Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Four Steps for Cleaning Out a Horse Stall

    March 1, 2013
    Like people, horses prefer a clean and comfortable place to sleep. Therefore, cleaning out your horse's stall is an important step towards his (or her) health and well-being.
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  • How To Care For Your Pet Rabbit

    March 1, 2013
    As the owner of a pet rabbit, you should know the basics on how to create a safe, loving environment for them. There are many things you should know about as a rabbit owner, diet and housing being just two of them.
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  • Basic Showlamb Nutrition

    February 1, 2013
    Feeding lambs for show involves some basic principles of nutrition. Whether lambs are fed commercially for market, or diets intended to produce specific physical responses, we must remember that lambs are ruminants. It is of upmost importance that we maintain rumen health and function.
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  • Protection and Support for Optimal Joint Health

    February 1, 2013
    Daily exercise and the rigors of competition are some of the most common causes of joint injuries in horses, injuries which can lead to a considerable amount of lost training time.
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  • The Circular Health Check for Goats

    January 1, 2013
    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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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    January 1, 2013
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Preventing Snowballs in Your Horse’s Hooves

    December 1, 2012
    When it comes to preventing snowballs in your horses’ hooves, many of our clients find that home-grown solutions are easiest and relatively effective. If your horse is only in the snow from time to time, products you most likely already have at home are adequate means of preventing snowballs.
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  • Laying Mulch for Winter

    December 1, 2012
    With winter fast approaching, snow is soon to come. That means it is time to prepare your garden for its winter sleep. This will give your flowers more insulation to come back and flourish. There is not a more important gardening tip than to lay mulch for the winter.
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    September 1, 2012
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    August 1, 2012
    Just like humans, horses will begin to show signs of deterioration as they reach their senior years. We typically define a “senior” horse as one about fifteen to eighteen years old, although you may notice these changes well outside of this age bracket.
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  • Minimizing Stress When Weaning Foals

    August 1, 2012
    Weaning a foal naturally induces high stress and can lead to illness, loss of weight, or injury. That means an unhappy foal that is costly of your time, money, and resources.
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  • Indoor Activities to Keep Your Pet Busy in Winter

    February 1, 2012
    While the coming of winter does mean cozy nights by the fire and hot cocoa, there is no doubt that the switch to life indoors can, at times, be a bit stifling. If you are feeling bouts of excess energy during these months, odds are, so are your pets!
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  • Four Basic Steps To Milking A Cow By Hand

    January 1, 2012
    Milking a cow is considered a fairly simple task in the farming world but in actuality it requires many important and essential steps. Here are four steps to milking a cow by hand:Timing and routine is everythingCows are accustomed to routines and therefore you should get into one too.
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  • Controlling Horse Stall Odors

    January 1, 2012
    Controlling horse stall odors begins with the building of the stall itself, so take care to consider the materials you choose in stall flooring.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    December 1, 2011
    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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  • Why It’s Important to Have Supplements Always Available for Your Cattle

    December 1, 2011
    Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times can pay dividends.
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