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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

Drought Relief Discount Announced by SweetPro & Agri-Best Feeds

7/26/2017 10:50:00 AM
SweetPro and Agri-Best Feeds have instituted a Drought Relief Discount of $80/ton on qualifying SweetPro orders delivered to ranches affected by the D2-D4 drought according to the U.S Drought Monitor – www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu .  The Drought Relief Discount is effective immediately and will continue on qualifying orders through the month of August. >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

What is GIPSA?

10/17/2017 5:38:00 PM
OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA is set to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA, rule, according to a notice set for publication in the Federal Register on Wednesday. >> Read More
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House Appropriations Leader Tours Montana Ranches

10/17/2017 9:50:00 AM
Recently ranchers hosted a congressional tour in Eastern Montana to discuss the wide array of issues that impact ranchers. The purpose of the tour was to bring Washington D.C. to the West.  >> Read More
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GIPSA Rule to be Withdrawn

10/17/2017 9:37:00 AM
This morning the USDA announced that it plans to withdraw the Obama Administrations interim final rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act. The rule being the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) interim final rule. 

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NILE Stock Show Results

10/16/2017 2:19:00 PM

NILE Stock Show and Rodeo results from the 2017 Stockshow.

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1917 Montana Watering Hole

10/12/2017 4:52:00 PM

Harlowton, Montana, Central Ave., looking south, 1917.

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