Ranch Advisory Welcomes Domenech

Posted on: Jun 16, 2017

Elizabeth Domenech recently joined the Ranch Advisory team as the Manger of Ecosystem Services.  Originally from a Texas ranching family, Domenech has worked across the west on a variety of ranching and wildlife-related conservation efforts, including fence design, coordinating predator/livestock…

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Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (Nevada) has position open.

Posted on: Jun 01, 2017

The Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko (SANE), a local area working group in NE Nevada, is seeking an Organizational Coordinator who is highly motivated and passionate about enhancing healthy and resilient sagebrush ecosystems through public/private partnerships while preserving livestock operations…

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Gallatin Valley Land Trust Seeks Lands Project Manager

Posted on: May 01, 2017

The Lands Project Manager develops and manages land conservation projects throughout GVLT’s service area and plays an important role in achieving GVLT’s land conservation mission. The Project Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships, and negotiating and completing complex…

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Sieben Live Stock Seeks a Mechanic and Farm Hand

Posted on: May 01, 2017

Sieben Live Stock Co. in west central Montana is offering a full-time position for a mechanic and farm hand.  See the position announcement here. 

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Thousands of dead South Dakota cattle were likely hypothermic

Posted on: Nov 08, 2013

Many of the thousands of cattle killed in the October 4 blizzard in southwestern South Dakota died of hypothermia, according to state veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven.  Some thought they must have drown, but the relentless rain and snow that buffeted cattle for 12 to 18 hours caused their cardiovascular systems to work overtime.  Pulmonary edema, or the filling of the lungs with body fluid, likely caused deaths of many of the cattle. 

Other cattle likely got trampled as they fled the winds seeking shelter.  Still others walked over steep banks or fell into waterways.  Officials estimate many more months will be required until the final death toll is tallied. 

The Black Hills Community Foundation has established the Rancher Relief Fund that has received more than $700,000 in donations to help affected ranchers recover from the storm.  Fundraising efforts are continuing throughout the state.

For more information, see the Billings Gazette’s article here:  http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/vet-stress-caused-many-cattle-deaths-in-blizzard/article_3bb523c0-30f8-56a1-bbd4-929ad1bdb5d3.html

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