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September 2020 Newsletter

The September 2020 NC 4-H Horse Program Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the recipients of the 2020 Billy Murray Scholarships …

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All Hay Is Not Created Equal

Ashe County experienced a beautiful hay week early in the season. As the rain sets back in and July …

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Vaccine Disposal

In March 2019, the first Pesticide Disposal Day in over nine years was held in Ashe County. Over 5000 …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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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 …

5 days ago
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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 …

2 weeks ago

Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

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

2 weeks ago
Graph of seasonal growth distribution pattern of alfalfa

Forage Fertilization in North Carolina: Concepts and Guidelines

This publication discusses appropriate fertilizer application for forages in North Carolina.

2 weeks ago
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Forages for North Carolina: General Guidelines and Concepts

This publication is an overview of forage species and their use in livestock production systems …

2 weeks ago
Graph of typical moisture loss patter in forages

Forage Conservation Techniques: Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

2 weeks ago

FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Exemption Decision Tree Tool

The NC State Feed Milling and Animal Food Safety programs have developed a decision tree …

3 weeks ago
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Sludge Sampling in Anaerobic Treatment Swine Lagoons

Anaerobic swine lagoon sludge sampling allows operators to determine the nutrient concentration in the sludge …

3 weeks ago