Cattle

Can Pets and Livestock Eat Leftover Halloween Pumpkins?

by Caitlyn Andrews November 12, 2019

Fall is here and that means it's time for pumpkin-everything. 🎃 

But what do you do with your pumpkins once the season is over? If you throw them out your pets could be missing out on a tasty snack.

For livestock, pumpkins can even stand in as an additional feed source.

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How to Control Mosquitoes on the Farm

by Caitlyn Andrews July 16, 2019

Mosquito season is here. We've had a wet spring and mosquitoes are thriving. And these pests are more than annoying.

They're a threat to farms everywhere. They carry disease. They annoy animals. They even affect your livestock operation's bottom line.

In this article, you'll learn about mosquitoes, the harm they cause, and ways to control them on your farm.

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How to Protect Your Livestock During the Extreme Cold

by Caitlyn Andrews January 29, 2019

Many of us in the United States are bracing ourselves for record cold temperatures this week.

Small animal owners are warned to keep their pets indoors during subzero temperatures, but severe wind and cold present different challenges for livestock owners. You can't fit your cattle or horses in the living room to hang out on the couch and wait out the winter storm with you.

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How to Mix Calf Milk Replacer the Right Way

by Caitlyn Andrews July 05, 2018

Feeding a quality calf milk replacer offers many benefits to your calves. It can result in higher growth rates among other advantages.

However, to maximize these benefits you need to make sure you are correctly mixing the milk replacer. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your milk replacer.

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Why You Should Always Remove the Net Wrap on Round Bales for Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews March 20, 2018

Producers that fail to remove the net wrap from their round bales could be causing serious problems for themselves and their herd in the future.

Net wrap refers to the wrapping or string that binds hay together. Round bales are commonly fed to cattle and the net wrap that keeps them together comes in different materials.

It doesn't matter what type of wrap is used or whether the hay bales are fed whole or after grinding, many producers leave the wrap on.

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Maintaining Appetite for Healthy Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews October 13, 2017

The primary concern of every producer is the health of their animals. Cattle producers know that the animal's appetite is an indicator of good health.

Sometimes, maintaining a good appetite in your cattle is easier said than done.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy appetite in your cattle.

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