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National Parks Call on Americans to ‘Find Your Park’

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WASHINGTON — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.

With its centennial approaching in 2016, the park service is launching a campaign Thursday to raise support and court a younger, more diverse visitor base. First lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush will co-chair the campaign, calling on Americans to “Find Your Park.“

Sustaining the parks and keeping them relevant to visitors far into the future is a challenge, park officials said. Many facilities date back 50 years or more and are in danger of failing, such as a 70-year-old water pipeline at the Grand Canyon that breaks regularly and could cut off the water supply to the site, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis said. Lodging at Glacier National Park needs a major overhaul, and the nearly 100-year-old Memorial Bridge in Washington needs at least $150 million in repairs — more than the agency’s entire annual construction budget.

Behind the scenes, officials are seeking to expand fundraising through the National Park Foundation and bolster congressional support to improve the parks.

This is the third major campaign in the national parks’ history. An outcry over deplorable park conditions in 1915 originally led to the creation of the National Park Service. In the 1950s, there were calls to close parks because of their neglected conditions. That inspired a campaign to rebuild infrastructure and invite returning World War II veterans and their families to visit parks, with the memorable slogan “See the USA in your Chevrolet.“

“They came in droves, and in the back seat of that station wagon in the national parks were today’s boomer generation,“ Jarvis said. “They are our base today ... The question that we’re facing is who’s going to be the next generation of park supporters.“

While the national parks counted 292 million visitors in 2014, those visitors tend to be older and whiter than the U.S. population overall.

“If we were a business and that was our clientele, then over the long term, we would probably be out of business,“ Jarvis said.

In studying public perceptions, park officials found many people think national parks are only in the West — places such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. They want people to understand that urban sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Little Rock Central High School and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington are also national parks.

Over the next year, an advertising campaign will show how people connect with their favorite parks. Corporate sponsors including American Express, REI and Humana also are supporting the effort with co-branded marketing.

To broaden access to the parks, all fourth grade students and their families will get free admission to national parks during the next school year.

Celebrities including the science guy Bill Nye, actresses Bella Thorne and Roselyn Sanchez, E! News anchor Terrence J. and singer Mary Lambert are urging millennials to put down their smartphones for time in parks.

President Barack Obama requested an increase of $432 million to support the National Park Service in his 2016 budget proposal. It’s a sustained request that would lift the agency’s budget to $3 billion annually to address deferred maintenance and other needs but likely will face resistance in Congress.

During a recent hearing, Republican Rep. Tom McClintock of California said Congress must ensure the parks are well maintained. But he said the park service is plagued by “a clash of visions” between open access and new policies limiting access or amenities in some areas. He said the agency should be cautious about naming new parks before it fixes the ones it already has.

A campaign is under way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild historic infrastructure with private funds. Campaign planners hope public support will also help build congressional support.

“If we don’t reach out and become relevant to a broader population, we won’t have the support the parks need to do their jobs in the future,“ said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

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Endangered Bighorn Sheep Moved to Yosemite, Sequoia Parks

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FRESNO, CA — For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.

During an ongoing relocation effort, hundreds of bighorn have been captured with nets dropped from helicopters then moved to Yosemite and Sequoia national parks.

“We’ve got the sheep where we want them on a broad geographic basis, which is a huge milestone,” California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Tom Stephenson said. “We’ve still got to get their numbers up a bit.”

Thousands of the sheep once roamed the Sierra Nevada but overhunting and disease spread by domesticated sheep herds caused near-extinction.

Between 1914 and 1986, no bighorn roamed Yosemite, and statewide their numbers hit a low of about 100. The animals were placed on the federal endangered species list in 1999.

Today, about 600 exist statewide in areas critical to their survival, Stephenson said.

The number is about three-quarters the size called for in the state recovery plan that indicates the importance of the animals to the survivals of mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes.

Bighorn sheep thrive on cliffs and rocky outcropping, where they watch for predators. Standing over three-feet tall at the shoulder, rams have coiled horns that they use to butt other males during breeding season to compete for ewes.

