July 1, 2001 Vol. 65, Number 13
Vermont Attorney General Sorrell Announces
Antitrust Settlement With Dairy Giant Suiza
MONTPELIER—Attorney Gen- Suiza could unilaterally exercise • Stop & Shop shall not sell the • Suiza shall not sell, close or
eral William H. Sorrell announced market power resulting in increased milk processing assets of the cease operations of any New
on Monday June 25 an antitrust prices to retailers and consumers, Readville plant to Suiza, and may England dairy plants without
settlement with Texas-based Suiza and that the transaction would in- only sell the assets to a party ap- first notifying the Vermont At-
Foods Corporation, the dominant crease barriers to entry for Suiza’s proved by the Vermont Attorney torney General.
milk processor in New England. competitors and potential competi- General.
The settlement requires Suiza to tors by making it more difficult for Joining the Vermont in this
make available 30 million gallons them to obtain capital to build ca- settlement were Connecticut,
per year of its capacity in its New pacity. Sorrell also contended that it Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamp-
England plants to its competitors for would restrict Stop & Shop’s ability “I appreciate the shire, and Rhode Island. The inves-
a period of five years, to refrain from
restricting its largest supermarket
to offer a full range of branded fluid
milk and cream products to con-
strong position taken by tigation and settlement negotiations
were led by Vermont, Connecticut
customer from buying milk and sumers. Attorney General and Massachusetts.
cream products from Suiza competi- In addition to the settlement
tors, and to provide the Attorney
Vermont Attorney General Settlement Details Sorrell to preserve and provisions designed to protect com-
General with prior notice of future petition, Suiza will pay Vermont,
acquisitions of competitors. William H. Sorrell To address the competitive con-
protect a fair market for Connecticut and Massachusetts a
The settlement stems from a
February 2000 transaction between
gland. The proposed deal with Stop cerns of the Vermont Attorney Gen- Vermont farmers. My total of $300,000 to partially reim-
burse the three states for the costs
& Shop didn’t seem beneficial to eral, the settlement contains the fol-
Suiza and Stop & Shop Supermar-
either consumers or Vermont farm- lowing elements: Department has al- of this investigation.
ket Company, one of the largest su-
permarket chains in New England.
ers. Consequently, we vigorously
opposed the agreement as initially
• Suiza must offer 30 million gal- ready started to develop Industry Reaction
Prior to the February 2000 trans- lons of its New England milk
action, Stop & Shop had been pro-
proposed,” Sorrell said. processing capacity per year, for marketing strategies “We appreciate the extensive
Agriculture Commissioner Leon a period of five years, to its com-
cessing its own milk at its Readville,
Massachusetts plant with milk pro-
Graves said, “I appreciate the strong petitors. Competitors who want around this decision.” efforts of the Vermont Attorney
position taken by Attorney General General’s Office to protect the in-
vided by the St. Albans Coopera- to utilize Suiza’s New England
Sorrell to preserve and protect a fair —Vermont Agriculture terests of consumers, farmers and
tive Creamery. milk processing capacity will processors in our state,” said Leon
market for Vermont farmers. My enter into processing agreements Commissioner Leon Graves
The February 2000 agreement Berthiaume, General Manager of
Department has already started to with Suiza.
contained three critical elements: (1) the St. Albans Cooperative. “The re-
develop marketing strategies around
Suiza would supply all Stop & Shop • Suiza and Stop & Shop shall sults of this process will prove to
this decision.” • Suiza shall not purchase or oth-
private label milk and cream prod- not honor their past agreement be beneficial to all interested par-
As noted in his civil complaint, erwise acquire an ownership in-
ucts; (2) Stop & Shop would be pro- to restrict Stop & Shop stores ties.”
Sorrell alleged that the February terest in any dairy processing fa-
hibited from carrying certain other from selling competitors’ milk or John Kaneb, President of HP
2000 transaction would increase cilities in New England without
branded fluid milk and cream prod- other dairy products, and shall Hood Inc., also praised the settle-
concentration in the market for the first notifying the Vermont At-
ucts; and (3) Suiza would acquire not enter into any agreements in ment.
sale of fluid milk products in New torney General and allowing the
the dairy processing assets of the the future to restrict Stop & “I congratulate the Vermont At-
England by reducing the level of Vermont Attorney General time
Readville Facility. Shop stores from selling compet- torney General on bringing about
milk processing capacity that is not to investigate the proposed trans-
“Suiza has grown so big, so fast. ing brands. a result that helps preserve compe-
already controlled by Suiza. The At- action.
It has become the dominant player
torney General also argued that
in the dairy industry in New En- (“Suiza” continued on p. 2)
Inside This Issue
Looking At Farm Labor Page 2 Vermont Department of
Agriculture, Food & Markets
Marketplace Page 3 116 State Street, Drawer 20
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2901
Market Reports Page 7 828-2416 or 828-3831 (fax)
Hay & Forage Directory Page 8
The Flightpath Page 10
Vegetable & Berry Page Page 11
Department Seeks Proposals Page 12
For Cattle Health Assurance Program POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Agriview, 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
2 July 1, 2001
VFLSC Gets Boost From Legislative Appropriation
by Rick LeVitre, UVM Extension porators, with the assistance of the Vermont Legislature has allowed assisting in placement on farms is tential workers with farmers need-
UVM Extension, USDA Rural De- the Board of Directors to introduce unique. A survey to Vermont’s dairy ing temporary help.
The newly formed Vermont velopment, the Cooperative Devel- the VFLSC to the Vermont agricul- farmers indicated they needed The development of a labor
Farm Labor Service Cooperative opment Institute, and legal counsel tural community with a one-time short-term help including milking workforce data base will require the
(VFLSC) has announced that the have ratified bylaws, membership fee of $50 to join the co-op. As the cows, livestock care, machinery re- assistance and networking of many
2001 Vermont Legislature appropri- agreements and service agreements. pilot business program of recruiting pair, fencing and bookkeeping. As agricultural agencies and organiza-
ated $75,000 to support the activi- Most cooperatives begin as mar- and placing people on farms proves expected, the demand was greatest tions, as well as agencies involved
ties of the Co-op. keting or buying co-ops with a spe- successful, membership into the co- for summer help, but the responses in the workforce arena. To acceler-
According to Co-op Treasurer cific commodity to sell or buy. Join- op will be a useful and important indicated a need for temporary as- ate the building of the database a
Stanley James of Weybridge “This ing a co-op may involve a hefty service and not simply an idea. sistance year around. major marketing and recruitment
is not only a welcome financial equity payment to show support of The mission of the cooperative To meet its mission and goals, campaign is being planned.
boost as we continue to form a pi- the cooperative and to insure work- is to have “...farmers working to- the cooperative, in partnership with For more information about the
lot farm labor temporary employ- ing capital. Yet to require too high gether to collectively provide qual- UVM Extension, is developing a co-op and to receive a membership
ment service, but also the support an equity payment to join an idea ity solutions to the human resource database of people to work on farms. application, you can call (800) 281-
by the Legislature is an indication or concept was determined unreal- needs of our agricultural commu- This database will include an 6977.
of the importance of the VFLSC istic by the incorporators of the nity.” individual’s skills as well as refer-
concept.” VFLSC. The farm labor service concept ences and will aid in matching po-
During the past year, the incor- Support from grant funding and of developing a pool of workers and
Rethinking Advertising And Hiring Strategy Pays
Dividends For One Chittenden County Dairy Farm
by Jason Aldous, Editor ing on a farm who are bright and alphabetically, they used the strat-
motivated, just not experienced.” egy of having the ad somehow start
A lack of qualified farm labor is Mary said that they have found with an “A” such as “Afternoon
many farmers’ chief complaint. A that it is well worth the time in- Milker,” “A Career, Not Just A Job”
small pool of job applicants and high vestment to hire and train someone or “Animal . . .”
turnover can make managing hu- with little or no experience—the Mary says they also don’t adver-
man resources a thorn in any proverbial “blank slate”— because tise exclusively in Chittenden
farmer’s side. they don’t come with a lot of bad County because there they are com-
According to Mary Whitcomb habits acquired elsewhere. peting for workers with places like
of the North Williston Cattle Com- “We would rather teach them IBM and even McDonald’s that are
pany, she and partner Onan also ex- our bad habits,” Mary joked. offering more money.
perienced dismal results when seek- She said one strategy that has
ing new applicants but saw a dra- paid off well is to place ads in an
matic reversal when they made
Improving The Help
area where there has been a big lay-
some simple strategic changes in Wanted Ads off which has left a hard-working
their hiring practices. Placing good employment talented labor pool that is motivated
For Onan and Mary Whitcomb of the North Williston Cattle classifieds is the first step, according to find work.
A Change In Philosophy Company (seen here with Commissioner Leon Graves at Dairy to Mary. Whitcomb also said that a little
She said that one of the first time spent developing a creative ad
Mary said that one of the most Day) rethinking their recruitment strategies has paid off. can be helpful by showing that your
important steps is to break out of things they stopped doing was ad-
look at individuals who might not ing retired people, women with chil- vertising for help in the newspaper’s business can be a fun working en-
the rut in thinking that only expe-
otherwise be considered prime can- dren in school, students and others “On the Farm” section. She said this vironment. She said one of their ads
rienced farm workers can work on
didates for a job on the farm includ- who are willing to work but need a only yielded one or two applications once included a line, “excellent pay,
farms. She said that it is essential to
more flexible schedule than many and typically people who were not interesting people, nice cows.”
jobs allow. thinkers but were just looking for a Whitcomb concedes that it can
“Attitude is more important than higher paying position. be expensive—as much as $500 for
experience,” Whitcomb said. “There They began advertising in the a week—but says that while it
is a huge number of people out there regular employment classifieds, and
who haven’t thought about work- since the classifieds are organized (“Hiring” continued on p. 12)
Agriview is Vermont’s
Agricultural Publication of Record.
It is published semimonthly by the
‘Suiza’ (continued from page 1)
Vermont Department of Agriculture Food & Markets tition in the New England dairy in- Best Dairy in Rhode Island; and Farmers of America, Inc., and three
116 State Street, Drawer 20 dustry, while allowing a commercial New England Dairy in Connecti- individuals. The individual owners
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2901 transaction between private parties cut. Suiza closed several of the plants of National Dairy Holdings are
Telephone: (802) 828-2500 to go forward. This is constructive it acquired through these transac- former high level employees of
Fax: (802) 828-3831 antitrust policy in action.” tions, further consolidating its mar- Suiza, and Dairy Farmers of
ket share. America is the cooperative that is
Leon Graves, Commissioner Suiza in New England This settlement is not related to primarily responsible for supplying
the more recent transactions affect- Suiza with milk for processing at its
Suiza only entered the New En- ing the New England dairy indus- plants nationwide.
Editor: Jason Aldous, (802) 828-3829 gland dairy processing market four try. In April 2001, Suiza announced “Today’s settlement is an impor-
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org years ago, but has expanded its mar- its intention to purchase Dean tant step, but only a step, in the at-
Web: www.state.vt.us/agric ket share rapidly. Suiza entered the Foods, an Illinois-based company tempts to resolve competitive con-
New England market in 1997 when that is the nation’s second largest cerns over the enormously complex
Advertising and subscriptions: it purchased Garelick Farms, which dairy processor. In addition, later transactions currently underway in
Sally Worthington, (802) 828-2416 had dairy plants in Bennington, as that same month, the Dutch com- the dairy industry,” said Sorrell.
well as Massachusetts and Maine. The pany Wessanen announced that it “Needless to say, this office will
E-mail: email@example.com was selling its Crowley Foods dairy remain actively involved in review-
following year it purchased West
Yearly subscription: $10 Lynn Creamery in Massachusetts; processing facilities, located in Con- ing presently-planned and future
Printed by B.D. Press of Fairfax, Vermont Cumberland Farms’ dairy plants, cord, New Hampshire, and Albany, developments in the industry.”
with operations near Albany, NY and New York, to National Dairy Hold-
in Canton, Massachusetts; Nature’s ings, a new entity owned by Dairy
July 1, 2001 3
Large Hereford cows with Angus
Agricultural Exchange List Hereford cross calves at side.
$700 per pair. Bob Barlow,
Subscription Price: $10 per year. Springfield 885-4904. (7/15)
Classified Ads: Free to subscribers, limited to 2 ads per issue, ads will Registered Jersey yearling heifer,
run for 2 issues. Please include subscriber number with ad.
raised on small, certified organic
Display Ads: The rate for display advertising is $5 per column inch farm. New Zealand “grazing”
(a column inch is approximately 2” wide and 1” deep). A 10% discount is bloodlines. Healthy and beautiful.
available for prepaid display ads. Good home important. $1,100.
