Archive for May, 2015

Mosquito Control & Repel Products

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Mosquito ControlThe generous amount of rain brings mosquitoes.  Here is some information from Fertilome on how to control and repel mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are probably one of the more common, problematic and identifiable flying insects.

Adults feed on sugars from plants or from honeydew from other insects. This is all males feed on, females also feed on blood in order to produce eggs. Most females feed during a certain time of the day, usually during low-light times of the day, although some may feed throughout the day.

Eggs hatch and become larvae, also known as “wiggler” or “wriggler” due to the lashing movements of the abdomen. The larvae feed on particles in the water, during this time the larvae will go through 4 molts, towards the end of the 4th molt it will become a pupae. Then they emerge as adults.

Control

Adults prefer to hide in protected areas during the day, such as; yards, trees, shrubs, weeds and areas of dense vegetation. The first line of defense would be to reduce weeds and thin vegetation. When applying a control “spray”, apply to lower limbs of trees, shrubs and areas of heavy vegetation, under decks and around the foundation. Make the application in the very early morning or early evening.

38 Plus may be used around the foundation, yard or land-scape this product will go the farthest and last the longest.

FL IndoorOutdoor may be used in the house.

HY Indoor/Outdoor or Lawn, Garden, Pet Spray are both very effective on mosquitoes, LGP may be sprayed on vegetables. These also offer a repelling action.

Use Spreader Sticker to increase the coverage on plants and the length of the residue.

Repel

On a person, Universities recommend a product with DEET, Fertilome does not have such a product.

For other outdoor areas, we have Natural Guard Lawn Shield.

This is a granule covered with cedar oil. It has a very pleasant odor and is organic so is very safe for kids and pets, no delay in re-entry is required.

It starts to repel within minutes of application. It is an irritant to all flying insects and they will leave or stay away as long as the cedar odor is present.

Light watering’s or rain can re- invigorate the barrier increasing the longevity, this varies due to the amount of product used or moisture.

Friend Of NRA Banquet May 30th

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
May ’15
30
5:00 pm

raffle ticketsYoung Country Friends of NRA Banquet will be held on May 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm.  Join us for dinner, catered by The Dinner Bell and gun raffle. Raffle tickets are $10 each.    There will only be 300 raffle tickets sold, and three guns will be given away.  Drawing to be held May 30 at our Banquet. Banquet tickets are $25 each which includes a chicken fried steak dinner. Contact the Young Country Friends of NRA for more information and to purchase tickets.

Young County Arena
120 Barclay Blvd.
Graham, TX 76450

Ticket prices:
$25 for 13 and over
$15 for children 12 and under

Millennium Treestands…Hunt With The Best

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Millennium TreestandsJ&N Feed and Seed carries a full line of hunting products from Millennium Treestands.  We’ve got everything from chairs and benches to hunting tripods and trees stands.  It’s not too early to start thinking about hunting season!

Millennium Stands have long been recognized as the most comfortable stands on the market. From Texas to Alberta and South Carolina to Idaho, outfitters and guides know the best way to increase your chances in seeing a trophy animal is to sit in a prime location from sun up until sun down. Millennium stands are engineered for that purpose – to be the most comfortable and quietest stands period. Every angle, hinge and weld has been tested under the most extreme conditions by the most cynical and scrutinizing hunters. Each Millennium is the best compromise of weight, quietness, strength, security and comfort for its intended use.

Chicken Behavioral Issues

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

chickens in coopThere are two major behavioral problems that backyard poultry owners must address at the first appearance, egg eating and cannibalism. Both can be caused and cured by management practices.

EGG EATING: Egg eating generally occurs when a hen finds a broken egg, tastes it, likes it and begins searching for other broken eggs, then learns to break them herself. Broken eggs occur more often when there is inadequate litter to cushion them, inadequate nutrition (either from improper feeding or heavy parasite or disease challenges) that results in weak egg shells, and infrequent gathering. The longer an egg lays in the hen house, the greater the chance it will be broken, so frequent gathering is your primary weapon against egg eating. Broody hens can increase the likelihood of broken eggs; because they constantly occupy a nest, they cause increased traffic in the other nests. Bright lights in the nesting area are stressors that can increase nervousness and picking behavior. Scaring hens out of nests can also result in broken eggs. Always approach hens quietly and encourage gentle movement.

