” To evaluate a fleece, which is the one-year growth of wool on a sheep, McIlwain begins by examining all sides of the fleece. Then he reaches deep into the center of the fleece, using his hands to find dirt and second cuts - short fibers that are the result of the shearer not shearing tight against the skin with the original stroke. The fleeces entered in the contest were skirted to remove low-quality wool: belly wool, short wool from around the head and legs, and dirty sections from the hindquarters. After shearing and skirting, each fleece was rolled - first, the two sides are rolled toward the center and then the entire fleece is rolled from one end to the other to create a neat bundle. Although some fleeces were in open plastic bags, most were tied with paper twine, which is how all fleeces were tied years ago because paper dissolves during the wool scouring process. Although many shearers handled both the shearing and tying of fleeces, some shearers enlisted the help of a wool-tyer who pulled each fleece aside for skirting and tying. Fleeces from wool-production flocks are often weighed so that shepherds can track which animals are the highest

producers of wool. Many of the top-scoring fleeces in the wool show were from rams, which typically yield heavier fleeces than ewes. Ewe fleeces are more subject to 'breaking', a weak spot in the fleece that is the result of stress of pregnancy and lambing or change of diet. “It's easy to tell when the sheep go from pasture to grain, or from being in the barn to being turned out to pasture” said McIlwain. “It's also easy to tell when they start eating grain - there are dark places in the wool. It doesn't hurt the fleece, it just looks different.” The owner of the grand champion fleece this year is Bob Calvert, a former extension agent from Mercer, PA, who brought 14 fleeces to the wool show this year. Calvert says that he enters fleeces from the youngest sheep because fleeces from sheep in production tend to lose quality. Calvert won several classes, and his Merino ram fleeces was named grand champion. Calvert raises Merinos and Shropshires, and although he is retired, he still has about 40 sheep. “My Shropshire ewes aren't the real modern extreme type,” said Calvert. “They're sort of middle of the road, so they're good for commercial breeders or for kids who are just starting.” Calvert says that some of the changes in the industry, with livestock becoming extremely tall, helped for a while but many breeders got carried away. “They've toned it down and gotten away from the big, tall animals,” he said. It's hard when you're trying to maintain ewes and rams with $6.00 or better corn, and most of those animals can't eat enough grass to maintain their weight. You can run into breeding problems.” When

Calvert purchases sheep, especially Merinos, he looks at something most sheep breeders don't consider - wool quality. He shears some of his sheep in March, then shears the majority in May and June. Because the Merino has such a heavy fleece, he crutches them prior to lambing. McIlwain is quick to point out the val-

ue of good wool. “Wool stays warm when it's wet and it won't burn,” he said. “The quality of the fleece depends a lot on who is taking care of the sheep; whether they're kept inside or outside. Don't throw the grain at the sheep - try to put it down so you aren't putting it down on top of their heads. Same with hay - put it so they have to reach up to get it.”

Stress affects wool quality, so wool judge Tom McIlwain checks a section of the fleece for signs of stress.

Groundswell to host Ag Justice Workshop for farmers “Food Justice Certified” is a project of the Ag Justice Project that seeks to create a market for “Domestic Fair Trade”. Agricultural Justice and Your Farm is a workshop for farmers and farm employees on improving labor policies and employer-employee relationships. This workshop, led by Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and co-founder of the Agricultural Justice Project (agriculturaljusticeproject.org), will help you learn how you can improve working relationships on your farm with em-

ployee policies that go beyond legal requirements to agreements that are negotiated and fair. The Agricultural Justice and Your Farm workshop will be held at the EcoVillage FROG Common House, Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m., with potluck supper. A $5 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. Consider enrolling in the pilot phase of the new “Food Justice Pledge” or “Food Justice Certified” program, de-

signed to provide market recognition of farms with just working conditions and prices that cover full production costs. The Food Justice label is based on the Standards of the Agricultural Justice Project. All kinds of farmers are encouraged to participate — organic, “conventional” and otherwise. The workshop is co-sponsored by Groundswell, NOFA-NY, Cornell Farmworker Program, the Agricultural Justice Project, and the Cornell Small Farms Program. The Groundswell Center for Local

Food & Farming is an initiative of the EcoVillage at Ithaca Center for Sustainability Education, which is a project of the Center for Transformative Action. To register, visit the NOFA-NY online registration page or send an email to info@groundswellcenter.org or call 607277-0180. For more information, visit the Agricultural Justice Project’s Web site or contact Elizabeth Henderson, elizabethhenderson13@gmail.com, 585764-8471.

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Tom McIlwain compares the staple length and crimp of two natural colored fleeces. Photos by Sally Colby

Bob Calvert, Mercer, PA exhibited the grand champion fleece at KILE.


Small Ruminants would want to keep healthy, and may need assistance in gaining back their weight. Dally said condition scoring is very important, as the process helps to identify nutritional or other issues that need to be addressed prior to beginning to breed the animals. The scoring reflects the weight of the animal, which in turn impacts the ability to successfully lamb and wean, as well as the weight of the weaned lambs. A selenium deficiency is not uncommon in most parts of the country, and can result in fetal mortality during the first three months of gestation and should be discussed with a veterinarian, as the tolerance to selenium is low, and toxicity can occur rapidly if too much is provided. Vaccination programs for common disease issues should begin pre-breeding, Dally said, and proper nutrition for successful fertilization and fetal growth begins now. Flushing of ewes by increasing the nutritional content of their diet just prior to breeding, and for a very short time during breeding, can increase the ovulation rate, Dally said, resulting in a 15 to 20 percent increase in lambs being born. Flushing is performed by increasing the carbohydrates, either by moving to a more lush pasture on a rotational grazing system, or by gradually increasing the amount of grain be-

ing fed. However, this same increase in carbohydrates will cause embryo loss once the implantation phase is reached, so should only occur briefly during the breeding phase, Dally cautioned. “Mature ewes benefit more from flushing than young ewes,” he said. The role of the ram For those not choosing artificial insemination, the sterility of the ram can be affected by an increase in temperature or humidity. Hot and humid weather, with no cool down, will cause spermatozoa to die off, and the recovery period for regaining vitality in the ram is six weeks, Dally said. Rams should be sheared one month prior to breeding, and should be kept in a cool pasture. It is important to palpitate the testicles and to check for scrotal circumference. Thirtytwo centimeters is the size which indicates maturity to breed. A diet with 12 percent protein is optimal before breeding, Dally said, and too much protein causes problems. The use of a marking harness can help to determine if there are libido or fertility issues. The harness should be changed to a different color after 17 days, and checked periodically for snugness, as breeding rams lose weight. If too many ewes are marked with two colors, the conception rate was low. Dally recommends breeding females at 12

months, which gives a higher lifetime productivity than breeding younger — by about 20 lambs per lifetime, a significant difference. Young ewes should be bred three weeks after mature ewes, but weaning should occur at the same time, which helps with recovery. Mature ewes will seek out a ram, while young ewes do not. The ewes ideally would be no less than 65 percent of their mature body size at breeding. Lambing “The last six weeks of gestation are the most important,” Dally said. There is less room in the rumen for food, so its important to provide a high nutritional content from a small amount of food. The quality of feed needs to increase, and larger operators typically separate ewes carrying twins from those with singles to help with proper feed management at this stage. Breeding overweight ewes, or having ewes that do not get enough exercise, or are being fed improperly, increases the chances of ketosis, Dally said. Ear flicking is one sign of ketosis, and a Vitamin B shot is needed if this is observed. Dally emphasizes that “if one has it, the probability the others have it is high,” and need to be treated quickly. Do not hesitate to call the veterinarian at the first signs of ketosis, he urged. The key to successful lambing is to “maximize

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Worming is recommended pre-breeding and post-weaning, Dally said. Rams should be wormed every 28 days. Prior to worming, take the animals off feed the night before, to increase the medication’s contact with the gut. Keep animals inside, so the worms are dropped in the bedding and not in the pasture, then move the animals to pasture. Drug resistance can become a real problem, and Dally recommends rotating drugs from year to year — no more often — to best avoid resistance in the flock. Proper pasture management is also vital, and pastures should be replanted each year to help curtail worm problems. Some breeds are more prone to worms. Humidity increases the worm population, and having too large of a pasture allows the sheep to select the best-tasting plants and to eat them to the ground, while avoiding less tasty ones, increasing the exposure to worms. Pasture grasses should be kept at about three inches, no less, and pastures should be small enough that the flock will graze evenly, not selectively, and rotated before the grass is shorn down too low, Dally said.

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Managing the flock for lamb optimization: sheep breeders learn from expert


Thoughts from an old goat herd fighting the “deer worm” Excerpt from ESMGPA August 2011 Newsletter, by Deb Borden. President, Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association You should always contact your vet for veterinary advice. I am not a veterinarian and do not prescribe treatment. I am just suggesting some things you may wish to discuss with your vet — things that seem to work best for me. The hay is in (mostly),

the kids (human) have started school, the nights are getting cool and the recent rains have greened up the fall pastures. As I sit here watching one of the small breeding groups of a buck and does feeding on the green pasture I wonder which one will be the next victim of parelaphostrongylus tenuis (p-tenuis.) Now, you old timers know all about p-tenuis, which we all call “deer worm”

or “brain worm,” but some of you who haven’t been goating it so long may not. As I said above, I am not a vet and I do not prescribe medication, but I’ll share with you in hopes that you can avoid some of the problems I’ve experienced over the years. P-tenuis is a parasite of the Whitetail deer. It does not seem to affect them but it causes serious problems for goats. The

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they don’t get worse. This may be luck and not treatment, I don’t know for sure. Even if the goat gets no worse, a doe may have kidding problems later or a buck may have breeding problems as in sterility or falling off does sideways after mounting. I have had goats experience these problems while others have not. So what can you do? • Take the goats off pasture before the weather gets cool and damp in late summer — I can’t afford to do that. • Give your whole herd a continuous treatment of Ivermectin all the time — this is expensive and time intensive. • Shoot the deer — impractical and illegal. Practically: • I try to rotate my pastures so my goats spend less time on the “deer hang around” pastures in the fall. • I am trying the continuous Ivermectin treatment with my most valuable animals. • I encourage my hunter friends to reduce the deer population during legal hunting season. • I am considering feeding the goats molasses blocks containing a wormer in the pastures where there are deer. Hopefully, the deer eat the blocks also and selfmedicate themselves killing the parasite before it can be passed on in the droppings — this was a recent suggestion by one vet. Bottom line, it a thorny issue with no great and easy solution but true goat breeders never give up! Sources: Smith & Sherman (1994) Goat Medicine, 2d Ed, WileyBlackwell, www.vet.ohiostate.edu/docs/ClinSci/camelid/mening.ht ml

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larvae are passed in the deer’s droppings, injested by snails and slugs, which, in turn, are eaten by browsing goats. Apparently, not only the slug, but the slime trail left by the slug contains the ptenuis larvae. The larvae then migrate to the goat’s spine where they burrow around causing inflammation and damage to the goat’s nervous system. If you have Whitetail


Sheep industry shares Farm Bill priorities The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) shared with the members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee the industry’s priorities for the next Farm Bill. “The industry’s provisions in the Farm Bill are very modest in the scope of agriculture spending but provide the only risk management available for America’s sheep producers,” commented Peter Orwick, ASI executive director. “The industry priorities essentially extend the programs each as authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill." The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center was authorized in the current Farm Bill with $1 million in mandatory funds and up to $10 million in appropriations authorized per year of the legislation. A formal regulation to im-

plement the center for grant-making capability was published in late 2010, and the board of directors was appointed by the Secretary with its inaugural meeting held in January of 2011. The program is eligible for at least $10 million in mandated spending in the Farm Bill and is considered critical to the top national priority of increasing the U.S. sheep inventory. The Loan Deficiency Program (LDP) for wool and unshorn pelts with nine categories of graded wool-loan rates based on a national rate of $1.15 per pound grease and a non-graded rate of $0.40 per pound. The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) analysis supports a national rate of $1.20 to make graded loans actually available to the industry. Since 2002, there have only been a few months for very limited categories where a graded loan was usable

versus the non-graded category. The non-graded category was intended to provide marketing assistance to flocks too small to justify quality grading of wool with laboratory testing. The 2009 crop-year loan deficiency payments total was approximately $8.5 million with nearly 15,000 sheep producers participating. The 2010 LDP total was $7.5 million. The wool market increased worldwide in 2011, so there were no payments for the year. Approximately 10 percent of applicants are producers from the Navajo Nation. ASI was a strong supporter of the Disaster Trust Fund and found the Livestock Indemnity Program created in the 2008 legislation to be a lifesaver for many farms and ranch families in the intermountain west and northern plains that lost tens of thousands of sheep in the severe spring and winter storms of 2008 and

2009. Report language addressing storm losses on range lambing operations would be helpful to program administration. The spending cap currently in place for livestock insurance at the

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency is $20 million. With the inclusion of a new dairy insurance program, the cap will not be sufficient in the future for the needs of the

Livestock Risk Program for lamb (LRP-Lamb). The cap must be increased substantially in the next Farm Bill. Source: American Sheep Industry Weekly, Sept. 23

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Erie County Fair Sheep Show results HAMBURG, NY — 185 sheep were shown on Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13 during the 172nd Erie County Fair’s annual open class sheep show. Thirty-three exhibitors competed for over $6,000 in premiums. Below are the results: Champion Cheviot Ram: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Cheviot Ewe: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Dorset Ram: Kelkenberg Family Farms Mason Roalsvig of Amherst. Champion Dorset Ewe: Shamrock Farms Daniel Fitzpatrick of Wayland. Champion Hampshire Ram: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Hampshire Ewe: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Horned Dorset Ram: Mark Woolley of Forestville. Champion Horned Dorset Ewe: Mark Woolley of Forestville. Champion Merino Ram: Shamrock Farms Daniel Fitzpatrick of Wayland. Champion Merino Ewe: Shamrock Farms Daniel Fitzpatrick of Wayland. Champion Shropshire Ram: Shamrock Farms

Daniel Fitzpatrick of Wayland. Champion Shropshire Ewe: Shamrock Farms Daniel Fitzpatrick of Wayland. Champion Southdown Ram: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Southdown Ewe: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Suffolk Ram: Kelkenberg Family Farms Staffan Roalsvig of Amherst. Champion Suffolk Ewe: Shamrock Farms Daniel Fitzpatrick of Wayland. Champion Tunis Ram: Kelkenberg Family Farm Joanne Keller of Amherst. Champion Tunis Ewe: Kelkenberg Family Farm Joanne Keller of Amherst. Champion Any Other Meat Breed Ram: Mark Woolley of Forestville. Champion Any Other Meat Breed Ewe: Mark Woolley of Forestville. Champion Any Other Wool Breed Ram: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Champion Any Other Wool Breed Ewe: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Supreme Champion Ram: Kelkenberg Family Farms

Mason Roalsvig of Amherst. Supreme Champion Ewe: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Supreme Champion Flock: Sunny Hill Farm Kevin Kron of Alden. Grand Champion Market Lamb: Alyssa May of Boston, NY Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Kirby Dygert of Elma

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The first northeastern NLFA Leadership School For the first time, the annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School will be held on the East Coast in close proximity to the large eastern ethnic markets in the major metropolitan areas of New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The dates for the 2012 school are July 811, and applications to

attend must be submitted by April 16, 2012. Laurie Hubbard, shepherd for Pennsylvania State University, and Joanne Evans, president of the Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool Growers, are the 2012 coordinators. “The focus will be on educating the participants about the non-traditional marketing of

lamb,” said Hubbard. “Tour sites will include the New Holland Sales Stables, which is a hub for the non-traditional ethnic trade, an ethnic custom harvesting facility, traditional lamb packers and a sheep dairy that utilizes their lambs for the meat industry as well as other private, non-traditional marketers.”

4-H Meat Goat Show results at the Erie County Fair announced

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4-H Sheep Dressing Contest at Erie County Fair At the Erie County Fair, it is not uncommon to see people dressed in wacky costumes. Animals can now join in the fun. The Sheep Dressing Contest was held Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Livestock Arena. The results are as follows. Senior Division (Ages 14-19) 1st Place: Wyatt Gilbert, Tribute to Red, White and You 2nd Place: Angelyn Brown, Red, White, Wool 3rd Place: Lourd Bryle Cabradilla, Angel and Demon 4th Place: Courtney Dykeman, Partying in the USA Intermediate Division

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A Few Words by Phoebe Hall Visiting the old farm again We’ve had a full house all week with three generations visiting all at once. Four of our children, 15 of the grandchildren, and our great grandson all pack into this old house. We cooked dinner for all of them, but they didn’t eat all at the same time.

Some went fishing for the afternoon and didn’t return in time, so no family pictures this time around. I guess that was our mistake, one of many that would follow the day. When they finally returned everyone was happy. Some were leaving, so they waved a hello and good-by to

each other from their cars. But the fishing had been very good as they caught a 40-inch salmon and a smaller lake bass. They wouldn’t be able to eat the fish, something about too many contaminates, so my daughter took them home for the freezer. But they will make good bait strips for the coming trapping season. As the last evening wound down, we still had to wait for the bonfire to go out. So everybody took a few min-

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The Erie County Fair hosted the 4-H Sheep Show on Wednesday Aug. 17 in the Showplex Arena. The results are as follows: Grand Champion: Kirby Dygert of Elma Reserve Grand Champion: Emily Koss of Clarence Center Highly Commended: Libby Kelkenberg of Clarence Center Commended: Wyatt Gilbert of Holland Champion Purebred Showman: Molly Braymiller Senior Showman: Scott Gowanlock Intermediate Showman: Libby Kellenberg Junior Showman: Dillon Knoll Champion Showman: Kiersten Mullens-McNamara Master Showman: Joe Keller Champion Market Showman: Scott Gowanlock Champion Purebred

Ewe: Kirby Dygert Champion Purebred Ram: Kyrill Calkins Champion Young Breeding Flock: Joe Keller Grand Champion: Dal-

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utes and did there own thing. Some sat by the fire, dreaming of times gone by. The kids were wresting in the livingroom; I was watching television around them. All the kids had a good time, going fishing, on hayrides, telling stories around the campfire, hiking down to the woods, unloading corn, and picking up the pumpkins. After a rainy start it turned into a beautiful, memorable week. As my husband was

finishing up in the kitchen the last evening, he commented that this was a lot of work. I’d tried to make it as simple as possible and I knew he wouldn’t mind when the pots and pans were all done. Sometimes the hard things that we do are the most rewarding. This old farm served its purpose again, as a place of refuge for everyone involved. After most everyone had left, I realized just how busy this week had

been. The house seemed so quiet when the kids went to bed, so I finally decided to venture up too. These precious times together ended all too quickly and we’re reminded that ‘Our children are the only things that we can take with us when we leave this earth’. Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. (Psalms 127:3 & 5a) NIV

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Right on the money For the Northeast, 2011 has turned out to be a really weird growing season. Too wet and chilly in April resulted in bushels per acre oat yields that were down a fair amount. Oat test weights were significantly lower, in the mid-20s, way under the 32 pound standard. Most growers thus ended up with half an oat crop. Winter grains, planted last fall, faired quite a bit better. They seem to smooth out some of the bumps existing between the end of

one growing season and the beginning of the next. Cooler and damper April spilled into May, delaying corn plantings throughout most of the region. When farmers complained that they had very little corn planted by the last week of May, I tried to console them by saying that they really hadn’t lost much functional growing season. Heck, shad blossoms didn’t appear until mid-May in most of the Northeast. During late May, for growers who success-

fully dodged rain drops, some really nice haylage, as well as balage, was harvested. And occasionally, some beautiful small bales escaped Mother Nature’s grasp for safe haven in the mow. One spring parameter (I guess that’s the right word), that was normal, was the timing of the first thunderstorm: April 4. It wasn’t a violent electrical storm, but there was some lightning and rumbling, most of it in the distance, i.e., not in metropolitan Hartwick. On the strength of that thunderstorm, I made a prediction for first killer frost in the fall. Let me review the scientific basis for this type of forecasting: something called the jet

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home base to the northern branch. Practically speaking, this means that if the southern branch of the jet stream bounces way north in the springtime, we can expect the northern branch to bounce way south six months later. The southern jet stream heading way north has a dramatic trademark, namely a serious, very summer-like thunderstorm. When the northern branch of the jet stream heads way south, its classic trademark is a killing frost. I tell folks that the last normal growing season in my memory was 1975. That year dairy farmers needed weather to cooperate with them… milk prices certainly didn’t. I was employed by Otsego County Cooperative Extension as dairy and field crops agent. I planted four corn demonstration plots, each with 26 varieties. Tiny seed packages had been prepared, one for each variety (Cornell 110 was one of them). Some of the seed companies donating seed were Asgrow, Agway, Doebler, Funk, Hoffman, and Pioneer, plus some “public” varieties from other state colleges. My locations of these demos were East Springfield, Morris (the Fairgrounds), Oneonta, and Worcester. Corn planted May 3 in East Springfield (wonderful Honeoye soils) was out of the ground, with visible rows formed, on May 7. Corn planted a day or two later outside Oneonta on welldrained Susquehanna flood-plain was seven feet tall on July 7. 1975 was a forgiving growing season: even sprayed poorly fields yielded lots of corn silage. I remember one farm in southern Montgomery County (occasionally we agents crossed borders)


