Livestock farming

A symbiosis in peril?

For centuries, breweries have donated or sold their spent grain, a high-protein oatmeal-looking byproduct of the brewing process, for use as livestock feed. In Durango, many breweries donate their...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet touts bipartisan successes

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet touted bipartisan success stories, in particular the recently passed Farm Bill, during a visit to Cortez. At a community meeting Wednesday at the Dolores Water Conservancy...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag expo off to a solid start

The 32nd annual Four States Agricultural Exposition jumped off to a sunny start Thursday morning, and is well prepared to handle the weekend crowd. Organized events, demonstrations and classes are...

DATE: March 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cows, pigs, sheep and family fun

The Four States Agricultural Exposition hopes to bounce back from a drop in attendance last year with a revitalized program. The Ag Expo begins Thursday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds in...

DATE: March 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Amber trays of farm grain

An innovative livestock feed opportunity has gained the attention of Southwest Colorado farmers and ranchers, saving some from quitting the business because of drought. “From seed to feed in six...

DATE: March 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

How will Farm Bill affect S.W. Colo.?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed the House-approved Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, Tuesday. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it Friday. It is a gigantic bill...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A rite of spring

It was a typical April day Monday at the McCaw Ranch along Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio, where Jerry McCaw and his wife, Lora, were nearing the end of another calving season.“It’s a busy time of...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde wants to keep livestock out of park grounds

The National Park Service is looking for public comment on ways to protect native vegetation and cultural resources from cattle and horses that trespass in the 52,000-acre preserve near...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-country encounters prompt public sheep-dog demonstration

High-country recreationists who want to avoid tense encounters with sheep guard dogs – as has occurred in past summers – can pick up some pointers before flocks return to the mountains next...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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