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DEPARTMENTS 10 President’s Message 12 To The Point by Caren Cowan

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NMCGA Missions Accomplished New Mexico CowBelles Jingle Jangle News Update New Mexico Federal Lands Council News by Frank DuBois

40 New Mexico Livestock Board Update 43 Aggie Notes by Kert Young, NMSU Extension Brush & Weed Specialist

46 Riding Herd by Lee Pitts

48 New Mexico’s Old Times & Old Timers by Don Bullis

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Market Place Seedstock Guide Real Estate Guide On the Edge of Common Sense by Baxter Black

62 BEEF: It’s What’s For Dinner Recipe 66 Collectors Corner by Jim Olson

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FEATURES 16 Mike Corn, Sheepman of the Year by Carol Wilson

33 Animal Disease Traceability Update 34 Greens Fight Grazing Rights Renewed After Trump Pardon by Scott Streater, E & E News

41 US House Bill Would Help Fund PFAS Removal by Courtney Columbus, E & E News

42 Nebraska Senator Introduces Livestock Haulers Bill by Susan Kelly, meatingplace.com

60 Analysis: Methane Emission Intensity Declines in Top Shale Basin 64 The Evolving Wildlands Project by Judy Keeler

65 Sheep for Profit School July 10-13, 2019 70 Rural Council: It’s About Control by Henry Lamb

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Tom Sidwell NMCGA President

Friends and Neighbors,

Tom Sidwell President Quay Randell Major President-Elect Magdalena Loren Patterson, Vice President at Large Corona Dustin Johnson NW Vice President Farmington Blair Clavel NE Vice President Roy Jeff Bilberry SE Vice President Elida Ty Bays SW Vice President Silver City Shacey Sullivan Secretary/Treasurer Albuquerque Pat Boone Past President Elida Jose Varela Lopez Past President La Cieneguilla


e attended the Leadership New Mexico awards dinner on May 10 where Linda Davis received the Distinguished Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership and dedication to New Mexico agriculture and ranching. As usual, Linda was gracious and beautiful when accepting the award. Congratulations Linda! The Northeastern New Mexico Livestock Association held their annual meeting in Roy last month and was well attended. The guest speaker was Don Shiefelbein, Minnesota, who spoke about their large diversified farming and livestock operation. It was interesting to hear about his father, “Big Frank” who is truly a visionary, tell each of his nine sons that they needed to leave the farm for at least four years and when they returned, to bring a plan to expand the operation, in other words expand the pie and not split up the pie. The operation now supports nine sons and their wives, 32 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, each of them contributing to the expansion of the operation. In early May, I gave a presentation at the New Mexico Indian Livestock Days on range/ drought management and how we manage our ranch. It was well-received and Governor Herrera of the Pueblo of Laguna has asked that I give the same presentation to the Tribal Leadership, Environment and Natural Resources staff, and members of their cattle associations. I look forward to this and working with the Pueblo of Laguna leadership. The New Mexico Agriculture Ambassador Program is a four week program for influencers of New Mexico policy to educate and familiarize them about the economic impact, natural resource management, opportunities, and challenges of agriculture in New Mexico and how policies impact agriculture. The Ag Ambassador graduation will be June 28 and we need to have NMCGA members to help with the event and get to know, visit with, and build relationships with the graduates. This will pay dividends in the long run. I hope everyone has a safe July 4th. This is a time for family, picnics, rodeos, and parades. But we should never forget that this is the anniversary of our country’s independence. The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, fortunes, and honor in support of the Declaration. They would roll over in their collective graves if they could see the present “long train of abuses and usurpations” of our highly politicized governments and how they have “erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance”. We have a do-nothing Congress who would rather play political games than represent the people; in essence we have taxation without representation(and that may not be a bad thing; every day without legislation is another day of liberty). We were in McLean, Texas, the other day and it was so green it would hurt your eyes. Water standing everywhere and, of course, everyone keeping an eye out for tornadoes. Pray for rain, green grass, and fat calves.

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TO THE POINT by Caren Cowan, Executive Director, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association

In our dreams ...


ccording to Michael Bastasch, Energy Editor for the Daily Caller, the Interior Department will publicly list attorneys’ fees paid out, often to environmental activist groups, for legal settlements, says a recent memo from Principal Deputy Solicitor Daniel Jorjani. Jorjani’s memo states the Interior Department will develop a web page within 30 days to publicly list details of legal settlements and cases, which the agency says is a big step in bringing sunshine to a non-transparent practice that the public is largely unaware is happening. The memo in response to a 2018 order from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt while he served as former Secretary Ryan Zinke’s number two. Environmental groups


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have been particularly successful using “citizen suits” to sue the federal government into taking an action, then getting taxpayers to pay their attorneys’ fees. A 2016 Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found federal agencies paid out $49 million for 512 citizen suits filed under three major environmental laws during the Obama administration. There’s also the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), which was enacted in 1980 to help people, small businesses and groups recoup the costs of defending their rights in court. Groups can get EAJA attorneys’ fees awarded by suing under environmental laws. The EAJA caps what agencies can pay out for attorneys’ fees at roughly $200 per hour, and the law stipulates payments should only go to individuals or groups with a net worth under $7 million. The Interior Department is a frequent target of environmental litigation. Groups often sue under the ESA to get the agency to, for example, consider listing a species. When litigation ends, environmentalists can get their attorneys’ fees paid at taxpayer expense whether or not they win. The group Earthjustice, for example, raked in more than $2.3 million from tax-

payers suing the Interior Department under the ESA, TheDCNF found in 2016. Earthjustice is also financially well-endowed — the group’s net assets totaled $68 million in 2015. Another group, the Center for Biological Diversity, has sued the Trump administration alone more than 100 times, including to stop the building of a southern border wall. The center has also won attorneys’ fees from the Interior Department despite having $19 million in net assets as of 2016. Often “citizen suits” result in federal agencies, like the Interior Department, taking more regulatory actions favored by environmental activists. Critics say such lawsuits allow activists to profit off pushing their agenda in the courts. “EAJA was never intended to be used to make a profit from suing the federal government, but only as an attorneys’ fees reimbursement for small businesses and individuals who have to sue the federal government to protect their rights,” the Interior official said. This is an issue that the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMGCA) has worked on for years. The Association greatly appreciates this step by the Department of the Interior.

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Council, 1209 Mountain Road Place NE, As we have mentioned, a voluntary Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87110. The prosecond dollar for the Beef Council was posed rules are also posted on the NMBC passed in the 2019 Legislature and signed website, NMBeef.com under the Rancher/ by the Governor. There will be a rule-mak- Dairy Farmer Tab, State Assessment. To ing process. To that end, the following request that a copy of the proposed rules notice has been posted on the State Register: be sent to you by mail or e-mail, please NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the New contact StateAssessment@NMBeef.com or Mexico Beef Council will hold a public 1-505/841-9407. rulemaking hearing on June 27, 2019. The A public hearing will be held at 3:00 p.m. hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the State at the State Bar of New Mexico (5121 MastBar of New Mexico (5121 Masthead St. NE,- head St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109) in the Classroom. The purpose of the rulemaking Keleher Classroom. Any person who is or hearing is to consider a rule to reestablish may be affected by this proposed rule may the New Mexico Beef Council’s State Assess- appear and testify. Interested persons may ment (Council A ssessment). The submit written comments to NMBC at 1209 administrative record will be utilized by the Mountain Road Place NE, Suite C, AlbuquerCouncil in adopting a final rule. que, NM 87110 or StateAssessment@ PURPOSE: The purpose of this pro- NMBeef.com. Written comments must be posed rule is to provide regulations for received no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 26, collection, refund and opt out of the New 2019. Please note that any written comMexico Beef Council State Assessment as ments received will become part of the defined in Section 77-2A-7.1 NMSA 1978. rulemaking record. If submitting written The proposed rule will be added to the New comments by email, please indicate in the Mexico Administrative Code as: 21.35.7 subject line the number and section of each NMAC – NM Beef Council State Assessment rule(s) for which you are providing com(Council Assessment) Collection Procedures. ments. Oral comments will also be accepted Details for Obtaining a Copy, Public at the rule hearing, subject to time limitaHearing and Comments: The proposed tions. Legal authority for this rulemaking rules are available at New Mexico Beef can be found in Section 28-10-2 NMSA 1978.

Any person with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing should contact 1-505/841-9407 or email StateAssessment@NMBeef.com at least ten (10) business days prior to the hearing. The NMCGA will be preparing draft comments. Watch your email or come to the Mid-Year Meeting in Ruidoso June 9 through 11!

Thanks to NMCGA’s latest Premier Sponsor! The NMCGA is proud to announce that the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) has signed on as a Premier Sponsor of the NMCGA and its programs. It becomes increasingly clear that natural resource users are to rise or fall as a group. It is well known that from time to time agriculture and oil and gas don’t see eye to eye on some issues. Over the past few years both NMCGA and NMOGA have worked together to address those issues and look forward to ever better relationships.

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border communities coping with an influx of asylum-seeking migrants (illegal immigrants) are on the agenda as the governor of New Mexico travels to Washington to meet with federal officials, according to a Las Cruces Sun Times story by Isabella Solis with contributions from Diana Alba Soular published in late May. The two-day visit to the nation’s capital by Lujan Grisham was include a meeting with acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, said Tripp Stelnicki, a spokesman for the governor. Lujan Grisham will advocate for federal reimbursements to communities as they provide humanitarian relief to migrant (illegal immigrant) families. Lujan also announced that New Mexico will offer grants to reimburse local government agencies that provide humanitarian aid. State lawmakers recently set aside $2.5 million for border security. The governor’s office declined to specify how much money is available. “It is our duty as a state, in the absence of a comprehensive shift in strategy and personnel deployment on the part of the federal government, to accommodate and facilitate the needs of both these asylum seekers and the local communities where


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they are being released,” Lujan Grisham said in a letter to Republican state lawmakers, who have criticized her approach to immigration pressures. Democrat-led cities including Las Cruces and Albuquerque have embraced humanitarian relief efforts, while the Sierra County Commission approved a resolution recently that opposes the relocation of migrants within county boundaries, citing the area’s own impoverished circumstances and the potential for migrants to get stranded in towns that don’t have bus, rail or commercial flight service. Stelnicki said Lujan Grisham also wants to discuss with U.S. officials the withdrawal of the U.S. Border Patrol from interior checkpoints in southern New Mexico. The closures have riled residents, prompting an emergency declaration by Otero County commissioners urging the state to intervene. Communities in the south of the state are “taking on a lot of the cost of a federal problem, stepping into the breach,” Stelnicki said. Lujan Grisham previously challenged President Trump’s description of a security crisis on the border as she withdrew all but a dozen national guardsmen who continue to address humanitarian needs in a remote

corridor along the border. Las Cruces, where more than 6,000 migrants have been dropped off by Border Patrol since April 12, has approved $575,000 in spending on aid for migrants from a hospital trust account. The city and faith-based groups are providing temporary shelter, clothing, food and sanitary supplies to asylum seekers, who typically stay for one or two nights before departing to join family and other sponsors throughout the U.S. As Las Cruces struggles to keep up, migrants have been dropped in the smaller community of Deming and bused — in one instance — to Denver. A dozen Republican legislators have urged Lujan Grisham to reverse course and deploy more National Guard troops to the border. The governor says troops are a costly, inappropriate option. A meeting with U.S. Health & Human Services officials was being sought regarding resources for medical attention for migrants (illegal immigrants). These actions of Governor to obtain federal assistance are welcomed by rural New Mexicans who are suffering from the humanitarian crisis on both sides of the border.    

We’re Proud to Call You Friend

Sheepman of the Year


A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.

From left: Mike Corn, Craig Buford, Primo Walker, Greg LaMantia, Rodney Casey and Bailey Peyton. Friendship is the cement that holds the world together. JUNE 2019


MIKE CORN 2018 Sheepman of the Year by Carol Wilson


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ike Corn was digging through the junk pile of a ranch when he found a set of old wooden stockracks. He knew the racks, which looked like they had never been used, would f it his vintage pickup. The beautifully restored pickup and the newly refurbished racks are just two of the antiques which are still working for their intended purpose and are greatly valued by Roswell sheepman Mike Corn. Roswell Wool’s warehouse is full of other antiques . . . a blackboard which once was used to record New York grease wool futures . . . an old coke machine which still keeps sodas cold . . . burlap bags into which at one time every New Mexico sheepman packed his wool for market. Mike touches a traveling trophy from the Denver Stock Show and noted that each of the names on the trophy were New Mexico wool growers . . . a tribute to the quality of the clip that was always the finest in the nation. Though he preserves and honors what was good in the past, Mike paradoxically is most excited about the future of the sheep industry. He is known as one of the biggest optimists in the business. His leadership and vision transformed Roswell Wool from

one of three New Mexico wool warehouses marketing local wool to the biggest wool brokerage in the nation, handling wool from all the western states. This happened in a time period when New Mexico sheep numbers declined dramatically. Small wonder that the New Mexico Wool Growers’ Association honored Mike, who


Mike & Jennifer Corn

honors the sheep’s contribution to the past and looks forward to a sheepman’s future, as their Sheepman of the Year in 2018. He grew up in the sheep industry, he has become the biggest wool broker in the United States, he brings domestic and international buyers to bid on wool, and he has proven that innovative husbandry can

Mike and Jennifer Corn

You’ve Come a Long Way Son! Your photo was on the New Mexico Stockman cover once before, back in 1961 when you, your father and your grandfather were there. Fast forward to today, after serving as the president of the American Sheep Industry Association...you have indeed come a long way I’m proud of you Mike. You were born into the sheep industry, you’ve spent your life in that industry and you believe in that industry. And anyone who knows you, knows you are unstoppable if you believe in something; you’ve always been that way. I’m so proud of you son for all your accomplishments, your hard work and your leadership ability. I just couldn’t be more proud! Your mom, Ina Corn Miller

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International, L.L.C. Darrell & Teresa Keese

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Buying and selling all types of grease wool and specializing in scoured wool for over 30 years.

Young Michael W. Corn, his father Bronson M. Corn and his grandfather, Jess W. Corn were featured on the cover of the Stockman in 1961.

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enable a man to both stay in the sheep business and thrive.

Of sheep and wool The two framed bumper stickers in Mike’s office at Roswell Wool tell the story. Honestly and concisely, they proclaim, “Women worth watching wear wool” and “Real men don’t wear polyester.” The colorful ball caps that encircle the room from near ceiling level (gifts from movers and shakers in the wool and lamb industry, friends and customers and competitors) and the other art and artifacts displayed around the office elaborate on the same theme. Early photos, circa 1908, show wooden wagons piled high with wool, being pulled through Roswell’s dirt streets by teams of horses. The shepherd’s crook made in Scotland, with a hand-carved handle made from the horn of a Shetland sheep, shares the wall with artwork showing 150 years of sheep industry in California, and Mike’s Roswell Wool is a part of the art. Corn family history is detailed and displayed, along with many photos of both Mike’s ancestors and his children and

Thank You


...for your dedication & sacrifice on behalf of the livestock industry! Bill & Debbie Sauble CIRCLE DOT RANCH

Thank You

Mike Corn

Sheepman of the Year ... for your unselfish and uncompromising efforts for the betterment of the livestock industry.

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grandchildren. Each artifact and knickknack, each photo and framed piece of correspondence, has a story behind it, and the story portrays a man who is passionate about agriculture, an innovative change agent, and an eternal optimist. Mike, who served as president of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) from 2017 to 2019, literally grew up in the sheep business, and he fights for the industry passionately in the firm belief that one day, sheep will once again rule the range. He advocates for the industry, employs innovative husbandry techniques, fights for markets and prices through Roswell Wool, and helps others get established in the business.

Mike with grandson, Garrett, at age 5.

MIKE CORN We appreciate your lifelong involvement and commitment to our livestock community at state and national levels. Bob & Jane Frost San Jon, New Mexico




For your solid leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of all of us in the livestock industry. Bert & Debbie Ancell

The crop that never fails The Corn family arrived in the territory of New Mexico in the mid-1870s in the person of Martin V. Corn, Mike’s great-grandfather and a former Confederate soldier. Martin farmed, ranched, and raised 21 children, most of whom were boys. As the years passed, there were so many Corns in southeastern New Mexico that the Corns referred to themselves as “A crop that never fails.” In the early days of the last century, the Corn family farmed and ranched on over 800 sections of land around Roswell. Mike and his brothers, Hub and David, all still raise sheep on the land which their father, Bronson, and grandfather, Jess, put together over the past 70 years. When Jess died, Bronson faced massive estate taxes. He didn’t want the same to happen to his sons, so he set up a trust which allowed each of his three sons to inherit a ranch and a farm, along with accompanying debts, when they turned 21. “It was up to us to sink or swim,” Mike remembers. “He gave us the reins and let us make our own decisions. It is better to have to pay for something when you start out, because you learn how to

Our Best to You Sheepman of the Year

MIKE CORN We’re proud of your accomplishments!

