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VOL 78, No. 11

USPS 381-580

TABLE OF CONTENTS NEW MEXICO STOCKMAN Write or call: P.O. Box 7127 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194 505/243-9515 Fax: 505/998-6236 E-mail:


F E AT U R E S by Callie Gnatkowski-Gibson


Angus Lead the Way


Red Angus – A Package Deal


2012 Joint Stockmen’s Convention Program

Official publication of:


Book Review

New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association Email:; 2231 Rio Grande NW, P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM 87194, 505/247-0584, Fax: 505/842-1766; President, Rex Wilson Executive Director, Caren Cowan Asst. Executive Director, Michelle Frost


Joint Stockmen’s Convention Registration Form


2011 Cattleman of the Year Bob Ricklefs

New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. P.O. Box 7520, Albuquerque, NM 87194, 505/247-0584 President, Marc Kincaid Executive Director, Caren Cowan Asst. Executive Director, Michelle Frost n

EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING Publisher: Caren Cowan Publisher Emeritus: Chuck Stocks Office Manager: Marguerite Vensel Advertising Reps.: Chris Martinez, Melinda Martinez Contributing Editors: Carol Wilson Callie Gnatkowski-Gibson, William S. Previtti, Lee Pitts Photographer: Dee Bridgers

by Callie Gnatkowski-Gibson

by Carol Wilson

by Ben Spitzer IBBA

100 The X-Factor

D E PA R T M E N T S 10

N.M. Cattle Growers’ Association President’s Letter


News Update


N.M. CowBelles Jingle Jangle


Old Times


N.M. Federal Lands Council News


In Memoriam




New Mexico Livestock Board Update


Missions Accomplished


To The Point


NMBC Bullhorn


Seedstock Guide

by Rex Wilson, President

by Don Bullis by Frank DuBois

by Michelle Frost

by Caren Cowan


Market Place



Ad Index

Production Coordinator: Carol Pendleton Editorial & Advertising Design: Kristy Hinds Advertising Design: Camille Pansewicz


Real Estate Guide


Scatterin’ The Drive

by Curtis Fort

ADVERTISING SALES Chris Martinez at 505/243-9515, ext. 28 or

New Mexico Stockman (USPS 381-580) is published monthly by Caren Cowan, 2231 Rio Grande, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2529. Subscription price: 1 year - $19.95 /2 years - $29.95. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to New Mexico Stockman, P.O. Box 7127, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87194. Periodicals Postage paid at Albuquerque, New Mexico and additional mailing offices. Copyright 2008 by New Mexico Stockman. Material may not be used without permission of the publisher. Deadline for editorial and advertising copy, changes and cancellations is the 10th of the month preceding publication. Advertising rates on request.

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Dear Fellow Cattlemen t long last the election is over . . . at least I hope they are not still counting votes by the time you read this. It has been a long and painful campaign season. Now is the time to put our best foot forward to address the multitude of issues facing our families, our businesses and our communities. I want to thank everyone who donated time and money and even blood, sweat and tears over the past several months supporting the candidates of your choice. The relationships you have built are investments in all of our futures that will pay big benefits over time. As we turn to the future I want to call attention to a part of our backbone that doesn’t get enough attention – the Cattlegrowers’ Foundation Inc. Established about 15 years ago by some forward thinking NMCGA members interested in protecting the future of ranching and private property rights, the Foundation plays a critical role for us. Over time the Foundation has made it possible for many young people to participate in the Ag Leadership Program, for staffing the office to address issues including water and federal land use, for educational training, and even helped provide beef for folks building a park in Las Cruces. The most visIble project is Foundation support of the website supporting NMCGA and many other industry projects. Where does the money come from for the Foundation to do this work? From you, the membership. Tom and Evelyn Linebery made a substantial contribution, but many others have made hefty annual contributions. You may have made a contribution as you have paid your NMCGA dues. Right now we are in the midst of an opportunity to put the Foundation on sounder footing. In July the Foundation received a $10,000 challenge donation. Our charge is now to match that donation. We were able to raise over $2,400 dollars at the Mid Year Meeting and contributions continue to come. But we are still short of matching the $10,000. As the year comes to an end and you are reviewing your finances, I urge you to consider a contribution to the Cattlegrowers’ Foundation Inc. Contributions are tax deductIble and are an investment in all of our futures. I am proud to report that our membership numbers are growing, but we are still a long way from our goal of 2,000 by December 2013. If you haven’t joined NMCGA, you can do so today at or by calling the office at 505/247-0584. If you haven’t invited your neighbors and business associates to join, please get them signed up! The Joint Stockman’s Convention is just weeks away. I hope you have already made your reservations. If not, there is still a little time left. Register today! Looking forward to seeing you in December!



Jose Varela Lopez President-Elect Santa Fe


Lane Grau Vice-President At Large, Grady

Ty Bays Ernie Torrez Pat Boone SW Vice-President NW Vice-President SE Vice-President Silver City La Jara Elida

Blair Clavel Shacey Sullivan NE Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Roy Bosque Farms

Bert Ancell Past President Springer

Caren Cowan Executive Director Albuquerque

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They’re getting into garbage cans, backyards and even breaking into homes. And what’s more, these resourceful raccoons are outsmarting the most determined of trappers, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported. Clinton Hill, Brooklyn resident Susan DeBrango snapped pictures of the suspects, their faces masked, trying to get inside her home. “They are adorable but not in your backyard when they impact your life,” DeBrango said. “When he saw at me he stood up on two legs and hissed at me.” They are getting more brazen on Washington Avenue, rummaging through trash, and running right up to neighbors. One even went face-to-face with Barbara Mattocks on her own front stoop. “I don’t want that feeling ever again. I was petrified,” Mattocks said. It’s gotten so bad, one 3-year-old Maltese named ‘Snowball,’ who used to love to play outside, is now a prisoner in his own home, according to his owner. “He refuses to go out in the yard,” Mattocks said. Neighbors said they called 3-1-1 but were told the city will not respond unless the raccoons appear disoriented and potentially rabid. So, the residents chipped in for the services of a humane trapper. However, in three weeks of setting out cat food in cages not a single raccoon was caught. Raccoon experts said they are not surprised. “They are extremely intelligent animals. In terms of trying to trap them, once they’ve been trapped once they’ll know not to go in that trap again,” said Rich Weddle of the Animal Husbandry Department at Liberty Science Center. Weddle said raccoons can spread rabies and distemper, which is a concern for dogs, not to mention parasites, fleas and ticks. “Some child or some person is going to have to get attacked. Maybe somebody’s pet. Why does it have to come to that?” DeBrango said. DeBrango said she is organizing a public meeting on Oct. 17, calling it a “Raccoon Summit,” with neighbors, local politicians and raccoon experts. That’s because fighting foes this resourceful means securing trash can lids, bringing cat, dog and bird food inside, and making house repairs to cut them off from cozy places to sleep. The idea is to hopefully force these crafty characters to move on. Source: CBS New York





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Manny and Hayley Encinias, of La Gloria Cattle Company, have been raising registered Angus cattle in northeastern New Mexico since 1999. They also have a herd of commercial Angus cattle and raise some crossbred calves as show calves. The couple first got interested in the registered side of the Angus business while attending graduate school at North Dakota State University, Manny said, where they got to know Justin Spickler, whose family operates Spickler Angus, a large, progressive, Angus operation in the state. “We built good relationships and were fortunate to travel and become part of the Angus family while we were in North Dakota. Jokingly, we always say that the best people we met there were Angus people, and the best cattle we saw were Angus cattle.” Manny and Hayley purchased their first registered females from the Spicklers, but after returning to New Mexico realized that the environment was challenging for the larger framed North Dakota females. 16


They have incorporated moderate-sized cattle from producers including Bill and Lisa Gardner of Manzano Angus in Estancia into the operation. The cattle are pasture-raised, in Union, San Miguel and Santa Fe Counties. “The majority of our pastures are rough and rocky piñon/juniper country,” Manny said. “I like it because it’s real, and offers our cows enough diversity and flexibility to be able to get out and graze and browse and do their job.” The cattle stay on pasture year-round. Each cow is bred artificially at least once, then bulls are put out with the herd for 120 days. Replacement heifers are bred in midMay, and the mature cows are bred in midJune. “We have high expectations for our females and bulls alike, they all have to get out there and work,” he noted. “We don’t feed the cattle a lot, but when we do, we use self-feed protein supplements, placed in harder to access parts of the pasture.” The family markets both bulls and replacement females private treaty, from the ranch. They originally sold bulls through different sales, but decided to focus on private treaty sales to give customers a chance to see the ranch environment and how the cattle are raised, he explained. “Those are the kinds of things we look for when we buy a bull, and we wanted to give our customers that same opportunity. Plus, we get the chance to get to know our customers.” Bulls are raised with the consumer in mind, according to Manny. “We have a little different philosophy when it comes to growing our bulls. We push them, but push them with a high roughage-based diet, and keep them in the pasture if possible.”

“Our cattle are a good fit for our country,” he explained. “They are moderate sized and easy fleshing and pass along that easy-fleshing trait to their calves. They are extremely fertile, and can convert roughage to keep their condition on pasture.” Disposition is an important trait on the Encinias operation. “We select on disposition, and there is no room for bad attitudes. We handle the cattle quite a bit because of our AI program, but try to make sure every time we put them in a pen or in the chute, it’s a positive experience.” “It’s all about how you handle the cattle,” he continued. “As kids, my Granddad and Dad taught us not to rush the cattle, and we work them the same way today.” And, that pays off, he said. “Some of the best compliments we get are from people commenting on how gentle our cattle are, and easy to work and load.” In addition to Manny and Hayley and their daughters Mia and Elia, Manny’s father, Adan, Hayley’s father, John Dunlap, and Manny’s brother-in-law Michael are a big part of the operation. Since Manny and Hayley both work full time – Manny as the Extension Beef Cattle Specialist for New Mexico State University and Hayley as the advanced science and Spanish teacher at Clayton High School – it takes a concerted family effort to cover the day-to-day cattle management. The kids are growing up pretty quickly, he noted, but they are a lot of help. “It is wonderful that we can raise our kids this way. Our family doesn’t go on vacations, when we get together it’s usually to work cows. We are very fortunate to have family that is willing to help when we need it.” In addition to the cattle operation, the Enciniases offer reproductive management services, and work with producers to develop nutrition and health programs, as well as estrous synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) programs, and they also offer pregnancy diagnosis with their ultrasound – in which they accurately age and sex pregnancies. “I know there is not a lot of margin in this business, so we try to promote and market management tools that have helped us make improvements in our herd,” he explained. Manny is a firm believer in Angus – both in the cattle themselves and the benefits to the producer of being affiliated with the American Angus Association, which has been working since the 1970s to develop programs to promote Angus cattle and beef. “When you look at the industry continued on page 19



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as a whole, the industry has gone with the black hide because of the influence and work of the Angus Association,� he pointed out. “You just get so much added value for Angus-sired calves out of registered Angus bulls.� Commercial producers can also benefit from Angus genetics, he noted. “When you look at your profitability equation, having some percentage of Angus in your commercial cow herd will deliver those traits like fertility and calving ease that are so important. Angus may not be the solution for everyone, but in the big and rugged country – if a cow can’t breed up early, have a calf, and raise it to weaning, she’s not doing her job.�


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Performance is key for the Bradley family, of the Bradley 3 Ranch near Estelline, Texas. Minnie Lou and Mary Lou Bradley, and Mary Lou’s husband James Henderson raise registered Angus cattle in the southern part of the Texas panhandle, about 100 miles southeast of Amarillo. The ranch is made up of rolling plains, mesquite and canyon country. All cattle are pasture-raised, and aside from first-calf heifers, calve unassisted in the pasture. “Our cattle know how to get out and graze, cross creeks and draws, and have the common sense that they get from being out in the pasture,� Mary Lou said. The family works to raise well-balanced cattle that are strong in multiple traits, Minnie Lou noted. “With the genetic testing and technology that’s available today, we can determine when a calf is one day old whether he has an opportunity to be a good carcass animal, or is strong in calving ease or maternal traits, so we can select calves that are fairly good in all areas.�

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gentle disposition, strong carcass traits and maternal strength make an attractive package, especially when combined with the distinctive red color of the Red Angus breed. Commercial and purebred producers alike across the Southwest are finding that these cattle, are an asset. Red Angus producers are backed by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA), which maintains the breed registry, extensive genetic and EPD information, and works hard to develop programs to promote the breed and help market Red Angus cattle. New this year are multi-breed EPDs, developed in cooperation with the American Simmental Association. Starting this fall, EPDs will be using the same data set, and on the same multi-breed base and scale for growth and carcass EPDs. This will allow cattlemen to directly compare growth and carcass EPDs across the two breeds, as well as registered hybrids and composite seedstock. “The result of this collaboration is genetic predictions based on the world’s largest multi-breed dataset with over 10 million animal records,” said Larry Keenan, RAAA director of breed improvement, “which provides users of Red Angus and Simmental genetics the industry’s most reliable genetic predictions.” In addition, the RAAA has expanded its feeder calf certification program (FCCP), designed to help Red Angus producers market their calves by providing source, age and genetic verification. The new Allied Access program, focused on helping commercial operators, provides a new level, allowing producers to enroll calves that are less than fifty percent Red Angus.


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Red Angus have been a good fit for Wayne and Anita Reams of Lazy Way Bar Ranch, twelve miles north of Hobbs in eastern New Mexico. The couple got started in the commercial cattle business in 1984, then started getting interested in the Red Angus in 1994, Anita said. They bought their first registered bull in 1995, then bought a few registered mamas. “We were raising some nice calves, but not getting near the price for our commercial calves as we were for the purebred Red Angus calves. Finally, we decided to sell the commercial cows and go to straight Red Angus.” One of the best things about the breed is their gentle nature. “Their disposition is just great. When they calve, you can go right up to them in the pasture, check the cow and calf for any problems, and ear tag the calf with no trouble,” she said. “I think they are the best animals people could have. You have to respect them, but if you do, the animals won’t hurt you.” She also cites their hardiness, which was put to the test this year. Due to problems with their irrigation well, the family lost their hay crop this summer. “We have fed them what hay we could find, and the cattle have done really well considering the horrible drought. They are having to get out there and scrounge, and I am amazed at how well they have done.” Wayne, 79, and Anita, 75, have sold both bulls and heifers over the years and are now gradually trying to get out of the business. At one time, they held a production sale with a neighbor, but today sell animals private treaty, from the ranch. “We enjoy the cattle, but it is quite a lot of work and we don’t have any help,” she explained. They recently sold ten bred cows to a couple who are just getting started in the cattle business, and are sharing their knowledge and experience, as well. “They call and ask for advice, and we are glad to help. It just takes experience. I am sure there are some things that haven’t happened to us, but you never know, you just have to take it day by day,” Anita said. “You’ll learn the hard way sometimes, but you’ll learn.” “It’s a good thing we sold those cows when we did,” she continued. “They called to let us know that they already have three bull calves on the ground, and if those calves had been born here, I don’t know if I would have been able to let them go.” The Reams have bred their cattle for low birth weights. They bought one of their herd bulls, Matchmaker, in Colorado, and have been really pleased with the low

birth weight calves he producers. “We don’t want to be out there in the middle of the night checking cows and pulling calves, and we don’t want our customers to have any problems.” “Our cattle are like family. It has been a pleasure to have the Red Angus,” Anita concluded. Building Their Numbers

Gary and Rhetta Good, of Slash T Cattle Company, started out with Red Angus cross commercial cattle in 2002. Over the years, the operation has gradually transitioned to a purebred Red Angus operation. For many years, the Goods ran yearlings on their ranch 40 miles south of Ft. Sumner, between Ft. Sumner and Elida. After their sons grew up and moved away, leaving the couple with a lot less help for the cattle operation, the Goods started looking at other options. In 2002, they purchased 328 composite cows – Red Angus/Hereford/Shorthorn – from the Padlock Ranch in Sheridan, Wyoming, getting out of the yearling business and into the cow business, Gary explained. “It was a good choice, we have really enjoyed the cattle.” He was very pleased with both the cows and their offspring. “I really liked the cows’ disposition, fertility, and size. Longevity is another thing, they served me well for a long time.” Pastures are rolling sand hills and mesquite country, and the Red Angus do pretty well, Gary noted. “This is more cow country than yearling country, which is another reason we switched. The cattle scatter out well and utilize the pasture.” The ongoing drought has been a big factor in helping the Goods move to a purebred Red Angus herd. “Last year, we got rid of the last of the composite cows. We have been through several years of drought, and have had to cut our cow herd back a lot.” Gary has continued to build his Red Angus herd, focusing on bloodlines with strong Beckton genetics. For the past three years, he has purchased bred heifers from southeastern Colorado, and his Red Angus bulls have come from Marshall McGinley in Las Cruces and R.A. Brown of Throckmorton, Texas. This year, he saved 26 heifer calves as replacements, and is running them on irrigated pasture in Ft. Sumner. Although Gary has not yet done any crossbreeding with the Red Angus, he said he has considered it. When it comes down to it, he said, there continued on page 24 NOVEMBER 2012


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is not too much difference between Red and Black Angus, he just likes the red color. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has really promoted the breed, and the calves sell well. Next year, he plans to start enrolling his calves in the RAAA’s feeder calf certification program. When it comes time to market the calves, they will be RAAA certified and source and age verified. Gary and his father also have a yearling operation in Lea County, and his father has a cow/calf operation in Elida. “We market our calves commercially in the fall. So far, we have not fed any out, but I wouldn’t be opposed to it. I think they would feed out n and grade really well.”

