More than 200,000 domestic birds are infected with a strain of the avian flu in British Columbia. Two cases of a different strain of avian flu have been confirmed in Northwest Washington’s Whatcom County however, these affected birds were wild fowl.
It was a very strong day for the wheat futures with double digits gains and another day of red ink in that fats and feeder cattle futures.
Recently Washington State University released a research paper concerning livestock depredation by wolves — stating that by killing wolves who kill livestock in the long run would only cause more livestock depredation. Now this is the exact opposite of what I’ve heard from the livestock ranchers who work day in and day out in areas with a large wolf populations.
When you think of scarce resources, labor is not usually one of them, but it is.
This is the time of year for ranchers to set the standard for their cows for nutritional well being now before major production cycles begin. We know that cows need protein, energy and minerals.
This week it is reported that the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union will be holding a coast-wide caucus where the union’s leaders are expected to decide whether to bring the contract terms negotiated to date to a vote of its full membership.
More today on how the Wanapum Dam crack affected water users.
Any ag operation regardless of commodity grown or number of employees needs a safety plan.
As anyone in the ranching business knows, cattle prices have never been higher. What are you doing with your record profits?
Horse Power Still Prevails