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Time for Talkin’ Turkey Again

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As I write this near the end of September, a sure sign that fall is upon us was apparent this morning with the reappearance of flocks of wild turkeys around my home. These critters spend their summers deep in the Badlands canyons sheltered among the pine and cedar trees, hidden from view by the ragged edges of the buttes and deepness of the canyons. They show up as the fields are harvested and the weather starts to turn cooler.

First to appear are the ‘toms’, which are large males. They strut around the yard spooking the cats and showing off their tail fans. Many days later the parade of females turkeys (hens) and their broods of young poults show up.  I’m noticing many different sizes of poults this year–some are almost as big as the females and others are smaller, about the size of chickens, indicating there were several hatches.  Perhaps the first hatches were lost to storms or predators of some sort.  Depending on the year, we may have hundreds of birds or maybe just a very few. It’s fun to watch them fan out across the combined fields gleaning the last of the grain and streaming down through the farmyard looking for anything else interesting, such as the late crabapples falling off of the tree.

The fields have also drawn in hundreds of doves that fill the tree branches and line up on the fences and overhead electric lines. They don’t stay long, but are pretty to watch.

The deer resurface as well; they too spend their summers deep in the badland canyons among the cedar and pines where it’s cooler to eat their fill and raise their young.  We have to be ever vigilant about watching for them popping out from behind trees and tall weeds and bounding out of the ditch into the roadway. Hitting one is expensive for both the deer and the vehicle.

Leaves have changed from summer green to gold and yellows.  Gardens have been harvested and the food that was gathered has been put in canning jars, dried or frozen for the coming winter months. Last minute ‘winterizing’ of homes is in progress as yet another season comes to an end.

We give thanks for the bounty of the past season and look forward to the winter months and the joys and the blessings of this time of year.

(I was given this article years ago; it’s food for thought, and especially important in a world that is so ‘busy’.)


Moments That Take Our Breath Away

I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago, whose husband unexpectedly and suddenly died of a heart attack.

About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with her classroom of students. As the later afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, “Before class is over, I would like to share with all of you a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.  Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves.  None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is ‘the powers that be’ way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day.”

Her eyes began to water; she went on, “So I would like you all to make me a promise.  From now on, on your way to school or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn’t have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches the autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.

“Please look for these things and cherish them.  For although it may sound trite to some, these things are the ‘stuff’ of life.  The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted. We must make it important to notice them, for at any time…. It can all be taken away.”

The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone.

For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t do.

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.  –Author unknown

God Bless you all and may sunshine always be in your lives to brighten your days.

~~  Paula Vogelgesang ~~

Home Invasions Have Begun

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Every fall, shortly after nighttime temperatures turn chilly, deer mice seek refuge from the coming cold weather by moving into our homes. They are usually a bigger problem in older rural houses, but deer mice live everywhere and can even infest suburban homes.

I knew the season had arrived just a few nights ago while listening to a Pirates game. A deer mouse scampered boldly across the living room floor.

Deer mice are endearing little creatures with rich brown fur, big ears, big dark eyes, and a long tail. But nobody wants to live with mice all winter long.

They move into houses because it’s warm and dry, and there’s usually food available. Pretzel crumbs and pizza crusts can send a deer mouse into a feeding frenzy. And well fed mice can breed all winter long.

A single pair of deer mice can produce more than 20 babies during the winter, and each of those offspring is reproductively mature at eight weeks of age. Furthermore, females ovulate immediately after giving birth, and usually become pregnant while nursing the previous litter. Do the math, and you’ll discover that mice can reproduce exponentially.

After a gestation period of 23 days, three to seven young are born. They are pink, naked, blind, and helpless. The pups grow rapidly and wean at three-and-a-half weeks. At eight weeks of age, they are sexually mature. Adults can produce up to four litters per year. The high reproductive rate is offset by an average life span of less than a year.

In the wild, deer mice spend much of their time on or below the surface of the ground, but they climb trees easily. They build nests in subterranean dens, under logs and rocks, as well as in tree cavities as high as 50 feet above ground.

One reason deer mice are so ubiquitous is that food is usually abundant. They eat seeds of many common grasses and weeds and a wide variety of berries, nuts, buds, and fungi. During the summer they eat everything from gypsy moth caterpillars, grasshoppers, and crickets to an occasional egg or baby bird.

In the fall deer mice store vast quantities of seeds and nuts in cache sites as varied as hollow logs, tree cavities, nest boxes, and even old bird nests. I’ve often found an old robin nest filled with a mound of dried leaves. Inside, I usually found a generous supply of small seeds. Because deer mice do not hibernate, these food caches come in handy during the winter.

Fortunately, deer mice have one important redeeming quality. Almost every predator eats them. They form an essential link in the complex, interconnected food chains that make up virtually every terrestrial ecosystem.

Though deer mice eat primarily plant material, they are prey to a tremendous variety of predators — snakes, hawks, owls, weasels, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, coyotes, and foxes. Deer mice are thus the ecological link in the food chains that connect plants to carnivores. But they can only do that when they live outdoors. Indoors, mice wreak havoc.

Over the years I’ve tried many methods to control mice. Poisons can harm anything that gets into them, including children and pets. Glue traps are cruel. Sonic repellents do not work. That leaves the old fashioned snap trap.

Though the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued more than 4,400 patents for mouse traps over the years, I’ve never found one that works satisfactorily. Most are difficult to bait, and I’ve had my fingers snapped more times than I care to remember.

But last fall I found what has proven to be a truly better mouse trap. Victor® Quick-Kill® Mouse Traps (http://www.victorpest.com) are easy to bait, set, and empty. The trap’s powerful spring and kill bar work quickly, efficiently, and humanely, especially when baited with peanut butter.

If you have a mouse problem, find these traps at the web site or at hardware stores, garden centers, and big box stores. Price varies, but expect to pay between two and three dollars per trap.

~~  Dr. Shalaway - 2222 Fish Ridge Road, Cameron, WV 26033 ~~

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

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RECEIPTS:    Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week     177,700     53,200        19,700        250,600 
Last Week     196,200     44,400        34,000        274,600 
Last Year     185,100     26,900        12,100        224,100 

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold mostly 5.00-10.00 lower, with instances 15.00 lower.

Calves traded mostly 5.00-15.00 lower with some sales 20.00 lower throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

Discounts are quickly becoming more severe on unweaned-fleshy types which complement the larger discounts on price trends on calves.

The calf market pressure is typical of autumn’s arrival with increase headcounts of new crop bawlers and the onset of warm days and cool nights.

Pre-condition yard sickpens are starting to fill as the combination of separation anxiety and shipping fever takes its toll on new purchases.

Cattle futures and cash prices continued their free-fall from last week with no-way of applying the brakes to stop the bleeding.

Heavy liquidation selling took place again this week in the cattle futures with limit losses on Wednesday.

Futures continued in their flush out mode on Thursday closing again with sharp triple-digit losses, but then traded limit higher to close on Friday; perhaps to give some hard to come by hope for next week. 

Any justification for high priced feeders has worn out its welcome, as losses keep mounting for cattle feeders and the near term outlook still looking bleak.

This has the feeder cattle market accelerating to the downside as feeder cattle prices now stand as excessively overpriced.

Last week’s Cattle on Feed Report did have somewhat positive news in smaller placements than expected, but lower placements are not providing any help to the fed cattle or feeder cattle market.

Market psychology and beef demand definitely need a reversal along with cleaning up heavy fed cattle coming to market.

Fed cattle continue to trade lower again this week with trade on Wednesday in the Northern Plains trading 4.00-6.00 lower on live sales at 130.00, and dressed sales ranging 7.00-11.00 lower from 201.00-203.00.

