Recent Blog Posts

  • The Circular Health Check for Goats

    March 1, 2013
    An important part of properly caring for your goats is being able to distinguish when they’re unhealthy and need some extra care. Many ailments can be caught and then treated by performing a simple visual inspection of your animal with the Circular Health Check about once a week.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    March 1, 2013
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • Management Tips for First Calf Heifers

    February 1, 2013
    First-calf heifers are among the most challenged members of the herd. They require special care to successfully make the transition from birthing their first calf to becoming a reproductively efficient cow that produces a healthy calf each year and breeds back early.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    February 1, 2013
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • How to Find the Perfect Pair of Cowboy Boots

    January 1, 2013
    Traditionally, cowboy boots provided functional protection against the rough lifestyle of horseback riding and cattle herding.
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  • Creep Feeding Your Calves

    January 1, 2013
    Whether you're looking to feed your calves something specific or the bigger cattle are keeping all of the feed to themselves, a creep feeder may be a good solution to consider. A creep feeder’s basic function is to let the calves in and keep the adults out.
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  • What to Do If Your Horse Gets the Flu

    November 1, 2012
    Just as humans, horses can catch the flu, too! Known as equine influenza, symptoms should be treated accordingly. • Causes: The flu is caused by a virus and can be spread through airborne particles, feeding troughs, hands or other items that may carry the virus.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    November 1, 2012
    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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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 1, 2012
    Do you have your ribbon? It’s October again, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us. All month long, a variety of organizations and companies will show their support by displaying the iconic pink ribbon in their advertising and on a wide range of products.
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  • Minimizing Stress When Weaning Foals

    October 1, 2012
    Weaning a foal naturally induces high stress and can lead to illness, loss of weight, or injury. That means an unhappy foal that is costly of your time, money, and resources.
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