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Extreme Weather Conditions and Reduced Production May Affect Hay Quality, Availability and Price

2019-02-05T12:38:43-06:00March 24th, 2012|McGregor News|

Unfavorable weather conditions last fall and winter meant more hay was fed than normal causing last year’s hay supplies to be running short.  Unprecedented weather extremes through the spring are affecting the quality and availability of new hay for 2011.  Whether you are suffering through the extreme drought in south Texas, excessive rainfall in the [...]

Changes in your horse’s diet

2012-03-20T13:52:43-05:00March 20th, 2012|McGregor News|

Spring has officially sprung! Remember that sudden forage changes in your horse's diet may trigger digestive issues. Feed hay immediately before turn-out to help him or her from overeating on lush, green pasture. Restricting grazing time will also help minimize risks. Here's a rule of thumb: allow 30 minutes of grazing once or twice a [...]

Preparing Your Goats for the Winter Months Ahead

2012-03-18T16:44:47-05:00March 18th, 2012|McGregor News|

Autumn is a good time to make sure everything in is in tiptop shape for the cold weather that’s just around the corner. The preparations you make now can have a long-term impact on the health and comfort of your goats, so here are a few fall tips: • Even hardy animals like goats need [...]

Lactating & Pregnant Mares

2012-02-29T02:25:50-06:00February 29th, 2012|McGregor News|

Broodmares have specific nutritional requirements that differ from other classes of horses. There are differences both in the amount of feed mares need and the nutrient concentration needed in that feed. Throughout the year the broodmare goes through three different phases, each with a different nutritional demand. She is either in early gestation, late gestation [...]

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