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Avery A&H Fair and Annual Draft Pull

Avery A&H Fair Board along with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center invite you to attend the educational and family …

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Weed Control in Pastures

What and Why? Weeds grow at a more rapid pace than desired grasses. In doing so, they “snuff-out” the grasses …

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External Pests on Livestock

Summer is a prime time for the emergence of external pests, such as flies and ticks. To avoid economic …

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Closed These Days in December

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mitchell County staff will be participating in staff development on Thursday, December 9 (all day) and …

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Office Currently Closed

The office is currently closed due to no heat or water. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you need assistance …

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Forage and Feed Stuff Testing

Forage and feed quality are important in proper nutrition for livestock, especially those that are lactating or pregnant. To …

2021 Flood Damage

Flood Damage Relief to Be Available

Has Your Farm Suffered Flood Damage? Please contact our Extension Center (828.688.4811) as well as the FSA office (828.765.5049) with …

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Youth Interested in Livestock

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center provides a livestock interest 4-H club for all youth ages 5 to 18- Mitchell …

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Frost Seeding

With spring just around the corner, pasture improvements and forages become a priority. Multiple actions can be taken to …

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Water in the Winter

Water in Winter What? Water is the most important dietary source for all living creatures; for without ample water, a living …

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Black Vultures

In various parts of the country, including North Carolina, Black Vultures have become an increasingly large problem for livestock …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Keeping Garden Chickens in North Carolina

A guide for urban residents who want to raise backyard chickens. Includes information about breed …

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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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

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Registering a Pet Food Business in North Carolina

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

Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …

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.

4/12/24
Graph shows variation in rainfall and temperature during the study.

Cool-Season Annual Forages for Pasture-Based Livestock Systems

Cool-season annual forages like wheat, oats, and ryegrass can be used to feed livestock in …

4/5/24