CFB NEWS: Colorado Supreme Court Ruling: Department of Natural Resources v. 5 Star Feedlot, Inc.

On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of 5 Star Feedlot, absolving 5 Star of liability in the 2015 incident that resulted in the death of fish in the Republican River. 

In 2015, a historic rain overwhelmed the feedlots’ wastewater containment ponds, which overflowed into the Republican River with flooding rainwater. Days later, the Department of Natural Resources was alerted that a mass of dead fish were discovered on the South Fork of the Republican River. The Colorado Attorney General filed suit against 5 Star Feedlot alleging they violated state statutes by unlawfully killing the fish. 

After a long, contentious legal battle, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of 5 Star Feedlot, saying they did not knowingly or purposefully kill the fish. 

Read more about the findings here.

Also, a recent report from Colorado Politics can be found here.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.