Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

man taking core sample from round bale of hay

Taking Forage Samples

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have …

summer annual grass pasture

Grazing Summer Annual Grasses

Many livestock producers use summer annuals to supplement or enhance summer grazing. Sudex or sorghum-sudan hybrids, sudangrass and Pearl …

asian giant horner

Monitoring for Asian Giant Hornet

May 4, 2020 – News Release NCDA&CS monitoring for Asian Giant Hornet; not detected yet in the state Asian Giant Hornet …

cow with eyepatch

Dealing With Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious boveine keratoconjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. …

cattle eating supplements

Supplemental Energy for Beef Cattle

With colder temperatures, cattle and other livestock can experience cold stress. This cold stress causes them to burn energy …

Horses in snow with shelter behind them

Winter Care for Your Horse

During the winter months, horse owners many times neglect to carefully observe their animals. Most horses are turned out …

photo of honeybees on hive

Introduction to Beekeeping 2020

The Burke County Beekeeper’s Association is presenting its annual Introduction to Beekeeping School on Saturday, February 15 and Saturday, …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Forage Needs and Grazing Management for Meat Goats in the Humid Southeast

This factsheet offers information on forage needs for meat goats, as well as typical grazing …

3 weeks agoAnimal Science Facts

Fences for Horses

This publication provides an overview of the factors that should be considered before you install …

6/4/20
Figure 1. Traveling gun irrigation system.

Reducing Drift and Odor with Wastewater Application

This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, …

5/20/20SoilFacts
Photo of spreader truck discharging litter onto field

Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter

A summary of North Carolina rules and regulations governing the purchasing, handling, application and reporting …

5/18/20SoilFacts
Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

5/15/20

Controlling Sore Mouth in Meat Goats

This publication offers information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of sore mouth, a contagious, …

Breeds and Production Traits of Meat Goats

This publication covers the characteristics and production traits (adaptability, reproductive rate, growth rate, carcass characteristics) …

Preparing Meat Goats for the Breeding Season

This publication offers information on how to prep does and bucks for the meat goat …