Archive for July, 2017

2017-2018 Livestock Shows

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Livestock ShowsLivestock shows for the upcoming season are right around the corner!

Are you interested in attending livestock shows? Here are the dates and locations of several major 2017- 2018 Stock Shows happening throughout Texas. Go to the links for each Stock Show to learn more about event schedules, entry forms, ticket information and more:

State Fair of Texas (Dallas): September 29 – October 22, 2017

Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo (Waco): October 5 – October 14, 2017

Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth): January 12 – February 3, 2018

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo (San Angelo): February 2 – 18, 2018

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (San Antonio): February 8 – 25, 2018

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Houston): February 27 –  March 18, 2018

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo (Austin): March 10 – 24, 2018


These livestock shows are the perfect way to spend some time with the family! Save the date and make plans to come to one of these rodeos near you!

Customer of the Month: Vincent Flores

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Vincent Flores,  Argyle Feed and Hardware Store August customer of the month.

Vincent Flores has been a customer of Argyle Feed and Hardware Store for the past five years. He moved to the Argyle area five years ago to start his business called A All Animal Control.Vincent Flores  

Why does Flores shop at Argyle Feed Store? Flores loves the variety of products Argyle Feed offers, the convenient location, and the competitive pricing. He buys everything from horse and dog feed, hardware, fencing, gardening, to work materials.

Vincent value’s friendships and it’s important for him to feel a sense of community when he decides to do business with a store. For him, “it’s not herding cattle in and out here. I love the family atmosphere where the people really make you feel like you are part of their family.” 

The small town feel is a great draw for many customers, that along with the quality educational events is what keeps Vincent coming back to Argyle Feed Store. 

Thanks, Vincent! We appreciate your business. 

Facebook Live Dog Day Thursdays

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Argyle Feed and Hardware Store introduces our brand new Facebook Live Dog Day Thursdays show with our resident Purina Lifestyle Product Specialist, Kaylan Herbst and Bob Wucher, Purina Mills Sales Specialist.

Kaylan and Bob will host several informative sessions in August that discuss your dog’s overall health and diet.  Look for a review of pet food products as well as tips and ideas on how to maintain a healthy and active dog. Below is the schedule for the upcoming August Facebook Live shows.

Dog Day Thursdays Facebook Live Schedule

  • August 3: PMI Nutrition Exclusive Pet Food 
  • August 10: PMI Nutrition Infinia Pet Food
  • August 24: PMI Nutrition Red Flannel Dog Food

Topics and times are subject to change so check back here and on our Facebook page for updates. Don’t miss these brand new interactive shows where you can ask our resident pet food experts your questions. 

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Trade In, Trade Up Pet Food Promotion

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Pet Food Promotion

During the month of August, Argyle Feed and Hardware is having a Pet Food Promotion.

This Pet Food Promotion is For New Customers Only: Just bring in an empty bag of a competitors pet food (dog or cat food) and we’ll REPLACE it with a like size bag of PMI Exclusive, Red Flannel or Infinia pet food. That’s a FREE bag of pet food. One per customer per month. This pet food promotion is good August 1-31, 2017. 

Whether your pet is a companion or a performer, PMI Nutrition® is dedicated to building products that optimize their important purpose in life. The exceptional ingredients in Exclusive® Dog Food were chosen to give today’s dogs what they’ve always liked, and what they’ve always needed: real meat and real protein.

Make the switch today and take advantage of this great promotion. Once your dog tastes the PMI Nutrition Brand difference, there will be no going back. So stop by the store and get your FREE bag of pet food today!

Facebook Live Horse Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Facebook Live Horse Talk Tuesdays

Kaylan Herbst, Argyle Feeds LPS

Argyle Feed and Hardware Store kicks off Facebook Live Horse Talk Tuesdays with our resident Purina Lifestyle Product Specialist, Kaylan Herbst in August. 

Kaylan will host several informative Facebook Live sessions discussing your horse’s health and how to increase performance and overall productivity through diet. Below is the schedule of the Facebook Live Horse Talk Tuesdays, and the local horse barns where she’ll be broadcasting live from.

