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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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It's Fair Time in Drexel

There’s no feel of fall in the air yet, and the heat of summer is still upon us but …

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Forage Sampling

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

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Heat and Humidity

Livestock producers can help their animals endure the stress from heat and humidity in a variety of ways. To …

Dealing With Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. …

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Controlling Flies on Cattle

With recent warmer weather, fly populations have increased. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle …

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Forages for Horses

Good management of horse pastures can easily provide almost all dietary requirements for the average pleasure horse. Good management …

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

Burke County Cooperative Extension will hold a Beef Quality Assurance Training on Thursday, April 17th, at 7:00 p.m. This …

Cattle Working Facilities

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

Maximizing Your Hay Supply

Winter feed costs are usually the largest expense for livestock producers. Feeding hay is expensive, not only because of …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Feed Sampling and Analysis

This publication explains how horse owners should routinely evaluate the nutrient content of their horses' …

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Silages of Native Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin publishes the results of eight experiments that addressed aspects of nutritive value and …

7/18/18
Figure 1. Horse fly.

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

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

Figure 1. African blue louse, Linognathus africanus.

Lice: What They Are and How to Control Them

Information on the different types of lice, diagnosis and treatment is presented in this factsheet. …

Poultry (Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys)

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

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

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

6/11/18
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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 …