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Milk Fever in Goats

Mar 08, 2019

With the onset of milk production after giving birth, your goat must supply a large quantity of calcium with her milk. The goat normally has more than enough calcium reserves in her bones, but if she has been on a diet high in calcium during her dry period, her body may have “forgotten” how to mobilize those calcium reserves because it hasn’t needed to.

Feeding Programs for Dairy Steers

Mar 07, 2019

When looking to feed dairy steers, you should design a feeding program that fits your labor, land, facility and equipment resources.  

The 3 C’s of a Successful Calving Season

Mar 05, 2019

In utero, the calf relies solely on the cow for nutrition, immunity, and overall protection.  As producers, you need to ensure that the cow is getting all of the proper vitamins, minerals, and all nutrition so that the calf is not compromised when it hits the ground.

Hay Shortage Tips

Feb 24, 2019

As most horse owners know, the past year was not a good year for hay and the rough winter is depleting hay supplies quick. This is causing forage shortages and many horse owners are looking for alternative options.

Winter/Spring/Winter - How to keep your Animals Healthy this Season

Feb 20, 2019

With Mother Nature on the see-saw of should it be winter or spring, here are a few tips for keeping your animals’ healthy.

How Important is Colostrum to a Newborn Lamb?

Feb 05, 2019

With lambing season in full swing, have you thought about your ewe’s colostrum quality? Colostrum is the "first milk" that a ewe produces after lambing. Colostrum contains a high level of several nutrients that are important for lamb health and performance. Colostrum also contains a high level of antibodies against a variety of infectious agents.

Bird Feeder

Jan 09, 2019

Here in Wisconsin, we are fortunate to have a wide array of wild birds to watch year-round. If you enjoy watching birds, setting up a few bird feeders is a great way to attract them to your yard, balcony, or patio. The right type of bird feeder to purchase depends on what type of birds you're hoping to attract and how much space you have at your disposal.

Understanding a Gauranteed Analysis

Dec 12, 2018

Have you ever looked into a new brand of feed and wonder if it is meeting all the nutrient requirements for your horse? Have you ever looked at a guaranteed analysis and wondered what it all means?

Winter Care for Your Horses

Dec 12, 2018

Ready or not, winter is here! Keeping your horses warm, comfortable, conditioned and properly fed can be difficult during the hard winter months.

How to Switch to a Chicken Layer Feed

Oct 01, 2018

When you turn 18, you can do a lot of new things. You can vote, buy fireworks and even try your luck with the lottery. The magical number means: welcome to adulthood.For backyard chickens, the number 18 means the same thing.

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