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Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
Ranchers argue against moving flock off grazing lands
The Stevens County Cattlemen's Association says moving Hunters, Wash., rancher Dave Dashiell's sheep out of land where the rancher has a grazing contract to protect the herd from wolves would threaten private property rights. Association president Steve...

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U.S. cattle on feed numbers continue to tighten
U.S. cattle on feed numbers continue to tighten
USDA reports cattle on feed on Aug. 1 were down 2 percent over a year earlier. July placements and July marketings were the lowest for the month since the data series began in 1996, and feedlots are placing lighter weight cattle.
Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf
Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf
A federal biologist plans to set foot-hold snares in the area of eastern Jackson County in hopes of capturing at least one of the animals so it can be fitted with a GPS-transmitting collar similar to the one used to track OR-7’s 3,000-mile journey...
State kills wolf connected to 22 sheep deaths
State kills wolf connected to 22 sheep deaths
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing Hunters, Wash., rancher Dave Dashiell and staff to kill wolves in the Huckleberry pack that approach Dashiell's flock of 1,800 sheep. Wolf attacks have continued despite nonlethal measures,...
Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves
Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves
Since last Thursday wolves have killed 16 sheep. The latest attack was Tuesday night in the area about 50 miles northwest of Spokane.
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Agreements that limit landowner liabilities under the Endangered Species Act can still be challenged by environmentalists.
CCA lauds decision not to list blackbird
The California Cattlemen's Association is pleased that the state Fish and Game Commission decided not to list the tricolored blackbird as endangered or threatened -- a move farmers and ranchers say could be economically devastating.
Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses
Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses
The Idaho Barley Commission is seeking to help growers cope with "catastrophic" damage due to a wet August.
Meat goat market on the rebound, industry leader says
Meat goat market on the rebound, industry leader says
Meat goats are regaining in popularity following the recession, the president of the Oregon Meat Goat Producers says.
Ranchers blame lack of info for 14 sheep killed by wolves
The Stevens County Cattlemen's Association says 14 sheep killed by a collared wolf in the Huckleberry pack could have been avoided by more information from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Chesnimnus wolves blamed for another calf attack in N.E. Oregon
Chesnimnus wolves blamed for another calf attack in N.E. Oregon
The Chesnimnus group of wolves, which killed a calf in Northeast Oregon in July, is blamed for injuring another calf.