State biologists recently started moving sheep from thriving herds in Inyo National Forest, in the southern mountain range. Each was examined and fitted with a GPS tracking collar.

Seven ewes and three rams are being relocated in the Laurel Creek area of Sequoia National Park, while nine ewes — eight of them pregnant — and three rams were trapped and released into Yosemite.

Yosemite wildlife biologist Sarah Stock said only the most intrepid park visitors will ever see the sheep that roam high in the backcountry at elevations above 7,500 feet. She says that the bighorn sheep are an icon of the Western landscape and helping them recover rights a wrong.

“I think it says a lot about humans,” Stock said. “We’re capable of correcting mistakes of the past by returning this charismatic Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep back to its native habitat.”

Electronic Game Check Comes to West Virginia Ahead of the Spring Gobbler Season

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - Beginning in April, for the first time, hunters and trappers will be able to check in their game from their phones or computers. The new system takes effect just in time for the 2015 spring gobbler season, which runs from April 27 through May 23. It also applies to youth hunters during the one-day season April 25.

“Those hunters who still like to talk directly to someone about their hunting experiences can stop by one of the approximately 180 official license agents and check in their game,” said Division of Natural Resources Director Bob Fala. “However, they no longer have to bring the animal in with them. What doesn’t change is that hunters and trappers still have to follow the time, field tagging and transportation restrictions as listed in the regulations.”


How electronic game check works

To check game in by phone, hunters and trappers will have to know their unique DNR ID number, which is valid for their lifetime. That number will be printed on the top of the license for those who buy a license each year. Lifetime license holders will need to log in to the system at wvhunt.com to obtain their DNR ID number, which has already been assigned to them. Landowners and those who don’t need a license (such as residents under the age of 15, resident hunters who turned 65 before January 01, 2012, and former prisoners of war) can log on to the system and obtain their number. They also can visit a license agent or DNR district office to obtain their number.

Hunters and trappers also can check their game in by computer. Those logging in for the first time can set up an account, get their DNR ID number if they don’t have it already, and then check in their game.

When a hunter or trapper has completed the electronic game check process, they will be assigned a 13-digit number that confirms that the game has been checked in properly. That game check confirmation number must be written down on a field tag or a sheet of paper along with the other information required in the regulations.

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Benefits of electronic check

Electronic game checking will benefit hunters and trappers in several ways. Hunters can hunt later in the day without worrying about driving around to find an open check station. This will also save hunters time, gas and wear-and-tear on their vehicles. If a hunter has cellphone coverage in the woods, he or she can check the game in over the phone and immediately dress and chill their game, helping to preserve the freshness of the meat.

Although the main reason for the change in the system is to help hunters, electronic game check also will benefit DNR personnel with their wildlife management duties. Biologists will be able to monitor big game kills each day instead of waiting until they have the time to visit hundreds of check stations throughout the state to pick up check tags. Not having to visit the check stations a minimum of three times a year will save the DNR hundreds of hours of personnel time and thousands of dollars in gasoline.

Electronic game check also means DNR personnel won’t have to spend hundreds of hours sorting and entering the check tags into the agency’s computer system for analysis.

From a law enforcement perspective, a Natural Resources Police Officer will be able to see if the person they are talking with has checked in their game.

The Electronic Game Check System is designed to be more efficient than the hand-written check tag system and more convenient for all concerned. Similar systems have proven successful and popular in other states.

To learn more or to obtain a DNR ID number, visit wvhunt.com or call a DNR office.

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NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY - WEEK ENDING 03.27.2015

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RECEIPTS:    Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week     215,800     52,600         2,400        270,800 
Last Week     265,700     32,100        25,600        323,400 
Last Year     224,300     70,600        35,200        330,100

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle traded firm to 5.00 higher with instances 6.00-8.00 higher.

Direct sales were very active this week and posted the full advance on feeder cattle.

Steer and heifer calves sold mostly steady to 5.00 higher.

Buyers flexed their muscle in pursuing all classes of feeder cattle this week.

