Ortiz wins award at Nara Visa gathering

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When someone is described as having earned so much respect and admiration through his honesty, hard work and caring of others, you know that person is Carlos Ortiz. He has lived his life by the traditions of the West, caring for the land, livestock, family and friends. Both his paternal and maternal grandparents homesteaded and […]

Grady farmer appointed to state livestock bureau

By Argen Duncan, Freedom New Mexico “I don’t think farmers are a bunch of stupid people in bib overalls,” said New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s new second vice president. “I believe they are the backbone of our nation.” Grady-area farmer and rancher Pat Woods received his appointment for the two-year term in November. He […]

Horse owners get a tax break

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board.Due to an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will have to […]

Certain livestock may face more TB testing

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By Chelle Delaney: QC Sun staff Mandatory bovine tuberculosis testing is expected to be extended to the whole state starting next week, according to the state veterinarian and officials of the New Mexico Livestock Board. New Mexico is expected to be added to a list of states that have been declared “modified accredited advanced” by […]

State calls for meeting Thursday on Bovine TB in Tucumcari

By QCS Livestock producers interested in the anticipated downgrade of the state’s TB status are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday in Tucumcari, according to a press release the New Mexico Livestock Board. A joint presentation, by the state’s Livestock Board, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and the New Mexico State Cooperative Extension […]

County residents request livestock law

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Quay County resident has requested the Quay County Commission to enact a section of the New Mexico Livestock Law 77-14-5 that prohibits livestock running at large. Christina Fleming presented a petition signed by 29 residents in the Arch Hurley Conservancy District that is required to request that the […]

Phil H. Bidegain recognized as livestock industry leader

By Carol Wilson, special to QCS (Reprinted from New Mexico Stockman , November, 2007 with permission from the publisher.) By Carol Wilson Special to the QCS The lightening dances across the night sky, tearing at the darkness with jagged fingers. As the first drops of rain begin to fall, Phillip Howard Bidegain leaves the sheltering […]

Cattle growers voice concern about potential threats to livestock

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Cattle ranchers and producers from Quay and surrounding counties voiced their concerns on Sunday night in Tucumcari about the Mexican wolf, the proliferation of feral hogs and other issues that could affect their livestock and livelihood. About 40 ranchers and those in affiliated industries met at regional meeting of […]

Junior livestock sale nets $72,550

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty-six animals brought in hefty sums for their owners at the Quay County Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday. Lisa Mitchell’s reserve grand champion steer, all 1,132 pounds, netted $3,600, more than three times its estimated packer bid. Buyers groups and individuals generously gave their support to tomorrow’s producers. In […]

Citizens question city’s annexation plan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Twenty-two residents attended a workshop on Tuesday by the City Commission to discuss annexation of properties just outside the Tucumcari’s city limits. Commissioner Jim Witcher outlined potential advantages to residents and the city. For individuals, Witcher said, there could be: • Savings in fire insurance • More voting privileges […]