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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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North Carolina Dairy Referendum

Dairy farmers in Watauga County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The …

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Overview of NC State Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication is an introduction to the three production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina …

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NC State Local Grass-Fed Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Pasture-Raised and Pasture-Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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NC State Local Finished Beef Production Guidelines

This publication provides production protocol guidelines developed by North Carolina State University and Amazing Grazing …

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Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

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

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Spinner Spreader Calibration for Land Application of Poultry Litter

This publication discusses using poultry waste as a nutrient treatment for field crops. It provides …

3/5/21
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Reducing Odor and Dust Emissions from Fan-Ventilated Swine Barns with a Combined Engineered Windbreak Wall-Vegetative Strip System

This publication provides information about building a simple yet effective system for reducing odors and …

3/3/21
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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.