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					                                                                                                                   October 7, 2005            ◆      Vol. 69, Number 19




The ABCs of AAPs
                                                                                                                                                           restrictions under AAPs on dead
                                                                                                                                                           animal disposal. where you may
                                                                                                                                                           bury your dead animals. Under
                                                                                                                                                           new rules, burial sites must be at
                                                                                                                                                           least 150-feet from property lines,
                                                                                                                                                           wells and surface waters, and will
By Mark Bosma                                                                                                                                              be restricted to three feet above
                                                                                                                                                           the seasonal high-water table.


V      ermont’s Accepted                                                                                                                                   Mortalities will also need to be
       Agricultural Practices                                                                                                                              covered with at least 24 inches of
       (AAPs) have been around                                                                                                                             soil. Animal composting sites will
for 10 years now. Simply put,                                                                                                                              need to be 100 feet from proper-
AAPs are the rules that every                                                                                                                              ty lines, wells, and surface waters;
farm in Vermont must follow as                                                                                                                             not on land subject to flooding;
a way of protecting water quality                                                                                                                          and at least 300 feet from neigh-
in the state.                                                                                                                                              boring homes.
    The Agency of Agriculture
recently re-wrote the AAPs those                                                                                                                           Ground Water Quality
rules, making minor changes to                                                                                                                                The new rules will also
some sections, while developing                                                                                                                            require all farms to prevent
other new standards. The Agency                                                                                                                            groundwater pollution and
has been hosting public hearings                                                                                                                           reduce the amount of waste in
on the issue as it goes through                                                                                                                            groundwater. The Agency of
the rule-making process. The                                                                                                                               Agriculture will be charged with
following paragraphs should shed      of runoff.) The new AAPs              than 100 feet from ALL wells,          to ensure they are necessary for         monitoring and investigating
some light on what farmers can        will prohibit the application of     property lines, and surface water.     crop yields. Under the new rules,        groundwater contamination.
expect under the new rules.           manure onto vegetative buffers,                                              spreading manure and pasturing              To view a copy of the revised
                                      but fertilizers that are necessary   Nutrient Application                   livestock will NOT be allowed            AAPs, and all the changes that
Buffers                               for the establishment of buffers         Under the new rules, every          within 50 feet of a private well         have been made, you may
    The state currently requires a    will be allowed.                     farm will be required to test its      unless a legal agreement has been        visit the Vermont Agency of
25-foot buffer zone, only where                                             soil every 5 years. The proposed       established with the well owner.         Agriculture’s web site at www.
cropland runoff enters surface         Nutrient and                         changes will also require that all                                              vermontagriculture.com. If you
water. Under the new rules, a         Pesticide Storage                    nutrients that are to be spread        Animal Mortalities                       have any questions, you can call
vegetative buffer of no less than         Under current rules, field         on fields must be accounted for            For the first time, there will be      the Agency at 802-828-3478.
10-feet will be required along all    stacking of manure, fertilizer, or
surface waters. Vegetative buffers     other nutrient sources is required
are grass, trees or other perennial   to be 100 feet from neighbor’s
vegetation that slow or stop the      shallow wells and springs. The                                                                                                           Periodicals
                                      new rules will expand on this                                                                                                              Postage
flow of phosphorus from fields.                                                                                                                                                    Paid at
A 25-foot vegetative buffer will       requirement. The Agency is pro-                                                                                                        Montpelier,VT
be required at points where water     posing Now manure and other                                                                  (UPS 009-700)                            and at Additional
                                                                                                                                                                             Mailing Offices
is known to run off fields (points      nutrients need to be stored more
                                                                              Vermont Agency of
                                                                              Agriculture, Food & Markets
                    INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                         116 State Street, Drawer 20
                                                                              Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2901
  Big E 2005 in photos: Page 2.       Produce Price Report: Page 8.           828-2416 or 828-2361 (fax)
  Marketplace: Classified ads          Vermont Vegetable and
  begin on page 3.                    Berry News: Page 9
  Vermont Hay and Forage              Youths Participate in
  Directory: Page 6                   Farmers Markets: Page 9
  Market Report: Page 8.              Flight Path: Page 12.
                                      Fuel Saving Tips: Page 12
                                                                                    POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Agriview, 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier,VT 05620-2901
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                                                                        Big E 2005




                                                                         The Eastern States
                                                                         Exposition celebrated
                                                                         Vermont Day on
                                                                         September 24th.
                                                                         Thousands of visi-
                                                                         tors ventured into the
                                                                         Vermont building to
                                                                         sample and buy crafts,
                                                                         clothes, and plenty of
                                                                         Vermont food items.




                                                                  2007 Farm Bill Listening Forum

                                          U
            Agriview is Vermont’s
    Agricultural Publication of Record.           SDA Secretary Mike Johanns invites you to participate in        competitiveness and our country’s ability to effectively compete
    It is published semimonthly by the            a USDA 2007 Farm Bill Listening Forum on Wednesday,             in global markets?
           Vermont Agency of                      October 26, 2005. The forum, hosted by USDA Rural          3.   How should farm policy be designed to effectively and fairly
     Agriculture Food & Markets,          Development Under Secretary Thomas Dorr, will be held from              distribute assistance to producers?
         116 State Street, Drawer 20
    Montpelier, Vermont 05620-2901.
                                          9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel Burlington, 1117       4.   How can farm policy best achieve conservation and
         Telephone: (802) 828-2416        Williston Road, Burlington,VT.                                          environmental goals?
            Fax: (802) 828-3831              This forum is essential to USDA’s commitment to hear            5.   How can Federal rural and farm programs provide effective
                                          concerns directly from Vermont’s rural agricultural and                 assistance in rural areas?
         STEVE R. KERR,                   development community leaders, and to take into account those      6.   How should agricultural product development, marketing and
     Secretary of Agriculture             concerns when developing the 2007 Farm Bill.                            research-related issues be addressed in the next farm bill?
     Editor: Mark Bosma, 828-3829            During the forum, the public is invited to offer a two minute
      email: bosma@agr.state.vt.us        response to one or more of the following six questions:               Detailed information on the above questions and how to
    Agriview is available online at                                                                          respond in writing can be found at the USDA website http://
    www.vermontagriculture.com            1. How should farm policy address any unintended consequences      www.usda.gov/farmbill and in the June 17, 2005 Federal Register,
                                             and ensure that such consequences do not discourage new         Notice of the Farm Bill Listening Forums.
    Advertising and subscriptions:
        Teresa Doyle, 828-2416
                                             farmers and the next generation of farmers from entering           If you have any questions or need special accommodations,
      E-mail: teresa@agr.state.vt.us         production agriculture?                                         please call Carolyn Lawrence, Public Affairs Specialist, at
       Yearly subscription: $12           2. How should farm policy be designed to maximize U.S.             802-828-6002 or e-mail her at carolyn.lawrence@vt.usda.gov.
        Printed by B.D. Press of
            Fairfax,Vermont
October 7, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                        3



                                                                              MARKETPLACE
                                                                                          Newport Center at (802) 744-6553.           organic. $750. Chelsea (802)685-           to filters and will hold the weight

