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Sheep rancher ponders future after wolf attacks

Rancher Dave Dashiell moved his flock of sheep from near the Huckleberry wolf pack earlier this summer after dozens were killed and others went missing. Now he's uncertain what his next moves will be following the winter. More

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Hereford triplets beat the odds

A Hereford heifer surprised its owner with triplet calves. More


Ranchers question value of wolf study

Washington State University large carnivore laboratory director Rob Wielgus hopes more ranchers will cooperate with his study into wolf and livestock... More


Oregon wolf count could trigger delisting process

Look for stormy public hearings if Oregon considers removing wolves from the state endangered species list in 2015. More


Fire at swine farm kills 11,000 animals

The massive blaze, which broke out Saturday afternoon, killed 11,000 sows and piglets. More

Rustlers grab 3 calves from Culver ranches

As many as 200 head of cattle are stolen each year in Oregon but many losses aren’t reported to law enforcement. More

77,000-acre cattle operation changes hands

Another large property in Central Oregon recently changed hands. More

CPOW plans 10th annual meeting

The Cattle Producers of Washington hold their annual meeting Oct. 31 in Airway Heights, Wash. More

WSU grad named Washington state veterinarian

Washington state names WSU graduate Joe Baker new state veterinarian. More

Cattle killed in E. Idaho tractor-trailer crash

The truck failed to make it around a corner and tipped over, according to authorities. More

WTO panel rules COOL detrimental to Canada, Mexico

A WTO compliance panel on Monday ruled an amended U.S. country of origin labeling measure has a detrimental impact on imported Canadian and Mexican livestock. More

Carlton fire victims file claims

Landowners who lost homes and property last summer in Washington's largest wildfire have filed claims against the state alleging negligence. More

NCBA says generic checkoff would fall short

NCBA and state cattle associations contend a supplemental beef checkoff proposed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack would be detrimental to the beef industry and producers and point out the differences between the current beef-specific checkoff and Vilsack's proposed generic checkoff. More

Wanted: People to advise Washington on wolves

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks members for its panel to advise the agency on wolf recovery. More

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