HELENA — The state Board of Livestock next week may be asked to lay off some staff members at the state Livestock Department and offer unpaid furloughs to others.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes trucked 17 more Yellowstone National Park bison from the park’s Stephens Creek bison capture facility to a slaughter facility in Ronan on Wednesday.
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HELENA — A Montana livestock official said Monday he’s pleased that a judge upheld the state’s system of dating retail milk, and that the “sell-by” date of 12 days after pasteurization puts more power and knowledge in the hands of consumers.
HELENA — A state judge Friday rejected a lawsuit by a California-based food distributor to throw out Montana’s long-standing “sell-by” date for milk of 12 days after pasteurization.
Two bison were killed by authorities Wednesday after livestock officials said repeated efforts to drive them back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for cattle had failed.
Nine of the former Leachman horses raised east of Billings have been sold to one of Canada’s largest horse slaughter plants, according to the Montana Board of Livestock.
HELENA — A bill that would allow the sale of raw milk in Montana died a second death Thursday in the state Senate — in part because some of its original supporters wanted it killed.
HELENA — Twelve-year-old Riley Sabo of Harrison told a legislative committee Thursday if it was legal to sell raw milk in Montana, he could make money from his Jersey cow and help pay for college — and that the fresh milk shouldn’t be considered a health hazard.
Yellowstone National Park biologists have recommended the killing of 450 bison, primarily females, this winter to “reduce abundance and growth potential” in the northern herd.
A Montana livestock official says the state hopes to return all migrating bison to Yellowstone National Park by next week.
The annual effort to haze migrating wild bison back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for cattle is underway in southwest Montana.
HELENA — The state Board of Livestock decided Wednesday to wait until March at the earliest to decide whether to scrap its rule requiring 12-day "sell-by" dates to be marked on containers.
MISSOULA — The Montana Board of Horse Racing is out of the simulcast racing business, and the state’s seven off-track betting sites will be shut down indefinitely next week.
Montana Board of Horseracing will meet Dec. 2 to discuss race dates for 2012 and introduce the Business Advisory Council, a new three-member council tasked with providing financial, budget and business strategy advice to the board.