Recent Blog Posts

  • Winterizing Your Barn

    December 1, 2017
    It is essential to protect your barn from winter storms, and doing so will help keep your equipment safe and your livestock healthy through the long winter months.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    November 1, 2017
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    July 1, 2017
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    February 1, 2017
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    February 1, 2016
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • Southern States January 2016 News & Views

    January 5, 2016
    January is the month of winter equipment maintenance, pasture management, and springtime preparations. See what this month has in store for Southern States customers. 2016 Vegetables Grower's Handbook: https://www. southernstates. com/articles/vegetable-seed-guide/index2. aspx?
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    December 15, 2015
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • Pond Algae and Water Clarity Issues

    September 15, 2015
    Algae is a natural part of any backyard pond and helps balance the pond's chemical composition and feed the fish, ducks and insects that rely on the pond's ecosystem.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    April 1, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • Southern States February 2015 Equine News

    February 10, 2015
    Are you looking for tips to help you manage your pasture this spring? Check out Southern States February 2015 Equine News - Spring Pasture Management, for the dos and don'ts in renovating your pasture. Click here for the complete Southern States Equine Newsletter.
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