The Market Bulletin
Walt Helmick, Commissioner
Vol. 99, No. 5
May 2015

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Special Events

***  APIARY  ***

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
Contact John Pruitt, 587-2451
jpruitt@frontiernet.net.

Corridor G Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
1st Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Chapmanville Middle School
Chapmanville, WV
Contact Tony Meadows, 524-7690
Fastrakhounds@outlook.com.

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
4th Monday, 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
Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-Noon
McDonald Bldg.
Jackson Co. Jr. Fairgrounds
Cottageville, W.Va.
Contact Jeff Crum 531-0018.

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

Marion Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
4th Thursday, 7 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Municipal Bldg.
2340 Kingmont Rd.
Fairmont, W.Va.
Contact Tom Kees, 363-4782;
Nancy Postlethwait, 366-9938
lpostlethwait@yahoo.com.

Marion Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Annual Harvest Covered Dish Dinner/Meeting
Meat, drinks and dinnerware provided
Thurs. Oct. 23, 6. p.m.
Eldora United Methodist Church
Fairmont, W.Va.
Contact Tom Kees, 363-4782 or
Nancy Postlehwait, 366-9938
lpostlehwait@aol.com.

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 Co. Committee on Aging Bldg.
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact Dale Cunningham, 354-6916;
janingham46@yahoo.com.


***CATTLE ***

West Virginia Beef Expo
April 9-11, 2015
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.

Catamount Showdown
Jackpot Steer & Heifer Show
Apr. 25, 11 a.m. (Show)
7.30-10 a.m. (Check-in)
$750 Grand Champion; $500 Reserve Champion, both steer & heifer
Entry fee: $30; Entry fees & forms must be postmarked by April 10
Potomac State College
Indoor Riding Arena
Chestnut St., Keyser, WV
Tyler Bradfield, 490-9650
tdbradfield@mix.wvu.edu.

Open House-Annual Bull & Heifer Sale
April 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 5, 12-5 p.m.
*Bids close April 11, 1 p.m.
Willis Farm, Blakers Mill Rd, Alderson, WV
Jeff Willis, 445-2698 or 646-8853;
Karla Willis, 661-0798;
Thomas Willis, 646-8806.

John ODell Spring Angus Sale

w/Commercial Cow/Calf Pairs
April 18, 12 noon
Amma, WV (I-79 Exit 25, 4 mi. past Exxon Station)
For catalogs or more information
John Spiker, Auctioneer (WV184-15),
677-0255 or 884-7915.


*** SHEEP & GOATS ***


65th Annual WV Sheep

& Goat Show & Sale
WV Purebred Sheep Breeders Assoc.
& the WV Shepherds Assoc.
May 29, Boer Goat Show, 11 a.m.
Club Lamb Show, 1 p.m.
Breeding Sheep Show, 2 p.m.
May 30, Youth Judging Contest, 10 a.m.
Lamb BBQ., 12 p.m.
Sale, 2:30 p.m.
INTERNET BIDDING
available at www.cowbuyer.com
Tri County Fairgrounds
Petersburg, WV
Sheep: Dennis Miller, 540-908-0393;
Goat: Cheryl Boner, 884-7597.

Wild & Wonderful Boer Goat Sale
May 30, 1 p.m.
WVU Jacksons Mill
Weston, WV
Ashley Jenkins, 864-3927
Natalie Shaffer, 864-3385.

Nicholas Co. Fair
Sanctioned Dairy Goat Show
July 10, 1 p.m.
Nicholas Co. Veterans Memorial Park
Summersville, WV
Jennifer Coffman, 872-1656.

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.


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.


*** OTHER EVENTS  ***

3rd Annual Ravenswood FFA
Truck & Tractor Pull
June 13; 1st pull at 4 p.m.
Jackson Co. Fairgrounds
Jr. Ables, 532-8602.