If eggs are being broken, you must find the perpetrator and get rid of her. Hens that learn to eat eggs must be culled, because they will never give up the habit and they will teach it to other hens. However, before culling, make sure the culprit is, indeed, a hen. Egg-eating hens will usually have dried yolk on their beaks and heads. If your hens are clean, suspect another culprit. Snakes, rats, weasels, even domestic pets, all enjoy eggs. Be sure your hen house is well-barricaded against predators and unwelcome visitors.

CANNIBALISM: Cannibalism is a vicious habit that is upsetting and costly. It can occur in fowl of any age, breed, strain or gender. It is almost always caused by stress related to poor management. Once stressed, birds begin picking at the feathers, vent, comb or toes of another bird. Once blood is tasted, this terrible habit can spread like wildfire through the entire flock. Unless you eliminate this problem immediately, it can rapidly get out of control. One way to curb this behavior is to provide a pecking source, such as Purina® SunFresh® Recipe Flock Block. It encourages pecking instincts to help reduce cannibalism.

STRESSORS THAT CAN CAUSE CANNIBALISM:

  • Overcrowding. Refer to Space Requirements in General Equipment and Supplies section.
  • Excessive heat. Be sure to adjust heat lamps and brooder temperatures as chicks mature, and keep all buildings well ventilated, especially during the hot summer.
  • Bright light. Very bright light or lengthy periods of bright light induce tension among birds. Use dim lights to calm and comfort birds; 40-watt bulbs provide plenty of light, and 25-watt bulbs can be calming. Heat lamps should be red or infrared to help maintain a dimly lit environment.
  • Absence or shortage of feed and/or water. Hunger, thirst and the need to fight for food induce aggression. Keep ample food and water available, with plenty of feeder space for the number of birds present.
  • Unbalanced diets. Very high-energy, low-fiber diets increase activity and aggression levels. Lack of protein or specific amino acids can encourage feather picking. Offer a high-quality feed, and minimize the role of table scraps. Scratch grains scattered about can give the birds something to do, but they should not constitute more than 10 percent of the birds’ diet.
  • Mixing birds. Combining birds, especially those of different ages or with different traits, such as crested and non-crested fowl, disrupts the pecking order and can cause pecking due to curiosity.
  • Abrupt changes in environment or management procedures. Always make changes as gradually as possible. If changing feeder types, be sure to leave the old equipment in the pen for a few days. Gradually adapt birds to new diets, new feeding times, new lighting schedules, etc.
  • Remove all crippled, injured, slow-feathering, and dead birds from the flock. Birds will naturally pick on defenseless companions due to curiosity and social order. Slow-feathering birds have young, tender feathers exposed for a longer period of time and are therefore susceptible to pecking.

There are some things you can do to keep your flock busy and happy. Having an enclosed run to encourage exercise is beneficial. Providing fiber via clover, grass or weeds helps increase contentment. Aggressive game birds can be fitted with a variety of “peepers,” small plastic “blinders” that attach harmlessly to the beak and limit forward vision, thus limiting the tendency to fight.

If you experience a cannibalism outbreak, closely review all your management and environmental circumstances. Darken your facilities with red or low-wattage light bulbs, remove injured birds, lower the pen temperature if possible, and apply anti-peck ointment or pine tar to damaged birds. Identify and remove overly aggressive birds. Do not return to normal lighting, until serenity has returned to the flock, and then do so gradually.

CCI Troy Landry Signature Ammunition

Friday, May 8th, 2015

CCIJ&N Feed and Seed is proud to stock CCI ammunition .  What ever your needs are, we’ve got the right product for you.  Stop in today and take home a box or two. 

