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Spring Swine

Pigs are usually pretty “Bullet Proof” when raising them. The concerns with pig and the spring season are cold wet ground and increased parasite activity. Both of these can be managed by keeping the pigs moving on fresh ground regularly.

Cattle Grazing

Grazing season is here for many of you. Or coming soon for the rest. Grazing season is always exciting for both the livestock and you. Spring grass is rich in protein and potassium. These can be a deadly combination for most grazing livestock.

Looking for Baby Chicks?

Looking for Baby chicks? Consider connecting with the breeders of heritage type poultry breeds. There are a few resources available to connect you with the actual poultry breeders. Folks who have a passion to improve and maintain poultry breeds as they were intended.

Garlic…Garlic…Garlic

Garlic seems like an untimely subject, but around this time of the year I find myself focused on garlic. I work on preserving the garlic that is left in the pantry from last year, and also start tending to my new garlic plants that are coming up out of the ground. I have been growing garlic for decades.

Kelp Meal – Dual Purpose Product

Our Kelp Meal can be used both as a soil amendment and for livestock. Fertrell suggest using our Kelp Meal in both scenarios.

Aragonite: A Preferred Calcium Source

Aragonite is Fertrell’s preferred form of calcium for animals. It generally runs at about a 38% calcium. Similar to lime, aragonite is a calcium carbonate, but the biggest difference is that limestone is rock while aragonite is predigested seashells.  Because aragonite is already digested, it makes the calcium more available to the animal.

Friends with Benefits!

The backyard chickens are those friends that could be in your backyard. Even in most urban areas backyards poultry are legal pets. Pets with rewards.

It’s a Great Day to Start a Garden

Springtime has arrived. The days are officially longer than the nights and cold weather is giving way to warm days. It is that time of year when it feels good to get outdoors and do something meaningful. Starting a garden is the perfect way to add purpose to your outdoor activities.

COVID 19 Update from The Fertrell Company March 23, 2020

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