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Cover photo for NC 4-H State Livestock Contests

NC 4-H State Livestock Contests

July 29–31, 2021 Quiz Bowl Entry Form Skillathon Entry Form Livestock Judging Entry Form Contest Rules July 29, 2021 8–9 a.m. Registration for Skillathon Contest and …

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Youth Beef Educational Workshop

What: Youth Beef Educational Workshop hosted by the NC Cattlemen’s Association (Learn about Beef Production, Processing, and Marketing) Date: July …

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Advanced Livestock Judging Program

2021 Advanced Livestock Judging Program June 29 (Buncombe County) July 6 (Rowan County) July 13 (Wilson County) Youth ages 14-18 only Limited to the …

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Show Down in the Foothills

Show Cattle Clinic May 8, 2021 Caldwell County Fairgrounds, Lenoir, NC Instructor: Bob May, Mineral Point, WI, Purina Honor Chow Ambassador For more …

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WNC Jr Beef Spring Fling

When: April 9–10, 2021 Steer and Heifer Check-In: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on April 9 Heifer Show 10 a.m. on April 10 Steer …

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East Coast Extravaganza

Swine, Goat, Lamb, Heifer, and Steer Show March 6–7, 2021 Schedule Rules Entry Form (Late entries will be accepted at the Gate at …

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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 …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

Timeline showing when calves are at risk from each pathogen that causes scours as described in Table 1.

Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

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Movement of nitrogen through a swine farm using a lagoon-sprayfield manure management system.

How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

This publication provides basic information on animal production systems and reviews the movement of nitrogen …

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Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Liability Defenses for Injury of Farm Visitors

This factsheet provides an overview of a farmer or landowner’s obligations to visitors — invited …

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Getting Data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Using R

This publication provides information and guidance on using computer code to access the National Agricultural …


Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …


Certification Training for Operators of Animal Waste Management Systems - Type A

This training program is designed to provide operators of animal waste management systems with the …