Orwell 623-6599. (7/15)
Deadline For Ads: 10 days prior to the publication date.
Jersey Bull, 1 yr old. Handsome,
Classified advertisements must be sent:
some white. Purebred, not
• By mail - (see address on page 2) registered. $500. Family history
• By e-mail - (to Sally Worthington; firstname.lastname@example.org) available. Warren
• By fax - (802) 828-3831 496-2951. (7/15)
• We do not accept classified ads over the phone.
Red Angus bull, born 9-5-2000,
$450. Red Angus cows to fresh
Only items of an agricultural nature will be listed. The only real estate
summer, $600 each. Bull calf,
which will be listed is tracts of Vermont land of five acres or more which
are being used or can be used for agricultural purposes. $300. Calais 229-4628. (7/1)
The Commissioner reserves the right to make a final decision on the
eligibility of items listed. The editor reserves the right to censor and edit Dogs
ads. The Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets
assumes no responsibility for transactions resulting through Australian cattle dog pups for sale, Round bale chopper, Kverneland John Deere 346 Baler w/Kicker.
advertising in Agriview. Advertisers are cautioned that it is against also known as blue heelers. Both model UN7860. Requires 60 Make Offer. Everett Hansen ,
the law to misrepresent any product or service offered in a parents on premises. $250 each. hp. tractor with 3 point hitch. Poultney 265-2044. (7/1)
public notice or an advertisement carried in any publication Call Colchester 655-2862. (7/15) Will chop 5 ft diameter
delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. round bales, wet, dry or Farmall Tractor Model 100 with
Border Collie puppies: born June 5 single-point fast hitch, single-
on sheep farm. Both parents frozen. Will also chop large
bottom plow, disc harrow, side-
Bees Birds registered purebred with excep- square bales and small square
mount sickle mower, carrier
tional temperaments and strong bales. Can discharge into a
feed bunk or in a windrow or platform, and chains. Clean
Nuclei w/ 3 frames sealed brood Old English birds, $5 each. Calais working instincts. Some short- and ready to work: $3500.
haired, some long. Beautiful can blow chopped hay or
and +/-3# young bees from 229-4628. (7/1) Westminster NH (603)
markings. Available August 1 – straw as much as 30 ft. Ideal
my Connecticut River Valley 756-9056. (7/1)
Bantam Araucana’s Rumpless, $12 come visit early and pick yours for processing round bales for
over-wintered colonies, w/ inclusion in TMR or for
a pair. One (1) Muscovie out! $250. New Acadia Farm, Chicken plucker $50, Ferguson 2-
2001 mite-resistant Russian
Drake, $10. One (1) pair Tunbridge 889-3246. (7/15) blowing chopped hay or straw bottom plows $75, 5x8 utility
queen: $65. Credit cards
White China Weeder Geese, into free stalls for bedding. trailer $75, 3pth New Idea
accepted. Email Can also be used for chop-
$30. Baby Cockatiels, $45 fertilizer spreader w/ twin
email@example.com or (603)
each. Vernon 257-7357. (7/1)
Employment ping materials for the
756-9056. Charles Andros, spinners exc. condition $200,
compost pile or for mulching wanted: reasonably priced 3pth
former NH/VT Apiary Working Orchard Manager: for 30
Cattle excavation sites. Excellent pto driven logging winch,
Inspector, WESTMINSTER. acres of apples. Old seedlings and condition. $5000. Smuggler’s
(7/15) Brookfield 276-3385 e-mail
dwarfs. Solely pick-your-own Hill Farm. Derby Line
Two Reg. Yrlg. Bulls ready to run firstname.lastname@example.org
business. Broad responsibilities. 895-2980. (7/1)
Fresh-Frozen BEST Basswood with the heifers. Tall and fancy, (7/1)
Honey: .5 lb.@$3, 1.5 Competitive salary plus house.
sired by LeDuc, Dam Ex. 90 Chester NJ (908) 879-8823. (7/1) Utility trailer, enclosed, all Restorables: 1933 Farm-All, F-12;
lb.@$6, 3 lb.@$9, 60 high components over 26,000 aluminum (never rust) 1940’s Massy Harris -101 Jr.;
lb.@$100. Fresh-Frozen Bee milk. Third Dam the Famous 4’x4’x8', $ 650.00 OBO
Pollen: 3.5 oz @$5, 11 Emu 1940’s John Deere-B with
Sweet cow from Maine. Shaftsbury 442-4354 or email: blade; 1964 Oliver 600/
oz.@$12, 22 oz.@$22. Morrisville 888-7686. (7/1)
Emu chicks, strong, healthy, comical, email@example.com (7/1) DB990; 1967 Chevy pickup.
Beebread (50:50 Pollen-
Heifers for sale: 6 month old polka dots and stripes, $35 and up Call Orwell 948-2132 or
Honey): 7 oz.@$8.14
oz.@$15. Propolis 2 oz. Ayrshire and 6 month old depending on age. Not suscep- 948-2536. (7/1)
tincture@$12. Mail orders/ Jersey/Holstein cross. Tony tible to BSE or Foot and Mouth.
credit card orders accepted. Brown, Randolph Center Visit our farm to learn about this
WESTMINSTER, 728-5068. (7/1) growing agri-business! Member
firstname.lastname@example.org or of Vermont Prime Emu Produc-
One (1) Holstein breeding bull,
(603) 756-9056. (7/15) ers, Inc. Emus of Vermont,
A.I. bred, weighs 1200 lbs.
Northfield 485-7667. (7/1)
Bee Equipment: Deep-seepers $750. Sudbury 623-7532.
with frames, $10 each. (7/1)
Medium seepers & frames, $6
Wanted: young experienced dairy
each. Some of these new plus farmer looking for 35-40 dairy
related equipment. Electric Ford 8N tractor, good tires, runs well.
cows on a milk consignment $2000. Dummerston 254-6868.
wax inbedder, $50. West ASAP. Price negotiable and
Danville 563-2025. (7/15) (7/1)
barn is ready for them.
Cambridge NY (518) Tractor,1953 Ford Jubilee one
677-5405. (7/1) owner,450 hrs Has pwr-take
Advertising In off, cord wood saw assy,14T J.D.
Herd dispersal sale: 12 (twelve)
Agriview Gets registered Charolais cows, 8
baler, disc harrow, rake, sickle bar,
snowplow, stone sled single
Results! (eight) Charolais yearlings of bottom plow, scoop, sub-soiler,
breedable age by fall. A young, etc, etc. To settle estate. Package
healthy herd, $20,000 for all deal . Putney 387-4805 let it ring
Call Today For 20. Also 1 (one) 2-yr. old 5 times to leave message. (7/1)
Details purebred Black Angus bull,
(802) 828-2416 $1000; 1 (one) 2-yr. old Tractor tire: 12.4" X 24", good tread,
Charolais bull, $1000. St mounted on rim and loaded, $45.
E-mail: Albans, call 524-3404 or visit Randolph 728-5251. (7/1)
email@example.com www.cattledealer.com (7/15)
4 July 1, 2001
Oliver tractor 1600 with side
mount mower, good rubber
and good shape, $5,000.
Vergennes 759-2176. (7/1)
’72 GMC 5500 4-2 speed V8, 16
ft metal hoist body, inspected
10/01. $2,500. Vergennes
35 horsepower Kiotu 4X4 diesel
tractor with Curtis weather
enclosure, bucket loader, ag
tires and 6 ft bush hog mower.
Tractor and mower are new,
unused with 2-year warranty.
One unit only, $17,500
Round hay feeders, $175. 1987 4X4 F250 diesel pickup, Rotophase converter (230) single Allis Chalmers C with belly
2-bottom plows, $250. Model excellent condition, rust free phase to (230) three phase. mount mower and plows,
#1754 farm truck, 18 ft, Oregon truck with a bad Will start a 20 HP motor and $1,500. Allis Chalmers WD 45 1987 4X4 F250 diesel pickup,
excellent condition, $9,500. motor. Best offer. Greensboro run 80 HP (in system). Also – 3 Pt included, $2,000. excellent condition, rust free
Grimm 16 ft tedder, $950. 533-2387. (7/1) one (1) 400 amp main, one (1) Farmall H, $1,000. Claremont Oregon truck with a bad motor.
Grimm 7 ft reel type, gr. 200 amp box, three (3) 100 NH (603) 542-2248. (7/1) Best offer. Greensboro
Driven, $550. Pittsford Knight 350 bushel manure amp boxes, shop manual. 533-2387. (7/1)
spreader, $800 OBO. Zook $1,600 Mine Mountain Farm, Surge 2" pipeline, 60 cow, extra
2300 gallon liquid manure Guilford 254-5561. (7/1) line to 80. 5/8" inlets, 30 stall 2000 Delta Delux H/D700 series
New Idea 5212 disc mower, 12-ft. spreader, $800 OBO. Lilliston cocks, 4 Surge barrel claws, 2" gooseneck trailer. Top of the
cut, excellent condition. cultivator, 4-row, $500 OBO. New Hardy diesel 4X4 tractor, wall mount receiver. Recondi- line, custom paint and design.
$8,000. White 6-row air corn Essex Jct 879-5239 after 6 PM. 26.5 HP, 3,000 lbs, tioned 5 HP Surge direct drive Will hold eight (8) horses or
planter, $800. Milton (7/1) powersteering, $10,740 with vacuum pump. Electrobrain 2 four (4) with dressing area. Very
893-2514. (7/1) loader, $8,340 without. Also pipeline washer, $5,000. 600 sharp – going to aluminum.
Ford 4000, 52 HP diesel tractor, 1998 sitrex 6' knife mower, gallon DeLaval bulk tank, 3 $8,750. Danby 293-5837.
Two (2) hay rakes, N.I. and A.C. low hours, excellent heavy duty with new section, $1,500 as is, year old 5 HP condensing unit,
Good condition. $450 each. loader, 3 PTH, PTO, power (7/15)
bargain. Mine Mountain Farm, R409A. Bou-Matic free
Lowell 744-2045. (7/1) assist steering, front tires good, Guilford 254-5561. (7/1) Five (5) ton grain bin, make offer.
heater, plate cooler, $2,500.
rear tires fair w/chains, very Cornell gutter cleaner unit, Buyer takes it down. Panton
J D 4-bar rake, new teeth, $450 1973 ¾ Jeep truck, excellent
good overall condition, runs 759-2048. (7/1)
OBO. Heston 1070 mower wooden body, 4-speed trans, 225 feet of 5/8" chain with
great, $6,800 OBO. Farmall A
conditioner, new sections, winch. Great farm or woods 13" paddles. 10 foot chute and Ford 401 diesel engine, rebuilt,
tractor, very good condition,
good rolls, $700 OBO. truck. Asking $2,000. Can be drive unit, $1,000. Empire runs great. Fits 1965 9000
excellent tires, wheel weights, Wind Tunnel ventilation
International baler model 46, seen at School St Garage in through to TW series. $3,000
$1,400 OBO. Fisher Fluffer
good condition, $550 OBO. Randolph. Kevin Hall system, one 36" variable speed OBO. Call Joel in Middlebury
Tedder, mint condition, just
Walpole NH (603) 756-4566. 728-9850. (7/1) fan, two 48" fans, all with 388-7776. (7/15)
like new, 8 ½ ft width, PTO louvers, 3 inlets, digital
drive, $650. Open top 45' 24 ft hay elevator, needs some Three (3) wooden kicker wagons,
controller with thermostats,
Zero bulk tank, 1200 gallon with trailer, excellent for storage, just repair but can be used as is. pressure treated lumber w/ steel
$2,800. Delivery available.
