Recent Blog Posts

  • Natural ways to get the insects to go away from your farm

    May 1, 2013
    Keeping flies away from your farm and animals can sometimes be a daunting task. A big obstacle could be that you don’t want to use chemicals around your animals or family.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    May 1, 2013
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Layer Gardening – No Need To Dig!

    May 1, 2013
    One of the most arduous tasks of gardening is getting down on your knees and digging through soil that may be littered with obstructions such as rocks. Sometimes that kind of work is just too hard. Well, there is a solution for you. Instead of digging, just make your own soil on top of something.
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  • Tips For Planting Your Garden

    April 1, 2013
    Chances are, if you haven’t started planting already, you’re at least thinking about getting your hands dirty. We’ve assembled a few tips for you to consider before coming in and picking up your supplies.
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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    April 1, 2013
    Autism is a childhood brain disorder that affects the social abilities, communication, and motor skills of children with the disease. It is estimated that 1 in every 88 children and 1 in 54 boys will be diagnosed with autism.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    March 1, 2013
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    March 1, 2013
    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form.
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  • Keeping your Pet Healthy During the Winter

    February 8, 2013
    As it gets cold outside, the potential for harsh weather conditions requires some extra care for your canine and feline friends. Here are some tips to help your pet remain safe and comfortable during the winter months ahead. Provide fresh, clean water at all times.
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  • Tips for Making it a Better Winter for Wildlife

    February 8, 2013
    Winter is just around the corner, and that means deer, elk, game birds, squirrels, chipmunks and wild birds are shifting into survival mode. Because it’s a time of particular stress for wildlife, it also happens to be a time when your actions can have a tremendous impact.
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  • Identifying Horse Colic And What To Do About It

    January 1, 2013
    Often times the thing most people associate with horses is racing. Whether it's at the Kentucky Derby or Saratoga Springs, horses prove time and again to be powerful animals. But along with their strength is a sickness that can be a major weakness. According to ultimatehorsesite.
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  • Beware of Quick Fixes When Fighting High Feed Costs

    January 1, 2013
    While feed costs may present 50 to 70 percent of your beef cattle production expenses, cost isn’t all you need to consider in these times of volatile feed prices. In an effort to reduce feed costs, a “quick fix” could negatively affect the performance and health of your herd.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    December 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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  • The Language of Wag: What Your Dog is Really Saying

    December 1, 2012
    The classic telltale sign of the emotional state of man’s best friend is the position and movement of the tail. Wagging infers happiness or excitement, while the well known “tail between the legs” demonstrates fear, shame, or timidity.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    November 1, 2012
    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 Cows For Winter

    October 1, 2012
    Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy.
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  • Halloween Pet Safety Tips

    October 1, 2012
    Halloween can be confusing for pets, with strangers coming and going. For the benefit of pets and humans alike, consider keeping your pet in a separate room during prime trick-or treat hours.
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  • Ridding Your Horse Of Thrush

    September 1, 2012
    One of the worst things for your horse to have is hoof problems. One of those problems is when your horse develops thrush. Here is what it is and how you should treat it according to Equisearch.
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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    September 1, 2012
    Here are some general cow-calf management reminders for the fall season. This information has been adapted from the “Beef Cow Herd Calendar”1 developed by the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service.
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  • Deworming Your Cattle

    August 1, 2012
    When your cattle herd has problems with tape worms, it can wreak havoc with their digestion systems. Knowing what to do about it can save you a lot of problems in the long haul.
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  • The Importance of a Healthy Hoof

    August 1, 2012
    Horse hoof care is an important issue for all horse owners.  While a horse may be able to sustain injury or illness in many parts of its body, the hoof bears weight and so adds hundreds of pounds of stress to any ailment.
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  • Management Tips for First Calf Heifers

    July 1, 2012
    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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  • The Products that Make Your Blue Ribbon Possible

    July 1, 2012
    With the number of tools there are for grooming, clipping, feeding, trimming, cooling, and conditioning show animals, it is very easy to get confused about what you really need around to do your best during show season.
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  • Exclusive Chicken and Rice Dog Food Testimonial

    June 1, 2012
    She used to drive over two hours once a month to get Exclusive® dog food for her three dogs. That was eight years ago when Jami Swords lived in Meeker, Colorado. A local feed dealer had recommended all-natural Exclusive® dog food, even though he didn’t carry it.
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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    June 1, 2012
    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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  • Five Basic Steps For Saddling Your Horse

    May 1, 2012
    Whether you’re applying an english or western saddle, knowing how to saddle your horse is one of the most essential things to know. Here are the steps to take according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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