Farm Talk


  • Wild horse adoption set in Passaic, Mo.

    The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer approximately 40 wild horses ranging from yearling to five years old to potential adopters at MO-KAN Livestock Market located at Rural Route 2, in Passaic, Missouri.

    March 13, 2012

  • BLM seeks review for ecosanctuary

    As part of an ongoing effort to reform its national Wild Horse and Burro Program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced recently that it has selected for environmental review a private land site proposed as the location for a wild horse ecosanctuary.

    March 13, 2012

  • Horse processing plant in Ozarks drawing opposition

    Emotions ran high last week when a large crowd heard testimony for and against a Wyoming company's proposal to build a horse slaughtering and processing plant in southwest Missouri.

    March 13, 2012

  • Tips for giving horses intramuscular shots

    In the course of owning or caring for horses, it may be necessary to give them intramuscular shots. It is imperative to use only the best areas to apply the shots and be aware of the repercussions of not properly applying the shots.

    March 13, 2012

  • Tax strategy for horse and livestock owners

    The IRS Commissioner has said the IRS is determined to be more aggressive going after Americans who do not file tax returns, overstate their deductions, or who fail to report their offshore accounts, as well as farmers and ranchers who exaggerate depreciation and other deductions.

    March 13, 2012

  • Stacy Westfall Horsefest ready to ride into Springfield

    The 2012 edition of Horsefest marks the eighth year for the event and it promises to offer even more than in the years past.

    March 13, 2012 1 Photo

  • Improperly heated horse barns can cause health problems

    Horse owners who use heated barns to keep water from freezing and to protect horses from cold temperatures during winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.

    December 28, 2011

  • Horse owners need to be aware of EHV-1

    The outbreak of this infectious disease has been traced to the National Cutting Horse Associations’ Western National Championships in Odgen, Utah, which happened from April 30 to May 8.

    June 1, 2011

  • Equine-boarding checklists helps ensure happy horses and horse owners

    In short, the more horse-care matters for which a facility takes responsibility, the less an individual owner boarding his or her animal at the facility can expect to control specific details of the horse’s care.

    March 1, 2011

  • Analyze mare reproductive efficiency

    To promote good conception and foaling rates, the horse breeder first must identify the farm's efficiency status and compare it to a realistic optimum.

    March 1, 2011

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