Recent Blog Posts

  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    January 1, 2014
    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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  • Tips for Keeping your Goats Healthy during Winter

    January 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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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    January 1, 2014
    Winter time can present a battle for survival for wild birds. Their endless quest for food begins at dawn and continues until dusk. They spend their days searching for enough sustenance to store enough energy to endure cold winter nights.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2013
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • How to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

    December 1, 2013
    Some people believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real Christmas tree. In any case, there are some steps you can take to make sure your tree stays healthy and well-preserved throughout the holiday season.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    November 1, 2013
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    November 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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  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    October 1, 2013
    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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  • Winter Care for Horses

    October 1, 2013
    Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    September 1, 2013
    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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