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Permanent water systems help ranchers quench cows’ thirst

February 9, 2018

Capital Press 

During winter, Jed Heaton maintains equipment and replaces bulldozer tracks for his business.

By Dianna Troyer

“Frustrated with constantly hauling water to his thirsty cows, Jed Heaton brainstormed about ways to eliminate the tedious chore.

With polyethylene pipe, massive tire troughs, valves, and floats, he installed a permanent watering system on his ranch south of Malta, Idaho near the Utah border.

“Through word-of-mouth, we started helping other ranchers develop springs and ponds into permanent watering systems,” said Heaton, who started Range Water Solutions and Supplies in 2001.”  (full Article)

 

Suit tries to block roundup of nearly 10,000 Nevada mustangs

February 9, 2018

Capital Press

By SCOTT SONNER

“Animal rights activists are suing to block what they say is an unprecedented federal plan to capture thousands of wild horses over 10 years in Nevada without the legally required environmental reviews intended to protect the mustangs and U.S. rangeland.”  “Wild horses far exceed U.S. government population goals, and officials say the free-roaming horses that number about 60,000 in 10 western states can face starvation.” (Full Article)

Eastern Oregon scientist receives range management award

February 13, 2018

By GEORGE PLAVEN Capital Press

Published on February 13, 2018 1:14PM

Tony Svejcar, of Burns, Ore., has received the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management.

For nearly 30 years, Tony Svejcar served as research leader for the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns, Ore.

The Society for Range Management recently honored Svejcar and his work at the organization’s 71st annual meeting, technical training and trade show in Sparks, Nev., where he was presented with the 2018 Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award. (Full Article)

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