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Sheepman of the Year Thank you for your great work as an industry leader.

make good decisions.”

A woman worth keeping Mike completed the Ranch Management program at Texas Christian University and spent a year at New Mexico State University before going home to his ranch on Pine Lodge Road, 20 miles out of Roswell, and getting to work, He stopped by the Diamond A one day on business and a friend tried to introduce him to Jennifer Wilson, newly arrived in New Mexico. Jennifer’s main job was dealing with genetics, medicines and blood tests to keep baby calves alive, but the day Mike stopped by, looking dapper in his town clothes, Jennifer had been artificially inseminating some cows. When she heard her name being called, she decided she didn’t want to meet that nice looking man while she was covered in recycled feedstuff, so she hid in her locker and closed the doors firmly behind her. Mike didn’t meet his future bride that day, but later saw the young beauty in Buddy’s Bar, with a flock of eligible young men circling her table. But this time, Mike not only got Jennifer’s attention, but got a date. When Mike planned to be away to attend his younger brother’s graduation from TCU, Jennifer volunteered to check waters on the ranch. At first light, she was on the ranch roads. “I was going too fast on a newly-graded dirt road and rolled Mike’s brand new truck,” Jennifer recalls. “I mean I totaled it. I was so upset, and when he got home, I told Mike that I would totally understand if he never wanted to talk to me again.” Mike’s reaction changed both of their lives. “She was getting up at 5:00 a.m. to get out here and check waters and look after livestock–then she had to get back to her own job,” he remembers. “I decided right then that if she thought enough of me and of my ranch to take care of things like that, then I’d better marry that gal.”

A half-full cup Mike and Jennifer will celebrate their 36-year wedding anniversary this summer. After more than three decades together, Jennifer still appreciates Mike’s optimistic outlook. “Every photo ever taken of Mike, there is a smile on his face,” she noted. “Even through the lean years, Mike’s attitude

Mike and Jennifer and their sheep.

was always optimistic. When 300 goats were killed in a flood, Mike would say that we had learned from it and we would be okay. I really respect a man with that type of attitude.” Jennifer continued, “There were times we couldn’t put anything but potatoes and

beans on the table, I went back to work, and we’ve both been blessed by good jobs, but it was always a team effort to get things done.” Mike and Jennifer raised their family on the ranch located on Pine Lodge Road. Their son Bronson and his wife Barbara, live



We couldn’t be more proud of you and your example to all those around you. We are blessed to be your family. What a legacy you are adding to the Corn family name! — BIG Congrats from Corn Brothers Clan! —

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near Roswell with their children Garrett and Madison; Jessica and her husband, Craig, live in Canadian, Texas, with their children Connor, Creed and Courtney; and Jenny lives with her son, Tripp, in Roswell. “When we were raising our family, Mike was focused on keeping everything together for the next generation,” Jennifer noted. “Now we are trying to build things.” With an eye to future estate planning, Mike and Jennifer bought a ranch which had been sold out of the Corn family years ago. Bronson and Barbara now live on that ranch, which is just 10 minutes from the Pine Lodge Ranch. Bronson manages a LLC, Legacy Land and Livestock, which allows Bronson, Jessica and Jennifer to lease-pur-



Yocom -McColl Individual Fiber Diameter Measurement

Congratulations from the TCU Ranch Management Program to

Mike Corn Class of 1978 on being named Sheepman of the Year! Thank you for your tireless commitment to the industry!


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chase the ranch. “It allows them to get started,” Mike noted. “And the best part is that they are young, and will learn to manage by paying for something, just as I did.”

A band of sheepmen In the 20th century, the New Mexico sheep industry was a tightly woven group of individuals whose families have forged generational friendships through the decades. Mike had known fellow sheepmen Mark and Mike Marley, Mike Casabonne, and Punk Cooper since childhood. Their grandfathers and in some cases, great-grandfathers had been friends, and they worked hard, had many commonly

held values, and were always ready to lend a hand to a friend/neighbor. The sheep industry was small but mighty in the state. They were innovative, and supported each other and the industry with a passion. Mike and his fellow sheepmen established the Enchantment Lamb Coop for feeding lambs and cattle to market. Many New Mexico sheep producers bought into the co-op, which allowed them to band together to market a volume of fed lambs which could attract the attention of major markets. “It was a good statewide effort to try and keep the sheep industry in New Mexico,” noted Punk Cooper. Sheepmen were known for taking care of their flocks, and taking care of each other. “We were in the middle of shearing when my Dad died,” remembers Mark Marley. “Mike and his brothers came and took care of the shearing, just got it done for us. That was a special gift they gave my family, but it is just the way they are. Helpful.” When Mike became more involved in the sheep and wool industry nationally, he was once again in the midst of people who shared many commonly held values and truly valued friends and neighbors. “If you are lucky enough to have Mike as a friend, you hold him in the highest regard,” noted Burton Pfliger, past president of ASI. “Mike is a consummate gentleman and family man, a businessman of the highest integrity, and a passionate leader.”

Wool’s biggest advocate One of Mike’s biggest challenges came in 1994 with the rumor that Kim Hibbard was going to sell the Wool Warehouse in Roswell. The Wool Warehouse was one of three wool warehouses in the state, the other two being Artesia Wool Co-Op and Roswell Wool and Mohair. Mike and his brothers, Hub and David, along with Mike and Mark Marley, their father, Bob, and Dale Rogers, made an offer on the business, and it was accepted. In 1997 they bought Roswell Wool and Mohair, and re-named the business Roswell Wool. At that time, Mike took over management. He now owns 50 percent of Roswell Wool and Mike and Mark Marley own the other half. Mike didn’t intend that Roswell Wool would be a year-round job. “I figured I would be able to sell our New Mexico wools for a good price and go back to the ranch, but then things started changing,” he remembers. At that time, sheep numbers began to decline nationwide, due in part to the loss of the wool incentive program, payments

Mike working sheep

Burlap bags to nylon bales When Mike and his partners bought Roswell Wool, most New Mexico wool pro-

Congratulations Sweetheart!

I am so proud of you. This world needs more people like you! You are a person who and is grounded, has passion for his beliefs, tries is well educated in the Agriculture Indus in. which you work — Mrs. Jennifer Corn

Dad, I am so incredibly proud of you, for striving and reaching the goals that you have only set for yourself and your success. I can le examp an of good as set can I that hope for Tripp, as you have set for me. We sure do love you, Pop! Love, — Jenny Dru and Tripp

Congratulations Dad!

tely For all the years of hard work, you defini d! deserve this awar — Bronson

Dad, I can’t tell you how proud and

excited I am for you to have been given this award. I have always admired the hard work and dedication you have shown to the and sheep and wool industries! Your integrity ntly. consta for strive I hing somet passion is Congratulations! — Jessica

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to sheep producers based on quality of their wool. Roswell Wool had traditionally sold only New Mexico wool, which was known to be the finest clip in the nation. As New Mexico sheep numbers declined, Mike worked hard to expand his customer base and attract international buyers as well as buyers from domestic woolen mills. He made tough decisions and changes which weren’t always popular. But the hard decisions paid off, as Roswell Wool now handles wool from all over the western United States and is one of the largest wool warehouses by volume in the entire nation. Roswell Wool sells 25 to 30 percent of the finewool produced in the United States. They recently purchased a second facility in Bakersfield, California, allowing them easier access to the export market. “Mike managed to take a diminishing opportunity environment and make it grow and increase,” marveled Punk Cooper, a fellow sheep man. “He was the driving force to make Roswell Wool a national warehouse, and that is a very big deal.”

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ducers were still putting their wool into burlap bags, tromping them by foot and hauling them to the warehouse in semitrucks. The American Sheep Industry advocated baling wool into nylon bales and core testing the wool, but change didn’t come easy. Some sheepmen, Mike Casabonne, Pete Gnatkowski and Myrnie Cauhape, were willing to adapt to changing industry standards to be competitive, but they were few and far between. Mike sent out a letter telling all producers that he wasn’t going to sell any more wool from burlap bags, and all the wool had to be hydraulically packed into nylon bales. Mike offered use of his baler to all of his customers. “You would have thought I lit the world on fire,” Mike remembers. “Several threatened to take their wool elsewhere, but I don’t recall any of them actually leaving.” All bags were cored and samples sent to a lab which tested them for the staple length, yield, breakage, and fiber weakness. Mike noted, “Producers could now haul their entire clip in the back of a gooseneck trailer. Buyers knew exactly what they were getting. When producers


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A rare sight... Mike shearing sheep.

I know and respect Mike.

His lobbying efforts in Washington are well known. New Mexico is proud to have you represent us. Thanks for your sacrifice, Mike ~ Senator Pat Woods ~

saw the change was so beneficial to them, a lot of them wondered why it took them so long to change.” Mike insisted on testing every lot, and giving the test results to the buyers. The quality wools brought more money, and after a year or two, the producers were thanking Mike for insisting on testing. “He offered the growers of New Mexico a competitive place to sell the wool on the world market,” noted Mike Casabonne, past president of New Mexico Wool Growers. “If it hadn’t been for Mike being part of the effort of modernizing how we put up our wool, and if he hadn’t gone out of state to bring in other wool to market, we wouldn’t have a market. He has done a great service to the industry by offering a competitive market.” Even cowmen from neighboring states applaud. “He has been awfully innovative with Roswell Wool,” stated Watson Langford, who knows Mike through Hereford cattle connections and has respected him all his life. “To take an industry that was on the decline and increase business and prices is nothing short of extremely



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Telling the ASI story Mike took the time to serve industry organizations, even while running a ranch, a farm, and Roswell Wool. “It is a sacrifice and it takes a lot of time, but it is worth it,” he said, “As time goes on and people get busier, there are fewer and fewer people to volunteer and serve for the benefit of the industry.” Mike is past president of the New Mexico Wool Growers and the Chaves County Farm and LIvestock Bureau, the New Mexico Hereford Association, and the Chaves County Soil and Water Conservation District. He is also an active member and serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association and the American Sheep Industry Association.



When an optimist gets involved in an organization, he believes he can make a difference in the organization, so Mike was a founding member and later a chairman of the ASI’s Let’s Grow committee, which works to build interest in the sheep business and increase domestic sheep numbers. “This program is a great way to find positive ways to make better the industry that we all love…” noted Mike. “In a changing world market, our committee is to help lead us to the future.” Mike felt that if there was a silver bullet for the sheep industry, the Let’s Grow initiative would be it. And he wanted to be part of the effort of saving the sheep industry. Let’s Grow funded some of the most successful programs that ASI ever funded, “I am proud of what we have done,” Mike

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The Mike Corn Family (l to r) Tripp and Jennifer Corn; Craig, Conner, Courtney, Jessica and Creed Cowden; Jennifer and Mike; and Barbara, Madison, Garrett and Bronson Corn.

noted. “And I still believe in it, so much that even as an ex officio on the executive board, I am again chairman of the Let’s Grow committee.

As Mike worked with the national sheep industry, he saw some places he could improve, and decided to become more involved nationally. He was elected secre-

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Mike Corn Sheepman of the Year

You’re a great inspiration to the next generation! CATTLE COMPANY MONTOYA, NEW MEXICO • SINCE 1902

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Mike Corn Thank you for your exemplary leadership, Mike!


Sheepman of the Year We appreciate your many contributions to the sheep industry.

Russell & Debra, Leonard Ranch

Sheepman of the Year

Mike Corn We’re Happy For You and Your Family. You Make Us ThankBoone you for PatProud. & Cindy your many outstanding contributions to the American Sheep Industry!

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tary-treasurer of ASI on the first ballot. He then served two years as vice president before he was elected as ASI president in 2017. ASI represents over 88,000 sheep producers across the country, and serving as president was an honor, according to Mike. “He is one of the more passionate and sincere people I’ve ever worked with in the sheep industry,” noted Susan Shultz, who served on the ASI officer team. “He is engaged 100 percent of the time. And when he accepted the leadership role, he accepted it with a vision that he was going to make it his primary purpose to network with people through the US. He attended a sheep and wool festival in Maryland, and he came to Ohio, for example, to learn about the sheep industry here. Along the way he always wanted to learn about production systems and what producers’ concerns were. He did a fantastic job relating to the whole industry. He was a wool man, but whether it was wool or lamb, he was always willing to listen.” “Mike loves New Mexico,” Susan continued, “And he loves his family, but from day one he traveled and met producers from all


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over the United States, always representing American lamb and wool. He took that charge very seriously.” In the last year, Mike and Jennifer traveled all over the United States, then to Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia, promoting and advocating for American lamb and wool. When you are involved in this way, someone has to be at home, taking care of business. Both Mike and Jennifer are proud of the way their son Bronson has stepped up to fill in the gaps. “ B ro ns o n has d o n e am a z in g ,” related Jennifer. “So have you,” responded Mike. “Both Bronson and Jennifer gave the strong support to make it possible for me to take on this responsibility.” Bronson, for his part, noted that “If he hadn’t given me the opportunities he has, I wouldn’t be where I am to help.” Bronson continued, “We fought for the first 20 years of my life, but now my Dad is my best friend.”

What is a lamb? Don’t let tales of Mike’s genial nature or natural optimism make you think he is just

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a turnover. He makes decisions for the good of the producer, and doesn’t care who doesn’t like the decision as long as it is positive for the producers. When he first became president, Mike didn’t like the packers’ influence on ASI, and he took action. “I kicked them off of my council’s committees,” he noted. “They don’t think like producers, or have the producer’s best interests in heart. I’ve had some confrontations, but I’m not one to back down, because I don’t agree that I have to agree with the packing industry.” Mark Marley, Mike’s partner/cousin/ neighbor, concurs. “He can be as stubborn as a mule, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. When he believes in something, he wants to see it through.” For example, sheep ranchers say that a lamb is a lamb until it is a year old, then it becomes mutton. The packing industry, conversely, likes to take a fall-weaned lamb, put it on a maintenance ration which allows it to grow but doesn’t get it fat, then take the lamb off of hay in February, puts it in a feedlot for 60-100 days, and then sell the over-age, over-fat yearling as a lamb. “When

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MIKE CORN We extend our thanks to you for your many accomplishments on behalf of the sheep industry. Joan, David, Marc, Tammy, Cole & Clay Kincaid

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a consumer buys a old, fat cut from a yearling and thinks they are getting lamb, it turns them off,” noted Mike. “I say, kill lambs when they are ready. Don’t try to sell mutton as lamb.”

Our Best to You

Sheepman of the Year Thanks for your great work and personal sacrifice on behalf of the livestock industry!

Congratulations Mike!

