Public unaware of predator problem

Public unaware of predator problem

The public doesn't realize how serious the problem of wolves and other predators is for Pacific Northwest livestock producers, a beef expert says.

“Wolves are a really big challenge,” said James “Jim” Males, the former director of the Oregon State University Animal and Range Sciences Department and now a professor emeritus who teaches half-time in Corvallis.

Wolves are blamed not only for kills but also for creating stress among livestock in eastern Oregon and Washington, he said. Stressed cattle don’t gain weight.

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