Fencing & Pasture

Some farms are more susceptible to muddy conditions than others. Mud is a result of prolonged wet soil conditions, which is often dependent on soil type and topography. After a rainstorm or spring snowmelt, clay soils drain more slowly than sandy soils and are therefore more prone to muddy conditions. In addition, muddy conditions are more likely to occur in areas of low elevation because runoff water tends to accumulate in these areas.

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The humble fence post is the foundation of our fencing project, and one of the most important commodities in our equine and farming society. It is the mainstay required to produce and maintain healthy pastures, protect our livestock and food sources from predators, determine our boundaries, and add value to our real estate. Because fence posts are so important, we must chose the right posts for the job, and install them correctly. A good rule of thumb is to never go too small for the job at hand, always go larger. The slight increase in cost will save money in the long run, and the end result will be...

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Watching horses wade into a lush spring pasture is a satisfying sight after a long Canadian winter. Some simple management tips will ensure your horses can enjoy that lovely grass well into the next few months, weather permitting. Allowing your horses to overgraze one piece of land will create problems for both the animal and the pasture. Too much grass too soon can cause founder, and once the grass is gone, horses will often resort to eating weeds, some of which are toxic. As for the land itself, once the roots are exposed and trampled, the grass will not return and you will be left with a dry, weedy wasteland.

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When planning to renovate a horse pasture, the first thing you should do is walk the pasture and determine what plant species currently exist and make an assessment of the overall condition of the pasture. If the pasture consists primarily of grass and\or legume species, but is being considered for renovation due to low productivity, changes in pasture management may be more effective, and more economical, than a complete renovation.

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This has been our motto at Matrix Therapy Products for the past 20 years as we’ve researched, developed, tested, and shared therapy tools and how to use them to help horses. All the devices and products we offer are beneficial to the body, focusing on promoting natural healing and enhancing the health of the tissue. We have developed treatment protocols that address the whole horse as well as specific issues and ailments, with the principle of protecting the fascia while enhancing the healing process, with the end result being a sound and healthy horse.

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Operating a farm means stocking up on a lot of supplies that are used on a regular basis. Things like fencing, wire, panels, ramps, staples, posts, gates, and tractor attachments are all necessary budget items that form an endless shopping list. At Edge Wholesale Direct, they understand that if customers could purchase these items at wholesale prices it would be a huge advantage for their bottom line.

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Your parasite management program should give some attention to stomach bots and tapeworms. To control these parasites more effectively, it helps to understand their life cycles.

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