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Cover photo for Don't Forget About Lime

Don't Forget About Lime

Soil fertility is critical to any forage-based livestock operation. Without proper nutrient availability to forage plants, they cannot grow, …

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NCSPA Fall Fiber Fun

Interested in fiber production? Join the North Carolina Sheep Producers Association Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. …

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The Why and How of Testing Hay

With the winter feeding season quickly approaching, now is the time to develop a feeding plan. The best place …

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Fall Treats and #ClimateWeek

Since fall begins today, many of us are looking forward to enjoying apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween …

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Breeding Season for Small Ruminants

For some, breeding season for sheep and goats has already begun. Breeding season and reproductive management of herds and …

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Calving Tool Kit

Fall calves are already starting to drop in some herds, which means that if you haven’t prepared your calving …

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An Ounce of Prevention

When it comes to weed control, soil amendments are one of the most economical options. Be sure to soil …

Cover photo for Time to Stockpile Tall Fescue

Time to Stockpile Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is sometimes referred to as the “wonder grass”. It can persist through overgrazing, poor fertility, and drought …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Switchgrass: Establishment, Management, Yield, Nutritive Value, and Utilization

This publication summarizes results from 26 studies addressing the establishment, cell wall content, cultivar improvement, …

5 days ago

Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type B

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

3 weeks ago

Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Systems - Type A

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …

3 weeks ago

Dairy Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains how to use dairy manure as a fertilizer source. Included are descriptions …

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Lambing and Kidding Cheat Sheet for Beginning Small Ruminant Producers

This guide is a simple reference for beginner sheep and goat producers experiencing the lambing …

9/23/21

Ergot Alkaloids

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

Patulin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21

PR Toxin

Part of the Guide to Mycotoxins Commonly Found in Animal Feeds, this factsheet provides information …

9/1/21