Is feeding wildlife a good idea for them or for you?
If you want to keep a variety of species visiting your feeders, then you’ll want to offer a variety of food. Check out Blue Seal’s selection of seeds specially formulated to entice a wide variety of birds.
I have been flooded with calls asking about this year’s bird population (or lack of), so I want to share why their numbers are down and when we can expect to see a rise in the population.
Whether you let your dog out by the woods, go hiking or hunting with dogs, or live by a hunting area, autumn is a great time to remember these dog-friendly safety tips.
Unlike us, chickens don’t need sweaters to stay warm in the winter (but wouldn’t that be cute)? Lisa Steele shares important tips to keep your flock happy and healthy in cold temperatures.
What can you do to help your flock through molting season? Lisa Steele talks about how quality nutrition can make all the difference for your girls!
Did you know chicks, pullets and layers all require different feed? Find out what Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily gives her girls to keep them healthy and productive at every stage.
Fall is the ideal time to take an active interest in bird feeding.
Do you need some backyard squirrel feeding tips? Well, we’ve got you covered. Squirrel watching can be a VERY relaxing experience, with benefits for both the mind and body. However, if we’re going to be able to watch the little guys, we need a way to attract them to our backyard.
Want to attract more birds into your yard? Need something to keep the kids busy? Have too many pine cones laying about? We have a fun, inexpensive fall craft project that might be perfect for you.
Your horse inspires you to be your best, to go the extra mile. So why not treat him to a horse feed that was designed to inspire him to achieve his best.
Fall is a beautiful season and taking the time now to get ready for winter may help you avoid last minute cleanup and costly repairs.
Here are a few things you can do to reduce the chances of diseases in the garden, enhance the soil and get a jump on a green lawn for next year.
Planting flower bulbs and garlic is fast and easy.
There’s still time to seed seasonal crops that actually taste better once cool weather arrives. Gardening advice from our friends at UNH.
With the help of Mrs. Wages you and your family can enjoy the wholesome goodness of homemade pickles in no time.
Many people stop thinking about their lawns aside from raking leaves at this point in the year. Unfortunately, if you ignore your lawn once the cooler weather hits, you may just be creating more work for yourself in the spring and summertime. There are a few steps that you can take as a homeowner every autumn to improve and maintain the appearance of your lawn once spring hits and your lawn thaws.
Feed and seed your lawn now, when the air is cooler but the soil is still warm and it’ll come back healthier and greener next spring.
Safety advice for practical canning from our friends at Mrs. Wages.
All of your hard work and dedication is paying off as your summer garden is brimming with a bountiful harvest and you are busy canning, freezing and storing fruits and veggies for use during the colder months.
With a bit of preparation this Fall, you can get on the right path for a successful growing season next year.
Contrary to popular opinion, fall is the best time of the year for lawn care.
With the help of Mrs. Wages you and your family can enjoy the wholesome goodness of homemade pickles, salsa and canned vegetables in no time.
By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador The excitement around backyard chicken keeping doesn’t appear to be abating any time soon. Certainly not if you take a look at the vast number of “chicken centric” blogs, social media accounts and the like. Consider the million followers of Fresh Eggs Daily each month on Facebook, Instagram, …
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By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Backyard chickens are kept for eggs, meat or sometimes both. They are also kept for entertainment, stress relief, to help in the garden and for tick and mosquito control. But let’s focus on the main reasons why most families decide to keep a flock of chickens. Egg Layers …
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With the help of Mrs. Wages you and your family can enjoy the wholesome goodness of homemade pickles, salsa & canned vegetables in no time.
Tips for preventing late blight from infecting your plants.
By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Baby chicks are much like our own babies. They don’t really stick to a regular schedule and instead eat when they’re hungry, sleep when they’re tired and play and poop in between. Feed and clean water should be available 24/7 for chicks until they are about eight weeks …
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By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Chickens do far better in cold temperatures than in the heat, and once the mercury rises much past 75ºF, they’ll start feeling the effects, especially if the air is humid. Understanding your chickens’ needs is important in warmer months. Heat exhaustion is a very real thing and can …
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Chicks purchased from a reputable feed store or hatchery likely won’t face major health issues, but there are still some things that can go wrong. It’s always good to at least be aware of these common chick health concerns.
Chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. No design is perfect, but all good chicken coops do share some common characteristics. You can buy a prebuilt coop or a coop kit that you put together yourself. You can also build from scratch, or you can even convert a garden shed or other outbuilding into a perfectly serviceable coop.
By Lisa Steele, Blue Seal Brand Ambassador Each spring, our thoughts turn to baby chicks. Whether we are expanding our existing flock or just starting out with chickens for the first time, getting a few chicks is the best way to add flock members. On the other hand, adding pullets or grown hens can bring …
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As the leaves start to fall from the trees, so do the feathers from your chickens. The cold weather triggers the chickens “molt” where they shed their old feathers and gain new, glossy feathers.
Most of the grasses commonly used in New Hampshire lawns are cool season grasses. This includes; Bluegrass, Fescue and Rye grass, all are sod forming turf grasses; they grow best when the soil temperature is around 60 degrees and at least 1 inch of water is applied each week.
So, our short New Hampshire growing season is in full swing. You spent the end of May preparing, selecting and planting the vegetables and herbs that you and your family love. While you wait for the plants to grow, mature and produce there are a few things you should know in order to prevent the loss of your crops to insects and disease.
Summer is here, which means many sea-faring folks will begin taking their dogs out on the open ocean!
Safe ‘N Simple® 9-0-0 provides weed control and an excellent source of slow-release nitrogen in an easy to spread crumble form.
Whether you want a small flock of chickens to produce fresh eggs or supply your family with meat, there are a few things you’ll need to know. This post is meant to provide the basics to get through the first three to four weeks of raising chickens and avoiding beginner’s mistakes.
When you grow your own seedlings, your transplants can be ready for the garden as soon as the danger of spring frost has passed, giving you a head start on Maine’s short gardening season.
Raising poultry at home is a rewarding activity the entire family can enjoy.
Check out these great ideas for crafting your own chicken coops.
Your pets trust you to take care of them and in return they give you unconditional love.
Hydration is your body’s ability to manage this loss and return to its prime working condition.
When planning to germinate your own seeds, three major factors should be considered first and foremost: soil moisture, temperature, and light.
An orderly, clutter-free barn is aesthetically pleasing, saves time during daily chores and is a healthy place for the horses that live there.
A new federal requirement called the “Veterinary Feed Directive” or VFD. Will require that specific animal drugs that are intended to be “used in or on animal feed” will “require the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.”
Practical advice for encouraging beneficial arthropods from our friends at UNH.
Practical advice for growing blueberries at home from our friends at UNH.
Keep your food, your friends and your family safe with these tips from our friends at UNH.
Our friends at UNH offer a guide to your summer pruning.
Want to recycle worn out home goods our create your own tools? Check out these tips and tricks from our friends at UNH.
Blue Seal is now carrying products by The Naked Bee, read all about what makes them unique.
Sap starts to flow between February & March. So have your supplies ready to start collecting sap today.
A growing puppy needs much more than a dish and a doghouse to thrive.
Dogs generally find frozen treats irresistible, but human ice cream contain ingredients like sugar or dairy that can be harmful to dogs.
Follow this checklist to keep your garden thriving.
Confidently remove ticks anywhere and from any location on both people or animals.
When enjoying outdoor activities, don’t forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors.
Some bunny out there wants to be a part of your family—but he has special requirements to stay happy and healthy. Here’s what to do.
Start now to have your seedlings ready for spring!
Control of Japanese beetles requires an understanding of their life cycle and a two-pronged attack – one strategy for the grubs, and one for the beetles.
With the help of Mrs. Wages you and your family can enjoy the wholesome goodness of homemade fruits and jellies in no time.
Getting the better of weeds means denying them the things they need and hitting them with the correct weed killer.
There are a number of different types of ticks found in the USA. Blue Seal carries the most efficient tools you’ll need to confidently remove ticks anywhere and from any location from both people and animals.
If you’re considering raising pigs, there are a couple of things you may want to first consider.