   Advertising in Agriview                                                                (10/14)                                     7726. (10/28)                              of tractor; excellent protection in
                                                                                                                                                                                 the woods. Make an offer; e-mail
                                                                                       Jersey Bull, registered, 10 months old,      Nice group of 5 Holstein yearling            codywood@sover.net or call (802)
   Subscription Price: $12 per year.                                                      sire is Jenks, Dam sire by Alf Son,         heifers($4,500). Looking to reduce         824-5423. Landgrove. (10/14)
                                                                                          $500. Randolph Center (802) 728-            numbers before winter. Larger
   Classified Ads: Free to subscribers, limited to 2 ads per issue, ads will run           5241 (10/14)                                group of Jersey/Holst crosses, 2         Echo hedge clipper, gas-powered,
      for 2 issues. Please include subscriber number with ad.                                                                         Jerseys and 1 Brown Swiss heifer.          model HC-1500, 19.7” cutter
                                                                                       Cattle: 10 large, intensively grazed,          Also have some short bred holstein         length, like-new condition with
                                                                                         fence trained, Scottish Highland             heifers. Will consider selling for         less than 30 hours, $150, 895-4551.
   Display Ads: The rate for display advertising is $7 per column inch
                                                                                         cows, $8500 firm. Enosburg Falls              right price. Waltham (802) 877-            (10/14)
   (a column inch is approximately 2” wide and 1” deep). A 10% discount is
                                                                                         (802) 827-3693 (10/14)                       6311 (10/28)
       available for prepaid display ads.
                                                                                                                                                                               Ratcheting bed bar for pickup truck,
                                                                                       Jersey heifer, bred Manix, $1800, due        5 heifers, 1 Jersey Holstein cross, bred     60”-75” adjustment, $25, 895-4551.
   Deadline For Ads: 10 days prior to the publication date.                               winter; Red Angus bull calves, $400.         5 mos. 1 cross shortbred and 1            (10/14)
                                                                                          George Annis, Calais (802) 229-              Holstein shortbred, 1 Holstein and
   Classified advertisements must be sent:                                                 4628 (10/14)                                                                         Turn your pick-up into a dump truck
                                                                                                                                       1 cross ready to breed. These heif-
      • By mail - (see address on page 2)                                                                                                                                        8 FT E-Z Dumper Works 100%
                                                                                       Yearling Shorthorn bull for breeding,           ers are well grown and healthy,
      • By e-mail - (to Teresa Doyle; teresa@agr.state.vt.us)                                                                                                                    $1500.00 247-6470 (10/14)
                                                                                         dehorned, well mannered. Hartland             price negotiable. Lunenberg (802)
      • By fax - (802) 828-3831
                                                                                         (802) 457-3695 (10/14)                        892-5900 (10/28)                        1930 Ford model AA doodlebug.
      • We do not accept classified ads over the phone.
                                                                                                                                    Ten (10) Ayrshire heifers, 8 bred to         Runs good.$1,000; 1929 Ford
                                                                                       Heifers - 6 Holstein, 1 Ayrshire, breed-                                                  Model AA dump truck. Restored
       Only items of an agricultural nature will be listed. The only real estate         ing age, all AI sired, price $8000.          AI bull, 2 ran with Jersey bull.
   which will be listed is tracts of Vermont land of five acres or more which                                                          First group due 12/14/05. Call             15 years ago. $12,000. 1929
                                                                                         Emerson, Topsham (802) 584-3367                                                         Ford Model AA hand crank dump
   are being used or can be used for agricultural purposes.                              (10/14)                                      for information. Rillrock Farm,
       The Commissioner reserves the right to make a final decision on the                                                             W. Berlin,VT (802) 485-7434                truck, good condition. $6,000.
   eligibility of items listed. The editor reserves the right to censor and edit       Jersey Bull, born July 15, 2004. Fence         (10/28)                                    Claremont 603-542-8126 (10/14)
   ads. The Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food and Markets                           and people respectful, not mean,                                                     John Deere - Two 14-T (PTO driven)
   assumes no responsibility for transactions resulting through                           ready to work. Lineage Monroe,            Highlander beef cattle herd reduc-
                                                                                                                                      tion. Several cows, some pb, and            balers for sale. Both were in fine
   advertising in Agriview. Advertisers are cautioned that it is against                  Price Land, Bold. Call Sheffield,                                                         condition when the Pitman shaft
   the law to misrepresent any product or service offered in a public                      VT (802) 626-9991 (10/14)                   poss bred; $800. One due to calf.
                                                                                                                                      All naturally raised and grass fed.         broke on each. Sell for parts, both
   notice or an advertisement carried in any publication delivered                                                                                                                can be driven as is, one has been
   by the U.S. Mail.                                                                   Angus Veal and Baby Beef – taking              No reasonable offer refused. Please
                                                                                         orders. Naturally grown, milk-fed            leave message, all call returned.           undercover for the last 7 years. $50
                                                                                         Angus veal and Baby Beef, veal any-          Franklin, NH (603) 934-0025.                for the pair. Fairfield 933-2112
                                                                                         time, baby beef in November. Call            Cattle can be seen at www.tower-            (10/14)
Bees                                          $450.00. Tamworth,NH 603-323-              Phyllis, (802) 485-8670 hm or (802)          hillfarm.biz (10/28)                     Ford 3000 Tractor with bucket, 38 h.p.,
After 25 years I am going out of              2392. (10/14)                              485-6004 wk. (10/14)                                                                    gas, 8 sp. 3 pth runs good $4750.
   business. 10 good hives, enough                                                                                                  Employment                                   802-885-3383. (10/14)
                                            3 Angus/Jersey cows and 1 Hereford         Jersey Bull, born 9/25/04, sired by          Dairy Farm in South Reading,
   equipment for 15, a good 6 frame                                                       Kava, dam out of Badge, grand dam
                                               /Jersey cow with half Milking                                                          Vermont seeking full time employ-        New Holland 2120 tractor, 4 Wheel
   extractor and all the usual small                                                      out of Dexter Dan. No horns, gen-
                                               Devon calves at side. 2 cows and all                                                   ee. Responsibilities include milking,      Drive, Bucket Loader, Cab, 760
   tools. Babcock, Morrisville (802)                                                      tle, trained to tie stall, $500. Lowell
                                               the calves certified organic. 900/                                                      field work, general labor. Housing          Hrs., Bale Spears for bucket and
   888-3783 (10/14)                                                                       (802) 744-6571 (10/14)
                                               pair. Also certified organic Milking                                                    provided, competitive salary. 802-         3 pt hitch, very good condition.
Cattle                                         Devon cross yearlings; 2 heifers and                                                   484-7677 (10/14)                           $14,000, call 482-5130. (10/14)
                                                                                       3 Purebred Belted Galloway cows with
Two heifers for sale, one Holstein             3 steers $1.25/pound live weight.
                                                                                          their PB April heifer calves, bred        Part or full time milker for dairy goat    IH56 blower good cond. $500. JD3940
  Jersey cross and one Angus Jersey            South Royalton (802) 763-7981.
                                                                                          back for April to PB Beltie bull.            operation, excellent working condi-       chopper electro-hydraulic controls 2
  cross. Both ready for breeding or            (10/14)
                                                                                          Bred cows with heifer calves $1,150          tions, heated and air conditioned         row corn & hay heads, good cond.
  freezer. Very friendly, easy to handle.   Holstein Heifers: 4 VOF certified              each. PB Beltie bull also for sale           double 6 milking parlor. Will train       $4500. Mueller bulk tank 600 gals.
  $ 1,000.00 or B.O. 802-755-6282             organic, intensively grazed, fence-         and one Angus heifer due to calve            the right person to the Vermont           good cond. $2000 or BO.
  (10/14)                                     trained, Holstein heifers running           in October $1,98000. Buy the                 State University recommended              802-438-2505. (10/14)
                                              with Milking Devon bull since               package and have your own herd.              milking procedure. Milkings are
30 organic cows. From a herd that
                                              6/15/05. $1800 each. 802-827-               Barre (802) 479-9147 morning &               from 3 to 4 hours + set up and          2004 Sitrix SB/210 Sickle Bar
  produces well on a grazing and
                                              3693 or stonypondfarm@verizon.              eves; (802) 279-4300 days (10/14)            clean up. Competitive compensa-           Mower for sale. http://www.sitrex.
  hay only diet. Please call Teddy
                                              net (10/14)                                                                              tion and benefits. Send job history        com/siklebar.HTM 7’ double
  Yandow at (802) 524-9454, or at                                                      NOFA Certified organic heifers from
                                                                                                                                       to: Karen Lindbo, P.O. Box 443,           action cutter. Used this mower
  famfarm@sover.net (10/14)                 3 Angus cows with calves $1,000 per         weaned to short bred. AI bred
                                                                                                                                       Windsor,VT 05089 (10/28)                  twice, always stored inside, and is
                                               pair. 4 Blonde D’ Aquitaine heif-        DHIA Normandy Holstein X’s,                                                              in excellent shape. Paid $2700, ask-
Beef herd: Hereford, Hereford
                                               ers and 1 Belgian Blue x Blondie         Jersey, pure Holstein. E. Hardwick,
  Cross, all ages. Herd had been                                                                                                    Equipment                                    ing $2000. Will consider trading
                                               heifer, ready to breed $750 each.        VT (802) 472-5750 (No Sunday                                                             for a 7’ disk mower/conditioner
  raised “organically” and herd can                                                                                                 Fisher 8” hydraulic minute mount
                                               Herford x Angus cow with calf            calls please) (10/14)                                                                    in real good shape as we are doing
  meet organic standards. Serious                                                                                                      snowplow for F250 Ford truck.
  inquiries only, please. Also, 2              $1,000. Herford x Charolais cow,                                                        Used very little by us.$1,000 dol-        more haying than mowing now.
                                                                                       Hereford cow, 30 months old, heifer
  Hereford cross bulls $600 each call          ready to breed $750. Westfield. (802)                                                    lars or best offer 802 - 446- 2294         Call Jeffersonville and leave message
                                                                                         calf at side. Both excellent condi-
  Kathy at (802) 888-4836 e-mail:              744-6431 (10/14)                                                                        (10/14)                                   644-8373 (10/14)
                                                                                         tion, $950. Royalton (802) 234-
  whitefaceacres@pshift.com (10/14)         Registered Ayrshire-Wandering Eye            9698 (10/14)
                                                                                                                                    Round bale clamp $500. 802-446-            9 ft woods 3 point hitch backhoe, like
Hereford Bull, 14 month old, Ready            daughter bred to Griffey. Due in                                                         2294 (10/14)                                new condition, $6,500 call 426-
                                                                                       Herd Reduction: 50 head, buy some
  for Breeding $600.00 247-6470               Nov. Call in Jacksonville Vt. 802-                                                                                                  3653. (10/14)
                                                                                         or all, Angus and Hereford, from
  (10/14)                                     468-7465 (10/14)                                                                      Christmas tree baler gasoline engine
                                                                                         5 months old to brood cows, all                                                       Trunck protectors for young trees;
                                                                                                                                      powered, good shape. $3000 call
                                            2 Jersey bulls for sale. 2 years old.        natural. Franklin (802) 285-2138                                                        various lengths and diameters. $25
Pure bred Dexter bull calf. Great herd                                                                                                802-463-2205 (10/14)
                                               Gentle and no horns. $650 each.           (10/14)                                                                                 takes them all. For BCS 750: new
  sire prospect. Rockingham 463-
  2205 (10/14)                                 Also, mixed breed bulls, large frame,                                                Dump wagon tractor hydraulic pow-            cutter bar with knives for mower
                                                                                       Registered Holstein bull for sale, ten
                                               no horns and gentle 18 months.                                                         ered, like new condition, includes         attachment, 44 1/2 inches. Clutch
                                                                                         months old, Sire: O-Man, out of a
Several beef cows with calves, 3 angus,        Jersey/Holstein cross. $625 each.                                                      special removable side extension           & brake cables for same machine
                                                                                         VG mammary Ricecrest Marshall,
  4 blond d’ aquitaine, and some oth-          Westford. Phone 802-879-4269                                                           suitable for silage, sawdust etc.          included. $25. Ryegate 757-3469
                                                                                         bull stud quality, $750. Tom Beaudry,
  ers. The phone number to call (802)          (10/14)                                                                                $3000. Call 802-463-2205 (10/14)           (10/14)
  744-6431. (10/14)                                                                    Walpole, NH, 603-756-9582. (10/28)
                                            For Sale:Young Holstein bull born                                                       Heavy duty belly pans for sale: fit John    11 ton grain bin-$3,000; Rovibec
Registered Milking Devon heifer               June 1, 2004. Friendly and needs a       Angus/Belted Galloway heifer. All              Deere 6020 series, except trac-            manure pump 32 feet $2,000; Patz
  calf, organic, born September 7th.          good home. Call Shaye Collins in           black. 15 months old. Certified               tors with TLS. Pans have access            gutter cleaner approx. 450’chain 14”
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                                                                             MARKETPLACE
    paddles counter clockwise $800; 5                                                                                             needs some work $650. Bezzecchi            tractor, very good condition $500;
    gutter grates 17”x40” $40/grate;                                                                                              Mondialspred SP40 Plastijet SP100          udder support $40; Delvotest w/
    200 gallon round Muller milk tank                                                                                             3 pt hitch plastic hopper spreader         heater $60; many other things too.
    w/compressor $600; Gehl 99 hi                                                                                                 PTO driven holds 500 lbs, own-             Brookfield (802) 276-3742 (10/14)
    throw blower $300; 1-4ft round                                                                                                ers manual, brand new gearbox
                                                                                                                                                                           1982 Ford 700 diesel, 15 ft. flatbed
    barn fan $400; 1-3 ft square barn                                                                                             and beater. $450. Also, Mitsubishi
                                                                                                                                                                             hoist body, good condition $3,000.
    fan $300; 6-24” ceiling mounted                                                                                               MT372D Tractor, $5800 call for
                                           Wagon w/ Pioneer running gear,              mower/cond $2500; Kuhn 10 ft                                                          Also, 16 ft. badger tandem forage
    fans $400 for all 6, 1 wall mounted                                                                                           more info. Haverhill, NH Call
                                             brake, would seat about ten or            FM 300 rot. Rake, 3ph $1500;                                                          wagon, 3 beater with roof, exc. rub-
    fan with digital thermostat $500.                                                                                             (603) 989-5870 (10/14)
                                             easily converted to hay wagon             MF hay rake $800; JD 430 round                                                        ber, $1,800. Tel.Vergennes (802)
    Call Susan Gay at 802-722-4275
                                             $1000 or BRO. McCormac #7                 baler $3500; Woods 5 ft. bush hog        Mueller Bulk Tank, 800 gallon,               759-2176 (10/14)
    (10/14)
                                             mower, working condition, $200 or         $850. Springfield, (802) 885-4000          includes compressor and cooling
                                                                                                                                                                           1986 F-350 2 WD, 12’ stake body, 6.9
Patz 20 foot silo unloader $1,500;           BRO. Dummerston, 254 4313 or              (10/14)                                   unit. Call Paul at (802) 754-2302
                                                                                                                                                                             liter diesel, $900 obo; 1988 F-350 1
   John Deere solid bottom hay/silage        scottfrm@sover.net (10/14)                                                          (10/14)
                                                                                     JD 336 baler w/thrower $2500, one                                                       ton dump, 4 WD, 8’ Fisher plow, 7.3
   elevator 40+ foot $1400; & other
                                           467 New Holland Haybine For Sale,           without thrower $1200; NH 175            One S-10 Chev. Blazer 1991 good              liter diesel, many new parts, $5,000
   misc. farm items. also 320 ton
                                             $1000.00 As Is. Also, Quart Canning       round bale unroller/feeder $1900;          condition $1,000. One GMC 1987             obo; 1970 C-70 dump truck,
   of 2003 corn silage in upright
                                             Jars (Bells) $3.00 a Dozen (Jar Only)     JD 3940 chopper, hay and 2 row             1 ton new wooden body good run-            new tires, brakes, carb, 427 needs
   silo(located in danby) $20/ton or
                                             Call Tom Kidder at 802-276-3477           corn heads $5500; NH 717 chop-             ning truck $1500. Also, one wagon,         flywheel, runs good $4,500 obo.
   will neg. on whole thing. Call Susan
                                             (10/14)                                   per, hay head $750; JD 148 loader,         one sleigh $1300, for both. So.            Cabot (802) 563-2503 (10/14)
   Gay at 802-722-4275 (10/14)
                                                                                       8 ft. bucket $1900, others available;      Wilmington,VT (802) 464-8329
                                           Gehl 860 chopper with both heads.                                                                                               Allis Chalmers 190 XT 100 horse,
Liquid Manure Truck, Almost new                                                        Knight Reel Augie, model 2300 w/           (10/14)
                                             $3800.00. Willing to sell corn                                                                                                   loader, cab, wheel weights, runs
   2,700 g. Houle tank, belt drive &                                                   scales, fair/usable cond. $1500; Luck
                                             head separately. (2) Gehl 970 for-                                                 9 ft. Fisher Minute Mount Plow, brand         good, $6,500. obo; Log loader on
   PTO on 1956 Mack (M54) 5 ton                                                        Now 330 mixer wagon w/ scales,
                                             age wagons with roof. $2400.00                                                        new, never plowed snow, $2,200             single axle truck, $3,500. obo; New
   cargo Army truck 6 cyl., 602cu,                                                     fair, $1200; 3 PH 5 ft. scraper blade,
                                             each. Equipment in good shape                                                         or b.o. Chester (802) 875-2643             Idea 9’ mower conditioner, $300.
   rebuilt Continental engine, gas                                                     $350. Springfield, (802) 885-4000
                                             and stored inside. (802) 849-6169                                                     (10/14)                                    obo; Model 920 John Deer #894
6 WD, 10 gears, tires good (2 new);                                                    (10/14)                                                                                hay rake, $300.; John Deere 450,
                                             (10/14)                                                                            International one bottom plow, disk
  inspected; selling because my neigh-                                               Greenhouse, 17x48 Poly-Tex Garden                                                        chains & pads, $300. Cabot (802)
  bor with slurry stopped farming.         Delta flatbed gooseneck trailer with                                                     harrows and dry root transplanter,         563-2503 (10/14)
                                                                                       Mart w/benching, 5 yrs old, exc.            all fast hitch. Tel. Bennington (802)
  $13,000 Barnet 802-633-4331                wooden sides, 30 feet long, 3 years       cond. $2500. (802) 868-7787
                                             old. $5500. call 893-6302 after                                                       442-6174 (10/14)                        2 used 7.5 hp electric motors in good
  (10/14)                                                                              (10/14)
                                             7pm (10/14)                                                                                                                      condition $300 each; 1 gear for
International 404 tractor, runs good,                                                                                           Tractor – 520 Belarus 70 LP 4 wheel           large Badger stationary feed mixer,
                                                                                     Nursery equipment for sale – Rear’s           drive with loader, very good condi-
   needs new rear tires. $3500 or          CORN HARVESTER, pto                         sprayer 50 gal/pro/3pt hitch, $750;                                                    completely rebuilt and never used
   B.O. Ticonderoga, NY 518-585-            driven,one row corn for                                                                tion, manual, $7,500. St. Albans           $300; Jobber manure mover pump,
                                                                                       Green house 149’x27’ peaked, like           524-9010 (10/14)
   7866 (10/14)                             forage,great shape ready to                new, still standing, includes exhaust                                                  excellent condition, best offer. St.
                                            work,was used with a farmall               fan and heater, $2500; Soil Metro        Pipeline for 50 to 70 cows w/3 units          Albans (802) 524-2334 (10/14)
16 Electric Fence Posts w/insula-           tractor,wife says get it out of the
  tors, $18.00; 3/8 chain, 12 foot                                                     Mix 360 w/coir $7/bag, 39 bags/             and a Surge milk weigher, Mueller       Baler – Ford 520 VGC, one owner, a
                                            yard $700 or best offer, buy it as a        pallet;Vicon 3pt hitch spreader             400 gal. bulk tank, and Alamo
  w/hooks, $10.00; 2 good cow stan-         spare incase yours breaks you’ll still                                                                                           collectors item or for small farm,
  tions, $16.00. Call 603-763-9422.                                                    $500; 16 ft. Harvey trailer, $750.          vacuum pump, $2200. Patz gutter           needs paint job and different tires,
                                            be able to get the crop in! Call           W. Addison,VT (802) 349-9812                cleaner clockwise 16” paddles, about
  (10/14)                                   Dave in Randolph (802) 728-3740                                                                                                  asking $2000. Call Bennington
                                                                                       evenings or e-mail to yko@gmavt.            180 ft. of chain, $2500. 15 free          (802) 442-6531 (10/14)
Titan Swinger articulated loader model      (10/14)                                    net. (10/14)                                stall dividers, $100; Cow lift $80;
   50, 1 large & 1 small bucket and        JD 3950 Harvestor, both heads, excel-                                                   cow kicker $50; cab for 706 Int’l       Bucket Loader, large 5 foot bucket.
   set of forks. 4wd, power steering,                                                5 Zimmerman tie stalls, model SS-25,
                                             lent, $17,900. 4230 4WD JD                never been used, $50 apiece; 1
   hydrostatic transmission, Perkins         tractor, New rubber, $12,500. JD
   diesel engine, runs and operates                                                    Zimmerman quick attached bale
                                             700 V-rake, hydraulic drive, $5,000.      spear, used very little, $150; 1 MVE
   excellent. Typical drips of oil--         Knight 8014 slinger spreader,
   nothing big, hydraulics excellent,                                                  semen tank, $100. Topsham (802)
                                             $4,500. NH 315 baler with 70              584-3367 (10/14)
   real good overall condition, $5800.       Thrower, $4,900. 802-885-1587
   Consider trade for utility tractor,       (10/14)                                 NI (No. 213) manure spreader, $1500;
   2 or 4 wheel drive, at least 40hp.                                                  Cordwood saw to fit Farmall H,
   Chester (802) 875-2031 mornings         16” Moritz combination horse/live-          $50; 4 wheel hay wagon, $100.
   or evenings. (10/14)                      stock trailer. Good working condi-        All excellent. Also, cider press
                                             tion, but needs a paint job. Asking       $50. Tel.Vernon (802) 254-8039
JD 125 skidsteer – runs good, some           $800.00 OBO. Lincoln,VT. 453-
  hydraulic leaks asking $3000. Patz                                                   (10/14)
                                             4786. ask for Ruth. (10/14)
  gutter cleaner – clockwise, hi rise                                                Two Ford 4-wheel drive compact die-
  16” paddles, 200’ +/- chain ask-         Lajoie Farm Snowblower, Heavy-duty,         sel tractors with loaders, both low
  ing $1000. Complete Universal               6 1/2 Foot Cutting Width, 3-Point        hours, 25 hp $8995, 30 hp $9995
