Archive for March 18th, 2012

Feeding Management Guidelines

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Feeding horses correctly and safely often appears to be enormously complicated for the horse owner. Horses are unique in the livestock world, and cannot be fed the same way as cattle, hogs sheep, or any other livestock species. However, following a few guidelines will go a long way toward ensuring that your horse’s nutrient requirements […]

Winter Care for Horses

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate horses, housing and feeding programs to insure that horses get through the cold weather in good shape.
All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature. This is the temperature below which the animal must produce additional […]

Winterize Your Horse

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Now that winter is approaching and the temperature is dropping, horse owners need to consider how to winterize their horses. During the cold season, horse owners must make sure that their animals receive proper feed, water and shelter to stay healthy and comfortable. Further, since riders usually put a lot of time and effort into […]

Hay Test can Lead to More Efficient Feeding During Drought

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Nutritive value key to overall efficiency for beef cattle intake
COLLEGE STATION – An inexpensive hay test can offer the best guidance as to how much supplemental feed is required for a beef cattle herd, and at the same time, save ranchers money, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.
Considering the historic drought conditions that prevail […]

Preparing Your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Autumn is a good time to make sure everything in is in tiptop shape for the cold weather
that’s just around the corner. The preparations you make now can have a long-term impact on
the health and comfort of your goats, so here are a few fall tips:
• Even hardy animals like goats need a warm, dry […]