Recent Blog Posts

  • Starting Your Flock

    May 15, 2019
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • Common Chick Diseases to Look Out For

    May 1, 2019
    A healthy chick will grow strong and be a productive member of your flock, but a sick chick can quickly infect other chicks or introduce diseases to the rest of your poultry.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    April 15, 2019
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • Show Season: Tips for Preparing Your Animals

    April 1, 2019
    Livestock shows are a great chance to show off your hard work, but to accurately represent your skill you will need to be very well prepared.
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  • Cleaning Your Chicks

    March 15, 2019
    Keeping chickens can be a dirty business, and chicks are especially dirty as they are clumsy and uncoordinated.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    March 1, 2019
    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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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 15, 2019
    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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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    January 1, 2019
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    December 15, 2018
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2018
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    November 15, 2018
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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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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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    October 15, 2018
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    October 1, 2018
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    September 15, 2018
    Horses evolved over millions of years as grazers, roaming around selecting the best forages they could find. While they did eat seeds growing on those plants, they did not take in large quantities of seeds or grain at a single meal. So, why do we feed horses grain at all?
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  • Choosing The Right Feed For Your Equine

    September 1, 2018
    Choosing the right feed for your horse can be a difficult task sometimes. When it comes to feeding your horse, there is no one size fits all method.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    August 15, 2018
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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  • Symptoms and Prevention of Heat Stress in Poultry

    August 1, 2018
    Heat stress can greatly change your poultry’s health. Here are some tips on how to prevent heat stress during the summer. Digestion generates body heat, so feed poultry during the coolest times of the day. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, egg size and hatchability.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 15, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    July 1, 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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  • General Fly Control for Property, Yards and Farm

    June 1, 2018
    Flies can be more than just a nuisance, they can actually be dangerous to you, your animals, your garden and your crops. There are dozens of types of flies that can mean trouble, but fortunately, it is no trouble to take simple steps to control all sorts of fly populations around your property.
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  • Sleep Deprivation in Horses

    May 15, 2018
    We all know the importance of a good night's rest, but is your horse getting enough shut eye? Learning the symptoms of sleep deprivation in horses and how to help can let every horse owner ensure their horse is well-rested.
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  • Treating Seasonal Hot Spots on Pets

    May 1, 2018
    Hot spots can be uncomfortable for your pet, but how can you treat this itchy irritation? Understanding more about hot spots can help you give your pet relief whenever these sores flare up. What Are Hot Spots?
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  • Common Grooming Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

    April 15, 2018
    Whether you groom your dog or cat yourself or take them to a professional groomer, behavior problems can cause unpleasant conflicts and create difficult situations for you and your pet.
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  • Entertaining Goats

    April 1, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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