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Baxter Black

Baxter Black tackles ag issues with a strong funny bone. Black is an American cowboy, poet, philosopher and former veterinarian.

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You gotta feed cows in the winter in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Liquid molasses is a common supplement.

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STEP 1: Some cowboys are born and raised on a ranch; they grow up riding and working cows, they compete in high school rodeo, have a horse and an FFA project. They develop the art of hangin’ out and lookin’ cool, which is easier if you’re a big fish in a small pond. They begin thinking, “I really am as good as they say I am!”

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For years, New Mexico State University managed a ranch on the Jornada, running Santa Gertrudis’ cattle.

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I must confess I like oil, and I like factory farming

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As I weave my way through life there are things that I count on. They are stepping stones in my path that I don’t worry about, like:

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Early in my veterinary career I developed a respect for the machinery used to restrain large beasts. No, I’m not thinking of ropes, twitches or even classic music in the dairy barn, although at one time or another I have used them all.

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