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4-H Livestock

Youth Livestock Clinic

The Jackson, Macon, Swain Cattlemen’s Association will have a livestock clinic on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Steers will work …

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Buttercup Control

It is that time of year again. In the next couple of weeks, that familiar golden blanket will engulf many …

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Poultry 101 Class

The Macon County Poultry Club will present a Poultry 101Class on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 a.m.–noon at …

Sheep

Small Ruminant Workshop

SMALL RUMINANT WORKSHOP MARCH 30, 2019 WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC Workshop Agenda 9:30 a.m. Registration/Sponsor Visit 10 a.m. Welcome 10 a.m. Vitamins and …

Hay Hotline

This week, the NC Drought Monitor put most of Macon County into Extreme D3 drought designation, most of Jackson …

Dystocia: Calving Difficulty

Dr. Matthew Burns, Clemson University Extension Beef Specialist – Livestock and Forage Program Team Leader will be out guest …

Dealing With Drought

I know that we are all thankful for the rain we have received over the past few days. It …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

In this publication, we describe the factors that affect forage quality and discuss prediction indices …

7/26/19

Poultry Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet describes the nutrient composition of poultry manure and land application techniques based on …

4/29/19SoilFacts

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

This factsheet explains the three factors of proper swine manure management: the nutrient content of …

4/29/19SoilFacts
Graphical representation of pine plantations in Duplin County

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

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

3/25/19
Figure 1. Swine farms (purple) and various forestland cover type

Using Animal Manures in Forest Fertilization

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

3/22/19
Graphical representation of swine farms and forestland in SE NC

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

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

3/20/19

Body Condition Scoring: A Management Tool for the Broodmare Owner

This publication addresses the effect of body condition on the reproductive performance of mares as …

Managing Pastures to Feed Your Horse

This publication will explain your horse’s nutritional requirements, and how careful pasture management can produce …

3/7/19