Recent Blog Posts

  • 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.
    read more
  • 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.
    read more
  • 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.
    read more
  • 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.
    read more
  • The Best Kind of Fencing for Your Horse

    September 15, 2015
    Horses have a wide range of breeds, sizes, personalities and temperaments, and there is no single type of fence that is best for every type of horse.
    read more
  • How to Keep Your Cattle and Pasture Healthy and Productive

    April 1, 2015
    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.
    read more
  • Winter Cattle Care

    February 1, 2015
    Anytime you need to prepare something for winter, you always begin in the fall before the weather gets worse. With cattle it is no different.
    read more
  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    January 1, 2015
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
    read more
  • Five Factors of Hay Quality

    October 1, 2014
    To most individuals passing through rural areas, hay seems simple. Its dry, tough, and it feeds livestock. However there’s more to hay than meets the eye. Hay is one of those grasses where it is particularly hard to see the quality and composition.
    read more
  • 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.
    read more
  • 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.
    read more
  • Preparing Your Cows For Winter

    December 1, 2013
    Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy.
    read more
  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    November 1, 2013
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
    read more
  • Clean, Fresh Ways to Provide Water for your Horses During the Hot Summer Months

    August 1, 2013
    Horses are considered some of the finest animals known to man. Like any animal, during the hot summer months, horses need fresh, clean water to stay hydrated and healthy. Every horse is unique to its own. Therefore, the needs of your horse will differ from the needs of other horses.
    read more
  • Common Causes of Poor Body Condition and Performance

    July 1, 2013
    The first step in determining why your horse is not eating well, losing weight or failing to thrive is to examine his nutritional program. Your Purina Certified Expert Dealer or Sales Specialist can help you with this process.
    read more
  • Plants that are Poisonous to Horses

    July 1, 2013
    There are literally hundreds of plants that are either outright, or potentially, toxic to horses. There are several factors that contribute to toxicity. First, the plant must contain a substance that is toxic to that particular species of animal (susceptibility).
    read more
  • The Role of Antioxidants

    November 1, 2012
    Antioxidants such as vitamin E are beneficial, but how much does your horse actually need? We know antioxidants are important for health, but few people really know what they are or what they do. Simply put, antioxidants fight free radicals. So what are free radicals?
    read more
  • Protection and Support for Optimal Joint Health

    October 1, 2012
    Daily exercise and the rigors of competition are some of the most common causes of joint injuries in horses, injuries which can lead to a considerable amount of lost training time.
    read more
  • Storing hay effectively

    September 1, 2012
    Making sure that the shed that you store your hay in is in good condition is important. First of all, if it’s not in good working order hay can be wasted (which means your money, too) and secondly it can seriously harm your animals. Here are a few ideas from Equisearch.
    read more
  • How to Preserve Nutrients in Hay

    May 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.
    read more
  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    May 1, 2012
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
    read more