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Study tests whether seaweed in cattle feed reduces emissions

University of California researchers are feeding seaweed to dairy cows in an attempt to make cattle more climate-friendly.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

A cattle woman’s touch: Herd thrives under the care of Linda Weatherly and her Peola Cowgirls

The women who help Linda Weatherly with her spring branding chores are experienced cowgirls who get the job done without riling the cows or the woman in charge. Weatherly said …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:44 a.m.

Ranchers wrangle a living history out of Eastern Washington scablands

Tucked within miles of barbed-wire fences and basalt columns southwest of Spokane reside what’s left of the American West: Ranchers who scratch out a living from hard work and prairie …


Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.


Relentless winter conditions pose risks for Montana cattle

Ranchers in parts of Montana hit by a relentless winter are struggling to keep to their cattle alive as snow is hindering access to feed.


‘I just want out’: Large carnivore conservation lab director opens up about relationship with WSU

Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.


This Red is no bull: Prized steer nets Cheney high schooler big bucks at county fair

Red, a 1,225-pound shorthorn/red angus crossbreed, sold at auction Sunday evening for $3 a pound, scoring Daniel Ross a hefty payout of $3,675. The high school sophomore from Cheney boasted …


Shooting of 8 Idaho cows prompts police investigation

Authorities in Idaho are investigating the shooting deaths of eight heads of cattle killed during the weekend in the Swan Valley area.


Why are Bill Gates and Richard Branson investing in meat that costs $18,000 a pound?

The world loves meat. So much so that demand for meat products is projected to grow by nearly 70 percent by 2050. But meat production places a significant strain on …


Heifer in Montana herd tests positive for brucellosis

A heifer has tested positive for the disease brucellosis on a Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park.


Oregon authorities kill 2 wolves after cattle attacks

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.


Rancher gives $5K reward for help finding cattle killers

An Oregon rancher has given a man a $5,000 reward for helping find and convict the two men who slaughtered his cattle.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. cattle grazing plan for Idaho monument draws criticism

Federal officials on Friday released a cattle grazing plan for central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

‘Weak calf syndrome’ gets blame for recent deaths

Washington State University researchers are trying to discover the reason behind mysterious calf deaths related to what is commonly known as “weak calf syndrome.”


Idaho’s anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.


Idaho conservation group files complaint over waste pit at cheese plant

An Idaho conservation group has filed a complaint to several state agencies asking officials to inspect a wastewater pit used by a Nampa cheese-making plant.


Dead cattle in eastern Oregon reservoir disturb tourists

Dead cattle floating in a reservoir just west of the Oregon-Idaho border are causing trouble for tourists.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Bill advances that would exempt some info about wolf attacks

A bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state has cleared a House committee.


American beef boom is probably over, squeezing Tyson Foods

The U.S. beef boom is probably over. Thanks to tightening animal supplies and tepid demand, companies including Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, and Cargill are facing plunging profits …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle

A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn’t know why the discarded candy might have been headed to …


Cattlemen’s Association wants China trade update

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association is requesting an update on the status of trade negotiations with China in relation to the exportation of U.S. beef from Secretary Tom Vilsack. USCA trade …


Extermination of Profanity Peak wolf pack halted

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has “suspended pursuit” of the Profanity Peak wolf pack that was marked for elimination after repeated killings of cattle in northeast Washington.


George Wuerthner: Killing wolves not the solution

What about protecting wolves from repeated depredations by livestock? What about preserving the ecological role of large predators on our public lands?


Sue Lani Madsen: Brazilian beef decision highlights power struggles behind trade pacts

The decision by the United States to allow fresh beef imports from Brazil threatens the cattle industry in this country.


Ranch purchase adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve

A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to …


Montana bull sold at auction for $350K

A Montana bull has sold for $350,000 at auction.


Rancher Cliven Bundy wants to ask judge again to free him

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy wants to ask a federal judge Thursday to release him from jail pending trial on charges stemming from an armed standoff against federal agents two years …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 9:03 p.m.

Idaho cattle rancher killed in gunfire exchange with sheriff’s deputies

A cattle rancher was killed in a shootout with Adams County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday following a vehicle collision between his bull and a station wagon on U.S. Highway 95 …


Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires

DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing …


BLM releases rancher’s cattle amid states’-rights dispute

Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their …