By: Mike McDonnell
The Montana Stockgrowers Annual Convention & Trade Show was held in Billings last week. Marking the 130th year, this annual event brings cattle producers from throughout the state to exchange ideas and network. While I am unaware of anyone from the first meeting making an appearance, the convention and trade show was well attended with a good mix of established cattlemen and young producers in attendance.
In addition to the numerous vendors, the convention offers producers the opportunity to attend a wide range of educational seminars ranging from farm & ranch estate planning to strategies for developing a successful breeding program.
Every year the Montana Stockgrowers honors the individuals who have taken on leadership roles in the past and present through the “Leaders and Legends” dinner. Hall and Hall has had the honor to sponsor this event the past several years.
With the cattle market reaching historic highs, and many people perception of the cattle industry being developed through re-runs of Dallas, individuals outside of the industry often overlook the hard work and dedication of individuals like those honored at the dinner and attending the larger event. While the caption below thanks Hall and Hall for sponsoring the dinner, we would like to extend our thanks to the multiple generations of farmers and ranchers that have, in large part, made what we do possible. With the end of the year rapidly approaching we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year!