Top 5 Showmanship Tips from the Experts

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Countless hours are spent preparing a project heifer or steer for show day.
Early mornings and late nights are consumed washing, feeding, clipping and practicing. All of that work accumulates for ‘5 minutes of fame’ – the brief time when an animal walks into the ring and gets a chance to impress the judge. […]

November Gardening Tips

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

November Gardening Tips: Still time to add color!
Transform your landscape with the addition of fresh, colorful blooms! Pansies are by far the most popular Winter color. Dianthus (also known as “Pinks”), Snapdragons, Cyclamen, Violas and the fragrant Alyssum are also good choices for cold tolerant annuals. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale provide interesting texture in the […]

7 Stock Show Preparation Tips

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The Fort Worth and County Youth Livestock Shows are around the corner and many students are working with their animals on stock show preparation for the upcoming season. Here are seven tips to consider as you work with your animal.
Diet: Watch and control your animals diet.  Inconsistent feeding can lead to problems in consumption and growth.
Always watch […]

Three Steps to a Peaceful Backyard Flock

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

 
 
Have you ever wondered what goes through a chicken’s mind?
Wouldn’t it be helpful if they could say, “My feathers are itchy!” or “I’m bored!”? Though humans and hens don’t speak the same language, simple changes can help backyard flock conversations go smoothly.
As backyard flock owners, we are tasked with becoming chicken whisperers. Keeping a […]

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