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Strip Grazing

If you saw the article I wrote last month on fall pasture management, you read about how stockpiling fescue …

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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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Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

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Consider Breeding Your Does to Target Ethnic Holidays Where Goat Meat Is Part of the Traditional Holiday Feast

Many ethnic holidays include goat meat as part of traditional celebrations. This factsheet serves as …

9/17/20Meat Goat Notes

Co-Grazing Meat Goats and Beef Cattle Has Many Advantages

This factsheet presents several advantages to co-grazing meat goats and beef cattle.

9/17/20Meat Goat Notes

Modified McMaster's Fecal Egg Counting Technique

A guide to counting fecal eggs in meat goats, modified from the McMaster Procedure.

9/17/20

Toxoplasmosis

A Q&A on toxoplasmosis, a parasite that can cause disease in the placenta and developing …

9/17/20Meat Goat Notes

Foot Rot

A Q&A on foot rot, a contagious disease of the hooves of goats and sheep.

9/17/20Meat Goat Notes

Pink Eye or Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis

A Q&A on pink eye (infectious keratoconjunctivitis) in meat goats.

9/17/20Meat Goat Notes

Housing and Facilities for Meat Goats

This publication discusses housing and working facilities that will meet shelter needs for meat goats.

9/17/20Meat Goat Notes