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Feb 2, 2023

Arizona ranchers to be paid for removing livestock carcasses

The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is implementing a new incentive program that will compensate ranchers for removing livestock carcasses to locations where they aren't accessible to Mexican wolves.

Aug 11, 2016

Court: Identical cattle brands OK on different location

The Arizona Court of Appeals has weighed in on a topic that's older than the state itself: cattle brands.

Mar 24, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Large-animal veterinarians important to state

Thank you for bringing attention to the shortage of food animal veterinarians in Arizona in your article on March 10. This is an important issue that Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale is working to address.

Mar 10, 2016

Shortage of large-animal veterinarians threatens health of Arizona livestock industry

Traditional veterinary medicine for large food animals in rural Arizona has all but vanished, leaving the state’s livestock industry increasingly vulnerable to disease and even death.

Nov 12, 2015

Navajo Nation opens San Juan River for livestock

Livestock will again be able to use the San Juan River now that Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says the river is safe again.

Celeste Kelly, a Tucson animal massager, works with Bend N’ Snap, or Bend, a 12-year-old jumping horse that sustained an injury a few years ago. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Moriah Costa)
Mar 30, 2015

Gov. Ducey vetoes animal cruelty bill

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have created a separate set of animal cruelty laws for livestock and poultry than animals owned as pets.

Mar 10, 2014

House passes livestock cruelty bill without “ag-gag” provision

The removal of a controversial provision didn’t go far enough to bring critics of a livestock cruelty bill on board, but the House of Representatives still narrowly passed the legislation.

Jan 3, 2011

Navajo Nation seeks court order to evict longtime ranchers

Loretta and Raymond Morris have ranched the same 5,500 acres in northwestern New Mexico for more than 40 years, but their time there might be cut shorter than they hoped.

Jul 16, 2010

Brief rise and fall of the Arizona Cattle Company

Hidden behind buildings and a school playground along busy Highway 180 in Flagstaff is one of the few remaining historic barns in Arizona. If the walls could talk, they would tell of the ranching life in the 1880s and the quick rise and fall of its probable builders, the Arizona Cattle Company.