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Alfalfa-Bermudagrass Hayfield Conference

Alfalfa-Bermudagrass Hayfield Conference, August 23, 2018 WHERE: Harnett County Commons Area, 309 W. Harnett Cornelius Blvd. Lillington, NC 27546 WHEN: August …

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Winter Management of Beef Cattle

By: Jonathan Black, Randolph County Livestock/Field Crops Extension Agent Greetings! I am the new livestock and field crops extension agent …

Rainy Day Equine Issues

We certainly have had a lot of much needed rain lately. According to reports from the National Weather Service, …

Cattle Fly Control

Adam G. Ross, Randolph County Livestock Agent Adapted from “A Thousand Points of Flies” by Holly Ferguson, Ph.D Washington State …

Horse Pasture Management

Barbara Linder, FCS/Ag-Equine/4-H Agent Spring has sprung. Many of you may have noticed how lush and beautiful your pastures are …

Simplifying Genetics

by Adam G. Ross, Randolph County Cooperative Extension, Livestock & Field Crops Agent In past articles, I have given …

...And Horses Too!

……And Horses Too! by Barbara Linder, Extension Agent, Ag/FCS/4-H Hello Randolph County! My name is Barbara Linder and I am the …

Simplifying Genetics

Adam G. Ross, Randolph County Cooperative Extension, Livestock & Field Crops Agent When the weather starts cooling, it doesn’t …

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Horse Flies and Deer Flies

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Nitrate Management in Beef Cattle Production Systems

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