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Leptospirosis in Cattle

Producers sometimes call about a stillborn calf, or a calf that has been aborted, and ask what is wrong …

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Cool Season Food Plot for Deer

Fall is a great time to begin scouting and planning for the upcoming hunting season. Many hunters plant food …

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Burke County Backyard Butterflies

Summer is in full swing and with that comes an increase in insects. According to North Carolina State University, …

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Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

The Burke County Cattlemen’s Association presented three $1000.00 scholarships to eligible High School Seniors, College Undergraduate or Graduate students …

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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, …

cows in a pasture

Getting the Most From Pastures

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

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Introduction to Beekeeping 2023

The Burke County Beekeepers Association is holding the 2023 Bee School on February 11th & 18th from 8:00 – …

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Beef Sire Selection

The ultimate goal of a beef cattle producer is to increase net income by balancing expenses with the income …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Graphical representation of swine farms and forestland in SE NC

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage …

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Graphical representation of pine plantations in Duplin County

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

Applying poultry manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help poultry producers manage …

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Map overlayed with dots indicating locations of Swine farms (purple) and various forestland cover type

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

Applying animal manure to forestland can help animal producers manage waste and supply forest owners …

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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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Livestock grazes on a grass-clover pasture. Bees forage on clover blossoms.

Frost-Seeding Clovers into Tall Fescue Pastures

This publication provides information about the practice and benefits of frost-seeding clovers into established tall …

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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 …

Phosphorus Management for Land Application of Biosolids and Animal Waste

This publication addresses nutrient management concerns as they relate to land application of animal wastes, …

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