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New Lime Spreader For Gilmer County

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Lime Spreader

Four new Lime Spreaders were recently purchased by the West Fork Conservation District and are available for Cooperator use.  This is the first time Gilmer County has been able to have a Lime Spreader in the county.

A Two Ton Lime Spreader housed in the county will be available to rent immediately.

The spreader can be picked up and returned during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Lessee will be charged a $50 deposit plus $50.00 daily rental fee.

The lease agreement is limited to five continuous days.  We are very excited to have this opportunity to benefit the farmers in Gilmer County by having it available in the county.

Please contact Supervisors, Larry Sponaugle at 304.462.5224 or Jane Collins at 304.462.7747 the night before you want to rent the Lime Spreader so arrangements can be made for pick-up.


Grassworks Weed Wiper

Also newly purchased is a Grassworks Weed Wiper.  The Weed Wiper is an aggressive, yet economical and environmentally-friendly method of applying herbicides to control weeds in hay and pasture, row cropping, food plots, wildlife habitat establishment, truck farming, horticulture, turf grass, and vegetation management.

The Weed Wiper must be rented out of the district office as there is only one available for the four counties.

Contact the West Fork Conservation District office at 304.627.2160 at Mount Clare if you are interested in renting the Weed Wiper.

Please watch for an upcoming date and announcement for a Weed Wiper demonstration in every county.

Doddridge county will have the first demonstration on Friday, June 19, 2015.

More information about a time and place will be available shortly.  Anyone can attend the demonstration in any of the four counties.


The West Fork Summer Newsletter will be mailed out soon with several opportunities for the farmers to take advantage of.  We will have soil/Forage sampling, information about sealed bids to purchase the old Lime Spreaders, Pasture Field Day and much more.  Its going to be an exciting time for Gilmer County Farmers to be able to take advantage of some of the new programs being offered.

For more information, contact Gilmer County Supervisors, Jane Collins or Larry Sponaugle.

A Tale of Two Sisters

Based solely on my own experience, I suspect most people hate snakes. That’s how I explain the many images of severed and decapitated snakes people proudly send me each year. Most recently, a friend sent me a photo of a northern brown snake that someone had cut in half with a shovel.

Brown snakes are small (about 12 inches long), inconspicuous and totally harmless unless you’re a worm, slug or snail. Why kill something most people have probably never even seen?
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I’ve long been intrigued by our hostile attitudes toward snakes. My wife credits Carl Sagan with the notion that it may be genetic, dating back to prehistoric days when big snakes may have actually been threats to human life. Or perhaps the Judeo-Christian story of the serpent and original sin is to blame.

I think it’s learned behavior. When I realized years ago that my family would include a snake hater (my wife), a snake appreciator (me) and two daughters, I tried to behave in a snake-neutral manner for my daughters’ sake.

Older daughter, Nora, loved the country life and whenever I found a turtle, a salamander or snake she was enthralled. She eagerly handled them and wanted to learn more about them. Nora was obviously not predisposed to hate snakes.

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Emma was six years younger, and she followed Nora’s path. I even have a Polaroid photo of the three of us with a large boa constrictor draped over our shoulders.

But when Emma was about seven years old, I inadvertently traumatized her. We found an eight-inch long, completely harmless ring-neck snake in the yard, and Emma asked to hold it. I placed it in her hands, and as it slithered through her fingers, she was thrilled.

Until the snake somehow got its teeth stuck on the tip of one of Emma’s fingers.

It wasn’t a bite because a snake that small is unable to open its jaws wide enough to bite even a child’s tender skin. But there it was dangling from one of Emma’s fingertips. I carefully dislodged the snake’s teeth from Emma’s finger as quickly as I could. There was no pain, no blood, no scar. Just sheer terror.

Ever since that day, Emma has abhorred snakes. She loves animals and is a nature girl at heart, but to this day, when she sees a snake of any kind she’s gone with a scream in a cloud of dust.

Emma is clearly her mother’s daughter. She loathes snakes. Intellectually, she understands the ecological role they play, but she can’t stand the sight of them.

