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Stockgrowers meeting Thursday in Big Sandy


Press release

The North Central Montana Stockgrowers Association has invited people to its quarterly meeting Thursday at the Mint Bar in Big Sandy.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host supper available.

At 6:30 pm, guest speaker Kurt Kangas of the American Angus Association will discuss EPDs and their impact on herd genetics and rancher profitability. He is the regional representative for Montana, Wyoming and Alaska and is widely recognized for his attendance at and reporting of regional Angus bull sales. For more information, For more information, see https://www.angus.org/Assoc/RMDtl.aspx?rm=68 or call 406-366-4190 or [email protected]/.

For more information about the meeting or about joining the North Central Stockgrowers Association, people can contact North Central Stockgrower President Dana Darlington at 406-390-0247 or [email protected] or North Central Stockgrower Secretary and Montana State University Hill County Extension Agent Shylea Wingard at 406-265-5481, ext. x233, or [email protected]/.

All entities are equal opportunity providers. Montana State University Extension is an ADA/EO/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and Provider of Educational Outreach. People who require accommodation for a disability to participate can notify the MSU Hill County Extension office at 265-5481, ext. 233.

The full agenda for the meeting is:

Call to order

Additions to agenda

Roll call — Sign in sheet

Minutes: Approval/corrections

Treasurer report/financial update.

Payables presented — SOS filing; Hill County Extension; other


• Annual report filed with Montana secretary of state April 4

• Membership communication: Check Facebook or ensure secretary has your email

• Mail/correspondence — Norsman Group Consulting;

• Other — Newsletter

• Public comment

Committee reports

• Officer/board member

• Montana Stockgrowers — Kim Peterson, representative

• Montana State University-Northern Collegiate Stockgrowers

• Other

Old business

• East Fork Fire update: — Rocky Boy and rancher assistance

• Nomination/election of one director

New business

• Public comment letters

1. BLM seeks public comment on environmental assessment and request by American Praire Reserve to change grazing allotments to season-long grazing and class of livestock from cattle to bison https://www.blm.gov/press-release/public-input-sought-bison-grazing-proposal

2. USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service — Truthful Labeling of Beef Products and Meat, derived from animals raised and slaughter, http://bit.ly/USCApetition

• Officer/director registration: Montana Stockgrowers Assocation Midyear Meeting at Dillon


• June 14-15 Montana Stockgrowers Assocation Midyear Meeting at Dillon


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