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

Choosing the Right Farrier

Considering that horses can easily weigh over 1,000 pounds, a horse’s hooves have a hefty job of supporting their full weight over a small surface area. A horse’s hooves absorb all of the concussive impacts from its movement, and the…

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Feeding Hummingbirds

Spring is here, and so are the hummingbirds. These sweet little animals are so fun to watch as they slitter and fly from feeder to feeder, and caring for them is easy and manageable. Check out these tips on mixing…

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Container Gardening at Its Finest

Summer is here, and that means gardening fever is at an all-time high. However, if you’re like many people, you may not have enough (or any) yard space for a garden. Luckily, there’s another option that’s both functional and cute…

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Benefits of Using Raised Garden Beds

To kick off Garden Week, we’d like to call attention to the benefits of using raised garden beds. The practicality of using raised beds has been debated by many gardeners, but it is definitely not a new concept. Raised garden…

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Misconceptions About Rain Rot in Horses

Written by our friends at MannaPro You might be surprised to learn that rain rot is not a skin condition that occurs only due to neglect or poor care of the horse. Even the most diligent horse owner who provides…

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Prepping for Spring

Spring is almost here, and with it comes a long list of outdoor chores to complete. Luckily, planting a garden can be a fun project for the whole family. Whether you are wanting to add a pop of color to…

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Deworming Strategies for Horses

By Kevin Cox, DVM with Alliance Animal Care LLC. In the “good ole days,” horses were dewormed on a rigid time schedule whether they needed it or not, and depending on personal belief, dewormer rotation may have been employed to…

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Prepare for the Hunt

Every morning, as the sun rises over the horizon, the sound of turkeys echoes through the woods. Unable to resist this calling, hunters will often spend the early hours before work during turkey season lying in wait for an unsuspecting…

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Raising Baby Chicks

Raising chicks is a rewarding experience for first-time owners and experienced farmers alike. For those wanting to get started raising their own livestock, chickens provide a manageable way to achieve this, with the added benefit of fresh eggs. Maintaining chickens…

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Freshen Up on Chicken Terminology

By Sherry Klaus, MannaPro If you are just getting started raising chickens, you might be coming across numerous terms and jargon with which you are unfamiliar. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! See below for a great list of common chicken…

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Frost Seeding Clover

How frost seeding works The broadcasted seed is gradually buried in the soil as the ground expands and contracts from early morning freezes and afternoon thaws. This method does not disturb the existing sod, so it is good for erodible…

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