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.
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
Over the next year, many livestock producers will need to become more familiar with their veterinarians. Or, if they don’t have a veterinarian, find one. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced MORE »
Although specific estimates are not available, economic losses from worm parasite infections of cattle can be significant. But the extent of internal parasite problems is usually related to management practices that increase exposure, MORE »
If you plan on deworming cattle, spring is the right time. Parasite burdens in pastures peak during the spring, drop over the summer, and rise again in the fall. Internal parasites cause subclinical MORE »
Grass tetany (also known as hypomagnesemia or “grass staggers”), a disease that commonly occurs in North Carolina in the months of February, March and April, is due to an abnormally low level of MORE »
Hardware disease may occur when sharp, heavy objects such as nails or wire are consumed by cattle. These objects fall to the rumen floor and are swept into the reticulum (another stomach compartment) MORE »