CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1991
Though it may not be rustling in the way we normally think it, livestock theft is not an activity unknown in urbanized Orange County. In 1989 (the most recent complete year for which information is available) the value of stolen animals doubled from the previous year, reaching almost $20,000. That was much lower, however, than in 1987, when the five-year trend hit a high point.
March 10, 1999 |
Led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 37 health and consumer groups petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of seven antibiotics in livestock, saying the practice poses a potential threat to human health. The drugs the groups want banned are penicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, tylosin, lincomycin, virginiamycin and bacitracin.
January 22, 1987
Livestock and meat futures moved higher Wednesday, with the pork complex registering sharp gains on a strong cash market. On other markets, lumber futures were sharply higher; most grain, soybean, livestock and meat futures advanced; and energy futures were lower, with some heating oil and gasoline contracts down sharply.
March 23, 2001 |
A Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg is asking tourists who recently visited European or South American countries affected by foot-and-mouth disease not to visit the park's petting zoo. "Guests who are visiting the petting zoo most likely are animal lovers, and we hope they will embrace this policy," park spokeswoman Cindy Sarko said. Busch Gardens introduced a similar policy this week at its popular safari-themed park in Tampa, Fla.
February 25, 2001 |
Workers began slaughtering thousands of British pigs, sheep and cattle Saturday, as the government said its measures to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease appeared to be paying off. The animals were being killed on six farms where the disease had been confirmed and at two others that had contact with the infected sites, chief veterinary officer Jim Scudamore said. The carcasses were to be burned to keep the risk of transmission to a minimum.
August 13, 2011 |
Every January, amid the martini bars and gastropubs that line this ambitious city's downtown, a procession of long-horned cattle and cowboys weaves through the streets of Denver. The parade is the climax of the National Western Stock Show, which has been an annual staple of mile-high winters for 105 years. During 16 days in an arena three miles northeast of Denver's high-rises, luxury condos and spiffy new art museum, ranchers and breeders from throughout the West show off their wares to hundreds of thousands of spectators.