Feral hogs pose potential problems

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Invading feral hogs are wreaking havoc on some farm and ranch lands in Quay County. And if left unchecked, the problems spread, state wildlife experts said. “We had them uproot and damage one of our fields so bad that it looked like the Army had been out there shelling,” [...]

Cold weather bad news for cows

By Casey Peachock: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the [...]

Every Mother’s Day gift is a good one

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist It’s that time of year to thank one of the most important people in the world — mommy dearest. After all, if not for her, we wouldn’t be here in the first place. This fact, sadly, is frequently twisted and used against her by the angry teen who screams about [...]

Livestock judging comes to college

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, the only institution [...]

Meeting set to discuss animal ID

QCS Staff The New Mexico Livestock Board, in conjunction with New Mexico State University, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center for area livestock owners. The meeting is designed to let livestock owners know about the New Mexico Animal ID Project, according to Pete Walden, NMSU’s county extension agent. [...]

County fair, a way of life

Angela Peacock While some children enjoy sleeping late with no major responsibilities during their summer vacation, that’s not the case for Chase Runyan who has been to participating in annual livestock competitions at the county fair since she learned to walk. Showing and judging livestock has been a tradition in the Runyan family for at [...]

Cattle group to meet in Roy

by Bonnie Long The Northeastern New Mexico Livestock Association, Mesa Soil and Water Conservation District and the Harding County Extension Service will host a livestock seminar, potluck meal and scholarship fund drive Sunday, May 25, 2003 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Harding County Community Building in Roy. Horizons on the Triple Bottom Line [...]