Archive for July, 2017

Get Ready For Hunting With Rio Gameloads

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Rio GameloadsJ&N Feed and Seed is your source for Rio Gameloads! Rio Game Load shot shells present an affordable choice for game and target shooting and we’ve got a great selection right here in Graham, Texas! Whether you’re looking for 12 gauge, 20 gauge or something different, we’ve got what you need this hunting season.

Rio Game Loads combine state of the art components and over 100 years of technical know-how to produce the perfect load for upland hunting applications. From the diminutive 2 1/2″ .410 to the hard hitting 3″ 12 gauge turkey load, Rio’s lead game line combines consistency and reliability in every shell, to bring unparalleled performance to the field.

12 Gauge Game Loads come in a wide range of choices – 1oz. to 1 3/4 oz payloads of game-stopping lead, in shot sizes 4, 5, 6, 7 1/2, 8 and 9. Rio game loads combine the company’s own high quality, proprietary components and a century of ammunition manufacturing expertise for a lethal combination of modern technology and old world experience.

Pick up your Rio Gameloads and all your hunting supplies at J&N Feed and Seed.

Mojo Dove Decoys

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Mojo Dove DecoysThe MOJO Dove has been one of the great success stories in all of hunting having revolutionized the way we hunt doves. With its realistic body, its large and practically unstoppable direct drive motor, highly reflective aluminum wings and rugged, dependable operation, it quickly took the market, making the name “MOJO” synonymous with “quality and success”. At J&N Feed and Seed, we carry three different models of Mojo Dove Decoys. Choose from the Mojo Voodoo Dove, The Mojo Outdoors Wind Dove or the Mojo Clip-On Decoy.

Mojo Outdoors Mojo Voodoo Dove

  • Battery-operated, spinning-wing action
  • Realistic design with magnetically connected wings
  • Includes steel support pole

Redesigned with a larger, more realistic body and more correct landing position, this field-proven winner also eliminates tough thumbscrews with time-saving, hassle-free magnetically connected wings. Super-realistic design with trademark Mojo spinning-wing action that’s proven to bring in birds. Operates up to 16 hours on four AA batteries (not included). Includes steel support pole.

Mojo Outdoors Wind Dove

  • Wings spin in the slightest breeze
  • No need for batteries
  • Attracts doves from a distance

Mojo’s new version of their popular dove decoy. The wings spin in the slightest breeze without the need for batteries and attracts doves from a distance. The realistic decoys utilizes the patented breast peg design and includes a support pole.

Mojo Outdoors Clip-on Dove Decoys 4-Pack 

  • Super-realistic with true-to-life paint schemes
  • Patented system mounts decoys on almost any support
  • Mounts to limbs, branches, poles, posts or wires

Mojo’s patented breast peg mounting system and clothes-pin adapter lets you mount these decoys on just about any support, including limbs, branches, poles, posts or wires. These hard-body decoys are super-realistic with true-to-life paint schemes. Using these decoys in conjunction with a Mojo Motorized Decoy adds true realism to your spread.

6 Ways To Get Deer To Your Feeder

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Get Deer To Your FeederThe age old question, how to get deer to your feeder?  Most deer are not used to seeing protein pellets. They must be trained to recognize them as food and to eat them out of a feeder. It is best to start a supplemental feeding program when typical food sources (farm crops, natural vegetation, new food plots or even acorns) are no longer in abundance, such as during winter or drought conditions.

Corn is extremely low in the nutrients necessary to grow big antlers. In addition, corn can founder and even kill deer if too much is consumed at one time. But when safely used in moderation, it is ideal for drawing deer to an area and training them to eat pellets.

Choose an area where traffic is good, and then follow these steps:

