Tags Archives: livestock

Fair board addresses future needs

The Madison County Fair Board, in conjunction with the community, has a few big decisions to make in the next month, which they discussed at their Sept. 21 meeting in Twin Bridges. The county is working with Great West Engineering to develop a master plan for the fairgrounds, and the board’s input will guide that document.

Brucellosis detected in 1 Madison County heifer

According to officials with the Montana Department of Livestock, brucellosis has been detected in a cattle herd in Madison County. The National Veterinary Services Lab in Iowa confirmed the disease, and the news came in the form of a DOL press release on Aug. 24.

For the piggy bank: Market sale churns out $381,000 to Madison County youth

The Madison-Jefferson County Fair market sale grossed $381,459.75, down $450,000 from last year’s market.
“Even though we were down from last year, we still had a phenomenal sale,” said Leif Funston, president of the volunteer livestock sales committee.

Neighbor helping neighbor

Burning through core sage grouse habitat, pine trees and dead and down debris, the fire has scorched much of the agricultural landscape, leaving people without feed for livestock. In an effort to help, many families and individuals in the Ruby and Madison valleys are stepping up.

County carcass composting program settles on a location

Five years after the topic of carcass composting popped on Madison County’s radar in 2012, the organizations researching the implementation of a site have settled on a location – the Alder solid waste site.