Livestock farming

Milk from one of Colorado’s largest dairies may not be truly organic

The High Plains dairy complex reflects the new scale of the U.S. organic industry: it is big. Stretching across miles of pastures and feedlots north of Greeley, Colorado, the complex is home to...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Montezuma County dog shot after killing neighbor’s goats

A white husky killed three goats and left three others so injured they had to be put down before the owner of the goats was forced to kill the dog last week in Montezuma County. The dogs owner,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores rancher Al Heaton named Stockman of the Year

A former director of the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association received the Stockman of the Year award at the group’s annual banquet Saturday night. Al Heaton, of Dolores, is known as a man...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association prepares for annual banquet

The annual meeting of Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association kicks off Saturday at the Cortez Elks Lodge with a morning session that includes reports from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and county and...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado agriculture plummets

Statewide income from farms and ranches is projected to fall to $444 million in 2016 from about $1.3 billion in 2015. It’s a level that Colorado agriculture hasn’t seen since 1986, according to a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow arrives, and two llamas remain missing above Vallecito Reservoir

Now that snow has arrived in the high country, the search for two missing llamas in the Weminuche Wilderness, northwest of Durango, has turned into a waiting game. “We just have to keep hoping...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

For brand inspector Chad Moore, horseback beats an office chair any day

In a county pasture awash in late fall sunlight and surrounded by the distant La Plata Mountains, Chad Moore ambles on horseback through a herd of slow-moving cattle. With the herd owner, Shane...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: A mustang of a different color

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Llamas fending for themselves in high country

Two llamas remained on the lam Thursday, four days after their two handlers were rescued by helicopter from the Weminuche Wilderness northeast of Vallecito Reservoir. Dawson and Chai should be fine...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Entrepreneur develops cattle health-tracking system

An Australian entrepreneur, now based in Durango, wants to change the way cattle herds are managed with health-tracking technology. David Poussard’s company CattleFit was one of five local...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fair holds to time-proven recipe

The 2016 La Plata County Fair, “Stocks, Bonds & Futures,” will officially open Wednesday, following pre-fair events that started during the weekend. Events include 4-H livestock displays and...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four States Ag Expo goes back to ‘American Roots’

“American Roots” is the theme of the upcoming Four States Agricultural Expo on March 17-19 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Every year, the event grows, and this year is no different, said...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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