  pipeline milking system, comes with         Hitch, Solid Shape, Great for big        firm. New Holland 451 sicklebar
  6 claws, asking $1000. 140’ of 16”          drifts and sugar woods. $575 or          mower $1000; sicklebar mower for
  gutter grates - $1000. Surge vac-           Best Offer. Call Walter in Georgia        Cub, $350; sicklebar mower for
  uum pump in good shape - $800.              at (802) 527-1251. (10/14)               Farmall A $350; sickle bar mower
  1994 Chevy one ton dump truck                                                        for Farmall C $200; 5 ft rototiller
                                           Patz 14’ Barn Cleaner chute, like new
  - $4000. For more details call Ben                                                   w/offset only 1 hr use by hom-
                                              $1,200. obo; 800 gal. DeLaval SS
  at 802-763-8571. (10/14)                                                             eowner $1,200. Springfield (802)
                                              bulk tank, good for sap or water
Farmall 100 with 5’ sicklebar, landplow,      $800. obo. Pawlet (802) 325-3171         885-4669 (10/14)
   snowplow & cult. $2500. (603)              (10/14)                                Farmall Cub, late 40’s vintage, good
   542-8126 (10/14)                                                                     rubber, hydraulics, no accessories,
                                           Int. 986 w/cab, 5400 hrs, good tires,
ATT VEGS!!! For sale, PTO 2-Row               exc $9500; Int 1026 Hydro-                $1600. Bailey, Chittenden (802)
  Planet Jr seeder $450, PTO mount            loader $5800; Int. 444 w/loader,          483-2209 (10/14)
  broadcast seeder $200, Hay Rake             40 hp, 3ph ps $3800; JD plows,         Lely Lotus 300 Hay Saver Tedder/
  $200, Greenhouse benches $20, lugs,         5 bottom, $1950; 4 sets JD har-           Rake combo. Has 2 piece bas-
  pots, flats, hanging baskets, carrier        rows; Case 3 bottom trailer plows         ket, three point hitch, pto driven,
  flats cheap!….Call Milton 802-893-           $700; JD & Kuhn disk mowers               lots of extra parts, owners manual,
  2963 (10/14)                                $3500-$4500; Kvernland 8 ft. disk
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  Asking $800. Call Bennington           Seppi 8’ heavy duty flail mower. Nice                                                                                                his buddies and is in dire need of
  (802) 442-6531 (10/14)                   condition with new roller, bear-                                                                                                  a new companion. Brownington.
                                           ings, and belts. $2600. (Mower is in                       Attention Vermont                                                      (802) 754-2649. (10/14)
Land Pride Model FS700 PTO
  broadcast spreader with agitator,
                                           Orwell VT) Call 802-257-4314
                                           daytime or 802-348-7900 early
                                                                                                    Christmas Tree Growers                                                Goats…Young Pygmy goats neutered
  563 lb/9.38 CF capacity. Bought          mornings or weekends. (10/28)                                                                                                    males $50. Call 518-561-8941
  new in 2001, good condition, ask-                                                                                                                                         or email cdfarm@superior.net
  ing $275. Ludlow (802) 228-8672        Echo hedge clipper, gas-powered,                   The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is updating its list of                       Plattsburgh, NY (10/14)
  (10/14)                                  model HC-1500, 19.7” cutter                       Christmas tree growers in the state. If you are not cur-
                                           length, like-new condition with                                                                                                Six handsome registered Oberhasli
Model K Gaulin Homogenizer, 3-             less than 30 hours, $150, 895-4551.              rently listed on our web site at www.vermontagriculture                          bucks, born this year, CAE free,
 phase, stainless steel. Greenfield,                                                                                                                                          ready for action late this fall. Their
 MA (413) 772-3732 (10/28)
                                           (10/28)                                         (look under “subject listing” – “c”), or if your listing needs                    dams are producing the creamiest
                                         Ratcheting bed bar for pickup truck,               updating, please send your information to: jennifer@agr.                         fresh goats milk cheese imagin-
Federal G62 6 Valve Filler converted       60”-75” adjustment, $25, 895-4551.                                                                                                able. Looking for suitable homes
  to fill plastic with fast fill valves,                                                                    state.vt.us or call 802-828-3828.
                                           (10/28)                                                                                                                           at nominal prices. Call Angela
  guides for Round Pints, Tall Quarts,                                                                                                                                       Miller at 802-645-9928 or email
  Half Gallons and Gallons.In excel-     John Deere L-M ground drive                                                                                                         angela@milleragency.net. (10/14)
  lent shape, $11,200 with with float        spreader, good original condition,           more. (802) 483-2870 (10/28)              & NDF times. 2nd & 3rd cut,
  valve, snap cap sorter and cap chute      new $300. heavy duty apron chain,                                                      clover, timothy & brome. 45% to        Boer Does (2), 10 mos. old, nice
  included. Call George between 6           750-20 roundspoke wheels in per-           Farmland                                    55% moisture tested at baling. 535       animals, $250. (802) 868-7787
  & 7PM in Windsor 802-674-5426             fect condition, one new tire, one          Thirty-five-acre Dairy of Distinction        bales & more coming, $80 to $120         (10/14)
  (10/28)                                   almost new, $1,350. (802) 295-2929           farm for sale in Derby,Vermont.           per ton. Need organic farmer who
                                            (10/28)                                      Barn ties 70 milkers, pastures set                                               Two young registered Nubian does,
                                                                                                                                   wants to make lots of milk on this
Ubler 810 Silage cart. Runs. Used                                                        up for rotational grazing. Could                                                   one of which is lactating. They are
                                                                                                                                   feed. Delivery available. Buffalo Mt
  daily until 9/23/05. $600.00 or        1989 GMC 3500, 4-wheel drive, 9 ft.             be certified organic. Close to                                                      friendly, having been hand-fed and
                                                                                                                                   Farm, Hardwick (802)888-7881
  BO. Agawam Farm, Newport,VT              platform truck, 454 4-speed, excel-           town, spectacular views. 2 story,                                                  coming from a small herd. Must be
                                                                                                                                   leave message please. (10/28)
  802-334-8198. (10/28)                    lent condition, 99,000 miles, $5,500.         circa 1850 farm house with porch,                                                  sold together. Please call Cornwall
                                           (802) 295-2929 (10/28)                        five bedrooms. Bring your cows           Certified Organic Square Bales! 2005        (802) 462-2166 (10/14)
Farmall 100, very good condition, with
                                                                                         and its ready to go for $299,000.         1st cut, good quality, $2.75 at the
   side mower, 2btm plow, snowplow       Allied 350 loader, complete with new                                                                                             1 doe kid DOB 6/2/05, purebred
                                                                                         Contact Aaron at 802-766-9249 or          barn. Bedding quality mulch hay
   & cult. $2500. 2 cider presses:          bucket, $1,500 obo. (802) 485-                                                                                                   Alpine, no papers, excellent sire,
                                                                                         acnadeau@vtlink.net. (10/14)              bales, clean and dry, $1.75 at the
   $250. & &500. 21/2hp one lunger          7427 (10/28)                                                                                                                     very pretty $75; 1 buck kid neu-
                                                                                                                                   barn. Delivery available. Westfield.
   saw rig $500. Claremont, 603-                                                       Vegetable/flower farm, No.                                                             tered, purebred Alpine, DOB
                                         Commercial woodsplitter, barely used,                                                     (802) 744-6431 (10/28)
   542-8126 (10/28)                                                                      Ferrisburgh, 45 acres, great soil,                                                  6/2/05, very friendly, has horns,
                                           24” long, 11 hp Honda, 2 stage, 22                                                                                                $40; both have shots, wormed, from
1963 John Deere 4010 diesel. Recent        gpm pump, auto cycle valve, log               productive organically-main-            General
                                                                                         tained gardens, berries, fruit trees,   200+ bales of mulch hay, $1.50 per          CAE neg. herd. Plainfield, MA -
  engine overhaul, with approx. 700        cradle, power adjust 2 or 4 way                                                                                                   (413) 634-0129 (10/14)
  hours on rebuild. New Paint job.         wedge, asking $4,750. Whitingham              henhouse, barn, ponds, pastures,          bale. Maplewood Farm, Calais, 802-
  Tractor mechanically sound. Good         (802) 368-7672 (10/28)                        wildlife habitat, Lewis Creek front-      223-5401 (10/14)                       Two adorable Nubian-Boer doe kids
  horsepower, runs strong. Asking                                                        age. Contemporary 3 br house on                                                    for sale, asking $70 each. Contact
                                         Woodsplitter, 40” length wood, 10 hp            private road, asking $470,000. Dan      Cider press, good condition $500 ; 2
  $9,000. 1975 International Hydro                                                                                                 1/2 hp one lunger saw rig on steel       Nickie (802) 259-9355 (10/14)
  70 Tractor(2WD-70HP-Hydrostatic         electric start, 2 stage pump, auto-            & Jaye Lindner (802) 425-5171 or
                                          cycle valve, 4 way wedge, asking               e-mail arcadiabrookfarm@hotmail.          wheels $600. Claremont 603-            Pygmy goats - Babies to Adult all
  drive), with Allied loader. Six cyl-                                                                                             542-8126 (10/14)
  inder diesel, engine overhauled         $1,950. Whitingham (802) 368-                  com (10/14)                                                                        dehorned. Great selection of colors.
  in 1996, about 1000 hours of use        7672 (10/28)                                                                           Pick your own certified organic             Starting at $100.00 and up. Call
  since. Runs good, all mechanicals
                                                                                       Feed                                         Strawberries, Blueberries and sum-      802-645-0839 & let it ring or email
                                         John Deere 5020 tractor, 125 hp, 8400         320+ tons of 2003 corn silage in                                                     kayceekids@aol.com (10/28)
  in working order. $4,500. Waltham         hrs, 1000 pto, 30.5/32 tires, no 3                                                      mer and fall Raspberries located
                                                                                         upright silo located in Danby,Vt.
  (802) 877-6311 (10/28)                                                                                                            at Burlington’s Intervale. June to
                                            pt. hitch, excellent, $9,000. New            $20/ton or will neg. on whole
                                                                                                                                    October. For information contact
                                                                                                                                                                          Horses & Other Equine
Plow, Ferguson, 2 bottom, 3 pt. hitch.      Idea 3937 manure spreader, 360 bu.,          thing. Call Susan Gay 802-722-                                                   WANTED - Large Sorrel Donkey
                                            very good, $7,000. Hesston 1120                                                         Adam Hausmann at 802-578-9093
   $350. St. Albans 802-868-2738                                                         4275 (10/14)                                                                      that will breed Belgian Mares.
                                            mower-conditioner, have extra parts,                                                    or adam@adamsberryfarm.com.
   (10/28)                                                                                                                                                                 Call 518-561-8941 or email
                                            good, $1,750. Wolcott (802) 888-           1st cut square bales - $2.00-$3.00.                                                 cdfarm@superior.net Plattsburgh,
                                                                                                                                 Blue Spruce for landscaping. You dig
Patz 98B silo unloader, 20-24 feet.         2960 (10/28)                                  Mulch hay - $1.00 a bale.                                                        NY (10/14)
                                                                                                                                   up. $15.00 A FT. Starksboro (802)
   Good condition. Complete except                                                        Starksboro (802) 453-2543 (10/14)
                                         Steel gates 4 ft. to 20 ft., 12 ft. panels,                                               453-2543 (10/14)
   for motor and gathering chain.                                                                                                                                         Team of Belgian Mares, wagon, sleigh
                                            round hay feeders; JD #336 baler           30 Wrapped Round Bales of Clover                                                     and harness. 802-484-7677
   $1500 OBO. Alden Harwood,                                                                                                     FREE: 15 bushel apple bins, several
                                            & kicker $3,250; NH #273 baler                and Timothy for $20.00 Each. Call                                                 (10/14)
   Addison, 759-2745 (10/28)                                                                                                       hundred, decent condition. Contact
                                            & kicker $2,750; IH 6 ton running             Tom Kidder at Brookfield (802)
                                                                                                                                   Mike in W. Addison,VT by e-mail
3 Gravely Tractors (2) LI and (1) LS,       gear, $850; NH 8 ft. scraper blade,           276-3477 (10/14)                                                                5 yr. old purebred Appaloosa mare.
                                                                                                                                   at yko@gmavt.net (10/14)
  one has dual wheels, snowblower,          3 pt., $950; Mueller 600 gal. bulk                                                                                               Excellent foundation breeding, 90
                                                                                       20 acres of standing silage corn, real                                                days professional training to ride
  30” and 40” rotary mowers, rotary         tank, $2,500; Patz 13 ft conveyor,                                                   To Lease – 40x100 steel storage build-
                                                                                         good, all in one field, $275. per                                                    and drive, excellent trail horse for
  plow, rotary cultivator, sulky, all       10” wide with motor, $550; Clay                                                        ing, 12x12 sliding door each end,
                                                                                         acre obo. Pawlet (802) 325-3171                                                     confident beginner, willing to go
  for $600 Berlin 802-229-5878              Manger Ranger, batteries, $950;                                                        plus pass through door, easy access,
                                                                                         (10/14)                                                                             alone. U.T.D. shots, vet, farriar,
  (10/28)                                   NH #411 Discbine, $7,500; Forage                                                       available 10/1/05, $400. per month.
                                            wagon, elevator, round baler and           Hay for sale, 1st cut, $1.50/bale.          St. Albans (802) 524-2334 (10/14)         $3,000. Also, Meadowbrook driv-
                                                                                         Cornwall (802) 462-2166 (10/14)                                                     ing cart, excellent condition, $900.
                                                                                                                                 BEAUTIFUL PUMPKINS FOR                      (802) 472-5750 (No Sunday calls
                                                                                       Baylage for sale – Large wrapped            SALE! Bulk $.12/lb or $3.00 each          please) or hazenfarm@vtlink.net
                                                                                         round bales of early cut green oats,      plus shipping. Average weight             (10/14)
                                                                                         clover and timothy. Excellent feed        30lbs. We have thousands of them.
                                                                                         for beef or dairy cattle. No. Troy        Satisfaction guaranteed! Give us a     Mini-Morgan Look-A-Like ponies,
                                                                                         (802) 988-4384 (10/14)                    call and we can discuss shipping at      a 2 year old stud colt, extremely
                                                                                                                                   802-744-6523 (10/28)                     gentle and well behaved; also, a 1
                                                                                       200+ bales of mulch hay, $1.50 per                                                   year old filly, extremely gentle and
                                                                                         bale. Maplewood Farm, Calais, 802-      Goats                                      well behaved. Both must be seen,
                                                                                         223-5401 (10/28)                        Goat wanted at a reasonable cost.          call for further inform. and appoint-
                                                                                                                                   Ideally a small breed, such as a         ment to view. Haverhill, NH (603)
                                                                                       Certified Organic Silage Bales-4x4
                                                                                                                                   Pygmy or Nigerian Dwarf, but             989-5870
                                                                                         size. 1st cut Sliced/Processed, Net
                                                                                                                                   might consider alternatives. Our
                                                                                         Wrapped. Cut at optimum ADF                                                                         continued on page 7
                                                                                                                                   lonely Pygmy whether recently lost
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Agriview Hay and Forage Directory                                                                                                                                       Berlin -Mixed square bales alfalfa/
                                                                                                                                                                          grass, certified organic, in the barn
                                                                                                                                                                          or out of the field right outside
                                                                                                                                                                          Montpelier. (802) 223-1559
                                                                                                                                                                          (6/05)
Addison County                               - Certified Organic Silage Bales* -                                                 square bales, $1.50/bale. Delivery      Cabot – Organic mulch, square bales,
Addison - Hay: round bales, June cut,        4x4 size. 1st cut Sliced/Processed,             Need to update                     possible. Call (802) 728-9057             .75/bale. (802) 563-2103 (4/05)
  fertilized. $75 a ton at barn. Also,       Net Wrapped. Cut at optimum                       your hay ad?                     (7/05)                                  Marshfield – Certified Organic round
  2nd cut big square bales, processed.       ADF & NDF times - UVM study.                       If so, e-mail                 Orleans County                              bales, wrapped. $15-20. Joe Lee at
  759-2336. (8/04)                           2nd & 3rd cut, clover, timothy                                                                                               426-3123 or 426-3339. (10/04)
                                                                                          teresa@agr.state.vt.us              Craftsbury – FREE – about 100
                                             & brome. 45% to 55% moisture
Bridport – Round bales, clover/tre-          tested at baling. 535 bales & more         or fax it to (802) 828-3831             wrapped, round bales, 2004 crop.        Marshfield – First cut hay behind the
  foil/grass mixed, dry and under            coming, $80 to $120 per ton.                                                       Good baleage, but we need the             baler, $1.75; 4x5 round bales, $30.
  cover. Delivery available. Call            I need an organic farmer who                                                       room. Mountain Road Farm                  Delivery available in local area. Call
                                             wants to make lots of milk on this
                                                                                      Franklin County                           (802) 586-2857 (7/05)                     (802) 426-3653 (7/05)
  Dan in Bridport (802) 989-9274
  (8/04)                                     feed. Delivery available. Buffalo         Georgia – 1500 tons processed corn      Glover – 205 top quality square           Windham County
                                             Mountain Farm - Hardwick (802)             silage $25/ton; 400 tons 1st cut        bales $2.50 a bale, large quantity,
Cornwall – 1st and 2nd cut square                                                                                                                                       Westminster – Hay, excellent qual-
                                             888-7881 leave message please.             haylage $20/ton. (802) 524-4705         easy access to load, box trailers are
  bales. Excellent quality, no dust,                                                                                                                                     ity square bales from fertilized and
                                                                                        (1/05)                                  welcome. 160 dry round bales
  $2.00-$3.00 per bale. Large 4x5          So. Ryegate – 2005 1st cut 30-35#                                                                                             limed fields, 1st cut $3.50, 2nd cut
  round bales excellent quality, no          square bales, $2.50 at the barn.         Grand Isle County                         and 200 wrapped round bales              $4.50 per bale at the barn. 722-
                                                                                                                                put up early to mid-June, double         9828 or 722-4789 (10/04)
  dust, j$15-$25 each. Delivery pos-         Mulch $1.00. Call Steve or Jamie         Alburg - 1200 tons of processed
                                                                                                                                wrapped, dried down some, all hay
  sible. 462-2732. (9/05)                    (802) 584-4450 (7/05)                      corn silage. $18/ton at the bunk.                                               Windham - Round bales, double
                                                                                                                                off fertilized fields. Brian Perron
                                                                                        Delivery available. (802) 796-3637.                                              wrapped, nice haylage, $25/bale.
Lincoln – 4’ Round bales in plastic        Chittenden County                                                                    (802) 525-4455 (8/05)
                                                                                        (8/05)                                                                           Brattleboro (802) 257-0409 or
   1st and 2nd cut. Also 1st and           So. Burlington – 3000 Tons high                                                    Newport Center - 700 Tons of 2004
                                                                                      Grand Isle - Dry hay, 2003, round                                                  e-mail gainesfarm@adelphia.net.
   2nd cuts square bales. Both mixed          quality processed corn silage                                                     Ag Bag grass feed, 16-20 percent
                                                                                        bales (5'x5 1/2'). Grand Isle,                                                   (4/05)
   hay. Delivery available. Please leave      $28/ton loaded. Forage analysis                                                   protein, 1st, 2nd, 3rd cut, quality
   msg. 453-4033 (9/05)                       available and trucking could be
                                                                                        Vermont location. To inspect hay
                                                                                                                                feed. (802) 334-2401 (9/04)             Windsor County
                                                                                        call 635-7096 (9/04)
                                              arranged. So. Burlington (802)                                                  Newport Center – Good quality 1st         Bethel - Hay for sale: 15 4X4
New Haven – Hay, 9-10 thousand                                                        South Hero - Round bales, 4x4,
                                              863-4471 (2/05)                                                                   cut haylage from Ag Bag, $30/ton.         wrapped round bales 1st cut good
  small square bales. 1st, 2nd cut                                                      nice mix of brome grass, clover,
                                           Charlotte - 1st cut, 2nd cut, mulch                                                  Delivery available. (802) 334-5879        quality, $20.00 at the barn. Call
  and mulch at barn. Mahan Farm                                                         timothy, some alfalfa. Also, 1st
                                              $1.00 to $3.00/bale depending on                                                  (10/04)                                   802-234-5653 (2/05)
  (802) 545-2004 (11/04)                                                                and 2nd cut, 40 lb., square bales,
                                              type and quantity. Local delivery                                               North Troy – This year’s first cut         Chester - Hay for Sale, Windsor
Orwell - Round, wrapped, 4x4 silage                                                     nice mix of the same as above.
                                              available. Also loading help. Clark                                               square bales, good quality, piled in      County, square and round bales
  bales, second cut, grass/alfalfa mix,                                                 Delivery available within 50 miles.
                                              at the Charlotte Berry Farm (802)                                                 barn, weighing 50-55 lbs. Corn            off the field. $1.75 square, $25
  $20 each. Call Orwell (802) 948-                                                      (802) 372-3400. (11/04)
                                              425-3008. (9/04)                                                                  sileage, 2 Ag Bags and about 400          round. Andover/Ludlow/Chester
  2274 (2/05)
                                           Colchester – Straw, square bales. Call
                                                                                      Lamoille County                           Ton left in bunk. 1 Bag first cut          area. Call Chester (802) 875-3159
Panton – 4x4 round bales double net           for more information. Jeff Senesac       Jeffersonville - 4 X 4 wrapped round       haylage, good quality, this year’s.       (8/04)
  wrapped, 1st cut, $15. Also, 2nd            655-2862. (9/04)                           silage bales, certified organic or      Delivery available. Call (802) 988-     Chester: Top quality 1st and 2nd cut
  & 3rd cut square bales, alfalfa and                                                    conventional. Triple wrapped. Milk     2959 (7/05)                               square bales, delivery available or
                                           Colchester - Square bales $2.00 off
  grasses $3 per bale. (802) 759-                                                        hay, $25 per bale. Heifer hay, $18                                               pickup at the barn. Mulch also
                                              wagon, $2.50 from barn. Also,                                                   North Troy – Certified Organic Hay
