Perfectly OK to go against herd

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist FFA and 4-H youngsters learn early that livestock they’re raising for the shows eat better and grow faster if they’re not alone. Two or more steers or lambs fed together compete for the feed, and everybody gains faster. When show lambs are let out of their pen to run for […]

Farm Service Agency clarifies livestock eligibility program requirements

Farm Service Agency Clarifies Livestock Eligibility Program Requirements – Emphasis on Insurance Requirements ALBUQUERQUE — Sept. 28, 2009 – Salomon Ramirez, Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New Mexico, announced earlier this month that New Mexico FSA offices statewide are now accepting applications for benefits under the provisions of the Emergency Assistance […]

Livestock sale helps offset cost of raising animals

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Madison Belcher, 9, of Portales shows her Reserve Champion rabbits during the Junior Livestock Sale at the Roosevelt County Fair on Friday. Her rabbits sold for $3,500. By Clarance Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local buyers had a chance to pick up extra heifers for their dairies or a hog for […]

Some traditions fade, others still going strong at Roosevelt County Fair

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Portales’ Carol Calderon, 38, and her 9-year-old son Gerardo pause while setting up a booth at the Home Arts Building for the annual Roosevelt County Fair. Calderon is the county extension office’s manager for the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition program. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Whatever new-fangled innovations […]

Livestock sale rakes in bucks for juniors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose Future Farmers of America student Lainey Widner guides Chrome, her 226 pound Cross hog, around the display arena Friday at the Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Fair. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You name an animal after a feeling, it’s hard to sell it off no […]

First person: Livestock auction owner appointed to livestock marketing board

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Charlie Rogers was appointed to the Livestock Marketing Association. He has been with the Clovis Livestock Auction for 22 years. By Liliana Castillo Charlie Rogers of Clovis was elected this year to a two-year term on the the Livestock Marketing Association board. Rogers has been with the Clovis Livestock […]

Clovis business owner named to livestock marketing board

CNJ staff Charles Rogers of Clovis has been elected to the Livestock Marketing Association board of directors for a two-year term, according to a news release. Rogers spent 22 years at the Clovis Livestock Auction, the last 15 as owner and general manager. Prior to coming to Clovis, Rogers was part owner of the Roswell […]

Grady farmer appointed to state livestock bureau

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pat Woods, a fourth generation farmer and rancher in the Grady area, was named the second vice president of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau in November. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “I don’t think farmers are a bunch of stupid people in bib overalls,” said New Mexico […]

Official: “Cow tax” reports unfounded

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Cows wait in the milking barn on Monday to get milked at Rajen Dairy in Curry County. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Livestock officials are concerned the federal government is considering charging fees for air-polluting animals. They contend the “cow tax” is a possible consequence of a highly technical Environmental Protection Agency report released […]

Dec. 9 — Business digest

CNJ staff De Baca family named state Farm and Livestock Bureau Family of the Year De Baca County ranchers Richard, Ellen and Amy Vaughan, have been named the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s “Family of the Year” during the organization’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, according to a bureau news release. Marking their 100th year […]