Archive for January, 2012

Winter Care for Horses

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate horses, housing and feeding programs to insure that horses get through the cold weather in good shape.All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature. This is the temperature below which the animal must produce additional […]

The PMCA’s (Purple Martin Conservation Association) Best Martin Management Tips

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Educate yourself first. Don’t make the mistake of buying or building a martin house before thoroughly researching the subject. You may find out after investing money, time, and hard work, that your yard is too tree enclosed for martins, or your martin house is difficult or impossible to manage. There are many sources of information […]

Who Are You? Identifying Backyard Birds

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

When you first notice the bright-colored yellow and black bird in your yard, all you can do is admire it. However, when you learn that the bird is an Evening Grosbeak, you’ll know that a simple tube feeder with Black-oil Sunflower seeds will keep him coming back. Being able to identify the birds that frequent […]

Cold Weather Colic in Horses

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Cold winds and changing winter weather may not seem like contributing factors for equine colic.  However, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that may affect the well being of your horse.
“A common winter time equine health concern is colic,” notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College […]

Texas Ag & Timber Exemption Registration Number

Friday, December 9th, 2011

[ 2012-01-01; ] Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, a person claiming an exemption from sales tax on the purchase of certain items used in the production of agricultural and timber products is required to have a Texas Agriculture and Timber Exemption Registration Number (Ag/Timber Number).

For more information about who and what activities will need this registration number, please visit […]


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January 2012