PRCA counteroffer expected Tuesday

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is expected on Tuesday to submit a counteroffer to Las Vegas Events regarding the future of the National Finals Rodeo after 2014. Read the latest updates at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Horse slaughter ban stays, for now

On Jan. 13, a New Mexico judge kept in place a temporary ban on opening a horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, N.M., while he weighs whether to allow operations by a company the attorney general calls “a chronic bad actor.” Read the complete story at the Albuquerque Journal.
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Athena Puddy Cat Dies

athenapuddycatAthena Puddy Cat and Brad Mitchell • photo by Midge AmesAthena Puddy Cat, a 14-year-old cutting stallion who earned $282,636 as a performer and had sired earners of more than $690,000 heading into this year, died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 13, following surgery on Jan. 10 to remove an enterolith.

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Colors Of The World

diamondsngunsDiamonds N Guns and Devin Warren • photo by Larry WilliamsThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show, held Nov. 4-17, 2013, always attracts beautifully colored and loudly marked horses to Cowtown. Reiners and working cow horses took over the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 6-8, and Nov. 14-15, the cutters gathered in the Watt Arena for their chance at glory.

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The Broodmare’s Last Trimester

By Justin High, DVM

The New Year brings new expectations for what will be produced from last year's breeding season. After coasting through the last few months of your mare's pregnancy with no problems, we are all struck with the fact of how quickly foaling season is upon us.

Beef Values Climb To Record Price Levels

In the first week of 2014, all classes of beef cattle and beef values climbed to record price levels. According to USDA Market News Reporter Corbitt Wall, compared to the last good test of feeder cattle the week of December 20, feeder cattle and calves sold 3.00-10.00 higher, with instances as much as 20.00 higher. […]

The 35th Annual Augusta Futurity

It all adds up! One night of championship bull riding! Seven days of the best cutting action east of the Mississippi! Eight days to buy the best Western wear, riding equipment and other fancy do-dads! The 35th Augusta Futurity: it all adds up with events for all ages and in the end Augusta wins!

Slave to the Habit

By Anna Mitchell

Change is an inevitable phenomenon that you cannot control. But you can often control the direction of the change by the decisions that you make. Life is about choices, but "habits" often rob us of these choices by becoming an involuntary response rather than a conscious decision.

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Owner And Breeder Buck Daniel Leaves Legacy

buckdanielBuck Daniel with AQHA World Champions Spend Cash and Garden Valley SpiritShortly after experiencing his greatest success in a long and distinguished career as a Quarter Horse owner and breeder, longtime rancher Oscar Lewis “Buck” Daniel passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at age 68, following lingering health issues.

Daniel leaves behind many great memories, and many outstanding horses, his resident horse trainer Jason Hanchey said, adding, “I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about him, and I’ve been around him a long time.”