The Economic Effect of Wolf Predation on Ranching Families and Rural Communities

The Economic Effect of Wolf Predation on Ranching Families and Rural Communities By Rod Haeberle and Steve McLaughlin (The monetary numbers provided in this article are notional and introduced for the sole purpose of illustrating the unseen economic impact to a ranching family and the community. Actual numbers are protected to avoid retribution from activists) […]

Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems

A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington, the Capital Press is reporting, as an area rancher said their cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area. According to the Diamond M Ranch’s Len McIrvin, the rate of female cows ranging for them that didn’t become pregnant has […]

Wolves breed problems for Washington ranchers

Fewer cows have been breeding on the range since wolves migrated to northeast Washington, an economic loss little known outside the cattle industry, according to the owners of the region’s largest ranch. The Diamond M ranch estimates that the rate of “open cows” — females that didn’t become pregnant — has increased to about 20 […]

Bundestag committee debates wolves’ protected status in Germany

In the years since wolves returned to Germany, they’ve multiplied quickly — bringing headaches for farmers. MPs and experts agree that more should be done to protect livestock, but they’re split on the issue of hunting. In an effort to ease tensions between conservationists and livestock farmers, the German parliament’s Environment Committee debated the issue […]

Wolves attack calf on different pasture

A third Baker County rancher has had cattle attacked by wolves from the Pine Creek pack near Halfway. Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) confirmed that wolves attacked a calf belonging to Barry and Shella DelCurto of Halfway early Wednesday. Barry DelCurto said he found the six-week-old, 150-pound calf Wednesday morning […]

Wolf compensation bill clears initial hurdle

A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon’s wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.<<<Read More>>>

Southeast Washington ranchers warn of increasing wolf conflicts

OLYMPIA — Southeast Washington ranchers told state lawmakers Tuesday that they have problems with wolves, too. Cattleman Sam Ledgerwood, who ranches in Asotin and Garfield counties, said wolves attacked a cow and calf this summer, a first for his operation. He said that he’s heard from northeast ranchers to brace for depredations to get worse. […]

Shepherds and environmentalists clash as ‘rogue wolf’ rampages through German forest

Shepherds and environmentalists have clashed over claims a “rogue wolf” is marauding through southern Germany The “problem” animal is believed to have gone on a killing spree, after several sheep and a goat were found dead on Saturday in the Odenwald forest. Locals had thought wolves were extinct in the forest, which extends over parts […]

Are we crying wolf? A European tale of farmers vs. nature

Wolves have made a comeback in Europe thanks to years of strict protection. But not everyone is happy and politicians are struggling to find the right balance between protecting nature and helping farmers.<<<Read More>>>

A different look at ranchers’ attitude toward wolves

Ranchers’ frustration has understandably grown as they’ve sustained increased loses from depredation and increased costs trying to prevent it.<<<Read More>>>