Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Everyone involved in beef cattle production will, at some time, work cattle. Sound handling practices will affect the well-being of cattle, individual animal health, and herd productivity. These practices are the result of MORE »
When raising livestock, the importance of high quality colostrum cannot be over-emphasized. Colostrum is so important that sometimes it is called “liquid gold.” All mammals produce colostrum. It is the thick, yellowish “first MORE »
Please join staff from the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) for a workshop on November 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm to learn about the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund, their grant program for farmers and agricultural enterprises. The MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Many livestock species use forages as their primary source of nutrition. Therefore, it is important to provide animals with the best quality forage available. By paying close attention to the quality of forages, MORE »
Now is the time to evaluate winter feed supplies vs. requirements and develop a plan of action. If the feed supply is inadequate additional feed must be acquired, or cattle numbers reduced (culling). MORE »
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is requiring all poultry owners, regardless of the number of birds, to register for an NCFarmID number. This will facilitate the department in alerting poultry MORE »
The following press release was written by the NCDA&CS. Contact: Jen Kendrick, Public Information Officer NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division 919-707-3005 RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put MORE »– from Growing Small Farms