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Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Gallatin County Horses

10/26/2017 4:11:00 PM

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reports that multiple horses on a Gallatin County premises have been diagnosed with equine infectious anemia (EIA). EIA was last diagnosed in Montana in 2011 in Carbon County.

 

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Can the Costs of the Wild Horse Program be Reined in?

8/15/2017 7:30:00 AM

You’ll be surprised by how much wild horses are costing you. Is it possible to manage wild horses in a way that benefits the horses and the taxpayers? 

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Billings Livestock Horse Sale Results

6/28/2017 1:36:00 PM
There was good weather, a big crowd and great previews for the June 24th sale. The one-day sale total was 583 head of horses sold with a mere 27 head of no sales. >> Read More

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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50 Years of NILE: Equine Salute

5/23/2017 9:43:00 AM
The NILE events utilize horses in the spotlight and behind the scenes. There's an entire department dedicated to NILE horse events. These events put horses in the spotlight. These horses perform at top levels showing off athleticism and carefully curated breeding. Behind the scenes and back at the ranch is where the true value of horses lays. >> Read More

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

Big Weekend for MSU Colt Sale

4/10/2017 10:00:00 AM

The 11th Annual Top of the West Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition was held this past weekend at the Copper Spring Ranch in Bozeman, MT. The event was hosted by the Equine Boosters of MSU.

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Miles City Goes Above and Beyond to Enhance Ag. Education

4/5/2017 9:43:00 AM

After several years of working with the Miles City community, agricultural leaders, businesses and individuals donors Miles Community College proudly cut the ribbon on the brand new MCC Ag Advancement Center. 

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11th Annual Top of the West Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition

3/31/2017 10:04:00 AM
The 11th annual Top of the West Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition is going to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th in Bozeman, MT at the Copper Spring Ranch. The event is hosted by the Equine Boosters of MSU. >> Read More
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Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
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Montana 4-H Ambassadors Announced

7/17/2018 2:44:00 PM

Recently, at the conclusion of the 2018 Montana 4-H Congress held on the campus of Montana State University a new batch of 4-H Ambassadors was announced. 


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MWBC Welcomes Two New Directors

7/17/2018 1:38:00 PM

Great Falls, Mont.— Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). Adam Carney of Scobey, will replace District 1 Director Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, while Charlie Bumgarner of Belt, will replace District 5 Director Bruce Myllymaki of Stanford. Both Mattelin and Myllymaki are termed out, having served on the committee for 9 years.


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Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

7/17/2018 8:55:00 AM
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of working landscapes in improving ecological services and achieving species conservation targets. >> Read More
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Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
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