USDA announces new research for cattle diseases

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Wednesday morning in Belgrade, USDA undersecretary Greg Ibach spoke with Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte.

Ibach announced new outdoor testing for studying brucellosis, a disease in livestock and wildlife.

He said brucellosis is an issue affecting Montana cattle producers.

Ibach said the new research will not only help Montanans but cattle producers across the U.S.

“I don’t expect this to happen in a year or maybe even two — this is something that’s going to take some time,” he said.

Ibach said he’s hopeful this new way of studying brucellosis will lead to a vaccine for the disease.