Recent Blog Posts

  • Nutrition Tips for Your Senior Horse

    December 1, 2012
    Just like humans, horses will begin to show signs of deterioration as they reach their senior years. We typically define a “senior” horse as one about fifteen to eighteen years old, although you may notice these changes well outside of this age bracket.
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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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  • How to Use Complete Feeds to Stretch Your Hay Supply

    October 2, 2012
    Fiery blazes, drought, and poor growing conditions have made hay difficult to find and expensive to buy in many locations throughout the nation. These conditions have left horse owners with the difficult task of finding an affordable source of quality hay for their horses.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    October 2, 2012
    Hoof quality is affected by several factors including genetics, environment and nutrition. Some horses inherit weak hooves and that can’t be changed, but proper care and nutrition can help develop and maintain the best hooves genetically possible.
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  • How to Adjust Horses to the Changing Seasons

    September 1, 2012
    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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  • Hot Weather Tips for Show Animals

    August 1, 2012
    Summer time can really heat up. Not only with an increase in temperature, but also humidity and wind velocity play a role in ambient conditions that affect show animals. Heat stress can manifest in several ways in animals on feed for show.
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  • How to Find the Balance between Forage and Feed for Your Horses while Avoiding Obesity

    August 1, 2012
    How do you provide proper nutrition to them without an overabundance of calories?
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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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  • The Importance of Feed over Forage in Horse Diets

    July 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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  • 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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