Jun 19 2016

An Evening Out West

An Evening Out West

Jun 15 2016

NM State Veterinarian Posting / Closes 6.24.16

STATE OF NEW MEXICO invites applications for the position of: 
New Mexico State Veterinarian (NMLB #4966)
SALARY: $27.95 – $48.63 Hourly    $58,136.00 – $101,150.40 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent Position 
OPENING DATE: 05/24/16 
CLOSING DATE: 06/24/16 11:59 PM 
DEPARTMENT: Livestock Board 
LOCATION: Albuquerque 
Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application. For more information please visit our website: Employment with the State of New Mexico
Purpose of Position:
This position will provide strong, exemplary leadership in all aspects of livestock health and welfare including state, national and international livestock health concerns.  
This position is a Pay Band 90.
General Manager I 
A Master’s Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of professional level experience with a strategic impact directly related to the purpose of the position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling fourteen (14) years may substitute for the required education and experience. A hiring agency will designate a portion of the required experience to include management and/or specialized experience. Any required licensure, certification or registration shall be defined at the time of recruitment and will be in addition to the above requirements.
Employment Requirements: 
Must possess a valid New Mexico Drivers’ License. Must be licensed in accordance with Veterinary Medicine, 61-14-1 through 61-14-20 NMSA 1978 and 16.25.1 through 16.25.11 NMAC, as applicable. You must include your license or certificate number in the “License” section of the application form.
Statutory Requirements: 
All applicants for this position must be licensed in accordance with Veterinary Medicine, 61-14-1 through 61-14-20 NMSA 1978 and 16.25.1 through 16.25.11 NMAC, as applicable. You must include your license or certificate number in the “License” section of the application form. 
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Working Conditions
Extensive statewide, out of state and international travel required. Heavy computer and phone usage. Lifting up to 25 lbs. Frequent climbing, standing, walking, stooping, bending. Working with livestock in a variety of settings and conditions.
Conditions of Employment: 
Working Conditions for individual positions in this Manager Category Level will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Default FLSA Status:  
Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different at the agency level based on the agency’s utilization of the position.
Bargaining Unit: 
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining unit.
Agency Contact Information: 
Priscilla Pena-Johnson, (505) 841-6159.
Link to Agency: 
Applicant Help/How to Apply: 
Jun 15 2016

MISSING 121 Head of Cattle

Missing 97 cows
Missing 24 bulls

Livestock missing from a pasture at Quay, NM and a pasture north of Redonda Mesa, Quay Valley NM.

250 head went to a pasture on Highway 39 northwest of Logan, NM spring of 2013. These 250 head were supposedly moved to the Quay Valley February 2014.

Bulls are Express Ranch bulls out of Yukon, OK. All bulls have a Milliron brand on right hip.
Some may have an Express Ranch brand on right shoulder. Some may have a blue tag with
white lettering in the left ear. These are registered bulls and have a tattoo.

Cows are commercial type. Black, Red, Charolais with some baldy. 900-1100 lbs.
All cows have a Milliron brand on right hip. Some have a Diamond Lazy T brand on right rib. Some have a C Bar brand on right rib. May have faded yellow tag in left ear.

Bulls could have started disappearing spring of 2014.
Last time I saw them all in one spot was June 2013.

We could have lost cattle as early as spring of 2013. I was told the count was good in the spring of 2015. Found the count was not good November 2015 when I took my own crew to gather the cattle.

Please contact the New Mexico Livestock Board at 505.841.6161 or the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association at 505.247.0584 if you have ANY information

Jun 15 2016

The Blaze: ‘For the Record’: Will Congress Listen to Ranchers’ Cries for Help?

Here is the link for The Blaze for a promo on the show, which highlights the Calling Washington Home meeting on March 10 in Animas, New Mexico, along with interviews with the folks who live on the border. The Blaze is channel 212 on Dish Network. Please check your television service provider for the channel. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/06/for-the-record-will-congress-listen-to-ranchers-cries-for-help/ Please share this information far and wide!!!
Feb 19 2016

Colorado turns cold shoulder to endangered wolves

Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners’ stance opposing release of wolves complicates federal push to prevent wolf extinction By Bruce Finley The Denver Post Trevor Starr holds his sign in support of the introduction of wolves into Colorado at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices on January 13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Protesters for and against a resolution to ban any introduction of wolves into Colorado, mainly the Mexican wolf. (Photo by Brent Lewis/The Denver Post) (Brent Lewis, The Denver Post) Colorado wildlife commissioners took a stand Wednesday night opposing the release of wolves in the state, overriding a blitz by pro-wolf groups pressing for ecological benefits of predators. Colorado’s new posture represents a pre-emptory challenge to court-ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to save wolves, an endangered species. Cattle and sheep industry leaders backed the resolution — commissioners voted 7-4 — banning release of both Mexican wolves and gray wolves. Colorado still has a policy that it will take care of any wolf that wanders into the state on its own. The issue is intentionally releasing them. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners said they wanted to support Gov. John Hickenlooper, who on Nov. 13 joined governors of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico in a letter telling Interior Secretary Sally Jewell they oppose Mexican wolf recovery efforts on land where Mexican wolves historically did not exist. That likely includes parts of southwestern Colorado that federal biologists are considering as habitat. “This does not represent Coloradans. It does not serve Colorado,” WildEarth Guardians biologist Taylor Jones said. “And it is un-necessarily antagonistic to wolf recovery.” Federal officials declined to comment. They’re not required to seek state blessings as they develop a Mexican wolf recovery plan by the end of 2017 to prevent extinction. Hickenlooper’s concern was “with their process in developing a recovery plan,” spokeswoman Kathy Green said. That concern is separate, she said, from resolutions state parks and wildlife commissioners considered. “We are pro wildlife,” state spokesman Matt Robbins said before commissioners heard from both sides. But pro-wolf demonstrators doubted that, carrying signs and howling in front of commissioners’ facilities in Denver. “We should kick out cattle. Wolves belong here,” said Kia Bridges of the Boulder Rad-ish Collective. “If you bring back a predator, it puts an ecosystem back the way it is supposed to be. It would get prey animals moving.” Sierra Club regional wildlife team leader Delia Malone argued that “Colorado needs wolves and wolves need Colorado.” The Sierra Club proposed an alternative resolution: that Colorado should invite introduction of Mexican wolves and re-introduction of gray wolves on habitat in the state. Colorado Cattlemen vice president Terry Fankhauser supported the state stance. “Colorado is not appropriate wolf habitat,” Fankhauser said. “Our human population is too high. And the deer population here is not robust enough to support wolves, which would drive them to eat livestock and pets.” Bruce Finley: 303-954-1700, bfinley@denverpost.com or @finleybruce

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