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East Coast Extravaganza

Swine, Goat, Lamb, Heifer, and Steer Show March 6-7, 2021 Schedule Rules Entry Form Health Guidelines Facility Protocol for the Agriculture & Education Center Covid-19 Screening …

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State 4-H Livestock Contest Information

State 4-H Livestock Contest October 31 – Skillathon November 1 – Livestock Judging State Contest Agenda Quiz Bowl contest has been canceled. Entries are …

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Western NC Spring Fling (CANCELED)

When: April 10–11, 2020 Where: NC Mountain State Fairgrounds What: Hog Show, Heifer Show, Steer Show – please use the forms …

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NC Junior Hereford Association, Judging in January

Senior Contest Results Senior High Individual Overall Senior High Team Overall Senior Individual Goat Senior Team Goat Senior Individual Sheep Senior Team Sheep Senior Individual Cattle Senior …

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Advanced Livestock Judging Registration

Looking to improve your livestock judging skills? Want to travel to new farms and see high-quality stock? Have some judging experience? Between …

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NCJHA Judging in January

Judging in January Registration Information and Schedule When: January 25, 2020, registrations are due January 10 Where: NC State University Beef …

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 …

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2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …


Forage Quality: Concepts and Practices

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