Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Preconditioned Fall Feeder Calf Sale

The Maine Beef Producers Association (MBPA) is sponsoring a preconditioned feeder calf sale at Dick Brown’s facility on November 3rd, 2012. 

Cow Calf producers have taken the time to precondition their calves for this sale. Preconditioning reduces the incidence of respiratory disease and enteritis by increasing the immunity of the calf in preparation of the stress of weaning and shipping.  Dehornings and castrations are healed.

Some cow calf producers consigning animals to the sale have also signed affidavits attesting that their animals have been raised under the MBPA Natural Meats program protocol of never having received hormones, antibiotics, or feeds or feed supplements containing animal-by-products. And/or their animals are 100% grass (forage) fed, no grains, grain-by-products, grain crops, grain crop silages, or other prohibited feeds under the USDA grass fed guidelines have been fed.

The MBPA are expecting 75 to 100 calves weighing about 600 to 700 pounds to be sold at the November 3rd sale at 11 am. 

If you are interested in buying a few or a lot of animals or have questions contact Sale Manager, Pete Dusoe at 207-416-5441 (cell) or 207-948-3233, or pbdusoe@uninets.net or Bob Dusoe at 207-322-5609. Pre-conditioning protocol is available at http://bit.ly/V5btMl or http://www.mainebeefproducersassociation.org/Sales.html

For more information contact Donna R. Coffin, Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
165 East Main St.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME   04426
(207)564-3301 or in Maine 1-800-287-1491

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