March 5, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 10

County Cattle Petition Hard To Beat For Controlling Predators

With the price of cattle up, a live calf in the fall is close to $1,000. There doesn’t appear to be buyers for the dead ones, so per head fee that is a self imposed tax for a County Cattle Petition is hard to beat for the service you get. In the last few years, with federal funding for USDA Wildlife Services declining the cattle ranchers of many counties are starting to understand the value of having a County Cattle Petition.

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With the money collected through the Cattle Petition, USDA, Wildlife Services is able to use helicopters they lease from the Board of Livestock for aerial control o...

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