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The Kentucky Derby Traditions and the History Behind Them

The Kentucky Derby Traditions and the History Behind Them

Originated in 1875, The Kentucky Derby is a very well-known annual race in American history held at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. Along with the history, the Kentucky Derby has earned itself many sacred traditions. Here are a few of our favorite...

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Who Grows Our Forage?

Who Grows Our Forage?

We had the opportunity to chat with Jason Stanger, our Vice President of Standlee Ag Resources, who shared his favorite experience of this time of year, along with the biggest challenge.

Getting back into the fields and out the office is something he really looks forward to. Jason...

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What Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 2

What Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 2

Forage is the most important ingredient in the horse’s diet, yet the choices in forage species and form are sometimes daunting. Understanding the types and physical forms of forage and importance of forage quality will help horse owners choose the best forage to feed their horse.

1. Forage...

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What Goes into Prepping the Fields for Quality Forage?

What Goes into Prepping the Fields for Quality Forage?

The changing of the seasons is always an exciting time around Standlee! It signals a slight change of focus for us. Spring, especially, is always a favorite time because the weather is warming, the sun is out, and so are tractors. Spring means planting, testing soil, inspecting fields, and making...

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Issues with Horse Obesity and What It Leads To - Managing Forage Part 1

Issues with Horse Obesity and What It Leads To - Managing Forage Part 1

The causes of obesity in horses are simple: too much energy (calories) consumed, too little exercise and certain medical conditions. Management of the obese horse requires changes in the feeding program, as well implementing an exercise program. In an owner-reported survey conducted by the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS)...

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