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S W E R S' A S

b y Bert Ancell


The farmer [rancher] has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer[rancher]. – Will Rogers

Howdy Folks,


t is getting to be that time of year that we reap our rewards and prepare for another season. Many ranchers have already shipped, culled, and planned for the upcoming year. I pray that you received enough moisture to sustain you through the winter. This may be one of those years that our children will remember in old age. I am thankful for the rains that did fall in parts of the state and for no more fires than we had. I hope we all pray for our Texas neighbors that are still being hit with the drought and the continued fires that are burning in their state. The Fall Board Meeting was well attended and many stayed over for the drought insurance meeting held afterwards. Hopefully some good will come out of that meeting. The State Fair was busy as normal for the youth, CowBelles, exhibitors, and the staff at the office. The NMCGA Showmanship contest had twenty six exhibitors from Novice to Seniors. Hats off to the Young Cattleman’s Leadership Committee and everyone else that took the time to represent us at the Fair. We must keep a constant vigil on the rules and regulations that come down from all the federal and state agencies that affect our lives and our rights. The Wildearth Guardians are again trying to force a ban on trapping in New Mexico. They and other similar organizations have no pity on the rural people of the West and would love to see us all just fold up and leave. They keep a steady pressure on the federal government to add more and more plants and animals on the endangered species list. There is no concern for any of the citizens of America by these folks. One good change, though, in a regulation is the ability to again haul large round bales on semi trailers. It does require a permit and an oversized load banner on the rig, but at least this should help by giving more places to obtain hay. Tod Stevenson is retiring this month as Director of the Department of Game and Fish. It was a pleasure to work with Tod. He always had time to visit about concerns of his Department. I hope that his replacement will be as receptive to our problems as Tod. Again, the time is creeping up upon us to gather in Albuquerque for the annual convention. The staff has already been busy getting booths and sponsors for the meeting. Be sure to think about items for the silent auction. The money raised goes to expenses for the legislative session. We have a good rapport with the most of the legislators and we desperately need to keep our presence seen and heard at the Roundhouse. We also need to help in some way to bolster the kitty for our litigation fund. I know this has been a tough year for most of us, but I do believe what Will Rogers said years ago: “The rancher has to be an optimist.” Have a great October, and don’t let the gremlins get you on Halloween.

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First all-vegan college cafeteria opens in Texas GREG HENDERSON, EDITOR, ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER / WWW.CATTLENETWORK.COM/E-NEWSLETTERS/DROVERSDAILY/ tudents can no longer get a cheeseburger at Mean Greens, one of five on-campus cafeterias at The University of North Texas in Denton. That’s because UNT dining services has designated the cafeteria all-vegan. Believed to be the first all-vegan cafeteria on an American campus, Mean Greens’ menu includes no animal products, like meat, milk or eggs. Instead, the fare features vegetarian soups, paninis and vegetarian sushi. The university’s dining services reports that so far, many of the students who eat there aren’t necessarily vegan, but just want to eat healthy. The all-vegan cafeteria is apparently in response to student demand for vegan foods. A 2004 survey of college students by food service provider Aramark showed that one in every four students surveyed wanted vegan meal options on college campuses. To many students, going vegan may seem far healthier than the typical college diet. But dietitians warn that meals missing animal fats aren’t necessarily more nutritious. “Just because they take something off the plate, what replaces it needs to be tasty and nutrient-rich,” Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center told ABC News. Keith Ayoob, director of the nutrition clinic at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, also told ABC News, it makes sense that college students would want to explore new diets. “Lots of young people experiment,” he said. “They do it with booze, drugs… why not a new way of eating?” Inside Mean Greens students find an ambience that is modern, decorated with bold, contemporary graphics in shades of tangerine, lime green and red. Quotes from Gandhi and Einstein line the top of two walls. The cafeteria offers 20 dishes at lunch such as vegetables that are oven-roasted and then quickly seared on the griddle in full view of the diners. Dietitians encourage the students to choose their fruits and vegetables wisely or they may miss key vitamins and nutrients, like protein, iron and vitamin B12. They also warn students to watch their intake of sugars, refined starch and oils, which are still included in vegetarian foods. The new all-vegan cafeteria at UNT was not missed by People for the Ethicl Treatment of Animals. They gave UNT its “Compassionate Campus” award for August for responding to student n requests and supporting veganism.


There’ss no mama like a Hereford-sired mama. Net income of $51 more per cow per year and a 7% advantage in conception There’ rrate, ate, ccompared ompared ttoo sstraight traight AAngus ngus females.* females.* AAllll tthis his ffrom rom a bbull ull that that is is kknown nown ffor or iits ts ffertility ertility aand nd easy-going easy-going nature. nature. Hereford bulls — better mamas and no headaches.

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The Customer Is Always RIGHT by WENDY MAYO / REPRINTED COURTESY OF THE HEREFORD WORLD MAGAZINE hen Chuck and Kathy Kohlbeck decided to return to the family’s Hereford seedstock operation in 1981, they knew they would need to make a few updates to ensure its success and longevity. “We eliminated some things we used to do, such as selling 2-year-old bulls,” Kohlbeck says. “I don’t know anyone who can afford to keep 2-year-old bulls anymore. Now, we have a quicker turnaround because we only market yearling bulls.” But that wasn’t the only change at Storey Hereford Ranch in Bozeman, Montana. Kohlbeck says they took another look at the bulls they had been keeping, reducing the number of bull calves by 60 percent to ensure they are raising only the best. And, they changed from horned to polled Herefords to suit their customers’ and the industry’s changing desires and needs.` In fact, Kohlbeck relies on frequent feedback from his commercial customers.


This helps him gauge customer needs and price points. The result is Kohlbeck can help buyers select bulls that will fit into theirindividual operations and budgets. “We rigidly cull for a lot of things. Our buyers want bulls they can keep for four or five years — or longer — to get their investment back,” Kohlbeck says. But, Kohlbeck says, his bull buyers weren’t the only ones influencing his marketing decisions. It also was important to listen to his feedlot customers. “We precondition and sourceand ageverify our calves because we’re doing what the feedlots want,” Kohlbeck says. “It was an easy decision. It’s another 25 cents a pound for us when we sell those calves. Getting into a good health program and good vaccine program, especially from branding on, pays for itself.” Additionally, fitting SelectVAC®, a documented preconditioning program, into his current herd health plan was a simple transition because he and his veterinarian were already vaccinating and deworming all of the Kohlbecks’ cattle. “You have a list of things to vaccinate for through the program and you just make sure you follow that list, so SelectVAC is really easy to follow,” Kohlbeck says. “We sell our calves at a Hereford-

influence sale, and we’ve sold our calves at the top of the sale since it started because we do the age and source verification and preconditioning through SelectVAC.” In the nearly 10 years they have been preconditioning their calves, they have never had a report of one calf being pulled or sick. “That’s why these guys are willing to pay a few more cents per pound for our cattle,” Kohlbeck says. “They know they’re healthy.” Gerald Stokka, DVM, veterinary operations, Pfizer Animal Health, agrees. “Calf preconditioning is one of the most demonstrated ways producers can add value to their animals and market healthier calves,” Stokka says. “And, sellers aren’t the only ones who can reap the preconditioning rewards — buyers also can profit from purchasing preconditioned calves.” In fact, Stokka says, buyers can expect to see reduced health risk, lower treatment costs, less labor and handling, and less stress from preconditioned calves. “Calves that were preconditioned following the WeanVAC®designation through SelectVAC were four times less likely to get sick than calves with an unknown health history and gained 36 lb. more in the first 85 days on feed,” Stokka says. When choosing a preconditioning program, Stokka says producers should look for highly credible programs with thirdparty verification. “SelectVAC is a wellknown preconditioning program with continued on page 16

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established credibility, quality products and an excellent track record,” Stokka says. Kohlbeck says preconditioning calves through the SelectVAC program just makes good sense when it comes to marketing their feeder calves. “It’s really simple,” he says. “From what we have seen when we watch the Superior Livestock sales, someone says, ‘These cattle have been through the SelectVAC pron gram,’ and the price goes up.”

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Sustained Cow Fertility FROM THE AMERICAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION ertility is certainly one of the key factors in determining profitability in cow herds by increasing production efficiency. In 2000 the American Hereford Association (AHA) instituted a mandatory Whole Herd Reporting Total Performance Reporting (TPR™) system, and many breeders had been collecting whole herd information prior to this time. TPR has added strength and consistency to genetic evaluation and is the recommended system of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF). As we continue to collect data at all levels of production, we are given the opportunity to develop traits that can directly affect the profitability of producers. Recently, the AHA set out to conduct a research project with Mike MacNeil, research geneticist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, Mont., to look at selection practices that could improve fertility of daughters of Hereford sires. This research is only possible through the Whole Herd Reporting of AHA breeders. Sustained Cow Fertility (SCF) is the trait that is evaluated, and it is a sire model. Females were required to be in groups of at least three and calve within 60 days. Then reproductive success was achieved by a calving interval of 425 days or less. You can read all about it in the online version of the article written by MacNeil at SCF will be different from some other fertility traits such as stayability because a sire will get credit each time a daughter calves beginning at two years of age instead of waiting to see if a sire’s daughters make it to five or six years of age. In addition, SCF will account for censored records. For example, if a female goes into an embryo transfer (ET) program or is sold to another registered breeder, then that female will not be considered a failure, but the record will be censored with no credit. The heritability of SCF is less than .10. This is in line with research and literature. Obviously, as we continue to gather additional records through TPR, then this may increase. In addition, remember that the various research projects conducted at

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AHA over the past few years have shown fertility in a commercial cow herd can be significantly increased by heterosis. The results can be presented on alternative scales, but for this research report, you will find it presented as a risk ratio (RR). As you look through the sires, average will have a RR=1 with a sire with more fertile daughters having a RR less than 1 (i.e., they are sires of low risk daughters; daughters that are less likely to be open). Because fertility has a tremendous bearing on economic importance in the beef cattle industry, the results of this evaluation along with Heifer Calving Rate (HCR) will be used to revise the Baldy Maternal Index (BMI$) and Brahman n Influence Index (BII$).