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Australia. “The fact that there is a quota on to jaw about the problems. Instead, he is Australian beef coming into this country, actively searching out answers. “Tradition but not on Australian lamb, drives me crazy,” is the largest predator in the sheep indushe explained. “I am not asking for protec- try,” he claims. “People guess that it would tion, I am asking for fair trade. It is be coyotes, or bobcats, wolves or eagles. discouraging to talk to Secretary Sonny But it is tradition.” Perdue but not be able to get any traction Mike has seen 90 percent of his fellow because of prior trade agreements.” New Mexico sheep producers leave the The catfish and shrimp industries are sheep business. Sadly, most of them went suffering unfair agreements along with the out of business without trying something sheep industry, according to Mike. “Over 50 new to save their livelihood. But Mike percent of the catfish eaten in this country wasn’t willing to accept the death of an is imported,” he noted. “And 90 percent of industry on his own ranch. the shrimp consumed in the US is imported. So he and Jennifer went looking for Right now, more than 60 percent of the answers. Their predator loss was huge, so lamb we have for consumption is imported they bought guard dogs for the sheep. lamb. That is hard to take. Our lamb con- Their losses were diminished, but were still sumption is going up, but we can’t benefit too high. Mike researched guard dogs and from that because every time the price goes found more durable breeds that could up, the Australians just flood the market travel over rocks and across cactus and still with more lamb.” do their jobs. But their losses were Jennifer has been a witness to Mike’s still too high. fight for fair trade. “He has spent six years So they hired a herder and concentrated studying this problem, and he has let Wash- their sheep and dogs. Instead of having ington know that this isn’t good for us. I 1,000 sheep spread over 10 pastures with don’t know if policy will change, but when 10 dogs, they have 10 dogs and a herder Mike feels passionate about something, he guarding 800 ewes on 300 acres. “I haven’t will follow through.” had one death loss in the last three years,” “Mike has been and will continue to be a Mike noted. “Not one. If I told other producgreat advocate for the sheep industry,” Jen- ers to hire herders, they would say I was nifer noted. “Mike has taught our children dreaming, but it has worked. Sure, it costs that once you start something, you don’t money to pay a herder, but it cost money quit. You may have to adjust things or to lose ewes and lambs to predators.” approach a problem a little differently, but “He believes in the future of the sheep if you have a problem, you have to find a industry,” stated Susan Shultz. “He is a wonsolution.” derful human being, and he works for what Mike’s fellow sheepman, Mike Casab- he believes.” onne, agreed. “The countless hours Mike has represented the sheep industry as an A golden fleece officer at the national level and finally as When Mike and his partners purchased president of ASI has done great things for the California Wool Co-op, they figured that the sheep industry,” Mike confirmed. “He they might lose a few customers. The Calihas given a lot of time and effort for the fornian wool industry was not pleased benefit of everyone in the sheep industry.” when they lost their marketing co-op. But they decided to give Roswell Wool a try. Tradition, the largest predator Mike worked hard to prove that they were If something isn’t working, either for a bringing in the best prices for the wool clips. producer or for an industry, Mike isn’t one They brought in more buyers and gained more visibility for the wool, and the producers are now getting half again the money they used to receive. With such strong economic returns, the California growers grew to appreciate the support Roswell Wool gave their industry. When they celebrated the 150th anniversary of the California Wool Growers, they commissioned a pencil drawing commemorating the last 150 years of the industry. Mike was stunned and pleased when Roswell Wool was The 4th through 6th generations of Corns ranching included in the drawing. In August of in Chavez County. (l to r) Bronson, Garrett and Mike. last year, the California Wool Growers

presented Mike with their highest honor, the Golden Fleece Award. “It was quite an honor and nice to see and know that the producers of California appreciate what I andRoswell Wool has done over the years,” Mike noted.

Nurturing a business Jennifer once asked Mike if he would have chosen the sheep business if he hadn’t been born to a sheep raising family. His response, “I am glad that wasn’t the situation. As difficult as the sheep industry is, I don’t know that I would have.” Jennifer explained, “The sheep industry is so volatile. Wool prices might tank, or weather may kill all the ewes, or predators eat your lamb crop. I came from a cattle background, and I think cattle are more durable. Sheep have to be loved to kept alive, you have to nurture them just like

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children. When I married Mike and observed how he treated the sheep, I realized how much work it took to be a sheep man, and I was surprised that he was the 4th generation to be a sheep rancher. The sheer amount of work that it takes to do a good job with animal husbandry on sheep is so much more than cattle.” But then, Mike is used to a lot of work. “If there is a task that needs to be done, he wants to do it,” Mark Marley noted. “Mike cares about people, he wishes well for people and he wants them to succeed. And he was raised to work hard. All those Corn boys were.” When someone wants to get into the sheep business, they often turn to Mike. He has helped countless families by selling them old ewes and giving support and advice as needed. “One family has three boys, and wanted the young boys to have a project that wasn’t too overwhelming, physically,” noted Jennifer. “Mike helped them into the business. They started with 200 ewes. I don’t know how many they have now, but the boys have become really good sheepmen.” Gene Walker met Mike when both were new to to TCU’s Ranch Management Program. They became roommates and friends, and even partnered on goats for

several years. “Mike has honor and integrity,” Gene stated. “When he tells you something, you can stand on it. We wrote stuff down so we wouldn’t forget, but in all the business we conducted, we never signed stuff or consulted a lawyer. We just agreed and did things.”

A ranch sign that went viral Though Mike has traveled the world for the sheep industry, he probably hasn’t gotten as much exposure as a simple sign he erected on his ranch. The sign, erected along the Pine Lodge road, reads simply, “I lived through Obama, you will live through Trump.” Traffic along the road often stops and backs up, and does a u-turn so the inhabitants of the car (or truck) can take their photo with the sign. A posting of the sign on Facebook got a couple of hundred thousand shares, and branding crews and families drive out just to take their photo with Mike’s sign. Mike’s optimism concerning the current administration’s trade policies is high. He

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has bought the sign many times, gifting it to like-minded men and women who wish they had one of their own to display. And he believes that the nation’s trade policy will change. When trade policies become more fair and agriculture again turns to sheep, Mike will realize his dream of sheep once again ruling the range. And this complicated, simple, traditional,change-agent sheepman, who knows the wool business as few others do, and has traveled the world promoting sheep and wool, can see the results of his hard work and tenacity. Leon Langford is another of Mike’s friends he has known for many years. “It is good he is being honored,” Leon noted. Leon spoke for many others when he stated, “He deserves the honor. Mike is really neat guy, he is an all around man. He is a good family man, strong in political circles, in the livestock industry he is just a good all around neighbor and friend. He is an asset to the community.” “I consider every sacrifice worthwhile,” Mike noted.. “But now that I am an ex-officer of ASI, I look forward to spending more time on the ranch with my family, and

MIKE CORN Our Sheepman of the Year Marjorie Lantana Producer-Lantana Ranch & NM Beef Council Member

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Since 1985

Our Best to You Mike Corn! Thank you for your commitment and great work on behalf of the livestock industry. Milford & Mamie Denetclaw Denetclaw Beefmasters

Mike Corn You’re the best of the best!

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MIKE CORN Sheepman of the Year

You’ve Made New Mexico Proud!

dancing with my wife.” Mike and Jennifer can dance into the sunset, knowing that Mike’s work for the sheep industry has helped to ensure a

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future for the industry, a future in which sheep and wool will be valued and not thrown onto the junk pile of history.     

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Sheepman of the Year! First Family to be awarded this prestigious award for three generations. Demonstrates your commitment to the industry!

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One of Mike’s favorite things, dancing with his beautiful bride.

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SHEEPMAN OF THE YEAR You’ve made a name for yourself and along the way, you’ve done some amazing things for your community and the livestock industry. We’re pretty darn proud of you, our friend.

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eems to me that spring has flown and summer is upon us. Anyway that’s how it is here in Tor C. We had some May rain which allowed a bit of green to come. It is so nice to see and the cows are so happy. Casey Spradley and I participated in an episode of Issues and Answers with Diane Kinderwatter about New Mexico CowBelles (NMBC). Casey did a great job of explaining what NMCB is about and what it is we do. I on the other hand, was very nervous and didn’t come off as confident in my answers. While watching the interview on TV, I realized I really should have answered several questions much better than I did. So I’m going to address this issue one more time: Why we as an organization have not changed our name from CowBelles to Cattlewomen. Several years ago, a vote was taken and CowBelles remained the winner. It is so very important that we be united in our efforts to advocate for our industry through beef promotion, beef education, litigation, and the preservation of our way of life. Our industry is under attack from several different angles. There are so many issues that we need to address and we have to be united if we expect a good result from our efforts. So it is my feeling, that whether you prefer to be called a CowBelle or cattlewoman, we are one in the same. I am proud to be the President of the New Mexico CowBelles. I will continue to advocate for our industry and hope that you all will as well. Until next month, may God Bless you all! Respectfully submitted by Nancy Phelps, President     

Chamiza CowBelles met on May 2 with Vice President Sherry Ibarra presiding. Minutes and the treasurer’s report were accepted as presented. A letter from Open Arms Pregnancy Center read thanking individuals who donated through their baby bottle campaign. The recent Ag Day event was reviewed and comments will be shared with the event coordinator. Nancy will


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contact the Man of the Year in hopes he will be willing and able to attend the mid-year meeting, as with the current Beef Ambassadors and Pat Nowlin scholarship recipients so that members can associate faces with the winners. Crystal Diamond reviewed the agenda for the upcoming WALC conference and announced any attendees from Sierra County may take their registration receipt to Sierra Soil and Water after the conference for a reimbursement. Thank you Sierra Soil and Water! Silent auction items are needed for both the WALC and the mid-year meeting. Chamiza CowBelles decided to donate brand throws to both events, as well as a donation of four door prizes to the mid-year meeting. Nancy will put together the door prizes and deliver. The CowBelles were surprised with a bouquet of carnations from the Episcopal Church’s food pantry. Members at each meeting donate their own money to the food pantry and are generous donors; the church has come to depend on this supply of protein. Nancy and Casey Spradley were on TV in a program called “Issues and Answers” to promote the CowBelle organization. Way to go, gals! Beef raffle tickets are now available and will be at the June meeting. Reminder to put non-perishable food items near mailboxes

on May 11. Postal workers will pick up the items for the local food banks. The Open Arms Pregnancy Center’s annual Potato Bar takes place on Saturday at the Civic Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Susan encouraged all to see “Unplanned” at the local theater’. Nancy won the door prize of free lunch. Meeting adjourned. Submitted by Cathy Pierce Powderhorn Cattlewomen met at the Prayer Garden Restaurant in Ft. Sumner for the May meeting. Nine members were present. Sandy Mckenna opened the meeting with invocation, pledge and creed. Secretary and treasurers reports were given and accepted. Under old business, completed plans for Old Fort Days BBQ were announced. Members signed up to work and bring desserts for the June 8 lunch, which will consist of a full BBQ plate in the school cafeteria. All members are encouraged to contact Beverly or Karen to sign up! Sandy also reminded group of the June 20th commitment to help with the Southwest District 4-H meeting to be held in Ft. Sumner. Aspen Achen, De Baca Cty Extension office is in charge. Under new business, Aspen asked if group could help with Elementary Ag Day, May 14, with a booth pertaining to brands, the importance and need of them. The group agreed to do this. The Vaughan Ranch Auction is June 1 and the Cattlewomen were contacted to provide the concession stand for the event. The group agreed to do so, with beef and green chile burritos, chips and drink as the menu. The group voted to send Arturo Ramirez, senior at Ft. Sumner to the NMYRMC in June. The Cattlewomen are excited to be participating in all these events promoting beef in all aspects. Joan Key, Secretary Mesilla Valley CowBelles met May 8 with nine members present. Guest speaker: Grady Hodnett spoke to the group about the upcoming Ranch Camp he is attending June 9-13, 2019. He is one of 27 selected to attend this camp. Two other individuals from Dona Ana County will also be attending. This camp covers all aspects of ranch management operations. Attendees are placed on teams, learning & working together, and will present their Ranch Plan at the end of the camp. The group invited attendees from Dona Ana County back to their July meeting to present to the group, informing what they learned and how they liked the camp. LCPS Calendar Art Contest Judging: Leonor Lara is the new coordinator for LCPS. Judging will be Tuesday, May 14,

2019 at 9:30am. Theme is Farm to Table – how Agriculture used every day. Age group K-4. Janet, Mary and Beverly can attend. Notification of winners/prizes will be delivered to students by May 24, last day of school. Traci will be at career day in T or C and will not be able to attend. Fundraiser Ideas: Fita emailed information about Brand throws. Gretchen will check on costs, set up fees, etc., and report to the group at the next meeting. Mary is looking into holding Bingo night at VFW. Dalene will inquire about Donkey Basketball. Bank Account: May need to move bank account, due to fees being charged. Janet will pursue alternatives. Mid-year meeting is June 7, 2019 (NMCB Board Meeting at 8:00 a.m., General Meeting at 10:00 a.m.), at Ruidoso Convention Center, Ruidoso, NM. Registration information included in latest edition of NMCB Wrangler. Registration fee is $20, send to Stephanie Avent, NMCB Treasurer, or email at cowboywifebudget@gmail.com to reserve and pay at the door. See latest edition of NM Stockman for complete details. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m. Submitted by Gretchen Lindsay At the April 25th meeting the Rio Grande CowBelles, welcomed back Treasurer Amanda Gentile, along with her husband C.J. and brand new daughter, Kinsley. This was also member LaVeta Martin’s birthday and President Maggie Rich brought home baked goodies for all. Chairman Linda Ritter handed out draft copies of the cookbook to date and noted that the committee had revised the size of the cookbook plus extended deadlines for recipe submittals and ad solicitations. The original goal of having the cookbook ready for “Beef for Father’s Day” event would add pressure and the group wanted this project to be fun, not a source of stress. The “Beef for Father’s Day” event is on course and its committee chair, Rebecca Moeller, announced that the City of Socorro would be a limited event sponsor, having granted $500 of Lodgers Tax Funds. In other business, RGCB members Linda Ritter, Bethany Rosales, Amanda Gentile and Maggie Rich were contacted by Extension Agent John Allen to participate in the upcoming Socorro County Ag Day event. The May 16th meeting of the Rio Grande CowBelles chapter would be held at the Socorro County Fairgrounds in another attempt at a group photo, wearing RGCB logo t-shirts. The Rio Grande CowBelles would like to thank other NM CowBelle members for their recent help in several matters, among them Janet Witte,

Nancy Phelps and Stephanie Avent. Report by RGCB member, Rebecca Moeller. Cc: Magdelyn Rich

June 9 – 11. The scholarship committee will decide how the scholarship winners will be presented at the graduation ceremonies for Roy and Mosquero graduating seniors. PurThe regular meeting of the Pinon Cow- chase of new aprons for members was Belles was called to order by President discussed. Members suggested looking for Courtney Mitchell on April 23 with seven a style with pockets in the front. The menu members present. Courtney led the Pledge for the fair dinner was briefly discussed and of Allegiance. Minutes from the previous options but no final decisions made at this meeting were approved as presented. time. The group still needs to purchase Tootie reported that the scholarship three more roasters and Esther is going to account had been closed at Wells Fargo and check on prices for these. There being no a new one will be opened at the local bank. further business, Phyllis made motion to Members Tootie Clavel, Sandy Ray, Phyllis adjourn, seconded by Darlene at 5:35 p.m. Ivey, Melissa Shaw Gonzalez and Barbara R e s p e c t f u l l y su b m i t te d , B a r b a ra Shaw reported on the booth at the Health Shaw, Secretary Fair. They had beef snacks to hand out which were a big hit. They also raffled off a New Mexico CowBelles thank you to all Beef license plate, handed out beef educa- who have submitted their news to Jingle tional materials and recipes, and displayed Jangle. Please send minutes and/or newsthe by-product banner. Final plans were letters to Jingle Jangle, Janet Witte, 1860 made for the enchilada dinner for county Foxboro Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88007 or email: meeting on April 24. Plans were made for janetwitte@msn.com by the 15th of each the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day drawings. month.      There will be a beef gift certificate for two for both events to be used at either café in Roy or Mosquero. Courtney will get the boxes ready and get them out in the communities. Members were reminded of the summer conference to be held in Ruidoso





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he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates it will take 50 years to recover the jaguar. In the U.S., Fish and Wildlife Service says there’s only one male jaguar although seven have been reported at various times since 1996. In Mexico, there are an estimated 4,100 jaguars of which 1,800 are located in the Yucatan Peninsula, 550 in the North Pacific in Sinaloa and Sonora states, 420 in the Central Pacific states, 670 in the South Pacific states and 620 in the northeastern-central part of the country. Because 95 percent of the jaguar’s widespread terrain is in Mexico, the agency wrote in its plan that Mexico would then play the largest role in contributing to the recovery. Marit Alanen is a biologist who worked on the plan. “It makes sense to focus on Mexico because they do have so much more habitat and jaguars than we do in the United States,” she said. The plan calls for one habitat area from western Mexico into Arizona and New Mexico. A second from eastern Mexico all the way to Argentina. Environmental groups criticized the plan saying there’s only two portions of the U.S.-Mexico border acknowledged in the plan where the jaguar could cross into the United States. “The chances that it’s going to end up in one of the two areas that the Fish and Wildlife Service says will be left open for jaguars is not particularly high chance,” said Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s Alanen: “They are in these very rugged cross border mountain ranges that currently do not have any sort of physical barrier within them.” Whether that changes as the U-S continues building border fences is not yet known. The most recent border fence plans call for construction in New Mexico, Texas and western Arizona. EDITOR’S NOTE: About 4,100 jaguar are estimated to live in Mexico, not in the United States and Mexico.     


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Animal Disease Traceability Update

the cattle industry. In early 2010, USDA announced a new approach for responding to and controlling animal diseases, referred to as the ADT framework. Key principles of the 2010 framework include:

Last Modified: May 9, 2019


nimal disease traceability or knowing where diseased and at-risk animals are, where they’ve been, and when is important to ensuring a rapid response when animal disease events take place. Although animal disease traceability does not prevent disease, an efficient and accurate traceability system reduces the number of animals and response time involved in a disease investigation; which, in turn, reduces the economic impact on owners and affected communities. The current approach to traceability in the United States is the result of significant discussion and compromise. Federal policy regarding traceability has been amended several times over the past decade based on stakeholder feedback, particularly from


Interstate animal movement.


