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April 15th, 2009: Farm Bureau urges horse lovers to attend MSU Equine Conference, Sale

BOZEMAN–Bob Hanson, president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is urging horse enthusiasts across Montana to attend the Fifth Annual 2009 Montana State University Equine Conference and Top of the West Ranch Horse Sale this coming weekend, April 17-18 at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman. The event begins Friday morning with an all-day horsemanship clinic […] Continue reading . . .

August 6th, 2008: Montana Farm Bureau expresses serious concern on equine issues

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is expressing serious concern about a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) that would make it a federal criminal offense to knowingly move, sell, purchase or transport a horse for human consumption. That bill was introduced via the House Judiciary Committee’s Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee last […] Continue reading . . .

May 20th, 2008: Know Your Brand Laws in Montana

All brand inspections must be made in the daylight and includes an examination of the livestock and all marks and brands to identify ownership of the livestock. A bill of sale, signed by the seller and adequately describing the livestock sold, is needed to prove ownership and must be presented to the livestock inspector whenever […] Continue reading . . .

April 20th, 2007: MFBF Representing You in Helena

By Dave McClure, President, MFBF As we pass the halfway mark of the Montana 60th Legislative Assembly, I am reminded of the old saying that nobodys life, liberty or happiness is safe while the legislature is in session. That is why your Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is there full-time with the most effective and […] Continue reading . . .

May 25th, 2005: Horse Travel Requires Permits and More

(HELENA) — The amount of horse-related travel into and around Montana increases in the spring, and the State of Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) has guidelines to ensure the health, safety and ownership of all animals involved. The guidelines apply to horses coming into the state, leaving the state, and traveling from county to county […] Continue reading . . .

May 23rd, 2005: Good hay, healthy horses

As winter approaches and pasture sources are no longer available, the selection and purchase of hay or other roughage sources becomes an important decision for horse owners. Owners that have horses on confinement face the same decision all year. The quality and nutrient content of the hay or roughage source is critical because it is […] Continue reading . . .

May 23rd, 2005: MSU Equine Science Program

The Equine Science program at Montana State University is an option of the 4-year Animal Science degree program This option emphasizes science and technology combined with practical aspects of management, horsemanship and training. The program focuses on both Western and English riding, plus: Equine growth, development, reproduction and nutrition Backcountry horse-packing; horseshoeing Business, marketing and […] Continue reading . . .

May 23rd, 2005: Stop, thief!

The key to preventing your horses or saddles and other tack from being stolen is identification. The key to tracking down your horses and saddles if they’re stolen is also identification. Before your property is gone: Branding – Whether you opt for the hot iron or freeze brand method on your horse, branding will give […] Continue reading . . .

May 23rd, 2005: Noxious Weeds

Montana State currently estimates that 8-10% of Montana is infested with noxious weeds. The losses from livestock eating noxious weeds in 17 western states were estimated at $107 million dollars, according to the 1978 Journal of Range Management. Horses will not seek out weeds to eat if there are other nutritious items available. However, there […] Continue reading . . .

March 18th, 2005: Horse Travel Requires Permits and More

(HELENA) — The amount of horse-related travel into and around Montana increases in the spring, and the State of Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) has guidelines to ensure the health, safety and ownership of all animals involved. The guidelines apply to horses coming into the state, leaving the state, and traveling from county to county […] Continue reading . . .
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