Prepare for freezing weather with frost cloth, heat lamps, pipe wraps, deicers, pine shavings and MORE at J&N Feed and Seed.
With freezing temperatures fast approaching, don’t be caught off guard. J&N Feed and Seed is your one-stop shop for freeze protection this winter. We carry a variety of products that will protect your pipes, landscaping, stock tanks and even bird feeders from the threat of a freeze.
Ice & Snow Melt by Zero Ice Melt – An effective and proven ice melter that will beat any other products on the market.
Portable Heaters by Mr. Heater – Heat a small space our your entire garage or workshop. We’ve got a size to fit your needs.
Pipe Wraps and Faucet Covers – Wrap pipes nearest exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or heating tape to protect exposed pipes and faucets. Perfect to wrap exposed pool equipment!
Pipe Heating Cables-heating Cable prevents frozen water pipes to –50ºF. Wrap exposed pipes and faucets to protect against freezing pipes.
Heat Lamps & Bulbs– use anywhere to provide extra warmth.
Stock Tank & Bucket Deicers– keep your stock tank from freezing. We carry floating and sinking deicers.
Pet Bowl & Bird Bath Deicers – Make sure water fresh water is available for our outdoor pets and wild birds during the freezing winter months.
Pine Shavings – keep your outdoor animals warm with warm, dry shavings.
Frost Cloth & Burlap – protect your delicate landscaping and tropical trees. We’ve got traditional brown and camo burlap.
Frost Blankets – protect your tender garden and landscaping vegetation.
Stop by J&N Feed and Seed and let us help you be ready for the cold weather ahead! A little preparation now can save you time and money with the weather dips below 32 degrees!
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Onion sets and seed potatoes arrive mid-January at J&N Feed and Seed. Planting potatoes and onions are at the top of everyone’s gardening list this time of year. As everyone in North Texas knows, our late January and February weather can be a gamble— temps can be spring-like one day and fall below freezing the next. But, the weather extremes should not deter gardeners from planting during these months. Potatoes are top of the list for planting this time of year.
Other good go-to cold weather vegetables are root produce such as turnips, beets, and carrots as well as hardy leafy greens like spinach, cabbage, kale, and chard. Bulb veggies (onions and garlic), as well as asparagus crowns, can also be planted at this time.
Preparing and Planting Potatoes
When purchasing seed potatoes, look for certified seed potatoes. These are seeding potatoes which have not been treated with growth retardants to prevent sprouting. Conventional potatoes in grocery markets are typically treated with retardants.
After you have planned and prepared a garden spot with well-drained, loose soil, the seed potatoes can be prepped for planting:
Cut each seed potato into quarters (sulfur dust can be applied to the fresh cut ends) and let the potato quarters set out overnight or longer until cut sides callus over. Seed potato quarters are then ready to plant— for a good rule of thumb, potato quarters should be planted 3” to 4” deep and spaced 12” to 15” apart. To provide plants plenty of growing room, make sure rows are spaced 24” to 36” apart.
Caring for Potato Plants
Potatoes need consistent moisture, so water regularly when tubers start to form. Before the potato plants bloom, hilling should be done when the plant is about 6 inches tall. Hoe the dirt up around the base of the plant in order to cover the root as well as to support the plant. Bury the plant base in loose soil. Hilling will keep the potato plants from getting sunburned, in which case they turn green and will taste bitter. You will need to hill potatoes every couple of weeks to protect your crop.
When the potato plants have bloomed, new potatoes are ready for harvest. For larger potatoes, harvest only after plant tops have fallen over. For more information on planting seed potatoes, visit the Texas A&M website.
Other Cool Weather Vegetable Plantings
Lettuce, spinach, and cabbage can be planted at this time either by seeds or plant starts. For reference, these vegetables can be planted in February with seed or starter plants.
Stop by J&N for your seed potatoes, onion sets, and other cool weather vegetables.
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Don’t forget your feathered friends as the weather turns cold. Winter bird feeding is important as food sources for birds slow in the cold, winter months. At J&N Feed and Seed we have a great selection of bird feeders, suet, treats and of course, Purina Wild Bird Chow to keep your backyard friends coming back year after year.
Feeding wild birds in the winter is important as food sources for birds slow in the winter. Read our proven tips and techniques to help you quickly enjoy beautiful wild birds found around your yard.
