The Market Bulletin
Walt Helmick, Commissioner
Vol. 98, No. 4
April 2014


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Special Events

***  APIARY  ***

Barbour Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
4th Thursday, 7 p.m.
Barbour Co.Fairgrounds
Belington, W.Va.
Contact David Proudfoot 823-1460;
dp-foot@hotmail.com.

Central W.Va. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
1st Monday
Braxton Co. High School, Vo-Ag Rm.
Contact Susan Bullion, 452-8508;
billandsuebullion@frontiernet.net.

Clay Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
2nd Monday, 6 p.m.
Clay County Senior Center
Beginner/Intermediate Classes
April 7-May 5, 6 p.m.
Contact John Pruitt, 587-2451
jpruitt@frontiernet.net.

Gilmer Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Gilmer Co. Public Library
Glenville, W.Va.
Contact Bobbi Cottrill, 462-7416;
bcottrill119@hotmail.com.

Highlands Apicultural Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
WVU Ext. Office Meeting Rm.
Elkins, W.Va.
Contact Ben McKean, 227-4414;
hiapas@yahoo.com.

Jackson County Beekeepers Assoc.
Bi-Monthly Meeting
June 10, 6 p.m.-7;30 p.m.
McDonald Bldg.
Jackson Co. Jr. Fairgrounds
Cottageville, W.Va.
Contact Zelma Boggess, 372-3106;
zboggess@casinternet.net.

Kanawha Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
St. Albans, W.Va.
Contact Steve May, 727-7659;
kanawhavalley.beekeepers@yahoo.com.

Marion Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Beginning Beekeeping Classes
Six classes: Tues. & Thurs., 7-9 p.m.
Feb. 4, 6, 11, 18, 13, 18 & 20
Monthly Meeting
4th Thursday (3/27), 7 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Municipal Bldg.
Kingmont, W.Va.
Contact Tom Kees, 363-4782
beesnbooks70@comcast.net.

Mercer Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
First Monday, 7 p.m.
Princeton, W.Va.
Contact Bill Cockerman, 425-6389
blackoak85@gmail.com.


Nicholas Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Monday, 7 p.m.
Summersville Public Library
Summersville, W.Va.
Contact Joe Strickland, 649-4717.
North Central W.Va. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Monday, 7 p.m.
Harrison Co. 4-H Center
Clarksburg, W.Va.
Contact Michael Staddon, 782-9610.

Potomac Highlands Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday
Bank of Romney Comm. Center
Romney, W.Va.
Contact Elvin Rose, 434-2520;
emrose0206@yahoo.com or
potomachighlandsbeekeepers.weeblycom.com

Preston Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Preston Co. Ext. Office
Contact Don Cathell, 454-9695.

Southeastern Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
2nd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Osteopathic School-Alumni Center
Lewisburg, W.Va.
Contact Mary Holesapple, 772-3272;
mary.holesapple@frontier.com.

Tri-State Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Good Zoo Bldg. - Oglebay Park
Wheeling, W.Va.
Contact Steve Roth, 242-9867;
sroth29201@comcast.net.

Upshur Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
W.Va. Farm Bureau Bldg.
Buckhannon, W.Va.
Contact Roy Carder, 472-7413.

West Central Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
4th Saturday, 1 p.m.
Roane/Calhoun Cos.
Memorial United Methodist Church
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact Sharon Christ, 927-1775
phonepoet07@yahoo.com.

WV Beekeepers Spring State Meeting
Sat., April 5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trinity Assembly of God Church
Fairmont, W.Va.
Contact Nancy Postlethwait, 366-9938.
lpostlethwait@aol.com.

 

 

 


*** OTHER EVENTS  ***

West Virginia Beef Expo
April 10-12, 2014
Jackson’s Mill – Weston WV
Trade show, cattle shows, 7 breeds of cattle to sell, photo/cooking/judging contests
For information or catalog, 269-3877,
269-4660 or 472-4020;
www.wvbeef.org or rockingp@shentel.net

WV Grassland Evaluation Contest
April 11
Jackson's Mill Airport Pavillion
Jackson's Mill, WV
Katy McBride, 647-9627
katy.mcbride@wv.usda.gov

Lincoln Co. FFA Farm Equipment
Consignment Auction
April 12, 10 a.m.
Lincoln Co. High School
Hamlin, WV
Ashley Butler, 824-6000, ext. 1028.

