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Shasta Livestock sale January 16

RECEIPTS:                       This Week: 1897 Last Week: 4483 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Tough week with lower futures and less demand, esp. on feedlot cattle. Generally $13-$25 below last week’s not market. Off lots and singles $40-$100 lower than top offerings. […]

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Stockmen’s Association meeting

  Bob Damon has become the new president of the Jackson County Stockmen’s Association. Meeting at the Expo on January 10, Damon was unaimously elected by the Association. Assisting him will be Glen Eary as Vice president, Thomas White as Secretary and Jeremy Kennedy as Treasurer. The entire slate of candidates ran unopposed and chairman […]

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Shasta livestock sale

RECEIPTS:                       This Week: 4483 Last Week: 551 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Excellent feeder market for annual Siskiyou Co. Cattlemen’s sale. Very active especially under 725 lbs. All classes much higher; strong feeder cow market. Slaughter cows $3 lower. Off lots and singles $40-$60 below […]

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January 2 Shasta livestock sale prices

RECEIPTS:   This Week: 551 Last Week: 2183 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Happy New Year! Slaughter cows mostly steady. Small run of feeders, so tough to quote the market, plus a lot of volatility in the market from two weeks ago. SLAUGHTER COWS: High Dress Low Dress           Breakers: 102.00-107.00 108.00-123.00           Boneing: 96.00-101.00           […]

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Asian bird flu in Oregon

A flock of home raised chickens has been discovered in Winston Oregon, according to reports.  While reports say the virus does not necessarily infect humans, It does damage to flocks many thousands of the bireds have to be put down to insure that the disease does not spread.  We’ll pass along more information when it […]

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Shasta Livestock sale December 19

RECEIPTS:   This Week: 2183 Last Week: 1538 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Following a tremendous drop in the futures the last 10 days, we saw some positive gains the last 2 days. Slaughter cows & bulls steady. Wide range in all classes. Top cattle under 500# $10-$30 higher, over 500# mostly $5-$10 lower. Off lots […]

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Jackson County’s Glenn Archambault honored with Farm Bureau Top Hand Award

Jackson County’s Glenn Archambault honored with Farm Bureau Top Hand Award Glenn Archambault, vice president of Jackson County Farm Bureau, was honored with an Oregon Farm Bureau Top Hand Award by OFB President Barry Bushue and OFB Executive Vice President Dave Dillon during the 82nd OFB Annual Meeting in Gleneden Beach, Dec. 10-11, 2014. The […]

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OFS’s Paulette Pyle honored with Oregon Farm Bureau President’s Award

OFS’s Paulette Pyle honored with Oregon Farm Bureau President’s Award Paulette Pyle, Director of Grassroots for Oregonians for Food & Shelter, received the 2014 Oregon Farm Bureau President’s Award from Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue during the 82nd OFB Annual Meeting in Gleneden Beach, Dec. 10-11, 2014. The OFB President’s Award honoree is selected […]

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EPID meeting gets heated

By Ralph McKechnie The December 10 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eagle Point Irrigation District was both lively and interesting. One of the more interesting topics has been the relationship between the District and Medford Water Commission.  As most know, the two entities share water from the Big Butte Creek; MWC from […]

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Greenhouse repair

It wasn’t too long after installing my greenhouse that the fabric began tearing and finally created some large holes that the rain poured through, but more importantly, heat escaped. Without heat in the greenhouse, the plants grow, but they are reluctant to do so, growing just the minimum amount while waiting for warmer weather. Given […]

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