Administration by the States and Tribal Nations to increase flexibility.


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Transparency through the full Federal rulemaking process.

USDA published a proposed rule, “Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate,” on August 11, 2011, and the final rule on January 9, 2013. Under the final rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate must be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (ICVI) or other documentation. Covered livestock include cattle and bison, horses and other equine species, poultry, sheep and goats, swine, and captive cervids. The requirements do not apply to livestock moving:


Entirely within Tribal land, that straddles a State line and where the Tribe has a separate traceability system from the States where their land is located.


To a custom slaughter facility in accordance with Federal and State regulations for meat preparation.

Beef cattle under 18 months of age, unless they are moved interstate for shows, exhibitions, rodeos, or recreational events, are exempt from the official identification requirement in this rule. Specific traceability requirements for this group will be addressed in separate rulemaking, allowing APHIS to work closely with industry to ensure the effective implementation of the identification requirements. If you would like more information on the Animal Disease Traceability Program, please email us at traceability@aphis.usda. gov. Additionally, you are encouraged to contact your State AnimalHealth Official for more information pertaining to your State’s traceability activities and requirements.     

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Greens Fight Grazing Rights Renewed After Trump Pardon

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Europe Sticks a Knife Into Vegan Meat

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he European Union is trying to put vegetables back in their box. The trading bloc’s agriculture committee wants to ban vegan food products from using terms such as burger and sausage on their labels. The logic is that consumers expect their burgers to be made of pork or beef and will be duped by plantbased pretenders. More likely the region’s livestock industry smells danger. Meat-alternative products made by companies like Beyond Meat BYND +5.40 percent and Impossible Foods appeal to a growing number of consumers that want to cut down on meat. A

high-profile report from the EAT-Lancet Commission warned that red-meat consumption needs to halve by 2050 to avoid serious health and environmental problems. Whether or not consumers are fooled, vegan brands have found success in giving a meaty flavor to their marketing. Beyond Meat even puts its products in the meat aisles. It’s a smart way to preach to the unconverted and encourage so-called flexitarians to toss a veggie burger into their basket instead of a beef one. The EU is being selective though. It hasn’t made a fuss over other food descriptions that aren’t strictly accurate, such as Christmas mince pies or coconut milk. Plantbased meat may be an oxymoron, but it’s safe to say consumers can tell the difference.     

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SDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced in late April several enhancements to insurance programs that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. These program improvements to the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) and Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) programs take effect July 1, 2019. “These changes to livestock and dairy programs strengthen risk management options and provide peace of mind in times of unpredictable market fluctuations,” said RMA Administrator Martin Barbre.

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program. Prior to the revised legislation, the Federal Crop Insurance Act limited the amount of funds available to support livestock plans of insurance offered by RMA to $20 million per fiscal year.

Livestock Risk Protection LRP protects livestock producers from the impact of declining market prices. RMA offers LRP insurance plans for fed cattle, feeder cattle and swine. Beef producers electing the LRP insurance plan for fed cattle may choose from a variety of coverage levels and insurance periods that correspond with the time the market-weight cattle would normally be sold. Likewise, the LRP plan for feeder cattle allows beef producers to choose from a variety of coverage levels and insurance periods that match the time feeder cattle would normally be marketed (ownership may be retained). LRP insurance for swine gives pork producers the opportunity to choose from a variety of coverage levels and insurance periods that match the time hogs would normally be marketed. LRP improvements include: ЇЇ Expanded LRP coverage for swine, fed and feeder cattle to all states;

Increased LRP subsidy from the current 13 percent for all coverage levels to a range from 20 percent to 35 percent based on the coverage level selected; ЇЇ Updated the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading requirements to allow for more insurance endorsement lengths to be offered for producers to purchase; ЇЇ Increased per head and annual head limits - fed cattle and feeder cattle: 3,000 head per endorsement and 6,000 head annually; swine: 20,000 per endorsement and 75,000 annually; and ЇЇ Modified the Price Adjustment Factor for Predominately Dairy cattle to 50 percent for both weight ranges, which allows dairy cattle to reflect market prices more accurately. RMA has also enhanced risk management options for dairy producers. ЇЇ

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commodities and the amount of covered milk production elected by the dairy producer. The covered milk production is indexed to the state or region where the dairy producer is located. Improvements for the 2020 crop year: ЇЇ Modified the minimum declared butterfat from 3.50 to 3.25 pounds, making the range 3.25-5 pounds, and the minimum declared protein range is expanded from 3.00 to 2.75 to 2.75-4 pounds, affording greater coverage flexibilities for dairy producers; ЇЇ Removed the declared butterfat test to declared protein test ratio to simplify the process for dairy producers; and ЇЇ Adjusted the coverage levels removal of the 70 and 75 percent coverage levels. Additionally, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 allows producers to enroll in LGM-Dairy or DRP and simultaneously participate in Dairy Margin Coverage, a program administered by the Farm Service Agency. For more info/answers to frequently asked questions on livestock and dairy risk management options, visit www.rma.usda.gov or contact an approved insurance provider     

Grijalva, Bishop Request Probe Following Reports of Torture by Philip Athey, E&E News reporter


ouse Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva and ranking member Rob Bishop are asking the Government Accountability Office to determine whether federal anti-poaching funds have supported human rights violations. It’s Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Bishop’s (R-Utah) first joint request of the new Congress and follows reports that antipoacher organizations have used torture, rape and murder during their policing activities. “Among the victims of these alleged abuses are vulnerable indigenous people living near protected areas,” says a letter from Grijalva and Bishop to GAO. “Despite the importance of protecting wildlife and preventing species extinc-

tion, the United States must not be party to violations of basic human rights,” they wrote. The letter cites a March report by BuzzFeed News detailing atrocities committed by groups backed by the World Wildlife Fund to stop poaching, including village raids by “shock troops” and sexual assaults of residents. The lawmakers want GAO to answer six questions, including the amount of federal dollars that may be supporting groups that engage or support human rights abuses. WWF told BuzzFeed in a statement: “Human rights abuses are totally unacceptable and can never be justified in the name of conservation.”     

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Lawyers, grazing permits, wildlife corridors and beasts on the ballot

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ccording to a recent memo from Principal Deputy Solicitor Daniel Jorjani the Interior Department will start publicly listing attorney’s fees paid out for legal settlements. The memo says this information will be available on a new page of Interior’s website. Environmental groups have been very successful in filing these so-called citizen suits under the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. A 2016 investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation found that during the Obama administration, “federal agencies paid out $49 million for 512 citizen suits” filed under those three laws. Environmentalists have also sued under

the Equal Access To Justice Act. That act, however, limits attorney’s fees to $200 per hour. It also stipulates the fees can only be awarded to entities with less than $7 million in total assets. There are no such limits on these type of lawsuits under the Endangered Species, Clean Water and Clean Air acts. Earth Justice, with net assets of $68 million, received $2.3 million from the Dept. of Interior during Obama’s reign. The Center for Biological Diversity, which has sued the Trump Administration 100 times and has assets of $19 million, also received taxpayer funded fees according to the 2016 investigation. Congrats to the Department of Interior for the new transparency on this issue. Perhaps it will spur action by Congress. Let’s also recognize everyone owes a debt of gratitude to Karen Budd-Falen. It was her 2009 memorandum “Environmental Litigation Gravy Train” that first brought national attention to these payouts. You can draw a straight line from that memorandum to the recent secretarial order to publish these figures on Interior’s website. Thank you Karen, and a long-overdue congratulations on your appointment as deputy solicitor for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.


Hammond’s grazing permit The poor Hammond family. Father and son, Dwight and Steve, for taking action to defend their private property (selective burns), were found guilty of being “terrorists” and sentenced under an anti-terrorism law. They served their sentence, but BLM appealed to the Ninth Circuit because the mandatory minimum sentence had not been met as established in the anti-terrorism act. The feds won, and back to jail the Hammonds went. BLM employees were so vindictive against the Hammonds they even assumed false names and used government computers to disparage the Hammonds on social media platforms. President Trump finally stepped in and pardoned the Hammonds, and former Secretary of Interior Zinke, in one of his few pro-grazing actions, ordered the BLM to renew the Hammond’s grazing permit. This has the enviros furious, so they have, of course, filed a lawsuit. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians, and Center for Biological have sued to stop the livestock turn out, alleging violations of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), among others.

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Wildlife migration routes The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) is working to have former Secretary Zinke’s order 3362 on wildlife corridors rescinded. The NCBA says the order has resulted in “prioritization of biggame habitat conservation and restoration,” and “inappropriate impacts to adjacent private lands.” They further say elements of Zinke’s order “typically result in inappropriate restrictions on grazing and ranching activities.” This is no surprise to me. In February of last year I wrote: The order calls for “prioritizing active habitat management.” That would mean such management or projects would have priority over other uses or projects, such as livestock grazing. The order also says it is “crucial that the Department take action to harmonize state fish and game management and Federal land management of big-game winter range and corridors.” It will be interesting to see who “harmonizes” who. We know what that has resulted in historically.  It is nice to see the big boys finally catching on.

Colorado wolf vote High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA), Rocky Mountain Wolf Project and other wolf advocates want to see wolves in

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USDA economists Ag Secretary Sonny Purdue has announced the majority of the economists in the Economic Research Service will be relocated outside of the Washington, D.C. area. Purdue defends the move and denies they are political. “We don’t undertake these relocations lightly, and we are doing it to improve performance and the services these agencies provide,” Perdue said. “We will be placing important USDA resources closer to many stakeholders, most of whom live and work far from Washington, D.C.” Current and former employees have said

the specialties of those being asked to move correspond closely to the areas where economic assessments often clash with Trump’s policies, including tax policies, climate change and farms. “This was a clear politicization of the agency many of us loved for its non-partisan research and analysis,” a current ERS employee has stated, claiming that department leaders picked those whose work was more likely to offend the administration and forced them to move “out or quit.” Personally, I think Secretary Perdue should call this relocation “Operation Rawhide”. Head’em up and move’em out Mr. Secretary. Until next time, be a nuisance to the devil and don’t forget to check that cinch. Frank DuBois was the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003, is the author of a blog: The Westerner (www.thewesterner.blogspot.com) and is the founder of The DuBois Rodeo Scholarship and The DuBois Western Heritage Foundation     

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US House Bill Would Help Fund PFAS Removal by Courtney Columbus, E&E News reporter


ew legislation from House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) would create a grant program to provide funding for removing chemicals used in f iref ighting foam from drinking water. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are widely used in industrial and commercial products and have contaminated drinking water. The measure, H.R. 2553, is titled the “Providing Financial Assistance for Safe Drinking Water Act,” or the “PFAS Drinking Water Act.” “The Trump EPA’s failure to regulate the manufacture, use and disposal of PFAS chemicals has put countless Americans’ health at risk, and left drinking water


systems struggling to provide safe water. It is time for Congress to act,” Pallone said in a statement. “This bill will ensure communities across the country have the resources they need to eliminate the toxic chemicals from their water. Americans deserve to know their drinking water is safe,” he added. The measure would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act, requiring EPA to create a new grant program within 180 days of the bill’s enactment. Community water systems affected by PFAS contamination would be eligible to apply for the grants, which would cover the capital costs of technologies to remove PFAS from drinking water. It would authorize up to $500,000 in funding for fiscal 2021 through 2025. Pallone’s legislation is the latest in a string of PFAS proposals. Top House lawmakers say their goal is to hold hearings and bring language to the floor (E&E Daily, May 7).     



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Pest Management by Kert Young, NMSU Extension Brush & Weed Specialist

Pest Costs Pest damage to crops, industry, environment, health, and buildings costs society billions of dollars every year. Pest problems occur nearly everywhere and affect every person. Helicoverpa zea is a moth with several common names including corn earworm, tomato fruitworm, cotton bollworm, and ‘head worm’ for small grains. The wide range of crop names for this pest hints at how extensively just one pest can damage sources of food and fiber. Constant monitoring and careful management are required to prevent this pest from significantly reducing the quantity and quality of crops not only in commercial fields but in private gardens, as well. The food industry is frequently scrutinized for pest contamination. Listeria, Salmonella, and other microbes have contaminated food to be sold to the public. The estimated costs for food safety incidents (notification of the public, product recalls, related lawsuits) were estimated at $7 billion annually in the US (Hussain and Dawson, 2013). Costs related to humans infected by the mosquito-borne, West Nile Virus amounted to $778 million in the US (1999-2014) and 1200 virus-associated deaths (Staples et al., 2014). Although not living, buildings also are negatively impacted by pests. Su (2002) estimated annual economic losses at $11 billion due to termites damaging wooden structures in the US. Some of the easiest pests to find are weeds. Rangeland weeds, both domestic and introduced are expensive to control. In the US, it costs $2 billion annually to manage weeds including economic impacts to livestock producers (DiTomaso, 2000). One of the most common ways to control agricultural pests is through the use of pesticides. Pesticide production is a $32 billion industry each year. Five billion pounds of pesticide are applied to crops annually, worldwide (Sexton et al., 2007).

while minimizing damage, risks, and costs associated with management practices. Pests are most successfully controlled long term when managed using an integrated pest management plan at the ecoregional scale. Integrated pest management evaluates all threats to the integrity of the whole system. Treating the causes of system degradation rather than only treating symptoms is essential to integrated pest management success (Hobbs and Humphries, 1995). Integrated pest management considers all combinations of appropriate methods and tools to reduce pest damage below the economic or ecologic threshold, which vary by location and management objective. Above the threshold, it becomes financially beneficial to invest in control treatments to reduce pest population density or extent. For ecological thresholds, pests should be controlled before the loss of a critical component of the system that would jeopardize the value, integrity, or self-sustainability of the system. The ideal outcome of pest management is a healthy and productive system that functions properly; is long-term, self-sustaining with the ability to resist damaging disturbances in the future; has the capacity to recover when disturbed without requiring external

inputs; and provides the values (e.g., goods and services) that can be expected of the system.

Prevention Preventing the introduction and establishment of pests should be the goal of everyone because pests place a major burden on the environment and welfare of society. The spread of pests needs to be confined to their current extent and uninfested areas need to be protected from new pests whether the pest has been in the area for a long time or on the brink of entering. Localized pest problems become regional problems when pest transport is not carefully managed. Wind, water, and especially modern forms of transportation introduce pests into uninfested areas. Almost all areas contain some type of pest. Whenever animals, produce, equipment, and essentially anything is moved from a pest-infested area to an uninfested area, the items being moved need to be checked for pests and cleaned before transport, as needed. Quickly controlling pest outbreaks saves money compared to controlling pests after they have spread more widely. One of the most effective and least expensive approaches to pest management is to

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maintain healthy system conditions. Stressed organisms are more vulnerable to pest attacks and in turn can serve as hosts that further enable pests to reproduce and spread farther. A healthy system resists pest attacks by not leaving resources easily available for the growth of new pests. If a pest does enter the system, a healthy system is resilient and quickly overcomes pests and returns to the pre-invaded condition. This is similar to a healthy animal that rarely becomes sick but when it does has a strong immune system that recovers quickly. In terms of crop pests, rapid pest control maintains high quality products in greater quantity, which makes environmental and financial sense for agricultural producers and society welfare as a whole. Even without human involvement, some pests fly, hang on to migrating wildlife, or crawl into unifested areas. To help prevent the spread of pests, they quickly need to be contained. Incorporating barriers into management practices to prevent pest movement makes it easier to minimize the spread of pests. Green houses, hoop houses, row crop covers, and baggies on fruit can reduce the spread of pests to neighboring areas.

Pests Control Treatments While there are several pest management options, they can be organized into a few categories including biological, chemical, cultural, fire, and mechanical. The potential positive and negative effects of each treatment type should be considered when planning pest management for example, treatment longevity and severity of environmental disturbance. Before selecting management practices to control pests, consider how the proposed management practice will affect the beneficial organisms that naturally limit or feed upon other potential pests and overall system sustainability. Practices that harm both pests and desirable organisms are counter-productive and lead to increased costs because of the need to treat not only the original pests but also the need to treat other pests that previously were suppressed by the now missing species.

Collaboration Cooperative pest-management groups are essential to providing a regional response to pest invasions. Individual pest control efforts are useful and should continue but without controlling offsite pests the continual reintroduction of pests from


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Summary Understanding pest biology, environment, and appropriate management practices are prerequisite to developing a coordinated and integrated management plan that combines the most effective combination of management practices to maintain long-term pest control and improved system conditions at the lowest cost. This requires regular system monitoring. The most cost effective form of pest management is to maintain healthy systems that inherently are resistant to pest invasion and quickly recover if pests do establish. New Mexico State University, Cooperative Extension Service Specialists are eager to help county cooperative extension agents in every county of New Mexico to assist all of the people in NM.     

