Recent Stories by Wyatt Bechtel
Jul 18, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
The “cattle crusher” post floating around social media has nearly 34,000 comments and more than 21,000 shares after falsely depicting a cow being crushed to death in a hoof trimming chute.
Jul 03, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
A rancher in Utah nearly suffered a devastating loss when 32 cattle he loaned to a rodeo arena were poisoned via rat poison being dumped in a water tank.
Jun 26, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
A viral Facebook post about cattle killed in a lightning strike serves as a reminder of the disconnect between livestock producers and consumers.
Jun 14, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
The House of Representatives has debuted their own Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, which is similar to the Senate version and grants greater hours of service flexibility to livestock haulers.
May 30, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
A partnership between two genetic companies has the goal of creating polled cattle in an effort to improve the well-being and health of livestock.
May 22, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
The owner of Amazon.com is worth an estimated $130 billion and he attributes his work ethic and resourcefulness to spending summers helping his grandpa on the family ranch.
May 10, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
The American Veterinary Medical Association has made revisions to its “Tail Docking of Cattle” policy allowing the procedure to be done under guidance of a veterinarian via telemedicine when medically necessary.
May 07, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
Wildfires in northwest Oklahoma caused more than $26 million in damages for cattle ranchers after burning nearly 350,000 acres this April.
May 04, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
The legal case for an investment fraud scheme involving the resale of cattle is starting to come together as a man posing as a veterinarian has admitted to his participation in the scheme.
Apr 25, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
After more than a year the CDC has released findings from a report showing a Salmonella outbreak in the southwest was traced back to dairy cattle in New Mexico.
Apr 24, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
Death loss projections from Oklahoma's wildfires are lower than last year's Starbuck Fire that impacted the same region, but anywhere from 1,500-2,500 cattle could have died estimates a state veterinarian.
Apr 18, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
KOCO 5 field meteorologist Michael Armstrong helped save a herd of cows and calves with the help of Facebook Live viewers.
Apr 12, 2018 by Wyatt Bechtel
Two workers from a Florida dairy have been sentenced to 20 days in jail following an undercover video investigation by an animal rights group.