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File photo of a grey wolf. (AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Cattle Ranchers, Environmentalists Await Delayed Decision On ‘Endangered’ Listing For Gray Wolf

Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

04/16/2014

Cow. (CBS)

FDA May Ban North Bay Brewery From Turning Used Grain Into Cow Feed

New federal regulations to make sure feed is safe for animals may have an unintended consequence. A North Bay brewery that gives its used grain to feed cows could be banned from doing so.

04/14/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Shuttered Petaluma Slaughterhouse Reopens Under New Management, Amid Protests

A Sonoma County slaughterhouse accused of processing sick cows reopened it’s doors under new management Monday, but not without vocal protests.

04/07/2014

Beef, meat, butcher

California’s Drought Contributing To Higher Beef Prices

The record drought in California may have meat lovers changing their eating habits. Over the past year, the price of beef has gone up significantly.

04/02/2014

The Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Kings County. (CBS)

‘Unsanitary’ Central Valley Slaughterhouse That Supplies School Lunch Meat Reopens

A Central Valley meat processing plant that was shuttered by federal inspectors Monday because of unsanitary conditions has reopened.

02/19/2014

Harris Farms in Fresno County. (CBS)

California Drought Has Ranchers Selling Cattle

With feed costs high and dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as grazing pastures have turned brown.

01/26/2014

Sign posted at property in San Ardo with abandoned  starving cattle and horses.

SPCA Rescues Starving, Abandoned Horses, Cattle In Monterey County

The SPCA for Monterey County rescued a dozen cattle and horses that appear to have been abandoned at a property in the small community of San Ardo south of King City.

03/23/2013

(CBS)

USDA: Central Valley Mad Cow Was Lame, Lying Down At Dairy

The mad cow that was recently discovered through routine testing in Central California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy.

04/26/2012

(CBS)

Mad Cow Infection Said To Be From Tulare County Farm

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California said the sick 5-year-old came from Tulare County, the No. 1 dairy-producing county in the nation.

04/25/2012

(CBS)

New Case Of Mad Cow Disease Found In California’s Central Valley

The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California’s Central Valley, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation’s food supply.

04/24/2012