Ark Country Store Newsletter
April 2010

Have you signed up for our Horse Owner's Workshop?  It's not too late!   This year we have combined two events into a special evening. 

You'll hear from Purina Horse specialists, including Dr. Tina Anderson on back-to-basics training on how to use various tools to keep your horse on the right nutritional path.  New this year is our promotion, "Trade your Empty for a Full."
Read more below about this exciting event planned for our customers.

Joining our meeting is Andy Schneider, known as the Chicken Whisperer.  Andy hails from Georgia, has a radio show and is a Purina Poultry Ambassador.  He'll be on hand tomorrow evening to talk about raising chickens, and anything you ever wanted to know about chickens!  He has quite a following and has been touring the DFW area this week, we are excited to have him visit with us and our customers tomorrow evening! 

April is horse month at Ark Country Store.  Take a look below at our store specials for your horse. 

All creatures great and small, Ark Country Store cares for them all! 

Candice Jones
Store Manager
HOW logoHorse Owner Workshop
Mark your calendars!  Ark Country Store hosts our annual Horse Owner's Workshop (HOW)  meeting on April 8, 2010 at 6:30pm!

Learn about the new discoveries being made at the one-of-a-kind Purina Equine Research Farm in Gray Summit, MO, that will change the way you feed growing horses.

Get back-to-basics training on how to use various tools to keep your horse on the right nutritional path.

Discover how fat, fiber, sugar and starch are different and what combination works best for your horse.

Bring an empty bag of your current horse feed (non-Purina) and receive a FREE, like bag of Purina Horse Feed!  Limit one bag per household. 

Register for the HOW sweepstakes, win door prizes from industry partners, and save on Purina Horse Feed and other great products.

Register online or at the store for this FREE workshop!  Bring a friend and you BOTH receive a $10 off coupon! 

chicken whispererChicken Whisperer Visits Ark Country Store
Ark Country Store is pleased to announce 2010 Chick Days, providing poultry raising resources to Waxahachie and the surrounding communities. The popularity of raising poultry in both farms and urban backyards is sweeping the nation and providing chicken owners with healthier meat and eggs, homegrown food and fun pets.

As part of their Chick Days, Ark Country Store is hosting the Chicken Whisperer on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Andy Schneider, a.k.a. "The Chicken Whisperer" who is also a Purina Poultry Ambassador,  is the go-to guy across the country for anything chickens. Over the years he has helped a countless number of people start their very own backyard flocks.

Andy will be joining our lineup on Thursday, April 8, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Ark Country Store.  This event is free to the public.  Call the store to sign up or register free on our website

mulchMaster Gardener Tips

At long last, spring has arrived! (or has it?) As you look out upon your garden, does the nagging question of "where do I even begin" sound familiar? There is so much to do in every corner of the yard this month that it is difficult to know where to start.

In my opinion, the first and foremost thing to do is to stand back for a moment, and simply enjoy the beauty that Mother Nature has given us.... Listen to the birds as they sing you a spring melody... dream a little, and then put on the gardening gloves and head out to make your dream garden a reality!


New Store Items

sperryTexas Best Fertilizers: 24-6-12 high-nitrogen fertilizer for sandy soils and our 24-0-0 lawn and garden food for clay soils that test too high in phosphorus (middle number of the fertilizer analysis). Made to still more rigid specifications, these two granular fertilizers are the best of their kind anywhere in Texas.

Ark Country Store is also carrying a full line of soil mender products.  Stop in and see us! 
Ark Country Store Specials!
Going on now at Ark Country Store

April is Horse Owner's Month at Ark Country Store.  In support of our Horse Owner's Workshop, we are offering the following store specials:

  • Bring a friend to our Horse Owner's Workshop on Thursday, April 8, and both you and your friend will receive a coupon for $10 off a bag of Purina Horse Feed!  See coupon attached below. 

  • Bring an empty bag of your current horse feed (non-Purina) and Ark Country Store will replace it for free with a full bag of like Purina Horse Feed! What a deal!

  • Ivermectrim Paste 1.87% on sale, $3.95

  • Fly Spray for horses on sale, 25% off!

  • Leather cleaning products on sale, 25% off!

  • $4 off a 30lb bucket of Amplify!
Pond Workshop Scheduled

Join Bob Lusk, editor of Pond Boss magazine and learn about pond management, health, and growth.   May 6, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Ark Country Store. 

Register in the store or online at our website for this free workshop. 
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209 South Highway 77
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 972.937.8860
Fax: 972.9837.7303

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Ark Country Store Frequent Buyer Programs

Stop by Ark Country Store and sign up for our frequent buyer programs!  You'll walk away with a free bag of feed!

Attend our Horse Owners Workshop on Thursday, April 8 and bring an empty bag of your current horse feed (non-Purina) and  receive a FREE, like bag of Purina Horse Feed!

Limit one bag per household!

Upcoming Events

Chick Days
March 8 - April 3

 Lawn & Garden Show
March 27

Horse Owner Workshop
April 8

Pond Workshop & Fish Days

Anniversary Sale

Wildlife Seminar

Cattle Owners Workshop

Halloween Contest

Look for additional webinars and animal nutrition seminars throughout the year!
New Articles & Videos

Feeding a lactating mare

Feeding Suckling Foals

Learning to Groom Cattle

Egg laying concerns debunked

Ellis Country Show Update

Congrats to Midlothian FFA on their great showing at the Ellis Country Show.

Midlothian FFA won grand champion and reserve champion overall. Congratulations to Maci Keating for grand and Payton Soto for reserve. Ryan Rankin won senior showmanship and Katherine Yarbrough won Jr. Showmanship.

Ellis county broiler show results. Garrett McClure had 4th and Payton Hendrickson was 6th.

Market lamb results: Grand Champ. South Down was Eric Wood, and Reserve Champ was Michael Scott. Jr. Showmanship also went to Michael Scott. Reserve Champion Finewool Cross was Kari Kuykendall. Champion Finewool was Ashley McSpadden and Reserve Champ. was Aubrie Bailey.

Steer show results: Matt Mitchel won Jr. Showmanship, JD Pruitt had champion American steer. Champion Ellis county bred was Steven Massey.

Hog show results: champ York went to Garrett Fox, champ cross and reserve champion overall was Reagan Luedtke, reserve champ hamp went to Brady Luedtke.

Heifer show results: Ben Alexander won champion shorthorn heifer.

Expo Sale Numbers: Midlothian-69 animals Waxahachie - 34 Ellis County 4-H - 30 Ennis - 14 Italy - 13 Palmer - 10 Red Oak - 5 Maypearl - 3 Milford - 1 Ferris - 1 Midlothian FFA Avg. Steers - $4,029 Goats - $1,365 Lambs - $1,206 Pigs - $1,461

Have any more updates or want to share your news and pictures with us?  Send us an email!

Coupon $10
HOW postcard
Bring a friend to our Horse Owner's Workshop and both you and your friend will receive a coupon for $10 off Purina Horse Feed.  Good only on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Ark Country Store.  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Offer Expires: April 8, 2010