Ward said. “This population has been used to train and validate a Hereford-specific panel.� Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska assistant professor and beef genetics Extension specialist, said, “The AHA has taken a large and much needed step in the implementation of marker-assisted EPDs (expected progeny differences). Their approach of working with the NBCEC allows them flexibility in how they specifically incorporate the information into their genetic evaluations. “In order to continue to evolve and further develop their genomic predictions, it

will be critical that Hereford producers continue to collect phenotypes and genotype-influential animals within their respective herds,� Spangler added. “They should be proud of what they have accomplished and capitalize on this inertia to continue forward.� Ward explains that the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) has developed the so`ftware to add genomic information into the Hereford Pan-American Genetic Evaluation and AHA staff is currently working on a research run with continued on page 33

Hereford Taking a Global Leadership Role to Develop Genetic Evaluation Tools he American Hereford Association (AHA) has positioned itself to incorporate genomic technology and to discover the genomic markers that are economically relevant to the Hereford breed. In mid-September the AHA hosted a media event sharing information about Hereford genomics, Hereford research projects and the National Reference Sire Program (NRSP). The highlight of the event was touring one of the NRSP test sites, Olsen Ranch, Harrisburg, Neb. During the tour, AHA’s chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, Jack Ward, explained the organization has taken a proactive approach testing and validating the tools available, ensuring a Hereford genomic product that is reliable and useful to AHA members when it is released. “As an Association we aligned ourselves with researchers and worked collaboratively with the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NCBEC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat Animal Research Center and other global Hereford associations, to discover the genomic markers that are economically relevant to the Hereford breed,� says Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president. Ward explained that AHA has been working with Dorian Garrick of NBCEC on genotyping. “Today we have more than 1,200 high-accuracy sires 50K genotyped,�


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to anything. You had to earn it, and there were no excuses. Today, that philosophy seems to be the exception to the rule. In rural America you can find hardworking people who know the value of their time and how to maximize its potential. There’s no political union rep looking after them, and there is no expectation beyond what hard work, Mother Nature, and free markets offer. To add to Jim Owens’ code, patriotism, honor, selflessness, pride in your work, honesty and standing up for what’s right are all character traits of the authentic cowboy. They are a code of ethics that is not just about the boots and the hat but are universal principles that lead to successful businesses, families and community relationship, whether that be local school board, city government, church or your state and national cattlemen organizations. Those of us who are involved in the beef cattle industry and who were fortunate enough to be raised with rural values have all gotten a dose of cowboy teaching from someone along the way. The members of the American Hereford Association (AHA) provide opportunities for our young people to gain cowboy wisdom through the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and the largest youth beef breed show in the world, the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). JNHE was hosted at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 640 young people and their families from 39 states descended on the home of the AHA, some driving three days with cattle in tow to compete, learn, interact, network and enjoy one another’s company. It was hot, the days were long, and from before daylight until way after dark, cattle were tended to, fitted and shown, and families worked hard to encourage and support the growth and development of their young Hereford breeders. There were those who made it to the winners’ backdrop for their champion photos from the showring along with more than 20 other competitive events involving professional development, but that was not what was most important about the event. The most important part was the learning experience that came along with the trip. The commitment to hard work and long hours, the family time together, the teamwork, putting the welfare of your investment, your family and your organization above your own, developing new relationships, and getting the job done

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cent. Embryo transfer is also gaining popularity, increasing 77 percent since 2003. Hereford semen demand in the commercial industry is also increasing. According to the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB), Hereford semen sales increased 17 percent over last year, compared to the beef industry total, which increased a mere two percent. Helping with this progress in the commercial industry has been the AHA’s Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) program. Now 10 years old, the program has helped the AHA and Hereford breeders build a database that documents the breed’s strengths. More and more Hereford breeders continue to go above status quo and submit ultrasound data, body condition scores, udder scores and cow weights, which all add to the integrity and accuracy of the AHA database. “Despite a 500-year drought in a large portion of the U.S., we are excited that Hereford registrations and cow numbers have remained steady,” says Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president. “This is certainly testament to the fact that the demand for Hereford seedstock has doubled the last five years.” Also noted at the fiscal year’s end are top registrations by state and by breeder. Texas topped the list of registrations per state at 7,997 with Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Kansas rounding out the top five. The top five breeders by registration numbers were Rausch Herefords, Hoven, South Dakota, 838; Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Nebraska, 659; W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas, 564; Jamison Herefords, Quinter, Kansas, 374; and Star Lake Cattle Ranch, n Skiatook, Oklahoma, 368.

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radition, ranching heritage and family values are all words that best describe the State Fair, the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMCGA) and the 2011 New Mexico State Fair (NMSF) Ranch Family of the Year. Milford and Mamie Denetclaw continue to farm and ranch on land that has been historically used by their family for generations in the Navajo Nation. Milford is a fourth generation sheep and cattle rancher. His grandfather, Clarence Denetclaw, Sr. purchased cattle after he returned from serving in WWI and his father, Wilfred maintained the herd and moved to Shiprock, NM in the late 1950s and married Mae Garnenez. Milford’s maternal grandparents Natoni and Anna Garnenez established a range management unit that had been previously grazed as the family’s customary use area near the Shiprock pinnacle. Milford and Mamie enhanced their herd through networks established as members of the Foundation Beefmaster Association in 1985. They established a Beefmaster herd and became members of the NMCGA where Milford serves as a director. Through his association with NMCGA, Milford is an alumnus of the first class of the New Mexico Agriculture Leadership Program. He continues to support the program annually by providing insight into cultural customs, traditions, and tribal agriculture programs to class participants. He’s


been active in organizing seminars for local ranchers since the 1990s and served in a leadership capacity for the local irrigation board. Their sons, Matthew, 17 and Myron, 12 are both active 4-H members. Matthew started with showing hogs at age 9. He expanded his interest in showing livestock to market lambs, steers, and heifers with many blue ribbons to his name. He was awarded the reserve breed champion in the 2010 NM Bred Lamb Show. Matthew challenged himself to show at the National Western Livestock and Arizona National Livestock shows and was rewarded with not only ribbons, but with camaraderie and a network of contacts who share his interests. The NMSF catch Calf Scramble program afforded him the opportunity to start his own herd and raise club calves. Matthew has accomplished himself as an outstanding 4-H/FFA member and earned his FFA degree. The highlights in Matt’s 4-H career include: 2010 NM State 4-H Livestock Judging Champion Team, 2010 Champion Skillathon Team, placed in top ten at 2010 NAILE 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, 2011 Ranch Camp Top Hand Award, and voted the 2011 4-H National Conference Speaker of the House in Washington, DC. He is currently a freshman at Frank-Phillips College and a member of the FPC Livestock Judging Team. Myron started his 4-H career with a poultry project. He won the champion of show his first year at the county fair and

multiple grand champion poultry awards at local tribal fairs. Myron is following his brother’s footsteps showing hogs and market lambs. He is more right brained and expresses his creativity through drawing and painting. He earned several best of shows for his art. Milford and Mamie’s support of the 4H program extends into the community as 4-H leaders. Mamie shares her knowledge as a certified diabetes nurse educator and encourages community members to live a healthy lifestyle by volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club as an indoor cycling instructor. Her encouragement to make healthier food choices does not go unnoticed at home or with the 4-H program. She supports her children’s education by serving as an officer with the Parent Advisory Committee. The Denetclaw family enjoys spending time together whether it’s vaccinating, fixing fences, weeding, participating in school activities or livestock camps, 4-H meetings, “vacationing” at a fair, or traveling to a livestock show. The time and effort it takes to raise show stock and maintain a livelihood as ranchers many do not appreciate, has kept this family together. Together, they learn and teach responsibility, respect, honesty, integrity, citizenship, values, promote the beef industry, advocate for the 4-H/FFA programs, and n maintain their native customs. OCTOBER 2011


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(B) Junior Winners: 1st Avery Jones; 2nd Clell Bays; 3rd Hailey Edwards; 4th Cutler Cox; 5th Micah Pinnell; 6th Jordan Spindle; 7th Kade Hopkins; 8th Koby Valentine; 9th Jake South; 10th Clay Stewart (C) Senior Winners: 1st Ryan McCauley; 2nd Alica Castanedal; 3rd Zach McCauley; 4th Ralf Lesueur; 5th Jasi Roberts; 6th Trent Eby; 7th Riley Fite; 8th Kelsy Taylor; 9th Zena Doty; 10th Christian Hopkins (D) High Individual In Oral Reasons: Ryan McCauley



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2011 New Mexico State Fair Grand Champion Heifer and All Other Breeds (AOB) Champion shown by Koby Cone, Roosevelt County.

Champion Hereford Heifer was owned by Rhett Grant, DeBaca County. Rhett suffered a football injury prior to the Fair, so big sister Kyra was at halter.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer and All Other Breeds (AOB) Champion was shown by Marilena Chavez, Torrance County.

Champion Angus Heifer was shown by Koelle Brandenberger, Lincoln County.

Champion Charolais Heifer was owned by Jordan Spindle, Santa Fe County.

2011 Red Angus Show Champion Chianina Heifer was exhibited by Christian Hopkins, Sierra County.

(r) Grand Champion Red Angus Female is YG Angel 314, March Heifer Calf, exhibited by Jessica Lewis, Gilbert, Arizona.

(l) 2011 New Mexico State Fair Grand Champion Red Angus Bull is /D3 Chaoc Breeze, 2-year old Bull, owned by Dwayne Disney, Portales, New Mexico.

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2011 Market Steer Show Judge John Rayfield, Ph.D., Texas A & M University

2011 New Mexico State Fair Grand Champion and Champion Crossbred Steer was shown by Morgan McCall, Santa Fe County.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Champion Crossbreed Steer was owned by Mikaela (Kaly) Cone, Roosevelt County.

Champion Angus Steer was shown by Caleb McCall, Santa Fe County.

Champion Charolais Steer was shown by Bobbie Pickard, Bernalillo County.

Champion Chianina was owned by Sklyar Miller, Luna County.

Champion Shorthorn Steer was shown by Kyle Metzger, Torrance County.

Champion Limousin Steer was owned by Sam Blaine, Valencia County.

Champion Maine-Anjou Steer was shown by Talyer Fraze, Roosevelt County.


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Champion Simmental Steer was shown by Morgan McCall, Santa Fe County.

Reserve Champion Simmental Steer was owned by Tayler Fraze, Roosevelt County.

Reserve Champion Charolais Steer was owned by Aubrey Brandenberger, Lincoln County.

Reserve Champion Angus Steer was exhibited by Kaitlin Grau, Curry County.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer was owned by Shelby Crane, San Juan County.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer was exhibited Reavis Best, Roosevelt County.

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Reserve Champion Chianina Steer was shown by Christian Hopkins, Sierra County.

Reserve Champion Limousin Steer was shown by Brendon Lockmiller, Curry County.

