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2011-09-02 06:00:00

Ticket sales begin September 6 for Western Folklife Center members ELKO, Nev., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions -- will take place January 30 to February 4, 2012, in Elko, Nevada. Every winter for the last 27 years, cowboys, ranchers, rural and urban people have traveled en masse to this small high desert community, to join with friends, family...

2011-08-30 16:10:00

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Head 'em up and move 'em out!" Trail Boss Gil Favor's famous words from TV's "Rawhide" will once again echo over the plains as the Kansas 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive gathers south of Caldwell, Kan. the weekend of September 3-4, for the historic 200-mile trek north to Ellsworth. Drovers will be gathering 400 head of Texas Longhorn cattle just south of the Kansas border in preparation for the Kansas 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive. The town of...

2011-08-29 10:00:00

Oklahoma cattle ranchers have been selling off their herds in record numbers this summer, as grasses have gone dry during the 80 straight days of 100+ degree heat in this year's extended drought. But according to SweetPro Feeds, cattlemen like Ronnie Glover from Elgin, Oklahoma are maintaining their herds and looking forward to high profits in Spring, by keeping their cattle on non-molasses lick blocks made from distillers grains. Elgin, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 With 1.8 million...

2011-08-20 10:00:00

Texas cattle ranchers Rick Reeves and Bobby Campbell are using SweetPro supplemental lick blocks made from distillers' grains to maintain herd health during one of the worst summer droughts in history. While other ranchers have been forced to sell off cattle due to poor forage conditions, cattle operations using the supplements are holding on. Hallsville, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 The headlines all across cattle states have been telling the story of Summer 2011: "Texas farmers and ranchers...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

30-Day Weight Loss Contest at a Cowboy Fitness Ranch Guarantees Weight Loss Bandera, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 For the person who has tried every diet out there, a fitness vacation may be just what the doctor ordered. Especially when results are guaranteed. The 30-Day Fat Farm Challenge at Rancho Cortez Fitness Ranch is a contest designed to give people the opportunity to lose both pounds and inches"¦ the healthy way. Rancho Cortez ran their first 30-day challenge earlier this year....

2011-05-27 00:00:27

Cowboy Weight Loss Camp Delivers Reality TV Results Bandera, TX (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Overweight people all over America have secret hopes of being chosen for the next fitness ranch reality show to help them shed unwanted pounds. Although the average obese person has little chance of a starring role on reality TV, an adult fat camp is now within reach to Joe and Jane American. Rancho Cortez Fitness Ranch offers the same sort of all-inclusive, results-based weight loss program as seen on...

2011-05-09 14:45:00

DAVIE, Fla., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Florida Crackers: The Cattlemen and Cowboys of Florida", produced by the Self Discovery Production Team, is an 87 minute high quality documentary and the only feature-length movie about the Florida Cracker Cattle Culture produced by a man raised in the culture, who grew up as a working cowboy on a ranch near Fort Pierce, Florida. Filmed in high definition format, this movie portrays this formerly unrecognized aspect of the beautiful state's...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

Bringing the Culture of the American West to China to Enhance US-China Cultural Ties BEIJING, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Rodeo China was announced today in Beijing. The historic eight-day rodeo event will be staged in October 2011 in Beijing's National Stadium ("the Bird Nest") and will give Chinese and international audiences the opportunity to watch the best talent in rodeo today compete for the largest prize purse ever in rodeo history. Rodeo China, an important component...

2011-03-29 13:43:44

Cattle ranchers in southwestern Alberta have suspected it for a long time and now, GPS tracking equipment confirms it: wolf packs in the area are making cow meat a substantial part of their diets. University of Alberta researchers tracked wolves to bone yards, where ranchers dispose of dead cattle, and to sites of fresh cow kills. The study was done over two grazing seasons in 2008 and 2009. The vast study area in southwestern Alberta includes private ranchland and wooded public lands...

2011-01-04 06:00:00

ELKO, Nev., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hard work, scarce pay, lonesome nights, heartbreak and death -- common themes of the blues and of the songs, poems and stories of the cowboy. Cowboy culture is a blend of traditions and influences -- blues and other African American cultural traditions have been a major influence on the evolution of western music. The 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 24-29, in Elko, Nevada, will explore the connections between traditional...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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