Horse Talk Tuesdays 1 PM CST Facebook Live Schedule

  • August 8: Gastric Health & Your Horse (Outlast, Ultium Gastric Care & Race Ready GT)
  • August 22: Senior Horse Feed (Equine Senior, Equine Senior Active & Impact Professional Senior)
  • August 29: Easykeeps (Impact Line, Enrich)
  • September 5: Purina Impact Professional Performance Feeds (Performance, Mare & Foal, Senior)

Victory Therapy Center, Fred Thomsson Reining Horses, Storybook Sporthorses, and Rose Gate Farms are some of the local barns where Kaylan will host the first Facebook Live Horse Talk Tuesdays broadcasts. If you are a local barn interested in an upcoming show and want to participate, contact Kaylan Herbst at [email protected] or (214) 934-8675 for more details. Topics and locations are subject to change so please be sure to check here and our Facebook page for updates. 

Want a reminder of this upcoming event? Signup below and we’ll send you an email reminder the day before the event. 

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Outlast Supplement pH Experiment

Friday, July 14th, 2017

See Purina® Outlast Supplement in action. Watch as Dr. Robert Jacobs, Purina PhD research equine nutritionist, demonstrates how a horse’s stomach would respond to a feeding of Outlast Supplement.

In this short experiment, Purina® Outlast Supplement raises the pH level of a simulated equine stomach environment from a harmful pH of 2 to a safe pH level of 6.3 in just two minutes, outperforming alfalfa and competitive products on the market. Ready to put Outlast Supplement to the test? Start your Feed Greatness™ Challenge at

Welcome to the Equine Research Unit here at Purina Animal Nutrition Center. My name is Dr. Robert Jacobs, a research equine nutritionist, and today, I’m here to demonstrate our new gastric support supplement, Outlast. 

Outlast is designed to provide gastric support and help comfort the horse’s stomach. The horse is an herbivore, designed to consume forages eighteen to twenty hours a day. Modern management practices, however, require that we feed our horses concentrate and meal feed them throughout the day. Outlast is designed to support the overall health of the gastric environment in the horse. 

So today what we’re going to do is we’re going to demonstrate how the horse’s stomach would respond to a feeding of Outlast. In this beaker here we have a constantly churning fluid at a pH right around 2, which is the constant pH of the horse’s stomach when they’re at a fasting state. Additionally, we’ve heated this environment to approximately 37 degrees Celsius, which would be the internal body temperature of the horse. 

So what we’re going to do is we’re going to take Outlast, our gastric support supplement and grind it up as you can see what we’ve done here to stimulate the chewing that the horse would do before this supplement would reach the gastric environment or into the stomach of the horse, and we’re going to put this into that gastric environment, and we’re going to show you exactly what happens to the pH. 

So what I want to do is focus on this pH meter. We put this gastric buffer into this gastric environment. So what we’ll do is we’ll simply put this in here. We’ll give it a little bit of a mix, again to help stimulate what would happen in the horse’s stomach, and we’ll set this timer here to about two minutes.

We’ve done a significant amount of lab work here at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, as well as at universities throughout the country to better understand how Outlast buffers the equine stomach. We’ve done in vitro trials similar to what you can see in this setup here as well as in vivo trials, in which we’ve fed this supplement to hundreds of horses and examined what happens with the pH of the gastric environment as well as what happens to the overall health of the horse’s stomach. 

So what we’re going to do is we’ll wait until this gets to its buffering capacity at about two minutes and we’ll take another pH reading to see exactly how this gastric support supplement works.

So you can see here, after two minutes we’re going to take another pH reading on our simulated gastric environment. So, we look here at this pH meter, and you can see after only two minutes, the pH has already risen to approximately 6.3. Well above the threshold of four which we generally consider a buffered stomach environment.

Now remember, a higher pH is indicative of a lower acidity in the stomach which is what we would want to see to provide the gastric comfort and the support that Outlast is designed to do.

Outlast gastric support supplement is different from some of the other products that are currently on the market, in that it acts quicker, in only two minutes you can see the pH rose substantially; it acts longer, as we saw in our in vivo as well as our in vitro trials; and has a significantly higher buffering capacity and buffering ability, as is demonstrated here in these test tubes. 

In these test tubes, you can see a representation of how much acid a single serving of any one of these supplements including Outlast is able to buffer in a simulated gastric environment. You can see here in these tubes that Outlast is able to buffer a significantly larger quantity of acid than even alfalfa or some of the other competitive products on the market as is demonstrated by these different colored tubes.