MSGA Continues Producer Profitability Listening Sessions; Additional Dates Announced

HELENA, Mont. (April 8, 2024) –  The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) is half-way through its slate of listening sessions to seek input and ideas from producers on areas where the American livestock industry can be strengthened. The listening sessions are part of the organization’s Producer Profitability Initiative, a grassroots movement started and led by cattle ranchers who have a vision to create a sustainable future for the American livestock industry.

“We are halfway through our Producer Profitability listening sessions and the support from Montana’s livestock producers has been phenomenal. This goes to show that producers are ready to get involved and make changes to ensure the future of the livestock industry,” said Lesley Robinson, MSGA Vice President and chair of the Producer Profitability Initiative task force. “We are excited to finish up the listening sessions this spring and present our findings.”

Findings from the Producer Profitability Listening Sessions will be presented at MSGA’s MidYear Meeting in Miles City, May 28 – 30, 2024. View the full agenda at 

The Producer Profitability Initiative encourages participation from beef producers of all ages, management styles, operations large and small, feedlot operators, affiliate businesses, private property owners, and supporters of the livestock industry whose livelihood and identity are tied to ranching and whose focus is to ensure the sustainability of the American livestock industry while providing security for the domestic food supply.

All livestock producers are invited to attend, attendees do not need to be MSGA members. In partnership with Montana’s livestock markets, the last slate of listening sessions are being held in April and May. 

The following listening sessions are upcoming: 

  • Wednesday, April 10 at Glendive Livestock Exchange in Glendive at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 at Miles City Livestock Commission in Miles City at 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22 at Bear Paw Livestock in Chinook at 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1 at the Sutherlin Sale Barn in Stevensville at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 at Montana Livestock Auction in Ramsay at 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 9 at Western Livestock Auction in Great Falls at 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 13 at the Round Butte Women’s Club in Ronan at 6:00 p.m.

MSGA is also offering a virtual livestream of all listening sessions for producers not able to attend in person. Visit to register online or submit your thoughts on the Producer Profitability Initiative. 

For additional information on MSGA’s Producer Profitability Initiative listening sessions, contact MSGA at (406) 442-3420 or a local livestock market.

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is a grassroots membership organization and is the trusted voice of cattle ranchers. With 140-years of history, MSGA advocates and ensures cattle ranching remains relevant, safe and a sustainable way of life for generations to come.


Keni Reese

Director of Marketing & Communications


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