Beef Quality Assurance Road Show, Built-Rite Introduces Two New Models: This Week’s Industry News

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Beef Quality Assurance Road Show
The Beef Quality Assurance traveling road show will stop at a few towns November 8 through 10 in Venango County, Montour County and York County. Attendees will have the opportunity to eat dinner and enjoy presentations while earning BQA recertification or points for new BQA interest. The evening activities will open with speaker Dr. Dan Tracy, Multimin, sharing Multimin 90’s role in disease prevention. To register, contact Courtney Cowden or visit the website.

Built-Rite Introduces Two New Models
Built-Rite has introduced two new models. The first, BM30 Blockmaster, features a 68 hp Kubota diesel engine, a 38-inch 3/4 pitch hydraulic saw, 3-strand 7 inch live deck and cuts logs up to 30 inches in diameter. The 68 HPWS Wood Splitter features a 68 hp Kubota Diesel log lift, and a 6 inch by 24 inch cyl. that has 42 tons of force.

Free Workshops for Loggers Available
The University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will conduct a free business management workshop for Vermont loggers and others in the logging industry on November 28 at the Newsbank, Inc. Conference Center in Chester and on November 29 at the UVM Extension Office in St. Johnsbury. Lunch and and class materials will be provided. The workshop will cover a range of financial topics including record keeping, pricing jobs for profit, business plans, accessing capital for investment and operations, transitioning the business and retirement planning. Participants also will hear about current industry economics and the PATH (Planning and Analysis in Timber Harvest) spreadsheet tool, among other topics. Participants will earn eight Vermont LEAP (Logger Education to Advance Professionalism) credits. To register, contact Christi Sherlock at (866) 860-1382 by November 23.