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Love Mud & Hate Baths: Tips For Doggy Bath Time

#mywilcolife

By: #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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Attracting Wild Birds to Your Backyard

Nature's Nuts

By: 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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CALCIUM: For The Shell Of It

Scratch & Peck

By: Scratch & Peck
December 19, 2016

We are in the prime laying season for ducks, chickens and game birds, and to ensure they are laying the best eggs possible, a strong shell is needed. An eggshell is approximately 95% calcium carbonate, and a growing egg will draw upon the laying bird to get the calcium it needs. Laying ducks, chickens and…

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Flashback to National FFA Convention

Youth Blogger

By: Youth Blogger
October 1, 2014

BY: Julia Barnes 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…

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Starting All Over Again

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By: Youth Blogger
September 30, 2014

BY: Shayne White 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…

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The Amazing Molt

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By: Youth Blogger
September 29, 2014

BY: Julia Barnes 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…

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What Stock Shows Are All About

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By: Youth Blogger
September 20, 2014

BY: Shayne White 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…

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Showing Poultry

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By: Youth Blogger
August 9, 2014

BY: Julia Barnes 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…

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Poultry for Show

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By: Youth Blogger
August 8, 2014

BY: Julia Barnes 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…

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Country Fair Success

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By: Youth Blogger
August 6, 2014

BY: Jaleena Reber 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!…

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