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Facial Hair & Respirators Don’t Mix Source: South Dakota State University Extension


t any of the commercial or private applicator re-certification trainings, you’re likely hear advice against wearing a respirator if you have facial hair. Although this may seem ridiculous, it is actually a safety concern. Any facial hair, whether a full beard or stubble, prevents the respirator from sealing to the skin or it may interfere with the function of the valve present on the respirator. This means that

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Clothespins and Saddlebags

s a leatherworker I do a lot of restorations. I regularly repair leather-bound boxes to hold antique $40,00 carriage clocks, make knife sheaths for eBay sellers and repair bridles and other tack for cowboy friends. The restorations I dread the most are bringing old saddles back to life. I’ve done dozens, including a couple for a museum and one that sold for $32,000! It’s hard work because usually the saddles are filthy with lots of “dead” leather that needs replacing. And matching the color of the old leather with dyes is not easy. The only thrill in restoring these old saddles is removing all the dust and debris to uncover old saddlemaker’s marks like Visalia, Gallup, Hamley or Leddy. For some reason the last four saddles I’ve restored for customers were sidesaddles and every time I work on one my respect for women who rode such contrap-

tions grows exponentially. Sidesaddles usually consist of a single stirrup, a cinch, a small piece of carpet in a Victorian pattern to sit on, and not much else. They have to be one of the most idiotic inventions in history. The only advantage over astride saddles is that in the 1800s when a man’s saddle cost about $50, a sidesaddle cost only $30. But even for an old tightwad like myself that price difference would not be enough incentive to attempt to climb on one. Especially when you consider that horses were much wilder back then. I swear I don’t know how the women hung on but there is one report of a woman riding a sidesaddle on a cattle drive all the way from Texas to Montana! As I understand it, the sidesaddle was invented because Queen Elizabeth couldn’t ride astride like men and women had done for centuries because of a deformity in her

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back, probably as a result of too much royal inbreeding. This was during the Victorian age when women felt they had to do what the royals did. So women had to hang off the side of their saddles holding on for dear life for generations all because of too many cousins marrying each other. Of course, there is an alternative theory that male ropers invented the sidesaddle so women couldn’t compete and beat them in roping contests because there was no place to tie to on most sidesaddles. Indian women never rode aside and neither did Arabs. Lots of California women in the mission era also eschewed the sidesaddle. Such women who chose to do so were called clothespins, saddle bags and strumpets. They were considered tomboys who probably threw rocks at cats too. But most American women at the turn of the nineteenth century rode aside. History records that a big scandal was created in Saratoga, New York, when a Mrs. Adolph Ladenburg had the nerve to ride down Main Street in broad daylight riding cross saddle and wearing skin tight breeches! Horror of horrors! Men, I hope you won’t think any less of me but every time I restored a sidesaddle or watched the group of female equestrians who ride sidesaddle every year in the Rose Parade I got the urge to ride one just to feel what it was like. So I found a spot where no one could see me, slapped a sidesaddle I’d just finished restoring on my wonder horse Gentleman and then was faced with my first problem. When the call comes to “saddle up” how do you go about performing such a task? After all, there was no saddle horn to grab on to, and my feet wouldn’t fit into the dainty slipper-like thing that served as a stirrup. I finally solved my dilemma by climbing up a tree and jumping on to my wonder horse. After suffering a painful groin injury I then had to figure how to wrap my legs around the two knobs meant to keep me in the saddle. I finally figured it out and it felt like I’d fall overboard at any minute. My wonder horse Gentlemen just turned around and looked at me in total disgust. Even more than usual. I never did figure it out and rode around and round in circles like those ponies you see at the fair for little kids to ride. Afterwards I had to see a chiropractor and I’ve been walking sideways ever since.     

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Chaves County Deputy Killed near Greenfield, 1931


haves county Sheriff John Peck, his chief deputy, Rufe Dunnahoo, and a second deputy, Dwight Hebrst, drove to the tenant farm of Gilford Welch, near Greenfield, on Sunday, August 2, 1931, to look for some items reportedly stolen from an automobile which had been wrecked on the road between Hagerman and Dexter. When they arrived they first met Charles Appleby, owner of the farm, and as they talked with him, Welch emerged from the house. Sheriff Peck explained why they were there and Welch said they were free to look around. Sheriff Peck began a search around the outside of the house while Deputy Hebrst looked into some nearby outbuildings. Deputy Dunnahoo went into


the house and shortly emerged carrying an auto license plate and bracket. “Well, we have found the plate and you might as well come clean and tell us where the other articles are hidden,” Dunnahoo said to Welch. Welch invited the other officers into the house to look around. “I will go in and help you search,” he said. As they entered a bedroom, Welch produced a pistol from behind a dresser and said, “I’ll kill both of you.” “Why, man, you can’t afford to do anything like that,” Peck said. “This case does not amount to anything.” The sheriff related what happened next. “I saw that the man would not listen to reason and I nodded to Dunnahoo to come up from behind. I grabbed one arm and at the same time Rufe grappled with him from the other side. We were attempting to take the gun away from him and in the mix-up the three of us fell on a bed in the corner of the room. In some manner Welch must of gotten his right arm loose and the [fatal] shot was fired.” Investigation revealed that Dunnahoo was shot as he lay on the bed, the bullet ranging upward from his neck and into his brain. The deputy had not attempted to draw is own gun and Sheriff Peck was not

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armed. Neither officer considered the situation dangerous, even after Welch pulled his gun, Peck said later. Sheriff Peck escaped from the house and ran to his car where he’d left his gun. Welch fired at the sheriff repeatedly, until his gun, a .380 automatic, was empty. Then Peck opened fired and Welch returned fire, having reloaded his gun in the meantime. None of the shots took effect. Welch backed toward the door of the house. Peck demanded that he be allowed inside to see what could be done for Dunnahoo. “Don’t you try to go into that house, or I will kill you,” Welch said, then he fled out a rear door and ran across a cotton patch to a cornfield. As Welch raced across the cotton patch Peck fired at him a number of times. Welch reached the Hagerman-Dexter road only to be met by Sheriff Peck who’d headed him off. Welch turned around and raced back toward his house, with the sheriff in hot pursuit. Back inside the house, his wife and stepdaughter pleaded with him to surrender. By that time, several armed men arrived on the scene and surrounded the house. Welch sent out a note saying that he would surrender to a deputy sheriff named Jim Williamson, and no one else. Williamson arrived from Hagerman and took Welch into custody without further ado. Welch, still angry, said, “I killed Dunnahoo because he made me mad when he started to search my home.” He said he would have killed Sheriff Peck, too, if he had not run out of ammunition. But as Sheriff Peck and Deputy Williamson took the killer to Roswell, he seemed to realize the enormity of his crime. “Take me out to the side of the road and kill me,” he said. “I’m a good man. Just kill me.” There were folks around who were willing to do just that. Historian Elvis Fleming reported that one well-armed citizen approached the sheriff’s car and said, “If you will get out, I will end this case right here!” The sheriff declined. The local newspaper reported, “Feelings ran high in Roswell…where Rufus J. Dunnahoo was well and favorably known.” Fifty-two year old Rufe Dunnahoo had lived 51 one his years in Roswell. His wife Mary, and two children, Alex of Roswell and Mrs. Edgar Peters of Clovis survived him. He had served as deputy sheriff, police officer and constable in Roswell and Chaves County for twenty years. He was interred at South Park Cemetery in Roswell. “He was known as an efficient, courageous and faithful officer and yesterday his

life was snuffed out while he was acting in the line of duty,” The Roswell Daily Record eulogized. At his arraignment on the morning of August 3, Welch pleaded guilty to the murder of Rufe Dunnahoo. His plea, according to the law, was not accepted and he was remanded to custody. On October 16, 1931, it took a jury two hours and fifteen minutes to convict Welch of second degree murder. Judge Miguel A. Otero sentenced him to 40 to 90 years in prison. In September, 1933, the State Supreme Court reversed Judge Otero based on the fact that Dunnahoo had entered Welch’s house without a warrant, thus giving Welch the right to arm and defend himself. Welch pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter and on October 10, 1934 Judge James McGhee sentenced him to four to five years in prison. As a footnote to this story, Deputy Jim Williamson, 72, was shot and seriously wounded the following April (1932) after he arrested two robbers at Lake Arthur. One of the two produced a gun and shot the officer as both escaped his custody. Don Bullis’ Newest Book: New Mexico Historical Chronology is Available from www.RioGrandeBooks.com     

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Low Weight Calving Ease bulls with Great Dispositions. We have all ages — Yearlings to an 8-Year-Old.

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Ranch Performance Black Angus Bulls and Replacement Heifers Ranch Raised- Rock Footed - Calving Ease - Rapid Growth, Private Treaty at the Ranch

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Ernest Thompson – Mountainair, NM 575-423-3313 • Cell 505-818-7284

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Bulls & Heifers FOR SALE AT THE FARM


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136 County Road 194 Cañones, NM 87516 usa.ranch@yahoo.com PHONE: 575-638-5434

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740 Apache Mesa Road Los Montoyas, NM: Total of 1,480 acres of ranch land on Apache Mesa sw of Las Vegas, NM off Hwy 84. New 4 stall barn, w/living quarters, Stone bunk house & separate bath house all solar powered, plus huge metal equipment shed. Several dirt tanks & spring fed playas. List price is $1,598,900 679 Hop Canyon Road Magdalena, NM: 5 acres & Territorial style home situated on quiet & secluded location centered inside the Cibola forest just minutes from beautiful downtown Magdalena, NM. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, detached garage, pole barn & private well, steeped in history too... Priced at $363,500 Pecos River Premium Alfalfa Far near Ribera, NM:has old water rights, immaculate 3 bedroom adobe home, hay barn & sheds. 30+ acres has proven alfalfa production. This is a first class hay operation! Priced at $699,000 Call Catherine 505-3231-8648 26+ Acres in La Loma, NM: Irrigated farm has 5 acre ft of ditch rights, perimeter fenced & Pecos River frontage. Two wells, home site, septic system & old stone house for storage. Organic hemp farm potential?? Come see this... Asking $189,900 CR 4JK, Dilia, NM: 11 acre farm w/ditch rights. Live on one side, farm the other. Has community water, overhead electric, nice views and owner ready to sell. $89,000 obo 95 Hwy 84, Las Vegas, NM: 157 acre parcel has fiber optic internet, telephone & power available. It’s a great building site with a mountain in your back yard. 100 mile views guaranteed. Price is $159,900 437 Apache Mesa Road: This 120 acre parcel has solar powered water well, perimeter fence, 2 stock tanks & Hermit Peak views. Gramma grasses, juniper & pinon tree cover. Asking $175,000 435 Apache Mesa Road: Gramma grass 80 acre parcel has a 13 gpm water well, fence on two sides, two dirt tanks & Hermits Peak & Sangre views. Moderate tree cover. Now Priced at $115,000 200 Acres on Apache Mesa: Off the grid flat mesa top meadow w/tall pines, juniper & cedars, partially fenced. La Cueva Canyon views. Asking $165,000 & owner will carry. Stanley, NM: Two 40 acre tracts w/power & water @ $65,000 each, Two 80 acre Tracts w/power @ $89,900 each. Located on Calle Victoriano off the old Simmons Road. 640 acre tract also available in the basin & has subdivision lot potential. Make an offer!

Call for details on 300 to 700+ mother cow or yearling operations.

KEN AHLER REAL ESTATE CO., INC. 300 Paseo Peralta, Suite 211, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Office: 505/989–7573 • Toll Free: 888/989–7573 • Mobile: 505/490–0220

P.O. Box 145, Cimarron, NM 87714 • 575/376-2341 • Fax: 575/376-2347 land@swranches.com • www.swranches.com

WAGON MOUND RANCH, Mora/Harding Counties, NM. 8,880.80 +/- Total Acres, a substantial holding with good mix of grazing land and broken country off rim into Canadian River. Has modern water system located 17 miles east of Wagon Mound off pavement then 3 miles on county road. Two bedroom historic house, once a stage stop. Wildlife include antelope, mule deer and some elk. $2,710,000.

chicken/vegetable garden/greenhouse/orchard set up. Country living at it’s finest, in town, but in a world of your own. Very special on river. Appointment only. $650,000.

RATON MILLION DOLLAR VIEW, Colfax County, NM. 97.68 +/- deeded acres in 2 parcels with excellent home, big shop, wildlife, a true million dollar view at the end of a private road. $489,000. Also listed with the house and one MIAMI HORSE HEAVEN, Colfax County, NM. parcel for $375,000. Very private approx. 4,800 sq ft double walled MIAMI 20 ACRES, Colfax County, NM quality adobe 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with many 2,715 sqft adobe home, barn, grounds, fruit custom features, 77.50 +/- deeded acres with trees and mature trees. Extremely private setting. water rights and large 7 stall barn, insulated REDUCED$365,000. This is a must see. Also metal shop with own septic. Would suit indoor listed with same house with 10 +/- deeded acres growing operation, large hay barn/equipment for $310,000. shed. $1,375,000. MAXWELL 19.50 ACRES, Colfax County, NM FRENCH TRACT FARM, 491.55 +/- deeded quality extensive remodeled two bedroom, one acres, Colfax County, NM two pivots, some gated bathroom home with water rights, outbuildings pipe, 371 irrigation shares in AVID, House, barn, for livestock in NE NM. Great south facing porch close to exit 419 off I25 on HWY 58. All in for sipping iced tea cooling off at 6,000 ft elevaone contiguous parcel with access on all sides. tion. Would make great summer getaway and $700,000. winter ski base. $260,000. CIMARRON ON THE RIVER, Colfax County, MORA COUNTY 160 +/- ACRES, 12 miles NM. 7.338 +/- deeded acres with 4.040 acresouth east of Wagon Mound, remote, excellent feet per annum out of the Maxwell-Clutton solar well good mix of sub irrigated and range. Ditch. Custom country-chic 2,094 +/- sq ft home. Small cabin. $154,000. Owns both sides of river in places. Horse/cow/

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SCOTT BURTON 575.760.8088





SULTEMEIER RANCH – First time offering of a ranch that has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. Fifteen miles southeast of Corona, NM in Lincoln County. 11, 889 Deeded Acres, 1,640 Federal BLM Lease Acres and 2,240 NM State Lease Acres. Grazing Capacity estimated at 300 AUYL. Water provided by five wells and pipelines. Improved with two residences, barns and corrals. The ranch had a good summer with abundant grass. Good mule deer habitat. Call for a brochure or view on my website. Price: $4,400,000 $4,100,000 19th STREET FARM – Located just outside the city limits of Roswell, NM. Six total acres with 5.7 acres of senior artesian water rights. Improved with a 2, 200 square foot residence, horse barn with stalls, enclosed hay barn with tack room and loafing shed. Price: $400,000 COCHISE RANCH – Ranch property located just west of Roswell, NM along and adjacent to U.S. Highway 70/380 to Ruidoso, NM. Comprised of 6,607 deeded acres and 80 acres of NM State Lease acres. Water is provided by three solar wells and pipelines. Fenced into several pastures and small traps suitable for a registered cattle operation. Improvements include two sets of pens, shop, and hay barn. Price: $2,500,000

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Scott McNally, Qualifying Broker Roswell, NM 88202 Office: 575-622-5867 • Cell: 575-420-1237

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INTEREST RATES AS LOW AS 4.5% Payments Scheduled on 25 Years

HC 30 Box 445, Winston, NM 87943

Specializing in NM Ranches & Hunting Properties www.BeaverheadOutdoors.com

Joe Stubblefield & Associates 13830 Western St., Amarillo, TX 806/622-3482 • cell 806/674-2062 joes3@suddenlink.net Michael Perez Associates Nara Visa, NM • 575-403-7970

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Lifetime rancher who is familiar with federal land management policies

SIDWELL FARM & RANCH REALTY, LLC Tom Sidwell, Qualifying Broker 6237 State Highway 209, Tucumcari, NM 88401 • 575-403-6903 tom@sidwellfarmandranch.com • www.sidwellfarmandranch.com

SERVING THE RANCHING INDUSTRY SINCE 1920 No One Knows the Country Like We Do! MIKE GUSTIN — ASSOCIATE BROKER United Country Farm and Home Realty 200 US Route 66 East • P.O. Box 2778 • Moriarty, NM 87035 Cell: 505-264-3769 • Office: 505-832-7008 • Fax: 505-832-6996 • mikegustinre@gmail.com www.nmranchproperty.com • www.UCFarmHomeRealty.com • www.UnitedCountry.com


