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Animal Disease Traceability

5/23/2017 9:27:00 AM

On May 24th, 2017 in Billings, USDA APHIS will host a public meeting to hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework, specifically for traceability in cattle and bison. The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

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Montana Now has an Accredited Vet Tech Program

5/9/2017 1:19:00 PM
ima Medical Institute is proud to announce the recent programmatic accreditation of its Veterinary Technician program in Dillon, Montana, which is offered in collaboration with the University of Montana Western. It is the only accredited veterinary technician program offered in the state of Montana.  >> Read More

Sheep Producers Work Together to Eradicate Disease

4/23/2017 3:29:00 PM
The American Sheep Industry Association would like sheep producers to submit scrapie samples.
The good news for American sheep producers is that the industry has scrapie on the run. The bad news is that the current status makes carriers of the fatal disease more difficult to find.  >> Read More

Ranchers Innovation Pays Off

4/1/2017 7:55:00 AM

In the past year, the sheep industry has experienced a recovery in the lamb and wool markets. But, even so, sheep ranchers are looking for ways to add better premiums to their sheep. 


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Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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SD Sheep Industry Counts Lowest Numbers in Over a Century

3/9/2017 1:29:00 PM
South Dakota has the fewest sheep it’s had since anyone was counting, back about a century.  And it isn't just this state either: sheep numbers nationwide have been falling for decades. >> Read More

Domestic and Wild Sheep Interests Colaborating to Find Solutions

2/10/2017 1:38:00 PM
The groups have used this event to start an open dialogue as ranchers, conservationist, outdoorsmen and researchers to work collaboratively.  >> Read More

Wyoming Stock Growers, Woolgrowers, Forest Service Reach Agreement

2/3/2017 8:32:00 AM
The parties agreed on the need to outline a process for prioritizing those allotments for which a demand for grazing exists. >> Read More

Four Bighorn Sheep Killed After Mixing with Domestic Sheep

2/1/2017 11:53:00 AM
State wildlife officials have killed four bighorn sheep after they mixed with domestic sheep south of Cascade. >> Read More

BLM and Forest Service Announce 2017 Grazing Fee

1/31/2017 2:07:00 PM
The figure is calculated according to three factors – current private grazing land lease rates, beef cattle prices, and the cost of livestock production.  >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

USDA revises Angus certification requirements

5/29/2017 5:00:00 AM
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that the agency is revising the live animal specification used for all Angus certified programs to reflect evolving cattle genetics and marketing. >> Read More
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United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent

5/27/2017 7:07:00 AM

The USDA May 1 on-feed report looks like this: on feed up 2%; placed in April up 11%; and marketed in April up 3%.

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Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Steadied, Is Heading Upward

5/26/2017 3:03:00 PM
Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. Stabilized does not mean sales are booming yet.  >> Read More
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Legendary Texas Cattle Feeder Says Export Markets are Critically Important

5/26/2017 5:00:00 AM

This year the Texas Cattle Feeders Association is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. Last week in Amarillo, 25 of the past TCFA presidents gathered to recount where the association has been, where its at and where its headed in the future. And one of those in attendance was the legendary founder of Cactus Feeders Paul Engler.

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First Camping Trip of the Spring

5/25/2017 5:01:00 PM

Memorial Day falls on May 29th this year!

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