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  • Purina Animal Nutrition

    Two Paths to Organic Farm Fresh Eggs

    Purina Animal Nutrition | April 28, 2017

    No matter where you are in your chicken raising journey, it’s always possible to produce organic chicken eggs in your backyard. The first step is deciding if you want your flock to be conventional or organic. Both options are fun for the family, good for the environment, and produce healthy, nutritious eggs. The difference comes…

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  • Purina Animal Nutrition

    Top 5 Showmanship Tips From The Experts

    Purina Animal Nutrition | April 17, 2017

    Countless hours are spent preparing a project heifer or steer for show day. Early mornings and late nights are consumed washing, feeding, clipping and practicing. All of that work accumulates for ‘5 minutes of fame’ – the brief time when an animal walks into the ring and gets a chance to impress the judge. After…

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  • True Value

    Plant A Garden Without A Greenthumb

    True Value | April 17, 2017

    A successful garden starts with a plan. Use these tips on how to plant a garden right from the start. You don’t need a green thumb to create a bountiful garden, just the know-how and a little loving care. 1. Pick a theme: English, Zen, Vegetable… no matter what kind of garden you prefer, it’s…

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  • #mywilcolife

    Love Mud & Hate Baths: Tips For Doggy Bath Time

    #mywilcolife | April 10, 2017

    Mox has been a mud dog since day one and as much as she loved getting dirty, she hated baths. She was terrified, she would shake, cry and any chance she got to possibly escape, she would go for it. We tried waterless bath foam and grooming wipes, but they were no match for the…

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  • Nature's Nuts

    Attracting Wild Birds to Your Backyard

    Nature's Nuts | April 10, 2017

    1) Keep your feeder full year round – an empty feeder cannot attract your favorite birds. 2) Provide an elevated or hanging feeder, and a ground feeding tray to attract the largest variety of birds. Multiple feeders reduce competition between smaller and larger birds. 3) Provide cover around your feeders so birds are protected while…

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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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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

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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.