Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Bull fiasco injures officer

Baxter Black June was taking a renegade bull with a tendency to “wander” to the sale barn in Dodge City. Her son helped her load the beast in to their stock trailer. It was an authentic ranch trailer with lights that worked intermittently, gates that swung almost even, tires that didn’t match, and compressed rubber […]

Ingenuity common among cowboys

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist Cowboys are nothing if not ingenious. It takes that sort of out-of-the-box mentality to allow them to solve the myriad of problems that arise when you combine horse, cow and rope. In the northeastern Montana country, Jim and Norvell (aliases) were backtracking one fall after the gather. By noon they […]

Press Release: Champion bull rider in Clovis

Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis!!

Mechanical bull far cry from reality

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist “So, what’s the difference between riding a mechanical bull and riding a real one?” asked the boy of his dad. “You will know the difference, my son, the first time you climb over into the buckin’ chute and look down.” The mechanical bull is a carnival ride. It is not […]

Tucumcari’s bull market a sellout

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The top selling yearling at the Tucumcari Bull Test Sale was from the J-C Angus Ranch in Moriarty and was sold for $3,500, according to sale officials. Despite the downturn in the economy and the drought, 40 more bulls, a total of 122 were sold on Friday than at last year’s sale.

Showgoers aim to make bull market

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Chelle Delaney Cattle and genetic specialists have been preparing for the annual Tucumcari Bull Test Sale on Friday. The test was completed on March 9, with the 122 bulls on test averaging 4.26 pounds of gain per day over the 112-day test, said Manny Encinias, extension beef cattle specialist at the Clayton Livestock Research Center. […]

No bull about keeping superstitions

By Glenda Price They say superstition takes over when you’re facing situations you’ve got no control over — like a horse you KNOW is gonna break in two, you just don’t know when. So what you do in a case like that is give yourself an edge. When you get on that particular horse, you […]

Frazee ranked No. 1 in bull riding in nationals

Special to the QCS The Mesalands Rodeo Team finished second in the men’s team standings at the Dine College Rodeo Oct. 11-12, in Tsaile, Ariz. The Men’s team scored 500 team points to finish second at the rodeo and to hold at second in the year- end standings. The rodeo team was led by bull […]

Bull test sales up despite softer market

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The top-seller at the Tucumcari Bull Test sale on Friday was Charolais 7-1 from Grau Charolais Cattle of Grady. The bull sold for $4,000, said sale organizer Manny Encinias. The buyer was a producer from North Dakota, said Encinias, who is a beef cattle nutritionist for the New Mexico […]