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Cow-calf commentary: For the fallen

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Each year as the end of May approaches a kaleidoscope of images forms in my mind. Young men filled with youth and vigor who no longer walk among us.
My navy job was rather tough in the sense that I was present when many of those young men slipped the surly bonds as I tried desperately to keep the spark

Warmer and somewhat drier conditions on the way

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
KIMBALL, Air temperatures warmed across the tri-state region over the last week. Warming temperatures helped spawn a number of localized thunderstorms which produced moderate quantities of rain, hail, and lightning.
Although air temperatures warmed, soil temperatures across much of the region lagged behind historic norms and were in most locations about 2-3 degrees below normal, further slowing grass and crop

Goshen County 4-H separates sheep from goats

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
GOSHEN COUNTY, Wyo., Heavy, gray clouds rolled overhead as 50 ewes anxiously bleated when Dawn Gara approached with an armful of hay.
"Food rules their world," Gara said April 29. Like the old adage, "The way to a sheep's heart is through its stomach."
Gara, 45, helps her sons Lucas, 11, and Brett, 9, run Gara Brothers Show

Another cool week, though with less precipitation

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
KIMBALL, Cool temperatures visited the tri-state region again last week as yet another slow-moving weather system brought cloudy skies and light-to-moderate precipitation.
Little if any snow fell over the last week, though cool temperatures and light-to-moderate rainfall cooled soil temperatures, slowing plant growth.
By early in the week most of the clouds had departed and some producers were venturing into

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