Farming Magazine - August, 2009


Empire Farm Days

August 11-13, Seneca Falls, N.Y.

This year’s show marks the 76th anniversary of the Empire Farm Days, held August 11-13 at the Rodman Lott & Sons Farm in Seneca Falls, N.Y. The 300-plus acre site will host more than 600 exhibitors, as well as 70,000 farmers from all over the United States and Canada.

Highlights for 2009 will include Ag Leader Luncheon; Beef Center; Cornell Center at Empire Farm Days; DairyProfit Seminars; Equine Seminars; GPS Precision Agriculture Test Drive; Grange Relaxation Center; Grange Rescue Dog Obi; Junior Dairy Leaders Graduation; Mortality Composting Demonstration; NYCAMH Safety - Farming is Dangerous: Learn How to Protect Yourself & Your Farm Family; NY Farm Bureau Family Center; Old Iron and GPS-Equipped Tractors on Parade; 2009 Empire State Potato Growers Scholarship Winner Corey Reed to be Honored; Switchgrass Demo; Tractor Contest Tests Young Operators Skills; Welding Contest; Wine and Cheese Tasting; and much more!

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Parking is $5, but show entrance is free.

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Visit these folks at the show!

Advanced Comfort Tech.

Dual Chamber cow waterbeds eliminate skin abrasions and hock swelling and keep teat ends dry. Life expectancy of 15 to 20 years.


SSD Manure Management Systems help reduce the risk of runoff and ground-water contamination. Available in 10, 12, 15, 20 and 30-foot widths.

AgCore, Inc.

Distributors for Remlinger, My-D  Han-D, Tonutti, Danuser, Highline and Harvestec.

Alfred State College

Train hands-on in dairy, grazing, direct marketing, vegetable or fruit production, as well as a wide range of farming skills.

Anderson Equipment

The Hybrid In-Line Round & Square Bale Wrapper handles both bale styles and features hydraulic rise up kit, hydraulic braking and steering, self-propelled traction wheels and more.


BCS offers lawn mowers, sickle bar mowers, chippers and shredders, tillers, snowblowers, sweepers and more.

Bergman Mfg.

The AGRI-Speed Hitch is a PTO-compatible drawbar mount designed to ease the process of hitching/unhitching a range of farm implements.

Bernie Riopel Mfg.

Bernie Riopel Mfg. will have on display Fabrication S Houle buckets and grapples, as well as Equipment Tremzac shavers.

Built-Rite Mfg.

Offering a completely line of firewood products including commercial wood splitters, processors, conveyors and log loaders.

Can Am Precast Products Ltd.

Manufacturer of agricultural precast products, including T-walls ranging from 6 to 12 feet wide, H-style feeders and various styles of slats up to 13 feet 4 inches wide.


Manufactur­er of maple sugaring eq-uipment, including wood pellet evaporators, small producers ROs and the Intens-o-fire II wood evaporator.

CLAAS of America

The UNIWRAP has twin 29.5-inch wrapping arms, enabling the bale to be stretch wrapped with six layers of stretch film and a 52 percent overlap in a 35 seconds.

Cummings & Bricker

Distributor of farm, forest and lawn and garden equipment throughout the Northeast.

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

DFA Northeast represents almost 1,600 member farms, producing 2.8 billion pounds of milk annually. Offering  competitive prices, programs and services.

Dairylea Cooperative, Inc.

Farmer-owned ag marketing and service organization with more than 2,500 member farms and the goal of maximizing returns at the farm.

Danuser Industrial Group

The Danuser .5-yard-capacity auger bucket mixes, transports and dispenses a range of materials; .75-yard-capacity capable with optional hopper extension.

Davon Sales, Inc.

Animal care and livestock handling equipment: fenceline bunks, slats with or without a rubber surface, calving enclosures, hurricane feeders and chutes.

Deep Valley Farm

Fight Bac teat disinfectant from Deep Vally Farm controls mastitis by blowing away milk residue and leaving pure disinfectant at the teat orifice.


The TMR Tracker Feed Management software helps farmers track ration and DMI, feed costs and inventories using a PC and feed mixer.

Dr. Register & Assoc.

Drench products now formulated for organic products. Nia Plus Drench, Cal Drench Plus and Jump Start products.

Eagle Dairy Direct

Offering feed commodities, crop inputs, teat dips and cleaners, animal health products, calf needs and barn equipment.

Earth Blends

Signature products include EarthBlends Advantage and EarthBlends Plus fertilizer pellets that offer alternatives to conventional limes and fertilizers.

