Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
Livestock producers can help their animals endure the stress from heat and humidity in a variety of ways. To reduce livestock heat stress in hot humid conditions, it is important to provide plenty MORE »
Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. There are three different types of pinkeye. The first is a vitamin A deficiency MORE »
With recent warmer weather, fly populations have increased. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle here in Burke County. These species breed in fresh manure but each presents a MORE »
Good management of horse pastures can easily provide almost all dietary requirements for the average pleasure horse. Good management can greatly extend the grazing season, greatly reducing hay needs. Horses on poor pasture MORE »
Congratulations to the eight servicepeople who received the award: John Hamilton and Cory Jones – Mountaire Farms; Tommy Harris and Billy Rollings – Pilgrim’s Pride, Sanford and Marshville; Mike Ogburn – Perdue Farms, MORE »– from Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Burke County Cooperative Extension will hold a Beef Quality Assurance Training on Thursday, April 17th, at 7:00pm. This training will focus on preparing producers for the certification test. The Beef Quality Assurance Program MORE »