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Livestock Diseases

Where’s the beef? Not in Indonesia, and US cattle producers are none too happy

WASHINGTON — When authorities discovered a case of mad-cow disease in California last year, Indonesia angered U.S. cattle producers by becoming the first nation to ban beef from the United States.

February 02, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Guest opinion: Russell refuge can give bison a place to roam

Some legislators last year introduced several bills hostile to the future of wild bison. Some tried to keep this animal completely off public lands. Others would classify wild bison and even elk as livestock. Thankfully, most of these restrictive and selfish bills died, suffered defeat or we…

May 19, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…
Legislature bills restricting bison move forward

Legislature bills restricting bison move forward

HELENA — The livestock industry’s concern over the threat of disease spreading from wild bison to cattle has helped advance about a dozen bills restricting the movement of the animals as the legislative session breaks to transfer bills between both chambers.

February 26, 2011 8:05 am Photos

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