Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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