The “Agricultural Marketing Service” (AMS) of the USDA has been working with New York beef producers to implement a program whereby calves can remain on the farm and be sold from the farm through a live auction held in another location. Vermont sellers and buyers are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are in Vermont and want to get in on this sale, please let VBPA know asap, because we need to schedule the VT grader to go to your farm and grade your cattle for the sale.
To find out more about this program click here. The sale is scheduled for December 16 at 3:30 pm.