Copeland compressor & add roof, $400. Bliss Farm, $200 OBO. Lunenburg reinforcement. $1,000 each or
Whiting 623-6220, phone or
Mueller free heater, $4,900 Chester 875-2031 evenings. 892-5900. (7/1) fax. (7/1) all for $2,400. Brookfield
OBO. Cambridge 644-2732. (7/1) 276-3966. (7/15)
(7/1) 1986 Isuzu long-bed truck, stake 1961 John Deere 14T baler with
Six passenger horse-drawn platform body with dump. Two (2) semen tanks, one older,
motor, $750. Ford 3-point 501
Delaval pipeline, 6 units, stainless wagonette with shaft and pole, $3,500 OBO. Fanex tedder, one newer, both good. $100
mower, $450. Rutland
pipeline for 96 cows, washers $2,900. Also a two wheel road excellent shape, $1,200. and $250. Brookfield
& Dayton vacuum pump, or show cart, $1,350. East Morrisville 888-4076. (7/1) 276-3966. (7/15)
$3,900 OBO. Cambridge Charleston 723-4831 after 3PTL Baleage wrapper used 1
644-2732. (7/1) 6 PM. (7/1) Fergusson/New Idea (Agco) 6' season. Always under cover. New, never used, heavy steel 500
rotary mower, 2 years/ 30 $6500 firm. Call Orwell gallon oil tank. Has been stored
hours old. Good condition. 948-2132 or 948-2536. (7/1) inside. Will deliver (no charge).
$600 OBO. East Dorset $550. Quechee 295-5372.
362-4136. (7/1) 16 foot silage conveyor $800; (7/15)
Ghel Forage Wagon $500; 14
Hay wagon/Feeder: approxi- foot Richardson dump wagon 7 ft rear scraper blade by “Tufline”.
mately 100 years old, wood $900; Case Int.4-row cultivator 3-pt hitch, used very little.
with iron hardware, no wheels $2000; Ghel 600 chopper New $795, will take $600
or axle, 6' X 16' stored indoors $500; Ghel 2-row corn head OBO. Reason for selling: we
until now. No reasonable offer $500; Ghel 5 foot hay head have a box scraper. Quechee
refused. Must see. Also, $500. West Rutland 438-5036. 295-5372. (7/15)
manual logsplitter with built-in (7/15)
wedge, holds your log while Power take-off and belt pulley to
you hit with sledge hammer, NH 258 9 ft side delivery hay fit 310 Case Crawler, $500
$25. Cabot 563-3063. (7/1) rake, very good condition. OBO. Antique horse-drawn
$1,500. Wilmot NH (603) road grader, $1,500. Lincoln
Ford Ferguson T020 tractor: new 768-5500. (7/15) 453-3328. (7/15)
four overhead valves continen-
tal motor, all new transmission, Land plows for Farmall cub, $150; New Holland hay conditioner,
two new rims, tires and tubes wheel harrows for cub, $200; paper ensilage cutter, $100 each.
in front: size 6.50X16 6-ply. 12 two (2) mowers for Farmall A, Also large air conditioner, $250
volt electrical system, head- $150; two (2) land plows for OBO. Tinmouth 446-2434.
lights and warning lights in Farmall A, $150; parts for (7/15)
back. Two new tires 11.2=28, Farmall cub; Farmall H to
NH 790 chopper, like new. Call
4-ply, calcium filled rear. Also repair or parts, $900. N
West Charleston 895-4039 after
attached Ford Rotary mower Ferrisburg 425-3296 before 8 PM. (7/15)
for mowing hayfields and 7 PM. (7/15)
brush. $8,000 OBO. Sudbury
MA (978) 443-2240. (7/1)
July 1, 2001 5
International 1086 tractor, full cab, house with 2-car garage.
Rubber Mats axle duals, new T.A., great
condition, $14,000. Gehl
Contact Steve Weber ,
Farms, Stables, Etc. dump wagon, good working 443-5485. (7/15)
condition, $1500. John Deere
Affordable/ 3950 chopper, 5 ½’ pickup, hay Feed
head, good condition, $5000.
All Rubber Shoreham 897-5913. (7/15) Mulch hay for sale, $.75 per bale.
Warranty — Delivery Smokey House Center,
Farm Property / Danby 293-5121. Ask for
L.W. Austin Farmland Roxanne. (7/1)
(802) 744-6513 Hay: 1st and 2nd cut grass/legume
Farm for sale: 24 acres, circa 1798,
mix. 2000 bales construction
5/3 bath, 16 room home, fully
New Holland 717 Super Chopper mulch. Certified organic hay,
renovated, also a one bedroom/
grass head – working condi- 2001 crop, limited supply
one bath guest house, 5 car
tion, $400 OBO. Burton available, please call ahead.
garage, (3) beautiful spacious
Hinton, Crestmont Farm, Delivery available. Popoma
barns for whatever, (16) stall
Island Pond 723-4874. (7/15) Farm, Whiting 623-6220.
(boxed) horse stable, indoor
Vacuum pump, 5 HP zero horse riding arena, pond, views,
massport with oil retainer in lots more. $ 595,000. Hay: horse and mulch, $1.00 per
very good condition, $650. Shaftsbury 442-4354 or bale. Call Walden Farm, East
Also tractor Farmall H in good www.kimberlyfarms.net (7/1) Hardwick 533-7095 or
condition, good paint, $1500 533-2304. (7/15)
Farm property wanted: 100 or
OBO. Whiting 462-3140. more acres, house and barn or Free round bales, mulch quality.
(7/15) only barn. Prefer Addison area We’ll load your truck or Nigerian Miniature Dairy Goats: Nigerian Miniature Dairy Goats:
Lilliston 2-row rolling tine but will consider other areas. trailer. Call first: East Old Mountain Farm: many fine Old Mountain Farm has
cultivator, used twice, 3 yrs Call Laura in Colchester 879- Hardwick 533-7095 or animals available. Bottlefed available: Bottlefed Kids, Adults.
old, $1950. Kansten forage 3715 (leave message). (7/1) 533-2304. (7/15) kids, adults. Blue, brown eyed, Blue and brown eyed. Healthy,
wagon, 14' low side box, great Pasture and Farmland for lease in healthy, milking herd. HES; milking herd. Many HES
Hay, square bales, early cut,
shape, $1375. JD #35 single- many “Excellents”. Great scored “Excellents”. Great
Tunbridge: Now through $1.50/bale. Wrapped round
row forage harvester, well- October 15 – all or part of bales, $20/bale. Mulch bales, bloodlines, from National and bloodlines, from National and
maintained, $500. Cima air 30-50 acres grazing pasture and MCH animals. Show quality. MCH Animals. Wonderful pets!
$1.00/bale. North Troy
mist crop sprayer, used twice, Wonderful pets! 21 years We’ve 21 yrs. experience. Love
hay fields. More land and 988-4384. (7/15)
$2850. 1982 International amenities negotiable. You experience. Love helping folks helping folks start right. http://
truck, 5X2 diesel, air brakes maintain fences, outbuilding tr ih.
satrgt http:// www.oldmountainfarm.com/
with 22' box, roll-up door, General www.oldmountainfarm.com/ Call (207) 361-2126 or email
and handle your animals.
$4000. 1986 Mitsubishi diesel Call Cape Neddick ME (207) firstname.lastname@example.org (7/15)
Would be willing to share a Apple cord wood, $75 per cord.
with flat bed body, $3000. 42 farm-helper to do fencing, 361-2126 or email
Dummerston 254-6868. (7/1) email@example.com (7/1) Ready-to-go baby Pygmy goats, 8
ft storage trailer with roll-up mowing/ animal husbandry, etc.
door, $3000. 48 ft storage wks old and up. Vet-checked,
All offers will be considered. Insulated dog house, $25. Cashmere goat dispersal because dehorned and shots, $60 each
trailer with side door and Long term arrangement would Randolph 728-5251. (7/1) sheep flock expanding. or 2 for $100. Males and
swing rear doors, can be made be ideal. Tunbridge 889-3246. Doelings, dry does that kidded
2" birch boards, 8' and 10' females. West Pawlet 645-0839.
road-ready, $4000. Bridgewater (7/15)
lengths, 2X5 to 2X10’s, best twice in 2000 and are exposed (7/15)
Corners 672-3790 after 6 PM. to buck, several does with April
(7/15) Horse facility / farm for lease: offer; 1,630 board feet
available. Must sell. Silo kids at side. Nice meat carcasses Horses
Vacation Guest Farm is seeking
Heston 1091 mower conditioner, a knowledgeable competent hoops, $10 each. Large turn from the kids. Adults produce
always under cover, extra and enthusiastic equestrian to buckles, $20-$30 each. Steel excellent fiber. All descended Registered Morgan stallion, 9 years
sections, excellent condition, utilize the abundant resources cable, 5/8", 60 cents per foot, from Australian imports. Prices old, liver chestnut, good
$2500 OBO. Massey Ferguson lots of uses, great for barn vary, discount for quantity
at our farm, originally a riding disposition, loves to trail ride,
124 square baler with kicker, school. Market potential is renovations, straightening, etc. purchase. Delivery negotiable. has driven some, has a lot of
recently reconditioned, good for lessons, trail rides, Leftovers from straightening Mary Pratt, Elihu Farm, heart, 15.2 hands, $3,500. Also,
excellent condition, $2500 my barn. Must sell. Vermont Washington County NY, 45
breeding and showing, clinics 3 year old black Morgan-
OBO. Massey Ferguson side and summer camps. Currently rocks for barn foundations, min from Bennington/ Percheron filly, 15.2 hands, has
rake – pull type, good condi- operating on the property is a landscaping and walkways, Manchester. (518) 753-7838. been driving double (some);
tion, $650 OBO. North Troy $60 to $100 per ton. Pictures firstname.lastname@example.org. (7/1) good disposition and willing to
Vacation Guest House and
988-4384. (7/15) small children’s summer camp. available. For more info call learn, just started riding her,
Lease would range from $1500- Cabot 563-3063. (7/1) Black Pygmy goats for sale: two (2) ready to go, big boned, will be
6-stall flat parlor, one (1) side- does, $100 each; one (1) Reg.
Surge 2" receiver, dual $3000 a month depending on good size, $2,800. Morgan-
CHICKEN FOR SUPPER: I buck, $250; two (2) wethers,
pulsation, automatic detachers, terms. No year-round housing raise meat birds on pasture: no Percheron buckskin weanling
is currently available, willing to $85 each; one (1) wether filly, really friendly, loves people,
Surge plate cooler, excellent chemicals or antibiotics, just Nigerian Dwarf, $85. Westfield
condition. $13,000. consider options. Make us an will be big, $1,800. Cal Jan in
fresh air, water and grass! Taste 744-2076. (7/15)
Shoreham 897-5913. (7/15) offer. Tunbridge 889-3246. White River Jct 296-7718 and
how delicious chicken can be.
(7/15) Sold vacuum packaged and let it ring. (7/1)
1988 Hino FD diesel truck: 20'
aluminum van body; heavy Weybridge Farm For Rent: ready for your freezer. Call
duty hydraulic lift gate; 6- Recently renovated Barn with Eric at in Cabot 563-2558.
speed transmission; good 78 comfort stalls; well- (7/15)
mileage; 220,000 miles – runs maintained milk pipeline
good; rugged, yet east to drive. system; excellent ventilation Goats
Does not require CDL license; system and lighting. Manure
starts excellent in winter; all lagoon; two (2) silos with Nigerian Dwarf Yearling doe,
good tires; very little body rust. unloaders (20x50 and 20x60); ready to breed, friendly, black
Sale of business forces sale. two (2) machinery buildings, 1 with white points. Vaccinated,
Excellent medium-duty has been used to keep cows. purebred, no papers, no horns.
delivery truck for small (TMR mixer, feed cart, and $150. Castleton 273-3642.
business that can not afford elevators can be purchased from (7/15)
new. East Montpelier current lessee) 120+ tillable
acres, 40 acres pasture, addi- Beautiful purebred registered
229-4778 evenings, or French Alpine Doe; 3 years
leave message. (7/15) tional adjacent acreage is
available. Nice 3 bedroom old, in milk! $125 Call (802)
6 July 1, 2001
Several ½ Thoroughbred wean- 5' X 14' wood-fired w/welded Wanted: for Massey Harris Pony Wanted: young experienced dairy Wanted: 10 +/- laying hens in
lings, yearlings and two yr olds flue pan, $3,600; 4' X 14' or Pacer, sidecover for battery farmer looking for 35-40 dairy good health, not too old, for
by Belgian, QH, and wood-fired, raised flue, $4,000; compartment (might fit over cows on a milk consignment daughters first flock. Chelsea
Connemara mares. $2,500 - 5' X 14' oil-fired, welded pans, steering post to gas tank); also ASAP. Price negotiable and 685-7726. (7/1)
$6,000. Barnet 633-4149. pre-heater hood, $10,500; 5' front tires 400.15. Hinsdale barn is ready for them. Cam-
(7/15) X 14' oil-fired, Grimm SS NH (603) 256-3202. (7/1) bridge NY (518) 677-5405. Wanted: 3-point hitch Disc
pans, soldered, $2,800. Leader (7/1) Harrow for 35 HP tractor.