  2176 (7/05)                                                                            per bale. Forage analysis results                                                available. Call 875-2031. (7/04)
                                              mulch hay $1.50. (802) 878-4303                                                   for Sale – Large wrapped round
                                                                                         available on all feed. Mountain
Starksboro - Winter Rye Seed for              or (802) 238-8415 (9/05)                                                          bales of excellent mixed grass hay,     Rochester - Corn Silage $25/ton.
                                                                                         Road Farm, 644-5138. (10/04)
   sale: Vermont Grown. Call for           Hinesburg – 3000 bales 1st cut, $2.50                                                1st cut $23/bale; 2nd cut $25/            Hay $3/bale. Delivery available.
   price and quantity. Lewis Creek            per bale; 700 bales 2nd cut, $3.00.
                                                                                      Orange County                             bale. Large dry round bales, not          Liberty Hill Farm, 802-767-3926.
   Farm, 453-4591. (8/04)                     Mulch hay, $1. 482-2376 (9/04)          Brookfield – 1st and 2nd cut hay,          wrapped, $20/bale. Also, 40-50            (1/04)
                                                                                        400 lbs, round bales. Stored under      lb. square bales of excellent mixed     South Royalton – Excellent horse
Starksboro - 1st cut square bales,         Hinesburg – Round bales and corn                                                     grass hay $3.00 per bale. All Hay
                                                                                        cover. Leonard A. Herold, 276-                                                    hay, no dust, certified organic,
   $200-$3.00. mulch hay, $1.00 a             silage for sale. Silage $20 per ton.                                              2005. Delivery available. Call
                                                                                        3101. (10/04)                                                                     $3.00/bale at barn, will deliver for
   bale. (802)453-2543 (7/05)                 Call (802) 482-2305 (10/04)                                                       (802) 988-4384 (7/05)
                                                                                      Brookfield – 1st and 2nd cut hay, 4x4                                                a fee. Call Geo (802) 763-7446
                                           Hinesburg – 2005 Crop, horse hay,                                                  Westfield – Haylage, 3 Ag Bags,              (8/05
Starksboro - 1st cut square bales -                                                     round bales, stored under cover.
                                              square bales, timothy, mixed grass-                                               10x200, 2nd cut, 18-10% protein.
   $2.00-$3.00. Mulch hay - $1.00 a                                                     Weston Martin (802) 276-3445                                                    South Woodstock – Certified
                                              es, small percentage alfalfa. $2.00                                               744-6273 (10/4)
   bale. Tel: 1-802-453-2543 (8/05)                                                     (8/05)                                                                            Organic 1st cut hay. Pick up at
                                              per bale at barn, delivery available.
Whiting – First Cut horse and live-           Call (802) 310-4840 (8/05)              Chelsea – Square baled hay, 1st         Rutland County                              the barn $2.50 per bale or $3.50
                                                                                        cut, large bales, $2.00/bale. Call    Benson – Big Round Bales, $10, $12          delivered. Birch Hill Farm (802)
 stock hay and construction mulch          Milton – First Cut Hay – Certified
                                                                                        Bonnie at 685-7733 or 685-4821          + $15 per bale. 537-2271 (7/05)           457-4806 Ext. 1 (2/05)
 hay, delivered in 300 bales loads            Organic, round bales. Call (802)
 or picked up. Popoma Farm,                   893-6302 (8/05)
                                                                                        days Monday thru Thursday; 684-
                                                                                                                              Danby - 2nd Cut round bales for           Outside Vermont
 Whiting,VT (802) 623-6220 or                                                           2292 nights and weekends and all
                                           St. George – Quality Hay & Mulch,                                                    sale, $15 each. (802) 293-5837          Crown Point, NY – 3,000 bales
 e-mail popoma@juno.com (6/05)                                                          day Friday. (10/04)
                                              square bales. Call evenings                                                       (1/04)                                    mixed legume/grass hay (timothy,
                                                                                      Chelsea – First Cut, wrapped round                                                  brome, clover). V. Long, Crown
Bennington County                             or leave message with Gerry
                                                                                        bales, certified organic, only $15/
                                                                                                                              North Clarendon – 1335 Tons corn
                                              Guillemette at (802) 862-3741                                                     silage in bunker @ $18.00 a ton.          Pt., NY (518) 597-3502 or (603)
No. Bennington – Hay, Alfalfa-                                                          bale. Call (802) 685-7726 (6/05)                                                  529-7999 (12/04)
  Timothy Mixed, 1st cut $2.50,               (12/04)                                                                           125 Round bales wrapped baleage.
                                                                                      Fairlee – 200+ Tons Corn Silage           (802) 775-4424 (8/04)                   Walpole, NH – 1st cut $3.00; 2nd cut
  2nd cut $3.00, square bales at the       Westford – Large square bales, never
                                                                                         $28/Ton. Trucking available. Call                                                $3.50. Call (603) 756-4361 after
  barn. (802) 442-2646 (1/05)                 rained on, easy access, fertil-                                                 Pawlet - Corn silage in bunker, $20/
                                                                                         Fairlee (802) 333-4840 (2/05)                                                    5:00 p.m. (4/05)
Caledonia County                              ized. $2.50/bale. (802) 879-4269                                                  ton. Deer Flats Farm 645-0405.
                                              (8/05)                                  Randolph Center – 100 wrapped             (10/04)                                 West Chesterfield, NH – 2005 hay,
Barnet – Square bales, first cut                                                         round bales, $25/bale. 2nd cut dry                                                Timothy and Clover, first cut,
  $1.50/bale, second cut $2.50/bale.       Essex County                                 square bales, $2.50/bale. Delivery
                                                                                                                              Wallingford – Corn Silage, 90 Ton,
                                                                                                                                processed silage at $25 per ton.          $3.25 a bale. Mulch hay $2.00 a
  633-3927. (9/04)                         Lunenburg - 250 wrapped round                possible. Call (802) 728-9057                                                     bale. (603) 256-8422 (7/05)
                                             bales 4X4 1/2 ft. $25.00 per bale.                                                 (802) 446-2791 (7/05)
                                                                                        (2/05)
Hardwick - ORGANIC BUSINESS                  802-892-7753
  PARTNER NEEDED FOR                                                                  Randolph Center – 1st Cut square
  ORGANIC HAY PRODUCER                                                                  bales, $2.25/bale. Mulch hay
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                                                                                     CLASSIFIEDS
Two female donkeys, mother and 4               (802) 453-5316 or (802) 324-1190           Male (intact) llama, 16 months old,         Tamworth piglets, organically                  Pomfret, postwhit@sover.net
  year old daughter, great with kids,          (10/28)                                      beautiful white with brown mark-            raised, uncut males available, $75;          (10/14)
  companion for horses or guard for                                                         ings. Nice guy, has been with horses        Tamworth sow, 2 years, organi-
  sheep/goats. $450 each. Springfield        Belgian mare and gelding, 10 and 9              and goats, learning to guard, leads         cally raised, $350. Tamworth, NH           Black/white 2 yr. old registered/
  (802) 885-4669 (10/14)                      years old, 2,000# plus, $1,500 for            with halter, curious and alert. $500 to     (603)323-2392 (10/28)                         proven shetland ram,moorit 2 yr.
                                              the pair. (802) 635-2100 or (802)             a good home only. Morse Rescue                                                            old registered shetland ram,black/
Belgian Draft Horses – worked on              316-6204 (10/28)                              Farm, E. Wallingford,VT. Inquire at       Pastured Pork - Vermont Born &                  white spotted 4 month old regis-
  rides, will trade for good safe saddle                                                    802-259-2272 (10/28)                         Raised healthy free-ranged pigs.             tered Shetland ram, wethers and
  horses, geldings, no mares. Rt 100        Horse Equipment                                                                              We feed no hormones or antibiot-             one moorit ewe. Please call: (802)
  South, Wilmington (802) 464-8329          DRAFT HORSE equipment for sale.               Pigs                                           ics - all natural pork. Whole pigs,          896-6218 or 896-6013 at Maybelle
  (10/14)                                    Two complete harnesses, plus many            Tamworth piglets from pasture raised,          halves, quarters & piglets. 802-439-         Farm Also we have beautiful
                                             harness and hitch pieces. Will sell as         organically fed sows. Heritage breed         6462 days and evenings. http://              roving,raw fleeces and yarn for sale.
29” double registered miniature pinto        a lot only for $400. South Ryegate                                                          SugarMtnFarm.com walterj@                    (10/14)
                                                                                            red hogs that are great foragers,
  stallion from Texas. He produces           584-3769 (10/14)                                                                            SugarMtnFarm.com (10/28)
                                                                                            good breeders and excellent meat.
  pinto foals in many colors. Sound,                                                                                                                                               WANTED - Looking for sheeps milk
                                            Complete English saddle-stirrups,               Also, Large Black/Tamworth X pig-
  healthy and very gentle with
                                                                                            lets. Ready starting mid September.       Poultry & Other Birds                         to make a special sheep-goat blend
  mares, foals and children. No bad           girth. Great condition, $120 or bro.                                                    Rooster Round up, approx. 30 roost-           aged cheese. Need about 20 gal-
                                              Old English Jodhpurs, many sizes              802-649-8807 (10/14)
  habits, perfect 1st stallion, $1,200.                                                                                                 ers mostly purebreeds in standard           lons a week for a whole season.
  Plainfield (802) 454-1768 (10/14)            for sale, but in good condition, they       Boars looking for sows. Register              and bantam, some mixbreeds. 12              Will pay premium prices. Contact
                                              were given to me but I don’t wear             Tamworth boar and Gloucester Old            Rouen/cayuga drakes. everything             Angela Miller at 802-645-9928
Centered Riding Clinic with Sally             them, $20-$35 or bro. Call Erin in                                                                                                    or email angela@milleragency.net.
                                                                                            Spot boar available for studding.           from last year and this years hatch.
  Bauder. Morningside Stable,                 Chester at (802) 875-3278 (10/14)                                                                                                     (10/14)
                                                                                            802-649-8807 (10/14)                        $2.00 each or make an offer on the
  Wells,Vermont – October 29-30.
                                            Large horse shoeing stocks, 2,000#                                                          lot! A few ready to lay pullets avial-
  Classical riding with body-aware-                                                       Piglets ready to go end of Sept.                                                         Border Leicester rams: b. 3/05, lus-
                                               plus horses fit easily, new condition,                                                    able, $ 7.00 each. pownal, 802-823-
  ness, centering and imagery. All                                                           Glouster Herford cross. $ 50.00                                                         trous white fleece, gentle. Two
                                               asking $1,500 or bro. (802) 635-                                                         5043 (10/14)
  seats, abilities and styles. $175. For                                                     each. Sow and Boar also or sale to                                                      available, $65 ea. Call 234-6724
  more information contact Cynthia             2100 or (802) 316-6204 (10/28)                good home only. Three years old          Banty chickens: Rooster, hen and               (Stockbridge) before 9 p.m. (10/14)
  Larson at (802) 645-1957 (10/28)                                                           and very friendly. Large litters of        seven, 7 week old chicks. Good
                                            Llamas & Alpacas                                                                                                                       For sale: Two beautiful coredalen cross
                                                                                             ten to fourteen. Asking $ 350.00           home only. 802-892-1294 evenings,
Wanted – Donkey or burros, would            LLAMAS AVAILABLE, home grown,                                                                                                            ewe lambs. $75.00 each. 802-
                                                                                             for the pair. 802-755-6282 (10/14)         days call 802-892-5300 (10/14)
  like a pair but would take one.             halter and lead trained. Many expe-                                                                                                    892-1281 evenings, days call 802-
  Gentle nature preferred. Please call        rienced at visits to nursing homes,         Pigs: all sizes, sausage hogs, butcher      Delicious Vermont Turkeys. Now tak-            892-5300 (10/14)
  (802) 373-9206 (10/28)                      senior centers, fairs, schools, libraries      pigs. Fall piglets, taking orders          ing orders for a limited number of
                                              and shows. We have proven studs,                                                                                                     6 year old registered Montadale ram,
                                                                                             now. All pigs raise on certified            all natural Vermont turkeys for pick-
Free Lease – Nov-May, 19 year old             breeding females, pet alpacas, young                                                                                                    $100. Shrewsbury (802) 353-0647
                                                                                             organic feed and pasture. call             up in Georgia for the holidays. All
   quarter horse mare, 15.1, well             males and females ready to work                                                                                                         (10/14)
                                                                                             Kathy at (802) 888-4836 e-mail:            of our turkeys are naturally grown,
   trained, gentle, good for trail riding     with, guards for sheep, goats and              whitefaceacres@pshift.com (10/14)          and will be Vermont inspected and          Montadale Ram (white) eligible for
   3x week. (609) 771-1337 Mike               alpacas, all for fun and enjoyment.                                                       fresh frozen. Try one of our suc-           registration, proven 4 yo w/gentle
   (10/28)                                    West Mountain Farm, Stamford,VT,            Piglets – Ready Sept. 4, litters              culent birds & you’ll know why we           manners. Grass based flock. Call
                                              802-694-1417, llamawmf@sover.                  neutered, wormed and electric              sell out so fast each year! Call Kay
1 paint pony, gentle friendly, 12 hands,                                                                                                                                            Jamie, So. Ryegate - (802) 584-4450
                                              net (10/14)                                    fence trained, already free-rang-          at (802) 527-1251. (10/14)
   $500; 1 Lippitt Morgan filly, old                                                                                                                                                 (10/14)
                                                                                             ing, Gloucester Spot,Yorkshire &
   bloodlines, beautiful, correct bay,      Llama Guardian for sale, 3 yr. old neu-          Landrace crosses. $60. Call Karen        EMUS FOR SALE: Adult emus                    Purebred Registered Romney proven
   bull brother has impressive show            tered male, nice white fleece, curi-           at (802) 878-7715 (10/14)                  for sale - 3 Breeding pairs mated            2 year old ram for sale. Also, several
   record. Handled daily, loves people,        ous & alert, easy to handle, $750.                                                       up,hatched & raised their own                breeding ewes and half dozen six
   gentle, $4,000. Cynthia Larson,             Northern Vermont Llama Co.,                Boar – Duroc cross, 4 yrs. old, very          chicks last year. Great egg layers. Pair     month old lambs, all purebred and
   Wells,VT (802) 645-1957 (10/28)             Waterville (802) 644-2257 (10/14)            friendly, electric fence trained, free-     of 18 month old youngsters. Also             registered. Final sale notice prior
                                                                                            ranged, trailers. I don’t need two.         have many blown out eggs for sale.
8 yr grey Percheron mare, 17.1              Female Llamas – weanlings and adults,                                                                                                    to retireing due to health. $150
                                                                                            $150. Just wormed; will trade. Call         Call 802-888-7881, leave message
   hands, 1850#, bred to a son of             complimentary breeding with                                                                                                            and up. Discount for entire flock.
                                                                                            Karen at (802) 878-7715 (10/14)             please. Price negotiable. (10/28)
   Pleasant View King, broke to all           each. Guaranteed. Buy from a                                                                                                           Randolph (802) 485-3184 (10/14)
   farm machinery, $3,000. April              breeder who will be there for you!          Piglets for sale, lots of them, ranging
   ’05 grey filly, April ’05 black filly.                                                      from 6-10 weeks old. Price nego-
                                                                                                                                      Rabbits                                      Registered Shetland lamb rams
                                              Northern Vermont Llama Co.,                                                             Rabbits: Meat type rabbits. 8 weeks            – Moorit with black tongues, good
   Also, Wanted – Pair of young grey          Waterville (802) 644-2257 (10/14)              tiable. Call Brookfield (802) 276-
   percheron geldings. New Haven                                                                                                        and ready to go. $20.00 each 802-            horns & beautiful fleeces, nice dis-
                                                                                             3164 (10/28)
                                                                                                                                        453-7138 (10/14)                             positions. Starter flocks available.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Charlotte (802) 425-5570 (10/14)
                                                                                                                                      Rabbitry sell out, adult Hollands and
               Another Innovation From Mueller®                                                                                         Dwarfs left, also stacking cages and
                                                                                                                                        hanging cages, carriers, feeders, nest
                                                                                                                                                                                   Black, gray, moorit ewe lambs, reg. very
                                                                                                                                                                                      gentle and friendly. Starter flocks
   It just made sense to bring them together.                      1. Faster installation time                                          box. Call after 7:30 p.m. Orange              available. Charlotte (802) 425-5570
   Mueller, the first in North America with a cooler-                                                                                    (802) 476-3331 (10/28)                        (10/14)
                                                                   2. Faster cleaning
   mounted wash and control system to offer the                                                                                                                                     Registered Columbia ram lamb, twin,
   following improved benefits:
                                                                   3. Less water usage                                                Sheep & Related Items
                                                                   4. Auto chemical dosing                                            Registered Columbia ram lamb, twin,            born in February. $200. Lincoln x
                                                                   5. Back flow contamination prevention                                 born in February. $200. Maplewood            Columbia ram lamb, born April
                                                                   6. Adjustable water temperatures                                     Farm, Calais 802-223-5401.                   1st. $100. Maplewood Farm, Calais
                                                                   7. Monitoring of all cooling and washing phases                      (10/14)                                      802-223-5401. (10/28)
                                                                   8. Programmable Logic Controller                                                                                Registered natural colored Border
                                                                                                                                      KAHTADINS are a meat and dairy
                                                                                                                                        sheep who need no shearing. We               Leicester X yearling ram. Was
                                                                                                                                        have mature ewes, ewe lambs and              shown very successfully this show
                                                                                                                                        ram lambs for sale now. South                season. Champion ram in his class,
                                                                                                                                        Ryegate 584-3769. (10/14)                    4-H and open show at Addison
                                                                                                                                                                                     County Fair, 1st plact Orleans
                                                                                                                                      Katahdin/White Dorper Ram: Two                 County Fair. Champion Ram in
                                                                   3598 VT Route 105                                                    year old, large framed, long ram.            his class, 4-H and open show at
                                                                                                                                        Single born to triplet raised yearling       Champlain Valley Fair. Poultney, Ed
                                                              Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
                                                                                                                                        ewe. 60d Act. Wt. 55#, 120d Act.             Lewis, (802) 287-9477 (10/28)
                                                                      802-933-6167                                                      Wt. 92#. Never tasted grain or a
                                                                   Fax: 802-933-8859                                                    medication, including deworm-              Two year old registers polled Icelandic
                                                                                                                                        ing agents. (802) 295-3211, North                           continued on page 10
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                                                                                      MARKET REPORT
                                                                                                        Northampton, MA • September 20, 2005
    Wholesale Prices
             October 5, 2005                                                                                 All prices are per hundredweight on the hoof unless otherwise indicated.
                                                                                                                   Source: Northampton Cooperative Auction Association, Inc.
Wholesale prices paid per dozen
for Vermont Grade A brown eggs                         Calves:                                    LOW                        HIGH                           Cows:                                                         LOW        HIGH
delivered to retail stores..                           Good & Choice: 45-60 lbs . . . . . . . . . . 6.00                     12.00       cwt                Canners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       11.00      38.00     cwt
                                                                      61-75 lbs . . . . . . . . . 27.00                      46.00       cwt                Cutters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     40.50      50.25     cwt
Burlington:                                                                                                                                                 Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   51.00      59.75     cwt
                                                                      76-90 lbs . . . . . . . . . 50.00                      54.00       cwt
    Jumbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.61
                                                                      91-105 lbs . . . . . . . . 50.00                       60.00       cwt
    X-Large . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.20                                                                                                                   Hogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.00          32.00    cwt
                                                                      106 lbs and up . . . . . 55.00                                     cwt
    Large . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.10                                                                                                                 Boars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00                    cwt
    Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . $.75              Farm Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.50          460.00       cwt                Shoats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None                    cwt
                                                       Starter Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104.00          122.50       cwt                Feeder Pigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.00             40.00    each
Market, supply and demand good.
                                                       Feeder Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85.00          106.00       cwt                Lambs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.00          150.00    cwt
     You can find more reports                          Vealers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.00      108.00       cwt                Sheep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00           70.00    cwt
             online at                                 Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.50     69.00       cwt                Goats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.00          205.00    each
     http://www.ams.usda.gov/                          Heifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.00       63.50       cwt                Rabbits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.50          12.00    each
          marketnews.htm                               Replacement Heifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None                            each
                                                       Steers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.00       68.50      cwt                Hay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00           3.55    bale
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                                                               Vermont Produce Price Summary
                                                                                                        September 21, 2005

