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March / April Newsletter

Brian Higby - Thursday, March 26, 2020

 

Corona Virus Update

 

At Higby’s everything we do is for the health, safety and happiness of animals and those who love them. We continue to monitor, plan and respond to developments and recommendations from health and government officials. Here are just some of the actions we’re taking to keep our teammates, customers and communities safe and our doors open to provide essential products and services to our customers. Our hours will remain the same. We have hand sanitizers at the counter as well as a “sanitizing station” out front. We are regularly wiping down carts, counters and door handles. In addition we have implemented a “Parking Lot Pick Up” option for those who do not wish to come in the store:

 

1. Call the store to place your order: (707) 678-9007

2. Pay with card over the phone.

3. Call us when you arrive and we will deliver your order to your car.

 

We are grateful for you, our loyal customers and we are happy to serve you!

 

 

Employee Profile Mari has been with Higby’s for the last 8 years and is our customer service and research extraordinaire. She always has a smile to offer and loves interacting and helping our customers find the best products and solutions for their animals. To that end, she spends time researching, learning and collaborating about all kinds of different products to bring in to serve our equine, companion animal and livestock community. Mari is also responsible for most of the cool raffle prizes that we give away on customer Appreciation Days, one of her favorite memories here at the store. When Mari isn’t at the feed store she can be found at her barn with her Morgan mare Ember, Pony Tango and usually her twin sister Kimi. Outside of time with her horses she enjoys reading (especially about equine enrichment) hiking and spending time with family and friends.

 

 


 

On Saturday February 15th, a group of 30 customers and staff were taught how to professionally install woven wire fencing from Keith Taylor of Bekaert Wire. He explained about the benefits of using High Strength wire (superior strength, no need to annually re stretch and the speed and ease of installation) and about the different coatings that Bekaert adds to their wire (making it last 40 + years). Keith stressed the importance of building proper braces and how a properly installed brace will prolong the life of your fence. He handed out diagrams and installation instructions on building the correct bracing for the type and height of fence being built and he left me with copies that we are handing out to customers as they prepare to build their fence. You can also go to our website, higbyfeed.com, click on the heading “Blog” and click on the PDF link (see below) in March/April Newsletter, to see brace installation instructions. If you are reading this newsletter via email you can just click on the PDF link below.


 

 

Keith used Gripples to tie off the wire at the posts and to splice the wire together. Gripples installed extremely fast cutting the labor by at least a quarter of the time it would take to manually tie off and splice each wire.

 

Come in and check out the new fence and we can show you all we’ve learned!

 

 


 

Our electric fencing event originally scheduled for March 28, has been postponed. We will let you know when we have a new date set.

 

Thank you for your business.

 

Stay healthy friends!


 

 

March / April Sales

Brian Higby - Thursday, March 26, 2020

Great deals for the months of March and April. Check our Sales page for more details. We have sales on...

 

-Ulcerguard 0.22oz tube

-Chuck It Dog Toys

-Farnam Sandclear 3lbs and 10lbs

-Midwest Eco Spring Dog Beds

-RedDingo Identification Tags

-Kaytee Mealworms 17.6 oz.

-Diamond Naturals Dog Food (Beef&Rice, Chicken&Rice, Lamb&Rice) 40lb bags

-Horseware Ireland Winter Dog Coats

-End of Season Sale - Weaver and Horseware Ireland Products

 

Sales are valid through April 30th, 2020 while supplies last, unless otherwise noted. Hope to see you soon!

January / February Newsletter

Brian Higby - Thursday, January 09, 2020

 

We hope your holidays were great and wish you good health and prosperity in the new year!

 

We have lots of exciting events happening here at the store over the next couple of months . Be sure to mark these down on your calendar...

 

Junior Livestock Exhibitor Seminar

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm is our Junior Livestock Educational Seminar presented by the Show Feed Specialists at Farmers Warehouse Co. The seminar will feature hands on swine, sheep and cattle selection, nutrition, fitting, showmanship and project management. It will be a great opportunity to get all your questions answered and win free bags of feed, supplements and more! If you are planning on showing an animal this year for FFA or 4-H you won’t want to miss this.

 

Fencing Demonstration

 

On Saturday, February 15, 2020 we will have a “fencing event” put on by our friends at Bekaert Fencing. They will be demonstrating the installation of non-climb, field fence, smooth and barbed wire fencing. We will have more details (time etc.) as the events get closer. If you have some fencing projects in the near future you won’t want to miss this!