Junior Market Steer Showmanship was an exercise in learning under the scrutiny of Judge John Rayfield, PhD, Texas A & M University (standing far l). Winners in the Senior Division (ages 14 to 20) were 1st Ryan McCauly, Grant County (standing next to Judge); 2nd Shelby Crane, San Juan County (seated far l); and 3rd Jake Doherty, Union County (seated second from l). Junior Division winners (ages 12 through 13) were 1st Makaela (Kaly) Cone, Roosevelt County (seated far right); 2nd Kade Hopkins, Sierra County (standing far r); and 3rd Madison Smith, Sierra County (seated second from r). Winners of the Novice Division (ages 9 through 11) were 1st Aubrey Brandenburger, Lincoln County (seated center r); 2nd Bradi Harral, Torrence County (seated center l) and 3rd Dylan Valentine, Curry County (seated center). Tack boxes for the showmanship champions were donated the by the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association. OCTOBER 2011


2012 State Fair Queen Crowned! David "Hossie" Sanchez, New Mexico State Fair Commission Chairman congratules Jamie Lynn Gerard, as she is selected as the 2012 State Fair Queen.

s. Sierra County, Jamie Lynn Gerard, has been crowned the 2012 New Mexico State Fair Queen by New Mexico State Fair Commission Chairman David “Hossie” Sanchez. She takes over the title from outgoing 2011 State Fair Queen Catherine Blythe. Ms. Gerard’s reign will coincide with the state’s Centennial Year. The new queen received a handmade Dale Chavez saddle and a T & T two-horse trailer which were presented by Commissioner Benny Roybal along with a sterling silver buckle presented by Commissioner


Charlotte Rode. Bailey Volock representing Bernalillo County was First Attendant and received a sterling silver bracelet presented by Commissioner Ruth Bitsui. Second Attendant was Kagan Rae Massey of Lea County who was presented with a sterling silver bracelet by Commissioner Charlotte Rode. Flowers and sashes were presented by Commissioner Larry Kennedy. Having the top score in speeches and personal interviews, Nicole Lee of Otero County received the Personality Award;

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2011 Santa Gertrudis Show

Briana Montano, National Junior Santa Gertrudis Assoc. President, Las Vegas, N.M., addressed the Rocky Mountain Santa Gertrudis Association at their annual banquet held in Albuquerque during the N.M. State Fair.

2011 N.M. State Fair Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Female and Best of Polled N.M. Female was O/X Mercedes owned by Briana Montano, Las Vegas, N.M.



2011 Rocky Mountain Santa Gertrudis Association Ranch Family of the Year was the Kenny Burns Family, Mountainair, N.M.

Reserve Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Female was RDF Lila 1071, owned by Red Doc Farms, Belen, N.M.

Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Bull and Best of Polled New Mexico Bull was RDF Quien Sabe 0120 exhibited by Red Doc Farms, Belen, N.M.

Reserve Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Bull was O/X Sully owned by Briana Montano, Las Vegas, N.M.

They start ‘em young in the Santa Gertrudis breed. Two-year-old Lexi Rosales, Taos, NM, took her first turn at the stick at the 2011 New Mexico State Fair.

Krystal Montano, Las Vegas, New Mexico, won the Junior Santa Gertrudis Showmanship Contest. She is pictured receiving the Championship Buckle and a rope from Mrs. Elia Sanchez, Belen, New Mexico.

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Grand Champion Angus Heifer was T Bar N Madge 0161 exhibited by Tylee Williams, Memphis, Texas.

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introduction to be in Spring 2012. AHA also plans to continue to 50K genotype Hereford sires with support from partner countries. It will also maintain a database repository for future genomic research. The real help to seedstock breeders and buyers will come as AHA continues to work with the science community to train and validate the Hereford-specific panel for all measurable traits, including feed intake. To keep costs down and to simplify the process, the Association has plans to work with a one-stop-shop lab that will provide parentage testing, genetic abnormality testing and genomic information for the genetic analysis. “The Association’s role is to give our members tools to make improvement in beef production,” Ward says. “Genomicenhanced EPDs is the next phase in breed improvement strategies that will allow our members to continue to improve the n genetics they produce.” OCTOBER 2011


New Mexico Bred & Raised Steer Show


he 2011 New Mexico Bred & Raised Steer Show attracted 47 junior steer exhibitors who received $13,175 in premiums donated by generous sponsors from throughout the state. The Grand Champion received $4,000 and Reserve Grand received $2,000. Premiums paid were: 1st=$450; 2nd=$350; 3rd=$250; 4th=$150; 5th=$100; 6th=$ 50; 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th=$25 each. The show was judged by Robert Devin, Canyon, Texas.

The New Mexico Bred & Raised Grand Champion Steer was shown by Jake Doherty and bred by Duncan Livestock. Pictured (l to r) are Blake Williamson, Hi Pro Feeds; Ty, Jim & Kyle Duncan; Director/Secretary Jeff Witte; Jake and Jim Doherty.

The Reserve Grand Champion New Mexico Bred & Raised steer was exhibited by Tayler Fraze. Pictured (l to r) are Cherry & Lacy Menapace (breeders of LC Maines), Blake Williamson, Hi Pro Feeds; Judge Robert Devine, Director/Secretary Jeff Witte; & Tayler Fraze.

New Mexico Bred & Raised Steer Show Premium Winners Class 1: 1. Marilena Chavez, Drager Cattle Co., breeder; 2. Kaitlin Grau, SKJ Family Inc., breeder; 3. Lawrence Velasquez, Drager Cattle Co., breeder; 4. Ty Sanders, Duncan Livestock – Jim,Ty, & Kyle Duncan, breeder; 5. Talen Crist, Micah Crist/John Crist, breeder; 6. Tanner Faver, Tiffany & Denton Dowell, breeder; 7. Sydney Gardner, Runyan Cattle, breeder; 8. Logan Woodburn, Runyan Cattle, breeder; 9. Aleahna Branch, Double J – John & Janet Griffiths, breeder. Class 2: 1. Tayler Fraze, LC Maines – Lacey Menapace, breeder; 2. Madison Smith, Tiffany & Denton Dowell, breeder; 3. Kelsi Ann Woodburn, Spindle Show Steers, breeder; 4. Avery Jones, SKJ Family Inc., breeder; 5. Cody Reid, Spindle Show Steers, breeder; 6. Kaitlin Grau, Grau Ranch – Lane Grau, breeder; 7. Shooter Hill, TS Show Steers, breeder; 8. Annalies Mobley, Metzger Maines & Show Steers, breeder; 9. Bailey Smith, Metzger Maines & Show Steers, breeder 10. Christian Hopkins, Albert Lyon – Lyon Farms, breeder. Class 3: 1. Kyle Metzger, Metzger Maines & Show Steers, breeder; 2. Briana Montano, Shane Lutrick Show Cattle, breeder; 3. Kaitlin Grau, Storm Gerhart, breeder; 4. Jake Doherty, Jim Doherty – Doherty Ranches breeder; 5. Logan Woodburn, 34


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New Mexico Bred & Raised Show Sponsors Platinum Sponsors: New Mexico Department of Agriculture; Hi Pro Feeds. Banner Sponsors: Duncan Livestock; Lowry Show Calves; 99 Cattle Co.; Boehringer Ingleheim; Pfizer Animal Health; Bruhn Enterprises; Hi Pro Feeds; T&M Fuels; CJ Traders; Bradley Supply. Gold Sponsors: Fernandez Show Steers; LT Cattle Co.; Blackburn Farms; Runyan Cattle; Copper Cowbelles; Farmway; LC Maines; Ag New Mexico; Farm Credit Services; TS Show Steers; Barham Show Steers. Buckle Donors: Metzger Maines; Harold & Matalina Smith; J3 Cattle Company. Donors: Diamond Arrow Ranch; Pauls Vet Supply; Tiffany & Denton Dowell; Davis Ranch; Lyon Farm/Bar TL Cattle; Bill King; Ute Creek Livestock; Corriente Cowbelles; Gerhart Farms; Mike Cone; Purina Mills; Double J Cattle; Spinde Show Calves; NM Cattle Growers’ Association. Donations in Memory Of: Harold & Matalina Smith in memory of Pasty Clavel; Harold & Matalina Smith in memory of Brett Barham; John Villalba & Travis Thorn in memory of Brett Barham.

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NMSU engineering, Extension service pair to demonstrate agricultural use of solar power or the more than 25,000 farms spread across the rural landscape in New Mexico, electrical power isn’t always readily available. Windmills have long been the traditional source of pulling water from wells at remote agricultural outposts, but now, solar panels may be popping up in place of these icons of the American West. New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering and the Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up to show New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers how they can use alternative energy in their business. Extension officers can now provide live demonstrations with a portable solar-


powered water pump. “There are a lot of producers looking for alternative power options,” said Bruce Hinrichs, associate director of the Cooperative Extension Service. “It’s difficult for them to know where to start when they are considering new technologies.” Tom Jenkins, professor of engineering technology and head of the department’s renewable energy program, has been working with the extension service to produce training presentations explaining the use of renewable energy sources in agricultural applications. Taking the idea further, extension officers wanted to be able to demonstrate to the agricultural community in the state how solar power could be used to pump well water. Jenkins, acting as a client, presented a group of mechanical engineering technol-

ogy students with the problem. Three students took on the problem as their senior capstone project in the spring 2011 semester. Senior capstone design courses are the culmination of the engineering curriculum at NMSU, requiring students to utilize knowledge and skills acquired throughout their coursework. Under the tutelage of Craig Ricketts, associate engineering technology professor, Cody Anderson, Felicia Costales and Andres Galvan designed and built a portable demonstration unit that could be taken into the field. The unit consists of a rolling cart outfitted with a small solar panel that collects heat energy from sunlight and converts it to electricity. The electricity powers a continued on page 75

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Billy The Kid’s Pals: Charlie Bowdre & Tom O’Folliard veryone who has been in New Mexico for more than fifteen minutes knows about Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney); knows that Pat Garrett killed him on July 14, 1881 at Fort Sumner, where he was buried alongside two of his cohorts under a tombstone that reads, “PALS.” Not many folks, though, know who those “pals” were. Fame for Charlie Bowdre and Tom O’Folliard did not survive their deaths, in the way that Billy’s did. In many ways, Charlie Bowdre was an unlikely partner for Bonney. For one thing, Bowdre was more than ten years older than Bonney, born in 1848 in Mississippi. Some historians, but not all, believe that Billy was born in New York City, probably in 1859. Bowdre drifted around the west as a young man, and is known to have spent some time in Dodge City, Kansas and Fort Griffin, Texas, before he arrived in New Mexico in the company of Josiah


“Doc” Scurlock around 1875 (Scurlock was another of Billy’s pals, but he survived his association with the outlaw and lived to old age). Not long after that, Charlie married Manuela Herrera and purchased a farm on the Rio Ruidoso in Lincoln

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became acquainted with Billy Bonney, Tom O’Folliard and others of the same ilk. The three of them became fast friends. Bowdre was involved in some of the most stirring events of the Lincoln County War including the early fight at Blazer’s Mill in April 1878. He was one of an estimated 14 outlaws (or possemen, depending on point of view) that was set upon by Andrew “Buckshot” Roberts. Some say that Roberts was after the bounty on some of the outlaws while others believe that he stumbled upon the gang accidentally; which certainly makes the most sense. Roberts was able to wound two or three of the outlaws before he was himself shot. Bowdre usually gets credit for shooting Roberts, although Billy Bonney also claimed credit. After the wounded Roberts took cover, he shot and killed Dick Brewer continued on page 38