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takes all inputs and outputs, including birth dates, weaning weights, feed costs and more, and computes the production cost per animal. “It lets us know just what it takes to raise a calf, so we can see if we’re raising our registered cattle as cheaply as commercial producers do.� The Bradleys market both weaned heifers and experienced cows from the ranch, starting in late May or early June. Interested customers’ names are put on a list, then when the females are ready to go, the Bradleys contact customers starting at the top of the list until all available females are sold. Bulls are sold at the family’s annual production sale, set this year for February 16, 2013 at the ranch. Customers are invited to come out on Friday before the sale for dinner and a chance to look at the bulls in a relaxed environment. “Everyone has their own methodology – some are focused on budget; some have a specific trait, like calv-



ing ease, that they are looking for; and others look at all the numbers.� This year, bulls will be tested with new technology developed by Pfizer Genetics and adopted by the American Angus Association, which identifies 50,000 DNA markers. Data from this test is the equivalent of having several progeny on the ground. “We want to give people more confidence in what they are buying and reduce the unknown, so we have stepped out there, spent the money, and made the commitment,� Mary Lou said. “The big question in farming and ranching today is, “How can we do more with less?� and genetics are a big part of that equation.� Bulls are grown out in large paddocks on a ration that is primarily roughage. “Fertility is number one, and we make sure our bulls have good feet and legs,� Minnie Lou said. “If you don’t have a bull that can walk, he’s not going to do you much good.� continued on page 34




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jinglejangle Greetings CowBelles, ith 2012 rushing past and the end of the year almost upon us we have a greater challenge than any in recent memory. Now, more than ever, it is important for each one of us to do all we can to encourage beef consumption. Promoting beef is our mission. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work harder than ever before to bring your message to the public. Domestic beef demand during July was up compared to last year, but export demand for U.S. beef was down 14.9 percent. Export demand has declined each month this year. Retail beef prices in August were up from the same time last year and the ninth highest month ever. Clearly, it is supply that is sending cattle and beef prices higher. The U.S. drought is making meat more expensive and testing demand for chicken, beef and pork as prices climb. But it is consumer beef demand that will determine how high prices will go and how we survive into the next year. Consumer decisions are driven by value, which is a combination of preferences and price of a product. It is our job to insure that consumers are educated about the value of beef in a healthy diet relative to the alternatives of pork and poultry. Tyson, the nation’s largest meat company, predicts future price increases as the drought pushes up prices for feed corn but they said its chicken business would remain profitable next year. Their beef and pork sections have been experiencing “very difficult market conditions” that will result in lower profit. According to Tyson, they expect their chicken and pork segments to generate at or above normal income ranges but beef margins could be below the typical range. Again, our work is cut out for us. We MUST reach the consumer with our positive message about beef. Sales of beef and pork in grocery stores and other retail outlets were down in the latest quarter, while chicken sales were flat. Shoppers remain frugal and are buying less expensive cuts within the meat categories. Domestic demand for ground beef took a hit after the controversy over lean finely textured beef. At this time con-




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DATES TO REMEMBER n November 15 – Annual Reports due to President-Elect (50 copies) n Volunteer Time Sheets due to President n November 16 – Registration Deadline for Annual CowBelle Breakfast Cost: $25.00 – Send to: Lyn Greene, HC 75 Box 22, Mountainair, NM 87036 n December 6-9 – Joint Stockmen’s Meeting, NMCB Board of Directors & General Membership Meeting, Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North n December 7 – NM CowBelles Board of Directors Meeting n December 8 – NM CowBelles General Membership/Awards/ Officer Installation n January – Round up month for membership n February 4-7 – ANCW Annual Meeting, Tampa n February 19 – Ag Fest 38th Annual Five State CowBelle Round Up and Texas. The first speaker was Polly Ruhland, CEO of Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, Denver, CO. Her topic was “Beef Check Off Update.” The second speaker was Tammi Didlot, President of American National Cattlewomen, Inc. from Moore, Oklahoma. Her topic was “Advocacy Alliances and ANCW.” The goal is to teach consumers to make informed decisions about what they eat. Agvocating is telling the ag story through social media such as blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, face to face and legislation. A good website for learning how to blog is Shea Arnett narrated a style show coordinated by Wanda Bradley of Espe’s/3 West. The third speaker was Dalene Hodnett, Director of Communications and Media Relations New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, Las Cruces, NM. Her topic was “Professional Agriculture Awareness on a Shoe String Budget.” The social media is not a fad, it is here to stay. Use Facebook to tell your story. Websites such as and give provide templates on how to set up a blog. Blogs and Facebook entries should emphasize family, care of animals and land, long term proposition, economics, and the nutritional value of beef. The fourth speaker was Marianne Rose, Lariat CowBelle Reporter/Hiscontinued on page 27

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torian and Masters of Beef Advocacy Alumni. Her topic was “Education for Advocacy.� Everyone received a folder with information on the Masters of Beef Advocacy program and educational opportunities provided by Beef Check Off. Owaissa Heimann presented the Cowboy Ethics. For the entertainment of the attendees there were door prizes, a silent auction, and gifts provided by 1st National Bank of New Mexico and Farmer’s & Stockman’s Bank. There were vendor booths by Espe’s/3 West, Gladstone Mercantile, Mary’s Flowers & Gifts, Stanley Home Products and Go Foods. Besides being a day of wonderful education opportunities, it was a great time of networking, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Respectfully Submitted by,Marianne Rose Lariat CowBelle Reporter/Historian The Chuckwagon CowBelles met at the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair in October with 14 members present and Toni Barrow presiding. The State Fair booth questionnaire and the flier that was handed out to kids were shared and discussed. The format was very impressive. It even included riddles and jokes to help kids think about

beef. This secretary’s favorite goes like this: “Where do cattle go to dance? Answer: to a meatball.� Toni announced the Pumpkin Patch event on October 20th and 21st and then again on the 27th and 28th. There was also discussion about the 4-H pumpkin fundraiser on October 20 at the Ag Science Center in Los Lunas. It was decided to attend the Mountainair Christmas fair on November 17. Toni announced that December 6-9 are the dates of the Cattlegrowers’ and CowBelles’ annual meetings. She said that February 9, 2013 is AgFest, May 1-3, 2013 will be WALC, and ANCW’s Region VI meeting is slated for April 25-27 in St. George, Utah. Vera Gibson reported that $83.88 was collected this morning for Horses for Heroes. The Christmas party will be at the home of Sue Forrest in Belen. It will be a potluck, but Sue will provide drinks and the meat dish. It was decided to adopt Horses for Heroes for another year instead of giving Christmas gifts to each other during the Christmas party. Toni mentioned dues: $35 for local or $75 for local and ANCW membership. PLEASE BRING YOUR HOURS, TIME AND MILEAGE TO THE NOVEMBER MEETING AND GIVE THEM TO BABBI! Toni requested program ideas for the 2013 year. There was discussion about the

Check-Off dollars. The 2013 District Workshops will be held during the week of March 18 – 21. Phyllis Hawley introduced Sheila Trevitt, manager of the Shaffer Hotel. Vera Gibson then shared a letter from Governor Martinez’ office addressed to the National Fish and Wildlife Service director. In it she implored the NFWS to remove the wolves that have been terrorizing Catron and Grant Counties. There was discussion about this. Bec Campbell gave a presentation on her trip to France and Monaco. She relayed how moved she was by the archeological digs there and how they brought history – even Biblical history – to life. The photographs she shared were certainly indicative of the great time she had. The next meeting will be at Babbi Baker’s house on November 6, 2013. Respectfully submitted by Babbi Baker The Powderhorn CowBelles met at the home of Abby Hoffman in Tucumcari. Four of members attended 5-States in Clayton; Karen Kelling, Joan Key, Sandy McKenna and Carolyn Bedford. At the previous meeting members decided to participate in Winter fest, a project of the De Baca County Chamber of Commerce. Finalized plans are to sell breakfast burricontinued on page 29

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querque is called Ballut Abyad meaning “white oak” in Arabic. The exact circumstances of the city’s creation are uncertain. Historian Howard Bryan wrote: “Spanish officials at the time [the town was established] were required to make detailed reports . . . but researchers have searched Spanish archives in vain for the required instrument of founding….” Credit for the founding of the plaza goes to Spanish Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdés who in April 1706 wrote the following to the viceroy in Mexico City: “I certify to the king, our lord, and to the most excellent señor viceroy, that I have founded a villa on the banks and in the valley of the Rio del Norte in a good place in regards land, water, pasture and firewood. I have given it as the patron saint the glorious apostle of the Indies, San Francisco Xavier, and called and named it the Villa of Alburquerque.” The governor averred that the villa was populated by 35 families which amounted to 252 people: men, women and children. In modern times, this villa is generally referred to as Old Town. Albuquerque was first incorporated as a town in 1863 and on March 2 citizens elected seven aldermen: Cristobal Armijo, Salvador Armijo, Manuel Garcia, Tomas Gonzales, W. H. Henrie, Morris Miller and William T. Strachan. They in turn passed a body of town ordinances, among which was one which addressed both decorum and public health: “. . . any person making water, or depositing any excrement, under any porch, or upon any sidewalk or wall in front of the plaza, or within the cemetery, or in any street, road [etc.] … shall be fined not less than five dollars.” It is noteworthy, too, that by ordinance, it was illegal to “carry arms” in Old Albuquerque. Violations of that law carried a fine of from five to twenty-five dollars. New Town Albuquerque was created in 1879 in anticipation of the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad the following year. A surveyor named Walter Marmon, a native of Ohio who had lived at Laguna Pueblo for a dozen or so

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years, is well known as the man who did the survey and laid out the street grid for Albuquerque’s “original townsite” in 1880 as the railroad approached. The Town Company, which owned the land, stopped Marmon when he reached High Street, a scant seven blocks east of the railroad. No one believed that Albuquerque would ever stretch to the east beyond that point. For a time, there were two towns called Albuquerque, but Old and New became one in 1882 because, for one thing, the United States Post Office was confused. Albuquerque grew slowly from statehood in 1912, when the population was about 11,000, until 1940 when it reached a bit more than 35,000. In the decade of the 1940s, primarily because of the development of military training facilities, the population grew to nearly 97,000. Population doubled again in the 1950s to more than 200,000. Albuquerque’s population according to the 2010 census was 545,852 in the city proper; 887,077 in the metro area which includes parts of Valencia and Sandoval Counties, and the city of Rio Rancho (at nearly 90,000 according to a 2011 estimate by the U. S. Census Bureau). Since that same 2011 population estimate shows New Mexico with just over 2,000,000 people, the Albuquerque area amounts to more than forty percent of the total. It certainly merits some consideration. See: Howard Bryan, Albuquerque Remembered; William E. Davis, Miracle on the Mesa, Nasario Garcia & Richard McCord, Albuquerque ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Three Centuries to Remember; Robert Julyan, The Place Names of New Mexico; Marc Simmons, Albuquerque; “Town Ordinances of Albuquerque, New Mexico 1863”, Rio Abajo Weekly Press, May 5 & 12, 1863; United States Census Bureau (Don Bullis’ most recent book, New Mexico Historical Biographies, won the 2012 Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico.)

