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Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle
Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle

July 25, 2018

Foot rot is an infection that causes swelling, heat and inflammation between the toes of a cloven -hoofed animal, resulting in severe lameness. Nearly every cattle producer has seen this situation, finding an animal suddenly...



The true grit of Amberley Snyder
The true grit of Amberley Snyder

February 26, 2019

A movie is about to be released might give you the inspiration to push ahead with your dreams. Your heart might skip a beat as you watch a beautiful blond paraplegic strapped to her saddle...


How to treat acute toxic gut infections in calves
How to treat acute toxic gut infections in calves

May 15, 2012

Newborn calves can develop infection due to bacteria that proliferate rapidly in the gut and produce toxins. If this condition is not treated quickly and reversed, toxins get into the bloodstream and the calf goes...



Assisting the bonding process between cow and calf
Assisting the bonding process between cow and calf

December 20, 2011

After a cow gives birth, she starts sniffing and licking her newborn calf. In this bonding process, she learns to recognize her calf, and commits to caring for it and protecting it. Her actions are...


How to build the best loading chute
How to build the best loading chute

September 6, 2018

Many ranchers have ways to load cattle into a stock trailer, but if they send calves or cull cows on a cattle truck or semi they need a loading chute. A good chute makes it...




NILE Red Angus Show results
NILE Red Angus Show results

November 4, 2009

The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) Stock Show hosted the Red Angus show Tuesday, Oct. 13. The judge for the Jr. Red Angus Show was Logan MacLennan of Byers, CO and the open show judge...



Vetoes leave bison ambiguous in Montana

May 17, 2019

Two bills regarding bison sent to Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s desk were snubbed this past month, dampening private property rights and local input on land use in the Big Sky state. One piece of legislation,...


Fencing tips for rocky terrain
Fencing tips for rocky terrain

April 27, 2009

Fencing can be a difficult challenge in the rocks, especially when it’s too rocky to dig post holes efficiently, or to set posts using a tractor-mounted driver (post pounder). Michael Thomas, who ranches in Lemhi...