Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Raise Goats on Your Small Farm

    July 1, 2017
    Goats can be a delightful, productive and profitable addition to your small farm. To make the most of goats, however, you have to be prepared to meet their needs. Is your farm ready for goats?
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    July 1, 2017
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • What Is Bugging Your Garden?

    June 1, 2017
    Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.
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  • Help Us Give Rescue Horses a Second Chance

    June 1, 2017
    There are close to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter. That’s why Purina sponsors A Home for Every Horse — a program to help find homes for horses in need. Through this sponsorship, we supply participating rescue shelters with the high-quality nutrition developed by the Ph.
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  • Advantages of Mineral Tubs

    May 1, 2017
    It can be difficult to ensure your cattle have a balanced diet rich in essential minerals once you allow them to range and forage throughout a large pasture. Mineral tubs can be the answer to making sure your cattle have the proper nutrition. What Are Mineral Tubs and Their Benefits?
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  • Growing, Harvesting and Baling Your Own Hay

    May 1, 2017
    Hay is essential for any farm, whether it is a casual backyard farm or a tremendous commercial operation. Commercial farms have little difficulty raising hay or sourcing out their needs, but smaller farmers and urban hobbyists can also grow, harvest and bale hay even on a smaller scale.
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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    April 1, 2017
    No matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?
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  • Common Chick Diseases to Look Out For

    April 1, 2017
    A healthy chick will grow strong and be a productive member of your flock, but a sick chick can quickly infect other chicks or introduce diseases to the rest of your poultry.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    March 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    March 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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