Improvements in the weather across the country also did its part in adding to the feeder cattle market, especially on calves and stocker cattle that are in suitable condition for immediate turn-out and compensatory gain on greening pastures.

The Southern Plains received rain and warm weather to help improve wheat crop conditions, and boost summer grazing interest on very good buyer demand.

With “grass fever” in full swing following the warmer temperatures, market signals from late last week started finding confidence as most major salebarns noticed higher prices as farmer feeders and local backgrounders entered the mix.

Cattle feeding can be frustrating at times with expensive overhead, fluctuations in feed prices and volatile market prices but grazing cattle on grass can be just as satisfying and rewarding.

Inexpensive growth and gains are what backgrounders receive on pasture and what motivates cattlemen and farmer feeders to assemble their stockers each year.

At the St. Joseph Stockyards on Wednesday sold a string 105 head of fancy black steers weighing 828 lbs. settled on a bid of 234.00 with a part load of lighter steer mates in thin condition weighing 710 lbs. dropping the gavel at 266.00.

Demand continues to remain very good for popular weight steer calves weighing 400-650 lbs., with many areas selling 500-550 lb. steer calves selling near or above the 3.00/lb. level.

Cattle futures busted out of the gate on Monday with sharp triple-digit gains after the fat cattle market closed 2.00-3.00 higher last Friday with most live prices trading from 163.00-165.00.

Open interest for Live and Feeder cattle contracts has increased with this rally.

Live and feeder cattle markets are starting to see prices that many analysts thought we might not see for a while or so soon.

Cattle feeders are finding confidence with tight supplies and seeing some bullish momentum on the board as boxed beef prices received a shot in the arm at Midweek with sharp gains as Choice product closed above 250.00.

This week’s reported auction volume included 56% over 600 lbs. and 41% heifers.

AUCTION RECEIPTS:  215,800   Last Week:  265,700   Last Year:  224,300

Buckhannon Livestock, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday March 27, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  317

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.

The feeder supply included 21% steers, and 79% heifers.

Near 100% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   30    775-775    775       186.00         186.00
   35    825-825    825       186.00         186.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   30    775-775    775       186.00         186.00
  222    800-825    805    185.00-186.00     185.18

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South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday March 25, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  106 

Slaughter cows made up 50% of the offering, slaughter bulls 13%,
replacement cows 2%, other cows 7%, and feeders 29%.

The feeder supply included 38% steers, 38% heifers, and 25% bulls.

Near 6% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    435-435    435       282.00         282.00
    1    450-450    450       250.00         250.00
    1    575-575    575       268.00         268.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    370-370    370       237.00         237.00
    1    565-565    565       260.00         260.00
    1    590-590    590       199.00         199.00   Yearlings

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    395-395    395       229.00         229.00
    1    565-565    565       222.00         222.00
    1    655-655    655       189.00         189.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    340-340    340       236.00         236.00
    1    430-430    430       220.00         220.00   Exotic
    1    505-505    505       229.00         229.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    290-290    290       278.00         278.00
    2    470-475    473    225.00-233.00     228.98
    1    530-530    530       211.00         211.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    795-795    795       795.00         795.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6   1405-1870  1567     87.00-94.00       91.16
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    5   1210-1390  1288     85.50-93.00       91.25
    4   1110-1225  1145    104.00-113.00     109.75   High Dressing
    2   1425-1430  1428     88.00-93.00       90.50
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    6   1130-1365  1263     83.50-93.00       87.06
    2   1095-1125  1110    107.00-113.00     109.96   High Dressing
    2    965-1090  1028     74.00-83.50       79.04   Low Dressing
    1   1430-1430  1430        96.00          96.00

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    625-810    718    124.00-131.00     127.05   
    1   1155-1155  1155       116.00         116.00   
    1   1215-1215  1215       121.00         121.00   

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1105-1105  1105       131.00         131.00
    4   1740-1990  1841    119.00-130.00     124.72
    2   1870-2165  2018    109.50-113.50     111.65   Low Dressing

