After “Final Corrective Action” following a USDA audit of the Namibia meat plant in September of 2019, they country was cleared to ship cooled fresh beef to the USA. In February 2020 the USA saw 25 tons of chilled Namibian beef shipped into Philadelphia. … More FMD in Namibia. Oh Surprise!
MUSA Rule Making Matter number PO74204 Marias River Livestock Association (MRLA) is a local livestock association with membership from Glacier, Liberty, Pondera and Toole Counties in Montana. MRLA advocates for an agriculture friendly policy environment and the education of livestock producers and the consumers of agricultural goods. MRLA is in agreement and supports the proposed … More Comment submitted to FTC on Made in USA labeling
Bison (what now?) Perhaps some of you saw the Montana Fish and Wildlife released the new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Final Record of Decision for bison as wildlife in Montana. It was a long in the making or maybe it is better to say a long time before being released. The process for this EIS … More Bison What now?
The following letter was sent to Senator Daines and Senator Tester in hopes that there may be a way to encourage Canada to move forward in developing, funding and enacting a national feral swine eradication and control plan. Without Canada actively managing their feral swine the northern States that share the Canadian border will be … More Feral Swine Bring Big Concerns
A case for hunting Grizzly Bears by Maggie Nutter We all love our families and friends and would like to know that they are safe from harm. We care that children are safe as they play outdoors or go to do their chores, and that Gramma is safe as she walks out to get the … More A Case for Hunting Grizzly Bears
The MRLA nominating committee is busy putting the ballot together for the 2019 election. This year, we will elect a President and Vice President, as well as Directors from Pondera and Glacier County. If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow MRLA member for a position, please send your nominations to email@example.com or … More MRLA calling for nominations
In April, the Governor announced that he was forming a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council, and was soliciting members of the public that have a vested interest in grizzly bears to apply. After spending months sorting through 157 applications, the Governor’s office finally announced today that Marias River Livestock Association’s Vice President, Trina Jo Bradley, was … More MRLA VP appointed to Governor’s Council
(Reprinted from MSGA Newsletter) Recently, the American Prairie Reserve (APR) joined MSGA as an Allied Industry member. APR utilized our online ecommerce system via the website to join. MSGA’s ecommerce system is designed much like every other membership organization, that as you sign up and pay electronically, you are automatically a member. As a result, … More MSGA Rescinds Membership of APR
By Trina Jo Bradley MRLA Vice President As beef prices continue to drop and the cost of producing that beef keeps climbing, ranchers have had to get creative and go the extra mile to get a premium for their calves in the fall. Marias River Livestock Association has worked for several years to help its … More MRLA to host Beef Quality Assurance Workshop
By now, all the grizzlies have come out of hibernation, and it seems they’re hungry for some ranch raised beef. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Wesley Sarmento and USDA Wildlife Services wildlife specialist Mike Hoggan have been busy this spring responding to livestock depredations and various grizzly bear conflicts east of Highway 89. I’m … More It Seems the Bears are Hungry…