Livestock sale nets $130,000 for local youth

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By Laurie Stone This year’s Junior Livestock Sale was a smashing hit raising more than $130,000 for the Roosevelt County youth. Darcee Chenault was the first person to show off her grand champion lamb who sold for $3,200 . As the auction got under way, Caleb Wideners, 15, who shows pigs, beamed with a smile. […]

Students do double duty during fair week

High school students from throughout Roosevelt County will be busy with classes, books and homework assignments next week. Some will also have another item to worry about — having their livestock animals in top condition for the livestock junior shows at the Roosevelt County Fair, which begins on Wednesday. For Portales students, school begins on […]

Weather doesn’t put damper on Ag Expo

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Tony Parra Attendants of the New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday fought off a brisk blanket of snow and sludged indoors for a better understanding of the latest technologies in agriculture. Early in the day, some 50 people heard New Mexico State University’s Clay Mathis speak on the current U.S. Animal Identification Plan, a proposed […]

Counties ready for junior livestock shows

Michell Seeber This week will start a string of junior livestock shows, beginning with Bailey County on Thursday and concluding with Curry and Quay counties in August, county extension agents recently said. In between will be shows for Parmer and Roosevelt counties. The Bailey County Junior Livestock Show will start at 10 a.m. Thursday at […]

County rancher, wife win achievement award

Mike Linn Some may know Chad Davis as the chairman of the Roosevelt County Commission, where he likes to call meetings to order with his fist rather than a gavel. But the young politician is much more than a commissioner. He is also a Roosevelt County rancher, a board member of the New Mexico Farm […]

Livestock key players in fair competition

PNT Staff This year’s Roosevelt County Fair will have more than its share of live animals: from bouncing rabbits to oily pigs, lactating heifers to bull-nosed steers. And it’s these livestock animals — the county’s finest — which will be the subject of competition in various shows, vying for various honors. And though some may […]