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Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses
The undercover investigator documented long stretches of time — up to three days — where pigs received no food, leading them to become agitated and hurting each other and themselves.

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Proper management of riparian areas benefits all
Proper management of riparian areas benefits all

A main concern for managers of rangelands, both public and private, is to protect the streams from damage by animals and humans.

More streams are being fenced off from the rest of the property than ever before. Whether the riparian area is...

Idaho man won’t fight charges that he stole from elk ranch

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A former employee of a Twin Falls elk ranch has agreed to a plea deal on charges that he stole from ranch owners.

The Times-News reports that 31-year-old Brandon Eldredge was charged with stealing elk semen from...

New challenges emerge for cattle ranchers after 2012 drought

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — At Marshall Ernst’s ranch in Windsor, the curly white faces and red hair of Hereford cows stand out against the green and brown patches of pasture.

For nearly 40 years, Marshall and his wife, Barbara, have run...

PerforMix celebrates new feed-supplement production facility
PerforMix celebrates new feed-supplement production facility

RUPERT, Idaho — PerforMix Nutrition Systems, a liquid and dry feed-supplement and livestock-nutrition company, christened its new production facility in Rupert with tours, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

A subsidiary...

Workshop focuses on wolf management in Eastern Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. — Despite killing four wolves from the Imnaha Pack earlier this year for repeatedly attacking livestock, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reiterated the value of non-lethal deterrents during a workshop here May...

U.S. lamb regains access to Taiwan

U.S. lamb and lamb products should soon be making their way to Taiwanese markets after 13 years of denied access.

Lamb’s long hiatus from Taiwan and other key markets began with the December 2003 discovery of the first U.S. case of bovine...

Washington’s wolf advisers agree on lethal-control policy
Washington’s wolf advisers agree on lethal-control policy

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s wolf advisory group has agreed to a lethal-control policy that representatives of ranchers and conservationists agreed will be better than the department’s current and sometimes-maligned...

Washington tops in number of cattle slaughtered in region

Washington may have the fewest beef cattle in the Northwest, but most of the cattle in the region are slaughtered in the state, a Washington State University agricultural economist says.

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service,...

Washington beef cattle increase halts decades-long decline
Washington beef cattle increase halts decades-long decline

Washington state’s beef cattle numbers increased this year for the first time since 1984 as ranchers joined their counterparts around the Pacific Northwest in growing their herds to take advantage of higher prices.

The National...

Cow-calf returns lower, but still positive
Cow-calf returns lower, but still positive

Returns for cow-calf operations will be lower this year, after last year’s record-high cattle prices fell back to Earth, but most producers’ balance sheets will still be sporting black, an agricultural economist says.

Returns over...

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