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by Ann Swanson The Joy of Cooking Recently I picked up a copy of the Joy of Cooking. I knew about this little book, but I had never read it. The paperback cover told me this is volume one, main dishes. It noted that there is a second volume. The forward says “This is America’s bestselling basic cookbook of all time. …Everything needed for the success of a recipe is clearly explained and illustrated.” The index is adequate. It is easy to find things. A calorie chart is provided allowing cooks to balance their meals and track calorie intake if they wish. There is even an extensive section on coffee even recommending the best type of water to use. When I checked out the casserole section I could not believe there was no recipe for goulash. I looked again. Maybe they called the dish something else. Then again, maybe this book did not have the simple things that I was looking for. Upon closer inspection this is certainly an inaccurate conclusion. There are many common ordinary dishes in this cookbook. The details about the copyright indicate that the first book was published in 1931. Since then there have been at least a dozen more with it going to paperback in 1974. This book was compiled by a mother/daughter team. In the book dedication the daughter shared how her relationship with her mother for her and her husband was strengthened by this endeavor. What a unique relationship they must have had. It was a chance for her husband to become intimately acquainted with his mother-in-law as well. Cookbooks represent history. When I find cookbooks at an estate

sale I look for the ones that show the most wear rather than the ones that look the best. The books that were used the most hold the key to the food history of that family. Old cookbooks often have approximate measurements such as pinch of this, a dash of that. When you attempt to replicate that recipe you go by taste. You add what your family prefers. When I got married I came with a love for cooking. First, I cooked for my mother. She arrived home from work later than I finished school so I was responsible for cooking supper. This was not a hardship for me. I enjoyed cooking. I thought I brought more than adequate knowledge of cooking to my marriage. I found out however, that I did not cook like my mother -in-law so my husband was not enthused with my cooking. I was the butt of many jokes and much teasing for years. I must admit that I did not take the criticism kindly. It made me mad when my husband pointed out my inadequacies especially when he did it in front of others. The kids who worked for us did not complain. They were happy for a big meal. Haying was a social time for them, a chance to eat someone else’s cooking instead of their mom’s. We fed the people who worked for us in those days. My cooking cannot have been that bad because there were few leftovers after a haying meal. The years have passed and my cooking has improved. Maybe I just learned to cook to my husband’s taste. In the end he praised the meals that I fixed, but he never really ate with relish. I have come to the conclusion that he was probably a “nontaster”. I heard this term used on a televi-

sion program. People who are non-tasters do not really care if they eat. My husband, his father, and our daughter are like that. They eat more because they have to than because they want to. I definitely do not fit into this category (unfortunately) and neither does my son. We like to eat and we both like to cook. Our figures show it as well although neither of us is morbidly obese since we both get a lot of exercise. The cooks in the family need to be aware of how food influences family health. “To present these essential nutrients in the very best state for the body’s absorption is the cook’s first and foremost job,” says the Joy of Cooking. “Usually taste, flavor, and color at their best reflect a job well done.” Being the family cook is a huge responsibility. I find that using fresh ingredients helps. The new measure of health these days is “My Plate.” I like this concept better than the pyramid that was used previous to this. My grandson looks at his plate to see if he has what he is supposed to when he eats here. He knows that half of the plate should be fruit and vegetables. That is definitely to his liking. The other half should provide protein and grains. Milk accompanies the balanced meal. He tells me when he eats in school he does not have a balanced meal — I suspect they count some items that should not be counted. Of course, the children have a choice so the fault may be there instead. I found a recipe for ravioli that I definitely will try in my issue of the Joy of Cooking. You make both the pasta and the filling. I have a round ravioli cutter, but I just may try to make the square type since it sounds easier. At any rate the book was a really good read; however, I suggest that you read it when you are full! Ann Swanson writes from her home in Russell, PA. Contact at hickoryheights1@verizon.net

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SARE Comprehensive Grazing Course: Turning teachers into learners by Jenn Colby, Pasture Program Coordinator, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture Through a SARE-funded project, partners in multiple states have joined together to deliver a training course focused on comprehensive, holistic grazing planning. While past models of grazing based on calculated average numbers and daily observation have led in many cases to improvements in water and soil quality and financial success, this model includes a focus on planning around farm family goals and needs, as well as new techniques and field-based practices. Groups of trainees in three locations — New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont have embarked on a sixsession training series taking place over 18-20 months, with the requirement that each trainee work with two to three farmers in the field concurrent with the training experience. Trainees are working with all types of farms, including dairy cow,

dairy goat, and diversified livestock farms. The Vermont training group, which I coordinate through the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture’s Pasture Program, includes trainees from Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. These trainees range from UVM Extension personnel to NRCS/NRCD staff, agricultural consultants, and farmers. The trainers have included project coordinator and New York farmer Troy Bishopp, NRCS conservation planner and Holistic Management educator, Phil Metzger, Vermont farmer Eric Noel and others. Training sessions have rotated throughout the state at several farms to vary driving locations, farm experiences and host farmer participation. We have delivered two formal training sessions and added a farm-based discussion group to talk about overgrazing, planning grazing and performing biological monitoring. The group has grown from the initial

trainees to additional service providers, legislators/policymakers, training location hosts (farmers) who would like to learn more about these methods. They are very engaged. After attending one of the training sessions, a representative from SARE had this comment to share with us, “Expertise may take years of experience to develop, but I think your project and its approach are well designed to bring new holistic planning practitioners — even some of your experienced planners are new to the holistic approach — to a proficient level where they can work effectively and confidently with farmers, and begin to build the experience that can lead them toward expertise.” As a site coordinator, and a participant, I am very excited to see that this process is turning teachers into learners. In my experience, when we are all learning together, we build a stronger network of support, curiosity and appreciation. Grazing is one of those

things that takes a few minutes to learn, and a lifetime to master. With a grazing basics presentation and some books, many farmers new to grazing take the plunge. In the first season, they may watch the grass and animal impacts with an intense eye, but over the years as patterns develop they will likely relax. Many graziers would like to pretend that grazing is all about flexibility and trying new things, but we are all human and some degree of repetition brings with it comfort and stability. There’s nothing wrong with comfort and stability, as long as it doesn’t interfere with our goals ... and that’s where this comprehensive grazing course, Troy’s willingness to embrace challenge, and our brave trainees come together to serve farmers and help them meet those goals. First, we started by learning how to work with a farm family to help identify and articulate their farm family goals. On the surface, this seems so simple and obvious as to be ridiculous, but in practice it’s the very hardest thing to do. First of all, it takes time, which is precious to both farmer and advisor. At a time when agencies and organizations have shrinking budgets, taking time to work with an individual farmer for long periods isn’t typically viewed as being the most efficient choice. For the farmer, there is a constant struggle for

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Penn State workshop will teach best milking practices to Hispanic employees UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Spanish-speaking dairy employees can learn standardized milking procedures at the upcoming Best Milking Practices: Hispanic Education workshops offered at multiple sites by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team. The workshops will be taught in Spanish, and are aimed at Spanish-speaking employees with parlor responsibilities. “Milking is one of the most important jobs on your dairy farm,” notes Amber Yutzy,

Penn State Extension educator and one of the instructors for the workshop. “Consistency of milking affects cow wellbeing, mastitis risk, and milking speed. Consistent use of standardized milking practices, such as predipping, forestripping, drying teats with a single-use towel, unit alignment, and rapid unit attaching and detaching at the right time, are essential to quality milk production.” A portion of each workshop will be held on-farm so par-

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phone or for more information, call the Penn State Extension Dairy Team office toll-free at 888-373-7232. Because a portion of this workshop will be held onfarm, participants must bring footwear that can be sanitized for biosecurity reasons, as well as warm and clean clothing. Plastic boots for additional protection onfarm will be provided. This workshop qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit.

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The Vermont NESARE holistic grazing training team gathered recently at Apple Cheek Farm.

touch with the latest developments on grazing management is absolutely invaluable.” After our initial work in developing goals, the group has received training in planned grazing and reading the biological landscape to assess how an understanding of ecosystem processes can help address challenges on the farm and measure their improvement. The group has also engaged in in-depth discussions about high density and taller grazing methods, using animals as tools to change the farm environment, managing livestock nutrition in a changing

grazing system, practical definitions of overgrazing, paddock sizing, managing for birds and wildlife, planning forage needs around family events and priorities, and much more. 2011 marks the first full grazing season that the trainees have been working with their farms and there has been a lot to learn, on all sides. The importance of this project is so much more than simply applying grazing mechanics and walking away. Signs of successful assistance will be measured by greater forage yield enabling less purchased hay, by reduced

bare ground, by increased biodiversity, by loans either secured or avoided (per the farmer’s goals!), by the ability to attend a family event off the farm, by healthier animals, by reduced electricity bills, and most importantly, by meeting the farmer where they are and helping them move toward where they want to be. There is no right answer in this process, only questions and suggestions to help move in the right direction. Jennifer Colby is the Pasture Program Coordinator at the UVM [Extension] Center for Sustainable Agriculture.


NODPA’s 11th Annual Field Days by Troy Bishopp MILFORD, NY — Iowa Organic Dairy Farmer and guest speaker, Francis Thicke, appropriately set the tone for the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance 11th annual field days by quoting Abraham Lincoln’s words: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” The practical, farmer-

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The biological monitoring workshop was held at Siobhan Griffin’s Raindance farm. Photos courtesy of Troy Bishopp, Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District

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ative Extension, NRCS, a state department of agriculture, a college or university, an agricultural nonprofit, or a commercial agricultural consulting business. Funds can be used to pay for your time and time that your partnering farmers spend on the project, materials specific to the project, project related services like soil testing and lab fees, project-related travel, outreach expenses, equipment rental, and other direct costs. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://nesare.org/get/ partnership/ Sustainable Community Grants Sustainable Community Grants focus on sustainable agriculture as it affects community development, and successful proposals enhance the economic, social, and environmental position of farms and farmers. Reviewers are looking for innovative projects that clearly benefit farmers and were planned in co-

ordination with them; they also want to see efforts that others can replicate and that are likely to bring about durable and positive institutional change. Proposals must address certain key issues such as finance, marketing, land use, water use, enterprise development, value-added activities, or labor. Sustainable Community Grants are primarily for agriculturally oriented agencies and nonprofits (Cooperative Extension, NRCS, state departments of agriculture, or comparable entities), and community development groups with the capacity and experience to foster sustainable agriculture enterprise development.

Grant funds can be used to pay for personnel costs, mileage, materials and supplies specific to the project, outreach, per-diem or consultant costs, and project-specific long distance, fax, and conference calls. Grant funds can also be used to cover meeting expenses and printing, postage, or outreach costs associated with hosting an event or field day. Any equipment costs must be projectspecific; requests for general office equipment costs are not allowable. The deadline to apply is Oct. 19. For more information, visit http://nesare.org/get/s ustainablecommunity/


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Northeast Organic Farming Associations launch three years of targeted educational and networking programming for beginning farmers

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The Northeast Organic Farming Associations of New York (NOFA-NY), Vermont (NOFA-VT), Connecticut (CT NOFA), M a s s a c h u s e t t s (NOFA/Mass), New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) and New Jersey (NOFANJ) and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) have been granted funds for their proposed project, “Cultivating a New Crop of Farmers from Apprenticeship to Independence” by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, through the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. This collaborative project will al-

low each organization to boost their Beginning Farmer outreach through educational programs, networking opportunities and overall support to aspiring and beginning farmers and the experienced farmers who help to train them in the art and science of agriculture. All state chapters will launch an online apprentice and host farm directory to ease the

process of matching would-be farm apprentices with host farms and farmer-trainers. In conjunction with this matching directory, NOFA-NY will design, test and publish a tracking tool to guide beginning farmers’ progress through a set of core farming competencies. In future years, a similar directory will be available to help experienced and new farmers find

each other and enter into a mentor-mentee type of relationship. The programs and resources may vary by state, in some instances including land-access support. Each chapter will organize a Beginning Farmer workshop track at their annual educational winter conference and provide scholarships to beginning farmers. The collaborative NOFA Summer Conference will

include similar opportunities.Spring, summer and fall in-field technical skills workshops will also be held in each state to address a set of skills needed to start farming successfully.Each summer event will include an opportunity for the participants to gather and network with their peers. All chapters will develop a Journeyperson Farmer program in their each state in future

years. MOFGA has created a highly successful model of this program which provides an educational stipend, resources and targeted support to newly independent farmers for a two-year period. Each chapter will follow this example as they roll out this form of new farmer incubation support, beginning with a small pilot group in 2012.


Oxbo International merges with Ploeger Agro to form the Ploeger Oxbo Group U.S. and Dutch companies create the world’s largest maker of specialty harvesting equipment for niche agricultural markets. The new company is headquartered in the Netherlands. Oxbo has over 400 employees, mostly in the United States, and Ploeger employs 140, largely in Europe. Executives of the two companies say that together, their organizations

can more efficiently pursue opportunities in new markets such as Brazil, China and fastgrowing countries in Eastern Europe. “After nearly 20 years of collaborating informally, this new partnership positions both of our companies for a brighter future,” said

Gary Stich, president of Oxbo. “Working together, we can accomplish things that we just could not do as individual companies. For example, we could sell more Oxbo olive harvesters in Europe, and more easily offer Ploeger potato and fine bean harvesters in

North America,” Stich stated. “This new arrangement allows our companies to freely exchange technology and product information, and to cooperate in complex initiatives such as offering our products to customers in new countries,” said Ad Ploeger,

general manager of Ploeger Agro. “We will build on our individual strengths to form new capabilities together, and that is good news for everyone — employees, customers and business partners alike.” The new company is owned by five groups — Ploeger and Oxbo executives, VDL (a Dutch manufacturing company) and two Dutch investment firms, Van Lanschot Participaties and Synergia. It will be controlled by a four member board of directors — Gary Stich and Andy Talbott, vice president of sales at Oxbo; along with Ad Ploeger and Cees Van Beek, technical director at Ploeger. Both companies will continue to conduct operations using their current names and brands. In new international markets, however, they will do business as the Ploeger Oxbo Group.

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Two of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized harvesting equipment — Oxbo International Corp. and Ploeger Agro B.V. — have merged to create the Ploeger Oxbo Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of harvesting equipment and related products


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Building Materials/Supplies

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

Beautiful Red Angus Registered Service Bull

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

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

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Buildings For Sale

Wayland, NY

518-245-4439 FOR SALE: Registered Angus Herd Bulls & Weaned Feeder Steers. 518-868-9322 after 6pm WANTED: Steers 200# & up. 570-561-8488

COW AND HORSE bedding, clean dry sawdust, 10 wheeler load delivered. Call 716-4573811

ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS Can Erect & Finish

Weitz Construction

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FINGERLAKES CONSTRUCTION

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

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

Beef Cattle 11 QUALITY yearling commercial heifers, Red Angus/ Hereford. Shots/wor med. Grass fed. Replacement or Feeders. 315-595-2523 Hereford Bulls, exc. Epd’s www.stoneridgemanor.com 717-642-9199, 240-447-4600

Garages • Equestrian • Commercial Agricultural Crews Trained to OSHA Standards

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

Steel or Wood Frame

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FOR RENT Silage & Kernel Processors Blowers Hammermills 315-536-7634 607-243-7009 x2

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

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315-204-4089 or 315-204-4084 Spanish Translation Assistance. One on one trainingmilking, sick cows, calving, AI, etc. CNY area. 315-730-5756 cowfarm5@yahoo.com

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585-330-0014 FOR SALE: 14 Good Big Holstein Heifers, Springing, Close, take your pick. 315695-5671

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

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REG. PUREBRED Holstein Service Bulls, several to choose from, $900.00. Call James Loomis 315-427-6568

• Wet or Dry • Wet Bale Wrapping

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

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

Openings Available for New Boarders

ROLLERMILL RENTALS Custom Butchering

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CALF PENS, steel construction, complete w/pail holders & pails. 585-330-0014

WANTED: 40 Holstein dairy cows. 585-554-4589

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

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

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

Call before you dump high bacteria or antibiotic bulk tanks!

RICK AUSTIN

315-331-0633 Custom Services

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TITAN ENTERPRISES

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

CUSTOM CROPPING & HARVESTING  Manure hauling, semis & tankers.

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

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 Hay & corn chopping with trucking.  High moisture corn snaplage harvesting.

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

 Combining, small grains & corn.

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Dairy Cattle 11 HOLSTEIN HEIFERS w/bull May through July; 540 gallon Sunset bulk tank; 1000 bales timothy hay. 607-7762597 110 WELL-GROWN freestall trained Holstein heifers due November & December. Had all shots. 315-269-6600 (33) ORGANIC DAIRY cows for sale, $1,500 per head, Holsteins, Jerseys, and cross breeds. Most are dry and due soon. Call evenings: 716-7613131, 216-401-1052

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

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

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

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MAYO MATS

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

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Employment Wanted

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

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

SEVERAL USED Double 6 and 8 parlors w/ATO’s and 3” low lines complete. Several 2”: pipelines, used vacuum pumps, receiver groups, claws, ATO’s, washer boxes, etc. 585-732-1953 WANTED: 50 used freestall loops in good condition. Prefer double loop for side longe space. 607-836-4512, Cortland,NY

Farm Equipment

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

300 GALLON LIQUID, galvanized steel cage protected storage tanks for water, molasses, maple sap. Large 6” cap opening on top with 2” ball valve opening on the bottom. $100.00 OBO. 315-5345568

JD 5730 chopper, 4wd processor hay & 4 row chain heads. 585-746-5050

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

Farm Equipment

Dogs

4-ROW KEMPER corn head, fits JD 5000 series choppers, good condition, field ready. 585-365-2700 (6) GRAIN CARTS. Brent, Killbros, Parker. All Nice. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322

Farm Equipment

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.

1-800-982-1769

US or Canada American made quality parts at big savings

FORD 4610 tractor; Case IH 1010, 20’ grain head, $1,800; JD 3 row harvester head. 315536-8718

PACK YOUR SILAGE TIGHT

Border Collie/Blue Heeler Puppies. Males, 6 weeks old, $100.00. Very unique markings. 607-792-9740

Farm Machinery For Sale

GLEANER 430 black corn head to fit F2 combine w/all accessories, excellent condition, always stored inside, best offer. 585-728-2374 GLEANER 6 row 30” corn head, L or M combines, excellent shape, no dents or rust, 585-738-7554

Now with Changeable Hookups

MARTIN’S MACHINING & WELDING 717-892-2717

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

GLEANER A combine with 2 heads, 12’ grain head and 3 row corn head, $2,900; MF 1745 4’x5’ round baler like new approx. 900 bales $12,500. 716-795-9276

You can’t afford downtime!

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Concrete Weights setup for quick hitch & 3pt CAT. 2, 3, 3N, 4’ & 4N, 3500 lb, 5000 lb, 6000 lb, 7000 lb & 8000 lb.

REGISTERED miniature Australian Shepherds, $500$850; All colors, shots, wormed and socialized. 607244-1644

Electrical

Use

Let our 35 years of electrical experience go to work for you.

Dual-Cut Rolls For Peak Performance

Y QUALIT TEED N A R A GU

Providing Complete Grain/Dairy Facility Installations, Facility Power Distribution & Lighting, Motor Control Centers, Automation & Troubleshooting, and New Services & Upgrades.

Charles McCarthy Farm Machinery TRACTORS • FARM MACHINERY • UTILITY TRAILERS

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

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

570-833-5214 MESHOPPEN, PA 18630

@ 585-584-9210

GOTTA GO! Large selection of JD 6620 & 7720 combines. We dropped prices! Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 H&S Rear unload forage wagon, (3) 9’ 5-ring hopper beds. Case IH 1063, JD 893, NH 824, 2 Row Green JD corn heads. 585-732-1953 IH 5100 GRAIN DRILL 15’, very good condition, $3,000; Farmall 666, very nice condition, 3400 hrs., $7,500; 1966 Mack single axle road tractor, good cab, $2,500. 315-6266779 INT. 1460 COMBINE, 4WD, new radiator, rebuilt rotor, $8,000. 315-271-7091 JD 2310 mulch finisher, 21’. Call 585-370-5367 JD 4020 w/loader, Alamo boom mower, 20’ reach, 5’ cut. Call 585-370-5367 JD 4960 MFWD, recent engine OH; JD 4760 MFWD, duals. both good rubber. www.zeisloftequip.com 800919-3322 JD 643 6 row corn head, low tin, $4,850; pair 28Lx26 12 ply radial combine tires, new, $3,500. 607-286-3391 JD 6600 Diesel combine, has 404 engine, looks & runs very good, $3,800; JD 215, 218 & 220 flex heads, stainless bottoms, poly skids, $3,200; Westfield 8x36 transport auger w/5hp motor, $1,500; JD 443 low tin, oil bath, $3,800; JD 7000 planter, 6x30 cross auger, $4,200. Mike Franklin 607-749-3424 JD 922 FLEX HEAD, fore & aft reel, poly skid plates w/header cart, $5,850. 607-533-4850 eves, 607-279-6232 days.

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Farm Equipment

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HEADS

LOWS

& PARTS

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

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Farm Machinery For Sale 02 HOULE Multi-purpose lagoon pump, 540PTO, 8” discharge, new impleller, no sand, $8,500. 315-374-3396 $1,000 OFF Most any corn heads & grain heads in stock. Huge selection. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 1978 JOHN DEERE 8430, 4WD, 3Pt., quick hitch, PTO, 3 hydraulic outlets, factory axle duals, good condition. Ithaca,NY 607-273-8070 1992 BIG VALLEY Horse/ Livestock Trailer, bumper pull. Twin axle w/electric brakes. REDUCED: $1,100. 315-9469672 2 H&S SILAGE WAGONS, $7,000/each; Case Int. 600 blower, $4,000; heavy duty tire alley scraper, $600; N-Tech 12’ manure auger, $800; Cornell gutter cleaner parts, best offer. 585-739-2783 (2) NEW Farm dump trailers, asking $2,700 & $2,900. 315536-8446

MABIE BROS., INC.

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COMBINES & JD 4650 MFD, new PS . . . . . . . . . . .$28,500 Case IH 9170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,500 CIH 4366 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,900 IH 3588 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 IH 966 Fender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 1066 Black Stripe, new engine, exc. cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 IH 1066 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 1066 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call IH 1066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,900 IH 806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,900 IH 656 weak hydro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 424 w/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 656 diesel, RBT eng . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 FD 4100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 Kilbros 350 gravity wagon . . . . . . . . .$2,200

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JD 8420, 8200, 4955, 4560, 7920, 7810, 7700, 7210, 7405, 5500, 4020. FORD TW20, TW15, 8560. 585-7321953

MASSEY FERGUSON diesel Tractor. 585-332-8831

Combine Salvage

JOHN DEERE 2950, 4 wheel drive with cab, $17,000. 607544-4632

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

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

K & J Surplus

TRANSPORT HAY ELEVATORS 1 1/2” square tubing, 14 gauge 24’ - 48’ Includes Motor & Wheels Other sizes available Call for prices.

