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New Visitor Center Planned for Hatfield-McCoy Trail

The Gilmer Free Press

BRAMWELL, WV — The key to real estate is simple, location, location, location at least according to the experts. The location of the newest addition to the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, the Pocahontas Trail System, has enabled it to quickly become one of the most popular and fastest growing trail locations of the entire network.

“That particular trail has grown ever since its opening,” said Hatfield-McCoy Trail Executive Director Jeff Lusk. “It’s just a very, very popular system and well located for our customers coming up from Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Since its opening its grown faster than any of our systems ever have.”

The area is in Mercer County near the community of Bramwell. It’s located 14 miles from I-77 and Lusk believes the location makes it the perfect spot for the southern visitors center.

“We’d always envisioned having a visitors center as people leave I-77 and come down into Mercer County along U.S. Route 52,” Lusk said. “We’re in the process of hiring an engineering firm to evaluate sites as the potential location for that center.”

A half-Million dollars has been secured for construction of the facility somewhere near the community of Bramwell. Lusk said the idea will be to create something similar to the northern visitors center located along U.S. Route 119 in Boone County near the Little Coal River Trailhead, the most northern of the trails on the Hatfield-McCoy System.

Lusk said they are in the process of accepting bids for engineering firms and once a site is selected the construction should move forward rapidly. The Hatfield-McCoy Systems continues to grow every year. Lusk said they are still seeing growth each year and more than 80 percent of those who buy trail riding permits are from out-of-state. He said their biggest obstacle now is to develop infrastructure. Lusk said the only thing holding them back is a lack of hotels, restaurants, and other entertainment venues to give riders ways to spend their time and money off the trail when they come for an extended visit.

He said they are also finding many who are returning year after year to ride in the southern West Virginia hills.

~~  Chris Lawrence - WVMN ~~

Birding by Ear from Bed

The Gilmer Free Press

Wood thrushes returned the last week in April, so I know spring has officially arrived. The day they returned I heard their evening vespers just before dusk. The next morning they sang before dawn’s first light.

Spring migration is the most anticipated event of the year for birders. It prompts us to rise well before dawn to see (and hear) who has returned overnight.

But sometimes life gets in the way. I stayed up late on Saturday, May 02, and when my biological alarm rang at 5:30 the next day. I rolled over and went back to sleep. I then woke up at 6:45 to the sounds of some familiar voices. Robins, cardinals and mourning doves sang outside the bedroom window.

To assuage my guilt at having slept in, I started counting species. Why get up for a bird walk, when I could bird by ear from bed? I had never really done that before, so I decided to tabulate the species I heard from 7 AM until 7:30.

It was a beautiful morning, and the chorus was incessant. Here are the birds I identified by voice only: Wild turkey, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, mourning dove, eastern phoebe, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, house wren, Carolina wren, eastern bluebird, American robin, wood thrush, gray catbird, brown thrasher, European starling, white-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, hooded warbler, rose-breasted grosbeak, northern cardinal, eastern towhee, song sparrow, field sparrow, brown-headed cowbird, scarlet tanager and American goldfinch. Twenty-eight species is not a bad list for just 30 minutes while lying in bed.

Conspicuously absent from the list were chipping sparrows, indigo buntings, Baltimore orioles, and blue-winged warblers. Chipping sparrows returned weeks ago and are nesting on the edge of the yard, so I must have simply missed them. And the next day, on May 04, indigo buntings and blue-winged warbler returned.

Birding by ear is a skill that comes with practice and experience. Once mastered, hearing a bird is just as good as seeing it. The only exception, for me, is encountering bird I’ve never seen before. I must see a “life” bird to add it to my life list.

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Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just a few weeks away, and as temperatures climb, boaters will hit ponds, lakes, streams and rivers to fish, swim, tube and ski. Be smart this year, and stay alive.

According to a story in the May/June issue of Pennsylvania Angler and Boater, boating accidents in the state claimed 17 victims last year. That number compares to 17 deaths in 2013, 11 in 2012 and 22 in 2011.

