dairy farms http://www.kplu.org en High Prices Of Milk And Beef Spur A Northwest Cattle Rush http://www.kplu.org/post/high-prices-milk-and-beef-spur-northwest-cattle-rush <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147181172&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">We’ve all heard of the Western Gold Rush. But how about the Northwest cattle rush?</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Farmers in our region are taking advantage of record prices worldwide for dairy and beef. And on the front lines of this Northwest herd expansion is your friendly artificial insemination technician.&nbsp;So when you douse milk on your morning cereal, think of guys like Dean Hibbs.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Hibbs has been on breakneck drive to breed more cattle and hasn’t had a day off in weeks. He says cows in heat wait for no man.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Anna King 16334 at http://www.kplu.org High Prices Of Milk And Beef Spur A Northwest Cattle Rush Cold Weather Challenges Wash. Ranchers and Dairies http://www.kplu.org/post/cold-weather-challenges-wash-ranchers-and-dairies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The region’s cold snap has many dairy operators and ranchers taking extra care with their livestock. When it’s cold, cattle and other types of livestock tend to eat more to stay warm.</span></p><p>Despite the low temperatures intensified by a slight wind in central Washington, Len McIrvin’s Herford cattle just lowed at his passing pickup.&nbsp;They’re munching on what’s left in a harvested cornfield a few miles from the Columbia River.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:18:27 +0000 Anna King 11437 at http://www.kplu.org Cold Weather Challenges Wash. Ranchers and Dairies Cool, wet spring delays Washington strawberry crop http://www.kplu.org/post/cool-wet-spring-delays-washington-strawberry-crop <p>A cool, wet spring has slowed strawberries and other crops in parts of Washington.</p><p>One berry farmer, Randy Kraught of <a href="http://barbiesberries.com/">Barbie&#39;s Berries</a> in Ferndale, <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/05/27/2033431/cool-wet-spring-delays-washington.html#storylink=mirelated">told The Bellingham Herald</a> the area needs sun soon to ripen strawberries and following crops of raspberries and blueberries. Fri, 27 May 2011 20:29:48 +0000 Gary Crawford 1692 at http://www.kplu.org Cool, wet spring delays Washington strawberry crop