Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Equine Senior & Equine Senior Active Updates

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Purina recently announced updates to the Equine Senior and Equine Senior Active horse formulas.

Equine Senior now contains ActivAge™ prebiotic.  New ActivAge™ prebiotic has been scientifically proven to promote optimal immune function in senior horses.

ActivAge™ prebiotic is a proprietary feed additive that contains beneficial metabolites, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. These metabolites work together to support the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the horse’s gut and to promote optimal immune function.

What are the benefits of ActivAge™ prebiotic?

  • Protects Against Inflammation
  • Strengthens Immune Function
  • Boosts Response to Vaccination

Equine Senior Active now includes shredded beat pulp, a 10% fat level, plus the  ActivAge™ prebiotic.

  • 100% Vitamins and Minerals*
  • Digestible Fibers Including Loose Beet Pulp
  • Concentrate Feed – Feed with Hay

Click here to find out more information on the changes to Equine Senior and Equine Senior Active.

Tips to Prepare your Outdoor Dog for Winter

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

DogHouseWithGermanShepardWith fall nights cooling off and winter coming soon, here are some tips to prepare your outdoor dogs for the cold.

First,  make sure to have a good doghouse for your dog. Doghouses come in all shapes and sizes; including igloo shaped houses, large kennel type houses, and wooden doghouses. If you are purchasing a new doghouse make sure that it is the appropriate size for your dog. You don’t want it to be too small but you also don’t want it to be too big. A doghouse should be a good fit to your dog so that they have enough room to curl up inside but it isn’t so big that it doesn’t hold your dog’s body heat. And if your dog already has a house, check for holes, rust or wood rot. You can use spray insulation to fill in any gaps.

Second, is to make sure that the doghouse is in a good location. Put your dog’s house in a place on high ground and near the house or barn for wind protection. Also note the direction that the entrance faces so that the North wind doesn’t blow directly into the house.

Third, check the bedding inside the doghouse. Your dog should have adequate bedding that gets your dog up off the ground and is padded enough that your dog can snuggle down into. Also, use flea and tick prevention as fleas and ticks will also be seeking a warm place. Another idea is to put straw in and around the outside of the doghouse to help keep the wet and mud out.

Finally, during the winter months your dog will drink less so it is important to always have a good source of water available. To prevent dehydration, provide warm water or check for ice at least twice a day.

Pansies for Sale

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

pansyAdd some color to your flower bed this winter by planting some pansies! J&N Feed and Seed has a variety of pansies for you to pick from. Pansies are hardy annuals that are perfect for planting in the fall.

They are priced at $19.00 for a flat or 99 cents a piece.

Stop by J&N Feed and Seed today to pick out some beautiful, “smiling” pansies!

Winterize your Barn

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

winter weather preparations-https://www.jandnfeedandseed.comWinter is fast approaching, so here are some tips to help you prepare your barn for the cold weather. It’s important to take the time to plan ahead so that your animals are safe and warm through the winter.

First, check all pipes, spouts, and faucets. Make sure that pipes are buried deep enough into the ground to prevent freezing. For spouts and faucets have them securely wrapped and/or insulated. When it does start to freeze, remember to drain your hoses over night so that they do not freeze.

Second, consider fire preventative measures. Check electrical wires for lights, heat lamps, and water heaters. Also be careful not to overload outlets and extension cords. Even keeping your barn tidy and clean can help.

Third, examine the condition of your barn. Look for any leaks, holes, or lose boards. Make sure that all the doors can seal tightly and that windows can be opened to aid in proper ventilation. Also, trim back trees and branches that may hang over the barn.

Fourth, have a water plan. Cold weather decreases your animals water consumption. To prevent dehydration in your animals, have a plan to get fresh, warm water to them. You should check troughs at least two times a day to break ice. Or you can use deicers to warm the water to keep it from freezing. Also make sure that your animals have access to salt mineral, this will help encourage them to drink.


Finally, plan ahead and have supplies on hand in case of hazardous weather. Stock up on hay and grain to have enough for all your animals for several days. Also stock up on straw or shavings so that you can keep the stalls dry and clean.


Come by J&N for all your winterizing supplies!


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