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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

(517) 439-9302

If you are trying to call the office, please call (517) 439-9302. We are in the middle of getting a new phone system installed and it seems as though our main line is not working. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

2018 State Quarantine Summary from Hillsdale County Fair

For those of you who were unable to attends last evenings informational meeting on the rabbit quarantine at this year's fair we have posted a video of the presentation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Office Closing

The Hillsdale MSU Extension office will be closed all day on Tuesday, October 23rd for off site training.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, October 8, 2018

From Lori Bever, Large Animal Sale Coordinator - Date: 10/8/18

There is an error from Auction/Sale day beginning with the Swine sale. The amounts calculated in the system are most likely incorrect on any Sales Invoices generated that day and Auction Statements sent out the week after. The support market value (.415 #) was blank on the calculation screen therefore buyers invoices or statement would show their bids LESS the market value instead of it being included in the bill of sale.

For example:
John Smith bid & purchased a pen (2 animals with separate catalog sale #’s) for $400.00
Cat Sale # 508, hog weighing 220# with a Market Value of $91.30 and Cat Sale # 509, hog weighing 240# with a Market Value of $99.60 and keeping both for personal purchase being sent to Jerome Co. Mkt.

Should read on the Invoice as:
#508 Bid: $200. plus MV of $91.30 = $291.30 – owed by the purchaser/bidder
#509 Bid: $200. plus MV of $99.60 = $299.60 – owed by the purchaser/bidder
Total invoice: $590.90

Most early invoices sale day are showing the opposite and are incorrect and will be rebilled.
If the market value of the swine is subtracted from the bid amount, it is incorrect; unless the buyer designated it to the packer (shipped it). Then, the buyer would only be required to pay their bid amount; $400. This is the simplest way to explain the calculation portion of a sale bill.

I have subsequently had to delete most swine sale information and will be sending corrected
information to buyers. If you have any questions, please call Lori Bever and leave a message at 517-250-2095. I apologize for the inaccurate sales invoices or statements that you may have received already and ask each buyer to thoroughly review what was purchased that day.

To the exhibitors, your Exhibitor/Sales statements are also being reviewed for accuracy and those already in process have been corrected. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your buyers who may be affected by the computer issues on sale day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Curtis VanDeusen Memorial Award

Applications for the Curtis VanDeusen Memorial Award are due by Monday SEPTEMBER 10TH to the MSU Extension office. 
Application is under the documents tab.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pollorum Testing

Any required Pullorum testing, contact the Gabbards to set up a time.
Lucas 517-240-1281 or Amy 517-212-0824.