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Texas feedyard manager pleads guilty in cattle theft case

· June 19, 2018

A feedyard manager for a 35,000 head custom cattle feeding operation in Muleshoe, Texas has entered a guilty plea following charges of Theft of Livestock in Bailey County. The charges and conviction are the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Dean Bohannon. The investigation was launched […]

Giant onion pile wasn’t free for taking; it was cattle feed

· May 31, 2018

A misleading Facebook post led several Las Cruces, New Mexico residents into a rancher’s field and looting his cattle feed. A giant onion pile the rancher had acquired as a cheap supplement for his herd wasn’t up for grabs, but that didn’t stop locals from taking the vegetables. According to Las Cruces Sun News, James […]

New Mexico authorities investigate serial cattle killer

· August 8, 2017

The Eddy County, New Mexico authorities are on the hunt for a serial cattle killer after six cows at two ranches were shot with a high-powered rifle last week. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the livestock included a red roping steer, a black cow, a black cow with a white face, two black Angus cows, […]

NM AG investigates U.S. cattle industry; 4 mega meat packers

· May 3, 2017

Last week Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a multi-pronged investigation to review unfair and anti competitive practices in the national cattle industry that he says are harming the backbone of New Mexico’s economy — family-owned farms and ranches that have been in operation for generations. Balderas discussed the launch of the investigation, believed to be […]

New rapid cow-side test could corral bovine TB

· April 18, 2017

Ranchers could soon be spared from costly TB quarantines and culling thanks to a research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine TB (tuberculosis). “We have adapted an assay originally developed for human TB to bovine TB, a particular challenge because the bovine disease is caused by a different species […]

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