DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The announcement that mad cow disease was found in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another for more than a year.
First, a severe drought in the Southwest... more »
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is considering explosives to move a bunch of frozen cows stuck inside a cabin at 11,000 feet.
According to the Aspen Daily News, the Forest Service is worried about the high fire danger and they're looking at other solutions when they... more »
The federal government says that three cows sent to Colorado from Washington state tested positive for unsafe drug residue.
Rhody Dairy in Washington state is facing federal food safety charges for administering antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs to cows in unapproved dosages without prescriptions.
That dairy allegedly sent tainted... more »
Dozens of Colorado-bred Texas Longhorn Cattle shuffled and mooed their way down Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Spring Friday. The high noon cattle drive marks the beginning of rodeo season in the Pikes Peak Region. The steers themselves are descendants of the very first cows to ever be raised in... more »
Colorado's agricultural producers continue to expand their products into global markets. The Colorado Department of Agriculture reports ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010.
"Colorado's first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million. It's great to see such a strong start to the year," said Commissioner... more »
A Park County judge declared a Park County man "unfit to own livestock" after the Department of Agriculture seized hundreds of his cattle.
Vernon E. Wagner is being investigated after authorities found at least 140 cows dead on his ranch . 400 cattle were gathered on May 14 th... more »
A Park County judge has declared Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, to be unfit to own livestock seized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Last week, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Animal Protection, with help from the Park County Sheriff's Office, gathered nearly 400... more »
The Park County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating why more than 100 cows have perished on grazing land outside of Hartsel. Investigators say dead cows have been found over thousands of acres of land owned and leased out for grazing by the U.S. Forest Service. Undersheriff Monte Gore says... more »
Authorities are investigating a Park County rancher after animal control officers found two dozen of his cows dead on grazing land. No one has been arrested and the Park County Sheriff's Office says investigators will decide Monday whether animal neglect charges are warranted. Park County Animal Control spokeswoman Bobbi Priestly... more »
You may have noticed you're paying a lot less than you're used to for milk. These days it may save you a few bucks, but it's an unfortunate sign of the times for Southern Colorado's dairy farmers. Will McConnell has owned the Rainbow Park Dairy farm in Florence for the... more »