Agriculture

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., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock July 1 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 500-599 lbs., $149.00-152.00; 600-699 lbs., $144.00-152.00; 700-799 lbs., $140.00-141.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $143.00; 600-699 lbs., $130.00-144.00; 800-899 lbs., $130.00-135.00; 900-999 lbs., $123.00-131.00. L&M ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock June 24 FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $158.00-164.00; 500-599 lbs., $150.00-155.00; 700-799 lbs., $129.00-139.00; 900-999 lbs., $124.00. L&M 2, 400-499 lbs., $138.00-158.00; 500-599 lbs., $130.00-143.00; 600-699 lbs., $127.00-139.00; 700-799 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock June 17   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 400-499 lbs., $157.00-170.00; 500-599 lbs., $154.00-160.00; 600-699 lbs., $150.00-155.00; 700-799 lbs., $141.50-143.00; 900-999 lbs., $123.00 (fleshy cows); 1000+ lbs., $110.00. L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., ...

Livestock Report

Shenandoah Livestock June 10   FEEDER: Steers L&M 1, 500-599 lbs., $159.00-169.00; 800-899 lbs., $141.00. Steers L&M 2, 500-599 lbs., $161.00-165.00; 600-699 lbs., $142.00-167.00; 700-799 lbs., $139.00-155.00; 800-899 lbs., $139.50. Steers L&M 3, 500-599 ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock June 6 FEEDER: Cattle (754 head) Steers (192 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $165.00; 400-500 lbs., $145.00-169.00; 500-600 lbs., $145.00-166.00; 600-700 lbs., $144.00-160.50; 700-800 lbs., $132.00-143.50; 800-900 lbs., $129.00-132.00. M&L 2, 300-400 ...

Local tractor club celebrates 28th annual show

MOUNT JACKSON – Community members and visitors alike were treated to pieces of history this past weekend at the Conicville Fire Department as the Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club held its 28th annual show. Tractor lovers, young and old, were treated to an array of ...

Livestock Report

Farmers Livestock May 30 FEEDER: Cattle (807 head) Steers (206 head) Steers M&L 1, 300-400 lbs., $158.00-172.00; 400-500 lbs., $150.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs., $150.00-161.00; 600-700 lbs., $138.00-149.00; 700-800 lbs., $136.00-149.00; 800-900 lbs., $129.00-133.00; 900-1000 lbs., ...

Brood X makes appearance four years early

Brood X (10), a brood of cicadas that re-emerge every 17 years, have made appearances from Maryland to Tennessee, with a number of them being recently spotted in the Shenandoah Valley. This brood, however, is not supposed to make its reemergence until 2021, leaving some to wonder why they are ...