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Animal Agriculture

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


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


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

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

Applying swine manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help swine producers manage …

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Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

Applying poultry manure to forestland that needs nitrogen and phosphorus can help poultry producers manage …

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Brooding Turkeys

This publication describes the importance of brooder house management for good flock longevity. Preparing the …

2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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


Horse Flies and Deer Flies

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

Market Lamb Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of market lambs.

Evaluation of a Cow-Calf Grazing System in the Piedmont: Animal Performance and Pasture Productivity

In the North-South transition zone both cool-season and warm-season, perennial grasses can be grown and …


Livestock and Poultry Buildings After the Flood

This publication offers a checklist for farmers to ensure the safety and security of poultry …

9/18/17Disaster Recovery