Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • How To Cut Down on Treats without Depriving your Dog

    February 1, 2015
    Are you killing your dog with kindness? If you’re giving your dog treats throughout the day, you must remember to reduce the daily ration of dog food accordingly. Or simply cut down on the number of treats you give.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    January 1, 2015
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Maintaining Horse Hydration: The Roles of Water and Salt

    January 1, 2015
    Keeping your horse hydrated is a key component in keeping him healthy. There are several ways to ensure that your horse drinks enough and maintains hydration. Read more
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    December 1, 2014
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Preparing your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

    November 1, 2014
    Autumn is a good time to make sure everything is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner.
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  • Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Winter

    November 1, 2014
    Although poultry adapt pretty well to changes in temperature, there are things you can do to give them a better chance of surviving the summer heat. Here are a few tips: Shorter days and colder nights are just around the corner.
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  • Caring For Your Yard in the Fall

    October 1, 2014
    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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  • Honor Show Chow and Purina Goat Chow Testimonial

    October 1, 2014
    At 68, Beverly Calcote laughingly describes her goat farm in Monterrey County, California as a leftover 4-H project. “It’s a small operation, with about six to nine milkers. ” The total number of goats fluctuates, depending on the cycle.
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  • Road Trip! Transporting A Dog In A Car

    September 1, 2014
    Driving with your dog may be a regular occurrence or maybe you’ve never done it before. Either way, going on a long road trip is a whole different experience.
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