Cattle producers across the region met in Brainerd, Minnesota Tuesday for a public hearing on de-listing the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association President Mike Landuyt attended the meeting. “It was a great turnout from cattle producers across the country. The bulk were from Minnesota and North Dakota, up into Canada. We explained how the gray wolf is impacting cattle herds.” Landuyt says the gray wolf impacts cattle feeders in southern Minnesota, too. “If I buy cattle from the wolf territory, they never settle down in the feedlot,” he says. “Everything spooks them. It impacts throughout the entire chain.” The deadline to comment on the proposed rule is July 15.
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