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.
Cattle imported from Australia belonging to Hasan's PT Tanjung Unggul Mandiri wait for feeding time at a cattle farm in Neglasari village on the outskirts of Jakarta in this August 24, 2007 file photo. Indonesia is considering buying Australian cattle estates to secure meat supplies and to promote
A herder directs his cattle towards a river, close to the birthplace of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela, near the village of Mvezo June 30, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS SOCIETY)
A woman tends her cattle near the birthplace of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Mvezo, June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY)