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>From: "Bill or Cathy Emmons" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: "UVM Beef Discussion Group" <[log in to unmask]>
>References:  <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re:      Fwd: Buying and selling
>Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 08:16:31 -0400
>
>Rod
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>         My first thought about purchasing naturally grown beef animals =
>for feeders/stockers in the spring is to use the VBPA spring sale.  The =
>advantage is uniform lots of preconditioned and graded cattle .  There =
>is an affidavit to be signed by producers who have not used implants or =
>antibiotics so buyers know which animals can fit the "natural" market.  =
>Advertising for cattle in Vt. Agriview, Country Folks and now in Vt. =
>Beef News is another route.  Knowing who raises "reputation cattle" and =
>buying direct from the farm is a good option .
>