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4 years 2 months ago

Tainted cows sent to Colorado for slaughter

The federal government says that three cows sent to Colorado from Washington state tested positive for unsafe drug residue. Rhody Dairy in Washington state is facing federal food safety charges for administering antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs to cows in unapproved dosages without prescriptions. That dairy allegedly sent tainted...

4 years 8 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 9 months ago

Colorado exports go around the world

Colorado's agricultural producers continue to expand their products into global markets. The Colorado Department of Agriculture reports ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010. "Colorado's first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million. It's great to see such a strong start to the year," said Commissioner...

4 years 10 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

More than 100 cows perish in Park County

The Park County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating why more than 100 cows have perished on grazing land outside of Hartsel. Investigators say dead cows have been found over thousands of acres of land owned and leased out for grazing by the U.S. Forest Service. Undersheriff Monte Gore says...

4 years 11 months ago

Authorities investigate rancher after 24 cows die

Authorities are investigating a Park County rancher after animal control officers found two dozen of his cows dead on grazing land. No one has been arrested and the Park County Sheriff's Office says investigators will decide Monday whether animal neglect charges are warranted. Park County Animal Control spokeswoman Bobbi Priestly...

5 years 6 months ago

Dairy farmers hitting tough times

You may have noticed you're paying a lot less than you're used to for milk. These days it may save you a few bucks, but it's an unfortunate sign of the times for Southern Colorado's dairy farmers. Will McConnell has owned the Rainbow Park Dairy farm in Florence for the...

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