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Volatility plagues U.S. cattle markets

Volatility in cash and futures markets and the wide spread between the two are making things difficult for U.S. cattle producers. More

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Youngsters prepare their animals for Jr. Livestock Auction

The Marion County Jr. Livestock Auction gives kids in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to show rabbits, chickens, turkeys, goats, pigs and steers... More

 

A family tradition of efficiency

Stevens County Cattlemen's Association President Justin Hedrick, 29, partners with his grandfather, Len McIrvin, and uncle, Bill McIrvin, on the... More

 

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UI enters agreement to manage 10,400-acre Rock Creek Ranch

University of Idaho has reached an agreement with environmental groups to manage a 10,400-acre working conservation ranch in Southcentral Idaho. More

Animal agriculture showcases advances

A new report by the Animal Agriculture Alliance highlights advances the industry is making in animal care, food safety and environmental sustainability. More

King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch in New Mexico sells

The ranch went on the market in February for $33 million. It sold for an undisclosed price on June 14. More

Washington Beef Commission hopes to impress consumers, ranchers

The Washington Beef Commission hopes to win over consumers, but also hopes to win over the ranchers who support it. More

Meat, poultry industry fuels economic activity

The economic impact of the U.S. meat and poultry industry is far reaching, accounting for 5.4 million jobs nationwide and more than $1 trillion in economic output. More

Oregon slaughter facilities face challenges

Oregon's slaughter facilities are under pressure as owners retire or die, but replacedments are hard to find. More

WDFW to buy forest, grazing land in Central Washington

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved buying more than 3,600 acres of forest and rangeland in Klickitat County. More

Wolf kills goat, sheep in S. Oregon

The wolf blamed for the recent livestock killings has also been tied to the attack that left a Klamath County cow injured in February. More

Wisconsin wolf population highest ever at nearly 900

Karen Gefvert, governmental relations director for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, said the growing wolf population presents a graver threat to livestock, especially since farmers can’t legally kill problem wolves while they’re on the federal endangered list. More

Washington formally proposes new dairy rules

The Washington Department of Ecology's long-awaited proposal to keep manure from polluting water represents a major change in how dairies are regulated. More

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