Greenbrier East FFA Consignment
Machinery Auction
April 12, 10 a.m.
WV State Fairgrounds
Fairlea, WV
Woody Hanna, 645-5469.

8th Annual Genetic Partners Club
Pig and Lamb Sale
April 12th; Sale 6 p.m.
WVU Reedsville Farm
Reedsville, WV
Tracy Christopher, 290-1689 or
Dave Hardesty, 698-9206.
wcsshowpigs@yahoo.com.


Polled Hereford Assoc.
31st Annual Sale
April 26, 12 p.m.
Ritchie Co. 4-H Ground
Harrisville, WV
Butch Law, 643-4438.


8th Annual Genetic Partners Club Pig Sale
April 12; Sale 6 p.m.
WVU Reedsville Farm
Reedsville, WV
Tracy Christopher, 290-1689 or
Dave Hardesty, 698-9206.
wcsshowpigs@yahoo.com.


Life’s A Garden – Dig it
April 26, 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Gardening-related workshops, vendors & exhibits, gardening & craft for ages 6-12, fees for classes and lunch.
Presented by Braxton/Clay
Master Gardener Assoc.
Sponsored by WVU Extension Service,
Braxton Farm Bureau & DD Ranch
Braxton Co. High School
Sutton, WV
Aine Slabaugh, 765-2809.

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*** SHEEP & GOATS ***

15th ANNUAL SPIKER CLUB
LAMB SALE

April 19, 11 a.m.
Sycamore Lick Road,
Jane Lew, WV
Contact David Spiker, 813-6550.

Willow Pines Farm Club
Lamb Board Sale

April 19, 2014
Board opens at 2 p.m.
WVU Livestock Pavilion
Stewartstown Road
Morgantown, WV
Contact Duane Bishoff, 288-7806.

Appalachian Goat Assoc.
Monthly Meeting

1st Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact dinahroberts82@aol.com.

W.Va. Central Goat Club
Monthly Meeting

2nd Sunday, 1 p.m.
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact Doris Parks, 988-2877 or
Elva LaMont, 354-9656.

64th Annual WV Sheep
& Goat Show & Sale

WV Purebred Sheep Breeders Assoc.
& the WV Shepherds Assoc.
May 30-31, 10 a.m.
INTERNET BIDDING
available at www.cowbuyer.com
Schedule
available at: wvsheepandgoatsale.com
Tri County Fairgrounds
Petersburg, WV
Sheep: Dennis Miller, 896-3053;
Goat: Cheryl Boner, 884-7597.

Wild & Wonderful Boer
Goat Sale

June 7, 1 p.m.
Jackson’s Mill
Weston, WV
Natalie Shafer, 864-3385.

 


LIVESTOCK EVENTS CALENDAR


Keep up with the latest Livestock Events
by using the new Livestock Events Calendar on the WVDA website.
The calendar contains links to
West Virginia’s premier
shows & sales
month by month.

To access the calendar, go to
http://www.wvagriculture.org/images
/Marketing/Livestock/LivestockCalendar.htm
.

To submit an event, contact
Livestock Marketing Specialist
Tracy Fitzsimmons at tfitzsimmons@ag.state.wv.us or
304-558-2210.


 



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*** EQUINE ***

Farrier Contest & Clinic
April 11 & 12, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: WV Farrier Association
Gilmer County Recreation Center,
Glenville, WV
AP Nelson, 740-236-2497
nelsonfarrier@hotmail.com.

Fun Horse Show
April 12, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Elk River Boots & Saddle Club
Blue Creek Show Grounds
Tack Shafer, 988-2716; Glen Moles, 437-1997
Jane Melanie Webb, 965-5019.

RCHA Jackpot
April 18, Exhibition 6 p.m.; Run 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: Raleigh County
Horseman’s Association
Crow Show Grounds
Brian Adkins or Sam Farley, 923-9742 raleighcountyhorses@gmail.com.

RCHA /NBHA Show
April 19, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Raleigh County
Horseman’s Association
Crow Showgrounds
Brian Adkins or Sam Farley, 923-9742
raleighcountyhorses@gmail.com.

Catamount Series 2013-2014
April 19, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Potomac State College Horseman’s Association
Potomac State College Arena, Keyser, WV
Jared Miller, 668-5326
Jared.miller@mail.wvu.edu.