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

MILO MFG. • PENN YAN, NY

315-536-8578

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

(585) 993-0983 MABIES OEM PARTS Massey Challenger Allis White Krone Perkins Hesston Gleaner

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Farm Machinery For Sale

315-687-7891 315-510-2400

JOHN DEERE BALER PARTS. Winter discounts for baler repairs. New hay equipment. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705 JOHN DEERE Model 70, gas, wide front, 95% tires, perfect tin, second owner. 585-7270350

JOHN DEERE TRACTOR PARTS

Many New Parts in Stock RECENT MODELS IN FOR SALVAGE:

•4430 qd, cab 6420 burnt •JD L3020 dsl PS •E4020 •3010 •2630 •2950 4WD •L4020 PS •2640 •2010 •JD 5400 4WD burnt We Rebuild Your Hydraulic Pumps, SCV Valves, Steering Valves, etc. All units are Bench Tested Many Used Tractor Parts Already Dismantled CALL FOR YOUR NEEDS

NELSON PARTS 800-730-4020 315-536-3737 JUST ARRIVED! 1997 JD 9500 sidehill 4x4, very nice, last year made. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-919-3322 JUST ARRIVED: 1997 2166 very very nice; Case IH 2144, very high quality; Case IH 2188, loaded. Being trucked now. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800919-3322 4x4 Ford 2120 w/Ford 7109 Loader 40 HP Dsl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,950 4x4 NH TC45D w/NH 16LA Loader 40 HP Dsl, 1500 hrs, outlets, rabbit/turtle control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,500 Ford NH 4630 Fully Heated Cab 55-60 HP Dsl, 1900 hrs, dual outlets, super clean inside & out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,500 4x4 Kubota L3410 w/ Heated Cab 30 HP Dsl, Hydro w/ 3pt. snowblower . . . .$9,650 Dayton PTO Generator 50/25kw on trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,750 3Pt Snowblowers 4’thru 7 1/2, New & Used Front MT Sowpushers 7’thru 15’new & used 4x4 Ford 545D w/Full Cab & Ford Loader 55-60 HP Dsl, 1000 hrs, ps 3 pt live PTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,900 Lots More Tractors & Equip In Stock

Kennedy Tractor (315) 964-1161 Williamstown, NY “We Deliver” KICKER BALE WAGONS $2,350; 8 & 10 Ton Running Gears, $1,325-$1,500; 20’ Bale Carriers, $2,750. Horst’s Welding, 585-526-5954 KILBROS 350 gravity wagon, like new, $3,500; Little Giant gravity wagon, $1,500; Keenan 115 mixer, $5,000; 1969 Chevy dump truck, $1,500. 315-364-8596, 315246-1032 LOOK! 1993 JD 9500 that is exceptional! Central Illinois. Fresh from farm. None better, $54,500 firm. Save $2,000 Off any head with this combine. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

Farm Machinery For Sale Silo 14x30, aluminum roof, concrete stave, good cond . . .Must Be Taken Down Badger Barn Cleaner gear box and chute in good cond . . .Best Offer Steinhorst 530 gallon Bulk Tank with Copeland Copelamatic compressor, Model #3RK2-0310 CAB800, 230V, 1ph, 60Hz . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Best Offer Barns from Early 1800s Must be Taken Down

CALL

518-882-6239 MATURE STANDING CORN for sale, will sell by acre or ton, for silage or grain, harvesting storage and trucking available; set of Int. 735 6 bottom variable width moldboard plows, $4,000. 607-329-2302 MECCA pull type grape harvester, good condition, field ready; JD 245 self leveling loader, joy stick, complete w/brackets, excellent condition. 607-243-8803, if no answer leave message. MITSUBISHI MX230LC Excavator, 8,800 hours, 25 ton, good condition, $12,000. 585526-7133 MODERN MIXMILL w/feed factory, equipped w/grinder & 4-10 ton bins. 315-822-6883 NEW & USED tires & rims of all sizes. Parting out Int. 1460 combines & NH choppers; Also Case 970, 1070 & 1370, 2470, 886, 986, 1486. 585732-1953 NEW AND USED PARTS for New Holland 782, 790, 890, 892, 900; John Deere 3940, 3950, 3960. NEW & USED New Holland baler parts. Closed Sundays. 607-2438151

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

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

Buying Machines Dead or Alive

WANTED

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

814-793-4293

MACK ENTERPRISES

WANTED

(716) 358-3006 • (716) 358-3768 Ship UPS Daily www.w2r.com/mackenterprises/

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

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

2011 HIGH MOISTURE corn for sale. Owego, NY 607-7258558

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BUYING GRAIN: Corn, Wheat, Feed Wheat, Soybeans, Damaged Grain. Call 585-226-8340 (Office) or 585-233-1066 (Mike). TOP PRICES PAID! PROMPT PAYMENT! BUYING Mold & Heat Damaged Grains. Also high moisture corn. Auburn,NY. Call Ralph 315-729-0918

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

WEILER’S GRAIN ROASTING

(315) 549-7081

VALMETAL 5500 bedding chopper w/hyd. spout controls, $8,500; 12’ Leon front mount blade, $2,000. 585330-0014

Farm Machinery Wanted

Randolph, NY

2011 CROP high moisture corn delivered to your farm. Also dry corn, whole or ground. 585-732-1953

518-634-2310

MARTIN’S WELDING

315-531-8672

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

814-793-4293

WANTED: 6 Yetter #2995 single disc, liquid/dry fertilizer opener. 585-245-4739 WANTED: IH 820 13’-flex head; 8x30 transport auger; steel tracks for IH combine. 585-526-6732

HIGH MOISTURE SHELL CORN

Waldon, NY (Orange County) Trailer Loading Available

845-778-5073 845-784-6423

YOUR SOURCE FOR:

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

(315)) 549-82266 Romulus, NY 14541

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

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

1-866-737-6273


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Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

“BUYERS OF GRAIN” “Call for Market Information and Bids” 518-272-7212 or 800-833-3636 Clayton Charles - Ext. 131 - Corn • John Maloy - Ext. 102 - Soybeans Matt White - Ext. 115 - Oats Fencing

Fencing

SHAMROCK FARMS (585) FENCING

R & R FENCING LLC • • • •

Equine Livestock Post Driving Pasture & Paddock Design

669-2179

DAN FITZPATRICK

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

BRIAN ROSS

585-599-3489

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

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

Fencing

Fencing

“Miles of Quality Start Here”

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

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

USA Gypsum Bedding

Fencing

E FARM FENCE & SUPPLY EMPIR

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

Reduce your bedding costs! And Improve Soil Naturally!

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

Gypsum Bedding

Improve Your Farm Efficiency

ALL TYPES OF FENCES Quali Guara ty nteed

FALL DISCOUNTS NOW

Cyclops Energizers Made in USA

BOARD • VINYL • WOVEN WIRE • HI TENSILE Serving The Northeast

E&A Fence LLC 518-993-5177

771 St. Hwy 163, Fort Plain, NY

PUMPKINS, GOURDS, WINTER SQUASH etc.

Kersch’s Ag

585-322-7778 585-734-0003

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

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

• Use less! More absorbent than lime products.

315-729-1066

Dealers wanted in select areas Also Available at: Martinsburg, PA Kennedyville, MD Fort Plain, NY Penn Yan, NY New Holland, PA Piffard, NY Honey Grove, PA Shippensburg, PA Baltic, OH Watsontown, PA Millmont, PA Lykens, PA Shelby, OH

ph 814-793-3721 ph 888-348-1747 ph 518-993-3892 ph 315-531-9497 ph 888-336-7878 ph 585-243-9597 ph 717-734-3145 ph 717-532-7845 ph 330-897-6492 ph 570-649-6765 ph 570-898-1967 ph 717-365-3804 ph 419-342-2942

Pie, Jack-O-Lantern, White & Munchkin Pumpkins Butternut, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Acorn, Ambercup, Sweet Potato, Sweet Dumpling Squash

ANY SIZE LOTS AVAILABLE From Bushels to Tractor Trailer Loads

Hoeffner Farms Hornell,NY

607-769-3404 607-324-0749 eves Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers 50’ - 10” U-Trough. Call 585370-5367 MYERS 750 tower dryer. Call 585-370-5367 NEW AND USED Grain Dryers: GT, MC, GSI. Call anytime toll free 1-877-422-0927

HI-CAL Lime & Lime Spreading Big Square Baling Liquid Manure Spreading & Pumping

• Barn dry filling your gutters & tanks? Gypsum dissolves.

www.usagypsum.com • Phone 717-335-0379 Central Dairy & Mech. Delmarva Farm Service Elam Miller Himrod Farm Supply Homestead Nutrition Genesee Valley Nutrition Levi Fisher Martin’s Ag New Bedford Elevator Norm’s Farm Store Robert Rohrer Steve B. Stoltzfus Walnut Hill Feeds

LIME

Electronic Rate Controlling GPS Guidance Clinton Zimmerman

GRIP X 1 Barn Dry

Try Grip X1 Today!

Heavy Duty Galvanized Gates

Fresh Produce, Nursery

Savannah, NY

Save Money ~ Call Us

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS 315-923-9118

Clyde, NY

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

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

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• Cheaper than sawdust shavings or straw. • Reduce mastitis & cell counts. • Use in place of Hydrated Lime. • Improves your soil • Available in bulk.

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading


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Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw Wanted

1st CUTTING Dry Round Bales; also 2nd cutting baleage. Delivery available. 315-794-8375

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

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

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

STRAW CALL STEVE

519-482-5365 ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

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

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

519-529-1141

HAY CORN STOVER STRAW All bale sizes and types, including ROUND BALES, accepted. Spot Buys or Long Term Contracts Small or Large Quantities Quick Payment Contacts: Kevin Eickhoff 610-926-8811 ext. 5216 keickhoff@giorgimush.com Allen Hollenbach 610-926-5753 ahollenbach@giorgimush.com Michele Fisher 610-926-8811 ext. 5189 mfisher@giorgimush.com

WANTED

Heating

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

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

Hay - Straw Wanted

ALWAYS WANTED

HAY & STRAW

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

Our Natural No Withhold Products Can Help CALL

IH TRACTOR SALVAGE PARTS BATES CORPORATION 12351 Elm Rd BOURBON, IN 46504

New, Used & Rebuilt We Ship Anywhere CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY WEB SPECIALS!

1-866-737-6273

Call the IH Parts Specialists:

Horses

1-800-248-2955

TEAM of 10 year old black old-style heavy Percheron Mares, broke very well. Also, White Percheron “Indian Wedding Carriage” mare, rides and drives. Also, 3 single black Percheron geldings. All will work in traffic. Erin C. Lundy 315-493-1051

Our Web Address: www.batescorp.com

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

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

Real Estate For Sale

Parts

220 ACRE FARM IN CENTRAL NEW YORK

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

GOODRICH TRACTOR PARTS

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

787 Bates-Wilson Road Norwich, NY 13851

(607) 334-9727 Cell 607-316-3758 www.possonrealty.com possonrealty@frontiernet.net David C. Posson, Broker

Richard E. Posson, Associate Broker

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

607-642-3293

650,000.00 315-489-0742

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

POSSON REALTY LLC

WANTED

High Somatic Cell Count? Mastitis Problems?

Parts & Repair

Irrigation

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

Herd Health

$

On the River - Minutes from the Adirondack Park. No Better Location for Roadside Sales. #2272 - Located on the Beautiful West Canada Creek. Herkimer County 123 acre Gentleman's Farm. Exceptional soils. 50 acres tillable. Silt Loem. High organic matter and premier vegetable soil. 20 acres of pasture in good fence. Balance woods. Lots of firewood. Awesome hunting. 2 story dairy barn w/65 tie stalls. Enclosed manure room. Side addition for 20 additional heifers. Large drive-in hay mow 10,000 bale capacity. Good 60x80 machinery building w/8x14 cooler for vegetables. Good 28x48 Greenhouse with water and power. Nice 2 story 3 bdrm home with a large attached 2 car garage. New windows and furnace. Farm is currently used for roadside sales of beef, hogs, and veggies but could be Dairy again. Over 1,500 ft. of frontage on West Canada Creek. Awesome fishing and kayaking.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reduced from $320,0000 to $300,000

CROP INSURANCE ADJUSTERS

Showplace Madison County Dairy Farm with a large modern home #2254 - Neat, Clean, & Turnkey. 220 acre farm, 160 exceptional well drained tillable acres with additional 40+ acres to rent. Balance mostly pasture, some woods. Two story 68 stall dairy barn with attached 80 stall free stall for dry cow and young stock. 3 very nice Morton machinery buildings. Nice 2 story 5 bedroom 3 bath Modern Home. This is truly an exceptional farm that has everything. Great milking facility, room for heifers and dry cows, plenty of machinery storage, and enough supporting lands. Farm recently appraised by leading Ag Bank at close to $550,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $550,000 Cattle, machinnery, and feed available

2302 - Otsego County Free stalll Operation. Buildings for 300 head. Double 8 milking parlor, 3,000 gallon bulk tank, large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 4 bdrm home. All situated on 70 acres of land w/40+/acres tillable, gravel loem soils w/lots of additional land to rent reasonable. Great location. Mins from Cooperstown or Oneonta. Farm would work well for dairy although buildings are conducive for horses and beef. Farm has 2 trout streams. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Nice area to live and farm. Priced to sell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $245,000

Looking for Motivated Individuals to Join Our Team in New York and New Jersey Ag background a must. Will train new hires with premium paid for experience. Part-time with opportunity for full-time for qualified candidates. Send resume to: ppertz@admcrs.com

2256 - Madison County Free stall Operation. 210 acres 160 acres of very productive tillable land. 2 barns with 280 free stalls. Double 10 rapid exit parlor. Large concrete pad for feed storage. Good 2 story 5 bedroom home with 2 baths. Several custom operators in the area for harvesting and planting feed. This farm is turnkey, ready to milk. Good farming area, agricultural and machinery businesses all close by.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $550,000

2280 - Otsego County Dairy 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 bth 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asking $175,000

TIMOTHY MIXED HAY ALFALFA MIXED HAY

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cuttings Also Small Square Mulch

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

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


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Real Estate For Sale

Services Offered

HOBBY FARM Fingerlakes, NY

Modern 3 bdr., 2-1/2 bath ranch on 62 acres overlooking the Genesee Valley. 2 barns, 8 horse stalls, 50 open acres mostly fenced now in horses, sheep, cattle & chickens.

319,000

$

585-335-7436

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

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment

Did You Know We Handle All These Brands?

Kelly

3626 Brown St., Collins, NY 14034 Shop - (716) 532-2040 Eves & Weekends (716) 532-2919

Starline

A.R Timmel

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

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

717-949-2034 Toll-free 1-877-484-4104

Real Estate For Sale

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

Tractors, Parts & Repair

CALL FOR YOUR PRICING NEEDS Your Firestone Farm Tire Headquarters

Master Mill

3626 Brown St., Collins, NY 14034 716-532-2040 Business

• Radial • Implement • Bias • Flotation

• Front • Rice & Cane • Rear • Specialty

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

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

Make Us Your One Stop Shop for Feed & Manure Equipment

ART TIMMEL

Silos, Repairs, Silo Equipment

Tires & Tire Repair Service

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

Trailers 2005 BARRETT aluminum stock trailer, 8Wx28Lx7H, 3 axle, electric over hydraulic brakes, excellent condition, with extras, $19,000/OBO. 570-398-2688 TEITSWORTH TRAILERS: Over 400 in stock now! PJ Goosenecks, Dumps, Tilt Tops, Landscape, Car Haulers, Skid Steer & more. Best prices, largest selection. 585-243-1563

Tires & Tire Repair Service

Tires & Tire Repair Service

Tires & Tire Repair Service

Real Estate For Sale

4500 Latting Road, Farmington, NY

12 Beautiful country ACRES with woods, open field and stream. Horses permitted. MORE LAND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Canandaigua School District. Ranch style, cedar and brick sided home. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Hardwood floors throughout. Full walkout, finished lower level with wood burning stone fireplace . .$174,900

585-746-2724

kellibaker@realtyusa.com

Roofing

Roofing

ROOFING & SIDING BUY DIRECT – We manufacture Metal Roofing & Siding.

ABM & ABX Panel - Standing Seam - PBR Panel LOW PRICES - FAST DELIVERY – FREE LITERATURE

A.B. MARTIN ROOFING SUPPLY, LLC

The NEW

SILO Corp.

Arcade, N.Y.

(585) 492-1300 • Precast Bunk Silos 6’x8” to 13’-4” High • Silo Repair Service • Salt Storage Structures

Ephrata, PA 1-800-373-3703 N e w v i l l e , PA 1-800-782-2712

Full line Pole Building material. ~ Lumber - Trusses - Plywood.

www.abmartin.net • Email: sales@abmartin.net

11’ center wall

10’ side wall

13’4” side wall

11’T wall

NOLT’S TIRE SERVICE 3022 Rte. 96, Waterloo, NY 13165

(315) 539-2764 • (800) 548-1884 ON FARM SPECIALIST

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By appointment only: Kelli Baker, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker


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Trucks

Trucks

Trucks

Trucks

PA Sheep & Wool Growers Assoc. Annual Meeting PA Livestock Center. Contact Joanne Evans, 717-4850539. Tree Farm Field Day Burnham Woodlot, East Finley, Washington County, PA. 12:30-6 pm. $10/person. Call 724-223-8781. OCT 25 Education Day for Greenhouse Operators Windsor Community House, 107 Main St., Windsor, NY. 9 am - 4 pm. $20/person. Contact Carol, 607-5849966. OCT 26 Agricultural Justice and Your Farm EcoVillage FROG Common House, Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY. 5-8 pm. A workshop for farmers & farm employees on improving labor policies and employeremployee relationships. Bring a dish to pass for potluck supper. $5 suggested donation. To register, visit the NOFA-NY online registration page or send an email to info@groundswellcenter.org or call 607-2770180. For more information, visit the Agricultural Justice Project’s Web site or contact Elizabeth Henderson, elizabethhenderson13@ gmail.com 585-764-8471. Grow with the Flow - A Hydroponics Workshop Town of Chenango Building, Community Room. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil. The cost is $10/person and includes handouts. Contact Carol, 607-584-9966 or clf62@cornell.edu. OCT 26 & 28 Wind Conference The Desmond Albany Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd,, Albany, NY. • Oct 26 - 1:30 pm • Oct 28 - 12:45 pm Contact Adam Mehl, 612870-3477.

Trucks

CALEDONIA DIESEL, LLC

2000 STERLING DUMP TRUCK

TRUCK & EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE “The Diesel People!”

2905 Simpson Rd., Caledonia, NY

3406E cat, 18 speed, 20 front/46 rears, 19 1/2 alum. dump, excellent tires and new brakes. Runs out very well.

585-538-4395 • 1-800-311-2880 Since 1982

Just 1 mile south of Route 20 on 36 south

$39,000 / reasonable offer Any inquiries please call Pete at

716-474-2489

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

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

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

Martin’s Farm Trucks, LLC

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

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

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

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2011 Livingston County Conservation Field Day Livingston County hosted its 45th Annual Conservation Field Day Program on Sept. 20 at the A-On-Do-WaNuh Sportsman Club in Leicester, NY. The program provides fifth and sixth grade students from across the county with the opportunity to learn about a variety of conservation and natural resource topics. Over 160 students from 10 classes representing four Livingston County schools participated in the program. Representatives from the following organizations presented short workshops to students: Cornell Coopera-

tive Extension of Livingston County, SUNY Geneseo, GLOW Recycling, DEC Bureau of Wildlife and Hunter Safety, General Motors, Chip Holt Nature Center, Livingston County Department of Health, and Letchworth State Park. This program is co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County and the A-On-Do-WaNuh Sportsman Club. If your school is interested in participating in the 2012 program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County at 585-658-3250.

The Conservation Field Day event included a presentation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation about their forestry programs in the state. Photo courtesy of CCE Livingston County

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Orleans County 4-H Succeeds at New York State Fair Orleans County 4-H was well represented at the 2011 New York State 4-H Fair in Syracuse. In the Youth Building, the following 4-H’ers received Special Recognition (“Best of the Best”) for their exhibits: Morgan Seielstad, Communications & Expressive Arts: Galileo Exhibit, Regina Simon, Clothing and Textiles: Knitted Baby Outfit, Lazy Ranchers 4-H Club, Communications & Expressive Arts: Community Service Exhibit, Amanda Sullivan, Visual Arts: “Constellate” photograph, Lyndonville Mongrels 4-H Club, Communication & Expressive Arts: Poultry Science Poster, In the Produced in New York Event, Riley Seielstad received special recognition in the form of a commemorative apron. In the Rabbit Division, these 4-H’ers had the top animals of their breeds in New York State 4-H: Reserve Californian: Ian Smith Best and Reserve American Fuzzy Lop: Mary-Grace Gabalski Best Havana: Joseph Trautwein Best Mini Lop: Jordyn Smith. In the Rabbit De-

cathlon, a knowledge event for 4-H members, the Orleans County Novice Team took second place (team members included Maggie Gabalski, Morgan Seielstad and Quinn Schlegel). The Junior Team took third place (team members included Jordyn Smith, Ian Smith and Riley Seielstad). The Senior Team of Toni Garcia, Makaila Harmer and Mary-Grace Gabalski finished in fourth place. In the Dairy Cattle Senior Judging event, Andrew Reynolds took first place will represent New York State at the National Competition. In the Angus Cattle Youth Show, Jayne Bannister took second place with her Senior Heifer. In the Dairy Goat Youth Show, Natalie Mrzywka took third and fourth place with her 3 1/2—5 mo. Nubian Doe Kids, eighth place with her 3–5 year old Nubian Doe, third place with her 5 years and older Nubian Doe and third place in the Dam/Daughter class. Nicole Mrzywka took second place with her Nubian Doe 2–3 years old, second place with her 3-5 year old Nubian Doe, second place with her 5 years and older Nubian Doe and second place in the Dam-daughter class.

