City strikes deal on water delivery for feedlot

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city approved a contract to supply water to the developers of a feedyard at its City Commission meeting Thursday night. The city agreed to furnish the water at a cost of $1.86 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered, according to a contract to be signed by the city […]

Feedlot garners support, raises questions

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Plans for a feedlot in Tucumcari gained more positive comments than negative at a workshop of city commissioners on Thursday. A 3,000-head feedyard is being proposed by Tony Gable of Conchas Dam and Mark Whetten of Newkirk. The first phase of the project is to also include a small […]

05-26-2007: Letters to Editor

Feedlot causes concern I cannot believe the citizens of Tucumcari would even consider letting a feedlot that close to town. The ethanol plant is bad enough. I have lived and been around both, the smell is awful. Even on a calm day, a feedlot generates a lot of dust and it can’t be healthy. It […]

Cattle operations criticized over wastewater

By Gary Mitchell Cows have long had homes in eastern New Mexico, in pastures and feedlots. So why are environmentalists concerned about dairy farms? Wastewater. “Feedlots tend not to be generating a large volume of wastewater,” said Maura Hanning, program manager for groundwater pollution prevention for the New Mexico Environment Department. “Dairies are the big […]