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Texas State Fair Cancelled – Livestock Market Shows Still Planned

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The State Fair of Texas has been cancelled, but barring any new developments with regard to COVID-19, the State Fair of Texas will move forward with Livestock Market Shows.

The 2020 Market Show that will take place at Fair Park in Dallas are as follows: 

  • Market Steers
  • Market Barrows
  • Market Lambs
  • Market Goats
  • Market Broilers

Measures will be implemented as recommended by the CDC and health agencies to comply with safety concerns.
Market week will culminate in the Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction on October 2, 2020.

The 2020 shows that will take place at the Heart O’Texas Fair & Rodeo in Waco in partnership with the State Fair of Texas will be:

  • Youth breeding heifers
  • Youth prospect steers
  • Youth purebred breeding gilts

For a complete listing of Heart O’ Texas livestock shows, please visit HOTFair.com.

In addition, three virtual contests will be held online including: 

  • Agri-science fair
  • Public speaking
  • Job interview

Please note: Shows may be adjusted for the revised 2020 schedule if any health orders are initiated by local, state, or federal agencies, or if health and safety concerns exist. Any additional updates will be available on BigTex.com/COVID.

August Gardening Tips

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

August is here and needless to say, it is HOT! However Fall is right around the corner and here are a few tips to get August Gardening Tipsyou through the scorching days of August.

Make the best use of the water you have by watering early in the morning before the wind speeds pick up. Otherwise, much of the water will evaporate before the plants get to use it. To further avoid excess evaporation, use a sprinkler that produces large drops of water instead of a fine mist. Plants need about one inch of water each week during this long summer period. If you have heavy clay soil adjust the timing of the irrigation zones to make sure water is not running off the landscape. Your irrigation schedule should be adjusted to allow for slow infiltration of the water. Be a WISE – keep water on the landscape.

Soil that is exposed can heat up to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to kill those tender root hairs near the surface. Three to four inches of mulch can make the soil 10 to 20 degrees cooler. Besides reducing soil temperature, mulches also conserve water by reducing evaporation, often up to 65 percent.

August is the last month to plant a new lawn before winter temperatures arrive. Newly-installed lawns need at least six to eight weeks to establish a healthy root system.

Prune roses back, but do not remove more than one-third of the plant. Prune and remove spent blooms on annuals and perennials to encourage continuous blooming well into fall.

Tomato and Peppers planted earlier this year will not set fruit during the heat of the summer, even though they may still be flowering. If the plants remain healthy, they will set fruit again once the temperatures stay below 90 degrees. Sidedress established healthy plants with fertilizer and keep watered to encourage new growth. Set out tomato transplants; look for early maturing variety (65 to 75 days). Our average first freeze is mid-November and tomato maturity slows down as the days get cool and cloudy.

2020 – 2021 Texas Hunting Season Dates

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Texas Parks & Wildlife released the 2020 – 2021 Texas Hunting Season dates. Check them out below. You can find more information on their website. Stop by J&N Feed and Seed for all your hunting supplies, feeds, and attractants. Ask us about our feeder filling services.

Texas Hunting Season DatesAlligator
22 Counties & special properties: Sep 10 — 30, 2020
All Other Counties: Apr 1 — June 30, 2021

Chachalaca
Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr & Willacy Counties: Oct 31 — Feb 28, 2021

Dove
North Zone
Sep 1 — Nov 12, 2020 & Dec 18, 2020 — Jan 3, 2021

Central Zone
Sep 1 — Nov 1, 2020 & Dec 18, 2020 — Jan 14, 2021

South Zone
Regular season: Sep 14 — Nov 1, 2020 & Dec 18, 2020 — Jan 23, 2021
Additional days for Special White-winged Dove season: Sep. 5, 6, 12, 13 (special regulations apply)

Duck
North Zone
Regular season: Nov 14 — 29, 2020 & Dec 5, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021
Youth-only: Nov 7 — 8, 2020

South Zone
Regular season: Nov 7 — 29, 2020 & Dec 12, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021
Youth-only: Oct 31 — Nov 1, 2020

