Recent Blog Posts

  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    February 1, 2016
    Training a horse is a challenging and awarding experience. Most professional trainers have years of experience and education through schools and workshops. If you are new owner and do not have a professional horse trainer readily available, then this article is for you.
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  • How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

    January 1, 2016
    When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr.
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  • Tips for Keeping your Goats Healthy during Winter

    December 15, 2015
    Winter is just around the corner. Taking a few simple steps this month to prepare can save you from having to improvise when the thermometer dips in coming weeks. • Shelter.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2015
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • How to Tack Your Horse Properly

    November 15, 2015
    Getting your horse ready to ride can be a challenge if you don’t know the tips and tricks to make it easier. Movies and people who have been doing it for a long time make it seem easy as if throwing on a saddle is all it takes.
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  • Raising Turkeys on Your Backyard Farm

    November 1, 2015
    Turkeys can be a great addition to many backyard farms, but they aren't right for everyone. Before selecting chicks and starting a flock, it is best to understand what turkeys need and how they are different from other poultry.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    October 15, 2015
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    October 1, 2015
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • The Best Kind of Fencing for Your Horse

    September 15, 2015
    Horses have a wide range of breeds, sizes, personalities and temperaments, and there is no single type of fence that is best for every type of horse.
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  • Sizzling Summer Struggles

    August 18, 2015
    Water fights. Swimming pool. Lemonade. Iced tea. Ice water. Ice cream. Popsicles. These are all great ways to cool off during blistering summer days. When we are hot, it’s safe to assume that our 1400 pound cows, bulls, and butcher animals are hot too!
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    August 15, 2015
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • How Birds Migrate

    August 1, 2015
    When birds migrate, many of us think of a flock of geese flying South in a V-shaped formation. However, birds migrate for many different reasons in many different ways.
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  • Preventing the Challenges of Foot Rot

    July 16, 2015
    After walking around the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha for a day my little piggies were squealing and I couldn’t wait to put my feet up! Only to find out that I threw a shoe! My sandals came apart from walking on cement all day.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    July 15, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
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  • Attract Birds With Peanuts

    July 1, 2015
    Nuts are an unexpectedly great food for a wide variety of birds, but you don't need an oak, beech, pecan or walnut tree in your yard – it's easy to attract birds with peanuts.
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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    June 15, 2015
    Inside and out, parasites are bad news for horses. They can carry disease, cause skin irritation, sores and ulcers or lead to anemia, colic, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and a range of other problems.
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  • Put the "Moo Poop" to Work

    June 10, 2015
    Have you ever been trying to enjoy a picnic and had a fly trying to steal a bite of your juicy hamburger? Or, have you been trying to take a peaceful nap with the fresh air wafting in the window but have a pesky fly buzzing in your ear?
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  • Hay is for Horses

    May 15, 2015
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    May 1, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • Tips for Traveling with Dogs in Cars

    March 1, 2015
    A trip anywhere really isn’t complete without the four-legged members of our family tagging along for the ride. However, travelling with your pet requires a little more consideration than loading your dog in the car and driving off into the sunset.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    March 1, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    February 1, 2015
    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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  • Difference Between Store Bought Eggs and Fresh Farm Eggs

    February 1, 2015
    If you had pulled me aside when I was younger and asked if I knew the difference between store bought and fresh farm eggs, my response would most likely be, ‘eggs are eggs. ’ Basically, I didn’t think there was a difference and all eggs were just delicious.
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  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    January 1, 2015
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
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  • Choosing The Right Feed For Your Equine

    January 1, 2015
    Choosing the right feed for your horse can be a difficult task sometimes. When it comes to feeding your horse, there is no one size fits all method.
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