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pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Far'm Wednesday, May 15, 2013 All Hagerstown, Md. - 301-733-8120 May 6 BULLS 4 head 1+3 210-270 Ibs. $57-60.50; 300-400 Two high dressing 2125 and 2280 Ibs. $54-58.50 SLAUGHTER COWS $94.50-98.50 Sows BREAKERS Avg. dressing To $77 Avg. dressing 1400-1600 Ibs. $95- 500-750 Ibs. $46-48.50 BONERS Avg. dressing $69-73 96.50 Boars 688 Ibs. At $15 J_F_AN Avg. dressing $54-70 FED STEERS 23 head STOCK CATTLE 155 head FED STEERS $2-3 higher H Ch Prime 1300-1400 Ibs. $122- FEEDER STEERS M&L Frames t3h 2-4 1325-1550 Ibs. $123-125.25; 125.75 400-500 Ibs. $127-141; 500-700 Ibs. 1600-1690 Ibs. $122-124.25 Ch 2-3 1300-1500 Ibs. $115-120; $114-119; 800-1000 Ibs. $109-114 CALVES 1100-1250 Ibs. $113-117 Holsteins 475-675 Ibs. $80-92; 1 at "Holstein Bulls returned to farm Ch Holsteins 1300-1400 Ibs. $104-109 982 Ibs. At $85.50 #1+2 94-115 Ibs. $180-200; 80-88 FED HEIFERS 15 head FEEDER HEIFERS M&L Frames lbs. $122-147 H Ch-Prime 1250-1500 Ibs. $121- 200-400 Ibs. $112-125; 400-600 Ibs. ~laughter Calves 124 $107-120; 600-700 Ibs. $103-112; Good 75-90 Ibs. $77-91; $60-72 Ibs. Ch 2-4 1075-1300 Ibs. $114-120700-900 Ibs. $97-108 $62-70 L-Ch Holsteins 1300-1400 Ibs. $94- FEEDER BULLS M&L Frames FEEDER STEERS M+L Frame 98.50 200-350 Ibs. $125-145; 350-500 Ibs. Jersey 400 Ibs. At $70 CALVES 64 head $30-40 lower $120-131; 500-700 Ibs. $110-125; FEEDER HEIFERS M+L Frame Holstein Bulls returned to farm 700-900 Ibs. $95-111 Jersey X 340 Ibs. At $84 #1+2 94-115 Ibs. $147-160; 116-126 GOATS sold by the head Ibs. $125-115 Kids Selection 2 35-50 Ibs. $62-100 May 8 #2 88-94 Ibs. $110-130 IAMBS 25 head #2+3 80-86 Ibs. $82-92 Good L Choice 40-80 Ibs. $125-137 ~LAUGHTER COWS 55 head Hol. Heifers 80-90 Ibs. $100-120 Feeders 30-45 Ibs. $102-122 DREAKERS H dressing To $83.50 #1 Red & W 102 Ibs. At $157 PIGS & SHOATS 86 head BREAKERS Avg. dressing $74-79 3 Red Angus Bulls 114-142 Ibs.Sold by the head ~IONERS H dressing To $81.50 $175-185 15-20 Ibs. $26-34; 25-35 Ibs. $50-53; 8ONERS Avg. dressing $75-81 Slaughter Calves Good 70-90 Ibs. 45-55 Ibs. $50-56; 55-70 Ibs. $70-78; ,BONERS L dressing $70-74 $70-80 80-100 Ibs. $80-90 LEAN Avg. dressing $65-71 BUTCHER HOGS 34 head $1-2 Sold by the pound THIN & LIGHT $64-Down higher 170-210 Ibs. $70-80 Farmers Livestock Exchan: Winchester, Va. - 540-667-1023 114; 800-900 Ibs. - $91. HEIFERS: 181 - Med & Lg #1 -300- 400 Ibs. - $136-142; 400-500 Ibs. - $127-135; 500-600 Ibs. - $113-128; 600-700 Ibs. - $113-122; 700-800 Ibs. - $111-119; 800-900 Ibs. - $104- 111. Med & Lg #2 - 300-400 Ibs. - $127- 128; 400-500 Ibs. - $112-129; 500- 600 Ibs. - $113-122.50; 600-700 Ibs. - $113-118; 700-800 Ibs. - $115- 117.25; 800-900 Ibs. - $103. BULLS: 135 - Med & Lg #1 - 300- 400 Ibs. - $149-163; 400-500 Ibs. - $133-150; 500-600 Ibs. $128-146; 600-700 Ibs. - $112-125; 700-800 Ibs. - $117-119; 800-900 Ibs. - $107; 900-1,100 Ibs. - $108. Med & Lg #2 - 300-400 Ibs. - $120- 144; 400-500 Ibs. - $119-128; 500- 600 Ibs. - $108-119; 600-700 Ibs. - $110; 700-800 Ibs. - $113-114; 800- 900 Ibs. - $103. TOTAL: 729 May 13 BULLS: 15 - 1-2 - $86-108. STOCK COWS: 38 - Beef - $1,050- HOGS: 2 1,250. SOWS: $42. BABY CALVES: 17 - BH - $50-90; LAMBS: 30 Over 100 lb. by lb. -$57.50-185. HI CHOICE PRIME: $146. FEEDER CA]-I'LE: CHOICE: $120-125. STEERS: 160 - Med & Lg #1 - 300- SLAUGHTER EWES: 24 - $33-68. 400 Ibs. - $161; 400-500 Ibs. - $139- KID GOATS: 22 - 20-40 Ibs. - $150- 164; 500-600 Ibs. - $130-145; 600- 160; 60-80 Ibs. - $150. 700 Ibs. - $126-141; 700-800 Ibs. - HORSE: 1 $122-130; 800-900 Ibs. - $118; 900- LLAMA: 1 1,100 Ibs. - $111-113. ,SLAUGHTER CAI-ELE: Med & Lg #2 - 300-400 Ibs. - COWS: 103 - Utility & Comm - $147.50; 400-500 Ibs. - $123-138; $74.50-88.50; Canner & Cutter - 500-600 Ibs. - $121-122; 600-700 $60-75; Cutter & Bng - $65.50-82. Ibs. - $107-131; 700-800 Ibs. - $107- .FED KALViTIS While preparing for the North back to the mainland.) a pleasant feature of the event River Mills/Ice Mountain fes- I decided to go to North River for 3 years now. tival, I kept half expecting a Mills via Slanesville in case the The sun came out and the first phone call from our fearless Cacapon had broken over into and possibly only hike back to leader, Steve Bailes, announc- the road at Harris Pond. At the the ice caves was announced ing a cancellation. When the higher altitude of Route 127,the at 11:30 a.m. Hiett brought out time came for the artist's recep- rain had ceased and the clouds his extensive Indian arrowhead tion at the Narrow Gallery (an looked thin. Descending again display. The rain resumed;, off old