Insights

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

Calling All Hummingbirds

In the spring, hummingbirds return to their warm-weather homes, hungry from their long migration. Want them to visit your yard? Plant species of flowers with varying bloom periods to provide a continuous feeding source throughout the summer and early fall.…

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Stress Less

When flies arrive on the farm, so does stress. Not only does the producer suffer as he or she wonders how much damage the flies will do to the herd, but, more importantly, the pesky insects create a stressful environment…

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Crop Rotation: It’s for gardens, too

Rotating crops is a management practice that farmers have used for years to keep production at its peak in their fields. But gardeners can benefit from this practice as well.Planting the same vegetables in the same place year after year…

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Stockdale’s response to Coronavirus

Valued Stockdale’s Customer, Stockdale’s is working diligently to keep all customers and employees safe while providing you with the products you need. At this time, we are staying open and will continue to operate normally. The following practices have been…

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Planting Food Plots? The Time is Now!

Planting food plots on hunting grounds is a great way to attract more deer and help them develop larger antlers. If you’re a sportsman wondering when is the proper time to plant those plots, the simple answer is now. In…

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Removing Mirror Blind Spots

Some of the most serious preventable accidents occur because of blind spots while driving. Now there is a remarkable yet simple solution discovered by an engineer named George Platter. The National Safety Council tested his theory and discovered, to their…

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Five ways to improve forage production

Dr. Gary Bates, Plant and Soil Science, UT Extension Service One of our goals should be to get the most out of everything we do. Apply this philosophy to the forage program on your farm. Are you being efficient, or…

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Care and Brooding of Baby Chicks

Raising and owning chickens can be a family fun affair. It is approaching the time of year when our Stockdale’s are filled with baby chicks awaiting their new home, but there are a few things to know before picking yours…

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Preparing for Foal Season

As the foaling season approaches, horse owners should remember a few important points to help get newborns off the best possible start. • Manage brood mares for optimal body condition. Properly conditioned mares produce stronger foals and produce more milk.…

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Forage Evaluation is Key to Cattle Winter Supplementation

As we supplement cattle throughout the winter season, an appreciation of required nutritive needs is core to economical production. Whether we are seeking to maintain our cattle’s body condition or promote weight gain, nutrient requirements will vary. Everything starts with…

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Care of Newborn Lambs

Nearly 20 percent of lambs die before weaning. Eighty percent of those losses occur during the first 10 days. Good baby lamb care can significantly increase the number of lambs raised by ewes in the flock. A realistic goal would…

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When Ice Comes, Look Away

Heavy ice and snow storms can quickly damage trees and shrubs. However, an over-zealous homeowner can do more damage by trying to free a branch bowed over by ice or snow. When the ice and snow come, the best advice…

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