Recent Blog Posts

  • Friendliest Dog Breeds for a Family Lifestyle

    January 1, 2013
    When choosing a pet, it is very important to consider the compatibility between your home situation and the tendencies of the animal you would like to own.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    December 1, 2012
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    December 1, 2012
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    November 1, 2012
    Proper storage of hay between harvest and feeding is critical for preserving nutrients and assuring that you'll have high quality hay to feed your cattle during the winter months they need it most.
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  • The Circular Health Check for Goats

    October 1, 2012
    An important part of properly caring for your goats is being able to distinguish when they’re unhealthy and need some extra care. Many ailments can be caught and then treated by performing a simple visual inspection of your animal with the Circular Health Check about once a week.
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  • How to Monitor Feed Intake for Cattle

    September 1, 2012
    Although spring weather may not have extreme hot and cold temperatures, quick changes and variation of temperatures, plus wind, rain and mud, can alter cattle feed consumption patterns. Beef cattle experts recommend close monitoring of feed intake and maintaining daily feed records.
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  • Fenceline Weaning Reduces Stress, Improves Performance

    August 24, 2012
    There are many things we do with beef calves that can cause stress. And, we know all too well that stress affects performance. Stress can even suppress the immune system and lead to health problems, especially respiratory disease.
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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    July 1, 2012
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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  • Deer Nutrition Tips for the Summertime

    July 1, 2012
    Although deer adapt pretty well to changes in temperature, there are things you can do to give them a better chance of surviving the summer heat. Here are a few tips: If you raise deer, provide access to shelter and shade to prevent heat stress.
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  • Treatment and Symptoms of Grass Tetany in Cattle

    June 1, 2012
    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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