Fairview Farmer’s Market

Vendors Needed
318 Main Street
Fairview, WV
775-3366
Contact Jim Faber, faberwana@aol.com.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
June - Sept.
Fruits, vegetables, crafts, bakery & foods
Please register for “free space”,
rain or shine; Poppy’s restaurant
parking lot/outside only

AttN: Farmers/CSA Owners

Need help selling your product?
A new market is opening in Fairmont
this May and will offer all local,
sustainable produce and local products for sale 7 days/wk.
Contact Christa Blais, 816-1379.

Fairmont Community Garden
We are adopting growing space at our two locations: Heston Farms Winery
& Oliver Avenue Park
4'x8' spaces are $25/additional sizes avail.
Contact Christa Blais, 816-1379;
FairmontCommunityGarden@yahoo.com.

Arthurdale Farm Stand
Producer only market where vendors sell local produce, eggs, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods and other items
10 a.m.-Noon,
Saturday, June 7 to Saturday, Sept. 20
Arthurdale Presbyterian Church Parking lot
Arthurdale, WV
Contact Lisa Cress, 288-2057;
lcress3@aol.com.


 



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*** EQUINE ***


Mountwood Park Horse Camp
May 1-31
Sponsored by: Wood Co. Riding Club
Volcano Rd., Waverly, WV
Ruthie Davis, 588-1407
Main Park, 679-3611.

Memorial Day Trail Ride & Evening Clinics
May 22-25, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: McLaughlin Quarter Horses
Marlinton, WV
Junior McLaughlin, 799-4910;
April Myers, 614-9762
Myersapril8@yahoo.com.

Mountaineer Horse Club Open Show Series
May 23-24, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Mountaineer Horse Club
WVU Reedsville Arena, Reedsville, WV
Nicole Robosson, 240-446-8969
robossonph@yahoo.com.

Taylor Co. Fairgrounds Barrel & Pole Race
May 24, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: IBRA & NPBA
Taylor Co. Fairgrounds, Grafton, WV
Kim Thomas, 826-6005
suprememartini@gmail.com.

Wirt Co. Horse Show
May 24, Noon
Sponsored by: Heartbeats &
Hoofbeats Riding for Christ, Inc.
Rt. 14, Fleak Field Lane(behind EMT Bldg.),
Annette Easton, 477-3233
Annette1012@zoominternet.net.

KVHA Mt. State Charity Show
May 28-30, Thurs. & Friday 6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Kanawha Valley
Horseman's Assoc.
Winfield Riding Club Arena
Winfield, WV
Cheryl Salamacha, 360-1820
csalamacha@yahoo.com.

WV Miniature Horse Show
May 30, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: WV Miniature Horse Club
Safe Harbor Farm,Gallipolis Ferry, WV
Donna Wells, 740-350-2636
dkwells@suddenlink.net.

Broken Wheel Stables Barrel Series (IBRA)
May 30, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Randi Dove Farms
Broken Wheel Stables
Randi Dove, 923-2692
Randi_dove2009@hotmail.com.

Jackson Co. Summer Classic Walking
& Racking Horse Show
May 30, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Jackson Co. Horse Club
Jackson Co. Fairgrounds,
Cottageville, WV
Carla Parsons, 545-7478;
Cdparsons@frontier.com
Kendra White, 542-5229
Kendrawhite287@gmail.com.

Mountwood Park Horse Camp
June 1-30, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: Wood Co. Riding Club
Volcano Rd, Waverly, WV
Ruthie Davis, 588-1407
Main Park, 679-3611.

Open Trails
(Pay per day)
June 1-30
Sponsored by: Junior McLaughlin Quarter Horse
Marlinton, WV
Junior McLaughlin, 799-4910;
Myersapril8@yahoo.com.

National Cutting Horse Assoc. Show
June 6-7, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: National Cutting Horse Assoc.
Shawnee Farm Arena, Lewisburg, WV
Jim Johnson, 646-6666.