What is a food allergy? What are the signs? Our Specialty Nutritionist walks you through how to spot the symptoms, signs and what you can do for your dog.
Blue Seal and Bonide© products make caring for a winning orchard easy.
Proper preparation will improve your vegetable yield and the health of your garden over the years.
If you’re prepared, tending young chicks isn’t difficult and need not be lavish.
Want to grow your own saplings? You’ll need to start now to have your seedlings ready for spring!
Blue Seal is ready to help with a few tips and supplies to relieve the pressures of lambing.
There are a wide range of benefits that can come from feeding your pets quality pet food at each and every meal. Whether these foods are organic, grain free, raw or holistic, they not only benefit the pet, but also the owner. You will realize that it is advantageous to buy quality pet food when compared to the rest of the food in the market.
Alabama State Fair – Montgomery, AL
National Peanut Festival – Dothan, AL
Alabama State Market Hog Show – Montgomery, AL
Alabama National Fair – Montgomery, AL
National Western Stock Show – Denver, CO
Delaware State Fair – Harrington, DE
Florida State Fair – Tampa, FL
Georgia National Fair – Perry, GA
Georgia National Livestock Show & Rodeo – Perry, GA
NJSA SE Regional – Perry, GA
Georgia State Fair – Macon, GA
All Iowa Showdown – Osceola, IA
Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
NJSA & Team Purebred World Pork Expo – Des Moines, IA
Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
Team Purebred Summer Jr. National – Springfield, IL
Indiana State Fair – Indianapolis, IN
Kansas State Fair – Hutchinson, KS
Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, KY
NJSA National Jr. Summer Spectacular
NJSA & Team Purebred North American Int. Livestock Exposition – Louisville, KY
Eastern States Exposition – W Springfield, MA
Maryland State Fair – Timonium, MD
Team Purebred Eastern Regional – Timonium, MD
Michigan Livestock Expo – East Lansing, MI
UP State Fair – Escanaba, MI
Fifth Third MI State Fair (sheep and goats) – Novi, MI
NJSA & Team Purebred Jr. Barrow Classic – Austin, MN
Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, MN
American Royal Livestock Show – Kansas City, MO
Missouri Cattleman’s Association Jr. Cattlemen Show – Sedalia, MO
Missouri State Fair – Sedalia, MO
Ozark Empire Fair – Springfield, MO
Team Purebred Mid-South Regional – Greenwood, MS
North Carolina State Fair – Raleigh, NC
North Dakota State Fair – Minot, ND
Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Exposition – Omaha, NE
Nebraska State Fair – Grand Island, NE
New Jersey State Fair – Augusta, NJ
NJSA Eastern Regional – Hamburg, NY
New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY
Ohio State Fair – Columbus, OH
Keystone Int. Livestock Exposition – Harrisburg, PA
Pennsylvania Farm Show – Harrisburg, PA
South Carolina State Fair – Columbia, SC
Central State Fair – Rapid City, SD
South Dakota State Fair – Huron, SD
Delta State Fair – Memphis, TN
Mid-South Fair – Southaven, TN
Tennessee State Fair – Nashville, TN
State Fair of Virginia – Doswell, VA
World Beef Expo – Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin State Fair – West Ellis, WI
State Fair of West Virginia – Lewisburg, WV
National Jr American Salers Show
National Jr Angus Show
National Jr Charolais Show
National Jr Chianina Show
National Jr Gelbvieh Show
National Jr Hereford Show
National Jr Limousin Show
National Jr Maine-Anjou Show
National Jr Shorthorn Show
National Jr Simmental Show
Animal was selected as the overall Grand Champion of the Show and competed against all breed winners to receive this honor.
Animal was selected as the overall Reserve Grand Champion of the Show and competed against all breeds to receive this honor.
Animal was selected as the Breed/Division Grand Champion of the particular breed they were exhibiting in. NOTE: This is the highest honor at various shows when an overall Grand Champion is not selected.
Animal was selected as the Breed/Division Reserve Grand Champion of the particular breed they were exhibiting in. Only awarded for select state and national shows. NOTE: This is the second highest honor at various shows when an overall Reserve Grand Champion is not selected.
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