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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Your Ultimate Guide to VFD Resources

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! The start of 2017 brings a big change to the livestock industry. The FDA announced on January 3, that it has completed implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. This guidance began in 2013 to transition medically important antimicrobial drugs used in feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production purposes, such as growth promotion.

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List of Cover Crop Plants You Should Know That Are Toxic to Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews April 29, 2016

Are you aware of the dangers potentially growing in your cattle's grazing pasture? If you're considering planting a cover crop for forage, or unaware of which plants can be toxic to cattle, then this article is for you.

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Considering a Career in Agriculture?

by Caitlyn Andrews March 15, 2016

If you didn't already know, today (March 15, 2016) is National Ag Day 2016! People around the country are celebrating the people who work hard year round to feed the world. Are you considering a career in agriculture? Great! According to research...

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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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