My wife has explained her feelings about snakes to me many times. “I don’t hate them, I’m repulsed by them,” she says. “Their unblinking eyes (snakes lack eyelids; a transparent scale protects their eyes) unnerve me, their slithering motion is unnatural and I usually see one just as I’m about to step on it.”

Linda has always felt this way, and one time many years ago we spent a summer at a biological station where I taught. A herpetologist friend kept several docile captive snakes in his lab. Linda agreed to hold one to overcome her fears. And she did it. But the look in her eyes as that rat snake slid through her fingers and up her arm was classic. To my knowledge, she’s never held a snake again.

Now please don’t get me wrong. I respect Linda and Emma’s attitude toward snakes. And it’s not that I’m a snake lover. I like to see them in the yard where I know they eat mice and chipmunks, but I also realize they get into my nest boxes and eat bluebirds and chickadees.

But I’m convinced that we are not born with a negative attitude toward snakes. Snake haters have either had a bad experience like Emma, or perhaps they picked up on attitudes from adults when they were young.

My plea is this: As days warm and reptiles become more active, don’t kill snakes just because they’re snakes. You don’t have to like them; just tolerate them.

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

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY - WEEK ENDING 06.06.2015

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RECEIPTS:    Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week     153,900     59,400        18,700        232,000 
Last Week     104,000     36,700        21,700        162,400 
Last Year     170,700     42,500        33,100        246,300

Compared to last week, calves in a light test and yearlings sold firm to 5.00 higher, with many auctions that were closed during Memorial Day quoted a full 10.00 higher than two weeks ago.

Receipts continue to be dominated by heavy yearlings which is fortunate since that is exactly where the best demand exists.

Buyer interest still remains good for calves, best on calves under 550 lbs. as in many cases localized demand is readily absorbing lightweight calves.

In the Southeast calves traded mostly 2.00-5.00 higher.

There remain plenty of bearish attitudes lurking about as Boxed-beef values have moved sharply lower and cries of weak beef demand remains in circulation.

Boxed-beef values have come back down to earth since Memorial Weekend, as seasonal prices are trending lower but seasonally on target.

Boxed beef values will have to soften to stimulate buying interest from retailers.

After topping out at 265.59 on May 19th, Choice product has since steadily declined and closed Friday 3.83 lower for the day at 244.65.

A seasonal decline in fed cattle prices so far has not been accompanying the boxed-beef trade, with most trade still hovering around the 158.00-160.00 level that still continues to capture trade as of last Friday.

Bids and asking prices on this Friday remain far apart as neither packer or seller are willing to meet in the middle.

Some good news for the Livestock sector came from the foodservice business as the latest data from the Restaurant Performance Index released May 29th posted moderate growth in April.

The RPI stood at 102.7 up 0.5% from March which indicates a continued optimistic outlook among restaurant operators.

April represented the 26th consecutive month in which the RPI stood above 100; a good indication of expansion as values under 100 indicate contraction.

There was no contraction for yearling prices this week as at the Kingsville Livestock Auction in Kingsville, MO on Tuesday sold 177 head of 800-850 lb. steers averaging 832 lbs. sold for a weighted average price of 236.85, topping out at 240.60.

At the Blue Grass Stockyards in Lexington, KY on Tuesday sold a part load of yearlings weighing 851 lbs. for 218.50 and a pot load weighing 887 lbs. traded for 214.25.

Live cattle and feeder cattle futures are finding some choppy trade but keep doing better than boxed-beef values and limited to lower cash bids.

The U.S. Jobs report was released Friday morning with U.S. employers ramping up hiring last month adding 280,000 jobs in May well above expectations as the Labor market appears to be picking up momentum after slowing in the early months of 2015.

Wheat harvest is starting to get underway and will be making its way up through the Southern Plains which will limit the already abbreviated auction schedules.

The nation’s corn crop is within 5% of being completely planted as 95% is in the ground with 84% emerged and 74% rated good to excellent.

