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Is That Meat Really Hormone-Free?

One food misconception is that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Though hard to believe, quite a few Americans …

Ruminants: Cows, sheep, goats

What Is a Ruminant?

A ruminant animal has a four chambered stomach in their digestive system. Livestock ruminants are cattle, sheep and goats. …

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Livestock Vulture Damage

Vultures – known as buzzards to some of us — are more than the big birds that eat roadkill. …

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Hay Seller? Share Your Info...

Many livestock and equine owners rely on others to provide them with a source of quality forage and hay …

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Jonas Asbill Joins Poultry Extension

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center will be the home base for Jonas Asbill, joining Cooperative Extension as the …

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Selenium Deficiency in Livestock

Unfortunately, most of the soils across the state are deficient in selenium therefore, this mineral needs to be supplemented. The …

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Amazing Grazing After 30 Years

Amazing Grazing after 30 years. Dr. Matt Poore Department of Animal Science North Carolina State University The Amazing Grazing program was founded …

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Reducing Drift and Odor with Wastewater Application

This publication addresses application techniques that affect drift and odor problems associated with wastewater application, …

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Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter

A summary of North Carolina rules and regulations governing the purchasing, handling, application and reporting …

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Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

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Controlling Sore Mouth in Meat Goats

This publication offers information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of sore mouth, a contagious, …

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Breeds and Production Traits of Meat Goats

This publication covers the characteristics and production traits (adaptability, reproductive rate, growth rate, carcass characteristics) …

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Preparing Meat Goats for the Breeding Season

This publication offers information on how to prep does and bucks for the meat goat …

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Heat Detection and Breeding in Meat Goats

This publication covers the signs of heat in does and some basic information on breeding …

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Basic Meat Goat Facts

This factsheet gives at-a-glance information on a variety of meat goat facts, including reproductive aspects, …

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