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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

2020 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

12/18/19

Ruminant Preference for Bermudagrass Hay With and Without Exposure to Swine Lagoon Effluent

Bermudagrass hays cut from a swine lagoon spray field prior to and following effluent application …

12/18/19

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

12/18/19

Applying Animal Waste to Cover Crops

This publication provides guidance on applying nutrients from animal wastes on cover crops. It provides …

12/17/19

Explaining the North Carolina Egg Law for Producers With Small Flocks

This publication is targeted toward small producers who may be contemplating entering into egg sales …

11/25/19

Fences for Horses

This publication provides an overview of the factors that should be considered before you install …

11/19/19

Poultry Waste Stockpiling Methods: Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation

Due to pollution concerns federal and state regulations and incentives (discussed in this publication) have …

11/14/19
Figure 1. Thirty-year normal rainfall stations.

Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

11/14/19