RSSArchive for October 21st, 2017

William Lewis Martin...September 4, 1965 - October 19, 2017

William Lewis Martin…September 4, 1965 – October 19, 2017

William Lewis Martin, the son of Frank Turner “Rowdy” Martin and Betty Ruth (Wright) Martin, was born September 4, 1965, in Alamosa, Colorado.  He entered into eternal rest on October 19, 2017, in Boise City, Oklahoma, at the age of 52 years. William is better known to most as Jack.  Jack was raised in Alamosa, […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 940,000 head as of October 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 9 percent above last month and 11 percent above the October 1, 2016 […]

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Colorado corn farmers’ 2017 grain crop expected to break state record   Although weather has caused the state’s corn to mature slowly and harvest is behind schedule, the quality of the crop looks solid — enough so that the latest USDA forecast calls for Colorado farmers to haul in 184.15 million bushels this year. That […]

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription […]

Livestock Slaughter - September 2017 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – September 2017 U.S. Highlights

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in September, up 2 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in September 2016. Beef production, at 2.22 billion pounds, was 2 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, up 3 percent from September 2016. The average […]