New slaughtering facility aims to help Methow Valley’s livestock producers It was early March, and Casey Smith had just returned from taking two dozen lambs to the closest federally inspected slaughter and processing facility, six hours each way on slick roads. “It’s a scenic drive, but super twisty and windy, with three mountain passes. Most processing […]
Vic Stokes, who raises cattle on a family ranch southwest of Twisp, figures wolves are here to stay in this part of Washington, but that doesn’t mean he likes it.
“I’m not too unlike the rest of the cattlemen … it’s frustrating to see a large predator that’s so well protected come into …