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Feeding Horses: What You Need to Know About Forages and Winter

Feeding Horses: What You Need to Know About Forages and Winter

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below what is necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their owners to provide them with a nutritionally adequate diet. To properly feed a horse during the winter months, several key...

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Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

We know many of you appreciate winter fun with animals, and we wanted to share some activities for horses, goats, and rabbits to spark your joy.

DIY Goat Coats

With just scissors, a measuring tape, and some thrifted sweat pants, you can DIY a coat to keep your goat warm and toasty...

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What Is Teff Grass And What Makes It Different From Other Forages?

What Is Teff Grass And What Makes It Different From Other Forages?

Teff’s origin is thought to be Ethiopia, where it emerged as a grain crop for human consumption sometime between 4000 B.C. and 1000 B.C. Teff in the USA is grown primarily as a forage crop for livestock, is adaptable and it can grow in various environments.

It is a fine stemmed,...

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How Much Hay Does Your Horse Need For Winter?

How Much Hay Does Your Horse Need For Winter?

Winter is upon us, which means pastures are dying and additional forage sources become a staple in horse diets. Are you the type of horse owner who buys what you can in late summer or fall, and then end up having to find more mid-winter, sometimes scrambling due to the...

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