It is a cold January night in Denver. Imagine there are over 5,000 people in the event center who paid for their seat, the crowd is definitely excited and standing on their feet cheering and the music is modern and upbeat. So it must be the Avalanche or the Nuggets entering to make a guest appearance? No. Could it be a Broncos rally for the AFC Championship? Nope. This is hard to imagine! The crowd has just seen a feed team race and watched mules race through the poles at the National Western Stock Show [NWSS]. The music gets a…
I never thought I would ever write an article on this subject. Almost all of my clients here in Northwest Iowa have had a livestock background and in treating their horses I would leave them medicine which needed to be given by subcutaneous or intramuscular routes, and they would just do it as prescribed. Intravenous administration of drugs was always a different story as many of my clients could not perform this procedure. If it was not practical for me to visit the premises and give the IVs, I would have to teach them how and where to perform an…
(From the July, August & September Breeder's Gazettes and general news sources of the period) On July 6th of that year, TWA made its first air shipment of livestock-from St. Louis to Newark, New Jersey. You wonder what the livestock was? So do I. Somehow I doubt that it involved horses-more likely chickens or ducks. On the other hand, are chickens livestock? They sure enough aren't mammals. But do you have to be a mammal to be livestock? I am willing to leave that with the county board of supervisors or the Iowa Supreme Court to decide. About 32 or…
(From the general news of the time and the 1957 Belgian Review) You just can't beat a celebrity wedding for a news item on almost the last day of June. In 1956, that is when playwright Arthur Miller and actress Marilyn Monroe got hitched officially. I'm sure there were lots of stale jokes about the beauty and the brain. It was his second trip down the aisle and her third. Just a couple years earlier she had married Joe DiMaggio, the center fielder and home run hitter for the New York Yankees-also known as the Yankee Clipper. From baseball to…
(from our own DHJ and the general news sources of the period) Royalty and Anarchy vied for the headlines in British newspapers as the days of July dwindled down to a precious few ... like three. On July 29, 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married in a ceremony witnessed by a couple thousand, or however many people you can cram into St. Paul's Cathedral-plus the unnumbered thousands who listened via radios or viewed it on the newest adult toy, color television. The ceremony took about an hour and the monarchy could once more heave a sigh of…
Disclaimer - This article is intended as general discussion and information on the topic covered, and is not to be construed as rendering legal advice. If legal advice is needed, you should contact an attorney. This article may not be reprinted or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of the author. Many draft horse owners have a pick-up truck and a stock trailer. This is almost a necessity in the modern horse world. Most drivers feel secure that their license is sufficient and their trailer is in compliance with the law, since the salesman told them so. Since…
One of America’s leading cattlemen, John Tennyson of Skagvale Holsteins, addressed a large group of Canadian Holstein breeders a few years ago. In the course of his speech he chastised Holstein breeders across Canada, suggesting they avoid single trait selection to improve their cattle. Tennyson stated continuous single trait selection was a dangerous course for livestock breeders to follow. He cited examples of several livestock breeds destroyed by the practice. Tennyson then focused on the Holstein cattle bred in the United States. He suggested his fellow breeders, ever breeding for greater performance, had sacrificed all else for R.O.P. He concluded…
Individual human social security card identification, driver’s license, passport, hunting license, grocery card, backstage pass, hospital arm band, individual motor vehicle registration, airport security credentials, brand laws, earmarks, Sheriff’s badge, individual I.D. tattoos on a horse’s lip, individual bovine brucellosis vaccination ear tags, country of origin labeling, premises registration, city dog tags and registration! All of the above restrict personal freedom. But most of us have conceded to some or many or all of these requirements. Convenience? Security? Protection? Necessity? Voluntary? Mandatory? We as citizens have come to appreciate there is a trade-off, the loss of individual freedom, for the…

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