The easiest way to drive the number of boating fatalities down to near zero is to ALWAYS wear a life jacket. If someone dies in a boating accident, there’s an excellent chance they did not wear a life jacket.

For example, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, in 2014, 13 of the 17 victims (76.5%) were not wearing life jackets. In 2013, 15 of 17 victims (88.2%) did not wear life jackets. In 2012, eight of 11 victims (72.7%) did not wear life jackets. And in 2011, 19 of 22 victims (86.4%) did not wear life jackets.

Nationally, the same trend holds true. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 651 people died in boating accidents in 2012. Of those 651 deaths, 462 (72%) were by drowning. And of those drowning victims, 388 (84%) were not wearing life jackets. That makes each drowning death preventable.

Clearly, your best chance to survive a boating accident is to wear a life jacket from the time you get on a boat until you get off. And this means all boats — kayaks, canoes, rafts, rowboats, motorboats, pontoons and speedboats. If there is not a life jacket for everyone on board, stay off the boat.

Boating safety experts also recommend that all boat captains should take a boater education course. And never drink alcohol while boating. Fill the cooler with water and soft drinks.

Enjoy the water this summer, but be smart, be safe and stay alive.

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

WVDNR to Stock Catchable Channel Catfish in May

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be stocking more than 4,000 catchable-size channel catfish during the week of May 18, 2015. This popular program provides fishing opportunities at user-friendly lakes at DNR wildlife management areas and state parks, as well as at several county- and city-owned impoundments.

Lakes to be stocked in May are: Anawalt Lake (McDowell County), Barboursville Lake (Cabell County), Berwind Lake (McDowell County), Cacapon State Park Lake (Morgan County), Cedar Creek State Park Lake (Gilmer County), Chief Logan State Park Lake (Logan County), Coonskin Park Lake (Kanawha County), Edwards Run Pond (Hampshire County), Fort Ashby Lake (Mineral County), French Creek Pond (Upshur County), Indian Rock Lake (Nicholas County), Laurel Lake (Mingo County), Little Beaver State Park Lake (Raleigh County), Mason Lake (Monongalia County), Mountwood Lake (Wood County), North Bend State Park Pond (Ritchie County), Pipestem State Park Lake (Summers County), Tomlinson Run State Park Lake (Hancock County), Wallback Lake (Clay County), Watoga State Park Lake (Pocahontas County), and Wirt County Farm Pond (Wirt County).

Tagged channel catfish will be stocked into seven state park lakes in May as part of the Catfish in the Parks Program, according to Chris O’Bara, DNR fishery biologist. These lakes are: Cacapon, Cedar Creek, Chief Logan, North Bend, Pipestem, Tomlinson Run and Watoga. In addition, tagged channel catfish will be stocked into Mountwood Lake (Wood Co,) as part of an ongoing study.

Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return the tag or the tag number along with information on the date of capture, whether the fish was kept or released, and the name and address of the angler to WVDNR, 2311 Ohio Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Anglers also can call in the information (304.420.4550) or provide the information via email at . Additional information about the tagging programs can be found at www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fish_Tagging.shtm.

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY - WEEK ENDING 05.15.2015

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RECEIPTS:    Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week     147,500     54,800        29,600        231,900 
Last Week     167,000     49,600         3,400        220,000 
Last Year     166,900     34,300         7,000        208,200

Compared to last week, yearlings sold fully steady to 5.00 higher and in most cases full advance placed on heavy yearlings over 800 lbs.

Demand remains very good on yearlings as the draw of higher fed cattle prices last week continues to bring additional interest back to feeder cattle and cattle futures.

Steer and heifer calves traded steady to 5.00 higher in markets where they are fully tested.

Cash fed and feeder cattle prices continue to outdo expectations even perplex many in the business.  The insistence of bearish fundamentals or concerns with plentiful supplies of pork and poultry, larger fed cattle supplies and heavier carcass weights is not drawing away excellent early pasture conditions which should limit feedlot replacement activity, along with tight feeder supplies.