Baby Calves
 Head				Beef		Dairy
    2  Newborn to 4 weeks   290.00-350.00

Slaughter Lambs
 Head 	Wt Range	Price Range
   14   90-100		185.00-199.00 
			mostly 199.00	
Goats
 Head			Sel1		Sel2		Sel3
   14  20-40lb		94.00	    73.00-74.00		51.00
    9  40-60lb	    119.00-138.00  105.00-109.00   
    5  60-80lb          155.00		122.00	       106.00
    1  SM Billy     191.00-195.00
    1  SL Wether	240.00
    2  BG Nannies   140.00-180.00

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Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday March 21, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  228

Slaughter cows made up 21% of the offering, slaughter bulls 5%,
replacement cows 2%, other cows 1%, and feeders 71%.

The feeder supply included 50% steers, 37% heifers, and 12% bulls.

Near 19% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    385-385    385       300.00         300.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    235-235    235       235.00         235.00
    4    370-373    372    250.00-282.50     268.13
    1    440-440    440       205.50         205.50   RED
    7    450-490    472    250.00-267.50     263.00
   21    510-545    531    220.00-292.50     276.45
    1    545-545    545       210.00         210.00   RWF
    1    535-535    535       200.00         200.00   RED
   31    557-585    565    242.00-272.50     266.98
    8    608-610    608    222.00-235.00     233.37
    1    695-695    695       195.00         195.00   RWF
    1    670-670    670       195.00         195.00   SMOKE
    2    738-738    738       218.00         218.00
    1    805-805    805       181.00         181.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    260-270    265    200.00-250.00     225.47
    6    303-340    315    225.00-240.00     228.59
    1    315-315    315       252.50         252.50   SMOKE
    6    355-395    370    200.00-265.00     240.07
    1    390-390    390       200.00         200.00   RWF
    1    390-390    390       225.00         225.00   SMOKE
    4    405-435    423    235.00-257.50     249.31
    1    400-400    400       162.50         162.50   SMOKE
    2    410-440    425    242.50-247.50     244.91   RED
    6    455-473    464    210.00-240.00     233.47
    1    470-470    470       225.00         225.00   SMOKE
    1    535-535    535       235.00         235.00
    1    500-500    500       217.50         217.50   RWF
    1    540-540    540       215.00         215.00   SMOKE
    7    573-595    584    202.00-214.00     208.19
    1    595-595    595       150.00         150.00   SMOKE
   10    611-615    612    216.00-218.00     216.40
    1    640-640    640       218.00         218.00   SMOKE
    5    675-675    675       217.50         217.50
    2    720-720    720       197.50         197.50

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    225-225    225       295.00         295.00
    2    360-395    378    220.00-225.00     222.38
    1    390-390    390       297.50         297.50   RED
    1    420-420    420       211.00         211.00
    5    460-495    482    225.00-250.00     237.07
    2    535-545    540    242.50-257.50     249.93
    1    545-545    545       230.00         230.00   SMOKE
    1    580-580    580       204.50         204.50
                             Small and Medium 1 - 2
    5    300-300    300       310.00         310.00
    1    560-560    560       212.50         212.50

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1575-1575  1575   999.00-1750.00    1750.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1125-1125  1125   999.00-1435.00    1435.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1220-1220  1220   999.00-1800.00    1800.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1210-1210  1210       111.00         111.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    945-945    945   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
    1   1505-1505  1505       107.00         107.00   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   14    945-1375  1146    100.00-110.00     105.07
    5   1185-1390  1290    111.00-116.00     113.21   High Dressing
    4   1055-1275  1153     91.00-97.00       94.62   Low Dressing
    5   1465-1715  1554    108.00-114.00     110.16
    1   1540-1540  1540       109.00         109.00   High Dressing
    2   1410-1535  1473     96.00-98.00       97.04   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    8    970-1280  1126     87.00-98.00       93.83
    1   1175-1175  1175       123.00         123.00   High Dressing
    6    900-1175  1061     70.00-84.00       76.09   Low Dressing
    2   1435-1495  1465    118.00-122.00     119.96   High Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1205-1240  1223    121.00-123.00     122.01   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1060-1060  1060       108.00         108.00
    6   1680-2395  1902    112.00-119.00     116.27
    3   1760-2090  1920    121.00-129.00     124.44   High Dressing
    1   1920-1920  1920       105.00         105.00   Low Dressing

