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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Wildlife Alert - Mysterious Bird Deaths

According to a Facebook post by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, “In late May, biologists began to receive reports of …

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Livestock & Ruminant Workshops

We have (2) great events upcoming for Livestock and Small Ruminants. The first will be a small ruminant workshop in …

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Got Mud?

Save the date for this FREE event for Mud Management for Livestock Farms. April 6, 2021, at 7 p.m. Register to …

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Bull Breeding Soundness Exam

WNC Regional Livestock Center 474 Stock Dr., Canton, NC 28716 8 a.m. –2 p.m. EXAMS WILL INCLUDE: • Physical Examination • Reproductive Examination • Semen …

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WNC Livestock Expo 2020

Historically the weekend after Labor Day most folks in Western North Carolina are excited to be heading to the …

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WNC Livestock Expo Winners

Congratulations to all the participants in the WNC Livestock Expo, September 12–20, 2020! Showing livestock is a lot of …

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Electric Netting for Goats

Having goats to take care of unwanted brush and weeds can be a tremendous biological control. However, building fence …

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Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

This publication summarizes results from 26 studies addressing the establishment, cell wall content, cultivar improvement, …

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Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type B

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

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Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type A

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

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Dairy Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains how to use dairy manure as a fertilizer source. Included are descriptions …

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Lambing and Kidding Cheat Sheet for Beginning Small Ruminant Producers

This guide is a simple reference for beginner sheep and goat producers experiencing the lambing …

9/23/21

Ergot Alkaloids

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

Patulin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

PR Toxin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21