What to Know About Electric Fencing in Winter

Fence in the winter

There are plenty of winter maintenance tasks to perform inside your barn, from ensuring proper insulation to maintaining ventilation to keep your livestock warm and healthy when cold weather hits. It’s important to keep up with outdoor winter maintenance, too, like optimizing your electric fencing for the winter months. Electric Fencing in Winter Winter weather can cause a wide variety

How Proper Barn Ventilation Keep Your Livestock Safe During Winter

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Ceiling fans are probably a central part of your ventilation plans during the warmer months, but they also play an important role in barn ventilation in winter. Cold winter weather poses unique challenges to airflow for livestock. Address these issues by utilizing ceiling fans and turbines to keep your animals safe. Improving Airflow for Livestock Barn ventilation plays an important

Protecting Your Herd From Winter Hazards

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Farmers know that each season brings unique challenges. Winter can be a difficult time for agricultural practices, requiring plenty of preparation and thinking ahead to protect the farm. Livestock face several winter health hazards. The first step toward protecting your herd is determining what the most important dangers are during winter. Winter Cattle Hazards Between snow, freezing temperatures, and storms,

Why Ritchie Cattle Drinking Systems are Best for Winter

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Preparing your farm and livestock for winter isn’t just about focusing on the direct effects of winter storms and extreme temperatures. While it’s essential to make sure your herd has proper shelter from cold weather to prevent injuries, frostbite, and illness, there are other steps you can take to keep your cows healthy. It’s easy to overlook hydration during winter,

Nutrient Requirements for Cattle | Keeping Your Herd Healthy

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Nutrition plays a vital role in raising livestock. The nutrient requirements for cattle improve fertility, prevent disease, and increase the quality of your farm’s product. There are several important nutrients to track—the experts at Carlson Wholesale have your comprehensive guide. Nutrient Requirements for Every Herd All cows have some shared nutrient requirements, whether you’re raising dairy or beef cattle. Every

What to Know About Cattle Hydration and Drinking Systems

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Water is one of the most important nutrients for your livestock, and providing fresh, clean water for your cattle will keep them healthy, active, and happy. The best way to ensure your cattle have plenty of easily accessible water is to invest in an automatic waterer, like the ones from your local agricultural supplier. However, before you choose the waterer

The Importance of Hoof Care for Cattle

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Caring for your herd is only one aspect of running a profitable farm, but it’s also one of the most vital parts. As you prepare your cattle for the long winter, make sure you’re not overlooking the importance of hoof care. Why Cattle Hoof Care Matters It’s easy to forget about hoof care for cows, especially if you’re dealing with

Navigating Animal Vaccine Shortages

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For farmers, animals are a vital part of our livelihood. Keeping our animals healthy can mean the difference between providing for our families or struggling to pay bills each month. Vaccines play an extremely important part in animal health, but a global vaccine shortage is affecting farms across the country. What’s causing the shortage, and what can farmers do about

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

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Regenerative agriculture is a land management and grazing approach that aims to reduce or even negate environmental harm from farming. Practices focus on things like topsoil regeneration, biodiversity improvement, and climate change resilience. However, regenerative farming doesn’t just benefit the overall environment—it’s also intended to improve the health of your crops and livestock. Regenerative Agriculture Practices Limited Tillage Tilling grinds

How Supply Chain Shortages are Affecting Farms

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Across the globe, COVID-19 has caused supply chain disruptions and shortages, both in exports and imports. Shortages have affected almost every industry, especially farmers and ranchers. From livestock feed to fertilizer, to fresh produce—demand is high. Our planet’s global food system is a delicate balance of supply and demand management, and it takes time to correct once disturbed. It’s a