Archive for April, 2017

Case Knives Make Great Gift Ideas

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Just in Time for GraduatiCase Kniveson!

Case knives are an excellent graduation gift and Argyle Feed and Hardware Store has a great selection of assorted knives for you to choose from. What a great gift to give your graduate this June. 

These quality case knives are a great handy tool to have while camping, hunting, or fishing. There are many other uses for knives like opening packages, cutting rope, opening a can, or even tighten screws. Whatever the job, these knives are a great tool to have on hand. With an array of designs and colors for you to choose from. 

 

Case Knives

 

Quad Dog Dewormer

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Quad dog dewormer is now available at Argyle Feed and Hardware. Dog dewormerQuad Dog Dewormers are essential in keeping your dog’s from parasites. 

Quad Dog Dewormer Removes:

  • Tapeworms
  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Whipworms

With just one dose, Quad Dewormer’s chewable oral tablets is one of the easiest dewormer on the market. It can be given in small amounts in your dog’s food or given in your dog’s mouth directly. Below is the recommended dosage for each dog weights. 

Dosage:
For puppies and small dogs (2 to 25 lbs)
Body weight 2 to 4 lbs = 0.5 tablet
Body weight 5 to 7 lbs = 1 tablet
Body weight 8 to 12 lbs = 1.5 tablets
Body weight 13 to 18 lbs = 2 tablets
Body weight 19 to 25 lbs = 2.5 tablets

For medium dogs (26 to 60 lbs)
Body weight 26 to 30 lbs = 1 tablet
Body weight 31 to 44 lbs = 1.5 tablets
Body weight 45 to 60 lbs = 2 tablets

For large dogs (45 lbs. and greater)
Body weight 45 to 60 lbs = 1 tablet
Body weight 61 to 90 lbs = 1.5 tablets
Body weight 91 to 120 lbs = 2 tablets

Please consult your veterinarian before giving your pet a dewormer. It could have some serious side effects for sick dogs or small puppies. 

Build your flock with 3 Dollar Baby Chicks

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Build your flock with Argyle Feed’s special on 3 dollar baby chicks. With each purchase you will receive a FREE 5lb bag of Purina Start & Grow with purchase. Limit 1 per day while supplies last. Hurry stop by the store and get your $3 baby chick today. 

Available baby chicks:

  • Salmon Faverolles
  • Welsummer
  • White Leghorn
  • White Rocks
  • Larkenvelder 
  • Gold Laced Wyandotte
  • Black Minorcas
  • Delawares

Here are some benefits in having your own chicken flock:

  • Landscape your yard 
  • Provide rich compost 
  • Insect control 
  • Dispose of your kitchen scraps
  • Fresh eggs 

Buy 3 Dollar Baby Chicks and Get 5lb Bag of Purina Start & Grow

3 Dollar Baby Chicks

Build your flock with 2 Dollar Ducks

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Build your flock with Argyle Feed’s special on 2 dollar ducks. With each purchase you will receive a FREE 5lb bag of Purina Flock Raiser. Hurry stop by the store and get your $2 duck today. While supplies last.

Available ducks:

  • Cayugas 
  • Black & White Magpies
  • Rouen 

If you are still considering about why you should add more ducks to your flock. Here are some great reasons. 

  • Great for bug control 
  • Will protect you by making noise 
  • Duck eggs are much more flavorful and preferred by many
  • Gives variety to your chicken flock

Buy 2 Dollar Ducks and Get 5lb Bag of Flock Raiser

2 dollar ducks

Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Argyle Feed and Hardware is your go to source for Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds. We carry many types of feeds for all sorts of exotic animals. MAZURI Exotic Animal Nutrition is a world renowned exotic feeds manufacturing company in Richmond, IN. Their dedication to producing high nutritional feed products for all exotic animals has made them number one in the industry. Zoo keepers, veteranians, exotic pet owners, and breeders alike, trust the Mazuri difference. Zoo keepers like the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY feed their zoo animals like April the giraffe with Mazuri feed. 

If you didn’t know, April the giraffe just had a baby male calf. This is a critical time for April and her calf to get the best nutritional feed on the market. The staff at Animal Adventure Park make sure they both get Mazuri feed.April and Baby Get Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds

Backed by extensive research, Mazuri feed products are hormone and drug free. It’s FSSC 22000-certified which is the highest standard certification you can achieve. Owned by owned by PMI Nutrition, a subsidiary of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC, these high standards and testing must be adhered to. 

