PARIS (Reuters) - Too many laboratories still have samples of the devastating cattle disease rinderpest two years after it was eradicated, only the second disease after smallpox to be wiped out, the World Organization for Animal Health said. Full story
The first cows brought to the Americas by explorer Christopher Columbus originated from two extinct wild beasts from India and Europe, a new genetic analysis shows. Full story
As the drought continues, ranchers worry for the future especially now that the total number of cattle in the U.S. is already the smallest in 60 years. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.
Some Montana cattle ranchers are returning to traditional grazing methods by mimicking how bison used to roam.
Cattle nose through snow to get to the green grass below, in Arvada, Colorado May 1, 2013. Shovels were out in Colorado on Wednesday, after a spring snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS)
A breeding bull stands in the barn of an artificial insemination centre in the village of Hohenzell, Upper Austria April 9, 2013. The centre exports cattle semen to more than 52 countries worldwide. Picture taken April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA - Tags: ANIMALS AGRICULTURE BUSINESS)
The family of cattle rancher Antonio Luiz Pereira, who were expelled from Posto da Mata, camp in a school gymnasium at Querencia in Mato Grosso, about 375 miles northwest of Brasilia, January 31, 2013. More than 100 years after the United States mostly finished carving out its Indian reservations,