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Agriculture

Think local when planning Thanksgiving dinner

WINCHESTER – When Thom Morra of Bethlehem Farm in Winchester founded his free-range farm, he had a clear vision in mind. “We started this farm for two reasons,” Morra said. “One, to eat the cleanest food possible to impact our health and well-being in a positive way. And, two: to ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 24 FEEDER: Cattle (1240 head) Steers (282 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $153.00-180.00 (mostly $153.00-170.00); 400-500 lbs., $142.50-163.00; 500-600 lbs., $140.00-153.00; 600-700 lbs., $131.00-142.00; 700-800 lbs., $134.00-139.00; 800-900 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Oct. 14 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1: 300-399 lbs., $159.50-176.00; 400-499 lbs., $124.00-159.50; 500-599 lbs., $140.00-150.00; 600-699 lbs., $131.00-146.50; 700-799 lbs., $128.50-136.00. L&M 2: 300-399 lbs., $161.00-176.00; 400-499 lbs., $116.00-148.50; ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 10 FEEDER: Cattle (1175 head) Steers (375 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $140.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs., $145.00-173.00; 500-600 lbs., $150.00-171.00; 600-700 lbs., $139.00-156.00; 700-800 lbs., $134.00-146.00. M&L 2, 400-500 lbs., $125.00-147.00; ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Oct. 3 FEEDER: Cattle (1097 head) Steers (336 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $152.00-168.00; 400-500 lbs., $158.00-170.00; 500-600 lbs., $145.00-170.00; 600-700 lbs., $143.50-156.00; 700-800 lbs., $128.00-137.50; 800-900 lbs., $115.00-122.00; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Sept. 16 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $169.00; 500-599 lbs., $152.00-162.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $148.00-151.00; 600-699 lbs., $139.00-147.00; 700-799 lbs., $127.50-140.00; 800-899 lbs., $124.00-132.00; 900-999 lbs., $112.50-119.00. L&M ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Sept. 12 FEEDER: Cattle (741 head) Steers (180 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $140.00-166.00; 400-500 lbs., $156.00-176.00; 500-600 lbs., $1500.00-171.50; 600-700 lbs., $130.00-150.00; 700-800 lbs., $120.00-133.00; 800-900 lbs., $130.00-133.50; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Sept. 2 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $162.00-170.00; 500-599 lbs., $150.00-160.00; 600-699 lbs., $139.50. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $141.00; 500-599 lbs., $138.00-141.00; 700-799 lbs., $108.00-127.00; 800-899 lbs., $109.00-128.50; 900-999 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 26 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $160.00-165.00; 500-599 lbs., $149.00-165.00; 600-699 lbs., $137.00-144.00; 700-799 lbs., $136.00-142.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $145.00; 500-599 lbs., $127.00-150.00; 600-699 lbs., $120.00-140.00; 700-799 lbs., ...

Woodstock girl enters four animals in county fair

Lindsey Hamrick, 15, of Woodstock, is bringing four animals to the Shenandoah County Fair: two wethers, a steer calf and a heifer calf. She’s been showing goats for the past six years, and cattle for the last two, and even though she is somewhat experienced, there are still things she’s ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock Aug. 22 FEEDER: Cattle (484 head) Steers (93 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $145.00-169.00; 400-500 lbs., $129.00-143.00; 500-600 lbs., $136.00-148.00; 600-00 lbs., $129.00-144.00; 700-800 lbs., $120.00-139.00. M&L 2, 400-500 lbs., $120.00-137.00; ...

Livestock Report: Aug. 18

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 12 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $164.50-171.00; 400-499 lbs., $164.00-171.00; 500-599 lbs., $157.00-166.00; 600-699 lbs., $147.00-156.00; 700-799 lbs., $135.00-140.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $151.00-154.00; 500-599 lbs., $136.00-157.00; ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock Aug. 5 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $170.00-163.00; 500-599 lbs., $158.00-161.00; 600-699 lbs., $130.00-153.00; 900-999 lbs., $140.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $153.00-162.50; 500-599 lbs., $154.00-161.00; 600-699 lbs., $135.50-153.00; 700-799 lbs., ...

Commonwealth celebrates Virginia’s farm markets

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared that this week is  “Virginia Farmers’ Market Week.” “When working to address local hunger and nutrition problems, Virginia farmers’ markets are a great resource,” Basil Gooden, state Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, noted in a news release. ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock July 29 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $159.00-163.00; 400-499 lbs., $150.00-160.00. Beef Bulls L&M 1, 100-199 lbs., $195.00-200.00; 200-299 lbs., $160.00-167.50; 300-399 lbs., $159.00-164.00; 400-499 lbs., $142.00-155.00. L&M 2, 200-299 ...

Everything’s just peachy: Local apple, peach crops looking good

At this time last year, Virginia's peach farmers were struggling. The 2016 crop, which had been hit by two hard freezes in the early spring,  “was rated mostly fair to very poor," Herman Ellison, a state statistician with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, explained in a news release ...

Livestock Report: July 28

Shenandoah Livestock July 22 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 300-399 lbs., $165.00-172.00; 400-499 lbs., $154.00-164.00; 500-599 lbs., $151.00-153.00; 600-699 lbs., $145.00; 700-799 lbs., $135.00. Beef Bulls L&M 1, 200-299 lbs., $155.00-170.00; 300-399 lbs., $160.00-167.00; 400-499 ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock July 15 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $147.50-155.00; 500-599 lbs., $140.00-151.00; 600-699 lbs., $141.00-160.00; 700-799 lbs., $125.00-151.00. L&M 2, 300-399 lbs., $145.00-151.00; 400-499 lbs., $140.00-147.00; 500-599 lbs., $139.00-151.50; ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock July 8 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 500-599 lbs., $148.00-154.00; 600-699 lbs., $145.50-148.50; 700-799 lbs., $132.00-137.00; 800-899 lbs., $129.00-130.00; 900-999 lbs., $123.00; 1000+ lbs., $105.00-118.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $139.00-147.00; 600-699 lbs., ...