Manna Pro Celebrates the Arrival of Young Farm Animals

A national photo contest and educational webinars bring attention to the importance of nutrition for young animals.


| February 5, 2010



Baby chicks in a cardboard box

Chicks in a box.

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Chesterfield, Missouri – Animal nutrition manufacturer Manna Pro is reaching out to lifestyle farmers this spring with a series of educational webinars and a Cutest Baby Photo Contest to celebrate the joys and challenges of newborn animals. The webinars, which take place on the next three Tuesdays, address key topics in animal nutrition for both mothers and babies during the first months of life. The photo contest, which runs through May 31, encourages farmers across the country to share their favorite photos of the animals they are raising this spring.

Manna Pro produces high-quality animal nutrition and care products for a broad range of animals. Its largest group of products is geared to horses, but the company also produces feed for goats, chickens, cows, pigs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and birds. Manna Pro’s product lines primarily serve the “lifestyle farmer” market – people who own acreage with farm animals, and operate their farms as a hobby rather than a business.

Jennifer Hojnacki, marketing director for Manna Pro, says the company recognizes that caring for and feeding farm animals are activities enjoyed by the whole family. “Lifestyle farmers consider their animals to be more like pets or family members than just livestock,” she says. “They want to know as much as possible about keeping their animals healthy, and they are like proud ‘parents’ when their animals have new babies. The Baby Your Babies promotion gives them a way to learn about important nutrition issues – and also a way to share their new arrivals with the larger farming community.”

The series of free webinars will be conducted by Dr. Rob McCoy, Manna Pro’s vice president of nutrition. The first webinar is set for February 9 and will focus on the topic of Preparing for Newborn Animals. The second webinar will be held Tuesday, February 16, and will address Feeding Milk Replacers… Why, When and How. The final webinar will be Tuesday, February 23, and will cover Transitioning to Dry Feed.

Each 30-minute webinar will begin at 4:30 p.m. CST. People who wish to participate in any or all of the webinars may sign up online by visiting the website and clicking on the link for the webinar(s) they are interested in. Web site participants will receive a $5 coupon good for Manna Pro products for each webinar they attend.

Whether you are getting ready to welcome new foals, calves, pigs, goat kids, lambs, or any other baby animals this spring, there is a lot to do to make sure your barn is ready for their arrival. In the first free webinar on Tuesday, February 9, McCoy will cover the key steps you can take to minimize the stress of delivery and ensure you have everything you might need on hand to be prepared for any situation with your newborn animals. Whether this is your first baby or you have been raising young animals for many years, you will find this brief presentation informative, and you will have the opportunity to ask McCoy any questions you might have about the upcoming baby animal season. Attend this webinar if you have: foals, calves, pigs, goat kids, lambs, or young poultry.





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