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who many described as the leader of the group. That ended the fight. Roberts died the next day and he and Brewer were buried side by side on a hill near Blazer’s Mill. The Five Day’s Battle in Lincoln took place the following July, and Bowdre was there, too. Some say, in fact, that he held a leadership position. He escaped from that melee alive and while he remained with Bonney over the next few years, he made a couple of tentative efforts at making peace between the warring factions in the Lincoln County war, none of which succeeded. Bowdre was present at Fort Sumner on December 19, 1880 when a posse led by Sheriff Pat Garrett ambushed the gang and killed Tom O’Folliard. His own death was to come only two days later when Garrett’s posse surrounded a stone shack at Stinking Springs, near present-day Taiban in eastern New Mexico. When Bowdre stepped outside just after sunrise to feed his horse, the posse opened fire and he was mortally wounded. He is said to have opened his arms toward the posse and to have said, “I wish, I wish . . .” before he died. Pat Garrett

is usually credited with killing Bowdre, but there is no proof of that. Garrett paid for the suit in which Bowdre was buried. O’Folliard* was born near Uvalde, Texas, and was very close to Billy Bonney in age. He was orphaned as a youngster and raised by a Mexican family at Monclave in the state of Coahuila. He arrived in Lincoln County in the spring of 1878, in time

O’Folliard rode in the front with another outlaw, Tom Pickett, when Garrett ordered them to halt. to get tangled up in the Lincoln County War. He and Bonney became close friends. He, too, was present at the Five Day’s Battle, and survived it, although he was wounded in the shoulder as he fled. Tom also stayed with Bonney in the intervening years before Pat Garrett was elected Sheriff of Lincoln County. On December 19, 1880, Garrett’s posse holed-

up in Fort Sumner in the hope that Bonney and his bunch would ride in, and they did just that. O’Folliard rode in the front with another outlaw, Tom Pickett, when Garrett ordered them to halt. O’Folliard reached for his pistol as two or three of the possemen opened fire with rifles. A bullet took him in the chest, near the heart. He tried to flee along with the others, but could not. He remained alive as Garrett and some others carried him inside, out of the cold, and laid him out on the floor. “Oh my God,” he cried, “is it possible I must die?” “Tom, your time is short,” Garrett replied “The sooner the better. I will be out of pain.” O’Folliard died soon after saying it. Billy Bonney would be dead, too, less than seven months later, also at the hand of Pat Garrett. Readers who choose to visit the “PALS” tombstone in the old military cemetery at Fort Sumner should not suppose as they look at it that the bones of the three outlaws rest beneath it. A flood washed away the grave markers more than 100 years ago. No one knows exactly where in the cemetery the three bodies repose, and there are some that don’t believe that Billy’s body is there at all. * Mark Lee Gardner in To Hell on a Fast Horse refers to O’Folliard as simply Folliard. Questions or comments? Contact Don n Bullis at


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group’s lackluster performance in using donors’ contributions. According to the report, HSUS spends up to 49 cents to raise every dollar, while spending as little as 49 percent of its budget on programs. Even PETA, best known for publicity stunts involving partially naked women, topped HSUS with a “C-plus” grade in the latest AIP report, The AIP report groups charities by type of mission, helping potential donors compare among similar charities such as those focused on cancer research, hunger or homelessness. Among the category for Animal and Animal Protection, several earned spots among the report’s top-rated charities. These include the Animal Welfare Institute, Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Farming Association. These organizations, while apparently more forthright in their financial disclosures and efficient in appropriating funds, are not especially friendly to commercial livestock production. The motto listed on the Animal Welfare Institute’s website states: “Working to abolish factory farms, support high-welfare family farms and achieve humane transport and slaughter for all animals.” Farm Sanctuary takes the message even further, stating the organization

“works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.” Humane Farming Association lists its goals to “protect farm animals from cruelty and abuse, to protect the public from the misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal facton ries.”





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his month we will start off with the settlement agreement between the US Fish and Wildlife Service and two environmental groups we know all too well, The Center for Biological Diversity and the WildEarth Guardians. This deal has been in the works for months that we know of and probably longer. It settles ongoing lawsuits over FWS handling of around 250 candidate species and also obligates the agency to act on listing petitions on over 600 species by 2018. A Washington, DC federal judge approved it September 9. There are specifics of the agreement that will have direct impact on New Mexico. The first provision requires the FWS to issue either a Proposed Rule or a ‘not warranted finding’ for the Mexican wolf by the end of Fiscal Year 2012. Another provision requires a determination on the status of the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse by FY 2013. Still another provision directly affecting New Mexico requires the FWS to amend the boundaries of the Canadian lynx Distinct Population Segment to include New Mexico by FY 2013. It also requires a determination on the proposed critical habitat designation for the jaguar by statutory deadlines. New Mexico has 16 species on the candidate list. As no surprise, buried way down toward the end of the stipulated judgment, the FWS agrees that the plaintiffs (CBD and WEG) prevailed in this action and are entitled to compensation for legal fees, the amount to be negotiated. For their part, the enviros agree not to petition for more than 10 species listings per year for the term of the agreement. This settlement doesn’t obligate the numerous other groups from filing new suits but if the level of lawsuits does not decrease, the FWS may be released from this agreement. It also depends on FWS receiving funding at FY 2011 request levels for the duration. This looks like the ultimate sweetheart deal for the CBD and WEG. The government capitulates to their demands and the FWS has to manage ESA programs according to their priorities. They get legal fees 40


paid and the potential for critical habitat designations for numerous species so they can control land use over millions of acres. From their point of view, what’s not to like? How can congress allow this insanity to continue? In addition to the settlement’s possible effects on the wolf program, the Mexican government has announced that it intends to release five radio collared wolves in northeastern Sonora. The date and exact location are still unknown. USFWS officials say that if the wolves cross into the US, outside the Mexican wolf reintroduction area they will be treated as fully protected under the ESA. Within the reintro-

Here in New Mexico the Otero County Commission negotiated a deal with the US Attorney’s office to allow them to conduct an Emergency Tree Cutting as part of their emergency plan to reduce the fire danger. duction area they will be under the 10j rule, the same as the rest of the recovery population. Recently that has been about the same as full ESA protection. Also, in August the Center for Biological Diversity filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for removing the trapping ban in the wolf recovery area. CBD is interpreting the reinstatement of legal fur trapping in the area as a violation of the “take” provisions of the ESA. Without having any wolves actually taken by the reinstatement and without the game department setting traps and doing the “taking”; it looks like a real legal stretch of the statutes. CBD


couldn’t get what they wanted from this Game Commission so now they are trying to harass and intimidate them through the courts. They have a track record of success with such tactics as evidenced by the settlement agreement mentioned above. In addition to this attack on fur trapping, there seems to be an increasing amount of noise from anti-trapping groups. Watch out for another assault on trapping in the legislature next year. Occasionally we hear of efforts to estimate the actual cost of environmental regulation. With the current state of the national economy and real concerns among a growing majority of voters with government spending and the national debt there is more interest in knowing the costs of senseless environmental regulation including the ESA. The state of Alaska has filed an appeal of the court decision that upheld the listing of the polar bear claiming populations have been increasing. Alaska has also issued a solicitation for proposals to do a study of ESA costs that would be published in a peer-reviewed and respected journal. The results would be Alaska specific but would be an indicator of the costs nationally. Another sign that the cost of environmental regulation is becoming a political concern, the Obama administration withdrew new, more stringent emissions regulations to control ozone levels. In another “Let me be clear” speech the President announced the pull-back and reiterated his commitment to the environment but it left the greenies fuming. That is a real indication that the tide is turning. More and more counties in western states are taking matters into their own hands on natural resource/environmental issues. In Idaho five counties are moving to have the state assume management of Forest Service lands. Their issue is the lack of logging which had provided much of the funding for rural schools in counties without much private land tax base. Federal legislation allows 25 percent of timber harvest income to go to local school discontinued on page 41

action at the rally in Cloudcroft and around half that many accompanied Pearce and county officials to the one acre plot designated as the beginning of the thinning project to witness Pearce fell the first tree. The BLM is reportedly considering more than a dozen “Crown Jewells” for wilderness designation according to the different state BLM offices. Wyoming and Idaho have no recommendations citing lack of support from local and state officials. Wyoming’s Governor Matt Mead told the state BLM director they should release the 337,000 acres in Wyoming now in Wilderness Study Areas before they consider restricting use on more. That sounds like a reasonable position. New Mexico’s state office is reportedly “mulling over a few areas” with no specifics given. As of this writing there has been no new legislative action on Senator Bingaman’s wilderness bill for Dona Ana County since the 52 second hearing Frank mentioned last month. Congressional Republicans have introduced bills to require either congressional or state approval of any new National Monuments and under the Antiquities Act. You will recall former President Clinton’s monument designations as he left office that

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tricts but environmentalists have all but stopped FS timber harvest permits. Here in New Mexico the Otero County Commission negotiated a deal with the US Attorney’s office to allow them to conduct an Emergency Tree Cutting as part of their emergency plan to reduce the fire danger on 69,000 acres of the Lincoln National Forest that current FS mismanagement has created. In the absence of federal action in an emergency situation, County Commissioners have the authority and the responsibility to act to protect the county and its citizens. The county attorney says they are still in discussions with federal officials on the rest of the 69,000-acre plan. The ceremonial kick-off to the thinning project took place September 17. Congressman Steve Pearce spoke to start the event and cut the first tree. He has been criticized by the likes of CBD’s Taylor McKinnon for taking part in the tree-cutting and his past support for his constituents on environmental issues. The greater majority of his constituents appreciate his support for their safety and sound management of natural resources. There were a couple of hundred supporters of the

blindsided Utah by locking up a big chunk of the state’s natural resources with no state or local input. Rumors surface from time to time about areas in New Mexico that are under consideration for monument designation. Wilderness areas can’t be designated without congressional action. National Monuments shouldn’t either. A New Mexico rancher was recently recognized by the BLM with their National Stewardship Award. Joe Stell is a Carlsbad area rancher and former state legislator. In the legislature, Joe was known for his expertise on water issues and his office was one of the places where Bud and others who represented agriculture would hang their hats while they lobbied in the Round House. Joe has always been a supporter of federal land livestock grazing. We congratulate him on a well-deserved award. Mid-September brought some much needed moisture to a lot of the state. There are still many places that are too dry and in most of them it is too late to grow usable forage. Predictions are for below normal precipitation for the rest of the fall and winter. All we can do is try to take care of our pasture and our livestock so they will be in shape to recover when the rains return. Until next time, pray for rain and n God’s blessing on us all.

