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Pricey 4th of July Celebration

Across the nation shoppers are seeing record prices on Ground Beef, Poultry, and produce products. I spoke to USDA Research Economist Ricky Volpe to find out why meat has such a Hefty price tag this year. Full story

Too many labs still keep dangerous cattle plague: OIE chief

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

Longhorn Legacy: Surprising Origins of Columbus' Cattle Found

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

Heap of ancient cattle bones discovered

A metric ton of cattle bones found in an abandoned theater in the ancient city of Corinth may mark years of lavish feasting, a new study finds. Full story

Cattle call: Longhorns measure up

   Some of the most impressive longhorn cattle and steers in the world are competing in Fort Worth. Chris Van Horne reports.

These cowboys ride ‘in tune with nature’

   Some Montana cattle ranchers are returning to traditional grazing methods by mimicking how bison used to roam.

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Grass thieves? Drought has ranchers on lookout

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  Cattle ranches struggle for survival

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.

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