Counting Sheep

Rangeland Intern Samantha McIntosh has been busy at work with all sorts of different animals on the ranch, but the last few weeks have been focused around the Ewes and Lambs. She got to have a mini “vacation” and travel to Sheridan County for the Environmental Stewardship Tour last week. Here is her update:  WhatContinue reading “Counting Sheep”

Little Urbanization Hurts Wyoming Land Value

In April of 2015 Dr. William Larson, previous Research Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis finished research on, “New Estimates of Value of Land of the United States”. He began describing how “land is an important and valuable natural resource, serving both as a store of wealth and as an input in production”. Dr.Continue reading “Little Urbanization Hurts Wyoming Land Value”

Polo for the Cattlemen – Join us in Sheridan!

As the 2015 Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show is sneaking around the corner, WSGA members and their families are making plans for the week. Despite the hustle and the bustle of the convention make sure to take some family time and enjoy the beautiful Big Horn area. Prior to the convention the BigContinue reading “Polo for the Cattlemen – Join us in Sheridan!”

“Bottle Baby” – Hello, Calving Season!

Cattle don’t usually give birth to twins, and we’ve found that it is best to leave just one calf with its momma, and take the other one away. This one will be bottle fed until a new mother can be found for him. He’s always very insistent and you have to be careful! He willContinue reading ““Bottle Baby” – Hello, Calving Season!”

Beef a healthy, important part of your diet

Agriculture is a major part of Platte County’s economy with beef production leading the way. There are over 1.3 million acres of land in farms and ranches in our county were we produce more than $97 million worth of products each year – making us the 3rd-highest producing county in Wyoming. Our 88,471 head ofContinue reading “Beef a healthy, important part of your diet”

Groundwater safety important to all Wyomingites

Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts and Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation urge well owners to learn about the importance of groundwater safety, maintenance Whether for drinking, irrigation, industry or as part of a healthy ecosystem, groundwater is a vital natural resource affecting all walks of life. The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) and Wyoming NaturalContinue reading “Groundwater safety important to all Wyomingites”

National Ag Week Contests and Rules: March 17th – 28th

We are excited that March will bring the first day of spring along with National Ag Week. Starting March 23rd – 29th National Ag week will be in full swing, but we decided why just start on the 23rd? So our contest is starting March 17th and will end March 28th. We want to gainContinue reading “National Ag Week Contests and Rules: March 17th – 28th”

This is Wyoming – Welcome to Wyoming Day

From our WSGA friend and contributor, Roy Barnes  Denver, Colo. Once again, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) participated in the Wyoming Day Festivities of the National Western Stock Show Saturday, Jan. 25, by taking down a group of Wyomingites from Cheyenne for a day trip so they could enjoy the sights and sounds ofContinue reading “This is Wyoming – Welcome to Wyoming Day”

Having a sweet holiday – Wyoming grown sugar for YOU

  With the holiday spirit in tow, I know many parents are hoping, and some praying, that their children don’t eat their weight in sugar! While this advertisement my be outdated, and frightening to some parents (“instant energy!”)  it markets a good point to consumers. “You cannot buy a finer sugar in America!” For thoseContinue reading “Having a sweet holiday – Wyoming grown sugar for YOU”

Thankful for our Local Communities

I left Cheyenne early last Saturday morning to drive to Buffalo, Wyo. for the Johnson County Cattlewomen’s Rancher Relief Benefit. I first heard of the event over social media, specifically Facebook, and knew that I wanted to help. Little did I know that it would also not only help the CattleWomen, but also create lasting tiesContinue reading “Thankful for our Local Communities”

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