Check out our exotic animal section at the store. Right now we are carrying llamas, mini pig, ferrets, tortoise, rabbit, koi, and chinchilla Mazuri feeds. 

Trust the Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds Promise

Chinchilla | Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds
Mini Pigs | Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds

Mazuri Exotic Animal Feeds

 

Splash Dogs Presents Dock Jumping

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Get ready for some splashing good times and dock jumping fun. On Saturday, June 10th and Sunday June 11th Argyle Feed and Hardware will be hosting a dog splashing fun dock jumping event sponsored by Canidae. Presented by Splash Dogs,  this event will sure bring joy and excitement to your family pet.  

Dock Jumping | Argyle Feed and Hardware

Register For Dock Dog Jumping Today!

As a dog enthusiast, the Splash Dogs company decided to create this event and bring it to all dogs across the United States. We hope to see you and your dog at this fun family event. 

Dock Jumping Day Safety Tips

  • Introduce your dog to the exit ramp and get them familiar with the dock
  • Have some practice runs at the exit ramp and throw their toy into the water 
  • Help your dog out of the pool after a jump, you are a team
  • Don’t over jump your dog, like an athlete they need to be warmed up and also have rest time
  • Keep dogs leashed at no more than 4 feet, the day will have many dogs walking about the event
  • Never push or throw your dog into the water
  • Let them go potty before their jump, it’s probably a good idea that you go too
  • For your comfort don’t forget to bring chairs, sunscreen, hats, towels and drinking water and snacks for you and your dog
  • Always remember to encourage your dog’s excitement by letting them know they did a good job after each jump and a little treat is always a positive re-enforcement

Registration Information– Each jump will be $25 payable to Splash Dogs

June 9 

Practice Jumps from 3pm to 6pm at Argyle Feed Store

$30 per jump

June 10 

Registration starts at 9am

Competition times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

June 11

Registration starts at 9am

Competition times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm , and finals at 3pm

The following organizations and vendors will be at the event. Stop by their booth and learn more about their services to our community.

The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) will be conducting pet vaccinations at this event from 10am to 12pm. The mobile vet clinic offers low cost vaccinations for pet owners that typically can’t afford a regular vet office visit. Make sure to stop by their tent that day and check out their services. Click here for more information about TCAP.

Splash Dogs Dock Jumping Event | Argyle Feed and Hardware

Allie’s Haven Animal Rescue will be at Splash Dogs on Saturday June 10th. This nonprofit animal rescue out of Parker County Texas has a great story. The rescue was started by Robin Hamilton who had a special dog named Allie Mae. Robin and Allie Mae saved over 100 homeless, abused, and abandoned dogs during it’s first year of operation. With the help of volunteers, fosters, and donors this special rescue can continue “Giving deserving dogs a second chance.”

 

 

North Texas Vet Science 4-H Club will be selling bottled water for a donation at the event. The club is open to youth in Denton County, from grades K-12th grade, that are interested in Veterinary Science.  To learn more about the 4-H club go to their website at www.northtexasvetscience.com. 

Catering provided by: 

Lone Star Cooking

 

 

Lonestar Cooking will be selling brisket sandwiches, hot dogs, and more. 

 

 

Dog Food Vendors

  • Diamond Blue Buffalo
  • Earthborn
  • Canidae
  • Tuckers Brand
  • OC Raw Dog Food

Dogtopia of Highland Village will be at Argyle Feed and Hardware store during the Splash Dogs Dock Jumping event this Saturday. They offer dog daycare, boarding and spa services. Come by the store and inquire about their services for your pet.

For more details about this event, fees, and instructions go to Splash Dogs site. Don’t wait and register today!

 

Make the Most of Mineral This Year

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Cattle nutrient requirements can vary by season and stage of production – and now is a great time to evaluate your cattle mineral program and map out a plan to maximize impact.

While minerals are a relatively small portion of the diet, they control many vital functions in cattle and impact everything from cattle reproductive and nervous systems, to feed efficiency and overall herd health. That’s why it’s so important to make sure the mineral needs of your cattle are being met year-round.

Producers should consider these three steps to develop a solid mineral strategy:Cattle Minerals

1. Analyze annual cattle mineral needs
Mineral needs throughout the year can be impacted by a variety of factors, including cattle production stage and ration nutrient composition. Start your plan by considering how these factors change in your herd during the year.

