Livestock http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Group Calls For Overhaul Of Wyoming Trapping Laws http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/group-calls-overhaul-wyoming-trapping-laws <p>A local organization is calling for an overhaul of Wyoming’s trapping regulations, saying they haven't been updated since before the de-listing of wolves.</p><p>The group—called Wyoming Untrapped--says more people are setting traps since the de-listing of wolves, which are considered livestock predators. The increase has led to more pets caught in snares and leg holds.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:20:05 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59598 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Group Calls For Overhaul Of Wyoming Trapping Laws Wyoming Beef Goes Modern http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-beef-goes-modern <p>The Wyoming Beef Council&nbsp;is launching an online campaign in an effort&nbsp;to improve beef’s image with the millennial generation.&nbsp; That’s anyone born between 1980 and the early 2000’s.&nbsp;&nbsp;The campaign will feature recipes on social media sites popular with millennials.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:15:48 +0000 Melodie Edwards 54573 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Beef Goes Modern Ranchers produce more meat with fewer animals http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ranchers-produce-more-meat-fewer-animals <p>The U.S. cow herd is small right now because of the extended drought that’s plagued large swathes of the country. But though dry conditions have driven ranchers to sell off animals they would have otherwise kept, the decreasing size of the national herd is a trend decades in the making. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports on how livestock producers in Wyoming are turning out more meat with fewer animals.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:07:44 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ranchers produce more meat with fewer animals Floods could cause hay prices to spike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/floods-could-cause-hay-prices-spike <p>The floods in Colorado could cause a spike in hay prices, which could be good and bad news for Wyoming ranchers.<br><br>Many Colorado ranchers lost their season’s hay supply in the deluges that swept across the eastern plains.&nbsp; And that means many Colorado ranchers will likely turn to Wyoming hay producers to feed their livestock through the winter, <em>if</em> they have livestock left to feed.<br><br>Brett Moline with the Wyoming Farm Bureau says this might cause the price of hay to rise on the market.<br> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:19:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 47194 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Floods could cause hay prices to spike Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crop-recovery-good-news-cattle-ranchers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After last year’s crushing drought, wetter weather is helping crops recover, and prices are dropping.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p>US corn yields are up, according to IHS, Inc., a company that publishes stock market industry data. The company expects corn and soybean prices to drop by 10 percent in the third-quarter of this year.<br><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brett Moline of the Wyoming Farm Bureau says that means it’s cheaper for feed lots to finish more cattle, which is good news for cattle ranchers.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:52:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers Livestock numbers down in Wyoming and across the U.S. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/livestock-numbers-down-wyoming-and-across-us-0 <p>The number of cattle nationwide is at its lowest since the 1950s. Wyoming’s population is just under 1.3 million, down 5% from last year and the lowest since the early 1990s. Drought has caused many ranchers in the state to sell off cattle.</p><p>Executive Vice President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Jim Magagna, says some older ranchers with smaller operations liquidated their herds altogether and he predicts those cattle will not be replaced for close to a decade.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:02:46 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42302 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Livestock numbers down in Wyoming and across the U.S. Study on wolves and elk could provide predator management tips for ranchers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-wolves-and-elk-could-provide-predator-management-tips-ranchers <p>New research shows that wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem tend to shadow herds of elk.</p><p></p><p>Matt Kauffman with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is one of the report’s authors. He says their findings could help ranchers protect their livestock, because elk often graze among cattle.</p><p>“When ranchers move their cattle into grazing allotments that overlap with those resident elk areas, that might be a time to increase the amount of attention they pay to those cattle, with range riders and that type of thing,” Kauffman said.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:36:21 +0000 Willow Belden 36173 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study on wolves and elk could provide predator management tips for ranchers Wyoming fires displace livestock http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-fires-displace-livestock <p>Fires burning around Wyoming are&nbsp;impacting&nbsp;livestock, in addition to people. The Wyoming Livestock Board estimates that between 8,000 and almost 13,000 head have been displaced as a result of the fires.</p><p>Board&nbsp;Director&nbsp;Leanne Stevenson, says the&nbsp;board issued an emergency order allowing for the movement of livestock between county lines without the brand inspection that is normally required. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 00:24:21 +0000 Irina Zhorov 26623 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming fires displace livestock Humane Society video spurs investigation at Wheatland factory farm http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/humane-society-video-spurs-investigation-wheatland-factory-farm <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Authorities are investigating a factory pork farm in Wheatland after the Humane Society filed a complaint about harsh treatment of pigs there.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 23:46:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 23765 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Humane Society video spurs investigation at Wheatland factory farm