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Small Farm Training Offered

The Foothills Farm School is a six-month training program developed to train operators of small-scale, sustainable farms. Space is …

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Harlequin Bugs and Bull Nettle

This week has generated several good questions from farmers and gardeners. I am sharing two selected questions I think …

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Dallisgrass

Summer is when dallisgrass shows itself along roadsides, pastures, hay fields and lawns. It puts up a distinctive seed …

Moles

This week Carl Kirk asked me to share some information about moles. I know others, like Carl, are having …

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Animal Agriculture in Caldwell County

Caldwell County’s animal agriculture ranges from traditional beef cattle and poultry operations to dairy goats and trout farms. The …

Horse Industry Referendum 200

The Caldwell County Extension Center and all other one hundred County Centers will be holding a Horse Industry Referendum …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Induced Molting as a Management Tool

Because of increasing economic pressure related to capital costs, egg prices, feed prices, and replacement …

17 hours ago

Coccidiosis, the Most Common Cause of Diarrhea in Young Goats

This factsheet offers some information on the signs, symptoms, and treatment of coccidiosis, the most …

2 weeks agoAnimal Science Facts
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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

Annual Grasses Preserved as Silage: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin brings together 13 independent experiments that address aspects of fermentation, nutritive value, and …

8/22/18

Feed Sampling and Analysis

This publication explains how horse owners should routinely evaluate the nutrient content of their horses' …

Silages of Native Switchgrass and Gamagrass: Fermentation Characteristics, Nutritive Value, and Quality

This bulletin publishes the results of eight experiments that addressed aspects of nutritive value and …

7/18/18
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Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Figure 1. African blue louse, Linognathus africanus.

Lice: What They Are and How to Control Them

Information on the different types of lice, diagnosis and treatment is presented in this factsheet. …