Production stages such as gestation, calving, weaning and breeding are especially important. During gestation and calving it’s critical to have a good mineral to get cattle through that stress period. Cows that are mineral deficient can create a calf that is deficient at birth, which can result in ‘weak calf syndrome,’ loss of vigor or scours.

At weaning, calves need an onboard reserve of minerals in their system as stress is often elevated and feed consumption may decrease temporarily. Bulls have special needs during breeding season – zinc, manganese and Vitamin E help to ensure sperm quality and vitality. 

Producers should also consider the overall nutrient composition and seasonality of their feedstuffs. For instance, areas with high growth, cool season grasses commonly have a need for higher magnesium in the spring to prevent milk fever or grass tetany.

2. Choose an optimal mineral source
Don’t let the mineral label completely drive your decision making. More is not necessarily better, and it’s important to identify the source of the mineral, not just the concentration.

Producers should work with a nutrition consultant or Extension personnel to identify the levels of macro and micro nutrients needed in their herd and compare those nutrients to the amounts available in their rations or forage. Mineral product labels will list concentrations of each nutrient, so calculate anticipated intake and choose a mineral that sufficiently supplies lacking nutrients.

Not all sources of minerals are utilized equally. Oxides are virtually unavailable to the animal – forms like chlorides and sulfates are better, and organics or chelates are usually the best. Most oxide formulations are less expensive for manufacturers to include in a product, but they simply aren’t going to have the impact.

Finally, consider expected seasonality when choosing a mineral source. During snowy or rainy seasons, water-resistant and weatherized products can provide protection from mineral caking or from wind blowing it away. 

3. Make the most of mineral consumption
While planning and choosing a quality mineral source are key, it takes proper management to have an effective mineral program. 

First and foremost, producers should be tracking mineral consumption to make sure the cattle are getting the minerals that have been put out. To calculate consumption, producers should follow this simple formula: 

 
(Pounds of mineral distributed ÷ Number of cows) / Number of days mineral was available
Producers can encourage or discourage consumption by placing mineral feeders near or away from water sources, and in areas with ample room for access and rotation.

Cows can’t tell if they do or don’t need mineral, but they do seek out phosphorus and salt, which can offer management tactics. Salt can be used as a limiting factor, or if the cows are salt deficient, as a driver of intake. Overconsumption of mineral should be regulated. Although it is likely not dangerous, it can be costly.

A well-planned mineral program means considering a variety of factors from cattle needs and nutrients, to mineral sources and management strategies — that planning can pay off in the long-run. 

You might not see changes overnight, but the return on this investment can be long-term. More cows bred back, less calf health challenges and any number of factors could result from a well thought out mineral strategy. Planning a strategy now can pay-off later on.

Choosing a mineral can be challenging. Learn tips to help you select a mineral.

Fishing Supplies and Live Bait

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Did you know that Argyle Feed & Hardware is your local fishing hole…..for fishing supplies and live bait?  If you’re ready to go fishing, come see our selection of fishing supplies you need for your next big fishing trip.  Choose from fishing rods, lines, tackle bags and storage, and fishing reels. 

Check your fishing gear and make sure your fishing rods, lines and reels are ready for this season’s big catch. Be prepared and stop by Argyle Feed and Hardware to stock up and replenish your tackle box. 

Don’t forget the bait! We offer live bait such as worms & minnows, frozen bait (shrimp & shad) and lures. 

 

Get Your Spring Turkey Season Supplies

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

It’s spring turkey season and Argyle Feed & Hardware has all your Turkey Season Supplies. Spring Turkey season runs from April 1 to May 14 in the north zone. According to biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas Rio Grande wild turkey numbers have boomed over the past few years thanks to timely rainfall and relatively cool summer conditions that have set the stage for optimum reproduction and recruitment. As a result, turkeys are making a comeback in many areas where they had been lost due to extended periods of drought and that’s good news for turkey hunters hoping to bag a bird this spring.

Before you head out stop by Argyle Feed & Hardware for your hunting supplies including turkey decoys, turkey calls, shotgun shells, and more. There are many types of turkey hunters according to Field and Stream, but no matter what type of turkey hunter you are, a camper, a caller, or a crawler, Argyle Feed & Hardwar has the supplies you need. 

Don’t let this turkey season pass you by, get your turkey supplies today! 

Turkey Season Supplies

  • Turkey Decoys
  • Decoy Backpacks
  • Turkey Calls
  • Turkey Loads 
  • Shotgun Shells