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Dept. Of Livestock asks to remember swine import requirements


August 26, 2020

The Montana Department of Livestock (DOL) is asking Montanans to follow all animal import requirements to help protect the health of the state’s livestock industries. Recent packing plant closures throughout the country have resulted in a backup of pigs going to feeding and slaughter. Many farmers, especially in Midwest states, continue to seek new outlets for their animals. This has resulted in an influx of pigs coming to Montana for feeding and harvest.

Washington state recently announced its first case of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) associated with pigs importe...

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