You might never need to stop an ornery alligator, or depend on your marksmanship to put food on the table, but with the new Troy Landry signature edition ammunition from CCI®, you’ll know you can. Included in the exclusive series are CCI’s proven 22 Long Rifle Mini-Mag® and 22 WMR Maxi-Mag®-loads that Landry, from the series Swamp People® on HISTORY®, has trusted his livelihood to for decades. Look for both cartridges in eye-popping gator-hide packaging, with Landry’s face on the box.

FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Gator-tested performance trusted by Troy Landry
• Mini-Mag 36-grain, copper-plated hollow point; 1,260 fps
• Maxi-Mag 40-grain jacketed hollow point; 1,875 fps
• Clean-burning propellants keep actions cleaner
• Reliable cycling
• Sure-fire CCI priming

May Fish Truck Deliveries

Monday, May 4th, 2015

fish truck- https://www.jandnfeedandseed.comThe fish truck visits J&N Feed and Seed twice in May!  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

Stock My Pond – Wednesday,  May 13th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Abney’s Fish Truck – Wednesday, May 20th, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

J&N Feed and Seed
450 Pecan Street
Graham, TX
Phone: (940) 549-4631

Fish Truck Visits May 20th

Monday, May 4th, 2015
May ’15
20
3:00 pm

FishTruckGuyAbney’s Fish Truck visits J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas, on Wednesday, May 20th, from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows. The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call. Questions?  Give us a call at 940-549-4631.

Get a Jump On The Grasshoppers

Friday, May 1st, 2015

NoloBaitGrasshoppers are among the most widespread and damaging pests in Texas and they have begun to make their appearance this season. Get a jump on them before they take over and start damaging your plants and crops. At J&N Feed and Seed, we have a couple of products that will help with grasshopper control.

Nolo Bait is a long-term grasshopper suppression agent. It is an easy spreadable bait made from flaky wheat bran. Once the Grasshoppers ingest the bran, they becoming infected with Nosema. Nolo Bait is very easy to apply and has no adverse effects on non-target organisms. Get rid of Grasshoppers with Nolo Bait!

Nolo Bate is safe for use around humans, pets, birds, wildlife, gardens and won’t contaminate waterways. It won’t harm beneficial insects and is widely approved for organic use.

Tempo SC Ultra Insecticide is the fastest-acting insect control on the market. This suspension concentrate delivers the power of a powder formulation in a liquid. It’s easier to use, less messy to handle, needs less agitation and is more evenly dispersed during application.  Use Tempo for quick, broad-spectrum control of more than 100 nuisance pests.

Stop by J&N Feed and Seed and let our experts map out your grasshopper control plan.

Fish Truck Visits May 13th

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
May ’15
13
4:00 pm

fish-truckStock My Pond visits J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas on May 13th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The truck will have channel cat, large mouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid bluegill, red ear bream, and fathead minnows.  Click here to find out what type and size fish we offer.   The truck provides containers for all fish but the 11″ channel cats, so please bring your own containers for them.

It is not necessary to pre-order the fish, but if you are looking for a large quantity we suggest you call.  Questions?  Call Stock My Pond at 501-676-3768

J&N Feed and Seed
450 Pecan Street
Graham, TX
Phone: (940) 549-4631

Emergency Survival Backpacks & Kits

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Apr ’15May
272

Wise survival backpackSave 25% on Wise Company Survival Kits this week at J&N Feed & Seed! Wise Company takes an innovative approach in providing dependable, simple and affordable ready-made freeze dry and dehydrated food for emergency preparedness and outdoor use.

Five Day Emergency Survival Kit for One Person – Giving an individual everything they need in order to survive for five days

survival kitUltimate 72-Hour Emergency Kit – 2 or 4 Person Kit – An emergency kit designed to get you started with your preparedness needs.
2 Person Kit includes a total of 72 servings and 13,120 calories. Ideal to help 2 people survive for 72 hours.
4 Person Kit includes ten entrees and four breakfasts and four beverages for a total of 144 servings. Everything 4 people need to survive for 72 hours.

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