  1. Set up a spin feeder to throw out 1-2 pounds of corn every 6 hours, or spread it by hand using gloves or a scoop to limit human scent. This safe amount will attract them to the area you want to feed. Be sure to have at least one feeding in the middle of the night. Continue this until deer are consistently coming to the area to eat every day. This may take several weeks, depending on deer density, time of year and availability of other foods.
  2. Once deer are consistently coming to the area daily looking for corn, set up a free-choice feeder filled with corn. Hand-toss corn on the ground around the feeder. When you observe deer consistently eating out of the free-choice feeder, stop hand-tossing corn.
  3. Once deer are eating corn out of the feeder for at least one week, change the self-feeder mixture to 1/3 Deer Chow® and 2/3 corn for at least a week so the deer can get accustomed to eating pellets. Make sure they clean up the pellets before replacing the mix. If they refuse to clean up the pellets, mix in more corn with the pellets.
  4. After deer are cleaning up the pellets, change the mixture to ½ Deer Chow® and ½ corn for at least one week. If they continue to sort out the corn and leave the pellets, keep mixing corn in but gradually reduce the amount of corn until they have access to only pellets.
  5. If the deer are consistently cleaning up the mixture and don’t leave any pellets, put 25 to 50 pounds of straight Deer Chow® in the free-choice feeder. NEVER fill a feeder full of pellets the first time regardless of its size – you need to leave room to mix in a little corn in case the deer regress a bit and stop eating pellets. When they are consistently eating pellets from the self-feeder, you may fill it completely with Deer Chow®.
  6. Keep feeders clean. Remove old, wet or spoiled feed before refilling, as deer are very sensitive to odors, and damp or spoiled feed may prevent fresh feed from flowing down. Fresh feed will keep deer coming back.

Stop by J&N Feed & Seed for your deer corn and deer feed.  We sell quality deer feed from Purina Mills.  Looking for bulk feed and delivery, we can set you up. Give us a call today.

2017 Ranchers Gathering in Decatur

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Aug ’17
5:30 pm

Ranchers GatheringThe 2017 Ranchers Gathering kicks off Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur, Texas.

What: Ranchers Gathering
When: August 3, 2017, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: First Baptist Church, Decatur, TX
Cost: $10 Registration due by July 31st

Dr. Bruce Carpenter, Professor and Livestock Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service out of the Midland/Odessa Region to come speak about “Managing Females for Fertility and Lifetime Value.”

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for everyone to visit booths at the trade show. The trade show will feature over 20 agriculture related businesses offering the newest in technology for beef cattle producers. Dinner is set for 6:00 p.m. The $10 registration fee covers the meal and makes you eligible for one of the many door prizes given away during the program. This year’s event is being sponsored by the Wise County Extension Livestock and Forage Committee.

The deadline to register is Monday, July 31, 2017. To register, come by the Wise County Extension office at 206 S. State Street. Please make checks payable to Extension Livestock Committee. For more information, please call the Wise County Extension Office at 940-627-3341. Click here for directions.

2017 – 2018 Hunting Season Dates

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

2017 - 2018 Hunting Season DatesTexas Parks & Wildlife released the 2017 – 2018 Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website.


22 Counties & special properties: Sep. 10 – 30
All Other Counties: Apr. 1 – June 30


Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Nov. 4 – Feb. 25


North Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 12 & Dec. 15 – Dec. 31
Central Zone
Sep. 1 – Nov. 5 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 7
South Zone
Sep. 22 – Nov. 8 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 21
Special White-winged Dove Area
Sep. 2, 3, 9, 10


North Zone
Regular season: Nov. 11 – 26 & Dec. 2 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 16 – 26 & Dec. 2 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Nov. 4 – 5
South Zone
Regular season: Nov. 4 – 26 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 9 – 26 & Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Oct. 28 – 29
High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct. 28 – 29 & Nov. 3 – Jan. 28
Dusky duck: Nov. 6 – Jan. 28
Youth-only: Oct. 21 – 22

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen

Sep. 9 – 24 & Nov. 4 – Dec. 27

East Zone
Canada goose: Sep. 9 – 24
Light goose: Nov. 4 – Jan. 28
Light goose conservation order: Jan. 29 – Mar. 18
White-fronted goose: Nov. 4 – Jan. 28
West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov. 4 – Feb. 4
Light goose conservation order: Feb. 5 – Mar. 18


North Zone: Oct. 1 – Feb. 25
South Zone: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31

Mule Deer

General Season
Panhandle: Nov. 18 – Dec. 3
SW Panhandle: Nov. 18 – 26
Trans-Pecos: Nov. 24 – Dec. 10
Archery Season
Sep. 30 – Nov. 3


Panhandle: Dec. 2 – Dec. 31

Pronghorn Antelope

Sept. 30 – 8


Statewide: Oct. 28 – Feb. 25

Rabbits & Hares

No closed season.

