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Calving Intervention

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

Feeding Hay During the Winter

Winter-feeding is the most expensive part of cow calf production. There may be some disagreement with this statement, but …

A Pasture Savings Account

Pastures are like a savings account, the more time and effort that you put in, the more return on …

Beef Cattle Vaccinations

A herd program is a vital component of a profitable beef cattle operation. With breeding season approaching, a spring …

Round Bale Storage

With hay season beginning in Burke County, most producers’ thoughts are on harvesting the crop without rain; however, some …

Food Plots for Whitetails

There is a lot of information out there about planting food plots for white-tailed deer. Do it yourself articles …

Coccidiosis in Goats

Coccidiosis is a parasitic infection that can affect cattle, sheep, goats and swine as well as poultry. There is …

Soil Sampling

In order to achieve proper soil fertility, soil sampling is a must. With drastically higher fertilizer costs, soil sampling …

Buying Hay for Horses

Buying hay is probably the most important nutritional and economic decision that owners of horses will face. Hay or …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Induced Molting as a Management Tool

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

3 days ago

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 …

2 weeks agoAnimal Science Facts
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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

Feed Sampling and Analysis

This publication explains how horse owners should routinely evaluate the nutrient content of their horses' …

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. …