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Cattlemen’s Hoof Trimming Day

The Alleghany Cattleman’s Association will be hosting a hoof trimming day on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Alleghany County Fairgrounds Sparta, NC 28675 Starting …

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General Health & Care of Sheep & Goats

Topics to be covered: General Husbandry Basic Supplies & Equipment Vaccine Protocols Common Diseases You MUST pre-register for this class through Eventbrite. Save the …

Lab Closed 8/17 - 8/27

The NCD&CS Agronomic Division’s Plant, Waste, Solutions and Media lab will be closed due mandatory Covid-19 quarantine protocols, in …

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Hoof Trimming Day

What: Cattle Hoof Trimming Day When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Where: Alleghany County Fairgrounds|1375 US-21, Sparta, NC …

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2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

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Fetal Programming: Cow Nutrition and its Effects on Calf Performance

Recently, a lot of researchers have demonstrated that cow nutrition can impact more than just …

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Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

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Asian Longhorned Tick

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

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Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

This publication provides an overview of the differences in forage quality by reviewing a summary …


Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

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

Graph of seasonal growth distribution pattern of alfalfa

Forage Fertilization in North Carolina: Concepts and Guidelines

This publication discusses appropriate fertilizer application for forages in North Carolina.