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When he was a kid, Jacob Smith would watch the rodeos at the Greeley Stampede, see the bulls, the cowboys, and marvel at the intensity of the longest eight seconds you can endure.He was hooked right away. He started on sheep and worked his way up to calves, then small bulls. The former Platte Valley football star graduated to the
Published: June 24, 2016
Rodeo cowboys wait all year for the competitions that take place in June and July, which is the height of the rodeo season.Now fans of the Greeley Stampede, one of the largest rodeos in the country, will be able to experience it from the chutes.The Greeley Stampede will offer “Behind the Chutes” tours for the first time in many years
Published: June 24, 2016
Guy Burke walked across a blanket of dirt in the Island Grove Arena, stooping every few yards to scoop up a stray rock. The stones ranged from about the size of a quarter to bigger than his fist. His wife, Felecia, crouched and sifted through the dirt despite her sundress and shook her head. The ground in the arena was
Published: June 24, 2016
I used to think multitasking should be a top goal of management here. Within natural systems like forage and cows, lots of things are always going on at the same time. What if I could do enough things correctly and on time to fit those systems together just right?Related systems like markets, weather and available time all compete for attention,
Published: June 24, 2016
Gentle readers, most of you have or have had a dog you adored and really, really missed them when they were gone. Clancy, my German shepherd, was that dog for me. I rescued him from the pound and our “getting acquainted” period took some adjusting on both our parts. Once we figured out who was going to be in charge,
Published: June 24, 2016
On behalf of all of the Greeley Stampede volunteers and staff, we invite you to be a part of the 95th Annual Greeley Stampede and experience Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration. The 12-day community event is expected to draw more than 200,000 guests from around the world.Only a few more days until Island Grove Park is filled with music, rodeo,
Published: June 24, 2016
Have you ever thought about what you’d like to eat for your last meal?I sincerely hope not, for that would mean you did something very naughty in a state with the death penalty. I assume that a very low percentage of the readers of this column are on death row and don’t have to come up with a menu for
Published: June 24, 2016
OK, when I shut down last week’s column, I wuz half-way through a 2,300-mile travelogue to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and back. We made a big circle with the trip that included Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.Ol’ Nevah and I decided to take a southern route home to Damphewmore Acres. So, we left Pigeon Forge on
Published: June 24, 2016
Conditions have been perfect in several states for high yields of Morel mushrooms, which pop up in post-burn areas and can bring up to $20 a pound.According to Keith Ridler in an article for the Idaho Statesman, “nearly a million acres of U.S. Forest Service land burned last year in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.” Morels grow best in ashes and
Published: June 24, 2016
In any business with partners, each one has different skill sets. When you read about two brothers in a large farm enterprise, usually, one is in charge of crops, and the one does livestock or some such configuration. It is pretty much the same for husbands and wives who are farm partners. Some women are out on the machinery or
Published: June 24, 2016
Quit eating meat say vegans, vegetarians, vruitarians … you name it, there’s a group out there proclaiming that eating red meat is bad and will make you die too early. They loudly proclaim they have a magic key to immortality. One wonders: Someday, when lying in a hospital bed dying of nothing, will they be surprised? WORM RANCHINGNow I don’t
Published: June 24, 2016
Athletes don’t play in championship games without playing in regulation games. The same goes for 4-H kids showing livestock.The Lauridson sisters, Sydnee and Macey, and Molly Cooksey had their version of a regulation game June 12 at the Jim Jones Memorial Show at the South East Weld County Fairgrounds in Keenesburg, Colo. Cooksey brought out one of her steers and
Published: June 24, 2016
Perennial pepperweed is a plant from the mustard family that spreads through its root system as well as from seed. An infested acre may produce over six billion seeds. The plant grows up to three feet with clusters of white flowers on the branch tips forming balls. This plant is also known as tall whitetop. The leaves are waxy. This
Published: June 24, 2016
