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Cow Tales from the Dairy Farm – Cool as a Cucumber

cows in pasture

Phew, is it hot outside!!!

Now that the rain has finally subsided for a few minutes here in the Northeast, it is time for the sun to shine on down.  We are starting to catch up with our 1st cutting hay (really late this year!!) and spraying the corn fields (now that we can get in them without sinking in a foot).  While all of this is going on, we also need to focus on keeping everyone cool since the temperature is starting to really kick into high gear.

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Get your Gifts for Mom!

Mother's Day

At FarmTek, we want to make sure the whole family is happy! That’s why we’ve put together a list of great Mother’s Day gift ideas so you can kill two birds with one stone – buy everything you need for the farm and get Mom’s gift at the same time! From hay racks to hose wagons, this list covers every need and every price range. If you don’t see something you like, or aren’t sure what to get this year, why not get your favorite lady a gift certificate so she can pick out exactly what she needs?

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Hydrate Your Plants: A Guide to Irrigation Systems

High Tunnel IrrigationSpring will officially be here tomorrow so it seems fitting to discuss ways to make your work on the farm a bit easier this year. Growing your own fruits and vegetables can be extremely rewarding. It may not break the bank, but it might just break your back! Installing an irrigation system in your garden, fields or greenhouse now will help you to sit back, relax and watch your crops grow! Irrigation can be an easy and effective way to water your crops with minimal labor. From small sprinkler systems to elaborate drip tape systems, there are many irrigation options available for hobby growers and commercial growers alike. The three main types of irrigation systems we recommend for your greenhouse and gardening needs are drip tape systems, dripper systems and sprinkler systems.

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New Products for Fall from FarmTek

Did you know that we update our catalog four times a year with new products? Our merchandising team works hard year round to find the best items to offer to our customers and the new additions to our Fall 2012 book are no exception. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be getting the newest catalog next week. (If you aren’t on our mailing list, sign up so you don’t miss out!)

Don’t want to wait another week to find out what’s new from FarmTek? Here’s a special preview just for our loyal blog readers.

For Your Livestock

Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed SystemWith the drought across the country, we know many farmers are struggling to provide feed for their livestock. It’s times likes these when technological advancements such as hydroponic fodder systems are the most significant. Our Fodder-Pro 2.0 Mini Feed System is now available. A “mini” version of the full system, it can produce up to 125 lbs. of fresh, nutrient-rich fodder each day in a system footprint of only 56” wide by 122” high by 120” long. Feeding fresh fodder to livestock offers a variety of health benefits, including improved milk production in dairy cattle, higher fleece appearance in fiber goats and alpacas, higher energy levels in horses and more.
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