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Animal Agriculture

Pasture Renovation

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

Cover photo for Foot Rot in Beef Cattle

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 …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

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

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 …

NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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

Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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

Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter

A summary of North Carolina rules and regulations governing the purchasing, handling, application and reporting …

4/18/18SoilFacts

Brooding Turkeys

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

Commercial Ostrich Production

This publication discusses commercial ostrich production. Topics covered include getting started with an ostrich business, …

4/3/18

Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

4/3/18