Recent Blog Posts

  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    September 1, 2018
    Properly caring for horses or livestock during a threatening storm requires careful planning and preparation. No one is immune to disaster and that’s why we implement strategies and plans to overcome dangerous weather. No matter what the disaster may be, it never hurts to be prepared.
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  • The Impact of Forage Quantity and Quality on Beef Nutrition

    August 1, 2018
    Management of beef cattle nutrition ideally should be based on the quantity and quality of forage, as well as animal considerations such as body condition score, physiological status and production goals, according to information from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (formerly Texas Agricultural Extension Service).
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 1, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    May 1, 2018
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • Advantages of Mineral Tubs

    April 1, 2018
    It can be difficult to ensure your cattle have a balanced diet rich in essential minerals once you allow them to range and forage throughout a large pasture. Mineral tubs can be the answer to making sure your cattle have the proper nutrition. What Are Mineral Tubs and Their Benefits?
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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    February 1, 2018
    No matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    January 15, 2018
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • Preparing Your Cows For Winter

    November 15, 2017
    Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy.
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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    July 1, 2017
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • Worth Lucas Jr. Named 2016 Cattleman of the Year

    March 16, 2017
    Worth Lucas Jr. grew up in Luling, Tx. surrounded by watermelon patches, turkey farms and cattle. He moved to Matagorda County when he met his wife and now runs a cow/calf operation headquartered in Van Vleck, Texas on a ranch that’s rich in family history and tradition.
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