Fun Horse Show
June 6, 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Lincoln Co. Fairs & Festivals
Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds, Hamlin, WV
Ami Smith, 524-2982;
Iluv2trailride@yahoo.com.

Open Horse Show
June 6, 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: West Fork Riding Club
Show Grounds, Chloe, WV
Mary Hutson, 542-3122.

Fayette Co. Horseman's Assoc. Pleasure & Contest Show
June 13, Pleasure 10 a.m.; Contest 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Fayette Co. Horseman's Assoc.
Honeybear Stables, Anstead, WV
Holly Burley, 640-1925
Holly_burley@yahoo.com.

Barrels, Poles, Calf Roping, Team Roping Events (Timed Events)
June 13, noon
Sponsored by: Henry Arena
Henry Arena, Martinsburg, WV
Greg Maddox, 301-252-4928.

Horse Show IBRA Approved
June 13, 6 p.m.
June 14, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Daybrook Saddle Club
Daybrook, WV
Ronnie Price, 449-1535.

Open Horse Show
June 13, 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Bluegrass Riding Club
Blue Grass Riding Club Show Grounds,
Spencer, WV
Donna Kee, 786-3004
Bluegrassride2015@yahoo.com.

Open Kids Horse Show
June 14, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: West Fork Riding Club
Show Grounds, Chloe, WV
Mary Hutson, 542-3122.

Day Riding Camp
June 15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Meadow Dream Farm
Meadow Dream Farm, Nitro, WV
Georgia Morrison, 755-3921
Elvis36074@aol.com.

Week Roping Clinic
June 20-21, 8 a.m..
Sponsored by: Junior McLaughlin Quarter Horses
Marlinton, WV
Junior McLaughlin, 799-4910;
April Myers, 614-9762
Myersapril8@yahoo.com.

WV Miniature Horse Championship
June 20, 10 a.m..
Sponsored by: WV Miniature Horse Championship Inc.
WVU Reedsville Farm, Reedsville, WV
Melissa Skidmore, 783-4827
wvminiaturehorsechampionship@aol.com.

Broken Wheel Stables Barrel Series (IBRA)
June 20, 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Randi Dove Farms
Broken Wheel Stables
Randi Dove, 923-2692
Randi_dove2009@hotmail.com.

Taylor Co. Fairgrounds Barrel
& Pole Race

June 21, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: IBRA & NPBA
Taylor Co. Fairgrounds, Grafton, WV
Kim Thomas, 826-6005
suprememartini@gmail.com.

Open Horse Show
June 21, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Green Valley Riding Club
Pleasants Co. Fairgrounds, St. Marys, WV
Claude Farson, 665-7674.

WCHA Show Series (PAC Approved)
June 27, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Wyoming Co. Horsemen's Assoc.
Broken Wheel Stables
Clark Blankenship, 923-7177
Clark_blankenship@hotmail.com.

NBHA Barrel Show
June 27, 12 noon
Sponsored by: NBHA WV05
Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Leetown, WV
Laurie Lee, 258-4991
Ljlee2121@yahoo.com.

Open Horse Show
June 27, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Elk River Boots & Saddle Club
Blue Creek Showgrounds, Elkview, WV
Tack Shaffer, 988-1173.
Mark Halstead, 549-2762
marklst@live.com
Jane Webb, 965-5019.

Open Horse Show
June 27, 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Central WV Riding Club
Holy Gray Park, Sutton, WV
Allen or Kim Miller, 364-5576
cwrc@yahoo.com.

KVHA Regular Point Show
June 27, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Kanawha Valley Horseman's Assoc.
Winfield Riding Club Arena, Winfield, WV
Cheryl Salamacha, 360-1820
csalamacha@yahoo.com.

NBHA Barrel Show
June 28, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: NBHA WV05
Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Leetown, WV
Laurie Lee, 258-4991
Ljlee2121@yahoo.com.

 

 





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