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Feeding Success in the New Year: Farming and Livestock Care Resolutions

Feeding Success in the New Year: Farming and Livestock Care Resolutions

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, it's the perfect time to reflect on the past and set intentions for a thriving future. For our farming community, New Year's resolutions aren't just about personal goals; they're about nurturing the health and prosperity of our animals and cultivating success in every harvest. In this blog, we'll explore resolutions and strategies to elevate your farm's productivity and your livestock's well-being in the coming year. Revitalize Nutrition Plans: Start the year by reevaluating and optimizing your livestock's nutrition plans. Explore new feeds and supplements that align with the specific...

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Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

Cold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns. While barns may keep horses safe and warm in the winter, poor ventilation can lead to a range of health concerns. Fortunately, there are several ways to improve winter air quality and keep horses breathing easy. Winter Barn Air Quality and Horse Health Issues When horses are stabled in secure barns in winter, they are warm, but they are also at risk from poor...

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How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks. Still, if a chicken coop is mismanaged or in poor shape during winter, the biting cold can  bring about disease and sure death to its occupants. Among the multitude of improvements and reinforcements you should make to prepare your chickens for winter, the following tips are the most essential to keep in mind. Good Air Flow Ensuring that your chickens stay warm during winter is paramount, but...

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Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves. Be a wise lover of birds this year; learn how to host diverse flocks  at your backyard buffet right up until winter. Offer High-Calorie Foods As they prepare to migrate, birds need nutritious foods rich in fat to sustain their energy. Be the best bird feeder on the block by offering high-calorie nibblets for them...

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The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals. Why Good Hay Matters Depending on the animal, hay can make up 50 percent or more of its daily diet, and in winter, most grazing animals consume even more hay because their access to adequate pasture is restricted. The nutrition from hay is vital to keep the animal healthy, and to protect its digestive health. Poor quality hay could lead not only to digestive trouble, but...

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