Tuesday, May 30

Tag: zoology


Farmers Find Their Alpacas Provide as Much Entertainment as Fiber | Livestock News

NEW COLUMBIA, Pa. — Known for their luxurious fleece, alpacas are a fiber artist’s dream. Alpaca fiber is four to six times warmer than wool, as soft as cashmere, hypoallergenic and moisture-resistant. For Pam Rosado, 66, owner of Country Vale Alpacas, her herd of 12 alpacas was “meant to be.” Her alpaca venture came at a time when she and her husband, Paco, were looking for a sustainable use for their pastured land.Pam Rosado recalls the time she was selling her homemade wares at a craft show in 2015, when a woman approached her.“I was selling shawls that I crocheted, and a woman came up to me and told me that alpaca fiber was the best,” she said. ...
Commission votes to reduce mountain lion populations in NW Montana | 406 Politics

Commission votes to reduce mountain lion populations in NW Montana | 406 Politics

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Wednesday adopted quotas for hunting mountain lions during the upcoming season, including an effort to decrease populations by 12.5% across a swath of northwest Montana.Earlier this year, the commission adopted significant changes to mountain lion regulations. Hunters may apply for either a limited permit for an area allowing hunting for the entirety of the season, or an unlimited regional permit that will be hunted on a quota.Previously seasons varied by region, with northwest Montana’s Region 1 managed by special permit; west-central’s Region 2 managed by a hybrid of special permit followed by a quota hunt for any lions not killed by permit hunters; and the remainder of the state under a quota system.With the commission’s adopt...