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Saddle Up for the 2018 Midwest Horse Fair

Preparing for the 2018 Midwest Horse Fair at Blain’s Farm & Fleet The Midwest Horse Fair takes place once a year at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI and is the largest 3-day horse fair in America. The event is taking place on Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. Attendees are able to view the PRCA Rodeo and Midwest Horse Fair Driving Derby, learn from equine experts, and(…)

The Hard Keeper: Horse Weight Gain Tips

Follow these horse weight gain tips from Manna Pro and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As horse owners, most of us have struggled keeping weight on that one “hard keeper” in our barn at one point in our lives! You try giving him the same ration of grain and quality hay the other horses are thriving on, he is on a regular de-worming schedule, and you even had his teeth checked.(…)

9 Reasons Hens Stop Laying Eggs

Find out why hens stop laying eggs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena. If you have layer birds, you’re used to getting a consistent amount of daily eggs from your chickens. But what if that number drops and your hens stop laying eggs? There are a few reasons why your hens stop laying eggs. Follow along with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. 1. Molt Molt can cause hens(…)

Supplementing Your Chicken’s Diet

Learn about supplementing your chicken’s diet with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Do chickens need supplements in their diet? If you’re new to raising chickens, you might not know about all the different way to supplement their diet. According to Nutrena, a good layer feed provides almost everything chickens need for a balanced diet. But there are three other things to have on hand – oyster shell, grit and(…)

Why are Amino Acids for Horses Important?

Learn about the importance of amino acids for your horses with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. In order to fuel, repair and recover muscle, equine diets must optimally contain a superior amino acid profile, including all 10 of the essential amino acids. Most horse owners can quickly name the crude protein level in the feed they provide their horses. But, what horse owners really need to know about is(…)

7 Myths About Chicken Eggs

Get the truth on seven myths about chicken eggs from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re new to raising chickens, you may have some questions about your chickens and their eggs. There’s plenty of information – both true and false – out there about eggs. Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet are here to help debunk seven myths about eggs, so you have a better understanding about your(…)

How to Wrap a Horse’s Leg

Learn how to properly wrap a horse’s leg with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re a horse owner, you’ll have to wrap your horse’s legs at some point. Bandages can be used to help support the horse’s legs when they’re in stalls or being transported. They can also be used for wrapping an injury or to hold medication in place. Whether it’s to provide support and protection(…)

Transition to Spring Pasture

Learn about transitioning your horse to spring pasture with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As a horse owner, you work hard to provide your horses with what they need – pastures seems all too natural to resist. It’s important to understand the unique nutritional properties of early spring forage and its effects on your horse’s digestive system. Learn more about transitioning your horse to spring pasture with Nutrena and(…)

Getting Ready for 2017 Midwest Horse Fair

Get ready for 2017 Midwest Horse Fair with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The Midwest Horse Fair is one of the biggest horse fairs in America. The three day event is great for new horse owners, seasoned equestrians and horseless horse lovers. From vendor booths to clinics to meeting different horses up close, there’s something for everyone at the Midwest Horse Fair. If you’re new to Midwest Horse Fair, you’ll want(…)

Selecting the Right Horse Brush

Find the right horse grooming brush with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When you’re grooming your horse, you probably don’t give much thought to the grooming tools you’re using. The right grooming brush can help you get the job done quickly. Plus, it’s essential to have a few different types of brushes and combs in your grooming kit. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can(…)

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