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Cattle Reproduction School

Cattle Reproduction Schoolcattlecattle June 5th and 6th, 2024 Mountain Research Station, Waynesville Contact Kyla-Jo Farmer at 828-456-3575 to register! $15 per person – …

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WNC Small Ruminant Workshop

April 27, 2024 Topics to be covered include: Preventative Health Management of Small Ruminants Vaccination programs Parasite mitigation strategies Nutritional and genetic considerations Lambing/Kidding 101 Troubleshooting …

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2024 Carolina Meat Conference

The Carolina Meat Conference supports a growing community committed to supporting sustainable food production through fostering regenerative production practices, …

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Spring Bull Breeding Soundness Exams

A complete BSE evaluates the physical characteristics of a bull necessary for mobility and athleticism in the pasture, structural …

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Small Ruminant Winter Webinar Series

Mark your calendars! Registration is open for the 2023-2024 Small Ruminant Winter Webinar Series! These webinars will include panel discussions …

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WNC Beef Commission Christmas Party

You’re invited to our 2023 WNC Beef Cattle Commission Christmas Party! The festivities are taking place Saturday, December 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the …

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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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Starting a pet food business is much more involved than making food or treats and …

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Rapid decrease in oxygen, followed by fermentation, during which pH decreases and bacteria increase then decrease to a stable phase after 3 or more weeks.

Silage and Haylage Production

This publication provides information on two forage conservation techniques to help producers select a technique …

5/7/24
Graph of typical moisture loss pattern during hay curing. x-axis: days. y-axis: percent moisture. Straight line at 20% for baling moisture. Moisture falls from 80% to 20% by day 4.

Hay Production

This publication addresses aspects of hay production as a method of conserving forage crops.

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