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

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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Rhode Island Red Chickens

Written by Laura Hepburn, Manna Pro Rhode Island Reds are one of the most popular chicken breeds for backyard flocks for a variety of reasons. They are dual-purpose, which makes them perfect for small homesteads, as well as amazing layers…

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Frostbite in Chickens

By Candice Johns, MannaPro  Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and the underlying tissues. In chickens, it occurs when fluid freezes in the cells of the wattles, comb, and sometimes the feet. Since the surface area…

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Keep in the Heat, Let out the Dust

With frigid temperatures across the state, barn owners are closing their doors to keep in the heat. As a result, the air inside the barn can become polluted with dust, mold, and other pathogens that could lead to respiratory problems…

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Stack It, Store It, Use It

On cold nights, nothing feels better than curling up next to a toasty fire with a good book and hot chocolate in hand. However, what if you go out to your woodpile only to find that it is soaking wet,…

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How to Prepare a Winter Survival Kit

It’s that time of year when the weather during the day can be unpredictable, but the nights are consistently cold. Even at temperatures around 40 degrees, hypothermia can set in if you are caught outside for an extended period of…

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Horse Snow Safety

As we begin to recover from the snowy weather, it is important to check your horse’s hooves. Many horse owners do not know that over time the rock-hard accumulations of ice and snow can get packed into horses’ feet and…

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Dog Vaccination Schedule for Puppy’s First Year

Your new puppy needs a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect from many dangerous diseases as the immune system develops. Different veterinarians recommend slightly different vaccination schedules and vaccines according to the specific dog’s risk…

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