 

Chick Chat

 

In conjunction with “chick season, we will be hosting a “Chick Chat” on March 5, 2020 from 5:00pm—8:00pm. Twine Lockhart with Nutrena Feed will be here for a free interactive poultry seminar and to answer all you poultry questions.

 

 

Did you know....

 

January was named after the Roman god Janus. Janus is also the Roman word for door. The god Janus had two faces which allowed him to look forwards into the coming year and backwards into the past year.

 

The original Roman calendar only had 10 months with the start of the new year beginning in March. January and February were added later.

 

February was added to the Roman calendar in 713 BC. The length of the month changed over time and, at one time, it had as few as 23 days. When Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar, the month was assigned 28 days during normal years and 29 days during leap years which occurred every four years.

 

Thank you for your business!

 


 

January / February Sales

Brian Higby - Thursday, January 09, 2020

Great deals for the months of January and February. Check our Sales page for more details. We have sales on...

 

     -Co Flex 4" bandage

     -Forco original granular and pelleted

     -Miller Muck Bucket 70 Qt.

     -Redmond Rock Natural Equine Mineral 7-10lb Rock

     -Kaytee Mealworms 17.6 oz.

     -NutriSource Jerkey Dog Treats

     -Diamond Care Cat Food 6lb & 15lb

     -Pinnacle Brothibbles Dog Food 4lb & 24lb

     -Chuck It Dog Toys

     -Bovalyx 28% Protein Tub 200lb

     -Layer Crumbles & Layer Pellets 16% Protein 50lb

 

Sales are valid through February 28th, 2020 while supplies last, unless otherwise noted. Hope to see you soon!

September / October Sales

Brian Higby - Thursday, September 12, 2019

 

Great deals for the months of September and October. Check our Sales page for more details. We have sales on...

 

     -Pyranha Wipe N' Spray 32oz

 

     -UlcerGard .22oz

 

     -Zimectrin & Zimectrin Gold .26oz

 

     -Jolly Stall Snack, Refills, & Jolly Ball 10"

 

     -Natural Balance Fat Dogs & Lamb Meal & Brown Rice 28lb

 

     -CannaLove Dog Shampoo 16oz

 

     -CannaLove Dog Supplement & Treats 6.4-8oz

   

     -Natures Miracle 1 gallon

 

     -Kaytee Mealworms 32oz

 

     -Nutrena SafeChoice Original Horse Feed

 

Sales are valid through October 31st, 2019 while supplies last, unless otherwise noted. Hope to see you soon!

 

September / October News

Brian Higby - Thursday, September 12, 2019

 

Customer appreciation day is right around the corner!

 

We hope you can be here to help us celebrate all of our great customers! We will have vendor booths with samples/freebies, raffle prizes/drawings and of course breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day. In years past we have always paid the sales tax on customer appreciation day so that you saved on every purchase. It has proved be somewhat of an accounting nightmare so this year we have decided to put every item on sale! Everyone will save 8% off on everything they purchase! This works out better accounting wise for us and saves you even more!

 

Gary and Mari have been hard at work at lining up vendors to be on hand to answer questions and hand out coupons etc. Below is a picture of just some of the cool raffle prizes they have secured, including an electric smoker! You can start entering your name in the raffle drawings now! Every purchase qualifies for one ticket per day. The drawings will be at the end of the customer appreciation day.

 


 

 

 

Time to start thinking about putting hay away. How much do you need? Try this...

 

Hay Calculator: Use this as guideline to make sure you have enough hay for your hay season:

 

 

 


 

Did you know...

 

• The Anglo-Saxons also called September Gers Monath meaning barley month. This is because they would harvest their barley crops during this month.
• September is often associated with fire because it was the month of the Roman god Vulcan. Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and the forge.
• The leaves of trees often begin to change their colors during the month of October.
• The World Series for Major League Baseball generally takes place during October.

 

Thank you for your business!

 

July / August Sales

Brian Higby - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Great deals for the months of July and August. Check our Sales page for more details. We have sales on...

 

-Absorbine Showsheen 32oz and Gallon

-Farnam Apple Elite Electrolyte 5lbs

-Penny's Pride Block Party 15lbs

-Repel-X Fly Spray 32oz.

-Chicken Soup for the Soul Dry and Canned Dog and Cat Food

-Oxbow Timothy Hay 90oz bag

-Vittle Vaults

-The Poultry Store Supplements

-Farmers Layer Pellet, Layer Crumble, Scratch

-LMF Senior

 

Sales are valid through August 31st, 2019 while supplies last, unless otherwise noted. Hope to see you soon!

