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  • I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle. We get them out early, so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August. This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms. The tell-tale sign of wireworms: If you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust-colored worms when you were digging your crop. In the past few weeks as folks begin to dig their potatoes I hear the inquiry, “What are the tiny holes in my potatoes and how do I prevent them?”  

  • Oct. 4, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 701
    Sept. 27: 411
    Last Year: 390

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $2-$3 higher, some #3 and #4 weights sharply higher. Heifers sold steady to $2 lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady.

    Feeders: 632
    Slaughter: 56
    Replacements: 13

  • By Jeneen Wiche
    N-H Columnist

  • Sept. 27, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 411
    Sept. 20: 435
    Last Year: 407

    Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$4 higher, plainer cattle steady. No test on slaughter cows, bulls $3-$4 lower on a very limited test.

    Feeders: 373
    Slaughter: 33
    Replacements: 5

  • The United Producers, Inc. (UPI) Owenton, Ky., facility hosted 52 students from the Franklin Co. FFA Chapter at the weekly auction on Sept. 27.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Sept. 20, 2017

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  • Aug. 30, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 238
    August 23: 199
    Last Year: n/a

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, plainer cattle $1-$3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-$3 higher.

    Feeders: 178
    Slaughter: 44
    Replacements: 16

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Aug. 23, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 199
    Aug. 16: 354
    Last Year: 401

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$3 lower with some steady, slaughter cows $5-$6 lower, no test on bulls with a light test on all classes.

    Feeders: 174
    Slaughter: 24
    Replacements: 1

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • August 16, 2017

    Cattle Receipts:
    354
    August 9: 38
    Replacements: 4

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacements 1 percent and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 26 percent steers, 43 percent heifers and 31 percent bulls. Near 39 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Aug. 9, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 665
    Aug. 2: 246
    Last Year: 538

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers during the morning sale sold stead to $3 higher, afternoon sales were sharply lower, slaughter cows and bulls were steady.

    Feeders: 587
    Slaughter: 62
    Replacements: 16

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • August 2, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 246
    July 26, 2017: 268
    Last Year: 371

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $2-$4 higher, heifers $1-$3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady with a light test on all classes.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardner

  • July 19, 2017

    Cattle receipts: 265
    Last week: 613
    Last year: 328

    Compared to last week: On a limited test feeder steers and heifers sold near steady, slaughter cows 1-2 higher, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 225
    Slaughter: 28
    Replacements: 0