Wanted: old horse drawn road Lincoln 453-3328. (7/15)
Sheep pre-heater w/alum hood, 3' X
grader in good condition. Farm property wanted: 100 or
6', $500. Tanks: 325 gal pick- Wanted: Ten (10) replacement
up tank, $150; 275 gal galv Bristol 453-2012. (7/1) more acres, house and barn or
Two (2) Karakul ewes, both only barn. Prefer Addison area heifers, one (1) gentle, bred milk
registered, one (1) gray, one(1) tank, $125. Vacuum pumps: Wanted: large boiler 300,000 plus cow, one (1) gelding alpaca,
but will consider other areas.
gold. 4 yrs. old. What offers? DeLaval VP76, 2 HP, $250; BTU. Would consider used twelve (12) laying hens, one (1)
Call Laura in Colchester 879-
Paid $200 each. Warren Universal 3 HP, $400. Char- outdoor wood boiler or coal or piglet, one (1) donkey or
lotte 425-7900 weekdays, 425- 3715 (leave message). (7/1)
496-2951. (7/15) oil boiler that I could convert miniature horse, twelve (12)
3369 evenings & week-ends. to wood. Also need large Wanted: reasonably priced 3pth lambs. Tunbridge 889-3246.
Rams for sale: two (2) Columbia- (7/1) ventilation fans and several heat pto driven logging winch, (7/15)
cross 2 yr old rams and one (1) exchangers. Greensboro Brookfield 276-3385 e-mail
Black Dorset-Suffolk cross Sugaring equipment: Sap Brother Grimm tedder belt-driven wanted
1000 RO, $3800. 10 inch 533-2387. (7/1) email@example.com
yearling ram. All are triplets. (7/1) for parts. N Ferrisburg
$100 each. Black Sheep Farm, filter press, $1100. 2 X 4 gas- 425-3296. (7/15)
Barnet 633-4149. (7/15) fired finishing pan with extras,
$1025. All equipment is in
good to excellent working
condition. Reasonable offers
NCFN Offers Way To Help You
Sap buckets – 200 plus with
covers and spouts, excellent
229-5108. (7/15) Clean Up Your Back Yard And
condition and priced to sell.
Woodstock 457-1030 days;
457-2627 nights. (7/1)
Used brush-hog wanted: 5' or 6',
Help Out A Good Cause Too
Two (2) Tanaka tappers, both in any model or condition. by Ariel McCarthy, Women’s ity trailer; small animal cages; fenc- quality livestock, and they “pass on
very good condition, $150 Pittsford 483-2870. (7/1) ing; milking or trimming stands; the gift” by donating offspring to
each OBO. One (1) Shindawa Agricultural Network
Wanted: a workable horse-drawn shearing equipment; milk/ other members. We have received
2-cycle 1 ½ sap pump, good
mowing machine. Randolph The North Country Farming cheeseroom equipment such as support for our programs from Heifer
condition, $125 OBO. East
728-5251. (7/1) Network (NCFN) is ready to help stainless steel buckets, sinks, or Project International, and the
Dorset 362-4136. (7/1) counters; hand tools with or with- Women’s Agricultural Network.
Metal chicken nests and fees, you tidy up your farm and backyard.
Evaporators: 3' X 13' Intense-o- You can clear out your clutter and out handles; or any other miscella- There is much more that we can do
fire w/ Waterloo pans, $6,500; cages, wanted. Also spring neous small or large tools, supplies with the support of the greater Ver-
tight fencing. Calais 229-4628. make a donation to a good cause at
the same time, by donating farming or equipment. Larger items such as mont community. While our prior-
(7/1) hay elevators are also welcome. Items ity is to assist limited-resource farm-
and gardening equipment that you
aren’t using to the NCFN. that need some TLC are welcome, ers, membership in the NCFN is
and your donation may be tax- open to all, including agencies and
LAMB TRUCK SALE If you have any of the following
available to donate, we will make
deductable. other groups who support our work.
sure it gets shared with NCFN The NCFN is a network of 50 Let us help you find a good home
The first (of two) truck sales will be Wed., July 18. farmers and families in Northern for equipment that you are not us-
members who will put it to good
Times and locations will be announced use: Beekeeping equipment; poul- Vermont who are working together ing. To find out more about the
try raising equipment such as feed- to increase their income, nutrition, NCFN, or to let us know what do-
Cost will be $8 per animal for VSBA members and $12 and quality of life through farming nations you may have available, call
per animal for non-members. Confirmation of places transport cages or processing equip- and sharing equipment, tools, and Lorraine at (802) 888-3572 or Kym
on the truck by pre-payment only. training/education. Eligible mem- at (802) 644-8024. Free pickup of
ment such as a plucker/scalder; util-
bers may also receive gifts of high- your donations can be arranged.
Rutland County Will Play Host
Telephone # ________________________________ To Maplerama 2001 July 26-28
# of Lambs __________ RUTLAND—Rutland County visit their Website:
maple producers will host Vermont www.vermontcrossroads.com.
# of Sheep (Cull ewes rams) __________ Maplerama 2001 from July 26-28. Tours will center around Rutland
Maplerama annually brings more County and include visits to both
than 300 producers from several large-scale and family-run sugaring
# of Kids __________ states and Canadian provinces to Ver- operations, a sugaring equipment
mont for tours, industry updates, and manufacturer, the New England
# of Goats__________ a chance to discuss issues with other Maple Museum, and historic sites and
sugarmakers and industry experts. other local attractions. In addition, an
Checks should be made payable to “VLPB” and sent Headquarters for this year’s International Maple Syrup Contest
Maplerama will be the Holiday Inn will be held with prizes awarded for
to: Rebecca Beguin, Nash Road, Johnson Hill, on Rt. 7, just south of the city of
Maple News the top entries in each class. Syrup
Royalton, VT 05068. Questions can be e-mailed to: Rutland. The cost is $60 ($70 after entries receiving an “excellent” award
June 30), which covers the Thurs- Complete Vermont Maplerama will be served at the Saturday morn-
day evening welcome social and 2001 registration information (in- ing breakfast.
trade show, all tours, Friday lunch, cluding the registration form) is Vermont Maplerama 2001 is
and the Saturday chicken barbecue available on the UVM Extension sponsored by the Rutland County
at the Vermont State Fair Rutland Maple website at www.uvm.edu/ Maple Producers Association in co-
Fairgrounds. ~uvmaple/ or by calling (802) 888- operation with University of Vermont
The one-day fee for anyone un- 4972. (UVM) Extension; the Vermont
able to attend the entire conference Producers need to make their Maple Sugar Makers Association; the
is $40 ($50 after June 30). An addi- own reservations for lodging. For Vermont Department of Agriculture,
tional fee will be charged to all par- information on where to stay, con- Food and Markets; and the Vermont
ticipants for the Friday night buffet. tact the Rutland Region Chamber Department of Forests, Parks, and
Tickets are $22. Breakfast is $8 daily. of Commerce, (800) 756-8880 or Recreation.
July 1, 2001 7
M ARKET R DIRECTORY
HAY & FORAGE EPORT
Northampton Co-Operative Auction Association, Inc. — June 26, 2001
June 26, 2001
Total Animals: 543 Consignors: 114 Buyers: 80
Prices paid per dozen for VT Grade A Calves Low High Cows Low High Shoats Low High
brown eggs delivered to retail stores.
45-60 lbs. 45.00 65.00 Canners 26.75 44.00 121.00 139.00
Burlington: Jumbo, $1.50; X-Large, 61-75 lbs. 60.00 65.00 Cutters 44.50 51.00
$1.10; Large, $1.00; Medium, $0.79 Feeder Pigs Low High
76-90 lbs. 53.00 87.50 Utility 52.25 55.00
(each) 45.00 64.00
91-105 lbs. 75.00 87.50
Rutland: Jumbo, $1.48; X-Large, Hogs Low High
106 lbs & up 60.00 75.00 Lambs Low High
$1.17; Large, $1.04; Medium, $0.87
Under 200 lbs. 49.00 75.00
Egg market is steady, supply and Farm 90.00 215.00 70.00 120.00
200-260 lbs. 35.50 50.00
demand are good. Calves Over 260 lbs. 43.50 44.00 Sheep Low High
Started 125.00 165.00 Sows Low High 17.00 54.00
Under 350 lbs. N/A Goats Low High
Feeder 45.00 92.00 350-500 lbs. 37.00 38.00
Calves Over 500 lbs. 36.00 40.50 31.00 133.00
Rabbits: $1.50-$2.80 each
Heifers 53.50 62.00 Boars Low High
Hay: $1.00-$6.50 per bale
Veal 80.00 95.00 Under 350 lbs. 29.00
Bulls 48.00 56.00 Over 350 lbs. N/A
Note: All prices are per hundreweight unless otherwise indicated.
Cambridge, NY — June 26, 2001
CALENDAR 225 Cattle — 350 Calves
July July 13-15 Washington County July 28-29 Windsor County Slaughter Cows
Fair And Field Days, East Agricultural Fair, Barlow’s Percent lean Weight Bulk
July 6 Selecting Dairy Ewes Montpelier, Parker’s Field. Field on Eureka Rd., Spring- Breakers 75-80% lean over 1400 lbs. 51.00-56.50
For Milkability, Friday 10:30 Petting zoo, cattle judging, 4-H field. 4-H open horse shows, Boners 80-85% lean over 1200 lbs. 48.00-58.50
a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bonneview and gymkhana horse shows, petting zoo, live entertainment, Lean (Hi-Yield) 85-88% lean over 1200 lbs. 44.00-53.50*
Farm, Craftsbury. For specific rides, 4-H shows and exhibits, pony and ox pulling, 4-H Lean 88-90% lean over 1000 lbs. 41.50-54.50**
seminar topic details, contact live entertainment, pony and sheep show, Ilama and alpaca Lean (Light Wt.) 85-90% lean 750-1000 lbs. 32.00-44.00
Carol Delaney 656-0915 or e- ox pulling, bingo, quilts and show, 4-H dairy and steer show,
mail Carol.Delaney@uvm.edu. crafts. Contact: Brett Parker antique tractor pulling, *Low Dressing 32.00-41.00
Tel: (802) 229-4851. snowmobile grass races, **Low Dressing 26.00-40.50
July 7 -10 National Ayrshire exhibits and demonstrations.
Convention Burlington,VT July 18-21 ConnecticutValley Contact Ken Bishop (802) Slaughter Bulls
Farm tours, Barbeque, Annual Fair, Bradford. 4x4 truck and 885-2075. Yield Grade 1 & 2 995-1835 lbs. 50.00-67.00
Banquet: Contact Linwood antique tractor pulling, horse,
Huntington, (802) 866-5438. pony and ox pulling, petting July 28 Vermont Llama and Calves—vealers
zoo, stage entertainment, Alpaca Festival. Springfield, Good & Choice 90-110 lbs. 50.00-72.00
July 8 Vermont Bird Fanciers midway, cattle shows, exhibits. VT. Held in conjunction with 80-90 lbs. 60.00-72.50
Club Sale/Swap/Club Contact Robert Nutting Windsor County Agricultural 70-80 lbs. 51.00-73.00
Meeting 12:00-3:00 p.m., Tel: (802) 222-5750. Fair. Displays, demonstrations 60-70 lbs. 40.00-65.00
Bushey Residence, 16 Moun- and more. Contact Eric Returned to Farm
tain Street, Bristol. From red July 21 4-H Multi-County Lorentzon (802) 436-3136.
light take Rt. 17 East. From Holstein Bulls 90-125 lbs. 78.00-180.00
Dairy Show (a qualifying 80-90 lbs. 78.00-142.50
light take first right-hand turn show for the State 4-H Dairy July 28 Pownal Valley Fair Rte. 70-80 lbs. 80.00-90.00
on to Mountain St. The Bushey Show) UVM Farm, Spear 346, Pownal, at the Pownal Fire
residence is on left-hand side Street, South Burlington, VT; Dept. Kids fun fair. Exhibit hall Holstein Heifers 64-118 lbs. 74.00-517.50
of street. 11 am; Registration: Must be a featuring produce, crafts, quilts, Beef-Type Bulls 68-99 lbs. 170.00-210.00
4-H member with approval flowers, honey, maple syrup and
July 10 National Ayrshire Sale forms for animals, no fee, herbs, antique tractor pull, Beef-Type Heifers 77-86 lbs. 210.00-220.00
UVM. Dairy Barn Will be register by July 10 Martha bingo, petting farm animals, fire
selling 48 top quality Ayrshires Thanks to: Darryl Kuehne, Vermont Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Edwards-Manning, UVM works and music. Contact:
from United States and Extension, (802) 524-6501, ext. James Winchester P.O. Box 353
Canada. Contact Cindy 219 or (800) 639-2130 Pownal, VT 05261. August 3-5 Franklin County November
Crawford (802) 623-6934. Field Days, Airport Road,
July 27-29 Lamoille County August Highgate. Agricultural display November 3 Vermont Sheep
July 12 The Northeast Sheep & Field Days Route 100C, and cattle shows, crafts, games, Breeders Association
Goat Genetics Alliance is Johnson Arts & crafts, produce rides, music, tractor and horse “Sheeposium” Vermont
hosting a small ruminant health August 19 Vermont Bird
and agricultural exhibits, horse, pulling, antique tractor pull, Technical College, Randolph
and production symposium in Fanciers Club Sale/Swap/
pony & ox pulling, lumberjack Club Meeting 12:00-3:00 draft horse show, ox pulling. VT 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sat.
the Massachusetts Building at roundup, talent show, bingo, Contact Jacques Parent (802) For information, contact: Jamie
the Big E fairgrounds in West p.m., St. Albans at Dunkin’
4-H exhibits, draft horse show, 868-2514 Cherington (802) 223-9971.
