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Business

  • Doyle Devers promoted at United Producers

    Doyle Devers was named facility manager of United Producers Inc. in Owenton, effective Nov. 21, 2011.
    As facility manager, Devers will provide leadership and oversight for the UPI-Owenton operation, facility and staff. He will be responsible for development of customer relationships, customer service, business development and bottom line at the market. Also, he will manage the delivery of all UPI services and programs and maintain a competitive market place for the members of the cooperative.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: Nov. 9, 2011

    Nov. 9: 731 • Nov. 2: 853 •  Last year: 1,065

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows steady. Slaughter bulls steady to $1 higher. Feeder steers and heifers $2 to $6 higher.
    Slaughter cows eight percent of the supply; slaughter bulls two percent; replacement cows one percent and feeders 89-percent. The feeder supply included 30 percent steers, 34 percent heifers and 24 percent feeder bulls. 30 percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Owenton livestock report: Nov. 9, 2011

    Nov. 2 receipts: 853 • Oct. 26: 1,221 • Last year: 849

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls $2 to $3 lower; and feeder steers and heifers $3 to $7 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 12 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 2 percent; replacement cows 1 percent; and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 27-percent steers, 36-percent heifers and 20-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-two percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • 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.