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timber operations, manure pits and storage bins. n Prohibition of youths at country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions. During the work-up of the new rules “It became apparent there were hazards in grain bins and other enclosed spaces where children were working both on farms and off,” said Hancock. “There have been a number of fairly high-profile incidents involving children through engulfment or other tragic injuries and accidents. So, we saw this as an opportunity to also propose rules for grain bins and other such structures.” Prompted by later questions, Hancock said the new rules “would essentially preclude kids under 18 from being on the premises of a commercial grain elevator.” While previous regulations attempted to address such situations “there was never any broad, sweeping prohibition on kids working in a grain elevator. It had to be specific – like working with an augur or lift. We’ve concluded in grain elevators there are too many hazards and kids shouldn’t be present in that work place.” n Prohibition of those under age 16 from participating in the cultivation, har-

DAVID BENNETT, DELTA FARM PRESS ong in the works, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is set to release proposed updates to child labor regulations aimed at safety concerns in agriculture-related jobs. DOL officials – who claim the fatality rate for teenagers working in agriculture is four times greater than the risk for the average working teenager – say the proposals will not impact current exemptions for children of farmers working on family operations. Exemptions for such children are “legislative and nothing in (these new regulations) would disturb that particular legislative provision,” said Michael Hancock, DOL Assistant Administrator for Policy, during a recent afternoon press conference. For other farm-working youths, however, the proposed rules – which have not been updated since the 1970 Fair Labor Standards Act – would add new restrictions and flat-out bans. Among them: n Strengthening of current child labor regulations prohibiting agricultural work with animals and in pesticide handling,


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vesting and curing of tobacco. n Prohibition of youth in both agricultural and nonagricultural employment from using electronic, including communication, devices while operating powerdriven equipment. “Distracted driving’,” said Hancock, “was becoming a major issue that the Department of Transportation and DOL were interested in trying to address. We thought this was an opportunity to propose a regulation that affects not (only) children working on farms but also children employed in non-agricultural occupations. “We thought it was worth the time and effort to pull the rule back and add additional provisions dealing with distracted driving.” n Prohibition of those under 16 years old from operating almost all power-driven equipment. A limited exemption would permit some student learners to operate certain farm implements and tractors, when equipped with proper rollover protection structures and seat belts, under specified conditions. Hancock: “There are a number of different changes and additions that deal with farm equipment generally – whether tractors or other power-driven machinery that we’ve concluded present an unacceptable risk to children. In the proposed rules “we’ve identified a number of very specific implements in the work place that present an unnecessary and unacceptable risk to children. In most cases, they’ll be precluded from working around those implements. “There is a small window that still exists for children in a legitimate training/student learner program. That will allow them, under close supervision and after sufficient training, to continue to work with things like tractors.” According to a DOL press release, it is also proposing to create “a new nonagricultural hazardous occupations order that would prevent children under 18 from being employed in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” The right balance?

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“Our proposal has important implications for those who work in agriculture. We’re inviting the public to provide comment on its provisions.” Solis said the proposed rules are “also part of our effort to better align the rules that apply agricultural employment with those that apply to the employment of children in non-agricultural work places. “Children employed in agriculture are some of the most vulnerable workers in America. We cannot, and will not, stand by while so many of them continue to work in unsafe and unhealthy work places. “Though the number of young, hired farm workers is relatively small, they’re employed in one of the most dangerous occupations. Their job duties can range from working with animals to pesticide handling, timber operations, grain bins and complex, power-driven equipment. These are activities best left to trained adults.” In 2009, said Solis “we found egregious child labor among blueberry farms in several states across the country. We put a stop to it. We made sure employers understood the law and made sure workers understood it, too. “It is important to note that our proposed rule is designed to strike the right balance. (It) doesn’t change the parental exemption, which allows the child of a farmer to do anything at any age, at any time of day, on a farm owned by his or her parents.” The public comment period on the new regulations will run through Nov. 1. A public hearing will follow the comment period. The DOL says a complete list of the proposed revisions will be available in the Federal Register on September 2. Asked how the new regulations might impact Latino children working U.S. farms, Hancock said the DOL’s intention “is to protect all children working in an agricultural setting. Of course, Latino children and their families are heavily present in that industry. We expect they’ll be one of the primary beneficiaries of this. But the intent is to protect children and we think that’ll be accomplished by this.” What about restrictions based on age? All of what the DOL proposes “is within the confines of legislation,” said Hancock. “Legislation not only allows the children of farmers to work unimpeded on the (family) farm without any age restriction, (there are) a number of different exceptions that allow children even under 12

years old to work in agriculture under certain, circumscribed conditions. That’s been in the legislation since the beginning and nothing in (the new proposals) will disturb that.” So, there’s no minimum age for children working a farm 12 hours a day? “Again, the legislation is something that sets the parameters on what we can do,” replied Hancock. “Having said that, we think a number of these provisions will have a profound impact on children working in agriculture no matter their age – particularly for children of 14 and 15

years, who will now be prohibited from doing certain occupations they’ve heretofore been able to do. “In addition, we’re asking for comments on a particular issue about whether or not certain conditions may persist in the agriculture work place that we should take a closer look at. Things like when the heat reaches a certain point and presents a hazard we need to look at. Again, we think these are fairly sweeping protections we’re extending to all children in the agricultural work place withn out regard to age.”



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t is Fall and soon it will be the holiday season and things will really be getting into fast mode. The New Mexico State Fair has come and gone everyone did a great job manning the Beef Booth in the Bolack Building (the “Country Store Building”). People were looking for us in the Lujan Building but with our outside voices and directions, the public found us and was happy we were still at the fair. Let the New Mexico Beef Council and New Mexico Department of Agriculture know your thoughts about this change of venue so that they have our feed back when they plan for the 2012 State Fair booth. I hope you enjoyed being in Clayton for the 5 States Round-Up. Lariat CowBelles has hosted this meeting for 37 years. The


topics covered at this meeting were “Feeding to Please the Consumer”, “How strategic answers from the consumer will help us communicate”, and “Food Security in the Global Economy”. The speakers included Dr. John Lundeen, Executive Director, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association from Denver, Colorado, Dr. Mike Hubbert, Director of the NMSU Research Center in Clayton, and Owida Franz who is the Union County Extension Agent from Clayton. It is always a fun and informative meeting. The topics are current and the style show with the upcoming year’s trends and styles is great. As always, the catered meal, with beef as the highlighted item, was delicious. A big thank you to the Lariat members and the Clayton sponsors


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who make this all possible! Another event which has been going on is the Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature and Governor Susana Martinez has been in the news since she sold the past governor’s plane. Remember that the politicians are out and about seeking your vote for the next election. We all need to connect with them and help to educate them on agricultural issues, as well as offer to provide them with real facts about what we do for the beef industry in New Mexico and this great country. No matter who you support, take the time to help them understand this way of life and make that connection so you can get your voice heard. There are not that many elected officials who are connected to agriculture and each one of you can make a difference. Many of you have asked about the All American Beef Battalion (AABB) Steak Feed that CowBelles and CattleWomen help with at Fort Bliss. There is an up coming event this month – October 22, they are planning to serve 1,200 steaks to our military men and women. This is a free event for these service people, and their families, and it is a great way to show your support for the sacrifices they make. Bring your personal identification, car registration and proof of insurance if you’re driving. When we hear the location, it will go out on a NMCB email. This is an outside event, so be prepared with jacket, hats, sunscreen etc. . . . the usual. Also, don’t forget your cameras. Ladies, I hope you have sent in your New Mexico CowBelle form with your nomination for the 2011 CowBelle of the Year. These forms are due to the President by Oct.15 in order for the committee to have time to review the nominations. This is your chance to give a New Mexico CowBelle recognition, at the state level, and to let her know you’re proud of all she does for our industry. The year is speeding along and everyone is staying very busy with their families and the up-coming Fall events and I hope all of you are doing well. Beverly will be looking for your red book reports which can be sent to her as soon as you type them up and make the 50 copies. If you buy the three-hole punched back paper you will have one thing already done before you get started. Wow . . . what people don’t think of for us to buy. Thank you all for your continued help and support of the New Mexico CowBelles – Linda Lee NMCB President continued on page 45



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Grant County Copper CowBelles’ August 19, 2011 meeting, held at the Red Barn was called to order by President Pat Hunt with 16 members in attendance. Hostesses Neline Dominguez, Joyce Biebelle and Shirley Sova led the Pledge, CowBelle Creed and Prayer. The minutes of the June 14, 2011 meeting as published in the August Newsletter were approved. Treasurer Bev Medford presented the June and July Treasurer’s reports. Pat noted that two beef donations were made during July, one to the Relay for Life drawing ($30 Beef Certificate) and the Tate Shelley Benefit Roping and BBQ ($100). Both donations were approved by a poll of Executive Directors as there was not a membership meeting scheduled in July. Pat announced that she has only received one response to her request for feedback about politically sensitive issues such as wolf reintroduction. Judy Billings has stepped down from the Food Policy Council and Pat was unable to find a rancher willing to be appointed. Carolyn Smith of the Food Coop was approved for one of the vacancies. The Chamber of Commerce has been notified that it must move and Pat picked up cookbooks that they were selling for group. They have sold five or six for and it is unfortunate to have lost this venue. Judy O’Loughlin is on the GRMC Foundation Board and it was decided to make a $50 beef certificate donation towards a golf tournament fund raiser. The money earned is used to provide scholarships for nursing students at WNMU. Linda Pecotte briefly discussed the statewide redistricting that has the potential to change Representatives. Joan Woodward confirmed that the plans for the “Past President’s Luncheon” are progressing. It will probably be held on a Saturday in November and the Women’s Club will be approached about catering it at their building. We need a plan for a program that day and we may need to coordinate transportation for some of the members. Lori Nell read the main points of the Executive Board meeting that was held to plan the Denim and Pearls. The major change is that the dinner will be catered and the CowBelle members will only have to bring desserts. Kathy Davis will coordinate and organize the desserts and coffee at the dance. The ticket prices have been increased to cover $5 out of the $6 dinner costs. The time frames have been moved up to accommodate the dinner line. Donations are still needed for the silent auction. Bev showed everyone the Shoofly print that Robin Gierhart donated and BJ

New Mexico CowBelles were quite comfortable in their new home in the Beef Booth in the Bolack Building at the 2011 New Mexico State Fair. Beef lovers seemed to have little trouble in locating the new digs.

