OLYMPIA — More work needs to be done before estimating Washington's wolf population, a University of Washington biologist said Wednesday, pulling back on a remark he made in January that there are likely far more wolves than counted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a U.S. District Court's dismissal of a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging a federal agency's killing of wolves in Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, including imperiled s…
Winter weather has likely affected feedlot inventories, placements into feedlots and marketings of fed cattle.
Authorities in Lane County say it is not clear whether two Rottweilers responsible for a sheep attack on April 17 are the same dogs that killed 44 sheep in the same area on April 2.
Eastern Washington ranchers could be enlisted to help kill problem wolves, according to a state Department of Fish and Wildlife memo presenting ideas for deterring attacks on livestock in a re…
Kendal Frazier will retire at the end of the year after 34 years of service to the beef industry.
The California Dairy Campaign contends a referendum to establish the California Cattle Council was not legitimate; others disagree.
SUTHERLIN, Ore. — After about four decades of being in the cattle business, Tor-S Ranch now has hemp growing on some of its bottom land.
Carl Lufkin credits his dairy background with helping his registered Angus operation near Tendoy, Idaho.
Environmentalists are continuing their legal battle against grazing in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest with a lawsuit over federal management of a 170,000-acre livestock allotment.
We’ll soon be into haying season and cattle producers are reminded of the threat to cattle that is possible from nitrate poisoning.
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has released its draft revision of the state's Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote at i…
A Baker County rancher was justified when he shot a juvenile wolf that was chasing his working dog March 12 near Halfway, according to authorities.
COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Harris Ranch Beef Holding Co., California's largest cattle-raising operation, is being sold.
OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers have raised fees to save the Department of Agriculture's brand program, settling for now an issue that divided the cattle industry for two years.
YAMHILL, Ore. — When Sophie Lanodwehr first tried to get her mustang yearling, Mabel, out of the stall, it took an hour.
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Nathan Jackson’s term as president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has involved numerous natural resource issues.
The new council will be able to focus on issues beyond what is allowed in the beef checkoff program.
One bill would reform commodity checkoffs, while the other would make participation voluntary.
Equipment helps clients optimize cattle feeding programs
The inductees were honored for their lifetime service and contribution to the livestock industry and their communities.
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Nick Sonka is back on his family’s sheep ranch and is following in his father’s footsteps, but with a sad heart.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can’t act independently of Indian tribes to shoot elk on farmland in Skagit County, agency leaders said Saturday.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Against the hum of backhoes and bulldozers, a fortress of concrete and steel buildings gradually rises on the north end of Kansas State University's campus.
Surprising Oregon rancher Katharine Jackson with the 2019 Outstanding Cattlewoman of Year award was no simple feat for the committee charged with making the decision.
OLYMPIA — Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind said he will direct wildlife managers to “err on the side” of chasing and killing cougars that are causing problems.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Dozens of people swarmed a legislative hearing to show their opposition to a bill that would ban beehives in certain areas of southern Nevada.
Washington’s confirmed wolf population grew slowly in 2018, but wolves are continuing to recolonize the state by increasingly moving west, a state Fish and Wildlife official says.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A new report says the number of wolves in Washington state continued to grow in 2018.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Kern County Fair has canceled its September poultry show and live exhibits due to the outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California.
OLYMPIA — Wolves in northeast Washington could be managed differently than in other parts of the state under a bill endorsed Tuesday by the Senate agriculture committee.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington could spend nearly $1 million over the next two years on nonlethal ways to prevent wolves from killing livestock in the northeastern corner of the state.
Virus can show delayed symptoms
Cattle ranchers hate asking for advice.
Willard Mark Wolf passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019, at the age of 78, at Hospice House in Spokane, with his wife and daughter by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer.
OLYMPIA — Most Washington dairy farmers don’t brand cows and aren’t in the mood to pay more to support a brand program, an industry representative told lawmakers Tuesday, complicating a last-d…
PENDLETON, Ore. — A federal judge has ruled that grazing should be allowed to continue on four allotments in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
IMNAHA, Ore. — Northeast Oregon rancher Gary Marks figured his pregnant 4-year-old cow might be having twins, considering how big she was all winter.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered seven goats that were stolen in a rash of goat thefts in California's San Joaquin Valley.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada agriculture officials say they will lift by the end of the week all quarantines ordered after three horses tested positive for an equine herpes virus.
A new group of wolves is living in Western Oregon, according to state wildlife officials, occupying territory in the Cascade mountains that includes parts of Lane and Douglas counties.
Temple Grandin will headline the Northwest Grazing Conference March 27-28 at the Pendleton, Ore., Convention Center.
A bill prohibiting coyote-killing cyanide devices in Oregon was passed 25-3 by the Senate on March 18, about two years after lawmakers stopped them from being deployed with state funds.
An injunction against grazing on 68,000 acres in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest has been dissolved after federal officials determined cattle won’t impair a threatened frog’s viability.
The amendments came at the requests of western governors to better meet the needs of their states and to align federal conservation with state initiatives.
Study finds greenhouse gases aren’t much of an issue but improvements could be made regarding water use and reactive nitrogen losses.
Southcentral Washington ranchers feel its unfair for the state to terminate grazing and farming leases early to lease land to solar farms. A bill aimed at restricting that is struggling in the…
An old lumber mill in Hines, Ore. is getting new life after it was purchased by Chuck Eggert, founder of Pacific Foods, and resurrected as an animal feed production facility.
While beef exports shattered records and pork exports held steady in 2018, trade agreements between other countries and retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. are cause for concern.
Five of eastern Idaho’s most distinguished leaders in the agriculture industry will be inducted into the 47th Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame during the annual recognition dinner on March 22.
Wildlife officials say a lone wolf “probably” killed nearly two dozen sheep between Feb. 23 and March 4 at the Oregon Coast, and according to local ranchers, it might not be the first time.
A proposal to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states is once again inflaming old tensions between Northwest ranchers and wildlife advocates.
A Washington state beef company is voluntarily recalling 30,260 pounds of ground beef after a consumer found a piece of blue plastic in the meat.
Cyanide devices aimed at killing coyotes would be banned in Oregon under a bill that supporters claim is necessary to protect children, pets and non-target species.