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The Spring Feeder Stocker Sale is coming Saturday May 9th.

Annual Spring Feeder Sale on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11am at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT

Please see Sale Regulations for all consignment, vaccination and weaning deadlines. All information is available online at www.vtbeef.org
 
The Vermont Beef Producers Association will hold the annual Spring Feeder Cattle Sale on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11am at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct., VT.  Cattle are delivered to the sale grounds on Friday May 8th, 2015.  We are expecting another great sale.  Recent sale data is available to all VBPA members by contacting any board member and requesting it.
 
NEW TO THIS SALE is the consignment of cows and cow-calf pairs, as well as a new late consignment category allowing consignments up to one week prior to the sale.  Please see the enclosed announcement of these enhancements to our sale, or find out more at vtbeef.org.

ALSO NEW TO THIS SALE: With the help of Kent Anderson, DVM, we have updated the approved vaccine list for the VBPA cattle sales.  The update is made due to changes in the manufacturer of some of the products, and the addition of new products, and that one of the products listed in the earlier regulations is no longer available.  If you have any questions about vaccines, please contact Kent at the number shown below, or Nelson Lamson at 802-457-5140 [log in to unmask], or Steve Brown at 802-457-1196 [log in to unmask]  
 
6.  All vaccinated cattle MUST receive “Vista Once Sub Q” (Merck) OR “Bovi-Shield Gold One Shot” (Zoetis) OR “Bovi-Shield MH One” (Zoetis) OR “Pyramid 5 + Presponse SQ” (Boehringer Ingelheim). Vaccines must be administered in the animal’s neck, following label directions, during the vaccination period specified below and must be certified by the producer.  If you have any questions contact Kent Anderson at 802-462-2233.  Make sure to record the serial number and expiration date for the vaccine, and keep the information in a safe place.  The serial number and expiration date MUST be recorded on the Waybill which will be sent to you prior to the sale.  The purchase and cost of the vaccine is the responsibility of the producer.  Failure to comply with this regulation will result in cattle being sold as non-vaccinated cattle

We encourage all area beef producers to take advantage of this sale.  You don’t have to be a member of VBPA to attend, and cattle growers from surrounding areas outside Vermont are encouraged to participate.  This is one of the premiere cattle sales in the area and helps set the prices for the market throughout the year.
 
Whether you’re new in the industry or an old hand, you can find cattle to start or to grow your operation with the confidence that they have been pre-conditioned, inspected, graded and priced accordingly.  If you are selling cattle, you’ll get fair prices and be exposed to a wide range of buyers with the opportunity to get more money for your cattle than you may get by selling direct from the farm.      
 
VBPA will help you if you have questions.  Just call or email and we’ll walk you through this process.  It’s easy and helps build the beef industry in the area.  Let’s work together!    
 
This sale is put on by VOLUNTEERS!  There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into each sale.  We can use your help!   The consignment form has a special area for volunteers to sign up.  If you are unable to help, we will gladly accept any monetary donations to put toward hired labor costs.
 
Even if you don’t consign animals, volunteering to help with handling the cattle is a great way to meet fellow beef producers, see a wide variety of cattle in a single location, and get a good feel for what’s happening in the cattle business. 
 
The VBPA Board of Directors, along with UVM Extension and the VT Agency of Agriculture are working hard to keep these Feeder/Stocker Sales successful so that the beef industry in the state continues to grow.  If you have any questions regarding the sale, please contact Nelson Lamson at 802-457-5140 [log in to unmask]
 
 
Please see Sale Regulations for all consignment, vaccination and weaning deadlines. All information is available online at www.vtbeef.org

 IMPORTANT NEWS:  IN LIEU OF THE USUAL VBPA FALL FEEDER/STOCKER SALE, VBPA IS PLANNING TO COLLECT CATTLE IN STATE AND SHIP TO THE NOVEMBER 13th SALE NEAR LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA.  PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED CLOSER TO THE EVENT.
 
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE VBPA FEEDER CATTLE SALES 


 

 





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