Colorado IRM works to develop community based evaluations on economic issues that impact animal agriculture and rural communities in the past, present and future.

Evaluating the preparedness of previous IRM cooperators to deal with the recent lows of the cattle cycle has been a recent endeavor of Colorado IRM.

The program is currently in the final year of a five-year plan for competitive funding of applied research ideas from county agents and campus-based faculty.

Members of Colorado IRM work to improve profitability via research and application of appropriate technology.

In one operation, Colorado IRM enhanced range management strategies that reduced supplemental feed costs, improved drought management and reduced winter feed costs by 25% to 40%