Daily Archives: June 12, 2009

Video Feature: Implanting Cattle Properly

Video Feature:  Implanting Cattle Properly

Matt Claeys, Purdue Beef Extension Specialist,  illustrates the proper method for implanting beef cattle.

BeefTalk: The Curves Are Getting Tight

BeefTalk: The Curves Are Getting Tight

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The Curves are Getting Tighter! The Curves are Getting Tighter!

Each operation needs to complete an inventory of principle resources available and review potential income sources.

Tight curves on any roadway require a driver to slow down. Even if one is familiar with the road, changing conditions create unpredictability.


ND All Breeds Cattle Tour meeting planned

ND All Breeds Cattle Tour meeting planned

Tri State Livestock News

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Seedstock Council will host the 23rd annual All Breeds Cattle Tour in the Belfield/Medora, ND, area this fall, and planning for the event will begin soon. Those who are interested should contact NDSA Member Services Director Tracey Koester at (701) 223-2522 or tkoester@ndstockmen.org to ensure a spot on the tour.


Q&A: What would help keep the cows out of the pond in the summer?

Q&A:   What would help keep the cows out of the pond in the summer?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   There are sure reasons not to allow cattle full access to water in a pond. If the weather is hot, many times cattle will use the pond not only as a place to get a drink, but will stand in the pond to cool themselves.


A.I. for the commercial cattlemen

A.I. for the commercial cattlemen

Troy Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Suppose you gathered up exactly one hundred cow-calf producers representing a true cross-section of the commercial industry. And just suppose you asked all among the crowd who currently use artificial insemination in their operations to raise their hands. It’s


IRS Increases Enforcement Action on Ranchers

IRS Increases Enforcement Action on Ranchers

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

Enforcement action by the Internal Revenue Service has actually increased in recent months in the farming, horse and livestock fields, partly due to the need for the government to raise revenue, and partly due to an increase in taxpayers failing to file tax returns or failure to pay taxes owed. One of the principal problems with getting audited is that the IRS considers losses to be a red flag for the idea that you are operating a hobby rather than a business in the farming, horse and livestock industries, particularly if you have a principal occupation other than farming.


32 Cattle Herds Quarantined Because Of Bovine TB

32 Cattle Herds Quarantined Because Of Bovine TB


Officials have now quarantined 32 herds with about 15,000 adult cattle in north-central Nebraska, so testing for bovine tuberculosis can be completed.

State Agriculture Director Greg Ibach (eye-BAW) said Thursday that most of those herds were quarantined because the animals had contact with a Rock County herd where two animals have tested positive for bovine TB.