• This week and beyond: Light moon for above-ground producers in force until the full (dark) moon returns at 4:20 p.m., Friday. It will remain in force until the new moon at 5:58 a.m., Aug. 11. Check signs before planting.
    Signs: Today (Wednesday) through Saturday, so-so; July 29-31, very fertile for below-ground producers; Aug. 1-2, no planting; Aug. 5-7, bean sign but dark moon.
    More on fall gardens

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    June 19, 2013
    Relay Revelry

    Cancer survivors were met with cheers as they made their way around the track at Itron Field Friday during the annual Owen County Relay for Life.

    The yearly event raises money for the American Cancer Society and this year’s Relay committee members say they expect to reach their goal of $49,000 later this year.

  • 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