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Animal Agriculture

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Horse Pasture Renovations

Horses are a major part of our agriculture and tourism economy across our landscape. They are also an important …

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New Cattle Working Equipment

The Jackson and Swain County Extension received Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Grant Funds through the regional Resource Conservation and …

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Drought Stressful on Livestock

The current drought conditions are placing a strain on livestock due to a lack of adequate nutritional forage and …

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Drought and Hay Alert

As drought continues and growing season has ended with first frost across our two counties of Jackson and Swain …

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Talking Turkey

During this time of year, some of the most frequently asked questions at our office involves cooking a turkey. …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Forests as an Alternative for Swine Manure Application

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

3 weeks ago

Forests as an Alternative for Poultry Manure Application

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

3 weeks ago

Brooding Turkeys

This publication describes the importance of brooder house management for good flock longevity. Preparing the …

2018 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

1/3/18

Horse Flies and Deer Flies

This Entomology Insect Note discusses identifying horse and deer flies and how to control them.

Market Lamb Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of market lambs.

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 …

9/25/17

Livestock and Poultry Buildings After the Flood

This publication offers a checklist for farmers to ensure the safety and security of poultry …

9/18/17Disaster Recovery