PAUSE – Colorado Initiative 16

Lets talk the Colorado Initative 16 or the PAUSE act. PAUSE is a citizen led ballot initiative that would criminalize accepted animal husbandry practices, assigns an arbitrary lifespan to farm animals, considers fish livestock, and places slaughter restrictions on those same animals. What does that mean for you? A lot – so lets begin to unpack it. Lets start with the lifespan and slaughter requirements. The PAUSE initiative would assign…

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Earth Day from a rancher’s perspective

Earth Day and ranching go hand in hand. Ranchers are stewards of the land and we all take pride in that fact. We work our hardest to utilize the newest technology and any other ways at our disposal to make ourselves the most sustainable we can possibly be. We rely on the land and we take pride in giving back to that same land. Lets go into details. Just how…

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Antibiotics and calving season

Antibiotics. That seems like a loaded word anymore – which is why we are going to break down antibiotic use and what it means for us as cattle ranchers and for you as a consumer. The first, and most important fact about antibiotics, is that there is absolutely no meat sold with antibiotics present, or none present at a level higher than approved by the FDA (or any drug residues…

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More about me – and what is BQA?

A little more about me Hello everyone! Hannah here – and I thought I would give this whole blogging thing a chance. For those of you that don’t know me, I am a cattle rancher who lives in Gunnison County. I work full time off the ranch, as a facility maintenance employee of the Gunnison Fairgrounds. I was born and raised in Gunnison – growing up working my family’s cattle…

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