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Read the latest articles from the experts at Stockdale’s and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative.

Feeding Birds or Battling Squirrels?

One of the biggest challenges faced by most bird-feeding enthusiasts is how to keep squirrels out of your bird feeders. Chances are slim you will be 100 percent successful, no matter what you do, but here are some ways to…

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Minerals are a must for good horse health

Proper minerals are very important to the health of horses. Whether you have mature pasture horses or high-performance endurance animals, a balanced-mineral fortification is necessary. The Pinnacle horse mineral line includes loose horse mineral, horse mineral blocks, and a 20%…

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Prepare Power Equipment for Winter

If you want lawn mowers, garden tillers, and weed trimmers to be in working order next spring, properly store them this winter. Here are a few tips to remember: Change the engine oil, using the same type of oil you…

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Beware of Frosted Sorghums

Written by: Dr. Gary Bates, University of Tennessee Forage Specialist   The winter frosts are upon us. The cool weather is usually good for grasses like tall fescue and orchard grass but sorghum, sorghum x Sudan, Sudan grass hybrids and johnsongrass…

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Why do autumn leaves change color?

Each year, leaves change colors and create beautiful scenery, but why and what exactly gives them their bright hues? Numerous factors, including geography, growth habits, exposure to light, plant pigments, and weather conditions play important ro les in this fascinating…

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Game Bird Feeding Program

Quails, turkeys, pheasant, and other game birds are being raised throughout the state by wildlife enthusiasts, sportsmen, and individuals desiring the delicacy of such dishes. With the Co-op Game Bird Feeding Program and proper management, game birds can be produced…

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Fall Trail Riding

Nearly everyone likes to see the magnificent fall foliage. What better way to observe nature’s beauty than from horseback? Trail riding is the No. 1 horse activity, but horses need to be prepared for trail riding. Your local Stockdale’s, a…

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Creep Feeding Beef Calves

Creep Feeding & Livestock Feed for Beef Calves Hot, drier weather during the late summer and early fall months can cause reduced forage quality and decreased calf gains. Creep feeding can be a profitable choice by adding cost-effective calf gains, extending…

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Lime, pH and Nutrient Availability

Visit A Lawn and Garden Store for Soil Lime & pH Analysis We often forget lawn care once fall approaches but it may be the best time to give your lawn a routine physical examination. A soil test is the…

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Know Before You Tow

What You Need To Know Before You Tow On the farm, it’s a regular course of business for a pickup or flatbed truck to be moving things around. The load might be as small as a few 50-pound bags of…

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Energy-free Waterer Installation Tips

Energy-free waterers are popular on many livestock farms because of their convenience, efficiency, and ability to help prevent water from freezing during winter months and keep it cooler in summer. But before installing an energy-free waterer, you must do some…

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