agriculture

Cattle Still Missing After Storm, Farm Bureau Starts Fund

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Ranchers and residents in southeastern Colorado have teamed up via Facebook to track down all the cattle scattered in the snowstorm that hit in recent weeks. According to various reports, people living in the southeastern portion of Colorado dealt with up to 27 inches of snow that fell between Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. 

Colorado Horse Tests Positive for Equine Infectious Anemia

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This week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian's Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) that a Weld County horse tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA). The Weld County facility is currently under a quarantine order that restricts movement of horses until further testing is completed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA).

Range Management for Ranchers

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By Donald Schoderbek, CSU Extension Range Specialist

Let's talk about stocker cattle in Colorado.

Maybe you know them as a savvy buyer of 'odds and ends' at the sale barn.  Perhaps they are a cow-calf operator who holds back some steers for extra profit.  Or, they run a crackerjack starting yard.  I'm talking about the so-called 'elusive' stocker operator.   These operations exist because of a simple fact - young cattle are risky cattle, and feedlots prefer a safer investment.  Stocker operators get those rangy steers into feedlot shape!

Challenge to Raise $2 Million for Ag Fire Victims

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Drovers, a Farm Journal Media franchise, and the Farm Journal Foundation have announced acceptance of a challenge by global philanthropist and American farmer-rancher Howard G. Buffett to raise at least $2 million to help ranching victims of the devastating wildfires that burned 1.6 million acres in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado in March. All monetary donations to the Drovers/Farm Journal Foundation Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, up to $1 million.