ROCKY FORD — A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth June 11-12 during a multi-species Stock Show University. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about clipping, show day grooming and showmanship for their 4-H and FFA projects at the annual event coordinated by WW Feed & Supply.This year’s clinic was expanded to four projects,
Published: June 24, 2016
A boar stud operation that developed from hard work and grit on a nearly 100-year old family farm at the Kansas/Nebraska border, is soaring into the high-tech industry. Zoltenko Farms, founded in 1917 in remote Jewell County, Kan., near the town of Hardy, Neb., morphed into the boar stud business in 1998, and one of the unique things about it
Published: June 24, 2016
Bright orange “Closed” signs spot on both ends of the overpass in Lusk, Wyo. Construction crews continue their work on the structure after it was ripped in half from a house carried down the swelled waters of the Niobrara River during the flood in the early hours of June 4, 2015.A full year later, evidence of the flood in Manville
Published: June 17, 2016
Terry Fankhauser, executive vice president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, stood in front of a small room of ranchers, a serious frown dipping under the corners of his gray handlebar moustache. The message he had for the breakout group at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention was grim.Without water, it’s not just farming that fails. During the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association
Published: June 17, 2016
As rodeo cowboys from all over the country pull on their boots and pack up their horses this week to head toward Greeley, many locals will get ready in their own ways for the Greeley Stampede.Stampede General Manager Justin Watada said they’ve been busy putting the final touches on the two-week annual event.“Really, we’re just trying to put on the
Published: June 22, 2016
Have you ever had a simple gesture of kindness end up unappreciated?James and Kevin had just chased a steer to the end of the arena in a fruitless attempt to head and heel the crafty critter. James had lost his hat during the run so Kevin stopped to pick it up for his heeler. He hung his loop and coils
Published: June 22, 2016
Alltech, through Hubbard Feeds, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ridley USA Inc., has acquired Loveland’s Ranch-Way Feeds, a leading animal nutrition company that has done business in the Western United States for more than 60 years.Ranch-Way Feeds employs more than 50 people, producing over 50,000 tons of feed annually. The company markets its animal nutrition products and programs through an extensive
Published: June 17, 2016
The annual Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) winners and Scholarship recipients and were honored at the NC Foundation lunch on June 9 during the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting in Broken Bow.The RVSC is the primary fundraiser for NC Foundation with money raised supporting youth and adult educational programs, scholarships, research and infrastructure projects, history preservation and
Published: June 17, 2016
The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Board of Directors gathered at Parkway Plaza in Casper for a working session of annual business meetings May 14-15. Many tasks were addressed, including selection of new branded merchandise featuring the WCHOF logo, and detailed planning for the organization’s third annual Honoree Induction ceremony and festivities.The group’s most important and difficult order of business
Published: June 17, 2016
Ken Kleinsorge will present about the Great Western Cattle Trail from noon-1 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St.He will speak about the start of cattle trails, cowboys, chuckwagons and longhorn cattle.The presentation is a part of the free 2016 History Brown Bag Series, hosted by the Greeley Historic Preservation Commission. Presentations are
Published: June 17, 2016
Wyoming Livestock Board would like to remind our brand owners that the 2017 brand renewal will begin in October of this year.If your brand number looks something like this N00000-7, you will need to renew your brands between October 30, 2016 and January 1, 2017. The only brands we will be renewing during this renewal period will end with a
Published: June 17, 2016
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced ten counties in Wyoming are eligible for disaster assistance due to drought. Governor Matt Mead received a letter from USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack designating four counties as primary disaster assistance areas and six counties as contiguous disaster areas.“For those areas affected by drought, this designation is critical,” Governor Mead said.