Equipments Tremzac, Inc.

Wood shaving machine converts 4 to 8-foot logs to animal bedding. Driven by tractor’s PTO with an adjustable undercut for shaving quality.

Farmer Boy Ag Supply

Farmer Boy Ag Supply sells, delivers and sets feed bins and offers feed bin parts and accessories such as agitators, drive units and controls.

Featherlite Trailers

Offering a wide range of livestock trailers, including bumper pull trailers, gooseneck trailers and semi livestock trailers. New optional Step-Safe rear and center gates.

Ferris Industries

Ferris will be exhibiting a full line of commercial mowers, as well as its new Evolution mower line of commercial riding mowers.

Fingerlakes Construction

Post-frame construction for a wide range of applications since 1969. Customized buildings to suit your needs and your budget.

Frontlink, Inc.

Providing front 3-point hitch and PTO systems for nearly every tractor model. Up to 13,200 pounds of lift capacity; double acting hydraulics with multi-valve.

Grandview Concrete

Specializes in concrete diamond-cut pattern safety grooving with .5-inch-wide grooves by a minimum 3/8-inch deep that act like tile drains.

Grouser Products

Dozer blades for the custom forage harvesting industry. Features include high lift, quick attach, parallel lift and power hydra-mechanical angle.

H&S Mfg.

The XTRACAP Forage Box is available in 17, 19 and 21-foot lengths and features a staggered beater design. A fourth beater option is also available.

Hanova Hills Livestock Equip.

Powder River livestock handling equipment. Products include the Homesteader and Squeeze Chute handling system or the 10-by-10-foot Calving Pen.


Harvestec 4000 series corn heads feature heavy duty gearboxes, individual row clutches and optional shaft drive stalk choppers. Working widths from 15.7 to 21 feet.

Highline Mfg.

Highline’s Rockpicker 6084 and Rockpicker XL78 both feature a standard hydraulic swing away hitch.


Houle offers manure-handling equipment, including free stall cleaners, pumps, agitators, liquid manure spreaders and more.

Husky Farm Equipment Ltd.

The 24-foot Husky Propeller Agitator features a 3-point hitch and handles 24,000 GPM and pit depths up to 12 feet.

J.S. Woodhouse

Distributor for a wide range of implements for agricultural, forestry, light industrial, skid steer attachments, turf and lawn and garden equipment.

Kencove Farm Fence, Inc.

The Tippmann Propane Hammer t-post driver uses a standard 14-ounce propane tank and delivers 700 pounds of driving force for posts up to 2-5/8 inches in diameter.

Kuhn North America, Inc.

Kuhn North American offers a wide range of agricultural and industrial equipment: spreaders, mixers, hay tools and tillage tools.

Lawn Care Distributors

Distributors of a wide range of outdoor power equipment from Sutech, Ramrod, Efco and Grasshopper.

Leader Evaporator

Leader Evaporator’s new Check Valve Adapter does not allow sap to be pulled back from the tubing by the tree during natural freezing and thawing cycles.


Automatic livestock waterers for every need. Each has a 100 percent poly construction and urethane insulation. Energy-free or efficient models available.

Monroe Tractor

Monroe Tractor will have a variety of product lines on display, including Case IH, Case IH Application Equipment, Claas, Krause and GPS systems.

My-D Han-D Mfg. Co., Inc.

Manufacturer of cattle, feed and grain handling equipment, including grain augers and bale or trough elevators.

National Farmers Organization

National Farmers seeks better prices for all of your farm commodities. Marketing professionals work for you and negotiate with major ag industry buyers.


The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health will be holding farm safety and health demonstrations, free skin cancer screenings and much more.

NYS Agricultural Mediation Program

Free, confidential mediation services to settle a wide range of disputes and negotiations from NYS Agricultural Mediation Program.

Northeast Implement

Northeast Implement offers Farmi Skidding Forest Winches, which have removable winch mechanisms and coiling drives to eliminate cable tangles.

Northeast Region Soybean Board

The NRSB enables producers to maximize checkoff dollars by taking advantage of a shared executive and saving on overhead costs associated with an independent office.

North Norwich Sales

North Norwich Motor and Trailer Sales offers new and used trailers; used cars and trucks; and completel auto repair and service.

Nuform Building Technologies, Inc.

Conform is a pre-finished, stay-in-place polymer formwork for concrete walls. Extruded components slide together and create moisture resistant walls for wide variety of applications.

Outback Heating, Inc.

