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Ranchers like outlook for cattle prices

Prices aren't as good as last year, but ranchers like beef market. More

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PerforMix expands production to Magic Valley

Animal-nutrition company PerforMix, a subsidiary of AgriBeef Co. in Boise, broke ground on a liquid-supplement production facility in Rupert in a... More

 

Prop. 2 blamed for decline in egg production in Calif.

Egg production and the number of egg-laying hens are down significantly in California since last year, according to a USDA report. Farmers are... More

 

FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair

FFA members from Cottonwood, Calif., made a hog loading ramp and donated it to the Shasta District Fair at the request of a fair supporters' group. More

Livestock

Drought happens: Proper planning, management helps ranchers

Columnist Doug Warnock writes about grazing issues. More

Disagreement among allies strangles Washington wolf bill

The only wolf-related legislation with a chance of passing the Washington Legislature succumbed to a disagreement among allies. More

National science panel opens review of livestock disease

The panel is convening for two days to gather information about brucellosis, which can cause pregnant animals to abort their young. More

‘Ag gag’ opponents point to free speech ruling

A recent free speech ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may shed light on the controversy over Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits secret recordings of farms. More

Expert: Approvals of antibiotics in feed won’t be automatic

A Kansas State University veterinary expert advises that ranchers shouldn't expect their veterinarians to automatically approve uses of medicially important antibiotics under new federal guidelines that fully take effect Jan. 1, 2017. More

Veterinarians for large animals in short supply

Incentives are available for new or prospective large-animal vets. More

House passes meat price reporting reauthorization

The sheep and pork industries have requested changes to mandatory price reporting legislation to avoid the possibility of having too little data for USDA to complete reports. More

Egg producers, consumers feel impact of bird flu

Egg producers, consumers see impact of bird flu. More

Ranchers seek to protect grazing in Calif. wildlife plan

The California Cattlemen's Association is trying to influence language in the updated State Wildlife Action Plan, for which the state is accepting public comments through July 2. Ranchers have expressed concerns that early outlines of the plan identify grazing as a potential threat to wildlife in... More

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