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Backyard Chicken Winter Care Tips

by Caitlyn Andrews February 04, 2016

Winter weather can bring challenges to many backyard chicken hobbyists. You may be wondering how you can keep your flock happy and healthy during the cold winter months. Follow these simple strategies this winter to keep your hens safe and productive. Here are some tips to help you with your chickens:

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Dairy Cows and Udder Balm

by Caitlyn Andrews January 12, 2016

Winter brings dry, chapped skin for most everyone. This includes dairy cows. This time of year can mean painful, chapped or raw udders for your dairy cows. Here are a few tips to keep your cows from suffering udder ailments this season.

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Barn and Livestock Winter Prep Checklist

by Caitlyn Andrews December 16, 2015

We are already half way through December and the weather has stayed mild so far. Don't lower your guard just yet. Now is the time to make sure your farm is ready for harsher winter weather. We've compiled a checklist to help you stay organized and prepare your farm for winter.

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How to Handle Moldy Hay this Winter

by Caitlyn Andrews November 03, 2015

This year brought plenty of rainfall and poor harvesting conditions for those baling hay. When you go to feed your livestock this winter it's likely that you could run into some moldy hay. The good news is that most mold in your hay won't harm your livestock. Not all molds produce mycotoxins.

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3 Baits You Can Rotate to Fight Rodent Resistance

by Caitlyn Andrews October 14, 2015

Easily one of the most cost-effective ways for agricultural producers to keep a rodent free facility is to rotate baits. A year round bait rotation program will keep baits effective. Below you'll find recommendations from Motomco for combating resistance.

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How To Keep Rodents Out of Your Barn This Fall

by Caitlyn Andrews October 08, 2015

Rodents are a problem. As temperatures drop in the fall mice and rats tend to migrate to a warmer shelter. That means your barn, your coop, your livestock facility, even your home. These rodents can contaminate feed and carry disease. They can even chew through wires and cause barn fires. What can you do to keep the mice and rats away?

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