Recent Stories in The Fence Post

Replacing hay with corn-based feeds in cow diets (1)

October 29, 2014 — 

The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers. “Corn and corn-derived feeds such as distiller’s grains and silage are much …

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WTO finds Country of Origin Labelling disadvantageous to Canada, Mexico (2)

October 28, 2014 — 

A Swiss researcher, the Pakistani ambassador and a former World Trade Organization employee turned consultant convene to talk about U.S. meat labeling laws. No, it is not another bad joke, …

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Colorado recovers from decade’s worst year for VS (3)

October 28, 2014 — 

Warm weather is waning and so are cases of Vesicular Stomatitis, an insect-borne livestock disease that struck Colorado and Weld County in force this year. Colder temperatures offer natural relief, …

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Sheep studies could reduce spread of pneumonia (4)

October 28, 2014 — 

Domestic sheep have historically been blamed by wildlife groups for infecting wild populations of bighorn sheep across the mountainous regions of the western U.S. with pneumonia. Anti-grazing groups advocate removal …

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October 22, 2014 — 

Empowering farm and ranch women with financial and marketing knowledge and opportunities to network with each other are some of the goals of a University of Wyoming Extension program in …

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Muddy Water: Ag organizations campaign against water rule (6)

October 22, 2014 — 

Most dictionary definitions run in the 15- to 20-word range. But for the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, five words--“Waters of the United States”--require more than 110,000 …

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Mixed thoughts on Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (7)

October 14, 2014 — 

A top-down, corporate fascist regime controlling every entity in the beef supply chain, including and specifically targeting the cow-calf producer is how Newcastle, Wyoming rancher and former attorney Tracy Hunt …

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Energy pipeline company to pay nearly $1 million in Milliken nursery dispute (8)

October 14, 2014 — 

The Weld County District Court has settled a property dispute and a Wyoming energy company must pay nearly $1 million in damages to a Milliken, Colo., nursery. Eugene and Janet …

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Research over 29 years shows GMOs are safe to eat (9)

October 7, 2014 — 

E-mails and news websites were abuzz last week with news consumers can now feel more safe than ever feeding their families, pets and livestock genetically modified food and feed products. …

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AQHA competitions offer up big money in fall season (10)

October 7, 2014 — 

Many people know how much fun it is to show an American Quarter Horse but what you might not know is that each fall is championship season for owners whose …

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Research over 29 years shows GMOs are safe to eat (11)

September 30, 2014 — 

E-mails and news websites were abuzz last week with news consumers can now feel more safe than ever feeding their families, pets and livestock genetically modified food and feed products. …

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Chadron students shine at hometown rodeo (12)

September 30, 2014 — 

With three event winners, one runner-up, the all-around cowboy and the men’s team championship to their credit, the Chadron State College rodeo was a whopping success for the hosts over …

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Weld County rancher works around oil, gas drilling (13)

September 30, 2014 — 

The spurs jangle with each step Art Guttersen makes as he strides across the sandy ground of his ranch to the green grass growing around his home south of Kersey. …

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CSU, Noble unveil live water monitoring program near drilling sites (14)

September 30, 2014 — 

Colorado residents now have access to live monitoring of well water near oil and gas drilling. A team from Colorado State University on Wednesday unveiled the Colorado Water Watch, a …

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Justice for Dual Peppy: Former champion stallion among horses removed from property in Black Forest, Colo. (15)

September 30, 2014 — 

Fifteen years ago, Dual Peppy was a well-known, well-muscled stallion commanding $2,500 stud fees. Last week he was found, ribs showing through his hide, in a barn in Colorado, surrounded …

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Syngenta GM corn dispute hurts bottom line for local, national growers (16)

September 23, 2014 — 

Cargill filed a lawsuit against Syngenta this week for attempting to commercialize in China a GM corn product, Agrisure Viptera® (MIR 162) corn seed, which had not yet been approved …

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Fritzler’s corn maze pays tribute to ailing friend of the family (17)

September 23, 2014 — 

For 15 years, Glen Fritzler has opened his yearly corn maze south of LaSalle to myriad emotions. The maze that has become one of Colorado’s premier fall events has prompted …

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Down the pipeline: Constitutionality of Neb action on Keystone XL discussed (18)

September 23, 2014 — 

Those who haven’t piped up to voice an opinion on Transcanada’s proposed Keystone XL are likely in the minority. Strong feelings abound on the proposed 1,179 mile pipeline that would …

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Urban, agricultural communities clash over Colorado Water Plan (19)

September 23, 2014 — 

By 2050, projections place Northern Colorado’s population at double its current level — a forecast that threatens to not only challenge but possibly tap out the region’s water resources. In …

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Low stress weaning a win-win for cows, calves, producers (20)

September 23, 2014 — 

Stress-free weaning may sound as impossible as a flying horse. For those who have used the methods, it’s more of an old plug. Stress-reducing methods that are tailored to a …

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