DENVER - During Colorado Cattlemen's Association's Foundation Recognition Banquet in January, the Danciger Tybar Ranch outside Carbondale was named the 2012 Outstanding Seedstock Producer of the Year.
The award was for their contribution to developing the next step in using technology and modern practices to prevent brisket disease and improve pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) evaluation in cattle.
After moving their Angus operation from Dallas and starting the Tybar Angus Ranch just outside Carbondale, David and Emma Danciger realized the complications that high elevation had on cattle. In 1984, they worked with Colorado State University to collect some of the first PAP scores in order to combat brisket disease.
Over the years, they improved their breeding system, and collaborated with CSU to create the first web-based collection program to help registered and commercial customers make new seedstock selections. With nearly 30 years of research and evaluation, they receive many calls and visits from customers and breeders interested in preventing brisket disease in the Angus breed.
The Colorado Cattlemen's Association is the state's only nonprofit trade organization exclusively representing Colorado's cattle producers. Founded in 1867, CCA is the nation's oldest state cattlemen's association.
Disaster help for ag
Garfield County is among 62 Colorado counties designated as disaster areas due to drought and related disasters in 2012.
Producers could be eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency low interest loans if they are operators of family size farms or ranches that are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Loans are based on production losses caused by the disaster.
Producers must file an application through the Farm Service Agency by March 4.
Garfield County is also a contiguous county eligible for Farm Service Agency low interest emergency loans due to freezing temperatures that occurred on April 7-8, if they are operators of family size farms or ranches that are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Loans are based on production losses caused by the disaster. Producers must file an application by March 25.
Each application will be considered on its own merit, taking into account the extent of losses, security available, repayment ability, and other eligibility requirements.
For more information, contact Laurie Neilson at (970) 242-9133, ext. 2.