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Winter Livestock December 14, 2016

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WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO

7162 CATTLE RECEIPTS TUESDAY DECEMBER 6TH, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD 2.00 TO 5.00 HIGHER 175.00 TO 204.00.  HEAVY STEER CALVES SOLD STEADY, FOUR WEIGHTS 155.00 TO 192.50, FIVE WEIGHTS 140.00 TO 162.50.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD STEADY TO 5.00 HIGHER 140.00 TO 154.00, ONE LOT TO 166.00.  HEAVY HEIFER CALVES SOLD STEADY, FOUR WEIGHTS 130.00 TO 150.00, ONE LOT THIN WEANED BLACK TO 160.00, FIVE WEIGHTS 120.00 TO 137.00

USDA Update December 14, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office.  CANCELLED FOR DECEMBER. 
• December 13 – Last day to return County Committee Ballots
• December 14th -  County Committee Election Ballot count
• December 16 – Deadline for CRP grassland initiative for small scale livestock grazing operations.

USDA Update December 7, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• December 13 – Last day to return County Committee Ballots
• December 14th -  County Committee Election Ballot count
• December 16 – Deadline for CRP grassland initiative for small scale livestock grazing operations.

Winter Livestock November 30, 2016

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WINTER LIVESTOCK
   LA JUNTA, CO 

2082 CATTLE RECEIPTS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22ND, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD 5.00 TO 10.00 LOWER, QUALITY AND SELECTION NOT AS DESIRABLE AS LAST WEEK 140.00 TO 160.00, HEAVY STEER CAVLES SOLD STEADY ON FIVE WEIGHTS, FOUR WEIGHTS SHARPLY LOWER ON LIMITED TEST 130.00 TO 152.50.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD 3.00 TO 5.00 LOWER ON LIMITED TEST 120.00 TO 135.00, HEAVY HEIFER CALVES 5.00 TO 10.00 LOWER WITH NO CHOICE LOTS OFFERED 110.00 TO 126.00

USDA Update November 23, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• USDA Service Center – CLOSED Thursday, November 24th, Happy Thanksgiving!
• CRP Routine Grazing – First grazing period  October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage
• December 5 – Last day to return County Committee Ballots
• December 16 – Deadline for CRP grassland initiative for small scale livestock grazing operations.

Winter Livestock November 23, 2016

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WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO

8231 CATTLE RECEIPTS MONDAY NOVEMBER 14TH & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15TH, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD 10.00 TO 20.00, IN SPOTS 30.00 HIGHER 170.00 TO 198.00, ONE STRING WEANED TO 219.00.  HEAVY STEER CALVES SOLD 5.00 TO 10.00 HIGHER 130.00 TO 150.00, FOUR WEIGHTS TO 202.50.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD 7.00 TO 15.00 HIGHER 130.00 TO 150.00.  HEAVY HEIFER CALVES SOLD 8.00 TO 15.00 HIGHER 110.00 TO 134.00
GOULD RANCH 112 IRISH BLK STRS 335 219.00

Winter Livestock November 16, 2016

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WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO

6487 CATTLE RECEIPTS MONDAY NOVEMBER 7TH & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD 5.00 TO 10.00 HIGHER 160.00 TO 180.00, FOUR WEIGHT STEERS SOLD 5.00 TO 8.00 HIGHER 150.00 TO 165.00, ONE LOT TO 171.00.  FIVE WEIGHT STEERS SOLD 2.00 TO 3.00 HIGHER 120.00 TO 135.00, LOAD TO 140.00.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD 7.00 TO 10.00 HIGHER 125.00 TO 145.00, FOUR WEIGHTS SOLD 3.00 TO 7.00 HIGHER 117.00 TO 132.00, FIVE WEIGHT
HEIFERS SOLD STEADY 110.00 TO 118.00

USDA Update November 16, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• USDA Service Center – CLOSED Thursday, November 24th, Happy Thanksgiving!
• November 13th -  Last day to remove hay from CRP fields
• CRP Routine Grazing – First grazing period  October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage
• December 5 – Last day to return County Committee Ballots
• December 16 – Deadline for CRP grassland initiative for small scale livestock grazing operations.

Drought Monitor November 9, 2016

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On November 3, 2016 the Colorado Drought Monitor was updated to push parts of Kiowa County into stage D1 Intensity. 

USDA Update November 9, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• USDA Service Center – CLOSED Friday, November 11th – Observing Veteran’s Day
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• USDA Service Center – CLOSED Thursday, November 24th – Thanksgiving Day
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP –Deadline for next ranking period - November 10th
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage

Winter Livestock November 2, 2016

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WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO

6240 CATTLE RECEIPTS MONDAY OCTOBER 24TH & TUESDAY OCTOBER 25TH, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD 3.00 TO 5.00 HIGHER 150.00 TO 170.00, FEW TO 180.00.  HEAVY STEER CALVES SOLD 3.00 TO 6.00 HIGHER 120.00 TO 136.50.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFER CALVES SOLD 2.00 TO 4.00 HIGHER 120.00 TO 134.00.  HEAVY HEIFER CALVES SOLD 1.00 TO 3.00 HIGHER 105.00 TO 114.00

USDA Update November 2, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage
Disclaimer:  Information in this UPDATE is pertinent to Kiowa County FSA only.  Producers reading this and that do not have FSA interest in Kiowa County are advised to contact their local FSA Office.

Winter Livestock October 26, 2016

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WINTER LIVESTOCK
LA JUNTA, CO
5303 CATTLE RECEIPTS MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH & TUESDAY OCTOBER 18TH, 2016.  LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS SOLD MOSTLY STEADY 140.00 TO 166.00.  HEAVY STEER CALVES MOSTLY STEADY 120.00 TO 133.00, A LOT OF FANCY FOUR WEIGHTS TO 175.00, SMALL PACKAGES AND PLAINER STEERS 105.00 TO 115.00.  LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS SOLD STEADY 110.00 TO 127.00, LOT OF BLACK WEANED TO 140.00, HEAVY HEIFER CALVES 2.00 TO 4.00 LOWER 102.00 TO 110.00
MID COLORADO INVESTMENT 18 BWF STRS 420 175.00

USDA Update October 27, 2016

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month – FSA Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage

Winter Livestock Update October 19, 2016

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2318 Cattle Receipts Tuesday October
11th, 2016. Lightweight Steers Sold

USDA Update October 19, 2016

| USDA Updates
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
• CRP Routine Grazing Period -   October 1 – November 30th
• 2nd Tuesday each month - Farm Loan personnel in Kiowa County FSA Office. 
• CRP GRASSLANDS SIGNUP - No date announced for next ranking period.
• CERTIFICATION 2017 fall crops - November 15th – wheat, native grass, triticale, alfalfa crop deadline.
• NAP policy deadline -  December 1st, 2016 - Purchase 2017 policy for Alfalfa, Grass, Mixed Forage