Archive for November, 2014

Green Tree Pelleted Bedding

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Green Tree Pelleted BeddingTired of dusty shavings? Or does your horse have respiratory issues? Time to try pelleted bedding! J&N Feed and Seed now carries Green Tree Pelleted Bedding.

Green Tree Pelleted Bedding is long lasting. It is also absorbent and cuts down on airborne dust. Try pelleted bedding for your stalled animals and see the difference!

 

 

Yeti Rambler Tumblers

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Yeti Rambler TumblersLike to take your favorite drink with you on the go? The Yeti Rambler Tumblers are sure to meet your expectations for keeping your beverage hot or cold. Now at J&N Feed and Seed we offer both the 20 oz and 30 oz Yeti Rambler Tumblers.

These would make a Christmas gift for that special someone on your list!

Mr. Heater Portable “buddy” Heater

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Mr. Heater PortableMake sure to stay warm this winter in your deer stand, workshop or around the house with Mr. Heater! J&N Feed and Seed carries a great selection of Mr. Heater heaters, including the new Mr. Heater portable “buddy” heater. The Mr Heater “buddy” heater is a light weight, easy to carry, propane heater that is great for on the go heating.

 

 

 

 

Swiss Army Knives

Monday, November 24th, 2014

SwissArmyKnifeA good pocket knife always comes in handy! We now have a great assortment of Swiss Army Knives at J&N Feed and Seed. Swiss Army Knives are great compact knives with a variety of implements to help you with any task you might need it for.

 

Black Friday Sale

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Case Knives

Join us on Black Friday at J&N Feed and Seed and get 20% off Case Knifes! We have a great selection to choose from and they would make a great gift for that special person on your list!

Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Equine Senior Horse FeedsWith the recent enhancements to Purina Equine Senior and Senior Active, it is important to know that these feeds may also be a great option for horses with certain medical conditions. Here are 5 situations that a horse may benefit from being fed a senior feed:

Dental abnormalities

Poor digestion

Recovering from choke

Recovering from colic surgery

Chewing difficulties due to jaw issues, neurologic deficits, tongue injuries or swallowing issues.

Read more on Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors in this informative article at thehorse.com by Katherine K. Williamson, DVM

5 Tips For Caring For Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

Thursday, November 20th, 2014


FreshChristmasTreeWithFamilyLove the smell of a fresh cut Christmas Tree in your house?  Here are some tips to consider when buying and caring for your live Christmas Tree:

  1. Make sure the tree is fresh. If you pull on a section of needles gently between your thumb and forefinger very few needles should fall off. Or shake the tree. You should not see an excessive amount dropping to the ground.
  2. Keep the tree outside with the trunk in a bucket of water until you are ready to decorate it.
  3. Before setting up your tree, make a straight cut across the base of the trunk ad place it in a stand that can hold a gallon or more of water. Making a fresh cut on the trunk allows it to absorb water more freely and stay healthy longer.
  4. The tree will absorb the greatest amount of water in the first 24 hours, so be sure to check it and add water as needed. If the water level falls below the base of the trunk, it will begin to dry out the stump within 4-6 hours. Adequate water not only keeps the tree fresh longer, but helps it maintain that fresh tree fragrance.
  5. Keep your tree away from fireplaces, radiators or any direct sources of heat. Not only can these dry the tree out, but can also become a fire hazard.

Be sure to locate a recycling program or check with your city for special recycling efforts when it’s time to discard your Christmas Tree.

Shop Graham First

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Do you know about a great program called Shop Graham First?  Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Shop Graham First encourages patronage to local stores and businesses in Graham.  Simply pick up a card at any participating retailer and start shopping. You will receive one punch for every $5, $10 or $20 you spend.  When your card is filled, you will be entered into a drawing for one of three gift certificates to the participating retailer of your choice.  This program runs from November 1st and December 19, 2014.

Filled card can be turned into the Chamber of Commerce in exchange for one entry into the drawing. All entries must be delivered to the Graham Chamber of Commerce, 458 Oak Street, by Noon to be entered into the drawing on December 19, 2014.

J&N Feed & Seed is a participating retailer.  Stop by and pick up your card today and start shopping in Graham!

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Adds $540,000 in Exhibitor Scholarships

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo ScholarshipsThirty livestock and horse show exhibitors will receive a four-year, $18,000 college scholarship as an additional incentive for participating in the 2015 Houston Livestock Show™. The $540,000 in exhibitor scholarships is part of the nearly $13 million in scholarships included in the Show’s 2015 educational commitment of more than $24 million.

