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  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 21, 2011 Receipts: 529
    Sept. 14: 801

    Compared to the previous sale slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were steady to $1 lower; feeder steers under 600 lb. were steady, over 600 lb. steady to $1 lower; and feeder heifers under 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher, over 600 lb. steady.
    Percent of supply: slaughter cows 12 percent; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacements 1 percent; feeder steers 22 percent; feeder heifers 31 percent; feeder bulls 26 percent; and holstein steers 7 percent.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: Aug. 31, 2011

    Aug. 31, 2011
    Aug. 31 receipts: 818 • Aug. 24: 443 •  Last year: 520

    Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were $1 to $3 lower; slaughter bulls $2 lower; and feeder steers and feeder heifers $1 to $4 lower. Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 89 percent. The feeder supply included 38-percent steers, 34-percent heifers, and 15-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-nine percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Aug. 24, 2011

    Aug. 24: 443 • Aug. 17: 775
    Last year: 787

    Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were $2 to $4 lower; slaughter bulls $2 lower; and feeder steers and feeder heifers $3 to $6 lower. Least decline on weaned cattle, with fleshy unweaned calves showing most decline.

  • Steed completes radiology residency at Indiana University

    Shannon Steed, the daughter of Jackie and Becky Ogden, recently completed radiology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
    Steed is a 1993 graduate of Owen County High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Kentucky University and completed medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    She is currently doing a one-year fellowship in breast imaging at Indiana University.
    Steed currently lives in Indianapolis, Ind., and is married to Brian Steed. The two have three children, Quinn, Grant and Laine.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent lightning strikes and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program.
    LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Aug. 10, 2011

    Aug. 10 receipts: 637
    Last week: 258
    Last year: 339

    Compared to the previous week’s light supplies, slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were $1 to $3 higher; feeder steers under 600 lb. were $1 to $3 lower, over 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher; and feeder heifers were $3 to $5 higher, except 500-600 lb. were $1 to $3 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 9 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 2 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 87 percent. The feeder supply included 32-percent steers, 38-percent heifers, and 12-percent feeder bulls. Fifty-two percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Elk Creek wins silver medal at international competition

    Elk Creek Vineyards of Owenton won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.
    Eleven Kentucky wineries earned medals, and two won gold.
    “Kentucky is being recognized as a major producer of quality wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that competed at this prestigious event. These wineries and others are raising the bar for fine Kentucky wine.”
    Elk Creek earned silver medals for its Vidal Blanc and Pinot Grigio wines.

  • Cost-share applications will be available soon

    Owen County farmers will soon be able to pick up applications for the new Phase I cost-share program.
    The program applications will be available for pick-up at the extension office Monday. The deadline for completing the applications and turning them in is Sept. 9.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    Producers are reminded of upcoming application deadlines for the Noninsured Assistance Program.  
    NAP is designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production for an eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to catastrophic insurance. For eligibility information, contact the Owenton Farm Service Office.  

    Upcoming NAP application deadlines
    Sept. 1 — Christmas trees, crustaceans, finfish, flowers, ginseng, grass-sod

  • Help available from heat-wave losses

    Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program.
    LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.