There were a few live sales from 125.00-128.00 reported on Thursday.  USDA’s Cold Storage Report was released Tuesday afternoon, with total red meat supplies in freezers up 3 percent from last month and 26 percent higher than last year.

Total pounds of beef in cold storage were 2 percent higher than last month and 36 percent higher than last year at just over 470 million lbs.

Frozen pork supplies were up 4 percent from last month and 21 percent higher than last year at a little over 656 million lbs.

Total poultry in cold storage came in at 1.266 million lbs, up 13 percent from last year.

Boxed-beef prices have moved sharply lower this week with Choice boxed-beef closing 4.88 lower on Wednesday at 217.89, its lowest price since February of 2014.

Losses continued into Friday with Choice boxed-beef closing 2.62 lower at 212.23, compared to last Friday’s close at 226.30.

Auction volume included 49 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 40 percent heifers.

AUCTION RECEIPTS:  177,700   Last Week:  196,200   Last Year:  185,100

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Thursday September 24, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  743

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.

The feeder supply included 54% steers, and 46% heifers.

Near 17% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    355-355    355       205.00         205.00
    3    425-425    425    172.50-216.00     201.50   SMOKE
    2    440-440    440       214.00         214.00   RED
   26    487-487    487       202.50         202.50
    1    480-480    480       205.00         205.00   SMOKE
    1    545-545    545       150.00         150.00   RED
    1    530-530    530       150.00         150.00   Load
   43    565-565    565    190.00-195.00     191.40
    4    564-564    564       185.00         185.00   SMOKE
   32    639-639    639       182.50         182.50
    6    647-647    647       169.00         169.00   SMOKE
    7    753-753    753       151.00         151.00
                             Medium 1
    4    365-380    369    207.50-210.00     209.36
   23    425-437    427    238.00-245.00     244.06
    3    408-408    408       221.00         221.00   SMOKE
   49    483-487    486    205.00-216.00     214.44
    2    495-495    495       180.00         180.00   SMOKE
    1    495-495    495       170.00         170.00   RED
   37    555-562    560    191.00-200.00     193.41
    1    570-570    570       155.00         155.00   RWF
    1    585-585    585       191.00         191.00   SMOKE
   28    636-636    636       181.00         181.00
    3    652-652    652       176.00         176.00   SMOKE
    3    735-735    735       130.00         130.00
                             Small 1
    2    425-425    425       205.00         205.00
    1    455-455    455       195.00         195.00
    1    585-585    585       165.00         165.00
                             Medium and Large 2
   17    350-355    351   189.00-1752.00     297.85
   18    416-416    416       234.00         234.00
    1    410-410    410       212.50         212.50   RED
   20    490-490    490       183.00         183.00
    8    558-558    558       165.00         165.00
    1    560-560    560       160.00         160.00   SMOKE
    2    643-643    643       150.00         150.00
    1    655-655    655       130.00         130.00

Feeder Heifers                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    347-347    347       208.00         208.00
    1    380-380    380       132.50         132.50   RWF
    8    413-416    415    200.00-201.00     200.25
   20    488-488    488       174.00         174.00
    2    478-478    478  999.00-11016.00   11016.00   SMOKE
   26    560-578    563    171.00-172.00     171.84
    2    553-553    553       150.00         150.00   SMOKE
   14    644-644    644       170.00         170.00
    1    690-690    690       175.00         175.00   SMOKE
    1    705-705    705       142.50         142.50
                             Medium 1
    9    360-365    361    209.00-210.00     209.89
    1    360-360    360       203.00         203.00   SMOKE
   31    418-420    418    208.00-211.00     210.71
    2    425-425    425       155.00         155.00   SMOKE
   49    494-494    494       178.00         178.00
    4    498-498    498       160.00         160.00   SMOKE
    4    500-500    500       173.00         173.00
    3    547-547    547       177.50         177.50   SMOKE
   22    559-559    559       180.00         180.00
   11    636-636    636       167.00         167.00
                             Small 1
    1    600-600    600       102.50         102.50   SMOKE
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    5    566-566    566        62.50          62.50
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    238-238    238       175.00         175.00
   29    346-346    346       211.00         211.00
    1    365-365    365       200.00         200.00   SMOKE
   25    417-417    417       204.00         204.00
    1    425-425    425       130.00         130.00   SMOKE
   16    483-483    483       170.00         170.00
    2    470-470    470       162.50         162.50   SMOKE
    1    595-595    595       157.50         157.50   SMOKE
    4    646-646    646       196.00         196.00

Buckhannon Livestock Market, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday September 23, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  127

Slaughter cows made up 40% of the offering, slaughter bulls 6%,
replacement cows 5%, other cows 2%, and feeders 47%.

The feeder supply included 37% steers, 28% heifers, and 35% bulls.

Near 35% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    370-370    370       186.00         186.00
    1    400-400    400       185.00         185.00
    3    480-495    485    140.00-180.00     153.54
    1    520-520    520       176.00         176.00   Smoke
    9    550-590    575    141.00-174.00     164.96
    1    675-675    675       181.00         181.00
    1    685-685    685       160.00         160.00   Smoke
    3    720-745    737    166.00-171.00     167.63
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    230-230    230       185.00         185.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    370-370    370       177.50         177.50
    1    445-445    445       140.00         140.00   Exotic
    3    450-495    475    160.00-162.50     160.84
    3    510-512    511    157.00-157.50     157.17
    1    580-580    580       142.50         142.50
    3    625-645    632    146.00-150.00     148.64
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    165-165    165       117.50         117.50
    1    210-210    210       147.50         147.50   Smoke
    1    365-365    365       145.00         145.00
    1    400-400    400       173.00         173.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    390-390    390       190.00         190.00
    1    425-425    425       160.00         160.00
    5    566-566    566       161.00         161.00
    2    625-640    633    141.00-155.00     148.08
    4    663-675    666    146.00-153.00     151.23
    1    655-655    655       140.00         140.00   Smoke
    1    710-710    710       105.00         105.00
    1    790-790    790       110.00         110.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    545-545    545       130.00         130.00
    1    690-690    690       115.00         115.00
    1    705-705    705       130.00         130.00
    1    800-800    800       131.00         131.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1175-1175  1175   999.00-1770.00    1770.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    2   1150-1150  1150   999.00-1410.00    1410.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    1   1020-1020  1020   999.00-1300.00    1300.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Middle Aged
    1   1025-1025  1025       950.00         950.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Aged
    1   1300-1300  1300       925.00         925.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1110-1345  1260     67.00-79.50       72.73
    6   1460-1865  1624     74.50-79.75       77.86
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   25   1010-1395  1241     71.00-91.00       82.52
    1   1315-1315  1315        96.50          96.50   High Dressing
    2   1475-1490  1483     77.50-77.75       77.62
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
   10    945-1370  1155     71.50-78.00       73.92
    1   1065-1065  1065        63.00          63.00   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    785-790    788    134.00-145.00     139.52   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    910-990    950     80.00-120.00      99.16
    4   1105-1390  1224     80.00-109.00      94.68
    1   1985-1985  1985       110.00         110.00

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday September 23, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  96

Slaughter cows made up 20% of the offering, and feeders 80%.

The feeder supply included 24% steers, 44% heifers, and 31% bulls.

