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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 …


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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The State of North Carolina Agriculture

July 7, 2020 | Dee Shore North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains a powerhouse, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income …

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open to the public again! To help maintain social distancing, only 3 visitors will be …

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Sheep and Goat Breeding Protocols

Sheep and goat are typically short-day breeders, meaning they breed when periods of daylight are shorter. The normal breeding …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Making Use of Surplus Milk

This publication provides information on using surplus milk for land application, as a waste product …

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2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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Figure 1. Pregnancy rates of cows calving

Fetal Programming: Cow Nutrition and its Effects on Calf Performance

Recently, a lot of researchers have demonstrated that cow nutrition can impact more than just …

3 weeks agoAnimal Science Facts
Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

Delineation of sludge zone and liquid layer above.

Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

This publication provides an overview of the differences in forage quality by reviewing a summary …


Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices …