Recent Blog Posts

  • Dog Begging Prevention Tips

    January 15, 2016
    Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
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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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  • Portable Propane Heater Safety

    January 1, 2016
    Nothing beats the feeling of heat after being outside in the cold all day. To go one step further, nothing beats the feeling of being able to take that heat with you with a portable propane heater. With freezing temperatures on the horizon and winter storms beginning to plague the U.
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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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  • Southern States December 2015 Equine News - Caring For The Senior Horse

    December 8, 2015
    Check out Southern States December 2015 Equine News - Caring For The Senior Horse. Find helpful tips and expert advice on the following topics: Managing Equine Cushing's Disease with Nutrition, Feeding the Older Horse the Legends Way and Feeding the HYPP Horse.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 1, 2015
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    November 15, 2015
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs for Winter

    November 1, 2015
    If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your landscaping this year, the last thing you want is for all of your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees to become damaged by the impending winter weather.
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  • How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Biting Everything

    October 1, 2015
    It is normal for puppies to mouth, chew, gnaw and bite everything they come across – a dog's mouth is sensitive and young puppies are simply investigating their world.
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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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