Near 47% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    495-495    495       198.00         198.00
    1    510-510    510       160.00         160.00
    4    579-579    579       181.00         181.00
    3   1077-1077  1077       134.50         134.50
    2   1218-1218  1218       127.50         127.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    285-285    285       200.00         200.00
    2    380-380    380       171.00         171.00
    4    468-468    468       183.00         183.00
    6    549-549    549       184.00         184.00
    1    560-560    560       159.00         159.00
    1    635-635    635       170.00         170.00
    1    645-645    645       138.00         138.00   Smoke
    1    650-650    650       134.00         134.00
    1    710-710    710       130.00         130.00
    1    725-725    725       128.00         128.00   Exotic
    1    780-780    780       142.00         142.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    505-505    505       161.00         161.00
    1    550-550    550       156.00         156.00
    1    585-585    585       137.00         137.00   Red
    3    605-635    622    140.00-153.00     146.63
    1    660-660    660       139.00         139.00
    3    720-745    735    141.00-148.00     145.30
    1    745-745    745       144.00         144.00   Smoke
    1    770-770    770       125.00         125.00
    1    900-900    900       122.00         122.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    515-515    515       148.00         148.00

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1450-1595  1523     85.50-89.00       87.33
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    3   1260-1390  1337     80.00-90.00       85.12
    2   1450-1485  1468     83.00-88.00       85.47
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1360-1360  1360        83.00          83.00
    2   1125-1330  1228        68.00          68.00   Low Dressing
    1   1410-1410  1410        66.00          66.00   Low Dressing

Feeder Lambs
 Head	Wt Range	Price Range
    4   45-60		177.00
   15   60-75		186.00-189.00 mostly 189.00

Buckhannon Livestock , Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Tuesday September 22, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  978  
          
Feeders made up 100% of the offering. 
 
The feeder supply included 57% steers, and 43% heifers. 

Near 20% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    348-348    348       215.00         215.00
    1    380-380    380       215.00         215.00   RED
   38    400-408    403    237.00-256.00     249.42
    4    420-435    431    214.00-220.00     215.46   Smoke
    2    410-415    413       150.50         150.50   Exotic
    1    425-425    425       200.00         200.00   RED
  106    463-471    470    225.00-229.00     227.60
    2    472-472    472       175.00         175.00   Smoke
    4    475-495    484    180.00-195.00     183.84   RED
  177    535-548    541    198.00-209.00     200.68
    6    525-546    543    178.00-180.00     179.68   Smoke
    3    500-515    507    175.00-194.00     182.27   RED
    4    580-588    585    179.00-187.00     182.49
    1    550-550    550       169.00         169.00   RED
   95    609-640    613    188.00-202.50     198.23
    1    625-625    625       187.50         187.50   Exotic
   39    668-675    672    194.00-204.00     202.72
    4    692-692    692       188.00         188.00   Smoke
   10    756-756    756       168.50         168.50
    3    838-838    838       159.00         159.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    5    334-334    334       220.00         220.00
   16    389-389    389       237.50         237.50
    1    435-435    435       155.00         155.00   Smoke
   20    455-455    455       233.00         233.00
    3    530-530    530       154.00         154.00
    4    600-600    600    180.00-183.00     181.50
    1    660-660    660       186.00         186.00

Feeder Heifers                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    448-448    448       140.00         140.00   Smoke
                             Medium and Large 1
   15    308-335    330    197.50-202.00     201.16
    2    348-348    348       190.00         190.00   RWF
    2    322-322    322       189.00         189.00   Smoke
   19    388-394    393    183.00-185.00     184.79
    1    385-385    385       165.00         165.00   Smoke
    2    368-368    368       177.50         177.50   RED
   33    400-400    400       183.00         183.00
    1    440-440    440       140.00         140.00   RWF
    2    415-415    415       180.00         180.00   Smoke
    1    435-435    435       145.00         145.00   Exotic
    1    445-445    445       140.00         140.00   RED
  139    462-472    470    181.00-190.00     188.22
    3    450-485    463    150.00-152.50     150.81   BWF
    3    478-478    478       170.00         170.00   Smoke
    1    495-495    495       150.00         150.00   Exotic
    2    460-495    478       140.00         140.00   RED
    1    475-475    475       135.00         135.00   CharX
   64    534-545    535    177.00-188.00     182.53
    2    505-520    513       150.00         150.00   BWF
    1    515-515    515       145.00         145.00   Smoke
    6    594-594    594       169.00         169.00
   29    602-620    603    160.00-169.75     169.38
    1    620-620    620       152.50         152.50   Smoke
    6    676-676    676       161.00         161.00
    2    755-755    755       152.50         152.50
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    290-290    290       180.00         180.00   Smoke
   18    314-314    314       196.00         196.00
   27    398-398    398       183.00         183.00
    1    430-430    430       140.00         140.00
    1    420-420    420       135.00         135.00   RWF
    1    410-410    410       165.00         165.00   Smoke
    1    435-435    435       110.00         110.00   Exotic
    7    460-460    460       160.00         160.00
    1    475-475    475       140.00         140.00   BWF
    1    535-535    535       165.00         165.00
   19    532-532    532       180.00         180.00   Blk
    4    525-525    525       147.50         147.50   BWF

Weston Special, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday September 19, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  597

Slaughter cows made up 10% of the offering, slaughter bulls 4%,
replacement cows 1%, other cows 1%, and feeders 83%.

The feeder supply included 42% steers, 34% heifers, and 24% bulls.

Near 32% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    235-235    235       230.00         230.00
    3    250-285    270    215.00-232.50     222.10
    3    302-335    313    192.50-215.00     206.97
    1    340-340    340       180.00         180.00   RWF
    8    350-390    374    193.00-217.50     199.16
    1    350-350    350       152.50         152.50   Smoke
    1    380-380    380       165.00         165.00   RWF
    8    400-440    426    190.00-210.00     198.10
    1    420-420    420       155.00         155.00   Smoke
    3    410-435    427    167.50-182.50     175.80   RWF
    1    420-420    420       147.50         147.50   Exotic
   19    450-490    471    182.50-215.00     197.67
    1    492-492    492       185.00         185.00   Smoke
    2    452-452    452       170.00         170.00   RWF
    1    470-470    470       147.50         147.50   Exotic
   13    500-535    518    180.00-208.00     193.60
    1    515-515    515       186.00         186.00   Smoke
   10    550-595    572    187.00-195.00     190.85
    2    550-585    568    157.50-170.00     163.56   RWF
    1    560-560    560       170.00         170.00   Exotic
    4    605-620    609    182.50-190.00     184.66
    1    610-610    610       190.00         190.00   Smoke
   14    650-688    672    160.00-191.00     182.15
    1    685-685    685       142.50         142.50   Exotic
   29    700-745    719    172.50-191.00     185.29
    2    735-735    735       165.00         165.00   RWF
    7    755-790    781    170.00-185.00     181.87
    3    810-810    810       165.00         165.00
    6    873-885    875    155.00-160.00     155.84
    4    925-945    940    155.00-157.00     155.49
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    230-240    235    190.00-200.00     194.89
    1    260-260    260       175.00         175.00   Smoke
    2    300-315    308    170.00-175.00     172.44   RWF
    4    355-382    374    185.00-187.50     185.63
    1    350-350    350       172.50         172.50   RWF
    5    405-445    424    165.00-180.00     174.16
    3    455-480    472    163.00-181.00     168.79
    4    500-510    504    150.00-182.50     165.97
    1    500-500    500       172.50         172.50   Smoke
    7    589-589    589       177.00         177.00
    3    600-627    618    189.00-192.50     190.13
    2    655-680    668    120.00-125.00     122.45
    3    703-703    703       180.00         180.00
    1    795-795    795       110.00         110.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    1    595-595    595       125.00         125.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    265-270    268    195.00-207.50     203.39
    8    317-347    333    175.00-205.00     187.78
    6    350-390    374    170.00-187.50     180.33
    2    350-370    360    140.00-175.00     157.99   Smoke
    1    375-375    375       165.00         165.00   Exotic
   12    405-447    430    147.50-185.00     172.32
    3    418-418    418       170.00         170.00   Smoke
    1    405-405    405       165.00         165.00   RWF
   23    460-495    477    165.00-186.00     177.45
    2    465-465    465       180.00         180.00   Smoke
    1    470-470    470       160.00         160.00   RWF
   20    500-549    529    164.00-180.00     172.11
    1    520-520    520       182.50         182.50   Smoke
    4    575-592    587    172.00-175.00     172.88
   14    600-647    625    169.00-181.00     176.00
    4    660-682    675    150.00-172.50     163.20
    1    705-705    705       140.00         140.00
    3    765-770    767    142.50-152.50     149.15
    1    750-750    750       160.00         160.00   Smoke
    2    822-822    822       130.00         130.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
   15    698-698    698       169.00         169.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    230-230    230       207.50         207.50
    2    230-230    230       197.50         197.50   Exotic
    2    255-275    265    185.00-197.50     191.49
    1    345-345    345       180.00         180.00
    1    375-375    375       177.50         177.50
    1    360-360    360       162.50         162.50   RWF
    1    370-370    370       145.00         145.00   Exotic
    5    410-445    435     95.00-170.00     140.52
    5    450-467    458       155.00         155.00
    2    505-545    525    167.50-172.00     169.66
    1    510-510    510       145.00         145.00   Exotic
    1    585-585    585       147.50         147.50   RWF
    1    550-550    550       150.00         150.00   Exotic
    2    600-635    618    155.00-157.50     156.29
    1    655-655    655       140.00         140.00   RWF
    1    720-720    720       137.50         137.50

