BOL Votes to Take More Time on Brucellosis Rules


Tuesday morning in Helena, the Montana Board of Livestock addressed proposed rules pertaining to required brucellosis vaccination in the state.  To read background on what was before the board, read “Board of Livestock Will Vote on OCV Rules Tuesday.”

With a vote required, the Board voted to review the rules for another 6 months.  They hope that this will allow time for ranchers to review the rules more thoroughly and give their input.  The rules will be addressed again in January.

Errol Rice, the Executive Vice President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association spoke with Northern Ag Network after the vote.

He told us about the vaccination protocol for adult cattle under the proposed rule. 

He also gave us the reaction that he’s seen from ranchers weighing in on the issue.

The Montana Board of Livestock consists of seven members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the State Senate.  Each member must be a resident of the state and an active livestock producer.  The board is comprise of four cattle producers and a dairy, swine and sheep producer.


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Russell Nemetz & Haylie Shipp


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