Most bird feeders are designed to attract a wide variety of wild bird species but some have features that appeal to certain species such as Goldfinches and woodpeckers. An excellent feeder design to start with is a “hopper” feeder with wide ledges which presents black-oil sunflower seeds for big and small birds already living around your backyard. This approach ensures that you will attract beautiful wild birds quickly by using the seeds they prefer.
Place your feeder so you can view it from a favorite room or chair. Think of a picture window, deck railing, patio, comfortable armchair or breakfast table. Some feeders are designed to attach to your windowpane.
Your birds also need to enjoy where your feeder is placed so make sure it’s near plant or tree cover for protection from the weather and safety, yet easily found too.
Take an old, white t-shirt or towel and place it on the ground beneath your feeder (whether mounted on a pole or hanging from a hook or branch). Take a handful of black-oil sunflower seeds and sprinkle them on your “target”. Birds follow other birds’ feeding patterns so when the first bird finds these seeds, you and your feeder are in business!
Re-fill your feeder as often as necessary to encourage your backyard birds to enjoy your feeder every day too.
Get ready for your family to enjoy lots of natural fun!
Stop by your local Farmer’s Coop for Wild Bird Blend seed mix, assorted bird treats and bird feeders.
The Young County Jr. Livestock Showkicks off Wednesday, January 9, 2020, and runs through Saturday, January 11, 2020, in the Main Arena of the Young County Arena. Come out and show your support for our local kids at this great event.
Before you head to the arena, stop by J&N Feed and Seed for Sullivan Show Supplies, show feeds by Lindner, Moorman, Honor Show Chow, shavings and more. Let our experts help you raise a winner in the ring this show season. Good luck to everyone showing this year!
Location: Young County Arena – 120 Barclay Blvd. Graham, TX
Date: Wednesday, January 9th through Saturday, January 11, 2020
Click here for driving directions to Young County Arena.
Good winter cattle management practices help cattle tolerate the wind and cold temperatures. During the cold winter months, close attention should be paid to herd nutrition. Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd. According to information from university of Minnesota extension beef experts, winter feeding programs vary for each cattle enterprise.
Feeding programs are dependent on variables such as:
• Forage quality.
• Cost and availability of winter supplements.
• Animal type (mature cows, replacement heifers or back-grounded calves).
• Body condition of your cattle.
• Calving date, if applicable.
The Minnesota beef experts explain that generally, winter feeding can be accomplished with harvested forages such as hay and silage. Grazing crop residues can also be utilized, but may not always be feasible in areas that receive significant amounts of snowfall during early winter months.
Cows can graze through up to 9 inches of snow to get high quality forages, but reduced forage intake will occur with as little as ¼ inch of ice covering the snow. Plus, cold temperatures and precipitation can decrease the feed’s nutritional value.
Regardless of whether you feed stored forages or graze crop residues, the cow’s diet must be sufficient to uphold a body condition score (BCS) of 5 at weaning, a 6 at calving, and no less than a 5.5 score at breeding. At this level of condition, a cow is able to maintain its body weight and support production functions such as lactation and fetal growth. Maintaining adequate body condition in pregnant cattle is crucial in the two to three months prior to calving.
Depending on the quality of forage, supplementation may be needed by cows when nutrient demands are not met by the basic diet the cow is offered, say the Minnesota experts. Typically, diets of late gestating beef cows will meet nutrient needs if they contain a minimum of 55 percent total digestible nutrients (TDN ) and 8 percent crude protein (CP). However, lactating cow minimum requirements during the winter increase to 62 percent tDn and 11 percent CP, such as with fall calving cows.
When feeding pregnant first- and second-calf heifers due to calve in the spring, maintaining a diet with tDn at 60 percent and CP at 11 percent from the beginning of winter through early lactation should be sufficient.
It is important to compare nutrient intake of the diet with nutrient requirements of the cow based on animal type and pregnancy status, and to determine what additional nutrient(s) are needed for supplementation.
Evaluate Cow Performance
Throughout the winter,it’s important to evaluate cow performance by observing body weight and condition Herd Health Program changes resulting from your feeding program. This will tell you if you are correctly supplementing your cattle through the winter and preparing those spring calving herds for the calving season.
Purina has made it easy for you to maintain your production level by designing supplemental feed products to help economically manage your herd’s nutrition needs in all life stages. these products include Sup-R-Lix®, Sup-R-Block® and Accuration®/Cattle Limiter, all controlled intake products featuring IM Intake Modifying technology®.
