Christmas Eve day on our Platte Valley farm was cloudy and cool. Evening chores were to be completed earlier than usual so that the family could attend Christmas Eve services at the small Presbyterian church in town.
Stressed cattle have elevated nutritional requirements and decreased appetite. A double whammy when all you want is for them to eat, grow, and not get sick. Having the right supplement in the pen can be a life-saver.
The Montana Livestock Loss Board has paid ranchers for more than 360 animals killed by mountain lions, grizzly bears and wolves in 2019, the third consecutive year a new record was set for the payouts.