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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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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 …

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NC Mountain State Fair Highlights

Livestock shows include awards for the people who show the animals (showmanship), and for the quality of the animals. …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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 …

2 weeks agoMeat 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.

2 weeks agoMeat Goat Notes

Modified McMaster's Fecal Egg Counting Technique

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

2 weeks ago

Toxoplasmosis

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

2 weeks agoMeat Goat Notes

Foot Rot

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

2 weeks agoMeat Goat Notes

Pink Eye or Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis

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

2 weeks agoMeat Goat Notes

Housing and Facilities for Meat Goats

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

2 weeks agoMeat Goat Notes

Listeriosis in Your Herd

A Q&A on listeriosis in goats, including causes, symptoms, prevention and risk to humans.

2 weeks agoMeat Goat Notes