Auction volume included 52% weighing over 600 lbs. and 39% heifers.

AUCTION RECEIPTS:  153,900   Last Week:  104,000   Last Year:  170,700

Buckhannon Stockyards, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday June 03, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  31

Slaughter cows made up 26% of the offering, slaughter bulls 6%,
replacement cows 3%, and feeders 65%.

The feeder supply included 5% steers, 60% heifers, and 35% bulls.

Near 40% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Holstein Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1100-1100  1100       119.00         119.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    805-815    810    167.50-175.00     171.27
    1    880-880    880       175.00         175.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    452-485    463    202.00-215.00     210.46
    3    500-518    512    205.00-215.00     208.26
    1    515-515    515       205.00         205.00   EXOTIC
    1    830-830    830       155.00         155.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    485-485    485       184.00         184.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    700-700    700       180.00         180.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    470-495    478    215.00-220.00     218.28
    1    520-520    520       190.00         190.00   EXOTIC
    2    628-628    628       195.00         195.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1100-1100  1100   999.00-1650.00    1650.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1085-1260  1154     99.50-109.25     104.98
    2   1200-1270  1235    118.00-119.00     118.49   High Dressing
    1   1485-1485  1485       115.00         115.00
    1   1475-1475  1475       100.00         100.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1115-1335  1225    121.50-124.00     122.86

cow/calf pairs
 head    age range                    m&l 1
 3       2-8 yrs w calf under 250lb   2325.00-2500.00

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday June 03, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  110

Slaughter cows made up 52% of the offering, slaughter bulls 26%,
replacement cows 2%, other cows 4%, and feeders 16%.

The feeder supply included 13% steers, 63% heifers, and 25% bulls.

Near 25% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    715-715    715       191.00         191.00   Yearlings

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    260-260    260       280.00         280.00
    1    460-460    460       233.00         233.00
    1    615-615    615       185.00         185.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    385-385    385       195.00         195.00
    1    595-595    595       162.00         162.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    565-565    565       200.00         200.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    450-450    450       189.00         189.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    960-960    960   999.00-1550.00    1550.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1450-1675  1584     91.00-97.00       94.58
    3   1490-1605  1547    101.00-106.00     104.16   High Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    6   1205-1350  1299     91.00-98.00       95.30
    3   1150-1250  1198    105.00-110.00     107.01   High Dressing
    2   1400-1440  1420     89.00-92.00       90.52
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    3   1080-1225  1145     87.00-93.00       88.97
    1   1040-1040  1040       118.00         118.00   High Dressing
    3   1075-1395  1183     77.00-84.00       80.66   Low Dressing
    1   1580-1580  1580        83.00          83.00   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    865-865    865       160.00         160.00   
    1   1205-1205  1205       130.00         130.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    945-945    945       155.00         155.00
    9   1110-1240  1175    149.00-159.00     154.79   High Dressing
    1   1165-1165  1165       117.00         117.00   Low Dressing
    2   2255-2280  2268    134.50-135.00     134.75

Cow Calf Pairs
 Head	Age Range			M&L1			M&L2
   16	2-8 yrs old w/calf under 250lb  2200.00-2600.00
   10   2-8 yrs old w/calf over 250lb   2300.00-2600.00

Feeder & Slaughter Lambs
 Head	Age Range	Price Range
   12   40-60lb		185.00-225.00
   31   60-80lb		196.00-219.00
   11   80-100lb	191.00-205.00
    2   100-120lb       200.00-201.00

South Branch Slaughter, South Branch, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday June 03, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  166

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.

The feeder supply included 94% steers, and 6% heifers.

Near 100% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1094-1094  1094       155.00         155.00   Select
    2   1176-1176  1176    154.50-155.00     154.75   Select
   17   1276-1296  1292    154.50-157.00     156.26   Select
   16   1323-1593  1439    154.00-157.75     156.96   Select
  116   1341-1718  1443    158.00-162.50     159.60   Choice

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1205-1205  1205       153.00         153.00   Select
    1   1276-1276  1276       156.50         156.50   Select
    1   1277-1277  1277       159.00         159.00   Choice
    2   1350-1665  1508    148.00-155.00     151.13   Select
    4   1301-1464  1375    158.00-159.50     158.86   Choice

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday May 30, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  158

Slaughter cows made up 21% of the offering, slaughter bulls 7%,
replacement cows 5%, and feeders 66%.

