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Hay Testing for Livestock

To properly assess the quality of hay, you must conduct a forage test. Hay may look “good,” but it is …

Black Vulture Issues in Livestock

In various parts of the country, including NC, Black Vultures have become an increasingly large problem for livestock producers. …

External Pests in Bovine

Spring and summer are prime times for the emergence of external pests. Our livestock are the victims of these …

Grass Tetany

Grass Tetany or Hypomagnesemic Tetany, is the lack of adequate magnesium in the blood of animals. This low concentration …

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Minerals for Beef Cattle

Please, see below for a PowerPoint with information on the importance of minerals for beef cattle, and how to …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Consider Breeding Your Does to Target Ethnic Holidays Where Goat Meat Is Part of the Traditional Holiday Feast

Many ethnic holidays include goat meat as part of traditional celebrations. This factsheet serves as …

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes

Co-Grazing Meat Goats and Beef Cattle Has Many Advantages

This factsheet presents several advantages to co-grazing meat goats and beef cattle.

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes

Modified McMaster's Fecal Egg Counting Technique

A guide to counting fecal eggs in meat goats, modified from the McMaster Procedure.

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A Q&A on toxoplasmosis, a parasite that can cause disease in the placenta and developing …

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes

Foot Rot

A Q&A on foot rot, a contagious disease of the hooves of goats and sheep.

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes

Pink Eye or Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis

A Q&A on pink eye (infectious keratoconjunctivitis) in meat goats.

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes

Housing and Facilities for Meat Goats

This publication discusses housing and working facilities that will meet shelter needs for meat goats.

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes

Listeriosis in Your Herd

A Q&A on listeriosis in goats, including causes, symptoms, prevention and risk to humans.

1 week agoMeat Goat Notes