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Lightning strike kills northern Colorado rancher, more than 30 cattle

Lightning strike kills northern Colorado rancher, more than 30 cattle

A truck drives through rural Jackson County, which borders Wyoming. (Kyle Spradley for KHN) A lightning strike killed a Jackson County rancher and more than 30 of his cattle Saturday afternoon as the man tossed hay from the back of a trailer, the local coroner said Sunday. Mike Morgan, 51, was feeding his herd as […]

Colorado Cattlemen's Association Media Release -A rancher's response to the Colorado River Debate

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Media Release -A rancher’s response to the Colorado River Debate

      The Heartbeat of Our Communities: A Rancher’s Response to the Colorado River Debate   As a proud fourth-generation rancher in Mesa County, I find it crucial to recognize the invaluable contributions our industry makes to support the heartbeat of our rural communities. While the debate around agriculture’s use of the Colorado River […]

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

  On March 27, the NASS released state and county profiles from the 2022 census  Some of the key conclusions are below. Farm and ranch numbers shrunk while their sizes grew.  Overall, the number of farms and ranches in Colorado decreased to 36,056 in 2022, down from 38,893 in 2017 (7.3%), while the average size […]

Despite CPW claims that "depredation has ceased", two more cattle killed by wolves

Despite CPW claims that “depredation has ceased”, two more cattle killed by wolves

A yearling and a heifer were killed in Grand County over the weekend, with evidence both died from wolf attacks, despite claims by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife official that the agency’s non-lethal efforts to stop the killing have “ceased depredation.” The heifer, a young female that has not yet calved, was on the same ranch […]

Cattle on Feed Report April 19, 2024

Cattle on Feed Report April 19, 2024

Grand County livestock growers urge Polis, wildlife officials to 'lethally' manage wolves following attacks

Grand County livestock growers urge Polis, wildlife officials to ‘lethally’ manage wolves following attacks

  This week’s wolf attacks bring the number of calves and yearlings killed by wolves in the past 16 days to six, plus an injured calf   With news that wolves have killed four more yearling cows in Grand County in less than 72 hours, an association of ranchers is pleading with Gov. Jared Polis […]