Recent Blog Posts

  • The Impact of Forage Quantity and Quality on Beef Nutrition

    July 1, 2014
    Management of beef cattle nutrition ideally should be based on the quantity and quality of forage, as well as animal considerations such as body condition score, physiological status and production goals, according to information from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (formerly Texas Agricultural Extension Service).
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  • Basic Showlamb Nutrition

    July 1, 2014
    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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  • How To Train Your Cat

    June 1, 2014
    Many pet owners are under the impression that cats can’t be trained because they do not respond the same way that dogs do. However, any animal with the proper behavioral reinforcement can be trained.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    June 1, 2014
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • Show Season: Tips for Preparing Your Animals

    May 1, 2014
    Livestock shows are a great chance to show off your hard work, but to accurately represent your skill you will need to be very well prepared.
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  • The Best and Safest Ways to Feed a Horse

    May 1, 2014
    Understanding the basic dietary needs of your equine friend is an essential part of ownership. Horses are foragers, meaning they graze. Meeting this natural characteristic is imperative. • Hay: Hay is commonly the preferred source of forage.
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  • Grooming Tips for Your Horse

    April 1, 2014
    A well groomed horse not only looks good, but also enjoys the attention he receives while being groomed. • Untangling a Matted Tail: Wash the tail thoroughly with soap and water. Liquid soap will work best. After rinsing, apply an equine hair conditioner.
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  • Quick Tips to Help Reach BCS Goals

    March 1, 2014
    Body condition scores (BCS) are an excellent means of monitoring the effectiveness of your beef-cow-nutrition program. Here are 10 management tips to help ensure your cows are at a target BCS of 6.0 by calving: Late summer - Evaluate your cows while still on grass.
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  • Tips for Keeping your Goats Healthy during Winter

    March 1, 2014
    Winter is just around the corner. Taking a few simple steps this month to prepare can save you from having to improvise when the thermometer dips in coming weeks. • Shelter.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    February 1, 2014
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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