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.
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.
MEEKER — Growing your own food will be the topic of a presentation March 21. The program, titled “Soil, Seeds and Seasons: Gardening on the Western Slope,” will be presented by Brook Le Van of Carbondale, who is director of Sustainable Settings. Seating is limited for the event, which will
MEEKER — John Stulp, commissioner of agriculture, visited Barone Middle School Feb. 20.
MEEKER — Alden and Anita Brownlee have been a part of agriculture in northeastern Colorado since 1975. Throughout the years, Alden drove trucks during sugar beet harvest, worked cattle during calving season and ran cattle on his pasture.