Rylie Lear placed second in the 3 1/2-5 mo. Nubian Doe Kid class. In the Meat Goat Youth Show, Natalie Mrzywka won the Junior Meat Goat Fitting and Showmanship competition and had the Junior Grand Champion Doe. Natalie had the first place 3 1/2-6 month old fullblood kid and the first and third place 1-2 year old, never kidded fullblood does, as well as the first place 2-4 year old doe The Kimber Hamm Goat Rancher Award is a multi-event competition where exhibitors’ scores are tallied the areas of fitting and showmanhip, conformation, record book evaluation, written exam and oral interview. The official results have not been announced. In the Horse Division, Michaela Cardone took eighth place in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat; Lucas Evans took fifth place in Hunter Under Saddle, third place in Senior Working Hunter Horse, third in Equitation over Fences, and fourth in Senior Hunter Hack Horse; Kelsey Evoy took third place in Senior Dressage Equitation, seventh in Working Hunter Pony, and seventh in Equitation over Fences. Sean Evoy took

Genesee County 4-H Great Pumpkin Contest results CORFU, NY — The third annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-in was held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at J & L Feed & Farm Supply in Corfu. Anna Dorman of Batavia grew the largest Dill’s Atlantic Giant pumpkin, which topped the scales at 120 pounds. Other participants were Steven and George Underhill who grew 90 pound pumpkins and Andrew Underhill with a 60 pound pumpkin. The contest also included the chance to grow tiny Jack-Be-Little pumpkins. The Tarbell Family of Corfu (Alexandria,

Colton, and Quinton are the light-weight winners with a 40 gram pumpkin. They also grew 53 gram and 75 gram pumpkins. Anna Dorman came in close with a 42 gram entry. Melissa Keller entered a 108 gram mini. The pumpkin growing contest is a annual, educational event and one of many that Genesee county youth may participate in as part of the 4-H program. Youth ages 5-19 that are interested in becoming a member of 4-H, may contact Amy at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585343-3040, ext. 101.

third place in Dressage Training Level Test 1, first in Training Level Test 2, third in Training Level Test 3 sixth in Senior Dressage Equitation, eighth in Senior Hunt Pleasure Horse, fourth in Equitation over Fences, and sixth in Senior Hunter Hack Horse. Rebecca Gates placed ninth in Senior Straight

Barrels, eighth in Senior Bleeding Heart Barrels, and fifth in Senior Quadrangle Barrels. Meg Logan placed seventh in Senior Hunt Seat Equitaiton on the Flat, fifth in Senior Equitation Over Fences, second in Senior Western Showmanship, sixth in Senior Western Trail, seventh in Senior Western Road Hack, and seventh in Senior Stock Seat Equitation. Nicole Nesbitt placed ninth in Senior Western Pleasure, first place in Senior West-

ern Road Hack, third in Senior Western Riding, and second in Stock Seat Equitation. Haley Watkins placed seventh Senior Western Trail and tenth in Senior Western Road Hack. Emily Zink placed second in Junior English Showmanship, eighth in Junior Hunter under Saddle and Junior Hunt Pleasure. Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

4-H Horse Drill Team wins New York State Fair Competition JAMESTOWN, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Horse Program has been working together all year for the chance at competition at The Great New York State Fair. This year the dedication and commitment to excellence was very evident from six members of the 4-H Horse Program. Jennifer Dahlgren, Danyelle Harding, Mikaela Swanson, Emily Markham, Kendra Hockran, Sarah Burgoon and Emily Swanson are members of the 2011, now State Champion 4-H Horse Drill Team. These young ladies began practicing months ago. Meeting weekly with their horses to develop, choreograph and practice their drill team presentation. The Chautauqua County 4-H Horse Drill Team is coached by Ann Masood of Fredonia with assistance from Fran Hockran of Bemus Point. 4-H Drill team is a synchronized equine event in which six riders from a county are to develop their own drill, 510 minutes in length, each drill must include, but is not limited to the following four (4) maneuvers: Pinwheel; Thread the needle; Oblique; and Mesh/interlocking fingers. The Chautauqua County riders with one alternate developed an awe-inspiring and captivating performance set to a Michael Jackson theme outfitting both

themselves and their horses in themed outfits. Executing maneuvers on a horse is difficult and synchronizing with five other riders is even more complex, add in costumes and music can be a challenge, but not one that the Chautauqua County 4-H Horse Program Participants couldn’t tackle with success. This is the first time in history that the Chautauqua County Drill Team has won a State title. As winners of the State Drill Team Competition they were presented the Laura Beth Jansen Trophy. Laura was a dedicated 4-H who lost her life in a car accident in December of 2006 at 18 years old. She was said to exemplify a 4-H youth by those that knew her. The winning run of the Chautauqua County 4-H Drill Team can be seen on youtube.com. Being 4-Hers not only do these kids ride but they participate in several 4-H youth development projects and programs. Coach Masood said, “I couldn’t be prouder of these ladies, they have worked so hard and so well together. Great Job Ladies!” The Chautauqua County’s State Title also earned them the opportunity to perform as the opening performance of The Great New York State Fair’s Barrel Racing Event in the Toyota Coliseum. The exhibition was well received by the over 1,000 spectators.

The 4-H Horse Drill Team that won the New York State Fair Competition. Photo courtesy of Chautauqua County CCE


Home,, Family,, Friendss & You Donna’s Day: creative family fun by Donna Erickson Apple crisp with a berry twist There is something about fall, with its cooler days and the abundance of juicy apples, that brings out the baker in us all. Brisk breezes and rustling leaves almost seem to whisper “apple crisp.” Measure, stir and bake this mouthwatering apple dessert using autumn’s apple harvest and colorful, juicy frozen blackberries. In this recipe the steps are not only simple, but also mixed with play! Every member of the family will want to be part of the preparation, not to mention the tasting when it comes out of the oven!

Apple Blackberry Crisp Filling: 5 apples or about 4 cups when peeled and sliced 1 cup frozen blackberries, thawed slightly 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon flour Juice from one lemon Topping: 1 cup all-purpose flour

Fall is here Did you know Fall is finally here? There’s nothing more delicious than pumpkin pie to welcome Fall. My name is Stephanie Hallenbeck and I am your Jefferson County Dairy Ambassador. With cold weather coming, it’s important to make sure we get our 3 dairy products every day. We need essential nutrients’ in dairy to help us keep going. But lets save our pies for Thanksgiving and make pumpkin ice-cream instead! You will need: 1 (15 oz.) can of pumpkin 1 cup of white sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 gallon softened vanilla ice-cream 36 vanilla wafers In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix until well blended. Stir in the pecans and fold in the ice-cream. Then line a 9 inch by 13 inch dish with 18 cookies. Repeat into layers and freeze until firm. Then enjoy the pumpkin ice-cream and watch the leaves fall.

2 cups quick oats 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of salt 1/2 cup melted butter 1. To make the crisp, peel the apples. If your children are skilled at using a vegetable peeler, make peeling the apples a game. Start at the stem, and peel in a spiral motion. Try to make the longest strip without breaking it. If your kids are competitive, they’ll have the apples peeled in no time! 2. Cut the peeled apples into 1/4-inch slices. While you are at it, for a surprise, cut an apple in half widthwise to reveal a star design in the middle. Place the slices in a large bowl. Add slightly thawed blackberries, sugar, flour and lemon juice. Combine and spoon into a medium-size 8-inch-by-11-inch baking dish. 3. For the topping, in another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon, salt and melted butter. Mix lightly until crumbly. Sprinkle this topping mixture with fingers over apples and berries. Press lightly. 4. Place in preheated oven. If you have a window on your oven door, let the kids keep watch to observe when the fruit juices bubble up through the browned topping. That will be the clue that the apple-berry crisp is done, about 30 minutes.

Good Housekeeping Sausage and Pumpkin Pasta There’s no getting around pumpkins this fall! Paired with spicy sausage, convenient canned pumpkin livens up the usual dinner pasta. 1 pound rigatoni 8 ounces spicy Italian sausage, casings removed 5 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 1 can (15-ounce) pure pumpkin 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1. Cook rigatoni as label directs, reserving 1 cup cooking water. 2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage on

5. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint on top. Then give yourselves a standing ovation! Extra idea: Add a teaspoon or two of leftover berry juice to the whipped cream. Swirl it around to create a purple marbled effect, and then spoon on top of each serving. (c) 2011 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

medium 6 minutes, breaking up sausage. Add fresh sage leaves; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add pumpkin and reserved pasta water; mix well. 3. Drain pasta; return to pot. Add sausage mixture; heat through. Stir in Parmesan. Serves 4. Velvety Pumpkin Soup Enjoy this rich soup as the weather gets colder. 2 tablespoons butter 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 can (15-ounce) pure pumpkin 2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. In 4-quart saucepot, melt butter on mediumhigh. Add shallot, cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add cumin; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add pumpkin, lower-sodium chicken broth and water. Cover and heat to boiling on high. Stir in salt. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our Web site at www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/. (c) 2011 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

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Otsego County Farm Bureau challenges other county Farm Bureaus to help farmers purchase rollover protection

Otsego County Farm Bureau President John Walrath presents a check to Mt. Vision dairy farmer Milan Djurdjevich. Farm Bureau and NYCAMH partnered to help outfit a John Deere tractor on Djurdevich’s farm with a rollover protection system that included a canopy. Photo courtesy of Otsego County Farm Bureau COOPERSTOWN, NY that Djurdjevich also out— Thanks to a collabora- fitted with a rollover protion between the New tection system (ROPS) usYork Center for Agricul- ing a $765 ROPS rebate tural Medicine and from NYCAMH. DjurdjeHealth (NYCAMH) and vich said he is honored to the Otsego County Farm receive the funding in Bureau, Milan Djurdje- memory of David Huse, a vich, a dairy farmer from well-known beef farmer Mt. Vision, was awarded who died in a tractor acthe funding necessary to cident in Carlisle a year purchase rollover protec- and a half ago. Djurdjetion and a canopy for a vich also thanked Cazentractor on his farm. ovia Equipment Supply in Djurdjevich was pre- Cortland, where he pursented with a $400 check chased the ROPS, and by Otsego County Farm Springers Incorporated in Bureau President John Richfield Springs, where Walrath at the organiza- he bought the canopy. tion’s annual meeting on “The heat and sun exOct. 4 in Worcester. The posure are really a health funding will be used to hazard for farmers who purchase a canopy for a spend a lot of hours in 1970 John Deere tractor the tractor seat working

the land,” noted Djurdjevich, “and so I’ve been wanting to put a canopy on the tractor for some time.” The ROPS was installed on his John Deere tractor earlier this year. “My dairy, Sunbeam Hill Farms, has a lot of hilly terrain,” said Djurdjevich. “I’ve had some close calls where the wheels started to spin, have had the tractor jackknife, and a baler and wagon push me down the hill while baling hay in a muddy season like we’ve had this year. You don’t realize how much safer you feel until you’ve got both the seatbelt on and the ROPS installed.” Djurdjevich has six tractors on his farm and all of them now have rollover protection. The Otsego County

Farm Bureau has issued a challenge to other county farm bureaus to follow its lead and provide the funding necessary to help a farmer retrofit a tractor that lacks rollover protection. Tractor overturns are the primary cause of fatal and permanently crippling injuries on farms across the country. In the event of a rollover, the use of ROPS and a seatbelt reduces the risk of injury by 99 percent. Tractors built after 1985 have built-in rollover protection, but most tractors in use today are older than that and lack this safety feature. Since the ROPS Rebate Program was first launched, NYCAMH, Farm Family Insurance,

the New York Farm Bureau and the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association have partnered to help retrofit nearly 1,000 tractors on farms across the state with rollover protection systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,412 workers on farms died from tractor overturns between 1992 and 2005. NYCAMH’s efforts have likely saved many New York farmers from potential injury and death. New York State Senator James L. Seward (R-51), a supporter of the ROPS rebate program, noted, “Agriculture is our state’s number one industry. It is vital to our economy and our way of life. Ensuring our farmers have

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Trucks NTTC asks LaHood to halt two rulemakings on wetlines and privatization of tank truck regulations National Tank Truck Carriers has asked Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to direct the withdrawal of two rulemakings that it considers unnecessary and even counterproductive to safety. The first rulemaking would require a ban on gasoline in loading lines on cargo tanks (wetlines); the other would turn over significant cargo tank regulatory responsibilities to a private third party and

restrict public access to the regulatory process. NTTC President John Conley said that his organization took this unusual tactic because the Secretary can provide political cover to his Pipelines Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) which developed the wetlines regulation in response to intense pressure from members of a Congressional committee. Likewise, PHMSA began another rulemaking which

would abdicate key government safety responsibility if the petitions from two private groups are granted. “I respectfully submit that there are two rulemakings underway at the Department of Transportation’s Pipelines Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that fall into the President’s category of regulations that are not needed and which would actually harm the safe trans-

portation of hazardous materials,” Conley wrote. “Neither of these regulations was actually initiated by your agency for safety reasons, but rather were the result in one case from intense Congressional pressure and in the other in response to petitions from an industry group that would financially benefit greatly if its petitions are granted.” NTTC pointed out to the Secretary that House Transportation and In-

frastructure Committee Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Corrine Brown (D-FL) urged PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman to not proceed with the wetlines rulemaking. The wetlines regulations resulted from pressure from certain members of the T&I Committee in the last Congress and in no longer an issue of inter-

est to the majority of the current Congress. Regarding the proposal to turn over key regulatory responsibilities to a private entity through a “no-bid: process, NTTC told the Secretary that “while we can respect the gall of these parties to have the government mandate the purchase of their products and services, we urge you to encourage your agency to reject this attempt to fix something that is not broken.”

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ATA urges State Department to move key energy project forward ARLINGTON, VA — In testimony on Oct. 7, American Trucking Associations asked the State Department to issue a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will provide jobs, as well as affordable access to reliable energy, for the trucking industry and the entire U.S. economy. “Diesel fuel is, and will likely continue to be, the lifeblood of the American trucking industry,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “The State Department can help ensure that the 18wheelers that deliver America’s essential goods like food, fuel and medicine have reliable access to that fuel by approving the Keystone XL project. Approving this project would give a green light to thousands of new jobs and a much needed economic stimulus.” “Trucks move 70 percent of our nation’s freight tonnage and earn 82 percent of the nation’s freight revenue, consuming over 35 billion gallons of diesel fuel and 14 billion gallons of gasoline to deliver virtually all of our nation’s food, clothing, medicine, and other essential commodities,” Graves

said. Richard Moskowitz, ATA vice president and regulatory affairs counsel, testified on behalf of the federation during the State Department’s hearing that importing petroleum from Canada, rather than unstable regimes in other parts of the world, will help the trucking industry, he said, by increasing the stability of supply and making the price of diesel less susceptible to price spikes. “Recent events in the Middle East should serve as a wake-up call on the need to improve U.S. energy security,” Moskowitz said. “The development of Keystone XL will provide a stable, long-term supply of crude oil from Montana, the Dakotas and Canada — one of our strongest and most loyal allies — to refineries in the United States,” Moskowitz said. “The United States reliance on imported oil places U.S. consumers at greater risk of supply disruptions and damaging price spikes. Volatile diesel prices harm the trucking industry and jeopardize the U.S. economy.”

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“National Tank Truck Carriers is pleased to offer free access to the Cargo Tank Rollover Prevention video that they developed with the U.S. Department of Transportation with Spanish subtitles added,” NTTC Chairman Greg Hodgen, Groendyke Transport, has announced. “While it is a requirement that a tank truck driver be able to speak English, we believe that there is a real safety benefit to providing training in the person’s native language. Rollovers happen around the world and we hope that this video also will be used in Spanish

speaking countries.” The video focuses on the causes of tank truck rollovers and what actions the driver can take to prevent rollovers. It features tank truck equipment and comments from professional tank truck drivers. Thousands of copies of the original video have been distributed throughout North America and the video can be downloaded from Department of Transportation Web sites or from the NTTC Web site. To view the rollover prevention video with Spanish subtitles, visit the National Tank Truck

Carriers Web site at www.tanktruck.org and click on ‘news and links.’ There also is a link to the original video on the Web site. Contact NTTC for a free copy of the video that can be reproduced. “Safety is the key component of NTTC’s mission and we are happy to make this video available at no cost to anyone it might benefit,” said Hodgen. National Tank Truck Carriers is the trade association of the tank truck industry. For more information, contact John Conley at 703-838-1960 or nttcstaff@tanktruck.org

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Ninth Annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge to be hosted in Watertown by Morrisville State College on Oct. 27-29 The ninth annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge will be held on Oct. 27 through Oct. 29, in Watertown, NY. Committee Chair Cathy Wickswat of Cargill Animal Nutrition and Host Superintendent Beth Keene from Morrisville State College are leading a team of more than 25 industry volunteers in organizing the event. They expect a total of 120 students from colleges and universities across the northeast and Canada to participate in the three-day program hosted this year by Morrisville State College. The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge is designed to create an educational environment for students in the dairy industry, facilitating real-world team situations. To accomplish this, students are placed on mixeduniversity teams. Dairy Challenge strives to incorporate a higher learning atmosphere with practical application to help prepare students for careers in the dairy industry. “Dairy Challenge provides countless great opportunities for participants,” explained Wickswat. “Many of the students are planning to return to their family dairy farm or work within the dairy industry, so the knowledge and skills they gain are invaluable. From networking with industry professionals to working in teams to evaluate a real-life dairy operation, few other programs offer students the hands-on opportunities that Dairy Challenge does.” Students will analyze three dairy farms located in or near Watertown, NY. Each five-person team will receive information about a dairy farm, including production and farm management data, and then visit the farm for a first-

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AUC TION CALENDAR To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 Monday, October 17 • Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Lamb, Sheep, Goat & Pig Sale. A flock of 35 sheep & lambs from one farm ranging from 50 - 100# good quality. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752. • 12:00 Noon: Pavilion Market, 357 Lake St., Pavilion, NY. Regular sale. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 585-5843033, 585-738-2104. • 12:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Calves. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 607-844-9104 • 12:30 PM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Misc. & Small Animals. 1:00 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • 12:30 PM: Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses

& Hay. 1:30 pm Calves & Beef. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-3223500, 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, October 18 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Tuesday. Groceries, hay, straw, grain & firewood. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 1:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Dairy, sheep, goats, pigs and horses; 3:30 PM feeders followed by beef and calves. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518868-2006, 800-321-3211. Wednesday, October 19 • Manassas, VA. Cat Construction Equip., Support, Attachments, Forklifts, Dump Trucks, Pickups & Equipment Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • Allentown, PA. State Auction. Complete Liquidation of Automotive Dis-

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mantling Operation. MAC Car Crusher, Rubber Tired Loaders, Rollback & Dump Trucks, Vans. Over 100 Cars (40-50 running), UNBELIEVABLE Accumulation of Motors, Transmissions, Shocks, Glass & Much More.Online bidding available. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers, 315-633-2944 www.lyonauction.com • 8:00 AM: Half Acre Market, Ridge Rd., Auburn, NY. Drop Off Only. John Kelley, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-258-9752 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Early consignments include 32 open heifers & 12 bred heifers. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Market, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104 • 9:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716296-5041, 585-738-2104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 1:30 PM: Dryden Market, 49 E. Main St., Dryden, NY. Phil Laug, Manager, Empire Livestock Market-

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line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 • 10:00 AM: 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY. Auction every Friday. Full line of produce, bedding plants & flowers. Mohawk Valley Produce Auction, 518-568-3579 Saturday, October 22 • 8:30 AM: 8721 Woodbine Rd., Airville, PA. Public Auction for Paul Breaud. Dump Trucks, Backhoe, Skid Loader, Paving Equip., Shop Tools, Repairable Vehicles. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman 610662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com • 9:00 AM: Syracuse, NY (NYS Fairgrounds). Onondaga County Area Municipal Equipment Auction of Municipal & Contractor Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585243-1563. www.teitsworth.com • 10:30 AM: Lyman Truk & Auto, 2429 Rt. 16, Olean, NY. Garage Auction. Tools, Equipment, Truck Parts, Forklift, Wreckers, etc. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-567-8844 www.rgmasonauctions.com • 10:30 AM: Woodhull, NY (Steuben Co.). Levi Farmwald Retirement Auction. Horses, Dairy Herd & Farm

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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 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny,rr.com

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

KELLEHER’S AUCTION SERVICE R.D. 1, Little Falls, NY 315-823-0089 We Buy or Sell Your Cattle or Equipment on Commission or Outright In Business Since 1948! MEL MANASSE & SON, AUCTIONEERS Sales Managers, Auctioneers & Real Estate Brokers Whitney Point, NY Toll free 800-MANASSE or 607-692-4540 Fax 607-692-4327 www.manasseauctions.com MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455 Sale Every Monday Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Sales Barn 860-349-3204 Res. 860-346-8550 MOHAWK VALLEY PRODUCE AUCTION 840 Fordsbush Rd., Fort Plain, NY 13339 518-568-3579 NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales

NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 Ray - 802-525-6913 neks@together.net 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 robertsauction@together.net ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com

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 www.nnyds.com

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

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

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

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

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

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HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 Fax 607-699-3661 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny.rr.com


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Friday, October 28 • Bloomfield, NY. Bennett Farms Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal. Bennett Farms, Inc. owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • Detroit, MI. Large Construction, Agricultural Equip., Attachments, Support Equip. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com Saturday, October 29 • Syracuse, NY. Construction, Support, Attachments, Aerials, Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com • 20 McCormick Rd., Spencer, MA. Estate of George Adgalanis. 4 Ford tractors, Trucks & Tools, Hay & other equipment. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, Inc., 413-569-6421 www.jacquierauctions.com • 9:00 AM: 5563 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Empire Tractor Relocation Auction. Farm Tractors, Equipment, Agricultural Parts, Store Inventory, Store Pictures. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585243-1563. www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Mason Facility, 10784 Rt. 19, Fillmore, NY. Annual Fall Consignment Auction. Tractors, Farm Equip., Construction, ATV’s, Classic Cars, Tools, Trucks, Camper, Generators, Boats and Lumber. R.G. Mason Auctions, 585-567-8844 or 585-261-8844 www.rgmasonauctions.com • 11:00 AM: Middlesex Livestock Auction, 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT. Fall Feeder Cattle Auction. Accepting consignments Fri., Oct. 28 12-6 pm; Sat. Oct 29, 7-11 am. Middlesex Livestock Auction, Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828, Sale Barn 860-349-3204 Tuesday, November 1 • Pell City, AL. Truck Tractor & Specialized Trailer Auction. Large quantity of specialized trailers of different configurations: 19 axles, Trail Kings, Liddell, Hobb & others. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com Wednesday, November 2 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, November 3 • 9:30 AM: Goodrtich Imp., Inc., 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY. Public Auction. 100+ Flood Units plus more. Goodrich Auction Ser-

vice, 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com Saturday, November 5 • Canaan Tire, Gandolfo Dr, Canaan, CT. 5 Oliver Tractors, 1989 Ford Service Truck, Tire and Service Equipment, Office Equipment. Auctioneer Phil Jacquier, 413-569-6421 • Delaware, OH. Late Model Rental Return Construction Equip., Aerial Lifts, Attachments, Support Equip. & Camping Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com • Ithaca, NY. New York Holstein Fall Harvest Sale. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • Ithaca, NY. NY Fall Harvest Sale. Hosted by Cornell University Dairy Science Club. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 8:30 AM: Gray’s Field, Rt. 5, Fairlee, VT. Public Consignment Auction of Farm Machinery, Construction Equipment, Autos, Trucks, Trailers and small tools. Consignments accepted on Friday from 8 am till noon. C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc., Complete Auction Services, 802-785-2161 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, November 9 • 11:00 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Feeder Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Don Yahn, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041, 585-738-2104. • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, November 10 • Ben K. Stolzfus Farm, Intercourse, PA. Reserved for a major New York Herd Dispersal w/ a BAA of 110%! Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farms. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607746-2226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Friday, November 11 • 11:30 AM: Hosking Sales, 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Fall Premier All Breeds Sale. 100 head of quality all breeds sell. Call to participate in this sale. Selections are underway. Call if you want to participate. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800,

cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, November 12 • Madison, NY. Fern Hill Farm II Milking Herd Dispersal. 100 outstanding registered Holsteins sell. Jack Russin & Family, owners. The Cattle Exchange, Dave Rama, 607-7462226 daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • Racine, WI. Late Model Earthmoving Equip., Truck Tractors, Dump Trailers, Equip. Trailers, Campers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Tuesday, November 15 • Houston, TX. Late Model Construction Equip., Aerials, Forklifts, Support, Trucks & Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com Wednesday, November 16 • The Pines Farm, Barton, VT. 150th Top of Vermont Invitational Dairy Sale. Free turkey for every buyer! Sales Managers, Northeast Kingdom Sales, 802-525-4774, Auctioneer Reg Lussier 802-626-8892 neks@together.net • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, November 17 • Bow, NH. Yoder & Frey Auctioneers, Inc., 419-865-3990 info@yoderandfrey.com www.yoderandfrey.com • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607776-2000 or 315-427-7845. Saturday, November 19 • Ledyard, CT (Foxwood Casino). Earthmoving Construction Equip., Aerial Lifts, Forklifts, Support, Dump Trucks, Truck Tractors, Equip. & Dump Trailers. Alex Lyon & Son, Sales Managers & Auctioneers www.lyonauction.com Wednesday, November 23 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Fin-

ger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 3 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Groveland, NY. Special Winter Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks, Liquidations & Consignments. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563. www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Feeder Cattle sale. Please vaccinate your cattle & bring documentation. Cattle accepted Thurs. & Fri. between 7:30 am - 6 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, December 7 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 10 • 9:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Horse Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585-394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 11:00 AM: Ulysses, PA (Potter Co.). Fox Hill Farms (The Hoopes Family) Complete line of upscale vegetable farm equipment. Real estate sells at 10:15 am. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc. 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Wednesday, December 14 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Thursday, December 15 • 4:30 PM: Bath Market, Bath, NY. Special Feeder Calf and Beef Replacement Sales. Phil Laug, Mgr., Empire Livestock Marketing, 607776-2000 or 315-427-7845. Wednesday, December 21 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Wednesday, December 28 • 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY. Regular livestock sale every Wednesday. Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, 585394-1515. www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, January 7 • 10:00 AM: 3517 Railroad Ave., Alexander, NY. Z&M Ag & Turf Auction. Public Auction Sale of Farm Tractors, Machinery, Landscape, Tools and Lawn Tractor-Mowers. Roy Teitsworth, Inc., Auctioneers, 585-243-1563.


