MT BOL to Discuss Internal Control, Bison, PED


The Montana Board of Livestock will be meeting March 17 and 18 in Helena.  Below is the agenda as of March 10.  Look for changes at


1:00 Monday Call to Order


Administrative Items

Roll call and Remarks from the Board

Approval of Board of Livestock Minutes

Approval of Chairperson Interim Authorizations and Activities

Approval of Executive Officer Reports

Longevity Pin presentations

1:30 Division Reports


Centralized Services, George Harris (90 minutes)

Action Item # 1: Department of Revenue Presentation- per capita fee collection

Internal Control Update

Procurement: Laboratory Information Management System

Milk Control Bureau Update/LLB Update

Budget Status SSR 2014

Action Item # 2: Executive Planning Process (EPP) 2016-17

3:00 Recess


3:15 Reconvene


Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Dr Bill Layton (40 minutes)

Accreditation – Update

Salmonella Enterididis environmental testing

Status of the Veterinary Profession

USDA Wildlife Services Updates, John Steuber (15 minutes)


Milk & Egg Updates, Dan Turcotte (15 minutes)


12-Day Rule Discussion (20 minutes)


Montana Pork Producers – Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)


Public Comment (10 minutes)


5:00 Adjournment




8:00 Tuesday Call to Order


Division Reports Continued


Animal Health, Marty Zaluski (90 minutes)

Action Item # 3: Bison Environmental Assessment for Year Round Tolerance

Legislative Proposal – Feral Swine

Miscellaneous Animal Health Updates

Action Item # 4: Out of State Travel Requests

FADD training, Plum Island, NY June 2 – 13, 2014

Meat Inspection, Gary Hamel (20 minutes)

Action Item # 5: ARM -rule updates (draft proposal)

Public Information, Steve Merritt (10 minutes)


10:15 Recess


10:30 Reconvene


Brands Enforcement, John Grainger (60 minutes)

Request to Board: CAN brand vs CAN tattoo

Legislative Proposal – changes to Horse Amnesty Act

Action Item # 6: Age Tally Mark resolution (ARM rule change proposal)

General Updates

Producer Organization Updates (10 minutes)


Public Comment (10 minutes)


Next Board Meeting – Set meeting date for May 2014


12:00 Adjournment




Source:  Montana Board of Livestock

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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