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18 05, 2017

Food Plot Glossary

Food Plot|

Annual

Annuals are varieties of plants that typically grow, produce seed, and die within the same growing season. For example, tomatoes and watermelons are annuals. They germinate, produce leaves, produce seed, and die all with one growing season. Growing seasons are defined when conditions are such that plants never go dormant or die. The cold winter, […]

3 05, 2017

How to Plant a Food Plot

Food Plot|

Let’s talk about exactly how to plant a food plot. It’s really important to do this right if you want an optimal plot.

  1. The first thing you should do is conduct a soil test 6 months before planting. You can go to www.mossyoakbiologic.com and click on BioLogic Soil Test to download a form, instructions on […]
18 04, 2017

Keeping the Flock Healthy

Poultry|

Proper management is essential to raising healthy chicks. Here are a few guidelines to help you raise chicks the Purina Way.

Environment: “Keep it clean, keep it dry”
Warm, dry housing without drafts is absolutely necessary. Make sure your enclosure (barn, coop or housing) is predator proof. Clean and disinfect housing, feeders and waterers before chicks arrive. […]

3 04, 2017

Health & Nutrition for Goats

Goat|

Goats are generally hardy animals, but certain parasites, bacteria and viruses can significantly impact their health. Following are some of the more common problems you should watch for. In all cases, if your goats appear droopy, lack energy, lose their appetite or exhibit any outward sign of distress, consult your veterinarian at once.
Health

Internal Parasites (Worms)
Animals […]

18 03, 2017

Feeding the Food Chain For Bigger Fish

Fish & Aquatics|

By Mark Griffin, Ph.D. and Gordon Ballam, Ph.D.
Purina Mills Research & Technical Services

Anyone who has ever spent a Saturday morning on their pond with a fishing rod knows what a thrill it is to feel a tug on the end of the line. The size of the thrill however, is directly related to the strength […]

3 03, 2017

Aqua Management

Fish & Aquatics|

Sudden Losses of Fish
When the majority or even the entire population of fish in a fish culture system die suddenly, the cause is usually an acute environmental stress. Possible environmental stressors include inappropriate water quality parameters. The most common cause of fish kill is probably depletion of dissolved oxygen. Depletion of dissolved oxygen may occur […]

25 02, 2017

Researched Seeds: The Power Behind your Food Plot

Deer & Elk|

You gaze across the rhythmic swaying sea of vibrant green. Surging skyward and bursting with nutrition, the field whispers sweetly to your bucks. And they come, eagerly and quickly, right into your sight to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Yes, you worked very hard for that healthy green food plot. You did everything right – […]

10 02, 2017

Deer and Protein

Deer & Elk|

by Purina Mills, LLC

There is considerable controversy regarding the percentage of dietary protein that deer should have. Many people believe that deer cannot tolerate more than 16% dietary protein and that high-protein diets are wasteful or even toxic. This simply is not true.

Research in South Texas has shown that wild deer diets at certain times […]

30 01, 2017

Survey Shows the Needs/Wants of Cattlemen

Cattle|

In order to be truly profitable, cattle producers need to be able to raise calves or feeder cattle that meet the expectations of the buyer. However, this is not always as apparent or easy as it would seem. Cattlemen may not be compensated for genetically superior cattle because they are not producing the type of […]

15 01, 2017

Seven Vital Trace Minerals for Cattle

Cattle|

Cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc are trace minerals important to good cattle nutrition. Ranchers and feedlot operators need to know whether or not these minerals are available in their regions and supplement deficiencies accordingly. This TDN excerpts an article by Oklahoma State University animal nutritionist Fred Owens which identified the geographic availability […]