     COMMODITY:                                 RANGE              AVERAGE             COMMODITY:                                  RANGE              AVERAGE                  COMMODITY:                                         RANGE       AVERAGE
    Apples:                                                                               Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.33 – 0.70     . . . . . . .0.51           Pumpkins
       MacIntosh, 1/2 peck: . . . . . . 3.50 - 4.99            . . . . . . .4.00       Eggplant:                                                                                  Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 - 8.00    . . . . . . .3.42
       Other, Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 – 1.49      . . . . . . .0.97          Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 - 1.80     . . . . . . .1.43              Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 - 0.29   . . . . . . .0.28
    Raspberries, Red:                                                                  Garlic:                                                                                 Squash, Acorn:
       Pint: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.50 - 4.00                              Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.75 - 0.89     . . . . . . .0.81              Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.80 - 0.89
    Beans, Shell:                                                                      Kale:                                                                                   Squash, Buttercup:
       Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50 - 2.40                              Bunch: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50 - 1.50       . . . . . . .1.50              Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 - 0.80
    Beans, Green:                                                                      Leeks:                                                                                  Squash, Hubbard:
       Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.99 - 2.40   . . . . . . .2.20          Bunch: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.75 - 0.80                                      Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.39 - 0.80
    Beans, Wax:                                                                        Lettuce, Head:                                                                          Squash, Summer:
       Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00 - 2.40                              Head: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 - 1.75      . . . . . . .1.42              Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.99 - 1.35   . . . . . . .1.21
    Beets:                                                                             Lettuce, Loose Leaf:                                                                    Squash, Zucchini:
       Bunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 - 1.25       . . . . . . .0.95          Head: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 - 1.50                                     Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.99 - 1.35   . . . . . . .1.21
    Broccoli:                                                                          Onions:                                                                                 Swiss Chard:
       Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50 - 2.00                              Lb.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 - 0.85   . . . . . . .0.75              Bunch: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 - 1.50      . . . . . . .1.28
    Cabbage, Green:                                                                    Parsley:                                                                                Tomatoes, #1:
       Head: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.80 - 1.00                                Bunch: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 - 1.50                                      Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.95 - 2.49   . . . . . . .2.14
       Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.75 – 0.75                           Peppers, Green:                                                                         Tomatoes, Canner:
    Cabbage, Red:                                                                         Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.50 - 0.50                                    Lb: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.35 - 0.50
       Head: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.80 - 1.00                                Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.99 – 2.50                                Tomatoes, Cherry:
    Carrots, No Tops:                                                                  Peppers, Hot:                                                                              Pint: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50 - 2.00   . . . . . . .1.87
       Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 - 1.25   . . . . . . .1.02          Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.20 - 0.35     . . . . . . .0.28           Cilantro:
    Cauliflower:                                                                       Peppers, Sweet:                                                                            Bunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 – 1.50
       Head: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.79 - 2.00                                Each:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.50 - 0.60                                 Dill:
    Corn, Sweet:                                                                       Potatoes, US#1:                                                                            Bunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 – 1.50     . . . . . . .1.25
       Dozen: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.50 – 5.00      . . . . . . .4.25          Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.65 – 1.25    . . . . . . .0.90
    Cucumbers, Salad:                                                                     Red, Lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.60 – 1.25       . . . . . . .0.83


