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Montana Proposes Elk Hazing to Check Brucellosis Spread

8/11/2016 12:25:00 PM
Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep elk that have been exposed to brucellosis from mingling with unexposed elk across a wide area of Yellowstone National Park >> Read More

Bison Industry Trying to Recruit New Ranchers as Demand Climbs

8/4/2016 3:40:00 PM

As the bison meat industry grows, processors and marketers say they need more producers to help build the market. One major hurdle is recruiting ranchers.

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Wildlife Advocates to Sue for Yellowstone Bison Protections

7/13/2016 11:33:00 AM
Wildlife advocates will use the courts to try to force the U.S. government to evaluate whether Yellowstone National Park bison are a threatened or endangered species. >> Read More

Montana Requires Brucellosis Testing on Cattle from Wyoming's Big Horn County

6/8/2016 9:34:00 AM
Effective June 15, Montana will require a negative brucellosis test on Wyoming's Big Horn County cattle and domestic bison prior to importation into the state. >> Read More

Governor Gets Final Say in Year Round Bison in Montana

6/3/2016 2:48:00 PM

If the Montana Department of Livestock and the Fish Wildlife and Parks can’t come to agreement on an issue of bison management, the governor gets to decide

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Disease's Spread Blamed on Elk, not Bison or Feed Grounds

5/17/2016 12:35:00 PM

Researchers are saying Montana elk are to blame for an animal disease spreading into new areas around Yellowstone National Park.

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Input Sought on Proposed Temporary​ ​Flat Creek Allotment Livestock Change

5/11/2016 12:01:00 PM

In light of the protests received, the BLM is vacating the proposed decision to allow year round grazing on the Flat Creek Allotment

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Board of Livestock Asking AG’s Office to Rule on Governor’s Decision

4/28/2016 1:18:00 PM

The Board of Livestock is currently awaiting a legal opinion from the Attorney General’s office regarding a decision on year round bison tolerance in Montana.

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Myths about Bison Management

3/8/2016 1:40:00 PM

An interesting response to 8 common myths about bison and the management of Yellowstone Park bison by the National Park Service.  

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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

2/26/2017 10:47:00 AM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for 
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on 
February 1, 2017. The inventory was 1 percent above February 1, 2016.  >> Read More
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Pulse Growers Worried about Huge India Market

2/25/2017 5:15:00 PM

Is India changing its attitude on a 13-year policy?  If so, that could have a big impact on the Pulse market.

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Cheney Pushes for BLM 2.0 Rule Repeal

2/24/2017 10:49:00 AM
Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney sponsored a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule. Cheney said the rule that was finalized in the last days of “the Obama Administration would have gone even further than they already had in the last eight years in centralizing control and authority over decisions about how to manage our public lands in Washington.”  Essentially, taking away local authority and input with the new rule. >> Read More
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USCA Marketing Committee Chair Talks Markets and Reporting in D.C.

2/23/2017 4:02:00 PM
United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chair Allan Sents was in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials on market-based issues.  Sents specifically met with individuals regarding the 2020 re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) and necessary changes and enhancements to the law’s current framework.

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American Sheep Industry Association Prepares Producers for New Veterinary Feed Directive

2/23/2017 3:34:00 PM
For livestock producers, the new year brought some big changes in that all medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species requires a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.  >> Read More
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