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New Mexico Property Group LLC Richard Randals QB 16014 www.newmexicopg.com • www.anewmexicoranchforsale.com nmpgnewmexico@gmail.com 575.461.4426 FENCE LAKE: 295 Pine Hill Road, PRICE REDUCED!!! 2bd/3ba home on 60 acres, corrals, outbuildings, $295,000 TULAROSA: 509 Riata Road, 4bd/2ba home, detached garage, barn & mobile home on 70 acres w/13 acres in pistachios, $640,000 SAN ANTONIO, NM: Zanja Road, 4.66 acres farmland with the same total acres of Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District water rights, $75,000 $69,000

Paul Stout, Broker

575-760-5461 cell 575-456-2000 office officeoffice


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We need listings on all types of ag properties large or small! ■ UNION CO., NM – 955 ac. +/- w/excellent improvements for a stocker or cow/calf operation, modern ¼ mi. sprinkler, all-weather roads on three sides, 374 ac. +/- CRP. ■ MIAMI SPECIAL – Colfax Co., NM – 40 ac. +/w/irrigated pastures, great cattle working & handling facilities & a beautiful home, on pvmt., irrigated from Miami Lake. ■ WE CAN NOW DIVIDE THE PAJARITO RANCH – Guadalupe Co., NM as follows: 3501.12 ac. +/- of grassland w/a commercial water well located adjacent to I40 w/capability of producing large incomes together w/a great set of pens, a 17,000 gal. water storage tank, overhead cake bin, hay barn & other stock wells. 700.89 ac. +/- of grassland can be purchased in addition to the 3501.12 ac. The beautiful, virtually new custom built home w/all amenities and a large virtually new metal barn w/an apartment inside on 40 ac. can be purchased separately or w/the ranch. Adjoins the Boylan Ranch if more acreage is desired. ■ THE BOYLAN RANCH – Newkirk, NM - 2,360 ac. +/- w/useable house & pens, a large domestic well for lvstk./wildlife watering w/potential for commercial water sales, all weather road. Adjoins the Pajarito Creek Ranch if more acreage is desired. ■ BROWN CO., TX. – near Brooksmith - 424.79 ac. +/-, very scenic ranch w/one mi. of Clear Creek, highly improved ranch w/fencing, well watered, home, hunting cabin & abundant wildlife. ■ PECOS RIVER RANCH – Guadalupe Co., NM – Scenic, 968 +/- ac. deeded & 519 +/- state lease acres, live water ranch on both sides of the Pecos River (strong flow dialy) between Santa Rosa & Ft. Sumner; wildlife, paired w/water & cattle for the buyer looking for top tier assets in a rugged New Mexico ranch! ■ LOGAN/NARA VISA, NM – 980 ac. +/- w/940.6 ac. CRP, irrigated in the past, land lays good & is located on the north side of Hwy. 54. ■ TOP OF THE WORLD – Union Co., NM – 5,025.76 +/- ac. of choice grassland w/state-of-theart working pens, recently remodeled bunk house, barbed wire fences in very good to new condition, well watered, on pvmt. ■ SANTA ROSA, NM – 78 ac. +/- heavily improved for horses, cattle & other livestock w/virtually new barns, pens, cross fences etc., on city water, w/internet access to the front gate. ■ OTERO CO., NM – 120 scenic ac. +/- on the Rio Penasco is surrounded by Lincoln National Forest lands covered in Pines & opening up to a grass covered meadow along 3,300 feet +/- of the Rio Penasco. This property is an ideal location to build a legacy mountain getaway home.



MORA/EL CARMEN, NM: County Road A012, LEacres pasture, SA10.5 PENDING$59,000 MORA/EL CARMEN

WANTED: Farms and Ranches to list and sell. Broker has over 45 years experience working in production agriculture and has owned and operated a family farm for over 30 years, understanding the unique challenges and actively advocates for landowners and rural communities

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NANCY BELT NaNcy Belt mobile (520) 221-0807 mobile (520) 221-0807 office (520) 455-0633 office (520) 455-0633

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mobile (602) 526-4965 KATIE JO ROMERO (575) 538-1753

RANCHES/FARMS *SOLD* 320 Head Mountain Ranch, Reserve, NM – 350+/- ac deeded, +/- 54,088 ac USFS permit. Stunning Setting in the ponderosa pines with fish ponds, streams, elk, and turkey. Includes four log homes, lg. bunkhouse, barn, tack room, round pens, arena & shipping pens. This is a horseback ranch with rugged country. Turnkey with cattle, equipment & furnishings. Great opportunity for income from cabin rentals. $2,800,000



*REDUCED* 250+/- Head Turkey Creek Ranch, Greenlee, AZ – In Apache Sitgreaves Forest, 108+/- deeded ac, 32,000+/- ac Pigeon Allotment. 499 head Allotment currently permitted for 250 head in 2019. 3 BR Ranch house, Bunk house, cabin, barn, tack room, Shop, corrals. Also a fenced garden area, fruit trees, & animal pens. Solar powered with generator. Horseback country with cedar, pine, mesquite and oak. Good grasses and water. Six pastures. *Cattle are included in the offering. $2,000,000 *REDUCED* 117 Head Tule Springs Ranch, Greenlee County, AZ – Located in beautiful Apache Sitgreaves Forest with 56.6+/- acre deeded inholding, and 23+/- section USFS grazing permit. A well improved and maintained horseback ranch, with $70k thinning project for increased fire protection recently completed on deeded land. The headquarters is located in a scenic valley setting with solar power; two homes; barn with tack room, hay storage, horse stalls; shop; corrals with crowding pen and squeeze chute; root cellar/cold meat storage; hen house, irrigated gardens and orchard. The permit and HQ’s are watered by springs, creeks and dirt tanks. On the allotment are a line cabin, two sets of corrals, one with a loading chute at the highway. $1,100,000 $995,000 *NEW OFFERINGS* 223 Head Spanish Stirrup Ranch West, Deming, NM. – A portion of the historic Spanish Stirrup Ranch; a solid working cattle ranch in the Florida Mtn. range, with excellent water, good grasses and access close to town. +/- 299 deeded acres, 8,443+/- acres BLM permit, 2,981+/- acre State lease, and approx. three sections open range. Five wells, 5 drinkers, storage tanks, dirt tanks, springs. One large pasture with two sets of corrals. $950,000. Also: 204 Head Florida Mountain Ranch, Deming, NM – Eastern portion of the historic Spanish Stirrup Ranch. Rolling to mountainous terrain, excellent grasses, browse and water.

+/- 15 deeded acres, 7,880+/- acre BLM permit, 800+/- acre State lease, and approx. two sections open range. Six pastures/ traps and three sets of working corrals. 7 wells, pipeline to storage tank and drinker, and springs in upper country. $950,000. The entire ranch with headquarters 3 BR home, shipping corrals, barns and additional deeded, BLM, State and adverse acreage offered for $2,250,000.

*NEW* 30+/- Head Orduno Draw Ranch, Tombstone, AZ – Small desert ranch in the San Pedro River valley of Cochise County, Arizona. 320+/- ac. deeded, 2,780+/- ac. State lease, and 560+/- ac. BLM Allotment. Easy terrain, gentle hills with mesquite, acacia, and creosote, and several major draws with good browse and grassy bottoms. One well, dirt tank, fenced. Borders the San Pedro River National Conservation Area, and has easy access from Hwy 80. Great for starter/ hobby ranch or complement to larger holding. $350,000 *NEW* 30 +/- Acre Farm & Ranch, Sheldon, AZ – Pasture for 10 hd, gated pipe irrigation; alfalfa, pecan trees. Two wells, roping arena; Comfortable Palm Harbor triple-wide manufactured home, 2X6 construction, stucco exterior, set on cement slab; 1-car garage. Property is fenced for cattle. Good location with views, near the Gila River and quick access to Highway 75. $350,000 *REDUCED* 98+/- Acre Farm, Pomerene, AZ – 70 plus irrigated acres with an 800 gpm well that has a 16” casing, records indicate it is 70’ deep with static water at 35’. Flood irrigated and fenced. Suitable for crops, pasture, or nut trees. Located close to I-10, town, schools and services. Great value at $350,000 *SOLD* 60 Head Desert Ranch, Deming, NM – Nice starter or retirement ranch with easy access and gentle country. 65+/- deeded ac, 18,766+/- ac. BLM, State, & City Leases, with uncontrolled adverse lands. 5 wells, 4 sets of corrals, 2 large pastures and one smaller good for weanlings; all fenced. Easy browse and grass country. Several good sites for a home on deeded. $287,000


HORSE PROPERTIES/LAND *NEW* 40+/- Acre Last Stand B&B Guest Ranch, Sonoita, AZ – An exceptional property in the grasslands of Sonoita, presently operating as a successful wedding & equestrian

event venue. The Territorial, two-story 4 BR, 4.5 BA main home has 4,110 s.f., & custom features throughout. A true destination property w/a pool & two cabana guest rooms, 3 casitas, event barn, horse facilities, roping arena, recreation room w/racquetball court, and fishing pond. Neighbors public conservation land with trails. Powered by 80 solar panels connected to the grid, one well w/pressure tank & storage, also fenced for livestock. Mature landscape & fruit trees. Property could also be converted to a vineyard/winery. $1,975,000

*REDUCED* 158+/- Acres Up to 736+/Acres, Willcox, AZ – 3 parcels of undeveloped high desert, ready to put into production with grapes, trees, organic crops or conventional farming. Development potential or horse property in good location only one mile from Willcox, and 3 miles to I-10. Several shallow wells on property. Paved and dirt road frontage. Property is fenced. 158+/- ac. -$189,000; 261+/- ac. -- $365,400; 316+/ac. – $395,000; 736+/- ac. for $799,000 *NEW* +/-103 Acre Horse Property, St. David, AZ – Lovely custom 2,298+/- s.f. 3BR, 2BA home near the San Pedro River on a hill with valley views. Has one domestic well. Space for horse facilities. Property is fenced for livestock. Includes a large 2-bay garage/ shop and artist’s studio building. $470,000 Also available: 71+/- Acres of Land - With 50+/- ac. cleared for horse facilities, farming or development. Has one well that has potential for irrigation, and another well that feeds into a pond. $190,000 *REDUCED* San Rafael Valley, AZ – Own a slice of heaven in the beautiful San Rafael Valley, where open spaces, wildlife, ranching history & private dreams live. Pristine scenic San Rafael Valley acreage with unspoiled night skies and ready for your personal footprint. 152 Acres for $304,000 and 77 Acres with a well and shed for $177,000. *NEW* 260+/- acres, Geronimo Farms North, Ft. Thomas, AZ – In the Gila River Valley of Graham County, north of Highway 70. Undeveloped land with potential for subdividing into smaller horse properties or ranchettes. 13 wells allowed. Part of the larger Geronimo Farms South offerings. Great investment opportunity. $169,000

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RODEO FARM, RODEO NM – 470 Acre total w/267 acres irrigated. Two homes. Farm has not been in production for many years. All improvements are in need of attention. Priced @$300,000 BELL SLASH FARM NORTH OF DEMING NM – 256 acre w/121 acre irrigated, great water, nice improvements. Priced @$1,100,000 SMITH DRAW, SEPAR, NM -– 7760 deeded, 11,275 State, 2560 BLM runs 300 head yearlong. Good strong country nice improvements. Priced @$3,100,000 CANELO SPRINGS RANCH – Canelo AZ 4972 acre total with 160 deeded, 85 head year round, live water, beautiful improvements and country. Priced @$3,500,000 THE FOURR RANCH DRAGOON AZ – 1280 deeded acres, 11610 AZ state, and 3689 NF Acres. Runs 300 head, Well-watered, lots of grass. Priced @$4,250,000

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sions per unit of oil and gas produced. From 2011 to 2017, methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin – which is producing more oil than any other basin on Earth – was cut in half.

Appalachian Basin If the Appalachian Basin were a country, it would be the third largest natural gas producing nation in the world. The region has transformed into a natural gas producing powerhouse in the past decade, and is also attracting billions of dollars in new manufacturing investment as a result. From 2011 to 2017, combined oil and natural gas annual average production grew from 322 million Boe to 1.5 billion Boe. At the same time, methane emissions from production in the basin fell from 5.3 MMT to 4.7 MMT, resulting in an emissions intensity reduction of 82 percent.

Conclusion The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is stepping up to reduce its environmental footprint. Methane emissions reductions are an important focus of the industry, and as EID’s new analysis demonstrates, the technological innovation and increased efforts are having real results in some of the most prolific U.S. shale basins. As the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s Executive Vice President Lee Fuller stated: “America’s oil and natural gas producers are working hard to develop America’s own abundant resources in a safe and environmentally sound manner. The federal government’s own data confirms methane emissions have fallen in recent years and are continuing to drop, even as oil and natural gas production has risen. As technology has improved, the industry’s processes have become more efficient. Responsible energy development has and will continue to play a leading role in making the United States the world leader in greenhouse gas reductions.” Note: Methane emissions intensity figures were calculated using production data from the EIA Drilling Productivity Report and emissions data from the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Daily annual average production data was multiplied by 365 to get annual figures. Natural gas production figures were converted from cubic feet to barrel of oil equivalent (Boe). Methane emissions were divided by total combined oil and natural gas production in Boe.     

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To gather those who tend to stray To treat the sick on Christmas Day And if she needs your help, to stay. Until she’s safe from harm.

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That separates him from the crowd that keeps a job in town That stack the boxes all in rows Or bolt the knobs on radios But when the evening whistle blows They lay the hammer down.

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Ingredients 1 beef Flat Iron Steak (about 1 pound) 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 fresh chayote squash, peeled, pitted and diced 2 Roma tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice wine vinegar 4 cups mixed salad greens 1 cup jumbo lump crabmeat 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 cup *Cajun Remoulade Sauce, divided (see ingredients below)

Preparation 1. Combine Creole Seasoning and garlic in small bowl; mix well. Evenly coat beef Flat Iron Steak with mixture. Place steak in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill steak, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove from grill; let rest. 2. Meanwhile, combine chayote, tomatoes, parsley and vinegar in large bowl; mix well. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Add greens, crabmeat, onion and 1/2 cup Cajun Remoulade Sauce; mixing gently but thoroughly. *Cajun Remoulade Sauce: Combine 2/3 cup mayonnaise , 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted red bell pepper, 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion, 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley in small bowl and blend. This sauce may be made a day ahead, covered and refrigerated until ready to use. 3. Carve steak into bite-sized pieces; season with salt, as desired. Divide salad between 4 plates; top with steak and drizzle remaining Remoulade Sauce.     

