Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Transporting Foals

April 04, 1997

The necessity of foals being shipped can arise for a variety of different reasons, including traveling with the mare to a breeding farm, moving to a new farm after purchase, or traveling to a hospital due to illness or injury of the foal or mare.... Read More

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How Do You Own Your Business?

April 01, 1997

A question often put to attorneys is: "Should I incorporate my (fill in the blank) business?" The answer depends on several factors, and involves weighing the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of ownership that can be chosen for ... Read More

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Endophyte-Infested Fescue: Hidden Dangers

March 01, 1997

Horse breeders noticed that they were having foaling problems with some mares which were grazing fescue grass or being fed fescue hay. Cattle producers reported that steers on fescue pastures or being fed fescue hay appeared to be unthrifty and that ... Read More

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Using Equine Activity Losses To Achieve Overall Tax Savings

February 01, 1997

Most performance horse owners begin their horse ownership and performance horse activities for purposes other than pecuniary (monetary) gain. Nevertheless, many hope eventually to turn a profit as their horse progresses in skill or as their... Read More

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Growing Horses and Soil Quality

January 01, 1997

Whether you currently own a farm or are in the process of looking for one, the land itself is a consideration beyond location, outbuildings, acreage, and price. The vegetation, soil, water, and bedrock that are the foundation of the top layer of... Read More

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Contagious Diseases

October 01, 1996

Any horse which is sick and suspected of having a contagious disease should be immediately isolated from the healthy stock. If possible, a single person should be assigned to the care of this animal, and that person should be educated to use proper ... Read More

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Bedding for Horses

October 01, 1996

Like humans, horses prefer to dwell in comfort. When at rest, the horse seeks a soothing environment--protected from the elements and predators, easy on his feet, and soft against his body. The domesticated horse must live in the enclosure that... Read More

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Estate Planning

September 01, 1996

What happens to your horse in the time between your death and probate of your will? When your will actually goes through the probate process, will your wishes regarding care of your horse be enforceable? Will they be honored by the probate court?... Read More

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Like-Kind Exchanges

July 01, 1996

When a taxpayer sells a performance horse at a profit, generally that realized profit is recognized and subject to tax as either ordinary income or capital gain. The like-kind exchange rules provide a special exception that allows taxpayers to avoid ... Read More

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American Horse Council: Watchdog In Washington

July 01, 1996

There are an estimated six million equines in the United States. In some states, the horse industry is a multi-billion-dollar business, contributing substantially to the state and local tax base, as well as providing employment, entertainment,... Read More

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Respiratory Disease In Foals

April 01, 1996

What are the best things to do to prevent pneumonia and other problems from happening in the first place? ... Read More

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Footing that Forgives

April 01, 1996

Every horse appreciates sure footing, either on the track or the trail. For the equine athlete, sport-specific footing helps him achieve his best perform-ance. Every athlete, human or equine, must traverse through an environment. His body impact... Read More

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Moving Your Horse Safely

March 01, 1996

I will be moving my horse from Kansas to Virginia in the near future. What preparations can I make to ensure the health of my horse in transit?

With the very mobile population of the United States, this is becoming a very... Read More

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Bee Prepared

March 01, 1996

If you live in the South or Southwest, you have certainly heard, or read, about the northward progression of African honeybees, more sensationally known as "killer bees."

"Elderly Woman Attacked By Killer Bees," The Arizona... Read More

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Taxes and the Home Office

January 01, 1996

Because the IRS criteria for claiming a home-office deduction are so specific, and because the pros and cons of a home-office deduction vary by each individual situation... Read More