Aug 05 2016

Healthy Sheep are Happy Sheep Photo Contest

It’s All About the Sheep ….
Feature your Flock and Support Our Industry!

Girl and sheep

“In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.”
-Albert Einstein

The New Mexico Livestock Board and the New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. invite kids, ages 18 and under, to submit pictures for a photo contest, Aug. 5 – Oct. 5, 2016. This contest supports the local economy, displays New Mexico raised sheep in our environment and creates youth awareness about Scrapie eradication. First prize includes a $100 Tractor Supply gift card, and the winning photograph will be featured in the NM Stockman magazine.

  • Pictures must be of sheep and goats, any breed or number, and contestants can enter all the pictures they want. The sheep can be owned by the participant or belong to someone else. People may be included in the photographs.
  • Digital and print photos are both acceptable. Prints can be dropped off or mailed, but MUST be postmarked by 10/5/16 to: New Mexico Livestock Board, 300 San Mateo Blvd. NE Suite 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87108
  • Digital images can be e-mailed to
  • Pictures must be in good taste: acts of cruelty or vulgarity will not be accepted.
  • A person submitting photos acknowledges that his/her photo(s) will not be returned. By submitting, the contestant grants permission for his/her photo(s) to be used by New Mexico Livestock Board and the New Mexico Wool Grower’s, Inc. for a Scrapie brochure featuring New Mexico sheep. Additional photos may be used for other educational materials and marketing purposes by the above mentioned parties and the NM Stockman magazine.
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. Please share this information far and wide!!!

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