Sen. Deb Fischer said the bill “will help facilitate price discovery and provide cattle producers with the information they need to make informed marketing decisions.”
Someone's jersey cow came in heat and went looking for a bull to scratch her itch.......
The udders appeared to have been removed with precision — straight, even cuts, as if made by a sharp object.
The reproductive systems had been cut out cleanly as well, and without disturbing other organs.
There was no indication of predator activity and perhaps strangest of all, scavenging animals appeared to have hardly touched these six cow carcasses found in a seven-day span this year on ranchland in rural Crook County.
Detectives with the Crook County Sheriff's Office, longtime ranchers and a Prineville veterinarian who reviewed evidence from an ongoing case say they're stumped by the "unnatural" deaths.
But the mutilated cattle might be more ordinary than they seem, according to Brian Dunning, a Bend-based podcaster committed to deflating wild claims.
"This reads like a very typical case," he said.
Crook County Sheriff John Gautney said his office has no leads but cautioned there's "no reason to panic."
"We've had cases like this over the years," Gautney said. "They seem to come in groups and then go away..........................