Agriculture

Livestock Report

March 23, 2017

Farmers Livestock
March 21
FEEDER:
Cattle (455 head)
Steers (138 head)
Steers
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $150.00-162.00; 400-500 lbs., $142.00-154.00;

Livestock Report

March 15, 2017

Shenandoah Livestock
March 11
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 100-199 lbs., $270.00; 600-699 lbs., $130.00-136.00; 700-799 lbs., $120.00-130.00.
Steers L&M 2,

Livestock Report

March 7, 2017

Shenandoah Livestock
March 4
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 500-599 lbs., $143.00-149.00; 600-699 lbs., $123.00-147.00; 700-799 lbs., $120.00-128.25; 800-899 lbs., $114.75;

Livestock Report

March 1, 2017

Farmers Livestock
Feb. 28
FEEDER:
Cattle (623 head)
Steers (99 head)
Steers
Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $137.00-154.00; 400-500 lbs.,

Distillery to expand, create jobs with grant

Sid Dilawri, right, vice president of Filibuster Distillery in Maurertown, is shown with Dr. Basil Gooden, Virginia secretary of agriculture and forestry, following Tuesday's announcement of an $800,000 expansion of the distillery.  The expansion includes production equipment for the facility and a tasting room. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 28, 2017

MAURERTOWN – Filibuster Distillery received a $30,000 grant and will invest $795,000 to expand its whiskey production operation in Maurertown, creating eight new jobs over three years.

Livestock Report

February 22, 2017

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 1
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 500-599 lbs., $137.50-145.50; 600-699 lbs., $128.00-135.50; 700-799 lbs., $126.00-128.00.
Steers L&M 2,

Institute offers property ecology lessons

February 19, 2017

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal’s Virginia Working Landscapes program which works to educate area residents about the ecosystems contained in their property, among other informative efforts.

Livestock Report

February 14, 2017

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 11
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 600-699 lbs., $128.00-129.00; 700-799 lbs., $128.00; 800-899 lbs., $125.50.
Steers L&M 2,

Livestock Report

February 7, 2017

Shenandoah Livestock
Feb. 4
FEEDER:
Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $145.00-153.00; 400-499 lbs., $142.00-145.00; 500-599 lbs., $129.00-145.50; 600-699 lbs., $124.00-139.00;

Livestock Report

January 31, 2017

Farmers Livestock
Jan. 31
FEEDER:
Cattle (578 head)
Steers (152 head)
Steers
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $127.00-136.00; 400-500 lbs., $127.00-152.00;

Funds available for water quality improvement

January 24, 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from farmers and forestland owners in Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties who are interested in improving water quality in three areas of the Smith Creek watershed.

Livestock Report

January 24, 2017

Farmers Livestock
Jan. 24
FEEDER:
Cattle (509 head)
Steers (159 head)
Steers
M&L1, 300-400 lbs., $136.00; 400-500 lbs., $125.00-138.00; 500-600

Conservation district to hold strategic plan meetings

Richard Hoover

January 23, 2017

The Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a series of meetings at localities throughout its jurisdiction to explain its new strategic plan and to hear public input from residents of those areas.

Livestock Report

January 17, 2017

Farmers Livestock
Jan. 16
FEEDER:
Cattle (741 head)
Steers (217 head)
Medium and Large 1, 300-400 lbs., $135.00-142.00; 400-500 lbs.,

Canines to the rescue: Farm dogs help save part of goat herd from fire

Kim Gochenour, of Mountain View Farm in Lebanon Church,  walks with her herding dogs Scarlet, left, an Anatolian Shepherd, and Coconut, right, a Great Pyrenees. The two dogs helped save some of her goats after a barn on her farm was destroyed by fire. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13, 2017

Dogs, for the most part, are extremely protective animals. It’s an instinct innate to their condition, a trait instilled by nature and relied upon in the most crucial life or death decisions, where taking the time think things out isn’t an option. For a pair of Lebanon Church dogs, that protective instinct reached beyond the human-dog bond.

USDA announces $27 million in agriculture marketing grants

January 12, 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Services has announced the availability of $27 million in grants meant to fund projects aimed at bolstering marketing for local and regional food producers and businesses, according to a release.

Livestock Report

January 10, 2017

Farmers Livestock
Jan. 10
FEEDER: prices unavailable
Cattle (94 head)
Cows (81 head)
Cows Breaker 75-80% Lean, 850-1200 lbs., $62.00-67.00;

Livestock Report

January 4, 2017

Farmers Livestock
Jan. 3
FEEDER:
Cattle (358 head)
Steers (95 head)
Steers
M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $112.00-117.00; 400-500 lbs., $120.00-132.00;