April 15, 2009 |
A Wolf Point man was convicted of stealing 39 head of cattle in what appears to be the state's biggest cattle-rustling case in decades. Richard D. Holen was convicted of eight counts of felony theft -- one for each neighboring rancher he was accused of stealing from. Roosevelt County Atty. Ryan Rusche, who prosecuted the case, said it appeared to be the first large case of rustling in Montana since the early 1900s.
July 19, 2005 |
The first shipment of Canadian cattle rolled into the United States four days after a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ended a two-year ban originally instituted because of mad cow disease. Thirty-five black Angus cattle crossed the border by truck after a brief inspection at Lewiston, near Niagara Falls. "It's been a long wait to get cattle to cross the line again," Canadian shipper Wally Schaus said.
December 13, 1997 |
Montana cattle herds face a small but serious risk from diseased Yellowstone National Park bison, says a National Academy of Sciences report that bolsters the state's rationale for shooting bison that wander outside the park. Last winter, nearly 1,100 bison that roamed outside the park's borders were shot in Montana or shipped to slaughter in an effort to eliminate any chance of infecting domestic cattle with brucellosis, believed to be widespread among Yellowstone bison and elk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1994
Please come back to the present, organizers of the Orange County Fair. An old-fashioned cattle drive for the fun of it? At a time when 1.28 billion cattle populate the Earth, threatening our global environment through pollution, deforestation, desertification and species extinction (where cattle graze, wildlife cannot live--either through loss of habitat or through extermination by governments as "nuisance animals"), we certainly cannot afford to continue to glamorize this unglamorous relic.
August 6, 1988 |
The rustlers drove the back roads, looking for the right spot on John Gill's place. They didn't want any surprises as they went about their thieving ways. In the late afternoon, they began rounding up the cattle on horseback. Or, perhaps, they used herding dogs--no one is sure which. By dusk, they had driven 81 Hereford-Angus steers into a corral and loaded them onto two trucks. And then they were gone. Jack Gill, who was not insured, was out $53,000.
February 10, 2005 |
The Agriculture Department will not allow meat from older cattle when it expands U.S. imports of Canadian beef March 7, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Wednesday. The United States had been planning on that date to reopen the border for the importing of meat from animals of any age and for the importing of live cattle younger than 30 months. Johanns has instead extended the existing ban on importing older beef. The ban on bringing in older cattle also will remain in force.
October 2, 2001 |
Responding to concern over the nation's first case of "mad cow" disease, Japan banned the domestic distribution of cattle feed made with recycled cow parts. Imported meat-and-bone meal had previously been banned. The move, which takes effect Thursday, also bars the use of domestic and imported meat-and-bone meal in fertilizers, the Agriculture Ministry said. A cow in central Japan was found last month to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
August 14, 1991 |
A rare black and white butterfly found only in San Diego County faces possible extinction as cattle graze and trample thousands of acres of the Cleveland National Forest, environmentalists say. The Laguna Mountains skipper, which exists in a few mountain meadows, has fluttered into a controversy over federal permits allowing ranchers to graze cattle in the forest. For the first time in a decade, thousands of acres of grazing leases are up for renewal, and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1994 |
People who live near the cornfield where 250 head of cattle will stay overnight before a July 15 drive met with Orange County Fairgrounds staff Wednesday to talk about their concerns that the animals will stink up the neighborhood. Jill Lloyd, marketing supervisor for the fairgrounds, told members of the Mesa del Mar Homeowners Assn. that the fair staff will do everything possible to minimize the impact on the neighborhood.
May 24, 1987 |
Cattleman Bob Jahn has survived a time when many ranchers decided a home on the range wasn't worth singing about, when discouraging words were heard all too frequently and financial skies went from cloudy all day to downright stormy. "Right around here, we're about the only ones left in the cattle business," said Jahn, who will be 70 this summer. "Oh, there's a few. But quite a few have given up." His son, Brad Jahn, was among those.