MEEKER I Rio Blanco County residents are invited to learn about small-power hydropower for agriculture at a free workshop on June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Meeker Library.
RBC I The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herds for Bovine Trichomoniasis. As of Dec. 25, there is one positive trich location in Park County.
Dozens of sheep took up temporary residence on the front lawn of the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation Center in Rangely last week, according to WRBM aquatics/recreation superviser assistant Kirsten Cushman, who captured this image. No sheep herders showed up to claim the sheep, which eventually wandered back into the hills, Cushman said.
RBC I March 19 is the 40th anniversary of National Ag Day. It’s not a day that seems to get a lot of attention.
RBC I Colorado’s unique situation as a headwaters state provides the backdrop for diverse issues and concerns related to a most precious resources: water. Rural landowners in Colorado can benefit from understanding how water resources are utilized. A four-part online series will highlight water conservation practices that won’t compromise crop production or livestock health.
RBC I Compared to 2010, Colorado’s exports of agricultural products increased 23 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to $967 million, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy, grains and processed foods.
RBC I The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s office has released all hold and quarantine orders associated with the recent spread of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in the state; the disease is considered contained within Colorado and there have been no new confirmed cases since May 20, 2011.
MEEKER I Ed Coryell has served this area for 35 years as brand inspector.
MEEKER I Tom and Lisa Walsh live on a ranch four miles east of Meeker. We co-manage a purebred cattle operation; have a small cattle herd of our own, and 20 commercial cross-bred sows.