Daily Archives: February 15, 2012

NCBA Blasts President Obama’s Proposed Estate Tax Exemption Decrease

NCBA Blasts President Obama’s Proposed Estate Tax Exemption Decrease

Oklahoma Farm Report

The president’s budget proposes an estate tax at a $3.5 million exemption level with a maximum tax rate of 45 percent. As a result of a last-minute fix passed through Congress in December 2010, the current estate tax exemption level is $5 million per individual and $10 million per couple with a maximum tax rate of 35 percent.

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Cattle rustler caught after $1 million heist

Cattle rustler caught after $1 million heist

Sarah Stewart

KFOR-TV

A Missouri man is behind bars in our state, accused of trying to cheat an Oklahoma businessman out of almost $1 million. Robb Taylor, owner of Perkins Livestock, says he’d dealt with Donald Garrett before and never had any problems. 

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New Livestock Disease Control Strategy for U.S.

New Livestock Disease Control Strategy for U.S.

Western Livestock Journal

Foot-and mouth disease is a highly infectious and sometimes fatal viral disease affecting wild and domestic cloven-hoofed animals. It causes high fevers and blisters inside the mouth and on the feet, and may leave animals lame.

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Cattle Sales Moving to Debit Cards

Cattle Sales Moving to Debit Cards

Katie Micik

DTN

A livestock market and an order buyer will begin using a debit card to complete their cattle sales later this spring, a move orchestrated by an National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s working group formed after Eastern Livestock Company sent $130 million of bad checks to cattlemen nationwide.

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More Ag Criticism of President’s Budget Proposals

More Ag Criticism of President’s Budget Proposals

Chris Clayton

DTN

Complaints continue to roll in from people about President Obama’s fiscal-year 2013 budget proposal.

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Cagwin, Carmichael And George Join Livestock Marketeers Hall Of Fame

Cagwin, Carmichael And George Join Livestock Marketeers Hall Of Fame

BEEF

The Livestock Marketeers group was started in 1965 by Harry Green, Ross Miller and Claud Willett. Their purpose was to form a fraternal organization of livestock professionals, and to make annual awards in order to encourage younger members of the industry to succeed in their chosen profession.

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The Cost to Graze Is on the Rise

The Cost to Graze Is on the Rise

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

Most people agree that overall, pasture rental rates will increase this year. Of course, weather conditions will impact that as we move into spring. So, with all the variables, how do you determine what’s a fair price?

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Reducing stress in cattle, and how it improves overall performance

Reducing stress in cattle, and how it improves overall performance

Heather Hamilton

Tri State Livestock News

Recording temperament levels of animals within a herd can enable producers to eliminate, or select against, highly stressed animals, and thus improve productivity in multiple economically important areas, explained University of Wyoming Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Steve Paisley, during WESTI Ag Days in Worland, WY, on Feb. 7.

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If A Smaller Cattle Herd Brings Higher Prices, Why Would The Industry Want To Expand?

If A Smaller Cattle Herd Brings Higher Prices, Why Would The Industry Want To Expand?

Brenda Boetel

University of Wisconsin

The January 2012 Cattle report provides numbers to indicate this is the smallest cattle herd since 1952.  However, it should be noted that beef production totaled over 26 billion pounds in 2011, compared to about 10 billion in 1952.

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K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day 2012 Set for March 2

K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day 2012 Set for March 2

Mary Lou Peter

Gardner Edge

Kansas State University will host its 99th Annual Cattlemen’s Day on Friday, March 2, on the university’s Manhattan campus. The day kicks off at 8 a.m.

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