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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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Extension Specialist Advises Cattle Producers Develop Marketing Plan

2/22/2017 2:48:00 PM
Even though calving season hasn't gotten underway in full swing, now is a good time for producers to start planning their 2017 marketing strategy. >> Read More

Animal Welfare Bill - SB 203 headed to Montana Senate Floor

2/21/2017 7:16:00 PM

Is the HSUS pushing their anti-animal agriculture agenda in the Montana Legislature?

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PLC and Legal Community Comment on the Range Allotment Owners Association

2/21/2017 3:29:00 PM
"Recently, a group has materialized, claiming to be the only organization that represents the public lands rancher. This group, called the Range Allotment Owners Association, is advancing a compelling but dangerous theory, that ranchers who hold grazing permits on public lands are not merely permittees, but allotment owners."




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Insight on Why Markets Haven't Imploded Following TPP, NAFTA Announcements

2/20/2017 2:57:00 PM
University experts answer "Why haven't the commodity markets tanked following the cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and threats to re-do the NAFTA trade agreement?"  >> Read More

41 Years of the MATE Show

2/15/2017 8:21:00 AM

2017 marks the 41st year of the MATE Show and Home and Health Expo. With the NILE Stockshow and Rodeo taking over the event in 2008 the MATE Show has continued to grow and put its mark on agriculture.

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UW Researcher Studies Microbiome Effects on Cattle Feed Efficiency

2/13/2017 2:23:00 PM

Hannah Cunningham, from the University of Wyoming, is studying microorganisms to determine their effect – if any – on feed efficiency in cattle.

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University of Montana Western Hosting Inaugural Colt Sale and Challenge

2/13/2017 12:04:00 PM

The University of Montana Western’s inaugural colt sale and challenge is coming to Dillon, Mont. from March 31 to April 1, 2017.

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Cattle Industry Still in Expansion Mode, At Least for Now

2/13/2017 11:30:00 AM

USDA's comprehensive Cattle report, which includes survey-based estimates of the all cattle and calves inventory, the 2016 calf crop, was of particular interest because of the collapse in both fed and feeder cattle prices that took place during 2016.

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Department’s Hay Hotline Available for Producers Affected by Severe Weather

2/10/2017 1:55:00 PM

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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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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