4 Useful Tips to Having a Happy and Healthy Puppy

Jul 01,2019

As new dog owners, it can be confusing to know what to do to help your puppy be its happiest and healthiest. Follow these 4 useful tips to help get your puppy on the right track to a happy life.

5 Summer Hoof Care Tips

Jul 19,2022

Chips. Cracks. Lost shoes. Horse owners are likely familiar with these common complaints. Dry, summer conditions can bring with it many hoof care challenges. However, certain strategies can be used to help keep your horse’s hooves in tip-top shape all year round. Consider the five tips listed below for summer hoof care management.
 

5 survival tips for bottle feeding calves

Jan 18,2021

Most calves need only need 2–3 bottles a day. You won’t have to worry about middle-of-the-night feedings or early-morning waking; bottle calves eat during the day and sleep at night. They will need only two bottles a day if they are healthy, and the weather is nice. If it’s particularly cold or your calf isn’t gaining weight, three bottles will do.
 

Advantages of Organic Trace Minerals

Feb 10,2020

Minerals required by livestock are commonly divided into two general categories: macrominerals and microminerals.  Macrominerals are those required in relatively large amounts, and microminerals, in very small amounts.  Microminerals, also referred to as trace minerals, are only needed in quantities measured in milligrams or micrograms, but are vitally important for reproduction, immunity, and proper growth and development.  Copper, zinc, manganese, and selenium are just some of the trace minerals typically supplemented to ensure proper health and performance of our animals. 
 

A Mild Winter?

Mar 02,2020

This winter has often been referred to as a mild one since we’ve experienced only a few short periods of below-freezing temperatures.  However, what may seem mild to humans sleeping in a dry, warm home may be taking its toll on cattle forced to deal with long periods of wet, cool weather.
 

Antibiotic Usage Tips

Jan 13,2022

Animal health often declines in the winter months. This often leads to an increase in the usage of antibiotics in our animals.   There are a few important things to remember when deciding how to use antibiotics.
 

A significant investment

Jun 28,2021

While feed costs for the lactating cows represent the largest outlay for a dairy operation, producing heifers is responsible for the second-largest expenditure. Since the heifer is the future of the herd, managing growth and ultimately age at first calving is significant to the profitability of the operation.
 

Avoiding the cheap feed trap

Sep 23,2019

Although inexpensive feed may seem budget friendly there are tradeoffs between the cost of the diet, calf performance and target market weights. Therefore, understanding the true cost of feed is important to maintain profitability in this industry. Here are two key factors to consider when developing a feeding plan for your fall-weaned calves.

Basics of Meat Goat Management

Sep 26,2022

Meat goats are a growing livestock enterprise in many parts of the United States today. It is important to understand key aspects of meat goat management when deciding to get into the business. We will discuss nutrition, breeding, health, and other management concerns in this week’s blog.
 

Beef Cattle Deworming Strategies

Aug 20,2019

Dewoming cattle on pasture leads to higher profits for grazers.