Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) has launched a series of rollover auctions at markets across Montana to raise funds for its appeal of Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision regarding American Prairie’s grazing allotments.
|Wednesday||April 5||Sidney||Sidney Livestock Market Center||Sidney Livestock Market Center|
|Wednesday||April 12||Billings||PAYS||Vermilion Ranch|
|Monday||April 17||Three Forks||Headwaters Livestock Auction||Hahn Ranch|
|Thursday||April 20||Glasgow||Glasgow Stockyards||Brent McRea|
|Tuesday||April 25||Miles City||Miles City Livestock Commission||Doug Gardner|
|Wednesday||May 3||Great Falls||Western Livestock||Dana Darlington|
|Wednesday||May 5||Ramsay||Montana Livestock Auction Company||Blake Nuffer|
|Wednesday||May 18||Dillon||Dillon Livestock Auction||Hagenbarth Livestock|
Each rollover auction will raise funds for the MSGA Advocacy Fund, which allows for a collective voice for cattle ranchers advocating for change and accountability at the state and federal levels. This fund is currently being used to support the appeal against BLM and is in partnership with North and South Phillips Grazing Districts and under the counsel of the Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC.
In a rollover auction, the donated animal is put up for auction, purchased, re-donated, and then purchased again. This is done over and over until there are no more bids to be taken. Once this process is over, the heifer will then be sold at auction. All of the proceeds from each sale and the final auction will go to supporting the MSGA Advocacy Fund.
American Prairie’s American Serengeti concept is a threat to the grassland ecosystem, rural communities, and Montana’s cattle industry. MSGA is calling for all who are passionate about the protection and stewardship of Montana’s lands, heritage, and legacy to please consider supporting these auctions. Donations can also be made at www.protectopenspaces.com.
The most up-to-date Rollover Auction calendar can be found at www.mtbeef.org/advocacy/take-action. For additional information on the event, please call Monty Lesh (406) 853-1523, your district’s director, or the MSGA office at (406) 442-3420.
The Montana Stockgrowers Association is a grassroots membership organization and is the trusted voice of cattle ranchers. With over 135 years of history, MSGA advocates and ensures cattle ranching remains relevant, safe and a sustainable way of life for generations to come.
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