Winter supplementation program used as grazing management tool

By Manny Encinias: Ag columnist Beef producers in the Southwest are commonly challenged to balance forage supply and demand on their grazing operations. While typically not documented, a tenured manager is always aware of the grazing use patterns within and across pastures on a ranch. Regardless of the year, most managers would like to get […]

Wall Street bailout akin to water gap unfairness

by Glenda Price 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. Mostly the […]

Day Trip: Tatum Cow Pasture Golf Course

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Courtesy photoMarcia Hilburn and Allen Jones, background, look on as Ray Hilburn takes his tee shot on the second hole at Tatum’s “Cow pasture golf course.” Tatum will host the second annual Cow Pasture Golf Tournament Oct. 21. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers It’s possible to play golf among cow patties and coyotes at Tatum’s […]

Turtle race enchants children

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Darrian Davis, 2, left, and his sister, Skylar Davis, 9, both of Clovis, watch their turtles crawl around after Saturday’s turtle race at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham Three-year-old Glen Southard jumped up and down and shouted, “Go, go, go, go, go!” as he watched his turtle crawl toward […]