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Weed ID Workshop

Weeds are a plant out of place, right? Well as livestock producers, we are dealing with a lot of …

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Corn Growers Referendum

February 22 is the date when corn growers will vote on continuation of the self assessment program for six …

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Control Thistles During Winter

One of the most misunderstood weeds in our foothill pastures are thistles. Most of us don’t really give them …

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Nickels for Know-How Referendum

The Burke County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Spring Williams-Byrd, Burke County Cooperative Extension …

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Summer Annuals

Livestock producers can use summer annual forages to supplement cool season forages during the gap in summer production. Fescue …

Managing Cattle in a Drought

Dry conditions and excessive temps have prevailed in Burke County and across the State this summer. Beef producers are …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

2019 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

4 days ago

Managing Pastures to Feed Your Horse

This publication will explain your horse’s nutritional requirements, and how careful pasture management can produce …

3 weeks ago
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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

1/17/19
Figure 1. Primary broiler-producing counties in North Carolina,

Poultry (Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys)

How to manage pesticides to control insects and diseases of poultry (broilers, layers, and turkeys) …

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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 …

Consider Breeding Your Does to Target Ethnic Holidays Where Goat Meat Is Part of the Traditional Holiday Feast

Many ethnic holidays include goat meat as part of traditional celebrations. This factsheet serves as …

12/18/18Meat Goat Notes

Herd Animal Death Problems

Animal necropsies attempt to determine the cause of death and whether it affects a concern …

Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

12/5/18