Published: June 17, 2016
I don’t know if you’ve heard the latest high society news but a man in Mexico just married a tree. Yes, Peruvian activist and actor Richard Torres married Arbol del Tule, more affectionally known as Tule, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Which is where, I’m assuming, the newlyweds spent their honeymoon because, well you know, the bride can’t go anywhere because she’s
Published: June 17, 2016
My family and I have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of our second child this June. Giving Scarlett a younger sister or brother is a dream come true, and with all the excitement of adding a newborn to the mix, I’ve also started remembering the challenges of having a baby while juggling the responsibilities of the ranch.I asked some of
Published: June 17, 2016
A quaint yellow barn sits in the of the Lauridson’s property on the outskirts of Brighton, Colo. The barn is where Sydnee, 9, and Macey, 13, Lauridson keep the lambs and pigs they plan to show in the Weld County Fair in July. Their mom, Amanda, showed pigs and goats in 4-H and their dad, Justin, showed cattle.When Macey started
Published: June 17, 2016
Ahhhhhh, guns and roses. I’ve always had guns around me, as we grew up with them in our home and they were no different than the silverware in the kitchen. I love all types of flowers and try my darndest to have some of several varieties in my flower beds each summer. My mom was president of the local garden
Published: June 17, 2016
After a hiatus from writing this column for a few weeks (I wrote several columns in advance of a family trip to Tennessee), it’s time to climb back in the saddle and start “wriding” again.Ol’ Nevah and I are getting too old to make the trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in two days, so we allotted three days going and
Published: June 17, 2016
The competition might be fierce in the rodeo arena, but as soon as horses are put up and ropes and saddles are put away, the contestants know how to relax.When the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo stampedes into Hastings next weekend, June 16-18, it brings about one hundred high school kids from across the state to compete in twelve different
Published: June 17, 2016
A device developed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln associate professor of biochemistry Jiri Adamec, in collaboration with Novilytic, LLC could potentially transform the process of testing for the Zika virus. The Noviplex card allows for cost-effective pre-screening of the individuals exposed to the virus without the assistance of a medical professional.One of the major challenges the world is facing with the
Published: June 17, 2016
As summer shifts into high gear, life in rural land goes from hectic to chaotic to frenzied — practically on a daily basis. Ranch and farm women, helpmates to their other halves, can pretty much identify with the subject of the following poem. GOING TO TOWN FOR PARTSWhenever the tractor quits or balks,Or the mower refuses to start,You’re the one
Published: June 17, 2016
I can’t believe he’s so ungrateful. I raised him from a pup! He worked beside me night and day. We never did let up.He learned to drive a tractor, grease a windmill, pick up rock, To stack loose hay and irrigate and never watch the clock. Then after school I’d teach him how to weld and sort the bolts And
Published: June 15, 2016
Justin Weber thought he was lucky to be at the Colorado Dairy Youth Extravaganza June 6 at Island Grove Regional Park. In fact, he considers himself lucky to be alive at all.That’s because almost three months ago, on March 13, the 17-year-old Frederick native was riding his motorcycle when he hit a patch of soft dirt at 65 mph. The
Published: June 10, 2016
While it’s classified as a small rodeo, the Elizabeth Stampede in Elizabeth, Colo., has earned a big reputation throughout its more than 50 year history. World champs and National Finals Rodeo qualifiers routinely arrive to compete by the tall pines that line the rodeo arena, and 2016 was no different.Names like Sage Kimzey, Brittany Pozi Tonozzi, Kelly Timberman, Winn Ratliff
Published: June 10, 2016
At the Rock’n Western Rendezvouz Ranch Rodeo in Loveland, 12 working ranches squared off to prove which had the best skills. For the ranches, the event was about pride in their ranch and brand. The contest boils down to one idea — “my brand is better than your brand.”This is the second year for the event’s ranch rodeo. Abby Powell,
Published: June 10, 2016
When Katherine and Josh Hawkins brought Boone home as a puppy, he wouldn’t come inside. The little border collie sat on the back porch in Hudson, waiting for a job to do.He was always happy outside in their big yard, even while the couple was at work during the day, Katherine said. He liked trotting alongside the thin legs of
Published: June 15, 2016
Jonathan Bruno of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte first thanked Smokey the Bear for teaching kids across the state wildfire safety. Then, he told a room of ranchers at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in Colorado Springs that Colorado’s wildfire risk is largely Smokey’s fault.Since Smokey taught everyone that only they cold prevent forest fires, Colorado’s forests
Published: June 15, 2016
Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management and ranchers talked transparency and teamwork during a committee meeting at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in Colorado Springs. The BLM came to talk about Planning 2.0, a proposed rule that would change the way the bureau handles public comment and reviews new science that would impact procedures. While Planning 2.0 was
Published: June 15, 2016
“I still have a heart in it,” she said. And she still has a heart — and a membership — in the Colorado CattleWomen.Cummings can’t put her finger on how long she’s been a member of the organization. When she was a little girl, her mother was a member, so she grew up in the group.June 13 at the Colorado
Published: June 14, 2016
Evan Vigil-Hendrix, 10, made the trek to Greeley on Sunday from Wray for the 4-H’s 15th annual Dairy Extravaganza.He and his brothers come out to Island Grove Regional Park every year for the event — just like their dad.Every year, the Colorado State University Extension Office for Weld County puts together the extravaganza to educate kids on all things dairy.
