Latest Livestock farming News

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

Aug. 20, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure won't take effect as scheduled on Aug. 28. Critics of the...

Manure and food scrap digester to make fuel for college

Aug. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway at a Vermont dairy farm on a system that will turn cow manure and food scraps into renewable natural gas to help Middlebury College meet its goal of getting 100% of its energy from renewable sources and provide extra income for the farmer. The groundbreaking...

Lawsuit says Oregon group falsely advertises dairy products

Aug. 20, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The Statesman Journal reported Monday....

Feedlot closes after controversy over expansion plans

Aug. 19, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri cattle feedlot that fought for more than a year to add thousands of cattle to its operation announced Monday that it is closing immediately because of the financial and public relations costs of battling opponents, including many of its neighbors and a nearby...

Wife of man gored to death by yak sues 911 for $7M

Aug. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wife of a Central Oregon man who was gored to death by a yak on his hobby farm is suing Deschutes County's 911 system for $7 million, saying a dispatcher failed to send an ambulance when the man called. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit filed last week says Brian Wing...

Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

Aug. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still-unidentified disease causing the swine deaths. Agriculture Secretary...

Rural Georgia community torn on commercial landfill proposal

Aug. 19, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — A rural Georgia community is still wrestling with the idea of putting a commercial landfill near their homes. WSAV-TV reports the proposed landfill is leaving Screven County residents torn between economic benefits versus environmental concern. Atlantic Waste Services says the landfill...

St. Louis business rents goats to eat overgrown foilage

Aug. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County woman has opened a local franchise of a business that rents out goats to clear weed- or foliage-infested property. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Erika Streeter, 47, of Wildwood, opened the first Goats on the Go affiliate in the St. Louis area in late spring....

Group aims to educate about mental health after catastrophe

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — How are you doing? What's going on? Those simple questions have great value when they're asked by a concerned neighbor during times of trauma — floods, other natural disasters, low commodity prices, illness, loss of a family member or other hardship. Asking them also might be...

New Oregon law requires cage-free commercial eggs by 2024

Aug. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor has signed a bill requiring eggs produced by commercial farms to eventually be cage-free. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday that Gov. Kate Brown approved the new law mandating all eggs produced or sold in Oregon must come from cage-free hens by 2024. The...