Springfield, Massachusetts. Donuts store. From I-89
open horse show, gymkhana, North, take Exit 20. At the end
Advance registration is $5.00; midway, live entertainment.
registration at the door is of the ramp, go left. Go left September
Premier post and beam maple again at the light, go straight
$10.00. Registration includes center. Pedal pull qualifier for Sept. 29-30 Vermont Sheep and For More Fair & Field Day
lunch. For more information through 2 sets of lights.
Vermont pedal pull champion- Dunkin’ Donuts is on the
Wool Festival Snow Shed Listings, Visit The
or to register, contact: Jean ship. Contact Dave Smith (802) Base Lodge, Killington VT 10 Department’s website at
Walsh, (315) 858-6042; e-mail: right-hand side of Rt. 7
635-7113. a.m. -5 p.m. Sat; 10 a.m. - 4
firstname.lastname@example.org. p.m. Sun. For information,
contact: Kat Smith (802)
8 July 1, 2001
HAY & FORAGE DIRECTORY
HAY & FORAGE Orwell – Certified organic hay, South Ryegate – 4' X 4" FRANKLIN COUNTY Johnson – Wrapped round bales,
DIRECTORY 4X5 bales, 1st cut, no rain. wrapped round bales (170) $25 each. Ten (10) or more,
(Updated 6/20/01) $20.00 per bale. 948-2555 or excellent quality hay. $25 each. Fairfield – Hay – excellent $20 each. Also square bales,
email@example.com 429-2440. quality wrapped round bales, $2.00 each. Call Denis
June cut. Moving, must sell. 635-2172.
ADDISON COUNTY Orwell – Hay for sale: 4 X 4 Walden – Certified organic 1st cut
round bales, 350 available, 1st square bales excellent quality, $12 each or $10 for quantities Morrisville - Keith Farm - Corn
and 2nd cut. Located on Fisher $2.00/ bale. Mulch, $1/ bale. of 100 bales or more. Take all silage, haylage, $25/ton loaded.
Addison – 1st cut 4X5 round
Road. J & J Bump 948-2946. 563-2755. 700 for $5,000. 527-7425. Also standing corn for sale
bales, cut late but baled dry, no
rain. Forage analysis available. Georgia Center - Corn silage, chopped and delivered. Call
Monkton – Certified organic hay: West Barnet - Square bales, 1st
200 to sell. $15 each. $25 a ton. Will load in trucks. for information. 888-1180.
1st cut, never wet. Square bales. cut mixed hay, never wet, no
759-2764. Call Sam Burr 453-2847. chemicals. Top quality. Peter Gary Gilmond 524-4017. Morrisville - Approx. 1100 bales
Addison – 50 acres standing corn. Everts 592-3088. Highgate Center - 2000 tons for mulch stacked outside. Call
Shoreham – 200 square bales of
Call, leave message at excellent quality corn silage. for information. Morrisville
1st cut hay, certified organic. 888-3255.
759-2533. miketorrey@ $2.00 per bale. 897-2121. CHITTENDEN COUNTY Will load in trucks. Call for
hotmail.com for price. information. 868-7535. Stowe – Baled hay, cut in July,
Vergennes – Year 2000 – standing Charlotte – 1,000 wrapped round
Bridport – 250 Ton of excellent Montgomery Center - Hay, 1st horse and heifer. $2.00 a bale
corn, 45 acres, fertilized, bales: 1st, 2nd & 3rd cut hay, $10
processed corn silage; .7 NEL. cut square bales, 1999 cutting at barn. Kaiser Farm
sprayed, no weed, must see. -$25 each. Also 150 dry bales.
Will trade for heifers. Call Jon. at $1.00 per bale. Corn silage, 253-8222.
Also, corn silage, 1999, in Will take heifers in trade.
758-2615. cement bunker still available. $25.00 at farm. 326-4642 or Wolcott – Hay: excellent, dry,
475-2272. 326-4351 after 6PM. square bales, $2.00 per bale.
Bristol - Corn silage, delivery
Charlotte – 900 tons 2000 586-7702.
available. Call for information. Whiting – Hay: 1st and 2nd cut Montgomery Center – Haylage
haylage in pile, $18/T; 300
453-2012 or 453-3988 after grass/legume mix. 2000 bales for sale: in ag bag, 1st and 3rd
wrapped round bales, $16 each. ORANGE C0UNTY
7:00 pm. construction mulch. Certified cut haylage @ $25 a ton. Plus
2000 1st cut, 15% protein.
nd organic hay, 2001 crop, limited Need to sell – make an offer. 1st cut hay @ $2.00 a bale; 2nd
Cornwall - 2 cut clover hay.
supply available – please call cut hay @ $2.50 a bale; and 3rd Chelsea - Second cut hay, $2/
Excellent quality, average 40 425-5724.
ahead. Delivery available. cut hay @ $2.75 a bale. bale. 685-4698.
pounds. $2.50 per bale.
Popoma Farm 623-6220. Charlotte – Dry 1st cut round Average weight of bales 30-40
462-2754. Fairlee – Approx. 400-500 tons
bales, 5 X 5, 500-600 lbs, $20 lbs. Call Arnold Mercy
corn silage w/ preservative.
Cornwall – Hay for sale, excel- BENNINGTON CTY. each. Dry 1st cut square bales, 326-4200.
$2.00 per bale. 1,300 tons 1st Trucking available. 333-4840.
lent quality for horses, etc.,
Swanton – Haylage for sale. Call
$1.25 per bale. Also mulch hay Bennington – Hay for sale: 1st cut cut haylage, alfalfa/grass mix, Randolph - Hay for sale: 1st cut,
available, $.50-$1.00 per bale. square bales, $2.00 each; 2nd cut $25.00 per ton loaded at good for horses, $2.00 a bale.
Delivery possible. 462-2732. bunker. Will consider a 2nd cut, good cow hay, $2.50 a
square bales, $2.50 each; round GRAND ISLE COUNTY
bales, 4 X 4, $18.00 each at the reasonable offer for all 1,300 bale. 2nd cut Pro. 17.1; Rel.
Ferrisburg – Hay for sale, $17.50 tons until 3/15/01. All feed
farm. 442-2646. Feed Value 133.3. 728-9102.
each round bales grass/treefoil sold is C.O.D. only. Hinsdale Alburg - 1500 square bales, 1st
mix, approximately 30 tons. Farms 425-5561. cut. 250 round bales under Randolph - approx. 700 square
Also some 2nd cut for a higher CALEDONIA COUNTY cover, never got wet. 400 bales, never wet, $1.25 per bale.
price. 425-5773 or email Charlotte – Round bales of hay round bales, 5’x6', 1st and 2nd Contact Brad 728-3335.
firstname.lastname@example.org Barnet - 2000 hay from fertilized for sale. Make an offer – you cut, never got rain. Call for
load and transport. 425-2817. Randolph - Wrapped round
Ferrisburg – High quality round fields. Wrapped round bales, 1st information. 796-3389. bales, $25/bale. Delivery
bales of 1st cut hay, $15 each. cut by June 15, 2nd cut in July. Essex Jct - free hay, 10 acres, cut Alburg – 1st cut 4X4 round bales available. 728-9057.
$15 at farm. 633-2341. and bale it. 878-5423.
877-3797. for sale, never wet. $10 per bale. Randolph – Hay, 1st cut square
Danville – Certified organic Hinesburg - corn silage, pro- Will load. 796-3509.
Hancock - Square bales of hay, bales, $2 per bale. 2nd cut
$1.50 per bale. Call 767-3362 wrapped round bales. June cessed & preserved, excellent round bales, $25 per bale.
2000 1st cut, $20 each. July Grand Isle – Haylage and round
after 6:00 pm. quality. 600-700 tons. Norris bales. Also corn silage. 728-5135.
2000 1st cut, $15 each. Berry Farm, Monkton.
Middlebury - Square bales 1st cut 748-8461, evenings. 372-4513 and leave a message. Randolph Center – Hay, July
Delivery available. 453-3793.
hay, $2.25 per bale. Good Grand Isle – Corn silage, about cut, $1.50 - $2.00 per bale, at
Danville – Hay, wrapped 4 X 4 Hinesburg – 3000 bales good 1st
mulch, $1.50 per bale. Quan- 900 tons @ $25. Also haylage, the barn. Steve Small
tity discounts and delivery round bales, 2nd cut. $25.00 cut horse hay, $2.00/bale. 1000 728-5241.
per bale. Corn silage, $20.00 about 900 tons @ $30 and 1st
available. 388-4815 or bales 2nd cut, $2.50/bale. cut square bales @ $2.00/bale
388-3009. per ton at bunker. Call for 482-2376. Randolph Center – Corn silage
details and analysis. 684-3391. or will trade for heifers. Phone 72 Nel, 34% DM, 50% of corn
Middlebury – Hay: square bale, Hinesburg - Hay: timothy, clover 372-5462, fax 372-6512. was chopped w/processor, $20
Hardwick - 500 bales of last and trefoil mix, 4X4 round
1st cut, $1.50 per bale; round South Hero - 1st cut hay, square a ton loaded @ bunk, or
bale, 1st cut, $15.00 per bale; year’s hay, $1 per bale. Approxi- bales, $15 each. Baled without delivery available. Samuel
mately 50 acres of standing hay, bales, $2/bale. 372-4807.
square bale mulch, $1.00 per getting wet, loaded from field. Lincoln 728-4273, cell
will mow. Wendell Shepard 482-2699.
bale; square bale, 2nd cut, $2.50 LAMOILLE COUNTY 793-1206.
per bale. All clean, not rained-
Hinesburg – Haylage, about 600 Washington – 1500 bales of 1st
on, hay. Accessible with tractor Hardwick – square bales, 1st cut, tons in bunker, take all for $20/ Cambridge – Haylage, corn cut square bales of good quality
trailers. 388-7828. good quality. $2/ bale. ton. Also baylage at $20 per silage, wrapped round bales and hay, never wet, easy loading.
Monkton - Hay: square bales, 1st 472-3711. bale. 899-3436 or email: square bales for horses or cattle. Good price for quantity.
cut, $2/bale; 2nd cut, $2.50/ North Danville - Round bale email@example.com Mark Boyden. 644-5535. 883-2235.
bale. 453-5626. mulch hay. $5 per bale. Milton - 6000 square bales of Hyde Park - John Clark, Washington - 1st cut hay, $1.75 a
748-1036. mixed hay, $2/bale. 893-7860.
New Haven – Hay: approxi- Applecheek Farm - Good bale, 2nd cut hay, $2.00 a bale.
mately 2,000 1st cut square Peacham - Square bales, 35-40 quality first cut hay, $1.95/bale. 883-2364 or 479-9400.
Milton – round bales, 4X5, $15/
bales. Grass / mix, $2.00 per lbs, 1st cut, never wet, $2/bale. Mulch $1.45/bale. 888-4482.
bale. 893-6302 after 8 PM. Williamstown - Corn silage, $30
bale. 453-2102. 592-3384. Hyde Park - Hay, square bales, per ton at farm. Delivery
Milton – Hay: 150 4 X 4 net
Orwell – 4 X 5 round bales, Ryegate - Feed hay, $1.75 to $2. early cut, $2/bale. 888-3994. available. 433-6177 or 433-
wrapped dry bales, $15.00
never wet. Delivery available. Dry mulch, $1/bale. 5534, ask for Chip.
each. Call Gary at 893-4597. Jeffersonville - Mountain Road
948-2627, leave message. 584-3551.
