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  • Shear Pleasure

    A photo essay follows Matt Smith and the other New Zealanders who make up the company Shear Pleasure as they travel Montana, visiting sheep ranches, shearing sheep, and drinking hard at the end of the day

  • Have knives and hooks, will travel

    Taos County’s new Mobile Matanza is a rolling livestock butchering unit that travels to the region’s far-flung family ranchers

  • Subdivision and me

    The writer buys 20 acres of former ranch land and changes his mind about the place of ranching in the West

  • Bison aren’t Buicks, and other dangerous beliefs

    The writer says bison aren’t Buicks and neither are domestic cows

  • A desperate move to protect cattle ranchers

    Wyoming Game and Fish plans to test feedgrounds elk and slaughter any that are infected with brucellosis in order to keep the disease from spreading to cattle

  • Mad cow threat opens the door to grassfed beef

    The writer knows ranchers who want to market the safest beef grown – grass fed – but who can’t quite make it work

  • County Fair: 'I hope he is good eating'

    The writer recalls how she won a blue ribbon for showing a pig named Wilbur. Now, she has some advice for 4-H officials.

  • Saving ranchlands doesn’t mean saving the rancher

    The writer urges us to focus on saving the land, not the rancher

  • Not just a ranch: Bucks and acres

    Carl Palmer hopes to make his Adobe Ranch in California an economic success to prove that open space can be financially as well as environmentally valuable

  • Who will take over the ranch?

    As private lands become the new frontier in the West’s wild real estate frenzy, ranchers are turning to land trusts in places like Gunnison, Colo., to find out how to hold on to their land and keep it open and undeveloped

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