Tucumcari Bull Test sale set for Friday

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Producers from New Mexico, including Tucumcari, Texas and Oklahoma will sell 73 performance tested bulls at Friday’s 47th Annual Bull Test. Also on sale will be 59 virgin replacement heifers. The sale takes place at New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station, about three miles east of Tucumcari, beginning […]

No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had […]

It’s no bull, time to get out your hat

By John Villalba During this time of year, farmers and ranchers are getting ready to begin another cycle. Most activity is centered around babies on the ground, field preparation, and seedstock sales. Seedstock sales are commonly advertised during the spring, because it is a good time for ranchers to figure out how or where they […]

Richard Lon Bull

Richard Lon Bull Services: 2 p.m., Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa,Texas. A local memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Richard Lon Bull, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Lewisville, Texas. Mr. Bull was born in Oklahoma City on Nov. 20, 1945. He was reared […]

Sports evolved from survival skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I went to the Miles City annual Buckin’ Horse Sale. I hadn’t seen Montana so green since Noah ran aground! It takes one back to when the west was not civilized. Today, in a time when athletes and audiences are coddled, one is reminded that many modern sports have evolved […]

Sunday drive leads to canyon adventure

Lynn Moncus Thanks to Mrs. Dorothy Randals of Montoya, who mentioned happenings in the Bull Canyon, Aggie and this woman from Ima had another great adventure last Sunday when we headed in that direction. Actually, getting into the floor of that canyon took only a little over 70 years! Although our canyons were but a […]

San Jon plants 120 trees

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The village of San Jon recently received a grant for $8,000 from the New Mexico State Forestry Service to purchase trees. On Friday 120 trees were planted around the little-league baseball field and inside the community park. Robert Abercrombie of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation and Development Service helped write the […]

Buffalo make a tough tradition

By Baxter Black The lure to own something of historical significance is strong — Benjamin Franklin’s signature, an arrowhead, Dale Evans’ Chapstick. This connection to tradition is part of the popularity of raising buffalo, I think. However, putting bison on display on your farm is more complicated than parking an antique tractor in your shed. […]

Cattlemen take part in local bull sale

William Thompson Approximately 100 cattle owners, buyers and experts gathered Tuesday at the NMSU Ag Science Center just outside Tucumcari for the annual bull sale. The bulls for sale had participated in a 112 day bull test designed to find out which bulls gained the most weight with each bull given the same amount of […]

Conservation counts at TES

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By Angela Peacock New Mexico’s infamous wind was able to serve a purpose other than being just an annoyance. About 300 Tucumcari elementary children fought to keep dirt from their eyes as they gathered at the Kiva Learning Center in the heart of the Outdoor Classroom for a lesson from district conservationist Richard Bull. Bull […]