The feeder supply included 31% steers, 45% heifers, and 25% bulls.

Near 46% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    360-360    360       272.50         272.50
    1    470-470    470       240.00         240.00   RWF
    1    475-475    475       190.00         190.00   Exotic
    2    550-550    550       245.00         245.00   RWF
    5    600-645    613    237.50-250.00     247.03
    2    628-628    628       232.00         232.00   RWF
    1    650-650    650       240.00         240.00   Smoke
    3    707-707    707       225.00         225.00   RWF
    1   1095-1095  1095       154.00         154.00
    1   1225-1225  1225       133.00         133.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    380-380    380       233.00         233.00   RWF
    1    440-440    440       232.50         232.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    340-340    340       247.50         247.50
    1    375-375    375       227.50         227.50
    4    445-447    447    210.00-220.00     217.51
    6    508-540    522    205.00-232.50     220.25
    3    615-640    630    190.00-210.00     198.19
    2    660-675    668    182.50-197.50     189.92
    4    735-748    745    190.00-197.50     191.85
                             Medium 1
    1    665-665    665       182.50         182.50
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    770-770    770       175.00         175.00   RWF
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    340-340    340       255.00         255.00
    1    380-380    380       192.50         192.50
    2    405-405    405       240.00         240.00
    1    565-565    565       195.00         195.00
    1    575-575    575       190.00         190.00   RWF

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    360-360    360       270.00         270.00
    1    420-420    420       239.00         239.00
    1    435-435    435       172.50         172.50   Exotic
    1    515-515    515       250.00         250.00
    2    575-575    575       230.00         230.00
    2    650-696    673       215.00         215.00
    1    715-715    715       215.00         215.00   RWF
    1    800-800    800       181.00         181.00   RWF
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    400-400    400       235.00         235.00
    2    483-483    483       232.50         232.50
    1    610-610    610       230.00         230.00
    1    790-790    790       185.00         185.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1000-1000  1000   999.00-1275.00    1275.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1140-1140  1140   999.00-1550.00    1550.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1015-1015  1015   999.00-1475.00    1475.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    2   1250-1395  1323   999.00-1500.00    1476.37   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1370-1370  1370       109.00         109.00   High Dressing
    1   1400-1400  1400       117.00         117.00
    1   1595-1595  1595       101.00         101.00   High Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2   1170-1375  1273    104.00-113.00     108.14
   12   1025-1380  1263    110.00-125.00     116.55   High Dressing
    1   1070-1070  1070        95.00          95.00   Low Dressing
    2   1450-1485  1468    107.00-118.00     112.43   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    945-945    945        94.00          94.00

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1275-1430  1353    123.00-129.00     128.60
    4   1615-2195  1816    134.00-139.00     135.28   High Dressing
    1   1605-1605  1605       115.00         115.00   Low Dressing

Calves
 Head	Age Range		Beef		Dairy
    3   Newborn to 4 weeks			150.00

Goats
 Head	Wt Range		Sel1		Sel2		Sel3
    8   Under 20lb			     45.00-50.00
    7   20-40 lb		90.00	     45.00-52.50

JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL LIVESTOCK, RIPLEY, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday May 30, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  276

Slaughter cows made up 14% of the offering, slaughter bulls 4%,
replacement cows 12%, other cows 5%, and feeders 65%.

The feeder supply included 34% steers, 35% heifers, and 32% bulls.

