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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

Bull tour coming


March 28, 2018

There are more cattle in Klickitat County than the number of people in Goldendale, White Salmon, Bingen, Trout Lake, Wishram, Centerville, and Bickleton combined. The 2012 USDA Agriculture Census reported 18,733 cattle in the county and the latest population figures for the communities listed above came to 7,614. (The USDA conducts an ag census every five years. The results of the 2017 census won't be available until 2019).

Ranching is big business locally. According to that census, cattle and calf sales accounted for $9 million in direct sales in Klickitat County.

County residents who would like to know more about this industry or just get a chance to get outdoors and meet some of their...

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