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Upcoming IBMP Meetings

Is allowing more tolerance for diseased bison the right thing to do in our current brucellosis crisis?by Errol Rice, MSGA Executive Vice PresidentAt a time when Montana needs to be extra cautious about brucellosis, I find it a bit perplexing that the Interagency Bison Management Plan partners are working hard to allow more tolerance for diseased bison outside Yellowstone National Park. Our State Veterinarian has released a complicated Brucellosis Action Plan with excessive and onerous surveillance and testing requirements for areas around Yellowstone National Park, yet he is so far willing to accept the idea of 300, or possibly more, untested bison on Horse Butte near West Yellowstone. (more…)

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Montana looking for Brucellosis Task Force members

DOL - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock are looking for ranchers and wildlife enthusiasts to serve on a task force designed to develop solutions to the spread of brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area. The seven-member task force will make science-based recommendations on wildlife and livestock management in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) to reduce the risk of transmission of the disease. (more…)

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MDOL extends comment period on draft brucellosis plan

DOL - The Montana Department of Livestock is extending the public comment period on its draft Brucellosis Action Plan by three weeks through Saturday, November 1. State veterinarian Dr. Martin Zaluski said the public has expressed "significant interest" in the plan and is asking for more time to comment. (more…)

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Welcome to the Montana Stockgrower Blog! We've started this blog to provide you with up-to-date information from the Montana Stockgrowers Association. We'll let you know about important industry news and give you an opportunity to discuss things with one another. If you have any questions, please email Happy blogging!

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