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Animal Agriculture

Managing Cattle in a Drought

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

Poultry Producer Alert - Avian Influenza

N.C. continues to prepare for possible avian influenza outbreak RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are …

Grass Tetany

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

Fescue Toxicosis

Late winter is not a time that we typically think of fescue toxicosis, as our thoughts are more like …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

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

2 weeks ago

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

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

2 weeks ago

Brooding Turkeys

This publication describes the importance of brooder house management for good flock longevity. Preparing the …

2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

1/3/18

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Market Lamb Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of market lambs.

Evaluation of a Cow-Calf Grazing System in the Piedmont: Animal Performance and Pasture Productivity

In the North-South transition zone both cool-season and warm-season, perennial grasses can be grown and …

9/25/17

Livestock and Poultry Buildings After the Flood

This publication offers a checklist for farmers to ensure the safety and security of poultry …

9/18/17Disaster Recovery