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Water in the Winter

Water in Winter What? Water is the most important dietary source for all living creatures; for without ample water, a living …

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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

Making Use of Surplus Milk

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

5 days ago

2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

2 weeks ago
Figure 1. Pregnancy rates of cows calving

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 …

2 weeks agoAnimal Science Facts
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 …

Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

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

12/7/20
Delineation of sludge zone and liquid layer above.

Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

11/24/20
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 …

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