Frames (Julie Gierhart) framed for the scholarship drawing at the dance. It will be displayed at the County Fair too. All members will be asked to sell tickets for this event as it is our primary fund raiser of the year. Kathy Davis is on schedule for orga-

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cussed Old West Days/ Ft Bayard Days the weekend of September 17. She will have a table for sure at Ft Bayard on Saturday. There will be activities downtown that weekend and Kim will ask Georgia Bearup and Cissy McAndrew if Denim and Pearls tickets can be sold at their office that day. Submitted by Pat Hunt in the absence of Secretary, Wanda McInnis The Chuckwagon CowBelles met on September 13, 2011 with 19 members and two guests present. Toni Barrow began the meeting at 10:45 a.m. The Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and CowBelle Creed were recited. Toni shared some recipes from the Beef Booth. Toni also read Lariat CowBelles’ invitation to the 5 States meeting on October 5, 2011. The Nominating Committee nominations are as follows: President – Toni Barrow, Vice-president – Carolyn Chance, Secretary – Babbi Baker, Treasurer – Vera Gibson. After no nominations were received from the floor, it was decided to accept the nominations for the entire officer board as presented by the Nominating Committee by acclamation. Carolyn Chance gave a report on the next meeting which will be held on October 11

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ne of the tragedies of our time is teen suicide as a result of bullying. Perhaps it is no greater than in the past, but today’s 24-hour television and Internet media make its occurrence an instant national and international sensation. Social media provides a whole new venue to bully, make fun of, taunt and otherwise terrorize our peers. I would venture to guess that most of us, especially those of us who choose not to or are unable to conform to the “social norm” of the day, have felt bullied. It is with some shame that we admit that maybe we have been on the dishing out end of bullying too. Anything that makes someone feel like the alternative is better than life is just plain wrong. Those who have suffered a


suicide in family or friend knows that it a haunting tragedy that doesn’t ever heal. Our hearts go out to them now and forever. But are school programs against bullying and teen suicide enough to solve the problem? Not to make light of an extremely serious situation, I think that we should attack the bullying problem starting with late night comedians followed closely by news writers and commentators. I am guilty of listening to a few minutes of David Letterman or sometimes Jay Leno before I drift off to sleep to try and dream up solutions for tomorrow’s problems. We are trying to teach our children to be kind to others in thought, speech and action, but it is perfectly acceptable for one of

those guys to make fun of (aka bully) virtually any public figure in the world. They sometimes even take a turn at individuals in the audience. Are they sent off to sensitivity training? Of course not, they are met with laughter and frivolity. Is it not okay to make remarks about a school mates looks, size or whatever, but it is okay for David to make jokes about Chris Christy’s weight — and in needing to pay for an extra seat on Air Force 1, if Christy were to be elected President of the United States? That’s just the example for this week — there literally hundreds of them on the air weekly. continued on page 48



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Then there is the news media. How would you like to be Barbara Bush? Nearly three years after her son is out of office, you can come across numerous references to President Bush and his faults in every ill known to the country and abroad. And movie titles… Dumb And Dumber or Coyote Ugly. I don’t care what the message of the movie might be, a child seeing the title must the get the message that it is cool (or bad… yes, today that means good) to make such comments about people they know. On the other hand, how do we teach younger generations that everyone has flaws — not everyone is going to be a beauty queen, great at sports or whatever the measuring stick of the day happens to be. Not everyone can win. There are often more winners than losers, but there is value and lessons to be learned in making the effort, even if you are at the back of the line. Spending Junior Week at the New Mexico State Fair always boosts my morale as I watch bright-faced, cleanly dressed youngsters proudly exhibiting their livestock. They know from the first day they take a



project on that the chances of them being a grand champion are far less than them ending up in the middle or at the end of the pack. But the project is worth doing. At first they may just take their parents’ word for it, but you wouldn’t see those youngsters taking time out of their first semester in college to come back to the Fair, if they didn’t find value and reward in it. We are fortunate that in agriculture we have the opportunity to compete, whether we win or lose. It is a shame that such a small portion of our nation’s children have the opportunities that ours in agriculture do. If Not Bullying… What Is?

Today’s news also makes one wonder why those opposed to agriculture — and security for the masses — shouldn’t be considered as bullies as well. For years we have written about the attacks and injustices forced upon us by those who simply don’t understand Mother Nature or have a different point of view. Last month the Hagens Berman law firm, a self-proclaimed consumer protection law firm, initiated a lawsuit against some of the largest names in the dairy industry on behalf of consumers, including companies responsible for 70 percent

of American milk. The case alleges that the companies conspired, under a national trade organization, to fix the price of milk by prematurely slaughtering hundreds of thousands of cows. The class-action suit, including Compassion Over Killing (COK) members, alleges that various dairy companies and trade groups, including the National Milk Producers Federation, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’Lakes, Inc. and AgriMark, Inc. combined to form Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) in order to fix the price of milk in the United States. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that between 2003 and 2010, more than 500,000 cows were slaughtered under CWT’s dairy herd retirement program in a concerted effort to reduce the supply of milk and inflate its price nationally. According to the complaint, the increased price allowed CWT members to earn more than $9 billion in additional revenue. The real message about the action falls at the end of the press release that says “According to Compassion Over Killing, continued on page 49

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the most effective way consumers can safeguard animals and put an end to cruel factory farming practices is simply to choose meat, egg and dairy-free foods.” COWS is described as “a national animal protection organization.” Wonder if they have ever met WHOA — the Wild Horse Observes Association. And the both need to meet PAJE, the Peoples’ Alliance for Jobs & The Environment. One New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association (NMCGA) member wonders if the “herd reduction of beef cattle due to the drought will be construed as artificially causing the price of beef to go up?” With one Texas university opening an all vegan cafeteria (see page 12), just about anything is possible.

Wanger ripped two Interior Department scientists for giving “false” and “incredible” testimony to support a “bad faith” delta smelt preservation plan. Wanger also threw out huge chunks of the federal government’s official “biological opinion” on five different species, calling the opinion, which is a guidance document for environmental regulators, “arbitrary, capricious, and unlawful.” In a correct, if novel, interpretation of

the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Wanger says “the public policy underlying NEPA favors protecting the balance between humans and the environment,” by, according to the first purpose listed in the statute, establishing “a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment.” In an earlier decision, for example, he continued on page 51

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Fred & Deborah Fellows at home in front of some of their memorabilia.

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Bronze statue by Deb Fellows at the entry to Santa Cruz County, AZ, Fair Grounds. Another like this stands at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

impressive lady. Fred is the quintessential cowboy. Rugged good looks on a 6-foot-plus frame, a large cowboy hat, there is no question this is one who has spent much time outdoors, a-horseback. Fred likes to talk roping horses and is quick to mention a horse he once owned which was a brother to the great horse “Walt” owned by professional roper, Travis Tryan. Both horses were raised by a mutual friend in Montana, Walt Vermendahl. One day Fred decided his horse was not being put to it’s full potential, turned out in a pasture on the Fellows ranch, so he decided to sell the horse, where it wound up back in the Tryan rope heard. The horse has been a winner of many things at the professional level since. Fred is an avid history buff. He is an expert on just about anything cowboy or Indian. His collection of Old West memorabilia is one of the most extensive private collections you will find anywhere. He knows the history of each and every piece, how they were used and where they came from. This knowledge comes in handy when working on art. If one of them is working on a piece depicting the 1800s, early 1900s or contemporary, they pay attention to every minor detail such as getting the clothing, tack and accessories correct for the period. Deb says, “In my opinion, it takes away from a piece if it’s supposed to be late 1800s and the horse is wearing a hackamore that wasn’t even invented until the 1940s.” Deborah also has a passion for good running horses. At the time of this writing, the couple has 14 head of horses on their Sonoita ranch. Each has a couple of roping horses; everything else is for racehorse breeding. The ones who don’t pan out on the track are then used as barrel racing and rope horse prospects. Deb is passionate about the bloodlines of the horses and laughs as she says, “I often trade art for stud fees.” That comment has gotten her

more than one strange look formal gatherings, but eventually she lets folks off the hook by explaining what paying “stud fees” means to someone in the horse business. Some of their more notable horses are Corona Cartel, Streaking La Jolla and Treis Seis, all of which have had their share of success on “the track.” The couple mentions the fact they have been on, and worked with, several of the Wests most famous ranches. This is an important factor, which carries over to the authenticity of their artwork. The Parker Ranch in Hawaii; Haythorn Ranch, Nebraska; Padlock and I X Ranches, Montana; JA, 6666 and 06 Ranches, Texas and the Y7 Ranch of New Mexico are but a few of the ranches they have been around. After 21-plus years of marriage, the two still act more like newly-weds than a couple approaching the milestone “silver” anniversary. They spend each day working side by side in their luxurious art studio on the ranch. Fred says, “A typical day is to go out to the studio after breakfast and we each work on our respective projects. After lunch together, we go back out and work till late afternoon. Then we might saddle up some horses and run a few steers, coming back in the evening to go over our projects together. It is much better to have four sets of eyes critiquing our work than two. Sometimes I will see little things Deb has over looked and visa-versa.” The two spend most of their time together, truly enjoying each other’s company. Whether traveling the West, gaining experience on some of the famous

ranches, or working with their own animals at the home ranch, Fred and Deborah Fellows take pride in transferring the real West into their highly acclaimed artwork. n


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PETA Plans Porn Site COMMENTARY BY DAN MURPHY / WWW.CATTLENETWORK.COM he charitable interpretation of the announcement that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will be launching a pornographic website is that the group “is known for using controversial methods” to help advance its various animal rights campaigns. The view is that hosting a porn site is merely another step along the morally bankrupt path the group’s leadership chose to follow a long time ago. Of course, PETA has always been proud of how its actions have “pushed the envelope” and garnered attention from media members more interested in sex and sleaze than substance. For years, PETA’s anti-fur ads have featured nude celebrities — tastefully photographed, so they say, and not at all exploitive of women. Which has been Hugh Hefner’s line for going on 50 years now. (Plus, PETA has a knack for attracting endorsements from women who are already posing nude and semi-nude every chance they get, like Pam Anderson, Khloe Kardashian and porn star Sasha Grey. Is it


really all that ground-breaking for people who are basically “famous” because they strip off their clothes for the camera to agree to a nude photo shoot?) The group is also quite proud of all the naked protests they’ve sponsored, here and in Europe, in which people march around topless to protest bullfighting or spend a couple hours in a cage wearing only a thong to demand the closure of all circuses. Again, though, most of those protestors appear quite happy to be the center of attention, and if it weren’t animal rights, I suspect they’d be equally thrilled to stage some naked street theater to condemn the overdose of trailers that precede the feature film at your local cineplex. Now, PETA plans to really push the envelope by creating an XXX website to “raise people’s awareness of veganism,” according to the Huffington Post. “We live in a 24-hour news cycle world, and we learn the racy things we do are sometimes the most effective way that we can reach particular individuals,” said PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt, who will not be taking off her clothes for the campaign, by the way. Instead of focusing on the “horror” of wearing fur, however, Rajt said that this new porn site is being launched to raise







