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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

U.S. Tractor, Combine Sales Up in November

12/16/2017 8:56:00 AM
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in November 2017, were up 9% compared to the same month last year. >> Read More
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2017 Beef Cow Herd Dynamics

12/15/2017 8:44:00 AM

Is the growth in the beef cow herd starting to slow down?

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Final Bill Outlining Tax Cuts Expected to be Released Friday

12/15/2017 4:11:00 AM
The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come. >> Read More
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3 Titles for 3 Broadus Rodeo Stars

12/14/2017 3:03:00 PM
The town of Broadus located in South East Montana has a vibrant history. From its agricultural legacy to its renowned tradition of fostering the spirit of rodeo and producing stars in the arena.  >> Read More
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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again

12/14/2017 8:48:00 AM

For the third time in 2017 the Fed has raised interest rates. The economy is healthy but what will be the effect of the tax overhaul?

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