There’s more variety in cattle sales these days

Kathy Corgatelli NeVille / for Farm & Ranch
Prospective buyers look on as cattle go through the Blackfoot Livestock Auction in Blackfoot recently. Auctions are just one of several ways cattle are marketed today.

BLACKFOOT — Marketing cattle has evolved from the arduous cattle drives of the 1800s to the advent of local livestock auctions to private treaty and over the internet.

Operation provides old folks’ home for horses

Courtesy of Jackson Hole Horse Rescue
Two members of the Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association, who dropped off Scooter, left, and Chip to the Jackson Hole Horse Rescue, roam the pasture with the horses. Both horses have been adopted. Executive Director Maury Jones said the daughter of ranch owner Vern Evans fell in love with Chip and had to have him. The operation is just west of the Jackson Hole Airport overlooked by the Teton Mountains.

Jackson Hole Horse Rescue is an organization that will touch the heart of anyone who has ever owned and loved a horse. Started in 2008, the group has placed nearly 200 horses into “forever” homes.

Snowblowers likely to come in handy on the farm

Alice Elison / for Farm & Ranch
Cole Hansen, a sales representative for Bingham County Implement in Blackfoot, shows a 72-inch John Deere tractor-mounted snowblowers. Given the forecast, Hansen says they're likely to come in handy on the farm this year.

The front-mounted snowblower that can transform a tractor into a snow-removal machine is one item that expected to again be popular on the Christmas wish lists of area farmers and ranchers.

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