Wed December 19, 2012

Drought Impacts Colorado Livestock Producers

Rancher Dick Hansen drives through the property where he pastures his herd. This year's drought meant that his hay crop was only half of what it normally is.
Ariana Brocious KVNF

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado. That’s not so good though for western slope ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.

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Tue December 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Crime On The Farm: Hay Thefts Soar As Drought Deepens

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 7:09 am

That's a valuable commodity: A hay bale at a farm in Eatonton, Ga., earlier this year.
Erik S. Lesser EPA /Landov
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Sun September 23, 2012

Amid Theft, Colorado Ranchers Scramble to Locate Hay

Maureen Lunn Creative Commons

One of ranching’s most basic materials is in high demand right now. With the price of hay doubling for some smaller operations along the Front Range, some are worried about finding enough of the livestock feed to make it through the winter.

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Tue September 11, 2012

Hay Rises in Demand, Prompts Theft from Local Farmers

Walt Hubis Flickr - Creative Commons

The scarcity and sky-high price of hay is causing worry among some Colorado livestock producers.

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