“The exhibitor scholarships showcase the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s core values: supporting agriculture and education,” said Allyson Tjoelker, executive director of agricultural competitions and exhibits. “The Show is excited to give back to the young exhibitors who help make the Houston Livestock Show the biggest and best in the world.”

In addition to the exhibitor scholarships, the Show has committed more than $7.34 million to young exhibitors in the form of junior market auction guarantees, additional premiums and calf scramble awards.

“These exhibitor scholarships are yet another reason to participate in the Houston Livestock Show,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “The Show will continue its more-than-80-year mission to find new avenues of support for youth engaged in agriculture.”

To apply for the exhibitor scholarships, students must meet the following requirements:

  • be a U.S. citizen,
  • be a Texas resident,
  • be a graduating high school senior from a Texas public high school,
  • score a minimum of 1350 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT,
  • be ranked at the top third of their class during the first semester of their senior year,
  • intend to attend an accredited, not-for-profit Texas college or university and participate in a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree,
  • participate in one or more of the approved competitions in the 2015 Show year,
  • and have competed at least once within the past three years (2012 – 2014).

The approved competitions are:

  • Livestock Show
    • Junior Breeding Shows (beef heifers, gilts, sheep)
    • Junior Commercial Steer Feeding and Management Contest
    • Junior Dairy Cattle Show
    • Junior Market Shows (barrows, broilers, goats, lambs, steers, turkeys)
  • Horse Show
    • All-Breed Youth Horse Show
    • Cutting Horse Show (AQHA, NCHA)
    • Donkey and Mule Show
    • Paint Horse Show
    • Palomino Horse Show
    • Quarter Horse Show

Exhibitor scholarship applications will be judged using the standard Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship evaluation process. Exhibitors will receive additional credit for participating in multiple youth horse shows and livestock show competitions throughout the course of the past four years. Performance evaluations or place ranking within each show will not influence the outcome of the scholarship awards.

Exhibitor scholarship recipients also may be eligible for the Achievement Scholarship Program, which allows college students currently receiving Show scholarships to apply for an additional $4,000 per semester, for up to four semesters, once they reach their junior and senior years of undergraduate studies. To be eligible to apply, existing Show scholars must have been classified as a junior or senior by the conclusion of the spring semester, and have completed a minimum of four college semesters since their high school graduation, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Visit rodeohouston.com more information on all Show scholarships. Scholarship applications are now available, at rodeohouston.com, and due Feb. 23, 2015.

 

Deer Season Hunting Forecast

Monday, November 10th, 2014

deer 1If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 1 statewide.

“I had a report of a bow hunter in Walker County connecting on a buck that scored 163 B&C (Boone & Crockett scoring system),” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department White-tailed Deer Program Leader. “It turns out it was the hunter’s first time to bow hunt. I got another report of a 183 B&C buck harvested in Atascosa County on a low-fenced MLD property.”

Cain noted he’s received several reports indicating decent antler quality this year so hunters should be in for a nice surprise with the quality of bucks they are seeing.

The general season runs through Jan. 4, 2015 in the 209 counties that comprise the North Zone and through Jan. 18, 2015 in the 30 counties of the South Zone. For county specific regulations, check the 2014-15 Outdoor Annual — Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations available at hunting license sales outlets, online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us and as a free mobile app download on iOS and Android platforms at www.txoutdoorannual.com/app.

When it comes to deer, wildlife biologists use rainfall as a barometer for gauging hunting season because of the direct correlation between rainfall and impacts to habitat during certain times of the year (primarily as it relates to nutrition and cover deer need). Rainfall or a lack thereof can significantly impact deer body condition, antler quality and fawn production – the end results are what hunters see each fall.

According to Cain, mast crops (acorns, mesquite beans, etc.) that provide a good forage resource to help deer meet the demands of raising fawns and growing antlers during the stressful part of the summer have been in good supply this year. Those native food sources appear to be carrying over into the fall, which means some hunters may have to contend with native food sources competing with artificial feeders early in the season.

“Precipitation has greened up vegetation around much of the state in the last month and with green conditions deer aren’t utilizing feeders as much,” Cain added. “The green vegetation and warm temperatures in October have made hunting a little tough, but there are a few folks having some luck.”

Texas whitetail population estimates have remained fairly stable over the last few decades at around 4 million deer. Hunters can expect to see about the same number of deer as in 2013. Bottom line from a hunter perspective is there will be plenty of animals to pursue.

 

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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