Published: June 10, 2016
Gene Van Rhee turned on his microphone, stepped into the ring of the Colorado Youth Extravaganza’s All Breeds Show and addressed the several finalists lined up with their animals.“I want to see by a show of hands,” he said, “how many of you really want to win? Did you give it 100 percent in your presentation today?”All contestants’ hands shot
Published: June 10, 2016
As of June 6, the National Pork Board was under new leadership. William Even of South Dakota was recently named the board’s new CEO. “As a fourth generation farmer, I have deep personal knowledge of the challenges facing today’s pork producers and I am impressed with and currently support the Pork Checkoff’s strategic plan that guides and directs its programs,”
Published: June 10, 2016
June is National Home Ownership month, and in observance of that, the USDA is hosting a number of activities and events across the country intended to showcase efforts to help rural residents achieve their goals of homeownership.“Owning a home helps promote stable communities and is one of the best ways American families can build wealth,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Published: June 10, 2016
Once per year, instead of having to seek out health services, employees at the Greeley JBS USA plant have all their physical and mental health options come to them.Representatives from health organizations all around Colorado came to the JBS plant last week and set up booths for employees to visit on their way into work as part of the annual
Published: June 10, 2016
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Striving to provide the most up-to-date information on upcoming changes in regulations related to the Veterinary Feed Directive, the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University is offering a new online resource – for free.The BCI partnered with animal health experts Mike Apley of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Brian Lubbers of
Published: June 10, 2016
Beginning June 30, Gregory Bloom will take the reins as executive director of the Colorado Beef Council. He will replace Fred Lombardi, who is retiring after 19 years of service with the organization.Gregory Bloom is a Colorado native who grew up in the Brighton area. He accepts the position with 25 years of experience in the beef industry. Over the
Published: June 10, 2016
The EPA is considering slashing corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard by 200 million gallons according to a press release from the National Corn Growers Association. Public comment for the amendment has just opened, so the NCGA is encouraging corn growers and non-corn growers alike to reach out to the EPA and express concern regarding the measure. “We are
Published: June 10, 2016
The Kids Korral at this year’s Greeley Stampede will provide various attractions for children and their families to enjoy for no cost, according to a Greeley Stampede news release. Attractions include the Page’s White Tiger Show, Aussie Kingdom, petting zoo, Sheep Stampede, balloon maker, face painter and a new play sandbox.The Aussie Kingdom provides children the chance to learn about
Published: June 10, 2016
The Northern Colorado Beekeepers’ June Membership meeting will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 16 at the Berthoud Community Center, 236 Welch Ave.Greg Rye, featured speaker, will discuss the Oxalic Acid Vaporizer used for hive colony mite control treatments. The event is open to the public and free for Northern Colorado Beekeeper Association members.There will be a $5 charge for
Published: June 10, 2016
Nearly every little girl dreams of being a princess. Laynie Kay Parker’s aspirations were higher. She wanted to be a queen.The 19-year-old Loveland, Colo., woman was surrounded by royalty on her way to the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo. Her AQHA-registered bay gelding is called Duke. Her now 23-year old sister, Lillie, served as Larimer Fair & Rodeo Queen several
Published: June 10, 2016
As summer approaches, it’s important for cattle producers to make plans to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather, according to Nebraska Extension educator Rob Eirich, who directs the Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance program.Cattle producers can determine the risk in cattle handling by referring to the Temperature Humidity Index, or heat index. “It’s important to understand the relationship between
