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SPIRIT of JEP FERn ON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE FARM PAGE B7 Wednesday JanuaIT 10, 2018 Census of agriculture West Vir- ers and rural communities - federal, ginia University Extension Service state and local governments, agri- officials are urging farmers to take businesses, trade associations and part in the latest National Agricul- many others. For more information, tural Statistics Service's agriculture call 888-424-7828. census, a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people Ag ed dinner meetings There's who operate them that's taken every still time to sign up for two 2018 five years. Agriculture Education Dinner They say even small plots of land ' Meetings at the WVU Tree Fruit - rural or urban- growing fruit, veg- Research and Education Center lo- etables or some food animals count cated at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in i if $1,000 or more of such products Kearneysville. were raised and sold, or normally Dr. Judy Wade of Boehringer In- would have been sold, during the gelheim will speak on animal health Census year. at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Those interested The deadline to complete the cen- must RSVP to the Berkeley County sue comes Feb. 5 and it may be com- Extension Office at 304-264-1936 pleted online at www.agcensus.usda, by noon on Jan. 31. gov. Census of Agriculture data are A March 8 session featuring Jeff 'used by all those who serve farm- Clark of Dow wi!l focus on weed control. RSVPs are due by noon Feb. 28. Grazing conference Gabe Brown, a North Dakota rancher, and Nicole Masters from Integrity Soils in New Zealand are the headliners at Thurs- day's Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance regional conference in Boonsboro, Md. The conference happens from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Washington County Agriculture Education Cen- ter at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. To re- serve a spot or learn more, email Michael Heller at Cattleman course Applications are due Friday for a two-day course for beef producers happening Jan. 19 and 20 at at the Western Mary- land Research & Education Center in Keedysville. The course costs $75 and includes all educations materials, dinner on Jan. 19, lunch on Jan. 20 and re- freshments during breaks. Topics to be covered will include economics, genetics and reproduction, health, nutrition, hay and pasture manage- ment, grazing and facilities. For more information, contact Matt Morris ( or 301-600-3576). Pest management workshop The WVU Extension Service will host a Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management workshop starting at 8:30 a.m. March 1 in Kearneysville as well as a tour of local orchards on March 2. The program costs $15 and in- cludes lunch, refreshments and presentations from industry ex- perts across the nation. Registra- tion (with a check made payable to WVU) is due by Feb. 23 to the Jefferson County Extension Office, 1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 3, Kear- neysville 25430. Speakers will include experts from Cornell University, Washing- ton State University and Michigan State University as well as an infor- mal discussion and question-and- answer session among growers to discuss field problems and other challenges in fruit production. To learn more, contact Jeffer- son County Extension Agent Emily Wells (Emily.Wells or 304-728-7413, ext. 2). FOUR STATES LIVESTOCK 301-733-8120 Jan. 3, 2018 SLAUGHTER COWS: 120 Head Premium Whites: Avg Dressing - $59-64. Breakers: H Dressing - $63-67; Avg Dressing - $59-62; L Dressing - $56-59. Boners: H Dressing - $62-66; Avg Dressing - $59-62. Lean: Avg Dressing - $55-60. Thin & Light: $45-55. BULLS: 12 Head Yield Grade 1:1300-1800 lbs.- $83-88. High Dressing: 1200-1600 lbs, - $93 -95. FED Cattle: 13 Head Steer: Select- 1532 lbs.- $108; Hol. Ch 2-3 - 1524 lbs. - $95; HoL Select - 1400-1600 lbs.- $81-83. Heifer: Hol. Select L Ch.- 1375- 1500 lbs. - $74-78; DAIRY REPLACEMENTS: 3 Head Small Jersey Springers: $585-650. CALVES: 161 Head # 1 - 80-88 Ibs. - $55-65; 90-II0 Ibs. - $95-120; 112-125 Ibs.- $90-I 10; # 2 - 80-88 lbs.-$45-55; 90-110 lbs. - $80-95; Hole. Heifers # 1 - 80-100 lbs.- $50-80. Slaughter Calves: 60-80 lbs.- $15- 30; 80-120 lbs.- $35-42. BUTCHER HOGS: 96 Head 52-58% Lean - 240-300 lbs. - $65- 73; 300-325 lbs. - $67-69; 48-52% Lean- 230-260 Ibs. - $55-63. Sows: 35 Head - 350-470 lbs. - $33- 52; 500-600 lbs. - $46-47. Boars: 3 Head -400-500 lbs. - $5; 350 lbs. - $6. STOCK CATTLE: 24 Head Steers: Hole.- 1000-1100 lbs.-At $76. Heifers: M & L#1 Frames - 212 lbs. -At $113; 722 lbs. - $105; M & L #2 Frames - 825-925 lbs. - At $95. Bulls: M & L#1 Frames -400-500 lbs. - $145-150; 500-650 lbs. - $112- 127; 700-850 lbs. - $95-107; 1 Red - 1012 lbs. - $116; 2 Blacks 775-875 lbs. - $87-95. BEEF STOCK COWS: Cows Bred 6-7 months: Black - $850-1075. Short Bred: $550-825. Bred Heifers: $900-1000. PIGS & SHOATS: 49 Head Sold By the Head-40-50 Ibs.