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Salute: World War II Veteran Glen Weiss

November 7, 2019

Glen Weiss grew up on the family ranch near Mud Butte, South Dakota, son of Charles and Elizabeth (Ingalls) Weiss. His mother was a true pioneer like her famous cousin, Laura (Ingalls) Wilder. She was...


What really happened to the bison?

March 8, 2017

Bison are the iconic symbol of the American West. From literature to advertising to art, the awesome creatures have had a strong presence is the psyche of American people. The fact that huge herds of...


Veteran salute: Sam Marty

November 9, 2018

“God has secrets that we aren’t meant to understand.” After Sam Marty learned of two soldiers in his company literally blown into pieces a couple miles away from him, he wondered why it wasn’t him....


Four calves killed on Harding Co roads

November 8, 2019

The Harding County, South Dakota, sheriff is looking for clues as to who hit and killed two calves on Oct. 7, and two more on Nov. 7. Sheriff Wyatt Sabo said the two incidents could...



Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle

July 25, 2018

Foot rot is an infection that causes swelling, heat and inflammation between the toes of a cloven -hoofed animal, resulting in severe lameness. Nearly every cattle producer has seen this situation, finding an animal suddenly...



Injury sidelines reigning world champ Wade Sundell

August 29, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Reigning Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Wade Sundell was injured Aug. 24 while competing at the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Sundell was aboard The Cervi Brothers’...



How to build the best loading chute

September 6, 2018

Many ranchers have ways to load cattle into a stock trailer, but if they send calves or cull cows on a cattle truck or semi they need a loading chute. A good chute makes it...




USDA withdraws RFID Requirement

October 25, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture has apparently reversed course on the issue of radio frequency identification (RFID) for cattle. In April of 2019, APHIS posted a factsheet to provide producers with information about the...



PACT makes animal cruelty a felony

November 8, 2019

President Trump is expected to sign the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture, or PACT, Act after it passed unanimously through the Senate. If signed, the bill would make animal cruelty a federal felony. H.R.724 was...




The true grit of Amberley Snyder

February 26, 2019

A movie is about to be released might give you the inspiration to push ahead with your dreams. Your heart might skip a beat as you watch a beautiful blond paraplegic strapped to her saddle...