• Mike Mutch (right) uses gender-sorted semen to help him produce a higher percentage of females in his North Carolina Angus herd. Veterinarian Richard Kirkman AIs Mutch's herd. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Boyd Kidwell)

    Ways AI Pays

    Mike Mutch has a unique business plan. He artificially inseminates (AIs) commercial Angus cows with semen from top sires. He then breeds heifers from the cross and keeps the young females for one or two calves. After that, he sells proven three- to four-year-old cows to...

  • Converting a C-corporation into an S-corporation used to come with lengthy, expensive restrictions on asset sales but 2017's tax reform cut those penalties in half. (DTN file photo by Katie Dehlinger)

    Change Your Tax Mindset - 3

    The new tax law makes it easier than ever for farmers to convert their C-corporations to S-Corporations. While changing business structures can be complicated, tax experts say it gives your heirs flexibility to sell land and helps you qualify for new deductions.

  • DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was stronger on average at $154 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DTN DDG Weekly Update

    The DTN domestic distillers dried grains average price was higher at $154 per ton for the week ended Dec. 6.

Livestock Perspectives

Harrington's Sort & Cull

John Harrington
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