Published: June 10, 2016
The Agriculture Department announced the May Federal order Class III milk price at $12.76 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 87 cents from April, $3.43 below May 2015, the lowest Class III since September 2009’s $12.11, but is $1.39 above California’s comparable Class 4b cheese milk price. It equates to about $1.10 per gallon, down 7 cents from April. The five month
Published: June 10, 2016
Gentle readers, I write this column on Memorial Day. You know, that day that we remember all of those brave men and women that some gave all and all gave some so we could have a holiday in honor of them. Yes, they went to war and did their best so we could have that picnic, or that hike in
Published: June 10, 2016
For some strange reason cattlemen have this desire to name the fields and pastures of their ranches. These names can't be found on any map and most of the names make no sense to anyone, other than the owner. This was clearly illustrated to me years ago when I answered an advertisement for a ranch that was up for lease.
Published: June 10, 2016
Folks, I’ve got a practical and a moral dilemma at Damphewmore Acres. Here’s the situation. First, I love dogs — I always had one or more dogs as pets since I wuz a wee, toddling lad. Second, I hate cats — never have had a cat for a pet in my life.So, what am I to do when the dog
Published: June 10, 2016
Like myrtle spurge, cypress spurge has the same caustic white sap that can make children very sick if they use it as paint. Cypress spurge is an ornamental plant that can still be found in people’s gardens. It has narrow long leaves and a lime green color on the top when flowering. This plant is typically around six inches to
Published: June 10, 2016
I finally got my daughter’s 4-H membership transferred to Colorado – just in time for the 4-H county contest day. In typical Shelli 4-H fashion, my daughter and I waited until the last day (and in some cases the last second) to get everything ready for the contest. The night before, we baked cakes for the cake decorating contest and
Published: June 10, 2016
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is pleased to announce the dates for the First Annual Nebraska Grower and Brewer Conference and Trade Show. The two-day conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5-6, 2017, at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Neb.The conference will feature separate basic and advanced sessions for hop growers, as well as craft brewers sessions,
Published: June 10, 2016
The case and mat for Jordan Halley’s 4-H gun — a .22 — are pink camouflage.Their color is the reason she likes shooting, but rather than showing her excitement like she does for everything else, she whispered her reason.Big brother Cole, 11, was calm and to-the-point when he said it’s only regular camo on his shotgun gear. Jordan is in
Published: June 10, 2016
As the rest of the country planned barbecues and Memorial Day celebrations, Libertarians were busy in Orlando, Fla. The party held its national convention from May 26-29, and by May 29 announced its decision to nominate former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson for the presidency.While Johnson is not exactly a political celebrity in the world of agriculture, he has made
Published: June 7, 2016
Trends in livestock are not new to the U.S. agricultural scene. Remember the fervor over Chinchillas, Ostriches and Emu? All those trends, which people bet the farm on, so to speak, faded away.The latest animal gaining popularity is the alpaca. The American alpaca industry began in 1984 when the first alpacas were imported from South America. The fledgling industry began
Published: June 7, 2016
This time of year, Jo Morphew’s home in North Platte is strewn with fabric, thread and rhinestones. Lots of rhinestones.The North Platte woman works as a seamstress for rodeo queens and queen candidates, sewing much of the clothing worn by Miss Rodeo Nebraska and women vying for other titles.She got her start in the late 1990s when a neighbor up
Published: June 7, 2016
Public signs and announcements are often unclear. Hidden meanings lurk beneath even the simplest directive. I’d like to propose that some government agency be assigned the task of rewriting them. Fer instance:An announcement heard frequently in major airports SHOULD say: “Your attention please. The solicitation of funds by religious groups, Moonies, animal rights fanatics, perverts, sickies and other weirdos is
