Farm and Ranch

Ropin’ at the River BBQ Cook Off winners

This past weekend, Pleasanton Parks and Recreation and the City of Pleasanton hosted their first ever Ropin’ at the River event. The event was free and full of western family-fun including western shows, contests, BBQ cook off, farmer’s market shopping, petting zoo, pony rides, educational presentations and much more. The BBQ Cook Off was held May 7-8, and it was […]

Verdi Entrepreneurs


Continuing with the Verdi resident entrepreneurial introductions this week we introduce to you Atascosa RV Park owned and operated by Mike and Camila Mares. Mike Mares retired from the San Antonio Police Dept. after serving for 31 years and is now the constable for Atascosa County Precinct 1. Camila retired in 2017 after working in the retail industry (H-E-B and […]

Livestock Exchange report

Date of Sale 5/4/21Steers-Medium &Large200-300 lb. 140-165300-400 lb. 135-160400-500 lb. 125-156500-600 lb. 120-140600-700 lb. 105-125700-800 lb. 95-112800-900 lb. 85-100Heifers-Medium &Large200-300 lb. 130-145 300-400 lb. 120-143400-500 lb. 115-130500-600 lb. 105-122600-700 lb. 90-110700-800 lb. 75-97800-900 lb. 65-88Slaughter Bulls1,450-1,880 lb. 80-95Slaughter Cows900-1,505 lb. 55-74700-925 lb. 42-55Bred Cows700-1,150 lb. 550-850 Cow-Calf Pairs850-1,150 lb. 750-1,000Steers 78Heifers 49Cows 71Bulls 12Calves 1Bull Yearlings 1 TOTAL 212

Show me the bunny

Double P Rabbitry will host an intermediateto advanced-level Show Rabbit Clinic for kids on Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Topics will include how and what to feed your rabbits, how to properly handle them, how to select a champion meat pen and much more. They will also learn how to manage weights by adjusting feed so their rabbits will […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. I was listening to your radio show last week when you had a question from a listener about whether ball moss was a threat to his oak trees or not. I heard you say that it was not a parasite or a threat to the trees but did not understand the evidence. Please repeat it. A. The ball moss […]

Loose Cow Party

On the Edge of Common Sense

“It’s for you,” his darlin’ told him as he lay back in the chair For a welldeserved siesta. Ugh, it wasn’t really fair. It was Chuck, his nearest neighbor— did he have to call right now? Millard took the phone and listened, “Are you sure that it’s my cow?” As if he’d changed his brand last week or something equally […]

Atascosa County 4-H District Rifle and Archery results

Atascosa County 4-H members got their shot to compete in the District 12 4-H Archery and Rifle Match held April 25 in Benavides. In the Rifle Match, winning 4th place in the Junior Team category in the 3-position contest were Riley Fisher, Hunter Castro and Cody Villareal with a team score of 203. In the individual ranking, Riley Fisher was […]

Pleasanton FFA places at State

Pleasanton FFA’s Plant ID team placed 5th in state: Lacey Stevens (10th as an individual), Madeline Brymer, Kayli Kennedy and Brady Stevens. The Wool team placed 34th in the State: Evelynn Caraway, Holden Hagen, Stayton Hagen and Trey Hagen. Qualifying them for State was their 1st place Area win with the following individual results: Evelynn Caraway (1st place individual), Stayton […]

Farmer’s Market a Royal Success

The first day of May turned out to be a great day for the first Royal Farmer’s Market of the year. Shoppers looking for unique, handmade finds had so much to choose from on Saturday. Vendors offered handbags, zipper pouches, keychains, jewelry and scrunchies—which, by the way, are back in style. The kids got to make their own clay animals […]

Goat Roping this Saturday

Join the goat-roping event this Saturday, May 8 at the Atascosa County Show Barn, 318 Showbarn Rd. in Pleasanton. Books open at 9 a.m. The Kids 12 and Under Mix, the 2 Header, is $10 per team. Open Goat Roping, 3 Header, is $20 per team. Contact Derek Ashley at 830-570-0764 for more information.

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