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT October 11, 2011 On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt Calves:45-60# .25-.30; 6175# .35-.40; 76-90# .45-.50; 91-105# .55-.5750; 106# & up .60-.65. Farm Calves: .6750-.81 Started Calves: .24-.28 Veal Calves: .70-1.20 Heifers: Open .65-1.4750; Beef .61-.69. Feeder Steers: .63-.95; Beef .55-1 Stock Bull: .87-1.15 Beef Bull: 79-90 Boars: one at .08 Sows: one at .24 Butcher Hogs: one at .60 Feeder Pigs (ea): 15-50 Sheep, ea: 95-285 Lambs, ea: 120-270 Goats, ea: 65-180; Kids 47.50-150 Canners: up to 59.75 Cutters: 60-64 Utility: 65-75 Rabbits: 6-17 Chickens: 5-18 Ducks: 10-25 ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT October 6, 2011 Cattle: 162 Calves: 192 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 67-75.50; Boners 80-85% lean 62-74; Lean 85-90% lean 5065.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 75-115; 80-92# not well tested. Vealers: 100-125# 45-77; 90-100# 60-75; 80-90# 4070; 70-80# 50-70.

FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA October 11, 2011 Beef Cattle: Canners 3550; Cutters 50-65; Util 6272; Bulls 75-85; Steers 70110; Heifers 65-80. Calves: Growers No. 70 100; Veal 60-80; Heifers 11.25. Hogs: Feeders 40/ea; Sows .40-.50; Roasters 60-80/ea.

NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA October 11, 2011 Calves: (/cwt) 0-60# 20-35; 61-75# 15-65; 76-95# 4065; 96-105# 43-55; 106# & up 48-57. Farm Calves: 70-110/cwt Feeders: 71-100/cwt Steers: 45-71/cwt Bulls: 69-70/cwt. Canners: 39-50/cwt Cutters: 50.50-67/cwt Utility: 69-76.50/cwt Sows: 31/cwt Pigs: 40/ea. Lambs: 85-220/cwt Sheep: 45-140/cwt Goats: 54-190/ea. Rabbits: 1-6/ea. Poultry: .25-13/ea. Hay (16 lots): .50-4.20/bale. northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ October 11, 2011 Livestock: 33 Calves .021.28, Avg .73; 43 Cows .34.5-.80, Avg .61; 8 Easy Cows .22-.43.5, Avg .38; 25 Feeders 300-600# .15-1.10, Avg .74; 6 Heifers .56-.87.5, Avg .74; 5 Bulls .58-.88, Avg .66; 9 Steers .45-.90, Avg .76; 3 Hogs .71-.81, Avg .76; 36 Sheep .58-1.22, Avg .99; 2 Lambs (ea) 80, 83 (/#) 1.16-2.12, Avg 1.80; 23 Goats (ea) 40-225, Avg 105.93; 35 Kids (ea) 1187.50, Avg 44.50. Total 311. Poultry & Egg: Heavy Fowl (/#) 1-1.10; Pullets (ea) 4.25-14; Roosters (/#) 1.10, (ea) 1.50-8; Ducks (ea) 5-6; Rabbits (/#) 1-1.60; Pigeons (ea) 2-4.50; Guineas (ea) 7.50-9. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.60; L 1.30; Brown Jum XL 1.90-1.95; L 1.87; M 1.14. Hay, Straw & Grain: 12 Mixed 2.10-6.10; 13 Grass 2.50-4; 1 Mulch 2.50; 1 Oat Straw 2.50; 2 Firewood 35. Total 29. CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY October 6, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .60-1.50; Grower Bull over 92# .701.10; 80-92# .60-1. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .62-.72; Lean .40-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .60-.75. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 600-1200;

Sringing Cows 800-1000; Springing Hfrs. 1000-1450; Bred Hfrs. 700-1150; Fresh Hfrs. 800-1650; Open Hfrs. 300-800; Started Hfrs. 100300; Service Bulls 6001000. Beef (/#): Feeders .60-1; Hols. Sel .70-.88. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder .75-1; Market .75-1.50; Slaughter Sheep .30-.50. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-150; Nannies 70-100; Kids 25-60.

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CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY October 4, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. .75-1.50; Grower Bull over 92# .601.10; 80-92# .60-1. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .58-.73; Lean .40-.64; Hvy. Beef Bulls .60-.76. Dairy Replacements (/hd): Fresh Cows 700-1400; Springing Cows 750-1200; Springing Hfrs. 700-1350; Bred Hfrs. 600-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 700-1300; Open Hfrs. 300-800; Started Hfrs. 150400. Beef (/#): Feeders .55-.90. Lamb & Sheep (/#): Feeder .80-1.50; Market 1-1.80; Slaughter Sheep .30-.55. Goats (/hd): Billies 100170; Nannies 70-100; Kids 30-80. Swine (/#): Sow .35-.50. CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY October 10, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# .90-1.20; 80-92# .60.75; Bob Veal .49-.57. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .62-.68; Lean .53-.5950; Hvy. Beef Bulls .6250. Beef (/hd): Feeders .400700# 62-95; Beef Ch Hfr. 6868.50; Hols. Ch Steer 55; Veal .150-500# 98-109. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Feeder 1.30-1.80; Market 1.45-1.95; Slaughter .50-.55. Goats (/#): Billes 1.35-1.60; Nannies .75-.90; Kids .55.65. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY October 5, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower over 92# .80-1.15; 80-92# .501.05; Bob Veal .05-.60. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .60-.69; Lean .40-.61; Hvy. Beef Bulls .68-.73. Beef (/#): Feeders 400600# .80-1.40; Veal 200300# 1.10; Hfrs. .90-.95; Steer .88-.93; Hols. Sel .75.82. Lambs (/#): Market 1.401.60; Slaughter .40-.50. Swine (/#): Hog .70; Sow .52; Boar .20. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY October 5, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Bull over 92# .90-1.20; 80-92#

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.65-1; Bob Veal .20-.50. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .66-.72; Lean .55-.64; Hvy. Beef Bulls .66-.72. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY No report PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY October 3, 2011 Calves (/#): Grower Calves over 92# 1-1.35; 80-92# .501.20; Bob Veal .05-.70. Cull Cows (/#): Gd .60-.72; Lean .40-.62; Hvy. Beef Bulls .65-.78. Beef (/#): Ch 1.07; Hols. Ch .92; Sel .82-.85. BATH MARKET Bath, NY September 29, 2011 Calves (/#): Hfrs. 1-2.10; Grower Bulls over 92# 11.45; 80-92# .70-1.15; Bob Veal .20-.50. Cull Calves (/#): Gd .61.69; Lean .55-.63; Hvy. Beef Bulls .70-.81. Beef (/#): Feeders .60-.85. Lamb/Sheep (/#): Market 1.30-1.40; Slaughter Sheep .45-.50. Goats (/hd): Billies 75-95; Nannies 70-85. Swine (/#): Sow .46-.50; Boar .20-.25. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY October 12, 2011 Dairy Cows for Slaughter: Bone Util 42-78; Canners/Cutters 38-72; Bulls dairy HY Util 60-70. Slaughter Calves: Bobs 95-110# 30-65; 80-95# 2562.50; 60-80# 20-60. Dairy Calves Ret. to Feed: Bull over 95# 80-135; 8095# 75-130; 70-80# 50-60; Hfrs. 72.50-190; Bull calves over 95# 77.50-112.50. Beef Steers: Ch grain fed 101-116.50; Sel 83-90.50; Hols. Ch grain fed 88100.50; Sel 71-83.50. Hogs: Sows US 61; Boars US 1-3 26; Feeders US 1-3

10-30. Slaughter Sheep: M 6061. Goats (/hd): Billies L 110# & up 60-112.50. FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report. Hay Fridays @ 11:15. Produce Mon. @ 10 am, WedFri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon @ 10 am, Wed-Fri @ 9 am sharp. HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY October 10, 2011 Cattle: Bone Util .60-.70; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls/Steers .60-.70. Feeders: Hfrs. .80-1.19; Bulls 1.19-1.24; Steers 1.161.27. Calves: Bull Calves 96120# .80-1.25; up to 95# .10-.95; Hols. Hfrs. under 100# 1.5250. Dairy: Top milking age 1950; Top Bred Hfr. 1725; Top Open Hfr. 690. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA No report BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA October 5, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 64-67.75, lo dress 58-63.50; Boners 8085% lean 58-63.75, hi dress 61.75-65.25; Lean 85-90% lean 52-58.50, hi dress 60, lo dress 44.50-51.75. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1315-1520# 67.50-68; hi dress 1630# 75;YG 2 1135# 62.75. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 315-420# 108-126; 510565# 111-119; M 2 225# 108; Hfrs. L 2 490# 68; L 3

385# 57; Bulls L 1 585# 70; L 2 435# 87; 680# 60; L 3 275-460# 50-75; 500# 58; L 3 Hols. 270-420# 66-70. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-115# 120-147; No. 2 Hols. 95-115# 82-120; 8590# 62-72; No. 3 95-110# 57-77; 75-90# 47-60; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 95-105# 180210/hd; No. 2 Hols. hfrs. 80100# 100-140/hd; BeefX 100# 100. Vealers: 65-100# 12-57. Boars: 300# 45/hd; Jr. 220# 105/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 1555# 24-54; 65-90# 44-84. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 50-60# 150-185; 70100# 120-185; Gd & Ch 1-2 60-105# 100-120; Yearlings 115-145# 90-100; Ewes Gd 2-3 145-180# 80-95; Rams 145-175# 80-105. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 60-70# 82.50-85; Sel 2 2540# 27.50-45; 45-55# 40-75; Sel 3 20-50# 15-40; Nannies Sel 1 100-120# 80-82.50; Sel 2 100-130# 60-75; Sel 3 80-100# 20-50; Wethers Sel 1 160# 175. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA October 11, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 68-75; Boners 62.50-71.50; Lean 60-68; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 55-64.25; Shelly 54 & dn. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-110# 130142; No. 2 90-120# 100-130; No. 3 80-130# 50-100; Util 48 & dn; Hols. hfrs. 80# 125. Swine: Sows 480-515# 5355.25; Boars 650# 29.75. Goats: Family 164; Fleshy Kids 66-118; Small/thin/bottle 25-64.Gd & Ch 75-130# 168-205. Sheep: all wts. 80-138. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with Calves * Special Fed & Feeder Cattle Sale Tues., Oct. 18 - Selling Registered American

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COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA October 12, 2011 Cows: Canners 10-47; Cutters 48-60; Util 61.50-73. Bulls: 47-87 Steers: Sel 101-105; Hols. 54-83.50. Heifers: Sel 74-81; Hols. 56-84.50. Calves: 2-84/ea. Feeders: 43-134 Sheep: 125 Lambs: 155 Goats: 97-150/ea; Kids 55125/ea. Sows: 30 Feeder Pigs: 40-56/ea. Roaster Pigs: 74-88/ea. Chickens: 2-13 Rabbits: 2.50-26 Ducks: 4-18.50 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm.

Sheep: .75-1; Lambs 1.552.10. Goats: 60-120/ea; Billies 75-170/ea; Kids 20-80/ea.


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT Simmental Bull. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA Small Animal Sale October 11, 2011 Rabbits: 1-14 Rabbit Families: 10-13 Chickens: .50-6.50 Ducks: 5 Lizard: 10 Bunnies: .50-5 Pigeons: .50-5.50 Chicks: .50-1 Guinea Pigs: .50-1 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 October 7, 2011 US 1-2: 15 hd, 34-39# 121131; 14 hd, 48# 125; 28 hd, 50-59# 120-134; 19 hd, 6066# 110-127; 12 hd, 70-74# 95-106; 23 hd, 80-92# 8099. US 2: 18 hd, 109# 85. US 2-3: 6 hd, 63# 61; 50 hd, 78-80# 78-80. As Is: 13 hd, 47-55# 10103; 7 hd, 62-118# 75-85 *Next State Graded Sales Fri., Oct. 26 & Nov. 18. Receiving 7:30 am till 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC Dewart, PA October 10, 2011 Cattle: 216 Cows: Breakers 65-68.50; Boners 60-64.50; Lean 5659.50. Bulls: 1190-1270# 7275.50. Feeder Bulls: L 1 320-410# 110-128; 420-560# 105115; 2565-6266# 95-107. Feeder Heifers: L 1 304420# 102-123; 424-512# 90121; 515-576# 900-97. Calves: 192. Bulls No. 1 95115# 132-155; 80-95# 105145; No. 2 95-115# 110130; 80-95# 75-100; Hfrs. No. 1 84-104# 180-220; No. 2 78-94# 110-155. Goats (/hd): Billies L up to 175/hd; S 92-120; Nannies 75-85. Hay: 11 lds, 200-800/ton. Oats: 1 ld, 3.50/bu. Wood: 2 lds, 72-145/ld. EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA No report GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA No report INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA No report KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA

October 8, 2011 Alfalfa: 3 lds, 150-220 Mixed Hay: 8 lds, 85-270 Timothy: 3 ld, 230-250 Grass: 5 lds, 170-260 Straw: 1 ld, 190 Firewood: 5 lds, 65-90 Rye Seed: 2 lds, 14-16 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA October 7, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1150-1580# 119.50123.50; Ch 2-3 1200-1495# 113.50-120; Sel 2-3 10801380# 108-114.50; Hols. Hi CH & Pr 2-3 1350-1710# 98-102; Ch 2-3 1300-1565# 94-97.50; Sel 2-3 12001410# 88-92. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1290-1435# 113.50116.50; Ch 2-3 1145-1290# 111.50-113. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 70-73, hi dress 73-78, lo dress 6870; Breakers 75-80% lean 63-69, hi dress 69-72.50, lo dress 57-63; Boners 8085% lean 61-65.50, hi dress 65.50-67.50, lo dress 57.5061; Lean 85-90% lean 5360.50, hi dress 60.50-65, lo dress 48-55. Slaughter Bulls: Mon.YG 1 1459-1895# 78-80, lo dress 1610-1865# 68-73; hi dress 1520-1605# 89.50-93; very hi dress 100-18; Bullocks 850-1410# 81.50-84; hi dress 890-1295# 87.50-92, lo dress 1060-1285# 70.5075; Thurs. YG 1 1200-2195# 74-79, hi dress 81-88, lo dress 68-73. Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Mon. No. 1 95-115# 165-185; No. 2 95-120# 130160; 85-90# 60-90; No. 3 95105# 60-75; 75-90# 50-60; Util 65-100# 20-60; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 70-80# 110-190; non-tubing 60-75# 22-37; Tues. No. 1 pkg 121# 130; 95-113# 140-154; pkg 90# 110; pkg 85# 75; No. 2 95113# 137-147; pkg 95# 124; 75-83# 35-75; No. 3 73-94# 42-75; pkg 93# 110; Util 73103# 20-50; Graded Hols. Hfrs No. 1 91-113# 205250; pkg 83# 140; No. 2 8190# 100-165; non-tubing 6580# 12-55.

Graded Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 pkg 120-128# 134; 98118# 149-160; 90-96# 110133; No. 2 pkg 120-128# 134; 98-118# 125-147; 9094# 100; 80-92# 50-58; No. 3 90-130# 50-60; 72-88# 2225; Util 60-110# 11-25; Hols. hfr. calves No. 1 85-100# 100-150; No. 2 80-120# 50100; Util 70-110# 15-50. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA October 4, 2011 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 62.50-68; Boners 80-85% lean 53-59; Lean 88-90% lean 48-54, lo dress 44-48. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bulls 95-120# 130-150; 8090# 80-100; No. 2 95-120# 100-120; No. 3 90-120 5090. Vealers: Util 60-100# 20-45. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA October 5 2011 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Sel 1-3 1345-1445# 82.5084.75. Slaughter Heifers: Hi ch & Pr 2-4 1440# 116; Ch 2-3 1345# 114.75. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 66.2567; Breakers 75-80% lean 62-64; Boners 80-85% lean 56.50-61.50, lo dress 5758.50; Lean 85-90% lean 50-55.50, lo dress 45-49. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1375-1815# 70.50-72; Bullocks 1220-1530# 79.50-83. Feeder Steers: L 3 Hols. 435-505# 75-77.50. Vealers: Util 70-115# 40-65; 60-65# 15-32.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 140-157.50; 85-90# 95-115; No. 2 95115# 125-142.50; 80-90# 80-100; No. 3 95-120# 75105; 80-90# 55-75. Lambs: Ch 2-3 47-50# 189200; 65-80# 150-170. Ewes: Gd 1-2 170# 88; Util 1-2 100-200# 69-79. Goats: Kids Sel 1 30# 6670; 50# 90; 80# 122.50; Sel 2 30-40# 50-57.50; Sel 3 50# 57.50-70; Nannies Sel 2 80-90# 74-86.

Feeder Pigs (/cwt): US 1-3 one lot 56# 155; Barrows & Gilts 50-54% lean 235-260# 76-78; 45-50% lean 225# 71. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA October 4, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1260-1530# 120-124; Ch 2-3 1185-1545# 114.50120; Sel 1-3 1120-1550# 108.50-114. Slaughter Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1330-1550# 100.50-104.50; Ch 2-3 1220-1605# 96-100.50; Sel 1-3 1345-1540# 91-95. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1150-1255# 115-117, one 1500# 124; Ch 2-3 1080-1320# 109-114.50; full/YG 4-5 1140-1533# 102107.50; Sel 1-3 1010-1140# 102-108. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 69-70; Breakers 75-80% lean 6368, lo dress 62; Boners 8085% lean 57-62.50, lo dress 52-55; Lean 85-90% lean 52-56, hi dress 55, lo dress 45-52. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1030-1830# 67-74; hi dress 1360-1745# 77-86.50. Feeder Steers: L 1 325# 127; 600-775# 91-106; L 2 310-445# 84-105; 525-745# 80-89; L 3 Hols. 335-425# 68-77; 730-975# 66-68. Feeder Heifers: M 1 317415# 95; 540# 90; M&L 2 212-250# 79-90; 320-435# 77-87; 525-695# 70-84. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 332465# 90-120; 500# 89; M&L 2 310-410# 77-97; L 3 Hols. 285-445# 61-71; 795# 72. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 122-160; 90# 115-117; No. 2 95-110# 85120; 80-90# 77-102; No. 3 95-110# 62-85; 75-90# 6075; Hols. Hfrs. No. 1 95-105# 185-190; No. 2 Hols. Hfrs 80-110# 77-140. Vealers: Util 60-120# 10-60. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 240-270# 69-73.50; 280-330# 6570.50; 45-50% lean 220282# 64.50-69. Sows: US 1-3 460-475# 4655; 545-610# 54-58.50.

Boars: 365-845# 30.2531.25; Jr. 275-330# 54.5056. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 45# 45; 80# 70. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 50-65# 157-192; 7795# 147-170; 125-130# 137-155; Ewes Gd 2-3 215# 77. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 3035# 67-72; 65# 85; Sel 2 under 20# 10-25; 20-40# 27-52; 45-55# 52-62. Slaughter Nannies: Sel 1 90-130# 80-92; Sel 2 90100# 57-70; Sel 3 80-90# 27-45. Billies: Sel 3 100# 30. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA October 10, 2011 Cattle: 108 Steers: Ch 102-105; Gd 94100 Heifers: Ch 100-106; Gd 92-100. Cows: Util & Comm. 60-68; Canner/lo Cutter 60 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 78-83 Bulls: YG 1 63-70 Feeder Cattle: Steers 70100; Bulls 65-90; Hfrs. 6095. Calves: 54. Ch 90-105; Gd 80-90; Std 15-60; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 60-130. Hogs: 25. US 1-2 72-73.50; US 1-3 68-71.50; Sows US 1-3 45-61; Boars 35-48. Feeder Pigs: 32. US 1-3 20-50# 29-55 Goats: 20-160 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA October 10, 2011 Alfalfa/Grass: 185-245 Grass: 180-205 Rd. Bale: 100 Round Bales: 95-150 Lg. Sq. Bales: 125-155 Straw: 125 Wood: 47.50-55 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA October 10, 2011 Roosters: 1.50-4.50 Hens: .25-1.50 Banties: .10-1 Ducks: 3 Bunnies: 1-3.25 Rabbits: 8-12 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA October 6, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1150-1580# 119.50122.50; Ch 2-3 1200-1495# 113.50-117.50; Sel 2-3 1080-1325# 110-112. Holstein Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1350-1710# 98-102; Ch 2-3 1300-1565# 9497.50; Sel 2-3 1200-1410# 88-92.

Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1290-1435# 113.50116.50; Ch 2-3 1145-1290# 111.50-113. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 70-72, hi dress 73-78, lo dress 68-70; Breakers 75-80% lean 6367, hi dress 67.50-7.50, lo dress 57-60.50; Boners 8085% lean 61-65, hi dress 66-67, lo dress 57.50-60; Lean 88-90% lean 53-57, hi dress 58-62.50, lo dress 4852. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 1200-2195# 74-79, hi dress 81-88; lo dress 68-73. Graded Bull Calves: Hols. No. 1 pkg 120-128# 134; 98118# 149-160; 90-96# 110133; 80-88# 50-80; No. 2 pkg 120-128# 134; 98-118# 125-147; 90-94# 100; 8092# 50-58; No. 3 90-130# 50-60; 72-88# 22-25; Util 60110# 11-25. Holstein Heifer Calves: No. 1 85-100# 100-150; No. 2 80-120# 50-100; Util 70110# 15-50. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA No report. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA October 10, 2011 Slaughter Lambs: Non-traditional markets: Wooled & Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 60-80# 216-230; 80-90# 207-226; 90-110# 207-222; 110-130# 204-219; 130-150# 194208; 150-200# 188-205; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 5060# 200-216; 60-80# 190210; 80-90# 194-200; 90110# 192-200; 110-130# 190-202. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 105-120; 160-200# 94-100; 200-300# 84-98; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 81-96; 160-200# 80-94. Slaughter Kids: Sel 1 4060# 106-133; 60-80# 126147; 80-90# 146-161; 90100# 179-186; Sel 2 40-50# 76-87; 50-60# 82-96; 60-80# 101-127; 80-90# 119-134; Sel 3 30-40# 54-68; 40-60# 66-79; 70-80# 65-80. Slaughter Nannies/Does: Sel 1 80-130# 105-120; 130-180# 110-125; Sel 2 80-130# 89-104; Sel 3 5080# 57-71; 80-130# 68-83. Slaughter Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 100-150# 172-187; 150-250# 204-219; Sel 2 100-150# 138-153. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF


WEEKLY MARKET REPORT AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to last week corn sold .15 to .20 higher, wheat sold steady, barley sold .10-.20 higher, oats sold steady to .05 higher & Soybeans sold steady to .05 lower. EarCorn sold 5 lower. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.40-7.06, Avg 6.70, Contracts 6.20-6.95; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.586.34, Avg 6, Contracts 5.93-6.12; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-5.50, Avg 5.10, Contracts 4.75, Oats No. 2 Range 4.25-5, Avg 4.62; Soybeans No 2 Range 10.83-11.28, Avg 11, Contracts 10.94-11.25; EarCorn Range 188-195, Avg 191.50. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-7.35, Avg 6.68; Wheat 6.34; Barley No. 3 Range 4.60-4.75, Avg 4.67; Oats No. 2 Range 3.804.30, Avg 4; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10-11.28, Avg 10.88; EarCorn Range 195220, Avg 207.50. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.52-7.20, Avg 6.62; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.30-6.40, Avg 5.63; Barley No. 3 Range 3.70-5.60, Avg 4.94; Oats No. 2 Range 34.90, Avg 3.73; Soybeans

No. 2 Range 10.50-11.58, Avg 11.17; EarCorn Range 165-180, Avg 172.50 Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 6.50-6.95, Avg 6.73; Wheat No. 2 Range 7; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70; Oats No. 2 Range 4.35; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1111.60, Avg 11.28; Gr. Sorghum Range 7.15. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6-7.35, Avg 6.68, Mo. Ago 8.16, Yr Ago 5.37; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.30-7, Avg 5.95, Mo Ago 6.88, Yr Ago 6.24; Barley No. 3 Range 3.705.60, Avg 4.89, Mo Ago 4.88, Yr Ago 2.67; Oats No. 2 Range 3-5, Avg 4.03, Mo Ago 4.13, Yr Ago 2.33; Soybeans No. 2 Range 1011.60, Avg 11.05, Mo Ago 13.88, Yr Ago 10.84; EarCorn Range 165-220; Avg 190.50, Mo Ago 211.25, Yr Ago 121.87. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 5.68-6.75, Avg 5.98;Wheat No. 2 Range 5.33; Oats No. 2 Range 3.50-4.75, Avg 4.31; Soybeans No. 2 Range 10.73. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary October 7, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch &

Pr 2-3 119.50-123.50; Ch 13 113-120; Sel 1-2 108-114; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 100104.50; Ch 2-3 93-99; Sel 12 88-93. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 115.50-117; Ch 1-3 109-114.50; Sel 1-2 102108. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 63-68; Boners 80-85% lean 58-65; Lean 85-90% lean 50.50-57. Slaughter Bulls: lo dress 65-73, Avg dress 74-80; hi dress 79.50-93. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 120-144; 500-700# 112-140; M&L 2 300-500# 132-140; 500-700# 85-140. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300-500# 110-135; 500700# 104-125; M&L 2 300500# 90-110; 500-700# 83110. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 116-145; 500-700# 100-130; M&L 2 300-500# 110-122.50; 500-700# 92110. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-60. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 120-160; No. 2 95-125# 100-130; No. 3 80-120# 50-100; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 150-250; No. 2 80-105# 90-160. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 63-69; 45-50% lean 220-270# 6670.

Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 5760; 500-700# 61-63.75. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-30# 110-200; 30-40# 110-160; 40-50# 80-165; 5060# 80-120; US 2 20-30# 100-165; 30-40# 90-125; 4050# 80-90; 50-60# 90-110. Slaughter Sheep: Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 190-217; 60-80# 191-211; 80-110# 184-202; Ch 1-3 40-60# 181-202; 6080# 171-196; 80-110# 166190; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 82-97; 160-200# 78-91; Util 1-2 120-160# 74-86; 160200# 70-84. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 90-108; 60-80# 106-140; 80-100# 136-151; Sel 2 40-60# 72-94; 60-80# 88-106; Sel 3 40-60# 34-56; 60-80# 53-90; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 94-108; 130-180# 101-116; Sel 2 80-130# 6984; 130-180# 81-96; Sel 3 50-80# 49-64; 80-130# 6276; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 165-175; 150-250# 190208; Sel 2 100-150# 121136; 150-250# 169-183. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary October 10, 2011 Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. Compared to last week hay and straw sold

mostly steady. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Alfalfa 175-250; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160300; Timothy 150-200; Straw 100-160 clean; Mulch 60-80. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 139 lds Hay, 33 Straw. Alfalfa 130-320; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120-325; Timothy 195-295; Grass Hay 150-325; Straw 140225 clean. Diffenbach Auct, N. Holland: September 26, 65 lds Hay, 16 lds Straw. Alfalfa 170-305; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 165-355; Timothy 195-295; Grass 150-340; Straw 140-280 clean. Green Dragon, Ephrata: October 7, 30 lds Hay, 2 Straw. Alfalfa 175-225; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 160-320; Timothy 250-260; Grass Hay 175-300; Straw 185 clean. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: October 6, 19 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 110180; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120-325; Grass 195-325; Straw 175-225. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola, PA: October 5, 28 lds Hay, 11 lds Straw. Alfalfa 130-320; Alfalfa/Grass Mix 137-300; Timothy 225-385; Grass 175-187; Straw 147190 clean.

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Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 88 Loads Hay, 13 Straw. Alfalfa 180-220; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 105335; Timothy 120-200; Grass 110-270; Straw 135205 clean. Belleville Auct, Belleville: September 28, 12 lds Hay, 0 ld Straw. Alfalfa 205-290; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 140300. Dewart Auction, Dewart: October 3, 14 Lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 120-350; Straw 190-245 clean. Greencastle Livestock: October 3 & 6, 6 lds Hay, 0 ld Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 102.50-135; Timothy 90105. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: October 1, 19 lds Hay, 4 Straw. Alfalfa 180220; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 105-310; Timothy 175-250; Grass Hay 130-300; Straw 190-200 clean. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: October 4, 13 lds Hay, 1 Straw. Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 170-335; Grass 110-270; Straw 155. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: September 29 & October 4, 24 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa 130-178; Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 110-230; Timothy 120-200; Straw 130-178 clean. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: September 30, 17 lds Hay, 0 lds Straw. Alfalfa/Grass 160185.

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WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA October 12, 2011 Loads: 24 Alfalfa: 2 lds, 140-150 Mixed Hay: 7 lds, 120-300 Grass: 6 lds, 120-210 Baleage: 2 ldsa, 45-65 Fodder: 1 ld, 142 Rye: 2 lds, 13.50-14 Firewood: 2 lds, 75

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VINTAGE SALES STABLES Paradise, PA October 10, 2011 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1315-1450# 121.50123.50; Ch 2-3 1215-1435# 115-121.50. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1105-1180# 117.25118; Ch 2-3 1090-1160# 113.50-115; Hols. Sel 1-3 1010-1230# 88.50-93.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 62.25-68; Boners 80-85% lean 57-63; Lean 85-90% lean 52.5058.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 120-145; 85-90# 60-80; No. 2 100-120# 80115; No. 3 80-125# 40-70; Util 65-115# 15-40; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 75-90# 90-160.


NOFA-NY announces 1st Annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Education Conference Join NOFA-NY on Nov. 4 for our 1st Annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, NY, featuring experienced organic keynote speakers: Ed Maltby, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, and Mary-Howell Martens, Owner of Lakeview Organic Grain. The following workshops will be presented at this year’s Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference: Conscientious Care of Organic Dairy Animals — Hubert Karreman, VMD Diversifying Your Dairy with Local Organic Meats — Bill Eklund Diverse Grazing Practices — Nathan Weaver, Robert Zufall and Brad Davis Crop Rotation, Cultivation and Weed Control in Row Crops — Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens Nutrient Density in Grain Crops — Kevin Engelbert, Professor Margaret Smith & Orin Moyer Healthy Soils for a Healthy Farm — Heather Darby & Cindy Daley Growing & Marketing Food — Grade

Grains — Glenda Neff, Elizabeth Dyck, Thor Oechsner & Ed Lentz NOFA-NY encourages new farmers and farmers interested in transitioning to organic to attend. NOFA-NY, Certified Organic LLC staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions. How to Register: Register online at www.nofany.org/dairyconference or call Katie (Membership & Registration Coordinator) at 585-271-1979 ext. 512. Registration Costs: • Early bird discount save $5 if you register before Oct. 24. NOFA-NY Member: $35 Guests of NOFA-NY Member (2 person limit): $25 each Non-Member: $55 Children 12 and under: Free Lunch is a potluck-please bring a dish to share. This conference is partially made possible through the generous support of Horizon Organic and Organic Valley.

Storm damaged crops: what you need to know Even if you’ve never had mold or mycotoxin problems, and if the flood waters didn’t inundate your crops, your feed may still be affected. Get the information your farm needs from experts in the field. A free phone in Q&A session will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The panel of experts includes: • Dr. Everett D. Thomas, Oak Point Agronomics, Ltd. —Management Tips for Storm Effected Crops

• Dr. Trevor Smith, University of Guelph — Mycotoxins, What to Expect & How to Manage • Rebecca Csutora, FSA Program Chief for Disaster Programs — Disaster Assistance

Call In details: Call 866-266-3378 on Oct. 20 at either 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. to join the call Conf. ID: 717-7871413# Passcode: 4041#

ANNUAL FALL CONSIGNMENT AUCTION

SAT., OCT. 29TH 10:00 AM HELD AT MASON FACILITY 10784 RT. 19, FILLMORE, NY 14735 We will be hosting our large annual fall consignment auction, held at the Mason facility located on Rt.19 between Hume and Fillmore. Watch for R. G. MASON AUCTION arrow. Now accepting consignments of tractors; farm equip., construction, ATV's, Classic cars, tools, trucks, camper, generators, boats, lumber and more. Call now for early advertising 585-567-8844 or 585-261-8844

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PUBLIC AUCTION

October r 29,, 2011 1 8:30am Estate Auction for Ross "Tiny" Miller Location: 102 Old Dutch Hollow Rd. Greenwood Lake, NY 10925 Directions: From the Rte 287/87 Interchange. Follow 17N to 17A W into Greenwood Lake. Bear right onto Mountain Lake Ln then take a slight right onto Old Dutch Hollow Rd. Follow the signs to the auction.

Old-Fashioned Estate Auction 26' Aluminum Steam Boat w/Wooden Roof; Rumely Oil Pull Tractor; 1919 White Stake Body Truck; 1908 Stanley Steamer 10HP James Beggs & Co. Steam Engine; IH TD-14 Crawler w/Crane; 5 Cletrac/CAT Crawlers; 15 Old Stake Body Trucks; 10 Old Farm Tractors; 25 Hit & Miss and Steam Engines; Several Antique Riding Mowers Auctioneer's Note: Mr. Miller was an avid auction attender and antique collector. The house & sheds are full. All announcements day of auction take precedence over printed material. Call or check our website, wolgemuth-auction.com, for updates and pictures. Bring a friend! We will be selling at several auction rings at the same time. Terms: Cash or check with proper ID.

WOLGEMUTH AUCTION LLC (#2357) CALL DENNIS (717) 656-2947 FAX (717) 656-6011 For more information call or visit our website www.wolgemuth-auction.com Email: wolgemuth-auct@juno.com


Productivity depends on ‘big picture’ of farm safety net by Lynne Finnerty One size fits all — when most shoppers see that label on clothing, it doesn’t inspire much confidence that the garment will suit them. People come in all shapes and sizes. The same can be said of farm programs. One program cannot and does not fit all farmers. What works well for

southern cotton growers or farmers in New England is probably not the best way to help midwestern soybean farmers or western wheat growers get through a difficult year so they can keep putting food on market shelves. Even from one year to the next, different programs can make up stronger or weaker

threads in the fabric of the food and farm safety net, depending on volatile markets and weather. That’s why the American Farm Bureau recently sent Congress farm bill recommendations that call for a “big picture” approach — one that maintains most current farm programs rather than de-

pending on just one or two — to provide a safety net for different types of farmers in all regions. The ax has to fall somewhere, however. A congressional “super committee” is meeting this fall to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts. Every part of the federal budget is likely to be

FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE American Farm Bureau Federation trimmed. The cuts to the farm bill, including farm, conservation and nutrition programs, could be anywhere in the range of $10 billion to $40 billion. Farm Bureau represents all types of farmers and ranchers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Unlike some groups that have called for absolutely no re-

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ductions in favored programs, Farm Bureau is taking a more practical stance. It recommends that an equal proportion, 30 percent, of the needed funding cuts be made in commodity, conservation and nutrition programs, with another 10 percent made in the increasingly important crop insurance program. The cuts in nutrition programs could come from administrative changes rather than program benefit cuts. The cost of administering conservation programs also could be reduced by consolidating them. When your clothing budget gets smaller, you don’t stop buying shirts or pants altogether. You look for ways to save here and there. That’s what Farm Bureau is asking Congress to do with cuts to farm bill programs — spread them around, but still keep everyone “covered.” Some say farmers don’t need a safety net, because this year’s market prices are high for most commodities. But, so are production costs. Also, cotton and wheat yields are low, in some places nonexistent, because of drought in the Southern Plains. If a farmer doesn’t have a crop or livestock to sell, good prices don’t benefit him much. Through the current dual structure of risk management and income support programs, the farmer can make it through to another year, ensuring that all of us have a top-quality, stable and economical food supply. The farm safety net has evolved over the last seven decades. And it will continue to change, as it should — to make farm programs work their best in today’s budget environment. However, Congress should maintain the complete suit of current farm programs. Even a thinner coat keeps you warmer than none at all. Lynne Finnerty is the editor of FBNews, the newspaper of the American Farm Bureau Federation.


A large number of SEEDWAY dealers from across the Northeast attended the Annual Kickoff Meeting for farm seed dealers.

Seedway holds 48th Annual Kickoff Meeting HALL, NY — SEEDWAY recently held its 48th Annual Kickoff Meeting for farm seed dealers, marking the culmination of the Company’s 48th year and beginning of the 49th. The two-day event was held in Geneva, NY at the Ramada Inn Lakefront and at SEEDWAY’s Hall, NY, facility and adjacent corn and soybean product demonstration trials. Dealers from Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania were in attendance. SEEDWAY farm seed dealers were recognized for their sales achievement during an evening banquet and the following day new programs were announced and dealers toured SEEDWAY® and NK® corn and soybean product plots. Partner-sponsors

Syngenta-NK®, Allied Seed-Farm Science Genetics®, LallemandBiotal®, Blue River Hybrids and NovozymesOptimize® participated in a trade show for attendees with representatives on hand offering product and program sessions. Headquartered in Hall, NY, Seedway, LLC maintains locations in Trumansburg and Mecklenburg, NY, Shoreham, VT, Mifflinburg, Emmaus and Elizabethtown in PA and Lakeland, FL. A full-line seed company, marketing farm, turf and vegetable seed from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast and Ontario, Canada, Seedway, LLC is a subsidiary of GROWMARK, Inc., Bloomington, IL. For more information visit www.seedway.com.

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UNCERTAINTY IS CERTAIN Issued Oct. 7, 2011 The slippage in dairy product prices took a breather the first week of October and rallied some but crystal balls are pretty cloudy, or should I say “milky” right now. The 40-pound Cheddar blocks closed the first Friday of October at $1.7650 per pound, up 4 1/2-cents on the week, but a half-cent below that week a year ago and was the first move up in 10 weeks. The 500-

pound barrels closed at $1.7850, up 14 1/2cents, a nickel above a year ago, and 2 cents above the blocks. Thirteen cars of block found new homes on the week and 17 of barrel. The lagging NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price fell 4.2 cents, to $1.7589, while the barrels also lost 4.2 cents, and slipped to $1.7276. Cheese prices could dip to $1.50, warned Jerry Dryer in his September 30 Dairy & Food Market Analyst, however

“others say the order flow is gaining momentum and buyers and end users are comfortable owning cheese at $1.65.” F.C. Stone dairy broker, Dave Kurzawski, in his October 6 e Dairy Insider Opening Bell attributed the gains in cheese prices this week to the beginning of holiday buying, reporting that USDA’s weekly stocks report showed a 0.8 percent decline, compared with the previous week, but are 3.8 percent above a year ago. Bill Brooks, e Dairy economist, warned; “With consumers and businesses still fretting about recent economic weakness and Europe’s debt problem, holiday demand might not be as buoyant as originally an-

ticipated,” adding that “Back-to-school sales, which typically reflect holiday sales, were not good.” Cash butter inched a quarter-cent lower Wednesday, after holding steady for six sessions, then gained a penny and a quarter on Thursday, and closed Friday at $1.77, up a penny and a half on the week, but 41 1/2-cents below a year ago and reversed five weeks of decline. Only one car was sold this week. NASS butter averaged $1.8084, down 8.3 cents. Holiday buying for Thanksgiving and Christmas may be providing the lift but butter export potential is “somewhere between zero and nothing,” according to Jerry Dryer. He adds that

“Lower prices on offer in the world market, many still not being reported, preclude the US from selling much and, in fact, butter imports are on the horizon.” He adds the caveat that one source says “All is not lost, there will be some meaningful butter exports before year-end and into First Quarter 2012,” but most other sources disagree, Dryer said. Cash nonfat dry milk was unchanged with Grade A holding at $1.49 and Extra Grade at $1.58. NASS powder averaged $1.5164, down 2 1/2-cents. Dry whey averaged 60.55 cents, up a half cent. The whey market remains strong. Looking “back to the futures” combined with the announced Class III prices, the Federal order Class III contract’s average for the last half of 2011 was at $19.63 on September 2, $19.36 on September 9, $19.49 on September 16, $19.21 on September 23, $18.72 on September 29, and was close to $19.07 just before the spot market traded on October 7. Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade auction index slipped for the ninth consecutive session. U.S. skim milk powder (SMP) for November delivery traded at an average $1.40 per pound while it saw a weighted average of $1.45, down 0.3 percent from the September 20 auction, and the lowest price since December, according to the CME’s Daily Dairy Report (DDR). Anhydrous milk fat averaged $1.68 per pound, down 3.5 percent, and whole milk powder was $1.50 per pound, down 0.7 percent.

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Cheddar cheese for industrial use received an average winning bid of $1.72 per pound, down 4.9 percent. The tradeweighted average price for all products was down 1.6 percent from the previous event, according to the DDR. New Zealand had a great flush, according to Levitt in an interview at this week’s World Dairy Expo. There have been record levels and there were even reports of some delays in pickups as plants struggled to process the milk, he said. “Buyers look at that and don’t have a sense of panic that they need to buy as aggressively,” he explained, and he said there’s concern over the global financial situation. “People don’t want to carry a lot of inventory now; they don’t want to take the risk so that causes a little bit of push back on the buying side as well.” I’ll report more on U.S. dairy exports next week from our interview at Expo with Margaret Speich of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Levitt also reported in his DDR that massive volumes of milk went into butter/powder in August. Butter production hit 133 million pounds, down 1.6 percent from July, but a whopping 31 percent above a year ago, according to USDA’s latest Dairy Products report. Year-to-date output is up 16.1 percent. Nonfat dry milk and SMP amounted to 152.1 million pounds, up 13.1 percent from a year ago. However, demand from domestic and overseas customers has prevented powder inventories from building, according to the DDR. American type cheese production totaled 347 million pounds, down 0.9 percent from July, and 1 percent below a year ago. Italian type cheese totaled 364 million pounds, up 0.6 percent from July, but 0.2 percent below a year ago. Total cheese output amounted to 868 million pounds, up 1.5 percent from July, but 0.3 percent below August 2010. Pricewise; California’s September 4b cheese milk price was announced at $16.33 per hundredweight, down $2.27 from August but 85 cents above September 2010, and $2.74 below the comparable Federal order Class III price.


