It’s turkey time. Check out some facts, tips, and recipes for a favorite holiday bird.
Read about turkeys in the Winter 2023 In Season article, along with former WSU executive chef Jamie Callison’s roast turkey and stuffing recipe.
Value of US production: $5.89 billion
US turkey meat production, ready-to-cook weight: 5.56 billion pounds
Total US production, number of birds: 216.5 million
US consumption: 5.09 billion pounds
US consumption per capita: 15.3 pounds (compared to 8.2 pounds in 1970)
US turkey meat exports: 548 million pounds
US average price for whole frozen turkey hens: $1.23 per pound (compared to 96 cents per pound … » More …
A selection of animal photos by Chris Anderson and Ingrid Barrentine
Wildfires affect many aspects of a community beyond the charred and devastated landscape. During a major blaze, residents must deal with smoke, fire retardants, evacuations, power outages, disrupted supply chains, and more.
Often forgotten in the equation are the damaging effects wildfire has on domestic animals. Smoke-induced respiratory problems, exposure to firefighting chemicals, and injuries from running through barbed-wire fences are common.
Linda McLean, WSU Extension director for the Colville Reservation helps residents prepare for wildfire season through public workshops and a variety of fire-related resources. She urges all pet and livestock owners to create an emergency evacuation plan for the safe transportation and shelter … » More …
Bison (or buffalo) meat is leaner than beef but has a rich flavor. Try out a couple of recipes from the Bison Council, as well as some places around Washington where you can visit the animals.
You can also find more buffalo recipes from the Bison Council on their website.
Heavenly Merlot Bison Short Ribs
Freshly grated zest and juice of two lemons for marinade
½ cup chopped fresh rosemary for marinade
1 tbsp. minced fresh garlic for marinade
Hefty pinch of coarse ground pepper for marinade
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The equestrian history of Washington State goes back to the founding of the school. Take a photographic tour below of some of the many ways WSU has been connected to horses.
Read about the WSU Equestrian team in “Back in the saddles,” Fall 2018.