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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 …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Precision Agriculture Technology: How to Become a Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot

This publication discusses flying unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, model aircraft) for commercial purposes. You'll learn …

6 days ago
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Poultry (Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys)

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

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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 …

Consider Breeding Your Does to Target Ethnic Holidays Where Goat Meat Is Part of the Traditional Holiday Feast

Many ethnic holidays include goat meat as part of traditional celebrations. This factsheet serves as …

12/18/18Meat Goat Notes

Herd Animal Death Problems

Animal necropsies attempt to determine the cause of death and whether it affects a concern …

Nitrogen Fertilization of Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Dry Matter Yield and Nutritive Value

This bulletin publishes the results of two experiments—one with switchgrass and one with gamagrass—that address …

12/5/18
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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

This publication provides an overview of the differences in forage quality by reviewing a summary …

11/12/18
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Horse Flies and Deer Flies

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