Cattle http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Idaho Farm To Stop Selling Overly Drugged Cows http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-farm-stop-selling-overly-drugged-cows <p></p><p>Two Idaho cattle operations have agreed to stop drugging cows at high enough levels that the medications could pass to humans after a federal lawsuit.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:43:49 +0000 Associated Press 31544 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Farm To Stop Selling Overly Drugged Cows Drought, Wildfires Force Ranchers To Look For Efficiencies http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/drought-wildfires-force-ranchers-look-efficiencies <p>The people who raise cattle destined to become steak or hamburger on your dinner plate are feeling the pinch. Wildfires this summer have scorched more than a million acres of Northwest rangeland. In addition, the Midwest drought is driving up feed costs across the board.</p><p>Now ranches and feedlots are looking to cut their feed costs in the short term.&nbsp; And longer term, have an eye on making the cattle themselves more efficient.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:44:29 +0000 Tom Banse 14528 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Drought, Wildfires Force Ranchers To Look For Efficiencies Birders and Burgers: An Unlikely High Desert Partnership http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/birders-and-burgers-unlikely-high-desert-partnership <p>In the remote valleys of southeast Oregon both birds and cattle flourish. This is where mountain streams feed an oasis of lakes and marshes in the high desert. Cattle ranchers and wildlife advocates have been fighting over that valuable grassland for decades. Now, they&rsquo;ve struck a delicate truce that keeps both birds and burgers in mind.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:53:22 +0000 Anna King 5031 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Birders and Burgers: An Unlikely High Desert Partnership