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Moving Your Chicks Outside

Farm
If you’re raising chicks, you’re probably wondering when you can move them from the brooder box to their permanent home outside. Your local climate and availability of outdoor heating should influence your decision, but the most basic rule of thumb is that your chicks need to be fully feathered before you put them outside full time without supplemental heat.

Preventing Grass Tetany In Cattle

Livestock
Unfortunately sometimes the first sign of a grass tetany is finding dead cows in your pasture. Grass Tetany can strike quickly, leaving the animal dead within hours of the onset of symptoms, making detection and treatment that much more difficult. In the battle against grass tetany it’s best to try to prevent it rather than treat it.

Nutrition of the Foal

Horse
Your new foal arrives and you want to provide for its proper growth and health.

Designing a Stable Environment for Your Horse

Horse
A well-designed horse barn promotes the health, safety and performance of your horses.

Storing Hay - Common Problems to Watch For

Horse
There are several items to be aware of when storing hay, not only to maintain the quality of the hay, but also to prevent threats to your livestock and horses such as mold and fire.

Hay Testing and Soil Testing for Forage

Farm
The principle of testing is the same: know what you’ve got since looking at a bale of hay or an acre of ground doesn’t tell all.

Keep Chickens Well Watered in Summer

Farm
Planning for summer chicken care will ensure that your flock has sufficient water on very hot days. The poultry experts at Southern States have some helpful tips for keeping your chickens cool and hydrated during the heat of summer.

What to Do When Your Foal Fails to Thrive

Horse
If you’ve been tending to your broodmare and all her nutritional needs, chances are you will be greeted with a healthy foal that sails through the baby stages without problem. Unfortunately even with the best laid plans, problems may arise. So what should you do if your foal doesn’t thrive?

Controlling Fire Ants | Getting Rid of Fire Ants

Lawn
Fire ants are a costly and sometimes painful pest, to farmers, especially so, as fire ants make pastures difficult or even impossible to use and fields a danger for anyone working there. Research is ongoing but there are products available now that you might want to consider that may keep the fire ants at bay.

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