Recent Blog Posts

  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    March 1, 2014
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • Caring For Your Lawn in the Spring

    March 1, 2014
    Neglecting your lawn at this time of year will result in damage that lasts through all four seasons. Therefore, it is important to know what you must do to take care of your lawn in the spring so that you can enjoy a lush, green lawn all year, every year.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    February 1, 2014
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Tips for Keeping your Goats Healthy during Winter

    February 1, 2014
    Winter is just around the corner. Taking a few simple steps this month to prepare can save you from having to improvise when the thermometer dips in coming weeks. • Shelter.
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  • Winter Care for Horses

    January 1, 2014
    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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  • 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.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    December 1, 2013
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Tips for Making it a Better Winter for Wildlife

    November 1, 2013
    Winter is just around the corner, and that means deer, elk, game birds, squirrels, chipmunks and wild birds are shifting into survival mode. Because it’s a time of particular stress for wildlife, it also happens to be a time when your actions can have a tremendous impact.
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  • 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.
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  • Understanding Your Bird's Behavior

    September 1, 2013
    Though almost all birds or species react differently to different things, it has been proven that there is a general similarity in the actions and meanings of basic bird behaviors. Try your best to distinguish what your bird is telling you, and respond accordingly.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    September 1, 2013
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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  • Canning 101

    September 1, 2013
    Canning is a very simple task and a great DIY project. The purpose of canning is to kill any microorganism that can spoil food, and to seal the jar tight enough to keep microorganism out. This is why canning requires a lot of cleanliness, sterilization, and hygiene.
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  • 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.
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  • Easing your Pet Into the Transition of a New Home

    August 1, 2013
    Easing yourself into a new home is a large feat, both physically and emotionally. The stresses of packing up, moving, and finally accepting your new living space as your home can take many months if not longer.
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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    June 3, 2013
    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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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    June 3, 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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  • Three Ideas For Choosing The Best Bird Feeder Location

    May 1, 2013
    If you’re planning on putting up a brand new bird feeder here’s just a few ideas for the best location you can put it and what to expect. -When putting up a brand new birdfeeder the first rule is to put it in a place where your flying friends can see and identify it.
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  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    May 1, 2013
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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  • Tips For Spring Weed Killing

    April 1, 2013
    Surely you’ve heard of spring cleaning but spring weed killing can be a whole lot more interesting. Here are some things according to Dawn West of AllAboutLawns. com to help you beat out the weeds:Preemptive strikeThere’s no better way to fight them than if they’re not there yet.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    April 1, 2013
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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  • Preventing Snowballs in Your Horse‚Äôs Hooves

    February 1, 2013
    When it comes to preventing snowballs in your horses’ hooves, many of our clients find that home-grown solutions are easiest and relatively effective. If your horse is only in the snow from time to time, products you most likely already have at home are adequate means of preventing snowballs.
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  • 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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