Mielke from B13 The 4a butter-powder price is $19.29, down 94 cents from August, and $2.68 above a year ago. The prices reflect changes made to the pricing formulas as a result of the June 30-July 1 hearing, according to the DDR, which said the new formulas added 40 cents to the 4b price, but removed 16 cents from the 4a price. Milk production is lower in Florida and mostly steady to occasionally higher through the rest of the country, according the Agriculture Department’s weekly update. Class I interest is fairly steady though some bottlers anticipate retail promotions may be more widespread in October due to lower Class I prices. Seasonal increases in the butterfat test and the higher Class I use with schools in session generated larger cream volumes. Cream interest is lighter and most offerings are heading to churns or cream cheese as ice cream production is mostly lighter seasonally and other Class II product interest is mainly steady. Milk production in Western Europe is maintaining a level that is higher than last year at this time. Many milk handlers and producers attribute the extended production season to favorable weather for early

fall. Reports indicate that milk production for the first 7 months of 2011 was up 2.2 percent from the comparable months in 2010, although during the months of April to July, milk output was only up 1.8 percent. Milk production in the Oceania region continues to increase seasonally. The NewZealand season got off to a strong start and indications are that milk volumes are running heavier than last year at this time. Milk producers and handlers are stating that the mid-August snowstorm that blanketed much of New Zealand had limited negative impact on the development or start of the new season. Australian milk volumes are increasing on a steady basis and milk output is projected to peak by the later part of October, according to USDA. In politics; the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) launched a television and print campaign to educate consumers about what it calls “the negative economic impact of the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, a set of regulations that gives the federal government control over setting milk prices.” “It’s time consumers learned that the price of their milk is being artificially inflated by a maze

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of government regulations,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. “Our campaign is about encouraging consumers to tell big government to get out of their milk.” The commercial, which calls for the elimination of the current pricing system, shows a tiny government bureaucrat enjoying a swim in a glass of milk, much to the dismay of the woman about to drink it. The voiceover states: “It seems like the government is everywhere these days, including in your milk.”

An IDFA press release said “In 1937, the federal government created a huge bureaucracy to establish and enforce milk prices. This maze of regulations and government red tape still exists and it’s costing you every time you buy milk for your family. Don’t you think it’s time for big government to get out of your milk?” Details are posted at www.outofmymilk.com . IDFA also praised legislation submitted by President Obama that would allow for implementation of the pending

free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama and urged Congress to pass the agreements quickly. “We’re pleased the administration recognized the extreme importance of these trade agreements to the U.S. economy, and we now urge swift passage in Congress,” said IDFA’s Connie Tipton. “The pact with South Korea is particularly important because it would reduce tariffs and expand market opportunities in a high-value market and

add 10,000 or more additional U.S. jobs throughout the dairy supply chain.” South Korea is the U.S. sixth largest dairy export market, representing $145 million in exports year to date, according to IDFA, and nearly double the value of exports during the same time period last year. U.S. International Trade Commission estimates say full implementation of the agreement with South Korea would increase U.S. dairy exports by as much

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Nearly 600 students discover agriculture at 15th Farm City Day

Nearly 600 students in second through fifth grades from Cumberland and Dauphin counties participated in numerous activities at the 15th Farm City Day in an effort to impress upon them the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

HARRISBURG, PA — Lessons about agriculture came to life today for nearly 600 students during the Department of Agriculture’s 15th Farm City Day, held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Agriculture Secretary George Greig welcomed second through fifth graders from public, private and home schools in Cumberland and Dauphin counties, emphasizing the importance of agriculture in stu-

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watched honeybees in a demonstration hive, spoke with 4-H and FFA members and learned how to spin wool. Farm City Day was designed to provide agricultural resources to schools, including curriculum materials and grants, and to raise the awareness of agriculture’s importance to communities, the economy and the world. “Many children have never had the chance to see a working farm or touch a live animal,” said Greig. “We hope attending Farm City Day will help them make the connection between the cow they

saw and the ice cream they ate here, and they can better understand how food gets from farm gate to dinner plate.” Participating schools included Lenkerville & Tri-Community elementary schools and the Scott School in Dauphin County, as well as Bellaire, Elmwood and Hoover elementary schools in Cumberland County. Farm City Day was part of the 55th Keystone International Livestock Exposition, which features more than 3,600 animals, including beef cattle, horses, sheep and pigs.

to a NMPF press release. The legislation includes the key elements of the Dairy Security Act of 2011, which was introduced in the House as HR 3062 by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) and is modeled after reforms first proposed by NMPF. National Milk testified this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that current labor and immigration policies “put the U.S. dairy farm sector at a disadvantage and that a change in laws is necessary in order to address the realities of dairy production in America.” The Federation warned that there’s a persistent shortage of native-born workers interested in employment on dairy farms which is why farmers cannot find enough

American workers to milk cows and perform other critical job functions. “Even in this time of high unemployment, our dairy farmers universally report an inability to find enough American workers, even if they offer better pay than other jobs,” said NMPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak. “Sufficient numbers of local workers are simply not available or not interested in working on dairy farms.” The challenge of hiring workers in 2011 is no different than in 2008 when NMPF conducted a survey to quantify workforce hiring practices of dairy farms. That survey found that U.S. dairies employed 138,000 fulltime equivalent workers, of which an estimated 57,000 or 41 percent were foreigners.

Mielke from B14 as $336 million a year and the Panama and Colombia agreements are expected to produce gains of an additional $25 million each in exports per year. Meanwhile, Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced a farm bill proposal this week that includes dairy policy reforms advocated by National Milk. Lugar, a former chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), a freshman member of the House Agriculture Committee, have jointly introduced a bill they call the Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act. The bill would reduce farm program spending by $16 billion, and save a total of $40 billion compared to current policy, according

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dents’ daily lives. “Fewer than 2 percent of Americans are farming today, which puts each generation even further removed from agriculture,” said Greig. “By exploring agriculture for just one day, these children will better understand the origins of our food supply, how important agriculture is to their lives and the educational and career opportunities that exist in agriculture — even in suburban and urban areas.” Hands-on learning stations featured products like dairy, produce and animal feed. Students met farm animals,


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Senator Casey introduces the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011 Arden Tewksbury, Manager of the Progressive Agriculture Organization (Pro-Ag) from Meshoppen, PA, announced on Oct. 11 that Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) recently introduced the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2011. The bill is identified as S-1640. Dennis Boyanowski, President of Pro-Ag said, “It’s rewarding to have a U.S. Senator that recognizes that all dairy farmers need a new milk pricing formula that will cover their cost of production, plus have an opportunity to realize a profit from their dairy farm.” S-1640 determines the value of milk used for manufactured dairy products by using the National Average Cost of producing milk as determined by the Economic Research Service (ERS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The ERS determines the cost of producing several agriculture commodities. According to Tewksbury, Senator Casey, who resides in Scranton, PA, has long recognized the need for all dairy farmers across the United States to receive a realistic stable price for their milk. S1640 is geared to fulfill the Senator’s position. Figures released by Pro-Ag clearly indicate that during 2009 the dairy farmers in Federal Order #1 (the Northeast) received an average pay price of $13.01 per cwt. This pay price was approximately $9 per cwt below the dairymen’s cost of production. During 2009, in the Northeast, this $13.01 per cwt price generated only $130,000 for a dairy farmer producing one million pounds of milk annually. S-1640, if it had been in effect in 2009, would have generated approximately $230,000. John Tewksbury, a dairy farmer from Susquehanna County who serves as Vice-President of Pro-Ag, said these figures clearly illustrate why dairy farmers have been experiencing difficult times. S-1640, which now can be referred to as the Casey Bill, also calls for a milk supply program (if needed) which will be paid for by dairy farmers, not the USDA. President Boyanowski wants everyone to realize that the Casey bill is not geared to cost the U.S. government any money. The Casey bill also addresses the problem of

unneeded, bothersome imported dairy products. The Pro-Ag Manager concluded by saying, “we are already receiving calls from dairy farmers across the United States illustrating their support for the Casey bill.”

President Boyanowski concluded by saying, “I want to thank Bob Casey for introducing a dairy bill that will help all U.S. dairy farmers.” Countless numbers of dairy farmers and consumers had notified

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1640, the Casey dairy bill. Pro-Ag can be reached at 570-833-5776.

Stallman makes statement regarding President Obama’s submission of Trade Pact Legislation On Oct. 3, Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation made the following statement: “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that President Obama has sent implementing legislation to Congress today to ratify three bilateral free-trade agreements between the United States and Korea, Colombia and Panama. America’s farmers and ranchers have much at stake and the fact these three agreements are moving forward is very good news for our economy. “Now that the administration has done its part, it’s up to Congress to expedite this matter. It is vital that this process move for-

ward to ensure the agreements will be put in place as soon as possible so we can restore a level playing field for U.S. exports to these three nations. Without these agreements, over the last four years, Korea, Colombia and Panama have opened their doors to our competitors. A further delay will provide more benefits to our competitors at the expense of our economy. “Combined, the three FTAs represent nearly $2.5 billion in new agriculture exports and would create the economic growth that could generate support for up to 22,500 U.S. jobs. These gains will only be realized if the three agreements are passed by Congress and implemented.”

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

Annual Dairy Cow & Heifer Show & Sale Wed., October 26, 2011 Dairy Show 9:00 AM Fresh Cow Sale 10:30 AM Show Winners 12:00 Noon 8 Classes will be judged (4 fresh & 4 dry) by Mike Heath, Westminster, MD Show is open to everyone, all show winners must be SOLD.

Many Top Quality Deep Pedigreed Registered & Hi Grade have been purchased from this SALE in past years. If you want: (1) Fancy show animals (2) Good uddered 1st calf heifers (3) Grade cows milking over 100 lbs. (4) Springers due now till end of year DON’T MISS THIS SALE Thank You & Good Luck Consignors PLEASE send all necessary info w/ truckers on Tues., Oct. 25th All Show Cows must be in our barn by 6:00 PM!

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

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

RETIREMENT AUCTION LEVI A. AND ELLEN FARMWALD DAIRY—HORSES—EQUIPMENT

Satur day, October 22 @ 10:30 AM 4474 Old State Road (off Rte. 417) Woodhull (Steuben Co.) New York From Either Jasper or Woodhull take Rte. 417 about 2 miles and turn south onto Old State Road. Farm is midway between Jasper and Woodhull. Retiring from dairying after almost 28 years here, (Levi has milked cows for 55 years!) Young Dairy Sells FIRST @ 10:30 a.m. with 40 head including 24 milking age most all are 2nd and 3rd lactation, plus 2 springing heifers. Tie stall herd, out every day on excellent feet and udders! All Holstein (1 is R&W) except for 1 Ayrshire and 2 Jersey Crosses. Cows here suitable for anyones barn! The balance are 9 heifers 7-10 months old and newborns under 2 months. Two (2) purebred Holstein bulls from Tom Price breeding, 2 yr. old Sire and 1 yr. old getting ready! Cattle will have had two inoculations against respiratory illness and will be pregnancy examined. Cattle Sell First @ 10:30 a.m.!! Dairy Items Include: 6 ton feed bin, like new; single can chiller; 7 good stainless alum. cans; 7 stainless steel milk pails. 5 horses: Team (offered with privilege): “Bess” (13) mother-single or double; “Rox” (9) daughter. Both are good broke, sound and work well together! Singles Include: “Dan” (11) single or double; All 3 are broke to all farm machinery. Standard Bred 9 yr. old driving mare; Colt (one year) filly out of Bess, halter broke. Tack Consists of: 2 sets of double work harnesses and collars; Single nylon harness; Work and drive collars, Eveners for 2-3-4 horse teams; Forecart; Equipment Such As: Farmall H, n.f.e. on steel with belt pulley; Pequea ground driven spreader; JD hay loader; McCormick #7 and #9 mowers; Kicker tedder; Ford rolabar rake; (3) flat wagons with new racks; (1) box type wagon; (1) single horse wagon; Mc. #7 ensilage cutter/blower; JD belt driven feed grinder with bagger; Fert. spreader; White Horse 2 yr. old and Pioneer 1 bottom plows; I&J 1 row and 2 row cultivators; 3 section drag; Mc. 8 ft. double disk; 10 ft. cultipacker; IH 2 row corn planter with trip; Ontario 11 hoe drill; Mc. 8 ft. grain binder; Mc. corn binder; 400 gal. fuel tank; plus misc. other farm type items and accessories! A good, clean sale with good cattle and well cared for equipment and horses! Lunch by the Ladies! Comfort facilities! TERMS: CASH or good check day of auction! Owned by Levi and Ellen Farmwald

Auction Conducted by James P. Pirrung and Associates

PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. Wayland, New York 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com


October marks the First National Farm to School Month Farmers, chefs to visit classrooms across the country The first ever National Farm to School Month is taking place this October. In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm to School Month, which demonstrates the growing importance and role of Farm to School programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local farming and ranching economies, spur job

growth and educate children about agriculture and the origins of their food. “Farm to School programs are a win-win. They provide our kids with fresh, healthy food that actually tastes like food and benefits our farmers and communities as well,” said Kathie Starkweather with the Center for Rural Affairs, a member of the National Farm to

School Network and a partner organization of the 2011 National Farm to School Month. “These programs are widely recognized as an effective way to encourage healthy eating and boost local agriculture sales by bringing local vegetables, fruit, and other products into schools.” According to Starkweather, a focus on farm-to-school local food programs is overdue. Two-thirds of school children eat a National School Lunch Program lunch and consume about onethird of their total calories from that meal. Unfortunately that food travels between 2,500 and 4,000 miles before reaching their plates. To celebrate the first National Farm to

SELLING AT PUBLIC AUCTION FOR THE SEUCURED CREDITOR

Tues, Oct. 25, 10:00 AM The contents of Neo Technologies, 119 Pearl St. Medina, NY PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT: Pack West Auto 120 Torquer, Luciano Packaging Model 3202GOOO 110 ft. belt conveyor; Nortisa Koki MX200 mixing units (3); Signode UCF 820 pressure sensitive tape sealing machine; IQ Plus 510-2A digital scale w/control; 500 gal. mixing tub w/heating coil; pumps; GSE scale system w/process control; various 200 gal. tanks (stainless); pallet rack; Yale fork truck; various trucks; 3ph compressor; fork lift man lift safety cage; drum grab & movers; Aqua Fire water ultraviolet disinfection unit; section of 4x8 shelving; 3ph 150 gal. twin cylinder compressor; commercial shelving; 4x8 pallet racks; scissor lift cart; 4 rolling ladders; various lab equip.; pallets of boxes; 30 sheets of 4x8 drywall. Many more REAL ESTATE & AUCTION SERVICE items not listed. 150+ catalog lots. See www.bontragerauction.com for (585) 343-4529 • WWW.BONTRAGERACTION.COM photos and a catalog list. 8975 Wortendyke Road • Batavia, New York

Bennett Farms Milking Herd & Bred Heifer Dispersal 100 Head Will Sell • 75 Cows • 20 Bred Heifers • 5 Calves Located just 20 minutes East of Coyne Farms and the Legends Of The Fall Sale being held the day before!

Honest cows, tremendous bred heifers and deep pedigrees will be the features of this outstanding herd sale. The family of Bennett-Farms Mariner Adele (3E 92) will be well represented as nearly 40% of the animals selling will trace back to her! 30 head will sell fresh within 60 days of the sale! Service Sires include Baltimor, Destry, Guthrie, Sid & Windbrook Equipment Selling Five 50" fans - 4 direct drive, 1 belt drive; Uebler 810 feed cart w/ 9 hp gas motor; Rissler 175 mixer with front scale; Bradford White 80 gallon LP gas water heater; Five SURGE mini cups; Automatic Surge washer; Surge vacuum pump; 400 feet of stainless steel pipeline & 400 feet vacuum line Herd Health: Herd is in excellent condition and all cattle will be inoculated against Shipping Fever and tested for immediate interstate shipment. Trucking will be available to go anywhere! Directions: GPS address is 2321 Rt. 64, Bloomfield, NY 14469. Bloomfield is located on Rts. 5 & 20, halfway between Avon and Canandaigua. From 5 & 20, take Rt. 64 North for 2 miles to the farm. Watch for auction arrows!

See the entire catalog online at www.cattlexchange.com! Owners: Bennett Farms, Inc. 2321 Rt. 64, Bloomfield, NY 14469 585-520-4642 (Jackie) jackieb@frontiernet.net

Sale Managed By/Catalogs

4236 CTY HWY 18, • DELHI, NY 13753 DAVE M. & MERRY RAMA 607-746-2226 OR FAX 607-746-2911 EMAIL: DAVERAMASR@CATTLEXCHANGE.COM WEB:WWW.CATTLEXCHANGE.COM

locally grown fresh food into the schools. Joyce wanted to feed students at the elementary, middle and preschool (500 students) delicious, healthy and fresh food. Rice started the Farm to School program by identifying local farmers who could supply food for school lunches. She has also gotten them involved in giving presentations at school. This teaches the children more about how food is grown, where it comes from, and the importance of supporting local growers. “One local grower who raises asparagus, actually came to the school, donned a hair net, and helped cook and serve the asparagus,” commented Starkweather. According to Rice, “Most of the kids had never even SEEN an asparagus, but they cleaned their plates and

are now asking their parents to buy the vegetable.” The farmer now sees the students and their parents regularly at his stand at the local Farmers Market. Rice continued saying the children love eating the fresh food and their consumption of fruits and vegetables increased by nearly 200 percent since she started buying locally according to data that she has tracked since starting this program. United States Department of Agriculture is preparing to announce the availability of competitive Farm to School grants worth up to $100,000 for planning and implementing Farm to School programs — including supporting staff salaries, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens and other activities. For more information on these grants and about the National Farm to School Network, visit www.farmtoschool.org The National Farm to School Network has established contacts in every state to help connect schools with local farmers. To find one in your state visit www.farmtoschool.org/ states.php For additional information on how schools and farmers can take advantage of Farm to School programs visit www.cfra.org/renewrural/farmtoschool for a host of ideas. Or contact Kathie Starkweather at the Center for Rural Affairs at kathies@cfra.org or 402-617-7946.

A NNUAL FALL AUCTION Fred R. Bell & Son 125 Corbin Road, Bainbridge NY • (607) 343-0183 Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 • 9:00 AM (Rain or Shine!!) Directions: From I-88 take the Bainbridge exit, turn on to 206 West. Go to traffic circle, go 3/4 around, take county route 39 South 2 miles. Take 2nd left hand road (Corbin Road).

TRACTORS: John Deere 2955 Tractor w/cab, Deutz Allis 6265 4WD Tractor w/loader, Case/IH 275 4WD tractor w/loader, Case/IH 5130 4WD Tractor w/loader, Kubota B8200 4WD w/loader, Bobcat 642B SSL, International 784 4WD Tractor w/loader, New Holland 555 SSL, Kioti LB1914 4WD Compact Tractor, Case Backhoe, Mitsubishi D2650 4x4 w/loader, Same 80 4WD EQUIPMENT: New Idea Spreader, Hale Pump, Snow Plow & Frame, Ditch Witch (Walk Behind), Ford 5B 3 pt. Plow, Offset Disc, Kuhn 4 star Tedder, Vermeer 804HDS RD. Baler, Lowe Auger SSL attachment, Ranger Truck w/Lickety Split Processsor, Diesel Chipper, Lowe Auger SSL Attachment, SSL Grapple Bucket, SSL Blade, John Deere 385 RD. Baler, John Deere 328 Sq. Baler w/Thrower, John Deere 1360 Disc Mower w/Flails, Bush Hog Finger Wheel Rake, China Diesel Generator, Pincor 20kw Generator, Vermeer Stump Grinder, M&W 4407 RD. Baler, Pulltype Disc, Kverneland RD. Bale Wrapper, FC300 Kuhn mower, KM 500 Dutz Farr Tedder, NH 489 Haybind, 3 pt. MF Disc. Misc: Parts cleaner, Greaser, New IH rim for (farm all) H or M, tedder tires, Go cart, new implement rim, lots of other small stuff etc.... Lots more coming - Ad was printed 2 weeks prior to sale, if you have consignments call *Not responsible for no show equipment - Call to make sure its here (607) 343-0183 *Comfort facilities on site, watch Actionzip.com #21675 for additions *Food by Hitchin Post Terms of Sale: Cash or GOOD NYS checks, standard 10% buyers premium on $500 and under per item. ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT!!!! EVERYTHING MUST BE PAID FOR ON SALE DAY!!!! NOTHING REMOVED UNTIL ITS PAID FOR!!!! Auction By: Fred R. Bell & Son Auction Service 125 Corbin Road Bainbridge, NY 13733 (607) 343-0183 Auctioneer: Fred Bell • Sales Manager: Dan Ingham - (607) 316-8811

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Friday,, Octoberr 28,, 2011 1 • 11 1 AM M • Bloomfield,, NY

School Month, schools across the country will be inviting farmers and chefs to visit their school during the month of October. Food service professionals, teachers, parents, farmers and ranchers can visit farmtoschoolmonth.org for assistance organizing an event. Over the past decade, the Farm to School movement has exploded across the United States. There are now more than 2,300 Farm to School programs in schools across all 50 states, according to the National Farm to School Network. For example Joyce Rice, who served as Food Service Director for a small central Nebraska community, was dissatisfied with the food the students were eating and made it her personal mission to get


Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy Program enrollment approaching on Oct. 28 COR TLAND, NY — The next enrollment date for the Livestock Gross MarginDairy Program is Friday, Oct. 28. Livestock Gross Margin — Dairy (LGMDairy), is a federally reinsured dairy insurance program supported through the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA). Jeremy Forrett, Vice Presi-

dent Crop Growers, LLP, urges interested dairy farmers to begin the application/target marketings report process well in advance of Friday, Oct. 28. RMA replenished Livestock Gross Margin Programs funding at the same amount as last year ($20 million), but has allocated less to LGMDairy ($7 million vs. $16 mil-

lion). “We anticipate a high level of national interest during this enrollment period and emphasize that this program is available on a firstcome, first-serve basis” said Forrett. Class III Milk futures remain positive with the ability to protect a gross margin (Class III Milk futures minus CBOT/CME feed costs)

above cost of production in most cases. LGM-Dairy became available in 2008. In December 2010, RMA provided financial support for the program which encouraged a wider acceptance and by March 2011 the program had run out of funds. For more information and to begin the process of un-

derstanding this valuable program or to enroll milk, contact your local Farm Credit East, ACA branch office or Crop Growers, LLP at 800-234-7012. A useful tool was developed by Brian Gould at the University of Wisconsin: LGM-Dairy Analyzer: http://future.aae.wisc.edu/l gm_analyzer/

Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Meeting Oct. 19 ITHACA, NY — Leaders from academia, business and government in New York’s Southern Tier will be meeting at Cornell University on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to discuss a regional initiative for economic development. Hosted by the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cornell University, the meeting is free and open to the public. Governor Cuomo created regional development councils around the state to improve the relationship between the state government and businesses in order to stimulate regional economic development and create jobs statewide. The meeting will be cochaired by Cornell University President David Skorton and Lt. Governor Robert Duffy. Due to a full agenda,

the meeting will start promptly at 3 p.m. and no one will be admitted after that time. Members of the public are encouraged to participate. The guidelines are: • Public participation is limited to the public comment period of the meeting • Speakers must conduct themselves in a dignified, civil manner. • All comments will be directed to the Council. • Members of the public will state their name and affiliation. • Comments are strictly limited to two minutes per person. • Permission to speak may be denied or terminated if remarks are not in compliance with these guidelines. For more information about the governor’s economic development initiatives, visit: www.governor.ny.gov.