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awareness of veganism. “We really want to grab people’s attention, get them talking and to question the status quo and ultimately take action, because the best way we can help the greatest number of animals is simply by not eating them.” According to Rajt, the site will have enough adult content to qualify for the .xxx domain URL but also some graphic images of animals that viewers may not expect to see. “PETA’s sexy side displayed in galleries and videos will quickly give way to the sinister world of animal mistreatment uncovered by the group’s hidden camera investigations in a very different kind of graphic content,” according to the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne, Australia. All the wrong moves

It’s tempting to simply dismiss this latest stunt as yet another tired effort to score some media coverage for all the wrong reasons. That’s basically what PETA does: From proclaiming that Jesus was a veggie (just skip the story of the loaves and fishes, okay?) to promoting beer drinking among college students as an alternative to milk to pretending that their obsession with sex is nothing more than a marketing tool, the group specializes in publicity, not progress. They don’t care who gets hurt, who gets embarrassed or who gets offended — just as long as somebody’s paying attention to their warped and whacky agenda. But funding a porno site, if reports about the planned content are accurate, goes beyond merely distasteful. The issue isn’t just the content — people certainly have different views about nudity and how appropriate it might be for adult viewing — it’s about the moral bankruptcy of “means justify the ends.” That’s the attitude that fuels just about every activity that we object to in life, isn’t it? It doesn’t matter what your politics are, the biggest complaint from everyone of virtually any political persuasion is that the “other guys” are playing dirty. That they’re slinging mud and spreading rumors that just aren’t true. And why? Because that’s what it takes to get elected, or so the operatives behind every instance of negative campaigning will claim. Heck, that’s why wars get started: We have no choice but to attack our enemies, in order to protect our people. Yet PETA seems to have no problem continued on page 71





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(Below) 4-H Specialist Rick Richardson discusses the role of NMSU Cooperative Extension Service.

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Jim Bob Burnett with daughter Shelby and son Wesley, at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair where they were showing their steers.

2011-2012 DIRECTORS — CHAIRMAN, Jim Bob Burnett (Producer); VICE-CHAIRMAN, Darrell Brown (Producer); SECRETARY, Bernarr Treat (Producer). NMBC DIRECTORS: Andres Aragon (Producer); Bruce Davis (Producer); Alicia Sanchez (Purebred Producer); Art Schaap (Fluid Milk Producer); David McSherry (Feeder); Mark McCollum (Feeder)

FEDERATION DIRECTOR, Jane Frost (Producer); U.S.M.E.F. DIRECTOR, David McSherry; BEEF BOARD DIRECTORS, Tammy Ogilvie (Producer), Wesley Grau (Producer).

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A. Lariat CowBelles, who meet in Clayton, bring their special brand of wit and wisdom to State Fair, educating attendees on the power of beef and sharing the beef story B. The NMBC enjoyed their fair excursion and visiting the new Beef Booth. C. Mrs. Kimsey assists a fair-goer with the Beef Trivia Quiz. D. State Fair is the place to sample tasty new pre-cooked beef items – and thousands do! E. Name the giant cheeseburger and win a prize. F. You mean all I have to do is put it in the microwave?



(Below) 4-H Specialist Rick Richardson discusses the role of NMSU Cooperative Extension Service.

KIDS ’N KOWS cont. on page 56 OCTOBER 2011


Winter 1972 at the Bells by CURTIS FORT

n early January of 1972 I had just finished my last semester of school at NMSU and had put out lots of tracks on the Jornada and Armedaris outfits. My friend Calvin Bailey was running the college ranch and offered me a job. So, I planned to do that until spring, then drift to Arizona and work for those big outfits there. I got word from Don Hofman, manager of the Bells, that they needed a steady cowpuncher at headquarters, whose wife could cook at the cookhouse. It was good to be back in that rim rock country. We got our mail at Bell Ranch, New Mexico. The mailman came Monday, Wednesday, and Friday around 11:00 a.m. Abbey, Don’s wife, was Post Lady and sorted the mail. We had to be at the cookhouse early each morning in time to cook breakfast, and it was 7:00 p.m. each night before we finished with supper. We had plenty to eat, cowboy wages, and best of all, we were horseback 95 percent of the time. Everyday was fun . . . rain, snow, sleet or




shine. Working with good cowboys, and well mounted, what more do you want? We all had five mounts we kept up for the winter. Of the five, usually two or so were young horses that were broke the previous summer and still needed lots of miles on them. The other three were top mounts and you could rope anything on them that wore hair. Every morning Leo roped out our mounts and we would load up and prowl some pasture. We’d get back for dinner, get fresh mounts and go again. While prowling, we made sure we checked those old Indian camps for arrowheads. It’s great to find a nice arrowhead and wonder who the last fella was that held it as he tied it on an arrow shaft. There were also many places on the Bells with Indian drawings on the rocks. There were snakes, deer, antelope, circles, and all sorts of odd figures. Leo liked all the Indian things, also. When we were prowling a pasture, he would roll a smoke and say, “Curtis, you and Jim ride the Perra Creek and when it gets into that little canyon, there’s a big overhang up nearly to the top on the north side. Sure some good flint chips and metates there. That would be a good place to reset your saddle,” he’d say with a grin. One January morning it was double cold with a couple inches of snow, but we loaded our mounts and headed for the Seco Pasture. We unloaded over at the Gavilan Mill. It was very cold as we mounted up. Leo struck a match, lit his Prince Albert and said, “Bert, you and Jim, if you don’t mind, prowl that Red Spring Mill and Upper Cow Pass

country. Curtis and I will see what’s going on over around the Muertos Canyon range.” When we got to the Muertos Mill, we split up, I headed for China Canyon. Leo said he’d prowl that Muertos Canyon range. As I rode past the China Canyon Mill I thought of that day in July back in 1958 when the Wagon Boss, Buster Taylor was killed there branding maverick calves. Cattle were bushed up from the cold, so I rimmed out up a trail. Just short of the top along the foot of the bluff, I hobbled Porticito, kicked some cedar together and got a fire going. I was at the foot of ten-foot boulders, some with Indian drawings. As I warmed up, the cedar smoke and the Prince Albert smoke all mingled and smelled good. It was 15 degrees and overcast, but I could see several miles. I worked my way afoot up through a crack in the rim rocks. As I gazed to the south around the Upper Cow Pass I could see two different columns of smoke curling up. As I looked to the north there was some smoke working its way up through some rim rocks in that Muertos Canyon range. I think my amigos were doing the same as I, trying to warm up along with doing our jobs. That cold morning as I gazed across that Bell country, I realized I was very fortunate to be there. About 11:00 those smokes all disappeared and half an hour later we all showed up at the trailer. I think it all balances out as throughout the year, as so many times we were past dark calving heifers, fighting prairie fires, or water-gapping on Sunday. We rode for the brand. We not only rode all the Headquarters range, but we were always loading up and going to one of the camps and helping that camp man work cattle. There was the CA Camp along with the Mosquero, Casa Colorado and West camps. All these camps were acquired when Mr. Lane, the owner of the Bells, purchased the Waggoner ranch . . . 150,000 acres that joined the Bells on continued on page 59

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their north and east sides. Back around 1918 Mr. Trigg bought 238,000 acres at $3 per acre from the Red River Valley Company. A few years later he sold 150,000 acres to W.T. Waggoner of the famous Vernon, Texas Family. Then W. T. sold to Thompson and Graham in1969, and Mr. Lane bought it in 1971. The Bells had just doubled in size so we started keeping a large percent of the heifer calves to make mother cows to stock all this new range. In the fall we’d throw all those bred heifers into the Zorro Pasture, about 20 sections along the east side of Conchas Lake. Late February we would make several drags on the Zorro throwing 300 heifers into the Tulosa and Sabinosa pastures, each about 5 sections. Then we’d work them every week and throw the “heavies” into the Windmill Pasture, which we rode every day, accounting for each heifer and pulling calves when necessary. As they calved they were kicked back out in the Zorro, and more heavy heifers into the Windmill Pasture. One-hundred fifty more bred heifers were trailed up to Casa Colorado Camp, where Leo Williams

and Gary Morton were, and they calved them out there. Casa Colorado was the old working headquarters for Waggoners and is located in a pretty place on La Cinta Creek. Twenty miles down the La Cinta is the Bell Headquarters. When we gathered those heifers out of the Zorro there was always five or six that were really wild and when Leo would do his tally book, there was some still in the Zorro. So the next day, when we caught our afternoon mounts, Leo told Jim Peebles and me to haul over to the north side of the Conchas Lake and cut sign for those heifers. It had snowed the night before and melted in the morning. We unloaded and hit a high trot to where the Perra Creek comes in the Zorro Pasture and flows a half mile or so before it flows into the lake and forms a salt cedar thicket, 100 yards wide and half mile long. We saw their tracks as we rode through to the west side over by the Zorro Corrals. We looked around an Indian camp, and started back toward the creek. As we crossed an arroyo, we hobbled our horses and crawled up to the top so we could look over at a tabosa flat area. As we carefully peeked over the edge there were five of those wild heifers grazing in the open. We tightened our

cinches and tried to cut them off from that salt cedar, but they beat us there. We followed each track and when we’d crowd one close enough she’d bust out of the brush. Then we roped ‘em, stretched ‘em out, put dirt in their eyes and drove ‘em back into that salt cedar. We did that to all of them. We figured we’d show them they weren’t safe from these cow punchers, even in that brush. We loosened our cinches and let our horses blow. It was nearly sundown, and we figured when we came back we’d force ‘em out one at a time, whack it on them and lead them to the Zorro Pens. Well, the next morning we loaded our mounts and headed for the Windmill Pasture. As we crossed the cattle guard into the Zorro Pasture, Leo slammed on the brakes. He said, “There’s those heifers we’re short.” And sure enough, standing in a corner in open country, with their heads up, miles from their salt cedar hideout, were our wild heifers. We unloaded pronto, Leo eased around to open a wire gate and we put them through and off a trail into the Sabinosa. We pulled up on the rim and as Leo rolled a smoke he said, “Boy, we are sure lucky to find them so easy!” Jim looked over at me with a grin n . . . another good day on the Bells!



