Ranchers have streak of bad luck

The Fort Worth Stock Show is a mecca for a lot of purebred breeders. Many, many thousands have made the trip over the years often overcoming daunting obstacles. But Galen’s journey from Illinois takes the cake! He and his cow-partner Dave loaded their prize Hereford bull in Galen’s gooseneck stock trailer (G1), being pulled with […]

Stock contractors rowdy behind scenes

Baxter Black Bennie Beutler got inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame this summer. He’s one of a good handful of stock contractors that have been so honored. Stock contractors are an odd lot. They’re not smilers. They’re always on the job … sort of a cross between a prison guard and the captain […]

Low precipitation worries ranchers

William Thompson Despite what some local residents might think, the recent snows in the Quay County area have had no appreciable effect in raising water levels, according to Pete Walden, Quay County Extension agent for New Mexico State University. “We are in a severe drought,” said Walden. “It’s been going on for five years. The […]