Researcher studies ways to help cows bear more calves

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer An animal scientist’s research is exploring ways to save dairy farmers thousands of dollars a year by helping prevent miscarriages in cows. Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor Darron L. Smith said research suggests a “significant number” of dairy cattle pregnancies — 17 percent to 20 percent — are […]

‘College Daze’ kicks off

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and getting ENMU’s Lewis Cooper rodeo arena ready for this weekend’s annual College Daze Rodeo. The first rodeo of the season began Thursday evening at Lewis Cooper Arena, and ENMU rodeo athletes […]

County fair days ahead

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The show calves are conditioned just right and the grounds have been prepared for another year — it’s Roosevelt County Fair time. “The fair’s coming together real well,” Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher said. “It’ll be a good week of fun and festivites.” Booths begin going up in […]

Police Blotter, March 30, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past two weeks. According to reports: March 15It was reported that four cows were running loose in the area of N.M. 2061, mile marker 81 at about 3:08 p.m. March 16A caller on North Houston Street stated a male was outside […]

Mother’s job one of survival

Baxter Black: PNT columnist If you find yourself drivin’ down a highway this spring, through cow country, it’s possible you’ll spot a bunch of cows walking along strung out in a line. But, you’ll notice none of their little calves are with them. If you are a cow person you already know the mamas are […]

Dairy calving business coming to Muleshoe

By Marlena Martz: PNT Correspondent Dairy farmers in the eastern New Mexico and West Texas currently rely on small calving operations, partnerships and personal efforts to keep their herds stocked. But that may soon change. Fullmer Cattle Co. of California plans to build a 75,000-head calving operation in Muleshoe that would have the company raising […]

Calf dumping causes concerns

Tony Parra Several Roosevelt County residents expressed concern at Tuesday’s county commission meeting about what they say is an increase in dead calves being left along rural roads. Roosevelt County Crimestoppers are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone illegally dumping dead calves. “We need to let them know […]

A day at the ‘playground’

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — The announcer at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals bellowed to the crowd that they were at the “world’s most dangerous playground” to start Wednesday night’s festivities. While that may or may not be true, there’s a reason Carmen Roberts showed up at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena […]