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Pasture Renovation

Fall is the time to reseed cool season grasses in pastures and hayfields in Burke County. Many pastures are …

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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 …

Summer Annuals

To the livestock producer, winter feed costs are the biggest cost of production. Like squirrels gathering nuts, we rush …

Cool-Season Food Plots for Deer

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

BSE - Some Facts for Consumers

Consumers have had grave concerns about BSE in their food supply, and the recent announcement of a positive animal …

Fertilize for Early Pasture

Burke county livestock producers may be able to reduce hay requirements by fertilizing pastures and getting animals out on …

Saving on Diesel Fuel

As spring approaches, farmers are facing higher than normal fuel costs. Making that cutting of hay now gets to …

Buttercup Control in Pastures

Buttercups are a problem in cool-season grass pastures, and are easily recognized in early spring by their bright yellow …

Cold Weather Horse Nutrition

With winter blowing in, be glad that your horses don’t have to deal with temperatures that consistently dip into …

Controlling Lice in Cattle

Cattle lice are an external parasite of cattle that continues to rob producers of pounds of gain and ultimately …

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
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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 …