What better heritage food to celebrate than Turkey Red winter wheat, the grain that made Kansas the Wheat State?
Even when the afternoons are too hot for outdoor work, you can still make the most of the time with research and planning. Spend some time studying business, marketing, nutrition, animal health, and more. Consider new ways to direct market your beef. Find out how reproduction and animal health are related. Discover 96 horse breedsContinue reading “Get Ready for August 2016”
Blossom end rot may look like some type of dreaded bacterial disease, but it is actually a symptom of nutritional deficiency. Affected plants include: Tomatoes. Peppers. Eggplants. Squash. Watermelons.
Summer can be very busy, but don’t forget to learn and brainstorm. Spend some time enjoying nature, researching animals, and growing healthy plants. Brush up on your birdwatching vocabulary. Discover how wood type affects the sound of your guitar. Explore the 11 physiographic regions of Kansas. Learn about rare and popular breeds of livestock. ConsiderContinue reading “Get Ready for July 2016”
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a unique and somewhat controversial nutrient. Linoleic acid is an essential polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. It necessary for the proper functioning of the human body but cannot be produced internally. It must be obtained from the diet. The word conjugated refers to the unique structure of this particular form ofContinue reading “What is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)?”
If you keep your own flock of laying hens, it can be very difficult to throw that beautiful orange egg yolk down the drain. After all, you know that one of your own chickens worked hard to produce that yolk, and you might even know which hen produced it! Besides, that vibrant homegrown egg yolkContinue reading “Eat Your Egg Yolks”
We have updated our vitamin guide to include country pets, those special cats and dogs that share our lives and help us out around the farm. In addition to information on vitamins in livestock nutrition, you will now find details applicable specifically to pets: Natural sources of vitamins tailored to carnivores. Causes of vitamin deficiencyContinue reading “Our Vitamin Guide—Updated!”
When people began turning to raw diets to improve their health, perhaps it was only natural that they started to wonder if raw foods might benefit their pets, as well. Today, raw diets for dogs and cats have a dedicated following. Success stories abound. So are these diets all they are cracked up to be,Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Feeding Pets Raw Diets”
Although an understanding of biology is not essential to raising plants or animals, it can make the process even more enjoyable than it already is. Biology can help us interpret the phenomena that we see and experience every day. It can also help us think up creative solutions for the challenges that we face. SoContinue reading “What is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)?”
TDN is short for total digestible nutrients. The term is somewhat confusing, since TDN does not measure all nutrients, but only the energy contained in a given feed.