Archive for March, 2014

PK Cutters at Young County Arena

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Main Arena 4PK Cutters will be in the main arena at Young County Arena April 25-27, 2014.

Events start at 9 a.m. for more info contact Dee McLauchlin: 817-832-3571 (Cell) or Fax: 940-567-3113. For Stalls & RV Reservations please call Kirstine: 940-550-8933  /  940-521-0434

Young County Arena
120 Barclay Blvd, Graham, TX 76450

Bunnies Are Here, Just In-time For Easter

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

We’ve got bunnies here at J&N Feed and Seed! What’s more adorable than a baby bunny? If you’re looking for a little “Peter Cottontail” of your own, stop by J&N Feed and Seed.  Perfect for the kids for Easter, but only if mom gives her approval!  Our bunnies sell for $25 each.

Did you know, rabbits make a great first pet because they only require food & water and no vaccinations? They can also be trained to use the litter box! Stop by the store to visit these little cuties today. And while you’re here don’t forget about small animal feed supplies. We also offer shavings, feeders, waterers and more. Stop by J&N Feed and Seed for all your pet needs.



KJRA Rodeo

Friday, March 21st, 2014

KJRA1Here’s an event you won’t want to miss! The future of rodeo comes alive at the Young County Arena on April 11-13 with the KJRA Rodeo Finals.

The Kids Junior Rodeo Associate serves the North Central Texas area. KJRA has been successfully producing quality student athletes in the world of rodeo for over 15 years.

Event Schedule: 
Saturday 9:00 am
Sunday 8:00 am Church Service, 9:00 am Events

Both Days will include:

  • Barrels
  • Poles
  • Goats
  • Stick Horse
  • Ribbon Roping
  • Breakaway
  • Double Mugging
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Team Roping

More information at


Chicks & Bunnies Arriving

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

ChickChartJNIf you haven’t gotten any chicks yet you’ll have another chance here at J & N Feed and Seed. Chicks will arrive the first and third week of April. Stop in early and get the best selection while supplies last. We have the following breeds of pullets:

  • Rhode Island Reds
  • Production Reds
  • Black Sex Links
  • Buff Orpingtons

We’ll also have ducks, guineas and bunnies arriving!

Remember, we have everything you need for your new flock including poultry feed, feeders, waterers, bulbs and heaters!

Fire It Up Truck Roping Comes to Town

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

FireItupFire It Up Productions presents Truck Roping at the Young County Arena on April 5-6, 2014 with $80,000 in cash and prizes guaranteed for the weekend! New Ram Crew-Cab Dually Diesel to the high point roper.

#7 Saddle Roping
Saturday, April 5th books open at 8:00 am and roping at 9:30 am

#8 Truck Roping – Capped at an Elite #4
Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6th – Books open at 11:00 am Saturday, Sunday 9:00 am start time.

Young County Arena
120 Barclay Blvd.
Graham, TX 75450

For more information contact Kevin Blackwell (903) 721-0303.
Entry details can be found here.



How to Prune

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Pruning (1)Ask any landscaper and they’ll agree: pruning your plants is an essential part of healthy landscaping. Pruning does, however, require a degree of skill. STIHL is here to help, with tips on how to properly identify plants and prune them to their fullest growing potential.


The purpose of pruning is to:

  • Improve flowering, fruit and foliage.
  • Remove dead, dying and diseased wood.
  • Preserve plant shape and/or restrict growth.
  • Address safety concerns (e.g., mowing beneath low-hanging tree branches).

Check out the Stihl Pruning Guide on their website. 

STEP 1: Plant Identification

The first step in proper pruning is correctly classifying your plants. Not all varieties of plants (such as flowering shrubs) can be pruned at the same time of year, so it’s important to know what time is best to prune the plants on your property. A good resource for plant identification is the STIHL Encyclopedia of Trees. You can also consult with your local nursery.

STEP 2: Plan When to Prune

Once you have identified your plants, it’s time to make a plan. Most plants can be lightly pruned throughout the year. By “light,” we mean don’t remove more than 10 percent of the plant’s live foliage. If your goal is to improve flowering, prune according to the plant’s blooming cycle. For shrubs that flower in the spring, make your cuts in late spring and early summer; and for summer blooming shrubs, late winter, before the leaves arrive. Remove dying and diseased wood year-round.

STEP 3: Pick up Pruning Hardware

We recommend STIHL hand shears for limbs up to three-quarters of an inch in diameter, depending on plant species and toughness. Two-handled lopping shears are well suited for branches up to one inch in diameter. For limbs with a greater than one-inch spread, we suggest a hand or pole-pruning saw. Lastly, to clip or sculpt hedges and shrubs, opt for either manually operated or power-driven hedge shears. Note: Remember to wear the proper protective gear: goggles or glasses, gloves, and an approved hardhat to protect against falling debris.

STEP 4: Pruning

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

After selecting the twig or branch you want to cut, prune it back to a lateral bud or larger branch using your pruners or lopping shears. Your cut should be perpendicular to the growing direction. Remove the shoots around the base of the shrub before the new growth begins in early spring. Make sure your particular plant can withstand this base pruning. If a shrub is aged and large, eliminate one-third of the oldest growth each year. Use a pruning saw or lopping shears to cut back the branches to the base.

Pruning Trees

We recommend that you leave big branches (those two inches in diameter or greater) to the professionals or a licensed arborist. Limbs and twigs with less than a two-inch diameter are less likely to decay, so stick to these.

When cutting tree branches smaller than two inches in diameter, employ the “three cut” method by following these steps:

  • Measure 12-15 inches (about a forearm’s length) from where the branch joins the tree trunk—an area known as the branch collar.
  • Using your pruning saw, make an undercut about one-third to halfway through the branch.
  • Place your saw blade above the first cut and completely sever the branch.
  • Having lessened the limb’s weight, make your final cut at the branch collar. This knobby growth area seals well and fights decay.

Note: Don’t treat or paint the wound, as this can promote disease and decay.

Pruning Evergreens

Evergreen trees are unique. Pruning doesn’t affect their size and conifer limbs that don’t already have needles won’t grow new ones. New growth comes only from the trees’ growing tips. Branches can be removed at the branch collar, but will result in a permanent bare spot.


Source: Stihl Newsletter

Purina Impact Horse Feeds

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Purina Impact Horse FeedsPurina has updated the line of Horseman’s Edge horse feeds and reintroduced them as Purina Impact horse feed.  These are the same line of products available in new packaging.  With more than 85 years of research behind them, Purina Impact horse feeds offer the following benefits:

  • Formulated by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists for Optimal Nutrition
  • High-Quality Protein for Muscle Maintenance
  • Added Fat for Sustainable Energy & Healthy Hair Coat
  • Vitamin & Mineral Fortification for Bone Structure and Immune System Support
  • Quality Ingredients that are Highly Digestible and Naturally Palatable
  • Nutritionally Balanced so No Nutritional Supplements Are Needed

Find out more information about Purina Impact horse feeds here.


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