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In this image provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, bighorn ewe springs from a specially made trailer used for bighorn sheep transfers while being released along the South Fork of the Judith River in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana on Dec. 16, 2020. Montana wildlife officials have transplanted 49 bighorn sheep into the Little Belt Mountains, in an effort to create a new herd. (Morgan Jacobsen/Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP)

Wild sheep transplanted to new home in Little Belt Mountains

Jan. 16, 2021 12:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After scattering like wildfire in a gust of wind, 49 bighorn sheep have settled in to their new home in the Little Belt Mountains. “One ewe went 24 miles north on the day of the release, turned around and came back,” said Jay Kolbe, wildlife biologist for the Montana...

Officials say poultry plants are prepared for a winter surge

Jan. 4, 2021 8:58 AM EST

Delaware’s poultry processing plants and state health officials say they are well-prepared for a winter surge of coronavirus cases. Dr. Rick Pescatore, the Delaware Division of Public Health's chief physician, has told the Daily Times of Salisbury that the implementation of best practices is mostly...

Tennessee developing rapid field test for livestock diseases

Dec. 18, 2020 4:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday that it has received a $250,000 federal grant to help develop a rapid field test for two highly contagious livestock diseases. The money will go to Tennessee's C. E. Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory, which is...

In this July 4, 2019 photo, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep sit on Penitente Peak in the Pecos Wilderness northeast of Santa Fe, N.M. Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep were extirpated from New Mexico by the early 1900,s but through restoration efforts have grown to a population of approximately 1,700 across 11 herds in Northern New Mexico. (Matt Dahlseid/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

Hunting tags help bring back New Mexico's bighorn sheep

Dec. 7, 2020 12:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The son of a Chevrolet assembly line worker, Rick Smith grew up hunting squirrels, rabbits, grouse and deer in upstate New York, but the words of Jack O’Connor took him on hunts to far-flung reaches of the world tracking some of the most exotic animals. Smith’s speech...

Lawsuit filed to prevent disease in bighorn sheep herds

Nov. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit that seeks to prevent disease outbreaks in bighorn sheep herds living in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been filed in federal court in eastern Washington. The lawsuit contends the Forest Service is placing bighorn sheep at high risk of disease outbreaks by...