Contest Show
April 19
Exhibitions, 10 a.m.; Show, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Turn & Burn Arena
Turn & Burn Arena, Glen Easton, WV
Patty Bungard, 845-1765; 231-7724
pbungard2@hotmail.com.

NCHA Sanctioned Show
April 26, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: WV Cutting Horse Association
WVU Arena, Reedsville, WV
Roy Baver 841-2700.

St. Jude’s Ride
April 26, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Shiloh Trail Riders Saddle Club
Rail Trail, Ellenboro, WV
Betty Adams, 643-2043
Missyair1123@gmail.com
Open Show
April 26, 1 p.m. (Rain Date 10/4)
Sponsored by: Elk River Boots & Saddle Club
Blue Creek Show Grounds
Tack Shafer, 988-2716
Glen Moles, 437-1997
Jane Melanie Webb, 965-5019.

Open Show
April 26, 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Central WV Riding Club
Holly Gray Park, Sutton, WV
Allen and Kim Miller, 364-5576
cwvrc@yahoo.com.

WV Draft Horse & Mule Assoc.
Spring Field Day

Plowing, disking, log skid &
log pull, mowing etc.
April 26, 10 a.m.
Buckhannon, WV
Clyde Reed, 472-5273.

St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride
May 3, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Jackson County Junior Fair
Jackson County Jr Fairgrounds
Cottageville, WV
James Birthisel, 550-3351.

4-H Horse & Rider Challenge
May 4, 2 p.m. (Rain Date 5/18)
Sponsored by: Kanawha Buckaroos 4-H Club
Blue Creek Show Grounds
Marcie L. Webb, 415-0092
Jane Melanie Webb, 965-5019.

Monthly Meeting
May 6, 7 p.m.
Sponsored By: Jackson County Horse Club
Kenna Grange (beside Kenna Elementary)
Brittani Harrison, 304-531-2524
britt1027.wix.com/jchc
Kendra White, 542-5229.

Good Evening Ranch Barrel Race
May 10 & 11,
Sat: Exhibition 9 a.m., Show 1 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: IBRA
1458 Groves Road, Canvas, WV
(Watch for signs)
Cindy Adkins, 877-595-5448
Cindyadkins4@yahoo.com www.goodeveningranch.net.
Dakota’s Fun Challenge
May 10, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Hamrick’s Ranch
Exit 114 off of I-77 (1 mile) – Follow Signs
Brian & Tammy Hamrick, 552-1701; 552-4159.

Open Pleasure Show
May 17, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Panhandle Equine Association
Marshall County Fairgrounds, Moundsville, WV
Allison Bertram, 232-1573
Lukeali3@hotmail.com.

Jackson County Horse Show
May 17, 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Jackson Co Horse Club
Jackson County Jr Fairgrounds,
Cottageville, WV
Brittani Harrison, 531-2524;
britt1027.wix.com/jchc;
Kendra White, 542-5229.

1st Annual Clovers Kick n’ Cancer
Open Show

May 17, 10 a.m. (Rain Date 5/24)
Games & Contest Show
May 18, 10 a.m. (Rain Date 5/25)
Sponsored by: Saddles & Spurs 4-H Club
Wetzel County 4-H Grounds
Mandy Booher, 815-1255;
Christina Booher, 386-4127.

Open Show
May 18, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Green Valley Riding Club
Pleasants County Fairgrounds, St. Marys, WV
Claude Farson, 665-7674.

Open Show
May 24, 1 p.m. (Rain Date 10/4)
Sponsored by: Elk River Boots & Saddle Club
Blue Creek Show Grounds
Tack Shafer, 988-2716; Glen Moles, 437-1997; Jane Melanie Webb 965-5019.

Open Show
May 24. 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Central WV Riding Club
Holly Gray Park, Sutton, WV
Allen and Kim Miller, 364-5576
cwvrc@yahoo.com.

Contest Show
May 31, Exhibitions: 10 a.m., Show: 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Turn & Burn Arena
Turn & Burn Arena, Glen Easton, WV
Patty Bungard, 845-1765; 231-7724 pbungard2@hotmail.com.

Summer Classic
May 31, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Jackson County
Horse Club
Jackson County Jr Fairgrounds,
Cottageville, WV
Carla Parsons, 545-7478; Karen Harrison 532-3339; Stephanie Beane, 988-0749
wix.com/britt1027/Jackson-County-Summer.

 

 


 


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