Published: June 7, 2016
Dave Ellicott processes meat for many area farmers, and lately he’s been getting calls and visits from restaurant managers asking how they can get that meat in their restaurants. He’s more than happy to make the introduction.Connecting local restaurateurs to local farmers and ranchers is a growing piece of Ellicott’s business, Innovative Foods, 4320 Industrial Parkway, in Evans.Ellicott estimates he
Published: June 7, 2016
Fifty years have passed, and Mary Moreno has never forgotten that knock at the door. She’s never forgotten how the sounds of “Taps” touches her heart. She’s never forgotten Ricardo.And Mary never remarried after her Ricardo was killed in Vietnam, the first soldier from Greeley killed in that war. Sunday, May 29 marked the 50th anniversary of his death.Sgt. Moreno
Published: June 7, 2016
It’s all about the dogs – working Border Collies that is – June 15-19 in Meeker, Colo. 140 of North America’s cattledogs will gather to match themselves against Meeker’s tough, independent cattle as they compete for the national title. This trial represents the culmination of a year’s worth of qualifying trials as these dogs and their handlers travel from 31
Published: June 3, 2016
Brian Schiller, Vice President of Flood and Peterson in Greeley, Colo. was recognized at the Nationwide® National Farm Sales Conference held in Scottsdale, Ariz., as one of the company’s leading writers of farm insurance. Flood and Peterson has been honored with this award five times since 2009.“We’re proud to acknowledge agencies who have made the commitment to specialize in farm
Published: June 3, 2016
The 2nd annual Last Wish for Life Barrel Race will be June 11 at 8 a.m. in Torrington, Wyo.Recipients of Last Wish for Life Barrel Race proceeds are individuals who are submitted by hospitals, clinics, individuals or any other person or entity wishing to help spread a little joy during a period of suffering.Last year, $10,000 was raised and this
Published: June 3, 2016
Stripe rust has significantly increased in all wheat growing areas in Nebraska, and it is recommended that wheat be treated with a fungicide.If the incidence or severity is less than 50 percent, spraying a fungicide will significantly reduce yield loss due to rust. For wheat that is fully headed or flowering, apply a triazole fungicide. If wheat is not headed
Published: June 3, 2016
Landowners concerned about the ramifications of the controversial Clean Water Act heard good news this week when the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled wetland determinations can be challenged in court.According to the Supreme Court ruling May 31, the Clean Water Act regulates pollution discharge into any water deemed a “water of the United States,” or any navigable waterway and its
Published: June 3, 2016
With spring breeding season in full swing, producers may be thinking about how to maximize their herds.One key factor is making sure the herd sire or sires are up to the task. Nora Schrag, veterinarian in Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, said a bull breeding soundness exam conducted by a veterinarian can be a valuable tool for producers.A
Published: June 3, 2016
Sam Simonson loves his rodeo. The Mullen, Neb. man has been to a lot of rodeos in his day, from the Cheyenne Frontier Days to the National Western Stock Show, to the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.But the one closest to home is his favorite. Simonson has been to the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte
Published: June 3, 2016
Besides being a great-granddaughter of the former President, Laura Eisenhower is a professional clairvoyant and spiritual healer who reads Tarot cards and gives astrology readings for a living. In an interview with Fox News, Laura said that vegetarians are more apt to see UFO’s than meat-eaters because, “We are multidimensional beings and based on our frequency, perceptions and our vibratory
Published: June 3, 2016
A few weeks ago, one of my oldest and dearest friends, ol’ Albie Kirkey from New Mexico, came for his annual spring fishing week in the Flint Hills with me.He and I, and another old mutual friend, Claude Hopper, from Pratt, Kan., fished on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Then Claude went home and wuz replaced by Albie’s son, Quirkie Kirkey, and
Published: June 3, 2016
