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  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: July 27, 2011

    July 27, 2011
    This week: 273 • Last week: 281 • Last year: 369
    Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls weak on light supplies. Feeder cattle steady on limited test. Continued extremely hot weather with heat indexes over 105, restricting movement of livestock across the state.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: July 27, 2011

    This week: 281 • Last week: 293
    Last year: 499

    Compared to the previous sale: slaughter cows steady to $2 higher; slaughter bulls $3-$4 lower; feeder steers and heifers mostly $4 to $8 lower on calves; and over 600 lb. steady to $2 higher. Heat indexes of over 105 reduces demand for calves, especially fleshy offerings.

  • Kemper joins Tisch Real Estate

    Peggie Tisch-Rollins, owner/broker of Tisch Real Estate is pleased to announce that Melissa Kemper rejoined the company as managing broker.
    Kemper has had a successful career in real estate since 2004 and has weathered the storm of the slow market.

  • Nominations for county-committee election now being accepted

    Acreage reports are required for many Farm Service Agency programs. Acreage reports are needed to maintain eligibility for the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program and the Conservation Reserve Program.
     The final date to report all crops, except small grains and certain NAP crops, is July 15.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    June 8, 2011
    This week: 384
    Last year: 618

    Compared to the previous sale: No comparison due to holiday. Record temperatures curtailing livestock movement coupled with hay harvesting in full swing.
    Slaughter cows were 5 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 90 percent. The feeder supply included 35-percent steers, 42-percent heifers and 10-percent feeder bulls. Forty-nine percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.
    Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%: 1,000-1,160 lb. $75-77; 1,255-1,505 lb. $72-77; 1,365-1,550 lb. $80-83.

  • Farm Service News with Claudia Baney: Deadline to sign up for 2011 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments

    Sign up for the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for producers with corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat bases by June 1.
    Producers are encouraged to visit the Farm Service Center to complete their 2011 DCP contract.
    USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.

  • Owenton livestock report

    Compared to the previous Wednesday sale, slaughter cows were $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls steady to $1 higher; and feeder steers and heifers $1 to $5 lower, full decline on calves under 700 lb.
    Slaughter cows were 12 percent of the supply, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 2 percent and feeders 82 percent. The feeder supply included 27-percent steers, 27-percent heifers and 17-percent feeder bulls. Forty-one percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Owenton livestock report

    May 4, 2011
    Receipts: 608
    Last week: 393
    One year ago: 625

    Compared to the previous Wednesday sale, slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher; feeder steers were steady to $3 lower — weights over 700 lb. not well-tested last week; and feeder heifers $1 to $4 higher.

  • Owen County Livestock Report for May 4, 2011

    This week: 393
    Last week: 1,009
    Last year: 707
    Compared to the previous Wednesday: slaughter cows $2 to $5 higher; slaughter bulls steady; feeder steers $2 to $4 higher; and feeder heifers steady to $3 higher, except 400-600  lb., $2 to $5 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 3 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 87 percent. The feeder supply included 35-percent steers, 43-percent heifers and 10-percent feeder bulls. Thirty-five percent of the supply weighed over 600  lb.

  • Owenton Livestock report

    Owenton Livestock report

    April 13, 2011
    Wednesday receipts: 519
    For the week: 640
    Last week: 774
    Last year: 1,203

    Compared to the previous week, slaughter cows were $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls were steady to $1 lower; feeder steers under 600 lb.  were $2 to $6 lower, and over 600 lb.  were steady to $2 lower; feeder heifers under 500 lb.  were $6 to $10 lower, 500-600 lb.  were steady to $1 higher, and over 600 lb.  were not well-tested.