corn crib) on Friday eve- to the level of the river it start- and on from around 1 p.m. As ning, we went ahead as planned, ed raining again. It was as if the the event started breaking up The group was the usual size, cloud that hung over the event around 2 p.m. we compared which is not all that large with was only a hundred feet or so notes and it seems that a good one artist from Winchester, Va., above us.. time was had by all. The church among them. Arriving at 8 a.m. as prom- group that provided the food did True to the forecast, some ised, should any more artwork better than expected. rather raucous storms passed, arrive, I noticed smoke rising I hadn't planned to do an old Music was provided by WFWM from the Miller's former gar- gun demonstration such as we at Frostburg State Universi- den. There I found an encamp- did last year. My supply of old ty, Ken Heath's Jukebox Fri- ment of the Seventh West Vir- guns is constantly changing and day Night's annual all Benny ginia Infantry, Company I, a there was just nothing all that Goodman program. The broad- Union Civil War re-enactment old and interesting for which a cast was repeatedly interrupted group. Two members, Cameron blank cartridge Could be made by emergency announcements Mallow and Jarod Wicheal, had or purchased. I won't fire a live from the National Weather Ser- spent the night there despite the round near a crowd. vice. storm. The Confederacy was not However, after the crowd dis- We hung the art and labeled present at the event -- it must persed, I fired harmlessly into the spaces. Since most of the art have been a little cool for those the hillside with three shotguns: is small and hangs between the Georgia boys. French and Indi- .410, 16 and 12 gauges. The rough-sawn oak studding of the an War re-enactor Chris Duck- purpose of this is to bring a re- gallery, we like to hang a larg- worth represented that period of turn volley from the Civil War er piece on the far wall, clear- the area's history, encampment, which it did. Buck ly visible as one enters, so that I wasn't at all surprised to O'Brian brought an ancient re- visitors know they're in the see the usual antique gas en- volver by and asked if I could right place. This year's far wall gine group, three generations determine the caliber. Since I artwork was Laurel MacKen- of the Straw family, Gary Mar- buy old guns in my travels, the zie Gage's pencil and charcoal tin of Capon Bridge and Randy old Black Truck carries a vari- work, "Byrd With Fiddle," a Hiett from Forks of Capon ar- ety of old-fashioned ammuni- portrait of the late Senator Rob- rive. They're an intrepid bunch, tion. I put one round in the gun ert C. Byrd. The work was pre- They set up their display and and fired into the hillside, a "38 viously shown at the Cultural found shelter in the old barn. Smith and Wesson" (aka .38 Center at Charleston. With the notoriety it had re- short). So, I got to do an old gun Because of the unsettled ceived, one might have expect- demonstration after all but mi- weather and the place's tornado ed the old tractor, truck and gas nus the large crowd and pretty history, having established each engine show to have grown but, blonde volunteer of last year. piece's location, we took the art understandably, it was light this Steve came by and said that down and stowed it safely else- year. It did, however, attract its this was our "rain year" and that where until the morning, first antique tractor parts ven- the weather for the next few fes- On the morning of the festi- dor, Mike Goldsborough, from tivals would be more pleasant. val day, I noticed that the North Bruceton Mills in Preston Coun- Somehow, he has this all figured River, which flows past our ty. out- he's the professor, after place, was down considerably The first music from the front all. As always, I stay after ev- from its near flood stage of the p0rch-drifted over around 10:30 eryone leaves to savor that mo- previous rainy days. In weather a.m., and the first Civil War ment when North River Mills like this, when the small rivers musket fire was heard about 10 returns to its quiet ghost town go down, the larger rivers like minutes after that. Next door to demeanor. This year, however, the Cacapon, usually come up. my shop, Rob Wolford set up I wasn't the last to leave. The (When both are in flood, Cold- his blacksmith forge. He tire- Seventh West Virginia Infan- stream and North River Mills lessly turned out old-timey met- try, Company I would camp one can become an island with only al art, the sound of his hammer more night and leave Sunday. 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