Montana Department of Livestock

Here to serve the people of Montana and its livestock industry.

Milk Control Program Information

Contact Information

Department of Livestock
Milk Control Program
1225 8th Ave
PO Box 202003
Helena, MT 59620-2003
(406) 444-2875
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Board Members

Chair - Ken Bryan

Board Member - Brian C. Beerman

Board Member - Staci Ketchum

Board Member - W. Scott Mitchell

Board Member - Travis Stroh

For more Board Member information please click HERE.

Milk Control

The Board of Milk Control is administratively attached to the Department of Livestock, which provides staff to assist the Board of Milk Control in administering the Milk Control Act. The chart below shows the relationship between the Board of Milk Control and the Department of Livestock and differentiates between the department's two bureaus that regulate Montana's dairy industry.

The Montana Milk Control Program was established by the legislature in 1935 to strengthen and diversify Montana's dairy industry through activities promoting the intelligent production and orderly marketing of milk and cream. The Program carries out a variety of statutes and rules enacted by the legislature and the Board of Milk Control. Producers, distributors, and producer-distributors are assessed a fee to fund the Board of Milk Control and Milk Control Program activities.

The mission of the Milk Control Program is to regulate and control the transfer of milk among producers and distributors by enforcing Montana milk control laws and rules. Regulation of the milk market promotes public welfare and helps to maintain a stable market for milk within the State of Montana.


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