Farm - Hay, organic or Williamstown - Charles Carrier
Westford – hay, round bales, never
Orwell – 600 tons of haylage cut Ryegate - Square bales, 1st cut, conventional, 4X4 round bales Farm - Haylage in ag bags,
the first of June with a forage mixed grass, good quality. triple wrapped. $25. Delivery approximately 800 tons. For
analysis report, $15 per ton. $1.75/bale. 584-3487. Westford – Hay: approx. 200 1st available. 644-5138 or information call 433-5330.
948-2323. cut square bales. Large bales, 644-6602.
grass/mix, $1.75 per pale.
879-4269 or e-mail:
July 1, 2001 9
HAY & FORAGE DIRECTORY
ORLEANS COUNTY Greensboro – Year 2000 cut Shrewsbury - 5X5 round bales, Cavendish – 1st cut hay, $2.50/ NEW HAMPSHIRE
round dry bales for sale in the not wrapped, organic, some bale at farm. 226-7755.
Barton - 4000 bales first cut field. $20 each. Contact Gerald second crop, will load. Reason- Bath - Excellent quality 1st cut
or Erna Bartlett at 533-2637 or able. 492-3439. Chester - 1st and 2nd cut hay, $3/
grass/clover hay. $2.50/bale. bale. Mulch hay, 2500 bales, by house hay (timothy/orchard
Also, good horse or dairy hay, 533-2910. mix) – 1,000 bales available.
Wells – hay – mixed grass, $1.35 the pickup or tractor trailer,
timothy and clover. $1.80/bale. Irasburg – Wrapped round bales, per bale. 325-3064. $1.50/bale. 875-2031. $2.75/bale at the barn. 4' X 4'
Delivery available. 525-8849. $20 each. 754-8494. round wrapped bales, 100 bales
Wells – 3rd cut haylage in Hartland – Hay: square bales, available. $25/bale at the farm.
Barton - Hay, square bales, 1st & Irasburg – 1999-2000 1st & 2nd Harvestore. $20 a ton. never wet, 1st cut, $1.50/bale; 747-2795.
2nd cut. Round bales, dry or cutting, wrapped round bales. 645-1957. 2nd cut, $2/bale. 436-2768 or
wrap, 1st & 2nd cut. Call for William Lawson 754-8723. 436-2366. Bradford - Battles Farms - 199
information. 525-3645. Quality hay. 1st thru 6th crops.
Irasburg – Year 2000: 3,000 tons WASHINGTON COUNTY Norwich – Square bales: timothy, All sizes of square and round
Barton – 500 bales of 2nd cutting corn silage; 2,000 tons 1st and clover, alfalfa, limed and bales. All tested, at Burlington
dry grass-clover mixture, square 2nd cut haylage in bunker silo. Cabot - Caleb Pitkin - 3000 bales fertilized. $3 at the farm. VT. Proteins= 8% to 22%.
bales, $2.25 each. Also 1st 754-8776 or 334-7382. excellent quality grass hay, 1st, 649-1784. RFV = 120 to 200. Baled
cutting, dry, $1.75 per bale. 2nd & 3rd cut. $2.00/bale. 12
Irasburg – Round bales, 1st cut, Perkinsville – Hay: in bales, never straw - string & wire. Bagged
525-6902. wrapped round bales, $20 each.
$15 per bale. 754-8720. rained on, June cut. $2.00 / shavings, 2.8 & 3.2 cu ft bags.
Brownington - Armand Brunelle bale at our barn. Leave Good supply all year. Call for
- Three 120 ft. ag bags of ’98 Newport Center – Three (3) agr East Montpelier – Heifer hay: information. (603) 938-2241.
message for Dick at 263-5505
first cut haylage. 754-2028. bags of 1st cut haylage for sale, dry round bales from 1998 for or e-mail: richard.clattenburg Langdon - TMR ready Western
$20 per ton. 334-6909. $10. Square bales from 1999, @hitchcock.org
Brownington - Scott Warthin, dairy alfalfa, 20+ protein, 165+
North Troy - Gillian Byrne - 100 kept under cover, for $1.50.
Xanadu Beef - 640 square Pomfret - Cloudland Farm - RFV. Contact Brown’s
4x4 1st cut wrapped round 223-2564. Hereford Farm (603)
bales first cut hay, $1.80/bale. 4’X5' round bale silage, 1st cut
334-6605. bales mixed grass, cut mid- Graniteville - Richard Lambert – 835-7866.
mixed grasses. $35 per bale.
June. $25 each. 988-4059. Organic agbag silage and
Brownington – 800-900+ tons 457-1520.
North Troy – Large round or organic round baleage. Langdon - Horse, Dairy, Beef and
haylage, 1” cut. Bunker- 479-9614. Reading - Year 2000 first-cut hay. Mulch Hay for sale. Dairy Hay
Brownington 754-6964. Can square bales of organic hay. Call Can deliver. Allen 484-3325.
for prices. 988-4384, leave up to 24% protein. Ground
deliver. Montpelier - Square bales early and ready for mixer wagon.
message. cut hay, $2 per bale. Near Royalton – Mulch hay, $1.25 per
Coventry – 6,000 bales of 1st cut bale, 1st cut hay, $2.00 per bale. Analysis available. Brown’s
Wrightsville Dam. Good place Hereford Farm, (603) 835-
timothy and clover. Excellent July-cut, will load. 763-7443,
RUTLAND COUNTY to load. Call Gerald Pease 7866 Delivered.
horse hay, $1.80 per bale. 223-5815. please leave message.
334-2682. Walpole - 5000 bales first cut hay.
Benson – Large round bales, 500 Montpelier - Corn silage, South Royalton – 300 bales nice
Craftsbury - 200 wrapped, round lbs., and square bales, about 45 1st cut (June) grass hay for $2.75 per bale. 603-756-4361.
haylage, wrapped round bales,
bales, cut in June 2000. lbs, for sale. Call for prices. horses, $1.50 per bale. Easy
dry hay, 1st cut. 223-7853.
Excellent quality. $22.00 per 537-3411. loading. Some 2nd cut available NEW YORK
bale (less for volume) 100+/- Plainfield – Mulch hay, $1.25/ (less than 100 bales).
Benson – 1st cut square bales of
wrapped round bales from last bale. Some horse hay, $2.25/ 763-7095. Crown Point - Vernon Lang –
year. Good quality, $10 each. hay, $1.75/ bale. Never wet, bale. 456-8846.
crude protein 7-8%, energy 5,500 square bales, brome,
Marcel Masse 586-2857. South Windsor – Clean shelled timothy, clover mix. Call for
35-37.7% and crude fiber 31%. Plainfield - 1st cutting July Hay, corn in 50 lb bags, $5.50 each;
Craftsbury - 1999 1st & 2nd cut 537-2255. mixed grasses. $1.75 Bale, information. (518) 597-3502 ,
20 or more, $5.00 each. Oak (518) 597-3458 or (603)
square bales, excellent quality. square bales, cash sale. Knoll Dairy, Rt 5, South
Benson – Large round bales, $10 529-7999.
Call for information. Scott 454-7770. Windsor. 674-5426 between
Reed 586-9601. per bale, while they last.
537-2271. Plainfield – hay for sale, square 6-8 PM to check availability.
Craftsbury – Hay: excellent, dry, bales, excellent for everything Springfield - Kenneth Young -
square bales, $2.00 per bale. Cuttingsville – One hundred from cattle to horses. $1.50
(100) 5X5 round bales cut pre- Hay & Silage, delivery available. Frelighsburg - Ferme Dormael
586-7702. per bale. Large quantities Call for information. Inc. - 10,000 bales 1st and 2nd
bloom (Timothy). Good to
available. Call Romaine or 885-4000. cut hay, $2-$3 per bale. 200
Craftsbury – approximately 620 balance corn for milkers. Not Clyf. 454-8416.
T haylage/ corn mix. $25.00 rained on, price negotiable, West Windsor – 200 wrapped round bales, 4x4, 1st cut, $20
per ton / loaded. Will loaded. 492-3439. per bale. Also mulch for sale.
WINDHAM COUNTY round bales, June cut, excellent
negotiate if you take all. (450) 298-5028.
Danby - Round wrapped bales: quality. $25 per bales. Hastings
586-7531. Dairy Farm 484-9714.
alfalfa, clover, timothy, $30 a Dummerston - 4 X 4 Wrapped
Derby - Scott Warthin, Xanadu bale; round wrapped 1st cut, Balage. Alfalfa, Mixed Grass
Beef - 1000 square bales first $25 a bale. 293-5698. and Orchard Grass. Also,
cut hay, $1.80/bale. 334-6605.
Danby - Mountain View Ranch - Square Baled Hay available. Check Your Listing!
Derby - Haylage 175 4X4 Round bales alfalfa mix, 1000 Delivery upon request. Please
wrapped round bales, grass- lb bales suitable for cows. call Sweet Tree Farm,
legume mix, first cut, mostly $15-$25 each depending on Dummerston, 254-4508.
Please check your listing for accuracy. If you no
baled in May 99. $15.00 each, quantity. 293-5837. Rockingham – Mulch hay:
or make an offer on the lot of longer have hay for sale, please let us know If you
Danby – Mulch hay for sale, $.75 square bales, 20-21 inches long,
them. 873-3004. $.50 each. 463-4601. have hay for sale and would like to advertise it
per bale. Smokey House
Derby - Early cut 4X4 wrapped Center, ask for Roxanne here, please call Sally Worthington at (802) 828-
round bales, $20 per bale. 293-5121. WINDSOR COUNTY 2416 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trucking available. 766-2677.
Florence - Atwood Farm - 4x5 Andover - Pond Farm - Square
Derby – Year 2000 haylage: 130 net-wrapped round bales, Please note: The Hay & Forage Directory only
bales, 1st & 2nd cut, fertilized
tons, $15/ton. 766-9249. stored under cover. Can deliver.
fields. Call for information.
appears periodically in Agriview. You can also ad-
Call for information. 875-2900. vertise hay and other items for sale in the regular
Derby Line – 2000 hay: 1st cut
round wrapped 4 X 4 bales;
Brownsville - Whitcomb Farm - Marketplace classified ads. You can also find the
2nd cut round wrapped 4 X 4 North Clarendon - C. Ruane - 1000 bales leftover ’98 mixed Hay & Forage Directory online at:
bales. Call for prices. processed corn silage. Call for
timothy. Some dusty. $1 each.
895-4242. information. 773-6837.
Greensboro - Y2K 4X4 wrapped Pawlet – Feed for sale: Hay, 2nd
Barnard – Hay: 1st cut dry round
round bales, $25 each loaded. cut; haylage; corn silage. 325- bales, $23 / bale. Square bales,
533-2964. 3565 (days), 325-3376 (nights). $2 / bale. Wrapped round
bales, $23 / bale. 457-2230.
10 July 1, 2001
Beekeepers Summer Meeting July 28 In Fair Haven
the Gardener’s Supply website at which the farmers let go long key was resistance. Some colonies the country. The small hive beetle
www.gardeners.com, or by call- enough, but there was usually some were resistant. has just arrived from South Africa.
ing Abbey Duke at Gardener’s Sup- acreage with white clover that Breeding from these colonies There are some new viruses going
ply Company, (802) 660-3500, ext. bloomed right after cutting. I made yield colonies able to stand up to around too, mostly spread by varroa
348 E-mail: some good crops on this bloom. the pressure. We rebuilt our apiar- mites-don’t know what we can do
email@example.com Well, things have changed again. ies with these strains of bee. about these.
The price of corn went up a few Then came the second mite, And there’s the Africanized bee,
The Flightpath Some Thoughts From years ago. Farmers began planting varroa jacobsoni. Much more severe. the killer bee. While they’re not up
Cyberspace On The more of it. Many of my Champlain No resistance among our bees. A north yet, the fear factor is. Then
Valley yards are surrounded by noth- chemical pest strip was developed there’s the building up of Vermont.