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    305-335    320       187.50         187.50
    1    325-325    325       155.00         155.00   Smoke
    8    360-397    381    180.00-190.00     182.58
   11    400-448    426    170.00-203.00     180.97
    3    448-448    448       192.00         192.00   Smoke
    1    410-410    410       165.00         165.00   RWF
   17    460-495    475    152.50-193.00     180.20
    1    485-485    485       130.00         130.00   Exotic
   20    505-537    525    147.50-190.00     176.65
   13    550-597    574    150.00-182.50     168.52
    1    575-575    575       162.50         162.50   Smoke
    1    560-560    560       172.50         172.50   RWF
    9    605-630    618    156.00-180.00     169.28
    1    625-625    625       177.50         177.50   Smoke
    1    680-680    680       120.00         120.00
    5    708-735    716    137.50-152.00     147.13
    1    770-770    770       128.00         128.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    295-295    295       197.00         197.00
    1    320-320    320       167.50         167.50
    1    375-375    375       187.50         187.50
    1    375-375    375       165.00         165.00   RWF
    1    385-385    385       142.50         142.50   Exotic
    1    400-400    400       172.50         172.50
    1    405-405    405       152.50         152.50   Smoke
    1    525-525    525       160.00         160.00
    1    565-565    565       147.50         147.50
    1    610-610    610       132.50         132.50
    1    760-760    760       157.50         157.50
    1    775-775    775       122.50         122.50   RWF
    2    815-830    823    137.50-140.00     138.74

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1025-1025  1025   999.00-1525.00    1525.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    1   1165-1165  1165       925.00         925.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    2    630-690    660    610.00-720.00     667.50   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    745-745    745       800.00         800.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12   1060-1390  1230     84.00-96.00       88.49
    3   1415-1505  1463     87.00-95.00       89.90
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    1    885-885    885       101.00         101.00
    1    845-845    845       110.00         110.00   High Dressing
   27    920-1380  1171     83.00-106.00      89.65
    1   1270-1270  1270       100.00         100.00   High Dressing
    1   1195-1195  1195        75.50          75.50   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
   11    845-1305  1052     73.50-91.00       81.46

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    760-865    820    100.00-120.00     112.42   Per Head
    1   1005-1005  1005       106.00         106.00   Per Head
                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    1    640-640    640       137.50         137.50   Per Head
    1    965-965    965        87.00          87.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    815-985    875     89.00-130.00     118.50
    6   1065-1465  1323     90.00-119.00     111.96
   13   1510-2050  1744    105.00-118.00     111.24

Cow/Calf Pairs					M&L2
 Head	Age Range				Price Range
    1	Over 8w/calf under 250lbs		860

Baby Calves				Beef
 Head	Age Range			Avg Price
    2	150-200lbs			221

Goats
 Head	Type			Sel1		Sel2		Sel3
   2	Sm Billies		125				70
   7	Big Nannies		190		120-130		95	

Slaughter Lambs
 Head	Wt Range		Price Range	
    4	95			177.50

Feeder Pigs
 Head	Wt Range		Price Range
    2	42			45
    1	120			75.00

Slaughter Barrows and Gilts	
 Head	Wt Range		Price Range
    2	220-225			65.00

JACKSON CO REGIONAL LIVESTOCK, RIPLEY, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday September 19, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  727

Slaughter cows made up 5% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%,
replacement cows 2%, other cows 0%, and feeders 90%.

The feeder supply included 35% steers, 38% heifers, and 27% bulls.

Near 21% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    215-240    236    242.50-245.00     242.88
    3    275-290    280    207.50-262.50     234.51
    4    325-342    334    217.50-248.00     226.76
   23    360-390    374    196.00-248.00     228.31
    1    370-370    370       172.50         172.50   RWF
   24    412-440    425    204.00-240.00     215.61
   12    440-442    440    189.00-195.00     190.00   SMOKE
   18    450-490    468    189.00-222.50     207.06
    4    475-475    475       174.00         174.00   RED
    2    495-495    495       202.00         202.00   SMOKE
   14    505-530    516    188.00-206.00     197.28
    4    502-502    502       171.00         171.00   RWF
   13    566-591    576    162.00-192.00     184.19
    5    560-560    560       180.00         180.00   SMOKE
    8    602-610    604    175.00-176.00     175.25
    1    620-620    620       180.00         180.00   SMOKE
   21    655-695    665    168.00-185.00     177.51
    9    715-746    729    180.00-185.00     182.27
    7    720-720    720       166.00         166.00   RED
    5    760-770    762    153.00-184.00     177.73
    2    800-800    800    160.00-161.00     160.50
    1    950-950    950       164.00         164.00

                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    275-275    275       240.00         240.00
    2    256-256    256       227.50         227.50   EXOTIC
    2    700-735    718    170.00-173.00     171.46
    1    845-845    845       139.00         139.00

                             Medium and Large 2
    4    272-272    272       262.50         262.50
    2    445-445    445       192.50         192.50
    4    410-410    410       184.00         184.00   RED
   14    515-532    523    180.00-202.00     192.64
    2    562-562    562       166.00         166.00
    1    580-580    580       169.00         169.00   RED
    2    600-600    600       152.00         152.00
    3    700-700    700       175.00         175.00
    1    770-770    770       170.00         170.00

