Issues

Wolves at the Door

The North American gray wolf is being hunted again (legally), but guns are not the only tool available to ranchers. One national environmental group is advocating a slew of non-lethal wolf management techniques for protecting herds. Will ranchers adapt?

By Lauren M. Whaley

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Perfect Storm

Nearly six months after October 2013's Atlas Storm raged through South Dakota and Wyoming, ranchers are still keenly feeling the affects.

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Brand Awareness

A husband and wife debate the merits and drawback of table branding versus the rope-and-drag method.

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Clone Zone

A geneticist and a breeder go head-to-head in this modern debate

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Steers and Beers

There is a well-documented and sometimes dubious connection between cowboy culture and alcohol, but beef and brewing industries have long shared a profitable partnership.

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From Pasture to Plate

More than ever, the American consumer wants to know where their food comes from. The trend is finding a groove for row crops, with the farmer’s markets increasing in popularity and frequency in urban areas. With more and more farm-to-table opportunities for consumers, cattle rancher Amanda Radke explores what the trend means for the beef industry.

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Horses for Heroes

This program connects soldiers and horses in order to help begin the healing process.

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Gotcha!

Who's the true king of the arena? Roper Shane Hanchey and roughstock rider Seth Glause debate the cowboy cred of “timeys” versus “roughies.”

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Do Unto Others

The spirit of giving back and helping the community has always been integral to Western culture, And the slew of Western-oriented charities is evidence. Here’s a look at four prominent organizations that work to spread goodwill and good ol’ American values.

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The Great Divide: Horse Power

To ride or to drive? Ranchers John Rice, of California, and Mike Rivera, of New Mexico, weigh in on the pros and cons of working horseback.

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Prison Break

The Angola Prison Rodeo at Lousiana State Penitentiary has been held since 1964 and is the last of its kind in the nation. Despite controversy over the cost and efficacy of the event, the hard-nosed warden believes rodeo helps rehabilitate his inmates.

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