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Not all horses are alike. Use this breed guide when selecting a horse for your family.
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When there's a weather crisis, livestock owners may have difficulty finding hay and pasture for their animals. Alternative forage products may be the solution.
Radio interview source: Kevin Kline, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Weather disasters may make it...
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A small worm with a monster appetite may be destroying your grasses. Detect and control the fall armyworm before your pasture becomes its feeding ground.
Radio interview source: Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The fall armyworm feeds on foliage,...
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Deciding on which cattle to cull and which ones to keep impacts future herd performance and profitability. There are many factors for putting cows on the culling list.
Radio interview source: Dr. Jane Parish, Extension Beef Specialist, Mississippi State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   To be a successful cattle...
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For as long as cowboys have been working with animals, they've used hot irons to mark their brand. Another method is freeze branding, which is easier to read, and less painful.
Radio interview source: Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Virigina Tech Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The permanent mark of a brand on livestock is...
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Meet some of the special animals that live on our readers' acreages, then share a photo of your critters in our <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/photos/" target="...
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Many pets share the outdoors with wildlife. Unless your pets can defend themselves, an encounter with wild animals could end tragically. Learn to keep your pets safe.
Radio interview source: Dan Morrison, Executive Director, Southeast Area Animal Control Authority, Los Angeles, CA Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Cats and...
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How does one porcupine interact with another? Very carefully! Porcupines are not aggressive animals but if you see one up close, don't make it mad.
Radio interview source: Yvonne Barkley, Associate Extension Forester, University of Idaho Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The porcupine is the second-...
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Pets wander away from home and get lost. If you find an animal without an ID tag, what do you do?
Radio interview source: Dr. Robert Weedon, Shelter Veterinarian, Champaign County Humane Society Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Occasinoally a stray dog or...
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Tall fescue is a common forage crop with a serious downside. It's infected with a fungal endophyte that's toxic to animals, and causes many problems.
Radio interview source: Craig Roberts, State Forage Specialist, University of Missouri Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Many livestock producers have tall...

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