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Then and Now: Old Union Stockyards Company

Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

After spearheading new livestock class, East Valley student enters the competition arena

Dakota Hanson grabbed Timmy the goat by his short leash and placed his head on her thigh.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

U.S. rejects request for information on Idaho wolf attacks

The U.S. government says it doesn’t have to release information to an environmental group concerning investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho that can result in wolves being killed for preying …


Idaho commission says wolf-livestock kills hit record in past year

Idaho’s Rangeland Resources Commission says wolf attacks on livestock in Idaho hit a record over the past year, and they’re anticipating more this summer.


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Pipeline break spills diesel fuel in south-central Idaho

A pipeline in south-central Idaho near Buhl ruptured and spilled diesel fuel that contaminated soil and a pond used for watering livestock.


Livestock owners concerned about wolves in Boise foothills

Federal officials say there have been no reports of livestock kills associated with a seven-member wolf pack that roamed in the Boise foothills last spring.


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 …


Pack goats take a load off elk hunter’s game

One bowhunter is walking briskly into his backcountry elk camp this week with a team of four-legged helpers that take a load off his back without adding work and worry. …


Oregon officials plan to kill more wolves in northeast pack

Authorities plan to kill another two wolves in Northern Oregon after more livestock were attacked.


Two grizzlies euthanized after livestock attack

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks euthanized two grizzly bears for preying on livestock in Montana.


Field Reports: Washington sets gray wolf conflict protocols, requires deterrents

Washington has released a revised “Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions” that requires livestock producers to try at least two proactive deterrence measures appropriate to their operation before the state would consider …


Oregon livestock company wins trade secrets dispute

An Oregon livestock nutrition company has won its lawsuit against a former employee it accused of stealing trade secrets.


Livestock grazing can benefit struggling sage grouse, study says

A new study disputes a widely-held view that livestock grazing is largely incompatible with a ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range in the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Drought in Somalia exacts heavy toll on herders

Ahmed Haji turns from his visibly dehydrated animals and whispers: “I am lost.” Trying to flee the worsening drought, he trekked thousands of kilometers with a herd that once numbered …


California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.


Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock

At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.


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 …


Tucannon wolf pack suspected of killing calf in Asotin County

Protected wolves have made their first confirmed strike against livestock in southeastern Washington.


Farmers struggling as markets overflow with milk, grain, livestock

As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets stand to lose buckets of money from low prices that are beyond their control.


Republicans seek land funding change

WASHINGTON – The lights went out last week for a program that has supported local and national parks for 50 years, but maybe not for good. Legal authority for money …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 11:08 p.m.

Viral disease killing hundreds of deer in the region

A drought-stoked outbreak of viral disease first detected in August is killing hundreds deer from the Colville area south to the Lewiston region, wildlife biologists from Washington and Idaho say.


New members appointed to Wolf Advisory Group

Nine members have been added to the committee that advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management. Their appointments, for two-year terms that run through …


Wildlife officials investigate Whitman County wolf kill

The first sheep kill attributed to a wolf in Whitman County is being investigated by Washington wildlife officials. One ewe in a flock of about 1,200 was killed Friday on …


New wolf pack blamed for cow, calf deaths in Ferry County

A northeastern Washington wolf pack so new it hasn’t been formally recognized has been blamed for attacking cattle in Ferry County. The Profanity Pack has been linked to cattle kills …


Stevens County ranchers move sheep after wolves kill 24

A Stevens County family moved 1,800 sheep off private grazing land over the weekend to protect their flock from wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals …


State targets wolf pack

A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. Efforts to haze and deter …


Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County

A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County.


Lethal force authorized for wolves preying on Stevens County sheep

A northeastern Washington wolf pack that’s acquired a taste for sheep could get a taste of lethal force. A rancher and state wildlife officials herding 1,800 sheep away from the …


Wolves kill 14 sheep in year’s first taking in Washington

Wolves killed 14 sheep in northeastern Washington this week, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Friday. Agency field staff confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry …