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Cattle on feed up, slaughter down

Feedlots are holding cattle longer to put on more weight, and the number of fed cattle coming out of feedlots continues to decline year over year. More

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Workshops address changes in livestock drug use

New Food and Drug Administration restrictions will change the landscape on antibiotic use in animal agricultural. To meet producer and veterinarian... More


Commission sticks with linking cougar hunts to wolf recovery

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission reaffirms decision to increase hunting of cougars in areas occupied by wolves. More


Animal activists: Don’t link cougar hunts to wolf recovery

Animal-rights and conservation groups are petitioning Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to ditch a plan to hunt allow more cougar hunting to... More


California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs

California's State Water Resources Control Board may discontinue efforts to impose statewide regulations on grazing near streams. More

Vilsack announces expanded sage grouse program

The U.S. ag secretary will announce a new round of work to keep greater sage grouse off the endangered species list and visit the wildfire control center in Portland. More

Fall rangeland forum set for Oct. 22

University of Idaho's Rangeland Fall Forum will focus on wildfires, beginning with panel discussions on Oct. 22 in Jerome, followed by a field tour of the Three Creek area on Oct. 23. More

WSU develops carcass calculator

Washington State University has developed a "carcass calculator" app to help ranchers predict the price they'll receive for their meat. More

WDFW draws a line against Huckleberry wolf pack

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Huckleberry wolfpack will be thinned if there's one more depredation. More

Researcher tries to reduce cattle feed costs with onion slurry

An Oregon State University researcher is studying whether onion slurry can be used to help reduce cattle producers' winter feed costs. If successful, the project could also benefit the onion industry in Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho. More

First wolf pack in decades spotted in Northern California

California officials have confirmed that two adult wolves and five pups now live in Siskiyou County, the state's first wolf pack in decades. More

Ranchers, USDA spar over forest management

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Public Lands Council are accusing the federal government of making this year's wildfire season worse by mismanaging forests. A top federal official responds by urging support for a bipartisan bill that would treat widfires as other disasters for the... More

N.E. Washington wolf pack injures guard dog

A sheep dog was seriously injured in a confrontaton involving the Huckleberry pack in northeast Washington. More

Inspectors’ challenge to poultry rules dismissed

A lawsuit that accuses new federal poultry slaughter rules of violating the law and endangering consumers was recently dismissed. More

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