Sandhill Crane

Zone A: Oct. 28 – Jan. 28
Zone B: Nov. 24 – Jan. 28
Zone C: Dec. 16 – Jan. 21


East Texas: Oct. 1 – Feb. 25 & May 1 – 31
Other Open Counties: Sep. 1 – Aug. 31
Special Youth Season: Sep. 23 – 24


Oct. 28 – Feb. 11


Sep. 9 – 24


Rio Grande Turkey

Fall Season
North zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 7
South zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 21
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov. 4 – Feb. 25
Archery-Only: Sept. 30 – Nov. 3
Fall Youth-Only
Early: Oct. 28 – 29
Late: Jan. 8 – 21
Spring Season
North zone: Mar. 31 – May 13
South zone: Mar. 17 – Apr. 29
One-turkey counties: April 1 – April 30
Spring Youth-Only
North zone: Mar. 24 – 25 & May 19 – 20
South zone: Mar. 10 – 11 & May 5 – 6

Eastern Turkey

Spring Season
East Texas: Apr. 15 – May 14

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 7
South zone: Nov. 4 – Jan. 21
Special Late Season
North zone: Jan. 8 – 21
South zone: Jan. 22 – Feb. 4
Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct. 28 – 29
Late Season: Jan. 8 – 21
Archery Season
Sept. 30 – Nov. 3
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan. 8 – 21


Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

2017-2018 Livestock Shows

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Livestock ShowsLivestock shows for the upcoming season are right around the corner!

Are you interested in attending livestock shows? Here are the dates and locations of several major 2017-2018 Stock Shows happening throughout Texas. Go to the links for each Stock Show to learn more about event schedules, entry forms, ticket information and more:

State Fair of Texas (Dallas): September 29 – October 22, 2017

Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco): October 5 – October 14, 2017

Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth): January 12 – February 3, 2018

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo (San Angelo): February 2 – 18, 2018

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (San Antonio): February 8 – 25, 2018

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Houston): February 27 –  March 18, 2018

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo (Austin): March 10 – 24, 2018


These livestock shows are the perfect way to spend some time with the family! Save the date and make plans to come to one of these rodeos near you!

Summer Mineral Minute – Cattle Mineral Program

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Mineral ProgramQuick and timely considerations for your mineral program.

  • If using a mineral form of fly control, consistent intake is key. Consider using Wind and Rain Storm Fly Control Mineral with Altosid (IGR) in either granular or tub form.
  • To help achieve consistent mineral intake, use enough mineral feeders for your herd size. A good rule is to use one feeder for every 20 to 30 head.
  • Make sure all cattle, including calves and timid cows, have equal access to feeders. Placing feeders in multiple locations helps provide all cattle the opportunity to consumer the mineral
  • Use water as a tool to adjust intake. If mineral intake is lower than desired, move feeders closer to water sources. If intake is higher than desired, move feeders further from the water.
  • As grasses start drying, antagonists can block absorption of minerals. If antagonists are a concern, consider using a mineral with Availa 4.
  • If you plan to use a mineral with chlortetracycline to control anaplasmosis, a VFD will be required.

Article Attributed to Purina Mills.

Outlast Supplement pH Experiment

Friday, July 14th, 2017

See Purina® Outlast Supplement in action. Watch as Dr. Robert Jacobs, Purina PhD research equine nutritionist, demonstrates how a horse’s stomach would respond to a feeding of Outlast Supplement.

In this short experiment, Purina® Outlast Supplement raises the pH level of a simulated equine stomach environment from a harmful pH of 2 to a safe pH level of 6.3 in just two minutes, outperforming alfalfa and competitive products on the market. Ready to put Outlast Supplement to the test? Start your Feed Greatness™ Challenge at

Welcome to the Equine Research Unit here at Purina Animal Nutrition Center. My name is Dr. Robert Jacobs, a research equine nutritionist, and today, I’m here to demonstrate our new gastric support supplement, Outlast.

Outlast is designed to provide gastric support and help comfort the horse’s stomach. The horse is an herbivore, designed to consume forages eighteen to twenty hours a day. Modern management practices, however, require that we feed our horses concentrate and meal feed them throughout the day. Outlast is designed to support the overall health of the gastric environment in the horse.

