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Tarter Elite Dog Kennel

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Keep the pets you love safe and secure. It’s why we went to extremes to make sure Tarter’s Elite Dog Kennel is the strongest kennel in America. Galvanized, powder-covered steel, thick tubing, and 8-gauge wire are just a few of the reasons why this kennel looks great, is long lasting, and Tarter tough.

Tarter’s Elite Dog Kennel is the strongest kennel in America.

Check out Tarter Tank’s website for more information about their products including hydraulics, stands, raised bed planters, and other high-quality farm & ranch equipment.

Be sure to stop into J&N Feed and Seed located in Graham, Texas.  Or, feel free to contact us for more information about our stock of Tarter Tanks. Our helpful staff is happy to find the best galvanized tank for this summer and beyond. Also be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and get tips and information on new products.

CattleMaster Series 12

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

We know there’s more to your life than working cattle. That’s why we built the Cattle Master Series 12 Hydraulic Chute. We made your work easier, quicker, and safer with controls as the touch of a finger.

  • Hydraulic operation made easy. Stand in one place to operate tailgate, head gate, and squeeze function.
  • All-Access Pass. Removable top and bottom panels allows quick and easy access for branding, vaccinating, deworming, etc.
  • Side Exit.The side panel opens providing another exit option
  • Plug In and Work! All you need is a 110 volt power source or 4 thousand watt generator and you’re good to go.

Sometimes an extra hand never hurts. Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment-improving life on your land since 1945.

Check out Tarter Tank’s website for more information about their products including hydraulics, stands, raised bed planters, and other high-quality farm & ranch equipment.

Be sure to stop into J&N Feed and Seed located in Graham, Texas.  Or, feel free to contact us for more information about our stock of Tarter Tanks. Our helpful staff is happy to find the best galvanized tank for this summer and beyond. Also be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and get tips and information on new products.

 

Outlast Supplement pH Experiment

Friday, July 14th, 2017

See Purina® Outlast Supplement in action. Watch as Dr. Robert Jacobs, Purina PhD research equine nutritionist, demonstrates how a horse’s stomach would respond to a feeding of Outlast Supplement.

In this short experiment, Purina® Outlast Supplement raises the pH level of a simulated equine stomach environment from a harmful pH of 2 to a safe pH level of 6.3 in just two minutes, outperforming alfalfa and competitive products on the market. Ready to put Outlast Supplement to the test? Start your Feed Greatness™ Challenge at www.feedOutlast.com.

Welcome to the Equine Research Unit here at Purina Animal Nutrition Center. My name is Dr. Robert Jacobs, a research equine nutritionist, and today, I’m here to demonstrate our new gastric support supplement, Outlast.

Outlast is designed to provide gastric support and help comfort the horse’s stomach. The horse is an herbivore, designed to consume forages eighteen to twenty hours a day. Modern management practices, however, require that we feed our horses concentrate and meal feed them throughout the day. Outlast is designed to support the overall health of the gastric environment in the horse.

So today what we’re going to do is we’re going to demonstrate how the horse’s stomach would respond to a feeding of Outlast. In this beaker here we have a constantly churning fluid at a pH right around 2, which is the constant pH of the horse’s stomach when they’re at a fasting state. Additionally, we’ve heated this environment to approximately 37 degrees Celsius, which would be the internal body temperature of the horse.

So what we’re going to do is we’re going to take Outlast, our gastric support supplement and grind it up as you can see what we’ve done here to stimulate the chewing that the horse would do before this supplement would reach the gastric environment or into the stomach of the horse, and we’re going to put this into that gastric environment, and we’re going to show you exactly what happens to the pH.

So what I want to do is focus on this pH meter. We put this gastric buffer into this gastric environment. So what we’ll do is we’ll simply put this in here. We’ll give it a little bit of a mix, again to help stimulate what would happen in the horse’s stomach, and we’ll set this timer here to about two minutes.

We’ve done a significant amount of lab work here at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, as well as at universities throughout the country to better understand how Outlast buffers the equine stomach. We’ve done in vitro trials similar to what you can see in this setup here as well as in vivo trials, in which we’ve fed this supplement to hundreds of horses and examined what happens with the pH of the gastric environment as well as what happens to the overall health of the horse’s stomach.

So what we’re going to do is we’ll wait until this gets to its buffering capacity at about two minutes and we’ll take another pH reading to see exactly how this gastric support supplement works.

