Recent Blog Posts

  • Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

    March 1, 2018
    Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 15, 2018
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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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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  • How Long Should Pets Be Outdoors In Winter

    January 1, 2018
    Many pets love to be outdoors, but the cold, wet, windy conditions of winter can be dangerous, even fatal if pets are kept outside too long.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    December 15, 2017
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    December 1, 2017
    Horses are resilient and can survive many adverse conditions, but taking proper care of your horse in winter is essential to keep them healthy, safe and comfortable even in the worst weather.
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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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  • What to Do With Rotten Pumpkins

    October 15, 2017
    Pumpkins are popular fall decorations, but eventually they will soften and rot. They don't need to be destined for the trash, however – there are great ways to recycle rotten pumpkins and be sure they are useful even if they aren't the prettiest decorations anymore.
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  • Fall is Prime Time to Begin a Supplemental Feeding Program for Deer

    October 1, 2017
    A buck can have the best genetics in the world, but without the proper nutrition, he’ll never achieve his potential. One way to stack the deck in his favor is to supplement his nutrition. Fall is an excellent time to begin this.
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  • Controlling Mosquitos in Your Lawn

    September 15, 2017
    It’s mosquito season and everyone is worried more than ever after the hurricane. Let’s face it, mosquitos are not going anywhere and deep down we all know it. One day you’re sitting outside in your backyard having a cold one and looking at the stars when all of sudden smack!
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    September 1, 2017
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    August 15, 2017
    Horses are considered some of the finest animals known to man. Like any animal, during the hot summer months, horses need fresh, clean water to stay hydrated and healthy. Every horse is unique to its own. Therefore, the needs of your horse will differ from the needs of other horses.
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  • Growing, Harvesting and Baling Your Own Hay

    July 15, 2017
    Hay is essential for any farm, whether it is a casual backyard farm or a tremendous commercial operation. Commercial farms have little difficulty raising hay or sourcing out their needs, but smaller farmers and urban hobbyists can also grow, harvest and bale hay even on a smaller scale.
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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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  • Pest Management Tips For Your Garden?

    June 1, 2017
    If you have committed yourself to building a garden, then you have also committed yourself to fighting off pests. If it hasn’t happened yet, consider yourself lucky. At some point every gardening enthusiast will need to manage pests to protect their garden.
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  • How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

    April 15, 2017
    As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
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  • Bay City Feed will neither sponsor the circus nor sell circus tickets

    March 16, 2017
    Dear Customers, Friends and Neighbors, Evidently rumors are going around that Bay City Feed is sponsoring the Circus and selling Circus tickets.
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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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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    March 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    February 15, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • How to Control Mites and Lice on Chickens

    February 1, 2017
    Mites and lice can be troublesome parasites in any chicken flock, causing a range of problems and decreasing the flock's productivity.
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  • Winter Pet Dangers

    January 15, 2017
    Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes.
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  • The Importance of a Healthy Hoof

    December 15, 2016
    Horse hoof care is an important issue for all horse owners.  While a horse may be able to sustain injury or illness in many parts of its body, the hoof bears weight and so adds hundreds of pounds of stress to any ailment.
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  • Gift Ideas for Your Birdwatchers

    December 1, 2016
    Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing hobbies and is popular with all ages, from toddlers to seniors.
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  • Keep Poultry Diseases “Cooped Up”

    November 1, 2016
    You're the best protection your birds have. By taking the necessary steps, you can reduce the risk of disease-causing germs going to or coming from your home or farm.
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