WINTER FEED &
COLD WEATHER CARE
For pets, poultry, and livestock
Keep pets and livestock safe and happy through the long winter months with feed, supplies, and advice from experts at your local Southern States. From winterizing your barn or chicken coop to supplementing your feeding routine, we have something for every animal in your care.
If you have questions about the winter nutrition program for your animals, contact your local store and we'll be happy to find a solution that meets the needs of your pet or livestock.
Winter Barn and Farm Care
Taking care of your farm during the long winter months can be a challenge, especially when winter weather threatens your operation. Whether you’re raising crops or livestock, Southern States has the resources you need to thrive.
Winterizing Your Barn
Fall is here and it's time to start thinking about winterizing your barn. To help efforts our experts at Southern States, shared some ideas and tips to help get the job done.
Roof Snow Loads: How Much is too Much?
We've teamed up with Nationwide to provide this helpful information on the importance of having your farm or ranch properly insured, including coverage for snow load.
Winter Farm Equipment Maintenance
Equipment left outside for winter can't always perform good as new come spring. Here are a few steps you can take during the winter months to help prevent costly breakdowns, that will also save you money.
Pets can be susceptible to chilly conditions and they rely on their owners to make sure they have everything they need for the winter from quality food to cozy beds. Keep your pets happy even when the temperatures drop!
Caring for your Pets in the Winter
Your pets grow a winter coat but it is not always enough. There are things you can do to make your pets healthier, safer, and more comfortable through the winter months.
Keep Your Pets Warm This Winter
Our furry friends rely on us especially in the winter -- remembering a few easy-to-follow winter tips should help keep your pet healthy and happy as the cold sets in.
Wintertime can mean making modifications in your horses’ routine. From supplementing their feed to introducing a new training regimen, find everything you need for your horse’s winter care at your local Southern States.
Horse Fitness During the Winter
When it gets cold outside, it's our responsibility to maintain a fitness program for both horse and rider during the winter months. Inclement weather can definitely put a damper in your riding plans, but there are still ways to keep both you and your horse fit during the winter.
Winterize Your Horse's Feeding Program
Winter weather can be responsible for stresses that can compromise your horse's health. The good news is that you can prevent some of that stress through proper feeding management.
Whether to Blanket Your Horse or Not
The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping. That can only mean one thing; it's time for horse owners to debate whether or not to blanket their horses this winter.
Chickens are well-built for the cold, but there are still ways you can make their winter season more comfortable. Shop our variety of high-quality feeds and explore our selection of articles for tips and tricks on caring for your chickens through the winter.
Poultry Care Tips for Winter
Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
Winterizing Your Chicken Coop
Winterizing your chicken coop can protect your flock from cold weather hazards such as frostbite and hypothermia. With attention to a few details, your hens will be happy and continue laying eggs throughout the cold months.
Winter’s low temperatures and unpredictable weather can place added stress on livestock, but the right essentials can make all the difference. Prepare your herd for the long winter months with nutrient-rich feed, supplies, and advice from the experts at Southern States.
Temperature Risks to Beef Cattle Health
Cold temperatures bring added stress on cattle as they adjust to temperature fluctuations, wind, snow, rain and mud. Development a management plan to mitigate risks and help your herds prosper.
Fall & Winter Cattle Care
Fall and winter are traditionally the toughest seasons for animals that spend the majority of their time outside. There are challenges to be met both practical and financial if your cattle are going to emerge healthy and happy into spring pastures.
Preparing Your Livestock Farm for Winter
When the temperatures start to drop, the work on the farm does not slow down. Now is the time to prepare your farm and livestock for the cold, winter temperatures ahead.