Heiferettes 	Medium and Large 1-2 Young
 Head 	Wt Range 	Price Range
  3	940-1255	140-110

Baby Calves			Beef
Head Age range			Avg Price
 2   Newborn to 4 weeks		385-400

Cow/Calf Pairs
Head Age Rage             	 Price Range
 1  over 8 w/calf under 250lb   1875

Bulls By the Head

Head Wt Range  Price Range
 2   1600-1620  1150-1976

Goats 
Head	Type  		  Sel2
 8	 Big Nannies	20-135
 4       Big Billies    20-140
 1	 Sl Wethers     82.5
 3	 Kids under 20lb 12.5-75

Ewes
Head 	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	215		81

Feeder Lambs
Head  wt range	Price Range
 6	85-100	100-200

Feeder Pigs 
Head  Wt Range 	Price Range
 20   165-285    70-45

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JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL LIVESTOCK, RIPLEY, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday March 21, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  267

Slaughter cows made up 15% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%,
replacement cows 6%, other cows 2%, and feeders 73%.

The feeder supply included 41% steers, 36% heifers, and 23% bulls.

Near 23% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.


Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    250-295    274    247.50-280.00     269.99
    2    325-325    325    271.00-295.00     283.00
    2    350-390    370    265.00-267.50     266.18
    1    355-355    355       290.00         290.00   RED
   10    405-425    414    242.50-320.00     301.35
    1    415-415    415       290.00         290.00   RED
    5    465-485    477    235.00-281.00     268.70
    8    510-540    524    243.00-267.00     254.67
    1    540-540    540       197.50         197.50   RWF
    2    580-590    585    245.00-247.00     245.99
    3    622-625    623    239.00-241.00     239.67
    6    665-688    679    206.00-224.00     221.00
    6    725-745    732    208.00-215.00     213.81
    1    750-750    750       205.00         205.00
    3    825-825    825    179.00-186.00     181.33
    5    862-875    870    174.00-186.00     181.24
    1    930-930    930       174.00         174.00   RED
    1   1135-1135  1135       143.00         143.00

                             Small 1 - 2
    1    470-470    470       227.50         227.50   RED

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    260-260    260       220.00         220.00
    2    330-330    330       257.50         257.50
    1    360-360    360       250.00         250.00
    1    445-445    445       222.50         222.50
    1    435-435    435       240.00         240.00   SMOKE
    2    450-465    458    237.50-255.00     246.11
    1    720-720    720       127.00         127.00

                             Holstein Large 2
    1    510-510    510       124.00         124.00
    7    571-576    573    151.00-161.00     156.69


Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    200-200    200       265.00         265.00
    1    275-275    275       267.50         267.50
    4    300-325    314    250.00-271.00     256.04
    4    370-395    387    250.00-257.50     254.99
    1    375-375    375       170.00         170.00   RWF
    1    360-360    360       227.50         227.50   SMOKE
   14    400-440    422    240.00-267.50     255.72
    8    450-495    471    230.00-262.50     252.47
    2    482-482    482       220.00         220.00   RED
    9    515-545    522    225.00-255.00     238.16
    1    500-500    500       255.00         255.00   SMOKE
    6    555-585    574    237.50-245.00     240.12
    2    610-625    618       217.00         217.00
    3    675-690    685    182.00-184.00     183.34
    2    722-722    722       169.00         169.00   Fleshy

                             Medium and Large 2
    3    325-330    328    222.50-237.50     232.55
    2    367-367    367       260.00         260.00
    1    445-445    445       210.00         210.00
    1    525-525    525       204.00         204.00

                             Medium and Large 3
    1    315-315    315       185.00         185.00   SMOKE
    1    450-450    450       190.00         190.00
    1    550-550    550       151.00         151.00
    1    615-615    615       131.00         131.00


Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    270-270    270       300.00         300.00
    1    355-355    355       260.00         260.00
    3    405-430    418    250.00-317.50     293.21
    1    445-445    445       250.00         250.00   RED
    6    450-495    472    217.50-260.00     242.74
    4    505-520    515    221.00-245.00     238.61
    1    535-535    535       219.00         219.00   SMOKE
   10    555-595    574    216.00-242.50     234.97
    2    580-580    580       217.00         217.00   SMOKE
    3    600-645    628    220.00-241.00     233.18
    1    630-630    630       181.00         181.00   SMOKE
    1    690-690    690       216.00         216.00
    2    930-935    933    141.00-142.00     141.50
    1   1040-1040  1040       137.00         137.00
    1   1050-1050  1050       140.00         140.00

                             Small 1 - 2
    1    430-430    430       167.50         167.50   SMOKE
    1    545-545    545       210.00         210.00
    1    620-620    620       220.00         220.00

                             Medium and Large 3
    1    260-260    260       215.00         215.00
    1    530-530    530       177.50         177.50
    2    570-595    583    152.50-160.00     156.33
    1    645-645    645       150.00         150.00



Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    880-880    880   999.00-1150.00    1125.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    5   1050-1130  1098   999.00-2100.00    1731.83   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2   1350-1385  1368   999.00-1800.00    1775.32   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2    940-1015   978   999.00-1900.00    1671.61   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1115-1115  1115   999.00-1535.00    1535.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    2   1000-1130  1065   999.00-1450.00    1423.47   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1235-1235  1235   999.00-1875.00    1875.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    925-1025   975   999.00-1750.00    1644.87   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred


Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1605-1605  1605       118.00         118.00   High Dressing

                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    1    895-895    895       102.00         102.00
    2    760-850    805     78.00-84.50       81.43   Low Dressing
   10    985-1335  1176     96.00-105.00     101.45
    9   1000-1345  1211    106.00-119.00     111.64   High Dressing
    6   1000-1385  1215     83.50-95.00       90.42   Low Dressing
    3   1425-1490  1467    106.00-115.00     109.59   High Dressing
    4   1455-1640  1536     82.00-98.00       91.94   Low Dressing
    1   2125-2125  2125       104.50         104.50

                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    855-855    855        97.50          97.50
    1   1085-1085  1085       105.00         105.00   High Dressing
    1    900-900    900        90.00          90.00   Low Dressing
    1   1485-1485  1485        40.00          40.00   Low Dressing


Slaughter Cattle
 Head
    4   1085-1475.00     131.00-145.00


Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    735-735    735       143.00         143.00   Per Head
    2    975-980    978    125.00-138.00     131.52   Per Head

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1    805-805    805       115.00         115.00   Per Head
    1   1200-1200  1200       117.00         117.00   Per Head



Slaughter Bulls
 Head
    6
    1   1295-1295  1295       115.00         115.00   Low Dressing
    1   1545-1545  1545       130.00         130.00
    2   1580-2050  1815    136.00-138.00     136.87   High Dressing
    4   1670-2035  1849    120.00-128.00     123.37   Low Dressing


Cow Calf Pairs
 Head
          2-8yrs old w/calf under 250lbs        1700.00
          2-8yrs old w/calf over 250lbs      2400.00-2500.00
          Over 8 w/calf under 250lbs            1650.00
          Over 8 w/calf over 250lbs

Baby Calves
 Head
    6    Newborn Beef   250.00-450.00
         Newborn Dairy   45.00-200.00


Goats                        Sel 1          Sel2
 Head     Sm Billies       97.50-135.00
          Bg Billies      140.00-240.00
          Sm Nannies      100.00-142.50
          Big Nannies     110.00-210.00
          Wethers         125.00-142.50
          kids             20.00-75.00
          
Ewes
 Head
    6    65.00-110.00



Feeders Lambs
 Head
    8   10    60-75lbs    110.00-215.00

Slaughter Hogs
 Head
    10   200-250  60.00
         250-300  62.00-67.50
         300 & up 72.50

Feeder Pigs
 Head
    5   30.00-40.00

Sows
 Head
    2   42.50-52.50

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Greenbrier Valley Livestock Market, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday March 20, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  146

Slaughter cows made up 19% of the offering, slaughter bulls 1%,
other cows 1%, and feeders 79%.

