Ranching

Ranchers sue major meatpackers
Ranchers sue major meatpackers
Plaintiffs allege ‘The Big Four’ conspired to reduce cattle prices.
One rancher’s plan to establish water buffalo in Colorado
One rancher’s plan to establish water buffalo in Colorado
The challenges and possibilities of water buffalo ranching in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Fire-starting ranchers get a new blessing from BLM
Fire-starting ranchers get a new blessing from BLM
The agency hopes the Hammonds’ cows will reduce fire risk in eastern Oregon.
Ranch Diaries: A New Mexico cattle company is born
Ranch Diaries: A New Mexico cattle company is born
How we decided to start our own business on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.
A recent history of land management in the Escalante region
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Bison, cows and rabbits square off on Utah range
Study says jackrabbits, not bison, are cattle's main competitors in the Henry Mountains.
Will endangered species status help the Mexican gray wolf?
Will endangered species status help the Mexican gray wolf?
Rare subspecies barely hangs on in the Southwest.
Wyoming grazing dispute threatens bighorn sheep
Wyoming grazing dispute threatens bighorn sheep
Rancher’s domestic sheep may pass fatal disease to a major bighorn herd.
Range report
Range report
What the BLM can (and can’t) tell us about the state of rangeland health.
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire
A new study raises questions about how to handle livestock conflicts.
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
A new book explores what the century-old organization looks like today.
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
The latest in a fraught relationship between Navajo and Hopi in northern Arizona.
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Disease-free animals from Yellowstone get a new home.
A new map shows rangeland health West-wide
A new map shows rangeland health West-wide
Searchable BLM reports and satellite images for 20,000 grazing allotments.
The desert-friendly cow
The desert-friendly cow
A rancher and a researcher search for a better bovine — and think they’ve found one.
Dispatch from a young farmers confab
Dispatch from a young farmers confab
How better dirt can conserve water, save farming and help feed the West.
In defense of the cattle industry
In defense of the cattle industry
A new book flips an old debate on its head.
Defuse the West
Defuse the West
Public-land employees are easy targets for a violent, government-hating fringe.
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Four experts discuss threats to federal public-lands employees and where we go from here.
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Hooligans etch on a petroglyph, a cow breaks a natural gas line and a new website helps ranchers navigate drought.
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
How mining transforms the West’s ranching communities
Photographs of people and places in flux.
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy
A detailed history of the conflict, starting in 1953.
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