Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    March 15, 2019
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • Switching Horse Feeds Safely

    March 1, 2019
    Your horse’s dietary needs will change throughout its life, but it can be tricky to switch horse feeds safely without stressing the animal or causing digestive upsets or nutritional imbalances.
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  • Importance Of Pre Emergent Treatment and Fertilizer

    February 15, 2019
    Similar to many of life’s activities, the health and longevity of your lawn is highly dependent on planning ahead. The use of pre-emergent lawn treatments, including fertilizers and herbicides, is crucial in maintaining a gorgeous green lawn throughout spring and summer.
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    February 1, 2019
    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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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    January 15, 2019
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 1, 2019
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    December 15, 2018
    Falling temperatures, less food, severe storms and hungry predators all make winter a harsh season for birds, but our feathered friends have many tricks to survive even the worst winter.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    December 1, 2018
    Hoof quality is affected by several factors including genetics, environment and nutrition. Some horses inherit weak hooves and that can’t be changed, but proper care and nutrition can help develop and maintain the best hooves genetically possible.
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  • Laying Mulch for Winter

    November 15, 2018
    With winter fast approaching, snow is soon to come. That means it is time to prepare your garden for its winter sleep. This will give your flowers more insulation to come back and flourish. There is not a more important gardening tip than to lay mulch for the winter.
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  • Strategies and Tips for Hunting Whitetails

    November 1, 2018
    Deer hunting season is almost upon us. Many hunters are already visiting their local outdoor shop to pick up the essentials they will need to catch that prized buck near the end of the season.
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  • October Garden Ideas

    October 1, 2018
    Fall is in full force in October, and it is a great month to be active in the garden. From wrapping up the last harvests to winterizing the garden to awesome autumn fun, there are great ways to keep busy in the garden all month long.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    October 1, 2018
    Acclimating yourself to the frigid winter months is certainly a difficult task following the warmth of summer and fall. Furnace maintenance, firewood stacking, and digging out your long johns all become obligatory chores at this time of year.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 15, 2018
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • 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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  • Tips for Keeping your Poultry Hydrated During Hot Weather

    August 15, 2018
    Water is essential in your poultry surviving the hot weather. Here are some tips for keeping your poultry hydrated during the summer months. Position water containers in the shade. If water is too hot (or too cold) chickens will not drink enough to keep egg production up.
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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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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    July 15, 2018
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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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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  • Riding into the Sunset: Ways to Keep Your Senior Horse Active

    June 15, 2018
    As your horse reaches his or her late teens, they may lose some of the sprightliness it showed in its earlier years. The key to keeping your senior horse active is just that: focus on keeping up with consistent exercise, though you may need to reduce the pace and challenge of daily workouts.
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  • Lyme Disease Information

    June 1, 2018
    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected.
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  • Knowing the Signs of Allergies in Pets

    May 15, 2018
    Allergies in pets are rarer than allergies in humans, but they can still make pets uncomfortable and severe reactions can cause grave health problems. Pet owners who recognize their pet's allergy symptoms can take steps to alleviate the discomfort and help pets lead happy, healthy lives.
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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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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    April 15, 2018
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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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 to Keep Chicks Entertained

    March 15, 2018
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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