Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    March 16, 2019
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    March 1, 2019
    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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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    February 16, 2019
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Winter Cow Care

    February 1, 2019
    Cows can easily adapt to different seasons, but they can still suffer during the harshest winter months, losing condition and becoming less productive. By practicing good winter cow care, however, you can protect your herd from the dangers of the season and ensure they reach spring in top form.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 16, 2019
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • Storing Birdseed

    January 1, 2019
    Proper storage can keep birdseed fresh and nutritious for longer, ensuring that backyard birds have the very best to eat.
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  • Tips to Prevent Barn Fires

    December 16, 2018
    A barn fire is a devastating, catastrophic event that can not only destroy a valuable building, but can kill horses and livestock, destroy stored crops, and damage all types of equipment.
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  • Holiday Food Dangers for Dogs and Cats

    December 1, 2018
    We look forward to the deliciousness of the holiday season for many reasons – special meals and drinks, seasonal treats, feasts with friends and family, and goodies galore all make the holidays a tasty time of year.
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    November 16, 2018
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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  • Laying Mulch for Winter

    November 1, 2018
    With winter fast approaching, snow is soon to come. That means it is time to prepare your garden for its winter sleep. This will give your flowers more insulation to come back and flourish. There is not a more important gardening tip than to lay mulch for the winter.
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  • Fun, Cognitive Training Games for Dogs

    October 16, 2018
    Dogs need mental stimulation just as much as they need physical exercise, and cognitive training games can be a fun way to sharpen your dog’s intelligence.
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  • When Should I Have My Horse’s Teeth Floated?

    October 1, 2018
    Dental care may not be the first thing on your mind when you are planning veterinary checkups for your horse, but a healthy mouth is essential for the animal’s comfort and well-being. A good schedule for proper teeth floating should be part of any equine wellness plan.
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  • Heartworm Prevention in Pets

    September 16, 2018
    Heartworm is a very serious and potentially deadly disease that can affect all breeds of dogs at any age. This parasite has also been reported more rarely in cats and ferrets, and it is wise for any pet owner to take precautions to protect their pet.
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  • How Often Should I Deworm My Horses?

    September 1, 2018
    Internal parasites are a natural part of horses’ digestive tracts. While different parasites can be beneficial to keep the gut healthy, an overload of worms can cause a wide variety of potentially dangerous problems for your horse.
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  • Adjusting Your Cattle to the Changing Seasons

    August 16, 2018
    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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  • General Fly Control for Property, Yards and Farm

    August 1, 2018
    Flies can be more than just a nuisance, they can actually be dangerous to you, your animals, your garden and your crops. There are dozens of types of flies that can mean trouble, but fortunately, it is no trouble to take simple steps to control all sorts of fly populations around your property.
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  • What Diseases Should I Vaccinate My Horses Against?

    July 16, 2018
    Vaccinations are always a tough subject when it comes to any living thing. Some will herald vaccinations as an advancement and triumph in medicine, while others will consider them risky and unworthy.
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  • What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

    July 1, 2018
    An ingrown nail can be painful for your pet, and if left untreated, could lead to sores, infections or in severe cases, even lameness or more severe complications. Fortunately, it is easy to deal with ingrown nails and keep your pets on sure footing.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    June 16, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

    June 1, 2018
    I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.
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  • How to Prepare Your Horse for Trail Riding

    May 16, 2018
    One consideration when getting back into the saddle after winter is the condition of the horse. On that first warm sunny day, it is very tempting to head out to the barn for a nice, long trail ride to enjoy the great weather.
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  • How Nutrition Affects Hoof Growth

    May 1, 2018
    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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  • Entertaining Goats

    April 16, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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  • Tips to Keep Chicks Entertained

    April 1, 2018
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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  • Keep Poultry Diseases “Cooped Up”

    March 16, 2018
    You're the best protection your birds have. By taking the necessary steps, you can reduce the risk of disease-causing germs going to or coming from your home or farm.
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