Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    October 15, 2016
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
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  • Nutritional Tips for Heifer Reproduction

    August 1, 2014
    Good nutrition management is a key to reproductive efficiency in heifers.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    August 1, 2014
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Tips for Creep Feeding Calves

    July 1, 2014
    Most calves are not likely to reach their maximum potential growth without your help and intervention through a practice known as “creep feeding.
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  • Treatment and Symptoms of Grass Tetany in Cattle

    July 1, 2014
    Pastures of succulent new grass look inviting to cattle in the springtime, but they can pose the threat of grass tetany (also called grass staggers, hypomagnesemia or wheat pasture poisoning).
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  • Nutrition Tips during Preconditioning Programs for Cows

    June 1, 2014
    Thinking about developing and implementing a calf preconditioning program? Nutrition is a critical component of any successful preconditioning program, according to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service livestock specialists.
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