cattle http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Study Shows Cows Gain Less Weight After Wolf Predation http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/study-shows-cows-gain-less-weight-after-wolf-predation <p>A study from the University of Montana shows that when wolves attack cattle, it can cause calves to gain less weight.</p><p></p><p>Report co-author Derek Kellenberg says his team found that when wolves were simply in the area, there was no change in cattle weight, but that on ranches where there was a <em>kill</em>, the cows weighed less.</p><p>Kellenberg says skinnier cows are worth less, so ranchers can lose thousands of dollars.</p><p>But he says wolf predation was not the biggest factor affecting weight.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:11:55 +0000 Willow Belden 52903 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Study Shows Cows Gain Less Weight After Wolf Predation Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/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://wyomingpublicradio.net Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers Livestock numbers down in Wyoming and across the U.S. http://wyomingpublicradio.net/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://wyomingpublicradio.net Livestock numbers down in Wyoming and across the U.S. Drought Forces Wyoming Ranchers to Sell-Off Cattle in Record Numbers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/drought-forces-wyoming-ranchers-sell-cattle-record-numbers <p><strong><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1016471&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces ">Listen to the story</a></strong></p><p>Thanks to light snowpack and a dry spring, Wyoming is in the midst of a severe drought. Such dry conditions mean that much of the grass that covers Wyoming&rsquo;s open spaces isn&rsquo;t growing. Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Madison Williams reports that&rsquo;s bad news for the state&rsquo;s cattle ranchers, who depend on the grass to feed their livestock.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:58:41 +0000 Madison Williams 27290 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Drought Forces Wyoming Ranchers to Sell-Off Cattle in Record Numbers Ranchers, authorities work to combat cattle rustlers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/ranchers-authorities-work-combat-cattle-rustlers <p>Wyoming ranchers and law enforcement officials are trying to work together to crack down on modern-day cattle rustlers.</p><p>Some ranchers say they&#39;ve seen an increase in the number of livestock stolen in recent years. An average of 55 rustling cases are reported every year, but many ranchers don&#39;t report the thefts, thinking there&#39;s nothing they can do.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:44:14 +0000 The Associated Press 15691 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Ranchers, authorities work to combat cattle rustlers