Recent Blog Posts

  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    April 15, 2019
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    April 1, 2019
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Causes and Prevention of Coccidiosis in your Flock

    March 15, 2019
    One of the challenges you face as a bird owner is the threat of a common, and potentially devastating, disease called coccidiosis. But once you understand what causes it and how it spreads, you can feel more confident about your ability to limit its impact on your flock.
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  • Switching Horse Feeds Safely

    March 1, 2019
    Your horse’s dietary needs will change throughout its life, but it can be tricky to switch horse feeds safely without stressing the animal or causing digestive upsets or nutritional imbalances.
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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    February 15, 2019
    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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  • Starting Your Flock

    February 1, 2019
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    January 15, 2019
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 1, 2019
    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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  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    December 15, 2018
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
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  • How To Manage Winter Pests

    December 1, 2018
    Warm homes become extremely attractive to pests when winter comes. While during the summer you’re worried about the pest that are outdoors, too often we forget about the winter and what can possibly come indoors.
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    November 15, 2018
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    November 1, 2018
    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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  • How Do I Help My Older Horse From Losing Weight?

    October 15, 2018
    Horses are beautiful creatures that require different levels of maintenance and care over time.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    October 1, 2018
    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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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    September 15, 2018
    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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  • Feeding Tips for Your Puppy

    September 1, 2018
    Puppies in many ways are like four-legged babies. They laugh, cry, and even keep you up at night. One big difference between a puppy and a baby is the rate at which they grow.
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  • General Fly Control for Property, Yards and Farm

    August 15, 2018
    Flies can be more than just a nuisance, they can actually be dangerous to you, your animals, your garden and your crops. There are dozens of types of flies that can mean trouble, but fortunately, it is no trouble to take simple steps to control all sorts of fly populations around your property.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Show Animals

    August 1, 2018
    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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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    July 15, 2018
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 1, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Five Ways To Stop A Dog From Digging Holes

    June 15, 2018
    The iconic image many people think of when they think of dogs digging holes is the dog proudly putting a bone in it and covering it back up. In reality, this can leave you with a lot of holes in the ground.
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  • Riding into the Sunset: Ways to Keep Your Senior Horse Active

    June 1, 2018
    As your horse reaches his or her late teens, they may lose some of the sprightliness it showed in its earlier years. The key to keeping your senior horse active is just that: focus on keeping up with consistent exercise, though you may need to reduce the pace and challenge of daily workouts.
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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 15, 2018
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    May 1, 2018
    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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  • Caring for Newborn Calves

    April 15, 2018
    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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