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Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

Jun. 10, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during an accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep. Linda Oswald's family and their dog, Tilly, were driving along Idaho State...

Officials: Bald eagles kill 54 sheep at farm in Idaho

Jun. 03, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MURTAUGH, Idaho (AP) — A farmer in Idaho has said he lost about $7,500 in revenue from 54 lambs killed by nearby bald eagles. Rocky Matthews started finding dead lambs in April on his farm near Murtaugh Lake, and initially thought someone was killing the animals with a...

AP PHOTOS: Shearing time for sheep in Germany's mountains

Jun. 03, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

USINGEN, Germany (AP) — It’s time for the sheep in Germany's Taunus Mountains to get their summer look, and the shearers are making quick work of relieving the 1,000 or so in Volker Schuhmacher’s flock of their shaggy coats. A team of four shearers works its way...

Judge sides with conservationists in sheep grazing dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife. Chief...

Woman-operated Wisconsin tanning company is all natural

Apr. 03, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

PAOLI, Wis. (AP) — A stiff piece of cowhide and a mangled beaver pelt tacked to the wall serve as reminders of the beginnings. A pile of soft, plush sheep skins are the proof of progress for these Soil Sisters, their biceps well-toned, their business plan unique. ...