The Cattle Business Weekly
  • Cindy Cartwright was sentenced to a six year deferred sentence by Judge Jeffrey Sherlock for felony theft by embezzlement. 
  • The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015.  
  • The Supreme Court says Nebraska should pay $3.7 million in damages to Kansas in a long-running legal dispute over use of water from the Republican River. 
  • Spring/summer open burning season began Sunday, March 1 and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reminds people that only clean, untreated wood and plant material can be burned legally.   
  • Minnesota corn growers produced 1.18 billion bushels in 2014, the seventh largest on record, but the lowest since 2008 . 
  • Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says 57-year-old Ervin Jacob, of Omaha, is in custody on multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing eight cattle from a farm in Lewis over two weeks last May and June. 
  • The 2015 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Royal Ice Sale featured 24 embryos packages, 5 flushes and 6 semen packages.  
  • Two people were accused of stealing more than $30,000 worth of hogs, cattle and equipment in more than 20 burglaries in southeastern Iowa. 
  • Gov. Jack Dalrymple pressed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to continue advancing permanent flood protection for the Fargo area and the Souris River Basin recently.  
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), is hosting meetings for cattle producers in South Dakota. Presenters will provide educational information about the latest in keeping calves healthy and improving the performance of herds. 
  • Contestants will create a one-minute video that focuses on calves that have received nutritional support to help put them on the path to optimal health and performance. Each video should also address how the contestants identify a calf in need of nutritional support and how they feel when their calves are thriving. 
  • Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help them find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2015. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it’s gourmet or down-home style. 
  • A case of BSE disease has been confirmed in a beef cow from Alberta. 
  • Senate Bill 178, introduced Feb. 11 in the Kansas legislature, seeks to amend the long-standing law for appraisal of agricultural land.  Kansas, like 43 other states, has a time-tested, constitutionally-mandated method of taxing agricultural land based upon the income a landowner can expect to produce. 
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