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Freedom an’ Whisky: Circle M8 Team Wins Title

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By Nikolyn Williams

While it may be an uncertain time in America, I had a glimpse of what the future of agriculture looks like at the Working Ranch Cowboys Association Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo this past November, and it looks plenty bright.


Let me introduce you to the first-ever world champion youth ranch rodeo team. Circle M8 Cattle of Texas and New Mexico is raising an outstanding group of young men.


Circle M8 Land and Cattle is owned by Cade Morris and Matt Lyles. Their office is located in Salado, Texas, with a stoker operation in central Texas. They also have a cow-calf operation in the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico.

To read more pick up a copy of the January 2022 NTFR issue. To subscribe call 940-872-5922.

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Ranch Biosecurity

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By Barry Whitworth, DVM

With beef, pork, and poultry exports playing a vital role in the economic health of livestock operations, producers need to understand the dangers that foreign animal diseases and other diseases may have on the viability of their operations.

The recent discovery of Influenza A H5N1 virus in dairy cattle demonstrates the vulnerability of livestock operations to disease events. Sick animals are not the only consequence of a disease outbreak. The economic cost associated with disease can be high. Also, in foreign animal disease outbreaks, export markets can be temporarily lost. Currently, Columbia has restricted fresh/frozen beef and beef products from states with dairy herds testing positive for Avian Influenza. The best defense against these threats is a good biosecurity plan.

To read more, pick up a copy of the June issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

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Ag Elsewhere: Montana

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In Montana, June brings irrigating, brandings, and some wondrous sights from Mother Nature.

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Ag Elsewhere: Wyoming

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By Tressa Lawrence

Happy June from the lands of Wyoming!

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