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What the Hay?! Articles

Overzealous Puppy Herds Sheep into Living Room

See story and photo of puppy who “brought the sheep home”…literally.

Study: Cows Witnessing Wolf Attacks Suffer PTSD-Like Symptoms

OSU researchers developed the study after hearing anecdotes from ranchers that cows that have come in contact with wolves eat less and are more aggressive and sickly.

Furry Critter Gathers Heifers

Recently Saskatchewan rancher Adrienne Ivey was checking heifers when she and her husband discovered that their 150 heifers were following a beaver across their pasture. 

Breeding Cattle to Stand Their Ground Against Big Cat Predators

A South American charity is working with local ranchers to develop a more aggressive breed of cattle that will defend themselves against jaguars.

The Snow is So Deep that Scientists Don't Have Any Tools to Measure It

One sure sign the Sierra Nevada is experiencing a historic winter is the snowpack is getting too deep for devices scientists use to measure it.

Relax. Talk of an “aporkalypse” is premature

A recent rash of headlines in the media suggesting the nation is facing a bacon shortage are misleading.

Weird Things Cattle Eat and It Is Perfectly OK

Consumers may be surprised to learn that cattle are actually able to eat many things that are actually considered waste and it can be good for the cows and the environment!

UW Research Finds Prairie Dogs Increase Forage Quality, Acknowledges Nuisances

Ranchers have known prairie dogs can reduce rangeland forage by as much as half, but prairie dogs may significantly increase the quality of forage that regrows

National Alfalfa Checkoff Launches on January 1st

The initiative, which is implemented voluntarily by seed brand, will be assessed at the rate of $1 per bag of alfalfa seed.

'Tighty Whities' Soil Demonstration Reveals Soil Health

For the demonstration, mens' white cotton briefs were buried in different soil and then after a set number of days, they were retrieved.  Results were say the least.