By Bill Mares, Mares Apiaries/ Future Of Beekeeping ing but corn. No crop rotation, no There used to be lots of places to
Vermont Beekeepers Association using a synthetic pyrethroid. Pricey
clover or alfalfa. Nothing but corn though. Costs about $3.00 per locate bees. Now, with all the new
I’m writing a book about bees,
for miles. No honey crop either. colony to use it. No choice though. houses going up, lost of prime loca-
VBA Summer Meeting beekeepers and the business of bee-
Some of the yards that were the best Now the varroa mite is becom- tions are being lost. Houses, houses,
keeping. Last year, I put out a ques- producers are now my worst. everywhere.”
tion on the Internet BEE-L list ask- ing resistant to the chemical, as mites
The Vermont Beekeepers’ sum- Pests, parasites and diseases are always do. We have no other ap- “And now we come to what I
ing people around the country to
mer meeting will be held on Satur- also a major problem. First, the tra- proved treatment to use. consider the biggest problem fac-
day, July 28, at Peter Genier’s Old offer their five most important cheal mite, acarapis woodii, invaded ing our industry……..[to be con-
problems facing the beekeeping in- If we don’t get something soon
Mill Apiaries in Fair Haven, Ver- our bees. Lots of beekeepers lost we’ll have to use another unap- tinued next month.]
dustry. I got about 15 replies and
mont. 50% or more of their colonies. Any- proved chemical. I hate to do it.
one was from St. Albans beekeeper
Peter Genier will be our host and thing not resistant to it died. The And now another pest has come into
main speaker. Peter will talk and
Because he was so articulate and
show slides on moving bees from
Vermont to Florida for wintering
over and to take advantage of the
orange blossom honey flow. There
covered so much ground in his
comment, I wanted to share his
thoughts with the readers of this
VLAA Seeks Fiber Products
will also be a tour of Peter’s honey
column. Half of his comments are
below and the other half will come
in the next issue.
For New Booth At ‘The Big E’
To get to Old Mill Apiaries drive tact June Taylor (802) 899-3360;
south through Fair Haven on Route
“A post from VT. Cool! My by Deb Gaynor,VLAA
daughter studies violin on Piette firstname.lastname@example.org). For shipping
22A. After crossing the Poultney directions for samples for the jury,
River (NY-VT line) take the first Rd. just up the hill from CVU. I VLAA is very pleased to an-
was doing my taxes for the year try- nounce that it will be sponsoring a please contact Janet Ely (802) 899-
right on Genier Road. The road 2167; email@example.com
ing to find a way to send her to fiber products sales booth at the Big
ends at Peter’s place. This sales event is made possible
Interlochen Arts Camp this summer. E this fall! The booth will offer a
Lunch will be Pot Luck. All
Realized how little $$ I made from wide variety of items made of llama by the support of the Vermont De-
members are asked to bring a dish partment of Agriculture. VLAA re-
a 40-ton crop. fiber, so get those llamas and alpacas
or a salad. You may also want to bring ceived a grant from the VDA which
One answer to the “five biggest sheared, clean up the fleeces, and get
lawn chairs or the like as there may will purchase display and marketing
be a shortage of seating. If you do problems” question was beekeepers to work!
are the main problem. Sirens went Please join us in opening a new materials for this event, and, if it is a
not like plasticware you may want success, for future events built on this
off in my heard. Bells and whistles market for our superbly soft, warm
to bring your own silverware. model.
too. Should have bit my tongue, I fiber. We are looking for everything
Please bring to the summer
guess. Anyway, let me try to answer fiber based, from hats, mittens,
meeting some useful or whimsical
item for the first and best-ever VBA
your student’s question. sweaters, and yarn to rugs, orna- VLAA Now Online!
I’ve been keeping bees since ments, dog leashes, felting and knit-
silent auction. Hint: Bill Mares will
1974. Started with two colonies, ting kits, and juggling balls! The Editor’s Note: Just prior to pub-
donate a complete comb honey su-
and slowly built up to 1100. I pol- selection of items offered for sale in lication, I received an e-mail from
linate apples with 400 colonies in the booth will be juried at the De- Living With Llamas June Taylor letting me know that the
May and try to produce a honey partment of Agriculture, to ensure VLAA’s new website was up and
Gardener’s Supply crop afterwards. Some years the that we are showing off our indus- running as of quite recently.
Pollinators Campaign bees do pretty well. Agriculture is a try to the best of our ability. processing, you must make sure that Part of a grant from the Vermont
chancey occupation. I love it, and If you are interested in selling the difference in the value between Department of Agriculture helped
More than 90 percent of the wouldn’t have it any other way. your work at the booth, please send the raw fiber you started with and to fund the development of the site.
Earth’s plants require the help of So, on to the problems. I think a single sample of each item you the price of what you’re selling The site contains information on
pollinators—bees, butterflies, moths, we are at a crossroads in apiculture wish to include to Janet Ely no later mostly reflects work that was done becoming a member, a calendar of
flies, even birds and bats—to trans- in the U.S. right now. In all of agri- than July 6. The jury will meet the inVermont. events, a list of mentors for those
fer pollen from one flower to an- culture for that matter. There seem second week of July, and you will Do you have skills and no fiber? new to camelids and more.
other. That includes many of the to be problems coming at us from be informed immediately of their Fiber but no skills? Please call Su- You can find the site at
great things to eat and drink: coffee, every side, both old and new. Let selections. Please include a label san Houston (802)586-2873; www.vtllama.org or by visiting the
vanilla, spices, a lot of fruit and veg- me start with one that is new. with each item, giving its descrip- firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ag Department’s website at
etables, even some medicines. Farming practices are changing tion, your name or your farm name, she will help connect the fiber and www.state.vt.us/agric and going
However, many pollinator species every year. Used to be that farmers contact information, and your esti- the skills. Other questions? Con- to the “Links” page.
are in jeopardy. More than 25 per- cut their hay crop around the mated price. You should take into
cent of managed honeybee colonies Fourth of July. Clover had a chance account that there will be a fee of
have died out in the last decade, due to bloom. Honey crops were quite 25% of sales to cover the costs of
mostly to parasitic mites. Meanwhile,
many other pollinators, like solitary
good at that time. Farmers rotated
their crops. The ChamplainValley
the booth, credit card transaction Eastern States Exposition
fees, and to fund a repetition of this
bees, are threatened by pesticides and
the loss of natural habitat. As their
was white and yellow and green
from the clover, the bird’s foot tre-
venture at another venue.
Items must be at least 50% llama
“The Big E”
numbers decline, plant species and foil and the grass. This according fiber, and all participants must be
crop harvests are endangered too. to the legendary Charlie Mraz. members of VLAA. The majority of September 14-30, W. Springfield, MA
A new coalition has formed be- Then they started cutting ear- the fiber used must have originated
tween environmental and agricul- lier for better nutrition. Much of in Vermont, and the majority of the
tural groups, government agencies the clover was cut before it value of the item must have been For Tickets & Information
and businesses called the North bloomed. Alfalfa was planted, huge added to the raw fiber in Vermont.
American Pollinator Protection fields of it, and cut just as the bloom What does this mean? It means that Website: www.thebige.com
Campaign to promote pollinator started. We usually got some honey most of the raw fleece you start with
education and conservation. from the late bloom in August, should come from Vermont animals,
Or By Phone (413) 737-2443
You can learn more by visiting and if you send it out-of-state for
July 1, 2001 11
VERMONT VEGETABLE & BERRY PAGE
Compiled by Vern Grubinger, will look better if we can get it har- picked up by the nematodes, and Some practices listed here are too
University of Vermont Extension vested and get the money in the then transmitted to other blueber- late for this year but good to keep
bank. What we don’t need is any ries. Grasses are not host plants to in mind for next year. For now, treat
(802) 257-7967 or
more hailstorms. this virus. hot spots if possible. Insecticide ap-
email@example.com Bugs? We’ve got hoppers, cukes Once the broadleaf weeds are plications made between dusk and
beetles and adult CPB. We toasted eliminated and infected blueberries dawn, when beetles are most active,
Reports From CPBs and usually if we get the adults are rogued out, do not replant the may be more effective.
The Field we don’t have to deal with them sites for at least a year. The beetles colonize cucurbits
again. The Heliothis traps are empty If you are concerned that your and continue to build up over a two
(Burlington) It’s a strange season of corn pests. The warm muggy blueberries may be experiencing to three week period early in the
when we harvest zucchini before weather has really pushed the crab- viral problems, contact Scott Pfister season. Since beetles often aggregate
strawberries or peas. My first peas grass and lambs quarters and we are at (802) 828-2431 or on early-planted, highly preferred
were flooded by the warm weather struggling to deal with them as we firstname.lastname@example.org varieties, these can be used as trap
snow melt in late April and I got missed a couple of “timely cultiva- crops.
zucchini in just before the couple tions.” year, busy lopping off bean and soy- Scouting Sweet Aggregated beetles on trap crops
of warm dry weeks in May. We just put this year’s strawber- bean shoots. Our biggest pest prob- Corn For ECB planted along the edge or among
Black plastic and row cover ries in. A mid-June planting of dor- lem is mice eating summer squash less preferred types can be controlled
helped get them through the cool mant plants at 52 by 16 inch spac- and cucumber seeds in the green- (adapted from Cornell Extension) with insecticide before they disperse
weather and to my surprise I had ing establishes a really nice plant house. to the main crop. According to
harvestable zukes by June 13. Flea density for first year matted rows and Scouting sweet corn for Euro- Cornell research, some varieties
beetles are ferocious in Brassica saves at least two cultivations and (Amherst, MA) Growing condi- pean Corn Borer (ECB) is easy. It is highly preferable to cuke beetles
transplants. Lots of leaf miner this hoeings. tions have been good the past couple done to determine the percentage include: Black Jack zucchini, Big
year. of weeks. Harvesting now, lettuce of infested plants in a field, not to Max pumpkin, Cocozelle summer
(Winchester, NH) These may be and greens looking prime, early zuc- see if there is any damage at all. Look squash, Green Eclipse zucchini, Sen-
(Starksboro) We’re in the thick of the best transplanting conditions I’ve chini coming in, broccoli starting, for small shot holes and feeding frass eca zucchini, Senator zucchini, Baby
Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) sea- seen in 25 years—an inch of rain, a beets, scallions, chard, and cabbage on the leaves and tassel. Fields should Boo pumpkin, Super Select zuc-
son now. I read a study about using couple sunny days, an inch of rain, a on the near horizon. Flea beetles be scouted once a week; more of- chini, Ambercup buttercup squash,
straw mulch as a deterrent to CPB couple of sunny days, etc. I have re- are there but floating row covers ten when temperatures exceed 80 Dark Green zucchini, Embassy Dark
that said it was contact of the straw planted a third of the peppers due control them. CPB not a factor yet degrees. Green zucchini, Caserta summer
with the plant stems that made the to cutworm damage. The kaolin clay since potatoes were rotated into a Examine at least 5 plants at each squash and Classic melon. Yellow
difference. This year I mulched my spray on the Damson plum trees did field over 1 mile away. of 5 different locations in each field. mulch has also been shown to at-
eggplants with straw. They should be a remarkable job of repelling plum Leafhoppers out in force, as are Multiply the number of plants with tract beetles, and could be used to
covered with CPB by now but there curculio. Damage is 10 to 15% and cuke beetles. After a really lousy feeding damage by four and this is create a “trap row.”
are virtually none. we typically see damage of 80% in spring, the early summer is looking your percentage. It is better to look Row covers will provide protec-
I have just started seeing some our organic orchard and some old quite promising: tomatoes, eggplant, at even more plants, i.e. 5 plants in tion from beetles early in the sea-
potato leafhoppers (PLH). They apple trees in a nearby meadow are peppers, corn, squash all growing 10 locations, multiply the number son, but must be removed when
probably blew in about June 19. I totally riddled with feeding and like champs. showing damage by 2 to get the blossoms appear to permit pollina-
have gotten into the habit of check- egg-laying damage. percentage. Once you know your tion. Deep plowing and clean culti-
ing for PLH shortly after we get a Strawberries are coming along Tomato Ringspot percentage of infestation you can vation after harvest may reduce
strong south wind. very well since we’ve been able to Virus In Blueberry decide if a spray is needed. The overwintering beetle populations.
keep them cleanly picked between threshold is 15 percent. Pesticides labeled for cucumber
(W. Arlington) We have begun to the rain showers. Garlic looks enor- (from Scott Pfister, Plant Patholo- However, whorl-stage sprays are beetle control on cucurbits include
pick peas and will have broccoli mous this year. gist, VT Dept. Agriculture) not recommended on bare-ground Sevin and Thiodan (both highly
ready soon. Our major pest is the corn even if damage is above thresh- toxic to bees, avoid use during blos-
cucumber beetle, I’ve seen only a (Little Compton, RI) Southeast Blueberry plants from Vermont old. Instead, wait until at least 40% som time or else spray in the
handful of CPB. We were late get- Rhode Island has had over 12 inches have tested positive for Tomato of the plants in the field show tassel evening) and the pyrethroids Asana
ting our potatoes in, so perhaps we of rain since May 1. That would Ringspot Virus (TmRSV). This is before spraying. Then apply a sec- and Pounce. Organic growers can
missed the first generation. As always normally be good news if it had not the first report of this blueberry dis- ond spray in 5 to 7 days depending use pyrethrum and/or rotenone;
we are fighting the weeds. I’ve got come down in torrents of 2 to 4 ease occurring in Vermont. The oc- on temperatures when the rest of some growers are trying it in com-
to get back to work, the old candle inches just before we were ready to currence and intensity of the dis- the field shows tassel. See the New bination with Surround kaolin clay,
is burning. My body is too old for plant a field or cultivate young sweet ease differs among cultivars. Young England Vegetable Management Guide which is labeled as a cucumber
this. corn. We have a saying down here leaves may be mottled, strap-shaped, for materials and rates. beetle deterrent.