Near 34% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    285-295    290    267.50-295.00     281.01
    1    330-330    330       257.50         257.50   RED
    3    382-395    386    265.00-277.50     273.24
    4    412-445    432    259.00-272.50     262.84
    5    450-493    483    261.00-266.00     264.34
    1    460-460    460       230.00         230.00   RED
    2    460-495    478    231.00-243.00     237.22   SMOKE
    4    515-525    523    253.00-256.00     253.74
    4    520-545    535    235.00-240.00     238.00   EXOTIC
    2    560-570    565    243.00-247.00     245.02
    2    615-640    628    241.00-242.00     241.51
    1    615-615    615       221.00         221.00   EXOTIC
    8    705-737    733    223.00-227.00     223.48
    1    790-790    790       193.00         193.00
   10    845-845    845       212.50         212.50

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    325-325    325       185.00         185.00   RWF
    1    370-370    370       245.00         245.00
    1    390-390    390       230.00         230.00   RED
    1    405-405    405       220.00         220.00
    1    470-470    470       195.00         195.00   RED
    2    520-525    523    217.50-227.00     222.23

                             Holstein Large 2 - 3
    1    395-395    395       136.00         136.00
    1    510-510    510       115.00         115.00
    1    700-700    700       117.50         117.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    245-245    245       275.00         275.00
    2    255-270    263    270.00-295.00     282.14
    1    290-290    290       267.50         267.50   RWF
    4    360-390    379    230.00-247.50     236.01
    1    375-375    375       231.00         231.00   RED
    1    390-390    390       222.50         222.50   RWF
    6    405-445    422    228.00-247.50     236.03
    1    400-400    400       235.00         235.00   RED
    1    425-425    425       225.00         225.00   SMOKE
    2    455-495    475    235.00-236.00     235.52
    2    480-495    488    212.00-233.00     222.34   EXOTIC
    9    500-535    517    225.00-242.00     234.91
    1    510-510    510       210.00         210.00   EXOTIC
    1    560-560    560       231.00         231.00
    1    595-595    595       176.00         176.00   EXOTIC
    1    630-630    630       220.00         220.00
    1    615-615    615       210.00         210.00   RED
    2    675-675    675       210.00         210.00   SMOKE
    1    685-685    685       202.00         202.00   EXOTIC
    1    660-660    660       187.00         187.00   Fleshy
    2    730-730    730    195.00-203.00     199.00
    1    780-780    780       197.00         197.00   RED
    1    890-890    890       162.00         162.00
    1    955-955    955       147.00         147.00

                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    520-520    520       154.00         154.00   Brahman X

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    315-315    315       230.00         230.00
    1    455-455    455       222.00         222.00
    1    485-485    485       232.50         232.50   RED
    1    475-475    475       207.50         207.50   EXOTIC
    2    540-540    540       203.00         203.00
    1    580-580    580       213.00         213.00
    1    585-585    585       196.00         196.00   RED
    5    605-627    619    190.00-212.00     204.70
    1    710-710    710       184.00         184.00

                             Medium and Large 3
    1    460-460    460       165.00         165.00
    1    620-620    620       132.00         132.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    260-260    260       320.00         320.00
    2    320-335    328    282.50-290.00     286.16
    1    300-300    300       232.50         232.50   RED
    9    365-397    384    240.00-270.00     262.27
    1    355-355    355       257.50         257.50   RED
    5    415-445    431    187.50-257.50     243.75
    1    415-415    415       180.00         180.00   RWF
    5    455-498    487    239.00-247.00     241.89
    3    515-540    528    220.00-237.00     230.99
    7    550-590    574    205.00-244.00     231.15
    1    565-565    565       210.00         210.00   RED
    4    603-603    603       231.00         231.00
    4    670-685    681    189.00-215.00     202.68
    1    675-675    675       172.00         172.00   RWF
    5    717-735    723    181.00-216.00     198.70
    2    900-940    920    159.00-164.00     161.55
    4   1072-1072  1072       139.00         139.00   RED

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    475-475    475       221.00         221.00   EXOTIC

