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  • November 8, 2018

    Every year, Texas Parks and Wildlife sells millions of hunting and fishing licenses to people who will spend many hours in the outdoors, interacting with friends, family, and wildlife. However, hunting and fishing is just one of …

  • November 19, 2018

    Most successful horsemen share stories of a long background working with horses, often riding with their moms and dads as babies. Chance Taylor, husband and father, has a very different story. “I didn’t start riding my first horse …

  • October 11, 2018

    Like most accomplished horse men and women, Gatlin Duncan had humble beginnings in rural Texas, riding horses and working cattle with his dad outside the town of Mobeetie, TX. Years later, in 2018, he would win four Versatility …

  • Gavin leads her horse through the Show arena

    September 20, 2018

    At only 13 years old, Gavin Morrow is quite an accomplished show woman. For several years, she has shown steers and hogs, going from county, to state, and even to national shows. This year, she decided to take a chance and step …

  • A wrangler rides his horse swiftly, proudly carrying the Texas flag.

    September 4, 2018

    Every summer since 1966, the musical Texas has delighted audiences with music, history, and spectacle. The idea for the show first started in 1961, when Margaret Pease Harper and her husband were looking for a way to increase …

  • Doyle Hightower receives his 50th Anniversary accolades.

    June 25, 2018

    Earlier this month, long-time Comanche, TX resident Doyle Hightower celebrated a momentous anniversary alongside family and co-workers. Doyle Hightower has been an employee of Hi-Pro Feeds for fifty years this month, the entire life …

  • Hi-Pro Employees dot the landscape of a public park, enjoying food and chatting.

    June 14, 2018

    On Sunday June 3, Hi-Pro Feeds employees were treated with a picturesque 80-degree day in the Texas Panhandle for the annual company picnic. A cool breeze kept everyone comfortable at Thompson Park in Amarillo, TX as employees and …

  • Teghan Brooks and her winning dam at the San Antonio show

    May 24, 2018

    At just 15 years of age, Teghan Brooks of Wolfforth, TX won Grand Champion Wether Dam at the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show. A 6-year veteran of the show ring, Brooks enjoys the challenges and life lessons provided by raising champion …

  • A woman leans on a fence looking toward a horse in a lot next to a red barn.

    May 10, 2018

    Purchasing a horse can be a daunting task. Whether you are looking for a trainable yearling for intense performance or a reliable senior horse for 4-H Play Days, it is a sizeable investment in what can be a future member of the family. …

  • Goats sitting on and around wooden tables in a barnyard

    May 3, 2018

    Raising goats can be both a profitable and rewarding activity for landowners. Goats are a fascinating species of animals. They can eat a wide range of forages (trees, shrubs, forbs, and grasses) and can produce meat, milk, and for some …

  • Friona Mill at sunset

    April 19, 2018

    Last month, the Hi-Pro blog introduced our Ag Careers blog with a spotlight on our nutritionists in the hope of showcasing hard working individuals of our industry, and also providing information for anyone who may be interested in …

  • Did you know that if your cattle are eating too much mineral, you can place it as far as 1/4 of a mile from water. The extra travel between minerals and water decreases the intake.

    March 26, 2018

    The answer to his question has many aspects to it.  Cattle do have some level of what is referred to as “nutritional wisdom” in that when they have a nutrient deficiency, they will seek out sources of food that may have higher levels …

  • Two chickens stand next to a ladder

    February 20, 2018

    Disease can be caused by living organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites), nutritional deficiencies, toxic substances, or harsh environmental conditions. By recognizing the early warning signs of a disease, you can prevent …

  • Two chickens on the cover of the Hi-Pro Feeds Poultry Guide.

    February 20, 2018

    In this article, we go over the steps required for raising backyard birds. To download our full Backyard Poultry Guide, click here.

    Buying Chickens

    The number of birds you raise will depend primarily on the amount of space that …

  • Large tractor rigs parked inside the convention center.

    February 15, 2018

    Earlier this month, Hi-Pro employees attended the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention where they networked with industry colleagues, and attended learning sessions at the Cattlemen’s College. The Cattle Industry Convention and Trade …

  • A feeder pours feed into a feedlot trough.

    January 29, 2018

    This month, the Hi-Pro blog introduces a new series of blog posts: Ag Careers. By interviewing various members of different professions in agriculture, we hope to not only showcase the hard working individuals of our industry, but …

  • Silhouetted cattle stand in a field with a sunset backdrop.

    January 19, 2018

    Place small amounts of mineral supplement per station.

    Provide small amounts of mineral near water points or lounging areas so that cattle have easy access to them. To prevent loss in open troughs, place set amounts of …

  • The 4-H Logo next to the Hi-Pro Feeds logo

    January 8, 2018

    Through the Texas 4-H Horse Show Youth Incentive Program, youth competing in 4-H horse show events at 2018 Texas state 4-H sanctioned horse shows can qualify to win scholarships from Hi-Pro Feeds. For youth to become eligible for …

  • Black and white cows on green grass

    December 27, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Around this time a year ago, we predicted better times ahead for cattle producers in 2017 - especially in the wake of the painful declines through 2015 and most of 2016. …

  • Title card for the Placing Minerals Video

    January 4, 2018

    Tips for Placing Mineral on Pasture

    Placing minerals on pasture is an important step in helping your cattle achieve proper nutrition. Kent Mills, Range Nutritionist with Hi-Pro Feeds has been helping ranchers optimize nutrition …