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Today's Features

  •  Feb. 8, 2017

     

    Cattle Receipts: 325

    Last Week: 803

    Last Year: 228

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady- $2 lower, heifers steady-  $1 lower, slaughter cows $1-$2 higher, bulls steady on a very light test.

  • by Steve Musen

    Tall fescue, specifically Kentucky 31, is a cool-season grass that is widely grown throughout Kentucky and the eastern United States because it is resistant to many unfavorable conditions including drought tolerance and insect resistance. However, the very reason for its resiliency is also its Achilles heel. It contains a harmful fungal endophyte that causes fescue toxicosis in cattle and horses. Affected animals get sick, have reduced weight gains, reproductive problems and other issues.

  • by Jeneen Wiche

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous, and one prompted the whole exercise: I love warm February days. This beautiful February day set into motion a very productive weekend.  It felt fantastic to get some good old fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about. It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.

  • Jon and Abby Gray of Georgetown announce the birth of their daughter, Hattie James Gray. Hattie was born Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. She weighed 8 lbs. and 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Hattie was welcomed home by her big brother, Hudson Cruz, age 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Sherry and David Lyons of Owenton and Danny Cobb of Owenton. Paternal grandparents are Arkus and Janice Gray of Manchester, Ky.

  •  Feb. 1, 2017 

     

    Cattle receipts: 717

    Previous week: 423

    Last year: 726

     

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady-firm, slaughter cows steady, bulls $2-$4 higher.

     

  • by Steve Musen

    During the winter months, home orchard owners need to protect their fruit trees from rabbits and voles. But hold off on any pruning until after the worst of the cold, winter weather has passed.

    Rabbits and voles injure fruit trees by chewing the bark from the lower trunk and portions of the roots. This damage may kill or severely weaken the trees.

  • by Jeneen Wiche 

    Cut flowers are undoubtedly the most popular manifestation of showing your love for someone on Valentine’s Day but potted flowering plants can do the trick, too. Perhaps the potted bloom has the potential to remind your lover that the sentiment lasts all year, but what does it mean if you can’t get it to bloom again? Is your love doomed? Of course not, but here are some tips just in case.

  • Jan. 25, 2017

     

    Cattle Receipts: 717

    Jan. 18: 423

    Last year: 726

     

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady-firm, slaughter cows steady, bulls $2-$4 higher.

     

    Feeders: 673

    Slaughter: 66

  • by Steve Musen

    Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.

    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.

    1. Plan your garden on paper before you begin.

  • by Jeneen Wiche