It seems hard to fathom, but western settlement nearly wiped out the nation’s bison herd — some 30 to 60 million animals. That herd stretched from Minnesota’s grasslands to the Rocky Mountains. But over the years, hard work has brought the bison back.
Some kids in the 4-H program and the FFA are showing up to the county fairs with smaller animals than years past due to the record breaking temperatures in July. Philip Clark, whose family has won ribbons in the swine competition Carver County Fair, can attest to the fact that the blue ribbon is a badge of honor.
Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year.
A farmer has died after he was attacked by a bull on his farm in Iowa County. Sheriff’s officials say 78-year-old Alfred Albrecht and his son were feeding cattle on the farm near Avoca Sunday.
A Minnesota farmer has had a busy week after a thief in the night stole 26 of his cattle and sold them as his own.
The hunt is underway in western Minnesota for a steer thief.
State officials said Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) has been eradicated in Minnesota.
If beef is what’s for dinner, then dinner is getting more and more expensive. In fact, the retail price for a pound of ground beef is up 17 percent from just a year ago.
Cattle brought from Minnesota to Wisconsin no longer have to be tested for bovine tuberculosis.
A semi traveling in southern Minnesota rolled over Thursday morning, spilling livestock onto the interstate.
A state official says the 200 cattle that died in Portage County this month were stricken by a form of pneumonia that presents no risk to humans.
Rescuers have freed dozens of cattle trapped after heavy snow caused a freestall building to collapse in southeastern Minnesota.
A West Fargo cattle auction is providing ear-tagging identification services for Minnesota cattle, after approval from officials in both states.
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