Month: March 2018

Summer Supplements

Summer is almost here. I know it seems strange to talk about supplementation during the summer, but really, summer forage conditions can be used to clarify supplementing livestock better than winter.  I mean, you expect to have to supplement animals on pasture in the winter, don’t you? There are times when supplementing in the summer …

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Manage Tame and Introduced Pastures for Optimum Nutrient Levels

For those of you that graze improved pastures, or have reseeded native pastures to grasses that are supposed to improve growth, are you getting the production you think you should?  Maybe your soils are not up to producing the quantity and quality of forages you need for your production goals. For cultivated or non-native grass …

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Poultry Diseases – Everything You Need to Know

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 significant mortality losses. This information is also included in our Backyard Poultry Guide. Disease Symptoms Birds Affected What do I do? Ascites (water belly) Affected birds …

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