Recent Blog Posts

  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    November 1, 2013
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • Tips to Make Autumn a Happy and Healthy Time for You and Your Pet

    October 1, 2013
    Realize that the nights are getting colder and make sure your outdoor pet has a warm, dry shelter that is elevated off the ground, insulated for warmth, and draft free. Add some soft, thick bedding for comfort.
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  • Preparing your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

    October 1, 2013
    Autumn is a good time to make sure everything is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    September 1, 2013
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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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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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    August 1, 2013
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
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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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  • Tips to Prevent Barn Fires

    July 1, 2013
    Just as in our homes, the same fire prevention awareness should be taken in barns to prevent loss of life and livelihood. The tips below can assist in preventing a fire.
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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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