       We also received prices for the following, but not enough to report: watermelon, dried                              defined as organic by the producer and are not limited to certified organic produce.
    beans, beet greens,cantaloup, scallions, picling cukes, basil. We did not report a price if only                          If you have questions regarding this summary, please contact Reenie De Geus at (802)
    one was received. No average is reported when there are only two prices reported for the                               828-3832. This summary is available on our website at http://www.vermontagriculture.com
    same crop and the same units. Some units, such as “bunch” are variable, making the price                                  THIS WILL BE THE LAST REPORT OF THE SEASON.
    range larger than it would be for a more standardized unit. Organic prices are for goods                               Thank you for your participation.
October 7, 2005                                                                                                                                                                           9



                        VERMONT VEGETABLE AND BERRY NEWS
                                      Manchester, NH and will include       farmers and Extension staff and        and the Connecticut Agricultural      Places, and Plants’. Roger also
                                      24 educational sessions over 3        researchers.                          Experiment Station – in coopera-      hosted ‘Victory Garden’ for many
                                      days, covering major vegetable,                                             tion with the U.S. Department of      years.
                                      berry and tree fruit crops as             A “Farmer to Farmer” session      Agriculture.                             The pre-registration fee to
                                      well as various special topics. A     will be held after each morning                                             attend any part or all of the con-
                                      Farmer-to-Farmer meeting after        and afternoon session to allow           The 3-day educational pro-         ference or trade show is $60 for
                                      each morning and afternoon ses-       speakers and farmers the opportu-     gram offers 4 concurrent sessions      the first member of a farm busi-
                                      sion will bring speakers and farm-    nity for informal, in-depth discus-   each morning and afternoon. On ness and $30 for each additional
                                      ers together for informal, in-depth   sion of the issues they find to be     Tuesday, December 13 the ses-         member (family or employee)
                                      discussion on certain issues.         most critical.                        sions are on strawberries, toma-      when pre-registered with first
                                         This conference is put together        There is also an extensive        toes, biorational and biological      member. The pre-registration fee
compiled by Vern Grubinger,           with close collaboration between      Trade Show with over 100 exhib-       pest control, potatoes, leafy greens, for students (high school or col-
University of Vermont Extension       growers and Extension from            itors. We hope that you will enjoy    root crops, and tree fruit. On        lege) is $20 each when pre-regis-
(802) 257-7967 ext. 13, or vernon.    across the region. The steer-         your time here, and meet with         Wednesday, December 14 ses-           tered by the instructor. There is an
grubinger@uvm.edu                     ing committee gathers the best        fellow growers, advisors, research-   sions are on tree fruit, pumpkins,    additional fee of $10 for 1st/2nd
www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry             speakers from within our region       ers, and industry representatives.    blueberries, soil health, green-      person for late registration or
                                      and across the country to let you     We want you to leave with new         house tomatoes, and organic. The walk-ins. Pre-registration must be
                                      know about the latest innovations     ideas and new information that        sessions on Thursday, December        received by November 30, 2005.
Mark Your Calendars                   and advances in the fruit and veg-    will have a positive impact on        15 are on viticulture, sweet corn,    An earlier distribution of this
                                      etable industry.                      your farm.                            cucurbits, brambles, winter grow- press release contained inaccurate
   The New England Vegetable             Twenty-five educational ses-            The event is sponsored by         ing, sweet corn, peppers and egg- information on registration fees.
& Berry Conference and the            sions over three days will mix the    the New England Vegetable &           plant, and cut flowers.                The fees list above are accurate.
New England Fruit Meeting             best theory and practice regarding    Berry Growers Association and                                                  Additional information on
have officially merged into the         major fruit, berry and vegetable      the Massachusetts Fruit Grower’s         The Annual Banquet of the          the New England Vegetable and
New England Vegetable and Fruit       crops. Virtually every session        Association in conjunction with       New England Vegetable and             Berry Conference and the New
Conference, which will be held        – from “Strawberry I” on Tuesday      the Universities of Connecticut,      Berry Growers Association will        England Fruit Meeting, including
every two years. The conference       morning to “Sweet Corn School”        Massachusetts, New Hampshire,         be held during the conference, on downloadable registration materi-
will be held this December 13,        on Thursday afternoon will            Rhode Island,Vermont and              Wednesday evening. The speaker al, may be found at http://www.
14, 15 at the Radisson Hotel in       include the perspective of both       Maine, as well Cornell University     will be Roger Swain from ‘People, newenglandvfc.org/.