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tos and coffee and to have a beef dip for people to taste with the recipe available on December 1, 2012. A letter was read from Sharon King about a beef promotion project at the Pumpkin Patch in Albuquerque on the weekends of October 20/21 and October 27/28. Karen Kelling and Frances Speight would like to help and will contact Sharon. Any member may contact Karen Kelling or President Key for details if interested. NMCB President Beverly Butler sent a notice about the Annual Meeting December 7 and 8 reminding us it is not too early to think reservations. Registration deadline is November 16. The American National Cattlewomen and Southern Ag Credit present ANCW AgBoutique. ANCW has purchased a booth at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Tampa, Florida February 6-8, 2013 to sell books by authors with an intimate knowledge of the beef industry. Anyone who has access to such a book or to whom this sounds interesting should contact Karen Kelling at for particulars! What a great idea! The nominating committee presented the following slate of officers for Powderhorn for 2013: Joan Key,

President; Ellen Vaughan, Vice-President; Dorothy Vaughan, Secretary; Carol Thorpe, Treasurer. Yetta Bidegain introduced Mildred P. Lovato, President of Mesalands Community College. She introduced herself as a product of New Mexico, born and raised in the south valley in Albuquerque. She received her education at New Mexico University and New Mexico State University. Her career has been in K12 education and also the justice department, mostly dealing with family therapy. She has been President for a year and is proud of Mesalands and its development and growth and anxious for us to enjoy the tour. The Rodeo Team is quite a draw for students with this interest and talent with an active program and good standing all across the US. The Wind Research and Training Center is the recipient of an ongoing grant. The science department has a grant in Stem research which has been expanded and renewable for five years. A new Math Science Learning center has been built. There is a foundry for both precious metals and cast iron. Members were privileged to see a “pour� and have the process explained. In the Farrier barn the group witnessed a student “floating� teeth on a horse. Next to this were examples of Artistic Silversmithing and

metal engraving. Every student in this class makes a pair of spurs and that is just the beginning of this highly technical skill. Many students receive their GED and transition on in to college life, learning techniques for a productive way of life. Dorothy Vaughan, Secretary The July meeting of the Frisco CowBelles discussed the follow-up logistics of the annual fundraiser Barbecue, Auction and Dance held the weekend of June 30th. The food was great as was Bucky and Friends who played for the Dance; attendance was lower than usual but all had a good time. Catron County Fair will be August 22-26, 2012. Frisco will donate to the steer exhibitors, general fund, champion steer and county bred steer. The buckle for county bred steer is also from Frisco CowBelles. August 19, 2012, Frisco CowBelles met. Final plans for the Catron County Fair were made. There will be a CowBelle table in the exhibit building with beef literature available for the public. Financials for both Ranch Days and the Barbecue were updated; still waiting on a couple of receipts. Now have the December dates for the annual meeting in Albuquerque. Frisco is hosting the Saturday continued on page 30




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morning breakfast meeting. They will be starting to put ideas together for decor of the morning and getting information about what is needed. The auction chairman, Jeanne, has almost enough art work for the 2013 barbecue/auction event. That is putting things together early – great! September 17, 2012, Thank you notes were read from Beverly Butler, Sharon King and Lyn Greene for the State Fair man-power dollars. Dates were also sent to notify us for District workshop/meetings. Our area is Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and Frisco is hosting that one. The group has a pretty good idea of some decorations and the meal to be served that day. Financials for Ranch Days and the Barbecue were all settled. Jeanne is continuing to look for large frames to be used next year to frame some of the prints. We have more details about the breakfast meeting in December during annual cattle growers and what we are expected to do for it. Some items have already been collected and prepared to go. Several of the members are planning to attend also. Operation Respect materials have been put out in the motels and cafes during hunting seasons. Hopefully people will read and respect the land, etc. We will invite prospective new members to join our local. Submitted by Margie McKeen Borderbelles has had a busy fall. The group raised over $1,800 with a brand quilt raffle to fund the scholarship and help with operations. Members had a booth at the Southwestern New Mexico State fair and during Agtoberfest on Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2012 members visited with about 300 children and families emphasizing the byproducts of beef. NM Beef Ambassador, Courtney Hurt helped out. Borderbelles elected officers for the coming year. They are President – Beverly Butler, Vice-president-Treasurer – MariAnne Treadwell, Secretary-Reporter – Tamara Hurt. The group will be placing Christmas lights on the windmill at the Chamber of Commerce office for the holiday season, where a sign will be hung on the windmill stating the lights are compliments of area ranchers. New Mexico CowBelles: Thank you to all who have submitted their news to “Jingle Jangle.” Please send minutes and/or newsletters to: Jingle Jangle, Janet Witte, 1860 Foxboro Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88007 or email: the 14th of n each month.




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My column this month is about chickens, jaguars, wildfire studies and ranchers being fined for protecting their property

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Mexico shows basically all of the southwestern part of the state plus Doña Ana and Otero County. That fits in real well with the proposals for national monuments in both counties. As I’m about to finish writing this a “mysterious” photo of a jaguar in southern Arizona has shown up. Actually, the photo is of a tail, but Arizona Game & Fish says nine out of ten experts they consulted said the tail was that of a jaguar. This just happens to occur during the comment period. Quite a coincidence, ain’t it. As Sue Krentz recently wrote, “Without a GPS stamp and date stamp, that photo could have been taken anywhere in the world at any time.” Truth be known, anyone who has read attorney and biologist Dennis Parker’s comments on behalf of the Pima Natural Resources Conservation District, the Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties and others will know the USFWS proposal is on awful shaky ground. Forest Fires

Two Democrat Senators from a western state have written to Secretary of Agricul-

ture Tom Vilsack asking for an in-depth wildfire study. Saying it had been “ a historic wildfire year” with records broken for the “most destructive wildfire in state history”, the Senators wanted some answers. They wrote, “The unprecedented nature and pattern of these fires calls for a systematic and scientific analysis to learn how we as a society can do better. Our goal is to make sure that the lessons learned — positive and negative — are captured and acted upon appropriately.” New Mexico Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall you ask? Nope, I’m afraid not. The two Senators seeking to protect their citizens are Mark Udall and Michael Bennett of Colorado. Now let’s say you’re a rancher who spots a fire on your place. You have the means and equipment to fight or slow down the fire. Should you take immediate action? Not if BLM is involved and you don’t want to pay a fine. The most recent examples are from Idaho. In August, Elba rancher Clair Teeter, with the help of local firefighters, was able to save his home from a fire which started on federal land. He watched his farm equipment smolder though, as they were unable to save it. Sixteen years prior, he

lost miles of fencing and 150 tons of hay from a similar fire. “You can’t go onto public land even to save your own home,” Teeter said. “They’ll give you a ticket”. The Times-News reports that “Landowners sometimes watch as crops, livestock and equipment burn, because public land policies prevent them from using their own tractors or dozers to make firebreaks on public lands to prevent the blaze from encroaching on their property.” Earlier this summer, BLM sent letters out to ranchers reminding them of their policy. One rancher has since received a $1,250 fine for “unauthorized destruction of vegetation”. Save your property and pay the government a fine. Sounds like a great policy. The feds have accumulated all kinds of “emergency” powers. It’s way past time some emergency powers were handed back to private individuals. 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 ( and is the founder of The DuBois Rodeo Scholarship (

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Tom Cooper, 72, Las Cruces, passed away on October 17, 2012, following a short illness. He was born on July 27, 1940 in Cooper, New Mexico to Mark and Faye Cooper. Tom was raised on a ranch northeast of Roswell, New Mexico, and was a proud graduate of Roswell High School’s Class of 1958. He later graduated from New Mexico State University, after which he began his life-long career in public accounting. In 1976, he purchased the first of several ranches that would become Cooper Cattle Company. He loved the cattle business – the cattle, the horses, and being outdoors in God’s country – almost as much as he loved his children. Tom was a leader in issues he held dear to his heart, especially regarding private property rights and public lands issues, constitutional policymaking and private enterprise. He served as an officer in Las Cruces Tea Party, chaired People for Preserving our Western Heritage, and also served on the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Committee. He was a firm believer in capitalism and free enterprise. Tom was a member of Mission Lutheran Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and many good friends. Tom is survived by his wife, Carol Cooper; three daughters, Marla, Las Cruces, Carla Bell (husband, Michel) of Midland, and Carrie, Hobbs; one son, Greg, Las Cruces, and step sons Gary Thurm, Jr., Minden, Nevada, and Evan & Renee Thurm, Portland, Oregon; four grandchildren and brother Carl Cooper (wife, Mardine), Roswell. Barbara Jean (Jeanie) Read Elkins, 72, Piùon, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 31, 1940 in Alamogordo, the daughter of Joseph C. Read and Ruby J. (Frilick) Read. She was a longtime resident of Cloudcroft before moving to Dunken in 1969. On January 15, 1959 she was married to Sam M. Elkins in Cloudcroft. She had owned and operatored the Turquoise Shop in Cloudcroft since 1974. She built her business from the ground up with her savvy business skills and care for others. She established a loyal customer base that reached from across New Mexico into west Texas, even throughout the U.S. She was beloved by all who knew her for her generous spirit, driving ambition, and her genuine love and kindness for others. She was a member of the Dunken Community continued on page 35

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Church and the New Mexico CowBelle’s. Survivors include her husband of 52 years Sam Elkins; daughter Shawna Smith, Ruidoso; sons Alden Elkins (wife, Tami) Dunken, and Randy Elkins (wife, Tracy) Hope.; eight grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Gertrude “Gertie� Twiss Delk, 87, passed away at Gila Regional Medical Center on September 18, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born to Richard Michael Twiss and Gertrude Pole Twiss on August 7, 1925, in El Paso. When she was four years old,her family moved to Vanadium, where her father was the business manager at the Ground Hog Mine. The family remained in the area and she graduated from Hurley High in 1944. After graduation, she went to work for the Empire Zinc Mine. She met Forrest Delk at the Bayard Lions Club where he and his Gully Jumpers band were playing for a dance. They married on January 20, 1945, and moved to the family ranch below the Kneeling Nun, where they lived together for the next 51 years. Life revolved around cow work, Forrest’s dance music, and their family. After Forrest’s death in 1996,Gertie remained on the ranch. She loved her home in Lampbright Canyon even though she had to deal with everything from rough sometimes impassable-roads to a bear outside her bedroom window. Not long before her 80th birthday, she had to kill a rattlesnake near her porch. Throughout her life, Gertie tended to the needs of her family. She was always there supporting them,whether tapping her foot at the edge of the dance floor, cheering at basketball games, or baking to raise money for FFA. Gertie was a wonderful cook and served many meals, whether at the table at home or on the tailgate when working cattle. Gertie was active in Copper CowBelles and the Mimbres Booster Club. She loved to crochet and spent many hours making afghans for her family. Gertie is survived by her son Joe (wife, Diane) Mesilla, daughter Linda Cox (husband, Harlie) Faywood, son Jimmy (wife, Suanne) Deming; seven grandchildren, and thirteen greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by sister Mary Emerson, National City, California, sister Pat Barker, Roswell, Georgia, sister-in-law Dee Johnson, Silver City, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth Doak, 96, died January 9, 2012 in Clayton. She was born Ruth Florence Folse to Charles D. and Lena Belle Folse in Kansas City, Missouri, August 18, 1915. Ruth grew up in Kansas City, and attended

the College of Industrial Arts, in Denton, Texas (it was later named Texas State College for Women). After earning a teaching degree, Ruth accepted a job teaching in Claude, Texas. Her stories of standing all 4'11" of her stature against big, unruly country boys were priceless. Ruth met and married Deming Doak, Claude, on July 4, 1937 and forever spent her anniversary at a rodeo. Ruth and Deming and Deming’s father purchased a ranch at Gladstone, New Mexico in 1944. They drove their cattle across country to the new ranch. From being a city girl, to a school marm, and then to a ranch wife, Ruth met each challenge. She learned to drive after moving to the ranch. She cooked, sewed her own clothes, and raised her children without a phone or electricity for many years and she loved it all. Ruth and Deming bought a ranch in Kersey, Colorado with their son, Alan and his family in 1965 and then moved to Miles City, Montana in 1967. They stayed there for ten years, raising both commercial cattle and the registered Herefords the Doak family had been involved with for many years. After selling the Montana ranch, they moved back to Clayton buying a small ranch where they continued their registered herd until Deming’s death in 1987. Ruth is survived

by her daughter, Marcia Miller (husband, Ken) Clayton; son, Alan (wife, Ellaine) Cave Creek, Arizona; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Editor’s Note: Please send In Memoriam announcements to: Caren Cowan, N.M. Stockman, P.O. Box 7127, Albuquerque, NM 87194, fax: 505/998-6236 or email: 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.

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Number, Severity of Animal Cruelty Cases On the Rise nimal welfare cases are a growing part of the job for the New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB), which has jurisdiction over cases involving livestock, and the majority of these cases involve horses. Since July 1, inspectors Tim Allison, Barry Allen and John Eisenberger, along with investigators George Mendoza and Gene Cessun have investigated 26 animal cruelty cases in Area 1, which includes Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt and Curry County, according to Area Supervisor Shawn Davis. Charges have been filed in seven of those cases, and six are still being monitored by inspectors. This year, Davis said, his inspectors are on track to do about 30 more cases than last year, and the severity of the cases is getting worse. In the southwestern part of the state,


Inspector Buddy Eby currently has cases pending in Grant County, and Janice Blandford is working with the Luna County Sheriff’s Department on two cases there. Animal cruelty cases are also pending in Otero County said area supervisor Troy Patterson. “We’re seeing an increase in the number of court cases, we pursue. It’s a growing problem, and seems to be a combination of things all coming together at once – the market is not what it used to be, the economic downturn, higher hay prices – it’s kind of a perfect storm.” The charges that can be filed against an owner for animal cruelty range from misdemeanor to felony charges, depending on the specifics and severity of the case. If an animal dies, felony extreme cruelty charges can be filed. The NMLB has a good working relationship with district attorneys and judges in Area 1, and lately has had a 100 percent conviction rate when charges are filed. Three quarters of complaints come from the public, while others come from horse rescues, animal protection groups, and inspectors in the course of their daily work. Inspectors respond to every complaint, and take them all seriously, anonymous or not. When an inspector responds to an animal cruelty call, they first rate each animal’s body condition from one to ten, with one being very skinny and ten being obese. Inspectors are required to take some type of action if a horse’s body condition is rated a three or below. Often, if a horse is

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emaciated, but not so severely that the inspector believes its life is in danger, the inspector will try to work with the owner on feeding and veterinary care, giving him a chance to rectify the situation. In those cases, Davis explained, the inspector will monitor the situation from 30 to 90 days, checking on the animal two to three times a week, and if they see improvement will release the restrictions on the owner. However, if the owner does not satisfy the inspector, the animals are impounded and charges are filed. “We like to start out by giving people a chance, most people in these cases are having some kind of trouble,” he said. In cases where the horses’ condition is severe or a horse is dead, inspectors will file for a seizure warrant, impound the animals and get the survivors veterinary care, and collect evidence for prosecution. In some cases, people will surrender the animals to the agency, saying that they just can’t care for them anymore, he noted. As animal cruelty cases increase, so does the cost. Inspectors spend a good deal of time on paperwork, investigation, court and follow-up, which takes them away from other duties. Veterinary care, feed and board for impounded horses also quickly adds up and is often between $200 and $500 per horse. “According to state law, if convicted, a defendant is liable for the costs of his horse’s care. We have a good conviction rate, but have yet to get repayment on any of these cases,” Davis said. Inspectors in Area 1 have started an outreach program designed to try and alleviate the number of cases. On Saturday mornings, they visit homes in problem areas, and conduct “Knock and Talks,” talking to horse owners about feeding programs and veterinary care. In addition, Davis said, the NMLB has stepped up training programs statewide. He has developed an eight-hour training course for inspectors focused on seizures, disposition, and cruelty trends. “All inspectors are required to take the course, to make sure we’re not only all on the same page, but also heading in the same direction statewide.” And, inspectors never know when a routine call or traffic stop is going to turn into something much bigger. Northeastern New Mexico inspector April Riggs was called to the port of entry on the New Mexico/Colorado border when a livestock truck was detained for problems with his logbooks. The driver was hauling slaughter horses from South Dakota to Los

Lunas, for export to Mexico, and said he thought he had a horse or two down. After unloading the truck and finding several dead horses and others in bad shape, Riggs detained the driver and load to allow the horses time for veterinary care, feed and water, and contacted the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Because of the nature of the shipment, authority fell under the USDA. Riggs is also pursuing nine counts of animal cruelty against the driver. Since then, Riggs has stopped and detained several similar loads, although not to that extreme, to ensure the horses’ health and safety. Earlier this year, an inspector near Portales pulled over a man hauling horses. The driver had no ownership papers for the horses, and was very vague about where he was going or coming from. By state law, if horses don’t have papers, the inspector assumes they are stolen, so the horses were seized. The driver never returned to claim his horses, which is not common. A few weeks later, inspectors Allison and Allen made a similar stop, with a driver with a similar story, but this time the NMLB called in Drug Task Force Five, which found 1,750 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment in the trailer. The NMLB is now working with other law enforcement agencies to train and prepare inspectors for this type of situation, both to increase law enforcement success and for the inspectors’ own safety. The U.S. Border Patrol recently contacted the NMLB about a man who was stopped on horseback near Columbus leading another horse, trying to cross the border into Mexico. No agency trailer was available, so Blandford took her personal truck and trailer to Columbus to impound the horses. Because one of the horses was in such bad condition, the man was charged with animal cruelty as well as an export felony for trying to take horses into n Mexico with no inspection.

