Stock Feed: Requirements and Classification.

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Most people that keep livestock today do it for business purposes. One of the most critical aspects in maximizing livestock output is ensuring that they are on a healthy diet. Stock feed, otherwise known as animal feed, is food given to livestock. Increased research and technology today has provided farmers with high-quality feed that ensures animals have all the nutrients that they require. Below are essential components of any kind of stock feed.…

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4 Lawnmower Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

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There are things that you do or fail to do that can shorten the service life of your lawnmower. This article discusses some of the common lawnmower maintenance mistakes that you should avoid making. Not Noticing Changes in Your Equipment Proper lawnmower maintenance may depend on how alert you are to the changes that occur in the performance of your mower. Such changes may signal the development of a problem.  For instance, the lawnmower may suddenly become very loud when you start it.…

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What to Consider When Buying a Silage Wagon for Your Farm

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A silage wagon can make quick work of harvesting and then chopping feed and grain for your farm, and this type of wagon is a must-have for farms both large and small. As with any other piece of equipment that you might purchase for your farm, you’ll find a wide range of silage wagons from which to choose, so note a few things to consider before you buy. 1. Self-propelled versus towing…

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Making your Rainwater Pure and Safe for Drinking

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Rainwater harvesting can be as simple as putting a barrel outside your house to catch water, or as complex as having rainwater tanks, roof washers and an elaborate filtration and purification system. The reason for purification of rainwater for potable use (i.e. indoor use) is that, even if water travels through the atmosphere straight to a clean tank, our atmosphere is no longer as unpolluted as it once was, hence the water cannot be used off-the-tank for drinking, cooking or bathing.…

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Enhanced Features of New Tractor Models

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A tractor is one of the most helpful machines that you can have on your farm. If you are considering buying a new tractor, read on and find out which new features you should be on the lookout for. Better Engine Control Units (ECU) New tractors on the market such as those from Massey Ferguson now come with enhanced engine control units. The ECU will help you to lower the cost of servicing this tractor since it does not need replaceable parts like a diesel particulate filter to regulate emissions.…

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Sugar And Spice Is Not So Nice: What To Feed A Diabetic Dog

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Diabetes can be as debilitating for dogs as it can be for humans—fortunately, it can also be managed just as well. Although diabetes is a serious, even fatal condition if left untreated, with the right treatments and dietary restrictions your diabetic dog can live a life as long and happy as a perfectly healthy dog. Tailoring your dog’s diet to the requirements of the disease is crucial, and will require paying close attention to what you’re actually feeding your dog.…

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Properly Maintaining A Water Tank In Rural Australia

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For people living in rural areas of Australia, it is common to collect and store rainwater, as in the majority of cases, treated water is not available. This collection of rainwater is a common practice, although it is not without its hazards. While it is true to state that the rainwater that falls initially is pure, problems can arise if the tank that it is stored in is not properly maintained.…

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