The state Senate killed the bill Thursday on a 20-14 vote. Its latest version would have established tighter regulations when transporting 20 or more horses for slaughter.
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First round of public comment reveals divide over Colorado’s gray wolf reintroduction is still wide
Livestock owners and wildlife advocates raised concerns about CPW’s draft wolf restoration plan in the first of several public hearings.
How is Colorado’s new farmworkers’ rights bill being received by migrant farmworkers? With a shrug.
OLATHE — Erasmo Cano downs a bottled drink and dumps the dregs of packaged cookies into his mouth before he climbs out of the van where he and his coworkers have been taking a 15-minute shade break. It was a brief escape from pulling weeds in a 14-acre field where his crew has been toiling […]
Carman: The real question for Jared Polis’ critics: Where’s the beef?
I am not a vegan … not that there’s anything wrong with that. Then again, I enjoy vegetarian meals several times a week and have read the science that makes it clear the meat-intensive diet of my childhood was not merely boring but unhealthy. So, I’m OK with our governor supporting the MeatOut challenge to […]
Opinion: Diana DeGette’s Colorado wilderness bill goes too far
Spring is usually an exciting time for ranchers. Baby calves hop around and the land begins to thaw with the promise of food for the cattle we have cared for and fed all winter. Soon, it will be time to move those cattle out to graze. In western Colorado, many ranchers rely on some of […]
Colorado ranchers already had beef with Jared Polis. Then came “MeatOut Day.”
LIMON — When Kelsey Pope watches her kids doing after-school chores, scattering hay for some of the 1,200 head of Red Angus cattle on their high plains farm, a beef-bashing proclamation from a governor 70 miles away doesn’t feel like a distant nuisance. Colorado’s official embrace of “MeatOut Day” on March 20 feels like a […]
Reimagining Denver’s Livestock Exchange Building means respecting its distinctive past
Back when Denver was a true cowtown and well over half a million cattle, sheep, hogs and horses moved through the city’s bustling livestock center each year, the Livestock Exchange Building was the grand red-brick heart of the city’s agricultural industry. With an $8.5 million sale that was finalized Monday, that ornate, turn-of-the-20th-century building is […]
Opinion: A toast to Coloradans’ willingness to unite on water needs
It may be time to amend the old adage, “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” On three different ballot questions in the 2019 and 2020 elections, Colorado voters set aside differences and chose to tax themselves to invest in the state’s water future. It’s clear that water wins in Colorado, and it wins […]
Colorado cattle rustling’s colorful history helps modern brand inspectors keep up with a changing crime
GREELEY — Amid clanging gates and lowing cattle, Terry Florian steps into a crowded pen and begins a subtle dance among the livestock, carefully stepping around and between their churning hooves to catch a glimpse of the brands burned into their hides. He and his fellow brand inspectors circulating outside the sale barn will cull […]