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Oregon State Fair livestock competition affirms breeding efforts
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Oregon State Fair livestock competition affirms breeding efforts
Sheep breeder Monte Forster has participated in livestock competitions at the Oregon State Fair for 55 years.

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Wolf shootings test pact between ranchers, conservationists
Wolf shootings test pact between ranchers, conservationists
Some conservation groups are standing behind Washington's lethal-removal policy, even as other environmentalists deplore the shooting of wolves in Ferry County.
Cattle ranchers still recovering after 2011 Texas drought
Statewide, herds shrank by more than 1 million beef cattle, and by 2014, the number in Texas dropped to 3.9 million, the lowest since 1958
500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm
The farmer noticed his herd was eating less feed.
USDA clarifying rule allows ranchers to opt out of beef council checkoffs
USDA says a process is in place for cattle producers to opt out of paying a portion of their checkoff dollars to qualified state beef councils in response to a cattle organization's lawsuit.
ODFW says wolf attack was probable cause of sheep’s death
A herder found one of his guard dogs fighting with a wolf, and a dead ewe nearby.
Bird flu resurfaces in Alaska
Bird flu resurfaces in Alaska
Highly pathogenic bird flu has been found in a mallard duck in Alaska, the first time the virus has been discovered in a migratory waterfowl in at least nine months.
WDFW: 4 more wolves in Profanity Peak pack shot
WDFW: 4 more wolves in Profanity Peak pack shot
Washington wildlife managers have now shot a total of six wolves in the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County.
To attract consumers, beef producers should try a little grass-fed tenderness
Some researchers think fat marbling, which USDA beef grades are based on, isn't what consumers are looking for.
Cloning beef cattle for meat quality sparks debate
Cloning beef cattle for meat quality sparks debate
A West Texas meat science professor is cloning cattle to attain top USDA beef grading status, but is that what consumers want?
ODFW: Calf found in pond had been attacked by wolves
The Meacham wolf pack is blamed for attacking a calf in Oregon's Umatilla County.

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