Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    March 1, 2017
    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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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    February 1, 2017
    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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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 15, 2016
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    July 1, 2016
    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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  • Making Sure Your Hay is Okay

    January 1, 2016
    What your horse ingests is obviously one of the most important factors in his health. Often times a large part of his diet is hay. If you give your horse musty or moldy hay, there’s a pretty good chance that he could end up with colic.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    December 1, 2015
    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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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    September 1, 2015
    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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  • Calf scours and their treatment

    June 1, 2015
    When a calf develops scours it easily has the ability to kill them if not identified and treated properly. Scours, in its basic definition, is severe dehydration causing frequent and watery diarrhea.
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  • Purina Accuration® Feed Nutrition Program Testimonial

    March 1, 2015
    W4 Ranch: Good Nutrition is Key to Producing High Quality Cattle A primary goal of W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas, is to produce great high quality Hereford cattle. “Our basic goal is to be the top Herford breeder in the State of Texas,” says W4 general manager Jay Wright.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    February 1, 2015
    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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