Livestock Articles




Sage Grouse Comments Due December 1


The Department of Interior has released their Greater Sage Grouse Land Management Plan--don't miss your opportunity to comment!

Farm Bureau still concerned about trucking mandates, pleased with waiver


Drivers hauling agricultural commodities, especially livestock, have been concerned about the mandates established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would have required Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) on commercial trucks by December 19.

Advocacy in Washington D.C.


MFBF's Lillian Ostendorf recently traveled to our nation's capitol and had the opportunity to meet with our congressional delegation.

Montana Agriculture: Listen. Learn. Lead


In this week's post about the upcoming MFBF convention we're announcing the keynote speaker during the Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening.

Montana Producer Request to Retain Beef Checkoff Assessments


Read on to learn about changes to how the Montana Beef Council collects Checkoff dollars.

Department of Revenue Explains Available Tax Relief Options for Loss Due to Natural Disaster


With a smoky, dry summer behind us many are beginning to evaluate the damage and plan their next steps. Check out these tax relief options from the Department of Revenue.

Drought Conditions Continue to Prevail across Montana


Updates from the Governor's Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee meeting.

Beef Check-Off changes


Montana cattle producers who want up to 50 cents of their federal $1-per-head assessment to remain with the Montana Beef Council, as in past years, must now fill out an assessment form.

Trade agreement with China good for Montana beef producers


Montana cattle may well show up on Chinese dinner tables thanks to an historic agreement between the United States and China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China.

State vet addresses current cattle diseases at Farm Bureau Summer Conference


Tuberculosis (TB) and Johne’s Disease are two bovine health issues that cattle ranchers should be aware of, according to Montana’s State Veterinarian Marty Zaluski. Zaluski was addressing ranchers during the Montana Farm Bureau Summer Conference in Fairmont Hot Springs.