Ark Country Store Newsletter
February, 2011


Love is in the air and it's time to say Happy Valentine's Day.  Ark Country Store is a great place to get the women in your life the perfect Valentine's Day gift.  We've got you covered from jewelry to home and garden decor.  Shopping for the man in your life?  We have knives, hunting & fishing gear, clothes & jackets, and of course, many items for around the farm or ranch.  Be sure to check out our selection the next time you're in! 


Thank you to all of our loyal customers for participating in our online survey.  We  are reviewing the information.  We appreciate your opinions and are here to help you during your shopping trip in any way we can!


A big thanks goes out to all the ladies who came to Ladies Night Out and made the event a huge success!


We are excited to bring you a new monthly series of articles about fertilizer.  The quality of your land relates directly to the quality of your livestock.  Read the article below in the Nutrisphere-N section.


This month we've got some great resources for all you cattle owners!  Our Cattle Owner's Workshop is February 24th.  Click here to register for the workshop!  Plus, check out the article below for great tips and information.

We are proud to be your feed and farm supply store!   


Candice Jones

Store Manager
Cattle Owners Workshop 

Ark Country Store will host it's first Cattle Owner's Workshop of 2011 on February, 24th.  Come learn about Altosid, an awesome fly control mineral.  Click here for more information and to sign up to attend the meeting. 

Don't miss this awesome video:  "Controlling Flies on Your Cattle"


Topdress Wheat

nutrisphere logoNitrogen is both the most important nutrient in wheat production and the largest fertilizer cost, so high nitrogen use-efficiency is essential for improved yields and profitability. Although winter wheat takes up most nitrogen after late winter, about 35 percent to 40 percent is required before jointing, so it's important to ensure the crop has nitrogen at the right time.  Read more

Pet Dental Health Month  


February is Pet Dental Health Month.  Your pet's dental health is a key component it's overall health.  Check with your veterinarian for recommendations for your pet's dental health.

The American Dental Association recommends that people visit the dentist annually to prevent dental problems and even more serious medical problems. According to Dr. Johnathon Dodd, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M CVM, ... animals should get a yearly dental check up as well.  Read more on our website!

Candice's Corner
News from the Master Gardener

February is a great time to start preparing your garden for spring blooms and veggies.  The average last frost date in the Metroplex is around March 14th.  Plan around this date and your garden will produce beautiful blooms and veggies from the beginning of Spring!
  • Cover tender plants with landscape fabric in case of frost or freeze.
  • Sow cool-season vegetable seeds directly into well prepared garden rows. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale and potatoes should be planted 4 weeks before the last average frost date (around March 14th in the DFW Metroplex).
Read more gardening tips from the Ellis County Master Gardeners on our website.  Check back monthly for updates and new tips!

Great Backyard Bird Count 2011

Bird from GBBC 2010We all know cold weather up North brings the birds down to Texas, so get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)!  The GBBC is a project the entire family can work on. 

Check out the Who Are You? article in the "Articles and Videos" section below for awesome pointers on bird identification.

Ark Country Store has a wonderful selection of feeders and houses, and don't forget about bird seed!  Stop by and pick some up today!   

Articles & Videos 

Check out the latest in our library of articles and videos on our website.    


Taking The Bite Out of Horn Fly Losses With Mineral Additives

One of the things beef producers dread most about the coming warm weather is the advent of troublesome horn flies.


These insects are annoying, to be sure.  But, they are more than just pests, they are really "obligate parasites,"  who must stay with -and live off of- their host in order to survive.  They feed on cattle by cutting through the skin and sucking blood.  This is not only painful and distressing for the animal, but also has a direct impact on body condition, and consequently, on the producer's bottom line.  Read more


Winter Care For Horses 

Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands.  As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate horses, housing and feeding programs to insure that horses get through the cold weather in good shape.  Read more



Supplement Fish Feeding (video-click here)

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Sign up for this free program and start receiving your coupons in 2011! 


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