                             Medium and Large 3
    2    312-312    312       185.00         185.00
    1    510-510    510       177.50         177.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    210-210    210       200.00         200.00
    5    255-297    278    205.00-225.00     210.81
   28    305-335    327    188.00-218.00     207.09
    1    320-320    320       197.50         197.50   SMOKE
   26    350-395    377    170.00-220.00     201.89
   56    400-445    424    179.00-216.00     194.56
    4    405-442    424    170.00-196.00     182.43   RED
   21    450-482    462    175.00-205.00     196.32
    5    475-475    475    182.00-184.00     183.60   RED
    4    487-487    487       152.00         152.00   RWF
   22    505-542    526    171.00-204.00     188.20
    5    510-510    510       179.00         179.00   RED
    1    515-515    515       170.00         170.00   SMOKE
   13    555-585    574    162.00-183.00     172.21
    3    625-640    635    165.00-178.00     169.27
    8    650-667    654    152.00-168.00     160.05
    6    705-710    706    163.00-168.00     163.84
    2    700-700    700       181.00         181.00   SMOKE
    1    895-895    895       134.00         134.00
    1   1000-1000  1000       129.00         129.00

                             Small 1
    1    490-490    490       160.00         160.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2

    4    432-432    432       225.00         225.00

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    300-300    300       172.50         172.50
    1    355-355    355       172.50         172.50
    4    455-480    468    165.00-183.00     173.76
    2    540-545    543    150.00-167.00     158.46
    7    572-572    572       161.00         161.00
    1    600-600    600       165.00         165.00
    4    695-695    695       145.00         145.00
    2    745-745    745       125.00         125.00
    1    750-750    750       141.00         141.00

                             Medium and Large 3
    3    446-446    446       130.00         130.00
    1    775-775    775       107.50         107.50

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    230-245    233    245.00-252.50     251.18
    1    275-275    275       230.00         230.00
    5    340-340    340       225.00         225.00
    3    387-387    387    172.50-209.00     196.83
    1    390-390    390       175.00         175.00   RED
   22    400-440    421    192.50-232.50     216.15
    1    435-435    435       191.00         191.00   RED
    3    410-445    433    182.50-212.50     203.04   SMOKE
   30    457-495    475    165.00-208.00     187.58
    5    493-493    493       180.00         180.00   RED
    1    460-460    460       175.00         175.00   SMOKE
   36    500-540    511    160.00-197.00     184.92
    2    525-525    525       180.00         180.00   SMOKE
   17    550-595    563    134.00-184.00     168.66
   13    605-645    627    153.00-176.00     160.02
    7    655-690    668    147.00-160.00     154.19
    1    650-650    650       146.00         146.00   RED
    5    700-725    710    130.00-155.00     141.74
    9    750-785    754    121.00-150.00     145.10
    2    820-830    825    117.00-122.00     119.48
    2    857-857    857       124.00         124.00
    1    910-910    910       110.00         110.00
    3    985-995    988    104.00-110.00     107.34
    1   1105-1105  1105       110.00         110.00

                             Medium and Large 3
    1    480-480    480       155.00         155.00
    2    550-595    573    127.00-155.00     140.45

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    955-1015   985   999.00-1375.00    1338.64   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    700-700    700       875.00         875.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1090-1090  1090   999.00-1350.00    1350.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    1   1230-1230  1230   999.00-1525.00    1525.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1020-1020  1020   999.00-1350.00    1350.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    3   1245-1270  1257   999.00-1500.00    1491.74   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1290-1290  1290   999.00-1060.00    1060.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    1    830-830    830       850.00         850.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1090-1090  1090   999.00-1100.00    1100.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    870-870    870   999.00-1000.00    1000.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 2 Middle Aged
    1    900-900    900       800.00         800.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1240-1240  1240   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1295-1295  1295   999.00-1225.00    1225.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1200-1270  1240     98.00-105.00     100.39   High Dressing
    2   1120-1280  1200     82.50-84.00       83.30   Low Dressing

                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   16    995-1330  1086     85.00-91.00       87.77
    9    925-1330  1123     93.50-100.00      97.00   High Dressing
    5    925-1115  1025     80.00-85.00       83.49   Low Dressing
    1   1410-1410  1410        89.00          89.00

                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    970-970    970        90.00          90.00
    2    835-1035   935     81.00-84.00       82.66   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    895-895    895       124.00         124.00   Per Head
    1   1035-1035  1035       117.00         117.00   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1110-1255  1193    107.00-121.00     115.18
    1   1110-1110  1110       114.00         114.00   Low Dressing
    7   1720-1950  1814    117.00-123.00     120.04
    2   1510-1525  1518    125.00-130.00     127.49   High Dressing
    1   1500-1500  1500       110.00         110.00   Low Dressing

Slaughte Cattle
 Head
    4   1210-1420lbs.   132.00-136.00

Baby Calves
 Head
    4   New Born Beef   120.00-285.00

Slaughter Ewes
 Head
    8   90.0-92.50

Rams
 Head
    1   61.00

Feeder Lambs 
 Head
   40    63-95 lbs.    152.500-204.00

Cow Calf Pairs                                Select 1&2
 Head
    8     2-8yrs old w/calf under 250lbs    1775.00-1875.00
          2-8yrs old w/calf over 250lbs     1175.00-1500.00
          Over 8 w/calf under 250lbs
          Over 8 w/calf over 250lbs
  

Goats                         Sel 1              Sel2
 Head 15    Sm Billies       135.00-150.00      130.00
       5    Bg Billies       170.00-245.00      120.00-150.00
      10    Sm Nannies       135.00              75.00-125.00
      10    Big Nannies      125.00-195.00       90.00-110.00
       5    Wethers          90.00-150.00
      12    kids             35.00-85.00
          

Feeder Pigs
 Head
   40       17.50-45.00

This is an out wieght sale

Pocahontas Producers Cooperative, Marlinton, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday September 19, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  21

Slaughter cows made up 67% of the offering,
slaughter bulls 14%, and feeders 19%.

The feeder supply included 25% heifers, and 75% bulls.

Near 25% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    525-525    525        96.00          96.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    310-310    310       188.00         188.00
    1    405-405    405       180.00         180.00
    1    700-700    700       151.00         151.00

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1185-1340  1245     86.00-90.00       87.40
    2   1350-1385  1368     92.00-92.50       92.25   High Dressing
    3   1635-1690  1667     87.00-90.50       88.51
    1   1440-1440  1440        90.50          90.50   High Dressing
    2   1640-1650  1645     80.00-86.00       83.01   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1130-1130  1130        63.00          63.00
    1    995-995    995        46.00          46.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1890-1890  1890       119.00         119.00
    2   1645-1835  1740    129.00-129.50     129.24   High Dressing


 23 slaughter lambs  122lbs          167.50

 3 slaughter ewes   75.00

South Branch Valley , Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday September 19, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  562

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.

The feeder supply included 65% steers, and 35% heifers.

Near 42% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    430-430    430       202.00         202.00
                             Medium and Large 1
    2    363-363    363       210.00         210.00
   34    425-425    425       228.00         228.00
    1    445-445    445       173.00         173.00   Exotic
   42    487-487    487    210.00-215.00     211.55
    2    463-463    463       137.00         137.00   RWF
    5    465-473    471    206.00-211.00     206.99   Smoke
    1    460-460    460       196.00         196.00   Exotic
    1    495-495    495       177.00         177.00   RED
   10    503-503    503       196.00         196.00
    2    548-548    548       196.00         196.00   Smoke
   53    564-571    566    209.00-212.00     211.09
    1    565-565    565       164.00         164.00   RED
   14    644-644    644       195.50         195.50
    2    642-642    642       189.00         189.00   Smoke
    1    625-625    625       125.00         125.00   Exotic
   29    653-653    653       189.00         189.00
    1    735-735    735       150.00         150.00   RWF
    1    710-710    710       177.00         177.00   Smoke
   27    750-750    750       187.50         187.50
   31    848-849    849    179.00-181.50     180.61
    1    840-840    840       166.00         166.00   Smoke
   18    935-941    941    158.00-169.75     169.10
    1    915-915    915       171.00         171.00   Smoke
    2    938-938    938       169.00         169.00   RED
    1    955-955    955       141.00         141.00   RWF
    1   1030-1030  1030       127.00         127.00
    5   1042-1042  1042       148.00         148.00   Yearlings
                             Small 1
    1    750-750    750       167.00         167.00
    1    755-755    755       118.00         118.00   Exotic
    1    865-865    865       143.00         143.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    5    350-350    350       202.00         202.00
   13    421-421    421       226.00         226.00
   14    485-485    485       185.00         185.00
    1    525-525    525       120.00         120.00   Smoke
    9    552-552    552       172.00         172.00
   10    641-641    641       177.00         177.00
   20    743-748    746    168.00-176.00     172.01

