Recent Blog Posts

  • Removing Ticks From Your Pets

    August 1, 2013
    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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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    August 1, 2013
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • Management Tips for First Calf Heifers

    July 23, 2013
    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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  • Causes and Prevention of Coccidiosis in your Flock

    July 22, 2013
    One of the challenges you face as a bird owner is the threat of a common, and potentially devastating, disease called coccidiosis. But once you understand what causes it and how it spreads, you can feel more confident about your ability to limit its impact on your flock.
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  • Be Prepared for the Great Outdoors with this Camping Checklist

    July 9, 2013
    With summer quickly approaching, you may find yourself wanting to finally get out of your room or office to explore the outdoors.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    July 1, 2013
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • Purina Mills Layena SunFresh Recipe Testimonial

    July 1, 2013
    If her cousin hadn’t owned a feed store, Patrice Chandler might never have discovered her passion for raising chickens. After moving to Mississippi 18 years ago, Chandler paid a visit to her cousin’s store where some baby chicks had just arrived.
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  • Tips for Keeping your Poultry Hydrated During Hot Weather

    June 1, 2013
    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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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    June 1, 2013
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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