The Cattle Business Weekly
  • 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. 
  •  Nebraska State District Court Judge Mark Kozisek issued a Temporary Injunction in a landowner lawsuit against TransCanada. The Order halts condemnation cases along the proposed TransCanada Keystone Pipeline XL route in northern Nebraska. 
  • State Agriculture Department Director Greg Ibach says the latest USDA statistics show that Nebraska had 2.55 million cattle in feedlots on Jan. 1. That was ahead of Texas’ 2.51 million and Kansas’ 2.18 million. 
  • Those being honored are Nick Reimann, Brent Beitelspacher, Logan Rau, DJ Fischer and Lisa (Reimer) Johnson. The four men were lost in a plane crash in April 2014 while Johnson passed a few months later after a battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. 
  • To address key forage production and management issues in Minnesota, a series of Forage Workshops are being held this month. 
  • Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award. 
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