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.
To be a successful beef cattle producer, one must first be a successful grass farmer. Differences between a well-managed and a poorly managed forage program often show up in animal performance, milk production, MORE »
Blackleg has been recognized as a livestock disease since before medieval times, and today we often use the term loosely to describe several diseases caused by organisms in the Clostridium class of bacteria. MORE »
Ownership of any animal means taking responsibility for it. Obviously, this includes basic husbandry practices such as food, water, and shelter. However, we often forget about other responsibilities related to that animal, such MORE »
With the recent warm days and the greening of pastures, cattle producers will need to start thinking about the prevention of bloat. Bloat is a digestive disorder characterized by an accumulation of gas MORE »