High Plains Mallard Management Unit (HPMMU)
Regular season: Oct 31 — Nov 1, 2020 & Nov 6, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021
Youth-only: Oct 24 — 25, 2020

Gallinule, Rail, Moorhen
Sep 12 — 27 & Nov 7 – Dec 30, 2020

Goose
East Zone
Early Canada goose: Sep 12 — 27, 2020
Light & dark geese: Nov 7, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021
Light goose conservation order: Feb 1 — Mar 14, 2021

West Zone
Light & dark geese: Nov 14, 2020 — Feb 14, 2021
Light goose conservation order: Feb 15 — Mar 14, 2021

Javelina
North Zone: Oct 1, 2020 — Feb 28, 2021
South Zone: Sep 1, 2020 — Aug 31, 2021

Mule Deer
General Season
Panhandle: Nov 21 — Dec 6, 2020
SW Panhandle: Nov 21 — 29, 2020
Trans-Pecos: Nov 27 — Dec 13, 2020

Archery Season
Oct 3 — Nov 6, 2020

Pheasant
Panhandle: Dec 5, 2020 — Jan 3, 2021

Pronghorn
Oct 3 — 11, 2020

Quail
Statewide: Oct 31, 2020 — Feb 28, 2021

Rabbits & Hares
No closed season.

Sandhill Crane
Zone A: Oct 31, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021
Zone B: Nov 27, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021
Zone C: Dec 19, 2020 — Jan 24, 2021

Squirrel
East Texas: Oct 1, 2020 — Feb 28, 2021 & May 1 — 31, 2021
Other Open Counties: Sep 1, 2020 — Aug 31, 2021
Youth-Only Season: Sep 26 — 27, 2020

Snipe
Nov 7, 2020 — Feb 21, 2021

Teal
Sep 12 — 27, 2020

Rio Grande Turkey
Fall Season
North Zone: Nov 7, 2020 — Jan 3, 2021
South Zone: Nov 7, 2020 — Jan 17, 2021
Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties: Nov 7, 2020 — Feb 28, 2021
Archery-Only: Oct 3 — Nov 6, 2020

Fall Youth-Only
North Zone: Oct 31 — Nov 1, 2020 & Jan 4 — 17, 2021
South Zone: Oct 31 — Nov 1, 2020 & Jan 18 — 31, 2021

Spring Season
North Zone: Apr 3 — May 16, 2021
South Zone: Mar 20 — May 2, 2021
One-turkey counties: April 1 — 30, 2021

Spring Youth-Only
North Zone: Mar 27 — 28 & May 22 — 23, 2021
South Zone: Mar 13 — 14 & May 8 — 9, 2021

Eastern Turkey
Spring Season
East Texas: Apr 22 — May 14, 2021

White-tailed Deer

General Season
North Zone: Nov 7, 2020 — Jan 3, 2021
South Zone: Nov 7, 2020 — Jan 17, 2021

Special Late Season
North Zone: Jan 4 — 17, 2021
South Zone: Jan 18 — 31, 2021

Youth-Only Seasons
Early Season: Oct 31 — Nov 1, 2020
Late Season: Jan 4 — 17, 2021

Archery Season
Oct 3 — Nov 6, 2020
Muzzleloader-Only Season
Jan 4 — 17, 2021

Woodcock
Dec 18, 2020 — Jan 31, 2021

Texas Hunting Season Dates

CobraTec OTF Knives at J&N Feed

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

CobraTec OTF Knives now available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas.CobraTec OTF Knives are now available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas. Stop by and shop our selection CorbaTec knives.

CobraTec is based in the Lone Star State, in Waxahachie, Texas. They create high-quality knives for a lifetime of usage. From your trusty pocket knife that you carry every day to field dressing your game, or at your favorite hunting location, this knife will keep up with you.

CobraTec knives are extremely safe to operate and use. CobraTec OTF knives come with a built-in safety feature that will not allow the blade to fully deploy if anything is obstructing its path. Once in ‘safety mode’ the blade will need to be reset by pulling the blade all the way into its locked position making it fully functional again.