July / August Newsletter

Brian Higby - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 


Update on hay:

 
     Our new alfalfa has arrived and is very nice. We also have new mountain grass. It looks great and from what we hear it is feeding very well too! Our 3-way mix continues to feed well and we expect to have enough for the foreseeable future. We expect new orchard alfalfa by the end of the month. Unfortunately, all of our rye was rained on in the field. We have been looking for more and have potentially secured a few loads. If you are interested in Rye please let me know and I can give you a call when we get it.

 

Other happenings:


     We are excited to announce that Higby's is one of the debut stores on a new App called Nytch. Nytch is a new way to shop our store and any local participating retailer, combining the great service of our staff with the convenience of shopping online. Instead of having to search throughout the internet, make calls, send emails, and schedule in-store visits, now you can simply create "requests" for what you need. That request is matched to local businesses who will respond with thoughtful recommendations of their goods and services to address your needs-- competing for your business and providing guidance along the way. You can even ask to hold the recommended products in store to make sure it fits your needs exactly before you buy it. Nytch connects you to locally owned and operated businesses that sell everything from custom floral arrangements to hardware for your next DIY project to pet supplies. Nytch was founded locally, in Woodland by a team of developers that support local business and recognize the value they bring to their communities. Get the App and give it a try!

 

Did you know…

 
 -July is the warmest month in the northern hemisphere on average
 -July is often called the dog days of summer because of the long hot days.
 -August is related to the word "auger", a hole digging tool, because farmers dug for next season at this time every year.
 -August in the northern hemisphere is similar to February in the southern hemisphere.

 

Thank you for your business!

 

 

 

May / June Newsletter

Brian Higby - Monday, May 20, 2019

The 411..

 

     The rain has finally stopped, thank goodness! I know we needed it but man was it wet and miserable around here for a few months. On top of that there was a brief shortage of shavings state wide. On top of the increased demand the manufacturers were not able to extract the raw materials out of the hills because of the weather. With the change in the weather production is back to normal and we are well stocked.

 

     With the nice weather comes the honey do lists and projects. If your list is short and you’re looking for something to add, you want to re-purpose an old trough or need an excuse to buy a new one, we’ve got you covered! With a little inspiration from our friends at Dawson’s Bar and Grill and some help from our friends at Dixon Ace Hardware we made this cool planter box. It can be home to all kinds of flowers, vines or even vegetables. Speaking of vegetables, its time to start getting those planted! Troughs make a great raised bed for them. In other news, we just received a load of new oat hay and by the middle of May we should have new rye, and new 3-way mix (oat, wheat, beardless barley). The new hay I have seen looks beautiful.

 

     It is almost Mayfair time again! We would like to thank all our loyal customers who have trusted us when it comes to feeding and caring for their animals. And wish all the exhibitors the best of luck on show day. FFA and 4-H teach our youth life skills in areas like science, health agriculture and civic engagement. It helps them to grow confidence, independence, resilience and compassion. It teaches good sportsmanship, strong worth ethics and community services. The hands-on approach these programs provide gives young people guidance and tools and empowers them to be true leaders in our community! Please consider supporting them with their projects in the future at the Jr. Livestock Auction by purchasing their animal or making a donation toward the purchase of their animal. Also consider donating to Bids for Kids, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting the FFA, 4-H and Independent Livestock Exhibitors. Bids for Kids is run by volunteers and raises money to buy animals at the Dixon May Fair Livestock Auction as well as the Solano County Jr. Livestock Auction.

 

Did you know?

 

-May was named for Maia the Greek-goddess of fertility. The rodents around here have taken this very seriously!

-May’s birthstone is an Emerald which is emblematic of love and success.

-May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There was even a poem written that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day” Our verdict is still out on this...Scott will have been married for 22 years this month...stay tuned!

-On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was officially opened.

-June 19, 1845, the very first baseball game was played.

-In 2009, June was the 662 most popular girls name.

-June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

 

Thank you for your business!

 

May / June Sales

Brian Higby - Monday, May 20, 2019

Great deals for the months of May and June. Check our Sales page for more details. We have sales on...

 

-Absorbine Ultrashield EX Fly Spray 32oz and Gallon

-Country Vet Mosquito & Fly Spray kit and refill

-Farnam Supermask II Horse Size Only

-Select Senior Horse Feeds : TDI Sr & Equi-Pell Sr

-Nutrisource Select Varieties

-VIP Dog Toys

-Bulk Biscuits

-Kaytee Meal Worms

-May : Mallard Creek Select Products

-June : Powder River 

 

Sales are valid through June 30th, 2019 while supplies last, unless otherwise noted. Hope to see you soon!


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