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by Curtis Fort

A Man among Men

I’ve told about a lot of punchers in these “Scatterin’ the Drive” stories . . . fellas you could count on to cut the rope in a branding pen if you got in a jam dragging calves on a knot-head (and I like to tie on); men who rode that extra mile to make sure you came out of rough country when they knew you were riding a snake when you left camp; men who in a hot branding corral, and were just as dry as you, filled the dipper and handed it to someone else to quench their thirst before they had a drink; men that I admired, as they were top hands at everything a cowboy does!… Read the rest

 

by Curtis Fort

A Man among Men

I’ve told about a lot of punchers in these “Scatterin’ the Drive” stories . . . fellas you could count on to cut the rope in a branding pen if you got in a jam dragging calves on a knot-head (and I like to tie on); men who rode that extra mile to make sure you came out of rough country when they knew you were riding a snake when you left camp; men who in a hot branding corral, and were just as dry as you, filled the dipper and handed it to someone else to quench their thirst before they had a drink; men that I admired, as they were top hands at everything a cowboy does!… Read the rest

 

by Curtis Fort

A Man among Men

I’ve told about a lot of punchers in these “Scatterin’ the Drive” stories . . . fellas you could count on to cut the rope in a branding pen if you got in a jam dragging calves on a knot-head (and I like to tie on); men who rode that extra mile to make sure you came out of rough country when they knew you were riding a snake when you left camp; men who in a hot branding corral, and were just as dry as you, filled the dipper and handed it to someone else to quench their thirst before they had a drink; men that I admired, as they were top hands at everything a cowboy does!… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

Springtime

by Barry Denton

After a long winter, spring is normally a welcome sight. For one thing you get to warm up outside and can get some work done without wearing three layers of clothes.

The horses are not as fresh as they were when you got on them this winter. With the onset of warm weather they are being used, which just might keep you from getting bucked off.

As we all know, the ground gets harder every year.… Read the rest

 

Farm Bureau Minute

by Mike White, President, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau

Growing Our Own Lawmakers

See the graphic below this column?  This is a tell-tell sign that we are losing the battle on the legislative front.  The two votes highlighted here were extremely important for New Mexico’s food producers. Repealing the Death Tax would ensure that farms and ranches, often in families for generations, were not sold in order to pay taxes due when a land-owner dies.… Read the rest

 

by Bert Ancell

New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association President’s Message

Dear Fellow Members & Industry Supporters,

What a wonderful spring it’s been with cooler temperatures and frequent precipitation. We’re making a huge dent in the drought impacts we’ve experienced over the past several years and for the first time in a long time are heading into summer with the prospect of abundant forage to produce some heavy and happy cattle.

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New Mexico Cowbells Jingle Jangle

by Dalene Hodnett & Members

Growing As We Go

We appreciate you. To all CowBelles members, new or experienced, active locally or on the state level, engaged or just paying dues, thank you.  Thank you for your time and effort to make your CowBelle local successful.

But there is one area where we’re not experiencing success, and that is in our membership numbers. While some locals are holding steady or even gaining membership, across the board our numbers are dwindling.

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