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Animal Agriculture

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 …

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