Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Prep Your Show Animals

    May 1, 2016
    No matter what types of animals you want to show – cattle, horses, sheep, chickens, pigeons, dogs, cats – they need to be at their best to make a favorable impression, and there are certain steps every animal owner can take to impress the judges.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    April 16, 2016
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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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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  • Dividing Perennials in the Spring

    March 16, 2016
    When dividing your perennials this spring, time and technique are going to be your best friends when trying to achieve the best outcome. Why divide them in the first place? To save money of course! In all seriousness, perennials grow very quickly and can form large clumps in your gardens.
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  • March Gardening Tips

    March 1, 2016
    With the official first day of spring at hand, March is an exciting month in the garden. While it is important not to rush into gardening too early and put tender seeds or seedlings at risk, it is also important not to miss these first days of warming temperatures, fertile soil and abundant rains.
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  • Are You Testing the Soil for Your Plants and Vegetables?

    February 15, 2016
    If you are planning on starting a new garden, it is highly recommended that you test your soil. By doing so, you’ll know what the levels of pH and nutrients you’ll be working with are.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    February 1, 2016
    Hoof quality is affected by several factors including genetics, environment and nutrition. Some horses inherit weak hooves and that can’t be changed, but proper care and nutrition can help develop and maintain the best hooves genetically possible.
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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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