bison

Reviving local wool
6:36 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Spinning a local yarn in Colorado

Lorrae Moon of Yampa Valley Fiberworks coils alpaca fiber into a neat stack.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Northwestern Colorado has a rich heritage of raising sheep – either for their meat or for wool. But for decades the sheep herd, not just in Colorado, but nationally, has been slipping in numbers, outdone by countries like New Zealand and Australia.

Where there’s been a resurgence though has been in local, niche markets. Some sheep ranchers have taken advantage of the local food movement to sell to customers at farmers markets and through community supported agriculture models.   

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Livestock
8:00 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

New Texas Law: Bison are Protected

Credit wikipedia.org

As of September 1, bison have been added to the list of possible “estray livestock” protected by Texas law reported the Texas Tribune.  That means if they get loose, whoever finds them has to try and locate their owner.  If they cannot, local authorities have to hold the animals.  If the animal(s) are unclaimed for two weeks, they can be sold at public auction.

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