Livestock News

What is chicken scratch exactly?

Sep 16, 2019

So, what is chicken scratch exactly? As its name implies it is something that chickens will scratch around in the dirt and bedding to find and eat.

Poultry biosecurity: Keeping your birds healthy

Sep 09, 2019

By now, I’m sure you have heard or read about avian influenza (AI). This is an infection of birds with avian influenza type A viruses that occur naturally among wild aquatic birds worldwide and can infect domestic poultry and other animal species.

Food-grade measures

Sep 02, 2019

Food safety is critical to our national security. We are fortunate to live in a nation that puts so much effort and focus on protecting the integrity of our food supply. You can be sure the United States has the safest food supply in the world.   

Choosing a Cattle Mineral

Aug 26, 2019

Since most cow-calf operations rely primarily on pasture or forage, supplementing with free-choice minerals often provides a sizeable return on investment. With hundreds of products available, all touting various claims, selecting a mineral that best fits your operation can be confusing. 

Beef Cattle Deworming Strategies

Aug 20, 2019

Dewoming cattle on pasture leads to higher profits for grazers.  

The Nitty Gritty on Hen Digestion

Aug 12, 2019

It is important to understand your hen’s digestive system when making proper nutrition choices. Poultry rely on the gizzard to break feeds down for digestion.

Help Your Deer Pay Their Nutritional “Bills”

Aug 05, 2019

As hunters and wildlife enthusiasts, we want to have an abundant, healthy population of deer, especially lots of trophy bucks with heavy bodies and giant antlers. Choose and provide supplements that provide energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. Using nutritional supplements such as attractants, feeds and minerals can strategically help provide nutritional abundance so that deer will mature, reproduce, and produce antlers that meet our goals and expectations.   

Details on Deworming

Jul 29, 2019

Goat deworming is one of the animal heath world’s most highly debated and controversial topics for several different reasons.  

Caring for Your Chickens During the Heat of Summer

Jul 22, 2019

As summer rolls on, it’s important to maintain your chickens’ health and comfort. The sticky summer heat can be harmful to your feathered friends. Chickens have a natural layer of thick insulation thanks to their feathers. While this can be beneficial during the winter months, flocks can easily become stressed due to heat.

What Vaccinations Do My Brood Cows Need?

Jul 01, 2019

Spring is an excellent time to work cattle, especially for the cow-calf producer. Ideally, brood cows should be worked prior to, but as close as possible to calving.

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