PET & POULTRY PALOOZA
Join us May 3rd, 2019 for our 2nd annual Pet and Poultry Palooza (that’s another name for a party)! Every spring we like to take a day to say thank you to all our customers with refreshments, good company, and, of course, some deals on pet food and chicken feed. We will have a few chicks available, on a first come first serve basis. Also this year, we are going to do a chicken themed rock painting contest, so bring your best artists! Rocks and paint will be provided, but feel free to bring your own rock to decorate if you find a perfect shape. We are looking forward to a great day with all of you. More details to come as the day approaches, so mark your calendars and keep checking back for updates! Follow our event on Facebook for notifications!
2019 SHOW-RITE TAG PROMOTION
Hubbard Feeds and Show-Rite Show Feeds are running a reimbursement program for your local 4-H Clubs or FFA Chapters! Hubbard Feeds and Ranch-Way Feeds will pay your club 50 cents back for every bag of Show-Rite Show Feed you buy throughout the year. All you need to do is save the tags off the bags to turn in with the application you get from us! The promotion includes all Show-Rite Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Rabbit, and Chicken feeds and they must be purchased from a Hubbard or Ranch-Way dealer (that’s us!). For more details and to pick up a form stop in the store. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to start making easy money for your clubs! Deadline for turning in feed tags is November 30, 2019.
COLOSTRUM REPLACEMENTS vs. SUPPLEMENTS
When it comes to colostrum (or “first milk”), there is no better source for a newborn calf than his mother. Every year, though, there are several cases where calves are either unable to drink their mother’s colostrum or they do not drink enough. In these cases, unless we have a milk cow or stored colostrum from previous years, we resort to dried colostrum products called “replacers” and “supplements.” But what is the difference between a colostrum replacement and a colostrum supplement besides cost? While they vary across brands, typically colostrum replacements have a greater concentration of IgGs (100-150 IgG/dose) vs. supplements (40-60 IgG/dose). Replacements also generally have a higher fat content and added vitamins and minerals. It is often recommended that the first feeding of a new calf, when maternal colostrum is unavailable, be a colostrum replacement, and the second feeding can then be a colostrum supplement. Making sure all calves have access to colostrum within the first 12 hours of life (ideally the first 2-4 hrs) is the most important thing you can do to ensure health and productivity for the rest of that calf’s life.