Recent Blog Posts

  • Separating the Bunny from the Rabbit

    September 1, 2012
    Eventually the time comes when every bunny has to be weaned, or taken away, from its mother. This change is one of the most stressful times of a rabbit’s life, but there are certain tricks of the trade that will smooth the transition from the doe’s milk to regular feed.
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  • Preparing for the Birth of Baby Goats

    September 1, 2012
    Making sure a doe is in good health and good body condition before she gives birth is one of the best ways to ensure healthy kids. Here are a few tips. Good Nutrition Ideally, you should start thinking about nutrition even before you breed your goat.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Goat Enthusiasts

    August 1, 2012
    Some people think goats are low maintenance. But successful goat owners know it takes a lot of care to keep goats healthy and happy, especially in hot weather. Here are some tips to help you keep your goats cool and comfortable this summer: Position water containers in the shade.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    August 1, 2012
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    July 1, 2012
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Rabbit Care Tips for the Summer

    July 1, 2012
    Gene Gillispie of Vienna, Missouri has been raising and showing rabbits since his 4-H days back in 1966, and he and his wife Sue have been ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) judges for 32 years and 25 years, respectively.
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  • Take Precautions When Introducing Newly Purchased Seed Stock

    June 1, 2012
    To help prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into your herd, bovine veterinary experts recommend that newly arriving cattle, such as seed stock, should be isolated for a minimum of 30 days.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    June 1, 2012
    Proper storage of hay between harvest and feeding is critical for preserving nutrients and assuring that you'll have high quality hay to feed your cattle during the winter months they need it most.
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