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 2 October 7, 2005 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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; firstname.lastname@example.org) $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 email@example.com (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- firstname.lastname@example.org (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” 4 October 7, 2005 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 email@example.com (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 October 7, 2005 5 MARKETPLACE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. (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, firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (10/28) Call 518-561-8941 or email good, $1,750. Wolcott (802) 888- 1st cut square bales - $2.00-$3.00. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com 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 6 October 7, 2005 MARKETPLACE Washington County 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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 October 7, 2005 7 CLASSIFIEDS Two female donkeys, mother and 4 (802) 453-5316 or (802) 324-1190 Male (intact) llama, 16 months old, Tamworth piglets, organically Pomfret, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 8 October 7, 2005 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 This is the web source for USDA Market News 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 DISABILITY INSURANCE DESIGNED FOR FARMERS ently shared by many men, at of their dairy farm. In late May, Eligibility: ages 18 – 60, minimum herd size, 24 head or farm size, 240 acres, plus full-time participation in the farm operation. Larger farms provide for greater beneﬁts. Spouses working 30 or more hours in the farm operation are also eligible for beneﬁts. Discounts are available for members of approved associations. The carrier is Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company, 300 SW Adams St., Peoria, IL, 61634 (website: http://www.illinoismutual.com) represented by: EDUCATIONAL VIDEO L. 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Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Mail to: 58 East State Street, Suite 5 Montpelier, VT 05602 Bonnie Tucker Dept. of Animal Science University of Vermont www.VEDA.org 102 Terrill, 570 Main St. Burlington,VT 05405 12 October 7, 2005 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 Subscribe to Agriview 2. “Gear up and throttle wear, it causes increased soil treat it like new every day. If you would like to subscribe to Agriview, or have a 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 good guideline to follow. ing resistance, increasing fuel resistance aﬀects the overall form below and return it to us with a check for $12 made Just as sizing the tractor to the consumption. eﬃciency of the tractor but it payable to: Agriview, c/o Vermont Agency of Agriculture equipment is important, so isn’t does. 5. Perform general tractor and send it to 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier,VT 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 fuel eﬃciency.