Senate budget funds fairs

Senate budget funds fairs

Washington Ag Today April 21, 2011 In discussing the 2011-2013 state operating budget passed by the Senate earlier this week, Republican Senator Mark Schoesler says there are some small bright spots. One of them being fair funding.

Schoesler: “The legislature made an agreement with the fairs when pari-mutual wagering went away that the general fund would take care of the fairs. Well, the Senate budget funds the fairs at their regular level. That is important to a lot of the non-profit, civic and church groups around the area as well as our 4-H, FFA and other young people.”

The budget passed by the House cuts fair funding by 75 percent.

Now this from Stockland Livestock.

“This is Jack McQuinness at Stockland Livestock here in Davenport. Right at 13-hundred cattle at the sale Monday. Good strong market all the way around. Cows and bulls fully steady. We had a top of a dollar five-and-a-half for the biggest and best of the beef bulls. Most of the trade in the high 80s low 90s. Cows same story there. Mid-80s was the top. Most of the trade 70 to that top of 83-84 cents. Feeder cattle. Good number of feeders. Steady market. Great demand for the grass type cattle as we head into spring, if it ever turns into spring. But good demand all the way around for all classes and weights of cattle. We will sell this coming Monday. We have some bred cows. We have some cow-calf pairs. Several nice consignments of feeder cattle including a real nice load of five-weight fall calves coming out of the Colville area. All classes sell here every Monday. Don’t forget the horse sale on the 30th. That is Stockland Livestock here in Davenport.

Thanks Jack.

I’m Bob Hoff and that’s Washington Ag Today on Northwest Aginfo Net.


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