Receipts were light this week at the Oklahoma National Stockyards in Oklahoma City on Monday with 4036 head as severe storms and heavy rains have caused flooding throughout the state; making it hard for producers to gather and ship cattle off graze out wheat pastures.

On Wednesday at OKC-West in El Reno, OK sold over 7600 head of feeder cattle with over 1000 head of 900-950 lb. steers on offer averaging 921 lbs. sold with a weighted average price of 200.21/cwt.

Replacement quality heifers still remain in good demand as in Torrington, WY on Wednesday sold a part load of 747 lb. heifers by the head for 1810.00 a little over 242.00/lb. and 77 head weighing 777 lbs. for 1850.00 per head about 238.00/lb.

Choice Boxed Beef prices continue to be a bright spot this week refusing to cool its heels before Memorial Day Weekend as Choice product on Wednesday closed with impressive gains of 2.21 higher at 263.17 its highest close since January 14th and Choice product posting all-time highs on Thursday closing a 1.57 higher at 264.74.

Choice Boxed-beef then turned bearish on Friday closing 2.81 lower at 261.93.

With Memorial, Father’s, and Independence Day looming ahead of us, beef demand should be more than adequate over the next 40 days.

USDA released its May WASDE report on Tuesday with U.S. corn ending stocks for 2015-16 at 1.746 billion bushels, based on 13.63 billion bushels of production with an average yield of 166.8 bpa.

The new corn crop ending stocks estimate is down from 1.851 billion bushels in 2014-15 but within trade expectations.

The Avian Bird Flu outbreak so far has affected sixteen states with USDA-AMS Agriculture Analytics Division estimating as of May 08th 28,700,000 total birds lost.

Despite this news from AAD, corn traders have ignored the reduction in corn usage at this point with lost corn consumption coming to 630,000 bushels per week.

Impact on feed demand remains small overall, but with constant headlines and growing concerns of more poultry losses will be watched carefully.

Corn and soybean planting sped along faster than trade expected last week with USDA reporting 75% of the corn planted up from 55% the week before and the five-year average of 57% completed.

With Iowa at 83%, Illinois 88 percent, Nebraska 76%, and Minnesota at 95% corn planting completed.

The Eastern Corn Belt remains behind but made good gains last week with Indiana and Ohio at 52% and 55% completed.

Soybean planting is at 31% completed.

Auction volume included 53% over 600 lbs. and 42% heifers.

AUCTION RECEIPTS:  147,500   Last Week:  167,000   Last Year:  166,900

Greenbrier Valley Livestock Market, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday May 15, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  211 
 
Slaughter cows made up 23% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%,
replacement cows 3%, other cows 2%, and feeders 69%.

The feeder supply included 21% steers, 64% heifers, and 15% bulls.

Near 53% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    540-540    540       247.50         247.50
    1    635-635    635       202.50         202.50
    1    655-655    655       220.00         220.00
    1    710-710    710       219.00         219.00
    1    820-820    820       200.00         200.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    9    380-380    380       294.50         294.50
   13    466-466    466       269.00         269.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    690-690    690       150.00         150.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    1    700-700    700       147.50         147.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    460-495    486    243.00-255.00     245.84
    2    560-565    563    220.00-227.50     223.73
    6    605-635    614    211.00-214.00     213.14
   24    650-686    682    206.50-221.00     208.23
    1    665-665    665       207.50         207.50   SMOKE
   21    753-753    753       194.00         194.00
   12    811-811    811       189.00         189.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
   10    389-389    389       265.00         265.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    365-395    380       250.00         250.00
    2    440-440    440       244.00         244.00
    5    455-480    464    232.50-250.00     243.35
    1    460-460    460       240.00         240.00   SMOKE
    1    555-555    555       175.00         175.00
    2    600-640    620       200.00         200.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    270-270    270       225.00         225.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    400-400    400       240.00         240.00
    1    400-400    400       240.00         240.00   SMOKE
    1    500-500    500       250.00         250.00
    2    532-532    532       235.00         235.00   RED
    1    575-575    575       230.00         230.00
    2    632-632    632       190.00         190.00
    1    715-715    715       192.50         192.50
    1    780-780    780       177.50         177.50
                             Small 1
    1    525-525    525       220.00         220.00   RED
    1    750-750    750       157.50         157.50   SMOKE
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    385-385    385       260.00         260.00
    1    395-395    395       257.50         257.50   SMOKE
    1    425-425    425       260.00         260.00
    1    490-490    490       230.00         230.00
    1    525-525    525       242.50         242.50
    1    540-540    540       235.00         235.00   SMOKE
    2    555-565    560    227.50-235.00     231.28
    1    605-605    605       190.00         190.00
                             Small 2
    1    360-360    360       232.50         232.50

