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Supplemental Energy for Beef Cattle

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

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Winter Care for Your Horse

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

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Introduction to Beekeeping 2020

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

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A Pasture Savings Account

Pastures are like a savings account, the more time and effort that you put in, the more return on …

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Understanding Lime Application

When lime and fertilizers are applied to soils, the onset of many chemical reactions takes place. Some occur instantly, …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Poultry Waste Stockpiling Methods: Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation

Due to pollution concerns federal and state regulations and incentives (discussed in this publication) have …

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Use of On-Farm Records for Modifying a Certified Animal Waste Management Plan

Changes in the interpretation of North Carolina water quality rules and technical standards allow for …

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Poultry Farm Biosecurity Field Manual / Manual de campo para la bioseguridad de granjas avícolas

This pocket-size bilingual field manual in English and Spanish summarizes recommended practices to prevent disease …

2 weeks ago

Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

2 weeks ago
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Reducing Drift and Odor with Wastewater Application

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

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Asian Longhorned Tick

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

3/10/20
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Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter

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

3/4/20SoilFacts

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

2/19/20