“A dry year will scare you to death or otherwise deformed. Brown
(W. Rutland) I hate heat but the but a wet year will kill you!” flecks may occur on infected stems Battles With (Note: Brand names are mentioned
corn loves it, just enough rain so The jury is still out. Flea beetles and defoliation is common. Death (Cucumber) Beetles for information purposes only, no
everything is growing well. Peren- were vicious in May but, oddly of the plant will occur after several endorsement is intended. Always
nial cut flowers are starting to be enough, cucumber beetle has been years. follow pesticide label instructions.)
Many farms are experiencing
sold except for the ones deer used light so far. A bright spot is that our Symptoms may take several years high cucumber beetle populations.
to eat. One acre of corn rotted so peaches made it through the bad to develop once a plant becomes in-
that will be the last place I plant. frost in May and are looking very fected. TmRSV is transmitted in the
Venison, it’s dinner tonight. good. soil by the dagger nematode. It is
Started a CSA this year and am retained by the nematode for sev- Vermont Butter & Cheese/
(Plainfield) Picking strawberries as delivering it to Providence. City
of June 22, nice quality to start but folks are a wonderful audience for
eral months after feeding on an in-
fected plant, but the nematode no
Grafton Village Recognized by
30% of the late berries will be TPB
damaged. Winter squash looks great,
fresh produce and surprisingly quite
sympathetic to our plight.
longer carries the virus once it has
gone through a molt.
NASFT For Excellence
cucumber beetles killed off with one The virus persists in the field in
dusting of 5% rotenone. (Montreal PQ) We’ve bounced infected blueberries and among Grafton Village Cheese Company has announced that three of its
Lettuce maturing nicely, market- from extreme heat to extreme rain many broadleaf weeds, including cheese products were judged to be outstanding at the recent initial
ing a challenge. Only row covers in the past week. Makes things grow dandelion, chickweed and plantain. round of competition put on International Fancy Food Show, spon-
will keep our crows away from ger- fast. Our first CSA this week. Kohl- Some work done in PA found that sored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
minating corn. Flea beetles are bad rabi, peas, shunkyo radishes are ready 25% of seeds from infected dande- (NASFT). Their Classic Reserve, Grafton Gold and Four Star all re-
on Brassica seedlings, I hope they as well as early Savoy cabbage and lions will give rise to infected plants. ceived nominations
will outgrow the damage. Green- garlic flowers. B.t. has quelched the Apples are also a host.
cabbage worms but an early infes- Vermont Butter & Cheese Company’s Vermont Crème Frâiche
house peppers and tomatoes setting Control includes roguing out in-
fruit nicely. tation of cabbage root maggot nixed was selected as a finalist in the Association’s “Classic” category.
fected plants, and the literature sug-
about 15% of the cabbages. gests that a ring of symptomless
(E. Hartland) Busy shifting from First potato beetle larva hatched Category winners will be announced at NASFT’s 47th Annual
plants around these plants should Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, July 8-10.
greenhouses to strawberries and on the 24th and immediately gave also be removed. Broadleaf weed
early vegetables. A late start for ber- them a dose of B.t. For some reason control in the grass strips between
ries, I think because of a very dry there are far fewer cucumber beetles the rows is critical as the virus may
early spring, the crop looks good but this year. Quite a few cutworms this be persisting in these weeds, get
12 July 1, 2001
Department Seeks Proposals For
Cattle Health Assurance Program In Brief
Individual Will Help Requirements for sired. Any previous experience with USDA Begins To Issue Ladd Farm Awarded
Develop New Program Submission other state-level disease management Apple Market Loss
or health assurance programs, or an
Dairy of Distinction
advanced degree in epidemiology or
MONTPELIER—The Vermont Licensed veterinarians with a The Ladd Farm in Alburg was
Department of Agriculture, Food background in bovine medicine and preventive medicine, will be benefi- inadvertently omitted from the list-
WASHINGTON—The U.S. De-
and Markets is making a request for herd health may submit proposals cial. ing of the winners of the 2001 Dairy
Also of interest would be any or- partment of Agriculture announced
proposals to contract with a veteri- no later than August 1, 2001. that it has started to issue almost $95 of Distinction award. The Ladd
narian to assist with the develop- ganizational, public speaking, and Farm has been recognized as a Dairy
million in payments to about 7,500
computer skills and experience. of Distinction since 1996. Con-
ment and implementation of a cattle Proposal Format apple growers
health assurance program in Ver- The Apple Market Loss Assis- gratulations!
mont for the 2002 fiscal year which Proposals should include a re-
For More Details tance Program (AMLAP) helps eli-
begins on July 1 and runs until June sume with education and work ex- Contact The Dept. gible apple growers offset low 1998- Volunteers Wanted
30, 2002. perience and should demonstrate and 1999-crop market prices for for Big E Dairy Booth
Near the end of the 2001 ses- competencies in bovine herd health Proposals should be sent to: nearly 5.4 billion pounds of apples.
sion, the Legislature appropriated and disease management. Under the AMLAP, eligible Do you love Vermont dairy
$256,600 of one-time funding to Proposals should be no more Dr. Todd E. Johnson, growers can receive a payment of products? Enjoy meeting new
initiate the program. The purpose than 5 pages in length in 12 pitch StateVeterinarian 1.768 cents per pound for the people? Like going to one of the
of the program is to assess disease font. Proposals should not exceed Vermont Department of higher of either 1998 or 1999 apple biggest fairs in New England? Then
risk and promote adoption of dis- $75,000. Agriculture, Food and Markets production, and they will be paid volunteer to work at the Vermont
ease prevention and control prac- Animal Health Section on a maximum of 1.6 million milk booth at Eastern State Expo-
tices in cattle herd management sys- Evaluation Criteria 116 State Street pounds for each separate apple op- sition, otherwise known as the Big
tems. Montpelier, VT 05620-2901 eration. E. The fair runs for 17 days, from
The program is intended to have Preference will be given to those Phone: (802) 828-2421 Previously announced in September 14 through September
an emphasis on education, training individuals demonstrating a strong Agriview, sign-up for this program 30 in Springfield, MA.
and control of Johne’s disease. background in bovine herd health You can also view the complete ran from March 5 to May 4, 2001. Volunteers are especially needed
Other program components under and disease management. Particu- proposal online by visiting: For more details, you should during the peak attendance week-
consideration include milk quality, lar knowledge and skills with the www.vermontbusinessregistry.com/ contact your local USDA Service ends of September 14, 15 and 16,
BVD and Salmonella. management of Johne’s disease is de- . Center or FSA office. September 22 and 23, and Septem-
ber 29 and 30. Preliminary plans
‘Hiring’ (continued from page 2) NOFA Seeks Farm-To- for the booth this year include
changing the orientation of the milk
and the cheese booth to create a
sounds like a lot, it is “a good in- ask applicants to go home and think Non-Traditional NOFA-VT is seeking a Farm to larger presence and impact for our
vestment.” about whether the position is of in- Benefits Are Incentive dairy industry, and expanding our
terest. If they are still interested, they School Mentor for the Addison/
Chittenden County region and a offering to include flavored milk,
Does It Work? are invited back for a “trial run” of Whitcomb says that while it is yogurt, and a Vermont branded milk.
one milking. This allows them to mentor for the Lamoille/Washing-
difficult to compete in terms of sal- ton County region. If you are interested in helping
Whitcomb says that the results meet the rest of the employees and ary alone, farms offer many benefits showcase the world’s best dairy
speak for themselves. For the last ad more importantly allows the other The goals of the positions are to
that other jobs do not and that farm- extend the classroom to the farm products, please contact Denise
they placed, they received nearly 40 employees to evaluate them. ers should not be afraid to highlight and to bring the farm to the class- Russo at (802) 828-3835 or
calls and ended up with three can- Whitcomb says that gut feelings these. room by making connections be- email@example.com.
didates they could have hired with are very important at this stage and
only two positions to fill. They even- The draw of flexible hours or tween local farmers and teachers
that opinion among the entire crew something as simple as a dozen eggs VDIA Scholarships
tually hired two and recommended is usually unanimous when it comes interested in farm and food educa-
the third to another local farmer. can be a real incentive for people tion. Each mentor position will av- Available
to hiring a new person. according to Whitcomb.
Furthermore, Whitcomb says erage approximately 15-25 hours/
that turnover is not a significant month. The Vermont Dairy Industry
The Application Form Summing Up Please contact mentor coordina- Association (VDIA) with support
problem and the farm’s current three
full-time and three part-time em- tor, Abbie Nelson or Enid from the Vermont Dairy Promotion
North Williston also uses a two- While the strategies might not Council has a number of scholar-
ployees have been working there for Wonnacott at the NOFA office
page application form; the first of work for every farm, they are appli-
between 1 1/2 and 10 years. (802) 434-4122 for more informa- ships available for qualified appli-
which collects the standard name, cable to many. Whitcomb admits that tion. cants.
Whitcomb says the flip side of a
address, experience information, and the time investment is significant but Students must be entering their
good response to an ad is having a
a second page that is a checklist of says that farmers need to be creative freshman year or continuing their
good screening process. things they have experience in, like Farm-To-School
in a tight labor market. Mentor Program education at either VTC or UVM.
doing, or would be interested in Whitcomb said she doesn’t nec- They must also be Vermont residents
The Screening learning. Each of these areas relate Offers Workshops
essarily buy into the prevailing no- and be accepted into a field which
Process to some task that needs to be done tion that farms in particular are ex- is directly related to the dairy in-
on the farm. Whitcomb says this periencing a greater labor shortage The Farm to School Mentor dustry.
Whitcomb said their first step is helps uncover skills that the appli- than any other sector of the Program, sponsored by NOFA-VT, For more information and an
to have the people call and to let cant may not have thought were rel- economy. is offering two workshops, one in application, contact Todd Pritchard
the answering machine pick up. evant but which are needed on the “I don’t think we are different the south and one in the north for at (802) 656-0135 or e-mail
While not foolproof, Whitcomb says farm. than any other small business,” farmers and educators to explore ag- firstname.lastname@example.org.
this gives some initial impression of Whitcomb said, “which means that ricultural education on the farm.
how a person communicates. we have to compete for scarce la- Through hands-on activities,
They next invite people out to bor.” these workshops will demonstrate
how to implement agricultural edu-
the farm to fill out an application Conference August 12
cation on a farm.
and give them a tour. While the tour
can be time consuming, Whitcomb
Got The Seal? South Location: Ewetopia
said it is a good way to “check some- The Vermont Seal Of Quality is a Sheep Farm, Putney, VT, Monday, NOFA will hold it’s 27th An-
one out” without the formality of highly recognizable and valuable July 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m. nual Conference on August 10-12
an interview. Whitcomb also says marketing tool for food producers North Location: Applecheek on the campus of Hampshire Col-
this eliminates quite a few potential and processors. For more informa- Farm, Morrisville, Tuesday, July 31, lege in Amherst, MA.
candidates because many don’t take tion on requirements and how to use 5:00-7:30 p.m. For more information and to
the time to even come out to the the Seal on your product, contact the To register or to get more infor- register, you should contact Julie
farm. Department at (802) 828-2416. mation, call Abbie Nelson at the Rawson at (978) 355-2853 or
Finally, Whitcomb says they then NOFA-VT office (802)434-4122. email@example.com.