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  • BY JENEEN WICHE | N-H Columnist

  • Saturday marks the opening of the 2018 statewide spring turkey season. Hunters will be allowed to harvest one male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard per day with a limit of two for the spring hunting season.
    Shooting hours for the 2018 spring season begins 30 minutes before sunrise and continues until 30 minutes past sunset.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Jan. 31, 2018

    Cattle Receipts: 507
    Last Week: 466
    Last Year: 803

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers under 700 lbs. $5 to sharply higher, over 700 lbs. steady to firm. Slaughter cows and bulls steady on a very light test.

    Feeders: 469
    Slaughter: 34
    Replacements: 4

  • By Jeneen Wiche
    N-H Columnist

  • Jan. 24, 2018

    Cattle Receipts: 466
    Last Week: N/A
    Last Year: 717

    Compared to last week: no trends due to last weeks sale not being reported due to inclement weather and therefore low receipts. However, there was a higher undertone noted on feeder cattle and a steady undertone on slaughter cows and bulls today.

    Feeders: 411
    Slaughter: 49
    Replacements: 6

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Cold Hardiness

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Jan. 3, 2018

    Cattle Receipts: 49
    Previous Sale: N/A
    Last Year: 288

    Compared to last week: No trends due to the holidays, but a steady trend noted on all classes. Receipts were very light due to frigid conditions.

    Feeders: 29
    Slaughter: 20
    Replacements: 0

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • December 20, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 242
    Last Week: 485
    Last Year: 92

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and heifers steady on a light supply, slaughter cows $3-$4 higher, bulls $2-$3 higher on a light test.

    The next sale will be today, Jan. 3.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Dec. 13, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 485
    Last Week: 681
    Last Year: 781

    Compared to Last Week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady, slaughter cows $2-$4 higher, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 436
    Slaughter: 38
    Replacements: 11

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • December 6, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 681
    Last Week: 836
    Last Year: 886

    Compared to the previous sale: Weened and better quality feeder steers and heifers sold $4-$5 lower, unweened and plainer cattle sharply lower, slaughter cows $4-$5 lower, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 620
    Slaughter: 52
    Replacements: 9

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Nov. 29, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 836
    Last Week: 262
    Last Year: 815

    Compared to Last Week: no tends due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but a steady undertone noted on feeder cattle and slaughter bulls, lower undertone on cows.

    Feeders: 749
    Slaughter: 83
    Replacements: 7

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Nov. 22, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 262
    Last Week: 585
    Last Year: 418

    Compared to last week: No trends due to last week’s sale not reported because of reporter illness.

    Today’s sale was the regular Thanksgiving stock cow sale making up 64 percent of the sale.

    Feeders: 40
    Slaughter: 55
    Replacements: 167

  • By Jeneen Wiche