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Got Mud?

Join us for a free seminar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 7 p.m. to talk about mud problems/solutions, …

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Beef Cattle Lice

External parasites of beef cattle are many. One often neglected, is lice. Both chewing and bloodsucking lice are more …

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Foot Rot in Beef Cattle

In recent weeks, several producers have called with questions about treating foot rot in beef cattle. Those calls, in …

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Controlling Flies on Cattle

With warmer weather, fly populations increase. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle here in …

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Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs …

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Cattle Working Facilities

To properly manage a cattle operation, adequate handling facilities are a must. Having a fast, efficient means of safely …

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Red Maple Poisoning in Horses

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy being outdoors, but with fall comes the seasonal hazard of toxic poisoning …

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Livestock Body Condition Scoring

With the summer coming to an end and fall and winter fast approaching, livestock producers usually take on winter …

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Hardware Disease in Cattle

Hardware disease, also known as traumatic reticuloperitonitis, is really not a disease at all. It is an injury to …

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Managing Fescue Toxicosis

Midsummer is the time that we typically think of fescue toxicosis, as our thoughts are towards making hay and …

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Taking Forage Samples

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

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices …

3/23/21
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Spinner Spreader Calibration for Land Application of Poultry Litter

This publication discusses using poultry waste as a nutrient treatment for field crops. It provides …

3/5/21
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Reducing Odor and Dust Emissions from Fan-Ventilated Swine Barns with a Combined Engineered Windbreak Wall-Vegetative Strip System

This publication provides information about building a simple yet effective system for reducing odors and …

3/3/21
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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.