Agriculture

Livestock Report

August 20, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Aug. 15
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $292.50-298.00; 300-399 lbs., $252.50-294.00; 400-499 lbs., $248.00-269.00; 500-599 lbs., $240.00-251.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Route 11 Chips expansion underway

August 12, 2015

Route 11 Chips has begun work on a $1.1 million project to upgrade its Mount Jackson facility with a second production line and an expanded warehouse.

Livestock report

August 11, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Aug. 8
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $255.00; 300-399 lbs., $274.00-277.50; 400-499 lbs., $232.00-264.00; 500-599 lbs., $233.00-242.00; 600-699 lbs.,

New winery opens today

James "Jim" Bogaty

August 8, 2015

The growing list of wineries in the Northern Shenandoah Valley will have a new addition this Saturday, with the opening of James Charles Winery and Vineyard in Winchester.

Livestock Report

August 4, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
Aug. 1
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $285.00; 300-399 lbs., $235.00-287.50; 400-499 lbs., $250.00; 500-599 lbs., $222.50-240.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Livestock Report

July 28, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
July 18
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $287.50; 500-599 lbs., $237.00-246.00; 600-699 lbs., $190.00-217.00; 700-799 lbs., $202.00; 800-899 lbs.,

State continues to brace for bird flu

July 23, 2015

As autumn draws closer, Virginia’s agriculture officials are gearing up to safeguard the state’s poultry population against the possible spread of the H5N2 strain of avian flu.

Livestock Report

July 23, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
July 18
FEEDER:
Steers, 400-499 lbs., $260.00-290.00; 500-599 lbs., $226.00-258.00; 600-699 lbs., $181.00-212.00; 700-799 lbs., $184.00-208.00; 800-899 lbs.,

Livestock Report

July 16, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
July 11
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $200.00; 300-399 lbs., $240.00-260.00; 400-499 lbs., $232.50-265.00; 500-599 lbs., $232.50-269.00; 600-699 lbs.,

Foraging sustainable farming

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm, explains the grazing and fencing of his chicken flock on Friday.   Kevin Green/Daily

July 10, 2015

Forrest Pritchard, of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, has a lot to say about natural rotational grazing.

Season looks good for grain producers

Jim Fitzsimmons stands between rows of 10-foot corn on his Springdale Farm along the Shenandoah River east of Woodstock this week.  Fitzsimmons has 65 acres of corn planted by Dean and Dennis Shillingburg on the 100-acre farm. Area corn has been growing well with plenty of rain over the last several weeks. Rich Cooley/Daily

July 9, 2015

As the summer months roll along, the season is progressing well for grain producers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, according to Bobby Clark, Virginia Cooperative Extension agent for agricultural and natural resources.

Avian flu a concern at live events

July 9, 2015

A concern over avian flu has resulted in many states or localities nationwide banning or considering a ban for live poultry.

Livestock Report

July 9, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
There were no sales July 4.
Farmers Livestock
July 7
FEEDER:
Cattle (395 head)
Steers (79 head)
Steers

Livestock Report

July 2, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
June 27
FEEDER:
Steers, 300-399 lbs., $243.00-257.50; 500-599 lbs., $231.00-242.00; 600-699 lbs., $213.00; 700-799 lbs., $217.00.
Bulls, 200-299

Livestock Report

June 25, 2015

Shenandoah Livestock
June 20
FEEDER:
Steers, 200-299 lbs., $250.00; 300-399 lbs., $225.00-287.50; 400-499 lbs., $269.00-285.00; 500-599 lbs., $255.00-279.00; 600-699 lbs.,