Outback Heating offers Heatmor stainless steel outdoor wood furnaces for heating homes, hot water and much more.

Performance Premixes

Pioneer Hi-Bred products, Quikcow Caps, custom mineral packages, inoculant applicators and the Super Charger foot bath additive.

Remlinger Mfg. Co.

The Precision Strip-Till is available in 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 and 24-row or individual row units to fit your tool bar. Contoured or straight conditioning rollers optional.

Roto Mix LLC

Roto-Mix Vertical Xpress Mixers use a chain and sprocket drive with one right angle gearbox. The low-profile, quick mixing twin screw design handles big bales efficiently.

Salsco, Inc.

Salsco Shaving Mills can produce up to 45 cubic yards per hour; 20 to 60-inch models available in electric, engine or PTO driven. Portable or stationary configurations.

Shaver-Hill Maple

Authorized dealer for Leader Evaporator with a fully stocked showroom. Located in Harpersfield, N.Y.

S.I. Distributing

The SCH EasyCut System cuts soybeans, wheat, small grains and hay crops. Consists of a knife system, roller guides and a pro-drive.


The StepSaver crowd gate enables cows into a milking parlor and features a bell switch on the control box to train cows.

Snapper Pro

Snapper Pro introduces its new line of commercial mowing products including the S800x out-front zero-turn. Also offering walk-behind mowers.

Stubbe’s Precast

Precast cattle slats made of dry cast reinforced CSA concrete with antislip tread finish. Any width or length available up to 4 feet by 13 feet 3 inches.


The R 500 mini round baler produces 22-by-25-inch bales and has a minimum power requirement of 15 hp. Total unit weight is 1,013 pounds.


Valmetal now includes both the Badger line of barn cleaners and chains and silo unloaders and the Hanson Silo line of silage equipment.

Wellscroft Fence Systems

The Fairbrother Rancher Kinghitter post driver features a standard 3-bank hydraulic valve, 3-point linkage rear mounted, single flange beam and much more.

Wagner Companies

The Wagner Companies offer forest management, log purchasing, log trucking, hardwood lumber, pallet logs, bark, chips and sawdust.


Wick Buildings will choose one lucky winner on October 3 to win one of its 30 x 30 x 11 American Classic structures.

Woods Equipment Co.

Offering a full line of loader and backhoe attachments, including BH90-X Groundbreaker-X Backhoes and LC108 Groundmover-X Curved Boom Loaders.

Worksaver, Inc.

Integrated-frame bale spears for John Deere loader models feature all welded frame, quick-attach brackes, bolt-in forged spears and optional bolt-on upright kits.

Yamaha Motor Corp.

The 500cc Yamaha Grizzly FI EPS feature electronic power steering, fully automatic ultramatic transmission, on-command 2WD/4WD with differential-lock and more.

