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.
Dry conditions and excessive temps have prevailed in Burke County and across the State this summer. Beef producers are looking for management techniques to cope with these conditions. The first step is to MORE »
The following press release was written by the NCDA&CS. Contact: Jen Kendrick, Public Information Officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3005 RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
N.C. continues to prepare for possible avian influenza outbreak RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put in place to help North Carolina prepare for a possible introduction MORE »
NC State University, Zoetis partner to produce Poultry Feed Mill Insights series Zoetis and NC State University have joined forces to prepare U.S. feed mills for the current – and impending – regulatory MORE »– from Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs mainly when cows are in transition from winter rations to grazing lush new growth MORE »
Recently, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas, and appears to be moving eastward, having already moved from the Pacific Northwest where it was previously confined. MORE »
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education MORE »– from Growing Small Farms