Do you have one of those? You know, one of those horses that rears and scares you? Well, pilgrim, tell ya what ya do. You sell him before he hurts you or someone you love. I have had only one horse that reared and fell over with me. Fortunately, I was able to pull him off to the side. He
Published: June 3, 2016
The transition into summer comes with an increase in barbecues, picnics and long summer evenings.But the rise in temperatures and outdoor activities also brings a rise in mosquitoes.The pesky pest for people can also be problematic for cattle, as the irritation from a bite will throw off cattle’s behavior.There might be a solution, but it’s not one the scientific community
Published: June 3, 2016
We knew the Ford Raptor for 2017 was coming with a 10-speed. Now we know the mainstream best selling F150 for 2017 will also have the Ford built 10-speed and increased power with 30 pound-feet more torque. This comes from two injectors per cylinder and port injection in the intake. Sounds like all the power and extra injectors would suck
Published: June 3, 2016
Young people are walking across commencement stages, from the high schools to colleges, and in the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, eight cowboys and cowgirls finished their high school careers at the top of their classes.Morgan Eggleston of Arnold, Neb.; Hannah Harwager of Stapleton, Neb.; Jada Jensen of Bingham, Neb.; J.W. Schroder of Taylor, Neb.; and Cade Svoboda of Ord,
Published: June 3, 2016
It’s the merry month of May — tra la la — and pretty soon Bullarama will appear at the local fairgrounds here in Big Timber, Mont. At the event, intrepid cowpokes and snot-snorting resentful bulls will square off — well, not exactly “square” — more like, hold-your-breath-somebody’s-bound-to-get-hurt off.It’s an annual event that draws a big-ish crowd, including early tourist travelers
Published: June 3, 2016
Summer is just around the corner, and that means South Dakota residents will soon see a swarm of motorcycles and campers driving west along I-90. While the buzz of tourist season has its ups and downs, the economic driver can’t be ignored, and many ranchers are adding agritourism as another “crop” to their operations.Whether that’s adding power hook-ups for camping
Published: June 3, 2016
Shortly after marrying a British cavalry officer, Dorothy Brooke stepped into her new life in Cairo, Egypt and was stunned by what she saw. It was October 1930. Abandoned or sold after their service in WWI, thousands of horses and mules had crowded into the city, working under horrible conditions. When she saw first one up close, she wrote, “I
Published: June 3, 2016
The Weld County office of Colorado State University Extension announced Amy Lentz the new horticulture/agriculture extension agent. This position is designed to develop opportunities for education for homeowners, small acreage owners and farmers in the county, according to a news release.Lentz also will coordinate the Weld County Colorado Master Gardener program, which has about 50 participants in the area. The
Published: June 1, 2016
After competing for 10 years, most 4-H kids don’t cry when they sell their market animals at the county fair.Or maybe, they’re just good at hiding it.Molly Cooksey, 18, of Roggen, Colo., knows the days are numbered before she’ll present 2-year-old Abe at the Weld County Fair to — hopefully — be sold. But it will still be hard to
Published: June 1, 2016
Every spring, farmers and ranchers intentionally burn their fields to jumpstart the natural process of renewal. But those fires can be dangerous. That’s why researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people and the environment.On a warm spring morning, a big burn crew dressed in yellow and green flame-resistant clothing got ready
Published: June 1, 2016
Rachel King graduated high school on May 20, but she didn’t spend the night before filled with butterflies about moving her tassel from right to left. She slept on a cot by the stall of her bay filly, Copper.While her classmates wore caps and gowns, she was wearing a cowboy hat and boots. Missing her graduation ceremony came with a
Published: June 1, 2016
Look around the Wild West Arena in North Platte and chances are, you’ll see something that has been built by Larry Piester.The Whitman, Neb., man was the recipient of the 2015 Trail Boss Award, given to a volunteer with the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte who exemplifies volunteerism, going above and beyond the call of duty to support the
