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What Are Animal By-Products in Dog Food

Nov 22, 2019

Animal by-products in dog food and cat food aren’t fillers like most people think. Many believe by-products are low-quality or even inedible parts of an animal, such as hooves, hair or feathers.

What are Animal By-Products in Dog Food?

Nov 21, 2019

When it comes to wet food, “by-products are basically organ meats—the liver, kidneys, lungs and spleen. Rather than being bad, it’s actually the first choice of animals when they eat. They’re nutritious and palatable,” according to Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and founder of Fear Free Pets.

Get Your Dairy Calf Nutrition Program Ready for Winter

Nov 07, 2019

A common misconception is it must be freezing for a dairy calf to experience cold stress. But, calves have a higher surface-area-to-bodyweight ratio than older animals, meaning they become cold-stressed at moderate temperatures. Newborn calves can experience cold stress starting at 60 degrees F and below, putting them at risk for pneumonia and calf scours.

How to Care for Horses in Winter

Oct 30, 2019

‚ÄčIf you’re wondering, “Do horses get cold in the winter?” the answer is yes. However, even horses in cold climates can fare quite well during the winter months. With proper diets, exercise and access to appropriate water and shelter, they will make it through comfortably and be ready to get back to work when the weather allows.

How to Prepare Mazuri Gel Diets

Oct 24, 2019

Mazuri® gel diets offer a unique way to provide complete nutrition and moisture in a highly palatable food item. Mazuri gel diets come in a wide array of formulations designed to fit the needs of virtually any feeding program. Making Mazuri gel diets is incredibly simple, and mixing directions can be modified to create a customized food item for any animal. Just follow the simple directions below to prepare the Mazuri gel that is right for your animal.

Feeding Deer in the Fall and Winter

Oct 24, 2019

Even though bucks are in hard rack and achieved their antler size for the year, they can lose 10-30% of their body weight due to increased activity and decreased food intake during the rut and subsequent winter. Feeding bucks during the fall and winter allow bucks to regain weight they may have lost during the rut. 

Three Key Cattle Mineral Program "Abilities"

Oct 17, 2019

A good cattle mineral program will fuel cows to achieve herd goals. Getting cows bred in a timely manner and raising healthy calves are always top priorities in a cow/calf operation and quality cattle mineral is the cornerstone in supporting these goals.

Is my Dog Senior?

Oct 17, 2019

It’s amazing how true the saying “time flies when you are having fun” can be. Time can fly by with your dog as he progresses from puppyhood through adulthood. During this time, many folks start to ask when will my dog progress from an adult to a senior. The transition from puppy to adult is rather clear. You can see when your puppy has stopped growing and matured to an obedient and well behaved dog.

Four Tips for Starting Young Show Pigs

Oct 10, 2019

A successful show pig project begins even before your pig arrives home. While the ultimate goal is winning the banner on show day, researching and choosing the right feed and management program lays the foundation for your show pig project.

Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

Oct 10, 2019

The decision to refrigerate eggs or leave them on the counter should be made based on if you’ve washed your farm fresh eggs or not. Unwashed eggs have a protective layer called a cuticle and can be stored on the counter. Washing eggs removes the cuticle; therefore, washed eggs should be refrigerated to prevent contamination. Read on for more egg storage tips and FAQs about farm fresh eggs!

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