Rural Lifestyle

Maintain fuel tanks for cold weather performance

Nov 30, 2020

Before cold weather strikes, take steps to ensure problem-free engine performance and protect your valuable diesel equipment. With proper tank

Farmco Eases Cattle Feeding

Nov 23, 2020

Farmco feeder wagons are proudly made in Ronks, Pa., and sold through your local Co-op.  Farmco feeders efficiently feed your cows, saving you time and money. 

Need a gate? Get one that fits its purpose

Nov 16, 2020

By Jeff Wilkerson, TFC Hardware Product Manager There’s no question about the quality of gates made in LaVergne, Tenn., that carry the Co-op label. However, the best gate in the world won’t hold up or serve the purpose if it’s not the right kind of gate. Before you spend your hard-earned money, ask yourself, “What does this gate need to do?” If you have a large pasture and just need a barrier, you would be better off with a Co-op Prime Pasture Gate. These gates are very durable but are lighter and easy to handle and hang.  

Scales Take Guesswork Out of Livestock Management

Nov 09, 2020

Livestock management involves many important duties, and having an accurate weight on these animals is one of them. Therefore, it’s recommended that livestock producers utilize scales. As our friends at Tru-Test, one of Co-op’s scale manufacturing partners, say, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure!”  

Trust Fill-Rite for Fuel Transfer

Nov 02, 2020

For an AC- or DC-powered fuel transfer pump that provides the flexibility and power to handle even your most difficult applications, look no further than the most trusted name in pumps, Fill-Rite, which are proudly “Made in the USA” and available through participating Co-ops.  

Save hay by choosing the right feeder

Oct 26, 2020

Hay feeders are an important part of any cattle farm. Increased costs of producing hay, along with fuel and equipment costs, mean today’s farmer wants to get the most out of every bale fed.  

Top 7 Tips For Winterizing Farm Equipment

Oct 19, 2020

The end of harvest season will be approaching in the not-too-distant future, and with it will come the time to give your farm machinery the break it needs. But before storing your equipment, it needs to be properly prepared for winter’s chill.  

Make Your Back Yard a Winter Destination for Birds

Oct 12, 2020

Many species of birds take up residence in our area during the winter months. Some species possess certain feeding habits and prefer particular types of feed, feeder, and shelter. Knowing which species visit and reside in your back yard this time of year will help you decide what to have readily available to make them feel at home.  

Prolong your pumpkins

Oct 05, 2020

October is here and that brings pumpkin season. Pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin pie, and pumpkins displayed on the porches across town. However, once they’re Jack O’lanterns, or been on the porch, they start to lose their luster. Check out these tips to keep your pumpkin pristine all fall long.  

Easy Mouse Removal

Sep 28, 2020

As fall and winter approach, mice will be seeking refuge in homes, barns, and sheds in search of food and a place to build a nest. Here are a few simple steps to help rid your home from mice:  

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