Daily Archives: September 1, 2010

Preparing the Cattle for Show with the Clark Family

Preparing the Cattle for Show with the Clark Family

Purina Mills TV

“Preparing the Cattle for Show with the Clark Family” in Covington, OH. The process a family goes through to get their cattle ready for shows.

NCBA at Odds With Partnership

NCBA at Odds With Partnership

Hoosier AG Today

  The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund and Food and Water Watch are joining forces to support the Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration’s proposed rule on livestock marketing. Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are questioning the partnership between the animal rights and environmental activist groups.

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Follow Criteria for Operating Farm as a Business

Follow Criteria for Operating Farm as a Business

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

In hobby loss audits, the IRS sometimes views various types of ranching activities as a means of generating tax losses, rather than a profit-oriented venture. That was the issue in the Tax Court case, Ralph Wesinger, Jr., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue [T.C. Memo 1999-372].

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Hoof Anatomy, Care and Management in Livestock

Hoof Anatomy, Care and Management in Livestock

Kate Hepworth, Animal Sciences Student; Dr. Michael Neary, Extension Animal Scientist; Dr. Simon Kenyon, Extension Veterinarian, Purdue University

The hoof is an extremely important structure in an animal’s body. Although an animal with hoof problems may be able to function, chances are that optimal animal production and performance will be reduced depending upon the severity of the problem.

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National Western Stock Show CEO Stepping Down

National Western Stock Show CEO Stepping Down


After nearly two decades with the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colo. the head wrangler is stepping down. National Western Stock Show President and CEO Pat Grant has announced he will be stepping away from the day to day responsibilities of running the stock show.

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Secrets to Success in Video Auctions

Secrets to Success in Video Auctions

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Joe Lichtie remembers Superior Livestock’s first live video auction. It was 1987, at the Western Stock Show and some 20,000 head changed hands that day. "All the big players were there," recalls Lichtie. "They all sat there, bidding, watching the sale. But when we left the sale barn that day, 85% of the cattle had been sold over the phone to someone not physically at the sale. They had watched the animals on a satellite broadcast. That really opened some eyes."

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No Michigan state fair this year

No Michigan state fair this year



This year, he and his family are home after Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm canceled the fair, saying debt-ridden Michigan could no longer afford to subsidize it. Granholm’s decision makes Michigan the only Midwestern state and one of few nationwide without a state fair.

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Bread and butter: Ex-vegan challenges plant-based diets at farm talk, dinner

Bread and butter: Ex-vegan challenges plant-based diets at farm talk, dinner

Anna Haight

Marin Independent Journal

Tara Smith knows that Lierre Keith is a renegade and somewhat controversial.

The author of "The Vegetarian Myth" and former vegan was pummeled with chili pepper-laced pies at a San Francisco book fair this past March for her views – that a plant-based diet will not be healthy.

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Activists Say State Board Not Doing Enough To Protect Animals

Activists Say State Board Not Doing Enough To Protect Animals

Marshall McPeek & Donna Willis


Mercy For Animals released a new, undercover video Tuesday morning, hosted by TV star Bob Barker, that shows the conditions and treatment of calves at an Ohio veal farm.

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The Strains On Calf Supply Are Long-Term

The Strains On Calf Supply Are Long-Term

BEEF Magazine

It’s no secret that cattle supplies continue to dwindle with no end in sight – July’s beef-cow numbers and heifers retained for replacement were both down 2%. But midyear baseline projections from the Food and Agricultural Policy Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri forecasts another 800,000 or so beef cows will be liquidated or not replaced by Jan. 1, 2013

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