Published: June 1, 2016
Freddy was two hours late. He was supposed to furnish Elroy a horse. Elroy and I sat in the shade while the others had gone on ahead. We waited for Freddy. Elroy was nervous. He hoped the horse would be gentle.Finally Freddy came strollin’ up.“Where ya been?” Elroy asked.“I been tryin’ to catch yer horse!” he said.“Wait a minute,” Elroy
Published: June 1, 2016
Rodeo is a sport that the whole family and community can enjoy. Black Hills Roundup Committee members and other volunteers will host a special rodeo they think will be fun for everyone involved, on Saturday, June 18.The free event, named the Special Needs Rodeo, will be at the Black Hills Roundup rodeo grounds during the same weekend as the High
Published: May 27, 2016
The Times, as the feller says, they are a-changin’. What with all the social media stuff, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email, Skype and others one stumbles across, there’s no end of opportunity to speak about whatever might be sticking in one’s craw.In Out West ranch country, however, folks mostly talk slower and not necessarily the same English as is spoken in
Published: May 27, 2016
One of my favorite ways to encourage my kids is to tell them stories about how people in the past overcame challenges and succeeded. Right now, they have been needing to hear lots of stories about how their relatives endured (and survived) schools and teachers that they didn’t like. Stories are powerful motivators and I have been collecting a lot
Published: May 27, 2016
Most of us have had the experience of a friend or neighbor dying, and we have wondered what to do. The common first reaction is to cook food — comfort food — and trot it over to the family.A drawback to that is that the refrigerator will hold only so much. After it is full, the family has a dilemma
Published: May 27, 2016
Tamarisk, or salt cedar, is an ornamental tree that is also a phreatophyte. The roots on tamarisk trees can go down 30 feet in the soil looking for water. This tree brings up various salts and nutrients through its deep roots. These salts are then stored in the leaf tissue. Each winter when the leaves are shed, these salts are
Published: May 27, 2016
Judging horses and livestock is a common practice amongst agriculture youth.Determining the best horse, calf, sheep or goat can help youth decide what animals to show as 4-H or FFA projects. If they grow up to become ranchers, or even just buy a few horses, they will have a good understanding of how to pick the best animals. During the
Published: May 27, 2016
I love feeding animals. No, I’m no talking about absentee feeding where you pay way too much for a load of hard-doing 8-weight chronic steers, send them to a feedyard, get feed bills and death slips every month, and sell them on the rail for less than you paid for them to begin with. I tried that already and the
Published: May 27, 2016
Gentle readers, as some of you know I like to listen to a radio program on Sat. mornings called “In The Bunkhouse” with Red Steagall. Red is from Texas and one of the best know singers and poets of what cowboys are all about. On his program he usually tries to have some old cowboy from one of the larger
Published: May 27, 2016
Our local newspaper, the Leader News, runs a weekly column about the history of Chase County. It’s very interesting and I seldom miss reading it.In a recent issue, the history column mentioned one of the great early ranches in the county was constructed of more than 20 miles of stone fences.Folks, I’ve build a couple of short stone fences for
Published: May 27, 2016
She never had the chance to live the rodeo or western lifestyle.But now she’s living it through her volunteerism.Grace Woodward was born in Geneva, Neb., and when she was six years old, her dad passed away.She and her mom and brother and sister moved to Hastings, where Grace was part of the Rural Ranchers 4-H club. She showed sheep, goats,
Published: May 27, 2016
On a cold windy morning, Kelly Nissen feeds the cows at the Iowa State University Beef Nutrition Farm north of Ames. Far from just tossing hay, he weighs out specific rations and carefully delivers them to numbered feed bunks.“When you’re feeding, you’re always double-checking yourself to make sure it’s going in the right lot,” Nissen said. These cows munch on
Published: May 27, 2016

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