Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Clean Your Bird Feeders

    January 1, 2013
    Your wild bird feeders can harbor bacteria, mold and other disease causing germs that can devastate wild birds. Being a responsible enthusiast requires some routine maintenance. • Cleaning and Disinfecting Feeders: Your feeders will need to be cleaned regularly.
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  • Purina Mills Layena SunFresh Recipe Testimonial

    December 1, 2012
    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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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    December 1, 2012
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Hay is for Horses

    November 1, 2012
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • Basic Showlamb Nutrition

    October 1, 2012
    Feeding lambs for show involves some basic principles of nutrition. Whether lambs are fed commercially for market, or diets intended to produce specific physical responses, we must remember that lambs are ruminants. It is of upmost importance that we maintain rumen health and function.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your New Horse May Be Bucking

    September 1, 2012
    So you just brought your new horse home. The person you bought the horse from didn’t seem to have any issues when riding him, but when you brought him home, he started to buck. What changed since you brought him home to your stables? Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • 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.
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  • Attracting Different Types of Birds

    August 1, 2012
    The ability to attract a variety of wild birds to your backyard can be accomplished by offering food, water, shelter and nesting sites.   • Food: Placing a wide variety of feeders and food around your backyard will attract the widest variety of wild birds.
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