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February Beef Cattle Management Calendar

February Beef Cattle Management Calendar Seeding: Legumes can drastically improve quality and quantity of forage. An electric seeder on a four …

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December Cattle Management

SPRING-CALVING HERD Begin Winter Feeding. Divide the herd into groups for winter feeding, which may include: Weaned calves First and second-calf heifers and …

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The United States is one of the largest producers of food crops in the world. We have a wealth …

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November Cattle Management

SPRING-CALVING HERD Plan your winter feeding program. Obtain cow and calf weights and see your county Extension agent for information on …

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Piedmont Farm School Training Offered

The Piedmont Farm School is an 8-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning famers with a strong commitment …

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Hay is For…

As the saying goes, “hay is for horses.” There is a wealth of truth in that statement. Just as …

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2, 4, 8, Lets Renovate!!!

Fall is an ideal time to renovate your pastures! Forage stands vary in longevity, periods of drought, overgrazing, and …

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Shoo Fly Shoo!

Flies are one of the most annoying aspects of having a barn and horses in the summer. They make …

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Growing Pears in North Carolina

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