Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative group: cowboys.
Abbie Goggins of Shepherd FFA shows her reserve champion steer at last year’s Junior Livestock Sale at MontanaFair.
Concerts, carnival rides, cotton candy and corn dogs — all the things that go into a fair — plus rodeo, barbecue, beer and more can be found at MontanaFair, which begins its nine-day run Friday at MetraPark in Billings.
Yellowstone County received several bids Tuesday for a proposed new multipurpose agricultural building at MetraPark, but all of them exceeded the budget.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cases of Vesicular Stomatitis in other states have prompted action from the Wyoming Livestock Board to keep the viral disease out of the state.
After visiting the Bowen Cattle Co. ranch near Worden on a recent spring day, I began thinking about how the beef industry is slowly but surely diversifying, and that society may benefit because of it.
Red-hued calves that started life frolicking on the Bowen ranch last April will spend the next two years grazing on pastures, without ever eating a mouthful of corn or setting foot in a crowded feedlot.
A Montana district court recently ruled that Montana laws dealing with the wild or domestic status of bison are “ambiguous.” Those laws certainly are complicated, and for good reason.
Two Montana pig farms have been hit by a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets nationally in less than a year.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week.
Bison from Yellowstone National Park would be allowed to remain year-round in new areas of Montana if their numbers were reduced below recent levels, according to a proposal up for a Tuesday vote by the state Board of Livestock.
If there was ever a year for a federal livestock disaster program, it was 2012 when wildfires raged across southeast Montana and drought-bit Wyoming ranchers were selling off their cattle before summer even started.
Yellowstone County commissioners this week selected a Billings architectural firm to develop plans for a possible large new dirt-floor arena at MetraPark but expressed concern about the project’s growing size.
Bison have been in the news more than normal recently and for good reason. The U.S. Senate’s Farm Bill includes $35 million to vaccinate wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Area. That’s a lot of money, especially as Congress struggles with notable fiscal challenges. Curiously, it seems that …
In the Lamar and Madison valleys of Yellowstone National Park, one-ton bison bulls plow snow caves. Their massive, woolly heads dig to reach grass that will sustain them till green up comes to this high country months from now. Half-ton cows and calves spend their winter days in the same rou…
Ever find a strange cow on the wrong side of a fence and not know what to do? There’s an app for that.
Two Angus cows try a Sweetpro supplement block.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new organization of cattle producers is being formed in Wyoming to recognize the quality of livestock genetics in the state and to help promote the industry.
Boot camp parity. The state of Montana is settling a discrimination lawsuit by adding a boot camp for female inmates, a program that will allow women to work to shorten their incarceration time the same as a similar boot camp for men has provided that option for many years. Most Montana Wom…
Montana ranchers may not be able to get a fair price for their cattle if changes aren’t made to the next farm bill, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester cautioned Wednesday.