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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Fort Keogh Events 


 Hoofin' it for Hunger

Next Race:  Sunday, October 11, 2015
Race Day Registration 7 a.m.
1/2 Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.
5K&10K begin at 8:30 a.m.
1 or 2 mile Fun Run/Walk - 9:30 a.m.

At Fort Keogh, 243 Fort Keogh Road, Miles City, MT 

Spaghetti Dinner - Saturday, October 11, 2014
Range Rider's Museum 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Free for all race participants, packet pick-up will be available on site. Bring a friend too ... it's a freewill donation for guests.

Register online at:*

Results 2014 -*

Results 2013 (.pdf)

Results 2012 (.pdf)


Registration Form (.pdf)

Sponsor Form (.pdf)

Map of Race routes - (.jpg) 


*Fighting a pernicious weed with fire

September 2012

Early weaning could improve heifer and steer performance - Richard Waterman



November 30, 2011

* Andy Roberts talks about "Seeking Efficiency in the Cow Herd" at the Range Beef Cow Symposium in Mitchell, Nebraska.


News Release:

July 27, 2011 - ARS and NIFA team up to educate stakeholders*


News Release:

Bye-Bye, Hoppers by Kinda Gordon, Beef Magazine May 26, 2006

News Release:

Season of Birth Affects Calf Growth on Great Plains - By Erin Peabody   April 18, 2006

Story can be found at:

Journal Article this story refers to can be found at:


Hereford cow and calf at the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory,  Miles City, Mont.

Copies still available of the book -

Eighty Years of Vegetation and Landscape Changes in the Northern Great Plains: A Photographic Record  by Keith Klement, Rod Heitschmidt and Charles Kay.

email: for a free hard copy.

Also, this publication is still available online at:

*Goes to a non-federal site

USDA, ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
243 Fort Keogh Rd., Miles City, MT  59301
Phone: 406-874-8200, Fax:  406-874-8289

ARS News Articles

USDA Study Shows Benefits of Weaning Calves Early
Aug 29, 2013
USDA Study Shows Benefits of Weaning Calves Early
Aug 29, 2013
International Partners Improve Cattle Breeding
Oct 06, 2011
Strategies Developed for More Efficient Beef Cattle Production
Jan 19, 2011
New Fungi Could Curb Grasshopper Populations
Jan 06, 2011
A New Way to Use Herbicides: To Sterilize, Not Kill Weeds
May 05, 2010
Eliminating Weeds Could Put More Cows on the Pasture
Apr 28, 2010
Springtime Sheep Grazing Helps Control Leafy Spurge
Sep 29, 2009
Study Shows Why North America Tree is Invasive in Europe
Jul 14, 2009
Spraying Herbicide on Invasive Weeds Doesn't Always Pay, Study Shows
Jun 30, 2009
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces $176 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Improve Research Capacity at Laboratories in 29 States
Jun 19, 2009
Feral Cattle Isolated and Genetically Distinct
Sep 09, 2008
Season of Birth Affects Calf Growth on Great Plains
Apr 18, 2006
Seeded Pastures Can Sustain Cattle--and Native Rangelands
Feb 14, 2006
Fertility Study Looks at Ovulation's Intricate Workings
May 31, 2005
USDA Livestock and Range Research Lab Expansion Unveiled
Aug 11, 2004
Sorting Out the Genes Behind Leaner Beef
Jul 19, 2004
Model Helps Cattle Breeders Evaluate Multiple Traits
Apr 24, 2003
Paving the Way for More Widespread Artificial Insemination of Beef Cows
Apr 16, 2003
Dealing With Drought: What Ranchers Should Know Before Independence Day
Oct 10, 2002
Montana Research Facilities To Expand
Aug 09, 2002
New ARS Publication Charts 80 Years of Vegetation Changes in the Northern Plains
Nov 14, 2001
Calving Research Helps Producers and Heifers
Jul 23, 2001
Research Aims To Help Ranchers Manage Forage
Nov 06, 2000
Researchers Help Cattle Breeders Optimize Profit and Desired Beef Traits
Dec 09, 1999
Elk Study May Help Cattle
Jun 24, 1997
More Fat in Bossy's Diet Helps Baby Calves Stay Warm
Feb 18, 1997
Last Modified: 11/5/2014