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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 
<http://vermontbeefproducers.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=15957db39c4c193d24be88d91&id=44224668d3&e=ad51a09f7f>/

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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>, 
or Steve Brown at 802-457-1196 [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>


Please see Sale Regulations for all consignment, vaccination and weaning 
deadlines. All information is available online at www.vtbeef.org 
<http://vermontbeefproducers.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=15957db39c4c193d24be88d91&id=10bff713b8&e=ad51a09f7f>

*/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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