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Montana Department Of Livestock

Livestock Department faces $400K budget shortfall

Livestock Department faces $400K budget shortfall

BOZEMAN — The Montana Board of Livestock has approved plans to leave a dozen jobs unfilled, increase fees and ask the state for more money to avoid a potential $400,000 budget shortfall.

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Bullock limits Livestock Dept. on bison hazing

BOZEMAN — Gov. Steve Bullock has limited the ability of the Montana Department of Livestock to enter private property to haze bison.

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Bison to be pushed back into Yellowstone this week

Bison to be pushed back into Yellowstone this week

State and federal agencies plan to start pushing bison into Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday in an annual event meant to keep the migrating animals away from cattle in southwestern Montana.

May 19, 2014 10:03 am Video Loading…

Livestock board to take up bison issue

The Board of Livestock meets on Monday and Tuesday in Helena. On the agenda for Tuesday is the bison environmental assessment for year-round tolerance. Approval of the measure would allow bison to more freely roam outside of Yellowstone National Park on the west side, mainly on Gallatin Nati…

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Deadly pig virus hits Montana hog farms

Deadly pig virus hits Montana hog farms

Two Montana pig farms have been hit by a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets nationally in less than a year.

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Yellowstone bison hazing begins in Montana

Yellowstone bison hazing begins in Montana

BOZEMAN — Montana officials have begun hazing bison back into Yellowstone National Park to make way for livestock.

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Big Horn County rabies quarantine extended

The Montana Department of Livestock has extended the quarantine order issued for Big Horn County by one day after two skunks tested positive for rabies.

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17 more bison shipped to slaughter

17 more bison shipped to slaughter

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.

February 19, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…
Montana officials approve expanded bison hunt

Montana officials approve expanded bison hunt

Montana wildlife commissions have approved a proposal to let state-licensed hunters take more bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.

February 13, 2014 6:07 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Mother Nature manages Yellowstone bison

Gazette opinion: Mother Nature manages Yellowstone bison

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…

January 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The hottest brand

The hottest brand

Ever find a strange cow on the wrong side of a fence and not know what to do? There’s an app for that.

December 15, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Hunters reminded to get horses inspected

The Montana Department of Livestock is reminding hunters that horses are required to have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.

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Brucellosis found in Madison County cow

Brucellosis has been discovered in a Madison County cattle herd, the Montana Department of Livestock announced Thursday.

September 26, 2013 10:40 amLoading…
Montana horses diagnosed with West Nile virus

Montana horses diagnosed with West Nile virus

HELENA — The Montana Department of Livestock has confirmed at least nine cases of West Nile virus in Montana horses over the past week, leading to the deaths of five of the animals.

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Core-Mark must decide whether to appeal ruling on milk 'sell-by' date

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.

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Comment deadline extended on bison plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock have extended the public comment period on a draft environmental assessment reviewing the potential for bison to occupy public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park on a year-round basis.

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State planners consider more room for park bison

Two state agencies have released an environmental assessment of plans to let bison roam year-round in Montana to the north and west of Yellowstone National Park.

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Montana wild horse bill fails in committee

Montana wild horse bill fails in committee

BUTTE — A bill that would have required the state to develop a management plan for wild horses imported into Montana was voted down in committee Tuesday.

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Montana House backs raw milk bill in initial vote

Montana House backs raw milk bill in initial vote

HELENA — The House is backing a measure that would allow small-scale dairy farmers to sell their unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

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Flathead County horse diagnosed with equine herpes virus

KALISPELL — Montana officials say a horse in Flathead County has been diagnosed with the neurological form of the equine herpes virus after likely being exposed at an event in Ravalli County.

March 24, 2013 1:30 pmLoading…

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