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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 …

Cattle

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

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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. …

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Poultry (Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys)

How to manage pesticides to control insects and diseases of poultry (broilers, layers, and turkeys) …

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

Applying animal manure to forestland can help animal producers manage waste and supply forest owners …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

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

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

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

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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 …

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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina …