Wyoming Stock Growers Association http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Hay production improves over last year http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hay-production-improves-over-last-year <p>Wyoming is reporting better hay production numbers than last year, but much of the state is still under-producing.</p><p>Last year, 2012, was one of the worst years for hay in Wyoming’s recent history, due to drought and sustained high temperatures. The news is better this year, with producers predicting a 4%increase in yield, thanks to better rainfall early snows.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:52:53 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 46162 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hay production improves over last year Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/padlock-ranch-ranchester-wins-sustainability-award <p>The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County is being recognized for using sustainable management practices.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The Wyoming Stock Growers Association and the Sand County Foundation have chosen the 500,000-acre cattle ranch to receive the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Padlock Ranch COO Trey Patterson says the ranch’s owners, the Scott family, are conservation minded. Patterson says that’s why they rotate the areas where cattle graze to allow grass to recover.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:39:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36767 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award