Elections, selective breeding same

Humans always have taken to heart God’s behest to “have dominion” over all the animals. They practiced artificial selection in their breeding programs in order to produce what they thought would be better animals. They kept rabbits that had long ears and cows that happened to have no horns. Sure enough, sometimes those choices showed […]

Breeding program making peanuts healthier for consumers

By Naveen Puppula: AgSense The New Mexico peanut breeding program has initiated an effort to breed for high-oleic acid Valencia peanuts, a trait that is gaining importance in the present U.S. domestic market to keep consumers “healthy.” There are two major advantages of including this trait in the breeding program. It reduces the level of […]

Water gaps comparable to economy

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Ranch people in the Southwest who happen to be in arroyo country must deal with water gaps. To keep the cattle in the correct pastures (bulls in the bull pasture after breeding season, neighbor’s bulls not visiting our cows, etc.), fences often must go across arroyos. Therein lies a problem. […]

Let’s protect our outdoors

by Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Perhaps you have never heard of Jay “Ding” Darling, who was conservationist and cartoonist. During the Depression years, Darling was among those who were influential in the founding of Ducks Unlimited. According to local chapter president John McNeil, Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to his knowledge, the country’s largest […]