Recent Blog Posts

  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    December 1, 2017
    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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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    March 1, 2017
    No matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?
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  • Autumn Cow Calf Management Tips

    October 1, 2016
    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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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    September 1, 2014
    Properly caring for horses or livestock during a threatening storm requires careful planning and preparation. No one is immune to disaster and that’s why we implement strategies and plans to overcome dangerous weather. No matter what the disaster may be, it never hurts to be prepared.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    May 1, 2014
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • How to Keep Your Cattle and Pasture Healthy and Productive

    May 1, 2013
    Even though pastures look green and lush in spring and early summer, grass production alone might not be able to meet all your cattle’s nutritional needs.
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  • 10 Step Winter Cattle Feeding Program

    February 1, 2013
    Now is the time to plan your beef herd winter feeding program. Fine-tuning winter feeding management helps optimize performance, but it is also essential for good animal husbandry, according to livestock nutrition and animal health experts with North Carolina State University (NCSU).
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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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  • 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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  • 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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