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Profanity Peak pack reaches three confirmed kills, three probable

The Profanity Peak wolf pack in Eastern Washington is up to three confirmed livestock kills and three probable depredations. The state begins considering killing problem wolves in the pack at four confirmed kills. More

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Washington records year’s first equine case of West Nile virus

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has confirmed the year's first case of West Nile virus in a horse. More


Extra-large steer named Buford stars at auction

Buford is not your average steer. Weighing in at 2,175 pounds, he brought 83 cents per pound at Cowart’s Lebanon Auction Yard on July 21. More


Stevens County ranchers protest Profanity Peak wolf pack

Stevens County Cattlemen say the wolf population needs to be reduced to stop depredations on ranches. More


Oregon farmer challenging order to confine hogs

An hog farmer is opposing the Oregon Department of Agriculture's order to build a swine confinement facility to correct water problems. More

Backyard poultry to blame for 14 Montana salmonella cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says the cases are part of eight outbreaks that have infected 611 people in 45 states. More

Beef, dairy groups question proposed organic rule

Livestock groups say a proposed rule on organic livestock practices is based on public perception rather than science. More

Vandals use fireworks to hassle goats

An Edwall, Wash., sheep rancher says vandals let 240 of his goats out in Issaquah, Wash. More

Sensor notifies farmers when cows go into labor

It alerts dairy managers by cellphone and email about an hour before a cow gives birth. More

U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding bill that also prohibits the declaration of a national monument in Malheur County, Oregon. More

Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts

The California Wolf Center is setting up a range rider program under which willing ranchers in far Northern California could have someone patrol their properties every few days looking for evidence of wolves or other predators. More

Wolves kill second NE Washington calf in a week

Two calves have been killed by wolves in northwestern Washington state in the past week. More

Wolves in Colville Valley worry state wildlife managers

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is monitoring a situation in the Colville, Wash., area where several wolves are getting closer in proximity to humans. More

Washington livestock compensation system ‘broken’

Ranchers shared their frustrations with the compensation system for losses to wolves during the wolf advisory group meeting July 67- in Spokane Valley, Wash. More

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