NMCGA/NMWGI Missions Accomplished Sept./Oct. 2012 by MICHELLE FROST Worked on NMCGA membership Attended and Participated at State Technical Committee Meeting n Worked on A-Plus Antelope Comments & Attended Albuquerque Mtg. n Mailed NMWGI Membership Dues n Attended Beef Industry Improvement (BII-NM) Meeting n Hosted YCLC Jr. Showmanship Class for New Mexico State Fair n Worked Junior Beef Classification Provided all labor necessary for staging the Junior Steer Show at 2012 New Mexico State Fair n Worked 2012 NMSF Calf Scramble Contest n Recognized 2012 Ranch Family of the Year at New Mexico State Fair Jr. Livestock Sale n Attended PIT Rule deliberations n Attended Supreme Court Hearing Mt. Taylor cultural designation n Hosted Hunt Coalition Meeting n Worked on updating & creating new website n Met with New Mexico Livestock Bureau Government Affairs Personnel n n

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ome may not be aware of it, but one of the duties of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMCGA) president elect is to spend two (2) legislative sessions in Santa Fe. I don’t know who developed the plan, but over time I have learned to greatly appreciate it. Not only does it allow the incoming president to hit the ground running because they have a thorough knowledge of the issues facing the industry after that stint, but it also gives staff and leadership time to get acquainted. It might not be “bonding” but management styles, needs and expectations are definitely outlined. When Phil H. Bidegain was president elect, he couldn’t understand why I didn’t start the day with a priority list and work down it. After a conversation or two, I produced a priority list for him that included all the things on my plate at the time. Then he was concerned that I didn’t work from the top to the bottom of the list, but rather picked off items in what I guess seemed to be a pretty random fashion. That was because with all of the issues NMCGA addresses and with a membership that is being impacted on all fronts, priorities generally change with the first or second phone call every morning. In between those phone calls, you pick off the items that can get finished in the time available or has the earliest deadline. On any given day, there can be as many as 20 different items/issues that the NMCGA is working on all at different stages of progress. When you change bosses every two years, you become accustomed to rolling with the flow to the greatest extent possible to accomplish the greatest amount. None of this, however, prepared me for a couple of questions that have been asked in the past few weeks. Calls from reporters are at least a weekly occurrence in the office. Generally the topic is wolves or whatever lawsuit was filed by those who would drive us from the land. When the reporter called about wolves,

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I made an offhand comment about all the work he had been doing on events at New Mexico University (NMSU). He then wanted to know if Joe Delk really represented NMCGA when he spoke in support of the actions of the Board of Regents and requested that the proper emphasis be placed on the core missions of a land grant university — agriculture and engineering. I responded that of course Joe was representing the Association, and a fine job he did, by the way. The next question was the one that shocked me. The reporter asked why NMCGA cared about NMSU. Clearly I have been taking much for granted than I should have been. Aside from the fact that agriculture is what feeds the world and NMSU is the place for agriculture to be taught, NMSU is where lots of our members got their higher education. It is where they hope to send their children for a good education. The Cooperative Extension Service from NMSU is available in every county of the state and offers tremendous services in youth development and numerous other areas of community support. The reporter was unaware that the Extension program had taken huge hits during the past year. His next question was what difference it makes if there is an Extension agent in a local community — the community would survive. My answer to that was a bit more complicated. Sure a community might survive without a county agent, but when you take that family out, along with closing a Post Office, the loss of local businesses to “big box” stores in more urban areas, banks being bought out, what will rural communities have left? I guess I confused him enough on the issue that he decided that the subject wasn’t worth pursuing. All The Pretty Horses

Another topic of grave concern that has been highlighted over the past several months is the growing issue of unwanted horses and no humane way to dispose of them. New Mexico Livestock Board Chair-

man Bill Sauble and Director/Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture have brought together an unwanted horse working group to see if solutions could be identified. In the spirit of making the table as large as possible, the group includes the livestock and racing industries as well as rescue groups and Animal Protection of New Mexico. There is effort to lump horses into the “companion” animal category from some quarters and with that comes a whole scary series of consequences from taxing feed to electronic animal identification. The group has met three times and some good is beginning to come from it. With the help of Horses For Heroes’ Rick Iannucci, who has brought in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Veterans Affairs it looks like there may be a place for these horses in prison rehabilitation. At the last meeting the secretaries of both these departments were on hand along with Secretary Witte to begin the research necessary to get a program launched. Having three cabinet secretaries in one meeting certainly underscores the significance of the issue. At any rate when the issue of using prisoners came up, there was a question on the criteria that would be used in selecting inmates appropriate to work with animals — after all there had been a horse beat to death by a trainer in the southern part of the state with a crowbar. We were quickly able to establish that inmates are not provided crowbars to alleviate that concern. As we moved on to other topics, one of the first that came up was the need for a mandatory identification system via electronic chips for all horses in New Mexico. You might imagine how that set with me. After several minutes I finally stated that NMCGA had policy opposing any such program. After a bit of verbal sparring, Animal Protection of New Mexico turned to the rest of the group and asked, “What does continued on page 39

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New Mexico Cattle Growers’ have to do with horses anyway?” So much for these folks having any idea whatsoever what ranching is all about — or what animal welfare in general is about to people who live and work with animals every day. When that round of hilarity subsided a few more efforts were made to explain why such a system is not even implementable and the meeting soon adjourned. Again, clearly we are not telling our message well enough if our detractors don’t even understand what we do, not to mention who we are. On that late thing . . .

Thank you for all the thoughts and comments regarding my lesson on being tardy last week. It seems I am not doing as well as I should be yet. Apparently to be on time you also must be smart enough to enter the correct time in your electronic calendar. My apologies to Senator Bill Paine, Representative Larry Laranaga and the New Mexico Business Coalition. I am still in learning mode, but determined to do better!

Then here is the latest example on NPR (National Public Radio): “Writing in the New York Times recently, Michael Marder, author of the forthcoming Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life, calls for “plant liberation.” Plant stress, Marder points out, does not reach the same intensity, nor does it express itself in the same ways, as animal suffering. This fact, he adds, should be reflected in our practical ethics. “But, he continues, “the commendable desire to ameliorate the condition of animals, currently treated as though they were meat-generating machines, does not

justify strategic argumentation in favor of the indiscriminate consumption of plants. The same logic ultimately submits to total instrumentalization the bodies of plants, animals and humans by setting them over and against an abstract and rational mind.” Therefore, he concludes, “the struggles for the emancipation of all instrumentalized living beings should be fought on a common front.” In other words, what is good for the goose is good for the gooseberry. Smith continues, “I have been poundcontinued on page 82

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Joint Stockmen’s Meeting Dear Members, Supporters and Friends! he primary aim of agriculture is to cause the land to produce more abundantly and at the same time to protect it from deterioration and misuse all the while growing wholesome, nutritious, inexpensive food and fiber. New Mexico Ranch Families have been doing just this for well over 100 years.


As we stop and reflect over the past year we are reminded just how resilient agriculture and ranch families are. 2012 has brought devastating wildfires, drought and high cost of doing business as well as agency regulations and the opposition attacking our way of life. But, New Mexico Agriculture showed our tried and true colors; we stood our ground together, fought back hard as we saw victories over the year. If we are to feed today’s global population and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050, we need to continue to fight hard and enhance our operations. Continue to educate not only ourselves on new and innovative practices, but the public as a whole and our elected officials as to the importance of New Mexico’s agriculture and ranching families. The 2012 Elections have wrapped up and it is time for all of us to call upon our local, state and national elected officials to do their job and protect our food supply as well as the families that grow it. There will continue to be challenges so now more than ever it is vital that we educate new elected officials and strengthen our relationships with agriculture supporters to have our voices heard. We need your presence at the 2012 Joint Stockmen’s Convention to help identify issues and develop policies that will guide us through the 2013. We need your voice and support as we carry out our policies to decisions makers. Together we will Plan, Protect and Prevail for our heritage, way of life and New Mexico Agriculture.

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2012 Joint Stockmen Convention Schedule ROOM KEY:

GR…Gallery Room SF…Santa Fe KOKO…Kokopelli AZT…Aztec MAR…Marbella

LC…Las Cruces COR…Coronado SAN…Sandia TS…Taos TAM…Tampico

YUC…Yucatan RG…Rio Grande ATR…Atrium SR…Santa Rosa COZ…Cozumel

Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Trade Show

Set-up Hallway / TS / LC

8:00 a.m.



9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cattlemen’s College Sponsored by Pfizer

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New Mexico Livestock Board

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Range Improvement Task Force

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cowboy Christmas

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

N.M. Angus Association


8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Allied Industries SAN


Saturday - December 8, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dairy Producers of New Mexico Board Meeting


6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

NMCGA Nominating Committee


5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Lounge


NMCGA Past President’s Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Trade Show Reception Hallway / TS / LC Sponsored by New Mexico Beef Council 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Allied Industries SAN

6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

NMCGA Board Breakfast


7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

NMCGA Finance Committee


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Trade Show

Hallway / TS / LC

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. AG POLICY GENERAL SESSION 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Children’s Lounge TBA Sponsored by New Mexico Stockman Magazine

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by New Mexico Stockman Magazine 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. N.M. CowBelles General Membership Meeting / Awards / Officer Installation 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday - December 7, 2012

Silent Auction

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Scrapie Task Force Meeting


10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dairy Farmers of America Meeting


10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. NMCGA Promotion & Marketing Committee


10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. NMCGA Theft & Health Committee 11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. NMCGA Research & Improvement Committee 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Family Luncheon


1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.





8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Trade Show

Hallway / TS / LC



9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Silent Auction


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Cattlegrowers’ Foundation Meeting


9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. M-44 School


9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Clayton & Corona Research Center Boards Meet


10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Joint Wildlife Committee


10:10 a.m. - 10:40a.m. NMCGA Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. DowAgro Sciences


10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. NMCGA Feeder Committee


10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. NMCGA Oil & Gas Committee


11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. NMCGA Legislative Committee


11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. NMCGA Resolutions Committee


11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. NMCGA Water Committee


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Stockmen’s Luncheon


Sponsored by Farm Credit of New Mexico Speaker, New Mexico FFA Invited

Sponsored by Hi Pro Feeds & Animal Health Int’l Baxter Black Sponsored by Pfriert

YUC 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

M-44 School


2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

N.M. CowBelles Board of Directors Meeting


3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

NMCGA Private Property Committee


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NMCGA Board Meeting


2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NMCGA General Session


3:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Allied Industries Committee


4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

NMCGA Cross Cultural Committee


5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NMCGA 2013 Board Meeting


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Attitude Adjustment



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4:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Joint Federal & Trust Lands

4:40 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

NMCGA Tax & Special Issues

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

N.M. Hereford Association Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

N.M. Beef Cattle Performance Association

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

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NON-VOTING MEMBERS Susan Navarro Allied Industries Committee

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Allied Industries Committee Dean, College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at NMSU N.M. Beef Council N.M. CowBelles NMCGA Insurance Administrators Insurance Services of N.M.

New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Past Presidents * DECEASED *1914-1916 *1916-1918 *1918-1920 *1920-1922 *1922-1924 *1924-1926 *1926-1928 *1928-1930 *1930-1932 *1932-1934 *1934-1936 *1936-1938 *1938-1939 *1939-1941 *1941-1943 *1943-1946 *1946-1948 *1948-1950

Calvin Glenn Wm. Ray Morely Victor Culberson T.E. Mitchell Hugh L. Hodge C.M. O’Donel Tom P. Talle T.A. Spencer Robert H. Royall Albert K. Mitchell Lee S. Evans A.D. Brownfield Oliver M. Lee Con W. Jackson Tom Clayton E.G. Hayward George A. Godfrey G.W. Evans

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Roy Forehand Ed Heringa Sherwood Culberson Dick Snyder W.I. Driggers John Stark Will Orndorff J.L. (Les) Davis Noel Rankin W.O. Culbertson, Jr. Reuben E. Pankey Alvin M. Stockton Charlie T. Lee Albert J. Mitchell Phil Harvey, Sr. Phillip Bidegain Bob Jones Don Hofman Peter T. Mocho W.F. (Dub) Martin H.W. (Bud) Eppers Bill King Wesley Grau Bill Humphries Bob Frost Jimmy R. Bason Phil H. Bidegain Don “Bebo� Lee Bill Sauble Alisa Ogden Bert Ancell

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Cattleman of the Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977

George Ellis George Cureton Prof. John Knox J.L. Doak Mrs. Linda Lambert A.B. Cox A.D. Brownfield George A. Godfrey Lee R. Hammond G.W. Evans Lee S. Evans Albert K. Mitchell Marshall Sellman Floyd W. Lee J.C. Neafus Joe Pankey Alvin M. Stockton Sherwood Culberson Noel Rankin W.O. Culbertson, Jr. George Pendleton R.E. Pankey Fred Daugherty Bill Littrell J.L. (Les) Davis Jasper Koontz

Bell Ranch Lordsburg University Park Grenville Mosquero Las Cruces Deming Animas Clovis Magdalena Laguna Albert Albuquerque San Mateo Newkirk Truth or Consequences Raton Lordsburg Silver City Las Vegas Animas Truth or Consequences Clovis Cimarron Cimarron Corrales





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(Note: Unless otherwise noted (*), all NMCGA members are welcome and entitled to vote in the committees of their choice.)