The feeder supply included 39% steers, 51% heifers, and 10% bulls.

Near 23% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    265-265    265       277.50         277.50
    1    365-365    365       302.50         302.50
    5    451-451    451       280.00         280.00
    1    496-496    496       260.00         260.00   SMOKE
   10    502-540    506    255.00-256.00     255.89
    6    601-601    601       244.00         244.00
    4    675-690    680    177.50-231.00     214.44
                             Small 1
    1    945-945    945       133.00         133.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    315-315    315       285.00         285.00
    2    390-390    390       278.00         278.00
    4    435-435    435       260.00         260.00
    4    455-495    473    220.00-262.50     246.55
    1    510-510    510       220.00         220.00   SMOKE
    1    575-575    575       212.50         212.50
    1    625-625    625       160.00         160.00   EXOTIC
    1    700-700    700       162.50         162.50   EXOTIC
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    465-465    465       245.00         245.00   RED

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    415-445    430    240.00-245.00     242.41
    5    457-457    457       244.00         244.00
   14    505-537    530    227.50-238.00     229.64
   19    555-595    570    198.00-226.00     221.86
    1    565-565    565       222.50         222.50   SMOKE
    2    641-641    641       210.00         210.00
    1    640-640    640       200.00         200.00   SMOKE
    1    650-650    650       207.50         207.50
    1    785-785    785       157.50         157.50
    1    870-870    870       150.00         150.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    370-370    370       232.50         232.50
    1    435-435    435       200.00         200.00
    5    510-530    519    210.00-230.00     221.15
    1    665-665    665       186.00         186.00
    1    656-656    656       142.50         142.50   SMOKE
                             Small 2
    1    410-410    410       210.00         210.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    290-290    290       230.00         230.00
    1    680-680    680       120.00         120.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    415-415    415       290.00         290.00
    3    560-565    562    247.00-250.00     248.01
    1    680-680    680       158.00         158.00   SMOKE
    1    735-735    735       195.00         195.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    445-445    445       260.00         260.00
    2    625-625    625       227.00         227.00
                             Small and Medium 2
    1    460-460    460       225.00         225.00
                             Small and Medium 2 - 3
    1    730-730    730       143.00         143.00   BWF

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9   1110-1385  1263    103.50-107.00     105.20
    2   1270-1330  1300    112.00-117.00     114.56   High Dressing
    5   1400-1750  1575    105.00-110.00     107.31
    1   1465-1465  1465       115.00         115.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    9   1055-1370  1227     80.00-98.00       92.05
    2   1410-1500  1455     96.00-104.50     100.38

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1135-1135  1135       120.00         120.00   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   2160-2160  2160       145.00         145.00   High Dressing
    1   1715-1715  1715        95.00          95.00   Low Dressing

Heiferetts   Medium and large 1-2 Young
  Head      Wt Range 		Price Range
  5        1125-1305            121-140

Baby calves			Dairy		Beef
Head	Age Range 		Avg Price
 3	Newborn to 4 weeks	275-325		375

Goat 
Head Type 		Sel1	Sel2
 1   Big Nannies	210
 1   SL Wethers                  210
 1   Kids Under 20lb             52.5

Ewes
Head Wt Rage    Price Range
 7   100-115     45-65

Rams
Head Wt Range   Price Range
 1    200     

  80

Feeder Lambs
Head Wt Range Price Range
  4   55-90 82.5-240

Slaughter Lambs
Head Wt Range Price Range
13 103 170

Feeder Pigs
Head Wt Range   Price Range
4   110       103

Slaughter Barrows & Gilts
Head Wt Range   Price Range
3   275-345     60-67.5

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