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commuter herd and accompanied by a copy of the commuter herd agreement, cattle that simply move through a State to a second location in the original State, cattle moved directly to an approved tagging site before commingling with other cattle, and cattle moved between shipping and receiving States or Tribes with other forms of identification as approved by both the original and receiving States or Tribes. (The proposal would allow those Western states with brand inspection systems to agree among themselves to allow cattle to move with brands used in lieu of official identification.) Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) requirements are generally the same as for official identification. Exceptions are cattle that move directly to an approved livestock facility with an owner-shipper statement and do not move interstate from the facility unless accompanied by an ICVI (approved livestock facilities are those facilities such as stockyards and livestock markets where livestock are assembled under State or Federal veterinary inspection), and cattle moved across state lines for veterinary medical purposes and returned to the farm of origin. Also, cattle and bison under 18 months of age may move between shipping and receiving states with documentation other than an ICVI, i.e. a brand inspection certificate, as agreed upon by animal health officials in the shipping and receiving States or Tribes. This last rule does not apply to mature cattle, as an ICVI is always required for mature cattle. The proposed rule also states that, at a later date, beef cattle under 18 months of age will no longer be exempt from these rules, but will be treated the same as adult cattle. The primary options for official identification for cattle and bison are either 1) the Animal Identification Number (AIN), a unique 15-digit number with the first three digits the country code (840 for USA). These numbers are provided by USDA and must be referenced to a Premises Identification Number (PIN). The AIN system is already in use. 2) Metal eartags described under the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES). New Mexico will propose to utilize two types of metal tags. Firstly, we propose to continue the use of tags with the format “85abc1234”. These tags will continue to be applied only by or under the supervision of accredited veterinarians. The second

metal tag system will have the format “NMabc1234”, with the Postal Code replacing the federal state code (85 for New Mexico). These tags will be available only through the New Mexico Livestock Board and will be distributed directly to producers. Distribution of these tags will require the producer to have either a PIN or a LID (Location Identifier). Approximately 3,500 PIN’s have already been assigned to New Mexico livestock producers. LID’s will be assigned and recorded within the New Mexico Livestock Board office. The exact format of the LID is yet to be determined, but will likely be based upon producers’ master brand numbers. By New Mexico statutes, all official identification, including marks or tags must be tied to a registered brand. Thus producers’ master brand numbers will logically serve as the LID.

The proposed rule has little change for sheep and goats, as they will continue to move under the guidelines of the existing Scrapie Eradication System. Horses and other equines required to be officially identified for interstate movement may be identified by an official electronic microchip, by a description sufficient to identify the individual as determined by the State animal health official, or by digital photographs. Other species including swine and poultry will see little change in movement requirements. The New Mexico Livestock Board will continue to work closely with Native American Tribes to insure that movement of livestock occurs with a minimum of changes. Tribes have the option of developing and maintaining their own system for identifying and tracing livestock separate n from the State. October 8, 2011

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Kern Land, Inc. ROY, NEW MEXICO – THE SOLANO RANCH is 3,726.45 deeded acres located in strong grama grass country, on State Highway 39 approximately 10 miles south of Roy. The ranch has been home for around 80 cows for many years but would work well for 200 to 250 yearlings most summers. Livestock water is supplied from 4 shallow windmills well placed throughout the ranch. The Solano Ranch has 293 acres under CRP contract, paying $5,134 annually through September 30, 2012. The ranch is very well priced on the market at $295 per acre. The ranch will be available for your cows or yearlings upon closing. 1304 Pile St., Clovis, NM

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inMemoriam Jesse Rayroux, 89, McKittrick Canyon, passed away September 17, 2011, peacefully of natural causes at the family ranch. He was born July 17, 1922, in Carlsbad to Laurent Frederic Rayroux and Lilly Rachel Pennington. Jesse graduated from Carlsbad High School with the class of 1940. During his time in the Navy, following World War II, he served on the USS Roosevelt. Jesse married Patricia Ann Kindel on May 13, 1955. He worked on his family’s farm and the Potash Company of America prior to becoming a letter carrier for the Postal Service for almost 30 years. After retirement from the postal service, he continued ranching southwest of Carlsbad. Jesse was a member of the Eddy County Fair Board. He was also a lifetime member of the Carlsbad Sportsman’s Club; Eddy County Farm Bureau; Friends of the Living Desert; NMCGA; N.R.A.; and NM Wildlife Federation. He received many honors, including induction into the 2005 NM State 4-H Hall of Fame, NM Wildlife Federation for Lifetime Service and Carlsbad FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer. Jesse is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters: Judy Bock (husband, Steve), Rachel West (husband, Richard), Janice Parrott (husband, Vance), and Sammie Uhrig (husband, John); sister, Jeannie Daugherty (husband, Jerry); sister-in-law, Jackie Rayroux; 10 grandchildren granddaughters; five greatgrandchildren and many, many friends. Pauline Heimann Robertson, 85, Nara Visa, passed away on July 4, 2001 in Dalhart, Texas after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on July 12, 1926, 10 miles west of Hayden, New Mexico to Fred and Floy Shields Heimann, pioneer ranchers in the Rosebud and Hayden area. Her family homesteaded in that area in 1906. Pauline and her husband, Howard, carried on the ranching traditions all their lives at their ranch near Nara Visa. Pauline was an inspiration to all she touched. Her love of family, friends, horses and cattle will always be treasured. She was active in the Home Demonstration Club, the New Mexico CowBelles and a life-long member of the First Baptist Chuch. Pauline is survived by her husband of 65 years; her son Van (wife, Judy), Nara Visa; her daughter Deana Sugart (husband, Dennis) Dalhart; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Editor’s Note: Please send In Memoriam continued on page 73



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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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A Albuq. Marriott Pyramid North . . . . . .2 Alphagraphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 American Galloway Breeders Assn . .64 Anchor Chuck Wagon Catering . . . .29 JaNeil Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Animal Health Express . . . . . . . . . .24 Artesia Trailer Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 B B&H Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Ken Babcock Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Bar G Feedyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bar J Bar Herefords . . . . . . . . . . .4, 20 Bar M Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Barber Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Tommy Barnes Auctioneer . . . . . . . .61 Barth Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 BJM Sales & Service, Inc. . . . . .31, 60 Border Tank Resources . . . . . . . . . .61 Bradley 3 Ranch LTD . . . . . . . . . . .65 Brighton Feed & Saddlery . . . . . . . .30 C C & M Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 C Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Carter’s Livestock Equipment . . . . . .31 Casey Beefmasters . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Cates Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Cattle Guards/Priddy Construction . .31 Cattleman’s Livestock Commission . .42 Caviness Packing Co Inc . . . . . . . . .39 Chase Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Clavel Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Clift Land Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Clovis Livestock Markets . . . . . . . . .36 Coba Select Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Chip Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Coleman Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Conniff Cattle Co. LLC . . . . . . . . . . .64 Copeland & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Cornerstone Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Cox Ranch Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Coyote Ridge Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . .66 CPI Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Craig Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Crystalyx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 CS Cattle Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15


D D & S Polled Herefords . . . . . . . . . .20 D Squared Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Dan Delaney Real Estate . . . . . . . . .70 David Dean / Campo Bonito . . . . . .69 Decker Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Desert Scales & Weighing Equip . . .61 Double Z Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . .51 E Elgin Breeding Service . . . . . . . . . . .64 F Fallon-Cortese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Farm Credit of New Mexico . . . . . . . .8 Farmway Feed Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 FBFS / Monte Anderson . . . . . . . . .32 FBFS / Larry Marshall . . . . . . . . . . .30 Five States Livestock Auction . . . . . .49 Flying W Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Four States Ag Expo . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Freeman Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Fury Farms Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 G Giant Rubber Water Tanks . . . . . . . .31 Grau Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Lane Grau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Tom Growney Equipment Inc . . .61, 79 H Harrison Quarter Horses . . . . . . . . . .61 Headquarters West Ltd . . . . . . . . . .71 Henard Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 65 Hereford Works . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 61 Hi-Pro Feeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Hill Country Brangus Breeders Assn. 43 Hubbell Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .66, 77 Huguley Land Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Hutchison Western . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 J J3 Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 JaCin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Steve Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Joe’s Boot Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

K Kaddatz Auctioneering . . . . . . . . . . .61 Kail Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Kern Land Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 King Hereford Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . .76 L L & H Mfg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Lazy Way Bar Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Lee, Lee & Puckitt / Kevin Reed . . .68 M Manford Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 64 Mason Cattle Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Mason & Morse (El Vado) . . . . . . . .70 Mathers Realty Inc/ Keith Brown . . .69 McGinley Red Angus . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Merrick’s Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Mesa Feed Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Mesa Tractor, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .33, 61 Messner Herefords . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Michelet Homestead Realty . . . . . . .68 Chas S. Middleton & Son . . . . . . . .70 Monfette Construction Co . . . . . . . . .61 Montaña del Oso Ranch . . . . . . . . .65 Mountain Lion Depredation Hunter .49 Mountain View Ranch . . . . . . . . . . .20 Murney & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . .69 N NM 4-H Centennial Challenge . . . . .78 NM Hereford Association . . . . . . . . .13 NM Purina Dealers . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 NM Wool Growers, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .63 NMSU Animal & Range Sciences . .28 No-Bull Enterprises LLC . . . . . . . . .24 O Jim Olson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 OXO Hereford Ranches . . . . . . . . . .20 P Paco Feed Yard, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Phillips Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 PolyDome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Pratt Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 65 Principal Financial Group . . . . . . . . .75

R Ranch Land Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 The Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Ranching with Wyatt West . . . . . . .72 Reust Miniature Herefords . . . . . . .20 D.J. Reveal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Riley & Knight Appraisal, LLC . . . . .68 Tom Robb & Sons . . . . . . . . . . .20, 64 Robertson Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Roswell Brangus Bull & Female Sale 77 Roswell Livestock Auction Co. . . . . .12 S Sandia Trailer Sales & Service . . . . .60 Santa Gertrudis Breeders Int’l . . . . .66 Santa Rita Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Singleton Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Southwest Ag Inc . . . . . . . . . . .33, 62 Stockmens’ Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Strang Herefords & Black Angus . . .16 Joe Stubblefield & Associates . . . . . .70 Summerour Ranch . . . . . . . . . .17, 66 Swihart Sales Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 T Texas Hereford Association . . . . . . .20 Texas Range Minerals . . . . . . . . . . .48 Tire Water Troughs . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Top of the Rockies Club Calf Sale . .21 U United Country Vista Nueva, Inc . . . .71 USA Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 65 V Virden Perma-Bilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 W Wehrmann Angus / Donnell Cattle . .47 West Star Herefords . . . . . . . . .18, 64 Westall Ranches LLC . . . . . . . . . . .77 Western Heritage Bank . . . . . . . . . .73 Western Legacy Alliance . . . . . . . . .52 Westlake Cattle Growers LLC . . . . . .51 Williams Cattle Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Williams Windmill Inc . . . . .35, 60, 72 WW - Paul Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Y Yavapai Bottle Gas . . . . . . . . . .28, 61

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may end up with more water if you can store it,” said Runyan. These projects and the development of other engineering-based educational materials arose after the Cooperative Extension Service surveyed their officers serving the state’s 33 counties about what kind of engineering assistance is needed by their clientele. The response was alternative sources of energy technology that would help them address the challenges associated with the availability of water. “It’s a great avenue for us to help fulfill an increasing need of our clientele,” said Jon Boren, associate dean and assistant

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NMS October 2011  

The Magazine for Southwestern Agriculture

NMS October 2011  

The Magazine for Southwestern Agriculture