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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

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 …

2 weeks ago

Fences for Horses

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

2 weeks ago

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

Additives for Improving Hog Farm Air Quality

Air quality in hog production can be improved by dietary manipulation (e.g., reducing crude protein), …

11/13/19

Evaluation of a Cow-Calf Grazing System in the Piedmont: Animal Performance and Pasture Productivity

In the North-South transition zone both cool-season and warm-season, perennial grasses can be grown and …

11/6/19
Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A …

11/1/19
A sample waste report predicting nutrient availability

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source

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

10/11/19SoilFacts