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Livestock Slaughter – November 2015 – US Highlights

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2015 – US HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.03 billion pounds in November, up 7 percent from the 3.76 billion pounds produced in November 2014. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 5 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.29 million  head, up 2 […]

Heading to a Rodeo or Horse Show? Buying or Selling a Horse?

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – This time of year sends many Coloradans outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings; horseback riding is often a favorite summer activity and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a “brand” inspection if they plan on buying, selling or transporting horses.  Horse owners […]

Business of the Week – Heath & Turpin Trucking

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight Heath & Turpin Trucking Give them a call at: 719.336-3451 Heath & Turpin Trucking recently celebrated its 50th […]

Southeast Area Range & Livestock Report

Decisions, decisions, decisions…!             It can always be said about those of us in agriculture, we are the eternal optimist! I have heard it said many times by the “old timers”, “This is pretty good next year country!” The long winter nights are a good time to do a little advanced planning for your operation, play […]

Animal Disease Traceability Rule in Effect in March

CDA Responds to New Federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule Rule Effective Date:  March 11, 2013 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The US Department of Agriculture released its new Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule earlier this year.  Its main purpose is to ensure a rapid response when livestock disease events take place. “I am encouraged by […]

2012 Census of Agriculture in Spotlight this Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 – Nearly four centuries after the very first Thanksgiving feast, Americans sitting down with their families can still taste the role agriculture plays in the holiday – and the even bigger role it plays in their lives. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. farmers […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Authorizes Relief for Drought-Stricken Ranchers and Livestock Owners

BURLINGTON — Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced he signed an Executive Order to suspend permits necessary to authorize transports of large baled hay or baled livestock feed which may exceed lawful maximum height. “Large areas of Colorado have experienced devastating damage from drought. This has severely impacted the ability of Colorado […]

Prowers County Fair Market and Supreme Campion Winners 2012

Ashlynn Crossland – Int. Supreme Champion Rabbit, Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen Bart Gruenloh – Int. Reserve Supreme Champion Swine Brady Rink – Champion Market Beef, Sr. Supreme Champion Beef, Sr. Supreme Champion Swine, Received Hofmeister Award Brandon Kalma – Int. Reserve Supreme Champion Sheep Brecken Payne – Int. Reserve Supreme Champion Goat Christiana Dickson […]

Steer-Aid Clinic Teaches Youth

ROCKY FORD – Southeast Colorado youth, plus some of their parents, got a weekend education from “Stock Show University.” Youth from Cotopaxi to Holly, and Calhan to Trinidad participated in WW Feed & Supply’s Steer-Aid Clinic on June 9-10 here. Show calves filled the Arkansas Valley Fairground livestock barn, despite Saturday’s record high temperatures. Sullivan […]

Chamber Honkers Visit Ranch-Way Feeds

On January 27th, members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors paid a welcome visit to Ranch-Way Feeds located at Lamar Building Material Supply, 224 North Main in Lamar. Ranch-Way Feeds is a new retail sales division of BMS. Ranch-Way Feeds offers a full line of quality feed products […]

Lamar Hosting Ag Forum

Congressman Gardner Weekly Newsletter: Ag Forums This week, we announced a series of agricultural forums to discuss the reauthorization of the “farm bill.”  The forums will be an opportunity for me to hear from farmers, ranchers and producers in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District about what they would like to see in this year’s legislation.  The […]

CDA Posts Update on Bovine Trichomoniasis

Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd: LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr.  “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the […]

Lamar Hosting Workshop for Returning CRP to Production

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was established under Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 to control soil erosion and loss of productivity. The program has been credited with substantial reduction in wind and water erosion of marginal croplands. About 18.4 million acres of CRP contracts across the USA are expiring before 2012. […]