February 27, 2013 12:07:29 PM CST
Due to the snowstorm, our offices are closed today, Feb 27, 2013. All orders processed yesterday( Feb 26) and today (Feb 27) will be shipped no later than March 4. Thank you, Omega Fields Read More
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February 18, 2013 1:06:05 PM CST
Omega Fields® Launches National Television Spot on RFD-TV Newton, Wisconsin – On February 13, 2013, Omega Fields®, Inc. announced that it will air its first ever national TV commercial on RFD-TV through its partnership with Parelli Natural Horsemanship®www.parelli.com. On Parelli’s weekly RFD-TV show, Omega Fields will air a 30-second commercial featuring its award-winning stabilized flax-based horse supplement, Omega Horseshine®. This ad will air twice per week for the next 12 months during the Parelli program. Read More
February 5, 2013 12:49:53 PM CST
Omega Grande Receives Good HorseKeeping Product Approval We used Grande on our 24-year-old retired roping horse, which has severe arthritis and periodic cases of diarrhea. Previously he had been on a total senior product supplement, as well as a mobility supplement. After 30 days of being on Grande I was able to discontinue any additional supplements – except for a teaspoon of aspirin daily. Bay has had a great winter, so far. He has been alert, sound, and riding better then ever. I am a true believer in the power of Omegas in keeping these older horses healthy and sound. Like my show mare that I put on Horseshine after testing it last fall, Bay will be on Grande for the rest of his life! Read More
February 4, 2013 12:09:08 PM CST
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SMART HORSE SMARTER By: Walt Friedrich Feral horses are smart horses. Living in a vast geography, they know where all the water holes are, where to find the best grass, where the mountain lions hang out. Very smart, indeed – but it’s all built around feral living. The feral has much, much more learning to do before he’s capable of routine, daily life with humans – yet the domestic horses we live with and enjoy, same species, identical animals – seem much smarter by comparison. But not really – it’s just that they’ve had opportunity to further develop their minds. It’s said that the human brain is capable of so much more than it typically uses. Same thing with horses. The domestics just give us a clue about what’s possible – and their thinking powers can be quite surprising. Read More
February 4, 2013 12:02:46 PM CST
Vitamin D by Dr. Kris Hiney Last month we began a discussion of what we currently know about the vitamin requirements in horses. Unfortunately, the actual vitamin requirements for a particular horse are often hard to define. Most vitamin requirements represent the amount needed in the horse’s diet to prevent the classic deficiency symptoms. However, as stated previously, that may not be the same as the amount required for optimum health, well-being, or even performance. It is certainly possible that the vitamin requirements for the horse might also alter with their stage of life, work load and management. With this in mind, we will continue our vitamin discussion with the fat soluble vitamin D and what we currently know. Read More
February 4, 2013 11:51:57 AM CST
The Puppy Who Came with Godwinks By Jenny Pavlovic For Christmas, my mom gave me a book about Godwinks, amazing “coincidences” that are really winks from God. My mom said that God winked when, through an amazing set of “coincidences”, my cattle dog puppy Bandit found me in 2004. This story is told in “Bandit, My Bolt Out of the Blue, My Miracle” (http://www.omegafields.com/blog/bandit-my-bolt-out-of-the-blue-miracle/). Read More
February 4, 2013 11:46:11 AM CST
Find Cash In Your Tack Box: Get Ready For A Spring Tack Sale by Editor and publisher of www.good-horsekeeping.com ; Laurie Cerny Nearly every 4-H horse club and many breed and show organizations now sponsor spring tack sales or swaps. “For horse owners these tack sales can bring in some extra cash and they’re also an incentive to clean out tack boxes and tack rooms,” says Laurie Cerny, editor and publisher of www.good-horsekeeping.com. “If you’re not using it, or if it doesn’t fit – whether it’s tack or show clothing, it should go.” Read More
January 11, 2013 2:45:34 PM CST
A Note to our Customers…
As a courtesy to our valued customers, Omega Fields® is providing advance notice that updated pricing will be effective February 1st 1, 2013.
The need for updated pricing includes: significant 2013 flaxseed price increases (11.5%) as well as significant increases in logistics including transportation, storage and handling, packaging materials (+5%) and FedEx shipping (6%). As always, we will keep our necessary price increases to a minimum and will do our best to give as much advanced notice as possible.
Omega Fields remains committed to keeping "quality" as our number one focus, with the emphasis on human-grade, non-GMO ingredients, shelf stability, nutritional value, and excellent customer service. It is because of our uncompromising insistence for quality that we choose to source our flaxseed from North America -- not from less proven sources such as Eastern Europe or China. Our premium products will continue to offer fair pricing and exceptional value especially when compared to other options. With Omega Fields® -- you will always receive the quality you're familiar with! We welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
December 31, 2012 10:04:15 AM CST
Vitamins in Horses - Vitamin A by Dr. Kris Hiney This month we will begin a series examining the function of vitamins in the health and well-being of horses. We will also discuss natural sources of vitamins which occur in the horse’s normal feed, as well as different forms which are offered in supplements. Finally, we will look at the latest research on vitamins in equine nutrition. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of information regarding vitamin requirements in the equine. While recommended intakes have been established for vitamins A, D, E, thiamin and riboflavin, all others essentially fall into the category of educated guesses. Often equine nutritionists must rely on published information in other species, and extrapolate that to the equine. These suppositions may or may not be valid, but often allow the only approach available. Read More
December 27, 2012 10:09:50 AM CST
by Jenny Pavlovic - Willis and I were in the backyard for his last potty stop, late at night. It was almost Halloween, and the moon was just about full. I heard a rustling in the leaves and saw a small rodent coming into the yard under the chain link fence on the south side. I turned and moved toward him, to steer him away from the house. Willis followed me and the rodent paused, then turned and went back out through the fence, shuffling it seemed, by the coarse rustling of leaves. Willis and I went back to our games so he could unwind a bit before bed time. A few minutes later, we were both paused by a loud rustling of leaves in the woods behind the yard. Was it a coyote? A dog? A deer? A mountain lion? Read More