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Adding Weaning Weight to Calves

With higher beef cattle prices, livestock producers should capture all the weaning weight possible to calves. Producers can increase …

Beef Sire Selection

The ultimate goal of a beef cattle producer is to increase net income by balancing expenses with the income …

Beef Sire Selection

The primary goal of a beef cattle operation is to increase net income by minimizing costs and maximizing income. …

How Much Feed Do Horses Need?

Horse owners often ask how much grain to feed their animals? The truth is most horses require very little …

Oats as Emergency Forage

Oats, while traditionally grown in the spring as a grain crop, can also be planted in the summer as …

Rotational Grazing

When it comes to livestock, most of us relish the times of the year when cool season grass is …

Kidding Preparations

With a good number of small ruminants in Burke county, It seems appropriate during this time of new births …

Flock Vaccinations

There are many diseases for which sheep and goats can be vaccinated, but there is probably only one vaccine …

Calving Intervention

With calving season ongoing, cattle producers should observe their herds regularly to be ready to assist, cows or heifers …

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
Figure 1. Horse fly.

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 …