Sheep Industry http://kvnf.org en KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-tuesday-october-15-2013 <div><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Headlines</strong></p></div><ul><li>Cedaredge Man Commits Suicide Hours Before Sentencing for Manslaughter Charges</li><li>Permits for Oil and Gas, Mining Delayed by Government Shutdown</li><li>&quot;Personhood&quot; Question to Appear on 2014 State Ballot</li><li>American Sheep Industry Sees a Long, Slow Decline</li><li>Oil and Gas Industry Critics Gather in Glenwood Springs Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:02:42 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17262 at http://kvnf.org 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