Garfield County Conservation District Offers Portable Corrals
|Standing in front of the new portable corrals are, from left, Gary Johnson, chairman, Garfield County Farm Bureau Board; Brian Bay, agent and office manager, Garfield County Farm Bureau; and Jason Skaggs, district manager, Garfield County Conservation District.
A partnership between the Garfield County Conservation District and the Garfield County Farm Bureau will make a set of portable corrals available to local producers. As part of their ongoing effort to support local farmers, ranchers and other landowners, the Garfield County Farm Bureau and the Garfield County Conservation District today announced on Sept. 6, 2009, their partnership in acquiring a set of portable corrals to be available for rent to local producers.
“We’re excited about this partnership between Farm Bureau and the local conservation district,” Gary Johnson, president of the Garfield County Farm Bureau said. “By working together, we can provide a real service for livestock producers in our county by making these corrals available for their use.”
The corrals, purchased by the Farm Bureau, will be maintained and administered by the Garfield County Conservation District. Farmers and ranchers will be able, for a minimal fee, to rent the corral for use on their land. They can set up the corrals in the field to gather cattle for loading into trucks. The capacity of the corrals is approximately 140 head of 850-pound cattle. With a $50 deposit the rental fee is $50 per day or $100 for a weekend.
This is not the first time the agencies have joined together to provide service to local producers. Previously the Garfield County Conservation District and Farm Bureau partnered in making a land scraper available for rent to local producers. The scraper can be used to clean out waterways, maintain terraces, build ponds, clean out cattle lots and more.
“Our goal is to be of service to the farmers, ranchers and other landowners in Garfield County,” Dale Milacek, chairman of the Garfield County Conservation District said. “We are excited to have the ability to provide this equipment to our producers and really appreciate the Farm Bureau in working with us to provide this and other services to the landowners of our county.”