Montana was the 6th State Association Chartered in the US.

May 21, 1974



Despite stormy weather and bad roads, 21 hardy Gelbvieh enthusiasts turned out on May 21, 1974, at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown to form the Montana Gelbvieh Association and to elect a board of directors.  Those elected were:  Clyde Hawks, St. Xavier;  Duane Mathison, Miles City;  Randy Ridgeway, Stanford;  Ray Hill, Raynesford;  H.W. (Ray) Burns, Big Timber;  Jerry Mosher, Augusta;  Ray Williams, Landusky;  Jack Schmitt, Geyser; and Phil Haglund, Jr., Brockway.


The Board of Directors present, met and elected Ray Hill president, Phil Haglund, Jr., vice president, and Jack Schmitt secretary-treasurer.


Others who have become members up to this time, include: 

Ayers Ranch Colony, Grass Range

Robert and Jean Anderson, Raynesford

XZ Ranch, Dave Roen, Stanford

Boe Ranch Co., Rasmus Boe, McLeod

George D. Smith, Roundup

Del Hardy, Miles City

John Holzer, Stanford

Robert and Evelyn McCloy, Circle

Wilbur L. Larson, Circle

Yarger Inc., Floyd R. Yarger, Circle

Burt and Emma DeLay, Glasgow.



The first Montana Gelbvieh Association sale will be held as part of the Montana Livestock Expo, December 6, 1974, at the Montana State Fairgrounds in Great Falls, Montana. 


The Gelbvieh tour to Germany will be September 5 through the 17.  Contact the AGA office.


The AGA 3rd annual convention is to be held at Vail, Colorado, September 27 - 29, 1974.


                                                                        -------- Montana Gelbvieh News, No1, July 19. 1974