Recent Blog Posts

  • Entertaining Goats

    March 1, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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  • Diamond V XPC Yeast Use In Cattle Minerals From Purina

    February 16, 2018
    In an effort to help our producers bring more, healthy calves to market, Ingram Feed & Seed is now keeping Purina Wind & Rain Storm Formula All Season 7.5 Complete Availa-4 Original XPC Cattle Mineral on hand. That is a terribly long name so we’ll just call it Availa-4 XPC mineral.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 1, 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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  • 2018 Garden Trends

    February 1, 2018
    Gardening may be a time-tested, classic hobby that has been popular for generations, but that doesn't mean it stays the same from year to year.
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  • The Vitamin Crunch

    January 3, 2018
    The Vitamin Crunch World supplies of Vitamin A & E are being challenged as a result of several events. On October 31, 2017 a BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany was heavily damaged by fire. This plant produced citral which is a precursor to both Vitamins A & E.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    January 1, 2018
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • The Role of Antioxidants

    January 1, 2018
    Antioxidants such as vitamin E are beneficial, but how much does your horse actually need? We know antioxidants are important for health, but few people really know what they are or what they do. Simply put, antioxidants fight free radicals. So what are free radicals?
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    December 1, 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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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2017
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • Protection and Support for Optimal Joint Health

    November 1, 2017
    Daily exercise and the rigors of competition are some of the most common causes of joint injuries in horses, injuries which can lead to a considerable amount of lost training time.
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  • General Fly Control for Property, Yards and Farm

    November 1, 2017
    Flies can be more than just a nuisance, they can actually be dangerous to you, your animals, your garden and your crops. There are dozens of types of flies that can mean trouble, but fortunately, it is no trouble to take simple steps to control all sorts of fly populations around your property.
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  • How to Prune Fruit Trees

    October 1, 2017
    When it comes to fruit trees there is nothing more important than pruning. Pruning your tree will be essential in getting off to the right start. If fruit trees are left unpruned, they may struggle in growth.
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  • Helping Physically Challenged Pets

    October 1, 2017
    Every pet owner wants their animal companion – no matter what its breed or species – to live a long, happy life. Unfortunately, even the best cared for pets can develop special needs and physical handicaps that limit their abilities.
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  • Summer Exercise Ideas to Enjoy With Your Pet

    September 1, 2017
    Some form of exercise should be a part of every person’s daily routine. With the warm weather still holding strong, there’s no better time to be outside, breaking a sweat, and soaking up some sun.
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  • Giving Your Chickens a Dust Bath

    September 1, 2017
    A dust bath is more than a fun game or occasional entertainment for your chickens – it is an essential part of grooming to keep the birds' skin and feathers in peak condition and free of mites, fleas, lice and other parasites.
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  • Summer Tips For Your Pet

    August 1, 2017
    We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too. Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat.
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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    August 1, 2017
    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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  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    July 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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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    July 1, 2017
    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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  • Litter Box Training Tips for Rabbits

    June 15, 2017
    Rabbits have the potential to be very domestic creatures given proper care and training. Like cats, rabbits can be litter trained which is why many owners choose not to cage them and allow them to run free around the house. The notion that rabbits are dirty creatures is a common misconception.
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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    June 1, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • Controlling Flies On Pastured Cattle

    May 15, 2017
    With record setting temperatures this spring insects are making an earlier appearance this year. Horn flies, face flies and even stable flies have been observed on grazing animals recently.
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  • Advantages of Mineral Tubs

    May 1, 2017
    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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  • Improve Beef Herd Fertility

    April 15, 2017
    Every beef calf born is money in your client’s pocket, but getting consistently high conception, pregnancy and calving rates involves a lot of strategies even before cow meets bull. What can be done to improve fertility in a herd?
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  • A Calf’s Future Is Shaped In 60 Days

    April 1, 2017
    Sixty. It’s the amount of minutes Mike Wallace had in the popular investigative reporting series; it’s the beginning range for a normal resting heart rate in adults; and it’s the amount of sugar in a Jamba Juice banana berry smoothie.
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