Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    May 1, 2012
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Creep Feeding 101

    April 5, 2012
    One practice that often seems to have two totally divided camps of supporters and detractors is creep feeding of beef calves. First let’s define what creep feeding is.
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  • Riding into the Sunset: Ways to Keep Your Senior Horse Active

    April 1, 2012
    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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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    February 1, 2012
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Indoor Activities to Keep Your Pet Busy in Winter

    February 1, 2012
    While the coming of winter does mean cozy nights by the fire and hot cocoa, there is no doubt that the switch to life indoors can, at times, be a bit stifling. If you are feeling bouts of excess energy during these months, odds are, so are your pets!
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  • Four Basic Steps To Milking A Cow By Hand

    January 1, 2012
    Milking a cow is considered a fairly simple task in the farming world but in actuality it requires many important and essential steps. Here are four steps to milking a cow by hand:Timing and routine is everythingCows are accustomed to routines and therefore you should get into one too.
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  • Controlling Horse Stall Odors

    January 1, 2012
    Controlling horse stall odors begins with the building of the stall itself, so take care to consider the materials you choose in stall flooring.
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  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    December 1, 2011
    Now is the time to plan your beef herd winter feeding program. Fine-tuning winter feeding management helps optimize performance, but it is also essential for good animal husbandry, according to livestock nutrition and animal health experts with North Carolina State University (NCSU).
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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    December 1, 2011
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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  • Tips for Adjusting your Pet to the Holidays and Changing Seasons

    November 1, 2011
    At this time of year, most dogs and cats shed their summer coats in preparation for putting on their winter fur. Tangled, matted hair cannot provide insulation as nature intended. Daily or weekly brushing can help keep fur tangle-free and healthy.
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