Living through past gives hope

On August 21, the woman from Ima felt compelled to take a short drive to lma to spend some time just scouting around while enjoying moments of the present and of the past. Although I don’t go there very often, I have noticed for some time that few cattle were to be seen along the […]

Cowboy contemplates Christ child’s cattle

Baxter Black Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named […]

Cattle operation comes with catch

Baxter Black As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It […]

Cattle industry has emerging ‘saint’

Baxter Black The Vatican has proclaimed Sister Theresa a saint. It was one of those wonderful recognitions that allow Christians in particular, and humanitarians in general, to put aside our differences and appreciate humans who have made the world a better place. As time passes and the erosion of years smooth our memories we can […]

Kid’s pardon should be left by wayside

Karl Terry Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last few months […]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

Baxter Black I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I […]

Jesus’ sacrifice cleansed us of sins

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Most people get the heebie jeebies whenever lice are mentioned, especially if they have children in school. Lousiness is common in cattle, particularly during winter and this past winter, I got to help treat some cattle for lice. During the process, a lice-control product was applied down the center of […]

Strawberry farmers right to cut losses

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of gain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked. “We don’t know,” […]

Friend’s spirit felt at cattle drive

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Dear Norm, I just wanted you to know we’re still punchin’ cows here on the S X. Not much has changed. The Beacon well is working again. It’s opened up the west side for us. We’re trying to get the stragglers all into the Kline pasture […]

Cattle growers to celebrate Earth Day

On Thursday, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with events that will be held all over the state and the world. There are people from 190 countries and one billion people taking this day to recognize the importance of all the magnificent wonders and natural resources that is […]