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  • BY JENEEN WICHE

    N-H Columnist

  • BY STEVE MUSEN

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • May 3, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 717
    Last Week: 688
    Last Year: 731

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $5-$10, some up to $12 higher, heifers $5-$8 some up to $12 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
    Feeders: 627
    Slaughter: 74
    Replacements: 16

  • April 26, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 688
    Last Week: 977
    Last Year: 562
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$4 higher, slaughter cows $4-$6 lower, bulls $4 lower.
    Feeders: 581
    Slaughter: 91
    Replacements: 16
    Slaughter cows made up 12 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, replacement cows 2 percent, and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 42 percent steers, 38 percent heifers, and 20 percent bulls. Near 31 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • April 19, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 977
    Last week: 903
    Last year: 972

    Feeders: 845
    Slaughter: 100
    Replacements: 32

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $3-$5 higher, heifers $4-$6 higher except 500-600 lbs. were $5-$7 higher, slaughter cows $4-$5 higher, bulls $3-$4 higher.

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • March 29, 2017
    Receipts: 746
    Last Week: 843
    Year Ago: 733
    Compared to last Wednesday:
    Feeder steers under 600 lbs.
    steady, over 600 lbs. $2-$4 higher,
    Feeder heifers $3-$5 higher,
    good to very good demand for
    feeder classes. Slaughter cows
    and bulls steady with good
    demand.
    Feeders: 670
    Slaughter: 54
    Replacements: 22
    Supply included 36 percent
    over 600 lbs. and 34 heifers.
    Feeder Steers Medium &
    Large #1-#2: 326 lbs. $146.99;

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • March 22, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 843
    Last week: 709
    Last year: 1,028
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $4-$6 higher, heifers $1-$2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2 higher.
    Feeders: 712
    Slaughter: 96
    Replacements: 35
    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacement cows 4 percent, other cows 0 percent, and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 46 percent steers, 39 percent heifers, and 15 percent bulls. Near 44 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • March 15, 2017

    Receipts: 709
    March 8: 444
    Last year: 625

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 600 lbs. sold steady - $1 higher, over 600 lbs. sold $2-$3 higher with good demand. Feeder heifers sold $1-$2 higher. Slaughter Cows $1-$2 higher, Slaughter Bulls sold steady $1 higher on light test.

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • March 8, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 444
    Last week: 202
    Last year: 991

    Feeder Steers Large #1: 555 lbs.  $128.67; 698 lbs.  $119; 735 lbs.  $118; 890 lbs.  $109

  • by Steve Musen