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ust like U.S. Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” the Wildlands Project was considered, by rational minds, to be so far-fetched it could never become reality. To the conceptional thinkers it was a utopian dream come true. Building arks that would save every species in the world and allow wildlife to frolic in everyone’s backyards. The original Wildlands Project’s plan was an 87-page thesis published in the Wild Earth magazine in 1992. The essential component; to build biological preserves all over the globe that would protect large predators in the hopes of preserving biodiversity. This concept was not new. It had many supporters including Earth First! members. It was published in Dave Foreman’s 1991 book, “Confessions of an Eco-Warrior”. Once known as the Wildlands Project, it is now known as “Rewilding”. Although presented as sound science, it lacks many of the basics of a scientific project, including the testing of the theory and the ability to replicate. A widely acclaimed research scientist and university professor, Reed Noss, is credited with developing the design for a biological preserve. However, he admitted in the original thesis that his ideas and words were just a part of a continually evolving text. A text consisting of words, not facts. To the rational mind, words are not equivalent to scientifically, undisputable facts. The facts indicate that in 1997, Dave Foreman, co-founder of Earth First! and Jack Humphrey, program coordinator for the Sky Island Alliance, admitted their theory was largely untested. Introduced to the global community in 1992 during the Earth Summit, also known as the UN Conference on Environment and Development, success for this plan will depend on protecting fragile environments and conservation of biological diversity. Since Reed Noss held a PH.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida, he was the perfect candidate to tap as a paid consultant to the Department of Interior during former Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt’s tenure, 1993-2001. Dr. Noss also believed that sympathetic agency personnel should be recruited to

bring together professional ecologists and other scientists who understand the local ecosystem and wildlife as well as the principles of conservation biology. Grass-roots conservation activists that understood the mechanics of public land management should help design the biological preserves. One only needs to look at the Wildlands’ original design to understand where the federal land management agencies and the wildlife management agencies will be taking this concept. Each biological preserve was to consist of a core reserve, with connecting corridors to other core reserves, surrounded by two buffer zones. Core reserves would be roadless areas, within which all roads would be closed, free from industrial use. The first buffer zone would be strictly protected, while the second, outer zones, would allow a wider range of compatible human uses. Outside the outer zone would be an area referred to as the matrix. This matrix would exist only in the first stages of a wilderness recovery project. Eventually, the wilderness network would be expanded to dominate a region and thus would itself constitute the matrix, with human habitations being the islands. Also key to the Rewilding campaign was the concept that large carnivores and ungulates require large expanses of land in order to breed and expand. For a minimum viable population of 1000 [large predators], an area of 242 million acres would be required for grizzly bears, 200 million acres for wolverines, and 100 million acres for wolves, preferably without human inhabitants. The Gila Wilderness is a perfect example of an expanding matrix. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently taken a handsoff management strategy for wolf recovery into this area. In addition, Defenders of Wildlife has successfully dumped the financial responsibly for livestock depredation onto our federal government. Although never ratified by Congress, the concept of biological preserves and conservation biology has been adopted by the federal agencies and trickling down to the states. This theory and the expanding matrix have a good chance of succeeding as agricultural lands are taken out of production through the Endangered Species Act and the onerous federal rules and regulations that come along with it. Grazing lands are already a matrix of private, federal and state lands making it easier to test the Wildlands’ theory in New Mexico and Arizona. This agenda is not

restricted; it’s raising its dreadful head throughout our nation as the global agenda expands and evolves. It has already been adopted by many elected officials and is being reintroduced in the Green New Deal. As more private lands are purchased by large, nonprofit corporations and management by our federal agencies continues to expand its chokehold on American agriculture, life on the farm and ranches will not get much better. Rural communities are becoming keenly aware of all the special interest, non-governmental organizations, claiming to represent wildlife and special interest land user organizations, that are teaming up with progressive, socialist activists and federal and state agencies to ensure the Rewilding hypothesis comes to fruition. As Dave Foreman once said, “if it takes 200 years, it takes 200 years. This land isn’t going anywhere.” A 5th generational rancher, Judy Keeler and her family still ranch in the Bootheel of New Mexico.     

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them almost from the start. The earliest known saddle-like apparatus was more of COLLECTORS a riding pad and is said to have been used CORNER by the Assyrian cavalry, dating back to by Jim Olson around 700 BC. There is recorded history the Sarmatians used an early form of a saddle in the 5th century BC, and there are depictions of Alexander the Great in a saddle during the 300s BC. One of the earliest, solid tree type saddles, was used by the Romans around the first century BC. The Western type saddle, as we know them umans domesticated the horse thou- today, are known world-wide as being sands of years ago. Man began “American” style, but actually trace their looking for an improved way to ride roots back to the Spanish and Colonial times.

Evolution of the Western Saddle


The Spaniards, in turn, picked up much of their equine knowledge from the Moors, who were nomadic horseman and warriors. As the Spanish settled into what is now Mexico and blended with the Indigenous culture that was already there, a new breed of Mexican cowboy, or Vaquero, as they are called, emerged, and they were fine horseman. These were the guys who were taking care of livestock in the American Southwest and California when the Euro-Americans moved into the area. From the days of the thirteen colonies through the Civil War era, most Americans rode a pretty flat type of saddle without a saddle horn, similar to an English style saddle. Along the way however, the Mexican saddle had a growing influence on how Americans rode. This is evident starting from the early 1800s as saddles with saddle horns started emerging, mostly in the West and South. By 1859, Captain George B. McClellan invented a saddle for military use and although many claim he got the idea after touring the Crimean War in Europe, it was really more of a blend of the English and Mexican type saddles already in use. It was light weight, had a deep seat, but no saddle horn (like the Mexican saddles did). The military used this basic saddle from before the Civil War, right up until the U.S. Cavalry was disbanded during WWII. Many civilians also used McClellan type saddles. It was after the Civil War, in the late 1860s, that the men who would eventually be known as “cowboys,” started driving great herds of “maverick” cattle north out of Texas. They were entrepreneurs trying to satisfy a hungry Eastern population. It is out of this class of men and these events that what we now know as the “Western” saddle

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was developed. It was an adaptation of the “trick” saddles built for the performers of they may be old, have fairly small monetary Mexican vaquero’s saddle, who were a big those events. Today there are specialty value today. saddles for roping, Then there are old saddles that are influence on the barrel racing, cutting, “somewhat” collectible, but not top tier men who became “cowboys.”. bronc riding, and just items. They are “entry level” collector stuff What is now about every equine and generally sell because they are “almost” k n ow n as th e discipline y o u the good stuff. They are often unmarked can think of. (no maker marks), plain (little or no tooling “American” Western As time went by, col- or silver), or not in the best of condition. saddle, underwent a few style changes They have an attraction because and improvements of a lower price point. along the way. One The saddles most experienced of the earliest collectors and connoisseurs of western saddle western memorabilia search out (above) types was known as are the best of the best. Truly old, R.T. Frasier the “Mother Hubbard,” which was basically or rare, items in good to great Pueblo an improved version of the Mexican saddles shape. Usually they are made by Registered found at that time in Texas. Meanwhile, out well-known makers and have Trademark in California, Vaqueros were also improving good eye appeal or maybe some (right) Edw. H. and modifying their saddles. These guys historical significance about Bohlin Maker were a little more “flashy” and covered their them. This is where the money is. Trademark saddles with leather stamping and silver My best advice is to try and stick accents. As western expansion continued, with this class of collectibles certain regions developed their own styles. lectors began searching out the old, getting (saddles or otherwise) if you can. These are Each thought to be better suited to harder to find, type of saddles. There was a the types of items that tend to hold or gain cowboys in their areas. There were Montana, time when collecting saddles was all the in value over time (no matter what the Cheyenne, Oregon, Colorado, and as men- rage and many folk had a “Western” room current market conditions may be). tioned, Texas and California styles (to name in their homes with an antique saddle or Great saddles are still being made today. a few). Nowadays, many of those styles have two as centerpieces. That fad has waned a There is no shortage of them. However, the blended, others have just gone by bit and old saddles now fall into a couple of old saddles which help trace the roots and the wayside. different categories. There are “decorators” evolution of the Western Saddle are always As important as riding and roping was which are basically old saddles without getting harder to find, especially in great to the American cowboy of the late 1800 much collectibility in today’s market. They condition or with some documented and early 1900s, there were bound to be are usually in pretty poor shape and often history behind them. Who knowns, maybe innovations to their gear. This was an excit- have a lot of repairs or replacement parts. you will come across one, if you do, it’s a ing time for innovation in American history. You see them hanging up in bars, restau- treasure wor th adding to your It seems like many were trying to build a rants, out in peoples yards, in tourist traps collection!      better “mouse trap.” Saddles were no dif- and the like. These saddles, even though ferent. There were numerous variations such as the Sam Stagg rigging, other types of single rigging, double rigging, centerfire rigging, wood saddle horns, metal horns, large square skirts, short rounded skirts, The Advisors’ Trust Company® wood stirrups, metal stirrups, on and on. Many of these early saddles had a “loop” seat (the stirrup leathers were exposed as they passed over the tree) and they had a New Mexico’s Independent high cantle. Big swells soon followed. These Trust Company saddles were designed to keep a cowboy in • Your neighbors them. It was their work station aboard, what • Serving families across the state was often, very feral horses. A saddle to the • Capable of administering trusts with farms cowboy of that time was the single most and ranches important thing he owned. • Independent - no affiliation with a bank or As time went on and rodeo burst onto financial institution the scene as a way for cowboys to showcase their talents, saddles starting adapting We work alongside your investment advisor again. By the 1920s, you start to see the cantles and swells drop so ropers can get Please call us 505.881.3338 out of their saddles easier. The horns disapEd Kraft, Chief Executive Officer Teresa DeMenge, VP & Senior Trust Officer peared on saddles specially designed for www.ziatrust.com Mary Ann Cuneo, JD, Senior Trust Officer riding rough stock. There were even special

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George W. (Skipper) Harkey, 80, Ruidoso, was called to his eternal home on February 6, 2019. He was bom to J. Fay and Georgia Peckham Harkey on July 19, 1938 in Carrizozo, NM. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1953 and graduated from Carrizozo High School in 1956. He went to work for Mountain States Telephone Company after graduating high school and remained with company through many name changes for over 35 years. He retired from US West in 1995. He then got his GB 98 license and built their home in Nogal. He loved Nogal Mesa Ranchman’s Camp Meeting where he was active for more than 20 years. It was very dear to his heart. He was the Chairman of the Angus Cemetery from 2006 until the time of his death. He


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served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963. He was very proud of the service to his country. In his earlier years he very much enjoyed hunting. He loved restoring his old pickups. He was a man of great faith and never doubted his eternal home. He attended the Angus Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Bobby, his four children, Shae Ramer and husband Steve, Tyler, Texas; John; Harkey and wife Karen, Mansfield, Texas; Madalynn Lee and husband Bebo, Alamogordo; and Wesley Harkey , Nogal. He also leaves six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Jonette Goodwin, Las Cruces and brother David Harkey, Deming; and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Nogal Mesa Ranchman’s Camp Meeting, PO Box 86, Nogal, NM 88341 or the Angus Cemetery Association 118

Lamay Road, Nogal, NM 88341. Leonard LeRoy Christian, 75, Tombstone, Arizona, passed away at his home on May 12, 2019. He was born in Ordway, Colorado on January 14, 1944 to Champ Clark Christian and Bessie Eileen Owen Christian. Leonard came to Arizona in 1969, was a Iron Worker and Jeweler, operating Sun Country Gems. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and was a member of the Camp Stone Lodge #77 F & AM. Leonard was also a member of the Shriners. He and his wife raised and raced horses from 2000 until 2010 and started raising bucking bulls in 2018. He is survived by his wife Mary Ella Cowan, his son Clay Christian, Navarre, Florida, and three granddaughters and one great-grandchild. Leonard is also survived by his brother Ronnie Christian, sister Kathy Christian and cousin Chris Christian as well as Mary Ella’s daughters Caren, Connie and Carol Cowan and her grandson. Earl H. Crabtree, 93, Kerrville, Texas, passed away March 7, 2019. Earl was a long time Cochise County, Arizona resident. He was a great friend of the Cowan family and worked or helped out on the Cowan Ranch for many, years. Earl is survived by his loving wife Thelma, son Garland and daughter-inlaw Janice; his daughter Jodi Hoopes and son-in-law Bill Hoopes; sister Norma Argo, brother-in-law Tony Argo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Betty Pearl Steele Martin, 72, Dunlap, passed away May 16, 2019 after a courageous battle with her failing health. Betty’s enthusiasm for life included her family, friends, ranching and her many personal accomplishments as an avid sportsman. For decades, she competed all over the United States in both Skeet Shooting and Sporting Clays, winning numerous state, regional and national championships in both. She was the first woman to ever shoot 100 straight in the state of New Mexico Skeet Competition. An accomplished big game hunter, Betty’s many prized trophies included a leopard she got on one of two safari trips to Africa, a Dall sheep she shot in Canada and a Caribou in Alaska. She enjoyed hunting pheasant and quail and logged a memorable trip to Argentina for dove hunting. Born in Floyd, New Mexico on August 5, 1946 to Grayum and Grace Steele, Betty lived all of her life (except for the last year and a half she resided in Cisco, Texas) in the Dunlap area. She attended Dunlap School until the 6th grade and then transferred to Fort Sumner where she graduated from high school. She attended New Mexico State University for a year majoring

in journalism. It was after that year in college that she began dating her childhood friend and neighbor Charlie Martin. They were married on February 11, 1967 and together began their lifelong endeavors in ranching. The young couple put together their home ranch, Poverty Flats, north of Roswell and solidified a life there in the blood, sweat and tears it takes to survive. They later purchased the Harvey Ranch at Carrizozo, launching three decades of 100 Ranch history in that area. Betty will be remembered for her passionate unconditional love for her family and friends, her kindness and heart for anyone and everyone. Being a good wife, mother and rancher were all that mattered to her. Her ability to cook and feed a crew of cowboys with great food and beautiful pies was always a source accomplishment for her. She loved Bluegrass music, country gospel and every other kind of music after that. And figure skating; she loved to watch it on TV. Her acumen as a rancher, rancher’s wife, businesswoman, mother, sportsman and friend all filled her crown here on Earth. Her unabashed love for Jesus and faith in God guided her life, and especially in her last days where she found peace in knowing she would soon be standing next to Jesus and once again see her beloved son Robert. Betty is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charlie; son Scott and wife Denise; two granddaughters Allison and Katie; her brother Joe and his wife Karen; and numerous nieces and nephews. New Mexico State Senator John Pinto, 94, Gallup, passed away on May 24, 2019. A Navajo Code Talker John Pinto is being remembered for his dedication and service to San Juan and McKinley counties and to the Navajo Nation. Pinto was the senate’s most senior member, with his service beginning in 1977. He and former Senator Manny Aragon used to love telling the story of Aragon picking up Pinto on a rainy evening in Albuquerque. They made their way to Santa Fe for their first legislative Session. “A senator for more than 40 years, Pinto represented his constituents with grace, wisdom and tenacity. Through the relationships he built and respect he earned, he was able to secure innumerable crucial investments for New Mexico communities, in particular Native communities,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a statement. “Words cannot express the sadness we feel for the loss of a great Diné warrior who served our country as a Navajo Code Talker and in the New Mexico State Senate for many years. He dedicated his life to helping

others and he changed the lives of so many people for the better,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement. Isabelle Gurule Torrez found peace on her life-long journey on February 10, 2019. She was born in La Jara, New Mexico born July 3, 1923 to Reyes and Eutimia Gurule. She was one of eleven children that they had. She is survived by her children, Ernest R. Torrez, La Jara; Marleen Parker, Albuquerque; and Ron Torrez (wife, Maryann) Torrez Albuquerque. She had three grandchildren as well as three great-grandchildren. She grew up in a ranching family in La Jara. With the onset of World War II, her brothers were called to serve their country so Isabelle learned to ride, rope, ranch and farm in order to help her father run the ranch. She was also very artistic in high school and was offered a scholarship to a college of fine arts but her father did not allow her to go, believing that a woman could not earn a living as an artist. After graduating high school in Cuba, she moved to Albuquerque and attended Business College earning an associates degree in office management. Eventually, she was employed at Kirtland, AFB where she earned a security clearance and worked in support of the war effort. She had many colorful stories of the GI’s she

processed through her office as they were heading off to fight the war. Later while working in the VA hospital, she was lucky enough to meet her future husband, Ernie, who had served his time in the army and was recuperating in the hospital. Isabelle was not a shy person and enjoyed sewing, spending time with her grand children and great-grandchildren. She was also an excellent cook and had a knack for creating a meal from whatever she could find for guests who had dropped in unannounced. She was always happy to feed who ever stopped by to visit and she made the absolute best tortillas in the city. Ask anyone who ate them. She will be missed by all of her family and friends. We all hope to see you again on the other side.    Editor’s Note: Email caren@aaalivestock.com. Memorial donations may be sent to the Cattlegrowers’ Foundation, a 501(c)3, tax deductable charitable foundation serving the rights of ranch families and educating citizens on governmental actions, policies and practices. Cattlegrowers Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM 87194. The New Mexico Stockman runs memorials as a courtesy to its readers. If families & friends would like to see more detail, verbatim pieces must be emailed to us, & may be printed at 10¢ per word.     

