Category Archives: Around The Farm

horses and snakes

Horses and Snakes, 5 Things You Should Know

Has your horse ever encountered a snake? Even though horses greatly outweigh those sly creatures, you should know which snakes pose a real threat, how your horse might react if he encounters one and what to do (and not do) if your horse gets bit! Here’s 5 things to understand about horses and snakes.   Whether you welcome those slithering serpents into your space or Read More →

egg laying hens

How To Care For Egg Laying Hens

As our daylight hours increase those of us who depend on our egg laying hens begin breathing a sigh of relief. More light in the day means more eggs to be laid! Whether you are a seasoned chicken flock manager or you’re just starting out with peppy pullets, you’ll want to be sure to provide the right elements at this time so your hens will Read More →

fencing.

Choose the Right Fence For Your Farm

Deciding on the most appropriate fence for your farm can be tricky and costly! If your goal is to contain your horses and other farm animals, special considerations must be taken into account to ensure their safety. Your land terrain and budget play a critical role in the decision as well. Do you opt for wood or panel fencing? Is standard field wire fencing the Read More →

Good quality horse hay is essential to your horse's diet!

Buy Right: Seven Signs of Good Quality Horse Hay

Ideally, mature horses should eat 1% of their weight in good quality horse hay every day – about 10 lb. Here’s what to look for when you’re sourcing this critical part of their ration! What makes a horse owner happier than starting winter with a barn full of hay? Getting the right hay is important, though: you want quality forage for your dollars spent and avoiding Read More →

Energize Pastures Now for Great Grazing!

How-To: Energize Pastures Now For Great Grazing!

Horses are designed to graze and good quality pasture boosts their health and nutrition. Here’s how to energize pastures on your farm with the right fertilizer and seed! Early Fall is prime time to overseed pastures. Warmer soil temperatures encourage germination and adequate moisture, less weed competition, and cool, desirable weather conditions give grass a good head start. Taking the time to energize pastures now pays off in Read More →

Millcreek Manure Spreaders

How-To: Pick the Right Size Millcreek Manure Spreader

You’re ready to clean stalls faster and more easily, along with adding nature’s best fertilizer to your fields or farm – so you’re ready for a Millcreek manure spreader! But what size machine is right for your operation? “What size spreader do I need?” is one of the most common questions we hear from customers. “I wish I’d bought a smaller spreader!” is something we never Read More →

Riding Arena Maintenance

Fundamentals of Riding Arena Maintenance – Groom It Right!

Your riding arena is a big investment, so keeping it safe and comfortable for your horses is an important part of your farm routine. Read on for practical advice on riding arena maintenance and how the Millcreek Arena Spin Groomer can help! A well-maintained riding arena allows your horse to perform at his peak. The best riding surfaces offer your horse just enough cushion, good traction Read More →

Composting Horse Manure

How-To: 10 Tips for Composting Horse Manure

You know horses generate a lot of the world’s best natural fertilizer – but you’d rather compost it before spreading it on pastures, crops or gardens. Here are some important tips for composting horse manure, aka “What To Do With the Poo!” The goal of composting horse manure is to break it down into material that’s more beneficial to soil and plants and eliminate less desirable elements. Proper Read More →

Victory Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship Wins Millcreek Spreaders Sweepstakes

Millcreek Spreaders Sweepstakes Winner!

Victory Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship – Gastonia, NC “Rosie” and the other horses at Victory Farm might spend their days helping special needs children and adults through equestrian therapy, but they produce plenty of manure, too! That’s why Dory Pell, Program Director, and her volunteers at this great organization were so grateful to win the 27+ Standard in the “Spring Fling” Millcreek Spreaders Sweepstakes. “THANK YOU, Read More →

Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist - Millcreek Spreaders

Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has finally sprung – and it’s time to clean up the farm and barn! Here’s a handy Horse Barn Spring Cleaning Checklist to help you get started: Thoroughly sweep out your hay storage area. Loose hay, dirt, dust and chaff need to go, along with older hay you shouldn’t feed. It will help with the barn’s air quality, too! Tackle the tack room: check Read More →

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