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A Foundation for Cattle Health: Nutrition, Vaccines and Dewormers

Evaluate your herd health protocol to determine if your cattle are set up for success, or if a foundational element is missing. Did you know, nutrition can impact the effectiveness of health protocols, including vaccinations and dewormers? It’s true. In fact, it’s often said that without quality nutrition, there’s no foundation for a health program…

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Spring Checklist: Pasture Management for Horses

Green grass can be a great addition to a horse’s health, both mentally and physically. Horses love the taste of green grass and it can be very nutritious during the right stages of maturity, not to mention the joys of being out in a pasture relaxing and being a horse. However, spring grass can bring…

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Non-Medicated vs. Medicated Chick Starter Feed

To start baby chicks strong, provide a complete starter-grower feed with all 38 nutrients they need each day. Choosing between a medicated or non-medicated chick starter feed depends on whether or not your baby chicks have been vaccinated for coccidiosis. Continue feeding the same chick starter feed from day 1 until week 18, or when…

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Stop the Buzz: 4 Methods of Fly Control for Cattle

Early season fly control for cattle goes a long way in keeping populations under control all season long. Consider these four methods as you turn cattle out onto spring pasture: Uses How it works Application and upkeep Considerations Feed-through Purina® Wind and Rain® Mineral formulas with Altosid® IGR deliver mineral nutrition and horn fly control to range cattle…

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Caring for Baby Chicks: What to Do Once They Arrive

Bringing home your baby chicks is an exciting milestone in raising backyard chickens. The three key essentials for raising strong baby chicks: Warm, water and feed. Start chicks strong by providing a complete chick starter feed from day 1 through week 18. For those of us welcoming new chicks, how can we give them a…

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Feeding Horses for Weight Gain

One common question asked by horse owners is “how do I put weight on a thin horse?”  There are several factors that can lead to a horse being underweight, including health conditions, age-related issues, or simply inadequate calories in the horse’s diet. When dealing with a thin horse, first we need to look at the…

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Six Signs of Good Quality Horse Hay

Forage makes up between 50 and 90 percent or more of a horse’s diet. Much of the forage part of the diet comes in the form of hay. Because it’s such a big part of the ration, a good quality hay can help keep a horse healthy, while a poor quality hay can be detrimental….

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Safe Eggs Start with Strong Shells

Strong shells matter because they impact egg safety. Strong eggshells are better able to keep bacteria out. One way to help keep eggs safe is by feeding hens a layer feed that includes Oyster Strong® System for shell strength. Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the…

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Extending Cattle Fly Control Mineral in Fall Can Curb Spring Fly Populations

A shrinking horn fly population in the fall might not seem like a nuisance to your cattle. However, horn flies can hibernate and survive the winter, developing into a prolific fly population come spring.  What precautions can you take now to get a head start on spring fly populations? Here are answers to top fall…

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Weaning Calves? Know Your Starter Feed Basics

The single most important job of a starter feed is to get calves to eat. When weaning calves, getting them eating from day one can help equip their immune systems to better deal with stress and improve their chance to stay healthy. Calf Starter Feeds 101 Palatability is extremely important when making a feed selection…

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