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Dealing With Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious bovine kerato-conjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. …

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Controlling Flies on Cattle

With recent warmer weather, fly populations have increased. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle …

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Forages for Horses

Good management of horse pastures can easily provide almost all dietary requirements for the average pleasure horse. Good management …

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Beef Quality Assurance Training

Burke County Cooperative Extension will hold a Beef Quality Assurance Training on Thursday, April 17th, at 7:00 p.m. This …

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 …

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Controlled Drainage – An Important Practice to Protect Water Quality That Can Enhance Crop Yields

This publication discusses how to use controlled drainage as way to to reduce nutrient losses …

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting …

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Induced Molting as a Management Tool

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

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Community Supported Agriculture in North Carolina

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a form of direct marketing in which a community of …

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Añublo Polvoriento en Cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

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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 …

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Using Web Marketplaces to Reach Untapped Markets

This publication explains how microentrepreneurs can use emerging web-based marketplaces to sell services, goods, and …

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