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    362-362    362       189.00         189.00
   12    424-424    424       191.00         191.00
    3    422-422    422       179.50         179.50   RED
   37    487-487    487       184.50         184.50
    1    465-465    465       134.00         134.00   RWF
    3    533-533    533       171.00         171.00
    1    510-510    510       130.00         130.00   Exotic
    1    525-525    525       171.00         171.00   RED
   23    562-562    562       187.00         187.00
   25    649-649    649       175.00         175.00
    1    740-740    740       156.00         156.00   RED
   13    757-757    757       167.00         167.00
    5    846-846    846       165.50         165.50
    2    960-960    960       137.00         137.00
    1   1070-1070  1070       118.00         118.00
                             Small 1
    2    685-685    685       159.00         159.00
    2    773-773    773       135.00         135.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    4    338-338    338       197.00         197.00
    1    320-320    320       170.00         170.00   RED
    8    413-413    413       190.00         190.00
   12    490-490    490       179.50         179.50
   20    564-564    564       179.00         179.00
   13    637-637    637       168.00         168.00
    2    823-823    823       159.00         159.00

GREENBRIER VALLEY, CALDWELL, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday September 18, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  251
 
Slaughter cows made up 12% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%,
replacement cows 1%, other cows 2%, and feeders 82%.

The feeder supply included 50% steers, 35% heifers, and 15% bulls.

Near 66% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    390-390    390       215.00         215.00
    3    433-433    433       212.50         212.50
    1    470-470    470       197.50         197.50
    4    535-541    539    190.00-205.00     198.74
    1    500-500    500       180.00         180.00   SMOKE
    8    605-622    618       202.00         202.00
    1    610-610    610       170.00         170.00   SMOKE
   25    651-692    670    187.50-198.00     195.90
   11    730-736    735    180.00-187.00     186.37
    7    752-777    769    172.50-186.00     182.91
    2    768-768    768       155.00         155.00   SMOKE
    8    820-833    828    155.00-176.50     173.09
    1    860-860    860       150.00         150.00
    1    910-910    910       152.50         152.50
    8    984-984    984       164.00         164.00
    5   1049-1049  1049       150.00         150.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    595-595    595       185.00         185.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    430-430    430       140.00         140.00   SMOKE
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    445-445    445       187.50         187.50
    2    547-547    547       173.00         173.00
    2    610-620    615    140.00-180.00     159.84
    1    635-635    635       130.00         130.00   RED
    1    775-775    775       152.50         152.50
    1   1005-1005  1005       109.00         109.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    575-575    575       130.00         130.00
    1    615-615    615       132.50         132.50
    1    690-690    690        97.00          97.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    350-350    350       192.50         192.50
    5    448-448    448       180.00         180.00
    4    456-456    456       170.00         170.00
   15    538-538    538       165.00         165.00
    6    555-555    555       184.00         184.00
   15    606-640    624    160.00-176.00     170.63
   15    665-694    690    152.50-175.00     170.94
    1    710-710    710       162.50         162.50
    1    815-815    815       135.00         135.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    685-685    685       117.50         117.50
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    360-360    360       165.00         165.00
    1    490-490    490       140.00         140.00
    1    555-555    555       150.00         150.00
    4    600-645    615    140.00-165.00     151.53

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    385-395    390    200.00-210.00     205.06
    2    415-445    430    190.00-205.00     197.76
    1    465-465    465       205.00         205.00
    8    510-545    535    180.00-202.00     196.91
    7    634-634    634       181.00         181.00
    1    665-665    665       165.00         165.00
    1    720-720    720       157.50         157.50
    1    755-755    755       140.00         140.00
    1    960-960    960       100.00         100.00
    1   1015-1015  1015        90.00          90.00
    1   1060-1060  1060       110.00         110.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    560-560    560       120.00         120.00
    1    620-620    620        95.00          95.00
    1    695-695    695        96.00          96.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    350-350    350       157.50         157.50
    1    445-445    445       147.50         147.50

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1020-1020  1020   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    1   1455-1455  1455   999.00-1250.00    1250.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Middle Aged
    1    950-950    950       775.00         775.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    765-765    765        71.00          71.00   Low Dressing
    6   1060-1365  1261     86.00-92.00       89.57
    6   1135-1335  1234     92.50-112.00      97.80   High Dressing
    7    920-1340  1200     78.00-87.50       84.20   Low Dressing
    2   1485-1535  1510     90.00-92.50       91.23
    5   1400-1650  1505     95.50-107.50      99.08   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    3    985-1310  1100     64.00-83.50       77.53   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    880-880    880       132.00         132.00   Per Head
    1    940-940    940        96.00          96.00  
    3    900-1070   957    100.00-115.00     109.41   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1455-1455  1455       138.50         138.50   High Dressing
    2   2060-2410  2235    119.00-128.00     123.15
    5   1620-1925  1782    128.50-138.50     134.46   High Dressing


Cow Calf Pairs
 Head
    9     2-8yrs old w/calf under 250lbs       1800.00-2200.00
          2-8yrs old w/calf over 250lbs 
          Over 8 w/calf under 250lbs
          Over 8 w/calf over 250lbs            1125.00-1500.00
  

Goats                              Sel 1          Sel2
 Head 2   Sm Billies            65.00-122.50
      2   Bg Billies              255.00
      3   Sm Nannies               75.00
      1   Big Nannies             125.00
      1   Wethers                 157.50
          kids

Feeders Lambs
 Head 
   42     75-96lbs.    180.00-201.00
 
Slaughter Hogs
 Head
    6     200-325lbs.  57.50-82.50

Pocahontas Producers Cooperative, Marlinton, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday September 18, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  101
 
Feeders made up 100% of the offering.

The feeder supply included 55% steers, and 45% heifers.

Near 76% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    560-560    560       177.00         177.00
    1    625-625    625       150.00         150.00   EXOTIC
    4    680-680    680       187.00         187.00
   15    747-747    747       185.00         185.00
   10    774-774    774       187.00         187.00
    1    785-785    785       171.00         171.00   EXOTIC
   15    844-844    844       170.00         170.00
                             Small 1
    1    680-680    680       139.00         139.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    468-468    468       159.00         159.00
    3    527-527    527       160.00         160.00
    1    675-675    675       110.00         110.00   EXOTIC
    1    780-780    780       137.00         137.00   RWF

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    573-573    573       150.00         150.00
    9    669-669    669       166.00         166.00
   11    744-744    744       163.00         163.00
    1    745-745    745       151.00         151.00   EXOTIC
    5    849-849    849       142.00         142.00
                             Small 1
    1    580-580    580       120.00         120.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    473-473    473       139.00         139.00
    5    512-512    512       142.00         142.00
    6    579-579    579       155.00         155.00
    2    658-658    658       149.00         149.00

Fishing Report for This Week

The Gilmer Free Press

BEECH FORK
Anglers should call the Beech Fork Corps of Engineers office at 304.525.4831 and go to www.lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wc/bbfns.htm  for information and current lake levels. Bass are being caught using soft plastics and crankbaits.  Bass are also hitting top-water baits.  Try buzz baits, surface poppers, and zara spook type lures.  Fish will begin to bite throughout the day with decreasing temperature levels, try any and all of your favorite lure and bait choices.  Recently WVDNR personnel dropped trees along the shoreline for fish attractors/habitat. Target these downed trees for increased success, anglers report improved success fishing close to and over these trees due to the structure it provides to gamefish.


