Big Trouble in Little Loving County, Texas

Murdered cattle. Family feuds. People arrested showing up for jury duty. In America’s least populated county, a bare-knuckle struggle for control may hold implications for voters in the rest of Texas.

#cattle, #elections-county-commissioners, #internal-sub-only, #loving-county-tex, #texas, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Animal Farm Creamery, a Small-Batch Dairy, Is Narrowly Saved

Animal Farm Creamery, one of the most highly regarded small dairies in America, was nearly lost. Then, a young couple down the road stepped in.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-farm-creamery, #butter, #cattle, #content-type-personal-profile, #family-business, #haigh-ben, #haigh-hilary, #rolling-bale-farm-llc, #st-clair-diane-1956, #vermont

‘They Are Gone, Vanished’: Missing Persons Haunt Ukrainian Village

In a Russian-occupied village, five men went off to feed cattle. Their relatives and neighbors are wondering what happened to them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #defense-and-military-forces, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Wolves, and Misinformation About Them, Make a California Comeback

For the past 10 years, wolves have been steadily returning to the state after being wiped out a century ago. But not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat.

#california, #cattle, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #livestock, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

What Does the End of Beef Mean for Our Sense of Self?

When it comes to America’s legacy of Manifest Destiny, there’s perhaps no meal more symbolic than a bleeding steak. So who are we now that we’re consuming less red meat?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #beef, #butchers-and-butchering, #cattle, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #global-warming, #japan, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #united-states, #veganism, #vegetarianism

England Urges Farmers to Make Peace With Hikers

In a country where public access to parts of the countryside is written into law, the government gave landowners some advice. But farmers say they are not the problem.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #england, #hikes-and-hiking, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #walking, #yorkshire-england

Plan to Remove Feral Cattle From National Forest in New Mexico Raises Concerns

Most everyone agrees the unbranded animals are a problem in Gila National Forest. But fear that the plan involves shooting them from a helicopter has led to sharp opposition.

#animals, #cattle, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #livestock, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-die-offs

Did Your Handbag Help Destroy the Rainforest?

A recent report examines the links between fashion brands and Amazon deforestation.

#adidas-ag, #agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #brazil, #cattle, #fashion-and-apparel, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #leather-and-leather-goods, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #prada-spa, #stand-earth, #tapestry-inc, #your-feed-fashion

Organic Milk Farmers in Northeast Under Pressure as Processors Look West

Organic milk has been a lifeline for small farms in Maine and other New England states. Now those farms are facing trouble as milk processors look to huge dairies in Western states.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #augusta-me, #cattle, #colorado, #dairy-products, #lactalis-group, #maine, #milk, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #northeastern-states-us, #organic-foods-and-products, #organic-valley-cooperative, #stonyfield-farm, #university-of-maine, #vilsack-tom

Record Beef Prices, but Ranchers Aren’t Cashing In

“You’re feeding America and going broke doing it”: After years of consolidation, four companies dominate the meatpacking industry, while many ranchers are barely hanging on.

#agriculture-department, #american-meat-institute, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #beef, #cattle, #federal-trade-commission, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jbs-sa, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ranches, #supply-chain

Flooding in Washington Brings Death and Devastation to Dairies

Near-record flooding in Washington State drowned cattle, demolished homes and damaged equipment. Broken supply chains are making it even harder to recover.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #dairy-products, #floods, #washington-state

900 Bison at Yellowstone Are Targeted for Removal

The bison will be slaughtered, shot by hunters or relocated under a plan to address a booming population in the national park that has led to overgrazing.

#bison, #brucellosis, #cattle, #hunting-and-trapping, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #yellowstone-national-park

How Leather Seats in Luxury SUVs Fuel Amazon Deforestation

An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-river-basin, #automobiles, #beef, #brazil, #cattle, #ford-motor-co, #forests-and-forestry, #general-motors, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jbs-sa, #land-use-policies, #leather-and-leather-goods, #marfrig-group, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #ranches, #volkswagen-ag

Beef and Climate Change: This Seattle Steakhouse Wants to Be Part of the Solution

Bateau aims to reinvent the steak restaurant by showing how to sidestep the waste and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bateau-seattle-wash-restaurant, #beef, #butchers-and-butchering, #cattle, #global-warming, #ranches, #restaurants, #seattle-wash, #sustainable-living

At Rwanda’s Favorite Bars, Forget the Beer: Milk Is What’s on Tap

Milk is a favorite drink in Rwanda, and milk bars serve it up in abundance, fresh or fermented, hot or cold. “When you drink milk, you always have your head straight and your ideas right.”

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cattle, #dairy-products, #kigali-rwanda, #milk, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Arizona’s Megadrought Tests the Hopi Tribe’s Resilience

The tribe has survived for more than a thousand years in the arid mesas. The megadrought gripping the Southwest is testing that resilience.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #cattle, #drought, #irrigation, #native-americans, #ranches, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #water

Black Vulture Attacks on Animals May Be Increasing

But some bird experts say reports of increasing predation by black vultures in the Midwest may be overblown.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-behavior, #cattle, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #livestock, #vultures-birds, #your-feed-science

‘The Worst Thing I Can Ever Remember’: How Drought Is Crushing Ranchers

North Dakotans can’t grow enough feed for their cattle, so they’re selling off the animals before they starve.