So today what we’re going to do is we’re going to demonstrate how the horse’s stomach would respond to a feeding of Outlast. In this beaker here we have a constantly churning fluid at a pH right around 2, which is the constant pH of the horse’s stomach when they’re at a fasting state. Additionally, we’ve heated this environment to approximately 37 degrees Celsius, which would be the internal body temperature of the horse.

So what we’re going to do is we’re going to take Outlast, our gastric support supplement and grind it up as you can see what we’ve done here to stimulate the chewing that the horse would do before this supplement would reach the gastric environment or into the stomach of the horse, and we’re going to put this into that gastric environment, and we’re going to show you exactly what happens to the pH.

So what I want to do is focus on this pH meter. We put this gastric buffer into this gastric environment. So what we’ll do is we’ll simply put this in here. We’ll give it a little bit of a mix, again to help stimulate what would happen in the horse’s stomach, and we’ll set this timer here to about two minutes.

We’ve done a significant amount of lab work here at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, as well as at universities throughout the country to better understand how Outlast buffers the equine stomach. We’ve done in vitro trials similar to what you can see in this setup here as well as in vivo trials, in which we’ve fed this supplement to hundreds of horses and examined what happens with the pH of the gastric environment as well as what happens to the overall health of the horse’s stomach.

So what we’re going to do is we’ll wait until this gets to its buffering capacity at about two minutes and we’ll take another pH reading to see exactly how this gastric support supplement works.

So you can see here, after two minutes we’re going to take another pH reading on our simulated gastric environment. So, we look here at this pH meter, and you can see after only two minutes, the pH has already risen to approximately 6.3. Well above the threshold of four which we generally consider a buffered stomach environment.

Now remember, a higher pH is indicative of a lower acidity in the stomach which is what we would want to see to provide the gastric comfort and the support that Outlast is designed to do.

Outlast gastric support supplement is different from some of the other products that are currently on the market, in that it acts quicker, in only two minutes you can see the pH rose substantially; it acts longer, as we saw in our in vivo as well as our in vitro trials; and has a significantly higher buffering capacity and buffering ability, as is demonstrated here in these test tubes.

In these test tubes, you can see a representation of how much acid a single serving of any one of these supplements including Outlast is able to buffer in a simulated gastric environment. You can see here in these tubes that Outlast is able to buffer a significantly larger quantity of acid than even alfalfa or some of the other competitive products on the market as is demonstrated by these different colored tubes.

OLLA – Clay Pot Irrigation System

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

ollas clay pot irrigationJ&N Feed and Seed is continually looking for products to help our customers conserve water while maintaining their gardens and landscaping.  Dripping Spring OLLAS is a simple yet highly efficient way to conserve water and increase plant yields. 

An OLLA is an unglazed clay pot fired at a low temperature. This allows the pot to remain porous. The OLLA is buried in the ground with neck exposed and periodically filled with water. The water seeps into the soil at a rate that provides adjacent plants with a constant water source at the roots.

The olla method is an ancient technique of low tech, low cost irrigation used in various environments around the world. Clay pot or OLLA irrigation has been the subject of university research documenting the highly efficient use of water and increased plant yields.

OLLAS can be utilized for vegetable, landscape, and container gardening. OLLAS are especially useful in arid climates but can be used any time a steady and efficient water source is needed. Once in place, the OLLAS will typically require refilling a couple times per week depending on soil and weather. Using OLLAS, leaves the soil surface dry resulting in fewer weeds and no soil compaction, a significant drawback of surface watering.

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Treegator Slow Release Watering Bag

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

treegator Keep your newly planted trees and shrubs hydrated with Treegator Slow Release Watering Bags. With the scorching summer temperatures here to stay, it’s important to water effectively to keep trees and shrubs hydrated.  J&N Feed and Seed proudly stock the Treegator® Original Slow Release Watering Bag.  Treegator delivers water directly to your plant for 100% absorption and no run-off. Pick up a couple of Treegators today and save your beautiful trees and shrubs from the Texas drought.

Treegator® Original Slow Release Watering Bag for Trees & Shrubs

  • Fill just 1 to 2 times per week for most new tree plantings.
  • Continuously waters for up to 9 hours via two release points.
  • Quick and easy to install – Just zip, fill, and walk away.
  • Provides 100% water absorption with no run-off or evaporation.
  • 5-Year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Dimensions: Approx. 30″ tall x 18″ wide (at base) when filled


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