Cattlemen’s organizations in both Montana and North Dakota are opposing a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to allow the American Prairie Reserve, a non-profit entity, to graze bison on 63,000 acres of BLM land in Phillips County, Mont.
The Montana Arabian Horse Association (MAHA) will be holding their annual show at the MetraPark Super Barn in Billings on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28. The show is designed to showcase the Arabian breed and offers numerous opportunities for owners to compete. Admission to the show is free.
For horse owners, spring is also known as “shedding season” – the time of year when horses begin to lose the thick winter coats they grew to help insulate them from cold winter temperatures. But a horse that is not shedding his coat may be signaling that a metabolic illness has set in.
As many beef operations in the region are coming out of drought, producers are looking forward to utilizing their spring pastures and discontinuing hay feeding.
The Montana Mustang Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) Challenge is looking for competitors for the upcoming 2023 event. The challenge is designed to help mustangs and burros gathered off of public lands in the U.S. to find permanent homes by showcasing their abilities through a competition sho…
The public perception of the beef industry is likely to have some significant impacts in the future and producers need to be prepared, according to Dr. Miriam Martin of the North American Meat Institute.
In an era of volatile cattle markets, drought, and other challenges, a multi-generational ranch in North Dakota is keeping profitable with some useful tools: regenerative grazing and diversifying their operation.
Beef researchers are considering the link between vitamin deficiency in calves and occurrences of bovine respiratory disease (BRD), also known as shipping fever, and ways to help prevent the illness.
They are one of the oldest breeds in the world but Highland cattle have become one of the new favorites with today’s beef farmers.
With the horse market calling for high prices over the last several years, many owners are choosing to insure their horses to help protect their investment.
Colic is the number one killer of horses and the top reason for emergency veterinary calls. As the seasons are changing and horses may be switching from dry feed to lush, spring grasses, there are things owners can do to prevent the condition, according to veterinarian Judy Rongen, who recen…
It has been said that a weed is just a “plant in the wrong location,” and Montana custom grazer Ivan Thrane said he has built a business around seeing the benefit of undesirable plants.
A proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create requirements for when a “Product of the USA” or “Made in the USA” label can be used is being met with support from cattle groups in Montana.
Beef cow/calf producers can use a page from corn production to help keep parasites, like brown stomach worms, at bay.
In assessing the last two years and the impact drought conditions have had on cattle markets throughout the region, industry experts shared advice on how to rebuild herds and mitigate the impact of any future droughts.
When considering a highly contagious outbreak of a livestock disease like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) is encouraging producers to develop a plan for the worst case scenario.
When deciding what cows to keep in the herd, many ranchers may look at the weaning weight of the calf to determine if the cow is worth keeping. Weaning weights translate to the price per pound a rancher will get at sale time, which makes it a persuasive number. But long-term profitability is…
Inorganic fertilizer prices are high, so 2023 might be a good year to consider using manure for some fertility needs.
With the last several years of drought in Montana, livestock producers may want to be especially mindful of watching out for the effects of several weed species that can be toxic to livestock.
STARBUCK, Minn. – As unusual as it seems, baby calves are born deficient in vitamin A – an important vitamin for good health.
STARBUCK, Minn. – Whether the feeder calf market is high or low, there are steps cow/calf producers can take to increase the dollars they receive.
Bull sale catalogs have been arriving in rural mailboxes as cow/calf producers make their final plans for which bulls and which sales will fit their needs for the 2023 breeding season.
The U.S. meat industry broke records with the amount of meat produced in 2022, according to Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist.
Could goat meat production become a popular option in Montana? Growing interest in the industry is highlighting how ranchers in the state are considering new livestock options for navigating drought conditions and volatile markets, according to Shylea Wingard of the Bar 88 Consulting and Livestock.
Reba Mazak, American National CattleWomen president, has a favorite story to tell cattlewomen whenever she is asked to speak.