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Sheep Industry Grants

7/12/2017 6:30:00 AM

The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors is accepting grant proposals for projects designed to improve the U.S. sheep industry. Applications will be accepted for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program through September 15, 2017. 

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Drought: Hay Prices Climb

6/21/2017 10:05:00 AM

With the severe drought conditions affecting many throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture wants to remind folks that the Hay Hotline is available to producers as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers of hay and pasture.

 

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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
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Possible Seed Shortage on the Horizon

7/19/2017 12:00:00 PM
Farmers should be mindful of escalating drought conditions and the outlook for seed supplies for 2018 planting. >> Read More
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Atypical BSE Case in Alabama

7/19/2017 7:38:00 AM
An atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The cow did not enter any processing facilities and it presents no threat to the food supply. >> Read More
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Ag Policy Expert Gives President Trump a Mixed Report Card

7/19/2017 5:00:00 AM
President Donald Trump’s performance for agriculture during his first six months in office is a mixed bag, according to Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus, agricultural economics at Kansas State University. 


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House Commitee Delays ELD Mandate

7/18/2017 9:06:00 AM
Language that was included within the bill will delay, for one year, the requirement mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) for livestock and insect haulers. Now that the bill has passed the House it heads to the Senate. The industry expects to see some opposition to the delay in the Senate Chambers.  >> Read More
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WY Livestock Board Issues Notice of Delinquent Brands Renewal

7/18/2017 5:00:00 AM

Wyoming brand owners on the WY Livestock Board delinquent list have until December, 31, 2017 to renew brands.

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