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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • December 12, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Previous reports have noted a growing body of evidence that would seem to suggest that American cattle producers are beginning to slow the pace of herd expansion – even if …

  • A herd of brown cattle graze on green pasture.

    November 28, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Farm income numbers in both the U.S. and Canada appear to be providing further reason for American cattle producers to throttle back on expansion, and for those in Canada to …

  • Two black cows stand on green pasture.

    November 14, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    When corn supplies rise, rising beef supplies usually are not far behind. And there’s little doubt there’s lots of corn and more beef is ahead.

    With the USDA surprising …

  • A group of heifers eats hay off snow covered ground.

    October 31, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As the cattle markets of North America travel along a lower road than during 2014 and the first half of 2015, with prices and profits for most operations not what they were …

  •  A brown horse hangs its head out a stall window while snow falls.

    October 31, 2017

    As we get into the heart of fall, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming winter. Hi-Pro Feeds took a few minutes to ask Dr. Morrow about how caring for horses changes during those colder months.

    Dr. Morrow, how does caring …

  • A large group of people stand in the cross-ventilated barn and hear a talk.

    October 26, 2017

    On October 18, over 700 people gathered at Wildcat Dairy for the 8th consecutive Southwest Dairy Days. A large tent was erected near the new barn where fifty-seven exhibitors set up tables for demonstrations and hand out …