BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — One of the last and largest wild bison populations in North America has begun its migration out of Yellowstone National Park into southwestern Montana, where they are being hunted and face government-sponsored slaughter as part of a population reduction program.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released survey results in early February that show widespread consumer confusion regarding the ingredient composition and purported benefits of plant-based fake meat products.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — State officials say the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in elk in southwestern Montana’s Ruby Mountains, the latest evidence that the disease continues to slowly spread among wildlife in the Yellowstone region.

The Bureau of Land Management published six draft supplemental environmental impact statements today for management of sage grouse habitat on public lands in seven Western states.

ANATONE, Wash. — With a .25-06 rifle cradled in the crook of his left elbow, Jay Holzmiller used his right arm to sweep a spotlight across his pasture, checking his cows and looking for wolves.

BOISE — The Idaho State Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Land Management are introducing a new app created to provide ease and flexibility for ranchers participating in the Cooperative Photo Monitoring Program. Survey123 is a platform created by Esri, a data analysis software, and is …

Symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency vary depending on the deficiency. Serious conditions may arise in cattle after an extended period of consuming diet that lacks needed levels of key vitamins or minerals.

BOISE – There are more cows than people in Idaho and that is a lot of beef. But not everybody in the state has regular access to that high source of protein and Idaho’s ranching families are doing what they can to change that.

BOISE — When the Idaho Beef Council and the Idaho Steelheads presented Beef Night on the Ice on Feb. 1, the real winner was the Beef Counts program, as over $6,420 was raised to provide The Idaho Foodbank with much needed funds to purchase a consistent supply of high-quality protein througho…

DOWNEY — Attorneys will soon file briefs in a lawsuit testing if the federal government has the right to thin woody vegetation in Idaho roadless areas without first conducting environmental reviews.

As California contends with drought, wildfires and other impacts of climate change, a small yet passionate group of residents are attempting to lessen these effects and reduce the state’s carbon emissions. They are ranchers – but not the kind that most people picture when they hear that term.

BOISE – A bill introduced in the Idaho Legislature Jan. 22 would create some wolf-free zones in Idaho where hunters would be allowed to kill the predators year-round.

BLACKFOOT — The local ranching family that runs Wooden Shoe Farms plans to enter their top bulls in the Super Bowl of livestock events, raising awareness about the elite genetics in their herd.

Idaho Fish and Game finalized two voluntary conservation easements on Dec. 18 at Rocky Point, south of Montpelier in Bear Lake County. The easements will permanently protect crucial migration areas for big game on more than 1,800 acres of land in Southeast Idaho.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — US officials were transferring 33 disease-free bison Monday from Yellowstone National Park to an American Indian reservation in Montana as part of efforts to reduce the slaughter of bison that migrate from the park.

Farmers and ranchers from the tri-state area have been buying and selling at the Idaho Falls Livestock Auction since the first sale was held on Aug. 28, 1936. But the auction’s 83-year run ended when the last animal crossed the scale on Wednesday.

DRIGGS — The ponds, wetlands and streams on Idaho’s private working lands provide critical hydrologic, ecological and habitat benefits that extend far beyond the fence lines. When these areas become degraded and their function impaired, landowners may look to a restoration contractor like Aq…

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The mortality rate of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana has prompted a group of bear researchers to challenge whether the grizzly should be removed from federal protection.

PARIS (AP) — When France’s president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He flies to Beijing.

BOISE – Idahoans who participated in a governor’s trade mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong called it a success and said it could open doors to more trade opportunities for Idaho farmers, ranchers and other businesses.

Law enforcement agencies in three Utah counties are investigating after at least four head of cattle were found shot to death in different locations around the state.

This time of year, occasional questions arise about the risk of nitrate and prussic acid poisoning in livestock. This is typically a concern of livestock producers utilizing annual forages that experience a freeze. However, this matter is much more nuanced and can be difficult to understand.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first dead bull was found in a timbered ravine in eastern Oregon. There was no indication it had been shot, attacked by predators or eaten poisonous plants.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the protected area two years ago.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has transferred 55 wild bison to a Montana Indian reservation under a program that aims to establish new disease-free herds of the animals, park and tribal officials said Friday.

West Nile virus has been confirmed this summer in mosquitoes and birds in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, putting humans, horses and other animals at risk.

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — The hands and managers at Maryland Creek Ranch are watching their expecting mothers around the clock, as the historic cattle ranch in northern Silverthorne can’t afford to lose a single head.

Environmentalists are continuing their legal battle against grazing on the Fremont-Winema National Forest with a lawsuit over federal management of a 170,000-acre livestock allotment in northern Klamath County.