Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Holstein Cow

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 …

Pig eating out of feed trough

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 …

Meatsuite Banner

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, …

Diary cow

North Carolina Dairy Referendum

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

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

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

2 weeks ago

Sheep and Goat Production for Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of sheep and goat production for small and beginning farmers …

Pastured Poultry For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of pastured poultry production for small and beginning farmers in …

Pastured Pork For Small Farms in North Carolina

This guide provides an overview of pastured pork production for small and beginning farmers in …

Biosecurity Guidelines for Pork Producers

The success of a biosecurity program depends on the resources the farm manager is willing …

3 weeks ago
Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

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

Graphic showing factors that affect animal performance and indic

Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

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

6/23/21
Graph showing the relationship of oxygen, pH, and bacteria.

Forage Conservation Techniques: Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

6/17/21