• T.J. Burnham

    Eastern Colorado Drought Heavily Impacting Livestock

    Western Ag Vignettes

     by T.J. Burnham
     on June 26, 2013

    Sad rangeland plant conditions are having a hard impact on eastern Colorado cattle grazing,  with vegetation all but gone in any areas. In a recent visit to the area near Wray, I talked with cattlemen who believe it may be time to pull their cattle and take them to far-away greener pastures, or to the feedlot early. This second year of drought is also having a ripple impact, since overgrazing of pastures can lead to loss of some of the most important vegetation next season…

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  • T.J. Burnham

    Colors Of April Bloom With Spirit Of Summer, Drought

    Western Ag Vignettes

     by T.J. Burnham
     on April 2, 2013

    Daffodils and tulips are creating a rainbow glow of spring and I sense that summer is yearning to bud out. I'm ready. Never a short days and dark season fan, I long for the 9:30 p.m. sunsets of the Pacific Northwest when you can go on long one-day drives to the ocean or mountains and return still in the light. There's a farmer in my soul that likes the season of the sun. Actually, I haven't met many winter folks who like to be cloistered in their warm homes while the wind…

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