- $16- 22; 60-70 Ibs. - $33-36; 80-100 Ibs. - $34-47. Sold By the Pound - 100-160 lbs.- $40-62; 200-230 lbs. - $52-57. Stock Boars: 6 Head 200-250 lbs. - $22-29. Stock cow sale, First Wednes- day of month, starting at 8 p.m.; Feeder cattle sales, second and fourth Wednesday of month; Dairy cattle Sale, always third Wednesday of month, starting at 7:45 p.m. FOUR STATES LIVESTOCK 301-733-8120 Jan. 8, 2018 SLAUGHTER COWS: Premium Whites: Avg Dressing - $65-67. Breakers: Avg Dressing - $53-58. Boners: Avg Dressing - $55-59. Lean: Avg Dressing - $52-57. Thin & Light: $40-50. FED: I-lfrs.- Select Hole. - 1280-1310- $70-73. CALVES: Holstein Bull Calves Returned'to Farm: # 1 - 90-110 Ibs. - $90-110; # 2 - 75-110 lbs. - $60-95; Beef X Bull - 108 lbs. $195. Slaughter Calves: 90-110 lbs.- $30-40. BUTCHER HOGS: 54-58% Lean - 260-280 Ibs. - $65-69. Dairy Replacements: Yearling Hol Heifers - 674 Ibs. - $75. Out F.oM PAGE B3 lowed by a "talk back" with the cast. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for sale. A final performance is set for 2 p.m. on Jan. 21. All three shows happen at the Marinoff The- ater on the campus of Shepherd University. Starting Saturday, the cost of tickets will rise from $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12 to $30 for adults and $15 for kids. For details, call the library at 305-876-2783. 'High Drama' I Through Friday It's nearly curtains for "High Drama: Cos- tumes from the Contemporary American The- ater Festival," the display first shown at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md this summer that's been en- joying an encore presentation in recent weeks on the Shepherd University campus. There's no cost to see the exhibit at the Phaze 2 Gallery, but it continues just through Friday. For more information, contact gallery director Evan Boggess at Eboggess@shep- Museum I Ongoing The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va tells the story of art, history and culture in the valley, including counties in Virginia as well as Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhan- dle. The museum, located at 901 Amherst St is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sun- day. Admission to the museum is free to those 12 and younger, $8 for seniors and those ages 13 to 18, or $10 for adults. For more informa- tion, go to Compiled by Christine Snyder. Send items for this space to her at editor@ Weekly SUDOKU Answer From Page B5 1 26475389 984132567 7358692.14 41 7258936 36971 4852 852396471 698521 743 2436871 95 -- King Crossword - Answers Solution time: 27 mine. 571 943628 KITTY SAVAGE Cold temps have our family in the hot seat During last week's age daughter and I cold snap, I became were traveling to a painfully aware of baby shower. I for- how much we rely on got to bring the di- technology as our pri- rections. While I mary boredom bust- drove, she called er. We spent so much her dad to talk him time watching movies, through download- playing video games, ing the directions, scrolling through social me- taking a screen shot of them, dia or just looking online, and texting them to her. As the temperatures outside Her end of the conversa- plunged into record lows, ev- tion went like this: "No, Dad, eryone in the family plunged not there. Take a picture. deeper into what was happen- Find the button on the side of ing on their devices, your phone. No, not the pho- Often, I fret about our chil- toe app. Find the text mes- dren's screen time. I know sage box. Hold your finger that they easily exceed the down. No, not a blue mes- limits recommended for their sage, a green message." Fi- ages. Monitoring their tech- nally, after about 15 minutes, nology use, both for time and she hung up, flustered. content, is one of my big- When my husband's text gest parenting challenges and came through, she discov- worries. It's a fine line be- ered he'd cut off some of the tween giving them autonomy information. Before dialing to use their devices freely and him back, she declared, "This checking up on them to make is why I'll NEVER work in sure they're not abusing the online technical support." privilege. It's not just my husband. There's a certain level of Our second grader changed trust we must give our chil- the Siri on my phone to refer dren to apply the lessons to me as "Lady Redundant we've taught them about ap- Woman," a villain from her propriate behavior to their favorite cartoon. I have no technology use. Honestly, idea how to change it back. my husband and I are not Every time, I ask Siri a ques- equipped with the same lev- tion and she responds, "Let el of technological prow- me check for you, Lady Re- ess as any of our kids. Each dundant Woman," our 8-year- of them can masterfully fig- old giggles. Our youngsters ure out programs and devic- clearly have more technology es while we remain dumb- skills than my husband and I 'founded, trying to access on- do. I just pray we're giving :line support, them the skills to be respon- A few weeks ago, our teen- sible tech users. 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