Las Cruces Las Cruces Glenwood Monticello Albuquerque Cheyenne, Wyo. Mesilla Park Hope Artesia Roswell Las Cruces

Ag Policy Committee Theft & Health Sub Committee Curt Kelling, Cuervo Mark Whetten, Newkirk

Chairman Vice-Chairman

Promotion & Marketing Sub Committee Alicia Sanchez, Belen Justin Knight, Tucumcari

Chairman Vice-Chairman

Research & Improvement Sub Committee Stan Jones, Broadview Kris Wilson, Bell Ranch

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Allied Industries Committee

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Chuck Stocks Frank DuBois Linda Davis

Chairman Vice-Chair

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Membership Sub Committee NMCGA Executive Committee

Finance Committee Bert Ancell, Springer Chairman Tom Payne, Roswell Vice Chair All Past Presidents as well as NMCGA Executive Committee

Public Relations Sub Committee Becky Spindle, Stanley Scooter Sanchez, Belen

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Litigation Committee Mike Casabonne, Chairman Jim Jackson, Vice Chairman Jimmy R. Bason Howard Hutchinson Mike Casabonne Jim Grider Bebo Lee Sato Lee Alisa Ogden Bill Sauble Matt Rush

Hope Albuquerque Hillsboro Santa Fe Hope Carrizozo Alamogordo Mountainair Loving Maxwell Las Cruces

Boe Lopez, Springer Amanda Culbertson, Amistad Kayla Drummond, Reserve

Chairman Co-Vice-Chairman Co-Vice-Chairman

Legislative Sub Committee Jose Varela Lopez, La Cieneguella Nikki Hooser, Springer Pat Woods, Broadview

Chairman Co-Vice-Chairman Co-Vice-Chairman

Natural Resources Committee Natural Resources Sub Committee

Membership Relations Committee

Bob Ricklefs, Cimarron Tracy Drummond, Reserve

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Wildlife Sub Committee Jeff Bilberry, Elida Jack Diamond, Winston

Federal & Trust Lands Sub Committee Chairman Vice Chairman

Renewable Energy Sub Committee Tom Sidwell, Tucumcari Shane Goemmer, Willard

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONTINUED Gene Whetten, Magdalena Gerald Chacon, Espanola Mike Hobbs, Cimarron

Chairman Co -Vice-Chairman Co-Vice-Chairman

Taxation & Special Issues Sub Committee Chairman Vice-Chairman

Bernarr Treat, Roswell John Conniff, Las Cruces

Chairman Vice-Chairman

Oil & Gas Sub Committee Bob McCrea, Roswell Irvin Boyd, Eunice

Chairman Vice-Chairman

Nominating Committee Alisa Ogden, Loving, Jose Varela Lopez, La Cieneguella

All Past Presidents and Mike Casabonne Phil Harvey, Jr. Nikki Hooser Randell Major

Chairman Vice Chairman Hope Mesilla Springer Magdalena

Property Committee Private Lands Sub Committee Brad Christmas, Wagon Mound Heidi Humphries, Tucumcari

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Resolutions Committee Becky Christmas, Wagon Mound Tiffany Dowell, Albuquerque All Committee Chairmen

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New Mexico Cattle Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association Executive Directors History Horace H. Hening Jr. Bob Talbott Roy Lilly Jim Brown Bill Warbois Denny Gentry Vic Culbertson Al Schneberger Caren Cowan

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Cattlegrowers Foundation Phil H. Bidegain, Chairman Linda Davis, Vice President Sunny Nixon, Secretary Laura Hall, Treasurer John Conniff, Nikki Hooser, Tom Mobley, Kay Payne, Jack Roberts,

Tucumcari Cimarron Santa Fe Albuquerque Las Cruces Springer DoĂąa Ana Roswell Las Cruces

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Priefert brings Baxter Black to Stockmen’s Luncheon, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 axter Black, described by the New York Times as “. . .probably the nation’s most successful living poet,” thinks it’s an exaggeration. He can shoe a horse, string a bob wire fence and bang out a Bob Wills classic on his flat top guitar. Cowboy poet, ex-veterinarian and sorry team roper, he has more hair around his lip than on his head. Raised in New Mexico, spent his workin’ life in the mountain west tormenting cows, now he travels the country tormenting cowboys. Since 1982, Baxter Black has been rhyming his way into the national spotlight, and now stands as the best selling cowboy poet in the world. He’s written several books (including one rodeo novel and its sequel), recorded over a dozen audio and video tapes, CDs and DVDs, and has achieved notoriety as a syndicated columnist, radio commentator, and more recently with his TV program “Out There” on RFD-TV. From the Tonight Show and PBS to NPR and the NFR, Baxter’s wacko verse has been seen and heard by millions. His works are prominently displayed in both big city libraries and small town feed stores. Baxter lives in Benson, Arizona, between the Gila River and the Gila monster, the Mexican border and the Border Patrol and between the horse and the cow – where the action is. Everything about Baxter is cowboy; his cartoonish mustache, his personality and his poetry. He hasn’t changed a thing about his subject matter or his delivery. He makes a living shining a spotlight on the flaws and foibles of everyday cowboy life, the day-today ups and downs of people who live with livestock and work the land. He demonstrates that it is the truth in his humor that makes it funny. Driven by a left hand sense of humor, Black evokes laughter just by being there. He still doesn’t own a television or a cell phone, and his idea of a modern convenience is Velcro chaps. So, in a nut shell (where some believe he may have evolved) there is considerably more to Baxter than just an entertainer. He is the real thing. Because, as he says, “It’s hard to be what you aren’t.” Baxter’s philosophy is simple enough – in spite of all the computerized, digitized, high-tech innovations now available to mankind, there will always be a need for someone n who can “think up stuff”.


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tories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons, and light candles on the darkest night — every storyteller knows she or he is also a teacher . . .” says Patti Davis, a modern inspirational speaker and storyteller. Many industry leaders have encouraged us in the agriculture business to tell our story — consumers are increasingly interested in where their food comes from and how it has been raised. While that is certainly important, we have other stories, more intense and urgent stories, which are also important to animal agriculture — stories about how government regulations, drought, and market swings affect our business. Karen Kelling’s new novel, The Comanchero’s Grave is a story that weaves these realities about ranching life into a mysterious and intriguing tale that is sure to entertain as well as teach. Thirteen-year-old Lovella Grady has a lot on her mind as she and her mother arrive one windy December day at the Crossover Ranch in northern New Mexico. Ranching is in Lovella’s blood and is her dream, but that dream seems to be unraveling before her eyes. Still reeling from the loss of her grandparents, she must now accept the fact that all the cattle on the ranch will be sold to satisfy the impending


“death tax”. Grandpa Hank promised the ranch would be hers one day, but the day of the sale she watches as pieces of her future leave one trailer-load at a time. Like many family ranches today, the Crossover Ranch has a long and interesting history. As Lovella learns of the mysterious and dangerous characters who have been a part of the ranch’s past, she encounters some present-day, not-sofriendly folks who know how to hold a grudge. Kelling takes us on a wild ride of conspiracy, fear, jealousy, young love, and the bravery of a young girl desperate to hold on to her heritage. The Comanchero’s Grave offers a glimpse into the modern-day ranching world and a family torn between honoring the past while preparing for their future. Kelling’s vivid descriptions of a stormy winter adventure in cattle country makes it the perfect tale to enjoy by the fireside. Better still, it is a story that teaches important lessons about legacies, shared dreams, and how a family can come together to save what means so much to them all. Editor’s Note: You can meet this author and many others who have been reviewed in the Stockman at the Cowboy Christmas, Friday, December 7, 2012 in the Kokopeli Room at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are still available $40 per person, $60 per couple!

Jacque Matsen, National Cattlemen's Beef Associaion, will be telling ranchers how to Turning Food Fights into Food Dialogues: The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has joined nearly 80 agriculture organizations together to lead the national conversation about food – a conversation that for too long has carried on without the perspective of farmers and ranchers. Learn about the surprising market research findings driving the USFRA movement and some early successes. You’ll also hear about how the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and The Beef Checkoff (founding members of USFRA) are ensuring the beef perspective gets heard and how you can get involved. 66



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New Mexico Beef Council


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PROGRAMS STATE ANNUAL REPORTRESEARCH TWENTY TWELVE Checkoff-Funded Research Continues to Improve Beef Supply Social Media

Dear Fellow Producers:

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;good news - bad newsâ&#x20AC;? year.

NMBC co-sponsored the 10th annual Beef Industr y Safety Sumabout beef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthfulness. The growing consumer interest in local mit in Tampa, FL in March 2012. Coordinated by the Beef Industr y food production affords us the oppor tunity throughout our promoFood Safety Council (BIFSCo) and the Beef Safety Program staff at tions, to put a face on the industr y â&#x20AC;&#x201C; real producer families raising NCBA (a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program) and funded in wholesome beef. par t by the Beef Checkoff Program, this Summit continues to fur ther In recent years, the Council has continued to cut wor thy the great strides that have been made in food safety. The reduced promotion projects due to shrinking checkoff dollars and diminishincidence of E.colii and creation of higher standards for beef safety ing buying power of those dollars. We are at a point where some continue to increase consumer confidence in beef. cattlemen are suggesting increasing the state checkoff to two dollars. There is not another segment of your business that can match the retur n-on-investment that the checkoff ear ns. The beef industr y and agriculture needs to continue to become less reactive and more proactive. The Beef Checkoff allows us to be proactive. In order for ofatihne s2t0 wfefesct tBiveee, f wSeym heRld ro1n2gSaonudthe np eo esdiuYm OU theNM BeBeCf w Cahsecaksopffotnosorer m isnuR ll ien Jnaeneudafrey.eTdhbeacgkatfhroem rina gllop f roovdeur c3e0r0s.NPMleansd e TcX allraanncyhe orfs ppoosrwt.eW a ddrCouncil essed tiDirectors mely issueors Dina. such as beef production methods, fire afterthe math, climatology forecasts, range management and markets. Happy Tr Happy Trails, Trails,

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A A Lazy 6 Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 AC Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Accounting & Consulting Group . . . . . .97 Ag New Mexico FCS ACA . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Ken Ahler Real Estate Co Inc . . . . . . . . .88 American Angus Assn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 American Galloway Breeders Assn . . . . .79 AquaKnow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Arizona Ranch Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . .85 Artesia Trailer Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 B B & B Farm Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Ken Babcock Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Bar G Feedyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Bar M Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85, 86 Tommy Barnes Auctioneer . . . . . . . . . . .82 Jimmy R. & Pattilou Bason . . . . . . . . . .95 Beaverhead Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Best in the West Brangus Sale . . . . . . .105 BJM Sales & Service, Inc . . . . . . . . .67, 81 Black Angus “Ready for Work” Sale . . . .20 Border Tank Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Bovine Elite LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Bowman Livestock Equipment Co . . . . .69 Bradley 3 Ranch LTD . . . . . . . . . . .15, 80 Brands/ Leon Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Brennand Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 C C Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 79 Carter Brangus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80, 100 Carter’s Livestock Equipment . . . . . . . .67 Mike Casabonne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Casey Beefmasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Cattleman’s Livestock Commission . . . .51 Caviness Packing Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Don Chalmers Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Chase Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Clavel Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Clayton Cattle Feeders . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Clovis Livestock Auction . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Coba Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Coldwell Banker de Wetter Hovios . . . . .86 Chip Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Conniff Cattle Co LLC . . . . . . . . . . .25, 49 Copeland & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Cowboy Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Cox Ranch Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 R.L. Cox Fur & Hide Co . . . . . . . . .53, 81 CPI Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 CS Cattle Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 George Curtis Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 80 D D Squared Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bruce Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 David Dean/Campo Bonito . . . . . . . . . .87 Dan Delaney Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Desert Scales & Weighing Equip . . .67, 82 Diamond Arrow Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Domenici Law Firm PC . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Dry Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15


E Elgin Breeding Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Emmons Ultrasound Services . . . . . . . . .82 Express UU Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . .5, 95 F Farm Credit of New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . .8 Farmway Feed Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 FBFS / Monte Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . .62 FBFS / Larry Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Five States Livestock Auction . . . . . . . . .51 Freeman Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Bob & Jane Frost Family . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Fort Worth Stock Show . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Fury Farms Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 G Genex/Candy Trujillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Giant Rubber Water Tanks . . . . . . . . . .46 Gift Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Goemmer Land & Livestock . . . . . . . . .51 Grau Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Wesley Grau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Tom Growney Equipment Inc . . . . . .4, 81 H Hales Angus Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 79 Harrison Quarter Horses . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Hartzog Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 79 Hat Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Headquarters West Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Headquarters West Ltd / Sam Hubbell . .84 Henard Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Hi-Pro Feeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Don & Abby Hofman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Bob Homer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Nikki Hooser / Kathy Longnecker . . . . . .93 Horses For Heroes Cowboy Christmas . .39 Hubble Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 107 Hudson Livestock Supplements . . . . . . .29 Huguley Co. Land Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Hutchison Western . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 I Inn of the Mountain Gods . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Insurance Services of New Mexico . . . . .55 J J & J Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 J - C Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 JaCin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Jim & Val Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Steve Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Joe’s Boot Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 K Kaddatz Auctioneering & Farm Equip . .81 Kail Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 79 King Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Bill King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 L L & H Mfg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

La Gloria Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . .18 Lakins Law Firm PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Lasater Beefrmasters . . . . . . . . . . .34, 80 Lazy D Ranch Red Angus . . . . . . . .22, 80 Lazy Way Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Sato Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 LG Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Liphatech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Jim Lyssy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 M Major Ranch Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Manford Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 80 Manzano Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Mathers Realty Inc/ Keith Brown . . . . . .87 Matlock & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Maverick Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Paul McGillard / Murney Associa . . . . . .86 McGinley Red Angus . . . . . . . . . . . .24, 80 McKenzie Land & Livestock . . . . . . . . . .18 Merrick’s Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Mesa Feed Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Mesa Tractor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 81 Mesa Vista Veterinary Hospital . . . . . . . .96 Michelet Homestead Realty . . . . . . . . . .87 Chas S. Middleton & Son . . . . . . . . . . .86 Miller Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Monfette Construction Co . . . . . . . .71, 81 Munks’ Manufacturing Inc . . . . . . . . .103 N Nationwide Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 NM Ag Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 NM Beef Council . . . . . . . . . . . .74-77, 95 NM Cattle Growers Insurance . . . . . . . .43 NM CowBelles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 95 NM 4-H Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 NM Property Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 NMSU Animal & Range Sciences / .68, 69 No-Bull Enterprises LLC . . . . . . . . . . . .50 O Old Mill Farm & Ranch Supply . . . . . . .72 Onate Feed Mill LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 O’Neill Land LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 P Paco Feed Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Phase-A-Matic Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Phillips Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53, 82 Philmont Scout Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 PolyDome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Porter Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Pratt Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Cattle Guards / Priddy . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Dan Puckett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Purina-Land O Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 R Ramro LLC / R J Cattle Co . . . . . . . . .102 The Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 D.J. Reveal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45, 81 Frank Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Bob Ricklefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Riley & Knight Appraisal, LLC . . . . . . .86 Robbs Brangus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Robertson Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 81 ROD Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Roswell Brangus Breeders Co-Op . . . .111 Roswell Brangus Bull & Female Sale . .101 Roswell Livestock Auction Co . . . . . . . . .12 S Sandia Trailer Sales & Service . . . . .52, 81 Santa Rita Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 78 Sauble Ranch Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Bill & Debbie Sauble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Sci-Agra Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Scott Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Scrap Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Silver Spur CowBelles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Singleton Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . .80, 93 Skaarer Brangus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Socorro Plaza Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Southern Star Ranch . . . . . . . . . . .80, 106 Southwest Ag Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53, 65 Southwest Brangus Breeders Assn . . . .104 Southwest Red Angus Assn . . . . . . .25, 80 Stallard Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 State Fair Junior Livestock Auction . . . .108 Stockmen’s Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Joe Stubblefield & Associates . . . . . . . . .89 Swihart Sales Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 T T & S Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 T & T Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 T4 Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 TechniTrack LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Tequesquite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Terrell Land & Livestock Co . . . . . . . . . .88 Texas Shorthorn Association . . . . . . . . .80 Candy Ray Trujillo’s Black Angus . . . . . .20 The Turquoise Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 U U Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 United Country Vista Nueva Inc . . . . . . .88 USA Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 V Jose J. Varela Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Vermejo Park Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Virden Perma Bilt Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 W Westall Ranches LLC . . . . . . . . . .79, 104 Williams Windmill Inc . . . . . . . . . . .71, 82 Rex Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 WW - Paul Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Y Yavapai Bottle Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . .71, 82 R. L. York Custom Leather . . . . . . . . . .71

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115 Acre EBID 1 15 A cre Farm, Farm, Hatch, Hatch, NM, NM, – E BID w/5 Wells. Great IIrrigation rrigation w /5 Supplemental Supplemental W ells. G reat Production Farm – Call For Price. Motivated Seller. If you are looking to Buy or Sell a Ranch or Farm in Southwestern NM or Southern AZ give us a call:

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Southwest New Mexico Farms and Ranches orses 5 5.34 .34 AC CRE FARM with EBID located off Sayles y Road in Mesquite, q NM. Great little farm for your y dream home. me. H Horses elephone & eelectric lectric aavailable. vailable. O wner ffinancing inancing available. available. Priced Priced at at $119,000 $119,000 o -H aanimals nimals aallowed. llowed. T orr 44-H Telephone Owner ust 110 0m iles ssoutheast outheast o eming, N .M. T he p roperty cconsists onsists o pprox. 8800 00 aacres cres D eeded, 5560 60 AHONEY HONEY PA ARK RK – JJust miles off D Deming, N.M. The property off aapprox. Deeded, MA aacres cres S tate L ease, & 9900 00 aacres cres B LM. T his h istoric p roperty iiss llocated ocated h igh u p iin n tthe he F lorida M ountains & ffeatures eatures a State Lease, BLM. This historic property high up Florida Mountains p ark llike ike ssetting, etting, ccovered overed iin nd eep g rasses w ith p lentiful o ak & jjuniper uniper ccovered overed ccanyons. anyons. T he ccattle attle aallotment llotment w ould park deep grasses with plentiful oak The would b pprox. 30 30 head head (AUYL). (AUYL). W ildlife iincludes ncludes d eer, iibex, bex, jjavalina, avalina, q uail & d ove. T his rrare are jjewel ewel w ould m ake a g reat bee aapprox. Wildlife deer, quail dove. This would make great ome ssite ite ssecond econd tto on one. P rice rreduced educed tto o $$550,000. 550,000. llittle ittle rranch anch w ith v iews & a h with views home none. Price 5m iles ssouth outh o eming, N .M. eeast ast o ighway 111 Located 115 1 ((Columbus Columbus Highway) Highway) on on CR-11. CR-11. SA AN N JU UAN AN RA ANCH NCH – Located miles off D Deming, N.M. off H Highway cres cconsisting onsisting o pproximately 22684 684 aacres cres D eeded, 33240 240 S A pproximately 24,064 24,064 aacres tate Lease, Lease, 13,460 13,460 BLM, BLM, & 4,680 4,680 Approximately off aapproximately Deeded, State llotment w ould b pprox. 1183 83 h ead ((AUYL). AUYL). T here aare re 6 ssolar u ncontrolled. The The cattle cattle aallotment olar p owered stock stock wells wells with with uncontrolled. would bee aapprox. head There powered pproximately 66½ ½m iles p ipeline. T he rranch anch h as a v ery d iverse llandscape m etal sstorage torage tanks tanks & aapproximately andscape cconsisting onsisting of of high high metal miles pipeline. The has very diverse uniper & o ak ccovered overed ccanyons, anyons, m ountain ffoothills oothills & d esert g m ountain p eaks, d eep jjuniper rasslands. T here iiss plentiful plentiful mountain peaks, deep oak mountain desert grasslands. There bex, jjavalina, avalina, q uail & d ove. A ttruly ruly g reat b uy! P rice reduced reduced to w ildlife iincluding ncluding d eer, iibex, to $550,000. $550,000. wildlife deer, quail dove. great buy! Price for ssale ale o ff S halem C olony R oad. B orders tthe he R io G rande rriver. iver. 113.55 2 6.47-AC 3.55 aacres cres E BID ssurface urface w ater CRE RE FA ARM RM for off Shalem Colony Road. Borders Rio Grande EBID water 26.47-A rrights ights / 226 6 aacres cres p rimary & ssupplemental upplemental g round w ater rrights. ights. P riced aatt $$317,640. 317,640. primary ground water Priced 2 7.50 A cre F arm - Consists Consists of of 3 tracts tracts – 8 A cres, 8 Acres, Acres, & 111.5 1.5 A cres – w ill ssell ell sseparately. eparately. F ull E BID & sshared hared iirrirri27.50 Acre Farm Acres, Acres will Full EBID g ation w ell. C ommunity w ater, eelectric, lectric, ttelephone elephone & g as on on Camunez Camunez Road Road gation well. Community water, gas arm lland, and, great great mountain mountain & valley valley views. views. to adjoining adjoining p roperty. Beautiful Beautiful ffarm to property. Take Highway Highway 28 28 south south tto oS an M iguel, eeast ast or or left left o nH ighway 192, 192, first first Take San Miguel, on Highway DAN DELANEY rright ight or or south south on on Las Las Colmenas, Colmenas, tthen hen lleft eft o east on on Camunez Camunez to to end end of of pavepaveorr east REAL ESTATE, LLC ment. Priced Priced at at $467,000. $467,000. ment. Arrington Ranch Ranch Located Located jjust ust w est o Las Cruces, Cruces, NM, NM, between between Highway Highway Arrington west off Las 3318 18 W W.. A Amador mador Avenue Avenue 70 and and Afton Afton Road Road on on County County Road Road B006. B006. 199 199 head head permit. permit. 881 1 acres acres deeded, deeded, 70 Las Cruces, NM L as C ruces, N M 88005 88005 approximately 3090 3090 state state lease lease and and 32,760 32,760 acres acres BLM BLM ((approximately approximately 37,508 37,508 approximately ((O) O) 5575/647-5041 75/647-5041 acres total). total). 5 pastures, pastures, 4 wells wells and and 2 dirt dirt tanks. tanks. 1940 1940 adobe adobe home home with with 3 bedbedacres ((C) C) 5575/644-0776 75/644-0776 rooms, 2 baths baths and and 1526 1526 square square feet. feet. Reasonably Reasonably priced priced at at $450,000. $450,000. rooms, n w

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New Listing! Carefree and Cave Creek Forest Allotments – Portal, AZ: Well priced grass & mountain ranch. USFS rated at 185 head for 6 mo. 40 acres deeded. This ranch adjoins the Split Rock Ranch. Asking $155,000 REDUCED! Cactus Ridge Ranch: San Manuel, AZ: 48-head year-long. Very nice bunkhouse on the state. 7 acres deeded. Ranch might be a candidate for FSA. Asking $295,000 Pomerene Ranch – Benson AZ, 81 head yearlong, 92 Acres Deeded, 7650 acres AZ State Lease, nice ranch with many new improvements. Ask Scott Thacker about the current FSA loan, EQIP Projects, & the Range Rest Rotation payments. Asking $425,000 IN ESCROW! Broken Arrow Ranches: Western Arizona: 2 contiguous ranches (North Clem & Saddle Mountain). Historically strong steer ranches w/large ephemeral increases during the winter. 71 Deeded Acres plus BLM & State Leases. Nice Manufactured Home. Beloat Ranch – Rainbow Valley AZ, 300 head BLM & State Lease. Ranch located in

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the Western AZ desert, basic housing on State Land, well developed & maintained. No deeded. Asking $615,000 Marana Farm – 130 Acre farm, 22 acres irrigated, pecans & pastures, 2 shops, nice large house, spa, pool & huge tree lined pond. Great lifestyle ranch, Close to Tucson & convenience. Asking $995,000 New Listing! The Historic Fourr Ranch – Dragoon AZ: 225 Head Year-Long on 1200 Deeded Acres, State and Forest leases. Perfect mix of a functioning cattle ranch, rich history, and amazing headquarters. 4 Houses plus a main house and an indoor swimming pool. The ranch might be a guest ranch or large family estate. Asking $2,800,000 Split Rock Ranch – Paradise AZ.: 6,000 acres deeded, 200 head year long, State, BLM, Forest, Increased AG production could be developed, basic ranch housing, beautiful setting. Asking $3,631,800

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Little Cayuse Ranch – 1905 Hwy 42 south of Willard has 1,680 acres. Price includes NM grazing lease, HQ home, barn, shed, tack room, bunk house, 3 wells, 4 pastures, an 80 acre pivot. Priced at $850,000. Arroyo Sanchez Ranch – 160 deeded acres w/1,800 acre NM state grazing lease. Perimeter fenced, dirt tanks, pipeline drinkers. Price is $398,750 OR increase the size of this ranch to 4,735 acres w/285 deeded acres & price is $750,000. Sombrero Ranch, Trujillo, NM – 1,442 deeded acres has 2 pastures. Perimeter fenced, 3 cold water wells, 2 dirt tanks & springs in the coolie. Asking $575,358. La Cueva Canyon Ranch – 1,595 deeded acres w/240 acres of BLM. Very scenic parcel has tall pines resources, canyon springs, good dirt tanks, new fence on NE corner. Turkeys, deer & other native species abound. Priced at $990,333 Owner may carry. Trigg’s Ranch – 1,240 deeded acres lies adjacent to La Cueva Canyon ranch on Apache Mesa. Good access & incredible views. Off the grid in the tall pines. Has good pasture grasses. Asking $768,800. Owners will finance. Ledoux, NM – 60 acre dry land terraced farm is perimeter fenced, has overhead electric on site. Bottom land is sub-irrigated. Located ½ mile north of Ledoux. Priced at $240,000. Dilia, NM – 35 deeded acres irrigated farm land for sale. 35 acres of water rights go w/sale plus farm equipment. Its fenced, has stocked fish pond, m/h on site w/community water & septic. Priced at $548,000. Anton Chico – 65 acre fenced irrigated farm has over 100 acres of ditch rights. HQ home on historic register. Has bunkhouse & shed/shop & irrigation/farm equipment goes w/sale. Priced below appraisal at $698,900. Jaymar Rd. Stanley, NM – 77 acre has 3 pastures fenced & cross fenced, 1 trap, loafing sheds, hay storage & tack room. Very nice HQ mfg home onsite. Small horse operation is priced at $390,000. Owner may lease back.

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NEW R RA AN A NCH OFFERINGS The “100 Ranch” – located in central NM, northhwest of Carrizozo. Rated at 1,200 animaall units. Comprised of deeded, state & federal lands, a total of approx. 55,850 acres or 87 sections. A wide variety of terrain & forage comb i n e t o m a k e t h i s a p r o d u c t i v e & sc e n i c o p e r a t i o n . W i l d l i f e i n c l u d e s e l k , mule deer, & antelope aallong with quail & dove. The “SO Ranch” – located just north of Roy in northeastern NM. This ranch i s c o m p r i s e d o f d e e d e d , s t a t e & U .S . F o r e s t S e r v i c e N a t i o n a l G r a s s l a n d s , withh a total of approx. 14,680 acres or 23 sections. Most of the grasslands are fenced separately. This is open rolling country, best suited for summer yearlings but cows can be run if desired. Carrying capacity varies: about 250 AUs to 300 AUs, or 850 to 1,200 yea rlings during the summer season dependent upon the length of the grazing term & the conditions. A few mule deer but maaiinly antelope are present. The “10 Section Huunnting Ranch” – located in southhern Harding Counttyy not far from Logan & Ute Lake. This is a rugged ranch, has an ideaall habitat for wildlife, mainly mule deer, turkey & quail with a few lion & bear from time to time. Most of the ranch is deeded. The mesa lands are interspersed with canyons which have numerous dirt tanks. Very scenic with lots of trees & a wide variety of grasses & browses. The “5 Section” – is a small operation located just southeast of Moriarty. It is open, aallmost level country & has about 50 acres of water rights but is not currently being farmed. It has 1,365 deeded acres & 1,810 acres of state lease.


O’NEILL LAND, LLC P.O. Box 145, Cimarron, NM 87714 • 575/376-2341 • Fax: 575/376-2347 • Good inventory in the Miami, Springer, Maxwell and Cimarron area. Great year-round climate suitable for horses. Give yourself and your horses a break and come on up to the Cimarron Country.

Miami Horse Training Facility. Ideal horse training facility w/large 4 bedroom 3 bathroom approx 3,593 sq ft home, 248.32± deeded acres, 208 irrigation shares, 30' X 60' metal sided shop/ bunkhouse, 8 stall barn w/tack room, 7 stall barn w/storage, 10 stall open sided barn w/10 ft alley, 2 stall loafing shed, 14 11' x 24' RunIn Shelters, 135' Round Pen, Priefert six horse panel walker. Many more features & improvements. All you need for a serious horse operation in serious horse country of Miami New Mexico. Additional 150 acres available on south side of road. Miami is at the perfect year round horse training elevation of 6,200. Far enough south to have mostly mild winters. Convenient to I-25. Miami Horse Heaven. Very private approx. 4,800 sq. ft. double-walled adobe 4 bed., 3 bath home w/many custom features, 77.5± deeded acres & 77.25± water shares, large 7 stall horse barn, large insulated metal shop, large haybarn/equipment shed, all for $1,700,000, plus an additional 160+/- deeded acres w/142 water shares avail. $560,000 (subject to purchase of 77.5± deeded acre parcel.)

Miami Mountain View. 80± deeded acres w/80 water shares & house. $687,000. Miami. 10± deeded acres, awesome home, total remodel, awesome views $310,000. Miami Lookout. 80± deeded acres, water, buried utilities awesome views. $395,000. Miami WOW. Big home in Santa Fe Style great for family on 3 acres. $299,000. Miami Tangle Foot. 10.02± deeded acres w/water shares & meter. $150,000. Maxwell 240± deeded acres 200 water shares & home, very private. $350,000. Maxwell. 19.5± deeded acres, water, outbuildings, great horse set up. $269,000. French Tract. 74.17± deeded acres, water, remodeled house. Great buy. $239,900. Canadian River. 39.088± deeded acres, w/nice ranch home & river. $288,000. French Tract. 40.00± deeded acres, water, water meter. Build to suit. $95,000.

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Fall, 1974, Vermejo by CURTIS FORT

eptember first was here. Our mounts were shod and the first thing to do was to gather the dry cows out of a big pasture in the high country and work them. That summer Jim Jackson and his wife Val had held down the La Cueva camp way up in the high range. I loaded all six of my string in the bob tail truck, tied my bed and saddle on top and drove thirty miles to La Cueva. That was a great week! Jim and I left every morning gathering the mountains in Valle Vidal Pasture that stretched from La Cueva Camp to Clayton Cabins. The pasture had Comanche Creek right through the middle of it. The west side was the top of the Midnight Range and the east side, the top of Little Costilla Peak. On the south end of that pasture was a camp called Clayton Cabins, and several cowboys from the lower division of Vermejo were camped there gathering the lower half of the pasture. We were gathering a thousand cows that were dry that spring and were now fat from a summer in the high range, and hopefully bred. Jim and I would leave his camp every day and work some canyons and timber. What we came out with on Comanche Creek, we’d drive to the south end and throw in a big holding pasture. Charley Duran and Jim Taylor would trot down from Number One camp and help us. We had a big breakfast and didn’t eat until supper, except for the stick of jerky in our pockets and cold water from the plentiful mountain creeks. Way up a canyon was an old mining camp with cabins and shacks. Some still had old iron bedsteads, and stoves. There were holes in the side of that mountain where they had searched for gold and silver. One looked especially interesting, so we hobbled our mounts and Jim found a pine limb with lots of pitch and crawled in. When he could stand up, he got his torch lit and said, “Come on.” I knew there were no snakes at that altitude, but was a little concerned that it was Miss Mountain Lion or Mr. Bear’s home we were visiting without an invitation! There were rails for




those ore cars, and Jim went back quite a ways with me following that torch. But when the little hole we crawled in looked like a dish pan, I had gone far enough. We didn’t have any nuggets in our pocket when we crawled out, but that fresh air, big clouds and a fresh smoke made everything right again. For ten days we gathered and finally had all those dry’s in that big trap by the Clayton Cabins. Then we gathered them and went off the high range down through Windy Gap to the Ring Camp. It was quite a sight to see a thousand big dry’s coming down the trail off that mountain. At the bottom we trailed them to the Ring Camp pasture. What a great camp! All the corrals, main camp, and bunkhouse were made of logs. Slim Burmiester was a Vermejo puncher for many years, and the Ring Camp was his summer camp, then he wintered at the Van Houten Camp. The lower and upper crew camped there and we were several days working, and pregnancy testing those cows. While we were camped there, the Wagon Boss of the south half, with headquarters just out of Cimarron, drove back to the Cimarron headquarters. The next morning when he showed up, he had three new punchers with him . . .Doug Johnson, Gary Loveland, and Dan Salome. They were all good fellas and craving the cowpunchin’. We had eaten breakfast, and already were mounting up and getting the kinks out. The lower boss and new hands had eaten at the cookhouse at Cimarron, and were a little behind. We had left four or five mounts from the lower crew’s remuda in the corral for them. Those new fellas were young and a little nervous as they unloaded their beds, saddles, war bags and all, and they knew the crew was waiting for them to get mounted. The boss that had hired them went in the corral, caught his mount and told the new boys, “There’s your mounts.” He didn’t offer to rope them out, so they were trying to get them to turn to them with their bridles, and those

horses kept turning away. I felt sorry for them as they didn’t know if this was a real outfit, where they get their ropes and catch them, or some outfit that chases them around with their bridles, saying “Whoa!” So, I nodded to Jim, who definitely savvied what was going on. I opened the gate, and quick as a wink, he roped out each horse and held them so they could get their bridles on them and get saddled up. They were young but had savvy and we have been friends for all these years. They all became top hands, and men to ride the river with. After a few days working those cattle, the upper crew left there with the open cows on a long day and one-half drive to Castle Rock, where we dropped them in one of several holding pastures to be shipped the end of October. We didn’t see the lower crew the rest of the fall, as they had a big country to work, same as us. The “Park” crew pulled out to Number One camp with mounts, beds and all. There were lots of frosty mornings, with bull elk a-whistling. Jim Taylor would scatter us out to gather a certain part of that high range and we’d throw all the cows we gathered each day into the Costilla Vega. The Vega was a big holding trap with lots of grass and the Number One and Costilla Creeks came together about the middle, so there was plenty of water. We camped there two weeks gathering cattle into that vega. Every few days we would drive them to the top of the Costilla Range, down the Bernal Trail, which ended at the Elk Trap, then into all that country around Castle Rock Camp. What a great crew to work with . . . Jim Taylor, Charley Duran, Ron Beers, Bill Dabney, Bob Heath, and others. Those cattle knew it was fall and time to drift to lower range. There were always a few pair that might give us the slip, but eventually we’d get a loop on them. Bull elk would be bugling in every direction, and the aspen were at their peak of golden continued on page 91

