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Chesnimnus wolves blamed for another calf attack in N.E. Oregon

The Chesnimnus group of wolves, which killed a calf in Northeast Oregon in July, is blamed for injuring another calf. More

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Meat goat market on the rebound, industry leader says

Meat goats are regaining in popularity following the recession, the president of the Oregon Meat Goat Producers says. More

 

Yaks offer couple a unique alternative

Idaho couple raises yak for their meat but also sells meat, breeding animals, hides, skulls and fiber. More

 

Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Simpson tells Idaho's dairy industry the biggest challenge facing Congress at present is passing appropriations bills to fund government. More

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Ranchers blame lack of info for 14 sheep killed by wolves

The Stevens County Cattlemen's Association says 14 sheep killed by a collared wolf in the Huckleberry pack could have been avoided by more information from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. More

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association seeks new exec

The executive director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association is leaving her job at the end of August. More

Ranch owners to pay $1.1 million for destroying vernal pools

Ranch owners near Red Bluff, Calif., agreed to pay out $1.1 million in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after allegedly destroying wetlands on their property. More

UI center adds pasture research facility

University of Idaho's newest research center, located near Salmon, is opening a new facility to test supplement intake of groups of livestock in a pasture setting. More

Ranchers, others grapple with wildfires’ aftermath

Fire crews are gaining an upper hand on several major wildfires in northeastern California, which have burned thousands of acres of timber and grazing land. More

Study: Beef checkoff returns $11.20 on every dollar

Ranchers who serve on the 103-member Cattlement's Beef Promotion and Research Board expressed enthusiasm about a return-on-investment study done by Cornell University researcher Harry Kaiser. The study asserted that each dollar spent on checkoff programs returns $11.20 to the industry. More

Project aims to boost Standing Rock cattle

The project backed by the USDA hopes to improve grazing practices to make the land better suited to cattle production. More

Record rains soak Idaho hay

Hay has sustained damage throughout Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho following a week of continuous moisture. More

S.D. rescinds brucellosis test on Idaho cattle

South Dakota has lifted its requirement that all Idaho cattle entering the state must be tested for brucellosis. North Dakota's restriction remains in place. More

Grass-fed lamb finds niche in Eastern Idaho

An Eastern Idaho farm and ranch has capitalized on the niche market for grass-finished lamb. More

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