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What is Barn Lime & Why Do I Need It?

Learn about barn lime and how it can benefit your livestock’s living area. Keeping your barn or livestock stalls clean can be a challenge. Whether you live in a warm, humid climate or an area with wet, harsh winters, both can cause unwanted moisture in your barn. This can lead to insects, mold, ammonia and other problems. One way to keep your stalls dry and clean is to use barn(…)

The Agricultural Roots of Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Blain’s Farm & Fleet has proudly served the American farmer for over 60 years. Deeply rooted in Midwestern tradition, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has proudly served the American farmer for over 60 years. Even before Blain’s Farm & Fleet opened its first store in 1955, the Blain family was in the feed and farm implement business. As a company that believes in the heritage of hard, honest work, Blain’s is(…)

King Kutter Rotary Tiller Maintenance

Maintain your King Kutter rotary tiller with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you have acres of farm land or a hobby farm garden, a King Kutter rotary tiller is perfect for tilling soil. Of course, you want to get the most out of your tiller. That’s why routine maintenance is a must. By using this checklist from Blain’s Farm & Fleet you can ensure that your investment(…)

How to Select the Right Fence Controller

Find the right fence controller for your electric fence with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Zareba. The right fence controller is one of the most important items in your electric fence system. Finding the best-matched fencer for your fence is imperative to successfully contain/exclude animals. By determining the power source, type and number of fence lines, weed conditions, area to enclose and animals to be controlled, you should be able(…)

Selecting the Right Stall Mat

Keep your horse supported from the ground up with the right stall mat. If you own a horse, you know that they spend a great deal of time in their stall. Making sure they’re comfortable should be a priority. With the right stall mat, your horse can have a comfortable place to stand all day long. There are a few features to consider when choosing a stall mat, and Blain’s(…)

Calf Milk Replacer Buyer’s Guide

Start your calf’s feeding program with the right calf milk replacer. Calves have specific nutritional needs that are met with a milk replacer. Choosing the right milk replacer for your calf’s feeding program comes down to knowing what to look for, and what you can afford within your budget. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find the right calf milk replacer. As always, we recommend working(…)

Selecting the Right Chicken Feed

Choose the right chicken feed for your flock with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. One of the most important parts of raising chickens is proper nutrition. Feeding your flock the right food can help them with egg production, growth and more. While nutritional needs can vary by age, activity and breed, there are some general guidelines you can follow when choosing the right chicken feed for your flock. Of course, always(…)

Keeping Your Chickens Healthy

Keep your chickens happy and healthy with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you want them for the barnyard or the backyard, you can raise your own chickens with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. From baby chicks to chickens in a chicken coop, you can trust us to help you get started. One of the most important parts of raising backyard chickens is keeping your flock healthy.(…)

Which Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Do I Need?

Tractor hydraulic fluid comes in many types. This can make selecting the right one for your tractor a daunting task. Here’s what you need to know. Tractor Hydraulic Fluid vs. Trans-Hydraulic Fluid Which tractor hydraulic fluid you need comes down to answering one main question: what kind of tractor do you have? The more you know about your equipment, the better you can maintain it and make sure you’re putting(…)

Ag Sprayer Buying Guide

Use an ag sprayer to quickly and easily spread fertilizers, pesticides and more in your field. Garden sprayers are great when you need to chemically treat a small area of your lawn or garden. However, when you need to cover a large area of your hobby farm, your best bet will be an ag sprayer. Choosing the right ag sprayer will help you spread pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers over your(…)

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