Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips for Making it a Better Winter for Wildlife

    December 1, 2011
    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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  • Beware of Quick Fixes When Fighting High Feed Costs

    November 1, 2011
    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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  • Winter Care for Horses

    November 1, 2011
    Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.
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  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    October 1, 2011
    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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  • How to Adjust Horses to the Changing Seasons

    October 1, 2011
    Changing seasons can bring about potential problems for horses and their owners. Pasture quality changes with every season, but the changes from summer to fall are especially significant. During the fall, there are often warm sunny days and cool nights.
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  • Detecting Heat Stroke In horses

    September 1, 2011
    If you detect the symptoms of heat stroke in your horse, you should call your veterinarian immediately.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    September 1, 2011
    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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