BLUESTONE
With the cooler nights, the fishing on the lake is picking up.  Anglers should try their luck around any downed trees or weed beds using worms, small minnows or jigs for sunfish.  Bass anglers should concentrate their efforts along areas with good structure such as downed timber, rocky drops, or weed beds.  Top water baits such as rapalas, tiny torpedoes, and sluggoes are excellent choices and anglers may find good topwater action throughout the day as the water cools.  Bluegills can provide anglers with some fast action.  Best baits are worms and small jigs.  Anglers can have a blast fishing for sunfish.  Channel catfish are also hitting in the lake primarily at night on chicken livers and worms.  Carp and channel catfish are hitting in the tailwaters with best baits being corn, and nightcrawlers, respectively.  Occasionally, anglers have been catching some other species such as smallmouth bass in the tailwaters on jigs and minnows.


BURNSVILLE
The lake is at summer pool and clear.  Bass are in about 10-12 feet of water.  Crappie and bluegill are also hitting on jigs and live minnows.  For more information call Corps of Engineers at 304.853.2398 and go to www.lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wc/busns.htm.


EAST LYNN
For information on current lake levels call the Corps of Engineers recorded message at 304.849.9861 and go to www.lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wc/eltns.htm. Bass are being caught using soft plastics and crankbaits.  Bass are also hitting top-water baits.  Try buzz baits, surface poppers, and zara spook type lures.  Fish will begin to bite throughout the day with decreasing temperature levels, try any and all of your favorite lure and bait choices.  Some anglers are having success trolling for muskies.  Recently WVDNR personnel dropped trees along the shoreline for fish attractors/habitat.  Target these downed trees for increased success, anglers report improved success fishing close to and over these trees due to the structure it provides to gamefish.

R.D. BAILEY
Some spotted bass fishing is beginning to pick up as the cool nights increase in frequency.  The bass will be found along the rocky drops with points another good spot to try.  Good baits are plastic jigs in black and chartreuse colors or live shad.  Bluegill are providing consistent action in the standing timber.  Best baits are worms and small jigs, respectively.  Hybrid striper and channel catfish fishing is good off of shallow points at night.  Best baits are chicken liver and softshell crayfish.  Anglers should concentrate their efforts early and late for the whiskered ones.  Carp are also providing a lot of fun for night anglers.  Best baits are corn and dough balls.


STONECOAL LAKE
The lake is two feet below summer pool and clear.  Bass are in about 5-10 feet of water.  Crappie and bluegill are also hitting on jigs and live minnows.  A few walleye have also been caught in the upper end.


STONEWALL JACKSON
The lake is two feet below summer pool and clear.  Bass are in about 5-10 feet of water.  Crappie and bluegill are also hitting on jigs and live minnows.  Before heading to the lake please call Corps of Engineers at 304.269.7463.


SUMMERSVILLE
The lake is at summer pool and clear.  Bass are in about 10-12 feet of water.  Walleye are being caught off rocky points in about 10-15 feet of water.  Try minnows and small crank baits.  For more information contact the Corps of Engineers at 304.872.3412 and go to www.lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wc/suens.htm.


SUTTON The lake is one foot above summer pool and clear.  Bass are in about 5-10 feet of water.  Crappie and bluegill are also hitting on jigs and live minnows.  Before heading to the lake please call Corps of Engineers at 304.765.2705 and go to www.lrh-wc.usace.army.mil/wc/suens.htm.


TYGART LAKE
The lake is about 22 feet below summer pool level and falling.  Bass tournaments have reported good catches of smallmouth bass.  Knowledgeable walleye anglers have been reporting good catches.  Start fishing for walleye at dark when they move into shallow water to feed.  During the day walleye will be in the 30 to 50-feet depths.

Walleye and yellow perch have been reported being caught in the tailwater.  Outflow is low about 560 cfs. Call the Corps of Engineers telephone hotline at 304.265.5953 for daily lake and tailwater conditions.


NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
OHIO RIVER (New Cumberland, Pike Island, and Hannibal pools and tailwaters)
There are a lot of hybrid white bass, smallmouth bass, and white bass in the tailwaters.  Hybrid striped bass will move in and out of the tailwaters and can be caught using large crank baits, casting spoons, or cut bait.  A blue-green algae bloom has been observed in Ohio River and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has issued a caution advisory.


MONONGAHELA RIVER
Fish for crappie and sunfish around downed trees.  Channel catfish can be caught using chicken livers, stink baits, or cut bait.  Hybrid striped bass are being caught in the Opekiska, Hildebrand, and Morgantown tailwaters with large crank baits and casting spoons.  Trolling can be a successful method for catching musky. 


CHEAT LAKE
Channel catfish are doing well and 2 to 3-pounders are abundant throughout the lake but are particularly numerous upstream of Mt. Chateau.  The easiest way to fish the lake for all species is drifting along the shoreline with a night crawler or minnow on a hook with a couple of split shot at a depth of 10 to 15-feet.  Good reports of walleye being caught have been occurring over the last week.


EASTERN PANHANDLE

South Branch and Cacapon Rivers
Water levels in streams throughout the area are very low, making floating in upstream reaches very difficult.  Recent storms have done little to impact flows.  The water is clear and in great fishing condition.  Water temperatures are in the upper 60’s at most locations.  Anglers are catching good numbers of smallmouth bass, including frequent fish greater than 12 inches in length.  Large sunfish and channel catfish are being reported on the South Branch as well.  Recent biological surveys showed good numbers of smallmouth bass over 18 inches and that Channel Catfish are in a movement pattern, perhaps seeking out large pools to inhabit and feed in preparation for cooling water temperatures and low flow.  This time of year, large smallmouth bass can be caught on sub-surface lures.  Soft plastics, swim-baits, and crayfish imitation crankbaits are popular right now.


Shenandoah River
Flows in the Shenandoah River are well below normal.  Smallmouth bass are biting and fishing plastics near the head of pools around the bedrock ledges and in eddies is always a good strategy.  As temperatures drop, subsurface lures will yield more fish to the hands of fishermen.  Some anglers have done well fishing for channel catfish at dark near the head of the pools.


North Branch River
Flows in the North Branch are currently around 200 cfs and projected to remain at the level for several more days.  Check the Corp or Engineers webpage for specifics or schedule changes concerning whitewater discharges.


Small Impoundments
Small impoundments are in good fishing condition.  Bass and bluegill are biting and bass can be caught on plastics and topwater lures.  Activity levels of reservoir warmwater fish will decline as lake temperatures cool.  These fisheries are typically very productive, and offer opportunities to catch citation sized channel catfish stocked recurrently by district staff.  Small lakes are now stratified which means there may not be oxygen for fish in deep water.  Therefore, fish in 10 feet of water or less for best success.  Be on the lookout for fish kills due to dying algal blooms and depleted oxygen levels.