Exhibitor List

Company Lot
4 Ward Sales LLC 111
ABS Global, Inc. 448A
Accelerated Genetics 437A
Adams Supply 612
Advanced Comfort Technology, Inc. 547
AEMSCO, Inc. 729
AerWay Products 432
Ag Bag A Miller St. Nazianz, Inc. Co. 726
Ag Express Electronics 61
Ag Leadership Luncheon 601
AGCO Corp. 719
Agcore, Inc. 218
Agri Business Brokerage Corp./ Lunser Insurance 1048
Agri-Fab & Repair, Inc. 523
Agri-King 443A
Agri-Mark, Inc. 8
Agri-Max 427
Agri-SC/D&D Farm Service 1023
Agri-Slide 311
Agricultural Instruments Corp. 488B
Agriculture Education 400
Agrilight 469B
Agrochem, Inc. 486B
Agromatic/AF Klinzing Co., Inc. 430
Agsourcing International Ltd. 529
Air-Flo Mfg. 412
Aitchison 557
Akey 484B
Albers Dairy Equip, Inc. 533
Alfred State College 1072
All Season Contracting 108
All States Ag Parts 13
Allflex USA, Inc. 468B
Alliance Prod Group 532
Alpine Plant Foods 538
ALS Alumni Assoc./ Reception 400
Alternate Heating Systems LLC 210
Alternative Heating Solutions 223
AM Enterprises 1019
Amans Construction/ Barn Roofing 28
Amazing Sheets 74
American Dairy Assoc. & Dairy Council, Inc. 1005
American Farm Mortgage Co., Inc. 42
American Seed Co., Inc./ Carlton Popcorn 39
Amerigas Propane 712
AN Martin Grain Sys. 602
Anderson Equipment 548
Angeline Elevator 451A
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Svs. 502
Animal Welfare Approved 57
Animart 449A
Antique Power 100
Antique Tractors 100
AR Sandri-Midstate Clean Burn 1011
Archer Daniels Midland 10
Art Farm USA 58
Arts-Way Mfg., Inc. 727
ASA 427
ASAP Interiors LLC 429
Ask The Experts Area 400
Automatic Farm Systems 710
B. Sharp 101
Bag Man LLC 474B
Bambauer Equipment 604
Barden Building Systems 1058
Bath Fitter 69
Befco, Inc. 722
Benco Poly Film LLC 732
Bergman Mfg., Inc. 463A
Bernie Riopel Mfg. Rep. 432
Bibbens Sales & Svc. 206
Big Tex 728
Bill Cram Chevrolet 915
Bobcat of Central NY 219
Boumatic 728
Brillion Farm Equip 608
Buhler 602
Built-Rite Mfg. Corp. 127
Burrows Enterprises, Inc. 550
Bush Hog LLC 520
Butch & Judy’s Curly Fries 515
Butler’s Sales And Service, Inc. 803
CALS Admissions 400
Camping World RV Sales 704
Can Am Precast Prod Ltd. 553
Canns-Bilco Distributors, Inc. 927
Cargill 627
Carroll Equipment 906
Case IH 816
Caterpillar 524
CBM Lighting 455A
CDL Maple Pro, Inc. 49
Central Equipment LLC 304
Central Petroleum Co. (Cen-Pe-Co) 115
Challenger 524
Channel Bio 717
Chemgro Seeds 38
Chris Fesko 1047
CLAAS Of America 821
Clean Cutter Flail & Tiller Blade Co. 1075
Clifton Springs Area YMCA 213
Club Car, Inc. 707
Cockshutt Antique Tractors 100
Commodity & Ingredient Hedging 467B
Community Bank NA 514
Compact Tractor/Skid Steer Ride And Drive 929
Contest Center 929
Conwood Co. LLC 45
Cook Iron Store 307
Corfu Machine Co., Inc. 1029
Corland Seeds Ltd. 446A
Cornell Ag & Food Technology Park 400
Cornell Beef & Sheep Programs 400
Cornell Cooperative Extension 400
Cornell Farm Work Program 400
Cornell University 400
Cornell University/Dept. Animal Science 600
Country Folks 1036, 487B
Country Folks Exhibitor Hospitality Center 613
Country Rode Motowerks 540
Country Woodburners LLC 225
Countryside Building Materials, Inc. 53
Countryway Ins. Co. 1016
Crary 628
Cuff Farm Services 604
Cummings & Bricker, Inc. 314
Custom Marketing Co., Inc. 36
D & W Diesel, Inc. 902
Dairy One Cooperative, Inc. 461A
Dairy Profit Seminar Center 426
DairyBusiness Communications 426
Dairylea Cooperative 427
Dairymaster USA, Inc. 543
Danuser 218
Davis Trailer World LLC 509
Davon Sales, Inc. 501
Deep Valley Farm, Inc. 480B
Demco 725
Demo Tent 130
Dewalt Tools 703
DFA 427
Dickey-John Co. 1043
Dig Safely NY 25
Digi-Star LLC 439A
Diller Equipment 620
Dino Bags 22
Discount Hydraulic Hose.Com 64
Dm Machinery, Inc. 459A
DMS 427
DMS Organic 427
Doeblers 810
Double A Willow 912
Double S Equipment LLC 321
Dr. Register & Inon 482B
Dryden Sertoma/ Ithaca College 918
