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. […]

Vet stresses testing for ‘trich’ in cattle

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Bovine trichomoniasis has infected some cattle in Quay County, said John C. Wenzel extension veterinarian for New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. “It’s in pretty much an issue in most counties in the the state right now … there have been some diagnosed in this area,” Wenzel said. […]

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 […]

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 […]