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.
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.
A Sonoma County slaughterhouse accused of processing sick cows reopened it’s doors under new management Monday, but not without vocal protests.
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.
A Central Valley meat processing plant that was shuttered by federal inspectors Monday because of unsanitary conditions has reopened.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.