Jennings Randolph Lake
Jennings Randolph Lake is about 23 feet below conservation pool and falling.  Anglers are catching smallmouth bass, rock bass and trout at Jennings Randolph Lake.  The Howell Run boat ramp is been closed for the 2015 season. The only boat ramp in operation to the lake at this time is the Maryland ramp; a daily utility fee of 5$ is collected to use this ramp.  Jennings Randolph Lake has a dedicated phone line for up-to-date recreational information 304.355.2890.


Mt. Storm Lake
Anglers at Mount Storm Lake should target striped bass, black bass and walleye.  Additional Christmas tree reef structures have recently been added as fish attractors and habitat on the western side of the Stony River cove of the lake.  Anglers have recently had success bagging striped bass.  Recent biological investigations indicate good bass and walleye populations.  Trolling minnow and shad patterns (crankbaits, jigs, inline spinners, and stick baits) should prove successful for targeting walleye and striped bass.


CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA
Water levels are low and clear.  If you are looking for a place to go, please check the fishing regulations and the WVDNR website for a list of public access sites or call your local WVDNR district office for some advice and a place to fish.  If you have not fished in a few years, make a point to get back out on the water and remember how much fun it is


SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
The New and Greenbrier rivers are providing some good fishing for smallmouth bass.  Anglers should try white/chartreuse buzz baits, white plastic grubs, or small crankbaits or live bait such as hellgrammites or softshell crayfish.  Spots below or above shoals are good spots to try your luck.  Fishing is beginning to pick up and anglers may find good fishing throughout the day.  Fishing is good in all of the small impoundments in southern West Virginia and you should catch some fish.  Try spots at the end of points, weed beds, or fallen timber.  Best baits are plastic worms fished slowly along the bottom, spinnerbaits are also good choices.  Lakes such as Plum Orchard, Horse Creek, Hawks Nest, and Pipestem will all provide good bass fishing.  Channel catfishing is good in areas like Hawks Nest Lake and some of the other small impoundments.  Best time to fish is late night and very early morning with chicken livers or softshells.  This is a prime time to take a child or anyone fishing!  There is no better way to introduce a child or novice to fishing than to take them out for an evening of carp fishing.  Try chumming with creamed corn upstream of where you are fishing and use shredded wheat dough balls or whole kernel corn for bait.  The secret to the dough balls is to mix in a little flavored jello powder as you make the dough ball.  Make sure your rods are anchored down with a rock and the drag is loosened or a carp may take it!!!  Good spots to catch a carp are Bluestone and R. D. Bailey lakes, New and Kanawha rivers.


SOUTHWESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
Lower Ohio and Kanawha Rivers
Hybrid are biting below locks with walleye still being caught as well.  Catfish are biting with reports of a few large flatheads and blue catfish caught recently.  Live and or cut bait seems to be the best choice.  Try behind locks and on the main rivers at tributary mouths.


Guyandotte, Coal, Poca, Elk, and Mud Rivers
A few reports of very large muskies caught and released from the Elk and Coal rivers using slow moving baits and soft plastics (large tubes).  Fish are also hitting bucktails and other faster moving baits.  An angler recently reported doing well on the Mud River as well using glide baits for muskellunge.  Decreasing temperature levels will cause all gamefish to feed more throughout the day, get out and take advantage of these changing conditions.  Excellent fishing can be had through October for smallmouth/largemouth, and muskies will bite well into the colder winter months as well.


Small Impoundments
Small impoundments are also good places to try for bass and bluegill, bait or artificials work well.  There is always the opportunity to catch channel catfish from these waters as well.  Try bait (worms, cut fish, chicken liver, soap, yes SOAP!) fished on the bottom or below a bobber.  Adjust and let the fish tell you what they prefer.  Take a kid and introduce him or her to fishing.

WEST-CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA
Late summer is an excellent time to fish Ohio River tailwaters.  Anglers fishing below the Belleville dam are catching white bass, hybrid striped bass, and a few other species.  Lead headed jigs with twister tails (white or chartreuses), which are fished along the bottom, are the lure of choice.  Recently, heavy metal lures have also been successful.  Best spots to fish these areas include eddies and back-current sections, and anywhere that river flows are unusual.  Schools of hybrid striped bass will periodically move up to the surface to ambush prey, so keep a look out for this activity.  When this activity is seen, agitator bobbers fished with rubber minnow imitations or fresh bait fished with surf casting equipment, generally provides the best result.  Fishing along the Willow Island tailwaters is restricted due to hydro-power development.  Anglers now have access only to a point approximately 150 yards below the dam, and flows have changed significantly.

Elsewhere on the Ohio River, fishing for catfish has been good.  Channel catfish anglers should use night crawlers, chicken liver, or prepared catfish type baits.  Live fish should be used for flatheads.  Good fishing sites for catfish include deep areas along islands and tributary mouths.

Fishing has been good for largemouth bass in area lakes.  Spinner baits, rubber worms, crank baits and surface lures are producing bass in areas of good cover.  Good choices for area lakes include Mountwood in Wood County, Conaway Run in Tyler, Charles Fork in Roane, North Bend Lake in Ritchie County and Elk Fork, Woodrum, and O’Brien lakes in Jackson County.  These lakes can also supply good bluegill fishing.  For these sunfish use trout magnets or spinners, small jigs or small worms. 

Local musky streams should be fishable this weekend.  This time of year musky anglers use large crank baits or jurk baits and best spots are usually around fallen trees or riffle areas.



Stream Conditions
NORTHERN Levels Conditions
Low
Normal
High
Clear
Milky
Muddy
Ohio River (Wheeling) X     X    
Fish Creek X     X    
Fishing Creek X     X    
Big Sandy (Preston)   X   X    
Monongahela River   X   X    
Black Water Creek X     X    
Wheeling Creek X     X    
Buffalo Creek X     X    
EASTERN PANHANDLE Levels Conditions
Low
Normal
High
Clear
Milky
Muddy
S. Branch (Potomac) X     X    
S. Branch (Smoke Hole) X     X  
Shenandoah River X     X  
Patterson Creek X     X    
N. Fork S. Branch X     X  
Cacapon River X     X  
Back Creek X     X    
Opequon Creek X     X    
Lost River X     X  
CENTRAL Levels Conditions
Low
Normal
High
Clear
Milky
Muddy
Elk (Sutton) X     X    
Little Kanawha X     X    
Elk (Clay) X     X    
West Fork River X     X    
Gauley River X     X    
Cranberry River X     X    
Cherry River X     X    
Cherry River (N. Fork) X     X    
Cherry River (S. Fork) X     X    
Williams River X     X    
Knapps River X     X    
Greenbrier (E&W Forks) X     X    
Little River X     X    
Shavers Fork X     X    
Buckhannon River X     X    
Holly River X     X    
Elk River (Webster) X     X    
Elk River (Back Fork) X     X    
SOUTHERN Levels Conditions
Low
Normal
High
Clear
Milky
Muddy
New River (Hinton) X     X    
Greenbrier (Hinton) X     X    
Greenbrier (Ronceverte) X     X    
Anthony Creek X     X    
Big Creek X     X    
Meadow River X     X    
Turkey Creek X     X    
Potts Creek X     X    
Second Creek X     X    
Pinnacle Creek X     X    
Horse Creek Lake X     X    
Big Huff Creek X     X    
Indian Creek X     X    
Glade Creek (New River) X     X    
Marsh Fork X     X    
New River (Gauley) X     X    
Glade Creek (Man) X     X    
Camp Creek X     X    
East River X     X    
Fork Creek X     X    
Dry Fork Creek X     X    
Berwind Lake X     X    
WESTERN & SOUTHWESTERN Levels Conditions
 
Low
Normal
High
Clear
Milky
Muddy
Little Kanawha River X   X    
Ohio River X   X    
Hughes River X   X    

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