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

Save hay by choosing the right feeder

Hay feeders are an important part of any cattle farm. Increased costs of producing hay, along with fuel and equipment costs, mean today’s farmer wants to get the most out of every bale fed. A university study calculating waste from…

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12 tips for winterizing sprayers

The end of harvest season brings winter maintenance tasks for sprayers. Spend some extra time now to focus on this vital task, and you’ll be ready for the spring planting season when the weather breaks and so many other chores…

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Prolong your pumpkins

October is here bringing all things pumpkin – including pumpkin flavored treats and decor. Once pumpkins have been carved or have been displayed outdoors for a period of time, they start to lose their luster. Check out these tips to…

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Have a Safe Harvest

Harvest is right around the corner. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day, about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury. The annual farm-accident mortality is estimated at 60 to 70 per 100,000 of farm population. Follow these…

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Avoiding the ‘cheap feed’ trap

Although inexpensive feed may seem budget friendly, there are trade-offs between the cost of the diet, calf performance, and target market weights. Therefore, understanding the true cost of feed is important to maintain profitability. Here are two key factors to…

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Corn Poppin’ Facts

We have all settled down to watch a good movie or ballgame with a bowl of popcorn. However, you may not know these fascinating facts about this snack. Popcorn pops because water is stored in the small circle of soft…

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Key trace minerals for horses

By Dr. Dana Tomlinson with Zinpro Corporation As horses encounter greater physical activity and their workload and energy demands increase, their need for key trace minerals increases. Zinc, manganese, copper, and selenium are the primary minerals needed for production of…

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The Nitty Gritty on Hen Digestion

It’s important to understand your hen’s digestive system when making proper nutrition choices. Poultry rely on the gizzard to break down feeds for digestion. When a chicken consumes feed, the feed enters the mouth and mixes with saliva.  As it…

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Feeding the Average Horse

By Grey Parks, ProTrition Equine Specialist Most articles and tips for feeding horses focus on the more complicated cases: metabolic horses, hard keepers, broodmares, high performance horses, etc. What about the average horse? First, let’s define “the average horse”. The…

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When Fencing, Focus on Quality Construction

Are you trying to keep your livestock confined? Or do you need a barrier to keep predators out? With the spring rush behind us, it’s time to get started on that new fence. Fencing can be a labor-intensive chore, so…

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Trail Cameras Not Just For Wildlife Anymore

Ever deal with trespassing on your farm, hunting property, or home? It’s a safe bet that most of us have. Unfortunately, some folks seem to ignore the “private” part of the phrase “private property.” There is, however, a method that…

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