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    745-810    771   999.00-1575.00    1396.31   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    2    955-1005   980   999.00-1900.00    1900.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1230-1230  1230   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1205-1205  1205       108.50         108.50
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    1    730-730    730        70.00          70.00
    1    865-865    865        90.00          90.00   Low Dressing
   10    945-1365  1150     91.50-108.00     101.81
   12   1095-1385  1218    110.00-119.00     113.80   High Dressing
    4   1115-1280  1198     90.00-99.00       94.62   Low Dressing
    6   1400-1625  1498    102.00-110.00     106.22
    2   1430-1455  1443    112.00-124.00     117.95   High Dressing
    3   1410-1585  1507     80.00-95.00       89.63   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    755-755    755        91.00          91.00   High Dressing
    2    635-790    713     25.00-60.00       44.40   Low Dressing
    3    940-1085   997     81.00-86.00       84.07
    2    950-985    968     75.00-79.00       76.96   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    875-875    875       175.00         175.00   Per Head
    4    955-1180  1054    120.00-155.00     133.59   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1415-1415  1415       106.00         106.00
    2   1410-1420  1415    130.00-136.00     133.01   High Dressing
    2   1825-1975  1900    134.00-139.00     136.60

Baby Calves			Dairy		Beef
Head	Age Range		Price Range
 3	New Born to 4 Weeks	175		150-425

Cow/Calf Pairs				  M&L1
Head 	Age Range			Price Range
 57	2-8yrs old w/calf under 250lbs	1850-2885

Goats
Head	Type		Sel2
 4	Sm Billies	80-145
 1	Kid under 20lbs 47.50

Ewes
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 3	155-275		50-67.50

Feeder Lambs
Head	Wt Range 	Price Range
 33	32-83		130-200

Slaughter Lambs
Head   Wt Range		Pricw Range
 15	90-120		152.50-195

Feeder Pigs
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 20	20-158		20-100

Sow
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	225		50

Bulls By The Head
Head 	Wt Rangee	Price Range
 4	>1200 lbs	1775-3150
 1	<1200 lbs	2200

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday May 13, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  100  

Slaughter cows made up 19% of the offering, slaughter bulls 4%,
other cows 6%, and feeders 71%.

The feeder supply included 12% steers, 80% heifers, and 8% bulls.

Near 50% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    510-510    510       235.00         235.00
    2    700-740    720    200.00-209.00     204.38
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    465-465    465       215.00         215.00
    1    515-515    515       211.00         211.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    410-410    410       224.00         224.00
    1    495-495    495       212.00         212.00   Red
    8    591-591    591       224.00         224.00
    1    605-605    605       217.00         217.00
    1    675-675    675       190.00         190.00   Exotic
    8    900-900    900       189.00         189.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    275-275    275       220.00         220.00   RWF
    1    350-350    350       225.00         225.00
    1    485-485    485       216.00         216.00
    2    535-540    538    218.00-223.00     220.49
    1    510-510    510       183.00         183.00   Exotic
    3    578-578    578       213.00         213.00
    9    611-611    611       219.00         219.00
    1    715-715    715       185.00         185.00
    1    750-750    750       160.00         160.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    440-440    440       245.00         245.00
    2    745-745    745       196.00         196.00

