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Ranchers wonder when cattle price bubble will burst

Record-breaking cattle prices, bringing strong profits up and down the beef supply chain, have many concerned about a market downturn. Feedlots are the most at risk but have a pretty good cushion through October. More

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Technology turns manure into clean water

On-farm technology to turn liquid manure to clean water, while separating out valuable nutrients, is expected to be available commercially by year'... More


Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will bar those convicted of livestock theft from holding a registered brand in California for five years, and the... More


Livestock camps prepare kids for fair time

University of Idaho Extension educators teamed up to offer summer livestock day camps to better prepare students for 4H fair competitions. More


Pork group exec arrested by Capitol Police

President-elect of National Pork Producers Council arrested entering Congressional office building carrying 9 mm pistol. More

Cow/calf profits soar

Cow/calf producers are enjoying sweet prices on their beef calves, with average profits running $480 per cow. More

‘Gut-wrenching’ losses in wildfire

Fires in Washington's Okanogan County have burned thousands of acres of rangeland, killed livestock, left ranches and orchards without power for irrigation and destroyed homes. More

Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue

The sheep industry is relieved by congressional action to keep the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho, open. USDA had requested reprogramming of funds for the station, which would have shuttered its doors. More

Lightning kills 45 head of cattle

The cows, calves and a prize bull were crowded under some small crabapple trees on July 14 when the lighting struck. More

Wildlife managers think like a wolf to trap one

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists track, trap and monitor wolves, the better to get a handle on populations and movement throughout the state. Documentation of wolf sightings will open the door to more management options, says wolf specialist Scott Becker. More

ARS sheep research station closure averted

The House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee has blocked USDA's request to reprogram funding for the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, and close the facility. The action, however, does not address the long-term threat to the research facility. More

Two more mobile slaughter units vandalized

Mobile slaughter trucks have again been targeted by animal rights acitivists. More

Cattlemen offer scholarships

The California Cattlemen's Association is taking applications for its young cattlemen's scholarships. More

UC seeks herdsman for research facility

The University of California is seeking a herdsman to manage livestock at its research facility in Browns Valley, Calif. More

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