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August 29, 2023
Natural Disaster Planning Barn

5 Effective Ways to Prepare Livestock For Natural Disasters

The ASPCA determined the leading cause of death for livestock in natural disasters are collapsed barns, kidney failure from dehydration, and electrocution from fencing or fallen power lines. Jeffers recommends that you should consider moving your animals prior to the approach of the storm. However, if this is not an option, here are some tips […]

May 22, 2023
Spring Essentials - Livestock Dewormers

Season Essentials – Livestock Dewormers

We all know warm weather brings with it flowers blooming and a fresh, new outlook for many people. Yet, if you own livestock, spring is also the right time to deworm them. Parasites peak during the spring, and even though your animals may not look sick, that doesn’t mean nothing is wrong. Let’s look at […]

May 9, 2023
Guide to Raising Healthy Goats

Guide to Raising Healthy Goats

Go ahead, admit it. Few things are as cute and cuddly as a baby goat. Even the adult goats are pretty adorable, too. It also helps that they’re social animals, so they love a little attention. If you’ve decided to try your hand at raising goats, we have the essential tips for mastering your new […]

March 31, 2023

What is GFI 263?

Changes regarding acquiring cattle antibiotics that were previously available over the counter before June 11, 2023 include 91 livestock antibiotics previously available over the counter that will require a prescription from a veterinarian as part of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance for Industry (GFI) No. 263. after June 11, 2023. In summary, under […]

March 15, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Livestock Breeding Supplies

Livestock breeding supplies are a critical part of any operation that deals with the raising and selling of animals. There are a wide variety of supplies that are needed to successfully breed and raise livestock. The most important of these supplies are the ones that help to keep the animals healthy and free from disease. […]

February 13, 2023
Raising backyard chickens. How to get started.

Beginner’s Guide: How to Raise Backyard Chickens

Our guide for beginners will show you how to raise backyard chickens in no time with a few expert tips from our Dothan store manager, Michael Ward. Michael has been raising chickens most of his life and has some suggestions for chicken newbies. Since the price of eggs is more than twice what it was […]

June 22, 2022

How To Reduce Pink Eye Transmission Among Cattle

How To Reduce Pink Eye Transmission Among Cattle Farm Animal Care Is Key To A Happy Herd Owning a farm, or just farm animals is one of the simple pleasures in many people’s lives. The slow, hard work of keeping up after large and beautiful creatures is an art form in and of itself. Early […]

November 12, 2021
Top 10 Gifts for Farmers and Ranchers in 2021

Best Christmas Gifts for Farmers and Ranchers in 2021

The holiday countdown has officially begun! Is there a special farmer or rancher on your holiday gift list? With so many options for gifts, we figured we pick a few to help you get a gift that will make this Christmas one for the books. Follow along as we outline the Best Gifts for Farmers […]

June 23, 2021

Is Your Goat’s Diet Missing These Vitamins?

Did you know that, just like humans, goats need vitamins to help maintain a healthy diet? Not only do these essential nutrients help to aid in the overall growth and development of goats, but they can also help to prevent certain health issues such as poor nutrition and other serious nutritional disorders. Ensuring your goat […]

May 20, 2021
How to Combat Heat Stress in Cattle

How to Combat Heat Stress in Cattle

Did you know cattle are at increased risk of heat stress in warm weather? When temperatures hit 80°F or higher, it is important to watch for signs of heat stress in cattle and take immediate action if they show symptoms. Early intervention is key, especially when your animals are trying to cool down after a […]

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