#agriculture-and-farming, #auctions, #cattle, #corn, #drought, #global-warming, #livestock, #north-dakota, #ranches

Scenes From a Dude Ranch on the High Plains

For more than 10 years, a British photographer spent her summers at a dude ranch in northwest Wyoming. Here’s what she captured.

#cattle, #cowboys-and-cowgirls, #horses, #photography, #ranches, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #wyoming

This Holiday Season: Cows, Goats and Buffaloes Delivered to Your Door

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, farmers and families in Bangladesh have turned to online marketplaces to buy and sell millions of animals for sacrifice during the festival of Eid al-Adha.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bangladesh, #cattle, #eid-al-adha

Andrea Arnold Has Directed A-Listers. Her Latest Star? This Cow

Arnold’s new documentary, “Cow,” is one of the most moving films at Cannes. “A few times, I’ve just burst into tears about it,” she says.

#animal-cognition, #arnold-andrea, #cannes-international-film-festival, #cattle, #content-type-personal-profile, #cow-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs

On This German Farm, Cows Are in Charge. Or at Least Coequals.

The cows don’t have to produce milk. The pigs sleep late. No animal on this former dairy farm serves a human need. Their only purpose is to live peacefully — and provoke questions about how we eat.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #butjadingen-germany, #cattle, #dairy-products, #germany, #hof-butenland-butjadingen-germany, #livestock, #milk, #pigs, #veganism

Beef Prices Are Rising as Bottlenecks Limit Supply

Demand for beef is spiking as people dine out and grill, but the profits aren’t being evenly distributed. Ranchers blame the big meatpacking companies.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-meat-institute, #beef, #cargill-inc, #cattle, #jbs-sa, #livestock, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #ranches, #tester-jon, #tyson-foods-inc

When the Cellos Play, the Cows Come Home

A collaboration between a cattle farmer and a Danish music training program brings regular recitals to pampered livestock.

#cattle, #cellos, #classical-music, #denmark, #music, #scandinavian-cello-school, #shaw-jacob

Cow Curriculum Becomes India’s Latest Ideological Battleground

The Hindu nationalist government postponed plans for a national student exam on cows that critics said used specious claims and substituted religion for science.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #cattle, #colleges-and-universities, #hinduism, #india, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #tests-and-examinations

A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp

Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. But how much can it really help the fight against climate change?

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #sustainable-living, #texas

Are We the Cows of the Future?

The pastures of digital dictatorship — crowded conditions, mass surveillance, virtual reality — are already here.

#adorno-theodor-w, #cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #goethe-johann-wolfgang-von, #more-thomas-1478-1535, #morris-william-1834-96, #virtual-reality-computers

Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?

A small group of animal welfare scientists is seeking answers to that question. Facing a growing anti-dairy movement, many farmers are altering their practices.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cattle, #dairy-products, #dick-van-dam-dairy, #hawthorne-valley-farm, #your-feed-science

Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal

The Barroso is one of Portugal’s most isolated areas, known for its rough terrain, abiding agricultural traditions and stunning beauty.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #europe, #immigration-and-emigration, #livestock, #mines-and-mining, #photography, #portugal, #travel-and-vacations

Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues

The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #methane, #texas, #your-feed-photojournalism

My Family Had Suffered Loss After Loss. Then Came the Dragon Fruit.

In an area devastated by droughts and erratic rainfall, I took a chance on a bright little magenta ball of hope.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #costa-rica, #drought, #fruit, #rural-areas

Capsized Cattle Ship: New Zealand Suspends Cow Exports

A second man believed to be a crew member was plucked from the sea, but he later died, the Japanese Coast Guard said. The carcasses of a dozen cows were also spotted at sea.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cattle, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #east-china-sea, #japan, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

Missing Livestock Ship Prompts Search Off Japan

The livestock carrier, with dozens of crew members and nearly 6,000 cows, left New Zealand for China last month. It sent a distress signal as a typhoon raged in the region.

#australia, #cattle, #east-china-sea, #japan, #livestock, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #typhoons

Bison Are On the Run After 125 Escape a Nebraska Feedlot

So many people have been chasing the 50 stragglers that the animals got spooked and split off into singles and pairs, complicating efforts to catch them, a sheriff said.

#animals, #bison, #cattle, #livestock, #nebraska, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Coronavirus Canceled County Fairs. Now Children Show Their Cows and Sheep Virtually.

The coronavirus has thwarted summertime fairs, a tradition for youngsters who work on farms all year for their moment in the ring.

#cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goats, #livestock, #sheep, #state-and-county-fairs, #united-states

A Shortage of Steak? Yes, and Ranchers Knew It Was Coming

The pandemic has laid bare the instability of the industrialized food chain.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #cattle, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #food, #grass, #livestock, #sheep, #sioux-falls-sd, #south-dakota

The Business of Burps: Scientists Smell Profit in Cow Emissions

Cattle produce more methane than many large countries. A solution could be an ecological and financial breakthrough — and a Swiss biotech company may be on the cusp.

#air-pollution, #cattle, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #livestock, #meat, #sacca-chris-1975, #science-and-technology