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

Spring Cattle Vaccinations

Spring is a good time to gather cows and calves for vaccinations and de-worming. But often producers ask the age-old question – what do I vaccinate against? There are certain diseases that should be considered of economic importance. Cattle should…

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Green Fields Could Cost You

As the winter weather gives way to spring temperatures, green pastures are a welcome sign of the changing season. But did you realize that lush grass could cost you big bucks? The risk of grass tetany accompanies this new, spring…

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How to Save a Sick Chick

No matter how much experience you’ve had raising chicks at home, it won’t be long before you wind up with a weak, sick, or injured chick. Your sick chick may display some of the following symptoms if they are not…

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Gardening on a Budget

Even on a generous budget, the supplies needed to get started with your garden can add up. If this is your first year, you will have to have fencing, tools, soil, seeds, and more, not to mention a lot of…

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Pros and Cons of Raising Turkeys

By Jennifer Sarte, MannaPro Turkeys are amazing creatures, and though some people might have begun a Black Spanish turkey flock with the intention of filling the freezer each fall, many have found that these birds have wonderful personalities and make…

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It’s Allergy Season and it Affects Us All

The flowers are blooming, and the grass is growing with the onset of summer – a welcome sight for most. However, we all dread the itchy eyes and runny nose that often arise during this time and are quick to…

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Packing a First-Aid Kit for your Pet

Did you know that February is “Responsible Pet Owner” month? Despite our best efforts to care for and protect our furry friends, our pets can easily get into trouble, and accidents are bound to happen no matter how responsible we…

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How Cold is Too Cold for your Dog?

During the winter, many of us love to romp around outside in the cool, refreshing air and the fluffy snow. Our dogs don’t like to be left behind, though. Many of them enjoy being outside with us, but when is…

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Something to Tweet About

Cooler temperatures bring the opportunity to be visited by dozens of different backyard bird species including finches, sparrows, woodpeckers, and cardinals. While their characteristics and specific needs may vary, all come to your yard with the same intention: to eat!…

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Control Rodents in Your Home

Rats and mice can be a problem just about anywhere you live. They infest old buildings and crowded, unsanitary areas, but they can also be a problem even in newer homes and clean conditions. And, of course, rats and mice…

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Winter Care for your Backyard Chickens

Your chickens don’t like the cold any more than you do. This time of year, they are often still in the stages of seasonal feather loss, and their reproductive systems have taken a rest. Most chickens actually stop laying eggs…

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Winter Farm Tips

Winter forecast can be a challenge for farmers whose outdoor chores never end. Snow is falling? The cows still have to be fed. Freezing temperatures? The stalls still have to be cleaned. Ice on the ground? The water troughs still…

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