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  • Julia Barnes

    Flashback to National FFA Convention

    Julia Barnes | October 1, 2014

    The National FFA Convention is less than a month away and all across the country CDE teams are making their final preparations to compete in Louisville, Kentucky. Livestock Judging, Agriculture Communications, Agricultural Sales, and Parliamentary Procedure, just to name a few. I’m excited to say that I, along with many other hard working members, will…

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  • Shayne White

    Starting All Over Again

    Shayne White | September 30, 2014

    With state fair coming to a close and school starting, life is beginning to slow down just a little bit. However; beef showmen will be getting their steers very soon. Whether you are new to cattle or are a veteran showman, here are some simple ideas to help you have a great year. I have…

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  • Julia Barnes

    The Amazing Molt

    Julia Barnes | September 29, 2014

    If you looked at Tyke, my Welsh Harlequin drake, today and compared him to a picture I took in the spring, you wouldn’t believe me when I said they are the same bird. Twice a year all ducks go through a process called molting. Molting is when a bird replaces their old plumage with new…

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  • Shayne White

    What Stock Shows Are All About

    Shayne White | September 20, 2014

    Stock shows are a place where you have fun, spend time with family and maybe make some money. They are also a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills. Each time I go to a show, I look at it like the first day of school, where the doors are open and…

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  • Julia Barnes

    Showing Poultry

    Julia Barnes | August 9, 2014

    Attending your first poultry show can be stressful and overwhelming, even more so if you don’t know what to expect. Hopefully this post will help you be better prepared and to know what to expect. This is “part 2” that goes along with my last post, Showing Poultry: Part 1 Conditioning Poultry for Show. I…

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  • Julia Barnes

    Poultry for Show

    Julia Barnes | August 8, 2014

    Everybody has their “thing”, their “niche”. There are those who are extreme sports fan and there are those who play on a sports team. There are those who write short stories or poems and there are those who are reading constantly. And then there are those who fall into that little category of “Poultry Enthusiasts”….

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  • Jaleena Reber

    Country Fair Success

    Jaleena Reber | August 6, 2014

    Hello everyone! I just got back from fair 2 days ago and now I am in recovery mode because fair is exhausting! We stayed in a camp trailer for a whole week during fair and it was about 90 degrees every day. Even though it was very hot, my horses did amazing! It was Joey’s…

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  • Julia Barnes

    How to Ship a Hatching Egg

    Julia Barnes | July 13, 2014

    Sharing my birds with others is one of my favorite parts of the poultry hobby. I’ve found that selling and shipping fertile eggs to people across the country is one of the best ways to promote my breeds, spread a rare breed, and simply build up my business. It’s a surprise to most people, but…

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  • Julia Barnes

    Ducks, Which Breed to Choose

    Julia Barnes | June 30, 2014

    Ducks. When someone thinks of a duck, they usually picture one of two things. The fat, white, barnyard Pekin or the small, colorful wild Mallard. But in reality, there are so many other duck in many shapes and sizes. From the upright, bowling pin shaped Runner, to the pint sized Call, to the huge deep…

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  • Jaleena Reber

    What is OHSET and WAHSET???

    Jaleena Reber | June 26, 2014

    Hello everyone, it’s Jaleena! This weekend I am leaving for Redmond, Oregon with Missy to OHSET and WAHSET regionals. Now you probably don’t know what that is so let me explain :-). From January to June, many highschoolers with their equine partner compete with their teammates against other high schools. OHSET stands for Oregon High…

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Chicks & Poultry

Wilco helps you learn about safe chick handling, reducing the risk of a Salmonella infection from live baby poultry. An overview of featured chicken breeds, care in extreme weather, molting and what eggs will look like.

Equine & Horse

Let Wilco help you help your horses. Get equine health and nutritional information, product recommendations and care tips regarding senior horse care.

Cattle

Wilco can help you with recommendations on fencing, mineral sources, feed and caring for your cattle. Whatever the type of cattle you have, the steps for caring for them stay relatively the same. Let Wilco help you with maintaining herd health to pasture info.

Goats

Goats require several specific minerals for healthy body function and production. Wilco can help you learn about what plants are poisonous to goats. Learn about how to supplement your goats’ forage diet along with nutritional and care guides.