Sheep http://kvnf.org en Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids http://kvnf.org/post/mutton-busting-rodeo-tradition-rough-and-tumble-kids <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Two cowboys lift a mutton busting participant onto a wooly sheep at the Greeley Stampede." data-attribution="Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kunc/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/photo_4.JPG" alt="" /><p>A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.<p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:22:16 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 28982 at http://kvnf.org Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids The Sheep Shearer From Cedaredge http://kvnf.org/post/sheep-shearer-cedaredge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For nearly a decade, Doug Hamilton has put on sheep shearing demonstrations at the <a href="http://www.hotchkissdogtrials.com/">Sheep Dog Trials</a> in </span>Hotchkiss<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:24:52 +0000 Laura Palmisano 27223 at http://kvnf.org The Sheep Shearer From Cedaredge The Long, Slow Decline of the U.S. Sheep Industry http://kvnf.org/post/long-slow-decline-us-sheep-industry <p>Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half. In fact, the number has been declining since the late 1940s, when the American sheep industry hit its peak. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The decline is the result of economic and cultural factors coming together. And it has left ranchers to wonder, &ldquo;When are we going to hit the bottom?&rdquo;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:11:38 +0000 Luke Runyon 17251 at http://kvnf.org The Long, Slow Decline of the U.S. Sheep Industry Local Sheep Ranchers Unveil Open-Source, DIY Tracking System http://kvnf.org/post/local-sheep-ranchers-unveil-open-source-diy-tracking-system <div>With severe drought continuing to affect agriculture on the Western Slope,&nbsp;KVNF&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Travis </span>Bubenik<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores how two </span>tech-savy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> local sheep farmers found a way to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">cut costs and manage their animals more efficiently.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 13629 at http://kvnf.org Local Sheep Ranchers Unveil Open-Source, DIY Tracking System