The Alternative Livestock Advisory Council will meet Monday, April 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Department of Livestock conference room, room 319, at the corner of Sixth and Roberts in Helena. Tentative agenda items include an overview of hybrid testing programs and regulations, Chronic Wasting Disease information from other states, and exhibition policies in place for deer and elk.
The five-member Alternative Livestock Advisory Council meets as required to discuss issues related to the regulation and licensing of alternative livestock facilities in Montana. Council members include representatives from the Board of Livestock, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission, an alternative livestock facility licensee, a representative of sportsmen and women and a veterinarian. The Council advises the Board of Livestock and the FWP Commission on issues related to the administration of alternative livestock ranching in the state.
The Department of Livestock regulates animal health and disease; animal identification and inspection; transportation; and interior animal-handling operations on alternative livestock ranches. FWP regulates alternative livestock licensing; reporting; record keeping; exterior fencing; classification of species; removal of game animals from alternative livestock facilities; unlawful capture of game animals; inspection and related enforcement.
The public is invited to the meeting. For further information or a detailed agenda, contact Karen Cooper at 406-444-9431 or Tim Feldner at 406-444-4039.