Insights

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

Transitioning Your Chickens to Laying Pellets

In order to produce an egg each day, laying hens need high levels of calcium, vitamins, and minerals. As adults, hens require different nutrients as opposed to when they were growing chicks. Now, much of their energy is devoted to…

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Keeping Equine Disease Free

The first step to keeping your equine healthy is ensuring that the herd is up to date on current vaccinations and boosters.This helps us as equine owners across the state have the ability to decrease the chances of everyone’s horses contracting…

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Caring for Insulin Resistant Horses

Horses become part of the family over time, and with proper care can live a full, productive, happy life. Therefore, it is important that we take steps towards helping our horses prevent unnecessary health problems. Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is…

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Protecting Horses from Dehydration

As the temperature outside increases, often times so does the chance of your horse becoming dehydrated, particularly if you are working them. A mature, healthy horse will need to consume daily, on average, 1 gallon of water per 100 pounds of…

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Fly Control Minerals for Cattle

Not having proper fly control can be quite costly in terms of lost production, treatment costs, and disease transmission, taking a significant toll on animals’ comfort and the operation’s bottom line.The three major species for concern are houseflies, face flies,…

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What Vaccinations Does My Horse Need?

Vaccinating your horse is an important part of their preventative health care. There are many different illnesses that can be detrimental to a horse’s health if exposed to them without vaccination. It’s important to make sure your horse is vaccinated…

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Caring for Your Cowboy Hat

During the life of your cowboy hat, it will collect a lot of dirt, stains, and even water damage that should be cared for. Cleaning and following these simple guidelines can ensure that your hat will endure through your next…

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Strategically Deworm Your Horses

When horses are heavily parasitized and unchecked for long periods, their health can suffer greatly. Weight loss, gastrointestinal disturbances, and anemia are just a few of the negative consequences that can affect horses suffering from heavy parasite loads. It’s very…

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Container Gardening

Raised bed or container gardening has many advantages over traditional backyard gardens, including better soil and fewer weeds. Before you give it a try, follow these few types to get you on the right track. Bed Selection: It’s important to…

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Those Moles Have Got to Go!

Moles are known for being garden and yard pests found around the world. Moles are highly territorial, carnivorous small animals that feed on earthworms, grubs, and insects. What moles are most known for is their use of tunnels to travel.…

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