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1240-1330  1285    103.00-104.00     103.52   High Dressing
    1   1595-1595  1595        96.00          96.00
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    5   1005-1355  1142     91.00-97.50       94.44
    1   1305-1305  1305       101.00         101.00   High Dressing
    1   1450-1450  1450       115.00         115.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1005-1005  1005        90.00          90.00
    1   1180-1180  1180        99.00          99.00   High Dressing
    1    855-855    855        80.00          80.00   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    840-885    863    165.00-173.00     169.10   
    1    945-945    945       162.00         162.00   
                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    1    890-890    890       126.00         126.00   

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1160-1160  1160       154.00         154.00   High Dressing
    2   1895-2200  2048    124.00-126.50     125.16

Baby Calves
 Head	Age Range		Beef	Dairy
    1   Newborn to 4 weeks      330.00

Slaughter Ewes 
 Head			Price Range
    1	Fleshy		87.00
    1   Thin		56.00

Goats
 Head			Sel1		Sel2		Sel3
    8   20-40lb		91.00	     51.00-71.00
    1   BG Billies	223.00

 

Buckhannon Livestock, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday May 13, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  89  

Slaughter cows made up 21% of the offering, slaughter bulls 8%,
replacement cows 13%, other cows 1%, and feeders 56%.

The feeder supply included 56% steers, 30% heifers, and 14% 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    345-345    345       260.00         260.00
    1    380-380    380       250.00         250.00
    1    410-410    410       245.00         245.00
    1    410-410    410       232.50         232.50   RWF
    1    515-515    515       240.00         240.00
    3    580-580    580       257.50         257.50   RWF
    2    655-695    675    205.00-217.00     211.18   RWF
    1    715-715    715       212.50         212.50
    2    708-708    708       190.00         190.00   RED
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    4    608-608    608       250.00         250.00   RWF
    3    727-727    727       190.00         190.00   RWF
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    460-460    460       162.50         162.50
    1    660-660    660       210.00         210.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large  2 - 3
    1    425-425    425       192.50         192.50
    2    458-458    458       205.00         205.00
    3    775-775    775       157.00         157.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    330-330    330       300.00         300.00
    2    318-318    318       245.00         245.00   SMOKE
    1    380-380    380       250.00         250.00
    1    460-460    460   999.00-7197.50    7197.50
    2    515-515    515       230.00         230.00   RWF
    2    585-585    585       225.00         225.00
    1    630-630    630       220.00         220.00
    2    623-623    623       216.00         216.00   RWF
    1    725-725    725       186.00         186.00
    1    970-970    970       216.00         216.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    375-375    375       160.00         160.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    620-620    620       208.00         208.00
    1    660-660    660       227.50         227.50
                             Medium and Large 3
    3    420-420    420       150.00         150.00
    2    528-528    528       155.00         155.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1000-1000  1000   999.00-1125.00    1125.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2    950-1155  1053   999.00-1925.00    1624.88   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    850-875    863   950.00-1400.00    1178.26   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1200-1200  1200   999.00-1275.00    1275.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    2    950-1050  1000   999.00-1600.00    1489.75   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1250-1260  1255   999.00-1950.00    1724.10   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    850-850    850       870.00         870.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1150-1150  1150   999.00-1510.00    1510.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1120-1325  1253    121.00-128.50     124.77   High Dressing
    1   1415-1415  1415       110.00         110.00
    1   1470-1470  1470       107.00         107.00   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    3   1255-1310  1280    112.00-113.00     112.33
    3   1075-1210  1165    115.00-120.00     117.92   High Dressing
    3   1035-1080  1055    100.00-110.00     105.61   Low Dressing
    1   1610-1610  1610       121.00         121.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1260-1260  1260       118.00         118.00
    2    960-1035   998     86.00-92.50       89.13   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    690-690    690       180.00         180.00   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5   1110-1425  1279    129.00-141.50     136.13
    2   1550-1585  1568    139.00-140.00     139.49

