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Fall Pasture Management

Fall is around the corner. That means that it’s getting time to start thinking about fall fertilizer applications, stockpiling …

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Hay Quality Factors

There are many factors to gauging hay quality. Two of the biggest factors include knowing different forages have different …

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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 local farmers when purchasing quality forage and hay crops. To simplify and …

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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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The Power of One Wire

The tools to improve productivity that farmers and ranchers have at their disposal are quite astonishing. Computers that allow …

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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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Fences for Horses

This publication provides an overview of the factors that should be considered before you install …

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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

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How Animal Food Facilities Can Prepare for Regulatory Inspections

Though they can be a source of worry, the fact of the matter is that …

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Lice: What They Are and How to Control Them

Information on the different types of lice, diagnosis and treatment is presented in this factsheet. …

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 …

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Vaccinating Goats Against Enterotoxemia and Tetanus: Is it Necessary?

It is generally advised that all goats be vaccinated against overeating disease (enterotoxemia) and tetanus. …

Herd Animal Death Problems

Animal necropsies attempt to determine the cause of death and whether it affects a concern …