May 2014


CT: May 02, 2014 13:45:57 CST
SEEK TAX ADVICE ON TREATMENT OF CASUALTY LOSSES
Last fall a freak early snow storm killed thousands of livestock and horses in South Dakota. Ranchers suffered a tremendous monetary loss of prized livestock and horses. More recently in Kentucky, eight horses were killed in a fire, four of which were yearlings slated for the Keeneland September sale. Three of the four were uninsured.

CT: May 02, 2014 13:48:00 CST
REAL TIME DATA COLLECTION STREAMLINES RECORD KEEPING
Improvement comes with many platforms in the beef industry. Trying to keep track of all the data that explains enhancement in efficiencies or reveals there is something drastically wrong with conception rates or percentage of live calves is a challenge faced by many producers.

CT: May 06, 2014 15:30:19 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- HIGHER PRICES DEMAND TIGHTER MANAGEMENT FOCUS
“Cattle and beef dynamics will depend on precipitation patterns during the remainder of 2014,” say analysts in the April Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.

CT: May 08, 2014 15:31:51 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- TALL, DARK & HANDSOME
I can tell how old you are just by the horses you know.

CT: May 08, 2014 15:34:52 CST
PRODUCERS MUST BE PROFICIENT IN FORAGE MANAGEMENT
Over the last few issues we've been discussing steps that can be taken to improve production and performance to best take advantage of the unprecedented cattle markets.

CT: May 12, 2014 15:40:54 CST
GET A HEAD START ON POND WEED PROBLEMS
The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and yes, the weeds are starting to grow in your fishing pond. Don't let them get out of hand! Start your weed management program early, before the problem becomes too difficult to treat.

CT: May 13, 2014 15:52:37 CST
REGIONAL BEEF CATTLE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE
The 2014 Regional Beef Cattle Conference will focus on “Rebuilding for a Sustainable Future.”

CT: May 20, 2014 09:46:55 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- PHOENIX HALF-LIFE
Delmar Jacobs could be deceptively quick. Eunice Nicklecock had barely rolled to a stop. Yet, here was Delmar, with the motor to his power washer roaring, the wand in his hand, taking aim…

CT: May 20, 2014 09:49:43 CST
PRODUCERS SHOULD TAKE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE FORAGE
As we continue the discussion of how to make the most of the strong cattle markets the industry has been experiencing, we should expand on the sub-topic we started the last time; that of producing quality forages.

CT: May 21, 2014 14:59:37 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- DON'T BE AN HEIR HEAD
I don't know if anyone under the age of 40 reads this column because it's over 12 words in length and I actually spell out words instead of using texting shortcuts.








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