Ruby Valley Meats

With ranchers having to expand and diversity to make ends meet, and with the onset of Covid making the beef supplies scarce in grocery stores, Ruby Valley Meat came to fruition in Sheridan, Montana. The 5 L Ranch expanded into the retail beef business and opened, Ruby Valley Meats, a store front to market their…

Why Pick Twin Bridges as Your Home

If you like small towns, you might want to pick Twin Bridges, Montana as your next home. With a population of 417 people, it is the 110th largest community in Montana and it is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white collar. According to neighboerhoodscout.com, there are especially a lot of people living in Twin Bridges who…

1st Annual 406 Grazing Academy

Ranchers wanting to hone their grazing management skills are encouraged to register for this year’s 406 Grazing Academy. The 3-day, hands-on workshop is offered cooperatively by the Rangeland Resources Program in the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana State University Extension Range Management, and Montana State University’s Dan Scott Ranch Management Program. Registration…

Happy National Ag Day!

Through a global pandemic, droughts, and freezing weather, our farmers and ranchers keep on going. Thank you for feeding the world, clothing us, and caring for our land no matter the cost.

Montana Ranch and Recreational Property Real Estate Assessment 2020

By Rod Freeman, Realtor and Member of Montana Ranch Properties, a division of BHHS Montana Properties.  Montana Ranch Properties specializes in recreational, agriculture, land, and sporting properties across the state of Montana.  BHHS Montana Properties is the largest volume Real Estate firm in Montana with 17 offices across Western Montana.  My personal web site is…

Ranchers & Local Business Helps Raise Over $20,000 for a Cure

At the Second Annual Calves to Cure DMD sale, 56 head of cattle went through the ring for a cause at Billings Livestock Commission on September 17, 2020 to raise over $20,000. 406 Precision of Twin Bridges, Montana helped the cause by giving all contributors a chance to win a Ruger 6.5 Creedmore that they…

MONTANA’S WILD PLACES

CENTENNIAL VALLEY According to The Nature Conservancy, “The Centennial looks very much as it did more than a century ago.” This broad east-west valley is home to extensive wetlands, in fact, it is the largest wetland in the entire Yellowstone Ecosystem. Two large lakes, the Upper and Lower Red Rock Lakes dominate much of the…

Hidden Jewels

When most visitors consider visiting Montana or other western states, there are certain recreational magnets that attract the most attention – national parks such as Yellowstone or Glacier, or large Wilderness areas such as the Bob Marshall, Absaroka-Beartooth, Great Bear or the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. However tucked away across Montana are a…

Rules of the Road When Passing Horseback Parties and Livestock

An issue that is important for all drivers of any vehicle on Montana roads, particularly on more private county roads that connect ranches and pastures in this great state, is how to safely and with courtesy, approach horse-back riders and livestock sharing these same roads.    I ride our roads periodically and am often astonished…