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Leptospirosis in Cattle

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Cool Season Food Plot for Deer

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Burke County Backyard Butterflies

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Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

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Pet Ownership

National Pet Day is April 11, 2023 Did you know an estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet? There is …

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Rotational Grazing

Abundant forage growth is wonderful to see in pastures. Following basic recommendations like fertilizing according to soil test results, …

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Getting the Most From Pastures

Livestock producers, be it cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage producers as well. Increasing …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

A breeding season from December to February can reduce the impact of fescue toxicosis on reproduction.

Implementing a Defined Breeding Season to Optimize Herd Management and Improve Profitability in Beef Cattle

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Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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Registering a Pet Food Business in North Carolina

Starting a pet food business is much more involved than making food or treats and …

Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

Rapid decrease in oxygen, followed by fermentation, during which pH decreases and bacteria increase then decrease to a stable phase after 3 or more weeks.

Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

5/7/24
Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

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