Every CobraTec® knife comes with a no-hassle lifetime warranty. Stop by J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas, for CovraTec knives.

Rescue TrapStik For Wasps

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Pick up the Rescue TrapStik for Wasps at J&N Feed and Seed. Rescue TrapStiks employs exclusive VisiLure® colors and patterns proven to attract wasps, mud daubers, and carpenter bees outdoors.

What It Catches
Catches paper wasps, mud daubers, and carpenter bees. Redesigned to include bird guards and spikes on the top and bottom caps, the trap keeps wildlife safe while continuing to catch the target insects.

How It Works
Uses our exclusive VisiLure® technology to lure the target insects with appealing colors and a multi-dimensional pattern. Insects are attracted by the colors and patterns on the TrapStik, then get stuck on the adhesive surface.

Rescue TrapStik For Wasps available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas. Unique Features & Benefits

  • Bird guards provide protection for birds, bats, and other small animals
  • Odor-free
  • Pesticide-free
  • Weather-resistant
  • Catches queens and workers, spring through fall
  • Can be placed near a nest to reduce populations, making it safer to spray
  • Made in the USA

What Kills The Insects?
Wasps get caught on the sticky surface. Once stuck, they expire on their own.

Where It’s Used
Hang Rescue TrapStik for wasps outdoors, from the eaves of your home or wherever you see evidence of wasp, mud dauber, or carpenter bee activity. For best results, hang TrapStik from man-made structures where these insects nest or boreholes, such as an eave, awning, pergola, garage, or shed. Avoid hanging TrapStik where birds or other wildlife activity happens, and where children or pets may come in contact with the adhesive. TrapStik can also be placed next to an insect nest to deplete the population.

Railroad Ties Back In-Stock

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Railroad ties available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, TX. Looking for railroad ties for your next outdoor project? Look no further than J&N Feed and Seed. We’ve got them in-stock at J&N Feed. Railroad ties lend a raw, natural beauty to any landscaping project. Ties can be used as functional elements or for decorative accents. Construct beautiful fences, corrals, chutes, steps, retaining walls, flower boxes, borders, and walkways with ties. Use ties for construction applications instead of brick, cinder block, or synthetic materials. Ties can also be used in combination with other materials to create a variety of attractive textures and designs.  # 1-grade rail road ties are the best-used ties you can buy, with three good, solid sides and moderate imperfection. Come see us for all your landscaping needs.

Pick Up Hay Baling Supplies at J&N Feed

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Pick Up Hay Baling Supplies at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas.Pick up your hay baling supplies at J&N Feed and Seed. From bale spears to bale wrappers, whatever your hay needs are J&N has the hay baling supplies you need!

Texas producers grow some of the best quality hay in the south. Producing high-yielding and top-quality hay requires attention to harvest management, soil fertility, pest management, and good storage methods. The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension has some good tips for producing quality hay.

Tips For Producing Quality Hay

1. Forage tests to determine hay quality. This is important for feeding as well as being an important factor for selling hay.

2. Harvest Early! Forage maturity at harvest is # 1-factor affecting quality. Short hay harvest intervals favor good quality.

3. Rake and Bale to minimize leaf loss. Leaves are of higher quality than stems. Retaining leaves during raking and baling helps maintain quality.

4. Fertilize Correctly. Low fertility leads to weeds, a low percentage of forage leaves, poor forage persistence, and stemmy hay.

5. Add Legumes. Legumes are of higher quality at a given stage of growth than grasses. Adding legumes in mixtures with grasses can improve hay quality. Management for legume/grass hay includes all of the above.

6. Cover Hay if Possible. Barns or tarps work well. If no cover is available to stack in rows at least 3 ft. apart in the open, high on a well-drained slope, preferably on poles, crushed rock, or pallets. Storage losses can easily exceed 25% on poorly stored hay. High-quality hay spoils faster than poor quality hay if left uncovered.

Source: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research & Extension

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