2013 Sanford, Maine FARM DAY

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  1. stano40

    stano40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2013 FARM DAY in Sanford, Maine begins on May 4th Saturday & every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at the Tractor Supply store in Sanford; 1770 Maine St. Sanford, Maine (207) 490-0034.


    ** Rain Dates will be on the following Sunday **

    Everybody welcome, Come and enjoy a buy, sell or swap farm event for livestock, poultry, waterfowl, farm equipment & miscellaneous farm items.

    AS ALWAYS NO SET UP FEES


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    Facebook page for the Farm Day Sanford at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farm-Day-Chicken-Swap-Sanford-Me/148682458536970?sk=info

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    IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH VENDOR TO ABIDE BY STATE OF MAINE LAWS AND REGULATIONS; TO PROVIDE ANY REQUIRED LICENSING, ADEQUATE SHELTER, CAGING, WATER AND FOOD FOR THEIR ANIMALS; & TO CLEAN UP THEIR AREAS WHEN LEAVING.

    Maine State Laws governing the sale of poultry/waterfowl & goats

    Maine State Law:

    MAINE RULES AND REGS ON SALES OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, WATERFOWL, MILK, CHEESE

    http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/ahi/ahisr.html

    5A.All sheep & goats (no matter the age or whether castrated or not) must be tagged if they are up for sale at any event. All sheep/goat being sold from a farm need to have a tag, whether being sold in state or out of state. Castrated sheep/goat must also be tagged. The farmer is required to keep records for 5 years. A small yellow book is usually provided with the tag shipment for recording of the tag number, date sold, etc.

    Read more: http://farmdaysanfordmaine.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=scrapie&action=display&thread=26#ixzz1rp9xi3aI

    5B. birds do not need to be in the NPIP Program. Its great if your birds are Typhoid & Pollorum tested to keep these diseases out of US.

    The only time you need to have tested birds is at a fair/show.

    The only stipulations are that at public events in Maine you have to sell any birds under 8 weeks old in lots of 6, above the 8 weeks, they can go one at a time. Now, from your house or farm you can sell singular birds of any age.

    You must purchase 6 from the one family the chicks are raised in, not 1 bird here, 1 bird there. (I believe its the pecking order and younger chicks could be harmed)

    NO PROCESSING OR NEUTERING OF ANIMALS

    Mammals must be completely weaned and minimum of 8 weeks old.


    RULES FOR OUT OF STATE VENDORS

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/001/001c206.doc

    VENDORS DO NOT NEED A VENDORS LICENSE UNLESS THE VENDOR BUYS LIVESTOCK, POULTRY OR WATERFOWL TO RE-SELL

    Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: A legible certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian and approved by the chief livestock official of the state or country of origin stating that the animals are free from signs of contagious, infectious and communicable diseases and containing the following:

    1. An official identification number, or identification satisfactory to the commissioner, for each animal
    2. Age, sex and breed of each animal
    3. The results of any qualifying test
    4. The exact address of consignor (sender) and consignee (receiver).
    5. The expected date of entry

    NH & out of state residents should have a copy of their NPIP form to show that the flocks of origin for their birds were NPIP certified.

    Rule Chapters for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
    01 001 Agriculture General

    http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/01/chaps01.htmL
     
  2. stano40

    stano40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Farm Day at the TSC in Sanford, Maine has been moved up to April 27th from 9 am to 2 pm instead of the May 4th start.

    See Ya at the swap

    bob
     
  3. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    i will be there tomorrow with polish and columbian wyandottes.
     
  4. stano40

    stano40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Farm Day on the 4th brought in a lot of people and sellers. Everything from hand made soaps to pigs were there to choose from.

    If you didn't come I posted the photos from the May 4th and the April 27th Farm Days.

    The next Farm Day is on May 11th and every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm until the 2nd week of October.

    Come on out and join in the fun whether you sell, buy or just browse around you'll enjoy the day at the TSC Farm Day event with good people.


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  5. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there a farm day this weekend/ will it be sat or sun? And how do I find out if people will have silkie chicks there? I can't find a thread about it, usually each year there is a thread where people will comment on what they're bringing.
     

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