Youth Take Their Place Next to                                                                                    family, who had all three of their
                                                                                                                  children producing and selling
                                                                                                                                                            As for empowering youth, the
                                                                                                                                                        story of the young gentleman

Vendors at Farmers Market This
                                                                                                                  stamped cards, shared with me         who sold strawberry shortcake at
                                                                                                                  that they had never made it to        the market was a perfect example.

Summer
                                                                                                                  the Friday night market before        The boy had been asking his
                                                                                                                  and now they were sure to come        parents for a special product
                                                                                                                  back again. The whole family          from a local downtown store.
                                                                                                                          really enjoyed the market.    His mother, who is a vendor at
By Abbie Nelson, NOFA-VT              products. It was a spe-
                                                                                                                             The Youth Market           the market, saw the flyer for the
                                      cial Youth Market Day
                                                                                                                          Day at the Bellows Falls      youth market day and mentioned
    “Care to buy some poison ivy      sponsored by NOFA-
                                                                                                                          Farmers Market was one        it to her son suggesting it might
cure? It really works!” an enthu-     VT that was happening
                                                                                                                          of many such events at        be a great way for him to start
siastic vendor called out to me as    in conjunction with
                                                                                                                          farmers markets through-      earning money toward what he
I passed by his table. “I only have   our regularly scheduled
                                                                                                                          out the state this sum-       wanted. The boy decided to
one left. They have been selling      farmers market that hap-
                                                                                                                          mer. I, along with the        make strawberry shortcake--pick-
fast!”                                pens every Friday night.
                                                                                                                          other NOFA-VT Farm to         ing strawberries from a local farm
    I stopped to puruse his prod-     The venison stew (made
                                                                                                                          School Mentors that are       and making the cakes at home.
ucts, which ranged from fresh cut     from a deer that the
                                                                                                                          regionally based through-     On the day of the market, his
culinary herbs to the poison ivy      youth had hunted) and
                                                                                                                          out the state, organized      shortcakes were a big hit and he
cure. He was proud of his efforts      strawberry short cake
                                                                                                                          Youth Market Days at          sold out long before the market
and was excited to share those        vendors provided a lot                there. Regular customers were                 farmer’s markets through-     ended that night. When figuring
efforts with me and anyone else        of market goers with their din-       excited to see something new          out Vermont. There were 16            out his profits for the night (he
who came by his table. I decided      ner that night. Also, the range of    at the market and new visitors        Youth Markets during July and         had to pay his mom back for all
to pass on the poison ivy cure,       crafts done by youth ranging in       thought the market was exciting       August. These events provided         of the raw ingredients first) he
but I did buy some wonderful          age from 6 to 16 years old was        and were enticed to come back         area youth the opportunity to         was excited to find that he had
fresh basil and mint from him.        truly impressive.                     on other days. Most vendors           grow or make items at home and        enough to pay for the toy. He
    Although the start of the             As a vendor at the Bellows        saw an increase in sales for a day    then sell them at their local farm-   and his dad made it to the store
Bellows Falls Farmers Market          Falls Market, I was truly excited     that would normally have been         ers market. The main hopes of         before it closed that evening.
on July 8th was plaugued by the       by Youth Market Day. The              really slow due to the very rainy     the youth days are to empower             With the success at this year’s
remnants of a tropical storm, Isaac   energy and excitement that the        weather. With youth vendor            youth and to expose them and          markets, NOFA-VT looks for-
(of the poison ivy tincture) and      kids brought to the market was        family and friends adding to the      their families to local, nutritious   ward to organizing this special
nine other youth braved the ele-      contagious. They added a level of     customer base for the day there       foods and to accessible ways of       market day at even more Vermont
ments and set up tables displaying    festivity to the market that made     was a lot more people and spend-      purchasing it.                        markets next growing season!
their homemade and homegrown          market visitors excited to be         ing power at the market. One
10                                                                                                                                                                            October 7, 2005




                                                                                   CLASSIFIEDS
  ewes for sale, one black & white
  spotted $200, and one moorit $300.
                                           Wanted – Nearly new chain to fit
                                             Badger barn cleaner with counter                            Vermont Farm Awarded
                                                                                                        Renewable Energy Grant
  OBO. Both bred as ewe lambs                clockwise rotation. Could use
  and are quite friendly. The moorit         approximately 350 feet, will take
  is from champion fleece lines, her          smaller amounts. Randolph Center
  mother won “Best of Show Icelandic         (802) 728-5241 (10/14)



                                                                                     D
  Fleece” and “Champion Fleece”
                                           Wanted – Black Angus bull, 6-24                    eer Flats Farm of           from the neighboring Cleveland        Program, a critical partner in this
  at Rhinebeck, NY Sheep & Wool
  Festival in 2001, she also is milky.       months, grade or registered. Cabot               West Pawlet,VT is the       Farm, which milks 125 cows.           project. Small businesses can
  Cornwall (802) 462-2988 (10/28)            (802) 563-2756 (10/14)                           recipient of a $203,550        “We are delighted to provide       also use the Renewable Energy/
                                           Wanted – 25-35 KW Generator, good         Renewable Energy Grant.              funding for this project which        Energy Efficiency Grant Program
Sugaring Equipment                           condition. Call Highgate (802)          Owners Dick and Rich Hulett          will help two Vermont dairy           for renewable energy systems and
1996 6’ x 15’ D&G evaporator, welded
  stainless with extra front pan, hood,
                                             868-7650 (10/14)                        milk 250 cows and raise crops on     farms expand their income, as         energy efficiency improvements.
  barometric damper.Very good shape        Wanted – Leader Evaporator pre-           500+ acres.                          well as improve the environment       In addition to grants, guaranteed
  $3900. 2001 CDL vacuum releaser            heater to fit a 4’ 5’ or 6’ wide flue        The grant is one of 150 grants    and support renewable energy          loans are now available. We are
  suitable for 12500 taps, $695. Also        pan, the steam hood is not needed.      totaling $21 million recently        ” said Jolinda LaClair of USDA        hopeful that more businesses and
  (2000) 11/64 stainless spouts, (great      Whitingham (802) 368-7672               provided nationally by USDA          Rural Development. “The               farms will consider projects and
  for small trees) $.25 each. Dave           (10/14)                                 that involve a wide range of         Hulett family farm is an out-         utilize this program.”
  Folino, Bristol, 802 453 5462.
  (10/14)                                  Wanted – Horned Dorset Ram.               wind, solar, biomass, geothermal     standing example of a small farm         Renewable Energy and
                                             Tel. Bennington (802) 442-6174          and conservation technologies.       using innovative methods to stay      Energy Efficiency applications
Excellent for maple syrup, Model             (10/14)                                 Grants were made to farmers,         viable in today’s farm economy.       are accepted on a year-round
  78 DeLaval vacuum pump w/7 _
  hp motor, good condition, $600.          Wanted – I am looking for a Massey        cooperatives and rural small busi-   They were the first farm in VT         basis and a streamlined applica-
  Bradford (802) 222-4292 (10/14)            Ferguson double bottom plow             nesses in 32 states.                 to complete a comprehensive           tion process has been developed
                                             Model #66 or MF triple beam                The Deer Flats Farm grant         nutrient management plan and          for projects of less than $200,000.
3 1/2 x 10 ft wood evaporator, G. H.         plow. Need rear guide wheel assem-      will fund 25% of the cost of con-    were honored with the Dairy           For more information contact
   Grimm, SS pans, lead free, extra          bly and shaft. Call Joe at (802) 223-
   front pan, pre-heater and pan             7970 (10/28)                            structing a new farm biogas proj-    of Distinction Award in 2003.         Lyn Millhiser at 802-828-6031
   washer, $5,500. OBO. Pittsford,VT                                                 ect. The project will use technol-   Rural Development is proud to         or 6069.
   (802) 747-1490 (10/14)                  Wanted - 3pth.bale spear in good con-     ogy from Saratoga Biogas LLC to      be able to assist them with this         Further information on rural
                                             dition and reasonably priced. Call
                                                                                     convert farm manure, corn silage     biogas project. We also commend       programs is available at http://
Wanted                                       (802)948-2744 (10/28)
                                                                                                                                                                www.rurdev.usda.gov/vt .
Wanted - 10 hp engine for an old                                                     and haylage to produce biogas to     CVPS and their Cow Power
                                           Wanted: McCormick-Deering #7 or           power a 180kW generator. The
  Ford LT110, preferably cheap or
                                             #9 Horse Drawn Mowers, also John        energy will be sold to CVPS as
  free, for an 11-year old boy to put
                                             Deere #4 Horse Drawn Mowers.

