No more cases of Vesicular Stomatitis in county, state

RBC I As of Friday, all Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) affected premises have been released from quarantine in Colorado. There are currently no VS-affected premises under quarantine in the United States. The VS outbreak in the United States began in April 2015, with a total of 823 cases in eight states; of that, Colorado confirmed 441 […]

Workshop June 25 for small ag hydropower

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. Share on Facebook

Cattle owners should test herds for trichomoniasis

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. Share on Facebook

Cattle rustling an increasing problem

MEEKER I It’s that time of year again when cattle start to fill the lower meadows and truckloads of calves begin to leave the county, providing a once-a-year payday for many ranchers in the area. Share on Facebook

Exercising sheep…

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. Share on […]

Branding: Tradition hasn’t changed much

MEEKER I Spring is here, and for ranchers that means it is time to brand calves and prepare to turn them out for the summer. It is an exciting tradition that has been passed down from generations. Share on Facebook

Ag Day a tribute to farmers, ranchers

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. Share on Facebook

Winter pasture …

A herd of sheep graze on John and Tawny Halandras’ meadows for a few days before continuing their fall journey from the mountains to their high desert winter range. Share on Facebook

Free water education webinar series starts July 27

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. Share […]

Beef leads growth in Colo. exports

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.  Share on Facebook

EHV-1 outbreak update

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. Share on Facebook

Ranching Feature: Rustlers remain … so does brand inspector

MEEKER I Ed Coryell has served this area for 35 years as brand inspector. Share on Facebook