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2020 Line 1 and Angus Bull Sale

Saturday, 22 February 2020

11am - 1 pm

at the Livestock and Range Research Laboratory

243 Fort Keogh Road

Miles City, MT 59301

Select animals will be available for viewing in pens near the Scale house



The Fort Keogh Rangeland Beef Cattle Research Facility in Miles City has requested assistance from the engineering unit of the Montana National Guard in Miles City to assist in a road work project. The road improvement project is at no cost to Fort Keogh. Without the assistance of the National Guard, Fort Keogh would be unable to complete this improvement project as funds are not available to procure this service.

Any qualified organizations or private individuals interested in conducting the listed road repair service at no cost, who have questions or wish to object to the National Guard providing this service may contact Amy Bontrager, Administrative Office, USDA-ARS, Fort Keogh at 406-874-8239.


2019 School Tours 

The Livestock and Range Research Laboratory will host First and Fifth Grade classes from the region to inspire interest in agriculture and science in our future generations.  For more information please call 406-874-8219.


 Hoofin' it for Hunger

Next Race:  Saturday, October 12, 2019
Race Day Registration 7 a.m.
1/2 Marathon begins at 8:30 a.m.
10K begin at 9:30 a.m.

5K begin at 10:00a.m.
1 or 2 mile Fun Run/Walk - 10:30 a.m.

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

Spaghetti Dinner - Friday, October 11, 2019
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:*



Registration Form (.pdf)

Sponsor Form (.pdf)

Map of Race routes - (.jpg) 

 April 2017


Scientists from US Dairy & Forage Research Center, USDA ARS facility in Madison, WI, join US Livestock and Range Research Laboratory scientists at Fort Keogh in taking a break and enjoying some Hamburgers made from Fort Keogh beef, raised on site through the cooperative agreement in place with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.  Scientists spent the day discussing projects and brainstorming how the work from the two sites could be mutually beneficial.


March 2017

*Rekindling the Flame

by Martha Mintz, The Furrow

January 2016

*Builders of Beef

by Martha Mintz, The Furrow


*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

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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.


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