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Family Cow Webinar

June 18, 2020, 6:30–8 p.m. sign up for the Family Dairy Cow Webinar The current pandemic has certainly caused a change in …

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

Fences for Horses

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

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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

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How Animal Food Facilities Can Prepare for Regulatory Inspections

Though they can be a source of worry, the fact of the matter is that …

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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. …

Coccidiosis, the Most Common Cause of Diarrhea in Young Goats

This factsheet offers some information on the signs, symptoms, and treatment of coccidiosis, the most …

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Vaccinating Goats Against Enterotoxemia and Tetanus: Is it Necessary?

It is generally advised that all goats be vaccinated against overeating disease (enterotoxemia) and tetanus. …

Herd Animal Death Problems

Animal necropsies attempt to determine the cause of death and whether it affects a concern …

Forage Needs and Grazing Management for Meat Goats in the Humid Southeast

This factsheet offers information on forage needs for meat goats, as well as typical grazing …