Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • How to Monitor Feed Intake for Cattle

    September 1, 2014
    Although spring weather may not have extreme hot and cold temperatures, quick changes and variation of temperatures, plus wind, rain and mud, can alter cattle feed consumption patterns. Beef cattle experts recommend close monitoring of feed intake and maintaining daily feed records.
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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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  • Year 'Round Supplementation Improves Pasture Utilization

    August 1, 2014
    It’s been a challenge raising registered Angus cattle through the last 13 years of drought on the Bradley 3 Ranch in the Texas Panhandle.
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  • Getting Your Home Ready For A New Cat

    August 1, 2014
    “Cat-proofing” your home in preparation for a new cat is one of the first things that you should be worried about. There could be things that are hazardous to them as well as things of your own that you want to protect.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 1, 2014
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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