12th annual Ag Expo begins in Portales

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The 12th Annual Ag Expo is right around the corner and people from around the United States will showcase this country’s agriculture at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Monday through Wednesday. The festivities for the Ag Expo range from quilting and cooking to tractor shows and dairy cattle. “It draws people [...]

Cattle Markets 2/6

Clovis Livestock Auction for Wednesday February 4, 2004 Receipts: 1800 Last week: 1794 Last Year: 2595 Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 500 lbs 1.00-2.00 lower; feeder steers over 500 lbs 4.00-5.00 lower; feeder heifers 4.00-5.00 lower; slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 lower; Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls 2.00 higher. Trade moderate; demand moderate. Bulk supply [...]

Junior livestock shows herd toward area

By Michelle Seeber This week will start a string of junior livestock shows, beginning with Bailey County on Thursday and concluding with Curry and Quay counties in August, county extension agents recently said. In between will be shows for Parmer and Roosevelt counties. The Bailey County Junior Livestock Show will start at 10 a.m. Thursday [...]

Youngsters ready animals for Curry County Fair

By Gary Mitchell Mike Burns says the two steers his son plans to show at this year’s Curry County Fair eat better than he does. Kevin Burns, a17-year-old Texico High School senior, regulates their diet to add bulk without getting them overweight, keeps a “cooler house” for them to rest during the heat of the [...]