So you can see here, after two minutes we’re going to take another pH reading on our simulated gastric environment. So, we look here at this pH meter, and you can see after only two minutes, the pH has already risen to approximately 6.3. Well above the threshold of four which we generally consider a buffered stomach environment.

Now remember, a higher pH is indicative of a lower acidity in the stomach which is what we would want to see to provide the gastric comfort and the support that Outlast is designed to do.

Outlast gastric support supplement is different from some of the other products that are currently on the market, in that it acts quicker, in only two minutes you can see the pH rose substantially; it acts longer, as we saw in our in vivo as well as our in vitro trials; and has a significantly higher buffering capacity and buffering ability, as is demonstrated here in these test tubes.

In these test tubes, you can see a representation of how much acid a single serving of any one of these supplements including Outlast is able to buffer in a simulated gastric environment. You can see here in these tubes that Outlast is able to buffer a significantly larger quantity of acid than even alfalfa or some of the other competitive products on the market as is demonstrated by these different colored tubes.

Raindrip Automatic Watering System Kits

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Automatic Watering systemWith our Texas temperatures heating up, J&N Feed and Seed is working to find low volume watering products that will help conserve water and provide an effective way to keep your landscape alive.  We are now stocking  Raindrip Automatic Watering System kits.  These low volume, drip irrigation kits, are customized for different areas of your landscape and garden and can convert your sprinkler system to a drip irrigation system. Installing a drip irrigation system is simple.

Raindrip Automatic Watering Kits with Timer
The Raindrip Automatic Watering Systems are simple to use drip watering kit that waters flowers, shrubs, and trees in your landscape areas (not for lawn use). They’re water efficient, simple to install and most* include a battery-operated timer so you can set your system to water automatically. Click here to read more about Raindrip Watering Kits.

Expand & Customize

Water up to 75 plants at once with Raindrip add-on products.

It’s easy to customize or expand your system. You can add additional tubing, feeder lines and fittings to fit your system to your landscape.

Pick up a kit today at J&N Feed and Seed.

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The Capsule Game Feeder

Friday, October 28th, 2016

capsule game feederIntroducing the Capsule Game Feeder, made right here in Texas and available at J&N Feed and Seed in Graham! No more balancing on the side of a pickup truck, lifting 50 lb bags of corn overhead,to fill your feeders!  And no more watching a pack of wild hogs slam into the legs of your old tripod feeder, spilling expensive corn!

 The Capsule Game Feeder’s patented design is much more convenient than traditional feeders. Since it sits on the ground, you don’t have to hassle with ladders and winches to refill it. Simply back up a truck to the feeder, drop the tailgate and fill it up. The unique auger system pulls feed upward and broadcasts it, so you have precise control over the feed volume. Comes with a 12-volt, 70mA solar panel; and a powerful 12-volt, 5.1-amp, permanent magnet DC motor. Made of UV-resistant, polyethylene plastic. 20-year manufacturer’s warranty. Batteries not included.

500 lb capacity and 1,000 lb capacity Capsule Game Feeders 

    • Sits on the ground for easy refilling
    • Up to six feed times a day
    • Includes solar panel and motor

Stop by J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas for all your game feeders, ammo and hunting supplies.

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Nature Blinds Treefeeder

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Nature Blinds TreefeederThe most realistic looking wildlife feeder on the market is the Nature Blinds Treefeeder and they’re available at J&N Feed and Seed. More than a stump in a field, the TreeFeeder™ by Nature Blinds, holds 200 pounds of corn and propels corn or other feed up to 20 yards.

TreeFeeders aren’t just for deer. Set it up on the shore and use it to feed your fish, bring in the birds, or give your game a protein boost.

A great companion to our TreeBlind™, the TreeFeeder™ is a durable, easy-to-use feeder with a realistic bark texture design that blends into the natural surroundings.

