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Maximizing Your Hay Supply

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

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 …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Nitrate Management in Beef Cattle Production Systems

This publication describes how to avoid high nitrate in forages, and how to manage high …

3 days ago

Warm-Season Perennial Forages Conserved as Hay: Nutritive Value and Quality

This bulletin brings together 18 independent experiments that address aspects of nutritive value and quality …

4 days ago

Explaining the North Carolina Egg Law for Producers With Small Flocks

This publication is targeted toward small producers who may be contemplating entering into egg sales …

9/26/18

2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

9/25/18

Induced Molting as a Management Tool

Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement …

9/18/18

Coccidiosis, the Most Common Cause of Diarrhea in Young Goats

This factsheet offers some information on the signs, symptoms, and treatment of coccidiosis, the most …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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

Annual Grasses Preserved as Silage: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin brings together 13 independent experiments that address aspects of fermentation, nutritive value, and …

8/22/18