Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • 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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