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Montana Farm Bureau elects officers

November 14, 2019

BILLINGS—Hans McPherson, a diversified farmer from Stevensville, was re-elected as president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation during the organization’s annual convention Nov. 11-14 in Billings. Cyndi Johnson, a Conrad small grains farmer, was re-elected...


5 L Red Angus Annual ‘Profit $eeker’ Fall Sale

November 14, 2019

TSLN Rep: Matt Wznick Date of Sale: Nov. 11, 2019 Location: At the Ranch near Sheridan, Montana Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell Averages 88 Red Angus Bulls – $4.472 6 SimAngus Bulls – $4,166 19 Profit Plus...



Behind the scenes

November 14, 2019

The Mt. Rushmore state had the honor of hosting a group of tall blondes with a keen interest in animals this past weekend. No, not fur-wearing supermodels, these Norwegian livestock producers were interested in learning...






Angus cattlemen gather in Reno for 2019 Angus Convention

November 13, 2019

Thousands of producers traveled west to celebrate the Business Breed. More than 1,700 attendees made the 2019 Angus Convention an overwhelming success Nov. 2-4 in Reno, Nevada. The American Angus Association® met its goal of...


Lockwood Crowned 2019 PBR World Champion

November 13, 2019

Jess Lockwood Crowned 2019 PBR World Champion to Become Youngest Two-Time Title Holder in League History In PBR’s most fiercely contended title race, come-from-behind surge propels 22-year-old to finish 852.51 points in front of No....


Wyoming Stock Growers: 2019 Winter Roundup, Casper

November 13, 2019

2019 Winter Roundup & Trade Show “Defining A Path Forward” Cheyenne – The 2019 Winter Roundup, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), will be in Casper at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center...


Melvin Lee Snook: 1956-2019

November 13, 2019

Melvin Lee Snook, age 63, passed away on November 11, 2019 on his ranch near Hulett, WY. A funeral service will be held at the Greater Hulett Community Building at 10:30 am on Saturday, November...



Appropriators reach deal for CR through December 20

November 13, 2019

Congressional appropriators have reached a deal for another continuing resolution to fund the government through December 20, the Associated Press reported. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., made the announcement. The agreement means that...


Dairy groups wary as Dean Foods files for bankruptcy

November 13, 2019

The National Milk Producers Federation, which represents dairy farmers and their cooperatives, was circumspect in its reaction to Dean Foods, the largest U.S. milk company, filing for bankruptcy on Tuesday. Analysts said that Dean Foods...



Baxter Black: A Sheep Thanksgiving

November 13, 2019

For some reason this Thanksgiving, I’m thinking of sheep. The sheep industry is havin’ a fair year. One factor is lamb being included and advertised in specialty dog food. The sheepman’s equivalent market to fast...


Lee Pitts: Old News

November 13, 2019

I have a friend who worked for a livestock newspaper for 40 years who has newspaper ink clogging up his veins. Recently he’s been involuntarily checked into cell block 314 of the Old Farts Senior...