                                                                                                                                          CALENDAR
  in his old lawn tractor for pulling.                                               part of the Cow Power Program.
                                             Looking for good condition, in
  Also weights suitable for attaching                                                Waste heat from the process will
                                             order to mow with it. Please
  to the same lawn tractor. Call (802)
  462-2165. (10/14)
                                             Call St. Albans (802) 524-9454.         be used to heat reactor tanks and
                                             (10/28)                                 provide on-site heat for the farm.      Spanish Classes
Wanted - Jersey milk cow, also new                                                   The project will also use manure
  born Jersey heifer calf. Will consid-
                                           Wanted - Jamesway shuttle stroke gut-                                                 Free Spanish classes, dairy/ag. focus. All welcome. Bridport,
                                             ter cleaner parts.WIC 45 silage cart.                                           St. Bernadette’s Parish Hall, (Rte. 22A & Middle Rd.),
  er grade or registered. Williamstown
                                             32ft. silage conveyer. #75 Delaval                                              Wednesdays 7-8:30pm starting October 12th. Call or email
  802) 476-3254 (10/14)
                                             vacuum pump and timer/converter
Wanted- Looking for sheeps milk to           box. Williamstown (802) 433-5837          FREE TO ALL                           Susannah McCandless (545-2525, susannahmcc@yahoo.com)
                                                                                                                             for info.
  make a special sheep-goat blend
  aged cheese. Need about 20 gallons
                                             (10/28)
                                                                                        FARMERS
                                           Wanted – Surge piston pump, SP-11
  a week for a whole season. Will pay
  premium prices. Contact Angela
                                             or SP-22, any condition. (802)                    Free tires
                                             483-2870 (10/28)
  Miller at 802-645-9928 or email                                                         to cover your silage
  angela@milleragency.net. (10/14)         Wanted – Pair of young grey per-              We will deliver FREE
                                             cheron geldings. New Haven
Wanted - Large Sorrel Donkey that will                                                  to any farm in Vermont.
                                             (802) 453-5316 or (802) 324-1190
  breed Belgian Mares. Call 518-561-
                                             (10/28)                                         Call us today.
  8941 or email cdfarm@superior.net
  Plattsburgh, NY (10/14)
Wanted - Looking for sheeps milk to                                                       Bolduc’s Salvage
  make a special sheep-goat blend aged
  cheese. Need about 20 gallons a
                                                                                             Montpelier
  week for a whole season. Will pay                                                          223-7917
  premium prices. Contact Angela
  Miller at 802-645-9928 or email
  angela@milleragency.net. (10/14)
Wanted – Wood-slat snow fence, 30-50
  ft. rolls, need up to 500 ft. Burhans,
  So. Albany (802) 755-6842 (10/14)
Wanted – Seeking bids from experi-
  enced pole barn builders to con-
  struct new barn in Castleton before
  snow flies or possible spring con-
  struction. References please. Call
  land owner at (802) 363-8668 and
  leave number for call back. (10/14)
October 7, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                11




                                                                       FLIGHT PATH
Time and again, beekeepers are asked    least if my women friends are        I got the call that my bees had         tion is often: Why? What caused       that they visited. I think this is a
why they enjoy their hobby so much.     to be believed -- when they are      arrived and were ready to pick          you to take that up? There are        worthy goal for us, too – to leave
The sister of VBA member Jack           threatened by information or         up. Excellent.                          many answers to that question.        people and places better off for
Rath, a veterinarian from Dorset,       potential tasks that they would           I must admit to being              It was, in part, my own curios-       the fact that we were there.
charmingly summed up many of            rather not know about. I suppose     momentarily daunted by the              ity about how it all works. It            I also admire the way that bees
beekeeping’s attractions in a college   I could understand his reluctance    idea of riding in an enclosed van       was also an attempt to slip some      instinctively adjust their activi-
address, which is excerpted below:      to consort with creatures that       with a hive of bees for an hour,        science into my 12-year-old           ties and focus according to the



Y
                                        scared him to death. You see, he     but Mrs. Ford, the bee distribu-        daughter’s life. I have also, in      needs of the hive. Changes in
        ou could say that I grew        had the great misfortune of step-    tor, assured me that we would           recent years, been more inten-        temperature, food and water sup-
        up with bees. My older          ping on a hive of yellow jackets     just block their doorway for the        tional about actually doing the       ply, the lack of a Queen or the
        brother started keeping         as a kid and hence, did not view     trip. Except for one errant bee         things that I have always thought     presence of several all trigger dif-
bees in our backyard when I             bees with the same fondness as       exploring the back of the van,          of doing. (Ask my poor long           ferent activities designed to keep
was in junior high school. The          I. I wouldn’t call it a full-blown   the trip was uneventful and soon,       suffering husband about the ice        the hive in balance because the
bees were just a part of the fam-       phobia, but it was close…            with the aid of my husband and          rink sometime). It’s also part of     survival of the colony depends on
ily. And when Jack went off                 [While her husband declined       daughter – who by now was also          an on-going struggle to achieve       it. I love that.
to college, I was occasionally          to have a hive on their property,    intrigued - the bees were safely        balance in my life. If you’re not         Of course, there are all kinds
summoned into service when              she was able to persuade friends     ensconced in their new home.            careful your job can become your      of metaphoric possibilities hav-
unhappy neighbors called to             to] “Give my bees a little plot of       Throughout the summer I             life and you need to make sure        ing to do with queens, workers,
report a swarm of bees in their         land in their back yard – which is   have visited them weekly to see         that you do the things that feed      drones – and I’m not going there.
yard. Although at the time I            adjacent to a stream and an apple    how their work is progressing           your soul. My bees do that for        Suffice it to say that I am in awe
grumbled about having to climb          orchard and all kinds of pollen      and make sure that they have            me.                                   of the bee community, where
ladders and saw off braches with         producing vegetation. It was         enough room to expand their                 But why am I telling you          each bee and group of bees has
huge clumps of bees attached to         perfect.                             – our – stores of honey. I am           this? It’s because I think there is   a role to play that contributes
them, I secretly thought it was            With my brother’s guidance, I     amazed by them and look for-            a great deal to learn from bees.      to the success of the commu-
really cool.                            ordered my hive and equipment        ward to my weekly visits. Some          For example, I love the fact that,    nity and when it is all working
    Over the years, I would occa-       – a helmet and veil, long gloves,    visits require stirring them up a       in the process of gathering nectar    as it should, the end product is
sionally say out loud to my poor,       a hive tool, a smoker – and I        bit and for those I don my full         and pollen, bees not only do not      SWEET.
long suffering husband that I            ordered my bees. Although            protective regalia; and, I have yet     harm the flower, they perform               Bottom line: I consider it a
would like to get some bees of          you can apparently have them         to be stung.                            the service of pollination. The       privilege to be connected with
my own. His usual response was          delivered through the mail, mine         When I confess to people that       flower is better off for the fact       my community of bees.
feigned deafness, a technique           came from a couple that became       I am a beekeeper, their first ques-
which I have come to understand         professional beekeepers when
as a defense mechanism -- appar-        they were unable to make a go
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                     Saving Fuel Expense with the
                        Farm Tractor/Combine?
From Glenn Rogers,                     3. Remove extra ballast. Extra                                                                               10. Put on the calendar for
UVM Extension                             weight is commonly used to                                                                                   next spring to use post-



A
                                          properly ballast the tractor for                                                                             emergence herbicides for
          ccording to the Farm            field operations since heavy                                                                                  annual grass and broad-leaf
          Credit’s Northeast Dairy        draft loads require more bal-                                                                                weed control. By applying
          Farm summary farms              last than lighter loads. On the                                                                              the post-emergence herbicides
with 115 cows paid $13,340 for            other hand, if it is convenient                                                                              after the crops and the weeds
fuel, oil and gas in 2004. This           and you are seeing a period of                                                                               emerge, producers know the
year costs will be considerably           time ahead when ballast are                                                                                  crop’s seedling plant population
higher. Below are tips to increase        not needed, then remove the                                                                                  and the infestation of weed
fuel efficiencies and keep fuel             extra weight to reduce roll-                                                                                 species present.
costs similar to 2004 levels.             ing resistance, improve fuel
                                          economy and reduce soil com-                                                                              11. Tractors, pickups and
1. Match field equipment to                paction.                                                                                                     farming go together.
   the appropriate sized trac-                                                                                                                         Research has shown that one
   tor. If excess tractor horse-       4. Tire pressure, tire tread,                                                                                   of the largest users of fuel
   power is used for the job, fuel        and tire loading make a                                                                                      involves the pick-up truck.
   efficiency declines dramatically.        big difference. On a good                Fuel consumption varies widely due to                                However, where possible, com-
   Conversely, if a small horse-          day, about 70% of the power                                                                                  bine trips for equipment, feed,
   powered tractor is used and            delivered to the tractor axle
                                                                               variations in tractor efficiency, soil moisture                           crop needs, and to arrange for
   the tractor becomes overloaded
   for the job, fuel efficiency also
                                          actually makes it to the draw-
                                          bar and tires are the conduits
                                                                               conditions, crop yields, and other factors, but                         other agri-business services and
                                                                                                                                                       groceries at the same time. Use
   suffers. In many situations,            that deliver that power to              these items can help you cut fuel bills.                             the telephone or the home
   research studies show that a           the ground. Tires should be                                                                                  computer to reduce trips to
   large front-wheel assist tractor       inflated to the correct pressure.                                                                             town.
   or four-wheel drive tractor            Over-inflated tires rut soft fall
   may actually provide the best          soils, decrease traction, increase   6. Use the right fuel for the         are application charges they      Remember that fuel con-
   fuel efficiency if it is appropri-       sidewall wear, and more. Those          season. Winter fuels are a bit     may be able to do so with      sumption varies widely due to
   ately sized to a large field or         old worn tires are more effi-             lighter to improve viscosity       more cost and fuel efficient     variations in tractor efficiency, soil
   tillage implement. A good rule         cient than the new tires, unless        but have less energy per gal-      applicators.                   moisture conditions, crop yields,
   of thumb is to usually select          fighting fall mud. The worn              lon. Thus losing fuel efficiency.                                   and other factors, but the above
   the smallest and lightest trac-        lugs don’t bend and they result         Thus don’t run winter fuels                                       items can help you cut fuel bills.
   tor for the job that needs to be       in more tire on the ground              too early this fall nor too late
   done to enhance fuel efficien-           and thus more power going to            next spring.
   cy and reduce soil compaction.         the ground. Overloading tires
                                          not only causes pre-mature tire      7. Keep that tractor shiny and
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   down to save fuel” is a                compaction and decreased roll-          It hard to believe that wind       friend who would like to, all you have to do is fill out the
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   the use of engine RPM’s. Fall
   harvesting takes power but, you        maintenance as we head                                                     05620-2901.
                                                                               8. Next spring reduce the
   can improve fuel efficiency up           into the winter and again               number of trips associated
   to 20% by reducing engine              prior to next spring’s work.            with tillage and final seed-        Name
   RPM and shifting to a higher           Take time to properly clean             bed preparation. One way is        Address
   gear. The recommendation               air and fuel systems includ-            to try a no-till planting system
   is to “gear up and throttle            ing replacement of filters. Also                                            City
                                                                                  where field and growing season
   down” on jobs requiring less           be sure to properly lubricate           conditions permit. Also reduce     State/Zip
   than 65% of full engine power.         tractors and equipment as               the depth of tillage associated
                                          this will result in enhanced                                               Telephone
   However, in all cases, read the                                                with seedbed preparation if
   guidelines that come with the          fuel efficiency and equipment             you are using a mulch-till or      E-mail
   tractor and do not overload the        operation. The use of the               reduced-till system.
   engine.                                right lubricants and following
                                          the maintenance schedule will        9. Plan now to custom apply
                                          not only extend the life of the         herbicides and fertilizer
                                          tractor but also will increase its      next spring. Although there
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