Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry The Portales Livestock Auction, located just west of Portales, was the subject of a May undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS alleges animal abuse involving downer cattle took place at the facility. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced […]

Humane Society targets Clovis auction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Humane Society of the United States says it videotaped two sick cows at the Clovis Livestock Auction during an investigation. Two ill cows were filmed for five hours. One “was suffering from obvious pain, flailing her legs as she expelled watery feces into the pen where other cows […]

Livestock judges fare well

Curry County agriculture extension agent Stan Jones reports a Curry County 4-H team finished fifth at two recent livestock judging competitions. The events were at Texas Tech and Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas.

Three little pigs

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jenna Kirkland, 10, said she has been raising her York show pig for four months. She and her two older brothers exhibited their pigs Saturday at the Farwell Junior Livestock Show. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The spray of skin and hair conditioner foamed over the portly hide of […]

Little pig herder

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Kolter Henderson, 3, attempts to move a pig during the Farwell Junior Livestock Show’s peewee showmanship event.

12-11-07 Business digest

Area rancher honored at Albuquerque gathering Curry County farmer and rancher Pat Woods was honored at the 90th annual meeting of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau last month in Albuquerque. Woods served for a decade as president of the Curry County Farm and Livestock Bureau and continues to serve on the organization’s board […]

(Live)stock market

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Junior Livestock Sale exhibitor Brian Blackburn shows off his grand champion steer “Uncle Ethan” to bidders Friday at the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. The steer sold for about $7,300. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chelsea Henrich, 16, mustered all her strength to control a steer more than 10 […]

Senate committee grants bovine TB detection funds

CNJ Staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., voted Thursday with the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide federal funding to continue research carried out in New Mexico to more rapidly detect livestock diseases such as bovine tuberculosis (TB), according to a news release from his office. Domenici serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee that Thursday approved […]

Tornado updates

—Mass shelter closing Disaster Relief Mass Shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church will close at 9 a.m. today. For tornado victims needing help with temporary and permanent housing, register at the Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. People who are already registered should return to the fairgrounds […]

Bovine TB found in Eddy County

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A confirmed case of bovine tuberculosis has been reported in Eddy County, according to officials from the New Mexico Livestock Board. An investigation is being conducted by the New Mexico Livestock Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to state veterinarian Dave Fly. The infected dairy cow was discovered […]

Feb. 17, 1938

A Pleasant Hill farmer announced he had electrified a fence in efforts to corral his livestock. The shock was “somewhat less than you get from the spark plug of a car,” I. L. Cone said. … Clovis Livestock Sales offered horses and mules every Wednesday, beginning at 11 a.m. … Mandell’s was having a suit […]

Cold, cold cows

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Cattle become much more susceptible to health problems in bad weather and can fall, causing injury or death. Health problems add to winter expense for dairy men and beef producers. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily […]

Livestock sale fair tradition

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Ring men Wayne Kinman of Elida, front, and Johnny Ogden of Floyd work the livestock auction crowd Friday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Andy deLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The contours of smooth-soled cowboy boots and treaded sneakers decorate the dirt. A man in a peach Oxford shirt dances across the […]

Mother’s Day options abound in Land of Enchantment

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers It’s that time of year to thank one of the most important people in the world — mommy dearest. After all, if not for her, we wouldn’t be here in the first place. This fact, sadly, is frequently twisted and used against her by the angry teen who screams about […]

4/4 Business digest

Agriculture market news director named Gary Lewis is the livestock market news director for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, according to a news release from the agency. He will oversee the cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Livestock Market News Service, and be responsible for providing livestock and grain market news data […]

3/14 Business digest

Clovis agent earns new title from Allstate Michael Reyna of Clovis has earned the Allstate personal financial representative title after passing securities license exams and completing an extensive Allstate training curriculum, according to an Allstate news release. As a personal financial representative, Reyna is able to offer variable universal life insurance, annuities and mutual funds, […]

Working dogs at Ag Expo

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Sooner, a border collie, works to get a sheep back with the rest of the herd at Raymond Reeve’s house on U.S. Highway 60/84. (File photo) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Raymond Reeves didn’t have a special fondness for dogs the first 40 or so years of his life until he was give a border […]

Livestock judging courses offered at Tucumcari college

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, […]

Auction taste of ranch business

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Clayton Montague, 14, of Clovis, smiles as he watches the bidding on his dairy heifer during the Jr. Livestock Sale Friday at the Curry County Fair. Montague’s heifer sold for $3,200. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Even though the cow she raised sometimes nibbled on her hair, Chelsea Hinrichs suffered […]

Rainy weather not fazing livestock competitors at fair

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Scott Cutright and Larry McClendo of Wright’s Amusement set up the carrousel Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rain and mud were not halting progress Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Pickups and trailers began arriving Monday morning to unload pigs, lambs and steers that […]