Purina also offers Wind and Rain® mineral supplements that have been specifically designed to meet mineral deficiencies based on forage quality and cattle nutritional requirements. These minerals are weather resistant and are proven to enhance consistent consumption.
Contact J&N Feed and Seed at 940-549-4631 with questions and how we can help you get started with this program.
J&N Feed and Seed is your official dealer of Case Knives. Case knives are premium pocket knives hand-crafted with care. When you purchase a Case pocket knife, you are investing in more than just a name, you are buying quality.
What makes a Case® knife different?
Made In The U.S.A. Since 1889 every Case Knife is made with pride in the United States.
Hand-Crafted. Every knife is handcrafted by the most skilled artisans and cutlers in the business.
160 steps. Each knife takes over 160 manufacturing processes to complete.
Tradition. Case knives are cherished possessions passed down through generations and handcrafted to stand the test of time.
Tested XX. A symbol of Case’s commitment to quality which can be traced back to the early days when blades were tempered and tested not just once (X), but twice (XX).
Collectible. 19,000 plus members of the Case Collectors Club attest to the fact that Case is the most collected knives in the world.
Natural Handles. Case stretches to the far corners of the earth to find the finest natural handle materials available.
Premium Knives. Case is dedicated to making the everyday tool into a valuable treasure for discerning men and women who want more than just a knife.
Experience. Case has been making pocketknives since 1889. With over a century of experience, we know how to make a premium pocketknife.
Whether you are looking for a small or large knife for a variety of uses, J&N Feed and Seed is your best source in Young County for quality knives. Visit us today— our knowledgeable staff can help you select the best knife product for you.
To learn more about our wide selection of knives, please click here to visit our contact page. We are more than happy to answer your questions!
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Mr. Heater, America’s most popular portable heaters are available at J&N Feed and Seed. The Mr. Heater name is known and trusted by millions of people for specialized products to meet their heating comfort needs where they live, work and play. Their broad line of heating products includes forced air propane, portable heaters, garage heaters, and more.
At J&N Feed and Seed, we carry the full line of Mr. Heater, heaters from the Buddy Portable Heater all the way up to the Forced Air Personal Heaters. Any space you need warmth, Mr. Heater has a size to fit your needs. Bring warmth and comfort with you with the Mr. Heater Big Buddy Portable Heater. This a great portable and temporary heat source for campers, RVs, hunting blinds, workshops, porches, patios, decks, sporting events, tailgating, garages, ice fishing shanties, and emergency heat.
We currently stock the following Mr. Heaters Portable Heaters:
Portable Buddy Heater
Big Buddy Heater
Little Buddy Heater
Hunting Buddy Camo Heater
Single Tank Top Heater
Double Tank Top Heater
Golf Cart Heater
How Much Heat Do You Need?
You can calculate the amount of BTUs required by using the following method: Measure the space’s dimension to determine cubic feet. (Length x Width x Height = Cubic Feet). Subtract the outside temperature from the desired inside temp to determine the temperature increase. If you have measured temperature in Fahrenheit, calculate the required BTUs with this formula: (Cubic Feet x Temperature Increase x .133 = Required BTUs) If you have measured temperature in Celsius, calculate the required BTUs with this formula: (Cubic Feet x Temperature Increase x .2394 = Required BTUs)
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J&N Feed and Seed in Graham is your local dealer for Traeger Grills and Traeger wood pellets. Be it smoking, grilling, wood-fired convection oven, or BBQ, the Traeger Grill can satisfy all your grilling needs. Stop by and check out our selection of grills, including the new Pro-Series 575 and Pro 780 WiFi pellet grills.
Simple and safe to operate, Traeger’s draft induction technology offers continuous convection cooking to ensure even heat distribution. The results are perfectly cooked food every time, with no flare-ups, no burnt food, and no hassles.
All you do is plug in and play! Can’t get any easier than that! Traegers require only a standard 110V household current. After an initial 300 watt heat up of the wood pellets, the grill uses the equivalent of a 50 watt light bulb, making the Traeger Pellet Grill one of the most energy-efficient grills on the market today. Using Traeger’s specially formulated natural hardwood pellets, food has a rich flavor unmatched by charcoal, gas grills and smokers. Pellets come in a variety of woods, too— your grilling experience is only limited by your imagination.
Stop by J&N Feed and Seed in Graham and our team will happily show you our selection of Traeger Pellet Grills and accessories. We’ll get you up and grilling in no time— for many years to come!
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