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China/Montana Beef Trade Deal Struck

11/8/2017 9:56:00 AM
U.S. Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Stockgrowers Association have helped secure an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and Montana ranchers the with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. >> Read More

How to Ease Stress When Weaning Calves

10/10/2017 9:30:00 AM
OMAHA (DTN) -- Weaning is a high stress time for calves as well as producers. If not handled correctly, it can lead to increased illness, reduced gains and additional costs. >> Read More

Grazing Prevents Wildfires

9/20/2017 1:59:00 PM
Even though you may not have thought about it before, grazing does indeed prevent the catastrophic wildfires that take human lives, families’ homes and ranches, and kill endangered species. >> Read More

Superior Livestock Auction Labor Day Sale Results

9/18/2017 2:52:00 PM
Check out the sale results from the Superior Livestock Labor Day sale. >> Read More

Should You Keep or Sell Heifer Calves?

8/23/2017 3:45:00 PM

How do you make the most of your existing resources? Are you better off to hang on to those heifer calves or send them packing?

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Trade Important to Beef Producers

8/23/2017 9:42:00 AM
Montana Stockgrowers Association Executive Vice President Errol Rice on the importance of trade and other issues impacting Montana livestock producers. >> Read More

Few U.S. Cattle Qualify for Chinese Market

8/15/2017 2:46:00 PM
U.S. beef products are struggling to gain traction following a return to China after a 14-year ban. Bloomberg reports that U.S. cuts of beef are largely unnoticeable in China’s meat isles. China, the world's largest pork producer and consumer, has seen beef demand climb as incomes increase, prompting people to spend on new and varied types of food.  >> Read More

Proposed Restriction of Imports of Mexican Cattle To Montana

8/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
The Montana Department of Livestock is proposing an amendment to an existing state law regarding the importation of cattle from Mexico. Concern over Bovine Tuberculosis was raised during the 2017 Montana Legislature over TB cases found in herds in South Dakota and Canada. Those positive TB cases not only caused huge economic loss and stress for producers and communities but witnessed the disposal of cattle herds and lengthy quarantines of ranches for months on end.  The legislature ran out of time to address the issue before the session ended. >> Read More

Dept. of Livestock Waiving Some Requirements for Livestock Movement

8/1/2017 4:20:00 PM

Due to the extensive wildfires across the state, Governor Bullock, at our request, has issued an executive directive for Montana Department of Livestock to waive certain statutory requirements relative to livestock movement.


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Gelbvieh Producers Gather in Lewistown

7/31/2017 9:25:00 AM
Recently, producers attended the Montana Gelbvieh Association field day in Lewistown. Leaders from the American Gelbvieh Association traveled to the Big Sky State to partake in the festivities. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

Thanksgiving Special-The Farmer's Share

11/23/2017 10:09:00 AM
The National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau Federation say that consumers are paying less and farmers are receiving less for this year’s Thanksgiving Day dinner.  >> Read More
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Montana Made Food for Thanksgiving

11/23/2017 12:04:00 AM
With another Thanksgiving and Holiday Season upon us, this year let delicious food produced by Montana farmers and ranchers be part of your holiday menu. >> Read More
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Trump Spares Turkeys and Jokes He Can't Overturn Obama's Pardons

11/22/2017 5:00:00 AM
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned a turkey named Drumstick and jokingly bemoaned that his lawyers wouldn’t let him overturn the clemency former President Barack Obama granted to a pair of birds named Tater and Tot ahead of Thanksgiving last year. >> Read More
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Sugar Policy Modernization Act Bad for U.S. Sugar Growers

11/21/2017 2:57:00 PM
Amendments designed to gut no-cost U.S. sugar policy were rejected three times on the Senate floor, two times on the House floor, and twice at the Committee level during the 2014 Farm Bill debate.  Now, backers of those defeated amendments are dusting them off for another run. >> Read More
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Livestock Transportation Rules Delayed

11/20/2017 1:19:00 PM
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) enforcement deadline for agricultural haulers is delayed by 90 days! >> Read More
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