DTN/ The Progressive Farmer 12
Duo Lift Mfg. Co., 218
Dutchway Pole Barns 921
E Rissler Mfg. LLC 621
E/Z Products 1074
Eagle Dairy Direct 427
Earth Blends, Inc. 809
Eastern Cover-All 408
Eby Trailers, MH 201
Elanco 478B
Elite Sales And Service 122
Elite Vinyl Windows 1012
EMM Sales & Services, Inc. 423
Empire Alpaca Assoc. 21
Empire Livestock 427
Empire Radiator Service 1078
Empire State Meat Goat Prod Assoc. 401
Empire State Milk Quality Council 457A
Empire State Potato Growers Hospitality Center 503
Empire State Quarter Horse Assoc. 600
Empire Tractor 527
Equine Center 600
Erie & Niagara Insurance Assoc. 1032
Fan Separator 440A-441A
Farm Bureau Family Center 918
Farm Credit 536
Farm Family Life & Casualty Insurance Co .1076
Farm Fans, Inc. 218
Farm Services Agency/FSA 502
Farm Works Software 1042
Farmedic 627
Farmer Boy Ag Supply 410
Farmer’s Friend, The 1026
Farming: The Journal of Northeast Ag/Moose River Media 1008
Fastline Publications 1030
Featherlite, Inc. 413
Fellowship Of Christian Farmers 910
Fendt 719
Ferenbaugh, Larry 628
Ferris & Snapper Pro 215
Finger Lakes 2-Cylinder Club 100
Finger Lakes Dairy Service 728
Finger Lakes Migrant Health 627
Finger Lakes National Forest/ Us Forest Service 502
Finger Lakes Times 1057
Fingerlakes Construction Co. 700
Five Star Bank 504
Flagpole Country 208
Fluid Power Svc. Corp. 52
Focus On Farming 1017
Food Bank Assoc. Of NYS 1053
Ford, Upstate Dealers 417
Forecon, Inc. 229
Fowlers Candies 914
Fritsch Equip Corp. 619
Frontlink, Inc. 1040
Future Forest Consulting, Inc. 126
Gabel Belting, Inc. 212
Gaspar Agency, The 5
GEA Norbco, Inc. 420
Gehl Co. 720
Genesee Valley Pheasants Forever 1025
George Kahler Sales 338
GFS Wholesale 920
GHD, Inc. 460A
GPS Ride And Drive 130
GPS User Panel Discussion 601
Graham’s LP Gas & Fuel Oil, Inc. 513
Great American Insurance 426
Great Plains Mfg., Inc. 418
Great Products 15
Green Expressions 112
Gregoire-Besson Canada, Inc. 718
Griffith Energy 711
Grouser Products 616
Growers Mineral Solutions 713
Growmark FS LLC 14
GSI 602
GSI Group 218
Gutter Pro/ Seamless Gutter & Supply Co. 67
GVM, Inc. 116
H & S Mfg. Co., Inc. 315
Hagedorn 314
Halco Plumbing & Heating 63
Hampshire Easy Loader Outdoor Furnace 546
Hanova Hills Livestock Equip/ Powder River 330
Hardi North America 614
Harvestec 218
Haun Welding Supply, Inc. 331
Haybuster/ Duratech Industries 435
Health & Safety Center 627
Heatall, Inc. 119
Herd Seeder 218
Hewitts Hill Haven & JB Smith Heating & Air Conditioning 124
Highline Mfg. 218
Hoard’s Dairyman 442A
Holden Coal 511
Horizon Products/Zerk Zapper 75
Horst 314
Hud-Son Forest Equip., Inc. 128
Husky Farm Equip. Ltd. 320
IBA, Inc. 428
ICCO Design/Build, Inc. 907
Immucell 479B
Integrity Ag Systems 324
International Harvestor Club, Inc./ Antique Tractors 100
Interstate Heating, Inc. 1033
Iron Eagle ATVs/Dale Sperl 2
James E Leonard, CPA, PLLC 1061
Jamesway Farm Equip. 525
Jay-Lor Fabricating, Inc. 549
Joe’s Engine Rebuilding & Parts 32
John Birch Society Chapters, Central NY 1071
John Deere 823
John Deere Commercial Worksite Products 822
John’s Toys 812
Jones Equip Co. 436
JP’s North, Inc. 505
JS Woodhouse Co., Inc., 725
Kencove Farm Fence Supplies 1056
Kenzel Toys 518
Kepner Equip, Inc. 305
Kimball Farm Feeds, Inc. 820
Kimbers, Inc. 227
King Hitter Post Pounders 121
King’s Agri Seeds LLC 489B
Kinze 527
Kioti Tractor 818
Kleis Equip 232
KPM Exceptional LLC 117
Krause Corp. 709
Krone NA, Inc. 735
Kubota Tractor Corp. 607
Kuhn Knight 817
Kuhn North America, Inc. 817
Kverneland Group USA, Inc. 617
Laforge Systems, Inc. 1054
Lancaster DHIA 33
Lancaster Farming, Inc. 41
Lanco Mfg. Co. 302
Land Pride 607
Landoll Corp. 606
Lansing Trade Group LLC 51
Lapierre USA, Inc. 60
Larry Romance & Son, Inc. 625
Lawn Care Dist. 231
Layden Fence & Livestock Svcs. 813
Lead NY 400
Leader Evaporator Co., Inc. 73