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Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard

Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard

FARGO, N.D. — Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just before the blizzard that hit the region Oct. 3 to 5, 2013.

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World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

It takes a pro to move 60,000 cattle across the auction block in less than 14 hours. It’s a black blur of brands and fur that leaves even good hands breathless.

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Cattle rustling slowly increasing in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cattle rustling is slowly increasing in Wyoming amid rising beef prices and shrinking herds.

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From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

After visiting the Bowen Cattle Co. ranch near Worden on a recent spring day, I began thinking about how the beef industry is slowly but surely diversifying, and that society may benefit because of it.

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Back to the pasture: Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, Worden ranchers say

Back to the pasture: Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, Worden ranchers say

Red-hued calves that started life frolicking on the Bowen ranch last April will spend the next two years grazing on pastures, without ever eating a mouthful of corn or setting foot in a crowded feedlot.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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S.D. ranchers who lost animals in blizzard to get $5.4 million

S.D. ranchers who lost animals in blizzard to get $5.4 million

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A relief fund for western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of farm animals in an early October blizzard is set to disburse the last of $5.4 million in donations.

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Chamber News: Beef prices remain strong, but 2014 presents challenges for agriculture

Chamber News: Beef prices remain strong, but 2014 presents challenges for agriculture

The Billings Chamber has long invested time and resources into the agriculture industry. The annual Ag Appreciation Banquet and annual Ag Tour, legislative support, and continued involvement and education through the Ag Committee are part of one of the Chamber’s largest and longest standing …

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Feds to pursue effort to end dispute with rancher

A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.

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Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

A controversial proposal that could allow some Paradise Valley ranchers to fence out and kill elk in the spring in an attempt to fight disease transmission from elk to cattle was approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in a 3-2 vote Thursday, despite opposition from sportsmen.

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Brucellosis found in elk near Madison River

An animal disease surveillance program has found elk that have been exposed to brucellosis in an area of southwest Montana where infections previously had not been documented.

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It's been a long, cold winter for ranchers

It's been a long, cold winter for ranchers

PRYOR — The heifer was out of her pen, and out of her mind, crashing through the alley of Turk Stovall’s calving barn like a bear wearing a crown of hornets.

March 16, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Calving season

Calving season

Calving season at the Turk Stovall ranch south of Billings.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 men injured, unknown number of cattle dead, when truck carrying 71 cows crashes

2 men injured, unknown number of cattle dead, when truck carrying 71 cows crashes

 A tractor-trailer carrying 71 cattle crashed into a pickup truck along West Yellowstone Highway on Thursday afternoon, seriously injuring two men and killing an unknown number of animals.

March 06, 2014 8:33 pm Photos

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Ranchers try to coax frightened and injured cattle

Ranchers try to coax frightened and injured cattle

Ranchers try to coax frightened and injured cattle from an overturned semitrailer Thursday on West Yellowstone Highway near the Six Mile Road intersection in Casper, Wyo. A crash involving the truck and a pickup sent both drivers to the hospital. The semitrailer was hauling 71 head of cattle…

March 06, 2014 8:12 pm
Responders remove dead cattle from an overturned semitrailer

Responders remove dead cattle from an overturned semitrailer

Responders remove dead cattle from an overturned semitrailer Thursday.

March 06, 2014 8:12 pm
A Wyoming Department of Transportation worker stands over dead cattle

A Wyoming Department of Transportation worker stands over dead cattle

A Wyoming Department of Transportation worker stands over dead cattle that were pulled from an overturned semitrailer Thursday in Casper, Wyo.

March 06, 2014 8:12 pm

Sheriff seizes 120 cattle that appeared neglected

BOZEMAN — Authorities say they have seized about 120 head of cattle in Gallatin County that appeared to be neglected.

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Paradise Valley ranchers propose ways to corral brucellosis

Paradise Valley ranchers propose ways to corral brucellosis

Cattle ranchers in the Paradise Valley asked the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday to extend the season for lethal elk removals in the area to May 15 and to pay for fencing to keep elk out of feeding and calving areas.

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Calf escapes meatpacking plant before being shot

BUTTE — A yearling calf that escaped from a Butte meatpacking plant had a brief taste of freedom before being shot as it made a break for the interstate.

January 28, 2014 8:48 amLoading…
The hottest brand

The hottest brand

Ever find a strange cow on the wrong side of a fence and not know what to do? There’s an app for that.

December 15, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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