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Homestead Dairy Cows: The Basics

The following article was written by Appalachian State University student, Lauren Church, who interned at the N.C. Cooperative Extension …

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How to Start a Pig Operation

The following article was written by Appalachian State University student Rebecca Brown, who interned at the Watauga office of …

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Meat Suite Training for Farmers

The Watauga office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be holding a class for farmers interested in learning more …

On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Workshop

For extension agents, agricultural educators, and small commercial growers: Register to attend this on-farm poultry slaughter workshop sponsored by N.C. …

Chicken Processing Workshop

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Watauga County will be conducting a Chicken Processing Workshop on Saturday, September 22, 2018, …

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Making Use of Surplus Milk

This publication provides information on using surplus milk for land application, as a waste product …

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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 …

11/24/20
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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 …

11/13/20

Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

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

11/13/20