Baby Calves				Beef
Head	Age Range		Price Range
 2	Newborn to 4 weeks	160-170

Cow/Calf Pairs			 	  M&L1				M&L2
Head	Age Range			Price Range	
  37	2-8yrs old w/calf under 250	1450-3000			1210
  10	2-8yrs old w/calf over 250	2000-2975			1435
  7	over 8 w/calf under 250		1525-2975
  2	over 8 wcalf ocer 250		2225-2300

Goats
Head Type	 Sel2
 2   Big Billies  110-130

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday May 09, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  216  

Slaughter cows made up 22% of the offering, slaughter bulls 6%,

replacement cows 3%, other cows 7%, and feeders 62%.

The feeder supply included 25% steers, 42% heifers, and 33% bulls.

Near 26% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    250-250    250       310.00         310.00
    1    370-370    370       272.50         272.50   Calves
    2    410-445    428       275.00         275.00
    1    525-525    525       275.00         275.00
    1    530-530    530       247.50         247.50   Yearlings
    1    510-510    510       230.00         230.00   Exotic
    1    635-635    635       215.00         215.00   Exotic
    1    655-655    655       231.00         231.00
    1    695-695    695       222.50         222.50   Yearlings
    1    805-805    805       190.00         190.00   Yearlings
                             Small 1
    1    460-460    460       250.00         250.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    375-390    383    267.50-275.00     271.32
    1    390-390    390       277.50         277.50   Red
    1    400-400    400       296.00         296.00
    1    510-510    510       190.00         190.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    475-475    475       175.00         175.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    318-318    318       292.50         292.50
    1    385-385    385       232.50         232.50
    1    465-465    465       217.50         217.50
    1    530-530    530       225.00         225.00
    3    580-590    587    194.00-215.00     200.92
    1    630-630    630       200.00         200.00
    1    670-670    670       175.00         175.00   Exotic
    1    770-770    770       177.50         177.50
    1    820-820    820       180.00         180.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    265-265    265       295.00         295.00
    1    295-295    295       285.00         285.00   Red
    2    310-320    315    230.00-240.00     235.08
    1    390-390    390       215.00         215.00   Red
    1    400-400    400       217.50         217.50   RWF
    2    470-495    483    212.50-222.50     217.63
    1    510-510    510       212.50         212.50   Yearlings
    3    608-630    615    192.50-212.50     205.67
    1    650-650    650       200.00         200.00
    1    665-665    665       182.50         182.50   Red
    1    715-715    715       187.50         187.50
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    430-430    430       215.00         215.00
    1    490-490    490       175.00         175.00   Exotic

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    290-290    290       300.00         300.00
    1    315-315    315       300.00         300.00
    1    440-440    440       250.00         250.00
    1    470-470    470       210.00         210.00   Red
    1    520-520    520       227.50         227.50
    1    555-555    555       230.00         230.00
    1    800-800    800       165.00         165.00   Red
    1    995-995    995       155.00         155.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    260-260    260       230.00         230.00
    2    310-340    325    275.00-300.00     286.92
    1    390-390    390       250.00         250.00
    1    380-380    380       250.00         250.00   Red
    1    420-420    420       250.00         250.00
    1    410-410    410       267.50         267.50   Red
    1    450-450    450       242.50         242.50
    1    510-510    510       230.00         230.00
    3    555-575    567    202.50-217.50     207.69
    1    555-555    555       212.50         212.50   Yearlings
    1    610-610    610       212.50         212.50
    1    750-750    750       197.50         197.50
    1    965-965    965       157.50         157.50

JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL LIVESTOCK, RIPLEY, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday May 09, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  289  

Slaughter cows made up 15% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%,
replacement cows 7%, and feeders 75%.

