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* * 2022 Grazing Rate * *


The base or minimum rate charged per animal-unit-month (AUM) on state trust grazing lands is calculated annually using a formula set in state law (§77-6-507(2), MCA). That formula takes the average price per pound of beef cattle in Montana for the previous year, times a multiplier established by the Board of Land Commissioners.

Beef cattle prices are provided to the Department each year by the Montana Agricultural Statistics Service. The market year price used to set the 2022 rental rate is $1.2247/lb.


The current multiplier set by the Land Board in 2011 is 10.48.
The 2022 rate is calculated as follows:

$1.2247/lb. X 10.48 = $12.83/AUM