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Extra-large steer named Buford stars at auction
Extra-large steer named Buford stars at auction
Buford is not your average steer. Weighing in at 2,175 pounds, he brought 83 cents per pound at Cowart’s Lebanon Auction Yard on July 21.

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Sensor notifies farmers when cows go into labor
It alerts dairy managers by cellphone and email about an hour before a cow gives birth.
Stevens County ranchers protest Profanity Peak wolf pack
Stevens County ranchers protest Profanity Peak wolf pack
Stevens County Cattlemen say the wolf population needs to be reduced to stop depredations on ranches.
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding bill that also prohibits the declaration of a national monument in Malheur County, Oregon.
Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts
Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts
The California Wolf Center is setting up a range rider program under which willing ranchers in far Northern California could have someone patrol their properties every few days looking for evidence of wolves or other predators.
Wolves kill second NE Washington calf in a week
Wolves kill second NE Washington calf in a week
Two calves have been killed by wolves in northwestern Washington state in the past week.
Wolves in Colville Valley worry state wildlife managers
Wolves in Colville Valley worry state wildlife managers
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is monitoring a situation in the Colville, Wash., area where several wolves are getting closer in proximity to humans.
Washington livestock compensation system ‘broken’
Washington livestock compensation system ‘broken’
Ranchers shared their frustrations with the compensation system for losses to wolves during the wolf advisory group meeting July 67- in Spokane Valley, Wash.
Beef exporters hope to follow pork into China
U.S. pork exports January to April are up 78 percent compared to last year.
Giant steer looms large over Boise Airport
Giant steer looms large over Boise Airport
Visitors to the Boise Airport's baggage claim area will see a 15-foot, inflatable steer during the month of July. The display is meant to attract attention to the state's beef industry.
WSDA director ousts state veterinarian
WSDA director ousts state veterinarian
Washington State Veterinarian Joe Baker was dismmised from the position which he had held for 20 months.

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