Feeder Cattle Push Higher At Market

USDA analysts say feeder cattle numbers are continuing to rise, and are most likely to keep going strong for the foreseeable future.  The Drovers Cattle Network has the full story.     
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AQHA World Show Sale Adds Bonus Program

AQHA LogoStarting at the 2014 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show Sale, buyers have an added appeal for purchasing a horse at the sale. A new AQHA World Show Sale bonus program will attract more buyers and also give breeders and trainers an incentive to consign their horse to the 2014 AQHA World Show Sale.

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Topsail Whiz Becomes 
NRHA’s First Ten Million Dollar Sire

topsailwhizjbTopsail WhizNo stranger to setting new records Topsail Whiz officially became the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) first Ten Million Dollar Sire. The late Topsail Whiz soared to uncharted territory when he became NRHA’s first Six Million Dollar Sire in 2009 and continued to surpass others by achieving the first Seven Million Dollar Sire status in 2010, Eight Million Dollar Sire status in 2011, and Nine Million Dollar Sire status in 2012.

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Metallika and Rice Brothers Claim BI Derby Open Title

Metallika TRice SRiceMetallika with Scotty (left) and Tag RiceMetallika, a gelding with $8,001 in prior cutting earnings before heading to the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) in Tulsa, Okla., returned to Texas with more than $92,000 earned and as the BI Derby Open Champion for his owner Scotty Rice, after marking a 225 in Saturday’s finals with his trainer and Scotty’s brother, Tag.
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Twelve NRCHA Shows Approved For APHA World Show Qualifying

LenasBuddyNic BButtarsLenas Buddy Nic, a Paint gelding shown by Brandon Buttars and owned by Bitterroot Springs Ranch, at the 2014 NRCHA Hackamore Classic, an event that counts toward APHA World Show qualification.The quest to qualify Paint working cow horses for the American Paint Horse Association (APHA’s) annual World Show is now simpler, thanks to an agreement between APHA and the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA).

California Chrome Wins Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome scored his sixth consecutive victory in Saturday’s $1.5-million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, Md. Trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will now try to win the Triple Crown when he goes postward in the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Read more at […]

Colorado Horse Euthanized After Testing Positive For Neurologic EHV-1

The Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has notified the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office that a horse which was showing signs consistent with equine herpes myeloencephalitis (the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1) earlier this week has tested positive for EHV-1. The horse was euthanized due to complications with the virus. […]
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Husband & Wife Tie For IRHA/NRHA Derby Open Win

ebonyspookCo-Champions Ebony Spook and Ann Poels FonckThe Euro 83,750-added IRHA/NRHA Derby Open finals attracted a large crowd and the horses and riders showcased the sport of reining at its best. Making the finals all the more thrilling were the champions: sharing the Euro 32,000-added Derby Level 4 Open title were husband and wife team Ann Poels Fonck and Bernard Fonck, after posting dual scores of 228.