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color. It rained and snowed a lot that fall, and I was glad I had used lots of Neat’s-foot oil on my riding outfit. Usually we’d be getting to Number One Camp around two o’clock. We would unsaddle and turn our mounts in with the remuda in the horse trap. Next we’d all pitch in peeling spuds and getting the wood stove going. If the roundup came together around one, the boss would have a couple of us hit a trot towards camp and have the coffee ready and the meat and taters a-sizzling when the rest got there. Those wood stove meals at that altitude were sure good. Then some of us would rest, or reset a shoe. About four thirty, a puncher would saddle-up and jingle the horses, and we would rope out tomorrow’s mounts and keep them up. Of course, the next morning they would get a feeding of oats while we were frying eggs. By the tenth of October we moved the remuda and all to Castle Rock and spent the next few weeks working, weaning, sorting, culling and drifting all the mother cows to winter range. We had cut out the bulls at the Torres Vega Pasture at bottom of Gold Creek and Bernal Trails, so we would deal with them later and they

wouldn’t be in the way with all the works at castle Rock. That was a lot of work at Castle Rock, so we camped there until the first of November. There were lots of holding pastures that were loaded with grass and well watered. With all the work, the cattle didn’t suffer much shrinkage and we had some better horses. After all the calves were worked, we’d pen several hundred cows each day and put them through the chute where the vet would preg-test them.

Those not bred went to town, and the keepers were all driven from there to the head of big canyons, where they would winter. What a great fall work . . . working with good punchers in a beautiful range. We finished up November first and drove all the horses to headquarters. The camp men headed for Cressmer, Costilla, and Shuree Lodges to guide hunters. The rest of us, who lived at headquarters, would n guide from there.

High Country, 1975 (l to r): Jim Charlesworth, Mgr. Vermejo Ranch, Jim Jackson, Curtis Fort, and Lloyd Bowen.

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Bob Ricklefs by CAROL WILSON

the West. Bob worked at Philmont as a wrangler during his college years. After finishing his agriculture degree at the University of Wyoming, Bob, who incidentally is an Eagle Scout, worked in a show horse program in Ohio before returning to Philmont to wrangle horses. “It is a 4:30 in the morning until 6:00 at night deal when you wrangle horses for Philmont,” he explained, “But when you are 18 that is the life. I knew that I wanted to work outside, but at first thought I wanted to be in game management. Boy, am I glad I switched.” After being in the horse department for several years, Bob started full time as a cowboy. He learned the trade from managers who had invested their lives in Philmont. He had been a part of the trail drive to take the cows to the high mountain cow camp for seven or eight years before he became cattle foreman. When Bob Knox decided to leave Philmont, Bob became Ranch Superintendent, a job he has held for more than 30 years. “Every day is different,” he stated, “But every day I am dealing with the land and resources.” A working cattle ranch

here is a place in northern New Mexico where purple mountains rise against the azure sky. A place where the buffalo still roam and the wind that whispers through the cottonwoods carries the scents of the rugged, towering Sangre de Christo Mountains. Cattle share pastures with trophy elk, and lessons in conservation and ranch philosophy are routinely taught. It is a place where thousands of boys from across the nation come to learn about nature, discipline, and themselves. It is the gateway to the Wild West. Here lives Bob Ricklefs, the man who teaches these scouts and their mentors what it is to be an American cowboy. Here, at Philmont Scout Ranch, lives Bob Ricklefs, chosen by his peers to be honored as the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Cattleman of the Year. Bob was one of the original MythBusters. He dispels the myths about the range and the beef industry, but that is just a part of what he does. His job as Ranch Superintendent at Philmont requires that he oversee the diverse livestock operations which include cattle, bison, horses and burros. He is also responsible for all of the farming, all the wildlife, all of the timber, and maintenance of the road system that


allows scouts and employees to get around on the 214 square mile ranch, as well as maintaining a fleet of over 100 vehicles. Additionally, Bob chaired the Cattle Growers Wildlife Committee for uncounted years and has become the Cattle Grower’s voice at game commission meetings. The man who is the face of American agriculture to thousands of young Americans is quiet and reserved, and humble to a fault. He invited the Stockman to sit in his shady backyard, where the purple Sangre de Christos, the southernmost chain of the Rocky Mountains, filled the skyline. Just across the fence, buffalo played. Bob was reticent when he spoke about himself, but talked with great conviction about the Scout Ranch and the responsibility of managing the resources. He chose the West

Ironically, the ambassador for agriculture is not a native of the West. Bob was born in Missouri. His engineer father moved with various construction jobs, so Bob had been to school in 10 states before he graduated from High School. He was attending college in Wyoming when he realized that he could do no better than to live in the West and be associated with the agricultural community of

Philmont was donated to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938. Waite Phillips, who owned the ranch, wanted to ensure that it remain a working cow ranch in order to show the boys who came out West what a working ranch was like. One of the covenants of Philmont is that they will be a working cattle ranch for posterity. That is Bob’s responsibility. Imagine, for just a minute, thousands upon thousands of visitors camping, hiking, fishing and living on your ranch for most of the summer. Bob maintains the sometimes precarious balance between the working ranch and the scouts. He does all the things that ranchers all over the state do to ensure the health of the land and their herd; and he attends meetings with the scouts, listens to their needs, and makes sure that the cattle side of the ranch and the scout side of the ranch can co-exist as well as the wildlife and domestic livestock co-exist in Philmont’s pastures. When making decisions about the ranch, Bob has to make sure that his plans won’t interfere but will dovetail with the decisions that the Boy Scouts organization has made for the scouting side. “He has to make sure that everyone is on board and that what he does will work for the betterment of the organization, all the way around,” noted Rachel Ricklefs, Bob’s wife. continued on page 93



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The ranch headquarters are close to the town of Cimarron, but most of the 137,000 acres are in the rugged mountain wilderness. The Scout Ranch maintains 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps for the 30,000 Boy Scouts who visit Philmont each summer. It is a place of rugged beauty and sweeping vistas. Most of the Scouts visit the ranch during a 9-week period on the summer. Bob makes sure he has the branding and the cow work done and the cows moved to the high country by the time the Scouts arrive so he can prepare for the summer season. Lots of Learning

Philmont is an interesting place to work, because even though it is a working ranch, the livestock aren’t the priority – the visiting Boy Scouts are. Every year, Philmont hires 1,075 seasonal staff. The staff goes through a 30-day intensive training, learning not only to work with the horses, but what it means to be a rancher and a conservationist. Classes include Back-Country Lore and Ranching Seminar. “The young people have to know about horses, but that is just the beginning,” explained Rachel. “Bob

teaches them what kind of weeds are noxious, because if they are going to be handling the livestock they need to know what is OK for animals and what is not. He also teaches them about conservation and ranching practices, because they need to be able to explain it to the campers. Of course, he teaches them about safety, but he also teaches them about conservation. “The Scouts they lead can’t just ride anywhere they want,” she explained. “They have to ride on the trails.That is part of conservation. They have to know how to care for their horses and the tack. And they have to learn how to shoe horses.” “Bob does an extremely good job of connecting the livestock and the natural resources,” noted John Clark, general manager at Philmont. In an effort to teach the staff who aren’t all familiar with western rangelands, Bob invited New Mexico State University’s Range Improvement Task Force to come and give educational seminars. The RITF, made up of economists, wildlife, watershed and range experts, spends a couple of days educating the wranglers about the history of natural resource management in New

BOB. . .

Congratulations! We can think of no one more deserving to be Cattleman of the Year. We have been blessed with your friendship and knowledge. NIKKI, KATHY & JIMMY

We are all so proud that all of your hard work and dedication to every facet of the beef business has been recognized this way, Bob.

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Phil & Laurie Bidegain, Manager, 575/868-2475 Scott & Brooke Bidegain, Cattle Manager, 575/403-7557 Donnie & Lacey Bidegain, Farm Manager, 575/403-6971 Yetta & Phillip Bidegain Julie & Dana Coffman • Louis Carman


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Many thanks for your years of unselfish efforts for our industy! We appreciate you.


You deserve this honor! Your leadership in the the area of wildlife for all New Mexicans is second to none. Thank you.

Cattleman of the Year Congratulations to a friend, a neighbor and a true conservationist!

We appreciate you, Bob!

Vermejo Park Ranch NOVEMBER 2012


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Mexico and visiting with them about the importance of wildlife management, range management, and the timber industry. Bob gives a lot of presentations to both staff and Scouts. He also spends time with the campers and staff, developing relationships that can become life-long. “He has a good sense of humor because sometimes things get pretty funny,” stated Rod Taylor,

a Philmont cowboy. “We always joke that we should compile all of our stories and write a book about the crazy things that happen with the wranglers.” Bob is grateful for the platform he has and does his best to teach the staff so they can in turn teach the campers about stewardship and conservation. He is amazed at how indoctrinated the 18-year-old staffers are when they arrive at Philmont, but has noticed that the wranglers aren’t as radical about land use as they were in the 1970s. “I see a lot of them and really try to educate them,” he noted. “They aren’t as hard on us about cow pies and things like that as they have been in the past.” Thirty of these staff are wranglers, collegeaged kids who will be trained by Bob so they can take

Philmont Scout Ranch is a working cattle ranch that introduces thousands of young men to the West and ranching.

the Scouts on trail rides and cavalcades into the rough, rugged back country. The wranglers will be in charge of the scouts and the 280 geldings the ranch maintains for the rides. The payoff for Bob comes when the wranglers take up to 10,000 individuals who have never been on a horse through some of Philmont’s scenic beauty. “In terms of impact, you never know how much you may have impacted someone’s life,” related John Clark, general manager of Philmont. “We have 82 full time staff, 1,075 seasonal staff, and serve 40,000 scouts a year. The impact right there is huge. But when you factor in the fact that those Scouts go back home and talk about what they saw and heard and experienced, it impacts another set of people. We honestly have no idea how many we are impacting, but I do know that Bob is absolutely doing an incredible job in educating others.” After an intense month or so, Bob disperses the horses and wranglers to the various camps, knowing that his team will do a good job in feeding and caring for the animals and will be able to educate the Scouts who will be visiting. continued on page 96

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We are so proud of you and support all that you do for the Beef Industry. The best to you always!

Happy Trails, From Your Loving Family!



Thanks Bob, for all you do! Rachel, thank you for sharing him with us! Th e W ils on s




BOB RICKLEFS, It is an honor and a privilege to work along side industry leaders like you!


Please train your bears to stay up Northâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are inconveniently spilling over down to here.

May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!



Thank You! Bob, we are all so proud that all of your hard work has been recognized this way.

JosĂŠ J. Varela LĂłpez

Thank You, Bob . . . For your years of serving the Cattle Industry and for being a Good Neighbor! ~Your Amigos~


Bruce & Trina Davis

Congratulations â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; You deserve this honor!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;HANG IN THERE!â&#x20AC;?

An honor well deserved. Congratulations from all of us at Hat Ranch. You are a true friend and leader.

Bob Ricklefs,


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Congratulations Bob! . . . on a blessed success that God has given you. You have done well! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; JIM LYSSY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Insurance Services of New Mexico AUTO â&#x20AC;˘ HOME â&#x20AC;˘ BUSINESS â&#x20AC;˘ RANCH

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. . . for your decades of work to benefit the industry. Thanks also for sharing Rachel with us and for your work to support the CowBelles.


Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been a good friend to us all! Bill & Debbie Sauble




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The good ones stay

Truman Smith, DVM, has been the veterinarian for Philmont for years. He noted that Philmont has had a lot of good cattle and horse managers, with most of them working at Philmont until retirement. They are then replaced by someone who was working under them, which has given Philmont a great continuity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone who is successful has great people under them, and Bob certainly does,â&#x20AC;? noted Truman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He depends on the people who work with him and he asks them what they think.â&#x20AC;? Rod Taylor, a gifted musician, helps Bob with the cattle and the horses and has for 30 years. The horse foreman, Ben Vargas, is well known for his roping skills and for training young people. He has been a part of Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team for at least 30 years. Chuck Enloe, who has been on the team for the last 15 years, is allaround ranch hand. Also important to Philmontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranching and farming management is Tom Mondragon, Farm Crew Foreman, second generation with 25 years plus of service. John Clark, General Manager of

Bob and his bride Rachel celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Thank You and Congratulations, Bob! . . . for being a friend, a statesman and a leader in the agricultural industry. ~Wesley & Elnabeth~



Philmont, observed that one of the clichĂŠs going around Philmont is that Bob has been working for the Scout Ranch for so long that he must be â&#x20AC;&#x153;older than dirt.â&#x20AC;? Then John elaborated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He does a tremendous job, not only working here with the farming and ranching, but also the programs that have to do with horses and burros and the trail rides and cavalcades he oversees for the Scouts.â&#x20AC;? Fire, Ax, Cow, Plow and Gun

Aldo Leopold, considered by many as the father of wildlife management and of the United Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wilderness system, once stated that fire, ax, cow, plow and gun were the tools by which habitat should be managed for wildlife. Dr. Sam Smalledge, wildlife specialist with the Range Improvement Task Force, noted that the same tools are used to manage the landscape for human needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob is knowledgeable in all of these aspects of natural resource management,â&#x20AC;? he claimed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough positive things about Bob Ricklefs. He is a true asset to the ranching community in New Mexico.â&#x20AC;? Bob uses all of these tools on the Philmont: Fire and Ax: Bob manages the timber resources on the ranch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a great resource when we talk timber and contracts,â&#x20AC;? noted neighbor Bruce Davis. Cow: Bob is in charge of the Hereford and Hereford cross cows on the ranch and manages a crossbreeding program while still maintaining a Hereford base (Phillips was a great promoter of the Hereford breed). He has raised the weaning weights from 325 pounds to over 650 pounds. But he also manages a burro herd of 100 animals, 280 geldings used for riding, a band of mares, and a herd of buffalo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is challenging to manage in these times of drought,â&#x20AC;? noted Barney Coppedge, bison

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manager of the Vermejo Ranch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a balancing act to run cattle, burros, horses and buffalo, as well as healthy populations of elk and deer. I do know that to manage all of that in a time of drought, you have to be very creative. Bob and his men talk about not having much grass, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen their country looking like they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have some feed on hand. I give him credit for being able to manage all of that.â&#x20AC;? Gun: Philmont is home to deer, elk, coyote, antelope, mountain lion, buffalo, beaver, wild turkey, bear, and many other wildlife species. When Bob drives out into the pasture looking for heifers, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably see more elk than cows. He manages the hunting programs (called NIMROD) and has become a Western Black Bear expert who presents seminars around the country, again educating others on black bear habits and habitat and how to avoid human/bear conflicts. He also is Philmontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (and the livestock industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) voice at Game Commission meetings. Jim Jackson, a life-long friend of Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, says it best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a wedding on the Philmont and a black bear showed up as an unexpected guest. Bob lured the bear across the creek away from the wedding party, darted the bear and carted him off, all without the majority of guests even knowing that a bear had come to the party.â&#x20AC;? Plow: Bob and his crew do all the farming on the ranch, raising winter feed. They also maintain almost 300 miles of road and the 100 vehicle fleet. Barney, who is also Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother-inlaw, noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob is involved in every area of the ranch, from the bear seminars that he presents to the environmental issues, to the nutrition of the cattle and the health of the range. Philmont has some pretty comcontinued on page 97

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plex solar wells all over the ranch, thanks to Bob.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Smith comes out to help with the bison work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never know what will happen,â&#x20AC;? he stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get the buffalo going in the direction that they want to go, and hopefully it is the same direction that you want to go. They get them in with the feed truck. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve definitely had some fun times over the years working buffalo. Smith continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob is easy going and a quiet kind of person, but he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t slack on anything. He keeps records and keeps up to date. He is always looking for a better way to do things. He works as a team with the men who work with him, and he always has the environmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interest in mind, as well as Philmontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interest. He is a caring manager who does what is best.â&#x20AC;? Barney agrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share nearly all the information he has,â&#x20AC;? he noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He reads voraciously, both books and magazines. If you pump him with questions, he will talk, but otherwise you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know just how much knowledge he had. He is a walking encyclopedia.â&#x20AC;? John Clark concurred. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He literally

watches everything,â&#x20AC;? said John. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He cares about things that happen on the ranch, even if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen on his team. He has a tremendous respect for the ranch and for the Boy Scouts.â&#x20AC;? The Cattle Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; organization benefits because Bob spends a lot of his time learning about issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He spends time reading and attending meetings and doing whatever it takes to know more about agriculture and the issues,â&#x20AC;? noted Rachel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He cares, so he is educated and involved. That really defines his character.â&#x20AC;? Old school?

Like any rancher, Bob operates on a tight budget. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is definitely old-school,â&#x20AC;? related John Clark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His motto is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend it, fix it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; When one of his staff comes along, he first says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Huh?â&#x20AC;? and then about 10 seconds later he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No!â&#x20AC;? He really is a true-blue tightwad.â&#x20AC;? Bob is also a member of the most exclusive club in Colfax County, the Maverick Club. The Maverick Club owns 20 acres and the local arena, and they are in charge of putting on the rodeo every summer. For years, Bob was the treasurer of the club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He treated the money just like his own,â&#x20AC;? noted a friend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That means we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

spend it unless we really needed to.â&#x20AC;? Where the West gets wild

Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts have had statewide impact. He has been an active member of New Mexico Cattle Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for years where he chaired the wildlife committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether the topic was wolf depredation in the Gila or black bear management issues in Colfax country, Bob was involved,â&#x20AC;? noted Sam Smalledge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His efforts and knowledge reach far beyond Philmont.â&#x20AC;? Bruce Davis concurs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to a game commission meeting in Carlsbad once and Bob was there,â&#x20AC;? he noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob is quiet and soft-spoken, but he shows up at those meetings, which arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fun. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t strong arm anyone, but we know that we are well represented and that he will speak up if something needs to be said. His steadfast participation has been a true gift.â&#x20AC;? Neighbors and friends look forward to Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invitation to help him trail the cowherd up to Bonita in the summertime. The drive starts before the sun rises. Though Philmont has a cow path cleared to the high country, it still requires some skillful riding. Doug Johnson first made the trip with Bob back in 1969 when they continued on page 98

           We are proud of you. This is a well-deserved honor.

Congratulations Bob Ricklefs!




â&#x20AC;&#x201D;VAL & JIM JACKSONâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; 



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were wranglers. He still enjoys being allowed to ride along. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My son worked for Bob for several summers as a wrangler,â&#x20AC;? noted Doug. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He always spoke highly of Bob. The truth is that Bob has influenced a lot of kids over the years.â&#x20AC;?


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Waite Phillipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; son Chope ranches in the Watrous area and is keenly interested in the success of the ranch that his father had donated to the Scouts. He visits the ranch often, riding with Bob and the hands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He actually made a donation to continue the upkeep of the physical ranch,â&#x20AC;? noted Rachel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means a lot because he approves of what Bob is doing on the ranch and wants to see it continue.â&#x20AC;?

Though the Scout Ranch is huge, they also have use agreements with parts of Vermejo and the Forest Service. Bob values their neighbors: the CS Ranch, the Express UU Bar, the Vermejo, and the ranch belonging to the late Gretchen Sammis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He teaches the staff to be extremely respectful of boundaries,â&#x20AC;? Rachel noted. continued on page 99

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“We have thousands of kids hiking on the Philmont, but Bob doesn’t tolerate them going outside of our boundaries except on properties where we have an agreement between us and the land owner. We want to have the respect of our neighbors, and in turn we want to show them the utmost respect.” “He is a good neighbor for sure,” stated Bruce Davis of the CS. “He is a good resource when we are dealing with timber or wildlife, and he is a top cowman.” Giving back

For his part, Bob is appreciative of the chances he has been given at the Scout Ranch and in the cattle industry. “Philmont is a wonderful organization that has supported the cattle industry and agriculture forever,” he noted. “I really appreciate the support that they have shown Rachel and me both.” “Rachel has actually done more in agriculture than I have,” he stated. “She has served as the local CowBelles’ president and as an officer on the state level. She has been an active beef supporter all through our marriage. It is amazing what she has done for NM and the national beef industry. And Philmont has supported her involvement.” Rachel knows that she couldn’t have put in five years as a state CowBelle officer without Bob’s support. “You can’t travel for a week without support from home,” she noted. “All of us had to have someone at home taking care of business. Beyond that, Bob has helped me in many other ways, from researching and writing papers to carrying boxes to just being there for whatever the CowBelles needed.” And Cattle Growers? “They are a special organization for sure,” he stated. “I admire the dedication and depth of knowledge of our staff and the leaders. I’ve been very blessed to get to know so many people through the Cattle Growers organization.”

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(CAB). As we see increased acceptance into new export markets and those lost due to BSE concerns, we will continue to see premiums for source and age verified cattle. Using registered Brangus bulls allows entry to the OptimaxX genetic, source and age USDA Process Verified Program, a service of the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA). There are no enrollment fees to participate, only the cost of the tag. Contact IBBA for more information and visit As we rebuild the cowherd, the Brangus influenced replacement heifer may be worth even more than her brothers as they bring a host of desirable traits to the table. Mothering ability, hardiness, resistance to Fescue toxicity and heat tolerance are just a few desirable characteristics. The Brangus sired commercial female is the mother cow of choice when operating in harsh environments, and she still offers strategic advantages to producers in milder clin mates.

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advanced tools are Calving Ease EPDs, including Calving Ease Direct and Calving Ease Maternal, which take into consideration the weight and shape of the calf, gestation length and breed of the sire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past we have only had birth weight EPDs which is extremely important when comparing two or more bullsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; calves within a herd or across herds from the stand point of expected birth weight,â&#x20AC;? said Joseph Massey, Ph.D., IBBAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Executive Vice President. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But since birth weight is positively correlated with growth, there continued on page 102

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has been a tendency for producers to believe that bulls with growth potential will also produce heavier calves, therefore increasing calving difficulty.â&#x20AC;? Calving Ease Direct and Calving Ease Maternal clearly help to identify sires that produce calves with growth potential and expected calving ease. While the Brangus breed has always been known as an easy calving breed, the Brangus breed has also become a performance-oriented breed, which has caused some producers to believe that Brangus calves would have calving difficulties like other breeds that have experienced this effect. Massey said the Calving Ease EPDs will be very beneficial in identifying Brangus



sires with both growth EPDs and highly desirable calving ease. This will be even more useful to commercial producers that have already discovered Brangus sired calves have excellent growth with little to no calving difficulties. Calving Ease Direct is a measure of the ease of which a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calves will be born since it is taking into account more than weight, like shape of the calves, and it is well established that Brangus calves have a tendency to be longer and narrower at birth than the British or Continental breeds. While Calving Ease Maternal is equally valuable, it may not be used as much at the commercial level since many, if not most, calves are terminal and most females never have a chance to produce offspring. However, it will have an impor-

tant role when commercial females are retained for replacement. As a commercial producer, understanding Calving Ease EPDs and knowing when and how to use them will pay great dividends, especially when selecting easy calving bulls with high performance EPDs. While Calving Ease EPDs have been available within other breeds, it has not been until the multi-breed models have become available that calving ease could be calculated for composite breeds or percentage cattle as recorded by other breed associan tions.

Brangus Breeder inducted into Cowboy Hall of Fame L. Robbs, President of the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) Board of Directors, was inducted into the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame October 4, 2012. He was selected and honored by his peers for his involvement and dedication to the livestock industry at the local, state and national levels, as well as for his stewardship and preservation of natural resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel honored to be recognized by my community and peers as someone who is just doing what they love to do every day,â&#x20AC;? Robbs said. The Willcox (Arizona) Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosted the 30th annual Cowboy Hall of Fame dinner to recognize Robbs and two other inductees, Chad Bourne and Jack Post. These deserving inductees exhibit compelling work ethics, perseverance and genuine characteristics of a treasured heritage and lifestyle. Robbs grew up on a small farm


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in West Texas and graduated from Plainview High School. He continued his higher education at West Texas State University, now West Texas A&M University, in Canyon, Texas, where the highlight of his collegiate career was winning the collegiate livestock judging contest at the Houston Livestock Show his senior year. After receiving his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Animal Husbandry, Robbs completed his graduate work at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., and then served two years in the United States Army. Following his time in the service, Robbs moved to Willcox, Ariz., where he met and married his wife, Sally. Together, they own and manage Robbs Brangus cattle operation. Robbs has been breeding, showing and promoting Brangus cattle for the last 45 years and has proven to be a tremendous asset to the cattle industry. He has been a dedicated member of the Southwest Brangus Breeders Association (SWBBA) for most of his professional career and has also been an integral supporter of the Southwest Junior Association. About the Willcox Cowboy Hall of Fame: In early 1983 a small group of Willcox leaders launched an effort to honor one of the important resources of the Willcox area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; its people. The first six charter members were selected and their portraits painted ready for the first induction ceremony held in September 1983. The inaugural event was celebrated with a steak dinner and proved to be a great success. While initially housed at the Willcox Chamber of Commerce building, the Cowboy Hall of Fame portrait gallery is currently located in the Rex Allen â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Arizona Cowboyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Museum in the historic downn town area.

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Back at home

Bob was a young man just getting started at Philmont when he noticed that a Springer local named Rachel had relocated to Cimarron with her three sons. Rachel ran the Cimarron Restaurant and bar, and since Bob was young and single – and had to eat somewhere – they struck up an acquaintance. They were married in 1980, added another son to the young family, and raised their four sons on the Scout Ranch.

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“I can tell you that Bob is the calm in the midst of a storm,” noted his brotherin-law, Barney Coppedge. “The four boys and their friends would be swinging from the light fixtures and doing back flips through the house and Bob could sit right there in his chair quietly reading his paper. The boys were rowdy, rowdy, rowdy, but Bob would never even look up, even when all hell was breaking lose. There could be an absolute zoo going on around him and he could read or sleep through it.” However, if Bob ever wanted to calm the storm, all four of the boys knew what

to do when they heard “the whistle”. Bob and Rachel are at home in the old ranch home that has vigas that are dated 1878. The backyard looks up into the Sangre de Christos, an impressive array of towering mountains. “Cattle don’t keep 8 to 5 hours,” noted Rachel. “And Bob is truly a homebody, meaning he likes to stay on the ranch. So we have learned to hang out at home, because Bob could be called away for cattle or wildlife or something to do with the scouts at any moment. He lets continued on page 106

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the help have the weekends off, which means he is the cowboy on call. The family comes here to spend some time with him.” The day the Stockman visited with Bob, he visited with the reporter while extended family had a birthday celebration for his 90 year-old mother-in-law in the house. “He is a very generous man,” noted Barney. “The whole family spends a lot of time in his home.” Bob’s son, Jeremy Ricklefs and three stepsons: Aaron Kenney, Jason Kenney and Eric Kenney, all think that Bob hung the moon, according to Rachel. “He is a wonderful father who has a wonderful rapport with all of them, as well as our six grandchildren and one great-grandchild,” she stated. “Sometimes he is too quiet,” Barney added, “He won’t share as much information as we wish he would. But if you quiz him a little, he will open up.” Sam Smalledge works with urban folks and ranchers alike across the state. “I think highly of Bob Ricklefs,” he stated, “But the characteristics that make Bob such a great guy are not all that uncommon in the ranching industry.” “He just runs a tight ship,” noted fellow cowman and friend Dave Webster. “He is a top hand at everything he does. I come and help some on the ranch and just know that he has a lot of responsibility, but he always takes care of business.” Bob Ricklefs has deep roots in the fertile soil of Philmont. He has spent most of his life working at this place where the prairie meets the mountains and the mountains touch the sky. He has given of his time and efforts to the beef industry. “It has been a great career and I’ve met some fantastic people in the industry. I am so honored by this award because I respect the Cattle Growers so much,” he stated. “It is a wonderful thing to be able to produce beef. Top hand, rancher, economist, and conservationist. Wildlife specialist. Friend. Bob’s actions often speak louder than his words. The New Mexico cattle industry is proud to call Bob Ricklefs one of their n best.



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Lack-Morrison Brangus JOE PAUL & ROSIE LACK P.O. Box 274, Hatch, NM 87937 Phone: 575/267-1016 • Fax: 575/267-1234 BILL MORRISON 411 CR 10, Clovis, NM 88101 Phone: 575/760-7263 Email:

Parker Brangus LARRY PARKER San Simon, AZ 85632 Days: 520/845-2411 Evenings: 520/845-2315 Larry’s Cell: 520/508-3505 Diane’s Cell: 520/403-1967 Email:

Townsend Brangus GAYLAND & PATTI TOWNSEND P.O. Box 278 Milburn, OK 73450 Home: 580/443-5777 Cell: 580/380-1606



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