The feeder supply included 31% steers, 41% heifers, and 29% bulls.

Near 33% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.


Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    355-375    365    267.00-267.50     267.24   SMOKE
    5    400-440    421    265.00-278.00     272.30
    2    405-425    415    265.00-271.00     268.07   RED
    1    430-430    430       269.00         269.00   SMOKE
    7    455-495    481    253.00-271.00     267.63
    2    515-545    530    237.50-265.00     251.64
    4    560-580    570    222.00-248.50     235.02
    1    565-565    565       251.00         251.00   RED
    6    609-625    612    236.50-238.00     236.76
    1    725-725    725       200.00         200.00   SMOKE
    2    825-830    828    180.00-182.00     181.00
    1    815-815    815       168.00         168.00   SMOKE
    2    920-935    928    162.00-169.00     165.53
    1    940-940    940       158.00         158.00   RWF
    1   1020-1020  1020       149.00         149.00

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    275-275    275       265.00         265.00
    1    285-285    285       240.00         240.00   RED
    2    330-340    335    267.50-275.00     271.19
    1    380-380    380       242.50         242.50
    1    420-420    420       225.00         225.00
    1    445-445    445       166.00         166.00   RED
    2    470-470    470       277.00         277.00
    1    505-505    505       197.50         197.50
    2    555-595    575    212.50-217.50     215.09
    1    630-630    630       211.00         211.00
    2    657-657    657       185.00         185.00   RWF
    1    725-725    725       155.00         155.00   RED
    1    840-840    840       132.00         132.00   RED

                             Holstein Large 2 - 3
    2    255-280    268    172.50-177.50     175.12
    2    335-340    338    147.50-165.00     156.31
    1    355-355    355       165.00         165.00
    1    445-445    445       140.00         140.00
    3    512-540    521    147.50-158.00     154.37
    1    625-625    625       129.00         129.00
    1    725-725    725       138.00         138.00


Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    265-265    265    240.00-250.00     245.00
    3    325-345    338    240.00-255.00     250.20
    2    387-387    387       265.00         265.00
    1    355-355    355       225.00         225.00   SMOKE
    4    405-420    409    240.00-252.50     245.08
    2    415-425    420    230.00-244.00     237.08   RED
    2    415-415    415       197.50         197.50   SMOKE
    5    450-490    477    220.00-244.00     236.40
    3    450-480    465    220.00-230.00     223.33   RED
    2    462-462    462       232.00         232.00   SMOKE
    4    500-530    520    220.00-243.00     227.92
    7    550-597    567    211.00-244.00     225.94
    1    590-590    590       202.00         202.00   RED
    1    570-570    570       167.50         167.50   SMOKE
    3    610-635    618    205.00-217.50     209.80
    2    605-605    605       208.00         208.00   SMOKE
    4    670-678    676    200.00-217.00     204.21
    1    670-670    670       200.00         200.00   SMOKE
    8    743-743    743       189.00         189.00
    3    853-853    853       175.00         175.00
    2   1025-1025  1025    135.00-155.00     145.00

                             Medium and Large 2
    4    310-345    328    220.00-230.00     223.06
    1    345-345    345       207.00         207.00   RED
    3    425-440    430    220.00-227.50     224.18
    1    445-445    445       177.50         177.50   RWF
    6    450-495    466    170.00-215.00     195.74
    1    485-485    485       172.50         172.50   SMOKE
    2    505-525    515    150.00-202.50     175.74
    1    500-500    500       200.00         200.00   RED
    1    590-590    590       183.00         183.00
    1    600-600    600       165.00         165.00
    1    690-690    690       186.00         186.00
    2    705-735    720    160.00-168.00     163.92
    1    735-735    735       128.00         128.00   RED
    1    855-855    855       139.00         139.00   RWF


Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    205-205    205       340.00         340.00
    3    320-345    333    222.00-270.00     251.19
    1    335-335    335       195.00         195.00   RWF
    5    362-395    378    256.00-295.00     275.17
    5    400-445    423    197.50-267.50     245.06
    2    435-445    440    202.50-220.00     211.15   RED
    1    415-415    415       200.00         200.00   RWF
    6    450-495    473    200.00-277.50     248.60
    1    490-490    490       195.00         195.00   RED
    1    450-450    450       242.50         242.50   SMOKE
    4    526-526    526       256.00         256.00
    1    505-505    505       242.50         242.50   RED
    6    550-585    567    200.00-244.00     231.46
    1    565-565    565       164.00         164.00   RED
    2    575-595    585    175.00-182.00     178.56   SMOKE
    2    615-635    625    155.00-209.00     181.57
    1    605-605    605       201.00         201.00   RWF
    3    635-637    636    187.50-189.00     188.50   SMOKE
    3    660-695    675    168.00-197.00     178.14
    5    700-745    720    172.00-190.00     183.04
    1    715-715    715       165.00         165.00   RED
    1    710-710    710       169.00         169.00   RWF
    1    775-775    775       178.00         178.00
    1    890-890    890       149.00         149.00   RWF
    1    925-925    925       133.00         133.00
    1   1075-1075  1075       130.00         130.00   RED
    1   1100-1100  1100       120.00         120.00   RWF

                             Medium and Large 2
    1    565-565    565       227.50         227.50


Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    875-875    875   999.00-1950.00    1825.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    935-935    935   999.00-1650.00    1500.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1    855-855    855   999.00-1825.00    1825.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    2    930-975    953   999.00-1700.00    1546.46   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    1   1125-1125  1125   999.00-1375.00    1375.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1240-1240  1240   999.00-1750.00    1750.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2   1155-1170  1163   999.00-1600.00    1600.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1270-1270  1270   999.00-1550.00    1550.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    890-890    890   999.00-1050.00    1050.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    915-1040   978   999.00-1085.00    1045.22   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 2 Middle Aged
    3    615-895    787   785.00-1050.00     921.51   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    985-985    985   999.00-1100.00    1100.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    950-950    950   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred


Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1470-1540  1505    105.00-109.00     106.95

                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    5    930-1370  1172    100.00-102.00     100.86
   13    915-1355  1130    107.00-126.00     111.05   High Dressing
    1   1515-1515  1515       108.00         108.00
    1   1400-1400  1400       114.00         114.00   High Dressing
    1   1705-1705  1705       103.50         103.50   Low Dressing

                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    5    930-1310  1082    104.00-106.00     104.88
    4    845-1265  1078    112.00-120.00     116.35   High Dressing
   12    815-1275  1055     82.00-99.00       89.50   Low Dressing


Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    810-970    890       115.00         115.00
    2   1185-1330  1258    120.50-127.00     123.56
    1   1225-1225  1225       127.00         127.00   High Dressing
    1   1770-1770  1770       117.00         117.00
    3   1570-1845  1735    141.00-159.00     146.77   High Dressing

Cow Calf Pairs
 Head
    5     2-8yrs old w/calf under 250lbs      1450.00-1750.00
          Over 8 w/calf under 250lbs
          Over 8 w/calf over 250lbs           1700.00-1900.00

Baby Calves                        Dairy               Beef 
 Head
    6     Newborn to 4 Weeks     95.00-450.00     450.00-600.00

Goats                        Sel 1                 Sel2
 Head     Sm Billies
   17     Bg Billies
          Sm Nannies
          Big Nannies     100.00-122.50         60.00-100.00
          Wethers
          kids             30.00-70.00

Ewes
 Head
    5     70.00-95.00

Feeder Lambs
 Head
    6   40-80lbs   185.00-205.00

Slaughter Hogs 
 Head
    1    270    70.00

Feeder pigs
 Head
   20    22.00-57.50
     
Shoats
 Head
    8    70-135lbs    70.00-95.00

Sows
 Head
    5    30.00-37.50

Boars
 Head
    2    18.00-20.00

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