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    970-1100  1033   999.00-1800.00    1645.73   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    850-850    850   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    5    940-1185  1031   999.00-1700.00    1436.76   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1    815-815    815   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    2    940-1195  1068   999.00-2500.00    2213.82   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    2   1200-1370  1285   999.00-2300.00    2193.39   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1120-1120  1120   999.00-1275.00    1275.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1285-1285  1285   999.00-1375.00    1375.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    855-855    855   999.00-1500.00    1500.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    3    965-1125  1028   999.00-1450.00    1386.95   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1285-1285  1285   999.00-1750.00    1750.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1690-1690  1690   999.00-1775.00    1775.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1125-1195  1160   999.00-2350.00    1937.82   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    2   1315-1330  1323   999.00-1700.00    1625.43   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1505-1505  1505   999.00-1650.00    1650.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    850-850    850       725.00         725.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1140-1140  1140   999.00-1425.00    1425.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1360-1360  1360   999.00-1400.00    1400.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 2 Middle Aged
    1   1220-1220  1220   999.00-1190.00    1190.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1120-1290  1183    103.50-110.00     107.63
    1   1225-1225  1225       108.50         108.50   High Dressing
    3   1400-1590  1513    108.00-115.00     110.86   High Dressing

                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2    815-865    840    103.00-108.00     105.43
    2   1155-1265  1210    100.00-104.00     101.91
   16   1100-1375  1236    107.00-124.00     113.51   High Dressing
    4   1035-1385  1173     90.00-97.50       94.18   Low Dressing
    1   1400-1400  1400        98.00          98.00
    2   1400-1695  1548    103.00-109.00     105.71   High Dressing

                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2    815-1140   978     95.00-102.00      97.92
    1    935-935    935       110.00         110.00   High Dressing
    2    870-1000   935     95.00-96.50       95.70   Low Dressing

Hiefferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    670-875    771    119.00-160.00     141.56   Per Head
    8    935-1140   989    121.00-154.00     140.82   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1085-1490  1273    120.00-140.00     130.93
    4   1610-2420  1848    124.50-138.00     132.34
    2   1775-2025  1900    135.00-144.00     139.20   High Dressing
    1   1685-1685  1685       126.00         126.00   Low Dressing

 
Slaughter Cattle
 Head
    10   900-1400lbs   140.00-155.00

Stock Bulls
 Head
    4     1400.00 - 2000.00


Cow Calf Pairs
 Head
   17     2-8yrs old w/calf under 250lbs   2300.00-2575.00
          2-8yrs old w/calf over 250lbs    2600.00-3075.00
          Over 8 w/calf under 250lbs       1500.00-2000.00
          Over 8 w/calf over 250lbs        1500.00

  

Goats                        Sel 1               Sel2
 Head     Sm Billies       70.00-170.00       45.00-75.00
   44     Bg Billies      200.00-300.00
          Sm Nannies       75.00-100.00  
          Big Nannies     100.00-155.00
          Wethers          65.00-205.00
          kids             15.00-75.00
          


Slaughter Ewes
 Head
   20     40.00-75.00

Slaughter Rams
 HEad 
    1     85.00

Feeder Lambs
 HEad
    15    40-80lbs     175.00-230.00

Slaughter Hogs
 HEad
    8     275-340lbs   62.00-67.50 

Sows
 Head
    5     31.00-36.00

West Virginia Trout Stocking Week of June 1-5, 2015

The Gilmer Free Press

ELKINS, WV – The following waters were stocked the week of June 1, 2015

Anthony Creek

Blackwater River

Bullskin Run

Cacapon Park Lake

Cranberry River

Elk River

Evitts Run

Knapps Creek

Lost River

Middle Creek (Berkeley)

Mill Creek (Berkeley)

New Creek

North Fork of Patterson Creek

North Fork of South Branch

Opequon Creek

Rocky Marsh Run

Shavers Fork (Bemis)

Shavers Fork (lower section)

Shavers Fork (upper section)

South Branch (C&R)

South Branch (Franklin)

South Branch (Smoke Hole)

Spruce Knob Lake

Summit Lake

Trout Run

Waites Run

Watoga Lake

West Fork of Greenbrier River (railroad grade)

Williams River

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