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A view from above of the 10th Annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale held at the B.W. Pickett arena. Photo credit Dixie Crowe.

Legends of Ranching horse sale coverage: Video tour

Dixie Crowe April 30, 2015 This year’s 10th anniversary Legends of Ranching Performance Horse sale included a futurity and maturity demonstration on Friday night. Four consignors were invited to...

Student livestock competitions: Video Tour

Student livestock competitions: Video Tour

Dixie Crowe April 22, 2015 Colorado State University students participated in two livestock competitions this past weekend. The Little National Western, put on by the CSU Block and Bridle Livestock...

Students using CSUs original livestock pavilion study Holstein cows. Photo credit: CSU Archives, University Historic Photo Collection.

Tracing CSU’s agricultural roots: Video tour

Dixie Crowe April 8, 2015 Over the last 145 years, the Colorado State University campus has changed as new land was acquired, new majors were added, and new buildings...

A Hereford bull at the 39th annual bull sale waiting to be sold April 1, 2015.  (Dixie Crowe | The Collegian)

From farm to table, seedstock selection is the first step

Dixie Crowe April 1, 2015 When people walk into the meat section in any market, many have an expectation of finding fresh, affordable, lean red meat. Cattle producers...

The 2014-2015 CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team in the CSU booth at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association conference in San Antonio, Texas. Pictured from left to right: Janna Smith, Becca MacQueen, Melanie Shumaker, Ryan Vargas, Brady Rink, Jessica Spear, Gina Phillips, Austin Piombo, and Dr. Jason Ahola. Photo by Dixie Crowe.

Students prepare for annual bull sale

Dixie Crowe March 25, 2015

This Saturday is Colorado State’s 39th annual bull sale. It’s a long-standing tradition and for more than a decade, it has provided a hands-on learning experience for members the CSU Seedstock...

A pregnant Jersey cow eats leisurely at the rail in the close-up pen. Along with her other pregnant pen-mates, she has about three weeks until she calves and can easily be monitored here. Photo by Dixie Crowe.

Animal science alumni pays-it-forward

Dixie Crowe March 11, 2015

Learning about the world through stats, tables and facts is a normal part of most classes. However, guest speakers, hands-on experiences, and field trips make learning in animal science classes dynamic...

Chief, an aged quarter horse who needed a job, takes a turn on the hot walker at Roger Daly Horses in Aubrey, Texas. Photo courtesy of Amy Morgan.

Student created her own internship

Dixie Crowe March 4, 2015

While many students headed for home after fall final exams, Amy Morgan headed for an internship in Aubrey, Texas with Roger Daly Horses. She broadened her experiences in sale preparation and horse...

The CSU Seedstock Merchandising Teams Hereford heifers on a break during the 2015 National Western Stock Show in Denver. (Dixie Crowe | The Collegian)

Rams experience stock show, you can too

Dixie Crowe February 25, 2015

Students from Colorado State’s animal and equine sciences could be found volunteering, working, and competing during winter break at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Members of the CSU...

CSU Womens Varsity Polo Team competes agains Southern Methodist University in a home match on February 14, 2015. Photo by Dixie Crowe.

CSU Polo fast-paced low-priced fun

Dixie Crowe February 18, 2015 Colorado State University’s varsity men’s and women’s Polo teams won their matches on February 13 and 14. The men’s team played...

CSU has serval horses that are used for demonstration s in class including therapeutic riding classes. Photo by Dixie Crowe.

Equine assisted therapy connects students to Fort Collins community

January 28, 2015

Horseback riding offers a unique experience to improve the lives of disabled members of our community. Colorado State University’s equine sciences department has a therapeutic riding program,...

Justine Derouallière spent the semester training Mona to compete in equine competitions. Photo by Dixie Crowe.

Equine sciences program promotes exchange

January 21, 2015

Most college students at some point in their undergraduate program have an opportunity to narrow their focus within their college. In fact, many students choose their university because they want to...

Ranch horse versatility team coach Corky Hall inspects a horse’s mouth for signs of vesicular stomatitis, which is a viral infection that causes sores around the mouth and nostrils. It can also show up along the hoof of the horse in the area of the coronary band. The sores may start small, but can lead to painful blistering that can cause the horse to avoid water and food. Colorado was hit so hard this summer by an outbreak that the state veterinarian had to step in, quarantine horses to their home barns, and cancel events to try to halt the spread of the virus.

Biosecurity trends at Colorado State University

Dixie Crowe November 5, 2014

Disease outbreaks require updated biosecurity protocols While Ebola is the top virus in the news, horse owners had a brush with a viral outbreak this summer.  Vesicular stomatitis, spread to horses...

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