Ranching http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Study Shows Cows Gain Less Weight After Wolf Predation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-shows-cows-gain-less-weight-after-wolf-predation <p>A study from the University of Montana shows that when wolves attack cattle, it can cause calves to gain less weight.</p><p></p><p>Report co-author Derek Kellenberg says his team found that when wolves were simply in the area, there was no change in cattle weight, but that on ranches where there was a <em>kill</em>, the cows weighed less.</p><p>Kellenberg says skinnier cows are worth less, so ranchers can lose thousands of dollars.</p><p>But he says wolf predation was not the biggest factor affecting weight.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:11:55 +0000 Willow Belden 52903 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study Shows Cows Gain Less Weight After Wolf Predation Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-donna-robeson-remembers-life-south-pass-city <p>Donna Robeson’s great grandmother came to South Pass in 1868.&nbsp; She was a converted Mormon from Scotland and married English immigrant Richard Sherlock.&nbsp; They heard there was going to be a big gold strike, so they came to seek their fortunes in mining.&nbsp; This dream didn’t quite pan out.&nbsp; Instead, the family started hotel and ranching businesses to earn a living.&nbsp; Donna tells historian Susan Layman what she remembers from her childhood, at the ranch and with her aunt and uncle in the hotel.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:08:46 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 52545 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Donna Robeson Remembers Life In South Pass City Converse County wrestles with development planning http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/converse-county-wrestles-development-planning <p>Converse County is one of six counties in Wyoming with no land use regulations. When a proposal to develop zoning came up a decade ago, it went nowhere. But as development associated with the oil and gas boom in the Niobrara explodes, the county is struggling with questions of how to make sure it happens responsibly. And as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, some residents are starting to question the costs of not planning.<br /> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:01:50 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49642 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Converse County wrestles with development planning Wyoming ranch wins sustainability award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-ranch-wins-sustainability-award <p>A Wyoming ranch has won a Regional Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association for the sixth&nbsp;time in the award’s 22 year history. They will now be considered for the national title.</p><p>The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County was already recognized for their environmental sustainability practices earlier this year by a different award. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:02:01 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 45376 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming ranch wins sustainability award Wyoming ranching families look to old traditions for modern brandings http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-ranching-families-look-old-traditions-modern-brandings <p>The grazing land of Wyoming is currently filled with young calves out to pasture. Calving season lasts through the spring and early summer in Wyoming and once the calves are born ranchers have to brand them to identify which ranch they belong to. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov attended a branding and found that in the 21st Century, some ranchers are happily keeping up old, social customs during their brandings.</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Scott Sims’ ranch in the Rock Creek Valley in Southeast Wyoming branded a batch of their calves at the end of June.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:35:29 +0000 Irina Zhorov 44035 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming ranching families look to old traditions for modern brandings Wyoming Native and Author - Sophie Echeverria http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-native-and-author-sophie-echeverria <p>Sophie Burden was raised on Remuda Ranch, an historic dude ranch established by her family outside of Wickenburg, Arizona. Sophie married Dom Echeverria, a Basque who proved passionate, loving...and explosive. Their life together took them to the high Andes of Peru, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, where they ran one of the largest ranching operations in the West.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:47:43 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 39725 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Native and Author - Sophie Echeverria