Recent Blog Posts

  • Nutrition Your Cattle Needs

    June 1, 2017
    Good nutrition is essential for the health of your herd, but there are many different factors that affect what nutrition your cattle need. By understanding your cattle's needs, you can adjust their diet to offer them the best possible feed in different situations.
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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    March 15, 2017
    No matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?
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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    January 1, 2017
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    December 1, 2016
    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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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    October 1, 2016
    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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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    August 15, 2016
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    April 1, 2016
    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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  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    January 15, 2016
    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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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    January 1, 2016
    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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  • Winter Cattle Care

    December 15, 2015
    Anytime you need to prepare something for winter, you always begin in the fall before the weather gets worse. With cattle it is no different.
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  • Caring for Newborn Calves

    December 1, 2015
    Cattle may seem hardy, but newborn calves can be weak and delicate, and proper care in the first few hours of their lives will greatly improve survival rates and the overall health of newborns.
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  • Connect four: The Parts Of A Cow’s Stomach

    November 15, 2015
    A mistake commonly made is that cows have four stomachs. That is not entirely true. In fact, cows have four compartments of just one stomach called the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum.
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  • Tips for Creep Feeding Calves

    November 1, 2015
    Most calves are not likely to reach their maximum potential growth without your help and intervention through a practice known as “creep feeding.
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  • Year 'Round Supplementation Improves Pasture Utilization

    October 15, 2015
    It’s been a challenge raising registered Angus cattle through the last 13 years of drought on the Bradley 3 Ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
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  • Purina Accuration® Feed Nutrition Program Testimonial

    October 1, 2015
    W4 Ranch: Good Nutrition is Key to Producing High Quality Cattle A primary goal of W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas, is to produce great high quality Hereford cattle. “Our basic goal is to be the top Herford breeder in the State of Texas,” says W4 general manager Jay Wright.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    September 1, 2015
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • Purina® FeedGuard® Nutrition System Provides Feed Safety Peace of Mind

    June 15, 2015
    It’s important for horse owners to understand how ingredients, feed safety and quality issues can affect their horses’ health and performance. Oftentimes, people look at thefeed tag for information on which to base their feed buying decision.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    April 1, 2015
    Acclimating yourself to the frigid winter months is certainly a difficult task following the warmth of summer and fall. Furnace maintenance, firewood stacking, and digging out your long johns all become obligatory chores at this time of year.
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  • Weaning a beef calf

    September 1, 2014
    While dairy calves are typically taken away from their mothers a bit sooner, beef calves are left with their mothers to help them grow. Consequently, it is harder to wean them off of their mother’s milk.
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  • Deworming Your Cattle

    June 1, 2014
    When your cattle herd has problems with tape worms, it can wreak havoc with their digestion systems. Knowing what to do about it can save you a lot of problems in the long haul.
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  • Take Precautions When Introducing Newly Purchased Seed Stock

    June 1, 2014
    To help prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into your herd, bovine veterinary experts recommend that newly arriving cattle, such as seed stock, should be isolated for a minimum of 30 days.
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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    September 1, 2013
    Here are some general cow-calf management reminders for the fall season. This information has been adapted from the “Beef Cow Herd Calendar”1 developed by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Show Animals

    July 1, 2013
    Summer time can really heat up. Not only with an increase in temperature, but also humidity and wind velocity play a role in ambient conditions that affect show animals. Heat stress can manifest in several ways in animals on feed for show.
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  • Managing Newly Purchased Yearling Bulls

    June 1, 2013
    A performance-tested yearling bull can improve herd performance through increased weaning weights, improved carcass quality and more replacement females, according to Cornell University Beef Cattle Extension Specialist Mike Baker.
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  • Nutritional Tips for Heifer Reproduction

    June 1, 2013
    Good nutrition management is a key to reproductive efficiency in heifers.
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