Recent Blog Posts

  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    December 15, 2018
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    December 1, 2018
    Horses are resilient and can survive many adverse conditions, but taking proper care of your horse in winter is essential to keep them healthy, safe and comfortable even in the worst weather.
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  • Home Safety Tips With Indoor Pets

    November 15, 2018
    Every pet owner wants to give their cats, dogs, birds, fish and other pets a safe, happy home, but our homes are filled with many more hazards than most pet owners realize. Fortunately, it is easy to take steps to minimize any risks and keep pets safe.
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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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  • Caring For Your Yard in the Fall

    October 15, 2018
    The picturesque verdant lawn with accompanying garden, rife with eclectic herbs, flowers and vegetables…this is the image most elicited upon hearing the word “lawn,” but oftentimes, depending on your climate, that phase of a lawn's life cycle may only last a few months.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    October 1, 2018
    Acclimating yourself to the frigid winter months is certainly a difficult task following the warmth of summer and fall. Furnace maintenance, firewood stacking, and digging out your long johns all become obligatory chores at this time of year.
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  • How To Prevent Dry Skin In Your Pet

    September 15, 2018
    Dry skin in pets is a serious condition for many animals. Dry skin can cause itching, flaky skin, and lot of discomfort for your pet.
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    September 1, 2018
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    August 15, 2018
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • Dealing With Boredom in Horses

    August 1, 2018
    Horses are intelligent, curious animals that bore easily when they must be kept in stalls or small enclosures for long periods. While occasional boredom is normal, extensive boredom can lead to health and behavioral problems, but there are many things owners can do to keep their horses entertained.
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  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    July 15, 2018
    Horses are considered some of the finest animals known to man. Like any animal, during the hot summer months, horses need fresh, clean water to stay hydrated and healthy. Every horse is unique to its own. Therefore, the needs of your horse will differ from the needs of other horses.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2018
    As temperatures begin to flare above 90 degrees with high humidity, don’t forget about caring for your flock. An important requirement for raising poultry is maintaining a cool environment for them to produce and thrive.
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  • Riding into the Sunset: Ways to Keep Your Senior Horse Active

    June 15, 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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  • Growing, Harvesting and Baling Your Own Hay

    June 1, 2018
    Hay is essential for any farm, whether it is a casual backyard farm or a tremendous commercial operation. Commercial farms have little difficulty raising hay or sourcing out their needs, but smaller farmers and urban hobbyists can also grow, harvest and bale hay even on a smaller scale.
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  • Safety Tips For Camping With Your Pet

    May 15, 2018
    Camping is one of the best ways to get the whole family immersed in the great outdoors. Fortunately, it’s also an activity that can also be enjoyed by your beloved family pet.
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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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  • Attracting Different Types of Birds

    April 15, 2018
    The ability to attract a variety of wild birds to your backyard can be accomplished by offering food, water, shelter and nesting sites.   • Food: Placing a wide variety of feeders and food around your backyard will attract the widest variety of wild birds.
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  • Caring for Newborn Calves

    April 1, 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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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    March 15, 2018
    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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  • Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

    March 1, 2018
    Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.
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  • Keeping Your Pet Entertained Indoors

    February 15, 2018
    As days grow shorter and colder, it may be necessary to keep pets indoors for their safety and comfort. A pet that is used to being outdoors, however, may become stressed and bored inside, which can lead to mood changes, destructive behavior, and poor health.
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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    February 1, 2018
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • I Adopted a Pet, Now What?

    January 1, 2018
    Adopting a pet is a wonderful experience and there's nothing quite like bringing your new pet home, knowing you are making a happy difference in an animal's life. But after the adoption papers are signed and you walk away with your new pet, what's next?
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  • Providing Food for Birds in the Winter

    January 1, 2018
    As winter approaches, you may need to change some of the foods you offer birds. Providing high calorie and high fat foods can be important to the birds.
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  • Ice Melt vs Your Pets Paws

    December 1, 2017
    Winter walkways can be dangerous, but slips, falls and slides are not the only concerns pet owners should have about icy paths. Different ice melt chemicals may seem to create a safe walking surface, but those chemicals can be even more dangerous to pets than any ice.
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