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Shorty Garrett Chases the NFR Dream

With his roots deep in the Holloway and Garrett families, there was never a time when Shorty Garrett didn’t want to rodeo. Shorty and his sisters Jesika, Juan’L and Shamra grew up horseback, helping handle...



Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle

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...



Thompson signs off after 50 years

If all goes as planned – or as Jim Thompson says, “Lord willing” – the popular network program “Country Cafe of the Airways” will become history when he signs off the 4,250th show May 29....



How to build the best loading chute

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...


Stifle injuries and treatments

In the past, an injury to the stifle joint of a horse may have certainly ended his or her career or usefulness. Now, with the ever-evolving science of veterinary medicine, afflictions to the joint have...




Horse racing returns to Ft. Pierre October 3-4

A long time South Dakota tradition returns to the Ft. Pierre race track Oct. 3-4. South Dakota horse racing takes place both days, after a one-year hiatus and a long, storied history in the state....





Communicate and plan: key for emergencies

“Alameda fire was an inferno from the start,” Reneé De Launay said. The Alameda fire along Interstate 5 near Ashland, Oregon, took off on Sept. 8, 2020. Reneé De Launay was on her way to...



USDA announces details of CFAP 2 assistance

President Donald Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars in aid for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of the COVID-19...


Last American cowboy

The American Cowboy is a dying breed, at least according to Animal Planet’s newest original television series “Last American Cowboy,” that premiered June 7, 2010. The show details life on three family-owned and operated working...


Cow culling: Pay attention to all lumps

There are two kinds of “lump jaw” in cattle. Soft-tissue abscesses due to wounds in the mouth and embedded foreign bodies like sharp grass seeds are easy to treat by lancing, draining and flushing, but...