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Animal Agriculture

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

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