Features:

  • Integrated Solar Battery Charger
  • Shoots Feed Over 20 Yards
  • Realistic Bark Texture
  • Optional Remote
  • Can Be Used With Corn, Bird or Fish Feed, or Your Favorite Attractant

Specs:

Height – 44″, Bottom Diameter – 34″, Weight – 88 lbs

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Mesquite Control With Sendero

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Mesquite Control

Sendero – The New Standard In Mesquite Control

Looking for ways to get rid of mesquite and  clear the way for more grazing land and wildlife habitat? Look no further than Sendero herbicide, from Dow AgroScience. Sendero® herbicide gives you the most effective, most consistent chemical control of mesquite ever — down to the roots, releasing native grasses to thrive. Aerial trials prove its superiority.  Sendero® can clear your way to more low-cost grass for livestock, more fringe habitat for wildlife and a lasting legacy for future generations on the land. Stop by J&N Feed and Seed in Graham, Texas and talk to us about your forage needs. We’re here to help.

 

Drought and Its Impact on Your Pond

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Extreme Weather Conditions and Reduced Production May Affect Hay Quality, Availability and Price

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
A freshly baled round bale in Montana

Unfavorable weather conditions last fall and winter meant more hay was fed than normal causing last year’s hay supplies to be running short.  Unprecedented weather extremes through the spring are affecting the quality and availability of new hay for 2011.  Whether you are suffering through the extreme drought in south Texas, excessive rainfall in the Midwest, or unseasonably cool temperatures in the Northwest, harsh weather conditions have affected hay production in many regions of the country.  Pressure from high grain prices and government support of biofuel production is also causing some hay farmers to shift acreage from hay production to corn, switchgrass and other crops.  Projections are that 2011 may be lowest hay production year since 1994. Short supply and high demand could lead to record hay prices in 2011.  -quality hay will likely be hard to find and/or very expensive.

In one year, the average horse eats one ton of feed and nearly four tons of hay (or pasture equivalent). Due to the high moisture content of green pasture, horses must eat nearly six times the weight of pasture to provide the same amount of dry matter as hay. For example, 25 pounds of hay at 12% moisture represents about 22 pounds of dry matter.  Green pasture is often 85% moisture so it will take 147 pounds of pasture to provide 22 pounds of dry matter.  In some regions, pastures are burned up, dry and non-existent.  These pastures are a place to stay, but will not support grazing. Horses must consume a minimum of 1 pound per 100 pounds of body weight of hay or the equivalent in pasture to meet their fiber needs (10 pounds of hay for a 1000 pound horse).  Variations in quality or type of hay fed are significant risk factors for digestive upset in the horse.

When hay or pasture is poor quality or in short supply, there are hay replacement options available to help stretch how long the hay will last or even totally replace hay when needed.  Purina® manufactures several complete feeds which contain appropriate amounts and types of fibers to consistently and effectively replace hay or pasture.  Complete feeds not only have adequate amounts of total fiber, but actually must have the right combination of digestible fibers and indigestible residue to properly replace the type of fibers provided in hay or pasture.  Purina® Horse Chow has been the hay replacement option many horse owners have turned to for over 40 years.  The Purina® Equine Family products of Equine Senior®, Equine Junior® and Equine Adult® all contain quality hay replacement ingredients and can be fed to supplement hay or as the entire ration, replacing hay and grain, when needed.  Purina® Omolene #400® contains specific fiber sources, primarily beet pulp, to replace hay or pasture and is formulated for performance horses.  The product you choose will depend on your horse’s age and activity level. Your Purina® Certified Expert Dealer can help you determine which complete feed best fits your horse’s needs and your forage situation.

To stretch your hay supply out to last longer, replace 50% of the hay with an equal amount of the appropriate complete feed.  If horses are eating grain, reduce the amount by ½-1 pound per day.  When replacing the entire hay portion of the diet while feeding grain, feed the same amount of the complete feed as you were feeding of hay and reduce the amount of grain by 2 – 3 pounds.  To use the complete feed as the entire ration, simply follow the directions on back of the bag.  Horses should continue to be evaluated on an individual basis and minor adjustments can be made to these recommendations based on the body condition of the horse.  Reducing the amount or eliminating hay from the diet represents a major diet change and should be made gradually over several days.  Since horses will eat a complete feed faster than long-stemmed hay, it is beneficial to divide the total daily ration into 3 – 4 meals per day to spread out feeding times.

Complete feeds are not only a very consistent source of fiber and balanced nutrition; they are also easy to use.  With no mess or waste, they can often be economical compared with hay.  Thanks to complete feeds, horse owners are no longer limited to conventional baled hay, but instead have a number of options from which to choose.

Karen E. Davison, Ph.D.
Equine Nutrition Specialist
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed

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