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2 years 5 months ago

Drought impact on food prices

With drought conditions stretching across most of the country, farmers and ranchers are being hit hard; some of that is likely to make its way to the grocery store prices. Donna McAfee finished a grocery shopping trip Tuesday, but she says she didn't get any produce on this trip;...

2 years 5 months ago

Drought devastating the family ranch

Cattle ranchers Harold and Jean Meinzer have been forced to deal with 10 years of the driest conditions they can imagine. "We're just trying to hang on like everybody else," Harold said. "We haven't had the ponds filled since ‘02." The Meinzer's ranch, Four Corners Ranch, sits on...

3 years 6 months ago

8 state spots test positive for cattle STD

DENVER (AP) - State agriculture officials say that as of Friday, there have been five locations in Colorado that tested positive for a disease that can cause fertility problems in cows. The venereal disease called bovine trichomoniasis can cause aborted calves. The Colorado Department of Agriculture said Tuesday there have...

4 years 5 months ago

Cattle drive heralds Ranch Rodeo

Dozens of Colorado-bred Texas Longhorn Cattle shuffled and mooed their way down Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Spring Friday. The high noon cattle drive marks the beginning of rodeo season in the Pikes Peak Region. The steers themselves are descendants of the very first cows to ever be raised in...

4 years 6 months ago

Governor candidates speak at cattle confab

Three candidates running for governor spoke at the Colorado Cattleman's Association Tuesday morning at the Pueblo Convention Center. Republicans Scott McInnis and Dan Maes and Democrat John Hickenlooper appeared to answer questioned from cattle raisers. That convention runs through Wednesday. All three plan to appear before Action 22...

4 years 6 months ago

Cattle owner found to be "unfit"

A Park County judge has declared Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, to be unfit to own livestock seized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Last week, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Animal Protection, with help from the Park County Sheriff's Office, gathered nearly 400...

4 years 11 months ago

CSU gets funding to study feedlot emissions

Colorado State University researchers have received $1.15 million in federal funds to study how much nitrogen and ammonia are emitted from cattle feedlots. Feedlots along Colorado's Front Range are believed to be a major source of nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park to the west. Biologists say the park's...

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