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Canadian Beef Checkoff to Double

1/17/2018 11:22:00 AM
(AgWeb) By the end of 2018 all cattle producers in Canada will pay a national C$2.50 beef checkoff per animal sold. Previously the Canadian Beef Cattle Checkoff was C$1 per animal marketed and it had been at that pricing since 2002. >> Read More

China/Montana Beef Trade Deal Struck

11/8/2017 9:56:00 AM
U.S. Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Stockgrowers Association have helped secure an agreement between JD.com, one of China’s largest retailers and Montana ranchers the with the intent to purchase a minimum of $200 million in Montana-sourced beef over the next several years. JD.com will also seek to invest up to another $100 million to build a processing plant in Montana to support Montana beef production, with construction beginning as early as 2018. >> Read More

How to Ease Stress When Weaning Calves

10/10/2017 9:30:00 AM
OMAHA (DTN) -- Weaning is a high stress time for calves as well as producers. If not handled correctly, it can lead to increased illness, reduced gains and additional costs. >> Read More

Grazing Prevents Wildfires

9/20/2017 1:59:00 PM
Even though you may not have thought about it before, grazing does indeed prevent the catastrophic wildfires that take human lives, families’ homes and ranches, and kill endangered species. >> Read More

Superior Livestock Auction Labor Day Sale Results

9/18/2017 2:52:00 PM
Check out the sale results from the Superior Livestock Labor Day sale. >> Read More

Should You Keep or Sell Heifer Calves?

8/23/2017 3:45:00 PM

How do you make the most of your existing resources? Are you better off to hang on to those heifer calves or send them packing?

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Trade Important to Beef Producers

8/23/2017 9:42:00 AM
Montana Stockgrowers Association Executive Vice President Errol Rice on the importance of trade and other issues impacting Montana livestock producers. >> Read More

Few U.S. Cattle Qualify for Chinese Market

8/15/2017 2:46:00 PM
U.S. beef products are struggling to gain traction following a return to China after a 14-year ban. Bloomberg reports that U.S. cuts of beef are largely unnoticeable in China’s meat isles. China, the world's largest pork producer and consumer, has seen beef demand climb as incomes increase, prompting people to spend on new and varied types of food.  >> Read More

Proposed Restriction of Imports of Mexican Cattle To Montana

8/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
The Montana Department of Livestock is proposing an amendment to an existing state law regarding the importation of cattle from Mexico. Concern over Bovine Tuberculosis was raised during the 2017 Montana Legislature over TB cases found in herds in South Dakota and Canada. Those positive TB cases not only caused huge economic loss and stress for producers and communities but witnessed the disposal of cattle herds and lengthy quarantines of ranches for months on end.  The legislature ran out of time to address the issue before the session ended. >> Read More

Dept. of Livestock Waiving Some Requirements for Livestock Movement

8/1/2017 4:20:00 PM

Due to the extensive wildfires across the state, Governor Bullock, at our request, has issued an executive directive for Montana Department of Livestock to waive certain statutory requirements relative to livestock movement.


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Canadian Beef Checkoff to Double

1/17/2018 11:22:00 AM
(AgWeb) By the end of 2018 all cattle producers in Canada will pay a national C$2.50 beef checkoff per animal sold. Previously the Canadian Beef Cattle Checkoff was C$1 per animal marketed and it had been at that pricing since 2002. >> Read More
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Trump's Rural Broadband Pledge Underway

1/17/2018 9:31:00 AM

During President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention last week in Nashville, he committed to enhancing access to rural broadband.  After his address, President Trump signed two executive orders in regards to rural broadband internet to speed up the building of infrastructure to provide reliable broadband in the countryside.

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MONTANA GRAZING LANDS EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE

1/17/2018 6:40:00 AM

The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events throughout the year and support partners and organizations with an interest in the conservation, education, and awareness of grazing lands and natural resources in Montana.

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Changing the Game: Farmers Business Network

1/16/2018 12:36:00 PM
The Farmers Business  Network came about when farmers wanted to develop an independent, unbiased, and objective farmer-driven information source — no marketing fluff, just the facts on raw performance. They knew that if they could share their agronomic precision data with one another, they could all make better decisions on seeds and agronomics. >> Read More
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U.S. Once Again Top Beef Exporter to South Korea

1/16/2018 7:30:00 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States reclaimed its spot as the top beef exporter to South Korea in 2017, 14 years after a U.S. outbreak of mad cow disease led to a ban on American beef and handed market leadership to rival Australia. >> Read More
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