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Rural Council: It’s About Control

by Henry Lamb (deceased) First published in August 14, 2011


l Gore was beside himself when the Senate failed to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1994. Gore had spent the first two years of his Vice-Presidency developing what he called his “Ecosystem Management Policy.” This new policy was nothing more than preparing the agencies of government to implement the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and Agenda 21. These three policy documents were adopted in Rio de Janeiro at the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. Agenda 21 was the only document that was not an international treaty. It was, instead, a non-binding “soft-law” document that was designed to avoid the necessity of Congressional debate or Senate ratification. Bill Clinton issued an Executive Order to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) — especially to implement Agenda 21 administratively — without oversight or

interference from Congress. The agencies of government have done a masterful job of infecting almost all urban communities with some form of government control under the guise of “Sustainable Development,” which is the objective of Agenda 21. Now, the Obama regime intends to impose the same kind of control over rural America through his White House Rural Council, also created by Executive Order. The rather bland 18-page Convention on Biological Diversity came with an 1140page instruction book called the Global Biodiversity Assessment. Page 993 of this instruction book says that the Convention’s plan for protecting biodiversity is “...central to the Wildlands Project recently-proposed in the United States.” Page 15 of the Wildlands Project says: “... at least half of the land area of the 48 conterminous states should be encompassed in core reserves and inner corridor zones ... assuming that most of the other 50 percent is managed intelligently as buffer zone.” Since the President’s Council on Sustainable Development was created, agencies of the federal government, and complicit environmental organizations, have been working overtime to get people out of rural areas, and into “stack-’n’-pack” high-rise

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so-called “sustainable” communities. Under the guise of “preserving open space,” unelected bureaucrats ignore the property rights of the people who own the open space, and write regulations that sometimes require as much as 40 acres to build a single home. Quite often, development of any sort is absolutely prohibited. These regulations are typically delivered to a community through a comprehensive land use plan. In more rural areas, especially in the farming and ranching parts of the country, these measures have not been as successful as the government wants. That’s why a new extension of the PCSD is needed. This time, however, they are calling it the White House Rural Council. This Council, chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, and consisting of the heads of 25 government departments and agencies, is charged with extending “sustainability” to that part of the country that has not already been subdued by the measures implemented by the PCSD. How will they do it? Let us count the ways. Consider the Department of Transportation’s recent announcement of its intention to reclassify farm vehicles and implements

as “commercial” vehicles and require all drivers of these vehicles to hold a Commercial Driver’s License. Applicants for a CDL must be 21 years of age; submit a medical record, a complete driving record from any state in which a license has been obtained; and pass rigorous written and driving tests. CDL holders must keep a log of their activities available to law enforcement at any time; must not work more than 12 consecutive hours; must carry at least $750,000 in liability insurance; and many more requirements that farmers and ranchers just can’t meet. Farm children have always helped by learning early how to drive farm vehicles. Grandpa could drive the tractor, when he could not do the heavy lifting he did as a youngster. This DOT regulation will end farming and ranching as it has always been known in this country. Farmers and ranchers cannot afford to pay professional CDL holders to come plow the fields, mow the hay, or harvest the corn. Farmers and ranchers who can no longer make a living from the land will have no choice but to sell their land and move to a “stack-’n’-pack” sustainable community. The only potential buyers for these farms are corporate agricultural conglomerates, land trusts, or the government. Since comprehensive land use plans, or other government regulations preclude the possibility of development in the open space, farmers and ranchers will never get the real value of the land. To add to the hardship on rural families, the Department of Agriculture is still planning to require every farm animal to have an electronic identification ear tag, which will add more costs and bureaucratic red tape to farming and ranching operations. Every agency that is a member of the White House Rural Council can, and will, find some regulation that rural land owners must comply with in order to stay on their land. This new Executive Order has but one purpose: to further tighten regulatory control over people in rural communities to ensure that their life-style becomes “sustainable,” or in plain language, government-approved.

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New Regulation Improves Scrapie Eradication Program


long-awaited scrapie rule was published in late March in the Federal Register. The rule – which was first proposed in 2015 by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – has been anticipated by the American sheep and goat industry since 2016. For the most part, the industry will not


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notice much of a difference in the scrapie eradication program, but some segments will see a change. Particularly, changes will be noticed by goat producers and those moving animals in slaughter channels (except wethers less than 18 months of age) or transporting unidentified sheep or goats. Importantly, the rule incorporates into regulation APHIS’ long-standing policy to use genetic testing to identify genetically resistant or less susceptible sheep for exemption from destruction and as qualifying for interstate movement. The rule takes effect on April 24, 2019. Producers are asking the American Sheep Industry Association how the rule affects them. As mentioned before, most producers will not notice a change to their current practices. However, goat producers and those who move animals in slaughter channels or who move unidentified animals will be affected by the rule changes. A foundational component of the scrapie eradication program is the ability

to trace diseased animals to their flock of origin. The new rule makes the identification and recordkeeping requirements for goat owners consistent with those requirements that sheep owners have followed for many years. Like sheep producers, producers of goats for meat or fiber and slaughter goats more than 18 months of age will be required to officially identify their animals to their flocks of birth or flocks of origin, and to maintain certain identification records for five years. There is flexibility in the type of official identification that can be used, but the device or method must be approved in accordance with USDA regulations. A sheep or goat must be identified to its flock of origin and to its flock of birth by the owner of the animal (or his or her agent) before commingling the animal with sheep or goats from any other flock of origin. This includes unloading of the animal at a livestock facility approved to continued on page 75 >>

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NM Beef Council Supporting NM ProStart Program


ew Mexico Beef Council joined efforts with the NM Department of Agriculture to support “ProStart” and New Mexico’s participating schools. The 2019 ProStart Invitational, took place at Hotel Albuquerque and had over 100 culinary students compete in teams representing 15 high schools throughout New Mexico. Professionals in the culinary industry judged the teams. The winner for Culinary Arts was Deming High School and the winner for the Hospitality

Management component was Taos High School. All students were provided tote bags, lanyards, aprons and a number of beef education resources as part of the partnership between NMBC and NMDA.

Beef was provided free of charge to the teams whose menu included beef entrees. Winners will be flown to Washington, D.C. to the National ProStart Invitational in May where they will compete with other state and territorial winners as part of the high school competition for restaurant management and culinary arts. ProStart is a nationwide, twoyear program for high school students pursuing a career in culinary Above: Clovis High arts and hospitalSchool Culinary Team ity management. Left: Dennis Hogan, It brings industry NMDA, Patty Waid, NMBC and classrooms together and gives students a platform to discover new interests and opens doors for fulfilling careers in the field of culinary arts. The ProStart program is funded through the Hospitality Industry Foundation as part of the National Restaurant Association. New Mexico has an estimated 1,800 high school students involved in the program.

NM Beef Council & NM Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Team Up at Annual Meeting


he NM Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held their annual Spring conference in Albuquerque. NM Beef Council sponsored a presenter, Jessica Crandall, RDN, CDE, AFAA. Crandall’s presentation entitled, “Metabolic Syndrome and Messaging

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The New Mexico Beef Council will hold a public rulemaking hearing on June 27, 2019. The hearing will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the State Bar of New Mexico (5121 Masthead St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109) in the Keleher Classroom. The purpose of the rulemaking hearing is to consider a rule to reestablish the New Mexico Beef Council’s State Assessment, and to provide regulations for collection, refund, and opt out of the NMBC Assessment. Any person who is or may be affected by this proposed rule may appear and testify. The administrative record will be utilized by the Council in adopting a final rule. Interested persons may submit written comments to The NMBC. The proposed rules are available at New Mexico Beef Council, 1209 Mountain Road Pl. NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505/841-9407, and posted on the NMBC website, nmbeef.com under the Rancher/Dairy Farmer Tab.State Assessment.

Through Social Media”, provided insight as to how information on social media should be examined closely and researched for truthfulness. As owner of her own health business, VitalRD, she shared with attendees the challenge she has in educating her clients in researching information on the web and questioning its accuracy. Crandall expanded on the fact that information on beef is many times maligned, but when TEAM UP cont. on page 74

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examining the research and findings, one finds that beef is a very healthy product and should actually be included as part of a healthy diet. New studies surrounding the principles of strength have focused on beef’s role in one’s diet and her messages reinforced that. As past president for the Colorado Dietetics Association and national media spokesperson for the Colorado Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, Crandall has been recognized for her expertise in the field of health and nutrition. She is frequently asked to speak for a variety of media outlets including segments on NBC, and Fox News Network. In addition she has been quotes in a variety of print publications; WebMD, Prevention, Shape, Weight Watchers, and Men’s Fitness, among others. NMBC also sponsored a luncheon featuring a buffet of beef offerings. Each guest was provided with the latest research information focusing on beef and its role in nutrition and strength including, “Strength The Field Manual” authored by Michael Roussell, PhD along with a BEEF. It’s What’s for Dinner oven mitt. To receive a personal copy of the strength manual, contact NMBC at nmbeef@nmbeef.com, 505/841-9407.


NMBC Sponsors 2019 Shiprock Marathon

en members of Team BEEF1 and Team BEEF2 completed the Shiprock Marathon alongside nearly 3,000 other marathon runners. The scenic route took runners through interesting formations, beautiful vistas of mesas and long stretches of northwestern New Mexico landscapes. Marathoners and Health Expo participants received packets of beef jerky and nutrition education information in the Beef Council booth and in swag bags on how best to incorporate lean beef into their diet during train-

ing, along with beef recipes and cooking tips. Tamara Hurt, NMBC Chairman, said, “Because the Shiprock Marathon has grown into such a successful and elite athletic event, and beef is an elite protein source, it makes sense to pair the two! It’s a great way to showcase that beef is a valuable fuel for our finest athletes and healthy consumers in general.” Team BEEF1 runners are; Tanya Tsosie, Olin Begay, Joy Lantana, Marci Platero, and Jerrold Platero. Team BEEF2 runners are; Dally Carlisle, Donovan Carlisle, Patty Etsitty, and Evangeline Natachu. All proceeds generated by the Shiprock Marathon benefit the youth programs of NavajoYES, a program established by the Navajo Nation to promote community wellness, lifelong fitness and youth empowerment on the Navajo Nation.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ❏ Marjorie Lantana, NMBC Director and Miss Utah Navajo Nation at the Shiprock Marathon Beef Booth. ❏ The marathon race crew stops by Beef Booth for beef jerky and nutrition information. Milford Denetclaw, past NMBC director lends a hand. ❏ Team BEEF at the finish line with majestic Shiprock in the background!! ❏ Teams Beef 1&2. For the first time, two teams were recruited to represent BEEF at the annual Shiprock Marathon. Team BEEF1; Tanya Tsosie, Olin Begay, Joy Lantana, Marci Platero, Jerrold Platero. Team Beef2; Dally Carlisle, Donovan Carlisle, Patty Etsitty, Evangeline Natachu.

For more information about your beef checkoff investment visit MyBeefCheckoff.com 2018-2019 DIRECTORS – CHAIRMAN, Tamara Hurt (Producer); VICE-CHAIRMAN, Matt Ferguson (Producer); SECRETARY, Zita Lopez (Feeder). NMBC DIRECTORS: John Heckendorn (Purebred Producer); Jim Hill (Feeder); Kenneth McKenzie (Producer); Susie Jones (Dairy Producer); Marjorie Lantana (Producer); Dan Bell (Producer)


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accept unidentified sheep or goats and that has agreed to act as an agent for the owner to apply official identification. The animal must be identified prior to commingling with other animals from other flocks of origin. When transporting unidentified sheep, the owner or the owner’s agent must have an owner/hauler statement that contains the information needed for the livestock facility to officially identify the animals to their flock of origin and – when required – their flock of birth. Ownership changes also require the sheep and goats to have official identification. APHIS notes that if the flock of birth or flock of origin is not known because the animal changed ownership while it was exempted from flock of origin identification requirements, the animal may be moved interstate with individual animal identification that is only traceable to the state of origin and to the owner of the animals at the time they were so identified. However, to use this exemption the person applying the identification must have supporting documentation indicating that the animals were born and had resided throughout their life in the state. Sheep and goat producers who are new to the program and are requesting their flock identification number for the first time may receive some assistance in obtaining tags. Currently, APHIS will provide up to 80 plastic flock ID tags, free-of-charge, to producers who have not received free tags from APHIS in the past. APHIS will discontinue the availability of no-cost metal tags for producers. For more information, visit USDA’s Sheep and Goat Identification page. To request official sheep and goat tags, a flock/ premises ID or both, call 1-866-USDATag (866-873-2824). One of the purposes for the changes to the current scrapie eradication program is to ensure that all potential pockets of infection are captured so that the United States can be officially declared free of scrapie. Full

eradication of the disease will ultimately reduce producer costs and improve trade opportunities for American sheep and goat products. A key part to this effort is identifying all sheep and goats that are moved in interstate commerce. Fortunately, the majority of sheep and goats that are moved in interstate commerce are already identified back to their flocks of origin and birth, but there are some populations that have not been previously included. The new regulation makes some changes to capture animals that previously were not required to be identified. APHIS will now require that those individuals – or their agents – who move unidentified sheep or goats to a market or other premises where they will then be identified and those moving animals in slaughter channels (except wethers less than 18 months of age) to have an owner/ hauler statement that indicates specific information needed for official identification and recordkeeping. This includes the name, address and phone number of the owner and the hauler (if different), the date the animals were moved, the flock identification number or the PIN that is assigned to the flock or premises of the animals, the number of animals, and the species, breed and class of animals. If breed is unknown, the face color for sheep must be recorded and for goats, the type (milk, fiber or meat) must be recorded. The name and address of point of origin – if different from the owner address – and the destination address must also be included in the owner/hauler statement. If moving individually unidentified animals or other animals required to move with a group/lot identification number, the group/lot identification number and any information required to officially identify the animals must be included on the owner/hauler statement. For animals in slaughter channels, the owner/hauler statement must indicate that the animals are in slaughter channels Hey! We got a new dawg! He doesn’t run, but he is fun to drag by the tail, the ears or paws and he makes a great bed. I am up to nearly four pounds… but this pesky ear just doesn’t want to up. Love Blu

(except wethers that are less than 18 months of age). An owner/hauler statement is not required if the animals are not in slaughter channels and are officially identified or are traveling with an Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, commonly called a health certificate. Animals moved from one premises owned by the producer across state lines to another premises owned or leased by the producer – such as for grazing – will need an owner/hauler statement unless an ICVI is required. ASI will keep the industry informed as it continues to evaluate the changes to the scrapie eradication program regulations, and its impact on producers. Additional educational material will be available soon to help producers comply with the regulation changes.     

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FBFS/Monte Anderson . . . . 42 FBFS Kevin Branum . . . . . . 62 FBFS/Larry Marshall . . . . . . 60 Five States Livestock Auction, 43 Flying W Diamond Ranch . . 79 Freeman Ranch . . . . . . . . . 65 Friends of Mike Corn . . . . . 15 Bob & Jane Frost . . . . . . . . 18 Gallup Lumber & Supply . 50, 61 Genex/Candy Trujillo . . . . . 51 Grau Charolais . . . . . . . . . 52 Grau Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 3, 51 Wesley Grau . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Green from the Ground Up . 12 Hales Angus Farms . . . . . . 50 Hall-Gnatkowski . . . . . . . . 22 Harrison Quarter Horses . . . 64 Hartzog Angus Ranch . . . . 53 Phil Harvey Jr. . . . . . . . . . . 22 Hat Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Headquarters West Ltd./ Sam Hubbell . . . . . . . . . 58 Henard Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hi-Pro Feeds/Sendero . . . . . 5 Don & Abby Hofman . . . . . 24 Bob Homer . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Hooser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Hubbell Ranch . . . . . . . . . 51 Hudson Livestock Supplements . . . . . . . . . 36 Hutchison Western . . . . . . . 4


Isa Beefmasters . . . . . . . . . 52 JaCin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Jewell Merinos . . . . . . . . . 26 Bobby Jones . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Kaddatz Auctioneering & Farm Equipment . . . . . 50 Keese International . . . . . . 17 David & Joan Kincaid . . . . . 25 Bill King Ranch . . . . . . . 2, 18 L & H Manufacturing . . . . . 30 Lack-Morrison Brangus . . . . 54 Marjorie Lantana . . . . . . . . 28 Lazy D Ranch Red Angus . . 52 Lazy Way Bar Ranch . . . . . . 53 Sato Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Lempriere USA . . . . . . . . . 29 Russell Leonard . . . . . . . . . 24 Major Ranch Realty . . . . . . 56 Randell Major . . . . . . . . . . 28 Manford Cattle . . . . . . . . . 52 Antonio Manzanares . . . . . 29

Manzano Angus . . . . . . . . 52 Mark Marley . . . . . . . . . . . 28 McKenzie Land & Livestock . 27 McPherson Heifer Bulls . . . . 52 Mead Angus . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Mesa Tractor, Inc. . . . . . .37, 50 Michelet Homestead Realty 57 Chas S. Middleton & Son . . . 56 Ina Corn Miller . . . . . . . . . 17 Monfette Construction . . . 51 Mossy Oak Properties . . . . 57 NM Beef Council . . . . . . . . 29 NM Cattle Growers Insurance47 NM Federal Lands Council . . 76 NM Oil & Gas Association . . 13 NM Premier Ranch Prop . . . 58 NM Property Group . . . . . . 57 NM Purina Dealers . . . . . . . 80 NMSU A&RS . . . . . . 45, 46, 70 NM Wool Growers . . . . . . . 70 Nogal Mesa Ranchman’s Camp Meet . . . . . . . . . . 27 Alisa Ogden . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Olson Land and Cattle . . . . 51 O’Neill Land . . . . . . . . . . . 55


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