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Ranchers question value of wolf study
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Ranchers question value of wolf study
Washington State University large carnivore laboratory director Rob Wielgus hopes more ranchers will cooperate with his study into wolf and livestock conflicts. But regional ranchers are questioning the value of his research, saying they already know how...

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Oregon wolf count could trigger delisting process
Oregon wolf count could trigger delisting process
Look for stormy public hearings if Oregon considers removing wolves from the state endangered species list in 2015.
Ranchers profit from conservation
Ranchers profit from conservation
A May, Idaho, rancher has received a large grant to continue improving his range land for the benefit of sage grouse, seeking to be proactive in case of an endangered species listing.
Washington game managers criticized for wolf shooting
Washington game managers criticized for wolf shooting
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a meeting in a Seattle suburb and heard the shooting of a wolf to protect sheep criticized.
Cattleman band together against new checkoff
Cattlemen are banding together to fight Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack's intention to resolve a stalemeate in the beef industry over amending the national beef checkoff by establishing a supplemental, secondary beef checkoff under a 1996 generic promotion...
Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
A lack of clarity about which livestock vaccines are made with genetically modified organisms is creating confusion in the organic industry.
Wolf shot in Whitman County
State wildlife officers determined that the wolf had been shot by a farmer who pursued the animal for several miles in his vehicle after seeing it near his farm.
Ranchers want more precise wolf locations from GPS collars
Ranchers want more precise wolf locations from GPS collars
ODFW already tracks and shares the general location of GPS-collared wolves with livestock producers, using an automated system that sends out text message and email notifications. The data places wolves within one of several pre-defined geographic areas,...
Livestock learn eating habits from Mom
Livestock learn eating habits from Mom
Consultant Doug Warnock offers his insight into best grazing practices.
WSU livestock expert picked as sustainable ag fellow
WSU livestock expert picked as sustainable ag fellow
Washington State University livestock specialist Susan Kerr, stationed in Mount Vernon, has been picked for a national fellowship to study sustainable agriculture practices.
Dakotas state vets caution about pig virus spread
State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said South Dakota has had considerably fewer cases than neighboring states such as Minnesota and Iowa, but the PED virus is still a concern because it’s so easily spread.