Cows

Magic Valley Dairies Seeing Milk Glut
For the dairies who received notices, he told us upwards of 10,000 cows may be sold off if another buyer can't be found.
It's not that dairies are adding so much cattle, but the fact that they have been more efficient in getting milk per cow from converting feed to milk. This situation, t…
Major Burger Chain Cuts Ties with Local Dairy
BOISE -- Fast food giant Burger King will no longer conduct business with a Twin Falls dairy after citing concerns of animal mistreatment. KTVB-TV reported, several workers at Bettencourt Dairies LLC. were fired after an undercover video taken by animal rights activists showed them beating, kicking,…
Magic Valley Dairy Workers Accused of Animal Abuse
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three former dairy workers with Idaho's largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn...
Dairymen Disappointed about No Farm Bill
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of the Idaho Dairymens Association says his members are disappointed that  Congress wasn't able to pass a federal farm bill with provisions to help the struggling industry before the election. Bob Naerebout says dairy farmers "harvest a crop ever…
Idaho Red Meat Production Drops Dramatically
(AP)The Idaho Cattle Association says the amount of red meat produced in Idaho has declined during the last decade. And the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service says red meat production at Idaho packing plants in October was down 80 percent from the …
Twin Falls County Works On Livestock Control Ordinance
Twin Falls County Commissioners are working on a proposed livestock control ordinance that may help with some of the safety issues involved when livestock get out of their fences and wind up on public roads.  Fines are proposed in the ordinance for livestock owners who persistently do little to keep…
Dairy Industry Booms In Idaho
There are a lot more cows in Idaho then there were this time last year. According to the most recent statistics from the USDA's National Agricultural Service, the state's number of milk cows jumped 21,000 from March 2010 to March 2011, totaling approximately 575,000 head...