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

In Search of the Perfect Tree

In Search of the Perfect Tree When searching for the perfect Christmas tree, remember these helpful tips: Select a tree that is at least one foot shorter than the height of the ceiling in the room where you are going…

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Choosing a Cattle Mineral

With the pasture-based nature of most cow-calf production, supplementing hay or forage crops with free-choice minerals often provides a sizeable return on investment. Scientific literature, university research reports, and industry magazines offer a wealth of information confirming the positive impact…

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Your Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Timeline

Cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal can be stressful, even if only for a few people. With so many side dishes and desserts, timing everything just right is no easy task. The hardest part of the whole process is often just…

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Take the Fight to Weeds This Fall

Did you know the fall months are an excellent time for weed control? Weeds such as buttercup, chickweed, henbit, deadnettle, and musk thistle germinate in the fall and remain dormant in a rosette stage until temperatures begin to warm in…

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DIY Hanging Pumpkin Treat for Chickens

Do you know who loves pumpkins as much as you do? Your chickens! Since it’s right after Halloween, there tend to be leftover pumpkins lying around. Now is a great time to snag some deals on those delicious treats and…

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Conserving Fuel

Gas prices have us gauging our fuel usage a little more carefully these days. Americans consume approximately 369 million gallons of gasoline per day — that’s 134 billion gallons per year.  Drivers can conserve fuel in many different ways, including…

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Oh Deer! Tips for Fall Deer Feeding

Fall is breeding season for deer, which means they have a higher demand for energy. In the winter, natural forage becomes more scarce and icy grounds can limit the deer’s ability to naturally browse. Making feed easily accessible to deer…

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Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

The spookiest season of the year is near, and with the fall harvest comes pumpkins galore! Pumpkins with ghastly faces illuminated by candles are a popular way to decorate for Halloween. As we enter the spookiest season of the year,…

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Sensible-LYX Forage Supplements

Cattle on pasture may require supplemental sources of protein, energy, vitamins, and trace minerals to stay healthy and productive. Supplement tubs are a convenient way to enhance forage utilization by providing these essential nutrients. They also provide low-cost-per-head, free-choice supplementation…

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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall may be the best season for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice candles, but for homeowners, it is also the perfect time of year to knock out that “honey-do” list! Don’t wait until the first cold snap to realize your…

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Creep Feeding

Written by our friends at the American Cattlemen One way to provide feed to calves while they are still nursing is through “creep-feeding.” Creep-feeding is the practice of providing supplemental feed to suckling calves while restricting access of older cattle.…

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Farm Safety Tips

This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and farmers from across the state are gearing up for fall harvest. This time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry…

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