Recent Blog Posts

  • Beware of Quick Fixes When Fighting High Feed Costs

    December 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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  • Preparing your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

    December 1, 2011
    Autumn is a good time to make sure everything is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner.
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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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  • Summer Tips for Raising Healthy Goats

    August 1, 2011
    Some people think goats can practically feed and care for themselves. But goats need care and attention, especially in summer. Here are some tips: Water is essential for temperature control, waste excretion, electrolyte balance, digestion and more.
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  • How to Keep your Rabbit Healthy and Happy During the Summer

    August 1, 2011
    Although we humans typically look forward to the summer months, rabbits don’t tolerate heat well. They thrive in temperatures between 60º and 70º. So observe your rabbit daily to gauge how he’s coping with the summer heat.
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  • Tips for Keeping your Poultry Hydrated During Hot Weather

    July 8, 2011
    Water is essential in your poultry surviving the hot weather. Here are some tips for keeping your poultry hydrated during the summer months. Position water containers in the shade. If water is too hot (or too cold) chickens will not drink enough to keep egg production up.
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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    July 8, 2011
    Just like their human companions, dogs and cats enjoy the carefree and playful summer months. During the days when the temperature and humidity soar, you need to take special care to keep your pets safe and comfortable. Due to their limited ability to keep cool, pets can become overheated quickly.
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  • Road Trip! Transporting A Dog In A Car

    June 16, 2011
    Driving with your dog may be a regular occurrence or maybe you’ve never done it before. Either way, going on a long road trip is a whole different experience.
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  • Removing Ticks From Your Pets

    June 16, 2011
    Ticks are disgusting little insects that survive by sucking blood from their hosts, often times from your four-legged friend. Here are some tips to get that pestering tick out: You should check your animal pretty regularly to see if it has ticks on it.
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  • Dog Tricks: Four Steps For Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

    April 15, 2011
    Armed with just a few tennis balls, you can train your dog to fetch - an activity that’s fun for a day in the park or in your backyard. Here are some steps to teach your dog:1) Get your dog interestedGet your dog interested in the ball by teasing him a little bit with it.
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