GARAGE AUCTION

SAT., OCT 22ND 10:30 AM LYMAN TRUCK & AUTO 2429 RT. 16, OLEAN, NY 14760

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Having sold their property John and Deb Lyman will offer the following equipment, tools, and inventory at public auction. Located on Rt. 16 between Hinsdale and Olean. Watch for R. G. MASON AUCTION arrows.

TOOLS & EQUIP.: Complete weather head hose machine; Hyd. press; NYS inspect machine; Reddy salamander; Cherry picker; Gas air compressor; Lg. assort HD chains, snatch blocks, binders; Port. hose machine; Metal part cabinets; Headlight aimers; Nuts & bolts cabinets; metal shelving; Time clock; 9 section of pull out drawers w/access.; Miller Thunderbolt welder; Exhaust fan; Metal work benches; Roll around racks & carts; 1 Ton Budget hoist; Jack stands all sizes; Brunick strut machine; Bench grinder; Drill press; Snap On sand blaster; Snap on Ac recovery system; Chop saws; Power greasers; Gear oil pump; New truck step bumper; Air bottle jacks; Wheel bearing packers; Accuturn brake lathe; Parts washers; Lincoln 255 welder; Protrak alignment system; Air caddy; 6 Lg. floor jacks; Scaffolds; Step ladders; Tire tools; Battery charger; Chain saw; Metal saw horses; Semi trailer jack stands; 35 ft. alum fire truck ladder; Load bars; New steel & alum; Engine stand; Transmission jacks; Start all; Plywood; OTC battery all tester; Seal installer; Lincoln welders; Tire cage; New & used trailer axles; Front plow; Alum. Car ramps; Alum load ramps; Porta power; Volvo specialty tools; RR jacks; Antique Wright chain saw; Water cooler; Microwave; Office furniture; File cabinets; Refrig.; Lockers; Holland BBQ grill; much, much more. TRUCK PARTS GM; Ford; IH; Air brakes; Brake shoes; Spring access.; U bolts; Filters; Hoses; Exhaust parts; Parts books; Repair & service manuals; and more. FORKLIFT Clark propane. WRECKERS 73 GMC 9500 diesel Holmes 600 wrecker w/34K (used up to date); 86 IH Dbcab 48,000 # w/Zak 20 wheel lift HD nice; ROLLBACK 92 Ford L8000 diesel w/24 ft. bed; TRUCK 95 GMC 2500 4x4 w/power angle blade one owner.

D SALES STABLES , IN HOLLAN W NELocated 12 Miles East of Lancaster, PA Just Off Rt. 23, New Holland C.

EST. OF SKEETER VAN MARTER TOOL AUCTION THURS., OCT. 27, 2011 • 5:00 P.M. BROCKPORT, NY

Auction to be held at 2105 Ireland Rd. Ireland Road runs between Sweden Walker Rd. and Clarkson Parma Townline Rd. Selling will be clean, well maintained equipment: Kubota L2900 diesel tractor, 4WD, 1493 hrs with Kubota LA480 loader w/bucket and belly rotary mower, rollbar; Kubota 3 pt. pto snow blower, like new; Farmall 140 gas tractor w/cultivator and snowplow; 3 pt. cultivator; Spectrum 16' sport fiberglass boat w/Mercury 40HP outboard motor and trailer, purchase new in 1994; Exmark 48" hydro self propelled lawn mower; Gravely 2 wheel garden tractor w/mower, snow blade; portable air compressor; Stihl MS 290 chain saw, like new; Homelite 160 GPM pump w/5 HP gas motor; 14" band saw; radial arm saw; Craftsman table saw; 2 antique oak machinist tool boxes; machinist tools; 2 gas string trimmers; Johnson 6 HP outboard motor; utility trailer; log chains; fishing equipment; bench grinder; wood clamps; 2 benches, 1 with vise; parts bin; wet dry vac; power tools; aluminum extension ladder; antique dresser; battery charger; snow shoes; trumpet; lots of other items. TERMS: 10% Buyer's Premium. Cash, NYS check, Visa/MC.

Over 30 years in the truck repair business. A lot of used up to date equipment.

Call for info 585-567-8844 website www.rgmasonauctions.com TERMS CASH OR GOOD CHECK W/PROPER ID 13% BP

FILLMORE, NY • 585-567-8844 www.rgmasonauctions.com rgmasonauctions@aol.com

HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Auctioneers, Realtors & Appraisers

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

Annual Fall Heifer & Cow Sale Wed., Oct. 19th • 10:30 AM All Consignments Welcome

Weaned calves to mature cows Many will be AI sired Several Registered w/ Pedigrees

Special Mention 25 Weaned Heifers from 27,000 Head Sires, Birth Dates & Dam’s records at Ringside Load Fancy Region AI sired bred Heifers from hd. Consigners please Send all Info w/Trucks.

We are open 24 Hrs/Day 7 days a week

Please send Heifers in Monday Oct. 17th, Tuesday Oct. 18th or Early on Wed Oct. 19th Thank you

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

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

REMEMBER: ANNUAL SHOW & SALE

WEDNESDAY OCT 26

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SHOW 9:00 AM • SALE 10:00 AM


NEW YORK CORYN FARM SUPPLIES INC. 3186 Freshour Rd., Canandaigua, NY 585-394-4691

CATSKILL TRACTOR INC. 384 Center St., Franklin, NY 607-829-2600

MABIE BROTHERS, INC. 8571 Kinderhook Rd., Kirkville, NY 315-687-7891

CNY FARM SUPPLY 3865 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045 607-218-0200 www.cnyfarmsupply.com

SHARON SPRINGS GARAGE, INC. Rt. 20, Sharon Springs, NY 518-284-2346

PENNSYLVANIA ALLEN HOOVER REPAIR RR 1, Box 227, Mifflinburg, PA 570-966-3821 ELDER SALES & SERVICE INC. 4488 Greenville-Sandy Lake Rd., Stoneboro, PA 724-376-3740 SANDY LAKE IMPLEMENT INC. 3675 Sandy Lake Rd., Sandy Lake, PA 724-376-2489

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


FARMER T O FARMER M ARKETPLACE

BIN Dumpers Friday, Powell Sani feed system, rotary table. 315-343-1323.(NY) BORDER COLLIE puppies, working parents, Red Golden Pheasants, White, Blue, and Black silkies, bred mini rex doe, Indian Fantail Pigeons. 585-509-0471.(NY) BORDER Collie pups, all male, 3 tries, 1 white and gray, parents on site, $400 each. 603-523-4471.(NY) MORIDGE grain dryer, 400 bushels, batch type, stored inside; Jamesway 8’ ring drive silo unloader, works. Silo blower. 315-2924229.(NY) ZIMMERMAN Auto head locks, 10’, like new, $400/ea. Bradco bale spear, like new, $400. 518-883-5160.(NY)

WANTED: NH 3 row corn head, for FP 230 or 240 in good condition. 315-9411251.(NY) FORD 8N tractor, 1951 3 ph PTO everything works, good tires, new drawbar, ready to work or restore, $1,850. 401-6629131.(NY) CASE IH 1660 combine, excellent condition. 30.5x32 tires. 1020 flex head, 1063 corn head available. Chevrolet C70 diesel, single axle. 315-945-5131.(NY) CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rye for cover crop. Snoco drum type grain cleaner, $750. 315481-8231.(NY)

TWO STAINLESS steel used milk tanks for maple sap, $400. each, holds 400 gallon. 585-593-2695.(NY) ‘89 FORD, L8000 S.A. 240 hp 10 sp 18 ft grain box, tailgate down makes 22 ft. hay truck. 607-387-6671.(NY) BLACK PLASTIC bulb boxes, for sale, $1.50 each, up to 500 available. 716-6484673.(NY)

TRACTOR PARTS: Cat D4-7U, Cat D6-9u, logging grapple, (Large Rotary) tracks/shoes - (931-D3ABC-D6C-JD450), D318 power unit, complete saw mill Evenings. 508-278-5762.(MA) WANTED: Barn sashes, need two 33 1/2” x 41” and ten 28” w x 35”. Please call 845856-7425.(NY)

WANTED: Sickle bar mower and manure spreader, old, ok, will fix up but complete, rusted, rotted, okay, call with price will cash. 518-922-5027.(NY)

WANTED: Loader, detachable, to fit Hesston 80-66DT 4 wheel drive farm tractor, good condition, can pick up, will consider all makes. 802-236-4917.(VT)

WANTED: Feed grinder/mixer in good shape, will pay fair price. Call evenings. 585-738-0106.(NY)

HESSTON 4600 inline baler w/ thrower, $3,500; 3 thrower wagons, 1 metal; 3 pt. chisel plow, $1,000; No Sunday Calls. 315536-7841.(NY)

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MALLET VERTICAL mixer with long discharge chute, $6,000; Two wagon running gears, $500 each. 413-834-0209.(MA)

JD 6030 and JD 4620 power shift, both w/ 3,200 original hrs., Axle duals. Can be seen at O’hara Machinery. 315-2533203.(VT)

PARTING OUT JD 4400 combine, diesel, fire damage, still driven, no head; also, Deere 219, 239, 276, 157, running motors. 518-796-2817.(NY)

AMERICAN Lavender Ice Geese, two matched pairs. Show quality, non-aggressive, tame breed. Cambridge. 518-6773329.(NY)

WANTED: Breeding age Saanen buck, out of good production lines with quality udder form. MUST be CAE free. 585-4663317.(NY)

5 YEAR OLD Dark bay all purpose gelding, broke to all farm machinery, $1,100; 429 Fisher road, Fultonville, NY 12072

HAY TOOLS, barn carrier, grapple forks and misc., Also, baled hay. 315-8538619.(NY)

IH 766 5,500 hours, 2,200 hours on IH Crate motor, new clutch recently, good strong running tractor needs Hydraulic pump. 607-359-2681.(NY)

FEEDER PIGS, 8 weeks old, $50 each, Finger Lakes Area. 315-539-3621.(NY)

NH 461 Haybine, 8’ 9” cut shedded, running, $500. 860-485-1452.(CT) OLIVER 1650, gas, fair condition, $2,600; Oliver 1810 loader, fair condition, $1,000; Columbia Co. 518-392-3085.(NY)

1066, lots power, GC, 1465 p.3’ haybine, new, AC 16” 4 btm plow, 16’ JD offset disc, tools and chest. 585-567-2526.(NY)

JD 48 loader, $1,200; NH 822 corn head, $150; NH 56 rake, $1,200; IH 56 corn planter, $1,000. 607-435-9976.(NY)

KUHN 7001T 24 foot wide tedder, $3,500; Good IH 1086 tractor, $8,500; IH 1026 hydro, no motor or tires, $1,800. 603-7721826.(NH)

80 GAL. indirect fired water storage, commercial grade, $500. 10’ rubber coated flooring panels, $10/ea. S.S. bucket holders, $2./ea. 607-746-2446.(NY)

18.4-26 tires on JD rims, fit 4x4 combine, like new, $1,200; 315-246-7554.(NY)

FOR SALE: 40’ foot belt, $50; Radelotor off 9500 John Deere combine, $350; 315673-3485.(NY)

WANTED: 35 to 40 Kw PTO generator, good condition. 607-243-9934.(NY)

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Greenhouse pest management in-depth seminar set Oct. 27 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County and the New York State IPM program are hosting a special Greenhouse Integrated Pest Management HandsOn, In-Depth Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Canandaigua, NY. This interactive workshop for commercial greenhouse owners and staff includes a full day

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of educational sessions and a tour to Rabbit Valley Greenhouses in Victor, NY. Presenters include Neil Mattson, Assistant Professor of Floriculture, discussing ways to test growing media for nutrient balance, Brian Eshenaur, New York State IPM, explaining greenhouse virus disease control, and John Sanderson, Associate

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2011 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference The 2011 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference called Capitalizing on Group Action and Business Alliances to Improve Marketing Returns will be held on Nov. 7-8, in Hyde Park, NY. This is a friendly reminder to register now, because discounted hotel rates have been extended to Oct. 21. Act now to reserve your spot, it’s a short walk to the conference center from the hotel. Featuring: • Innovative farmer and collaborative networks through strategic business alliances. • Designing new farmer aggregation models to access new and under-served customers. • Alternative marketing models for pricing, co-packing, training, and promotion. • Hands-on training for strengthening cooperation for new and emerging farmer-owned businesses. New this year • Farmer Scholarships Available (registration in advance by hard copy only) • Additional funding received will waive the registration costs for farmers attending • Spread the word to farmers in your area and bring them along Register now • Online and hardcopy registration available. • Save money and register by Oct. 31 • Discounted lodging available through Oct. 21 Added bonuses: • Optional four course dinner at the Culinary Institute of America. The tastiest networking experience you’ll have all year. • Training Session on Food Safety for Farm Direct Marketing Activities immediately following conference. For more informa-

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Ties to the Land: Planning for the Future of Your Woodlands A facilitated workshop on succession planning: keeping family forests and farms in the family This two-part workshop, held on Oct. 26 and Nov. 12, will explore Succession Planning — the human side of estate planning. It will focus on maintaining family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of the key challenges facing private woodland owners, and motivating families to address the challenges. This interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr. Shorna Broussard Allred of Cornell University Cooperative Extension and hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Wyoming Counties, provides effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land. During “Part I” of the workshop, participants will gain information about the basics of succession planning, overcoming communications issues, and will learn about the elements and

structure of a succession plan. Participants will also receive their workbooks and DVD. “Part II” of the workshop focuses on specific tools that can be used in implementing a succession plan and will include panel presentations and discussions with a local land trust, financial planner, and CPA — all with experience helping woodland owners plan for the future of their land. “Part I” will be broadcast from Cornell University to the four CCE offices as noted below. For “Part II” participants will gather together in one central location in Ellicottville, NY. “Part I” and “Part II” of the workshop coaches’ families in developing the techniques and communications skills they need to address the tough issues and decide the future of their land. Topics include: • Key legacy planning challenges, and tools to deal with them • Determining your heirs’ interest • Clarifying your values and goals • Steps to succession

planning • Organizing effective family meetings • Legal and financial instruments To register, please visit http://SuccessionPlanning.ning.com and click on the Workshops tab. If you have trouble registering, or if you have questions, please call/email Maureen Mullen, Cornell University Cooperative Exten-

sion, 607-254-6556, mlm394@cornell.edu. There is a fee which includes refreshments and all workshop materials including a copy of the workbook & DVD, Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage. Part I – First Steps in Planning for the Future of Your Woodlands will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. You may attend at one of

the following four Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) locations: • CCE Allegany County, L ynn Bliven, 5435A Country Rd 48, Belmont, NY 14813 • CCE Cattaraugus County, L ynn Bliven, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY14731 • CCE of Chautauqua County, Virginia Carlberg, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701

• CCE of Wyoming County, Joan Petzen, 401 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569 Part II - Exploring Tools and Developing Your Succession Planning will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (refreshments included). It will be held at CCE Cattaraugus County, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

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FEBRUARY

For Information on Exhibiting or Attending Call Ken Maring


ROY TEITSWORTH INC.

SUCCESSFUL AUCTIONS FOR 41 YEARS ONONDAGA COUNTY AREA MUNICIPAL SURPLUS & CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT AUCTION

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

Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Cars & Pickups

Sat., October 22, 2011 @ 9:00 A.M. NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, New York PRELIMINARY LISTING ONLY! Check out website for up-to-date listing. Equipment: Cat 938F wheel loader, cab, radial tires, Balderson coupler Cat 304 CCR Mini Excavator Komatsu WA180PT-3MC wheel loader, cab, AC, GP bucket, JRB coupler JLG 400S Lift Case W14B Wheel Loader, with grapple bucket 1996 John Deere 770BH motor grader, cab, AC, new eng. & trans. (2) Bobcat T190 track skid loaders, GP bucket Yanmar B-5 mini excavator, OROPS,

zero tail swing, 3032 hrs. Case 1845 Skid Steer Loader, diesel Bobcat 742B Skid Steer, enclosed cab Toyota 8000lb Forklift, side shift, diesel powered Wacker diesel plate tamper S/A & T/A Trucks & Specialty Trucks: 2002 Volvo TA dump, 14’ body, Cummins, Fuller 13 spd, plow & wing, 107K, very Good condition, ready to work! 2004 Sterling SA day-cab tractor, Cat C10, 10spd, 312k 1996 Freightliner 24’ flatbed

1989 Autocar SA dump, new Heil body, 1-way plow & wing, Cummins, 146K 1979 AM General 6x6 tractor, Cummins 250, winch 2000 Sterling 8500 tri-axle garbage truck, Cat 3126, 25 yard Heil 25 cu. yd. packer, 253K 1999 Ford F450 34’ Bucket truck, diesel powered 1989 Wells Cargo trailer One Tons, Pickups, Cars & Vans: 2005 Ford F-550 flatbed, diesel, 125K 2003 Ford F450 SD 12’ box van 2007 Ford F-350 flatbed 1 ton, lift gate, diesel 1998 Chevy 3500HD dump, diesel 1995 Chevy 3500 flatbed, 50K 2008 Chevy 2500 HD, Duramax diesel, gooseneck hitch, 4-door, 4x4, PL, PW, AC, CD, 84K

2007 Chevy 2500 HD pickup, ext. cab, 4x4, loaded, Fisher 8’ plow, 74K 2006 Toyota Tundra SR5, ext cab, AC, CD, PL, PW, 123K 2008 Chevy Suburban LT, 4 wheel drive, sunroof, all options 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, 4 door 1999 Chevrolet Step Van 1997 Chevy Astro Van Miscellaneous: MANY NEW AND USED SNOW PUSHER BLADES!; New PJ Tilt-top and Landscape trailers; Harley rake, Hiniker commercial plow; ‘07 Yamaha 4 wheeler; ‘Yamaha YZ90 Motorcycle; 10X20 Portable Office Unit; 10X10 Steel Work table with vice; Stanley Hammer for Backhoe; Karavan 8’ Landscape trailer; New Skidsteer grapple bucket; Bobcat 68” snow bucket; Bobcat Landscape rake;

Front mount Snow pushers 12’&14’; Vermeer BC1000 XL Chipper TERMS: Full payment auction day, cash, check, MC/Visa or municipal voucher. 10% buyer’s premium on items selling for under $1,000. 2% buyer’s fee waived for payment with cash or check. Inspection:Friday, October 21st, 12-4pm Questions: Cindy Wolcott 585-738-3759

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Steve Petzen Excavating The Estate of Steve Petzen Liquidation Auction Excavators, Dozers, Tractor, Trucks & Trailers, Tools

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:00 AM 175 Wolfe Run Road, Cuba, New York

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Location: From Exit 28, I86 take Rt. 305 south approx. 4 miles to Haskell Rd., proceed approx. 9 mi. to second Wolf Run Rd. North 2

mi. to Petzens. From Rt. 417, Weston Mills, take Haskell Rd N 3 mi., then right on Wolf Run for 2 mi. Selling Equipment: 1994 Komatsu PC150 excavator; 1988 PC180LC excavator, IH TD20E w/winch, st. tilt blade, Case 850D dozer; Case 850B 6 way dozer; (trans. problem) JD 3020 diesel tractor w/ side console & front loader. JD 250 skid steer loader w/ 2 buckets & forks, JD 240 skid steer

Trucks & Trailers: 1989 IH TS2500 tri-axle dump; 1985 Autocar tandem tractor; 2003 Rogers Gooseneck Low Boy trailer; 1970 Autocar tractor; 1975 Ford F750 w/ hydro seeder; 40’Van trailer; 1979 GMC 1 ton dump 4x4 w/plow; 1988 GMC 1 ton dump 4x4 w/ plow; 1995 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 diesel; 1995 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 diesel (frame needs repair) 2009 102x32’ low deck Gooseneck

equipment or pipe trailer Support Equipment: Woods 6’ rotary mower; 2 laser transits; Stihl demo saw; Stihl chainsaw; 200 & 500 gal. fuel tanks; 11’ snowplow; portable welder; IR diesel air compressor; excavator buckets; salamander heater; water pumps; generators; tire chains; misc. pipe; chains & binders; shop tools; hand tools; & much more

EMPIRE TRACTOR (2) Stores Relocating Auction

Saturday y Octoberr 29,, 2011 1 @ 9:00 0 A.M Tractors, Skid Loaders, Tillage, Hay Equipment, farm tools & more!

5563 East Main St. Batavia, NY NOTICE - Empire Tractor has expanded to two new stores to accommodate customer needs, as a result, they are selling old inventory to make room new arrivals. Come to this auction to find end-of-season deals. Selling: (20) tractors, (10) compacts, (10) skid loaders, (5) choppers, (6) ATV’s, (100’s) of farm implements, lawn tractors, and attachments. Store displays, shelving, tools, and store fixtures. Something for everyone! OWNER - Empire Tractor Check our website at www.teitsworth.com for terms, updates and pictures of items.

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